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Monday, February 11, 2013

Tofu Butter Masala/Makhani Recipe (Restaurant Style)


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Ingredients ground to a smooth paste
Roma tomatoes-3
Onion-2tbsp
Green chillies-1
Ginger-a small piece
Soaked cashew nut-1tsp
Tempering
Butter-2tbsp
Oil-1tsp
Cardamom powder-1/2tsp
Cloves-2
Cinnamon -a small piece
Other ingredients
Cubed firm tofu(14oz pck)-1
(slightly tossed in oil till light brown on all sides)
Red chilly powder-1/2tsp
MDH Kitchen king masala-1tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar-a pinch
Roasted jeera powder-1/2tsp
Kastoori methi-1 & 1/2tsp
Coriander powder-1/2tsp
Table cream-2tbsp
Milk-1 cup
Method
Heat oil & butter in a pan temper it.Add the ground masala,kastoori methi & all dry powders & fry till oil separates the pan.Pour the milk & little water ,cook the gravy till thick & raw smell disappears.Add the tofu & cook for 2 more minutes.Switch off the stove & garnish it with little cream & kastoori methi.Serve it with roti,naan or pulao.
Note: You can replace paneer in place of tofu in this dish.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Cream Of Tomato Soup

Ingredients
Ready made tomato puree-1/2 cup
Salt & Pepper to taste
Fresh basil-1tsp
Chopped carrot-1/4 cup
Dry parsley-1/2 tsp
Butter-2tsp
Chopped onion-3tsp
Chopped garlic-1
Heavy cream-1/4 cup
Water to dilute- required amount
Method
Heat butter in a pan saute onion,garlic,basil,parsley,carrot & seasonings for 2 minutes.Add the tomato puree & once cooled blend it to a smooth liquid.Filter the mixture,add water to required thickness.Heat the soup, adjust the seasoning,once switched off the gas add in the cream mix & serve it hot.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Cabbage Soup /Healthy Soup Recipes

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Cabbage Soup
Ingredients
Chopped cabbage-2 cups
Salt to taste
Chopped onion-1tbsp
Chopped garlic-2
Whole pepper-10
Jeera/cumin-1/4tsp
Olive oil-1tsp
Water or stock required amount
Method
Heat oil in a pan saute all above ingredients for 2 minutes.
Cool & grind it coarsely in a blender.
Dilute it with water or stock.Give a boil,season it with salt & pepper & serve it hot.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Oats Fish Pakora / Fish Pakoras/ Fish Fritters Recipe / Desi Battered Fish / Fish Pakoras Recipe

Oats Fish Pakora / Fish Pakoras/ Fish Fritters Recipe / Desi Battered Fish / Fish Pakoras Recipe
Ingredients marinated for 30 minutes
Boneless fish fillets cut into small pieces-25
(i used Tilapia)
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-1tsp
Coriander powder-1/2tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Ajwain /Carom seeds-2 pinches
Besan/Gram flour-8tsp
Baking soda-a pinch
(optional)
Water required amount to make a semi thick batter
Other ingredients
Oil-to deep fry
Ingredients for coating
Quick oats required amount
Method
Take a bowl & mix all the marinate ingredients together except the baking soda,leave it for 30 minutes.
Mix the baking soda only when you are ready to fry the fish,do not add it before.
Heat oil in a pan,roll each fish cubes into the oats.Deep fry them till golden brown on all sides in medium flame.
Before serving sprinkle some chat masala & serve it with any dip you desire.

Note:You can see in the picture some are fried plain,without the oats....

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Monday, December 31, 2012

Eggless Sponge Cake with Tutti Fruity / Eggless Sponge Cake / Eggless Cake Recipe

