Friday, July 15, 2016

PUNJABI FOOD RECIPES

Punjab is a northern state of India popular for its rich food . Punjabi recipe is prepared in delicious gravy and punjabi parathas melted in butter/ ghee. I know health consious people will try to run away from this section :) but you will love it try!!

Amritsari Special Aloo 
Ingredients:
250gms Aloo (potato)
2 Onions, sliced
2 tsp Ginger-garlic paste
1/2 tsp Ajwain
Salt To taste
1 tsp Corainder Powder
1 tsp Red chilli powder
1/2 tsp Garam masala
1/2 tsp Annardana
Oil For frying
Corainder leaves
Preparation:
*Cut aloo into long pieces.
*Heat oil and deep fry the aloo. Keep aside.
*Heat 2 tsp of oil, add onions fry till brown. Add salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, annardana, garam masala and mix well.
*Add the aloo (potato) and toss well. Simmer the flame and cook for another 5- 6 minutes.
*Garnish with corainder leaves and serve hot with paratha.
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Sarso Ka Saag 
Ingredients:
500gms Mustard leaves
200gms Spinach
200gms Bathuwa
3 Garlic cloves
1 inch Ginger
2 Green chilli
1 tbsp Maize flour
2 tbsp Ghee
1 Asafoetida
1 Pinch Onions
1 tsp Red chilli powder
1 Pinch Turmeric powder
Preparation:
*Clean and wash sarson, spinach and bathuwa. Chop the leaves finely.
*Chop ginger, garlic cloves and chillies.
*Pressure cook the spinach, sarson, bathuwa with garlic, ginger and chillies. When cool, grind it to smooth paste.
*Heat ghee in a vessel, add hing and onions. Fry until light brown. Add salt and turmeric powder. Mix well.
*Add the ground saag and simmer the flame. Cook for few minutes.
*Add the maize flour, red chilli powder, sugar and stir well.
*Serve hot with paratha or makki ki roti.
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Makke Ki Roti
Ingredients:
6 tblsp butter
1 1/2 cup corn meal (makai ka atta)
1/4 cup whole wheat up flour
salt to taste
To make makai ki roti :
*Mix cornmeal, whole-wheat up flour and salt.
*Mix in sufficient lukewarm water, a little at a time, to make medium soft dough.
*Divide the prepared dough into eight to ten equal portions.
*Wet your hand with a little water and flatten each portion on a wet polythene sheet, into a disk of four to five inches diameter.
*Heat up a tawa, apply a little oil and transfer makai roti carefully on to the tawa.
*Spoon a little oil on the sides of makai roti and stir fry on low heat up for one minute.
*Turn the makai roti and stir fry the other side till it's light golden brown.
*Serve hot with sarson ka saag.
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Masaledar Karela

Ingredients:
2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste
oil to fry
5 -6 bitter gourd
2 medium sized onions
1 tsp dry mango powder
Preparation :
*Give a slit on one side and take off all the seeds.
*Cut karelas into thin slices.
*Wash and rub two table spoons salt all over the karelas and its scrapings.
*Set aside for 3-4 hours.
*Wash completely again and squeeze dry the karelas.
*Heat up oil in kadhai.
*Deep fry the cut karelas till dark brown and crisp.
*Take off the karelas and keep aside.
*Slice onions.
*Heat up 3 tblsp of oil in a kadai.
*Mix in cut onions.
*Stir fry for 3-4 minutes till onions are a little brown.
*Mix in turmeric powder, coriander powder, dry mango powder and red chilli powder.
*Mix in the fried karelas to the above mixture and stir fry covered on low heat up for 5-6 minutes.
*Mix in salt if needed.
*Serve hot with chappatis.
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Chicken Masala with Gravy 
Ingredients:
a pinch garam masala powder
1/2 walnuts
4 cup chicken stock
2 green cardamoms
2 tblsp fresh cream
400 gms chicken (minced)
1 tblsp garlic paste
1/2 tsp cumin powder
sal t to taste
1 tblsp oil
2 tblsp tomato paste
4 green chillies
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tblsp ginger paste
2 medium onions
Preparation:
*Combine chicken mince, red chilli powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder and salt.
*Mix thoroughly.
*Using a tablespoon, divide into equal portions.
*Roll each portion into a ball.
*Bring chicken stock to boil, crush green cardamoms and mix in to chicken stock.
*Mix in chicken balls to boiling stock, lower the heat up and continue to stir fry until chicken balls are cooked and stock has almost evaporated.
Keep aside.
*Wash and cut green chillies.
*Boil walnuts and then grind in to a fine paste.
*Boil onions, remove and grind to a paste.
*Heat up oil, mix in boiled onion paste, stir fry until oil begins to separate, mix in ginger, garlic paste, cut green chillies stir fry for a moment.
*Mix in tomato paste then bring to a boil.
*Mix in walnut paste and stir to mix well.
*Lower the heat, mix in fresh cream, stirring continuously.
*Mix in koftas and bring to a boil, adjust salt.
*Serve hot.
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Mixed Daal

Ingredients:
2 - 3 green chillies
1/4 cup coriander leaves
1/4 cup bengal gram divide (chana dal)
1/4 cup red kidney beans (rajma)
1/2 cup black gram divide (urad dal)
salt to taste
1 tblsp red chilli powder
1 tblsp kasoori methi
3 tblsp butter
10-15 garlic flakes
4 tblsp oil
3 medium sized tomatoes
1/2 tblsp cumin powder
2 medium size onions
For Dhabey Ki Daal :
*Clean, wash and soak urad dal, chana dal and kidney beans in sufficient water for at least six hours.
*Take off and finely cut onion and garlic.
*Wash, take off stem and finely cut green chillies.
*Wash and finely cut tomatoes.
*Wash and cut coriander leaves.
*Remove soaked dals, mix in six cup water and pressure-stir fry for half an hour or until the dals are completely cooked.
*Meanwhile, heat up oil in a pan, mix in cut garlic, stir-fry briefly till golden brown.
*Mix in cut onion, slit green chillies and stir fry for four to five minutes or until the onion is golden brown in colour.
*Mix in red chilli powder, cumin powder and stir-fry briefly.
*Mix in cut tomatoes and stir fry on high flame heat up for three to four minutes, stirring continuously.
*Stir in the cooked dals and mix well.
*Mix in salt, cut coriander leaves and stir fry dal for ten minutes on low heat, stirring occasionally.
*Crush kasoori methi between the palms, sprinkle on the dals and serve hot.
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