Wednesday, March 26, 2014

PINEAPPLE MENASKA

Pineapples is undoubtedly my fav fruit. This is one of my unique dish I have ever tasted. 'Pineapple menaska'  its one of the simplest and flavourful dish with the combination of spicy, sweet and tangy in taste. I have also noticed that in karnataka, it is served during  family get together or at wedding ceremony too. U must be all waiting for the ingredients so heres it is



INGREDIENTS

1 cup Cubed pineapple pieces.

1/4 Cup Coconut grated.

3 Cube of Jaggery. Or as per ur sweetness.

4 Kashmiri red chillies.

1/2 tsp Coriander seeds.

2 tsp Urad dal.

1/2 tsp Sesame seeds.

1 tsp Tamarind extract.

1 tsp Oil.

Salt to taste.

Water as needed.

FOR SEASONING.

1 tbsp Oil.

1 tsp Mustard seeds.

Few curry leaves.

METHOD.

Heat 1 tsp oil of pan. Roast red chilly, sesame seeds, urad dal and coriander seeds separately and grind all together with grated coconut and keep it side.

Boil chopped pineapple pieces with salt and water. When it gets cooked up, add the grounded masala and jaggery and make it a boil adding tamarind extract too. Add water according to ur consistency. Remove and serve them into a bowl. Season them with mustard and curry leaves
on top and serve hot hot.

ENJOY!!

Friday, March 21, 2014

WHOLE WHEAT LADOO

Wheat flour ladoo or Churma ladoo is a simple and popular traditional Maharasttian recipe. Its very easy and healthy for kids as I have added jaggery instead of sugar. Its the first time I tried these laddoo using whole wheat instead of ready made flour which turned out yum and were gone in a day :) So guys, go head and give this a shot for sure.


INGREDIENTS

1 Cup Powdered Atta.

1/2 Cup Grated Coconut.

3 Cube of Grated Jaggery.

1/4 Cup Chopped Dry fruits.

Ghee as needed.

Pinch of elachi pd.


METHOD.

Dry roast whole wheat and powder them. Heat a pan. Add 1 tsp of ghee and fry the chopped nuts till they turn crispy. Mix coconut and jaggery together and keep it aside.  Now in a big bowl, drop the powdered atta and add coconut jaggery mixture, crispy nuts , cardamom pd and a tbsp of ghee. Mix it well. No need to add water because there will be moisture in coconut jaggery mix. If its more, then adjust adding atta powder into it. Make round stiff balls.

Enjoy!!

Monday, March 3, 2014

GRILLED PANEER TIKKA

Paneer tikka are very popular North Indian snack served along with mint chutney. It tastes fab when paneer are cooked in tandoor. We can feel the smoky flavour on our each bite. Hence I don't have tandoor nor the oven I taught of making it on my grilled pan :) Here the chunks of paneer and the veggies are marinated into the spicy masala and then it is grilled with a sprinkle of chaat masala. Sounds heavenly right? ;)

This is the fantastic and a wonderful recipe where both adults and kids just adore. Instead of paneer same preparation can be done with Mushrooms, Gobi and even Potaotes..

 Do try this :)


INGREDIENTS

500 Grams Paneer.

1 Big Capsicum.

1 Onion.

Small Tomato.

Oil.

FOR MARINATION.

1/2 Cup Hung Curd.

1 Tbsp Ginger Garlic paste.

1/2 tsp Red chilly pd.

1/4 tsp Turmeric pd.

1/2 tsp Tandoori Masala.

Pinch of Red colour (optional)

1 tsp Lime juice.

Salt to taste.

METHOD

In a bowl add all the marinated items and mix well. Cut paneer into medium square shape with half inch thickness. Same wise cut onion, tomato and capsicum too. Now drop them into the marinated bowl and allow them to sit at least for half an hour.Skewer the paneer and the veggies or in a toothpick and arrange them on plate.
Heat a grilled pan. Pour oil and place each skewer carefully. Flip it on the other side and allow them to roast.
Remove once done.

Sprinkle with chaat masala and serve.

Enjoy!!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

MALAI CHICKEN CURRY

Herez the rich, creamy and delicious malai chicken curry which tastes real good with phulkas or naan or chappati. This curry is typically made with marinating chicken with yogurt and spices and then cooked in blend of Indian masalas, which is sure to tempt all non veg lovers. Its absolutely a fiery curry :)


INGREDIENTS  FOR MARINATING CHICKEN.

1/2 kg Chicken with bone.

2 tbsp Yogurt.

1 tsp Ginger garlic paste.

1 tsp Pepper pd.

Salt to taste.

INGREDIENTS FOR GRAVY.

2 Onions.

1 Tomato.

1 Tbsp Fresh Chopped Ginger and Garlic.

1 tsp Red chilli.

1 tsp Cumin pd.

2 tsp Chicken Masala.

2 tbsp Fresh Mint .

1/2 Cup Heavy Cream.

Salt to taste.

Oil.


METHOD.

Marinate chicken with the ingredients given above for about an hour or an half an hour.

Heat oil in a pan. Add onions and ginger garlic and saute till its raw smell disappears. Then add all the masala pd followed by tomato and cook for a min. Drop in mint leaves and finally add the marinated chicken. Stir and cover them for about 20 min. Do not add water because the chicken gets cooked in its own juice. Once the chicken gets cooked, stir again and make sure the gravy is semi dry. Add heavy cream and remove from flames. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

Serve hot..

Enjoy!!

Friday, February 7, 2014

SOYA CAPSICUM FRY

A very simple healthy veg curry with capsicum and soya.  Capsicum is such a versatile veg that you can blend in any way and Soya which is full of protein is an substitute with meat. These 2 veggies together makes a delicious side dish with ur daily meals.  Its very easy and does not need lots of preparation. Do try it friends :)


INGREDIENTS.

2 Cups Chopped Capsicum.

1 Cup boiled soya.

1 Onion.

1/2 tsp Jeera.

2 tbsp Chopped Garlic.

1/2 tsp Turmeric pd.

1 tsp Red Chilly.

1 tsp Sambar pd.

A Pinch of Amchur pd.

1 tsp Oil.

Salt to taste.


METHOD. 

Soak soya chunks in hot water to soften. Squeeze off the water and rinse 3 times. Drain water thoroughly. Keep it aside.

Heat oil in a pan. Add jeera and then garlic and onions and fry till they become translucent.  Add all the masala pd followed by the capsicum. Cover with a lid and let it cook for about 2 min. Add the soya chunks and mix well till all the masala combined together. Cover for another 2 min. Before serving sprinkle with amchur pd and serve hot.

Enjoy!!