Category: Veg

Pasta With Lentils

This is one-pot, wholesome and super-easy dish that definitely deserves a flaunting. If you’re done with the monotony of cooking lentils the same old ways – soups, stews, salads, etc. – this will come as a respite. This is me. I get bored easily, cooking the same recipes over and over again. Need, as they…

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Quinoa with Garlic, Mushrooms and Thai Basil

‘Quinoa’ – ‘Kinwa’ as it is rightly pronounced, is one such super-food that has achieved a rapid global stardom… television, websites, food magazines, blogs, it’s everywhere. Dietitians are raving about the benefits and it has found a stellar place on almost every celebrity’s menu. Intriguing! And rightly so. This health food is gluten-free, high in proteins, fiber, iron, vitamin B, calcium,…

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Exotic Dal Makhani

Makhani, literally translates to Buttery in Punjabi. Dal Makhani, the North Indian sweetheart, is a delightful melange of whole Urad Dal (Black Lentils) and Rajma (Red Kidney Beans), laden with butter, butter, more butter and… cream 🙂 This dish is a buffet-regular in almost every restaurant you visit. Its thick, smooth consistency and buttery goodness has…

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Rajma Masala

Rajma or Red Kidney Beans are a staple in almost every North Indian household. Rajma Chawal – Rajma served with Steamed Rice, is a legend in Punjab. About their health benefits, I can go on and on… High fiber aids weight loss. They are loaded with proteins, powerhouse of energy and stuffed with antioxidants that increase immunity. They maintain the…

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Shahi Matar Paneer – Green Peas and Cottage Cheese In Cashews And Cream

‘Shahi’, which means ‘Regal’… a dish that used to be cooked specially for the kings! Shahi Matar Paneer, born in the North of India, is a serious medley of finger-licking deliciousness, creamy textures, gorgeous colors and aromatic spices. Matar or Green Peas and Paneer or Cottage Cheese are a match made in heaven which marry right here, in…

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Beetroot And Carrot Cutlets

Beetroot – obnoxious, boring, one of last veggies to hog the limelight and in desperate need of some good PR. Resented by children and adults alike. A super-food bursting with nutrients, vitamins and minerals, very low in calories and no cholesterol. Nonetheless, it’s earthy, not-so-pleasant flavor ends up repelling our taste-buds. I had three of them sitting in my fridge… since a…

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Peanuts And Yogurt Chutney

Although, being in kitchen makes me therapeutically happy, it’s rare I cook elaborate dishes; unless really necessary 😛 Which is how I’m always on the prowl to hunt down snap-of-a-finger-easy yet delectable recipes. I wanted an unusual chutney to accompany my Sabudana Kichdi today. I tried this and it turned out really yumm 🙂 Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 2 minutes…

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