Showing posts with label Indian Recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Indian Recipes. Show all posts

Monday, March 13, 2017

PINDI CHANNE / PINDI CHICKPEA


HOLI SPECIAL - PINDI CHANNE

INGREDIENTS:
1) 500 gms Channe or Chickpeas
2) 2 Onions puree
3) 2 Tomato Puree
4) 2 Teaspoon Ginger Garlic paste
5) 2 Tablespoon oil
6) 1 Teaspoon coriander
7) 1 Teaspoon Dry Mango Powder
8) 1 Teaspoon turmeric Powder
9) 1/2 Teaspoon Pomegranate seeds
10) 1 Teaspoon Jeera/Cumin powder
11) 4-5 Dry red chillies
12) 4-5 Cardamom Seeds
13) 2 Cloves
14) A pinch of Nutmeg
15) Salt to taste
16) Coriander for garnish

PREPARATION TIME: 1 hour 40 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Wash chickpeas and soak them in hot water for 1 hour **
* Pressure cook them to get 3 whistles or cook till they are soft
* Chop and puree onions and tomatoes separately, keep aside
* In a pan dry roast cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, dry red chillies
* Grind the roasted masalas and pomegranate seeds, keep it aside
* In a Pressure cooker heat oil and add onion paste, ginger garlic paste
* Saute the paste till onions dry and turn brown
* Add tomato paste and turmeric powder, saute well till it dries up
* Add the coriander, cumin, Dry mango and roasted grinded masala
* Add little water to get more flavour out of the dry ingredients
* Cook the masala till dry and starts sticking to the cooker
* Add the boiled Chick peas and water in which it was boiled in, mix and cook further
* Add more water if you require more gravy to eat with rice/couscous
* You can reduce water once it is cooked to have it with nan/parathas or simply as chaat
* Give 2-3 cooker whistles or cook till masalas have been incorporated in chick peas
* Cook till you can crush chickpea between your fingers easily
* Serve and garnish with fresh coriander

** Soaking chickpeas in hot water speeds the process of soaking water - Dont need to leave it overnight



Tuesday, February 28, 2017

ALOO PALAK / POTATOES WITH SPINACH


INGREDIENTS:
1) 5-6 Potatoes
2) 1 Bunch Spinach
3) 2 Tablespoon oil
4) 1/2 Teaspoon Jeera seeds
5) 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
6) 1/2 Teaspoon Red chilly Powder
7) 1/2 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
8) 1/2 Teaspoon Jeera Powder
9) Salt to taste
10) 1-2 Fresh Green chilly
11) Fresh coriander to garnish

PREPARATION TIME: 30 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Wash the spinach leaves and chop it very finely, keep aside
* Peel and wash the potatoes, cut them in small cubes
* In a wok, heat oil and crackle jeera/cumin seeds
* Add Turmeric powder and potatoes, mix well and let it cook
* Cook the potatoes till almost soft, or the sides get a brown color
* Add chopped spinach, green chilly(cut lenght wise) and mix well
* Cook till spinach reduces and changes color
* Add Coriander, red chilly, jeera powder, salt and mix well
* Further cook for 2-3 minutes and its done
* Serve hot with parathas, naan, or chapatis, garnish with fresh coriander


Friday, January 13, 2017

DOLI KI ROTI



This is a very special long lost recipe from the north of India. I always enjoyed it at my grandmom's house, but as the name suggests sometimes it used to come from other sources too! Its always called "DOLI aayi hai" as the house that prepares it makes sure relatives and friends receive the fried rotis or the basic masala mix. The house which receives masala mix again makes a whole lot of rotis and distributes them. During the time its prepared the aroma of the homemade traditional yeast and frying of wheat just makes it irresistable. It can be prepared plain or a filling of chana daal can be added! Try this long lost multani/punjabi recipe! #Longlostrecipe

INGREDIENTS:
1) 2 Tablespoons KhasKhas/Poppy Seeds
2) 3 Pieces Dalchini/Cinnamon
3) 10 Nos cloves/Long
4) 1 Nos Jaifal/Nutmeg
5) 5 Black ELaichi/Cardomom
6) 3 Tablespoon Chana daal/yellow split lentil
7) 2 Glass of Water
8) 3 Kg Wheat Flour
9) 2 Tablespoons Sugar
10) Salt to taste

