Showing posts with label Snack Veg. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Snack Veg. Show all posts

Wednesday, 11 August 2021

Taler Bora / Sugar Palm Fritters

 


Taler Boras are very popular in Bengal during this month, specially during Janmashtami as it’s supposed to be favourite of Shree Krishna. Ripe sugar plum pulp is extracted and made into various types of traditional sweets like Taler bora, Taler luchi or pitha. The golden pulp of the sugar palm, wheat flour, all purpose flour, semolina or rice flour, sugar, salt and grated coconut is used to make the batter, which is then dip fried to make fritters.  Some people add mashed bananas into the batter. This can be enjoyed as snacks, but it’s so delicious  that you can’t stop eating until it’s over. 


Ingredients 

1 Sugar Palm

1/2 cup Wheat Flour 

1/2 cup Rice Flour 

1/4 cup Grated Coconut 

1/4 cup Sugar

1/4 tsp Salt 

Oil for frying 


Method 

Take a bowl, add wheat flour, rice flour, salt and sugar. Add the sugar palm as required to make a thick batter, whisk until the sugar dissolves. Add the coconut, stir and mix the batter well. Rest the batter for 10 minutes. Heat the oil in a wok, drop small portions of the batter into the oil. Fry the fritters until golden brown in colour. Remove the fritters on a paper towel. Enjoy. 

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Mango Whole Wheat Cookies

 

Here are cookies made with Mango Pulp. I have used Alphonso mango. A tbsp of Oats can be added while roasting the flour. It’s delicious, can’t stop at one..


For Mango Paste 

Ingredients 

1/2 cup Mango Pulp made fresh 

Method 

Add the mango pulp into a pan, cook on a medium low heat until the liquid from the pulp has reduced to 3 tbsp spoon 


For the Mango Cookies 

Ingredients 

1 cup Wheat Flour 

1 tsp Almond Flakes  - Optional 

1/4 tsp Salt 

1/4 tsp Baking Powder 

Pinch of Cardamom Powder - Optional 

1/2 cup Sugar 

1/2 cup  Ghee 

3 tbsp Mango Paste 


Method 

Take the whole wheat flour in a pan, dry roast the flour on a low until an aroma releases, but the flour shouldn’t change colour. Switch off the flame, let the flour cool down, add cardamom powder, salt and baking powder, mix the flour. In another bowl add ghee, sugar and mango paste. Whisk all the ingredients together until the sugar dissolves. Add in the flour. Mix and knead it into a soft dough. Take a baking tray, take small lime size portion of the dough and roll the dough into small ball. Pre heat the oven at 180 degrees celsius .Place the dough ball on the baking tray and gently press the center of the dough ball to create a small cavity. Keep a gap between the 2 cookies. Repeat the process until all the dough is over. Place an almond flake in the center cavity and press the flakes gently. Bake the cookies at 170 degrees celsius for 15 minutes, depending upon the oven temperature. Remove the cookies from the oven. The cookies will look soft, but once it cools down it will crunchy from top. Let the cookies remain on the hot tray until the tray cools down completely. Once the cookies have cooled down then keep them in an air tight container and enjoy.

Sunday, 6 June 2021

Ripe Jackfruit Cake

 

Rustic jackfruit cake made with leftover ripe jackfruit. It’s healthy and delicious. 

Ingredients 

1 cup Wheat flour 

1 cup Fine Semolina 

1 cup Powder Jaggery 

1 tsp Baking Powder 

1 tsp Baking Soda

1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder 

1/4 tsp Salt

2 tbsp Almond Flakes 

1/2 cup Ripe soft Jackfruit 

1/2 cup Ripe firm Jackfruit chopped 

1/4 cup Oil

1/4 cup Curd 

1 cup Coconut Milk 


Method 

Take wheat flour, semolina, jaggery powder, cardamom powder, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Take a sieve mesh and sieve all the ingredients together. Take a bowl, pour oil, curd and coconut milk and whisk it together.  Pour the liquid into the dry ingredients, and whisk all the ingredients together into a thick dropping consistency. Add the almond flakes and both the types of jackfruits. Mix the ingredients together. Take a grease baking mould. Pour in the batter up to 3/4 the size of the mould. Bake the cake at 180 or 200 degrees temperature depending upon the oven temperature for 55 to 60 minutes. Insert a toothpick and check. Once done remove the cake and cool it. Unmould the cake and let it cool completely before cutting.

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. 




