Friday, October 14, 2011






Thai Chicken Curry

Ingredients for

Thai red chicken curry (for four people):

1 lb chicken skinless, boneless chicken (in bite sized pieces)
1 cup Coconut milk
redcapsicum 1
turmeric 1/2 tsp
corainder pwd 1/2 tsp
chilli pwd 1/2 tsp opt....u can use chillipaste

For paste
shallots   4
ginger  small piece
garlic   3
lemon grass 1
soyasauce 1tsp
chilli paste  1/2 tsp
tomato..1

make a paste of the above..

Handful of Thai Sweet Basil
2  Red Chillies
lime to decorate



Cooking Time: 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Method:

Cut the chicken up into small bite size pieces .Heat a pan add oil and the paste fry well until raw smell goes...add the  1/2 cup coconut milk n chicken salt   add turmeric n corainder pwd..

Add the remaining coconut milk. Season with  and salt and bring back to a boil.add red capsicum n boil until they cook..

Garnish with Thai basil and chopped Thai red chilli. Serve with lots of fragrant Thai jasmine rice.



yummo!!!!..

Note   ;  I love Thai food...so gave it a try...n tasted gud..

u can reduce amt of coconut milk as u require thin or thick...

can add any veges   beans..snowpeas  brnjal babycorn..n make  a vege thai curry instead..

i didnt use fish sauce as i dont take seafood..if u have can use it..



Enjoy





umita

Wednesday, October 12, 2011































Paneer Kofta
Ingredients:

Kofta:
1 cup boiled mash potatoes
1/2 cup mash paneer
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 small finally chopped green chili
Raisins few
1/2 tsp turmeric

for coating corn flour

Oil to fry

Gravy:

2 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon cumin seed (jeera)
2 medium tomatoes
1 tablespoon shredded ginger (adrak)
1 green chili
1/2 teaspoon turmeric (haldi)
1/4 teaspoon red chili powder
1/4 cup sour cream or fresh cream
1/2 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
1/4 teaspoon garam masala
2 tablespoon minced cilantro (hara dhania)
2 cardamon
small piece cinnamon
almonds.. few

Method

Kofta

Mix all the ingredients together for kofta, Make them in round balls.coat dry corn flour n deep fry in oil...fill the raisins in between..

Gravy

Blend the tomatoes, green chilies and ginger to make a puree.add cardamon, cinnamon.

Heat the oil in a saucepan. add cumin seed to the oil;
Add the tomato puree, turmeric, red chili powder and cook for about 4 minutes on medium heat.

Add cream Add the garam masala, salt and cilantro. Let it cook for another minute.

Add koftas as soon it comes to boil turn off the heat.

Note: Kodta added when ready to serve...orelse will soak all the gravy//

Enjoy with Basmati Rice or chappati





umita

Saturday, October 1, 2011







REdkidney bean (RAjma)RAjma n cumin Rice...REdkidney bean

1 cups Rajma ( Red kidney beans)
Salt To taste
1 Pinch Turmeric powder
1 Onions, chopped
3 Garlic cloves, chopped
1 inch Ginger, chopped
3 Green chillies, chopped
3 Tomatoes, chopped
1/2 tsp Corainder powder
1 tsp Red chilli powder
1/2 tsp Garam masala
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
2 tbsp Oil
Handful Corainder leaves


Preparation:

Soak rajma overnight. Wash and pressure cook the rajma with turmeric n salt.. Keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan, add  cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds ,ginger, garlic and chillies. Fry until they turn brown.Add onions and tomatoes.
Add salt, turmeric powder and mix well.
Add the boiled rajma, red chilli powder, corainder powder, garam masala and stir.Simmer the flame and cook until a thick gravy is formed.
Remove from fire. Garnish rajma with corainder leaves and serve hot with chapatis or Cumin rice...

Enjoy!!!!!







Punjabi pakoda kadhi..

