Mixed Veg Enchiladas | How to make Mexican Enchiladas?

Hearty, filling, mixed vegetable Mexican Enchiladas
9/08/2016 7:48:02 PM vindhyadesai

Enchiladas is a Mexican tortilla based dish. Tortillas covered with sauce, finished off with cheese and baked in the oven till cheese melts. This is very hearty and filling, spicy and cheese’y and how can that not taste good! I have used leftover Mexican mixed bean veg chilli which I have posted earlier. Any kind of tortillas can be used, corn, whole wheat, plain tortillas, anything you like. I have also used hung yogurt to make the filling for the tortillas instead of sour cream to cut the calories. I have also used sliced avocado for the filling but you can use boiled corn, olives, onions, tomatoes, anything you like. This is one of those dishes you can make it your own. Add anything you like, make variations and enjoy! Other Mexican dishes to try. ... “Mixed Veg Enchiladas | How to make Mexican Enchiladas?”

Bele Obbattu | Bele Holige | Puranpoli | How to make holige?

Filling and delicious sweet dal stuffed bread for festivals
09/01/2016 06:27:09 PM vindhyadesai

Holige/obbattu is one of the most filling and delicious sweets. It is a sweet dal stuffed bread. During a festival or a function we all look for one dish that can feed a big crowd which is also filling. Sweets generally are accessories in a big spread. Yes, preparing holige/obbattu is effort but when you have mastered the process of making the dal filling then preparing holige/obbattu will be easy especially if you have a few people to assist/work with you.
I have used whole wheat flour for the outer covering dough whereas generally all purpose flour (maida) and chiroti rava (fine rava) are used to prepare the dough along with a pinch of turmeric. I prefer whole wheat flour(learnt it from my mother), holige turn out to be soft and do not become stretchy and chewy when they are kept for a while. Infact they taste better as they are kept and taste best with a cup of boiled and cooled unsweetened milk or eat them hot with some ghee on top! Perfect combination for upcoming Ganesh Chaturthi festival. Try Hayagreeva, Vermicelli Payasa, Tambittu and other festival recipes for Ganesha Chaturthi.
... “Bele Obbattu | Bele Holige | Puranpoli | How to make holige?”

Spinach Corn Cheddar Cheese Muffins | Mexican Savoury Muffins

Packed with a punch of jalapenos, with cheese, corn and spinach – Mexican style muffins
08/17/2016 9:53:27 PM vindhyadesai

I have a soft spot for anything savoury đŸ™‚ Whenever I get an opportunity, I try to make savoury things to nibble on. This is Dish 4 of the World Cuisine Series and it is from Mexico. One of my favourite cuisines to prepare and of course to eat (gobble ’em all up). These are muffins with Mexican flavours, corn, jalapenos, cheese, what is not to like about them. Whenever I bake anything I try to make them all with whole wheat. Along with whole wheat flour, I have also used yellow cornmeal which is maize flour, easily available in stores/supermarkets. It gives a nice texture to the muffins, you also get to incorporate another grain and cornmeal is widely used in Mexican cuisine! The most important thing about muffins is not to overmix the batter/mixture which will make them chewy and hard. Mix and make muffins, enjoy them as a snack or for a quick nibble with a glass of milk in the morning. Also try other Mexican recipes! ... “Spinach Corn Cheddar Cheese Muffins | Mexican Savoury Muffins”

Aloo Paratha | Aloo ke Parathe | How to make aloo paratha?

Filling and favourite aloo ke parathe
08/13/2016 6:25:11 PM vindhyadesai

This week on Food Of Interest [FOI] I will be adding vegetarian recipes from cuisines from various parts of the world. The list is of course to start with, Indian, followed by Italian, Spanish, Mexican, South African, Austrian, American and last but not least Chinese. The dishes themselves will be revealed over the next week. It is all about fresh vegetarian cooking. Fresh produce all over the world is treated with immense respect in their local cuisines. Tasty food, a few famous dishes and a few unheard of dishes but all about vegetables and fruits and fresh produce that is eaten and celebrated world over. To begin, a very famous Indian recipe which celebrates potato and wheat, aloo paratha. This paratha is everybody’s favourite and is very filling. So here is Dish 1 part of World Cuisine Series – Aloo paratha! A super Sunday morning breakfast/brunch. ... “Aloo Paratha | Aloo ke Parathe | How to make aloo paratha?”

