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Ridge gourd sauce fry:

Here is an interesting and simple recipe to grab the attension of the children, using this wonderful vegetable.

Good combination with Vegetable fried Rice

 

Ridge gourd sauce fry
Ridge gourd sauce fry

Ridge gourd has many health benefits this is the season we can see abundant of ridge gourd in the markets.

Here is an interesting recipe for children using this wonderful vegetable.

Ridge gourd sauce fry:

Ingredients:

Ridge gourd

Ridge gourd- 250 gram

Garlic cloves-4

Onion chopped-1 small

Chilli sauce/powder- 1/2 tsp

Tomato Ketchup- 2 tsp

Dark Soya sauce – 2 tsp

Sugar- 2 pinches (optional)

Salt- 1/4 tsp

Method :

1 Mix all the sauce item together in a cup keep it ready.

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2.Peel the skin, cut into 1 inch thick round pieces

3.Heat pan, add 2 tsp of oil and saute minced garlic, once it becomes slightly brown add the chopped onion and saute for a while.

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4.Now add round cut Ridge gourd, saute until it gets translucent.

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5.Finally, add mixed sauce, salt and sugar to the cooking vegetable, cook for 3 more minutes in low flame.

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6.Transfer to the serving dish and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

 

 

 

Stir-fried bread:

Stir-fried bread
Stir-fried bread

Stir-fried bread:

We like to prepare a variety of recipes with bread to grab our child’s attention. We believe bread as our best option to prepare varieties fast, so we need five attractive and different recipes for weekdays to enhance their appetite. Here another interesting recipe stir-fried bread.Taste of vegetables added and crunchiness of cashews on our every bite will make this stir-fried bread so delicious.

Ingredients:

Bread 8 to 10 slices

Onion-1 big chopped thin lengthwise slices.

Capsicum- 1/2

Tomato-2 sliced

Ginger-1 inch grated or finely chopped

Green chilli-2 sliced

Chilli powder-1/4 tsp

Salt-1/4 tsp

Sugar-1/2 tsp

Coriander leaves

To Temper:

Oil or ghee-1 tbsp

Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp

Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp

Urad dal / Cashews for crunchy bite – 1 tsp

Method :

Cube cut bread slices, keep it ready to prepare.

Wash, peel Onion, tomato, capsicum and green chillies cut into thin lengthwise slices.

Heat oil or ghee, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds allow it to splutter.

Add cashew and fry yellow.

Add onion and grated ginger stir it for a minute, next add tomato and saute for a minute

Add salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder and sugar, mix well.

Add chopped Capsicum and saute for another minute.

Finally, add cubed bread slices and mix well so as the ingredients added will get coated on the slices.

Stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes in low flame, it will get roasted.

Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle some chopped coriander and pepper if you prefer spicier.

Note: Stir fry the vegetables in medium flame, do not cook  tomato mashed.

Cook such that, We should feel the taste of vegetables on our every bite.

we should feel the taste of vegetables and crunchiness of cashews on our every bite.

 

Stir-fried bread
Stir-fried bread

Bread Pizza: 

Bread pizza is an interesting task to prepare at home. We can bring the same taste of the shop bought pizza at home with the bread base. Moreover, children are greatly delighted to enjoy the taste of pizza with regular bread. Make your child happy with few minutes of effort which will please them to love you in a great deal.

Bread Pizza
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Ingredients:

Bread slices 6 nos

Tomato ketchup – 6 tbsp

Red chilli flakes – 1 tsp

Shredded cheese/ mozzarella cheese-1/2 cup

Butter or olive oil -4 tsp

Vegetables as per your preference,

Oregano  -1 tsp

Green bell pepper-1 chopped

Tomato- 2 chopped

Onion chopped-1

Olives- 2tbsp

Mushroom

Method:

  1. Place bread slices on a flat board, apply butter or Olive oil on the top side of the bread . This will help the bread not to get soggier when we spread sauce on it.
  2. Spread tomato ketchup on it, then chopped vegetables and olives within the surface, sprinkle shredded cheese as a top layer over the vegetables.
  3. Throw some red chilli flakes and oregano on the toppings if you prefer the spicy flavour.
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5. Enjoy the taste of Pizza with bread base.

 


Baked Potatoes:

The potato is a starchy, tuberous crop, a staple vegetable consumed all over the world. It is the world’s fourth-largest food crop. Potato can be prepared from main course to side dish, simple to heavy  with aromatic Indian spices. For baked potatoes any type of stuffing, dressing can give you ultimate taste. Your choice can be cheese, butter, mayonnaise with  dash some pepper and salt. simply wonderful 🙂

Baked Potatoes

Here we have simple and rich recipe baked potatoes,

Just we need potatoes-3 to 4 medium size

Butter-2 tsp

Salt- 1/4 tsp

Pepper-1/2 tsp

Parsley or coriander leaves finely chopped-2 tbsp

1.Scrub and rinse potatoes.

2.Place it on a wooden spoon, use a sharp knife to cut the entire top of the potato into thin crosswise slices (about ⅛-inch thick), stopping about three-quarters of the way down the potato so the base stays in tact and the pieces remain attached to the base.

3. Put potatoes in a baking dish, then fan the slices open slightly brush it with melted butter( or stuff inside the cut) . Sprinkle with salt and pepper, trying to reach in between slices without breaking slices off.

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Just before the baking process gets completed,  open the oven for a short time, Gently sprinkle herbs in between slices and on top of potatoes.  bake just until the cheeses melt.

How long should I bake Potatoes?

There are several schools of thought when it comes to timings:
The standard method is 200C for 1hr – 1hr 20 mins.
For a super-crispy skin and a slow-cooked inside go for 180 C for 2 hrs 20 mins.
If you’re time-pressed, ping your potato in the microwave for five minutes to soften it up, then finish in the oven for 35-40 mins.

