Paneer Burji Samosa


Did someone say ‘samosa’?! Mum would make the most delicious samosas during Ramzan and whenever we craved for the yummiest snack ever 🙂

Here’s Paneer Burji Samosa that you can make when you have friends or family visiting you or when you just want to enjoy your Sunday evening tea 🙂

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Ingredients:

  • Paneer crumbled  – 1 cup
  • Finely chopped onion – 1 medium
  • Finely chopped tomato – 1 medium
  • Finely chopped green chilies – 2
  • Finely chopped green pepper/ capsicum – 1 small
  • Green peas – 1/4 cup
  • Finely chopped Methi/ fenugreek leaves – 1/2 cup
  • Finely chopped coriander leaves / cilantro – 1/4 cup
  • Ginger garlic paste- 1/2 tsp
  • Red chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Black Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Oil – 2-3 tbsp
  • Salt as required

Method:

  • Heat oil. Add onions and fry till slightly brown. Add ginger garlic paste and fry till raw smell goes.
  • Add tomatoes and cook till soft. Add all the powders, salt and fry well until the masala is done and oil starts to separate.
  • Now add methi leaves and fry. This is totally optional. Add green pepper and peas. You can also add red and yellow peppers if you wish to.
  • Don’t forget the green chilies to spice it up a little more. Cook for another 2 minutes.
  • In the end add the crumbled paneer and toss it well in the masala. Sprinkle some finely chopped coriander leaves.

 

Dough:

  • Add the flour and salt in a bowl
  • Mix water needed to make a stiff dough
  • Grease your hands with a little oil and knead the dough
  • The dough should not be too soft

 

How to make the samosas:

  • Make small even sized balls from the dough
  • Roll it with a rolling pin into a circle
  • Cut the circle into 2 halves
  • Make a paste with 1 tbsp flour and 2 tbsp water. Apply it on all the sides
  • Bring both the ends of the semi circle to form a cone
  • Hold the cone upside down and fill it with paneer Burji. Then seal it completely
  • Continue the same with the remaining dough
  • Refrigerate for half an hour. This makes the samosas crispy
  • Heat oil in a Kadai for deep fry. Once the oil is hot, deep fry the samosas until they turn slightly golden brown on low heat
  • Serve the hot crispy samosas with pudina chutney
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Mushroom Masala


Simple and lip smacking mushroom masala gravy that you can enjoy with roti or zeera rice 🙂

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Ingredients:

  • Button Mushrooms – 300 gms
  • Onion finely chopped – 1 large
  • Tomato  – 1 large
  • Ginger garlic paste – 3/4 tsp
  • Red chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – t tsp
  • Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Cashew nuts – 2 tbsp
  • Kaoori Methi – 1 tsp
  • Fresh cream- 2 tbsp
  • Oil – 2-3 tbsp
  • Salt as required

Method:

  • Heat oil. Add the onions and fry till golden brown. Transfer the fried onions to the mixer jar and allow to cool. Now add chopped tomatoes,  ginger garlic paste and cashew and grind them into a smooth paste. (you can  add almonds instead of cashews. Soak, peel and then grind).
  • Meanwhile, wash the mushrooms and cut them into quarters. Add them to the masala and fry well. Cook until the mushrooms are done.
  • Add kasoori methi and fresh cream and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve hot with butter kulchas or Zeera rice.

 

 

Mutton curry with Potatoes, Fenugreek leaves and Lilva beans in coconut gravy


Here’s mum’s mutton curry that she would cook every Friday 🙂

It’s absolutely delicious and goes with rice, roti, bread or event ragi balls! Do try it out 🙂

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Ingredients

  • Mutton – 500 gms
  • Thinly sliced onion – 2 medium
  • Tomatoes – 2 medium
  • Potatoes – 2 medium
  • Fenugreek /Methi leaves – 1 small bunch
  • Lilva beans – 1/2 cup
  • Slit green chilies – 3-4
  • Coriander leaves finely chopped – 2 tbsp
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 1/2 tsp
  • Grated Coconut – 4 tbsp
  • Yogurt – 2 tbsp
  • Red chili powder – 1 1/2tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Cloves – 2
  • Cinnamon – 1 small stick
  • Bay leaf – 1
  • Cardamom – 2
  • Oil – 6tbsp
  • Salt – as required

Method:

  • Wash the mutton thoroughly. Marinate with yogurt, 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste, green chili, about 2 tbsp each of thinly sliced onion and tomatoes, 1/2 tsp red chili powder, 1/2 tsp of coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and salt.
  • Heat oil in the cooker. Add cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and bay leaf. Now add the thinly sliced onions and cook until they are golden brown. Meanwhile, grind tomatoes and grated coconut together. Add the ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes. Now add the ground tomatoes and coconut and fry well till the masala forms a lump and oil separates.
  • Add the marinated mutton pieces and fry well till the water is dried up and all the raw smell goes.
  • Now add the remaining red chili powder and coriander powder . Finely chop the methi leaves and add. Fry Add some water and close the cooker. Cook for about 15 minutes on low flame after 3 whistles depending on how tender the mutton is. Switch off stove.
  • Peel and cut the potatoes into big pieces. Open the cooker, add the potatoes and lilva beans. Mix well . Now add in coriander leaves. Adjust salt if required. Close the cooker and cook for 2 whistles.
  • Serve hot with plain rice, ghee rice or roti.
  • If you want to cook in an open vessel, add the potatoes and lilva beans once the mutton is cooked about 60 – 70%.

