How to make healthy paneer burji or scrambled cottage cheese

How to make healthy paneer burji or scrambled cottage cheese

How to make nutritious Paneer Burji

[Scrambled Cottage Cheese]

 


Paneer or Cottage cheese is one of the most loved ingredients in India. It packed with protein and is healthy. Cottage cheese can be used in a variety of dishes & cuisines. This is a paneer burji recipe which literally translates to scrambled cottage cheese.

This is a famous Mumbai street food served with the iconic Ladi pav (soft bread). This is a simple recipe. But you can add your own spin by changing the spices or adding whatever vegetables you like. You can add this as a filling in any bread you like.

For all the non-Indians head over to an Indian grocery store and you will all the spices and cottage cheese.

Prep Time: 20minutes
Cook time: 15-20minutes
Yield: For 2 persons.

Paneer Burji Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups / 200 gms – Paneer (grated)
  • 1 – Red onions (chopped) medium size
  • 1-2 – Tomatoes (chopped) medium size
  • 2 – Green chillies (chopped)
  • 2 Tbsp – Oil
  • 1 tsp – Salt (Or as per taste)

Spices:

  • 1 tsp – Rai (mustard) seeds
  • 1 tsp – Jeera (Cumin) seeds
  • 1 tsp – Haldi (Turmeric) powder
  • 1 tsp – Chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp – Kanda salun masala (onion garlic spice) OR 1 tbsp garlic paste.
  • 1 tsp – Chaat Masala (a blend of spices with black salt, it’s sweet, tangy in flavour)

Garnish:

  • Finely chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • Lemon wedges


Paneer Burji – Instructions:

  1. Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan/ kadhai.
  2. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, chopped green chillies and sauté it for a couple of secs. [If you are using garlic paste add it now.]
  3. Add chopped onions and cook them on low to medium flame.
  4. Once onion softens, add the chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, chilli powder, kanda salun masala. Mix well
  5. Once the tomatoes have softened & you see little oil in the pan add the grated paneer. Mix well. Cover and let it simmer on low flame.
  6. After 2-3 minutes add salt & chaat masala. Mix well.
  7. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Drizzle juice of 1 lemon wedge before serving.
  8. Enjoy it hot with whatever bread you like. You can even use any type of Indian flat-breads.

 

Paneer Burji
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Sangeetha vegetarian restaurant in Hong Kong

Sangeetha vegetarian restaurant in Hong Kong

Looking for a vegetarian Restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui Hong Kong?

Sangeetha Vegetarian Restaurant Review

There are days especially on a Sundays that I wish I was in Bangalore! Crisp dosas, soft idlis, spicy sambar, a little podi and some fresh coconut chutney…just 5 mins away from my house. Bangalore ensured that I became a dosa addict by the time I left.
How I wish I could walk up to a dosa corner to satisfy my cravings, here in Hong Kong! If you live in Hong Kong or are a tourist and want to eat some scrumptious vegetarian meal especially dosa! Sangeetha is your best bet!

Sangeetha, a vegetarian restaurant which specialises in south Indian food comes to our rescue every time the Dosa desire strikes!
It is in Tsim Sha Tsui above the Wing On plaza (next to Shangri-La hotel). The is a simple restaurant without any décor elements. But you don’t need fancy décor when you are greeted warmly by the manager and can enjoy delightful service.
Please ensure that you come around 12:30 pm for lunch as by 1 it is buzzing with people and this a weekday I am talking about. Over the weekends this place is packed up. So, it’s a good idea to arrive a little earlier than usual lunch or dinner time.
Let’s talk food now! You will see they serve a variety of food here. Apart from South Indian food, you will get North Indian, little Indian style noodles, chat and sizzlers too. They also serve several types of thali which I am yet to indulge in, so no comments about that. If you are in the mood for some north Indian style roti sabji, they offer that as well and it’s really good.

In the South Indian cuisine, you will get your regular dosa options and wait for it…. kotthu paratha, appams, kaima idly even paniyarams! You can’t see the grin on my face right now, almost salivating.
Every time we end up here, the husband never fails to order his favourite paper dosa! It is humongous and very crispy. It takes a while to arrive at your table, but it is well worth the wait. Just have a look at the picture.

sangeetha restaurant hong kong

As a dosa lover I usually order and recommend the ghee podi dosa, rava dosa, even these will take a little extra time. In case if you are looking for something quick the plain dosa, Idli and Wada are a good start.

If you like rasam you should try their Wada in rasam combo, it’s delicious. If you find yourself here for dinner don’t forget to order paniyarams. I love these and they are on the menu during evening/ dinner only.


