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.

Veggie Pizza

Of course you can order it from any store but nothing can beat a homemade pizza. This is a full proof tried and tested recipe, just watch for ingredients and taste is guaranteed. you won’t order a pizza after making this one on your own.

You’ll need to prepare sauce and base to see their recipe of click Pizza Sauce and Pizza Base

Ingredients

  • Pizza Base
  • 1 cup Pizza Sauce
  • 1 medium Capsicum sliced or diced
  • 1 large Onion sliced or diced
  • ½ cup Corn Kernels
  • ½ cup diced Cottage Cheese(Paneer)
  • Fresh or dries Herbs(Oregano, Basil,etc.) as per taste
  • Salt as per taste
  • Chilli Flakes as per taste(alternatively you can also use Chilli powder or Black Pepper Powder)
  • 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese
  • ½ cup Parmesan Cheese

Method

  1. Take a pizza base apply sauce on it.
  2. Top it with topping(you can add more toppings of your choice).
  3. Sprinkle cheese on it.
  4. Sprinkle Herbs and Chilli Flakes.
  5. Bake for 7-8 minutes in a pre-heated oven at 210 degree celsius.
  6. Remove from oven slice and serve hot.

Tips

  • Always use cold cheese as it prevents overcooking.
  • I used a combination of Mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese because it gives a nice elastic texture if parmesan is not available to you then use only mozerella cheese or buy pizza cheese.
  • If slicing pizza becomes a task for you then make thin crust pizza and use sharp scissors to cut slices.

Boun Appetito!

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Veggie Pizza

Pizza Base

You can easily buy Pizza base from market, but you can never be sure on its quality and hygiene, so why not make it at home. To improve the nutritional value of your favourite pizza, make it by using Whole-Wheat flour. Using half whole-wheat flour and half all-purpose flour yields a light crust and distinctive taste.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Whole-Wheat flour
  • 1 cup All-Purpose flour or Refined flour
  • 2¼ tsp Yeast
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Sugar
  • ¾ cup luke warm Water
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil or any other Oil

Method

  1. In a bowl add little Water, Sugar and Yeast and leave it to activate for 20-25 minutes or till you see bubbles in it.
  2. In a large bowl combine Whole-Wheat flour, all-purpose flour, Salt and Oil mix well. Now add Water(as required) to make a smooth, soft and non-sticky dough.
  3. Cover the dough with plastic wrap or muslin cloth and leave for about 1-1½ hours.
  4.  Now divide dough into equal portions and roll them according to thickness that you want. Make some holes in it using a fork or tooth pick.
  5. Place base on baking tray and bake for about 5-6 minutes on 200 degree celsius in a pre-heated oven.
  6. Add cheese and topping of your choice and enjoy your pizza. Alternatively you can store it in refrigerator for 1-2 days.

Tips

  • After making and rising the dough place it in refrigerator overnight and let it out an hour before shaping the dough. This allows gluten to digest carbohydrates and improves flavour and browning of crust.
  • To add more flavour to your base mix your favourite herbs and spices in melted butter and brush them on pizza base in last 1-2 minutes of baking.
  • Rolling out perfect round base requires a lot of practice so don’t worry about shape too much and enjoy taste of your pizza. You’ll definitely get round base after some practice (even I don’t get a perfect round shape).
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Pizza Base

Samosa Chaat

Samosssaaaa!!!.A much more yummy version of Samosa by making it as a Chaat. Another famous roadside food of northern India.

To see Samosa Recipe check following link

Ingredients

  • 4 Samosa(see recipe of Samosa)

For preparing White Peas

  • 1 cup dried White Peas(Yellow Matar or chaat wali matar)
  • Water as required
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp dry Mango Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Garam Masala
  • Oil
  • 1 small chopped tomato

For Garnish

  • ¼ cup chopped Tomato
  • ¼ cup chopped Onion
  • Chat Masala as per taste
  • Cumin Powder as per taste
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves
  • ½ cup whisk Yogurt
  • ½ cup Green Chutney as per taste
  • ½ cup Tamarind Chutney
  • Red Chili Powder

Method

  1. In a pressure cooker add oil, chopped Tomato, Garam masala, dried White Peas and satué for a minute.
  2. Add water and salt close pressure cooker and cook for 10-12 minutes.
  3.  In a plate place one samosa above it pour three to four Tablespoon of prepared White peas and above it add Onion, Tomato, Chat Masala, Cumin powder, Cumin Powder, Yogurt, Sweet Tamarind Chutney, Green Chutney everything as per your taste.
  4. Sprinkle little red chilli Powder and Coriander leaves serve hot.

Tips

  • When making for kids avoid using chilli powder.
  • If you are making this recipe for a party or for guest prepare everything but don’t plate it as Samosa will get soggy in gravy of white peas and yogurt.
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Samosa Chaat

Eggless Choco Chip Cashew Cookies

The classic Chocolate Chip Cashew Cookies made Eggless to suit your eating habits. They have a cake like soft texture and a bit of chewiness. They are slightly crisp from out and soft from the center.

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Choco Chip Cashew Cookie made with Refined Flour

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Refined flour or Whole wheat flour
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 5 Tbsp softened Butter
  • 6 Tbsp powdered Sugar
  • ½ Tbsp Coco Powder
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract or Vanilla Essence
  • 4 Tbsp Choco Chip
  • 2 Tbsp chopped Cashew
  • 2 Tbsp Milk

Method

  1. Combine Refined or Whole Wheat flour, Baking Soda, Baking Powder and Coco Powder in a bowl and keep aside.
  2. In another bowl combine Butter and Sugar and whisk well till no lumps remain.
  3. Add Vanilla Extract or Essence, Choco Chip, Cashew and Milk and mix well.
  4. Now add the flour mixture and mix well to form a dough. Don’t add Water.
  5. Divide into portions and shape them with your hand as you cannot roll it.
  6. Place cookies on a greased baking tray and bake for 15-20 minutes at 180 degree celsius in a pre-heated oven.
  7. Place on a wire rack to cool down to room temperature.
  8. Serve it with a hot cup of Milk, Tea or Coffee. You can store remaining cookies in an air-tight container.

Tips

  • Using Refined flour and Whole Wheat flour doesn’t makes any difference in taste, but Whole Wheat version is definitely more healthy.
  • Whenever you make any cake or cookie always sieve the flour mixture two or three times it helps in making your recipe good.
  • My suggestion is to double the quantities because it will definitely not last for more than 1 or 2 days.
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Choco Chip Cashew Cookie made with Whole Wheat Flour