Tag Archives: masala

Palak Paneer

Standard

IMG_20131018_151753

Palak Paneer Recipie 

Ingredients :

Spinach – A Bundle abt 500 gms

Paneer- 200 to 300 Gms Cut into dices

Mustard or refined oil – 3-4 tbsp

Cumin seeds ( jeera) – 1/4 tbsp

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tbsp

Tomato sliced -1

Onion – 1 cut or paste into shreds

Green Chillies -2

Garlic- paste of 2 or 3

kasuri Methi  – 1/2 tbsp

Dry Red Chilli- 3

Salt – to taste

Dry mango powder (amchur)- 1/2 tbsp

Coriander Powder – 1 tbsp

Red Chilli powder – 1/2 tbsp

Garam Masala – 1/4 tbsp

Fresh Cream or Ghee – 4 tbsp ( Can add if desired)

Method :

Remove spinach leaves from stem and wash the leaves in a bucket or bowl then ,Take 2 glasses of water and some salt in the pressure cooker and boil it till 3 whistles then take the spinach out and cool it for some time after that put the leaves in the mixer and make it into a smooth paste  .

After this in a kadhai put some oil and fry the paneer cubes after cutting them into dices, take them out on a plate and let the oil be in kadhai now put some dried red chilli , cumin seeds, kasuri methi and let the jeera crackle ,now add garlic and onion paste and saute well.

Now add sliced tomato and let it cook for 5-6 minute on medium heat, along with spices like turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala and dry mango powder, let it cook further for another 5 minutes. after this add the spinach paste into this and stir well.  Now after 2 minutes of cooking add the fried pieces of paneer and mix it well, if needed put some salt if required because spinach alredy contains salt when it was boiled. let it Cook covered on low heat for 4-5 minute.

Take it out in a serving bowl and garnish with fresh cream or ghee. To add more flavor you can add some drops of lemon juice.

Tangy Spicy Chutney

Standard

IMG_20130917_165206

Ingredients.

1 large Onion chopped

2 tomato chopped

6 to 7 green chilly’s choppedImage
1/2 tbsp Mustard seeds

4 spoon mustard or cooking oil

20 to 25 curry leaves

salt to taste

pinch of red chili powder

Method :

Heat Mustard oil in a kadhai , lower the flame and add curry leaves and mustard seeds let them splutter now add chopped onions and green chilly and keep tossing and saute for a minute, now add chopped tomato’s and pinch of salt and red chilli powder and saute till tomato are boiled and gives out gravy in chutney. take the chutney out of kadhai and serve with hot paratha or additional with roti sabzi.

Kadhai Paneer

Standard
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.

Chatpati Aloo Tikki

Standard

Image

Hello Everyone,

here’s the recipe for spicy Aloo tikki..

Ingredients 
  • Potatoes-4 
  • Boiled Chana Daal ( bengal Gram ) handful.
  • Onions-1(finely chopped)
  • Green chillies-1 finely chopped
  • Red chilli powder-1/2 to 1 tsp(
  • Coriander powder-1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala-1/4 tsp
  • Amchur powder a pinch
  • Coriander leaves -finely chopped
  • Salt-to taste
  • Bread -2-3 slices 
  • Cornflour ( maida ) 4 tbsp 
  • Oil
Method
Boil the potatoes and mash them completely, then add chopped onion, coriander leaves, green chilli and the spices red chilli powder, garam masala, salt, amchur powder and bread slices into the bowl and mash the potato and bread and mix it well . dont make it like a paste but a smooth mix . Then make small balls of the mixture and fill some chana daal in between them then roll again and press them to flatten a bit. Coat the flattened tikkis with bread crumbs or you can also use maida ( cornflour) . Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan and place the tikki’s and cook them till they become golden brown turning and tossing them time to time, cook till they become golden brown .Repeat the same with all the tikki . garnish with coriander chutney, imli chutney , some chopped onion and tomato and you can add some curd for the real roadside tikkiwala taste. also you can add some chole to this to make it more spicy and tasty.
You can eat and enjoy this with bread also by keeping it in between two bread slices and eat with sauce. 
 
 

Spicy Sambhar

Standard
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