PREPARATION TIME: 2 days

HOW TO PREPARE:
* In a muslin cloth, add khuskhus, dalchini, cloves, jaifal, elaichi, and Chana Daal
* Tie the cloth securely,to make a potli and keep aside
* Boil water in a pan and add the potli, Let it boil for 4-5 minutes
* Take the pan off the gas and wrap it up in a blanket
* Check pan next day same time, If bubbles are there then heat lightly
* Add in half(1/2) Kg of Wheat flour and mix till a pakoda batter consistency
* Cover again with blanket and keep aside
* Within 2- 3 hours the batter with ferment, and now the basic mix is ready
* Add Rest of the wheat flour and mix well with help of warm water
* Add Sugar and Salt according to taste, mix well and cover
* After 2- 3 Hours the mix will ferment
* Spread a plastic sheets on table or foils on counter tops
* Roll out Rotis or chapatis by hand around 6" in diameter and put them on sheet
* Roll out the whole dough and put the rotis on sheet and cover them
* After leaving for 2-3 hours these rotis ferment and swell up
* Take each roti and fry and cool on wire rack
* Store them in fridge till 15 days, Heat when you take out
* Have it as snack, as breakfast, with tea or in any meal with Mango Pickle

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

SPICY POTATO STIR FRY/ MASALEDAAR SUKHE ALOO


INGREDIENTS:
1) 4-6 Potatoes boiled
2) 1/2 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
3) 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin/Jeera Seeds
4) 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
5) 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
6) 1/2 Teaspoon Dry Mango Powder
7) 1/2 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
8) 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala
9) 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin Powder
10) A Pinch Asafoetida
11) Salt to taste
12) 2 Tablespoon Mustard Oil
13) Fresh Coriander Leaves for Garnish

PREPARATION TIME: 30 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* peel and Cut the boiled potatoes into cubes and keep aside
* In a wok, heat oil and crackle cumin and mustard seeds
* Add Asafoetida and turmeric powder and mix well
* Add in potato cubes and mix well
* Add salt, red chilly, garam masala, coriander, cumin and dry mango powder and mix well
* Cover and cook for a minute or two till potatoes soak in all the flavours
* Take out in a serving bowl and garnish with fresh coriander and green chillies



Monday, December 5, 2016

ROASTED TOMATO CHUTNEY


INGREDIENTS:
1) 4 Tomatoes
2) 1 Onion Chopped
3) 2 Green Chilli
4) Fresh Coriander Leaves
5) 4-5 Garlic Cloves
6) 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
7) 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
8) Salt to taste
9) 1/2 Teaspoon Jeera Powder
10) 1/2 Teaspoon Amchoor Powder
11) Black Pepper to taste
12) 1/2 Teaspoon Mustard seeds
13) 1 Tablespoon Oil
14) Pinch of Asafoetida

PREPARATION TIME: 15 Minutes
HOW TO PREPARE:
* Roast the tomatoes on gas flame till the skin of tomato gets charred
* Put them in chilled water to remove the tomato skin easily
* Remove skin and put them in mixer to blend the roasted tomato
* Add in Salt, black pepper, Red chilly, Amchoor, Jeera powder
* Add in Fresh coriander and chopped Onions and mix well
* In a small pan, heat up oil and crackle some mustard seeds
* Fry some garlic cloves in the oil and add chopped green chillies too
* Add turmeric and asafoetida in the end and pour this oil tadka on the tomato blend
* Mix well and serve hot or chilled with fresh coriander leaves
* This is well served with rice dishes, litti chokha or daal batti



Sunday, October 30, 2016

ALOO POORI - DIWALI SPECIAL



ALOO KI SABZI
INGREDIENTS:
1) 500gms Potatoes
2) 2 Tablespoon Oil
3) 1/2 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
4) Pinch of Asafoetida
5) 3-4 Green Chillies
6) 3 Tomatoes Chopped
7) 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric
8) 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilly Powder
9) Few Methi/Fenugreek Seeds
10) Salt to taste
11) 1 Teaspoon Dry Mango Powder
12) Fresh Green Coriander to garnish

