Lauki (Doodhi) Bharta

Restaurant style food is amazing from time to time, but on most days, we crave simple, comforting home style cooking. Lauki (aka doodhi, bottle gourd, ghiya) is one of those vegetables that we rarely find on restaurant menus. From the squash family, lauki is full of fiber and nutrients. Due to its high water content, its easy to overcook dudhi, resulting in an unrecognizable mush. This easy vegetarian (vegan) lauki ka bharta recipe prevents that…

"Lauki (Doodhi) Bharta"

Tindora Poriyal | Ivy Gourd Fry | Tendli Subzi

Tindora Poriyal is usually a dish that is cooked at home and not a dish you will find in restaurants. What we love is the simplicity of this dish – the vegetable is the focus and since there are not any spices, we can really taste the vegetables and enjoy them. Ivy Gourd also known as Tindora, Tondli, Tendli, Kovakai, Dondakaya, Kovakkai, different names in different regions. Tindora is a vegetable that reminds me of…

"Tindora Poriyal | Ivy Gourd Fry | Tendli Subzi"

Butter Chicken | Murg Makhani – Restaurant Style

Murg Makhani, literally means Butter Chicken! Synonymous with Indian Food, Butter Chicken is world famous and rightly so. The “Butter” or the “Makhani” part in the name of the dish, is for two reasons, the fact that it has butter in it but also because the gravy is smooth like butter! Butter Chicken or Murg Makhani, is primarily made in Northern India and Pakistan and associated with ‘North Indian Cuisine”.

"Butter Chicken | Murg Makhani – Restaurant Style"

Dhaba Style Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer has got to be the most popular and recognized vegetarian dishes in North Indian cuisine. The combination of fresh, vitamin packed spinach leaves with protein rich homemade cottage cheese or panir has all the characteristics of a well balanced meal. Try this Dhaba style recipe, or rustic version of palak paneer, and enjoy the amazing textures and flavors of spinach, garlic, ginger, onions, tomatoes….simply yum!

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