Don’t you feel lazy at times to cook a dish? What comes up to you? I basically look to make a simple, healthy and easy to make.. If that’s one pot, icing on the cake!
So the wonderful people behind Mooppi! have challenged me to make my favorite One Pot Dish.. My response was why not? There’s lot more one pot recipes than One Pot Pasta..
In an instant, I knew what I will make, it’s baked khichdi.. It’s simple to make, high on nutrition, and there are numerous ways you can gorge on it. Be it serving a scoop full with papad, chutney and achar or a wedge with schezwan sauce 😉
Let’s not delay any further, here’s the recipe in detail:
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It was a few months back, when I received an email from a Local News Channel willing to invite me to their cooking show.. Theme was fusion, and I came up with three recipes for them.. One of them was this Cheesy Chili Idli..
As Mothers Day is so close, I thought to cook with my mom this time.. You know it well, as my dear mumma loves Idlis, I had to come with something on the lines.. So, we together cooked the dish..
I must say, my mom is slightly camera shy, just like I was.. But as we shoot more with her, it’ll overcome 🙂 And yes, If you’re a Indian & looking for some delectable recipes in our National Language, wait is all over.. Coming up soon some delectable recipes 🙂
Back to the recipe, this is really great.. It’s kind of a dish, I can have anytime.. It’s spicy, chatpata & balanced as well.. At once, you get a taste of South India from the onion chutney & then there is the fusion thing. Let’s watch the recipe first 🙂
Start by greasing mini/button idli plates. Fill the trays ¼th of the way with the idli batter. Chop the cheese slices into small pieces and put them over the batter. Cover with more batter.
Tap a couple of times and steam the idlis in a idli steamer or a pressure cooker(without whistle) for 7-8 minutes. (2-3 mins in high, rest in medium flame)
After the idlis have been steamed, take them out and let them cool for 5 mins before scooping out from the plates.
In a pan, add 2 tbsp of oil and while you wait for it to get hot; crush ginger, garlic, chili in a mortar & pestle.
To the hot oil, add the mustard seeds. As they splutter add asafoetida, curry leaves, chana dal, urad dal. After the tempering is done, add the chopped onions & crushed ginger garlic chili mix. Stir & cook for a moment.
Add salt to taste, and cook till the onions start going golden. Then add in the bell peppers & the tomatoes. Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes.
As the peppers are cooked, add the chili flakes, tomato sauce, chili sauce, and some sugar to balance it. Stir well.
Then add in the onion chutney and some water if needed. Stir, and then add the idlis. Toss it, and Serve Hot!
You can enjoy the cheesy idlis as it is as well 😀
Soft Idlis, with cheese inside is scrummy on its own, with the sauces & veggies it just goes to the next level! Do try it, and let us know how you like it 🙂
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.
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.
For Stuffing: Mix - Cheese, Peas, Corn, Raisins, Toasted Nuts, ½ tsp sugar, a pinch salt. Keep aside.
Divide the dough into 8 equal portions. Heat up oil for deep frying.
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.
Fry these in medium flame, until golden brown. Get them down to a kitchen tissue to absorb excess oil and serve hot! Enjoy!!
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!
Make them now, because you literally can’t stop, they are sooo delicious specially with the green chutney..
It’s time to Snack ON something crispy crispy and delicious delicious!
Let’s make some Veg Bullets today, which is an amazing starter or an appetizer to have.. Main Ingredient being carrots, this is definitely a must try for you cause its different than the normal cutlets and croquettes ofcourse..
Start by heating up Hudson Canola Oil in a pan for deep frying.
In a mixing bowl, add the grated carrots, boiled and mashed potatoes, coriander, green chili, ginger garlic paste and mix well.
Now add in the nutmeg, cinnamon, red chili powder, plain flour and custard powder and incorporate it well.
Just before you're ready to shape and fry, add the salt in mix well and make long cylindrical type shapes of about 3 inches.
Coat it in custard powder well, then roll it between your hands to make sure its coated well, dip in water and roll in bread crumbs. Roll it in your hands to make sure the bread crumbs stick.
Once these are ready, deep fry till half way done in medium flame.
Take them out once halfway cooked, and let them cool. Increase the flame to high and let the oil get hot well, and then add the bullets to the hot oil. Fry until crunchy and serve! ENJOY!
You can also squeeze out the water from the carrots if you wish to, which might make this a lil bit dry, and skip the potatoes as well thats how it was where i had it.. I dont like to squeeze the nutritious juice of carrots. Make sure the potatoes are not over boiled and are refrigerated for quite a time after boiling. Best to boil in night and refrigerate till morning if you wish to pack this as a snack for your lil one in lunchbox.
Diwali is getting closer and closer, and we’re just with the last recipe on our #FusionDiwali Series..
We’re done with twisting the Laddos.. Today, Let’s make something that’s extravagant with Rasgullas.. The cottage cheese balls boiled in sugar syrup are a delicacy in themselves.. But, we’ve eaten a lot of it alone, today Let’s make Blueberry n Rasgulla Cheesecake with Hazelnuts! YAY!
Perfect for this season, so surprise your guests with this..
