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Mouthwatering Monday – Mushroom Matar Makhni

 

Mushroom Matar Makhni By Jyoti Singh
Mushroom Matar Makhni

Mushrooms are not among my favorites, unless they are a part of ‘Mushroom Matar Makhni‘. I love this one. Without much ado, lets now start making the dish, and see how it turns out. 😎

 

Ingredients

  • 8 oz / 227 gm Mushrooms. Washed and chopped.
  • 1 cup frozen Peas
  • 1 large Onion
  • 2 big Tomatoes
  • 10-15 Cashews
  • 4 Garlic bulbs
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • Β½ tbsp Red Chilli Powder
  • ΒΌ tbsp turmeric Powder
  • Β½ tbsp Coriander Powder
  • ΒΌ tbsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 2 tbsp Cream
  • 2 tbsp Oil/Butter
  • Salt as per taste
  • Β½ tbsp dry Fenugreek leaves

Method

  • Blend Onion, Ginger and Garlic into a smooth paste.
  • Make a paste of Cashews. Soak them in warm water for 30 minutes to make your task easier. πŸ˜€
  • Make a paste of Tomatoes too.
  • Heat oil in a pan and saute chopped Mushrooms in it, till they leave their water and become light golden in color.
  • Remove Mushrooms from the pan and keep them aside.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in pan, and add Ginger Garlic Onion paste to it.
  • When it’s thoroughly cooked, add tomato paste to it and saute.
  • Add all the spices and cook them on medium-low heat, till oil leaves from side.
  • Add cashew paste and let it cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add salt. Mix water as per desired consistency of gravy.
  • Add Mushroom, Matar, crushed Fenugreek leaves, and let it cook on medium heat for 5 minutes.
  • Mix cream gently to whole gravy and take it off from heat.
  • You can use julienne ginger or cilantro for garnishing.
  • Serve Hot.

Mushroom Matar Makhni By Jyoti Singh
Mushroom Matar Makhni

It’s damn yummy, but remember this one has lots of calories in it. For the healthier version, use low fat cream, and don’t use cashews 😦 , reduce amount of oil to half and that’s it.

Enjoy!!!Β Β 

 

P.S. My cooking is experimental. You will find many similar and different recipes, but the idea is to explore your food and do experiments with it. Enjoy Cooking Experiments and Experiences πŸ™‚

Mouthwatering Monday – Mango Almond Smoothie

 

 

Mango Almond Smoothie
Mango Almond Smoothie

I know. I know, only last week I have posted a Mango Recipe – Aamras, but this is Mango season, and I should be allowed to post more than one. Right??

Also, I am a little biased towards Mangoes. Because, I LOVEEEE them. πŸ™‚

For all the mothers out there, you will agree how hard it is to feed your little ones healthy food. They may eat some of the healthy foods, but not all. Same is with my kids. When it comes to nuts (all of the healthy nuts family), my kids only prefer to eat Cashews, Pistachio and Black Raisins. They can eat cashews with their hands full, but no walnuts and certainly no Almonds. They hate Almonds. :@

So, how to feed them Almonds???

Voila!!!!

Lets blend them with some other delicious food item.

Yes!!!! That is what exactly I did. I made a delicious Mango Smoothie, with Almonds. A Mango Almond Smoothie. All is well now, in this World. πŸ˜€

Here is the recipe for Mango Almond Smoothie.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Mangoes – chopped (I have used Alphonso)
  • 20 Almonds (I soaked them in milk overnight with skin peeled off)
  • 2-3 tbsp Sugar (as per the sweetness desired; also depends on the sweetness of mango you have chosen)
  • ΒΌ tbsp Cardamon Powder
  • Β½ cup ice cubes (as desired by you)

Method:

  • Blend Mangoes, Sugar, Cardamon, and Almonds in a blender, till smooth.
  • Add Ice cubes and blend further.
  • Pour them in glasses and serve cold.
  • For garnishing you can use almonds, mango pieces, or even mint leaves.

 

That’s it and Mango Almond Smoothie is ready. You have a tasty and healthy fruit smoothie in your hand in less than 10 minutes.

Kids will be happy to oblige you by finishing up the last drop of this smoothie, and you will be more than happy to see their smiles, stretched from one ear to another. πŸ™‚

Mango Almond Smoothie
Mango Almond Smoothie

Enjoy!!!

 

P.S. My cooking is experimental. You will find many similar and different recipes, but the idea is to explore your food and do experiments with it. Enjoy Cooking Experiments and Experiences πŸ™‚