PEAS STUFFED PARATHAS/ MATAR KE PARATHE

When it comes to food, winter always reminds me of 2 things – gajar halwa (carrot pudding) and matar ke parathe (green peas stuffed flatbread). These two vegetables are available in abundance during winters in my place  and are made quite often in every household. Paratha is Indian flatbread which is made with whole wheat flour and stuffed with practically everything. 

Peas stuffed Parathas are soft, delicious and quick Paratha recipe with  mashed peas masala  added as stuffing. Enjoy the hot peas stuffed paranthas with curd and pickle.

And so here it is my matar paratha recipe, exactly the way it’s made at my home.

INGREDIENTS:

  • For Stuffing
  • 3 cups green peas
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup coriander (dhania) leaves
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1tsp garlic finelly chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger finelly chopped
  • 1 tsp green chillies finelly chopped
  • For the dough
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • water as required to make a dough
  • ghee/ oil for frying

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Crush the green peas in a vegetable chopper ( you can crush in a mixture too )wp-16083031335105677045347912472620.jpg
  2. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds.wp-16083031025757705550844368686894.jpg
  3. Once the cumin seeds crackle add the chopped garlic ,ginger  and saute till the raw smell goes away.
  4. Next add the green chillies and crushed peas.  and stir fry for about 5to10 mins.
  5. Now add chopped green coriander, salt,red chilli powder and garam masala mix well.
  6. Make a dough from wheat flour (similar to the roti dough)
  7. Divide the dough into 12 equal portions
  8. Roll out one portion into a small circular shape.
  9. Put 2 heaped tablespoons of this mixture in the rolled circle. cover sides. roll again into a paratha
  10. Place on a heated griddle. after about 30 seconds turn sides and apply oil . turn again, apply oil .
  11. Flip till both sides are spotted.
  12. Serve hot with tomato ketchup and coriander chutney.
     
     
     
     
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GREEN PEA AND PANEER PATTIES (MUTTER PANEER TIKKI )

Combo of peas with Paneer (matar-paneer) is one of our favorite dish in meals. This time I used the same combo for snacks to relish with tea or coffee in winters in nutritious manner.

This classic combination of paneer and peas is loved by all. Instead of the regular peas-paneer gravy, make these succulent protein, fibre and calcium rich tikkis for a change. Kids can eat them easily and will love the crisp taste of these tikkis when served hot with tomato ketchup.

Here up on the blog today is my very favourite hari matar aur paneer ke kabab. Often I get confused whether what next should I be trying in my kitchen that satisfies us all with taste as well as texture. And to be honest when I think of some new recipe, the flavor of that recipe instantly flashes my mind.

Not just the flavor but the texture and color too. Like the texture of paneer matar kabab is crisp and brown but inside it is all creamy, moist and soft with wild flavors of ingredients used.

As it is the season of peas, I focused more on what extra can I dedicate to the peas and the peas lovers. Furthermore, there is another convenient option for you if you get no fresh peas in your region or area. You may simply grab the frozen peas packs available in the grocery stores and relish over your paneer matar kabab without any delay.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/4 cup boiled green peas
  • 1/2 cup grated paneer (cottage cheese)
  • 1/4 cup boiled , peeled and mashed potatoes
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
  • 1/2 tsp green chilli paste
  • 1/2 tsp ginger (adrak) paste to taste
  • 1/4 cup milk for coating
  • 1/2 cup quick cooking rolled oats for coating
  • 1 tsp oil for greasing and cooking

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Divide the mixture into 7 equal portions and  make heart shape using cookie cutter. You can make any shape of your choice .wp-16060522350651389160324641166254.jpg
  3. Dip each tikki in milk and then roll them in the oats till they are evenly coated from both the sides.wp-16060522352692245365090942321199.jpg
  4. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and grease it lightly using ? tsp of oil.
  5. Cook each tikki on a medium flame, using ? tsp of oil, till they turn golden brown in colour from both the both sides.
  6. Serve warm with tomato ketchup.
     

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SABUDANA CHIVDA


This crispy snack is enjoyed by people of all ages and we bet that anyone who try it once, would like to binge on it again and again. So, go ahead and check out the simple steps given below and relish the tempting flavours along with your friends and family. Feel free to serve this dish on any occasion. Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 chopped green chilli
  • refined oil as required
  • salt as required
  • black pepper as required
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 cup  nylon sago
  • 1 cup aloo sev
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup raw peanuts
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • some curry leaves
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder ( optional)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. To begin with, place a pan on medium flame and pour refined oil in it. Once heated, put cashews, peanuts and almonds  fry them until golden brown. Then, take them out and keep aside.
  2. Your next step would be to fry sago & aloo sev . Fry them until they are puffy and crisp. Once well cooked, transfer in a serving dish along with fried peanut and cashews. Sprinkle salt and black pepper & red chilli powder  according top your taste.
  3. Next, place a pan on medium flame, add one tbsp of oil along with chopped green chilies and curry leaves . Stir fry till crispy. Once done, pour the tempering over fried sago. Mix well and keep aside to let cool for a while.
     
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EGGLESS DRYFRUIT RASMALAI COOKIES

A nutty shortbread cookie with mixdryfruit powder and fragrant rasmalai essence that is fit for a royal treat!

These cookies are not just innovative but also easy to make, crispy and melt-in-mouth cookies,. They have the right amount of sweetness, dry fruits give these cookies a perfect crunch, bite and nutty flavor. Thus making it a perfect snack to bring to your parties and surprise your family and friends.

