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How to make Restaurant style Yummy Tawa Paneer Tikka ??

Tawa Paneer Tikka

Restaurant style Yummy Paneer tikka is made on the gas stove. It is simple to make at home and delicious in taste.

Marinate paneer cubes and veggies in spices and fry on a non-stick skilet.

Delicious Paneer Tikka Served with Green Mint Chutney. ..

Showing quick and easy recipe as follows..

Ingredients :

For marination

  • 500g Paneer
  • 1 red Capsicum
  • 1 green Capsicum
  • 1 big Onion
  • 1 big Tomato
  • 1/2 cup Curd
  • 2 tbsp Gram flour
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 4 tsp Tandoori Masala
  • 2 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Kasuri Methi
  • Salt to taste
  • Butter and oil for frying

Method:

  1. Cut paneer into cubes and onions into pieces.
  2. Deseed the capsicum and tomato and cut into pieces. 15878714_10211608637482359_1029354542_n
  3. Take curd in a big bowl, add  gram flour, turmeric powder, tandoori masala, kashmiri red chilli powder, ginger- garlic paste, lemon juice, kasuri methi and salt. Mix well.  Add paneer cubes , capsicum, tomato and onion pieces. 15879069_10211608637602362_2146814798_n
  4. Marinate for at least 2 hrs in a fridge. 15871200_10211608637162351_102091865_n
  5. Arrange paneer cubes, onion, tomato pieces and capsicum pieces on bbq stick.
  6. Heat 1 tbsp oil and 1 tbsp butter on non stick skilet. Arrange bbq sticks on it.15870734_10211608650482684_1270726699_n
  7. Fry on slow flame untill its colour changes to golden brown from all the sides.
  8. Tawa Paneer Tikka  is ready to eat….. enjoy!!!! 15870888_10211608650442683_1923913819_n
  9. Delicious Paneer Tikka Served with Green mint chutney. ..15879136_10211608650522685_735269413_nThanks for visiting my blog and do share your valuable comments.Do like my facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/jyotiscookbook/) for more updates on my new recipes.Happy Everyday Cooking!!!

 

How to make Perfect no fail Eggless Zebra Cake…

  1. Preheat your oven at 170 to 180 degree C.
  2. You can use hand blender to blend all the ingredients quick and easily.
  3. Take the curd in a big bowl  add sugar, vinegar, oil, 2 tbsp milk and vanilla essence and make a smooth paste.12271114_10207955620159209_1367609686_o12271196_10207955620079207_922176243_o
  4. Sieve all the dry ingredients. All purpose flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda.12231580_10207955620399215_327691538_n
  5. Now in a bigger bowl add dry ingredients into wet ingredients in a small batch. Mix with cut and fold method.12270332_10207955620719223_1543835102_n
  6. Mix well. Add more milk if batter is too thick. 13578534_10209757157836525_451077049_n
  7. Devide the batter into 2 equal portions. Add cocoa powder and 2 tbsp milk in one of the batter. untitled
  8. Grease a 8” Baking tray with oil. Place butter paper/ parchment paper on the bottom of the tray or dust with flour.15207825_10211157883733797_714450670_n
  9. In the middle of the pan Pour 2 tbsp. of each batter one by one at a time to create layers.
  10. Repeat process till the end.15152850_10211158007936902_1351324110_o
  11. Use wooden stick to get desired design. (I moved wooden stick from the  border of the pan to the middle of the pan and then in between in that lines moved stick from middle of the pan to the border ) 15209026_10211158028817424_1857720027_n
  12. Tap gently to remove air bubbles.15139532_10211157547565393_1349840444_n
  13. Place the tray inside an oven. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. 15211577_10211157547045380_13974058_n
  14. To check if it is cooked, insert a tooth pick and it should come out clean.
  15. Let it cool and Enjoy cake with tea…yum yum. 15152925_10211157547965403_1493366889_o

Enjoy!!!!

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How to make Instant Oatmeal Methi Chilla/ Pancake

Instant Oatmeal Methi Chilla/Pancake

Quick and easy-to-make healthy breakfast or snack item. Its kind of a pancake .

Delicious chilla can be made with just a few ingredients. Add oatmeal and spinach to make a power packed breakfast

My way of making Oatmeal Spinach Chilla is as follows..