 

Dragon Chicken:

Indo-Chinese special dragon chicken, something special from our regular and traditional dish loved by all becoming famous nowadays wonderful combination with any type of fried rice, restaurant style dish hygienically prepared  at home the added advantage is less price more quantity. No food colours or preservatives are added. Sweet  sauces added soft spicy chicken fried and crunchy broken cashews will leave you a heavenly taste.

Dragon Chicken
Dragon Chicken

 

Ingredients to prepare:

Chicken cut into thin sliced-1/2 kg

Oil to fry – 100ml approx

To Marinate:

Corn flour-1 tbsp heap measured

Maida (all purpose flour)- 2 tbsp heap measured

Chilli paste-1 1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

Salt- 3/4 tsp

Ginger garlic paste-1 tsp

Soya sauce-2 tsp

Sugar-1/2 tsp

Egg -1 no

To prepare sauce:

Soya sauce (Dark)- 2 tsp

Tomato Ketchup-2 tsp

Chilli sauce-1 tsp

Blackpepper-1/4 tsp

Sugar-1 tsp Ajinomoto-1/4 tsp optional this is added to enhance the taste.

Ajinomoto-1/4 tsp optional this is added to enhance the taste.

Ginger Garlic paste-1 tsp

Capsicum-1/2 cut into lengthwise stripes

Onion-1 chopped

To Garnish:

Spring onion-2 tbsp

Cashews broken-2 tbsp

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Method to prepare:

  1. Take a wide bowl, add Chicken and other ingredients mentioned above “To marinate”, keep aside to set for 15 to 20 minutes.

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2.In a small bowl add 1/4 cup of water, mix all sauce mentioned above “To prepare sauce” ; Dark soya sauce, chilli sauce, tomato ketchup salt, and sugar.

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3.Heat oil and fry the marinated chicken till golden brown.

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4.Take another pan heat a teaspoon of  butter and golden fry the broken cashews, collect and keep it ready to garnish

5. In the same pan add ginger garlic paste saute for a while, add Chopped onion and capsicum saute for 2 minutes as it should be crunchy not soft.

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6.Now add mixed sauce and allow it to boil for a minute, now time to add the fried chicken , mix all together in low flame.

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7.Transfer it to the serving bowl garnish with the fried cashews and chopped spring onion on top.

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Dragon Chicken

8.Serve hot with any type of fried rice and enjoy.


Roti Mania:

Roti or Chapathi is a staple food for Indians, versatile use of this roti can be prepared in many flavours. Flavoured roti is really interesting and delicious with any type of side dish or yoghurt. Choose your desired flavour from this roti mania list to create your meal enjoyably. Healthy Roti’s like dal Roti, Butter Roti, Mealmaker( Soya Chunks) Roti, Mixed vegetables puree roti. Flavoured Roti’s like Garlic Roti, Banan Roti, Cumin and Kalonji Roti gives completely different in variety and taste on regular preparation.

Roti Mania
  Roti Mania

1. Banna Roti:

Whole wheat flour -1 cup

Banan-1

Salt-1/4 tsp

Water3/4 cup

Oil-2 tsp

Mash banana and mix along with other ingredients mentioned to enhance the flavour and taste of your regular roti.

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Set aside for 10 to 15 minutes and make roti. Serve hot with your preferable side dish.

2. Butter Roti:

Whole wheat flour -1 cup

Salt-1/4-tsp

Butter-2 tbsp

Mix butter and mix along with other ingredients mentioned to enhance the flavour and taste of your regular roti.

Set aside for 10 to 15 minutes and make roti. Serve hot with your preferable side dish.

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3. Egg Roti:

Whole wheat flour -1 cup

Salt-1/4-tsp

Pepper-1/4 tsp crushed

Finely chopped onion can be added to your choice

Egg- 2 nos

Mix beaten eggs reduce water and mix along with other ingredients mentioned to enhance the flavour and taste of your regular roti.

Set aside for 10 to 15 minutes and make roti. Serve hot with your preferable side dish.

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4. Mealmaker Roti:

Whole wheat flour -1 cup

Salt-1/4-tsp

Oil-2 tsp

Meal maker(Soya chunks) – 1/2 cup dry grind it to a fine powder.

Mix powdered soya chunks with wheat flour, sprinkle water and mix along with other ingredients mentioned to enhance the flavour and taste of your regular roti.

Set aside for 10 to 15 minutes and make roti. Serve hot with your preferable side dish.

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5. Garlic Roti:

Whole wheat flour -1 cup

Salt-1/4-tsp

Garlic-4 pods or paste-2 tsp

Mix garlic paste and mix along with other ingredients mentioned to enhance the flavour and taste of your regular roti.

Set aside for 10 to 15 minutes and make roti. Serve hot with your preferable side dish.

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6.Vegetable extract Roti:

Whole wheat flour -1 cup

Salt-1/4tsp

Mixed vegetables boiled with water-1/2 cup

oil-2 tsp

Boil desired vegetables like carrot, potato, beans and cauliflower grind it to a smooth pulp and mix with wheat flour add water if necessary.

OR Mix wheat flour with vegetable broth.

Set aside for 10 to 15 minutes and make roti. Serve hot with your preferable side dish.

7. Sugar and Coconut Roti:

Whole wheat flour -1 cup

Sugar-1 tsp

Grated coconut -1 tbsp

Salt-1/4 tsp

Water- 3/4 cup

Oil-2 tsp

Mix sugar and coconut with wheat flour and mix along with other ingredients mentioned to enhance the flavour and taste of your regular roti.

