Stuffed Potato 

Stuffed potato. 

Very delicious kid’s favourite dish. Do you think potatoes are fattening. No its not. If it cooked in the right way, potatoes can be as healthy as other vegetables. 

Potatoes are very good source of vitamin B6,  potassium, copper, vitamin C, manganese, phosphorus, niacin, dietary fiber and pantothenic acid.

And the skin of potatoes contains more nutrients than the rest of the potato. So try to cook the potatoes with skin. Try out this stuffed potatoes with skin and enjoy the delicious taste. 

You can use the cheese as much as you like. I have made some with very little cheese and some so cheesy. Both are yummy. 

This post is going to be a part of #Foodiemonday #bloghop theme is stuffed veggies. And I have chosen potato. 

Potatoes stuffed with a mouthwatering onion, garlic, tomato and paneer/cottage cheese stuffing. A perfect starter for party.

 

Recipe 


Potatoes – 4 large size 

Onions – 2 finely chopped 

Garlic cloves – 3-4 minced 

Grated ginger – 1 teaspoon 

Paneer/cottage cheese – 1/2 cup crumbled 

Green peas – 1/2 cup frozen 

green chilli – 1-2 or as per your spice tolerance 

Salt to taste 

Tomatoes – 2 large chopped 

Capsicum – 1 chopped 

Cilantro – handful chopped 

Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon 

Chat masala powder – 1 teaspoon 

Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon 

Black pepper powder – 1 teaspoon 

Tomato ketchup – 2 teaspoon 

Oil – 2-3 tablespoon 

Cheese – 2 tablespoon + for sprinkle 

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Method 
Wash the potatoes. Make them half. Don’t peel. In a large microwavable bowl microwave them with 1/8 cup water for 3-4 minutes. It should be half cook. 

Let them cool. Scoop out the potatoes carefully leaving the sides. Make the shape like a boat. Sprinkle salt and pepper over them and keep aside. 

Heat oil in a pan. Fry the scooped small pieces in it. Fry till the potatoes turned golden brown. Remove from the oil. After cooling down mash them with potato masher or hand. 

Heat the oil again. Add minced garlic, green chilli and onion. Saute till the onion becomes translucent. Add ginger, capsicum, green peas and  chopped tomatoes. Saute till the tomatoes becomes mushy.

 Add salt cumin powder, chat masala powder, black pepper powder and turmeric powder. You can use red chilli powder or chilli sauce too if you like. Saute till the spices fry  well. You can add 1 -2 beaten egg if you like. Fry well. Now add crumbled paneer/cottage cheese,  mashed scooped potatoes and tomato ketchup.  Mix well. 

Let it dried up. Stir continuously. Add chopped cilantro and 2 tablespoon shredded cheese. Mix well and switch off the flame. 

Preheat the oven at 200° for 10 minutes. 

Fill the potato boats with the paneer/cottage cheese and spice mixture. Place them on a greased baking tray. Sprinkle some shredded cheese and drizzle oil over it. Use cheese as much as you like.

Bake at 200° for 15 – 20 minutes or until the colour change and the cheese melts. 

Serve hot. If you are making it for kids sprinkle double amount of cheese. They will love it. 

Enjoy the stuffed baked potato with tea or coffee.

Tricolour Savory Cake 

Tricolour savory semolina loaf cake. A cake with three different flavours, taste and colours. 
We are celebrating 70th Independence Day of our country today. India is a country with different language, religion and culture. Its a proud moment for every Indian. 

National flag of India is a national symbol. It is designed using three different colors . In the top is saffron which indicates the strength and courage of the country, White colour is in the middle which indicates peace and truth with navy blue Ashoka  Chakra, means wheel of law. And the last green colour indicates the fertility, growth and auspiciousness of the land. 

To celebrate this day I have made this tricolour savory cake. A very delicious and easy to make savory loaf cake. You can serve it as a snack with tea or coffee. Or pack in lunch box. I have made it without onion garlic. But you can use onion garlic too if you like. 



