Chicken Curry

Hearty Chicken Curry (Slow Cooker Recipe)

Last few days I had been thinking about this amazing chicken curry my dad makes. While growing up, he would laboriously spend time in the kitchen and make this for us every week or so. It is a very simple yet flavorful recipe and does not have any extra fat from milk, cream or yogurt. I have been [...]
Punjabi Chole

Punjabi Chole (Chickpeas Curry)

Punjabi Chole or chickpeas curry is a popular comfort food recipe from North India. Traditionally it is served with Puris or Bhaturas (deep fried breads) and is usually a common dish for weekend lunches for family or even for formal events. This is my first attempt to make this dish and I went one [...]
Ma Chole ki Dal

Ma Chole ki Dal (Slow Cooked Split Black lentils and Split Bengal Gram Curry)

‘Ma-chole ki dal’ is a North Indian (most commonly prepared in Punjab) lentil dish that is made with split black lentils(split urad dal) and split Bengal gram lentils (Chana dal). Although I have tried various combinations of mixed dals, this one is my favorite so far. It is certainly a lighter [...]
Achari baingan

Achari Baingan (Slow Cooked)

Achari Baingan (Tangy eggplant simmered in tomatoes and pickle spices) Here is a tangy dish that gets its flavor as well as name from traditional Indian pickle spices. There are several variations to make it, some are more laborious than other and some are more richer than needed. I went with a [...]
Sookhi Urad Dal

Sukhi Urad Dal (Slow Cooked tempered dry lentils)

I finally bought a new slow cooker in October last year when my old rice cooker that had ‘slow cooking’ mode stopped working. It has been 10 months or so and I have been using it very regularly to prepare healthy dishes for my family. I love to cook but don’t find much time while maintaining my [...]

Suji Kheer

By Amanat Khullar This morning I had an urge to eat something sweet. I wanted to keep it quick, healthy and ofcourse “YUMMY”  to satisfy my cravings.First thought that popped in my mind was kheer. Since calorie amount can be a bit scary in rice kheer, I decided to use suji instead of rice and 1% [...]
Turkey Seekh Kebab

Baked Turkey Seekh Kebabs

This is a description of seekh kebab from Wikipedia: “Traditionally Seekh Kebabs are made with minced meat and spices and grilled on skewers. It is cooked in a Tandoor – (clay oven that can reach higher temperatures than our traditional ovens) and is often served with chutneys or mint sauce. It is [...]
Methi Malai Paneer

Methi Malai Paneer

This one is for mom. While growing up paneer based dishes used to be a staple in our house and I cannot even remember how many different kinds my mom, grandmother and my aunts could make! (I grew up in a large family and shared about 12-13 wonderful years under one roof with my parents, brother, [...]
Chana Biryani

Chana Biryani

I read a similar recipe years ago and found the combination of chickpeas or chana in a biryani dish very different. Usually a vegetarian biryani is made with assorted diced vegetables and I have never seen one with chickpeas served anywhere (or the places I ever ate at). Over the years I have [...]
Mili Juli Sabzi-mixed vegetables medley

Mili-Juli Sabzi (Mixed Vegetable medley with chickpeas)

Here is very easy Indian dish that just needs few minutes of preparation and needs very little attention while cooking. Mixed vegetables are traditionally made with several variations using different combinations of vegetables like peas, carrots, cauliflower, potatoes, green beans, peppers and the [...]
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