Monday, November 17, 2014

Shahi Kaaju Aloo

 This recipe so so yummy that I remember first time I had this curry when I came down to bangalore to visit my family and my younger sister who is a very very good cook had prepared this curry for chapathi...I loved every bite of it and asked my sister how did she prepare this.....I always remember her when I prepare this curry . Do try this you will absolutely love this curry its totally different and you will love every bite of it ...so do try this and leave in your feedback :-)

Ingredients 

3 med sized potato (cubed potato)

2 tbsp cashew powder + few for garnishing

1 ' ginger

4-5 flakes of garlic

1/2 tsp shahi jeera

1 bay leaf

2 onion (finely chopped)

1/4 tsp haldi (turmeric) Powder

1/2 tsp garam masala

1/2 tsp chilli powder

1/4 cup curd (whisk to make it smooth)

1/4 cup milk

salt to taste

2 tbsp oil + oil for shallow frying the potato

2 tbsp coriander leaves for garnishing

Method

  1. Heat oil in a small non stick pan and drop in cubed potatoes and fry till golden brown and keep aside.
  2. Make a paste with garlic, ginger, cashew and keep aside.
  3. Heat oil in kadai add shahi jeera, bay leaf when it splutters add onion and fry till it turns slight brown add haldi, red chilli powder, garam masala mix well now add garlic cashew paste cook for 2-3 mins.
  4. Add curd and mix till it leaves out oil and the masala gets cooked well add milk and boil till semi thick then add potatoes , salt and mix well .
  5. Finally garnish with coriander leaves and fried cashews. 
  6. Serve with chapathi ...you will def enjoy this lovely curry :)



Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Hara Bhara Pakoda

One of the very healthy pakoda ....used greens and onion to make it more healthy .....just loved the taste its so yummy do try this and leave in your feedback 

Ingredients

1 cup Methi leaves

(Fenugreek leaves) finely chopped

1 red onion finely chopped

3 green chilli finely minced

1 tsp garlic grated 

3 tbsp Gram flour

2 tbsp Rice flour

2 tbsp Fine Semolina

2 tbsp Palak Puree

3 tbsp crumbled Paneer

salt

oil for shallow frying

Method


  1. In mixing bowl add washed and finely chopped methi leaves, add chopped onion , gramflour, Rice flour, Fine semolina, crumbled Paneer, grated garlic, green chillies and mix well now add in salt and bind using little palak puree ...no need to add any extra water.
  2. Take a small amount of batter and shape it into round ball flatten a bit and shallow fry in a small non stick pan.
  3. Serve with Ketchup or dip of your choice.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Kacche Kele ki Asharfi

These are one of the most amazing starter recipe of which comes from my friend Tanushree Aich she has such wonderful collection of recipes this is one among them when she had featured this recipe in a food group I def wanted to try this .....original source of recipe is from Chef Vikas Khanna....but I have altered the recipe slightly...I was so happy with the results that I have already prepared it twice :)

Ingredients

2 Med capsicum (cut the tops and remove the seeds)

1 med sized onion finely chopped

1 unripened Green Banana

2 med sized potato (boiled and grated)

1 and 1/2 tbsp grated gin - garlic paste

2 -3 green chillies finely minced

2 tbsp coriander leaves

1 tsp red chilli powder

2 tbsp gramflour

salt to taste

1 and 1/2 tsp oil for roasting on the tawa  + 2 tbsp extra

Method 

  1. Boil Green banana with skin and cool and peel of the skin and mash it and add mashed potato to it and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan on medium heat add onions and fry till golden brown. add  gin garlic pasted, minced green chilli and fry well it u get nice aroma and it gets cooked add coriander leaves anf fry well now add red chilli powder and fry well.
  3. Now add this fried onion mix, gramflour to the mashed vegs and mix well. Add salt 
  4. Fill this mixture into cleaned hallow capsicum and stuff well . 
  5. Using a sharp knife cut the the stuffed capsicum into thin slices.
  6. Heat the tawa on the low flame and drizzle with oil and fry on both sides till it gets cooked and turns golden on both sides.
  7. Serve with coriander chutney or any dip of your choice....one of the best recipes..so do try this and leave in your feedback.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Pizza Bread rolls

Try these bread rolls your children will absolutely love them ...The outer coating of the bread is an idea from an internet video although I have altered it again slightly according to my taste buds....but tried it my way and my children loved it :D...so did we so try these they are simply amazing !!!

