One of the challenge one faces whilst cooking is not only making the dish but also decide what shall go with the dish, e.g. when making a dal, shall you made rice or chappatti or if making a curry what should you combine with?! This made me decide to write this combination which is somewhat new and somewhat unique. Best part is that it’s gluten free too.Continue reading “Amarantha Paratha with Tadka Dal and Navratan Pulao”
Being a mum what is anyone’s biggest challenge? Mine is feeding kids! Kids don’t want to eat this or that or sometimes they get bored of one thing or other. I keep thinking of ways to feed them by either giving friendly shape to food (call it food art), or feed them by playing games, or sometimes just creating some fusion.Continue reading “Vegan Fruity Chocolate Dosa | Crepes”
Who does not know about samosa? Originating from Indian subcontinent, samosa has gone all over the world and has morphed into various forms. Whilst for me the original Punjabi samosa remains most favourite, however with kids in house, I have to think of food which is kid friendly too.Continue reading “Apple Pie Samosa”
Its full on apple season in the UK, and with no surprises apples are blooming at peak in September across many households, thanks to good UK weather and that it is common to find apple tree in backyard of many British homes.
Kofta, its a ball made up of minced stuffing mixed with spices. In its simplest form Kofta is primarily made of minced meat, however in Indian subcontinent, for the vegetarians, its mainly filled with Paneer or Lauki (Bottle Gourd). There are shrimp and fish koftas too, found mainly in coastal regions of India.
Depending on where in world you are, you may find Kofta made as dry balls or can be with gravy (generally served with rice).
Not all the days are when you have luxury of time to hand to do elaborate cooking and at that time all you wish is quick recipe, but you do not wish to eat that million calories Pizza from a take away, nor you wish to survive on sandwich. Here comes this handy “honey garlic prawns”, which offers goodness of prawns and is ready in less than 20 mins. Serve with plain steamed rice or with bread of your choice.
If you are a seafood lover, chances are that you will like prawns too and if you like prawns that its given that you will relish this ginger garlic based prawn curry, which is really easy to cook. Recently my partner bought prawns to cook at home (he loves king / tiger prawns) and asked me to suggest a recipe. He had recently made Prawn Skewers and this time he said he want to make some gravy based thing. I had been having a few busy weeks and hence I suggested this easy to cook recipe of “ginger garlic prawn curry” for him to try.
Raise hand if you love aubergine. Now raise hands if you do not love aubergine. Reason for both of you groups need to raise hand is that immaterial of you liking aubergine or not, everyone loves this roasted aubergine, tossed in spices, aka known as “Baingan Bharta”.
As some of you are aware, I am mum of two kids. One being close to 8 years and other going to be 2 soon. 8 year old goes to school and I have been teaching her how to manage her activities on her own. This includes waking up in time, taking shower, getting ready for school, and many more of these activities so that she is independent. Of course, I am there to help her at any step she needs it. One of the challenge that I face with her is to wake her up, she will always ask to have few more minutes to sleep, this also means I need to be awake to wake her up.
Pulao or Pulav or Pilav, is a rice based dish made usually with Basmati rice mixing with aromatic spices and herbs. There are numerous variants of pulao, such as tava pulao, matar pulao, veg pulao, etc. The one am sharing recipe here is Navratan Pulao, this has generous usage of dry fruits and vegetables.
Raise hands if you are one who loves lentils? I have grew up in a household where lentil was inherent part of meal, everyday, regardless of anything else being in the meal or not. The reason there was so much emphasis of having lentils (also called dal or dhal) in meal was mainly because its rich in protein, vitamin and other minerals as well as low calories. Most importantly lentils are not so costly source of vitamins and protein.
Lots of people suffer from various intolerances, and gluten intolerance is increasingly been identified with lot many people. Hence, I get asked about gluten free recipes. There are numerous such recipes available. The one here is something which can be made without much fuss and can be paired with various currys or side dishes. This one is Amaranth Paratha, also referred as Rajgira or Chaulai Paratha.
Its 9th of March when I am starting penning down my review of Degustabox which was sent to be in Feb, I am assuming I will be able to publish this by middle of March. I normally write my blogs with no pre-planning or thinking. I received this February box delivered on 26th Feb, normally the box comes in 3rd week of the month, however, I was travelling hence I requested the box delivery and whole delivery rescheduling was done so smoothly, that’s another reason I like Degustabox.