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Palak Paneer

Ingredients: Spinach (170-200 grams) 1 large onion (chopped) 1 tablespoon garlic paste 1 tablespoon ginger paste 1 large tomato (made into a puree) 2 green chillies (optional) Garam masala (a pinch) 1/2 tablespoon turmeric powder (haldi) 2 cloves 2 small pieces of cinnamon 1/4th tablespoon black pepper powder 250 grams paneer (either deep fried or...

Marhaba!

Hi all! I’m back! I have not been able to post for a while since I was taking some courses which required me to take exams twice a week. Right after the exams, we had to plan our vacation to the middle east and that meant a lot of reading, figuring out logistics and, of...

Pani Puri (Gol-gappa)

Pani Puri – This is something that everyone in India, young or old, thoroughly enjoys! While pani puri (or gol gappa for North Indians) is ubiquitous in India sold by street vendors to five-star hotels, the best pani-puri needless to say is found on the street! It consists of “puris”: made from semolia. The puris...

Upma

Upma is made from Suji/Rava. This snack and lunch is prepared differently in various parts of India. In North India it is made spicy with a hint of lemon, whereas in the western part (Gujrat) it is prepared with sugar, salt and a hint of lemon. Not only does the taste differs, but also the...

Holi- The festival of colors!

Holi is a festival signifying the start of spring in India. It is celebrated on the day after the full moon day of Phalgun month (which falls roughly between march and april). It is a festival of colors, bringing joy, happiness and imbues the spirit of friendship in people of all faiths. Holi symbolizes different...

Gujarati daal/ Khatti meethi daal

I was born and brought up in Gujarat, where daal and rice is a must along with at least one meal a day. Gujarati Daal has a balance of sweet and sour flavors, is easy to digest, nutritious and tastes delicious! I thought I’d share this with you to enjoy as well. This recipe requires...