Trip to a grocery store

If someone is wondering, what kind of items you buy from grocery store in India and if it is different than visiting super market in Finland, I would have to say no, it is not so much different. Some items vary, some vegetables I haven’t seen in Finland and I don’t know their names, but the basic concept is pretty much the same. Today I paid a visit to Food…

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Shahi Paneer

  Save Print Shahi Paneer Author: http://www.rakskitchen.net/2011/09/shahi-paneer-paneer-recipes.html   Ingredients 200g paneer, cubed 1 onion, cubed 4 tomatoes, cubed 3 cloves of garlic, chopped 1 green chili, chopped 1 inch of ginger, chopped 2 pods of cardamom 1 tsp red chili powder ½ tsp garam masala powder ½ tsp black pepper powder ½ dl of milk (I used cream) oil for frying salt Instructions Heat oil in pan, add cardamom, green chili,…

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Urad dal

I want to travel to Zürich again! I had a wonderful dream, in which I visited my favorite restaurant in the world, Hiltl. I have to go there again next time I get an opportunity. Meanwhile, I have to settle for my own cooking. Although, I was told that I’m starting to get belly, so I might have to consider including some healthy choices to my menu :). Maybe next…

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Vangibath

Nepal can wait, or maybe better yet, I have to wait Nepal for little longer. My flight got cancelled, and with this short notice, I can only find little too expensive flights for my taste. I go there sometimes else, with better time, five days is too short time anyways. Instead Nepal, I decided to visit Sri Lanka. But I haven’t booked any flights, accommodation or nothing yet, so lets…

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Tomato-Spinach Masala

Yes, this is invented dish just to get rid of spinach before it gets bad :). Same way as my chives paneer to get rid of chives (ready tomorrow, I’m excited to get taste that). Many great dishes get invented this way, trying to get rid of leftovers. Maybe these are not one of those, but still good 🙂   Save Print Tomato-Spinach Masala   Ingredients 1 bunch of spinach,…

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Gobi Palak Kofta

I still have so much cauliflower in my fridge and thanks to helpful salesman yesterday, I have some excess spinach as well. I really would like to try out new vegetables, like those small eggplants I keep seeing everywhere and lady fingers, but what can you do, I can’t just throw away perfectly good vegetables. So, what to do with cauliflower and spinach? I tried Google: “Gobi Palak”. I got…

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Palak Paneer

Yesterday I made paneer and left it under pressure for 24 hours. Today it had nice firm cheese! I was even little surprised how easy it was to do, and how proper the result was. At first it didn’t separate properly, although I used juice of two limes, same amount I used last time and then it was enough for one liter of milk. Unfortunately those were my last two…

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Paneer, paneer

This time two easy paneer recipes. Save Print Home-made Paneer Author: (based on several recipes on Internet)   Ingredients 1l milk 2 limes Old shirt to make a cheese cloth Instructions Put milk on sauce pot, heat until it boils-allmost boils Remove pot from the stove, squeeze juice of limes to milk, stir whole time Stir until curd separates Allow to cool half an hour Strain through cheese cloth in a…

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Paneer Manchurian and Fried veg rice, parcel

  Save Print Paneer Manchurian and Fried veg rice, parcel   Ingredients ~80 rupees (1.25eur) + 20 rupees if you want to drink musambi juice while waiting Instructions Walk to nearest restaurant, make your order, wait around 10 to 15 minutes 3.5.3208

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Ginger Cauliflower

I bough a very big cauliflower from a 10 years (or so) old boy selling vegetables. He gave me a good price and he is my new favorite vegetable vendor. But now I have to put cauliflower into every dish. I even tried to get rid of it by feeding parts of it (the green parts) to a cow near my apartment. But still I have so much left!  Inspired…

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