Khoa Gulab Jamun

This recipe is one fantastic recipe from my mom’s recipe collection!

Once you try out this recipe, you will never use the instant gulab jamun mix ever again!

Ingredients needed

Sugar – 2.5 cups

Unsweetened khoa – 200g

Milk powder – 50g

Maida – 50g

Elaichi powder – 1/2 tsp

Ghee /oil for frying or mix of both

Method:

In a kadai , Add 1.5 cups to the sugar and keep stirring till it starts boiling and remove it and keep it aside.

Add 1 tbsp water to khoa and knead it and make it soft if it’s crumbly. If it is a store bought soft khoa avoid adding water and kneading.

Add milk powder and maida , elaichi powder to the khoa and make gulab jamun balls.

In another kadai add ghee/oil mixture , heat it well , and add just 3 to 4 pieces of khoa balls at a time and not more and fry them in low flame til you get a dark reddish colour. While frying make sure you take hot ghee/oil mixture from the sides and pour it above the jamuns and keep frying . This ensures even cooking.

Remove it and first keep it in a plate with tissue paper then add those balls to the sugar syrup and let it soak for atleast 2 hours before you keep it in the fridge.

Serve chilled!

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Shahi aloor dum

So me and my friends were discussing about recipes in our whatsapp group then suddenly my friend Ishwarya sent a screenshot of a recipe which she had noted it down after watching chef venkatesh bhats programme.

The recipe seemed delicious yet so tedious!

I told her ill convert it into opos method and give it to her !

Then i realized it cannot be fully OPOSED and hence only the gravy can be oposed !

I decided to go ahead and try it.

I adapted from that recipe and made it according to my convinience!

Here is what i did !

In a 2 litre pc ,

Layer 1 : 3 tbsp water , 1 tbsp oil ,1 tbsp ghee

Layer 2: 3/4 cup chopped onions in one half and 3/4 cup chopped tomatoes in the other half

Layer 3: 1 tsp gg paste , 1/4 tsp turmeric, 3/4 tsp red chilli powder, 3/4 tsp dhaniya powder, 1/2 tsp garam masala , 1/4 tsp each ( fennel powder, dry ginger powder)1/2 tsp salt , 1/2 tsp sugar , 2 tbsp cashew powder

Cook on high for 4 whistles or 6 minutes whichever is earlier.

Let pressure settle !

Open and blend the gravy along with 1/4 cup beaten curd .

Add tadka of 2 bay leaf, 3 cloves and 3 cardamom in ghee to the gravy.

Boil 250g potatoes, mash it well add 1/2 cup crumbled paneer , 1/4 cup chopped cashews, 2 tbsp chopped chilli powder, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp chat masala . Knead well and make them into big balls and coat it fully with corn flour and deep fry them .

Add the balls to the gravy and serve it with hot rotis!

PS: The original recipe called for chopping the big potatoes into halves, boil them then scoop out the centre and add the scooped out part to the gravy while blending. And inside the aloo pocket stuff it with a mixture of crumbled paneer, cashews , green chilli, salt n chat masala . Cover the top fully with cornflour and deep fry them and add it to the gravy!

You can choose to do that too!

Potato masala fry

Here is one of my favourite recipes of potato . It is very easy to make and quiet flavourful. This is adapted from the website sailus kitchen.

Take 500g boiled potatoes and chop it into pieces.

I have used small potatoes here. You can use big potatoes. For small potatoes you can poke it with a fork for the flavours to get infused.

Mix the boiled potatoes with 1.5 tbsp rice flour .

In a small cup , add 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp red chilli powder, 1/4 each ( turmeric powder, cumin powder, fennel powder ) 1/2 tbsp coriander powder, mix everything well.

In a kadai ,

Add 2 tbsp oil , 1/4 tsp asafoetida and the mixed powders and fry for 1 minute. Then add the potatoes mix it well so that the masalas are coated and cook for 8 to 10 minutes till it’s roasted!

Tastiest potato fry ready!

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OPOS Dhaba style mughalai mutter paneer

So today i was looking at options for subjis for rotis and i was going through my blog for recipes! Then i thought why not try rewriting a new recipe into this method! And i wanted some Dhaba style subji and i went to the site dhabastyle.com and chose mughalai mutter paneer! Took that and edited according to my preference and this is what i did!

