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Karhi PAKORAY

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how to make karhi with pakora

Ingredients

250 grm. yogurt
preferably one which is sour
Or 675 ml buttermilk or Lassi
6 tbs. besan
1 small onion chopped
1 tsp. salt (cording to taste)
½ tsp chili (Lal Mirch) powder
½ tsp turmeric (Haldi) powder
6-8 curry leaves (Karhi Patta)
¼ tsp mustard seeds (Rai)
¼ tsp carom seeds (Ajwain)
1 tsp. cumin seeds (Zeera)
1 pinch asafetida (Heeng)

PAKORAY:
6 tbs. besan
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp chili (Lal Mirch) powder
2-3 chopped green chilies
¼ tsp. cumin seeds (Zeera)
½ tsp. Baking powder OR
1 pinch of soda bi carbonate
1 pinch asafetida (Heeng)
1 small onion-chopped

Instructions

Whip the yogurt into a smooth paste.
Add basin, salt, pepper, Turmeric (Haldi) and chopped onion and mix well.
Add 3-4 glasses of water and leave
to cook partially covered on low heat.
When the onion has softened and the
curry has attained the desired consistency add PaKoray.

Seekh Kabab

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how to make seekh kabab

Ingredients

½ kg. finely grinded minced beef
½ tsp. salt (according to taste)
1 tsp. chili (Lal Mirch) powder
1 small onion-chopped
½ tsp. garam masala
1 small onion-chopped and fried
1 egg
1 tbs. lemon juice
½ tsp. ginger (Adrak) paste

Garnish

1 lemon
2 onion

Instructions

Mix all spices/ingredients together and add to the minced beef. Mix well, cover and leave in fridge to marinate for 3-4 hours.
Form into long kababs (like sausage) and either fry in a little oil or barbeque.
Serve with sliced onion, Mint (Podina) chutney, lemon and paratha or naan.
Serving: 2 to 3 persons

Gola Kabab

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how to make gola kabab

Ingredients

1 kg. finely grinded minced beef
1½ tsp. salt (according to taste)
1½ tbs. crushed chili
2 large onion-chopped
½ tbs. garam masala
2 tbs. lemon juice
1 tbs. ginger (Adrak) paste
1 tsp. garlic (Lehsan) paste
½ cup fresh coriander (Dhaniya) leaves
½ cup fresh mint (Podina) leaves
½ cup yogurt
2 tbs. raw crushed papaya
1 piece for smoke flavour
4-6 green chilies
Garnish

1 lemon

2 onion

Instructions

Chop and fry 1 large onion till brown. Mix the brown onion with all other spices, grind them and then add to the minced beef. Mix well, cover and leave in fridge to marinate for 3-4 hours.
Keep the smoldering coal in the pot containing the mixture ant cover it for few minutes for the meat to absorb the smoke.
Form into long kababs (like sausage) or balls and either fry in a little oil or cook in the oven.
Serve with sliced onion, Mint (Podina) chutney, lemon and paratha or naan.
Serving: 3 to 4 persons

Absolutely Delicious Green Bean Casserole from Scratch

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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place green beans into a saucepan and fill with about 1/2 inch of water. Bring to a boil and steam until beans are tender but still bright green, about 5 minutes. Drain and toss with the mushrooms. Set aside.
  3. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and parsley; cook and stir until onion is tender. Whisk in flour until blended, then mix in the lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Gradually whisk in milk, stirring constantly, so that no lumps form and then stir in sour cream. Warm over medium heat until the sauce begins to bubble. Dump in the green beans and mushrooms, stirring to coat.
  4. Remove from the heat and toss briefly with some of the Cheddar cheese and French fried onions, saving some of each to sprinkle over the top. Spoon into a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish and top with the reserved onions and cheese.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese melts, about 15 minutes.

Blini (Russian Pancakes)

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blini russian pancakes

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Beat together the milk and the eggs. Stir in the salt and the sugar and mix well. Add the baking soda and citric acid.
  2. Blend in the flour. Add the vegetable oil and pour in the boiling water, stirring constantly. The batter should be very thin, almost watery. Set the bowl aside and let it rest for 20 minutes.
  3. Melt a tablespoon of butter in a small frying pan over medium-high heat. Pick the pan up off the heat. Pour in a ladleful of batter while you rotate your wrist, tilting the pan so the batter makes a circle and coats the bottom. The blini should be very thin.
  4. Return the pan to the heat. Cook the blini for 90 seconds. Carefully lift up an edge of the blini to see if it’s fully cooked: the edges will be golden and it should have brown spots on the surface. Flip the blini over and cook the other side for 1 minute.
  5. Transfer the blini to a plate lined with a clean kitchen towel. Continue cooking the blini, adding an additional tablespoon of butter to the pan after each 4 blini. Stack them on top of each other and cover with the kitchen towel to keep warm.
  6. Spread your favorite filling in the center of the blini, and fold three times to make a triangle shape. You can also fold up all 4 sides, like a small burrito.

Suggested fillings: cooked ground meat, mashed potatoes with onion, berries, or chocolate sauce.

Gawar Phali

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recipe of Gawar Phali

Ingredients

¼ Kg. Gowar phalli
3 cloves garlic (Lehsan)–chopped
50 ml oil (preferably mustard oil)
¼ tsp. chili crushed
¼ tsp. Turmeric (Haldi) powder
1 tsp. salt (as per taste)
1 green chilies – chopped
½ tsp. cumin seeds (Zeera)
3-4 tbs. Imli paste or lemon juice OR
1 tbs. amchur powder

Instructions

Chop Gowar beans into half inch pieces. Boil in 1 cup of water till it is tender. Let the water dry up. Mesh the boiled beans and add all spices except Zeera and garlic and amchur powder. Lightly fry garlic and Zeera in oil and add the Gowar. Roast the mixture and then add Imli paste or lemon juice or amchur powder. Cook it for a couple of minutes.
Serve with chapati or besni, bajra or makai roti.
Serving: 3 persons.

Fried Fish

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fried fish

Ingredients

1 kg. fish filets

Marinate:
½ tsp. salt (according to taste)
2-3 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. garlic (Lehsan) paste
½ tsp. chili (Lal Mirch) powder
¼ tsp. carom seeds (Ajwain)

Batter for frying:
4-5 tbs. basin (Chana or rice flour)
½ tsp. salt (according to taste)
½ tsp. chili (Lal Mirch) powder

Instructions

Mix the ingredients for marinate.
Coat the fish with the marinate and leave for 2-3 hours in fridge.
Prepare batter using water to make paste (not too thick or thin).
Dip the pieces in batter and deep fry till golden brown.
Serve with fries or Mint (Podina) sauce and naan.
Serving: 2 to 3 persons.