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Sichuan Chilli Sauce | Easy Homemade Sichuan Sauce | Sichuan Paneer | Sichuan Peppers

Sichuan Chilli Sauce makes amazing number of recipes made using Sichuan Peppecorns. This variation of pepper can be just used like black pepper powder but gives that nice zing as well as a flavorful spiciness to the recipe. Attempted making a Chindian style sauce to suit our liking. Used Kashmiri Chillies for the color and Long Red Chillies for the Spiciness along with Sichuan Peppers.
2 tablespoons - Sichuan peppercorns
10 nos - Kashmiri Red Chillies
10 nos - Long Red Chillies
10 pods - Garlic
1 tablespoon - Ginger
4 tablespoon - Peanut / Sesame Oil
1 teaspoon - Salt

To make the sauce:
Pour hot water in to a bowl and allow chillies to completely soak in for an hour.

Fry the sichuan pepper corns in oil until smoky and set aside.

Make a smooth paste of the drained red chillies by scrapping the sides of the mixer and remove them. Add the peppercorns grind it to coarse powder and remove it.

In to the oil add garlic, ginger saute well add chilly mixture, pepper corns mix, salt and cook un…

Delhi Style Kulcha | How to make Kulchas at Home | Plain Wheat Kulchas | Matar Kulcha

These typical Delhi Street Style Matar and Kulcha had always made me crave whenever i came across the picture on any social medias. No way this is a replica of those gorgeous ones but yet a fulfilling feeling when i made these at home. Kept it guilt free by making with wheat / atta and didnt made it drip in ghee / butter. Also baked it to give that bread feel, its easy to make in stove top too. Have tried with baking soda / powder which is a easy task but yeast brought in that perfect texture which i was looking for.

Served these soft wheat Kulches with Matar Chole, Kachumber thinly sliced, Haree Chutney and Fried Green Chillies and Mango Lassi.

What Flour - 2 cups
Semolina / Sooji - 1/4 cup
Instant Dry Yeast - 1 teaspoon
Salt - 1 teaspoon
Sugar - 1 teaspoon
Curd / Yogurt - 1/2 cup
Oil - 1 tablespoon
Warm Water as required to mix the dough

Mix all of the above in a deep bowl and make into soft dough.

Cover and allow to raise for 1 and 1/2 hours - 2 hours or until it almost dou…


Aamras is one of the most desired dessert at North Indian Homes this mango season. Lightly chilled aamras and hot fluffy pooris are match made in heaven. Alphonso variety mangoes are the much preferred to make this dish. These mangoes are naturally sweet and addition of sugar is not a necessity. If its bit sour powdered jaggery / brown sugar / honey couple of tablespoons would help maintain the sweetness. Organically ripen mangoes are widely available in super markets its is safe to buy them though they are slightly on a higher price.

Ingredients: 2 large - Mangoes 1/4 cup - Brown Sugar / Jaggery powdered 1/4 cup - Milk / Water 1/2 tsp - Cardamom powder 1/3 tsp - Saffron strands

Instructions: Peel the skin of the mangoes and puree the pulp with brown sugar / jaggery and milk / water until smooth in a blender. Transfer to a bowl add cardamom powder, saffron strands give a good mix and refrigerate for half hour. Serve with hot poori / chappathi of your choice with chilled aamras.


Paneer Makhani, is sooper easy to make and delicious restaurant style dish. A flavorful recipe with minimal ingredients, still a rich creamy dish it makes. Pan frying the paneer cubes makes and adding to the gravy makes it crunchy yet soft insde. 

What you need:
Paneer - 1 pkt
Onion - 1 no
Ginger - 1 tsp, grated
Green Chilli - 1 no
Tomato Puree - 1 cup
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Jeera Powder - 1/4 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Kasuri methi - 1 tsp
Butter - 1 tbsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Full cream milk / fresh cream - 1/2 cup

How to make:
Pan fry paneer cubes in oil until crunchy on all sides remove and set aside.

In the same pan heat butter splutter cumin seeds, make a paste of onion, green chillies, ginger and add now to the pan and cook until raw smell leaves. 

Add tomato puree, chilli powder, jeera powder, salt mix well and cook in medium heat until it thickens. 

Place the fried paneer cubes, add garam masala,  give a gentle mix add milk / cream whatever you using give a mix and swit…


Puffed Bajra bhel is with mild masala flavored and it is completely gluten free. This savory Bajra works well as a perfect evening snack for kids. You also get plain Puffed Bajra and other variety of puffed millets too in Organic Shops. I went in for a mildly flavored bajra with very little chilli powder, grama masala and salt.  Un flavored puffed millets can be used as a morning cereal when added with milk, nuts and fruits.

They make a healthier option than the artificially flavored cereal flakes sold in shops. Including of millets in diet is a much necessary requirement for a fitter n better lifestyle. Replaced papdi with millet flakes which gives the same crunchy texture to the bhel. Also added sprouted moong for protein intake. Potatoes can be avoided if you feel than you dont need more carbs to ur day. Green chutney n tamarind chutney were in stock so just chopped everything, mixed them and my healthier, tastier bhel was ready in minutes.

Puffed Bajra - 2 cups
Millet …

Kachhe Kele Kofta Curry | Raw Plantain Kofta Masala

Kachke kele ke kofte / Raw Plantain / Vazhakkai Koftas in curry makes a welcome change to usual dal for Indian breads. It also makes a great snacking option for evening. Some koftas can be reserved and added to a spicy gravy for dinner time. Dry fruits and nuts can be stuffed inside the koftas for the kids, and any other untouched vegetable like beets / greens can also be added with the koftas. 

This was the lunch box that was packed today Raw Mango salad with a spicy ripe red chilli dressing, Phulkas, Kofta Masala, Orange and Mint Infused water.

For the Koftas:
Raw Plantain - 1 no
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1/2 tsp
Jeera Powder - 1/2 tsp
Green Chillies - 1 no

For the Stuffing:
Paneer - 1/2 cup, crumbled
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Black pepper powder - pinch
Fresh coriander - 1 tbsp

For the Masala:
Onion - 1 no
Tomatoes - 2 nos
Green Chilli - 1no
Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Milk / Fresh Cream - 1 /4 cup
Fresh Coriande…