Friday, April 10, 2009

A Tasty Side Dish goes with Peas Paratha


Hey all! Weekend has arrived for u guys and our weekend got over… All u guys enjoy ur weekend and cook delicious food as we did. Now to my story…….
I have to empty my fridge within 23rd as we are leaving to India on 24th. So I decided not to purchase any veggies. Which vegetable shud I use was my Q……. ok ok I don’t have to think a lot I’ll its time to use potatoes.. and to go with it I wud prepare chapathi(as I had loz of flour). Potatoes were on flame nd got boiled….. They were waiting to get cooked with something… but wat? Then I thought of Aloo Palak… as I have I m presented with a recipe book by my sweet hubby. Mr. Handsome came home like a hungry tiger. So I decided to do chapathis. But my dear one wanted to eat Peas Paratha which has become his recent fav…. Ok I had to make him happy so I ground frozen peas and mixed it in the flour. Now the side dish for Paratha???? Hmmmmmmm then came my Mr. nd told Hey I’ll prepare something and started chopping things he wanted for his dish. Then he asked me if we had cauliflower in the fridge I said yeh a small piece is crying in fridge from long….. ok now I took the C and gave to Mr. G he cut them off and started preparing his dish…. He never allowed me to touch that dish as it was a Patent. What ever he had cooked just tasted yummmmilicious, fantastic, tasty……
But what’s the name was my Q. ok now lets name it together said Guru Then decided a name for it Malaidaar Aloo Gobi.
When I came here he told me that he’ll cook at least once in a week. Wud he get time to cook? This was the Q going on in my mind. Because my hubby cooked rarely before marriage. Oh oh! One thing is there that’s whenever he cooks he wanted it to be perfect and tasty. And it wud for sure. Now I m really happy bcoz he kept his words…. He is cooking for me once in a week.
Parathas were empty and the MAG was remaining not to worry I said and I just ate it like this as it really was so tasty.
Lucky Me!! To eat the lovely food my husband prepares.

I M sending this to
WYF : Side Dish of Simple Indian Food.


Ok now to the recipes:
Peas Paratha:

Fresh or frozen peas- ½ cup, wheat flour -1cup, salt to taste, sugar -1tbsp, ghee -2tbsp
Method:
Grind peas coarsely & keep aside. In a bowl add ghee, salt & lil warm water and mix until sugar is dissolved. Then add flour lil by lil and make soft dough. Keep aside for at least ½ n hr. Now make small balls of these and roll it into parathas.
Heat a griddle and fry these parathas until done.
I never oiled it when frying as I used ghee when I mixed the dough.
Now to the delicious patent recipe:
I know I m not making justice to the dish as the click isn’t so clear.
For Malaidaar Aloo we need:
Boiled Potatoes, Cauliflower -10-12 florets, cumin seeds -1tsp, finely chopped ginger -1tbsp, green chilly -2, Fish Masala- 2 tbsp( u can use any masala of ur choice), 8 finely chopped garlic, Onion- 1 finely chopped, Fresh cream – 4tbsp, oil -1tbsp, finely chopped coriander leaves – few, salt to taste.

Method:
Boil potatoes, peel then and cut into cubes.
In a pan heat oil add cumin seeds, when they splatter add ginger, garlic and onion and fry until raw smell flies off.
Then add green chillies, cauliflower and add little water and cook until cauliflower is done.
Add the Fish masala( It doesn’t contain egg now fish its just used for fish, as my hubby eats fish we got this at home), salt and mix well.
Then add potatoes and mix well.
Add cream to the dish and mix. Cook until it gets a good boil. Then add coriander leaves and remove from flame.
Serve this dish with anything of ur choice.





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