Vegetable stew

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               Vegetable stew 



Ingredients :
All veggeis cut in dices
1. Cali flower  : 1/2 cup
2.  Onion   :  1/4 cup
3. French beans : 1/4 cup
4. Carrot   :  1/4 cup
5. Green paper : 1/4 cup
6. Paneer or Tofu : 1/4 cup
7. Potato   :  1/4 cup
8. Green peas : 1/4 cup
9. Coconut oil : 1 tbsp
10. Cinnamon   : 1 inch stick
11. Cloves  : 2
12. cardamom : 1 
13. green chilies : 2 
14. Coconut milk : 1 cup thick & 1 cup thin
15. Rice flour : 1 tbsp
16. Salt : as per taste
17. : spinach : 1/4 cup ( optional )
You can use any veggies you like.
      

Recipe :
1. Add coconut oil in a thick pan.
2. Add cinnamon, cloves, green chilies & cardamom when oil becomes hot ( not very hot )
3. Saute for a minute. Add onion, carrot & potato.
4. Keep the lid till they become little soft.
5. Add cali flower, green paper & peas.
6. Add 1/2 cup of water & cover with lid.
7. When all the veggies become soft add paneer or tofu.
8. Add salt as per taste.
9. Prepare a paste of rice flour with  thin coconut milk .Add this paste to above veggies.
10.Mix properly &  let it cook properly.
11.Add thick coconut milk & turn off the gas.
12 Serve hot with rice or garlic bread !!

semolina ( rawa) ladi pav

5:02 AM 1 Comment

Healthy Semolina ladi pav recipe



                                                 
Ingredients :
 Medium semolina : 1 1/2 cups ( If you have coarse ( thick ) semolina just grind it.
All purpose flour ( maida) : 2 tbsp
Milk powder : 2 tbsp
Active Dry yeast : 1 1/2 tsp
Honey : 2 tsp ( You can use Sugar : 2 tsp )
Salt : 3/4 tsp
Butter : 2 tbsp
Vegetable oil : 3 tsp ( for kneading & greasing )
Warm water : 1 1/2 cups or as required.

Recipe :
1. Add semolina, all purpose flour, milk powder & salt in a large bowl. Whisk it properly with a spatula.
2. Add yeast, honey & 1/4 cup warm water in another bowl. Mix properly.
3. Keep it for 10 minutes or till yeast blooms.
4. Add this yeast mixture to dry ingredient. Add butter & 1/2 cup of warm water.
5. Add water gradually. You may not require all 1 1/4 cup of water.Mix to make a nice dough.
6. The dough should not be very tight. It should be loose as semolina absorbs more water than all purpose flour.Transfer the dough on clean greased platform. Knead the dough about 10 min. till it becomes elastic.Use oil as required. 3 tsp will be good enough for greasing also.  
7. Prepare a soft dough  & keep in a greased bowl .Cover the bowl  . Let it rest for 1 hour or till it doubles.
8. After 1 hour the dough will be double of original size.
9. Punch the dough to remove the air & again knead for about 2-3 minutes.
10.Make 8 equal parts of the dough. Shape the pavs as you like round or oval.Arrange the pavs on a lightly greased tray keeping distance of about 1 inch.
11.Again keep the tray for about 1/2 to 1 hour.
12. Bake the pavs in preheated oven at 200 C for 10 minutes or till it turns brown.
Above measurement yields about 8 medium sized pavs.    
Enjoy hot home made soft pav with bhaji or batatawada or with maska!!!

Baked Veggies

1:42 AM Add Comment


Today I prepared baked veggies in white wheat flour sauce. It is very healthy & tasted very yummy too.




Ingredients :
Broccoli : 1/2 cup 
Cauli flower : 1/2 cup 
Green Zukini : 1/4 cup ( optional )
Red, Green & Yellow paper cut in cubes : 1/2 cup
Potato cubes : 1/4 cup
Boiled fresh sweet corn : 1/2 cup
Onion cut in cubes : 1/4 cup
Boiled pasta : 1/4 cup ( optional )
Blanched spinach : 1/4 spinach
Paneer cubes : 1/2 cup
Grated cheese or any kind of cheese you like : 1/4 cup 
You can add or eliminate any veggies as per taste & availability.


For white sauce :
Wheat flour : 2 table spoon
Butter : 1 tbsp
Milk : 2 cups
Salt : 1/2 tsp or as per taste
Black pepper coarse powder : 1 tsp
Mixed dried herbs : 1 tsp
Garlic paste : 1/2 tsp
Grated or slice cheese : 1/2 tbsp
Add butter in a heavy bottom pan. Turn on the gas. Add garlic paste in the butter & saute for a minute. Add wheat flour & saute for 2 minutes. Colour should not be changed. Let the flame be on low. Add milk step by step stirring continuously with hand whisker. The paste should smooth without lumps. Add milk as per the consistency you like. Add salt, black pepper & mixed herbs & mix well. Add cheese so that the white sauce will be cheesy. Then add  veggies along with pasta & mix well.
Transfer it to a baking dish or tray, add cheese on the top & bake in the preheated oven at 200 C for 1/2 an hour.

Enjoy with garlic bread or can eat only baked veggies. It tastes so yummy.