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Dhaniwal Korma

Dhaniwal korma of the Wazwaan cuisine is an easy, light and aromatic lamb curry; ideal for weekend meals. I serve it with Peshawari Naan. Ingredients: 1 kilo lamb meat, cut in pieces (leg of lamb) 2½ litre water ½ cup desi ghee (clarified butter) – I used 3 tbsp 80 mls onion puree (2...

METHI MALAI MURG

Methi Malai Murg is a deliciously spiced, creamy chicken curry cooked with fenugreek greens. It is ideal for a winter weekend curry. Ingredients: 1¼ C Methi (Fenugreek greens) For Marination: 650 grams Chicken (curry cuts) 1 tbsp Ginger Paste 1 tbsp Garlic Paste 1 tsp Garam Masala 3 tbsp Yogurt For Curry: 3 tbsp Mustard Oil (for authentic taste) 2...
Served with Green Pea Chutney & Mint Raita, these delicious pancakes are ideal for those picky eaters. Ingredients: 1 ½ C besan (Chick pea flour) 2 green chillies, finely chopped 2 tbsp fresh sage leaves, finely chopped 2½ – 3 ½ tbsp Madras curry powder (adjust to taste) – Any regular curry powder would...

PUMPKIN KALAKAND

A pumpkin twist to the classic Indian dessert of cottage cheese fudge, Kalakand. Ingredients: 1 litre full cream milk (I used 6%) 1 litre full cream milk (for making cottage cheese) ½ cup (scant) sugar A pinch of saffron ¾ – 1 tsp cardamom powder (adjust the amount to suit your taste) ¾ cup pumpkin puree...
Scrumptious Indian street food & comfort food that is best enjoyed during monsoon and winters. Ingredients: For Samosa: 1 cup (120 grams) plain flour 2 tbsp melted Ghee 1 generous pinch Carrom Seeds 1/3 tsp Salt ¼ C + 2 tsp lukewarm Water, to knead the dough Oil for deep frying 1 tbsp flour (to make a paste...
Spinach leaf fritters drizzled w/ green chutney & tamarind sauce is an addictive and lip smacking Indian street food. Ingredients: For Spinach Fritters: ½ cup Rice flour ¼ cup Besan (Gram flour) ¼ tsp red chili powder ¼ tsp Carrom seeds Salt to taste ½ cup scant, Water 20 leaves Spinach (preferably large sized) Oil for frying To serve: Tamarind Sauce Green...
Serve this easy to make Spiced Carrot Preserve as a dessert with whipped cream or Greek yogurt. Also makes for a delicious and healthy jar of home made edible gift Ingredients: ½ kg carrots Enough water to boil carrots 1+1/3 C granular Sugar (add more if desired) 1 Star anise 5 whole Cardamoms (slightly crushed) ½...
Serve this simple creamy concoction of dry ginger in sweetened cream to kick start a crisp winter morning. It helps guard against colds, cough and flu. Ingredients: 6 tbsp cream (feel free to use low fat) 4-5 tsp dry ginger powder (sonth) {+/- as desired} 5-6 tsp caster sugar {+/- as desired} Read full...
Handvo is a gluten free savory cake that has goodness of veggies, rice & lentils. One pot meal would be a better description. Ingredients: 1 cup rice (coarsely ground – similar to coarse semolina) 1 cup mixed lentils, coarsely ground (texture similar to the rice) {urad (ivory lentils), moong dhuli (split green mung...
Hearty, healthy and easy to make oil free Indian chick pea curry that tastes great with onion stuffed, skillet cooked Flat bread. Ingredients: For Chhole: 1 C (heaped) Chick Peas (dried) 2½ – 3 C Water (less if using pressure cooker & more if cooking the chickpeas in pot) 1 medium Onion (finely chopped) 1½...
This nutty, gluten free, Indian confection is perfect comfort food for winters. Ingredients: 2C Besan (chick pea flour) ½C Ghee 1C Boora Cheeni (powdered sugar) ½C Almonds (roasted & coarsely ground) 1 tsp dry ginger powder Read full post: Badam aur Besan Laddu - Gluten free Indian Confection