Monday, October 25, 2010

Stuffed Pizza Pakoda


1 pizza base cut into 4 ( day old ,should be little hard as it will be easier to slit )

oil for deep frying

For the Batter

1 cup gramflour

1/2 tsp coriander powder

1 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves

1 tsp finely chopped green chillies

Salt to taste

a pinch of soda

1 tsp very hot oil

For the stuffing

1 pototo boiled and rougly mashed

1/2 cup shredded cabbage

1 onion finely chopped

1 green chilli finely chopped

1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder

salt to taste

2 tsp oil


For the Stuffing
  • Mix cabbage,onion and potato in a bowl and keep aside
  • Heat oil in a pan, add the green chillies and fry for a min and then add the cabbage mix and fry well till it is half done
  • Add salt and chilli powder and continue to fry till it is soft and fully done and then keep aside to cool
For the Batter
  • Mix gramflour,green chilli,coriander leaves, coriander powder and salt and enough water to make a thick batter and then keep aside
For the Pizza Pakoda
  • Cut the pizza base into 4, take each pizza base and slit it till the end and keep aside
  • Fill each piece of base with the filling and then keep aside
  • Put a pinch of soda and very hot oil in the batter just before frying and keep aside
  • Heat oil for frying and then dip each pizza base in the batter and coat it well on all the sides and deep fry it on a medium flame till golden brown and crisp and then serve hot with tomato ketchup
(If you dont want to deep fry, then you can shallow fry it too with or without the batter)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Chinese Peppery Potatoes


2 potatoes cut into crickle cut wedges or any shape you prefer

2 tsp garlic chopped

1 tsp grated ginger

2 tbsp chopped spring onion white

2 tsp oil

2 tbsp finely chopped spring onion greens for garnishing

For the Sauce

2 tsp dark soya sauce

1 tbsp schezwan sauce

1 tsp tomato ketchup

1 tsp freshly crushed black pepper

2 tbsp cornflour

1 tsp veg stock powder

1 tsp vinegar

2 cups water

salt to taste

  • Mix together everything which is mentioned under " Sauce" and keep aside
  • Parboil the potato wedges and then dust with little cornflour and shallow fry it till golden brown and then keep it aside
  • Heat oil in a pan, add ginger, garlic, spring onion whites and fry till golden brown and then add the sauce mix in it and bring it to a boil
  • Add the potato wedges and spring onion greens , mix well and then serve hot

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Malai Mushrooms With Peas


200 gms mushrooms cut into quarter

1 cup boiled green peas

1 onion sliced

3 green chilli roughly chopped

4 cloves of garlic

1 " ginger

1 tsp cumin seeds

8-10 curry leaves

1 tomato finely chopped

1 tsp maida

1 cup milk

1/2 tsp garam masala

2 tsp Malai(home made cream)

salt to taste

2 tbsp oil

  • Mix milk,plain flour & garam masala and keep aside
  • Boil  onion, green chilli, garlic, ginger for 5 min, discard the water and when its completely cool, grind it with very little water to a fine paste and then keep aside
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil, add cumin seeds and fry till it crackles and then add the curry leaves and fry for a sec
  • Add mushrooms and fry on a high flame till it turns brown on the edges and then add green peas and fry for a minute and then keep aside
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in another pan,add tomato and fry well till its half mashed and then add the onion paste,salt and fry well till it gets well blended with the tomatoes 
  • Add the Milk-Maida mix and bring it to a boil and then add the mushroom & peas and mix well
  • Lastly add 1 tsp Malai and mix well and then serve hot with roti

