Mango Lassi is an Indian drink which is full of flavor, freshness and energy. Mango is also known as “King of Fruits” in South Asia because Mangoes found here are very sweet and they have a different taste. They are different than Australian mangoes, Mexican mangoes and Thai Mangoes. In Pakistan, Mangoes from the city of Multan are very famous for their taste and sweetness. People of South Asia love Summer season just because of mangoes and they try different drinks and sweet dishes with this delicious fruit. Mango lassi is one of them. Do try this ……..
250 gms plain yogurt (natural style)
½ cu mango pulp or 212 gms tin mangoes
½ cup chilled water
8 – 12 ice cubes
1 – 2 tbspns sugar
2 tbspns of greek yogurt
-Place all ingredients, except the ice cubes in a blender and shake for around 30 – 40 secs.
Matar Paneer is housewife’s style of romance with green peas…. Try this creamy tomato sauce based curry dish and enjoy the real taste of this vegetarian Indian delight…
500 gms of diced paneer
2 cups boiled green peas
2 medium onions chopped
2 medium sized tomatoes chopped
½ tspn turmeric powder
1 tspn chilli powder
½ tspn cumin powder
½ tspn coriander powder
1 tspn ginger and garlic paste
4 – 5 pcs of raw cashew nuts
¼ cup olive oil
1 tbspn butter
½ cup cream
Some green chillies chopped
Some fresh coriander leaves
½ tspn cumin seeds
A pinch of fenugreek leaves
1 pc of cinnamon stick
1 small bay leaf
-Fry onions and cashew nuts for 2 minutes and add a bit of salt along with ginger garlic paste.
-When onion leaves the raw flavor, add turmeric and tomatoes. Cook the mixture on low heat.
-Put this in blender and blend. Add a bit of water if needed and blend this mixture into fine paste.
-Heat some oil in the vessel and add cardamom, bay leaf, cinnamon and cloves. Fry for 30 seconds and add the blended paste in it. After simmering for about 2 minutes on medium heat add peas and let the sauce simmer again for 2 minutes. Not add all the other spices and mix well.
-After 2 minutes add cheese and cumin seeds and garnish with green chillies and coriander leaves.
-Serve hot with nan bread or chapattis and enjoy.
Tasty Mattar paneer is ready to serve.
-Add 4 – 5 pcs of cashew nuts, no more no less otherwise your sauce will not come out to the rite consistency.
Chicken Biryani is one of the famous dishes of South Asia, whenever you visit any South Asian restaurant, this is the main rice dish. However the original recipe of biryani is very mild but this is the South Asian Version …
-Marinade chicken in vinegar or yogurt and half of the biryani masala for 20 minutes.
-Heat oil and add whole garam masala into it. When cumin seeds begin to splatter add onions and stir fry them until they are golden brown. Add chopped tomatoes and mix.
-Now add rest half of the biryani masala and cook on low heat add chicken and then water. Cover it and let it simmer until the chicken is fully cooked and some gravy remains.
-Boil rice according to the procedure.
-In a thick bottomed vessel spread a layer of rice and then of chicken and then again of rice. Add few drops of yellow food colour and kewra essence, top it with some green chillies and cook it covered on low heat for 2 minutes.
-Mix and serve.
Tasty chicken biryani is ready to serve.
-You can make your own biryani masala by clicking this link or you can use market bought biryani masala.