Friday, 27 September 2013

Sarso Ka Saag Recipe

Sarso Ka Saag Recipe:

Sarso Ka Saag Ingredients:

  • 2 bunch(about 500 grams) sarso ka saag(Mustard leaves).
  • 1 bunch palak ka saag(Spinach leaves).
  • 2 to 3 green chilies.
  • 1 finely chopped onion.
  • 1 finely chopped tomato.
  • 6 to 7 crushed garlic cloves.
  • 2 table spoon ghee.
  • 1/2 tea spoon red chili powder.
  • 1/4 tea spoon turmeric powder.
  • 1/2 tea spoon coriander powder.
  • salt.
  • oil.
  • 1 pinch garam masala powder.

Sarso Ka Saag Method:

  1. Wash and roughly chop the sarso ka saag(Mustard leaves) and palak ka saag(Spinach leaves) and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add the roughly chopped sarso ka saag(Mustard leaves) and palak ka saag(Spinach leaves) in the pan.Add little salt,green cilies and stir fry till the leaves are cooked.Remove from pan and let it cool down for sometime.Now grind it to a coarse paste.
  3. In another pan heat oil and add chopped onions.Stir fry till the onions become soft.Now add the crushed garlic cloves and chopped tomato,stir fry for 2 to 3 minutes.Now add the turmeric powder,red chili powder,coriander powder and saute the mixture for 1 minute or so.Now add the coarse paste and mix well.
  4. Add little water and cook it in low heat for another 10 minutes.Sprinkle garam masala and ghee and serve hot wit roti.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Dim(Egg) muri Recipe

Dim(Egg) muri Recipe:

Dim(Egg) muri Ingredients:

  • 1 egg.
  • 2 cups muri(Puffed rice).
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts.
  • 3 chopped green chilies.
  • 1 chopped onion.
  • 1 pinch black pepper.
  • salt.
  • oil.

Dim(Egg) muri Method:

  1. Heat oil in a pan.
  2. In a mixing bowl whisk the eggs with little salt and pepper and pour it into the pan .
  3. Now stir fry the egg mixture till it is done.Remove from heat and keep aside.
  4. In the remaining oil add chopped green chilies,chopped onion and fry till the onions are soft.Now add the puffed rice,salt and roasted peanuts and fry for another minute or so.
  5. Enjoy with tea or coffee.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Paneer Paratha Recipe

Paneer Paratha Recipe:

Paneer Paratha Ingredients:

Ingredients for the dough:

  • 2 cup whole-wheat flour.
  • 1 table spoon vegetable oil.
  • salt.
  • water.

Ingredients for the stuffing:

  • 1 cup grated paneer/Indian cottage cheese.
  • 1 finely chopped onion.
  • 3 to 4 green chilies finely chopped.
  • 1 tea spoon cumin powder.
  • 1/2 tea spoon turmeric powder.
  • 2 table spoon finely chopped coriander leaves.
  • salt.
  • oil.

Other ingredients:

  • oil for frying.

Paneer Paratha Method:

Dough Preparation :

  • Sieve the flour with the salt and 1 table spoon oil.
  • Add the refined oil and mix well. Add enough water and make a semi-soft dough,as you would do  for any paratha/roti.
  • Cover with a damp cloth and keep aside .

Filling Preparation :

  1. Heat oil in a pan and stir fry the finely chopped onions and green chilies till the onions become soft.
  2. Add the grated paneer(Indian cottage cheese),salt,turmeric powder,cumin powder and mix well.Fry in low to medium heat till the cauliflower become golden brown.
  3. Add the finely chopped coriander leaves and mix well.Our stuffing for Paneer paratha is ready.

Making Paratha :

  1. Knead the dough again and divide the dough into equal parts and roll into smooth balls.
  2. Take a dough ball and flatten it by pressing. Place paneer mixture on it.
  3. Make it into a ball again.Seal the edges completely so that the paneer stuffing does not come out. 
  4. Roll out the dough ball again into a circle.You can use flour to dust the surface where you will roll the paratha so that the paratha does not stick to the surface. Now your parathas are ready to be cooked.
  5. Heat oil in a frying pan and place the paratha on it,cook both sides equally,serve hot with yogurt or pudina chutney.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Nariyal Chutney Recipe

Nariyal(Coconut) Chutney Recipe:

Nariyal chutney is very delicious South Indian recipe . Nariyal Chutney is a must with Dosa and idli . Hope you will like this recipe.

