30
Apr 11

Palak (Spinach) Paneer

Ingredients:

  • Spinach (palak): 1bunch 250gm
  • Onion: 1 no (small)
  • Tomato: 2 no (medium)
  • Garlic: 5 cloves
  • Ginger: 2 inch piece
  • Paneer/soya paneer/cottage cheese: 200gm
  • Butter: 2-3 tablespoon
  • Oil:2table spoon
  • Salt: half teaspoon
  • Bay leaf: 1no
  • Cumin seed(jeera): 1 teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder: half teaspoon
  • Red chilly powder: one teaspoon
  • Coriander powder: one teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Water: half cup (100ml)

Preparation:

  1. Boil/microwave spinach/palak for 3 minutes and make fine paste. keep aside
  2. Grind the onion, ginger and garlic all together. Keep aside
  3. Grind the tomato and keep aside.
  4. Cut the paneer in one inch cube. Soak it into hot water, with half teaspoon turmeric powder for about 5-10 minutes.

Method:

  1. Take a fry pan, Heat oil till smoke starts to come.
  2. Put cumin and bay leaf in it.
  3.  Sputter it for few seconds, add grinded onion, garlic and ginger paste.
  4. Fry these masala about 3-5 minutes on medium flame.
  5.  Add tomato paste Fry these masala about 2-3 minutes on medium flame.
  6. Add chili powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder few seconds.
  7. Add fresh cream; fry till oil separates from the masala.
  8.  Then add palak paste, half cup of water, boil it.
  9.  Add paneer in it and again boil it. Transfer into in serving bowl.

Making Tadaka (seasoning):

  1. Take a tomato cut it into 8 pieces.
  2. Take a small fry pan, Put butter in it. Add half teaspoon cumin seed and pieces of tomato. Fry it for 2-3 minutes, put off the flame, and add red chilly powder.
  3. Put this tadaka on the prepared recipe.
  4. Now palak paneer is ready to serve.
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  • Paneer is excellent source of protein.
  • It is suitable for all age group.
  • Regular consumption of palak(spinach)reduces blood pressure and cholesterol level.
  • It is a power house of iron, vitamin A and c.

30
Apr 11

Mutter Paneer (Cottage Cheese)

Ingredients:

  • Mutter(fresh/frozen): 250gm
  • Paneer (cottage cheese ): 200gm
  • Onion:  1 no. (medium)
  • Tomato: 2no. (medium)
  • Ginger paste: 2 teaspoon
  • Garlic paste: half  teaspoon
  • Green chilly: 2 no. (chopped)
  • Chilly powder: half teaspoon
  • coriander powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Salt: 2 teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder: half teaspoon
  • Black pepper powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander leaf: 2 tablespoon (chopped)
  • Aniseed: 1 teaspoon
  • Water: half cup (100ml)
  • ghee/oil: 3-4tablespoon
  • Khoa: 50 gm (optional)

Procedure:

  1. Cut paneer into 1 inch cubes. Soak it into hot water, with half teaspoon turmeric powder for 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Chop 1 tomato into 8 pieces.
  3. Grind wet masala (onion and tomato).
  4. Heat ghee/oil in a pan. Put aniseed. sputter it for few seconds, then add green chilly, garlic paste, ginger paste  and wet masala. Fry it for 3 -5 minutes till dark brown color appears. Add chilly powder  and  coriander powder, stir for few seconds.
  5. Add peas and fry it for 2-4 minutes.
  6. Add   khoa and mix it.  Fry  for  1 -2 minutes.Add chopped tomato mix it. Fry for 1 -2 minutes.
  7. Add half cup of water slowly and  Boil it.
  8. Add paneer and low the flame  for 5 minutes.
  9. Add black pepper powder, Garam masala powder and one teaspoon coriander leaves. put off the flame.
  10. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  11. Serve hot or cold.
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    Add peas and chop green chili

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    Add chili powder, turmeric powder, salt and coriander powder

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    Add 1 cup (required consistency) of water

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29
Apr 11

Chicken Tikka Masala

Ingredients:

  • Chicken (boneless ): 250 gm
  • Vinegar/Lemon juice: 1 tablespoon
  • Yogurt/Curd: 50 gm
  • Onion: 1 no (medium)
  • Tomato: 1 no (medium)
  • Ginger paste: 2 teaspoon
  • Garlic paste: 2 teaspoon
  • Chilly powder: 1  teaspoon
  • Coriander powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Salt: 2 teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder: half teaspoon
  • Cumin seed: 1 teaspoon
  • Milk: half cup (100ml)
  • Oil: 5 tablespoon
  • Butter: 20 gm
  • Clove: 4-5 no.
  • Green cardamom: 2 no.
  • Bay leaf: 1 no.
  • Cinnamon: 2 inch stick

Procedure for making tikka:

  1. Take the chicken in a bowl and wash it. Rub the lemon juice/vinegar. Keep aside for 5 minutes.
  2. Wash the chicken again.
  3. Marinate the chicken with yogurt/curd and 1 teaspoon ginger, garlic paste , half teaspoon turmeric powder and 1 teaspoon salt, leave it for minimum about 30 minutes. You can leave it for longer period also but then keep it in refrigerator.
  4. Cook it into the barbecue/grill or shallow fry with less oil.

