Friday, 4 November 2011


Baingan Bake;


2 meduim sized sliced Brinjals
1 tblsp Oil
6 - 7 Tomato (Tamatar)
2 flakes chopped Garlic (Lasun)
2 - 3 chopped Onion (Pyaj)
1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder (Lal Mirchi)
1/4 tsp Thyme (Ajwain)
1 tsp Sugar
1/2 cup Cottage Cheese (Paneer)

How to make baingan bake:
  • Slice the brinjals.
  • Heat oil in a nonstick pan and spread the brinjals over the pan when the oil is hot.
  • Cover and cook on low flame till they are soft.
  • Sprinkle little salt, cover and cook till the brinjal slices are soft.
  • In a blender, grind tomatoes, onion and garlic.
  • Add the chilli powder, thyme, sugar and salt to the brinjals.
  • Cook for few more minutes.
  • Now grease a baking dish and make layer of the brinjals, then paneer crumpled up and then the tomato sauce.
  • Cover the top with paneer and bake in the oven for 5 - 10 minutes at 210 degrees.
  • Serve hot. 



1 cup chopped Mixed Boiled Vegetables (French beans,carrots,cauliflower,Green peas)
2 chopped Onions
4 tblsp chopped Capsicum
1 chopped Tomatoes
½ - 1 tsp Chili Powder
A pinch Garam Masala
2 tblsp chopped Coriander
4 tblsp grated Paneer
1-1/2 cup tomato gravy
4 teaspoons oil
Salt to taste

How to make baked vegetable jalfrazie:
  • Heat the oil and fry the onions for ½ minute.
  • Add the capsicum and tomatoes and fry again for 2 minutes.
  • Add the vegetables, chilli powder, garam masala, coriander and salt and cook for a few minutes.
  • Spread the tomato gravy on top and sprinkle a little grated paneer over it.
  • Bake in a hot oven at 200c for 10 minutes. 



1/4 cup White beans (Chowli )
1/4 cup Red kidney beans (Rajma)
1/4 cup Green grams (whole moong)
100 gms French beans
1medium sized Onion
1/2 cup Fresh coriander
1/3 cup Mint
2 Green chillies
3 tblsp Lemon Juice
1 ½ tsp Chaat Masala

How to make beans salad:
  • Wash white cow beans and kidney beans separately.
  • Soak them separately, overnight in plenty of water. wash and soak the green moong beans for about two hours.
  • Boil the three dry beans separately in salted water till soft. drain and let them cool..
  • Strain the french beans and cut into one-fourth inch pieces. boil in salted boiling water till done.
  • Drain immediately (you may reserve the cooking liquid to use as stock for sonic officer recipe) and refresh with cold water. drain and keep aside.
  • Peel and cut onion into one-fourth inch size pieces. clean, wash, drain and chop green coriander and mint. wash and chop green chilies finely. peel and wash and chop it.
  • Dilute lemon juice with equal amount of water. stir in chopped green coriander, mint, green chilies and chaat masala.
  • Shake well and refrigerate the dressing for at least an hour.
  • Mix all the cooked beans with diced onion and add the dressing. toss the salad to evenly mix the dressing. 



2 cups Besan
1 large finely chopped Onion
1 finely chopped Green Chilli
1 bunch leaves finely chopped Coriander
1 tsp Ajwain
1 tsp Black Pepper Powder
1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1 tsp Chat Masala
1 tsp Coriander Powder
1- 1 1/2 cup water to make batter
Oil for cooking
Salt to taste

How to make besan ka cheela:
  • Put all the ingredients except water in a big bowl.
  • Now start adding small quantities of water to make a smooth batter, so that there should be no lumps in it.
  • Add water till it comes to a dropping consistency or just like dosa batter. now keep it aside.
  • Now heat a non-stick- tawa or heavy bottom frying pan, then turn the heat on medium. put little oil on tawa [1tsp.] & spread 1 serving spoonful of batter evenly on it.
  • Cover it with lid just for a minute so that it should cook inside also. then remove lid, put some more oil on the top & turn it upside down.
  • Let it be brown & crispy from both sides.
  • Repeat the same with rest of the batter.
  • Serve hot with green chutney or sause. it can be taken with toast also.


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