Oil-Free Mango & Hing Pickle, or as we call it in Hindi – ‘Hing Ka Achar’, is a pickle of its own kind. Unlike all other mango pickles, this pickle is oil free. It is spicy and aromatic, made with just salt and 2 spices – red chili powder and asafoetida.
What is a pickle or Achaar?
A Pickle or Achaar is a pickled food, native to the Indian subcontinent, made from a variety of fruits & vegetables, preserved in vinegar or edible oils along with various Indian spices.
What are the major pickle ingredients?
Although pickle ingedients may vary by regions within the Indian subcontinent, some of the notable ingredient used are limes, lemons, mangoes, ginger etc.
Can I eat pickles every day?
Pickles have excessive salt concenration which is bad for the body and may cause bloating, water retention, high blood pressure and a number of other problems.
Are pickles good for me?
Pickles can be fat-free and low in calories, but then they are also low in most of the other nutrients, except for sodium. People with high blood pressure or cardiovascular issues should rather avoid pickles. The main benefit of pickles is just that some pickles contain beneficial bacteria.
Summer season is incomplete without making at least a few batches of our favorite pickles and preserves. Mango pickle tops the list as it is every one’s favorite. Mangoes are easily available and reasonably priced during summer season. There are so many types of mango pickles that can be made with just a slight difference in each recipes.
Oil-Free Mango & Hing Pickle, or as we call it in Hindi – ‘Hing Ka Achar’, is a pickle of its own kind. Unlike all other mango pickles, this pickle is oil free.
It is spicy and aromatic, made with just salt and 2 spices – red chili powder and asafoetida.
This oil-free and lip-smacking achaar goes well with almost anything. You will definitely love this pickle.
And what’s more exciting is that you can store this pickle in the refrigerator for up to a year.
Tawa Paneer Masala is a delicious semi dry curry with onions and capsicums. The whole recipe is made on a Kadai or a griddle. Making this recipe at home is really simple.
What is Tawa Paneer Masala?
Tawa Paneer Masala is a delicious semi dry curry with onions and capsicums. The whole recipe is made on a Kadai or a griddle. While paneer lababdar and shahi paneer are creamy, Tawa paneer masala is more on the chatpata sides. This is the reason it can also be served as a starter.
Can I make restaurant-like Tawa Paneer Masala at home?
Making this recipe at home is really simple as we use only spice powders for flavoring.
What are the major ingredients required for making Tawa Paneer Masala?
The most important ingredient for making Tawa Paneer Masala is Paneer (Cottage Cheese). The curry is made with pav bhaji masala and diced onions & capsicums on a large Pav Bhaji Kadai.
What can we serve Tawa Paneer Masala with?
The beauty of this dish (Tawa Paneer Masala) is that it can be served with roti, chapati or any Indian flatbread or as a starter or appetizer.
What is the difference between Tawa paneer masala, paneer lababdar and shahi paneer?
While paneer lababdar and shahi paneer are creamy, Tawa paneer masala is more on the chatpata sides.
Recipe Yield (No. Of servings): For 2 people Recipe Category: Curry Recipe Cuisine: North Indian
FOR ROASTING PANEER: • 14 cubes paneer /cottage cheese • ½ tsp ginger garlic paste • 1 tsp oil • ¼ cup hung curd / yogurt • ¼ tsp cumin powder • ¼ tsp coriander powder • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder • ¼ tsp turmeric • ½ tsp garam masala • ¼ tsp ajwain / carom seeds • 1 tsp kasuri methi • 1 tsp lemon juice • ¼ tsp salt • oil for roasting
FOR CURRY: • 2 tsp oil • 1 tsp butter • 1 tsp cumin / jeera • 1 onion diced • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste • ½ capsicum diced • 1 tsp pav bhaji masala • ¼ tsp turmeric • Salt to taste • ¾ cup tomato puree (To prepare tomato puree, blend 3 ripened tomatoes into a fine paste.) • 3 tbsp water • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
Time Needed :35 minutes
Firstly, in a large mixing bowl take ¼ cup hung curd. Add all the ingrdients mentioned above in the roasting section (except paneer). Mix the spices in the curd and marinate the paneer. Let it rest for 30 minutes. Roast the marinated paneer pieces on hot Kadai adding oil as required. Flip over and roast on all the sides. Keep aside.
On a large Kadai or in a kadai heat 1 tsp butter and 2 tsp oil. Once the oil is hot add 1 tsp cumin and roast until the jeera turns aromatic.
Add 1 onion followed by 1 tsp ginger garlic paste. Saute well.
Also, add ½ capsicum and saute for a minute without overcooking the capsicum and keeping the flame on low add ¼ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp pav bhaji masala and salt. Roast in low flame.
Now add ¾ cup tomato puree and saute well until the tomato puree thickens and oil is released from sides.
Add 3 tbsp water and mix well. Add in roasted paneer pieces and mix gently.
While serving Tawa Paneer Masala, drizzle some lemon juice on top and garnish with coriander leaves. Accompany with some side salad.
Veg Momos Recipe and dumplings are typically served with a spicy Momos Red Chilli Chutney or Momos Chutney or Momos Sauce, which enhances the taste and experience of the momos. Here is one such Momos Red Chili Chutney or Momos Chutney or Momos Sauce recipe prepared with tomatoes & red chili.
Veg Momos Recipe and dumplings are typically served with a spicy Momos Red Chilli Chutney or Momos Chutney or Momos Sauce, which enhances the taste and experience of the momos.
I am sure this spicy and tasty momos chutney recipe will also please your taste buds when you try it with Veg Momos or any other dumplings. For an even better experience, try to make the Momos Red Chili Chutney or Momos Chutney or Momos Sauce recipe more spicy with 2-3 extra red chillis & pair it up with Mayo to balance out the chilly flavour.
For an added flavor, you can also add some black pepper to the momos chutney recipe.
Here is one such Momos Red Chili Chutney or Momos Chutney or Momos Sauce recipe prepared with tomatoes & red chili.
Ingredients Required to Make Momos Red Chilli Chutney | Momos Chutney | Momos Sauce Recipe
2 medium tomatoes
4 red chilies (halved and seeds removed)
1 tsp chopped garlic
¼ tsp sugar
¼ tsp black pepper
2-2.5 cups water
salt as required
1 tsp vinegar (optional)
1 tsp soy sauce (optional)
Procedure to Make Momos Red Chilli Chutney | Momos Chutney | Momos Sauce Recipe
Heat water in a pan and when the water comes to a boil, add the tomatoes & red chilies in it.
Boil the tomatoes on a medium flame for about 7-8 minutes or till the tomatoes start peeling its skin. After this, strain the water and allow the tomatoes and red chilies to cool down.
Once cooled down, peel the skin of tomatoes. Now roughly chopp or crush the tomatoes & transfer into a blender along with the red chilli.
Now add the black pepper, slat to taste, sugar, garlic to the blender.
Add the vinegar & soy sauce (optional).
Without adding water, blend this mixture into a to smooth paste.
Remove the momos chutney into a bowl & enjoy with Veg Momos or any other dumplings or even Pakoras. You can also refrigerate this Red Chilli Chutney | Momos Chutney | Momos Sauce.