No onion no garlic Amritsari chana

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No onion no garlic Amritsari chana Chickpea masala recipe Lot of Indians and foodies love authentic Indian cuisine, but do not consume onion or garlic in their food. Some religious sects like Jains do not consume onion or garlic based veggies. Besides during navratras, many Indians stay away from onion and garlic during these 9 auspicious days. My no onion …

Dal Sagpaita (mixed lentil dal with spinach)

Banarasi dal sagpaita – East Indian Village recipe Dal Sagpaita is very popular across India and especially in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Traditionally dal sagpaita has many variations i.e. you can use any mixed lentil you prefer. Arhar, moong, chana, urad dal can be used. Also the green leaves i.e. saag can be palak (spinach), bathua (Chenopodium album), …

Banarasi Matar ki Ghugni

Banarasi Matar ki Ghugni Come winters and you find a plenty of fresh matar (green peas) in the market. Green peas tossed with cumin seeds, loads of garlic and green chillies is simple yet very popular snack in North India and Varanasi. I like the generous use of garlic cloves in the green peas veggie which is truly banarasi style. …

Banarasi Indian Thali

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Banarasi Indian Thali It was usual lazy morning after Diwali night and with nothing much to do. I look out of my apartment building and saw the haze in the sky due to fireworks from Diwali. I was hell-bent on doing nothing today! But just then my wife showed pictures of food being prepared at her parent’s home for an …

Exotic egg plant recipe

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Egg plant baby corn and olives stir fry veggies Preparing an exotic recipe from humble egg plant has always been a nightmare for chef or foodie. One fine day, my wife played “Devil’s Advocate” and challenged no matter what, it will be difficult to create exotic egg plant recipe. Actually she was very confident about the egg plant challenge and …

Handi Chicken Recipe

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Weekend special Handi Chicken Dum Type – Prepared in Olive Oil Few days back, my son was insisting on preparing a very different curry for chicken recipe at home. I thought of trying my hands at handi chicken recipe which used to be prepared at my nani’s place (grandmother’s home) during our childhood. As non veg was not allowed in …

Tofu recipe

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Tofu recipe – with olives and veggies in rum sauce   Tofu recipe is less preferred than cottage cheese (paneer) vegetarian recipe. The reason being that tofu is a soybean product hence it is more flat in taste than paneer (cottage cheese). Keeping these thoughts aside, tofu is definitely much healthier option than cottage cheese recipe. One very important misconception that everything …

Pindi Chana Masala Recipe – Spicy Indian Cuisine

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Pindi Chana Masala Recipe – Spicy Indian Cuisine Amritsari style Pindi Chana masala recipe is just awesome with amritsari kulcha or bhatura. Normally Kabuli chana (white chick pea) is used in this recipe however I have used kala chana(black chick pea) in this Pindi Chana masala recipe. The amazing mouth watering aroma is because of generous use of powered Indian spices, …

Olive spinach curry recipe

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Olive spinach curry recipe – Palak Olive recipe Spinach or palak based curry recipes are very popular in India and palak paneer, palak ghosht, aloo palak are preferred across India.Olive spinach curry recipe is an Indian fusion curry recipe which can taste just perfect with dinner breads as well as rice. Olive spinach curry recipe has a generous use of …