Saturday, 2 July 2011

As a Cook.

Lately i have been thinking about how i have grown up as a cook in last few years. If you have read here, i have been a tomboy till my graduation initial year and after that even i changed my look and style, i was or must say i am still a tomboy from heart. I hardly had cooked anything till my graduation(as i did my graduation from my home town and you always have the luxury of not doing anything and demanding more when you are at home). My mum and friends used to say that i cannot boil even water properly. Yes its true.I was a totally spoiled child and I really had bad, very very bad experiences whenever i tried something.
After the graduation i left home for the job in Mumbai and than realize how much i miss the home food. Thank god i got roommates like Latika and Sheetal  who are amazing cook and being in their company i also started cooking.I started with daal and rice and now i can prepare almost everything. This time when my parents visited us i prepared a few of my secret recipes, my mom was amazed how i got to learn all this cooking stuff. She knew that i generally cook but was not that sure that i can cook so well. Thank you so much girls. LOVE YOU SO MUCH.

Now its time for the home made spicy (Paneer) Veg Frankie that i  prepared last week. You can find the recipe on google but i still want to share it with you... ;)

1. 1 medium Onion (finely diced)
2. 1-2 tomato (finely diced)
3. Garlic and Ginger  paste - 2 tbs
4. Green chilli - 2 (finely diced)
5. Cabbage- 60 gm (finely diced)
6. Paneer (Cheese ) cubes - 100 gm (optional)  
7. Maida(Rice Flour) - 1 cup
8. Milk - ½ cup   
9. Salt - As required
10 .Chilli powder - ½ tsp   
11. Coriander powder - ½ tsp   
12. Cumin powder - ½ tsp   
Cooking soda -¼ tsp
14. Butter - As required
15. garam masala - ½ tsp  

1. Mix maida, cooking soda, salt, in milk to form a batter and keep it aside for 10 minutes.
2. Heat butter in a frying pan, add ginger-garlic paste, green chilli and cook for 2 mins.
3. Add onion, tomato, Cabbage, chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, some water and let the contents cook for some time.
4. add paneer if you want.
5. When the vegetables are cooked, remove the pan from the stove.
6. prepare small size chapati(bread ) from the dough and cook it for few seconds on both the sides(if should not get tight or crispy). Add some butter on both the sides.
7.Place the vegetable mixture in the chapati and roll it.
8. Wrap them in the tissue paper and serve Hot.

And Here comes the output of the recipe:

Every one has their own version of their recipe and we Indian (generally) loves spicy food. However you can update the recipe based on the availability of the vegetables and masala powders. Its really very flexible and taste yummmy..

So whats you guys doing over the weekend?

With Love


Francesca R said...

I am a total mess when it comes to cooking, those rolls look really yummy!

Mikko Tyllinen said...

Looks so delicious and beautiful!

Swati said...

@Francesca R
Initially it was really a big task for me to cook anything but now enjoy cooking.

Kiran Bajaj Sawhney said...

I so want to eat it...

Francesca R said...

I'll try.....

shooting star said...

its around 10:30 at night and looking at those yummy rolls , im feeling quite hungry!!!
even i used to shirk from cooking and after marriage depended on our cook, but going through some lovely and informative food blogs, i tried my hand at cooking and now can cook quite well..(well, atleast , i can make a good lunch, dinner for about 5-6 guests at home!!)

Patricia Torres said...

Oh wow!! I cant cook to save my life.. but this sure looks easy to make!! *sigh*

Swati said...

@shooting star we share the same story.. LOL
I started trials from food blogs and google only...:)

Swati said...

@Patricia Torres
yeah its not that tough and tastes yummy..
do try it..

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