Thursday, July 22, 2010

Schezwan Paneer

I bought a jar of Ching's Schezwan sauce recently.On the back I found this recipe and found it quite interesting . It came out too good.Here goes the recipe


Paneer - 120 gms

Capsicum - 1 diced

Onion - 1 chopped

Ginger - 1tsp chopped

Garlic - 1 tsp minced

Tomato sauce - 2 tsp

Red chili sauce - 1tsp

Schezwan Sauce - 2Tbsp

Oil  - 1/4 cup for shallow frying paneer

Cornflour - 1 1/2 tsp

 sugar - 1/4 tsp

Salt to taste


Shallow fry the paneer and drain excess oil.

In the same pan add the ginger and garlic and saute till the garlic is slightly brown.Add the chopped onion and saute till light brown.

Now add capsicum and saute for 2 minutes.The capsicum should be crunchy.Now add the salt, sauces and saute for 2 minutes.

Then add 1 cup of water and allow to boil for 2 minutes.Now add the fried paneer and simmer for 2 minutes.

Mix  1 1/2 tsp of cornflower with 6tbsp of water to thicken the sauce.

Finally add sugar and mix well.

Garnish with chopped spring onion and serve hot.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Strawberry Shortcake Muffin

Ive been MIA for a while because my kid's summer vacation has started and I'm frequently hearing the "Iam SO bored, Ma"  dialogue.This summer is even more challenging, taking care of 2 kids.I barely log on to blogger.

I managed to squeeze some time to post this recipe.I love browsing the foodgawker website.Whenever Iam in need of a recipe, I browse this site as it has so many versions of the same recipe posted by many food bloggers.When I was searching for strawberry muffin recipe this one grabbed my attention.The name itself was catchy.It tasted so good.

This recipe was posted by Jennifer of Seasons and supper.Thanks Jennifer!!

I tweaked the recipe a little bit.


All purpose Flour - 2 cups

Baking powder - 2 tsp

Sugar - 1/2 cup

Brown sugar - 1/4 cup

Salt - 1/2 tsp

Butter - 1/2 cup cold and cut into cubes

Egg - 1

Whole milk - 1 cup

Strawberries - 10 cut into small pieces.

Vanilla - 1tsp

Method :

Preheat the oven to 350 deg F.Line the muffin pan with liners.

Grease or line12 muffin cups with paper liners.
In large bowl mix together the flour, baking powder,salt and sugar. Cut in cold butter with a pastry blender (or two knives) until it is in small pea-size pieces.
In small bowl mix the egg, vanilla and milk. Add all at once to flour mixture. Stir with spoon until just blended. Gently mix in the diced strawberries.
Spoon into muffin cups, making sure each muffin has some strawberries and bake for about 25 minutes. Cool completely in pan before removing.