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Baked Khichdi Recipe / Rice Casserole | One Pot Recipe Challenge

Hey Foodies,

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!

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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..

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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 πŸ˜‰

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Let’s not delay any further, here’s the recipe in detail:

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I did my part, Now it’s your turn & you can win a $250 Amazon Gift Card if you can impress many peeps and get their winks for your dish. The person with the most winks, and the higher level will win the challenge on 25th February 2016.

The challenge to you – Make your favorite One Pot Dish and post it on the Mooppi App in the challenge – . You may post an image, or an video or if you like to you want to a writeup. Get the Mooppi App now and game on – http://bit.ly/getmooppi

Learn More about Mooppi! –Β http://bit.ly/knowmooppi

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That’s all peeps, catch you soon πŸ™‚

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Tawa Idli Recipe – Cooking For Mom / Mothers Day Surprise #7DaysForMom

Hey Foodies,

I and my sissy planned a surprise for our mom, have you watched it? If not watch now:

She’s the best ofcourse! We finally finalized to cook up some idlis(tawa idli/butter fried idlis) and Nutty Frappe. My momma loves idlis, and can have anytime!

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Well, it was challenging to make idli, cause of soaking, then fermenting and stuff.. But finally, We did it! πŸ™‚ Let’s have a look at the recipe πŸ™‚

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Tawa Idli Recipe - Cooking For Mom / Mothers Day Surprise #7DaysForMom
 
Ingredients
  • For Idlis: Normal Rice: 1 Cup
  • Split Black Lentil: ½ Cup
  • Salt - To Taste
  • Oil - 1 Tbsp
  • Fruit Salt - One Sachet
  • For The Tawa Tadka: Idlis - 9
  • Butter - 4-5 Tbsp
  • Onions - As Desired
  • Karam Podi - 4 Tbsp
  • Coriander - 1 Tbsp
  • Salt - A pinch
Instructions
  1. For Idlis: Wash twice and Soak the rice and dal for 8 hours.
  2. Grind it to a semi smooth past using as less water(if possible the same one in which you soaked it in) as possible.
  3. Add the salt and mix well and let it ferment for 5-6 hours.
  4. Heat a couple of cups of water in your idli cooker/idli pot/cooker.
  5. Grease the idli trays with oil and add the fruit salt/eno to the batter. Mix well and add that to the trays.
  6. Place the trays inside the cooker(if using pressure cooker, dont place the whistle) and steam for 7-8 mins in med-high flame and another 7-8 mins in med-low flame.
  7. Let them stand for 5 mins. Take a knife or a spoon and take the idlis out. Keep aside.
  8. For the tawa tadka, heat a pan/tawa.
  9. Add the butter, karampodi, onions, salt, coriander and stir well. {All as you prefer}
  10. Once mixed well and bubbly, place the idlis. Let them be as they are for 2 mins, then flip, then another 2 mins. Serve hot with coconut chutney.
Notes
I’ve been experimenting with Karam Podi variations. Here’s the latest one I had made. However, I’ll update the recipe if i get even deliciouser podi! But this is amazing as well!
1Β½ tbsp Coriander
2 tbsp Chana Dal
1Β½ tbsp urad dal
10 Dry Red chili
1 Tsp Ghee
5 Garlic Cloves
3-4 walnut sized Tamarind Balls
1/2 tbsp Cumin Seeds
10 Curry Leaves
1/4 Tsp Hing
1/2 tsp Methi
1/2 Tsp Mustard

In a pan, add the ghee and add all the other ingredients and slow roast it until its well roasted. Let it cool completely then grind to a coarse powder. Use!

Watch the video recipe n the surprise πŸ™‚

It could have been a lot better, first time na.. No worries, We’ll get used to it πŸ™‚ No matter what, The idlis rocked and mom loved it πŸ™‚

That’s it for today!

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Mint Chocolate Ice Cream – Beat the Heat | Without Ice Cream Maker | Eggless – Foolproof Recipe

Hi Foodies and Friends,

Ice Creams tastes so good in a hot day?

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But, when Mint Chocolate comes in, Whole body is refreshed! Mint refreshens, relaxes, cools the body and chocolate makes the ice cream even delicious.. Let’s talk less and Beat the heat!