METHOD COURTESY: Mr.Ramakrishnan

This serves two people

In a 2 litre pc ,

Layer 1 : 2 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp water

Layer 2 : 1/2 cup chopped onions in one half of the base and 1 cup chopped tomatoes in the other half

Layer 3 : 1 green chilli, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste,3/4 tsp each ( coriander powder, cumin powder) 1/2 tsp each ( salt, deghi mirch/kashmiri red chilli powder, garam masala) 1/4 tsp each ( turmeric powder, black pepper powder) 2 tbsp cashew powder

Above that keep a small cup with 1/2 cup peas inside.

Close the lid with weight and cook on high flame for 4 whistles or 5 minutes whichever is earlier. Release pressure immediately.

Open, remove peas cup , mix all and blend into a gravy adding 1 tsp honey . You can add 2 tbsp cream while blending. Now add the peas and 1 cup ghee roasted paneer to the gravy. Mix well and serve with rotis.

You get a creamy tasty mutter paneer!

OPOS Mumbai style pav bhaji

I have tried many variations of bhaji and I finally ended up with this lipsmacking recipe.

This is the best i have ever tried!

METHOD COURTESY : Mr. Ramakrishnan

This quantity serves 4 people!

What i Did

In a 2 litre pc ,

Layer 1: 3 tbsp butter 1 tbsp water

Layer 2 : 1 cup chopped tomatoes in one half of the base and 3/4th cup chopped onions in the other half of the base

Layer 3 : 1 cup chopped potatos, 1/2 cup peas , 1/4 cup each ( carrots,capsicum)

Layer 4 : 1 tsp each ( salt, Cumin powder, coriander powder, ginger garlic paste , crushed kasuri methi, cumin seeds) 1/2 tsp garam masala, 1.5 tsp pav bhaji masala, i added 1 tsp deghi mirch and 1/2 tsp red chilli powder. If you don’t have deghi mirch powder you can use kashmiri mirch powder but if you don’t have both , add just 1 tsp red chilly powder. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder

Finally sprinkle 1/4 cup water.

Close the lid with weight and cook on high flame for 3 whistles . Let the pressure settle.

Open mash well with a potato masher.

Serve with chopped onions and lemon along with toasted pav buns/ toasted bread.

OPOS BABYCORN PULAO

BABYCORN PULAO

You just need babycorn to make this tasty pulao .

Use raw rice/boiled rice for your daily lunchbox.

Using basmati rice takes it to the other level and can be used in parties.

For this recipe more such recipes ,

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OPOS Restaurant style Chinese buttery Garlic Fried Rice

I have another restaurant style fried rice in my blog cooking vegetables and rice separately!

This one involves cooking everything together.

Sometimes when only two of you are at home, you feel like having a rice dish for dinner and you don’t want to cook lots , this recipe is for you!

METHOD COURTESY : Mr.Ramakrishnan

Here is what i did

PREPARATION:

Soak 1/2 cup basmati rice for minimum 1 hour

Mix 1 cup vegetables ( beans, carrots, capsicum, cabbage i.e 1/4 cup each) with 1/2 tsp each ( salt, pepper powder, mixed herbs /Seasoning, soya sauce, vinegar , chilli sauce)

In a 2 litre pc ,

Layer 1: 2 tbsp butter , 1 tbsp water

Layer 2: 1/2 cup onions and 12 garlic pods chopped

Layer 3: Soaked and drained rice

Layer 4: Spiced vegetables

Finally add 1/2 cup water along the sides.

Close the lid with weight and cook on high flame for 2 whistles. This will take less than 5 minutes!

Let the pressure settle. Fluff up and serve it with any Chinese side dish or just plain rice with soup !

Feel free to add more garlic as it would increase the flavour! Don’t reduce the butter. Replace butter with sesame oil!

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Homemade Osmania bakery biscuit

After i taught my dad about pinterest , he started sending me and mom , the recipes he wanted mom to make for him!

Today he saw karachi biscuit recipe and asked me if there is tutti fruity at home , i replied no ☹️ ! Then suddenly it struck me osmania biscuits are also famous in Hyderabad other than karachi biscuits. So i started searching for osmania biscuits.

Finally when i saw vaah chef having the recipe , i decided I won’t search further.

I saw his video and made sure i had all ingredients.

Then this is what i did !

Make sure you weigh each ingredient in kitchen weighing scale and not measuring cups.

In a bowl , take 120g butter and 80g sugar powdered . After butter softens, mix them well.

Finally add 20ml milk to this and mix well . I used 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp milk for 20 ml .