Ingredients :

  • 1/2 cup instant oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh Methi / Fenugreek leaves
  • 1/4 cup gram flour/ besan
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp rice flour
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp ginger-chilli paste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • Pinch of asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp oil
  • Water as per requirement
  • Oil to grease the pan

Method:

  1. In a big bowl take instant oatmeal, methi leaves, gram flour, onion, cumin seeds, ginger-chilli paste, red chilli powder, Pinch of asafoetida, garam masala powder,  turmeric powder and rice flour. 15086204_10211070525389893_375732221_n15058010_10211070525269890_1386148205_n
  2. Add salt to taste and mix well.
  3. Add water and make a paste with no lumps. Adjust the consistency of the mixture to make a batter.15057995_10211070525229889_362780035_n
  4. Add oil and mix properly and keep aside for half an hour.
  5. Heat a non stick tawa or dosa pan on medium flame. Grease the pan with oil.
  6. Pour batter on pan after heated properly. 15045771_10211070525429894_1372600470_n
  7. After 2 to 3 mins try to flip it. It will easily loosen from the sides. 15139437_10211089995476633_1705782210_n
  8. Oatmeal Methi Chilla/ Pancake is ready to serve with ketchup, sauce or any curry.

Enjoy!!!

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How to make yummy Mini Fenugreek Pancake / Methi Chilla / Chanka

Mini Fenugreek Pancake / Methi Chilla /  Chanka  15049628_10211080956210657_689607342_n

It is a quick and easy-to-make healthy snack item.  Its a spicy blend of fresh fenugreek leaves and gram flour. Easy to make yummy side dish during meal. Delicious pancake can be made with just a few ingredients.

Sharing very simple recipe with you..

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup fresh Methi / Fenugreek leaves finely chopped
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 cup gram flour/ besan
  • 2 tbsp rice flour
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp ginger-chilli paste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • Pinch of asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp oil
  • Water as per requirement
  • Oil to grease the pan

Method:

  1. In a big bowl take finely chopped methi leaves, finely chopped onion , gram flour, rice flour, ginger-chilli paste, cumin seeds, red chilli powder, turmeric powder,  asafoetida, garam masala powder, oil and salt to taste and mix well.   15058010_10211070525269890_1386148205_n 15086204_10211070525389893_375732221_n
  2. Add water and make a thick  paste with no lumps. Adjust the consistency of the mixture to make a batter.
  3. Keep aside for half an hour. 15057995_10211070525229889_362780035_n
  4. Heat a non stick tawa or dosa pan on medium flame. Grease the pan with oil.
  5. Pour batter on pan after heated properly. Spread the batter with the help of spoon. 15102307_10211080182111305_751785429_o_png
  6. Arrange mini pancakes asper the size of your pan.15126208_10211080175071129_1379805178_o
  7. After 2 to 3 mins try to flip it. It will easily loosen from the sides. Cook properly from both the sides. 15126132_10211080169710995_1151844542_o
  8. Mini Fenugreek Pancakes are ready to serve with ketchup, sauce or any curry.15049617_10211080169670994_883384504_n

Enjoy!!!

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How to make Perfect no fail Eggless Marble Cake…

  1. Preheat your oven at 170 to 180 degree C.
  2. You can use hand blender to blend all the ingredients quick and easily.
  3. Take the curd in a big bowl  add sugar, vinegar, oil, 2 tbsp milk and vanilla essence and make a smooth paste.12271114_10207955620159209_1367609686_o12271196_10207955620079207_922176243_o
  4. Sieve all the dry ingredients. All purpose flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda.12231580_10207955620399215_327691538_n
  5. Now in a bigger bowl add dry ingredients into wet ingredients in a small batch. Mix with cut and fold method.12270332_10207955620719223_1543835102_n
  6. Mix well. Add more milk if batter is too thick.  13578534_10209757157836525_451077049_n
  7. Devide the batter into 2 equal portions. Add cocoa powder and 2 tbsp milk in one of the batter. untitled
  8. Grease a 8” Baking tray with oil. Place butter paper/ parchment paper on the bottom of the tray or dust with flour.
  9. Pour one of the batter in half quantity at a time. Again pour another batter in between. Repeat process till the end.
  10. Use wooden stick to get desired design. Tap gently to remove air bubbles.
  11. Place the tray inside an oven. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.
  12. To check if it is cooked, insert a tooth pick and it should come out clean.
  13. Let it cool and Enjoy cake with tea…yum yum.

Enjoy!!!!

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How to make Crispy and Delicious Corn flakes Chivda / Spicy Mix

Crispy and Delicious Corn flakes Chivda / Spicy Mix14825770_10210895023962467_1060398457_n

Corn flakes Chivda is spicy and crunchy snack can made any time. It is easy to make and has a very good shelf life.

Our Diwali is incomplete without this. Quick and easy to make spicy and crunchy Diwali snack… yumm

I will share the recipe with you.

