Monday, June 23, 2008

Tomato paste - peas pasta

1 cup boiled small pasta like macaroni and mini shells
1 table spoon tomato paste
1 spoon basil paste(grind few basil leaves with water) or u can use pesto
pepper and salt to taste
2 table spoon extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup frozen peas

In a pan heat oil in medium flame, add basil paste tomato paste, pepper and salt when it starts to slightly bubble , add frozen peas. Saute for 2 minutes. Toss the pasta with the sauce
add more oil if needed

serve it with or without grated parmesan on top.

Cabbage koftas


1st set
2 cups grated or sliced cabbage
1/4 cup water

2nd set
1 garlic crushed nicely
3/4 cup besan
2- 3 loaves of bread crumbled into crumbs
1 spoon of garam masala or kitchen king masala
1/2 spoon chilli powder
salt to taste

oil for deep frying

add cabbage and water to a microwaveable bowl and microwave for 10 minutes
the cabbage, add the second set of ingredients and mix well it will be in doughy consistency
make small balls and fry it in oil till golden brown

You can add chopped coriander say 1 spoon to dough if you want
you can eat these koftas just like that with catsup or sauce or you can throw in kofta to make kofta pulav and gravy to make kofta gravy.

paneer sandwich

6 loaves fine wheat bread or white bread - corners removed
3 tablespoon paneer crumbled
1 garlic crushed
1 spoon MDH kitchen king powder
1/2 carrot grated
1 spoon coriander leaves finely chopped
1 table tasteless cheese like mozzarella or amul grated
1 table spoon oil
1/2 onion finely diced

In a pan heat oil add onion, garlic and saute ...when it becomes soft add kitchen king powder
saute for another minute, add carrot saute for another 3 minutes
add salt , paneer and coriander leaves mix and keep in ready

Take 2 loaves of bread, spread 1 table spoon of paneer filling ..add say 1 spoon of grated cheese close with another bread , press slightly with your hand

In a tawa add 1 spoon oil and toast sandwich so that both sides are golden brown
cut into 3 long strips and serve it with ketchup or any sauce

to keep the sandwich crunchy and warm. Line a cookie sheet with foil and leave it in oven at 200 degree, till your guests arrive