Stir Fried Veggies

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I cooked this last night, the beauty of this dish are the colours it had. Yet again for lazy people this is what you can make in actually no time. So here we go;

Ingredients

  • 250 gms Button mushrooms
  • 1/2 diced Red, green and orange capsicum
  • 1/4 cup florets of brocoli
  • Olive oil for toppings
  • Italian dressing; includes mixed herbs, rosemary, basil and red chilli flakes (you can add parsley, i currently dont like it much so i did not put)

Method

In a pan add corn oil and place all the diced ingredients and let it cook on high flames for 1st 10mins, DO NOT COVER the pan. Once the mushrooms start removing wwater add all the spices you want to with salt and pepper and its ready.

It usually goes well with bread!!!

Dhruti’s Style Jacket Cheesy Potatoes

 

Hehehe ok this sounds funny but actually this is how i make my Jacket potatoes so the taste of cheese is not lost any where in the process. This is also a super duper easy recipee. I always make this when i dont know of what to cook. And guys its super healthy and fatty for the cheese part. You can ignore the cheese. So here we go

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Fresh Red Beans
  • 1 diced carrot
  • 1 diced green capsicum
  • 1 cup sweet corn
  • 1 tbsp Ginger chilli paste
  • 2 tomatoes Blended
  • Loads of Mozerella grated cheese
  • 1 tsp dhana jeera
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp tumeric powder
  • Melted Butter, Put Oregano, Basil, Mixed herbs, Red chilli flakes in this only
  • 5 to 6 Boiled Potatoes
  • Olive oil for spraying on potatoes
  • Salt to taste

Method

  • In a Pressure Cooker add oil, once heated add ginger chilli paste, followed by tomato paste, Let it cook, then add dhanajeera powder, chilli powder and turmeric powder along with salt. Add all beans, capsium, carrots and sweet corn in the Pressure cooker add salt gain if need be. Add a little water and let ti cook for 3 whistles.
  • Mean while peel and cut the raw poatoes into wedges and boil in an open pan, once its boiled, drain them and place them on a baking tray. Sprinkle salt, Pepper, olive oil and the melted butter mixture.
  • Finally pour the beans mixture on the potato wedges and top it with loadsss of grated cheese.
  • Bake until the cheese melts. Yummyyyy ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Spicy Rice Sticks

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Wow After reallly very very long, i am back. Sorry for the break guys, but my phone had actually hung, needed to get that sorted. But finally i am back.

So basically days when you reallly lazy you can prepare the delicious rice sticks, which are healthy and less time consuming to make. So lets start;

Ingredients

  • 150gms Rice Sticks
  • Water to boil the Rice sticks
  • 1 Capsicum cut into long thick sticks
  • 1 Carrot cut into long thin sticks
  • 1/4 Cabbge grated – major substitute of Onions; heheh
  • A few ginger sticks
  • 2 to 3 Green chillies cut into sticks
  • Red chilli flakes, Black sesame seeds
  • Olive oil is used for Topping and not Temper
  • 15ml Soya sauce
  • Salt & Pepper for flavour

Method;

Boil the Rice sticks and drain out in a strainer, run it under fresh water so they dont stick to each other. In a pan take 2 tbsp oil, add ginger sticks, chilli sticks and gradually all the cut veggies. Add Salt and let the veggies cook in an OPEN pan DO NOT COVER IT.

Finally add the rice sticks, olive oil, soya sauce and mix well. Add the pepper and red chilli flakes.

Garnish with black sesame seeds and tada Ready!!!

 

Vada Pav (Potato mash bhajia stuffed in scones with dips)

On of the most famous chaats of India is Vada Pav, i believe anyone who has visited india has tasted this dish. Its super easy to prepare the same at home. So guys here we go

Ingredients for the bateta vada

  • 5 to 6 Boiled and mashed Potatoes
  • 2 tbsp Oil for the Temper, add 1 tsp Mustard seeds, 1 tsp Cumin seeds, 1 tbsp ginger chilli paste, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp sugar in the mashed potatoes and taste
  • 6 tbsp Gram Flour for the batter
  • Salt to taste and water to make the batter

For the three Chutneys

Red Chutney, Green Chutney and Dates Chutney

  • Red Chutney: 7 to 10 pcs of Red Hot Bullet chillies, remove the seeds, Add little water for the consistency not too thin not too thick and salt to taste
  • Green Chutney: 11/2 Capsicum, 1 cup fresh coriander, 1 pc green chillie, 1 tsp sugar, 1/2 tsp salt., 1/2 tsp aamchur powder, half lemon freshly squeezed and water for the consistency. Make sure the capsicum content is more to avoid the colour change of the green chutney
  • Dates Chutney:ย Sweet chutney, boil i cup dates with 1 cup water, once it boils completely, mash it with a spoon, add little salt and aamchur powder, blend it in aย  mixture and its ready

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    Just follow the ingredients and grind them in a blender, the Dips/ Chutneys are ready!

