Matar Paneer

Matar Paneer

Matar Paneer or Mutter Paneer is a delicious recipe made with cottage cheese or paneer and green peas in a tomato and onion gravy which is mildly spicy. This is one of the popular Punjabi recipe. This is one of my favorite recipes and I have been preparing it every now and then. Just today,… 

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Sarson Ka Saag

Sarson Ka Saag

Sarson Ka Saag is a healthy curry which is normally made during the winter season in Northern parts of India specially Punjab. In English, Sarson Ka Saag is known as mustard greens. Traditionally this dish is served with makki di roti which means maize flour flat bread and a blob of butter. This is a… 

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Murg Malai Kebab (Reshmi Kebab)

Murg Malai Kebabs

Murg Malai Kebab or Reshmi Kebabs belong to Mughlai cuisine. These are normally served as starters in restaurants. These melt in mouth kebabs are made with cheese, cream, thick yogurt and spices. Traditionally these kebabs are made in tandoor over charcoal. I did not have a tandoor with charcoal, so I made them in oven. You can make them in… 

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Egg Butter Masala

Egg Butter Masala

Egg butter masala or Egg makhani is similar to paneer butter masala. The dish turned delicious and is a must try for any special occasions. Butter masala is a delicious creamy curry which is mildly spiced. To the same gravy you can either add paneer and make paneer makhani or boiled eggs or marinated chicken… 

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Carrot Payasam | Carrot Kheer

Carrot Kheer

Now that the festive season is come, many people will be trying different types of sweet dishes. Did you ever try the Carrot Kheer or Carrot Payasam? Try it out as it is extremely easy to make and is absolutely yummy. This is a simple sweet dish that you can make with grated carrots apart… 

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Gajar Ka Halwa Using Maharaja Whiteline Multi Cooker | Carrot Halwa

I received this Maharaja Whiteline Multi Cooker as a gift from Maharaja Whiteline during Diwali this year. What else could be a great gift for a food blogger? Since that day I kept on experimenting different types of dishes using my new multi cooker. Apart from saving time, this multi cooker saved me a lot… 

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Tava Fried Paneer | Pan Fried Cottage Cheese

Tava Paneer Recipe

Two packets of milk got spoiled again. It was then that I made paneer out of the spoiled milk. I have been making cottage cheese at home since years out of spoilt or “phata hua doodh“. I wanted to try a different dish and most importantly I wanted the dish to be simple. I tried… 

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Peas Pulao | Rice With Green Peas | No Onion And No Garlic Recipe

Peas Pulao

These days Green Peas are in season. Every year I buy the fresh peas, peel them and freeze them. In this way I get to use peas through-out the year. I want to share with you all a simple recipe which I make using frozen peas – Peas Pulao. Now since you get fresh peas,… 

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Pindi Chana | ChickPeas In Spicy Gravy

Pindi Chana

Some 5 years back my Mom gave me Mother’s Recipe Pindi Chana Masala powder and the Pindi Chana made using that powder really turned awesome. After the powder was over, I kept searching in the local malls around in Bangalore, but all the attempts to find this powder failed. I kept craving for that Pindi… 

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Vermicelli Kheer | Shevayachi Kheer | Semiya Payasam

Vermicelli Kheer

Vermicelli Kheer known as “Shevayachi Kheer” in Goa. My Mom usually prepares this Kheer on some special occasions like birthdays or when some special guests arrives or on any festivals. This week my hubby and little one went to Goa for Ganesh Chaturthi. They visited my Mom. When I called home, my Mom told me… 

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Tangy Bhendi Masala Gravy

Bhendi Masala Gravy

Sometimes I feel bored to eat the same type of curry. I myself want something different. In my fridge there were some bhendis. I also had some chopped tomatoes and onions. Sometimes I keep this ready and this serves as a time saver. I really did not want the regular bhendi subzi. Just then I… 

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North Indian Style Baingan Ka Bharta

North Indian Style Baingan Ka Bharta

One evening for dinner I did not have anything in my fridge other then one big fat brinjal. For a change I tried the North Indian Style Bainga Ka Bharta. My hubby does not like the North Indian style bharta. We still love the Goan style bharta which is more healthier then this. Still cooking… 

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Punjabi Style Raw Mango Pickle

Punjabi Style Raw Mango Pickle

In my last post I mentioned about Punjabi Style Raw Mango Chutney. This is another Punjabi dish which I learnt from the Punjabi lady who stays in my apartment. Aunty actually gave me a live demo of this pickle. I had never tried to make raw mango pickle in Punjabi style nor in Goan style…. 

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Punjabi Style Sweet And Sour Raw Mango Chutney

Punjabi Style Sweet And Sour Raw Mango Chutney

There is an old Punjabi couple who stays in my apartment. The uncle and aunt form a lovely couple. One fine day my Punjabi uncle and aunt went to their sister’s farmhouse and came back with kilos of raw mangoes. They distributed it to everyone in the apartment. Aunty being close to me taught me… 

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Amrkhand / Mango Shrikhand

Mango Shrikhand

This is a season of Mangoes. Wherever I go, I see only mangoes. In Bangalore,we get different varieties like Sindhura, Badami, etc. In Goa, we get the best of best Mangoes. Alphonso is the king of mangoes. Apart from that we also have Manquirad, Furtad, Musrad, etc etc. My in-laws had come from Goa. My… 

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Raksha’s Kitchen Turns 2, Celebrating with Gajar Ka Halwa

Gajar Ka Halwa

Can’t believe it. Time flies so fast. Raksha’s Kitchen has just turned 2. What was started once just as a small hobby to stop playing FarmVille on FaceBook, has turned into a great passion for me now. I am so much in love with my blog and I blog about the thing that I love… 

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Rice Phirni with Rose Infused Strawberries specially for Valentines Day

Rice Phirni with Rose Infused Strawberries

Today on the occasion of Valentine’s day I decided to make something special for my Dear ones. Specially for my 2 little babies. Yes I am talking about my hubby and my baby 🙂 I wish my Mom and my Dad were here in Bangalore with me. The only thing I don’t like being in… 

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Rajma Rasmisa

Rajma Rasmisa

My hubby loves Rajma and one fine day he got Rajma from the super market. I did not want to make the Rajma curry that I normally prepare for him. I thought of trying something new… some North Indian Rajma curry. While browsing on net for recipes I came across this Rajma Rasmisa recipe. This… 

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Cabbage Paratha

cabbage paratha

How do you eat cabbage? Soups, salad’s, subji’s?? I know most people will answer yes. Cabbage can be consumed in different ways. Cabbage Paratha is another healthy way of consuming cabbage and making your picky little one eat cabbage. Apart from that, it is very good for people who want to loose calories and to… 

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Jeera Rice

Jeera Rice

 Jeera Rice is a rice with the wonderful flavour of Jeera/ Cumin. This rice is very simple to cook and tastes great. The combination of spices makes this dish more tasty. It is optional to add the other spices. Addition of raisins gives it yet another sweet taste. This was a hit in my house… 

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Gobi Paratha – Step By Step

Gobi Paratha

Parathas stuffed with vegetables are a healthy option in every house-hold. If you child does not eat veges, then the best is to stuff them and serve it to the kids. So today’s recipe is Gobi paratha or cauliflower paratha which I explained step-by-step with images. Different types of veges can be stuffed to make… 

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