Sunday, January 3, 2016

Vintage Crisp Sandwich

Vintage Crisp Sandwich


Two Bread slices...
2 cheese slices
handful French fries
Fried onion rings 5-6
red chilli flakes


1 Arrange one cheese slices on Each bread

In a bowl add french fries n onion rings. Add salt and chilli flakes.

Put crisp on each slice and make a sandwich.

Brown sandwich on hot tawa on both sides.

Eat immediately with cup of tea.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Sabut Rai ka Gobhi Gajar Shalgam achaar

Sabut Rai ka Gobhi Gajar Shalgam achaar


vegetables like carrots, cauliflower , turnip peeled and cut into desired pieces. 1 kg...
1 cup mustard oil
4-6 tsp red chilies flakes
3 tablespoons whole rai/ brown mustard seeds
1 tsp methi /fenugreek seeds
1 tablespoon turmeric powder
salt 3-4 tbsp or to taste


Wash and drain vegetables.

Dry all vegges for 3-4 hours under sun.

Mix all ingredients and oil with vegges in a big bowl.

Mix well with hands. Now put in sterilized jar.

Keep under sun for 3-4 days.

you will love the crunch of rai
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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Aaloo chips Jammu wale

Aaloo chips Jammu wale


Potatoes 3-4...
Anardana 5-6 tbsp
Dry Red chilli 2-3
Kala namak to taste
Zeera 1 tsp
Ajwain 1/2 tsp
Haldi 1/2 tsp
Garam masala pinch
Mustard oil 3 tbsp


Peel potatoes and wash
Cut in thin chips like rounds

Grind anardana with dry red chilli and few drops of water to form smooth paste.

In a wok add oil till smokey
Add zeera and ajwain to crackle.

Put aalo chips ,haldi, salt and stir fry till crispy at both sides.

Give two three stirs only so that chips do not break.

Add anardana paste.

Mix well and let cook at very low heat for two mins.

Ready to as serve.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Besan Bharwa mirchi



Big green chillies- 10 - 12...
Gram Flour(besan)- 2 tsp
Coriander Powder- 4 tsp
Fennel powder (saunf) - 2 tsp
Dry Mango Powder- 2 tsp
Salt as per taste
Oil- 3 tablespoons
Lemon juice 2 tsp

Method -

1. Slit green chillies from
and keep aside.

2. Heat 1 tablespoons of oil in a pan. Add gram flour and roast on low flame.

3. Now add coriander powder, fennel powder, dry mango powder and salt, mix well and cook for a minute.

4. Take it off from flame and let it cool down.

5. Fill the slit green chillies with this mixture tightly.

6. Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a pan and add the stuffed green chillies to it.

7. Shallow fry all chilies on medium flame.

8. Cover the pan with a lid and let it cook for 2-3 minutes or until the chillies turn soft. Turn occasionally for uniform heating. Sprinkle lemon juice.

9. Serve with rotis.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Muji Kael

A vegetarian Kashmiri pandit cuisine

Khatti Mooli


Muji Kael




Radish(  fresh nd sweet ) 500gms
Fennel powder 2-3 tsp
sounth powder 1 tsp
Ajwain 1/2 tsp
Black cardamom 1tsp
cloves 2
asfeotida pinch
mango powder 1/2 tsp
Kashmiri red chilli powder 1 tsp


Peel and cut radish in strips. Soak in water so that they remain soft.

Heat the oil in wok till smokey. Fry radish pieces.

Remove in keep aside.

In another wok add 1/2 ladle oil. Add asafetida and  Add cumin seeds and crackle.

Crush cloves and black cardamom and add to cumin seeds.

Add red chilli powder and  2-3 tbsp water and stir so that the colour get extracted.
Add fried radish and stir. Add fennel, ginger powder, mango powder and carrom seeds  and salt.

Add small amount of water so that spices do
not burn. Stir till oil separates. Serve with rice.

Remember always take sweet taste Radish.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Paneer Chana Masala

Paneer  chana masala


Paneer cubes 5-6
White channa/chickpeas - 1 cup
Green Chilies - 2
Onion -2 Large
Ginger/Garlic Paste - 1 tbsp
Tomatoes - 3
Red chili Powder -1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Oil - 2 tbls
Salt to taste

Special chana masala powder

Corriander seeds 2 tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Black peppercorns 4-5
Chana dal 2 tsp
Black  cardamon 1
Garlic cloves 2
Dry red chilli 2

Dry roast all above ings and blend to coarse powder


Soak the Channa/chickpeas overnight .

Pressure Cook the Channa with some salt.

Fry paneer cubes till pink. Dip them in bowl of warm water containing pinch of haldi. Keep aside.

Grind the onions and tomatoes together.

Heat oil in a pan.
Fry the grounded onion-tomato paste along with the ginger-garlic paste.

Add some red chili powder, turmeric powder and salt.

