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Upma Pakoras / Semolina Fritters Recipe | Easy Evening Tea Starters, Snack ON!

Heyy!

How’ve you been? I have been down, but all is good now.. It’s been long, let’s start off with our Snack ON series 🙂

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simple & delish – try out this easy to make starter : Upma Pakoras or in other words Semolina Fritters. Crunchy from out, fluffy inside goes well with tomato ketchup, chutneys.. Perfect evening snack to munch on with a cup of tea! Without further ado, here comes the recipe:

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Easy to make, easy to finish up.. 🙂

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Sanna Pakoras Recipe – Crunchy Onion Fritters | Sindhi Snack Recipe

Heya foodies,

What better than a hot cup of coffee with some crunchy onion pakoras on a cool breezy evening. We love our pakoras for sure. spit1

But, wait, these ones are bit different, I tell you. These super crunchy little pakoras are a delight! This recipe had been shared to me by a dear neighbour, who happens to be Sindhi. These sanna pakoras are called sanna, cause I understand sanna means small. There is no much difference in the making of these from the old style pakoras, but the double frying & lotsa coriander does the trick!

So, without further ado, here comes the recipe:

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I love these, I hope you would too!!

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Thanks 🙂

Happy Cooking

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Paneer Biryani Recipe – Restaurant Style | Indian Main Course Recipes

Hey Foodies,

We all crave for food all the time, don’t we? This is one recipe which once you make it, you’re going to crave for it again & again..

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This Paneer Biryani is what I order everytime I’m in a restaurant, and this is what they usually give in a thali.. Super glad, I tried to make it at home, and bingo tastier results.. 😀

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Smooth, sweet flavor from birista, or fried onions & a sublte flavor from cloves.. Try it to believe it, you’re going to love it!! Let’s begin with the recipe 🙂

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That was a bit lengthy, but believe me it is easy! Make it, and let me know how it turns out for you’all 🙂

Thanks 🙂

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Navratri 2015 Spread 5 – Satvik Thali | Sweet Rice Recipe

Hey Foodies,

Today is not the 5th day of Navratri, but it’s the 5th & last spread for this year 🙂

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Menu:

  • Sweet Rice – (Focus Recipe – Recipe Below)
  • Rotis
  • Mix Veg Sabzi
  • Aloo Matar Sabzi
  • Veg Raita
  • Moofli Chaat / Peanut Salad
  • Nariyal Laddoo
  • Nimbu Pani

Sweet Rice is our recipe of the day.. Sweet isn’t it? So let’s see it –

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Cardamom Flavored Sweet & Nutty Sweet rice.. Perfect to relish anytime, make it & share your feedback with us. That’s all for today 🙂

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Navratri 2015 Spread 4 – Satvik Thali | Corn & Groundnut Sundal Recipe

Hey Foodies,

Today is the Day 4 of Navratri, and the second last spread I’ve built for you guys.. Let’s have a look at what all is on the menu today?

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  • Corn & Groundnut Sundal – (Focus Recipe – Recipe Below)
  • Aloo Sabzi
  • Paneer Bhurji
  • Besan Filled Parathas
  • Pepper Rice
  • Dahi
  • Gulab Jamun
  • Sugarcane Juice

Sounds delicious isn’t it? Corn & Groundnut Sundal is our recipe of the day, so let’s see it –

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Crunchy Groundnuts & Soft & Sweet Corn with the tadka! Perfect match, make it & share your feedback with us. That’s all for today, hope to see you tomorrow 🙂

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Navratri 2015 – Day 1 Satvik Thali | Mirch Makhani Sabzi Recipe

Hey Foodies,

Navratri, a festival filled with joy, happiness, positivity is all here! It’s the time when we fast for 9 days, pray to god, play garba-dandia.. Talking about the fast, people follow different rituals for it, Some eat food once a day, some eat only falhari food once a day, some eat food with no salt, some with only sendha/rock salt, some eat only fruits, some only drink water or milk, some eat only satvik food.. Many other rituals are there, all families follow different things but what brings them together is the God & the energy & positivity  God gives us while fasting!

My family follows to eat Satvik Food Once a day in the festival. So, today is the Day 1 of the Nine Day Festival, and here’s the Satvik thali I made for today 🙂

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Simply Delectable.

What’s on the Menu?

  • Mirch Makhani – (Focus Recipe – Recipe Below)
  • Simple Daily Dal
  • Dry Chole Aloo Sabzi
  • Lauki ka Raita
  • Rotis
  • Jeera Rice
  • Sabudana Wada
  • Coconut-Coriander Chutney
  • Chocolate Pistachio Barfi
  • Coconut Water

 

Mirch Makhani Recipe –

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Palak Paneer Recipe – Dhaba Style | Indian Main-Course

Hey Foodies,

What’s so great about winters? It’s Fresh Peas, Spinach, Sarson ka Saag, Strawberrys, and more.. So, recently on a trip, We were running out of time for the return so we hopped into a dhaba kind restaurant and quickly said Palak Paneer and naans.. My god, the hunger and how we(Me and Dad) finished the whole plate of Palak Paneer and Naans! And the taste was out-stannddiiinggg! And believe me, I had never liked palak paneer earlier..