After a nice scrumptious meal all I need a good old strong filter coffee! What more do you need…

sangeetha restaurant hong kong

My Ratings

Sangeetha Vegetarian Restaurant, Hong Kong

Cuisine: South Indian North Indian

Ambience: 3/5
Service: 4/5
Food: 4.5/5
Price: 4.5/5
Overall: 4.5/5

Opening Hours:&nbsp Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 03:00pm & 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Website: Sangeeth HK

Address: UG 1-5 & 31, Wing On Plaza, 62 Mody Road,

East Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Map: Location Link

Price Range: HK$500 for two approx. (No soft drinks/ mocktails)
(for 2 sabji, 2 starters, 4 rotis, 1 rice, no desserts)
This place doesn’t serve alcohol.

How to Make Maharashtrian Thalipeeth

How to Make Maharashtrian Thalipeeth

How to make authentic Maharashtrian Thalipeeth Recipe


 
Thalipeeth

It is strange how I fell in love with this scrumptious dish! My Bengali husband loves Maharashtrian food and thalipeeth is one of his favourites. I ate it more post marriage which is a shame considering I am a Marathi mulgi! But glad that I enjoy the piping hot thalipeeth now.
Thalipeeth packs a punch. It’s the Bhajani flour which gives it a bold flavour. Bhajani is a beautiful blend of multiple grains and pluses. It a mix of bajri (millet), jawari (sorghum), rice, whole wheat, white & black urad dal (black gram), moong dal (green gram), thick poha & some spices. These grains & pluses are carefully roasted and mixed in right proportions. It is not a complicated process to make it, but tedious one to get the roast & mix correctly.
I have used many readymade bhajani flours, but I struck gold when I tasted my cousin Mousami’s recipe. So now I simply get some from her! Cousins are blessing in disguise.

Here is a step by step process for making authentic Maharashtrian bhajaniche thalipeeth:


Prep Time:20 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Yield: 6 medium size

Thalipeeth Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups – Bhajani Flour
  • 1 Tsp – Chilli Powder (finely chopped green chillies can be used too)
  • 1/4th Tsp – Tumeric Powder
  • 1 Tbsp – Goda Masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 – Medium size Onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup – Curd
  • bunch of finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 -2 tsp oil
  • Water for dough


Step by step instructions for thalipeeth:

  1. Add all spices & salt to bhajani flour and mix well.
  2. Add onion, green chillies (if using), coriander and curd. Mix well.
  3. Add water little by little to make a soft and slight sticky dough.
  4. Cover and keep the dough aside for 20 mins.
  5. On a rolling board place plastic sheet/aluminium foil and add a little oil to stop the dough from sticking.
  6. Keep a pan/ skillet to heat.
  7. Now take a medium size ball and start to gently flatten it on plastic sheet/ aluminium foil. It should be thicker than chappati but thinner than the parathas. Make a hole in the centre.
  8. Add a little oil to the hot pan.
  9. Gently remove the thalipeeth from the sheet by flipping and place it on the hot pan.
  10. Cover and cook both sides on medium flame till brown spots show.
  11. Serve it hot with curd or butter.

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Easy and Healthy Carrot Soup

Easy and Healthy Carrot Soup

Easy and Healthy Carrot Soup


 
easy healthy carrot soup
Rainy days! This weather made me lazy one the afternoon. It was already lunch time but no lunch! I started in my fridge to see what I can make to uplift my mood! Suddenly bright orange carrots caught my attention. This impromptu soup turned out delicious and definitely added sunshine to a dark and gloomy day!
It’s simple and quick and easy to make!! I am sure you will love it. Carrots soup can be made in different ways and this my rendition.

Prep Time:20 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Yield: 2 person

INGREDIENTS for Carrot Soup

  • Large Carrots slices – 2 nos
  • Chopped Spring Onions – 2-3
  • Garlic minced – 2 to 3 cloves
  • Water – ½ cup
  • Olive Oil – 2 Tsp
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Pepper – as per taste


Step by Step process for carrot soup (images below):

  1. Boil the sliced carrots. It cooks faster if the carrots are cut. I used a pressure cooker with 2 whistles. easy healthy carrot soup
  2. Drain the carrots and puree them. I used my hand blender to puree it. You can use your standard mixer/blenders but allow the carrots to cool before you blend them.
  3. In a heavy bottom pan, add olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add minced garlic and spring onions. Sauté it for few minutes. easy healthy carrot soup
  4. Now add pureed carrot to it and mix well.
  5. Add ½ cup water to it. Use the left-over water in which carrots were boiled. You can more water if you don’t like your soup thick.
  6. Simmer for few minutes.easy healthy carrot soup
  7. Season with salt & pepper and serve hot. easy healthy carrot soup

 
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