Vegetarian Sabzis and Gravies

Khati-Mithi Aam Ki Sabzi-Sweet-Sour Mango Sabzi

Khati-Mithi Aam Ki Sabzi-Sweet-Sour Mango Sabzi

Summers are so incomplete without mangoes, especially in India where there are so many different varieties. The flavors are so unique to each variety and I absolutely love them.   I remember while growing up in India, with beginning of mango season we not only […]

Smoked Sultani Dal

Smoked Sultani Dal

Sultani dal is a creamy preparation with its root originating from awadhi style cooking. Awadhi cuisine comes from Lucknow also called as city of Nawabs, which is capital city of the state of Uttar Pradesh in Northern India.   Awadhi cuisine is highly influenced by […]

Roasted Eggplant with Whole Spices and Coconut Milk

Roasted Eggplant with Whole Spices and Coconut Milk

This post is about my all time favorite and in my opinion one of the humblest vegetable, eggplant. I have met many people who said that they have no idea how to cook this vegetable, may be because they consider it to be too bland. The thing […]

Spicy Smoky Potatoes

Spicy Smoky Potatoes

It came as a surprise to me when I first discovered that smoke is a flavor that could be added to any food. It was my husband who got a bottle of liquid smoke. I remember wondering what it is this liquid smoke. I think he […]

Paneer Bhurji

Paneer Bhurji

Today’s recipe involves indulging in ever so versatile, humble and my all time favorite-paneer. If you have ever visited any Indian restaurant you would have definitely tried paneer dishes. Usually you can find dishes where paneer is simmered in various kinds of gravies imbued with aromatic herbs and spices. […]

Slow Cooked Dal Makhani

Slow Cooked Dal Makhani

The recipe I am sharing here today is one of my absolute favorite and one any Indian, especially from the North simply loves. Dal Makhani comes from Punjab region in North India and is creamy buttery preparation made with sabut urad (black gram) and rajma (kidney beans). […]

Patile Wali Masoor Dal-Masoor Dal Cooked in Pot

Patile Wali Masoor Dal-Masoor Dal Cooked in Pot

Today I will share my recipe of dhuli masoor dal (Red lentils, without skin). This title of this post sounds complicated but trust me that this lentil recipe is one of the easiest one to make. There is a story behind me calling this name. It […]

Dubki wale aloo

Dubki wale aloo

This was another dish that we had on the restaurant day event at our place few weeks ago.   Dubki wale aloo is a very famous dish from Mathura, one of the holy city in state of Uttar Pradesh. Also called as aloo rasa it is a simple […]