Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Mughlai Dum Aloo

Potatoes 10-12 nos. small size
Cloves 4 nos.
Green cardamoms 2 nos.
Green chilies 2 nos.
Fresh root ginger grated 50 gms
Garlic 3 small cloves
Natural yogurt 150 ml.
Tomato 3 nos. medium size
Ghee 50 gms.
Grated onions 2 nos.
Ground coriander powder 1 tsp.
Ground cumin powder 1 tsp.
Chili powder 1 tsp.
Turmeric 1/2 tsp.
Salt As per taste
Kasuri Methi crushed 1/4 tsp

1. Scrub, scrape or peel the potatoes, then prick them thoroughly using a cocktail stick. Deep fry until it turns out golden brown.
2. Grind the cloves, cardamoms, chilies, ginger and garlic and onion to a paste.
3. Melt the Ghee in a heavy-based saucepan and fry the grated paste in it for a few minutes. Add the coriander, cumin, chili power and turmeric,kasuri methi powder. Continue to fry for 2-3 minutes.
4. Add tomatos and stir for another 10-15 minutes or till this masala leaves oil then add curd and stir.This should take about 15-20 minutes.
5. Add the potatos and water, stir well and cook for a few minutes until the potatos are tender, then serve hot.

Here is the link to my friend Manjula's blog from where I got this lip smacking recipe.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer

chopped onion 1
chilly power 1/2 tsp
ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
chopped green chilly 2
chopped tomato 1
coriander powder 1 tsp
cumin pwdr 1 tsp
turmeric pinch
whipping cream optional
whole garam masala - cloves cardamom cinnamom
fenugreek leaves 1 tsp
spinach and oil
chopped garlic
nutneg powder

Process :
add spinach to boiling water.Dont cover it.It is done in 2 mins.
blend spinach
put oil in a wok.Then add whole garam masala
add cumin,chopped garlic,onions + lil salt
cook little more..
then add ginger garlic paste,turmeric,tomatoes and fully cook them on medium flame
then add cumin pwdr, corinder pwdr
thn add chilly pwdr.
Rub fenugreek leaves and add
add green chilly
To this add the spinach .when it starts cooking it oozes out oil.
Cook it til it has small oil droplets on top
Then add small cubes of paneer
Let it simmer for few min and then add little cream(optional)

Fish Fry

Fish  fry ( King Fish / Surmai Or Pomfret can be used )
This is my mom in laws super delicious and easy recipe

Ingredients :

King fish fillets cut to 1 inch in thickness ( Whole pomfret can also be used)
Marination : vinegar,salt,turmeric and chilly powder
Shallow fry : Rawa (sooji) and rice flour

Process:  Clean fish fillets and marinate it with 4-5 drops of vinegar,turmeric powder, salt and chilly powder to taste.You can also add little lemn juice.Salt should be more than usual.

Refrigerate it for 8 hours.Then take rawa and rice flour in a dish and mix it together.rice flour should be used in a very less quantity.Roll the fish fillets in this mixture so that it is coated properly on all sides with Flour.
Heat the pan and shallow fry fish till crisp brown.Vegetable oil or Parachute coconut oil can be used for frying fish.I use both oils mixed in equal quantities.It tastes good.

It takes 15 - 20 mins for king fish to cook thoroughly on low flame.
Note : If you use pomfret then clean it properly and apply the marination to the inside of the fish properly.It will taste bland if marination is not done properly on the inside.Also it takes more time to cook properlt than king fish.