Tandoori Fish

This is a very simple fish fry dish.....I make this very similar to tandoori chicken...

I mix all the ingredients and marinate the fish with it for few hours and shallow fry it........Basically all tandoori food are cooked in oven....But I like to shallow fry my tandoori fish....

Another simple way of making to tandoori fish is......I buy tandoori chicken masala from store and use it for fish and cook as directed in the box....This make work little bit easy.....But making our own masala tastes great right?....

Ingredients :

Fish slice -7 pieces
Red chili powder – 2 teaspoon
Garam masala powder – 1 teaspoon
Lemon juice - 2 teaspoon
Ginger garlic paste – 2 teaspoon
Turmeric powder – 1/4teaspoon
Food colour – 1 pinch
Salt as required
Oil for shallow frying

Procedure :

1. Mix all the ingredients and make a thick paste.

2. Apply the paste on the fish slices and marinate for 2 hours.

3. Pour 1/2 inch oil on a skillet and shallow fry all the fish slices.

Spinach Alfredo Gnocchi With Vegetable Patties

My Spinach Alfredo Gnocchi With Vegetable Patties is an Indo Italian dish. Yes, gnocchi is an Italian dish and vegetable patties is Indian dish. They both match very nicely.....

Ingredients :

Gnocchi - 1 lb(I used store bought one)
Onions - 1 large
Spinach - 1 cup(cut into Julian)
Garlic - 3 cloves
Green Chillies - 2
Alfredo sauce - 1 1/2 cup (recipe follows)
Dried Oregano - 1 teaspoon
Salt for taste
Extra virgin olive oil - 2 tablespoon

Procedure :

1. In a heavy bottom skillet add olive oil and add chopped onions and garlic and saute for 5 mins.

2. Now add the dried oregano. Cut the green chillies into fine pieces and add it along with the spinach.

3. In the mean while bring a large pot of water to boil and cook the gnocchi as directed in the box.

4. After the spinach is wilted add the Alfredo sauce and bring it to boil and add the cooked gnocchi, salt and pepper. Finally sprinkle it with Parmesan cheese.

Alfredo sauce:

Ingredients :

Butter - 1/2 cup
Heavy cream - 2/3 cup
Grated Parmesan cheese - 1 1/4 cup
Nutmeg - 1/4 teaspoon

Procedure :

1. Heat butter and cream in saucepan until butter is melted. Remove from heat.
2. Add 1 cup Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and nutmeg.
3. Stir until sauce is blended and fairly smooth.

Vegetable patties:

These are also called as vegetable cutlet.

Ingredients :

Potatoes - 2 big (boiled and mashed)
Carrot - 1
Green beans - 4 to 5
Green peas - 1/4 cup
Red Bell pepper - 1
Green Bell pepper - 1
Green onions - 2
Fresh white bread - 4 slice
Ginger garlic paste - 1 teaspoon
Red chilly powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Coriander powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Coriander leaves - 1/2 bunch
Garam masala powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Bread crumbs - 1 cup

Procedure :

1. Cut all the vegetables into small cubes and cook them and set it aside.

2. In a large bowl mash the potatoes and add all the cooked vegetables and all the seasoning, ginger garlic, chopped green onions, salt.

3. Soak the bread in water and squeeze it immediately and put it in the bowl and repeat it with the remaining bread.

4. Mix the mixture nicely and form it in the shape of patties. Then roll the patties on bread crumbs and set it aside.

5. These patties can be baked in the oven or they can be shallow fried in the skillet.

Linzer Cookies

Linzer cookies are sandwich cookies.....They buttery and delicious. This is my favorite cookies.....

Ground almond make these cookies more richer. Raspberry preserves can be substituted by any other preservers......I some times use apricot preserves, they are equally delicious.

Ingredients :

Almonds - 1/2 cup
All purpose flour - 2 cups
Unsalted butter - 1 cup(2 sticks)
Granulated sugar - 2/3 cup
Egg - 2
Salt - 1/4 teaspoon
Vanilla extract - 2 teaspoon
Zest of 1 lemon
Icing or Powdered Sugar for dusting
Raspberry preserves - 1/2 cup

Procedure :

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

1. Toast almonds in a baking pan until skins begin to loosen, about 6 minutes. Rub the nuts with a kitchen towel to remove skins as much as possible. Then cool to room temperature.

