Schezwan Noodles

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

For 2 persons

 

Ingredients:

Vermicelli of Wheat 1 cup

Oil 1 tbsp

Ginger-Garlic-Chiili finely chopped 1 tbsp

Spring Onion finely chopped 3

(exclude leaves)

French Beans finely chopped 2 tbsp

Carrot finely chopped 1 tbsp

Capisicum finely chopped 1

Schezwan Sauce 2 tbsp

Black Pepper Powder ½ ts

Salt to taste

Vinegar ½ ts

Fresh Coriander Leaves 1 tbsp

Leaves of Spring Onion finely chopped 1 tbsp

 

Method:

Take 2 cup of water in a pan and put it on flame. When water becomes hot, add ½ ts of Oil and little Salt. When water starts to boil, add Vermicelli of Wheat. When Vermicelli softens, remove the pan from the flame and strain the water. Keep Vermicelli a side.

 

Heat Oil in a pan. Add finely chopped Ginger-Garlic-Chilli. When sautéed, add finely chopped Spring Onion, French Beans, Carrot and Capsicum. Stir and sauté. When sautéed, add Schezwan Sauce, Black Pepper Powder and Salt. Mix well. Add Vinegar and mix well. Cook on low flame for 3-4 minuntes.

 

Then, add Vermicelli and mix well. Add very little water only if it is needed. When mixed well, remove the pan from the flame. Make sure not to leave excess water.

 

Take it on a serving plate or in a serving bowl.

 

Garnish with sprinkle of Fresh Coriander Leaves and finely chopped Leaves of Spring Onion.

 

Serve Hot to Enjoy the Fresh Taste.

 

Want Schezwan Noodle…!!!???

No Need of Instant Noodles from the Supermarket…

No Need to Go to Chinese Restaurant…

Just have it in your own kitchen…

Masala Noodles / Spiced Wheat Noodles

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

For 2 persons

 

Ingredients:

Oil 1 ½ ts

Cumin Seeds ½ ts

Onion chopped 1

Tomato chopped 1

Green Chutney 2 tbsp

Tomato Ketchup 1 tbsp

Noodles Masala 1 tbsp

Vermicelli of Wheat 1  cup

Salt to taste

Onion Rings for garnishing.

 

Method:

Take 2 cup of water in a pan and put it on flame. When water becomes hot, add ½ ts of Oil and little Salt. When water starts to boil, add Vermicelli of Wheat. When Vermicelli softens, remove the pan from the flame and strain the water. Keep Vermicelli a side.

 

Heat 1 ts Oil in a pan. Add Cumin Seeds. When spluttered, add chopped Onion. When sautéed, add chopped Tomato and stir. When sautéed, add Green Chutney, Tomato Ketchup, Noodles Masala and Salt. Mix well and cook on low flame for 3-4 minutes.

 

Then, add Vermicelli and mix well. Add very little water only if it is needed. When mixed well, remove the pan from the flame. Make sure not to leave excess water.

 

Remove it on a serving plate or in a serving bowl.

 

Garnish with Onion Rings.

 

Serve Hot.

 

Spiced up and Tempered…to make it satisfying…Spiced Wheat Noodles…

Aachari Daal Open Toast

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

Servings 4

 

Ingredients:

Skinned and Split Pigeon Peas ½ cup

(soaked and boiled)

Oil 1 ts

Onion finely chopped 1

Ginger-Chilli Paste 1 ts

Aachar Masala 1 tbsp

(Pickle Masala)

Capsicum finely chopped 2 tbsp

Tomato finely chopped 2 tbsp

Fresh Coriander Leaves chopped 1 tbsp

Salt to taste

Bread Slice 4

Butter for roasting

Ketchup for serving

 

Method:

Heat Oil in a pan. Add finely chopped Onion and sauté.

 

Add Ginger-Chilli Paste and sauté.

 

Add soaked and boiled Skinned and Split Pigeon Peas and roast while stirring occasionally. Roast it until water gets burnt and mixture becomes dry.

 

Add Aachar Masala, finely chopped Capsicum, Tomato and Fresh Coriander Leaves. Mix well. Topping is ready.

 

Take one Slice of Bread. Apply prepared mixture on it.

 

Pre-heat a roasting pan.

 

Roast prepared Bread Slice using Butter.

 

Repeat to prepare all 4 Bread Slices.

 

Serve Hot with Ketchup.

 

Mouthwatering and Healthy Aachari Daal Open Toast is ready to satisfy your un-timely appetite.

Shahi Shikanji

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

Servings 2

 

Ingredients:

Milk 1 cup

Sweetened Condensed Milk ¼ cup

Saffron threads 3-4

Nutmeg Powder Pinch

Mace Blade Powder Pinch

(Javantri in Gujarati)

Cardamom Powder Pinch

Hung Curd ¼ cup

Milk Cream 1 tbsp

Cashew Nuts pieces ½ tbsp

Almonds chips ¼ tbsp

Pistachio pieces ¼ tbsp

Raisins ¼ tbsp

 

Method:

Take Milk and Sweetened Condensed Milk in a pan and put it on medium flame to boil. When it starts to boil, add Saffron threads, Nutmeg Powder, Mace Blade Powder, Cardamom Powder and continue boiling while stirring occasionally and reducing-increasing flame to boil it repeatedly until it becomes thick.

