Saturday, 13 February 2016

Palak Paneer Eatery Style Formula, How To Make Palak Paneer

Palak paneer eatery style formula with regulated pics – on a few days, we are in a state of mind to have eatery style sustenance at home. so when i set up these formulas, then on occasion, i likewise take pics to share the formulas on the web journal. 

i have officially posted a simple rendition of palak paneer which is not the same as this formula. the distinction is in the extent of a few fixings included and the dhungar or charcoal smoking technique which truly livens the flavor in this one. 

there is no tart or sharp component in this palak paneer. on the off chance that you need a touch of tang, you can add 1 little to medium tomato subsequent to sauteing the ginger-garlic glue. on the other hand, you can likewise include a couple drops of lemon juice or amchur powder. 

this palak paneer formula was shared by my father who had got it from one of his punjabi companion, who possessed a mainstream dhaba in the mumbai rural areas. on events, father would get us palak paneer or punjabi paneer masala and dal makhani from uncle's dhaba and we would dependably savor it as children. this dhaba is shut now, yet the recollections remain.

Palak Paneer Restaurant Recipe Below:

INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
for spinach puree:
  • 250 grams or 8 to 9 oz spinach/palak
  • 3 cups hot boiling water for blanching spinach
  • 2 cups water for ice bath
for pan frying paneer:
  • 250 grams or 8 to 9 oz paneer/cottage cheese
  • 3 tbsp oil
for the gravy/sauce:
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds/jeera
  • 2 small tej patta or 1 medium to large tej patta/indian bay leaf
  • 1 medium onion, 60 to 70 grams or ⅓ cup tightly packed finely chopped onion
  • 1 tsp ginger paste or ½ inch ginger, crushed to a paste in mortar-pestle + 1 tsp garlic paste or 6 to 7 small to medium garlic, crushed to a paste in mortar-pestle
  • OR 2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 or 2 green chilies, chopped or 1 to 1.5 tsp finely chopped green chilies (add ½ tsp red chili powder instead of green chilies)
  • a pinch of turmeric powder/haldi
  • ½ tsp black pepper, crushed in a mortar-pestle (optional)
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi/dry fenugreek leaves, for more hints of bitterness you can add overall 2 tsp kasuri methi
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder
  • ¼ cup low fat cream or 3 tbsp whipping cream
  • a pinch of sugar
  • salt as required
blanching and preparing the spinach puree:
  1. rinse the spinach leaves well in water and then keep them in a colander, so that the excess water drains off. if the stems are tender, then keep them. but if they are hard or fibrous, then discard them.
  2. boil water in a pan. add the spinach leaves in the water.
  3. stir and blanch the spinach leaves in water for 3 minutes.
  4. when the spinach leaves are blanching, in another bowl, take some water and add 8 to 10 ice cubes in it.
  5. after 3 minutes, remove the spinach leaves and add them to the cold water.
  6. stir gently so that all the leaves are immersed in the cold water. after 1 minute, remove them.
  7. place the leaves in a grinder or blender jar.
  8. grind or blend to a smooth puree. no need to add any water while grinding or blending.
pan frying paneer cubes:
  1. this step is optional. but lightly golden pan fried paneer cubes taste good in palak paneer. heat oil in a well seasoned or non stick pan. place the paneer cubes.
  2. turn over when one side is light golden and fry the other side.
  3. fry till the paneer cubes are light golden evenly. don't fry too much as then the paneer cubes become dense.
  4. remove and then drain them on kitchen paper towels.
  5. to soften the paneer more, keep them immediately in water for 3 to 4 minutes. this is an optional step and you can skip it.
preparing the gravy/sauce:
  1. now in the same oil, in which we pan fried paneer, add cumin seeds and tej patta. saute till the cumin seeds crackle.
  2. then add finely chopped onions. stir well.
  3. saute the onions till they turn light golden.
  4. then add ginger paste, garlic paste and finely chopped green chilies. you can also use green chili paste instead of chopped green chilies. alternatively instead of green chilies, red chili powder can also be added.
  5. stir and saute till the raw aroma of ginger-garlic goes away.
  6. now add the spice powders - a pinch of turmeric powder, ½ tsp black pepper, crushed in a mortar-pestle (optional) and 1 tsp kasuri methi/dry fenugreek leaves. crush the kasuri methi and add.
  7. stir well. then add the spinach puree.
  8. season with salt. then add a pinch of sugar. stir well and on a medium flame, simmer the gravy for 5 to 6 minutes or till it thickens slightly and the spinach is cooked well.
  9. add ¼ cup low fat cream or 3 tbsp whipping cream along with ½ tsp garam masala powder. stir very well.
  10. the cream should be mixed very well with the palak gravy. then switch off the flame.
  11. add the fried paneer cubes. mix them well with the rest of the gravy. cover the pan.
dhungar or smoking method:
  1. burn a small piece of natural charcoal on a stove top with the help of tongs.
  2. place a small flame proof rack on the stove top and on top of the rack, place the charcoal. burn the charcoal till its red hot.
  3. now place a small bowl or some layers of onions in the palak paneer gravy. place the charcoal on top. add ½ tsp oil on the charcoal. you can also keep 1 clove or ½ tsp cumin seeds on the charcoal and then pour the oil. as soon as you pour oil, smoke will emit from the charcoal.
  4. immediately cover the pan with a lid. keep the pan closed with the lid for a minute, so that the charcoal flavor gets infused with the palak paneer gravy. for a slight tang you can add ¼ tsp dry mango powder or a few drops of lemon or lime juice and stir before serving.
  5. serve palak paneer hot with tandoori rotis, naan, chapatis, paratha or jeera rice or biryani rice.

