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8 simple and easy Indo-Chinese recipes

Indo-Chinese recipes are becoming very popular now a days. Everyone likes to order Indo-Chinese at hotels.  But we can make Indo- Chinese at home in a simple and homly manner.  So that kids can also enjoy eating Indo-Chinese.  Here are 8 different Indo-Chinese recipes cooked in a very simple way.  It's very easy to cook. So let's learn it.
Chilli paneer
Chilli paneer is the veg version of Indo-Chinese recipe.  Paneer or cottage cheese or Indian cheese is used in this recipe.  It's a very tasty recipe and can be served as a starter or side dish with roti or nun. For recipe .......
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Chilli chicken & fried rice

.Chilli chicken & Fried rice are my all time favorite Indo- Chinese recipes.  Chilli chicken and fried rice is a good combination of Indo-Chinese recipes.  So I am posting these two recipes in one post. Both are very easy to cook as I described it in a very simple manner.  For the recipes. ......
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Chilli fish

Chilli fish is again a very si…

Chilli Paneer

Chilli Paneer is the veg version of chilli chicken recipe. In India there are many people who are pureveg. So this recipe is for those vegetarian people. Indian cheese or cottage cheese is very popular in India.  It's taste is very yummy.  Chilli paneer can be served as a starter or as a side dish with roti or naan or rice etc.

Ingredients:

• 400  gms cottage cheese
• 1 big onion
• 1 capsicum
• 1 tomato
• 3-4 garlic cloves chopped
• 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
• 1/2 tbsp vinegar
• 1 tbsp tomato sauce
• 1/2 tbsp chilli sauce
• 2 tbsp cooking oil
• 1 tbsp corn flour
• 1/2 tbsp red chilli powder
• salt to taste

Method:

Cut cottage cheese in cube sized pieces.

Rub cheese pieces with corn flour,  salt and red chilli powder by sprinkling some water in it.

In a pan heat oil. Fry paneer pieces till colour changes.  Drain and keep aside.

Make slices of onion, capsicum and tomato.

In the remaining oil add garlic, onion and capsicum pieces.  Stir and fry.

Add tomato pieces.

Add fried paneer pieces…

Brinjal sabzi with sesame seeds

Brinjal sabzi with sesame seeds is a very tasty dish.  Its taste is little sweet and little sour.  Tamarind makes it sour and jaggery makes it sweet. Its a side dish generally served with plain rice.

Ingredients:

• 1 big brinjal or eggplant
• 1 potato
• 1 tbsp tamarind pulp
• 1 small piece of jaggery
• 2 tbsp black sesame seeds
• 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder
• 1/3 tbsp cumin powder
• 1/2 tbsp red chilli powder
• 1/3 tbsp garam masala
powder
• 1/4 tbsp panch phoron
• 2 tbsp oil
• salt to taste

Method:

Make slices of the brinjal or eggplant.  Soak in salty water for few minutes.  Drain and keep aside.

Peel the potato.  Make equal sized slices as brinjal.

In medium heat roast sesame seeds in a pan. In a grinder make a paste by adding some water.

In a pan heat oil. Add panch phoron. When crackling add potato slices.  Stir and add turmeric,  cumin and red chilli powder.  Mix well and cook for few minutes.  Cover the pan. Stir occasionally.

Add salt and brinjal or eggplant slices. Stir and add…

Ladies' fingers (okra) with mustard seeds

Okra or ladies' fingers is a very healthy vegetable loaded with nutrients. I like to eat okra and like to add it in many dishes.  I add okra in fish curries, meat curries,  veg curries, lentil curries etc. Sometimes when I get no time for cooking 2-3 dishes I add okra in meat or fish currys. I often cook okra stir fry. But sometimes getting bored of cooking and eating the same dish. So  adding mustard seeds paste brings new taste to the recipe. Ladies finger or okra with mustard seeds  is a very simple recipe.  It can be served as a side dish with rice.



