Paneer Schezwan Frankie

Frankie, one of the quickest to make, and one loaded with flavors. If you are looking for something quick, yummy meal then this recipe is for you. these frankies are high in protein because of paneer. I always recollect the frankie i used to have at Shivaji Park; chicken, mutton and paneer etc were some…

Soya Manchurian

Soy chunks are made of soy flour and are the bi-products left out after extracting oil from the beans. They turn soft and spongy when submerged in warm or hot water. Also called Vegetarian meat as their nutritional value is similar to various kinds of meat. Soya chunks helps in boosting metabolism, muscle building and…

Shahi Aloo (Potatoes cooked in rich creamy sauce)

Shahi Aloo is a rich creamy curry, with onions, tomatoes and cashew puree cooked in butter and cream. In this recipe I have used potatoes and scooped balls with melon scooper, but you can cut medium dices of potatoes or use baby potatoes. This curry is well balanced and is not too sweet or spicy,…

Goli Pulao (Lamb Meatball Pilaf)

Goli Pulao also known as “Meatball Pilaf” is a rice preparation from Kolhapur. Traditionally Kolhapuri masala is added in this preparation, but we can use red chilli powder. The recipe I have shared here is a simple creamy rice preparation. If you like to make rice more spicy add some more green chillies and red…

Ukdiche Modak

Modak is an Indian sweet popular in states of Maharashtra, Goa and Kokan region. It’s called “Ukdiche Modak” because in Marathi “Ukad” means “to steam”. Also known in Gujarati as  modhaka, modhakam in Kannada,  kozhakkattai in Tamil and kudumu in Telugu. One of the favourite religious dishes of Lord Ganesha and so is offered in…

Chicken Chettinad

Chettinad Cuisine is from the region of Chettinad in Tamil Nadu, which is dominated by Chettiar community. Chettinad cuisine has gained popularity in non-Tamils speaking community as well. Chicken Chettinad is prepared by freshly grounded coconut with various other grounded spices. This fiery curry is one of the most popular dishes from region of South…

Malai Kofta (Cottage Cheese cooked in rich creamy gravy)

Malai means “cream” and Koftas means “meatballs”, Malai Koftas are potato and paneer balls dipped in rich and creamy sauce. In India vegetarian version of koftas are very common. In this recipe, koftas are made with paneer and potatoes with ginger garlic paste and hint of spices, served with delightful and rich gravy made with…

Prawns Pulao (Shrimp Pilaf)

Pulao or Pilaf is a rice dish commonly made in Indian home. It is a one pot dish where you cook spices, meat or veggies and rice together unlike Biryani which is multi layered. Also preparing Pulao is less time consuming than Biryani. There are many variations of pulao like Chicken, Mutton (Goat), Egg, Vegetable,…

Stuffed Poached Pear

It’s said that it is not a real meal if it doesn’t end with desserts. French cookbooks did not exactly feature desserts but instead they had recipes of “Entremets” which means “Intervals”, dishes that were served between larger courses that could be sweet or savory. Back in the ancient civilizations people used to have fruits…

Pav Bhaji

Pav bhaji is a savory and spicy dish originated in Mumbai, India in 1860 when civil war started in USA which increased their demand for cotton in the country. India at the time was the largest supplier of cotton, so the employees in Bombay Cotton Exchange had to work late nights. Their wife frustrated from…