Chicken Momo

Ingredients :

  • Chicken mince 1 cup
  • Refined flour 2 cups
  • Salt to taste
  • Spring onions with greens chopped 2
  • Ginger chopped 1 inch piece
  • Green chillies chopped 2
  • Garlic chopped 5-6 cloves
  • Soy sauce 2 teaspoons

Procedure :

Combine flour and salt in a bowl, mix well. Add sufficient water and knead into a soft dough. Combine minced chicken, spring onions, ginger, green chillies, garlic, soya sauce together and set aside.

Divide dough into sixteen small portions. Shape them into balls and roll out thinly. Put a teaspoon of the filling in the middle. Bring all edges together to the centre, making small tight pleats.

Pinch and twist the pleats to ensure that the momo is closed tightly. Steam in a steamer for about 20-25 minutes.

Recipe by: Aritra Basu

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Dal Makhani

Ingredients :

  • Whole black gram (sabut urad) 1/2 cup
  • Red kidney beans (rajma) 2 tablespoons
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon
  • Ginger chopped 2 inch pieces
  • Nutralite Butter 3 tablespoons
  • Oil 1 tablespoon
  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic chopped 6 cloves
  • Onion chopped 1 large
  • Green chillies slit 2
  • Tomatoes 2 medium
  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

Procedure:

Keep sabut urad and rajma in three cups of water for a day

Then boil that in three cups of water with salt and red chilli powder (1/2 teaspoon ) wait for three whistle in cooker.

Now take a pan , pour some butter and oil then add cumin seeds then after 2-3 min add onion , ginger and garlic and sauté till it turns golden

Now add green chilies, tomato and red chilli powder and sauté till the tomatoes are reduced to a pulp.

Now add the dal and rajma and a little water , then add salt and garam masala powder.

Simmer on low heat till the dals are totally soft and well blended.

Recipe by : Aritra Basu

Kulfi

Ingredients :

  • 10-12 almonds, coarsely ground
  • 12-14 pistachios (pista), coarsely ground
  • Saffron (1tea spoon)
  • 1 liter milk
  • Condensed milk (1 can)
  • Khoya (1/2 cup), grated

Process :

Heat the milk in a pan, when the milk begins to boil, add the saffron and stir in a low heat.
Continue to stir till the milk is reduced by half. Add condensed milk, almonds, pistachios and stir well, cook for another 2-3minutes. Add khoya and set aside to cool down. Pour into kulfi moulds and freeze them.
Unmould and Serve immediately to avoid melting down.

Chital macher muitha

Ingredients:

  • 1 Box Chital Minced
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Paste
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Paste
  • 1 tbsp Green Chilli Paste
  • 1 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
  • Salt
  • 1 Onion Paste
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 Tomato, chopped
  • 1 Potato,  Cubed
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 2-3 Cloves
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 2 Green Cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder

Process :

To make the Muitha (Dumplings/Kofta) mix the minced fish with the Ginger Garlic Paste, Chilli Paste, Cumin Powder and Salt. I know some people use boiled potato or corn flour but I prefer just not to use any binding agent. In a pan, boil some water, now wet your hands and take a small portion of the mixture, give it a round shape. Drop the balls in the hot boiling water and wait till the color changes, take the balls out after 2-3 minutes.
Using a paper towel or napkin, drain the excess water and shallow fry the Muitha/Dumplings in a pan.
For the gravy, heat oil in a pan, fry the Potato cubes and keep aside. Heat oil in the same pan add the Cloves, Cinnamon, Cardamom and Bay Leaf, leave for a minute and then add the Onion, Ginger Garlic paste, stir fry till the paste becomes brown in color. Add the chopped Tomato or Tomato Puree, Salt, Green Chilli Paste and cook till you can see oil separating out. Pour 2 cups of water, the fried Muitha/Dumplings, fried Potatoes, cover and give the gravy a boil.
Garnish with Garam Masala Powder and serve the delicious Chital Macher Muitha with Plain Rice.

Goan Fish curry

Ingredients:

  • Fish (500gm)
  • Onion (1, chopped)
  • Green chilli
  • Cumin seeds (2 tablespoons)
  • Coriander seeds (2 tablespoons)
  • Dried red chilli
  • Grated coconut (1/2 cup)
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Tamarind pulp (2 tablespoons)
  • Salt
  • Oil

Process:

Fish should have a flat shape, wash and clean each piece properly.
Make a paste with cumin seeds, coriander seeds, red chillies, coconut, ginger, garlic and tamarind pulp, you can use a bit of water to mix properly.
Apply half of this paste to the fish and keep aside.
Now, heat the oil in a non-stick pan, add onion and saute till brown. Add green chilli and the remaining paste and stir well. Add some water and bring to boil. Now add the marinated fish pieces and salt and cook till the fish is done.
Serve hot with steamed rice.

Recipe by: Nisha

Fish Manchurian

Ingredients :

  • ½ KG FISH FILLETS
  • ½ TSP AJINOMOTO
  • 1 EGG
  • 2 TBSP CORN FLOUR
  • 2 TBSP LEMON JUICE
  • 2 TBSP GINGER-GARLIC PASTE
  • 2 TBSP TOMATO PUREE
  • 3 GREEN CHILIES
  • 4 TSP SOYA SAUCE
  • 4 CLOVES GARLIC
  • 4 TBSP ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
  • 1/8 TSP BLACK PEPPER POWDER
  • SALT TO TASTE
  • OIL FOR FRYING
  • 2 TBSP CORIANDER LEAVES

Process:

MIX SALT, PEPPER, LEMON JUICE WITH FISH CUBES IN A BOWL AND MARINATE FOR 10-12 MINUTES.
IN A SEPERATE BOWL, COMBINE CORN FLOUR, FLOUR, BEATEN EGG, SALT AND GINGER-GARLIC PASTE WITH LITTLE WATER TO FORM A THIN BATTER.
HEAT THE OIL IN A FRYING PAN AND DIP THE MARINATED FISH INTO THE BATTER.
FRY THE FISH CUBES INTO OIL ON MEDIUM HEAT UNTIL GOLDEN BROWN. SET ASIDE.
HEAT AROUND 2 TBSP OIL IN A SEPARATE FRYING PAN AND SAUTE GARLIC AND GREEN CHILI UNTIL TURNING COLOR.
ADD TOMATO PUREE, SOYA SAUCE AND FRIED FISH, MIX WELL.
POUR IN A CUP OF WATER ALONG WITH AJINOMOTO AND SIMMER ON LOW HEAT, UNTIL GRAVY IS VERY THICK.
GARNISH WITH CORIANDER LEAVES.
SERVE HOT OVER RICE.

Mix cream fruit salad

Ingredients :

  • Vanilla Pudding Mixture
  • Milk – 8 cups
  • Sugar – 4 cups
  • Apple pieces – 2 cups
  • Banana pieces – 2 cups
  • Orange pieces – 2 cups
  • Grape pieces – 2 cups

Procedure:

At first take a large bowl and mix the milk and vanilla pudding in it.

After that in another bowl mix all the fruits and sugar

Then in another large bowl mix the first two mixture.

Finally store this mixture in a cold place.

Now serve this cold salad to your nearest people.


Recipe by : Writabrata Bannerjee