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So, as the winters were here, I thought to make some at home, Umm.. It was good but not like, then kept trying other ways.. Sometimes loads of garlic, sometimes extremely acidic, sometimes with some thickener, sometimes.. And went on, Unless i thought to avoid the blanching and make the gravy in one go like make the masala and add spinach and puree.. And breezee, it was awesome, and better than the dhaba 😀 😀 😀

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Look, look at that! If you aren’t a fan of it, I would strongly suggest you to try this recipe.. So good, mouthwatering.. Wish there was a technology which would make food be able to taste from the screen.. 😀

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Palak Paneer Recipe - Dhaba Style | Indian Main-Course
 
Ingredients
  • Palak / Spinach – 3 Bunches (chopped)
  • Paneer – 225g
  • Cream – 2 Tb.
  • Onion – 1 (roughly chopped)
  • Tomato – 1 (roughly chopped)
  • Coriander – ¼ cup
  • Ginger – ½” (grated)
  • Nutmeg / Jaiphal – a pinch (grated)
  • Garlic – 5-6 Cloves (chopped)
  • Green Chili – 1 (chopped)
  • Bayleaf - 2
  • Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp
  • Yogurt – ¼ Cup
  • Oil – 1 Tbsp
  • Cumin Powder – ½ tsp
  • Coriander Powder – ½ tsp
  • Red Chili Powder – ½ tsp
  • Turmeric – ¼ tsp or less
  • Sugar – ¼ tsp or less
  • Salt – to taste
Instructions
  1. Start by heating up a pan, add a tablespoon of oil. To the hot oil, add the cumin seeds. Let them splutter, then add bayleaf, grated ginger, chopped garlic and green chili. Stir well.
  2. Once slightly cooked, add one roughly chopped onion and stir.. Add lil bit of salt and cook till it goes pink. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook till they are mushy.
  3. Switch off the flame and let the pan cool a little bit. Then add in the smooth yogurt and stir well for about a minute. Time for the spices – ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp coriander powder, ½ tsp cumin powder, ½ tsp red chili powder and then grate in some nutmeg.
  4. Start the flame in low, and stir well and cook until starts getting a simmer. If the mixture seems dry 2-3 more tbsp. yogurt can be added. Add the sugar and mix well, then comes in the chopped spinach.
  5. Keep stirring and cook till the volume reduces, and the spinach is slightly wilted. After the volume is reduced, cook for another minute. Switch off the flame, add the coriander mix and make a paste out of it.
  6. Heat up a pan, add the paste and get it to a simmer.. Add more salt if required, also add the 2 tbsp cream. Mix well.
  7. Grate about 25-30 grams of paneer straight in the pan, and chop rest.. Mix well, and Serve Hot! Enjoy 🙂
Notes
Notes:
Paste : Its upto you to make a thick, coarse paste with specks of spinach, and so on or make a silky smooth one.. I personally like the thick paste with specks which hand blender makes well 🙂
Tips on the Green Color : Adding something acidic helps, like curd or lemon.. Curd is in the recipe which gives a good taste and helps. Do not Cover the pan at all, always cook in open pan.
I prefer to just chop the spinach and use.. If you wish, you can blanch the spinach, then chop and then add.. But I prefer this way. If blanching is your thing, you can add a pinch of baking soda in the water.. it will make sure its greener!
½ tsp Slightly Broiled and Hand Crushed Dry Kasoori Methi/Fenugreek can be added in the end.
If you wish, you can fry the paneer. Or add about ½ tsp oil in a pan, add the paneer and kind of shallow fry them then add the paste..
If you want strands of onions in the end result, you can chop 1 more onion into Half Moons and then kind of open them.. Then take ½ tsp oil in a pan and then add the onions cook for a minute then add the puree.. The place I had palak paneer had such onion strands.. Bothways taste amusing!
Video Recipe –

 

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What are you waiting for, try this and enjoy the awesomeness! 🙂 😀

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Once you try this, and you’ll always make it this way and prefer making than ordering cause it gets ready so fast! 🙂 That’s all for today!
Thanks 🙂

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Homemade Cream Cheese Recipe | Perfect for Cheesecakes, Dips

Hiya,

I just had made an Ultimate Cheesecake which had Oreos, Bourbons, Hide&Seek’s, Chocochips, Cocoa..

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As the main ingredient is Cream Cheese for the Cheesecake, I thought, lets show my friends how to make it at home, as I also had made it at home!

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So,

let us have a look at the recipe.. I’ve adapted this recipe from My Dearest Sister Farrukh Di’s website http://www.cubesnjuliennes.com Make sure to check out her site, she makes and uploads food that makes you salivate!!

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Homemade Cream Cheese Recipe | Perfect for Cheesecakes, Dips
 
Ingredients
  • Fresh Paneer/Cottage Cheese : 400 Grams
  • Plain Yogurt : ¾ Cup [Appx]
Instructions
  1. Grate/crumble the paneer. Now add half of the yogurt and paneer to the blender jar and blend it.
  2. If required, add more yogurt to make a absolutely smooth paste.
  3. Transfer the paste to a Cheesecloth/Muslin cloth which is lined above a colander/strainer and the strainer is above a bowl.
  4. Refrigerate this setup(:P) for a minimum of 48hrs, dumping the water which is collected in the bowl every 12hrs or so..
  5. After 2-3 days, your Cream Cheese is ready. Use it as you prefer 🙂

This works perfectly for a cheesecakes, dips, frostings, or for anything!

