Shallow Fried Macaroni And Potato Tikkis

SHALLOW FRIED MACARONI AND POTATO TIKKI

Hello, and welcome everyone to my cozy cooking corner again. It is the rainy season and a well suited time to have ‘baarish wale pakore with ginger tea’.Generally, I don’t encourage eating fried dishes but yes, sometimes you can try to bend the rules a bit. We make pakoras of many types and today I am making a pakora of macaroni with potatoes and some mild spices. I think some of you guys will be knowing the recipe. You can have it at breakfast or at brunch. So let’s enjoy making macaroni and potato tikkis and celebrate the goodness and onset of pleasant monsoons in India—

Ingredients:-

  1. Macaroni-200 gms
  2. Potato-1 1/2
  3. Onion-1
  4. Green Chillies-2
  5. Ginger-Garlic Paste-1 tsp
  6. Refined Flour-1/2 cup
  7. Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  8. Red Chilly Powder-1/2 tsp
  9. Cumin Powder- 1/2 tsp
  10. Garam Masala- 1 tsp
  11. Mint Leaves-1/2 cup
  12. Chat Masala-1/2 tsp
  13. Salt-According to taste
  14. Vegetable oil for shallow frying

STEPS

Step 1

20190709_232332.jpgBoil the macaroni till done. Boil potatoes and chop the onions and green chilies finely. Chop the mint leaves too.

Step 2

Take a mixing bowl. Add in the boiled macaroni, mashed potato, onions, green chilies,ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, cumin powder,garam masala, mint leaves, chat masala and salt and mix well.

Step 3

20190709_232234.jpgHeat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan. Make out medium-sized patties from the batter and dust it in some flour. Shallow fry the patties out in batches. Drain excess oil on tissue papers.

Our Shallow Fried Macaroni And Potato Tikkis are done. Serve with mustard or tomato sauce or with any dip of your choice.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

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Sweet Crispy Mathris In Jaggery Sauce

SWEET CRISPY MATHRIS IN JAGGERY SAUCE

Hello, and welcome to my cooking corner again. In the evenings, we all like to eat something light and tasty as a snack to satisfy our anytime-cravings. Some like, salty crunchy snacks and some like homemade sweet snacks apart from biscuits and nonkhatais. And everybody likes to eat mathris undoubtedly. Today I am sharing with you a  recipe of mathris with a different twist, Sweet Crispy Mathris In Jaggery Sauce. In this recipe, the mathris are dipped in a creamy, sweet jaggery and sugar sauce. It is handy and easy to make. I make this recipe frequently and everybody likes it. I hope you guys will like it too. So let’s start with the making—

Ingredients:-For the mathri dough:-

  1. All Purpose Flour(Maida)-2 cups
  2. Baking Powder-2 1/2 tsp
  3. Salt-A pinch
  4. Sugar-1/2 cup
  5. Fennel Seed Powder-1/2ṭsp
  6. Oil-2 tbsp
  7. Water-As needed

For the jaggery sauce:-

  1. Jaggery Powder-1 cup
  2. Water-1 cup
  3. Cardamom-2
  4. Sugar-1/2 cup

STEPS

Step 1

Take a vessel. Add all the ingredients listed for making the dough in it. Mix it well. Leave it for 20 minutes before making the mathris. Now make the jaggery sauce. For that, take a vessel and add the ingredients listed to make jaggery sauce and cook it on medium flame till the sauce becomes of pouring consistency. Switch off the flame. Let it cool.

Step 2

20190619_155807.jpgTo come to the second phase of our preparation, heat vegetable oil and make small pooris from the above-made dough. Make thicker pooris, neither too big nor too small. Prick holes in the pooris with a fork so that the pooris can absorb the sauce. You can alternately make the mathris of your desired shape and size.

Step 3

When the oil becomes hot drop the pooris in the oil and fry them out till golden browned. Take care to fry these pooris on medium heat. Keep on a tissue paper to absorb extra oils. Store the mathris and sauce in two different jars. At the time of serving, break them into pieces and pour the jaggery sauce over it with an ice cream of your choice.

Our Sweet Crispy Mathris are done.

Do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

Bon Appetit!!!

