Bell Pepper and Paneer Curry Recipe | Easy Indian Vegetarian Recipes

Bell Pepper and Paneer go really well together especially in this simple and tasty Curry recipe. I added mushrooms in this dish for an extra bite and the results are quite good. This quick curry dish will make your weekend dinner easier.

Ingredients/Method

400 gms Paneer
2-3 tbsp Oil for cooking
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 small chopped onion
1 tbsp minced garlic
1/2 to 1 tsp curry powder
1 can of tomato sauce
1 can of water ( adjust as per need)
salt per taste
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric
2 cups chopped bell peppers
1 dried red chilli
1 cup mushrooms
1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves ( kasoori methi)
4-5 stalks of cilantro chopped ( for garnish)

Method:

1. Heat oil in a wok and add cumin, fennel seeds and dried red chilli.
2. Add Onions and minced garlic. Saute onions.
3. Add bell peppers and mushrooms. Mix well and saute.
4. Add salt, turmeric and red chilli powder.
5. Add Paneer. Mix well. Add tomato sauce. Add water.
6. Add curry powder. Cover and cook for few more mins.
7. Finish off by adding garam masala, dried fenugreek leaves and cilantro leaves. Serve over rice.

 

How to make Butter Chicken at home | Easy Authentic Butter Chicken Recipe

Butter Chicken is my kids favourite Indian recipe. Here is a restaurant style butter chicken you can easily make at home. This authentic Murg Makhani is delicious, easy to make and great for special weekend lunch. Murg means Chicken and Makhani means buttery/creamy so this decadent dish is a great way to impress your sweetheart this Valentines Day. Now if you are a butter chicken aficionado then here are few of our other tasty recipes that you must try.

  1. Butter Chicken Recipe the Best One
  2. Restaurant style Butter Chicken
  3. Baked Butter Chicken Recipe
  4. Simple Butter Chicken Curry
  5. 6 ingredient Butter chicken

How to Make Butter Chicken | Authentic Butter Chicken Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

CHICKEN MARINADE:

1 lb. boneless chicken breast, cut into 1 ½ inch cubes
2 tablespoons tandoori masala
1 teaspoon EACH: ginger paste and garlic paste
½ cup yogurt
1 tablespoon oil

BUTTER CHICKEN SAUCE:

2 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter)
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 ½ teaspoon EACH: ginger paste and garlic paste
1 (14.5 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 1/2 tablespoon coriander powder
1 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
¼ teaspoon dried fenugreek leaves

– Marinade the chicken for 20 mins atleast. Longer the better.
– When ready to cook, first prepare the sauce by adding all ingredients as shown in the video. Then blend them to get silky smooth consistency. Cook chicken and combine the two. Finish off with dried fenugreek leaves and enjoy over rice.

Crispy Pakoras Recipe | Indian Snack- Finger Food Super Bowl Special

Indian Snack Finger Food Superbowl Recipe

Crispy Pakoras are a great finger food. Serve this tasty snack at your next super bowl party or game night. Easy to make these fritters are crowd pleaser. Although their are many different variety of Pakoras or Pakoda ( whatever you may choose to call it) Mixed Pakoras are my favourite as you get a bit of everything. Here’s a simple recipe for you to try in your own kitchen. Pakoras were our special treat on rainy days or whenever we had guests over.

Ingredients/ Method

Oil for deep frying
2-3 cups of chopped veggies- medley of vegetables
Spices- Salt, pepper, Amchur ( mango Powder), ajwain ( carom-caraway seeds), chilli powder, Dried fenugreek leaves. Spice level should be adjust as per the quantity you are cooking.
Optional– 2 tbsp Ketchup ( simply to add a little bit more oomph to your pakoras)
1/2 cup to 3/4 cup chickpea flour- Besan
2-3 tbsp water.

Method:

Mix spices with veggies and let stand for 10-15 mins. Veggies start to ooze out water. Add in besan a.k.a chickpea flour and make a batter. Deep fry small portions in hot oil. Serve with Chutney of your choice. The best thing about this dish is that its gluten free, dairy free, vegan  and you get to eat  your veggies. After all, eating vegetables shouldn’t be a boring task.

Healthy Paneer Butter Masala Recipe

Paneer Butter Masala is often considered decadent, rich, creamy dish. Here we’ve created a healthier version without use of any butter or cream but no compromise on the taste.
If you are a big fan of Paneer like, I am then do check out our other Paneer Recipes as well.

