Burnt Garlic Spinach Rice 8-10 cloves garlic chopped ( burnt to a reddish colour in little oil) 2 cups spinach chopped 3/4 cup rice Salt to taste 1/2 tsp cumin 11/2 tbsp ghee / oil 1 1/2 cup water 1. Wash and soak the rice for 30 minutes 2. Wash the spinach and chop finely…

Neer Dosa Neer as the word means water. So a watery batter Cooking is not Rocket science agreed. But cooking is also not easy as one thinks it is. Getting the right proportions , the right consistency , the right amount of gravy masalas etc etc is quite stressing. Anyway confused as I was as…

AL YAKHNI Al yakhni / lauki yakhni is a very light and aromatic dish. A must try for the lauki lovers……traditionally it is served with white boiled rice…… INGREDIENTS Lauki 500 gm cut in 2 inch batons Curd 1 ½ cup Shahjeera ½ tsp Cloves 4 Black cardamom 2 Cinnamon 1 inch Fennel powder 1…

Roasted chunky Capsicum and Tomato Salsa A delicious addition to the starters. Can be had with Nachos , Tacos , Chips , Potato Wedges or even Papad. 2 capsicums blistered on an open flame 2-3 large tomatoes blistered 1 large onion chopped 1 /2 tablespoon oil 5-6 garlic cloves 2 -3 green chillies finely chopped…

Milk Cake ( Alwar Style) Recipe credits my favourite Lil Chef Yaman Agarwal This youngsters talent never ceases to amaze me. He makes demonstrates meticulously and explains with so well that even a novice will be able to follow. 1 ltr milk 150 gms sugar A few almonds / pistachios for decoration A heavy bottomed…

Minty Hariyali Dum Alu 1/2 kg baby potatoes boiled and peeled Make a paste of 1 cup packed mint leaves 1/4 cup coriander leaves 3-4 green chillies 1 tsp cumin 1 “ pc ginger 5-6 cloves garlic 2 tsp poppy seeds 1 onion 1/4 cup curd 2 black cardamoms 3-4 cloves 2 tbsp ghee 1…

Recipe Credits. Mr. Atul Sikand I’ve been wanting to make these Moong Dal Mangodis And today I had to make them after my grandson saw them in the market place.It didn’t take me much of convincing that they could be made at home. He waited impatiently but ate up two the minute I’d cooled them…

Roasted Stuffed Jalapeños An easier and more delicious version of Jalapeño Poppers. Frying not required . I’ve airfried them for 7-8 mins on high. 10/12 Jalapeños For the stuffing 100 gms cream cheese 11/2 tbsp cheddar cheese 1 tbsps red bell pepper chopped into tiny bits 1 tbsp onions chopped finely 1/4 tsp oregano A…

Leftover Upma Cutlets I had a whole bowl ful of leftover Upma Sometime back. Nobody wanted to have it again so we just asked our cook to make Cutlets with it. A lovely snack . And come to think of it who doesn’t love Cutlets. However much we might be on a diet but One…

Kantola/ Spiny Gourd / Teasle Gourd A lovely vegetable with amazing help benefits. Aids digestion , full of antioxidants, very good for diabetes. Looks like Karela but not bitter at all 300 gms Kantola ( washed and sliced into thin roundles ) 1/2 cup onions thinly sliced 1/2 tsp saunf Pinch of hing 1 tsp…

Nachni / Ragi Rotis Soft Fluffy Nachni Rotis We’ve tried making Nachni Rotis in various ways using hot water, normal water , adding a little wheat flour but they were always quite tough and would crack up.would puff up and we had to gulp down the hard Rotis. But a Maharashtrian neighbour came to our…

Vaghareli Rotli This dish is made with leftover rotis. A wonderful gujju dish. A complete meal by itself one could perhaps just have a bowl of salad alongside it. Very muchon the lines of the Marwadi “Papad Ka Saag. ” To be consumed immediately after it’s made. Because the longer it is kept the more…