Friday, January 31, 2020

Soft and Spongy Idli


Hello, my foodie friends....... I hope this post finds you well. In order to stay energetic and enthusiastic the whole day it's very important to have a healthy breakfast. I always stress on having breakfast and making it healthy.

Today's post is all about a South Indian delicacy Idli. Idli's are soft, spongy savory cake made from fermented rice and lentil batter. The lentil used here is Urad Daal. Idlis are generally served with Sambhar and Coconut chutney. Having Idlis in breakfast is a very common scene in every South Indian household but nowadays it has become popular worldwide. It is one of the healthiest breakfasts known as it can be served to babies,  aged persons and even to the people on diet.

Idlis can be made in two ways:
  • Rice Idli: Using rice along with urad daal
  • Rava Idli: Using rava or semolina along with urad daal
For making soft and fluffy Idlis rice and daal are soaked in water for about 4-5 hours. There are many controversies whether rice and urad daal should be soaked together or separately but to be very frank I don't find any difference in the texture or taste of the Idlis. So, I soak them together and even grind them together but if you want you can soak them separately, grind them separately and then mix them together.

Today in this post we'll make some soft and spongy Idlis. It is very easy to make and just needs 15 mins of your time if you do the prep work beforehand.

So, let's begin with the recipe:

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Restaurant Style Paneer Tikka Masala


Paneer Tikka Masala is a very popular North Indian dish that is commonly served in restaurants. This is a super delicious dish where marinated and grilled Paneer pieces are dipped in the spicy and tangy onion-tomato based gravy. 

Whenever we visit any Indian restaurant and we have to order any veg recipes Paneer Tikka Masala is one of our favorites along with Garlic Naan. This Paneer recipe tastes amazing with both Indian flatbread or Jeera Rice.

This recipe of Paneer Tikka Masala is a bit on the heavier side as it has onions, tomatoes, yogurt and cream (adding cream is optional). The most important step in this recipe is to balance the spices. This recipe is appropriate when you have any guests coming your way or you have a party at your home. You can prepare the Tikkas beforehand and make the gravy and dip the Tikkas in them. Ta-Da our Paneer Tikka Masala is ready.

You can grill the Paneer Tikkas or even Pan Fry them. If you don't have an oven then pan fry them and trust me there is no difference in the taste. So, without any further ado let's begin with the recipe:

Friday, January 24, 2020

Amritsari Chole


There is something about Punjabi cuisine which is so alluring that one can't resist. To be very frank I just love North-Indian cuisine. The main reason behind my love for Punjabi food is because I have spent 7 years of my life in Punjab. 

Nobody makes Chole the way Punjabis do. I have already shared the recipe of Chana Masala in my earlier days of blogging. You can check out the recipe here (click here). Today's post is all about Amritsari Chole. This recipe is a bit different from Chana Masala, the main difference is in the mix of spices used to cook this dish.

Amritsari Chole is often enjoyed as a delicious breakfast in many parts of Northern India. It makes a complete meal when served with curd or lassi. This easy vegetarian recipe is a perfect spicy blend of ingredients easily available in your kitchen. If you love spicy food, then this one is a must-try for you! 

This delectable Amritsari Chole is usually accompanied with Bhature (a fried bread made of flour) or Kulcha. Chole-Bhature is a breakfast invented in Delhi after partition and nowadays, it is a popular breakfast around Northern India and other parts of the country.

So, let's begin with the recipe:

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Egg Tawa Burger


Hello, my Foodie Friends....... I hope you all are doing great as usual. We all love street food, isn't it? Starting from kids to adults to the aged person who doesn't love street food. The aroma and flavors coming out of the street shops are so alluring that we can't keep control of ourselves.

But whenever the hygiene factor strikes our mind we have to think twice before gulping down the street food. No worries.....we can still enjoy the Indian street food keeping the hygiene factor alive. In today's post, we will be making Street Style Egg Tawa Burger.

Making an Egg Burger is not rocket science. If you have Burger Buns available with you then you can make any Burger in a jiffy. You can serve these Burgers in breakfast or pack them in lunch boxes, it's just that you need to microwave (heat) them before eating. 

Making this Street Style Egg Burgers involve two steps:
  • Preparing the egg stuffing
  • Making the Burger
So, let's begin with the recipe: