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Palak Methi aur Paneer ki Saag / Gravy

Palak Methi aur Paneer ki Saag is a calcium, minerals and protein rich gravy. Its got a very herby and fresh flavour, making it ideal to go with both roti and rice alike. This gravy is prepared along with fresh cream and paneer making it nutritious and delicious especially for expectant mothers. The usage of spices are minimal as it tends to over power the greens. To Serve 4 Ingredients - Palak / Spinach - 3 medium bunches [cleaned, blanched and pureed] Methi - 1 medium bunch [separate only the leaves, cleaned and finely chopped] Paneer - 200gms [Appx.] Onions - 2 big [roughly chopped] Green chillies - 1 or 2 [best if sparingly used] Garlic - 10 pods or more! [garlicky flavor gives an edge to this dish] Coriander powder - 1-2 tbsp Cumin/Jeera - 2 tsp Bay leaf and Elaichi/Cardamom - 1 Red chilli or Paprika - 1-2 tsp [as per requirement] Kasuri Methi or Dried Fenu greek leaves - 1-2 tsp Milk - 1 cup Oil or Ghee - 1tbsp Fresh Cream - 2 tbsp Cashew - 10 [so

Goli Baje / Goli Bajji / Mangaluru Bajji

Goli Baje or Bajji also called as Mangaluru Bajji is a Karavali dish which is hugley popular everywhere. Its made of very simple ingredients and doesnt take a lot of effort but the result is just awesome. Its crisp on the out and spongy in the inside. Its flavorful and a hit with both young and old. Since the ingredients are very easily available, it can be made in large quantities like functions or parties. Its served with simple coconut chutney or tastes great with tomato ketchup or any of the sauces/dips! For Coconut or Kayi chutney please click on this link - To Serve 4 Ingredients - Maida / All purpose flour - 300 gms [appx.] Rice flour - 50 gms [appx.] Soda bi Carbornate - 1/2 tsp Sour curds - 1 big cup Green chilli - 5-6 [depending on the vartiety and heat] finely chopped Curry leaves - 3-4 sprigs finely chopped Coriander leaves - a bunch finely chopped Coconut - about 50gms or 1 cup ve

Veggie Tomato Cream Pasta / Pink Veggie Pasta

Veggie Tomato Cream Pasta - This pasta satiates an Indian palette to the T!! It has a pleasing colour [pink] and a great creamy texture making it favorite with both elders as well as kids. Veggies like coloured bell peppers, mushrooms, zucchinis, olives added to this yummy pasta makes it a complete and filling meal. I remember getting to know about this as a "new" dish in the early 2000 as a college student when it started making waves in India. My little sister who was a school girl and I were curious then and tried different ways to cook this versatile dish and came up with different stuff every time! Nostalgic for sure:) Today, though we get ready to eat pasta or different flavored pasta sauce off the shelf in any super market, I always prefer the home cooked simple yet tasty tried and tested sauce used in this recipe. One can be more creative by adding more ingredients to enhance the taste or the consistency of the pasta to suit tastes. Ingredients: To serv