Boiled Egg and Potato Salad

Try this easy and sumptuous, wholesome egg and potato salad recipe. Very easy recipe with easily available ingreients. Time – 15 minutes Serves – 2

Ingredients

  • 2 nos medium sized Boiled Potato
  • 4 nos boiled Egg
  • 2-3 Tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1/4th Onion chopped
  • 8-10 Raisin
  • 10gm Celery
  • Salt to taste
  • Crushed Black Pepper to taste
  • 2-3 Cherry Tomatoes

Method

  1. Add everything in a large bowl, toss well.
  2. Check seasoning, chill and serve.

 

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Boiled Egg and Potato Salad
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White Sauce Pasta

Savour the taste of true Italian flavours with this easy pasta recipe in its silky, smooth and aromatic sauce made from Butter, Milk and Refined Flour.

Time – 20-25 Minutes
Serves – 4

Ingredients

  • 400 gm boiled pasta Fusilli (you may use any hollow pasta of your choice)
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 4 Cloves grated Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Refined Flour or 2 tsp corn flour
  • 1-1/2 Cup cold Milk
  • 1 cup boiled Frozen Sweet corn (boiled)
  • 2 pinches Black Pepper Powder
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Thyme
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 medium grated Cheese Cube
  • 2-3 Olives
  • Few sprigs of Fresh Parsley
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese for garnish

Method

  1. Put a pan on low flame and heat Butter in it. While the butter is melting, add the grated Garlic in it and saute for a minute.
  2. Now, add Refined Flour or Corn Flour in the pan and saute till the flour is mixed well with the garlic.
  3. Now add Milk in the pan and stir it continuously to avoid any lumps. Bring the mixture to a boil
  4. Now add Oregano, Thyme, Paprika, Black Pepper Powder along with Salt in it and mix well. Add the grated cheese into the thick mixture and let it rest for a few seconds.
  5. Now add Sweet Corn and Pasta. Mix all ingredients well.
  6. While serving garnish with grated Parmesan cheese, Parsley and sliced Olives. You may also add a few drops of Extra Virgin Olive Oil on top.
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White Sauce Pasta

Precautions

  • Stir in an equal amount of flour and cook the mixture for just 20-30 seconds.
  • Stir in milk, a little at a time, making sure to stir well so that no lumps form.

Masala Corn Chaat

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Sweet Corn Kernels, steamed
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons Butter
  • ½ tsp Chilli Powder or add as per taste
  • 1-2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Chaat Masala 
  • Black Salt or Regular salt as required

Method

  1. Heat Butter in a broad non-stick pan, add the Sweet Corn Kernels and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Add the Chilli Powder, Chaat Masala, Lemon juice and Salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2.
  3. Serve immediately.
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Masala Corn chaat

 

Kaju(cashew) Curry

Cashews cooked in a creamy Onion-Tomato based curry. Perfect recipe for festivals and special occasions.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Cashew
  • 1 tsp Oil

For Gravy

  • 1½ cup chopped Tomatoes
  • ½ cup Water
  • 1 medium Onion chopped
  • 18-20 Cashews
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 2 Cardamom
  • 2 Cloves
  • ½ cup Coconut Milk
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1-2 Green Chillies
  • ½ tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • ¼ cup Water
  • 3 Tbsp Cream
  • ¼ tsp Sugar
  • Dried Fenugreek Leaves as required
  • Salt as required

Method

  1. Sauté Cashew till light golden and keep aside.

Preparing Gravy

  1. Heat Oil in a pan add Bay Leaf, Cloves and Cardamom. Sauté.
  2. Add Tomato and simmer till soften.
  3. Cool down this mixture and blend into a smooth paste. Keep aside.
  4. Grind Cashews.
  5. Heat Oil in a pan add Ginger-Garlic paste sauté for 30 seconds now add Onion and sauté till translucent.
  6. Add cashew powder till they turn golden brown.
  7. Add Tomato puree and Green chilli simmer on low flame.
  8. Add Red Chilli powder and stir.
  9. Add ¼ cup of Water and ½ cup of Coconut Milk. Bring to boil.
  10. Add sautéd Cashews and simmer for about 2 minutes.
  11. Add Garam Masala, Cream, Salt, Sugar and dried Fenugreek leaves. Mix well.
  12. Serve hot with steamed Rice or Naan or Parathan’s.
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Kaju Curry

