Cottage Cheese And Veggie Mix

COTTAGE CHEESE AND VEGGIE MIX

Hello and welcome friends once again to my cosy cooking corner. Today I’ll be sharing with you a wholesome curry dish which is green, healthy, tasty and quite flavorful too. It has a mix of green veggies along with spinach and requires little or no oil to make with. It can be had with tandoori rotis, paranthas and is really simple to make. So let’s start with the recipe—-

Ingredients:

  1. Spinach-200 gms
  2. Panir-100 gms
  3. French Beans-100 gms
  4. Dry Fruits(cashew and raisins)-1 tbsp
  5. Carrot-50 gms
  6. Capsicum-50 gms
  7. Peas-100 gms
  8. Potato-1
  9. Green Chillies-2
  10. Onion-2
  11. Ginger-Garlic-cut into small pieces
  12. Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
  13. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  14. Coriander Powder-1 tsp
  15. Cumin  Powder-1 tsp
  16. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  17. Subzi Masala-1 tsp
  18. Tomato Puree-2 tbsp
  19. Vegetable Oil-1 tbsp
  20. Fresh Cream-For Garnishing

STEPS

Step 1

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Wash, cut and blanch the spinach and the vegetables. Chop the onions, green chillies, cilantro finely. Roast the dry fruits.

Step 2

Take a pan and add oil to it. Then add the chopped onions and green chillies. Saute and add the cut ginger-garlic and fry again. Next add the spices, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder, cumin powder,subzi masala, tomato puree,garam masala and fry for three minutes.

Step 3

Add the blanched veggies and saute for three minutes. Now add the blanched spinach and fry again for two minutes.

Step 4

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Add water for the gravy and simmer the curry on a medium flame for five minutes. Add the dry fruits. Remove from flame and garnish with fresh cream.

Our Cottage Cheese And Veggie Mix is ready. Serve it with tandoori rotis, naan, bread or anything you wish to.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great weekend everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

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Chicken Poha

CHICKEN POHA

Hello and welcome dear friends to my site again. Today I was reading a women’s magazine and I saw a contest open for ladies which was to make something out of two very dissimilar ingredients, chicken and beaten rice or poha. I started thinking and after a while, I finally decided to combine both of the ingredients to come up with a flavorful, wholesome and tasty treat of Poha Biryani or Chicken Poha. I decided to make it and judge it myself and then I sent the recipe to the contest. The dish is quite creative and tastes good too. So, whether or not I win the competition, I decided to share it with you all, as I want to share every creative, unique and new recipe with you all. So let’s start with its making—

Ingredients:-

  1. Chicken  -250 gms
  2. Beaten Rice or Poha -250 gms
  3. Onions -3
  4. Green Chillies -2
  5. Ginger-Garlic Paste -1 tsp
  6. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
  7. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  8. Cumin Powder – 1 tsp
  9. Chicken Masala – 1 tsp
  10. Tomato Puree – 2 tbsp
  11. Salt -According to taste
  12. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
  13. Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  14. Cumin – 1 tsp
  15. Vegetable Oil -2 tbsp
  16. Dry Fruits(Raisins and cashews) – 4 each
  17. Chopped Cilantro – A handful(for garnishing)

STEPS

Step 1

IMG-5262Wash the chicken. Chop the onions, green chillies and cilantro. Take a kadhai and add some vegetable oil into it. Next, splutter in some cumin. When it crackles, add the chopped onions and fry till half-browned. Then add ginger-garlic paste and fry again. Next add the red chilly powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, chicken masala,garam masala and tomato puree and fry for five minutes.

Step 2

IMG-5261.JPGWhen the masalas get fried and start leaving the edges, add enough water to let the chicken get cooked. Cover and simmer on a low flame.When the chicken is sauteed and gravy has thickened add the beaten rice and dry fruits and fry for two minutes. You can sprinkle some water over the poha so that it does not start sticking to the edges. Fry well. Garnish it with cilantro but it is purely optional.

Our Chicken Poha is done. Serve it in the main course along with curd and salads of your choice.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

Jackfruit And Split Black Gram Curry

JACKFRUIT AND SPLIT BLACK GRAM CURRY

Hello and welcome friends once again to my cooking corner. As summer has approached and we can start feeling the heat already, we want to eat healthy and seasonal fruits and veggies more than any other thing. One can find the freshness of taste in these vegetables more than in the other ones like cauliflower, beans, cabbage etc which were liked more in the winter period. Today I decided to make this dish of Jackfruit with Split Black Gram. I have made similar recipes in my earlier blogs using split black gram but with other ingredients like fish. You can make similar recipes of this lentil, adding any other vegetable that you like. And today’s dish of mine is healthy, tasty and easy on time too needing just your regular set of ingredients. So let’s start making this dish—-

Ingredients:-

  1. Jackfruit-250 gms
  2. Chana Dal-200 gms
  3. Onion-2
  4. Ginger-Garlic Paste-1 tsp
  5. Green Chillies-2
  6. Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
  7. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  8. Coriander Powder-1 tsp
  9. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  10. Tomato Puree- 2 tbsp
  11. Salt-According to taste
  12. Cumin-1 tsp
  13. Dry Mango Powder-1/2 tsp
  14. Vegetable Oil-2 tbsp
  15. Water-For the gravy
  16. Chopped Coriander or Fresh Cream-For Garnish (optional)

STEPS

Step 1

Wash, cut and blanch the jackfruit and boil the Split Black Gram till done.

