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Minty Paratha

Whole wheat flour - 2 cups
Salt - to taste

Yogurt dip
- Yourt - 1 cup
- Mint - 1 cup, loose leaves
- Water - optional, depending on the consistency of the dough

Blend yogurt and mint in a blender. You could do this with hand whisker as well. Just remember to chop the mint very fine when blending with hand. I noticed when the yogurt is blended in a mixer, it looses its creamy consistence. It works good actually to make dough.

Now make soft dough by mixing yogurt blend and wheat flour. Keep the dough covered for 30 minutes for the gluten to develop.

Roll out to make parathas or rotis. In my opinion, the parathas and rotis tastes heavenly when eaten hot, straight from the griddle.

Mint Cilantro Chutney

Mint - 1 cup, roughly chopped
Cilantro - 1 cup, roughly chopped
Green Chilies - 1-2
Ginger - 1/2 inch
Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Lemon juice - as per taste
Black salt - to taste
Sugar - optional
Oil - 1/2 tsp

Blend everything in a blender. Don't add excess water to avoid runny chutney. Adjust spices, salt and sugar.
I like to freeze some chutney in ice tray for future use. It comes handy in case of emergency.

Tandoori Gobhi (Marinated Cauliflower)

Cauliflower - 1 medium size.
Vegetable oil - 1 tbsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Onions - 1 medium, sliced
Red bell pepper - 1 medium, sliced.
Salt to taste

Yogurt - 1 cup
Garlic paste - 1 tsp. Chop and grind fresh.
Ginger - 1 tsp. Chop and grind fresh.
Green chili or red chili powder - if using fresh green chili, grind it along with ginger and garlic.
Kasoori methi - 1-1.5 tsp
Tandoori powder - 1 -2 tsp.  I use MDH brand.
Lemon juice - half lemon juice (optional)
Tumeric - 1 tsp
Besan (gram flower) - 1 tsp


Cut cauliflower into medium size florets. Par boil the pieces and strain excess water. I sometimes add some turmeric powder while I boil the cauliflowers. It gives a nice yellow color. Mix ingredients under marinade and add it to par boiled cauliflowers. Keep the marinated mixture in refrigerator for 2-3 hours.While the cauliflowers is soaking the flavors of the marinade, slice bell peppers and onions.Heat vegetable oil and add cumin seeds and let it crackle. Saut…