Showing posts with label appetizer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label appetizer. Show all posts

28 Jun 2016


Hello everyone

Till now you all might be come to know that I am a pity mother of lil fussy eater 😃. He doesn't like any veggies, But he loves to eat tikkis and kababs . So to feed him some veggies I use to make different types of kababs using different mix and match of veggies . This time tried to add some spinach to make iron rich and tempting looking kababs for him. Not only him but we all enjoyed every bite of it. Used capsicum, beans, carrots, potato and some oats to make these beauties. These are pan fried in very less oil , which makes it suitable snacks for weight watchers too. But i am so happy that my lil one loved it and relished it without fuss.
Recipe is given below, hope to make you happy with its superb taste.


Serves: 5-6
Time: 30 mins( leaving the chilling time)


1 1/2 cup very finely chopped mixed veggies ( beans , carrots, colored capsicum) , I used chopper to chop the veggies
1 cup spinach,finely chopped
3-4 medium size potatoes, boiled and mashed
2 big onions, finely chopped
3-4 green chilies, finely chopped
1/2 cup oats, slightly dry roasted
1/4 cup green coriander leaves, finely chopped( optional)
tsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder 
1/4 tsp garam masala powder
1/2-1 tsp chaat masala powder
Salt to taste


Heat some oil in a wok, add chopped onions and chilies. Let them fry till golden, now add ginger garlic paste and saute for 2 mins. 

Now add chopped mixed veggies and some salt, saute for 4-5 mins. Add all dry spice powder except chaat masala . Saute for 2-3 mins and add spinach ,cover to cook the veggies till tender. 

Add mashed potatoes and oats,again saute for 2-3 minutes. Now add  chaat masala and adjust salt. 

Finally add coriander leaves and mix well. Switch off the flame and your mixture for Kabab is ready. Let it chill in fridge for 1 hr. 

Now make desired shape of kabab from mixture . I took orange size ball of mixture and placed on a skewer as shown in make seekh kababs. If you are not comfortable in doing so then can simply make flattened disc shape .

shallow fry on a non stick tawa till nice golden on all sides. 

Your nice tender and delicious kabab is ready to be served with any chutney or sauce. I served with mint dip.

*You can use any veggies of your choice,  I used whatever was available.

*You can adjust spices as per your taste.

*You can prepare its mixture prior and keep in fridge. Just prepare kabab when have guests at home or can make it for kids tiffin . 

These are not only delicious but healthy too, as full of iron and fibers . Enjoy your day with yummy and healthy snacks. You can use these kababs as patties for your buns too.

Hope you all will love this easy cum healthy delicious recipe. Please pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot.

Happy cooking....

13 Mar 2016


Hello everyone

Now a days everyone is just mad over Chinese cuisine, but as we are Indians and love to give every thing a Desi touch, today i am having a very tempting and quick Indo Chinese recipe. You will definitely fall in love with this delicious combination of Indian plus Chinese cuisine. As we all know veggies are too good for health even then kids don't want to dig in. So to feed them this nutritious stuff try this delectable recipe and I bet you will be surprised to see them asking for more, as I was when my lil one asked😊. You can serve it either in evening snacks or as side dish for roti/ paratha/ poori/ fried rice.
Step wise recipe is given below, do try and let me know too, how's it turned out for you😊


Serves: 3-4
Time : 20 mins


1 cup cauliflower, cut in small florets
1 1/2 cup mixed colored capsicum, sliced
2 spring onions, cut in 1 inch long pieces
1 medium onion, thickly sliced 
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp finely chopped garlic
1-2 green chilies, finely chopped
1 tbsp + 1 tsp corn flour
2 +2 tsp chilli garlic sauce
2 tsp soya sauce
1/2 +1/2 tsp black pepper powder
1 tsp vinegar
Salt to taste


First of all blanch cauliflower florets in hot water till it is half done. Now drain it in a colander and wait till all extra water is drained .
Now add 1 tbsp corn flour, 2 tsp chilli garlic sauce, 1/2 tsp black pepper powder and some salt, mix well and keep aside for 10-15 mins for marination.

Now heat 1 tbsp oil in a non stick wok and saute cauliflower florets on medium heat stirring occasionally till they become nice golden and crisp. Cover it with lid in between sautéing to ensure even cooking of florets. Keep aside for later use. 

Now heat 2 tsp oil in the same wok and add chopped garlic and chilies, let it be golden then add chopped onions .

Fry till onions become little golden. Add capsicum, sliced onions and spring onion, saute for 2-3 mins on medium flame.

 Now mix 1 tsp corn flour, 1/2 tsp black pepper powder, 2 tsp chilli garlic sauce, soya sauce and vinegar in 1/4 cup water( you can adjust these as per your taste preference) . Add this to wok slowly, stirring constantly .

 Let it boil and add salt and fried cauliflower florets to it. Mix well and cook for another 2 mins , till every thing is well coated with sauce.

 Now switch off the flame and garnish with spring onions. 

If serving for tea time snacks then serve immediately to have it crunchy and crispy. Otherwise serve with roti / paratha/ poori / fried rice in lunch or dinner. It can be a perfect lunch box option too, for you and your kids. 