Nariyal(Coconut) Chutney Ingredients:

  • 1 cup grated coconut.
  • 1/2 cup roasted gram(Chana dal).
  • 2 green chilies chopped.
  • 1/2 tea spoon grated ginger.
  • salt

Ingredients for tempering:

  • 1 tea spoon mustard seeds.
  • 2 to 3 curry leaves.
  • 1 dried red chili.
  • 1 table spoon oil.

Nariyal(Coconut) Chutney Method:

  1. Soak the roasted gram (Chana dal) in water for at least 2 hours.Now using a blender grind the roasted gram,grated coconut ,chopped green chilies and ginger with a little water to make a thick paste.Keep aside.
  2. Now lets start with the tempering.Heat oil in a pan and add  the mustard seeds, curry leaves and red chili in it.Keep stirring till the mustard seeds start to crackle.Now add this tampering to the paste that we made.Our chutney is now ready.
  3. Serve with idli ,dosha,uttapa or any pakora.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Achari Murgh(Chicken) dry recipe

Achari Murgh(Chicken) dry recipe:

Achari Murgh(Chicken) dry Ingredients:

  • 500 grams boneless chicken pieces.
  • 1 cup curd.
  • 2 chopped tomato.
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion greens.
  • 2 table spoon garlic paste.
  • 4 table spoon onion paste.
  • 2 tea spoon cumin powder.
  • 2 tea spoon coriander powder.
  • 1 tea spoon ginger paste.
  • 1/2 tea spoon cumin seeds.
  • 1/2 tea spoon fennel seeds.
  • 1  tea spoon lemon juice.
  • 1 table spoon red chili powder.
  • 1 tea spoon turmeric powder.
  • 2 chopped green chilies.
  • salt.
  • mustard oil.

Achari Murgh(Chicken) dry Method:

  1. Marinate the chicken with 1/2 cup curd ,2 table spoon mustard oil and salt and refrigerate it for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds,fennel seeds.Once the seeds start to crackle add the onion paste,ginger paste and garlic paste.Saute the mixture for 2 to 3 minutes in medium heat.Now add the cumin powder,coriander powder,turmeric powder,red chili powder and saute till the spice mixture separates from the oil.
  3. Add the marinated chicken pieces and mix them with the spice mixture. Place lid on the pan and let it cook in its own juices in medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes.Remove the lid and stir,add 1/2 cup curd in it and mix well.Again cover the pan with the lid and let it cook for about 20 to 25 minutes or so,stir occasionally.
  4. Remove the lid and add salt,chopped onion greens,lime juice and chopped tomato and mix well.Cook for another 10 to 15 minutes or till the chicken pieces are tender.
  5. Serve hot with roti or rice.

Sakkar pare recipe

Sakkar pare Recipe:

Sakkar par or Sakhar pare is a traditional Maharastrian sweet made on the occasion of Ganesh chaturthi or Diwali. Sakhar stands for sugar in Marathi so the name itself suggests how sweet the dish is :) .Yesterday on the first day of Ganesh Chaturthi we made these lovely Sakkar Pare at home for the Puja.
Here is the full recipe:

Sakkar pare Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour.
  • 1 1/2  cup sugar.
  • 1 cup water for the sugar syrup.
  • 2 table spoon ghee.
  • pinch of salt.
  • oil for deep frying.

Sakkar pare Method:

  1. In a mixing bowl sieve the all purpose flour with salt and ghee.Now add enough warm water to make a stiff dough.Cover it with a damp cloth and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  2. Mean while boil 1 cup water and add 1 and half cup sugar in it.Stir the mixture continuously till you get a transparent and thick sugar syrup. 
  3. Now knead the dough that we kept for resting again for sometime and divide it in 2 portions.Make round balls out of these portions and roll them to form a circle of 1/2 inch width.Now cut it in diamond shape or any shape you want using you kitchen knife.
  4. To give the sakkar pare a new twist instead of cutting them in diamond shape I fold the circle to form a pipe and then cut it from one side.
  5. Now Heat oil for deep frying and fry the sakkar pare till they are golden brown.Drop the fried sakkar pare in the warm sugar syrup that we prepared and let them soak the sugar syrup for at least 30 to 40 minutes before serving.
  6. Serve in room temperature. 

Friday, 6 September 2013

Oats Upma Recipe:

Oats Upma Recipe:

Oats Upma is a very healthy and tasty dish and is a good option for breakfast.It hardly takes 5 to 10 minutes to complete this dish.Here is the complete recipe:

Oats Upma Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oats.
  • 1 onion finely chopped.
  • 1 chopped capsicum.
  • 1/2 tea spoon chopped ginger.
  • 2 green chilies chopped.
  • 1 tea spoon sugar.
  • salt.
  • oil.