Step 2

IMG-5151Chop the onions and green chillies. Now take a pan and add oil and cumin to it. When it splutters, add the chopped onions and green chillies. Fry it till lightly browned. Now add ginger-garlic paste and fry for a minute. Next add salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder,garam masala, tomato puree, dry mango powder and fry it for two minutes. Now add the blanched jackfruit and fry for three minutes after which add the boiled dal. Fry it for five minutes before adding water for the gravy and let it simmer till gravy is thickened. You can garnish it with freshly chopped coriander or fresh cream but it is optional.

Our Jackfruit And Split Black Gram Curry is done. Serve it with hot phulkas, steamed rice, dal, stir-fried veggies.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedbacks. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

 

 

Sweet And Tangy Potato And Peanut Curry

SWEET AND TANGY POTATO AND PEANUT CURRY

Hello friends. Welcome again. Usually, we make use of more of potatoes in our cooking because it is liked by all and we use peanuts mainly to make chutneys or do the tempering for many dishes. Today I thought of combining both of these ingredients together along with some sugar to give it a sweet and tangy touch. It turned out perfect and my family enjoyed it well. So I decided to share it with you all too. I hope you will also like it. The recipe is as follows—-

Ingredients:-

  1. Potato – 3
  2. Peanut – 1/2 cup
  3. Asafoetida – A pinch
  4. Onion – 1
  5. Green Chillies – 2
  6. Tomato Puree -1 tbsp
  7. Turmeric Powder -1 tsp
  8. Red Chilly Powder -1 tsp
  9. Cumin Powder – 1 tsp
  10. Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  11. Sugar – 1 tsp
  12. Salt – According to taste
  13. Dry Mango Powder or Amchoor- 1 tsp
  14. Vegetable Oil -2 tbsp
  15. Water -As needed for the gravy

For Garnish-–Kasuri Methi or Chopped Cilantro(optional)

STEPS

Step 1

IMG-5106.JPGWash, boil and cut the potatoes into medium-sized cubes. Chop the onions and green chillies.

Step 2

Take a kadhai. Add oil, cumin, bay leaf, asafoetida and red chillies and let it splutter. Now add the chopped onions and green chillies and fry till light-browned. Now add the peanuts and fry for two minutes. Next add the salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, cumin powder,garam masala, sugar, amchoor powder, tomato puree and fry all these masalas for two minutes before adding the potatoes. Now add the water for the gravy and simmer for five minutes.

IMG-5108.JPGOur Potato and Peanut Curry is done. You can garnish with kasuri methi or cilantro. Serve it with pooris, naan, tandoori rotis or anything that you like.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

 

Mashed Green Peas And Potato Curry

MASHED GREEN PEAS AND POTATO CURRY

Hello friends. If someday, you get bored by the regular preparation of your lunch and dinner platters of rice, dal chapatis and subzis or when you want to go creative and healthy, the hassle-free way then you can make this Bihari style traditional green peas curry which is easy to make,very tasty and a definite good change for your boredom. So let’s try it. The recipe is as follows:—-

Ingredients:-

  1. Green Peas-250 gms
  2. Potatoes-1(big)
  3. Onions-2
  4. Green Chillies-2
  5. Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
  6. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  7. Coriander-Cumin Powder-1 tsp
  8. Kitchen King Masala-1 tsp
  9. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  10. Tomato Puree-2 tbsp
  11. Dry Mango Powder or Amchoor Powder-1 tsp
  12. Kasuri Methi-1/2 tsp
  13. Salt-According to taste
  14. Cilantro-For Garnishing

For the tempering or tadka—-

  1. Cumin- 1 tsp
  2. Asafoetida-A pinch
  3. Vegetable Oil-1 tbsp

STEPS

Step 1

IMG-5081.JPGFirstly pound the green peas in a masher till half mashed. Chop the onions and green chillies and the cilantro. Boil the potatoes and cut them into cubes.

Step 2

Take a kadhai. Add some vegetable oil, cumin and asafoetida to it. When it splutters, add the chopped onions and green chillies to it. Half-fry the onions and then add the masalas namely salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder,coriander-cumin powder, kitchen king masala, garam masala and fry for two minutes. Now add the tomato puree kasuri methi and dry mango powder or amchoor powder and fry again for two minutes. Now add the half-mashed peas and boiled potatoes and water to make the gravy. Boil the gravy for five minutes. Lastly, add the freshly chopped coriander.

