NORTH INDIAN RECIPES

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CAULIFLOWER TIKKA MASALA

Tikka Masalas are our favorite. Cauliflower tikka masala is a rich, creamy delicious recipe made with baked/tawa fried cauliflower and Indian spices. I prepare the onion tomato masala similar way as I prepare any other north Indian dish. It’s a great combo with rice and roti. INGREDIENTS: (240 ml cup used) For marinating Cauliflower: Cauliflower- 1 medium sized or 3cups Yogurt or curd- ½ cup Garam masala- 1 tbsp Paprika powder- 1 tbsp. See notes Salt as per taste For...

PUNJABI STYLE LOBIA MASALA

Pulses are edible seeds of plants in legume family which is a powerhouse of protein and nutrients. Lobia or pigeon peas or black eyed beans are most nourishing ones in legume family loaded with Vitamins and fiber. Punjabi foods normally involves onion tomato based masala cooked with different spices. Lobia masala is a delicious spicy tangy recipe which goes great with both rice or rotis. I have adapted the recipe from Archanas kitchen with slight variants. INGREDIENTS: Black eyed beans...

PANEER PEPPER ROAST

Paneer or cottage cheese is widely used in most of the Indian dishes. It is prepared by curdling milk with vinegar or lemon juice. I am not a great lover of Paneer but my hubby is. Paneer pepper roast is a spicy side dish very apt for cold winters here. INGREDIENTS: (Measuring cup240 ml used) Paneer- 2 cups or 450 gm. I have used store brought NanakPaneer. Onion- 3 medium size Curry leaves- 10-15 Ginger- 1 inch piece Garlic- 4-5...

CARROT HALWA WITH KHOYA

Carrot Halwa is a North Indian dessert prepared with carrots, sugar and milk. I have prepared a quick version of it in pressure cooker which takes only 30 minutes to cook. December 26th is my dearest sister’s birthday. She is not just my sister she is my best friend. She doesn’t really have a sweet tooth nor does she like chocolates. But she loves carrot halwa, so this post is dedicated to her. Wishing her lots of happiness… HAPPY BIRTHDAY...

HOMEMADE SWEETENED KHOYA

Home made khoya or mawa is solid milk used in various Indian desserts. Making khoya is easy but takes lots of patience and time. It can be used to make different sweets or can be ate just like that as snack too. INGREDIENTS: (Measuring cup 240 ml used) Full fat milk- 1 ½ cups Non stick pan or thick bottomed vessel Sugar – 1 tbsp. See notes. HOW TO PREPARE KHOYA AT HOME: Pour milk in a non stick pan....