Open Cheese & Mushroom Toast

Open Cheese & Mushroom Toast makes a wonderful breakfast recipe or a perfect snack to curb your tea time hunger pangs. It’s a quick recipe that calls for a couple of bread slices and some delicious filling of mushrooms, corn and lots of cheese. Well, if you are calorie conscious, skip the cheese and add…

Cheese & Herbs Hasselback Potatoes | Hasselback Potatoes

Cheese & Herbs Hasselback Potatoes are seasoned potatoes that turn out crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. The ideal way for preparing these potatoes is baking which honestly takes a lot of time specially when you plan to prepare four or five of them together. I have also tried another way to prepare these is by deep frying them and it is so much faster. Some also have an opinion to par boil the potatoes and then slice and bake them. I very much liked the fried one’s simply because, frying not only reduces the cooking time also makes the potatoes crispy and they get even crispier when baked after adding the cheese.

Hasselback potatoes make an amazing appetizer that can be served with any sauce or dip of choice. I have a recent post for home made Cream Cheese Tzatziki Sauce you may want to try. This recipes calls for medium sized potatoes and some seasonings and cheese. I have used the golden yellow potatoes, you can used any that is available, even baby potatoes work good. I have also shared the method for the fried one’s towards the end of the post so you may choose your preferred way.

Cheese & Veggies Rice Paper Wraps

Cheese & Veggies Rice Paper Wraps makes a delicious snack or a starter for which I have used lots of cream cheese and some veggies. These cheesy wraps are made from rice paper which is popularly used in Vietnamese cooking. The most famous dish that these are used for is to make spring rolls, but not the fried one’s.

Quinoa Rice Paper Wraps

Quinoa Rice Paper Wraps make an instant snack if you have these stocked in your pantry cupboard. It also makes a perfect party appetizer. One can get as innovative and creative to wrap these as these are see through wrappers and look really cute.
For my event, I prepared and showcased a healthier version of these wraps giving it my own twist using Rice Paper and Quinoa filling and I was amazed by how my viewers were in love with my creation. Quinoa being a protein packed grain and rice paper being equally healthy as it is low in fat and calories this dish can be served as a whole meal with a tongue tickling dip!!

Chicken Duxelles

Chicken Duxelles are tender, juicy chicken breasts stuffed with Duxelles. Duxelles are finely chopped or minced mushrooms which as used as a filling to any dish.
This one’s an amazing recipe which can be served as an appetizer or just served as a meal itself with some sauce or dip.

Duxelles

Duxelles – Well this is a French term used for finely chopped or minced mushrooms, cooked with garlic and seasonings. Duxelles can be prepared using various seasonings and it makes an amazing filling for puff pastries, croissants, chicken.

I’ve been fond of mushrooms ever since and enjoy my pizza’s, pastas, noodles almost all dishes that are loaded with mushrooms. When I learnt about Duxelles, I instantly recollected the chicken and mushroom pastries I used to pick up from Gaylord, a restaurant and bakery close to our house. I didn’t mind waiting patiently for the next batch to get baked as they were so delicious. As a kid I didn’t know that minced mushrooms were called Duxelles. Like always, I wanted to recreate the same taste that I relished during my childhood days and so, here I am with the recipe for Mushroom Duxelles.

Dahi Bhalla | Dahi Vada

Dahi Bhalla

Is served as an Indian snack, however at my home this is best enjoyed as an accompaniment with chole bhature.. chana puri… veg pulao and even biryani.
I enjoy the bhallas crispy when assembled with curd, so I prefer not to soak them in water before hand. However one can go ahead and soak them in water for a few minutes after frying them. I’ve used a fifty fifty ratio or soaked urad dal and yellow moong dal to make the batter, you could also use urad dal for this. A perfect summer recipe to prepare as an accompaniment to any of your dish or you could just enjoy this as is.

Cheesy Enchilada Cups

Enchiladas is a delicious Mexican Dish where corn tortillas are stuffed and rolled with a filling and topped with savoury, spicy or sweet sauce with loads of cheese and baked till done. These days there are many variations of this dish and can be prepared with seasonings and flavors per one’s choice. Enchiladas has been…

Chicken Noodle Momos

Chicken Noodle Momos – served with Hot Sauce!! This Hot Sauce is also called Sriracha Sauce which is a type of hot sauce or chilli sauce made from chilli peppers. Along with the recipe for Chicken Noodle Momos, I have also shared the recipe for Hot Sauce below. Momos are steamed dumplings stuffed with veggies, chicken or minced meat. Originated in the regions of South and East Asia, Momos are now a popular Indian street food also served in most of the restaurants.

Yam Chips | Suran Chips

Suran, also known as Yam, Tuber or Elephant Yam is a very popular and versatile root vegetable that can be used to prepare curry, starters or as a side dish. They can be baked, boiled or even mashed to be used in recipes. I was yearning for chips and since I had just a couple…