Friday, October 31, 2014

SPINACH BREAD


INGREDIENTS:
1) 8 Bread slices
2) 2 cups Spinach leaves finely chopped
3) 1/2 Teaspoon Ajwain/Carom seeds
4) 1/4 Teaspoon turmeric powder
5) 1/4 Teaspoon Garam masala
6) 1/4 Teaspoon Jeera Powder
7) 1/4 Teaspoon Red Chilly powder
8) Salt to taste
9) 1 Teaspoon Green Chilly Chopped
10) 1 Cup Chick Pea flour/ Besan
11) Water for making batter
12) Little Oil for non stick tawa

PREPARATION TIME: 10 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* In a bowl put besan and mix water in it to form a batter
* Batter should be a little running consistency
* To the batter, add spinach leaves and ajwain, mix well
* Add garam masala, jeera powder, red chilly powder and turmeric
* Finally add salt and green chillies and mix well
* Take a slice of bread and spread the spinach batter to one side of the bread
* Put the batter side bread down on hot non stick tawa and cook till batter turns color
* Once cooked on one side apply oil on the other side of bread
* Turn to cook the other side till turns crisp
* Serve hot with tomato ketchup or green chutney

GREEN CHUTNEY - http://me-as-chef.blogspot.in/2014/08/coriander-mint-chutney.html


Monday, October 27, 2014

EASY EGGLESS BISCUIT CAKE


INGREDIENTS:
1) 1 Packet of Marie biscuits
2) 1 Packet of Hide 'n' Seek Biscuits
3) 1 Packet of Parle G biscuits
4) 1 1/2 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
5) 1 Tablespoon chocolate Sauce
6) 1 cup Milk
7) Oil for greasing

PREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Grind the biscuits into powder form and keep it in a bowl
* Add Milk, Baking powder, Chocolate sauce and mix well
* Grease the cake bowl and add the batter to the bowl
* Microwave the batter for 4 minutes and done!
* Pour Chocolate Sauce over it before serving!


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

INSTANT GULAB JAMOONS


On occassion of Dhanteras and Diwali i present instant gulab jamoon which requires hardly 30 minutes of your time!!
INGREDIENTS:
1) 1 cup Mawa/Khoya
2) 1/2 Cup Paneer
3) 2 Tablespoon Maida
4) 1 Teaspoon Baking powder
5) 3 Cup Sugar
6) 1/2 Teaspoon Elaichi/Cardomom powder
7) Oil for frying

PREPARATION TIME: 30 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* In a wok add oil and let it heat up for frying
* In a bowl mix khoya, maida, paneer and baking powder
* Mix well so that no lumps there and forms like a dough
* Make balls and fry them in the wok till brown
* In a pan add sugar and 1 cup water, let it boil
* Add cardamom powder and boil till 1 string consistency
* Put all fried balls into the sugar syrup and give them a boil each
* Take out all gulab jamoons from sugar syrup and serve in a dish
* For cupcakes, i made a 2 string sugar syrup
* For Cupcakes, i strained the jamoons from extra sugar syrup
* Done!


Monday, October 20, 2014

PALAK PANEER


INGREDIENTS:
1) 2 Bunches Palak/Spinach Leaves
2) 250gms Paneer/Cottage Cheese
3) 2 Onions Chopped
4) 2 Tomatoes Chopped
5) 1 Tablespoon Ginger garlic paste
6) 1 Green Chilli
7) 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
8) 1 Teaspoon Coriander powder
9) 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala
10) 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
11) Salt to taste
12) 1/2 Cup Fresh Cream
13) 1 Tablespoon oil

PREPARATION TIME: 30 minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Cut the paneer into cubes or small triangles and keep aside
* Wash the palak and boil it for 5 min with 1/2 cup water
* Make puree of this boiled palak and keep aside
* In a wok heat oil, add onions and saute till they change color
* Add ginger garlic paste and cook for few minutes
* Add turmeric powder and red chilli powder
* After cooking for a minute add tomatoes, cook till they become soft
* Add coriander powder and garam masala powder
* Add Palak puree and salt and cook for 10 minutes
* Finally add paneer and cook for a minute
* Serve hot with parathas and chapatis
* Before serving add a dash of fresh cream on the palak paneer


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

LACHCHA PARATHA



INGREDIENTS:
1) 2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
2) Water for Kneading
3) 1 Cup Ghee/Clarified Butter
4) 1 Teaspoon salt

PREPARATION TIME: 20 minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* In a large bowl take 2 cups of flour and add salt, mix
* Add water little by little and knead it into a smooth ball/dough
* Divide the dough into equal portions of 10 balls
* With a rolling pin roll one ball into a flat disc
* Apply ghee on the disc with the help of a brush
* Sprinkle some dry flour on the disc
* Fan fold the disc, then roll it into a flat ball, as shown in picture
* With help of little dry flour roll the ball again into a disc
* Cook on tawa or hot plate till brown spots appear on a side
* Its time to change the side, cook the other side too
* Apply ghee on both sides and cook for a minute on each side
* Done! Serve hot with curries, chicken dishes, vegetables etc
* You can add black pepper or ajwain/carom seeds for more flavours


Thursday, October 2, 2014

HONEY CHILLI BABYCORNS



INGREDIENTS:
1) 250gms Babycorn
2) 4-5 Garlic Cloves Chopped
3) 2 Green Chillies
4) Salt to taste
5) Black pepper to taste
6) 1 Tablespoon Tomato Sauce
7) 2 Teaspoon Green Chilli Sauce
8) 1 Tablespoon Soya Sauce
9) 2 Tablespoon Honey
10) 1 Capsicum Juliennes
11) 1 Onion Juliennes
12) 2 Tablespoon oil
13) 1/2 Cup green onions chopped

PREPARATION TIME:

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Split the babycorn in half length wise and boil them till 8 minutes
* Drain the babycorn and keep aside
* In a wok, heat oil, add garlic and green chillies, saute for a minute
* Add Onion, capsicum and saute for 3 -4 minutes
* Add Tomato Sauce, soya sauce, green chilli sauce
* Add babycorn and saute for a minute
* Add honey and green onions chopped
* Serve hot with chips and toasted bread!



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