Maize Flour Keema Parantha

MAIZE FLOUR KEEMA PARANTHA

Hello, and welcome to my cooking corner again. In India, from time immemorial, there has been a tradition of eating thick rotis apart from our regular chapatis made from wheat flour. In the region of Gujarat, we see that people eat rotis made from flours like bajra called as ‘Bhakri’ while in Punjab people eat maize flour rotis called ‘Makke di roti’ which is best teamed with Sarson ka Saag. In Bihar, people eat rice flour rotis. So it has been a continuous tradition to thrive on hand made rotis all over India as they are tastier and healthier too. I too personally like to eat one of these rotis once in a day. And so today I am going to share a recipe of maize flour paranthas mixed with a spicy keema batter which is really a great breakfast or brunch idea you can try anytime. It is handy to make too and super fun to taste. So let’s start with the making—

Ingredients:-For the maize flour paranthas-

  1. Maize Flour-400 gms
  2. Onions-2
  3. Green Chillies-2
  4. Salt-According to taste
  5. Water-According to use

For the keema batter

  1. Chicken Keema-250 gms
  2. Onion-11/2
  3. Green Chillies-2
  4. Ginger-Garlic Paste-1 tsp
  5. Tomato Puree-1 tbsp
  6. Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  7. Red Chilly Powder-1/2 tsp
  8. Chicken Masala-1 tsp
  9. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  10. Dried Mint-1 tsp
  11. Red Chilly Flakes-1/2 tsp
  12. Olive Oil- For shallow frying
  13. Salt-According to taste

STEPS

Step 1

20190523_155028.jpgTo make the dough, take a bowl, add the flour, chopped onions, green chilies, salt and keep aside.

Step 2

To make the keema batter, take a pan and add the olive oil. Now add the chopped onions,green chillies and saute for half a minute. Next,add the ginger-garlic paste. Fry it. Now add in the tomato puree and the spices, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, chicken masala,garam masala, dried mint, chilly flakes, salt and saute it for five minutes.

Step 3

Now add the chicken keema. Fry it for four minutes and add little water to cook it. When the keema is cooked saute it again on high flame till done. Let it cool.

Step 4

Now mix in the keema batter in the maize flour with water to get a pliable dough. Now take small portions of the dough and using a rolling pin make mini paranthas from it.

Step 5

20190523_155036.jpgShallow fry the paranthas till crisp and crunchy.

Our Maize Flour Keema Paranthas are done. Serve it with fresh homemade curd.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fish Pizza

FISH PIZZA

Hello and welcome to my cooking corner again. Today I have shared the recipe of Fish Pizza with you all. Pizzas are made in many ways and I added this version of it to the line. It has fried fish and prawns and tasted great. And was liked by my family. It’s a very handy, simple and less time consuming dish. I hope you too will find it tasty. So let’s start with the recipe—

Ingredients:-

  1. Pizza Base-1
  2. Fish Fillets-1 fillet
  3. Prawn-50 gms
  4. Pizza Sauce-1 tbsp
  5. Vegetable Mayonnaise-1 tbsp
  6. Mustard Sauce-1 tsp
  7. Onion-1
  8. Capsicum(green, yellow, red)-1/2 of one for each
  9. Tomato-1/2 of 1
  10. Green Chillies-2
  11. Panir- 4 pieces
  12. Salt-According to taste
  13. Black Salt-A pinch
  14. Black Pepper-A pinch
  15. Paprika-A pinch
  16. Cheese-As required

STEPS

Step 1

Chop the onion and the capsicums into strips. Chop the green chilies and panir into pieces. Marinate the fish fillets and prawns with salt, turmeric powder, and garlic paste.

Step 2

DSC03927.jpgTake a pizza base and apply the pizza sauce on it. Next, apply vegetable mayonnaise and mustard sauce. Take a pan and add some butter. Now add cut capsicums, deseeded tomato, and panir pieces. Season with salt and black pepper powder. Stir fry it.

