Chilli Cheese Toast Recipe

Chilli Cheese Toast is an easy-to-make recipe. Needs very few ingredients and gets ready in no time. Perfect for evening snack or breakfast. Made with regular bread slices, these cheese sandwiches taste scrumptious and are prefect for occasions like picnics and road trips. Let us check quick and easy recipe to fill tummy whenever you are carving to eat.
Ingredients :
4 slices Bread
2 tsp Cheese (grated)
1 Green Chilli (thin long variety)
1/2 tsp Chilli flakes
1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
1 tsp Mayonnaise
1/2 tsp Tomato sauce
1 tsp capsicum (optional)
Method:
1)Cut green chillies finely and grate cheese. Keep aside.
2)Take the bread slice and apply the Mayonnaise,tomato sauce and spread equally. Then spread cheese & chilli.

3) Sprinkle seasoning & chilli falkes evenly on top and cover with the remaining slices.
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4)Heat a toaster/sandwich maker for few seconds. Place the prepared bread slices and cook till it turns golden brown.
5) Cut diagonally and serve hot with tomato sauce!
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My Notes:
1)You can add capsicum as its less spicy.
2)Use long green chillies as it is less spicy.

Vegetarian Burger (Aloo patties)

Burger is one such dish my daughter wanted me to try from long….So i tried for her and it really came out well .. She enjoyed it  ….. Veg burger with homemade burger patty recipe…… All time Popular and favorite snack. There’s nothing better than a home made burger. You can make this veg burger just in 15 minutes and you can also make it your own burgers with different spices and herbs.  You can also enjoy cutlets with tea at evening time. Learn how to make Vegetable Burgers.
Ingredients :
For veg patties / potato patties / aloo tikki:
Potato   2 ( big)
Green peas 2 tbsp
Capsicum 2 tsp finely chopped
Coriander powder 1/2 tbsp
Red chilli powder 1/2 tbsp
Cumin seed powder 1/2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Garam masala 2 pinch
Bread crumps 1/2 cup
Oil to fry
For corn flour – maida paste:
Maida 2 tsp
Corn flour 1 tsp
Water 1/4 cup
For burger sauce / mayo-tomato sauce:
Eggless mayonnaise sauce 2 tbsp
Tomato sauce 2 tbsp
Chilli sauce 2 tbsp
For burger assembling:
Burger bun 4 pieces
Tomato 2 sliced
Onion 2 sliced
Cheese slice 4
Burger stick 4

For making Corn-flour maida paste recipe:

Mix maida and corn flour in a wide bowl.
Add required water and make a smooth paste.
keep aside..
For making Burger sauce  recipe :
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Take a  small bowl add mayonnaise  sauce , green chilli sauce & tomato sauce.
Mix well and  keep aside
For Making Aloo patties:


1) Boil the potatoes and peel the skin, Boil the green peas in hot water for 5 minutes and drain the water thoroughly.

2) Mash the potatoes and green peas with your hands nicely and add the finely chopped  capsicum, coriander powder, jeerapowder, salt, garam masala and  red chilli powder.

3) You can add finely chopped coriander leaves too.
4) Mix them nicely to form a firm mixture.If you feel the mixture is not firm, add 1-2 tblsp of all purpose flour(maida)
5) Now take a handful of mixture and give a nice round shape. slightly press uniformly to make patties. adjust the size according to the size of burger bun or you can shape it with round shape ring.
6) Dip each patty in corn-flour maida paste. cover on both the sides
7) Then coat the patty in breadcrumbs. alternatively, you can also use semolina / rava.
8) Heat oil for shallow frying. meanwhile, dust the excess bread crumbs. place them carefully in the medium hot oil
9) Then one side is golden, flip and fry the other side. drain the patty on kitchen paper towels to remove excess oil.
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For making Aloo patty Burger:
1) Take a large burger bun and cut them half horizontally
2) Spread the burger sauce  or any dressing you are using on the down part of the bun.
3) Place a lettuce over it and press 9i didnt use in the pic)
4) Place the Aloo patty on it and place onion& tomato slice carefully on it
5) Place the cheese slice over the patty.
6) Apply burger sauce on the other half of burger bun (bottom part bun)
7) Close the buns tightly. You can insert a tooth pick too
8) Serve with tomato sauce !!!!!!

