RECIPE: Palak Paneer: Spinach Splendor

(Above): Palak Paneer (Vansh A. Gupta/Siliconeer)It’s a vegetarian treat that you can find on every North Indian restaurant’s menu. A curry that is both rich and healthy and goes well with rice or rotis. Chef Sanjay Patel shows you how to make it at home.Ingredients:½ lb. paneer (Indian cheese, cube


RECIPE: Mughlai Delight: Vegetable Rogan Josh

(Above): Vegetable Rogan Josh [Photo: Amar D. Gupta/Siliconeer]Vegetarians need not be deprived of the delights of Mughlai cuisine, as chef Sanjay Patel shows you how to make a vegetarian version of an old Mughlai favorite.Ingredients1½ lb diced mixed vegetables, ½ inch-sized diced cubes2 cups water


RECIPE: From Italy, With Love: Saffron Cannoli

(Above): Saffron Cannoli [Photo: Amar D. Gupta | Siliconeer]A sweet treat from the Italian restaurants and bakeries can also be made in your kitchen. Chef Sanjay Patel shows how to make this exquisite dessert.Ingredients: Cannoli Shells • 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting • 1½ tbsp


SILICONEER RECIPE: A Potato Feast: Kashmiri Dum Aloo

(Above): Kashmiri Dum Aloo. [Photo: Amar D. Gupta | Siliconeer]A perennial favorite, this potato dish is featured on every top North Indian restaurant’s menu. Chef Sanjay Patel shows how to make it at home.Ingredients:• 1 lb. baby potatoes• 1 tbsp Kashmiri red chili powder or deghi mirch • 1 t


RECIPE: Royal Fare: Chicken Kofta

(Above): Chicken Kofta [Photo: Amar D. Gupta/Siliconeer]This ‘Shahi’ treat made from chicken is sure to appease even the most epicurean food enthusiast, writes Chef Sanjay Patel.IngredientsFor the Kofta500 gm chicken minced2 tsp ginger paste2 tsp garlic paste2 tbsp roasted gram flour1 tsp cumin powd


RECIPE: Veggie Antipasto: Bruschetta

(Above): Bruschetta [Amar D. Gupta/Siliconeer]From Italy, here’s a veggie hors d’oeuvre, that’s a hit with all ages and a great way to start a party feast, writes Rashmi Bajoria.Ingredients1 loaf garlic bread, (French baguette may also be used)6 medium size Roma tomatoes1 medium size red onion6-8 ba


RECIPE: Flavor from the East: Saffron Pistachio Cheesecake

(Above): Saffron Pistachio Cheesecake [Amar D. Gupta/Siliconeer]Pistachio and saffron are two ingredients in some of the most delicious desserts back home, now they are infused with a favorite dessert of the West. Chef Sanjay Patel shows how.Ingredients:Crust:6 tbsp unsalted butter1½ cups graham cra


RECIPE: Tangy Twist: Orange Chicken

(Above): Orange Chicken [Photo: Amar D. Gupta/Siliconeer]Chef Sanjay Patel shows you how adding a desi flavor to this Chinese dish can work wonders when you want to please the adults and kids alike.Ingredients1 tbsp peanut oil1 shallot, finely chopped¼ white onion, chopped2 tbsp butter2 tsp lemon ju


RECIPE: Sizzling Veggies: Achari Baingan

(Above): Achari Baingan (eggplants) [Photo: Amar D. Gupta/Siliconeer]Vegetarians can look forward to a hot and spicy evolution of eggplant in this recipe, writes Chef Sanjay Patel.IngredientsTo be mixed into a marinade2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste1 tsp chili powder1/2 tsp turmeric powdersalt to taste1


RECIPE: Festive Dessert: Chocolate Gulab Jamun

(Above): Chocolate Gulab Jamun (Photo: Amar D. Gupta/Siliconeer)As the festive season arrives, the need to have savory sweets to offer to your guests is on everyone’s mind. Here’s one that is sure to surprise even the most demanding, writes Chef Sanjay Patel.Ingredients1 cup Carnation milk powder½ c


RECIPE: Quick and Tasty: Pav Chaat

(Above): Pav Chaat [Photo: Amar D. Gupta/Siliconeer]If you have frequent visitors, this is a good fix. It’s sweet, spicy, tangy and quick. Chef Sanjay Patel shows you how to make this snack.Ingredients4 bread buns cut in quarter and toasted100 gms fried chana dal100 gms fried seasoned peanuts1 red o