Recipe 

Semolina/suji  – 1 cup 

Curd  – 1 cup 

Grated ginger  – 1 teaspoon 

Baking soda  – 1/2 teaspoon 

Baking powder  – 1/2 teaspoon 

Salt  – 1 teaspoon or to taste 

Cumin powder  – 1 teaspoon 

Oil  – tablespoon 

Sliced fried onions  – 1/2 cup optional 

Garlic paste  – 1 teaspoon optional 

For green colour 


Chopped coriander leaves  – 1/2 cup
 

Frozen peas  – 1/2 cup 

Oil  – 1/2 tablespoon 

Rai or mustard seed  – 1/4 teaspoon
 

Green chilli  – 1 – 2

Lemon juice  – 2 teaspoon 

For white colour 


Fresh grated coconut  – 1/2 cup 

Lemon juice  – 1 teaspoon 

For orange colour 


Tomato  – 2 chopped 

Red chilli  – 1

Oil  – 1/2 tablespoon 

Rai or mustard seed  –  1/4 teaspoon 
Sesame seeds to sprinkle 

Method 


In a large bowl mix semolina, curd, salt, ginger, cumin powder and oil. Mix well and keep aside for 15 minutes. 

Grind the coriander, green chilli and peas. Make a smooth paste. Heat 1/2 tablespoon oil in a nonstick pan. Add the rai and let it crackle. Add the coriander, peas, and green chilli paste. Saute till the mixture dried up. Add lemon juice and keep aside.

Grind chopped tomatoes and chilli. If you don’t want to use red chilli. You can use red chilli powder according to your spice tolerance. Heat 1/2 tablespoon oil in a nonstick pan again. Add rai and let it splutter. Add the tomato paste. Saute till the mixture dried up.

Now add soda and baking powder in the Semolina/suji batter. If you are using onions and garlic, add them too. You can add any spices of your choice like garam masala, chaat masala or curry powder etc. Divide the batter in three different bowls.

Add the coriander, peas paste in one bowl and mix well  

Add the grated coconut and lemon juice in second bowl and mix. 

Add the tomato and red chilli paste in third bowl and mix well. 

Grease a loaf pan with oil or butter. Pour the green batter first. Make a layer of it. Label with a spoon. 

Now spread the white coconut batter over it. Label with a spoon. 

Spread the orange tomato batter over it. 

sprinkle some sesame seeds over it.
 

Preheat the oven at 180° for 10 minutes. Bake the loaf for 30 – 35 minutes. Check with a toothpick. Insert a toothpick in the middle. If its comes out clean its ready.

Let it cool on a wire rack. You can serve it hot too. 

Serve with any chutney or sauce. But I don’t need any chutney or sauce with it. Its spicy and delicious. 

Enjoy with tea or coffee as a snack.

Mix Veg Cutlets

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I have posted mix veg paratha few days ago. Now sharing the recipe of cutlet.

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I have made cutlets with remaining stuffing. Now sharing the recipe again. I have shallow fried the cutlets but you can deep fry too.

Recipe

Spinach  – 1 heaped cup chopped
Potatoes  – 2 medium boiled and mashed

Cauliflower  – 1 cup chopped

Green peas  – 1/2 cup

beetroot  – 2 small

Carrot  – 2 small

Ginger paste  – 1 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Coriander leaves  – 2 tablespoon chopped

Green chilli  – 2-3 finely chopped

Cumin seeds  – 1 teaspoon

Cumin powder  – 1 teaspoon

Garam masala powder  – 1/4 teaspoon

Chaat masala powder  – 1 teaspoon optional

Oil  – 2 tablespoon

Method

I have chopped the vegetables finely and ground them to make it quickly. You can grate them too. If you want to grind don’t make paste. Just grind for few seconds.

Boil and mash the green peas. I microwave them for 4 minutes and mashed.

Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a nonstick pan. Add cumin seeds and let it splutter. Add finely chopped green chilli and ginger paste. Stir and add spinach, cauliflower, peas, beetroot and carrot.

Stir well. Add salt too and all the spices. Saute till dried up completely. Add mashed potatoes and chopped coriander leaves.

Mix well. Saute for 2-3 minutes more. Switch off the flame.
Taste and adjust the seasoning.

