Monsoon Delights!

 

Healthy & tantalizing ‘Vegetable Sui Mai’ is stuffed with minced & spiced vegetable filling that gives you a soul-satisfying experience!

You just can’t get enough of these home-made, fresh & steamy vegetable dumplings that are simply blissful during the rains.

Try ‘Vegetable Sui Mai’ prepared by Chef Gautam Mehrishi on our show Food Ka Mood daily on Zee Khana Khazana.

Ingredients – 100 gm Paneer, 3-4 Broccoli Florets, 2 Tomatoes, 1 medium Peeled and Boiled Potatoes, Salt to taste, ¾ tsp Paprika Powder, ½ tsp White Pepper Powder, 1 Garlic Clove.

For Dough: 1 ½ cup All Purpose Flour, Salt to taste.

For Dip: 10 – 12 Garlic Cloves, 3 tbsp Chilli Flakes, 5 – 6 Coriander Sprigs, Salt to taste, 2 – 3 tsp Olive Oil.

For Dusting: All Purpose Flour.

For Garnish: Paprika Powder, Finely chopped Broccoli.

Method – Mix finely chopped paneer and broccoli in a bowl.

Meanwhile, boil the tomatoes in a steamer.

Now mix diced potatoes, salt, paprika powder, white pepper powder and finely chopped garlic in paneer to prepare a mixture.

Next, mix all purpose flour, salt and water in a mixer.

When the bread consistency is formed, mix water in it to form dough.

Now sauté garlic, chilli flakes and peeled diced tomato in a pan.

After this, grind sautéed tomato, coriander leaves, salt and olive oil in another mixer to prepare a dip.

Next, roll out the dough and fill the prepared mixture in it to give it a shape.

Repeat this process for seven more times.

Now put the prepared shaped dough on banana leaves in the dimsum basket.

Garnish the prepared Sui Mai with paprika powder and broccoli, steam it.

Serve the prepared Sui Mai with prepared dip.

Your Vegetable Sui Mai is ready.

 

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‘Bowl of Comfort’

 

Grab that tomato from your kitchen stand & prepare a bowl of soup to warm your senses.

Here’s a soup for those times, when you wish to have something light in calories but filling & nutritious at the same time.

You would not imagine that such a simple soup could taste so delicious.

While serving this soup to Children, add a dollop of butter before you serve.

On the other hand, while serving this soup to elders, make sure you don’t add too much butter before serving.

Try this recipe of ‘Cream of Tomato Soup’ prepared by Chef Gurdip Punj on our show Bacha Party only on Zee Khana Khazana.

Ingredients – 4 tomatoes, 3 to 4 chopped garlic, 1 chopped green chilli, 2 inch cinnamon, 50 gms butter, 50 gms refined flour, Salt to taste, Black pepper to taste, 5 tbsp cream, 4 bread slices, 1 chopped carrot, Bread croutons to garnish.

Method – In a pan heat butter. Add garlic, cinnamon and sauté it.

Add chopped carrot and cook until soft.

Add refined flour and cook until brown.

Add chopped tomatoes in the pan and add little water.

Cover the pan and let it cook for 10 minutes.

Blend the tomatoes with a hand blender.

Strain the tomatoes and now boil it.

Remove from flame and then add cream, black pepper powder and salt and mix well.

Remove the soup in a bowl. Serve it with bread croutons.

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Seafood Lover’s Treat!

If you are wondering what to cook for Dinner tonight, ‘Fried Fish’ is a good option to consider that takes only 7 minutes to cook & 15 minutes to prepare.

‘Fried Fish’ served with Chips & Mushy Peas is truly delightful.

Here are few Health Benefits of adding Fish to your diet:

  • Good for the Brain.
  • Promotes Eyesight & Healthy Skin.
  • Prevents against various Diseases.

Fish is highly nutritious, rich in protein, vitamins & minerals essential to promote & maintain good health.

Choice of variants & seasonings, one can use while preparing Seafood varies widely as per one’s taste.

Here’s a special recipe that has a sweet taste along with a subtle peppery spice that qualifies it as a great dish to relish.

Try our recipe of ‘Fried Fish’ served with ‘Chips’ & ‘Mushy Peas’ prepared by Chef Gautam Mehrishi on our show Food Ka Mood daily at 12 pm.

Ingredients – 1 Basa fish Fillet, a pinch of Salt, 2 pinch White Pepper Powder, ½ cup All Purpose Flour, ¼ tsp Baking Powder, Salt to taste, 3 tsp Honey, Oil for Frying.

Method – Slice the basa fillet, and marinate it by sprinkling salt and white pepper powder on it.

Now, mix all purpose flour, baking powder, salt, honey and water in a bowl to make a batter.

After keeping batter on rest for 8 mins – 10 mins, coat the fillet in it. Now fry the coated fillet.

Serve the prepared fried fish with already prepared mushy peas and chips.

Your Fried Fish is ready.

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Try Crispy ‘Pakoras’ this Evening!

 

During Monsoons, family members generally feel hungry now & then.

Eating junk food from stalls during the rains is not a viable option, at all.

So, the best way to satiate hunger is to prepare a quick & easy snack that is filling at the same time.

You can choose among a variety of Pakoras – Onion, Potato, Green Chilli, Paneer.
Relish these fried delights with your own choice of dip.

Try out this recipe of ‘Tofu Carrot Pakora’ prepared by Chef Gurdip Punj on Bacha Party only on Zee Khana Khazana. It’s different & simply amazing to taste.

