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Indian Fusion Tacos with Shivani's Curry Masala Spice

Indian Fusion Tacos with Shivani's Curry Masala Spice

Try our delicious Indian Fusion Tacos with Shivani's Curry Masala!
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Vegetarian Lasagna with Shivani's Tikka Sauce

Vegetarian Lasagna with Shivani's Tikka Sauce

Serves 3-5 people 
Ingredients
  • 2 packets of Shivani's Tikka Sauce 
  • 1 tbs. vegetable oil
  • 1 large zucchini, cut into quarter moon slices of 1 cm
  • 50 gm of diced onions
  • 25 gm of diced garlic
  • 50 gm of cabbage
  • 50 gm of broccoli
  • 50 gm of cauliflower
  • 50 gm of carrots
  • 50 ml water
  • 40 g grated mozzarella
  • 6 lasagna sheets

Béchamel sauce

  • 30 g butter
  • 30 g flour
  • 400 ml milk
Let's cook!
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Heat the oil in a medium sized pan, add onions garlic along with a good pinch of salt. Give the pan a stir and cook for 5 minutes. Add all the vegetables and cook, covered, over a medium heat for another 5 minutes, stirring every now and then. 
  3. Add in the Shivani's Tikka Sauce, and 50 ml water. 
  4. Bring to a simmer and cook for another 5 minutes or until the veggies are soft. Add another splash of water if it is too thick.
  5. To make the béchamel, heat the butter in a small pan, add the flour and stir constantly for 2-3 minutes at moderate heat.
  6. Add the milk, stirring until it has been completely absorbed. Once you have added all the milk, bring to a simmer and cook for 1 minute. Take off the heat and season with salt and black pepper to taste. 
  7. Build your Lasagna in a small baking dish. Start with around 1/3 of the veggie mix and sauce. Cover with Lasagna sheets and then veggies again. Spoon over some (around ¼) of the béchamel. Cover with the Lasagna sheets and repeat another 1-2 times (depending on the size of your dish). Finish by covering the top sheets with béchamel and, finally, your cheese.
  8. Place in the oven and bake for 25 minutes - cover with silver foil. 
  9. Remove your dish from the oven and remove the silver foil and cook again back until cheese is golden.

    All of our Ready to Use Sauces can be found at Pete's Frootique Fine Foods, (both locations) or order online here 

    All Shivani's Kitchen Ready to Use Sauces are salt-free, gluten-free and have no preservatives! Proudly Made in Nova Scotia, Canada. We use fresh ingredients from our local farmers for our sauces. 

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    Paneer Tikka with Shivani's Garam Masala Spice

    Paneer Tikka with Shivani's Garam Masala Spice

    Ingredients

    • 2 tbsp oil (prefer mustard oil)
    • 1 tsp chilli powder
    • salt as needed
    • 1 tsp Shivani's Garam Masala Spice 
    • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
    • 1 tsp coriander powder
    • 2 tsp ginger garlic paste
    • 6 tbsp greek yogurt
    • 200 gms of paneer (cut into 9 cubes)
    • 1 large onion (cut into quarters)
    • 2 bell pepper 6-8 cubes (try different colours)

    Marinade all the ingredients. Cover and keep in fridge for 1-2 hours. 

    Take skewers, put paneer, onions, bell peppers one by one on the skewers.

    BBQ them and wait till they are slightly brown colour. 

    With left overs you can add Shivani's Tikka sauce and enjoy!

    All of our spice blends can be found at the following: locations or order online here.

    All Shivani's Kitchen Spice blends are salt-free and gluten-free!  Made in Nova Scotia.

     

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    Palak Paneer with Shivani's Garam Masala Spice

    Palak Paneer with Shivani's Garam Masala Spice

    Blanch your spinach

    • 3 cups of water
    • 2 lbs of spinach
    • ½ inch of ginger
    • 2-3 thai green chillies

    Add spinach to boiling water. Once the spinach is cooked, remove and add to cold water. We do this so that we don’t lose the colour of spinach. 

    Lets make Palak Paneer

    Ingredients

    • Take 425 gm of paneer cut them in the shapes you desire.
    • 2 tbsp salted or unsalted butter
    • 1 medium sized onion diced small
    • 2 big tomatoes diced
    • ginger 1/2 inch grated
    • 1/2 tsp turmeric
    • 1 tsp Garam Masala Spice 

    Lets make it

    • Heat 2 tbsp of butter in a pan
    • Add one medium sized onion (diced small) to butter
    • Make your onions soft and translucent
    • Add  tomatoes and ginger
    • Add salt to taste
    • Make it mushy
    • Add spices, turmeric, garam masala spice
    • Now add paneer to it and at slow flame cover it for 6-8 mins
    • Add around 4 ounces of spinach sauce.
    • Add one cup of water
    • Let everything boil together for 8-10 mins
    • You can add 2 tbsp of 18% cream at the end (optional)

    If you want to make healty palak paneer use low fat paneer. And do not add cream at the end. 

    All of our spice blends can be found at the following: locations or order online here.

    All Shivani's Kitchen Spice blends are salt-free and gluten-free!  Made in Nova Scotia.

     

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    Butter Chicken with Shivani's Butter Chicken Spice & Chicken Tikka with Shivani's Ready to Use Tikka Sauce

    Butter Chicken with Shivani's Butter Chicken Spice & Chicken Tikka with Shivani's Ready to Use Tikka Sauce

    Take chicken thighs or chicken breasts.