Paneer Fried Rice Recipe, How To Make Paneer Fried Rice

paneer seared rice formula with regulated photographs – indian propelled formula of a gently spiced paneer broiled rice with blended veggies. 

rice and rotis are a staple in most indian homes. so it is in our home as well. there are different ways rice can be utilized as a part of a dish. this formula of paneer seared rice is like the planning of vegetable broiled rice. only that it has a plain taste, is mellow, not fiery and hence kid neighborly. accordingly, this paneer singed rice goes well in the tiffin box. 

Rather than paneer you can likewise utilize tofu. on the off chance that you have remaining rice, then the formula rushes to make. a comparable singed rice formula i make with mushrooms is this mushroom fricasseed rice. you can likewise observe schezwan singed rice formula. 

i have included blended veggies (carrots, french beans and capsicum). you can include your decision of veggies. i would not propose to skirt the veggies, as they give a decent crunch and composition to the entire dish separated from making it more nutritious. 

Paneer Fried Rice RecipeBelow:

        COOK TIME:  
      TOTAL TIME:  
paneer fried rice - mildly spiced indian style paneer fried rice
INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
for cooking rice:
  • 1 heaped cup rice, regular or basmati rice, 220 grams, or 4.5 to 5 cups leftover cooked rice
  • 1.75 cups water
  • ½ tsp oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
other ingredients:
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp shahjeera/caraway seeds or cumin seeds/jeera
  • 1 medium onion, chopped or ⅓ cup chopped onion
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste or 3 to 4 garlic + ½ inch ginger, crushed to a paste in mortar-pestle
  • 1 medium to large tomato, chopped or ½ cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 small to medium carrot, grated or shredded or chopped finely, about ⅓ cup shredded carrots
  • 7 to 9 french beans, thinly sliced or finely chopped, about ⅓ cup thinly sliced french beans
  • 1 small bell pepper or capsicum, finely chopped, about ⅓ cup finely chopped capsicum
  • 250 grams paneer, chopped in cubes
  • ½ tsp crushed black pepper or pepper powder
  • ¼ tsp red chili powder or add as per taste
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder
  • salt as required
cooking rice:
  1. rinse 1 heaped cup regular rice or basmati rice very well in water. then soak the rice grains in water for 30 minutes.
  2. after 30 minutes, drain and add the rice in a pressure cooker. add salt.
  3. pour 1.75 cups water and drizzle ½ tsp oil.
  4. stir and pressure cook the rice for 2 whistles or for about 10 minutes. when the pressure settles down on its own, remove the lid and fluff the rice. you can also cook the rice in a pot. if using cooked rice, the amount to be added is 4.5 to 5 cups of cooked rice.
  5. you can also take the rice in a plate and allow the grains to cool completely, before you add them to the stir fried veggies.
prepping veggies:
  1. meanwhile, when the rice is soaking, you can do the prep work by grating or shredding the carrot, thinly slicing the french beans, finely chopping the capscium/green bell pepper and chopping the onion and tomato.
preparing stir fried rice:
  1. heat 2 tbsp oil in a deep pan or kadai and add ½ tsp shahjeera/caraway seeds or cumin seeds/jeera. saute till they splutter.
  2. then add the finely chopped onions and saute till they turn translucent.
  3. add 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste and saute till the raw aroma of ginger-garlic goes away.
  4. next add the chopped tomatoes. stir well.
  5. saute till the tomatoes soften and turn mushy.
  6. now add the thinly sliced french beans. stir fry on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes.
  7. then add the grated carrots and finely chopped capsicum. mix and continue to stir fry on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes.
  8. then add paneer cubes. also sprinkle some ½ tsp crushed black pepper or pepper powder, ¼ tsp red chili powder and ½ tsp garam masala powder. stir and mix very well.
  9. then add the cooked rice. season with salt.
  10. gently stir and mix everything very well. you can add the rice in parts if you want. check the taste and add more spice powders or salt as per your taste preferences.
  11. serve paneer fried rice with a side veggie salad or raita.

