Recipes

Indian Mixed Vegetable Korma

Indian Mixed Vegetable Korma

Mixed vegetable curry made with cauliflower, green peas, string beans, potato and carrots, cooked in a freshly made coconut & roasted gram paste with spices and cilantro.

Methi Mattar Pulao using Little Millet

Methi Mattar Pulao using Little Millet

Super delicious, healthy one-pot meal using little millet, methi leaves, green beans, and green peas as the main ingredients along with spices, coconut, onion, and tomato.

Easy Paneer Bhurji | Grated Paneer Stir Fry

Easy Paneer Bhurji | Grated Paneer Stir Fry

Paneer bhurji or scrambled paneer is a quick & yummy, semi-dry side dish made using grated paneer, sautéed in oil with spices, onions, tomatoes, and herbs. It’s a great side dish to eat whole wheat rotis/chapatis and naan with, or you can top it on your toast to make a quick meal.

Grating paneer is the only (slightly) time-consuming task here. With that ready, the recipe takes just about 10 minutes. As far as paneer or cottage cheese, you can make it fresh at home or if you can’t be bothered like me, ensure to buy good quality paneer from your nearest store and use that. If you like you can even include vegetables such as green peas, spinach, etc., besides the onion and tomatoes.

Paneer Bhurji

Check out other paneer recipes here:

Panner Butter Masala
Methi Paneer
Palak Paneer
Mattar Paneer
Air Fryer Chili Paneer

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Easy Paneer Bhurji | Grated Paneer Stir Fry

An under 15-minutes side dish for rotis/chapatis made with grated paneer sautéed in oil with spices, onions, tomatoes and spices.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Cottage Cheese Recipe, Grated Paneer Recipe, Indian Curry, Paneer, Paneer Burji, Paneer Curry, Paneer stir fry, vegan, Vegetarian Side Dish
Servings: 3

Equipment

  • Cooking pan with lid

Ingredients

  • 200 gm Paneer grated
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 small red onion chopped
  • 2 green chilies (or to taste) finely chopped
  • 1 medium tomato chopped
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ¾ tsp garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp cilantro finely chopped

Instructions

  • Heat coconut oil in a pan on medium heat. (you can use coconut oil or any vegetable oil of your choice)
  • Add cumin seeds, allow them to sizzle.
  • Add green chilies and onion, sauté until onion translucent.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, sprinkle a pinch of salt over them, cover and cook on low heat until tomatoes soft & mushy.
  • Add turmeric powder, sauté and add the grated paneer, stir to combine, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes until paneer soft.
  • Taste for salt and adjust if necessary.
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve warm (drizzle a bit of lime juice if you like before serving) with chapatis/rotis or add it to your toast. Enjoy!
Gobi Matar Masala

Gobi Matar Masala

A vegan curry made with cauliflower and green peas, cooked in an onion-tomato base along with spices and herbs.

Quinoa Upma with Carrot, Green Peas, and Coconut

Quinoa Upma with Carrot, Green Peas, and Coconut

Spiced quinoa cooked with onion, tomato, ginger, peanuts, coconut and vegetables.

Vegetable Clear Soup with Broccoli, Mushroom, and Sweet Corn

Vegetable Clear Soup with Broccoli, Mushroom, and Sweet Corn

Who else is always ready for a warm bowl of soup filled with vegetables? Hi there, fellow soup lover!
This vegetable soup made with broccoli, button mushrooms and sweet corn is a house favorite here. By favorite I mean the weekly-twice-for-dinner kinds. And this is irrespective of season, I’m not even kidding!

It’s a simple and hassle-free recipe, requiring minimal ingredients. Sometimes I include other vegetables along, such as edamame, carrots, Bok choy and switch button mushrooms with shiitake, or Portobello mushrooms. They all go together really well. For the stock, I prefer adding cubes and here I have used plant-based and gluten-free veggie stock cubes, which I love that they add so much flavor to the soup. But if you don’t feel the need, skip it and just add hot water instead. Same with the corn slurry – include it if you like a slightly thicker soup, else skip it. At the same time remember that including stock and corn slurry does add great flavors.

