Showing posts with label Vegetarian. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vegetarian. Show all posts

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Steam Lemony Corn

Hi Guys,

After another long disappearing act, I am back. Bangalore has been keeping me busy with hardly anytime on weekends.

However, I am back with the bang as you can see that your favorite blog has a new look and much easier on the eye. And I promise you, recipes will keep on coming.

Just yesterday my wife went for veggie shopping and got a couple of corns from market. My kids love corn and so do I. But we miss the soft 'bhutta' that they sell in Delhi which is done in sand. It is oh so yummy and juicy. And I thought I might as well try something new. Not in sand though. :-)

This is what I ended up with and I have to admit, it just came out awesome, at least if I believe my wife and kids.

Steamed Corn with Lemon and Butter
Steamed Corn with Lemon and Butter

Steamed Corn with Lemon and Butter
Steamed Corn with Lemon and Butter

Thing is corn is super healthy and full of nutrition. If you have it this way, it just adds the flavour to the health.

Let me take you through simple recipe of this juicy and yummy corn:

Ingredients:


  1. 2 sweet corns.
  2. Lemon slice.
  3. Chopped coriander.
  4. Butter.

Method:
  1. First of all, steam the corn. Either in Microwave or in a pot. It will take only 10 minutes.
  2. Once it is steamed, take it out and let it rest.
  3. Heat the pan on medium heat.
  4. Add butter and just add corn. Don't wait for butter to melt.
  5. Saute it for 2 minutes.
  6. Add little salt as per taste.
  7. Squeeze lemon over it and give it a stirr.
  8. Garnish with chopped coriander.
Voila! it is done. This super easy corn is ready for you. Kids love it. You can find few more kids recipes on this link.

Thanks again for reading. Do rate the recipe and share your comments and feedback.

Love,
Raj

Friday, 13 March 2015

How to Make Perfect Hummus

Hummus or Hummus Recipe


Yesterday, I posted recipe for Pita Bread which came out awesome and is almost eaten in every meal in middle east. And I also talked about Hummus. so I could not really hold myself till Saturday and I called my mom in morning to soak the chickpeas so that I could make this wonderful healthy and delicious middle eastern dish on Thursday night itself.

Hummus with Tahini
Hummus with Tahini
Hummus is a traditional middle eastern dish and is actually eaten as a dip with fresh Pita Bread and is actually a snack. In Arabic, Hummus literally means ChickPeas. Today, what I am sharing is Hummus with TahiniTahini is an integral part of Hummus and cannot be substituted. It is actually white Sesame seeds paste. You can exclude it if you want.

Nutritional Information: (Source: Wikipedia)

Hummus is high in Iron and Vitamin C and also has significant amounts of folate and Vitamin B6. The chickpeas are a good source of protein and dietary fiber; the tahini consists mostly of sesame seeds, which are an excellent source of the amino acid methionine, complementing the proteins in the chickpeas. Depending on the recipe, hummus carries varying amounts of monounsaturated fat. Hummus is useful in vegetarian and vegan diets; like other combinations of grains and pulses, it serves as a complete protein when eaten with bread.




Hummus with Tahini
Hummus with Tahini

There can be more variations for Hummus but today it is the basic traditional Hummus that you will get.

Recipe:
Ingredients:

  1. 2 cups Chikpeas soaked overnight. Well boiled.
  2. Liquid left from boiled chickpeas. Around 1/2 cup.
  3. Crushed Garlic
  4. 1 and 1/2 tablespoon of White Sesame seeds. Soaked in water for few hours. Now, you may even dry roast sesame seeds and add into Hummus if you do not like the raw taste.
  5. Salt to taste.
  6. Lemon Juice.
  7. Coriander for garnishing.
  8. 4 Table spoons Olive Oil

Monday, 9 March 2015

Dahi Bhalla Katori

Dahi Bhalla or Dahi Bhalla Recipe


Come Holi and come those specific dishes like Dahi Bhalla or Dahi Vada ann Gujiya. Though I am not a meetha fan, but I do love Dahi Bhalla, well, not because my surname is also Bhalla. But just that it is such a nice Indian snack or chaat as you might call it.

You see in every market that you go in Delhi, there will be people eating away Pani puri, chaat, tikki and Bhalla Papdi. Even in marriages, this is a given you will get to eat it. But what we make at home is generally Dahi Bhalla sans the papdi.

So, this Holi, I thought of adding that papdi to Dahi Bhallas but in a different way. I got my idea from this Laccha Katori that is another nice indian snack. So, I came up with my own Dahi Bhalla Katori.
Dahi Bhalla
Dahi Bhalla Katori

Dahi Bhalla
Dahi Bhalla Katori

Now, as you would imagine how much fun it would have been to bite into it. The lovely taste of those Dahi Bhallas and crunch of the crispy katoris. It is actually fun when you give twist to those dishes favorite to all but in a way that it only adds and does not mess up with the flavors.

Lets get down to the recipe now.

