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 ! 




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.