Showing posts from October, 2011

Shakarpara (Sweet Wheat flour cubes)

Ingredients- All Purpose flour (Maida) - 2 Big Cups Oil - 1/4 cup + 1 cup Sugar - 1/3 cup Water as required   Directions -  In a bowl, mix All Purpose Flour with 1/4 cup of Oil. Mix it and add little amount of water to make a tight dough of flour. Knead the Dough for another 15 minutes to make it softer. Add small amount of Water as required. Divide the dough in equal 6 big balls. Roll 1 ball in a thick tortilla. Cut the tortilla in a diamond shape. Fry all the diamond shaped tortillas or cubes, on medium flame. Take the fried cubes out of the pan in a Paper towel, to drain excess oil from the cubes. Add 2 cups of water and sugar in another pan. Keep boiling it until it becomes thick. Transfer the fried cubes in a boiling sugar syrup. Keep stirring thoroughly on high flame, as it will start sticking on the base. Continuously stirring will evenly spread sugar syrup it over all tortillas. When Tortillas starts getting dried, trans

Black Chick pea Stew (Kala Chana curry)

Ingredients for 4 people- Black Chick Peas - 3 Handful Onion - 1/3rd (big- sliced) Garlic - 4 cloves Tomato Paste- 1 tbsp Salt to taste Turmeric Powder - 1tsp Coriander Powder-  1 tsp Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder - 1tsp Aamchur Powder - 1tsp Cilantro - 1/2 cup Oil - 1/2tsp Directions -  Soak Black ChickPea for over night. Boil it until tender. Grind onion, garlic with tomato paste and 1/2 cup of water In heated pan, transfer the onion-garlic-tomato paste. Add salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and Aamchur powder. Mix it properly and keep frying for another 10 minutes on high flame, until the paste turns brown in color. Now, add a glass of water in the paste. Simultaneously, add  boiled Chickpea. Cover the pan and let it boil for another 10 minutes. When water is dried up and all the gravy is stick to the Chickpea, Transfer the stew in a serving bowl. Garnish it with chopped Cilantro. Serve it hot with Roti/ Tortilla, Pa

Boiled Potato Stew (Masala Alu)

Ingredients- Boiled Potato - 1 (boiled) Onion - 1/2 (chopped) Garlic - 2 cloves (chopped) Green Chilli- 2(chopped) Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp Cumin seeds - 1tsp Turmeric Powder - 1tsp Black Pepper powder - 1tsp Cilantro - 1/2 cup Cooking Oil - 1tsp Directions -  Cut the boiled Potato in big pieces. In a heated Pan, add cumin seeds and mustard seeds. When Mustard seeds crackle, add Garlic, Onion and Turmeric Powder and fry it for 2 minutes. Now, add boiled potatoes, fry it on high flame for 5 minutes. Lower the flame and again cook it for another 10 minutes and do not cover the pan. Add salt and black pepper powder. Sprinkle some water from the top, and cover the pan for 5 minutes. Your stew is ready. Transfer the stew in a serving bowl. Sprinkle some chopped Cilantro. Enjoy it with Roti/Tortilla.

Bell-Pepper and Potato Stew (Shimla-Mirch alu curry)

Ingredients- Bell Pepper - 1 (Cut in small pieces) Potato- 1 (Medium-Cut in small pieces) Onion - 1/2 (sliced) Tomato - 1 (Small-chopped) Salt to taste Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp Coriander powder - 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp Olive Oil - 1tsp Directions- Add Oil in a heated pan, immediately add Bell Pepper and Potato in the oil. Fry for 2-3 minutes. Add sliced Onion and Tomato w/salt, turmeric powder, Coriander Powder and Red Chilli powder. Fry it for 5 minutes. Add a glass of water and let it get cooked for another 15 minutes, on medium flame. When cooked, transfer it in a serving bowl. Enjoy it with a Tortilla/Roti.

Mashed Potato curry with bread(Pav-Bhaji)

Ingredients- Pao-Bhaji Mashed - Boiled Potato- 1 Onion - 1/2 (chopped) Garlic cloves - 4 (chopped) Green Chilli - 2 (slited) Tomato- 1 (big) Salt to taste Black Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp Cumin Seeds - 1tsp Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp Coriander Powder - 1 tsp Aamchur masala- 2tsp Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp Lemon - 1/2 Cilantro - 1/2 cup ( to garnish) Pao - 8 pieces Oilve Oil - 1 tsp Bhaji Directions -  In a dry pan, add oil and before getting overheated, add mustard seeds and green chilli. Let mustard seeds crackle, then add chopped garlic and onion. Fry it for 5 minutes, till onion starts getting transparent. Add salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder and aamchur masala/ chat masala. Add 1/2 cup of water and mix it properly. Fry it for another 5 minutes. Add chopped tomato, mix it, cover it and on medium flame let it get cooked for another 5 minutes. Now add a cup of water and on high flame, let it boil. When mixture is boiled, add mashed


Ingredients- Laung-Lata Khowa (Milk Fat) - 2 cup Almonds- 12-15 pieces (cut in small pieces) Raisins - 1 handul Sugar- 5-6 spoons + 1 tsp + 2 big cup All Purpose flour (Maida) - 3 cups Water as required Cooking Oil - 1 bowl + 1/2 Bowl Clove (laung) - 1/2 cup + 1 tsp (grinded)  Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp Directions -  Khowa Mixture Fry Khowa in an empty pan. Mix almonds and raisins with 6 tsp of sugar. Add grinded clove in the mixture. Dough In a dish, mix all purpose flour with 1 tsp of sugar and 1/2 bowl of cooking oil. Mix water as required and make a smooth and soft dough. Small Blocks Take a small dough in palm, turn it into a smooth ball, press it, roll it, fill khowa mixture in the center. Fold it from all 4 sides. Lock it with clove. Fried Blocks Heat leftover oil in a pan. Fry the blocks until brown. Fried Blocks dipped in sugarsyrup In another bowl, heat 1 cup of water with 1 cup of sugar. When