Oats Upma Method:

  1. Heat oil in a pan and add the copped ginger ,green chilies,onion and capsicum in it.Saute till the onions become soft.Now add the oats and stir fry in medium heat for couple of seconds .Add 1 cup water and let it cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Now add sugar and salt to taste and mix well.Serve hot.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Rasgulla Recipe

Rasgulla Recipe:

Rasgulla is a very famous Bengali and Oriya sweet,popular all over India .Rasugullas are so soft that they easily melt in mouth . It is widely believed that rasgulla originated in Odissa and was introduced in Bengal in late 17th century.

                     The main ingredient of rasgulla is chenna which is prepared using milk.You can either buy fresh chenna from any sweet shop or make it at home. Chenna can be easily made at home so I prefer making it myself instead of buying from a store.
                      Here is the complete recipe.Hope you all will find it easy .

Rasgulla Ingredients:

  • 1 litre milk.
  • 2 table spoon lime juice.
  • 2 cups sugar.
  • 1 1/2  cup water.

Rasgulla Method:

  1. In a thick bottom pan boil the milk .Once the milk start boiling reduce the flame and let it simmer in medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes.Now add 2 table spoon lime juice and stir continuously till there is a layer of white curd like substance on top of clear water.Let it cool and once it reaches room temperature use a cloth(traditionally muslin clot is used but if you don,t have muslin at home us any soft cotton cloth) to filter out all the water,tie a tight knot on the cloth and let it hung for sometime.Our chenna is now ready.
  2. Untie the knot of the cloth and spread the chenna on a plate.Knead it for couple of minutes and make a smooth dough using this chenna. Divide the dough in 12 equal portions and make small round balls using from these portions.
  3. Now lets start making the sugar syrup.Boil 1 cup of water in a pan and then add 2 cups of sugar in it.Stir continuously till the sugar dissolves in the water.Now bring down the flame to medium heat and gently add the chenna balls that we made one by one and let them cook slowly for 4 to 5 minutes.Cover the pan with a lid and ket them cook for another 5 to 6 minutes.Our rasgullas are now done.
  4. Serve in room temperature.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Chicken kheema sandwich Recipe

Chicken kheema sandwich Recipe:

I love chicken kheema sandwich so much that I can eat them in breakfast,lunch and even for dinner.It is light and healthy.Here is the full recipe:

Chicken kheema sandwich Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chicken kheema.
  • 2 table spoon tomato sauce.
  • 1/2 tea spoon turmeric powder.
  • 2 table spoon onion paste.
  • 1 table spoon garlic paste.
  • 1 tea spoon fresh ginger paste.
  • oil.
  • salt
  • bread slices.

Chicken kheema sandwich Method:

  1. Heat oil in a pan and add the ginger garlic paste in it.Saute the paste till the raw smell of ginger is gone.Now add the onion paste and saute for 1 to 2 minutes in medium heat.Now add the chicken kheema,salt,tomato sauce and turmeric powder in the pan and mix well.Cover the pan with a lid and let it cook in medium heat for 30 minutes.Stir occasionally so that the kheema does not stick to the pan.Remove from heat and keep aside.
  2. Now take two bread slices and toast them lightly on both sides.Fill the kheema mixture between the two bread slices and serve the sandwich with tomato sauce or any other chutney.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Moghlai Paratha Recipe

Moghlai Paratha Recipe:

Moghalai Paratha is a popular street food in Northern parts of India.It is a actually a type of stuffed paratha and usually eggs and potatoes are used for the stuffing.It goes really well with any curry dish.Traditionally the parathas are deep fried in hot vegetable oil or ghee,but now a days the healthy version of the parathas are shallow fried in vegetable oil.

Moghlai Paratha Ingredients:

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour(Atta).
  • 2 cups refined flour(Maida).
  • 1/2 cup milk.
  • 4 eggs.
  • 1 medium potato.
  • 1 finely chopped onion.
  • 1/4 tea spoon black pepper powder.
  • oil.
  • salt.