 

 

Rice Flour Parantha With Mango And Jaggery Pickle

RICE  FLOUR PARANTHA WITH MANGO AND JAGGERY PICKLE

Hello, and welcome back to my cooking corner again. Today I am going to share a very simple, authentic yet interesting recipe of Rice Flour Paranthas which has a very yummy potato and veggie filling and which can be served in breakfast or as an evening snack. It is easy to prepare and does not need many ingredients neither does it tire us with an elaborate process. It is very likable and a fun recipe and does go easy on health too. It can be served with any dip or chutney though here I have teamed it up with sweet mango and jaggery pickle. So let’s start with it’s making—

Ingredients:-For the rice parantha dough:-

  1. Raw Rice Flour-2 cups
  2. Salt-According to taste
  3. Lukewarm Water-As required

For the potato filling:-

  1. Potatoes-2
  2. Mixed Veggies-1/2 cup
  3. Onion-1
  4. Green Chillies-2
  5. Kasuri Methi-A pinch
  6. Red Chilly Flakes-1/2 tsp
  7. Garam Masala-1/2 tsp
  8. Chat Masala-A pinch
  9. Chopped Coriander-1/4 cup
  10. Vegetable Oil-1 tbsp
  11. Salt-According to taste

STEPS

Step 1

To make the rice parantha dough, take a saucepan and add in 1 cup of water. Heat it till lukewarm. Now, slowly add the rice flour stirring it continuously. Add salt too. When it cools a bit after forming a dough-like consistency make equal sized balls, a total of four to make two paranthas. Finely chop the onions, green chilies, and the assorted veggies, french beans, carrots, capsicum. Now blanch the veggies and add some green pea also in it. Boil the potatoes. Grate it. Keep aside.

Step 2

20190520_000333_20190520195219569.jpgNow we will make the potato filling. For that,take a pan,add 2 tbsp of oil. Add chopped onions, green chilies and fry for half a minute. Now add salt, red chilly flakes,kasuri methi,garam masala, chat masala, chopped coriander and add the grated boiled potatoes along with the blanched veggies. Now mix everything well. Check for salt and seasonings and let it cool. Next, make the patties out of this batter.

Step 3

Now on a rolling board place a plastic sheet and make four equal sized chapatis out of the dough. Put one of them on the plastic sheet and place one potato patty on its top. Now place the other chapati on top of this patty and seal it using your fingers. Roll the chapati with the rolling pin to make a small sized parantha. Make the other parantha in the same way.

Step 4

Now heat a griddle and shallow fry the paranthas with oil till crisp and crunchy.

Our Rice Flour Parantha With Mango And Jaggery Pickle is done. Serve it as breakfast or as an evening snack with your choicest dip or chutney.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a wonderful week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

Fish Pizza

FISH PIZZA

Hello and welcome to my cooking corner again. Today I have shared the recipe of Fish Pizza with you all. Pizzas are made in many ways and I added this version of it to the line. It has fried fish and prawns and tasted great. And was liked by my family. It’s a very handy, simple and less time consuming dish. I hope you too will find it tasty. So let’s start with the recipe—

Ingredients:-

  1. Pizza Base-1
  2. Fish Fillets-1 fillet
  3. Prawn-50 gms
  4. Pizza Sauce-1 tbsp
  5. Vegetable Mayonnaise-1 tbsp
  6. Mustard Sauce-1 tsp
  7. Onion-1
  8. Capsicum(green, yellow, red)-1/2 of one for each
  9. Tomato-1/2 of 1
  10. Green Chillies-2
  11. Panir- 4 pieces
  12. Salt-According to taste
  13. Black Salt-A pinch
  14. Black Pepper-A pinch
  15. Paprika-A pinch
  16. Cheese-As required

STEPS

Step 1

Chop the onion and the capsicums into strips. Chop the green chilies and panir into pieces. Marinate the fish fillets and prawns with salt, turmeric powder, and garlic paste.

Step 2

DSC03927.jpgTake a pizza base and apply the pizza sauce on it. Next, apply vegetable mayonnaise and mustard sauce. Take a pan and add some butter. Now add cut capsicums, deseeded tomato, and panir pieces. Season with salt and black pepper powder. Stir fry it.

