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Seasonal Peas and Corn Salad

Abundance of fresh pea pods can be seen in the vegetable market during winter season in Mumbai. They are freshly brought locally or from northern part of India. It is naturally sweet and taste great when mix with crunchy peanuts and smoky corn. This salad is simple to make with least of effort and ingredients. Enjoy it as a light meal or relish it at any time of the day. Continue reading Seasonal Peas and Corn Salad

Pav Bhaji Bites

Easy and a quick way to serve most popular snack of Maharashtra – Pav Bhaji. I made it in to a small, light, interesting appetizer bites. Undoubtedly, pav bhaji is ruling among all the road side food favorites. Trip to Mumbai is not complete if you have not eaten Pav bhaji, batata vada and bhelpuri. So, let us first start with quick method of making bhaji and then to serve it differently.

Bhaji is a spicy curry of mixed vegetables cooked in specially blended spices and served with warm, soft, buttered shallow fried pav (type of burger bread). It is quite filling, healthy and favorite anytime meal option. Continue reading Pav Bhaji Bites

Papad Churie with Caramelized Onions

Who can refuse papad as a starter or when served with any meal? Papads are spicy, light and appetizing. As name suggests, churie is a preparation of crushed papads, spices and ghee. It is quite a popular serve with Rajasthani cuisine. I gave twist to the taste by adding caramelized onion and fresh coriander to the basic recipe of churrie.

There are variety of papads available in the market. Choose as per your taste. Preferably, thick papads will be good for this preparation since it will remains crispier for long. Continue reading Papad Churie with Caramelized Onions

Oats and Sooji Savory Cake

A healthy and tasty savory cake recipe is from popular gujarati cuisine – Handvo. Instead of fermenting the batter and then baking it as per original recipe, I tried making it in a frying pan and replaced main ingredients of lentils with oats and sooji. Uniqueness of this recipe is that it does not require fermentation, practically an instant recipe with lots of vegetables.

It is easy to make, nutritious breakfast option but can also be served at any time of the day. Enjoy freshly made hot, crispy and dense cake with green or tamarind chutney. Continue reading Oats and Sooji Savory Cake

Grilled Paneer Wraps

Grilled paneer wraps can also be called as Kathi roll or Frankie. Actually, it is simply any vegetables or kebabs wrapped in tortillas, Flat bread, chapati or parantha. Key is to add few more ingredients or spices to enhance the taste.

These delicious paneer rolls are super easy to make. Though I fixed these rolls from leftover grilled paneer, added few salad leaves, capsicum, spiced onion and served with green chutney. Here I will provide recipe with minimum spices and ingredients; and prepared in least of the time. Enjoy it with green chutney as a mid time meal, brunch or as a main course, it will remain a favorite at any time. Continue reading Grilled Paneer Wraps

Vegetable Sizzler with Paneer & Herb Rice

Sizzler is mine and my family’s favorite. It is a complete one dish meal and more often healthy too. I use herb rice, grilled chunk of cottage cheese and french fries, served along with assorted vegetables. Prepare all this in advance and place them on sizzling hot iron plate, topped with home made mix of sauces only at the time of serving. This sizzler plate is then placed in a wooden tray so that it becomes easy to hold. Little water is sprinkled to create the sizzling sound that tingles taste buds and for sure increase your appetite.

 Sizzler can be based on any international cuisine. Just need to change sauce and main ingredients according to the flavor of that region. Rice can be replaced with noodles.  Cottage cheese can be replaced with veggie cutlet or Indian potato patti and so on. There are various options but the important is to serve food steaming and sizzling hot. Continue reading Vegetable Sizzler with Paneer & Herb Rice

Samosa

Two Bite Samosa

I usually avoid giving traditional recipes in my blog. But on insistence of my friends, I thought of sharing my samosa recipe which they think is easy with perfect proportion and size.

Samosa doesn’t need any introduction. It is a favorite Indian snack, now popular across the country. It is a triangle, deep fried flaky crust made of flour, filled with spiced potatoes and peas. Enjoy it plane with green chutney or smash it and use it as sandwich filling. You can also make chaat from smashed samosa by adding spicy mint and sweet  chutney. Continue reading Two Bite Samosa

Chunky Tomato Chutney

Chunky Tomato Chutney or dip is a deliciously spicy condiment prepared from pulpy red tomatoes and tempering of tangy masala. It is no onion no garlic recipe, easy to make with not much of oil and least of chopping.

This zesty dip goes well with various starters or snacks. It taste great with potato chips nachos and pairs well with Indian breads. You can store leftover chutney in fridge for 5 to 6 days or keep it frozen as cubes for 2 months for later use. Continue reading Chunky Tomato Chutney

Water Chestnut Corn & Green Onion Salad

This salad is for water chestnut lovers. It is tasty, healthy and clean way to eat them as they are stir fried in olive oil with onion and chilly flakes. I also added boiled sweet corn and garnish of peanuts with fresh mint leaves. My friend made this salad directly by mixing all the ingredients together, that means no cooking and still it was tasty and crunchy.

Water Chestnut Corn & Green Onion salad is easy to assemble and fast to prepare. But yes, it needs fresh ingredients and tender water chestnuts. You can enjoy it as a salad or as an appetizer. Continue reading Water Chestnut Corn & Green Onion Salad

Grilled Cottage Cheese & Vegetable Triangles

My experiments involving cottage cheese is never ending. This one I tried is very easy and no fuss recipe. I grilled cottage cheese slices  and sandwiched it with stir fried vegetables.  Top it with any sauce of our choice for extra zesty flavor.

Grilled Cottage Cheese N Vegetable Triangles is rich in protein and makes excellent breakfast option. It can also be served as an appetizer or as a main course, just add a scoop of mashed potato or french fries to complete the platter. Continue reading Grilled Cottage Cheese & Vegetable Triangles