Mixed Vegetables Oats Idli


We all are very well aware about it, that Oats is very healthy to human body. Oats is a multitasking ingredient, we can make dessert, snacks, appetizers and many more from it.

It is very nutritious, full of fiber and of course more than enough to cover your stomach if you starving. 

So today i am gonna share a healthy and scrumptious recipe of Oats, this is mixed vegetables oats idli. In this recipe, along with Oats i also used some rava and yogurt which gives slight sour taste, and pinch of baking soda to get the soft and fluffy texture. So lets begin to make these yummy mixed vegetables Oats idli now.

Ingredients

1/2 cup Oats
1/2 cup semolina
1/2 cup yogurt (whisked)
1 tea spoon urad daal (split)
1 table spoon peanuts
1 table spoon cooking oil
1/3 tea spoon asafoetida
1/3 tea spoon roasted cumin seeds powder.
2 green chilli (finely chopped)
1 inch ginger piece (grated of finely chopped).
1 small carrot (finely chopped).
1 small onion (finely chopped).
1 small capsicum (finely chopped).
8 to 10 curry leaves (fresh or dry)
1/2 tea spoon mustard seeds
1/4 tea spoon baking soda
50 gram fresh coriander (finely chopped).
1 table spoon lemon juice
Salt to taste

Instructions

1. To prepare Mixed vegetables Oats idli, first of all heat a pan and dry roast the oats and semolina separately.

2. Now coarsely ground the Oats with the help of mixer grinder.

3. Now take a big bowl add the whisked yogurt in it, then add semolina and Oats powder in it.

4. Now add all chopped vegetables(except onion), salt, cumin power in it. Mix well.

5. Now heat the oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When the seeds crackle, add the urad daal, cumin seeds,curry leaves, peanuts, onion and asafoetida in it and saute on a medium heat for few seconds.

6. Now pour this tempering on idli better and mix well.

7. Now cover this mixture and set aside for 15 to 30 minutes. Meanwhile grease the idli moulds with minimal oil and boil the water in a steamer.

8. After 15 to 30 minutes add baking soda and lemon juice in it and mix well.

9. Now put a 1 table spoon idli batter into each of the greased idli mould and steam in a steamer for about 13 to 15 minutes or until the idlis are cooked.

10. Let them Cool and then demould them…Now mixed vegetables Oats idlis are ready to serve, enjoy them with sambhar, and coriander coconut chutney…😊

Spicy Black Chickpeas Sprouts Salad/ Chaat


Spicy Black Chickpeas Sprouts Salad/Chaat

Natural sprouts are good for health and mind development. They are wonder food due to its high nutritional value. Sprouts are associated with amazing health benefits, it ensures blood purification and strengthens the immune system.

There are many recipes of sprouts here and today i am gonna share one of them, this is spicy black Chickpeas salad. In this recipe i used some salad vegetables and spices along with sprouted black chickpeas/chana. So lets begin to make this super yummy salad…

 

Ingredients
1 Cup sprouted black chickpeas
1 small onion (finely chopped)
1 big tomato (finely chopped)
1 green chilli (finely chopped)
1 small boiled potato (cut into small cubes)
50 gram fresh coriander (finely chopped)
1/2 tea spoon black salt
1/2 tsp or as to taste rock salt
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp black pepper powder
1/2 tsp chaat masala
2 tsp lemon juice

Instructions

1. To prepare Sprouted chana chaat, we need to soak the dry Chickpeas overnight or for 7-8 hours.

2. Once they are soaked, drain the water and tie them in a clean damp cotton cloth.

3. Place it in a plate/bowl or plastic box and keep it in a warm place for about 24 to 36 hours. Sprinkle water every 4 to 5 hours at regular intervals until sprouted.

4. Now Boil the sprouted black chickpeas till they are tender and strain the excess water(do not over cook).

5. Lets the sprouts cool, then take a big bowl add all ingredients together and mix well. Now spicy black chickpeas sprouts chaat is ready, garnish it with fresh coriander leaves and serve immediately…Enjoy!!😊

Farfalle Pasta With Spicy Jalfrezi


Farfalle Pasta With Spicy Jalfrezi

The combination of Farfalle pasta and Jalfrezi is so tasteful and we can prepare it easily.Though Jalfrezi is not a new thing for food lovers but adding it with Pasta is quite unique and so delicious and i am very much sure that all health conscious people going to like it.

