Monday, 5 March 2012

Kiddies Meal Combo 1 - Aloo Parata and Paneer Sandwich

Tips for lunch box:
1. Make dough the previous night and keep in a sealed box.
2. Make the Potato mix the previous day and keep in sealed box.
3. Keep the sealed boxes in fridge if its summer else they can be outside.
3. For lunch box - cut into 6 equal pieces as shown.
4. Make the paneer stuffing the previous night and keep in fridge.

All measurements are for one child.

1. Aloo parata
Ingredients :
Potato - 1 - boiled, pealed and mashed
Atta/Wheat/Multigrain wheat - 4 tbsp
Coriander powder - 1 pinch
Cumin powder - 1 pinch
Chilli powder - 1 pinch
Chat masala - 1 pinch
Black salt - 1 pinch
Coriander leaves 
Mint leaves
Method :
Make dough using the Wheat/Multigrain, same consistency as Chapati dough.
Add a little salt while kneading the dough.
Mash the potato, add all the powders and chopped coriander and mint leaves. 
Roll into size of puri. Fill with the potato mix and close.
Roll evenly into round flat bread/chapati.
Now take a tawa or shallow fry pan, fry the parata on low heat, till evenly done on all sides.
If non stick tawa is used there is no need to add oil/ghee while frying.
If regular or anodized tawa is used, use ghee while frying.
Cut into 6 equal pieces like a pizza using a kitchen scissor. Pack curds and pickle in separate boxes.
2. Paneer Grilled Sandwich

Ingredients :
Paneer / Cottage Cheese - 2 tbsp
Onion chopped - 1 tsp
Tomato chopped - 1 tsp
Green Chilli chopped - 1/4 tsp
Cumin (Jeera) - 1 pinch
Red Chilli Powder - 1 pinch
Turmeric powder - 1 pinch
Coriander powder - 1 pinch
Garam masala powder - 1 pinch
Ghee/Olive oil - 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves
Mint leaves
Method :
Crush Paneer into bite sized uneven pieces.
Heat oil/ghee in a kadai/frying pan.
Add cumin seeds and allow to splutter.
Add green chillies and fry lightly, then add onions and fry till translucent and lightly golden.
Then add all the spice powders and after abt 10 secs add the tomatoes and fry till the ghee/oil begins to separate.
Then add the paneer and fry for abt 5 mins.
Do not add water at any point during cooking.
If you are having difficulty in mixing the paneer, add lil ghee or olive oil but not water.
Garnish with chopped coriander and mint leaves. 
Use as stuffing in between 2 bread slices and grill them to make paneer sandwich for the lunch box.

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