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Paneer Tikka Masala

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today, I will be sharing my recipe on Paneer Tikka Masala. This dish consists of chunks of marinated grilled paneer in a creamy onion tomato masala. The process of making it from scratch can be lengthy but worth the effort. Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • Paneer
  • Yogurt
  • Milk
  • Onion
  • Tomatoes
  • Tomato paste
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Red chili powder
  • Garam Masala
  • Fenugreek leaves

Directions:

  1. Place the cubed paneer and enough yogurt to coat each cube in a large bowl.
  2. Add red chili powder, garam masala, salt, and lemon juice. Coat and mix evenly.
  3. Set aside to marinate in the refrigerator for about 1 hour.FullSizeRender-35.jpg
  4. On a baking tray, place the coated cubed paneer evenly spaced out.FullSizeRender-38.jpg
  5. Place in oven at 400 degrees F for about 35 minutes.
  6. Set aside.FullSizeRender-33.jpg
  7. Chop a large onion, 2 tomatoes, mince garlic, and ginger.FullSizeRender-34.jpg
  8. Place in a food processor to make a puree.
  9. In a large skillet, add some minced garlic in oil. Sautee until browned.
  10. Add the puree, red chili powder, half a spoon of tomato paste, and let cook for 3 minutes.IMG_9711.JPG
  11. Add 1 cup of water and let cook for another 5 minutes.IMG_9712.JPG
  12. Add fenugreek leaves, garam masala, and half a cup of milk. Let cook for 10 minutes.IMG_9713.JPG
  13. Add the paneer tikka and stir gently.IMG_9714.JPGIMG_9715.JPGIMG_9716.JPG
  14. Plate and serve alongside naan and rice!FullSizeRender-41.jpgIMG_9718.JPG

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • This recipe serves about 4 people.
  • You can add as much seasoning as you want and make it as spicy as you want.
  • You can replace the paneer with chicken. Just follow the same steps!

This is a perfect Indian recipe for a party pot luck or just for dinner. It has a  strong aroma of flavors and is super delicious!

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

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Nature’s Guru Tea

I absolutely cannot live without tea and coffee! I start every morning with a cup of coffee. After dinner, I make a cup of chai. Before bed, I wind down with a cup of earl grey tea. My friends at Nature’s Guru were kind enough to send me the elixir of life! IMG_1210.JPG

Nature’s Guru Chai produces a warm, invigorating feeling that has an energizing effect on your mind and body. They blend fresh black tea leaves and perfectly harmonize it with a robust bouquet of authentic spices from India. Balanced with just the right sweetness, our Chai mix delivers a robust experience that satisfies even the most discerning tea connoisseur. Their instant beverage products provide consumers a healthier, eco-friendly, and more affordable alternative to sports drinks, energy drinks, sodas, enhanced waters, and bottled waters.  Nature’s Guru products are:

  • Authentic
  • All-natural ingredients; no preservatives; no additives
  • Easy to prepare – pour contents of single packet into your mug and add hot water. No steeping or brewing.
  • Gluten-Free; Fat Free; Low in calories; Naturally Non-GMO, Zero added sugar

Nature’s Guru Chai is more than just a tea-it’s an indulgent sensory experience. Enjoy the convenience of our gourmet instant tea blend anywhere – at home, office, or while on the go. Check out where to get Nature’s Guru tea at the links below!

https://www.naturesguru.com

https://www.facebook.com/NaturesGuru

https://www.instagram.com/naturesguru/

 

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-Mitz

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Feeling Beautiful with Flirty Aprons

Absolutely love my Apron, Oven Mitt, Silicone Baking Mat, and Punch Chopper from Flirty Aprons! The apron and oven mitt are so pretty and make me feel beautiful which is what Flirty Aprons strive to accomplish. Flirty Aprons have worked tirelessly to make their designs flattering for any woman, but they know women feel confident and sexy, inside and out when they slip on one of their fashionable, stylish Aprons. FullSizeRender-23.jpgFullSizeRender-3.jpg

At Flirty Aprons they are committed to offering their customers quality products and impeccable customer service. Their Flirty and classic designs make time in the kitchen, home and garden enjoyable. The punch chopper is easy to use and clean. It easily chops onions, garlic, and much more. This is just one thing that sets us apart from the other aprons on the market. The Silicone baking mat is so easy to use as well. I don’t need baking spray before baking cookies. All I have to do to wash the mat is use soap and water. It’s easily stored too!FullSizeRender-25.jpgFullSizeRender-26.jpgFullSizeRender-2.jpg

Check out their products at the links below!

https://www.flirtyaprons.com

https://www.instagram.com/flirtyaprons/

https://www.facebook.com/FlirtyApron/?ref=settings

 

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-Mitz

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Pita Bread and Hummus

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today, I will be sharing a very simple but delicious recipe- Pita Bread and Hummus. This is great for a snack or just something to munch on. You can make the hummus as zesty or spicy as you want! Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • Chickpeas
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Ground Cayenne pepper
  • Salt
  • Tortillas

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cut two tortillas into small pizza slices so they are small triangles.
  3. Place evenly on a baking sheet and place in oven at 400 degrees F for about 30 minutes then broil on high for 5 minutes.
  4. While the pita bread is baking, wash and dry the chick peas.
  5. Place in a food processor.
  6. Add as much lemon juice, ground cayenne pepper, and salt as you want.
  7. Add about 1/4 cup of water and a splash of olive oil.
  8. Turn on the food processor and let it run until it becomes hummus texture.
  9. Plate and serve!

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • This recipe serves about 2 people.
  • You can add whatever you like in the hummus as the flavor is totally up to you!

This is a perfect recipe if you’re craving pita bread and hummus but what to know exactly what is in it. It’s a much healthy alternative than store bought hummus.

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

 

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Cake Bams

SO pretty and SO delicious! Cake Bams is an artisanal rice cakes company created to give people a lower calorie, gluten free, healthier alternative to cupcakes and cookies. Cake Bams are topping organic brown rice cakes with yummy “frostings” and ingredients, ranging from vegan dark chocolate and sea salt to citrusy lemon and blueberry cream. FullSizeRender-15.jpgRice cakes can qualify as CAKES once and for all. These organic brown rice cakes are topped with an organic strawberry greek yogurt “frosting” & finished with fun sprinkles.

FullSizeRender-13.jpgCheck out where you can indulge on Cake Bams below!

https://cakebams.com

https://www.facebook.com/cakebams/

https://www.instagram.com/cakebams/

 

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-Mitz