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Matar Paneer Recipe


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Matar Paneer

A vegetarian’s delight, if you like Paneer (Cottage Cheese)…One of my favorites.

Ingredients [ to serve 4]

  1. Green peas(frozen) – 1 cup
  2. Onion – 1 chopped
  3. Tomato – 1 chopped
  4. Salt – To taste
  5. Dhania powder – 1/2 tbsp.
  6. Red chilli powder – 1 tbsp.
  7. Garam masala powder-1 tbsp.
  8. Garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  9. Ginger paste – 1 tbsp
  10. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tbsp
  11. Cumin powder – 1/2 tbsp
  12. Paneer- 200 gms
  13. Tomato ketchup – 2 tbsp

Preparation Method

  1. Heat oil in a pan and fry the paneer till it turns light brown and remove to drain on a plate.
  2. Add chopped onion,tomato,ginger-garlic paste and fry until golden brown
  3. Add dhania-jeera powder,red chilli powder,garam masala powder, turmeric powder,salt and tomato ketchup, and fry till the oil starts to separate
  4. Add paneer and peas.Stir for 5-6 minutes over low heat.
  5. Add water and simmer for 15 minutes
  6. Sprinkle with coriander leaves
Sambhar Recipe


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Sambhar – The South Indian Dal

Our attempt to make the popular “Sambhar”…a very famous vegetarian recipe from southern India…my one time favorite.

Ingredients[ to serve 4 ]

  1. Toor dal- 1/2 cup cooked
  2. Onion – 1 chopped
  3. Tomato – 1 chopped
  4. Salt – To taste
  5. Sambhar powder – 1tbsp.
  6. Red chilli powder – 1 tbsp .
  7. Tamarind paste-2 tbsp.
  8. Garlic paste – 1 tbsp
  9. Ginger paste – 1 tbsp
  10. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tbsp
  11. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tbsp
  12. Curry leaves-3-4
  13. Whole red Chilli –

Preparation Method

  1. Heat oil in a pan.Add mustard seeds,red chilli and curry leaves and fry for 1 minute.
  2. Add onion,tomato,ginger-garlic paste,and fry till the oil starts to separate
  3. Now add red chilli powder,sambhar powder,turmeric powder,tamarind and cook for 3-4 mins.
  4. Add cooked dal and simmer gently for 10 minutes.
  5. Serve hot with rice

 

Stuffed Karela (Bitter Gourd) Recipe


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Stuffed Karela (Bitter Gourd)

You would be surprised to know that Karela dish can also taste good!! I can bet on this.

Ingredients [to serve 4]

  1. Karela- 4 medium
  2. Onion – 1 (chopped)
  3. Tomato – 1 chopped
  4. Salt – To taste
  5. Dhania powder – 1 tbsp.
  6. Cumin powder – 1 tbsp .
  7. Kala jeera- 1/2 tbsp.
  8. Ajwain – 1/2 tbsp
  9. Ginger paste – 1 tbsp
  10. Garlic paste – 1/2 tbsp
  11. Amchur powder – 1 tbsp
  12.  Lemon juice – 2 tbsp

Preparation Method

  1. Slit the karelas lengthwise,only on one side from start to end
  2. Scrap out the white seeds with a spoon carefully and boil them with salt for 10-15 minutes
  3. Heat mustard oil in a pan and add kala jeera ,cumin seeds and ajwain and fry for few seconds
  4. Now add onion,tomato,ginger garlic paste,dhania, jeera powder,salt and turmeric.Fry them for 15 minutes.
  5. Add amchur powder when the oil starts to separate
  6. Now stuff the masala inside every karela and fry them untill all sides are properly cooked and the karela turns golden brown
  7. Sprinkle some lemon juice on the karela before serving
Masala Dosa Recipe


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Masala Dosa

My effort at making the most popular south Indian dish “Masala Dosa”. I must admit, I’m is good at it… 🙂

Ingredients [ to serve 4 ]

  1. Urad Dal- 1 Cup
  2. Rice – 2 1/2 cup
  3. Salt to taste

Preparation Method

  1. Soak rice n dal together overnight
  2. Grind these ingredients together to a very smooth consistency.
  3. Add salt and water leave to rise for 8-9 hrs
  4. Check the batter n if needed add enough water to make into a smooth pouring consistency
  5. Heat tava very hot,splash little water over it and immediately pour some batter onto it, spreading it thin with a circular motion
  6. Lower the heat and add little oil around the edges .
  7. When edges start browning a bit it is almost done.
  8. Add desired filling and fold over
  9.  Serve hot with sambhar and coconut chutney
Dahi Baigan Recipe


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Dahi Baigan

For those who like and who don’t like baigan (eggplant or brinjal).A nice preparation of dahi (yogurt) and baigan(eggplant/brinjal). Especially a must for those who hate baigan.

Ingredients [ to serve 4 ]

  1. Baigan- 2
  2. Curry leaves – few
  3. Panch Phoran – 1/2 tbsp
  4. Salt – To taste
  5. Curd – 250 gms.
  6. Red chilli powder – 1 tbsp .
  7. Green chillies – 2 .
  8. Small pieces of ginger
  9. A pinch of turmeric

Preparation Method

  1. Cut baigan into 2 inch long pieces.
  2. Mix salt and turmeric in baigan
  3. Deep fry the baigan pieces n keep aside
  4. Mix yoghurt gently with sugar n salt n little water.
  5. Heat oil in a pan and add panch phoran,green chilles,gingerand curry leaves.
  6. Then add yoghurt after 2 minutes add baigan pieces n serve hot
Vegetarian Biryani Recipe


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Vegetarian Biryani

Biryani, though a traditionally non-veg dish, the vegetarian alternative “Veg Biryani” has caught all vegetarians by storm…Now even they can enjoy this hyderabadi dish.

Ingredients [ to serve 4 ]

  1. Basmati rice – 2 cup
  2. Mixed vegetable – 1 cup (cauliflower,Carrot,Beans,Peas,Capsicum)
  3. Onion – 1
  4. Salt – To taste
  5. Cashews – few.
  6. Green chillies – 2.
  7. Biryani masala – 2 tbsp
  8. Cloves – 4
  9. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tbsp

Preparation Method

  1. Cook rice in a pan with salt and water.
  2. Cut all the vegetables into small pieces and fry in oil
  3. Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds,green chilli and cloves
  4. Now add onion and fry till golden brown then add cashews and fry for 2 minutes
  5. Now add all the fried vegetables and biryani masala and cook for few minutes
  6. Lastly add the cooked rice and mix well.
  7. Serve with raita  ( a dish which has curd, some water, salt and bits of onions and cucumber)
Rohu Fish Curry Recipe


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Rohu Fish Curry

The famous “Rohu fish” and the curry.

Ingredients [to serve 4]

  1. Rohu Fish – 1/2 kg
  2. Onion – 1
  3. Tomato – 1 chopped
  4. Salt – To taste
  5. Red chilli- 2.
  6. Red chilli powder – 1 tbsp .
  7. Cumin seeds-1 tbsp.
  8. Garlic – 3
  9. Panch phoran – 1/2 tbsp
  10. Bay leaves – 2
  11. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tbsp.

Preparation Method

  1. Marinate fish with turmeric powder and salt for 15 minutes
  2. Make a paste of onion ,garlic,red chilli and cumin seeds
  3. Heat mustard oil in a pan and fry the fish till it turns golden brown
  4. Heat mustard oil again in another pan and add panch phoran and bay leaves.
  5. Now add the paste and cook till the oil separates.Add turmeric powder,salt and red chilli powder
  6. Add water and fish and cook in medium flame for 10 minutes