Saturday, 16 May 2020

Spicy paratha (गोडा मसाला पराठा)

With lockdown everyone is looking to cook with minimal ingredients or with available ingredients. At kitchenkatta 
it has always been my focus to cook with minimal, simple ingredients. So here is one more such recipe for you all.


Ingredients:
For making paratha dough 
1. 2 cup whole wheat flour 
2. 2-3 tbsp kasuri methi
3. 1 tbsp turmeric powder 
4. 2 tbsp red chili powder 
5. 1 tbsp oil to add in dough making 
6. 1/2 tbsp jeera
7. Salt to taste
8. Water as needed 


For masala 
1. 2 tbsp Maharashtrian goda masala 
Alternatively you can use garam masala mixed with 1/2 tbsp red chili powder 
2. 2 tbsp oil 
Make thick paste of the goda masala in oil and add pinch of salt to it

Oil for cooking 

Preperation:
1. Mix all ingredients of paratha dough except water together in a bowl. Add little water at a time and make soft dough like roti dough. Apply 1 tbsp oil and knead the dough well. Cover and rest it for 15 minutes 
2. Divide dough in equal parts. Roll a ball in round shape and apply the goda masala paste all over


3. Fold the paratha as shown below to give a square shaped parata 



4. Gently roll the paratha keeping the shape, apply dry flour as needed while rolling 

5. Heat tava and cook the paratha on both sides applying oil

Repeat for all paratha. Chatpata spicy paratha is ready. Serve with rita of your choice or simple fresh curds.



Saturday, 2 May 2020

Sweet corn, palak , paneer pulav with bujia sev raita

There are times when you need to prepare simple and quick meals and this one is handy not just during lockdown but any day when you are running really busy. With little preparation you can make this rice really quickly.  And yes, you don't have to blanch spinach and it does not taste raw.



Ingredients:
For pulav:
1. 1 bowl of fresh palak leaves
2. 1/2 cup sweet corn kernels
3. 1/2 cup paneer cubes
4. Few garlic cloves
5. 1 medium onion cut into long slices
6. Cooked rice, 3 cups
7. 1 tsp jeera
8. 1 tbsp red chili powder
9. 2 tbsp sambar powder
10. 4 tbsp oil
11. Salt to taste

For Raita
1. 1 cup fresh curd
2. 1/2 tbsp chat masala
3. 1/2 tbsp sugar
4. Salt to taste
5. Red chili powder for garnish
6. 1/2 cup aloo bhujia sev



Preparation:
1. Add garlic cloves and chopped palak to mixer jar and puree it
2. Heat a non stick tava or pan, and add 1 tbsp oil, add paneer cubes and roast it till slightly brown on both sides. Off flame and keep it aside
3. Heat a pan, add remaining oil and add jeera to it.
4. As it crackles, add onion slices and fry till golden
5. Add sweet corn kernels, cover and cook till they turn soft
6. Now add the palak puree and mix well.
7. Add red chili powder, sambar powder and salt, mix well. Cook till palak puree turns slightly darker in color and starts leaving oil from sides
8. Add cooked rice and mix well
9. Add paneer cubes and mix well. You can also sprinkle some salt on paneer cubes before adding
Cover and let it cook on steam for few minutes
Sweet corn, palak paneer pulav is ready

For preparing raita, mix curd, chat masala , salt, sugar in a bowl. Add bhujia sev, preferably before serving to keep the crunch. Garnish with red chili powder and serve with the pulav.

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