Ingredients 
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

Method 
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 

Thursday, 22 October 2020

Vegetable Chops

 



This year Durga Pujo and Pet Pujo both are to be celebrated within the four walls of our home. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Thanks to the technology that there are live streaming of rituals, performances and zoom adda from any part of the world that you are situated in. 
As this year pet pujo is at home.. hence I made vegetable chops without onion and garlic to cherish the memories of the last year Durga Pujo .. it is served with Kasundi and salad 

Ingredients
1 cup grated Beetroot
1 cup grated Carrots
2 grated Boiled Potatoes
1 or 2 chopped Green Chillies
1/2 tsp grated Ginger
Few Raisins
Few broken Cashew nuts 
Salt to taste 
1 tsp Bhaja Masala powder ( 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds, 1/2 Coriander seeds and 1 dry red chillies - Roast it and grind it in a grinder)
1/2 tsp Garam Masala powder
1/2 tsp Cumin powder 
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp Sugar
1 Bay leaf
2 tsp Ghee
4 tbsp  Corn flour or Maida  + 1/4 cup or little more Water mix to make a slurry 
1 cup Bread crumbs 
Oil to fry 

Method
Take a pan, add Ghee, let it melt, add the cumin seeds, bay leaf, green chillies and grated ginger. Sauté it for few seconds. Add the cashew nuts and raisins, sauté until the cashews turn light brown in colour. Add the beetroot, carrot, potato, sugar, salt, cumin powder and garm masala powder. Stir and cook all the ingredients together until the ingredients binds well. Add the bhaja masala and mix the ingredients again. Switch off the flame, remove the mixture into a plate and let it cool down. Take lemon size portion from the mixture and give the ball a oval shape, repeat the process. Take the slurry and the bread crumbs. Dip the chops into the slurry and then coat the chops with the bread crumbs, repeat the process one more time. Heat up the oil in a wok, add the chops into the oil, fry the chops on a medium flame until golden brown. Remove the chops on the paper towel. Serve the chops with salad and Kasundi. 

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Fried Achaari Paneer Sticks

 


Since the festivals are round the corner, here is a very simple and easy vegetarian starter you can make at home. This recipe that I created calls for few ingredients which most of us have at home. This dish can be enjoyed with ketchup and mint mayonnaise dip 

To Marinate the Paneer Sticks
Ingredients
6  Paneer strips - Paneer cut into 3 inches  length and 1 1/2 inches thickness 
4 to 5 tbsp spicy Mango Pickle Masala including the oil of the pickle masala or chilli pickle masala for more spiciness 
Salt to taste 
1/2 tsp Panch Phoran crushed (Equal portion of Nigella seeds, Fennel seeds, Wild Celery seeds or Mustard seed, Cumin seeds and Fenugreek seed)
6 inches 6 Bamboo Skewers

Method
Take a bamboo and insert the paneer strip gently into the stick, till the tip. Take a bowl, add crushed panch phoran , salt and the pickle masala into the bowl, mix all the ingredients together. Apply the masala on the paneer strips and keep it aside to marinate while we make the batter and proof the batter. 

To make the Batter 
Ingredients 
1 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour / Maida
2 tsp Dry Yeast
1 cup and more as required Lukewarm water
Salt to taste
1 tsp Sugar 

Method 
Take a rectangular container, add 1 cup lukewarm water, sugar and yeast. Mix all the ingredients together. Keep it aside until the yeast rises. Now add a cup of flour and salt into the same container, mix the flour into the yeast water, add the remaining flour and mix the ingredients together into a smooth thick batter, while whisking add extra water only if required. Keep the batter aside to rise. 

To make the Paneer Sticks
Ingredients 
Marinated Paneer
Batter
Oil to fry 

Ingredients 
Take a pan, add oil, let the oil heat, reduce the flame. Take a marinated paneer stick, dip the paneer stick into the batter, coat the paneer strips well. Fry the paneer strips until golden brown in colour. Remove the fried paneer strips on the paper towel. Serve the paneer strips with tomato ketchup and mayonnaise dip. 

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Discarded Sourdough Starter Whole Wheat Bread


We can create great dishes out of the discarded sourdough starter. So keep them and use them, instead of throwing them. 
Tried this Discarded Starter whole wheat bread.. it’s tasty.... do try them..

