Thursday, August 28, 2014

Roasted capsicum & garlic flavored salad

This salad is both filling and delicious. I love all the color! I prefer a salad this way than normally eating a cucumber or tomato as it covers a lot of vegetables in a single go. The crisp taste is taken care with help of a baked vegge tikki.

Ingredients of Salad (serving for 2)
Chopped cucumber(1/2), chopped Tomato (1), chopped Onion (1), boiled baby potatoes (5-6), chopped green capsicum (1 small), grated carrot (1small), cut along length - red capsicum (1/4 only), Garlic(2 cloves), paneer or cheese( 1 tablespoon), lemon juice (1 tablespoon), black pepper ( ½ tsp), salt, green coriander, chaat masala(optional)
Roast the garlic in just 1 tsp of oil and add red capsicum to it, sauté a little bit and then keep it to side.
Take all the vegetables in a big bowl and sprinkle salt, pepper and lemon juice and mix it softly. Add roasted garlic and capsicum over it. Sprinkle some paneer, coriander and chaat masala for a final look.

Mix finely chopped green beans, onion, bread crumps, roasted peanut powder ( roast the peanuts and grind them coarsely), salt and corn flour (1 table spoon for 2 tikkis), chat masala(optional). Bake it in oven till it turns brown.

You are gonna love this one.  Super filling with all the beautiful seasonal flavors…….……. : ) agoodstuff

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Lemon spaghetti with paneer

There are times when you are about to make dinner and when you open the fridge, :( the empty shelves stare back at you. If you have some pasta (spaghetti) on hand, 1-2 vegetables and lemons then the dinner is only a few minutes away. To make it more full-fledged meal add home made paneer cubes(At the boiling point of milk add 1 to 2 spoons of white vinegar or 1-2 lemons to separate the paneer from milk. Do it fast as over boiling of paneer will make it hard. Use a muslin cloth separate it completely from the water and hang it for a few minutes to drain excess water).

Lemon zest Spaghetti  Recipe:

Sauté some vegetables like onion, capsicum, broccoli etc in little oil and add little salt to it. Boil water in a pan and then add spaghetti, 1 tsp of oil and salt to it. Cook until tender and then sieve it from water. Put a pan on flame and put ½ tsp of oil, add the vegetables, spaghetti and the red pasta sauce(homemade sauce: in one tsp oil add some crushed or grinded garlic cloves, sauté it for a minute on low flame and then add 2-3 tomato puree, ½ tsp of oregano, red chilli powder and salt to taste. Sauté it for another 2 minutes and the sauce is ready).

Switch off the flame just after mixing the above ingredients and then add a few lemon drops, a pinch of lemon zest and garnish with paneer and olives.
Serve warm……………… : ) agoodstuff