Winter is in its last leg which means red chilli peppers are soon going to go out of season. This led me to buy them in bulk and look for ways to preserve them. Having made chili garlic chutney a couple of times, I wanted to try something new and found this really easy way to preserve red chillies on It’s Not Complicated. The method is mentioned in detail with clear instructions and explaining the use of each ingredient. I liked it so much that I ended up making two big jars of it. 😀Continue reading “Toasted Mushrooms, Preserved Red Chilies and Cheese Sliders”
Who doesn’t like potato fries? I mean, it’s the perfect snack for a lazy glutton like me. It’s also always an easy way for kids to get some food in their tummy with no tantrums. 😀
Whenever I ate fries at a restaurant, I was always curious to know how they’re so nicely cut and remain crunchy even after they’re left on the table for a while. I did a lot of trials in the kitchen, looked for the perfect recipe online, etc., failed a couple of times and finally stuck to one method which has always worked for me since then.Continue reading “Hand-Cut Sweet Potato Fries”
My earliest memory of having roasted corn on the cob/bhutta is on the street side; mostly during my travels, while coming back home from my boarding school in the hills. The weather would be chilly and I’d see the vendor roasting fresh corncobs over coal, airing it out to give it a perfectly charred flavor and rubbing the corn with lemon, salt and chili.
Best part is that it can easily be done at home in maximum 10 minutes with hardly any preparation required. It makes up for a great evening snack. Enjoy the rains while nibbling on to your hot and juicy bhutta/challi.Continue reading “Roasted Corn on the Cob | Street Style Bhutta”
These fritters are definitely for people who are fond of spicy food. The heat from the fresh green chilies hits you right on the palate combined with the sweetness coming from the corn kernels and onions along with the mellow flavor of mozzarella cheese. They all blend really well with each other resulting into an amazing recipe!Continue reading “Sweet Corn and Cheese Chili Fritters”
Eating lentils (dal) everyday can get really monotonous and boring food in the Indian household, especially with children. It is very difficult to make them eat healthy foods. That is when imagination comes in. These savory bites are completely a different form of your regular dal. They are super soft, easy to make and completely hassle-free. Kids are definitely going to ask for more.
For vegetarians, lentils are the greatest source of proteins, dietary fiber, iron and minerals. So, without doubt these bites are completely nutritious. Add in your favorite vegetables in place of corn like grated carrots, green beans, bell-peppers, cheese etc. and create your own variations.
YELLOW LENTIL SAVORY BITES
- 1 1/2 cup yellow lentils(moong dal) (wash and soak overnight)
- 1 cup boiled corn kernels (Coarsely crushed in a mixer grinder)
- 2 tbsp fresh cream (use butter if you like)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 pinch baking soda (Soda Bicarbonate)
- 2 tsp ginger and green chili paste (2 green chillies, 1 inch ginger)
- ¼ tsp turmeric powder
- ¼ tsp red chili powder
- Salt to taste
- Oil for greasing
1. Grease baking tray and keep aside. Pre-heat oven at 180 degree centigrade.
2. Add yellow lentils in a mixer grinder and blitz to form a smooth paste.
3. In a bowl add in your lentil paste, ginger green chili paste, red chili powder, fresh cream/butter, olive oil, boiled and crushed corn kernels, turmeric powder, salt to taste and 1/4 cup water.
4. Add baking powder and soda bicarbonate. Squeeze a drop of lemon juice on soda bicarbonate for it to activate. Mix well.
5. Pour batter in your greased tin and bake for 25-30 minutes at 180 degree centigrade. (Time may vary). Check with the help of a toothpick.
6. Let it cool for 5 minutes and scrape the sides with help of a knife and unmould.
Serve it up with tomato onion chunky chutney or any dip of your choice.
If you don’t want to bake, have it in the form of crepes or spread the batter on a piece of bread slice and cook it on a non-stick pan.
The latest match between Brazil and Germany couldn’t get more interesting. With Germany entering the finals, fans around the world are all geared up to see a crushing victory again. Alongside all this built up excitement amongst enthusiastic fans, finger foods are a must while watching a match.
What better way to enjoy a match, while eating something hearty and comforting like a hot dog maybe?
Need I say more? I think I shall let the pictures talk for themselves. 😉 It is really easy to make and requires less amount of time to prepare. If you’re a true glutton like me this recipe is for you. 🙂Continue reading “Vegetarian Hot Dogs smothered in cheese and Baked Beans Sauce”
I love hard shell tacos. The crunchiness, juiciness – the combination with all the cheese and the fresh veggies…. It is like a circus going on in your mouth! 😉 Without doubt it is a messy and fun snack to devour. It has been quite a while since I’ve been meaning to make this delightful recipe; the plan just kept on getting delayed. It is a very quick and light recipe to prepare.
Best part about this snack is you are free to add your favorite ingredients like corn, mushrooms, olives, whatever suits your taste buds best. Make these papadums in advance and store them in an air-tight container. Hope you all like the idea. 🙂Continue reading “Easy Hard-Shell Tacos with Papadums/Papad”
Making rice paper rolls was a first timer for me. It is a lot easier to prepare than I thought it would be. I was a little hesitant about the rolling bit, but frankly speaking it wasn’t bad at all. More importantly, they taste delicious. I tried to make them in 2-3 different styles. I personally liked the toasted ones the most. You can enjoy them in the form of a salad, fresh and crunchy summer rolls (for example, the most popular one, Vietnamese Salad) or as a snack like Spring rolls…Anything your taste buds are looking for… 😉Continue reading “Toasted Veggie Rice Paper Rolls with Sweet Chili Dip”
Who wouldn’t like to munch on something so delicious, so satisfying, so crunchy —> CHIPS? Well, at least I am sure, not someone who is reading this post. 😉 I think, sometimes it is okay to nibble on the so called ‘not so healthy food’. Right? I mean, it reminds you of so many glorious edible creations existing on this planet. They are so addictive and clearly no one can eat just one! It is like your hands feel this magnetic force coming from the chips…they don’t seem to pull away. 😉
I wanted to share this easy nachos recipe with you all, just so you can enjoy and share this amazing goodness with your loved ones. I have made this recipe quite a few times now and I don’t seem to get enough of it. They are fun to make. You can even involve little kids; give them cookie cutters to give shape to their chips. It doesn’t have to be triangular every time you know. Hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as I do.Continue reading “Easy Homemade Nacho Chips”
Rajma is a North Indian dish; consisting of red kidney beans in a thick gravy, prepared with various spices, onions, green chilies ginger, garlic, etc. and it is mostly eaten with rice. You can replace Rajma curry with boiled red kidney beans (wash them properly and soak in water for about an hour and pressure cook them with a little salt). There was some leftover Rajma from lunch, so I came up with these cutlets just for a change of taste. Turns out, these beautiful, easy to make cutlets were very light on the palate and at the same time quite filling as well.Continue reading “Rajma (Red Kidney Beans) Cutlets”