Thursday, April 21, 2011

A Paneer in need is a PANEER in deed (Food Remake)

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
WHAT AN IDEA  PariJI!!
The day she posted this Colourful Bell Pepper and Cottage Cheese Cubes , for me , it was like as we say in Hindi " mere ankhon mein yeh chubh raha tha!(Its direct translation in English :- it was pricking in my eyes!!).PLEASE TAKE THIS IN  A POSITIVE OR FUNNY WAY:-)
Thanks to Pari for this wonderful and unique recipe. I really loved it and I can use it in many preparations. I made a change from her original recipe with a genuine reason behind it. As the name of her recipe says its about bell pepper BUT, me and my daughter are allergic to those bell peppers. So I had to put these out of my recipe. And Pari has written in her post that we can replace with other vegetables also. I thought of adding as many number of vegetables I have with me.
Luckily I got the same round mould (as Pari has one) to make Paneer. 

Here is the recipe in my words:
Recipe to make the Veggie Paneer :



Ingredients:
Fresh Milk - 1/2 litre(I used and I could make 10 big tikkas, 2 kebabs and one paratha)
Lime juice -2 tbsp or more depending on the milk and the time it takes to break
Parboiled vegetables  - 1 cup (finely chopped beans, carrot, baby corn, peas,potato and whatever you like and it fits in the paneer well)
you can use bell pepper, I have omitted here.
Green Chilly - 1 finely chopped(Avoid this, if for kids)
Salt 1 tsp
Pepper powder - 1 to 2 tsp

Method:

  • Boil the milk.
  • Add the lime juice and stir it. Continue boiling till the milk breaks out.
  • Add all the vegetables and boil for few more minutes.
  • Strain it to remove the whey.
  • Wash it with clean water to remove the smell.
  • Add the green chilly, salt and pepper powder. Mix well.
  • Transfer it into Paneer making mould.
  • Keep it aside for 2 to 3 hours. Transfer it into a big plate or bowl.
  • Keep in the fridge to set.
  • The BASIC Veggie Paneer is ready.
Don't have mould, no problems, tie in a clean cloth hang it for an hour or two, remove and give the desired shape, may be you have to add little corn flour to bind it properly.


NOW,
Turn this into Spicy Paneer Tikka and or Kabab:
You need
Ready Veggie Paneer cubes - 10 to 12
Corn Flour - 2 tbsp
(I used Rice flour as there was no cornflour at home, but it worked fine too)
Garam Masala - as per taste
Amchur powder a pinch or less.
Fresh coriander to serve(not in the photo)
Oil to shallow fry the Tikka

Method:

    • Cut the ready Paneer into Tikka shape, DUST them on the cornflour and keep it ready.
    • Heat the tawa. Spread oil on it. When the oil is hot, carefully place the cubes on tawa.
    • Shallow Fry all the sides. Transfer into serving plate sprinkle the garam masala and amchur powder mix and garnish with fresh coriander.
    • VEGGIE PANEER TIKKA IS READY TO SERVE.




    To make KABAB,
    • SAME PROCEDURE, JUST SCRAMBLE THE PANEER ADDING GARAM MASALA AND AMCHUR POWDER. 
    • Give the shape of Kababs and shallow fry till golden.


    The last but not the least is I USED THIS SCRAMBLED PANEER TO MAKE STUFFED PARATHA AND MY YOUNGER DAUGHTER HAD THE WHOLE PARATHA WITH CURDS. ;-))))))))
    (It did not clicked me to click a photo. Next time I will take the photo and add it here)
    THANK YOU SO MUCH PARI FOR SUCH A HEALTHY RECIPE WHICH MADE MY WORK EASY TO FEED MY KID A GOOD FOOD.
    And perfect starter for the party.
    Hey I think I can use these cubes in Palak Paneer, Veg Biryani also, any more ideas????


    Keep Smiling,

    AWARD TIME :-)

    Tried and tasted by Nivedita
    Hi All,
    Its better late than never!!! this is what I am using for my laziness.Some things keep on postponing for no reason. This is what happened here with my awards. I hope you all will understand me and you all love me even after posting this so late :-)
     I am really sorry for accepting these lovely awards so late and posting it in my blog. 
    THANKS A TON FOR CHOOSING ME TO SHARE YOUR AWARDS.


    VEENA HAS SHARED THIS AWARD



    KANTHI HAS SHARED THIS AWARD


    RICHA PRIYANKA HAS SHARED THESE AWARDS







    AND
    SHOBHA HAS SHARED THIS AWARD WITH ME.


    THANKS ONCE AGAIN FOR THIS TOKEN OF LOVE. KEEP VISITING ME AND ENCOURAGE ME WITH YOUR COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS.



