Roasted Sewai Kheer (Vermicelli Pudding) !!

Onmyplate today is a sweet dish ” Roasted Sewai Kheer (Vermicelli Pudding)” which is nutritious and full of energy!!

I love this dish a lot since it’s easy to cook, sweet, tasty and doesn’t require too many ingredients 🙂

ingredients::

  • Full cream Milk 1 L
  • Roasted Sewai (Vermicelli) 1/2 cup
  • Cashew 1/4 cup
  • Raisins 1 tbsp
  • Cardamom 2-3 crushed
  • Sugar 4-5 tbsp or according to the taste

Preparation::

  • Boil milk add let it dry in low heat till it’s half the quantity
  • Keep stirring so that the milk doesn’t stick to the bottom of the vessel
  • Now add vermicelli and mix well
  • Cook for 5 minutes and check if the vermicelli is soft
  • Add cashew, raisins and sugar and mix well
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes in low heat and then add crushed cardamom
  • Remove from heat and refrigerate it for 30 minutes
  • Serve chilled!!

Shimla Mirch- Aaloo ki sabji (Capsicum-Potato Curry) !!

Onmyplate today is “Shimla Mirch- Aaloo ki sabji (Capsicum-Potato Curry)”.

This beautiful combination is very special as addition of potatoes and tomatoes help to get rid of the bitter taste and is loved by the children too since many of them do not like capsicum at all!!

Ingredients::

  • Capsicum 1 medium cut into small pieces
  • Potatoes 2 medium thinly sliced
  • Onion 2 medium thinly sliced
  • Tomato 2 medium chopped
  • Fresh Green chili 1 chopped
  • Haldi (Turmeric) 1/4 tsp
  • Red chili powder 1/4 tsp
  • Panch-phoran 1/2 tsp
  • Salt 1/2 tsp or according to taste
  • Oil 2 tbsp

Preparation::

  • Heat oil in a fry pan and add panch-phoran and let it crackle
  • Add fresh green chili, potatoes, salt, haldi, red chili powder and mix well
  • Cover the lid and cook in low heat till the potatoes are soft
  • Now add the capsicum and mix well
  • Cover the lid and cook for 2 minutes in low heat
  • Remove the lid from the pan and stir
  • Now spread the sliced onions over the capsicum and potatoes
  • Without mixing it, cover the lid and cook for 2 more minutes in low heat
  • You may notice the discoloration of the onions
  • Now mix it well and add the tomatoes
  • Cover the lid once again and cook in low heat for 2-3 minutes
  • Once the tomatoes are soft remove from heat
  • Serve hot with parathas!!

Dhaniya ki Chutney (Coriander Sauce) !!

Onmyplate today is “Dhaniya ki Chutney (Coriander Sauce)” made from fresh coriander leaves.

This chutney (sauce) is easy to prepare (time saving), delicious in taste and can be used with any snack!!

Ingredients::

  • Fresh Coriander leaves 2 cups chopped
  • Garlic 5-6 cloves
  • Fresh green chili 1-2
  • Lemon juice 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Salt 1/2 tsp or according to taste

Preparation::

  • Take coriander leaves in a mixer jar and add garlic, salt, lemon juice and fresh green chili
  • Mix well and blend till it is a smooth paste
  • Serve with snacks!!

Stuffed Paneer (cottage cheese) Paratha!!

Onmyplate today is ” Stuffed Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Paratha”!!

Apart from being loved by children, paneer is a great source of Calcium and Vitamin D and very healthy…

Ingredients:

  • Atta (Whole wheat flour) 1 cup or for 3-4 parathas
  • Fresh Paneer 1 cup mashed
  • Onion 1 medium chopped
  • Tomato 1 small chopped
  • Haldi (Turmeric) 1/4 tsp
  • Red chili powder 1/4 tsp
  • Fresh green chili 1 chopped
  • Ajwain (Carom) seeds 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala 1/4 tsp
  • Lemon juice 1 tbsp
  • Salt 1/2 tsp or according to taste

Preparation::

  • Take whole-wheat flour in a bowl and add salt and sufficient water to knead into a dough
  • Apply oil, cover and set aside
  • Heat oil and add ajwain, onions, green chili, red chilli powder, salt, garam masala and stir
  • Fry till the onions are golden or light brown in color, ensure that it doesn’t turn too brown
  • Now add tomatoes and fry till the tomatoes are soft
  • Add the mashed paneer and fry in low heat for 2 minutes
  • Remove from heat and add the lemom juice and mix well
  • Now divide the dough into equal portions, the size of your regular chapatis
  • With your palm, flatten a dough and using one hand, press the sides of the ball to form a hallow to fit the paneer ball. The middle should be thick and sides should be thin
  • Place the filling into the ball and cover the sides
  • Run it around the palm so that it gets closed well
  • Dust some flour on your palm and and press the dough
  • Then gently press till its flat
  • Ensure you don’t press too much and make the stuffed paneer to come out
  • Heat a tawa (Iron flat bottom utensil) and smear oil
  • Once the paratha is pressed, with all the sides evenly spread, gently place on the hot tawa
  • Reduce the flame to medium and let it bubble up. Turn it around and spread oil around the parathas
  • The parathas taste better if the oil is spread to the sides too. Cook till both sides turn a golden brown
  • Serve hot with curd or pickles or drop a dab of butter if you like!

