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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jan 8, 2009

CEans can cook!

Alright,

The title of this thread is inspired from a popular show "Yan Can Cook" 😁 [Website: YanCanCook.com - The Official Website of Chef Martin Yan ]

I request all our CEans to share their favorite recipes with the rest of us. I bet we'll have some of the best recipes from around the world.

If no one posts here for a long time, I'll teach you how to make ginger tea [popularly known in India as "Masala Chai" (Chai = Tea) ]
Ashraf HZ
Ashraf HZ • Jan 8, 2009
I'd like to request a nice and easy Cheese Macaroni recipe please!

I'm not much of a cook, but I used to make this simple layered chocolate biscuit "cake". No need to bake. Just mix stuff and cool in fridge πŸ˜› I'll try to recall the recipe next time.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jan 8, 2009
*Reserves the space for Biggi's fruit-salad* πŸ˜›
raj87verma88
raj87verma88 • Jan 8, 2009
Macaroni and Cheese
x amount of macaroni
1.5x amount of cheese grated
1 cup cream
black pepper and salt to taste
cook macaroni in boiling water drain excess water. mix all the ingredients and micro until light brown.
you may also add an egg.
Ashraf HZ
Ashraf HZ • Jan 8, 2009
Haha, thanks! Ratio of cheese to macaroni, 1.5:1? That's a heck of a lot of cheese πŸ˜›
gohm
gohm • Jan 8, 2009
Now Biggie I know you can do more than masala chai!
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jan 8, 2009
I guess I should add word 'nutritious' somewhere in my first post.
raj87verma88
raj87verma88 • Jan 8, 2009
ash
Haha, thanks! Ratio of cheese to macaroni, 1.5:1? That's a heck of a lot of cheese πŸ˜›
Oh, sorry, it was 1 to 1.5x. Depends upon how cheesy you want it to be.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jan 8, 2009
@Gohm: Of course. Just wait for my fruit salad.

Waiting for all your recipes, CEans. What's stopping you?
raj87verma88
raj87verma88 • Jan 8, 2009
*Shahi Paneer and Seekh Kababs will come later today* We may also learn to make some tikkas.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jan 8, 2009
Ash, can we have something Malaysian Special from you?
aashima
aashima • Jan 8, 2009
Ahh something different on CE! πŸ˜›
I haven't tried much except for maggi, home made soups and sponge and chocolate cakes! 😁
So I'll better wait for the expert recipes. And yes, I am specially interested in fruit salad. 😁
Ashraf HZ
Ashraf HZ • Jan 8, 2009
I can't cook anything special, let alone a Malaysian one πŸ˜› I'll dig around my mom's recipes I guess.
Well i can cook junk food like maggi,and to some extent prepare rice and dal,scrambled egg is my fav I can make that anytime,but someday I will love to cook authentic bengali cuisine I am really fond of it!!!!!
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jan 8, 2009
What is with Engineers and Maggi? Almost all engineers love noodles?
Maggi is a marvel of food ENGINEERING its quick to make,nice to taste,is a filler and more importantly digest really fast.....I love Maggi!!!
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jan 9, 2009
I admit, I love it.
Well even indian junk foods are easy to prepare and they are nutritious too
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jan 9, 2009
In my humble opinion, junk food is not supposed to be nutritious and vice versa.
Ashraf HZ
Ashraf HZ • Jan 9, 2009
Maggi is part of an engineer's diet πŸ˜‰
raj87verma88
raj87verma88 • Jan 9, 2009
Shahi Paneer or Imperial Cottage Cheese

250 g Paneer/Cottage Cheese
2 onions finely chopped
Some ginger
3-5 garlic cloves
2-3 green chillies
1-2 tsp. red chill powder
3/4 to 1 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Garam masala (A mixture of various spices)
1/2 cup milk
salt to taste
5-6 tbsp. cream
1/3 to 1/2 cup powdered or grated dry fruit (Almonds, Cashew Nuts)
10 tbsp. Vegetable Oil
1/2 kg tomatoe puree

