Category Archives: Indian

Dahi Ke kebabs (Hung Curd Kebabs) | The Novice Housewife

On a recent trip to Delhi, I was served these really delish Dahi ke kebabs (kebabs made from hung curd) and a reminder photograph on one of the food related facebook groups I am a part of gave me the nudge to try making these kebabs at home.

These kebabs are vegetarian kebabs and are made from mixing hung curd with onions, garlic, ginger and green chillies. Bread crumbs and roasted gram flour are used to bind the dough together. You could deep or shallow fry them and once eaten they melt in your mouth. It makes a great appetizer to serve at your dinner party.

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Our companion on our trip.

If you have been following my facebook or instagram page, you must have seen a picture or two of my trip to Kasauli recently. Since I have not entered the kitchen to make anything Indian in the longest time, I thought I will just share my experience and pictures from that recent day trip I made with my family and family friends.

Kasauli is a small town located in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Its a hill station about two hours drive from Chandigarh (where I am presently staying). Our family friends were planning to spend two nights in Kasauli and asked my parents to come along as well. Since I was free (kind of) for a day I tagged along.

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A simple and easy prawns (shrimp) dish made with garlic and curry leaves.

Prawns in Garlic and Curry leaves | The Novice Housewife

In my last post (which was two weeks back- I know, sorry! my bad!) I talked to you about the food we had in Goa. Once back to the cold of the north, and missing all the good sea food that we feasted on in Goa, I decided to try my hands at making some prawns.

I wanted something garlicky and spicy and I wanted curry leaves. If you know me, you know my love for curry leaves. Seriously, its my favorite indian ingredient. That and cumin seeds. Freshly roasted cumin powder, to be precise. And garlic. I love garlic. And this dish has two of those ingredients. A winner in my opinion.

Though I made this dish on the drier side, a little coconut milk in it would make this the perfect prawn gravy dish. Yup. I love coconut milk too. But that’s an experiment for another day.

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