Paneer Tikka Masala

Paneer Tikka Masala is a gourmet dish which is simple to cook but very flavorful. Marinated paneer with tomato gravy makes a delightful dish for a formal dinner.

Recipe will serve 4.
  • 1/2 pond of paneer
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger or ginger juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon oil
For Gravy
  • 3 medium size tomatoes
  • 1 green pepper adjust to your taste
  • 1 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2  teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • Pinch of asafetida
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika (dagi or kashmiri mirch)
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2  teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch (arrow root)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
  1. Slice the paneer in about 1/8 inch thick and about in one inch squares.
  2. Mix ginger, salt, pepper, coriander, and yogurt with sliced paneer in a bowl, cover it and let the mixture marinate for at least an hour. It is better to have the paneer marinate in a refrigerator.
  3. Blend tomatoes and green chilies to make a puree and keep aside.
  4. Dissolve the corn starch in 2 tablespoons of water and keep aside. Corn starch is used to give thickness to gravy.
  5. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in flat frying pan on medium heat, making sure to oil the entire surface of the pan.
  6. Next put the marinated paneer in frying pan and gently stir-fry for about 3 to 4 minutes until paneer becomes light brown.
  7. Take out the paneer in a bowl and use the same frying pan to make the gravy.
  8. To prepare the gravy, add 1 table spoon of oil in a frying pan. Test the heat by adding one cumin seed to the oil; if seed cracks right away oil is ready
  9. Add cumin seeds and asafetida after seeds crack add bay leaves and stir for a few seconds.
  10. Add the tomato puree, coriander powder, turmeric, red chili powder, sugar, and cook for about 4 minutes on medium heat.
  11. Add the corn starch mix stir for few minutes till the sauce thickens.
  12. Add the stir-fry paneer in the tomato gravy and let it cook for 3 to 4 minutes on low medium heat.
  13. Turn off the heat and add cilantro and garam masala stir slowly and cover the pan for few minutes.
  14. Serve hot with your choice of Indian bread or over the rice.
  15. Enjoy!

Paneer Bhurji Recipes

Paneer bhurji is a delightful and spicy paneer dish. Paneer bhurji is a quick and easy recipe to make, made from crumbled paneer simmered in spicy tomato gravy. Paneer bhurji tastes great with rotiparatha, or even with regular bread! This is also makes a good stuffing for dosas or vegetable Frankie rolls.

Recipe will serve 2.
  • 1 cup paneer cut in small pieces
  • 1 cup tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 cup green peas, I am using frozen green peas
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped green chilies
  • 2 teaspoon coriander powder (dhania)
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped coriander (dhania)
  1. Soak the paneer in hot water with 1/4 teaspoon of salt for five minutes. Drain the water and crumbled the paneer. This process will make the paneer soft, if you are using the fresh paneer skip this step. Set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in sauce pan over medium heat; after oil is moderately hot add cumin seeds.
  3. After the seeds crack add green peas, and green chili stir for about one minute. Add tomatoes, coriander, salt, sugar and red chili powder, stir and mix well. Cover the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes till the tomatoes and peas becomes soft.
  4. Add paneer stir and cook for 1-2 minutes. Don’t cook the paneer for a long time as paneer will lose the softness. If it is too dry add few spoons of water. Lastly add chopped coriander leaves to paneer bhurji and mix.
  5. Serve paneer bhurji with rotis, plain parathas or with a toast.
Notes, if you are using the paneer bhurji for stuffing then don’t the water, bhurji should be dry in texture.

paneer butter masala recipe – no onion no garlic recipe

paneer spread masala formula without onion and garlic. paneer is one fixing that is enjoyed by us thus i do make numerous dishes with it. the paneer spread masala formula i make is refreshing at home and the formula posted on the online journal has been attempted and tried my numerous perusers. 

so i considered sharing a no onion no garlic paneer spread masala as well. by and large onions are not added to paneer margarine masala sauce. the garlic included the type of garlic glue, contributes towards the general kind of the dish. here we have utilized asafoetida to mirror the garlic flavor and some entire flavors. 