Video Recipe:

Until Next time, Take Care.

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Paneer Bhurji Recipe – Indian Veg Sabzis

Hie,

There are times when suddenly milk curdles.. And we make paneer out of it.. Same happened with me, but when i was making condensed milk. Which meant it was heavily sweet. and hence much cant be done there!

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After thinking a lot, thought why not make Paneer bhurji, with loads of veggies and chili. The veggies would give the slight

crunch, chili ofcourse would give the heat, paneer’s creaminess will be there ofcourse. All in all, the dish would be perfect!

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And it was perfect with soft, soft phulkas.. Lets have a look at the recipe..

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Paneer Bhurji Recipe - Indian Veg Sabzis
Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • Paneer/Cottage Cheese - ⅓ Cup [Crumbled]
  • Onion - 2 Tbsp
  • Tomato - 2 Tbsp
  • Carrot - 2 Tbsp
  • French Beans - 2 Tbsp
  • Corn - 2 Tbsp
  • Capsicum - 2 Tbsp
  • Green Chili - 1 Tbsp
  • Ginger - ½ Tsp
  • Oil - 1 Tbsp [Calorie Conscious? Use 1 Tsp}
  • Cumin - ½ Tsp
  • Salt - To Taste
  • Sugar - ½ Tsp
  • Red Chili Powder - ½ Tsp
  • Coriander Powder - ½ Tsp
  • Cumin Powder - ½ Tsp
  • Turmeric - ¼ Tsp
  • Garam Masala - ¼ Tsp
Instructions
  1. Heat a pan with the oil, once hot, sprinkle the cumin seeds and let them sizzle. Add in the ginger and chili and saute for a few seconds.
  2. Now add in the onion and cook for a few seconds. Add in the beans and the carrot and saute them, once done add in the corn, tomato and capsicum and cook them for a few seconds.
  3. Add in the salt, chili powder, turmeric, coriander powder, cumin powder, sugar and mix well. Now add in the paneer and garam masala and mix well. Serve hot!

 

Can it get any easier than this to make such a wondrous dish in such a short time using paneer/chenna? Want to know how to make some crumbled paneer/chenna? Click here!

Watch me making this mind- blogging blowing paneer bhurji:

What are you waiting for? Make and enjoy!!

Until Next time, Take Care.

Thanks, Have a great time!

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So Cheesy Veg Pizza – Stuffed Crust, Sandwiched Base, 3 Cheese, In flat 25 Mins

Hiya Foodies!

Pizza, everyone adores it!

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Few days back, a pizza store in India launched “So Cheesy Pizza”. I tried my hands on it, and it was awesomely awesome!

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This Pizza has a stuffed crust, sandwiched base and loaded top!

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Cheese, Cheese and Cheese. It can never go wrong! So lets make one now!

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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • For Base: Maida/Plain Flour – 1 Cup
  • Yogurt – As required to make dough
  • Salt – To Taste
  • Baking Soda – ½ Tsp
  • Baking Powder – ½ Tsp
  • Mixed Herbs – 1 Tsp [Optional]
  • Oil - 1 Tbsp
  • For Instant Sauce: Ketchup – 2 Tbsp
  • Salt – ¼ Tsp
  • Garlic Paste – ⅛ Tsp
  • Mix Herbs – 1 Tsp
  • For Topping: Onions – As required
  • Capsicum – As required
  • Olives: Few
  • Mozzarella Cheese – As required
  • Pizza Sauce – As required
  • Salt, Pepper – To Taste
  • Mix Herbs – As desired
  • Oil – 2-3 Tbsp
  • Other: Processed Cheese: ¼ Cup
  • Cream Cheese/Cheese Spread: 2-3 Tbsp
Instructions
  1. For Base: Preheat your oven to 250 C.
  2. Add the ingredients in a bowl/kneading plate and make a soft dough. Sprinkle some flour and divide into 2.
  3. In a floured surface, roll both the portions and transfer one of it to a baking pan/pizza pan or a tawa. Now spread loads of cream cheese in it. Place the second layer above it and stick them well.
  4. Cut strips of processed cheese and lay them in the edge of the pizza base sandwich. Now gather the edges and press down to stick them. Press down with fork.
  5. Prick holes using fork. And transfer the base into the preheated oven and cook for 4 mins.
  6. For Sauce. Mix everything and keep aside.
  7. For Finishing Pizza: Brush down the pizza with oil. Now spread the sauce, then mozzarella cheese, onions, capsicum, olives. Smear a few drops of oil.
  8. Transfer the pizza in the preheated oven and toast for 4 mins.
  9. Sprinkle over your favorite herbs and dig straight in!

Isn’t that easy and fast? Watch me making one:

 

 

What are you waiting for? Make and enjoy!!

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