Saturday, October 27, 2012

Enhance taste of besan ka cheela

Tip of the day

To improve taste of besan ka cheela add 2 tbsp of curd to the mixture. It would taste awesome. Do not add to much curd because than the cheela would stick to the pan. Enjoy :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Paneer Bhurji Dhaba Style Recipe

Paneer it is J
Prep Time:  10 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins

1 cup crumbled paneer
1 onion sliced
4 tomatoes grated
3 tbsp cooking oil
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala
1tbsp kasuri methi powder
Salt as per taste

1. Heat a non stick pan and add cooking oil
2. To this add the sliced onion and stir till translucent ( Do not overcook)
3. Now add the grated tomatoes stir and cover with lid.
4.Allow the mixture to cook till the oil separates. Keep stirring in between so that the mixture does not stick to the pan.
5.When the cooking oil separates now add turmeric, chilli powder, garam masala and mix well.
6. Now add the crumbled paneer, salt and mix. Cover with lid and cook for a minute. and switch off the gas.
7.Now garnish by adding kasuri methi powder. I usually dr roast kasuri methi and then make powder.
8.Paneer bhurji dhaba style is ready J
 Tip – Do not overcook after adding paneer other it will become chew J
Sliced Onion

Grated Tomato

Crumbled Paneer

Cooked onion and tomato mixture

Paneer in the mixture

Paneer Bhurji Dhaba Style

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Aate (Wheatflour) Ka Halwa Recipe

This one is my hubby's favourite dish and i end up making quite often.

Prep Time : 2 mins ( to gather all ingredients :) )
Cooking Time : 10 mins
Serves - 2 people

5 tbsp aata (wheat flour)
5 tbsp ghee
5 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup hot water

1. Heat ghee in non stick pan.
2. Add aata (wheat flour) and stir untill you get nice brown colour.
3. Remove from flame and add sugar and mix well.
4. Now add hot water and stir to avoid formation of lumps
5. Place the pan back on low heat and cover with a lid and let it cook for 2 mins or until ghee starts floating on top
6. The atte ka halwa is ready to eat :)

Brown color of the aata (wheat flour)

Sugar with aata (wheat flour)

After adding hot water

Final stage ( you can see ghee on the edges )

Tip - Garnish with almonds to have crunchy texture to the halwa

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Apple Crumble Recipe

Felt like having apple pie but did not have energy to go and invest so much time making it. So a quick fix and to satisfy my craving instantly decide to do a quick fix -apple crumble :)

1 golden apple
1/4 cup all purpose flour
40 gm frozen butter cut into cubes
4 tbsp ground sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon powder
1tsp lemon juice

1. Peel and chop the apple.
2. Mix the ground sugar, lemon juice ,cinnamon to the cut apple.
4. Pre heat the oven at 180 degree Celsius.
3. Sieve the all purpose flour add the cubes of butter and make a crumble.
4. Grease  3 small ramekin or oven proof bowl with butter.
5. Add the apple mixture in the bowls and cover with the crumble.
6. Place the ramekins in the oven and bake at 180 degree Celsius for 40 minutes.

Apple with cinnamon and sugar 

Apple Crumble 

Tip - cinnamon gives nice flavor to the apple crumble.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Pickle Rice Recipe

Its easy to make and just take about 30 mins and more over you do not have to chop and do additional preparations  So if your cook is on leave or coming late from work give this recipe a try :)


1 cup rice washed and soaked for 15 minutes
2 tbsp Bedekar pickle mix ( mango pickle mix)
3 tbsp oil
2 1/4 cup water
Salt to taste
Fresh coriander leaves chopped and washed for garnishing

1. Put the cooker on high gas flame and oil .
2. Now add the Bedekar mix and stir .Immediately add the rice, salt as required and mix well.
3. Now add water . Cover the cooker lid
4. Allow two whistles and then lower the gas flame ( until a third whistle or for 3 mins ) and then turn off the gas
5. Release the cooker lid and as soon the steam escapes the cooker lid will fall .
6. Serve the hot rice with fresh coriander garnishing
7. You can eat the pickle rice with curd or any curry vegetable.

Tip - you can add Bedekar mix as per your need for more fire :)

Pickle Rice