Shahi paneer is a delicious paneer dish with a thick, smooth and creamy gravy. This is one of the popular menu items in Indian restaurants.  I love it with naan or roomali roti but it goes well with all kind of indian breads and even rice.
here is the recipe for shahi paneer- 

Prep time-  10  Minutes
Cook Time-  25 Minutes
Serves- 2 to 4


  • Paneer/Cottage cheese- 200 gms
  • One medium onion -roughly chopped
  • Cardamom powder- 1/2 tsp
  • 2 medium Tomatoes - chopped
  • Tomato paste- 1 tbsp
  • Honey- 1/2 tsp
  • Heavy cream - 1 tbspn
  • Milk- 1/4th cup
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder- 1 tsp or to taste
  • Kashmiri red chilli powder- 1 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tbspn
  • Garam masala powder- 1/2 tsp 
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to cook
  • Some water


  • Add paneer cubes to warm water and leave aside while you cook the gravy
  • Heat oil in a pan and add onions, cook till onions are light brown and start leaving oil.
  • Add ginger garlic paste, cook for a minute
  • Add  tomatoes and tomato paste
  • Now add salt,  turmeric, coriander and chilli powders, mix well
  • Cook till oil separates
  • Let it cool and blend in a blender
  • Transfer it again to the pan 
  • Add  milk and leave on medium low heat for 2 minutes. keep stirring.
  • Add cardamom powder and garam masala powder, mix well and add honey.
  • Add little water(if required)  to adjust the consistency. let it cook for another minute
  • Add heavy cream, taste the salt, add paneer cubes and switch off the heat.


  • You can totally skip onions and garlic if you want, it will still be as good.
  • I don't fry paneer for this dish but you can fry paneer before adding if you like.
  • if you don't want to use heavy cream, just add more milk.
  • Add more or less water to get your desired consistency.
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Green onions are milder form of large bulb onions and have many health benefits. These onions are low in calories and  are rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, folic acid and other vitamins and minerals. Its available year round and is widely used in stir fries,  soups,  salads and as garnish in many dishes.  Here is a recipe for a simple   dish with green onions and potatoes. A quick and easy Indian side dish that goes well with any kind of bread or rice.

Prep time-  10  Minutes
Cook Time-  15- 20 Minutes
Serves- 2- 3




  • 10 to 12 green onions
  • 3 medium potatoes
  • 2 whole red chilli
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4th tsp
  • Kashmir Red chilli powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste


  • Remove the unwanted parts from the green onions and chop them
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the whole red chillies
  • Now add potatoes, green onions and saute for a min 
  • Add all the other spices, mix well cover and cook on medium low heat.
  • Keep stirring in between to make sure it doesn't stick to the pan.
  • You may need to sprinkle few drops of water if you think its sticking to the pan.
  • Cook till done.

Posted by sneh On Saturday, September 06, 2014 No comments READ FULL POST

This okra dish is totally non slimy, spicy and flavorful. You will love it with naan or parantha.
Have some spicy pickle on the side and enjoy your lunch/dinner or even weekend  breakfast.

Squeezing some lemon juice while cooking okra not only removes the sliminess of okra but also enhances its taste. The fennel seeds really add a lot of flavor to the dish.


Prep time-  10  Minutes
Cook Time-  25 Minutes
Serves- 2- 3


  • 1/2 pound okra
  • One medium onion - grated
  • Coarsely ground fennel seeds- 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to cook
  • Red chilli powder- 1 tsp or to taste
  • Fresh lemon juice- 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1/2 tbsp


  • Wash okra and spread it on paper towel to dry it well
  • Slit okra lengthwise into four pieces. then again cut each piece into two so you have eight pieces.
  • Heat oil in a pan
  • Add grated onions and saute till brown. 
  • Now add okra and all the spices. mix well.
  • Add lemon juice. mix well. 
  • Cover and let it cook on low heat for few minutes.
  • Uncover, stir and cook till done.

Posted by sneh On Friday, August 22, 2014 2 comments READ FULL POST
Hummus is an Arabic dish that is enjoyed as a dip or spread all over the world. The word Hummus in arabic means chickpeas. Hummus is basically mashed boiled chickpeas with tahini,  salt,  garlic and lemon.
Although its very easily available in the market, you can make it quickly at home with few handy ingredients. Its delicious and rich in protein.

I made this hummus without tahini and it turned out as good and delicious. I prefer using soaked and boiled chickpeas but canned chickpeas are good too.

Prep time-  10  Minutes
Cook Time-  0 Minutes
Serves- 2- 3


  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas (canned or soaked overnight and boiled)
  • Few fresh mint leaves
  • 1 small garlic clove - chopped roughly
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilli powder- to taste
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Water to blend - 3 to 4 tbsp
  • Crushed red pepper- to garnish


  • Add first seven ingredients together in a blender
  • Blend by adding little water at a time till smooth 
  • Garnish with crushed red chillies
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Hash browns are pan fried  crispy potato patties made with  shredded potatoes. They are very much like aloo tikki, the popular north indian snack that is made with mashed boiled potatoes.

 In this recipe I have added some finely chopped veggies in the potatoes.
The trick for the perfect crispy hash browns is to squeeze as much moisture out of the potatoes as possible and start to cook on medium high heat without disturbing   for at least 4 to 5 minutes.

Prep time-  10  Minutes
Cook Time-  20- 25 Minutes
Serves- 2- 3


  • 3 medium potatoes- grated
  • 1/2 cup fresh spinach leaves - chopped 
  • 1/2 medium onion- chopped finely
  • 1/2 carrot - grated
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon cornflour
  • Red chilli powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Salt- To taste.


  • In a bowl mix grated potatoes, spinach, onion, carrot
  • Add 1/2 tsp salt and mix well
  • Squeeze the veggie mixture to remove all the moisture out
  • Add red chilli powder and corn starch
  • Adjust salt by tasting the mixture
  • Form the mixture into patties
  • Heat oil in a pan for shallow frying
  • Put the patties gently in the hot pan
  • Let them brown on medium high heat for few minutes from both the sides then lower the       heat to medium.
  • Cook till done.

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