Step 3

Now shallow-fry the fish and prawns in some butter. Cut the fish into small pieces. Add the fried fish and prawns over the pizza. Add the fried veggie and panir mix over it. Also, sprinkle some paprika. Finally, add some freshly grated cheese over the pizza. Now grease a pan with oil and place the pizza on it. Cook on medium flame till done. Cook it by covering it with a see-through lid.

Note point–You can add more cheese in the pizza according to your wish. Here I have used small amount of cheese. You can add basil, herbs, and mint to the pizza too.

Our Fish Pizza is done. Serve it as a snack anytime you wish to.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

 

Bread Uttapam Sandwich

BREAD UTTAPAM SANDWICH

Hello everyone.Welcome to my cooking corner once again. Today I am going to share a sandwich recipe which you can try and have as either a snack, brunch or breakfast recipe. It is Bread Uttapam Sandwich. It is tastier, not too oily, lighter and gets prepared in little time. I enjoyed making it and I hope you all too will do so. So let’s start with the recipe—

Ingredients:

Bread – 3 slices

For the potato patties:

  1. Potatoes – 4
  2. Onions – 2 (big)
  3. Butter – 3 tbsp
  4. Red Chilly flakes – 1 tsp
  5. Dried Mint Flakes – 1 tsp
  6. Chat Masala – A pinch
  7. Salt – According to taste

For the uttapams:

  1. Idli or dosai Batter(readily available in the Indian markets) – 250 gms
  2. Onions(finely chopped)-1(big)
  3. Green Chillies(finely chopped)-3
  4. Tomato(finely chopped) – 1
  5. Coriander Leaves – 50 gms
  6. Cumin(whole) – 1/2 tsp
  7. Carom seeds – 1/2 tsp
  8. Vegetable Oil – 3 tbsp
  9. Salt – According to taste

STEPS

Step 1

DSC03700.jpgFor making the potato patties, boil and mash potatoes. Chop the onions, green chilies, and coriander leaves finely. Now add in the seasonings, salt, red chilly flakes, dried mint flakes, chat masala, and butter and mash it well. Now make patties out of the batter and shallow fry in a pan. Keep aside.

Step 2

For making the uttapam batter, take the idli dosai mix in a bowl and add the chopped onions, green chilies, tomato, coriander leaves, salt, cumin, and carom seeds. Mix it up. Here I have used Fresho idli dosai batter mix. You can try something similar.

Step 3

Take a slice of bread and cut it in triangles. Butter one side. Place one potato patty on one half. Now cover it with the other half. Now smear the uttapam batter on the front side of the bread. You can insert some toothpicks in the sandwich to stop it from loosening.

Step 4

DSC03701.jpgShallow fry the sandwich.When each side is well browned take it out.

Our Bread Uttapam Sandwich is ready to serve. Have it with a dip of your choice.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week. Till then healthy cooking, happy living.

 

 

 

Chicken And Lentil Calzone

CHICKEN AND LENTIL CALZONE

Hello guys, welcome to my cozy corner again. Today I am going to share a recipe of Chicken And Lentil Calzone which is my version of Calzones that I came across reading in some magazine. A Calzone is an oven-baked, folded pizza which originated in Naples in the 18th century. It is generally prepared from a salted dough, filled with ham, chicken, vegetables, lots of cheese and also an egg. And my idea of making it is a bit simpler which has some lentil and minced meat fried in light spices and onions. It is an easy recipe which you can try as a snack. I hope you will like it. So, here is the recipe—

  1. Chicken Keema – 200 gms
  2. Chana Dal – 100 gms
  3. Onion – 2
  4. Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1/2 tsp
  5. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
  6. Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
  7. Red Chilly Powder – 1/2 tsp
  8. Fennel Powder – 1/2 tsp
  9. Dry Mango Powder – 1/2 tsp
  10. Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  11. Salt – According to taste
  12. Sugar – A pinch

For the calzone wrappers:

  1. Refined Flour – 400 gms
  2. Baking Powder – 1/4 tsp
  3. Vegetable Oil – 2 tsp
  4. Water – for making the dough

STEPS

Step 1

Take refined flour in a bowl. Add baking powder and oil in it. Make a pliable dough from it. Chop the onions finely. Boil the chana dal.

