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!!
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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!!

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!!

Crunchy Fruit & Toast Custard Delight!!

Yippee!! have touched the milestone of 125 + followers……….. 🙂   🙂

Today’s special dish is Yummy, Crunchy, Delicious and Healthy which is dedicated to all my FRIENDS who have liked my blog and motivated me to continue blogging for The TASTE of India…Cheers!

Here goes the recipe for Crunchy Fruit & Toast Custard Delight!!

Ingredients::

  • Milk 500 ml
  • Custard Powder 2 tbsp
  • Pomegranate 1/4 cup
  • Banana 1 small cut into rings
  • Sugar 3-4 tbsp or according to taste
  • Cashew 15-20 pieces chopped
  • Almonds 8-10 finely cut width wise
  • Bread slice 2 cut into squares of 2 inches ( sides removed)
  • Oil for deep fry

Preparation::

  • Take 1/4 cup hot milk and add custard powder and make a smooth paste
  • Now boil the remaining milk and remove from heat
  • Add the custard paste into the milk and stir
  • Heat it in low flame and cook for 2-3 minutes
  • Keep stirring so that the paste doesn’t stick to the bottom of the vessel
  • Remove from heat and let it cool
  • Now add the dry fruits, pomegranate and banana and mix well
  • Refrigerate it for 1-2 hrs
  • In the meanwhile heat oil in a deep fry pan
  • Take the bread pieces and deep fry in low flame till golden brown in color
  • Cut the pieces further into small squares and refrigerate it for 30 minutes
  • Now take a serving cup and layer 6-7 crunchy bread pieces and then top it with custard delight
  • Serve chilled!!

Zeera Lauki (Bottle gourd with Cumin Curry)

Bottle gourd (Lauki) is a rich source of nutrients like fiber, iron and Vitamin C. This vegetable is indeed healthy and can be used in many vegetarian and non- vegetarian dishes.

Today’s special “Zeera Lauki” is simple and easy to cook with minimal ingredients handy at home.

Ingredients::

  • Lauki (Bottle gourd) 500 gm chopped
  • Tomato 2 medium chopped
  • Zeera (Cumin) seeds ½ tsp
  • Haldi (Turmeric) ¼ tsp
  • Salt ½ tsp or according to taste
  • Red chili powder ½ tsp
  • Red chili 1-2
  • Oil 1 tbsp

Preparation::

  • Heat oil in the kadhai (Fry pan) and add zeera (cumin) seeds with red chili and let it crackle
  • Now add Lauki, salt, haldi, red chili powder and mix well
  • Cover the kadhai with a lid and let it cook for 5 minutes in low heat, keep stirring in a little while
  • Check if the Lauki is soft then add tomatoes and cook in low heat
  • In 5-10 minutes the tomatoes would turn soft
  • Mix the tomatoes well with Lauki and remove from the heat
  • Serve hot with Parathas!!

Vegetable Grilled Sandwich

This is an easy snack which is all time favorite for all the age groups. From your busy schedule take out few minutes and in no time a very healthy, light and yummy snack is ready for you!!

I have tried this on many occasions and it has always saved my time and energy both!!

So here’s the easy made perfect snack for your evening tea…….

Ingredients::

Bread Slice 2
Onion cut into rings 5-6 slices
Tomato cut nto rings 4-5 slices
Cucumber cut into thin round shape 5-6 slices
Black salt a pinch or according to taste
Red chili flakes ¼ tsp
Tomato Sauce ½ tsp
Butter ½ tsp
Processed Cheese Spread 1 slice

Preparation::

  • Take bread slices and spread butter on both the sides
  • Now take one slice and spread tomato sauce on it
  • Then evenly layer the base firstly by cucumber then onion and lastly by tomato
  • Sprinkle black salt, red chili flakes and cover the vegetables with cheese spread
  • Now take another bread slice and place it on top of the cheese spread
  • Heat the grill sandwich maker and place the breads and grill it for 3-4 minutes
  • Check if the bread has turned golden brown in color
  • Remove from the grill and cut diagonally with a sharp knife
  • Serve hot with sauce of your choice and tea!!