Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Gujiya (Padakia) Preparation

Type of Meal

Mostly for Breakfast or Snacks

Time: 12 - 14 minutes

Main Ingredients: Maida, Sujji, Khoa

Ingredients

Maida (White Flour) : 200gm
Suji : 50gm
Khoa(mawa) : 120gm
Refind oil (for frying) : 300ml
Sugar : 75gm
Water : 1 cup
Desiccated coconut : 25gm
Cashew nut crushed(kaju) : 15 pieces
Cardamom Powder(Choti illaichi) : 6 pieces
Raisin (kismis) : 15


Method

Maida Preparation

1. Put 12-15 tsp of refind oil in maida.
2. Mix it lightly with fingertips. Add water and make stiff dough.

Suji (Filler) Preparation

1. In a Frying Pan put 3-4 tsp oil and add suji. Fry it on low heat till it become pink.
2. Now separately fry khoa for 4-5min on medium heat.
3. Let it cool down for 3 minutes.
4. Add suji, sugar, desiccated coconut, cashew nuts, raisin and cardamom powder and mix well


Gujiya Preparation

1. Make small balls out of the dough and roll it into small circular puris.
2. Put mixture into the center of each puri.
3. Moisten the edges with a little water.
Most Tricky Part
4. Now think it as a circle and you have to attach the circumference as if it was a semi circle.
5. Now start from one end. Fold it towards inside as shown in the picture. A gujia mould can also be used.
6. Heat the oil in a deep kadhai (Or a frying pan having more depth)
7. Put gujiya slowly in the Kadhai
8. Fry it till it becomes golden brown colour on low heat. Make sure that you keep turning it upside down in the pan every 10 seconds.
9. Ready to serve. Tastes better if not too hot

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Monday, August 28, 2006

Egg Stuffed French Bean

Type of Meal

Mostly for Lunch, Dinner (Serves 3-4)

Time: 12 - 14 minutes

Main Ingredients: French Beans, Eggs

Ingredients


French Bean (cut into small pieces): 500 gm (1.10 lb)
Egg : 4
Tomatoes (Chopped) : 2 large
Dhania Powder (Coriander/ Cilantro) : 2 tsp
Jeera (Cumin) Seeds : 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder : 1 tsp
Red Chili Powder : 1 tsp
Black Pepper Powder: 1/2 tsp
Salt : Normally 2 tsp (Or to Taste)
Refined Oil (Any other edible [eatable] oil you want to use): 50 ml (10 tsp)

Method


1. Heat Oil in a frying pan for approx 1 min on medium heat.
2. Add Jeera Seeds and fry it for 5 seconds
3. Add French beans and fry it for 2 minutes on medium heat.
4. Meanwhile beat the eggs in a bowl and stir them thoroughly. Add a pinch of salt to the egg
5. Now add all the spices ( Dhania, Chili, Black Pepper, Garam Masala powder Powder) in a small bowl and add very little quantity of water to make a paste of the mixture.
6. Add the mixture of spices to the cooking pan where French bean is getting cooked.
7. Cook it for 4 minutes on high heat,
8. Add the salt and cook for 4 minutes on medium heat, till the French bean becomes soft and you can easily cut it by the spatula (Spatula is the utensil which you are using for cooking the beans)
8. Now pour the stirred eggs.
9. Fry the mixture for 2 minutes on high heat and continuously stir the mixture with the spatula so that the egg would not settle down and hence get burned.
10. Ready to serve.

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Paneer Butter Masala

Type of Meal

Mostly for Lunch, Dinner.
Can have it for Breakfast also

Main Ingredients: Paneer, Butter, Garam Masala

Ingredients

Paneer Pieces (In Cube Shape) : 250 gm (0.55 lb)
Tomatoes (Chopped) : 250 gm (0.55 lb)
Chopped Onions (Preferably Red) : 750 gms (1.65 lb)
Dhania Powder (Corriander) : 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder : 2 tsp
Cashewnut Paste (Kaaju) : 2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder : 1 tsp
Salt : Normally 1 1/2 tsp (Or to Taste)
Turmeric Powder(Haldi) : 1 tsp
Ginger Garlic Paste : 3 tsp
Chopped Coriander Leaves : 2 tsp
Sugar : 1 tsp
Butter : 100 gm (0.22 lb)
Refined Oil : 50 ml
Milk (Whole Milk) : 2 cups
Raisin : 2 tsp

Method

1. Heat Refined Oil in a frying pan for aprox 1 min.
2. Add grated onions to it and cook on medium heat till it becomes pink in color. (Approx 3 mins).
3. Now put butter, ginger garlic paste and fry on low heat for 2 min.
4. Now add the Dhania powder (Corriander powder) ,haldi powder,red chilli powder and salt .
5. Now add chopped tomatoes and cook till the gravy looks thick.
6. Now add cashewnut paste and garam masala.
7. Add paneer and sugar and let it simmer on low heat for 6 mins.
8. Now on separate utensil boil the milk.
9. Add the raisins then increase the heat and let it simmer for 3 mins stirring in between.
10. Now remove from flame and add the boiled milk slowly.
11. You may increase or decrease the quantity of sugar and salt according to your taste.
12. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and fried cashewnuts.

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Sunday, August 27, 2006

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Ease of Getting Ingredients
(Special Recipes for bachelors or someone who does not have time to cook)

This site will give simple recipes in which almost all the food which can be cooked with the available ingredients found generally in most of the families.
Ex:
Vegetables: Onions, Tomato, Potato, Cauliflower, cabbage etc
Masala (Spice): Turmeric (Haldi), Chilli (Mirchi), Corriander (Dhania) , Garam Masala powder etc
No special ingredients, which is hard to find and very often people do not understand, what it means. The main important thing why I am starting this blog site is that I can hardly find places where any recipe would be free from some special ingredient which is either hard to find or understand. I am going to share my recipes and hope others will share their home recipes with me too.

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