Sunday, January 25, 2015

Chatpata Paneer

This is one of the lovely and quick recipe which I found in the blog  Shwet's Sizzling Wok...she is a very good friend of mine whom i met in food group and she has got such wonderful collection of recipes please do visit her blog for more lovely recipes....Here is the one which i found really simple and tastes awesome ...I ended up having as a sandwich filling it was Awesome !!...So do try this and leave in your feedback :)

Ingredients

1 and 1/2  Cup Cubed Paneer

1 /2  tsp coriander powder

1/2 tsp haldi

1 tsp chilli powder

1/2 tsp chaat masala

1 tbsp yogurt

1 tsp roasted and crushed kasoori methi

1/4 tsp cumin seeds

2 tsp oil

1/2 tsp lemon juice

salt to taste

Coriander leaves for garnishing

Method


  1. Heat oil in a nonstick kadai, put cumin seeds and add coriander powder, turmeric and chilli powders and saute for a min till the masala gets cooked . Now add  yogurt amd cook till it leaves out oil completely .
  2. Then put paneer pieces and lightly toss till it is mixed completely 
  3. Lastly add kasoori methi and mix lightly so tht paneer doesn't break .
  4. Finally add lemon juice, chaat masala and toss.
  5. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve as a side dish for chapathi or as a sandwich filling...its yumm!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Temple style Rasam

Rasam is such a good comfort food...I always adore it with rice and papad......This is one of the best recipe which i learnt from my mom the thickness in this rasam is cause of ground tomatoes and this rasam can be done in  10 mins ....and tastes almost the same like temple style Rasam so many have tried and loved it .....here goes the recipe for it......do try this and leave in your feedback :) 

Ingredients

3 med sized Tomatoes (chopped)

1 & 1/2 tbsp coconut 

1 & 1/2 tsp coriander seeds

1 tsp urad dal

1/2 tsp pepper

8-10 methi seeds

generous pinch of hing asefoetida

1/4 tsp haldi / turmeric  powder

2-3 Red chilli ( I used Kasmiri /Bedagi)

2 tbsp coriander leaves

1 small seed side tamarind 

2  tbsp jaggery 

1 sprig of curry leaves + 1 sprig for tadka

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

2 tbsp coriander leaves + 1 tbsp for garnishing 

2  & 1/2 cups of water 

2 tbsp oil + 1 tbsp of tadka

1 red chilli 

salt to taste

Method

  1. Heat oil add coriander seeds, methi, hing, urad dal ,pepper, red chillies,  fry well on very low flame till you get nice aroma and red chillies turn crisp. Now add in coconut, haldi, curry leaves and fry for 2 mins then add in 2 chopped tomato and fry well till tomato turns mushy and then add in tamarind and grind to a fine paste .
  2. Now in a wide pot add in 2 & 1/2 cups of water and put salt and 1 chopped tomato and bring in to a boil . Now add the paste , Jaggary and let it  boil well for about 3-4 mins.
  3. If you feel it's thick you can add more water.
  4. Now take a tadka pan add oil when hot add mustard seeds, when they start to pop add coriander leaves , 1 broken red chilli , curry leaves and pour on tadka.
  5. Now add more coriander leaves for garnishing.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Chicken Shahi Kurma

This lovely recipe comes from Kini's Kitchen ...I have altered it slightly but this recipe is definetly awesome and a keeper...Thanks Nandini kini akka for sharing such an awesome recipe

Ingredients

1/2 kg chicken

5-6 tbsp oil

2 tsp gin garlic paste

2 sliced onion

1/4 cup cream

2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

1/2 tsp haldi  (Turmeric powder)

salt to taste

For Brown onion paste

2 onion (sliced)

6 cloves of garlic 

1/2 tsp coriander seeds

2 tsp  Kashmiri red chilli powder (mild)