Those who want to start the sourdough starter, here is a link below-
Sourdough Yeast Starter



Ingredients 
2 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
2 cups of Sourdough Discarded Starter 
1 tsp Pink Salt
2 tsp Honey 
1/2 cup Lukewarm Water
1 tbsp Oil



Method 
Take a mixing bowl, add the whole wheat flour and the discarded starter. Knead the ingredients together for 2 minutes. Add the honey, salt and lukewarm water. Continue to knead until all the ingredients comes together and forms a dough. Apply oil and cover the bowl and leave the dough to rise. It will take 2 to 4 hours.  Sprinkle some dry whole wheat flour and knead the dough by stretching and pushing for a minute. Roll and shape up the dough.  Sprinkle some flour into the basket the dough will be proofing. Put the dough and cover the basket with a cloth. Cover and let it rest for 30 minutes to an hour. Meanwhile start the oven at 250 celsius and preheat for 15 minutes. Take a baking tray, put a parchment paper on the baking tray. Gently turn the dough on the paper from the basket. Take a new blade and score the bread as per the desire. Take a small bowl of water and keep it on the lower rack of the oven. Keep the baking tray in the middle rack, bake at 225 degrees celsius for 5 minutes. Then reduce the temperature to 200 degrees celsius and bake for 15 minutes, reduce the temperature to further 175 degrees celsius and bake for 20 minutes. Switch off the oven, the bread stay for 5 minutes in the oven, keep the oven door slightly open. After 5 minutes open the oven and remove the baking tray. Keep the bread on a cooling rack until it cools down. After it cools down than you can slice it. 

Monday, 1 June 2020

Pizza base with Discard Sourdough Starter and Whole Wheat Flour Batter


Pizza base made with discarded sourdough starter and whole wheat flour batter... loaded with homemade pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese. I don’t throw discarded sourdough starter...
This time I made easy pizza base without kneading... came out well.
Those who want to start the sourdough starter, here is the link below-
Sourdough Yeast Starter



Ingredients
1 cup of Discarded Sourdough Starter
2 1/2 cup of Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 tsp Instant Yeast
Salt to taste
1 tsp Sugar
Lukewarm Water as required
1 cup of Pizza Sauce
1 medium block of Mozzarella Cheese
Vegetables of your choice like capsicum, onion, tomato, olives and chillies..

Method
Take the discarded starter, add the sugar, instant yeast and 1/2 cup of lukewarm water. Mix and leave it for 15 minutes. Now add the wheat flour, salt and more lukewarm water to make a thick batter. Leave the batter to rise. Take a pizza tray, pour the batter.. depending upon how thick you want the bread to be. Tap it and leave it covered for 15 minutes. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees celsius for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the pizza tray... prick the base with a fork and then spread the pizza sauce and add the cheese. Bake it for 10 minutes, remove and add the vegetables and bake it again for another 10 minutes.

Friday, 29 May 2020

Masoor Dal aur Sabji ke Pakore


Hungry, missing chai pakore stalls and want some tasty delicious snacks with garma garam chai, then try out this easy and quick to make snacks... this pakora can also be made with dals like moong and chana or can be made with mixed dal. Serve this pakora with chutney and tomato ketchup or imli ki chutney. It’s delicious. 

Ingredients 
  • 1/2 cup Split Red Lentils / Masoor Dal washed and soaked in water for 30 minutes 
  • 1 small Onion chopped
  • 2 Green Chillies chopped
  • 1 tbsp Coriander leaves chopped 
  • 1/4 cup chopped mixed vegetables ( carrot, capsicum, beans, cabbage )
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder 
  • A pinch of Soda Bicarbonate 
  • Oil to fry 


Method 
Take the soaked Masoor Dal and drain out excess water. The Masoor Dal has to be coarsely ground into a paste. The paste should be of thick dropping consistency. Remove the paste in a bowl. Add salt and turmeric powder, stir or whisk the paste well in one direction to incorporate air. Take oil in a wok and let it heat. Add the onion, green chillies, vegetables and coriander leaves. Mix well. Add the soda bicarbonate and mix well.. Reduce the flame to medium. Add one tbsp of the paste into the hot oil, repeat the process for 5 to 6 times or until the wok is filled with the pakoras. Fry the pakoras until crispy and brown in colour. Serve hot with green chutney and tomato ketchup. Enjoy the pakoras with a cup of garam chai. 

Sunday, 26 April 2020

Watermelon Rind Muthiya / Tarbuze Chal Na Muthiya



Watermelon Rind Mutia  / Tarbuze Chal Na Mutia
Watermelon Rind Muthiya  / Tarbuze Chal Na Muthiya   

As we talk of zero wastage... here is an interesting traditional Gujarati snack recipe with grated watermelon rind. Muthiya can be had steamed or fried. It’s a delicious, healthy and a filling dish. It’s perfect to enjoy with an evening cup of chai..

