by Pallavi Purani

Course: side dish

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.

Mah ki Dal- Without cream

Mah ki Dal- Without cream

Mah ki dal is a mix whole urad dal [skin and all], rajma and chana dal. It is a lovely concoction which goes well with parathas or rice. It is of a thicker consistency and I love to take it right on the plate and dig in. Frankly I don’t find a difference between this and Amritsari dal. 🙂 This punjabi dal calls for cream/malai but I have found a hack which allows me to do away with the unnecessary heaviness. The hack I am talking about it 2 day old refrigerated milk. I keep a cup of milk far…

Brown Rice Lemon Rice

Brown Rice Lemon Rice

Brown rice is a great alternative to the white rice for diabetics. However it is not restricted to just that. Being fibrous it aids the digestive system, reduces cholesterol risk, maintains blood pressure and and has significant benefits for the heart. The 8 years I spent at Bangalore got me hooked to Lemon rice, Sigh. The pillowy goodness with the crunch of urad dal and peanuts and perfect tang of lemon makes me want to rush back to Namma Ooru. I do not fry the peanuts off instead add roasted ones. I swapped the white rice for brown one in…

Moong Dal with lauki

Moong Dal with lauki

Moong Dal makes very common appearance at our home. I always look forward to making different version for husband’s tiffin. The split whole green gram/split green moong dal here is cooked with lauki/bottle gourd and tempered lightly with green chillies and tomato.

Bharwan Baingan/Stuffed Eggplant

Bharwan Baingan/Stuffed Eggplant

I feel Brinjals are one of the most versatile vegetables around. You can stir fry them, roast them, bake them, fry them or even stuff them for that matter. 🙂

Warm Broccoli and Almond Salad

Warm Broccoli and Almond Salad

Since we moved to the new house, I didnt do anything special for us. So I planned a date night. Got dressed up, cooked a lovely meal and ofcourse we clicked pictures.

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.

Ghiya/Lauki with Chana Daal post a Thailand Trip

Ghiya/Lauki with Chana Daal post a Thailand Trip

A true blue comfort food after eight fabulous days at Thailand. 🙂

Faux pasta

Faux pasta

I have been trying my hands on healthy food at home for a while. It has been a really lovely journey where I am trying to eat clean and portion the meals.

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.