Tuesday, December 9, 2014

SNACKS

PAV BHAJI


 We need :
:- Pav
:- 1 cup coarsely chopped cauliflower
:- 1/2 cup carrots
:- 1/2 cup chopped green beans
:- 1/2 cup green peas
:- 3 medium potatoes
:- 4 medium tomatoes
:- 2 medium finely chopped onions
:- 4 tsps pav bhaaji masala
:- 1/2 tsp. red chili powder
:- 1 tsp ginger paste
:- 1 tsp cumin seeds
:- 4 -5 tbsps chopped coriander leaves
:- Salt to taste
:- 1/2 cup finely chopped onions and
:- lemon juice (for garnishing)
Method:
For preparing the "bhaaji" or vegetable, boil potatoes and coarsely mash them. Boil all the other chopped vegetables till fully cooked, drain and keep aside. Mash the boiled vegetables to form a coarse pulp.
In a pan, melt 2 tbsps of butter. Add cumin seeds, garlic and ginger paste and chopped onions. Cook till the onions are light golden brown. Add the pav bhaaji masala and chili powder. Stir till the spices start to give out a wonderful aroma.
Add the tomato puree. Add 4 more tbsps of butter. Saut� till the mixture starts to leave the sides of the pan. Now add the boiled vegetables and coarsely mashed potatoes and cook for 5 to 7 minutes.
Cook till the mixture gets little thick and the mixture again starts to leave the sides of the pan.
Add more butter if needed. Season with salt. Mix well. Garnish with the chopped coriander leaves.
To prepare the "pav" or dinner rolls, slit the buns into two keeping the base intact. On a flat frying pan, melt some butter. Arrange all the buns on the pan. Roast both the sides as well as the inner surfaces of buns on the butter.
Serve the "pav" or rolls with the bhaji. Garnish with chopped onions and a dash of lemon juice. To eat break off pieces of the bread and scoop up a little bit of the vegetable and enjoy.
Combination of taste and nutrition, you get both :) Enjoy!!!
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VEGETABLE CUTLET

:- 1/4 kg potatoes, boiled, peeled & mashed
:- 150g carrots, peeled, boiled & grated
:- 150g beet root, peeled, boiled & grated
:-100g frozen green peas
:- 3 onions, chopped
:- 50g besan, roasted
:- Cloves ,cardamoms, cinannamon
:- Little besan flour
Method:
Mix cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and blend them to a fine powder.
Mix mashed potatoes, grated carrot and beet root in a bowl. To this add slightly boiled green peas, salt, turmeric and mix them well so that a fine mixture is formed.
Heat little oil in a pan and fry the chopped onions and green chilies for at least 10-15 minutes. Also add pea mixture, ground powder and fry for another 10 minutes.
Now add Besan to this mixture and remove from heat. Let it cool.
Make small balls from the mixture, place each ball on the palm and press into oval shape cutlets.
Mix the besan flour with little salt and water to a fine batter. Immerse the above cutlets in this batter and fry them in hot oil until golden brown in color.
Serve hot with ketchup.
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FRUIT BHEL

:- 100g rice flakes
:- 1 onion, chopped
:- 1 Apple chopped
:- 1 Banana chopped
:- 1 carrot chopped
:- 1 tomato chopped
:- 1 capsicum chopped
:- Coriander chutney
:- Tamarind chutney
Chop all the fruits ,onion finely and mix with tamarind chutney, coriander chutney and rice flakes.
Has great nutritious value and enjoyable too!!
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PANI PURI WITH JEERA PANI:- 

1 large packet bought golgappas or puris
For filling:
:- 1 cup cooked chana (chick peas) or cooked white dry peas
:- 2 tbsp oil
:- 1/2 tsp salt
:- 1/2 tsp chili powder
:- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
:- 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
For jeera pani (cumin water) or sweet tamarind water:
:- 1 large lemon size tamarind
:- 6-8 tbsp sugar
:- 2 tsp roasted jeera (cumin) powder
:- 1 tsp salt
:- 1/2 tsp chili powder
:- 1 tsp garam masala powder
:- 1/4 tsp rock salt
:- A bunch of mint leaves
Pani Puri
 Method:
Heat oil in a pan and add the drained chana or peas with all the ingredients for filling.
Fry till a nice aroma appears. Remove into a vessel and allow it to cool.
Soak tamarind in 6 cups of boiled and cooled water.
Add all the other ingredients including the washed bunch of mint.
Let everything soak together for an hour. Squeeze well and strain through a seive..
Serve the jeera pani well chilled.
To serve the pani-puris:
Make a hole on top of each puri. Fill each puri with a teaspoon of the filling.
Dip the puri into the jeera pani and serve immediately or it will become soggy.
The jeera pani can also be served in a separate container.