Procedure making tikka masala:

  1. Heat oil in a fry pan. When smoke is coming, put green cardamom, cinnamon, cumin seed and bay leaf then fry for few seconds.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon ginger paste and garlic paste , stir few seconds and then add onion paste and tomato paste. Fry on low flame about 8 -10 minutes till dark golden brown color appears .
  3. Add chilly powder ,coriander powder and turmeric powder. Fry few seconds.
  4. Add 20 gm of butter and half cup of milk slowly.
  5. Boil the gravy.
  6. Add chicken tikka in it . Simmer the flame (at least 10 -15 minutes) .
  7. Add Garam masala powder .

Serve with rice.


28
Apr 11

Fish Curry

Ingredients:

  • Fish: 400 gm (cut in pieces)
  • Garlic: 1 teaspoon (paste)
  • Salt: 2 teaspoon (level)
  • Corn flour: 2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard oil/oil: 3 tablespoon
  • Mustard seed: 1 teaspoon
  • Fenugreek seed: half teaspoon (optional)
  • Lemon juice: 2 teaspoon
  • Mustard seed: 3 teaspoon  (preferably yellow colour)
  • Whole red chilly (dry): 10 no/as per taste
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon
  • Thymol seed/ajawine: 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic: 3-5 clove
  • Onion: one fourth of full onion

Ingredients for gravy:

  • Mustard seed: 3 teaspoon  (preferably yellow colour)
  • Whole red chilly: 10 no/as per taste
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon
  • Taimole seed/ajwain: 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic: 3-5 clove
  • Onion: one forth of full onion
  • Turmeric powder: 1 teaspoon

preparation:

  1. Clean the fish properly with running water. Add lemon juice. Leave it for 5-7 minutes. Again wash the fish drain out all the water.
  2. Mix garlic paste, salt  and turmeric powder. Rub these three items on the fish. Keep aside.
  3. Dry grind mustard, ajwain, salt and red chilly( 8 no) all together, then add garlic and onion in it. Pour 2 table spoon of water and again grind the masala. Make fine paste all together and keep aside.

Method:

For frying fish:

  1. Heat oil in fry pan on high flame, when smoke starts coming.
  2. Put mustard seed and allow the seed to sputter for few seconds. Reduce heat at low flame.
  3. Add fish pieces and increase the flame to high. Fry on both sides till light golden color appears (about 2-3 minutes each side) and remove.
  4. Fry remaining pieces in the same way and keep it aside.

For preparing curry:

  1. Heat oil in a pan. Put mustard seed and whole red cilly (dry). Sputter the things few seconds simmer the flame and then add wet masala.
  2. Fry the masala on low flame until it becomes golden brown (about 4-5 minutes).
  3. Slowly add 200 ml water (as per gravy thickness), boil it for 1 minute.
  4. Add fry fish in it. When it boils, put off the flame.
  5. Serve after 5-10 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle the chopped coriander leaf on it.
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  • Rohu fish is rich in protein, iron, Zinc, iodine, potassium calcium etc…
  • Fish protein is one of the best proteins.
  • It is very high in calcium, phosphorus and vitamin B6.
  • Fish is a brain booster.
  • Have fish thrice in a week, it does not matter whether it is river fish or sea fish.

 


28
Apr 11

Malai Kofta (Cutlet)

Ingredients for kofta:

  • Potato: 250 gm
  • Corn flour/bread slice: 20 gm/1 no
  • Salt: 1 tea spoon/as per taste
  • Oil for deep frying

Ingredients for  filling:

  • Dry grapes: 5 gm
  • Crushed cashew nut: 20 gm
  • Grated paneer/cottage cheese: 20 gm
  • Green coriander: 20 gm (fine chopped)
  • Malai/fresh cream: 10 ml
  • Black salt: 2 pinch
  • Black pepper powder: half teaspoon

Ingredients for gravy:

  • Onion: 50 gm (paste)
  • Tomato: 50 gm (paste)
  • Garlic: half teaspoon (paste)
  • Ginger: 1 teaspoon (paste)
  • Cashew nut: 20 gm (paste)
  • Red Chilly power: 1 teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder: half teaspoon
  • Clove: 2 no
  • Green cardamom: 2 no
  • Cinnamon: 1 inch stick
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon/as per taste
  • Coriander leaves: 20 gm (finally chopped)
  • malai/freshcream: 20 gm (2 tablespoon)
  • ghee/butter: 50 gm

Procedure:

Method for making kofta:

  1. Boil the potato, peel and mash them, then mix salt and corn flour. Make a dough .
  2. Mix all filling ingredients together in a bowl .
  3. Make medium size balls with dough and stuff with filling in little quantity.
  4. Heat oil till smoke is coming. Deep fry each ball till it get golden brown. Keep aside.

Method for making gravy:

  1. Take a pan heat ghee/butter, add  whole cardamom, Cinnamon and clove and fry for few moment.
  2. Add ginger garlic paste and fry few seconds. Add onion paste and fry, then add tomato paste and fry on low heat for 8-10 minutes.
  3. When the ghee separates from masala, add chilly power and cashew paste . Fry 2 minutes.
  4. Add 1 cup of water.
  5. Boil well for 2-3 minutes, add half of chopped  coriander leaves and put off  the flame.
  6. Take a serving bowl and arrange the kofta in it, then put the gravy on the kofta .
  7. Garnish with chopped coriander and cream/malai.

Dish is ready to be serve.