Friday, March 22, 2019

Shahi Paneer Bhurji

| Shahi Paneer Bhurji |

Make this Shahi Paneer Bhurji when you want some extra richness in your normal Bhurji.

  • Paneer - 300 gms
  • Onions chopped - 2 Nos
  • Tomato concasse - 5 tbsp
  • Green Peas - 1/2 Cup
  • Cashew Paste - made from 10-12 cashews
  • Jeera - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chilly Powder - as per taste
  • Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
  • Kasoori Methi Powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - as per taste
  • Ghee / Oil - 3 tbsp
  • Cooking Cream - 4 tbsp / as per taste
  • You can make scrambled paneer by boiling milk and adding curd or lemon juice or vinegar. Add any of these ingredients till milk starts to curdle. Strain this mix for paneer crumble. Alternatively, you can grate paneer for the dish.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and temper with zeera. Sauté chopped onions till they are light brown. Add tomato concasse and fry for minute then add Turmeric, Red Chilly and Garam Masala Powder. Mix and fry the masala on low to medium heat for 4-5 minutes. Add frozen peas and fry together for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add paneer and mix with all the masala and cook on medium heat for 2-3 minutes before adding cashew paste, Garam Masala. Fry for about a minute before adding cooking cream to finish in another 2 minutes.
Garnish with coriander to serve.

Temper ghee with jeera

Sauté chopped onions till light brown

Add puréed tomatoes

Add turmeric, red chili, coriander and salt

Fry masala on low to medium heat

Add peas to masala

Fry peas with masala

Add paneer

Mix well and cook

Add Garam Masala

Add cashew paste and cream

Cook for another 3-4 minutes to finish

Friday, March 15, 2019

Pyaaz Kachori

| Pyaaz Kachori |

Kachori are normally stuffed with dal Pithi, which is made from urad dal lentil, ginger, chili and some spices. These days various variants are made like "Pyaaz Kachori", "Peas Kachori" and even sweet version "mava kachori".
We have already shared recipe for “Khasta Kachori” and today we are presenting recipe for Pyaaz Kachori, which is popular from State of Rajasthan.
Ingredients - Kachori Stuffing
  • Chopped Onions - 2 Nos
  • Besan - 4 tbsp
  • Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tbsp
  • Dry Spices: Hing, Red chili, Coriander, Fennel / Saunf coarsely crushed, Jeera, Amchur Powder, Garam Masala
  • Salt - as per taste
  • Oil - 3 tbsp
  • Fresh Coriander- small bunch chopped
  • Heat about 3 tbsp oil in pan, temper with zeera and dry spices hing, red chili powder, saunf and coriander powder. Fry for a minute on low heat before adding chopped onions, salt and ginger garlic paste. Continue fry on medium heat till onions are light brown before adding besan. Cook on medium heat till Besan is well cooked, which should take 3-4 minutes. Add Garam Masala and Amchur at end.
  • Stuffing is ready; keep it aside for cool and then add chopped fresh coriander.
Method -for Kachori
  • Knead 3 cups of maida / flour with 3 tablespoon of oil and little salt. The dough should be not very hard.
  • Take dough mix, like you normally take for puri. Roll it and stuff with about 1 tablespoon of stuffing mix. Close it nicely and pat with hands to flatten and roll further to size of puri.
  • Deep fry these kachoris on low heat so that it cooks nice and crisp. Each batch may take 15 minutes to fry.
Serve the Kachoris with some chutney of your choice.

Temper oil with jeera, coriander, red chili and saunf powder

Add chopped onions and ginger garlic paste

Add besan

Fry the mix, at the end add Amchur and Garam Masala Powder

Add chopped fresh coriander; Stuffing ready

Knead dough

Dough and stuffing ready

Place about 1 tbsp stuffing

Fry on low heat

Serve here with coriander and Tamarind chutney

Friday, March 8, 2019

Keema Matar

|| Keema Matar ||

Shout out to all those who love mutton. Sharing here simple but yummy recipe for Keema Matar. It’s so simple that anyone can cook, only thing you need is willingness to cook.
  • Mutton Mince - 300 gms
  • Green Peas - 150 gms
  • Onion - 2 Nos chopped
  • Tomato chopped / puréed - 2 nos
  • Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 and 1/2 tbsp
  • Green Chili chopped - as per taste
  • Jeera - 1/2 tsp
  • Bay Leaf - 2 nos
  • Cinnamon stick - 1 nos
  • Salt - as per taste
  • Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander Powder - 3 tsp
  • Red Chili Powder - 1 tsp/ as per taste
  • Garam Masala Powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Kasoori Methi leaves - 1 tbsp
  • Besan - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard Oil - 3 tbsp
  • Heat oil and temper with jeera, bay leaf and cinnamon stick.
  • Add chopped onions and sauté till translucent. Add mutton mince and sauté for 3-4 minutes on high to medium heat with onions. Add ginger garlic paste and continue frying for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add 2 tbsp of Besan, secret ingredient which will give this dish nice taste and texture. Fry the mix and salt, turmeric, coriander and red chilly powder and mix well.
  • Fry for about 3-4 minutes before adding tomatoes and continue frying for 2-3 minutes on high heat. Cover with lid and let it cook on low heat for 10 minutes while stirring occasionally. Oil should be separated, then add frozen peas and toss evenly. Add about 1 cup water and covef with lid and continue cooking for about 5 minutes.
  • Add dry kasoori methi leaves and Garam Masala at end to finish.
Enjoy yummy Keema Matar with Roti, Paranthas or Rice as you like.
Temper oil with jeera, bay leaf and cinnamon stick

Sauté chopped onions till translucent

Add mutton mince and fry with onion on high to medium heat

Add ginger garlic paste

Add Besan

Add salt, turmeric, coriander and red chili powder

Fry everything on medium heat

Add tomatoes

Continue frying on medium to low heat

Cover with lid and while stirring occasionally

Oil separates, mutton all cooked

Added frozen peas

Frying with peas on low to medium heat

Added kasoori methi leaves

Add 1 cup of water and Garam Masala

Cook till you get desired consistency

Enjoy Keema Matar

Friday, March 1, 2019

Chocolate Chip Cookies

| Chocolate Chip Cookies |

Impress your family and friends with home made chocolate chip cookies.
  • Flour - 3/4 Cup
  • Cocoa Powder - 1/4 Cup
  • Butter - 1/4 cup
  • Sugar - 1/2 cup
  • Baking Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coffee powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Milk - 2-3 tbsp
  • Chocolate Chips - 4-5 for each biscuit
  • BUTTER Mix: Combine butter and sugar and whisk well till fluffy.
  • DRY MIX: Sieve together Flour, cocoa powder, coffee and baking powder
  • Combine butter mix and dry mix and knead into soft dough using milk as required.
  • Take small portion and roll in hands and then flatten them on butter paper. Punch in few chocolate chips at top.
  • Bake in preheated oven at 180 degrees for about 18-20 minutes
Once baked take out and leave them to cool down before serving.
Enjoy Chocolate Chip Cookies !!


WET Mix by combining butter and sugar

DRY mix and WET mix

Combined and made soft dough by adding little milk

Flattened them into cookie shape

Fresh from oven

Let them cool

Enjoy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Shahi Paneer Bhurji

| Shahi Paneer Bhurji | Make this Shahi Paneer Bhurji when you want some extra richness in your normal Bhurji.   Ingredien...