Updated: September 22, 2020 10:32:43 pm
While cooking may not come easy for many of us, it is a rewarding and therapeutic experience for those who enjoy the process. So if you are one of those who like to keep it simple and delicious, let us introduce you to one pot meals which, as the name suggests, don’t require much effort. Here are a couple of mouth-watering dishes from actor Sameera Reddy and her mother-in-law Manjri Varde who have been sharing simple and easy recipes that can be made at the home with what is available.
Check out the actor’s post below:
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Easy One pot Dal Makani seems like a drama dish but In fact it’s the opposite & @manjrivarde makes her Paneer Matar Rich Royal perfect for a decadent meal. She learnt hers from @prasadkitty and mine well !! I’ve said it all in the video🤣 🥙Dal Makhani – start with 3/4 cup Black Urad Dal and 1/4 cup rajma soaked overnight . Please put 3 cups of water and pressure cook it till soft . * ½ cup finely chopped onions * 1 or 2 green chilies – chopped * 2 tsp ginger garlic paste * 1 cup tomato puréed * 2 tbsp tomato paste / purée (can skip if not avail ) * 3 Whole black pepper * 2 to 3 cloves * 1 black cardamom (badi elachi) * 1 stick cinnamon * 1 tej patta (bay leaf) * 1 teaspoon red chili powder * water as required * ¼ fresh Cream ( I’ve skipped this ) * 1 teaspoon crushed kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves) 3 tablespoon butter – salted or unsalted * salt as required. 🥙In hot oil add the whole masala -Tej patta. Pepper. Clove . Badi elachi . Cinnamon till it smokes. Add the onions and ginger garlic paste .Fry till translucent. Add the puréed tomato & paste Add the red chili powder ,Kasuri methi & salt .Cook till soft . Add butter & water for consistency. Simmer for 30 mins . Add white butter and switch off the gas . 🥙 Heat a piece of charcoal till red hot .Pick it up with tongs & place it in a katori as shown in the video , put a few drops of ghee or oil & Immediately cover it to make sure the smoke in sealed inside the pot . Let it sit for at least 1 hour . Simple easy aromatic Dal Makhani! 🥙Royal Peasy Paneer ☀️ 300 gms paneer cubes 6 Tomatoes chopped 2 Onions, large chopped Whole masala -8 black peppercorns * 6-8 cloves * 4 large badi elachi * 1-2 sticks cinnamon * 4/5 tej patta Salt to taste Red chilli powder/Haldi powder 1 cup Boiled peas Chopped coriander Fresh cream 1/2 cup Note : no water to be added at any point to this cook!!! Fry the paneer well on both sides and set aside . In the leftover oil . Add the whole masala till it smokes.Add the red chilli powder & Haldi powder .Add the onions and cook till translucent. Add the tomatoes and cook till soft, add the boiled peas,Kasuri methi coriander paneer & cream. Cover & shut the gas! Enjoy🌈
Go down the spicy trail with the rocking duo.
Here are the recipes for Dal Makhani and Royal Peasy Paneer
¾ cup – Black urad dal, soaked overnight
¼ cup – Rajma, soaked overnight
½ cup – Finely chopped onions
1-2 – Green chillies, chopped
2 tsp – Ginger garlic paste
1 cup – Tomato puréed
2 tbsp – Tomato paste/purée
3 – Whole black peppercorns
2-3 – Cloves
1 – Black cardamom (badi elachi)
1 stick – Cinnamon
1 – Bay leaf
1 tsp – Red chilli powder
Water as required
¼ cup – Fresh cream
1 tsp – Crushed kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves)
3 tbsp – Butter, salted or unsalted
Salt as required
*Soak black urad dal and rajma overnight.
*Put three cups of water and pressure cook it till soft .
*In hot oil, add the whole masalas to the pressure cooked dal — bay leaf, peppercorns, clove, black cardamom, cinnamon — and let it smoke.
*Add the onions and ginger garlic paste. Fry till translucent.
*Add the puréed tomatoes and paste.
*Add the red chilli powder, kasuri methi and salt. Cook till soft. Add butter and water for consistency. Simmer for 30 minutes. Add white butter and switch off the gas.
*Heat a piece of charcoal till red hot. Pick it up with tongs and place it in a katori. Put a few drops of ghee or oil and immediately cover it to make sure the smoke is sealed inside the pot. Let it sit for at least one hour. Simple, easy and aromatic Dal Makhani is ready.
Royal Peasy Paneer
300g – Paneer cubes
6 – Tomatoes, chopped
2 – Onions, large, chopped
8 – Black peppercorns
6-8 – Cloves
4 – Black cardamom
1-2 sticks – Cinnamon
4-5 – Bay leaves
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder
1 cup – Boiled peas
Few – Chopped coriander
½ cup – Fresh cream
*Fry the paneer well on both sides and set aside.
*In the leftover oil, add the whole masalas and fry until they smoke. Then add red chilli and haldi powders along with onions and cook till translucent. Add the tomatoes and cook till soft. Now add the boiled peas, kasuri methi, coriander, paneer and cream. Cover and switch off the gas. The dish is ready.
No water to be added at any point.
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