Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Fried Chana Daal With Paneer

Ingredients :

150gmchana daal.
200gm paneer.
100gm onion.
100gm tomato.
1 red chilly.
2 black cardamoms.
4 cloves.
2 bayleaves.
1 inch ginger.
3 flacks garlic.
turmaric powder to taste.
1/4tsp red chilly powder. 
salt a needed.
100gm oil or ghee.
water as required.
some corriender leaves.

Method Of Preparation :

wash the dal soak it for 2 hours.Grate onions.
Cut the coroander leaves.
Chop tomatoes.Grind ginger and garlic.
Cut paneer in to cubes and fry.
Heat oil fry the onions till light brown add the ginger garlic paste cinamom and cardamoms,cloves ,bay leavesand red chilly.
Add tomatoes and keep frying till oil separates.
Add the daal,salt,chiily and turmeric powder then fry for 5 to 7 minutes.
Pour 2 to 3 cups waterlet the daal to be done then add paneer.Garnish with corriender leaves.

Preparation time: 25 mins.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Dhansak Recipe

Ingredients :

1/2 cup Toovar Dal. 
1/2 cup Moong Dal. 
1/2 cup Urad Dal. 
1 cup Egg Plant (chopped). 
1 cup Broccoli (chopped). 
1 cup Tomatoes (chopped). 
1 cup Onions (chopped). 
1 cup Carrot (chopped). 
1 tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste. 
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds. 
1/2 tsp Garam Masala. 
2 Green Chillies (chopped). 
4-5 twigs Coriander Leaves. 
2 tbsp Oil. 
Salt to taste.

Method Of Preparation :

Mix toova dal, moong dal and urad dal, and wash them.
Heat some water in a pressure cooker and add the dals, broccoli and carrots in it.
After 2 whistles, turn off the flame. Mix the dals and vegetables properly.
Now heat the oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds to splutter, and then add green chillies and onions. Fry till they turn golden brown.
Add eggplant and tomatoes, and let the vegetables cook for 5-10 minutes.
Add cooked dals, salt and garam masala. Let the dish cook for another 15 minutes.
Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.
Dhansak is ready to serve.

Lasaniya Bataka Recipe

Ingredients :

1 cup bengal gram flour (besan).
1/4 tsp turmeric powder.
2 tblsp oil.
3/4 tsp red chilli powder.
1/2 cup yogurt.
10 cloves garlic chopped.
1 tsp cumin seeds.
2 tsp coriander powder.
300 gms, baby potatoes.
1 tblsp coriander leaves chopped.
oil to fry. 
1/2 tsp garam masala powder.

Method Of Preparation :
Take off the potatoes and slit from the centre, but do not split.
Heat up oil and fry till golden on medium heat.
Heat up 2 tblsp of oil in a kadhai, mix in cumin seeds and stir fry till they crackle.
Mix in cut garlic and stir fry for a while, but do not let it brown.
Then mix in gram flour and stir fry for another five minutes on a slow heat.
Mix in coriander powder, garam masala powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and stir fry for one minute.
Take off the kadhai from heat up and mix in yogurt, a little water.
Mix and stir fry again.
Mix in half the cut coriander and the fried potatoes.
Stir fry on a very slow heat up for 10-15 minutes.
Serve hot decorated with the remaining cut coriander.

Instant Onion Rice Recipe

Ingredients :

4 big onions
2 cardamom (elaichi)
1 cup rice
1/2 tsp chilly powder
salt to taste
mustard for seasoning

Method Of Preparation :
Heat the pressure pan and then pour oil and season it with mustard seeds and add onions and fry till it becomes transparent in colour.
Then add elaichi ,chilly powder,salt and rice with two glass of water and keep it for boiling for fifteen minutes.
once the rice boils serve it hot with aaloo fry. I am sure you will enjoy this instant onion rice.

Paneer Tikka Masaala Recipe

Ingredients :

250 gm cottage cheese (paneer).
100 gm curd (dahi). 
2 onion (pyaj).
2 tomato (tamatar). 
1 tsp ginger (adrak), garlic (lahsun) paste.
2 green chilly (hari mirch) paste.
50 gm cashew nut (kaju) paste.
1 tsp tandoori masala.
1 tsp chat masala.
1 tsp chana masala.
salt to taste.

Method Of Preparation :
Cut round slices of tamatar and pyaj and keep them aside.
Cut paneer in cubes.
Mix tandoori,chat and chana masala along with half of the ginger garlic paste with dahi.
Now add paneer cubes and mix well.
Fix paneer cubes in a toothpick and put tomato and onion slices around paneer.
Then cook them in a preheated oven and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan and put ginger garlic paste and green chilly in it.
Cook for 5 minutes. Thereafter, add finely chopped onion and fry.
Add finely chopped tomato and cook until oil floats on the surface.
Then add kaju paste and cook for 5-10 minutes.
Then add all the spices and cook for 2 minutes.
Lastly add paneer cooked in oven and cook for 5 minutes.
Garnish with coriander and serve hot.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Palak Paneer Vadaa Recipe

Ingredients :

Palak/ Spinach - 1/2 cup
Paneer - 150 gms
Gram Flour / Besan - 1 cup
Rice Flour - 2 tsp
Ajwain / Carom Seeds - 1/4 tsp (opt)
Ginger Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Onion - 1 medium
Coriander leaves - few springs
Curry Leaves - few
Salt to taste
Oil for frying

Method Of Preparation :

Wash and drain the Spinach leaves.
Chop it finely. Grate the paneer and keep aside
Chop the Onions, Coriander leaves.
In a bowl, take the besan and rice flour along with all other ingredients.
Mix well. 
Add more besan if needed to get a batter that holds shape. 
Add very little water to bind. 
Infact its enough to just wash the onions and Spinach and use that along with the flour. 
It should be enough to hold shape.
Using your left palm, take little of the batter the size of a ball and pat them down. 
Make a hole in middle for it to get fried well.
Heat a pan with oil. Once its hot, gently drop these shaped vadas and cook on both sides.
Once done, drain on over kitchen towel.
Serve hot with tomato sauce.
I think this tastes great when hot, but no harm trying it warm if you want!
It tasted simply great. 
If you don't like Spinach much, this is the best way to eat.
If you are conscious of deep frying, you can shallow fry this too. 
Spread oil in a pan and place the vadas and sprinkle few drops over it. 
Cook on both sides.This was also good way.