OR Coconut and sugar can be stuffed to get a natural bite of it.

Set aside for 10 to 15 minutes and make roti. Serve hot with your preferable side dish.

8. Yoghurt Roti:

Whole wheat flour -1 cup

Yoghurt-1/2 cup

Kalonji-1/4 tsp

Salt-1/4 tsp

Oil-2 tsp

yoghurt

Mix Yoghurt salt and kalonji mix along with other ingredients mentioned enhancing the flavour and taste of your regular roti.

Set aside for 10 to 15 minutes and make roti. Serve hot with your preferable side dish.

9. Dal Roti:

Whole wheat flour -1 cup

Boiled channa dal-1/2 cup

Cumin seeds or ajwain-1/2 tsp crushed

Salt-1/4 tsp

Water – 1/4 cup

Oil-2 tsp

Boil Channa dal drain water and mash it to a thick puree.

Mix along with other ingredients mentioned enhancing the flavour and taste of your regular roti.

Set aside for 10 to 15 minutes and make roti. Serve hot with your preferable side dish.

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10.Paneer Roti:

Whole wheat flour -1 cup

Paneer (grated)-1/4 cup

Chopped coriander leaves -1 tbsp

Ajwain-1/2 tsp crushed

Salt-1/4 tsp

Water3/4 cup

Oil-2 tsp

Add grated paneer with wheat flour and mix along with other ingredients mentioned to enhance the flavour and taste of your regular roti.

Set aside for 10 to 15 minutes and make roti. Serve hot with your preferable side dish.

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Bread Pancake:

Interesting recipe of this delicious pancake can supply sufficient nutrients needed to your child from her snack box. The variety of snacks can fill our children’s snack box to make their lunch more enjoyable. This recipe is easy to prepare in few minutes, moreover soft and flavourful.

 

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Ingredients:

Bread 4 slices remove its sides

Milk 1/2 cup or buttermilk

Salt-2 pinches

Onion (chopped) – 1/4 or 1 tbsp chopped

Capsicum (chopped) – 1/4 or 1 tbsp chopped

Tomato (chopped) -1/2 remove seeds and juice from it

Green chilli-1

Mushroom (chopped) -1 tbsp

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Method:

In a wide bowl add bread slices, soak in milk for 10 minutes.

Mash it to a  smooth and thick batter.

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Add chopped vegetables and green chilli.

Add salt to it, mix it all together.

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Heat dosa pan, pour a ladle full of mixture into the hot pan, cook in a medium flame.

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Cook at least 2 minutes on each side of the pancake.

Delicious pancake is ready for your lunch box.

 

Chocolate smog: 

Children always feel to have some  unique  variety of dishes along with our traditional preparation. Chocolate and Strawberry  have an impactful choice to select. Maiden attempt of this chocolate smog gives a delightful result.

Chocolate Smog
Chocolate Smog

 

Ingredients:Yield  30 to 35 mini chocolate smogs

Cocoa powder or Cooking chocolate-50 gms

Condensed milk-150 ml

Desiccated coconut-1/2 cup,

Broken nuts-1 tablespoon

OR

Heat a thick bottom pan in medium flame, add grated coconut and fry to reduce the water content in the coconut, care should be taken such that the white colour should not be changed.

1. In a wide pan add condensed milk and cocoa powder mix well,  you can add 1 tbsp of desiccated coconut or broken nuts to the mixture or if you prefer as pure chocolate flavour skip nuts and coconut.

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2. Heat this mixture in medium flame for 3 to 5 minutes till it gets into a thick mixture.

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3. Remove from flame, allow it to get warm make it into mini balls roll it in the coconut to get a smoggy effect.

Yummy chocolate smog id ready.

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Capsicum stir fry:

Cooking is an art, spice it up with your own colours to make your cooking more delicious. Passionate towards capsicum made me try more wonderful recipes.Capsicum is really good in its nutritional facts, also gets cooked in minutes :). Very crunchy as such in raw form, make it yummy,  dash some salt and chilli saute for a while, or in cooked form with simple and minimal ingredients is more than enough to make you delightful.

Here is a simple idea which I follow often with capsicum, a good combination to mix and eat with plain cooked rice or with roti.

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Ingredients :

Capsicum-1/4 kg

Tomato-1

Onion chopped-1

Masala powder-1 tsp

Salt-1 tsp

To Temper:

Oil-2 tsp

Fennel seeds-1 tsp

Curry leaves-1 twig

Method:

Wash and cut cube Capsicum,Tomato and Onion

Heat pan with oil season it with above mentioned “To Temper” ingredients.

Add chopped onion saute for a minute to change the raw smell.

Add tomato and cube cut capsicum to it, saute for a while allow it to cook for about 3 o 5 minutes.

No need to sprinkle water, just sprinkle salt and masala powder mix well.

Yummy Capsicum stir fry is ready to serve.

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Baby corn,Tofu or paneer Manchurian:

Yummy appetiser with crispy, crunchy, spicy and colourful to serve.

Baby corn Manchurian
Baby corn Manchurian

Ingredients-1:

Baby corn-100gms

Tofu-150 gms

Red,yellow,green pepper-1/2 each

Onion-1

Oil to fry

Ingredient-2

Maida-3 tbsp

Corn flour-1 tbsp

Salt-1/2 tsp

Ginger garlic paste-1 tsp

Black pepper-1/2 tsp

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Method:

1.Take a wide bowl mix ingredient-2, by adding a little water to dosa batter consistency.

2.Cube cut vegetables and paneer (Tofu), no need to cut baby corn just make a slit slightly on either side.

3.In a small bowl,put 1 tsp of cornflour,1 tbsp of soy sauce, 1 tbsp of tomato sauce,chilli powder or sauce little, sugar-1/4 tsp and salt 1/2 tsp to it, mix well with little water and keep it ready.