Mix the onion+ginger+garlic+green chilli paste.
Heat oil in Wok. Saute the paste for some time. Add Tomato puree, milk, cream...everything except Cheese. Cook the Sauce/gravy/Curry for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, cut the cheese into square or triangular pieces. Add the cheese to the sauce and cook for another 10 minutes or till the sauce thickens.
P.S. You may change the ingredients according to your taste
raj87verma88
raj87verma88 • Jan 9, 2009
Seekh Kebabs

500 kg lamb/beef/pork/goat Keema or Mince
3/4 tsp garam masala
1 tsp garlic paste
1 tsp raw papaya paste
4-5 green chillies
1.5 onions (make a paste)
1-2 Egg
Salt to taste
2 tbsp Cooking Oil
1 tsp red chilly powder
Cardamom
1 tsp Black Pepper
2 tsp cream
2 tsp cashew nut powder
1 tsp ginger paste
Some cumin seeds
Turmeric
4-5 tbsp of split peas or chick peas pawder (You can add a mixture of both)
First cook the split peas and/or chick peas in boiling water till they are soft. Drain the water and cool them. Then grind them to make powder.

Mix all the ingredients and knead properly. Take a minute amount of mixture and saute in oil until cooked. Taste it and make changes if required. Refrigerate the mixture for 1-2 hrs. Pre-heat the oven with the skewers. Remove the skewers and press a ball of mince on to it. Repeat till all the skewers are full. Place in oven, and keep ratating the skewers till the mince is almost done. Remove the kebabs carefully. Shallow fry them with 2-3 tbsp oil or you can wrap them in a plastic covering for later.
Seanv
Seanv • Feb 21, 2009
😁 ... Well, here is something for fellow Maggi fans who want to add a little more taste to it...

Ingredients:

1. A Maggie noodles packet.
2. A small/medium garlic pod
3. Two small/medium chillies (One if its monstrously big or dark green in color).
4. 7 curry leaves, you can take 8 too, I'm not picky πŸ˜›
5. 3 table spoons of oil.
6. Salt to taste


Split the chillies into two along its length and squish the garlic pod. Add the oil, chillies, garlic and curry leaves, wait till the garlic begins to turn brown, then add the water. add the taste maker (the silver maggie noodle taste maker which is in the noodles packet), add some salt (about 1/5 of a tea-spoon), then put in the noodles, and make them as you normally do.

I doubt adding garlic, chillies and curry leaves makes this nutritious πŸ˜› . Then again, nutrition and taste are inversely proportional :evil:

I'll add the Cheese Macoroni recipe later today...
CEMember
CEMember • Feb 21, 2009
hey buddy Seanv, What a simple way of making maggi I can make much maggi more tasty than told by you. Just get me some vegetables also. I love my made maggi. 😁
gohm
gohm • Feb 21, 2009
How about posting your recipe so we can compare & maybe crown a Maggi king? =)

CEMember
hey buddy Seanv, What a simple way of making maggi I can make much maggi more tasty than told by you. Just get me some vegetables also. I love my made maggi. 😁
gohm
gohm • Feb 21, 2009
I am going to try this with tofu and minus the egg, sounds like it would be good, thanks Patty.


raj87verma88
Seekh Kebabs



500 kg lamb/beef/pork/goat Keema or Mince
3/4 tsp garam masala
1 tsp garlic paste
1 tsp raw papaya paste
4-5 green chillies
1.5 onions (make a paste)
1-2 Egg
Salt to taste
2 tbsp Cooking Oil
1 tsp red chilly powder
Cardamom
1 tsp Black Pepper
2 tsp cream
2 tsp cashew nut powder
1 tsp ginger paste
Some cumin seeds
Turmeric
4-5 tbsp of split peas or chick peas pawder (You can add a mixture of both)
First cook the split peas and/or chick peas in boiling water till they are soft. Drain the water and cool them. Then grind them to make powder.

