Showing posts with label indochinese. Show all posts
Showing posts with label indochinese. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Its Party time again ladies. I can not wait to see your entries. I am here with a starter this month. The best way to avoid making more quantity of main course!! Starters!! If starters are tasty, then the main course remains behind, Just joking :-)))))
Starters are the main attraction of any party in any season. We Indians are more attached with fried food for starters. Baked or steamed or raw food starters are still not popular in India. I prefer even any salad bar as a starter but I don't want my guests to scold me for giving a raw food. So I am here with a fried starter which is famous in India... Samosas. Who does not like Samosas?? I!! I really don't like those regular big and hard covered samosas. This one food is always last in my menu. But I love the Mini Samosas . And here today I am with Chinese Samosas. Wondering what is this Chinese? I have stuffed the samosas with Chinese style stir fried vegetables. 
Actually to confess, I started making spring rolls, but could not get proper rolls. I was upset, this was second time it went wrong while preparing for the party. Last time also I had prepared Veg Sheekh kabab but went wrong with the clicks. 
This time I thought I will make use of the same ingredients and make something special then got this idea of converting Spring rolls into Samosas 
All is well that ends well... Here is my story of Spring rolls to Samosas. 


For the Cover:
All purpose flour - 1 cup
Corn flour - 1/8 cup
Salt to taste 
Warm water - required to make soft dough.
For the filling:
Cabbage - 1 small or 2 cups, finely chopped into very thin strips(very imp)
Carrot - 1 big, again finely chopped into thing strips
Beans - 12-15, finely cut in to cubes
Sprouted moong - 1/2 cup
Corn - 1/4 cup,(fresh or canned one)
Oil - 2 tbsp
Green Chilly or small bell pepper - 1 finely chopped
Garlic - 3 cloves, finely chopped
Ginger - 1/4", finely chopped
Soy sauce - 2 tbsp
Vinegar - 1 tbsp
Corn flour - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1 tsp
Pepper - 1 tsp(if not giving for kids, add some more)

Oil to fry.

Take all the ingredients for cover except warm water. Slowly add the water to make a very soft dough. (I used my darling Food Processor.) Keep the dough covered with a damp cloth for half an hour at least.
Till then,
Take oil in a pan, when its very hot, 
Add ginger and garlic, fry for few seconds, add beans and sprouts, cook for a minute. Add the carrot, corn and cabbage. Mix well and fry for 2 minutes on high flame. Turn in slow flame.
Add  all the other ingredients slowly one by one, mixing it well after each ingredient.Cook it for few more minutes till the vegetables are cooked but till little crispy.
Keep it aside.
I had kept both in the fridge for two hours(waiting for my kids and hubby to come home)
Take the dough, make small lemon size balls. Roll into small size puri 
(please follow this LINK to give the samosa shape) 
Fill the ready stuff with a small spoon.
Cover it nicely. Repeat with other stuff.
Keep the ready samosas in the fridge for 10 minutes before frying (optional)

Heat oil in a frying kadai.
Fry the samosas in batches. Serve hot with Ketchup. 
Green chutney won't go well with this as the stuffing is having Chinese flavor.

Its lovely and very different. Till you get a first bite in your mouth, your mind will be expecting the potato taste and you are fooled!! 

my spring rolls :-(

This is my entry to 
Jagruti's  event:

Keep Smiling, 

Monday, July 19, 2010

3 ways to make stuffed noodles.

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Home made Wheat sevian, Rice sevian are the recipes from olden days in India. We prepare upma, kheer and many more dishes with these.
It was like a revolution when the noodles were introduced in India. For me, it was a magic! noodles in 2 minutes!!  Now a days there are many good brands making noodles. Maggi was the first in India. Then came Top Ramen... Now countless..

The new in the market in this year is the Foodles from Horlicks. The taste is good and different.
Noodles are mom's best friend in the world. Kids love noodles in any form and with anything. I always try to do something new with these noodles. Here is one more which was tried for the cooking competition. My friend Vaishaly and I tried this together. After trying few shapes and the way of cooking we decided to make veggie noodles rolls for the competition.
Interesting thing in this is the masala mix is the same, only the way of stuffing and cooking is different. Choose the one you want!!
First is the recipe for making masala mix :
(This masala mix recipe is adopted from the advertisement in a magazine. It was the advertisement for some noodles product with the recipe. There the chef has prepared it for noodles basket. Here we tried to bake or steam it.)