4.Dip vegetables in the batter and deep fry till it gets a crispy outer layer and crunchy inner part.

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5.Heat pan with 2 tsp of oil and saute all the vegetables for 4 minutes in medium flame.

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6. Add the prepared sauce above step -3, stir till it gets thicken, add fried veggies to it mix well and transfer to serve,sprinkle some greens and serve  as appetiser.


Bread with vegetable fritters:

School season starts “Back to school”. Start the day with a bright and an enthusiastic manner, and enjoy every hour with your new session. We bring tasty and healthy food to increase your attention in school and at home as relaxing hours.

Bread fritters
Bread fritters

Ingredients to prepare:

Bread 6 to 8 slices

Rice flour-1 1/2 tbsp

Yoghurt-1 tbsp

Salt-1/2 tsp

Sugar-1/4 tsp

Chilli powder-1 tsp or green chilli paste-1/2 tsp

Vegetables of your choice

Carrot, beans, corn, peas, cauliflower etc…..- 1  1/4 approximately cup chopped finely

Onion – 1

Curry leaves and Coriander leaves

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Method to prepare:

1.Take a wide bowl, Put all finely chopped veggies, salt, chilli powder, yoghurt, rice flour and sugar.

2.Dip bread in water slightly squeeze out excess water, drop it into the vegetable, mix all together so as to blend well to make a lemon sized ball.

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3.Make the balls to your desired shape, shallow fry to a crispy fritters.

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4.Serve with fresh cream or tomato sauce,or pack in the box to school, taste remains the same.

 


 

 

Triple colour bell pepper rice:

Bell pepper rice is a colourful and delicious variety of rice. Red, Yellow and Green coloured Capsicum has different taste of its own which enriches the taste of rice altogether. Normally we buy green coloured Capsicum(Shimla Mirch) for cooking, but here we use all three colours to realise the original taste in  each coloured Capsicum.

Triple colour bell pepper rice
Triple colour bell pepper rice

Ingredients:

Cooked long grain rice-2 cups

Coloured capsicum- 1 cup cut into cubes

Onion-1 cut lengthwise

Green chillies-2 slit

Masala powder-1 tsp

Oil-1 tbsp

Salt-1 tsp

Cumin seeds-1 tsp

Sugar-1/4 tsp

Coconut milk-1/4 cup

Fried cashew optional to garnish

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Method to prepare:

Heat pan with oil add cumin seeds,add cut onion and saute for a minute till it gets transparent.

Add cube cut Capsicum fry for a minute or 2, do not cook for a long time,it should be crunchy.

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Now add salt and masala powder and stir well, add coconut milk and mix together.

Add cooked rice to the vegetable mixture,sprinkle sugar mix well in low flame.

Garnish with fresh length cut, attractive capsicum and chopped coriander leaves on top serve hot.

 

 


Vegetable Stew:

Healthy Vegetables cooked in Coconut milk to enhanced flavour,seasoned with aromatic herbs.A Delicious combination with Appam,Adai,Idiyappam and roti. The speciality of this dish is healthy vegetables not overcooked and mild spices added, a complete process in done in low or medium flame.

Vegetable Stew
Vegetable Stew

 

Ingredients:

Vegetables of your preference-1/2 kg

I used-Carrot,Beans,Cauliflower,Black chana (soaked and cooked for a whistle),Potato

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Coconut milk extracted from 1/2 of the coconut.

Salt-1 tsp

Corn flour-1 tsp

Onion-1 big

Tomato medium size-1

Curry leaves-3 twigs

Coriander leaves-2 tbsp

Green chillies-3 nos slit

Ginger minced-2 tsp

Cinnamon-2 inch long

Cloves-3 nos

Elaichi-2 nos

Crushed Pepper-1/2 tsp

Olive oil-1 tbsp or your choice

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Method to follow:

Extract Milk form Coconut, first milk thick 1 cup and second milk diluted 1 cup.

Chop Ginger,cut Onion and Tomato lengthwise.

Boil cubed vegetables with salt, half cooked in second diluted Coconut milk.

Add 1 tsp of Corn flour into the thick milk and dissolve without lumps,This helps the coconut milk not to curdle when boiled, this gives you a slight  glaze  texture to the dish.

When the Vegetable is 3/4th cooked add the first coconut milk with dissolved corn flour,allow it to boil for 2 minutes by gentle stirring.

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In a wide pan add Olive or Coconut oil season it with Cloves, Cinnamon and Elaichi .

Add Onion saute for 1 minute until onion gets separated. Do not over cook or Cook in high flame the Colour should not get changed.

Add Ginger and Tomato saute well for a while,in low flame, do not overcook till mash up.

Add curry leaves,Transfer to the cooked Vegetable mix well let it boil for 2 more minutes.

Add freshly ground Pepper and chopped Coriander,serve hot.


 

 

Paani Puri:

Paani Puri originated at Bihar,Water in Hindi is “Paani” Variety of flavoured Pani filled in mini puri’s,stuffed with boiled Potato,Green garam or Channa and freshly chopped Onion and Coriander.Delicious snack loved by all Indians it is commonly available in street side.I am not an expert in north Indian varieties,but I like to prepare and feed my son.

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Sweet Paani:Grind all the ingredients shown below,

Dates-10 to 15 nos

Fried Jeera(Cumin seeds)-1 tsp

Red chilli powder-1 tsp

Jaggery-1 1/2  tbsp

Tamarind paste-1 gooseberry sized extract

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Green Paani:

Grind the below-given Ingredients filter and squeeze lemon,sprinkle some salt and chat masala powder mix well.

