Indian cuisine Archive

  • Can’t believe its Tuesday already !!! I had no idea how Monday slipped quietly and another day comes knocking at the door. Mondays are very  deceptive and they arrived …. lets not discussed about it. Instead lets talk about my new venture in kebab, did  I say new ? yes because this time I am talking about vegetarian kebab…wait what is that ? Isn’t kebab are supposed to be of meat and meat only and that’s the reason they are christened like that. I am not […]

    Paneer reshmi seekh kebab for your barbecue nights

    Can’t believe its Tuesday already !!! I had no idea how Monday slipped quietly and another day comes knocking at the door. Mondays are very  deceptive and they arrived …. lets not discussed about it. Instead lets talk about my new venture in kebab, did  I say new ? yes because this time I am talking about vegetarian kebab…wait what is that ? Isn’t kebab are supposed to be of meat and meat only and that’s the reason they are christened like that. I am not […]

  • Aloo kofta curry is very special to me not because that it is my Ma’s one of the savoured recipe but because it is simple and minimalist too, nothing fancy and many a times it acts as saviour against some un announced guest or on weekday’s dinner after work when suddenly I realized we had nothing at home except potatoes, stupefied at being so inefficient , and after a long-distance call later at some ungodly hours to my Mom, aloo kofta arrived in its full attire. […]

    aloo kofta / potato kofta curry or dumplings in tangy tomato – yogurt sauce

    Aloo kofta curry is very special to me not because that it is my Ma’s one of the savoured recipe but because it is simple and minimalist too, nothing fancy and many a times it acts as saviour against some un announced guest or on weekday’s dinner after work when suddenly I realized we had nothing at home except potatoes, stupefied at being so inefficient , and after a long-distance call later at some ungodly hours to my Mom, aloo kofta arrived in its full attire. […]

  • It was a long silent winter night with moon shone brightly in the dark sky flirting with zillions of stars, we were on a road trip winding our ways through the jungles of Madhya Pradesh, the central state of India, where the big wild cats occasionally meets and greets you, just like on a wild safari trip, dotted with some tribal villages along its rustic paths, a strong waft of charred eggplants rustles up its way towards us, leaving us […]

    Baingan ka bharta goes Mediterranean

    It was a long silent winter night with moon shone brightly in the dark sky flirting with zillions of stars, we were on a road trip winding our ways through the jungles of Madhya Pradesh, the central state of India, where the big wild cats occasionally meets and greets you, just like on a wild safari trip, dotted with some tribal villages along its rustic paths, a strong waft of charred eggplants rustles up its way towards us, leaving us […]

  • How will you describe rezala ? Just stating that it’s a highly fragrant dish which looks more like a stew and not a gravy and mildly spiced will not do justice to it. In fact it is a perfect amalgamation of sourness and sweetness with an undertone of spiciness, with lots of unmatched flavour makes it rather amusing and delectable which is very much Bengali in origin. Unlike other Bengali delicacies which has travelled to far away land, rezala remain […]

    bengali chicken rezala with roasted almonds

    How will you describe rezala ? Just stating that it’s a highly fragrant dish which looks more like a stew and not a gravy and mildly spiced will not do justice to it. In fact it is a perfect amalgamation of sourness and sweetness with an undertone of spiciness, with lots of unmatched flavour makes it rather amusing and delectable which is very much Bengali in origin. Unlike other Bengali delicacies which has travelled to far away land, rezala remain […]

  • Updated : This post has been re -edited, re- photographed and re-published. We are so pleased to announce  that this recipe of Mirchi ka salan has been cited as referral on Wikipedia, and unfortunately we do not know who has referred it there, must be one of our valued reader. Getting a linkback from Wikipedia is consider as a mark of authentication and genuinity and for that we thank you all for loving it, for recommending it to others and we convey […]

    Hyderabadi mirchi ka salan / Curried chillies in a nutty sauce

    Updated : This post has been re -edited, re- photographed and re-published. We are so pleased to announce  that this recipe of Mirchi ka salan has been cited as referral on Wikipedia, and unfortunately we do not know who has referred it there, must be one of our valued reader. Getting a linkback from Wikipedia is consider as a mark of authentication and genuinity and for that we thank you all for loving it, for recommending it to others and we convey […]

  • Haryali methi chaman or Fenugreek flavoured Indian cottage cheese is a highly fragrant and flavourful dish from the beautiful valley of Kashmir. It is mainly the forte of Kashmiri pandits for whom the food is a part of their ethnic identity, and avoids mainly onion, garlic and tomatoes and off course any non-veg items. In Kashmir, it is usually pronounced as tsaman (paneer / Indian cottage cheese) which eventually become chaman for the rest of India. You might be wondering […]

    Haryali methi chaman – Bombay Post style

    Haryali methi chaman or Fenugreek flavoured Indian cottage cheese is a highly fragrant and flavourful dish from the beautiful valley of Kashmir. It is mainly the forte of Kashmiri pandits for whom the food is a part of their ethnic identity, and avoids mainly onion, garlic and tomatoes and off course any non-veg items. In Kashmir, it is usually pronounced as tsaman (paneer / Indian cottage cheese) which eventually become chaman for the rest of India. You might be wondering […]

  •   VandeMa Taram… Celebrate this year Independence Day with Tiranga Pulao / pilaf.  Here goes the recipe. Indian tiranga pulao   Recipe: Indian Tiranga / tri-color pulao /pilaf Summary: A beautiful vegetarian pulao with carrots, dryfruits and herbs mildly spiced with nutmeg Ingredients Basmati rice: 1 ½ cup Capsicum: 1 Beans: 2-3 Carrots: 2 Raisins: 10 gm Cashew nuts: 12-15 Almonds: 10 Dates: 6-8 Bay leaves: 2-3 small Black cardamom: 3 Green cardamom: 4-5 Star anise: 1 White peppercorns: 6-8 […]

    Indian tiranga pulao

      VandeMa Taram… Celebrate this year Independence Day with Tiranga Pulao / pilaf.  Here goes the recipe. Indian tiranga pulao   Recipe: Indian Tiranga / tri-color pulao /pilaf Summary: A beautiful vegetarian pulao with carrots, dryfruits and herbs mildly spiced with nutmeg Ingredients Basmati rice: 1 ½ cup Capsicum: 1 Beans: 2-3 Carrots: 2 Raisins: 10 gm Cashew nuts: 12-15 Almonds: 10 Dates: 6-8 Bay leaves: 2-3 small Black cardamom: 3 Green cardamom: 4-5 Star anise: 1 White peppercorns: 6-8 […]