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Makki Ki Roti | Seasoned Cornmeal Flatbread

Makki ki Roti is a popular Indian flatbread from the state of Punjab, made from corn flour and generally served with Sarson Ka SaagYou start by seasoning fine yellow cornmeal with salt, red chili powder, carom seeds (ajwain) and coriander powder.  Using warm water, you knead the cornmeal into a semi-soft dough.  Finally, you roll out flatbreads by using a small portions of the dough. The earthy flavors of this roti make this a perfect accompaniment for sarson ka saag.

Makki ki Roti, Indian spiced corn tortilla, cornmeal flatbread by Spice Cravings. Makki ki Roti is a popular punjabi flat bread made from corn flour and generally served with Sarson Ka Saag. They are made with yellow cornmeal seasoned with salt, red chili powder, carom seeds,& coriander powder. The earthy flavors of this roti make this a perfect accompaniment for sarson ka saag (mustard greens). #cooking #food #recipe #recipes #foodphotography #foodblogger #yummy #delicious #foodie

Variations in Recipe

Just like any traditional dish, every family has their own spin on it. My family has a few of them.

  • My mom, just like her mother, my mom would always make Makki ki Roti with seasoned cornmeal, nothing else added.
  • One of my aunts adds freshly chopped fenugreek leaves to the dough.
  • My mother-in-law always added shredded diakon-radish to her dough in addition to freshly chopped cilantro.

I loved my mother-in-law’s version the best.  This is because to me, the radish acts as a great binder for the dough, plus enhances the flavor of this Roti so much.  It also goes so well with the creamy Sarson ka Saag that is typically served with makki ki roti.

Cornmeal / Corn Flour


Makki ki Roti is made with fine-ground cornmeal or corn flour.   This is similar in  taste and consistency to the Mexican corn flour that is used for making corn tortillas. This flour has a very earthy and subtle sweet taste that makes it unique, which is why substituting any other flour may not give you the same results. You can find this flour at any Indian grocery store, or on amazon. Here is a picture of one of the brands that I like.

 

Making the Flatbread / Makki Ki Roti

The process of flattening the flatbread often intimidates people. It looked impossible to me. For the longest time, I thought that was something only Moms could make, and, that it was an art that one needed to master. And then I saw my mother-in-law make them one day.  Since that day, I firmly believe, that you can science your way out of recipes, and make them work!

I realized that, the consistency of the dough makes it tough to roll out, because it sticks and crumbles on you.  So, I cut open a large ziplock bag, place the dough in between the two sides, and, use a heavy fry pan to press down on the dough a couple of times, till it becomes flat.  Then, simply peel off the flatbread from the ziplock and place it on a hot griddle for cooking. As simple as that!

Watch the video above and you’ll see how easy this process is.

Serving Suggestion

Makki ki Roti with Sarson ka Saag. Makki ki Roti, Indian spiced corn tortilla, cornmeal flatbread by Spice Cravings. Makki ki Roti is a popular punjabi flat bread made from corn flour and generally served with Sarson Ka Saag. They are made with yellow cornmeal seasoned with salt, red chili powder, carom seeds,& coriander powder. The earthy flavors of this roti make this a perfect accompaniment for sarson ka saag (mustard greens). #cooking #food #recipe #recipes #foodphotography #foodblogger #yummy #delicious #foodieMakki ki Roti is traditionally served with Sarson ka Saag or Spiced Mustard Greens, which is a curry dish made mustard greens cooked with Indian spices.   Here is the recipe for creamy Sarson ka Saag.   

If for any reason, you cannot make makki ki roti, a close substitute would be stone-ground corn tortillas from your local supermarket, or, handmade corn tortillas from your favorite taqueria.  To elevate the tortillas to another level, lightly grease a fry-pan, brush the corn tortillas with a little ghee, sprinkle a little cayenne on top, and lightly toast them.  The end result gets pretty close to the classic Makki ki Roti.

Serve this combo with some Sweet and Spicy lemon Pickle and you’ll thank me!

