Spicy Honey Cauliflower (Gobhi)- Sweet and Spicy Starter– Party- Party Recipe–Dry Manchurian

Ingredients –

  • Green chilly slice
  • Cauliflower florets – 2 cups
  • Sugar – 1/2 tsp

For batter –

  • Corn flour / Cornstarch – 1/2 cup
  • All purpose flour (maida) – 1/2 cup
  • Black pepper – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt as needed
  • Soya sauce – 1 tbsp.
  • Red chili sauce – 2 tbsp.
  • Tomato sauce – 2 tbsp.
  • Honey – 2 tbsp.
  • Vinegar –1 tbsp.
  • Ginger – Garlic paste – 1 tbsp.
  • Chopped garlic – 1 tbsp.
  • Chopped spring onions white and greens – 1/2 cup
  • Vegetable oil  for deep frying

For the garnish –

White Sesame seeds – 1 tbsp.

Method –

  1. Add Corn flour, Maida, black pepper and Salt into a bowl.
  2. Pour water to make a thick batter consistency.
  3. Add the Cauliflower florets and coat them in the batter well.
  4. Heat vegetable oil in a kadhai / pan on medium heat.
  5. When the vegetable oil turns hot, drop the batter coated Cauliflower florets in the hot oil.
  6. Fry them until the Cauliflower florets turn crispy and golden in color.
  7. Drain them to a kitchen towel.
  8. Heat a vegetable oil into the other pan on medium heat.
  9. Add chopped garlic and fry for 1-2 minutes.
  10. Add spring onions and sauté for few minutes.
  11. Add tomato sauce, soya sauce, vinegar, and salt to taste.
  12. Mix well and cook for few minutes.
  13. Add chilly paste, Honey and little water, mix well.
  14. Add the fried Cauliflower florets ,toss gently.
  15. Cook on a high heat for 1 to 2 minutes.
  16. Sprinkle  White Sesame seeds and mix.
  17. Turn off the heat.
  18. Serve immediately garnished with spring onion.

Aloo Capsicum Fry–(खटी मीठी आलू शिमलामिर्च)- Dry Potato Capsicum –Aloo Shimla Mirch

Ingredients –

◾Boiled, Peeled and Chopped Potato – 4 medium size
◾Chopped Capsicum (cube size) – 1 medium size
◾Chopped Onions – 1/2 cup.
◾Ginger – Garlic paste – 1 tbsp.
◾Salt to taste
◾Vegetable oil / Butter – 2 tbsp.
◾A pinch of Turmeric powder
◾Whole Cumin seeds – 1 tsp.
◾Rad Chili powder / Chopped green chili (as per your taste)
◾Sugar – 1/2 tsp.(optional)
◾Garam masala – 1/2 tsp.
◾Dry Mango powder (Amchur powder) – 1/2 tsp
◾Whole Coriander seeds and Whole Fennel seeds (Saunf) – 1 tbsp. (Roasted and Grind)
◾Chopped Coriander leaves – 1/2 cup.

Method –

1.Heat Vegetable Oil into the pan on medium heat.
2. Add cumin seeds, fry for few seconds.
3. Add chopped onions, cook till they turn soft and tender.
4. Add potatoes, Ginger – Garlic paste, fry till they start turning light brown and crisp.
5. Add salt, Garam masala, Turmeric powder, Red chili powder, mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes.
6. Add Capsicum and mix well.
7.Cover and cook for 1-2 minutes.
8. Add the coarsely ground powder, sugar and mix them well.
9. Let it cook on medium heat for about 1-2 minutes.
10. Once the curry is ready, turn off the heat, transfer it to a serving bowl and garnish with coriander leaves.
11. Serve with Roties or paratha. Enjoy !!!

Malai Chop/ Malai Sandwich (मलाई चॉप)–Chena Mitha– Bengali Or Bangladeshi Sweet

Ingredients –

1. Paneer / Chena / Cottage Cheese – 2 cups.
2. Sugar – 2 cups (as per your taste).

For Stuffing-
3. Khoya or Mawa (crumbled) – 1 cup.

4. Food color (Yellow) as per your choice.
5. Cardamom powder or Kewra essence – 1/2 tsp.

For Garnishing –
Slices Pistachio (Pista), Cashew, etc.

Tutti Frutti (optional)

Method –

1. Add Sugar and 2 cups of water into the utensil and mix well.
2. Cover and let it boil on medium heat.

3. Put paneer/chenna on the plate and using your hand press for 5-6 minutes until chena becomes completely smooth (You can use blender also).
4. Take the small portion of chena in your hand and shape them into oval shape and press.
5. Cover and Keep it aside.
6. When chasni started boiling, put chena balls in boiling chashni.
7. Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes on high heat.
8. After 10 min, remove the lid and flip the chop to cook the other side.
9. Cover and cook for another 10 min.
10. After 20 min Chops are ready, turn off the heat.
11. Allow it to cool down for few minutes.
12. Add Kewra essence into the Sugar chasni and mix well.
13. Take them out in a strainer for 5- 10 minutes to drain extra sugar syrup.
14. Crush the Mawa and heat into the microwave or pan for 1 min.
15. Add sugar Chasni – 2 tbsp, few drops of food color, Pista into the Khoya and mix well.
16. Khoya Stuffing is ready.
17. Take 1 piece Chop in your hand and slit it from the center with help of the knife.
18. Prepare all Chop in the same way.
19. Take one slice and apply little stuffing.
20. Put another slice over the stuffing and gently press.
21. Garnish with Chopped Pista and Tutti Frutti .

22. Prepare all Malai Chop in the same way.

23. Malai Chop is ready Enjoy !!!
24. You can store them in airtight container Refrigerate and use up to 7 days.