Let the mixture cool. You can add chopped onion too. I didn’t. Add bread, bread crumbs or ground oats for binding.

I have added 2 bread slices. You can make it in two ways.
Make small balls and give them shape with your palm as you desire.

Now you can make it in two ways.
Give shape and roll on semolina or bread  crumbs. Shallow fry on a nonstick pan with little oil. I did it.

Or make a batter of 1-2 eggs with salt and pepper. If you don’t want to use egg make the batter with 1/2 cup all purpose flour and 2 tablespoon cornflour with salt and spices of your choice. Make a smooth thick batter without any lumps.

Dip the cutlets in egg or flour batter gently . Coat the batter all over the cutlets. Roll on bread crumb or semolina/suji and deep fry in oil.

Serve hot cutlets with any sauce or chutney.

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Nimki Or Mathri

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Our country India is known for it’s cultural and traditional festivals.  Because of it’s various culture and religion.

In India we celebrate and enjoy the different festival in every month.

Our country is full of diversity in the religions languages and culture.

We all are preparing for upcoming Diwali celebration. Making different kinds of savory and sweet snacks.

Today presenting a traditional snack recipe. A very common home made snack.

My mom and mom in-law made it very often and store to serve with tea or coffee.

Nimki or mathri. Crispy crunchy delicious snack made of all purpose flour.

But I mixed some whole wheat flour too. Nowadays we all try to avoid all purpose flour for health reasons. But you can use all purpose flour or maida only if you like.

I made it star shaped by a cookie cutter.
You can make it triangle shape or simply roll and cut into stripes. Like this

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For triangular shape take small ball out of the dough. Roll it in circle. Fold it in half moon shape. Then again fold it in a triangular shape.
Prick it allover with a fork or knife and fry.

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Recipe

Whole wheat flour  – 1 cup

All purpose flour/maida  – 1 cup

Onion seed or kalaunji – 1 teaspoon

Dried fenugreek leaves or kasuri methi – 1 teaspoon crushed

Salt – 1 teaspoon or to taste

Hot oil or ghee/clarified butter – 4 tablespoon

Soda –  1/4th teaspoon

Oil for frying

Method

Mix flour, soda, salt and crushed dried fenugreek leaves together.

Add the onion seeds and hot oil or ghee/clarified butter.

Add water slowly to knead the dough.

The dough shouldn’t be soft but a little hard so add water carefully. Make a firm dough and keep aside covered for 10-15 minutes.

Make balls and roll the dough with rolling pin.

Take a cookie cutter of your choice. Cut them in any shape.
You can make round mathri/nimki too.

Fry the mathri/ nimki in medium hot oil. Keep the flame low.

Fry till light browned and crisp.
I used dried fenugreek leaves. You can use mint or curry leaves too if you like.

Even you can add oregano or basil in the dough to get a different taste.

Add the spices as per your taste and enjoy.

You can store the mathri/nimki in a airtight jar for later use.

Serve with tea or coffee.

This post is going to be a part of #FoodieMonday #Bloghop #Theme savory Diwali Snacks.

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Masala Aalu Or Spicy Potato

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A no onion garlic recipe.
Spicy delicious masala aalu. Pair it with puri or paratha in breakfast. Or enjoy as a snack. And perfect for travel too.

Very quick and easy recipe. Needs only boiled potatoes and dry spices. Shallow fry and get delicious spicy potatoes.

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Recipe

Potatoes – 4 large boiled, peeled and chopped

Salt to taste

Cumin or jeera powder – 1 teaspoon

Coriander or dhania powder – 1 teaspoon

Turmeric or haldi powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Red chilli powder -1 teaspoon or as much your spice tolerance

Kashmiri red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

Garam masala powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Cumin seed or jeera- 1 teaspoon

Asafetida or hing – 1/2 teaspoon

Amchur or dry mango powder – 2 teaspoon

Ghee/clarified butter – 1 teaspoon optional

Oil – 2 tablespoon

Method

Heat oil in a pan add oil and cumin seeds. When the cumin seeds crackle add hing.