Instant Pot Lemon Pickle, Pressure cooker Lemon PIckle
Sweet and Spicy Lemon Pickle made in an instant pot

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Makki ki Roti, Indian spiced corn tortilla, cornmeal flatbread by Spice Cravings. Makki ki Roti is a popular punjabi flat bread made from corn flour and generally served with Sarson Ka Saag. They are made with yellow cornmeal seasoned with salt, red chili powder, carom seeds,& coriander powder. The earthy flavors of this roti make this a perfect accompaniment for sarson ka saag (mustard greens). #cooking #food #recipe #recipes #foodphotography #foodblogger #yummy #delicious #foodie
Makki Ki Roti | Seasoned Cornmeal Flatbread
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Flatbread
Servings: 8 Rotis
Calories: 206 kcal
Author: Spice Cravings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups corn meal or corn flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon carom (ajwain) seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 cup grated diakon radish : optional
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro or fenugreek or spinach
  • 3 tablespoons ghee or malted butter
  • 1 cup warm water : adjust while kneading
Instructions
  1. Make the dough: In a large mixing bowl, mix in sifted cornmeal, salt, carom seeds and red chili powder. Add grated radish and cilantro and mix with a fork. Using a few tablespoons of warm water at a time, knead gently into a soft dough. Knead the melted ghee into the dough and divide the dough into 8 equal portions. Roll out those 8 portions into individual dough balls, about 2 inches in diameter.

  2. Make Makki Rotis/Flatbreads: To make rotis, cut open a gallon size ziploc bag on two ends and spread it open (like a book). Brush both inner sides with water. Wet your palms and gently flatten the dough ball with you fingers. Place the in the center of the ziplock and cover with the other side. Using a heavy bottom fry-pan, press down on the dough 2-3 times, till you have an even thickness flatbread.

  3. Cook the Makki Roti: Heat a skillet on medium-high heat. Peel off the roti from the ziplock and place it on the hot skillet. Cook for about 30 seconds, till it turns a shade darker. Flip it. Brush a little ghee on the other side and flip after 30 seconds. Repeat the process on the other side and cook till the flatbread turns golden in color.

Recipe Notes

Note: The nutrition facts below are my estimates.  If you are following any diet plan, I recommend cross-checking with your preferred nutrition calculator.

Nutrition Facts
Makki Ki Roti | Seasoned Cornmeal Flatbread
Amount Per Serving (1 roti / flatbread)
Calories 206 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 299mg 12%
Potassium 160mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 1.4%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 0.6%
Iron 6.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Sarson Ka Saag | Spiced Mustard Greens

Sarson ka Saag, or, as we say in my family, Sarson da saag,  is a leafy-vegetable preparation from Punjab, in the northern-Indian regions of India. Traditionally a winter-time speciality, it is prepared with mustard greens and spinach, that are seasoned with onions, ginger, garlic and warm Indian spices. Sarson ka Saag is usually served with makki ki roti, which is a flatbread prepared with fine-ground cornmeal.
Sarson ka Saag, Indian spiced Mustard Greens by Spice Cravings. Sarson ka Saag is a leafy-vegetable preparation from Punjab, in the north of India. Traditionally a winter-time speciality, it is prepared with mustard greens & spinach, seasoned with onions, ginger, garlic, & warm Indian spices. It is usually served with makki ki roti, which is a cornmeal flatbread. #cooking #food #recipe #recipes #foodphotography #foodblogger #yummy #delicious #foodie

It’s a treat that I make for my family for Sunday brunches during winter-time.   The rich and buttery Sarson ka Saag goes so well with the crisp and earthy Makki ki Roti, that my otherwise picky kids & hubby also forget that they’re eating healthy greens for a meal, and, enjoying them too:-)   I like to serve it with Sweet & Spicy Lemon pickle and a boondi raita, which is yoghurt side.   To me, this combination is at the top of my soul-food list!

