Food Recipe

How to make Veg Momos/Dumplings

Hello Everyone,

As the sayins goes – “better late than never”, I am back again on my blog and this time with an embedded video clip as well, as promised in my last blog content. This time tried my hands on making vegetable momos/dumplings and I was happy with the outcome considering the first attempt factor. I would sincerely request all of you to go through the embedded video clip and let me know on if you have feedback or need any improvements.

Momos are similar to Chinese dimsum and Korean Mandu, basically a steamed filled dumpling. The filling can be prepared with vegetables, cottage cheese or any other meat. It then either cooked on a steamer or even fried for a crunchy texture. I personally like the vegetarian option, so here goes the recipe !!

Preparation Time : 40 minutes; Cooking Time – 40 mins; Calories : 35 calories/piece

Ingredients : –

For the dough : –

  1. All purpose Flour – 250 gms
  2. Salt – as per taste
  3. Oil – 2 tbsp

For the stuffing : –

  1. Oil – 15 ml
  2. Finely chopped cabbage – 200 gms
  3. Finely chopped carrots – 150 gms
  4. Finely chopped bell peppers – 50 gms
  5. Salt – as per taste
  6. Black pepper powder – as per taste

For steaming : – Use 500 ml water and for Frying : – Use 5-6 ml oil on a non stick pan.

Directions : –

For the dough : –

  1. In a mixing bowl, add the all purpose flour and little salt ( as per your taste) and mix it using your hands. Also, add 2 tbsp oil to it.
  2. Make a soft dough out of it, by adding little water in parts. Make sure the dough is soft and not sticky.
  3. Once the dough is ready, cover the bowl and keep it aside for 30 mins.

For the veggie stuffing : –

  1. While the dough is resting, in a pan add little oil and allow it to get heated.
  2. Once the oil gets heated up, add in the chopped cabbage, chopped carrots and chopped bell peppers. You can add any vegetable/meat of your choice like ginger/grated beans/cottage cheese/grated cauliflower/grated soya/grated chicken or lamb.
  3. Cook the vegetables partly in the pan on a medium flame. Do not overcook the veggies, as they would get cooked further while steaming/frying.
  4. Add in little salt and black pepper powder as per your taste.
  5. Turn off the heat after 7-8 mins and keep the veggies aside.

Assembling : –

  1. Once the dough has rested for 30 mins, make small balls out of it and start rolling it into small circles using rolling pin. ( You can refer to my video to understand it better).
  2. Apply very little oil to the edges of the dough circle and place little veggie stuffing/filling over the centre.
  3. Press the edges and bring them all together to form a small mould. You can mold it of any shape and size of your choice. Press it lightly using your fingers to prevent it from breaking.
  4. Repeat the same steps for all other dough balls.

Steaming : –

  1. In a large vessel add 500 ml. Close the lid of the pan and bring it to boil.
  2. Arrange the assembled momos in the steamer. Once the water has been boiled place it inside the vessel and let it cook further. Steam it for 15-20 mins until the surface gets shiny and translucent.
  3. Once the momos are steamed, take it out on a serving plate.

Frying : –

  1. Another way of cooking momos, is by pan-searing it.
  2. Apply little oil on a non-stick pan and allow it to heat for few mins.
  3. Once the oil gets heated up, place the assembled momos on it. Ensure to keep the flame on medium-high.
  4. After 3-4 mins, add quarter cup water to the pan and immediately close the lid of the pan.
  5. Cook it further for 5 more mins or until the water evaporates.
  6. Once the water evaporates, open the lid of the pan and cook it further for 3-4 mins.
  7. Make sure you are not flipping the moms. One side should be evenly steamed and the other side should be crunchy.

