Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Gobhi Anjeeri

Event: Dish Name Starts with G
gobhi anjeeri  is basically cauliflower cooked in curd and figs paste.
My recipe is here:
1/2 kg (gobhi)cauliflower florets with long stalks
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 chopped onions
1 tbsp ginger chopped
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 -3 green chillies
2 chopped tomatoes
1 chopped capsicum
4 tbsp oil

Anjeeri paste
10 chopped small anjeers(figs)
1 cup curd
1/2 tsp garam masala
1,2 tsp chilly flakes
salt to taste

*Wash gobhi florets.
*Grind all the ingredients given under anjeeri paste in a grinder  till  smooth
*In a micro proof dish put  oil ,cumin seeds,onion , ginger and turmeric powder.mix and microwave for 9-10        minutes.
*after that add anjeeri paste.mix well.add gobhi again mix  well.mix in whole chillies, chopped tomatoes and
chopped capsicum  .
*cover and microwave for 10 min. or till the florets get cooked.garnish with cilantro.
*serve hot  with steamed rice or fulka(roti).
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stuffed bitter gourd with gravy

The source of my recipe is my Mom. I grew up enjoying this dish and learned the technique when I was in my B Sc 2nd year.That is when you can say I Bookmarked it from my Mom. However it was not until I got married that I actually prepared it. During our stay at Bhilai, our neighbours greatly admired this dish and it became a routine for me to prepare this at least once a week. The kids-- Vishnu, Mithi, Adheeth and Mamni, to the amazement of their parents, started asking for karela, which they previously hated!

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palak paneer

1/2 kg  spinach, cleaned, shredded
250 gm  fresh paneer
3 onion paste
3 potato mashed
1 flake garlic, crushed
1/2 tsp. ginger grated
2 green chillies finely crushed
1/4 tsp. cumin seeds
1/2 pinches turmeric powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon clove powder
1 pinch garam masala powder
1 tsp pure ghee
1/2 tsp jeera
Salt to tast
2 cup milk
1 tbsp  cream
Wash and drain spinach. Boil in minimal water with ginger, garlic, chillies  till soft and bright.
Drain, cool, grind.
Heat oil in a   nonstick pan, add seeds. When splutter  add  onion paste after 3-4 min add
 ground spinach.add mashed potatoes .Add all other ingredients, except paneer.
 Stir, cover and simmer for 3-4 minutes.
Add paneer and milk and cream, stir gently. Simmer further for 10  minutes.
Pour into serving dish.
now heat ghee in pan  add 1/2 tsp jeera  when splutter remove from fire and pour on the palak paneer or palak nuggets gravy.
Serve hot with wheat flour phulkas, or steamed  rice.
i have cooked palak with paneer and with soya nuggets/chunks both are delicious and nutritious.

Tamatar-Khajoor ki chutney{Tomato-Date chutney}

 Cooking with Whole Foods-Whole Fruits/Whole Vegetables-TOMATO
8 medium tomatoes
10-12 seedless dates(khajoor)
1/4 tsp haldi(turmeric powder)
salt to taste
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp(cumin,kalonji(onion seeds),sauf(fennel seeds),methi(fenugreek seeds) mix)
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
5-6 tsp sugar or jagerry
2 tejpatta,
1 cinnamon stick
3-4 lawang(cloves)

Wash tomatoes and pressure cook with turmeric powder,salt,cinnamon,lawang, tejpatta and 1 cup water.
when done cool and peel the tomatoes. reserve the water and put the tomatoes  in blender with left ingredients in the cooker except tejpatta to make a fine paste.
now heat oil a non sticky  pan . add seeds mix when they splutter add seedless dates,salt and a pinch of turmeric powder and stir.cook for 3-4 min  add tomato paste and the reserved water and bring to a boil.
now add sugar stir occationally .cook till done. next time i am making this with grapes suggested by my sweet tooth Hubby:)

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