Sunday, 8 April 2018

Creamy Bread Roll

Creamy Bread Roll  

Bread rolls are one of the most popular snacks in North India. I know it is deep fried but we have been relishing it since our childhood.

This variant on account of its filling. Traditionally these are prepared with potato filling. In this version  I filled it with veggies and hung curd. So outside you are having very crispy and crunchy whereas inside it is creamy and gooey. In Delhi NCR it is known as "Dahi ke Sholay".

You can enjoy these in big restaurants as starters. Now you can prepare them at home and impress your guests and family members. You can prepare tools, keep in fridge and fry it when you want to, serve it hot .

So get ready to let others appreciate the chef in you.

Preparation time : 20 Min

Cooking Time : 20 Min

Ingredients : 

  • Bread slice 8
  • Hung Curd 1/2 cup
  • Onion chopped 2 table spoon
  • Red bell pepper 2 tablespoon 
  • Capsicum 2 tablespoon
  • Green chilly chopped 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander chopped 1 tablespoon
  • Salt according to taste
  • Black pepper crushed 1 teaspoon
  • Oil for frying
Procedure  :  
  • In a bowl take hung curd, add chopped onion, capsicum, red bell pepper, green chilly, coriander, salt and black pepper mix all ingredients gently 
  • For hung curd recipe click

  • Take bread slice, remove corners

  • With the help of rolling pin, flatten the bread as shown in picture

  • Place a tablespoon of filling on bread slice

  • In a bowl take 1 tablespoon of maida, add a 2 tablespoon of water to this and form a thick solution. This will help in sticking the bread corners

  • Apply this solution on all corners of the bread. Fold the bread as shown in picture.

  • Press all the sides 

  • In a pan heat oil. Deep fry these rolls till it is properly cooked and golden brown in colour

  • Serve with your choice of chutney 

Tips  :
  • To make it more spicy and flavour ful you can add a table spoon of schezwan sauce in filling.
  • Tp make to more healthy air fry these rolls

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Rose Yogurt (Gulab Shrikhand)

Rose Yogurt (Gulab Shrikhand)

Since last couple of months I found myself unable to devote enough time to my blog. Daughter's board exams are on and I was wondering how can I support her with her food intake that can reduce her stress and also help her in coping with setting in summer.

Shrikhand is a kind of yogurt very popular in Maharashtra and Gujarat. This is an essential part of their thali. They traditionally make it with kesar or ilaichi. Then the idea stuck me that I can combine benefits of yogurt and roses and make a dish which she can relish and it will  also help her in preparations. Roses have therapeutic benefits that relax body, reduce stress and promote glowing skin. I hope you will find this easy and exotic

Shrikhand is basically made from hung curd you can give it different variations with fruits or dry fruits. Kids loves it with mango or strawberries.

Preparation Time :  10 Min

Resting Time :  2 Hours

Cooking Time :  0 Min

Serves :  2

Ingredients :  

  • Curd 500gm (full Cream)
  • Rose syrup 1/2 tablespoon
  • Powdered Sugar 1 tablespoon (or according to your taste)
  • Fresh rose petals 15 - 20 
  • Dry rose petals 1 Teaspoon (optional)
  • Chopped pistachio nut 1 tablespoon

Procedure : 
  • Keep a strainer on a deep bowl. Place a muslin cloth on it, as shown in picture.

  • Pour the fresh curd in this.

  • Bring all the edges of muslin cloth together and tie a knot

  • Gently press muslin cloth as shown in picture. You will see extra water (whey) dripping and keep it aside for two hours in refrigerator. Ensure to place a heavy object on this for getting more water dripped out.

  • After two hours, when you open muslin cloth, your hung curd / chakka is ready. Transfer it in a bowl

  • In a tablespoon of water, dissolve dry rose petals and keep aside for some time
  • Chop rose petals and pistachio nut and keep aside
  • Now take the hung curd bowl, add powdered sugar, chopped rose petals, dry rose petals and rose syrup.

  • Mix all this together with a whisk or blender. Till you get a smooth and creamy paste

  • Take serving glass add some chopped rose petals and pistachio as shown in picture

  • Now transfer rose shrikhand in a serving bowl or glass and garnish with pistachio 

  • Keep it in refrigerator and serve chilled 

Tips : You can add sugar according to your taste. In case you want to avoid sugar add honey to this.

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Grilled Pineapple

Grilled Pineapple

My today's recipe is extremely simple. It hardly takes just 10 to 15 minutes to prepare. It is so easy and so exotic that you will be left wondering.

We are in a fast food generation. No one is having any time. Instant gratification is needed. So one day I had some unexpected guests and being winter season they expressed desire to have something light, hot and sweet.

I asked for 5-10 minutes and checked what is all available. Fruits, sweets and ice-cream were there but expectations were for  hot and sweet. I had a can of pineapple also available at that time but again it was not a hot material to delight guests.So I was thinking of what will make pineapple wear different taste. I realized cinnamon goes very well with pineapple;honey will make it bit sweet and lemon will make it tangy. I just placed the slice on the grill marinated with honey, cinnamon powder and little bit of olive oil. I mixed all these ingredients and and then dipped pineapple slice in this mixture and then grilled it. 

This gave it a smoky flavour. It got grill lines, hot, sweet and tangy giving my guests out of the world experience 

Preparation Time :  5 Min

Cooking Time : 10 Min

Ingredients  : 

  • Pineapple slice 8 to 10 (fresh or Canned)
  • Honey 1 Tablespoon
  • Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon 
  • Cinnamon powder 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Olive oil 1 Teaspoon
  • Few mint leaves for garnishing 
Procedure  :  
  • Take all the ingredients

  • In a bowl take Honey, oil, lemon juice and cinnamon powder mix it well

  • Dip pineapple slice in the mixture

  • Heat a grill pan

  • place pineapple slice on grill pan

  • Caramelise it for 3 to 4 minute or till it get nice grill marks as shown in picture

  • Cook it from both side
  • Repeat the step with rest of the pineapple slice 

  • Serve it garnish with mint leaves and enjoy

Tip :

  • Better to use a fresh one