Monday, August 23, 2010

Vegetable paratha


1/2 cup cauliflower, 1/2 cup broccoli,1 big russet potato STEAMED
1 small onion minced
1 table spoon of minced cilantro
1/2 spoon jeera
1/2 spoon red chilli powder
1 spoon tandoori masala or combination of dhania, jeera and pepper powder
2 teaspoon constarch

Mix and mash all the above ingredients

For dough:
2 cups atta + 1 spoon garlic powder+ salt
Mix into chapati dough consistency

roll dough
place stuffing
close it
roll it
cook on tawa

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Simplest Alfredo

Our family loves alfredo sauce. I came up with the following recipe based on Perla Myers recipe.
Only difference is my version does not use heavy cream..

1 can evaporated milk
1/2 cup grated hard cheese (use parmesan or parmesan+romano or parmesan+asiago)
4 table spoon light butter
salt to taste
pepper to taste
1 garlic clove crushed nicely into paste
1 teaspoon corn starch

add cornstarch to 2 tablespoon water and mix nicely.

Take a wide pan. Keep in medium flame
Add butter
once melted add garlic saute for another minute

If needed lower the flame
now slowly add milk, salt pepper, cornstarch mixture
Mix nicely.

Once the starch is nicely incorporated into milk
start adding cheese and mix simultaneously
once cheese is completely mixed into milk
leave it for a few minutes
you will see the sauce bubbling and thickening
once it thickens to a stage where it can coat the back of spoon
switch off flame
toss it with hot pasta.