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Baked Veg. Lasagna- – S/S pictures

We had tasted lasagna for the first time during our trip to Bintan where we had very little vegetarian options. But then enjoyed the vegetarian lasagna to the core. After that we had this during couple of occasions and I was looking forward to try this at home. I had got these lasagna sheets from Giants supermarket long time ago. A recipe using non vegetarian sauce was mentioned on the box and hence I was looking for a vegetarian recipe. I found one in Tarla Dalal ‘s book and the recipe seemed to be a easy one. I have made…

 

Raagi onion pakodas / fingermillet onion fritters

Deep fried snacks is a rare thing at my place. I do make puris atleast once in a month or two. But sometimes we do crave for these snacks along with our evening tea especially during the weekends. So I made this sometime ago during one such weekend and we really enjoyed it. I gave a small twist by adding the raagi flour to the normal onion pakodas. Don’t know how healthier a deep fried snack can get??!!But it tasted nice and was quite crispy. Even my son who is a picky eater and is very reluctant to try out…

 

Macaroni hot pot

I really love the Tarla dalal’s cookbook about lentils and pulses. The recipes are so simple , so doable and interesting too. Like the masoor dal biryaniI have tried before which was quite a nice and a unique recipe. There are many other nice recipes too where you can make beautiful delicacies with lentils not restricting yourselves to just simple side dish of lentils for your rice or rotis. So this was another recipe about using pulses in your pasta where the small, dry,white,oval shaped beans often used in baking is used here. Its also known as boston beans, navy…

 

Onion kulcha

When we were kids, I remember buying readymade kulcha (something like pizza base) from a nearby supermarket quite frequently. It just had to be cooked on a hot tava and was then served with some exotic and tasty side dish of our choice preferably paneer which was our hot favourite at that time and continues to be even now,but channa is a great authentic combo. I made this few weeks ago and it was so delicious and made a very filling lunch too. Serve them hot with a side dish. Chole is best side dish for this. But I served…

 

Vengaya/Onion thokku

Thokku is a kind of pickle where the vegetable/fruit is mashed well, cooked in oil and seasoned with suitable spices. Raw mango and tomato thokku are the most popular forms of thokku. The ‘grand sweets ‘ thokku varieties has become so popular these days. They are so irresistable and the favourite at our place is their onion thokku. I tried to recreate something similar. We enjoyed it with rice, chapatis ,dosas and everything else. So I think I was certainly successful to some extent. Try it and you will fall in love with it just like us.