POORI
INGREDIENTS:
1) 1/2 Kg Whole wheat Flour
2) Salt to taste
3) 3 Teaspoon Oil
4) Water to Knead the flour

PREPARATION TIME: 30 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
ALOO KI SABZI
* Boil the potatoes, Peel them and Mash them roughly when cooled
* In a wok, Heat the oil, crackle some Methi seeds and mustard seeds
* Add Asafoetida and green chillies and saute for a minute
* Add Tomatoes and Salt, saute till soft
* Add Turmeric and Red chilly powder, saute till masala leaves oil
* Add Mashed potatoes to the tomato masala, mix well and add 2 cups of water
* Cover and let it cook for few minutes, finally add dry mango powder
* Serve hot with fresh coriander as garnish
POORI
* In a plate, take out flour and add salt, mix well
* Add little oil, and knead into a soft dough with water
* Heat oil in a wok
* Take little dough and roll it out into rounds of 4 inch diameter
* Fry the rolled out dough in the heated oil
* Fry both sides, let the poori puff
* When golden brown in color, drain out oil
* Keep the Pooris on kitchen towel to drain out excess oil
* Serve hot with hot Aloo ki sabzi
* Serve with sliced onions, pickles and lemon wedges


Thursday, October 6, 2016

SPROUTS KI SABZI


INGREDIENTS:
1) 200 gms Black Chana Sprouts
2) 100 gms Green Moong Sprouts
3) 1 Onion Chopped
4) 2 Tamotoes Chopped
5) 1/2 Teaspoon Jeera/Cumin seeds
6) 1 Tablespoon Oil
7) A Pinch of Asafoetida
8) 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric
9) Salt to taste
10) Black Pepper to taste
11) Red Chilly Powder to taste
12) 1/2 Teaspoon Dry Mango Powder
13) Fresh Coriander Chopped
14) 1/2 Lemon Juice (Optional)

PREPARATION TIME: 30 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* In a pan or pressure cooker, boil water and add turmeric and little salt.
* Add sprouts and let it boil till soft. When done drain and let it cool
* In a pan, heat oil and crackle some jeera seeds and asafoetida
* Add Chopped onions and saute a little till onions turn translucent
* Add red chilly, mix and after a minute add chopped tomatoes
* Add little salt and mix, saute till tomatoes get soft
* Add sprouts and little water and let it cook
* Add black pepper, dry mango powder and adjust salt
* Serve hot with fresh coriander leaves and lemon juice as garnish
* Can be served with puris, paranthas, kulchas or even as a filing in Golgappas


Sunday, September 25, 2016

STEAM AJWAIN FISH


INGREDIENTS:
1) 250 gms Single bone fish(Seer/Pomfret etc)
2) 1 Teaspoon Ginger Garlic paste
3) 2 Green Chilli Slit
4) 1 Lemon Juice
5) 1/2 Teaspoon Ajwain/Carom seeds
6) Salt to taste
7) 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric
8) Black Pepper Powder to taste
9) 1 Cup Mixed Vegetables
10) Fresh Coriander Leaves for garnish

PREPARATION TIME: 6 Hours

HOW TO PREPARE:
* In a bowl keep the washed and cleaned fish, slit the fish
* Add ginger garlic paste, ajwain, salt, pepper, turmeric and lemon juice
* Rub it on the fish till completely covered with marination
* Keep the slit green chillies in the slits of fish
* Keep in refrigeration for 5 hours for marinate
* Heat the steamer or a vessel with lid with 3 cups of water
* Put the fish in a foil packet and keep the packet in the steamer
* Add the vegetables too in the steamer for steaming
* After 30 mins fish is done
* Serve hot, garnished with fresh coriander and lemon wedge

Monday, September 19, 2016

BESAN LADDOOS


INGREDIENTS:
1) 1 Cup Besan/Chickpea flour
2) 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
3) 1/4 Cup Sooji/Semolina
4) 2 Teaspoons Elaichi/Cardamom Powder
5) 3/4 Cup Ghee/Clarified Butter
6) Few Raisins to decorate (Optional)
7) 1/2 Cup Almonds Powdered (Optional)

