Crispy Coconut Cookies Recipe with Chocolate Chips – Easy Cookie Recipes

Like Coconut? Try these tasty coconut cookies with chocolate chip. Easy to make, these cookies are perfect with a cup of tea or coffee

Ingredients/ Method

1 and 3/4 cup flour
1 cup coconut shredded unsweetened
1 cup chocolate chips
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar of choice
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg
2 drops of vanilla extract
3/4 cup veg oil

Combine sugar with oil and add in egg. Combine all other ingredients. Mix the two to form cookie dough and bake at 375 F for 10-12 mins.

Instant Dhokla Recipe – Easy Indian Snacks

Dhokla is a quick, healthy tasty snack that you can make at home in 3 minutes. It is made out of chickpea flour and basically its a steamed savoury cake served with tasty chutneys.

Ingredients/ Method

1 cup chickpea flour
1.5 tsp Eno (Fruit Salt) or substitute with baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup yogurt
2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp Lemon juice
3/4 cup water

For tempering
2 tbsp oil
5-6 curry leaves
1 tbsp mustard seeds
1 crushed red chilli
Decorate with coconut and coriander/ Cilantro leaves

Method: Mix all ingredients to make batter and then steam it until done. Steamer on the stove top takes roughly 20 mins while in a microwave steamer you can make it in 3 mins. the one i used in the video is idli maker and prepares dhokla in about 3 mins.

Mint Lachha Paratha Recipe – Easy Indian Flatbread Recipe

Lachha Parathas are yummy and we Punjabis surely love them. Here is one amazing recipe for delicious Punjabi mint flavoured Paranthas which you can enjoy with pickle or Raita.

Ingredients/ Method

Dough to make Parathas. It’s just combination of whole wheat flour and water and here’s how you prepare it: Preparing Dough for Parathas

Oil/ghee or Butter to cook Paranthas
Stuffing/Filling:
Dried Mint Powder
Optional- Salt and pepper

Method: Make Lachha parantha as shown in the video by using cone method and flatten it out. Roll it in mint powder and use rolling pin to flatten out the dough. Once the dough is flattened out and thin..cook on a hot skillet with tons of butter/ghee or oil until both sides have brown marks.. Enjoy with pickle, yogurt, chutney or with cup of hot Chai.

To View the Recipe in Hindi, please click here : Hindi Recipe Video Mint Lachha Paratha

Dhabha Style Shahi Paneer Recipe

Watch and learn how Shahi Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese Gravy) is made at dhabas – Roadside Cafes. Its fascinating to watch food getting cooked in commercial kitchens. We were visiting India a few months ago from here in Calgary, Canada and had an opportunity to travel throughout our native land and observe various Dhabhawalas create magical mouth licking dishes so we captured few of those moments with our camera to share with our audience.

Heres how I make Paneer dishes in my home kitchen:

1. Mushroom Paneer Masala
2. Kadai Paneer
3. Paneer Butter Masala
4. Matar Paneer Recipe
5. Paneer Lababdar Recipe

Gluten free, Vegan Brownies – Black Bean Brownies

Protein rich, Fiber rich, gluten free and vegan..these brownies are tasty and healthy. Instead of calling them brownies, it would be better to refer to them as Chocolate power bars.
Perfect for snacking and to enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee.

Ingredients/Method

1 Cup Black beans ( Cooked or uncooked..if uncooked, we pressure cook them after soaking them in water overnight or atleast an hour)
1/2 cup coconut shredded ( i used unsweetened but you can use sweetened version too)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup walnuts ( or nuts of your choice)
1/2 cup sugar
2 drops Almond extract
3 tbsp Chia seeds ( soaked in 1/3 cup water for 10 mins) – using this as an egg replacement.

Method:
– Pour cooked beans in the blender along with other ingredients. Form a mixture.
– Pour batter in a baking tray and bake at 350 F for 25- 30 mins.
– Let the cake cool down and set before cutting it into pieces.

Chickpea Curry Recipe – Easy Dinner Ideas

Chana- Chickpeas are really healthy, full of fiber, protein rich and taste so good in a masala curry. Chana Masala curry is easy to make and is a great dish to sere to your guests when they come over for dinner. Here’s how you can convert simple chickpeas into exotic curry.

