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Paneer Masala Recipe – Dhaba Style Panner Dish – CookingShooking

Hey Foodies,

Indian curries are worldwide famous. Almost every country in the world has Indian restaurants cropping up by the day. But somewhere in the entire hustle bustle the authentic taste of all signature dishes is lost. So if you are looking to get the authentic dhaba style paneer recipe, then let’s get back to the basic and begin from here, today’s recipe is of Paneer Masala. Soft marinated paneer, tossed and slightly warmed, slow cooked with aromatic blend of spices in rich tomato based gravy. Try making this dhaba style paneer dish and bring back the Magic.

Recipe below!

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Kadhi Pakora Recipe – Super Soft Pakoda Punjabi Kadi – CookingShooking

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Kadhi Pakora is made almost in every Indian household and in every region of India. There are many variations to making a kadhi but the basic recipe is the same, using besan, sour curd and spices. Slow cooked over low heat for almost an hour. To add some more uniqueness to the kadhi, super soft fried pakoras are also added to enhance the flavour of the kadhi. It’s a healthy and extremely tasty dish. Learn how to make authentic Punjabi Kadhi Pakora right here.

Recipe below!

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Pindi Chole Recipe – No Onion No Tomato Amritsari Chana Masala

Hey Foodies,

Pindi Chole is a classic dish from Punjab. It is spicy in nature and is flavored with loads of spice powders. It is chickpeas, cooked in aromatic spices and this recipe does not use onions or tomatoes. Very basic but yet wholesome. Do try and enjoy with friends and family.  

Recipe below!

 

 

 

 

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Mushroom Masala Recipe – Spicy Indian Gravy Curry Restaurant Style – CookingShooking

Hey Foodies,

If you are overloaded with the festive food and looking forward to making something light and easy on the stomach. Then what’s better dish than making mushrooms, here is a delicious mushroom masala Indian gravy dish with awesome flavors.  Mushrooms cooked in rich, thick, creamy gravy, with onions, cashews and aromatic masala and spices. A semi dry lightly spiced Indian gravy which is perfect accompaniment for steamed rice or Indian bread varieties. Off to making Mushroom Masala a true Indian gravy dish.

Recipe below!

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Rajma Recipe – Dhaba Style Punjabi Kidney Beans Masala

Hey Foodies,

When we talk about comfort food in India, I bet it will be Rajma Chawal, hands down. It is a delicious Indian recipe served as a Main. Available in most of the restaurants, households and dhabas in North India. Tender soft red kidney beans cooked in onion and tomatoes base gravy and array of spices. Slow simmered and cooked with love and care. Very popular hearty rustic meals with a rich gravy.

Recipe below!

 

 

 

 

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Shahi Paneer Recipe – Restaurant Style Cottage Cheese Curry | CookingShooking

Hey Foodies,

Shahi Paneer recipe is one of the popular paneer dishes ever made. It’s treated as a royal dish as the name suggests. Made with cubes of paneer lightly cooked in mildly spiced rich gravy of onions, tomatoes, aromatic spices and dry fruits. Its deep yellow colour and silky texture will surely build up your appetite and make you wanting for more.

Recipe below!

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Paneer Parcha Sabzi Recipe | Indian Main Course – Restaurant Style Indian Recipes

Hey Foodies,

Paneer Parcha, a dish close to paneer pasanda though quite different.

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This restaurant style paneer recipe, is a perfect one to dish out to serve with rotis, parathas, naans, steamed rice, pulao, basically any side dish.

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A mild flavored rich birista-cashew-yogurt based gravy along with a slice of paneer which has been sandwiched with veggies and grilled. Try it out now!

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Recipe below!

 

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Step 1: Add Plain flour to a mixing bowl.

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Little high on the fats, but this paneer parcha tastes divine. Much better than the one I tasted at the restaurant. Why not try this and share a virtual treat with me? That’s all for today, keep cooking & stay fantastic!

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Mili Juli Sabzi Recipe – Restaurant Style Indian Main Course Recipes

Hey Foodies,

Here’s another sabzi for you..