Ingredients 
1 cup Grated Watermelon Rind
1 tsp Ginger and Green Chilli paste 
1 tsp Lime Juice 
1 tbsp chopped Coriander leaves 
Few Curry Leaves
1/2 cup Whole Wheat flour 
1/2 cup Chickpea Flour
1/4 cup Fine Semolina 
Salt to taste 
1/2 tsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder 
1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
2 pinches of Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Asafoetida
1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
1/2 tsp Sesame Seeds
3 tsp Oil 



Method 
Take a bowl, add the grated watermelon rind, whole wheat flour, semolina, chickpea flour, ginger - chilli paste, turmeric powder, cumin seeds, lemon juice, sugar, coriander, baking soda, salt and 1 tsp of oil. Knead the ingredients into a soft dough. Keep it aside for 5 minutes. Apply oil on the palms and divide the mixture into 2 portions. Shape each portion into a cylindrical roll. Arrange the rolls on a greased sieve and steam in a steamer for 20 minutes. Once done, insert a toothpick and check. Remove and cool the muthiya,  cut the rolls into slices and keep aside. For the tempering, heat the remaining oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds, curry leaves, sesame seeds and asafoetida and sauté it for few seconds. Add the muhiya pieces and toss them for a minute. Garnish it with coriander leaves and serve it hot. 

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Mangalore Buns



I love Mangalore Buns.. especially whenever I have visited Mangalore, I have had them at my Friend’s in-laws place..
It is a popular breakfast and tea time snack in Udupi-Mangalore region. They are sweet, fluffy puris made using banana. The dough is left overnight to ferment.Its normally, served with a spicy coconut chutney and sambar... I have used Whole wheat flour..
 Ingredients
2 cups Whole Wheat flour / All Purpose Flour
2 medium sized Ripe banana
2 tbsp Sugar
½ tsp Cumin powder
1/4 tsp Baking soda
Salt to taste
2 tbsp Curd
1 tsp ghee
oil for deep frying

Method
Take a mixing bowl, mash the bananas, now add sugar, salt,  cumin powder and curd . Mix the ingredients well into a smooth paste. Add the flour and knead the flour into a dough, add little more flour if required. The dough is slightly sticky. While kneading you can apply some ghee and knead. Keep the dough covered in a bowl overnight. Knead the dough the next morning. The dough is a bit sticky, so dust some flour and take medium sized balls from the dough and roll into round pooris. Fry each poori into medium hot oil till they are puffed and golden. Serve the buns as snacks with coconut chutney.

Home made Easy Lockdown Recipes

Lockdown Recipes 

These recipes are a collection from Su’s Kitchen by Sumitra... specially selected 175 recipes from the blog for this lockdown period. These are tried, tasted simple and easy to make recipes. 

