Thursday, 25 August 2016

Paneer Coconut Ladoo

Paneer Coconut Ladoo for the ocassion of Janmasthami / Krishna Jayanthi.  

Janmashtami, also known as Krishna Jayanthi, a major Festival celebrated as the birthday of Bhagwan Shri Krishna. During midnight, celebrations are on, as it is believed that at that time Bhagwan Shri Krishna had appeared. Celebrations starts with great grandeur - with pujas and bhajans, temples and houses decorated with peacock feathers, flowers, etc...and pujas are done keeping the idol of baby Krishna placed on the cradle.  It is the day when women and other family members keep fast, and prepare lots of dishes as offerings to Bhagwan Shri Krishna,

Bhagwan Shri Krishna was extremely fond of eating butter (Makhan), so offerings of butter and milk related dishes are made without any doubt.

Today I am making Paneer Coconut Ladoo keeping in mind that milk based items are Lord Krishnas favorite and paneer is the ingredient I am using to make this sweet dish.

Freshly Grated Coconut 1 cup
Grated Paneer 1/2 cup
Powdered Sugar 1/4th cup
Kesar 1 pinch
Milk 2 tbsp

Firstly warm milk and add kesar to it.{slightly crushing the kesar}. Mix and keep ready aside.

In a pan, add coconut and saute for few minutes taking care that it doesnt change its color.   

Now add grated paneer into the coconut and saute for 2 - 3 minutes. Add kesar milk at this point. Mix once. Switch off flame.

Allow it to cool down.

Once cooled, add powdered sugar. Mix well. Start rolling out ladoos taking little by little.


Monday, 1 August 2016

Tandoori Mayo Paneer Frankie

Tandoori Mayo Paneer Frankie is an easy and a delicious Frankie that will surely be liked by kids as well as elders. I have used tandoori mayonnaise to bring that tandoori taste.

There are 2 steps to making this Frankie and lastly is the assembling part of the Frankie. With this Ingredients, 2 full Frankie's are made.

Lets start with making the paneer mixture for stuffing the roti - Step 1:
Paneer 200 gms
Tandoori Mayonnaise 1 tbsp
Onion 1 finely chopped
Tomato 1 finely chopped
Green Chili 1 finely chopped
Oil 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
Asafoetida 1 pinch
Salt as per taste
Freshly Chopped Coriander Leaves

Cube paneer and keep ready aside.

In a pan heat oil. Once heated, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and asafoetida. As it crackles, add green chili and onion and saute for a minute.

Now add tomato and saute until tomatoes turn soft and cooked.

Add the cubed paneer and mix once.

Now add salt, tandoori mayonnaise, freshly chopped coriander leaves and mix well. Close the lid and cook for a minute and switch the flame off.

Lets make the roti for Frankie - Step 2:
Whole Wheat flour / Atta 1 cup
Salt as per taste
Water as required for kneading

In a bowl take atta, salt and oil and kneading to make a dough using required water. We need a medium soft dough, not too hard, not too soft. keep it aside closed to allow it to rest for 15 minutes. 

Now take the dough, knead once and make small balls.

Take one ball of dough,roll it to roti like on the rolling board, with the rolling pin, using needed atta to dust for.

Heat the tawa. Once heated, place the rolled roti and allow it to cook. Flip the roti and cook, drizzle some oil and again flip it to other side and again drizzle little oil. Once done both sides, transfer it to a plate.

Now lets assemble the Frankie...
To Spread / Topping:
Fresh lettuce Leaves 
Classic mayonnaise as per needed

Take the roti in a plate. If needed cut the roti half or can use it even as one full roti.

Place the lettuce leaves. For eg. can place one or two leaves as per liking.

Now stuff the paneer mixture made in step 1. Again add the stuffing as per liking, more or less.

Now spread some classic mayonnaise and roll the roti.

Tandoori Mayo Paneer Frankie is ready....

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