Thursday, July 26, 2012

Palak Paneer


Palak - 1 bunch (boiled in water, drained and made into a paste in mixer)
Paneer - 500 g (cubed and slighly fried)
Big Onions - 2
Tomato - 1
Ginger-garlic paste
Chilli powder
Cumin powder
Salt and 
Garam masala


1. Add chopped onions, tomato and ginger garlic paste in mixer and make a paste.
2. Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds
3. When it splitters add the onion paste, salt, chilli powder, Cumin powder, Garam masala
4. Mix well, when it boils add the palak paste into it and keep stirring for 3-4 mins
5. When its cooked, switch off the burner and add the already fried, golden brown Paneer cubes

The gravy is ready.........!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Paneer Mushroom Masala...


500g Paneer
1 packet - Button Mushroom
Big Onions - 2
Tomato - 1
Green Chillies - 3 or 4
Coriander leaves
Beaten Curd - 1 small cup
Milk - 50 ml
Ginger-Garlic paste
Mustard and Cumin seeds
Coriander powder - 2 big spoonful
Cumin powder - 1 small spoonful
Chilli powder - as per choice
Garam masala - 1 big spoonful and

1. Cube paneer, fry them till golden brown colour and keep aside
2. Chop the onions, tomato, green chilli and mushrooms into thin slice
3. Add chopped onions, tomato, green chillies and ginger-garlic paste in a mixer and grind it into a paste
4. Now heat oil in a kadai, add mustard and cumin seeds and when they splitter add the ground paste
5. Also add coriander powder, cumin powder, salt, chilli powder and garam masala
6. Mix well and when it boils add the thin slices of mushroom and let it cook well for 5 mins
7. When the mushrooms are cooked add the curd, mix well and when it boils again switch off the burner
8. Add milk to it if the gravy is thick or if you like it to be added or else plz ignore milk
9. Garnish with chopped onions, coriander leaves and cream (In this pic I used butter)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Mixed Veg - Korma

Hi all..... I prepared this mixed veg korma this sunday. You wouldn't come across this combination of vegetables. Yes... Cabbage, Bottle gourd and long beans(vegetable).

This went well with maida paratha and rice as well. I will tell you how to prepare.

First of all chop the cabbage and bottle gourd into same sized pieces. Then cut the beans into one inch pieces each.

Now cube 2 onions(if you want more of gravy), 2 tomatoes, green chillies and one quater of a coconut. Add all these into a mixie jar, add coriander powder and ginger garlic paste. Make a paste of these which is the masala for our korma.

When everything is ready, heat kadai, add oil, mustard and when it splitters add the vegetables. Fry them for a while and add little water so as to cook them. When the veg gets half cooked add the ground paste. Also add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, little cumin powder, salt and garam masala. Mix well, add water if needed and let it boil in medium flame for 5-10 mins. Once the veggies are cooked the korma is done.

Garnish with onion wheels and coriander leaves. Serve hot with rotis, parathas or rice.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Matki usal...

Matki usal is soaked green gram (sprouted).
This is a curry which tastes good with roti as well as pav (bread). 

Chop onions, tomato and green chillies. 
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and when it splits add the chopped onions and chillies mix well and also add ginger garlic paste. Mix and after few minutes add tomato and all the masala (turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala, salt and also little sugar if you want it to be sweet). Mix well and now add the sprouted green gram. Add little water if necessary and let it cook.

Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves in the end.