Method

Pakoda

1 cup Gram flour

1 Chopped onion

1 tsp greenchilli
oil for frying pakoda
Salt As per taste

Kadhi
1 cup Curd (yogurt)

1/4 cup Gram flour

2 no. Dry red chili whole

1 tsp Turmeric powder.

A pinch Asafetida

1 tsp Fenugreek seeds.

!/1 tsp mustard seeds


2 tbsp Oil.

Mix all pakora ingredients except oil and add about ½ cup of water. Mix well.

Heat oil in a Kadhai and deep fry vegetable and gram flour mixture after making into small balls. Fry till pakoras are golden brownBeat Curd/Yogurt and mix gram flour in it. Blend thoroughly so as to ensure that there are no lumps. Add turmeric powder, salt and 3 cups of water.
Heat oil in a Kadhai. Add mustard,fenugreek seeds and dry red chili curry leaf. . Bring it to a boil and simmer on a slow fire for about 15 minutes. Stir occasionally.
Add fried pakoras and again simmer the punjabi kadi for about 5 minutes.
Serve punjabi kadhi hot with steamed rice. or jeera rice..


Enjoy!!!


umita






Indo chinese chilly paneer//

50 gms Paneer
2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Garlic minced
1 Chopped Onions into cubes
1 Red capsicum cut into cubes..or green capsicum
1 tbsp Soya Sauce
1/4 tsp Ajinomoto
1 tsp or more REd chilly paste..

Method chilly paneer:

Cut the paner into cubes.Heat a pan add garlic, onions capsicum n cook until soft.. salt, soya sauce, , ajinomoto and the fried paneer cubes. then add redchilly pasteMix well, and garnish the chilli paneer with finely cut spring onions and coriander.

you can deep fry paneer in a cornflour egg batter if u want more authentic recipe..

this version is not deep fried paneer.

serve with chinese noodles..

yummo/

umita





VEge cutlet

Potatoes(medium) - 2 nos
Beans - 5 - 6 nos
Carrot - 1 no
Beetroot(small) - 1 no (optional)
onion 1 small diced
ginger garlic paste 1/2 tsp
Corn flour - 2 tbsp or egg one no...i used egg..
Oil - 1 tbsp
Red chilly powder - As reqd
Salt - As reqd
garam masala
Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup opt..i didnt use this time..
(finely chopped)
RAva ..or bread crumbs

Preparation Vegetable Cutlet Recipe

Cook veges in a pressure cooker.Mash them lightly.Heat a pan add onion , gingergarlic paste n saute ..add the cooked veges..Add all the other ingredients and mix well.

Shape as desired into medium sized cutlets.
dip in egg n coat wiht RAva or bread crumbs n shallow fry in oil...


:- It may take 20 - 30 mins.

:- Serve hot with chutney or ketchup.


yummo!!!!

serve as a chaat with onion tomato corainder chutney n maggie hot spicy sauce n corainder lf..n sev .




umita




Angel fruit cake with fruit cream

Ingredients

1 (10 inch) angel food cake or any readymade sponge cake..or can bake cake at home
1 (8ounce)container frozen Whippeed cream lite
Apple 1
banana 1
1/2 cup grapes..
1/2 cup dole cut fresh fruit..
Cranberry few to decorate
oreo crumbled to decorate..

Directions

Cut the cake n arrange one layer dish.
Fold in whipped topping with the fresh fruits..spread the whipped cream mixture over the cake.make layer forming cream n cake...
top with cranberrys n oreo .. Chill until serving.




Enjoy!!

umita



potato cutlets  Aloo Tikki


Potato Cutlets/AlooTikki/

Ingredients:

White potatoes – 4, large
Black pepper – to taste
Cilantro – 2, tbsp, finely chopped
Salt – to taste

Method:

Wash the potatoes keep in microwave for 5 mins . Drain, peel and mash them with coarsely using a fork while they are still hot. Once they are cool enough to handle but still warm, add black pepper powder and salt to taste and mix well.Shape them into patties, heat a pan add oil n shallow fry n serve with cholle as a chaat with onions n sev n onions..


Enjoy!!!




umita