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How to Cook the Best Paneer Steak at Home?

How to Cook the Best Paneer Steak at Home?

Today, I am here with a recipe that will have you licking your fingers in delight. Paneer steak with sautéed vegetables is one of the Continental recipes that you cannot afford to miss out on. You will smack your lips in contentment as soon as you take the first bite of the panner steak. The succulent cottage cheese will melt on your tongue, making you moan in pleasure.
The best thing about this recipe is that it is quite easy to prepare and also economical. My favorite part aspect about this recipe is that you can play around with the flavors as much as you want.

Steak is always a special dish, whether you make it with chicken or cottage cheese. 

What to Serve with Paneer Steaks?
Paneer steak with sauteed vegetables is one of the best combinations ever. It is the perfect combo of flavors and nutrients. The delectable crunch of bell pepper with the soft bite of paneer steaks makes it just so delicious. The reds, yellows, and greens of the vegetables make the dish look great on the table. 

You can also serve your favorite dip or sauce with cottage cheese steaks to add a kick of flavor to the dish. Now you know what to serve with paneer steaks! 

How to Make Spicy Pepper Garlic Sauce for Your Paneer Steak? 

Now, let’s talk about the spicy part of the recipe. A spicy pepper garlic sauce adds a punch of flavor and takes the dish to the next level. To make the spicy pepper garlic sauce, all you have to do is mix a teaspoon of red chili flakes, half a teaspoon of black pepper, with half a teaspoon of garlic paste in a non-stick pan on medium heat. Then, mix two teaspoons of cornflour with water and add the garlic paste to it. Make sure that you mix the cornflour with the water first. Otherwise, it will get clumpy and won’t mix properly. 

If you want to give it a ketchup-y tinge, add two tablespoons of ketchup to the dip. Before you serve, sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves on the dip to add a burst of green to it. All done!

A tip to make the sauce even more yummy is to ground the chili and black pepper fresh. This will bring out more flavor to this dip. Also, do not make this dip ahead of time because it gets very thick. If you do want to store it for later, you can add some water to dilute the dip. 

You can drizzle the spicy pepper garlic sauce over the paneer steaks before serving. 

Tips for Making the Best Paneer Steak 

An amazing tip is to grill the paneer steak on a grill pan. The patterns of the grill pan get imprinted on the steak, making it look even more appetizing. 

The next tip is to add vegetables to your recipe. You can use anything from broccoli, zucchini, and corn to capsicum and carrots, and it will turn out amazing. If you serve the paneer steaks with broccoli, even your kids will love broccoli. If you want to get a little fancy, pierce the vegetables on skewers. This will give it a restraint-style look. You can serve the paneer steaks separately or add them to the bamboo skewers also. 

You can also mash the paneer and mix it with salt, pepper, coriander, garlic, etc. to make patties. If you are using this method, you can grill the patties for about 5 minutes and the paneer steak will be ready. Many people like their paneer steaks like this because the flavors get mixed together, making an even more delicious paneer steak. The crisp softness of the paneer steak patty will make you moan in delight. To make the paneer a little crispy on the outside, coat it with bread crumbs or crushed cornflakes. This will add a delectable crisp to the paneer. If you are using bread crumbs or cornflakes to coat the paneer, you can add a little more salt and pepper to balance the flavors. 

Also, before you place the paneer steaks on the grill, make sure that the skillet is smoking hot so that the cottage cheese steaks steak gets a little crispy. 

A useful tip is to not make these cottage cheese steaks in advance. This is because the paneer starts to get a little chewy if you keep it out for too long. The best way is to make them fresh so that the paneer stays soft and crispy. This makes for the best paneer steaks ever! 