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This Mili Juli Sabzi is a very similar recipe to mix veg sabzi, but has some good amount of influence from South parts of India..

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A combination of flavors so great, I’m sure you’ll love it! Let’s get to the recipe now 🙂

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Mili Juli Sabzi Recipe - Restaurant Style Indian Main Course Recipes
 
Ingredients
  • Onion - 2 {finely chopped}
  • Coconut - ¼ cup
  • Potato - ¼ cup {roughly diced}
  • Carrots - ¼ cup {roughly diced}
  • Cauliflower - ¼ cup {small florets}
  • Beans - ¼ cup {chopped}
  • Paneer - 50g {cubes}
  • Oil - 2 tbsp + as required to shallow fry veggies
  • Cumin Seeds - ½ tsp
  • Asafoetida - ¼ tsp
  • Curry Leaves - 4-5
  • Green Chilis - 2 {slit}
  • Dry Red Chilis - 3 + 1
  • Bay Leaf - 2
  • Ginger Garlic Paste - ½ tbsp
  • Blended Tomatoes - 6 Medium
  • Salt - as per taste
  • Kashmiri Red Chili Powder - 1 tsp
  • Black Pepper - ¼ tsp
  • Amchoor Powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala - 1 tsp
  • Sambhar Masala - 1 tsp
  • Sugar - ¼ tsp
  • Coriander - handful [chopped]
  • Corn Flour - ½ tsp
  • Capsicum - ¼ cup {roughly diced}
  • Coconut Milk - 3 tbsp
  • Tadka Garnish : Oil - 1 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds - ½ tsp
  • Split Bengal Gram / Chana Dal- ½ tsp
  • Split Skinless Black Gram / Dhuli Urad Dal- ½ tsp
  • Curry Leaves - 2-3
  • Dry Red Chili - 1
  • Coriander - 1 tsp {finely chopped}
Instructions
  1. Preparing Vegetables : Heat up a pan, add 1 - 1½ tbsp oil, followed by the carrots & potatoes. Stir occasionally and cook till golden then take down in a bowl. When the potatoes & carrots are done, add the beans & cauliflower to the pan and cook till golden transfer to the same bowl.
  2. Then add about ½ tbsp of more oil if needed, and add the paneer cubes & cook till golden. Take down these paneer cubes separately.
  3. Brown Onion Paste with Coconut : In another pan, add about a tablespoon of oil and the two chopped onions, Stir & cook till brown in medium flame. Add the ¼ cup of fresh coconut & cook for a minute. Let it cool down to room temperature and then blend to a paste.
  4. Preparing the sabzi : In a kadhai or wok heating up in medium flame, add in 2 tbsp of oil. After it gets hot, add : cumin seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves, slit green chili, dry red chili, bayleaf. Stir and cook for 3-4 seconds, then add in the ginger garlic paste & cook for half a minute.
  5. Now, add in the brown onion paste we made earlier & cook it until it starts leaving the sides of the pan & starts oozing out oil. Pour in the blended tomatoes, add salt as per taste & cook till it starts leaving the sides of the pan.
  6. Add the masalas to it : kashmiri red chili powder, black pepper, amchoor powder, garam masala & sambhar powder and a pinch of sugar. Also add in a handful of chopped coriander and stir well, cook for a good minute of two.
  7. Dissolve the ½ tsp corn flour in 1 tbsp water. Pour that in to the gravy, mix well.. Then add the roughly diced capsicum, fried vegetables(only veggies not paneer.) & about 3 tbsp of coconut milk. Stir well, add a cup or two of water & cook it for 2-3 minutes in medium flame.
  8. Then add in the fried paneer, stir well cook for a minute and transfer to a serving platter.
  9. For Tadka Garnish In a tadka pan, add a tsp of oil. Once hot, add in the mustard seeds. As they splutter, add the chana & urad dal & stir till golden. Then add the curry leaves & dry red chili. Switch off flame, add a good tsp of chopped coriander & pour right into the sabzi. Serve hot/
Notes
The restaurant I had this sabzi served it with a garnish of kurkuri beans.. Basically a fritter similar to kurkuri bhindi. You may make that, out of the 4 attempts I made at home I made the kurkuri thing thrice,, But the recipe gets more complicated and takes longer time.. So to reduce the hassle, I skipped it the fourth time, and it was still great 🙂 If you are a person who likes eating chicken pieces in a dish with a hand, you would like the kurkuri thing in the dish.
Also in the dish at the restaurant, it was loaded with black cardamons & cloves.. I skipped 🙂
You can add tamarind pulp instead of amchoor powder, I ran out of it that's why replaced with amchoor powder.

