Paneer tikka is a delicious appetizer, popular in the menu of most restaurants all over India. It is a great vegetarian alternative to its non-vegetarian counterpart – chicken tikka! I love paneer and happily enjoy having it whenever we dine out! Besides, I often cook with paneer on days when we just have veg. I love how paneer draws in flavors of anything you add to it, so one can add so many different and exciting flavors!
Matar paneer is a popular North Indian dish, loved by one and all. Paneer (Indian cottage cheese) and green peas are cooked in an onion tomato based gravy seasoned with aromatic spices. To add to its richness, cashew nut paste and cream are usually added, however, I skipped the cream and just added the cashew nut paste. This dish is mildly spiced with a hint of sweetness. Continue reading →
Hello everyone! I hope everyone had a lovely Easter 🙂
Coming to today’s post, it’s yet another challenge post for the month of March. This month Lina challenged us with some North Indian curries. I happily picked 2 out of the lot, because this is one cuisine that I absolutely love and relish. Thanks so much Lina, for coming up with these challenges for us! They have been amazing, I’ve enjoyed reading and meeting new bloggers! Continue reading →
Palak paneer, another popular north Indian dish, is a luscious spinach gravy adorned with melt in the mouth paneer cheese.
There are so many ways of preparing this , but I love to make it the way I’ve learnt from my mum. It’s involves a simple preparation of blanching ,pureeing and then cooking the spinach to make an exquisite gravy. There are no spice powders used here, the cumin seeds and the humble onion add enough flavor, along with the ginger and garlic. Onions should always be sauteed on a low heat, this breaks down the natural sugar present in onions, making it sweet. The heavy cream definitely adds to a rich finish, but it can be avoided . For a vegan version, you can substitute paneer with tofu. Continue reading →