Indian Food Recipe: Dum Aaloo

DUM AALOO
Dum Aaloo is the most popular Kashmiri potato recipe which is well known for its appetizing flavor. This dish is popular all across the world. This dish has originated from Kashmir and is prepared almost in every household in India. Dum Aaloo tastes excellent served with chapattis, Nan or parantha. So let us learn how to prepare this delicious dish in following recipe.
Ingredients:

Baby small potatoes – 10 nos.

Take 3 tablespoon of mustard oil

Two tablespoons of tomato puree

Half teaspoon of sugar

One large onion sliced

Two large cloves of garlic

Cashewnuts – 6

Salt as per taste

Half a teaspoon of turmeric powder

Half a teaspoon paprika chilli powder

Half a teaspoon of garam masala – this you can get ready made from the market

Preparation method

Take a heavy bottom pan and heat the oil.

Let the oil be hot enough so that you can easily fry the ingredients

Now fry the sliced onions until they are golden brown. Remove them and keep them aside

Next fry the baby potatoes until they are brown; now remove them and keep it aside

Grind the fried brown onions and the garlic into a fine paste and add to the hot oil

Next add all the masalas such as turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt, sugar and garam masala along with a bit of sugar

These masalas have to be fried on a low flame for some time until the oil leaves the sides of the gravy. Now add tomato puree, cashew paste and let is simmer for some time.

Serve hot with roti or rice.

Indian Food Recipe : Paneer Curry

Paneer Curry Recipe
Paneer is nothing but Cottage Cheese. A Paneer curry is just another curry where curry means sauce in Tamil, a language in South India. Combination of masalas with other ingredients is a curry. Paneer curry is very popular in North India.
Ingredients:

Paneer – 200 gms.
Tomato puree – 2 nos.
Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp.
Garlic- Ginger paste -1 tsp.
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp.
Chilli powder- ½ tsp.
Cumin Powder- ½ tsp.
Garam masala powder – ½ tsp.
Coriander powder – ½ tsp.
Cashew nuts: 10-12 nos (ground to a paste).
Salt as required.

 
Methodology:

Cut paneer into small cubes and keep aside.
Add oil in a heavy bottomed pot, when hot enough add cumin seeds.
Once they splutter add the ginger garlic paste.
Do not let it stick to the bottom of the vessel. Keep adding little water.
Now take little water add all the masalas in it and mix well.
Add this to the pot and fry the masalas well till oil separates.
Add tomato puree and sauté till oil separate.
Add the cashew nut paste and then the cubed pieces of Paneer.
In case the gravy is too dry add little water accordingly.
Let the gravy boil a little and then serve hot.

 

 

 

Indian Food Recipe : Gulaab Jamun

Gulab Jamun Recipe
Gulab Jamun is a popular Indian sweet dish that can be served on ethnic festivals or events. In India, there are millions of people who love eating them. They can be best served with Ice-cream or simply served hot.
Ingredients required:-

6 cups Water.
2.5 cups sugar.
¼ Cup Thickened milk.
1 tsp. semolina.
Oil.
3 cups Milk Powder.

Method:-

In a medium sized container, mix semolina, flour, milk powder and then knead them with the thickened cream to make it soft.
Make balls in the size that you want.
Dry fry the balls on low heat.
In other container, prepare sugar syrup and then add the cooked balls.
Serve hot (plain) or top it up with vanilla ice-cream.

 

Indian Food Recipe : Moong Daal

 Moong Daal Recipe
Lentils and grams are a very integral part of Indian cuisine. The daal is made in different ways from different areas and regions in India. One can make split green gram, Pigeon peas, green gram, Black gram and the list is vast. It’s not just delicious and but also very good for health.

 Ingredients:

½ cup split green gram (soaked for ½ an hour).
Tomato – 1 no.
½ tsp. turmeric powder.
½ tsp. chilli powder.
Coriander leaves.
Green chilly -1 no.
Salt as required.

For the seasoning

Garlic flakes – 3 .
Oil as required.
Cumin seeds – ½ tsp.
Curry leaves – 6-7 leaves.

Methodology:-

Add the soaked dal with 2 glasses of water in a pressure cooker.
Add one tomato, green chili, coriander leaves.
Now add the masalas and salt.
Pressure cook for 2-3 whistles.
After the pressure has gone from the cooker take a heavy bottomed pot and add the ingredients for seasoning.
When the cumin seeds start sputtering add it to the dal
Serve with white rice and rotis.

Indian Food Recipe : Kheer

Kheer Recipe
Kheer is a famous dessert in the Indian cuisine. Kheer essentially means milk in Sanskrit. This mouth watering dessert is made from broken wheat, vermicelli or rice. You can choose as per your taste. You can add nuts and raisins to make it crunchier and add some saffron to it to get that beautiful color. Initially Kheer was originated in South India but later on it became famous all across India.

Items required for preparing Kheer:

1 cup of milk

Rice half cup or broken wheat or vermicelli (soaked and washed for 20 minutes)

Soaked 20 strands of saffron in 2-3 tablespoon of hot milk.

Green cardamoms – 8 – peeled and powdered.

Sugar – 6-7 tablespoon.

14 almonds and 12 pistachios.

How to prepare:

Simmer the milk once it is boiled thoroughly.

Grind rice or broken wheat coarsely so that it easily dissolves in the milk.

Add milk to coarsely ground rice or wheat.

Stir the milk thoroughly nonstop so that it does not stick to the pan.

Boil till the milk thickens and the rice or wheat is boiled.

Now remove the pan and add almonds and pistachios

Serve it hot or cold.