It's very simple yet delicious treat that can be prepared in jiffy , even if you have some unexpected guest at your home and want to serve them something special, delicious yet quick.

So enjoy this super yum quick and easy delicacy with your family and pals. Hope you all will love it and please pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot.

Happy cooking....

12 Mar 2016


Hello everyone

Today I am having a very yummy cum healthy chicken platter to make your weekends. We generally prepare chicken curry then we have to prepare rice/roti to go with it. But what, when you don't want this regular combo yet wish to dig in some yummy chicken dish. Then this is perfect for you. Full of veggies and no more oil, yet super tempting and palatable dish to please your tummy in healthy way.
Step wise recipe is given below, do try and let me know too how's it turned out for you😊


Serves: 3-4
Time: 45 mins


For chicken:

1/2 kg chicken  breast, boneless
1/4 tsp black pepper powder
1/2 tsp chicken masala powder
1 tbsp corn flour
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1/2 tsp lime juice
Salt to taste

For sautéed veggies :

2 medium carrots, cut in thin strips
3/4 cup French beans, cut in 2 inch pieces
2-3 spring opinion, cut in 1 1/2- 2 inch pieces
1 cup colored capsicum, cut in 2 inch slices
1/2 cup cabbage, cut in length wise strips
1/4 + black pepper powder ( as per taste)
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp chili flakes
Salt to taste


First of all cut chicken pieces in thin slices, horizontally and pierce the pieces with knife or fork so that they absorb flavours nicely. Now marinate it in all ingredients given under for chicken section except oil. Keep it for 20-30 mins for marination.

Heat some oil in a wide pan and place chicken pieces on it. Cover it with lid and let it cook on medium flame for 4-5 mins. Now open the lid and flip chicken pieces. If it released water then increase the flame to high to evaporate any liquid on pan. Again cover and cook till chicken is nice tender and golden. Flip in between to avoid burning and ensure even texture.

For veggies:

In a wok heat some oil and add carrots and beans. Saute for 2 mins then cover and cook for 2-4 mins or till they get cooked but remain crunchy. Now add all other veggies and saute for 4-5 mins. 

Add black pepper powder, oregano, chili flakes  and salt . Again saute for 2 mins and your veggies are ready to go on plate.

For serving:

Either plate it on cabbage leaf or on sizzler plate to serve as sizzler or simply spread veggies on a plate then place chicken piece on it and finally pour some onion oregano or any sauce of your choice on it, that's it. 

You can use any veggies of your choice. I kept my veggies little crunchy but if you like fully tender veggies then cook covered for some more time.
Enjoy your healthy cum yummy chicken platter in different way.

Hope you all will definitely give it a try and believe me , you will never regret. So what's you waiting, let's start. Please share your experience with me and your valuable comments and suggestions are always welcomed😊.

Happy cooking....

27 Dec 2015


Hello everyone

I am here again after almost one month of gap as was busy in relishing family time. But I am back with a very delicious and kids friendly soup recipe , just perfect for winter season. As kids love noodles in their every meal so added these with lots of healthy veggies to make sure that kids get more and more healthy diet along with yumminess. This is so easy to prepare and less time consuming, so serve hot to comfort everyone in this chilling winter. Hope you will like this easy yet healthy yummy soup. 
Stepwise recipe is given below, do try and let me know how it turned out for you.
Recipe adapted from yummy tummy.


Serves: 4-5
Time: 30 mins


3/4 cup finely chopped veggies ( beans, carrot, capsicum)
1 cup finely chopped cabbages( red and white) and spinach
1 medium onion, finely chopped 
4-5 cloves garlic, minced
1 spring onion, finely chopped
50 gms or as per like, Spaghetti noodles
1 1/2 tbsp corn flour
1 tsp vinegar 
Soya sauce, red chilli sauce, tomato sauce, black pepper and salt , as per taste


Heat some oil in a wok, add minced garlic. When it get golden then add chopped onions and fry till transparent.

 Now add chopped veggies and saute for 3-4 mins. Add chopped cabbage and spinach, saute for 5 mins. 

Add spaghetti and 4 cups water. Let it cook for 6-8 mins at medium flame or till spaghetti gets cooked.
 Now add all sauces,vinegar, salt and black pepper as per your taste. 

Now add cornflour in 1/4 cup water and add to soup. Keep stirring and let it cook for another 5 mins. Switch off the flame and add chopped spring onions and mix. 

Your yummy hot and sour soup is ready to serve. 

You can use any veggies as per your like and availability. Add sauces as per your taste as everyone has his/her own unique taste buds. 
I like it quit hot and tangy so added chilli and soya sauce in plenty rather than tomato one. If you like sweet side , then add more tomato sauce or add some sugar to your soup.
You can also use water as per your preference of consistency of soup.

Enjoy this comfortable soup with your family or serve to guests in this chilling winter, they will surely gonna love it.

 Hope you all will like this simple yet delicious soup recipe and definitely going to give it a try. Please pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot.

Happy cooking....