Dry Fruit Chikki ~ Lohri Special Dishes

We are starting the second week of BM#60, this week featuring Festival Foods. I wanted to focus on Sankranthi Special dishes and decided to check out what special dishes are made across India.  Our Sankranthi holidays are mostly spent in my SIL’s home. This year will be first in many years that we are not […]

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Dhabe de Chole | How to make Punjabi Dhabe de Chole

For the next day of cooking from my bookmarked recipes, I picked up Vaishali’s Dhabe de Chole. This recipe is supposed to the Punjabi Dhaba style of making Chhole. I have always been obsessed with Punjabi food, more-so with Dhaba dishes. So the moment I read that it was Dhaba style, I had to make […]

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Karah Prashad | How to make Gurudwara Karah Prashad

Karah Prashad

For the final day of making Temple Prasahads, I selected to make Gurdwara’s Karah Prashad. Its a halwa made with equal measures of wheat flour, sugar and ghee. This almost resembles the Godumai Halwa of Tamil Nadu. However, the process and the procedure followed differs. Plus the final texture is quite different. I read on […]

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Pindi Chana | Chana Pindi

After the wonderful Navarathi cooking and a break of couple of days, I am back with another Cooking from Cookbook Challenge. When I was browsing through the books, I came across this delicious Pindi Chana from a Futura Cookbook. I have been wanting to make it for a while. So I thought I might as […]

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Aloo Peas Paneer Masala ~ Side Dish for Chapati / Naan / Poori

For this week’s Weekend Cooking, it was a delicious gravy made with Aloo, Peas and Paneer. I must say that these three are a great when you put them together. And invariably when served with Naans, they are irresistible. However since we can’t always keep making Naans, I only make rotis. Even this is a […]

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Rajma Chawal Recipe ~ Step by Step

There are certainly some recipes that kindle your memories. Rajma has always been that for me. Be it my Gujju friend, whose Mom used to make delicious Rajma or my neighbour who used to make either Rajma or Channa with Chawal. Memories of that taste will forever remain fresh. Maybe I have tried it or […]

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Bhatura ~ Roti Mela!

I don’t remember when I was first introduced to Bhature, for it seems like forever I have been familiar with this delicate darling! I still remember the time we used to have Chhole Bhature, when we go to Woodlands drive-in hotel. It used to be fun not to drop anything down on the car seat […]

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Punjabi Chhole ~ the authentic way!

Memories jog down fast when you least expect them to, openings gates to long forgot days, happily spent with no care or want. I haste to capture them all in one move, lest I forget! But I guess its bound to happen. The mind is so full of memories, that at times I wonder how […]

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Paneer Tikka ~ Tandoori less and Instant!

Throw a challenge and you get a dish thrown back to you! This is what I always believed in and mostly sought to do. Since I had decided on the Spinach Dosa for the dinner this Saturday, I was sitting back to enjoy some time with the twins. Konda was out, cycling. And I love […]

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Mooli ka Paratha with Onion Chutney!

Mooli ka paratha dates back to a shot in the past. Those were the times, when we became too involved in experimenting all North Indian food in our Kitchen. It was the time during which Sanjeev Kapoor came to our living room and we had many new wonders shown to us, right there in our […]

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