Burnt Ginger Garlic Vegetable Fried Rice

When it comes to cooking delicious food, always make sure never to compromise on good quality ingredients. Try your best to find the the best possible quality available. There are so many different kinds of rice. If you want each cooked grain of rice separate from one another, it is important to use rice of a good brand.

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Cayenne Pepper Garlic Chutney

I have clearly fallen in love with this chutney. As soon as one batch gets over, I yearn to make another batch of this delicious super delicious goodness. It is mildly spicy and full of flavor. Serve it up with your favorite munchies or use it as a spread. I bet it will go well with mostly any dish you name. It is easy to prepare and store as well.

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Pasta in Green Chili and Homemade Alfredo Sauce

Pasta is definitely my weakness. I can hog onto a good plate of pasta at anytime of the day. Moreover, it is such a flexible dish to prepare and requires no fixed ingredients. The one I have made here is light on the palate and at the same time quite flavorsome as well. Also, over here I have prepared Alfredo Sauce with wheat flour. It is a healthier and an easier option and there are very less chances of lumps being formed while preparing the sauce. It was pretty weird for me to try it out with wheat flour for the first time, but surprisingly it tasted the same as the actual white sauce. Since then, I prefer to make white sauce the way I’ve mentioned below. Hope you all give it a try. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Basic Paneer Kofta Curry

A few of my lovely readers have been insisting me to prepare Indian dishes for my blog. One of my friends mentioned she was looking for some good kofta curry recipe. I suggested I’d make the dish and post it here. A little bit of preparation time is required for making the koftas. Once you’re through with that it takes no time at all for the rest of the preparation. It tastes best with rice. Best part about Indian dishes is that you can add your own favorite spices in different quantities. If you like spicy food, add more green chili. You can vary spices according to your own taste. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Easy Hard-Shell Tacos with Papadums/Papad

I love hard shell tacos. The crunchiness, juiciness – the combination with all the cheese and the fresh veggiesโ€ฆ. It is like a circus going on in your mouth! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Without doubt it is a messy and fun snack to devour. It has been quite a while since I’ve been meaning to make this delightful recipe; the plan just kept on getting delayed. It is a very quick and light recipe to prepare.

Best part about this snack is you are free to add your favorite ingredients like corn, mushrooms, olives, whatever suits your taste buds best. Make these papadums in advance and store them in an air-tight container. Hope you all like the idea. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Mexican Tomato Colored Rice

As I had mentioned in my earlier post, I would be sharing a recipe from the Authentic Mexican Recipe Book I had won. So, here I am. ๐Ÿ™‚ It took a while for me to pick one, out of so many delicious recipes. I realized I didnโ€™t have any rice based dishes on my blog. I turned to the rice section of the book and picked out this lovely tomato rice recipe.

The rice is bursting with different flavors. You will get to taste the tanginess from the tomatoes with a hint of chili. In addition to that onion, ginger and garlic form the basis of the dish. You can add your choice of vegetables. I did not follow the exact recipe form the book. Although, I have attached the original recipe from the book towards the end.

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YEY! I received my prize today :)

I had sent myย  Easy Homemade Nacho Chips recipe to the Mexican Food Contest on instructables.com and I won the first prize along with four other contestants. Isn’t it Cool? ๐Ÿ™‚ I received the package today consisting of a Reversible Mexican Griddle, an Authentic Mexican Recipe Book from which I will definitely make something and share the recipe here. ๐Ÿ™‚ , and a cute instructables apron.

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Receiving a package is always so exciting! :p Have a lovely weekend everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

Summer Coolant Salad Recipe

Fresh Mint Leaves. Cucumber. Curd. being the main ingredients of this recipe led me to name it Summer Coolant Salad. Pasta gives body to the salad, peanuts give the salad a nice crunch; whereas, the rest of the ingredients enhance the taste of the dish. It is refreshing and at the same time very nutritious.

It is important to eat the right kind of foods during summers because they help keep you cool and hydrated. Curd contains good bacteria that increases the immunity level in the body and helps in digestion too. I have curd everyday in the form of Lassi (half glass curd, half glass water, a pinch of freshly ground black pepper and black salt). It tastes delicious. ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  Needless to say, mint is a perfect summer herb. I love the strong aroma that comes from fresh mint leaves. It is so soothing. I really enjoyed this recipe, hope you all do too. ๐Ÿ™‚ You can adjust the quantity of the ingredients as per your taste.

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Black Chickpea (kala chana) Paranthas

A few years ago, I had these paranthas for the first time at my aunt’s house. They were really delicious and thought to myself; I had to make them for sure when I get back home. I did try them out and was liked by all. ๐Ÿ™‚ Recently, this recipe came to my mind and decided to make them again. This timeย I improvised it a little. I added grated carrots to the filling. It only made the entire dish yummier.

