Showing posts with label appetizers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label appetizers. Show all posts

21 Oct 2016


Hello everyone

Here I am posting after a long time but came with a very interesting and delicious recipe. Quiche , it's basically a type of pie with a savory filling and topped with egg mixture. But mine recipe is eggless one and also without butter. Generally its crust calls for lots of butter but as a health conscious fellow I always try to cut down any extra calories in my diet, as much I can. So here is mine version of eggless quiche recipe. Nice creamy filling in a crispy crunchy crust is a real delight for quiche lovers. Hope you all will definitely love this healthier and delicious version.

Step wise recipe is given below.


Time: 1 hr ( leaving the resting time)
Serves: 8


For crust:
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour/ chapatti flour
1 1/2 tbsp semolina
2 tbsp oil
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
3-4 tbsp yogurt , as required
For filling:
1 cup spinach, finely chopped
2 big onions, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2 cup crumbled cottage cheese ( paneer)
1/4-1/2 tsp chilli flakes
1/4 tsp Black pepper
Salt to taste

For egg substitute

1 cup milk
1/2 cup soft cottage cheese ( paneer)
1 heaped tbsp corn flour
1-2 pinch salt


First of all prepare dough for crust.
Mix all ingredients given under for crust section , except yogurt. After mixing hold the flour mixture in your palm and close tightly. If after opening , the flour hold it's shape then proceed with next step otherwise add some more oil and mix well to get required texture.

Now add required yogurt, 1 tbsp at a time and gather the dough together. No need to knead the dough. It should be firm and just gathered together to form a ball. 

** Never add too much yogurt otherwise your crust will not come out crisp.

Now give it a disc shape and wrap in a cling film/ aluminum foil. Keep it in freezer for 30 mins or in fridge for 2hrs.

Now take it out and roll into a thick big chapatti ( slightly bigger than the size of your baking pan) on a floured surface.

** The chapatti may break while rolling due to hard dough but don't worry , keep on collecting the broken edges and roll.

While rolling keep on lifting and moving your rolled chapatti to avoid sticking to base.
Now carefully transfer it to the pie pan. Press it lightly to give the shape of pan and pierce with fork to avoid puffing while baking.
Now blind bake the prepared crust in a preheated oven at 180℃ for 12-15 mins or till its edges start to browning.

Keep it out of the oven and brush with butter or ghee. Let it cool.
Meanwhile prepare our filling.

Heat some oil in a wok, add chopped garlic and saute for a min. Now add chopped onions and saute till transparent. Add spinach and saute till it shrinks. 

Now add crumbled cheese, followed by chilli flakes, black pepper powder and salt to taste. Saute for 2 more mins and is done. Let it cool.

Meanwhile prepare our egg replacement mixture.

Take all ingredients given under egg replacement , in a blender jar and blend to a nice smooth creamy mixture. Keep aside till needed.

When our crust and filling is cooled down. Put filling in crust and spread evenly. Finally pour the prepared egg replacement mixture all over it.

Now bake it in a preheated oven at 180℃ for 40- 45 mins or till you see nice golden colour on its top.

** Never put hot filling or on a hot crust, let both come to room temperature before assembling the final dish. Otherwise the crust may become soggy and ruin the texture of whole dish.

After baking let it come to room temperature then slice and serve with any sauce of your choice.

It is not only delicious but filling too. A single slice can replace your full meal. So bake it and enjoy in your lunch /  dinner or give it in your kids tiffin.

It's really yummilicious treat for quiche lovers in a healthy way.

Hope you all will love this healthy cum yummy treat and will give it a try soon.
Please pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot.

Happy cooking....

27 Jun 2016


Hello everyone

We all start drooling over mere mention of Chinese cuisine specially if it's noodle/ spaghetti.Now a days kids to elders, everyone is fan of Chinese food. You can find stalls of Chinese noodles from roadside to five star hotels and from marriage party to buissness meet ups . From this it's  crystal clear that how deeply this cuisine entered in our hearts. So today I am also going to share one of the popular delicious noodle recipe but a healthy one, which you will definitely love. This is so easy to prepare yet super delicious , healthy and filling too as this time I used oats noodles. You can prepare it from breakfast to dinner, anytime. Recipe is given below, do try and let me know how it turned out for you.


Serves: 3-4
Time : 30 mins


300- 350 gms noodles ( spaghetti), I used Quaker Oats spaghetti 
 2 cup length wise cut carrots and long cut beans
2 cups mixed veg ( shredded cabbage, sliced colored capsicum, long cuts spring onions)
2 onions, round sliced
2 green chilies, slit
2 tsp soy sauce ( or as per taste)
2-3 tsp garlic chilli or simple chilli sauce ( or as per taste)
1/2+ tsp black pepper powder
1 tsp garlic powder ( optional)
Salt to taste


First of all boil enough water in a big vessel, add 1/2 tsp salt and 1 tsp oil to it. Now add noodles in it and boil till it is cooked. Keep checking in between, as soon as it is cooked , drain it in a sieve and wash under running tap water to wash all starch to get non sticky noodles. Keep aside for later use. You can also rub 1 tsp of oil on noodles  after washing to ensure non sticky noodles on cooking. But I skipped as if it is washed properly then will not stick at all. But be careful to not over cook your noodles otherwise it will kill all the flavours, that you will never appreciate. All the spaghetti packets have cooking time mentioned on it, so follow it blindly to get best result as different thickness of noodles take different cooking time.

Heat oil in a wok, Add sliced onions and fry till transparent. 
Now add carrots and beans, saute for 2 mins and cover the lid and further cook for 2-3 mins. Now add mix veggies and saute for 3-4 mins.

 Add garlic powder, black pepper powder , some salt and both sauces. Mix well. 

Now add boiled noodles and salt , saute for 3-5 mins. Adjust salt and sauces according to your taste. 

Switch off the flame and serve your delicious noodles hot.

*You can use any veggies as per your choice and availability. If you want to add some tomato sauce then can, I skipped as I got sufficient sweetness from sweet soy sauce. 

I kept my veggies crunchy, but if you like nicely cooked one then can cook for little longer to get your preference. But believe me crunchiness of veggies increase its taste double fold .

You can prepare these noodles either for breakfast or for lunch or dinner, it's filling and delicious too . 

So enjoy these Chinese delicacy with your pals and please pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot.

Happy cooking....