Tomato & Green Peas Masala Rice

Prep time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes   Ingredients Cooked and cooled Rice – 1 cup (ordinary or Basmati) Fresh Tomato – 1 big, chopped finely Onion – 1 medium, chopped finely Fresh Green peas – ½ cup Ginger and garlic paste – ½ tsp Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli powder … Continue reading Tomato & Green Peas Masala Rice

Quick & Tasty Paneer Butter Masala

Paneer butter masala is a creamy, yummy, gravy-style dish. While I was growing up, this used to be standard order alongside a plate of Tandoori Roti or Butter Naan. It is best eaten at a restaurant was my opinion: D The reason most people prefer eating this dish at a restaurant, is because restaurant gravies … Continue reading Quick & Tasty Paneer Butter Masala

Baby Potatoes and Green Peas Curry – Gravy style

Most of the curry gravies I make are tomato-based. That I love all things tomato is no secret. DH, on the other hand, does not really love it like I do. The only tomato dish he will happily eat is the tomato chutney. Anything else has ‘too much tomato’ for him. Humph. As if there … Continue reading Baby Potatoes and Green Peas Curry – Gravy style

Vendakkai Poriyal / Okra dry curry (with tomato)

Ladies finger or Okra is an oft-used vegetable in South Indian homes. It is called ‘Vendakkai’ in Tamil. We tend to normally use this vegetable in Sambar, Morkuzhambu and Poriyal. I was told by my mom that eating Vendakkai makes you a Maths whiz although I haven't really seen any specific, scientific evidence to prove … Continue reading Vendakkai Poriyal / Okra dry curry (with tomato)

Tomato Chutney (chunky style)

This humble tomato chutney is hands down my favorite chutney. When I was little, I used to hate the coconut chutney that was made at home, because I found it runny and bland. I would pester my mom to make tomato chutney for me and refuse to touch my food until she did 😀 . … Continue reading Tomato Chutney (chunky style)

Sweet corn Mayo Sandwich

This sandwich is very easily put together and makes a scrumptious meal by itself or with some salad on the side. I had this for breakfast with a side of ketchup and found it to be quite filling . In fact, since I used some homemade, medium-spicy Tomato Chutney  in the sandwich, the filling was … Continue reading Sweet corn Mayo Sandwich

Kadai Paneer (Cottage Cheese Curry with Bell Peppers)

It is surprising how quick this dish is to put together; yet the end result does not at all look like it has come together in a matter of minutes. Kadai Paneer is an aromatic, colorful and delicious curry. IMHO, although the main ingredient is cottage cheese, the hero of this dish is (surprisingly again) … Continue reading Kadai Paneer (Cottage Cheese Curry with Bell Peppers)

Aloo Mutter Samosa (Samosa with Potato and Peas)

It's the time of Ganesha Chaturthi celebrations in Mumbai, and yesterday it was raining torrents in the evening . DH was stuck in traffic and he was going to take sometime to reach home. I remembered that the store near our house sells really hot and fresh samosas; we generally pick it up from the … Continue reading Aloo Mutter Samosa (Samosa with Potato and Peas)

Palak Keerai Kootu (Spinach in fresh coconut gravy)

A simple and nutritious dish that is quick to prepare and delicious to eat, Keerai kootu is an oft-repeated staple during the summertime, when greens are available in abundance. Needless to say, greens are loaded with essential nutrients that are good for health; this is an easy and tasty way to serve them up. The … Continue reading Palak Keerai Kootu (Spinach in fresh coconut gravy)

Jeera Rice & Dahi Bhindi Masala

Another hot steaming plate of comfort food during the rains! 🙂 Jeera rice is nothing but steamed Basmati white rice seasoned with Cumin. Dahi Bhindi Masala translated means Okra in spiced Yoghurt sauce. Jeera rice is a breeze to make, and the Dahi Bhindi Masala (although involves some effort) compliments the rice deliciously well.  Read on … Continue reading Jeera Rice & Dahi Bhindi Masala