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Monday, 29 December 2014

Paneer chettinad

 Ingredients:
paneer - 500 gm
chopped onion - 2 (200 gm)
chopped tomato - 2 (200 gm)
ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
oil - 5 tbsp
salt - to taste
chopped coriander and few curry leaves to garnish.

to dry roast and grind :
coriander seed-2 or  3 tsp
whole pepper - 1 or 1  and half tsp
cumin seed- 1 or 1 and half  tsp
fennel seed- 1 or 1 and half tsp
dry red chillies - 2 or 3
small cardamom -  2
clove - 2
cinnamon - 1 small piece.
(spice level up to you)

Steps to follow:
Heat   1 tbsp oil in a pan add chopped onion and tomatoes little salt to taste and saute it till the raw smell goes.
 Cool and grind it and keep aside.

In an another pan heat 2 tbsp oil and fry the paneer cubes slightly and transfer to a plate and keep aside.
In the same pan add another 2tbsp oil,  add gg paste and saute well.
 Then add ground paste of onion and tomatoes.Add chilli and turmeric powder. Let it boil for few minutes.

 Then add the roasted ground masala and stir well. Add salt to taste.
 Then add the fried paneer cubes.
 Mix well.Sprinkle some water and low the flame for few minutes.
Then add chopped coriander and curry leaves.
 Mix well. Switch off the stove.
 Transfer to a bowl and serve hot with chappathis or pulav varieties.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Kids chicken nuggets salad


Ingredients:
fried chicken nuggets - 4
tomato  - few slices
cucumber - few slices
lettuce chopped , cabbage chopped, carrot chopped,olives chopped and frozen sweet corn ( each 2 tbsp)
lime juice - 2  tsp
salt & pepper to taste.


Directions:
In a bowl combine all the chopped veggies then  add lime juice,
salt and pepper to taste.Toss well. Keep aside.
Thinly slice the fried chicken nuggets and mix with the tossed veggies. Now chicken nuggets salad is ready.
Serve the  salad in a plate garnish with sliced cucumber and tomatoes.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Yogurt Sauce

 Ingredients:
thick yogurt - 1 cup
finely chopped cucumber - 1
finely chopped - 2 garlic cloves
finely chopped - 1-2 green chilli
chopped coriander leaves - 1- 2 tbsp
roasted coriander & roasted cumin powder - each  half tsp
lime juice - 1-2 tsp (optional)
olive oil - 1 tbsp
sumac -  2  pinch
salt - to taste.

Steps to follow:

 Chop the cucumber( remove skin),chilli,garlic cloves and coriander leaves.
 Transfer all the ingredients to a bowl.
 Mix well.

Sprinkle some sumac  and serve with kubus (pita bread), grilled or barbecue chicken,fish etc or with briyani or fried rice.Enjoy !