Thursday, May 29, 2014

Tawa Quinoa Pulao

Tawa Quinao Pulao

2 cups of cooked quinoa 
1/2 cup of minced onions 
1/2 cup crushed tomatoes 

4 green chillies
1 cup of mixed vegetables (I used peas, carrots, capsicum) (cook in Microwave for 5 mins)

1 cup paneer(cubed)
2 tsp of pav bhaji masala 
1/2 of a lime or lemon 
1 tbsp of butter

2 tbsp of oil
1 tsp of Ginger and garlic  


1. Heat oil in a pan until melted
2. Add 1/2 minced onion,  green chillies and 1tsp giner & ginger. Saute until the onion turns pink and the mixture is fragrant
3. Add all the vegetables and Paneer and stir well to combine. As your vegetables are already cooked , just cover on low flame until the vegetables are cooked yet hold their shape. Uncover and saute a min longer until the extra water, if any, is absorbed
4. Add the pav bhaji masala and some salt. Mix and add the cooked quinao. Mix again
5. Turn off heat, add the remaining 1 tbsp butter and some chopped coriander leaves (optional). Mix and squeeze some lime or lemon over it before serving

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Green Beans with sesame powder

Green beans - 2 cups ( cook in micro wave with little water for 5-6 mins)
onion - m - chopped
Oil 2 tb
Sesame seeds 1 tb
Cumin seeds 1 ts
Garlic 4 cloves
Desiccated Coconut powder 1 tb
Chilly powder 1 ts
coarinader powder - 1tsp
Mustard seeds ¼ ts
Curry leaves 3 spr
Turmeric pinch 

method :

Masala :
First roast the sesame seeds, cumin seeds, in a slow flame, in this add garlic, home made coconut powder, chilly powder, salt, mix it well and put into the blender make a coarse powder.

1.Heat oil in a pan 
2.Add mustard seeds and let splutter, 
3. Add curry leaves and onions  fry them well, 
4. Add cooked beans and  turmeric, salt.
5. Add coriander powder, mix it well 
6. Put the lid on and cook for 5 mins till the beans are little fried
7.Add above made masala powder, keep it in low flame for 5 mins.
8.mix this and switch off the flame.

Serve this with chapatti, roti, and rice.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Chicken Cherga

Chicken - 2 lbs

Salt - 1tsp
Red chilli powder - 1tsp
Coarinder powder - 1tsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curd - 3/4 cup
Garlic - 4 cloves ( grind garlic with little curd n keep a side)

Dry red chillies -  2 broken

Ginger - 1 tsp  ( grated)
Green chillies - 4 ( Slit)
Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup

1)  Marinate chicken with Garlic, Curd, salt , Red chili powder, coriander powder, garlic paste, turmeric, cumin seeds, garam masala, mix well..keep  aside ( best if kept for atleast 30 mins) 

2) Add oil in a big pan , when oil is hot add red chilies when they sizzle, Add marinated chicken ...kepp mixing it nicely until u see nice brown color...( it will take more than 10 mins) without lid. 

3) Now keep the lid and cook for 5 mins.

4) Add ginger, green chillies n Coriander leaves on top n mix once n closed the lid n reduce the flame....cook on slow flame for 15 mins...