Ingredients :

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  • 340 gm Corn flakes Cereal
  • 1/4 cup Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • Pinch of Asafetida
  • 3 to 4 Chopped Green Chilies
  • 10/12 Curry leaves
  • 1/4 Cup Peanuts
  • 1/4 Cup Daliya
  • 1/4 Cup Broken Cashew nuts
  • 1/4 Cup Sliced Coconut
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Powdered Sugar
  • Salt to taste

Method:

  1. In a wide pan heat oil on slow flame.
  2. Add cumin seeds and Asafoetida.
  3. Add Chopped Green Chilies and Curry leaves. 14877241_10210895024002468_340268510_n
  4. Add Peanuts, Daliya and Broken cashew nuts. 14825687_10210895023722461_431385535_n
  5. When the peanuts turn light brown, add sliced coconut and red chilli powder. 14877147_10210895024402478_1088725014_n
  6. Add Corn flakes Cereal and mix well.
  7. Add Powdered Sugar and Salt.
  8. Mix everything well. Roast everything on slow flame for two mins. 14825667_10210895024682485_105170589_n
  9. Now switch off the gas.
  10. You can add Murmura or shev as per your choice (It is optional).
  11. Crispy Delicious Corn flakes Chivda is ready to eat. 14886288_10210895024322476_317853648_n

Let Chivda cool for some time. Store in airtight container.

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How to make Crispy Sweet Shankarpali / Shakkar Pare ?

?Shankarpali  / Shakkar Pare ?

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It’s a delicious, mouth melting, crispy traditional Maharashtrian sweet snack. It is usually made during Diwali festival. ???

Make and enjoy with cup of tea.

Sharing my simple recipe with you….

Ingredients :

  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup ghee
  • Pinch of salt
  • All purpose flour (Maida)
  • Ghee for deep frying

Method:

  1. Take milk and sugar in a wide bowl and mix well.
  2. Add ghee and beat well till you get a smooth texture.14800991_10210864943210467_1243821449_n
  3. Add pinch of salt.
  4. Now add a little flour at a time and start kneading the dough.
  5. Add more flour until you get a nice dough.The dough should not be too tight or soft.
  6. Cover the dough with wet cloth and let it rest for 30 minutes.14872421_10210864943090464_699250698_n
  7. Once again kneed the dough. Divide it and make big circles with rolling pin.
  8. Cut into diamond or square shaped pieces using cutter or knife.
  9. Keep pieces on dry cloth. 14801126_10210864943130465_1091710286_n
  10. On the other side heat the ghee in a kadhai on slow or medium heat for frying.
  11. Once ghee is hot enough, add pieces in the ghee.
  12. Fry till it become golden brown on slow flame.
  13. Remove Shakkar pare on paper towel and let it cool.
  14. To store, you can keep Shankarpali in a airtight container.  14718756_916274331811692_95992703557400252_n14804964_10210864943050463_220168196_n 14725446_916274291811696_4768549539059440883_n

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How to make Veggie Appam

 It is very easy to make and a very healthy snack for kids tiffin or can be accompany with a cup of tea.

Appam patra is used to fry Appam. It uses less oil thus it more healthy.

You can do variations by adding any finely chopped veggie. Taste delicious with coconut chutney

Here is the recipe of yummy, spicy Appam,  I want to share with you..

Ingredients :

for making batter:

  • 1 cup rice
  • 1/2 cup whole, skinless black gram (urad dal)
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tsp ginger -chilli  paste
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying

Method :

  1. Wash urad dal and rice separately. 12722050_10208553027414017_1547207851_n
  2. Add fenugreek seeds in rice and soak overnight in water.14796187_10210822380746432_981433029_o
  3. Finely grind urad dal in a smooth paste, without adding much water. 14794141_10210822380026414_648605087_n
  4. Then add coarsely grinded rice.
  5. Keep for fermentation 7 to 8 hours.

 

  1. Take batter in a big bowl. 14795843_10210822450108166_1652481871_o
  2. Add ginger chilli paste, chopped onion, grated carrot and salt.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Heat appam patra on slow flame.14805480_10210822380066415_321884831_n
  5. Add few drops of oil in each mould and pour a spoonful of batter.
  6. Cook it for 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Flip appam after one side is done. 14705902_195503044224534_2711201230640695885_n
  8. Fry on slow frame on both sides.14731161_195503024224536_1752562961924258918_n14702341_195503017557870_1088496420770799652_n
  9. Yummy Suji Appam is ready to eat with  Green Coriander-Coconut Chutney….

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Enjoy  …

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How to make Instant Oatmeal Spinach Chilla/ Pancake

Instant Oatmeal Spinach Chilla/Pancake 14694783_10210724267853671_870749797_n

Quick and easy-to-make healthy breakfast or snack item. Its kind of a pancake .

