Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Band Gobhi Mattar - Cabbage and Peas

· 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.


Thursday, December 25, 2014



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.









Monday, December 22, 2014

Sauteed Green Onion - Hara Pyaaz Maslan

Chitra Pal Green Onion Maslan
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

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.

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.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Food on the Go Series with Chitra

Hi Guys, I have been thinking a lot to start this new series on my food blog for long, finally I am beginning this series from my Birthday. This series was inspired by all those people who have travelling job and love to try out new and different cuisines. My husband and I have a travelling job, we have travelled a lot since we got married. We are big foodie and whenever we went to a new places, always on weekends we wanted to try out new things, new restaurants and new cuisines, although Yelp and Google helped a lot, but somehow there was some personal touch which we always looked into like reviews from some local people, pictures or recommendations. So this series is all about that. In this series I will be posting all about those places I visit and food I ordered in those restaurants or food joints. I will try to post about the restaurant, along with pictures of food.  It will be really fun series, where we all can communicate with each other, and if you decide to try that food or place, you can share your experience too in the comments section. I know everyone is searching for some different kind of food everywhere. Also everyone wants to know which food was best and which was worse, I will share my experience with you guys. I hope you like this series and let me know if you want me to update some more information about any post. If you have come across my blog first time and you like it, please follow my blog and share with your friends and family too. New Blog post for this series coming soon. Are you ready Foodie’sclip_image001 Cheers Chitra Social Media:- Twitter and Instagram:- cateyesdamsel Facebook :- Chitra A Pal

Friday, August 15, 2014

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies (Egg less)

Chitra Pal WholeWheat Choclate Chip Cookies
1. 1 cup of Whole Wheat Flour
2. ½ cup of all purpose flour
3. 1 cup of sweetened chocolate chips
4. 1 cup of Sugar
5. ½ cup of unsalted butter melted
6. ½ tsp of Baking Soda
7. 1 tsp of Vanilla essence
8. ½ cup of Buttermilk

1. Mix Flour, Baking Soda and Sugar in one bowl
2. Mix Butter with 1 tsp of Sugar
3. Mix Vanilla essence in Butter slowly and keep stirring.
4. Preheat the Oven at 300 degrees for 10 minutes.
5. Mix all wet ingredients in dry ingredients slowly and stir it continuously
6. Now add Chocolate chips
7. After they are mixed the ingredients will be little dry still.
8. Now start adding buttermilk slowly and keep on stirring the mixture till it is smooth.
9. Take one table Spoon and keep on adding on Cookie sheet or parchment paper or greased foil paper.
Chitra Pal Choclate Chip Cookies Preparation
10. Now bake the cookies for 30 minutes or till they are golden brown at 350.
11. Take out the cookie and let it cool for at least 15 minutes and then serve
12. These eggless cookies, whole wheat cookies are healthy for your family, you can serve them with milk.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Semi Home Made - Quick Kulche Chole

First of all, I am sorry, I am posting a blog post here after a long time. But I was super busy in my work and other blog. But here I am with another quick recipe for you.
Today I am sharing my childhood favorite meal which I use to eat outside my school a lot. I am sure many of you will relate to it, who are in India. It is often prepared and served still outside many office buildings also, specially in Connaught place or Chandni Chowk. But as I am not living in Indian anymore so I try and make all those things here so that I can satisfy my cravings. Hope you like this idea and if you do decide to make it, please share with me.

Chitra Pal Quick Kulche Chole
  1. One can for Garbanzo Beans / Chole ( I used Goya one for 1lb 13 oz), you can use boil beans also.
  2. One onion chopped finely
  3. One tomato chopped without seeds
  4. 2-4green chilies copped finely (optional)
  5. 2 tbsp. of cilnatro / dhaniya leaves chopped finely
  6. 3 tbsp. of lemon juice
  7. Salt and Red chili powder to taste
  8. 1 tsp. of amchoor ;/ mango powder
  9. Frozen Haldiaram Kulche (Baked Paneer or Cilantro one)
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  1. Wash beans/ chole under running water in a sifter and transfer in another bowl.
  2. Microwave them for around 10 minutes with little water, cover with a wet kitchen towel. It is just too make them little more soft and steam them.
  3. Till then make other ingredients ready and heat the frozen kulche in toaster or oven.
  4. When the chole are ready cool them for five minutes and strain all water.
  5. Now add all other ingredients as mentioned above and mix well.
  6. Serve them with hot kulche and pickle.
  7. Your quick and healthy lunch is ready. It is very easy for all those working people who want quick home cooked food without mush stress.
Chitra Pal Quick Kulche Chole


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Mango / Gulab Jamun Kulfi

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Inspired by Sanjeev Kapoor


1. 1 ½ cup of half and half

2. ½ cup of sweetened condensed milk

3. 2 – 3 cardamoms

4. 1 gulabjamun

5. ½ mango puree

6. 1 banana puree

7. ½ cup of sugar

8. Different fruits for garnish

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1. Crush the cardamom seeds.

2. Heat half n half with sweetened condensed milk and cardamom seeds on medium heat, in a heavy pan.

3. Stir occasionally, boil and when it is quite thick, turn off the stove the keep it aside  to cool down.

4. Now carefully transfer the milk in equal parts in the fruit puree bowls and in a separate bowl cut the gulab jamun in pieces.

5. With a ladle or small cup transfer in popsicles molds.

6. Freeze them in freezer for at least 5-6 hours.

7. Garnish them with fruits and enjoy or just eat like that. 

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-Enjoy Spring and Summers Smile