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Recipes — Regional Indian cooking



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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Tehari (Not really Pulao or Biryani)

Today's recipe is closer to my hometown Lucknow in India. This region is known as Awadh region and has Awadhi cuisine, known for its nuanced flavours and techniques of making food. Lucknowi Biryani, Roomali roti, seekh kebab, kakori kebab, shami kebabs, korma, tehari these are some of the dishes this region is popular for. Tehari is a veg rice dish traditionally made with potatoes, cauliflower, some other veggies and of course rice. It's not a pulao or Biryani but somewhere in between. It makes for one wholesome dish and pleases everyone around dinner table.  INGREDIENTS  1 Medium size red onion (finely chopped) 1 Small chilli red or green (finely chopped) 1.5 cups of chopped veggies (I used veggies I had...

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Handvo (Savoury Lentil Rice Cake)

Handvo is a savoury lentil rice cake that comes from Gujarati cuisine. Its said Gujaratis have mastered the art of healthy snacking by creating delicious snacks using native ancient grains, lentils, rice & spices. This cake is one protein packed dish that can be enjoyed as snack or brekkie.

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