Friday, December 14, 2007

Shahi Paneer

For 4 people

1 medium size onion, 1 clove garlic a small piece ginger finely minced using food processer(it has to be minced not ground)
1 small can tomato sauce u can find it it safeway/lucky under canned tomato section
1 can evaporated milk u can find it in sugar- baking goods section
1 spoon light brown sugar(u can use this for all things where u want to bring down saltiness, available in bakery section again)
1/2 spoon ground elaichi/cardamom
2 spoon MDH shahi paneer masala and 1 spoon MDH kitchen king masala (or 3 spoon good curry powder)
2 table spoon spoon butter or butter substitute (smart balance is good)
salt to taste
3 tablespoon oil
paneer cubed and microwaved for about seconds
10 almonds in 1/2 cup water for say 40 seconds, peeled and ground to a fine paste

in a pan add oil after a minute add onion garlic ginger mixture
saute for say a minute
add shahi panner masala, and king masala(or curry powder), salt and saute till it is cooked well and brownish in color all in medium flame
add tomato sauce , sugar, almond paste
mix well
start adding evaporated milk slowly.... i mean pour using one hand and stir using another, this has to be done slowly or else milk will curdle

mix well
add cardamom powder, butter and let it simmer
if gravy is thick add water to thin out or low fat milk. if adding low fat milk again add in small amounts and mix it well

add paneer
if needed garnish with cilantro/coriander leaves ENJOY!!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

simple home made icecream


1 can evaporated milk
1/2 can condensed milk
1 small box whipped topping like cold whip
1 spoon vanilla essence

take a steel mixing bowl, referigirate it for 1 - 2 hours, bowl must be empty
freeze evaporated milk for 1-2 hours

now take the chilled bowl, add condensed milk, forzen evaporated milk, vanilla essence and beat it with hand mixer till it whips up. now add whipped topping and beat it for say a minute till it is incorporated. pour the mixer into a deep glad/ziploc ware put a plastic wrap on the surface of the mixture, to cover the whole surface. close it and put it in freezer.

to serve, remove plastic wrap and scoop it.

The bowl had to be chilled to prevent heatup during mixing.
plastic wrap is used to avoid ice crystals
this is basic u can use it for any flavor preparation for example for strawberry add chopped or ground strawberries before freezing
for pista add ground pista powder
for extra sweetness add whole can of condensed milk

10 minute black bean burrito

If u want a quick snack or dinner


sw black bean(i like this brand the best)
1 garlic
1 green chilli
1 table spoon olive oil
flour tortilla

Open the black bean can, drain 3/4th of water at the top. Take a fork and rough mash beans inside container.
chop garlic and green chilli , remove seeds inside greenchilli/jalapeno
take a small pan add oil, keep flame in medium
add garlic and chilli saute for say 5-7 seconds, add mashed beans little salt. stir it till u get a good aroma and the beans is heated through.

now put dosa tawa on medium, take a tortilla fill it with beans, fold buritto wrap and heat it with closed side down in dosa tawa with one spoon of oil for a minute. This will seal the open end.

Enjoy ur burrito with sour cream/salsa/guacamole

for extra kick add chilli with seeds or add mexican chilli powder. you can also add shredded monterey jack or cheddar chese before closing the buritto