PREPARATION TIME : 1 Hour

HOW TO PREPARE:
* In a Wok add half of the ghee and let it melt
* Add sooji and besan together and mix well
* Mix should look like a crumb mix. If required add more ghee
* Mix and roast in wok till besan slightly changes color
* Roast till its turned golden brown and gives a nice aroma
* Take off the heat when done and cool it on the plate
* Add cardomom, almonds and sugar powder in it and mix well
* If too dry to make balls, add a little hot ghee
* Make laddoos and keep in an air tight container
* You can put one raisin on each laddoo to decorate it
* During festivities you can put silver wark on it too and serve your guests


Friday, September 16, 2016

IDLY DHOKLAS


INGREDIENTS:
1) 1 Cup Besan/Chickpea Flour
2) 1 Teaspoon Eno Fruit salt
3) 1/2 Teaspoon Chopped Green Chilli
4) 1/2 Teaspoon Grated Ginger
5) 1/4 Cup Yogurt
6) 3/4 Cup Water
7) Salt to taste
8) 3 tablespoon Oil
9) Few Curry Leaves
10) 1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
11) 1 Tablespoon Sugar
12) 5-6 Green Chillies slit lenght wise/ Dry Red Chilli
13) 1 Pinch Asafoetida/Hing
14) 1/3 Cup water
15) Fresh Chopped Green Coriander to garnish(optional)
16) Fresh grated Coconut to garnish (Optional)

PREPARATION TIME: 30 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Grease the Idly stands with little oil and keep aside
* In a bowl take besan, add water and curd and mix well till no lumps are there
* Add Green chilli, grated ginger and salt to taste, Mix well
* Add 1 tablespoon of oil and eno fruit salt, mix well
* Pour the besan batter on idly stands and steam for 10-15 minutes
* After it is cooled, take out the idly shaped dhoklas and arrange them on serving dish
* In a pan heat 1 tablespoon oil and crackle mustard seeds
* Add Asafoetida and sugar, mix once and add water
* Cook till sugar dissolves and then pour on the idly dhoklas
* Garnish with fresh coriander, fresh grated coconut and slit green chillies


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

ADRAK WALI CHAI or GINGER TEA


INGREDIENTS:
1) 2 Cups Water
2) 1 Cup Milk
3) 1 Teaspoon Saunf/Fennel seeds
4) 5 Teaspoon Sugar
5) A pinch of Cinnamon Powder
6) 2 Teaspoon Grated Ginger
7) 1/4 Big Elaichi
8) 3 Teaspoon Tea leaves
9) 2-3 Tulsi Leaves - Optional

PREPARATION TIME: 5-6 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Please see the video link Of Adrak Wali Chai

Saturday, August 20, 2016

METHI MALAI PANEER



INGREDIENTS:
1) 250 gms Paneer/Cottage Cheese
2) 2 Onions
3) 2 Tomatoes
4) 1 Teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
5) 1/2 Cup Cream
6) 1/4 Cup Kasoori Methi/Dried Fenugreek
7) 2 Tablespoon oil
8) 1/4 teaspoon Cumin/Jeera seeds
9) A pinch of Methi seeds/fenugreek seeds
10) Few Peppercorns
11) 1/4 Teaspoon Fennel seeds
12) Fresh coriander for garnish

PREPARATION TIME: 30 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* In a dry pan, dry roast fennel, cumin seeds, methi seeds and peppercorns
* Grind them after roasting into fine powder, keep aside for later use
* Make a paste of onions and tomatoes seperately
* In a pan, heat up oil and add onion paste, saute till color turns brown
* Add Ginger garlic paste, and saute for few minutes
* Add tomato paste and cook till it starts to stick on the bottom
* Add dried roasted seeds powder and a little water and let it cook to a boil
* Add paneer cubes and dried fenugreek and let it cook
* Pour in malai to get a rich flavour and creamy texture
* Cook till the gravy thickens, take off heat
* Serve hot and garnish well with fresh coriander