For The Paneer Steak:

  • 125 grams cottage cheese
  • ¼ tsp salt or salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp red chili powder
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 Clove garlic
  • Refined Flour 1 tbsp
  • 1 slice of bread
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp mint leaves
  • 1 tsp green chilies, chopped
  • 2 slices cheese
  • 2 slices tomato
  • 1 red capsicum
  • 1 yellow capsicum
  • 1 green capsicum

For The Rice:

  • 1 1/3 cup Basmati Rice Grains
  • 2 2/3 cups Water
  • 1 tbs Olive Oil
  • 4 tbs Butter
  • 2 tsp Finely Chopped Garlic
  • 1 tsp Sliced Jalapeno Pepper
  • 3/4 cup Sliced Zucchini
  • 1/4 cup Sweet Corn Kernels
  • 1 tsp Fresh Black Pepper Powder
  • 2 tsp Finely Chopped Celery Stalks
  • 1 tsp Chopped Parsley Leaves
  • To Taste Salt


  1. Grind the mint leaves, coriander leaves, garlic and lemon juice. Add salt, red chili powder and olive oil to make a paste. 
  2. Cut the cottage cheese into thick slabs and sprinkle salt and red chili powder on each side. 
  3. Spread the paste on the cottage cheese. 
  4. Sprinkle some flour over the paste so that it sticks to the paneer steaks. 
  5. Drizzle some olive oil to grill them. 
  6. Add a dash of chili powder and salt to the chopped capsicums. 
  7. Sauté the capsicums for a few minutes. 
  8. Add chopped garlic and olive oil to the pan. Then, add zucchini slices and sauté them. 
  9. Add jalapeno peppers and corn to the pan. 
  10.  Once the vegetables are sautéed, add chopped parsley and seasonings to the mixture. 
  11.  Add the rice and toss it will. 
  12. Serve the sauteed vegetables and rice with a paneer steak and serve immediately. 

Here Is What You Need To Know About Indian Food Culture & Its Diversity

People of India are fond of cooking as it plays a vital role in their everyday life and festivals, religious and cultural events. In India, Food is cooked and decorated as a part of the everyday meal, consisting of various course dishes and side dishes. Indian food culture is rich with diverse dishes and cooking styles. 

The Food of India that we see in the present form has attained its shape after going through many changes. Due to this reason, North Indian food is quite different from South Indian food, while East Indian Food is totally unique from West Indian food. 

The primary reason behind the diversity of Indian Food is that it was greatly influenced by the neighbors, travelers, and rulers. Moreover, India’s unique geography and exciting history have also impacted the Food as well as overall eating habits of the people. 

History Of Indian Food, Culture & Traditions 

Having a detailed look at Indian history helps us understand how Indian Food is strongly related to culture and traditions. 

2000 BC 

In this era, India was a part of the Indus Valley Civilization that laid the foundation for the Ayurvedic cooking style. 

1000 BC 

It was the time when Aryans entered India and gave rise to the caste system. They devised different eating standards for the lower and upper class of society. 

600 BC 

In this era, Buddhism and Jainism dominated India. As a result, people started to follow the foods recommended by religious scholars. 

400 BC 

Around 400 BC, Greeks entered India and started living in various Indian regions. Their eating habits, culture as well as traditions also impacted the way Indian people live and eat. 

1200 -1500 AD  

In this Era, Portuguese people invaded India. Moreover, it also became home to Persian and other non-Indian Dynasties. All of them came up with their unique Food as well as traditional eating habits. 

1500-1800 AD 

Mughals dominated this area in this era. They were Muslims, and their favorite Food was meat. It was the time when various meat dishes became a part of Indian culture. 

 1800 – 1947 AD 

As we know, the British ruled India from 1857 to 1947, which gave rise to the popularity of British Anglo Indian cuisine, including tea. 

1948 and onwards 

In the late 20th century and the 21st century, significant foods that are a part of Indian culture today include rice and wheat as staple foods. 

However, this is not the end. Many varied accompaniments and desserts add deliciousness to family gatherings, functions, parties, and festivals.   

In-depth Details About Indian Classic Cuisine 

The major factor that distinguishes Indian Food from other foods is the use of spices. Indian Food does not rely only on a single spice; instead, different herbs are used to prepare various dishes. 

The best part about Indian spices is that they carry various medicinal as well as nutritional benefits. 

Here it is worth mentioning that spices are used very generously in Indian Food. In fact, spiciness is the major reason behind the immense popularity of Indian cuisine. 

Let’s study Indian food culture in various regions of India in detail. 

North Indian Food 

Indian food culture in North India comprises Kashmiri cuisines. An interesting thing about North Indian Food is that every dish revolves around rice. It is due to the reason that rice is the primary food that is found abundantly in the beautiful valley of Kashmir. 

