Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Pasta in Tomato and Garlic sauce

My friend Shuchita, mailed a recipe of Pasta arabiatta…..it sounded yummy…I tried it on a weekend…with a few changes to make it taste like the All in one pasta served in Cream Center.
The sauce
Ingredients (serves 2)
Penne pasta (about 300 gms- I used penne, you may use any type you like)
Fine puree of 4 to 5 tomatoes
Fine paste of 8 pods of garlic 1 tspn.
1 tspn. Mixed herbs
1 tspn.
Chilli flakes
Black pepper powder (for garnishing)
3 to 4 tbspn.
Tomato Ketchup
3 cubes of cheese (I used britania)
Salt to taste 1 ½ tspn.
sugar 1 tspn.
Olive oil ½ tspn.
Cook the pasta till tender and soft, run cold water on it to avoid it from being sticky. Keep aside. Take oil in a pan, add butter, then add garlic paste, stir for half a minute, add sugar. We have to caramalise the garlic. After a minute, add tomato puree, mixed herbs, tomato ketchup, chopped cheese, salt to taste and mix well. Let it cook for a while till the cheese melts. Before you add cooked pasta, remove half a cup of your sauce aside. Then add pasta, mix well. Let it cook for a minute or so. After its blended well, switch off the flame. While serving, toss it up with the sauce you removed aside and some black pepper powder. Now drop it in you mouth and enjoy!! :) Shuchita’s recipe was more like the arabiatta pasta served at Pizza Hut….but I turned into this one…..:P Shichita sorry for the cheese I added to this pasta…I indulged ;)

Masala Dosa!

Well friends.....I am not going to give a recipe for this one....because its too simple to post.....plus...i did not even make the dosa batter at home :P so just posting some photos....enjoy :)

It looks so beautiful....black tawa and white dosa :P

Crisp Brown Dosas ....:)

Some brown and soft ...:P

Some with Masala potato sabzi and sambar....drop some ghee sinfully in your sambar...it tastes yum!!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Palak Paneer

I don’t like Palak very much. But when I toss it with paneer I love it. I made Palak Paneer when Amit’s cousin had come to our place with his family and everyone loved it. So here’s the recipe. I am sure all of you must be making it and loving it too.
Ingredients (Serves 2)
2 bunches of spinach leaves
1 or 2 medium size onions finely chopped
1 tomato finely chopped
2 tbspn. Ginger garlic paste
150 gms Paneer cubes (I used amul)
Oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida, turmeric powder for tempering
½ tspn. Red chilli powder
Cream (optional)
Salt to taste
1 tspn. Sugar
Cook the spinach leaves in boiling water till tender, grind it till fine paste. Keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, after they putter, add asafoetida, turmeric powder. Then add ginger garlic paste, fry till golden brown, add onion, fry still transparent, add tomatoes, cook for a while till tomatoes become tender. Now, you can either grind this mixture after cooling it or keep it as it is. I did not grind it. After cooking tomatoes for a while, I added the cooked spinach paste. Add salt, sugar and chilli powder. Cover and cook for half a minute, now add the paneer cubes. Cover the lid and cook for a minute. You may top this yummy dish with some cream, but I did not (have become cal conscious you see ;)
It tastes really delicious!!