Fruit Custard-Mixed Fruit Custard Recipe

My kids are basket ball players and i fed up daily making some new healthy snacks which will give them more energy to study after they reach home tiring… I tried making Fruit custard and to my surprise my kids loved it can hide lots of fruits, dates, dry fruits and nuts in them which is so healhty . All these fruits topped with a delicious custard.. Fruit custard is one of the easiest dessert and also very tasty and healthy.. Fruit custard is a great dish to serve for parties since it involves less efforts but taste really good. Try to add a good amount of nuts and dry fruits in them, they gives the crunchy and chewy texture. Today we will learn how to make fruit custard following this easy recipe.
 
Ingredients :
Vanilla flavored Custard powder – 2 tbsp
Milk – 3 tbsp for mixing custard powder

Milk – 500 ml (2 1/2 cups)
Sugar – 50 grams (1/4 cup) or as required
Mixed fruits – anything of your choice
Method:
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1) Cut all the fruits into medium sized pieces and keep aside . You can use any fruits of your choice like banana, apple, pineapple, papaya, musk melon, chikoo/sapodilla, pomegranate, pear, kiwi,grapes (seedless), strawberry etc. Avoid watermelon as it oozes water.
2)Mix vanilla custard powder with 2 tbsp milk to make a custard paste and make a smooth paste without any lumps.
3)Boil 2 1/2 cups of milk , add sugar to it… Add the smooth custard paste to the milk and keep stirring continuously till it becomes thick.
4)After it comes to room temperature, refrigerate it. Once it cools, it will become a little thick.
5)Take a bowl, add the fruits and pour the custard over it.
6)Serve Chilled.

Khaman dhokla

Khaman dhokla is a delicious  Gujarati snack which is similar texture like cake is very popular in India….. Khaman dhokla are prepared and steamed till. It’s luffiest, softest, spongiest like idlis.. If you tried making dhokla but never got a fluffy and soft sure checkout this way…
INGREDIENTS :

  • For Dhokla :
  •  Besan/ Chickpea flour – 250 gms (1 & 1/2 cup)
  • Curd/Yogurt – 1/2 cup (not very sour)
  • Water – 1/2 cup
  • Cooking/Baking Soda – 1/2 tsp
  • For seasoning to be mixed to the batter (to be added just before cooking)
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric a pinch
  • Green Chili paste – 1 – 2 (or as per taste)
  • Sugar – 1 tsp
  • Citric acid – quarter tsp (or lemon juice)
  • Eno – 1 small packet (green colour fruit lime) + some more for sprinkling on the plate
  • salt to taste
  • For tempering
  • Mustard Seeds
  • Little water + Oil to be topped on dhoklas

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METHOD:
1) Mix first 1/2 cup curds with 1/2 water
2) Add the besan and mix well to get a lump less batter, the consistency should be of idli batter, more of dropping not pouring consistency.
3)Now take a steaming high sided plate and grease it well with oil. Set aside till use.
4)Slowly add more water if needed else, add the soda. Keep it aside to rise for 1 hour. To the batter mix in the citric acid, oil, salt, sugar, green chili paste and turmeric powder. Mix well. This has to be done just before pouring to the plate
5)Meanwhile have the pan on stove, and let the water start boiling. When the water reaches the rolling stage, you can mix the eno to the batter (Save little of eno for dusting on the plate), mix gently, you will see bubbles coming out.
6)Pour it immediately in the grease plate and pop into the steamer.
Steam it for 15 to 20 mins or till a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
6) When the dhokla is steaming, make the green chutney. Take all ingredients in a blender and make into a smooth paste. Your green chutney is done. Set aside till serving.
7) Now After 20 mins remove the dhokla from the steamer and set aside. Now make the tempering, heat oil in a tadka pan, add in mustard, green chilli, asafoetida and let them sizzle for a min. Take it off the stove and Pour in water and mix them well.
8) Now drizzle this all over the dhokla, you can top it with coriander leaves and coconut.
9) Slice and Serve with green chutney.

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'The place' for tea lovers..

