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Very Veggie Soup

Hi everyone! Now that Fall is around the corner, my go-to recipes are always hearty soups. Today, I will be sharing a classic veggie soup. It’s a great way to sneak all those veggies in but all you can taste is the flavorful garlic and tomatoes. It takes no time at all and is super easy. Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • Tomatoes
  • Garlic
  • Beet
  • Ginger
  • Carrots
  • Onions
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Fill a large bowl halfway with water.
  2. Place the tomatoes, beet, and carrots in the bowl.FullSizeRender-4.jpg
  3. Microwave for 6 minutes to soften the veggies.
  4. Meanwhile, chop the onion, garlic, and ginger.FullSizeRender-2.jpg
  5. Let the boiled veggies cool to room temperature.FullSizeRender-8.jpg
  6. In a food processor or Ninja blender, add the chopped veggies and about 1 cup of water.
  7. Blend until smooth.FullSizeRender-3.jpg
  8. In a big pot, pour the puree in and turn on the heat to medium.
  9. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Let the soup come to a boil and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
  11. Serve hot alongside garlic bread!FullSizeRender-10.jpgFullSizeRender-13.jpg

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • You can add whatever veggies you have on hand or you like. I would add more except this is all I had at the moment.
  • You can use broth instead of water.

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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Summer Garden Pasta

Happy Wednesday everyone! Now that Summer is almost at its end, I wanted to make a Summer Garden Pasta filled with fresh veggies while they are still in season and before the Fall vegetables come to town! It’s quick, delicious, and great warm or cold. Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • Pasta of your choice
  • Broccoli
  • Zucchini
  • Mushroom
  • Carrots
  • Alfredo sauce
  • Garlic powder
  • Italian seasoning

Directions:

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add the pasta. Let it cook until al dente.
  2. While the pot of water is coming to a boil, cut the vegetables of your choice.FullSizeRender-9
  3. Once the pasta is cooked, drain the water.
  4. Add about 1 cup of alfredo sauce and mix to cover all the pasta.FullSizeRender-5.jpg
  5. Add the vegetables and seasoning to taste.FullSizeRender-7.jpg
  6. Let it warm on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  7. Plate and serve!FullSizeRender-16.jpg

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • You can add whatever veggies you have on hand or you like. I would add more except this is all I had at the moment.
  • You can even use tomato sauce instead of alfredo- whatever your heart desires!

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