Aloo Paratha is a popular Indian breakfast option that we often enjoy for lunch or dinner. It is the ultimate comfort food and my go-to on days when I am out of ideas or too lazy to cook. All it needs is dough prepared with wheat flour, and mashed potatoes to fill in the paratha. You can go as creative as you like with the mashed potatoes and here I have shared three easy and our favorite aloo paratha stuffing.
Chire Bhaja or Masala Chivda is a healthy snack prepared with flattened rice. Chire Bhaja is Bengali version of Poha Fry, a crispy snack that pairs best with a cup of Masala Chai. It barely takes 15 minutes to prepare and stays good for 2 weeks stored in an airtight container.
Golden crust on the outside and soft on the inside, this QUICK and EASY No Knead YEAST bread had become my go-to bread. You don’t need a stand mixer, and unlike most recipes, this bread comes together very quickly. NO 12 Hours, just 2 hours of resting and 45 minutes of baking time. And as the name says, it calls for no kneading at all.
Egg Tadka/ Egg Torka or also referred to as Dimer Torka is a famous Kolkata Street Food. It is a lovely creamy medley of green mung bean and split chickpeas (chana dal) along with eggs. Add a dollop of butter and enjoy it with your choice of paratha, roti or Naan.
This Chicken in Red Wine Sauce is a flavorful slow cooked chicken dish similar to the French Dish, Coq au Vin! It’s a great dish for special occasion as it can easily be the showstopper of your dining table. You can either slow cook it on the stove top or let it cook in the oven. I have explained both the steps.
I had only sung the song “One a penny, two a penny…” until this year when I actually baked Hot Cross Buns to celebrate Easter! Kids can make you do things that you would probably otherwise wouldn’t have done. We both are not very traditional BUT we like to introduce different cultures to Avyan in our best possible way. Most often, it is though the magic of food. These Eggless Hot Cross Buns are so good fresh out of the oven. Rub some butter or jam and wash it down with a cup of warm drink.
Jumbo size shrimp sautéed in onion, tomato along with some aromatic earthy spices, this Masala Shrimp could be on your weeknight menu. We paired it with nuts and raisin rice pilaf, but this can be equally tasty with paratha or roti.
Holi Festival is incomplete without Mawa Gujiya in the scene. Flaky deep fried flaky dough filled with sweetened solid milk, semolina and assorted nuts. It’s a quintessential Holi dessert and to make it more special you can even add Thandai powder to the filling. I however didn’t add thandai powder, instead enjoyed it with some cold Thandai drink.
Thandai Custard is a delicious melting in mouth Holi dessert. You can prepare it with eggs or without eggs. You can prepare is as baked custard or no bake custard. I have explained all the necessary steps to make this easy for you. This Thandai custard is not only flavor packed but also quite easy to prepare.
Egg Puffs are boiled egg, along with caramelized onion, wrapped in flaky puff pastry! It’s a quick snack that is so good with tea especially on a rainy day. You can call these Egg Turnover or Egg Puff Pockets too. On an indulging weekend, Egg Puffs can be your breakfast too with some cheese and greens and boiled egg inside puff pastry and baked to perfect flaky!
A petite twist from the authentic South Indian Rasam, this Pear Rasam is equally comforting. The sweetness from the pear builds a lovely balance of taste with the tomatoes and the spices that goes in. With a bowl of white steamed rice, this Pear Rasam is utterly comforting!
After sharing Thandai Powder recipe, I am sure you expected the Thandai Drink to show up soon. Holi festival is incomplete without a few glasses of this rich milk based Indian drink. Flavored with aromatic spices, nuts and rose water, it smells amazing perfumy and so refreshing.