Sunday, July 25, 2010

Paneer tava masla

I got this recipe from Tarla dalal's 'Punjabi subjis'.Carefully combined spices ranging from ajwain to sha jeera, makes this a lip smacking preparation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 3cups paneer ,cut into cubes
  • 2tbsp kasuri methi,crushed
  • 1tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2tsp turmeric powder
  • 1tsp chaat masala
  • 1/2 tsp ajwain(carom seeds)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 2 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp chopped green chillies
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 cup tomato puree
  • 1/4tsp shajeera
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 6 tbsp oil
  • salt to taste
  • Chopped coriander for garnishing

Marinate the paneer cubes with kasuri methi,chilli powder, turmeric powder,chaat masala and salt for 1/2hr.Heat 3tbsp oil in a pan shallow fry paneer .Drain on absorbent paper and keep it aside.Heat the remaining oil.Add the ajwin and cumin seeds to it.When they crackle,add onion and saute till they turn translucent.Add garlic paste,green chillies,coriander powder,salt and saute for 2 min.Add the tomato puree and caraway seeds.Cook till the oil separates from the gravy.Add the fried paneer cubes,crem and garam masala and mix gently.Serve hot garnished with coriander.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Cabbage upperi

One of my Hubby's favourites.....

Very simple and fast !!!!!!

Heres how you can make it......

  • cabbage-1cup chopped
  • coconut-1/2 grated
  • green chilli-2
  • garlic-3
  • shallots-3
  • cumin seed-1/2tsp
  • urad dal-1/2 tsp
  • mustard seed-1/2 tsp
  • curry leaves
  • salt
  • oil
Grind coconut with green chilli,garlic,shallots and cumin seeds(just grind it once, don't make it a paste).In a pan heat oil and splutter the mustard seeds.When it splutters, add urad dal and curry leaves.When dal turns red add the coconut mixture.Mix everything well and add chopped cabbage, turmeric and salt.Cook covered in low flame.

manga pulli(mango curry)

manga kuttan is one of my favourites...........during the mango season we often make is the recipe
  • raw or ripe mango-4
  • buttermilk-1/2 glass
  • grated coconut-1/2 coconut
  • chilli powder-1tsp
  • turmeric-1/2tsp
  • cumin seeds-1/2tsp
  • curry leaves
  • cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
  • whole red chilli-1
  • salt
  • oil
  • jaggery(optional)-according to taste(I like it very sweet)

Wash the mangoes well and peel off the skin.Cut them into small pieces Cook mango with chilli, turmeric pdr and enough water(Don't use too much water.Otherwise it will become too watery).once it is cooked add salt and mash the pieces well. In the case of raw mango no need to mash.if you like the curry sweet ,you can add jaggery at this stage and mix it well.once jaggery has melted,add buttermilk. Grind together coconut and cumin seeds into a fine paste.once buttermilk is boiled add the coconut paste into it.cook it for a few minutes.remove it from the fire and season it with mustard seeds,red chilli and curry leaves