6-8  fried Bedagi (kashmiri) whole chillies

6-7 Almonds

2 tbsp cashews + few fried cashews for garnishing

Method 


  1. Chop chicken into 1 ' cubes and wash and keep aside.
  2. For Brown onion paste : Heat 3 tbsp oil add onion slices and fry till it turns brown be careful here not to burn them. Grind this along with coriander seeds, garlic, kashmiri red chillies (fried ..in 1 tsp oil add little salt and fry chillies till they are roasted and keep them aside.), red chilli powder, cashews, Almonds to a fine paste.
  3. Marinate chicken with haldi , salt and leave it aside for 30 mins.
  4. In pan add 4 tbsp oil fry 2 sliced onion till they turn brown add gin garlic paste and fry till it oozes out oil.
  5. Now add brown onion paste and fry well covered till masala gets cooked and oil floats on top 
  6. Now add 1/2 cup curd (yogurt), 1/2 tsp red chilli powder and fry well till it gets cooked properly and then add chicken pieces and cover and cook till done and meat gets cooked.
  7. Add cream and mix well.
  8. Finally garnish with coriander leaves and fried cashews (opt). Serve with Rice it's Yummy !

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Dhabha style Dal fry

There is nothing more comforting like dal and rice ...isnt it ? ......This one of the most simple yet so delicious dal...tastes so yummy its my fav every since I have tried it I  just love it with rice.....Yum!

Ingredients 

1/2 cup red lentils (Red Masoor dal) + 1/4 cup Toor dal

1/4 tsp haldi (turmeric powder)

2 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped + 1 tbsp chopped extra

1 tsp red chilli powder

4-5 red chillies

2 pinches of hing powder (asafoetida)

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 tbsp ghee + 1 tsp oil 

salt to taste

Method

  1. Wash red lentils and pressure cook it with haldi, 
  2. Mash the dal well with a whisker. Add salt and 1 and 1/2 cup water and bring to a boil.
  3. Heat ghee and oil when it melts add cumin seeds, red chillies, fry for a min when cumin seeds sizzle add red chilli powder fry well and add this to dal.
  4. Now in oil fry 2 tbsp coriander leaves and add this to the dal as well .
  5. Mix well . Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.
  6. Serve with Rice....Simply Heavenly !!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Fruit Cake


Merry Christmas everyone  and Wishing all my readers and friends out there a very Happy New Year 2015.....Here is a very easy fruit cake which is non alcoholic and very light and yummy to have and No soaking required ...can be made in jiffy ...you will definitely love it ...so here goes the recipe for it ...........
Adapted from ...Nestle video

Ingredients

1/2 cup mixed Dry fruits ( Mix of Raisins, Cashews, Candied Peel (sugar orange peel), ( you can use more if you like my kids are not big fan of nuts like me so I have used little)

1/2 tin condensed milk

1/4 cup sugar (for caramalisation) + 1/4 cup water

1/4 tsp All spice powder / if you don't get it substitute it with 1/4 tsp clove powder + 1/4 tsp dalchini powder

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp soda bi carb

1 cup Plain flour (Maida)

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup Aerated water (Sparkling / Soda Water)

Method


  1. Heat sugar and melt till brown on low heat and mix in 1/4 cup water and boil for 2-3 mins and switch off the gas and keep aside.
  2. Mix dry fruits with little maida and keep aside.
  3. Sieve plain flour, soda, baking powder, All spice powder and keep aside.
  4. Cream in butter and condensed milk with the help of the electric beater then add mix well add the caramel little by little mix well .
  5. Now add in Aerated water and mix in now add mixed dry fruits and mix well.( It will be little runny the batter but thats how its meant to be.
  6. Grease the cake tin with butter and dust with maida .
  7. Preheat the oven to a 180'c for about 5-7 mins.
  8. Pour the mix in cake tin and bake for about 35 - 40 mins till done .Prick with a tooth pick in center and see whether its perfectly done.
  9. Allow it to cool completely before you slice .
  10. Enjoy the cake ...its really lovely !

