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Showing posts with label indian recipe. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Lassi

Lassi


Lassi is an ultimate cooler from Punjab. It is a thick yogurt drink, Punjabi’s favorite in fact in whole country and its neighboring countries. It is often consumed as refreshment and even after the meals. My Grandma used to make lassi in a very traditional way, using a wooden churner or whisk known as mathani. Today we use a steel whisk or blender. As it is made from yogurt, so it is healthy and could be said as a heavy drink whenever you feel hungry, especially in summers lassi is one of my favourites.

Serve-4
Preparation Time- 10  mins

Ingredients
  • 750 gm yogurt
  • 50 gm ice cubes
  • Sugar
  • 200 ml water
Instructions
  • Crush the ice cubes in a blender.
  • Add the yogurt, water, sugar.
  • Blend for about 1 minute.
  • Serve chilled.
  • If you are want to make a namkeen lassi you can add masala like bhuna jeera and kala namak and as desired.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Paneer Butter Masala/Paneer Makhani


Paneer Butter Masala Recipe

Paneer Butter Masala is a traditional North Indian recipe in which Paneer pieces are cooked in rich creamy butter & tomato gravy. Paneer Butter Masala also named as Butter Paneer, Paneer Makhani etc. the dish is made up of aromatic Indian spices and by rich gravy made by using tomato puree, onion paste, and cashew paste. Paneer is a type of fresh cheese common in Indian subcontinent, and Paneer butter masala is one of the most popular Paneer recipes in Indian cuisine. The dish looks very exotic and tastes yummy. This dish is more appropriate for occasions , special events, celebrations, gathering and parties.

Ingredients
Paneer: 250 gms
Tomatoes: 4-5, roughly chopped
Onions: 2-3. roughly chopped
Ginger-Garlic Paste: 1 tbsp
Cashew Nut: 1/4th cup
Garam Masala: 1/4th tsp + to sprinkle
Cardamom Powder: 1/4th tsp
Paprika Powder: 1 tsp
Red Chilli Powder: 1/4th tsp
Sugar: 1/2 tbsp
Milk/Water: 1/2 cup
Heavy Cream: 1/4th cup
Butter: 2 tbsp
Oil: 2 tsp
Salt: To Taste
Kasoori Methi [Dried Fenugreek Leaves]: 1 tbsp, crushed
Coriander: 1 tbsp, chopped to garnish

 Instructions
  • Roughly chop the onions and tomatoes. Put 1 tsp oil in a pan and dump all the onions and tomatoes into it. Now add the cashews. Let this cook for 7-10 mins or till the onions become soft and tomatoes become mushy. The cashews would also become soft by then.
  • Now switch off the flame and wait for the mixture to cool down a bit. Grind to a smooth paste
  • Take 2 tbsp butter in a pan. Also add a tsp of oil into it, this will prevent the butter from burning. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for 2-3 minutes. 
  • Add in the paprika powder, cardamom powder, garam masala, red chilli powder, salt and sugar and give it a good mix. Now crush the kasoori methi and add it to the gravy.
  • Add the cream into the gravy next.
  • Cut paneer into desired shape and add to the gravy. At this stage you can add either milk or water to the gravy. Milk will further increase the richness of the dish.
  • Cover the paneer and let it simmer for 5-7 minutes on low heat.
  • This is to make sure that the paneer absorbs all the spices well. Sprinkle garam masala on top and garnish with chopped coriander.
  • Serve Paneer Makhani with butter naan or rice.
Tips
  • Skip using the cream if you want to cut down on the calories. Use milk instead.
  • The gravy can also be made using almond paste.
  • The gravy gets really thick after it cools down [because of cashews] so adjust the consistency accordingly.


Monday, April 23, 2018

Punjabi Chole

Punjabi chole

Chole is also known as Chana Masala is a chickpea dish cooked in a bit spicy gravy. In this recipe chole and tomatoes are simmered with a mixture of fried garlic, ginger, onion and green chillies and some roasted masala by which it gets an authentic taste like cumin, bay leaf, cinnamon, fennel seeds, coriander (dry).It is best enjoyed with Bhatura or poori and also goes well with rice or pulaao. Use of Chole is very popular in Indian Street Food and chaats like Aloo Tikki. Its taste increases when served with onions, chutney, pickle etc.

Serves: 5-6
Preparation Time- 15 mins
Cooking Time- 30 mins
Total Time- 45 mins

Ingredients

For Masala
Cardamom: 5-6
Black peppercorn: 4-5
Bay leaves: 2
Cinnamon sticks: 2
Cumin seeds
Fennel seeds
Coriander Seeds
Dry red Chillies-2
Salt: to taste

For the chole
Tea bags: 2
Chole: 2 cups
Onion: 3/4 cup, grated or pureed [from 2 small onions]
Tomatoes: 2.5 cups puree [from 4 medium tomatoes]
Cloves: 3-4
Ginger-garlic paste: 2 teaspoon
Chole Masala: 3 teaspoon
Salt: to taste
Water: 5 cups [depending on how thick or thin you want gravy to be]

