Saturday, October 25, 2008

Khatte Rasmeese Aloo - Puri Aloo Dish

Chitra Pal Kathe Rasmeese Aloo

· 4 Boiled diced Potatoes
· 1 tsp. of Cumin / zeera
· 1 teaspoon Haldi/turmeric powder
· 1 teaspoon Red chili powder
· Salt to taste
· 1 teaspoon Anaardana & Amchoor (dry Mango powder)

· Heat Oil in non stick pan and add cumin seeds to splutter.
· Now add all dry spices and mix gently.
· Add boiled diced Potatoes
· Turn down heat to low and add 1 cup water
· Slide down the lid on to it.
· Serve hot with Puri's, Paranthas

Chili Kadhai Paneer-Perfect Party Snack

 Chitra Pal Chili Paneer

· 2 roughly chopped Onion
· 2 roughly chopped Green bell peppers
· 2 tsp. minced ginger
· 1 small Tomato sauce/paste can
· 3 half hut green chilies
· 1 tsp. red chili powder
· 250 gm. Indian cottage cheese / Paneer
· 2 tsp. of Soy Sauce
· 1 cup roasted peanuts (not fried)


· Cut cottage cheese/ paneer in 1 inch cubes and keep it aside.
· Now take a non stick pan and add ginger to it.
· As soon as Ginger turns pink add Onions.
· While onions turn little bit crisp and pink in color add bell peppers.
· Add Soy Sauce
· Slide down the lid on the pan for five minutes and turn down the heat to low.
· When bell peppers are little soft and crispy add all dry spices.
· Now add Tomato paste.
· Now cook the mixture till 5 minutes with lid down on the pan.
· After cooking whole mixture/masala now add Paneer to this and let it simmer for 5

more minutes.
· Now add roasted peanuts for little crunch
· Garnish with green chilies.
· Serve hot with Naan/Chapatti or Parantha or serve as a snack with drinks.

You can also use Chicken instead of Paneer. Just roast Chicken before and rest of the recipe remians same.

-Chitra Ahluwalia Pal

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Halloween Treat- Bloody Rice

Chitra Pal Halloween Treat

1. 2 cups Boiled rice
2. 2 tsp. of Cardamon powder
3. 2 tsp. of Kesar water
4. 1 cup sugar
5. 2 pinch of Red Color


1. Heat Rice in low heat in a non stick pan
2. Add Sugar and cardamom powder
3. After sugar is mixed add Red color in it
4. Now take out rice from heat in individual bowls and let it cool down
5. Serve sugary delight with sprinkle of cardamom and kesar/rose water.

This is going to be a perfect spoookky dish for you on Halloween, enjoy and feed you hungry family or even dead..oooohhhhhhhhh ;)
-Chitra Ahluwalia Pal