Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Schezwan Veggie Lollipop

Schezwan veggie Lolipop 

While all that glitter might not be gold, what looks good is what gets sold. A few days ago, I hosted a gathering at my place. As a host I had the responsibility of exceeding the expectations of my guests. So I needed a new yet guaranteed hit that's when I came up with this dish. It is the classic cutlet with an exotic presentation because at times, a classic dish just needs a modern touch.

Preparation Time : 30 Min

Cooking Time : 20 Min

Ingredients : 

  • Baby corn 10 t- 12 (better if it is small and fresh)
  • Potato 2 medium size grated
  • Carrot 1 medium size grated
  • Beans 12 - 15 finely chopped
  • Paneer grated 1/2 cup
  • Bread crumbs 1 cup
  • Coriander chopped 1 tablespoon
  • Green chillies 2 chopped
  • Schezwan sauce 2 Tablespoon (or according to taste)
  • Salt according to taste
  • Oil for frying
Procedure :  
  • Finish all cutting and chopping first

  • In a bowl take grated potato, carrot, beans, paneer, green chillies, coriander, 1/2 of the bread crumbs and schezwan sauce

  • Mix all the well and form a dough as shown in picture

  • you can check the consistency of cutlet dough by taking a small portion of mixture and fry it. make our smooth then it is ok else add little bit more bread crumbs
  • Now take baby corn and cover is with cutlet dough from one side as shown in picture to give it a lollipop shape 

  • Repeat the step with rest of the baby corns and cutlet dough

  • In a plate take remains bread crumbs and roll the lollipops in it so that bread crumb is nicely coated on it and keep aside. repeat the step with rest of the lollipops 

  • In a pan heat oil and deep fry lollipop on medium flame. cook it till it is golden brown and properly cooked

  • Once it is dome take out from oil and transfer it on kitchen towel os that the excess of oil is removed

  • Your Schezwan veggie lollipop is read serve it with chutney of your choice and enjoy

Tip  : 

  • In case if you feel that baby corn it little bit hard. You can boil them first. Mine was fresh and soft so I used it directly

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Thandi Masala Chai

Thandi Masala Chai 

As you all know my choice of dishes is very much inspired by my family and my daughter. I am always enthused to see them enjoying variety at home which normally is available in big eateries.

Nowadays my daughter is crazy about "Chaayos". She loves to hang out there enjoying Thandi Chai. Mother is blogger and daughter always talking big about outside eating outlets ...... it was surely pinching me somewhere.

So I thought of serving her favourite "Thandi Masala Chai" at home which she normally enjoys at Chaayos.

Today when she returned home from school, she said momma it is too hot and I need something very cold. I said ok let me serve you your favourite Thandi Masala chai. She said oh no.... I can't go to Chaayos . I am damm tired, just back from gruelling hours of studies.

You better serve something at home but it should be cold... Kuch thanda bana do please ..... I said when did I ask you to go out. I prepared it at home .

She liked it a lot. She is happy and said momma brought Chaayos at home. So if any chai lover wants to try this do try and share your inputs.

Preparation Time :  10 Min

Cooking Time  :  3 - 5 min

Serves  :  2

Ingredients  :  

  • Water 1/2 Cup
  • Milk 11/2 Cup
  • Sugar 1 Table spoon (or according to your taste)
  • Tea 2 Teaspoon
  • 2 Tea spoon Chai Masala any available in market 
  • Ice Cubes

Procedure :  
  • Lets first prepare Tea concentrate. In a pan take 1/2 cup of water. Heat it once water starts boiling turn off the gas, add sugar, tea and 11/2 tea spoon of chai masala. Leave it in a pan for 10 minutes.

  • Strain it in a glass or jar

  • In a Mixer jar add Milk, Tea concentrate and ice cubes. Shake in well 

  • Now pour it in a serving glass and sprinkle some chai Masala on it 

  • Enjoy your Thandi Masala Chai in summers 

Tips :   
  • For Chai masala if you want to prepare at home (take 20 green cardamom, 3 to 4 cinnamon stick, 1 tablespoon saunf, 1 teaspoon ginger powder, 1/2 tablespoon pepper corn, 8 to 10 cloves and  1/2 tea spoon nutmeg powder grind all this in a grinder till you get a fine powder). Keep it in a airtight jar and use it according to your requirement 
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Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Seeds and Vegetable Cutlets

Seeds and Vegetable Cutlets 

Nowadays I am trying to add super food like pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds in my food, so as you all know I prepared Smoothie, mixture but still something is missing, as I always enjoy making snacks and starters.

So today for tea time I thought of making vegetable cutlets with a twist of seeds. It came out so well. I was happy that I have served a nice and healthy cutlet which is full of vegetables like spinach, carrot, paneer along with goodness and crunch of super foods.

I ordered Sunflower seeds and Pumpkin seeds online from Puremart. I liked the quality of seeds, they all are fresh and hand picked

Preparation Time :  15 min

Cooking Time : 15 to 20 Min

Ingredients :

  • Boiled and mashed potatoes 2 medium size
  • Carrot grated 1
  • Spinach shredded 1 cup
  • Paneer grated 1/2 cup
  • Pumpkin seed roasted 1 tablespoon
  • Sunflower seed roasted 1 tablespoon
  • Bread crumbs 3 Tablespoon
  • Ginger grated 1 teaspoon
  • Green chilli 2 chopped
  • Coriander chopped 1 tablespoon
  • Lemon juice 1
  • Salt according to taste
  • Red chilli powder according to your taste
  • Chat Masala 1 teaspoon
  • Oil 1 Tablespoon for cooking
Procedure :  
  • Finish all cutting and chopping

  • In a pan dry roast Pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds and once it is roasted, coarsely grind it in a mixer and keep aside

  • In a bowl add boiled and mashed potatoes, grated carrot, spinach, paneer, roasted seed powder, green chillies, coriander, ginger, lemon juice, bread crumbs 1 tablespoon, salt, chilli powder and chat masala. Mix all the ingredients nicely

  • Take a small portion of this mixture on your palm and give it a round shape.

  • In a separate plate take 2 tablespoon of bread crumbs. Roll this mixture tikki on bread crumbs nicely as shown in picture

  • Repeat the step with rest of the mixture

  • In a pan add 1 tablespoon of oil , place your Seeds and Vegetable Cutlets on pan and shallow fry it from both sides, till it is golden brown from both the sides

  • You can enjoy it with a cup of tea or coffee 

Tip :  
  • If you don't have bread crumbs, take a fresh bread and grind it in mixer
  • You can add any other vegetable of your choice like beans, corns or capsicum