Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Tomato-Basil-Cheese Pizza

This is a quick and easy-to-make Mini Kids Pizza. Try adding Chicken as a topping for added protein!

Mini Pizza crust
Diced tomato
Freshly chopped Basil
Tomato sauce
Grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 450 degrees

Spread tomato sauce over top of pizza base.

 Top with cheese.

Sprinkle fresh basil and tomato on top.

 Bake pizzas in preheated oven until cheese is completely melted, 8 to 10 minutes.

Healthy tomato basil cheese pizza is ready

Enjoy :-)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Bhel Puri

Tried this mouthwatering chat - Bhel Puri from Madhuras Recipe

Tamarind Chutney

1/4 cup Tamarind
3 tbsp jaggery
1 tsp Chat masala
1/2 tsp Red Chilli powder

1) Soak tamarind in water for 30 mts.
2) Combine jaggery and soaked tamarind in sauce pan and bring it to boil over medium heat.
3) Once it cools down squeeze out all pulp from tamarind and strain it out using strainer.
4) Now add chat masala, red chilli powder and salt in tamrind pulp and mix well together.
5) Tamarind chutney is ready.

Spicy Chutney

5 to 6 Green Chillies
1/2 clove of Garlic
small piece of Ginger
salt to taste

1) Mix green chillies, garlic, ginger and salt in blender and grind coarsely.

Bhel preparation

Thin Sev
Farsan (Hot Mix)
Tomato finely chopped
Onion finely chopped
finely chopped Coriander leaves

1) Take murmura in a deep bowl, to that add frasan, add sev, add chopped onion, tomatoes, add spicy chutney, coriander leaves, mix everything together really well.
2) Add tamarind chutney, some lemon juice, and mix well.
3) Transfer this mixture in serving plate. Top it up with chopped onion, tomatoes, farsan, sev and tamarind chutney.
4) Serve immediately once its ready!

Gobi Manchurian

Onion - 1
Capsicum - 1 (diced to 2 inch pieces)
Green chillies 2-3
Ginger A small piece (finely chopped)
Garlic pods 5-6 (finely chopped)
Red chillies sauce - 1 tsp
Tomato sauce - 2-4 tbsp
Soya sauce - 1 tsp
Vinegar - 1 tsp
Ajinomoto - A pinch
Salt - As reqd
Oil - As reqd

For frying:-
Cauliflower1 Cup
All-purpose flour(Maida) - 1/2 cup
Corn flour 1/4 Cup
Baking soda A pinch
Chilli powder 1 Tsp
Water - As reqd
Salt - As reqd
Oil to deep fry

1. Make a paste of maida, corn flour, baking soda, red chilli powder, and salt. Check the spice level & make a smooth paste.  Add water to make a smooth paste.
2. Clean the cauliflower florets and put them in hot water for about half an hour with salt so that worms, if any, would settle at the bottom of the vessel. & then dip the gobi florets in the paste and deep fry till golden brown.  Keep aside
3. Heat oil in a pan and add chopped ginger and garlic, chopped onions, diced capsicum & chopped green chillies to it. Saute for 2 mins so that the onions and capsicum are still crunchy.
4. Now add the red chilli sauce, tomato sauce, soya sauce, vinegar, and ajinomoto. Saute for a minute
5.Add the fried cauliflower to this and saute, until the masala and the florets get fried together nicely. Serve the cauliflower manchurian hot.

VARIATION:- Can use the same recipe to make Baby Corn Manchurian as well.