Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Paneer Korma

· 250 gms. of cottage cheese/ paneer grate with hands in small pieces
· 2 cups of green peas (preferred fresh)
· Salt to taste
· 1 tsp. of red chili powder and turmeric powder
· Grind 2 cardamoms fresh or 1 tsp. of cardamom powder
· ½ tsp. of cumin powder
· ½ tsp. of coriander powder
· ½ tsp of garam masala powder
· 2 finely grated red onions
· 1tsp. of ginger and garlic minced
· 1 cup of tomato sauce
· ½ cup of curd (preferred non fat)

· Heat oil in non skillet pan
· Add onions and ginger, garlic mixture
· When it turns golden brown add Salt and other spices along cardamom and 1 tsp of
· Now add peas and let them cook for 3-4 minutes.
· Add tomato sauce and mix it well.
· Cook for 5 minutes and then add curd to it and let the mixture simmer for 3 minutes.
· At last add paneer to your mixture and mix it well and let it cook for 10 minutes.
· Serve hot paneer korma with parantha’s or chapatti’s or make stuffed sandwiches for
next day lunch.


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sugar free Fruity Jell-O Shots and Jell-O’rita

Chitra Pal Fruit Jello Shots

· Any flavor Jell-O gelatin powder-buy Sugar free packets
· ½ cup of diced black Grapes, Pineapple and Oranges (you can use any other fruit like Plums, Apple, Apricot, Strawberries or Mango)
· 1 cup boiling water
· 1 cup cold water
· Add Jell-O powder in boiling water.
· Stir constantly till the powder is dissolved completely.
· Now add one cup cold water.
For Jell-O Shots:-
· Take Ice tray and pour the mixture carefully in all boxes with 1-2 fruit pieces.
For Jell-O’rita
· Pour the mixture in champagne glasses with fruits inside
· Now refrigerate the mixture to 3-4 hrs.

Chitra Pal JelloRita
· Serve your children Jell-O shots and for adults there is Jell-O’rita.


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

All Peppery Pasta

  1. 2 cups Spiral Pasta (preferably Rainbow Color)
  2. 1 medium Onion (chopped vertically)
  3. 2 cups/one can Roasted Tomato Puree/ Paste /Sauce
  4. 2 cups of Red, Orange , Green and Yellow Bell Pepper chopped thinly and vertically
  5. 2 cloves Garlic (chopped)
  6. Salt and Pepper to taste
  7. 2 tsp. Vegetable Oil / Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  8. One finely chopped green Onion/Scallions
  9. Coriander/Cilantro
  10. Olives
  11. 1 fresh Lemon Juice
  1. Heat a large pot of water to boil for pasta for 10 minutes and add some Salt (only time to flavor the pasta)
  2. Add Pasta and turn heat to low.
  3. Heat Oil in non stick pan on Medium low heat.
  4. Add Onions. When the Onions turn light brown add Garlic.
  5. Add Bell Peppers.
  6. Add Salt and Pepper.
  7. Add Tomato Sauce and stir it well let it simmer for 3-5 mins. (Turn heat to Low and cover the pan)
  8. Drain the Pasta and toss it in the serving tray.
  9. Now toss the sauce over the top and lightly mix it.
  10. Garnish with Jalapenos, Olives and Vinegar and fresh Lemon juice and with chopped green Onion/Scallions, Coriander/Cilantro.
  11. Quickly divide into individual bowls and Serve bowlfuls of Peppery Pasta.


Monday, July 6, 2009

Strawberry and Mango Lassi / Smoothie

Chitra Pal Stawberry and Mango Smoothie

Summers are here and everybody craves for Smoothies, so here is my simplest version of Smoothies / Lassi.


1. 8 Strawberries

2. 1 Mango

3. 2 tsp of Mango Pulp

4. 1 tsp of Sugar

5. 1 cup of Non Fat Plain Curd/Yogurt

6. 1 cup of Ice cubes


1. Blend diced Strawberries, Mangoes with Ice.

2. When it is turned to smooth paste add Yogurt and Mango Pulp

3. Now add sugar slowly and blend till it is mixed well.

4. Now pour into chilled glasses and serve with strawberries garnished.


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Cashew Brownies


Chitra Pal Chocolate Brownie

1. 1 box Ghirardelli brownie mix ( if you don’t have Brownie Mix then make you own, refer recipe below)

2. ½ cup of semi chocolate chips (milk or white)

3. 1 ½ cup chopped cashew nuts.

4. 1 tsp of vanilla extract

5. 2 Egg white

6. 1 cup of olive oil or 1 stick of unsalted butter

7. 2 tsp of fat free yoghurt ( to make brownie softer)

Chitra Pal Brownie Prepartaion


1. Mix Ghirardelli brownie mixture with egg whites, oil or butter, yoghurt and vanilla slowly one by one.

2. Grease an 8* 8 inch pan with little butter or oil and preheat the oven at 350 for 10 minutes.

3. Pour ¼ of the mixture in pan and spread add chocolate chips.

4. Pour little brownie mix again.

5. Now add cashew nuts and spread all over.

6. Now pour rest of the brownie mixture.

7. Now bake it for 20 minutes or until the fork comes out clean if you dip in the mixture.

8. Cool it down for 15 minutes and cut into pieces.

9. Dust the sugar if you want.

10. Enjoy with coffee or tea and remember they are low fat as you have decreased little fat with egg whites and butter.

Brownie mix: - Add all ingredients. 1 cup all purpose flour, 3 tbsp cocoa powder, 1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt, 1-1/4 cup sugar (or adjust to your taste)