Thursday, 19 December 2013



Cauliflower finely chopped  1 cup
Soya nuggets boiled  10-12
Ginger garlic paste  1 tbsp
Tomato puree         1/4 cup
Red chilly powder   1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder         1/2 tsp
Garam masala         1/2 tsp
A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
Cumin seeds           1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

For Garnishing

Chopped coriander


Heat oil in a pan.Add asafoetida (hing) & cumin seeds let it crackle.
Then add  tomato puree, turmeric powder and chilly powder. Fry for 4-5 mins untill the oil separate.
Add soya nuggets, cauliflower and salt. Cover the lid & keep it on slow flame for another 5-6 mins. Now add garam masala and mix well.
Garnish it with chopped coriander & serve hot with parathas.

Monday, 9 December 2013



Boiled rice          1 cup
Chopped spinach 1/2 cup
Ginger garlic paste 2 tsp
Red chilly powder 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder (haldi) 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds (jeera)         1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds (rai)1/2 tsp
Pinch of  asafoetida (hing optional)
Lemon Juice                 2 tsp
Crushed  peanuts  1/4  cup
Oil                       1 tbsp
Salt  as per taste


Heat oil in a pan.Add asafoetida, mustard seeds and cumin seeds let it crackle.

Now add ginger garlic paste and  chopped spinach.Saute for 3-4 minutes.Then add chilly powder, turmeric powder, boiled rice and salt. Mix well. Add the lemon juice and mix again and close the flame.

Serve hot. 



Paneer 250gms cut in cubes
ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
red chilly powder  1/2 tsp
cornflour  1 tbsp
lemon juice  2 tsp
curd   1 tbsp
garam masala 1/2tsp
salt 3/4 tsp
oil for frying


Mix all the ingredients, (except the oil for frying) & let it marinade for 1-2  hours  in the fridge.

Deep fry the marinated mixture . Drain the excess oil on an absorbent paper.Sprinkle some chaat masala (optional).

Serve hot with green chutney and sliced onion.


This is a popular North Indian  dish


A bunch of spinach
Green chilly 2
Ginger garlic paste 2-3 tsp
Cottage Cheese (paneer) 200gms  cut in cubes
Tomatoes 4 finely chopped or pureed
Chilly powder 1/2 tsp
Oil 1 tbsp
Bay leaf 1
Garam masala 1/2tsp
Salt to taste


Steam the spinach for 5 minutes along with green chilly  & using a blender puree it.
Put the oil in a pan, add bay leaf & ginger garlic paste,saute for 2 mins &  add chopped tomatoes ,red chilly powder ,garam masala ,fry for another 5 mins or until oil separates.
Now add spinach & paneer cubes . Heat it for another 3-4 mins
Your palak paneer is ready.Serve  hot with naan or roti

Chef's Tip - It is a very healthy dish, as spinach is full of vitamins, minerals & phytonutrients

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