Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Paneer Babycorn Jalfrezie

For today's post I am sharing one of my favorite jalfrezi recipes - Paneer Babycorn Jalfrezi which is an Indian side dish (sabji or dry curry) served with Rice/Naan/Roti/Chapati or any Indian flatbread of choice. Jalfrezi actually means "stir fry" or "hot fry" and it originated as a way to use leftovers by frying meat and veggies in chilli,onions and tomatoes. But over the years Jalfrezi has gained immense popularity and is no longer just a dish to use leftovers but instead a delicacy. You will find many restaurants having variety of jalfrezi dishes on their menu. 

Monday, May 19, 2014

Naan Pizza

Typically a pizza comprises of a base topped with a sauce, cheese, veggies/meat which is then baked. The Naan Pizza is based on the exact same model (if i may call that) just that we are using our Indian Naan bread as base instead of making one from scratch or using a store bought one as i did for my Onion Capsicum Cheese Pizza recipe. Infact I found Naan pizza to be a quicker, healthier and tastier homemade pizza option when compared to store/restaurant bought pizza. I happened to make this pizza as a lazy lunch option with the leftovers I had in my fridge. Although I love the pizza from the various pizza joints I sometimes find them too greasy so I decided not to use any oil or butter for this one. Took the Naan, layered it with my favorite tomato ketchup, topped it with some paneer, veggies and cheese and baked it at 425F for 10-15 mins. Nothing fancy at all. But surprisingly this pizza turned out really crispy and yummy. Loved it so much that had to share it with you all. Its definitely a healthier feast for pizza lovers like me.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Oreo Pops

Oreo Pops are basically chocolate covered oreos on a stick with some decorative sprinkles/designs on them giving them a candy/lollipop like look . These pretty looking sweets make great treats/goodies/favors for kids birthday parties and for other occasions too like Christmas/Valentines day party. I made these pops on my baby's (Rhea's) 1st birthday party along with the Pink & White Marshmallow Pops. These stay good for weeks when stored airtight so you can make these well inadvance to avoid any last minute rush. As much the kids liked these pops the adults enjoyed them too. 

Monday, May 5, 2014

Corn Capsicum Fritters - Corn Capsicum Pakora

Nothing beats the combination of a hot cup of tea and garma garam pakoras.  So here is another pakora recipe. Corn Capsicum Fritters (Pakoras) are light and crunchy textured snacks/appetizers made by sauteing some onions,corn and capsicum (bell peppers) along with spices and then mixing with all purpose flour and corn flour. For these fritters, I prefer to skip the gram flour (besan) unlike in Onion Fritters (Pakora) as it usually makes these fritters dense. You could shallow or deep fry these fritters. Serve these with some Green Chutney and/or tomato ketchup.