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Pure golden bliss...need I say more?! Ingredients: 1 kg grams (6 cups) Cape Gooseberries 1½ cup Sugar ½ cup Honey ½ quill Cinnamon, optional (add one quill for stronger cinnamon notes) 2 tbsp orange juice 2 tbsp lime juice Full recipe: RASBHARI KA JAM - Cape Gooseberry Jam
These succulent chicken drumsticks are bursting with flavors and finger licking good. Ingredients: 7 chicken drumsticks (Mine were medium sized & without skin) First marinade: 2 tsp lemon juice Second Marinade: 1 tbsp Ras el Hanout Sprinkle of Salt ½ tsp Mint Powder ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder Third Marinade: 1 cup unflavoured Yogurt (not Greek yogurt) 1 tsp Ginger paste 1 tsp...
Split bengal gram, pea pilaf flavored with spring garlic is an aromatic accompaniment to any curry and even good on its own with a side of raita, pickle and poppadum. Ingredients: 3/4th glass Basmati Rice 1½ glasses Water 250-300 grams Spring Garlic (Garlic Shoots) ½ heaped cup Green Peas (fresh or frozen) 1/3 heaped cup...
An unpretentious, delicious, healthy & 'quick to fix' dish. And whats more, its versatile - serve it as a side dish with chapatti or as a filling for jaffles or topping for your morning toast. Ingredients: 1½ C Crumbled Paneer 1½ tbsp Oil ¼ tsp Cumin Seeds 1/3 C finely chopped Onion ¾ tsp Ginger...
Enjoy this nutty spice mix stirred into a glass of hot milk and drink to your health. Ingredients: ½ C Almonds 1/3 C Pistachios ¼ C Cashews 3 – 4 tbsp Sugar (adjust sweetness) ¾ – 1 tsp powdered Cardamom seeds ¼ tsp Saffron strands (crushed) 1 tsp Dry Ginger Powder 1 tsp Black Pepper Corns (I like...

YAKHNI PULAO

A delicately spiced, aromatic lamb and rice one pot dish this nawabi recipe of Yakhni Pulao is a dish that hails from Hyderabad. Ingredients: 500 gm Lamb meat (cut into 1 – 1½ inch pieces) 1 glass Basmati Rice (225 gm approx) 2 glasses Water (if pressure cooking, else 3-4 glasses) 2 tbsp Yogurt 1 generous...
Grab this Samosa for a snack or serve it as an elegant end to a meal. Ingredients: For pastry: 1 cup flour 1½ tsp semolina 1½ tbsp ghee or oil ¼ cup scant water for making dough Oil for brushing the samosa Confectioners sugar for dusting For Filling: 1 jar Nutella 4 tbsp desiccated Coconut 4 tbsp Hazelnuts (roughly chopped) 4 tsp...
Dotted with choco chips, this egg free Coconut Mango Bread has tropical written all over it. Ingredients: ¾ C Sugar 1 Cup Alphonso Mango Pulp (I used store brought one) 1/3 C Canola Oil or any neutral Oil ¾ C Aata (Whole Wheat Flour) ¾ C Maida (APF) ½ C Desiccated Coconut 1 tsp Baking Powder ½ tsp...
A traditional no cook dish from Bihar turns chic. Enjoy it for breakfast or as a dessert. Ingredients: 1 Cup Basmati Chiwda ¾ – 1 Cup Yogurt (or as required) 1 cup Mangoes (diced) 1 Cup Strawberries (hulled, washed and chopped or sliced) 2 tbsp mixed Nuts (optional) Honey / Sugar / Palm Sugar to sweeten...
Surprise your Valentine with these gluten free, delectable and delicate Yogurt Kebabs that taste even better with some nutty green chutney. Ingredients: For the Kebabs 250 grams (1 cup approx) thick hung Yogurt (I could procure 1 cup of yogurt from 3 cups of homemade yogurt.) 2 tsp slightly roasted Bengal gram powder...

LITTI CHOKHA

Litti is a rustic street food from Bihar that has tangy and spicy chick pea flour stuffed into whole wheat flour dough. It is comforting, delicious & healthy. They are served with potato mash & eggplant mash called Chokha. Ingredients: For Litti 3 C Whole wheat flour ½ tsp Ajwain (Carom Seeds) 1 scant...
The tangy tomatoes, the sweetness of jaggery, the earthiness of ginger & cumin and heat from the chilies play beautiful together in this chutney...Lip smacking good!! Ingredients: 150 grams raw green tomatoes 1/4 cup coriander leaves (i prefer the stalk as well since it has a robust flavour) 1/4 cup grated coconut 1-2 tsp...