Day 41 : Chicken pakora chaat

Another day to experiment with chaat! This time I’ve made it using chicken. Ingredients 1. 200 g chicken thigh boneless 2. 1 tsp lemon 3. 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste 4. 1-2 tbsp hung yogurt 5. 1/4 tsp chilli powder 6. 1/2 tsp salt 7. Pinch of ajwain/ carom 8. 3oz besan / gram flourContinue reading “Day 41 : Chicken pakora chaat”

Day 40: Taro root and chicken with roasted coconut

Ingredients 1 medium sized onion chopped 1 1/2 tbsp oil 200 g chicken thigh boneless. 200 gms arbi/ taro root 2 cloves of garlic 1 small piece of ginger 1 tsp coriander powder 1/2 tsp haldi 3 tbsp grated coconut 1/2 tsp fennel 1/4 tsp chilli powder 1 whole red dry chilli Two stems ofContinue reading “Day 40: Taro root and chicken with roasted coconut”

Day 39 : Yummy Palak Chaat

This is not the traditional way of making chaat! It is usually made with papri, but we used spinach / Palak leaves as well. It gives it a nice crunch and adds to the flavour. It’s absolutely delicious and a must-try! Ingredients 1. 12-14 spinach leaves / Palak 2. 1 cup besan 3. 1 cupContinue reading “Day 39 : Yummy Palak Chaat”

Day 38 : Simple pasta sauce

This is a basic pasta sauce recipe which freezes very well. It’s very versatile as you can use it for different types of pasta like bolognese or arrabiata, or dishes like yesterday’s moussaka or even pizza. Ingredients 1. 8 medium tomatoes 2. 1 medium onion 3. 4-5 pods garlic or 1 tsp garlic paste 4.Continue reading “Day 38 : Simple pasta sauce”

Day 37 : Moussaka (vegetarian)

When my sister says she likes it as much as Thai curry then you know it is a seriously good dish! She couldn’t tell that it was made from soya granules- no one can possibly distinguish it from normal keema / mince. It was her idea to add the mushroom cube – a trick sheContinue reading “Day 37 : Moussaka (vegetarian)”

Day 36: Fusion beetroot salad

It’s a bit of a fusion – a western vinaigrette but with Indian styled toppings Very quick and easy to prepare – makes a light and cool salad which is perfect as a starter or side dish. Ingredients 3 small – medium sized beetroots 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp of oil (for frying) 1Continue reading “Day 36: Fusion beetroot salad”

Day 35 : Savoury muffins with mushroom and corn bechamel sauce

Decided to experiment with the same spinach batter used for the crepes (on day 23) , but this time, make it into muffins! Ingredients 1. 2 heaped tablespoons of flour 2. 2 heaped tablespoons of whole wheat flour (atta) 3. 1 large egg 4. 1/2 cup milk 5. Minch of nutmeg 6. 3 tbsp ParmesanContinue reading “Day 35 : Savoury muffins with mushroom and corn bechamel sauce”

Day 34: Chicken malai tikka

This is definitely the first thing people think of when Indian cuisine comes to mind. Marination is the key for this dish, and patience. I took a bit of a shortcut yesterday to save time and effort. I marinated the chicken at the same time as for the Chicken Barley Kichdi. There are two stagesContinue reading “Day 34: Chicken malai tikka”

Day 33: Chicken Barley Khichdi

Khichdi was made in our house when we had fever or any illness as such, so I’ve always associated it with being unwell. A few years ago we visited a restaurant in Delhi which had mutton khichdi on its menu. My Dad being adventurous as always ordered it and it turned out to be theContinue reading “Day 33: Chicken Barley Khichdi”

Day 32: Arhar Dal with Nepali Chutney

Simple and satisfying! I’ve learnt that one can go wrong with even simple dal chawal, but if you use the right ratio of dal to water and cook it for a suitable duration (varies according to type) then it turns out perfect. This is my dads favourite dal. Ingredients for the dal 1. Dal/lentils –Continue reading “Day 32: Arhar Dal with Nepali Chutney”