Open post

Kadhi Pakora Recipe – Super Soft Pakoda Punjabi Kadi – CookingShooking

Hey Foodies,

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!

Open post

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!

 

 

 

 

Open post

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!

Open post

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!

 

 

 

 

Open post

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!

Open post

Mili Juli Sabzi Recipe – Restaurant Style Indian Main Course Recipes

Hey Foodies,

Here’s another sabzi for you..

milijulisabziir2

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..

milijulisabziir3

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

milijulisabziir4

[widget id=”text-5″]
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.

milijulisabziir1

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 🙂

Open post

Navratan Korma – Restaurant Style Recipe

Hey,

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

Navratan Korma4

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.

Navratan Korma3 Navratan Korma1

Text Recipe

[widget id=”text-5″]
Navratan Korma - Restaurant Style Recipe
 
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.

Navratan Korma2

 

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

That’s it for today,

Thanks!

Open post

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.. 🙂

DalTadkaDhaba1

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..

DalTadkaDhaba2

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


[widget id=”text-5″]
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.

DalTadkaDhaba3

 

 

Open post

Paneer Tikka Masala – Restaurant Style Recipe / How to cook tikka in Charcoal at home.

Hey,

Paneer Tikka is one of the starters which we relish to the core whether its anytime in the day or year, and its bigger brother Paneer Tikka Masala is a dish we all order..

PaneerTM (1)

Why order from a restaurant, cause it has a subtle flavor and a distinct smokey aroma and taste.. All, that magic is in the charcoal..

PaneerTM (3)

You must have tried PTM someday or the other right? And the recipe called for either grill on a tawa or oven.. It must have came out good, but there was lack of something right? Its smoke/charcoal dear!!! And without the real cooking in charcoal, it can led to a butter-paneer style.. Which is good, but.. So, let’s get to the recipe 😀

PTMT

Videofy yourself first 😛

Now textie?
[widget id=”text-5″]

Paneer Tikka Masala - Restaurant Style Recipe / How to cook tikka in Charcoal at home.
 
Ingredients
  • For Tikka : Paneer - 250g (Chopped in 2"x2" and 2cm thickness)
  • Diced Onions and Bell Peppers - 1 Cup
  • Roasted Gram Flour / Sattu / Besan - 2 Tb
  • Yogurt - ¼ Cup
  • Salt - To Taste
  • Chat Masala - ½ Tsp
  • Lemon Juice - 1 Tsp
  • Garam masala - 1½ Tsp
  • Chopped Ginger - 1½ Tsp
  • Chopped Garlic - 1½ Tsp
  • Cumin Powder - 1½ Tsp
  • Kashmiri Red Chili Powder - 2 Tsp {Or more}
  • Pepper - ½ Tsp
  • Canola Oil - 4 Tbsp
  • Other :Charcoal - 2 Cups
  • Wooden Skewers - 5 {Soaked in water for 30 mins)
  • For Masala / Gravy - Boiled Tomato Puree - From 5 Medium sized
  • Brown Onion Paste - From 3 Large Onions
  • Canola Oil - 5 Tbsp
  • Coriander - ¼ Cup
  • Chilies - 3 {Slit}
  • Salt - To Taste
  • Lemon Juice - 1 Tsp
  • Corn Flour - 1 Tsp (Dissolved in 1 tbsp water)
  • Black Cardamom - 4 {Crush, opened}
  • Coriander Powder - 1 Tsp
  • Black pepper - ¼ Tsp
  • Kashmiri Red Chili Powder - 1½ Tsp
  • Ginger and Garlic - ½ Tsp Each (Minced)
  • Fresh Cream - 1 Tsp
  • Leftover Marinate - As much is left.
  • Artificial Food Color - ⅛ Tsp {Optional}
  • Sugar - ¼ Tsp {Optional}
Instructions
  1. For Tikka : Into a mixing bowl, add all the dry spices and sattu. Mix well. Add yogurt, little at a time till you get a thick paste.
  2. Add in the ginger, garlic, lemon juice. In a small pan add 2 Tb canola oil. Once it starts smoking, switch off the flame and pour in the smoky oil to the marinate. Stir well.
  3. Throw in the onions, peppers and paneer. Get your hands in there and make sure it coats well. Cover with cling wrap and refrigerate for 30 mins(more is better).
  4. Heat up a gas tandoor/baati maker and place in the charcoal. Put the grill rack and cover lighly. Heat up for 15 mins in high flame.
  5. Skewer the marinated paneer and veggies in any order to the wooden skewer and keep in a plate for a moment. Once done, take the skewers and place this inside the tandoor on the grill rack.
  6. Cover and cook for 2-3 mins.
  7. To the leftover marinate, add 2 tbsp oil and brush this to the paneer tikka after 2-3 minutes of cooking. Cover and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  8. Try to turn them over, being extremely careful as it can catch fire. Now cook for another 2-3 minutes uncovered.
  9. Take them out and keep aside. These are so delicious that you cannot stop yourself from eating them.. But, save some for the sabzi 😛
  10. For Masala / Gravy - In a wok, add the canola oil, Once hot add the black cardamoms, once it sizzles, add the ginger garlic and cook till the raw flavor is gone.
  11. Spoon out the brown onion paste and stir well. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Add salt to taste and pour in the boiled tomato paste.
  12. Cook till it starts leaving sides and oil, then add the kashmiri red chili powder, pepper powder, coriander powder. Cook for a minute or two.
  13. Add the red food color(optional), leftover marinate, sugar.. Stir well, and also add half of the corn flour mix, and stir well.. This will make the masala silky, if it does not, add the rest of it. Stir well and cook for a minute or two.
  14. Add a tsp of fresh cream, coriander, green chili, lemon juice, and stir well. Add the paneer tikka and stir gently, Pour in ¼ cup water if its very thick. Cover and cook for 2 minutes and serve HOT!
Notes
Be extremely careful with the charcoal tandoor. It can catch little bit of fire at any time, so be careful. The effort is all worth, the result would be one of the bestest dish!
Alternatively, you can grill the veggies in a tawa/grill tawa/grill modes on microwave/oven at the max temp. For the smokey flavor, you can add a drop of liquid smoke if you wish to. On the other way, you can place some active charcoal on a baking sheet on the lower rack and grill the tikka in middle rack. 🙂
For the boiled tomato puree, I took 5 tomatoes, chopped then boiled in ¼ cup water for 5 minutes, and pureed.
For Brown Onion Paste, Slice, Fry and blend the onions with some water if it does not grind up.