Its perfect for all age groups but it can be so beneficial for all moms whose kids prefer to have pastas but not vegetables. By this moms can make it possible for kids to eat all vegetable along with pasta.

Only we need to keep all ingredients ready. Probably the most time consuming activity in preparing this recipe is to chop the vegetables so have patience as vegetables are the healthy part. So lets begin to prepare yummy Farfalle with Spicy jalfrezi…

Ingredients
1 cup farfalle pasta
2 cups of chopped vegetables (carrot, baby corn, colored capsicum, beans, cauliflower, etc)
1/2 Cup of onions, sliced
1/2 Teaspoon cumin seeds
2 Tablespoon of oil
1 Teaspoon of coriander powder
1/2 Teaspoon of red chilli powder (adjust to taste)
1/4 Teaspoon of black pepper powder
1.5 Tablespoon of tomato paste
1/2 Teaspoon of garam masala
3 to 4 whole red chillies

Salt as per taste
INSTRUCTIONS

1. To prepare jalfrezi pasta first of all prepare vegetables by washing, peeling, and chopping them.

 

2. Heat 3.5 cup of water in a big sauce pan and boil pasta Farfalle for about 8 to 10 minutes or until tender, stir occasionally. Drain and set aside.

3. Now heat oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds and whole red chillies. When they sizzle and turn darker brown, add the sliced onions.

4. Saute until the onions turn soft and a light golden brown. Then add all chopped vegetables and spices in it. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

5.Now add the tomato paste and mix well.

6.Top up with half cup of water and bring it to boiling level. Lower the flame and cover the pan until vegetables are cooked.

7.Take care and not to overcook them, the water should be lesser by now but if you find the gravy still watery, cook a bit longer leaving the pan open.

8.When the vegetables are cooked and the dish has the desired consistency, add Farfalle pasta, garam masala. Mix well and turn off the heat.

 

9.Now spicy farfalle is ready to be serve… Serve this with Your favorite sauce or as it is… Enjoy!!

Paneer Tikka (Prepared in Oven)


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Today i am going to share an easy and super tempting recipe …. Yup this is spicy Paneer tikka recipe … Although the most traditional way is to cook it in clay oven or we can use stove but i am going to use oven method which is best and time efficient. Paneer tikka can be used as starter of your party or you can use it as side dish. This recipe uses hung curd and other spices as marinade. Colorful veggies and cottage cheese cubes makes it tempting and tasty .. So lets begin to make this super tempting starter in oven..

 

Ingredients

 

300 gm cottage cheese or paneer

1 Green capsicum

1 Yellow capsicum

1 Red capsicum

 

To Marinade

 

1 Cup hung yogurt

1 tsp ginger paste

1 tsp mixed spice or garam masala

1 tsp coriander powder

1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder

1 tsp cumin powder

1 tsp chat masala

Bamboo skewers as needed

Salt to taste

 

Instructions

1. If you are using wooden skewers like me then submerge in the water for 15 to 20 minutes. At the time of using, wipe them. And if using metal skewers, use as it is, no need to soak them.

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2. For hung curd you need to take yogurt in muslin cloth, put it in the strainer for 1-2 hrs and let all the water drain out).

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3. Meanwhile cut veggies into 1 inch and cube the paneer (as shown in pictures).

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4. Now add this thick yogurt in a bowl. And add all the spices, ginger paste and salt in it, Mix it well.

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5. Now mix all ingredients together and cover it with plastic wrap and let paneer and veggies marinade in the fridge for at least 4 hrs.

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6. Now preheat the oven to 180 ℃. Meanwhile line a baking tray with aluminum foil.

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7. Apply some oil on prepared tray and then arrange the veggies and paneer on the prepared skewer(as shown in pictures).

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8. Apply some oil on the prepared tikka sticks and bake them in preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes.

 

9. After 15 minutes remove it, flip it and brush with oil and then again bake for 10-12 minutes.

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Now hot spicy paneer tikka is ready to serve… Garnish with lemon slices and enjoy paneer tikka with spicy green chutney….😊

Kashmiri Paneer Or Veth Chaman Recipe


*Kashmiri Paneer Or Veth Chaman Recipe*

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Kashmiri Veth Chaman is a typical Kashmiri recipe where in paneer is cooked in yogurt, fennel and tomato curry prepared by Kashmiri pandits. Kashmiri pandit cuisine is elaborate and gives out the ethnic identity of the pandits. The food is usually prepared in lots of yogurt, oil, and spices. The recipe uses no onions and garlic. It is very delicious and an easy recipe.