In other words, rice is the principal Food of North Indian people. 

Let’s have a look at some other major food dishes of North India.  

  • One of the tastiest and delicious dishes of Indian Food is Saag. It is similar in appearance to other leafy green vegetables such as spinach and mustard greens. The Interesting part about it is that it is prevalent in Kashmir, but the people of all religions and areas of India and Pakistan equally love Saag. 
  • In some areas of North India, people are also fond of preparing chapatis with a variety of flours, including rice, wheat, and besan.  
  • It is a cultural norm of Kashmir people to cook various breads baked in tandoors or natural stoves on numerous occasions, including weddings, festivals, and religious celebrations. These chapatis have different names based on their unique recipes, including Tandoori, rumali, and naan, etc. 

All of the foods mentioned above of the north Indian region strongly reflect the Mughlai food. So we can say the people of Kashmir follow the cultural and traditional cooking styles of Mughlai foods. 

West Indian Food  

When we move from North to west, we find that the food trend slightly changes and converts into dessert cuisine. It is most commonly observed in the areas of Rajasthan and Gujarat, where people are used to preparing and eating various pickles, vegetable preserves (chutneys), and other similar food items.   

Each of these desserts comes up with a different flavor and unique taste, while spices also make them different from one another. 

In this region, people are more geared towards the use of pulses than the use of chicken or other meat-related dishes.

If you mainly study the classic food trends of the states like Goa and Maharashtra, you will know that people usually love the amalgamation of both Northern and Southern Food.  

So, we can see that people use rice and wheat to make chapati and add various desserts and pickles to their diet. The great benefit of using vegetable preserves and pickles is that you can always use them without keeping your vegetables fresh.

Moreover, they are a very delicious and unique addition to our daily meals. 

The use of pickles reveals the eating habits and lifestyles of Persian people and North Indian Dynasties. So the use of desserts dates back to almost 800 years.  

In Mumbai, dishes related to fish are ubiquitous, such as Mumbai prawn and pomfret. 

If we closely observe and examine the Food of Goa, we know that it is closely related to Portuguese Food. The cooking style recipes and the dishes of this region closely resemble the Portuguese dishes. Some of the examples of the dishes include duck baffad, egg molie, etc. 

East Indian Food 

Eastern dishes are very strongly influenced by Bengali food. Remember that Bengali Food comprises fish and rice as the major food items.

In Eastern India, the Assamese style of cooking is also very prominent and noticeable.  

The people of Bangladesh, as well as East India, have a strong inclination towards the use of fish for the preparation of a variety of dishes. 

The most common dish of Eastern India is “Hilsa,” in which fish is wrapped in the pumpkin leaf and then cooked. 

Various sweet dishes are also common in this region, including Sandesh, Cham Cham, and rose Gullahs.  

South Indian Food 

As the Southern region of India comprises coastal areas, fish, spices, and coconut are ubiquitous. Or we can say that almost all the dishes of the South Indian region have these components as the star ingredients. 

To further add characteristic spicy odor and sour flavor, people use tamarind in their coastal dishes. 

Andhra Pradesh and Kerala are the most prominent regions of South Asia where people are fond of adding chilies and spices to their Food. Some of the examples of these dishes are fish Moli, Dosas, and rice puttu.  

Puttu is a highly unique and exciting dish of South India consisting of glutinous rice powder. 

In short, when we compare all four Indian regions, we come to know that the most interesting area in terms of food culture is the Southern Indian region. 

Indian Food, culture, traditions and their role in community health

As we have seen that Indian cuisine changes from region to region, which is strong evidence that the people of India are ethnically different and live in the diverse subcontinent. 

However, they share some common food styles, such as spices as an integral part of their food and cooking. 

It is also said that India’s significant and integral part of food preparation resembles that of Indus Valley civilization. 

Final Verdict 

If you have ever eaten Indian food, you should know that herbs, vegetables, pulses, and legumes are the primary food components. Moreover, all the foods of Indian cuisine are equally delectable, aromatic, and favorable, which ensure health benefits and provide a highly delicious taste. 

