Being inspired with these kebabs, I tried my hands on to make Baked Cheese Cups, which is a baked version and quite similar to the Hara Bhara Kebabs. Ofcourse, they are not deep fried, but you can shallow fry the or cook it on a pan with very little oil or butter.
Mexican Potato Bites is one such recipe, simple yet delicious. This recipe calls for baby potatoes which are deep fried and tossed with some Mexican Seasonings served which I have served with Tzatziki Sauce. Leave the peels on the potatoes for that amazing crunch!!
Peri Peri Paneer with Sesame Crunch is a quick and wonderful starter you can serve with lunch or dinner or also enjoy it as a snack.
This recipe calls for soft and fresh paneer marinated with some seasonings and tossed in some oil or butter. To give this an extra crunch, I have coated paneer cubes with roasted seasoned sesame which takes this dish to another level.
Cheesy Babycorn Cigars or Babycorn Sticks makes an amazing starter or an evening snack. Everyone in my family loves baby corn and we enjoy it in starters and gravies paired up with mushroom or american corn.
My recipe for Babycorn Cigars is an easy one and super yummy that calls for babycorns wrapped in cheese slice and potato mash dipped in a slurry to secure the cheese, coated in bread crumbs and vermicelli fried till nice golden and crispy. I have soaked the babycorn in hot water for ten minutes and marinated with melted butter and seasonings. I have not boiled it as I like it a little crunchy, if you wish you could feel free to boil it. You can serve this starter with any dip or sauce of choice.
Grilled Choco Cheese Sandwich | Choco Cheese Sandwich makes a delicious finger licking chocolate sandwich specially for children as they would love the soothing and chocolatey taste which makes this sandwich absolutely wonderful.
This sandwich makes a perfect sweet – savoury snack which is so easy to make and the best part is, one can get as innovative and creative while preparing these sandwiches. I’m sure your kids would not mind helping you prep these up considering it has their favourite ingredient… it has chocolate to it. I have used Nutella and cream cheese spread to prepare these sandwiches, however one can use any chocolate spread, cheese and fruits of their choice.
Dynamite Pizza Fries makes an amazing snack and your kids are for sure going to love it. This recipe calls for French Fries used as a pizza base, topped with toppings of choice and some cheese.
These Fries have been topped with Dynamite Sauce which is a spicy dip prepared mixing mayo, sriracha and sweet chilli garlic sauce and goes perfectly well with this dish. The best part about this recipe is there’s no fixed quantity you need to use to prepare pizza fries. You can use as many fries you like with as much of toppings and cheese you and your kids love and simple enjoy!!!
Patty need not always be meaty these can also be delicious veggie patty. Paneer & Soya Patties make a perfect appetizer for vegetarians and an absolutely healthy snack. This is one of best veg cutlet recipe without potatoes that tastes utterly delicious.
Soya chucks being absolutely nutritious and high in protein, is a very popular and versatile ingredient used in Indian Cooking . One can enjoy them guilt free as it requires very little oil for cooking. These are super crispy from outside and melt in the mouth and juicy inside. I have been very basic about the ingredients used here, you can feel free to add any veggies of your choice to this.
These patties can be made as vegan burger patty as well, just skip the paneer and bread crumbs, add roasted besan instead and shape it into a burger patty, fry it and it’s ready. You may also want to check my recipes for Suran | Yam Tikki and Soya & Spinach Kebabs for veg options.
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!!
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.
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…