Pakashastra

Pakashastra

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Aloo Matar/Gobi


Ingredients:

Potatoes,boiled,peeled and cubed - 1 cup
Caluiflower florets - 1 cup or Fresh Green Peas - 1/2 cup (I used both)
Onion - 3 large
Tomatoes - 3 large
Green Chillies - 4
Garlic Flakes - 6
Ginger, chopped - 1 tbsp
Coriander Leaves,chopped - 1/2 cup
Kasuri Methi - 2 tbsps (optional)
Fresh Cream - 3 tbsps
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsps
Salt to taste


Method:

  1. Blend onion, garlic, ginger,coriander leaves, green chillies into a smooth paste.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and saute till the seeds turn slightly brown.
  3. Add blended onion paste and kasuri methi.
  4. Saute until the paste turns brown stirring frequently.
  5. Add chopped tomatoes and saute until tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
  6. Meanwhile slightly boil cauliflower pieces.
  7. Now added cubed potaoes, green peas/cauliflower pieces.
  8. Add 1/2 cup water and cook for 3-4mins.
  9. Add salt, garam masla and cook for 2mins.
  10. Now add fresh cream and cook for a minute.
  11. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with Pulkas/Parata/Naan.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Mixed Veg Parata

Ingredients:

For Stuffing:

Potato, boiled and mashed - 1/2 cup
Paneer, grated - 1/2 cup
Cauliflower, grated - 1/2 cup
Green Chillies - 2
Coriander Leaves, chopped - 2 tbsps
Dry Mango Powder - 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

For Dough:

Wheat Flour - 2 cups
Water
Salt to taste

Oil/Ghee - 2 tbsps

Method:

  1. Take salt and about 1/2 cup water in a mixing bowl, add wheat flour and knead the dough.
  2. Keep it aside for 20-30mins.
  3. In another mixing bowl, take cumin seeds, mashed potato, grated cauliflower, grated paneer, chopped green chillies, coriander leaves, salt,red chilli powder, turmeric powder,dry mango powder.
  4. Mix well and make big lemon sized roundels.
  5. Knead the wheat flour dough again and make lemon sized roundels.
  6. Roll the wheat flour roundel into a flat disk.
  7. Place a stuffing roundel in the centre of the disc and bring all the edges of the disc together and try to make it a roundel again.
  8. Slightly flatten his roundel.
  9. Lightly roll this flattened roundel into a disc again.
  10. Place this on a preheated griddle.
  11. When you see small bubble-like formations coming up, flip the side and smear some oil/ghee.
  12. Flip the side again and smear oil/ghee on the other side.
  13. Serve hot with tomato sauce/pickle and curd.