For the Final Product

  • 8 pcs of scones
  • Butter andย  pan to raost them as follows

Instant Dhokla (Semolina/Sooji)

Dhokla is an authentic Gujju snack, hehe no one can resist craving them. Well when you feel like dhokla and want them immediately, here is one instant recipee for it. They are super spongy and tasty.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Semonlina (Thick Coarse not smooth)
  • 1 cup Dahi/ Natural Yoghurt
  • 2 green chillies crushed
  • 4.2gms Eno Salt (one sachet)
  • Salt t taste
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • salt to taste

For the Temper

  • A few Curry leaves
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • Fresh cut corainder
  • Oil

Method

Soak the sooji and curd with salt and crushed green chillies. Let it rest for 30mins, the batter will soak all the liquid and become thick, then follow the steps below.

Methi Vala Parotha Punjabi Style

This i have learnt from a Punjabi friend, just a combination of a few ingredients guys the Parotha is ready. Its so healthy and delicious. Here we go ๐Ÿ™‚

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Fresh cut green fenugreek (Methi)
  • 2 Cups Wheat Flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Ajwain
  • Water to knead the dough
  • Oilย  is not supposed to be kept in the dry flour, used after the flour is kneaded
  • Butter

Mix Flour, Methi, Salt and Ajwain, knead the dough soft. Put like 1 tbsp oil to smoothen it. Take a portion and roll it out round, apply oil and sprinkle some flour, fold it inย  saquare shape and roll again, roast it on a tawa with oil and butter. Once done add some more butter on the prothas ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Mexican Rice

Wow one of my Favourites, if you guys like super spicy and Hot Food. Mexican dishes serve the best Hot Chilli Food. Here is presenting a simple recipee that gives that mexican taste.

Ingredients

  • 1 Big Bowl Sliced Cabbage
  • 2 carrots grated thin
  • 1/2 cup french beans cut into long thin sticks
  • 1 small tomato diced
  • Cayenne Red chilli Powder
  • 2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 5 Red Bullet chillies sliced into sticks
  • 1 cup Plain rice- already boiled and steamed
  • 1 diced Green capsicum optional

Method

In a Pan Heat oil, add the french beans, once they saute abit, add the red chilli bullets.

Add cabbage after five minutes and let it cook. ( Be adding salt at each stage of adding the veggies)

Once they cook well add the grated carrots, let it cook for a bit then add Soy Sauce.

Now in the cooked white rice, add salt and red chilli powder. Then mix this rice with the veggies and add the diced tomatoes. Simmer until its aromatic on a very Low flame.

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Stuffed Brinjals and Potato (Ravaiya)

Guys if you dont brinjals, then you are seriously missing something very delicious. Its made with simple ingredients leaving a finger licking remark. Here presenting Bharela Ringan nu shak. (Stuffed Brinjals and Potato)

Ingredients

Approximately 8 baby Brinjals and 9 Baby Potatoes

  • 6 Tbsp Crushed Peanuts
  • 2 tbsp Dhana jeera Powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Red kashmiri Powder
  • 1 cup fresh cut coriander
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 to 3 tbsp oil to mix the stuffing
  • 2 crushed Tomatoes
  • Mustard and Cumin seeds for the Temper

Pizza…

Pizza pizza pizza pizza, hahaha who on earth would not like pizza. Very easy to make the base at home as well. Here presenting the easy home made veg pizza. This quantity makes 6 pizzas, if you prefer a thick spongy crust like papa johns pizza, then it makes 4 Pizzas

 

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Plain Flour
  • salt, sugar, oil and yeast (if you take one cup, then take 1 tsp of each of these)
  • Water to knead the dough
  • 1 kg Tomatoes to make the gravy
  • Oregano, Chilli flakes
  • Mushrooms, Capsicum, Olives, Sweet corn boiled- toppings of your choice
  • Mozerrella Cheese

For normal texture bake the pizza at 200 degrees for 15 minutes, alternatively if you want a crispier base, bake at 150 degrees for 20 minutes.

To make a magherita just add the paste to the base and lots of grated cheese, topped again with oregano and chilli flakes.

Tomato Paste Method

  • Boil the tomatoes in an open pan until they crack
  • Sieve them in a steel siever
  • Allow the water to drain out for minimum 2 hrs, you can even leave it the whole day
  • Once the water drains out, peel out the skin of the tomato (it easily comes out)
  • Blend all the tomatoes in a blender
  • In a pan put 2 tbsp oil, fresh grated ginger and the tomato paste and salt
  • Cook the tomato paste until it thickens, make sure you cover it with a lead because alot will spill out, once it thickens add Jaggery to taste, some people like it sweet some not very sweet. Mix well
  • Once it cools down add 1tbsp kashmiri chilli powder and 1 tsp red chilli powder

 

Healthy Beetroot Uttappa(Rice Pancakes)

Here is a very easy, healthy, spicy and delicious recipee called uttappam, also known as rice pancakes, because the main ingredients used to prepare the batter is rice and black lentils. You can blend and freeze the batter for a sunday breakfast or a lazy evening, when you dont want to cook. Here it goes guys!!!

Ingredients

For the batter

  • 4 cups soaked thick rice (soak it over night or for 4 hrs, blend it with very little water to a smooth rough paste) Both should be soaked in seperate bowls and blended seperately. After its blended add salt and you can freeze for as long as for one month. For this recipee i used 1/4 of the batter, so you can adjust the quantity you want.
  • 1 cup split Black Lentils without skin soaked
  • Ginger Chilli Paste
  • 1 Chopped Tomato
  • 1 Grated Carrot and Beetroot
  • 1 cup fresh chopped coriander
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for Cooking
  • Water to adjust the consistency of the batter