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Thursday, 29 March 2012

preparation of paneer butter masala

                       paneer butter masala



  • 3           big tomatoes - pureed
  • 250       g paneer - cubed
  • 2            big onions
  • 1            bay leaf
  • 2            cloves
  • 1 tbsp     ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp       red chilli powder
  • 3 tbsp    cashew nut paste
  • 1/2 tsp    turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp      dhania powder (dry coriander powder)
  • 1/2 tsp   kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves)
  • 1 tsp      tandoori masala (optional for color)
  • 2 tsp      garam masala powder
  • salt and lemon juice - to taste
  • 3 tbsp     butter
  • 3 tbsp     fresh cream
  • fresh coriander - chopped for garnish


  1. Skin the onions and blanch them in hot water for 3 mins, then ouree them to form a paste. Do the same with tomaotes, unless you are using tomato puree directly.
  2. Take 1 tbsp of ghee, heat in a pan for 2 mins, the saute the paneer cubes in it till golden brown; Now take 1 cup hot water, add a pinch of salt and turmeric powder to it and immerse the paneer cubes in it for 10-12 mins. Then remove the pieces, drain them on a tissue paper and keep aside.
  3. Heat 2 tbsp of butter in a pan, add the bay leaf and the cloves, then add the onion paste and saute till light-brown. Add ginger-garlic paste. Saute for 3 minutes. Add chilli powder, followed by the cashew paste and fry for 5 mins.
  4. Add tomato puree, crushed kasuri methi,coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and salt. Stir and let it simmer for some time.
  5. Add the paneer cubes and simmer for 4-5 minutes. Add a small cup of water and let it cook on medium heat till you get the desired curry consistency. Remove from fire, stir in remaining butter and fresh cream.
  6. Garnish with coriander leaves. 

Tuesday, 20 March 2012


                       ICED CHOCOLATE COFFEE

2 oz unsweetened chocolate
8 fl oz double-strength coffee
12 fl oz cola beverage
1/4 cup sugar
20 fl oz milk
Whipped cream or ice cream

Melt chocolate in double boiler.
Stir in sugar.
Gradually stir in hot coffee, mixing thoroughly.
Add milk and continue cooking until all particles
of chocolate are dissolved and mixture is smooth - about 10 minutes.
Pour into jar, cover and chill. When ready to serve, stir in chilled cola beverage. Serve over ice cubes in tall glasses. Top with either whipped or ice-cream.

how to make Iced Coffee Drink

                            Iced Coffee Drink 

2 cardamom sticks
1 scoop vanilla ice cream
1 cup strong coffee (with sugar if preferred)


Crush the cardamom pods in a pestle and mortar to release the small black seeds.
Spoon the ice cream onto the coffee and scatter with the seeds.
Drink or spoon the coffee through the melting ice cream.

recipe Nagged Coffee

                                           Nagged Coffee
1 cup of coffee or try Pumpkin Spice flavoured coffee
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup of cream
Dash of nutmeg

Beat the sugar and egg yolk together. Place cream in a saucepan and heat over low setting, do not burn. Wisk the egg mixture into the warmed cream, heat until hot. Add coffee to mugs and top with the cream mixture. Garnish the coffee with nutmeg.

how to make Frosty Mocha

                                          Frosty Mocha
1 cup of freshly brewed coffee
1 pint of vanilla ice cream, softenend
6 tbsp of chocolate syrup
1 cup prepared cold coffee

Blend hot coffee and chocolate syrup in blender. Blend until smooth. Cool the mixture to room temperature. Pour the mixture into a medium bowl. 
Add the softened ice cream and cold coffee. With a rotary beater, beat until smooth. Spoon into tall glasses and serve immediately.

recipe of Coffee Milkshakes

                                   Coffee Milkshakes
1 pint of coffee ice cream
2 tsp finely ground coffee
1/2 cup light rum (optional)
4 to 6 scoops vanilla ice cream
Instant coffee powder

Spoon coffee ice cream into blender. Add rum and finely ground coffee. Blend on high until creamy smooth.
 Pour into tall glasses, adding a scoop of the vanilla ice cream to each glass. Sprinkle lightly with instant coffee powder.