Step 3

Now shallow-fry the fish and prawns in some butter. Cut the fish into small pieces. Add the fried fish and prawns over the pizza. Add the fried veggie and panir mix over it. Also, sprinkle some paprika. Finally, add some freshly grated cheese over the pizza. Now grease a pan with oil and place the pizza on it. Cook on medium flame till done. Cook it by covering it with a see-through lid.

Note point–You can add more cheese in the pizza according to your wish. Here I have used small amount of cheese. You can add basil, herbs, and mint to the pizza too.

Our Fish Pizza is done. Serve it as a snack anytime you wish to.

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

 

Fish Curry With Buttermilk

FISH CURRY WITH BUTTERMILK

Hello and welcome to my cooking corner again. Today I will share a new version of fish curry which is made in buttermilk and curd, with mild spices and lots of taste. It is a very healthy dish and can be made without oil too. It is a creative twist to making fish curries which can be made in many ways, this being one of them. I hope you guys will like it. So let’s start—

Ingredients:-For the fish marination:-

  1. Fish Fillet-250 gms
  2. Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  3. Salt-According to taste

For the fish gravy:-

  1. Onions-2
  2. Green Chillies-3
  3. Ginger-Garlic Paste-1 tsp
  4. Buttermilk-1cup
  5. Fresh Curd-2 tbsp
  6. Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  7. Red Chilly Powder-1/2 tsp
  8. Garam Masala-1/2  tsp
  9. Fish Masala-1/2 tsp
  10. Sugar-A pinch

For the tempering:-

  1. Vegetable Oil-For frying
  2. Curry Leaves-6
  3. Cumin and Black Mustard-1/2 tsp

For Garnish:-Freshly chopped coriander(optional).

STEPS

Step 1

DSC03743.jpgWash and marinate the fillets with salt and turmeric. Chop the onions and green chilies finely. Shallow fry the fillets nicely. Add the curd in the buttermilk along with sugar and mix well.

Step 2

Take a pan. Add the tempering ingredients. Now, add in the chopped onions and green chilies. Fry for two minutes. Now add the ginger-garlic paste. Fry again. Now add the spices, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder,garam masala, fish masala and fry again. Now add the buttermilk and let it boil for two minutes.

Step 3

DSC03744.jpgNow add in the fried fish. Simmer on low heat. You can garnish it with freshly chopped coriander though it is optional.

DSC03748.jpgOur Fish Curry With Buttermilk is done. Serve it with steamed rice, fried potato chips, and chilly fritters.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicken And Lentil Calzone

CHICKEN AND LENTIL CALZONE

Hello guys, welcome to my cozy corner again. Today I am going to share a recipe of Chicken And Lentil Calzone which is my version of Calzones that I came across reading in some magazine. A Calzone is an oven-baked, folded pizza which originated in Naples in the 18th century. It is generally prepared from a salted dough, filled with ham, chicken, vegetables, lots of cheese and also an egg. And my idea of making it is a bit simpler which has some lentil and minced meat fried in light spices and onions. It is an easy recipe which you can try as a snack. I hope you will like it. So, here is the recipe—

  1. Chicken Keema – 200 gms
  2. Chana Dal – 100 gms
  3. Onion – 2
  4. Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1/2 tsp
  5. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
  6. Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
  7. Red Chilly Powder – 1/2 tsp
  8. Fennel Powder – 1/2 tsp
  9. Dry Mango Powder – 1/2 tsp
  10. Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  11. Salt – According to taste
  12. Sugar – A pinch

For the calzone wrappers:

  1. Refined Flour – 400 gms
  2. Baking Powder – 1/4 tsp
  3. Vegetable Oil – 2 tsp
  4. Water – for making the dough

STEPS

Step 1

Take refined flour in a bowl. Add baking powder and oil in it. Make a pliable dough from it. Chop the onions finely. Boil the chana dal.