Monday, October 11, 2010

Tawa Paneer Roundels


5-6 Bread Slices

For the Tawa Paneer

1 cup small cubes of paneer

2 tbsp chopped spring onion whites

1 tsp pav bhaji masala

1 tbsp Tomato Ketchup

2 tsp spring onion greens

salt to taste

2 tsp oil

For the Chilli Mayo Spread

3 tbsp Mayonnaise

2  Red chilli

2 tsp spring onion greens

salt and crushed pepper to taste


For the Tawa Paneer
  • Heat oil in a tawa(flat pan) add spring onion(just the onion) , pav bhaji masala, tomato ketchup, fry well then add paneer cubes and fry till the masala coates the paneer.
  • Lastly add salt and spring onion greens and toss it well and then keep aside
For the Chilli Mayo Spread
  • Grind Mayo with chilli (just one round in a grinder) and then add spring onion greens,salt,pepper to taste and keep it aside
For the Roudels
  • Cut the bread slices with the big round cookie cutter and keep aside
  • Apply Chilli mayo spread on both the slice, on one slice add 4-5 paneer cubes and close it with another and then serve with ketchup

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Malai Walnut Cake

I got  this recipe from nita mehta's cook book and i wanted to try it because it was little different as it had no butter and it was made from home made cream, wanted to know how it turns out and when i did it, it was  really very yum...


1/2 cup Malai(home made cream)

1 cup powdered sugar

1 cup plain flour

1/4 tsp baking powder

2 pinches of baking soda

2-3 drops of lemon yellow colour

1 tsp vanilla essence

1/2 cup cold milk

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

For the Icing

4 tbsp softened butter

1/2 cup sugar

4 tbsp cocoa 

2-3 tbsp milk if required

Other ingredients

1/2 cup chocolate vermicelli

1/2 cup colourful sprinklers

  • Sieve Maida, baking powder, soda twice and then keep aside
  • In a Mixing bowl, add malai, sugar and beat it lightly with your hands till it gets well blended
  • Add Half Maida mix,half milk and beat well with the electric beater and then again add the rest of the maida mix and milk and beat it well
  • Add vanilla essense, lemon yellow colour and 1/4 cup walnuts and mix well
  • Pour the cake batter in a greasing baking dish,put the rest of the walnuts on top of it evenly and bake in a preheated oven at 180 C for 30 min or till done
  • Allow it to cool completely on wire rack before icing
For the Icing
  • Beat the sugar & the butter well till smooth and creamy
  • Add cocoa powder and mix well, if its too thick add milk and beat it well for 2-3 minutes till the desired consistency
For the cake
  • Spread the icing on the cake evenly on all the sides,then sprinkle chocolate vermicilli and colourful sprinklers on it and leave it aside for 1-2 hours and then slice and serve when required 

Monday, October 4, 2010

Crusty Pizza Muffins

Everytime i think of doing something special and quick , I think I must try something new and innovative:).....I came up with this amazing snack which was a instant hit in our house especially with my kid :)....he just loved the look of it and taste too :)


7-8 Slices of white bread

4-5 Mushrooms sliced

1/4 cup capsicum chopped

1/4 cup onion chopped

Few Jalopenoes chopped

1 cup grated mozzarella cheese

Butter for greasing

For the Sauce

2 Tomato chopped

2 tbsp tomato sauce

1 onion chopped

1 tsp garlic paste

1/2 tsp red chilli powder

salt to taste 

2 tsp oil
For the sauce
  • Heat oil in a pan, add garlic paste and fry for a minute
  • Add red chilli powder,onion and fry till transparent
  • Then add tomatoes and tomato sauce and fry well till tomatoes gets mashed properly
  • Add 3/4th cup water and let it cook till semi thick consistency and then add salt, keep this aside
For the pizza muffins
  • Take each slice of bread and  Press and roll it with the help of a rolling pin and arrange in a Greased muffin tray and bake for 10 mins in pre heated oven 180'c  till crisp.
  • Put 1-2 tsp of sauce in each and top it up with
  • capsicum,onion,mushrooms,jalapeno & lastly with cheese 
  • Brush butter or oil at the edges of the bread and bake it in a preheated oven at 180 C for 10 mins till crisp and cheese melts and then serve hot