Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Katori Chaat.......A Bowlful of Flavors

These days monsoon is being enjoyed all over India and I'm no different. I just love the smell of first rain, get drenched in the rain showers, enjoy a cup of piping hot coffee in a rainy morning, eat Pakodas (fritters) along with your evening tea etc etc etc. 

For me monsoons and chaats are synonyms. I know we all love them at any time of the year or I would say any time of the day, but we also know that eating chaats in this weather is not good for our health as we can't see our food minus THE HYGIENE FACTOR. That's a big problem right?????
Don't worry I got you covered! You can enjoy your monsoon along with chaat and more importantly at the comfort of your home.

This time I'm sharing the recipe of "KATORI CHAAT". It's spicy, tangy, crunchy, crispy, sweet, sour all at the same time. A bite of this chaat gives you an explosion of flavors and you keep craving for more. This recipe is so eye catchy that it tantalizes your taste buds and you can't stay away from it for long. 

But yes, it requires some extra effort for making the Tamarind Chutney and Green chutney, if you already have them in your refrigerator then making this chaat is very easy. So let''s go ahead and look at its recipe:

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Paneer Korma

I know it has been quite a while since I posted last. The reason behind my long absence is: We moved to our new home. I was waiting for this moment for a long time and finally we did it...Yipppieeeee!!!!!

I was very much busy in every nooks and corners of my home. Starting from designing the interior, choosing right colors for the rooms to selecting the furnitures and electronic stuff etc. I could find myself passionately decorating each and every corner of my home, putting things around and again moving them to different places.

Now-a-days I'm shuffling things around my home and I'm really loving it. It means a lot to have your own home and gives immense pleasure to decorate your home. I believe my home is my reflection and it shows what I'm inside out. Yet, there are plenty of things to do which we had planned and yes believe me it's a never ending process. Last but not the least I would like to thank my husband who have shown full confidence in me and let me do whatever I wanted. My home is my canvas and I painted it with the colors of love, affection, trust and respect.

Enough of rambling, coming on to today's post: As we're little bit stable at our home, I can concentrate on my blog now. Few days back I made "Paneer Korma" for dinner and served it with white rice.

Korma recipes has its roots from the Mughlai Cuisine where meat or vegetables are braised in water, stock and then cream and cashew paste is added. Many of the Korma recipes include yogurt and coconut-poppy seeds paste but I substituted it with cashew-onion paste as I love it's flavors.

Let's start with the recipe: