Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Dhaba wala matar paneer sirke wale pyaz ke saath or sath mai masala dahi bandh gobhi salad ke sath,...enjoy the meal,...:-)

What happens when Advay sleeps for 3 hrs continuously and i get time to cook in kitchen peacefully read on,....:-)
I like to cook when there is no one in the kitchen ,...i guess that's how everyone likes it,..but these days i don get this opportunity ,i have to shut the kitchen door or ask some one to latch from outside,,,,reason being Advay,...he will just come and open kitchen tap,throw utensils,play with burner or do so many other things which will disturb me to the core,...:-(,..i have to keep telling hubby to keep him out specially during evening,..cause that's when he is most notorious.
One afternoon Advay took afternoon nap for three hrs continuously this may sound normal for everyone but for me this was blessing in disguise reason i got enough opportunity to experiment in kitchen ,..that too without any distractions :-),..had no menu in mind,...first thing first ,..saw fresh cottage cheese,green peas in refrigerator...and thus without any doubt thought of preparing matar paneer ,saw curd too and chopped cabbage,capsicum,and carrot without wasting time i started with the preparation,...
ingredient required for Matar Paneer
chopped cottage cheese one cup
tomato two chopped
onion three chopped
garlic five to six cloves chopped
green chili three chopped
ginger one inch chopped
salt to taste
half tsp each turmeric powder,red chili powder and coriander powder( mix in few drops of water,make paste and keep aside)
cumin seeds one tsp
dry red chili three crushed
bay leaf two crushed
pepper seeds half tsp
black cardamom two
oil to cook one tbsp
fresh green peas half cup

procedure
heat half tsp of oil in non stick wok or kadai ,once the oil is hot add chopped cottage cheese and shallow fry till the edges start turning brown.
once done keep the fried cottage cheese on kitchen towel to drain excess oil.
add remaining oil in the same wok and once it is hot add cumin seeds,followed by crushed red chillies,bay leaves,black pepper seeds and black cardamom
once spices start turning brown add chopped ginger ,garlic and green chili followed by chopped onions,keep frying till onions start changing their colour,now add chopped tomato
once tomatoes are done add salt followed by masala mixture,..and keep stirring till oil is seen along the sides.
now add desired amount of water for the gravy ,followed by peas,
lower the flame and simmer for 10 to 15 Min's,once done add fried cottage cheese ,simmer again for five minutes.
remove from flame ,add chopped coriander leaves and serve
hot with rice or roti.

another version of matar paneer which can be tried is instead of chopped onion,ginger and garlic  and green chili their paste can be used for the gravy and to give more subtle flavour black cardamom,pepper and red chili can be omitted,i experimented with chopped onions because i wanted to prepare matar paneer the same way its prepared in road side dhabas ,i don't know how far i succeeded in preparing dhaba version of matar paneer :-) goes well with rice and chapati...
for salad i mixed red wine vinegar in chopped cabbage,carrot and capsicum along with salt and pepper,...


for masala curd just beat curd and give tadka of dried red chillies ,fewmustard seeds,add pinch of salt and red chili powder,..
For onion in vinegar just add finely chopped onions in vinegar and a pinch of salt mix well.
finally khana taiyar hai,
..ya that's what i tell hubby when food is ready...;-) had matar paneer curry with chapatis,salad,masala curd and sirke wala pyaz,..:-)
This whole feast goes to Blogger Aid Because We Can Help Event
 
hosted by Equal Opportunity Kitchen , as this thali is apt for hungry guests visiting us during holidays :-)
Ramki of One page cookbooks is hosting
event Recipes for the rest of us salad and masala curd goes to Ramkis event.
Whole thali again goes to Trupti of Recipe Center for her
Winter treat event as this thali is perfect for winters
Lore of Culinarty is on in her blog with Original Recipe -winter holidays

hot matar paneer curry is off for her event,..
Adlak of Adlaks kitchen has passed Best blogger friend award,
...thanks a lot,..Adlak for passing this beautiful award to me,..:-)....
thats all frens,...;-) i will be back soon,..with the recipe of pic below,
...till then happy blogging and cooking,...;-)











60 comments:

Sunshinemom said...

Arre wah! Kya thali hai! Would love to have lunch at your place today! Matar panner looks great.

Purnima said...

Priyanka,
Wow..the Dhaba style matar-pan. surely rocks! It looks so tasteful! I truly feel inspired jab tum itne saare dishes ek saath bana deti ho! 3 hrs of sleep is bless..take it frm me, I hv 2 notti ones, who now sleep in noon! :D (hey do chk my 2nd last post)TOI is being missed..adding my fave blogs on reader.TC.

Kitchen Flavours said...

I always like your way of long feasting. Tali looks welcoming, comforting, refreshing and yummy.

sowmya said...

wow..that thali looks yummy..so you have come back yo your routine..yes its difficult to cook peacefully with the kid paying around..am experiencing the same with laksh..

rekhas kitchen said...

wow priyanka now looks like you came back to bloging abhi aapki recipes ka maja agayi each and every dish looks so mouthwatering and spcialy masala dahi mmmmmm superb will try it

LG said...

So..cooking is in full zoom....all of them are looking yumm. Love to Advay.

DEESHA said...

wow priyanka, thatz mouth watering food yaar .. I would have loved to be a part of that meal

Curry Leaf said...

Wah,when should we come there?I am all ready now itself.-mouthwatering feast perfect entries for all the events.:P

Vaidehi said...

wow.. Thali looks perfect.. I have tried Dhaba food couple of times .and I loved it..after looking this thali, I can smell nice aroma of Matar paneer.

chakali

Alka said...

