Wednesday, 10 June 2015

paneer capsicum stir fry




This very simple yet amazingly tasty dish will be loved by all . It has less oil and loads of nutrition . Children love this not so spicy dish inspite of addition of capsicum in it .






Ingredients :


250 gm .......................paneer cubes ( cottage cheese )
250 gm ......................capsicum ( deseeded and cubed)
2 ...............................onions ( chopped)
1/2 tsp......................garam masala powder ( cloves, cinnamon and cardamom )
1/2 tsp......................pepper powder ( optional )
2 tbsp.......................fresh cream
1/2 tsp.......................sugar
1 tbsp........................ghee / butter
salt


Method :


In ghee saute onions till translucent .

Add capsicum and cook for 2 to 3 minutes but keep them crisp.

Now add all the masalas and stir fry for 1 minute.

In the end add paneer and gently mix everything .

Take care not to bread the paneer cubes.

Cover the pan with lid and cook for just 2 minutes.

Add cream and switch off the gas .

Serve warm with rotis.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Bajrichi bhakri


Cereals like bajri , nachni and jowar have less starch in them and hence cannot be easily rolled out into rotis.

But they are rich in iron, calcium and hence need to be regularly added to our diet. Its better to have such bhakries atleast twice a week it not daily .

 I have made these bhakris in a similar way we make rice bhakris i.e by steaming the flour in hot water.

When bajra, nachni and jowar flour is steamed like this it helps in formation of gluten which makes them sticky and helps in rolling the rotis easily.









Ingredients :

4 cups ........................Bajri flour
4 cups ......................water
1 tbsp........................ghee
salt



Method :

Heat the water with salt and 1 tbsp ghee.

When it starts boiling add the flour and immediately start stirring it.

All the flour should be properly mixed with water.

Cover the pan with lid for 2 to 3 minutes.

Then again stir it nicely and put off the gas.

After about 1/2 an hour knead the dough when the mixture is still warm.

Make balls and roll like chapatis .

Roast them on tawa and serve with ghee or butter along with any dish of your choice.


Note :

If the mixture becomes cold it will be difficult to knead the dough and also wont be able to roll the rotis , they will start breaking due to dryness.