Monday, March 30, 2015

Bread Pizza

A delicious treat for pizza lovers. A perfect evening snack to munch upon. No oven needed :)


Ingredients: 
  • 4 Bread Slices
  • 4 tablespoon Pizza sauce 
  • 4 Garlic cloves
  • 2 Onions (cut lengthwise)
  • 2 Capsicum (cut lengthwise)
  • 1 cup Boiled Sweet Corns
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoon dried Oregano
  • 3 tablespoon Chilly Flakes
  • 1 cup grated processed cheese
  • 2 teaspoon freshly crushed black pepper
  • 4 tablespoon Butter
  • 1 tablespoon oil
Method:
  • Heat oil in a pan, add finely chopped garlic and saute for a minute. Add onions and capsicum. Saute on high flame. Add salt and crushed black pepper. (Do not overcook these vegetables). After onions and capsicum are half done switch off the flame and keep this mixture aside to cool.
  • On a skillet dry toast one side of the bread till its lightly crisp.
  • Now on the toasted side of the bread spread pizza sauce and arrange the onion-capsicum mixture and boiled sweet corns over it. Sprinkle dried oregano & chilly flakes. Top the vegetables with grated processed cheese and sprinkle freshly crushed black pepper.
  • In a deep skillet add a teaspoon of butter. Place this bread slice with its non toasted end over the butter and cover the pan with a lid. 
  • Toast this slice on a very low flame till cheese melts and the bottom of the bread slice turns crisp.
  • Garnish with your favourite sauce or enjoy as it is!
Note: You may use vegetables & herbs as per your choice. For this recipe you can also use brown bread or multigrain bread.

Tip: Incase you don't have a pizza sauce at home then mix equal quantity of tomato ketchup with red chilly sauce and use this sauce to spread over the bread.


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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Vegetable American Chopsuey

One of my favourite chinese dish without which my chinese meal is incomplete. Sweet tangy delicious Vegetable American Chopsuey!



Ingredients:
  •  Oil - 2 Tablespoons
  •  Garlic Cloves - 5 nos.
  •  Cabbage -2 Cups
  •  Green Capsicum - 1 Cup
  •  Carrots - 1 Cup
  •  Onions - 1 Cup
  •  Noodles - 1 Pack
  •  Tomato Ketchup - 2 Cups
  •  Red Chilly Sauce - 2 Tablespoons
  • Vinegar- 3 Tablespoons
  • Cornflour - 2 cups
  • Salt if required
  • Sugar - 2 Tablespoons
  • Spring Onions Finely Chopped
  • Water - 3 Cups
Method:
  • Noodles:  Boil the noodles in water for about 15 minutes and then drain out the water.
  • Drizzle little oil over them so that the noodles don't stick to each other.
  • Heat oil in pan and fry the noodles till they are brown in colour.
  • Keep them aside to cool.
  • Sauce: Heat oil in a wok and add finely chopped garlic, onions, capsicum, carrots and cabbage and saute these vegetables.(Cut all the vegetables in julienne). 
  • Stir-fry the vegetables on a high flame for about a minute. 
  • Then add tomato ketchup, red chilly sauce and vinegar and mix well. 
  • Add 3 cups of water and bring the mixture to a boil. 
  • When the above mixture starts boiling add cornflour slurry and mix well.
  • (To make cornflour slurry, mix equal amount of water with cornflour and mix well so that no lumps are formed). 
  • Add sugar and salt as per taste. Add chopped spring onions. 
  • Bring the sauce to boil and keep whisking the ingredients to avoid lumps. 
  • Boil the sauce until it becomes thick.
Plating: In a serving bowl add the fried noodles and pour the above sauce over them. Garnish the chopsuey with spring onions and serve hot.

Enjoy this delicious dish with your favourite fried rice or noodles.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Coconut & Sesame Chutney

A very unique and rustic condiment to accompany any meal. Spicy crunchy tasty chutney.


Ingredients:
  • Shredded Dry Coconut - 1 Cup
  • Sesame Seeds (Til) - 1/2 Cup
  • Green Chillies - 8 to 10Nos.
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar to taste (Optional)
  • Oil - 1 Tablespoon
Method:
  • In a pan add oil. When oil is hot add  finely chopped green chilles and saute for a minute.
  • Add dry shredded coconut and sesame seeds and roast continuously.
  • Add salt as per taste and a pinch of sugar just to enhance the flavor.
  • Roast this mixture  on a low flame till coconut changes colour to golden brown.
  • Chutney is ready.
  • Transfer chutney onto a plate and let it cool.
  • Store this chutney in an airtight container. 
  • Do not grind the mixture in blender, this chutney is eaten as it is.
Note: Adjust the amount of green chillies as per your preference. I like it very spicy hence I normally add 8 to 10 green chillies. 

Do not refrigerate this chutney. This chutney normally lasts for two weeks at room temperature.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Solkadhi

A delicious appetizer of coconut milk and kokam. Enjoyed after a hefty non-veg meal. Soothing to stomach and helps in digestion.


Ingredients:
  • Fresh Coconut - 1
  • Green chilly - 1 .
  • Garlic - 2 nos.
  • Kokam - Half Cup
  • Salt as per taste.
  • Oil - 1 Tablespoon
  • Mustard seeds - 1 Teaspoon
  • Curry leaves - 4 to 6 leaves
Method:
  • Grate 1 fresh coconut. In a blender add grated fresh coconut, chilly and garlic with lots of water and blend to thin paste. 
  • Normally this procedure of blending all the items is done twice so that thin coconut milk is acquired.If you wish to have thick coconut milk then blend the mixture once.
  • After blending all the ingredients strain the coconut mixture using sieve to get the coconut milk.
  • In another bowl add hot water and soak the kokam for One hour. 
  • Strain the kokam water and add to coconut milk, add salt as per taste and mix well.
Tempering:
  • In pan add oil and mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds crackle add curry leaves.
  • Pour this tempering over the solkadhi and mix. 
  • Serve this solkadhi along with meal especially non-veg meal.
Note: This solkadhi taste delicious without tempering aswell.

Tips: 1) You can also add cumin seeds in the tempering for extra flavor and garnish with cilantro.

2) You may serve this solkadi at a room temperature or chilled as per your preference.
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

About Me

Healthy, nutritious and delicious is how we can describe our Indian Cuisine. Simple, comfy & tasty are the flavours that are enjoyed by one & all. Chats, fried food, healthy soups & salads, Indian sweets,Thali's etc are the cuisines that we all cherish.
Simple & Delicious is my funda to cook any meal.Here on my blog I would love to share some of my homemade delicacies with all you lovely people.I hope you would definitely love to try out the recipes posted here!

So let the delightful sinful indulgence begin!!

Anjali Purandare.