The Kashmiri Veth Chaman can be served with rice, lachha paratha or simple phulkas.

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Ingredients

300 grams Paneer (Homemade Cottage Cheese) , diced in cubes

1 1/2 cup Water

pinch Asafoetida (hing)

2 Cinnamon Stick

5 Green cardamom

2 Bay leaves (tej patta)

1/2 cup Homemade tomato puree

1/2 teaspoon Shahi jeera

1/2 teaspoon Kashmiri red chili powder

1.5 teaspoon Fennel seeds (Saunf) , grounded to make powder

2 tablespoon Yogurt (Curd) , whisked

pinch Saffron

1/2 teaspoon Dry ginger powder

pinch Mixed Spices

4 tablespoons Mustard oil

Salt , to taste

Coriander leaves (Dhania) , for garnishing

Directions for Kashmiri Veth Chaman Recipe (Paneer in Yogurt & Tomato Curry)

 

  1. To begin the preparation of Kashmiri Veth Chaman, heat 2 tablespoons mustard oil in a thick bottomed pan and fry the cubes of cottage cheese until it turns golden brown color. Drain on absorbent paper.

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2. Meanwhile In a bowl, add 1 and a half cup of warm water and then put the fried paneer to the warm water.

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3. Now in a pan add the remaining mustard oil, add asafoetida and let it sizzle for a second.

4. Now add cinnamon sticks, bay leaves and green cardamom, saute them for few seconds.

 

5. Add shahi jeera and saute for another few seconds. Then add tomato puree in it.

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6. Now add kashmiri red chilli powder, ginger powder and mix well.

7. Now add freshly grounded fennel powder and mix it properly. At this time add half cup of soaked paneer liquid and mix well (you may add more or less water as your choice).

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8. When the mixture starts to boil, add whisked yogurt, crushed saffron and mix them well.

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9. Simmer for a further 5 minutes then add salt and mix well. Now add soaked paneer cubes carefully because they are very soft now. Cover and let it simmer for 1 or 2 minutes.

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10. Now sprinkle mixed spice or garam masala and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

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Served the Kashmiri Veth Chaman with rice or lachha paratha or simple phulkas as your choice😊….Enjoy!!

Mutter Paneer (Basic Recipe)


Mutter Paneer (Basic Recipe)

(रेसिपी हिन्दी और इंग्लिश दोनों भाषा में उपलब्ध है)

wp-1473526336026.jpgMutter paneer is a very popular north indian main course vegetable

which is very tasty and delicious combination of cottage cheese and fresh green peas. This simple mutter paneer curry is prepared by fresh tomato puree, onion and spices only. No cream, no nuts and no khoya are used in it but for the creamy texture i used little amount of corn starch. Mutter paneer can be served with Rice, roti, paratha and with all types of indian bread. So now lets start to make this simple mutter paneer curry.

 

Ingredients

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350g cottage cheese

200g fresh green peas(boiled)

1 medium size onion (Finley chopped or grated)

1 cup tomato puree

1 tsp grated ginger

1 green chilli (chopped)

Pinch of asafoetida

1/2  tsp cumin seeds

1 bay leaves

1 inch of cinnamon stick

1 tbsp coriander powder

1/2 tsp turmeric

1/2 tsp red chilli powder

1 star anise

1 tsp corn starch

1/2 tsp sugar

2.5 tbsp butter or oil

Salt to taste

 

Instructions

 

1. For making mutter paneer first of all we need to cut the cottage cheese into our desire shapes.

 

2 Now take a nonstick pan and add 1 tbsp of butter in it, then keep cottage cheese pieces on it and roast until the cheese becomes a light golden color. (As shown in pictures)

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3. Take the cheese pieces out and keep aside on absorbent paper.

 

4. Now heat remaining butter in a pan and add cumin seeds, bay leaves, asafetida, star anise, cardamoms and all whole spices, roast them 2 or 3 seconds.

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5. Add chopped onion in it and saute it for 4 to 5 minutes on medium heat.

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6. Add fresh tomato puree, ginger paste, chopped green chilli, turmeric, coriander powder, chilli powder and cook until the mixture separate from the butter or oil. Meanwhile mix cornstarch with 2 tbsp of water and keepaside.

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7. Now add prepared peas, cottage cheese, salt and mix well.

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8. Add half cup of water and cook on medium heat.

9. For thicken the gravy add corn starch mixture mix well . Cover the pan and let it cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

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10. Now turn off the flame and garnish it with fresh coriander leaves. Serve with Rice, roti, pratha, naan as your choice.