Pyaj ke pakore (Crispy Onion Fries) !!

Onmyplate today is a easy to cook snack which is healthy, crispy, crunchy and delicious in taste!!

I have given a new addition to the fries with flour which makes it more tasty and crunchy!!

Here goes the recipe for “Crispy Onion Fries ( Pyaj ke pakore)”

Ingredients::

  • Maida (flour) 1 cup
  • Besan (chickpea flour) 2 tbsp
  • Onion 2 medium thinly sliced
  • Haldi (turmeric) 1/4 tsp
  • Red chili powder 1/2 tsp
  • Salt 1/2 tsp or according to taste
  • Aamchur (dry mango powder) 1/2 tsp
  • Baking powder 1 pinch
  • Oil for deep fry

Preparation::

  • Take a mixing bowl and add maida, besan, salt, haldi, red chili powder, baking powder, aamchur and mix well
  • Now add 1/2 cup water and make a smooth thick paste, add little water if required
  • Add onions to the paste and mix well and keep it aside for 5 minutes
  • Heat oil in a kadhai (deep fry pan) in high heat
  • Lower the heat and take one tablespoon of the paste and drop it slowly in the oil
  • You may add paste for 4-5 fries together in the kadhai
  • Cook the fries in low heat till golden brown in color
  • Both the sides should be cooked well before removing from the flame
  • Serve hot with sauce of your choice!!

Happy Dussehra!!

Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu Maatri rupena sansthita I
Namestasyai II Namestasyai II Namestasyai II
Namo Namah II
Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu Shakti rupena sansthita I
Namestasyai II Namestasyai II Namestasyai II
Namo Namah II
Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu Buddhi rupena sansthita I
Namestasyai II Namestasyai II Namestasyai II
Namo Namah II
Ya Devi Sarva Bhutesu Laxmi rupena sansthita I
Namestasyai II Namestasyai II Namestasyai II
Namo Namah II

II Meaning of  Devi Mantra  II

To the Divine Goddess who resides in all existence in the form of universal mother
To the Divine Goddess who resides in all existence in the form of energy
To the Divine Goddess who resides in all existence in the form of intellegence
To the Divine Goddess who resides in all existence in the form of true wealth
We bow to her, we bow to her, continually we bow to her

Onion & Tomato tawa Patty

Onmyplate today is a delicious recipe “Onion & Tomato tawa Patty” which I experimented yesterday while trying to make a comfort food. This is a combination of frankie and roasted paratha which is served hot with sauce.

I have given this dish a name of “tawa Patty” as it is cooked on tawa; a flat iron utensil used to cook chapatis or Indian bread. It is mouth watering and delicious in taste and apart from this it is easy to cook with minimal ingredients handy at home.

A healthy and tasty snack perfect for high tea. Try if you like and share your experience!!

Ingredients::

  • Maida (Flour) 1/2 cup
  • Onion 1 medium cut into thin rings
  • Tomato 1 medium cut into thin rings
  • Fresh Green chili 1 chopped
  • Red chili flakes 1/4 tsp
  • Mayonnaise 1 tbsp
  • Tomato sauce 1 tsp
  • Salt 1 pinch
  • Black salt 1/4 tsp or according to taste
  • Oil 1 tbsp

Preparation::

  • Take a bowl and add Maida, salt, 1 tsp oil, 1/4 cup water; mix well and knead into a smooth dough
  • Divide it into two equal portions
  • Roll the dough into thin chapatis of 5-6 inches diameter
  • Take one of the chapatis and spread Mayonnaise evenly on it, leaving 1/2 inch on the sides
  • Now take onion rings and spread it over the Mayonnaise
  • Then add tomato rings and finely add another layer of onion rings
  • Now add fresh green chili, red chili flakes and sprinkle black salt
  • Top the filling with tomato sauce
  • Dip your fingers in the water and wet the sides left near the filling
  • Now cover the fillings with the second chapati
  • Press the sides of the chpatis with the tip of your fingers so that the fillings doesn’t come out
  • Heat the tawa and smear little oil
  • Now place the patty on the tawa and cook it in low heat
  • Drop few drops of oil from the sides and few drops over the patty
  • Turn it to the other side in 1-2 minutes since by this time it would turn light brown in color
  • Now add few more drops of oil from the sides and cook in low heat for 1-2 minutes
  • Remove from heat and serve hot with sauce of your choice!!