 For outer covering of Bread roll

2-3 Bread Slices (make into fine crumbs in Mixer grinder)

3 tbsp finely chopped onion 

1/4 tsp curd

little salt (don't use too much as bread already has salt)

little pizza seasoning

1 tsp coriander leaves

For Pizza filling 

3 tbsp cheese

2 tbsp chopped onion 

2 tbsp  chopped capsicum 

2 tbsp ketchup 

sprinkle of pizza seasoning

oil for greasing the Appe pan which I have shown in the pic below

Method

  1. In mixing bowl and Bread Crumbs, onion , coriander leaves, curd, coriander leaves, make a dough adding little water and keep aside.
  2. Mix all ingredients listed under "Pizza Filling" and keep aside.
  3. Take a small dough make a dent and put little filling as shown in the picture.
  4. Shape them into round balls and keep aside.
  5. Grease a appe pan and and put 1/4 tsp oil in each and place the balls and fry on very low flame for 2-3 mins till golden .
  6. Serve and enjoy with ketchup

Monday, October 27, 2014

Special Neer Dosa (Panpolo)

This is a special dosa which my mom prepares it simply is the best the way she prepares ....so this is dedicated to my mom ....She is a very superb cook and everything I have learnt today I owe it to her....this is one polo (dosa) which I love a lot ...a lovely version from regular neer dosa /panpolo ...tastes Awesome with chutney .....so try it and leave in your feedback :D

Ingredients

1 and 1/2 cup Rice

1/4 cup coconut

1/2 cup finely chopped onion

1/4  cup coriander leaves

2 tbsp green chillies

1/4 cup chana dal (soaked overnight)

salt to taste

oil for roasting dosa

1/2 cup water

Method
  1. Soak Rice for 3-4 hrs and grind it with coconut and little water and grind to a fine paste. Add water and make it very thin batter then add add presoaked chana dal, coriander leaves, green chillies, onion and mix well. Add salt to taste.
  2. Take a pan drizzle with little oil and wipe out excess with a napkin  when pan becomes hot then pour evenly and flip and cook on another side too ...tastes superb and you ll simply love chana dal bits it tastes like cashews...I simply love this dosa :D

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Panchkadayi

This is my traditional and favourite sweet since childhood days .......Happy Diwali everyone posting one of my fav sweets...

Ingredients

1 1/2  cups Freshly grated coconut

1 cup Jaggary

2 tbsp Roasted black black sesame seeds

5-6 green cardamom 

1/4 cup mix of chana dal and Yellow moong dal

6-7 whole cashews broken into bits 

1  & 1/2 cups of water

Method 

  1. Now wash and dry roast black sesame seeds and keep aside.
  2. In pan dry roast chana dal, moong dal. Now grind this along with elaichi and grind coarsely.(Just one whizz is fine don't grind too much).
  3. Roast cashews and keep aside.
  4. In pan add jaggary add water and mix well and switch on the gas and allow it to come to a boil and reduce a bit.
  5. Now add grated coconut to the jaggary and boil till the jaggary syrup gets well soaked in the coconut and then switch off the gas.
  6. Now add the coarsely ground dal, add cashews and roasted sesame seeds and mix well. Serve...it tastes simply Awesome.


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Yogurt Kebab


This a lovely healthy recipe which will just melt in your mouth and surely you will love the taste of this ...so try this and leave in your feedback...It tastes Awesome and superb :)

Ingredients 

1 cup Yogurt (hung at night ) (very important)

1 and 1/2 tbsp gramflour (besan)

1 tbsp oil + 2 tbsp for shallow frying 

1 small onion finely chopped

1 big  garlic clove (grated)

1 tsp Ginger (grated)

1/4 tsp garam masala

1/4 tsp roasted cumin powder

4 slices of Bread (make bread crumbs) + more if needed

2 tbsp chopped Coriander leaves 

2 green chillies ( finely minced )

salt to taste 

Method 
  1. Put curd in a strainer keep bowl underneath it  and place a lid and press hard it will drain out little water then keep it the same way in the fridge overnight. (this is the key step please don't omit it else you won't get a good cutlet).
  2. Put bread in mixer grinder and make bread crumbs and keep aside.
  3. In small pan dry roast besan till it leaves out aroma and keep aside.
  4. Heat oil in pan add onion and cook till softened add ginger, garlic, green chillies , add garam masala, roasted cumin powder fry well add coriander leaves and fry for 2-3 mins.
  5. Now take it out in mixing bowl add curd and roasted gramflour and put the bread crumbs little by little and mix till it  gets to the consistency that you can make small balls out of it . The consistency is shown in the picture below.
  6.  Make small balls and shallow fry in 2 tbsp oil till u get a golden texture be careful it will give a beautiful texture and wont break.....As you can see in this picture it didn't soak up any oil and did come out really nice .