Ingredients/ Method

4 tbsp Coconut Oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp coriander seeds
400 gms Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese)
1 chopped onion
3-4 tomatoes
2 tsp minced garlic
2-4 tbsp greek yogurt
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp garam masala
1 bay leaf
salt to taste
1 tsp red chilli powder
3-4 green cardamom pods
6-7 cashews
1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves
Garnish: Cilantro leaves

Method:
1. Saute paneer pieces in coconut oil and set aside once golden brown.
2. In same pan with a little bit more oil, add bay leaf.
3. Add in chopped onions and cashews. Next, add cumin, coriander, cardamom seeds, salt and chilli powder.
4. Mix well. Add minced garlic. Cook onions are golden brown and no longer raw.
5. Add in tomatoes. Once tomatoes are tender, blend all ingredients with a little bit of water. Remove the bay leaf though.
6. Pour curry in the pan. Add yogurt. Mix gently and add curry powder. Add paneer pieces. Let it all simmer for few mins.
7. Add garam masala. Finish off by adding kasoori methi ( dried fenugreek leaves) and cilantro leaves.
Serve with rice or roti.

 

Bell Peppers Recipe | Simple Bell Peppers Curry Indian Style

Here is an easy and delicious Bell Peppers recipe for which you don’t need very many ingredients. Best thing is that bell peppers are available all year round where I love so we can enjoy this dish anytime of the year.

Ingredients and Method

1 Onion
2-3 Bell peppers
4 medium size potatoes
2-3 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
3-4 garlic cloves
1 tsp salt ( adjust as per your taste)
1/2 tsp Turmeric
2 tbsp Tomato Paste
1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves (Kasoori Methi)
Optional: Red chilli pwd

Chop onions, potatoes and peppers.
Heat oil in a pan or wok and add cumin seeds. After 30 secs, add onions, garlic, salt and turmeric.
After 2-3 mins, add potatoes, bell peppers. Mix well. Cover and cook for 7-8 mins.
Add tomato paste. Mix well and cook until almost done. Add dried fenugreek leaves ( Kasoori methi) and give another 5 mins. Ensure potatoes are tender and everything is fully cooked before serving 🙂
Indeed a great side dish.

Simple Chicken Curry Recipe | Chicken Curry With Drumsticks

Chicken curry is simple and easy dish that can be enjoyed with rice, naan or roti. Homemade curry is healthier than store bought or restaurant dishes. Chicken drumsticks used in the recipe give great flavour to this curry. Here’s a simple recipe that even beginners can feel comfortable with. Besides, the following Chicken Curry Recipe, you might find the following dishes delicious as well.

1. Simple Butter chicken
2. Malabar Chicken Curry
3. Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Ingredients

7-8 chicken drumsticks
2 tbsp Oil for cooking
1 tsp curry powder/chicken masala
1 small roughly chopped onion
1 tbsp ginger- garlic paste/or chopped ginger and garlic
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp crushed coriander seeds ( or powder)
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 tomatoes or paste
2 cups of water
Spices used: salt, Turmeric and red chilli powder
Fresh Cilantro leaves for garnish
Adjust Salt per taste
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves

Method:

– Heat oil in a pan and fry coriander/cumin/mustard for 30 secs.
— Add onions and mix well. Add ginger- garlic.
– Add salt, turmeric and chilli powder. Cook for 2-3 mins.
– Add chicken. Mix well. Cover and cook for 3-4 mins.
– Add tomatoes. Combine well with other ingredients.
– Add curry powder. Mix well. Fry for 5-6 mins.
– Add water and let chicken cook until tender and no longer raw.
– Add dried fenugreek leaves and cilantro. Mix well.
– Serve with Roti/naan or rice.

How to make Lentils in a Slow Cooker | Indian Style Lentils Stew

Lentils is one of the most common food dishes made in Indian households. In this recipe video, you’ll learn how to make Brown Lentils (Whole Masar) in slow cooker and season it with flavorful Tadka. This Indian Lentils Stew is really healthy, easy to prepare and so hearty and comforting. These Lentils can be enjoyed over rice, with roti, paratha, naan or other kinds of breads.

Ingredients:
2 cups Brown Lentils
8 cups of water
2 tsp Salt
2 tsp Turmeric (Haldi)
2 tsp Red chilli pwd (or for milder taste Paprika)
1 tsp Garam Masala
3 Tomatoes
1 large onion
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 tbsp Ginger-garlic paste
1 Green chilli
2 tbsp oil

Optional: Dallops of butter/ Ghee, Cilantro leaves, Julienne Ginger etc

Method:
1. Add lentils in slow cooker along with water.
2. Add salt, turmeric, Red chilli pwd
3. Cook for 2 hours.
4. Prepare Tadka (Tempering/ Seasoning) by heating 2 tbsp oil in a wok.
5. Add cumin seeds. Fry for 30 secs. Add onions, green chilli and ginger-garlic paste
6. Cook for 3-4 mins. Add tomatoes and let them turn mushy. Add in garam masala and mix well.
7. Add tadka in the lentils and let cook further for 30 mins. Cooking further is optional.
These lentils will be thick. More water can be added during cooking process for soupy consistency.