Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Paneer, Beans, and Rice......Three Delicious Indian Dishes!!......


It has been a long time since both my last post and my visit to your blog, but blogger was playing games that made me crazy. Neither could I post nor could I comment in your blog......... I was reaching a point where I wanted to throw my computer out of the window like in those funny youtubes videos.....hahahaha......Therefore, I decided to take a break over the weekend and avoid the computer......It was healthy!

Due to my "forced" break, I will post three Indian recipes today. A paneer, beans, and rice. Nevertheless, I want to talk about Mukhwas . Mukhwas are a colourful and sweet after-meal snack that you can chew to help with digestion and to have a fresh breath. They are made of a combination of seeds, sugar, and essential oils. I love them!

Different Mukhwas

Kali Mirch Paneer Jukdi

300 grams of paneer
6 tablespoons of ghee
1 onion (chopped)
1 garlic (chopped)
1 red pepper (chopped)
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon ajwain
3/3 teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon dhania powder
1 cup tomato puree
1/2 cup of water with 1 teaspoon of corn flour

Cut the paner in triangles. Brush them with two tablespoons of ghee, and barbecue them in the grill. Set aside.

In a pot, add the remaining ghee. Heated, and add the ajwain. Wait one minute, and then add the garlic and onion. When the onion is transparent, add garam masala, dhania powder, red chilli powder, and salt. Add the tomato puree, and red pepper. Cook it for 3 minutes at low heat. Add the mix of water and cornflour. Cook for another 7 minutes. Serve and distribute the paneer on top......ENJOY!!

Rajma Masala (Red Kidney Beans Curry)

This is one of the recipes that I like the most.....

250 grams red kidney beans
1 onion (chopped)
3 garlic (chopped)
1 piece of ginger (2 cms) (grated)
3 tomatoes (chopped)
1 teaspoon of turmeric
1 piece of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of red chilli powder
4 cardamoms
2 bay leaves
5 tablespoons of oil
150 ml of water

Soak the red beans overnight. Cook them until they are tender. Set aside.

Heat the oil, and add the bay leaves, cinnamon, and cardamom. When they start to crackle, add the onion, garlic, and ginger. Cook them until onion is golden. Add the turmeric, chilli powder, salt , and tomatoes. Let them cook for 5 minutes. Add the red kidney beans, 150 ml of water, and let it cook at low heat for 10 minutes.......ENJOY!!

Muttar Pulao (Basmati Rice with Green Peas)

300 grams of basmati rice
4 cardamoms
3/4 teaspoon of cumin seeds
1 garlic (chopped)
150 grams of green peas
4 tablespoons of oil
600 ml of boiling water.

Wash the rice, and drain it. Heat the oil, and add the cardamoms with the cumin seeds. When they start to crackle, add the garlic, and the green peas.  Then, add the rice, and stir it for 1 minute. Add the boiling water, salt, and cover it. Let it cook until tender......ENJOY!!


  1. Si ya antes de mi ausencia del blog, me dejabas alucinada con tus recetas, ahora a mi regreso la cosa va a mayores. Que maravilla de platos, cielo. Todos tienen una pinta bárbara, aunque el Rajma Masal...uhmmmmmmmmmmm tiene que estar buenisima.


  2. Ahora estoy trabajando y no puedo leer la entrada entero pero con lo que me gusta la comida india y las fotos tan ricas que he visto, te aseguro que en cuanto acabe, me voy a venir corriendo a leerla de cabo a rabo!! Un beso enorme amiga