Various spices that are used in the preparation of Food come up with nutritional benefits. 

In most areas where people use chilies excessively, the dishes are tasty, but they may cause stomach burning. However, the use of various drinks such as lassi makes it easy for people to digest spices and enjoy the improved taste of the dishes. 

 By the way, now that you have read about Indian food culture, does this discussion seem interesting to you? Which of the four Indian Food Traditions do you like the most? Have you ever enjoyed eating Indian Food? 

Let us know in the comment section below. 

Best Beef Kofta Recipe


  • Authentic kofta recipe
  • How to Make the Best Koftas? 
  • Best Beef Koftas
  • Meatball

Best Beef Kofta Recipe

Kofta or Meatballs is a delectable recipe that you must try out. This is an authentic kofta recipe with the perfect blend of spices. The succulent koftas just melt in your mouth. The spices infused in them will make you feel hungrier. 

What is A Kofta? 

A kofta is a meatball. You can enjoy it with a delicious curry, that is made with onions, tomatoes and yogurt. You can also bake your koftas without the curry. 

How to Make the Best Koftas? 

First of all, fry the onions until they are golden brown. Then, add some water to the pot and mash the onions into a smooth paste. If you want, you can transfer the golden-brown onions to a blender to grind them. Once the onion paste is ready, add the ginger garlic paste and oil. Once these ingredients form a smooth waste, it’s time to add the onion paste, yogurt and seasonings. Cook the mixture for some time and add water if required. 

Then, mix all the seasonings with the beef. Once the beef mixture is ready, start rolling the koftas into golf ball-sized meatball. When you are rolling the meatball mixture into balls, use your fingers. Do not use a spoon or spatula as that can turn the mixture into an overworked meat paste. If the meatball mixture is sticking to your hands, you can grease your hands. In this way, the mixture won’t stick. Also, make sure that the meatballs are of the same size so that they cook evenly. If you are not sure about the size, you can use a cookie scoop to make sure that they are of the same size. If you don’t have a cookie scoop, you can pat the meatball mixture in a tray and cut it into even squares. Then, roll each square into a ball. 

If you feel that the meatball mixture is getting too dry or tough, you can add a bit of milk with the breadcrumbs and add it to the mixture. This will keep the meatballs moist and soft.  

Traditionally, koftas are deep-fried before transferring them to the curry. But, to keep this recipe healthy, I have skipped that step. If you want to add some extra flavor to the meatballs, consider browning them in the oven. To brown the meatballs, use a dark baking sheet and place the meatballs in the oven for 10 minutes. 

Once the meatballs are ready, transfer them to the pot. Rotate the pot so that the curry coats the koftas properly. Once the koftas are cooked in the sauce, you can dish them out. Garnish with green chilies and fresh coriander. If you want your koftas without the curry, you can simply bake the koftas. 

Now you know how to make the best beef koftas!

Tips and Tricks for Making the Best Beef Koftas

One of the most important things that you must remember is that there should be no excess moisture in the meat. Too much moisture can make the koftas break. If the beef is too watery, you can squeeze out the excess water and strain the beef. So, make sure that you dab the meat dry before you use it. If there is no moisture and the kofta mixture is still too soft, you can add some breadcrumbs to the mixture. The breadcrumbs also prevent the meatballs from shrinking. This is because they create a starchy paste that will not let the water squeeze out of the meatballs. If you do not add breadcrumbs, the meatballs tend to become dry, tough, and reduced in size. 

Another essential trick is to use full-fat ground beef instead of lean beef. The extra fat in the beef helps the meatballs bind.  

If you want to make your koftas soft and juicy, a helpful tip is to soak the bread with grated onion. This will make the read puff up when it’s cooking. This also adds a punch of onion flavor and fragrance to the koftas. 

Another tip is that you shouldn’t spoon the koftas to move them around when they are cooking. Otherwise, they will fall apart. If you want to move them, you can rotate the pot gently. 

You can also use minced chicken or mutton to make koftas. It’s also a good idea to use fresh meats (not previously frozen). The other herbs and spices should also be fresh for the best flavors and fragrances. 

If you like an extra tinge of garlic in your meatballs, feel free to add double the garlic. The garlicky kick with the spice makes the perfect combo. 