RECIPE: Fiery and Delicious: Bhuna Vegetables

(Above): Bhuna Vegetables [Photo: Amar D. Gupta/Siliconeer]If you are in the mood for a romantic dinner with just one or two veggies, consider this to be one of them. Chef Sanjay Patel shows you how make it.IngredientsFor the Sauce:2 tbsp peanut oil1 tbsp margarine1 large onion chopped1 tbsp minced


RECIPE: Hot Desi Favorite: Aloo Matar Ka Samosa

(Above): Aloo Matar Ka Samosa [Photo: Siliconeer]Immensely popular as a snack between movies or cricket, or an appetizer at any desi party, this North Indian treat is loved the world over. Chef Sanjay Patel adds a sweet touch to this hot snack and shows you how to make it.IngredientsFor the cover:1


ARCHIVES: RECIPE: Tasty Treat: Paneer Chaatwala | Siliconeer | May 2011

(Above): Paneer Chaatwala [Photo: Siliconeer]Here is a recipe for a zesty, filling appetizer that is rich in taste and proteins as well. Mamta Jain shows how to make it.IngredientsFor the cover:4 red onions cut at length2 cups paneer cut in ¾ or 1 inch cubes2 green chilies finely chopped1 tsp ginger


ARCHIVES: Recipe: Sweet Treat: Fruity Nutty Custard | Siliconeer | June 2011

(Above): Fruity Nutty Custard [Photo: Vansh A. Gupta | Siliconeer]If you have kids, you know, summer time often means getting creative in the kitchen. Shila Agarwal shows you how to beat the heat with a cool and delicious dessert.IngredientsServes 5-6 People:2 tbsp custard powder16 oz. (about two gl


RECIPE: Veggie Delight: Paneer-stuffed Eggplants

Paneer-stuffed Eggplants. (Amar D. Gupta/Siliconeer)The faithful veggie staple eggplant gets a flavorful and protein twist in this recipe by Chef Sanjay Patel.Ingredients:5-6 long firm eggplants (preferably seedless)1 cup crumbled fresh paneer1 tbsp paneer grated5 green chilies crushed½ tsp ginger g


Zesty Veggies: Gobhi Chana Capsicum

(Above): Gobhi Chana Capsicum [Photo: Amar D. Gupta | Siliconeer]Chef Sanjay Patel shows how to make a zesty vegetarian treat that can be served both as an appetizer with drinks or as an entrée with kulcha.Ingredients:1 lb. cauliflower florets3 cups cooked garbanzo beans¼ each green, red and yellow


Cauliflower Roast with Panchratan Dal Khichadi

Cauliflower Roast with Panchratan Dal Khichadi, (Vansh A. Gupta/Siliconeer)The Cauliflower dish is a hearty and authentic preparation from India. It’s a very simple and ordinary plate but prepared with a little kink, a laCalifornia original.Cauliflower as an ingredient by itself has a high content o


Chana Masala: Deceivingly Delicious

Chana Masala. (Vansh A. Gupta/Siliconeer)A staple of North Indian palate, that’s spicy, has a lot of protein, and is deceivingly delicious. Chef Sanjay Patel shows you how to make Chana Masala at home.Ingredients:For Chana Masala¾ cup chana or chickpeas raw (or 2¼ cups soaked or canned)1½ cups water


February 2019 Magazine

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Chicken Jalfrezi: Sweet Revenge

Chicken Jalfrezi. (Vansh A. Gupta/Siliconeer)A very flavored preparation of chicken for the bold palate, that’s delicious, sweet, spicy, tangy, and hot, all at the same time. Chef Sanjay Patel shows you how to make it at home.Ingredients:6 long green chilies4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts2 tbsp


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Tandoori Gobhi: Palatable Veggie Grill

Tandoori Gobhi. (Amar D.Gupta/Siliconeer)A feast to go with the cold wintry evening chill and your favorite drink, here’s a vegetarian appetizer that’s hot and delicious. Chef Sanjay Patel shows you how to make it at home.Ingredients:1 medium size cauliflower head or gobhiMarinade:25 to 2.5 cups yog


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