Recently i won a contest with  TEA TRAILS Facebook page ..It was my first win of this new year….I was totally so much excited wat will be the prize.. They messaged me and asked me a passtport size photo I asked why but when i went to their Ashok Nagar branch they gave me  a id card saying u have won a tea for a whole year..I was like who will come to drink tea daily as I m not a tea lover.. …..   But when i ordered herbal tea on the very first day it was like awesome mild taste and i loved it to the core … Now daily without fail me and my hubby come here to drink tea…
Its a perfect place for all tea lovers with varieties of tea  with snacks. Tea Trails is a chain of tea cafes in India that has two of their branches at Chennai in Ashok Nagar , Neelangarai and Annanagar…Launched in late 2013 by a group of entrepreneurs with successful track records, Tea Trails Café has embarked on an interesting journey of changing the rules of the game in the café space.  The ambience is Very neat and maintained clean. With a lot of wall hangings with quotes related to tea, the place does seem attractive. Seating was comfortable… It’s a simple, minimally designed place with eye soothing decor and lighting that’s perfect for some quiet conversations and catching up over detailed interesting options of tea. Its really a relaxing for people who want a break with Wi-Fi connection as well to cater to those people who have to ‘stay on the grid’ even at their Chai time.
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Best ever collection of tea as they have different types of tea which are served across the world. They have a wide variety of teas. Classic teas, white teas , green tea , oolong tea , flavoured tea and various speciality teas are listed on their menu.. I tried Ginger green tea as i had cold and to my surprise it had a strong ginger taste my throught became normal as its natural …Not only tea the snacks also really amazing and tasty ..
I have tried  1) Seasoned French Fries which is  crispy  with peri peri seasonings served with two mayo dips.
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2) Pasta which is really delicious with white sauce ..but me and my daughter were searching for broccoli but it was not there so its a suggestion to add more vegetables so that it will be more yummy ….
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3)Fried rice..It tasted like Schezwan rice but again it can be bit more spicy to fulfilled me ..
 
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The one thing i love the most is their service….. Have to try more and will blog more about different varieties of all teas as well yummy delicious dishes ….
Tea Trails offers a gourmet tea drinking experience to the discerning consumer and brings to India the fast emerging international trend with a desi twist. It offers carefully curated range of the finest teas from Indian and around the world… A good place to have tea and snacks . A gem amidst all the coffee shops in the city.
Its Definitely a MUST GO for a tea lover.
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You can reach Tea trails at
Address: 49/24, Chandra Choodeshwar Building, 4th Avenue, Ashok Nagar, Chennai
Phone: 044 43051855
Zomato :
https://www.zomato.com/chennai/tea-trails-ashok-nagar
 
website:
http://www.teatrailsindia.com/
facebook :
https://www.facebook.com/teatrailscafechennai/

Dry Fruit Kachori (Place of origin.in)

Place of Origin is filled with a variety of eatables. Once you open the website, you see many categories like snacks, sweets, staples and winter specials. They have tie-ups with most of the popular shops in your town. You can find the famous snacks or sweets from all the states of India here. They have a special section for the health-conscious foodies, where you can pick healthy snacks like karela chips, roasted makhana or dry fruit kachodi. Trust me, they taste so yum that you’ll be addicted!

I had a chance to try few stuffs from Place of Origin and I absolutely loved them.
Have I look at what I got
No.2) Dry fruit kachori::
Im a big foodie and a big fan of chat items…I forget about calories when i think of these foods……What to do they are so addictive . I’m sure many of you sail in the same boat as mine …. Kachori is definitely one such snack that i can die for. Crispy n flaky out side, spicy, tangy and mildly sweet inside. Kachoris can be made with various stuffings…  I got a sample of Dry fruit kachori of Jay Hind Sweets from Place of origin.in
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About the brand (Jay Hind Sweets)

It Started in 1948, Jayhind is one of Ahmedabad’s most well known shops for mithais, namkeens and dry fruits. With over 6+ decades of experience and ensuring the quality and taste of their ingredients, they have been able to establish themselves as one of the most sought after brands in Gujarat and beyond. The NRI fraternity swears by their sweets containing kaju and badam, due to their longer shelf life. Jayhind now has an export division as well. They have a complete automatic and hygienic plant for their sweets and namkeen production.

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About Product (Dry fruit kachori) :
Ingredients:
Gram floue(Besan),Maida, Cashew nuts, Raisins(kismis),Sesame seeds(Til),Fennel seed(Saunf),Corrainder seeds,Coriander powder(Dhania),Cumin powder(Jeera),Turmeric powder,Chili powder,Garam masala,Spices,Sugar,Salt,Edible Oil.
Taste:
Crispy,mild sweet and Spicy
Packing:
Its really packed amazing loved the golden ball packing which attracts everyone from kids to elders
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Dry Fruit Kachori :
. A Crispy small snack balls stuffed with dry fruits and spices makes it a tasty offering on any occasion. Dry fruit Kachori comes with a filling of dry fruits. Jain Vijay Farsan Mart Kachori is perfect for satisfying your hunger cravings. These deep-fried Kachoris along with the delectable filling are simply irresistible.
It can be eaten alone to satisfy the urge of munching something light and tasty or with tea coffee.It also goes very well with green chutney or as a part of the meal.It is a perfect party time Indian snack.