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मटर पनीर

(बेसिक रेसिपी)

आवश्यक सामग्री

350ग्राम पनीर

200 ग्राम ताज़ी हरी मटर(उबली हुई)

1 मध्यम आकार की प्याज़ (बारीक़ कटी हुई या कद्दूकस करी हुई)

1 कप पिसे हुए टमाटर

1 छोटी चम्मच कद्दूकस करी हुई अदरक

1 हरी मिर्च (बारीक़ कटी हुई)

1 पिंच हींग

1/2 छोटी चम्मच जीरा

1 तेजपत्ता

1 इंच दालचीनी का टुकड़ा

1 बड़ी चम्मच धनिया पाउडर

आधा छोटी चम्मच हल्दी

आधा छोटी चम्मच लाल मिर्च पाउडर

1 चक्र फूल

1 छोटी चम्मच कॉर्न स्टार्च

आधी छोटी चम्मच चीनी

2.5 बड़ी चम्मच मक्खन

नमक स्वादानुसार

धनिया पत्ती सजावट के लिए

 

निर्देशानुसार बनाएं

1. मटर पनीर बनाने के लिए सबसे पहले हम पनीर को अपने मनचाहे आकार में काट लेंगे.

2. एक नॉनस्टिक पैन में 1 बड़ी चम्मच मक्खन डालकर उसे मध्यम आंच पर गरम करें और इसमें पनीर के टुकड़ो को सुनहरी होने तक भूनें.

3. अब पनीर के टुकड़ो को पैन से निकाल कर    सोखने वाले पेपर पर रखकर, एक तरफ रख दें.

4. अब पैन में बचा हुआ मक्खन गरम करें और इसमें जीरा, तेज पत्ता, हींग, चक्र फूल, इलाइची और सभी साबुत मसाले डालकर 2 से 3 सेकंड तक मध्यम आंच पर भूनें.

5.अब इसमें कटी हुई प्याज़ डाले और मध्यम आंच पर 4 से 5 मिनट तक अच्छी तरह भूनें.

6.अब पीसे हुए टमाटर, अदरक पेस्ट, कटी हुई हरी मिर्च, हल्दी, धनिया पाउडर और मिर्च पाउडर मिलाकर तब तक भूनें जब तक मसाले से तेल अलग न हो जाए. (तेल से अर्थ है पिघला हुआ मक्खन). इसीबीच कॉर्न स्टार्च में 2 बड़ी चम्मच पानी मिलाकर एक घोल तैयार करें और एक तरफ रख दें.

7. अब इस भुने हुए मसालें में उबली हुई मटर, पनीर और नमक डालकर अच्छी प्रकार से मिलाए.

8. अब इसमें आधा कप गरम पानी डालकर इसे मध्यम आंच पर पकाएं.

9. अब ग्रेवी को थिक बनाने के लिए इसमें कॉर्न स्टार्च वाला मिक्सचर मिलाएं और पैन को ढककर 2 से 3 मिनट तक पकाएं

10. अब गैस बंद कर दें और इसे ताज़े धनिया की पत्ती के साथ सजाकर, चावल, रोटी, पराठा या नान किसी भी चीज़ के साथ अपनी पसंद के अनुसार परोसें..😊

Cottage Cheese Mashroom Curry


Cottage Cheese Mashroom Curry

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पनीर मशरूम करी

(रेसिपी इंग्लिश व् हिन्दी दोनों भाषा में उपलब्ध है)

Cottage cheese & Mashroom is a healthy and delicious combination and today we will be making cottage cheese and mashrooms curry. Just to prepare this recipe, we need to cook cottage cheese (paneer) and mashrooms alongwith onion, tomato, cashews, poppy seeds and spices based creamy gravy. If you like cottage cheese and mashroom then surely you will like this recipe. It is very easy to make and taste delicious so lets start to make this delicious and one of the healthy combination –

Ingredients

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150 gram cottage cheese cubes(I prefer homemade )

200 gram mashroom

1onion medium size (chopped)

2 tomatoes (chopped)

1 tsp red chilli powder

1 tsp turmeric

1/2 tsp garam masala

1 tsp kasoori methi

Salt to taste

3 tblsp oil

10 or 12 cashews

2 tbsp poppy seeds

1 piece cinnamon stick

4 cloves

1 black cardamom

2 green cardamom

1 star anise

1 tsp coriander powder

Fresh coriander leaves for garnish(optional).