Pudhina(Mint leaves)-hand full

Coriander leaves-hand full

Green chillies-2

Lemon half

Cumin seeds-1 tsp

Salt-1/2 tsp

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Boil Potato adds some salt and pepper,Chopped Onion and Coriander to fill inside the purées

Serve with mini purees.

Note: Yoghurt with salt and chilli powder mixed can be served along with this if you prefer.


Stuffed Mushroom:

Versatile and interesting recipes can be prepared with Mushrooms,famous all over the world.Mushroom tastes great with simple ingredients. In this stuffed Mushroom, you can get the complete taste of Mushroom.

Health benefits of Mushroom:Button mushrooms are fairly rich in vitamins and minerals.The mushroom contains an especially high amount of vitamin B and potassium.
Raw mushrooms are naturally cholesterol, fat, and sodium free.
The mushrooms also have very low energy levels – five medium-sized button mushrooms added together only have twenty calories

mushrooms improve immunity, reduce heart disease, and even fight and reverse cancer? They can do all this and more, according to countless patients and a growing body of medical research.

 

Stuffed Mushroom
Stuffed Mushroom

 

Ingredients for fillings:Fillings can be made up to your interest,

Mixed vegetables of your Interest-4 tbsp

Salt-1/2 tsp

Pepper black or white-1/4 tsp

Boiled Potato or bread crumbs or partially scrambled egg can be used to blend these sautéed vegetables.

Mushroom -5 nos

Method to Prepare:

Wash Mushrooms discard the thick stem of it,keep it ready for filling.

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Heat pan with 1 tsp of oil sautes well all  Onion and vegetables.

Sprinkle salt and pepper cook until soft.

Add any of the above blending agents,blend with sauteed vegetables.

Now fill it inside the mushroom,Heat wok ,smear some oil place the stuffed mushroom close and cook for 10 to 15 minutes.

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No need to worry about burning,mushroom oozes out water while cooking.

You can grill cook for both sides cooked,for 20  minutes

I have sealed with cheese on top.

Now its ready to serve as a starter.

 

 

 


Paneer Peas Masala:

Punjabi Special Paneer or (Tofu can be used optionally in the place of Paneer)Peas masala served commonly with Roti and Chappati’s.This Attractive and delicious side dish are placed in all gathering and feast.This will be creamy and mildly spicy tastes great with Naan,Roti,Chapati and Parathas.

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Paneer peas Masala

Ingredients to Grind-1:

Cumin seeds-1 tsp

Coriander seeds-1 1/2  tsp or (2 tsp of powder can be used)

Red chilli-3 or (1 tsp of powder can be used)

Cashews-5 to 8

Poppy seeds (Kaskasa)-1 tsp

Ingredients to Grind:2

Tomato-2 nos

Garlic- 2 pods

Grind Tomato and Garlic separately and all other ingredients separately,both into very smooth paste.

Ingredients to prepare:

Peas-1 cup

Onion chopped -1 cup

Ginger Garlic paste -2 tsp

Salt 1 tsp

Paneer or tofu 1 1/2 cup

Garam masala powder-3/4 tsp

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Method to prepare:

Heat pan with 2 tbsp of oil Shallow fry tofu for 2 minutes.,remove and keep aside.

In the same pan add Garam masala powder ,add ginger garlic paste and stir well add chopped onion and Peas saute till half cooked.

Add Tomato puree and salt along to cook well.

Add cashew cumin paste stir and cook for 3 more minutes oil floats on top.

If you are adding Coriander powder and Red Chilli powder,add at this stage to boil.

Now add fried tofu or Paneer and mix well let boil for 2 more minutes.

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Sprinkle chopped Coriander and serve with Roti or Chapati.

 


Vegetable Fried Rice:

Colourful and healthy Vegetable fried rice liked by all has become fascinating dish in all menu cards,and in Gathering feast.This is said as Indo-Chinese recipe,As we know rice is a staple food in India we prefer to make a variety of dishes with rice. We add vegetables to add some nutrition to this long grain rice and sauces to enhance the taste.Food lovers are interested to have a variety of food.

Try this vegetable fried rice at home with little effort to make more healthy and tasty.Vegetable fried rice with the combination of Gobi Manchurian or Vegetable Manchurian  can be served.

Vegetable fried Rice
Vegetable fried Rice

 

Ingredients: All vegetables chopped or cut into very small pieces

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Beans-1/2 cup

Carrot-1/2 cup

Capsicum-1/4 cup

Corn kernels-1/4 cup

Mushroom-1/2 cup(optional)

Green chilli-2 slit

Celery-little

Spring onion-2tbsp chopped

Basmati Rice-3 cups (cooked) long grain is best for veg fried rice

Oil-3 tbsp

Soya sauce-1 tbsp

Vinegar–1/4 tsp or 3 to 4 drops

Salt-1 tsp

Sugar 1/4 tsp

White pepper-1/4 tsp

Method to prepare:

Soak rice for 20 minutes and boil it with 1:2 ratio of water and 1/2 tsp of Salt,It should be just cooked, the rice should be separated such that it should not stick to each other.

Allow it to cool completely before you add into the fried vegetables.

Heat pan with 3 tbsp of oil,add all the finely chopped veggies including the celery. increase the flame to high and stir fries the vegetables on a high flame. then stir fry on a medium flame.

The vegetables have to be stir fried till they are almost cooked and yet retain their crunch.

Now add soy sauce,Salt, Sugar,Vinegar and White pepper,stir it and add the cooked rice in it.

Stir it well so that all the ingredients mix well and sauce get coated on the rice.

Finally, add chopped spring onion on top.

Serve with Veg Manchurian or Gobi Manchurian.

