Paneer Paratha for the Novice Cook

Very easy recipe for a stuffed paneer paratha..I have always wondered whether I could make these kind of recipes..But after trying out..its really very easy..




Ingredients:

For Stuffing :
Grated Paneer - 1cup
Green Chillies - 2 - chop it finely
Coriander leaves - few leaves
Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp - Optional
Salt


For Paratha :
Wheat Flour - 2 cups
Salt
Warm Water - 1 cup
Oil - 2tsp


How to Prepare:
--In a mixing bowl add 2 cups wheat flour,2 tsp oil,salt..knead well into a round ball and keep it aside for 30mins
--After 30 mins..again knead the dough well and divide the dough into small round smooth balls.
--Take a wooden board and lightly flour it(to avoid sticking) and roll out the balls and spread it flat and add 2tsp of grated paneer mix to the roti.
--Now lift the edges and form like a pouch and close it(With the paneer stuffed inside).
--Now press it with the hands and slowly roll out the stuffed dough ball with the rolling pin.Dont worry about the stuffing coming out of the dough and also about the shape of the dough.It is not a problem at all.
--Take a griddle and heat it.Add 1/2 tsp of butter and fry the paratha in a medium flame.Flip it to other side and spread it with butter and cook well till its golden brown

Tips :
--For kneading the dough,Dont add too much of water
--Before u start kneading the dough..rub ur hands with a tsp of oil - This will avoid the dough sticking to ur hands and fingers,nails..

Bhelpuri/Puffed rice snack

Bhelpuri or puffed rice snack - a delicious instant dish..can made in few mins..when u get some unexpected guest..this snack will be really very handy..



Ingredients:
Bhelpuri Mix - 2 cups
Bhelpuri mix has puffed rice,sev,roasted peanuts - Instant method to make bhelpuri
Onion - 1 large
Potato -2 large- thinly sliced
Carrot - grated
Tomato - 1 large - finely chopped
Green Chutney - to mix with bhelpuri :
Mint Chutney - store brought..this was really very tasty

Sweet/Sour Chutney - From tamarind extract to mix with bhelpuri:
Tamarind Paste -Concentrated - 4 tsp - (Store brought)
Sugar - 2tsp
Chilli Powder - 2tsp
Salt

How to prepare:
--Boil the above ingredients in medium flame for 3mins..turn off the flame.
--So now lets see the mixing segment with bhelpuri :
--first heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan and fry the onions till they light pink..I always prefer to fry the onions..it will really give good taste..
--Take a Pyrex bowl :
--Add potatoes,Carrot and microwave it for 5mins - (now the vegetables will be cooked and tasty)
--Now to that bowl,add bhelpuri mix(puffedrice,sev)
--Add 2 tsp mint chutney and 2 tsp sweet/sour chutney(which is already prepared)salt - if needed and now..mix all the ingredients
--Add the onions,finely chopped tomatoes and again heat in the microwave for just 1min
-- serve it hot in a bowl

Tips:
Always add the bhelpuri mix - puffed rice with the other ingredients(And also heat it ) just 3mins before serving..otherwise the puffed rice will become soggy..

Upma Recipe

An easy breakfast item..Absolutely nutritious recipe


Ingredients:
Cream of wheat/Sooji - 1cup
Mustard Seeds
Channa Dal
Onion - 1 large
Carrot - 1 - grate it
Beans - 8 to 10 - chop it into half
Peas - 1/2 cup
Water - 1/2 cup
Curry Leaves
Salt

How to Cook:
--Heat oil in a pan.Fry mustard seeds,channa dal,curry leaves,asafoetida.saute them well
--Now add all the cut vegetables and cook them till it become soft
--Add 1/2 cup of water and bring it to boil for 5 mins orelse to save the cooking time..(add boiling water)
--Now add salt and then add the cream of wheat little by little and stir well - if u think it needs more water..just add it little by little..
--Stir well till the mixture becomes dry
--Serve hot with chutney,sugar,tomato ketchup

Tips:
Donot add too much of water..then it will be like kichiddi..
If u feel lazy to cut all the vegetables..Use Frozen mixed vegetables..
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