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Palak Methi aur Paneer ki Saag / Gravy

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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 tbspCumin/Jeera - 2 tspBay leaf and Elaichi/Cardamom - 1Red chilli or Paprika - 1-2 tsp [as per requirement]Kasuri Methi or Dried Fenu greek leaves - 1-2 tspMilk - 1 cupOil or Ghee - 1tbspFresh Cream - 2 tbspCashew - 10 [soak in hot water for about half hour and grind …

Goli Baje / Goli Bajji / Mangaluru Bajji

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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 - http://www.manethindi.com/2016/07/kayi-chutney-coconut-chutney.html
To Serve 4 Ingredients - Maida / All purpose flour - 300 gms [appx.]Rice flour - 50 gms [appx.]Soda bi Carbornate - 1/2 tspSour curds - 1 big cupGreen chilli - 5-6 [depending on the vartiety and heat] finely choppedCurry leaves - 3-4 sprigs finely choppedCoriander leaves - a bunch finely choppedCoconut - about 50gms or 1 cup very finely choppedGinger - 2 inche…

Veggie Tomato Cream Pasta / Pink Veggie Pasta

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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 serve 4
Pasta variety …