Paneer Jalfrezi (Paneer with vegetables and spices)

Hello everyone! Today’s recipe is Paneer Jalfrezi. Jalfrezi is derived from the Bengali word jhal, which means spicy. But your version doesn’t need to be very spicy. Alter the spices as per your taste buds.

Paneer Jalfrezi

Hope y’all are having a great November! As 2017 is coming to an end, I’m focused on things that I want to accomplish by the end of the year. Some days are very successful, others not so much – but there’s progress and that’s what matters!

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Methi Pulao (Fenugreek leaves pulao)

Today’s recipe is for one of my favorite dishes – methi pulao or fenugreek leaves pulao. I know some people are turned off by the bitterness of these leafy greens, but they are super healthy. They are used to make a variety of dishes like theplas, methi chicken, aloo methi and of course, methi pulao.

Methi Pulao or Fenugreek leaves pulao

I’m a sucker for fresh methi, so I buy them frequently from the Indian grocery store. I remove the leaves from the stems and store them in air tight containers lined with paper towels. This way, they last at least a week or two.

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Carrot Thoran (Kerala Style Carrot Stir Fry)

When I was growing up, we lived in Calicut, Kerala for four years. I have fond memories of that place. The warm people, the food, and the beach – oh, the beach!

Today’s recipe is Carrot Thoran, a Kerala style stir fry. Thoran can be made with any finely chopped vegetable of your choice. Typically they are made of cabbage, carrots, beans or spinach leaves. The addition of grated coconut, shallots and cumin seeds elevate the flavors of this simple dish.  

Carrot Thoran

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