Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Paneer Tikka

Paneer slices- 250 gms
Hung Curd- 1/2 cup
(Tie curd in a thin muslin cloth and let it remain for 2 hours. All the whey will drip and you will get thick creamy curd.)
Ginger- 1″ (grated)
Garlic- 4-5 pods (crushed)
Butter- 1 tbsp
Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
Tandoori Masala- 1/2 tsp
Chaat Masala- 1/2 tsp
Sugar- 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp (crushed)
Carrot, Tomato, Capsicum, Onion juliennes(thin long strips)- 1 tbsp each
Coriander leaves- 1/2 tbsp(finely chopped)
Salt to taste
Slice paneer into 1.5″ square slabs. Mix red chilli powder, salt, sugar, cumin, tandoori masala, half the ginger -garlic and chopped coriander in curd well. Dip the paneer slices well in this mixture and let marinae for 30 minutes. Place in the refrigerator till required.
Just before serving, heat a non-stick pan, heat 1 tsp butter, add the julienned vegetables, chaat masala and salt to taste. Remove and keep aside. Add the remaining butter and place the paneer slices to sizzle till light brown. Flip and repeat for the other side. Serve the tikkas hot with the sauteed vegetables on the side and tomato sauce if preferred.

Veg Katti Roll

No. of servings: 6 rolls
Ingredients (for filling):
Carrot – 1
Green Capsicum (or coloured) – 1/2 large size or 1 medium size
Onion – 1 large
Paneer – 100 g
Garam masala – 1 tsp
Chilli powder – 1 tsp
Jeera – 1/2 tsp
Oil – 1-2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves
1) Cut onion, carrot and capsicum into thin long strips.
2) Take oil in a pan and add jeera. Add onions once the jeera starts to crackl.
3) Sauté the onions till the colour becomes transparent. Add carrot and continue to sauté till it becomes soft. Add capsicum and sauté the same.
4) Crumble the paneer to pieces and add this to the sautéed vegetables. Add salt, and the spice powders.Add coriander leaves and mix well. Now the filling is ready.
5) Make regular chapathis. Once they are taken from the tawa, add the filling inside the chapathis and roll them.
This roll tastes best with coriander or mint chutney.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Yellow Dal – Gujarati Style

For Dal:
Toor dal- 60 ml
Deskinned peanuts- 2 tbsp
Boiled, chopped potato- 2 medium
Grated Ginger- 2 tsp
Green chillies-3 or 4
Jaggery- 1 tbsp
Kokum or Tamarind- 2 tsp
Coriander leaves- 1 tbsp chopped
Salt to taste
For Seasoning:
Ghee- 1 tbsp
Tomato- 1 medium, chopped
Mustard- 1 tsp
Jeera- 1 tsp
Methi seeds- 1/2 tsp
Red chillies (byadagi)- 3
Curry leaves- 4 or 5
Cloves- 3 or 4
Cinnamon- 1 stick
Bay leaf- 2
Dried methi or Kasoori methi- 2 tsp
Turmeric- 1 tsp
Dhaniya powder- ! !/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves (for garnish)
Cook in pressure cooker, the soaked dal, kokum or tamarind, potato and deskinned peanuts. Take the cooked dal in a pan, add water, ginger, green chillies, peanuts, peeled and chopped potatoes, kokum(tamarind), jaggery, salt and coriander leaves. Simmer covered until dal begins to thicken. In another pan, heat the ghee and add the bay leaves, red chillies, jeera, mustard, methi, cloves, cinnamon, dried methi and curry leaves. Add the tomatoes, turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt. Saute till tomatoes cook. Add to the dal and cook for a few minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Mayonnaise & Mustard Sandwich

Here is a quick recipe for a sandwich.
White/brown bread
Tomato –slices
Cucumber –slices
Green/coloured capsicum – cut into strips
Black olives (optional)
Eggless Mayonnaise
Mustard paste
Cheese slices cut into thin strips
1) Toast the bread to make it nice and crisp.
2) Apply mayonnaise on one slice of the toasted bread. Arrange the tomato and cucumber slices, along with the olives.
3) Apply mustard paste on the other slice of the toasted bread. Put the cheese and capsicum strips on top of it. Close the sandwich, and enjoy it!

This sandwich can also be made using Pav bread for a change.
1)      Toast the pav bread with some butter on your regular toaster (or tava).
2)      Apply mayonnaise, mustard and arrange the vegetables (tomato, cucumber, capsicum) as per your taste.
3)      Serve it as an open sandwich. This will surely be an interesting snack for children.