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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Navratna Korma / Mixed Veg Curry / Side dish for Roti, Naan..!

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Navratna Korma is a rich, creamy gravy, which pairs up excellent with rotis and Naans. It’s a Mughlai recipe and got its name from the nine different ingredients including paneer and nuts used in it. 
Though the recipe sounds lengthy, its actually an easy dish to prepare. This korma tastes super yumm..
with a mild cashew flavor, very similar to that been served at most Indian restaurants.
Try this delicious, authentic and very flavorful creamy Navratan Korma recipe and enjoy the applause from your loved ones..!
·         Vegetables like carrot, peas, capsicum, cauliflower, beans, etc. -  2 cups
·         Onion                       - 2
·         Tomato                    -2
·         Oil                            - 1 tbsp
·         Cumin seeds            - 1 tsp
·         Ginger garlic paste    - 1 tbsp
·         Mint & coriander leaves   -  ½ cup
·         Cashew nuts             - 5 to 7
·         Butter                       - 2 tsp
·         Paneer cubes           - ½ cup
·         Raisins                     - ¼ cup
·         Turmeric pwd            - ¼ tsp
·         Paprika pwd             - ½ tsp
·         Red chilly pwd          - 1 ½ tsp
·         Garam masala pwd   - 1 tsp
·         Coriander pwd          - 1 tsp
·         Fresh cream             - 2 tbsp
·         Salt as required
1.     Chop all the veggies carrot, capsicum, onion, tomato, coriander leaves ready.
2.     Pressure cook carrot, potato, beans and peas for one whistle and keep it aside.
3.     Heat 1 tsp of oil in a frypan.
4.     Add cumin seeds and wait to splutter.
5.     Add sliced onions and saute till light brown.
6.     Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute.
7.     Add cashew nuts and toss good.
8.     Add freshly chopped mint and coriander leaves and saute further for a minute.
9.     Turn off flame and allow the mixture to cool.
10.  Meanwhile heat 1 tsp of butter in pan.
11.  Add the sliced paneer cubes and saute till light golden color.
12.  Drain and keep aside.
13.  Add raisins to the same pan and roast it to golden. Set it aside.
14.  Add sliced capsicum and saute for a minute and keep aside.
15.  Now add the onion mixture to the blender and mash it to smooth paste by adding little water.
16.  To the same pan, add sliced cauliflower and ½ cup of hot water.
17.  Cover and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
18.  Now add the onion paste and mix well.
19.  Add the cooked veggies and combine.
20.  Add the sliced tomatoes to blender and blend it to puree.
21.  Add the tomato puree to the pan and stir well.
22.  Its time to add the masala spices. Add turmeric pwd, paprika pwd, kashmiri red chilly pwd, garam masala pwd, salt and coriander pwd.
23.  Add ½ cup of water and cook covered for 5 mins in medium flame.
24.  Mix well.
25.  Add fresh cream and stir. Add the golden roasted raisins, paneer and capsicum.

26.  Yupp..! Healthy & delicious Navratan Korma is ready.
27.  It pairs up excellent with roti, chapatti, puri, paratha or even with rice.
28.  We enjoyed this yummy korma for dinner with hot tandoori rotis.
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Egg Fried Rice - Restaurant Style Fried Rice Recipe / Quick & Easy Fried Rice Recipe

