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”
Sweet & slightly tart, with actual strawberries inside, tasty eggless strawberry cupcakes
03/15/2019 2:31:55 PM vindhyadesai
Cupcakes, muffins can be made in a wide variety of ways. So this time at FOI, we tried a strawberry cupcake, eggless as usual and they turned out to be soft and delicious. I even made a little frosting to go on top and the taste was simply delicious. You can serve these eggless strawberry cupcakes for breakfast with coffee or just as a snack at tea time.
I have used natural organic red colour (paprika extracts) to give it a nice red coloured tinge. Of course real strawberries have gone inside these soft eggless strawberry cupcakes. The main ingredient to keep them soft and moist is yogurt, so add some natural yogurt as mentioned to make these eggless strawberry cupcakes. ... “Eggless Strawberry Cupcakes | Strawberry Muffins | Cake Recipes”
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”
Smooth, bright green, velvetty and fragrant, pea mint soup
01/20/2019 8:08:38 PM vindhyadesai
To continue with healthy recipes this January in the new year, I decided to post a soup recipe. Soup definitely has a place in healthy recipes series. What better than a piping hot, smooth and velvetty pea mint soup. It is such as an easy to make soup, gets ready quickly and you do not have to go to any gourmet restaurant to get such flavours.
For this pea mint soup I have kept it very simple finishing with some fresh cream to give a smooth finish. But you can make white sauce or bechamel sauce and then proceed with making the soup. White sauce recipe for another day. ... “Pea Mint Soup | Matar Pudina Soup | Soup Recipes”
Spicy, soft yet crispy, street style paneer manchurian, perfect for an after-school snack
11/23/2018 22:52:19 vindhyadesai
A chatpata snack, hot and spicy on a rainy day or a cold winter evening will perk you up right away! Street style paneer manchurian is exactly the kind of recipe you want. It has the right ingredients and refreshes you almost immediately. Infact this is one of the sought after appetizer recipes from Indo-Chinese cuisine.
Street style paneer manchurian is very easy to make, it does not need much preparation at all. You can cheat a little and use store bought organic fresh paneer and quickly fix this snack. Fresh homemade paneer, oh yes that’s not a bad idea too! You will be a hit with your kids for a quick after school snack. But make sure you adjust the spice when serving kids! ... “Street Style Paneer Manchurian | Paneer Manchurian”
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”
A delicious salad for the summer, with yellow and green, mango avocado salad
06/12/2018 10:32:18 PM vindhyadesai
A refreshing salad which involves mangoes, sounds mouth-watering. Anything involving mangoes sounds mouth-watering. The ‘king of fruits’, a truly unique fruit loved by most. Mangoes can be incorporated into so many dishes from sweets, beverages, savoury dishes and many more. This mango avocado salad is a refreshing salad with all the summer flavours and colours.
A simple and quick dressing for this mango avocado salad takes it to the next level. It makes you crave more for this salad. I have also added some toasted pecans and dried cranberries to this salad. You can add walnuts, raisins or even dried cherries, whatever you have on hand. ... “Mango Avocado Salad | Salad Recipes | Mango Recipes”