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2 simple healthy recipes when in self-quarantine

By Chef Ashish Joshi
April 01, 2020 14:09 IST
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These recipes will make your self-isolation period fun. 

Paneer Satay (recipe by Ashish Joshi, Executive Chef, Jaypee Siddhar)


  • 200 gm paneer (you can also use tofu)
  • 2 tbsp thai red curry paste
  • 6 tbsp coconut milk
  • 2 fresh red chilli
  • 30 ml oil
  • 1 lemon grass
  • 2 lemon leaf
  • 1 small galangal (thai ginger)
  • 5 gm coriander
  • 1 lemon
  • Salt to taste

For the peanut sauce

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ¼ cup peanut
  • 1 tbsp red curry paste
  • 2-3 lemon leaf
  • 5 gm coriander
  • 2 gm galangal
  • 2-3 fresh red chilli
  • Salt to taste


  • Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl except for the paneer/tofu. Cut the paneer/tofu into ½ inch thick finger shape and add into the bowl. Mix well. Check for seasoning and let it marinate for an hour.
  • Put the marinated fingers on individual stay sticks or a long toothpick. Cook on a grill and baste with oil. When cooked remove from grill and serve hot on a sizzling plate along with peanut sauce.

For the peanut sauce:

  • Blend the above ingredients together till smooth. Heat the pan and put oil. Add the paste into it and reduce till it is a thick coating consistency.

Vegetable, sprouts and oats cutlet (recipe by Chef de cusine Anuj Mathur, Paatra, Jaypee Greens Golf and Spa Resorts)


  • 200 gm chopped carrots
  • 20 gm chopped beans
  • 20 gm green peas, crushed
  • 100 gm homegrown sprouts
  • 30 gm cottage cheese, grated
  • 40 gm oats powder
  • 5 gm cumin
  • 5 gm ginger, chopped
  • 5 gm green chill, chopped
  • Salt as required
  • Hing as required
  • 20 ml peanut oil
  • Fresh coriander, chopped


  • In a pan put peanut oil. Add cumin, ginger, green chillies, hing and saute well. Add carrot, beans, peas and saute well till tender. Add turmeric and saute. Remove from flame and cool.
  • Mix together cottage cheese, oats powder, salt and chopped coriander. Divide in small portions as desired and give shape. Dst with oats powder.
  • In a frying pan shallow fry cutlets with peanut oil till golden brown and crispy on both sides. Serve with mint chutney and tomato ketchup.

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