Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Mixed saag

JAMMU is all set to enjoy winters with lots of local saag and white makhhan, Desi ghee and also the waist meter is deliberately hidden.

Saag is not boiling and blending into paste and then tadka with lot of onion tomatoes to kill the actual flavors.

For Dogra households saag is just chopping leaves very fine. Then stir frying and cooking in its own juices. Throw in green chillies and it's ready with just few spices.

Mixed saag

baby spinach 1/2 kg
Mooli leaves fresh 250 gms
Coriander leaves bunch
Soy leaves /dill leaves 100 gms
Few methi leaves
Red chilli flakes 1 tsp
Desi ghee generous
Hing pinch
Haldi 1/2 tsp
Zeera powder 1 tsp
Green chilies
Salt to taste


Wash n chop all leaves very fine .

In wok heat Desi ghee. Add hing, splutter, Add saags and stir fry and cover. Cook in very low flame. When saag half cooked, add spices and green chilies. Cook till ghee leaves sides.

Enjoy with Rotis.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Adrak instant pickle

Adrak instant pickle


Adrak/ginger root 250 gms
Red chili flakes 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp.
Rai powder 1 tsp
Mustard oil
Galagal khatta 1/2 cup

Wash and peel adrak. Cut half in thin strips and grate another half quantity.
In pan heat MO, When smokey, add adrak strips and grated one. Saute. Add all spices and saute at lower heat. Check the rawness of all spices vanish but adrak should not loose its crunch
Add Galagal juice and switch off flame. Let it cool and store in airtight container and enjoy
Alternate method
Soak strips in white vinegar overnight. Next day ginger strips turn pink. Discard the vinegar and use strips and Sautee in oil n spices for minute.
No need to add Galagal juice.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Til ki chutney

End of December is Strom cooking

. It has lots of dips, chutneys and sides for the celebration of new year eve.

Here's a chutney which is Very suitable for winters and go well with salads., fries etc

Til ki chutney

White Til 1 cup
Coriander leaves handful
Green chilli 2
Black salt
Red chilli flakes pinch
Sugar 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice 1/4 cup

Toast Til on tawa

Grind all except lemon juice in sil batta. Add lemon juice and enjoy

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Bun tikki

Old times never get fade from over memory

We remember them a lot and crave for that non branded  street foods which we have  relished outside our college /university campus.

They were fresh and all were made in front of your eyes.  
One thing was tikki bun which could beat your burger
Wahi college Wala bun tikki

Bun Tikki


Buns 2-3
Boiled potato 3
Bread 2 slices (sides cut)
Paneer 250 gms
Corn flour 3 tbsp
Hawkers Masala
Roasted crushed zeera 1 tsp
Red chilli flakes 1 tsp
Chaat masala  1 tsp

For tikki - In a bowl  mix mashed potatoes, paneer, corn flour,  crushed wet bread slices. Add salt, red chilli powder and make round tikki and fry till crispy
Then cut the bun and make  cavity in center.  Heat bun over Tawa and put masala inside the bun and press crunchy tikki with hand little and place inside hot bun.   Serve with choice of chutney and sprinkle done masala over it. 

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Almond chikki

Come winters and Indian mothers have lot of munching bites for their kids. Whether ladoo, chikkis, panjiris or nimkis.

Here's quick recipe for chikkis

Almond chikki


Almonds chopped 1 cup
Jaggery/gud chopped 1/2 kg
desi ghee 2 tbsp

In a thick wok add ghee and chopped jaggery. Let it melts completely with constant stirring.
Take off flame and add chopped almonds.
Mix well.
Take greased plate n spread it evenly with knife or spatula before the mixture gets cooled.
Let it set for one hour.
Cut in desired shape

These are pure desi style rocky roads.
You can use mixed nuts and dark plain chocolate too in place of jaggery

Friday, December 1, 2017

Saag mutton

Saag mutton

Winters special

1 kg of Mutton
1/2 kg spinach (Palak)
2 Tomatoes grated
2 Onions fine chopped
1 tsp. of feared Ginger (Adrak)
1 tsp. Coriander Powder
1 tsp. Red Chilli Powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp. Garlic Paste
Garam masala 2 tsp
1 ladle Cooking Oil
Add oil in a pressure cooker and heat.
Add the grated ginger, garlic and fine chopped onion and fry the onions for a few seconds. Add mutton and bhuno for, 20. Mins at low heat.
Add tomato puree and cook till oil leaves sides.
Add fine chopped palak nd mix. Cook till palak reduces to half qty.
Add salt and spices
Add enough water. Close the pressure pan and allow the meat to cook until soft. Or till 3-4 whistles
Open lid and simmer till water dries up
Add garam masala
Just bhuno meat in palak till oil leaves sides .
If necessary, add little water to get a gravy.
Serve with rice

