Thursday, April 26, 2018

Vegetarian "Beef" Curry

Remember , last time I told you I got all soy products and get ready for few recipes, well sharing with you all , Beef curry, its so easy and so tasty and ready in 10 minutes. I used to have this as a mutton curry in childhood , but now using same ingredients and gravy I made Beef curry. You can use real chicken, mutton, beef or paneer and tofu also and make it a meal. It goes perfect with rice and roti.

Ingredients : 

1 cup of Soy Beef pieces
1  Big onion, finely chopped
1 Big Tomato , finely chopped
2 Big spoon of Tomato puree
1 tbsp. Red chili Powder
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 tbsp. Cumin coriander powder
1 tsp. Turmeric Powder
1 Potato - cut in cubes
Salt as per taste
Whole Spices - Few Black Peppercorns, One big stick of Cinnamon
Finely Chopped coriander leaves
2 tbsp. Oil

Method : 

Take the deep pan and add oil in it.

Add whole spices and saute till peppercorns are jumping from joy , while meeting the hot oil.

Add onions in it and cook till its brown (not pink). Add tomatoes and cook till oil separates.

Add tomato puree ,  ginger garlic paste and cook for a minute till raw smells from the paste will go.

Then add powder masala ,salt  and mix it and add Beef Pieces and potatoes

Add enough water to cook potatoes and make thick gravy.

When its done, means potatoes are fully cooked, shut the gas off and sprinkle coriander leaves.

Enjoy with hot fluffy rice or fluffy roti.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Garlic Knots from Pizza Dough

Sometimes you just to nibble on finger food but you need it quick and delicious, so what do you do ? you can take short cuts and fulfill your desire. Same thing happens with this recipe, wanted to make garlic knots but didn't had time to proof the dough, so got the ready made dough with the seasoning in it, make knots, apply generously flavor garlic butter , baked it and viola, garlic knots are ready to eat. Served it with warm marinara and all loved this kind of snack. So what are you waiting for , just grab the dough from your favorite Italian pizzeria and make this one, if you have time, make the dough from scratch and make it too.

Ingredients : 

1 Regular size Pizza dough
4 Cloves of garlic finely chopped
2  tbsp. of butter
2 tbsp. of olive oil
1 tbsp of each fresh or dried herbs
As per taste Salt and Fresh cracked Black pepper


Heat oven to 375 F.

In a microwave proof bowl, add olive oil, butter, herbs, salt and pepper and warm it for 30-45 seconds or until butter is melted.

Mix it and keep it aside. 

Flatten the dough and make it 12 golf ball size pieces, give it a "knot" and keep it  aside.

Take your baking tray, put the parchment paper and put your knots it. Take your cooking brush and apply generously garlic butter mixture on every piece. 

Bake till 20-25 minutes or until its nice and brown.

Served with warm thick marinara sauce. You can have this as a side dish with your pasta or pizza or just as a after school snack.  Enjoy

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