Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Paneer Mushroom Masala

For this month's PPCS I had to Paneer Mushroo masala by Poornima. Thank you Poornima for sharing this quick and tasty recipe


Paneer - 1/2 cup cut into 1 cm squares
Capsicum - 1/2 cup cut into 1 cm squares
Mushroom - 8 - 10 - thinly sliced
Tomatoes - 1
Onion - 1
Coconut - 2 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Chili powder - 1 tsp
Kasuri Methi - 1 tsp
Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tbsp
Coriander leaves for garnish

Heat 1 tbsp oil in the Kadai
Saute the Capsicum and mushroom separately
Keep aside
Grind the onion, tomato and coconut into a fine paste
In the same kadai add remaining oil
Add the group paste the fry for 2 mins
Add the dry masala and fry till the oil separates
Add the sauteed capsicum, mushroom and cut paneer
Add 1/2 cup water and cook for 3 - 4 mins
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with roti, dosa or rice.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Veg Omlette

Was thinking what to make for this week's potluck party and then today's morning saw Mon's recipe of Upma and decided to make a breakfast dish too :)

Here is Omlette veg version, there are quite a few recipes of this available on the net but this is the one how mom makes it :)

You need:
Maida - 1 cup
Wheat flour - 1/2 cup
Rice flour - 2 tbsp
Tomato - finely chopped 1/2 cup
Onion - Finely chopped 1/2 cup
Green chillies - 2 tbsp finely chopped
Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp finely chopped
Sour Buttermilk - 1/4 cup
Carrot - 1/4 cup grated
Eno salt - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil / Ghee

Mix all  the above ingredients except ghee / oil
Add enough water to get dosa batter consistency (pouring consistency)
Heat the Tava
Take 1 laddle of batter and roll it out on the tava into a 0.25cm thick crepe
Drizzle a little oil or Ghee and cook on medium to high flame for a min or 2.
Turn the dosa and cook on the other side for a min or 2.
Serve hot with coconut chutney.

This is off to Jagruti's potluck party

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Genesina Payasa (Sweet potato Payasa)

For this month's SYS-W December series my secret ingredient was milk. I wanted to do a quick and easy dessert and when I was scratching my head what to do, one of my relatives suggested this recipe.. Well I am not a big fan of Genasu unless it is deep fried!! and had never made this recipe.. But in the spirit of new year decided to try it..

Source: Laxmikantha Tantry

You Need:
Genasu (sweet potato) - peeled and cubed (1 cm) 2 cups
Milk- 1/2 ltr
Sugar - 4 tbsp
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Cashew - broken 1 tbsp
Kishmish - 1 tbsp
Cardamom powder - 1 tsp 

Cook the genasu pieces with 1/2 cup water on high in the microwave for 4-5 mins
Take out and strain
Ensure the genasu is not completely cooked. It should get cut into 2 if you try to cut with a spoon but should not dis-integrate.
Keep the milk for boiling
Add sugar
Stir and add the boiled genasu
cook on high flame for ~ 5 mins stirring in between
Remove from heat
Take 2 tbsp of genasu pieces and mash them nicely
Add it into the payasa
Heat the ghee in a pan
Fry the cashew and khishmish
Add along with the ghee to the payasa
Stir well
Add the cardamom powder and mix
Serve hot.
Enjoy :)