Monthly Archives: October 2013

FULKOPI CHINGRI (prawn with cauliflower)

INGREDEINTS:
Cauliflower(Cut in medium florets) – 1 medium
2 big potatoes – cut into medium sized cubes
250-500 gm – prawns cleaned
1 big onion – grated
1 tbsp- Ginger garlic paste
1 tsp – Chili powder
2 tsp – Turmeric powder
1 tsp- Coriander powder
1 tsp- Cumin powder
1 tsp- Garam masala powder
Salt to taste
Sugar-1 tsp
Oil

METHOD:
Boil the cauliflower and potato in salted water for 15 minutes.Drain and keep aside
Marinate the prawns with 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and 1/2 tsp salt for 10-15 mins.
Heat 4 tbsp oil in a kadhai and fry the cauliflower and potato pieces till it nicely colored and half cooked. Add 1/2 tsp turmeric and pinch of salt while frying. Remove the fried vegetables when done and keep aside.
Add oil in a kadhai if required or you can continue with the same oil if you are left with avoid using extra oil. Fry the prawns. Remove the fried prawns and keep
aside.
In the same kadhai add little oil if required. Fry the grated onion till light brown along with sugar . Now add the ginger garlic paste and fry for another 10-15 mins. Add all the powder accept the garam masala and fry the mixture for another 5-7 mins.Now mix the half cooked vegetables with the gravy and saute for another 5 mins. Add salt to taste.Add the fried prawns and allow to cook with covered lid.When the vegetables are soft, add the garam masala and mix well. Turn off the heat.
Serve Hot with steamed rice or paratha.

Egg Chop / Cutlet

INGREDIENTS:
Boiled smashed potatoes(90% done) – 2 cups
Hard boiled eggs – 6
Chopped onion – 1 medium
Chopped green chili – 3
Chopped ginger – 1 tsp
Chopped garlic – 2 tsp
Chopped coriander leaves – 2 tbsp
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Chili powder – 1/2 tsp
Chat masala powder – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice – 1 tsp
Sugar – 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Bread crumbs – 1-2 cups
Beaten egg – 2
Refined oil

METHOD:
Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan.Add onions saute till golden brown.Add ginger,garlic and green chili fry it for 5-7 minutes.Add salt,sugar,turmeric,chili,coriander,chat masala powder and 1/3 cup of water,fry it for 7-8 minutes.
Now add smashed potatoes mix it well in the mixture cook it for 10-15 minutes.Take out in a plate when its done and let it cool.
Now take enough potato mixture to cover the whole egg on your and flatten it place the egg in the center
and cover the egg well with the mixture.Roll on your palm and give oval shape to it.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan for deep frying.
Dip the chop in the beaten egg then cover it well with bread crumbs and repeat it again.Now fry it till golden brown.Sprinkle some black salt or chat masala over it and Serve hot with sauce and salad.

- You can shallow fry it too.

Aloor Chop

INGREDIENTS:
Boiled smashed potatoes(90% done) – 2 cups
Chopped onion – 1 medium
Chopped green chili – 3
Chopped ginger – 1 tsp
Chopped garlic – 2 tsp
Chopped coriander leaves – 2 tbsp
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Chili powder – 1/2 tsp
Chat masala powder – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice – 1 tsp
Sugar – 1/2 tsp
salt to taste
Refined oil
Besan/Gram flour – 1 cup
Baking powder – 1/2 tsp
water

METHOD:
Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan.Add onions saute till golden brown.Add ginger,garlic and green chili fry it for 5-7 minutes.Add salt,sugar,turmeric,chili,coriander,chat masala powder and 1/3 cup of water,fry it for 7-8 minutes.
Now add smashed potatoes mix it well in the mixture cook it for 10-15 minutes.Take out in a plate when its done and let it cool.
Now take bowl add besan,1/3 tsp of turmeric,chili powder,1/4 tsp of salt,baking powder and make a thick paste with the help of water.Keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan for deep frying.Now make 1 inch thick     round patties with potato mixture.Coat every patty with besan mixture and deep fry it for 4-5 minutes each side till golden color.Take chops out of oil in a tissue.
Serve hot with your choice of sauce or chutney.

