Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Pav bhaji | Street style Pav bhaji | Healthy, mix veg bhaji (no potato added) | One pot bhaji recipe

Ingredients

1. Cauliflower 1 cup (cut into pieces)
2. Cabbage 1 cup (cut into pieces)
3. Carrot 1 cup (cut into pieces)
4. Green beans 1 cup (cut into pieces)
5. Capsicum 1 cup (cut into cubes)
6. Beet root 1 cup (cut into pieces)
7. Green peas 1 cup
8. Onion 1/2 cup (chopped)
9. Tomatoes 1 cut (chopped)
10. Salt to taste
11. Turmeric powder 2 tsp
12. Coriander powder 2 tbsp
13. Pav bhaji masala powder 4 tbs
14. Coriander leaves (finely chopped)
15. Butter 2 tbsp
16. Cooking oil 2 tbsp
17. Ginger garlic 1 tbsp (finely chopped)
18. Sweet bread

Preparation

1. In a pressure cooker take 2 tbsp of cooking oil, to which  add 1 tbsp of finely chopped ginger garlic, saute for few seconds now add chopped onions and cook till golden brown. when the onions are cooked add chopped tomatoes and cooke till the raw smell of the tomatoes are gone.
2. Once the tomatoes are cooked, add salt to taste, 2 tsp of turmeric powder, 2 tbs of coriander powder and 2 tbsp of pav bhaji masala powder and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, sprinkle water if needed. (pav bhaji masala consist of a lot of spices including red chili powder in it, so no need to add any extra spices).
3. When the masala is done cooking, add all the vegetables (wash the vegetables properly before cooking). Stir the veggies, pour 1 and 1/2 cup of water and cover the lid. Wait for one whistle, on medium to high heat. Once the whistle is done, let the pressure to release.
4. Open the lid of the pressure cooker, while the curry is boiling mix all the vegetables using a hand blender, mixer or a hand masher.
5. Check the consistency of the gravy and add water or reduce the gravy by boiling it for more time. Once everything is checked, add 2tbsp of pav bhaji masala powder and handful of finely chopped coriander leaves.
6. Now turn off the heat and add 2 tbsp of butter, Take it out and keep it aside. Now on a skillet warm (mild toast) the breads or the pav from both the sides. Add butter (optional)
7. Garnish with some extra butter, chopped onion, lemon and pavs. And enjoy your street style pav bhaji.




Thank you, eat healthy and stay healthy.



Note- Potato is one of the main ingredient in pav bhaji.  Add potato if you like it that way. To mash the curry you can also use mixer or hand masher. 

















Friday, December 22, 2017

Chili Paneer

Ingredients

1. Paneer 200 grams (cut into cubes)
2. Onion 1 cup ( cut into dice)
3. Cabbage 1/2 cup (cut into dice)  optional
4. Green bell pepper 1/2 cup (cut into dice)
5. Ginger 1 inch (finely chopped)
6. Garlic 2 cloves (finely chopped)
7. Green chili whole 2
8. Salt to taste
9. Corn starch 1 tbsp
10. All purpose flour 2 tbsp
11. Tomato ketchup 2 tbsp
12. Green chili sauce 1 tbsp
13. Dark soy sauce 1 tsp
14. Black pepper powder
15. Kasmiri red chili powder 2 tsp
16. Cooking oil (for shallow frying)

Preparation

1. Cut the paneer into small cubes. And cut the onions, cabbage (optional) and green bell peppers into dice. Finely chop ginger and garlic, keep all the veggies aside.
2. Take the paneer in a bowl and sprinkle salt to taste, kasmiri red chili powder or peprika powder for red color, now add one tsp of corn starch and 2 tbsp of all purpose flour, sprinkle some water and mix so that paneer are coated with the batter. (as shown in picture)
3. Now heat 1/2 cup of oil in pan for shallow frying, fry the paneers on medium to high heat till they turn red or till fried from all the sides. Take out and keep them aside.
4. Now in a pan take 2 tbs of cooking oil, add finely chopped ginger, garlic and green chili (whole), saute for few seconds.
5. Now add diced onion and fry till they turn golden brown, when the onions are fried add cabbage (optional), green bell peppers, fry on high heat till they are half cooked. Now add salt to taste and fried paneer and toss them nicely.
6. Now add 2 tbsp of tomato ketchup, 1 tbsp of green chili sauce, 1 tsp of dark soy sauce and 1 to 2 tsp of black pepper powder. mix all the ingredients and turn off the heat.
7. Take it out and serve hot as a starter or with naan or kulcha and enjoy your chili paneer.




Eat healthy and stay healthy.







Friday, December 15, 2017

Spinach and cottage cheese curry | Saag paneer | Creamy spinach, green peas and cheese curry

Ingredients 

1. Spinach 2 cups (chopped or shredded)
2. Cottage cheese or paneer 1 cup (cubes)
3. Onion 1/2 cup (finely chopped)
4. Tomatoes 1/2 cup (finely choppeed)
5. Ginger 1 tbs (finely chopped)
6. Green chili 1 (chopped)
7. Cumin seed 1 tsp
8. Salt to taste
9. Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
10. Coriander powder 1/2 tsp
11. Garam masala powder 1 tsp 
12. Green peas 1 cup (optional)
13. Cooking oil 2 tbsp
14. Heavy cream 2 tbsp 
15. Red chili powder 1 tsp


Preparation 

1. Cut the paneer or cottage cheese into cubes, shred the spinach wash properly and keep them aside. Chop green chili and ginger.
2. Now in a pan take 2 tbsp of olive oil or cooking oil, add 1 tsp of cumin seeds, when the seeds crackles put chopped green chili and chopped ginger saute for few seconds.
3. Now add chopped onion and fry them till they golden brown or fried nicely, add chopped tomatoes and cook on medium to low heat till the raw smell of the tomato is gone.
4. When the onion and tomatoes are cooked, add salt to taste, 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp of coriander powder, 1 tsp of red chili powder and 1 tsp of garam masala powder.
5. Mix all the ingredients properly, sprinkle water if needed. Once the masala is done add 2 cups of shredded spinach and cook on medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Cover the spinach and let it to cook. Spinach may release some water for that squeeze out all the water while washing or cook it uncovered, so that the water is evaporated.
6. When the spinach is half cooked, add the cottage cheese or paneer cubes and green peas to it. Mix them together and let it to cook uncovered for another 2 to 3 minutes on medium heat. do not add water, keep it dry.
7. Turn off the heat , pour 2 tbsp of fresh heavy cream, Cover it for few minutes before serving. If you want to keep it healthy then avoid adding the cream, it also tastes great without cream.

8. Finally serve it hot with steamed rice, chapati or naan and enjoy the creamy spinach and cottage cheese curry.


                          Thank you, eat healthy and stay healthy.