Tofu Manchurian Dry

>>  Monday, May 25, 2015

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Second day of Kids Delight Snacking all way is Tofu Manchurian. I am fond of all varieties of Manchurian. Today's recipe is almost similar to the other manchurian recipes. I replaced today with Tofu. My kids are not still very sure about what Tofu is, only that they don't really prefer it much to Paneer.

So making this as Manchurian was the best decision as they thought it was Paneer and loved it. I made it as dry snack with just corn flour mix and soya sauce as sauce that gave this dish a slight smoother texture to the Manchurian.

This goes for my Kids Delight event, hosted by Sandhya themed on Snacking all the way.

Tofu Manchurian Dry

Ingredients Needed:

For the Tofu

Tofu - 1 cup
Ginger Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Maida - 1 to 2 tsp
Cornflour -  1 to 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Pepper - 1 tsp
Oil for deep frying

For the Sauce

Onions from spring onions - 2 tbsp
Chopped Ginger - 1 tsp
Chopped Garlic - 1 tsp
Chopped Green Chilies - 2 tbsp
Ajinomoto - a pinch
Soya Sauce - 1 tsp
Corn Flour -1  tsp mixed with 1/2 water
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tsp

How to make the Tofu Manchurian

Wash and cube the tofu as 1 inch pieces. Squeeze the tofu well and mix with the other ingredients and deep fry in batches.

Drain on a kitchen towel.

For the Sauce

Heat a non stick pan with oil, add the chopped onions, green chilies, garlic and ginger. Saute well.

Then add all the sauces and combine well. Finally add the corn flour water and bring to boil. When the sauce turns slightly thick, add the fried tofu and combine well. Finally add the greens of the spring onions and serve hot.

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Makhmali Paneer Tikka | How to make Makhmali Paneer Tikka

>>  Sunday, May 24, 2015

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We are starting the fourth and final week of BM#52, featuring Kid's Delight Snacking all the way. As it must be so clear, I love snacks. And when it comes to snacks that I can feed my kids, its only natural it has to be Paneer. I love Paneer too. I am thrilled that my kids love it as well. It kind of makes things easy.

For the day one of Snacking all the way, I made Makhmali Paneer Tikka. I have always enjoyed the creamy Paneer Tikkas when we dine out. I have mostly made Tandoori Paneer Tikka and with so many versions. It was only natural right, given my addiction to Paneer Tikkas.


Anyway I guess there is always place for another Tikka to come on and thats what I did. This Makhmali Paneer Tikka goes for my Kids Delight event, hosted by Sandhya themed on Snacking all the way. 


Before I get on with the recipe, I thought I should share my interesting conversation I had with my twins this afternoon. As I was trying to nap in the afternoon, they both came to give me company and suddenly Peddu asked me what I do as in work. I explained my job and he was trying hard to understand, when Chinnu asked, he thought I was a cooker as I am cooking all the time. I told me that I cook to feed them and not a cooker. 

The reason both gave was, since they always see me cooking, and they even know blogs. So next was what my blog was for. Anyway long story short, I realized it was quite tough to explain to kids what one does as their day job, when all they see is something else. And imagine being a cooker. I remember even Konda has asked me if I was a cooker even she was younger. 

So being a cooker, this is the best snack I was able to come up with!



Makmali Paneer Tikka

Ingredients Needed:

Paneer / Indian Cottage Cheese - 15 pieces

For The Curd Marinade

Bread slice - 3 nos
Hung Curds - 1/3 cup
Oil - 1 tbsp
Ground black pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder - 1 /2 tsp
Cashewnuts - 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder a pinch
Salt to taste

For Serving

Tomato pieces
Onion Cubes
Lemon

How to make the Makhmali Paneer Tikka

For the Marinade

Pulse the bread slices in a dry mixer till you get fine powder.

Take the bread crumbs in a bowl, add the hung curds, salt, garam masala, cumin powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder. Mix well together.

Add the paneer cubes and mix well. Keep refrigerated till use.

To make the Tikkas

Heat a non stick pan with oil, heat the marinated paneer cubes on both sides till done. Remove once done.

Cube tomatoes, onions as smaller pieces.

Thread the roasted paneer along with alternate onions and tomatoes. Cook on hot pan along with the skewer.

Sprinkle oil over the roasted paneer, and roast on direct flame till it browns on all sides.

Serve hot with mint chutney


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