Step 2

DSC03585_20190126045946019.jpgTake a pan, add oil. Now add the finely chopped onions. Add ginger garlic paste and saute. Now add spices, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, cumin powder, fennel seed powder,garam masala, dry mango powder, sugar and saute it. Now add the chicken keema and saute for two minutes. Add some water and let the keema cook. Dry it up.

Step 3

Next, add the boiled chana dal and saute everything together for a minute. Cool it.

Step 4

To make the calzones, take one portion of the dough and make a small chapati from it. Fill some of the keema batter in the middle of the chapati, fold it from the middle and stick it to the other end of the chapati using some water. Do so for all of them.

Step 5

dsc03579_20190126050153193Take a pan again. Add vegetable oil. Drop the prepared calzones one by one in it and shallow fry them till crisp, browned and done. Soak any extra oil using a tissue paper.

Our Chicken And Lentil Calzone are ready. Serve it with mayonnaise or a dip of your choice.

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

 

 

 

Fish Kadhi

FISH KADHI

Hello and welcome to my cooking corner again. Today I am going to share a recipe of Fish Kadhi. I think it is a simple, fulfilling dish which is best served with plain rice. I made it today for my daughter, Ambika who is very fond of kadhis. It is really a good one to be had at lunch and I hope you will make it too. It can be made with any fish, preferably fillets but here I have used a fish called Shrimp Scad. So let’s start with it—

Ingredients:-

  1. Shrimp Scad(or any other fish)-1
  2. Gram Flour-50 gms
  3. Curd-200 gms
  4. Onion-1
  5. Green Chillies-2
  6. Salt-According to taste
  7. Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  8. Red Chilly Powder-1/2 tsp
  9. Asafoetida-A pinch
  10. Coriander Powder-1/2 tsp each
  11. Garam Masala-1/2 tsp

For the tempering:-

  1. Cumin and Black Mustard-A pinch
  2. Bay Leaf-1
  3. Asafoetida-A pinch
  4. Cinnamon-A small stick
  5. Clove-2
  6. Cardamom-1
  7. Vegetable Oil-2 tbsp

STEPS

Step 1

Wash and marinate the fish with salt and turmeric powder. Finely chop the onion and green chilies. Take curd in a bowl and beat it well with a beater adding some water. Check the curd and see that if it is slightly tangy, add a pinch of sugar or if it is too fresh then mix in a pinch of salt.

Step 2

DSC03401_20181217214137174.jpgTake a pan and add all the tempering ingredients in it. Add finely chopped onion and green chilies and fry till onions are browned. Now add the spices that are, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder and lastly garam masala and saute for a minute. Then add gram flour and saute it also for half or one minute. Now add the beaten curd to the pan and keep stirring on a low or medium flame for two minutes. Let the kadhi simmer for two more minutes and then add the fish in it.

Our Fish Kadhi is done. Garnish it with chopped cilantro or kasuri methi. Serve it with steamed rice,potato-fenugreek stir fry, and some lemon wedges.

Friends do try the recipe. Share your comments and feedback. Till then have a great week. Healthy cooking, happy living!!!

Mutton Curry With Asafoetida

MUTTON CURRY WITH ASAFOETIDA

Hello and welcome everyone to my little cooking corner. Today I am sharing a recipe of mutton curry with a tempering of asafoetida. We usually make nonvegetarian dishes using ginger-garlic but here I have used an equally interesting ingredient, asafoetida as it is good for digestion and gives a very authentic taste to the curry. It is a flavourful preparation which can be tried on weekends and I hope you guys will like it. So let’s start with the recipe—

Ingredients:-

  1. Mutton-1/2 kg
  2. Onions-5
  3. Curd-100 gm
  4. Asafoetida-1/4 tsp
  5. Ginger Paste-1/2 tsp
  6. Salt-According to taste
  7. Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
  8. Red Chilly Powder-2 tsp
  9. Coriander Powder-2 tsp
  10. Cumin Powder-1 tsp
  11. Mutton Masala-2 tsp
  12. Garam Masala-2 tsp
  13. Fresh Cilantro-For Garnish(optional)

