Achari Baingan(pickled eggplant curry) with Marwari Red Chili Pickle

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Achari Baingan(pickled eggplant curry) made with Marwari Stuffed Red Chili Pickle. This is my mom-in-laws idea. She uses this pickle to make stuffed Okra and stuffed Bittergourd. The pickle, fennel and coriander make a nice masala for the baby eggplants and an amazing recipe. First picture is the eggplants all arranged and ready to cook… 

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Saunf aur Kalonji Waale Aloo Shimla Mirch(Potatoes and bell peppers flavored with Fennel and Nigella)

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I make the usual dry Potatoes and green Bell pepper stir fry type of main dish often. This one has red bell pepper as well and is flavored a bit differently, with some Fennel(Saunf) and Nigella(Kalonji). Fennel and Nigella seeds give the dish a slight pickley effect. Most indian pickles have a good amount of… 

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Daal Series: Green Mung Daal with burnt garlic Tadka!

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Another simple lentil soup side dish. This one is whole green mung beans(green gream) tempered with slightly burnt garlic and spices! The slightly burnt garlic goes really well with the whole mung bean! Serve hot with a side of dry vegetable preparation, indian flat bread and pickle! Ingredients: 2/3 cup green mung beans soaked 2… 

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Strawberry Icecream Loaf!

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Its still a bit cold here, so the icecreams in the freezer have been sitting since the past months looking at me and saying “Use me, before I end up in compost”.. So I picked out the Dreyers Strawberry Icecream and used up a nice chunk of it in the bread. I love strawberries in… 

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Everyday Quick Chole/ chana masala! (garbanzo beans curry)

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Another variation of the chole recipe! I need to make some Rajma (red kidney beans curry) too again someday.. but hubbs is not a fan.. till then its going to garbanzo beans(chickpeas), black chickpeas, and black eyes peas curries ! Other chole recipes. palak chole, kadhai chole and another everyday chole ! Ingredients: 1 teaspoon… 

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Quick Methi Malai Paneer Mutter!

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This is a quickie, not necessarily authentic, but super tasty 4 sure! Methi(Fenugreek) Malai(Cream) Paneer(Cottage cheese) Mutter(Green Peas)! Ingredients: 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 teaspoon butter 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste 1/2 teaspoon garam masala (or cumin, coriander, cinnamon, clove powders) 2 tablespoons dried fenugreek leaves (methi) 1 cup cream or whole milk 1/2 cup… 

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