A super tasty and creamy pasta salad, loaded with all the fun fixins
04/2/2019 10:26:28 PM vindhyadesai
In the sweltering what if you feel like eating something cool and savoury with some carbohydrates. Then do try this pasta salad with a creamy sundried tomatoes dressing and loaded with some fun fixins. I have added cherry tomatoes, feta cheese and olives. But you can add anything of your choice, capers, deseeded diced cucumber, avocado etc.
For this pasta salad, I have used fusilli pasta (spiral shaped). However feel free to use any pasta suitable for a salad like penne, macaroni etc .The best part about this pasta salad is you can make this ahead of time. As a matter of fact, pasta salad should be made ahead of time for the flavours to develop. I have adapted this recipe from Ina Garten’s pasta salad recipe. ... “Pasta Salad | Pasta Salad with Sundried Tomatoes”
Creamy squash risotto, one of the best comfort foods with arborio rice and soft squash
03/09/2019 10:59:55 PM vindhyadesai
Comfort foods such as a creamy risotto is one of my many dreams. I dream about eating a spoonful of risotto and feeling the warmth go down my throat. Am I making you hungry because I know I am by just describing about it. Let’s make it more real, so here I am, back with a recipe for pumpkin or squash risotto.
A creamy risotto is usually made with arborio rice or risotto rice which you can easily get in super markets. It sure sounds fancy and restaurant’sy but trust me it is easy to make it at home. All you need is good ingredients, water and patience. Risotto turns creamy by adding boiling water one ladleful at a time. ... “Squash Risotto | Risotto Recipes | Italian Recipes”
Soft, pillowy and fancy, homemade eggless gnocchi in butter garlic sauce
01/31/2019 8:11:44 PM vindhyadesai
A fancy sounding dish that can be made at home. Just like how you would have seen on the television in some masterchef show or just like how they make in restaurants. If you have always wanted to try such a dish at home then why not try this eggless gnocchi in a butter garlic sauce.
Let’s see how to make these soft, pillowy eggless gnocchi in butter garlic sauce. The main ingredient required is a starchy potato which needs to be boiled to get the right texture. But the most important thing to make these eggless gnocchi in butter garlic sauce is a pair of light hands. Yes, technique is the key, read on! ... “Eggless Gnocchi in Butter Garlic Sauce | Eggless Gnocchi”
Filling and a hit with the kids, loaded with vegetables, cheesy tortilla pocket
09/06/2018 12:37:23 PM vindhyadesai
Fixing kids snacks and dinners is always a daunting task. You have to think of ways of providing them the required amount of nutrients. Getting them to eat vegetables and to drink milk is a challenge. I am sure most of you have faced this if you have little kids. Try this fun to eat, whole wheat tortilla pocket.
It has vegetables which provide fibre, olives and olive oil providing some good fat and cheese with some calcium. Of course using whole wheat flour to make tortilla or roti to put the filling into makes it extra fibrous and healthy. ... “Tortilla Pocket | Tortilla Parcel | Snack Recipes”
Super delicious and always fun to eat, peppy paneer pizza
08/01/2018 9:54:18 PM vindhyadesai
Who does not like pizza, but having pizza outside is generally not healthy. How about we make whole wheat pizza with our choice of toppings. So this time we are back with a fun to eat pizza, peppy paneer pizza. I generally use my whole wheat pizza dough and pizza sauce recipes.
Peppy paneer pizza has some mild bell peppers or capsicum. We have also thrown in some soft paneer making it a very desi pizza. Generally I’m not a big fan of fusion food, I do make some exceptions though. ... “Peppy Paneer Pizza | Paneer Capsicum Pizza | Pizza Recipes”
Cheesy, creamy and delicious, savoury breakfast polenta
07/08/2018 7:41:06 PM vindhyadesai
A comforting porridge to kick-start your day in any weather, sounds good and I am all for it. Porridges usually come in the form of something with a sweet tinge more often than not. Oats porridge with dry nuts for instance. But I try to make savoury porridges like ukad from Maharashtra or ragi ganji from Karnataka. Here I have made Italian special savoury breakfast polenta.
Polenta is essentially cornmeal made into a porridge with Italian origins. Polenta is made in many ways and here I tried a savoury breakfast polenta. It is gluten-free and is light on the stomach making it a perfect dish for breakfast. ... “Breakfast Polenta | Polenta Porridge | Porridge Recipes”
Cool, refreshing watermelon avocado salad, with watermelon vinaigrette
05/06/2018 12:17:10 PM vindhyadesai
Summer is here and a refreshing watermelon avocado salad is the order of the day. Salads are good for you, they provide fibre and all the essential vitamins. Watermelon is a very wholesome fruit, it is full of water and is rich in vitamin A & C. I can chow down big pieces of watermelon in a jiffy, love the texture, love the taste, love watermelon!
This watermelon avocado salad is dressed with a watermelon vinaigrette packed with flavours, tangy and peppy. It lifts the watermelon avocado to a whole new level, rather than adding plain old vinaigrette (emulsified dressing made of oil, vinegar/lemon and seasonings). The watermelon vinaigrette makes it even more watermelony 🙂 ... “Watermelon Avocado Salad | Salad Recipes”
Favourite leftover rajma gravy made into delicious street style rajma sandwich
05/04/2018 11:44:55 AM vindhyadesai
Rajma masala was one of the first recipes I had posted 2 years ago when I started FOI. A super yummy gravy recipe that goes well with roti or chawal. Usually I tend to make extra rajma so I can eat it with both roti and chawal. But sometimes we do get bored of roti and chawal. The answer to that boredom is this street style rajma sandwich with leftover rajma masala.
Last year when I was travelling, in my flight lunch box I had rajma masala and some bread on the side. That’s where the idea of this street style rajma sandwich dawned upon me. No fears when Street style rajma sandwich recipe is soon yours, cheeky eh 😛 ... “Street Style Rajma Sandwich | Sandwich with rajma masala | Sandwich Recipes”
Easy finger foods for parties or for picnics, ever popular cucumber cheese sandwich
02/21/2018 9:25:26 PM vindhyadesai
One of the foods I was fascinated with as a kid was plain cucumber cheese sandwich. Cool cucumber slices and salty cheese slices between soft bread, a tasty combination. One more kid friendly recipe from FOI.
Cucumber cheese sandwich can be made with both brown and white bread. I very rarely make or use white bread but cucumber cheese sandwich is one of the few snacks I like to make with white bread. Peel and de-seed cucumber if you want. ... “Cucumber Cheese Sandwich | Cucumber Sandwich | Sandwich Recipes”
A favourite amongst kids, easy finger food for parties, fruit sandwich
02/17/2018 6:33:14 PM vindhyadesai
A clever way to feed fruits to your kids is by finding innovative ways to disguise them. Kids love sandwiches, so why not incorporate fruits and make fruit sandwich. Delicious and fun to eat finger food, fruit sandwich.
Make them for breakfast or for an after school snack. Fruit sandwich can even be sent in the tiffin. And why only kids, even adults can enjoy a piece or two or three of these fruit sandwich.
They are easy to put together and liked by everyone. I usually add a squeeze of honey to moisten and sweeten the fruit sandwich. I have also smeared some homemade orange marmalade for extra fun. You can pretty much use any fruit which does not get soggy, banana, apple, kiwi, chikku, sliced orange, grapes etc. ... “Fruit Sandwich | Sandwich Recipes | Snack Recipes”