Veg Cheese Toast

VEG CHEESE TOAST

2015-06-27 07.19.50

Thinly slice one medium sized onion and half a capsicum.
Heat a pan with 1 tsp of oil, saute the onion and capsicum for a minute or two. Sprinkle little salt and sweet paprika for that flavor and color. Remove from heat.
Spread this saute-d veg mixture on one slice of the bread. Keep a cheese slice on top of it. Cover with the other slice.
Toast on a butter greased pan till golden brown.
Yummy Veg Cheese toast to gobble up is ready πŸ™‚

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Vella Appam

This Vella Appam is one of the most favorite dishes of my daughters and of course, the Lord Krishna !!! πŸ™‚

The delicious Vella Appam

And making this dish for the Janmashtami gives me immense satisfaction !!

Here is the easy recipe to make this yummy dish πŸ™‚

Ingredients

Wheat flour (Atta) – 2 cups

Rice flour – 1/2 cup

Jaggery (crushed) – 2 cups in heap

Cardamom – 8 to 9 pods peeled and crushed to a fine powder

Coconut grated – 1/2 cup

The Ingredients

Method

1. Boil about 2.5 cups of water. Add the crushed jaggery to it. Let the jaggery melt.

Jaggery melted in water !!!

2. Take both the flours in a vessel, mix well.

3. Add the crushed cardamom to it.

Crushed cardamom !!!

4. Use 1 cup of coconut if you like the taste or you can totally avoid coconut from this dish.

5. Mix well.

6. Now, pour in the filtered jaggery mixture in the flour and keep mixing well, so that no lumps are formed.

Mix the jaggery water with the flour

7. After it is mixed well, leave this mixture to rest for a minimum of one hour.

The batter πŸ™‚

8. Now, that the mixture is rested well, we can start making the appams. You can use either an Appakarai or your regular deep pan for frying !!!

The Appakarai !!!

9. Pour in a mixture of ghee and oil for that wonderful fragrance later !!!

10. Always remember to fry on medium heat.

11. When the oil is heated, start by scooping a tablespoon Β of batter in each indentation. If you are using a deep pan, only one can be done at a time.

12. Turn it around when one side is done.

Vella appams being fried πŸ™‚

13. Do them in batches till the batter is done with.

14. The deliciously yummy vella appams are ready to be eaten πŸ™‚

The appams are ready !!!

Hope you all liked this recipe so much that you try them out immediately at home. Do let me know with pics, how you made it in your kitchen πŸ™‚

Sago Cutlets

Adapted from Smitha’s recipe, here is one of the yummy snack dish that you can do for the kids and make them eat it too.

Ingredients

1 cup sago – Soak for 3 hours
2 medium boiled potatoes – As an alternative, you can use the ready made Aloo mash
3 Β green chillies – finely cut
1 cup peanuts – roasted and coarsely ground
1/2 inch grated ginger
Salt to taste
1 tsp lemon juice – or as per taste
Chopped coriander / mint / spinach / methi leaves
Method
1. Mash the boiled potatoes. If using Aloo mash, just add the required amount of water.
2. Add in all the other ingredients to the mashed potatoes – the soaked sago, green chillies, peanuts, ginger, lemon juice, salt and the greens as per your choice.
3. Mix well.
4. Shape the dough into flat cutlets.
5. Grease a baking sheet or tray and place the cutlets in them. Spray some cooking oil on the cutlets.
6. Bake until golden brown at 200 C for around 20 mins. Turn them around midway through the process of baking.
7. Alternatively you can shallow fry them in a non-stick pan.

One side done – Hara Bara Kebab.

And here it is, being served.

The tempting Hara Bara Kebabs.

This is an amazing weekend snack and great party dish.

Let me know how it turned out in your kitchen.

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Sago – Sabudana (Hindi) / Javvarisi (Tamil)