Indian cooking is incomplete with out Puri. Who can say no to super puffed and spiced Puri, topped with fenugreek (Methi) leaves. Methi / Fenugreek Puri (मेथी पूरी) is a deep fried crispy Indian bread, and is made from plain wheat flour and fenugreek. You can make these methi puries and they can last a couple of day, and eat as snack with tea or as mains with other curries.
Baby corn is one such thing that can gel well with any cuisine, be it Indian, Chinese or anything from West. Baby corn has host of benefits, like it is low in calories, and has less carb when compared with normal corn. Baby corn has large fibre contents, which is good for lowering risk of heart diseases and type 2 diabetes. A 1/2-cup serving offers 4 percent of the daily value for vitamin A and iron, and 2 percent of the daily value for vitamin C. Sharing this Baby Corn Masala, a creamy gravy based recipe, which I would say is derived from my experiment with North Indian Cuisine.
Khasta means Crispy, Matar means Peas and Kachori (also pronounced and written as Kachodi) means pastry with filling. Khasta matar Kachori is crispy green pea stuffed pastry. The crisp and flaky outer shell formed by deep frying gives this a unique flavour. Filling can be made from many things, normally it is lentil, or onion but I have used green peas masala, hence the name. With each bite, you discover layers of crispness on the surface and then soft mushy masala peas in the core.
Pooris (Puri) / Indian puffed breads, are made up in varying flavours based on ingredients used to make it and taste of Poori varies accordingly. This recipe is for the most common form of Poori, known as Ajwain or Carom Seeds Poori. In this recipe below, I will share my tips on how to make Khasta / Crunchy Ajwain Poori. This probably the simplest kind of poori to make.
For paneer lovers, Kadai Paneer (कडाही पनीर) probably will be in top 5 paneer dishes. This is a common north-indian dish, however origin of Kadai Paneer is debated, some say it originated from south, in any case, it tastes delicious so just enjoy 🙂 Kadai paneer is the combination of paneer, onion and colourful bell peppers, in a with spicy tomato based gravy and aromatic spices. Continue reading “Kadai Paneer – कडाही पनीर”
Kuttu ke Puri (कूटु के आटे की पूरी) is something which is most commonly consumed during the days of religious fasting e.g. Navratri, Shivratri, Ekadashi. This buckwheat flour poori (puffed bread) is not much different from normal puri, except that here I add grated boiled potato in the dough for that added flavour. There are few other flours like Amaranth (Rajgira) flour and Water chestnut (singhara) flour, which can be used to make fasting (vrat) food. Here I am sharing the step by step pictorial recipe of Buckwheat flour poori.