Showing posts with label Cheese. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cheese. Show all posts

Monday 22 February 2021

Cheesy Veggie Bombs

This is a very easy starter or snacks for the evening. I am sure children will love it too... vegetables like zucchini, brinjal, spinach, boiled raw banana are used with cottage cheese or grated cheddar cheese. To enhance the taste used mozzarella cheese cubes in the center of the veggie balls. Serve with tomato ketchup. 

1 medium size  Brinjal peeled and chopped into small cubes 
1 medium size Zucchini peeled and chopped into small cubes 
Few Spinach Leaves chopped 
1 medium size Onion chopped 
5 to 6 Garlic Cloves chopped 
Few Green Chillies chopped 
Few Coriander leaves chopped 
1/2 cup  Cottage Cheese mashed or grated Cheddar Cheese 
Mozzarella Cheese cut into small cubes
Salt to taste 
1 /2 to 1 tsp Pepper powder 
1/2 tsp Curry powder or Cumin powder  (Optional)
1 cup + 1 cup Bread crumbs 
1 tbsp Oil + Oil to Fry

Take a pan, add 1 tbsp oil, once the oil heats up, add onion and garlic, sauté till the onions are translucent. Add the brinjal, zucchini, spinach and green chillies. Sauté and cook until the vegetables are cooked and the moisture has dried up. Add the salt, pepper and curry powder, stir and cook all the ingredients together. Switch off the flame. Let the veggie mixture cool down. Add 1 cup of the bread crumbs, cottage cheese or cheddar cheese  and coriander leaves. Mix and bind all the ingredients together. The mixture should not be wet,  as it has to form into a ball. Incase it’s wet, add more bread crumbs. Apply oil on the palms. Take a big lemon size portion from the veggie mixture. Create a cavity and add 1 to 2 mozzarella cheese cubes  into the cavity.  Roll the portion back into a ball. The mozzarella cheese should be well covered. Roll the ball in the remaining bread crumbs. Heat the oil, repeat the process with the remaining veggie mixture. Once the oil heats up add the veggie bombs into the hot oil. Fry on medium heat until golden brown on all the sides. Serve the veggie bombs with tomato ketchup  and a hot cup of tea. 
#starters #snacks #vegetarian #cheese #delicious 

Sunday 23 October 2016

Mexican Crispy Tortilla Bowl.....

This recipe is excellent for any dinner party and can be served as a starter. The tortilla bowl is made out of whole wheat flour. The bowl is served with vegetables and kidney beans salsa. It is topped with cheese sauce and garnished with grated cheese. 

For making the Whole wheat Tortilla Bowl
1 1/2 cup Whole Wheat flour 
3 tbsp Oil
Salt to taste 

Add oil and salt to the flour. Mix it well. Add water to make a semi hard dough. Cover and let it rest for 15 minutes. Take a big mixing bowl. Grease the outer side of the bowl with oil and keep it upside down. Apply oil to the dough and roll out a big circle. Gently pick up the rolled dough and place it on the bowl properly. Cut the extra dough off. Place the bowl on the lower rack of the oven. Bake it at 180 degrees celcius for 15 minutes in a preheated oven. Remove the bowl from the oven. Switch on the gas. On medium flame, hold the bowl at one end with a napkin and cook the outer covering of the tortilla from all the sides. This will give a roasted effect. Reduce the temperature to 150 degrees celcius and bake it till it becomes crispy and brown for  approximately 15 minutes . Remove it from the oven.  
P.S. You can use the remaining dough to make another small bowl. 
For the easy quick Cheese Sauce
1 or 2 Cheddar Cheese cube grated 
1 1/4 cup  Milk 
1 tbsp All Purpose Flour 
2 tbsp Butter 
Salt to taste 
1/4 tsp Pepper powder 

Take a pan, add the butter. Let the butter melt. Add flour, stir and cook the flour until light pink in colour. Add milk and keep stirring it continuously. Add salt and pepper powder
 Stir it and cook the sauce till it thickens a bit. Keep it aside. 

For the Vegetable Salsa
1 cup boiled Kidney beans 
1/4 cup of each Vegetable chopped mentioned below......
Red, Yellow and Green Capsicum 
Red Cabbage 
Spring Onions 
2 Green chillies chopped 
Salt to taste 
1/4 tsp Pepper powder 
1 tbsp Chilli Mango sauce (Optional )
1 tsp Lime juice 
1 tbsp Olive oil 

Take a mixing bowl. Add all the above ingredients and mix it well. 

To Assemble 
Tortilla Bowl 
Vegetable Salsa 
Cheese  sauce 
Few Drizzle of Chilli Mango sauce ( Optional ) 
2 tbsp grated Cheddar cheese for garnishing 

Take the tortilla bowl. Add the vegetable salsa in the bowl. Drizzle few drops of the chill mango sauce. Pour the warm cheese sauce on top and garnish it with grated cheese. Serve it.

Wednesday 28 September 2016

Eggless Chocolate Chips Banoffee Cheese Cake....

