Khichdi (Lentil Rice) with Carrot Greens

Khichdi (Lentil Rice) with Carrot Greens

An extremely healthy Indian lentil and rice dish with carrot greens.

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Tandoori Paneer Skewers with Goat’s Yoghurt

Tandoori Paneer Skewers with Goat’s Yoghurt

My first taste of goat’s milk was when I was around 10, while living in the Middle East. We had friends who used to work on dairy farms owned by the rich Arabs and they would bring us all sorts of delicious and exotic foods that were not so commonly available back then. Exotic varieties [...]

Dhaba Style Kheema Masala

Dhaba Style Kheema Masala

Any food enthusiast will tell you that the true way to enjoy the gastronomic flavours of a country is to eat their street food. It’s the same with Indian food too. If you were to take a journey along the highways of India across the length and breadth of the country, then you will have [...]

Adzuki Beans and Potatoes in Charmagaz Curry

Adzuki Beans and Potatoes in Charmagaz Curry

‘Charmagaz’ refers to an assortment of four different seeds – watermelon, muskmelon, cucumber and pumpkin (all members of the Cucurbitaceous plants). These seeds are quite popular as delicious and healthy snacks but are extensively used for cooking in the Rajasthani cuisine of India. Just as nuts are used to add texture and creaminess to a [...]

Paneer Tawa Masala (Indian Cottage Cheese Curry with Spices and Aromatics)

Paneer Tawa Masala (Indian Cottage Cheese Curry with Spices and Aromatics)

This is going to be my last post for 2014. Oh! What a year it has been….personally and professionally. A lot of ups and downs, good and bad……every bit a learning curve or an experience that has matured and wizened me plenty. Super-busy days, I have not been cooking much. Christmas was at a friend’s [...]