Mutter Paneer (Peas and Indian Cottage Cheese)

Ingredients
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 1 cup cubed paneer
  • 1/2 cup crushed onion
  • 1 cup crushed  tomato
  • 1 cup  plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp   ginger garlic paste
  • 1  green chilli chopped
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1  tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp  garam masala
  • 3 to 4  bay leaves
  • 2 cups  water
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • hopped cilantro for garnishing
Method
  1. Heat oil in the a deep pan
  2. Add cumin seeds let it splatter, quickly turmeric powder
  3. Add crushed onion and ginger garlic paste let cook till it is golden brown
  4. Add crush tomatoes and let it cook
  5. Add all the spices and add peas  cover and,cook it for few minutes
  6. Add yogurt and stir it well and add paneer cubes and cook it for few minutes
  7. Serve hot and garnish it with chopped cilantro

January 13, 2008 at 6:38 am Leave a comment

Jeera Aloo (Cumin Potatoes)

Ingredients
2 cups boiled and cubed potatoes
2 Tsp Jeera (cumin seeds)
1tsp  red chilli powder
1 tsp amchur powder  (dry mango powder)
Salt to taste
2 Tsp oil or ghee (Clarified Butter)
Chopped cilantro to garnish
Method
Heat oil or ghee in the pan
Add cumin  seeds in the oil, let it splatter quickly add red chilli powder
Add cubed potatoes stir it add salt let it cook for few minutes
Add amchur powder stir it
Garnish it with chopped cilantro
serve as an appatizer or side dish

January 13, 2008 at 6:32 am Leave a comment

Gobhi Aloo (Cauliflower and Potatoes)

Ingredients
  • 1 cup  pealed and cubed potatoes
  • 2 cups  cauliflower cut in to pieces
  • 1 small can of tomato sauce
  • 2 Tsp   oil
  • 1tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 green chili chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger chopped
  • 1/4 tsp red chili powder
  • 1tsp turmuric powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped cilantro for garnish
Method
  1. Heat oil in the pan
  2. Add cumin seeds let it splatter quickly add turmeric powder, ginger, green chili and add tomato sauce
  3. Add cauliflower and potatoes stir it and add salt
  4. Cover the lid let it cook for 7to 8 minutes
  5. Check the cauliflower if it is cooked then add garam masala, garnish it with cilantro.

January 13, 2008 at 6:27 am Leave a comment

Bindi Masala (Cut Okra with Indian Spices)

Ingredients:
1 lb fresh/frozen okra
1tsp cumin seeds
1tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp amchur powder
¼ tsp garam masala
2 tsp oil
Salt to taste

Method:
1) Heat oil in the pan
2) Put cumin seeds. Let it splatter
3) Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder
4) Mix it well and quickly add cut okra. Add salt and cover it with lid and let it cook for 5-6 minutes on low heat
5) Open lid and check if it is soften. Stir it and cook for few more minutes
6) Add coriander powder, amchur powder and garam masala and it is ready.

January 13, 2008 at 6:05 am Leave a comment

Palak Paneer (Spinach & Indian Cheese)

Ingredients:

1 lb fresh or frozen spinach
1 ½ cup paneer pieces
1 big size Onion
2 tomatoes
1 tsp corn starch
1tbsp lemon juice (optional)
1tbsp ginger garlic paste
½ tsp red chilli powder
½ tsp turmeric powder
2 tbsp any oil of your choice
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Method:
1) Boil the spinach in the microwave or on the stove for 10 min and let it cool.
2) Grind it in blender
3) Chop onion and tomatoes and green chillies
4) Heat the oil in a pan and saute onions. Add chopped tomatoes garlic ginger paste, red chilli powder,turmeric powder, peppeer and salt to taste.
5) Let it cook for 3-4 minutes
6) Add spinach to the paste and let it simmer. Then add paneer pieces.
7) Cover the lid n let it simmer for sometime.
8) Add corn starch and mix it well
9) Add lemon juice.

January 13, 2008 at 5:58 am Leave a comment

Samosa

Ingredients:

For Samosa Dough :
1 ½ cup all purpose flour
¼ cup Oil 
1/3 cup or more – water to make a tight dough
Salt to taste
For Samosa Filling :
2 cups crushed boiled potatoes
½ cup frozen green peas
2 tbsp chopped cilantro leaves
1 or 2 green chillies (optional)
1 tsp cumin seeds
½ tsp red chilli powder
¼ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp chopped ginger
1tsp amchur powder
Salt to taste
Oil (Vegetable, Canola or Mustard Oil)
Method:

1) Heat the oil in the pan, add cumin seeds and let it splatter
2) Add turmeric powder, red chili powder chopped green chilli, ginger, chopped cilantro leaves, green peas.
3) Add crushed potatoes and salt. Mix it welll for 5-6 minutes. Switch off the gas.

For the dough :
1) Take the flour and oil ansd salt. Mix it with hand and add water.Knead it well to make a tight dough
2) Make small balls of equal size and roll in to make circle of 5 to 6 inches in diameter.Cut into half.Each half makes 1 samosa.
3) Shape one half into a cone and stuff it with patato filling. Apply water to close the edges and seal it.
4) Heat oil in a deep pan and fry these samosas until they are golden brown and crispy.

Enjoy hot samosas with mint chutney (dip).

Tip: The filled samosas without frying can be kept in fridge for a week.  This also helps in quick bulk preparation.This can be made ahead of time and can be frozen without frying for future use.

January 13, 2008 at 5:46 am Leave a comment

Welcome !

spices1.gifspices1.gifWe at Mall of India are excited to share our Indian Cuisine with all of our Cooking members and general readers.

As you know, Indian cuisine is distinguished by its sophisticated use of spices and herbs and the influence of the longstanding and widespread practice of vegetarianism in Indian society. Through these recipies you will get a window into the Indian Cuisine and Flavors.

We welcome your feedback and support.

 You can reach us at iCook@myMallofIndia.com

January 13, 2008 at 5:37 am Leave a comment


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