Side Dish for Roti

AAMRAS

Aamras is a popular dessert in the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat. In the summers when mangoes are available in plenty, this recipe is enjoyed best in most households of the region. I have a Maharashtrian friend who gave this recipe to me. I had never tasted aamras and was wondering how to make it, when I suddenly remembered and asked her about this. much to my surprise, this involved only two steps and the dish was made. Usually it is served with hot pooris, but you can have it as a dessert as well. I served this with hot…

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Dinner recipes, Paneer, Side Dish for Roti

ACHARI PANEER

Paneer recipes are most liked by Dhivya and I often include paneer in her diet. It was sometime back I made this recipe and it turned out be creamy and tasty. Flavoured with spices that are used in the North Indian pickles this is a delicious gravy made with cashews and melon seeds. I have made this with mild spices and this can be made with ingredients easily available at home. There a few recipes of Paneer in my blog and this one is adapted from Tarla Dalal website.There are two versions in this. You can make this with or…

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Side Dish for Roti

BAINGAN BHAJA

Baingan Bhaja or Begun Bhaja is a Bengali dish where the big sized aubergines are sliced and marinated to give an exotic taste to the taste buds. Baingan or Brinjal has a unique taste and not a favorite of many. But if prepared in correct way,  this dish will be everyone’s favourite as it is shallow fried and  a lots of spices are added in to them. I have quite a lot of Brinjal recipes and this uses the big sized brinjal, which is used for Baingan Bhartha. It is fleshy and has a tasty flavor. In West Bengal, mustard…

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Dry Curry, Easy, Potato Recipes, Side Dish for Roti

JEERA ALU

Have you a tried a simple cumin flavoured potato curry in less then 10 minutes?This is a versatile dish that goes with almost anything,easy to make and super tasty.Normally in busy mornings when I make phulkas for Dhivya for lunch box,I make this and she never complains as she is very much fond of this.This is a quick no onion no garlic recipe too,fit for those fasting days. Vrat recipes are not that hard and tasteless as you might think.You can also try by adding cumin powder also but since I wanted the nutty and crunchiness,I added only jeera.You can…

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Paneer, Side Dish for Roti

PANEER BHURJI

Paneer is a substantially protein food for vegetarians and is full of calcium and Viatamin D. It is a totally satisfying scene if you happen to see your child’s plate polished away in no time.My daughter likes paneer and I made this bhurji with it sometime back.It is very easy recipe and I followed it from an old cookbook of mine.With less time involved in the preparation one can easily pack this as a side for rotis for lunch and also for diinner as well.The paneer is crumbled and mixed with spices and onions with tomatoes.The resulting dish is an…

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Side Dish for Roti

MUSHROOM MASALA

I have never cooked mushroom till now,but when I saw my daughter eating a mushroom topped pizza with awe,I thought of making some mushroom based recipe for rotis for her.So I instead of buying ordered through Bigbasket. Bigbasket is an online comprehensive online grocery store based in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, Mysore, Delhi-Gurgaon-Noida, Coimbatore, Madurai, Chennai, Vijayawada, Ahmedabad, Nasik, Lucknow, Vadodara, Nagpur, Vishakapattanam and Patna.So if you want to have groceries on the go with the tip of your fingers order your neccesary things online order from Bigbasket. I learnt that with over 180000 products and 1000 brands in the…

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No Onion No Garlic, Paneer, Side Dish for Roti

JAIN STYLE PALAK PANEER

Whevever you see a Menu Card in any restaurant,you can see a seperate list of dishes that are made in Jain style. It is nothing but the same dish but devoid of onion and garlic.We all at times don’t eat onion and garlic on certain days.During that time I make these kind of dishes,but believe me you won’t be able to find out the absence of onion or garlic.The freshness and creaminess of the spinach and paneer is a good combo with pooris ,rotis,naan and parathas.The taste is simply awesome and daughter loves it very much.You can replace the paneer…

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Side Dish for Roti

PALAK CHANNA

When I heard for the first time,Palak Channa I was intrigued and thought how it might taste. I have made Chaana Masala with tomato onion gravy but this sounded unique.Since it had palak leaves which is a good source of iron and with the combination of channa it turns super creamy as well. Palak,I also learnt controls your blood sugar level and help relieve constipation.It improves your brain function and helps in eye sight. Spinach or Palak leaves gives you whiter teeth and helps prevent cancer.This recipe is adapted from a magazine i bought while travelling and found it quite…

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Side Dish for Roti

`BHINDI DO PYAZA

Bhindi Do Pyaza is a North Indian side dish for rotis or rice with onions which are double the quantity of lady’s finger.It is stir fried vegetable curry with mixed spices and tastes awesome and is full of flavour. Usually for rotis i make any other vegetable and i tried this recipe for the first time at home.It can be made very easily and requires minimal ingredients to make them.I have a few Bhindi recipes in my blog as all at home devour lady’s finger.You can prepare this and pack it for office and school lunch boxes as well as…

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Side Dish for Roti

PEAS KOFTA/MATAR KOFTA CURRY/SIDE DISH FOR ROTI

Koftas are small fried dumplings in any gravy which tastes heavenly with rotis,parathas or rice.I have tasted many types of koftas and this peas kofta curry happens to be my favourite.As it was peas season i had made this a while ago.Though the proceedure is lengthy iam afraid this one is worth a try.You can make lot of kofta recipes with many vegetables.I intend to post a few of them in the near future.This recipe was a contribution by me to a magazine which got publised last month.So let us for the time being this yummy recipe of Peas Kofta…

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Side Dish for Roti

VEG KADAI MASALA/REVIEW FOR EASTERN MASALA

Veg Kadai Masala is a flavourful side dish for rotis or parathas and tastes equally good for pulaos as well.It has been a while that i wrote reviews for Eastern Spices and it was the last one pending in their list that i got.Yesterday on the occasion of woman’s day i got an invite from Eastern Spices to attend an award function for inspirational woman organised by them.I got to meet many people and could hear so many inspirational stories.That reminded me i have write one more of the product review.So here comes the Veg Kadai Masala which was an…

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