My daughter requested me to make a cheese cake.  I asked her that which flavour does she want. She showed me some bananas hanging on the banana stand. After thinking for some time... I thought why not Banoffee Cheese Cake with Chocolate Chips... A combination of cake and cheese on top. I prefer making it eggless. So I came up with this recipe and experimented it in my kitchen. Try it out and experience the taste yourself..😊😊

For the Chocolate Chips Banoffee Cake base

2 ripe Bananas mashed 
1 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour 
1 tsp Baking powder 
1 tsp Soda bicarbonate 
3/4 cup Brown Sugar 
1/4 cup  Chocolate chips 
3/4 cup Butter 
1 tsp Vanilla Essence 
1 tbsp Coffee powder mixed in 1/4 cup Water 
1/4 cup Curd 
3/4  cup Milk 

Mix all purpose flour, baking powder and soda bicarbonate together in a bowl. Take another bowl. Beat the butter and the brown sugar together till it is fluffy. Add the essence and the curd. Beat it well. Add the coffee. Beat it again. Add half of the flour and half of the milk. Beat it. Add the rest of the milk and flour. Beat it. Add the banana  and chocolate chops, mix it. It has to be dropping consistency. Take a 8 inch spring form pan. Grease it. Pour the batter. Bake it at 180 degrees celcius for 30 minutes. To check, insert a tooth pick, it should come out clean. Take it out from the oven, cool the cake before making the cheese cake.
P.S. The batter will look curdle... but don't worry. 
If you don't want cheese cake, you can just follow the cake recipe and make just the cake. 

For the Eggless Chocolate Chips Banoffee Cheese Cake 
1 Chocolate Chips Banoffee Cake base
250 grams / 1 cup  Cream Cheese 
2 tbsp Curd
1/3 cup Thick Cream
1 tsp Lime juice 
1/2 tsp of Vanilla Essence 
1 tsp Vegetable Gelatine or Agar Agar powder 
 6 tbsp of Hot Water 
1/3 cup Sugar
3 tbsp Chocolate Chips 
1 tbsp Chocolate Chips for garnishing 
1 small bowl of Chocolate Ganache and a nozzle of your choice..
1/4 tsp Salt 

Beat all the above ingredients except cream, chocolate chips and veg gelatine in a mixing bowl. Add hot water to the gelatine powder and dissolve the gelatine. Add the cream and veg gelatine beat it again. Add 3 tbsp chocolate chips and mix it. Press the cake lightly with a flat surface. Pour the batter on the cake, sprinkle 1 tbsp chocolate chips on the top of cream cheese. Cover the mould with a foil paper. Keep it in the refrigerator for 6 to 8 hours. Unmold it and decorate it with chocolate ganache.
P. S. If you are in a hurry then keep it in the chiller for 3 hours and the unmould it. 

Tuesday 28 June 2016

Yogurt Cheesy Mint Sauce

Yogurt Cheesy Mint Sauce

It's cheesy, minty and tangy in taste can be used as dips... 
1 cup Yogurt beaten 
1/4 cup Cream 
1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese 
4 tbsp Milk
2 tbsp Mint chopped 
Salt to taste

Take a pot, heat the cream. Add salt and cheese. Stir and cook until it thickens up. Add the cheese and the mint in the yogurt and mix it. Add milk. Mix and keep it aside.

Saturday 18 June 2016

Potato Garlic Chessy Buttery Pull apart Buns ...

Potato Garlic Chessy Buttery Pull apart Buns ...

Bread making is so... so.. therapeutic. Plus home made breads are healthy too. When ever I am down.. bread making has boosted up my energy. I love using my hands for kneading. It is easy too. Once you have the techniques of making basic bread.. you can innovative your own breads...


4 cups Whole Wheat Flour
2 tbsp Dry Yeast
1 tbsp Sugar
1/4 cup of Lukewarm Water
1 cup Lukewarm Milk
1 tsp Garlic Seasoning
Salt to taste
1 Egg (Optional)
2 Potatoes peeled, grated and excess water squeezed out
1 cup Cheddar Cheese
2 tbsp Butter
1/2 cup Melted Butter
1/2 cup Mozzarella and Cheddar cheese mix
Egg wash or 
Butter and Milk wash

Take 1/4 cup lukewarm water, add sugar. Stir it, add yeast. Stir it and keep it aside to rise. Take a mixing bowl. Add flour, salt, garlic seasoning. Mix it. Make a well in the centre. Add yeast water, milk, egg, potatoes and cheese.  Mix it and start kneading the dough. Add extra water little at a time till it forms a soft dough. In the beginning it will be bit sticky.  Add a tbsp of butter and knead it. Take the remaining 1 tbsp of the butter little at a time and keep kneading for 10 minutes. Rub butter on the dough, cover and keep it to rise. Sprinkle little flour, punch and knead the dough.  Make lemon size equal balls. Grease a round baking tray. Dip the balls in the melted butter and arrange the balls in the baking tray. Cover and let it rise for 30 minutes. Apply egg wash on the dough.  Bake it at 180 degrees celcius for 15 minutes in a preheated oven. Take it out from the oven. Sprinkle mozzarella and cheddar cheese. Sprinkle some seasoning too. Bake it for another 10 minutes. Once done remove it from the oven. Cool a bit... Have it with any dips...