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Paneer Cutlets/Paneer Patties

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Paneer cutlet recipe, easy to prepare crisp cutlets made with cottage cheese (paneer) ,potatoes and corn mixed with spices,coated in breadcrumbs and shallow fried.
They are a very popular Indian snack dish that can also be served as an appetizer.
Elders as well as kids will surely love this recipe that is made using paneer and potatoes and can be served as after school snacks.
Watch this step by step recipe and do leave me your valuable feedback.

prep time 20 minutes
cook time 20 minutes
serves 4

Ingredients

200 grams paneer OR 1.75 cups grated or crumbled paneer
3 small OR 1 cup potatoes
1 cup boiled corn
2 green chilies, chopped
2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 teaspoon garam masala powder
1 teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
1 teaspoon cumin powder (jeera powder)
1 cup rice flour or corn starch
2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup breadcrumbs
oil for pan frying

Directions || how to make paneer cutlet

In a bowl, add crumbled paneer,boiled potato and boiled corn.
Next add all the spice – red chili powder,cumin powder and garam masala , green chillies and chopped coriander.
Add 3 to 4 tablespoons rice flour and salt as required. instead of rice flour, you can also use corn starch.
Squeeze some lemon juice and mix everything very well. do check the taste and if required add more salt.
Take a portion of the mixture and shape in to patties.
Next in a plate take some breadcrumbs, place the paneer cutlet on the breadcrumbs coat well.
Make all cutlets this way and coat them with breadcrumbs.keep aside.

frying paneer cutlets:

heat 3 tablespoons oil in a pan or tawa. keep the flame to medium-low or medium and place the paneer cutlets.
when the base is golden, flip gently without breaking them.
fry the second side too without golden. flip a couple of times till the paneer cutlets are crisp and golden.
place fried paneer cutlets on kitchen paper towels to remove excess oil.
serve paneer cutlet hot with any sauce or chutney or dip.

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Vegetable Cheese Sandwich(Kids Lunch box ideas)

13 Nov 2017

Vegetable cheese sandwich is very simple and quick sandwich which doesn’t need any cooking as they are prepared using raw vegetables. You can either have them raw without toasting it or can be made on a griddle or tawa. You an use any vegetables of your choice with an addition of cheese.


Avocado Cheese Sandwich (Kids Lunch box ideas)

12 Nov 2017

Two of my favorite avocado and cheese, so I tried to combine the two in a sandwich.And to my surprise it turned out to be the delicious and stunning avocado cheesy sandwich.This sandwich is very nutritious and has all the melted, cheesy flavor with added benefits of avocado which adds healthy monounsaturated fats.
This sandwiches makes a very healthy lunch box for kids in school or as a snacks after school.


Fruit Sandwich (Kids Lunch box ideas)

11 Nov 2017

Fruit sandwich makes a filling snacks ,just cut the fruits, apply cream to the bread slices, and assemble the sandwich. Kids love this sandwich due to its sweet taste. So if your kids are not fond of fruits , this is the best way to make them eat.
You can add any type of non-citrus fruits to this sandwich.So if you are looking for something healthier for kids, this is the best  lunch box ideas or snacks for your kids.You can pack them with any fruits This sandwich is inspired from Japanese cuisine.If you have never had a Japanese Fruit Sandwich, try it.


Nutella Banana Sandwich (Kids Lunch box ideas)

10 Nov 2017

Yes, it?s a Nutella and banana sandwich fried in butter. This recipe is very simple and easy and will make a very enjoyable lunch box meal for your
kids. You can also serve them as after school snacks if you are in real rush.
Try this yummy delicious chocolaty nutella sandwich and let me know your experience.

Vegetable Cheese Sandwich

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Vegetable cheese sandwich is very simple and quick sandwich which doesn’t need any cooking as they are prepared using raw vegetables. You can either have them raw without toasting it or can be made on a griddle or tawa. You an use any vegetables of your choice with an addition of cheese.

Recipe type: breakfast / snacks
Preparation time : 15 mins
Cook time : 0 mins

Serves: 2 Servings

Ingredients

4 bread slices, brown / white bread
1 cup cheese spread
½ cup capsicum finely chopped
½ cup carrots finely shredded
½ cup cucumber finely shredded
1 potato boil and mashed
½ capsicum, finely chopped
1 tbsp garlic minced
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp pepper powder
salt to taste
2 tsp butter

Directions || How to prepare Vegetable cheese sandwich

Drain out the water from the shredded cucumber.
In a bowl , add 1 cup of spread cheese,chopped capsicum,shredded carrots,shredded cucumber,boil potato,garlic,red chilli powder,pepper powder,
salt and chopped coriander.
Mix all the veggies and cheese together.
Now take 2 breads and spread butter on both the slice.
also place the prepared stuffing and spread uniformly on the two bread slice.
Cover with the other slice of bread.
Now cut the bread into half and serve.
finally, serve hot or pack for kids lunch box.

Avocado Cheese Sandwich (Kids Lunch box ideas)

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Two of my favorite avocado and cheese, so I tried to combine the two in a sandwich.And to my surprise it turned out to be the delicious and stunning avocado cheesy sandwich.This sandwich is very nutritious and has all the melted, cheesy flavor with added benefits of avocado which adds healthy monounsaturated fats.
This sandwiches makes a very healthy lunch box for kids in school or as a snacks after school.

