What do you do with leftover vadas? I turned them into my favorite “Dahi vadas.” With festivities in full swing back home, people look for easy vegetarian recipes in some parts of India. Vadas are a massive hit in my family. I love serving them for breakfast with chutney, with tea, and at times in lunchboxes.
Palak or spinach gravy with paneer is a popular Indian dish. It is vegetarian and loved by all in the subcontinent. There are numerous versions of this dish with cottage cheese, chicken, and even potatoes or chickpeas. However, growing up on the cottage cheese version, I am kind of partial to it.
Haleem is a rich lentil-based stew that has shredded meat and tastes unique. It is popular in parts of India, other Southeast Asian countries, and the Middle east. I tried it for the first time in the Uae. There was a Pakistani restaurant close to where we lived. Those days I was culinarily challenged, and my cooking skills were below average.
I adore the texture of pav bhaji. It’s curry-like and silky with the occasional chunks of potato. Boiled eggs mashed and chopped into the curry, take it a notch higher in terms of taste.
Winter is all about food that makes you feel cozy and nostalgic. Paneer bhurji with chapattis or Indian bread is one such dish. Fresh homegrown tomatoes and peas with cottage cheese can lead to quite a few possibilities. However, scrambled cottage cheese or paneer bhurji makes its way to the favorite spot
Pedas made with milk and jaggery are an attempt to recreate an old memory.
Methi or fenugreek leaves are something I look forward to every winter. The bitterness from these leaves makes them more tempting.
Paneer is Indian cottage cheese, which is mildly salty and has a lovely texture. Paneer and potatoes come together as a great base
Gajar ka halwa or carrot fudge is a winter delight. Its made with carrots, ghee (clarified butter), milk, sugar, and nuts. Nothing fancy, and I love it.
Mango saffron and pistachios ladoos to brighten up your Diwali. Yes, it almost sounds like ice cream or kulfi. This one combination of flavors is my favorite in desserts.