Add the boiled channa .

Fry till the oil leaves sides.

Add garam masala .

Stir well. Add special chana masala .

Mix well and cook for two mins.

Add fried paneer cubes discarding the water in which they are dipped .

Mix and add one cup  water.

Simmer for 20 mins at low heat. The panner cubes will soak all chana flavours.

When serving garnish with green chilies.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Eggless spinach Raviolis

Eggless spinach raviolis


1 cup maida
1 cup of suji
A pinch of salt
2 tbsp refined oil

For the filling:

Boiled spinach and potato mixture
2 tbsp oil
Salt and pepper

For the sauce:

2  small tomatoes
Lemon juice 2 tbsp
Salt n pepper


Combine the flour, semolina, salt,  oil and warm  water together to make a semi stiff dough.

Cover and let it rest for 30-40 minutes.

For the filling:

Stir fry spinach potato mixture in pan with oil

Season it with salt, pepper.

Knead the dough on a floured surface

Roll out the dough in small balls

Make square outer shells    by rolling thin rotis 2cm thin and cutting the edges to make a square.
You can use cutters too

Brush a little milk on the ravioli shells.

Put the filling in centre of one square.

Place another square on it and seal the filling by fingers. A tomb like structure appears in centre.

Make designs with fork in outer frill of the ravioli.

Put all raviolis in boiling water till it rises on top or float.

Take out and keep aside.

For the final assembling

In a  pan add butter on low heat. Add tomato pieces and smear in butter. Add raviolis and pan fry in butter. Season with salt and pepper. Add lemon juice and mix well.


Friday, September 18, 2015

Teliye Maa


Teliya Maa

Urad daal cooked in raw mustard oil

This is very tasty kangra Himachal pradesh dish.

One of best Dhaam dishes.

Very easy to make.

The best part is the flavour of Mustard oil.


URAD DAAL or black lentils 1/2 cup
Mustard  oil: 1 cup
Garlic cloves 10 (finely-chopped)
Ginger: 1 medium sized (finely chopped)
Onion: Medium sized (finely-chopped)
Green chilles: 5-6 (finely chopped)
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder 1 tsp garam masala 1 tsp


Soak urad daal overnite in water  and next day drain water and  put it in a pressure cooker.

Add chopped garlic, ginger, onion, green chilles and raw mustard oil in it.

Add 2-3 cups water

Add salt and chilli powder .

Close the lid and after one whistle lower the heat to minimum.

Cook for 15 mins for 7-8 whistles.

Open lid after it releases its own pressure.

The consistency of dal should be thick  and daal thoroughly cooked.

Sprinkle garam Masala on it and stir for three mins.


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Shahi Kadhi

Another winner from 1970's  era wedding menu.

At that time Halwais add fried vegetables to simmering flavoured yogurt gravy and serve with  tandoori roti and zeera chawal.

Shahi Kadhi


Baby potatoes 3
baby onions 2
long eggplants 2
zeera seeds 1 tsp
Methi seeds - 1/2 tsp,
salt to taste,
heeng - 1/2 tsp,
Red Chillis - 4 full
Haldi/ turmeric powder 1/4 tsp,
red chilli pdr 1 tsp
Dhania powder - 1 tsp
Dhaniya seeds 1/2 tsp,
Mustard oil - 2 tbsp
Green chillies 2
Besan - 1/3 cup,
Curd - 1-1/2 cup,
water 3 cups
Garam masala 1/2 tsp


Peel potatoes and onion.

Fry in oil till crispy.

Cut eggplant in small roundels and sprinkle salt.

Let water extract from it. Wash and fry in hot oil. Keep aside.

Mix besan and curd with a hand mixer and then add water to it to make it smooth thin batter.

Heat oil till smokey add methi seeds and when it splutters add zeera seeds and dhaniya seeds after , 3-4 seconds add heeng and whole red chillies.

Then add green chillies and fry one sec.

Add haldi, red chilli and dhania powder. saute for 1/2 minute.

Add the curd besan mix and then add salt.

  Bring to a boil and then let it simmer on medium for 20 minutes.

Add fried vegetables and simmer for 5 mins.

Sprinkle garam masala and serve

You can add fried fresh peas and fried cauliflower florets.


Monday, September 14, 2015

Potato and soya cutlets

Potato and soya cutlets

A breakfast option


1 cup - potatoes boiled and mashed
1/2 cup - soya granules, soaked and squeezed
1/2 cup - panner, crumbled
finely chopped green chilli and ginger 2-2 tsp
Red chilli flake
Chaat masala pinch


Mix all the ingredients one by one in a large bowl without any lumps.
Do not add water at all.
If you feel sticky you can add some flour.
Oil your fingers and make small cutlets  out of the mixture.
Lightly roll the cutlet in bread crumbs
fry the cutlets one at a time till golden brown.
Serve with your fav dip and half fried egg on top