May 152013
Mushroom Peas Makhani

First, my apologies…I’ve been hibernating in my hermit hole the past few days for reasons I’m unable to decipher myself. That being said, I’ve truly felt the extra love, attention, and care from my family, friends(including my lovely blogger friends) and their understanding and support during this low period of my life. Snapping out of the irrelevant emotions this recipe which is due over a month ago is from one of my fellow blogger and Want to know more about this recipe?

Mar 212013
Paneer Pasanda [Rich Paneer Gravy]

Paneer Pasanda is a popular dish from Mughlai Cuisine. Mughal or any other royals are famous for very rich and exotic dishes and when I hear the name Mughal all I can remember is the history lessons I so painfully endured during my childhood days. I used every curse and swore off as many things as I could for forcing me to remember historical dates and the nightmares I endured days before history exams. Man, Want to know more about this recipe?

Jan 062013
Stuffed Bell Peppers with Broccoli and Quinoa

Wish you all a Very Happy New Year. I don’t want to start this New Year’s post with excuses of why I wasn’t active for the past two weeks or so…I was merrily vacationing with my husband’s family the first half of my vacation and with books that I thoroughly enjoyed the other half. Tomorrow the routine starts and I’m trying to switch off from my vacation booze and get my head straight with my Want to know more about this recipe?

Nov 092012
Niramish Alu Dom [Spicy Baby Potato Gravy]

My site is filled with only Niramish aka Vegetarian dishes then why the heck did I name this recipe Niramish? It’s not me, this recipe is from bongcookbook and according to “BongMom”, when Bengalis cook vegetarian dishes they would explicitly name them vegetarian and I didn’t want to spoil the originality of this recipe. While searching for Bengali recipes I’ve learnt few words and slang that Bong aka Bengalis typically use. More importantly got little Want to know more about this recipe?

Oct 252012
Lauki Chole

I have successfully fought the urge to shop for the past two weeks. I’m referring to grocery shopping especially vegetable/Indian groceries as I tend to stock them up until I don’t have space in my refrigerator or my pantry as if an apocalypse is waiting to happen. I have taken an official oath in front of my husband that I’m gonna cook vegetables from the vegetable drawer as well as my frozen compartment before heading Want to know more about this recipe?

Sep 232012
Spicy Stuffed Pearl Onions

I’ve always loved standing with two dresses in my hand asking my husband to be the judge of what to wear and I wouldn’t leave him until he chose the dress I had on mind. You may ask, why I do that? The reluctant look on his face with comments that would make me laugh would be the honest reasoning. There is an old saying, “What goes around, comes around” and that came true when Want to know more about this recipe?

Jul 032012
Shakar Aloo Methi/ Sweet Potato Methi Curry

Have you every been bored of cooking the same vegetable over and over again? This happens often at our house and as many of you guessed it’s potato that haunts us over and over again. With so many different ways to eat them my kids don’t find it boring even if its served every meal, every day. I sometimes get so bored seeing that vegetable. The better alternative to this vegetable is sweet potatoes and Want to know more about this recipe?

Jun 252012
Check Out my New Look--It's Cheppankizhangu/Arbi/Taro root/Colacassia fry

I cook my dishes to my family’s likings. Many days I end up asking my husband and kids the most dreaded question “What to cook?” and the look on their face would clearly mean “Not again!!!”. With each one demanding their favorites I mostly feel “Oh God, Why me?” Sometimes the stars do line up and shine on me with one answer and that recipe would sure have potatoes in it. Getting bored of cooking Want to know more about this recipe?

Jun 242012
A New Look for Cabbage Koftas in Rich Malai Gravy

This recipe fondly reminds me of my first neighbor after coming to US, babhiji, was how my husband and many of his friends called her and I without any hesitation tagged along. It was a whole new world for me and she affectionately used to teach me many North Indian recipes. Even though we moved out of state soon, the memories and sharing of her expertise has taught me many things that I still cherish Want to know more about this recipe?

May 262012
Ivy Gourd & Paneer Stir Fry

I knew Ivy Gourd as its telegu name “Dondakai”. Now I don’t know why my mom chose to use the telegu name but it sure did give my husband an opportunity to make fun of me. When I was newly married, everything and anything I said was carefully watched so he can pick on a slang or language usage different from his and laugh about it. One morning when I said I’ll be making dondakai Want to know more about this recipe?