Roast chicken


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Christmas is round the corner! It’s time to indulge in a delicious spread. Here’s a simple yet irresistibly yummy roast chicken recipe. We’re sure you will love it! Do try it out and let us know how it went 🙂

Ingredients:

  • Chicken legs – 6 pieces
  • Mint leaves – 1 cup
  • Coriander leaves – 1 cup
  • Green chilies – 6-8
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala- 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • White distilled vinegar – 1 tbsp
  • Lemon juice- 1 tbsp
  • Oil – 2-3 tbsp
  • Salt as required

Method :

  • Make slits on the checks pieces after thoroughly washing them. Marinate the chicken with ginger garlic paste, vinegar, garam masala, cumin powder and some salt. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • Grind mint leaves, coriander leaves, green chilies, lemon juice and salt into a smooth paste. Add half of the paste to the chicken and refrigerate for another 15 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pan and fry chicken pieces  till slightly brown.
  • Add in the remaining paste and some water. Cover and cook the chicken.
  • Once the chicken is done, roast till dry.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!

Kadai chicken


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We have been out of action for a while! But, here we are with another easy and delicious recipe. If you’re looking for something spicy, try Noor’s Kadai Chicken 🙂

Ingredients:
Chicken – 500 gms
Thinly sliced onion – 1 large
Tomatoes – 2 medium
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Cumin powder – 1 tsp
Green pepper / capsicum cut into cubes – 1 medium
Onion cut into cubes – 1 small
Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
Coriander seeds – 1/2 tsp
Dry Red chili – 2
Julienned ginger  – 1/2 inch
Slit Green chilies- 2-3
Finely chopped Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp
Oil –  4+2 tbsp or as required
Salt – as required

Method:

  1. Heat oil in a kadai. Add thinly sliced onions and fry for some time.
  2. Add ginger garlic paste and fry until the onions turn golden brown. Meanwhile, dice and grind the tomatoes.
  3. Now add the ground tomatoes and  fry well.
  4. Add all the powders and fry until the masala is done.
  5. Time to add the chicken.
  6. Fry for about 5 mins , add a little water and cook until the chicken is done.
  7. Now add finely chopped coriander leaves and keep the chicken on low flame.
  8. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds. Once it splutters add coriander seeds and broken dry red chilies.
  9. Now toss in the green peppers and onions and fry. Do not overcook.
  10. Add them to the chicken, mix well and cook for about a minute. Remove from fire.
  11. Garnish with julienned ginger and slit green chilies.
  12. Relish it with any roti of your choice.

Besan ke Dahi Bhalle/Vade


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Ingredients

  • Gram flour/ Besan – 2 heap cups
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Baking soda – 2 pinches
  • Yogurt – 3-4 cups
  • Water or milk – 3/4 cup
  • Sugar- as required
  • Salt – as required

 For seasoning

  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds – tsp

For Garnish

  • Cumin powder
  • Red chilli powder
  • Chaat masala
  • Finely chopped coriander leaves

Method

  • Sieve gram flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl. This helps to remove any lumps in the gram flour and mixes the dry ingredients
  • Add chili powder, turmeric powder and ginger garlic paste to the gram flour and mix using water little by little until you make a paste of dropping consistency
  • Meanwhile heat oil in a kadai. Once it’s hot, take the gram flour mixture in a spoon and push using another spoon into the hot oil. Fry the bhallas till light brown
  • Immediately transfer into a bowl with luke warm water and let it remain for 10-15 minutes. Remove the bhalla from water one by one. Press them lightly and squeeze out all the water
  • Place them in the serving dish
  • Beat yogurt, add water or milk so that the yogurt is a little liquidy. Add salt and sugar as required and mix well. Pour this yogurt mixture on the bhallas
  • Heat oil in a small pan and add cumin seeds. Once it splutters, pour them on the bhallas
  • Garnish with red chilli powder, cumin powder, chaat masala and finely chopped coriander leaves
  • Serve it chill. You can also top it with date and tamarind chutney! 🙂

Dilbar Kebab


Ramadan Mubarak to everyone 🙂 Here’s a simple recipe for Iftar.