Momos are now ready to be eaten. You can have it with spicy chilli red sauce, chilli garlic oil or even mayonnaise. Please do try this at your home and drop a comment down below or in the video. Also, do not forget to like, share and subscribe to my channel 🙂

Veg Jalfrezi
Food Recipe

How to make Veg Jalfrezi

Hello Everyone,

Hope you are enjoying this chilly season and snowy winters. As promised, very soon I am coming up with the food videos as well that would be hyperlinked with my posts and I am really excited to share it with everyone. Stay tuned for more updates 🙂

Now, the recipe I am sharing today is truly close to my heart as this one’s is my father’s favorite too and we used to order it almost every time we ate outside. Yes, this one’s is – Veg Jalfrezi originated in Bengal and then eventually got popular throughout the Indian subcontinent. It consists of ingredients such as meat, fish, paneer or vegetables, stir-fried and served in a thick spicy sauce that includes green chilli peppers. Common further ingredients include bell peppers, onions and tomatoes. Jalfrezi is usually prepared by stir-frying ingredients, a technique introduced to the region by chinese cuisine.

According to me, the two distinguishing ingredients for this recipe that enhances the flavor are – Nutmeg Powder and Tomato ketchup.

So, without much ado, lets get started with this healthy and hearty curry : –

Preparation Time : 15 minutes; Cooking Time : 40 mins ; Calories : 160-170/serving

Ingredients : –

  1. Oil – 30 ml
  2. Chopped Onions – 1 large
  3. Chopped Tomato – 1 medium sized
  4. Chopped green chillies – 2 -3
  5. Ginger garlic paste – 1/8 tablespoon
  6. Sliced potato – 1 large
  7. Sliced Bell peppers – 1 large
  8. Sliced carrots – 1 large
  9. Paneer cubes – 150 gms
  10. Green Peas – 80 gms
  11. Salt – As per taste
  12. Turmeric Powder – 1 tablespoon
  13. Coriander Powder – 1 tablespoon
  14. Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tablespoon
  15. Nutmeg Powder – 1/4 tablespoon
  16. Tomato Ketchup – 2 and 1/2 tablespoons
  17. Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tablespoon
  18. Vinegar – 1/2 tablespoon

Directions : –

  1. In a pan, add little oil and allow it to heat for sometime.
  2. Add in the sliced potatoes/bell peppers/green beans ( optional)/ green peas and carrots. Add little salt and stir fry the veggies on a medium flame until they are cooked. You can cover the lid of the pan for 5-7 mins so that the veggies are properly cooked.
  3. While the veggies are getting cooked, in another pan add little oil. Once heated add the ginger garlic paste.
  4. Once the rawness of the ginger-garlic paste goes away, add the chopped onions and green chillies and fry it for 2 mins until the onions gets translucent.
  5. Now is the time to add the spices- salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder and nutmeg powder. Cook the spices additionally for 2-3 mins.
  6. Now, add the tomatoes and mix it well. Cook until the tomatoes turn mushy. This can take upto 5-7 minutes.
  7. To the onion and tomato base gravy, add in the stir-fried veggies (cooked in step -2). Add paneer cubes and cover the lid of the pan and cook it for 4-5 mins until the paneer softens.
  8. At this point, add the vinegar and tomato ketchup. Mix again and turn off the heat.

You can top it up with coriander leaves or eat it as it is !! Enjoy it with hot phulkas/Tandoori roti or Naan.

Please do try this at home and let me know how it goes. Also, if you like the content of my blog, please follow me on WordPress and Instagram @aanchal6867

Food Recipe

Keto Bhaji Recipe

Hello Everyone,

A very happy and a cheerful Monday to each one of you out there. I just hope everyone’s keeping themselves safe and shielded . With lots of positive news and glad tidings transiting the way, lets keep our fingers crossed and pray that this year brings in lots of receptivity 🙂

I am extremely excited while writing this blog, as this recipe is my personal favorite. You can indulge it whole heartedly because of its immense low calorific value. But, let me tell you my friends, I haven’t turned into a keto person, infact this recipe is named as “Keto Bhaji” because there’s negligible carbs in it.

So, without much ado, lets get started!!