Ingredients

1 avocado
Juice of 1 lime
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp. butter
2 slices bread
1 slice of cheese

Directions || How to make Avocado Cheese Sandwich

In a small bowl, mash avocado with lime juice and season with salt.
Cut the edges the of the bread.
Spread butter on the outside of each slice of bread, then spread avocado on both the slice.
Top with cheese,ketchup and close sandwich.
Slice in half and serve.
Or pack for kids lunch box.

Fruit Sandwich (Kids Lunch box ideas)

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Fruit sandwich makes a filling snacks ,just cut the fruits, apply cream to the bread slices, and assemble the sandwich. Kids love this sandwich due to its sweet taste. So if your kids are not fond of fruits , this is the best way to make them eat.
You can add any type of non-citrus fruits to this sandwich.So if you are looking for something healthier for kids, this is the best  lunch box ideas or snacks for your kids.You can pack them with any fruits This sandwich is inspired from Japanese cuisine.If you have never had a Japanese Fruit Sandwich, try it.

 

Ingredients

1 cup (240ml) heavy whipped cream
4 thin slices Bread
strawberries
banana
kiwi

Directions|| How to prepare fruit sandwiches

Put heavy cream and sugar in a bowl of an electric mixer and whip until forming hard peaks
or you can ready made cool whipped cream

Spread some whipped cream on one side of two slices of bread (not too thin, but not too thick).

Place fruits on the two slices of bread. Put one layer of sliced fruits over cream on the bread.

Spread some more cream over fruits. Place another slice of bread on top of the cream.

Wrap the sandwiches with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.

Remove the plastic. Cut crusts out and cut the sandwich into 4 pieces diagonally to make triangle shapes.

You can pack these sandwiches in kids lunch box.

Ragada Patties(Mumbai style)

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Ragda Patties or Mumbaiya Ragada Pattice is a favorite chaat all over the globe , be it India or USA or canada or any corner of the world ,mumbai chat is famous worldwide.This mumbai street food is prepared with potato patties topped with white peas gravy(ragda) and two chutneys (green corinder and tamarind date chutney),onions and sev. It has combination of sweet ,spicy and tangy flavors.

Preparation time : 45 mins +(8 hours of white peas soaking)
Cooking time : 45 mins
Serves : 5-6

 

Ingredients

For The Ragada

1 cup vatana (dried white peas)
2 medium size onions finely chopped
1 tomato finely chopped
1 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
1 tsp chat masala powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
salt to taste
2 tbsp oil

For The Patties

4 big size potatoes boiled
2 tbsp bread crumbs
salt to taste
1 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
1 tsp chat masala powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder

 

Other Ingredients

oil for deep-frying

To Serve

1/2 cup green chutney
1/2 khajur imli ki chutney
1 cup sev
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup finely chopped coriander
1 tbsp lemon juice

Directions || How to prepare ragada patties

For the ragada

Soak the dried peas overnight.
In a pressure cooker , add oil and then add finely chopped onions.
Once the onions turn golden brown, add chopped tomatoes.
Once the tomatoes turns mushy or soft , add red chilli powder,garam masala powder,cumin powder,chat powder and mix them well.
Add approximately 2 to 3 cups of fresh water and pressure cook for 7-8 whistles or until the peas are soft.
Keep the cooked ragada aside.

For the patties

Boil, peel and grate the potatoes.
Add the red chilli powder , garam masala ,chat masala and cumin powder , bread crumbs and salt and knead to a soft dough.
Divide into 12 equal portions and keep aside.
Roll out each portion into a 75 mm. (3″) diameter circle. Place a portion of the ground filling mixture on each circle.
Bring together the edges in the centre to seal the filling inside the potato.
Press lightly on top to make a patty.
Repeat to make the remaining patties.
Shallow fry on a non-stick pan till the patties are golden brown and crisp.

How to proceed for serving

For serving, place 2 patties on a plate and pour the ragda over.
Top with all the chutneys. Sprinkle the onions,green chutney,tamarind and dates chutney,chopped coriander,sev and sprinkle some lime juice on top.
Serve immediately.

Tips

You might need to add some more cornflour to the potatoes if they are not dry enough.

Kothimbir vadi-Coriander Patties ( micro-oven)

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Kothimbir vadi One more favorite Maharashtrian snack made from coriander leaves and chickpea flour.
Kothimbir vadi can be served as snacks or an appetizier for lunch/dinner.
It can be served with any chutney or ketchup.

 

Prep time:20 mins

Cooking time: 10 mins
Serves: 4

Ingredients

For Dough

1 or 1½ cups of chopped coriander/cilantro leaves(2 bunches)
2 cups of besan – chickpea flour (add more if required)
½ tablespoon turmeric powder
2-3 green chillies paste(add more if prefer having spicy)
4 cloves of garlic paste
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
¼ or ½ cups water
a pinch of hing
salt as required

For cooking

¼- ½ Cup oil to fry

Method

Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl and knead to make a firm, smooth dough.

Shape it into a cylindrical roll .

Apply oil at the base and sides of a microwave safe cooker or bowl.
Cover it with its lid or a microwave safe lid.

Microwave on high for 3 to 5 minutes or till done.

The mixture should be cooked and firm.

Insert a knife or toothpick and if it comes out clean, the vadi is cooked well.

Let it cool.

Then remove the steamed cylindrical roll on a tray and cut it into oval shaped.

Shallow fry or pan fry in hot oil till crisp and browned.

Serve Kothimbir Vadi hot with green chutney or tomato sauce or you can it have it just with tea/coffee.

Tip

If you don’t have microwave or microwave bowl you can even steam it in gas steamer.
Healthy tips to avoid frying you can just have the steamed vadi instead ,even the steamed vadi’s tastes good the only thing will be missing its the crunchy taste