Add potatoes and salt. Fry till the potatoes becomes light brown. Add all the spices saute till the spices fry well.

Add amchur or dry mango powder and ghee/clarified butter . Mix well. And its ready.

Serve with puri or paratha in breakfast. Or enjoy the spicy delicious masala aalu as a snack.

Semolina And Flatten Rice Appe

 

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Appe or kuzhi paniyaram is a south Indian dish made of steaming batter.

Traditionally made from pulses and rice using a mould.
It can be made sweet and spicy both.

You can make it with very few ingredients and enjoy as a healthy snack.

I have shared sprouts appe earlier.
Today sharing one more appe recipe with semolina, flatten rice/chivra/poha, oats and flax seed.

Its super soft and delicious.  I didn’t tempered it. But you can temper it if you like. For tempering heat oil in a small pan add mustard seeds and let it splutter, add few curry and a pinch of asafetida. Saute and add in the batter.
You can make it without tempering too.

A healthy and tasty breakfast. Very easy and quick to make. You don’t have to grind any ingredient.

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Recipe

Semolina/suji – 1 cup

Chivra or flatten rice/poha – 1 cup ( soaked for 10 minutes, drained and mashed with hand or spoon)

Oats – 1/2 cup

Flax seed powder  – 2 tablespoon

Curd – 1 cup

Salt to taste taste

Cumin powder  – 1 teaspoon

Garam masala powder- 1/2 teaspoon optional

Chaat masala powder- 1 teaspoon, if you don’t have it then add 1 teaspoon lemon juice or 1/2 teaspoon dry mango powder.

Green chilli  – 2-3 chopped

Coriander leaves – handful chopped

Grated ginger- 1 teaspoon

Onion – 1 chopped optional

Soda – 1/2 teaspoon

Oil  – little to grease the mould

Water  – as required

Method

In a bowl mix semolina, oats, flatten rice/poha, curd, flax seed powder, salt and spices. Keep aside for 1/2 an hour.

Then add finely chopped onion  (optional), green chilli, coriander leaves and soda. Add enough water to get an idli batter like thick consistency.

Heat the appe pan on low medium flame and grease it with little oil. Pour a spoonful of batter into each mould. Cover the pan.

Keep the flame low. Cook till the outer surface becomes golden brown and then turn each appe upside down to cook the other side. Cook uncovered.

Serve hot with any chutney or sauce. Enjoy the super soft delicious appe.

Instant Kachauri Or Kachori

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We all love crispy crunchy kachori in breakfast. Specially in weekend.

Its a spicy snack. You can serve kachori for any meal. Its a delicious appetizer.

Normally we stuff kachauri or kachori with different stuffings.

But today sharing without stuffing recipe .

Quick and easy to make. Fulfill the sudden demand of kachauri with this instant kachauri recipe . You don’t need any grinding or filling.

Make it with very minimal ingredients. Just knead the dough roll and fry. Your delicious spicy crispy kachori is ready.

Enjoy it with any chutney, sauce,pickle, dum aalu, Spicy potato or any spicy curry. Even you can enjoy it without any side dish.

I didn’t added chilli so perfect for kiddos. You can add chilli powder or green chilli paste. Or serve with hot chilli pickle.

 

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Recipe

Whole wheat flour – 1 cup

Chick pea flour / bengal gram flour or besan – 1/2 cup

Ginger  – 1 inch piece grated

Grated garlic  – 1 tea spoon ( you can add more if you like garlicky flavour)

Salt to taste

Oil or clarified butter – 2 and 1/2 tablespoon

Cumin powder  – 1 tea spoon

Oil for deep fry

 

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Method

Combine all the ingredients.

Knead a semi soft dough using water.

Cover the bowl and keep aside for 15-20 minutes.

Now take a small amount of dough and roll with your palm to give a round shape.

Sprinkle little oil over the balls.

Roll out each portion with the help of a rolling pin.

Heat oil in a deep wok or kadhai and fry the kachauri on medium flame.

Press very lightly with a spatula.
When the kachori puffed up turn it.

Fry on low flame till light brown.

Kacauri is ready. Enjoy it with tea or coffee.