Multi Layered Indian Flatbread | Easy homemade Lachha Paratha Recipe

Lachha Parantha (Paratha) is a round and flaky, multi layered Indian flatbread best enjoyed with curries or Indian vegetables. All you need for this recipe is whole wheat flour, water, oil for cooking (or butter/ghee), pinch of sugar and salt.

Everyone loves lachha paratha, because its loaded with calories and many times is made out of maida. Here presenting the recipe of lachha paratha made with whole wheat which is healthy. These Multilayered parathas are crispy and delicious. They can be enjoyed with any curry of your choice and also with pickles or dips ( Chutneys). If all else fails, make a simple yogurt preparation called Raita ( add in some spices like roasted cumin seeds, cucumber etc) and serve these parathas with raita. Have you ever thought about making sunday special brunch..well this paratha is a must on that menu.

In this video, I show you how to make healthy whole wheat laccha paratha at home in no time.

Spicy Potatoes Recipe – Achari Aloo

This is a wonderful spicy potatoes recipe which goes well with roti, naan or parantha. I not only enjoy it on road trips but also serve it as a side dish with lunch or dinner when company is over. Achari basically means pickled and gets the name because of all the wonderful spices being used in this recipe.

Ingredients
Serves 4-6 people

7-8 medium size potatoes
Oil for cooking (preferable Mustard Oil)
1.5 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 tbsp ginger/garlic paste
1.5 tsp red chilli pwd
0.5 tsp cumin Pwd
1 tsp Turmeric
1 chopped Onion
2 small tomatoes
Salt per taste
1 tsp Garam masala
1/2 tsp kasoori methi (dried fenugreek leaves)

Tempering/Tadka (It goes on top of the cooked dish for additional flavoring)

2 tbsp Mustard Oil
1/2 tsp (0.5 tsp) Fenugreek seeds (Methre)
1/2 tsp (0.5 tsp) Coriander seeds (Dhaniya seeds)
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
1.5 tsp Fennel Seeds (Saunf)
1.5 tsp Kalonji(Nigella seeds or Onion seeds)

Process:

Heat oil in the pan
Add Cumin seeds. Once they are crackling add onions and mix.
After 30 secs, add ginger-garlic paste, turmeric and red chilli pwd.
Stir all the ingredients and add cumin pwd.
Add tomatoes and give them 3-4 mins until they are softened.
Once they are done, add potatoes, half cup of water and salt per taste and let them cook on medium heat. Cover the pan and give potatoes around 10 mins.

While potatoes are cooking, prepare the tadka/seasoning/tempering with some Indian spices.

Heat 2 tbsp Mustard Oil and add tempering spices. Let them crackle and infuse the oil with their aroma and flavor. Turn off the heat.
Once Potatoes are done, add this tempering on top along with some garam masala pwd and kasoori methi.

Serve with roti/parantha or let them cool down and then put then in the lunch box and take them on your next road trip.

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Easy Homemade Potato Fries – Pan fried

My kids love fries and I often make this simple version of pan-fried potatoes fries for them and they seem to devour it within minutes. I call them golden fries because turmeric lends that nice yellow touch to them.
Everyone loves Fries because they are so comforting. Here I show you how to make easy pan-fried golden fries at home in no time.

Ingredients/ Method

3-4 medium sized Golden Potatoes
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp Red chilli powder and turmeric
Skillet to cook and 2-3 tbsp oil

– Peel and Cut potatoes in long thin slices. Heat oil in a pan. Toss potatoes with this oil and then add spices. Cover and cook on a medium high heat until done.

If you like Potatoes, also check out:

1. Easy Roasted Potatoes
2. Spicy Potatoes- South Indian style
3. Quick Potatoes Side Dish
4. Quick Curried Potatoes
5. Best Ever Mashed Potatoes

Chicken Potato Curry Dinner Recipe

Chicken curry made using potatoes and chicken wings has a unique taste. It makes for a great weekend lunch or dinner. My family loves this easy chicken wings recipe and I hope you’ll enjoy it too.