  1. Note if you want a crisp kebab shallow fry in small non stick pan which is highly recommended ....do try this I am sure your family will love it the way we enjoyed with a hot cup of tea :)



Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Aachari Paneer Fritters

This is my new innovative fritters with Awesome flavour ...my son absolutely loved the flavour as he a big Paneer fan and he said "Mom will u teach me to do these fritters cause the taste is awesome".....There are so many little things in life which makes us happy and blessed to be loved  this is one of them...huge compliment for any mom to see their kid love the food they prepare...try this you will absolutely love these bite size fritters. This is again a No onion No garlic recipe So Enjoy !!!


Ingredients

1 cup of cubed Paneer

2 tbsp Priya Mango Pickle along with a piece of Mango ( you can use any pickle which u love but i love this brand)

2 tbsp curd

1/2 tsp crushed kasoori methi


1 tsp mild Red chilli powder

1/4 tsp haldi powder

salte to taste ( put little as pickle has lot of salt content in it)

1/2 cup store brought fresh bread crumbs

Method 

Grind Mango pickle, curd, red chilli powder, kasoori methi, haldi to a fine paste. Marinate Paneer with this mix and keep aside for 1 hour.

Roll in Bread crumbs and deep fry in oil

Serve with your favourite dip ....Enjoy with a hot cup of coffee !!!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Vegetable Cutlet




This recipe comes from Kudpi's Raj Garam tawa he has such awesome collection of recipes that you will simply love here is one such amazing recipe . Thanks Kudpi Raj maam for this wonderful recipe. I have made a slight change in the recipe according to my taste buds as I like crisp coating but the rest remains the same ...try this and leave in your feedback ...this tasted exactly like the cutlet we get in hotel ....simply amazing !!!!

Ingredients

5-6 med sized potato mashed

2 carrots (grated)

1 med sized beetroot (boiled and grated)

4 bread slices ( dipped in water and squeezed to pulp)

4-5 green chilles (minced)

1/2 tsp garam masala powder

2 tbsp cornflour

salt to taste

Bread crumbs for coating

2 tbsp Maida/ Plain flour + 2 tbsp corn flour mixed to a semi thick paste.

Oil for shallow frying

Method

  1. In Bowl add mashed potato, beetroot, carrot, bread pulp, cornflour and mix well. Add salt, and keep aside.
  2. In pan add 2 tbsp oil add garlic and green chilles and fry well till garlic turns light brown now add the ground mix of vegs and mix till it leaves out oil. Add garam masala and keep aside.
  3. Shape it into round cutlets and roll in bread crumbs and keep in the fridge for 15 mins.
  4. Now make a paste of maida and cornflour and roll this cutlets in the paste and roll again in bread crumbs for the 2nd time...this will give a very crisp effect.
  5. Heat oil and shallow fry till golden brown on both the side. serve with chutney 
Green chutney served with cutlets

Ingredients

1/2 cup coconut

2 tbsp onion

2 tbsp tomato

2 tbsp coriander leaves

2 small flakes of garlic 

2 green chilles

salt to tase

Method

  1. Grind all the above ingredients listed under "green chutney" adding little water and serve with cutlets...Simply superb cutlets !!!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Red Hot Malaiwale Jhinghe


This is such a lovely dish which I experimented the other day it turned out near to any restaurant style. Do try this you will absolutely love it ...Superb in taste and simply 
YUM YUM !!!!

Ingredients

20 - 25 Jumbo prawns (deveined and cleaned)

For Marination

2 tbsp ginger garlic paste

1 1/2  tsp Red chilli powder 

1/2 tsp coriander powder

1/2 tsp haldi powder

1/2 tsp fine corn meal

salt to taste

For Tadka

5-6 big flakes of garlic finely chopped

4 slit green chillies

1 sprig curry leaves

2 tbsp coriander leaves 

For gravy

2 finely chopped tomato

2 tbsp cream

3 tbsp oil for frying + 1 tbsp for gravy

salt to taste

Method 
  1. Marinate prawns with ingredients listed under Marination and keep aside for 25-30 mins.
  2. Take oil in a pan drop in these marinated prawns and fry well till cooked and oil oozes out.
  3. In small kadai put oil add green chillies, chopped garlic fry well now add curry leaves and fry add coriander leaves fry and put this on prawns and mix well.
  4. In pan oil 2 tbsp oil drop in chopped tomato and fry well till mashed add cream and mix well. Now add the flavoured prawns and mix in....taste it its such a beautiful burst of flavour. Garnish with coriander leaves ...You will also say simply superb !!!!