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.

 

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 coconutย 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 ๐Ÿ™‚
Indeed a great side dish.

Tasty Cauliflower Wings Recipe and Laton Group Notebooks

Tasty and Easy Cauliflower wings are great for snacking and quite healthy. I’ve started noting down all my recipes in special Laton Group notebooks and you can buy these books online from this Toronto based company.

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Cauliflower Wings Recipe:

1 head of Cauliflower
1/3 cup whipping Cream/milk or almond milk
3 tbsp all purpose flour
1 tbsp Soy Sauce
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper ( or Paprika)
1 tsp Curry Powder
2-3 drops of oil
Water to make a paste

Season with Sesame Seeds and Green Onions

For Sauce: (Be creative/ feel free to mix and match here)
2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp Hot Sauce/ Sriracha
1 tbsp BBQ Sauce/Ketchup
Few drops of Mustard/Red chilli sauce

– Marinade Cauliflower florets in flour and spice paste for 10-15 mins then bake at 425 F for 20-25 mins. Then brush with sauce and give another 10 mins. Let cool down then season with sesame seeds and green onions and serve.

Easy Veggie Burger Recipe

My husband makes wicked Portobello mushroom sandwiches and here is how he does it ๐Ÿ™‚ We usually enjoy it on the weekends as a brunch with some sort of soup.

Ingredients/Method

2-3 portobello mushrooms ( 1 mushroom per sandwich).
Toppings of your choice – We use thin slice of tomato, Sauteed onions/peppers/spinach. You can use a leave of lettuce of too.
Whole wheat bun or sandwich bread
1-2 tbsp oil
Salt and pepper. 1-2 tbsp soy sauce.
Cheese (optional)
Any sandwich spread/ or add butter/ghee on the toasted buns.
We love to add hash brown in the sandwich too ๐Ÿ™‚

Cook the mushrooms ( on a grill, pan fry or in a bbq) after removing the tail ends and brushing them with salt/pepper/oil/soy sauce and then last 2 mins of cooking- add slice of cheese on top. Add on toasted or untoasted buns along with other toppings. you can spread sandwich spread on one side of 1 bun. Enjoy with your fav soup for a classic lunch ๐Ÿ™‚

Also try our amazingly good, vegan hamburger made with Lentils Patty – Vegan Hamburger Recipe

Easy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe | Healthy Snacks

Hummus is protein rich healthy snack. It is a chickpea dip and today we make roasted Red Bell Pepper hummus. packed with flavour, easy to make and perfect for sharing with friends.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe

1 Red Bell Pepper
1 cup chickpeas
2 tbsp Tahini
2 tsp Oil
2 cloves of garlic
1/2 tsp salt and Paprika
1 tbsp lemon juice

– Roast Red Peppers on a hot skillet/ in a bbq or on a grill. Then combine all ingredients and form a smooth dip. Enjoy with pita chips, dips or flatbread of your choice.

3 Easy Hummus Recipes | 3 different Hummus Flavours

3 different Hummus Flavours

Hummus is protein rich healthy snack. It is a chickpea dip. Here we are sharing 3 different hummus recipes – packed with flavour, easy to make and perfect for sharing with friends.

Ingredients/ Method

1. Caramalized Onion Hummus

1 cup Chickpeas
1 thinly sliced onion
3 cloves
2 tsp oil (Olive or another of your choice)
3 tbsp Tahini Paste (Tahini can be made by roasted sesame seeds and making paste out of them with olive oil)
3 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt and paprika

– First we ook onions on slow heat so that they are no longer raw ( are caramalized) and then we combine all ingredients, blend them to make a smooth dip.

2. Greek Style Hummus Recipe

1 cup boiled chickpeas ( you can also use a can of chickpeas)
1 clove of garlic
1/4 to 1/2 cup yogurt
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp each Oregano, Parsley and Thyme

Combine all ingredients and blend them to get your greek style hummus

3. Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe

1 Red Bell Pepper
1 cup chickpeas
2 tbsp Tahini
2 tsp Oil
2 cloves of garlic
1/2 tsp salt and Paprika
1 tbsp lemon juice

– Roast Red Peppers on a hot skillet/ in a bbq or on a grill. Then combine all ingredients and form a smooth dip. Enjoy with pita chips, dips or flatbread of your choice

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.

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