Category Archives: Indian vegetables / Curries

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 Clear Veggies Soup ???

Clear Veggies Soup ???

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This is the 100th post of my blog.  Sharing my all time favourite soup recipe with you all..

Enjoy this winter with warm and light Clear Veggies Soup. Very easy to make healthy soup with crunch of vegetables. ?

Recipe of this simple soup is as follows…

Ingredients :
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp finely chopped garlic
  • 4 to 5 chopped spring onion bulb
  • 1/2 cup sweet corn kernels (Frozen/ Fresh)
  • 1/2 cup carrot diced
  • 1/2 cup cauliflower florets
  • 4 tbsp. corn flour
  • 1/2 tsp vinegar
  • Green spring onion for garnishing
  • 3 to 4 cups water/vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • Salt to taste

Method:

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  1. In a deep heavy bottom pan heat butter on the slow flame.
  2. Add garlic and stir for a minute.
  3. Add spring onion bulb, cauliflower florets and diced carrot pieces for 2 mins. (You can add any other veggie too as per your choice like capsicum, french beans, green peas etc)
  4. Add sweet corn kernels and mix well.
  5. Add vegetable stock or water and bring it to boil.
  6. Add some water in cornflour and make a fine paste. Add it into pan. It will thicken your soup. 15128677_10211106911619526_1478099418_n
  7. Add black pepper powder, vinegar and salt.
  8. Garnish with spring onion pieces.
  9. Hot and yummy Clear Veggies Soup is ready to serve…15027382_213313399110165_6149124197455182704_n  15134553_213313425776829_812625895251377454_n

Enjoy hot soup !!!!

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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 Kala Chana / Black Chickpeas Curry/Chanyachi Usal (Maharashtrian style )

 

❤Kala Chana/ Black Chickpeas Curry ❤

Chanyachi Usal (Maharashtrian style )

Tangy, Spicy Kala Chana Curry is a delicious as well as healthy indian curry.

Simple and easy to make curry.  Enjoy this yummy curry with Rice, Bread, Roti or Chapati. 14611162_904416186330840_1323949938999958831_n

Sharing  this simple recipe with you ….

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup Kala Chana / Black Chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup Grated Coconut (Dry/ Fresh)
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • Pinch of Asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 Medium sized Onion
  • 1/2 tsp Green Chilli Paste
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 small Tomato
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped coriander for garnish

Method:

  1. Wash Kala Chana 2 to 3 times properly with tap water .
  2. Add some salt and soak overnight or for 8 to 10 hours in enough water.
  3. Rinse again with fresh water.
  4. In a pressure cooker add Kala Chana. Add enough water and some salt.
  5. Heat cooker on medium flame.
  6. After 5 to 6 whistles, switch off the flame and let it cool down.
  7. In a small pan dry roast coconut on slow flame. After cooling down grind in a smooth  paste and keep aside.ddwww
  8. Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan on medium flame, add asafoetida and cumin Seeds.
  9. After cumin seeds changed colour add chopped onion and saute till it become golden brown.
  10. Add ginger garlic paste, green chilli paste and saute it.
  11. Add finely chopped tomato, red chilli Powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and mix well.2015-11-27 14.34.18
  12. Roast till it leaves oil from the sides. 2016-05-05 18.15.16
  13. Add boiled Kala Chana and coat well with mixture.
  14. Add 1 cup hot water and simmer on slow flame.
  15. Add lemon juice, coconut paste and salt.
  16. Adjust water and spices as per your curry’s thickness and mix well.
  17. Switch off the flame and sprinkle garam masala powder.14590327_904416116330847_7289410947281193435_n
  18. Garnish with coriander leaves.

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Spicy, tangy white peas curry is ready to serve with Rice, Bread, Roti or Chapati

Enjoy yummy curry!!!

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How to make Tangy, Spicy white peas curry/ Vatanyachi Usal

Tangy, Spicy white peas curry/ Vatanyachi Usal is a Maharashtrian dish.

Simple and easy to make curry.  Enjoy this yummy curry with Rice, Bread, Roti or Chapati.

I want to share this simple recipe with you ….