In another bowl, add 200g maida , 10 grams custard powder(plain vanilla flavoured powder) , 10 g milk powder(unsweetened milk powder the best, i used aavin brand) , pinch salt, 1/4 tsp baking powder , pinch cardamom powder. Mix everything well.

Add the powder mixture to the butter sugar mixture and mix well to form a dough.

Separately mix saffron in 1/4 cup warm milk and keep aside.

Flatten the dough and cut circles using cookie cutter or water bottle cap. Make sure it is not very thin when you flatten the dough.

In the baking tray , spread the parchment sheet and place the cookies . Apply milk saffron mix with the brush over the biscuits.

Pre heat the oven at 180 deg c for 10 minutes. And bake each batch only for 15 minutes.

Yummy buttery crispy tasty osmania biscuits ready !

I got around 30 biscuits from this quantity!

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OPOS Spicy muttakose pulao

Do you know u need just cabbage and peas to make this tastiest pulao!

Make it with raw rice/ ponni boiled rice / sona masoori for your lunchbox .

Use basmati rice to make it for your parties !

Check out my cookbook for this recipe and more such recipes .

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OPOS Mumbai Style Tawa Pulao

Mumbai Style tawa pulao is a street food famous in Mumbai !

It is such a lipsmacking recipe ! And the best part is you can do it in 7 minutes!

Check out the recipe in my cookbook.

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OPOS Gorikkai Pulao

Do you know you can make a fantastic pulao using cluster beans!? Here is the proof

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OPOS Pumpkin carrot soup

We had yellow pumpkin at home ! I wanted to try yellow pumpkin soup from a very long time! The recipes i saw online had onions n garlic! I wanted to try it without them! I followed caramalized carrot soup from RK sirs cookbook and tried this fantastic lipsmacking recipe!!

METHOD COURTESY : Mr. Ramakrishnan

Here is what i did

In a 2 litre pc,

Layer 1 : 1 tbsp butter , 2 tbsp water

Layer 2 : 2 cups chopped yellow pumpkin (1 chopped carrot included in the 2 cups)

Layer 3 : 1/2 tsp each ( sugar, salt, pepper, all purpose seasoning)

Close the lid with weight and cook on high flame for 6 whistles or 5 minutes whichever is earlier. Let the pressure settle .

Open and blend it along with 2 cups water!

Drizzle fresh cream and garnish with sliced almonds if you would like it! (Optional)

It was soo yummy!!

Serve it with toasted bread!

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Dear opos friends and family out here , I am extremely delighted to announce that my first cookbook VEG LUNCHBOX RECIPES is available in amazon for sale. First i would like to thank Rama Krishnan sir for inspiring us and giving all his support without which this would have been completely impossible! I sincerely thank my mom and dad for their continuous support. It has been exactly 2 years since i started my foodblog ANYONECANKOCH . I thank each and every member for all your love and support and constantly validating all the OPOS recipes in my blog . This has given me a great motivation to come out with this book VEG LUNCHBOX RECIPES! I have selected very simple, easy and tasty recipes for my book which i am sure will be regular at your home. You don’t need to have a kindle device to buy this. Just download the free kindle app from your google store/app store and buy this using an amazon account. If you have any issues while buying via amazon app, please login to amazon via chrome/safari or any mobile browser and you can buy it easily via browser without issues! Here is the link for buying the book in India https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07F9TCY9M/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_vi4pBb0WZQE8QHere is the link for buying the book outside India https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F9TCY9M/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_awdb_t1_uh4pBb1DXEH1CI am looking forward to your honest reviews after you buy the book! Thanking you all in advance 😍🙏🏻🙏🏻Let me know if you face any issues buying the book !

OPOS Apple Jam

After successfully trying n posting grapes and strawberry jam, i always wanted to try apple jam!

I had very old apples in my fridge , since we couldnt eat it, i thought ill make a preservative free jam!

This is what i did,

In a 6 litre pc ,

I added 700g peeled and chopped apples at the base directly!

Then added 300g sugar measured in a kitchen weighing scale!

Added juice from 1 lemon above that.

Finally added 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder!

Closed the lid with weight and kept it on 700 watts(medium flame) for timed 15 minutes.

I let the pressure settle!

I opened it, the bottom was beautifully caramalized .

I mashed the whole thing with a hand masher/potato masher !

Got a beautiful consistency which was more like a marmalade!!

Who can imagine making a preservative free jam in 15 minutes?

PS: If the apples aren’t juicy, you may end up with a burnt bottom . Make sure u use juicy apples.

METHOD COURTESY : Mr. Ramakrishnan