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Vegetable Pulao Recipe with Step-By-Step Pictures

Hello buddies. Here I am with a brand new rice recipe, Veg Pulao Recipe. Many of us often get confused between vegetable biryani and vegetable pulao. It is really simple to distinguish between biryani and pulao. The biryani is richer than the pulao, spicier and of course more tedious to pull together. The main ingredients, veggies or meats, are cooked in spicy gravy, which is then combined with rice in

How To Make Punjabi Samosa with Step-by-Step Pictures

Does the cloudy weather make you crave for fried and spicy snacks? Every time it rains in the evening, you want to have a serving of hot pakodas or Punjabi Samosa with your Masala Chai and you just can’t get enough of the store-bought goodies. Why not just make hot and yummy Samosa at home? For those who are unfamiliar with samosas, allow me to explain to you what exactly it

Okra - Potato Fry

We Sindhis love to fry our side-dishes. Moreover, we love to add potatoes to most of the side-dishes. We love our dal and rice like no one else! And of course it is served with fried and spiced veggies on the side. Fried and spiced potatoes, brinjals, okras, yams and capsicums; we swear by all of these. Sometimes we just mix 2 or 3 veggies together to create variety. Today I

Coconut Cabbage Curry

Hello folks. I am back with a side-dish recipe today. It is another recipe of how I make cabbage. Actually, I came up with this recipe after I tasted a similar cabbage dish in a restaurant. I tried to recognize as many ingredients as possible. It also had a prominent taste of coconut milk. I like the flavor of coconut milk and it paired up really well with cabbage and

Stir-Fried Cabbage Recipe

After hogging on all the fancy and rich food for several days, my soul craved for something simple. So today we made dal and rice with stir-fried cabbage on the side. Dal and rice is my ultimate comfort food. Any dry side-dish would taste fabulous. It just cannot go wrong. Instead of the usual fried potatoes I made dry cabbage curry that gets ready within minutes. It is a humble

Tangy Paneer & Capsicum Stir-Fry

Hello dear readers. I hope you had a blast today on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. We had a lot of guests today and made lavish lunch comprising a spread of yummy but easy-to-make recipes. One of the side-dishes I made was this Tangy Paneer & Capsicum Stir-Fry. It gets ready within minutes and tastes great. It can be paired with naan or roti with daal tadka and raita on

Two-Cheese Pav Bhaji Sandwich with Chilled Cucumber Yogurt Recipe

Like I had mentioned in my previous post of Pav Bhaji Recipe, I make extra pav bhaji to relish on the next day because it tastes just gorgeous. For many of us, it all about what to do with leftover pav bhaji. For me it is more about what delicious novelty to create with the extra pav bhaji I made. I make open face sandwiches, tawa pulao and grilled cheese sandwiches with the

Pav Bhaji Recipe

Hello folks! How have you been? I hope you continue to cook great food and enjoy it with your family. I made pav bhaji yesterday for lunch after so many months. It is a Maharashtrian fast food that is believed to have its roots in Mumbai, where it originated. This is one delicacy I love to the core. It is spicy, tangy and has a characteristic flavor that comes from the special spice mix known

Paneer Mushroom Masala Recipe

Hi there! Looking for a recipe for which you can use whatever you have in your fridge today? Well for me, “cleaning the refrigerator” cooking is very exciting. I start blank without a plan. I just dig the veggies out and come up a recipe impromptu. It’s absolute joy thinking quickly and executing the thoughts in your head and coming up with a scrumptious dish. The end result is like a

Vegetable Jalfrezi Recipe

Today I created a really colorful dish from my Mom’s old recipe diary. It is ‘Vegetable Jalfrezi’ and it is filling and delicious. It consists a variety of vegetables, cubed and sautéd in thick gravy. I also added some paneer, because it adds substance to the recipe. And naturally, I tried out a different spice mix. I used Maggi Masala-e-Magic to this recipe and it gave a nice zest to

