Garlic and Mint Seasoned Bread

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Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp ghee (butter)
  • 3 tbsp milk powder
  • 1 tsp yeast
  • 100 milligrams warm water
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp plain yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Seasoning:

  • 2 tbsp garlic seasoning
  • 1 tbsp chopped mint

Mix these together.

Procedure:

Add the yeast to the water, mix in the milk powder, yogurt, egg, sugar, and salt. Make sure to add these in the order written. When it is mixed, add the flour. Mix well. In a bowl or plate, cover your hands in butter and knead well into a smooth dough. Then cover it and set aside to rise for 2 hours, until it is doubled in size. Do this at room temperature.

Once it has risen, cut the dough into 8 equal pieces. Shape the dough squares and place them in a baking tin. Add half the seasoning. Cover for 20 minutes.

Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, until it is golden brown. When it is baked, if you want it to shine, add a glaze of 1 tbsp water and 1 tbsp olive oil. Add rest of the seasoning on top. Enjoy!

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Masala Pearl Rice

 

IMG_7757.JPGIngredients:

  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 2 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 1/3 cup chopped onions
  • 1 tbsp mint
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp red chili pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 1/2 cups pearl rice
  • 2 1/2 cups water

Procedure:

Add the oil, onions, ginger, and cumin seed in a pan. Toast them on medium heat until golden brown. Then gradually add all the spices and toast for another 5 minutes. Add the rice and water as well, and cover the pan with a lid. On medium heat let the rice cook until it is ready. Enjoy!

If you want to make it faster, make it in a steam/rice cooker.

Rice Paper Wraps

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Ingredients:

Stuffing:

  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup carrots
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp chopped basil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Toast all the ingredients together.

Sauce:

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp aniseed
  • Rice Paper
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese of your choice

Boil all the ingredients together, beside the rice paper and mozzarella

Make the wraps, add the sauce and cheese on top and enjoy!

Pea Paneer

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Ingredients/Materials:

  • 1 cup paneer
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 cup tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt (according to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper (according to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon Kashmiri Red Chili Powder
  • 2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/3 cup peas
  • 2 tbsp chopped green chili
  • 2 tbsp dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup chopped olives
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (add w/ cream)
  • 3 badi elachi
  • 1 tsp long
  • 1 tsp jeera powfer

Procedure:

In a pan on high heat, add the olive oil. When the oil gets hot, add the onions. When the onions are lightly browned, add all other ingredients one by one, mixing each in, besides paneer, water, and cream. Cook for 5-10 min. What you are making right now is the Masala. When the masala turns into a paste, add the paneer, and water.  Boil for 15 min. Add cream and walnuts, mix, and cover for 10 min. Garnish with coriander leaves and enjoy!

Pickle Daal

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Ingredients/Materials:

  • 1 cup massoor daal
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 2 tablespoons coriander leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 1 tbsp Garlic paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Hieng (Available at most Indian grocery suppliers)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped cucumber pickles
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves

Procedure:

Boil all the ingredients together except for the cucumbers. Cook until the daal is soft. Then add the pickles. Mix. Cover for 10 minutes. Enjoy! Garnish with coriander leaves

 

Salad Pasta

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups pasta (boiled)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup tomato paste
  • 2 cups cheese
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp basil
  • garlic seasoning
  • 2 cups salad
  • 1/2 olives
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup chips

Procedure: Mix all the ingredients, sprinkle some cheese on top, and bake for 20 minutes. Enjoy!

Chatpata Potatoes

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups medium butter potatoes (peeled, and boiled)
  • 1 cup tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp kashmiri mirch
  • 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cloves
  • 3 cardamom
  • 1 tbsp rai
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp chopped green chilli

Procedure: In a pan, on high heat, add the oil and the ginger garlic paste. Then gradually add all of the spices and toast them. Then add the tomato ketchup and water. Boil for 5 minutes. After that, add the potatoes. Cook for 5 minutes. Then add the yogurt off to the side when you serve it. Eat with khasta kachori. Enjoy!