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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!

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Pindi Chole Recipe – No Onion No Tomato Amritsari Chana Masala

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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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Kabuli Chana Biryani – One Pot Easy Dinner Recipes

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Want to try a Vegetarian Biryani of some different style Here is an easy recipe for Kabuli Chana Biryani prepared in one pot. It is a unique biryani recipe with a blend of rice and pulses, cooked together along with aromatic spices and fresh herbs. Kabuli Chana is commonly used to make Chole, but this time let’s make a one pot hearty meal with Kabuli Chana.

Recipe below!

 

 

 

 

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

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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

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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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Indian Lunch Box Ideas – Beetroot Dal & Matar Broccoli Pulao Recipes – CookingShooking

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Let’s kick start the week with something healthy and quick. Easy, simple Indian lunch boxes meal made from regular staples at home. These recipes will inspire you and ease your burden of what to cook for your child which is healthy, full of nutrients and veggies.. that they so despise. Kid’s needs good fuel to get them through the day and you need something less time consuming cos mornings are very critical. So we’ve put together best lunch box ideas and recipes that your kids going to love. Simple peas and broccoli pulao, lightly flavored and super fragrant and traditional mixed dal made with beetroot for color and nutrition’s what’s more could you ask for, Let’s Begin!

Recipe below!

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

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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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Baked Khichdi Recipe / Rice Casserole | One Pot Recipe Challenge

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Don’t you feel lazy at times to cook a dish? What comes up to you? I basically look to make a simple, healthy and easy to make.. If that’s one pot, icing on the cake!

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So the wonderful people behind Mooppi! have challenged me to make my favorite One Pot Dish.. My response was why not? There’s lot more one pot recipes than One Pot Pasta..

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In an instant, I knew what I will make, it’s baked khichdi.. It’s simple to make, high on nutrition, and there are numerous ways you can gorge on it. Be it serving a scoop full with papad, chutney and achar or a wedge with schezwan sauce 😉

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Let’s not delay any further, here’s the recipe in detail:

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I did my part, Now it’s your turn & you can win a $250 Amazon Gift Card if you can impress many peeps and get their winks for your dish. The person with the most winks, and the higher level will win the challenge on 25th February 2016.

The challenge to you – Make your favorite One Pot Dish and post it on the Mooppi App in the challenge – . You may post an image, or an video or if you like to you want to a writeup. Get the Mooppi App now and game on – http://bit.ly/getmooppi

Learn More about Mooppi! – http://bit.ly/knowmooppi

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That’s all peeps, catch you soon 🙂

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Paneer Biryani Recipe – Restaurant Style | Indian Main Course Recipes

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We all crave for food all the time, don’t we? This is one recipe which once you make it, you’re going to crave for it again & again..

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This Paneer Biryani is what I order everytime I’m in a restaurant, and this is what they usually give in a thali.. Super glad, I tried to make it at home, and bingo tastier results.. 😀

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Smooth, sweet flavor from birista, or fried onions & a sublte flavor from cloves.. Try it to believe it, you’re going to love it!! Let’s begin with the recipe 🙂

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That was a bit lengthy, but believe me it is easy! Make it, and let me know how it turns out for you’all 🙂

Thanks 🙂

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Mili Juli Sabzi Recipe – Restaurant Style Indian Main Course Recipes

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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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