Author Archives: Monica

Balle Indian Food has a new home!!

That’s right, is moving to it’s new home! Please subscribe to my new blog as all new posts will be updated there. In addition, when you check out my new blog you will see I have a new … Continue reading

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Rajma Masala Curry ( Spicy Pinto Bean Curry)

I love  rajma! It’s one of my favourite dishes. Usually served with basmati rice, this Indian pinto bean dish is called ‘rajma chawal’ in Hindi. I highly doubt you will find this  at any Indian restaurant but it’s one of … Continue reading

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Spicy Okra (Bhindi) with Yellow Peppers and Onions

I love making this okra dish. It’s one my brother’s favourite dishes and he ensures that it is made at least once a week in the house. He does nothing to help his desire become a reality of course, apart … Continue reading

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Chicken Tikka Masala Fajitas with Mint Yoghurt Sauce

I always order these bad boys when I go to Mexican restaurants. I love making them fresh at home too but this time I thought I’d spice them up-literally, by changing up the filling. This is the first time I’d … Continue reading

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Urad Dal Masala

If you go to an  Indian grocery store you will see that urad dal is available in three types: 1) Whole urad dal which is black 2) Split urad dal which is black and white 3) Split and washed urad … Continue reading

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Pani Puri (Gol Goppa) Indian Street Food

There are so many different kinds of food vendors on the busy streets of India and the Pani Puri carts are by far the most popular. Most people end up here after work, school or stop by whilst they are … Continue reading

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Gobi ka Paratha (Stuffed Chappati)

Gobi ka Paratha is translated as stuffed cauliflower parathas (parathas are fried chappatis).  These are typically served for breakfast in many Punjabi households and if you get a couple of these down you before you start the day you are … Continue reading

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Vegetable Samosas

These classic Indian snacks are usually served at dinner parties at my house or whenever we’re craving them. This is my Mum’s yum recipe. She taught me how to make them this past week so I took some snaps of … Continue reading

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Shahi Paneer-The Skinny Version

Another paneer recipe you maybe thinking? Yes yes I know..but this time I’m using the amazing combination of cream and paneer! Before making this dish, I thought I would make something along the lines of Shahi Paneer which is a … Continue reading

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Sicilian Mozzarella, Basil and Tomato Pizza Pie

What’s better than pizza? Homemade pizza! Check out this new recipe-I made a video tutorial for it and everything! It’s actually pretty simple and the end result is well worth the effort. Have a look (literally). Serves 4-6 What we … Continue reading

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