Tuesday 27 January 2015

Corn and Cheese Wrap

Corn and Cheese Wrap

Tangy mixture of corn, cheese ( paneer) and peppers. Wrapped in roti. Is so simple and tasty which can be served anytime..... And best for kids lunchbox....

Preparation Time : 20 min

Cooking Time : 20 min


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon chopped gingers
  • 1 Green capsicum chopped
  • 1 Bell pepper chopped
  • 1 Cup sweet corn boiled
  • 200 gm cottage cheese ( paneer) diced
  • 2 Green chillies chopped 
  • 1 Tablespoon chat masala
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato sauce
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoon fresh coriander chopped
  • Salt according to taste
  • 6 chapaties or wrap
Procedure :
  • Prepare chapaties and keep a side or use ready made wraps

  • Now heat oil in a pan and add onions, ginger and green chillies and sauté for about a minute

  • Now add capsicum and bell pepper sauté it for a minute. Add sweet corn, paneer and sauté it

  • Now add salt, chat masala and coriander mix well and remove it from heat

  • Now add lemon juice and tomato sauce to this mixture and mix well
  • Place 2 Tablespoon of mixture on each wrap and make a roll

  • Serve it with some dip or chutney..... 

Tip : Add lemon after removing the mixture from heat and while placing mixture on chapati make sure that the mixture should not contain water. If it is not dry it will make our wrap soggy .....

Sunday 25 January 2015

Instant Dhokla

Instant Dhokla

Dhokla is all time popular Gujarati dish. Mostly served as breakfast,  as a side dish, or as snacks. My family love it so in my house we make it very oftenly. I gave it a twist by adding water, sugar and lemon juice syrup which make it more soft and sweet and sour.... :)

Preparation Time : 15 Min

Cooking Time : 15 Min

Ingredients :

  • cupspinach, shredded, ( palak)
    1 cup fenugreek leaves, shredded,( methi)
    1 ½ cup chick pea flour,( besan)
    ½ cup water
    2 tbsp sugar,(cheeni/ shakkar)
    2 tsp ginger-green chilli paste, ( adrak aur hari mirch ki paste)
    ½ tsp Mustard seeds,(sarson/ rai)
    2 tbsp fruit salt
    1 red chilli for garnish, laal mirch,
    Salt to taste, namak
    1 tsp Oil + for greasing the dhokla moulds
    2 tbsp coriander, chopped,( dhaniya)
    ½ cup coconut, grated, (kasa hua nariyal)
    4 tbsp coriander chutney to serve
    4 tbsp khatti meethi chutney to serve - See more at: http://www.foodfood.com/recipes/hara-bhara-dhokla/#sthash.COhFLDhC.dpuf
    1 Cup chick pea flour (besan)
  • 2 Green chillies
  • 2 Tablespoon coriander leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch of turmeric (haldi) 
  • 1 Tablespoon fruit salt
  • Water to make smooth paste
For Garnishing :

  • 1 Tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 Teaspoon mustard seeds
  • Few curry leaves
  • 2 Green chillies
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame seeds
  • Pinch of hing (asafoetida)
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 cup water
Procedure :
  • In a bowl take chick pea flour, add 1 tablespoon of oil, sugar, lemon juice, haldi, salt according to taste

  • Now add water to this mixture and make a smooth paste
  • Now add fruit salt to this smooth mixture and gently mix it again
  • Now take Dhokla plates, grease them with cooking oil. Pour the mixture into the greased plates. Steam the Dhokla mixture for 7 to 10 min
  • Remove the Dhoklas from heat, demould the Dhokla cut it into any shapes of your choice
  • In a bowl take 1/2 cup of water, add sugar and lemon juice to this and mix it well
  • Now pour this water mixture over the Dhoklas
  • Now prepare tempering for the Dhoklas in a pan, heat oil add mustard seeds, pinch of asafoetida, now add curry leaves, green chillies, and sesame seeds. Cook this for 2 minutes and now garnish the Dhoklas with this tempering 

  • Serve it hot with red and green chutney.....

Wednesday 21 January 2015

Corn and Tomato Bruschetta

Corn and Tomato Bruschetta

This one is a sophisticated version of corn and tomato mixture cooked with herbs and spices and served on grilled toast. It can be served as breakfast, brunch , evening tea snacks or as a party starter.......

