Kheema Kofta Curry

Ingredients 250 gms of mutton/beef/chicken kheema (minced meat) 1 egg 1 cup chopped coriander leaves  3 chopped green chillies Gravy 1/2 tsp mustard seeds 1 tsp Garam Masala 1 tsp Coriander Powder 2 tsp Red Chilli Powder 1/4 tsp of Turmeric 2 tsp ginger-garlic paste Tomato puree – 1 cup 1 large onion fried golden-brown 2-3…

Crunch Honeycomb

Chocolate Ganache 200 g dark chocolate  or toblerone 100 ml milk 80 g butter Honeycomb 160g caster sugar 80 g golden syrup 2 tsp baking soda Step 1  Make Cartouche Line a round baking tin with baking parchment Step 2 Heat Butter Sugar Syrup Put butter, sugar and syrup in a deep pan and heat…

Bitter Gourd/ Karela Sabzi

Ingredients Two medium sized bitter gourd. Water – 2-3 tbsps ginger-garlic paste – 1 tsp Cumin seeds – 2 tsp Onions – 2-3 Cumin Powder – 1 tsp Coriander Powder – 1 1/2 tsp Chilli powder – to taste Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Salt to taste And… Cut Bitter Gourd into thin slices Add…

Vegetable Rice Bath

Ingredients 2 cups thickly grated ridge gourd or vegetable of your choice 2 cups cooked rice 5 tsp oil 1/2 tsp mustard seeds 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1/4 tsp asafoetida 1 tbsp chopped green chillies 2 tsp ginger-garlic paste 1 tsp coriander-cumin seeds (dhania-jeera) powder 1/2 tsp sugar salt to taste 1/4 cup yoghurt/ curds For…

Pudina Rice

This turned out quite nice. The good thing about this recipe is that you can alter the spice to suit your palate. I haven’t gone strictly by measurements here so am giving the approximate. You can either use leftover cooked rice or make fresh rice even basmati if you want to add a touch of…

Dal Kabila – A Tarla Dalal recipe

Ingredients 1 cup urad dal (split black lentils) , washed and soaked salt to taste 1 tsp oil 25 mm (1″) piece cinnamon (dalchini) 1 cardamom (elaichi) 3 cloves (laung / lavang) 1 whole dry kashmiri red chilli , broken into pieces 2 tsp ginger-garlic (adrak-lehsun) paste 1 tsp finely chopped green chillies 1 cup…

Scrambled Eggs

Now isn’t this a quickie! All you need is eggs (4), salted butter (2-3tbsp), milk – 200 ml, pepper and salt to taste. I used a little less than 1 tsp salt and went on with the pepper…well.. because Indians love pepper 🙂 So all you need to do is Heat the wok Add butter…

Beef Biryani

Ingredients Beef Gravy Beef – chopped into small pieces – 500 gms Ghee – 3 tbsps Onions – 3 large. Finely sliced. Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tsp Green chillies – 3 Cardamom, nutmeg and cinnamon powders – 1/4 tsp each Coriander powder – 1 heaped tsp Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Pepper powder – 1/2…

Vegetable Korma

Ingredients 2 tbsp oil Garlic – 1 tsp chopped Ginger – 1 tsp chopped Red thai curry paste (available in stores) – 3 tbsp Onion – 2 meduium sized – cubed Babycorns – 8 – chopped to size of onions cubed Green bell pepper – 1 – chopped to size of onions cubed Peas –…

Chicken Korma

Ingredients: 500 gms chicken (pieces) 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste 2 medium size onions Cinnamon powder – a pinch Coriander powder – 1 tbsp Cumin powder – 1 tbsp Chopped Coriander – 3 tbsp Marinade : 1 and a half cup yoghurt 1 tsp chilli powder 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp…

Chicken Biryani and Accompanying Salad

Ingredients Rice 2-3 cups Whole Spices: Cloves (5-6), Cinnamon Stick (2″ stick), Bay leaves (2), Black cardamom (1), Star Anise (1), Ginger (1-2″ pieces – sliced) Turmeric powder (1/4 tsp) Red chilli powder (1 tsp) Salt to taste Tomatoes chopped (2 medium sized) Yogurt ( 1 cup) Chicken cubed/ small fleshy portions (600-800 gms) Onions (2-3 meduim sized onions –…

Achari Baingan

Ingredients Brinjals 4-6 Oil – 3 tbsp Cumin seeds – 1 tsp Mustard seeds – 1 tsp Methi  (Feugreek) seeds – 1 tsp Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Red chilli powder – 1 tsp (according to taste) Saunf (Fennel) powder – 1 tsp Salt to taste Garam masala – 1 tsp Amchur (Dry Mango) powder…