Masala Sandwich – Using Tawa & Sandwich Maker

_DSC0236Masala Sandwich is one of my family’s favorite sandwich recipes. It is filled with potato masala and creamy paneer with some spicy green chutney. Serve it by itself or with ketchup or green chutney.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Makes – 4 Sandwiches
Preparation time – 10 mins
Cooking time – 30 mins
Ingredients:

For green chutney

  • Cilantro (wash, discard stems and use fresh leaves and thin stems) – 1/2 Cup
  • Salt – to taste
  • Lemon Juice – 2 tsp or to taste
  • Green Chillies – 2 or to taste
  • Garlic – 1 small clove
  • Ginger – 1/4 inch piece

For potato masala

  • Oil – 1 Tbsp
  • Curry Leaves – 1 Sprig
  • Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Green Chillies (finely chopped) – 4 or to taste
  • Potato (peel, finely chop and boil) – 2 medium
  • Paneer (grated) – 1/2 Cup
  • Garama Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Cilantro (finely Chopped) – 1/2 Tbsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Onion (thin slices) – 1/2 medium
  • Butter – 2 Tbsp
  • Bread Slices – 8

Process:

For green chutney:

  • In a blender add green chillies, lemon juice, cilantro, salt, ginger, garlic. Blend till smooth. Use water if needed.

For potato masala

  • In a pan add oil.
  • When it is medium hot add in mustard seeds.
  • When they start popping, add in green chillies, curry leaves, turmeric powder, onion.
  • Cook for 1 min and add in the boiled potato.
  • Add in garam masala powder, salt, cilantro.
  • Cook for 30 secs and turn off the heat.
  • Stuffing is ready.

Assembling Sandwich:

 

  1. Apply butter on the bread slice
  2. Apply green chutney as well.
  3. Put some potato masala, add paneer on top. Cover with another bread slice.
  4. Repeat step 1 – 3 with the remaining bread slices.

Using Sandwich Maker:

  1. Preheat the grill. Put the buttered side of the sandwich facing the grill. Apply some butter on the top slice as well.
  2. Grill until golden. Fry the remaining sandwiches in similar fashion.

Using Tawa:

  1. Preheat the tawa.
  2. Place the buttered side of the sandwich facing the tawa.
  3. Put any weight and fry till golden on bottom side.
  4. Then flip it to fry on the other side too.
  5. Fry the remaining sandwiches in similar fashion

Serve the sandwich by itself or with green and/or tamarind chutney

 

 

Mango Ice Cream – Homemade Ice cream Recipe

Mango ice cream is a rich summer dessert filled with fruit flavor. This is simple to make and needs just few ingredients. This will definitely add up to your favorite dessert list if you try it once.

 

 

Makes : 10 scoops
Preparation time – 10 mins
Waiting time – 30 mins
Ingredients :

  • Whole  Milk – 1 Cup (substitute with heavy cream to get a rich ice cream)
  • Heavy Cream – 1 Cup
  • Sugar – 1/2 Cup (adjust)
  • Marie biscuits – 4 or any milk biscuits
  • Mango – 2 (I used Kesar variety) or substitute with 1 cup of sweetened mango pulp and skip sugar
  • Oven Toasted Almonds – 1/4 cup (optional)
  • Tutti Fruity – 1/4 cup (optional)

Procedure :

Break biscuits into small ieces and add into the blender jar followed by sugar, cream. Blend for 30 secs on low to medium.

Add milk and run the blender for 30 secs followed by pulp and again blend for 15 secs or until mixed.

Transfer this cream mixture to ice cream maker (follow the manufacturer’s instructions for using it. Mine will take 25 mins for turning into ice cream. Before 5 mins of finishing time add nuts and tutti fruity and serve it immediately or freeze for 3 hrs and then Enjoy.

If you don’t have ice cream maker then transfer the entire cream milk mixture to a freezer safe container and freeze it for 8 hrs making sure that you take out the container after every hour and mix it until all the crystals are dissolved. repeat this for 8 times. Enjoy!

 

 

Grilled Sandwich (with leftover Pav Bhaji)

Grilled Sandwich is a quick fix snack using the leftover bhaji.

 

Preparation time – 5 mins
Cooking time – 5 mins
Ingredients : 

  • Bread – As needed
  • Pav Bhaji – As needed
  • Butter – As needed

Procedure :

Butter the bread slices on one side and spread pav bhaji on the other side and fry them on a pan or griller.

Fry them in such a way that the butter surface faces the plates of the griller.

Fry until crisp.

Pappu Chekkalu/ Nippatlu/ Pappu Billalu – Andhra Snack Recipe

_DSC0077-001Pappu Chekkalu are a crispy snack usually made for special festivals and happy moments. This is my family recipe and they taste absolutely YUMMY!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Makes – 25 no
Preparation time – 5 mins
Cooking time – 30 mins
Ingredients:

  • Rice Flour – 2 Cups
  • Water – as required to make a stiff dough
  • Peanuts – 1/2 Cup
  • Dalia (Putnala Pappu) – 1/2 Cup
  • Red Chilli Powder – to tatste
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – for deep Frying

Process:

  • Crush Peanuts to a coarse Powder. Add to the Rice Flour.
  • Crush the Dalia to a coarse Powder. Add it to the Rice Flour.
  • Mix well. Add Red Chilli Powder, Salt, water to make a stiff dough.
  • Heat the oil on medium. Shape the dough into 1 inch round balls.
  • Coat them with a drop of oil. Keep them Covered.
  • Flatten each dumpling using a rolling pin or tortilla press. Or just press in between your palms.
  • Grease two polythene sheets with few drops of oil on each side and place on the tortilla press.
  • Press the dumpling in between the polythene sheets using the tortilla press to get a thin roti.
  • Slide it into the oil. Make few more and fry till golden on both sides.
  • Serve them at room temperature.
  • Store in any air tight container. They stay fresh for upto 1 month.

Cabbage Curry

This is very simple curry. No need to chop onions . No need to make a gravy out of tomatoes. Can be made out of few spices yet tastes delicious.

So make this healthy recipe your family will just fall in love with this yummy curry. Enjoy!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • Cabbage (finely chopped or shredded using food processor) – 3 cups
  • Oil – 2 Tbsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Dry Red Chillies – 2 no
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig
  • Shredded Coconut (Fresh of frozen) – 1/4 cup
  • Green Chilles – 6 no or to taste

Procedure:

Step 1 : In a pan heat Oil

Step 2 : when the oil is hot, add mustard seeds when they start popping add cumin seeds,curry leaves,red chillies,turmeric powder.

Step 3 : Then add shredded cabbage into the pan add salt,cover and cook till cabbage is nice and soft but not mushy.

Step 4 : Add green chilli, shredded coconut, salt to taste

Step 5 : Cover and cook on low to medium heat till the cabbage absorbs all the flavour from coconut.

Step 6 : Serve it hot with rice, roti, chapathi or Phulka.

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