Shahi Paneer Recipe

Hello buddies! I hope you had a great time with your friends today on the occasion of International Friendship Day. What a great excuse to take a break from our hectic lives and spend time with our friends just like the old days! Go out, watch a movie, eat great food and just make merry! It gets even better when you cook a lavish meal for your buddies! Today I

Split Bengal Gram Fritters Recipe / Chana Dal Vadas Recipe

After sabudana vadas yesterday, I decided to make chana dal vadas. Chana dal is the split Bengal gram. The fritter made from chana dal are extremely delicious and filling. You can have it with green chutney or tomato ketchup. I served them with green chutney drizzled with some sweetened yogurt. The contrast of spicy with sweet leaves you craving for more. The flavors of fritters, zesty chutney and sugary yogurt

Indo-Chinese style Stir-Fried Veggies in Orange Juice Recipe

Hi there dear foodies! Looking for a nice Chinese recipe today? Well lucky day! Today, it’s the recipe of stir-fried veggies cooked with orange juice. It is bursting with oriental flavors of ginger-garlic, soy sauce and chilies. As it has so many fresh vegetables and it teams up perfectly with brown rice and noodles alike. I like having it with egg fried rice. I added the vegetables I had at

Sabudana Vada Recipe / Sago Fritters Recipe

Monsoons are often about coming home drenched in rain and praying to God not to make you sick! Once you are settled, all you crave is a nice and hot cup of tea with something on the side. You cannot just eat cookies and cakes all the time. The cold in the air makes you crave for something spice and hot to go with that tea. If you come to

How To Make Dal Fry

After a week of cooking fancy dishes, today I decided to settle for something simple for lunch. What could be better than dal and rice? I made dal fry with yellow moong dal. It may seem like run of the mill, but it tastes gorgeous! Dal fry and jeera rice is my ultimate way to gastronomic nirvana! You need just the basic ingredients in your kitchen and you can prepare

Lachha Paratha Recipe with Step-by-Step Pictures

Previously I had shared the recipe of Chana Masala, which I served with lachha paratha. As I had promised, I’m sharing this recipe of lachha paratha today. ‘Lachha’ means layers in Hindi. Lachha paratha is a multi-layered flatbread. It is usually made from refined flour. You can use whole wheat flour, like I did. This paratha can be had for breakfast with curd, or at lunch / dinner with a

Chana Masala Recipe, with Black Chickpeas

Hello buddies. Today I am sharing the recipe of chana masala which is made using kala chana. Previously I had shared the recipe of Chana Masala using kabuli chana or chole. I got this kala chana recipe from one of the old magazines of my Mom’s collection. I altered the original recipe a bit and this magically yummy dish was ready in no time! Having chana masala with hot lachchha

Banana-Almond Smoothie Recipe

Not a single summer-day goes by without a Smoothie or Iced-tea. But why wait for summers to slurp on these amazing coolers? I often make smoothies, milkshakes and iced- teas throughout the year. Today is about banana smoothie recipe, which is incredibly quick and simple. I added some almonds to make it healthier and tastier. Coarsely ground almonds also render a great texture to the smoothie. Full-cream milk is better

Savory Chickpea Flour Pancakes Recipe / Besan jo Chillo Recipe

Hi folks! It’s time for a nice breakfast recipe! Today is pancake day! Sweet pancakes are too mainstream. So I thought, why not share the recipe of a savory pancake? The recipe I am sharing today is of the savory chickpea flour pancake, which as the name suggests are made from chickpea flour or besan. This is yet another Sindhi specialty. We call it ‘Besan jo chillo’. Chillo translates to

Paneer Paratha Recipe

Hi there! What a great week it has been so far! It’s been all about rainy, hazy days, family time and good food. Today I am sharing a paratha recipe, which would be the 5th addition to my list of paneer recipes. Paratha is an Indian flatbread which is usually stuffed with veggies or minced meat. I made this quick recipe for lunch today and served it with daal-fry. You can serve