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

PRAWN MALAI CURRY



INGREDIENTS:
1) 500gms uncooked de-veined Jumbo/King Prawns/Shrimps/Chingri
2) 200 ml Coconut Milk
3) 1/2 Cup fresh grated coconut
4) 2 Onion finely Chopped
5) 2 Teaspoon Ginger paste
6) 2 green cardamoms
7) 2" Cinnamon sticks
8) 1 Tej patta/Bay Leaf
9) 1 Teaspoon Sugar
10) 1 Teaspoon Turmeric
11) 1 Teaspoon Red Chilly Powder
12) 1 Teaspoon Panchforan seeds(Cumin, mustard, fenugreek, nigella and fennel)
13) 1 cup water
14) Salt to taste
15) 2 Tablespoon Mustard Oil
16) 2 Potatoes chopped in big chunks
17) 2 Green Chillies
18) Fresh coriander for garnish

PREPARATION TIME: 45 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Wash the prawns clean and keep it in a bowl
* Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon turmeric, little salt and red chilly powder and keep aside for 20 minutes
* In a pan heat up mustard oil and crackle cardamom, cinnamon, and bay leaf
* Add ginger paste and saute for a minute before adding onions
* Cook till the onions get translucent and oil is seperated
* Add in green chillies, potatoes, salt and sugar, cook for a minute
* Sprinkle Turmeric, and red chilly powder and let it cook
* Pour Coconut milk, mix well and let it come to a boil on medium heat
* Let it cook till the gravy turns a little thick
* Meanwhile in a seperate pan, heat 1 teaspoon oil and crackle panchforan
* Immediately add a cup of water and let it come to a boil
* Add the prawns and fresh grated coconut, let it cook till they r pink in color and curled up
* Once done add prawns and little water to the coconut gravy
* Cook on simmer for 5-6 minutes till prawns and potatoes are soft
* Serve hot with boiled rice, garnished with fresh coriander



Saturday, July 23, 2016

ROASTED TOMATO CHUTNEY WITH INSTANT DOSA



INGREDIENTS:
FOR CHUTNEY:
1) 4 Tomatoes
2) 1 Onion Chopped
3) 5-6 Garlic Cloves
4) 1 Tablespoon Yellow Moong Daal
5) 2 Dried red chillies
6) 1 Tablespoon oil
7) 1/2 Teaspoon Mustard seeds
8) 5-6 sticks dried tamarind
9) Salt to taste
10) A pinch of asafoetida

FOR DOSA:
1) 1 Cup Maida
2) 1/2 Cup Besan
3) 1 Cup Suji/Rava
4) 1 Cup Rice Atta
5) Salt to taste
6) Water to mix

PREPARATION TIME: 50 minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
CHUTNEY
* Wash the tomatoes and keep them on the fire to roast them
* Roasting them gives a nice flavours and removes the skin easily
* Remove the tomato skin and roughly chop them, keep aside
* In a small wok, heat oil, crackle mustard seeds, dried red chillies and moong daal
* Add in asafoetida and garlic cloves and let it cook for a minute
* Add chopped onions and salt and saute till onions turn translucent
* Add tomatoes and red chilly powder and further cook till tomatoes get soft
* Take off heat and let it cool till room temperature
* Add in tamarind and put in mixer jar to grind it into a paste or chutney
* Serve fresh with dosas or idlis

INSTANT DOSAS
* In a bowl mix maida, suji, besan, and rice atta
* Add in salt according to taste
* Add little by little water and keep mixing till it forms a batter
* Rest the batter for 20- 30 minutes
* Add little water if batter feels thick
* On a hot flat tawa apply oil and pour a laddle of batter on it
* spread the batter on tawa evenly and let it cook
* Sprinkle oil and turn the the dosa to cook it other side
* Turn again and fold and serve hot with chutney


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

CHICKEN TIKKA FRY



INGREDIENTS:
1) 1 Kg Chicken Breasts
2) 2 Tablespoon Yogurt
3) 3 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
4) 3 Teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
5) 1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
6) 1 Teaspoon Garam Masala
7) 1 Teaspoon Turmeric
8) 1 Teaspoon Kashmiri red chilly powder
9) A pinch of fennel powder
10) A pinch of clove powder
11) A pinch of cinnamon powder
12) 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
13) 1/2 Teaspoon Jeera powder
14) Salt to taste
15) 2 Tablespoon oil
16) 2 Onions Chopped
17) Few Curry Leaves
18) 1/2 Teaspoon Mustard seeds
19) 3-4 Green Chillies
20) 5-6 Garlic cloves chopped
21) Fresh Coriander for garnish

