It is going to be that time of the year again. Navratri is a celebration of nine days during which Goddess Durga is worshipped and most people observe fast. Delicacies such as Sabudana khichdi, fruit chaat, kheer and kuttu ki poori are some of the most popular dishes cooked during the Navratri season. To make your festival extra special why not try Thai Basil Paneer and Chatpate Khasta Aaloo? Don’t worry. Dine With Colors is here to your rescue. You can watch the Navratri special episodes wherein the host of the show Simran Kochar in conversation with Chef Sunny from Chand Palace in Parsippany. Watch the Chef prepare mouth-watering Navratri special Indo-American and authentically Indian dishes.
Chef Sunny also shared his experience of how he came up with the idea of this interesting fusion dish ‘Thai Basil Paneer’. He shared, “Some people are tired of eating potatoes every day. So, to make them taste something special during the festivities, Thai Basil Paneer is our go-to dish. The recipe is simple, and anyone can easily prepare it during Navratri also because the recipe doesn’t include onion or Garlic. So those observing Fast during this festival can always cook and serve this healthy recipe.”
Thai Basil Paneer recipe
Chatpate Khaste Aaloo:
Chef Sunny shared, “The speciality of this dish is that it requires only those ingredients that are most found or readily available in anyone’s kitchen. For example- around 4-5 guests visit your place uninvited during the festival and you don’t have many groceries left in your kitchen, Chatpate Khasta Aaloo can be easily prepared with potato, coriander and some basic spices then this dish requires only 4-5 mins of your time, and you can easily impress your guests.”
Chatpate Khaste Aaloo recipe: