Easy Vegetable Pulao

Vegetable Pulao / pulav or Pilaf  (वेजीटेबल पुलाव) is one of the most common rice dish that is made in Indian homes very so often. Being among common dish on the menu for parties or celebrations, it is an easy one pot recipe in which rice are cooked with simple vegetables. As with any recipe, the success lies in how much your guests love it. This recipe of mine has always been popular for about a decade now. 

Preparation time : 30 minutes

Cooking time : 25 minutes

Serving : 6

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Shahi Paneer Recipe

Shahi Paneer (शाही पनीर ) is a delicious North Indian preparation of succulent pieces of Cottage Cheese or Paneer that cooked in rich gravy of onion, tomatoes coupled with few cashews. This is a traditional recipe which has been followed from generations and has been mainstay preparation in Indian cuisine since the time of Mughals. It is simple and quick to make and is ready within 30 minutes, making it a perfect dish, which can impress everyone and anyone.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serving : 4-5

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How to make Gulab Jamuns at home | Your Food Fantasy

Home made Gulab Jamuns

Gulab Jamun (गुलाब जामुन) is the most popular and loved dessert in India. Best described as an Indian version of a donut immersed in a sweet syrup. Below is the step by step pictorial recipe to make “Gulab Jamun” with Khoya / Mawa / Dried Evaporated Milk.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Serving: 15 pieces

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Coconut Barfi | Nariyal Ke Barfi

Fresh Coconut Burfi / Coconut Fudge or fresh Nariyal burfi is a classic and traditional Indian sweet which is prepared during festivals and special occasions. The taste and the juices that emanate from the fresh coconut give the special richness to this delicacy. Whilst this recipe of mine shows step by step how to make it from fresh milk and fresh coconut, you can use desiccated coconut and condensed milk, to get a similar recipe in less that 10 minutes (see my recipe of Coconut Laddo).

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Serving: 6-7

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Drumstick Dry Masala

Masala Drumstick or Spicy Drumsticks is a  north indian recipe which can be cooked with simple ingredients and tastes awesome. Scientific named Moringa Oleifera, also known as Sahjan ki Phali in Hindi, or murungakkai down in southern part of India.You may have already heard it being added to sambhar. Below is my recipe for making Masala Drumstick.

These drumsticks are full of nutrients. Being particularly high in vitamin C, they are also a good source of dietary fiber, potassiummagnesium, and manganese.

An easy to make dish which goes perfectly well with Dal and rice and turns the regular meal into nothing less than fantastic.

Prepration time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Serving: 4

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Aata Ladoo | Wheat Flour Ladoo

Atta Ladoo  (गेहूं के आटे के लड्डू) or Wheat Flour laddoo is a round sweet ball made of wheat flour and powdered sugar. Its a rich, sweet snack which is commonly made in every house hold in northern part of India specially in the numbing winters.

Prepration Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Serving: 16-18 Ladoo

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Spring Onions Curry |

Spring Onion Curry Recipe

Spring onion curry / Green Onion curry or Hare Pyaz ki Sabji is a simply and easy Indian recipe made from spring onions and potatoes. Spring onions has many health benefits, not only does it reduces the blood cholesterol levels but also reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. The vitamin C in this vegetable also boost the immunity. A spicy vegetarian dish, having the right mix of taste and flavours makes this recipe a great side dish.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 – 20 minutes

Serving: 4

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Stuffed Bread Roll

Potato Stuffed Bread Roll Recipe

Potato Bread roll (आलू ब्रेड रोल) is a wonderful snack recipe which is made using two main everyday use ingredients bread slices and potatoes. Being crunchy from outside and soft from inside, this makes a best option when it comes to having a snack which can be prepared in a jiffy.

