Thursday, February 23, 2012


Ingredients :-

• 2 generous cups Paneer cubes

• 1 large onion,chopped coarsely

• 3 tbsp butter

• 1/2 - 3/4 cups tomato puree

• 2-3 green chillies, as per taste

• 3-4 cloves garlic

• 2 inch ginger, peeled and chopped

• 1 tsp turmeric powder

• 1 tsp cumin-coriander powder

• 1 tsp Tandoori masala

• 1/2 tsp cardamom powder

• 1 tsp dried kasoori methi

• 1/4 cup cashew paste ( soak few cashew pieces in boiling water and grind)

• 1/4-1/2 cup heavy cream (as needed for consistency)

• salt to taste

• Mint and cilantro to garnish

In a skillet in 1/2 tsp oil, add the onion, chillies, garlic and ginger with a little salt. Saute until soft.

Transfer this mixture to the blender and blend it into a paste.

In the same skillet, add 3 tbsp of butter and then add the onion paste. Cook until butter/oil separates. If using cashew Paste add it along with this mixture now. or you can soak the cashew pieces in hot water and grind it along with the onion mixture.

Add the tomato puree and all the spices. Stir well and cook for another 5-10 minutes or until the raw smell of the puree disappears. Add kasoori methi and cook for another 5 minutes. You can at this point taste and see if you require additional salt. If yes, add more.
Drop in the paneer gently and give it a toss. Cook for another 2-3 minutes for the paneer to absorb the flavors.
Lower the heat to a simmer. Then add the heavy cream. Mix well.
You can garnish it with mint and cilantro if desired.

Hariyali Chicken Tikka


• 1 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro

• 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves

• 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste

• 1 tablespoon lemon juice

• 1 tablespoon green chile paste

• 1 tablespoon salt

• 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into chunks

• ½ cup Yogurt


1. In a large bowl, grind together the cilantro, mint leaves, ginger garlic paste, lemon juice, green chile paste, and salt. Place the chicken in the bowl, and rub with the mixture and curd. Cover, and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours.

2. Preheat the oven broiler. Lightly grease a baking dish.

3. Place the chicken in skewers, and broil 20 minutes and then turn and repeat the broil process or until chicken juices run clear and a char color comes on the chicken.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Cheese Puffs


•1 cup milk
•1/4-pound (1 stick) unsalted butter
•1 teaspoon salt
•1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
•1 cup all-purpose flour
•4 extra-large eggs
•1/2 cup grated Gruyere, plus extra for sprinkling
•1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
•1 egg beaten with 1 teaspoon water, for egg wash

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a saucepan, heat the milk, butter, salt and pepper, over medium heat, until scalded. Add the flour all at once and beat it vigorously with a wooden spoon until the mixture comes together. Cook, stirring constantly, over low heat for 2 minutes. The flour will begin to coat the bottom of the pan. Dump the hot mixture into the bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade. Immediately add the eggs, Gruyere, and Parmesan and pulse until the eggs are incorporated and the dough is smooth and thick.
Spoon the mixture into a pastry bag fitted with a large plain round tip ( You can also use ziplock bags if you do not have pastry bag). Pipe in mounds 1 1/4 inches wide and 3/4-inch high onto the baking sheets. With a wet finger, lightly press down the swirl at the top of each puff. (You can also use 2 spoons to scoop out the mixture and shape the puffs with damp fingers.) Brush the top of each puff lightly with egg wash and sprinkle with a pinch of Gruyere. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown outside but still soft inside

Graham Cracker Crust

1 1/2 cups crushed graham crackers
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted
1.In a small bowl, combine the crumbs and sugar; add butter and blend well. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 9-in. pie plate.
2.Refrigerate for 30 minutes before filling, or bake at 350 degrees F for 7-8 minutes or until crust is lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack before filling.

Key Lime Pie

For the Filling -
•3 large egg yolks
•1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
•2 teaspoons grated lime zest
•1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
•1/2 cup heavy cream
•1 9-inch graham cracker crust

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and condensed milk. Stir in the lime zest, lime juice, and cream. Pour the filling into the crust and bake about 30 minutes or until firm. Remove pie from oven.

Gobhi Manchurian


Cauliflower – 1 medium, cut to bite-size florets
Oil – for deep frying

For the batter:

All-purpose Flour – 5 Tbsp
Corn Starch – 3 Tbsp
Salt – 1/4 tsp
Red Pepper powder– 1/4 tsp
Water – 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp

For the sauce:

Oil – 1 Tbsp
Onion – 1 medium, chopped in big cubes
Green Capsicum - 1 medium chopped in big cubes

Green Chilies – to taste, cut diagonally
Ginger Garlic paste – 2 table spoons
Maggi hot and sweet Ketchup – 4 Tbsp
Soy Sauce – 4 tsp or to taste
White Vinegar – 2 tsp
Water – 4 Tbsp
Corn Starch – 2 tsp
Green Onions – 2 stalks, cut diagonally for garnishing

To make the batter -
1.Add All-purpose flour, Corn Starch, Salt, Red Pepper powder and Water to a small bowl. Mix until there are no lumps.
2. Coat Cauliflower pieces well with batter and deep fry until Cauliflower is a medium dark brown color.
3.Finish frying all of the Cauliflower.

To make the sauce-
1. Heat Oil in a medium non-stick pan.
2. Add Onions, Green Chilies and Garlic and cook until Onions are light brown.
3. Add Capsicums and Maggi hot and sweet Ketchup and cook until Oil starts to separate from mixture.
4. Add Soy Sauce and Vinegar and mix well.
5. Mix 2 tsp Corn Starch with 4 Tbsp Water and add it to the pan. Cook for 1-2 minutes until sauce starts to thicken.
6.Add the fried cauliflowers to the pan with the sauce. Toss well to coat Cauliflower completely.
7. Add Green Onions and toss again.
8. Serve immediately.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Veg Pizza

  • 1 Pizza Base
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • Pinch of Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Green Capsicum (chopped)
  • 1/2 cups Onions (chopped)
  • 1 cup Cheese (grated) preferably Parmesan or Mozarella.

  • Sauté capsicum and onions.
  • Spread sauce over pizza crust.
  • Top the sauce with Cheese.
  • Add sauted capsicum n onion on top.
  • Preheat oven to 400° C
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until crust is brown.