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Kadhai Paneer

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Ingredients
Paneer cubed, 1 cupIMG_20130827_182305
onion big slices -1
tomato big slices – 1
capsicum big slices -1
ginger & garlic paste  -1 tbsp
green chillies- 2
dried red chilli -2
corriander seeds- 1bsp
Red chilli powder -1 tbsp
coriander powder -2 tbsp
garam masala-1/2 tbsp
salt -as per taste
coriander leaves chopped -2 tbsp
oil -2 tbsp to fry vegetables
oil -2 tsp to cook the whole sabzi
half cup water / 2tbsp milk cream
Method
Heat oil in a kadai and fry big sliced onions, tomato, capsicum, green chillies, and paneer seperately and keep aside. Now in the same oil add some more oil if needed and heat dried red chillies broken into two, and crushed coriander seeds,  sauté for half a minute. Then add ginger garlic paste and cook for a minute , after this add coriander powder, red chilli powder and salt , you can add milk cream to this masala or some water, if you like i add to make the gravy thick. then add all the vegetables one by one except tomatoes  and sauté for a some time then add tomatoes. Cook over high heat till the oil separates. Add paneer and and half  cup of water only if needed to get some heavy gravy. lastly add garam masala powder over the dish and let it Cook, covered, over low heat for five minutes. Serve hot, garnish with chopped coriander leaves over the dish and serve with chapatti or paratha.

Spicy Sambhar

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Sambhar

Sambhar

 

1 cup arhar dal

10 -12 curry leaves

half spoon sarso seeds ( mustard)

2 -3  onions

2 medium tomatoes quartered

pinch of turmeric

tamarind  juice or amchur

salt to taste

2 Red chilli sabut

1/2 tbsp Red chilli powder

coriander leaves to garnish

1/2 tbsp oil

 

Boil arhar dal in pressure cooker with a pinch of salt and turmeric powder. after 3 or 4 whistles take it off .

Now in a kadhai heat oil and put sarso seeds and dry chill is when a bit cool, and cook all the vegetables – onion, tomato ( you can add boiled bottle gourd pieces or drumsticks as per choice ) and cook it on a medium flame. add chilli powder amchur or tamarind juice to this mixture cook till the tamarinds rawness goes away then add the boiled arhar dal from the cooker into kadhai , mix it well and then add salt and curry leaves into this and cook for 6 or 8 minutes.  Its optional to add sambhar masala if reqd or else this is more than enough to give the real taste of sambhar.

serve it with rice and papad or even idlis.

Enjoy