Paneer Nazakat, a beautiful dish from the Hyderabadi cuisine is rich, delicious and as pretty as a picture. Nazakat is an Urdu word which means softness, mildness or elegance. And this Paneer Nazakat is just that.
Cubes of paneer are stuffed with a mildly spiced dried fruit mixture. These pan-fried paneer cubes are served over a bed of a thick, creamy and tantalizing, nutty, brown onion- tomato sauce or gravy as it is known in India. Two words- Exotic & delicious! Continue reading →
Shahi Paneer is a very rich and decadent, North Indian curry. Cubes of paneer (Indian Cottage cheese) are simmered in a creamy, nutty and luscious onion-tomato curry, with mild and sweet undertones of whole spices and floral notes of saffron. Shahi paneer is thus Shahi, which simply means Royal in Hindi.
Indian food is so diverse. Although the core ingredients are more or less same, each state has their own method of preparation, unique spices and flavors. Today I’m sharing a very quick and wholesome recipe – RasawalaChana, from Gujarat, India. Rasa refers to something that is saucy/ gravy kind of preparation. Black chickpeas are cooked in besan ( chickpea flour) gravy seasoned with spices, jaggery, and tamarind to give this dish its heat, sweetness and tanginess. There is no sautéing of any masala here, which makes this dish a breeze to prepare. All you need is about 10-15 minutes and of course soaked and drained black chickpeas. That’s it, and this dish is ready just like that! How easy ! This is also vegan and gluten-free!
This Goan Sorak curry is a mildly spiced and slightly tangy coconut carry, that is perfect with some steamed rice!
Sorak curry is the most basic of all Goan curries. It is also a great base for most fish curries, but can also be enjoyed as is or along with some veggie and fried fish preparation. It is mostly prepared during the monsoons in Goa, when there is a dearth of fresh fish, as the fisherman avoid fishing due to the rough seas. Most folks have this with some dried fish that has been stocked up for the monsoons. I don’t know of any Goan who does not like their Xit kodi ( xit – Konkani for rice and kodi – Konkani for curry)