Shan – Chicken Tikka masala

Shan Chicken Tikka Masala

Shan Chicken Tikka Masala

I used this masala to make Chicken Tikka last week. It turned out really good. Its really easy and convenient to make.

Chicken tikka

Chicken tikka

Brand: Shan Chicken Tikka masala

Net wt: 50 gs

Price: Rs. 60

Validity: 3 yrs

Rating: 4 on 5

 

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Ratatouille

I love Ratatouille !

ratatouille

ratatouille

It a French side-dish but I have it as a main course.

I perused quite a few recipes and finally put them together and came up with my own mix of ‘way to make ratatouille’.

Ratatouille is a heady mix of tomatoes, veggies, garlic and herbs, tossed together. A bowlful of this and you are quite satiated for a while.

 

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Creamy Potato & Pasta salad

potato n pasta salad

potato n pasta salad

I love making this salad as my hubby relishes it. Its easy to make, versatile (use whatever ingredients you have at the moment at home), mix, refrigerate and eat when you want.

The original recipe is one I picked over the years from the net. However, I fine-tuned it to my taste. The above pic has potato, green peas, egg, carrots and macaroni tossed in creamy dressing. One can delete or add any element.

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Samrat Restaurant

This is by far one of the best restaurants to have a vegetarian thali in Mumbai. They also have an extensive a la carte. Samrat has a huge following for both – the thali and a la carte. I went there last night for dinner. A meal for 4 costed us Rs. 1401, which included a 6% service charge.

2 of us ordered a thali. It includes buttermilk, 3 snacks ( we got dhokla, samosa and ghoogra), salad, phulka, puranpoli, puri, papad, 3 vegetables (we got rawa, aloo rasa and paneer makhanwala), oondhiya, dal, kadhi and dahi wada. Then we could choose from steamed rice, pulao or khichdi – i chose khichdi. All this is unlimited. As desserts, we could choose any two from options of gulab jamun, rasgulla, walnut halwa and shirkhand (which is limited). I elected for gulab jamun and walnut halwa. The thali is for Rs. 355 for a Sunday dinner.

Had a great dinner. Totally stuffed.

thali

thali

julab jamun

julab jamun

walnut halwa

walnut halwa

A la carte order was a Vegetable Makhanwala with a Chili Garlic Naan and a Stuffed Paratha.

The Vegetable Makhanwala was excellent. At Rs. 260 it easily served 2.

vegetable makhanwala

vegetable makhanwala

The Chili Garlic Naan was perfect, as was the Stuffed Paratha (it was an aloo paratha). Naan for Rs. 95 and Paratha for Rs. 75.

chili garlic naan and aloo paratha

chili garlic naan and aloo paratha

My 2 companions completed their meal by ordering a Malai Kulfi. Price at Rs. 110 it was exceptional. I would say its a must to order this anytime one goes there.

malai kulfi

malai kulfi

 

Sai Bhaji

Sai Bhaji is a Sindhi dish. It is made with dal, spinach and other vegetables cooked together. It’s had with yellow masala rice (rice made yellow by adding turmeric powder) or then with Bhugal rice (rice browned with onions and masala).

sai bhaji

sai bhaji

Its one of the dishes I like from the Sindhi cuisine and, my hubby loves it. He can eat it often (one of the few vegetarian dishes he adores). Add a spoonful of curd and enjoy.

sai bhaji with rice n curd

sai bhaji with rice n curd

Paneer Tikka Masala

My husband loves to cook and try new recipes, but mainly non-vegetarian. Recently, when he said he would try a new dish, I requested it to be vegetarian. He surfed the web, downloaded the recipe for Paneer Tikka Masala and we had that for lunch with phulkas. I loved the dish.

He mailed me the recipe and now I make it quite often. I made it yesterday for lunch. Its got a great taste and gives the essence of having a restaurant-styled meal at home. Have it with butter naan and you feel you are dining out at a good restaurant.

paneer tikka masala

paneer tikka masala

This recipe is from cookingandme.com.

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