Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Whole Foods Market Grand Opening in Uptown Dallas Texas August 12, 2015

 

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As a Dallas Food Blogger, I wanted to share with you a very exciting news, that there is a Whole Foods Market opened today in Uptown, McKinney Ave, Dallas Texas. Its so nice to see newly open store in your area. Everything is so well decorated and fresh paint smell. All the things were so well organized.

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There were tons of food samples available today. There are so many specials going on this week, make sure you checkout the coupons and specials when you enter you can grab the booklet for it..

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If you haven't checked out yet, make sure you stop by this week. It is so much accessible for all downtown and uptown residents and even if you are working in this area, you can always grab a quick bite or do your grocery on the way to your home. They have parking available in basement level of store.

 

 

Chitra

 

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Shahi Mattar Paneer




Ingredients


· 2 finely chopped Onion
· 1 tsp. minced ginger and 1 green chili minced along with ginger
· 1 can of tomato puree
· Salt to taste
· 1 tsp. red chili powder
· 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
· 250 gm. Indian cottage cheese / Paneer
· 3 cups of green peas (mattar)
· ½ cup of curd
· 2 cardamoms/eliachi
· 1 teaspoon of sugar

Directions· Cut cottage cheese/ paneer in 1 inch cubes and keep it aside.
· Now take a non stick pan and add onion and ginger mixture to it.
· When onions turn golden brown add tomato puree.
· Add Cardamoms and cook the mixture till 5 minutes.
· Now add Green Peas/ Mattar
· Add Salt, Red chili powder, Sugar and Turmeric.
· Add curd and let it simmer for 5-8 minutes.
· After cooking whole mixture / masala now add Paneer to this and let it simmer for 5

more minutes.
· Garnish with green chilies.
· Serve hot with Naan / Chapatti or Parantha.



-Chitra

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Pakore

Chitra Pal Pakore
Ingredients
1. 1 ½ cup of Besan / Chick pea flour
2. 1tsp. of Salt
3. ½ tsp of Red Chili powder
4. ½ tsp. of Ajwain / Carom seeds / Bishop's weed
5. ½ tsp of Corriander / Dhaniya powder
6. ½ tsp of Zeera / Cumin powder
7. 3 cups of water
8. Salt to taste
9. 1 cup each of Potato / Onions /Eggplant ( Baingan) sliced in circles thinly
10. 2 Jalapenos / green chili with 1 cup of chopped palak / spinach
11. 2 wheat bread cut diagonally
12. Oil for frying

Directions
1. Add Besan and rest of the spices into a bowl and mix well.
2. Now add Water slowly to the mixture till it turns to smooth paste.
3. Heat Oil in frying pan
4. Now dip Potatoes, Onions, Eggplant, Spinach, Jalapenos into the mixture and start dropping them in Oil one by one.
5. When they start turning golden brown take them out on kitchen towel.
6. Serve hot with Tomato Sauce.
- Chitra

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Daal Makhni

Chitra Pal Makhni Daal
A very popular Indian Dish, well known in wedding food or restaurant food. Here is a home made recipe.
Ingredients
1. 1 ½ cups of black whole urad daal soaked and boiled (until soft)
2. 1 ½ tsp of Ginger and Garlic paste
3. Salt to Taste
4. 1 teaspoon Red chili powder
5. ½ tsp of Kasuri Methi
6. ½ tsp. of cream
7. 1 cup of tomato puree
8. Oil and Water

Directions
1. In a non stick pan heat 2 tsp of oil on medium heat.
2. Now add Ginger and Garlic paste and kasuri methi
3. When the mixture is well mixed add tomato puree and salt and red chili powder
4. Cook it for 3 minutes and now add daal.
5. Mix well and add 2 cups of water, let it cook for 10 minutes
6. When daal is cooked, garnish with cream and serve hot with naan or chapatti.
-Chitra

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Band Gobhi Mattar - Cabbage and Peas


Ingredients
· 1 chopped Cabbage/Bandh gobhi
· 2 cups Peas/Mattar
· 1 teaspoon Haldi/Turmeric Powder
· 1 teaspoon Red chili powders
· 1 tsp. minced /finely chopped ginger and green chilies
· 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds/zeera
· Salt to Taste
· Oil for cooking

Directions· Add Oil in non stick pan and add Cumin seeds.
· When Cumin seeds splutter add ginger and green chilies.
· Then when ginger turns light pink add peas and stir for 2 minutes.
· When peas turn little brown add Salt and Dry masala.
· After that add Cabbage and stir and let it cook for 15-20 minutes on low heat.
· Serve hot with Roti or Parantha’s or make a stuffed sandwich for breakfast or fill in

burritos and serve as a evening snack.