Ingredients

1 kg chicken wings
3-4 tbsp plain yogurt
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp bbq sauce
1 tsp curry powder
1 small roughly chopped red onion
1 tbsp ginger- garlic paste/or chopped ginger and garlic
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp crushed coriander seeds ( or powder)
1/2 tsp garam masala
2 tbsp tomato 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
2-3 tbsp oil
2-3 potatoes

Method:

– Marinate chicken for an hour in yogurt/sauces and spice mixture.
– Heat oil in a pan and fry coriander/cumin for 30 secs.
— Add onions and mix well. Add ginger- garlic.
– Add salt, turmeric and chilli powder. Cook for 2-3 mins.
– Add potatoes. Mix well. Cover and cook for 3-4 mins.
– Add tomato paste and marinated chicken.
– Add curry powder. Mix well. Fry for 5-6 mins.
– Add water and let chicken cook until tender and no longer raw.
– Add garam masala and cilantro. Mix well.
– Serve with Roti/naan or rice.

More Tasty Indian Chicken Curry Recipe videos Here.

Easy Indian Starter Recipe – Stuffed Besan Chilla

Besan Cheela or chilla is a savoury Indian Pancake made with Chickpea (garbanzo beans flour), here we are making cones out of this crepe and stuffing it with delicious mushroom filling. Enjoy it with sauce/chutney of your choice. These stuffed crepes are gluten free, vegan and quick to make. You can pack these in Kids lunch boxes or even quickly whip it for friends or family when they come over for a cup of tea. It is a great little snack to enjoy without any guilt as its quite healthy.

Ingredients/ Method

For Stuffing: Onions, mushrooms, Spinach, cilantro and spices (Salt, Red chilli powder, Turmeric)

For Pancake

1 cup Besan /Gram Flour
1/2 tsp ajwain (carom or caraway seeds)
1/2 tsp Black Pepper powder
Salt to taste
1 tsp pudina powder ( Dired ground mint leaves)
1 tsp Mango Powder
Oil for cooking

Prepare the stuffing and set aside.
Make Batter by adding water to gram flour and add in spices.
Cook on hot skillet with a little bit oil until brown on both sides.
Once pancakes are ready, make cones out of them and fill with the stuffing and serve with chutney of choice.

Traditional Style Besan Ka Puda recipe – Besan Chilla Recipe

Masala Pancake Recipes – Spicy Besan Ka Puda

Chicken Masala Curry Recipe Video | Weeknight Dinner Idea

Quick Easy and tasty Chicken Masala Curry is a perfect dish for a weeknight meal and can be served with rice or roti.

Ingredients

350 gms chicken breast chunks
1/2 tsp curry powder
1 small onion
2 tomatoes
2 -3 garlic cloves
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp garam masala
Spices used: 1 tsp each salt, Turmeric and red chilli powder
Fresh Cilantro leaves and juilenned ginger for garnish
Adjust Salt per taste
2-3 tbsp oil

Method:

– Cut chicken in bite size pieces. Make tomato puree.
– Heat oil in a pan and fry mustard/cumin for 30 secs.
— Add onions and mix well. Add garlic.
– Add salt, turmeric and chilli powder. Cook for 2-3 mins.
– Add chicken. Mix well.
– Add tomato puree. Mix well.
– Add curry powder and water. Let chicken simmer in curry.
– Finish by adding ginger and cilantro. Mix well.
– Serve with Roti/naan or rice.

English Version: Chicken Masala Curry recipe

Hindi Recipe Video Below:

Homemade Butter Chicken Poutine Recipe

Butter Chicken is delicious and you combine it with fresh homemade fries and you’ve got a winning dish. Here I share my recipe with you so that you can make it for your friends and family or may be even surprise daddy this Fathers Day with this amazing recipe.

Ingredients/ Method

For Fries:
3-4 Potatoes of choice
2-3 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp salt
Optional : 1/2 tsp Turmeric and 1/2 tsp Paprika or red chilli powder

300 gms Chicken
For marinade:
1/4 cup Yogurt
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp tandoori masala
1/2 tsp Garlic powder and Paprika

3-4 tbsp Butter or Desi Ghee
1 thinly sliced onion
1 bay leaf, 1 Cinnamon
3-4 Green Cardamom
1 tsp cumin and 1/2 tsp Coriander seeds
4-5 Garlic pods – finely chopped and 2 inch piece ginger
3-4 fresh tomatoes
1/2 tsp salt/paprika
1/2 cup Cream
1/4 cup water

