Indian Railway Thali

BM # 16   Day 3

From the warm-heartedness of the people to the scenery and wonderful sights, train travel in India is a memorable experience. 
Train travel in India is safe, cheap and (in AC classes) comfortable. Even long distances such as Mumbai to Delhi or Delhi to Chennai can be covered more time-effectively than flying, using overnight sleeper. Rajdhani and Shatabdi express are the two super fast fully air-conditioned trains of the Indian railway. The lunch and dinner menus of these trains are of two types. vegetarian  and non vegetarian. While travelling on these trains we used to carry loads of food,but now the railway people provide pretty good food..soup to dessert.I decided to do a train thali this time ..the standard menu is as follows.

Soup / Rasam 
(tangy blend of tomatoes, onions and gourd)
Bread Sticks 
Butter Chiplet (preferably Amul)  

(steamed white rice)
Dal / Rajmah 
(yellow gram lentil ,mildly spiced with cumin tempering)
Mattar Paneer  / Veg Kofta 
(Indian cottage cheese and green peas simmered in onion tomato gravy)
Parantha / Plain Roti / Rumali Roti 
(flat Indian bread)
Salt and Pepper Sachet 

Ice Cream / Gulaab  Jamun

After the soup course gets over the meal is served 

 Coming to today's recipe...Mattar Paneer

Serving for one person..
½ cup............ boiled peas
¼ cup............ cottage cheese
½ cup............ tomato puree
1/4tsp............ dhania jeera pwd
¼ tsp............. red chilly pwd
Pinch turmeric
Pinch garam masala
Salt to taste
Heat ½ tsp oil in a pressure cooker.
Add onions,fry till pink.
Add tomato puree,cook till dry.
Add peas,cottage cheese and spices.Mix well.
Add ½ cup water and pressure cook for 2whistles.
Sprinkle garam masala.

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