Thursday, May 29, 2014

Paneer Butter Masala

I previously posted a recipe for Butter chicken and this one is for the vegetarians. This time it is Paneer Butter Masala, PBM. I made this as a side dish for Naan without yeast (recipe coming soon). I used the same recipe for PBM as like butter chicken, but substituted cashews with heavy cream, since I got some in the fridge. You can even try with high fat milk instead of heavy cream, but believe me heavy cream gives an extraordinary flavor and texture to the gravy. 

It was the perfect combo with the tandoor naan. It can also be served with simple vegetable pulao, jeera rice or pea’s pulao

Preparation time: 5-8 mins
Cooking time: 15-20 mins

Friday, May 23, 2014

Egg Tawa Fry | Hot &Spicy Egg Recipe

Egg tawa fry, am hearing this for the first time. Amma always used to make eggs with onion-tomato curry. And that curry can be used as a side dish for idli-dosa and even for rice. This tawa fry don’t need any onions or tomato or any other things. Just the masalas goes along with the hard boiled eggs. When ur really in a hurry to make a hot and spicy dish, definitely you can opt for this. I learned it from TH, his granny used to make this for him it seems and he suddenly remembered that and he badly wanted to taste it now. So, this is his recipe which I tried and tasted and certified to be good. He just loves this along-side with rasam and steamed rice. 

Check out how to make Egg podimas and also Egg Masala Podimas

Monday, May 19, 2014

How to make Schezwan Sauce | Schezwan Vegetable Fried Rice Recipe | Indo-Chinese Recipes

I’m a great fan of Siracha Chilli sauces and I use it in all my Indochinese recipes for sure and that highlights the dish very good. Now, I find their sauces very rarely in the markets because of their shut down issues. So I thought of making it at home and gave a try in making schezwan sauce. It was a big hit. I dint use any preservatives or vinegar for longer storage, so used it on the same day by making Gobi Manchurian. Serving Schezwan fried rice along with Gobi Manchurian was a great idea though.
Here I have the recipe for How to make Schezwan sauce and also how to make Schezwan Fried rice. I used the same recipe as like Chicken Fried rice and the only difference is using Home-made Schezwan Sauces.

Follow Egg fried rice recipe for how to cook rice for making Fried rice. I do have some Step wise pictures in the link to follow. Try this and let me know about the comments and suggestions. 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Creamy Veg Curry for Chapathi | Veg Curry Recipe

So here I come up with another recipe which goes with chapathi, most of the time and also a great combo for poori and naan. It just needs ur patience to slice the veggies thin and it can be done in a jiffy. If u have a chopper, then the work is so simple. Take all the veggies u have in hand. I used carrots, French beans, capsicum and also green peas. I used few Anaheim peppers which I love to use in my recipes. If u don’t find any in ur place, just skip that. This idea struck me when I had extra heavy cream in my refrigerator after using it for Crème Brulee. You can replace the cream with milk too. Even cashew paste works well in replacing it. Just soak the cashews in hot water and grind into a smooth paste. TH just loved this combo with chapathi and he says it tasted like Jalfrezi. Here is the recipe for creamy veg curry.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Kale Stir-Fry | Kale leaves Poriyal

I generally love to have greens (keerai) in my meal every day. When I was in India, I love to have all varieties of keerai especially siru keerai (tropical amaranthus) poriyal. But it became tough for me to get the fresh greens here. I never even attempted to buy frozen foods which are packed from India. So I wanted to give a try with the greens which are available here. I tried to make poriyal with kale and it turned out awesome. I served it with the spicy garlic kuzhambu and with some vadams topped with a spoon of ghee. It tasted heavenly. Please do try this at home and let me know the reviews.

Preparation time: less than 5 mins
Cooking time: 10-15mins