Friday, 25 April 2014

ALOO UTTAPAM / POTATO PANCAKE (A Twisted Version Of Potato Rosti)

Its a twisted version of "POTATO ROSTI" which is very famous in Swiss Cuisine. In Switzerland, they specially use it for their breakfast with simple grated potatoes, oil and salt. Now a days its also available in many restaurants of western world. I've just add little twist here to make it more spicy n yummy. It can prepare with parboil potatoes or raw grated potatoes. Any one can also add processed Cheese to it. In my next post I'll definitely share with you that cheese version. Till then Happy Cooking n Happy Blogging Friends !!!  

Ingredients :-
Potato - 2 big size 
(Parboil the potatoes in water until just tender, don't over boil it. Cool it at room temperature OR you can use left over boiled potatoes in your fridge. Just peel the skin of potatoes and grate it with a large hole hand grater as coarsely.)

Onion chopped - 1 no.
Green Chilly chopped - 2-3 nos.
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Red Chilly Powder - 1/2 tsp
Black Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Amchur Powder - 1/2 tsp
Lemon Juice - 1/2 tsp
Mustard oil / Olive oil - 1-2 tsp
Salt to taste 

Method :-
  • Add red chilly powder, pepper powder, amchur powder n salt to the coarsely grated potatoes. Mix it well with the help of two forks gently. 
  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds, when it start to splutter add the chopped onion, chopped green chilly and saute for a while. 
  • Put the grated potatoes to the pan and press it lightly with a spatula in a form of round shape. 
  • Cover with a lid and cook it for about 5 mins in a low flame. 
  • Flip the back side very carefully with the help of a serving plate or spatula and cook for more 5 mins. till it became light golden brown in colour.
  • Switch off the flame and transfer it to a serving plate. Sprinkle little lemon juice with mint leaves and Serve hot with any chutney, rice or as your choice. Enjoy it !!!!

Thursday, 24 April 2014


Ingredients :-
Baby Potato - 8-10 nos. (wash n peel the potato skin n scoop the middle portions like a hole. Marinate potatoes with olive oil,red chilly pwd, pepper pwd, chaat masala n salt to taste for 15-20 min.) 

Stuffing Ingredients -
Oats / Masala Oats - 1/2 cup
Chopped Green n Red Capsicum -2-3 tsp
Chopped Raw Mango - 2 tsp
Fresh buttermilk - 1 cup or as required to cook Oats.
Salt to taste

Method :-
Heat a pan n cook the oats with buttermilk for 2-3 mins with a pinch of salt. Remove it from flame n add the chopped mango n capsicum and mix it well. Its ready now.

Now carefully, put the stuffing into the baby potato. Heat a tawa/pan and grease with a little oil. Put the stuffed potatoes to it and cook for 10-15 mins in a medium flame. Cover with a lid. Check your potatoes by a toothpick or a knife, if it is cooked well. When the lower side turns brown n looks crispy just remove it from flame and Serve hot as your choice.

I've garnish here with orange oval slices n honey sauce with a little white sesame seeds.     

Honey Sauce :- 2 tsp honey, 1 tsp red chilly sauce, 1/2 tsp lemon juice.

Happy Cooking !!! Eat Healthy n Stay Healthy ...:) :) :)

Sunday, 20 April 2014


DOI MAACH ia an aunthetic bengoli dish. But here, I've not followed the actual process or any cuisine. Its all about in my way, just try it in my kitchen with little experiments. The taste was awesome with a very pleasant fragrance. Its an Oil free, Spice free recipe. So, just try it and enjoy your cooking....

Ingredients :-
Rohu Fish - 2 pcs
Yogurt - 1 n 1/2 cup
Onion Paste - 1 big size
Ginger - Garlic Paste - 2 tsp
Red Chilly Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Green chilly - 2-3 nos.
Lemon Juice - 1 tsp
Mustard Oil - 2 tsp
Whole Garam Masala - 2 Cardamom, 3 Cloves, 5-8 nos Peppercorns
Salt to taste

Method :-
Wash and clean the fish thoroughly. Marinate the fish in two steps. In first step marinate the fish with salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, lemon juice for 10 minutes.

Blend onion, ginger, garlic, green chilly with 1 cup yogurt in a blender to make a fine paste. 

In second step, marinate the fish with yogurt onion ginger garlic mixture, add 1 tsp mustard oil and salt to taste and keep it max. 1-2 hour in refrigerator.

Heat mustard oil in a non-stick pan. Add whole garam masala to the pan. When it start to splutter add the chopped onion and saute for a while till it soft. Put the marinated fish with the mixture carefully to the pan, add 1/2 tsp mustard oil on it and cover with a lid for about 15-20 minutes in a low-medium flame. Stir it very gently in between to avoid burning. Check the fish and if it is cooked add 2 tsp yogurt at last, boil for 2 mins and switch off the flame. Garnish with coriander leaves or little garam masala powder and Serve hot with steamed rice or chapati. Enjoy the healthy Doi maach with your family n freinds !!!