Ingredients – 2 slices brown bread, Oil for frying.

For batter – ½ cup gram flour, Salt to taste.

For filling – ½ cup grated carrot, ½ cup grated tofu, 1 tsp ginger paste, ½ cup mashed corn kernels, ½ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp red chilli powder, Salt to taste.

To serve – Green chutney and hung curd dip as required.

Method – In a pan keep oil to heat. For the batter, mix gram flour, salt and water in a bowl.

To make the filling take a bowl and add grated carrot, grated tofu, ginger paste, mashed corn kernels, turmeric, red chilli powder and salt and mix it well.

Make a sandwich by adding the filling between the 2 brown bread slices and cut it in a triangular shape.

Coat the sandwich with the batter and fry it in the oil until it becomes golden brown in colour.
Remove it on a tissue paper. Put the pakoras in the tiffin with green chutney and hung curd dip.

‘Tofu Carrot Pakoras’ are ready to eat.

 

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Soup for your Soul.

 

According to a Jewish proverb, ‘’Worries go down better with Soup.”

Soup at all times can make you feel better. It is like a healing food!

If you have got cold or flu due to excursions in the rain, a bowl of warm soup is simply perfect & possibly the best choice to cure you.

Enjoy this ‘Monsoon’ with an all time favourite soup to keep you warm during Monsoons.

Here’s the recipe of ‘Manchow Soup’ prepared by Chef Gurdip Punj on our show Bacha Party only on Zee Khana Khazana.

Ingredients – Oil: 2 tbsp, Chopped Carrots: ¼ cup, Chopped Onions: ¼ cup, Chopped French Beans: ¼ cup, Chopped Cabbage: ½ cup, Chopped Garlic: 1 tbsp, Red Bell Pepper: ½ cup, Vegetable Stock: 200 ml, Soya Sauce: 1 tbsp, Vinegar: 1 tsp, Green Chili Sauce: 1 tbsp, White Pepper powder to taste, Salt to taste, Corn starch: 2 tbsp.
For Garnish – Spring Onion shoots as required, Fried Noodles as required, Chopped Carrots as required.

Process – Heat Oil in a pan. Add chopped Carrots, Onions and let it sauté.

Now add chopped French Beans, chopped Cabbage and mix well. Add chopped Garlic, chopped Red Bell Pepper and mix it well.

Add Vegetable stock, Soya Sauce, Vinegar, Green Chili Sauce, White Pepper powder, Salt and mix well again.

Mix Water in Corn starch and add to the soup.

Remove the Soup in a bowl. Garnish with Spring Onion shoots and Fried Noodles.

On the Soup spoon arrange Spring Onion shoots and chopped Carrots.

 

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Monsoon Masala

In India, Monsoons are much awaited & with the first rains comes an array of food to relish during the rains.

The tongue craves to taste some hot & spicy dishes. Don’t miss out on eating vegetables during the rains.

The Monsoon also brings along a multitude of health problems. So eat a fresh, balanced & protein-rich diet to meet nutritional requirements.

It’s a great snack-starter which will make you enjoy the weather even more.

Here’s the Recipe of ‘Vegetable Tempura’, a delicious starter prepared by Chef Gautam Mehrishi on the show Food Ka Mood, daily at 12 pm on Zee Khana Khazana.

Ingredients – 2 Eggs, 2-3 Pinch Cooking Soda, Salt to taste, 2-3 tbsp All Purpose Flour, 8-10 Parboiled Green Beans, 3-4 Ladyfinger, 1 small Brinjal, ¼ Green Zucchini, 4 Mushrooms, Oil for frying.

For Sauce: 2-3 Finely Chopped Red Chilli, ¼ cup Soya Sauce, 2 tsp Grated Radish, ¼ Sliced White Onion, 1 tsp Grated Ginger.

For Garnish: Chopped Red Chilli.
METHOD – Mix egg yolks, cooking soda, salt and all purpose flour in a bowl till a bread crumb consistency is formed.

Now add water and form a batter. Heat oil in a wok.

Meanwhile chop brinjal, ladyfinger, deseeded zucchini, green beans and mushrooms.

Coat all the chopped vegetables in the batter.

Now deep fry the coated brinjals in the oil.

Take out the fried brinjals and fry the ladyfinger, mushrooms one by one, till they turn golden brown.

Now fry zucchini and green beans together.

To prepare a sauce, mix finely chopped red chilli in the soya sauce.

Serve the prepared tempura with grated radish, onion and ginger with chopped red chilli on top and also the prepared sauce.

Your Vegetable Tempura is ready.

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Monsoon food cravings!

After going through an exhausting summer, it’s time now to welcome the Monsoons with some warm & comforting foods.

Get ready to enjoy monsoon winds with some crispy & tasty delights.

Every street & lane will have something to offer.

If you are worried about the hygiene factor, you can make them right in your kitchen.

Basically you need to add foods to your diet that keep you warm during the cold & humid climate.

The tongue craves for some hot & spicy delicacies along with soups that touch the soul.

Here are some foods that will nourish not only your body but also your soul during the rains.

• Steamed Momos

• Warm Jalebi

• Roasted Corn with chilli powder & nimbu.

• Mix Vegetable Soup

• Hot Pakoras

• Adrak Chai

The trick to enjoy the weather is here- Eat Right, Eat Healthy & Enjoy Rains!

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