to make any margarine masala or makhani sauce, you require tomatoes. what's more, the tomatoes must be ready, red with a mellow sweetness. abstain from utilizing tomatoes which are harsh or "khatta" as we bring in hindi. the sauce gets to be harsh and expansion of sugar does not help much. this spread masala sauce is not substantial or rich as i have not utilized cream and included less cashews. in the event that you need you can include cream. i have said the extents in the formula directions and step insightful pics underneath. 

you can make this formula amid navratri skipping so as to fast the asafoetida, garam masala powder, kasuri methi and including rock salt rather than normal salt.

paneer butter masala recipe below

PREP TIME:  20 mins     COOK TIME:  30 mins     TOTAL TIME:  50 mins
paneer butter masala recipe without onion and garlic.
INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)

for tomato puree:
  • 4 medium tomatoes or 300 grams or 2 cups diced tomatoes, pureed
for cashew paste:
  • 15 to 18 cashews, soaked in hot water for 30 minutes
  • 3 to 4 tbsp water for grinding cashew
whole spices:
  • 1 tejpatta/indian bay leaf
  • 2 to 3 cloves
  • ½ inch cinnamon
  • 2 green cardamoms
  • 1 single strand of mace
  • a pinch of asafoetida/hing
other ingredients:
  • 200 to 250 grams paneer/cottage cheese
  • 2 to 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chili powder or deghi mirch
  • 1.25 cups water or add as required
  • ½ tsp ginger paste or ½ inch ginger crushed to a paste in mortar-pestle
  • 1 green chili, slit
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi/dry fenugreek leaves, crushed
  • 1 to 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves/dhania patta
  • 2 tbsp low fat cream (optional)
  • ¼ to 1 tsp sugar, add as per taste and depending on the sourness of the tomatoes
  • salt as required

preparing cashew paste:
  1. soak 12 to 15 cashews in a hot water for 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. then drain and add the soaked cashews in a blender or grinder.
  3. add 2 to 3 tbsp water and grind to a smooth paste.
  4. remove the cashew paste and keep aside.
preparing tomato puree:
  1. in the same blender add chopped tomatoes.
  2. blend to a smooth tomato puree. keep aside.
preparing the butter masala gravy:
  1. now heat 2 to 3 tbsp butter in a pan or kadai.
  2. allow the butter to melt.
  3. then add the whole spices mentioned above in the ingredient list.
  4. saute the spices till they become fragrant.
  5. add ginger paste and saute the ginger paste till the raw aroma of ginger goes away.
  6. add the prepared tomato puree. stir very well and simmer for 3 minutes.
  7. then add 1 tsp kashmiri red chili powder.
  8. stir and saute the tomato paste till you see fat releasing from the sides and top.
  9. then add the cashew paste.
  10. begin to stir and mix the cashew paste very well with the tomato paste. continue to saute on a low to medium flame, till you see specks of fat on the sides or on the top.
  11. then add water and stir very well.
  12. bring the gravy to a boil and then add ginger julienne and slit green chilies.
  13. season with salt. check the taste and add sugar as required. i added ¼ tsp sugar. you can add from ¼ tsp to 1 tsp depending on sourness or 'khatas' of the tomatoes.
  14. when the gravy thickens a bit and you see fat specks on the top, then add paneer cubes. simmer for a minute.
  15. now add crushed kasuri methi and garam masala powder. at this step, if you want you can add 2 to 3 tbsp of low fat cream or 1 to 2 tbsp of whipping cream.
  16. stir and switch off the flame.
  17. garnish this no onion no garlic paneer butter masala with chopped coriander leaves and serve with chapatis, rotis, steamed rice or jeera rice.

10 most expensive ingredients in the world (Matsutake Mushroom)

What's more, we are back with the #3 most costly fixing on the planet, after the Kopi Luwak and the Matsutake Mushroom. This current one's somewhat hard to trust, in light of the fact that it's a melon! Yes it's hard to believe, but it's true, a melon!
The Japanese Yubari Melons – superbly round and smooth cleaned, these mixture melons are only delivered in the little Japanese town of Yubari. This basically clarifies the value and that is the reason we rank it third on our rundown of costly fixings!

