Protein packed Black Chickpea cooked with long grain basmati rice makes a quick hearty meal. Kala Chana Pulao is a popular Indian rice dish. I make it with loads of aromatic spices and then pair it with cool yogurt raita. On a busy day, dishes such as these come very handy.
Aloo Begun Jhol is a Bengali Vegetarian side dish that has no onion or garlic. It is very mild in the tummy and great for warm sunny days. With just three key ingredients and a tiny list of warm spices, this Aloo Begun Jhol comes together in about 30 minutes times. It pairs best with steamed white rice.
Palak Paneer is one of the most popular Indian paneer curries. Indian Cottage Cheese is cooked in fresh spinach puree with some mild spices. The dish is healthy, protein packed and is loved by anybody who tries it.
Sliced eggplant pan fried in very little oil and then layered with spiced yogurt followed by a drizzle of tempered hot oil! Doi Begun is a popular Bengali eggplant curry, except I make it little untraditional way. Typically yogurt will be cooked along with the spices and eggplant. This recipe doesn't call for that which makes it a very quick meal. It's light on the tummy and great on warm days too.
Whole Roasted Cauliflower is a perfect, easy way to bring a veggie showstopper to your dinner table. Cauliflower, as we all know, is a beautiful canvas to play with flavors and this time, I went with mustard sauce. I roasted the cauliflower in a broth with some shallots and celery. The broth not only added flavor but also cooked the cauliflower to a perfect texture. With some crusty bread on the side, this would be a perfect cozy meal!
Achari Gobi is a unique North Indian cauliflower curry prepared in pickled sauce. The taste is tangy, spice filled with robust flavor. Achari meaning pickled and Gobi meaning cauliflower, is a quick 30 minutes meal. It goes very well with rice or Indian flat bread. I find cauliflower not only easy to cook but also one of those veggies which can help you get creative and stay healthy.