Category / Appetisers

Paneer Tikka

 Weekend is the best time to try new variety food… After blogging for a while ,  I always prefer to do a variation in my cooking. Morever I wanted to treat 2 big boys – H & his friend yesterday who helped me doing quite a bit of chopping of vegetables for the week. With mylil one around , it is fairly getting difficult to chop vege’s finely on a day to day basis… So this was our first trial week for chopping in advance.

We picked up  farm fresh peppers from the market on the Kingston High Street.. Cant believe he sold me 13 peppers for a 1£  when any other popular grocer like Tesco, ASDA sold them for 60p each. Wot better treat could be rather than PANEER TIKKA full packed with Paneer( Indian Cottage Cheese) and Peppers.

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Methi Namak Pare | Savory Pastry Diamonds

Fried Savory flour crispies also known as Namak Pare can be easily made at home. Make them ahead in time for Holi, Diwali or even T 20 cricket.

I have got Nostalgic memories linked with this Savory Bite.Lets go flash back about 12 years to Mumbai.We had a story about Kadu manga( Small mango in chilli gravy pickle) in our english  text books in Mumbai ( guess in my 8 th standard) . No one had ever heard or seen it ever in my school. I promised my friends to get it to school one day and let them taste wot it was. My friend Deepali just loved it , that she told me lets do a pact. You give me 1 bottle of Kadu Manga and I get you one Box of Methi Cuts ( Cant recollect the right name for it ).. Its also called Namak Pare..

Aloo Tiki

As soon as Navrathri begun , we were on a No Onion  No Garlic Diet . But wanted to eat something chatpata… So had made Aloo Tiki along with Jain Chole for the Aloo Tiki Chat
Will post the Aloo Tiki chat Recipe some other time along with the wonderful chutney’s.

Paneer(Indian Cottage Cheese) Sandwich Toastie

Thank you EC from Simple Indian Food for introducing me to fellow bloggers in the Budding Blogger Series & giving bloggers an opportunity to discover my blog . It was truely special to me .

Coming to Paneer … Its such a versatile ingredient.. Its fun to play with it in my cooking. Use it as a starter or for a main course or for a sweet.. always well appreciated.
Paneer sandwitch is something which my mother used to make for us as an evening snack occasionally & its pretty quick.