Blueberry n Rasgulla Cheesecake with Hazelnuts Recipe | #FusionDiwali
Biscuits - 120 Gms
Melted Butter - 75ml (More or less)
Cream Cheese - 200g
Powdered Sugar - ⅓ Cup
Whipping Cream - 300ml
Condensed Milk - 200ml
Agar Agar / China Grass - 10g
Blueberries - 3 Tbs or more (I used Dried, hence soaked overnight in ½ cup water)
Hazelnuts - 3 Tbs
Mini Rasgullas - 25-30 or more
Start by taking the biscuits and crush them until they resemble bread crumbs. Slowly pour in the melted butter and mix until it feels like wet sand.
Transfer the biscuit and butter mix to a 9" Spring Form Cake Tin and press down using a glass until its flat and smooth. Refrigerate.
Soak the agar agar in ⅓ cup of water for 15 minutes.
Whip the whipping cream until stiff peaks.
In a mixing bowl, add the cream cheese and powder sugar. Whip it well until creamy and smooth.
Take a pan and heat it up in low flame, add the soaked agar agar and cook it until it is well dissolved and no traces are seen.
Warm the condensed milk in a pan, Once the agar is dissolved, add the agar mix to the hot condensed milk. Stir well and cook for 2 mins. Let it cool down a little bit.
Once the condensed milk+agar mix is hot but not boiling, pour it over the cream cheese mix and whisk well. You can sieve the condensed milk mix into the cream cheese mix rather than just pouring, but its optional.
Add the berries and hazelnuts and mix well. You can also add a little bit of the soaked berry water for more flavor and color.
Now add the whipped cream and rasgullas. Fold it well, do not mix it vigorously.
Add the cheesecake mix to the cake tin and spread it well. Refrigerate overnight or for 10-12 hours and serve.
For Serving, Run a small knife over the edge of the cake tin to seperate the cake from the tin. And open the tin. Decorate as you wish and enjoy!
I decorated the cake with soaked berries, whipped cream, rasgullas, hazelnuts, blueberry syrup and a sprig of mint. For the blueberry syrup, i did a cheat by add 2 tsp of sugar to the blueberry water(the one we had soaked berries in) and reduced it by cooking till it was thick and used it after it cooled.
We’re in the festive mood and as the Diwali is just around the corner.. So here’s the second recipe on #FusionDiwali, Indian Sweets Fusionified..!
Well, we all make or buy the Nariyal Laddus/Chakki and end up having a lot of them left.. This time, just give them this touch and all will finish in a zzzoott!
This does make a great gift as well, if you wish to gift something homemade.. So, here’s how to make Coconut Macaroons(Stress on that double “o” for the kind we’re going to make) using our traditional nariyal laddus 🙂
Nariyal Laddus - As Many as you like [each laddu makes 2 macaroons]
Melted Chocolate - As Required
Preheat your oven to 160 C.
Start by taking a laddu, press it with your hand to make a oblong shape. Now divide into two horizontally and take one macaroon and tap its bottom against a flat surface to make a flat bottom.
Place the macaroons in a baking tray with butterpaper lined and then bake them for 15 mins at 160 C. Broil them further until golden.
Let them cool completely, after which make designs using melted chocolate on top of them, let it set and ENJOY THE FESTIVE SEASON! 🙂
Don't want to make it with laddus, or dont have the laddus on hand and want to make these? Just take 150ml of Condensed Milk along with 200gms of dessicated or shredded coconut, mix well then add 3 tbsp plain flour. Make portions and bake 🙂 Want to make some laddus for this, watch the video Nariyal Chakki/Laddo Video on our channel.
That sounds easy right? Its even easier than it sounds.. Din’t got with the steps? Watch the video:
These turn out to be tooo goood, so make sure to try and let me know how it goes.. Completely different from the normal laddus it is, and gluten free, egg free as well! So, do try this festive season! 🙂 Bye for today..
In a mixing bowl, add the potatoes, mash them. Add in everything else except the bread crumbs.
Mix well, add ¼ C to ½ C breadcrumbs depending upon the moisture level of the mix and mix well.
Make portions and shape into nuggets. Dip in corn flour mix and coat in bread crumbs. Re coat if you wish to.
Fry in medium high flame until golden and enjoy with avocado & kiwi salsa or ketchup! 🙂
I used a mix of Bread Crumbs and Crushed Cornflakes for that extra crunch kick. Avocado and Kiwi Salsa Recipe - In a salsa maker/chopper add roughly diced 1 large avocado, 1 kiwi, ½ onion, 1 tomato, 1 green chili, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 tsp sugar, Salt-n-pepper to taste, little bit of coriander. Blend until ready, enjoy.
No more what should i, get yourself making this and enjoy 😀
Pizza is tasty, Paneer tikka is delicious and Paneer Tikka Pizza is scrumptious!
When a fabulous smoky paneer tikka goes in a pizza what would happen? Magic! 😀 This just struck in my mind, so I thought to make one for you all as well!
Not only the tikka but the pizza is made in tandoor which enhances the feel and the pizza baked in gas tandoor is truly amazing, just rethink Fire Baked pizzas are Classically Italian are are the best! Let’s have a look at the simple recipe 🙂