Monday, December 22, 2014

Brinjal Tawa Fry

 This is such an Awesome recipe which is the way my mom prepares it ...i remembered it when my friend Tanushree had posted in the food group ....so here goes the recipe how my mom prepares it do try this and leave in your feedback :) 

Ingredients

1 long Aubergine (cut into thin roundals)

1 & 1/2 tsp red chilli powder, 

1/4 tsp haldi 

2 tbsp Rice flour

pinch of hing powder 

Lemon juice 

salt to taste 

oil to fry these Aubergine slices 

coriander leaves to sprinkle on top ( Opt ) 

Method 


  1. Cut long Aubergine into thin roundals . Spinkle salt mix well and keep aside,
  2. Make a thick spice paste of chilli powder, haldi, hing and rice flour.
  3. Apply this paste on both the sides of the Aubergine roundals and keep aside for 5 - 10 mins.
  4. Heat chapathi tawa  drizzle with some oil and fry Aubergine on both side till crisp . Drizzle with some more oil if needed .
  5. Serve hot squeeze little lime juice and sprinkle coriander leaves and serve.


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Masala Bhaat (Maharastrian style)


This recipe was shared by by very good friend Nutan she has got lovely collection of recipes this is one among them ...this is so flavorful and yummy rice you will absolutely love it ...here goes the recipe for that ......

Ingredients

2 Cups Pre cooked Basmati Rice ( cook till 80 % and feel if it feels cooked yet a bit grainy then its done drain and keep aside ) ( mix in 2 tbsp oil add put salt to taste and allow it to cool ) 

2 onion (chopped )

1/4 cup Chopped Cauliflower ( cut into small florets)

1/4 cup french beans chopped 

1/4 cup carrots ( cubed )

For the spice paste :

1 & 1/2 tsp Coriander seeds

1/2 tsp fennel seeds

2 cloves

small piece of star anise

1 ' ginger

3 big flakes of garlic 

2 green cardamom 

1 ' cinnamom 

1/2 cup coriander leaves

2 tbsp mint leaves

1 tsp peppercorn 

2-3 green chillies 

Other Ingredients 

1 Bay leaf 

1/2 tsp haldi powder 

Dash of lemon juice

2 tbsp Butter/Ghee + little oil 

salt to taste

Few cashews for garnishing

Method


  1. Grind to paste corinader seeds, fennel seeds, cloves, green cardamom , cinnamon, star anise, cinnamon, ginger, galic, coriander leaves, mint, green chillies, peppercorn to a fine paste. 
  2. In wide mixing non stick pan add ghee / butter then add bayleaf , then add chopped onion and fry till turns golden brown add the paste and fry on a simmer gas till oil leaves out and your left with a very pleasant aroma.
  3. Add all the pre cooked vegs and haldi powder and fry well for 3-4 mins.
  4. Switch off the gas and mix in the rice, add salt to taste.
  5. It's so delicious that you can have just like that or serve with Boondi Raita ........simply Yummy !

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Vegetarian Eggs



This is such an excellent version of party starter which I just experimented the other days simply loved it ....my hubby just loved and said it tastes just awesome ...the filling is so delicious that i kept having after the first bite ....its got lovely vegs sure to make your kids love it ...try this simply amazing here goes the recipe :) 

Ingredients 

4-5 boiled potato ( preferably refrigerated for 5-6 hrs )

For Mariantion 

1/4 cup Thick yogurt

1 tsp red chilli powder

1/2 tsp Tandoori Masala ( I used Baadshah ) 

2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves

1 tbsp Gin -garlic paste

pinch of ajwain (carom seeds) 