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Mint Chocolate Ice Cream - Beat the Heat | Without Ice Cream Maker Eggless - Foolproof Recipe
 
Ingredients
  • Whipping Cream - 1 Cup
  • Milk - ½ Cup
  • Choco Chips - ¼ Cup
  • Powdered Sugar - ¼ Cup
  • Mint Leaves: ¼ Cup
  • Condensed Milk - ½ Cup
Instructions
  1. Add the milk and mint leaves in a blender and give it a whiz. You don't want a paste but we want the mint to be crushed.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the whipping cream now whip it until peaks form using a beater or a whisk.
  3. Once its whipped add the sugar and mix well. Now add the condensed milk, milk+mint leaves mix and choco chips.. Mix well and pop it in the freezer for 6-7 hours.

  4. Scoop and Beat the Heatttt!

This is so refreshing to taste and easy to make isn’t it? Here’s a spoon for you πŸ˜‰

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Video Recipe

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Butterscotch Ice Cream – Low Fat Ice Cream / Made using Low fat cream | Without Ice Cream Maker

Hey Guys,

Butterscotch Ice Cream, Yummm!!!

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This week, I bring two low fat ice creams for you all.. Hey thats not all for beating the heat,

There’s a surprise coming up for you.. Now lets come back to butterscotch ice cream.. Its relished by everyone isn’t it? So why not lets make it with simple ingredients.. Oh yes, Making a normal icecream contains heavy cream, condensed milk, milk powder, ice cream maker.. Today, lets make some icecream thats as creamy as store-bought ones but, Made with low-fat 25% cream and thats it! Simple ingredients, Stupendous texture, Delightful taste!

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Butterscotch Ice Cream - Low Fat Ice Cream / Made using Low fat cream | Without Ice Cream Maker
 
Ingredients
  • For Praline: Sugar - 4 Tbsp
  • Cashewnuts - 2 Tbsp [Chopped]
  • Butter: 1 Tbsp
  • Low Fat Cream: 1½ Cup
  • Sugar: ⅓ Cup {Or to taste}
  • Milk: ½ Cup
  • Praline: As Desired
  • Butterscotch Essence: 1½ Tsp
Instructions
  1. Place a bowl, and electric beaters in freezer for 30 mins.
  2. In a pan, add in the sugar and caramelize it in low flame stirring often. Once it caramelizes add in the butter and cashews.
  3. Stir well and transfer the mix to greased plate and let it cool. Once its cooled, take it out from plate by pressing plate from bottom and then crush the praline disc to small chunks/powder like consistency.
  4. Take a bowl and add ice cubes to it, followed by some water. Place the frozen bowl over it. Add the cream and beat it to stiff peaks. Watch my video for detailed recipe for whipping low fat cream: www.cookingshooking.in/whipamulcream
  5. Once its double in volume add in sugar and beat it to form peaks. Once its whipped add in milk, praline, butterscotch essence and mix well. If desired add some lemon color and mix well.
  6. Once well mixed cover and freeze the mix for a couple of hours.. Once frozen serve as desired πŸ™‚

Here’s a spoon for you πŸ™‚ πŸ˜›

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Cannot get any simpler! But video makes it even simpler! πŸ™‚

Totally luscious! Wait, some more coming up soon πŸ™‚

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Mirchi Sambharo / Condiments for Fried Food

Hey Foodies,

This Sambharo or Achar or Condiment is given with all kinds of Fried food.. Whether its Fafda, Kachori, Samosa, anything! I’ve seen this being given even with Vada Pav!

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With subtle changes, This just tastes awesome with anything! Now, like for a spicy fried food, cut the spice in this with lemon.. And so on.. So, why not lets make some now!

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Mirchi Sambharo / Condiments for Fried Food
Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • Gr Chili - 15-20 {Chopped}
  • Salt - To Taste
  • Mustard - 1 Tsp
  • Sugar - ½ Tsp
  • Turmeric - ¼ Tsp
  • Lemon Juice - 1 Tsp
  • Oil - 1 Tbsp
  • Mustard Powder/Chili Achar Masala - 1 Tsp {Opt.}
Instructions
  1. Blanch the chilies by adding the chilies to boiling water for a few seconds and then strain it. [Optional Step]
  2. In a pan, add in the oil. Once hot add in the mustard seeds. As they crackle, add in the chilies, salt, turmeric, sugar and lemon juice..
  3. Cook in med flame until the moisture evaporates...
  4. As the moisture evaporates, add some mustard powder if you wish. Stir well and serve!

Spend 2 mins to make this and enjoy your favorite fried food in next level! The perfect balance of sweet, sour, spice and that extra kick of mustard does wonders!

