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Friday, 23 October 2009

Saag Paneer

Saag paneer is one of the famous dish in all Indian Takeway. Its almost a fav dish of many. It is a very simple dish is cook, when you have all Ingridents handy. Here is the recipe just for you.

Ingredients :

Saag : 2 bunch
Paneer : 250 grms ( Cut into cubes)
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Garlic : 2 ( Crushed)
Ginger and garlic paste : 2 tsp
Big Onions : 1 ( medium size) ( Chopped finely)
Green chilly : 1 ( Sliced lenth wise)
Tomato : 1 ( Chopped finely)
Chilly powder : 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala : 1 tsp
Salt : To taste
Oil : To fry ( 2 -3 tsp)
Yogurt : 3 tsp
Water : !/4 cup

Preparation :

* First clean the saag leaves, and cut the bottom stem.

* Chop the leaves and keep it in a vessel, with very less water and cook for few mins. * Cover the vessel and cook. The saag leaves will shrink and at becomes soft. At this time, take out squeece the water from it firmly pressing it with your hands. Try to take out as much as water as possible. * Now take a pan, add oil and add the mustard seeds.
* Then add the crushed garlic and green chilly and fry for few mins. * Then add the chopped onions and fry till golden brown.
* Now add the ginger and garlic paste, and fry till the raw smell disappears.

* Then add the chopped tomato and fry till they are soft.
* Now add the chilly powder, garam masala and salt. * Then add the cooked saag leaves to the pan and mix well.
* Then take 1/4 water and add the yogurt and beat well. Add this mixture to it.
* Finally add the chopped paneer pieces to it. Mix everrything well, and cook for another 3 - 5 mins. Hmmmmmmm the yummy saag paneer is ready to e served. You could make it dry of little bit greasy. Well, have your way. It would really taste great anyway. It goes very well with plain rice or any Indian bread like Naan, capathi, Roti etc. ENJOY....

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Chilli Chicken

Hi friends, Here is the recipe for chilli chicken with step by step pictures. One of the visitor named Mrs Hema Balakrishnan, got married recently and moved to Florida asked me for the recipe with step by step images. Well, she also mentioned she is very new to the cooking. Well Hema , i would love to wish you a happy married life, and also would like to say, that i was also the same when i got married.....but now i learnt cooking is such a fun and easy task when we know what we are up to. Friends, my first recipe on spice-india was chilli chicken, but i did not start it with step by step pictures. So here i am glad to re post my first fav recipe with step by step instruction and pictures. I am really happy and glad to see people posting me and asking for recipes. Well, here is the recipe just for you..........

Ingredients :

Chicken - 500grm ( Skinless and boneless. Chop into small pieces)
Corn flour - 10 tsp
Plain flour - 10 tsp
ginger - very small ( skin out, and chop into very small pieces...because we are going to use it directly to our recipe without grinding)
Garlic - 4 piece ( Chopped into small pieces)
Onion - 1 ( Chopped into length wise)
Green chilly - 3 ( Chopped length wise)
Cornflour paste - 1/4 cup ( Add 2 tsp corn flour with 1/4 cup of water and mix well)
water - 1/4 tsp
Ajinomoto - a pinch
Salt - To taste
Food colouring - orange ( 2 pinch)
Oil - To fry
Viniger - 1 tsp
Soya sauce - 1/2 tsp
Green Capsicum - 1/2 ( Chopped into small squares)

Preparation :

* First take the chicken , clean it and skinout. Chop it into small pieces.
* Then add the cornflour and plain flour to it and mix well, sprinkling some water. Make sure you marinate it generously.
* Then heat oil in a pan, and fry the chicken ( Remember - There is no need to add salt , you could marinate and fry it immedietly)

* Keep the fried chicken aside. If you are very concern about the oil, then place it on a plate with few tissues on it. * Now take a pan, add 3 -5 tsp of oil. Then add the chopped ginger and garlic and fry till the raw smell disappears.

* Then add the chopped onion and fry till golden brown. * Add the green chillies and the capsicums and fry till the capsicums are soft
* Then add 1/4 cup of water and 1 tsp of viniger and allow it to boil for 5 mins.
* Then add the soya sauce, ajinomoto and cook for 2 more mins.
* Now add the corn flour water to it and allow it to boil for another 3 - 5 mins. You can see the sauce to thinken. * Now add the food colour and salt and mix well. Now the sauce is ready and when it starts to boil, the chicken is ready to be added.
* So what are you waiting for , add the chicken.
* Mix well. Check for the salt.

Hmmmmm the yummy chilli chicken is ready to be served...........make sure you reserve yours...hmmmmm yummmmmmm........

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Pav Bhaji

Hi friends, i know i am bit late this time too to post the recipe. But i do have a valid reason, for which you should really forgive me. Well , its all because of my little princess Trisa's 3rd birthday party. The party went very well. All our friends and kutti's really had great time. Just can't belive that she is 3. Time runs so fast. Think i have a valid reason for my delay. Well no more delay, here is the recipe of Pav Bhaji. Pav bhaji is one of the fav dish of many. Pav means the bun, and Bhaji means "The mixed vegetables flavoured with spices" which makes any one feel hungry and grab their piece. Well, you can have it has a snack or even few like to have it for dinner. Just have it your way, and is the recipe just for you....

Ingredients :
Bun ( Pav ) - 6 - 7 or even more.
Big Onion - 2 ( medium size ) ( Chopped finely)
Tomatoes - 2 ( chopped)
Potato - 1-2
Carrots - 1 ( Peeled and chopped)
Cabbage - 1/2 cup ( Chopped)
Cauliflower - 1/2 cup ( Chopped)
Green peas - 1/4 cup ( If you are using frozen then you can use it directly)
Butter - 5 tsp
Ginger and garlic paste - 2 tsp
pav bhaji masala - 2 tsp
turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves- 2 tsp ( Chopped)
Salt - To taste

Preparation :

* First take the potato and steam cook ( Then peel and mash it ) . Keep it aside.
* Then take a vessel add the carrots, peas ( If you are using fresh peas), cauliflower, cabbage together, add water and steam cook it. ( mash it roughtly) . Do not make it into paste, but mash well.
* Now take a pan, add oil and add the chopped onions and fry till golden brown. * Then add the ginger and garlic paste, pav bhaji masala and turmeric powder, mix well and fry for new more mins. ( If you could not get pav bhaji masala, but still wish to do it, then add the instead add red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala....but remember do this if you really could not get pav bhaji masala at you place. It may not taste as pav bhaji masala, but could really do a good alternative) * Add the tomatoes and fry for few mins.
* Now add the mashed potatoes and the vegetables to the onion.( If you are using the frozen peas, then add it now along with the mashed vegetables) * Mix well, add 1 tsp of butter and salt to taste and mix well, and cook for 5 mins.
* Now the bhaji is ready add the chopped coriander leaves, and keep it aside in a bowl.
* Then cut all the pav( Bun) into two (horizondally). * Take another flat pan heat it and add 1 tsp butter , and now rub the buns not more than 1/2 mins. ( This is just to make the surface crisp). * Do the same for all the buns that are cut. ( Rub to the side which is cut).
* Now apply a thin layer of the bhaji to the crispy part of the bun and place the other piece to the top.
Hmmmmmm...............ENJOY yours......