Friday, 9 November 2018

ALOO PANEER CHINEBADAM TIKKI O DHONEPATA TETUL ER CHUTNEY




Okay, this was yesterday's dinner... off course ALOO PANEER CHINEBADAM TIKKI O DHONEPATA TETUL ER CHUTNEY is an appetiser but I finished them around 9:30 pm .... hence I had to make it a part of a dinner spread which was very simple yesterday.... this vegetarian tikki, lemon rice and "CHINGRI ALOO PEPER DALNA" ....  raw papaya & potato with smaller prawns ..... we also had this yum chutney with tamarind & coriander leaves.... a salad too. You see today is Bhai Phota / Bhai Duj..... I should have blogged on a family favourite mutton item.... but @ 48 I believe, if there is  a special day for a brother & sister... there has to be a special day for all brothers and all sisters too! For single child like ours, I can only hope that they learn to survive alone, if they are lucky enough then they get a loving spouse and trusted friends as a family! See, my brother sent me few pictures of their Diwali Celebration.... since I am not comfortable sharing family pictures in public, I could not share the right ones... I feel at peace to see the mother not alone.... My family lives some 25 km away from Kolkata in a not at all fancy, two-storied landed property.... they always show me off their terrace which has about 50-70 potted plants ... that old lady once loved to wear a variety of lipstick, nail polish and matching glass bangles with her saree... she is a saree aficionado.... so is her daughter! The father is omnipresent in that home, in this home too .... he however is not changing his blue t-shirt for quite sometime... and eat chocolates all day! What is the daughter having? Its raining hard.... I was craving for something very spicy.... so having this instant noodle bowl..... I will never ever recommend instant noodles to anyone but if your help is on leave and you hate cooking something for yourself, you have to keep such packs handy in your kitchen.... the miser me love these one dollar stuffs.... Now some will make those exotica posts on the interiors of a five star luxury hotel they just visited .... hihi, I never get angry.... I love them.... I try to keep myself humble because my extended family on both sides could not make it big in life.... they are nice, how can I show off in front of their nose? Today is a day very auspicious for us.... I remember the daddy going to the market early morning, the famous DumDum Bazaar it was, the mother cooking for 15-20 people.... later the number of guests lessened.... I carried on with the brother until I left for this island.... then continued in Skype... now feels it to be so stupid!







I am yet to read 1/4 of the book... so busy I am.... after about a week... a help just came in today.... I can go down with my floaters.... I do not know when I can go out for my walk... the knee injury will take sometime to heal... We indeed live in an upscale condominium but only in an 1150sq.ft. of rented property. The husband has a brother like junior colleague with whom I sailed.... This guy is a sailing Chief Officer now and got his wife & daughter from Dhaka to the neighbouring country. He was telling me that he rented a duplex or pent house within a condominium in the suburb there in just 600 Sing dollar.... Angry with that guy, I am not blogging on Ilish! However, I still prefer to stay here in this island which guarantees you safety and security if you are not among the unlucky 2%.... it is 98% crime free! This arm chair socialist prefers to stay in a first world country, haha!

How beautiful it feels to tear fresh curry leaves from your own green corner? Lemon rice is something I swear on... I had some leftover rice in the refrigerator, so decided to tear them and go ahead with the LEMON RICE recipe I already have on the blog. The mother says not to touch a plant after the sunset, they go to sleep at that time. I was feeling bad later.


I am such a forgetful mind that I forgot to click the pictures of all the steps of the ALOO PANEER CHINEBADAM TIKKI O DHONEPATA TETUL ER CHUTNEY .... Anyway, the initial plan was to use the filling for a "paneer er chop".... then you know I am using my minuscule brain matter to make things easier for myself. In the process, I ended up preparing something healthy... more or less so.... only 4tbsp oil has been used.... potato cannot be avoided at this home! Using few things we can prepare yummy appetisers... the brother and the family can be shown love later!! By the Way, the table mats you see is a gift from a dear someone.... very wisely chosen.... but I cannot go public with why I call it a "wise gift"....



INGREDIENTS : [FOR THE TIKKI]

POTATO : 3BIG SIZED
PANEER : 200GM
ROASTED PEANUT : 2TBSP
CHOPPED FRESH CORIANDER : 2-3TBSP
CHOPPED GREEN CHILLI : 2TBSP
CUMIN SEED : 1/4TSP
ASAFOETIDA : 2PINCH
CUMIN POWDER : 1TSP
CORIANDER POWDER : 1/2TSP
RED CHILLI POWDER : 11/2TSP
TURMERIC POWDER : 1/2TSP
SUGAR : 11/2TSP
SALT : AS REQUIRED
BUTTER : 1TBSP
OIL : 2TBSP+2TBSP

INGREDIENTS : [FOR THE CHUTNEY]

TAMARIND PULP : 2TBSP
CHOPPED FRESH CORIANDER : 1MEDIUM CUP
JAGGERY POWDER : 11/2TSP
GREEN CHILLI : 2
BLACK SALT : 1/2TSP


PROCEDURE :

For the chutney wash the chopped fresh coriander and the green chillies thoroughly first. Take all the ingredients mentioned under chutney category in a blender and blend at high for 2 minutes pausing in between!

I forgot to take the picture of it.... its totally yum!

For the potato-peanut & paneer tikki... pan seared vegetarian appetisers, wash the potatoes and prick all over with a fork.

Take on a plate and microwave at high for 5-6 minutes.



Once cool, peel off the skin and mash them well.




Roughly chop the fresh coriander & green chillies and wash thoroughly. If we are using frozen paneer, we need to soak it in hot, salted water for at least 2-3 hours.



Then we will strain the water. I have taken together all that is required in one place.



We will heat the butter in the wok and lightly toast the paneer on it.




After this I forgot to take the stepwise pictures, I was busy video shooting and very eager to sing and make public my horribly, untrained voice.... I love doing it but!

What we will do is that heat 2tbsp oil in the same wok and temper it with asafoetida, chopped green chillies and cumin seeds. 

We will add the mashed potato to it, then add the turmeric, cumin powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder and some salt. Fold in well and stir for 3-5 minutes.

We will add the roasted peanuts, chopped fresh coriander and the sugar now. We will keep stirring for another 2 minutes. 

Add the paneer pieces now and gently fold in.

The filling is ready. Once cool.... shape into medium sized ovals or roundels.




In a clean wok, heat 2tbsp oil. Place some of the tikki. Cook one side till brown and then turnover! Cook until the other side is brown! Done!

Serve with the chutney and some salad!



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