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Ingredients

  • Kheema/ minced lamb meat – 1/2 kg
  • Finely chopped onion – 4 tbsp
  • Finely chopped garlic – 4 cloves
  • Green chilies – 5-6
  • Coriander leaves – 1/2 cup
  • Besan/ gram flour- 4 tsp
  • Cumin seeds -1 tsp
  • Bay leaf – 1
  • Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Egg – 1 (optional)
  • Oil – 2tbsp + for shallow dry
  • Salt – as required

For stuffing

  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Finely choppedGreen chilies – 3-4
  • Finely chopped coriander leaves – 1/4 cup
  • Finely chopped ginger – 2 inch piece

Method

  • Heat oil in a pan. Add bay leaf, then add onion and garlic, fry lightly, add cumin seeds and green chilies
  • Now add kheema and fry well. Add the besan, mix well and allow to cook
  • While the kheema is getting cooked, prepare the stuffing. Mix all the ingredients for the stuffing in a bowl and refrigerate it for half an hour
  • When the kheema is cooked and completely dry, add the coriander leaves and mix well, remove from fire and allow to cool
  • Once cool, remove the bay leaf and grind to a smooth paste along with an egg if you wish to
  • Divide the mixture into equal portions, make balls, stuff and flatten a little in any shape and shallow fry on a nonstick tawa on low heat
  • Serve hot

Divine Murgh Do Pyaaza


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Ingredients

  • Chicken – 500 gms
  • Onion thinly sliced – 1 large
  • Tomato – 1 large
  • Ginger garlic paste – 11/2 tsp
  • Yogurt – 1/4 cup
  • Turmeric powder  – 1/4 tsp
  • Red chili powder  – 1 tsp
  • Kashmiri red chili powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder  – 1tsp
  • Cumin powder – 3/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder  -1/4 tsp
  • Coriander leaves (finely chopped)  – 2 tbsp
  • Cream – 2 tbsp
  • Shallots – 15
  • Mint leaves – 15-20
  • Green chilies slit  – 3
  • Kasoori methi – 1/2 tsp
  • Oil  – 3tbsp + 1 tbsp
  • Salt as required

Method:

  • Wash the chicken thoroughly and marinate with 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste, salt and 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • Heat oil in a pan. Fry onions till golden brown. Meanwhile, dice the tomato
  • Blend the fried onions (oil drained from the onions and cooled), tomato, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • Fry this paste well until the raw smell goes and oil separate
  • Add the marinated chicken and fry well
  • After sometime add  remaining red chili powder , Kashmiri red chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder ,garam masala powder and salt. Mix well until all the masalas are well incorporated
  • Whisk the yogurt and add it to the chicken and mix immediately
  • Once the chicken is cooked, add the coriander leaves and cream and cook for about 2 minutes

For seasoning

Peel the shallots and separate each layer. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a small pan. Fry the shallots, mint leaves, green chilies and kasoori methi for less than a minute.

Pour it over the chicken and serve immediately with Tandoori naan, Kulcha or Roti

Dal Makhni


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Ingredients
  • Black Gram / Urad whole – 1 cup
  • Finely chopped onions – 1 large
  • Tomatoes – 2 medium
  • Ginger-garlic paste  – 1 tsp
  • Slit green chillies – 3
  • Cumin seeds / zeera – 1tsp
  • Red chilly powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Kasoori methi – 3/4 tsp
  • Finely chopped coriander leaves – 2 tbsp
  • Fresh cream – 1/2 cup + 1 tsp for garnish
  • Butter – 4 tbsp
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
Method
  • Wash and soak black gram over night. Pressure cook with 2-3 glasses of water for about 2 whistles. Do not over cook unless you like it that way
  • Add 3 tbsp of butter and 1 tbsp oil (adding oil helps the butter from burning) in a kadai
  • Add cumin seeds, once it crackles add the onions and fry till slightly brown. Meanwhile dice the tomatoes and make a puree
  •  Ginger-garlic paste to be added now and fried till the raw smell goes and onion is golden brown
  • Add the tomato puree and fry well. Add red chili powder, garam masala powder, green chillies and mix well. Cook until the masala is done
  • Now add the black gram along with the water in which it was cooked. This dal is best when the consistency is thick. Make sure you add water only to that extent.  Allow it to cook for a few minutes in the masala
  •  Add fresh cream and cook for about 2-3 mins
  •  To temper, heat 1 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp oil in a small pan. Add kasoori methi, fry it for a few seconds and pour it on the Dal. This gives an amazing aroma and flavor
  • Garnish with 1 tbsp of fresh cream  and coriander leaves
  • Serve hot with rotis 🙂

Pepper Grilled Chicken


Here’s Pepper Grilled Chicken recipe. It’s delicious and simple.

Mummy would add pepper to the chicken to spice it up in a simple manner. The flavours make it hard to resist. Do try it out this weekend 🙂

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Ingredients

  • Chicken legs – 6 pieces
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Pepper powder – 2 tsp
  • Garam masala – 1/4 tsp
  • Soya sauce – 1 tbsp
  • Lemon juice – 2 tbsp
  • Salt – 1 1/2 tsp or as required
  • Oil – 6 tsp

 

Method

  • Mix all the ingredients from ginger garlic paste to oil in a small bowl to make the marinade
  • Wash the chicken thoroughly and make slits with a sharp knife on the chicken legs
  • This is done to coat the marinade well in the chicken
  • Allow to marinate for about 3 – 4 hours or overnight in the refrigerator
  • Preheat oven to 400 degree Fahrenheit. Cover the baking tray with aluminum foil and place the chicken pieces. Brush some more oil on the chicken if required
  • Bake for about 40 minutes, 20 minutes on each side. Time may vary depending on the oven
  • Serve hot and enjoy the juicy chicken legs just like that