PREPARATION TIME: 2 Hours 40 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Wash the chicken breasts and cut it into chunks
* In a bowl, put chicken chunks, add yogurt, ginger garlic paste and lemon juice
* Add dry ingredients - salt, red chilly, turmeric, garam masala, coriander powder
* More - fennel, cinnamon, clove powder, jeera powder, and black pepper
* Mix well, and keep it marinated for 2 hours in the refrigerator
* After 2 hours, in a grill pan, apply oil and heat it up
* Put the chicken chunks on the pan and grill it
* Grill all the chicken chunks and keep it aside
* It will be yellow in color as i have not added any food coloring
* In a wok, heat up oil, and crackle mustard seeds, chopped garlic and curry leaves
* Add in green chillies, and chopped Onions, mix well
* Saute till onions get brown, add in grilled chicken chunks
* Saute till the onions get coated on the chicken and serve
* Serve hot, with fresh coriander as garnish


Sunday, July 3, 2016

BESAN KE CHILLE KI SABZI



INGREDIENTS:
FOR CHILLAS:
1) 6 Tablespoons Besan
2) 1 Teaspoon Jeera Powder
3) 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala
4) 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilly Powder
5) Salt to taste
6) Water to make batter
7) Oil to make the chillas

FOR GRAVY:
1) 2 Onions Chopped
2) 2 Tomatoes Chopped
3) 2 Teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
4) 1 Green Chilly
5) 1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
6) 1/2 Teaspoon Garam masala
7) 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilly Powder
8) 1/2 Teaspoon Jeera Powder
9) 1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
10) 1/2 Teaspoon Panch Phoran seeds
11) 2 Tablespoon Oil
12) 2 Bay Leaves
13) Salt to taste
14) Fresh Coriander for garnish

PREPARATION TIME: 40 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* In a bowl take besan, add little by little water and mix it thoroughly to make a batter
* Add Jeera Powder, Garam Masala, Red Chilly, salt and mix it well
* Heat up tawa or flat griddle, apply a little oil and pour a ladle of besan batter
* Spread the batter in circles evenly on the tawa, let it cook
* Sprinkle little oil on the surface facing up and then flip it over to cook other side
* Once both sides cooked, take it off the tawa and roll it and keep aside
* Make a paste of onions with green chillies and keep aside
* Make a paste of chopped tomatoes and keep aside
* In a wok heat up oil, crackle panch phoran seeds, Bay leaves and add in onion paste
* Saute till onion paste turns brown in color and starts leaving oil
* Add in Ginger Garlic paste and tomato paste and saute till it thickens
* Add in turmeric, red chilly, salt, coriander powder, jeera powder, coriander powder, mix well
* Saute for few minutes till the masalas relieve their flavours
* Add in water and let it boil for few minutes till gravy is done
* Cut the chillas in slices or break apart in pieces and put them in gravy
* Serve hot as the chillas will soak up all the water nd will become soggy
* To avoid chillas becoming soggy, you can fry the chillas
* I like the chillas to become soggy
* Its a one pot dish, serve with fresh coriander as garnish
* Can be eaten with parathas or kori rotis

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

SEVIYAN or VERMICELLI



INGREDIENTS:
1) 2 Cups Seviyan/Thin Vermicelli
2) 1 Ltr Whole Milk
3) 1/2 Cup Sugar
4) 4 Nos Elaichi/Cardamom
5) 1/4 Teaspoon Fennel Powder
6) 2 Drops of Vanilla Essence
7) 1/2 Can of Condensed Milk
8) 1/2 Cup Chopped Nuts(optional)

PREPARATION TIME: 30 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Take the milk in the pot and put it up for boil
* Add in Sugar, Cardamom, fennel powder and vanilla essence, Mix well
* Let the milk boil and get reduced a little
* Add in seviyan or vermicelli, keep stirring till seviyan looks cooked and soft
* Take the pot off heat and let it cool a little
* Seviyan seems to drink up the milk and make it more thick in consistency
* Now add in the condensed milk and 3/4th nuts and mix in well
* Keep in refrigerator if you want to serve chilled
* Serve at room temperature with garnished nuts and cardamom