Ingredients:
For Dahi Bhalla/Vada:

  1. Urad Dal (skin removed from Black Gram or White Lentils)
  2. Moong Dhuli Daal. (skin removed from Green Gram) This should be 1/3rd of the quantity of Urad dal. This dal helps to avoid gastric issues.
  3. Ginger Garlic Paste.
  4. Very finely chopped ginger.
  5. Chopped green chillies
  6. Salt to taste.
  7. Beaten Curd
  8. Meethi Chutney
  9. Green Chutney Optional
  10. Raisins. This is also optional.

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Uttapam on Bread

Uttapam or Uttapam Recipe


Bhavna again this side. Well, I am sure you must be getting all the non-veg recipes from Raj but It is me who gets in kitchen to cook something new and different with veggies.

Today is a simple Uttapam Recipe but with a twist and presented in a wonderful way which will make your kids and guests eat this famous south Indian dish with much desire.

Look at this pic and see how a boring dish (as per my Raj) can be turned into a super rockstar (as per Raj again).

Raj was home little late and as usual said that he is hungry. So he wanted something to eat with tea. Now, there are times like these when I start thinking on making something nice for him. And then came the idea of making Uttapam on Bread.

Uttapam
Uttapam on Bread

Uttapam
Uttapam on Bread







Now, Lets get down to the recipe. Most of you know how to make Uttapam but still I would share the recipe for that too:

Ingredients:
  1. Suji
  2. Chopped Onions
  3. Chopped Capsicum
  4. Chopped Tomatoes
  5. Little Cream.
  6. Salt and Pepper
  7. Chopped Green chillies.
  8. Chopped Coriander (optional)
  9. Bread slices
  10. Some water

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Desi Tortilla Wrap

Hi Friends,

One of the rare days when I wanted to cook something veggie and for my kids which is delicious and not spicy, I could think of fusion. While coming back from office thinking what could I make, the spark in my head told me to do a twist to spicy Tortilla Wrap recipe. You can even make this for kids' lunch box.

You might also want to look at Egg Bread Pitt recipe here, especially for kids.

Tortilla Wrap
Desi Tortilla Wrap
Tortilla Wraps basically come from Mexico and are known to be spicy as most Mexican food is. But this time what I will share with you is a nutritious and yummy recipe which not only tastes good but looks good and give something new to your kids. You will find that the recipe so much resembles Indian way of cooking.

The magic is in the stuffing which is suited to kids' taste buds but obviously you can modify to your liking, by this I mean spicy! 


Tortilla Wrap
Desi Tortilla Wrap

Here is the Desi Tortilla Wrap recipe:

Ingredients:
  1. Tortilla Wraps. You can get it from any grocery store.
  2. Rajma or Kidney Beans. Boiled nicely.
  3. Chopped Onions
  4. Roughly Chopped Tomatoes. We want them in the bite so don't chop them finely.
  5. Paneer cut in small cubes.
  6. Spinach - blanched.
  7. Salt and Pepper.
  8. Dried Mixed herbs
  9. Dhaniya power and Garam Masala.
  10. Mayonnaise

Valentine Italian Gnocchi

So, It was time for Valentines Day and I though of making something for my beloved wife, something that she would like to eat and also showcase my love for her.

Well, then I decided to go Italian as Italian symbolizes love and finesse. I made Italian Gnocchi in heart shapes.

Gnocchi
Valentine Italian Gnocchi


Now, I made this heart shaped and added that dash of Red as my own twist but you could make it any shape and leave out the carrots because original recipe does not have carrots.

Ingredients:
  1. Boiled or Baked Patatoes. Both work well, just grate them nicely so that they stay fluffy and light.
  2. Processed cheese.
  3. Parmesan Cheese
  4. 1 cup Refined Flour (Maida)
  5. Green Peas - Boiled.
  6. Carrots - Grated.
  7. 1 beaten egg. If you are vegetarian, leave out the eggs.
  8. Salt and Pepper for seasoning.
  9. 4 table spoons butter.

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Paneer Salt and Pepper

Paneer Salt and Pepper Recipe

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh..... My blog is called Chicken Shicken and I am posting a vegetarian dish? How come?
Well, people who don't eat non-veg, for them paneer is substitute of chicken, ain't it? LOL! Actually, I decided to do this post as I was getting many requests from friends to post something veg. So here it is!!!

First of all, this is a super easy and tasty snack which comes under Chinese cuisine. It's called salt and pepper because the only spices you use are salt and pepper. And it is healthy!

Here is how Paneer Salt and Pepper looks:


Paneer Salt and Pepper
Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Salt and Pepper

Ingredients:
  1. Paneer (Cottage Cheese) cut into rectangular size cubes. Ensure you get fresh paneer as its soft and not hard.
  2. Salt and Pepper
  3. Corn Flour enough to coat Paneer cubes.
  4. Chopped onions, chopped Spring Onions.
  5. Oil

Well yeah, thats all you need. :P