Ingredients :-

  1. Oil – 20 ml
  2. Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  3. Garlic pods – 2 to 3 finely chopped
  4. Green chillies – 2 to 3 finely chopped
  5. Onions – 2 large finely chopped
  6. Tomatoes – 2 large finely chopped
  7. Bell Peppers – 100 gms finely chopped
  8. Cauliflower – 1 large
  9. Carrots – 100 gms
  10. Green Peas – 75 gms
  11. Green Beans – 75 gms
  12. Salt – As per taste
  13. Turmeric Powder – 1 tablespoon
  14. Coriander Powder – 1 tablespoon
  15. Red Chilli Powder – 1 tablespoon
  16. Pav Bhaji Masala Powder – 1 and 1/2 tablespoons
  17. Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tablespoon
  18. Coriander leaves – To garnish
  19. Lemon juice – 1 tsp

Directions : –

  1. In a pressure cooker, add the chopped cauliflower, carrots, green peas and beans. Add little salt to it and allow it to pressure cook for 3 – 4 whistles at medium-high flame.
  2. While the vegetables are boiling in the cooker, in another cooking pan, add little oil and allow it to heat for sometime.
  3. Now, add in the onions, garlic and green chillies and fry for 4 to 5 minutes until it is golden brown.
  4. Now, add in the tomatoes and bell peppers and fry for another 10 minutes.
  5. Add in the salt and turmeric to this mixture. Close the lid of the pan and cook until the mixture gets soft and mushy.
  6. Once the veggies are boiled, throw out all the water from it and add the veggies to the onions and tomatoes mixture.
  7. Add other spices like Red Chilli Powder, Coriander Powder and Garam Masala powder. Close the lid and cook for 8-10 minutes.
  8. Make sure the green boiled veggies are evenly mixed with the onions, tomatoes and spices. You can also use the potato masher to mash the veggies in the same pan. The more mashed the veggies are, the more flavorful it is.
  9. Add more salt at this time if needed.
  10. Add in the Pav bhaji masala now and mix it along. Add little water to the bhaji and cook for 10 minutes.
  11. Garnish with coriander leaves and lemon juice.
  12. Bhaji is now ready to be served.

Toast the pav ( Wheat Breads) in butter and enjoy it thoroughly with bhaji !!!! You can even enjoy it with Roti or paranthas.

Please try making it at home and let me know how it turns out.Also, for more such receipes, please follow me on WordPress and Instagram @aanchal6867

Food Recipe

Homemade Spinach Soup and Croutons

Hello Everyone,

Wish you all a very welcoming and happy new year. May this year brings in a lot of happiness and positivity and may God fulfills all your wishes this year.

I know I could post anything last week, and I guess you might have guesses why ..:D Yes, the holiday season and a long break from work was indeed needed to start the year with a refreshing smile. As promised, this year I would try my hands on doing and integrating my blog with the videos. Please stay tuned 🙂

Talking about today’s blog post, I am going to start this year’s content with one of the healthiest,low-calorie and comforting lunch choice of mine – Spinach Soup. What would be more embracing than sipping a hot bowl of spinach soup in this chilly weather. I truly love it and I am going to share this recipe with you all.

So, without much ado, lets get started !!

Preparation Time : 10 minutes, Cooking Time : 25 minutes, Calories : 223/serving

Ingredients : –

  1. Spinach : – 200 gms
  2. Oil – 2 tablespoons
  3. Butter – 1/2 tablespoon
  4. Chopped Garlic pods – 2
  5. Chopped onions – 1 large
  6. Bay Leaf – 1
  7. Salt – As per taste
  8. Black pepper powder – 1 tablespoon
  9. Cumin powder – 1 tablespoon
  10. Gram Flour /Besan – 1 tablespoon
  11. Brown Bread – 1 -2 slices

Directions : –

Soup : –

  1. In a cooking pan, heat little oil.
  2. Add the bay leaf and the chopped garlic and allow it to cook for a min.
  3. Now, add the chopped onions and fry until they get translucent.
  4. Finely chop the spinach and add in the pan and give it a nice mix.
  5. Now, add just 1 tablespoon of Gram Flour/Besan to this mix and cook for 5-10 mins until the raw flavor goes away.
  6. Add, salt and black pepper powder and give it a nice stir. Also, add cumin powder and cook it along. Cook for 10 more mins.
  7. Now, add 1/2 cup water and turn of the heat of the gas.
  8. Transfer the mixture to a mixer grinder or a food blender and blend it.
  9. Now, once it gets smoothly blended, add 2 more cups of water to bring it to a soupy consistency.
  10. You can season it with more salt and pepper and adjust according to your taste.
  11. Soup is now ready 🙂

Croutons :-

  1. Take a slice of brown bread and apply little butter or margarine to it.
  2. Slice the bread like croutons using a knife.
  3. Transfer the slices to an airfryer or an oven and cook it for 7-8 minutes and 360 degree Farenheit.
  4. Crispy croutons are now ready 🙂

You can even season your soup with low fat cream or full fat cream which enhances the flavor.

