Monday, May 18, 2009

Aloo Tikki Recipe - A Potato Snack

Well, what can I say.. I was in mood for an Indian snacks and i love aloo tikki.nothing can match the taste of an indian sweet/snack.

1 cup boiled/mashed potatoes
1/2 cup boiled mashed peas
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp anardhana powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
Salt to taste

How to make..

- Mix mashed potatoes,peas ,chilli powder,masalas and salt.
- Make round balls and flatten to disc shape and cover with breadcrumbs
- Toast the above on a pre-heated tava (flat pan) by drizzling some oil.

That should be quick!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Eggplant Parmigiana Recipe

Italian dishes spring the taste buds in me.Olive garden is my all time favourite Italian restaurant ,not to forget their salads and minestrone soup.The aroma of italian spices in their tomato base is to die for.
For all eggplant lovers like me ,this is a must to try out.

1 Eggplant
1 bottle tomato basil sauce
1 1/2 cup of Italian Bread crumbs
2-3 tbsp of cornflour
2 cups of grated mozzarella cheese

How to make the Eggplant Parmigiana:
1) Peel the eggplant and cut into round pieces of medium thickness (about an inch or half).
2) Arrange neatly on a plate and sprinkle some salt. Leave for 10 minutes so that the eggplant can absorb the salt.
3) Make a thins paste out of cornflour and water and also keep aside some Italian floured breadcrumbs.
4) Take the eggplant ,dip it in the cornflour paste (remove extra paste) , roll it on the breadcrumbs and cover neatly.
5) Heat oil in a flat pan and shallow fry the eggplant until cooked and crisp. Keep the fried eggplant aside.
6) Heat another pan of medium size.keep on low flame and pour 1/4 bottle of Tomato Basil sauce, sprinkle mozzarella cheese for next layer, and carefully place 4 eggplants as the next layer, (or any number depending on size of pan) and sprinkle some oregano. Repeat step 6 to make layers of this dish and be careful that the eggplant does not break.Switch off the stove after the last layer is made.
7)Cook Spaghetti with a pinch of salt and some water for 10 minutes and filter the remaining water using a cauldron.
8) Add a tsp of Olive oil to the cooked spaghetti and add oregano to enhance the flavour.
9) Serve spaghetti with the eggplant.

Paneer Butter Masala - Vah Re Vah !

The Paneer butter masala I tried using Vah re Vah chef's recipe turned out simply delicious!!!

Below is his video on this easy 5 minutes recipe! Hope you enjoy as much as I did.

Truly Vah re Vah!