If you are making the koftas ahead of time, you can freeze them. Just cool them down and place them in a Ziplock bag. You can store them for up to a month. With this authentic kofta recipe, you can enjoy this traditional dish whenever you want! 

What to Serve with Koftas? 

Pakistanis and Indians usually enjoy koftas with chapattis or naans. You can also eat them with spaghetti or bread. If you plan to eat the koftas with spaghetti, you can also try adding cheese. This will make the flavor quite different from the traditional ones, but meat adds a lot of flavors to the meatballs. The options are unlimited!

If you want to get a little fancy, serve the kofta curry with boiled eggs. It adds a hearty flavor to the dish and makes it more satisfying. Baked potatoes also compliment koftas really well. 


  • 500 gm minced mutton
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 6 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 3 tablespoon yogurt (curd)
  • 3 crushed black cardamom
  • 3 pinches salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder


  1. Heat the oil in a pot and add chopped onions to it. Fry the onions until they are golden brown. 
  2. Grind the onions with a splash of water to make a smooth paste. Add ginger-garlic paste to the onions. 
  3. Add yogurt, salt, red chili powder, coriander powder and turmeric to the pot and cook. 
  4. Mix the meatball ingredients and roll the mixture into balls. 
  5. Cook the koftas in the pot with the curry. 
  6. Serve immediately. 
Hummus and Babaghanoush recipe

Hummus and Babaghanoush recipe

Baba ghanouj or baba ganoush is a simple plate prepared with hummus and falafel. It is a dish from the Middle East that is quite simple and quick to prepare.

At the base, this dish is none other than a mashed eggplant (eggplant caviar) to which is added tahini (sesame puree), olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic. Sometimes the flavor is more pronounced because the eggplant will have a taste of smoke if we choose to grill it unlike the roasted in the oven aubergines which will have a sweeter taste. 

The Origins Of This Dish: 

It can be found throughout the Middle East, as well as in some Mediterranean countries like Greece, but according to them, this dish would originate from Lebanon.

baba in Arabic means father, which can be interpreted by the father of vegetables probably from the important place that occupies the eggplant, and ghanouj means soft. Eggplants can be roasted in the oven, but if you prefer a smoky taste, you can also grill the eggplants. Serve, simply drizzle with a dash of olive oil or try adding one of the garnishes parsley, cumin, and paprika.

Hummus and Babaghanoush Recipes:

  • Meal course: Arabian food.
  • Meal type: Middle Eastern Food.
  • Meal difficulty: Medium.
  • Servings: For 5 People.
  • Total Time, preparation, and cooking: 40 minutes.

Babaghanoush recipe:


  • 1 large eggplant.
  • 3 tablespoons of grilled tahini (sesame paste). 
  • salt. 
  • 1 lemon. 
  • 1 clove of crushed garlic. 
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley olive oil.
  • ½ teaspoon cumin.


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Cut the eggplant in half and place it on a plate covered with aluminum foil.
  • Cook for 20-30 minutes or until soft.
  • Remove eggplant from the oven and let cool.
  • Turn the eggplant over and scrape the pulp with a spoon.
  • Mash in a blender or with a fork and purée.
  • Drizzle the pulp with half the lemon juice.
  • Add the tahini and stir. Season with cayenne pepper and cumin.
  • Add the garlic and olive oil. Mix well.
  • Pour the second half of the lemon juice
  • Adjust the seasoning. Serve with olive oil and lemon.
  • Sprinkle with chopped parsley and sprinkle with cumin before serving.

El Hummus Recipe:


  • 250 gr cooked drained chickpeas.
  • 1 clove of garlic.
  • 50 ml sesame oil.
  • 1/2 lemon juice.
  • 1 pinch salt.
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil.
  • 1 pinch of cumin.
  • 1 pinch of paprika.


  • Add the chickpeas, lemon juice, salt, sesame oil, and peeled garlic clove to the chopper.
  •   Mix until smooth and homogeneous (1 minute).
  •   Place your hummus on a hollow plate.
  •   Drizzle with olive oil, then sprinkle with cumin and paprika.
  •   Here you go, your hummus is ready!

Incredible Benefits of Cooking Food at Home .

