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Cheesy Gujiyas Recipe | Easy & Delicious Indian Snack | Snack ON!

Hey Foodies,

Cheesy Gujias, or Pockets.. These are delightful!

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The thought, these cheesy gujias were to be a part of Fusion Diwali.. Then, a part of holi recipes.. But they are here now, after holi.. Cause you know right? You don’t a reason to make ’em!

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Crisp and Flaky Pastry, filled with cheese, nuts, veggies is lovely! Let’s get to the recipe..

Read the text recipe:

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Ingredients
  • Flour - 1 Cup
  • Oil - 1½ Tbsp
  • Water - to make dough
  • Salt - to taste
  • Corn - 4 tbsp
  • Peas - 3 tbsp
  • Raisins - 2 tbsp
  • Toasted Nuts - 2 tbsp
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Sugar - ½ tsp
  • Cheese - ¾ Cup
  • Oil - to fry
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, add 1 cup flour, ½ tsp sesame seeds, 1½ tbsp oil/ghee, salt as per taste. Get your hands in and incorporate the oil well with the flour.
  2. Add little water at a time, and make a firm yet pliable dough. Do not knead, just form into dough using sufficient water. Cover and keep aside for 15-20 minutes.
  3. For Stuffing: Mix - Cheese, Peas, Corn, Raisins, Toasted Nuts, ½ tsp sugar, a pinch salt. Keep aside.
  4. Divide the dough into 8 equal portions. Heat up oil for deep frying.
  5. Take a portion of the dough and start rolling, Roll it to about 3.5" - 4" diameter. Apply water in the rim and put in a good tablespoon and half of stuffing or more. Gather the edges from one side, and shape it to a half moon(something like a hand pie or calzone in looks). Crimp the edges by folding or using fork. Make all in similar way.
  6. Fry these in medium flame, until golden brown. Get them down to a kitchen tissue to absorb excess oil and serve hot! Enjoy!!
Notes
Recipe for Green Chutney: Take a bunch of coriander leaves, ½" ginger, 1 green chili, 1 tomato, salt to taste, ½ tsp cumin seeds and blend to a paste. Enjoy!

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Make them now, because you literally can’t stop, they are sooo delicious specially with the green chutney..

That’s all for today, Thanks! 🙂

 

 

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Cashew Paneer Fritters Recipe – Easy and Unique Indo Chinese Pakodas

Hey Foodies,

Recently, I ordered some Paneer Shanghai in a restaurant, It was good.. But It was more towards fritters as it was served that way..

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So, I tried it at home and voila! It was better at home. The flavorful rich marination to paneer, then fried.. The Paneer gets super duper moist and soft as it fries in hot oil and then served!

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Yes, We all enjoy Pakodas, this recipe is just a notch up so do try and let me know how it goes! 🙂

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Cashew Paneer Fritters Recipe - Easy and Unique Indo Chinese Pakodas
 
Ingredients
  • Paneer - 300g
  • Cashews - ⅓ cup
  • Sugar - 1 tsp
  • Corn Meal - 2 tbsp
  • Onion - 1
  • Garlic - 5-6
  • Ginger - 1" Piece
  • Gr Chili - 1
  • Curry Leaves - 4-5
  • Besan - ⅓ cup
  • Sesame Seeds - 2 tsp
  • Kashmiri Red Chili Powder - 2 tsp
  • Garam Masala - ½ tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - to deep fry
  • Coriander Chopped : a little bit (optional)
Instructions
  1. Start by adding : cashews, besan, corn meal, curry leaves, ginger, garlic, green chili, onions and a little water to a mixer and grind to a thick coarse paste.
  2. Transfer the mix to a bowl, and add in salt, red chili powder, sugar, garam masala, sesame seeds, chopped coriander(opt) and mix.
  3. If the mixture is thin, add some besan and make it thicker. Heat up oil for deep frying.
  4. Add a couple of pieces of paneer to the mixture, and make sure it is coated well. Drop each piece into Hot oil and fry until golden. Serve Hot!

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a cup of tea and a couple of these, a perfect evening! make it and enjoy! 🙂

That’s all for today, Thanks 🙂

 

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5 Drinks and Mocktails Recipe | Five Super Easy Indian Colorful Holi Recipes

Hey Foodies,

Festival of colors is all here, Wishing you a very Happy Holi! May god fill your life with all the colors!

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Okay, Let me not go into the history of the festival.. In this Festival of Colors, why only play with colors? Let’s make a few colorful drinks which are easy to make and will keep you cool and refreshing!