 

Then, leave it to cool down and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

 

Take it in a blending jar of your mixer. Add Hung Curd and Milk Cream. Just churn it for 5-7 seconds only.

 

Mix Cashew Nuts pieces, Almonds chips, Pistachio pieces and Raisins.

 

Refrigerate it for at least 1 hour.

 

Take it in a serving glass.

 

Garnish with few pieces of Cashew nuts and Pistachio.

 

Serve chilled.

 

Just Chill Out with Chilled Shashi Shikanji…

 

The Royal Gift from the Core State of India…Madhya Pradesh…

Thechwani

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 20 minutes

For 4 persons

 

Ingredients:

Oil 1 tbsp

Cumin Seeds 1 ts

Mustard Seeds ½ ts

Ginger-Garlic-Chilli Paste ½ ts

Onion chopped 1

Tomato chopped 1

Potato peeled and chopped 1

Daikon (Mooli) chopped 1

Black Eyed Beans soaked 1 cup

Salt to taste

Red Chilli Powder 1 ts

Turmeric Powder ½ ts

Corinader-Cumin Powder 1 ts

Garam Masala 1 ts

Fresh Coriander Leaves 1 tbsp

Steamed or Boiled Rice for serving

 

Method:

Take chopped Potato and Daikon in a beating bowl and beat well. Keep a side.

 

Heat Oil in a pressure cooker on high flame. Add Cumin Seeds and Mustard Seeds. When spluttered, add Ginger-Garlic-Chilli Paste and chopped Onion. When sautéed, add chopped Tomato. When sautéed, add beaten Potato and Daikon. Milx well. Add soaked Black Eyed Beans. Mix well.

 

Add Salt, Red Chilli Powder, Turmeric Powder, Coriander-Cumin Powder and Garam Masala. Mix well.

 

Cover the lid of pressure cooker. Pressure cool to 2 whistle.

 

Leave pressure cooker to cool down.

 

Open pressure cooker, Mix well slowly taking care of not mashing the stuff. Remove from pressure cooker in a serving bowl.

 

Sprinkle Fresh Coriander Leaves.

 

Serve with Steamed or Boiled Rice.

 

Daikon is not just for Salad…Cook and Enjoy the Flavour…

Khas Kash Badam ni Khir / Almond Kheer

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

Serving 1

 

Ingredients:

Ghee 1 ts

Poppy Seeds 2 tbsp

Milk 1 cup

Condensed Milk 2 tbsp

Almond Paste 1 tbsp

Almond Chips ¼ cup

Cardamom Powder ¼ ts

Almond Chips and Holy Basil Leaves for garnishing

 

Method:

Heat Ghee in a pan on low flame.

 

Add Poppy Seeds and roast well.

 

Add Milk and boil while stirring occasionally.

 

Add Condensed Milk, Almond Paste, Almost Chips and Cardamom Powder and continue boiling on low-medium flame while stirring occasionally to prevent boil over until it becomes little thick.

 

Remove it in a serving bowl.

 

Garnish with few Almond Chips and 1 or 2 Holy Basil Leaves.

 

Serve Hot and Fresh.

 

Enjoy Healthy and Energising Almond Kheer.

Tender Coconut Laddu

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

Servings 5 Laddu

 

Ingredients:

Cream ¼ cup

Sugar ¼ cup

Tender Coconut ½ cup

Coconut Milk Powder 1 cup

Colour Sugar for garnishing

Paper cake cups for serving

 

Method:

Take Cream and Sugar in a pan and put it on low flame. Stir occasionally. When it thickens, add Tender Coconut and continue cooking on low flame for 5-7 minutes while stirring occasionally. Add Coconut Milk Powder and continue cooking on low flame while stirring. When it thickens, remove the mixture in a bowl. Leave it to cool down.

 

If it is not thick enough to be looking lumpy to shape Laddu, add little more Coconut Milk Powder and mix well.

 

Make number of Laddu (balls) of prepared mixture.

 

Coat each Laddu with Colour Sugar.

 

Put each Laddu separately in Paper cake cup.

 

Serve Fresh for better taste. Can serve refrigerated too.

 

Too Tender…Too Creamy…Too Juicy…Just to Swallow…  Tender Coconut Laddu…

Mooli Salsa / Daikon Salsa

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 5 minutes

For 2 persons

 

Ingredients:

Oil 1 ts

Garlic Buds 5-6

Green Chilli chopped 1-2

Onion chopped 1

Daikon (Mooli) chopped small 1

Capsicum chopped 1

Tomato finely chopped 2

Salt to taste

Fresh Coriander Leaves ½ cup

Tomato Ketchup 2 tbsp

Vinegar 1 ts

Tabasco Sauce ½ ts

Oregano 1 ts

Chilli Flakes 1 ts

 

Nachos for serving

 

Method:

Heat Oil in a pan. add Garlic Buds, chopped Green Chilli, Onion, Daikon and Capsicum. When sautéed, add chopped Tomato and Salt. Mix well. Cover the pan with a lid. Cook on low flame for 7-8 minutes. Remove the pan from flame and leave it to cool down.