Prominently known as "Dream Melons" these consummately developed Yubari melons are Japanese in cause. Crossed with two melon assortments, these melons end up being unmistakably heavenly and orange-fleshed placing it in the classification of exceptionally costly organic product. Thus, whenever you consider gifting something novel and costly, consider these melons! A beyond any doubt shot solid blessing!
Where do I originate from?
The melons, as the name demonstrates are developed in Yubari. This residential area in Hokkaido delivers a set number every year. Best delivered in volcanic soil, this melon is an extraordinary mix of Spicy Cantaloupe and Earl's Favorite. This crossover melon turns out splendidly and proportionately sweet and heavenly. Also, that is the reason it tops in the kingdom of melons.

Justified, despite all the trouble?
With the high value comes incredible taste and composition. The measure of consideration and support that goes into the development of this natural product is doubtlessly justified regardless of the cost. The standard Yubari melons at the Japanese departmental stores extent in the middle of $50 and $100. The predominant ones are regularly sold in Japan at costs as high as $26,000 and the sky is the limit from there.
Yubari today!
Being such a major pattern, this extravagance organic product is presently found on the racks of most nourishment stores in Japan, by goodness of being consolidated into different sustenance items.
Some bundled stuff that you see when Yubari melon is on the rack:
Yubari Melon Gummy – Well gracious well! Who doesn't care for sticky bears and particularly when in the expensive melon's flavor?
Jam – Yubari Melon jam? Must attempt!

Pack Kat – Chocolate and the melon! Charmed!?
Here are some melon top choices of mine which can be effectively finished with these delightful Yubari melons as well. Like an invigorating Watermelonand Papaya Salad, a cool MelonSlush or run a little desi with MelonPudina ka Cocktail or my own one of a kind Sagoand Melon Kheer! The trap lies in simply supplanting musk melon with this one.
Thus, now on at whatever point you visit Japan, make a point to attempt this 'Fantasy melon', or on the off chance that you can't manage the cost of the new ones, attempt the foodstuffs with this melon seasoning. 

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

10 most expensive ingredients in the world

Caviar is next on our rundown of the most costly fixings on the planet, after Kopi Luwak, Matsutake Mushroom and Yubari Melon. Caviar is connected with top of the line gatherings, lavishness and the great life. What precisely is caviar? It is only fish roe (eggs) that are salt-cured. Its look is very welcoming – small dark pearls. It has a dazzling flavor combined with a smooth surface!
Not all caviars are excessively costly. So what are those assortments and what makes it very costly? Sturgeon caviar from the waters of the Caspian Sea is the genuine stuff. Furthermore, the Almas Beluga caviar is the most costly as the Beluga sturgeon generates just once in 10 years! A kilo of it can without much of a stretch offer for £25,000. Gracious, incidentally, "Almas" in Russian implies jewel!
                                                        #4 – Caviar
Call it a pleasurable treat or a materialistic trifle, caviar has long been a delicacy inspite of being a standout amongst the most costly things to eat. Caviar, as specified above is made by blending unfertilized fish roe with salt. Sounds straightforward, would it say it isn't? No, the procedure is very fragile and requires talented hands to handle.
Along these lines, when it is a fixing this fascinating, certain guidelines have been set by authorities to try and devour it. To encounter the nutty, rich and smooth flavor/composition of caviar, one must eat it completely crude with only a dash of salt. Make a point to gradually move the eggs inside your mouth and chomp into to get that burst of flavor. Likewise, on the off chance that you can have it from a precious stone glass, there's not at all like it! Other than this, equitable to jazz it up, a few eateries serve it as a mix with cream or spread furthermore on slight flapjacks or bread.
Here's some trivia that may intrigue you:
One of the most established known luxuries - Russian tsars, old Romans and Greeks, all have devoured it!
Effectively perishable, caviar can keep going for over a day if very much refrigerated.
It is likewise called the 'sustenance of adoration.' Caviar contains zinc which is known not levels of drive!
Caviar can be heard – when the roes are rubbed against one another, the sound is like that of a 'feline's murmur.' How cool is that?

Furthermore, now a rundown of a percentage of the dishes from around the globe that are expensive in light of the fact that one of the fixings in it is caviar. Look at this:
A burger named 'Le Burger Extravagant' from Serendipity 3 in New York.
The very desi curry that passes by the name 'Samundari Khazana (Seafood Treasure)' from Bombay Brasserie in London.
The 'Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata' from Norma's in New York (this one contains 10 ounces of Sevruga caviar – $65 per ounce!)
The Florette Sea and Earth Salad from Hempel Hotel, London.
I would propose you to try it out on the off chance that you get a shot. All things considered, such minutes in life are extremely valuable!

We will proceed with our top costly fixings, till then please impart your encounters to the rich foodstuff. What's more, spread the sharing so as to learn and leave your profitable criticism.