 Note:

Rest over rice can be used to make this veg fried rice.

Any vegetables can be used to make this rice its your choice.

 


Vegetable Manchurian:

Mouth watering tasty,vegetable Manchurian can be made easily at home no need to rush to the hotel.

Vegetable Manchurian
Vegetable Manchurian

Step-1: Ingredients to prepare 20 to 25 vegetable balls:

Carrot-1 cup

Beans-1 cup

Cabbage-2 cups

Maida-3 tbsp

Corn flour-1 tbsp

Rice flour-1 tbsp

Salt-1/2 tsp

Chilli powder-1 tsp

Ginger, Garlic paste-1 tsp each

Step -2: Ingredients to prepare Sauce:

Tomato sauce-2 tbsp

Chilli sauce-1 tbsp

Soya sauce-2 tbsp

Salt-1/2 tsp

Sugar-1/4 tsp

Pepper powder-1/4 tsp

Ginger garlic paste

Corn starch-1/2 cup diluted

Capsicum,Coriander,spring onion and Onion for seasoning

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Method to follow:

Finely chop all the Vegetables.Keep separately Capsicum and Onion for seasoning in the final step.

In a wide bowl mix all vegetables with salt and squeeze out if excess water.

Mix all other step-1 Ingredients  mix well and make it into small lemon sized balls.

Heat wok with 200 ml of oil and deep fry prepared vegetable balls until golden brown.

Can serve as dry vegetable balls without sauce.

Prepare Sauce:

Mix all step 2: Ingredients In 1/2 cup of water, dilute it more if you prefer more sauce.

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Heat pan with 2 tsp of oil fry onion and capsicum until its colour changes slightly, don’t cook more it should be crunchy.

Add mixed sauce allows it to boil for 3 minutes .

Now add fried veg balls toss and transfer to a serving dish.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and spring onion.

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 Vanilla Cake and Orange cake:

Orange cake
Orange cake

 

Vanilla Cake
Vanilla sponge cake

 

Ingredients:

Plain flour(Maida)-1 cup

Castor sugar-3/4  cup reduce sugar for Orange cake because orange juice has sweetness

Baking powder-1 tsp

Milk-3/4 cup or Orange Juice for Orange cake

Eggs-1 nos

Vanilla esscence-1/2 tsp  or zest of orange-1 tsp for Orange cake

Butter-100gms (use after defrosting for better result)

Method :

1.Sieve all dry ingredients,Maida and baking powder together.

2.Pre- heat Oven at 180 C for 10 minutes.

3..Mix Egg,milk butter and sugar, beat on low speed with electric mixer for 2 to3 minutes.

4.Gradually add sieve mixer to the blender mix for 2 more minutes on medium speed until it becomes fluffy and smooth.

5.Grease baking tray or cake tin,Pour mixer 3/4th of the pan.

6.Bake for 25 minutes,switch off,Keep in the oven for 10 more minutes,allow it to cool completely.

Make slices and serve.

If using as muffin mixture, pour into muffin tins and bake for 20 minutes or until cooked.

 


 

 Mint Rice:

Easy recipe for busy women, Mint flavoured rice are instant and simple to make. Healthy rice,makes you feel to eat more! Wonderful combination with potato chilli fry and raitha.The whole house will be filled with the aroma of mint.Since pudina has a very strong aroma, it gets to stimulate your brain functioning and helps cure nausea.

Mint leaves are a great remedy to relieve the pain caused by menstrual cramps.

It has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and so it fights against tooth decay and bad breath and is widely used as mouth fresheners.

Mint rice
Mint rice
Ingredients:

Rice basmathi-1 cup

Salt-1 tsp

Onion-1 chopped

To grind:

Pudhina(Mint)- 1 cup

Garlic-4 pods

Ginger 1-inch piece

Green chilli-5 nos

Tomato -1 small

Onion-5 nos

To Temper:

Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp

Cashews-5 nos

Oil2 tbsp

Method:

Soak for rice 15 minutes and boil with 1 1/2 cup of water.

Grind the above ingredients to smooth paste.

Heat pan with 2 tbsp of oil season with cumin and broken cashews.

Add chopped Onion saute till golden brown,add the ground paste and saute until raw smell changes.(for 2 minutes).

Add cooked rice to it,add salt and mix well.

Note:To avoid breaking rice easily while mixing allow cooked rice to cool for a while before adding to the masala.

Mint rice is ready to serve with Potato chilli fry.

Potato chilli fry
Potato chilli fry

 


 Chocolate fudges:

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Chocolate fudges for chocolate lovers so yummy……… here is the recipe,
One cup Milk Powder or condensed milk is too good
One cup Sugar (half cup if condensed milk is used)
Quatre cups ghee or Butter
3 tbs of Cocoa powder
1/4cup water to dissolve sugar( if milk powder is used)
procedure:
1.Dissolve sugar in 1/4 cup water and heat in a thick bottomed pan.
2.Once it dissolves completely and when it starts boiling lower the flame and add the milk powder,cocoa powder and butter or ghee and mix well.
3.keep stirring and heat in medium flame.when it starts bubbling from the sides.grease a plate with ghee or butter and keep it ready.
4.Heat for one more minute and pour it into the plate.
5.Let it cool for 30 minutes and cut it into desired shapes.
Enjoy Diwali this is a special recipe for children.


 

 KALAKAND is one of the easiest and delicious sweet which I learnt from my friend! You can make it 2 days before Diwali keep it in the fridge.