Step 2

DSC03585_20190126045946019.jpgTake a pan, add oil. Now add the finely chopped onions. Add ginger garlic paste and saute. Now add spices, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, cumin powder, fennel seed powder,garam masala, dry mango powder, sugar and saute it. Now add the chicken keema and saute for two minutes. Add some water and let the keema cook. Dry it up.

Step 3

Next, add the boiled chana dal and saute everything together for a minute. Cool it.

Step 4

To make the calzones, take one portion of the dough and make a small chapati from it. Fill some of the keema batter in the middle of the chapati, fold it from the middle and stick it to the other end of the chapati using some water. Do so for all of them.

Step 5

dsc03579_20190126050153193Take a pan again. Add vegetable oil. Drop the prepared calzones one by one in it and shallow fry them till crisp, browned and done. Soak any extra oil using a tissue paper.

Our Chicken And Lentil Calzone are ready. Serve it with mayonnaise or a dip of your choice.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great weekend everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

 

 

 

Mixed Veg And Panir Mini Parantha with Onion And Garlic Chutney

 MIXED VEG AND PANIR MINI PARANTHA WITH ONION AND GARLIC CHUTNEY

Hello and welcome to my cooking corner again. Hope you all are doing fine. Today I am going to make mini paranthas with vegetable and panir stuffing and I will serve it with onion and garlic chutney. I tried this idea for my kids and they liked it. I hope you too will try to make it sometime. So let’s start with it—

Ingredients:-For the parantha dough:-

  1. Refined Flour-400 gms
  2. Vegetable Oil-2 tbsp
  3. Water-For making dough

For the veggie filling:-

  1. Cauliflower-1/2 of 1
  2. French Beans-25 gms
  3. Carrot-25 gms
  4. Peas-25 gms
  5. Onion-1
  6. Panir or Cottage Cheese-25 gms
  7. Green Chillies-2
  8. Ginger-Garlic Paste-1/2 tsp
  9. Cumin Powder-1/2 tsp
  10. Garam Masala-1/2 tsp
  11. Dry Mango Powder-1/2 tsp
  12. Salt-According to taste
  13. Vegetable oil- For shallow frying
  14. Chat Masala-A pinch
  15. Grated Cheese-For garnish(optional)

STEPS

Step 1

To make the parantha dough take refined flour in a bowl. Add vegetable oil and using water make a pliable dough of it. Keep aside.

Step 2

dsc03474_20190105074053631For the stuffing, chop all the vegetables very finely and blanch them. Chop the onions and green chilies too very finely along with panir. Take a pan and add 2 tsp of oil in. Now add chopped onions, green chilies, ginger garlic paste and fry it. Now add the blanched veggies and remaining spices, cumin powder,garam masala, dry mango powder, salt, chat masala and fry for 1 more minute. Lastly, mix in the cubed panir. Let the veggie mix cool.

Step 3

To make the paranthas, take one portion of the dough and make out a chapati from it. Make another chapati. Now cut the two chapatis in four equal portions.

Step 4

To make the mini paranthas, take one part of the chapati and put 2 tbsp of filling on it. Now take the other chapati and place it on top of the first one. Seal it by pressing from the top and bottom sides and then make small curves on the edges with your fingers. Do so for all the remaining ones.

Step 5

Now take a pan for shallow frying of the paranthas. And brush it with some oil. Place the mini paranthas on it and shallow fry them till browned and crisp.

Note point-You can add some grated cheese on top of the veggie filling at the time of sealing the parantha.

OurMixed Veg And Panir Mini Paranthas are ready. Serve it with onion and garlic chutney.

Onion And Garlic Chutney

Ingredients:-

  1. Onion -1
  2. Ginger-A small piece
  3. Garlic Pods-2
  4. Red Chilly -2
  5. Peanuts- 1 tbsp
  6. Salt – According to taste
  7. Vegetable Oil-1 tbsp

STEPS

Step 1

Take a pan and roast all the ingredients except the last two. Let them cool.

Step 2

Take a chutney jar and add all the above-roasted ingredients in it. Add some water and grind it to a smooth paste.

Step 3

DSC03470_20190105085814611.jpgMix in some salt and vegetable oil. Serve it.

Our Onion And Garlic Chutney is ready.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great weekend everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!