Incredible Benefits of Cooking Food at Home .

Incredible Benefits of Cooking Food at Home

You know that there is a secret cooking lover inside you if you are reading this article. Cooking food can help a person prepare all the ingredients and make them according to your taste. A food lover can understand how important it is to get delicious food that too on time.

Nevertheless, cooking food at home is some fantastic benefit. Food from the restaurant can never taste as delicious as home-cooked food is. Besides, there are several benefits of cooking food at home.

Want to know more?

Here are the five most incredible benefits of cooking food at home which will turn you into a chef.

1: Leads to a Balanced Diet

Studies have shown that a person who cooks his food tends to eat a balanced diet. In simple words, when you cook your food at home, you spend half of the time getting the ingredients together, cleaning stuff, and tasting your food several times.

Unlike in restaurants, when we move out to stuff ourselves with tasty dishes, cooking food at home could help us in less eating as you are more likely to reach a comfortable level of fullness after eating a small portion only.

2: Wide Range of Dishes

When you cook food at home, you will get a variety of dishes on your table. You will then experience mixing up several ingredients together and will try to make a new dish. 

Interestingly, you will try the latest recipes. In general, the more variety of dishes, the more nutrients your body will get.

3: Gives You a Relaxing Feeling

Psychology says that cooking food can help you in relieving your stress. From washing vegetables to chopping and stirring, each step can leave a therapeutic effect on your mind. 

Next time when you are freaked out or stressed, move into your kitchen and start cooking your favorite food. You will be amazed to see how quickly you start feeling calm.

4: Create Your Diet

When you cook your food, you have all the power to control your ingredients and diet. Anyone having dietary issues, medical concerns, or health problems when you cook your food has options to make your food accordingly. Cooking Food also discourages overeating and helps in controlling your bad eating habits.

5: Save A lot of Money

The most notable benefit of cooking food is that you can save lots of Money. Every time you feel like munching on a large-sized pizza, and you are less with the budget, no worries. Move straight into the kitchen and cook your pizza on your own. Restaurants cost a much higher number of charges for the same item, which you can quickly cook in your kitchen without spending much.

The Final Verdict

Cooking Food has tremendous benefits, which no one can deny. Also, it brings everyone together and helps in living a positive life. So next time, before spending those extra pennies on unhealthy food, cook it on your own and enjoy it.

How to make easy Rice and chicken (Kuwaiti machbos)

How to make easy Rice and chicken (Kuwaiti machbos)

Machbos is a traditional dish in Kuwait

It is considered one of the main famous dishes

It is a healthy dish because it contains carbohydrates, proteins and fiber.

Let us start with the ingredients and how to cook this delicious dish.

Cooking time 1:30 – 2 hours ( If use a pressure cooker will be 1 hour )

Most of the time the chicken has to be cooked


1 whole chicken

3 cups of long rice ( basmati )

4 spoons of oil ( use ghee for a tastier taste )

2 chopped onions

1 Minced garlic ( fresh )

1 chopped tomatoes

5 pieces of fresh cardamom (a)

2 Cinnamon sticks (b)

3 pieces of Bay paper (c)

2 pieces of cloves (d)

7 grains of black pepper not crushed (e)

1/2 tablespoon salt ( as you like ) (f)

½ tablespoon black paper powder  (g)

1 tablespoon ( each )of mixing spices ( curry, turmeric, and  ground coriander ) (h)

Pinch of saffron (i)


  1. Wash the rice until the water becomes clear, then keep it into the water for half an hour.
  2. Fry the onion with the oil for 10 min.
  3. Add the garlic, tomatoes, and all the spices ( a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h,i).
  4. Keep frying for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the whole chicken (with the frying onions and the other ingredients ) for 5 minutes.
  6. Add hot water until chicken is covered a little ( close the cover ) keep boiling until the chicken be cooked ( about 1 hour ).
  7. Remove the chicken and keep it on the side.
  8. Strain the chicken water but don’t thought the water.
  9. Add the rice with the chicken water ( let the chicken water cover the rice).
  10. Cook the rice on medium heat ( 180 c ) for half an hour.
  11. Fry the chicken and put it Over the cooked rice.

Bon appétit