Gobi ke pakore (Cauliflower Fries)!!

Onmyplate today is a crunchy snack made of cauliflower which can be added to one’s regular diet as it’s a rich source of Vitamin C and dietary fibers.

You would love the cauliflowers in this form due to its crunchy and lovely taste!!

Here goes the recipe for Gobi ke pakore (Cauliflower Fries)!!

Ingredients::

  • Maida (All purpose flour)1 cup
  • Besan (chickpea flour) 4 tbsp
  • Gobi (cauliflower) 10-12 pieces
  • Ajwain (Carom) seeds 1/2 tsp
  • Baking powder 1/4 tsp
  • Haldi (Turmeric) powder 1/4 tsp
  • Red chili powder 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala powder 1/4 tsp
  • Salt 1/2 tsp or according to taste
  • Oil for deep fry

Preparation::

  • Take a mixing bowl and add maida, besan, ajwain, baking powder, haldi, red chili powder, garam masala, salt and mix well
  • Add 3/4 cup of water to make a thick paste, you may add little more water if required
  • Whisk it properly so that it doesn’t form any lump and turns into a smooth paste
  • Heat oil in a deep fry pan
  • Dip cauliflower pieces into the paste and deep fry in low flame till golden brown in color
  • Serve hot with your choice of sauce!!
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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!!

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!

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!!

Beetroot Pulao (Fried Rice)

Beetroot is one of the vegetables which is not only a store-house for Vitamin C and Iron but also good for liver.

Today’s special recipe “Beetroot Pulao” is super healthy, easy to cook, beautiful to look at and delicious in taste!!

Ingredients::

  • Beetroot 1 cup chopped
  • Basmati Rice 2 cups
  • Zeera (Cumin) seeds 1/2 tsp
  • Cinnamon 1/2 inch
  • Cardamom 3 crushed
  • Black Cardamom 1
  • Red Chili powder 1/4 tsp
  • Salt 1/2 tsp or according to taste
  • Ghee (clarified butter) 3 tbsp

Preparation:

  • Heat ghee in a pressure cooker and lower the heat
  • Now add zeera seeds, cinnamon, black cardamom and let it crackle
  • Rinse  the rice properly and add in the pressure cooker and stir well
  • Now add red chili powder, salt and cardamom and mix well
  • Fry the mixture in low flame for 2 minutes
  • Now add 2 1/2 cups of water and cover the cooker with the lid
  • Cook it till 2 whistles or 5-7 minutes and remove from heat
  • Serve hot with pickles, curd or sauce of your choice!!

Methi (Fenugreek leaves) & Potato Curry

Today’s special is Methi (fresh fenugreek leaves) and Potato Curry!!

Ingredients::

  • Methi 2 cups chopped
  • Potato 4-5 medium cut into small pieces
  • Garlic crushed 1 tbsp
  • Red chili 1
  • Onion paste 1 tbsp
  • Tomato 1 medium chopped
  • Cumin powder 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder 1 tbsp
  • Garam Masala 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
  • Red chili powder 1/2 tsp
  • Kitchen King 1 tbsp
  • Fresh cream 1/2 cup
  • Fresh yogurt 1 tbsp
  • Salt 1/2 tsp or according to taste
  • Oil 2 tbsp
  • Ghee  (clarified butter) 1 tsp

Preparation::

  • Heat oil in a fry pan and add garlic with red chili and let it crackle
  • Now add potatoes and fry till golden brown in color
  • Take onion paste in a mixing bowl and add salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala, kitchen king and mix well with 1/4 cup water
  • Add this mixture to the potatoes and fry in medium heat till the spices are brown in color
  • Once the potatoes are soft add methi and stir
  • Let the leaves turn little soft and then add tomotoes and cover the lid
  • In 2-3 mintues tomotoes should turn soft then add yogurt and fry in low heat
  • Now add fresh cream and fry in medium heat so that thick gravy is formed
  • Lastly add ghee and cook for 20-30 sec in low heat
  • Remove from heat and serve hot!!