Instead of taking your father out for lunch or dinner, treat him to some self-made dishes like badam cutlets, phirni, momos and more, with recipes lent by experts.
Chef Gautam Mehrishi, host of “Hello Summer” on Living Foodz channel, and chef Kunal Kapur have suggested few recipes that could impress your father and family:
* Badam cutlets
Potato (boiled and mashed) – 2 cups
Salt -3/4th teaspoon
Almonds (blanched and crushed) – 1/2 cup
Oil – 3 tablespoon
Oil – for frying
Jeera – 2 teaspoon
Ginger chopped – 1 tablespoon
Turmeric – 1/2 teaspoon
Red chilly powder- 1/2 teaspoon
Green chilly chopped – 2 teaspoon
Green onions – 1/2 cup
Eggs – 2 nos
Maida – 1cup
Breadcrumbs – 1 cup
Method: Heat oil in a pan and add jeera. Then add green chilly chopped, ginger chopped, crushed almonds, sauté and add turmeric and red chilly powder. Immediately add the mashed potato and salt. Saute for three minutes, remove and add spring onions chopped. Allow it to cool down. Now shape it into thin flat patties.
Separately in three plates keep ready flour, beaten eggs and bread crumbs. In the first step, dip the cutlet in flour, pat then dip in eggs and then dip in bread crumbs. Lightly pat and deep fry on medium heat. Serve hot with chutney.
* Almond and chicken momos (without shell)
Preparation Time: 15 min
Cooking time: 15 mins
Chicken mince – 250 gms
Garlic, chopped – 1 tbsp
Carrots, finely chopped – 3 tbsp
Spring onions, finely chopped – 3 tbsp
Ginger, finely chopped – 1 tbsp
Soya sauce – 1 tbsp
Oyster sauce – 1 tbsp
Sesame oil – 1 tsp
Pepper powder – 1 tsp
Egg – 1 nos
Blanched and chopped almonds – ½ cup
Oil – for greasing
Method: Place the chicken mince in a bowl. Add all the ingredients except almonds and divide it into equal-sized balls. Roll these balls in the blanched and chopped almonds and carefully place these small balls on a greased plate. Get the steamer ready and steam these on high heat for 15 minutes. Remove and serve the momos hot.
* Paneer badam ki tikki
Paneer – 2 cups
Potato boiled & mashed – ½ cup
Oil – 2 ½ tablespoon
Jeera – 1 teaspoon
Green chilly chopped – 2 teaspoon
Ginger chopped – 2 teaspoon
Turmeric – ½ teaspoon
Red chilli powder – ½ teaspoon
Coriander chopped – 2 tablespoon
Almonds chopped – ½ cup
Cornflour -1 tablespoon
Salt – 1 teaspoon
Method: Mash the paneer and mix with the potato. Heat oil and add jeera, once it crackles add the ginger and green chilly. Toss them for few seconds and add the turmeric and immediately add the paneer potato mixture.
Add red chilly powder and salt. Toss for 2-3 mins and take off the flame. Spread out on a tray and allow to cool completely. Now add cornflour and coriander chopped. Make round and flat patties.
Spread almonds that are chopped. Roll the sides of the patty in the almonds and keep aside. Heat remaining oil in a pan and cook the patties on both sides till brown. Serve hot.
* Anokhi phirni
Finely chopped onions – 4-5
Cold water (for cleansing) – as required
Cream milk- 1 glass
Jasmine flowers- 20-25
Rosewater – 1½ teaspoon
Pandanus flower water – 1 tablespoon
Cardamom – 2-3
Dried rose leaves – 1
Sugar – 3-4 tablespoon
Dried whole milk – ¼ cup
Finely chopped pistachio – 1 tablespoon
Finely chopped almonds – 1 tablespoon
Method: Finely chop the onions. Dip and strain them in cold water and clean them thoroughly. In a hot pot add cream milk, jasmine flowers, rose water, pandanus flower water, cardamoms, dried Rose leaves and mix it well. Remove the remaining excess water from the onion.
Then in hot pot, add chopped onion and cook for 10 to 12 minutes. Now put sugar in pot and add dried whole milk, chopped pistachio, chopped almonds and cook it well for five minutes.
For presentation: Take out phirni from pot and place in earthen bowls. Garnish with pinch of pistachio. Let the phirni cool for 10 to 12 minutes after it is cooked, then place the phirni bowls in the refrigerator to chill. Rest it in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours. Take out bowls from fridge and serve.