иконописПравославни икониLong time no see, yo foodies. A newly married life and work has kep me away from this blog. But then what are life partners for? After constant coaxing my better half persuaded me into spend some time on the Indian Food Kitchen Blog.
This yummy looking dish greeted us on a rainy evening. Inspired from a cooking show on TV, my mom says that this dish can be made by bachelors and amateurs alike. We used KrackJack biscuits here and the taste was both sweet and tangy. But it is preferable to use salt biscuits. Leave your feedback below in the comments.
Salt Biscuits – 2 packets
Chopped Onions – 1 cup
Chopped coriander leaves – 2 tablespoon
Readymade Sev or Snacks Mixture - 1 cup
Spiced groundnuts – 1 cup
Red chilli sauce, green chilli sauce and tomato sauce – 2 teaspoons
Tomato slices (optional) – 1 cup
Puffed rice – 2 cups
The only hard work you’ll have to do with this dish is the presentation ??:-) Arrange the biscuits in a design that appeals to you. My mother chose a squarish design to arrange the biscuits.
On top of these sprinkle the chopped onions, top it with the sev and serve with the sauces. You can also serve each biscuit with the toppings. You can also add tomato slices to this quick salad. To increase the quantity you can add puffed rice with a twist of lemon which gives it a tangier taste.
The same dish but tomato slices replacing the biscuits below:
Samosa is probably the only snack food that is found all over India in different shapes tastes and sizes and is also favorite chaat in many parts of India. It can make for a perfect tea-time snack on a dull rainy day. These can also be the perfect appetizers before embarking on a rich Indian meal
In case you didn’t know, Samosa is a stuffed pastry / dumpling usually filled with either vegetables or meat. Though it is also prepared by baking, most Indian varieties are deep-fried. Previously I had posted a video on how to prepare Samosa
North Indian Samosas usually have a filling of mashed potatoes and are served with Chutneys. The South Indian varieties are filled with a mixture of vegetables and Chutneys are usually not part of the standard menu when serving them.
Perhaps the most difficult part in making a Samosa is getting those perfect triangular shapes. But with a little practice and a little more food love, you should be able to make them without a problem (like my mom says ).
Serve them as an appetizer with Mint Chutney or thoroughly enjoy them as an evening snack.
Three Samosa Recipes are featured here:
Mixed Vegetable Samosa
Also included (see at the end) is a Green Chutney recipe to serve your Samosas.
Samosa Tip: To get crispy samosa outer cover, add some rice flour to the dough. You can also add a pinch of soda to the cooking oil to add to the crispiness. Continue reading →
Soya is one of the richest sources of protein, yet it finds only a small place in Indian cooking. I’m not sure why ; maybe there are fewer Indian recipes that you can make out of Soya. Soya – based dishes can not only be tasty but healthy too! Replace Paneer with Soya chunks or granules (available in most grocery stores) and you can make delicious evening snacks or tantalizing curries for your Rotis.
There are three Soya recipes – Indian style featured here:
1. How to make ‘Indian – Chinese’ Soya Manchurian (an alternative to Gobi Manchurian)
2. Soya Dosa – A healthy dish of this South Indian bread variety
3. Soya in Kofta Curry – Perfect for a weekend menu