Category Archives: Punjabi Food

Mattar Paneer (Peas And Home Made Ricotta In Creamy Tomato Sauce)(Restaurant Style)

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…

Ingredients:

  • 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
  • Some water
  • ½ cup cream
  • Some salt
  • Some green chillies chopped
  • Some fresh coriander leaves
  • ½ tspn cumin seeds
  • A pinch of fenugreek leaves
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 cardamom
  • 1 pc of cinnamon stick
  • 1 small bay leaf

Procedure:

-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.

Outcome:

Tasty Mattar paneer is ready to serve.

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Tips:

-Add 4 – 5 pcs of cashew nuts, no more no less otherwise your sauce will not come out to the rite consistency.

Servings:

This will serve 4 persons easily.

Lachha Paratha

These parathas are lovely, ingredients are same as of Saadaa* Paratha, but there is a slight change in the method of rolling and giving a particular lachha look. Follow the steps given below, take help From the illustration and if you have any problem then email me …

Ingredients:

Procedure:

-Take a lump of Paratha dough and Make a kiwi Fruit sized ball.

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-Press it with your palm and then Flat its edges with your Fingers.

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-Now with a rolling pin, Flat this ball into chapatti. Spread 1 tbspn of ghee on it.

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-Now roll it into blinds.

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-Take one edge and Fold it with non – grease side up,

-Then Fold it with grease side top.

-Repeat this process.

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-Now make a spiral, coral like shape, like this,

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-And then press it with your Fingers.

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-On a lightly Floured surface roll it into a chapatti with a roller pin.

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-Place this on hot Flat pan.

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-After 5 – 6 seconds, turn its side and apply another tbspn of ghee on the half – cooked side.

-After 4 seconds, turn its side and apply another tbspn of ghee on it.

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-Now turn he sides Frequently and when its cooked (hot red) serve it hot with lots of pickle.

Outcome:

Tasty Lachha paratha is ready to be served.

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Tips:

-If its greasy and difficult to roll, then use some lose Flour.

-Cook on medium low heat.

Servings:

This will serve 4 persons easily.

Saada Lachha Paratha

Saada Lachhedar Paratha is one of the specialities of Punjab*. Try and love …

Ingredients:

Paratha dough

30 tbspns desi ghee*(For 10 Parathas)

Procedure:

-Divide Dough into ten equal portions.

-Take one and make a kiwi Fruit sized ball, roll it like a chapatti and spread one tbspn of ghee on it. Now very gently, Roll this wrap into a snake, Folding ghee side in.

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-Now with your hands roll this snake and make a thin, big snake.

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-Give it a coral, spiral shape, like in the picture below,

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-And press with your Fingers. Like this,

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-Roll this with a rolling pin and dust with some Flour wherever needed but avoid using lots of Flour.

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-Roll it into a chapatti and place it on hot Flat pan or Tawa*.

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-After 4 – 6 seconds turn its side and spread 1 tbspn of ghee on it. Then again turn and spread some ghee on the other half cooked side.

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-Turn Frequently until its golden brown and then take it out in a plate.

-So the same with rest of 9.

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-Serve hot with pickle or any curry of your choice.

-And and and do not Forget Lassi.

Outcome:

Lovely, delicious lachhedaar paratha is ready to be served.

Tips:

-Avoid using lots of Flour while rolling.

Servings:

This will serve 10 persons easily.