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Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Bread Idli
Dassera Special dish "Bread Idli". Quick to make and  yummy to taste :-) Try this different recipe on occasion of Dassera. 
Wish you all a very Happy Dassera 
  • 6 bread slices
  • 1 cup curd
  • 1tbsp butter
  • 4  potatoes (boiled)
  • 1 Chopped onion (Medium Size)
  • 1 tsp coriander and cumin seed powder
  • ½ tsp Garam  Masala
  • Chopped coriander
  • 1 green chili (chopped)
  • ½  tsp red chili powder.
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • Salt to taste

  1. Cut the bread into round slices.
  2. Mash the potatoes. Add green chillies, chopped onion, coriander leaves, red chili powder, garam masala, Coriander & cumin powder and salt. Mix well.
  3. Mix salt and black pepper powder in curd.
  4. Now prepare a potato mixture tikki.
  5. Place tikki on one bread round slice. Place the other round bread slice on top of it.
  6. Heat a little butter in a non stick pan. Now place the bread slice with tikki in the pan and cover it and cook for 2-3 mins.
  7. Then flip the bread slice and cook for ½ min.
  8. Server it in plate and put curd mixture on top of it. Garnish with Coriander leaves J

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Paneer Cheese Frankie!!!

 Paneer Cheese Frankie !!!
This is the 1st recipe I have prepared in “My New Kitchen” J.
 I was busy arranging the house so have not posted any recipe in between.
Paneer Cheese Frankie is very delicious and simple to make once the preparations are done. If everything is prepared in advance it is very quick to prepare and serve.

Preparation Time:  15 mins

Cooking time: 10 mins

  • 2 cups Gram Flour (Besan)
  • ½ cup Fenugreek Leaves (Methi)
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • ½ tsp Chaat Masala
  • 1tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 onion chopped (medium size)
  • 1 cup cottage cheese (Paneer), grated
  • ½ cup Cheese, grated
  • Oil, Shallow fry
  • Salt to Taste

  1. Take besan in bowl and add methi leaves (I had more so that it increases the nutrition content in it), salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder, chaat masala, lemon juice, chopped onion. Mix well.
  2. Add water to it and mix well. The batter should be free flowing and not thick.  
  3. Heat a tawa. Add little oil.
  4. Put a ladleful of batter on it and spread it slightly.

    5. Cook on low heat till done on one side. (Note: It is to be cooked only from one side.
    6. Drizzle some oil round the sides and top.
    7. Put some grated paneer and cheese in the center of the Frankie.
    8.Sprinkle some red chili powder over it.
    9. Fold the two sides over the stuffing (Paneer +Cheese).
     10. Serve hot!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Chaat - Monaco Chaat

Chaat - Monaco Chaat!
Simple and quick Chaat to try on the occasion of Independence day!!
Wish all the Anjali's Kitchen Visitors a very "Happy Independence Day!!"
  • Monaco Biscuits
  • Coriander
  • Smashed boiled potatoes
  • Tamarind sauce
  • Chopped onion
  • Green chutney
  • Shev
  • Chaat Masala
  • Chili powder
  • Curd
  • salt to taste
1. Take a Monaco biscuit. put smashed potato on it.

2. Add onion on it.
3. Add Tamarind Sauce on it.
4. Add Green Chutney on it.

5. Add curd on it.
6. Add Shev on it.
7. Add Coriander over it.

Friday, July 8, 2011


Ashadhi Ekadashi is more of a religious procession festival and is celebrated during the months of June-July (Aashaadh Shukla paksha). This period is known as Chaturmas and coincides with the rainy season. Ashadhi Ekadashi is the day of fast and on this day people go walking in huge processions to Pandharpur to take darshan of God Vitthal. The yatra starts in Alandi and ends on Guru Poornima day at Pandharpur. The feast of Ashadhi Ekadashi is celebrated with great solemnity at Pandharpur. Hundreds of thousands go in pprocession from different parts of Maharashtra. On this day idols of Vishnu & Laxmi are worshipped, the entire night is spent singing prayers, and devotees keep fast. This include, giving up a food item or fasting on every Ekadashi day.
Here I am sharing few recipes specially to try out on Ashadhi Ekadashi Day.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Paneer Capsicum Rings

Paneer Capsicum Rings

Monsoon Special Recipes

Can be prepared as starter when you have guest coming.