Preparation Time : 15 Min

Cooking Time : 10 min

Ingredients :

  • 1 Garlic bread loaf or any bread of your choice 
  • 2 Tablespoon Butter (I like garlic flavor so used Amul garlic and herb butter )
  • 4 Tomatoes blanched and remove the skin
  • 1/2 Cup sweet corn blanched
  • 1/2 Bell pepper (red yellow or green capsicum)
  • 1 Teaspoon mixed herbs ( Italian seasoning)
  • Crushed black pepper according to your taste
  • Salt according to taste
  • 4 - 5 Black olives chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon of chopped jalapeno
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoon schezwan sauce to apply on toast ( optional) 
Procedure :
  • Finish all the cutting and chopping 

  • Meanwhile place the tomatoes in a bowl with boiling water for 5 minutes, make a cross on top of the tomatoes. Remove it and peel the skin and chop the tomatoes 

  • Now in a pan take olive oil, add chopped tomatoes, saute it, now add bell pepper cook it for a minute. Add corns, mix it well, now add chopped olives, jalapeno, crushed black pepper, mixed herbs, coriander  and salt. Cook it for a minute or two

  • On the other side take a grill pan heat it. Cut the bread loaf diagonally, apply butter on it and grill it from both the sides nicely 

  • Now before serving apply Schezuan sauce on one side. Spoon the corn and tomato mixture on top of the toast 

  • Garnish it with olive and fresh coriander leaves before serving.....

Sunday 18 January 2015

Rice Corn Balls

Rice Corn balls 

 Rice corn and cheese blended together,  coated with bread crumbs forms a perfect party starter or evening tea snacks,  whichever way you like to entertain your loved ones...

Preparation Time : 20 Min

Cooking Time : 20 Min

Ingredients :

  • 1 Cup cooked rice
  • 1 Cup cooked and coarsely crushed sweet corns
  • 1 Tablespoon cooked sweet corns
  • 1 Medium size boiled and grated potato
  • 2 Tablespoon grated cottage cheese 
  • 1/2 Cup bread crumbs
  • 2 Chopped green chillies
  • 2 Tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt according to taste
  • Crushed black pepper according to taste
  • 1 Teaspoon chat masala
  • Oil for frying
  • 1/2 Cup bread crumbs for coating
Procedure : 
  • Finish all cutting and chopping 
  • In a bowl take cooked rice, add grated potato, cottage cheese, crushed sweet corns, sweet corns and bread crumbs

  • Add other ingredients, green chilly, coriander leaves, salt. Crushed pepper and chat masala

  • Now mix this mixture nicely and form a dough 
  • Divide the mixture in equal portions and form small round balls
  • In a plate, take bread crumbs and roll these balls in bread crumbs nicely
  • In a pan heat oil and deep fry 3 to 4 balls at a time till they are golden brown in color and cooked from all sides

  • Rice Corn Balls are ready to serve hot with red and green chutney..... 

Monday 12 January 2015

Chinese Chaat

Chinese Chaat

 Being from north, I can't resist my craving for chaat as well as a big fan of Chinese. Recently on a weekend,  there was a debate in house to make Chinese or chaat. I just combined basic ingredients of Chinese noodles and vegetables with chutney and chaat spices. For my family, it was an instant hit, do share your family feedback on this...

Preparation Time : 15 min

Cooking Time : 20 min


  • 2 Cup boiled and fried Noodles
  • 1 boiled and fried potato 
  • 2 Tablespoon roasted peanuts
  • 2 Spring onions sliced 
  • 2 Spring onions green chopped
  • 1 Carrot sliced
  • 1 Cup mixed bell peppers (red, yellow and green)
  • 1 Cup shredded cabbage 
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic (if you have dried garlic use that or the fresh one)
  • 2 Green chillies chopped and soaked in a tablespoon vinegar 
  • 2 Tablespoon green chutney
  • 2 Tablespoon imli ki chutney
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato sauce 
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Teaspoon olive oil
  • First take noodles and boil it upto 80%, now deep fry it . 
  • Finish all other preparations like roasting peanuts, cutting and chopping of vegetables and boil and fry potato and keep aside
  • Once all the preparation is done, take a bowl and add crispy fried noodles to this

  • Now take a pan, add oil to this and once oil is heated add garlic to this. Further add onions and saute it then add sliced carrots to this. Cook it on high flame add bell peppers to this 

  • Add cabbage and saute it. Salt and crushed black pepper can be put according to your taste and a spoon of tomato sauce. Make sure that vegetables are not over cooked, we have to just toast the vegetables so that the crunchiness of vegetables remain

  • Now add these toasted vegetables to the noodles bowl and add all the other ingredients one by one, potatoes, peanuts, green chillies, spring onions green, lemon juice and imly ki chutney

  • Mix all ingredients nicely and serve immediately 

Tips : Try to serve it immediately as you mix all the ingredients otherwise it will be soggy. you can add chutney, chilly and spices according to your taste.

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