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…

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,…

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…

Chicken Biryani

Chicken Biryani one of the most loved dishes in India. But do you know the word Biryani is derived from Persian word “Birian” which means “fried before cooking” and “Birinj” which is the Persian word for “Rice”. Historians believe that Biryani originated in Persia and was introduced to India by Mughals. It was further developed…

Dahiwala Karela (Bitter gourd cooked in yogurt)

Bitter gourd is one of the most hated vegetable around the world. Most people are force fed the vegetable as a child. Bitter gourd has so many health benefits such as it has anti-diabetic properties, is rich in vitamin A and C, iron, magnesium and potassium. It also has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. It helps…

Pandhara Rassa

One of Kolhapur’s delicacy Pandhara rassa means “white curry” is a soup like dish made of coconut milk and cashew. The fact that you can use chicken, mutton or veg stock to make pandhara rassa makes it a must go with your food and its nutritious. Childhood memories of pandhara rassa is relishing it at…

Soya Kheema

Ingredients 500 gms Soya Chunks 2 medium red onions 2 medium tomatoes 3 green chilies Handful of coriander leaves 1 bay leaf 1 cinnamon stick 6-7 peppercorns 6-7 cloves 3 tablespoon ginger garlic paste ­­2 tablespoon red chili powder 1 tablespoon cumin powder 1 tablespoon coriander powder 1 tablespoon garam masala powder 1 teaspoon turmeric…