Category Archives: Indian Recipes

Paneer wraps

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So I know we haven’t been on here for a while and that is completely our fault! Life has a way of throwing so many things at you it’s hard to keep up. But we are back (hopefully for good).

So lately I have been sitting around my apartment job hunting and generally lazing around. So good food is a top priority for me. But I also don’t want to spend a huge amount of time in the kitchen, especially when the weather is so amazing! So here is an easy recipe for some delicious wraps.

Serves 2.

Ingredients:

1 tomato julienned
1/2 onion julienned
1 green bell pepper julienned
2 cloves of garlic thinly sliced
200g paneer cut into long pieces
Any kind of roti/tortilla

1tbs chili powder
1 tbs garam masala
A pinch of turmeric
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp jeera powder
Salt to taste

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Method:

Heat about 2 tbsp oil, then toss in the onions and garlic. Keep an eye on them because they will cook quickly.

Then add in the bell peppers and let it all cook together. Add salt to taste.

Once the green peppers are almost cooked through, put the tomatoes in and let them cook down.

The tomatoes should start breaking down and the liquid should be oozing out.

Now you can add all the spices and mix them together.

Next put the paneer in and mix gently, paneer is soft and may break easily. Leave it on the heat for about 5 minutes, you can add salt and any other spices to your taste.

In the mean time heat up another pan. Spread some butter on the roti and cook for a few minutes on the pan. Then take the roti off put the paneer mixture and fold like you would a burrito. You can put it back on the heat to seal the edges or wrap it in foil so it holds it’s shape like I did (also to save on washing dishes later).

 

 

 

 

 

Serve warm and make sure you have many because this one’s a winner!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

We used tortillas because we didn’t have any other roti in the apartment.

This is a take on a Bombay Frankie, which is a common street food. It is one of the foods I crave, but unfortunately will never be able to recreate. I wish I had a picture of it to show you, actually scratch that! My mouth will start watering for it!

I was actually a little scared to make this because I didn’t know whether the paneer may end up being bland or it would be too spicy overall, but it came out perfect. Of course you can increase the amounts to make more, you could even add chicken instead of paneer, but I can’t help you there!

Feel free to comment/ suggest/tell us what you think!

Happy eating!
Swetha (:

Palak Channa

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Told you guys we wouldn’t be gone for that long anymore! Well today I am going to tell you how to make Palak Channa, literally spinach chickpeas and just like we did for the Aloo Matar, that’s all you need! I swear, us Indians didn’t have much imagination when it came to naming our dishes. I guess that was because it tastes so good that no one cares what the hell the name is! šŸ™‚

Parents- this is one of the most effective ways of getting your child to eat spinach. Children-I’m sorry but I am an adult now so I gotta be on their side.

One thing to keep in mind that all these dishes are usually made for 3 people so please double or triple it to your heart’s content.

Ingredients:

1/2 yellow onion-chopped

1 cup spinach (we use frozen)

1 chili-chopped

Method:

Heat about 2 tbsps of oil on the skillet. Add the onions and chili and let it all roast together

When the onions are brown, turn off the heat and put the onions andĀ chilies into the magic bullet along with a cup of water to make it into more of a gravy than a clump of onion and chili.

Turn the stove back on and put the gravy into the skillet. Add salt to the degree you like and even add more chili powder if the spice isn’t just there yet.

 

 

 

Add the channa to this and cook it all together. Close the lid, reduce the heat and let it simmer away until the chickpeas are nice and soft with the beautiful flavour absorbed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By the end of this, you have a delicious dish that is sure to delight any spinach hater! Heat up some chapati or paratha and you have a meal!

Indian Fried Rice

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Hello Readers!

So sorry we have not posted anything! School is really taking a toll on our lives. But that doesn’t mean we are not cooking, it just means we are being lazy to post things on here! But here is an easy fried rice recipe. It’s not the Chinese Fried Rice, it’s more Indian, but it turned out amazing!!

Ingredients:

Cold day old rice- we used masoori rice

Half onion- cut length-wise

1 green pepper and 1 red pepper- cut into long strips

1 tsp sambar powder, chili powder

1 Bay leaf

1 tsp jeera and mustard seeds

1 tsp Ginger-garlic paste

Salt to taste

Method:

1. Heat some oil in a pan, once it is hot enough, put the bay leaf, jeera and mustard seeds and let it sputter.

2. Add in the onions and green peppers.

3. Add in the spices and the ginger-garlic paste and let the vegetables cook until they are still crunchy.

4. Once the vegetables are cooked, add the cold rice and mix together.

5. Once it is all mixed together, taste the rice to ensure there is enough salt and spices. Add more if necessary.

6. Once the rice has fully absorbed the taste and is to your liking, serve hot with raita.

Notes:Ā 

We added a few other spices, but unfortunately the labels were not clear as to what it was, but my best guess is some kind of vegetable subji masala. Feel free to experiment with any spices you have!

We were supposed to add cabbage to this recipe, but unfortunately the cabbage went bad, but it would have added an extra crunch to the rice as well. Carrots would be a good vegetable to add to this as well.

The raita we made for this was slightly different because we did not haveĀ chilies orĀ coriander leaves but we had cucumber. But since the rice is spicy we decided not to put any chili in the raita and added the cucumber to soothe our palettes.

Go ahead and try it out! Happy eating!

Swetha =)