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough | How to make pizza dough

Homemade whole wheat pizza dough
07/27/2016 6:49:38 PM vindhyadesai

Fancy eating a pizza? Feel like ordering one? What if you can make it at home with your own homemade dough, hand stretched into a pizza. Here’s the recipe for an easy homemade whole wheat pizza dough. It can also be shaped into a rectangular crust by hand stretching the dough. Italians sell pizza slices that are rectangular in shape and they love their crust thin. Pizza joints all over the world make thick crust mostly but authentic Italian pizzas are actually quite thin much like our rotis. Pizza recipes for Fig and Goat’s Cheese pizza, Pizza Margherita, Veg Supreme pizza are all lined up to be posted. Watch out for pizza recipes in FOI. ... “Whole Wheat Pizza Dough | How to make pizza dough”

Whole Wheat Bread | Whole Wheat Atta Bread | Homemade Whole Wheat Bread

Wholesome fibrous homemade whole wheat bread
07/19/2016 8:07:16 PM vindhyadesai

Imagine eating your own hand-baked bread toasted with butter and smeared with jam. The feeling is out of the world because you get to eat the fruits of your labour or should I say bread đŸ™‚ I have added milk powder to this recipe, after I started adding milk powder to my baked goods like baked nippattu, I feel they turn out tastier. Adding milk powder to bread is also recommended by other food bloggers like ‘Sharmis passions’. Yogurt, is another ingredient I add to cakes, muffins and breads. A well received recipe from Veg Recipes of India also recommends adding yogurt to bread. It is tried and tested by many people.
Try baking bread at home, two things are for sure, your house will smell like the aroma of a bakery, all warm and toasty and two, you will once get to eat bread and like it like never before. I also have a recipe to post for whole wheat bread made with active dry yeast. For this recipe, make sure to use ‘easy-bake’ yeast now readily available in supermarkets. Free from preservatives, no unnecessary additives and no unhealthy oils like palm oil. Enjoy baked bread with jam or make toasties or sandwiches. Choices with bread are endless! ... “Whole Wheat Bread | Whole Wheat Atta Bread | Homemade Whole Wheat Bread”

Spinach Avocado Caramelized Onion Quesadilla

Melty quesadillas with spinach, avocados and sweet caramelized onions
06/23/2016 10:34:34 PM vindhyadesai

Quesadilla (pronounced: ‘kesa-Deeya’) is a famous dish from Mexico. They are made by stuffing tortillas with different types of fillings on the open side with cheese and roasted till cheese melts. The filled tortillas are folded into a semi-circle or half moon shape and served. Sometimes they are cut into quarters or 6s or 8s and they make a great starter dish for a party. There are many ways of making a quesadilla. It is really all about the different types of fillings. Fresh homemade tortillas are the best to hold the quesadilla together. Tortillas are like thin rotis without any oil, made using whole wheat flour or corn flour or white flour. Here, I have used fresh homemade whole wheat tortillas. Slowly caramelized onions taste sweet along with with some sweet red chillis. Quesadillas need patience while assembling, an easy way is to put together all ingredients, making them will then be a breeze. ... “Spinach Avocado Caramelized Onion Quesadilla”

Carrot Paratha

Soft and bright orange coloured parathas with subtle spices
04/23/2016 8:18:51 PM vindhyadesai

When you are bored of eating rotis or chapathis a nice change would be to make parathas. The parathas that require filling like aloo paratha or gobhi paratha can be time consuming to prepare. Mixing some spices into a dough can enhance the flavour and one can probably get away with making only one side dish or just a raitha or chutney. Adding some grated vegetables like carrot or mooli(radish) makes rotis softer and tastier. I make carrot parathas quite regularly as carrots are rich in dietary fibre. It is important to mix the dough well and allow it to rest for a while before making them. Here’s the recipe with stepwise pictures. ... “Carrot Paratha”

Whole Wheat Pancakes | Pancake Recipes | Eggless Pancakes

Tasty and healthy whole wheat pancakes with blueberries and bananas
04/03/2016 3:56:46 PM vindhyadesai

Healthy and packed full of fibre are these whole wheat pancakes. They are light, fluffy, slightly sweet with a golden crisp texture on the outside. Make them for a quick Sunday morning breakfast or brunch and serve them with any kind of fruits or berries you have on hand. But remember, do not miss the bananas. Ripe bananas go really well with whole wheat pancakes.
Try more pancake recipes from FOI:

Applesauce Pancakes
Chocolate Pancakes

... “Whole Wheat Pancakes | Pancake Recipes | Eggless Pancakes”