The Battle of The Rajmas

VS There is hardly any North Indian child in the world who doesn’t like Rajma. It’s as if we were born with a “like gene” for Rajma. It’s savoured with delight by all children and us mothers love it because our decisions of what to cook (especially for weekend lunches) becomes easy! Rajma is kidney beans cooked in a thick gravy with different spices, usually eaten with rice. It’s like our comfort food and one doesn’t need any accompaniments with it. I remember simple sautéed cumin potatoes always being made with this dish at our home. Just drained, after soaking overnight When we were young , we were fed countless Rajma lunches and this was one of the very few lunches that was eaten in

From my roots...to my heart..Sarson ka Saag and Makki ki Roti

'' I believe people with forget what you said, people will forget what you did,but people will never forget how you made them feel"...Maya Angelou She wanted to be called Bigmom or Badimom (bigmom in hindi) but not "Dadi " (hindi for grandmom) because she thought she was way too cool! It’s a year from this day since my grandmother left us …but her values, her ways, her cooking still live on. As a very special tribute today, in her memory, I would like to share my favourite recipe of hers, a dish only she could prepare with perfection. The dish is rural and earthy fare from Punjab, where my roots lie: Sarson ka Saag and Makki ki Roti, i.e., creamy styled Mustard leaves and grilled Corn flat

Tandoori and Butter Chicken for the Soul

Since chicken dishes are very popular , I want to share with you two more recipes of my favourite chicken dishes. I have cooked these an umpteen number of times and have shared the recipes with my friends and family. Usually Tandoori and Butter Chicken are the top favourites when we dine out in Indian restaurants ...its enough to constitute a meal in itself too. Pair these with Naan and a good night’s sleep is guaranteed! Tandoori Chicken is a great dish that Punjabi's can swear by . We think we own it! Music, Dance and Tandoori Chicken can make any true-blood Punjabi’s day! Many dialogues and songs have mentioned this great dish in Bollywood too. The Tandoor is much more than just kitchen e

Taiji's Honey Chicken Made with Love

"You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you"'......A tribute to my wonderful Taiji(Aunt), cannot thank her enough. I have mentioned in my previous post that my parents lived away from India for 5 years. I was about 6 years old .I don’t regret it at all and I am glad that they took this step – my sister and I stayed with my grandmother, aunt, uncle and cousins. Those five years, we knit very close relationships. We lived in a joint family, common in India where the whole family (including paternal grandparents, paternal uncles and their children) lives together. We don't consider my cousins as cousins but we for sure are real sisters. My sister

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