Sunday, June 13, 2010

Methi Thepla (Fresh Fenugreek Paratha )

Very very tasty with spicy………..:-)
Ingredients for making Paste of methi leaves:
A bunch of fresh green methi (fenugreek) leaves
9-10 fresh green chillies

Method of making mixer of methi leaves:
Step 1: Wash the leaves of methi with water twice.
Step 2: Cut the green chillies and remove the seeds.
Step 3: Place methi leaves and green chillies into mixer bowl.

Step 4: Grind it and make paste not much smooth and just crush it. (Add little ¼-cup water if requires to grind) Ingredients for paratha:
2 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tbsp lemon juice (or yogurt)
3 cups wheat flour
1 tbsp sugar (optional)
2 tbsp oil
Salt to taste
Butter or oil for frying
Method :
Step 1: Take a big plate or vessel for making dough and add green mixer of methi leaves and add lemon juice, oil, sesame seeds and salt to taste.

Step 2: mix all this ingredients very well.

Step 3: Add the wheat flour and making slight stiff dough. It is doesn’t require to add water, If so then left some of the flour. Step 4: If you like then you add 2-tbsp curd (Yoghurt) for more taste or as option of lemon juice.
Step 5: If you allow to rest this dough for 15 minutes then it’s become smooth and after that it is easily puff. Step 6: Make medium size bolls and roll it about 5” diameter with help of roller.

Step 7: Heat the thick pan and place the methi thepla over it.

Step 8: Cook in low flame for one minutes.

Step 9: Turn another side and cook on medium flame until golden patches.

Step 10: Spared the oil (or butter) on top side and turn on other side. When you turn on another sides then it become puffy if the flame on medium heat. Step 11: Fry both sides till light brown.

Step 12: Repeat the same procedure for the remaining dough.

Step 13: Serve hot in Breakfast with tea. If you like to serve in dinner than it is always good with tomato-peas curry and lemon pickles. Note: You also add fresh coriander leaves in it to become testier and reduce the bitterness of fenugreek.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Chole with Paneer and bhature

For the dry masala:
1 tbsp cumin seeds (Jeera)
1 tbsp coriander seeds
5-6 cloves
3-4 small stick of cinnamon
2 dry red chilli
¼ tbsp oil

For the dry masala:
Step 1: Take a small vessel and heat ¼ tbsp oil. Add all ingredients for dry masala.
Step 2: Sauté on medium flam for 2 minutes so its color is slightly change in brown.
Step 3: Turn off the flame and cool it. Grind this entire ingredient in mixer.

For the chole with paneer:
1 cup chick peas (Kabuli chana), soaked overnight
2 medium size onions
3 medium size tomatos
150 gm paneer
½ tbsp cumin seeds (jeera)
2 teaspoons amchur (dry mango powder)
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)

3-4 piece of garlic
2 tbsp red chilli powder
3 tbsp oil
Salt to taste.
For Chole with paneer:
Step 1: Peel and cut the onion. Cut the tomatoes in to big size and grind the onion, garlic with tomato into mixer. (also add ginger if you like that test)Step 2: Pressure cook the chick peas with 1½ cup water with slat for 3 whistles until they are soft . Drain the extra water and keep aside.
Step 3: Heat the oil in pan, add the cumin seeds. When the seeds crackles, add the tomato-onion gravy.Step 4: Sauté in medium flame for 5 minutes and add the turmeric and red chilli power in it.

Step 5: Add the cook chick peas and I cup water and mix well. Add the dry masala powder, amchur powder and salt and sauté for another 10 minutes.

Step 6: Add the paneer cubs and simmer for 5 minutes. Trun off the flame.

Step 7: Place it in serving bowl and decorate with onion and lemon round slices.

For the bhature :
1 cup plain flour (maida)
½ cup curd
3 tbsp oil
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying
Water for making dough if needed
For the bhature:
Step 1: Combine the flour, salt and oil and mix together.
Step 2: Add ½ cup fresh curd and water if necessary. Knead the dough very well till it is smooth.

Step 3: Cover with a wet muslin cloth otherwise any of the vessel and rest the dough for 2 hours.
Step 4: Divide the dough into small parts and roll out into circles of 125mm (5”) diameter.
Step 5: Deep fry in hot oil till the bhature puff up and both sides are golden brown.

Step 6: Serve hot with the chole-paneer.
Make your Sunday dinner special for someone special with mango ras……