Sarson ka Saag, Indian spiced Mustard Greens by Spice Cravings. Sarson ka Saag is a leafy-vegetable preparation from Punjab, in the north of India. Traditionally a winter-time speciality, it is prepared with mustard greens & spinach, seasoned with onions, ginger, garlic, & warm Indian spices. It is usually served with makki ki roti, which is a cornmeal flatbread. #cooking #food #recipe #recipes #foodphotography #foodblogger #yummy #delicious #foodie

Preserving the Green Color

Sarson ka Saag, Indian spiced Mustard Greens by Spice Cravings. Sarson ka Saag is a leafy-vegetable preparation from Punjab, in the north of India. Traditionally a winter-time speciality, it is prepared with mustard greens & spinach, seasoned with onions, ginger, garlic, & warm Indian spices. It is usually served with makki ki roti, which is a cornmeal flatbread. #cooking #food #recipe #recipes #foodphotography #foodblogger #yummy #delicious #foodie

Whenever I prepare any kind of green leafy vegetables, I like to preserve the bright green color and not have them turn ‘dark and brownish’ in the cooking process. The key is to not over-cook them, AND, not cover them while cooking. I have tried many different ways of making saag.  I found that the key is that when I flash cook (add them to boiling water, remove and put them in ice-bath), or, microwave the greens and then season them, it cooks them perfectly, and preserves the color beautifully. That is why I never pressure cook the greens. I pressure cook the masala (seasoning mix), and add the greens to that.

In this recipe, I have prepared my seasoning in my electric pressure cooker, Instant Pot, but this can be made on the stove-top too. Simply follow the steps and cook the masala in a heavy bottom chef’s Pan, cover and cook the masala for 10 minutes. Open the lid and follow the remaining instructions.

Ideal Pairing: Makki Ki Roti

Makki ki Roti with Sarson ka Saag, Indian spiced Mustard Greens by Spice Cravings. Sarson ka Saag is a leafy-vegetable preparation from Punjab, in the north of India. Traditionally a winter-time speciality, it is prepared with mustard greens & spinach, seasoned with onions, ginger, garlic, & warm Indian spices. It is usually served with makki ki roti, which is a cornmeal flatbread. #cooking #food #recipe #recipes #foodphotography #foodblogger #yummy #delicious #foodie

Sarson ka Saag is traditionally served with Makki ki Roti, a flatbread made with cornmeal.  Here is an easy recipe, with step-by-step video instructions for homemade Makki ki Roti.

But, if you do not have the time to make those, pair them with stone-ground corn tortillas from your local supermarket, and you will enjoy that combination too!  To elevate the tortillas to another level, lightly grease a fry-pan, brush the corn tortillas with a little ghee, sprinkle a little cayenne on top, and lightly toast them.  The end result gets pretty close to the classic Makki ki Roti.

Serve this combo with some Sweet and Spicy lemon Pickle to round out the dish!

Instant Pot Lemon Pickle, Pressure cooker Lemon PIckle
Sweet and Spicy Lemon Pickle made in an instant pot

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Sarson ka Saag, Indian spiced Mustard Greens by Spice Cravings. Sarson ka Saag is a leafy-vegetable preparation from Punjab, in the north of India. Traditionally a winter-time speciality, it is prepared with mustard greens & spinach, seasoned with onions, ginger, garlic, & warm Indian spices. It is usually served with makki ki roti, which is a cornmeal flatbread. #cooking #food #recipe #recipes #foodphotography #foodblogger #yummy #delicious #foodie
Sarson Ka Saag | Spiced Mustard Greens
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Sarson ka Saag is a leafy-vegetable preparation from Punjab, in the north of India. Traditionally a winter-time speciality, it is prepared with mustard greens & spinach, seasoned with onions, ginger, garlic, & warm Indian spices.  It is usually served with makki ki roti, which is a cornmeal flatbread.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 61 kcal
Author: Spice Cravings
Ingredients
Greens
  • 6 cups Sarson (Mustard Greens) : stems removed and chopped
  • 4 cups spinach : stems removed and chopped
  • 2 green chillies
Masala seasoning
Instructions
  1. Prepare the greens: Rinse mustard greens and spinach leaves 2-3 times, to wash off any dirt. Remove the fibrous stems from mustard greens and chop the leaves roughly. Do the same for spinach leaves. In a microwave safe bowl, add chopped greens and 2 green chillies, and microwave for 2 minutes. Using a hand blender, puree the greens to a medium fine consistency, or according to your preference.

