Sanoli's Kitchen

Friday, May 3, 2013


Usually, we made sandwiches with eggs/chicken/veggies/cheese, but today I made sandwiches with the scrambled cottage cheese filling. Very easy to make, may use your leftover scrambled cottage cheese in a great way. My mom is pure vegetarian, she loves cottage cheese (paneer) a lot. Usually she makes paneer bhurji (scrambled cottage cheese) weekly once. So made these sandwiches specially for her and she relished it truely. Thanks a lot to my friend Meena Bhatia for this healthy and yummilicious recipe. You made my mom's day today...... 

8 Bread Slices
Salted Butter For Spreading On The Bread Slices
Tomato Ketchup (for serving)

1 Cup Cottage Cheese/Chena (grated paneer)
1/4 Cup Green Peas (frozen)
1 Small Onion Chopped
1 Small Tomato Chopped
2 tbsps Small Cubes of Green Bell Pepper
2 tbsps Small Cubes of Red Bell Peppers
Few Sprigs of Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves
1-2 Finely Chopped Green Chillies
1/4 tbsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
1/2 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
1 tbsp Clarified Butter (ghee)
Salt to taste

In a pan, heat little clarified butter. Add chopped onion and green chillies, saute for 3-4 minutes. Add green peas, tomato, chopped bell peppers and fry for 2-3 more minutes. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, roasted cumin powder and garam masala powder. Fry another 2 minutes. Now add grated cottage cheese, coriander leaves and salt in it. Fry on high heat for 3 minutes, till all spices incorporate well with cottage cheese. Switch off the heat now. Scrambled cottage cheese is ready now.

Butter the bread on one side.

Spread scrambled cottage cheese on it.

Cover the slice with another buttered side of bread.

Place both sandwiches on the sandwich toaster.

Grill them nicely.

Serve immediately with tomato ketchut or any other sauce. Enjoy this yummilicious breakfast...

Thursday, May 2, 2013


This is a very luscious dish to relish. Koftas turned just yummilicious with this spinach sauce, soft delicious koftas in rich spinach gravy. Today, I made it first time, but my mom used to make this sauce with different kinds of koftas and we all enjoyed it a lot . When I saw this recipe on Homely Food, asked my mom and did some little bit changes and we all enjoyed this dish for its distinct flavor. Specially my mom relished this delicious dish after a long time. 

4-5 Potatoes (boiled & peeled)
1/2 Cup Bread Crumbs
1/2 tsp Grated Ginger
1/2 tsp Roasted Coriander Powder
1/2 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
1-2 Chopped Green Chillies
1 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
1/2 tsp Dry Mango Powder (amchur)
1 tsp Freshly Pounded Garam Masala
1 tbsp Finely Chopped Coriander leaves/Cilantro
Salt to taste
Oil to Shallow Fry

1 Bunch/300 gm of Spinach
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 Medium Onion (chopped)
1 tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
2 Green Chillies
1&1/2 Tomatoes (chopped)
1 tsp Garam Masala
1 tsp Dry Mango Powder (amchur)
1 tsp Kitchen King Masala
1 tbsp Chopped Coriander Leaves/Cilantro
1 tbsp Oil + 1tbsp Clarified Butter
Salt to taste

In a large bowl, put boiled potatoes and add all other ingredients except oil.

Mash well, till the mix looks like a smooth dough.

Take some amount of the kofta mix at a time and flatten a bit with your palms. Set aside. Following same way make all koftas from kofta mix. (Here, I made 16 koftas)

Heat little oil for shallow fry in a wok. Arrange 8-9 koftas at a time. 

Shallow fry both sides till it turn golden brown and crispy. Drain oil and set aside. Do the same process for remaining koftas. Now yummy koftas are ready.

Heat a wok, add spinach, Turmeric and little salt in it. Fold for 3-4 minutes, don't cover the lid.

Take out and grind with 2 green chillies to make a smooth puree. Keep it aside. 

Now heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan or wok. Add onions in it. 

Fry till onion turns into pinkish, add ginger-garlic paste now. Fry for another two minutes till the raw smell of the spice disapprears.

Add tomatoes, garam masala, dry mango powder, kitchen king masala and little salt in it. Fry till tomatoes gets mushy and leaves oil. 

Pour onion tomato mixture a mixie jar. Grind to make it a smooth paste. Set aside.

Heat clarified butter in a fresh pan or wok. Add tomato-onion paste in it. Saute for 2 minutes.

Now pour spinach puree (which kept aside before) in it. Fry for 2-3 minutes.

Add 3/4 cup fresh water in it. Bring it to a boil (adjust salt here). Add koftas in it. 

Stir nicely and remove from heat now. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with chapatis, naan, kulchas or any rice dish, !

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Recipe Source & Acknowledgement: Homely Food
This recipe lovingly known as 'Chana Masale', 'Khatte Channe' or 'Chole'. Actually this is an essence of Punjab, garbanzo beans cooked in spicy Indian gravy, which well goes with pooris, chapathis or parathas. I made some modifications according to our choice. The colour and flavors of this dish are just amazing! We relished this chana masala a lot and it will definitely tickle your tastebuds...

1&1/2 Cups Garbanzo Beans (kabuli chana/chick peas)
200 gms Onion (finely chopped)
2 Medium Tomatoes (chopped)
4 Green Chillies (finely chopped)
A Pinch of Asafoetida
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
Whole Garam Masala 
(1 bay leaf, 1" cinnamon, 2-3 cardamoms, 3 cloves, 2 strands mace)
1 tbsp Ginger Paste
1 tbsp Garlic Paste
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
1 tbsp Chana/Chole Masala (any brand)
1 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
2 tbsps Chopped Coriander Leaves/Cilantro
A Pinch of Baking Soda (edible soda)
1 tea bag
3 tbsps Oil
Salt to taste

Soak garbanzo beans in sufficient water overnight, as they grow in size after soaking water.

Drain water completely and add sufficient fresh water, baking soda and a tea bag. Pressure cook for 6-7 whistles or untill soft. Keep cooked garbanzo beans aside. Discard tea bag now, but don't discurd the excess water.

Heat oil in a pan or wok. Temper with asafoetida, cumin seeds and whole garam masala. Saute for 30-40 seconds, till a nice aroma comes out. 

Add chopped onions and salt in it. Fry till onion turn into pinkish.

Mix ginger and garlic paste now. Saute for 2 minutes, or till raw smell disappears.

Add tomato and green chilli now. Saute for 1-2 minutes. Add turmeric powder and kashmiri red chilli powder now. Fry till tomato gets mushy and leaves oil from the side of wok.

Pour chana masala in it now. Fold for a minute.

Add in the water that had been set aside before. 

When it starts to boil, add cooked garbanzo beans in it. Adjust salt here.

Now cover and cook for 5-7 minutes. Open the lid, add lemon juice and sprinkle with some chopped coriander leaves. Switch off the heat now.

Luscious chana masala is now ready to serve. Serve hot with pooris, rotis, naan and parathas by garnishing with onion, lemon wedge and a green chilli. Enjoy this super delicious meal.

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