Posts Tagged ‘easy’

Pav Bread

Posted: August 13, 2012 by incidentalcooksuman in Baking, Bread, Indian Food
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Pav Bread

Pav Bread

I have made this pav to have it with misal and it turned out AWESOME. So, thought of sharing the recipe with you all.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all puropse flour
  • 2 ¼ tsp instant dry yeast
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup(or you can use honey)
  • 1 cup warm milk plus 2tbsp water
  • 2 heaped tbsp Amul butter( you can use any salted butter)
  • 2 tbsp butter to brush the Pav

Method:

  • Mix maple syrup  and yeast in luke warm milk and let it sit for 5-7 minutes, until it begins to bubble.
  • In another bowl, mix together the amul butter and all-purpose flour.
  • Start kneading the dough with 1 cup of yeast-milk mixture until you get a smooth, elastic ball of dough. If it is too dry, add 1 tbsp. water at a time. If it is too wet, add 1 tbsp. flour at a time. I have added 2 tbsp of more water.
  •  Coat a big bowl with the tablespoon of oil, drop in the dough, and coat with oil all over. Seal the bowl with plastic wrap, and let it rise in a warm place until doubled, about an hour.
  • Punch air out of dough. Divide the dough into 8 equal sized round balls.
  • Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper, almost touching, about 1 inch apart.
  • Cover with a kitchen towel, and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
  • Heat oven to 375 degrees farheit.  When rolls have risen, brush them generously with butter.
  • Bake rolls until golden brown, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Transfer to a cooling rack and cool to serve.

Note:

Instead of salted butter, you can add 2 tbsp of unsalted butter and 1 tbsp salt to the flour.

Pav Bread

Pav Bread

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Masala Shrimp

Posted: April 18, 2011 by incidentalcooksuman in Indian Food
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Masala shrimp is one of the easiest preparation of this fish I have tried recently. Also, I have never cooked this fish from the scratch, I mean starting from cleaning,  deveining and then preparing this for our dinner…impressive atleast for me. I always get the cleaned shrimp from the store but this time thought of cleaning by myself. And to my surprise it was not that hard of work to do… 🙂

Without further delay here’s goes the recipe for deliciously yummy masala shrimp.

Masala Shrimp

Masala Shrimp

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound medium shrimp, cleaned and devined
  • 3 small white onions
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 inch grated ginger
  • 1 green chilli, deveined and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • salt to taste
  • 7-8 curry leaves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • cilantro leaves, for garnish

Method:

  • Heat oil in pan over medium high heat, add cumin seeds and mustard seeds and let it get splutter.
  • Add chopped onions followed by garlic and ginger,cook until onions are lightly brown.
  • Add tomatoes, green chillies, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder , curry leaves and salt to taste and cook until oil separates.
  • Now add cleaned shrimp to the masala and cook for  2-3 minutes or until the shrimp turns opaque.
  • Transfer to a serving plate and sprinkle cilantro leaves on top to serve.
Masala Shrimp

Masala Shrimp