Thursday, February 10, 2011


Idli Batter2 cups
Carrot 1/2cup (finely chopped)
Beans6 (finely chopped)
Peas1/4-1/2 cup
Onions2tbsp (chopped)
Seasoning for tempering:Urad dal - 1/2tsp
Mustard’s - 1/4tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/4tsp
Curry Leaves - few
Oil1 tbsp

  • Combine all veggies except onions and boil them until they cook. Drain the water and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in kadai and start with tempering. Then fry onions till light golden in color. Then add boiled vegetables and salt. Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes. Off the flame.
  • Take into a bowl and add batter and mix well.
  • Grease Idli plates and drop spoon full of batter.
  • Cook on steam for 10-15 minutes on high flame.
  • Off the flame and allow plates to cool for few minutes. Scoop with spoon and serve hot with coconut chutney..
These vegetable idli’s are very colorful and nutritious. Kids love to eat. Its very easy to prepare and perfect for breakfast, brunch and lunch pack.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Paneer Stuffing:

Paneer250 g
Onions1/2 cup (very finely chopped)
Coriander1/2 cup (very finely chopped)
Ground pepper powder1tsp
Garlic paste/ grated1 tsp
Saltto taste
Chat Masalato taste

  • In boiling water add salt and boil paneer for 2-3 minutes on high flame. Drain the water and allow it to cool.
  • Mash boiled paneer like minced meat.
  • To this add onions, green chillies-garlic paste, coriander leaves, pepper powder, chat masala and sprinkle little salt to taste. Mix well and keep aside.
  • Paneer stuffing is ready to stuff in sandwiches.

Green chutney
(to spread on bread before stuffing):

Coriander leaves2 cups (discard stalks)
Mint leaves1 cup (discard stalks)
Green chillies2 -3
Ajwain seeds1 tsp
Saltto taste
Lime juice2-3 tbsp
Pepper corns (optional)few

  • Wash mint and cilantro and drain the water well.
  • Blend cilantro, mint, green chillies, ajwain and pepper corns into fine paste. The consistency should be semi-thick.
  • Add salt and lime juice. Mix well.
  • Spread is ready.

Sandwich Bread 2 packets / 32-35 slices
Butter (I used Amul butter)to toast and to spread
Tomato sauce (Hot and sweet)1/2 cup
Green chutney (as prepared above)1/2 cup
Paneer (as prepared above)

  • Melt the butter.
  • Apply little butter on slice and on top of it apply tomato sauce.
  • On another slice apply green chutney and spread evenly 2tbsp of paneer and close with butter-tomato slice. (sauce side down).
  • Press and trim the edges and cut like triangle shape.
  • Refrigerator and serve. 
  • Toast in toaster or non-stick pan with little butter and serve warm.

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