Saturday, 29 March 2014

Paneer Koliwada (Cottage Cheese Fritters)

Recipe of paneer koliwada
300 gms paneer (Indian cottage cheese)
2 tbsp curd (yogurt)
1/2 cup besan (chickpea flour/gram flour)
Salt to taste
2 tsp ginger paste
1 tbsp lemon juice
3/4 tsp red chilli powder (cyenne pepper)
1/2 tsp cumin powder
chaat masala- as needed
Oil to deep fry
1. Cut paneer lengthwise into thin strips.
2. Add curd, red chilli powder, cumin powder, ginger paste and lemon juice to besan to form thick
batter. Add little water if needed.
3. Mix paneer strips in besan batter and leave it for 1/2 an hour.
4. Heat oil in a kadhai and deep fry paneer pieces till crisp. Drain.
5. Sprinkle chaat masala over paneer koliwada and serve hot.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Matar ki Kheer (Green Pea Pudding)

Matar ki kheer is an unusual dessert but very tasty. Cook this kheer for your loved ones and let them be surprised!
Recipe of matar ki kheer
1 cup shelled green peas (matar)
4-5 tbsp sugar
2-3 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
1 1/4 liter milk
1/2 tsp green cardamom powder
1 tbsp sliced pistachios (pista)
1. Boil matar for 5 minutes. Put matar in cold water so that it cools down. Drain.
2. Grind matar to a fine paste.
3. Heat ghee in a thick bottomed pan and saute green pea paste for a few minutes. Set aside.
4. Boil milk and add cooked matar paste to it. Let it come to boil.
5. Cook on a low heat for 15-20 minutes.
6. Add sugar, cardamom powder and sliced pistachios to kheer. Cook stirring continuously, on a low heat for 8-9 minutes. Turn off the heat. Let it cool down, refrigerate and serve matar ki kheer cold.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Jhaal Muri Recipe (Spicy Puffed Rice)

jhaal muri
Jhaal muri is a famous East Indian street food which is easy to put together and makes a delicious any time snack. Your muri or puffed rice should be crisp and if it is not, dry roast it in a kadhai till crisp.
3 cups puffed rice (muri/moodi/murmura/mamra)
1 boiled potato- diced
1 tomato- diced finely
1 onion- chopped finely
1 green chilly- chopped fine
2 tbsp roasted peanuts
2 tsp lemon juice
Kala namak (black salt) - to taste
1/4 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp amchur powder
1 tbsp mustard oil (cooked till smoking point, then cooled)
1. Combine all the above ingredients and give it a good mix. Serve jhaal muri immediately.