Loads of recipes to try and the list increases day by day .Wow !!!hats off to all my friends for all the excellent recipes which everyone shares .I was feeling very sad and bad that i could not particiapte in few of the events hosted by many friends last month .Just held up with few immigrations stuffs.But now i am back and will keep updating many more recipes .Depressed and frusted with all the immigration , i could not concentrate on the cooking department .Now back on the road with my cooking .
First on the list was my all time love on Gobi Manchurian .Thanks to Seema
Recipe Junction -Gobi Manchurian perfect step by step explanation .It just tasted great and yummy .Really enjoyed the dinner .So here it goes .
Raw Materials Required
1 Medium Gobi/Cauliflower
1/2 cup Cornflour
1/2 cup All Purpose Flour/Maida
2 tbsp Soy Chili Sauce
2 tbsp Green Chili Sauce
1 tsp hot Red Chili Powder
3 tbsp Tomato sauce
1/2 Capsicum- Sliced
1 Big Onion -Sliced
1 tsp Butter -melted
4 Garlic Cloves- Chopped finely
1 Tbsp Ginger-Garlic-Green chili paste
2 Green chilies - Chopped finely
1/2 inch Ginger- Sliced into thin strips
Oil for deep frying
Mix cornflour, maida , Garlic-Green chili paste , melted hot butter, salt( as per taste) along with little warm water to make a thick paste.Dip Cauliflower florets into this paste and deep fry them until golden brown and set them aside.Now in a kadai heat little oil and fry onions till transparent.To this add chopped garlic cloves and fry them until transparent.Now add green chilies and ginger and then add in capsicum and fry them for a min.Note that capsicum should still remain crispy. Now add soy sauce, chili sauce, tomato sauce, red chili powder and saute it for a few secs. To this add about 3 tbsp of water and the above fried and cooled gobi bajias.( Tip: Bajias should not be hot here. This is to maintain the crispiness even after added to the sauce mixture).Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot.
Next on the list is Methi Matar Malai ..This is also from Seema .She has an excellent collection of recipes .I just made few changes from her .The only one was that i did not add tomato paste to the dish.
Methi Matar Malai
Raw Materials Required
1/2 cup Green peas (boiled)
1/2 cup Cream or malai
1 bunch Methi leaves (chopped)
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1 pinch Asafoetida
3 tsp Ghee or butter
Salt to taste
Roast and Grind to a paste --> 1 Onion +1 tsp Curds + 1tsp Sugar + 1.5tsp Cashew nuts +1/2tsp red chili powder+1/2 tsp turmeric powder + 1tsp Khuskhus(poppy seeds) + 1/2"piece Ginger + 2 peppercorns + 2 Cloves + 1/4" stick Cinnamon
Immerse methi in salted hot boiling water for 10 minutes. Drain and wash well in colander under running water. Keep aside.In a kadai heat ghee, add cumin seeds and asafoetida.Add paste and stir fry for 2-3 minutes.Add ground spices. Stir, and add peas, methi leaves and malai.Add all other ingredients. Boil for 2-3 minutes or till gravy thickens. If gravy feels too watery sprinkle a dash of flour and stir. If too thick, add a few tsp. of milk.
It tasted great with hot pulka rotis ...Yummy one ..
The next one is the dessert .This time i browsed thru all the recipes in the Internet and then came out with my own version .Of course the ingredients are the same but the method was a bit different.I prepared gajar halwa in a slow cooker .Yeah true .It was excellent .I need not stand under the stove waiting for each and every second for the milk to boil .So here it goes .
Raw Materials required
1 pound or 6 medium Carrots, scrapped and grated
4 cups Milk, Whole
3/4 cup Sugar
6 tsp Almonds, ground
1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
3 tsp Ghee
4-5 strands of saffron
5 tsp -Cashews and raisins
Grate the carrot and wash them well in cold water and keep it aside .Then pour the milk in the slow cooker vessel and add carrots to it .Add cardamon powder and saffron strand and almonds to it .Set the slow cooker to 2 hrs .After 2hrs transfer the halwa in a serving bowl .Then in a small kadia add ghee and fry the cashew and raisins and garnish on the halwa .Serve it hot or cold ..it taste great .
This would be my entry for the Regional Cuisine created by Laksmi and this month's host by Richa As Dear As Salt-Punjab Cuisine .
Could anybody guide me on making DAL MAKANI ..