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup Dried white peas/Green peas
  • 1/2 cup Grated Coconut (Dry/ Fresh)
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • Pinch of Asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 Medium sized Onion
  • 1/2 tsp Green Chilli Paste
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 small Tomato
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • Salt to taste
  • 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. In a small pan dry roast coconut on slow flame. After cooling down grind in a smooth  paste and keep aside.ddwww
  8. Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan on medium flame, add asafoetida and cumin Seeds.
  9. After cumin seeds changed colour add chopped onion and saute till it become golden brown.
  10. Add ginger garlic paste, green chilli paste and saute it.
  11. Add finely chopped tomato, red chilli Powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and mix well.2015-11-27 14.34.18
  12. Roast till it leaves oil from the sides. 2016-05-05 18.15.16
  13. Add boiled white peas and coat well with mixture.
  14. Add 1 cup hot water and simmer on slow flame.
  15. Add lemon juice, coconut paste and salt.
  16. Adjust water and spices as per your curry’s thickness and mix well.
  17. Switch off the flame and sprinkle garam masala powder.
  18. Garnish with coriander leaves. 14585512_10210629199037010_754525991_n

Spicy, tangy white peas curry is ready to serve with Rice, Bread, Roti or Chapati

Enjoy yummy curry!!!

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How to make Yummy ? Matar Paneer ? (Green Peas and Cottage Cheese Curry)

Yummy  ? Matar Paneer / Green Peas and Cottage Cheese curry ? is very simple to make yet delicious in taste. Its a blend of onions, tomatoes and some spices. It is a famous north indian curry.

Sharing my easy way of making Matar Paneer….?

Ingredients :

  • 250 grms Paneer Cubes
  • 250 grms Green Peas
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 2 tsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 Stick Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 tsp Chilli -Ginger -Garlic paste
  • 1 big onion
  • 3 to 4 Tomatoes
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 5/6 Cashewnuts
  • 1 tsp Kasuri methi
  • 2 tbsp Heavy Cream
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves for garnish

Method:

  1. Blanch green peas by adding pinch of salt and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan and add sliced onions, chopped tomatoes, cashew nuts and salt.
  3. Saute it and cook for 10 min on slow flame with lid.13956804_10210128995252228_1072377401_n
  4. After cooling down grind in a smooth paste.
  5. In a heavy bottom pan heat butter on slow flame.
  6. Add cumin seeds, cinnamon stick, chili powder, turmeric powder and chilli-ginger -garlic paste and saute it.
  7. Add the grinded paste and salt. Mix properly .14011845_10210128995052223_1339375251_n
  8. Add 1/2 cup hot water and kasuri methi. Mix properly .  Adjust water and spices as per your curry’s thickness.14001813_10210128995092224_1902444918_o
  9. Add paneer cubes and blanched green peas. Mix well and simmer on slow flame.14010080_10210129099334830_357536297_n
  10. Add cream and garam masala. Mix well and switch off the flame.
  11. Garnish with coriander leaves, cream and butter.
  12. Your yummy Matar Paneer is ready to eat!
  13. Serve with Chapati, Phulka, Jeera Rice or Naan.13879192_859367530835706_3834698988153113946_n13934758_859367517502374_8011070172151303730_n

 

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How to make Kurkuri Bhindi / Crispy Ladyfinger/ Okra Fry?

? Kurkuri Bhindi / Crispy Ladyfinger/ Okra Fry?

Crispy deep fried okra served as a delicious side dish and can compliment any curry or rice. Its very easy to make. It is basically okra coated with flour, spices and shallow/ deep fry. It is one of the best starters anytime.

I am sharing my way of making yummy  Kurkuri Bhindi  the easy way…

Ingredients :

  • 20 to 25 medium Okra/ Bhindi
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp  chaat masala
  • 1/2 tsp amchur/ dry mango powder
  • 4 tbsp gram flour/ Besan
  • 1 tbsp rice flour
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep/ shallow fry

Method:

  1. Wash okra properly and tap it with a dry cloth.
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  3. Slit in between and make pieces.
  4. Coat okra with all dry ingrediants (kashmiri red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder,  chaat masala, amchur powder, besan, rice flour and  salt to taste.)
  5. Heat oil in heavy bottom pan on medium flame.xxxx
  6. Fry okra on medium flame till it become golden brown.
  7. Sprinkle chaat masala before serve.

 

Spicy and crispy Kurkuri Bhindi is ready to eat…yummm

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How to make Delicious, Spicy and Buttery Mumbai Pav Bhaji ..