Wednesday, May 18, 2016

HONEY PANEER WITH BEANS



INGREDIENTS:
1) 500gms Paneer/Indian Cottage Cheese
2) 2 Cups Trimmed Beans
3) 2 Onions Chopped
4) 2 Tomatoes Chopped
5) 1 Teaspoon Ginger Paste
6) 1 Teaspoon Garlic Paste
7) 2 Tablespoon Oil
8) 1 Teaspoon Coriander powder
9) 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala
10) 1/2 Teaspoon Jeera Powder
11) 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilly Powder
12) 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
13) Salt to taste
14) 1/2 Teaspoon Jeera Seeds
15) 1 Tablespoon Honey
16) A Pinch of Asafoetida

PREPARATION TIME: 30 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Wash and cut the trimmed beans into an inch lenghts
* Cut the paneer in cubes and keep aside
* In a wok, heat up oil and crackle jeera seeds and asafoetida
* Add Onions and turmeric, saute till onions go soft
* Add Ginger and garlic paste and saute till the mix turns brown
* Add honey and little water and mix everything
* Add garam masala, coriander powder, jeera powder, and red chilly
* Add Tomato puree and let it cook for few minutes
* Add the beans and cook till beans get soft
* Finally add in paneer and give it a boil
* Garnish with fresh coriander and serve hot


EGG CURRY / ANDA CURRY



INGREDIENTS:
1) 4 - 6 Hard Boiled n Deshelled Eggs
2) 2 Onions (Paste form)
3) 2 Tomatoes (Paste form)
4) 1 Tablespoon Ginger-Garlic Paste
5) Salt to taste
6) 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli powder
7) 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric powder
8) 1/4 Teaspoon Garam Masala
9) 1/2 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
10) 1/2 Teaspoon Jeera Seeds
11) 1 Tablespoon oil
12) Few Coriander leaves chopped for serving

PREPARATION TIME : 15 Mins

HOW TO PREPARE :
* Heat oil in a pan and add jeera seeds when it crackles then
* Add Ginger-Garlic paste, when it turns its color a bit then
* Add Onion paste, When paste turns golden brown then
* Add Tomato paste, when paste gets dry and leaves oil, then
* Add all the dry masalas(Coriander, garam masala, tumeric, Red Chilli and salt)
* Add water to make gravy of consistency of your choice
* Simmer & Boil the gravy 5-10 mins,Let water absorb all flavours of the masala
* Finally Add Boiled Eggs( Cut in half)
* Serve and decorate with Coriander Leaves.


Prepare this my style and have a yummy main dish for dinner or lunch!

Sunday, March 6, 2016

COLLARD SAAG WITH PEAS



INGREDIENTS:
1) 1 Bunch Collard Leaves/English Greens
2) 1 Bunch Spinach Leaves
3) 1/2 Cup Cabbage Chopped
4) 1-2 Green Chillies
5) 1 Tablespoon Besan/Chickpea Flour
6) 2 Tablespoon Ghee/Clarified Butter
7) 1 Teaspoon Jeera Seeds
8) 1" Cinnamon Stick
9) 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric powder
10) 1 Teaspoon Garam Masala
11) 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilly Powder
12) Salt to taste
13) 1 Cup Onion Chopped
14) 2 Teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
15) 1 Cup Tomatoes Chopped
16) 1 Cup Peas

PREPARATION TIME: 30 minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* In a pan heat 1 cup of water and add washed spinach, collard and cabbage
* Cook for 15 minutes till they get soft and mushy, Let it cool
* Put it in a mixer, add green chillies and make a paste
* Add besan/Chickpea flour to the green paste, mix well and keep aside
* In a Wok, heat ghee and add cinnamon and jeera, let it crackle
* Add Chopped Onions and saute for a minute before adding ginger garlic paste
* Saute for few minutes before adding chopped tomatoes
* Add Turmeric, Garam masala, Salt and red chilly powder and cook for 5-6 minutes
* Finally add the peas and green paste made earlier, mix well
* Cook for 15 minutes till water evaporates and leaves a thick paste
* Consistency can be checked, if paste leaves a thick coating on the spatula
* Serve hot with missi rotis, or missi parathas, nans or plain parathas
* Garnish with a tablespoon of ghee


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