Thursday, August 16, 2012

Tofu Chilli Cheese Paratha...

We love parathas like anything....I usually try making parathas with each and everything....When we were in India I hardly used to make parathas and would completely stick to boring chapatis and salad for dinner.We discovered our love towards paratha after coming to US.I used to practice palak and methi parathas but here from my friend I learned the concept of stuffed paratha and was extremely delighted...I practice many kinds of stuffed paratha every alternate day.This time I wanted to try something different...Yes!.Jara hatke!
I remembered that Tofu was lying in my refrigerator since long and I wanted to get rid of it soon...hence decided to make stuffed parathas of Tofu with the combination of chilli and cheese...Parathas came out preety good...My husband enjoyed it as paneer stuffed parathas in his luch box and when he returned from office...I told him about parathas he was surprised and replied sahi...meaning he also loved it!Hope you all will try the same...and enjoy it as we did....Here is the recipe for all of you...

Tofu Chilli Cheese Paratha

a)For Making dough
wheat flour-2 cups
2 tsp of oil
pinch of salt
Warm Water as per your need while making dough.

b)For Filling
Tofu 1/2 cube
1 small sized boiled potato
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
1 tsp red chilli powder
3-4 tbsp of grated cheese of your choice
salt as per your taste

1.Prepare dough as you normally prepare while making chapatis.Addition of oil makes it soft.
2.Now for filling...Take shredded tofu...remove it from refrigerator and water few mins in advance
3.To this add mashed potato,red chilli powder,cheese,salt and coriander leaves.
4.Mix well everything together and use this stuffing while making parathas.
5.Roll parathas like one we practice making puran poli or modak.
6.Fry these parathas until they become light brown in color on tawa or pan or griddle.
7.Use oil or ghee while roasting it on tawa.
8 Your parathas are ready you can enjoy it with any kind of raita or salad or with simply curd/dahi...It tastes awesome..and is quite filling....Do tell me whether you liked it or not after experimenting with it.

Note:Serve hot!Enjoy this with butter....

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Homemade Naan Without Yeast

"Naan" is a name well-known in Indian cooking, and this is one kind of leavened flatbread that is appreciated all around the world, by Indians and non-Indians alike.

Soft and tender, Naan can be made with several different variations,say it be butter naan or garlic naan... but I bet every one loves a bite of simple naan! It pairs well with any kind of curry,mix vegetable and is filling as well as appealing to the eye. Determined to try a homemade Naan recipe without yeast, I set out on an adventure last weekend, and was happy to find one of the recipe on internet which was truly of my type so also easy and simple but quick...which resulted into Naans that turned out nice and fluffy!

Naans are traditionally cooked in a Tandoor or earthern oven but can also be made in your oven at home. The dough for Naans needs to be made in advance so factor that into the preparation time.nevertheless, My experiment was absolutely successful, and my hubby was happy ..we enjoyed along with methi matar malai!...Everytime we used to enjoy naan at restaurants,I would dream of making it at home....last weekend with the successful preparation of naans at home my dream came I would like to post my recipe for you all which is simple and makes use of tawa instead of any one can do it easily....


All purpose flour-2 cups
Fresh thick curd-1/2 cup
Warm milk-1/2 cup
sugar-1/2 tsp
salt-1 tsp
Baking powder-3/4 tsp
Baking soda-3/4 tsp
melted ghee-4 tsp

1.Mix together all purpose flour,sugar,salt,baking powder and baking soda thoroughly.
2.Add thick curd to it.
3.Now add ghee to it.
4.While checking for consistency add warm milk to it.
5.Make soft dough of it.
6.Allow it to rest for at least 1/2 an hour and then start making naans of it.

Note:You can bake them in oven also...but I baked them on tawa itself....
You can enjoy this with any masala sabzi...

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