Recipe Video in Hindi : Chana Masala Curry in Hindi

Ingredients:

1 cup Chickpeas (Uncooked)
2 onion for onion paste, 1 onion for the masala
2 tomatoes
1 green chilli ( deseeded)
4-5 cloves of garlic and small piece of ginger
2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp mango powder
1 tbsp crushed coriander seeds
1 cinnamon stick
1 bay leaf
3-4 tbsp tomato paste
5-6 stalks of Cilantro
4-5 tbsp oil
1 black cardamom
1tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp red chilli powder

Method:

1. Soak chickpeas in water overnight or atleast an hour.
2. Discard the water and get your cooker ready.
3. Make onion paste with ginger, garlic and onions
4. Heat oil in the cooker
5. Fry cumin, coriander, cinnamon, bay leaf and black cardamom
6. Add green chill and onions. Mix in salt, turmeric and red chilli powder.
7. Mix in tomato puree ( by blending 2 tomatoes with 2 tbsp of water). Cook for 3-4 mins.
8.Add chick peas, amchur/ mango powder, tomato paste. Mix well.
9. Add water
10. Cover the lid and cook for 3-4 whistles ( if chick peas were presoaked), if unsoaked – longer
11. Once the cooker has cooled down, open the lid and garnish with cilantro leaves. Serve with Coconut Rice.

Punjabi Egg Masala Curry Recipe – Easy Indian Dinner Recipe Ideas

Egg curry is an easy Indian dish and fulfilling too. This Punjabi version of the recipe is my favourite as its flavourful and so tasty. Indian spices give eggs a unique taste and its best enjoyed with a buttery parantha, rice or naan.

Ingredients

1 black cardamom
1 stick of cinnamon
2-3 bay leaves/ Tej patta
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
1 tbsp dried fenugreek leaves- Kasoori Methi
Fresh Cilantro leaves for garnish
2 tomatoes
Salt per taste
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp Turmeric
2-3 tbsp oil
3-4 boiled eggs

Method:

– Heat oil in a pan and fry boiled eggs until golden brown.
– In another pan, heat oil and fry coriander, cumin , cardamom, cinnamon and bay leaves for 30 secs.Add ginger and garlic.
— Add onions and mix well.
– Add salt, turmeric and chilli powder. Cook for 2-3 mins.
– Add tomatoes. Mix well. Cover and cook for 3-4 mins.
– Add water and bring sauce to boil.
– Add garam masala. Add eggs.
– Add dried fenugreek leaves and cilantro. Mix well.
– Serve with Roti or rice.

More Tasty Recipes from Punjabi Cuisine:

1. Punjabi Style Eggplant Tomato Curry
2. Punjabi Chickpeas Curry Recipe
3. Punjabi Butternut Squash Recipe
4. Punjabi Paneer Paratha Recipe
5. Punjabi Rajma Masala

Easy Noodles Recipe – Quick Weeknight Dinner Ideas

Here is a simple and quick recipe for making Chinese stir- fried noodles. Best thing about the recipe is that it can be customized to suit your taste. Whether you want an instant snack or have to whip up a meal for guests, this recipe is great, make it spicy or keep it mild and enjoy 🙂

Ingredients:

Noodles of your choice
1-2 cup veggies ( I used frozen peas, carrots, corn and beans)
2-3 tbsp veg oil
2 tbsp soy sauce
1-2 tbsp vinegar
2 tbsp sesame oil
2 tsp Sesame seeds
1 tsp salt
1 tsp five spice powder
Optional- 1-2 tbsp hot sauce/ ketchup/ garlic chilli sauce or any other sauce you like or have on hand..I kept it mild so that my kids could enjoy it too.

Begin by boiling noodles and set them aside.
In a wok saute your veggies and add seasoning and sauces. Add sesame seeds and sesame oil towards the end and mix in with the noodles. Serve hot.

More Indo- Chinese Recipes from our kitchen worth trying

1. Hakka Noodles – Chinese Veg Noodles Recipe
2. Street Food Noodles recipe
3. Manchurian Recipe

Punjabi Rajma Masala Recipe – Indian Dinner Ideas

Delicious, full of flavour, vegan, gluten free and protein rich dish from Punjabi cuisine, world famous, Rajma Masala. Here’s how mom use to cook it.

Ingredients/Method

1 cup red kidney beans ( I use uncooked beans and then soak them in water overnight before boiling them)
1 large onion ( or 2 medium)
3-4 cloves of garlic
2-3 inch piece of ginger
1 black cardamom
1 stick of cinnamon
1 bay leaf
2-3 tbsp oil for cooking
1/2 tsp garam masala
3-4 tomatoes (+ 1,2 cups of water)
Salt per taste
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric

Method:
– Boil beans in pressure cooker.
– Make onion paste with onions, ginger and garlic.
– Fry onion paste in hot oil along with cumin, bay leaf, cinnamon and cardamom. Add salt, turmeric and red chilli powder.
– Cook for 4 to 5 mins.
– Add tomato puree ( chopped tomatoes pureed in blender along with 1-2 cups of water)
– Add beans. Cook further for 15-20 mins.
– Add garam masala. Mix well. Garnish and serve.

Chicken Wings Curry Recipe – Indian Dinner Ideas

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.

Check out the recipe in Hindi Here : Aloo Murg Curry – Chicken Potato Curry Dinner