Thursday 26 July 2018

Grated Vegetable Pakodas/Mixed Grated Vegetable Fritters

Pakodas aka deep fried fritters have their own place in our snack platter. Yes if its raining or if its time to watch a movie together, i dont forget to get ready with a box of pakodas. However a cup of hot masala chai with a plate of pakodas is definitely a real bliss. Though deep frying is quite rare in my kitchen nowadays, i dont hesitate to prepare fritters once a while as i have some deep fried food lovers at home. Coming to this fritters,this time i sticked with grated colourful vegetables which turned these fritters much catchy and colourful obviously. Grated vegetables gets well mixed with the flour mix and its quite an interesting way to feed vegetables to kids. Anyhow this pakodas makes an excellent munchies while watching a movie.
Sending this to Srivalli's Kid's Delight event, guest hosted by Ritu themed on Movie Time Munchies.

Mixed vegetable pakodas, Grated vegetable pakodas

Wednesday 25 July 2018

Rajma Cheese Cigar Rolls/Cheese Kidney Beans Cigar Rolls

While watching a movie or a Tv show, we always look for something crispy, savory and filling to munch. Obviously my mind will always think about adding some interesting ingredients easily in those munchies.I always love to add beans in most of my dishes, yes beans are rich in proteins, i have some picky eaters who doesnt even touch beans aka legumes in their meal. Hence i love to add beans in most of my dishes and mask them with other ingredients to feed them easily. One among those trials is this cheese loaded kidney beans cigar rolls. The stuffing of this cigar rolls is definitely an interesting one. None noticed the addition of Kidney beans as they mashed nicely and mixed with mashed potatoes and spices. Everyone at home enjoyed thoroughly these crispy fried beauties.
Sending this to Srivalli's Kid's Delight event, guest hosted by Ritu themed on Movie Time Munchies.

Cheesy Rajma Cigar Rolls, Rajma Cigar Rolls

Tuesday 24 July 2018

Mini Baked Veg Pizza Empanadas

Empanada is a pastry which is either baked or fried depending upon many countries in America and Spain. I love baked versions of Empanadas, and this dish is definitely an excellent munchies to have either for snacks or for a meal when served along with either salads or with a bowl of soup. I have already tried couple of Empanadas, though i have few versions to try. Hence my today's post is an another interesting and kid's friendly empanadas which is baked few days back for our evening snacks. Pizza Empanadas, my kids went crazy when i served them once these empanadas came out of the oven. These tiny cuties vanished very quickly than i imagined.
Sending this to Srivalli's Kid's Delight event, guest hosted by Ritu themed on Movie Time Munchies.

Baked Veg Pizza Empanadas

Thursday 19 July 2018

Melon Balls in Orange-Lavender Syrup

Looking for an easy breezy, summer style dessert for your meal or for a get together, i have something to share with you. My today's post is an excellent summer friendly dessert, which is definitely a quick dessert to prepare. Scooping melon balls may take some time but trust me its one of the quite interesting, fruity dessert to relish after a meal. This dessert can be prepared a day earlier, obviously you doesnt need to worry about to prepare these sort of desserts. I opted for an aromatic syrup to serve this melon balls. Once its summer here, you can see lavender plants shows their head in every corner of the streets or in gardens. We have planted some lavender plants in our school garden during spring season . After three months,lavender sprigs are just prefect to harvest to prepare some pot pourri (which is a mixture of dried naturally fragrant plants) or else to use in cooking or baking.

Melon Balls in Lavender Orange Syrup

Tuesday 17 July 2018

Pineapple Basundi/Single Serve Exotic Basundi

Basundi, this word itself makes me drool, i just love milk based sweets very much. Yes my sweet tooth craves always for some milk sweets. Though we have few Indian sweet shops in Paris, i love to prepare myself those easily available sweets at home. However i love to experiment in my kitchen rather than grabbing some from shops. Coming to my today's single serve desserts, yes my theme for this week's blogging marathon is single serve desserts, i opted for a fruit loaded basundi. Basundi is prepared by reducing milk to half of the quantity.Its quite a fantabulous sweet, one can enjoy this dessert along with some deep fried pooris, actually basundi makes an excellent pair with pooris. However people enjoy basundi chilled as much as like rabdi, an another milk dessert prepared almost like basundi.

Pineapple Basundi, Basundi with pineapple

Single Serve Eggless Mango Mousse

Its summer here and mangoes shows their head in our farmer's markets. However i grabbed two boxes of succulent sweet mangoes from Indian stores. Back home, after relishing with our meal, i kept few mangoes aside to dish out some delectable desserts with. And one among those desserts is this fantastic, eggless and agar agar/gelatin free mango mousse. Actually i prepared this dessert for our Sunday lunch as i had my cousin family for lunch. Since it was a sudden visit, i couldnt bake or make a chocolatey dessert for him. Hence i opted to dish out this simple, yet a delicious dessert to relish after our heavy Sunday meal. Just with three ingredients, you can finish this mousse in a jiffy. Yep just three ingredients, whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk and mango puree is enough to prepare this mousse.

Mango mousse

Thursday 12 July 2018

Instant Bread Dosa/Bread & Semolina Dosa

No dosa batter at home, dunno what to cook for your breakfast?? dont worry i have an instant dosa version to please your tastebuds. Very quick to prepare, my today's post is definitely a must to try if you want to have quick and easy dish for your breakfast. Instant dosas are seriously a life saver, just prepare the dosa batter by combining the ingredients, then let them sit for few minutes before making dosas out of them. You can finish your breakfast or dinner without any fuss with these instant dosas. I used wholewheat bread slices to prepare this dosa, semolina plays an important role to dish out these ultimate dosas.

Bread Semolina Dosa,Instant Bread Dosa

Tuesday 10 July 2018

Instant Red Rice Flakes Vadas/Instant Poha Onion Vadas

If you want something crispy, an excellent munchies for your cup of tea or coffee for your evening snacks, you should check my today's instant vadas loaded with onions. Very simple to make, these vadas are completely instant and no grinding is needed. Apart from chopping onions and green chillies, these crispy poha aka rice flakes vadas are very quick to prepare. Usually vadas are prepared by soaking dals for more than two hours and grinding them as bit coarse paste or smooth paste depending the dals. These poha vadas are prepared by just soaking thin rice flakes for just few minutes. Once they are soaked , drain them and mash them nicely with your fingers to make as a thick paste, add the chopped onions, chopped green chillies and spices to the paste, shape them as vadas and fry them. How easy na.

Instant Rice Flakes Vada, Instant Onion Poha Vada

Instant Andhra Tomato Pickle/Instant Tomato Pachadi

This week's posts are going to be some Instant dishes, yes instantly easily prepared dishes are seriously life saver. I love instant dishes hence i do prepare them often. Earlier i was very much skeptical about Instant idlies or dosas, pickles etc. But my busy personal life pulls me to dish out instant dishes atleast twice a week as they are seriously very easy to dish out. Am running this week's blogging marathon with Instant dishes as theme.Instant foods are defined as foods that can provide quickly by reducing minimum time of preparation or cooking. Most of the instant dishes can be prepared less than 5 minutes depending upon their preparation and cooking time.

Andhra Tomato Pachadi, Tomato Pickle