Homemade poppadom/ papad (urad)

Papad or commonly known as poppadom in the west is eaten as a  starter, snack or accompaniment with Indian meals. Most Indian restaurants serve them an assortment of chutneys as a starter. It is usually made from urad flour which you can find in most Indian grocery stores. Homemade papad is quite easy to prepare…

Aloo Tikki

When I was a child my family would refer to me as ‘Aloo queen.’ Literal translation ‘Potato Queen.’  When I was handed any potato dish I would devour the dish so quickly, leaving my mother shocked as I would normally be that one irritating child who would take hours to finish her food. The name…

Paneer Pakoras

Paneer Pakoras.. succulent pieces of soft paneer coated in a crisp, golden batter. These are perfect with a cup of tea and a hit with children and adults alike! As a student I don’t have time to make paneer myself, so I always keep a pack or two of processed paneer and keep in in…

Chilli Paneer Dry

Chilli Paneer is one of the most sought after Indo- Chinese dishes. When I go out to eat, the one dish I order all the time is Chilli Paneer. Normally a starter, I am known to order it as one of my main dishes. Tender Paneer cubes coated in a tangy chilli sauce, this dish…