Monday, May 3, 2010

Arbi Masala

1 bowl - arbi (Colocasia, Taro, Eddo) boiled and peeled
1 tsp - ajwain (carom seed)
1 tsp - dhaniya powder
1 tsp - garam masala
2 tsp - besan
1/2 tsp - red chilli powder
4 - green chilli
2 tsp - ginger rings
2 tbsp - oil
salt to taste

1. Heat some oil in a pan and deep fry arbi which is already boiled and peeled till it turns golden brown.
2. Take it out on a kitchen towel and press it so that it turns flat. Now again deep fry them.
3. Take a seperate pan and heat oil in it. Put ajwain and let it crackle.
4. Now put ginger rings, green chilli, then besan and all the other spices in it. Mix it well.
5. Finally put fried arbi in it and toss it properly so that the masala completely wraps on arbi.
6. While serving place the green chillies added in the masala on the top, it will work as a garnishing also.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Paneer Tawa Masala

200 gm - paneer diced
3 tsp - onion grated
1 bowl - tomato puree
2 tsp - fresh cream
2 tsp - white butter
1/4 tsp - ginger
1/4 tsp - garlic
1/2 tsp - ajwain (carom seed)
1/2 tsp - garam masala
1/2 tsp - red chilli powder
1/2 tsp - kasoori methi (fenugreek leaves dried)
1/2 tsp - green chilli finely chopped
1 tsp - fresh coriander leaves finely chopped
1/2 tsp - honey (optional)
1 tsp - ghee
2 - laung (cloves)
2 - elaichi (cardamom)
salt to taste

1. Put butter, cream, garlic, ginger, red chilli powder, laung, kasoori methi, elaichi, honey and salt in a blender and blend it into a smooth paste.
2. Heat a non-stick pan and put this paste in it and cook it for 1 min. Now put tomato puree in it and mix it well and cook it till two boils.
3. Heat ghee in a separate pan and put ajwain in it. Allow it to crackle and then add onion with garam masala, and red chilli powder.
4. Cook it for half a minute and put diced paneer in it. Toss it well and pour the prepared masala on it. Season it with salt and allow the masala to coat on paneer pieces.
5. Garnish it with green chilli and green coriander leaves.
6. Enjoy paneer tawa masala with naan or roti.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Fruit Smoothy

1 scoop - vanilla ice-cream
1 - banana
1/2 bowl - strawberry crushed
1/2 tsp - vanilla extract
1/2 tsp - pineapple juice
3 - mint leaves for garnishing
2 tsp - crushed ice

1. Blend all the above ingredients in a blender except mint leaves until it turns smooth.
2. Pour it in a tall cylindrical glass and garnish it with mint leaves.
3. Serve it chilled with crushed ice.