  2. Prepare the masala: Turn on Instant Pot or Pressure cooker.  Heat oil on SAUTE mode. Add cumin and ginger-garlic paste and saute 30 seconds. Then, add chopped onion and saute another 30 seconds.  Finally, add salt, spices and water.  Stir well.  Press "Cancel SAUTE".  Close lid, valve set to sealing position and pressure cook for 2 minutes on Manual or Pressure Cook.

  3. Season Saag (Greens): Manually release pressure by turning the valve from Sealing to Venting position (QR). Open lid after pin drops. Turn on SAUTE. Add fine-ground cornmeal and saute for one minute, to cook the flour through. If the mix looks dry, add a little as needed. Add the pureed greens and saute for 2 minutes to blend the flavors together. Serve warm with Makki ki Roti (cornmeal flatbread), or Corn Tortillas or Naan.

Recipe Notes

If you are new to the Instant Pot, please read my FAQ on Instant Pot Terminology and Accessories to learn more.

 

Note: The nutrition facts below are my estimates.  If you are following any diet plan, I recommend cross-checking with your preferred nutrition calculator.

Nutrition Facts
Sarson Ka Saag | Spiced Mustard Greens
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 61 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 472mg 20%
Potassium 365mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 72.4%
Vitamin C 58.4%
Calcium 9.5%
Iron 10.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Sarson ka Saag, Indian spiced Mustard Greens by Spice Cravings. Sarson ka Saag is a leafy-vegetable preparation from Punjab, in the north of India. Traditionally a winter-time speciality, it is prepared with mustard greens & spinach, seasoned with onions, ginger, garlic, & warm Indian spices. It is usually served with makki ki roti, which is a cornmeal flatbread. #cooking #food #recipe #recipes #foodphotography #foodblogger #yummy #delicious #foodie

Gujiya | Deep Fried Milk Fudge Turnovers

Deep Fried Gujiya, by Spice Cravings. Deep Fried Gujiya, or Milk Fudge Turnovers, are a popular dessert made in the northern part of India around the festivals of Holi and Diwali. It is a deep-fried sweet dumpling that is made by stuffing pastry dough with sweetened milk fudge (khoya), chopped nuts and coconut flakes and is glazed with a thick sugar syrup. #cooking #food #recipe #recipes #foodphotography #foodblogger #yummy #delicious #foodie

Gujiya, or Milk Fudge Turnovers, are a popular Indian dessert commonly made in the northern part of India around the festivals of Holi and Diwali.  Gujiya is a sweet dumpling that is made by stuffing pastry dough with sweetened milk fudge (khoya), chopped nuts and coconut flakes.  Traditionally, you fry the dumplings to make the deep fried gujiya and finish off by glazing with a thick sugar syrup.

The process of making Gujiya requires making a dough with all-purpose flour, ghee (clarified butter) and water.  You combine all ingredients and make a soft dough, set it to rest while you prepare the filling. The filling is made with Khoya as a base. Khoya, also known as Mawa, is basically dried milk solids. It is available in the freezer aisle of your local Indian store, right next to the Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese).

Nanak Khoya Mawa Gujiya Recipe Garam Masala KitchenI personally like the brand Nanak for khoya. It comes in a 12 oz pack. This quantity of Khoya makes stuffing good for making 40 Gujiya. You can either divide the Khoya in half and freeze it, or, make the entire stuffing and freeze that for a later use. I always prefer to make the stuffing and freeze half for later use, for making Gujiya, or add it to my Gajar Halwa (Carrot Halwa) instead of Khoya!

Stuffing for Gujiya

Deep Fried Gujiya, by Spice Cravings. Deep Fried Gujiya, or Milk Fudge Turnovers, are a popular dessert made in the northern part of India around the festivals of Holi and Diwali. It is a deep-fried sweet dumpling that is made by stuffing pastry dough with sweetened milk fudge (khoya), chopped nuts and coconut flakes and is glazed with a thick sugar syrup. #cooking #food #recipe #recipes #foodphotography #foodblogger #yummy #delicious #foodie

This is my mother-in-law’s ‘family-famous’ Gujiya recipe. The Gujiya mix is made by crumbling khoya in a mildly warm skillet. I do this step in the microwave now; it saves so much time and effort.   You then add chopped nuts like cashews, almonds and pistachios and also, add the desiccated coconut and freshly ground cardamom powder. When this mixture is cool, add the sugar to the mix. Now your Gujiya is ready to assemble.