I am Hungry......thts wht i realized after looking at this thali

Uma said...

Wow, what a thali! Wish I was at your place for dinner! Everything looks delicious and mouth-watering. Tell me about kids! I've been and I am thru all this.

Srivalli said...

Thats such a yummy plate!..

soma said...

Oh! what a meal. Just the names are making my mouth water!

That scene u described in the kitchen is soo familiar:-) How I crave for some quiet & non interference when I am cooking. i have 2, who are always in a tornado mood. mere bacchey 3 ghanta nehi sotey hain! sonay se nafrat hain.
Soma(www.ecurry.com)

SriLekha said...

Wow! that was a scrumptious lunch!
u started rocking again with ur thali!

Cham said...

Wow , I am coming to ur place! Well done u manage really well to whip up everything with the little one! Great :)

Vanamala said...

wow..what a lovely dish..parcel me this na:P

Laavanya said...

What a satisfying meal that must've been. Looks great.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Nice plate of food. Looks so nice. Great recipe. YUM!

karuna said...

i simply love dhaba style food. the mutter paneer and the whole thali looks so authentic. nothing like dhaba food. and if u can recreate tht at home......wowowoow. really nice.
so how are things, wht plans for the holidays?

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

matar paneer looks delicious.. and that thali is really tempting me.. am coming to ur place :)

Meera said...

Wow! What a delicious spread!! My mouth is watering.

Vij said...

Yummy thalli! paneer looks so tempting!

Illatharasi said...

Hi dear, felt as though you are telling me... good narration:)

Wonderful plate with so many yummy dishes! love them all:)

Nags said...

what a spread! :)

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. nice thalli.. looks perfect & delicious..

Shreya said...

hi, such an awesome dhaba style thali spread. Amazing entries to so many events:-)

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giz said...

Oh my goodness - what a gorgeous feast and thank you so much for this exquisite entry to Bloggeraid - Because We Can Help

anudivya said...

That is quite a spread! Gosh, how did you manage to get all that on the table... awesome work

Chandani said...

thali looks so good!! loved your dhabawala mutter-paneer and masala dahi...

Mallika said...

I am the same. Prefer to be alone in the kitchen, but we have the dining table in there too so it can be a real nightmare!

Veda Murthy said...

Hi priyanka,

Thats one fancy looking meal you have there....my mouth's watering!:-)

G.Pavani said...

priyanka,ur great chef yaar...making dhaba wala matar paneer is not that much easy...looking yum yum for this winter...thx for sharing

Arundhuti said...

yummy thali....

Yasmeen said...

Appetizing food,making me hungry.My little one also prefers the kitchen utensils to his toys:)

Andhra Flavors said...

wow priyanka! thats mouth watering thali.

Uj said...

Arey waah...bilkul dhaba style.. Looks yummy. I have always loved Dhaba food, esp garam garam Tandoori roti with rajma masala, chopped onions.

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Premyscakes said...

thali is so tempting!! Great that u had managed so many with your little one.

Purva Desai said...

The whole thali looks soo yummy and complete and Mattar Paneer looks delicious.....
Ur kitchen ventures, during Advayay's nap reminds me of my mom, she used to finish cooking lunch before my brother used to wake in the morning and dinner during his naps in the evening....we had placed a small removable partition in the kitchen so that he doesnt enter the kitchen ;)

Sharmila said...

That plate looks so good Priyanka! Am going to try matar paneer this way next time. And I love the way you write about your son. :-)

Rajani said...

wow sahi thali hai! and i know exactly how you feel abt son's nap time. there are days i send out silent prayers so that my girl will sleep a lil longer so i can cook, clean or simply put my feet up and relax... relax tho kabhi nahi hotha, khair kuch extra karne ka waqt miljatha hai.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Nice spread of recipes. Look so good. YUM!.... So mouthwatering...

Aditi..............:) said...

hmmm.....my mouth is watering!!! lovely platter!!! :)

Purnima said...

Hey Priyanka,
Was not able to devote time to my blogs since a week! But I made this Dhabe-da-matar paneer the same night, wow..it was sooooooo tasty..my neighbour too loved it. I will forward your link to her too..
THanks so much for posting such a wonderful recipe..and hey MERRY XMAS TO U N UR NEAR ONES! (Tks for wishing me as well! Means a lot yaar!)

Vij said...

Wish you a happy new year! May all your dreams come true.

cheers
Vij

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Great post:)
Happy New Year to you!

sra said...

Happy New Year, Priyanka!

SriLekha said...

Wish u a very happy new year! Hope u r enjoying the good fog and mist there!

Purva Desai said...

Wish you Happy and Prosperous New Year...

Dibs said...

Wish you a very happy new year!

Laavanya said...

Thank you dear for your wishes... Wishing you and your family a joyous year ahead.

What a fabulous meal that makes...

anudivya said...

Happy New Year! :)

Sunshinemom said...

Thank you, Pree! Wish you a safe, peaceful, joyous and Happy New Year too:)

Rajani said...

a very happy new year 2009 to you and your family! hope you cook up more yummy thalis!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Happy New Year to You!

Simran said...

What a mouthwatering thali! Amazing what you can do in 3 hours. Can't wait to see the next one now!

Season's greetings, and hope you have a wonderful 2009

LG said...

Happy New Year to your family and Lots of love to Advay.

Cham said...

Happy New Year to u and ur family !

Curry Leaf said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU & FAMILY.