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I hope you like this beautiful combination of flavors, now come-on try the dish & tantalize your tastebuds! That’s all for this week.. Thanks 🙂

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Navratan Korma – Restaurant Style Recipe

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Navratan Korma, nine jewels in a rich creamy korma gravy.

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This mild-ly sweet korma is a favorite of everyone, and goes well with almost any bread or rice preparation.. I love to eat it just as it is as well, so Let’s get to see how to make this Restaurant Style.

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Ingredients
  • The Ratans : Potatoes - ¼ Cup (Parboiled)
  • French Beans - ¼ Cup (Parboiled)
  • Carrots - ¼ Cup (Parboiled)
  • Peas - ¼ Cup (Parboiled)
  • Paneer - ¼ Cup
  • Cashews - 2-3 Tbsp
  • Raisins - 2-3 Tbsp
  • Pineapple - ¼ Cup
  • Apple - ¼ Cup
  • Pomegranate - 2-3 Tbsp
  • Other Ingredients - Onion - 1 Large (Sliced and Fried)
  • Cashewnuts - 2 Tbsp
  • Khus-Khus / Poppy Seeds - 1 Tbsp
  • Magaz / Melon Seeds - 1 Tbsp
  • Oil - 2½ Tbsp
  • Ghee - ½ Tbsp
  • Shahi Jeera / Black Cumin - ½ Tsp
  • Ginger Garlic Paste - ¼ tsp
  • Green Chili - ½ Tsp
  • Cardamom - 2
  • Bayleaf - 1
  • Cloves - 2
  • Salt - As desired
  • Turmeric - ¼ Tsp
  • Red Chili Powder - ½ Tsp (Kashmiri Preferred)
  • Coriander Powder - ½ Tsp (upto 1 tsp can be added if preferred more)
  • Cumin Powder - ½ Tsp (upto 1 tsp can be added if preferred more)
  • Chat Masala - ½ Tsp
  • Tomato ketchup - 2 tbsp (Or puree of 1 large tomato)
  • Sugar - 1 Tsp (Add more if desired, taste and adjust)
  • Cream - ¼ Cup
  • Saffron - 1 Pinch (Soaked in hot water for a while)
Instructions
  1. Soak the cashews, khus khus and magaz in ½ cup hot water for an hour. Mix with fried onion and make a smooth paste.
  2. Heat Oil and Ghee in a pan, add the shahi jeera,cloves,cardamom, bayleaf. Stir and then add the chopped chili and ginger garlic paste. Cook for a minute.
  3. Add the onion and soaked nuts paste and cook until gets a boil, then add in salt, turmeric, red chili powder, chat masala, coriander powder and cumin powder. Mix well.
  4. Add 1 cup of water and cook for 5 minutes in medium flame. Add the tomato ketchup, mix well and cook for 15 more minutes stirring every 2-3 minutes in medium flame.
  5. Once cooked, add the sugar and cream. Mix well and adjust consistency by adding water.
  6. Add the parboiled potato, peas, carrot and beans, along with cashews and raisins. Mix well and cook for 5 minutes.
  7. Then add the paneer, pineapple and apple. (You can add pomegranate as well.) Mix well, add saffron and cook for 5 minutes.
  8. Garnish and ENJOY!
Notes
This Navratan Korma is usually made with Potato, Peas, Beans, Carrot, Paneer, Cashews, Raisins and Pineapple and Apple. You can add cauliflower as well, i prefer to skip it.
1 Tbsp of Condensed Milk can be added at the last.

