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Thursday, October 10, 2013

GoLi baje | All purpose flour pakoda ..





Servings : 2
Cooking level : easy

Ingredients :

All purpose flour : 1 cup
Butter milk : 1/8 cup
Finely chopped ginger : 1/2 tea spoon
Finely chopped curry leaves : 1/2 tea spoon
Finely chopped green chilli : 1/4 tea spoon
Finely chopped cilantro : 1 tea spoon
Shredded coconut : 2 table spoon
Sugar : 1/2 tea spoon
Salt : 1/8 tea spoon
Baking powder : 1/8 tea spoon
Water : 2 table spoon
Vegetable oil : 1/2 tea spoon

For deep frying :

Vegetable oil : 2 cups

Method :

* In a bowl mix all the ingredients (except vegetable oil(deep frying)), Make a soft dough and transfer it to a container and place it in a warm place for about 30 to 40 minutes.

* Heat vegetable oil in a wok, using spoon drop goLi baje batter into hot oil and fry until it turn golden color.

* Serve HOT.




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I Served goLi baje with Beaten coffee.
(Click on this youtube video for the recipe)


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Paalak Paneer (Desi Restaurant Version) | Spinach & Cottage Cheese Curry ..





Serving : 3
Spice level : Mild
Cooking level : Easy
Preparation time : 5 minutes
Cooking time : 15 minutes


Ingredients :

Cubed cottage cheese : 1/4 cup
Chopped spinach : 3 cups
Fresh cream : 1/4 cup
Milk : 1/4 cup (Adjust accordingly)
Finely chopped onion : 1/8 cup
Finely chopped tomato : 1/8 cup
Finely chopped green chilli : 1/2 tea spoon (Adjust accordingly)
Salt : 1/4 tea spoon (Adjust accordingly)
Sugar : 1/8 tea spoon
Fresh lemon juice : 1/4 tea spoon
Finely chopped cilantro : 1 table spoon
Cumin powder : 1/2 tea spoon
Coriander powder : 1/2 tea spoon
Garam masala powder : 1/8 tea spoon
Butter : 1 table spoon
Cumin seeds : 1/8 tea spoon
Ginger - Garlic paste : 1/2 tea spoon
Turmeric powder : 1/8 tea spoon

Method :

* In a medium flame melt butter in a nonstick pan, add in cumin seeds and fry for 15 to 20 seconds. Add in ginger garlic paste and saute until the raw smell goes off.

* Add in onion,turmeric powder,green chilli and salt. Saute until onion become tender.

* Add in tomato,cumin powder,coriander powder and sugar. Mix it well and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

* Now add in the spinach and fry until it gets cooked and mixed well with masala. (This takes around 2 minutes)

* Add in cream and milk (add more milk if need little thinner gravy or less for a thick gravy) and cook for 2 minutes.

* Add garam masala and cottage cheese to this mixture and cook for 2 minutes.

* Add in the cilantro and lemon juice and switch off the flame.
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Serving Options :

* You can serve this curry with Garlic Rice , Methi Pulao , Vegetable Fried Rice , White Palav , Spinach Rice .

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Also you can serve this curry with Naan.







Monday, October 7, 2013

Garlic Rice ..



Ing :

Butter : 1 table spoon
Vegetable oil : 1/2 table spoon
Cumin seeds : 1/4 tea spoon
Salt : 1/8 tea spoon (adjust accordingly)
Finely chopped garlic : 1/2 tea spoon
Finely chopped cilantro : 1 tea spoon
Raisins : 10 to 12 no.s
Fresh lemon juice : 2 drops

Cooked Basmati rice(at room temperature) : 2 cups

Method :

* In a nonstick pan heat butter along with vegetable oil, once the butter melts completely add in cumin seeds and saute for 20 seconds.

* Now add in the garlic and roast until you get a good aroma. (it takes approximately 40 to 60 seconds)

* Switch off the flame and add in cilantro,raisins,lemon juice and salt.

* Take out the nonstick pan from stove, add in basmati rice and mix it carefully using fork.

* Serve HOT with any Curry..
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Some Curry options :

Aloo Palak (Potato & Spinach curry)