Monday, August 31, 2015

Simple Chicken Curry


Gravy -
1 onion
2 tomatoes
5 cloves of garlic
small piece of ginger

Marination -
Turmeric powder
Black pepper powder
Pav bhaji masala
Lemon juice
Red chili powder
1 lb Chicken

Whole garam masala (1 Bay leaf, 2 Cardamom, 4 black pepper, 2 cloves, 1 stick cinnamon)
Dry red chilies
Cumin seeds
Curry leaves
Whisked yogurt


  1. Marinate chicken using ingredients mentioned above. (Around 10-12 hours)
  2. In a pan heat some oil, add ginger, garlic, chopped onion. Once onion is cooked add tomatoes. Once tomatoes are soft, add everything to blender and make a smooth gravy.
  3. In pan heat oil, add cumin seeds, hing, garam masala, dry red chilies and curry leaves. Add gravy. Once gravy is cooked add chicken and cover it. Add water based on consistency you need. Once chicken is almost cooked, add whisked yogurt and cook without lid until is fully done.
  4. Serve hot with rice.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Methi malai matar with paneer

Below ingredients serves 4 to 5 people
2 tbl spoon - Ghee
1 bowl - Milk or 1/4 bowl - Cream (add more per your taste)
1 bowl - Green peas
1.5 lb - Paneer (around 1/2 box of 2.5 lb Gopi paneer)
2 tbl spoon - Kasoori methi
Whole garam masala (1 Bay leaf, 2 Cardamom, 4 black pepper, 2 cloves)
1/2 tbl spoon - Garam masala powder

For gravy
1 big onion chopped
1 small tomato chopped
1 green chili chopped
8 to 10 Cashews
1 tbl spoon Poppy seeds
4 cloves of Garlic
Small piece of Ginger


  1. For gravy - In a pan add 1 tbl spoon ghee, add ginger, garlic, chili and onion. Once onion is cooked add tomatoes. Blend above with cashews and poppy seeds. 
  2. In the pan, add remaining ghee, add whole garam masala, add gravy and salt to it. Once gravy is cooked, add milk or cream. Let it cook for some more time. Add green peas and paneer. Add kasoori methi and sprinkle garam masala in the end and cook for 10 to 15 mins. I added little bit of sugar and red chili powder as well.