Thursday, 28 November 2013

Cheese Potato Sandwich

Enjoy breakfast with healthy, yummy and easy to make Cheese Potato Sandwich….


8 Brown bread slices
4 medium potatoes, boiled & mashed
100 gm cottage cheese (paneer), crumbled
1 cup cheese, grated
1 tsp black pepper powder
1 tbsp parsley, chopped (optional)
1/4 cup capsicum, finely chopped
Salt to taste
Butter or Ghee


  • Mix potatoes, capsicum and paneer in a bowl and microwave for 30 sec on high power.
  • Add in parsley, salt and pepper.
  • Spread potato mixture on bread slice, add grated cheese and cover with another slice.
  • Apply butter on both sides and toast on griddle or in sandwich maker.
  • Cut diagonally and serve hot with milkshake or fruit juice.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Cottage Cheese Stuffed Aubergines

Soft and cheesy aubergines stuffed with Cottage cheese, capsicum and garlic is best to compliment with salad and soup….


8 small  Aubergines / Brinjals
100 gm Cottage Cheese (paneer), crumbed
1 tsp garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp parsley, chopped
2 tbsp capsicum, finely chopped
½ tsp black pepper powder
50 gm mozzarella cheese, grated
1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
1 tbsp lemon Juice
Salt to taste
50 gm bread crumbs


  • Cut into half length-ways and scoop out the insides with a knife. Keep aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 190° C.
  • Sprinkle the 1 tsp lemon juice over the aubergines to prevent discoloration.
  • Brush aubergines with little oil, season with salt and place in a baking dish. Cover with foil and bake for 10 min.
  • In a pan heat oil and cook the scooped out aubergine insides for 2-3 min.
  • Cool and add in the cottage cheese, parsley, garlic, capsicum, cheese, lemon juice, salt & pepper.
  • When the aubergine shells are tender, remove and fill with the cheese mixture.
  • Cover with bread crumbs and drizzle some oil over, and return to the oven.
  • Bake for 5 minutes. Switch the oven function to Grill and cook for 5 min more or till the top is lightly browned.
  • Serve hot with salad and soup.

Monday, 25 November 2013

Hara Chana Patties

Make Nutritious and Crispy “Hara Chana Patties” to give a Healthy Treat…..


1 cup Green Chickpeas (hare chane), soaked overnight        
1-2 Green chilli, finely chopped
1 medium Onion, finely chopped
1/2 tsp Garam masala powder
1/2 tsp Cumin powder           
1 tsp Garlic paste
1/2 tsp dry mango powder
2 tbsp Yogurt
2 tsp Roasted chana dal powder
1 tbsp Fresh coriander leaves, chopped
Oil for shallow frying
Salt to taste


  • Boil the soaked chana along with salt, cool and grind.
  • To chana mixture add the remaining ingredients and mix well to a smooth mixture. (if mixture turn soft add 1-2 tsp roasted chana dal  powder)
  • Divide the dough into equal parts and shape them into roundels.
  • Heat oil in a pan and shallow-fry patties till golden brown on both the sides or grill.
  • Serve hot with ketchup or green chutney. 

Monday, 18 November 2013

Pineapple and Almond Cake

An exotic combination of pineapple and almonds make this cake everyone’s favorite….


4 slices of tinned pineapple, chopped
1/2 tin (200 gm) condensed milk
3/4 cup flour
15-20 chopped almonds
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp pineapple essence
1 tbsp pineapple crush
1/2 cup oil
A drop yellow color


  • Shift flour, baking soda and baking powder in a bowl and keep aside.
  • Beat condensed milk with electric beater on high speed for 4-5 min or till light and fluffy.
  • Add pineapple essence and crush and beat again to mix well.
  • Add oil in small batches and beat well to combine all.
  • Add flour mixture and mix with a wooden spoon. Add color and mix again.
  • Mix in pineapple pieces and chopped almonds well.
  • Pour the prepared batter in greased tin.
  • Bake in preheated oven at 160 deg C for 35-40 min or until done.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Rajma Tikki Sandwich

A filling and healthy sandwich…. has goodness of beans and vegetables.


For Rajma Tikki:

1 cup kidney beans (Rajma)
1 onion, finely chopped
1-2 green chillies, chopped
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 tbsp fresh coriander, finely chopped
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp chaat masala
Salt to taste
Oil for shallow frying

For Sandwich:

8 Brown bread slices
Cheese slices
Cucumber slices
Tomato slices
1/2 cup grated cabbage


  • Wash and soak rajma overnight. Drain and grind without water. Take out in a bowl.
  • Add in onion, garlic-ginger paste, green chili, and coriander, salt and mix well.
  • Mix in salt, red chilli, garam masala and chaat masala. Divide mixture in equal balls.
  • Shape balls and shallow fry them till golden brown on both sides.
  • Slightly toast the bread slices with some butter.
  • Place rajma tikki on one slice then layer all vegetables and top with cheese slice and final cover with another slice of bread.
  • Gently press the sandwich and serve hot with ketchup.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Apple Walnut Cake

Scrumptious Apple-Walnut cake, best to serve at your tea-time party….


1 ¾ cup flour  
1 cup apple
1/4 cup crushed walnuts
1 cup buttermilk (1/4 cup curd mixed with 3/4 cup milk)
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup oil
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp vanilla essence


  • Mix flour, sugar, baking soda and cinnamon powder in a bowl till well mixed.
  • Add buttermilk, oil, vanilla essence and stir till smooth.
  • Mix chopped apple and walnuts with 1 tsp flour and add to the cake batter.
  • Transfer batter to a greased baking tin.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 170 deg C for 30-35 min or till done.
  • Let it cool and then serve.