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So, what are you waiting for? Try it and Enjoy the Royal Mughlai Cuisine! 🙂

That’s it for today,

Thanks!

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Dal Tadka Recipe | Dhaba / Restaurant Style | New Kitchen

Hey Foodies,

Thanks a milli to you.. We’ve made a new kitchen.. Thanks a ton for your love and support.. Keep showering and I’ll bring exciting recipes for you 🙂 Haven’t you checked the pics of our kitchen? How can it be? Aren’t you following us on FacebookGoogle+Twitter??? Go ahead, follow us there and check the pictures.. 🙂

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Ofcourse after boiling some milk and making halwa(following typical rituals :P), I made some Dal Tadka which is in typical Dhaba Style, Well some restaurants(or starred dhabas :P) are also coming with this type of taste..

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With some Naans, Kulchas, Pulav or simple steamed Rice, This is a blessing to have! So, let’s ring on the recipe..


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Dal Tadka Recipe | Dhaba / Restaurant Style | New Kitchen
 
Ingredients
  • Moong Dal / Skinless Green Gram - 3 Tbsp
  • Tuvar Dal / Split Pigeon Pea - 2 Tbsp
  • Chana Dal - Split Bengal Gram - 2 Tbsp
  • Urad Dal / Skinless Black Gram - 1 Tbsp
  • Moong Chikla Dal / Split Green Gram - 1 Tbsp
  • Salt - To Taste
  • Haldi / Turmeric - ½ Tsp
  • Tomatoes [Roughly Pureed] - 4
  • Onions [Chopped Fine] - 3
  • Ghee - 3 Tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 Tsp
  • Ginger - 1"
  • Garlic - 7-8 Pods
  • Green Chili - 2
  • Dried Red Chili - 3-4
  • Bay Leaf - 2
  • Hing - ¼ Tsp
  • Cardamom - 2-3 {Crushed}
  • Whole Coriander Seeds- 1 Tsp {Crushed}
  • Chili Flakes - ½ Tsp
  • Chopped Coriander - Handful
  • Cumin Powder - 1 Tsp
  • Garam Masala - ½ Tsp
  • Kashimiri Red Chili Powder - 1 Tsp
  • Coriander Powder - 1 Tsp
  • Amchoor Powder - ¾ Tsp
  • Kasoori Methi{roasted and crushed} - ½ Tsp
  • Charcoal - 1 small piece
  • Ghee - ½ Tsp
Instructions
  1. Wash twice and soak the dals in a cup of water for 30 minutes. Pressure Cook the dals with some more water added about ½ cup, salt to taste and ½ tsp haldi for 4 whistles on high, then leave for 2 minutes in medium flame.
  2. Heat up ghee in a pan. Crush up ginger, garlic and chili using a mortar-pestle. Add the cumin seeds to the ghee, once sizzles add the bayleaf, dried red chili, hing, along with the crushed mixture.
  3. Saute for a moment, add the cardamom, crushed coriander seeds, chili flakes. cook for a minute.
  4. Add the onions, ¼ tsp salt and cook till brown. Once starts leaving fat and is brown, add the tomato puree, salt to taste and cook for 10-12 mins or until starts leaving sides and fat.
  5. Once done, add a handful of chopped coriander, cumin powder, garam masala, kashmiri red chili powder, coriander powder, amchoor and kasoori methi. Mix well and cook for another 2-3 mins..
  6. Add the cooked dal, and cook for 3-4 mins.. Make sure the dal is not watery, It should be very thick. Add ½ cup water, mix well and cook for 5 mins.. Switch off the flame.
  7. Heat up a charcoal until fiery red. Place a small stainless steel bowl in the dal and make sure it stays and does not sink, put in the hot charcoal and pour in a few drops of ghee. Quickly cover the pan. This will bring the real dhaba/restaurant taste, the smoky taste. Let this be like for 10 mins.
  8. Take the bowl out, mix the dal and relish!
Notes
You can also add in a tablespoon of overnight soaked rajma/kidney beans with the dals if you wish to.

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