Saturday, 23 February 2013

Paneer paratha-Cottage Cheese stuffed in Whole Wheat parathas

Yet Another Dhaba Stop
 (Photo credit: mcbridejc)
Paneer or cottage cheese is a great source of calcium and is equally loved by kids and oldies.This paratha is made with whole wheat flour and the paneer is mixed with various spices to make is tasty and delicious.

Whole wheat flour(Atta)-2 cups
Water-as needed for the dough,Lukewarm
Paneer-200 grams
Salt to taste
Green chillies-1finely chopped
Onion-3 teaspoons,finely chopped
Dry mango powder(Amchur)-1 teaspoon
Coriander powder-1 teaspoon
Fresh coriander-3 teaspoons,finely chopped
Ginger-1 teaspoon,finely chopped
Oil-3 tablespoons


To Make the Dough
-Take 2 cups of atta and add 1/4 teaspoons of salt and 1 teaspoon of oil to it.Mix well.
-Add little lukewarm water and knead to make a nice soft dough.
-Cover the dough  and allow it to rest for 15-20 minutes.

For the Stuffing
-Mash the paneer with hands and add all the above ingredients except oil.

To Make Parathas
-Take enough  dough and roll it by dusting a little atta to sake a small round.
-Apply 1/2 teaspoon of oil and add the stuffing.
-Close the sides of the round with the stuffing at the centre.
-Dust some more atta on it and gently roll the stuffed dough to make a paratha.
-This paratha must not be thin.
-Heat a pan and put the paratha and cook till both sides and done well.
-Flip and add little oil on both sides and cook until you see golden brown colour on both sides of the paratha.
-Serve hot with green chutney or raita.

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Friday, 22 February 2013

Cheese-Onion Sandwich-easy breakfast recipe

Cheese-onion sandwich is my favorite recipe for a lazy day.You don't need too many recipe to make this sandwich and you can also add more than one cheese in this recipe.This sandwich tastes yum,so try it and I'm sure you won't be disappointed.I have used whole wheat bread but you can also use white bread.I have also used olive oil on the bread slices instead of butter.

Brown bread/white bread-6 slices
Amul cheese cubes/slices-2
Mozzarella cheese-1/2 cup,grated
Onions-1 finely chopped
Black peppercorns-6-7,finely crushed
Olive oil-5 teaspoons

-Take 1 teaspoon of olive oil and spread on each side of the bread slice.
-Place the cheese cube and grated cheese and sprinkle a little crushed pepper.
-Add some finely chopped onions and add some more grated cheese.
-Put another slice of bread on top and put it in a sandwich maker grill it.
-Serve hot with some ketchup.

Tomato Rasam-an appetising soup

This rasam recipe is quick and is much like the tomato soup.I've added lots of crushed garlic and peppercorns and this is a good recipe for people who have cold or a stuffy nose.

Tomatoes-3 medium sized
Garlic-5-6 cloves
Black peppercorns-5-6
Salt-to taste
Curry leaves-3-4
Tamarind pulp-2-3 teaspoons
Hing-a generous pinch
Mustard seeds-1/2 teaspoon
Water-2 cups
Fresh coriander leaves-2 teaspoons, finely chopped
Oil-1 teaspoon

-Wash the tomatoes and boil them.Allow the tomatoes to cool and take the skin out.
-Blend the tomatoes in a mixer jar to make a puree.
-Take a big container and add the tomato puree and tamarind pulp and mix well by adding 2 cups of water.
-Crush the peppercorns and add it to the tomato-tamarind water.
-Add salt and hing too and mix well.
-Take a pan and heat 1 teaspoon oil and add the mustard seeds.
-When the mustard seeds splutter,add the curry leaves and crushed garlic and saute for 2 minutes.
-Now add the tomato-tamarind water to the pan and allow it to boil on low heat for 4-5 minutes.
-Garnish finely chopped coriander leaves on top and serve hot with plain steamed rice or drink it as soup.