Cheese Garlic Biscuits

INGREDIENTS:
All-purpose flour – 1 3/4 cups
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Baking powder – 1/2 tsp
Butter(room temperature) – 5 tbsp
Milk – 1 cup
Shredded Cheddar cheese – 1 cup
Butter, melted – 1/4 cup
Minced garlic – 2 tbsp

METHOD:
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
In a large bowl, sift together flour, salt and baking powder. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Make a well in the center of flour mixture. Add the milk and cheddar cheese, stir to combine. Drop batter by spoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes, until lightly browned. While biscuits are baking mix melted butter and minced garlic. Brush garlic butter over hot baked biscuits.

Breaded Fish Fry

INGREDIENTS:
Catfish fillets(any white flesh fish) 4-6
Fine bread crumb – 2 cups
Garlic powder – 1 tsp
Black pepper powder – 1 tsp
Paprika – 1 tsp
Lemon juice – 2 tbsp
Egg – 1
Oil for frying

METHOD:
In a heavy frying pan, pour enough oil to come 1/2 inch up the sides of the pan. Turn the heat to medium-high.While the oil is heating.
Marinate the catfish with salt lemon juice and pepper.Keep aside for 1/2 hour – 1 hour.
Mix the breadcrumb and 1/2 tsp of salt,garlic powder,pepper powder,paprika together.
(a good test is to flick a little of the dry breading into the oil, and if it sizzles at once, you’re good to go.)
Once the oil is hot,coat the fish with beaten egg first then dredge them into the breading.coat  the fish well. Shake off the excess and gently lay into the hot oil. Fry until golden brown, about 5 minutes, depending on how thick the fillet is. Use a metal spatula and gently turn the fish over and cook for another 5 minutes.Take out on a kitchen towel.
Fish is ready to eat serve with your favorite sauce.

 

Meaty Lasagna (lah/ZAH/nyah)

INGREDIENTS:
Olive oil – 2 tbsp
Chopped onions – 2 medium
Minced garlic – 2 tbsp
Dried basil – 2 tsp
Dried oregano – 2 tsp
Italian seasoning – 2 tsp
Ground beef – 2 cups
Ground pork – 2 cups
Crushed tomato – 2 cup
Tomato puree – 1 cup
Tomato paste – 1 cup
Red chili sauce – 1/3 cup
Worcestershire sauce – 1 tbsp
Lasagna sheets – 12
Shredded mozzarella cheese – 4 cups

METHOD:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and dried herbs; cook for 5 minutes.Crumble in beef and pork and brown all over, about 10- 15 minutes. Stir in tomato puree,crushed tomato, chili sauce,tomato paste and Worcestershire Sauce, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 1-2 hours.Stir occasionally.
Spread 1/4 of the sauce in to a 13- x 9-in casserole dish. Top with 3 lasagna sheet. Layer with 1/4 more sauce and 1/3 of the cheese. Repeat layers twice, ending with cheese.
Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes. Remove foil and bake for 15 minutes or until golden. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

- You can replace beef and pork with ground chicken.

Palak Paneer

INGREDIENTS:
Spinach – 4 cups
Paneer – 200 gms
Chopped onion – 1 cup
Chopped tomatoes – 2 cups
Green chili – 4
Finely chopped ginger – 1 tsp
Finely chopped garlic – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
Kashmiri red chili powder – 1 tsp
Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar – 1/2 tsp
Heavy cream – 1/3 cup
Ghee – 4 tbsp
Oil

METHOD:
Blanch spinach in salt water for 5-10 minutes.drain it and blend it with green chilies to a coarse paste.Keep aside.
Cube the paneer in about half inch pieces and deep fry them on medium high heat just for few minutes so paneer become very light gold in color, take paneer out on paper towel so extra oil can be absorbed.
Heat the oil in a pan.Add onion saute it for 5 minutes then and ginger-garlic saute for 5-7 minutes.Add Ground masalas,salt,sugar n tomatoes let it cook until the masala releases oil.
Add the spinach, and let it cook on low medium heat for about 10 minutes covered.Add heavy cream and ghee and let this cook another 10 minutes.
Add paneer and fold it gently with spinach and let it simmer for a 5-7 minutes.
Transfer the spinach to a serving dish add a dollop of ghee over it.Serve hot with any Indian bread.