Finishing off: 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
1/2 tsp Dried Fenugreek leaves
Chopped Cilantro and Green onions

1 cup Grated Cheese ( I know I skipped on Cheese Curds and went with regular Mozarella and Cheddar Cheese)

Method:
Marinade Chicken for an hour in combination of yogurt and spices.
Wash, peel and thinly slice potatoes and cook them to make fries. I pan fried them but they can also be baked or deep fried. Season them as per your choice. I made golden fries by using some turmeric and red chilli powder. Cook on medium high heat for 7-8 mins.
Once potatoes are done, set them aside.

Next, melt butter. Add onions, bay leaf, cinnamon, cardamom, cumin and coriander seeds. Give a nice mix to spices and add ginger and garlic. Fry for 3-4 mins.
Add tomatoes. Add salt and paprika. Mix well. Let tomatoes become tender and then add this masala in a blender along with some cream and water to form a silky smooth curry.
In the same pan, fry chicken until its sealed. Add curry blend that we’ve made and let chicken cook until no longer raw.
Finish off with dried fenugreek leaves, garam masala, Cilantro and green onions. Top off with 2 tbsp of cream.

In a bowl, layer fries, cheese, chicken and sauce, cilantro, green onions, more cheese, more sauce and enjoy 🙂

Here are some other tasty Butter Chicken Recipes that you can try in your own Kitchen:

1. Baked Butter Chicken Recipe
2. Restaurant style Butter Chicken Recipe
3. 6 ingredient Butter Chicken Recipe
4. Butter chicken For Bachelors – Budget Butter chicken
5. Simple Butter Chicken Recipe

Easy Masala Noodles Bowl Recipe | Quick Homemade Noodles Recipe

I love Noodles and here i share with you a very easy and tasty Noodles recipe- I call it Masala Noodle bowl which i think is better than even Maggi.

Ingredients:

300 gms of Noodles of your choice. I used Chowmein ( a local brand)
2-3 cup fresh veggies ( I used cilantro, onions, cucumber, tomatoes and peppers)
2-3 tbsp veg oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp curry powder

Curry powder recipe:
Here’s how you can make Curry Powder at Home

Begin by boiling noodles and set them aside.
In a wok add oil and saute noodles and mix in spices and veggies. Squeeze in lemon and Serve hot or cold.

Don’t forget to check out some of our favourite Noodles Recipes which are simple enough to be recreated at home quickly.

Simple Tofu Manchurian Recipe | How to make tasty Tofu dish?

Tofu Manchurian is a healthy, quick, vegan and flavourful dish that you can easily prepare at home and enjoy on its own or with rice, noodles or even quinoa.

Ingredients/ Method

350 gm firm Tofu

For marinading Tofu:
2 tbsp corn starch
1/2 tsp salt and pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp paprika
2 tbsp Soy sauce and 1/4 cup water

2- 4 tbsp oil
1 onion
1 small green chilli
2 tbsp each Ginger and garlic chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp Red chilli flakes
1 tbsp Soy sauce
2 tbsp vinegar
1 green bell pepper
1 cup water + 1 tbsp corn starch to make gravy

Garnish: green onions chopped

Method:

– Cut Tofu into bite size pieces.
– Mix all marinade spices and soak Tofu in the marinade for atleast 10 mins. Longer the better. Tofu can soak in flavour from the spices.
– Next when you are ready to cook, heat oil in a pan and fry tofu until golden brown and set aside.
– In the same wok or another, heat oil and stir in Onions, ginger garlic, green chillies and salt and chilli flakes. Let the onions become translucent. Add in bell peppers, vinegar and soy sauce. Stir fry for few more mins and then add water ( in which we have dissolved corn starch). Allow the water to evaporate. Tofu will become glossy and gravy will thicken up. Garnish with green onions and serve with rice, noodles or quinoa.

If you like Tofu, you might also enjoy these five delicious Tofu recipes from our kitchen:

1. New Delhi Tofu Peas Curry Recipe
2. Tofu Scramble Recipe
3. Tandoori Tofu Recipe
4.Saag Tofu Curry Recipe
5. Tofu Tikka Masala Recipe