Boiled Egg and Potato Salad

Try this easy and sumptuous, wholesome egg and potato salad recipe. Very easy recipe with easily available ingreients. Time – 15 minutes Serves – 2

Ingredients

  • 2 nos medium sized Boiled Potato
  • 4 nos boiled Egg
  • 2-3 Tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1/4th Onion chopped
  • 8-10 Raisin
  • 10gm Celery
  • Salt to taste
  • Crushed Black Pepper to taste
  • 2-3 Cherry Tomatoes

Method

  1. Add everything in a large bowl, toss well.
  2. Check seasoning, chill and serve.

 

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Boiled Egg and Potato Salad
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Paneer Tikka

Paneer Tikka my favourite starter. This recipe uses hung curd or sour cream with some spices a quick, simple and delicious paneer tikka recipe. Make it in Tandoor or tawa or microwave(I’ll tell you how to prepare in all three of them) it tastes delicious in every version.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cubed Paneer(Cottage cheese)
  • 1 large diced Capsicum(any colour you cal also use all three of them)
  • 1 large diced Onion
  • Chat masala as required

For marinade

  • ¾ cup hung Curd or thick Curd or Sour Cream
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger-Garlic paste or crushed Ginger Garlic
  • 1 tsp Carom seeds(Ajwain)
  • 1 to 2 tsp Kashmiri Red Chili Powder
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder(Haldi)
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder(Jeera powder)
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder(Dhaniya powder)
  • ½ tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 tsp dry Mango Powder(Amchur powder)
  • 1 tsp Chaat Masala
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper Powder (optional)
  • juice of half Lemon
  • Rock salt or black salt as per taste
  • 1-2 Oil or Ghee(Clarified Butter) for brushing
  • 1 Tbsp Gram Flour

Method

  1. In a large bowl mix together all the ingredients of marinade.
  2. Add Paneer cubes and diced veggies in the marinade and marinate well. Keep inside refrigerator for about 1- 1½ hours.
  3. After taking it out of refrigerator let it come to Room Temperature.
  4. In oven- Place marinated veggies and paneer on a baking tray and bake for  7-8 minutes at 200 degree celsius in a pre-heated oven. Turn and bake for more 5-6 minutes.
  5. In tandoor- Put everything on skewers and grill in tandoor until golden brown.
  6. On Tawa- Place veggies and paneer on a heated non-stick tawa with little oil and grill till golden brown from all sides.
  7. Sprinkle Chat masala over it and serve hot.

Tips

  • Use light hands while marinating as paneer pieces might break.
  • If you are using skewers then soak them in water for 15-20 minutes before using.
  • If you are in a hurry you can also marinate for 15-20 minutes only.
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Paneer Tikka

Dahi Ke Kebab(Yogurt Fritters)

Dahi kabab is a special recipe belonging to awadh. Savoring taste of hung curd having light spices.

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Dahi Kebab

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Hung Curd (or Greek Yogurt)
  • 2-3 Tbsp Gram Flour (Besan)
  • Onion chopped 1 medium
  • 1 tsp Ginger-Garlic paste
  • 2-3 Green chillies chopped
  • ½ tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Garam masala powder
  • ½ Tbsp Dry fenugreek leaves (Kasuri Methi)
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons
  • 1-2 slices of Bread
  • Oil

Method

  1. To make Dahi Kebeb you need to prepare Hung Curd or you can also use Greek Yogurt that is thick and free from whey. To make the Hung Curd at home, pour the Yogurt in a Muslin or Cheese Cloth. Tie the edges of the cloth and hang it over the kitchen sink for at least 2 hrs.
  2. Once the Hung Curd is prepared, transfer the yogurt to a large mixing bowl and stir in the remaining ingredients with 2 tsp Oil.
  3. Now you can finally cook this recipe in three ways. I’m telling you all three ways:-
    1. Heat sufficient oil in a wok and deep fry the kebabs till golden brown in color.
    2. Preheat a cast iron skillet (or Frying pan) on medium heat. Place the kebabs onto the skillet. Drizzle oil and cook them on medium heat, flipping them over a couple of times, until it turns golden brown.
    3. Brush the kebabs with little amount of oil and place on a baking tray. Cook for around 5-6 minutes at 200 degree Celsius in a pre heated oven. Turn them around brush a little oil and coo again for 4-5 minutes or until they get a golden brown color.
  4. Serve Hot with Mint Chutney or with Tomato and Green Chilli Sauce.

Tips

  • Kebabs are delicate so apply little water on your palm to avoid breaking kebebs an give them a smooth texture.
  • You can also add finely chopped cashew and almond to give extra richness.

 

 

Vegetable Manchow Soup

Manchow soup is a soup popular in Indian Chinese cuisine due to its ease of preparation and hot spicy taste.

Ingredient

  • Cabbage chopped 1/4 small
  • Carrot chopped 1 medium
  • Button mushrooms 2-3
  • Chinese black mushrooms soaked 2-3
  • Green capsicum 1/2 medium
  • Spring onion 1
  • Oil 2 tablespoons
  • Ginger 1/2 inch piece
  • Garlic chopped 2-3 cloves
  • Bamboo shoots 2 inches(you can avoid it)
  • Vegetable stock 4 cups
  • Green chillies 2
  • Red chilli sauce 1/2 tablespoon
  • Soy sauce 2 tablespoons
  • Tofu 50 grams
  • Cornflour/ corn starch 3 tablespoons
  • Salt to taste
  • Noodles deep fried 1 cup(You can also add 1 cup boiled macaroni to it

    Method

  1. Slice spring onion. Heat oil in a non stick wok. Slice button mushrooms. Add spring onions to the oil in the wok along with ginger and garlic and toss.
  2. Add carrot, cabbage and mushrooms. Chop Chinese mushrooms roughly and add to the wok.
  3. Chop bamboo shoot into small pieces. Add 4 cups stock and green chillies to the wok.Add red chilli sauce and soy sauce and mix.
  4. Cut tofu into ½ inch cubes and add to the soup. Mix cornflour with ¼ cup water and add to the soup and cook till it thickens.
  5. Add salt and mix.Chop capsicum, reserve some for garnish and add the rest to the soup and mix well( you should add macroni at same time if you are willing to do so).
  6. Serve the soup hot garnished with crisp noodles and capsicum.
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That’s how it looks with macroni.