19 July, 2011

Paneer Capsicum Masala/Paneer Capsicum Gravy

This's one my creation with adding  nuts paste and onion tomato Paste.Basic ingredients  is same only but, i tried in different style.Lets see the recipe,

Saute,under ingredients in little oil and grind in to  smooth paste, with little water.
Ingredients 1:
  •  Cloves-3
  •  Cinnamon-1" piece
  •  Onion- 1 big size(chopped)
Ingredients 2:

Soak these ingredients in water for 30 mins to 1 hour,grind in to smooth paste and keep aside.

  • Cashew nuts-5 nos
  • Badam/Almonds-5 nos
  • Red chillies-4-5 

Ingredients 4:
 Basic list for gravy,
  • Take 3 large tomato and make a puree.
  • Ginger Garlic Paste-1 tablespoon
  • Bay Leaves-2
  • Garam masala-1 teaspoon
  • Salt
  • Kasoori methi leaves -Little 
  • Red chilly powder-(Optional)
  • Jeera powder-1 teaspoon
  • Oil/Butter-2 tablespoon
  •  Sour cream - 2 tablespoon (Optional)

Ingredients 5:
              Dice all three in to small bite pieces,and shallow fry one by one,in very little oil.Keep aside.
  • Paneer- 200 grams
  • Onion- 1/2 medium size
  • Capsicum-1/2 medium size(I used red capsicum)

  1. Heat oil in a pan, add jeera and bay leaf roast it.
  2. Next add ginger garlic paste saute well.
  3. Now add the grounded Onion mixture ,under Ingredients 1 list.Fry this for almost 2-3 mins in low flame.
  4. Then add the tomato puree,add dry powders (Tumeric powder,red chilly powder,jeera powder)  and salt. give a mix.Cook it for 5 mins in low flame.
  5. Once the gravy came semi thick add nuts and red chilly mixture,under Ingredients 3 list.
  6. Add little water and close the lid,cook this for 2-3 mins.In between give a mix.
  7. Once the nuts raw smells goes from the gravy add,shallow fried Onions,capsicum, and paneer.
  8. Add Kasoori methi on top,give it a mix,boil it for 2-3 mins.
  9. Put the garam masala powder on it mix well.\
  10. Add the sour cream in to gravy and mix gently with spoon.Boil it for 2-3 mins in low flame that's it,Yum Yum Curry/Gravy is ready to serve.
  11.  Garnish it with sour cream and cilantro,serve hot with any type of Roti and Pulao.
  Am sending this recipe to Lets cook -subzis for roti ,Radika -Tickling Palate.

12 July, 2011

Vegetable Biriyani


  1. Basmathi rice /Seraga samba -2 cups
  2. Mixed Vegetables(Carrot,beans,peas)-1 cup (Sliced in to medium pieces)
  3. Onion-1 (Sliced)
  4. Tomato-2 (Chopped)
  5. Ginger Garlic Paste-1 table spoon
  6. Green chilly-2 (sliced)
  7. Mint leaves-1/4 cup(Chopped)
  8. Cilantro-1/4 cup
  9. Bay leaves-2 
  10. Cloves-3
  11. Cinnamon- Two 1" size
  12. Star anise-2
  13. Black cardamam-1
  14. Ghee/Oil-3 table spoon
  15. Water-3 cups 
To Grind:
  1. Onion-1/2 cup (chopped)
  2. Tomato-1 
  3. Mint and cilantro-1/4 th cup each
  4. Green chilly-2
  5. Fennel seeds-1 teaspoon
  6. Jeera-1 teaspoon
  7. Green Cardamom-1
  1. Soak the rice for 30 mns.Drain all the water and roast in teaspoon of ghee.(Roasting is optional)
  2. Grind all things under "To Grind" list,with adding little water.
  3. Now heat Ghee &Oil in Cooker/Non-stick pan.
  4. Add Whole garam masala one by one,roast till get aroma.
  5. Put ginger garlic paste and fry well.
  6. Then add green chilly and onion,fry till onion comes semi roast.
  7. Add chopped tomato and fry till get mushy.
  8. Then add the grounded mixture and fry till,it loses oil in edges.
  9. Now add Turmeric powder and salt,mix well.
  10. Put Cilantro and Mint fry for a while,
  11. Add the vegetable ,give it a mix close the lid for 5 mns.Allow the vegetable to half cook.
  12. Once the vegetable half cooked,add water and bring to boil then add the roasted rice.
  13. On top add garam masala powder and give a mix and close the lid.Check salt here.
  14. If u cooking in Pressure cooker take 3 whistle.In Pan means,keep the stove in medium heat &close the lid for 15 mins.
  15. If all water drains,switch of the stove and close the lid.Keep on the same stove top for 10 mins.
  16. Then open and give it a mix with Fork.
  17. Serve hot with raitha.

06 July, 2011

Ginger & Garlic Thuvaiyal


Hi,Friends Hope u all doing G8.After a month am posting a Recipe.Due to sum sum reason i missed it.Here after have to post regularly... :) 

This's my own preparation.This's one of the best Home Remedy for Cold and Cough.Own Experience :)...Can adjust Ginger level to your taste.Can,Serve this with white rice (R) Rasam Satham. Recipe follows,

  1. Garlic- 1/2 cup(Peeled and chopped)
  2. Ginger- 1/2 cup (Chopped)
  3. Channa Dal-1 tablespoon
  4. Urad dal- 1/2 teaspoon
  5. Red Chillies-3-4 nos
  6. Pepper Corns- 1 Teaspoon
  7. Jeera -1/2 teaspoon
  8. Coriander seeds-1 teaspoon
  9. Coconut-1/4 cup (Shredded)
  10. Tamarind- little
  11. Oil/Salt.
  1. Heat teaspoon of oil in Pan.
  2. Add jeera,Pepper corns,Channa dal and urad dal roast till get nice aroma.
  3. Add Red chilly and fry.
  4. Then add Ginger and Garlic together and fry in medium flame till all cooks.
  5. Finally add the coconut and fry for a minute in low flame.
  6. Then Switch off,Let't be cool.
  7.  Then,grind in to smooth paste.
  8. Add very little water while grinding.
  9. That's it easy simple and Flavorful Thuvaiyal's ready to have with white rice.