Category Archives: Side Dish / Subzi / Curry

Recipe – Shahi Paneer Butter Masala

Recipe – Shahi Paneer Butter Masala

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • Paneer cubes: 1 cup or approx. 250 gm
  • Butter: 3 Tablespoon
  • Grated mozzarella Cheese: ¼ Cup
  • Milk: 1 Cup
  • Cashew: 10-12
  • Poppy Seeds (Khuskhus): ½ tablespoon
  • Onion: 2 medium sized, chopped
  • Ginger: finely chopped, 1 Teaspoon
  • Garlic: Finely Chopped, 1 Teaspoon
  • Green Chili: Finely chopped, 1
  • Cinnamon stick: 1 small
  • Clove (Laung): 1
  • Cardamom (Elaichi): 1
  • Fennel Seeds (Saunf): 1 Teaspoon
  • Salt: 3/4 Teaspoon or to taste
  • Kitchen King Masala / Paneer Butter Masala powder: 2 Teaspoon
  • Red chili powder: 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Dried and crushed kasturi leaves: 1 teaspoon
  • Honey or Sugar: 1 Teaspoon (Optional)
  • Water: as required

Method

  • In a bowl add 1 cup of warm milk, 1 tablespoon butter and ¼ cup of grated cheese. Keep it aside
  • Soak Cashew, poppy seeds in 2 tablespoon warm milk and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  • Cut the paneer into 1-inch cubes pieces. Keep aside
  • Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a pan.
  • Add cinnamon, clove, cardamom, chopped onion, capsicum, ginger, green chili and garlic. Saute for 3-4 minutes or till onions are transparent, not brown.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Let it cool for 5 minutes.
  • Blend this mix with the soaked cashew-poppy seeds’ mix to smooth paste.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon Butter in a deep pan.
  • Add fennel seeds, kitchen king masala and crushed kasturi leaves. Roast for 30 seconds.
  • Keep the heat in low. Then add the blended puree, salt, red chili powder and honey. Stir well.
  • Add cheese-milk-butter mix. Stir and cover the pan.
  • the Increase the heat to medium and let it boil for 7-8 minutes.
  • Remove cover. Add the paneer cubes.
  • Mix gently and cover the pan for another 4-5 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Serve with rice/roti.
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Recipe – Dahi Aloo Palak ki Subzi

Recipe – Dahi Aloo Palak ki Subzi

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Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • Potato: 3 medium sized, peeled, washed and chopped into small pieces
  • Spinach (Palak): 2 Cups, Chopped
  • Curd: 1/2 Cup
  • Water: 1 Cup or as required
  • Oil: 1 Tablespoon
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon or to taste
  • Turmeric powder(Haldi): ½ Teaspoon
  • Red chili powder: ½ Teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder (dhania): 1 Teaspoon
  • Garam Masala Powder: 1/4 Teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds: ¼ Teaspoon
  • Asafoetida (hing): 1 pinch

Method

  • Whisk curd and water very well and keep aside. There should be no lumps.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds and hing. When cumin seeds change color, add potato pieces, chopped spinach, salt, turmeric powder. Mix well. Cover the pan with a lid for 8-10 minutes, until potatoes are almost done (80%).
  • Remove the lid. Add red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and whisked curd.
  • Mix well and stir continuously in medium flame until the gravy starts to boil.
  • Let it boil for 2 minutes or till potatoes are completely done.
  • Serve hot with rice or chapati.

 

Recipe – Lauki Masala Curry

Recipe – Lauki Masala Curry

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • Lauki: 1 medium sized
  • Mustard Oil: 2 Tablespoon
  • Onion: 1 medium sized, finely chopped
  • Ginger: ½ Teaspoon, chopped
  • Garlic: ½ Teaspoon, chopped
  • Tomato: 2 medium sized, chopped
  • Green chili: 2, chopped
  • Mustard seeds: ½ Teaspoon
  • Salt: 1 Teaspoon or to taste
  • Turmeric: ¼ Teaspoon
  • Red chili powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Coriander powder: 2 Teaspoon
  • Garam Masala Powder: ¼ Teaspoon
  • Cumin Powder; 1/4 Teaspoon
  • Water: 1/2 Cup
  • Coriander leaves: 1 tablespoon, chopped

Method

  • Trim the edges of lauki and peel it. Using a for prick the lauki all around.
  • Now cut the lauki, discard the seeds and pulp. Cut into 1 inch square pieces.
  • In a pressure cooker add the lauki pieces, salt, turmeric powder and 1/2 cup water. Do not add more water. Now cook it for 3 whistles.
  • Turn off the heat and let the pressure goes off from cooker. Open lid and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add mustard seeds.
  • After 30 seconds, add the chopped onion, garlic and ginger. Sauté for 3 minutes.
  • Add tomato and green chili. Sauté for another 3 minutes.
  • Add red chili powder, garam masala powder, cumin powder , coriander powder. Roast for 1 minute.
  • Add the cooked lauki pieces with water. Cook in high heat for 10 minutes or till it is dry.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Add coriander leaves and serve with rice or chapati.

Recipe – Soy Tofu Tikka Masala

Recipe – Soy Tofu Tikka Masala

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Prep Time: 45 Minutes

Cook Time: 35 Minutes

Serves: 4-5

Ingredients

  • Soy Tofu Cubes: 300 Grams
  • Hung curd: 1/2 cup
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon or to taste
  • Onion: 2, chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • Tomato: 2, chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • Green Bell Pepper: 1, chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • Ginger-Garlic paste: 1 tablespoon
  • Green chili: 2, finely chopped
  • Red chili powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Chat masala: ½ teaspoon
  • Oil/butter: 2 tablespoons
  • Tomato Ketchup: 2 Tablespoon
  • Soy Sauce: 1 Teaspoon

Method

  • To make hung curd, take curd on sieve, place a bowl below the sieve, cover the sieve with a plate and keep it hung for minimum 1 hour.
  • In a big bowl transfer the hung curd. Add all ingredients mentioned above and toss everything gently.
  • Cover it and let the mix marinade nice for 2 hours.
  • Bake in preheated oven in 400 F / 200 C temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Or else, heat 2 tablespoon oil/butter in a non-sticky pan and roast the marinade mix in high heat for 20 minutes.