Veg. Grilled Sandwich

Ingredients

  • 8-10 slices of Brown Bread or Whole Wheat Bread
  • 1 medium Potato, boiled and sliced into rounds
  • 1 small to medium Cucumber l, sliced
  • 1 small Onion, sliced
  • 1 small to medium Tomato, sliced
  • Butter as required
  • Chaat Masala powder as required
  • Roasted Cumin powder as required
  • Black Salt or Regular Salt as required
  • freshly milled Black Pepper – optional
  • 1/2 cup Coriander chutney
  • Tomato ketchup or sauce to be served with the sandwiches

Method

  1. Rinse, peel and slice the Onion,Potatoes,Tomatoes and Cucumber in thin rounds.
  2. Butter all the Bread slices. The butter has to be spread evenly and generously so that the bread does not become soggy on spreading the chutney.
  3. Spread some Green Chutney on the slices.place a few slices of Potatoes, then place 2 to 3 Cucumber, Tomato and Onion slices. Sprinkle roasted Cumin powder, Chaat masala powder and Black salt.
  4. Cover the sandwiches with the remaining slices of Bread.
  5. Spread Butter on the top of slices.
  6. In a pre heated grill, place the sandwich carefully with the buttered side facing at the bottom. Now spread butter on the top side facing you.
  7. Close the grill and grill the sandwiches for 2-3 minutes or till crisp and golden.
  8. Remove the grilled sandwiches with a wooden spatula. Serve Hot.

Rose Sorbet

Refreshing sorbet recipe for killing summers with cooling effect of rose.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tsp Rose Water
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1-2 Tbsp Rooh Afza
  • 1-2 edible Rose Flower
  • 2-3 Tsp Sugar/Honey or as required

Method

  1. Mix Sugar/Honey and water. Add Rose petals into it and boil vigorously until water is half of initial volume.
  2. Now add Rose water, Lemon Juice and Rooh Afza.
  3. Cool down the mixture. Freeze it and at every one hour take out and churn well. Do this for 6-7 times till a smooth sorbet texture is made.
  4. Serve chilled garnished with mint leaves.
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    Pav Bhaji

    Pav Bhaji is a fast food dish from Maharashtra, consisting of a thick vegetable curry (bhaji) usually prepared in butter (I’ve used very less oil) and served with a soft bread roll (Pav). You can eat it in dinner, lunch or breakfast.

    Ingredients

    • 2 Carrots
    • 2 large Potato
    • 1/2 Capsicum
    • 200 gm French beans
    • 100 gm Broccoli/Cauliflower
    • ½ cup Peas
    • ½ cup Pumpkin
    • 2 large chopped Tomatoes
    • 1 large chopped Onion
    • 2 chopped Green Chillies
    • 1 Lemon
    • 2 tsp Olive Oil
    • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds (rai)
    • 1 1/2 Tbsp Pav Bhaji Masala
    • 1 Tbsp Coriander Powder
    • Salt as per taste
    • Red chilli powder as per taste
    • 4-5 Whole Wheat Pav

    Method

    1. Chop all the Vegetables and put them in a pressure cooker (except Onion, Tomato and Chilli aside to fry later). Add 1 cup water or whatever quantity is required to fully immerse the vegetables. Add salt, and pressure cook for about 10-12 minutes or till vegetables become soft.
    2. Mash all the cooked vegetables using a masher.
    3. In another pan heat Olive Oil in another pan, fry the Onion and then add Green Chillies and Tomatoes. Cook till soft. Add pav bhaji masala and Coriander powder, and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
    4. Add the mashed vegetables to the pan and cook on high flame for a minute. If you want thick bhaji then reduce the flame and simmer until it gets thick.
    5. Heat a nonstick tawa and put Pav on it without using oil or butter and dry roast for a minute.
    6. Serve with hot whole wheat pav and garnished with chopped Onions and  Lemon wedges.

    Tips

    1. If you don’t have Pav Bhaji masala then add 2 Tbsp garam masala with 1 tsp dry mango powder.
    2. You can also grill Pav using butter.
    3. You can substitute potato with pumpkin to increase nutrition.
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