Thursday, 6 March 2014

Fried rice

This a simple to make rice dish that can be had by itself or with any chinese curry dish like Gobi Machurian

What you need:
Basmati rice 2 cups
Carrot 1 copped
Celery sticks 2 chopped
Vegetables like carrot, potato - finely chopped as needed
Ground black pepper 2 spoons
Soy sauce 2 spoons or as needed
Salt to taste
Ginger garlic paste 2 spoons
Green onions 1 bunch
Oil 2 spoons

1) Wash rice and cook for 15 minutes
2) Add oil to pan along with ginger garlic paste
3) Add green onions and other veggies and saute for 5 mins
4) Add salt and pepper
5) Add rice and mix well
6) Add soya sauce and mix well
7) Let it cook for 5 minutes covered

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Jeera Pulao (rice dish)

This is a light rice dish that goes well with any Indian curry. It tastes especially good with Tadka daal

What you need:
Basmati rice 2 cups (long grained)
Oil 2 spoons
Cilantro handful
Onion 1/4 cup finely chopped
Green chillies 2 finely chopped
Cumin seeds 1-2 spoons
Whole garam masala (not powder)
Salt to taste
Water 3 cups

1) Wash rice and soak in water for 1/2 hour
2) Heat the oil/ghee in pan and add the garam masala powder along with cumin seeds
3) Add onions and saute until light brown
4) Add green chillies, cilantro, salt and mix well
5) Add water to cook rice for 15 minutes
6) Garnish and serve

How to make shahi paneer

Wondering how to make shahi paneer? It is actually quite simply to make. This dish is slightly sweet and goes well along with biryani or naan. It is a high calorie rich dish

What you need to make shahi paneer:
Paneer cubes 2 cups
Almond 1 cup
Onion finely chopped
Ginger paste 1/2 spoon
Garlic paste 1/2 spoon
Green chilly paste 1/2 spoon
Coriander powder 2 spoon
Cumin powder 1 spoon
Garam masala 1 spoon
Pepper powder 2 spoon
Black cumin seeds 1 spoon
Yogurt 1 cup
Milk 1 cup
Salt to taste
Sugar 1/4 spoon
Oil 2 spoons
Cilantro for garnish

Method - how to make shahi paneer:
1) Soak almonds in milk for 15 mins and grind it into a paste
2) Heat oil in pan, add cumin seeds and onions to it. Fry until light brown
3) Add ginger, garlic and green chilly paste
4) Add yogurt, cumin powder, garam masala and cook for 2 minutes
5) Add paste made in 1 above
6) Add water and boil the mixture
7) Add salt, sugar and pepper powder
8) Let it simmer for 20 mins
9) Add Paneer and let it cook for 5 mins - keep it covered
10) Garnish with cilantro and serve

Now that you know how to make shahi paneer, try it out and post your comments below. There are other variations of how to make shahi paneer but this is good enough to get you started. Maybe later I will post other how to make shahi paneer recipes.