Jalapeño Poppers 6-8 large jalapeños ( I used the regular Big chillies)  200 gms cream cheese 1/2 cup APF ( Maida) 1 cup milk  3/4 cup bread cups ( panko/ regular) Filling 1/2 tsp onion powder  1/2 tsp garlic powder  1/2 tsp mixed herbs  1/3 tsp cumin seeds 1/4 tsp salt Mix all the ingredients…

Karela Bhujia ( Bitter Gourd fry) 1/2 kg Karela 1 large onion 1 potato 3/4 tsp saunf 1/2 tsp cumin 1 tsp red chilli powder  1 1/2 tsp coriander powder  1/2 tsp amchoor  1/4 tsp hing 1/2 tsp sugar Salt Turmeric  2 tbsp MO Chop the Karela into thin roundels sprinkle salt and turmeric. Mix…

Aloo Shimla Mirch  * 2 cups boiled and cubed potatoes * 2 capsicums cut into chunks deseeded  * Handful cherry tomatoes (optional) * 2 tbsp Thencha * 1 1/2 tbsp MO * 1/2 tsp turmeric  * 1 tsp cumin * 1/4 tsp hing * 1 tsp red chilli powder  * 1/4 tsp fennel seeds *…

Curry Leaf and Coconut Tomato #sikandalouscuisine  Recipe Courtsey Chef Abhishek Gupta  I’ve tweaked the recipe a bit and hence written it in my words.  2 cups Tomatoes cubed 1/4 cup onions finely chopped 1/4 cup grated coconut 1/4 cup chopped coriander/ mint / wood sorrel  My addition  2 green chillies chopped 2 tbsp raw mango finely…

Magic Spanish Romesco Sauce Dip  This is the national sauce of Spain. Its incredibly versatile and delicious! Use it as a sauce, dip, spread and as pesto – or even as a marinade! Romesco sauce is smoky and creamy, but so much healthier than normal dips. It’s like pesto – with a fraction of the…

Hot and Sour Vegetables.  3/4 Broccoli florets Mushrooms chopped into 4 pieces  Zuchchini slit and cut into slices 1/2 + 1/2 Red yellow bell pepper roasted 6-7 Cherry Tomatoes  1 tbsp heaped finely chopped celery  1 red chilli fresh sliced 2 tbsp Tomato purée 2 tbsp Ranveer Brars hot and sour sauce 2 tsps chilli…

Baked Achari Methi Suhaali / Mathri  250 gms maida  250 gms atta 3 tbsp ghee 3/4 tsp salt  1/4 cup kasoori Methi 3 tbsp Masala from the mango pickle  1/2 tsp carrom seeds Water as required to knead a stiff dough  Mix the Maida and atta. Mix in all the dry ingredients. Make a well…

Achari Stuffed Chillies 6-7 large green chillies.  1 cup mashed boiled potatoes  2 tbsp masala taken from the mango pickle 2 tsps mustard oil  1 pinch of hing 1/2 tsp coriander seeds 1 tsp panch phoran  1 tsp redchilli powder 2 tbsps grated coconut  Salt to taste  1 tbsp lemon juice  Remove the stems of…

Maa Choliya Di Dal.  Recipe as given to me by my cook Kastooriji.  ( Respectfully called Dadi) by all the members of my family. Though when she’s cooking she always drives me out of the kitchen but I do barge in on some pretext or the other . But to be honest I’ve learnt a…

Mooli ki Bhujji A much loved veggie of the Rajasthanis. Though earlier the mooli was boiled and the water then squeezed out. I’ve just cooked it straight away and have an even more delicious Bhujji with all the benefits of mooli.  Incase you don’t have the leaves use Spinach or just go ahead without the…