Saturday, 10 May 2014

Palak Paratha or Spinach Paratha


 2 cups whole wheat flour/atta
 200- 250 grams spinach/palak
 1 or 2 green chilies, finely chopped
 ¼ tsp carom seeds/ajwain
 2 tsp oil or ghee
 salt as required
oil or ghee for frying the parathas


 Rinse the spinach leaves very well in water. drain them.
 Heat water and boil the spinach leaves in hot water for 5 to 7 minutes.
 Strain and keep some of the stock in which we have boiled the spinach leaves.
 Puree the spinach in a blender.
In a large bowl mix the whole wheat flour with salt, carom seeds, green and chili.
Add the spinach puree and 2 tsp oil. mix well.
Add required amount of stock or water and make a smooth dough.
Take a medium size ball from the dough. roll the dough ball into a small circle.
Spread some oil or ghee  on the top of the rolled dough. If you want you can dust the rolling board with wheat flour
Gently roll the  dough with a rolling pin. Make sure that the parathas do not break. Roll it into a size of a normal roti or chapati
You will get a triangular shape.roll into a medium sized parathas.
On a hot tava, cook the palak paratha with some oil or ghee. till they are crisp and brown from both side.
Make all palak parathas this way. serve the palak paratha hot with green peas curry, yogurt or pickle.
You can also stack the palak parathas in a roti basket or casserole and serve them warm later.

Friday, 2 May 2014

Stuffed Capsicum


Ingredients :
2-3 tbsp oil
3 - 4 capsicums (bell peppers)
2 pieces boiled potato ,
1 cup grated paneer
1 cup green peas

1 tsp whole cumin
1 tbsp chopped ginger
50 grm cheese
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chili powder
salt to taste
50 grm cheese for garnishing


Slice off the top of the capsicums. Scoop out the inside keeping them hollow.
Heat 3 tbsp. of oil in a pan; add the whole cumin and  ginger and cook till light brown.
Add the potato mash, paneer , green peas and mix well.
Add all the spices and mix again. Cover and let this mixture cook in its steam for five minutes.  Check the salt and keep aside.

Now stuff the capsicums with the mixture and covered and garnish the open area with cheese.
Now Grill the capsicum after applying little oil on the surface in micro woven for 10-12 minutes till the capsicums become tender / pan fry them in oil for few minutes and serve hot.

Note: mixture can be making per your test.