For Stuffing:
Mixed Vegetables – 200 gm
(Carrot, Cauliflower florets, Capsicum, Cucumber, Onion, Sweet Corn, Peas, Beans, thinly sliced cabbage)
Garlic – 2 cloves, chopped
Green Chilly - 2 finely chopped
Red chilly flakes – 1tsp
Salt to taste                 
Oil – 1 tbsp

For Sauce:
Tomato Ketchup – ½ cup
White vinegar – ½ tsp
Red Chilly flakes - 1 tsp
Maggi veg.cube – 1
Black pepper powder – ½ tsp
Mix all the ingredients for sauce in a bowl and keep it aside.

For Batter
Corn flour – 3 tbsp
Veg. Stock – 1 cup
Mix it in a bowl and use as required

For the layers:
Flat noodles – 2 packets
(you can mix the normal one also)
Salt to taste
Maggi veg.cube – 1
Corn flour – 1 tbsp
Black pepper powder – ½ tsp
Mozzarella cheese to spread


To make Vegetable mix masala:

Heat the oil in Microwave safe dish on HIGH for 2 minutes.
Add chopped garlic and keep it back in oven on HIGH for a minute.
Add mixed vegetables. Sauté it and keep on HIGH for 5minutes. Keep on stirring in between.
Add the butter, ready sauce, batter and half the quantity of Veg. stock.
Keep back in oven on HIGH for 2 minutes. Stir it after one minute.
Check it after 2 minutes. If the mix is slightly thick remove it or keep again for one minute.
Cool it.  Divide it into equal quantity for stuffing.

To cook the noodles:
Boil the water with salt in a microwave safe dish on HIGH FOR 2 minutes.
Add Maggi Veg cube, salt and flat noodles and boil on HIGH for 1 minute.
Be careful not to over cook the noodles.  The noodles should be paraboiled.
Remove, drain the water and transfer it into colander. Pour cold water on the noodles and drain it properly to remove all the water. Sprinkle powdered Veg cube, corn flour and pepper powder. Mix properly and keep it aside.
To  Make Idly:
Making stuffed noodles idly was my idea and tasted great too. Check out the photos.

Take the Microwave safe idly plate. Spread the noodles in a thin layer. Take a tbsp of masala and keep it in the middle. Spread the mozzarella cheese on the top. Cover it with another thin layer of noodles. Repeat with all the moulds.
Keep it covered on HIGH for 3 minutes. Remove and allow it to cool. 
Stuffed noodles idly are ready to serve.

To stuff the roll:
Divide the noodles according to the size of the roll you want to make.
Take one portion; spread it on an even plate to make a round shape.
Press with wet hand to combine it.
Spread the grated cheese to make a thin layer.
Keep the ready vegetable mix in the center.
Cover it to give the roll shape. Apply the corn flour batter to close it properly.
Brush it with butter.
Repeat with other rolls.

Brush the microwave safe big plate. Keep the rolls in it.
Bake it oh HIGH for 3 minutes. Open and turn the rolls. Brush with butter. Again bake it on HIGH for few more minutes.
Allow to cool.
Serve with Ketchup or sauce.

Going little oily,
Take the stuffed idly shaped noodles, fry in the hot oil and serve it with ketchup or sauce.

My friend Vaishaly took The Veggie noodles rolls to  LG MALLIKA - E - KITCHEN  contest. Here is the photo for the same :

Sending these to Srivalli's 365 days of Microwave Cooking! event 

Keep Smiling,

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Capsicum & Paneer Stir fry(Food Remake)

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
(It is so easy to prepare food, when some one is guiding you!! That's why I enjoy very much when ever I follow other blog and cook any dish. And I post it in 'Food Remake' label, as, it is very common in Indian film industry to remake the movies from one language to the other. So even my food here is the remake one!!!)
If you are a regular follower of my blog, you know that I love Paneer in any form. I keep on trying paneer dishes, from many blogs and from the world of recipes.
This time, when I saw  Sushma Mallya's ( this recipe, (Authentic Food Delights: Capsicum & Paneer Stir Fry), Visit her blog for the details.(I am not able to copy the link of her blog and the recipe also, thats why  I have typed only the blog name and the recipe name!!)
I could not wait to try it. I tried it the very next day she posted it in her blog, but I took so much time to post it. Sorry!!

I liked it very much, that I have already repeated it 2 to3 times. And, I am sure, you all also will like it.

Keep Smiling,

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