IMG-5079.JPGOur Mashed Green Peas And Potato Curry is done. Serve it with steamed rice, dal, some stir-fries or anything you want.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!! 

 

Chicken And Garbanzo Beans Curry

CHICKEN AND GARBANZO BEANS CURRY

Hello and welcome buddies to my corner again. I hope you all are doing good. Being a homemaker I make food every day for my family and I try to make dishes of all kinds for my kids sometimes introducing them to some new ones too. Usually, I try to make something wholesome on weekends as it is the only time the whole family gets together to have some fun and enjoyable moments. On this weekend, my daughter wanted to have something with chicken so, on checking my fridge I found some garbanzo beans and decided to make a fusion dish out of it. I made this curry of chicken with garbanzo beans with mild spices and well, it turned out good. So I decided to share it with you all. You too can try it if you like it. Goes well with chapatis or rice and is truly wholesome. The recipe is as follows:—-

Ingredients:

  1. Chicken -200 gms
  2. Garbanzo Beans -250 gms
  3. Onion – 2
  4. Green Chillies – 2
  5. Ginger-Garlic Paste -1 tsp
  6. Coriander Powder -1 tsp
  7. Garam Masala -1 tsp
  8. Turmeric Powder -1 tsp
  9. Red Chilly Powder -1 tsp
  10. Salt -According to taste
  11. Tomato Puree -2 tbsp
  12. Dry Mango Powder -1 tsp
  13. Vegetable Oil -2 tbsp
  14. Freshly Chopped Coriander -For Garnish

STEPS

Step 1

IMG-5025.JPG Soak the garbanzo beans overnight and boil them till done. Boil the chicken in salted water. Chop onions, green chillies and coriander and keep aside.

Step 2

Take a kadhai. Add oil to it and, next add some whole garam masala i.e, small and big cardamom, cinnamon. Now add the chopped onions and fry till half done. Now add the ginger- garlic paste and green chillies. Next add the coriander powder, red chilly powder, salt, turmeric powder and fry for two minutes. Now add the tomato puree and blanched chicken and fry again. After frying for three minutes add the boiled beans and add garam masala and dry mango powder. Fry everything well again for five minutes. Now add water to make the gravy.

Step 3

Boil the curry on medium flame and garnish with chopped fresh coriander.

IMG-5031.JPGOur Chicken And Garbanzo Beans Curry is done. Serve it with naan, tandoori rotis, lachcha parantha or steamed rice.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

 

Pumpkin With Moong Dal Badis

PUMPKIN WITH MOONG DAL BADIS

Hello everyone. Welcome once again to my corner. I am, as you may have noticed focussed on sharing with you all authentic recipes in my starting series which I will expand more to include modern, fusion and also international cuisine in the near future. This recipe is a very famous and a regular dish in the rural North Indian segment of our country. It is made in yellow mustard gravy and is given a slight tangy touch. It is eaten along with steamed rice and phulkas too. I make this dish sometimes which is enjoyed by all in my family. If you like it you too can make it. So the recipe is as follows–

Ingredients:-

  1. Green Pumpkin – 250 gms
  2. Moong Dal  Badis – 100gm
  3. Yellow Mustard – 150 gms
  4. Turmeric Powder -1 tsp
  5. Coriander Powder -1 tsp
  6. Red Chilly Powder -1 tsp
  7. Garam Masala -1 tsp
  8. Tomato Puree -2 tbsp
  9. Dry Mango Powder -1 tsp
  10. Salt – According to taste
  11. Freshly Chopped Coriander -For Garnish

For the tempering or tadka:

  1. Five Spice -1 tsp
  2. Asafoetida – A pinch
  3. Bay Leaf -2
  4. Kasuri Methi -1 tsp
  5. Fortune Mustard or Vegetable Oil -2 tbsp

STEPS

Step 1

IMG_5015.jpgFirstly fry the moong dal badis in 1 tsp of oil and keep aside. (I have shared the recipe for making moong dal badis in one of my earlier blogs. Please refer it from there). Peel and cut the veggie into medium-sized cubes. Grind the yellow mustard to a fine paste. Chop the coriander.

Step 2

In a heavy bottomed pan, add the tempering ingredients and the chopped veggies. Add the salt and turmeric powder and cook for three minutes covered with a lid. When the veggie gets softer add the masalas, red chilly powder, coriander powder and tomato puree and fry for two minutes. Now add the yellow mustard paste and fry again for two minutes. Add the remaining masalas,garam masala, dry mango powder and fry everything again for a minute and add water to make the gravy. Now add the badis and let it cook for four minutes to make the badis softer.

IMG_5017.jpgOur Pumpkin With Moong Dal Badis is done. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve it with phulkas, steamed rice, dal and veggies of your choice.

Note point:—The curry should be a little tangier to get the best experience. So adjust the amounts of tomato puree and dry mango powder accordingly.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a rocking week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!