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Egg Fried Rice is a classic Indo-Chinese dish made with lots of veggies & scrambled eggs. Its absolutely most adorable by kids & adults coz of its colour & tempting aroma.  
It can be prepared in a jiffy and has a special place in my home. Also this easy meal is a great way to use up left over rice..& vegetables.
Try this quick & easy recipe which can surely make your dining table more appealing & attractive..!
·       Basmati rice / long grained rice - 1 ½  cup
·       Pepper pwd              - ½ tsp
·       Eggs                        - 3
·       Grated ginger & garlic           - 1 tbsp
·       Onion                       - 1
·       Chopped carrot, capsicum, cabbage  - 1 cup
·       (you can use any veggies like French beans, celery, peas, spring onions, cauliflower, etc)
·       Green chilly              - 1
·       Vinegar                    - 1 tsp
·       Chilly paste              - 1 tsp
·       Soya sauce              - 2 tsp
·       White pepper pwd     - 1 tsp
·       Salt to taste
·       Fresh coriander leaves
1.         Wash and soak basmati rice in water for 20 mins.
2.         Drain the water and cook the basmati rice by adding ½ cup of water and 1 tsp of oil.
3.         Spread the cooked basmati rice in a wide bowl and allow to cool.
       Chop all the veggies and keep ready.
4.         Add salt and pepper pwd to a small mixing bowl.
5.         Add 2 tsp of water and mix well.
6.         Beat the eggs and pour into the bowl.
7.         Whisk well until it is mixed.
8.         Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan.
9.         Add the egg mixture and keep tossing until is scrambled.

10.       Keep the scrambled eggs aside.
11.       Now heat 1 tbsp of oil in the same pan.
12.       Add grated ginger and garlic and saute for a minute. Add onions and toss well.
13.       Add finely chopped veggies, salt and toss further for 2 minutes in medium flame.
14.       Add vinegar, chilly paste, soya sauce and white pepper pwd.
15.       Mix well.
16.       Add cooked basmati rice.
17.       Add scrambled eggs.
18.       Fluff gently. Take care not to break the rice grains.
19.       Sprinkle freshly chopped coriander leaves and turn off the flame.
20.      That's it!! Delicious restaurant style Egg fried rice is ready. It tastes great as a meal on its own.
21.       We had it with spicy chole masala.
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Paneer Sandwich - Grilled Paneer Sandwich Recipe / Easy Sandwich Recipes:

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Here comes the healthy and filling sandwich recipe as along with paneer & veggies that are flavored with aromatic spices. This is a yummy and nutritious snack that can be prepared within 10 minutes & excellent for breakfast, brunch or school lunch boxes.
This delicious sandwich is rich in calcium & protein. My kid loves to have it for breakfast with a glass of milkshake and that is just perfect to have a quick and satiating...breakfast to fill in tummy.

Try this Paneer grilled sandwich recipe at your home & enjoy..!
·         Whole grain bread slices       - 6
·         Paneer shredded                  -1 cup
·         Cumin pwd                           - ½ tsp
·         Ginger paste                         - ½ tsp
·         Chopped tomatoes               - 4 tsp
·         Pepper pwd                          - ½ tsp
·         Chat masala pwd                  - ½ tsp
·         Lemon juice                          - 1 tsp
·         Chopped coriander leaves     - 4 to 5 tsp
·         Butter                                   - 2 to 3 tsp
·         Salt to taste
1.     Grate cottage cheese / paneer to fine shreds in a mixing bowl.
2.     Add cumin pwd, ginger paste, chopped onions, pepper pwd, chat masala pwd and salt.
3.     Add lemon juice, chopped tomatoes and finely chopped fresh coriander leaves.
4.     Mix well to soft dough consistency.
5.     Take the whole grain bread or white bread slices.
6.     Spread the paneer mixture over the bread evenly.

7.     Cover it up another bread.
8.     Butter the top side of the bread.
9.     Repeat the same for all the slices.
10.  Heat the sandwich maker.  ( also you can roast the sandwich over hot tawa or dosa girdle)
11.  Once it is hot, place the sandwich over the side which we applied butter gently on the sandwich maker.
12.  Apply some butter on the top also.
13.  Close the sandwich maker and grill it until it is golden brown and crisp on both sides.

14.  Once it is done, slice it to pieces.
15.  Healthy & lipsmacking Grilled Paneer Sandwich is ready.
16.  Kids love this colorful yumm sandwich and it makes an ideal lunch box dish.
17.  It pairs up excellent with mint chutney, tomato ketchup or any dip of your choice.
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