Recipe: Avocado Paratha

green paratha

 

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 12-15 mins

Serve: 6 Paranthas

Ingredients

For the dough:

  • Whole wheat flour(Aata): 2 Cups
  • Water: 1/2 Cup or as required
  • Oil: 1 Teaspoon
  • Avocado: 1 medium sized, peeled, seeded and mashed using a fork
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds: ¼ Teaspoon
  • Red Chili Powder: ¼ Teaspoon

Other:

  • Ghee/Oil/butter to roast the paranthas.

Method

  • Knead the flour using flour, avocado, cumin seeds, red chili powder and water to a soft dough.
  • Add 1 teaspoon oil and knead again.
  • Cover the dough with a wet cloth and keep it aside for 10 minutes
  • Divide the dough into 6 equal portions and roll into balls.
  • Roll each ball into 6-inch diameter circle.
  • Heat Tawa, keep it in medium flame and place the parantha on the tawa
  • Flip the parantha after 30 seconds
  • Using ghee/butter/oil, roast both sides until both sides are evenly cooked with golden brown spots (not black).
  • serve hot, or, keep them in a casserole or wrap them up in a kitchen towel or napkin.

 

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Recipe – Cooked Paneer Bhurji or Paneer Bharta

paneer bhurji

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Serve: 4

Ingredients

  • Grated Paneer or Fresh Chhena: 1 Cup
  • Oil: 1 Teaspoon
  • Cumin Seeds: ½ Teaspoon
  • Ginger: Crushed or paste, ½ Teaspoon
  • Green chili: Crushed or paste, ½ Teaspoon
  • Onion: 1 medium sized, chopped
  • Tomato: 1 medium sized, chopped
  • Turmeric Powder: ½ Teaspoon
  • Red chili powder: ½ Teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder: ½ Teaspoon
  • Garam Masala Powder: ½ Teaspoon
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon or to taste
  • Lemon juice: a few drops
  • Fresh coriander leaves: 1 Tablespoon

Method

  • Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and when it changes color, add onion, ginger. Sauté for 2-3 minutes or till onions are golden brown.
  • Add tomato, green chili, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add grated paneer and salt. Cook for 5-6 minutes.
  • Add some freshly chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice.
  • Serve.

 

Recipe – Quick Gajar Halwa

gajar halwa

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • Grated Carrots: 2 Cup
  • Ghee: 1 Tablespoon
  • Milk: 1/4 cup
  • Sweet Condensed Milk (Milk Maid): 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom Powder (Elaichi): ½ Teaspoon
  • Raisins: ½ Tablespoon
  • Cashew: 8-10

Method:

  • In a pressure cooker, add 1/2 tablespoon of ghee and fry cashews. Take it out and keep aside.
  • Add the grated carrots in the left-over ghee in cooker. Roast it for 3-4 minutes till the raw smell of carrots are gone.
  • Add milk, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  • Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  • Add the condensed milk. Mix well and cook on a high flame for 5 to 7 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  • Add the fried cashews, raisins and cardamom powder and cook for another 1 minute.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Serve.

 

Recipe: Apple sauce and Apple Juice

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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 7-8 minutes

Serves: 2

Ingredients

For Apple Sauce:

  • 2 medium sized, organic Apples, each de-seeded and chopped into small pieces
  • Sugar: 1 tablespoon
  • Lemon Juice: 1 tablespoon
  • Water: 1/2 cup

For 1 glass of Apple Juice:

  • Ice cubes: 4 to 5
  • Water: As required
  • Apple Sauce: 2 tablespoons or as required.

Method (Apple Sauce):

  • Add apples, sugar, lemon juice and 1/2 cup of water in a pot.
  • Boil it for 7-8 minutes. Turn off the heat.
  • Let it cool and blend to a smooth paste.
  • Pour this into a dry airtight container and store in fridge. You can preserve it for 5-6 days.
  • To make juice, take a glass and add few ice cubes. Now add 1 tablespoon of the apple sauce and fill it with water. Stir well and serve.

Alternate Method (Without apple sauce):

  • Press Apples through a juicer and into a large glass.
  • Or, In a blender, blend Apples until very smooth, about 1 minute. Pour mixture through a sieve into a bowl, pressing hard on solids.
  • Serve Apple juice over ice, in a glass.

Cook’s Note:

  • You may microwave the apple, sugar, lemon and water mix in a microwave safe bowl and cover the lid. Microwave for 5 minutes.

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