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Soup with spinach dumplings ~ ‘ kadhi pakodi’

kadhi pakodi

A kadhi that hails from either Maharashtra, Gujarat or Punjab. It is one of my favourite starters and can be served with or without the dumplings. .

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coconut ishtew

coconut ishtew

This coconut vegetable ishtew is from Kereela

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The ultimate opera on a plate! ~ ‘palak paneer’

Palak paneer

Palak paneer is made in three distinct steps. First we make the purée of spinach, second we make the paneer itself, and finally we make the sauce and marry the spinach and the paneer.

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bharleli vangi ~ ‘stuffed eggplant’

bharleli vangi

This eggplant (aubergine) dish hails from the coastal region of Maharashtra in Western India.

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vegetarian garam masala

vegetarian garam masala

This vegetarian spice mix is perfect for vegetarian dishes.

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Masala dosai

This savoury filled pancake, I believe, is the national dish of India and is cherished by both the rich and the poor equally

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Dal Palak

Dal Palak

Slow-cooked mung lentils or moong dal, with chopped, or puréed, spinach, tempered with black mustard seeds and kari leaf.I will serve this dal palak with plain boiled rice.As I can’t help myself, and so that it looks good, it will be served on a banana leaf.

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matki chi usal

Matki chi usal

Sprouted mung beans as cooked by my mum.

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vegetable pulao

This is vegetable rice.

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zeera aloo

This is potatoes with cumin.

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beans poriyal

This is beans with mustard and coconut.

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This is lentil gravy.

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punjabi lobhia

This is black eyed beans.

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masurchi amti

This is red lentil dal.

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poondu rasam

This is garlic and pepper lentil soup.

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vegetable nilgiri khurma

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mirchi ka salan

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spiced yoghurt cauliflower florets

This is vegetable rice.

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dal makhani

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3 responses »

  1. hi chef. can u please give me a perfect naan recipe. i have tried many but none of them are satisfactory.

    • Hello Femina, thanks for your comment.
      here is what we do in my restaurant (if we do not have the ‘whey’ from the paneer)
      1 kg plain flour
      400 ml milk
      200 ml water at room temp
      25 gms baking soda
      15 gms sugar
      5 gms salt
      40 ml vege oil
      mix the milk water salt sugar and baking powder in a mixing bowl.
      sift flour and graduakky add the prepared mixture to the flour.
      knead the flour and incorporate the liquids into the flour to form a smooth dough. knead well till the dough leaves the palm.
      cover the dough and keep aside to rest.
      depress the dough with a finger and see if it bounces back.
      If so, give the dougha knock back with the oil. turn the dough into equal balls. flatten and cook in the tandoor.

      Happy Cooking!!

  2. bless u chef for all your wonderful recipes. i have posted your website to all my family and friends and we have already started making your recipes. please do share more recipes with us. thank you very much for your generosity and kindness by sharing recipes .


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