INGREDIENTS:

10-15 okra or ladies' fingers 2 tbsp yellow mustard seeds2 green chillies1/3 tbsp nigella seeds1/3 tbsp turmeric 1/3 tbsp cumin seeds powder1/3 tbsp coriander seeds powder2 tbsp mustard oil1/3 tbsp garam masalaSalt to taste

METHOD:

Wash ladies' fingers or okra in running water. Cut both the ends and make two parts of each.Soak yellow mustard seeds in warm water for half an hour. Make a fine paste of it and also ad…

colocasia leaves fritters

Pan fried colocasia leaves fritters is a very simple recipe.  It can be serve as a snack with tea or as a starter. It can also be served as a side this with rice.

Colocasia is a tropical plant found in entire northeast India.  Its every part is edible.  Its leaves, stems and roots.  But Some may not like it. And some may be allergic to it. In this recipe use only baby leaves.  Leaves which are rolling out.

colocasia leaves fritters/ Kosu pator bor
INGREDIENTS:

Colocasia leaves (baby leaves) 6-8 (small)Besan or chickpea flour 1 cup Rice flour 1 tbsp1/2 tbsp turmeric1/2 tbsp cumin powder1/2 tbsp red chilli powder Oil required for fryingsalt to taste

METHOD:


Wash colocasia leaves and soak them in salty water for some time.For batter take a bowl. Add chickpea flour+rice flour+turmeric+cumin powder+red chilli powder+salt.Add water as required.  Mix them properly.  Don't make it too thick or too thin.Now in a pan heat oil. Dip the colocasia leaves one by one into the batter. Fry them in oi…

Fish curry with tamarind and poppy seeds

Continuing with my fish recipes, now this one is a very yummy one. I personally love this recipe.  The recipe taste little sour and little sweet as because of tamarind and jaggery .  Mint gives an extra flavor to the recipe.  Poppy seeds' paste is used to make the gravy thicker.

Ingredients:

• 4 pieces fish (any)
• 1/2 cup poppy seeds paste
• 1 small piece of jaggery
• 8-9 mint leaves chopped
• 1 onion chopped
• 1/4 cup tamarind pulp
• 2 cardamom
• 2 cloves
• 1 small piece of cinnamon
• 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder
• 1/3 tbsp cumin powder
• 1/3 tbsp coriander powder
• 1/2 tbsp red chilli powder
• 1/3 tbsp garam masala
• 2 tbsp oil &
• salt to taste

Method:

Wash fish pieces under running water.  Rub with salt and turmeric.

In a pan heat oil. Fry fish piece. Drain, keep aside.

In the remaining oil add  cardamom,  cinnamon and cloves. Add chopped onions. Fry till light brown.

Add poppy seeds paste. Stir and mix. Add turmeric,  cumin, coriander and red chilli powder.  Stir and mix.

Colocasia flower recipe

Colocasia flower is light yellow in colour.  It has one petal only and is edible.  Every part of a colocasia plant is edible.  Its leaves,  stems, flowers and roots all are edible. In my blog I have shared many colocasia recipes, but this is my first recipe on colocasia flower. This dish can be served as a side dish with rice.

Ingredients:


 5-6 colocasia flowers 1 tomato chopped 1 tbsp grated fermented bamboo shoot 1/2 tbsp ginger garlic paste 1 small onion chopped 1/3 tbsp turmeric powder 1/2 tbsp red chilli powder 1/3 tbsp cumin seeds power 1/3 tbsp coriander powder 2 tbsp mustard oil & salt to taste

Method:

Remove the petal of colocasia flower. Wash under running water and chopped it. In salty water boil it for 5 minutes. Drain and keep it aside.In a pan heat oil. Add ginger garlic paste and chopped onions. Fry till onion turns light brown in colour. Add turmeric powder, cumin powder,  coriander powder and red chilli powder.  Stir and fry.Add chopped tomatoes. Fry til oil separates…