by Pallavi Purani

Ingredient: cumin

Bedmi Poori and Aalu ki Subzi

Bedmi Poori and Aalu ki Subzi

Bedmi Poori and aalu is subzi is a delish brunch main. My masi and mother both have diabetes hence the idea of this dish is only for one day in a year or so. Since I was visiting them, I asked the good people at Blogadda to send the oil to their address. Ideally this dish from Uttar Pradesh is a dal stufffed poori and dubki aalu. I added my twist to it by making the poori khasta and aalu more balanced than the tomato and oil soaked street food cousin. โ€œIโ€™m creating a dish using Fortune Vivo Diabetes-Care Oil…

Vegetarian Enchiladas with buttermilk sauce

Vegetarian Enchiladas with buttermilk sauce

I have been a mexican food fan for a very long time now. Enchiladas are beautiful tortillas with a filling and a sauce on top. I have been reading about the diferent sauces that are a part of the mexican cuisine. This buttermilk sauce is a lesser known one as not all can appreciate this tart and spicy sauce. Hoever, our Indian pallete will love it as it is like kadhi. ๐Ÿ™‚ 1 cup milk + 1.5 tsp vinegar + let it stand for 10 min = buttermilk

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. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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…

Bread Upma

Bread Upma

There is a constant war between the bread and the masala while making the bread upma. The masala should not be too wet and bread should not be too fresh. After trial and error I have found a few tricks that help me make the prefect version.

Paneer Stuffed Poori for Navratri Fasting

Paneer Stuffed Poori for Navratri Fasting

This post goes out to the time I spent in Delhi with my bua. Iย kept navratri fasts with her only to get these yummy goodies. She made something different everyday. it was feast in the name of the festival ๐Ÿ˜‰

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.

Panch Phoran Naan

Panch Phoran Naan

My most favorite spice mix is Panch phoran. It is Bengali spice mix and makes for the most flavorful tadka. It contains 5 spices, namely:ย  fenugreek seed, nigella seed, cumin seed, black mustard seed and fennel seed in equal parts. I use it in a lot of dishes so why not naan too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sambusac

Sambusac

For Day 3 of Cooking with alphabets [BM#25] , I tried this Jewish-Iraqi delight. It is basically a bread dough samosa. Usually it is filled with chick peas orย  meats. I made the filling with peanuts and Peas.