Til ki Burfi (Sesame Ricotta Fudge)

BM# 72: Week 2/ Day 2 Theme: Festival Special Dish:┬áLohri — Til ki Burfi For the second day of this week’s ‘festival special’, I made Til Burfi to celebrate Lohri. It is a popular festival celebrated in Punjab and is traditionally associated with the harvest of crops in January. It also commemorates the passing of…

Amritsari Chole (Spicy Chickpea Curry)

Blogging Marathon# 47: Week 3/ Day 2 Theme: Recipes from Menu Card Dish: Amritsari Chole We are going to order some ‘Amritsari Chole’ from Puranmal restaurant. There are a ton of chickpea curry variations from the Punjab/ Haryana region and I’m sure each household has there own version of these curries. So when I saw Amritsari Chole on the menu, I wanted to see how different it was from the other chole recipes.

Palak Paneer (Curried Spinach & Cottage Cheese)

Palak Paneer is probably one dish that is on ALL Indian restaurant menu cards around the world. Restaurant can be South Indian, North Indian or any Indian cuisine at all, I’m sure all of them have Saag Paneer or Palak Paneer on their menu. It is that famous and if you are an Indian food aficionado, you probably tasted it at least once. There are quite a few recipes on the internet for palak paneer. Each one using different spice blends and some blend the spinach to a paste and some use it just as is. I like my palak…

Amritsari Aloo Kulcha (Potato Stuffed Indian Bread) for ICC

For this month’s Indian Cooking Challenge (ICC), Valli wanted us to make an Indian bread, Amritsari Aloo Kulcha. After the April mega marathon where explored the dishes from all the Indian states, I’ve decided not to skip any ICC editions because it is a good opportunity to learn regional dishes from different parts of India. Also Valli always makes it a point to challenge us to try dishes that are unique and tries to get authentic recipes of the same. This month’s challenge fit right into our meal plan. While my in-laws were here we ate rotis at least 3~4…

Mango Lassi

Blogging Marathon# 40: Week 2/ Day 3 Theme: Mango Mania Dish: Mango Lassi This post is possibly the least planned and last minute one in the past couple of months. I didn’t have any mango recipes in the drafts and neither had I planned for anything. I was dilly-dallying until the last minute today as if miraculously the post will ‘post’ itself. But one good thing we did was to buy a case of ripe mangoes from the Indian store this weekend and the yellow beauties inspired me to make one of my kids favorite, Mango Lassi.