2. Now grind the almonds as fine as possible. (1 or 2 teaspoon sugar can be added to make the mixture grind Finlay and easily)

3. Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt in a small bowl.

4. Cream together butter and brown sugar in a large bowl until pale and fluffy.

5. Add nut mixture and beat until combined well.

6. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Now add flour Little by Little and from a dough.

7. With floured hands, form dough into a ball and flatten it into a 5-inch disk. Wrap in plastic wrap, chill it until firm, at least 2 hours.

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

8. Roll out the disk of dough into 1/8 inch thick. Using a round cookie cutter, cut as many rounds as possible.

9. Now using a small shape cutter( I used heart shape cutter) cut the center of the already cut out round cookies. Half of the round cookies must be left plain.

10. Transfer all the cookies to a ungreased cookie sheet. Bake the cookies for 10 to 15 mins or until edges are golden. Remove and cool them completely.

11. Now spread the raspberry preserves on the round side of the baked cookies. Dust the powder sugar on the other half of the cookies(Which has the heart shape cuts on them) and top it with the cookie which has the raspberry preserves(like a sandwich)

Carrot Halwa

Carrot halwa is one of the traditional sweet in Punjab cuisine....Popularly known as "gajar halwa"... They are simple and Delicious....
Carrots are most healthiest vegetable....

Carrot halwa is one of my favorite dessert.....This can be made in both stove top and as well as in the microwave.....The only difference is it cooks fast in microwave... So I love making it....If I have any unexpected guest to my house.....The only dessert I make is carrot halwa, as all the ingredients are available in my pantry and refrigerator.....

I cook the carrots with milk in the microwave with some flavoring and then add milkmaid to it. How simple is this............Can't go wrong with it..... The same thing can be done in stove top also......

Well this is my contribution to RCI - PUNJAB.... Richa of As Dear As Salt .... is hosting this month's event....All the best Richa.......

Ingredients :

Carrot - 2 cups grated
Milk - 1/2 cup
Condensed Milk - 1 cup
Cardamom - 1 tablespoon
Saffron - Few pinches
Ghee - 2 tablespoon
Toasted nuts - few for garnish( I used almonds)

Procedure :

1. Place the grated carrots and ghee in a heavy microwavable dish and keep it in high for few mins.

2. Now add milk, saffron and cardamom powder to the bowl and cook(in microwave) the carrots until done and all the milk is absorbed (if needed more milk can be added until the carrot is cooked).

3. Now add the condensed milk and cook(in microwave) until the mixture is thickened.

4. Now garnish with toasted almonds.

Watermelon Skewers

One of the most easy and fruity appetizer is my watermelon skewers. I love this because they are so cool and of course they are very easy to make. Perfect for summer parties.

Watermelon is a very cool fruit perfect for summer. They are popular for there crunchy texture and for there coolness, so i dint want to make something which is going to change the crunchiness and the coolness of it.....So i thought of making something special to go along with it......And came up with this dip.

I mix cream cheese and tangy sour cream and lime juicy for some freshness. I also add some honey for sweetness. For more freshness and brightness i also add mint and chill it for some time. And serve with watermelon.

This is a very refreshing dip for summer fruits.......especially for watermelon because the crunch from the watermelon and the creaminess from the dip marry together greatly...And become a perfect appetizer or a evening snacks for summer... Coooooolllllllll.....

This is my contribution to AFAM - Watermelon... Jai and Bee of Jugalbandi.... is hosting this month's event....All the best Jai and Bee.......

Ingredients :

For Skewers:
Watermelon Cubes - 2 cups
Lemon cubes - 1/2 cup
Mint Leaves chopped - 1 tablespoon
Honey - For Drizzling
Lemon Zest - For decoration

For Dip:
Cream cheese - 4 Ounce
Sour Cream - 1/4 cup
Honey - 1 tablespoon
Mint Leaves - Finely Chopped
Lemon juice - 1 teaspoon

Procedure :

For the Dip: Mix all the Indigents to a smooth mixture and store it in the refrigerator until served.

For the Skewers: Cut the watermelon and lemons into cubes and skewer as desires and place it on a plate. Now for some decoration drizzle it with some honey and then sprinkle them with some lemon zest and mint.

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