Tomato & Date Chutney

Tomato and Date Chutney is a Bengali style chutney, made with tomatoes and dates. The Chutney is sweet and slightly tangy. Bengali’s are very fond of Chutneys, in-fact these chutneys form a special meal course for them. Normally chutneys are served along with a meal, but in a Bengali house, they are considered as a…

Subz E Noor Chashm

Subz e Noor Chashm is a rich creamy curry made with mixed vegetables, nuts and yoghurt. The curry is rich and cooked in Awadhi style.   I, for no reason, have never been a fan of mixed vegetables, but this Nawabi Curry truly stole my heart. I loved the name, doesn’t it sound so royal,…

Qeema Matar

Qeema Matar is a delicious dish made with minced cauliflower and fresh green peas. The vegetarian dish is a great substitute for the original meat curry. Qeema or Keema is typically an Asian meat dish where the lamb meat is minced and cooked with peas and potatoes. Since we are vegetarians we obviously look for…

Paneer Kundan Kaliyan

Paneer Kundan Kaliyan is a rich curry from Awadhi Cuisine where marinated slices of cottage cheese are cooked in yogurt based gravy with onions, tomatoes, and whole spices. The Nawabi dish is finished with rose petals. Paneer or cottage cheese is very popular in Indian Cuisine. It can either be homemade or store-bought. While we…

Aloo Tikki Choley

 Aloo Tikki Choley is a lip-smacking street food from the streets of Amritsar , Punjab . It makes a delicious  platter with a patty, chickpeas and chutneys.   We are starting a new A to Z series from Jan 2020 and through the whole year. It’s an interesting theme and we are going to have…

Banarasi Dum Aaloo

Banarasi Dum Aaloo is a potato curry made with baby potatoes which are simmered in a rich gravy. The curry is from Banarasi kitchen. While working on the last mega marathon where I cooked all rice recipes under the theme Biryani Pulao Khichadi Festival, I did a basic rice series, where I shared different techniques…

Hare Chane ka Nimona

Hare Chane ka Nimona is a curry from Uttar Pradesh. Generally, Nimona is made from fresh green peas but I have given a twist to this curry. Hara Chana or Choliya are the fresh tender garbanzo beans. These are available only for a very short time in winters. Since they are so scarce their demand…