For the tempering:

  1. Cumin-1 tsp
  2. BayLeaf-1
  3. Vegetable Oil-2 tbsp
  4. Cinnamon-1 small stick
  5. Cardamom-2
  6. Kasuri Methi-1 tsp

STEPS

Step 1

DSC03364_20181207193828357.jpgWash the mutton. Chop onions and green chilies and marinate mutton with salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, asafoetida, onions, chilies,coriander-cumin powder, mutton masala,garam masala, ginger paste, cinnamon, cardamom, curd, some oil and keep aside as such for one hour.

Step 2

Take a kadhai and add the tempering ingredients excluding cinnamon and cardamom. When cumin splutters add the marinated mutton and cook on medium flame for fifteen minutes. Cook it till half done.

Step 3

Now transfer the semi-cooked mutton in a pressure cooker and adding enough water cook it till completely done. You may garnish it with freshly chopped cilantro or fresh cream.

DSC03375_20181207194003252.jpgOur Mutton Curry With Asafoetida is done. Serve it with tandoori rotis, vegetable fried rice, and raita.

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

Besani Fish In Onion And Tomato Gravy

BESANI FISH IN ONION AND TOMATO GRAVY

Hello and welcome to my corner again. Usually, on weekends, I prefer to make nonvegetarian dishes. And this Sunday I made a simple fish curry which was delicious and liked by everyone. The dish was Besani Fish In Onion And Tomato Gravy. In the dish, I have coated the boneless fish pieces in a second marination of a spicy gram flour batter and then shallow fried it adding into a spicy and flavourful gravy of onions and tomatoes. I hope you will like the recipe too and try making it sometime pretty soon. So let’s start with the recipe—

Ingredients:-For the fish marination-

  1. Fish(boneless)-250 gms
  2. Salt-According to taste
  3. Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
  4. Garlic Paste-1 tsp

For the gram flour coating

  1. Gram Flour or Besan-300 gms
  2. Salt-According to taste
  3. Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  4. Red Chilly Powder-1/2 tsp
  5. Garam Masala-1/2 tsp
  6. Dry Mango Powder-1/2 tbsp
  7. Vegetable Oil-For shallow frying

For the gravy

  1. Onions-2
  2. Ginger-Garlic Paste-1 tsp
  3. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  4. Coriander Powder-1 tsp
  5. Cumin Powder-1 tsp
  6. Tomato Puree-2 tbsp
  7. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  8. Salt-According to taste
  9. Green Chillies-2
  10. Vegetable oil-1 tbsp
  11. Cilantro or fresh cream-For garnish

For the tempering of the gravy

  1. Cinnamon-1 stick
  2. Cardamom-1
  3. Clove-2
  4. Bay Leaf-1
  5. Cumin-1/2 tsp

STEPS

Step 1

DSC03251.jpgWash and marinate the fish with salt, turmeric powder, and garlic paste and keep it inside the refrigerator for 3 hrs. Use boneless fish for this recipe. Here I have used Roopchanda variety of fish. You can use any other boneless variety also.

Step 2

Now take a bowl. Add gram flour and other given ingredients and make a slightly thick batter of it. Coat the fish pieces in it and shallow fry them in oil. Put on a tissue paper to remove unnecessary oil.

Step 3

DSC03259Now take a wok, add cumin and the tempering ingredients. Next, add chopped onions and ginger-garlic paste and saute for two minutes. Now add all the spices mentioned above and fry for a minute. Now add tomato puree and saute again for two minutes. And then add some onion paste and fry it to remove its rawness. Lastly, add the fried fish and water to make the gravy. Add a pinch of sugar too to get that extra flavor. Simmer the gravy on medium flame before switching the gas off. You can garnish with some chopped green chilies, cilantro or fresh cream.

Our Besani Fish In Onion And Tomato Gravy is ready. Serve it.

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