After a few Thanksgiving recipes, I back with a Royal and Rich India recipe – The Shahi Paneer. Shahi Paneer is a favorite roti/naan accompaniment from our Indian Subcontinent prepared with whole spices, nuts, paneer, cream, yogurt and with a hint of saffron. The word Shahi means Royal and now you why we use all those fancy and not-so-fancy ingredients. Check out the detailed post below.
We are in the last week of this blogging marathon. Only six more recipes to go and I couldn’t believe I have already posted twenty recipes. Today’s recipe is from Haryana, and it is the Hara Dhaniya Cholia / Cilantro and green chickpeas curry. Let’s learn how to make this yummy curry in both pressure cooker and instant pot.
We are traveling from east to west today. Yes from Manipur to the beautiful Goa. I am going to share a famous Goan curry prepared with fresh ground coconut masala and white peas. It’s the Tonak, precisely Chanya Tonak meaning dry peas curry. Serve this lip-smacking, quick-to-make tonak with roti or naan or pav or even with biryani. You will be showered with praises for sure. Check out the instant pot and pressure cooker version of this recipe here.
Soya Thongba – A Manipuri special mild curry prepared with soy chunks, potatoes, and green peas. This milk-based gravy requires only minimal spices and goes well with rice, roti, and poori. (My personal favorite is with naan). Check out how to prepare this simple Manipuri dish on instant pot and also in the traditional stove top method. Don’t miss the short video that explains how to make this dish in the instant pot.
Chickpeas aka garbanzo beans aka channa aka kondakadalai aka known as Egyptian pea is one of the favorite legumes that is used nearly all the world cuisines. It’s a versatile legume, and it can be added in any stew or curry or salad or spread/hummus. Today I am going to break the vegan rule and share a yummy and creamy yogurt based recipe with chick peas. It is the Channa Madra – A Himachali / Pahari Cuisine special – a no onion no garlic recipe prepared with Chickpeas simmered in creamy & thick yogurt gravy. Check out the detailed recipe and a short video recipe of the same.
Finally, I am posting my favorite recipe, Olan – the rich and creamy coconut milk stew with the goodness of black eyed peas/cow peas, red and white pumpkin. This olan is very mild, soothing because of the healing properties of coconut and coconut milk and of course, it is vegan and gluten free. Check out the video instructions and a detailed recipe below.
I am going to share an easy peasy paneer gravy recipe that you can prepare in a jiffy without tomatoes. I can hear you asking how come paneer gravy without tomatoes? Hmmm, let’s think. How about using pasta/pizza sauce for the same? Errr that’s what I did. :-) Here comes my super simple Instant Pot Paneer gravy with pasta sauce.
The next recipe that I am going to share today under the theme “Latin American Cuisine” is the Brazilian Vegetable Curry with Coconut Milk and Tomato Sauce. Sounds, more like Indian curry right? Yes, This main course vegetable curry from Brazil is more like our Indian vegetable curry prepared with oven roasted vegetables, coconut milk, and tomato sauce but without any dry spice powders/masalas. This vegan curry is a perfect side for rice, any flat bread and even idli and dosa.
Kadhi – this yogurt based dish is one among the signature recipes of India, and there are many kadhi varieties based on the region. Be it Sindhi kadhi or Punjabi kadhi each and every kadhi has its own and unique ingredients. Today I am going to share the Gujarati Kadhi recipe, and Gujarati Thali is incomplete without this simple kadhi. It is comparatively lighter than the Punjabi kadhi, and all you need is some day to day spices, gram flour, and yogurt to prepare this exotic recipe.
Yes, you read the title right. Today I am sharing the vegan version of Dal Makhani. The word Makhani means butter and the traditional version calls for both butter and cream. I am presenting the vegan version sans butter and cream, but I can guarantee the rich and creamy taste, thanks to the slow cooking concept and of course my slow cooker. Earlier this Monday, I posted the Vegan Turmeric and Saffron rice that I prepared in my rice cooker. Today I am presenting the gravy that I served along with the rice which I prepared in my slow cooker.