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Califlower Manchurian February 6, 2009

Filed under: appetizers — awalkwithpriya @ 3:51 pm
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I bet this dish needs no introduction. It is a famous,delicious, and easy dish. So I will not rant further but just leave you with the recipe.

Ingredients:

1.  Califlower – 1

2. onions – 1

3. capsicum – 1

4. scallions/ spring onions – 1

5. Oil – 3 cups

6. food color – a pinch ( optional)

7. corn flour – 2 spoons

8. maida – 2 spoons

9. rice flour – 1 spoon (adjust accordingly)

10. Ginger – 2 cloves (finely chopped)

11. Ginger – 1/2 inch. (finely chopped)

12. Chili powder – 1 tbs ( adjust according to taste)

13. Soy sauce –  2 tbs

14. lemon juice -1 tbs

Method:

1. Cut the cauliflower into florets,wash and microwave for about 5 minutes and dry  and set it aside.

2.  In a large pan heat oil for about 3 cups  on a med-high flame.

3.  Now add all the flours together, add salt, food color, chilli powder and prepare the batter.

4. Now dip the florets into the batter and put them slowly into the oil.

5. Let them fry until they are golden yellow or orange and then set them aside in a bowel.

6.  Now repeat them till all the florets are done.

7. Now in a different pan heat some  1/2 tbs oil in a pan, add onions, capsicum,spring onions and add 2 tbs soy sauce and add all the fried florets into that and toss.

8. Garnish them with lemon juice if required.

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Paneer tikkas December 2, 2008

Filed under: appetizers,snacks — awalkwithpriya @ 5:48 pm
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A perfect snack for Cold winter evenings! If you have a masala chai to go with this then for sure its heaven.

Ingredients:

1. Paneer- Cubes – 10 (Soak paneer in lemon juice for 5 minutes)

2. Capsicum – 1 slice around 10 pieces.

(** u can use onions if u want**)

3. Lemon juice- 2 tbs

4. pepper- just to garnish.

Method:

1. Cut the paneer and capsicum into cubes.

2. In a pan fry the paneer and capsicum till they are 80% done. (* sprinkle salt to soft the capsicum)

3. Once the are soft sprinkle lemon juice and pepper on it.

4. Serve them hot with hot masala chai/ coffee.

 

spring rolls November 18, 2008

Filed under: appetizers,snacks — awalkwithpriya @ 4:07 pm
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This is a simple, quick and delicious snack!

Ingredients:

1. Cabbage – 1/2 (Shred)

2. Carrots – 3 (grate)

3. Capsicum – 1 (Cut them really small)

4. Soy sauce – 3 tsps

5. pepper -1/2 tsp

6. salt – to taste

7. Ginger garlic – you can use paste or you can use them individually.

7. Spring roll sheets – 10 (I used store bought packet)

Method:

1.  In a sauce pan add 1 tsp oil, ginger garlic paste, shredded cabbage,  carrots, and capsicum. Saute for around 5 minutes.

2. Now add salt, soy sauce and saute for another 5 minutes. (*Don’t cover with a lid*)

3. Now take the spring roll sheets (They are really fragile so be careful handling them). Follow the instructions on the back of the pack.

4. You can either fry or bake them. If you are baking them make sure you bake at 350 F

Tip: If your are frying in oil, then before frying make sure  you glue it with a drop of oil on edge of the folding. So that the wrapping doesn’t open up.

5. Enjoy them with Maggi ketchup or any sauce of your choice.