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Indian Chai

Hi everyone! Today, I will sharing my recipe on how to make Chai, Indian tea. It’s so easy to make, but it has so much flavor from the spices and the aroma is to die for. I usually drink this after dinner or in the mornings on the weekends. Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • Milk
  • Ground or roughly ground Indian Chai/Tea
  • Cardamom
  • Ginger
  • Sugar or Honey

Directions:

  1. Fill a pot with water. If you are making 2 cups of chai, fill the pot with 1 cup of water.FullSizeRender-8.jpg
  2. Grate some ginger and place in the pot.
  3. Add cardamom seeds in the pot.
  4. Add 2 spoons of Indian tea and place in the pot.FullSizeRender-10.jpg
  5. Bring the pot of water to a boil and let simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Add 1 cup of milk to the pot.FullSizeRender-11.jpg
  7. Add 2 spoons of sugar or 1 big spoon of honey.
  8. Bring the tea to a boil and turn off.FullSizeRender-6.jpg
  9. Serve and enjoy!FullSizeRender-15.jpgFullSizeRender-13.jpg

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • This recipe serves about 2 people.
  • You can add as much sugar, honey, or ginger you want. You can even omit the ginger.
  • You can use skim milk or low fat milk.

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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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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Baingan Bharta – Punjabi Eggplant

Happy Wednesday all!

Today I will be sharing my recipe on Baingan Bharta, which is roasted mashed eggplants cooked with onions, tomatoes, chillies, and ginger. This delicious roasted mashed eggplant dish is one of the most comforting things to eat along with warm rotis. The mouthwatering smoky flavor that comes from charring the eggplant is what makes this dish so amazing. You can even roast them over coal which brings them to another level! Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium eggplants
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Red cayenne pepper
  • Garam Masala
  • Turmeric

Directions:

  1. Wash, pat dry and prick eggplants. Roast them over open flame until the skin starts peeling off and eggplants start to shrink. Continue on all sides until the skin browns. Let them cool in a bowl of water.IMG_0084.JPGIMG_0085.JPGIMG_0086.JPG
  2. Meanwhile, chop the tomato and pulse until smooth or chop finely and set aside.
  3. Remove eggplant skin and mash the pulp.
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  4. In a large skillet over medium high heat, sauté the onions in a splash of oil until they become translucent.
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  5. Add chopped ginger and garlic and continue to cook until browned.
  6. Add red cayenne pepper and the mashed eggplants.
  7. Cook for 10 minutes over medium high heat. Continue to stir.
  8. Add the tomatoes and cook over medium heat for another 10 minutes.IMG_0091.JPG
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  9. Continue to mix and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  10. Plate and serve alongside warm roti!

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Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • This recipe serves about 2 people.
  • It’s important to char the eggplants thoroughly so the raw flavor doesn’t remain.
  • You can add however much spices you want according to your taste!

Baingan Bharta is so easy to make! It takes no time at all to cook, yet it’s so delicious! Not many ingrediants are needed, however the spices make the dish so flavorful.

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