Heavenly Fish Tikka!


For the love of Fish!
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For the love of Fish!

Ingredients:
  • Boneless fish cut into cubes – 30 cubes
  • Bell pepper (green red yellow) – 1 each small size
  • Onions – 1 small
  • Skewers – 5
  • Oil
First Marinade
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Lemon juice – 2-3 tbsp.
  • Salt – as required
Second Marinade
  • Hung curd – 2 heap tbsp
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1/2 tsp
  • Kashmiri red chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
Method:
  •  First prepare for the hung curd which is used in the second marinade. By using curd as it is,  water tends to ooze out while grilling. For hung curd, pour the curd into a muslin cloth and tie it around the tap for the water to drip. Since it is only 2 heaps tbsp it would take less than half an hour for the process.
  •  Wash the fish thoroughly with water. You can use vinegar or lemon juice to remove some of the smell.
  • Cut the fish into cubes, medium size. You can use bell peppers and onions as well cut into cubes. This is totally your choice.
  •  Marinate the fish with the first marinade by mixing all the ingredients in a bowl. Keep aside for 10 minutes.
  •  Mix all the ingredients of the second marinade in a bowl and transfer the fish in to this smooth mixture. Keep aside in the refrigerator for 15 -20 minutes. The marinade is enough for the fish. If you are using bell peppers and onions make more marinade by increasing the quantity.
  •  Put the fish on a skewer along with bell peppers and onion. Arrange them the way you like. Sprinkle some more pepper on top. Remember to soak the bamboo skewers in water for 20 minutes to prevent the skewer from getting burnt.
  •  Brush oil on the fish and also to the grate or grilling plate whatever you are using for grilling to prevent the fish from sticking.
  •  Preheat the oven at 450 F and grill it for 10 minutes; 5 minutes on each side since fish cooks faster. This may vary depending on your oven. Make sure the oven is really hot before grilling. This also prevents the fish from sticking to the grill. Do not move the fish after placing in the oven. Flip it only when it is thoroughly cooked on one side. This too prevents the fish from sticking.
Serve hot with curd Mint chutney.
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Mooli Paratha


Mooli Paratha

Easy Mooli Paratha recipe by Mum. Make your breakfast simply delicious!

Do try it out 🙂

Ingredients For the dough

  • Wheat flour – 2 cups
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – as required

For the stuffing

  • Grated Mooli / Radish  –  1 cup
  • Green chilies finely chopped  – 2
  • Garlic finely chopped – 1 large clove
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Red chili powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Dry mango powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin seeds  – 1/2  tsp
  • Coriander leaves finely chopped  – 2 tbsp
  • Salt – as required

Method:

  • Grate the radish and squeeze out as much water as you can. You can use this water to make the dough.
  • In a large bowl add the flour and salt, mix it well. Then add the radish water little by little to make a soft dough. Add the oil and knead it well. Keep it aside covered  for 10-15 minutes.
  • Add all the ingredients from green chilies to salt to the grated radish ( Do squeeze out the excess water if any from the grated radish) . Slightly crush the cumin seeds, finely chopped green chilies and garlic before adding. You can add radish leaves if you wish to instead of the coriander leaves.
  • Divide the dough into equal portions and make small balls. Flatten each  ball a little and place the stuffing inside, then bring all the edges together and seal it completely so that the stuffing doesn’t come out. Now roll this with a rolling pin to make a paratha to the thickness you desire.
  • Heat a tawa and shallow fry with oil or butter on both sides on medium flame till golden brown.
  • Serve hot with curd (sprinkled with pepper) and any pickle of your choice.

Variation: For those who do not wish to make a stuffed paratha, here is a simple method to make these yummy parathas quickly.

  • Add all the ingredients to the wheat flour with little water if required and knead it well with oil into a soft dough.
  • Divide the dough into equal portions and roll them into thick parathas.
  • Heat a tawa and shallow fry with oil or butter on both sides on medium flame till golden brown.
  • Serve hot with curd (sprinkled with pepper) and any pickle of your choice.

Palak Murgh / Spinach Chicken


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Ingredients:
  • Chicken – 500 gms
  • Spinach/ Palak – 2 bunches
  • Onion finely chopped – 1 medium
  • Tomato finely chopped – 1 medium
  • Garlic finely chopped – 1 large clove
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Yogurt – 2 tbsp.
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Red Chili powder – 3/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Green chilies – 3-4
  • Lemon juice – 3 tbsp.
  • Oil – 2-3 tbsp.
  • Salt As required
Method :
  • Wash the chicken thoroughly and marinate it with yogurt, ginger garlic paste and all the powders including salt.
  • Heat oil in a Wok. Add the cumin seeds, once it splutters add finely chopped garlic, fry for a few seconds and then add the finely chopped onion and fry till slightly brown.
  • Add the tomatoes and fry for sometime.
  • Now add the marinated chicken and mix well and allow to cook.
  • Meanwhile wash and coarsely chop the spinach. Blanch the spinach. ( Boil some water in a vessel. Once it comes to boil add the spinach and cook for about 2 mintues. Strain the water and immediately place it in a bowl with very cold water for 2 mintues. Remove from the bowl)
  • Grind the spinach along with green chilies to a smooth paste.
  • The chicken would be almost cooked in the masala by now. Add the spinach paste and lemon juice to the chicken. Adjust salt if required. Mix well. Cover and cook  for 10 mintues on low flame.
  • Serve hot with roti or rice

Masala Vada Kadhi


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First prepare the Masala Vada. 

