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Friday, May 30, 2014

Paneer Capsicum Fried Rice | Indochinese Kids Special | Lumch box Recipes

After trying popular Veg. Fried Rice, now I tried Paneer Capsicum Fried Rice for my son. He loves Paneer and Capsicum very much. Usually make once or twice in a week for lunch.
It is also easy and fast to prepare in 15 mins.

Cooked Rice - 1cup Normal or Basmati Rice. BR tastes good.
Onion - 1 no
Paneer - 1 cup(cubes)
Ginger garlic - 1 tspn(Chopped finely)
Green Capsicum/Bell pepper - 1 no( You can also add coloured ones)
Cabbage - 1/2 cup
White or Black Pepper powder - 1 tspn(As per your taste)
Soya Sauce - 1 tspn
Tomato Sauce - 1/2 tspn
Ajinomoto/Chinese salt - a pinch(Optional)
Spring onion - 1 tspn(chopped) for garnishing - Optional
Olive Oil - 2 tspns

Preparation Method
Wash and shred all veggie into thin pieces.
Heat a wide wok/kadai, add oil, add paneer and slightly toss it. Remove it on a plate. 
Now to the same oil add chopped onion, ginger garlic a pinch of salt and saute. till transparent. Keep the flame high or medium. 
Add capsicum and saute for 1min.
Add cabbage and saute for 1min.
Add all sauces, ajinomoto and saute till its half cooked. Add Paneer and saute.
Sprinkle pepper powder and mix.
Add rice and mix well. Check on salt.
Garnish with chopped spring onion.

Serve with Tomato Ketchup or Gobi Manchurian.

I have served with Smiley Potato and Fryums.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Sweet Potato Capsicum Curry | Sidedish

This is a simple and easy curry. I prepared this I had a leftover sweet potato, H loves sweet potato he always ensures its in our market list. I left it for long time and it started growing too, I showed my son how plants grow. But this potato is not from India its available in local shops just like potatoes but bigger in size with different colour. After we cook it almost looks like carrot.

I have tried to give something different. Usually I prepare homemade sweet potato chips. checkout the recipe here it may interest you to try.

Now to the recipe. 
Sweet Potato - 1no(large)
Capsicum - 1no
Red chilli powder - 1 tspn(As per your taste)
Turmeric - 2 pinches

Oil - 1 tblspn
Mustard - 1/4 tspn
Hing/Asafotida - 2 pinches
Curry leaves - few

Preparation Method

Wash, remove skin and chop sweet potato into small cubes. Put in water and keep.
Wash and cut capsicum into small pieces.
Heat a wok/kadai, add oil, add mustard, wait till it splutters.
Add hing and curry leaves. Saute it.
Add red chilli powder and turmeric. saute it. 
Add capsicum and fry for 2 mins.
Now add sweet potato, sprinkle some water, salt close with lid in medium flame. Cook till its soft with occasional stirs.
Once done off the stove.
Serve hot with rasam, sambar or curd rice.

Notes - You can also add daniya powder for flavour.
You can add or reduce chilli powder. I have added more as potato is sweet.
You can add more oil and roast it too.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Banana Nutella Milkshake | Summer Specials | Kids

This is a simple and easy milkshake. Kids will definitely love it.

Nutella - 1 tblspn
Banana - 1 no
Sugar - 1 tspn(Optional)
Chilled Milk - 1 glass 
Ice cubes optional

In a blender blend everything until smooth. Transfer to a glass.

Serve with ice cubes or cold.

Delicious refreshing Banana Nutella Milkshake is ready to drink. Serve immediately.

Notes - 
- Dont keep it for long time finish in a day or refridgerate.
- Adjust sugar accordingly.
- Can replace cocoa powder in place of nutella.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Paneer Pasanda | A tempting Cottage cheese Sidedish!

After posting the picture in my Sara's Corner FB page and in a group I got request to post the recipe. So here it is to all my friends. Yes this recipe is posted after a long time, as my 2nd baby turned 1 year. He is so active and full of energy. So I am enjoying my motherhood. The gravy turned superb and delicious. kid and hubby liked it a lot. So I thought of taking few pictures for the blog and post the recipe.

One lazy weekend, we were having dinner outside, so had to make some simple lunch for one time. My son's favourite is Paneer butter masala then quickly I decided to make Paneer Pasanda. 

In this recipe you can cut the Paneer into bigger size with block paneer. I had small cubes. I have used Almonds in this usually cashews are used in this recipe.

Paneer/Indian cottage cheese - 25 nos(for homemade click here)
Almonds/badam - 6 nos
Onion - 2nos
Garlic - 2 each
Tomato - 3nos
Milk - 1 cup or less
Spices - 2nos each cardamom/cinnamon/cloves/star anise little
Kasoori methi - 1 tspn
Sugar - 1/4 tspn
Red chilli powder - 1 tspn(As per your taste)
Oil n ghee - 2 tblspns
Water as required
(Cashews also can be used 6-10 nos)

Preparation Method

1. Soak paneer in hot water.
2. Soak badam in hot water
3. Heat a kadai with oil, put spices and keep in simmer. Saute.
4. Cut onions into chunks. Increase the gas burner to medium, add the onions and garlic. Saute till transparent.
5. Cut tomatoes in chunks and add with onion. Saute till its soft.
6. Off the stove and cool it.
7. Now remove skin of almonds(optional), add to mixie and grind to smooth paste. in the same paste add the onions and tomato mixture, red chilli powder and grind to fine/smooth paste.
8. Heat the same kadai, add butter and oil, add bayleaf(optional) for flavour.
9. Add the onion tomato paste and boil. Add milk.
10. Add the paneer, salt, crush kasoori methi, sugar and cook till oil separates.
11. Add water if the gravy is too thick. Adjust salt and red chilli powder if required.

Serve hot with rotis/rice.

I served with chapathis and store bought paratha.

Checkout more Paneer recipes click here.

Did you try any recipe from ( take picture and send it to me through Facebook message or mail me at Will be glad to add in my FB page Tried & Tasted album 

PS- Kindly adjust salt and chilli according to your taste level.

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