Indian delicacy: Paneer Butter Masala


Paneer (cottage cheese) butter masala is a North Indian delicacy . It’s complete veg dish which is less spicy but tangy and tasty.

The recipe is below :

Ingredients :

Butter – 3 tablespoons,

Cottage cheese- 250 gms , in medium cubes,

Tomato puree/ paste – 2 cups,

Cashew paste – 1 cup,

Ginger paste – 1 tablespoon,

Green chilli- 3 or 4 chopped,

Salt and sugar- as per taste,

Red chilly powder – 1 teaspoon,

Cream- 1 tablespoon.

Garam masala ( cloves, green cardamoms, cinnamons, bay leaf)

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1. Add the butter in a pan . Once heated add the garam masala.

2. Add ginger paste to the oil and stir till the raw smell of ginger goes away. Then add the tomato purée.

3. Cook for sometime till the tomato starts releasing oil. Add the cashew paste and stir.

4. Add water and make the paste smooth. Add sugar and salt as per taste ( sweet enough so that it’s not extra tangy) .

5. Then add green chilli.

6. Once the gravy becomes thick enough, add the cubes of cottage cheese.

7. Cook in low flame for minimum 10 mins.

8. Add the cream and coriander leaves on top and serve.

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Enjoy the taste 🙂

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Indian Delicacy : Dhania Chicken


I am not someone who cooks regularly but I seriously love cooking. Cooking works as source of relaxation and happiness to me just like painting does 🙂

This weekend I prepared one of the Indian delicacy which is very easily prepared yet super tasty. As I uploaded its picture on Facebook , many of my friends and relatives asked me for the recipe. So I decided to post the recipe on my blog , so that not only my friends but the recipe reach out to food lovers all across the globe. P.S Dhania means coriander..

The recipe is below :

Ingredients : (quantity may vary as per requirements)

approx 800gm chicken,

green chillies  – 6 or 7,

coriander leaves – 2 big bunch,

tomato – 2 medium size,

onion- 2 medium size, finely chopped.

Sour yoghurt – 1/2 cup,

ginger and garlic paste – 1 teaspoon each,

turmeric,

salt and sugar as per taste,

cumin powder,

bay leaves – 2 ,

garam masala ( cloves 7, green cardamoms 4, small cinnamon bars- 4 )

white oil.

Procedure :

1. Make a smooth paste with coriander leaves , tomatoes, yoghurt , 4 chillies and salt.

2. Marinate the chicken with one tablespoon of yoghurt, pinch of turmeric.

3. In a pan heat 3 teaspoon approx of white oil, add Garam masala and bay leaves to it.

4. Add onions to the oil , pinch of salt and fry till light brown. Then add the ginger garlic paste.

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5. Once the onion is soft , add the marinated chicken. Toss it well. Add one teaspoon of cumin powder to it and cook further.

6. When the chicken starts releasing oil, add the coriander paste and cook for 10 mins on low flame and closed lid.

7. Add few more chopped raw green chillies to it and cook till the chicken is super soft. Add more salt as required and half teaspoon sugar.

8. Once the chicken is ready , serve it hot with rice or roti or paratha.

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Let me know whether you liked it after trying it out  🙂

Chocolate, Coffee & Chicago <3


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This picture was shot during my trip to chicago with husband in July at Ghirardelli chocolate shop. I just cant forget the yumminess of the cold chocolate which you can see above..

Coffee, chocolate and Chicago !! What else to ask for !!

You guys enjoy the picture.

Pure Pleasure !! Le Ice-cream……………..


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ICE-CREAM ! ICE-CREAM ! ICE-CREAM!!

O Lord !! This is something I die for.

Whenever I wish to get indulged in pure pleasure I opt for ice-cream. Ice-cream is something I am madly in love with. Whatever be the taste, flavour, shape I crave for all of them.

I have tasted a variety of ice-cream till date but the picture of the ice-cream I have shared above is one of the yummiest amongst them. This ice-cream was suggested to me by my husband from the famous ice-cream brand parlor named HAAGEN-DAZS (an American brand). Though initially I was reluctant to have it but later I went on saying thanks to him for introducing me to such great taste. This particular ice-cream was of raspberry flavour which had an unique tangy taste.. The ice-cream was served with chocolate sauce which was a perfect compliment to it.

This ice-cream still takes takes me to the “ice-cream lala land” and I am again looking forward to taste it soon.

If you have Haagen-dazs parlor near you then do go and grab it asap !!

Enjoy!!

soo short story !! (two)


One fine afternoon . It was too sunny, she was waiting for her favourite food to be delivered. She hated the sun . Standing in the queue he came closer and in front of her to give shade. They looked deep into each others eye and fell in love once again.

She knew He was her MR.PERFECT. She started loving the sun and waited for the sun to be there forever 🙂 ❤

p.s I guess my this short story of life resembles that of many of you lovebirds..