    Marinate around 250 gm of chicken with 1 tbsp. Shivani's Butter Chicken Spice. 

    • 2 tbsp no flavour Yogurt
    • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
    • Salt to taste
    • Lemon juice 1 tsp
    • For more colour add paprika (1 tsp) (optional)

    Keep the marinade for min 2 hours, overnight is best.

    Grill chicken in an oven at temperature of 350 f for 20-30 min, until it is cooked.

    (you can also bbq it).

    You can cook your chicken previously and keep it in fridge for 2-3 days.

    Let's make Butter Chicken

    Thaw Shivani's Butter Chicken Ready to Use Sauce in fridge.

    Take out Butter Chicken Sauce. Place in one pan add around 100 gm of water, 1 tsp of salt and 125 gm of cooked cut chicken pieces in the pot. Give it one boil. Your Butter Chicken is ready!

    Let's Make Chicken Tikka (serving of 2)

    Ingredients

    Recipe

    Take a pan and add oil. Once warm, add onions and green pepper. Stir for 1-2 mins. Add cut cooked chicken pieces to it. Now, add Shivani's Tikka Ready to Use Sauce, and  50 gm of water. Add salt to taste and let everything boil together. Your Chicken Tikka is ready.

    All Shivani's Kitchen Ready to Use Sauces are salt-free, gluten-free and have no preservatives!  We use fresh ingredients from our local farmers.  #local Made in Nova Scotia.

    All Shivani's Kitchen Spice blends are salt-free and gluten-free!  Made in Nova Scotia.

    All of our Ready to Use Sauces can be ordered online here.  All our Spices can be found on the shelves here or order online here

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    Garlic flavoured Dal with Shivani's Curry Masala and Garam Masala Spices (Instapot)

    Garlic flavoured Dal with Shivani's Curry Masala and Garam Masala Spices (Instapot)

    Is it the flu season yet?  Even if it isn't it's always good to keep your resistance strong. Did you know Garlic has properties to fight a cold and the flu? I made a garlic flavoured Dal. And if you have an instapot, even better.  This is the perfect little recipe.

    -1 cup split Pigeon Peas (toor dal)

    (Also known as “toor dal,” Split Pigeon Peas are one of the most popular pulses in India. These hulled, split legumes break down easily when cooked, making them an ideal thickener for curries, soups and stews.)

    - 1 tablespoon oil

    - 1 tsp cumin seeds

    - 1 tsp Shivani's Kitchen Curry Masala Spice 

    - 8 garlic cloves minced

    - 3 cup water

    - cilantro garnish

    - 1/2 tsp Shivani's Kitchen Garam Masala Spice 

    Let's Make it:

    • Rinse your lentils 2 times with cold water and then soak for 15 mins.
    • Press the saute button in instapot and add oil, allow it to heat up for a min.
    • Add cumin seeds, let them splutter.
    • Add garlic make them brown, add Shivani's Curry Masala Spice.
    • Add the soaked dal quickly without water.
    • Stir it.
    • Add 3 cup water, secure the lid close the pressure valve and cook for 7 mins at high pressure.
    • Naturally release the pressure.
    • Once open add Shivani's Garam Masala Spice and garnish with cilantro.  Serve with rice. 

    All of our spice blends can be found at the following: locations or order online here

    All Shivani's Kitchen Spice blends are salt-free and gluten-free!  Made in Nova Scotia.

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    Cheezy Paneer Paratha with Shivani's Garam Masala Spice
    Butter Chicken Masala with Shivani's Butter Chicken Masala Spice

    Butter Chicken Masala with Shivani's Butter Chicken Masala Spice

    Ingredients

    • Boneless chicken cut into 11⁄2 inch pieces 750 grams

    • Salt to taste

    • Butter 2 tablespoons

    For marinade

    • Lemon1 tsp

     

    For Curry/Gravy

    • Butter 4 tablespoons

    • Butter Chicken Masala 1 tbsp

    • Ginger paste 1 teaspoon

    • Garlic paste 1 teaspoon

    • Tomato 7-8 cut into small pieces

    • Salt to taste

    • Sugar 1 tablespoons

    • Fresh cream 1/2 cup

    • 12-15 cashew nuts soaked in milk or water

    How to make Butter Chicken

    Method

    Step 1

    Apply a mixture of Butter Chicken Masala, and the ingredients in marinade to the chicken pieces and set aside over night in the refrigerator.

    Step 2

    Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas. Cook in the preheated oven or a moderately hot oven for 20 minutes or until almost done. Baste with butter and change sides - cook for another 5 mins.

    Step 3

    To make the gravy, heat the butter in a non-stick pan. Add the ginger and garlic paste sauté for two minutes. Add the tomato pieces, Butter Chicken Masala and salt.

    Step 4

    Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for ten minutes. When you start getting the mushy look time to turn off the tomatoes and let them cool down. Once cooled grind tomatoes along with cashew nuts that were soaked.

    Step 5

    Put the ground tomatoes back to pot and let it cook now with the chicken pieces. Simmer for five minutes and add the fresh cream (optional). Add sugar to remove the sourness of tomatoes, also if you don’t like spicy. Serve hot with roti/rice.

    All Shivani's Kitchen Spices are salt-free and gluten-free!  Made in Nova Scotia.

    All our spices can be found here or order online here. 

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