Please do try this at home and let me know how it turns out to be. Also, for more such recipes, please follow me on WordPress and Instagram @aanchal6867

Food Recipe

Healthy Rava Idli

Hello Everyone,

Hope everyone’s keeping themselves cozy and warm. There was one thing which was consistent throughout this year and thats none other than “Work From Home”. Some believe that it has made us lazy and inactive, and others also got a chance to accentuate their hidden skills to keep oneself occupied. While the morning calls from home aren’t too pleasant, at the same time maintaining a healthy routine and lifestyle is also little burdensome.

I try and make sure that I do not overstuff myself with the unhealthy stuff especially during the day time. I rather have some handy recipes on hand which I prefer eating to keep myself energetic throughout the day. I did already share couple of the recipes in my previous posts, however this one that I am posting today has become one of my personal favorite and I am sure you are going to like it as well – Yes, its ” Rava Idli”.

Packed with nutrients, Suji/Rava/Semolina is highly recommended for those trying to lose weight. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) data, 100-gram of unenriched semolina contains only about 360 calories and zero cholesterol. It keeps you full for a longer time and prevents weight gain.

So, without much ado, lets start the quick recipe !!

Preparation Time : 10 minutes, Cooking Time : 15 minutes, Calories : 35/idli

Ingredients: –

  1. Suji/Rava – 1 cup
  2. Plain Yogurt – 1/2 cup
  3. Salt – As per taste
  4. Olive Oil – 1 tablespoon
  5. Mustard seeds – 1 tablespoon
  6. Urad Dal – 1 tablespoon
  7. Green Chillies – 2 finely chopped
  8. Coriander leaves – finely chopped
  9. Eno / Baking Powder – 1/2 tablespoon

Directions : –

  1. In a mixing bowl, add the Rava, Yogurt and salt and give it a nice mix. At this time the batter would be too thick, so little water to maintain a right consistency. It should not be too runny or thin, rather should be of a pouring consistency.
  2. Now, keep this batter aside to rest for few minutes. While the batter is resting, keep the idli cooker ready by boiling water and greasing the base of the cooker using oil.
  3. In another pan, add little olive oil and allow it to heat. Once the oil gets heated up, add the Mustard seeds, Urad Dal and Green chillies and allow it to splutter.
  4. Now, add this mixture into the batter prepared in step-1 and give it a nice mix.
  5. At this point, add eno/baking powder and mix it again so that it rises a bit.
  6. Pour the batter into the idli cooker. Cook the idlis for 15 minutes until it is completely cooked and comes out clean.

Enjoy the idlis with Chutney/Sambar or you can even without any sides. Trust me, it would taste equally yummy 🙂

Please do try this at home and let me know how it turns out to be. Also, for more such recipes, please follow me on Instagram and WordPress @aanchal6867.

Food Recipe

Protein Salad Recipe

Hello Everyone,

I know I am a little late this week posting my content but really got pre-occupied with some urgent work. So, today’s recipe is the simplest of all and all you need is few basic ingredients to start with. Yes, it is a protein rich salad which is extremely healthy, satisfying and fulfilling.

Protein is an important part of a healthy diet. Proteins are made up of chemical ‘building blocks’ called amino acids. Your body uses amino acids to build and repair muscles and bones and to make hormones and enzymes. They can also be used as an energy source. There are many sources of protein such as – Fish, Poultry products, beans, lentils, legumes, Soya, Paneer etc..

