Capsicum Mutter Masala

Capsicum Peas Masala

Capsicum Mutter Masala is a creamy rich onion tomato based gravy with the goodness of the vegetables included in it. This makes a delicious side dish for any flatbread. When we make the weekly paneer butter masala, we are also faced with the resistance from the elders at home, who are bored with the same […]

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Paneer Kurma | Spicy Paneer Korma Mughlai Style

Paneer Kurma

Paneer Kurma or this Spicy Paneer Korma Mughlai Style is a delicious side dish you can make for mild pulaos or for naans. Planning properly for this gravy makes it easy to make. We have been making Paneer Butter Masala every week for many years now, ever since kids started liking Paneer. Occasionally we end […]

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Fish Pakoda | How to make Fish Pakora

Fish Pakoda

Fish Pakoda is a deep fried starter made with Fish coated with besan or fried gram. This makes an excellent starter for a party or just to enjoy during your weekend. We don’t make fish that often and when we make its mostly Vanjaram Fish Fry. In fact, we haven’t tried other varieties though there […]

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Chicken Gravy with Roasted Masala

Chicken Gravy with Roasted Masala

Chicken Gravy with Roasted Masala is a traditional chicken dish from Andhra made with roasted spices and makes a delicious side dish with biryani or roti. When Amma made this a couple of months ago, I was making the biryani while she said she wanted to make a gravy dish. She said she used to […]

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Chitiyal Gobhi | Sindhi Mashed Cauliflower

Chithal Gobi

Chitiyal Gobhi is a mashed cauliflower from Sindhi cuisines made with spices and mashed gobi. This is a seasonal special dish. Chithal Gobi or Chitiyal Gobhi was a wonderful side dish that Vaishali shared with me when she came to visit us. She suggested making this as a side dish for the Green Garlic Pulao […]

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Xacuti Masala Rice

Xacuti Masala Rice

Xacuti Masala Rice is a spicy rice made with xacuti masala and mixed vegetables. This is an easy rice that can be ahead quickly if you have the masala ready ahead. The inspiration for the dish came when I was browsing through Suma’s post and I realized I could do the same masala rice too […]

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Watanyachi Khichadi | Pathare Prabhu Peas Pulao

Watanyachi Khichadi

Watanyachi Khichadi is a peas pulao from the Pathare Prabhu cuisine using their typical sambar powder. This rice dish is more of a pulao than a Khichadi. By Khichdi, we have concluded that the rice dish has to have a lentil and the final cooked texture is gooey. So it was a surprise when I […]

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Fodnicha Bhaat | How to make Phodnicha Bhaat

Fodnicha Bhaat

Fodnicha Bhaat or Phodnicha Bhaat as it is also called is a simple dish you can make with leftover rice. This is a perfect one to carry for Lunch box as well. Since rice is eaten in a majority on a daily basis, there is always a possibility of excess on hand. That’s when you […]

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Cholia Chawal | How to make Green Chana Pulao

Chholia Chawal

Cholia Chawal is an easy pulao made with fresh green chickpea or chana. The rice can be quickly done with simple spices and makes a wonderful lunch box dish. Cholia or Fresh Chana are available only during the winter season in Northern states. I haven’t seen these fresh green ones in our place. We do […]

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Achari Chana Vegetable Pulao

Achari Chana Vegetable Pulao

Achari Chana Vegetable Pulao is an interesting one pot meal that can be done quickly in a pressure cooker. This pulao is made with Pickle masala along with chickpea and mixed vegetables. We are starting the April Mega BM where is the theme is Biryani / Pulao/ Khichdi and we are doing to do nonstop […]

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Peas Potato Curry ~ Easy Dinner Ideas

Peas Potato Curry

Peas Potato Curry is yet another easy to make side dish for rotis and especially when you are busy to plan much ahead, this is one simple one to make. When Peas are fresh in the season, this is one of the sabzis that is often made. Of course, each time I make it differently […]

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