OKRA BUTTER MASALA


This dish is no lesser a delight, than  any non- vegan butter masala or the paneer butter

masala.

Though the masala may be the same,ladies finger has an unique taste.

You can add cashewnuts , whole peanuts, corn,or green peas with the okra.

You can add the okra directly or slightly toss in oil before adding to the masala.

There are 2 methods of grinding the onion tomato masala for any butter masala.

1.Saute the tomatoes,onions in butter till soft.Fry the cashew nuts till light brown

and blend all 3 ingredients.

 2. Blend the onions ,tomatoes,cashewnuts raw and directly add to the butter.

Try your choice…..

Do try this with any pulao, or any type of rotis.

Surely a vegan treat.!

INGREDIENTS

250 gm ladies finger

2 onions chopped

3-4 tomatoes chopped

10 cashewnuts

1 tblsp Kashmiri chilli powder

1 tsp. garam masala powder

1/4 tsp pepper powder

1 tsp sugar

1-2 tsp amchur powder

1 tsp cummin seed powder

Few kasuri methi leaves

2-3 green chillies chopped

1 tblsp ginger -garlic paste

1 cup water

Salt to taste

Butter

coriander leaves to garnish

METHOD

Heat 2-3 tblsp. butter and add chilli powder.Immediately add tomato, onion,cashew nut

paste with sugar,salt.

Next add ginger garlic paste,and cook till oil separates.

Add the okra , amchur powder and rest of the ingredients except kasuri methi leaves.

Add water, and cook on a low flame for 5 minutes.

Add the methi leaves , and remove from fire.

Garnish with coriander leaves.

A little butter may be added while serving for richer taste.

Paneer and green peas korma


When it comes to korma,the addition of coconut is always there. So lovers of coconut,will love this korma.You could serve with anything, even as a stuffing for pies and pastries.
For the recipe
Ingredients
200 gm.pkt.paneer
1/2 cup boiled green peas
1 tblsp ginger-garlic paste
2 onions sliced
1 green chilli /capsicum chopped fine
2 tomatoes chopped
1 tsp.cummin seeds
1 tsp.chilli powder
1 tsp.Coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp.garam masala powder
1/2 tsp.fennel seeds/saunf
2 tblsp.oil /butter /ghee
1/4 cup coconut
A handful of cashewnuts
5-6 almonds
Coriander /curry leaves
Salt
Lightly dry roast the coconut,cashews and almonds and keep aside.
Heat 1 tblsp oil in a pan and fry the onions till brown.
Allow to cool and grind the browned onions with coconut, cashew and almonds, ginger-garlic paste and set aside.
Heat the remaining oil , add fennel seeds.
Add chopped  tomatoes with salt,and saute till soft.
Add the green peas and cook for further 5 minutes
Remove the cooked tomatoes and a tblsp.of  green peas (not all) and grind coarsely.
Add cut paneer to the pan in which the peas are cooking, along with the ground tomato mix and the rest of the spices.
Add the ground coconut, with  a little water if needed.Simmer for 10 minutes.
Garnish with curry leaves or coriander leaves.

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