To garnish
Ghee [clarified butter]: 1 tablespoon
Ginger: 1 inch, cut into julienne
Dried fenugreek leaves [kasuri methi]: 1/2 tbsp, crushed
Coriander leaves: 2 tablespoon, chopped
Garam masala: 1/4 teaspoon

Instructions
  • Soak the chickpeas overnight in enough water to cover them.
  • In a pressure cooker add the soaked chickpeas, 2 tea bags, bay leaves, cardamom, cinnamon stick and some salt. Pressure cook at high flame till you get 1-2 whistles. After that lower the flame to medium and let the chickpeas cook for another 10-12 minutes.
  • Roast the ingredients of masala on medium flame and grind in finely in grinder.
  • In a wok, heat 2 tsp of oil. Once hot, add grated onions. Fry the onions till the raw smell goes away and they are light golden brown in color.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and cook for 3-4 minutes till the smell of ginger-garlic goes away.
  • Now add the tomato puree , stir and let it cook for 12-15 minutes on medium-low flame. Cover the pan to prevent the splash all around.
  • Add the roasted and grinded masala, and mix for a 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the chole next and stir until they get coated with the spices, around 2 minutes.
  • Add water, cover the pan and let it simmer at medium-low flame for around 20 minutes. The gravy will thicken after 20 minutes so add water accordingly.
  • Sprinkle some garam masala, kasuri methi and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve with roti, paratha or plain rice.


Saturday, April 21, 2018

Spring Rolls

Veg Spring Roll is one appetizer whenever I visit the restaurant for lunch or dinner I love to eat spring rolls. The Spring Rolls looks golden in colour even very good in taste as it is Chinese dish and favourites of most of the people. They are super crispy at the outside and juicy n delicious in the inside. Make a perfect meal with a cup of Hot Tea or an appetizer with dipping sauce.


spring rolls

Authentic Chinese Spring Rolls ought to be smooth, light, fresh crackly skin and sufficiently little to appreciate in 4 nibbles. The filling is additionally light, brimming with delicate fresh vegetables and you ought to have the capacity to taste and recognize each and every fixing in the filling. Shockingly, the main time you can discover extremely magnificent Chinese spring rolls are the point at which you make them at home, Chinatown eateries or at my Mom's home. Here's my Mom's Chinese Spring Rolls formula for you to appreciate, with well ordered how-to photographs. 
Be careful while dealing with spring roll sheets, roll sheets after putting filling material into it and deep fry in oil.


spring roll

Taking only the motivation from the Chinese food, I adjusted the essence of the spring move fillings to suit my taste buds. They turned out super fresh at the outside and succulent n scrumptious in within. Consummate with a measure of Hot chai or snacks with Asian plunging sauce.

Serve- 4-5

Ingredients
  • Spring roll sheets - 12
  • Sesame oil - 2 Tsp
  • Garlic - 1 Tbsp (Chopped)
  • Ginger - 1 Tbsp (Chopped)
  • Spring onion - 4 (Chopped)
  • Carrot - 1 large (Chopped)
  • Green beans - 5 (Chopped)
  • Red bell pepper - 1/2 (Chopped)
  • Cabbage - 2 Cups (Chopped)
  • Sugar - 1 Tsp
  • Soya sauce - 2 Tsp
  • Ground black pepper - 2 tsp (adjust as per your taste preference)
  • Salt - 3/4 Tsp
  • Oil - for frying
  • All-purpose flour - 1 Tbsp
Instructions
  • First, follow the instruction given in the packet of the spring roll sheets for unfreezing the frozen sheets. You can also make them rest at room temperature for about 30 minutes and later covered with a clean damp cloth and left for another 15 mins.
  • Chop the veggies and keep them aside. Heat a large pan and put some oil in it. Add the ginger, garlic and saute for 30 secs. Then add the white part of the spring onion and saute for 30 secs.
  • Now add all the veggies (carrot, cabbage, bell pepper, green beans), sugar and saute for a minute. Follow it by soya sauce, fresh ground black pepper and salt and saute for 2 minutes or until the mixture becomes dry. Once done, add the green part of the spring onion, give a quick mix and turn off the flame.
  • Transfer the filling to a  sheet or large tray. Leave the sheet/tray stand in slanting position and let the filling cool down completely. This will helps in draining out excess liquid from the filling.
  • For sealing the spring rolls, prepare a paste by mixing the all purpose flour with 1 and a half  Tbsp water and keep aside.
  • Now place the sheet on a clean flat surface. Place a spoon full of filling about 2 cms away from the corner of the sheet. Now pick up that corner and roll into a tight wrap around the filling. Once you roll till the centre of the sheet, fold both rights and left corners towards the centre. Continue to roll. Once the roll comes to the opposite corner, brush the corner with the flour paste and stick the corner nicely to the roll. Make sure that there are no gaps in the roll. 
  • Heat a pan with oil and once the oil is hot, drop the spring rolls one by one and fry until golden brown. As our stuffing is already cooked we need not cook the spring rolls in low/medium flame. You can fry them in high flame. Drain them on a paper napkin.
  • Enjoy hot with hot and sweet Asian dip, ketchup, mayonnaise.

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