-Chitra



Thursday, December 25, 2014

Khanakhazana.com

 

I am so happy my name is still there in KahanKhazana WebsiteSmile I am still on home page and I am one of the Top Chef. Feel so happy and proud of myself today.

 

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Cheers

Chitra

Monday, December 22, 2014

Sauteed Green Onion - Hara Pyaaz Maslan

Chitra Pal Green Onion Maslan
Ingredients
1. 2 bunches of Spring Onions / hara pyaaz with green stems
2. 1/2 cup of Red bell pepper diced thinly
3. Salt to taste
4. ½ teaspoon of turmeric/ haldi powder
5. ½ teaspoon of cumin / zeera powder
6. Oil

Directions
1. Heat 1 tsp of oil in a non stick pan and add onions and bell peppers
2. When they turn golden brown add salt and turmeric powder and cumin powder.
3. Cook for 8-10 minutes and serve.
-Chitra

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Everest Indian and Himalyan Resturant and Grill


This is a first series for Food on the Go Series with Chitra.
Everest Indian and Himalyan Resturant and Grill, their website:- http://everestirving.wix.com/everest
This is an Indian restaurant I visited recently in Irving, Texas. It is located 3310 W. Rochelle Road, Irving, Texas, 75062 . When you arrive at this restaurant the first feeling you get is its shady area. But don’t go the book by its cover.I am sure you will love the food here like I did. It sis quite reasonable and a different kind of restaurant experience which you will not get in all the restaurants, you will see why after you read this post, so keep reading and enjoySmile.
According to their Website it is a restaurant which provides you authentic Nepali taste..For those of you who don’t know where is Nepal, click here. They have experienced chef especially, our head chef who has  more than 15 years of experience in preparing the special Nepali and Indian cuisine. The ambience here is really cozy. I felt really warm and comfortable in sitting here, the decorations also shows some ethnicity for Nepal and India. Ok now comes the fun part, the food I ordered there, lets start with appetizer. I ordered Chili Chicken Fried Momos ( Fried Chicken Dumpling/dim sum), which was the best ever eaten momos ever in my whole life till now. Believe me guys I am from Delhi and since 10-12 years, I have tried many places for momos, since they came first time in Delhi. Delhi people love street food and spicy street food. In Delhi Momos are either served as steam or fried . But here fried means always stir fried not deep fried. Its is served with spicy chili sauce, and with spicy means its really spicy. Spice level for me is 08 (in1 being low and 10 being highest). My husband does not like momos at all, but this time when he saw this appetizer which I ordered he was tempted to eat it. He was the first one to eat it and he loved it. They were bomb spicy and best ever. Here is the picture of it., I am sure everyone will be loving this dish   Chitra Pal Food on the Go Series- Everest Indian Dallas TexasChitra Pal Food on the Go Series- Everest Indian Dallas TexasChitra Pal Food on the Go Series- Everest Indian Dallas Texas So lets move to entrĂ©e now:- We both ordered Veg and Non Veg Indian Thali. It comes with Rice, Naan bread, Curd/Youghurt, Three kinds of vegetable or curries, pakora and one sweet Basically Thali experience is hard to get in USA, there are only few restaurants who serve this kind of specialty. Here is the picture for this:- Chitra Pal Food on the Go Series- Everest Indian Dallas TexasChitra Pal Food on the Go Series- Everest Indian Dallas TexasChitra Pal Food on the Go Series- Everest Indian Dallas TexasChitra Pal Food on the Go Series- Everest Indian Dallas TexasChitra Pal Food on the Go Series- Everest Indian Dallas TexasChitra Pal Food on the Go Series- Everest Indian Dallas TexasChitra Pal Food on the Go Series- Everest Indian Dallas TexasChitra Pal Food on the Go Series- Everest Indian Dallas Texas So my overall experience was really good, I would totally recommend this restaurant to everyone who are visiting Dallas or just travelling. If you want to experience this Thali experience in Dallas Texas, you must go. I will give  four stars to this restaurant and food I ate and my experience I am saving one star for Hope you enjoyed my first post on this series and you will back when I come back again with another fun post for you.
Chitra