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Palak paneer (cottage cheese with spinach)

This is my third recipe on paneer  or cottage cheese.

Paneer or Cottage Cheese is also known as Indian Cheese. It is an important part of Indian cuisines. It is generally made by curding heated milk with lemon juice or vinegar.

      Paneer consist of 4 percent fat and 11 percent protein. So it is a high source of protein. There are many health benefits of paneer. Paneer is very good in taste and there are many varieties of dishes of paneer such as sahi paneer, paneer butter masala, paneer tikka masala , dhania paneer, matar paneer etc. etc.

Palak paneer  or cottage cheese with spinach  is a simple dish of Indian cuisine. It's very easy to prepare and very yummy too. Serve palak paneer with roti (Indian bread). I am using here very less amount of spices and cooked it in a very home style manner.

Ingredients:

• 250 gms of paneer

• A bunch of spinach

• 1 onion chopped

• 1 tomato chopped

• 1/2 cup cream

• 1/3 tbsp whole cumin seeds

• 1/3 tbsp ajwain

• 1/2 tbsp cumin powder

• 1/2 tbsp c…

Assamese hukoti mass (dry fish) recipe with grilled eggplant

Hukoti means ground dry fishes. Dry fishes before grounding dried on smoke over the top of open fire cooking stove by the village people.

In this recipe I am using grilled eggplant.  This recipe is similar to Punjabi baingan ka bharta.  But I am adding an Assamese twist here by adding ground dry fishes (hukoti) .

INGREDIENTS :

• 1 eggplant

• 1 onion chopped

• 1 tomato chopped

• 2-3 tbsp ground dry fishes(hukoti)

• 2-3 green chillies chopped

• 1/3 tbsp turmeric powder

• 1/3 tbsp cumin powder

• 1/3 tbsp coriander powder

• 1/3 tbsp red chilli powder

 • 1/2 cup chopped coriander leaves

• 2 tbsp oil
&
• salt to taste



METHOD :

On a gas cook top roast the eggplant  straight on the burner. Keep turning the eggplant  till all the skin on the eggplant is charred and the inner flesh looks really soft.Let the eggplant become cool itself. Peel off and discard the charred skin. Mash the eggplant. Keep aside. In a pan heat oil. Add chopped onions. Fry till translucent . Add chopped tomatoes.  Fry…

How to cook Sticky Rice in a pressure cooker (without soaking for hours)

sticky rice 
cooked sticky rice 
Sticky rice or bora saul is a part of  Assamese cuisine.  Sticky rice is basically used in making different snacks (pithas)  during Bihu festivities. I like to eat sticky rice in breakfast.  Sticky rice is served with milk, cream, yogurt and jaggery. But I like to eat sticky rice with vegetables (Sabji).

Cooking sticky rice is very easy.  I used to cook sticky rice in pressure cooker.  No need to soak for hours. Here is the step by step procedure of making sticky rice.


INGREDIENTS :

 2 cups of sticky rice 2 cups of water 1 tbsp cooking oil

METHOD:

Step1 : Take two cups of sticky rice in a large bowl.



Step 2 : Rinse sticky rice under running water.


Step  3 : In a pressure cooker pan  pour the sticky rice.  Add 2 cups of water.


Step 4 : Add 1 tbsp cooking oil.


Step 5 : Close the lid of the cooker. In law heat cook for 1 whistle.


Step 6 : Remove from heat.  Let the cooker open itself.


Step 7 : Now the sticky rice is ready to serve.



Sticky rice served with green chu…

Fish pulao

Fish pulao is a tasty Indian  recipe which I cooked last sunday.  So today I'm sharing this delicious recipe with you. Serve this recipe in lunch or dinner with raita, pickle or veg salad.

INGREDIENTS:
For rice
• 1 cup basmati rice
•  onion finely chopped
• 15-20 cashew nuts
• 2 green cardamom
• 1 inch cinnamon stick
• 3 cloves
• 4-5 tbsp cooking oil
 • 2 tbsp ghee ( clarified butter )
• Salt -1/3 tbs
• Sugar - 2 tbsp

For fish
• 250 gms fish(any) cut into medium cube sized pieces
•1/2 tbsp turmeric Powder
• 1/2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
• 1 onion chopped
• 1 tomato chopped
• 2 tbsp cream
• 1/3 tbsp cumin powder
• 1/3 tbsp coriander powder
• 1/3 tbsp red chili powder
• 2 to 3 tbsp oil
&
• salt to taste



METHOD:

