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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Paneer Tikka–A perfect Appetizer

Paneer Tikka is a very popular appetizer or starter. It has its unique taste and aroma. It is made from marinated paneer and veggies. The spices added in the marination is a personal  choice. When marinating is ready, then the dish can be done in 15 – 20 minutes. You could also serve this as a side with roti, naan, pulao or kulcha. Try them with etandoor. I have made them on the tawa here..
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Friday, December 5, 2014

Honey Whole Wheat Pizza

Pizza is one of my daughter’s favorite… Actually I also like it, but the truth is I prefer home made. I have tried Pizza with regular all purpose flour, with multigrain flour (recipe coming soon), with whole wheat flour. In this recipe I have included 1/4th of all purpose flour also. You could try doing it completely with whole wheat flour, but you will need to proof for longer time.. I will try this next time with complete whole wheat flour. This will make 3 9 inch thin crust pizzas or 2 13 inch thin crust pizzas. Toppings are again a personal choice. I made 3 different group of toppings. One with Basil and mozzarella. Second with Basil, Olives and Mozzarella. Third with Cherry tomatoes, Mozzarella and Basil. Also please do not use Parchment paper on the baking tray, instead grease the baking tray well.


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Lemon Grass Basil Pine Pesto Pasta

Pasta is an Italian dish made with a combination of cooked pasta and a sauce. There are many types of pasta like Penne, Fettuccine, Farfalle, Spaghetti etc. Pesto is a type of a paste made with specific ingredients.. Most of the time it is uncooked.. So it has bursting flavor of fresh ingredients.. This is not a traditional pesto, but a pesto made with the ingredients I had on hand and it was flavorful and everybody in my house loved it!!! Some more types of Pastas from my blog – Pesto Ala Trapenese, Spicy Indian Style Pasta, Basil Penne, Pesto Di Noci

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Pan Pizza

Pizza is a very famous Italian dish which has become World famous. There are many types of Pizzas and the choices are plenty. You can make Thin Crust pizzas, thicker crust, stuffed crust, Chicago Style, New York Style etc. Again choice of toppings are also plenty and personal. Make sure to enjoy the pizza hot!! Pan Pizza is a thicker crust pizza. I got this recipe from here. The toppings are a personal choice. I have used tomato sauce, olives, capers, onions and coriander leaves. This will make 1 thick 9 inch pizza.
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Paneer Butter Masala–w/o Onion and Garlic

One of the very common North Indian Side we order in the restaurant is Paneer Butter Masala. This was the first side dish I got introduced to when we tried North Indian food. It is also a very popular menu part of most menus serving North Indian food. Serve this with roti, naan or pulao and enjoy the meal. Normally I make them with onion and garlic, but today I have omitted them both.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Palak Tofu

Palak Paneer is a very popular North Indian dish. It tastes best when served hot with rice, Naan or Roti. It is very attractive from its great and rich green color. Today I have made 2 variations to my regular recipe - I have used tofu instead of paneer and have also not included onion and garlic.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Aloo Methi–Potato and Fenugreek Leaves Stir fry

There are lot of North Indian side dishes that starts with the preparation of working with Onion and garlic. However I make them without onion and garlic when I making for people who do not like them or when we eat on festival days where we avoid onion and garlic in our dishes. Now we will be enjoying 3 of such dishes that are normally made with Onion and Garlic, but we will be making them by omitting onion and garlic. Today we are looking at a very simple and flavorful side dish with pulao or roti. I served it with Varagu Peas Pulao