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Monday, February 25, 2013

Paneer Gujiya/samosa

It was our son's birthday on friday. So had a small snack party at home. This is one of the snacks. It is a very quick and easy to make mildly sweet samosa. You can increase the amount of sugar and add nuts, tutty frutties as your wish. I had earlier tried this recipe as pinwheels. You can prepare this and freeze it. Fry it when you've surprise guests.


 Ingredients

  1. Paneer - 15 small cubes
  2. Sugar - 3 tbsp
  3. Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
  4. Cashew nuts - 6 nos. (chopped)
  5. Raisins - a few (chopped)
  6. Vanilla essence - 1/4 tsp
  7. Maida (all purpose flour)/Atta - 1 cup
  8. Oil for deep frying
  9. Butter - 2 tsp
  10. Salt - 2 pinches
  11. Water required to make dough

Method
  • Mix together maida, salt and melted butter. Add enough water to make a non-sticky dough.
  • Crumble paneer well
  • Mix together all ingredients from 2 to 6 very thoroughly.
  • Roll out the dough into small circles (poori size)
  • Put a spoon full of paneer filling in it and fold over into a half moon. Lock the sides. Give designs with fork. I used a mould to make this. (You get different moulds in market) (At this stage you can freeze it and fry as required)

  • Heat 1/2 cup oil in thick bottomed vessel
  • Deep fry until golden brown. 


Other things in my snack list were

 and the Marble cake



Thursday, February 7, 2013

Noodle balls

I got this recipe from Vanitha magazine. It can be voted as a good starter. Many might think why to mix everything and then fry and have, when you can have it as such. But once in a while it can also be done for a change right ppl??. As starters in a party it is a complete surprise package as your guest won't even guess that they'll find noodles in it. Try this and enjoy their comments


Ingredients
  • Maggi noodles - 1 pkt
  • Onion - 1 chopped
  • Ginger - a small piece (chopped)
  • Cooked minced chicken - 1 handful 
  • Coriander leaves - a handful (chopped)
  • Egg white - 1 (optional) 
  • Bread crumbs
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying



Method
  • Cook maggi noodles with its masala. I used the cheese one.
  • Beat egg white
  • Mix together chopped onion, ginger, cooked chicken, coriander leaves and egg white. Add salt as required.
  • Put maggi noodles into this and mix well.
  • Make small balls and roll in bread crumb and deep fry.