Black Chick pea is darker and smaller in size than your regular white chickpea. They are full of protein and fiber. They are also an excellent source of iron. Adding carrots to the recipe makes it even more nutritious. We all know how nutritious carrots are.. Right? ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  This dish is flavor packed, easy to make and filling as well. In case you are making it for little kids, you can add grated cheese too. It is not necessary to put the same quantity of ingredients to the filling. You can vary it according to your taste.

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Strawberry Frozen Yogurt in Chocolate Cups

Strawberry is always such a fun ingredient to work with in the kitchen, because of its lovely aroma, its juicy texture and awesome sweet taste. It blends so well with chocolate, I decided to combine the two and whipped up a quick easy dessert. There are so many ways to consume this amazing dessert, really–Imagination is the key!

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Lemony Ginger Soupy Noodles

In the past one year, I seem to have developed a rare fondness for South Korean dramas/films. It all started after a friend gave me this long list of K-dramas to watch. Just randomly, I picked out Boys over Flowers not knowing how famous this show already was. Since then, even after I finished with my friend’s list, I continued to create my own list of favorites. I recently watched Let’s Eat. It is highly recommended for a food lover. The food scenes on the show will urge you to rush to your kitchen and get something to eat for yourself. :p (Not joking)! Now, I am also keen on knowing more about Korean Cuisine. This dish is inspired from all the different kinds of food stuffs that I have seen on South Korean Films/Dramas. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Noodles are my ultimate weakness. I am ever ready to make room for noodles in my tummy. I have made this recipe once before but hadnโ€™t clicked any pictures so, I could not post it. I was too hungry and a tad lazy. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Most of the time, my laziness tends to get in the way! Anyhow, it was really delicious and wanted to share it on my blog. Therefore, I decided to make it again. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Fusilli with Baked Eggplant and Marinara Sauce

I simply adore pasta; both cooking and eating it, of course. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I like to try them out with different flavors and sauces. Sometimes, they turn out great and a few other times–let’s just say, not so great! Eggplant/Aubergine/Brinjal- whatever name suits you best– in  pasta might not be a new combination, but I was trying to make it for the first time. I was a little hesitant at first wondering what if it becomes too lacy or the taste of eggplant overpowers the whole dish? Thankfully, nothing like that happened. ๐Ÿ™‚ It just gave a subtle flavor to the whole dish and gelled very well with the tomatoes.

Did you know: Eggplant tastes bitter in its raw form. Therefore, the fruit should go through a process called ”degorging” which involves soaking sliced or diced vegetables/fruits in salt water, resulting in loss of moisture and removal of the bitterness from them. Make sure to rinse them in clean water before use. This process also reduces oil absorption of the vegetables.

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Lazy Creamy Potatoes- Indian Style

Now, why would I name this dish lazy? I could have simply called it Dahi Aaloo (Potatoes cooked with curd) or something like that. It was only after I assembled my ingredients and got down to chopping, I realized I barely had anything to chop for this dish. No peeling and dicing potatoes! Very little chopping involved. Otherwise, in most cases preparing for the dish takes more time than cooking it. It is a perfect recipe for someone is looking for a less preparation dish.

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Mango Cheesecake

From the moment I made Chocolate Cheesecake with homemade cream cheese, it was certain I would be trying it out with different flavors, as the cheesecake was such a super hit at home. Everybody really enjoyed relishing it and I enjoyed looking at them enjoying it. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Seriously, it is such a bliss! It is like all the hard work in the kitchen has paid off well.

Summer is around the corner and the fruit and vegetable markets are undergoing a colorful makeover. Mangoes, strawberries, grapes, papaya, oranges, melonโ€ฆso many juicy fruits have arrived..!! So, mango being one of my favorites in desserts, this time I decided to go for lovely sweet mangoes. I also went to the market looking for mango flavored biscuits, but instead found custard flavor ones. This is the one I have used for the base. I think cardamom flavor would also go well with mango. What say?

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Hearty Impression Sandwich

Start your day in a different way. What say? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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This particular idea just came to me out of the blue! I think it is quite a fun way to pep up the way your sandwich looks. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Give your plain sandwich slice a new twist. You can use different cookie-cutter shapes, involve kids in the kitchen! I am pretty sure they will enjoy making it tooโ€ฆI have used garlic bread here along with a savory filling!

How about dipping your cookie cutter in chocolate sauce for a chocolate (Nutella) sandwich! Dip it in jam for the PBJ Sandwich! I think options become limitless once you begin to use your imagination.

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This is what you will need :-

Ingredients

Slices of bread

Sandwich Filling- Tomato, spinach, cottage cheese cubes, onion, butter, green chili, 1 tsp fresh cream, 1 tsp tomato chili sauce, oregano seasoning, salt and black pepper

Heart-Shaped Cookie Cutter

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Method

  • Dip your cookie cutter into ketchup and place it on your slice HALF way through.

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  • Place one slice in your non-stick pan. Spread the filling and cover it with another slice. Toast on both sides and serve.

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If you are making it for someone special– just for fun you can cut it in two halves and ask them to join it… Just like a fun message! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