Showing posts with label garam masala. Show all posts
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Sunday, April 19, 2020

Quick Paneer Bites

Paneer is a milk solid and is filled with proteins. I have prepared quick bites using Nandini
Paneer. It is an easy, quick, simple and healthy bite.


I have used Nandini Paneer, chilly powder, jeera powder, garam masala and chat masala. Added a teaspoon of curd and mixed the spices and rolled the paneer pieces in spice mixture. Left that for rest for 10 minutes.

Let us see some benefits of eating Panner in our diet.

Cottage cheese /Paneer is rich in protein. It helps to strengthen our bones and teeth. It is good for improving our digestion. It also maintains the blood sugar levels in our body. It is a rich source of proteins, magnesium and folate.
Let us see the recipe Now :

Ingredients :

Paneer : 250 Gr.
Curd /Yogurt : 1 Tablespoon
Chilly Powder : 1/2 Tsp
Pepper : Crushed : 2 to 3 pods
Garam Masala powder : 1/4 Tsp
Jeera /Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Tsp
Chat Masala powder : 1/4 Tsp
Salt : As required
Cooking Oil : 2 Tbs

Method :

1. Cut Paneer into desired shape and size.


2. Take a big bowl and Put curd, salt, garam masala, chilly powder, Crushed pepper and jeera.
3. Mix all the ingredients nicely and add paneer. Slowly stir and leave it for 5 to 10 minutes.


4. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add a teaspoon of oil and place paneer one by on hot tava.
5. Sprinkle some oil on top and by the sides. Cook on both sides on medium flame.


6. Shift it to a serving dish and sprinkle some chat masala on top and serve.

Note :

You can add more spices of your choice. I do prepare dishes with mild spices. You should cook on both sides till golden brown. Cook on medium flame. Cooking the whole process on low flame will turn Paneer hard. Adding more oil is optional.
Time 20 Minutes. : All together.
Serves : 2 to 3.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Simple Green Gram Curry

This Green Gram Curry is a simple and yummy curry. This curry goes well with all the main dishes.
We do prepare this Green Gram Curry very often,


As I said it is easy, simple, quick and needs very minimum ingredients.
I have used Green Gram /Whole moong, tomatoes, garam masala, rasam powder.
I prepared this curry for having Kuhbz a type of roti. This Kahbz or Kubz is brought all the way from Dubai by our close friend Pushpa Talitaya. This is a bring back memory of eating Kuhbz after some years.
Kuhbz is normally baked in clay oven and it is the traditional dish from Middle easy, Iran, Lebanon.

No Onion or No Garlic Dish.


Let us see the recipe now :

Things needed :

To Cook
Whole moong/Green Gram : 1 Cup
Tomatoes : 2 to 3
Potatoes : 2 (Medium sized)
Methi Seeds : 1/4 tsp
To Add :
Garam Masala Powder : 1/2 Tsp
Rasam Powder : 1 Tsp
Green chilly : 2
Ginger : An inch
Salt : As required
Butter ; 1 Tbs
To Season :
Cooking Oil : 1 Tablespoon
Jeera /Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Tsp
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Tsp
Jeera /Cumin seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Curry leaves : 6 to 8

Method :

1. Wash and soak whole moong for 4 to 5 hours or you can cook them without soaking.
2. Wash and cut tomatoes, green chilly, coriander leaves and curry leaves.
3. Wash and peel off ginger outer layer and grate ginger and keep it aside.
4. Wash and cut potatoes with its skin and keep it aside.
5. Keep a pressure cooker on the fire and put whole moong, cut potatoes, slit green chilly and 1/4 tsp of methi seeds.
6. Add required water and cook it for 6 to 8 minutes. Leave it for cooling.
7. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add a tablespoon of cooking oil, mustard seeds.
8. Let it splutter. Add jeera and curry leaves. Add cut tomatoes, Grated ginger and fry nicely.
9. Add garam masala powder and rasam powder. Add little turmeric powder.
10. Stir nicely and add required salt. Add cooked moong and potatoes.
11. Add required water and cook nicely for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in between.
12. Shift the ready Green Gram curry to a serving dish, add cut coriander leaves and butter.
13. Serve with rotis, chapatis, poori or even dosas.
14. We had this Green Gram Curry with Kabz, a type or roti You get in Dubai.

Note : 

Soaking whole moong helps the moong to cook well and good nutritious too. Adding more spices is optional. Adding butter is optional. Adding more chilly is optional. Soaking whole moong is optional. You can cook whole moong without cooking also.
Time : Soaking time 4 hours + cooking time 30 minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Spicy Kasuri Mehti Poori

Spicy Kasuri Methi Pooris are snack food and you can enjoy them having at any time of the day. It goes well with a cup of coffee as snack and you can have them as breakfast with a cup of curd or chutney. We enjoyed eating these spicy kasuri methi pooris for breakfast and dinner. It is good to have when they are hot.