Breakfast / Snacks / Starter Vegetarian 
Chana Butter Masala 

Sprouted Moong and Corn Butter Masala Chaat 

Kolkata style Phuchka 

Pani Puri 

Instant Vegetable Idli with Oats and Semolina 

Bread Upma

Vermicelli Upma

Khada Pav Bhaji

Dhuska 

Kathal ke Kabab 

Piyaz ki Kachori 

Pholkipir Singara 

Sabudana Tikki

Aloo Morich ar Chire Bhaja 

Aloor Chop

Huli Avalakki

Dadpe Poha

Chirer Palau

Usal Pav 

Cornflake and Jackfruit seed Chaat

Crispy Palak Chaat 

Aloo Tikki Chaat 

Moong Dal Dahi Vada

Dahi Batata Puri

Paneer ke Kabab 

Palak Paneer Sammi Kabab

Instant Kanchipuram Idlis

Palak Paneer Idli 

Multi grain Vegetable Idli 

Baked Dosa Sandwich 

Masala Dosa served with Brahmin Style Sambar 

Instant Vermicelli Dosa 

Paper Dosa with Onion and Tomato Chutney 

Instant Lapsi and Rawa mini Uttappa

Pizza Uttapam

Instant Baked Dhokla

Stuffed Paneer Batura with Pickled Carrot 

Bedmi Puri Aur Aloo Ki Sabji

Masala Akki Roti with Leftover Rice 

Methi Thepla with Instant Chilli Pickle 

Thalipeeth ani Lal Mirchi cha Thecha

Healthy Masala Roti

Mangalore Buns 

Homemade Healthy Cookies 

Almond and Whole Wheat Orange Cookies

Pisi Hamur Kizartmas / Fried Turkish Bread 

Lasuni Palak Pav 

Kulcha Buns Stuffed with Chatpata Chole

Healthy Whole Wheat Bread Loaf 

Carrot and Beetroot Bread 

Moroccan Bread 


Garlic Cheese Bread 

Pita Bread 

Potato Garlic Cheesy Buttery Pull Apart Buns

Honey Ginger Bread

Mini Cheese Margarita Pizza

Breakfast / Snacks / Starter  Non - Vegetarian 

  Kolkata Style Egg Roll

Masaledar Omelette Sandwich 

Potato and Rice Flour Latkes 

Eggdli Muffins 

Maggi Noddles with Veggies and Eggs

Arian Chirbuli 

Chicken Mini Pancakes 

Chicken Kachori 

Jhatpat Chicken Kabab 

Chicken Kabab with Spinach and Tomato Chutney 

Egg and Chicken Kothu Roti

Goan Fish Cutlet 

 Maacher Bhappa Cake 

Drinks 
     Pyar Mohabat ka Sharbat 

Khata Mitha Kesari Aam ka Sharbat

Aam Pora Shorbot 

Mango Slush 

Borhani 

Masala Chaas 

Piyush 

Cucumber and Coriander Health Drink


Soups 

Moong Dal Palak Shorba


Ripe Papaya and Carrot Soup

Yogurt Soup

Moroccan Style Lemon Butter Chicken Soup 


Salads

Singju - Manipuri Salad 

Chickpea and Cottage Cheese Salad with Raw Mango and Coriander leaves Dressing 

Lunch / Dinner Vegetarian 

Bottle Gourd Peel Fritters 

 Posto Narkel Dhonepata ar Tiler Bora 

Lauer Khosa Bhaja 

Okra fried in Soda Batter 

Stuffed Mirchi Bhajji 

Papoder Jhal Kasundi diye / Papad Curry  

Ram Rochak Tarkari 

Dubke 

Palak ka Kappa

Palang Saager Ghonto 

Sai bhaji 

Gobi ke danthal ka Sabzi 

Potoler Khosa Bata 

Phulkopir Roast 

Cauliflower Kootu 

Karela Yakhin

Sukhi Aloo Bhaji

Aloo Rasa

Khatte Aloo

Kashmiri Dum Aloo

Bitter Gourd Vegetable 

Beans and Carrot Poriyal

Chanar Borar Dalna 

Sindhi Curry with Alu Tuk 

Dahi Begun 

Baked Dahi Begun

Khatte Baigan

Begun Pora 

Dahiwala Bhindi Curry

Maqluba 

Chana Masala

Mix Sprout Curry


Tarkari Diye Muger Dal

Dalma

Mix Dal Tadka 

Mix Dal

Lasuni Tadka Dal

Vegetable Gateau

Neer  Dosa 

Spicy Lasuni Papad Ka Paratha 

Palak Paneer Stuffed Paratha

Butter Mint Naan

Homemade Tandoori Roti



Lunch / Dinner Non - Vegetarian 

Egg - 

Dimer Bati Chorchori 

Dim Potol er Sohagi 

Dimer Tadka

Dimer Aloo Chorchori 

Egg Bafat Curry

Sri Lankan Egg Curry without Coconut milk 

Burmese Egg Curry 

Egg Ghee Roast 

Bhappa Omelet er Dalna 

Egg Ghee Roast 

Sri Lankan Egg Curry with Raw Papaya

Chicken -

 Shinwari Chicken Karahi

Bengali Chicken Curry 

Corgi Chicken Curry 

Seyal Murgh 

Chicken and Vegetable Stew

Filipino Adobo  

Roasted Garlicky Lime Chicken 

Roti Jala served with Pickled Chicken 

    Home style Chicken Biriyani made in Pressure Cooker 

Fish

Chingri Macher Bhorta

Macher Kochuri 

Indonesian Style Eggplant Sambal 

Macher Dopiaza

Mutton 

Mutton Khichada 

Keema Aloo Chole 

Mutton Stew 

Bengali Style Mutton Curry 

Chutney / Jam 

Orange and Beetroot Jam 

Kothamalli Mangai Thokku 

Dhonepatar Chutney 

Pepper Plastic Chutney 

Tomato r Tok

Aamer Tok / Ambol 

Sweet Dish / Desserts

    Watermelon Rind Barfi 

      Kheer Kamala 

Chanar Pantua 

Mango Coconut Kesar Laddu

Gurer Narkel Naru 

Oats and Mango Phirni 

Aloo ki Kheer
  
Eggless Beetroot Brownie 

Whole Wheat Banana Coconut Cake Loaf

Choco Idli Steam Cake 

Eggless Orange Caramel Pudding 

Caramel Pudding with Eggs