Ingredients 

  • Chana dal – 1 cup
  • Dill leaves – 1 cup
  • Green chillies – 5
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Onion- 1 medium sized
  • Curry leaves – 7-8
  • Coriander leaves
  • Salt as required
Method
  • Soak Chana for about 3 hours
  • Grind 1 tbsp Chana dal, green chilli ,ginger and salt into smooth paste
  • Coarsely grind rest of the Chana dal. Finely chop the onion, dill leaves, coriander leaves and curry leaves and add it to the ground Chana dal.
  • Heat oil in a kadai. Make small balls out of the mixture and flatten them. Deep fry on medium heat on both sides till golden and crispy.
  • Drain and Keep aside.

 

Then prepare the Kadhi.
Ingredients
  • Sour yogurt – 2 cups
  • Gram flour / besan – 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala – 1/4 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds- 3/4 tsp
  • Methi seeds – 5-6
  • Curry Leaves – 6-8
  • Oil- 1-2 tbsp
Method 
  • Mix yogurt, besan and all the powders and whisk well.
  • Heat 1-2 tbsp of oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds , methi seeds, curry leaves  and ginger garlic paste
  • Sauté for a minute. Add  the yogurt mixture.
  • Cook for sometime until it thickens, stirring continuously on low flame. You can add a little water if you don’t want it too thick.
  • Once the kadhi is done , add the Masala vada and serve immediately  with hot rice.

Mutton Kheema Samosa


Samosas! The yummiest Indian snack!

Mum would make crispy Samosas with amazing fillings – Mutton Kheema, Potato, Egg, and many more!

Do try the Mutton Kheema Samosa 🙂

Mutton Kheema Samosa

Mutton Kheema Samosa
Image: Noor’s Recipes

Ingredients :

Mutton Kheem Stuffing:

  • Mutton Kheema / minced meat – 1 cup
  • Fresh green peas – 1/3 cup
  • Finely chopped onion – 1 medium sized
  • Finely chopped tomato – 1 small
  • Finely chopped green chillies – 2
  • Finely chopped coriander leaves – 2tbsp
  • Thinly sliced onion – 2 tbsp
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – as required

Dough :
Maida / All purpose flour – 2cups
Salt and water as required

Method:

Mutton Kheema Stuffing:

  • Heat a little oil in a Kadai. Add the finely chopped onions and fry till golden brown
  • Add the ginger garlic paste and fry till raw smell goes
  • Add the tomatoes and cook until soft
  • Add the green chillies and all the powders including salt
  • Add the kheema and fry for sometime. Add the green peas
  • Cook on medium flame and stirring occasionally until the kheema and peas are done. (Kheema cooks faster. Add a little water if required)
  • Add the thinly sliced onions and coriander leaves and fry for a few seconds
  • Remove from fire and keep it aside

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. 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

Note: If you want to, add a little dill leaves  (After adding the peas). This is purely optional. This will definitely give  a different and unique  taste.

Kadai Paneer


If Paneer dry is what you are looking for, try the below recipe 🙂

Kadai Paneer Dry Image Credit: Mujahid Khaleel

Kadai Paneer
Image Credit: Mujahid Khaleel

Ingredients

  • Paneer cut into cubes – 1 cup
  • Finely chopped onions – 2 tbsp
  • Finely chopped tomato – 1 large
  • Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Dhania powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Jeera powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Dry red chillies – 2
  • Onions cut into cubes – 1 small
  • Capsicum cut into cubes – 1 small
  • Julienned Ginger – 1 tsp
  • coriander leaves – 2tbsp
  • Oil
  • Salt – as required

Method

  • Heat oil in a Kadai. Add cumin seeds and allow to splutter.
  • Add coriander seeds and broken dry red chillies.
  • Add finely chopped onions and fry till slightly brown.
  • Add finely chopped tomatoes and cook till soft. Add all the powders and salt and fry well.
  • Add the cubed onions and capsicum and fry. Do not over cook.
  • Add the paneer pieces, ginger Juliennes and chopped coriander leaves.
  • Cook for a few minutes.
  • Serve hot with rotis.

Kadai Paneer Gravy!


Mum would make mouth-watering home made paneer and prepare the most delicious Paneer dishes.

Kadai Paneer is one of them. Here is the recipe.

