Nourishment

It was my parents wedding anniversary, and we decided to celebrate it at home with some delicacies. Blue pea rice, coconut curry, dhoklas, vada pav, misal pav and homemade cake.
Lunch plate – Oondhiyo, cauliflower sabzi, whole turmeric, roti, salad and dal.
Curry noodles and garlic bread
Hot chocolate brownie
Masala kulcha
Chole
Weekend lunch – vada pav and masala tea
Authentic and nutritious gujarati dinner – khichadi

Indian Food

This week I made majorly Indian food as we are in lockdown and essentials are open only till 11am.

Aloo Pyaaz ki Sabji
Curd Rice, Chole, Dal, Onions and Roti
Aloo Cheese Paratha and Ginger Tea
Aloo ke Kofte in White Creamy Gravy
Made a Tea Vendor in Sketch Pens. This is a very common sight for us of how tea is sold in India.
Trimmed for the week
I have a big rat 😁

Lockdown Food

My plate has Bhindi Sabzi, Kadhi, Aachar, Salad and Roti along with Strawberry Milkshake and Buttermilk.
No, this is not black tea. This is Sulemani Tea. When I lived in Dubai, and since I didn’t like the milk taste there, I had switched to having this tea. These days when I am painting, I make this tea.
Healthy lunch – Focaccia and Vegetable Soup
I painted this for someone. She wanted a cartoon happy painting, and I tried making it as happy as possible.

In the mood for food…always!

My favourite sabzi Bhindi, Salad, Upma, Dal, Butter Milk and Roti.
Had a weird combination dinner one night. Falafel Wrap and Bhel. However, both were delicious.
Falafel Wrap in Sour Cream, Hummus, Garlic Sauce and of course – Falafel Pattie.
Onion Potato Chilli Paratha and Masala Tea
Black Masala Pulao
Made this for someone’s dinning area. Wanted it to be a positive painting, so sunlight, plants and tea; as they are tea lovers. When I paint 🎨

Home is – Junior and Food

Sweet Corn and Veggies Burger with Cheese and Mayo. Yummmm!!!
Multi Cuisine Lunch – Pasta, Hummus and Papad
Mom made vegetable Momos with sweet tangy sauce
After a loooooooong time – Panner and Pyaaz Bhajiya with Cardamom Tea
Made lunch for 2, I ate it all 😁
Medu Vada
Methi Garlic Bajri Paratha with Onion Kadhi. Super healthy, filling and delicious. Excellent meal for cold climates.
Never eaten a delicious Thai Curry than this. Made by a friend.
House party calls for homemade cupcakes
And more cupcakes 😻
Obesity is not a crime. Just embrace your body while you are in the process of making it fit and healthy. When I paint 🎨
Look away
Look at the treat
Finally 😀

Food Food Food

Double Chocolate Cupcake was the highlight of this week. It was delicious, plus it was sent by a special someone.
Aloo Paneer Cheese Paratha with Sriracha Mayo
I love junk food
Had to cool myself with this tasty non alcoholic drink during the heatwave this week in Mumbai.
Homemade gujarati snack called Chakri
Made different types of Garlic Breads with Cheese, Pesto and Pizza Sauce.
Drooly
There is always something so mesmerizing about drives like this. When I paint 🎨
He is comfortable, I swear 😂
He gave me a WTF look when I told him not to chew on the toy
Mission accomplished 🤣

Eating in and out week

A typical authentic South Indian Curd Rice. Healthy, filled with nutrients, tasty and filling.
My lunch is always filling. The plate has Mixed Vegetables Sabzi in Cashew Paste, Masala Paneer, proteins rich Moong Salad, Mango Pickle and Rotis.
Restaurant Style Masala Paneer
Tandoori Cheese Pizza. I hogged it all 😁
Mangolian Rice with Tofu
When I Paint 🎨
Peek-a-Boo
When he sleeps with his paw over his head, I know he is sound asleep
I woke up to this 😍

Paneer Butter Masala – step by step

Roughly chopped onions and tomorrow. Plus green chillies and garlic. You can take ginger too. Though I don’t like ginger in this.
Add Oil to a pan and saute all these.
Once onions are semi soft, add red chilli powder for the colour. Cook everything on slow flame.
Add tomatoes. Cover and cook till semi soft.
Add kitchen king masala. Cover and cook till oil seperates from tomatoes.
Add a little water and corridor.
Once cooked, cool it completely and put it in a blender to make a paste adding little milk.
Keep the paste aside to use later. Add butter in a pan and cook bell pepper.
Then add the paste, cottage cheese and salt. Cook till a boil.
Lastly, add dried methi leaves (kasuri methi)
The dish is ready.

I had this with Onion Parathas.

Finely chopped onions, green chillies, white sesame seeds, coriander and ajwain.
Equal quantity all purpose flour and wheat flour. Plus salt. Bind it adding water as required. Then grease it with little oil.
Cover and leave aside for an hour
Make it on a tawa with clarified butter. Done.
Had made Rajma and Black Dal few days ago.
Tried soft pastels for the first time.