Eggless Sponge Cake with Tutti Fruity / Eggless Sponge Cake recipe / Eggless Cake Recipe
Ingredients
Maida(All purpose flour)-1 & 1/2 cup
Sugar-3/4 cup
Baking powder-1 & 1/4tsp
Baking soda-1/2tsp
Salt a pinch
Thick curd-1 cup
Cooking oil-1/2 cup
(I used canola oil)
Vanilla essence-2tsp
Tutti fruity & raisins-together1 & 1/2tbsp(Optional)
(Recipe doesn't say)
Method
Pre. heat the oven to 300deg.Sieve maida & salt together & mix the fruits,keep it aside.Dissolve the sugar in curd by mixing it gently.Add the baking soda & baking powder,mix leave it to froth for 3 minutes.Pour the oil in this curd mixture & slowly keep adding the maida.Mix it well & pour the batter into a greased baking pan.Bake it at 300 deg. for 40 minutes or till done.Cool completely,cut & serve
Inspired by cookcurrynook

Friday, December 28, 2012

Parsley Paratha

Ingredients
Wheat flour-2 cups
Chopped fresh parsley-1 cup
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-1/2tsp
Sesame seeds-1tsp
Water required amount to knead the dough
Oil-to cook the parathas
Method
Make a soft dough with above ingredients.Cover the dough & rest it for 10 minutes.Divide the dough into small balls,roll them out to a semi thick circles.Heat a tawa/griddle & cook the chapathi/paratha with little oil smeared on both sides till its light brown.Serve it hot with any side dish you want.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Toffee Bars

Ingredients for the bottom layer
Melted butter-1 cup(2 sticks)
Light brown sugar-1 cup
Vanilla essence-2tsp
Salt-1/2tsp
Maida/All purpose flour-2 cups
Topping ingredients
Chopped and toasted almonds-1 cup
Semi sweet chocolate chips-12oz pack
Method
Pre.heat oven to 350. deg.Beat butter & sugar till light & fluffy.Add the essence,salt & flour,mix it until its incorporated.Spread this mixture on a square pan which is lined with an aluminium foil on sides & bottom.Bake till 20 minutes or till the short bread is golden brown.Remove from oven & immediately sprinkle the chocolate chips on top,Keep this in the hot oven just the chocolate to melt,remove from oven spread it using a knife on top of the shortbread.Sprinkle the nuts on top,press it a bit.Cool completely & cut into squares.
Inspired by joyofbaking

Friday, December 14, 2012

Quinoa Adai / Red Quinoa Adai / Drumstick Quinoa Adai / Murungai Keerai Adai


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Quinoa Adai
Ingredients
Red quinoa - 3/4 cup
Sona masoori rice - 1/4 cup
Channa dhal -1/4 cup
Thoor dhal -1/4 cup
Yellow moongh dal - 1/4 cup
Ginger-a very small piece
Chopped drumstick leaves - 1/2 cup
Red chillies-4
Chopped curry leaves-little
Chopped onion - a handful ( optional)
Salt to taste
Hing - 1/2tsp
Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
Oil -required amount to cook adai
Method
Wash & soak quinoa,rice,red chillies,ginger & dals together for 3 hours.
Grind it to a semi thick coarse batter, transfer the batter into a bowl.
Do not add too much water while grinding.
Add hing,grated coconut,salt,chopped curry leaves and drumstick leaves,mix well.
Fermentation is not needed.
Heat a tawa pour a ladle of batter spread it to a semi thick circle.
Pour oil around & cook it till crisp & brown on both sides.
Serve hot!

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Homemade Ginger & Garlic Paste


Ingredients
Skin peeled & chopped fresh ginger -1 & 1/2 cup
Fresh garlic -1 & 1/2 cup
(I usually don't remove the skin)
Salt -1 & 1/2tsp
Oil-6tsp
Turmeric powder-1tsp
Method
Grind all above ingredients together without water to a smooth paste.Mix the oil to this mixture,put it in a container & store it in fridge.Your homemade ginger & garlic paste is ready.
Note: By this way you can store it more than a month,still looks & smells fresh.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Red Bell Pepper/ Capsicum Chutney

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Ingredients
Red bell pepper/Capsicum-1
Chopped onion-1/4
Chopped tomato-1
Red chillies-1
Salt to taste
Curry leaves-4
Tempering
Oil-2tsp
Jeera,Mustard & Uraddhal-each-1/4tsp
Curry leaves-little
Red chillies-1
Method
Heat 1tsp of oil & fry above ingredients together,till raw smell disappears.Cool & grind to a smooth paste.Heat oil in a pan temper it.Pour it on the chutney ,mix & serve with any tiffin.
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