  1. INGREDIENTS:
  • 1½ cup All purpose flour
     
  • 40 gms Badam/ kaju/ akhrot Powder
     
  • ½ cup Butter (115g)
     
  • ⅔ cup Icing Sugar
     
  • 1-2 tbsp Milk
  • 1 tsp rasmalai essence 
  • 1 tbsp Dried rose petals
     
Glaze:
 
 
  • ½ cup Melted white chocolate
     
  • Crushed dryfruits (almonds,cashew,akhrot)
     
  • Dried rose petals

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
     
  2. Add flour and dryfruit  powder. Fold them in. Bind together the dough using milk – add 1 tsp at a time, and add more as required till you have a soft dough that can be rolled into a ball.wp-16052365422126666414947563116844.jpg
     
  3. Add the rasmalai essence  and edible rose petals (crushed). Massage them into the dough.wp-16052365424165756568417500822562.jpg
     
  4. Cover with a cling wrap and refrigerate for atleast 30 minutes.
     
  5. Pre-heat the oven to 170°C.
     
  6. Dust the surface with flour, and roll the dough to ¼ inch thickness. These cookies don’t spread too much so don’t make them too thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut the shapes. Alternatively, roll individual balls with your hands and flatten them.
     
  7. Transfer the cookies to a lined tray leaving a small gap between each cookie. If the cookies are soft, use a spatula to pick them and place them on the tray.wp-16052365426158791218108661151425.jpg
     
  8. Bake at 170°C for 15-20 minutes or till the edges are golden brown.
     
  9. Let the cookies cool on a wire rack then dip in melted chocolate and garnish with rose petals and chopped pistachios. Store in an airtight container.

NOTES:

  1. You could dip the whole cookie, half of it, or even just pour the melted chocolate over the cookie with a spoon. 
     
  2. White chocolate goes really well with the cookies. However, dark or milk chocolate will taste just as good. Simply dip the cookies in melted chocolate and place over a wire rack to allow the chocolate to cool and harden.
  3. If you’re using nuts or rose petals as a garnish, you need to sprinkle them immediately after dipping in the chocolate while the chocolate is still liquid and hasn’t set. 
     
     
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GUAVA AND POMEGRANATE PUNCH /PERU AND ANAR KA DRINK

Combine the lusciousness of guava with the peppiness of pomegranate and you get a mouth-watering drink that will elate your senses.

Both fruits are known for their distinct flavours and their special touch can be felt in the juice.

A dash of black salt accentuates the flavours further, making the Guava and Pomegranate Drink a delightful treat that will leave its imprint on your taste buds! Serve this drink chilled.

With guava you can also make Guava Sorbet , Guava Punch , Guava Chutney and Peru Subzi .
Recipe courtsey : tarla dalal ji

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • 2 cups roughly chopped guava (peru)
  • 1 1/2 cups pomegranate (anar)
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar (OPTIONAL)
  • 1/2 tsp black salt (sanchal)
  • salt to taste
  • Pomegranate for decoration

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Combine the guava, pomegranate and 1½ cups of water in a mixer and blend till smooth.
  2. Strain the mixture using a strainer.wp-16048916092651004409931197198470.jpg
  3. Add the black salt and little salt and mix well.
  4. Serve chilled.
     
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DATE AND ALMOND TRUFFLES

Sweet and nutty chocolate truffles are fun to make, pretty to look at, and even better to share with your friends and neighbors!

Nutty date truffles are a sweet ‘’pick-me-up’’ treat that is naturally sweetened with dates without adding sugar. You just won’t believe how good they taste and how easy to prepare they can be.

Many of us parents work hard to keep refined sugar intake low. Sometimes though it’s hard to do so when so many things tempt us and our kids on supermarket shelves. This recipe contains only the natural sugar in dates, it is a great alternative to many sugary commercial products and you can rest knowing exactly what you are serving for your family.

I love to make amazing looking food that tastes terrific. And I don’t like compromising on quality and this is what these healthy truffles are all about.

Fudgy and nutty, these truffles feel sinful, except that they’re not. Loaded with healthy dates and nuts, these are bliss balls that you need to always have a batch of at home!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 100g Dates (deseeded)
  • 100g Almonds
  • 6-7 tbsp Chocolate chips
  • 50 g Shredded Coconut (optional)
  • 2 tsp Chia Seeds (optional)
  • To Coat (optional)
  • 150 gms Melted chocolate (or)
  • ¼ cup Cocoa Powder
  • Sprinkles
  • desiccated coconut 
  • silver balls

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a small bowl, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave or using the double boiler method.
  2. In a food processor or a high-power mixer, add the dates, and almonds together.
  3. Add coconut, and chia seeds if using. Grind till it becomes a coarse mixture.
  4. Start to add the melted chocolate till the whole thing becomes like a slightly sticky dough. You should be able to make a firm ball without it crumbling in your hands. If the mix feels too dry, add a tbsp more of the melted chocolate.
  5. Make equal sized balls with the dough and place them on a greased plate.
  6. You can then dip each ball into some melted chocolate (let them rest for 10 minutes to dry) or coat them in cocoa powder or in coconut flakes.
  7. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.

NOTES:
I like using almonds or a mix of almonds and walnuts in equal quantity. You could also do a mix of other kinds like hazelnuts or pecans. Similiarly, you could use other dried fruits or seeds such as flax, or raisins and cranberries.

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