  • 200gm Paneer

  • 3 Capsicums (medium size)

  • 2 tbsp corn flour

  • 2 tbsp gram flour (besan)

  • ½ tsp garam masala

  • Ginger+ garlic+ chili paste

  • 1 tsp red chili powder

  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder

  • ½ tsp sugar

  • 1 tsp lemon juice

  • 2 tbsp oil

  • Salt to taste


  1. Grate the paneer in one bowl.

  2. Add to it ginger garlic chili paste, salt, garam masala, sugar and lemon juice. Mix well.

  3. Take a capsicum and cut it from stem side to make it hallow. Clean it from inside. Remove the seeds.

  4. Stuff the above mixture in it.

  5. Roll the open end of stuffed capsicum in corn flour.

  6. Take another bowl add besan, chili powder, turmeric and salt. Mix it well.

  7. Cut the stuffed capsicum in to rings.

  8. Roll the capsicum in the above mixture.

  9. Take pan pour 1 tbsp oil and shallow fry the paneer capsicum rings.

  10. Serve hot :-))

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Strawberry Cake

Strawberry Cake!


· 250 gms vanilla cake mix (eggless)

· 2 cup water

· ½ tsp veg gel

2 tbsp refined oil

· 1 tsp strawberry essence

· 1 tbsp strawberry syrup

· Frozen Cherry tin

· Strawberry emulsion

· 1 cup cream.


1. Grease the cake pot with refined oil

2. Take a bowl and add vanilla cake mix, ½ cup water, strawberry essence and veg gel. Mix well.3. Whisk the above mixture 2-3 mins.

4. Add 2 tbsp refined oil to above mixture and whisk well.

5. Pour the mixture in grease cake pot.

6. Make a whole in between the mixture.

7. Set the microwave on high and bake it for 4 mins.
8. Once baked remove the cake in plate. 9. Allow the baked cake to cool. 10. Cut the cake in to 2 slices.
11. Mix strawberry syrup and 1 cup water.

12. Apply the mixture on 2 slices of the cake

13. Take cream and add strawberry emulsion (4-5 drops). Whisk it well together.
14. Apply the cream on the 2 slices of the cake. 15. Put the cut cherries or fresh strawberries on one slice of the cake.
16. Keep the other cake slice on it.

17. Arrange ½ cut cherries or fresh strawberries on it to decorate the cake.

18. Keep the cake in fridge for 4-5 hours to marinate.

Tip: You can use your favorite fruits and syrups to make different cakes from above recipe.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Banana Rice Flakes Delight!!

Banana Rice Flakes Delight!!

Vat Pournima Special!

Vat Pournima

Vat Pournima is the festival for Maharashtrian women, which is celebrated in the month of Jesht (May-June). Women observe a fast and tie threads around a banyan tree and pray for the same husband in every birth.

On occasion of Vat Pournima I am posting one very healthy recipe “Banana Rice Flakes Delight” Which is really good for people who are dieting, kids and also for the ones who are thinking for some new recipe for the breakfast. It’s very simple and quick to make.

  • 1 cup- Rice flakes

  • 2 – Bananas

  • 1 tbsp- groundnuts

  • 1 cup- chopped cucumber

  • 1 cup- curd

  • 3-4 chopped green chilies

  • 1 tsp sugar

  • 2 tbsp shredded coconut (optional)

  • Salt for taste

1. Take a medium size bowl and add all the ingredients.
2. Mix well and serve.

  • You can add pomegranate to it to make it more colorful.

  • Also you can add chopped apple , sweet lemon or any other fruit which you like to make it rich in nutrition’s.

Importance of Vat Pournima

The celebration derived from the story of Savitri and Satyavan. It has been foretold that Satyavan won't live long. Resting on the lap of Savitri, Satyavan was waiting for death under a banyan tree, when the day of death comes. The messenger of Yama, the God of death came to take Satyavan. But Savitri refused to give her beloved husband. Messenger after messenger tried to take Satyavan away, but in vain. Finally, Yama himself appeared in front of Savitri and insisted to give her husband. Since, she was still adamant, he offered her a boon. She asked for the well being of her in-laws. He granted it to her. She then followed him as he took Satyavan's body away. He offered her another boon. She now asked for the well being of her parents. This boon, too, was granted. But she was relentless, and continued to follow him. As they approached Yama's abode, he offered her a final boon. She asked for a son. He granted it. She then asked him how it would be possible for her to beget sons without her husband. Yama was trapped and had to return her husband. So, married women pray to the banyan tree for the long life of their husbands and children. Their fast is observed the whole night till the next morning.