how to prepare Mint Cocoa Coffee

                                      Mint Cocoa Coffee
1.1 ounce of chocolate mint liquear
2.Dash of shaved chocolate
3.Whipping cream (optional)
4.Regular coffee or try Dutch Chocolate Decaf flavored coffee


Brew your regular coffee, add the 1 ounce of liquear into your cup. Add some whipping cream if desired and sprinkle with shaved chocolate.

how to prepare Spiced Orange Coffee

                                           Spiced Orange Coffee
1 tsp fresh, grated orange peel
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
5 whole cloves
Regular amount of your usual coffee or try Swiss Chocolate Orange flavoured coffee

Add the above ingredients together and brew as normal. Place a slice of orange at the bottom or your cup. 
Pour in coffee and add suger and cream to taste. Top with whipping cream and sprinkle with a dash of nutmeg and cinnamon if so desired.

recipe of Irish coffee

                                       Irish coffee
1 tsp of sugar
1 jigger of Bush mills Irish whiskey
2/3 cup of coffee or flavoured Irish Crème coffee
1/4 cup of heavy cream, lightly whipped

Preheat the glass with hot water.  
Dump the water out and add the hot coffee with the teaspoon of sugar and stir. 
Add the jigger of whiskey, and top with the whipping cream. Dark coffee's are best for this recipe.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

recipe of Almond Tea

                                          Almond Tea


Tea bags 4  (your favorite tea from our Traditional Teas Collection)
Lemon zest, finely grated         1/2 tsp
Boiling water      4 cups
Sugar                  1/2 cup
Lemon juice         2 tbs
Almond extract    1 tsp
Vanilla                 1/4 tsp

Steep tea and lemon rind in boiling water for about 5 minutes.  Stir in sugar, lemon juice, almond and vanilla. 
Serve hot.

preparation of Tea Nog

                                                        Tea Nog


Tea bags 6, your favourite tea from our Traditional Teas Collection.
Eggs                           2 
Sweetened condensed milk   14 oz
Vanilla                       1 tsp
Salt                             1/4 tsp
Milk                            1 quart
Whipping cream         1/2 pint
 Ground nutmeg

Brew all 6 tea bags in 1 cup of water.
Steep for 5 minutes and remove bags.  Let the tea cool, then add eggs (beaten), milks, vanilla, salt, and mix well. 
 Serve, with whipped cream and nutmeg for garnish
Serves 8

recipe of Black Saffron Tea

                                        Black Saffron Tea


Golden Green tea                  4 bags
Green Cardamom                   6
Sugar                                        4 tsp
Saffron threads                        1/2 tsp
Water                                         4 cups
Golden Green Tea Black          4  bags

Add the cardamom, sugar and saffron to the water and bring to a boil. Simmer until reduced by half. 
Bring to a boil again, add tea bags and steep for 8 minutes.  Strain out tea and spices.  Serve hot.

recipe of Hot Ginger Tea

                                           Hot Ginger Tea


Ginger Aid Tea bags        4
cinnamon Sticks Pieces    2  (3" ea)
Whole cloves          8
Boiling water          6  cup
Orange slices           2

Put tea bags, cinnamon sticks, cloves, ginger and sugar into a large teapot. Pour boiling water over and allow to steep 3 minutes. 
 Remove tea bags and steep for 5 minutes. 
To serve, pour tea into cups and float a quarter slice of orange in each cup.

recipe of Indian Chai (Tea)

                                                Indian Chai Tea


black peppercorns            1/2 tsp (2 ml)
whole cloves                    1/2 tsp (2 ml)
whole coriander seeds      1 tsp (5 ml)
teabags black tea               3
cups water                         4
cinnamon stick                  1 3 inch  
piece of ginger root cut into     4 slices1 inch      
cardamom seeds                1/2 tsp (2 ml)
milk1 cup                           (225 ml)
honey or other sweetener to taste

Bring water to boil in a saucepan.  Add spices, cover, and simmer 20 minutes.  Add teabags and steep 10 minutes.  Add milk and heat to drinking temperature-do not boil.  Strain mixture through a cheesecloth or cotton dish towel.  Serve with honey or other sweetener to taste.