Monday, August 24, 2009

Pav Bhaji

A wonderful dish and My husband Speciality... he really makes wonderful pav bhaji... the colour..taste.. look...everything just perfect the way I like it.... This post is posted by me but all other efforts from cutting the veges to taking the snaps are done by my sweetheart.... Thanks Ani.... For the wonderful dish... :)

So here go the ingredients for his style wonderful pav bhaji....
Serves 2
Potatoes 4 boiled and mashed
Onions 2 chopped finely
Amul butter 2 tbsp
Pav bhaji masala as required (to taste)
Tomatoes 2 large chopped finely
Red chillies 2 finely chopped
Green capsicum 1 small finely chopped
Cauliflower 1/4 cut into small florets
Oil 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Tomato Ketchup 2 tbsp
Peas 1/2 cup
Red chilli powder 1 1/2 tsp
Turmeric 1/2 tsp
1. Take oil in a heavy bottom vessel. Add little butter to it when its hot add onions and fry them till tender.
2. Add turmeric, red chilli powder, and pav bhaji masala and fry for a min.
3. Add the capsicum, cauliflower, red chilli, peas and fry them till the capsicum is tender.
4. Add the tomatoes and mix them and smash all veges with a smasher in the vessel itself.
5. Add tomaoes and smash again. Add water.
6. Add salt and keep mixing and smashing. Taste and add pav bhaji masala if required.
7. Add a blob of amul butter and ketchup mix. Add serve hot with butter and lightly roasted pav...

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Mango Margarita

A refreshing cool mango drink..... Those who like sweet and sour taste together will love it....

Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 10 mins
Serves: 2

Mangoes 4 peeled and cut into pieces
Lemong Juice 3 tbsp
Mango Squash 1 cup
Salt as required
Ice cubes as required

1. Put pieces of the mango in the blender and blend for a min. Add 2 tbsp lemon juice, mango squash and ice cubes and blend it again.
2. Apply remaining lemon juice to the rim of the glass and then dip the glass in the salt plate.
3. Pour the cool mango drink into it and serve immediately.....

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Vegetable Jalfrazi

Here goes the second one after the delicious panee recipe.... a coloured one.... :)

Serves 4
10-12 baby corns
3 spring onions
1/2 each green, red and yellow bell peppers (capsicums)
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp coriander and cumin powder
1 tomato
2tbsp tomato ketchup
2 tbsp tomato puree
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp sugar
2 tsbp chopped coriander
1tbsp oil
salt to taste
1. Cut baby corns length wise, slice the capsicums, chop the whites and greens of the spring onions separately, chop tomatoes.
2. Heat oil in a pan and add the spring onion whites and all the capsicums. Fry for 2-3 mins.
3. When the capsicum & onions are just done add the baby corns, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander and cumin powder, chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, tomato ketchup and salt. Mix and fry for some time.
4. Reduce the flame for 4 to 5 min till the baby corn is cooked.
5. Add spring onion greens, garam masala & sugar. Toss the vegetables lightly.
6. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot...

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Paneer in Quick Gravy

Hi all m back after a long long long time.... was really busy with work and some other stuff the last whole month.... so tired that the weekends also came and passed by.... Last long weekend we went out for a change which was really needed to all of us........ we went to KL and Genting... had lots of fun.... My daughter Sanika enjoyed a lot..... Climate was very nice... so now today really feeling nice to do some blogging after a long time.... these recipes were pending to be uploaded since a long time so now one by one will post them... so here goes the first one.. a very simple recipe of paneer in white gravy....... Serves 2


200gms paneer cut into 1'' cubes
2 tbsp clarified butter (ghee)
2 medium oninon
4 cloves garlic
1 tbsp cashewnuts chopped
1/2'' piece ginger
3 cardamoms
2 cloves
1'' stick cinnamon
1 bay leaf
3 chopped green chillies
1 red chilli
1 tea cup fresh curds
1tsp coriander seeds
3/4 cup finely chopped coriander
1/4 tsp sugar
salt to taste
1tbsp glaced cherries (coloured) (for garnish)
Make a paste of
6 cloves garlic, 1/2'' piece of ginger with little water
1. Cut the onions in to big pieces with water and boil.
2. When the onions are cooked, cool and blend it in mixer with the cashewnut pieces.
3. Heat clarified butter in a pan and add cloves, cardamoms, cinamon and bay leaf. Fry for a min.
4. Then add the ginger garlic paste and fry for another min.
5. Add the onion paste and fry for a little while.
6. When the onion paste is almost cooked add green chilllies.
7. Pound the red chilies, coriander seeds and add to the above gravy.
8. Fry for a few seconds and take the vessel off the fire.
9. Add to it churned curds and salt. Mix and return to fire and fry until the gravy starts leaving ghee on top.
10. Add coriander and cook for another min.
11. Finally add paneer and sugar and cook for a few min.
12. Serve hot garnished with glaced cherries...... and hot parathas.

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