Saturday, May 7, 2011


Paneer Tikka Masala
Feeds: 4 people
Prep Time : 30 minutes
1 lb Fresh Paneer
1/2 Medium sized Capsicum of each color -Yellow, Red, Orange
1/2 Medium Red Onion
1 Tb Sp Oil
Black Pepper,Red pepper, Salt,Chat Masala, Turmeric, Lemon Juice, Tikka Masala(optional), 1 t Sp soy sauce ; barbecue sauce (Optional)
For Garnishing :
Tomatoes, Onions, Fresh Cilantro leaves, Skewers (Optional),Roasted Pineapple slices (optional)

1. Cut paneer into 1 inch long or square pieces with a sharp knife.
2. Soak paneer in lightly salted warm water for 15 minutes and Pre heat oven to 375 degrees,while doing the rest of preparation.
3. Cut Onion and Capsicum length wise.
4. In a non-stick pan add oil ,once it turns little hot, Add onions and stir fry for 5 minutes add capsicum and stir fry - 5 minutes.
5. Add Salt and 1/4 t Sp Turmeric pd. Cook in medium flame for 5 minutes occasionally stirring.
6. Add all the spices except Lemon Juice and Soy sauce. Stir and mix spices with veggies.
7. Add Paneer. Gently mix with veggies and cook for another 5 minutes. Add barbecue sauce (Optional)
8. Now put all this in a baking tray and Broil for 7-10 minutes (Broiling time may vary depending upon ovens)
Note: if you don't want to use oven you could use Microwave and heat for 4-5 minutes.
9. You could use skewers and put alternate capsicum pineapple chunk and Paneer piece. or just Garnish with Fresh cut tomatoes,onions,cilantro leaves and roasted pineapple slices.


Sprout Moong Chaat

Feeds: 4 people
Pre Preparation: 36 hours (to sprout moong at home)
Prep Time : 30 minutes
2 Cups Moong
1 Boiled Potato
1 Medium Onion
1 Medium Tomato (Should not be very ripe)
1 Pickle or Cucumber
1 tsp sesame seeds
1 lemon
2 small green chillies (optional)
1 T spoon Crushed Walnuts (optional)
Black Pepper,Red pepper, Salt,Chat Masala, Lemon Juice, Kala Namak, 
For Garnishing :
Fresh Cilantro leaves, Mint Leaves
To let Moong sprout,Soak 2 cups Moong overnight in enough water. Remove water in the morning and store in a plastic container till next morning.
To Prepare the Chaat:
1. Next morning, wash the moong with water and boil it in 6 cups water ,add Salt and Turmeric powder
Let it boil for about 10 minutes. Then strain excess water.
2. In the other bowl add all the chopped vegetables(Onions,tomatoes,potato,cucumber,cilantro,green chilli and all the other spices. 
3. Once moong cools down add that to the vegetable mixture and add lemon juice. Mix well.
4. Add cilantro ,mint leaves and Walnuts for garnishing.


Suji Dhokla

Servings: 4 
Prep Time : 30 minutes
1 Cup Suji or Semolina
3 Table spoon yogurt/curd
3 t spoons besan
3/4 tsp salt
a pinch of Turmeric powder
Just enough water to make paste of the batter.
1 tsp ENO (Do not add this in the beginning while soaking the mixture. This needs to be added at the end just before you are going to steam it.)

For Garnishing:
1 Table spoon Oil
1 t sp mustard seeds
1 t sp sesame seeds
1 t sp red chili powder
finely chopped cilantro leaves
green chillies
Hing powder

1. Add water and Soak Suji, besan , salt and yogurt for 5-6 minutes. 
(Note:-  a.) the batter should be idli batter consistency not very runny not very think as suji will soak water and puff up. 
b.) Do not soak it for long time else it will not have great texture.
2. Grease a pan in which you want to make the Dhokla, it should be flat surface. You would need a bigger pot to use as steamer for the pan being used for making dhokla.
3. In the bigger pot add about 1 inch water and heat.
4. Now add ENO to the batter and add little water over ENO and mix well quickly.
5. Pour in the pan and keep it in steamer(bigger pot with water).
6. Cover it with a lid and cook on Medium heat for 12 minutes.
For garnishing:
1. Once you take out the pan, sprinkle red chili powder and sesame seeds on top of dhokla with hot.
2. In a small pan add, oil and heat it, add mustard seeds, once it splatters, add green chili and hing powder
and spread evenly over the dhokla..
3. Now, cut in squares evenly and then add chopped cilantro leaves.
I learned this from Neeta Aunty. Really enjoy eating this for breakfast. I am sure you will like it too!!!
This is served with yogurt chutney. 
Below is the recipe:
Yogurt Chutney:
1. Strain yogurt and add salt to taste and mix well.
2. In a small pan ,heat 1 t sp of oil , add mustard seeds and let it heat .
3. Add a pinch of turmeric powder, a pinch of hing , 2 curry leaves and pour on the yogurt. Just turn the spoon little bit (Do not mix thoroughly).

Queso and Chips
1.A bottle of thick cheddar Cheese Sauce
2. Strained HOT Salsa(remove extra water from salsa)
Heat Cheese sauce in microwave occasionally stirring to avoid lumps. OR You can heat it on a double boiler.
Add salsa. 
Warm the Tortilla chips and Serve with HOT Queso.Yummy!!!

Potato cutlets
Make potato cutlets.
Top with the mixture of -
Meethi chutney,Green chutney onions, tomatoes, lemon juice, boiled potatoes,dhania, chat masala.

Potato Balls
Mash boiled potatoes, crush moistened bread , add salt , green chillies and cilantro.
Make balls and deep fry.
Put them in toaster for making them more crisp until guest arrive.
Add chat masala on top before serving. 

Corn Chat
Canned corn washed
Chop Tomatoes, Onions, Cilantro.
Lemon juice
Chat masala
Poodhina powder
Black Salt ( a pinch) - optional
 Mix everything and add spicy bondi in the end.


  1. Recipe please

  2. Love the display

  3. can u tell me how u made all this ..i need the recipe plz...m waiting for it...

  4. Sure I will be updating the recipes shortly.

  5. thanks a lot...i will try it...i need more recipes also...

  6. plz tell me hw to cook barbecue sauce ???

  7. Preparation Time: 10 minutes
    Makes About 2 1/2 Cups
    1 tomato cooked on grill/oven to get smoky flavor,then pureed and strained
    1 1/2 cup cider vinegar
    1/2 cup ketchup
    1/2 cup water
    1 tablespoon sugar
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

    Method to prepare:
    Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Place in an airtight container and refrigerate for several days, allowing the flavors to blend. Shake before using.

  8. Did anyone try the recipes yet? Let me know how it tastes to you?? Also, share you unique touch in culinary arts with all of us!!