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Let’s start with the video recipe:

Now its time to go through each recipe in detail..

1. Kiwi Mojito

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Mojitos are great.. But I like mine fruity! So here’s kiwi mojito with lots of kiwi! Feel free to make two servings of Mojito using the amount of mix we are making!

Time : 2-3 minutes

Servings : 2

Ingredients:

  • Kiwi Fruit – 1 Chopped
  • Lemon Wedges : 2
  • Mint Leaves : a couple leaves
  • Sugar Syrup – as per strength
  • Sparkling Water / Club Soda – To top up the glasses
  • Ice Cubes – as required

Method

  • In a mortar and pestle or a cocktail muddler, add in the chopped kiwi, lemon wedges and mint leaves. Muddle it well.
  • Transfer to a glass, add sugar syrup(about a tablespoon and half or so), and top the glass up with ice cubes. Pour in the sparkling water and serve! Enjoy!

 

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2. Strawberry Sharbat

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Sharbats are a good part of our Indian appetite, we have so many of them! Add this one to the list, Strawberry Sharbat with Sabja Seeds! Sweet, Energetic, Refreshing and loaded with Real Strawberries!

Time : 20-25 Mins(Cook Time) + 2-3 Hours(Cooling / Idle Time) + 2 Mins(Serve Time)

Servings : 3

Ingredients:

  • Strawberries : 1/2 Cup [Chopped, I used Frozen]
  • Lemon Juice : 1 1/2 Tsp
  • Sugar : 1/2 Cup
  • Crushed Ice : as desired
  • Sabja Seeds : 1/2 tsp [soaked in 1/3 cup water for 1 hr]

Method:

  • In a pan, add in the chopped berries, along with 1 1/2 Cups of water, 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice, 1/2 cup sugar. Stirring regularly cook this till it is thick, syrupy and most of the berries are mashed. You can remove the white scum while it is cooking.
  • Test it by pouring a drop of two in a plate. Let it cool down, then kind of touch it with your index finger and stick your thumb to index finger and pull. Something like we test sugar syrup. It should have a small slight string forming.
  • Strain this and make sure to use a spatula and press down every bit and piece, only seeds should remain up. Also collect the mix from bottom of the strainer. Let the mixture cool down.
  • Take a glass, add a couple of tablespoons of the mixture, a little bit of crushed ice and then add water to fill the glass. Enjoy!

 

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3. Black Grape Soda / Angoori Soda

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Masala Soda is something we all enjoy, it is not only delicious but great for stomach as well.. Here’s a fruity punch to the soda.. My mom liked this one the most! 🙂

Time : 2-3 Minutes

Servings : 1

Ingredients: 

  • Black Grape Juice
  • Sugar Syrup
  • Black Salt
  • Roasted Cumin Powder
  • Lemon Juice
  • Frozen Grapes or Ice Cubes
  • Club Soda

Method:

  • Fill a glass 1/3 way with the black grape juice, add 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp Sugar Syrup(or as per strength), 1/4 tsp cumin powder, 1/4 tsp black salt. Mix well.
  • Add frozen green grapes or ice cubes, and top the glass with Soda. Enjoy!

 

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4. Orange Mocktail

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Orange Juice, with a little black salt, lemon juice, sugar and sparkling water. Simple, and refreshing.

Ingredients:

  • Orange Juice
  • Black Salt
  • Lemon Juice
  • Sugar Syrup
  • Crushed Ice
  • Sparkling Water

 

Method

  • Fill a glass 1/3 way with Orange Juice, add a pinch of black salt, few drops lemon juice, 1 tsp sugar syrup.
  • Add some crushed ice, top the glass with sparkling water and Enjoy!

 

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5. Mango Smoothie

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Mangoes, who doesn’t love them? Here’s a super easy mango smoothie with some ice cream 🙂

Time – 2-3 Minutes

Servings – 2

Ingredients:

  • Thick Yogurt – 1 Cup [Chilled]
  • Mango Puree – 1 Cup [Chilled, I used frozen puree, which i thawed]
  • Powdered Sugar – 2-3 Tbsp
  • Ice Cream – 1 Scoop
  • Saffron – a few

Method:

  • In a jug/blender add all the ingredients except saffron and whiz it up.
  • Serve in a glass, top with some saffron if you wish. Enjoy!

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So what are you waiting for, Make these recipes and Enjoy Holi through food as well! Happy Holi, Play Safe, Use Organic Colors(or maybe just make these colorful recipes and serve your guests and celebrate a No-Pollution Environment Friendly Holi) 🙂

That’s all for today! Thanks..

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