I have tried these pooris many a times and here it is for you all to try.
I have used wheat flour, curd, chilly powder, garam masala powder, jeera, Kasuri methi/dry methi leaves, salt and ghee. Prepared the dough and rolled as pooris immediately and fried in hot oil. Pooris do not fluff much since jeera and methi leaves are added. It taste yummy when they are hot. We had it with tomato chutney and a cup of curd for breakfast and the remaining were eaten as snack with a cup of hot coffee.
Try these pooris and you will definitely like to prepare it again and again.

Ingredients : 

Wheat flour : 2 Cups
Curd : 2 to 3 Tbs
Salt : As required
Kasure methi ; 2 to 3 Tbs
Ghee : 1 Tsp full
Garam Masala powder  : 1/2 Tsp
Chilly Powder : 1/2 Tsp
Jeera/Cumin Seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Turmeric powder : A little
Cooking Oil : 1 Cup

Method :

1. Take a big bowl and add wheat flour, salt, chilly powder and jeera/cumin seeds.
2. Add garam masala powder, turmeric powder, ghee and kasuri methi. (I used everest kasuri methi).


3. Mix all the ingredients and add curd and mix the dough nicely.

4. Kneed the dough well and divide it to small portions. Give a ball shape and press a little.


5. Roll them as pooris.

6. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Fry on hot oil both sides till it turns golden brown.


7. Take it out from the pan and put it on the kitchen tissue.


8. Arrange in a tray or plate and serve with choice of your side dish.
9. We had it with tomato chutney and curd.

10. We also had these pooris as snack with a cup of coffee.

Note :

Using more or less chilly is optional. Add curd little by little while preparing the dough. Do not add at once. (It might turn mushy).
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 3 to 4.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Cow Peas Cutlet

Cow Peas Cutlet is an easy dish and if you already cooked the pea it is still easy.☺
I had some cow pea cooked in the after noon and that came as handy when I thought of preparing some yummy cutlets.


Let us straight go to the recipe Now : I do not use so much varieties of spices. It is always simple and quick. 💟

Things You need :

Cooked Cow Peas : 1 Bowl
Aloo / Potatoes : 2 to 3
Bread : 3 to 4 Pieces.
Green chilly : 2
Ginger : An inch
Coriander leaves : 1 Tablespoon
Garam Masala : 1/2 Teaspoon
Jeera /Cumin seeds ? 1/2 Teaspoon
Chilly Powder : 1/2 Teaspoon
Jeera /Cumin seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Cashew pieces : 1 Tablespoon
Salt : As required
Chiroti Rava /Thin variety of Semolina : 2 to 3 Tablespoon
Oil : 2 to 3 Tablespoons

Method :

1. Wash coriander leaves, green chilly and cut into small.
2. Cut bread pieces into small and crush them into powder form. You can use mixer to powder it.


3. Wash ginger and take out the outer layer, wash it again and grate it.
4. Peel off the skin of potatoes and smash it nicely.
5. Now put powdered bread crumbs, smashed potatoes, boiled cow peas, cut coriander leaves, cut green chilly, grated ginger, salt, garam masala, jeera powder, chilly powder, cut cashews.


 6. Mix all the ingredients nicely and prepare the dough.
7. Divide the cutlet dough into small portions.
8. Keep dry chiroti rava in a bowl.
9. Keep dosa pan on the fire and heat.
10. Take a small portion of cutlet dough and make as a ball. Slightly press and give a desired shape to it.

11. Just dip lightly in chiroti rava both sides. Place the cutlet on hot tava.


12. Put a teaspoon of oil around the cutlet. Cook till it turns golden brown.


13. Turn the other side and cook. Add some oil while cooking.


14. Now Hot cutlets are ready to serve.


15. Cook the remaining cutlets the same way.

Note :

Do not over cook potatoes. Drain all the water from cooked cow pea and use only the peas.
Adding more spices is optional. Adding more oil while cooking is optional. You can also shallow fry these cutlets. Adding onions or garlic is optional.
Time : 30 to 40 Minutes.
Serves : 2 to 3. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Tava Roasted Sweet Potato Snack


Sweet Potato is one of the healthy carbohydrate filled vegetable. It is said that eating sweet potato is good for our health. We do use sweet potato for many dishes. Here is a simple snack which fits to all aged group and good to have in the evening and believe me it is yummy. Try and enjoy this easy, quick, healthy and simple Sweet Potato Snack.


I have given the name as tava/pan roasted, because I did not use much oil. Only drizzled some oil and cooked on low flame to taste better. Try and Enjoy.
All You need is sweet potatoes, carrot, and if you are an onion lover, onion pieces and little chat masala to add some spice to the chat.

Let us see some benefits of Eating " Sweet Potato " in our diet.

Sweet Potatoes are filled with vitamins and minerals. They help to boost our immunity system. They are fiber rich. They are good for controlling diabetes and people who suffer from blood pressure. They are rich in potassium. Potatoes help to digest the food easily since they are rich in fiber and good for people who suffer from constipation. It is rich in iron and Vitamin A which is essential for hormones and fertility. Sweet Potato is filled with anti - inflammation and anti oxidant properties.
Sweet potatoes are good for eye health. They are rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3 Vitamin B6, manganese, magnesium and copper.
Let us see the recipe Now.
Tava Roasted Sweet Potatoes are good for kids and all the age group people. They are soft, turned crisp at the outer layer and taste yummy.

