Chicken Recipes Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Main Course - Veg Saturday, July 16, 2016
It is made using a special mix of spices called the Kolhapuri masala from which it also derives its name. I have listed down in detail the ingredients of this masala, each of them has to be dry roasted and then coarsely powdered together along with the fried onions. You can also make this masala in bulk and store in a glass jar and use as and when required.
It is a shahi style of cooking as it includes cashew nuts, desiccated coconut, sesame seeds and poppy seeds. My kid has enjoyed this gravy with roti, so I'm planning to include this as a menu in his lunch box as well.
You must be wondering, snacks box and lunch boxes gets so much mentioned in my posts these days. Well, my son is in grade 1 now (see pic below) and he has to carry tiffins to school everyday. I keep scratching my head on what to pack in his boxes as he is a picky eater and hence keep on trying new dishes and checking if it is to his liking. Anything which he enjoys and eats by himself, he gets in his tiffin :P :P :P
Veg Noodles is an easy to prepare dish with lots of vegetables thus making it a healthy go to meal. You can play around the ingredients by adding more veggies of your choice like carrots, beans etc. along with the ones I have mentioned in my recipe.
Since the vegetables are only stir fried, they remain crunchy. The point to remember in this recipe is that you should not over cook the noodles making it mushy, it should be just cooked, al dente.
Also see my recipe of fried maggi and baked cheese maggi
|Eid Lunch - Day 1|
The first Eid that I ever celebrated in India was at my in-laws place and that was six years back. Eid back home involves lots and lots of preparations specially the sweets and desserts as you will have friends and relatives visiting you throughout the three days of the festival. I still remember the amount of gulab jamuns that we had prepared that I felt dizzy seeing them. In my native, sheer khurma is not prepared, instead qimami sewaiyan is prepared in bulk and its really yummy. Apart from that chane ki daal ka halwa is very famous and must have for Eid. Also, shahi tukda/double ka meetha and rasmalai are not left out, some prepare suji ka halwa as well. We had guest throughout and the whole time we were just serving them and then doing the dishes. Eid was really hectic for me and I did not go out anywhere. For lunch the special menu was chicken qorma with naan and ghee rice.
Best Snack Recipe Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Aloo tikki is so varsatile that you can make it in bulk and freeze it in an airtight container. You can use it in a variety of Indian snack recipes like aloo tikki chaat, aloo tikki chole, aloo tikki dahi chaat or you can enjoy them plain with ketchup as well.
Today, I have made use of these crispy aloo tikkis in making burgers along with mayo, tomato and cheese slices. I have given them three coatings to make them extra crisp and deep fried in hot oil. You can shallow fry them too, but that wont result in it being crisp.
Next on the blog is an Eid-ul-Fitr special post, till then keep logged onto this page.
Aloo bread pakoda is basically bread slices stuffed with spicy potato filling and then coated with batter and deep fried in hot oil. You can adjust the spices of the potato filling as per your liking going from mild to very spicy.
It is best enjoyed for the evening tea time snack. You can also make it for your kids as snacks for sending it to their school or for their evening's choti choti bhuk as it is quite filling. If I have a piece or two it will be sufficient as my dinner as well :)