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Egg Paratha (Eg Parathaa)

Written By Lucy Pinder on Sunday, January 16, 2011 | 5:43 AM


Whole Wheat flour (atta) as per consumption
Eggs (same as number of parathas)
1 tbsp Oil
Butter /oil for frying
Salt as per taste
How to make egg paratha:
  • Make dough out of whole-wheat flour (atta),1tbsp oil and salt as you would do for any paratha/roti.
  • Make dough 30 minutes before and cover it with moist muslin cloth.
  • Take a Ping-Pong ball size lump of dough. Now roll it slightly using dry flour.
  • Now nicely spread little oil over it and fold it in a semi circle shape.
  • Spread little oil again and fold it along the length and roll it in a triangle shape.
  • Cook on a pre-heated Tawa (griddle). Turn it.
  • Pierce the egg from the top. Now slowly open the layer of paratha and pour the egg on it.
  • Spread butter/oil on this side and let it get golden.
  • Similarly cook on the other side till golden brown.
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Daal Nawabi (Dal Nawabe)

1 cup split black gram lentil (urad dhuli dal)
1/2 cup Bengal gram (chana dal)
1/2 cup red kidney beans (rajma)
1 piece ginger (adrak)
4 onion (pyaj)
7-8 garlic (lahsun) buds
6 tomato (tamatar)
some tamarind (imli)
2 green chilly (hari mirch)
few coriander leaves (dhania patti) 50 gm cottage cheese (paneer)
1/2 cup curd (dahi)
1 cup cream
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
2 tsp salt (namak)
1/2 tsp red chilly powder (lal mirch)
1/2 tsp black pepper powder (kali mirch) 2 tsp sugar
4 tbsp clarified butter (ghee)

How to make dal nawabi:

  • Soak all dals and kidney beans in a container for 6-7 hours.
  • Grind ginger, garlic buds and onions.
  • Finely chop green chilies and tomatoes.
  • Soak tamarind in 1/2 cup water for 1/2 an hour and then strain.
  • Boil all dals in a pressure cooker with turmeric and salt until it is cooked properly and then remove it from the flame.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and fry cottage cheese and then take them out.
  • In the same ghee crackle cumin seeds and fry onion paste until it turns pink.
  • Then add tomatoes and cook for few seconds.
  • Then add curd and stir continuously.
  • Then add salt red chilly powder, black pepper powder, sugar and tamarind and fry for a minute.
  • Then add some cream and cook for some more time.
  • Lastly ass all boiled dals and cottage cheese pieces and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Then remove it from the flame and garnish with coriander and serve hot.
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Gujrati Daal (Gujraate Dal )

1 cup split red gram lentil (arhar dal)
1 tsp mustard seeds (raai)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
2 tsp coriander powder (dhania)
7-8 curry leaves (kadi patta)
2 cloves (laung)
1 piece cinnamon stick (dalchini)
a pinch asafoetida (hing)
1 tsp salt (namak)
2 green chilly (hari mirch)
few coriander leaves (dhania patti)
1/2 cup tamarind (imli) water
1 tbsp clarified butter (ghee)

How to make gujarati dal:
  • Soak gram lentil in water foe 1/2 an hour.
  • Then cook with salt, turmeric in a pressure cooker.
  • Crush cloves and cinnamon sticks.
  • Finely chop green chilies and coriander leaves.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and put cumin seeds, mustard seeds and asafoetida in it.
  • When mustard seeds crackles put curry leaves in it.
  • Then add green chillies and coriander powder and cook.
  • Add cloves and cinnamon stick along with boiled gram lentil.
  • After few minutes add tamarind water and sugar.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes and remove it from the flame.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.
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Fish Birriyni (Fissh Birriyane)