 

Then, take cooked stuff in a bowl of chopper. Chop partially.

 

Add Fresh Coriander Leaves, Tomato Ketchup, Vinegar, Tabasco Sauce, Oregano and Chilli Flakes. Chop again well.

 

Top Nachos with this Salsa for better taste.

 

Sparkle the Taste of Nachos with Daikon Salsa…

Kashmiri Baingan – Seb ki Sabzi – Kashmiri Apple Curry

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

For 2 Persons

Ingredients:

Oil 2 tbsp

Egg Plants (Bengan) 3

Green Apples 2

Clove Buds 3

Cardamom 2

Cinnamon 1 small piece

Asafoetida Pinch

Red Chilli Powder Kashmiri 1 ts

Fennel Seeds Powder 1 ts

Dry Ginger Powder ½ ts

Turmeric Powder ½ ts

Pomegranate Granules Powder ½ ts

Sugar ½ ts

Salt to taste

Fresh Coriander Leaves for garnishing

 

Method:

Cut Egg Plants and Green Apples wedges. Keep a side.

 

Heat Oil in a pan. Pan fry Egg Plant wedges in heated Oil. When pan fried, remove and keep a side.

 

Put the same heated Oil pan on low flame. Add Clove Buds, Cardamom and Cinnamon. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, take Asafoetida Powder, Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder, Fennel Seeds Powder, Dry Ginger Powder, Turmeric Powder, Pomegranate Granules Powder, Sugar and Salt and mix well. Add this mixture in the Oil and other spices in the pan on low flame. Add little water and continue cooking on low flame while stirring occasionally. When water evaporates and Oil starts to separate, add Green Apple wedges and sauté. Add pan fried Egg Plants wedges and little water. Stir occasionally. Cook until excess water evaporates.

 

Remove it in a serving bowl.

 

Sprinkle Fresh Coriander Leaves.

 

Serve Hot with Kashmiri Roti or Steamed or Boiled Rice.

 

Mostly, It is cooked as in feast.

 

It is one of the most traditional recipes in Kashmir as it is prepared specially on Shraddh (Pitru Paksh / Days when Hindus pay homage to ancestors).

Dal ka Kachch

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 30 minutes

For 2 Persons

Ingredients:

For Pakodi:

Skinned-Split Gram (soaked & crushed) 1 cup

Skinned-Split Red Lentils (soaked & crushed) ¼ cup

Garlic Paste 1 ts

Onion finely chopped 1

Green Chilli finely chopped 2

Red Chilli Powder ½ ts

Turmeric Powder ½ ts

Salt to taste

Fresh Coriander Leaves 1 tbsp

Oil to deep fry

For Gravy:

Mustard Oil 1 tbsp

Panch Phoron 1 ts

(Fenugreek Seeds, Fennel Seeds, Black Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds and Nigella Seeds)

Dry Red Chilli 2

Cinnamon Leaf 1

Onion Paste of 2 Onion

Ginger Paste ¼ ts

Garlic Paste ¼ ts

Red Chilli Powder 1 ts

Coriander-Cumin Powder 1 ts

Turmeric Powder ½ ts

Salt to taste

Tomato finely chopped 1

For Tempering:

Ghee 2 ts

Cumin Seeds ½ ts

Garam Masala ½ ts

Fresh Coriander Leaves for garnishing

 

Method:

For Pakodi:

In a bowl, take soaked-crushed Skinned-Split Gram and soaked-crushed Skinned-Split Red Lentils. Add Garlic Paste, finely chopped Onion, finely chopped Green Chilli, Red Chilli Powder, Turmeric Powder, Salt and Fresh Coriander Leaves. Mix very well. It will become stiff loaf.

 

Heat Oil to deep fry on medium flame. Put number of small sized lumps in heated Oil and deep fry to dark brownish. Flip occasionally to fry all sides well.

 

For Gravy:

Heat Mustard Oil on low-medium flame. Add Panch Phoran, Dry Red Chilli and Cinnamon Leaf. When crackled, add Onion Paste and Garlic Paste. When sautéed, add Red Chilli Powder, Coriander-Cumin Powder, Turmeric Powder and Salt. Continue sautéing and add finely chopped Tomato and continue sautéing. Add 1 glass of water and cook. When water starts to boil, add prepared Pakodi and mix well taking care of not crushing Pakodi. Leave it on low flame.

 

Meanwhile prepare Tempering on another flame.

 

For Tempering:

Heat Ghee in a pan on low flame. Add Cumin Seeds. When crackled, add Garam Masala and stir on low flame for 30-40 seconds only.

 

Pour this Tempering in Gravy which is still on low flame. Mix well.

 

Remove from flame.

 

Take it in a serving bowl.

 

Sprinkle Fresh Coriander Leaves for garnishing.

 

Serve hot with Roti and Rice.

 

Enjoy Unique Taste of Dal…Dal ka Kachch…Given by Our Loving Bihari Babu…

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