Channa Dal

I wanted to inaugurate my new kitchen with my favourite dishes and had planned to make dal fry. I soaked the dal in water (cos I don’t use pressure cooker!) and after a few hours, I started boiling it. As I usually use toor dal for this preparation, I only realized that I had used…

Matar Paneer

This is a very simple and easy dish to make. Matar is peas (you may use the frozen ones) and paneer is cottage cheese. There are various ways to make  this dish, as you can have the base rich and creamy or just use fresh tomato paste. As my in-house Executive Chef is not particularly…

Shahi Paneer

Hi All, This dish was contributed by my dearest friend Sushma. She’s such a good cook and her father too! Whenever he comes to Dubai, he cooks up a storm for us and as usual I have a list for him. There is one particular chicken curry dish of his which I simply love. I…

Mutton Serendipity

You may be wondering what this dish is all about?! ‘Serendipity’ means finding an interesting or unplanned discovery and in this instance, the creation of this dish! Mum had a chicken breast in the freezer which she had marinated with a bit of turmeric, salt and chilli powder as standby if the grandchildren were to…