Shahi Mutter Paneer in Cashew Gravy , Moong Dal Dhokla & Cold Cucumber Summer Delight Soup
Posted Aug 12 2009 10:21pm
ShahiMutterPaneerin Cashew gravy
250 g paneer, cut into 5 cm long strips and fried lightly in oil till golden brown 250 g green peas 200 g cashew nuts , soaked in little milk 50 g almonds , soaked in milk and sliced ( optional ) 1/2 cup ghee 2 onions , chopped fine 2 teaspoon ginger - garlic paste 1 teaspoon garammasala powder Salt and pepper to taste 3 tomatoes, pureed 1/2 cup water A few strands of saffron
2 teaspoon flour 1 cup milk 3 green chillies , slit lengthwise 10 raisins 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
Heat ghee and fry onions till golden. Add ginger - garlic paste,garammasalapowder, salt and pepper to taste. Fry well.
Add tomato puree and keep stirring on low heat for five minutes.
Add green peas and half cup of water. Cover and cook till the peas done.
Dissolve saffron and flour in 1 cup milk to a smooth paste. Grind cashew nuts with a little milk and add to the above mixture.
Add the milk mixture to the green peas - tomato puree in the pan and keep stirring constantly , till the gravy thickens.
Add paneer slices , cover the pan and simmer on low heat for five minutes.
Remove from the heat. Garnish with almond slices , raisins and chopped coriander leaves.
Serve : 4 Time required : 15 minutes plus soaking time
60 g moongdal 2 green chilies 1 teaspoon ( 5 g ) gram flour ( besan ) 10 g fresh curd A pinch of asafoetida Salt to taste 1 teaspoon ( 5 g ) Eno fruit salt
Soak the moongdal for two hours and drain. Add green chillies and a little water and grind to a fine paste.
Add gram flour, curd , asafoetida and salt to taste. Mix well. Just before cooking , add the fruit salt and mix well. Pour the mixture into a greased pan and steam in a pressure cooker for 8 - 10 minutes or till done . Let it cool , then cut into cubes.
Heat 2 teaspoon oil in a small pan. Add mustard seeds. When they splutter add curry leaves and green chillies . Saute for 3 -4 minutes. Remove and pour it over dhokla. Garnish with coriander , slit green chillies and serve with mint and sweet chutney.
Cold Cucumber Summer Delight Soup ( Cucumber flavored with garlic and mint )
Serves : 4 Time required : 15 minutes
200 g cucumber 60 g onion 1/2 teaspoon ( 2 g ) garlic paste 2 springs mint leaves 200 ml water 250 ml thick curd , beaten Salt and pepper to taste
For the garnishing :
30 g cottage cheese , grated 8 mint leaves
Peel and clean all the vegetables and puree them in a blender using 200 ml water. Mix with the beaten curd. Add seasoning and garnish with grated cheese and mint leaves. Serve chilled.
Nutritional value of each serving : 77.0kcal Fat : 4.3 g Carbohydrates : 6.7 g