Panner Burji

Friday, October 14, 2011

 I have used fresh panner to make this curry, this adds up to the taste, if you want to use purchased panner grate it and use that.

Paneer  2 ½ cups
Onion 1 big sized
Tomatoes 3
Cumin seeds ½ teaspoon
Turmeric Powder 2 pinches
Garam Masala Powder ¾ teaspoon
(adjust accordingly)
Ginger garlic paste 1 teaspoon
Red chilli powder ¾ teaspoon
(adjust accordingly)
Oil 1 table spoon or 3 teaspoons
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Salt as needed

1.Chop the onions, tomatoes into small piece. Filter the water if it is home made paneer. Grate or keep the panner  ready.

2. Heat a skillet or deep vessel and add oil to it after oil is heated add cumin seeds, when the cumin seeds start to splutter add ginger garlic paste and mix well and then add onions.

3. When the onions become translucent add the tomatoes. Mix well.
4. When the tomatoes are cooked and become soft.
5. Add panner and mix well.
6. Add turmeric powder, salt and mix well.
7.  Keep it in medium low flame and after  10 minutes when the curry is fully cooked add garam masala powder and red chilli powder and mix  well.
 8. Cook for 10 minutes unti you get the desired consistency, garnish with coriander leaves.

Aratikaya Nimmakaya kura or Raw banana lemon curry

Thursday, October 13, 2011

This is my mother-in-law style of making. She adds the red chilli powder in takda which gives an extra taste.
Raw banana or  Aratikaya 2 medium sized
Urad Dal or Menapa pappu 1 teaspoon
Channa Dal or Senaga pappu 1 teaspoon
Mustard Seeds or Avalu 1 teaspoon
Jeera or Cumin Seeds ½  teaspoon
Red Chillies 3
Curry leaves 10 leaves or 1 string
Red Chilli powder 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder 2 pinches
Hing 2 pinches
Oil  3 teaspoons or 1 tablespoon
Lemon Juice 3 teaspoons
(adjust accordingly)
Salt as needed

1. Peel and chop artikaya or raw banana. Put the raw banana pieces in a bowl of water.  The banana pieces won’t change the color if you put them 
in salt water.
2. Heat a pan or vessel and add water. Transfer the artikaya or raw banana pieces  until the pieces are completely submerged in water. Add turmeric powder and little salt.When they are cooked drain the water and put aside. This takes about 10 minutes.

3. Heat a deep pan or skillet add oil, when it  hot add chana dal,urad dal,mustard seeds,jeera, red chilli cut into pieces, curry leaves and hing and when the mustard seeds start to spultter and dals turn into golden color.
4. Add red chilli powder. Mix well.
5.Transfer the cooked raw banana pieces and mix well.
6. Mix well after 5 minutes add little salt if needed and mash the banana pieces using spatula.
7. Cook for 2 minutes. Switch off the stove. Let the curry cool. Add lemon juice and mix well.

Plain Bisquick Biscuits or Cookies

Bisquick  Mix  3 Cup
Canola Oil  ¾  Cup
Sugar 1 Cup
(Adjust Accordingly)
Vanilla Essence 1 Teaspoon

1. In a big bowl add the Bisquick and sugar. Mix all. 
2. Add oil and vanilla essence. Mix well and make into a thick dough like chapatti  dough.  
3. Using a chapatti roller or roller pin.  Cut them into squares. 

 4. Place them in a greased tray and keep the tray in conventional oven at 350 F or 150 C for 10 minutes.
 5. Remove from oven and let them cool for 10 minutes. 

Palakayalu or rice balls

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Rice Flour   2 cup
Sesame Seeds 2 table spoons 
Ghee 2 teaspoons
Ajwine or vamu 1 teaspoon (optional)
Red Chilli Powder   1 teaspoon
(adjust accordingly)
Oil for deep frying
Salt as needed

1. Place the rice flour in wide boil. Pour water in vessel and heat it. When the water starts to boil. Transfer the boiled water into the bowl in rice  flour. Add  melted ghee, sesame seeds, vamu red chilli powder and salt. Mix well.
Set it aside for 2 hours.
 2. Make the dough into 1 cm balls or small alma sized balls. 
3. Heat a oil pan and  after it is heated  gently drop the balls into the oil.
4. Uniformly fry the  balls until they turn golden in color. Transfer them to a tissue paper. 

Raw banana oven fry or Aartikaya oven fry

Raw bananas or Artikaya 3 big sized
Turmeric powder 2 pinches
Oil 2 teaspoons
Red chili powder 1 teaspoon
(adjust accordingly)
Salt as needed

1. Wash and peel the raw banana. Cut them into small pieces. In a wide  tray mix  the raw banana pieces, oil and salt.
 2. Grease a oven tray and and spread the raw banana pieces on it. Pre heat the oven at 350 and keep the tray the oven.
3. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes and broil for 5 to 10 minutes.
4. Remove from oven and add very little salt if needed ,nd turmeric powder. Mix well.
 5. Add red chilli powder and mix well.

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