Thursday, November 13, 2008

Paneer Bhurji

Paneer Bhurji


1.Crumpled Paneer/Indian Cheese - 1 to 1 1/2 cup

2.Diced Capsicum - 1

3.Garlic Paste - 1 tbsp.

4.Ginger - 1 tbsp.

5.Green Chilli(finely chopped) - 1 to 2

6.Cumin Seeds/Jeera - 1 tsp.

7. Finely Chopped Onions - 2

8.Chopped Tomatoes - 2

9.Turmeric Powder/Haldi - 1/4 tsp.

10.Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 to 3/4 tsp.

11. Chaat Masala or Garam Masala - 1 tsp.

12.Salt - according to taste

Corriander Leaves - for garnishing

Method :

1.Fry the onions, green chillies and ginger-garlic paste till the onions turn brown.
2.Add chilli powder, haldi, tomatoes and stir on high.
3.Lower the heat, add paneer, capsicum, chaat/garam masala, salt and cook for a few minutes.
4.Garnish with corriander leaves. You can add the juice of half a lemon.

Baked Karumuru(Baked Crunchies)

Baked Karumuru(Baked Crunchies)

1. Maida/All purpose Flour - 1 cup
2. Rice Flour - 1/2 cup
3.Sooji/Rava/Semolina - 1/2 cup
4.Aata/Whole wheat flour - a little more than 3/4 cup
5.Lal Mirch Powder/Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp.
6.Chaat Masala or Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp.(optional)
7.Haldi/Turmeric Powder
8.Asafoetida/Hing Powder - a little less than 1/4 tsp.
9.Baking Powder - 1/2 tsp.(You may omit this if you do not have baking powder)
10.Salt - around 1 tsp.
11.Karipatta/Curry leaves or Corriander leaves


1. Mix maida,rice flour, semolina and aata.
2. Add red chilli powder, haldi, garam masala or chaat masala, baking powder, hing, salt and corriander or curry leaves.
3. Make a soft dough using water. The dough should not be sticky, If so, use maida while making shaping them.
4. Now using ur palms, take a tiny portion of the dough, roll it between your palms so that it gets an elongated shape. Repeat till you use up the entire dough.
5. Place them in a baking tray and bake.
6. I used an OTG(Oven Toaster Griller). I baked them at 180 degree celcius for 5-6 mins. After baking,if they are slightly soft from the inside, bake again for half or one minute, but take care that they do not turn black.
7. Enjoy these evening time crunchies as it is or with chilli sauce.

Variation:You may add sesame seeds(white til) to the mixture while preparing the dough.

Besan Laddoo

Besan Laddoo


1. Bengal Gram Flour/Besan - 1 cup

2. Powdered Sugar - 1/2 cup

3. Ghee/Clarified Butter - 3-4 tbsp.
4. Cardomom Powder - 1/4 tsp.

5. Milk - to bind the laddoos

6. Cashewnuts - 8 to 10


1. In a pan, add the ghee.

2. Then add the gramflour and mix well.

3. Now add the sugar, cardamom powder, cashewnuts and keep on stirring till the mixture becomes golden in colour.

4. Mix well and form into laddoos while it is still warm. You may use milk to make the laddoos.
5. To harden, keep them in fridge for some time

Variation:You may add khoya and other dry-fruits like raisins,badam etc. Made on all almost occassions, besan laddoo is one of the most popular sweets in India. Do try it n leave in ur comments :-)