Prepration Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Serving: 6 pieces

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How to make instant green chilli pickle |

Instant Green Chilli Pickle

Instant Green Chilli Pickle (हरी मिर्च का अचार) is hot, spicy, tangy and very quick and easy to make. It is a true delight for your taste buds if you love to accompany something spicier with your food. Generally speaking, pickle is one thing that most of the south-asians will crave for to compliment the food. You can eat it will indian bread (Chappati, Thepla, Puri, etc) or make a simple meal exciting when you have only Dal and Rice.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

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Matar Mushroom Curry | Your Food Fantasy

Matar Mushroom Curry / Peas Mushroom Curry

Matar Mushroom (मटर मशरूम) is a north indian, spicy onion tomato based creamy gravy with the richness of cashews and cream. Mushrooms are also known as Kumbh or Dhingri. So it is called kumbh matar curry or dhingri matar recipeWith just two main ingredients, it can be made in a jiffy if you have some unexpected guests and you want to impress them with your cooking skills. 

Sharing here, step by step recipe of a restaurant style semi dry Mushroom Matar curry.

Preparation time: 15 – 20 minutes

Cooking time: 25-30 minutes

Serving: 4-5

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Lamb Chops Recipe -

Lamb Chops / Mutton Chops Recipe

When you talk of non-vegetarian starters, one thing that crosses mind is soft, tender Lamb Chops. Quick and easy to cook, lamb chops have tender, juicy meat, which is best served hot. It tastes so scrumptious that, you won’t realise it could be so easy to make it. You can make it in Oven (Oven Lamb Chops), or on Tawa (Flat Pan). I am sharing both the options here. For mutton lovers, you can make Mutton Chops following the same recipe, and you have your favourite chops ready at home.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Marination time: 8 – 10 hours / Overnight (Longer you marinade, better the taste)

Cooking time: 30 – 35 minutes

Serving: 6

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Punjabi Egg Curry |

Punjabi Egg Curry Recipe | Anda curry in Dhaba Style

Punjabi egg curry (एग करी), is one such recipe that is extremely simple and easy. There are days when you are not in great mood to do elaborate cooking, or need to prepare something that is tasty, fulfilling, gives protein, and something that you can cook with ingredients normally found in a house, all you do is make egg curry. You can enjoy this with rice, chapatti, bread, naan, anything really.

Sharing my step by step recipe which is dhaba style.

Prepration time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serving : 3-4

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Strawberry Jam recipe | by Meenu Guopta

Easy Homemade Strawberry Jam

When you think of ‘Strawberry’ what comes to your mind? The big red and juicy image of Strawberry. There are umpteen things that you can do with Strawberries (apart from eating raw). So this time around when I plucked some fresh strawberries from a farm, I thought of doing something that could last for longer…I decided to make Strawberry Jam. To my own surprise this jam tasted far better than what I used to get from supermarket, and my 4 year old approved the same with both thumbs up. Below is the simple and easy recipe for the same.

Preparation time : 10 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Serving: Yields around 1.5 kg of jam

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baingan bharta recipe by meenu gupta

Baingan bharta

Baingan/Aubergine/Eggplant Bharta (बैँगन का भरता) is a north indian side dish which hails from Punjabi cuisine and is made by roasting aubergine on direct flame. It is a simple but exotic dish which is known for its smoky flavour.Traditionally this bharta (pronounced as Bhurr-taah) is made by roasting eggplant in a charcoal based tandoor but at home we can use the simple method of roasting it directly on Gas stove. This dish is liked by all even those who don’t like eating eggplant, the smokey flavour is something which is hard to resist.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Serving: 4-5

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Easy Matar Paneer Recipe

Matar paneer (मटर पनीर) is a popular North Indian (originating in Punjab district) dish prepared with paneer and peas. Paneer (Cottage Cheese) pieces and green peas being cooked in onion-tomato gravy with spices and can be enjoyed with Poori, Naan, paratha or jeera rice. You can also add side dish of Raita and Poppadam to make it a full meal.

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Layered Mooli Paratha

Mooli / Radish paratha (मूली के परांठे) is another favourite paratha recipe from the land of Punjab. It is yummy shallow fried stuffed Indian bread recipe, which uses stuffing prepared with grated Mooli / Radish and various other spices. Radish being diuretic in nature, improves the metabolism and digestion, and is really good for liver and kidneys, makes this tantalising recipe a very healthy and nutritious too.  

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 3 servings (6 pieces)

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