Chicken Stuffed Red Peppers

INGREDIENTS:
Red Bell pepper(cut from head clean and wash) – 3
Chopped red bell pepper – 1/2 cup
Chopped green bell pepper – 1/2 cup
Shredded boiled chicken – 2 cups
Chopped onion – 1/2 cup
Finely chopped Ginger- Garlic – 1 tbsp
Tomato Puree – 1 cup
Sugar – 1 tsp
Black pepper powder – 1 tsp
Cheese – 1/2 cup
Tomato sauce – 1/4 cup
Hot Chilli sauce – 1/3 cup
Salt to taste

METHOD:
Take a baking dish place three bell peppers on it sprinkle a pinch of salt and 1/2 tsp of oil inside and rub     it all over the bell peppers.Keep Aside.
Take a pan heat 4 tsp of oil.Add onion saute it for a minute then add ginger-garlic and cook it for 3-4 minutes.Add chopped bell peppers cook it till bell peppers gets soften.Add in all sauces and tomato puree,black pepper powder,salt,sugar,give it a mix and cook it on medium heat for 10 minutes.Stir occasionally,after 10 minutes add shredded chicken and cheese mix it well.Now cook it over slow heat for 10-15 minutes(don’t add any water).After 15 minutes its done take out it in a plate and let it cool.
Now,fill the mixture into the seasoned bell peppers and sprinkle some cheese over it and bake it for 20-25 minutes.Serve it hot.

White Sandwich Bread

INGREDIENTS:
All purpose flour – 4 cup
Vegetable oil – 2 tbsp
Salt- 1 1/2 tsp
Sugar – 1/4 Cup
Water (120° F/49°C) – 1 1/2 cup
Active dry yeast – 1 1/2 tbsp

METHOD:
Take a big mixing bowl add water,salt,sugar,yeast,oil,2 cups of flour and mix it thoroughly.Now cover it with a damp cloth for 2 hours in a warm place.After 2 hours,Gradually add about 4 cups flour, knead it until it will become a smooth dough. Place dough in a greased bowl, and turn several times to coat it with oil. Cover with a damp cloth. Allow to rise until doubled.
When its doubled in size Punch down the dough, let it rest a few minutes. Divide dough into 2 equal parts. Shape into loaves, and place in 2 greased loaf or bread pans. Let rise until almost doubled.
Bake at 350° F/175°C for 20 – 25 minutes.
Let it cool and cut as u like.Serve fresh.

Beer Battered Fish n Chips

INGREDIENTS:
White flesh fish fillets – 4
All purpose flour – 1 cup
Onion powder – 1 tsp
Garlic powder – 1 tsp
Paprika – 1 tsp
Black pepper powder – 1 tsp
Baking powder – 1/4 tsp
Beer – 300 ml (10 FL OZ)
Oil for deep frying
Salt to taste

METHOD
Try to soak excess water from fillets with the help of tissue.Place on a plate.
Season it with a pinch of salt and pepper one by one.Keep aside for 15-20 minutes.
Take a bowl add flour,onion powder,garlic powder,paprika,black pepper,baking powder,1/2 tsp salt and make a paste out of it with the help of beer.
Heat oil in a flat pan for deep frying.
Take Fish fillet one at a time coat in the batter well and fry on medium high flame.Fry till fish become crispy and golden brown then take out from oil and keep it on a tissue paper.
Serve hot with chips/Fries and coleslaw.

-You can replace beer with cola/soda.