I've really gotten into cooking more lately :) You basically have to cook everything from scratch here. I really don't know how we survived our first 3 years... but the last year and a half I've actually learned how to cook :) Aashini eats the National food at school and loves it, so I thought I would learn to make some of the foods she likes at school. Yesterday I made:
It's super easy! I should have made it long ago :) First you do some tempering. Put a little oil in a skillet and add Yellow Mustard Seeds & Cumin Seeds. Cook them for a little bit (until the mustard seeds have turned a very light brown).
Put in 5-6 finely diced tomatoes along with coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, salt, minced garlic & some chilies (optional - I leave these out for Aashini).
Cook it until you've made a nice curry (the tomatoes should be almost a chunky paste-like consistency).
Chop up paneer into small pieces (if you can't get paneer easily you can - Make it Yourself! - super easy - you only need milk, lemon juice & a cheese cloth!).
Add the paneer and cook until everything is heated and yummy!
Aashini loves eating it with Roti! (You can Make it Yourself Too! - here's a video tutorial)
I also made these yummy cookies the other day!! I got the recipe HERE! They're called Everything Cookies ;) YUM!