Vegetable Clear Soup with Broccoli, Mushroom, and Sweet Corn

Broccoli, button mushrooms and sweet corn cooked in vegetable stock with light soy sauce, onion and garlic. Seasoned with salt and crushed back pepper.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Soup
Keyword: Clear Soup, Soup Recipe, vegan, Vegetable Clear Soup
Servings: 3 people

Equipment

  • Medium-sized cooking pot with lid

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Broccoli rinsed & cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 cups Button Mushrooms rinsed & sliced into desired size
  • 2 cups sweet corn kernels
  • 1 small red onion sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ tsp grated ginger
  • 1 cube vegetable stalk
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 litre hot water
  • tbsp light soy sauce
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper powder to taste
  • 1 tbsp corn starch mixed with water(3 tbsp) to make a thick yet flowy slurry

Instructions

  • Heat oil in the cooking pot. Add grated ginger and garlic, saute for 30 seconds. Then add sliced onion and saute until they are translucent.
  • Crumble the vegetable stock cube with your fingers, and add it into the pot. Saute for 20 seconds, then pour the hot water in and stir well to mix.
  • Add light soy sauce, salt and black pepper powder. Stir to mix well, close the pot lid and allow water to come to a boil.
  • Add all vegetables and cook on medium heat for 3-4 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Then stir in the corn slurry, and cook for another 2 minutes until the soup thickens a bit. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
  • Serve the soup warm. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Feel free to include carrot, edamame, and bok choy along with these vegetables, they go well together.
  • Skip adding the corn slurry if you like a watery soup rather than slightly thick.

Check out: pumpkin soup recipe

Kashi Halwa with Winter Melon and Jaggery

Kashi Halwa with Winter Melon and Jaggery

Kashi halwa is a rich, delicious sweet made using ash gourd or winter melon. Traditionally made with sugar, this popular sweet dish is commonly prepared during special occasions such as festivals and weddings in Karnataka. While making this sweet at home, I prefer using jaggery Read more

Delicata Squash Stir-Fry With Spices

Delicata Squash Stir-Fry With Spices

Simple delicata squash stir-fried in coconut oil along with spices.

Broken Wheat Khichadi

Broken Wheat Khichadi

Khichadi is a one-pot meal authentically made with rice, mung dal, vegetables, and spices. It’s quick, delicious, and keeps one full for a long time! This recipe is a slight twist to the original and uses broken wheat instead of rice – very useful when you are bored of eating rice yet want a warm bowl of khichadi. I usually make this once and eat it for both lunch and dinner with a side of plain yogurt. So so delicious!

Broken wheat khichadi

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 100 gm broken wheat rinsed
  • 40 gm split mung dal rinsed
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • ¼ tsp mustard seeds
  • ¼ tsp cumin seeds
  • 5-6 curry leaves
  • hing a pinch
  • ½ tsp minced ginger
  • 2 dried red chili slit into halves
  • 2 cloves garlic optional
  • 1 small red onion chopped
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 150 gm green peas frozen or fresh
  • 1 small potato skin-peeled & diced
  • 200 gm diced carrot
  • 400 ml water
  • salt to taste
  • cilantro chopped
  • ghee optional

Instructions

  • Rinse broken wheat and split moong dal thoroughly in cold running water 2-3 times and keep aside.
    broken wheat and split moong dal
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker on low heat.
    2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • Add mustard and cumin seeds, and allow them to pop & sizzle.
    ¼ tsp mustard seeds, ¼ tsp cumin seeds
  • Add onion and sauté until translucent.
    1 small red onion
    saute onion
  • Add turmeric and red chili powder, and sauté on low heat for 10 seconds.
    ¼ tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp red chili powder
  • Add all the vegetables – green peas, potato, and carrot, plus salt and sauté for a minute.
    150 gm green peas, 1 small potato, 200 gm diced carrot, salt to taste
    vegetables and spices
  • Transfer rinsed broken wheat and moong dal into the cooker, sauté for 30 seconds, and pour water.
    100 gm broken wheat, 40 gm split mung dal, 400 ml water
    transfer broken wheat and moong
  • Lastly, add cilantro and allow the water to come to a boil.
    cilantro
  • Close the cooker lid and pressure cook until 3 whistles on medium heat.
  • Turn off and allow the pressure to release naturally. Then give the khichadi a good mix. Check the consistency and adjust if necessary. And taste for salt and adjust that too if necessary.
    salt to taste
  • Serve warm and delicious khichadi with a tbsp of ghee on top. Enjoy!
    ghee
    Broken wheat khichadi
Indian Raita | Simple Onion Raita Recipe