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Dahi Vada



 
Ingredients:
:- Urad dal 250gms
:- Salt as per taste
:- Cummin seeds 1 tspn
:- Green chillies 2-3
:- Black salt 1/4 tspn
:- Jeera powder(Cummin seeds roasted and grinded) 1/4 tspn
:- Curd approximately 250 gms
:- Coriander leaves for garnishing
:- Oil for frying
Method:
Soak urad dal for atleast 7 hours and later wash it thoroughly.
Grind it along with green chillies ,adding little water.
Remember the batter should be thick and not watery.
Add salt,cummin seeds,coriander leaves,khishmish(optional) and mix it thoroughly in one direction.
Now take a small proportion of this batter and fry it in hot oil over medium flame till cooked ,but remember the colour of vadas should not be dark. Repeat the procedure for remaining batter.
Let the vadas cool and later soak them for 2-3 minutes in luke warm water
Squeeze out the water by pressing each vada between palms of your hands
Lay them in serving bowl or plate and cover them generously with beaten curd,to which salt is added.
Sprinkle black salt ,cummin powder,red chilly powder,(if none of them is available,then use chaat masala powder)
Garnish it with coriander leaves.
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PANEER RECIPES

Paneer is highly nutritious milk product. Paneer is a versatile dairy product, it is used desserts, snacks or for main course cooking.You can make it at home by simply adding lemon juice to boiling milk. When the milk shreds When milk curdles full turn off the gas and keep aside for 5 minutes. Pour it on to a cotton/muslin cloth and tie it with a tight knot.When all the water is drained from the paneer shape it into a rectangular block.
Now place the cloth under heavy weight for 2-3 hours before using it.
You can also get it from nearby dairy shop, but home made Paneer has it's own taste.
Also the water you can use for washing hair- it will leave your hair silky and shining with health.

 
Here are delicious Paneer recepies :-

Butter Paneer Masala

 Ingredients :

:- 250 gms Paneer
:-100 gms Fresh Cream (Malai)
:- 200 gms Tomato Puree
:- 2-3 tblsp Butter
:- 2 tblsp Kasuri Methi
:- 1/2 tsp Red chilli Powder
:- 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
:- 2-3 Green chilli
:- 1/2 tsp Salt
To make paneer makhanwala :
*Melt the butter in a pan, add slit green chillies, tomato puree, kasuri methi, salt, red chilli powder and simmer for 4-5 minutes.
*Add the cream and garam masala powder and cook further for 2-3 minutes.
*Add the paneer pieces and cook for a minute. 

*Serve hot garnished with coriander.
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Palak Paneer

Ingredients:

:- 500gms Fresh Palak
:- 100gms Paneer
:- 2Onions
:- Garlic paste
:- 1 tsp pure ghee
:- Garam masala to taste
:- Red chili powder to taste
:- Salt To Taste
To make palak paneer :
*Clean and wash palak (spinach) nicely.
*Boil the spinach in water and cool it.
*Now mash it in a mixer.
*Heat oil in a kadai. Add ginger-garlic paste and stir-fry for a minute.
*Now add onions and fry till golden brown.
*Add all spices except red chili powder.
*Now add the spinach
*Cut paneer into pieces (Paneer can be fried to golden brown in a seperate pan or can be used as it is).
*Add Paneer pieces to the gravy and cook until done.
*Take out in a bowl.
*Just before serving, heat pure ghee in a small pan.
*Hold the pan over bowl, add chili powder and immediately pour on palak paneer.
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Paneer Paratha

 Ingredients

:- 100 gms Grated Paneer
:- 1 finely chopped Onion
:- Coriander leaves finely chopped
:- Small piece of Ginger (grated)
:- 1 or 2 finely chopped green Chilies
:- Salt, Red Chili powder and Graram masala
:- Oil for frying
To make paneer paratha :
*Make dough out of whole wheat flour.
*In a bowl mix all the stuffing ingredients.
*Take a spooful and place a small round of dough
*Cook on a pre-heated Tawa .
*Turn it and pour half tablespoon oil or butter.
*Spread it on the paratha and shallow fry over low heat. Turn it and again pour oil or butter on the other side.
*Cook on a low heat till golden brown.
*Serve paneer paratha hot with curd and your favorite chutney or with pickle.
Note: Add salt only at the time of preparation.

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Paneer Tikka

 

Ingredients
:- 250 gram Paneer
:- 2 onion
:- 2 tomato
:- 1 tsp ginger - garlic paste
:- 2 green chilly
:- 1tsp tandoori masala
:- 1 tsp chat masala
:- 1 tsp chana masala
:- salt to taste
How to make paneer tikka masala:
*Cut round slices of tamatar and pyaj and keep them aside.
*Cut paneer in cubes.
*Mix tandoori,chat and chana masala along with half of the ginger garlic paste with dahi.
*Now add paneer cubes and mix well.
*Fix paneer cubes in a toothpick and put tomato and onion slices around paneer.
*Then cook them in a preheated oven and keep aside.
*Heat oil in a pan and put ginger garlic paste and green chilly in it.
*Cook for 5 minutes. Thereafter, add finely chopped onion and fry.
*Add finely chopped tomato and cook until oil floats on the surface.
*Add all the spices and cook for 2 minutes.
*Lastly add paneer cooked in oven and cook for 5 minutes.
*Garnish with coriander and se
rve hot.