I’m sure, you would go gaga over this, and would just go on licking fingers bowls and spoons 😛 Pair this awesome sabzi with anything, Steam Rice, Roti, Paratha, Naan, anything! 🙂

PaneerTM (4)

 

Nnnjooyyy 🙂

Thanks for stopping by,

CookingShooking is on YouTubeFacebookGoogle+Twitter!

Open post

Butter Paneer Masala | Dhaba Style Recipe

Hey ya Foodies, Balle Balle ^_^

As you might know, BPM being my one of the firstest dishes and I love experimenting on it..

BPM Dhaba (7)

Well, I had a BPM from a dhaba which struck me to get onto cooking years back.. So a week back, I thought forget the restaurant style, lets do the karchi-tod cooking..! 😀

BPM Dhaba (8)

And as usual, it was a hit! So here comes the dhaba version of BPM 🙂

BPM Dhaba (5)


[widget id=”text-5″]
Butter Paneer Masala | Dhaba Style Recipe
 
Ingredients
  • Tomatoes - 8
  • Paneer - 200 gm
  • Coriander - 2 Tbsp {Chopped}
  • Onions - 3
  • Butter - 3 Tbsp
  • Black Cardamom - 2
  • Green Cardamom - 4
  • Bay Leaf - 2
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 Tsp
  • Dry Red Chili - 2
  • Oil - 2 Tbsp
  • Ginger Garlic Paste - 1½ Tb
  • Salt - To Taste
  • Kashmiri Red Chili Powder - 2 Tbsp
  • Cumin Powder - 1 Tsp
  • Garam Masala - 1 Tsp
  • Kasoori Methi - 1 Tsp
  • Cream - 3 Tbsp
  • Green Chili - 2 (Slit)
  • Papad - 1 Small
Instructions
  1. Puree the tomatoes and mince the onions.
  2. In a pan, add the oil. Once hot, add the cumin seeds, dried red chilies, bay leaf, and open the cardamoms and add them and then add add ginger garlic paste as well. Let them sizzle.
  3. Add the butter, once it melts well add the minced onions and salt. Stir well and cook in medium flame until light golden.
  4. Then add in the tomato pulp. Stir and as it gets a roaring boil cover and cook for about 15 minutes or until it leaves the sides checking every 2-3 minutes to prevent burning.
  5. Add the cumin powder, red chili powder, garam masala and kasoori methi. Crush the kasoori methi in between your hands before adding.
  6. While the spices cook for a minute roast a papad, crush and keep aside.
  7. And, as the spices are cooked add the water depends. I added about 1 cup in total. Followed by chopped coriander and the cubed paneer and cream.
  8. Stir well and cook for about 5 minutes. I like my sabzi a wee bit on the thicker side, if you wish you can make it little thinner by adding more water.
  9. Add the slit chilies and the papad. Stir well and serve hot with tandoori rotis, naans, rice or just dig in with a spoon!
Notes
Feel free to taste and adjust the taste. I usually add some honey on my restaurant style BPM. Here i go with sugar at times.

What you need more? Naans right? Check out the recipe:

Butter paneer masala done, Naan done. Go, GO, Jog straight onto your kitchen and let the delicacies come out 🙂

That’s it for today!

Hope to hear from you soon :)

Thanks for stopping by,

CookingShooking is on YouTube, Facebook, Google+, Twitter!

Posts navigation

1 2
Scroll to top
Translate »