Tuesday, March 29, 2011

chilli chhole{chilli chick pea }

Chick pea (chhole)(kabuli chana) - 100 g 
curd- 4 tbsp
Corn flour - 4 tbsp
Garlic paste – 1 tbsp
Garlic chopped-1 tbsp
Onion finely diced – 1
ginger paste – 1 tbsp
ginger chopped-1tbsp
Green chilly - 3 length wise
Corn flour    - 1 tsp added with half cup of water

Salt - To taste
Oil - To fry
Vinegar - 1 tsp
Soya sauce – 1  tsp
tomato sauce -1tbsp
chilly sauce-1 tsp Green Capsicum finely diced - 1 

Preparation :
 soak peas for 5-6 hrs. then pressure cook chick peas till soft.
take curd in a bowl. add  1and 1/2  tbsp corn flour,ginger-garlic paste salt,soya sauce.mix very well. keep this mixture in fridge for 2-3 hrs.
Then heat oil in a pan, and fry the  chickpeas .
Keep the fried chickpeas aside.   
Now take a pan, add tomato sauce then chilli and then soya sauce 1 by 1 ..stir in between. Then add the chopped ginger and garlic[reserve half ginger+garlic for garnishing ] and stir till the raw smell disappears. Then add the diced onion and stir for 2 mins.  Add the green chillies and the capsicums and fry till the capsicums are soft.Then add corn flour added with water and 1 tsp of vinegar and allow it to boil for 5 mins.
when the sauce becomes  thinker. add   chick peas  .adjust salt. garnish with remaining  chopped ginger+garlic. Mix  very well. serve with rice or roti or puri..

Low Cal chaat

The source of my recipe is my Mom. every tuesday i'll try to add all her recipes.:)

5 cups puffed rice
2 finely chopped onion
2 finely chopped tomato
1 finely chopped cucumber
1 finely chopped  gajar
1  cup pomegranate seeds
1 cup green pea
1 cup roasted peanuts
1 tbsp. coriander finely chopped
1 tbsp. tamarind chutney
1 tsp. green chutney
1 tbsp tomato sauce
1  tsp. crushed roasted cumin
1  cup crushed  microwaved cornflakes
1 tbsp lemon juice
salt to taste
Put all other ingredients in a large deep bowl.
Toss with hand till well blended.
Put in individual serving bowls.garnish with bhujia.
Serve immediately, and do not allow to get soggy.

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ginger-chilly pickle(adrakh- mirchi achaar)

I love to make this pickle many a many times.this pickle can be made in  1/2 an hr and ready to eat in just 2-3 days.my sweet hubby never liked pickle but for this one and aam ka meethha  achaar ...what to say.. he just love to eat these pickles .
[this recipe is easy to follow,anyone can make .spices used in this recipe can be easily available.if you don't have u can less that one(for beginners ) .]
 here is my recipe for ginger-chilly pickle:
chilly-50 g
split mustard-1 tbsp
carom seeds(ajwain)-1 tsp
nigella seeds(mangrall)(kalonji)-1/2 tsp
fennel seeds -1 tbsp
aamchoor(mango powder)-1tbsp
salt to taste
turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
oil -5-8 tbsp
wash chilly and ginger.peel and grate all gingers .
cut chillies into small pieces.(almost 4 pieces of 1 chilly).
mix chilly and ginger.add all the ingredients .mix with spoon.
fill the pickle in the jar.ready to eat but for good taste keep in sun for 2-3 days.
its really mouthwatering .
note :if you don't have split mustard add mustard powder.
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shaahi paneer with gravy (royal cottage cheese gravy)

Shaahi paneer_ a royal dish with dry fruits.  .
its original .

500 gms. paneer (cottage cheese)
butter 3 tbsp.
5 onions

4 tomatoes 
10g Ginger
1 pod garlic 
4 green chillies
 2 cardamoms 

2 cinnamon stick
1 tsp shahi jeera(black cumin seeds)
1 cup   cashew  nut crushed

10-20 raisin
1/2 tsp. kashmiri red chilli powder
1/2 tsp. garam masala

1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp cumin powder
2 tsp coriander powder
salt to taste
1/2 kg  milk 

2tbsp cream

Chop the paneer into 2" cubes. boil in water  for 5 minutes ,if not fresh.
grind onion,ginger,garlic,chilly,cinnamon, cardamom ,cumin seeds,10 raisin , to make a smooth paste with little water.grind tomato  and 1/2 cup cashew to make a smooth paste.
  Heat half butter in a non stick pan/wok. Add onion paste. Fry for 5-6 minutes.
Add tomato paste and cook for 7-8 minutes,stir occasionally .add powders.cook for 2-3 minutes.
add cream stir after 2 minutes add milk,cashew,raisin and paneer
add remaining butter, boil to get a very thick gravy. minimize  the flame for 5-8 min,.
enjoy.we enjoyed a lot.

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