Things Needed :

Sweet Potatoes : : 2 to 3 ( Medium sized )
Carrot : 1
Onion : 1 ( Optional )
Green chutney : 1/2 Teaspoon
Coriander leaves : 1 Tablespoon
Green chilly : 1
Cooking Oil : 2 Tablespoons
Garam Masala : 1/2 Tsp
Chat Masala : 1/2 Tsp
Salt : As required :
Curd : 1/2 Cup



Method :

1. Wash and scrape out the outer layer and grate carrot and keep it aside.
2. Wash and cut green chilly and coriander leaves. Crush them with little salt. Keep it aside.


3. Remove the outer layer of onion and cut into small pieces.
4. Wash and cook sweet potatoes and remove the outer layer and cut them into small ( according to your wish).
5. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Sprinkle some oil and place the small pieces of sweet potatoes on the pan. Roast them on low flame. Sprinkle some oil on the top.


6. Turn the other side and cook them till they turn golden brown. Sprinkle little salt, garam masala and chat masala and let it fry slowly.


7. Remove them to a plate. Repeat the same with remaining pieces.


Now Plating :

1. Without Onion :
   Take a serving plate and spread some carrots and place roasted sweet potatoes on it.
 Sprinkle some more carrots and crushed green chilly and coriander mixture. Serve.




2. With Onions :

Take a serving plate. Spread carrot gratings. Place sweet potatoes. Add carrot gratings and cut onions. Put crushed coriander - green chilly mixture.  Serve.






3. With Curd : Adding onion is optional. I have not added onions.

Take a plate and spread carrots and place roasted sweet potato pieces.
Add some carrot gratings and coriander leaves - green chilly mixture.
Add curd on the top and serve.




Note : 

Do not over cook sweet potatoes. It does not taste good. Adding more oil and shallow frying sweet potato pieces is optional.
Use of onion is optional. Sprinkle some salt on the top is optional.
Let the spice be minimum. Crushed green chilly and coriander leaves adds to the taste.
Time : 15 Minutes if you already cooked sweet potatoes. To cook sweet potatoes another 5 to 6 minutes and to cool 10 minutes.
Serves : 2 to 3 .

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Simple Sweet Potato Patty

Having an Evening Snack is fun. You feel like having some thing spicy, yummy, quick and healthy snack. Lets try this yummy, easy, quick and simple " Simple Sweet Potato Patty " and Njoy our snack.
Try and Enjoy...


Some time dosa, idli or some street food like pani poori, vada pav. paneer pav baaji, so many lovely dishes arise in front of eyes and starts to dance. I mean you feel like having them.
Here is some thing which is very easy, quick and very very simple patties that can be prepared at home and enjoy eating them.
Here comes SWEET POTATO - WHEAT BREAD PATTY and it is so yummy that one should enjoy after preparing this.
All you need is Sweet Potatoes and Wheat bread with simple spices like garam masala, chilly powder and some cumin seeds.
All I said is to do it quick and gulp it leisurely.
NO Onion OR NO Garlic is added to these " Sweet Potato Patty ".

Ingredients :

Boiled Sweet Potatoes : 2 Medium size
Wheat Bread : 5 to 6 slices.
Salt : As required
Jeera / Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Garam Masala : 1/2 Teaspoon
Chilly Powder : 1/2 Teaspoon
Oil : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Toppings : ( Optional )
Curd : 1 Cup
Onion : 2
Ketch Up

Method :

1. Take a big bowl and add cooked sweet potatoes.  (Better remove the outer layer).
2. Take the bread slices and powder it by hand or make in to pieces. No need to remove the edges.
3. Add garam masala, chilly powder, jeera and salt.
4. Mix all the ingredients nicely. Do not add any water.  Make it as a dough.
5. Divide them in to small portions.
6. Keep a pan on the fire. Heat the pan. Add a teaspoon of oil on the pan.
7. Take small portion of the patty dough and make as a ball shape and press it and give the shape you desired. Square or round or Oval. Prepare at least 4 at time.
8. Place them on the tava and put some oil on it. Let it cook on low flame. Let it cook till it turns golden brown.
9. Turn the other side and cook. You can add little oil while its cooking.


10 Take it out from the pan and serve with the choice of your side dip.


11. Repeat the same and complete all the patties.
12. We had it with cut onions, curd and ketch up as sides or dip.

Note :

Do not over boil sweet potatoes. You can powder bread in mixi jar. No need to dip the patty in rava or bread crumbs. Directly add bread pieces to sweet potatoes while mixing. No need to add any water.
Adding more spice or oil is optional. You can even fry. But it is not healthy. You can also add more spices or spices of your choice.  Remember having mild spice is always good for health. Cooking on low flame helps the patty to be tasty. Use of onions or garlic to patties is optional. I have not added to patties.  Served the onion pieces.
Time : 30 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4
Patties with with Ketchup


Patty served with Curd 

Patties served with curd and onion

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