Sunday, 9 March 2014

More weekly menu!!

So here are few more weekly menu in continuation to the ones posted before which can be found @ weekly-menu

Boiled Sprouts
Pongal Khichadi
Mango Milkshake
Shingada-rajgira dashmya, kakadi koshimbir

Oats Kheer
Alu Paratha
Vegetable Khichadi
Cucumber, carrot fresh salad
Corn flakes
Triangle paratha, flower subji

Mango Ras, Pulka
Banana Milkshake
Ratalyacha Kis

Khara Paratha
Peanut chutney
Fried brown rice
Freshly cut cucumber
Poori Bhaji

Fasting thali!!

Fasting is big occasion to prepare special delicacies, specially when the whole family fasts on same day..As much it sounds contradicting, to eat so much on a fasting day, I am sure all of us have special memories of awaiting the big fasts like Ekadashi, Mahashivaratri, Navaratri fasts just for those special food items..and for Sabudanao khichadi!!!
Well so my family is no exception to this and so here is the Mahashiratri special thali prepared by me!!
Enjoy Amsaulache saar, Batatyachi bhaji, Shingada-rajagira dashamya and god limbache lonche!!

Amsaulache saar:
- 7-8 amsul soaked in 1/2 cup warm water for 10-15 mins
- Grated jaggery  1/4 cup
- Cumin seeds 1 tsp
- Red chilli powder 1 tsp
- Ghee 1tsp
- salt to taste
- water 1cup

1. In a pan heat ghee and add cumin seeds, when they start crackling, reduce flame and add red chilli powder, quickly stir to avoid burning
2. Add soaked amsul along with the water, jaggery, salt and 1 cup of water. Let it boil for 5 mins (Amsul are usually salted, so be careful of the salt quantity)

Yummy amsul saar is ready!!

Batatyachi bhaji:
- 4 medium size potato, boiled, pealed and cut into cubes
- 1/4 cup roasted peanut powder
- Cumin seeds 1 tsp
- Red chilli powder 1 tsp
- Oil 3 tsp
- salt to taste
- 5-6 curry leaves
- Pinch of sugar

1. In a pan hear oil and add cumin seeds and curry leaves
2. Add potato and stir lighly
3. Add roasted peanut powder, Red chilli powder, salt and sugar, stir gently and allow to cook for 2-3 mins

Done, upwasachi batatyachi bhaji is ready!!

Quick and easy Matar-paneer (Green peas and cottage cheese in spicy gravy)

Quick and easy matar-paneer with handy ingredients! And though the number of steps seen here appear many, believe me the recipe is ready in 15 mins!!

1/2 cup fresh green peas(matar) (can use frozen also)
1/2 cup small cube size pieces of paneer (cottage cheese)
1 medium size onion
1 big size tomato
4-5 cloves of garlic
1 inch piece of fresh ginger
1 tsp garam masala (Indian spice powder)
1 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp roasted coriander seeds powder ( can use non roasted also)
4 tbsp oil
Salt as per taste

1. Cut onion, tomato into cubes
2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in pan and add onion to it, saute it for 1-2 mins till golden brown
3. Now add tomato and saute another 2 mins till the tomatoes become soft
4. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, garam masala,   roasted coriander seeds powder and stir for another min
5. Turn of the flame and add salt, ginger and garlic to this mix.
6. Cool to room temperature and grind to fine paste in mixer
7. In a pan heat another tbsp of oil and add the paneer pieces to it
8. Gently stir the paneer pieces till golden brown of all sides, keep aide when done
9. Now heat remaining 2 tbsp oil, and add green peas to it.Let green peas cook till become soft
10. Add the gravy paste prepared in step 6 and let it cook for while
11. Add paneer, and salt for the portion of green peas and paneer (gravy we already added salt) and let it cook till the gravy starts releasing oil from all sides. Add water to adjust consistency if required

Garnish with freshly chopped coriander if you like and serve hot with chapati or rice!!

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