by Pallavi Purani

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Makai Nu Cheen – Creamy Corn

Makai Nu Cheen – Creamy Corn

Makai Nu Cheen essentially sweet corn cooked in milk and spiced with ginger and green chillies. However you may use the packaged corn. You will need to blend it with a little milk till it is of an almost-puree consistency. Leave some chunks as they are like flavor bombs in the mouth. This dish is hearty, keeps long and is a family favorite.

Slow Cooked Jeera Aalu/potato stir fry

Slow Cooked Jeera Aalu/potato stir fry

Jeera Aalu is supposed to a Dhaba comfort food. Low maintenance, super easy to put together and hardly anything can go wring with this one. The version I love, has crispy edges and a pillow-y center. Oh it is to die for.

Lauki Methi Koftas

Lauki Methi Koftas

Oh yes yes I cant get enough of that previous Kofta sauce okay. Mom usually makes Lauki kofta in tomato onion sauce, well since I am her offspring I need to make my own changes to it :P.

Paneer Methi Kofta Curry

Paneer Methi Kofta Curry

A friend of mine from college has moved to Bangalore 🙂 Since I had not been there even once, going empty handed was not an option.

Surti Papdi Bataka nu shaaq

Surti Papdi Bataka nu shaaq

Surti papdi or valor look like peas but the cover and seeds are harder than the peas. People in the western part of India love this vegetable and have it in various form.

Quick Matar Paneer

Quick Matar Paneer

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Bharwan Bhindi/Stuffed Okra

Bharwan Bhindi/Stuffed Okra

Bhindi is my first love. I have fond memories of loving the bhindi that my school friend’s , Nupur, mom used to pack in her lunch box. I can never make it her way even if I want. 🙂

Lauki chana dal

Lauki chana dal

I often get super super worked up when I have not planned what to make for lunch. Since we both work and I do all the cooking in the house, I wake up early and finish all of it before the pati is up.

Mango-Cucumber Salsa

Mango-Cucumber Salsa

I am a salsa fan and the pati has adapted to it too. He dips almost everything he can it in. 🙂 I woek up one morning thinking about a mango salsa and tadaaa…I made it finally.

Matar Kachaudi

Matar Kachaudi

My mom is from Kanpur and I have had a series of stuffed pooris/kachaudis from her kitchen. It was my time to experiment and make her proud. The usual peas kachaudi/poori that we see had pounded peas, but for my version, I used whole peas. Yes yes, dont get worried, in my opinion, it tasted much muc