Friday, 18 April 2014



Many times I've made Pizza with yeast in microwave oven. But this is my first trial about Yeast free Tawa Pizza n the result out come is awesome..about in taste, crisp n crunchiness. Prepared for this my niece n she loved it..Plz try it for your kids and share with me your valuable views. 

Ingredients :-
For Dough :-
All Purpose Flour (Maida) - 2 cups
Curd - 1 cup
Olive oil - 1/2 cup
Baking Powder - 1 tsp
Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Garlic paste - 1 tsp (Optional)
Warm milk - 2-3 tsp

Method :- Take all the ingredients together in a wide bowl and mix together one by one and make a soft dough. Add little olive oil on its surface and cover it. Keep it in a warm place for max. 1 or 2 hours for fermentation. If you could keep it more time, the result will be more better. But you can use it after 1 hour, if you are in a hurry or make it quickly.

For Tomato Sauce :-

Tomato blanched - 6-8 nos.

Garlic Finely Chopped - 10 cloves
Tej Patta (Bay leaf) - small pcs                                                        
Red Chilly Powder - 2 tsp (as your choice)
Pepper Powder - 1 tsp
Pizza Dried Herbs / Oregano - 2 tsp
Basil dried - 2 tsp (You can also use fresh Basil leaves)
Tomato ketch up - 2-3 tsp
Sugar - 1-2 tsp
Salt to taste
Olive oil / Butter

Method :- Heat water in a big pan. Cut a lightly cross mark by knife on each tomatoes and put it on the boiling water. After 2-3 mins, remove it from water and directly put it in cold ice water. So that, easily you can remove the outer layer of the tomatoes. Chopped finely and make a very fine paste. Heat oil in a non stick pan. Add the bay leaf, chopped garlic, dried herbs 1tsp and saute awhile. Add the tomato paste to it and let it boil in medium flame. Continuously stir it, till it became sticky and having no moisture. Add the red chilly powder, pepper powder, tomato ketchup, sugar, salt to taste and finally the herbs. Cook for more 5 mins and add little butter,basil finally and switch off the flame. You can store it in refrigerator for a couple of weeks also.

Final Step for Pizza :-
Divide the dough into equal balls. Sprinkle little dust of flour and roll out the dough with the help of a rolling pin into your desired shape. Prick the base with a fork, spread pizza sauce on it. put the toppings as your choice (Onion, Capsicum, Tomato, Baby corn, Olives, Paneer cubes, Mushroom as your choice). Sprinkle pepper powder, little salt to taste. Spread mozzarella grated cheese on it. Any one can also use Cottage cheese or Processed Cheese.  

Heat little olive oil in a pan. You can make it directly or in double pan process. For double pan process, put a big wide pan on the gas. Then put a small pan according to your pizza over it. Put the pizza base on the little pan and cover with a lid. Cook it for 5-10 mins in a low flame till the cheese melt and the lower base side of pizza should be little brown and crisp. Remove it from flame and Serve hot with ketch up. Enjoy the yeast free wala Pizza for your kids n family..:)  

Tuesday, 15 April 2014


Ingredients :-
Hakka Noodles - 1 packet
Cleaned and deviened Prawn - 1 cup
Boiled Egg - 2 nos. (or as u needed)
Green Capsicum - 1 medium (Cut into thin strips)
Red Capsicum - 1 medium (Cut into thin strips)
Cabbage - 1/2 cup (Finely shreded)
Garlic - 8-10 cloves (Finely chopped)
Roasted Dried Red Chillies - 2-3 nos. (take a dry red chilly, directly burnt it in gas flame                                                                            slightly, deseeded it and cut into digonally)
Green Chilly chopped - 2 nos.
Soya Sauce - 2 tsp
White Vinegar - 2 tsp
White/Black Pepper Powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Any cooking oil - as you required
 n Here is the last ingredients but not the least n my twist is Maggi Magic Masala Cubes (Veg.) - 2 cubes         

You can also used chopped Spring Onion, shredded carrot n french beans as your choice.

Method :-
Boil the noodles with a pinch of salt for 4-5 minutes. Don't over cook it otherwise it will sticky. Switch off the flame and drain the water. Immediately add cold water to the noodles and drain it. Spread little oil to the noodles and rub it to avoid it from sticking and keep aside.

Now, heat 1 tsp oil in a non-stick pan, fry the prawns a little bit for 2-3 minutes till cooked well, sprinkle salt to taste and transfer to a plate.

Add oil to the same pan. Add chopped garlic, chopped dry red chillies, green-red capsicum, shredded cabbage, green chilly chopped and stir fry in a high flame. Add vinegar to the veggies and saute in high flame. Now, here my twist, my secret reveals...i.e. Maggi Magic Cubes..Ohhhh..its taste is just awesome. Just crush with your fingers on the veggies and saute it. Now, add the Prawns, boiled hakka noodles, salt to taste, Pepper powder, Soya sauce and mix it well. Saute it in a high-medium heat for about 1-2 minutes and switch off the flame. Garnish with boiled eggs n chopped spring onion and Serve hot. Enjoy the garlic hakka noodles with a new twist..:) :) :)

Note:- The smoky flavour of dried red chillies with garlic gives its a nice flavour, so don't forget to add this in your noodles.