matar paneer 1 cup peas (fresh or frozen) 1 medium onion (chopped) 2 Tbsp tomato paste ¾ cup Paneer diced into cubes 2 tsp garam masala 1 tsp chilli powder (optional) 1 tsp chana masala (sounds strange, but adds a good flavor) 1 Tbsp Grated ginger + grated garlic 4-5 cloves 1 tsp cumin seeds ¾ can coconut milk (if using lite coconut milk) 4-5  small cinnamon sticks 1 tsp powdered kasuri methi 1 cup milk (2%) 1 Tbsp chopped coriander leaves 3 Tbsp Oil Salt

I have already posted a version of Matar Paneer with Methi before. Usually this is the recipe I stick to, while making Aloo matar or Matar Paneer.

Methi Toor Dal Toor dal (thuvaram paruppu): 1/2 cup Moong dal (payatham paruppu): 1/2 cup Turmeric powder (haldi/manjal): a pinch Methi leaves: 1 bunch (approx: 1.5 cups) Salt: to taste Oil: 3-4 tsp Onion: 2 (medium sized, chopped) Tomato: 2 (chopped) To temper: Jeera (Jeeragam/cumin seeds): 1/2 tsp Hing (Perumgayam/Asafetida): a pinch Ginger: 1/2 tsp (grated/minced) Garlic: 1/2 tsp (grated/minced) Masala to be added: Dhaniya powder  1 tsp Garam masala: 1 tsp Red chilli powder: 1/2 tsp -

Methi leaves (vendhaya keerai) cooked with spicy dal tadka.

Brinji (Vegetable Fried Rice in Coconut milk)

There are some recipes which I learnt from my MIL, like this one here, which are staples in hubby’s extended family – either everyday ones o.

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Tapas: Skillet Chickpeas - fresh spinach, chickpeas, olive oil, cumin, salt & pepper and garlic cloves.

Tandoori Mushrooms - NYTimes.com Time: 30 minutes plus 30 minutes’ marinating 1 2-inch piece peeled ginger, roughly chopped 2 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly chopped 1 teaspoon salt, more to taste 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon red chili powder or hot paprika 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/2 teaspoon white pepper 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from 2 lemons) 2 tablespoons veg oil 3/4 cup sour cream 3 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt 12 ounces portobello or other mushrooms, trimmed.

Tandoori Mushrooms

Tandoori Mushrooms - NYTimes.com Time: 30 minutes plus 30 minutes’ marinating 1 2-inch piece peeled ginger, roughly chopped 2 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly chopped 1 teaspoon salt, more to taste 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon red chili powder or hot paprika 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/2 teaspoon white pepper 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from 2 lemons) 2 tablespoons veg oil 3/4 cup sour cream 3 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt 12 ounces portobello or other mushrooms, trimmed.

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