Mix all the ingredients and knead properly. Take a minute amount of mixture and saute in oil until cooked. Taste it and make changes if required. Refrigerate the mixture for 1-2 hrs. Pre-heat the oven with the skewers. Remove the skewers and press a ball of mince on to it. Repeat till all the skewers are full. Place in oven, and keep ratating the skewers till the mince is almost done. Remove the kebabs carefully. Shallow fry them with 2-3 tbsp oil or you can wrap them in a plastic covering for later.
raj87verma88
raj87verma88 • Feb 21, 2009
gohm
I am going to try this with tofu and minus the egg, sounds like it would be good, thanks Patty.
You are welcome. But, Kebabs are supposed to be full of meat. Are you sure about using Tofu. But mind you, you won't get that taste.
There are 1500 varieties of kebabs and they are eaten from Greece till India. Because they are easy to carry and don't get spoiled easily, soldiers used to take Kebabs with them in war as rations.
gohm
gohm • Feb 22, 2009
yes I know, however being a vegetarian it is doubtful mine will be full of any meat. =) I've grilled tofu on kebabs with veiggies and that was good so I bet your recipe will be really good as well.
durga ch
durga ch • Mar 13, 2009
I am trying to re invent an old dish! but as chinese dumplings
1.wheat flour
2.gratedt coconut
3.jaggery
4.honey
5.oil
boil jaggery in water till it melts
add grated coconut and eave till coconut gratings absord all the liqiud and become seperated

meanwhile make wheat dough and set aside
make tinier balls of the dough and press, into a square or circle shapes

fill in the coconut mix on the centre of he cut wheat roti( pressed and flattened dough).
deep fry in hot oil.

P.S:for calorie conscious people, you can fill in the coconut mix between to faltened wheat balls and roll them into stuff coconut parathas 😁

I dont know how this will come out, as I am still trying it out!
raj87verma88
raj87verma88 • Mar 13, 2009
I don't like coconut in dishes. May be it is because of the cultural difference. We never use coconut or its products while cooking up here in the north.
I think I would use minced pork or mutton instead of grated coconut.
durga ch
durga ch • Mar 13, 2009
no worries

fill it with whatever you want!
By the way my dumplings are done.. and my rommie a bengali loved them πŸ˜‰

will post pics
durga ch
durga ch • Mar 13, 2009
two more people liked them !😁

raj you can give a try to coconut!
J I J O
J I J O • Mar 13, 2009
raj87verma88
I don't like coconut in dishes. May be it is because of the cultural difference. We never use coconut or its products while cooking up here in the north.
I think I would use minced pork or mutton instead of grated coconut.
Hmmmmm.. Well i came from a land where almost all dishes contains coconut.. Even the name of our state belongs to coconut trees😁
Bumping this thread, Want to learn more good recipes from our CEans 😁
sowjitha
sowjitha • Feb 13, 2012
I like to cook Andhra recipes because i don't know to cook other recipes.But according to me andhra recipes are a bit spicy and tasty.What you say andhra people????
ISHAN TOPRE
ISHAN TOPRE • Feb 18, 2012
Sada
Bumping this thread, Want to learn more good recipes from our CEans 😁
Recently I tried French Fries. I made it in microwave oven and the also on gas. I found that the French fries made on regular gas were more tasty.
ISHAN TOPRE
ISHAN TOPRE • Feb 18, 2012
Yay finally made my first daalvada It took me 3 days of trial and error. The sauce is readymade.
But now my kitchen looks horrible! πŸ‘€
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K!r@nS!ngu
K!r@nS!ngu • Feb 19, 2012
Issue
Yay finally made my first daalvada It took me 3 days of trial and error. The sauce is readymade.
But now my kitchen looks horrible! πŸ‘€
Awesome issue....πŸ‘
How's the taste ??
K!r@nS!ngu
K!r@nS!ngu • Feb 19, 2012
sowjitha
I like to cook Andhra recipes because i don't know to cook other recipes.But according to me andhra recipes are a bit spicy and tasty.What you say andhra people????
Yes. I like it too. can u cook Andhra Spicy chicken ?
Issue, recipe please! 😁
CIVILPRINCESS
CIVILPRINCESS • Feb 20, 2012
I once tried to do chicken pulav by using sanjeev kapoor's recipe. It was a disaster! I allowed it to cook without pouring any water (cos the recipe never mentioned anywhere that we've to add water 😘 ) and you can imagine the consequence πŸ‘€ Even i couldn't eat it 😳
CIVILPRINCESS
CIVILPRINCESS • Feb 20, 2012
Here is a desert which me and my sis did a year back (after the pulav disater πŸ˜‰ ).
https://cooltwins.wordpress.com/2011/11/12/456/