For this salad, you can use any protein of your choice – either vegetarian or non-vegetarian or even vegan. However, the one I am going to share below is my favorite and I can eat it almost everyday 😀

Preparation Time and Cooking Time : 15 minutes, Calories : Lets not consider this today 🙂

Ingredients : –

  1. Sprouted black chickpea – 1/2 cup
  2. Sprouted Mung Beans – 1/2 cup
  3. Carrot – 1 large diced
  4. Cucumber – 1 large diced
  5. Peanuts – 2 tablespoons
  6. Paneer cubes/ Tofu cubes – 40 gms
  7. Tomato – 1 large diced
  8. Flax seeds – 1 tablespoon
  9. Lemon juice
  10. Black salt – As per taste

Directions : –

  1. Make sure we use the sprouted beans. The nutrient value of beans gets doubled once sprouted. It helps in weight loss and digestion and is an excellent source of fiber.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix the sprouted mung beans and black chickpeas.
  3. Add the roasted peanuts, carrots, cucumber, tomatoes and paneer cubes.
  4. Toss it up with flax seeds, lemon juice and black salt.
  5. Give it a nice mix and enjoy the salad.

Isn’t this simple ? Do try this at home and enjoy it during lunch or dinner.

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Food Recipe

Air fryed Roasted Chicken

Hello Everyone,

Hope you all did like my last post – Healthy vegetable Biryani. The generation is trending to get into shape these days and the diet along with the food habits plays a major role towards the same. Keeping the same in mind today I would be sharing another healthy and quick recipe that is also one of my favorite – Roasted Chicken in Airfryer.

You might also opt for an oven if you do not have an Airfryer at home or you can consider buying one as there are number of recipes that can be prepared using the fryer. I have also tried my hands on baking using the fryer and I would be sharing that content as well very soon.

Chicken drumsticks as we all know has higher calories than chicken breast but definitely has many benefits which provides a decent amount of essential nutrients and minerals to human body. To know more about the nutritional value of drumsticks, please refer to its benefits.

So, without much ado, lets start the recipe !!

Preparation Time : 15 minutes, Cooking Time : 25 minutes, Calories : 103 calories/serving

Ingredients: –

  1. Chicken Drumsticks – 500 gms
  2. Oil – 2 tablespoon
  3. Plain Yogurt – 1/2 tablespoon
  4. Salt – As per taste
  5. Pepper Powder – 1 tablespoon
  6. Cayenne Pepper Paste – half tablespoon
  7. Jeera Powder – 1 tablespoon
  8. Garam Masala Powder – 1 tablespoon
  9. Lemon juice and Cilantro – For the garnishing.

Directions : –

  1. Using a sharp knife, make small cut/slits on the drumsticks. This is done to ensure that the spices gets incorporated into it.
  2. Marinate the chicken using yogurt and all the spices (mentioned in the ingredients section).
  3. Brush it evenly with oil and keep it in the fridge for 30 mins.
  4. Pre heat the airfryer at 350 degrees F for 5 mins.
  5. Once it is pre heated, brush little oil on its surface.
  6. Add the marinated chicken to the airfryer and cook it for 15 mins at 350 degree Fahrenheit.
  7. Flip the chicken and cook it additionally for 15 mins at 350 degree Fahrenheit.

Garnish it with lime/lemon and cilantro leaves.

Healthy Roasted chicken is now ready to be eaten 🙂

You can make this as a starter at home or even have it during lunch or dinner. A healthy way of life, isn’t it ??

Food Recipe

Healthy Vegetable Biryani

Hello Everyone,

Wishing you all a very happy Diwali and Bhai Dooj. May this Diwali brings you joy, hope, and success. Let the light guide you in a bright way. May the fireworks take away all our troubles and sorrows while the light guides you to happiness, joy and peace this wonderful Diwali.

Lord Ganesh and Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped on this occasion. Lakshmi symbolizes wealth and prosperity, and her blessings are invoked for a good year ahead.

Talking about Diwali would definitely pour a thought of a feast. Yes, along with joy and happiness, Diwali brings in the feast mode. People love cooking delicacies on this day which includes the savory and the sweet dishes. I have tried my hands on both during Diwali but this year chose to cook something healthy and hearty and what could be a preferable option than eating a Biryani loaded with Green and seasonal vegetables.

Everyone has their own technique of making Biryani and this one is mine 🙂

So, without much ado, lets start the recipe!!