Delicious chilla can be made with just a few ingredients. Add oatmeal and spinach to make a power packed breakfast

My way of making Oatmeal Spinach Chilla is as follows..

Ingredients :

  • 1/2 cup instant oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped spinach
  • 1/4 cup gram flour/ besan
  • 2 tbsp rice flour
  • 1 tsp ginger-chilli paste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp oil
  • Water as per requirement
  • Oil to grease the tawa

Method: 14686396_10210724267893672_1932129218_n

  1. In a big bowl take instant oatmeal, spinach, gram flour, ginger-chilli paste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and rice flour.
  2. Add salt to taste and mix well.
  3. Add water and make a paste with no lumps. Adjust the consistency of the mixture to make a batter.
  4. Add oil, coriander leaves and mix properly and keep aside for half an hour.
  5. Now add lemon juice and mix well.
  6. Heat a non stick tawa or dosa pan on medium flame. Grease the tawa with oil.
  7. Pour batter on pan after heated properly. 14658200_10210724268013675_986524106_n
  8. After 2 to 3 mins try to flip it. It will easily loosen from the sides. 14694615_10210724268333683_1004499560_n
  9. Oatmeal Spinach Chilla/ Pancake is ready to serve with ketchup, sauce or any curry.

Enjoy!!!14741842_10210770872498758_1327082522_n

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How to make mouthwatering Ragada Patties

Ragada Patties

This is one of my Favourite Chaat item

Its a mouthwatering street food of Mumbai.
It is basically potato patties served with white peas or green peas curry, chutney and some spices …. Yumm

I’m sharing a simple recipe with you all….

Ingredients for Serving Ragada Pattice: 14551012_10210602828577765_1285807972_o

  • 10 to 12 Potato Patties
  • 2 cups White/ Green Peas Ragada
  • 2 tbsp Sweet Date Tamarind Chutney
  • 2 tbsp Mint Coriander Chutney
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Coriander Leaves
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Onion
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Tomato
  • 1/2 cup sev
  • Pinch of Chaat Masala
  • Pinch of Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 tsp Raw Mango Pieces (If its available)

 

Recipe for making Potato patties as follows:

Ingredients :

  • 4 Boiled Potates
  • 1 tsp Chilli and Ginger paste
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Chaat Masala
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 2 tbsp Corn Flour
  • Salt as per taste
  • oil for frying

Method :

  1. Mash boiled potatoes with potato masher.
  2. Now add chilli and ginger paste, turmeric powder, chaat masala,  garam masala, corn flour and salt as per taste. Mix well. 14528283_10210629199437020_988445680_n
  3.  Apply oil on your palm.Make small patties as shown below.14522282_10210609953035872_1322866581_o
  4. Heat non stick pan on slow flame. Add a few drops oil and fry the patties.14522028_10210609953635887_1906064823_o
  5. Turn patties after one side is done. Fry on slow frame from both sides.14522172_10210609953355880_198757329_oYummy patties is ready to serve.

 

Recipe for making Ragada as follows:

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup Dried white peas/Green peas
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • Pinch of Asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1  Tomato
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • Chopped coriander for Garnish

Method:

  1. Wash white peas 2 to 3 times properly with tap water . 14543340_10210629199077011_1362665056_n
  2. Add some salt and soak overnight or for 8 to 10 hours in enough water. 14528259_10210629199357018_181321527_n14513635_10210629199557023_1751094796_o
  3. Rinse again with fresh water.
  4. In a pressure cooker add white peas. Add enough water and some salt.
  5. Heat cooker on medium flame.
  6. After 3 to 4 whistles, switch off the flame and let it cool down.
  7. Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan.
  8. Add pinch of asafoetida and cumin seeds.
  9. Add ginger garlic paste and saute it.
  10. Add grinded tomatoes and all dry spices like (red chilli powder, turmeric powder)  saute masala till it separates from the oil.
  11. Add boiled white peas and coat well with mixture.
  12. Add 1 cup hot water. Keep lid and simmer on slow flame.
  13. Add lemon juice and salt.
  14. Adjust water and spices as per your curry’s thickness and mix well.
  15. Switch off the flame and sprinkle garam masala.
  16. Garnish with coriander leaves. 14585512_10210629199037010_754525991_n

Yummy Ragada is ready to serve.

 

Method of Serving Ragada Patties :

  1. Arrange Patties in any plate you like.
  2. Pour Ragada all over the patties .
  3. Add sweet date tamarind and  mint coriander chutney.
  4. Add chopped onion, tomato, raw mango pieces.
  5. Sprinkle chaat masala and red chilli Powder.
  6. Garnish with sev and coriander leaves.
  7. Serve Hot.

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Give yourself a spicy treat with mouthwatering Ragada Patties…….delicious in each bite!!

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