Indian Raita | Simple Onion Raita Recipe

A simple yet delicious accompaniment to biryanis and pulao. This recipe is made with curd, mixed together with raw vegetables such as onion, cucumber, tomatoes, and cilantro.

How to cook perfect red quinoa?

How to cook perfect red quinoa?

Quinoa is gluten-free, and packed with proteins, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, making it a great addition to our daily diet. Click to know how to cook it perfectly!

5 Easy Paneer Recipes | Indian Paneer Curry

5 Easy Paneer Recipes | Indian Paneer Curry

If you are a Paneer lover or someone wanting to try it, this post is for you!

Paneer or Indian cottage cheese is a popular ingredient in north Indian cuisine, used in making appetizers, curries, and parathas. Making fresh paneer at home is pretty easy, but if you don’t want to spend time on it, find yourself a good-quality one at your Indian grocery store.

We eat paneer regularly – almost every week. That is why I prefer buying it. It’s usually 400gm, which is too much for the two of us. Therefore, I usually divide it into two equals and use it on two days. And cooking paneer is easier than it sounds – it literally takes about 3-4 to cook. Alternatively, you can munch (on a small amount) of it without cooking or pan-sear it and use it in salads.

Below are five easy paneer curry recipes that you make for yourself and your family! They are delicious and go well with rotis, chapatis, naan, or flavored rice such as ghee rice, jeera rice, Kashmiri pulao, etc. I hope you like these recipes. Enjoy!

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1. Paneer Burji

An under 15-minutes side dish for chapatis or rotis made with grated paneer sautéed in oil/ghee with onions, tomatoes, spices and herbs.

Easy Paneer Bhurji | Grated Paneer Stir Fry
An under 15-minutes side dish for rotis/chapatis made with grated paneer sautéed in oil with spices, onions, tomatoes and spices.
Check out this recipe

2. Palak Paneer

A healthy and delicious side dish made using paneer, spinach and spices.

Palak Paneer
A healthy and delicious side dish made using paneer, spinach and spices.
Check out this recipe

3. Paneer Butter Masala

A delicious, mildly spicy paneer side dish made with butter-sautéed paneer, then simmered in a freshly made onion-tomato-spices base until the paneer and the gravy comes together.

Paneer Butter Masala
A delicious, mildly spicy paneer side dish made with butter-sautéed paneer, then simmered in a freshly made onion-tomato-spices base until the paneer and the gravy comes together.
Check out this recipe
Paneer Butter Masala

4. Methi Paneer

Delightful paneer curry cooked with fresh fenugreek leaves, in an onion-tomato-ginger-garlic base. Ideal to eat with rotis, chapati and naan.

Methi Paneer
Delightful paneer curry cooked with fresh fenugreek leaves, in an onion-tomato-ginger-garlic base. Ideal to eat with rotis, chapati and naan.
Check out this recipe
Methi Paneer

5. Mattar Paneer

A delicious vegetarian curry made with paneer and green peas, simmered in an onion-tomato-spices-butter base. Ideal to eat with rotis, chapatis, naan and flavored rice.

Mattar Paneer
A delicious vegetarian curry made with paneer and green peas, simmered in an onion-tomato-spices-butter base. Ideal to eat with rotis, chapatis, naan and flavored rice.
Check out this recipe
Mattar Paneer
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Check out other paneer recipes here : Air Fryer Chili Paneer, Vegetable Dum Biryani

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South Indian Sambar with Zucchini

South Indian Sambar with Zucchini

Super delicious South Indian Sambar made with toor dal, zucchini, spices and herbs. Perfect to eat with rice, quinoa, millets or Idly.