Preparation Time : 30 minutes, Cooking Time : 50 minutes, Calories : 240/serving

Ingredients :

  1. Sliced Onions – 8 -9 large
  2. Oil – 3 tablespoons
  3. Ghee – 2tablespoons
  4. Black pepper pods – 4 to 5
  5. Star Anise – 1
  6. Black Cardamom – 1
  7. Cinnamon sticks – 2 small
  8. Cauliflower Florets – 1/2 cup
  9. Green Beans – 1/2 cup
  10. Green Peas – 1/2 cup
  11. Green chillies – 4 sliced
  12. Potato – 4 diced
  13. Biryani Masala Powder – 2 tablespoons
  14. Salt – As per taste
  15. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tablespoon
  16. Coriander Powder – 1 and half tablespoon
  17. Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tablespoon
  18. Cumin Powder – 1 tablespoon
  19. Yogurt – 1 tablespoon
  20. Basmati Rice – 250 gms

To Garnish : –

  1. Mint leaves
  2. Coriander leaves
  3. Lemon juice

Directions : –

Cooking the Rice –

  1. In a pressure cook, add little oil and ghee and allow it to heat.
  2. Now, add the cinnamon sticks, black cardamom, black pepper pods and Star Anise and allow it to get heated for few seconds.
  3. Now, add the green chillies ,4 onions and potatoes and fry it. The onions should be fried on a low-medium heat until they turn golden brown.
  4. Add little coriander powder, red chilli powder to onions and fry evenly again.
  5. Now, add the Biryani Masala Powder and salt and cook it further. You will notice that the oil starts getting released from the sides.
  6. Throw in the washed Basmati Rice. Add doubled quantity of water as rice and close the lid of the pressure cooker.
  7. Cook it on a high flame for 1 -2 whistles and turn off the heat. Allow the pressure to get released from the cooker.

Cooking the vegetables –

  1. In a frying pan, add little oil and allow it to heat.
  2. Once heated add little turmeric powder and cook for 30 secs.
  3. Now, throw in all the vegetables – Cauliflower, Green peas and beans. You may add any vegetable of your choice like Carrots/Beetroot/Capsicum..
  4. Now, add salt, coriander powder, red chilli powder and cumin powder and stir for 2 minutes.
  5. Close the lid of the pan and cook them until they are 70% done.
  6. Now, open the lid add little whisked yogurt (unflavored) and cook it further until they are 90 % done.
  7. Turn off the flame.

Assembling the Biryani –

  1. In a wide pan, add little ghee and add one layer of Rice ( cooked in step 1).
  2. Now, add one layer of cooked vegetables ( cooked in step 2).
  3. Repeat the same for 4-5 layers.
  4. Garnish it with Mint leaves. Coriander leaves and lemon juice. You may also add saffron strings but thats completely optional.
  5. Now, tightly close the lid of the pan and cook it on a very slow flame for 15 minutes.
  6. Turn off the heat after 15 minutes.

Enjoy the biryani with Salan or Raita 🙂

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Food Recipe

Navratri Special – Aloo Ki Sabzi/ Potato Curry

Hello Friends,

Wishing you all a very happy Dussehra and VijayDashmi. May Goddess Durga illuminates your life with countless sprinkle of happiness, wealth and good luck.  Each year, on each day of Navratri, an incarnation of “Goddess Durga” is worshipped to celebrate the day of her victory over Mahishasura, and the ultimate victory of ‘Good over Evil.”

Navaratri is celebrated in different ways throughout India. Some fast, others feast. Yes, but on the eve of Navami ( which falls on the ninth day ) of Navratri special feast is offered to the Goddess which includes Poori/ Aloo ki Sabzi and Black Chana.

As the heading already suggests, I did make my favorite Aloo ki Sabzi and Poori this Navratri and yes, let me tell you my friends, this recipe is so easy to cook and put together. It requires minimal resources and ingredients and actually gets cooked within 15-20 minutes!!

I also have couple of more Navratri special recipes and content on my blog : – Check it Out.

So, without much ado, lets get started !!

Preparation Time : 10 minutes, Cooking Time : 15 minutes, Calories : 195/serving.

