Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Paneer Lajawab

Paneer and matar simmered in luscious gravy…. A must try recipe!!!


200 gm Cottage cheese
50 gm Peas (optional)
2 cardamom pods
1 cinnamon stick
2-3 cloves
1 bay leaf
1 tsp red chilli powder
¼ tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp coriander powder
¼ tsp garam masala
2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp sugar 
Salt to taste
Hot water, as required
Coriander leaves

Ground to paste

1 large onion
2 large tomatoes
7-8 cashews
1-inch ginger
4-5 cloves garlic
1 green chilli


  • Heat oil in pan; add cinnamon, cardamoms, cloves and bay leaf.
  • Add grounded paste and all spices and cook about 7-8 min or till oil separates.
  • Add peas and little hot water and cook till peas turn soft.
  • Fry cottage cheese cubes in a non-stick pan with little oil or butter.
  • Now add cottage cheese cubes to the gravy and cook covered for a min.
  • Adjust consistency by adding hot water.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Hummus and Cucumber Sandwich

Easy and delicious sandwich recipe with goodness of hummus and cucumber….


3/4 cup boiled chick peas
1 tsp sesame seeds
3 tbsp olive oil
4 cloves garlic
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp yogurt
Salt to taste
Cucumber, sliced
Chilli flakes
8 Bread slices


  • Roast sesame seeds for a minute. (They should not turn brown.)
  • Combine the sesame seeds, garlic, lemon juice, curd, oil, salt and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste.
  • Add the cooked chick peas and blend again till smooth. If the mixture is too thick, add 2 to 3 tbsp of the strained water and blend well.
  • For sandwich, spread generous amount of hummus on a bread slice, layer cucumber and then sprinkle chilli flakes.
  • Cover with other slice. Grill or enjoy as it is….