Instructions

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1. Take chopped onion into the microwave safe bowl. Now add 1/2 tsp of oil and 2 tbsp of water in it and cook on medium high temperature for 3 or 4 minutes or until it become tender.

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2. Likewise cook chopped tomatoes for two minutes and set aside to cool.

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3. Grind the cinnamon,cashews,poppy seeds,cloves, star anise,  cardamom (with the help of two tbsp water) into a smooth paste and keep aside.

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4. Now grind onion and tomatoes separately.

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5. In a pan heat one tsp of oil and saute mashroom for two to three minutes and keep aside.

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6. Now in a same pan heat the remaining oil add cumin seeds cook for a minute. Then add onion paste saute for 6 to 7 minutes.

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7. Now add the tomato paste and poppy seeds paste, turmeric powder,coriander powder and cook till oil separates.


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8. Now add salt,garam masala, chilli powder and mix well.

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9. Now add mushrooms and 3 tblspn water or (you can add more water according to your choice.) and cook for another five minutes till the mushrooms are tender.

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10. Add cottage cheese, kasoori methi and simmer for two minutes.

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11. Now turn off the heat. Garnish with coriander leaves and grated cheese. And serve with chapati,pratha or Rice as your choice…..😊

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(रेसिपी हिन्दी में)

पनीर मशरूम करी*

आवश्यक सामग्री

150 ग्राम पनीर

200 ग्राम मशरूम

1 प्याज़ (कटी हुई)

2 टमाटर (कटे हुए)

1 छोटी चम्मच लाल मिर्च पाउडर

1 छोटी चम्मच हल्दी

1/2 छोटी चम्मच गरम मसाला

1 छोटी चम्मच कसूरी मेथी

नमक स्वादानुसार

3 बड़ी चम्मच तेल

10 से 12 काजू

2 बड़ी चम्मच खसखस

1 टुकड़ा दालचीनी

4 लोंग

1 काली इलाइची

2 हरी इलाइची

1 चक्रफूल

1 छोटी चम्मच धनिया पाउडर

ताज़े धनिया के पत्ते गार्निश करने के लिए

 

निर्देशानुसार बनाएं

 

1.पनीर मशरूम करी बनाने के सबसे पहले कटे हुए प्याज़ को माइक्रोवेव सेफ बर्तन में लें. उसमें आधा चम्मच तेल और 1 बड़ी चम्मच पानी मिलाएं और उसके बाद 3 से 4 मिनट के लिए मीडियम हाई टेम्प्रेचर पर मुलायम होने तक माइक्रोवेव करें.

 

2.इसी प्रकार कटे हुए टमाटर को माइक्रोवेव करें और ठंडा होने के लिए एक तरफ रख दें.

 

3.अब दालचीनी,काजू,खस-खस,लोंग, चक्र फूल और इलाइची को दो बड़ी चम्मच पानी की सहायता से पीस कर एक स्मूथ पेस्ट बना लें.

 

4. अब प्याज़ और टमाटर को अलग-अलग पीस कर तैयार कर लें.

 

5. एक पैन में 1 छोटी चम्मच तेल गरम करें और उसमें मशरूम को 2 से 3 मिनट तक पकाएं और एक तरफ रख दें

 

6. अब इसी पैन में बचा हुए तेल गरम करें और अब इसमें जीरा डालकर एक मिनट तक भूने. उसके बाद पीसे हुए प्याज़ को इसमें मिलाकर 6 से 7 मिनट तक पकाएं.

 

 

7. अब टमाटर का पेस्ट, खस-खस पेस्ट,हल्दी,धनिया पाउडर डालकर तब तक पकाएं जब तक मसाला तेल से अलग न हो जाये.

 

8. अब इसमें नमक,गरम मसाला और लाल मिर्च पाउडर डालकर अच्छी प्रकार से मिलाएं.

 

9. अब इसमें मशरूम और तीन बड़ी चम्मच पानी मिलाएं(आप अपनी इच्छानुसार पानी डालकर करी को अपनी पसंद के अनुसार बना सकते हैं)और अब इसे पाँच मिनट तक और पकाएं.

 

10. अब इसमें पनीर और कसूरी मेथी मिलाकर दो मिनट तक धीमी आंच पर पकाएं.

 

11. अब गैस बंद कर दें. धनिया पत्ती और कसे हुए पनीर से सजाकर चपाती,पराठा, या चावल के साथ अपनी पसंद के अनुसार परोसें😊