Making the Deep Fried Gujiya

A small dough ball is rolled into a circular shaped disc, about 3-inch in diameter. About 1/2-3/4 tablespoon of khoya mixture goes in the center and then the dough is folded in a crescent shape and edges are sealed. That’s your Gujiya.

You then deep fry the gujiya in medium warm oil till it turns golden in color.  Remove the gujiya and put it straight into a sugar syrup.  Toss a few times, remove from the syrup, and set aside on a platter to crisp up.  Garnish the gujiyas with chopped pistachios. It is simply a bite of heaven!

Oven-Baked Gujiya

I have an oven baked variation of this deep fried gujiya recipe that comes together in under 30 minutes. Check out the Baked Gujiya recipe.

Baked-Gujiya-Garam Masala Kitchen

Here are some more Indian Desserts that you may like

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Carrot Burfi- Gajar ki Burfi
Coconut Ladoos, Garam Masala Kitchen
Coconut Ladoo, Nariyal Ladoo
Besan ladoo, garam masala kitchen
Besan Ladoo, Chickpeas Flour Fudge/td>
Sooji Sheera, rava kesari
Sooji Sheera, Halwa, Rava Kesari
Instant Pot Carrot Halwa GajarHalwa
Carrot Halwa, Gajar ka Halwa
Rice Pudding- Kheer in Instant Pot
Kheer, Rice Pudding

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Deep Fried Gujiya, by Spice Cravings. Deep Fried Gujiya, or Milk Fudge Turnovers, are a popular dessert made in the northern part of India around the festivals of Holi and Diwali. It is a deep-fried sweet dumpling that is made by stuffing pastry dough with sweetened milk fudge (khoya), chopped nuts and coconut flakes and is glazed with a thick sugar syrup. #cooking #food #recipe #recipes #foodphotography #foodblogger #yummy #delicious #foodie
Gujiya | Deep Fried Milk Fudge Turnovers
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Deep Fried Gujiya, or Milk Fudge Turnovers, are a popular dessert made in the northern part of India around the festivals of Holi and Diwali. It is a deep-fried sweet dumpling that is made by stuffing pastry dough with sweetened milk fudge (khoya), chopped nuts and coconut flakes and is glazed with a thick sugar syrup.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 20 Gujiya
Calories: 112 kcal
Author: Spice Cravings
Ingredients
Gujiya Dough
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon soozi (semolina)
  • 2 tablespoon ghee or oil
  • 1/3 cup water adjust for a semi-soft, pizza dough like consistency
Binding/Sealing paste:
  • Combine 1 tbsp water and 1 tbsp flour and mix to form a paste for sealing Gujiya
Khoya Stuffing
Glazing Ingredients:(enough glaze for 20-22 Gujias)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds & raw unsalted pistachio. Shelled (for garnish after glazing)
Instructions
  1. Make Dough: In a large mixing bowl, add soozi and melted ghee (or oil), to the sifted flour and mix with a fork to to mix everything well. I make this dough using the dough attachment on my Food Processor. Add water a few tablespoons at a time to reach a semi-soft dough which has a pizza dough like consistency. Remove dough and knead it for 1-2 minutes. Cover with a damp cloth for 15 minutes. Knead again before rolling it out.

  2. Make Stuffing: Microwave Khoya for 2-3 minutes, in 30 seconds increments to make khoya easy to crumble. Heat non stick skillet/pan on medium heat. Crumble khoya in to the pan. Using a wooden spoon or spatula, press down and break it in smaller pieces. Keep pressing till khoya becomes soft, consistency of a soft dough. (it should be pliable). Turn off the heat. Alternatively, you can do this whole process in the microwave by heating khoya for 3-5 minutes in 1-minute increments, stirring in between, till the khoya becomes soft. Add chopped nuts, coconut powder and cardamom powder. Mix well and allow to cool off for a few minutes (4-5). Add sugar and mix well. Taste to adjust sugar to your taste preference. The stuffing is ready.

