Wholewheat Naan with Spicy Corn Curry

Blogging Marathon #25: Week 1/ Day 1 Theme: Baking with Whole Grains Dish: Wholewheat Naan I cannot believe it is February already, my 3 year old niece cutely said yesterday that January is “all done”. I also can’t believe that it is the Silver Jubilee/ 25th edition of Blogging Marathon. I’m very happy to be a part of this super charged group. I’m really excited to see that as a group we have successfully completed 25 editions together even though I did not get to do all 25 of them myself. Huge thanks to Valli for being the brain behind…

Paneer Stuffed Kulcha

Today’s stuffed bread in a restaurant style “Paneer stuffed Kulcha”. Kulchas are leavened with baking powder and baking soda. All purpose flour or maida is usually used to make these flatbreads, but I had half a bag of spelt flour in the fridge that is begging to be used, so I used a combination of spelt flour and all-purpose flour to make my kulchas. Kulchas can be made either on the stove top or in the oven. Today I made them under the broiler. One thing I learnt when using the oven is that you cannot take your eye off…

Aloo Paratha

I have nothing to boast about my roti making skills. I have to kick myself in the back for not even trying to watch and learn when my mom made rotis. I couldn’t even roll a roti (I’m not too confident even now, to be honest) until my husband taught me how to. He used to make rotis for us and slowly I started learning and making them on my own. Both of us are not big roti eaters and frankly during the week I don’t have time to make them. When my MIL visits us, she makes the rotis…

Kadhi Pakoda for ICC-September

Time seems to fly extremely fast these days, I find myself always trying to catch up with all the different projects that I’m working on, but never really able to get them under control. I wish I could just slow down, take a deep breath and start afresh, but that’s not going to happen since everyone wants their stuff done first. Well on a lighter note, I managed to find time to participate in this month’s ICC after 3 months break. I love yogurt based curries and kadhis in particular, but my DH and my little one are not big…

Aloo Paratha for “Click”

I’ve nothing to boast about my rotis or chapathis, they invariably turn into papads. Which is why I don’t usually venture into making fancy rotis or parathas. Until I started making DK’s sweet potato rotis. They always turn out soft and yummy and remain that way even for next day lunch. Since they taste good and also good for health, I’ve been making them quite frequently. So finally I wanted to try my hands on making aloo-paratha and instead of using a filling to make them, I grated the aloo and used whipped cottage cheese instead of water to bind…

Dal Makhani

This post is all about “My Legume Love Affair”. Yes I’m posting all my entries for MLLA-7 in one single post. MLLA is a brain child of Susan @ Well Seasoned cook, and is being hosted by lovely Srivalli @ Cooking4allseasons. First up is my Dal Makhani. I make dal makhani with whole moong dal (green gram dal) instead of whole urad. Here’s my recipe: ** I usually make a big batch of beans every two weeks. I soak and cook about 2-3 different types of beans (separately of course). After thoroughly cooling them; I store about a week’s worth…

Mini Punjabi Thali

I finally made it before the dead line for the RCI-Punjab event hosted this time around by Richa of As Dear As Salt. I thought I was on top of it till the 15th of this month and never realized it’s already the 23rd. So here is my Punjabi thali (in Anti-Clockwise direction) Tandoori Naan, Jeera Rice, Tandoori Gobhi, Paneer Makhmali and Mango milk shake. Both the curry recipes are adapted from Tarla Dalal’s Swadisht Subzi recipe series. I served the curries with store-bought Tandoori naans and jeera rice (sautéed cumin (jeera), caraway seeds (Shah jeera), bay leaves and green…