by Pallavi Purani

Ingredient: jeera

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. πŸ™‚

Vegetable Layer Rice

Vegetable Layer Rice

Oh I am so proud of whatΒ I churned out today for lunch πŸ™‚ We are having a pot luck and I offered to make the main.

Brown Rice Biryani Pulao #BM38

Brown Rice Biryani Pulao #BM38

For the third week we are making rice with a twist. πŸ™‚

Tuver Seeng ni Kachori #BM38

Tuver Seeng ni Kachori #BM38

I have spoken about tuver sing here and here. πŸ™‚ It is a fabulous vegetable and is very close to gujju hearts.

Paneer Methi Kofta Curry

Paneer Methi Kofta Curry

A friend of mine from college has moved to Bangalore πŸ™‚ 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

Hello Hello!!

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. πŸ™‚

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.

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