Gajar Matar

I love love love winters.. With winters we get the beautiful red carrots which are a part of anything I cook now-a-days.. And the fresh peas.. Nothing like them.. Now this recipe is purely to be made when you have both of these.. because it is not the same taste with the orange carrots and the frozen peas.. 🙂

Gajar Matar

Preparation Time:- 5 mins |  Cooking Time:– 20-25 mins |  Serves:- 2-3 people

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups Carrot (Gajar) chopped in small cubes
  • 1 cup Peas (Matar)
  • 1 table spoon Mustard oil (Sarson ka tel)
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tea spoon Turmeric powder (Haldi Powder)
  • 1/4 tea spoon red chilli powder (Lal Mirch powder)
  • 1 tea spoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 & 1/2 tea spoon garam masala
  • 1 tea spoon Dry Mango powder (Amchoor Powder)

PREPARATION:

Heat the mustard oil  in a pan and add cumin seeds. Allow them to crackle.

Add the chilly powder, salt and turmeric powder to the oil. Now add the chopped vegetables and mix gently so that everything gets folded in the masala properly.

Simmer the stove and add 1/2 cup of water. Mix again and cover the lid.

Allow the vegetables to cook in steam for about 15-20  minutes, by mixing in between. Once the water dries out and the veggies gets soft sprinkle the garam masala and dry mango powder. Mix well.

SERVING:
  • Gajar Matar goes well with hot chapatis/paranthas and curd.
  • Try to add a bit ghee before serving, it will change the taste of the dish.

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Matar Paneer

I am having some tuft time everyday to decide what to cook these days.. I don’t know for some reasons I am unable to figure out which vegetable to prepare.. So recently I end up making a lot of paneer.. Matar paneer is an all time favorite i any household..

Matar Paneer

Preparation Time:- 15 mins | Cooking Time:- 1/2 hour | Serves:- 4-5 people

INGREDIENTS:

  • 200 gms Fresh Paneer diced in small cubes
  • 1 cup frozen or boiled peas (matar)
  • 2 table spoon Oil/Ghee
  • 2 tea spoon Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • 2 -3 Medium Onions finely chopped or grated
  • 2-3 Medium Tomatoes grated
  • 1 table spoon Ginger Garlic paste
  • 3 tea spoons Coriander powder (Dhania Powder)
  • 1 tea spoon of Turmeric powder (Haldi Powder)
  • 1 tea spoon of Chilly powder (Lal mirch Powder)
  • 1 tea spoon Garam Masala
  • Salt to taste

PREPARATION:

Heat the oil/ghee in a pan and add cumin seeds to it. Allow them to crackle.

Add the onions to the oil and allow them to fry till they turn light brown in color.  Now add the Coriander powder and fry for one minute.

Add the tomatoes, turmeric powder, chilly powder, garam masala, ginger garlic paste and  salt. Keep frying the tomatoes till the oil separates out.

Add the peas and paneer diced as cubes to this masala. Fold the pieces gently in the same. Add some water to make some gravy. Bring to boil and voila its done.

Cover the dish for around 5-10 mins so that the paneer pieces can soak all the flavors.

SERVING:

  • Garnish with some finely chopped fresh coriander leaves.
  • Goes well with Lachha Parantha.
  • If serving for a party, garnish with some fried Cashew (Kaju)

Served

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4 in 1 – Mixed Veg

If  you have some veggies at home which cannot fulfill one entire meal.. Don’t worry.. mix them all up.. So that you get a nice dish.. and all your veggies gets utilized.. This is a very simple mixed veggie.. You can add in any vegetable here.. I had 4 in my kitchen so named it 4 in 1..

4 in 1

Preparation Time:- 5 mins |  Cooking Time:– 20-25 mins |  Serves:- 2-3 people

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup Cauliflower (Phool Gobhi) chopped as small florets
  • 1 cup Potatoes (Aaloo) chopped in small cubes
  • 1 cup Carrot (Gajar) chopped in small cubes
  • 1 cup Peas (Matar)
  • 1 table spoon Mustard oil (Sarson ka tel)
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tea spoon Turmeric powder (Haldi Powder)
  • 1/4 tea spoon red chilli powder (Lal Mirch powder)
  • 1 tea spoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 tea spoon garam masala
  • 1 tea spoon Dry Mango powder (Amchoor Powder)

PREPARATION:

Heat the mustard oil  in a pan and add cumin seeds. Allow them to crackle.

Add the chilly powder, salt and turmeric powder to the oil. Now add the chopped vegetables and mix gently so that everything gets folded in the masala properly.

Simmer the stove and add 1/2 cup of water. Mix again and cover the lid.

Allow the vegetables to cook in steam for about 15-20  minutes, by mixing in between. Once the water dries out and the veggies gets soft sprinkle the garam masala and dry mango powder. Mix well.

SERVING:
  • Mix Veg goes well with hot chapatis/paranthas and curd.
  • Try to add a bit ghee before serving, it will change the taste of the dish.

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