Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Paneer Do Pyaza

Hi friends,are you in hurry to cook a vegetable,which may be easy to cook,spicy,nutritious and tasty too,for lunch or dinner ? Are you on your own to cook?....Well try this one...Paneer Do Pyaza !!



  • Paneer- 150 gm
  • Onions- 2 big,cut into lengthwise pieces
  • Tomato- 3 big size,cut into 1 inch pcs
  • Fresh Coriander leaves- 2 tbsp(chopped)
  • Green chilli- 2pcs(cut lengthwise)
  • Ginger(cut into long shreds)- 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon- 1 stick
  • Green cardamom- 2-3pcs(crushed)
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  • Crushed coriander seeds- 11/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Garam masala- 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli Powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Refined oil- 2 tbsp
  • Fresh cream- 1/2 cup


  • Cut the paneer into 1/2 inches square pieces.
  • To make paneer spongy,keep the pieces in warm water for 1/2 hour.
  • Heat oil in a pan.Fry cinnamon stick,then onion till it turns transparent.Add green chilli & ginger,saute for a few seconds.Add tomato pieces till it is half cooked.Add red chilli powder,coriander seeds,turmeric powder and paneer pieces.Mix well & cover with lid, cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add  crushed cardamom, garam masala & salt,mix well.Saute for 2-3 seconds.
  • Beat the fresh cream and add to the pan,mix well.Cook on low flame.
  • Garnish with green coriander & cut pieces of green chilli.
Serve hot with Naan or Paratha.
Serving : 4 persons.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Makhane Ki Kheer

इस ब्लॉग के पाठको को नवरात्र की शुभकामनाये 
The days of Fasting are going on during this Navratra. Many of the religious people opt for fasting during 8 or 9 days of this occasion. During scotching summer some sweet edibles,acceptable in fasting,eases the ritual.The makhane ki kheer is just up to occasion....sweet,yummy & quick to cooking without sweating !!!
     And the properties of makhana have it...rich in protein & calcium !! Wow...yummy....  


  • Makhana (lotus seeds)- 200 gm
  • Milk [full cream]- 1ltr
  • Sugar- 1 cup
  • Poppy seeds [soaked in water]-  2 tbsp
  • Ghee- 1 tbsp
  • Green crushed cardamom  1/2 tsp
  • Dry coconut grated  1/2 cup
  • Raisin 10-15 pieces
  • Charoli [ chironji]  2 tsp
For Garnishing:

    • Pistachio [crushed]- 2 tsp

  • Heat a deep pan,saute makhana in it for 2-3 minutes,then add 1/2 tbsp ghee.Again saute the same for 3 minutes till they are crisp.
  • Remove the pan from fire and take makhana in the grinder.
  • Crush the makhana very slightly.
  • Saute grated coconut in pan on low heat for 1/2 minute and keep separately.
  • Heat remaining ghee in the pan and add soaked poppy seeds.Saute for 1 minute.
  • Now,add milk into pan and heat it, bring to boil on low flame until milk is reduced to 3/4th .Then add the crushed makhana. Simmer it for a few minutes till it becomes slightly thick.

  • Add grated coconut,raisin and charoli and mix well.Cook for few minutes.
  • Add sugar & cardamom and mix well.Cook again for 2 minutes till it becomes thick.

  • Take it off flame, let it cool and keep in refrigerator.
  • Garnish it with crushed pistachio before serving.
  • Serve it cold....it tastes better and soothing...