Sunday, June 28, 2020

Tandoori Veg Platter

      Why go for a restaurant when you can make the same exotic starter at your home... Very easy to make with very less ingredients and low fat too. You can create it with just two to three vegetables or a whole bunch....


Paneer - 100 gms
Potato - 1 large
Sweet potato - 1 small
Onion - 1 med size
Tomato - 1 medium size
Babycorn - 6 to 8
Capsicum - 1 small
Cauliflower - 8 to 10 pieces
Zucchini - 1/2 

For marination:

Curd (whisked) - 1 cup
Ginger paste - 1 tsp
Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Kasoori methi - 2 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Roasted gram flour - 2 tbsp
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 to 3 tsp


Cut all the vegetables in big chunks. Also cut paneer into pieces.

Boil little water and salt. Add the cauliflower and cook for 5 minutes to clean it. Strain it and put in a large bowl.

Boil potatoes, sweet potato and baby corn in water till they are 3/4 done. Strain them in put in the bowl.

Rest all the vegetables add it to the bowl raw.

Now add curd, chilli powder, salt, turmeric, ginger and garlic paste, garam masala, gram flour, kasoori methi and tsp of oil and mix well. Coat all the vegetables properly. 

Allow it to rest for 30 mins...

Now arrange them in the tandoor sticks and roast them on pan with little oil.

If you have oven then roast them in oven at 200°c for 30 to 40 mins based on the oven capacity.

Serve hot with some lemon wedges and pudina chutney...

A wholesome healthy evening snack loaded with vegetables with very less oil. Kids will love this and will ask you to make it again...

Enjoy Cooking!!!

Friday, June 5, 2020

Aloo Paneer Seekh Kabab

      This is pure vegetarian and can be made healthy too by using very less oil. 


Potato - 2 
Paneer - 100 gms
Onion - 1
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tsp
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Dry mango powder - 1 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Gram flour - 2 tsp
Coriander leaves chopped - 1/4 cup


Boil and mash the potatoes. To this add crushed paneer and mix.

Chop onion finely and add to it. Also add coriander.

Now add all other ingredients like garam masala, cumin powder, coriander powder, dry mango powder, chilli powder, turmeric, salt and mix well.

Roast gram flour till it turns golden. Then add it to the mix. Mix everything well.

Take a satay stick and apply the mixture over it. Bind it well.

Heat a pan and place the sticks on them. Brush little oil over them and roast them golden brown on all sides.

Serve hot with ketchup or pudina chutney...

Enjoy Cooking!!!

Thursday, June 4, 2020


    This a protein rich food which can be eaten as it is for an evening snack or with Chapathi.
This is also called as usli in some parts of Karnataka.


Black Channa - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Fresh grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Green chillies - 3 to 4
Oil - 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Channa dal - 2 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 5 to 10
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida - 1 pinch


Wash and soak the channa for atleast 4 to 5 hrs.

Pressure cook it with little salt for three whistles.

Now heat a pan and add oil. Add mustard seeds.

Once it splutters , add channa and urad dal. When they turn golden brown, add curry leaves and chopped green chillies. Fry well.

Now add turmeric and asafoetida.

Strain the water from the channa and add the channa to the pan. Mix well.

Cook for five more minutes and add little salt as required. 

Now add fresh grated coconut and mix well. Turn off the heat.

Serve hot as an evening snack.

Enjoy Cooking!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Masala Chapathi

 If you are travelling or just going out for a long day and don't want to eat anything outside, then this recipe is perfect. Just apply little bit of pickle on top of it and roll it and you have food on the go. 
 This is my grandmother's recipe, so a little more close to my heart..


Wheat flour - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Ghee - 3 to 4 tbsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Dry mango powder - 1 tsp
Maida - 2 tsp
Kasuri methi - 2 tsp


Mix wheat flour, salt and a tsp of oil and knead it into dough.

In a bowl, add all the other ingredients like chilli powder, turmeric, garam masala, dry mango powder, kasuri methi and maida and mix well. Add little salt to it.

Take a little bit of dough and roll it. Now apply ghee to it and sprinkle the masala over it.

Now fold it into pleats as we do for laccha paratha. Roll it and tuck it in...

Now again make Chapathi from the dough. Roast on both sides with little oil. 

When the Chapathi is still hot fold it a bit on all sides so that you can observe the layers.

Serve hot with ketchup, raitha or pickle..

Enjoy Cooking!!!

Monday, June 1, 2020

Set Dosa

      Very famous variety of dosa popular in restaurants. It's generally served with sagu and chutney. 


Rice - 2 cups
Urad dal - 1 cup
Poha /Avalakki - 1/4 cup
Curd - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Cooking soda - 1/4 tsp
Oil for Dosa


Soak rice and urad dal in 4 cups of water. Wash the poha and soak it in curd for around 4 to 5 hrs.

Grind rice, urad dal, poha together with water. Let it form a semi thick batter.

Now add sugar, salt, soda and mix well. Allow it to ferment for a minimum of 8 hrs.

Once fermented, adjust the consistency with little water. The batter should not slide on the tava.

Now heat the tava and pour the batter. Close the lid and cook for 2 mins.

Flip the dosa and remove it from pan after 10 to 15 secs.

Serve hot with chutney or sagu or both 🙂

Enjoy Cooking!!!