SIMPLE FOOD RECIPES BY RENU

20. KHEER AND ALOO KACHORI / FESTIVE SEASON PAKWAN

Kheer is almost everyone’s favorite and mostly prepared during festive seasons. And Kachori’s can be prepared with potato stuffing and any-other choice of stuffing. Kheer and aloo Kachori’s go so well together. And my personal favorite too.

Rice Kheer and Aloo Kachori

Category : Lunch /Dinner

Serves  – 3-4

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 45 minutes

About the Recipe

Kheer is almost everyone’s favorite and mostly prepared during festive seasons. And Kachori’s can be prepared with potato stuffing and any-other choice of stuffing. Kheer and aloo Kachori’s go so well together. And my personal favorite too.  

Ingredients

  • 1 Ltr full cream milk, 1/4 cup rice, 1/2 sugar
  • 2 tbsp chopped almonds and cashews
  • 2 medium size potatoes (boiled) , 1 tsp red chili powder, 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp fennel powder, 1 tbsp chopped ginger
  • 1 tsp coriander powder, salt as per taste,
  • chopped fresh coriander leaves,
  • 1 1/2 cup wheat flour , 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp oil for sabji
  • Oil for frying

Stepwise Directions

Rice Kheer

Step 1- Take a clean deep pan and add 1 ltr full cream milk. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking at the bottom. Take 1/4 cup rice and wash them nicely with clean water. When milk start to boil, add rice and stir continually (3-4 minutes) to avoid sticking. Now simmer kheer for 20 minutes. Stir in-between. After 20 minutes, rice must have become soft and milk started to thicken. At this stage add sugar (you can adjust sweetness as per your taste) and stir until sugar dissolves. 

Step 2 – Cook for more 5-7 minutes and then add chopped nuts. (I have added chopped almonds and cashews, you can also add raisins, dry grated coconut) Cook for another 1-2 minutes then close the gas. Cover the lid and keep aside.

Aloo Kachori

Step 1 – Take a big bowl or plate and add 1 1/2 cup wheat flour then add salt and 1 tbsp oil. Mix all everything then add water slowly and combine the flour. Then Knead semi hard smooth dough. When dough is ready keep aside for resting for 15 minutes. 

Step 2 – To make potato stuffing, take boiled potatoes and mash them with fork. Add spices like –   coriander powder, red chili powder, fennel powder, salt and also add chopped ginger and chopped coriander leaves. Mix with hand. Keep aside this potato filling.

Step 3 – After 15 minutes, take almost half portion of dough and knead again and cut out into small pieces. Then take one small piece and roll between your palms. Make it cracks free dough ball. Make all with same process. Grease all dough balls with oil, it will prevent from drying the dough balls. Now take one and spread with hand about 2 inch big, then add potato stuffing and close the dough ball nicely. Make all Kachori’s like this.

Step 4 – Grease rolling surface and rolling pin with oil then take one kachori and press gently with hand. And then start rolling very slowly with light hands. Do not make too thin, keep it think only. 

Step 5 – Take a deep pan and add oil for frying. When oil is medium hot add 2-3 Kachori’s and do not touch for 1 minutes. Kachori’s will start floating then flip upside down and cook for 4-5 minutes on low heat or until crispy and brown. Then take it out in a plate and enjoy with kheer.

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19. PALAK PANEER RECIPE / SPINACH AND COTTAGE CHEESE RECIPE / PARTY AND GET-TOGETHER RECIPE

I never used to eat spinach as a vegetable, though it is rich in iron. My mother used to make palak paneer to feed us spinach. It is an amazing combination and go very well together. Can be prepared simple or rich gravy by adding fresh cream. I have not used fresh cream in today’s recipe. It takes little extra time than normal palak-dal or palak aloo vegetable. So it is one of the get-together and party recipe.

Palak Paneer

Category : Lunch /Dinner

Serves  – 2-3

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 25 minutes

About the Recipe

I never used to eat spinach as a vegetable, though it is rich in iron. My mother used to make palak paneer to feed us spinach. It is an amazing combination and go very well together. Can be prepared simple or rich gravy by adding fresh cream. I have not used fresh cream in today’s recipe. It takes little extra time than normal palak-dal or palak aloo vegetable. So it is one of the get-together and party recipe. 

Ingredients

  • 2 cup Spinach, 1 cup paneer
  • 2 tbsp garlic, 1 tbsp ginger, 2 whole red dry chili 
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds, 3-4 tomatoes (medium size)
  • 1 1/2 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric, 1/2 tsp salt or as per taste
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala, 1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • 1 1/2 tbsp butter, 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp oil for sauce

Stepwise Directions

Step 1- Clean spinach and boil for 5 minutes. Then let it cool down to make smooth paste. Chop ginger, garlic, tomatoes and fresh coriander leaves.

Step 2 – Take a pan and add 1 tsp oil and 1 1/2 tbsp butter. Melt butter on low heat then add 2 whole red chili dry and cumin seeds. Saute then add chopped garlic and ginger. Saute for 1-2 minutes or until brown. Then add chopped tomatoes, sauté and add spices like – coriander powder, red chili powder, turmeric and salt. Saute untill tomatoes are soft and mashed completely. 

Step 3 – Now add spinach paste and mix and also add 1/4 cup water. Mix well, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes add paneer and fresh coriander leaves. Mix again, cover and simmer for 5 minutes again. After 5 minutes add 1/4 tsp garam masala. Mix well, palak paneer is ready.

Note  – I have added butter to make gravy rich. You can also add fresh cream to gravy.

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