Moghlai Paratha Method:

  1. In a mixing bowl mix the maida(whole wheat flour) and attta(refined flour).Seive the flour with little salt and 2 table spoon oil.Now add the milk and little water and knead to get a soft and smooth dough.Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and let the dough rest for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Now peel the potato and cut it in small pieces.Boil the potato pieces till they become really soft.In another bowl beat the eggs with salt and black pepper.Mash the boiled potato pieces and in a pan saute the mased potato wit the finely copped onions for couple of minutes.Remove from at and let it cool. Once the mashed potato is in room temperature add it to the beaten eggs.Using a spoon mix the mashed potato with the egg.
  3. Now lets start rolling the parathas . Knead the dough again and ten divide it in equal portions and using your hands make round balls out of  the dough portions . Dust your rolling stone with little flour and roll the dough ball into a 5" diameter circle.Now using a spoon spread the egg and potato mixture on the circle.Fold the sides of the circle to seal the egg mixture inside the paratha and give the paratha an envelope shape.Follow the same steps for the remaining dough balls.
  4. When I made these Moghlai parathas for the first time I could not fold it in a envelope shape so I spread the mashed potato and egg mixture in one half of the circle and then folded the other half on top of it to give it a half moon shape :).You can do the same and I can assure you that the taste is  going to be the same.
  5. Heat oil in a pan and then sallow fry the parathas on both sides.Serve hot.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Vegetable steamed momo recipe

Vegetable steamed momo recipe:

Vegetable steamed momo Ingredients:

Ingredients for the momo wrapper:

  • 2 cup refined flour(Maida).
  • 2 table vegetable oil.
  • salt.
  • Warm water as needed.

Ingredients for the momo filling:

  • 1/4 cup grated carrots.
  • 1/4 cup chopped spring onion greens.
  • 8 to 10 finely chopped green beans.
  • 2 cabbage leaves finely chopped.
  • 1 tea spoon finely chopped garlic.
  • 1/2 tea spoon green chili paste.
  • 2 tea spoon soy sauce.
  • 1/2 tea spoon sugar.
  • salt.

Vegetable steamed momo method:

  1. Sieve the flour with 2 table spoon vegetable oil and salt ,add warm water and kneed it into a soft and smooth dough.Cover it with a damp cloth and keep aside for 30 minutes.
  2. Mean while lets start with the filling preparation.In a mixing bowl combine the chopped green beans,grated carrots,spring onion greens,chopped garlic,green chili paste,soy sauce,sugar,salt and mix together.Keep aside.
  3. Now kneed the dough again and divide it into 16 small portions.Roll out each portion thinly into a 3" diameter circle and our momo wrapper are ready now.
  4. Put a 1 table spoon of the stuffing that we made in the center of the momo wrapper.Apply little water or oil along the edges and bring the edges together to cover the filling.Twist the edges and seal it.Follow the same procedure for the rest of the momos.
  5. Steam these momos for 20 minutes and serve hot with sauce

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Jibe Goja (Bengali Sugar coated pastry) Recipe

Jibe Goja (Bengali Sugar coated pastry) Recipe:

Jibe Goja or Khaja Goja is every kids favorite.I still remember the days when I used to go to the fairs in our town with my father and he will buy these lovely Jibe Gojas for me and my younger sister.I always used to eat my portion really fast and then nag my sister to share her portion of Jibe Goja with me.Now that we have migrated from our old town I terribly miss those days and the local food.So my mother taught to me how to make those crispy Jibe Gojas at home.
It is a very simple yet delicious recipe.Make sure that the dough you knead is smooth and stiff .And also do not soak the fried jibe gojas in te sugar syrup for too long as then they will become soggy and will loose their crispness.

Jibe Goja Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour(Maida).
  • 1 pinch baking powder.
  • 2 cup sugar.
  • 1 pinch salt.
  • 2 table spoon condensed milk.
  • water.
  • oil for deep frying.

Jibe Goja Method:

  1. In a mixing bowl mix the flour with salt,baking powder and condensed milk.Add water and knead it to get a smooth and stiff dough.Let it rest for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile we will start making the sugar syrup.In a thick bottom vessel boil 1 cup of water.Once the water reaches the boiling temperature add t 2 cup sugar and keep stirring  till you get a tick and sticky sugar syrup.Remove from heat and keep aside.
  3. Now we will start rolling and frying the jibe goja .Divide the dough into equal portions and dust your rolling board with little flour .Now roll each portion of the dough to a thin circle.Fold the sides of the circle to give them the shape you want.Follow the same procedure for the remaining dough.
  4. Now heat oil for deep frying and fry the jibe gojas one by one.Soak the fried jibe goja in the semi hot sugar syrup that we already prepared for 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. Serve in room temperature.