Though Kachoris are native to Rajasthan , this dry fruit kachoris are something very famous in Gujarat. Unlike normal kachoris, these dry fruit Kachoris have long shelf life and can be stored for few weeks to couple of month. Its also little sweetish when compared to normal ones.
Dry fruit Kachori was  yummy and they made it with the way I like it Khatta Meetha.
Reasonably priced which is very healthy !!!!

Place of origin gives us opportunity to buy India’s favorite foods online..They work hard to bring you the finest sweets, snacks, dry fruits, namkeen, pickle, jams, tea, coffee and staples from all over India. You can now discover unique regional delicacies and order from the comfort of your home..

Oats upma recipe

 

A bowl of freshly cooked oats upma can be one of the healthiest options for breakfast to fight against diabetes .Regular oats with milk  can be very boring sometimes, that too when you are in a big crave for spicy start.  This version of oats upma could be one good recipe for everyone !!!!!

Ingredients:

1 cup Oats (quacker)

i/2 cup Onion
2 Green Chilli
1/2 cup chopped vegetables  u like (Carrot ,Capsicum,peas, beans)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 cup water
Salt – To Taste
1 cup Water
2 tsp Chopped Coriander Leaves
1 tsp Lemon Juice
2 tsp Oil
1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 tsp ground nut
Curry Leaves – 8-10
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Method:
First take a pan roast oats for 2-3 minutes or until it start to be aromatic, take care not to burn it, keep aside
Now Peel and chop onion and finely chop carrot, capsicum, beans, green chilies, coriander leaves   and keep aside.
Now Heat oil in a pan, then add Mustard Seeds & ground nut saute until it becomes golden brown.
Add onion and fry until transparent. Add vegetables, green chillies  fry in medium flame for 2 minutes. Add a little salt just for the vegetables

Add the oats, salt and mix well for a minute. Add 1/2 cup water and mix well and cook covered for 2-3 minutes until all the water is absorbed and oats gets cooked.
Add coriander leaves, lemon juice  stir and off flame.
Cover the pan and let it sit for 5 minutes before serving.
Serve hot with sauce or chutney..I love it with mango pickle……

 

Healthy Oats Thepla

Here is a healthy options to kick start your day in a healthy way making this Flat Bread known as Theplas.  This is also a perfect food to be taken when you are travelling long distances or going on picnics as they are easy to pack and do not spoil easily and keep well for a few days. They are light on the stomach, healthy, nutritious and filling too at the same time.
Ingredients
1 cup Whole wheat flour (atta)
½ cup  Quaker Oats
1/4 tsp  Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp  Red chilli powder
1/4 tsp  Coriander powder
a pinch of asafoetida
chopped green chilly to taste

Salt to taste
2 tsp oil( 1tsp in dough and 1 while cooking)

 
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Method:
 

To begin making the thepla Recipe Take a bowl Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and make a batter out of it
Set aside for 10 mins. Divide into 4-5 balls and roll into thin chapatis.

Now Sprinkle a drop of oil on a non-stick pan and cook till both the sides are crispy & golden
Now  the tasty and healthy Oats Thepla are ready to serve! Relish with your favourite gravy or chutney, curd ,  tomato sauce or curd !!!!

Oats Apple Kheer

Payasam or Kheer is a traditional Indian dessert that is served in weddings, made for festivals and so on. It is the simplest of Indian desserts that can be whipped up in a jiffy.  if needed and also chop the apple finely instead of grating.

Ingredients

1 cup Oats (quacker oats)

1 cup apple (unpeeled)

4 tsp Sugar

1 cup Milk
5 Almonds

5 Raisins
A pinch of Elaichi (cardamom) powder
Method
Take a  non stick pan. Add oats and dry roast in a low heat till golden color. keep aside
Take the apple and cut into small pieces
Now take a bowl add apple&milk heat on medium flame by stirring in between for about 15 mins
Now add oats & Stir well.
Now Add sugar & cardamom powder and stir well to make sure there are no lumps.
Keep it on low flame for one minute.
Garnish with almonds and raisins.

Serve hot or u can freeze it also have chilled kheer which will be more tastier