Category Archives: Veg

Paan Rasmalai

Rasmalai is a delicious Bengali sweet which is popular all over India. Boiled Paneer( malai) patties soaked into flavorful milk syrup called rasmalai. Making rasmalai is easy however the key step of making soft paneer is little tricky. If paneer is not soft then paneer patties will become hard. Earlier I have shared traditional saffron, cardamom and mango flavored rasmalai. In India, people love to eat paan after lunch or dinner as mouth refresher. This recipe is made with paneer, sugar, paan leaves, kewra and rose essence milk syrup. Adding paan leaves (betel leaves) into this recipe gives a piquant aroma and refreshing taste to the rasmali. Paan flavored rasmalai comes out very tasty. if you like paan, do try this recipe I am sure you will love this unique flavored rasmalai. 

Dal Dhokli

Dal Dhokli is a delicious traditional Gujarati comfort food, made with many variations and known by different names in other states of India. In North India it is called Dal Pitthi. The Dhokli is made with wheat dough, then rolled into thin circles and cut into square or diamond shapes. The Dhokli is then mixed into the sweet-sour Gujarati dal and tadka with ghee and spices; and left to simmer until it gets cook properly. This recipe utilizes Jowar flour along with wheat flour to make it healthier. This one bowl meal can be prepared over the weekend, which gives a big change to our daily meal. You can use your leftover dal, and convert it into a healthy Dal Dhokli!

Dal Palak

Dal is a very important dish in the Indian cuisine, and every household had different variations of dals. Sometime we enjoy plain dal and sometimes tadka dal with some veggies in our every day meals.Today i would like to share a very simple, easy, and very healthy recipe, Dal Palak. Palak/spinach has a lot of health benefits and has a beautiful color. Many dishes can be prepared using palak like curries, parathas, koftas, cutlets, pakoras, kababs and so on. Some times we can use palak puree to give a natural green color to our recipes. This recipe utilizes two types of dal: toor dal and moong dal. You are free to add one or both of them. The boiled dal is cooked along with spinach, garlic and other spices, which gives it an aromatic smell, and taste. Dal palak is best served with plain rice or roti.

Bhindi Curry (Bihari Style)

Bhindi/Okra is one of the popular vegetables and loved by many people. It can be prepare in any form be it dry, stuffed, or curry. You can prepare variety of dishes using Bhindi and different places have their own variations.This recipe is generally prepared in the state of Bihar and has a mustard flavor. This recipe is prepared by cooking sauteed bhindi in onion, tomato and mustard gravy. This curry goes very well with phulka, parata or plain rice. Visit my other Bhindi recipe like Bindi masala, Bindi Fry and Stuffed Bindi.

Paan Kaju Katli (Burfi)

Preparing sweets is an integral part in celebrating many Indian festivals. Diwali is around the corner and everyone will be looking for preparing a special sweet. Kaju Katli is one of the most popular sweets, and liked by everyone. This recipe is a slight twist to the original Kaju Katli recipe with a refreshing flavor of fresh paan leaves. The recipe is prepared using blended paan(betel) leaves, cashew powder, sugar and flavored with rose essence. Try this delicious sweet this Diwali and surprise your guests. 

 

Kala Chana Fry (Ghugni)

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and keeps you energetic the whole day. Kala Chana Fry aka Ghugni/ghughuni is a very popular breakfast item in Bihar. Its a very simple recipe prepared by stir frying boiled kala chana with onion and light spices.This dish is tasteful as well as healthy. It also goes very well with tea or coffee. Try this recipe, I am sure you will love it and add it to your breakfast routine.

Shahi Aloo Mutter

Potatoes are kings in veggies, with which we make several delicious dishes such as snacks, curries, bread or appetizers. Potatoes are also an all time favorite for kids. This dish is prepared with baby potatoes (but you can use big potatoes as well) without the use of onion and garlic. Adding cashew nuts into this curry gives a rich and thick texture and shahi taste to the dish. You can also add thick curd instead of cashew nuts. This dish can be made during the navratri festival, and is a great dish if you don’t want to add paneer. Shahi aloo mutter is best served with rice, roti, poori, naan or parathas. 

Pumpkin Kheer

Pumpkin is a multipurpose vegetable which can be used to prepare curries as well as sweet dishes. Earlier in my blog, I have shared pumpkin cupcakes and pumpkin curry recipe. This recipe is a sweet dish popularly known as pumpkin kheer in North India and pumpkin payasam in Southern India. Freshly grated pumpkin is cooked into milk and flavoured with nutmeg powder, cardamom powder. Garnished with pista and saffron, the pumpkin kheer tastes awesome. It’s good to use fresh pumpkin however if it’s not available, you can use canned. This is very easy recipe and can be prepared on any occasion.