Here you go! Our simple lunch spread for the final Diwali celebration! And I had to have the yam chutney! A staple in all Marwari homes! Another spicy, indulgent, fave dish of our family. Believe me it’s amazing! I made it twice over this festive period! If you follow me you saw the spice mix I made on Friday... well that was used for my chole dish! And yep will be keeping jars of that mix as turned out very well! I also tried a gujurati dish called sambharo - a salad for which I used grated carrots and grated green papaya which I think added a nice refreshing taste to the rich food on the table and I just loved watching my kids devour their food! :) stuffed and ready for bed 😂 hope you all had a fulfilling weekend too!
We had our final Diwali meal today with some family members. Diwali in our house is not complete without these fried puris stuffed with a spicy peas mixture. We call it “matar cachori”. In our home it’s eaten with a simple potato and tomato dish! Moorish, unhealthy, special and a firm family fave! I will post soon a picture of some more delicacies we had! And to have my brother here from India! Well that topped it off!
This chilly I made yesterday, was comfort food all the way. Keto diet is a lot of comfort food I feel. People have been asking me how am I managing to live on diet food all the time. Well truth is, it doesn’t feel like a diet; and it ain’t, it’s a lifestyle. And I am loving it.
Fresh veggies, Good Proteins and lots of good fats, my diet is not only keeping me full, it is keeping me happy. No spikes, no cravings, no mood swings through the day , what more can I ask for 🤷🏻♀️
First it was about weight loss now it’s more than that. I love the increased energy levels, I also love the freedom from food. I mean food doesn’t have any hold over me anymore. Cravings are non existent and though I never did really like sugar, but now it’s all the more easier to not have any sugar.
The best part is no cravings, and the reduced appetite. I have had a low appetite since always; used to eat one chapati for lunch and dinner. But now my appetite is so controlled that I find it easy to eat only as much as required. In fact even on the break that I took, I never once over ate. Though I was eating carbs but didn’t end up overeating a single day 😁. .
So this chilly , it had so many good things, bell peppers, mushrooms, chicken, chorizo sausages, spring onion, cream cheese, garlic, onions, and some cream on top. Yummy and total comfort food.
Had it with some zucchini pesto spaghetti which i overcooked as I got busy with something else. And lost my attention. But it was good nevertheless. keepcalmandketoon 😁
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Being Aam Panna as a welcome drink, we started from Akbari Tangri Kebab, Mahi Satuni Fish, Chicken Reshmi Kebab and Mutton Seekh Kebab.
The starters had our heart at the first bite. ❤️ Coming up to the main course, with Raita, Aloo Jhuri Bhaja, Papad and Salad on side we had-
Mutton Rogan Josh, Prawn Malai Curry, Hariyali Chicken, Dal Makhani and Kashmiri Aloo Dum served with Butter Naan, Plain Rice with Ghee and Kashmiri Pulao. .
The gravies, all of them were amazing and flavoursome. Taste deserves 5 on 5. .
Talking about a complete meal how can we miss desserts?
We had Gulam Jamun with Ice-Cream but you can have 3 desserts to choose from. Isn't it amazing? .
Maharaja Thali itself is a celebration of Indian Delicacies. Highly Recommended. It's unlimited fills and one thali for each person. 💃
Another Quick breakfast recipe from Indian Kitchen !
Poha ( Flattened Rice flakes)
Ready in 15-20min.
Ingredients: Flattened Rice flakes(Poha) 1 cup , 1 small onion finely chopped, 1 medium potato finely chopped(I used semi boiled one), handful of peas (optional), 1 green chilly finely chopped(optional), handful of roasted peanuts.
1 spoon oil ( I used olive oil)
Salt as per tastes
Red chilli powder
A pinch of Sugar
Few drops lemon juice (optional)
Wash poha in a drainer until it's soft enough to break when pressed between fingers( don't oversoak). Add half spoon salt n pinch of turmeric to it, mix and keep aside.
