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Paneer Paratha

Here is another breakfast item that can be prepared ahead of time and cooked when you are ready to eat. 



Whole Wheat flour: 1 cupWater : 1/2 cup (more as needed)Salt: pinch

Paneer : 1 cub gratedonion: 1 small finely choppedSalt : to tasteRed Chilli powder : 1/2 tsp (more depending on how spicy you like)Green Chilli: 2-3 finely choppedCoriander powder: 1/2 tspCumin powder: 1/2 tspCoriander Leaves : 1 tsp (finely Chopped)
We would also need:
Dry flour and some extra oil for roiling and making the paratha.

For the dough mix flour, salt and water together and knit into a nice soft dough.
Cover it with a damp cloth and keep for 10-15 mins before using for parathas.
For the stuffing
Mix all the ingredients well.
At this point we can taste for flavor and add salt if required.
Making the Paratha:
Divide the dough and stuffing into 6 equal parts. The stuffing balls should be about 1 1/2 times larger than the dough balls.
Roll the dough into 3 inch diameter circles. Place…

Jain Mixed Vegetable Curry

We normally cook with onion and garlic and relish it a lot as well. On an auspicious occasion like sankratri, ganesh caturthi and many more when eating onion garlic is prohibited, you start wondering what to cook. So here is a version of mixed vegetable curry prepared without onion and garlic.

Potatoes:2 medium cut into small cubes and soaked in waterCarrot:1 medium cut into small cubesFrench beans: 1/2 a cup (Cut into 1/2 inch )Corn kernel : 1/4 cupShelled green peas:1/4 cupOil:2 tablespoonsCumin seeds:1/2 teaspoonSaltto tasteTurmeric powder:1/4 teaspoonPaneer (cottage cheese):50 gramsBrown bread slices:3Coriander powder:1 tablespoonRed chilli powder:1/2 teaspoonGinger paste:1 tablespoonTomato puree:1/4 cupFresh coriander leaves,chopped:1 tablespoon
Heat oil in a non stick pan, add cumin seeds. 
When the seeds begin to change colour, add potatoes, carrot, salt and turmeric powder and mix well. Cover and cook.
Cut paneer into small cubes.
Roughly tear brown bread slic…

Walnut Banana Bread

Here is another variation of simple banana bread, that was a real hit with my friends.


All purpose flour: 2 cupsSugar: 2/3 cupBaking powder: 2tspSalt: 3/4 tspEgg: 1 largeMilk: 3/4 cupVegetable oil: 1/3 cupVanilla Extract: 1 tspRipe Banana: 1 cup mashed Walnuts: 1 1/3 cup chopped
Preheat the oven at 350F
In a bowl mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
In another bowl combine egg, milk, oil and vanilla and blend well.
Add the the dry mixture to the wet ingredients stirring just until the dry ingredients are moistened.
Flod in mashed banana and 1 cup walnuts.
pour the batter into the greased pan.
Sprinkle with rest of the walnuts.
Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let in cook in the pan for 10 mins.
Remove from the pan and cool on a wire rack.
Slice and serve it with a hot cup of tea or coffee and enjoy.
Till then happy blogging