Also known as butter paneer, it is a rich and creamy curry made with paneer, spices, onions, tomatoes, cashews and butter.Soft paneer dunked in creamy, silky, super flavoured and delicious curry. To make paneer butter masala firstly, tomatoes, onions and cashews are sauteed with spices. Then these are blended to a silky smooth puree which forms the curry base. This is further simmered with butter and spices to make the butter masala.
Sambar is one of the most loved dishes in the south Indian cuisine. Lady finger and brinjal cooked in a sambar paste and buttermilk base.The traditional sambar gets a makeover where lentils and buttermilk combine. This is a sambar variety made with yogurt and ground coconut masala paste. Unlike the regular sambar variety, it does not use tamarind for sourness.
Curd rice is a popular and tasty South Indian dish that is served with a South Indian thali or meal. Curd rice is nothing but curd (yogurt) mixed with cooked rice, herbs and then tempered.The curd rice is simply made by mixing cooked rice, curd and salt. To this basic mixture you can always add some spices or flavorings. Curd and milk proportion can be adjusted to suit your taste. You can skip milk also if you want. You can add cashews too. Almond yogurt, coconut milk yogurt or cashew yogurt can be used instead of dairy curd.
This one pot wonder is tasty, healthy and perfect to pack in a tiffin for lunch on the go. Serve it plain, or with crispy papad and boondi raita. It makes a wonderfully filling and light lunch!Add ½ teaspoon mustard seeds to the heated oil and allow them to cook until crackling. Next, add ⅓ cup chopped onions, ½ inch cinnamon stick, 2 green cardamom pods and 2 to 3 whole cloves. Stir and sauté until the onions are translucent. Now add 1 ½ teaspoons ginger garlic paste*, 6 to 7 curry leaves and 1 chopped green chili (½ teaspoon chopped chillies). Now add in 1 cup of finely chopped tomatoes. Add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, ½ teaspoon red chili powder, ½ teaspoon black pepper powder or crushed black pepper*, ½ teaspoon coriander powder and 1 teaspoon cumin powder. Add the soaked rice and stir to combine.
Vegetable cutlet or veg patties is a delicious snack made with mix boiled vegetables.To make these veg cutlet, first you just need to cook the veggies. For baking veg cutlet – you can also bake these cutlet but the texture will be different. For baking them, pre heat the oven for 15 minutes at 180 degree celsius. Then bake cutlet at the same temperature till the top side has become crisp and golden. You can brush some oil on them before baking. You can serve these veg cutlet with tamarind chutney or mint chutney or coriander chutney.
Paneer Bhurji is a popular and delicious North Indian breakfast recipe made from crumbled paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese).Crumble some paneer (cottage cheese) and keep aside. Add finely chopped onions, some cumin seeds, and other spices in the oil and saute well. Add 1 cup finely chopped tomatoes. Sauté the tomatoes till they completely soften. You can also add a pinch of salt so that the tomatoes get cooked faster. Now add all the spice powders and mix well. Add the crumbled paneer and salt as per taste.