Loved it! πŸ˜‰ 😁
CIVILPRINCESS
Here is a desert which me and my sis did a year back (after the pulav disater πŸ˜‰ ).
https://cooltwins.wordpress.com/2011/11/12/456/

Loved it! πŸ˜‰ 😁
CP, that's awesome! πŸ˜€
I want a piece of that cake NOW! πŸ˜‰
CIVILPRINCESS
I once tried to do chicken pulav by using sanjeev kapoor's recipe. It was a disaster! I allowed it to cook without pouring any water (cos the recipe never mentioned anywhere that we've to add water 😘) and you can imagine the consequence πŸ‘€ Even i couldn't eat it 😳
ha ha without water? I can imagine how the disaster was 😁

CIVILPRINCESS
Here is a desert which me and my sis did a year back (after the pulav disater πŸ˜‰ ).
https://cooltwins.wordpress.com/2011/11/12/456/
Loved it! πŸ˜‰ 😁
Super cool cake; looking awesome. But a bit time taking one. But Liked it.
born_star16
born_star16 • Feb 21, 2012
CIVILPRINCESS
Here is a desert which me and my sis did a year back (after the pulav disater πŸ˜‰ ).
https://cooltwins.wordpress.com/2011/11/12/456/

Loved it! πŸ˜‰ 😁
Looks yummy😁 But needs some decoration I think for more pleasant look.πŸ˜›
CIVILPRINCESS
CIVILPRINCESS • Feb 21, 2012
Dancer_Engineer
CP, that's awesome! πŸ˜€
I want a piece of that cake NOW! πŸ˜‰
I'll make another one for you 😁


born_star16
Looks yummy😁 But needs some decoration I think for more pleasant look.πŸ˜›
yeah i know πŸ˜‰ it was my first desert. so putting it together itself was so tough 😲


Sada
ha ha without water? I can imagine how the disaster was 😁
Super cool cake; looking awesome. But a bit time taking one. But Liked it.
Thanks sada πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
sowjitha
sowjitha • Feb 23, 2012
K!r@nS!ngu
Yes. I like it too. can u cook Andhra Spicy chicken ?
ya i can cook. But under my mom's guidance only i can make it more tasty and spicy
K!r@nS!ngu
K!r@nS!ngu • Feb 23, 2012
sowjitha
ya i can cook. But under my mom's guidance only i can make it more tasty and spicy
That`s good.
ISHAN TOPRE
ISHAN TOPRE • Mar 5, 2012
Finally I can make nice and fluffy Idli πŸ˜€ But unable to manage Sambar 😭

On an *industrial* note, I believe Idlis are the only food items that can be mass produced. β˜•
circularsquare
circularsquare • Mar 5, 2012
Issue
Finally I can make nice and fluffy Idli πŸ˜€ But unable to manage Sambar 😭

On an *industrial* note, I believe Idlis are the only food items that can be mass produced. β˜•
Getting a good idli in restaurants outside South India is very difficult. I like the idli of Madras Cafe in Mumbai.
The sour taste of the idli should be just right to make the idli eating an enjoyable experience.


By the way an Idli is one of the healthiest snack one can have in restaurants.

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