  3. Assemble Gujiya: Knead dough for 1-2 minutes and divide it into 20 balls. Dust your rolling pin with some all purpose flour and roll out each ball into a thin circle of about 3 inches diameter. Apply sealing paste on the edges of half the circle. Place about 2 teaspoons or 1/2 a tablespoon of filling in the circle and then fold over to make a crescent shape, and seal the Gujiya edges, (just like you would for a turnover).

  4. Fry Gujiya: Heat oil in between med and med-high. Drop the Gujiya and fry till golden brown- keep flipping 3-4 times. It takes about 4-5 minutes for them to turn golden brown, this time may vary depending on your heat level. Fry the gujiya in two batches (not more than 10 in each round).

  5. Make Sugar Syrup: While Gujiya is frying, heat a sauce pan on medium heat. Add sugar and water. Bring to a boil and simmer on medium heat till it thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 5-6 minutes.

  6. Glaze and garnish: Dip fried Gujiya in the cooled sugar syrup, coating well on all sides. Sprinkle some crushed pistachios on top. Place on a wire-rack for setting.

Recipe Notes

Note: The nutrition facts below are my estimates.  If you are following any diet plan, I recommend cross-checking with your preferred nutrition calculator.

Nutrition Facts
Gujiya | Deep Fried Milk Fudge Turnovers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 112 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 23mg 1%
Potassium 30mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Sugars 6g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 0.8%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 6.4%
Iron 2.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Lemon Rice in Instant Pot / Pressure Cooker

Lemon Rice, fluffy grains of aromatic Basmati rice, flavored with mustard seeds and fresh lemon juice; this satisfying side is the perfect accompaniment to any protein you’re making.Instant pot Lemon Rice by Spice Cravings. Lemon Rice, fluffy grains of aromatic Basmati rice, flavored with mustard seeds and fresh lemon juice. This satisfying side pairs well with Indian, middle-eastern or Greek entrees. I like to serve it with grilled chicken and vegetables, or with Lamb Chops or kebabs. #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty

Lemon rice pairs very well with Indian, middle-eastern or Greek entrees. I like to serve it with grilled chicken and vegetables, or with Lamb Chops, Salmon Tikki, Chicken Kebab etc. Pair it with a side of grilled or oven-roasted vegetables and you have a perfectly balanced meal in under 30 minutes.

Variations of Lemon Rice

I like to make this recipe with long grain Basmati Rice, but this can work with Jasmine Rice as well. This recipe is traditionally made with split black gram lentils (urad), but sometimes, I skip that and add chopped cashews or almonds instead and it turns out great.

I usually make Lemon rice in my programmable pressure cooker, Instant Pot 6 Qt, but this dish can be made on the stove-top too.   To learn more about the instant pot, check out my Instant Pot FAQ and Accessories blog.

Stove-Top Recipe

Rinse rice 2-3 times till the water runs clear. Drain and keep aside. Do the same with split lentils. Heat a sauce pot on medium-high heat. Wait till it’s hot, and add ghee/butter or oil. Add mustard seeds and split black gram lentils (urad). When the mustard seeds splutter, add green chilis, drained rice and spices. Add fried onions (optional). Saute for 1 minutes. Add water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, cover the pan and cook for 10-12 minutes. Turn off the heat, open lid, fluff up the rice with a fork. Add fresh lemon juice and mix well. That’s it! Continue Reading…

Master Curry Sauce – Punjabi Gravy

Every cuisine has some basic ingredients that form the ‘foundation’ of many dishes.  Punjabi Gravy is a rich, aromatic and versatile master curry sauce in north-Indian cuisine, that is the base for a variety of delicious north Indian curries.
Master Curry Sauce - Punjabi Gravy by Spice Cravings. This Punjabi Gravy is a rich, aromatic and versatile master curry sauce that is the base for a variety of Indian curry dishes. This recipe starts with onions, ginger, garlic and tomatoes, simmered with warm Indian spices like garam masala, coriander powder, cumin powder and of course, salt, turmeric and cayenne. #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty #curry #Indian

As with most recipes in Indian cuisine, this one also starts off with fresh produce.  All it is, is onions, ginger, garlic and tomatoes, simmered with warm Indian spices like garam masala, coriander powder, cumin powder and of course, salt, turmeric and cayenne, which is the inseparable trio in Indian cuisine! Continue Reading…