Ingredients :

  1. Oil – 2 tablespoons
  2. Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
  3. Bay Leaf – 1
  4. Green Chillies – 2 chopped
  5. Tomatoes – 2 finely chopped
  6. Potatoes – 4- 5 medium sized and diced
  7. Salt – As per taste
  8. Turmeric Powder – 1 tablespoon
  9. Red Chilli Powder – 1 tablespoon
  10. Coriander Powder – 2 tablespoons
  11. Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tablespoon
  12. Coriander leaves – to garnish
  13. Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon

Directions :

  1. In a pressure cooker, add oil and allow it to heat for sometime. Once the oil gets heated up, add in the cumin seeds, bay leaf and green chilli and wait for it to splutter.
  2. Now, add in the chopped tomatoes. Add salt and Turmeric powder and mix it evenly with the tomatoes.
  3. After 2 minutes, add in the diced potatoes and mix it again.
  4. Add the remaining spices – Coriander powder and Red Chilli Powder. Cook the tomatoes and the potatoes with the spices for 5 minutes until the oil starts getting released from the sides.
  5. Throw in 1 cup of water and cover the lid of the pressure cooker.
  6. Cook it for 3 whistles on a medium flame and turn off the heat after 3 whistles.
  7. Allow the pressure to get released. Once the pressure is released, open the lid of the cooker and add Garam Masala Powder.
  8. Garnish it with coriander leaves and toss it up with lemon juice at the end.

The sabzi is now ready 🙂 I would suggest all my friends to eat it with Poori – ah its the best partner ever 🙂

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Food Recipe

Paneer Bhurji Recipe

Hello All,

Hope you are all enjoying the fall colors to the fullest and soaking in all the lights and happiness. This year passed by with the blink of an eye while winter has already started knocking the door.

I could not post any content last week I got pre-occupied with some unavoidable tasks at work. Nonetheless, today I would be sharing one of the easiest recipe I have learnt in my existence and it is no other than – Paneer Bhurji. Bhurji means scrambled mixed with spiced onions and tomatoes. This recipe comes to the rescue when you want to cook something quick and delectable. Paneer is one of my favorites as well and this was indeed the first recipe that I learnt from one my senior :).

If you are interested in knowing more about the history of Paneer, here are some details – Paneer History Also, I already did post some exciting Paneer recipes in my previous blog posts. Here are some of them : – Kadhai Paneer. Please read through if you haven’t done so.

So, without further ado, lets get started !!

Preparation Time : 10 minutes, Cooking Time : 20 minutes, Calories : 300 calories for the whole serving

Ingredients :

  1. Paneer – 200 gms
  2. Oil – 2 tablespoons
  3. Onions – 2 finely chopped
  4. Tomatoes – 2 finely chopped
  5. Garlic – 3 to 4 pods
  6. Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
  7. Black Pepper Pods – 3 to 5
  8. Green Chillies – 3 to 4
  9. Salt – As per taste
  10. Turmeric – 1 tablespoon
  11. Red Chilli Powder – 1 tablespoon
  12. Coriander Powder – 2 tablespoons
  13. Yogurt – 1 tablespoon
  14. Coriander leaves – finely chopped for garnish.

Directions :

  1. In a pan, add oil and allow it to heat. Once the oil gets heated up, add cumin seeds and black pepper pods and allow them to splutter.
  2. Now add the chopped garlic pods and green chillies.
  3. Now, add chopped onions and fry for couple of minutes until it turns golden brown. Add Salt and Turmeric powder and cook it additionally for 2-3 mins by covering the lid
  4. Add Chopped tomatoes at this point and cover the lid again to cook the tomatoes.
  5. Add all the remaining spices like the Red chilli powder and Coriander powder and mix it well.
  6. Cook for another 7-10 minutes until the mixture gets soft and mushy.
  7. Now, once the spices are cooked and mixed with onions and tomatoes, add the scrambled paneer. You can either mash the paneer using your hands or can even use the grated paneer.
  8. Give it a nice mix and allow the spices to get soaked in for 5-7 minutes.
  9. Turn off the heat and add one tablespoon of yogurt at the end to give a nice sour taste and to make it even more soft.

You can even replace Eggs with Paneer and enjoy it as per your liking 🙂

Bhurji is now ready to be eaten with Roti or Parantha. If you like the content of my blog please do like and comment and for more such recipes, please follow me on WordPress and Instagram @aanchal6867