To a pan, add one spoon oil, add some mustard seeds.
Once it starts spluttering add onions n green chilly. Fry it till it becomes translucent. Add the roasted peanuts, potato n peas. Add lil salt , a pinch of Sugar, 1/4 spoon turmeric, 1/4 spoon chilli powder. Mix well. Cover the pan with a lid to cook well. Once the veggies are cooked well, add poha n mix it well. After 2 mins , add coriander leaves, few drops of lemon juice. Mix and enjoy✨
Crispy healthy morning breakfast.😊
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🥙Dhapate and homemade Herby Smoked Paprika butter🥙
So today's breakfast was this flavorful affair and bit clandestine since today I wanted to make a fat free breakfast. But my Marathi friends can understand that with this millet flatbread you gotta have loads of butter!!
I can assure you that the flatbread is all goodness and less calories so if you don't feel like having butter, just have these with yogurt.
So here it is, Jowar Dhapate with Herby Smoked paprika butter. This recipe makes 8 medium flatbreads.
🥙1 cup Jowar flour or sorghum flour
🥙1/4 cup besan
🥙1/2 cup whole wheat flour
🥙2 tbsp rice flour
🥙1/2 cup curd or yogurt
🥙1 medium onion chopped (optional)
🥙1 tsp Carom seeds
🥙1 tbsp chopped coriander
🥙1 tbsp chopped mint leaves
🥙1 tsp sesame seeds
🥙 3-4 green chillies finely chopped
🥙1/2 tsp Turmeric
🥙1/2 tsp red chili powder (optional)
🥙 Salt to taste
🥙 Some water
🥙2 tbsp oil and brush applicator
🥙 Mix all the flours, spices, salt, coriander leaves, mint leaves, green chillies, onion and carom seeds. Add curd and knead a soft dough. Use water if required.
🥙 Make 8 balls of the dough and flatten with hands on a greased parchment paper and make 5 holes in the middle. Apply some sesame seeds while flattening the dough balls
transfer on hot flat pan.
🥙 Cover and cook till the flat bread is half browned. Apply oil on the top and flip. Cook till half browned.
🥙 Serve hot with plain curd or butter.
Later I shall update the recipe of butter too!!
Chettinad Paneer #sikandalouscuisine
No claims to authenticity whatsoever - but lots of claims validating how delicious this recipe is !
500 Grams Paneer.
150 Grams Onions - Chopped.
200 Grams Tomatoes Pureed.
1 Heaped Teaspoon Ginger Paste.
1 Heaped Teaspoon Garlic Paste.
1 Tej Putta.
2-3 Green Cardamom.
Red Chilli Powder - To taste for color.
1/2 Teaspoon Haldi Powder.
1 Cup Coconut Milk.
1 Tablespoon Coriander Seeds.
1 Tablespoon Fennel Seeds.
1-2 Teaspoons Black Peppercorn.
1 Teaspoon Jeera Seeds.
5 Green Cardamom.
4-5 Laung / cloves.
2 Star Anise.
1/2 Cup Coconut Freshly Grated.
5-6 Dried Red Chillies.
10-12 Curry Leaves - Torn.
1. In 1 tablespoon oil lightly roast grated coconut till aromatic and light brown , remove and add all the other Chettinad Masala ingredients , roasting them . Cool and grind coconut and other Chettinad Masala ingredients to a fine paste, add water as needed.
2. Heat oil , add bay leaf and cardamom , when aromatic add red chilli powder and 5 seconds later onions , sauteing onions till slightly color. At this stage tip in ginger , garlic , haldi , tomatoes and salt , cook covered till you see oil.
3. Add the Chettinad Masala paste , cook covered for 5-6 minutes then add paneer , and sautee another 5 minutes , slowly adding in the coconut milk till it's all consumed and begins to dry.
4. Lastly heat ghee , add curry leaves and pour over paneer cooking another 1-2 minutes for ghee to infuse it's flavors , make it dry or slightly wet.
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