1. Wash the rice under running water. Drain and keep aside.

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

3. In a pan heat oil. Fry the fish pieces.  Drain and keep aside.

 4. In the remaining oil  add chopped onions, saute  till  light brown, add g…

Bread pulao

No one can deny that everyone has two pieces of  bread left in the bread bin which you will throw up in the dustbin next morning. So you can make this delicious  bread  pulao in just a few minutes from those leftover breads.  You can also use leftover cooked veg sabji or leftover cooked meat pieces in this recipe. You can also use leftover vegetables from your refrigerator. You may have two three pieces of beans, carrots, cauliflower or broccoli leftover in the refrigerator.  So let's make a delicious leftover Indian style  bread pulao recipe in a few minutes.

Bread Pulao Recipe 
📎Course : Snacks  📎Cuisine : Indian 🔪Preparation Time : 15 minutes ♨Cooking Time : 20minutes 🕞Total : 35 minutes
🍴Servings : 4



INGREDIENTS:

4 pieces of bread slices 1/2 cup chopped vegetables ( carrot, french beans,  cabbage, cauliflower etc.)1 small onion chopped1 small tomato chopped2 tbsp tomato sauce1/2 tsp cumin powder1/2 tsp coriander powder1/2 tsp red chilli powder1/2 tsp garam masala powder2 tbsp c…

Dhania paneer

Paneer or Cottage Cheese is also known as Indian Cheese. It is an important part of Indian cuisines. It is generally made by curding heated milk with lemon juice or vinegar.

      Paneer consist of 4 percent fat and 11 percent protein. So it is a high source of protein. There are many health benefits of paneer. Paneer is very good in taste and there are many varieties of dishes of paneer such as sahi paneer, paneer butter masala, paneer tikka masala , palak paneer, matar paneer etc. etc.

Dhania paneer  or cottage cheese with coriander is a simple dish of Indian cuisine. It's very easy to prepare and very yummy too. Serve dhania paneer with roti (Indian bread). I am using here very less amount of spices and cooked it in a very home style manner.

Ingredients:

.• 250 gms of paneer

• 3/4 cup of chopped coriander leaves

• 1 onion chopped

• 2-3 tbsp tomato sauce

• 1/2 cup cream

• 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder

• 1/2 tbsp cumin powder

• 1/2 tbsp coriander powder

• 1/2 tbsp red chilli powder

• 1/…

Dry fish with colocasia leaves

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. There are many varieties of colocasia found in this region. In this recipe  I am using small colocasia  plant's leaves with stems.


There are many varieties of dry  fish  available in the market. Here  in this recipe I am using small dry fish which are dried on smoke over the open fire cooking stove by the village people.


INGREDIENTS:


A bunch of colocasia leaves with stems2 tbsp lentil10-15 dry fish1/2 tbsp ginger garlic paste1 small onion finely chopped1/2 tbsp turmeric powder1/2 tbsp black pepper2 tbsp oil salt to taste


METHOD:


Soak dry fishes in warm water for 5 minutes.Wash colocasia leaves with stems in running water.  Chop roughly.In a pressure cooker take lentils.  Rinse and add 2 cups of water.  Add colocasia leaves with stems. Close  the lid. In high heat cook for 2-3 whistles.Remove from heat. Let t…

Pork with dry bamboo shoots

Pork with dry bamboo shoots is a great recipe that every pork lover should try it at least once in a lifetime. This recipe is so yummy and juicy which I made last week. Try this recipe with steamed rice.

You can also try other Bamboo shoot recipes:
Fish curry with bamboo shoots
Pork with bamboo shoots
Mustard greens stir fry with dry bamboo shoots
Pork with dry bamboo shoots 
📎Course : Main course  📎Cuisine : Indian 🔪Preparation Time : 15 minutes ♨Cooking Time : 30 minutes 🕞Total : 45 minutes
🍴Servings : 2

INGREDIENTS:
500 gms pork cut into pieces4 tbsp dry bamboo shoots1 onion, chopped1 tomato, chopped1/2 tbsp ginger garlic paste1/2 tsp cumin powder1/2 tsp coriander powder1/2 tsp red chilli powder1/2 tsp turmeric powder1/3 cup chopped coriander leaves2 tbsp mustard oilsalt to taste
METHOD:
Wash pork pieces under running water. In a pressure cooker  take pork pieces.  Add 2 cups of water. Close the lid.  In high heat cook for 2 whistles.  Drain and keep aside.In a bowl soak dry bamboo shoo…