Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Palak Paneer

Fried paneer 400 gms
Paalak 2 lbs
jeera 1/2 tsp
Dhaniya powder 1/2 tsp
red chilli powder 1/2 tsp
garam masala 1/2 tsp

For paste no 1,
onion, 1 small
tomato, 2 medium
ginger 1" pc
garlic 3 cloves
cilantro 10 sprigs
cinnamon 1/2" pc
cloves 4
green chillies 6

For paste no 2,
boiled and cooled paalak

Heat oil, roast jeera add chilli powder, dhaniya powder,garam masala and paste no 1. Fry the paste for 10-15 mins.Add paste no 2 and fried paneer, salt and cover and cook for another 5 mins.

Shrimp Masala

Another shrimp dish, aka kalwan, great with rice.... my style sungta randai .
Shrimp 2 lbs
onion 1, finely chopped
ginger garlic paste 1tsp
red chili powder 1 1/2 tsp
turmeric 1 tsp
tamarind 1/2 tsp
green chillies, 2 slit

for the green masala
coriander leaves- 10 stems
coconut 1/2 cup
green chillies 4

Heat oil in pan and add onions, and green chillies .saute till it it softens.Add ginger-garlic paste, turmeric, red chilli powder and saute the mixture well.. Add the masala, shrimp, tamarind paste and salt. Cook till the shrimp till done.

Another variation to this...By RAKHI SHANBHAGH
All remains the same, except the masala
red chilli

Bisibele Baath

This recipe is from my cousin sis, Shaila akka, who is an awesome cook. Most of her cooking is by guessing the amount of ingredients and the food I ate made by her has always tasted awesome to it sungata pannaupkari, pathrodo or bisibele baath. During her visit here in spring last yr, for Mayank's b'day she made a big batch of this for us and all of us relished and ate it like there's no tomorrow.
Pics of the awesomeness to be posted soon!

For the masala
Coriander seeds- 3 tsp
jeera -2 tsp
chana dal-2 tsp
urad dal 2 tsp
cinn 1"
till 2tsp
garlic 6
coconut 2 tbsp
curry leaves
green ch 3
red chh 10-12
methi 15
pepper 1/2 tsp
clove 2
ginger 1"pc
roast all of the above with a little oil
(I roasted all the ingredients together)
grind with the 4 ingredients below
1.tamarind paste 2 tsp
2.coriander leaves- about 25 stems.
3.turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
4.hing 1/2 tsp

For the seasoning
onions 2, chopped
tomato 2, chopped in big chunks
garlic 2 crushed
mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
urad dal 1/2 tsp
jeera 1/2 tsp
curry leaves 2 sprigs
red chillies 4, broken
cashew nuts and raisins about 10 each

Mixed vegetables about 3 cups- beans, carrots, cauliflower,potato, peas.
Basmati rice 2 cups
tuvar dal 1 cup
water to cook the above- 8 cups

Have the ground masala, vegetables, rice and tuvar dal ready.
In a pressure cooker heat 4 tbsp ghee, add all the ingredients for seasoning and saute. Add rice,dal,vegetables, ground masala, water and salt. cook till rice is done, which should take about 30 mins. Serve with ghee.

Appey / Appo

Appe/ appo...Call it anyway u want it, it is a sure hit among the kids.
It can be made with plain dosa batter, add chopped green chillie,onion and ginger for a spicy appo, offering for neivedyam made out of wheat,coconut, jaggery and elaichi and also with the surnoli batter......anyway u make is happily savoured by all.
Here, I made mine with musti polo batter.