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Instant Semolina Dosa

  Dosa is a fermented batter made with rice and lentil and then cooked on pan. But sometimes we are not organised enough to ferment and prepare in advance but crave a good Dosa instantly, well this recipe comes to rescue. You can make it as breakfast, lunch or dinner, no rules. It comes together in a jiffy and tastes absolutely delicious.  INGREDIENTS 1 Cup Fine Semolina 1/2 Cup Rice Flour 1/4 Cup Almond meal or Plain Flour 1 Tsp Finely Chopped Ginger 1 Tsp Chopped Green Chilli 1 Medium Finely Diced Red Onion 1 Tbsp Chopped Coriander 1 Tsp Salt 1 Sprig Chopped Curry Leaves (Optional) 4 Cups Water METHOD 1. In a big pot mix semolina, rice flour, almond...

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Fresh Indian Tomato Chutney

If there's one thing Indian kitchens do well is making endless chutneys, and why not its so delicious & perfect accompaniment to any dish. And lets not forget the plethora of health benefits these herbs, nuts and vegetables when pounded and ground together brings. That's why every part of the country has its own chutney recipe influenced by the produce of that part. This recipe is my everyday go to chutney recipe. I try to keep a jar of it in my fridge at all times.  INGREDIENTS 1 Medium Size Ripe Tomato  1 Clove Garlic 1 Small Green Chilli 1/4 Cup Roasted Peanuts* 1 Tsp Salt 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice  1/4 Cup Water FOR TEMPERING 1 Tsp Mustard Seeds  1...

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Tandoori (BBQ) Veggies

In India Tandoori Veggies are served as entrée in North Indian restaurants, its traditionally had with green coriander chutney. You can use any veggies like potatoes, sweet potatoes, cauliflower, capsicum or paneer (cottage cheese) etc. We have used our Punjabi Tandoori Seasoning to give it a delicious flavour.  INGREDIENTS  1 Cup Cauliflower cut in florets  1 Red onion cut in 1 inch pieces or large chunks 1 Red or green capsicum cut in large chunks 1 Cup Mushroom (Button, Flat or Portobello) any kind cut in halves or quarter chunks 2 Cups Yogurt ( Dairy or Vegan )  2 Tbsp Punjabi Tandoori Seasoning   1 Tsp Salt 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice 2 Tbsp Olive Oil METHOD: Mix all the ingredients gently,...

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Creamy Palak (Spinach) Mushroom

Indian cooking is all about seasonal cooking, and in winter when spinach and green leafy vegetables are in abundance they are incorporated a lot in diet. Indians love making variety of dishes with spinach and this is one Quick, Simple Vegan recipe. Serve with roti, rice or just bread.  INGREDIENTS  1 Bunch Spinach roughly chopped, about 2-2.5 cups 1 Tomato, Quartered 1 cup sliced mushroom  1/4 cup Cashews  1 1/2 inch chopped ginger 2 cloves of garlic 1 green chilli (use thai or Indian chilli or half long green chilli) 1 Red onion, chopped finely 1 Tsp Cumin seeds 1 Tsp Masala Turmeric Blend or Just Turmeric 1 Tsp Ground Cumin 1/2 Tsp Kashmiri Chilli Powder  1/2 Tsp Rose Garam...

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Tawa Paneer (Cottage Cheese cooked in Iron Pan)

Paneer is Indian cottage cheese. Its made by curdling hot milk by adding sour agent like lemon or vinegar. It's then strained and moulded into desired shape before adding to dishes. There are many paneer dishes in Indian cooking, one of the ways I like to eat is by making it as a side dish in a dry stir fry style just like this dish. I cook this dish in Iron pan, but you can use stainless steel pan or nonstick pan (though I don’t recommend using non-stick pans). Cooking in Iron Pan also adds extra Iron to dishes.  INGREDIENTS 250g Paneer (Cut in small cubes) (You can buy paneer from Indian shops or make it yourself. Bring 1 litre...

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