Saturday, February 8

Butter Paneer Masala..

Now I understand why new mom's are so exhausted and tired every time... Before 2 weeks my life was so different and now my life is so exciting and busy. I use to finish my household work in the morning and then jump on blog and facebook for whole day till my hubby comes homes.. Now from the time I woke up and till I sleep I'm so busy with my little girl and I don't even have time to check my mails, Facebook nor write blog.. Actually this is what I wanted all this time and now its here... I got some time today and thought to do quick post about my recipe.

Butter Paneer Masala.. This is one of the most famous paneer dish which is served in almost all the Indian restaurant. I had made this dish when I was pregnant keeping this in my mind that I wount be getting time to do anything thing atleast for a month so I had cooked few dishes and draft them and this is the best time to clear off my all draft posts..

250gms paneer cubes
4tbsp butter
1 big onion, 2 green chilli (finely chopped)
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1cup tomato puree
1 tbsp chilli powder, 1/2tsp turmeric, 1tsp coriander powder, 1tsp garam masala
1/2cup fresh cream
1tbsp kasuri meethi
Salt to taste.

Cooking Method.
Heat 1tbsp butter in a pan, add the paneer and saute till it turns to golden brown in colour.
Remove from the flame and keep aside.
Heat the remaining butter in the same pan, add the onion, green chilli and ginger-garlic paste, mix well and saute for 5 minutes on medium flame.
Add the chilli powder, garam masala, turmeric, coriander, salt and tomato puree, mix and cook for 5 minutes.

Add the paneer and 1/4cup of water and simmer for 4 to 5minutes minutes.
Then add the cream and simmer futher for 2 minutes. Sprinkle the kasuri meethis from top.
Garnished with coriander and Serve hot with Naan, Roti or Jeera Rice..

Friday, January 17

Punjabi Cholle Masala..

Punjabi Cholle Masala.. I have waited for another week to start my holidays but I don't think so that's going to happen soon and now I have stopped waiting and left it to the right time.. In all these days I have learnt one lesson that what ever has to happen it will happen in it's own date and time specially what is not there in my hands... After a week I could not control myself for blogging so I am putting my holidays plan on side for time being and starting to blog again... Feeling so good to be back...

250gram Cholle (Kabuli Chana) 
2 medium onion, 2 green chilli, 2 medium tomato (finely chopped)
1tsp red chilly powder, 1tsp turmeric,
1tsp coriander powder, 1tsp garam masala
2tsp punjabi cholle masala
1tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 big black cardamom, 1 cinnamon stick 
1tsp cumin seeds, 1 bay leaves
Oil and salt to taste.

Cooking Method.
Soak the cholle over night.
Boil cholle with cardamom, cinnamon stick, salt and 2cup of water in pressure cooker (for about 3 to 4 whistle).
After cholle is boiled, take them out with the water and set it aside. In a same pressure cooker, add oil, cumin and bay leave, when they start spluttering, add chopped onion and green chilli and fry to golden brown.

Then add all the masala powder and ginger garlic paste and fry for another 2 to 3minutes. Add the chopped tomatos and cook till the tomatoes are fully smash and oil starts floating on top.
Now add boiled cholle along with the water and adjust the seasoning. Cover the lid and cook for another 3 whistle (1 in high and 2 in low).

Garnish with chopped Coriander
Serve hot with Poori, Roti or Jeera Rice.

Friday, January 10

Nippattu.. A Spicy And Crunchy Snacks.

I think now this is the right time for me to take few days break from my blogging. As I have a very special thing to do in my life and which is going to change my life forever... I know you all must be thinking what it is. But I'm not going to disclose it now, you all will know very soon, even I'm also waiting desperately to give this news.. Every morning I get up by thinking that from today my holiday will start but it is getting postponed everytime, so I decided what ever happens, from today only my holiday is going to start... Now enough of this hiding business lets come to recipe :)

Nippattu.. This is one of the very famous snacks in South Indian, in every kannadiga families this is must on Ganesh festival. This was there in my to do list from ages and kept delaying to cook and as you all know tomorrow never comes, so I have given a small suggestion to myself that if I have to cook something I should cook it on the same day and never put it on my TO DO LIST. You can serve them with tea or a coffee and they even make very good time pass snacks while travelling..

1/2 cup rice flour
1 tbsp all purpose flour
1 tbsp fine sooji (rava)
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
10 curry leaves (finely chopped)
1tsp red chilli flakes
2 tbsp dry roasted peanuts
2 tbsp soak channa dal
Salt to taste
2 tsp oil
Water as req to make stif dough
Oil for deep frying.

Cooking Method.
Prepare the mixture by adding rice flour, all purpose flour, chilli powder, sooji, asafoetida, peanuts, channa dal, curry leaves, chilli flakes and salt. Mix all together nicely.
Heat 2tsp oil and add it to the above mixture of flour and nuts. Keep aside for 2 to 3 minutes.
Then, add water little by little to make it a medium density dough.
Divide the dough into 12 or 24 pieces to make the Nippatu.
In a deep frying pan. Heat the oil on a medium heat.

Take the dough, make it into a small ball, then press it onto your palm to make a circle or you can also roll it on parchment paper (make sure you have greased the parchment paper first).
Once the oil is hot enough (check by adding a little dough to the oil, the dough has to come up immediately), add the flattened (Nippatu), one by one.
Fry it until it turns golden brown color on both sides.
Nippattu is ready.
Store them in a airtight container and Serve with hot cup of tea or coffee.

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