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Ingredients and Method:

8 cups or 2-quart milk
1/2 cup sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice (for making paneer)
1 tablespoon sliced almonds or pistachio for garnishing


Making Paneer:


Mix lemon juice in a ¼ cup of hot water and put aside.
Boil the 4 cups of milk in a heavy bottomed pan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, making sure not to burn the milk.
As the milk comes to a boil, leave it for 2 minutes to reduce boiling point, add the lemon juice gradually and stir the milk gently. The curd will start separating from the whey, turn off the heat.
Once the milk fat has separated from the whey, drain the whey using a strainer line with cheesecloth, or muslin cloth.
Wrap the curds in a muslin cloth, rinse under cold water, and squeeze well. This process takes out the sourness from the lemon.
To take out the excess water, squeeze the wrapped paneer.Do not knead the paneer.(wash to remove the taste of lemon,squeeze it well to remove water)

Making Kalakand:


1. Boil remaining 4 cups of the milk in a heavy bottom frying pan on medium-high heat until the milk reduces to about two cups.
2. Make sure to frequently stir the milk as the milk burns easily in the bottom of the pan.
3. Add the paneer in the milk and keep stirring till the mixture thickness and form a soft dough consistency.
4. Add the sugar and continue to cook and stirring until the mixture becomes soft lump and start leaving the pan from sides.
5. Pour it over greased plate keeping about a half inch thick.
Let it cool for about one hour. Cut the kalakand in squares.
Celebrate with different taste of sweet .Its ready to serve your Diwali guest.
Tips:
Putting few spoons of water in the pot before putting milk reduces burning the milk bottom of the pan.
If kalakand is too soft put the plate in a microwave oven (plate should be microwave safe) for 2 to 3 minutes. Making sure kalakand doesn’t become dry.


 

Cauliflower Gobi Manchurian:

Gobi Manchurian dry version, Cauliflower Manchurian is an Indian Chinese appetiser  or starter and very different from the gravy version. Adaptation of Chinese seasoning and cooking techniques to suit Indian palate.The Cauliflower has a crispy coating and is tossed with a mouth-watering spicy sauces. It served  as starter and with vegetable fried rice.Try this absolutely delicious recipe!

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CauliflowerManchurian

Ingredients:

Cauliflower-1 medium size(cut into bite size)

Corn flour-3 tbsp

All purpose flour-5 tbsp

Salt-1/2 tsp

Ginger garlic paste -2 tsp

Chilli powder-1tsp

Method to prepare  Gobi fries:

1. Clean cauliflower florets blanch it spread in a paper towel for a while to absorb excess water.

2. Mix all other ingredients by adding 1/2 cup of water batter should be Pancake or Dosa batter consistency nor too thick or watery.

3. Put all florets to immerse in mixed batter OR Dip the cauliflower into the batter one at a time, making sure it is completely covered by the batter.

4. Heat oil in a wide pan put few of the florets(fry in batches) in the hot oil so as not to stick each other.(put one after the other). Fry them turning occasionally,

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5. Fry until golden brown if you prefer more crispy do the double frying.fry them earlier, re-fry them

Ingredients for sauce:

Onion finely chopped-1 small

Capsicum finely chopped-1 small

Celery-2 tbsp chopped

Spring onion-2 tbsp

Garlic chopped-1 tbsp or paste

Tomato sauce-2 tbsp

Soya sauce-2 tbsp

Chilli sauce-1 tsp

Ground Pepper-1/4 tsp

Oil-1 tbsp

Method to prepare sauce:

Heat pan with oil,fry onion,Garlic,Capsicum in high flame.

Add all sauces ,Pepper and Salt now add fried Cauliflower mix in low flame for 3 minutes,toss well.

Sprinkle celery and Spring onion,remove from fire transfer to serving the dish and serve as an appetizer.

Note :Fry them before you serve or otherwise re-fry them before dipping in the sauce or it will loose its crispness.


 

Bread and Egg Toast:

We like to prepare different type of breakfast , but in the early morning its really difficult to get much time to cook ,in this case, some idea to go for different and  easy recipes with bread. Of course this is easy to pack and eat also….

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Ingredients:

Bread-4 slices

Egg -2 nos

Spice it up with Pepper-2 pinches

Salt -2 pinches

Turmeric powder-1 pinch

Milk -2 tsp

Oil or Butter to toast bread

Method:

Beat egg until fluffy add Salt,Turmeric powder, Milk and Pepper powder beat well  till froth forming.

Heat pan,Dip bread slices in the beaten egg both the sides, toast in low flame sprinkle some oil on sides.

Turn other side and toast until light brown.

Cut into desired shapes and serve with Orange juice.

Note :Instead of Salt and pepper you can beat Egg with 2 tsp of Sugar  and toast with butter for  Bombay toast.

 

Caramelized bread:

Children will Love it !!!!!!! serve with a glass of milk, no need to  spread jam or to get confused what to stuff in……

Yes as it looks crispy outside and soft inside,

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Ingredients:

Bread slices-4

Butter- 2 tbsp

Sugar (powdered)- 2 tsp

Rose essence-3 drops

Method:

Take a bowl add butter,powdered sugar and rose essence together mix well.

Spread mix on both sides of bread slices evenly.

Heat Tawa and toast bread in low flame until golden brown.

Pack it for your breakfast and enjoy.10629843_765578956817050_3791741606184872690_n

 


Tofu or Paneer starter:

Tofu is rich in calcium and iron An excellent source of amino acids, iron, calcium and other micronutrients, tofu is a versatile ingredient with many health benefits.Tofu is an excellent food from a nutritional and health perspective. It is thought to provide the same sort of protection against cancer and heart disease as soya beans.

An introduction to tofu

Tofu, or bean curd, is a popular food derived from soya. It is made by curdling fresh soya milk, pressing it into a solid block and then cooling it – in much the same way that traditional dairy cheese is made by curdling and solidifying milk. The liquid (whey) is discarded, and the curds are pressed to form a cohesive bond.