1/2 tsp roasted Jeera powder

1/4 tsp haldi powder

2 tsp Lemon juice

1 tbsp oil 

salt to taste

For the stuffing 

1/2 cup finely chopped Paneer

1/2 cup finely chopped cabbage

 1 small potato 

1 tbsp oil 

pinch of ajwain 

1 tsp grated garlic 

1 tsp grated ginger 

3 green chillies finely chopped 

1/4 tsp roasted Jeera powder

1/4 tsp Tandoori masala ( Baadshah Brand ) 

salt to taste

Other Ingredients 

few cashews for garnishing 

oil for rosting the potato 

Method 

  1. Prepare the marinade by mixing all the ingredients listed under " Marinade" and keep aside.
  2. Half the potato and take out a little potato from the center to shape it like egg as shown in the picture below.
  3. Now prick the potato and put these potato halves in the marinade and leave it in the fridge for about  1 -2 hrs.
  4. For the Stuffing .....In pan add 1 tbsp oil fry grated ginger, garlic, green chillies and fry well now add the ajwain and fry for a while add grated paneer, cabbage, grated potato ( I used the ones which i took out of the center here ) and mixed well. Now add coriander leaves, Jeera powder, tandoori masala and fry and simmer till all flavours gets mixed well .
  5. Now Heat a pan on a very low flame and drizzle with some oil and fry the potato halves till bown on all edges.
  6. Now take out in a serving plate and put some of the filling in the center. Place a fried cashew on top and serve...its so yumm.....Too good...try out and please leave in your feedback :) 



Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Palak Paneer Burchi

This is one of the awesome recipe which i had tried the other day simply loved every bite of this....just loved it with chapathi ...its finger licking good ...Amazing how a curry can be the best .....this is one of them 

Ingredients

2 cup Palak (Blanched and chopped)

1 small capsicum (finely chopped )

1 tomato ( finely chopped )

1 onion (finely chopped)

6 garlic flakes (finely chopped)

3 green chilli (finely chopped)

4 tbsp paneer (grated ) (or crumbled)

1/2 tsp Red chilli powder

1/2 tsp haldi powder

1/2 tbsp ketchup

1/4 cup milk 

2 tbsp cream 

salt to taste

2 tbsp oil 

pinch of sugar

a large pinch of garam masala

Method 


  1. Heat oil in a pan  add garlic and green chilli and fry for a minute then add onion and fry till translucent.
  2. Add capsicum and fry for 2 -3 mins .
  3. Add tomato and fry then add haldi, red chilli powder, garam masala fry well ketchup and fry well till it leaves out oil.
  4. Add salt, sugar and fry for 1-2 mins till tomatoes get completely mashed 
  5. Add Paneer and spinach and fry for 2 -3 mins .
  6. Now add milk and cook till it completely dries up.
  7. Lastly add cream and serve with chapathi ...you will simply love this....tastes just awesome.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Haryali Tikka

Here is one awesome recipe which was send by a contestant to sanjeev kapoor and was selected and featured ...I definetly wanted to tried it and just loved the flavour here ...here he has grilled the tikka well I have roasted in on a chapathi tawa till done ...it was just Awesome !




Ingredients

9- 10 Paneer cubes cut into thick cubes (cut half way in the center and leave it

1 cup coriander leaves (washed and chopped)

1/2 tsp saunf

1/2 tsp Red chilli powder  + 1/4 tsp

4 tbsp gram flour

1 tbsp ginger garlic paste

1/2 tsp Lemon juice

Oil for Roasting on the tawa

salt to taste

Method


  1. Grind coriander leaves, saunf, 1/2 tsp red chilli powder with little water to a thick paste.
  2. Cut Paneer into thick cubes and slit them without cutting them through.
  3. Stuff this ground paste into the cottage cheese cubes.
  4. In a bowl add this remaining ground paste, gram flour, salt, ginger garlic paste, Lemon juice mix well .
  5. Cover the paneer cubes with this paste.
  6. Heat a chapathi tawa or grill and drizzle with little oil and roast paneer on a v low flame till brown on edges......YUM YUM YUM!!!!!...this recipe definitely tasted like the one we get in Restaurants try this you will love it !