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Kong kehwa

Good morning

Kong kehwa

It's very shahi kehwa where green leaves (kashmiri kehwa tea leaves) brewed with saffron threads.
Kashmiri Kong kehwa
Saffron Kehwa
(for 1 cup of tea)
1/4 tsp kashmiri kehwa tea leaves.
1 inch long piece of daalcheeni (Cinnamon).
2 elaichi (Cardamom).
2 threads of kesar /Kong (Saffron).
2 Almonds crushed
Put 11/2 cups of water in a pan.
Add Sugar, crushed cinnamon .Boil it for 1 minute.
Add tea leaves and boil for 30 seconds and filter it.
Now add cardamom (Crushed), saffron and crushed almonds.
Serve hot

Friday, September 22, 2017




Sabudana ( 1 cup)
Boiled potato 2
Roasted peanuts 10-12
Cumin seeds (1 tsp)
Green chillies finely chopped 2
Ginger finely chopped 1tsp
Red chilli flakes 1 tsp
Rock salt
Oil (for frying)


Soak sabudana in water for 3-4hours in plenty of water
. Strain and wash well under running water so that all starch go away. You get sabudana pearls.

Crush peanuts, green chilli n ginger in grind. Coarse crush.

Mix boiled mashed potato, sabudana pearls, green Coarse mixture, salt, zeera, red chilli flakes
. Mix well.
Using your wet palms, make balls

Heat oil in a kadhai and deep-fry the Sabudana Vadas. Serve with chilled dahi.

Ps:- please be careful while frying vadas and keep yourself away from wok. Sabudana may pop up

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Jammu Wali Kachaloo ki Chaat

Jai Mata di

Navratris are in full swing. Jammu is all set for nine days fasting and feasting.
Too much cooking and lots of fun.
Here a recipe for Jammu ki favourite Kachaloo ki chaat. Pure Falahari chaat

Navratra special

Jammu Wali Kachaloo ki Chaat

Boiled Kachaloo (Taro) 1 kg
Roasted ajwain 1 tsp
Red chilli flakes 2 tsp
Crushed green chilli 1
Kala namak 1/2 tsp
Tamarind pulp 2 tbsp dissolved in 1/4 cup water.
Juice of one lemon.


Peel and cut kachaloo into bite size pieces.
put in mixing bowl.
Add all ingredients .
Mix well with spoon gently.
Serve immediately.
Chaat is ready

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Vaishno Devi wali Chaat

JAI Mata Di

Chaats are Indian Heartbeat . You find it in every nook and corner of India.

Many varieties , hot or cold, crunchy or mushy . It's full meal in itself

Almost everyone has visited Vaishno Devi Mandir . You must have tasted Chaat on enroute to Mata ka darbaar .

It's very spicy, fruity and fulfilling . So here's recipe

Vaishno Devi wali Chaat


Boiled potato 1
Boiled taro root (kachaloo) 1
Banana 1
Cucumber 1
Tamarind pulp 1 tbsp
Roasted carrom seeds/ajwain 1 Tsp
Black salt
Red chilli flakes


Mix tamarind pulp in 3_4 tbsp water .
Peel and cut potato, taro root in big cubes.
Cut cucumber and Banana in bite size pieces .
In big bowl , add potato,taro , banana, cucumber . Mix well. Add salt, red chilli flakes , carrom seeds and tamarind pulp with water.
Mix everything well and serve immediately.
PS :- you can add other fruits like apple, pomegranate etc .

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Dilkhush Raita

When you are confused between various Raitas and could not reach on the decision which one to make ,. Here is dilkhush Raita ( a combo of many riatas)

Only one thing to keep in mind is qty of ingredients used . Otherwise it will be mess .

Dilkhush Raita 

Full fat Curd 2 cups
Milk 1/2 cup
Boiled potato 1
Small onion chopped 1
Small tomato chopped 1
Cucumber 1/2
Roasted crushed zeera 2 Tsp
Black salt
Red chilli flakes


Chill boiled potato with skin in refrigerator for one hour. Peel and cut in small cubes

Peel and grate cucumber and keep aside

Whisk curd and milk in big bowl with fork. Add black salt . Mix well.

Add grated cucumber. Mix
Add potato, onion and tomato. Mix well with fork.

Add red chilli flakes and crushed cumin .

Serve chilled .

PS:-. This is so tasty that you will make it again Nd again

Mixed saag

JAMMU is all set to enjoy winters with lots of local saag and white makhhan, Desi ghee and also the waist meter is deliberately hidden. Saag...