Delicious, Spicy and Buttery Mumbai Pav Bhaji

It is a Maharashtrian spicy, mouthwatering dish as well as one of the most popular street food of Mumbai. Its a quick, healthy one pot meal and is easy to make. It is a great way for kids to eat veggies. This delicious, spicy and buttery mixed vegetable curry (bhaji) is served with Ladi Pav Buns/ Bread.

Recipe with step by step pictures as follows :

Ingredients :

For Bhaji:

  • 1 cup Cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup Green peas
  • 3 to 4 Potatoes
  • 5tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2  finely chopped onions
  • 1 finely chopped capsicum
  • 3 finely chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 3 tsp Pav bhaji masala (I used Everest Pav Bhaji Masala)
  • 2 tsp Lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves for garnish.

For Serving:

  • 10 to 12 Pav / Bread slices 
  • 1 cup Finely copped onion
  • Lemon wedges
  • 1/2 cup chopped coriander leaves
  • Butter

Method of making bhaji ( curry):13664315_10209993682829502_1314401847_n

  1. Pressure cook veggies- like potatoes, cauliflower, green peas, capsicum.
  2. After cooling down mash with potato masher and keep aside.
  3. Heat Butter and oil in a heavy bottom pan. Add onions and saute till it become golden brown.
  4. Add ginger garlic paste and saute it.
  5. Add finely chopped tomato, red chilli powder, pav bhaji masala and salt to taste and mix well.
  6. Roast till it seperates from the oil at the sides of the pan. Add the mashed veggies and mix well.
  7. Add lemon juice and simmer on slow flame.
  8. Add enough water to make a thin bhaji. Adjust spices asper your taste.
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves .

Method of Serving Pav Bhaji:

  1. Take bhaji  in a deep bowl.
  2. Add chopped onions, butter and coriander leaves.
  3. Squeeze a few drops of lemon juice.
  4. Serve with copped onions, lemon wedge and Ladi pav.13686710_10209984041348471_1143678653689193072_n13680738_10209984041668479_4525335489057409188_n

Give yourself a spicy treat with mouthwatering Pav Bhaji!!

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Sankashti Chaturthi Special Naivedya Thali

Sankashti Chaturthi Special Maharashtrian style Naivedya Thali

 

Recipes for Val Bhirde , Alu Vadi, Wheat flour deep fried Modak and Gujiya as follows:

 

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Val Bhirde Recipe: How to make Sprouted Field Bean Curry (Valache Bhirde)

 

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Alu Vadi recipe:  How to make Alu Vadi/ Patra/ Pathrode..

 

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Wheat flour deep fried Gujiya recipe: How to make wheat flour deep fried Gujiya/ Karanji

 

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Wheat flour Deep fried Modak Recipe: How to make Fried Modak ..

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How to make Drumstick/ Shevgyachya Shenganche Pithle ?

Drumstick/ Shevgyachya Shenganche Pithle ?

“Pithle” is Maharashtrian All-Time-Favourite food made with chickpea flour. Very quick and easy to make.

I added drumstick pieces to enhance the flavour.

Sharing my simple recipe with you all:

Ingredients :

  • 2 tbsp chickpea flour/ besan
  • 2 drumsticks cut into pieces
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Pinch of asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 small sized onion
  • 1/2 tsp green chilli paste
  • 1/2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 7/8 curry leaves
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2/3 kokum petals
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves for garnish.

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  1. Take chickpea flour in a bowl. Add 1 cup water and make a smooth paste and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a deep pan on slow flame.
  3. Now add asafoetida and cumin seeds.
  4. After cumin seeds change colour add chopped onion and saute till it become golden brown.
  5. Add ginger-garlic paste and green chilli paste and saute it.
  6. Add curry leaves, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and drumstick pieces and mix well.
  7. Add 1/2 cup water and cover the pan with lid. Simmer on slow flame till drumstick get cooked.
  8. Now add chickpea flour paste and stir continuously. It will immediately start to thicken. Add more water if required.
  9. Add salt, kokum petals and mix well.
  10. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  11. Serve Hot.13612357_841783165927476_1488893302663888328_nFB_IMG_1468066638185

Enjoy yummy hot pithle with rice, bhakri or chapati.FB_IMG_1468066641809

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