Kadai Paneer Gravy  Image Credit: Mujahid Khaleel

Kadai Paneer Gravy
Image Credit: Mujahid Khaleel

Ingredients

  • Paneer cut into cubes – 1 cup
  • Finely chopped onions – 2 tbsp
  • Finely chopped tomato – 1 large
  • Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Dhania powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Jeera powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Dry red chillies – 2
  • Onions sliced or cut into cubes – 1 small
  • Capsicum sliced or cut into cubes – 1 small
  • Julienned Ginger – 1 tsp
  • coriander leaves – 2tbsp
  • Fresh cream – 2 tbsp
  • Oil
  • Salt – as required

Method

  • Heat oil in a Kadai. Add finely chopped onions and fry till slightly brown.
  • Add finely chopped tomatoes and cook till soft. Add all the powders and salt and fry well.
  • Add enough water and make a thick gravy. Keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in another Kadai. Add cumin seeds and allow to splutter.
  • Add coriander seeds and broken dry red chillies.
  • Add the sliced or cubed onions and capsicum and fry. Do not over cook.
  • Add the thick gravy and mix well.
  • Add the paneer pieces, ginger Juliennes and chopped coriander leaves. Cook for a few minutes. Add fresh cream and mix well.
  • Serve hot with rotis.

Delicious Aloo Gobi Dry


Aloo Gobi – a lethal combination!
Aloo-gobi by Mum is one of our favorites. We are sure you will love this one.

Aloo Gobi Dry  Image Credit: Mujahid Khaleel

Aloo Gobi Dry
Image Credit: Mujahid Khaleel

Ingredients

  • Potato – 1 large
  • Cauliflower florets – 1 cup
  • Green chillies – 2-3
  • Garlic finely chopped – 4-5 small cloves
  • Cumin seeds – 3/4 tsp
  • Red chilli  powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Pepper powder – a pinch
  • Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Dry mango powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – as required

Method

  • Boil and peel the potato. Cut into cubes
  • Cut the cauliflower into florets and wash them thoroughly  with hot water adding a little salt and  turmeric powder. Then boil  them with some water. Do not over cook. It should be crisp. ( you can microwave them too)
  • Heat oil in a Kadai. Add cumin seeds and wait until it splutters
  • Add finely chopped garlic and fry for a few seconds
  • Add the cauliflower florets and roast for sometime. Then add the potatoes
  • Add the green chillies and all the powders including salt
  • Toss it well and make  sure the potatoes and cauliflower are coated well with all the masalas
  • Roast for few more minutes. The cauliflower should still be nice and crisp
  • Serve hot with roti / rice and dal

Palak (Spinach) Pakoda


Tempting Palak Paokdas to go with your evening tea!

Try it out 🙂

Palak Pakoda

Palak Pakoda
Image Credit: Mujahid Khaleel

Ingredients

  • Palak/ Spinach – 2 cups
  • Gram flour / Besan – 1 cup
  • Onion thinly sliced  –  1 small
  • Rice flour  – 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds/ jeera – 1/2 tsp
  • Green chillies – 3-4
  • Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt as required

Method

  • Wash the spinach thoroughly and finely chop it. Thinly slice the onion
  • Heat oil in a Kadai for deep fry
  •  Mix the gram flour, rice flour, cumin seeds, green chillies, turmeric powder and salt in a bowl
  • Add hot oil to this mixture. ( the hot oil and rice flour helps in making crispy pakodas)
  • Add the spinach, onion and coriander leaves ( finely chopped) to the bowl and mix
  • The spinach will leave some water so add water if required
  • Make sure the batter is not watery. It should be of dropping consistency
  • If the batter becomes a little water add a little gram flour. Make the pakodas immediately after mixing the batter
  • Prepare  the pakodas by dropping the mixture little by little into the Kadai and deep fry till golden brown.
  • Serve these crispy pakodas with tomato ketchup or pudina chutney.

Spicy Mutton Sukha/Mutton Dry


Mutton Sukha or Mutton Dry is a dish that you can’t get enough of! Delectable, and spicy, Mum would make Mutton Sukha quite often. The various flavors are a treat you can’t resist!

Mutton Sukha

Mutton Sukha
Image Credit: Mujahid Khaleel

Ingredients

  • Mutton – 300 gms
  • Tomato –  1 large
  • Coriander leaves – 1 cup
  • Green chillies – 5-6
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Red chili powder – 3/4 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 3/4 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Pepper corns – 10-12
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 12-15
  • Oil – 4-5 tbsp or as required
  • Salt – as required

Method

  • Wash the mutton thoroughly and cut into small pieces
  • Grind all the ingredients from tomato to pepper corns including salt  using very little water  into smooth paste
  • Heat little oil in a pressure cooker and add the mutton pieces and fry for sometime. ( mutton leaves some amount of water, fry until this water is dried up)
  • Add the ground masala to the mutton  and fry till the oil separates
  • Add a little water and pressure cook till the mutton is soft and tender. You can prepare in an open vessel too instead of the cooker
  • Heat a little oil in the Kadai. Add the curry leaves then the cooked  mutton and roast it.  Roast it well and make it completely dry. Make sure not to burn
  • Serve it with Dal and Rice or Roti

Note :
Adding curry leaves gives a different flavour to the mutton.
There is green chili, red chili and pepper added to this  dish . The spicier the better.