Baati wali kadi/ Bhujia Kadhi This is a delicious kadhi which I love  1 1/2 cups curd 1 1/2 tbsp besan 1 tsp coriander pwd 1/2 tsp red chilli pwd 1 1/2 tsp crushed green chillies n ginger 1/4 tsp turmeric 1/2 tsp methi 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tsp mustard seeds A pinch of…

Sama Kheer ( Barnyard Millet pudding)  A lovely kheer low on milk and sugar  Quick easy and gets made in a jiffy .  Tastes like phirni.  1/2 cup Sama washed , soaked in water 1/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 cups water 3/4 cup milk 2-3 cardamoms crushed A few strands of saffron Dry fruit( Almond…

Buckwheat/ Kuttu/ Fafar Chilla  1 cup kuttu flour 1/2 cup grated cucumber 2-3 green chillies minced 3 tbsp chopped coriander  Salt to taste  1/2 tsp cumin seeds ( optional) Mix all the ingredients with some water.  It’s good to mix with your hands so that there are no lumps and we get a nice smooth…

 Besan Dhokla Subzi  Easy , jhatpat, just go with your instincts . The gravy turned out to be delicious.  Mandatory; the Dhokla has to be dense .  I’d had enough of leftover Dhokla ki chaat, Amiri Khaman, crushing it in bhel etc .  I’d heard someone mentioning Dhokla ki Subzi ages back but had no…

Rajasthani Malpua 1 cup Whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta) 1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp coarsely crushed cardamom seeds  1/2 tsp coarsely crushed black peppercorns (kalimirch) 1 tbsp fennel seeds (saunf) 3 tbsps Curd  1 tbsp ghee  ghee for deep-frying Method Combine the sugar and 1 cup of warm water in a bowl and stir to…

Vrat( fast) or Bharat( filling up) as my gharwalas say when we fast . A day when we don’t eat rice or wheat. Today being Ekadashi the whole house is fasting so it’s more of a Feasting.  Here is one Dip that we make which is tasty and very easy to make.  Easy Peanut Dip  This…

Candied Orange Peels Recipe credits ; Brighteyed baker  These lovely Peels are delicious tangy with a hint of tingling bitterness. Very versatile can be had with toast we could use them as a topping on cakes, soufflé, ice cream, cheesecake. I’ve even tried it with shrikhand and it’s lovely. I added it in fruit cream…

Almond n Coconut Cookies ( Gluten Free) 1 cup almond flour 1 cup dessicated coconut 1 egg 4 tbsp oil 4 tbsp honey 1/2 tsp ginger powder/ 1 tbsp fresh ginger juice  1/2 tsp cinnamon powder  Mix the almond flour, dessicated coconut, ginger and cinnamon powder.  Mix in the oil, honey and egg to a…

Instant Carrot, Ginger and Chilli pickle  2 carrots diced / 1 1/2 cups  150 gms chillies slightly slit 100 gms ginger julienned  3 tbsp rai powder 2 tbsps salt  3/4 tsp turmeric 1/3 cup lemon juice  1/4 tsp hing 1/2 tsp kalonji 1 tsp rai 2 tsp fennel seeds 1/2 cup juice from the chilli…

Paneer Kadhai Masala  Recipe credits Mr. Atul Sikand Made it as it was written no changes whatsoever.  I made it in MO too though I was a little apprehensive about the pungency. But believe me it was absolutely delicious.  Paneer Kadhai Masala #sikandalouscuisine 400 Grams Paneer – Cube and dip in hot water while the…

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…