    Keep Smiling,

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011

    Colourful curries : Reposting for the event

    Tried and tasted by Nivedita
     Hi All,
    How are you all?
    Again some reposting for the event.
    But I kept on wondering which one to choose for this event, Is it fine if I take dals, or sambhars or curry???
    Then thought of giving chance to my older posts  which did not get more attention :-)))
    So here are the two recipes which I am reposting for the event which is going on in Charita's blog.

    First is


    AND


    Many and more Veg. Sambhar



    The event is going on here:



    Keep Smiling,

    Tuesday, April 19, 2011

    Chota Packet, Bada Dhamaka - Ching's SECRET NEW SCHEZWAN Miracle Masala

    Tried and tasted by Nivedita
     Hi All,
    Scene ONe: Its a tiring and a very long day at work, you are back home, and nothing is there except some left over rice in the fridge. And luckily some cut vegetables in hand. Then.....
    Scene TWo : Suddenly you have that craving to have some Chinese food, and you really love the rice you get in that Chinese Restaurant. But you are not in a mood to go out of home, or you know there will be rush in the restaurant or the restaurant is far from home... In any case.. Then....
    Scene THREe : You  will get a call from your hubby that few people are coming and you have to fix some quick lunch Then....
    Scene FOUr : Your friend circle will decide for a short picnic and will give you the task of making rice for everyone and bring. Then...
    The number of scenes will continue......



    But the Solution is only ONE ; And That is Ching's SECRET  NEW SCHEZWAN Miracle Masala  :-))))))))
    Yesss!! I just loved this chota packet.. It has a real Chinese taste in it..
    Simple and easy but you can definitely fill you stomach with satisfaction, it can impress your guests, it can satisfy your craving or it can make you the Super star of your friend's circle and the list goes on..
    Coming to this product,
    It is available in a small packet which costs you only Rs.5/- !!! Yes only five rupees and only 1gm, You can make rice for 2 people according to the instructions. But I felt its too spicy so I prepared it for 3 people.  
    And I added extra GINGER AND GARLIC flakes(finely cut) to give that extra Chinese flavour.


    JUST FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN ON THE PACKET AND WIN THE HEART OF YOUR LOVED ONES. 
    I mean it :-)
    (Its totally my personal opinion and my view about the product. I am not paid for this post or this is no where connected with the promo of the product.)

    Keep Smiling,

    Monday, April 18, 2011

    Rice and Jaggery Pancakes(akki bellada Dosa)

    Tried and tasted by Nivedita
    Hi All,
    I am starting this post with my old statement : Events inspire me to try new things and sometime I try the old or traditional recipes for participating in the events.
    AND I am very happy and thanks to my brother. He gifted me the camera. My new camera is SONY,DSC-W 570.(Review about the product is soon in my blog). So I can post my new recipes with new photos.

    This Rice and Jaggery Pancake is not a new dish, but I never bothered to try it. When I visited many blogs, I came through this recipe. But every time, I used to read the method, loved the clicks and then forget.
    and now, when there is my event going on which is guest hosted by Priya, I thought of trying this one. But I did not wanted to go through any recipes,  I wanted to rely on my memory and my version. And hey, I have good(not very good) memory. The pancakes I tried were just delicious. I checked the other blogs after I finished making, my preparation was almost the same but I had omitted few ingredients.
    Coming to my version(it might be same in some other blogs too, but that is totally without my knowledge.)

    Coming to the recipe,


    Ingredients :
    Rice(I used regular rice) - 1/2 cup
    Jaggery - 1 cup or little less as per your taste
    Cardamom - 1,peeled and crushed
    Fresh coconut - 1/2 cup, grated or break into pieces.
    Salt a pinch
    Ghee to make the pancakes.(1/2 tsp for each pancake)

    Method:
    Soak the rice for 5 to 6 hours.
    Drain and grind into coarse paste. In the last round add the grated coconut and cardamom and grind into fine paste.
    Before the last round, add  the jaggery and grind one more round.
    Remove and transfer the batter into a bowl.
    You can start making the pan cakes immediately or even after keeping it for sometime.
    Heat the dosa pan. Spread the batter into small and thick dosa.
    Let it cook on low flame for half a minute. Turn it and cook on other side.
    Spread 1/2 tsp of ghee on it, Remove and repeat with remaining batter.
    I got 8 dosas with the qty I had taken.
    Serve hot with pickle.
    Sending this to
    (which is  MY ... event)

    AND

    Krithika of Krithi's Kitchen where this interesting evenGuest Hosting - Breakfast Club #10 - The Theme is... (which is started by HELEN)

    Keep Smiling,

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