450g rohu or any other firm white fish fillets
- 1\2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 level tsp cumin seeds
- 1\2 level tsp mustard seeds
- 1 garlic clove,skinned
- 1 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled
- 1 tsp ajowan (carum)
- 3-4 green chilli
- 1\2 level tsp ground turmeric
- 1 tsp. Red chili powder
- Salt to taste
- 8-10 green -cardamoms
- 4 black cardamoms (bari Iliachi)
- 6 cloves
- 10 pieces of black pepper
- 1 inch cinnamon stick
- 2 bay leaves
- 8-10 dried plumb (allo bahara)
- Oil or ghee
- 6 pieces green chillies
- 2 tbs. Coriander leave
- 2-3of Yellow food color
1.Wash the fish and pat dry. Cut into 1 inch pieces. In a blender grind  the garlic ginger and chillies to a fine paste. Mix the paste with salt, chilli powder and ajowan. Smear the fish pieces with spice paste. Set aside for at least 2 hours
2. In the meantime heat the oil in a shallow frying pan, add the cumin and mustard seeds;they should pop and splutter at once. Add the chopped onions and , stirring frequently, fry them to a rich golden colour.Add the chopped tomatoes, still stirring frequently, fry the onions for about 10 minutes until the tomatoes are reduced to a pulp. Add a little water, if necessary, to prevent the mixture from sticking to the bottomof the pan. Keep frying until the oil begins to separate.
3. Add the fish and stir well to coat it with the tomato mixture.Reduec the heat to low, cover with a tight fitting lid and cook for 15 minutes until the fish is tender.
Sprinkle with finely chopped coriander.Keep warm.   4.Soak the rice in water for half an hour.In another pan boil the rice with 2-3 tsp. of salt and plenty of water .when the rice are 3\4 cooked drain the water. Add 1\4 cup oil or butter and fluf with a fork to prevent the rice to stick each other. Keep rice to one side.
5. In a large pan place 2 inch layer of rice at the bottom, then a layer of fish mixture and dried plums on top,repeating this until the fish and rice have been used up. sprinkle the coriander and mint leaves over the top layer of the rice Pour 1\2 cup water and seeds of cardamom over the rice. Do not stir. Mix the food colour with a little water and sprinkle over the rice.  
6. cover with a tight fitting lid and allow to cook for 20 minutes until the rice are cooked. 
7. once the dish is cooked, leave it covered for a few minutes. then remove the lid, fluff up the rice with a fork.
8. serve with Raita.        
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Chuqandar Gosht (Chukandar Gossht)


1 Kg. mutton
800 grm. chuqandar-chopped
1½ tsp. salt (according to taste)
2 tbs. Coriander (Dhaniya) powder
¼ tsp. turmeric (Haldi) powder
1 tsp. chili (Lal Mirch) powder
2 medium onion-chopped
4-6 tbs. oil
1 tsp. ginger (Adrak) paste
½ tsp. garlic (Lehsan) paste
2 tomato-chopped
6-8 whole black pepper (Kali Mirch)
3-4 cloves (Laung)
2 black cardamom (Bari Ilaichi)
¼ tsp. cumin seeds (Zeera)
1 cup fresh coriander (Dhaniya) leaves-chopped
3-4 green chilies
1 small piece of ginger (Adrak) – sliced
2 tbs. lemon juice


Fry the onion in the oil till brown. Mix all the ingredients together and add to the pot and stir till the tomato has become soft and the water has dried.
Add the meat and cook again to let the water dry. Add 3-4 glasses of water cover and leave to tenderize. When meat is almost done add chuqandar Cook till chuqandar is done and the water dries.
Garnish with fresh Dhaniya leaves, sliced ginger and sprinkle garam masala powder.
Serve with chapatti or boiled rice
Serving: 6 to 8 persons
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Dunkin' Donuts Sausage Pancake Bites

Written By Lucy Pinder on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 | 7:40 AM

Dunkin' Donuts Sausage Pancake Bites are a perfect example of what happens when you start with an awesome idea and then follow through with a mediocre execution.

Because really:  Sausage!  Wrapped in a pancake!  That's a recipe for Win wrapped in Awsome.  After all, haven't you ever done that at home at breakfast?  Wrapped a sausage link in a pancake and enjoyed epic NOMs?  I have.  Everyone in my family has; I refuse to believe it never occurred to anyone else, ever.

Here is a fact:  The higher the quality of your ingredients, the higher the quality of the finished product.  Dunkies uses some really cheap sausage in these things - they remind me of those ratty  generic brown-and-serve sausages my mother used to buy.  The "pancake" part has much more in common with a corndog coating than with a pancake - it's dense and tough, and while it does have a pancake-like flavor, it still comes across less like a pancake and more like a cornbready doughball.  

Too bad, really.  DD could have had something really awesome here, but it just seems like they cut a bunch of corners and wound up with something really "meh."
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