Day 11: Masala Bhindi / Ladyfinger (okra)

Ingredients Ladyfinger / bhindi 500 g 2 tbsp oil 2 medium onions 2 tsp coriander powder 1 tsp haldi / turmeric powder 3/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp chilli powder 1/2 tsp amchoor / mango powder Note : this looks deceptively simple but beware as it is a bit tricky to make as it can stickContinue reading “Day 11: Masala Bhindi / Ladyfinger (okra)”

Day 10 : Tari wala channa (chickpeas with gravy)

This is another one of those which my Dad has in two ways – the conventional way, which is with rice , and the unconventional way which is the leftovers with some hard bread. It freezes well too. For 4 people Ingredients 1 cup of channas / chickpeas 4 cups of water 1 bay leafContinue reading “Day 10 : Tari wala channa (chickpeas with gravy)”

Day 9 : Sambar

Now this is something my dad can have bowls of anytime of the day! I bet he’s going to keep a bowl aside for breakfast tomorrow! The way he has it, the next morning,cold and thick poured over a couple of slices of bread accompanied with a hot cup of coffee We use a hostContinue reading “Day 9 : Sambar”

Day 8: Masala gobhi aloo (cauliflower with potatoes)

Ingredients 500 g gobhi (cauliflower) 2 medium sized potatoes 2 medium onions 2 large red tomatoes 1 tbsp of ginger 1 tsp whole jeera / cumin 3/4 tsp salt 1 1/2 tsp turmeric / haldi 1/2 tsp chilli powder 1 tbsp oil 2 green chilli’s Method 1. Peel the potatoes. Cut the potatoes and gobhiContinue reading “Day 8: Masala gobhi aloo (cauliflower with potatoes)”

Day 7 : Chicken tikka kathi roll

Today is a Sunday, and I thought a nice, fulfilling yet easy-to-eat meal which dad could enjoy while relaxing and watching Netflix. This is for four rolls (8 halves) Ingredients for chicken tikka 350 gm thigh boneless chicken cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces 2 tbsp Greek yogurt 1 tsp ginger garlic paste 1/2 tspContinue reading “Day 7 : Chicken tikka kathi roll”

Day 6: Keema Matar (mince with peas)

This is for 3 people but you can make a large batch and freeze it Ingredients 2 tbsp oil 1 tsp whole cumin / jeera 3 bay 1 black cardamom 1 small cinnamon stick Couple of black peppers Two medium sized onions Two medium sized tomatoes (chopped into small pieces) 1/2 tbsp of garlic gingerContinue reading “Day 6: Keema Matar (mince with peas)”

Day 5 : Soya tikki (veg) / Shami kebab (non veg with Hari chutney

Very versatile! it can be a main meal or a snack, be used as tikkis or as a burger patty, be made in large batches or small.. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups soya granules 1 onion medium sized 1 tsp chopped garlic 1/2 tsp finely chopped ginger 1 tsp jeera/cumin powder 1 1/2 tsp dhania/coriander powderContinue reading “Day 5 : Soya tikki (veg) / Shami kebab (non veg with Hari chutney”

Day 4 : Pilau with green peas + aloo raita

Ingredients 1 cup rice 2 1/2 cups of water 250g peas 3 medium sized onions 2-3 bay leaves 4 cloves 2 big cardamom 1 cinnamon stick 1 tsp salt 3 tbsp oil 1/2 tsp garam masala It goes well with the supplementary dish of aloo raita Method Wash the rice properly and soak in aContinue reading “Day 4 : Pilau with green peas + aloo raita”

Day 3 : Butter chicken

Butter chicken for 4 people (or 3 very hungry people)  Ingredients for the gravy  3 tbsp of garlic ginger or 2 tbsp of garlic paste  1 medium sized onion chopped  7 tomatoes medium sized  150 ml of freshly made tomato purée or half a can  3 tbsp oil 100g butter  100g cream  2 bay leavesContinue reading “Day 3 : Butter chicken”