Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Marinara Mushroom and Peas

Chitra Pal Marinara Mushroom and Peas


1. ½ bag of frozen peas (1/2 lb)

2. 1 bag of fresh mushrooms (any kind) (8-10 pieces) sliced

3. Salt to taste

4. 1 cup of marinara sauce/pasta sauce

5. Red pepper to taste

6. 1 garlic clove minced

7. 1 green chili sliced

8. 2 tbsp of olive oil / vegetable oil

Chitra Pal Marinara Mushroom and Peas Masala


1. In a non stick skillet add oil on medium heat.

2. Add the garlic and green chilies.

3. As soon as they turn pink, frozen peas and sauté it.

4. Now add mushrooms to them.

5. Sprinkle red pepper and toss.

6. Now add marinara sauce and stir well.

7. Now cook for about 5-8 minutes.

8. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves.

9. You can also fill this in taco or burrito with salad and cheese. It will be perfect lunch in the box.


Friday, April 8, 2011

Tip of the Week

Cold eggs are easier to separate than warm eggs.

To achieve maximum volume when beating eggs, have them at room temperature.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Potatoes Biscuits

Chitra Pal Potato Biscuits


1. 2 boiled Potatoes

2. 2 cups of all purpose flour / maida

3. 3 tsp of baking powder

4. ½ tsp of seasoned salt / ½ tsp of onion salt

5. 3 tbsp of butter

6. ½ cup of milk

7. ½ tsp of red pepper

8. ½ tsp of toasted cumin seeds

Chitra Pal ButterChitra Pal Baking PowderChitra Pal Flour and PotatoesChitra Pal Dough Potato Biscuits

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1. Preheat the oven at 450 F

2. In a chopper mash the potatoes with butter

3. Mix Flour, baking powder, salt, pepper and cumin seeds.

4. Mash them well and make the dough by adding milk little by little.

5. Now flatten the dough upto ½ inch thick sheet.

6. After that cut the small biscuits with cookie cutter.

7. Now lay them on greased sheet.

8. Bake them until they turn golden brown in sides or till 20-25 minutes.

9. Serve these crispy cookies with tea or coffee.

10. You can also make it as a little snack like spread the hummus on biscuits.

11. Garnish with cilantro leaves and sliced black olives.

Chitra Pal Potatoes Biscuits snack


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Tip of the Week

Freshness Test for an egg: Place an egg in water mixed with a little salt. If the egg is fresh it will sink. The quicker or farther it sinks, the fresher it is. If the egg floats, it has spoiled.