This weeks top 5 recipes

by Sanjeev Kapoor

This week’s top picks are some fabulous Indian recipes – ranging from simple sabzis to delicious one pot meals – each different but all delicious. The fact that they are all perfectly suited to fix your monsoon food cravings is just another plus! Take a look

Dal Dhokli

Strips of whole wheat flour rotis cooked in a sweet spicy dal. This one pot meal is a Gujarati classic and a must try if you want to really enjoy the fabulousness of vegetarian Indian cuisine. A tempering of button red chillies and mustard seeds in desi ghee finishes the dish and makes it perfect for a comforting monsoon meal.

Baingan Ka Bharta

This delicious roasted mashed brinjal dish is one of the most comforting things to eat along with crisp paranthas. Large brinjals are charred on an open flame, mashed and mixed along with chopped onions, tomatoes and basic spices. The mouthwatering smoky flavour that comes from charring the baingan is what makes this dish so amazing.

Vegetable Biryani

A colourful mix of assorted vegetables, basmati rice and spicy masala base layered together in individual sealed earthen pots and cooked in the oven till enough steam has formed to marry all these beautiful flavours. Some people say vegetarian biryanis are just pulaos but this recipe begs to differ!

Kashmiri Dum Aloo

The beautiful colour and aroma of this aloo recipe is enough to make you really hungry. Deep fried baby potatoes cooked in a masala made with ingredients like kashmiri red chilli paste, cardamom powder, fennel seed powder and creamy yogurt.

Alleppey Vegetable Curry

A colourful melange of vegetables cooked in a masala paste of tomatoes, fresh coconut and red chillies, tempered with curry leaves and coconut oil. This light and nutritious curry is great with rice or appams, especially on a rainy day.


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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.