Video Recipe:

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Cabbage Sambharo Recipe | Fafda Condiments | Gujarati Cuisine

Hie! Now, I bring delectable food every Wednesday and Saturday, Just for you!

Gujarati Food is everywhere, and we love it too, isn’t it? We adore fafdas and papaya sambharo.. I use to always think what was that yellow thing served with fafdas, its so delicious.. Finally came to know it is Raw Papaya Salad or Sambharo.. Then, my experiments and got the perfect result.. But raw papaya’s aren’t available all the time right? So, cabbage is the substitute.. Oh yes, Fafda is a fried snack made with besan or chickpea flour..

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Cabbage. Yes, not everyone likes it.. But this preparation is sweet, sour, spicy, crunchy.. Its going to be adored for sure! I can eat this as it is, but this goes to next level when had with fafdas.. So, lets make..

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Cabbage Sambharo - Gujju Food Condiments
 
Ingredients
  • Cabbage - 2 Cups {Chopped]
  • Carrot - ½ Cup {Grated]
  • Curry Leaves - 5-6
  • Gr Chili - 2-3 {Chopped]
  • Turmeric - ½ Tsp
  • Mustard - 1 Tsp
  • Sugar - 1 Tsp
  • Salt - To Taste
  • Lemon Juice - 1 Tbsp {Appx.}
  • Oil - 1½ Tbsp
Instructions
  1. Heat up the oil, temper the mustard. Once crackles, add in the chili and curry leaves.
  2. Lower the flame to the lowest or switch off the flame. Proceed by adding the turmeric, cabbage, salt, sugar, lemon juice. Basically everything.
  3. Stir around nicely and serve!
Notes
Do not cook this, If it cooks even a little bit. the cabbage will leave the moisture and will turn soggy/soft. We want the crunchiness from it.. I prefer to switch off the flame right after i add the cabbage..

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I can eat all that in a couple of seconds.. Its phenomenal! Be sure to try it

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Such a simple recipe it is isn’t it? Why not have a look at the video recipe, it gets even simpler!

Do try and let me know how it goes.. πŸ™‚

That’s it for today, Hope to hear from you soon πŸ™‚

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Veg Fondant Recipe | Cake Decorating Basics

Hey Foodies,

I’m sorry for delaying this.. But its finally here!

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Fondant, Is like a play dough.. But its edible! Fondant is used and can be used for making anything! Its like a blank canvas with all the colors beside, waiting for you to start.. Let us have a look at the recipe for it!

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Ingredients
  • Powdered Sugar - 3-4 Cups
  • Cream - ¼ Cup
  • Glycerin - 1 Tbsp
  • Liquid Glucose - ¼ Cup
  • Butter - 2 Tbsp
  • Agar/China Grass - 1½ Tbsp
  • Salt - ¼ Tsp [Omit if using salted butter]
  • Corn Flour - For Dusting
  • Food Colors - Powder or Gel Paste
Instructions
  1. Soak the agar in the cream for 10 mins.. Drop that to a pan and cook that in low flame until everything is well mixed and no traces of agar are seen.
  2. Transfer it to a bowl, making sure every-bit is out. Add in the butter and mix well.
  3. Now comes liquid glucose, salt, glycerin. Beat it really well using a beater/whisk.
  4. Add about 1½ cups of sugar and mix that really well with hands, after its mixed well. Add another 1½ cup and mix well.
  5. Transfer the fondant to the working surface. Now add more sugar if you feel its not stiff enough, and knead for 4-5 mins. I added another ½ cup sugar. Actually depends upon the weather.
  6. Cover with cling wrap/plastic wrap and refrigerate for a minimum of 12 hrs. After that, keep for a hour or two in counter top so that it comes to room temp.
  7. Start kneading the fondant in a corn flour/powdered sugar dusted surface. Knead for a couple of mins. Fondant is ready to be used..
  8. To color the fondant, take gel colors or powder colors(Yes, it works. The same colors which we get in every grocery shop) and incoporate that really well. Add more sugar/corn flour if it gets sticky and if the color is not vibrant, add more color!

Now, unleash your creations! Do share your creations with me at yaman@cookingshooking.in πŸ™‚

Doesn’t get any simpler after watching the video:

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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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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 πŸ™‚

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

Video Recipe:

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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!

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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!!

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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 – ΒΌ Tsp
  • Garlic Paste – β…› 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:

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