Tofu fry with capsicum(Shimla Mirch) as starter:

Starter

Tofu or Paneer -200gms cut into cubes

Capsicum Red,Yellow and Green
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Salt-1/2 tsp

Pepper-1 /2 tsp

oil-1 tsp

Tooth pick 15 nos to arrange before serving

Procedure:

Heat pan in medium flame fry Capsicum and Paneer or Tofu  all separately .

Finally, add all together sprinkle salt and pepper.

Arrange accordingly such that different colours attract to eat.

Note:This can be grilled  by mixing all and arranged .


 

 Fast fry Capsicum(Shimla Mirch):

Capsicum with any vegetable tastes yummy and easy to cook because gets cooked fast than any, just cut and saute  with desired masala and salt……it matches with Roti or cooked rice

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Ingredients:

Capsicum-Red,Green,Yellow each one number cut into square pieces

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Cauliflower or green peas 1/2 cup

Tomato purée or Tomato chopped-1

Salt-1 tsp

Sambar masala powder-1 1/2 tsp

Onion 1/2 chopped

Method:

Heat pan with 2 tsp of oil season with Fennel seeds and curry leaves add onion fry until light brown.

Add cut vegetable saute in medium flame for 3 minutes,add tomato.

Add Salt and Sambar masala powder mix well cook until soft.

Serve with rice or Roti

Caution :It gets cooked fast and becomes too watery in the case of closed cooking and for a long time.


 

 

Cookies:

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cookies

I made this recipe it came out well you can also try this cookie.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
7 ounces dark chocolate-covered espresso beans (about 1 1/4 cups)

Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a bowl, stir flour, baking soda, salt and coffee. In a separate bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter and both sugars until light, about 3 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla; scrape down sides of bowl as necessary.
2. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and stir until just combined. Gently mix in espresso beans.
3. Spoon dough by tablespoonfuls onto 2 ungreased baking sheets, spacing about 1 inch apart.

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Bake until lightly browned, about 10 minutes, Let stand 2 minutes, then remove cookies to a wire rack.


 

Garlic Bread

Garlic bread
Garlic bread

The simple recipe this mixture you can prepare and store it before day will help you in a hurry.

Ingredients:

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
4 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
Green chilli -1
Sugar -1/4 tsp or Salt
1 loaf Italian bread
1/4 cup grated cheese( optional)

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350°F

1.Stir together the butter, oil, garlic and parsley in a small bowl.( I use to grind coarsely in mixer garlic,green chilli,cumin seeds finally parsley and butter,mix this mixture with olive oil).

2. Cut the bread into 1-inch-thick slices without cutting all the way through to the bottom, leave the slices attached to each other.

3.Spread the mixture evenly stuff sufficiently and bring to broil both the sides.

4. This can also be done by toasting in Tawa carefully,For this cut the bread into slices.


Bread Roll:

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Bread Roll
Bread Roll

The bread roll is easy recipe  versatile fillings can be made according to the taste of your children or you , Are your children brings back their  Tiffin box with leftovers? Don’t worry they will fill up their stomach with this wonderful  recipe in a minute .Crunchy and spicy bread roll can also serve as Appetizer with Orange juice.

Choose your fillings:

Filling-1 (serves 7-9  loaves of bread filling)

Potato filling
Potato filling

Potato or Paneer lovers choose this,

Ingredients:

Potato-2 big Paneer 1 cup

Peas-1/4 cup

Onion small chopped-1

Ginger 1/4 tsp grated

Salt-1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder-little

Chilli powder-1/2 tsp

Garam masala powder-1/4tsp

Sugar 1/4 tsp

Coriander leaves 2 tsp chopped

oil 1 tsp

Method:

Boil Potatoes peel the skin and mash it keep aside.

Heat pan add chopped onion fry till light brown now add grated Ginger.

Then add peas and saute well.

Add mashed potato (paneer),Salt,Garam masala powder,Turmeric powder and  saute in low fire until the raw smell disappears.

Allow it to cool and use for filling.

Filling-2 Mushroom Lovers go with this…

Ingredients

2 cups of Mushroom

Boiled potato 1 small

1  chopped Onion

1 tsp  Tomato pure

 1/2  tspSalt

 1/2  tsp pepper 

1/2  tsp- Chilli powder or masala powder

2 tsp Celery leaves

Method :

Heat pan with one tsp of oil sautes onion light brown.

Add Mushroom saute well add Salt  water oozes from mushroom no need to add water.

when it half cooked add chilli powder,mashed Potato and Tomato puree mix well  cook until excess water completely gets evaporated.

Add celery leaves and pepper set aside to cool,use it for filling Bread or Chappathi roll to pack your box.

 

Filling-3  Sweet Lovers enjoy cheer up with this…

Coconut Grated-1 cup or (grated apple )

Sugar-1 tbsp

Elaichi powder

Cashews broke 4 nos

Ghee 2 tsp or butter 3tsp

Method to prepare:

Heat pan with butter adds  Cashews fry golden brown then add coconut saute for a while (2 minutes)

Add sugar, when it melts sprinkle some  Elaichi (cardamom powder) Mix it in low flame.

let it Cool  use it for filling

Now how to fill this in bread to fry or bake?

Take water in a wide bowl

Remove sides of your bread love

Dip one side of the loaf in water( a second )squeeze out excess water by placing bread in between your palms.

Arrange it on a flat kitchen top.

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Fill your choice of fillings and seal it properly, use  few water  drops  or make wet your fingers and press it  to seal edges if necessary.

Shallow fry your Bread roll  in low flame is a must .

Serve with Coriander chutney or Tomato Chutney

 

 

 

 

 

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