Showing posts with label Foodie Extravaganza Party. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Foodie Extravaganza Party. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Foodie Extravaganza Party. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Foodie Extravaganza Party. Show all posts

Oats & Split Green Moong Chillas/Pancakes#Foodieextravaganza

A Happy and Prosperous New Year to all my friends.
The month of December was only parties, weddings etc..
enjoyed food and drinks to the hilt. Now it's  time to start a healthy life style, hope I can maintain this. 

Starting 2019 with a healthy breakfast dish for Foodie Extravaganza. Since the theme for this month is Oatmeal, our host is Wendy Klik . Made these fabulous, healthy pancakes that are high in protein, low in calories and filling.
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Ingredients

1 Cup Split Green Moong Dal
1 Cup Oats
3 Big Cloves Garlic
2 Green Chillies
½ Teaspoon Grated Ginger
1/3 Cup Rice Flour - * see notes
Salt to taste
Water as required

For garnishing

Grated Cheese or Cottage Cheese - optional
Chutney or Sauce for Serving
Method 

Wash and soak the split moong dal overnight or for at least 4 hours. 
Drain the water and then grind it with rest of the ingredients using water just necessary to make a coarse paste. 
This batter should be thicker than a pancake batter.
 Heat a pancake pan and brush it with oil, take a ladle full of batter spread it into a thin chilla / pancake. Drizzle little oil on it. 
When it cooks it one side then flip it and cook for a minute ( this is optional). 
Fold it into a triangle and serve with chutney or sauce . Garnish with grated cheese.
These were fabulous, healthy and are high in protein.
My Notes
If you do not have rice flour at hand then soak 2 tablespoons heaped of rice grains along with the dal.
Do not brush too much of oil on to pan or else you will not be able to spread the batter.

Labels : Pancakes, Chillas,Crepes, Oats, Vegan, Gluten free, Breakfast, Brunch, Healthy, Foodie Extravaganza Party, Split Green Moong
Foodie Extravaganza is a monthly food fest, where a group of bloggers all create and share a recipe around one of the monthly food 'holidays' as detailed in The Nibble. Posting day is always the first Wednesday of each month. If you are a blogger and would like to join our group and blog along with us, come join our Facebook page Foodie Extravaganza. We would love to have you! If you're a spectator looking for delicious tid-bits check out our Foodie Extravaganza Pinterest Board! Looking for our previous parties? Check them out HERE.
See all the other recipes for today's Foodie Extravaganza
Apple Banana Smoothie from Caroline's Cooking
Coconut & Banana Oat Pancakes from Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite aWhiskered Accomplice
Irish Oatmeal Brulee from Jolene's Recipe Journal
Oatmeal Crusted Chicken Strips from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Oats & Split Green Moong Chillas/Pancakes from Sneha's Recipe
Old Fashioned Oatmeal Bread from Karen's Kitchen Stories
Pumpkin Oatmeal from Making Miracles
Quick Cook Cheesy Bacon Oatmeal from Food Lust People Love

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Baked Chicken Borek#Foodieextravaganza

Turkish cuisine is famous for its  varieties of layered pies and pastries, called ‘Börek‘. Borek is a  made of thin layers of dough called yufka or phyllo, that can hold variety of fillings like cheese, spinach, meat or chicken etc. 
Borek often described as flaky  pastry pie ; made with several layers of yufka or phyllo sheets with oil or butter in middle of each layer.
This dish is best for your parties or tea times and this is a must try delicious recipe. Made this for my anniversary tea party with my trekking group. Made two of these one chicken and the other vegetarian one, which I will be posting later.
I have used the homemade phyllo sheets.. check this here Phyllo Pastry Sheets - Homemade

Ingredients  
12 Filo pastry  Sheets  or as required
For filling  
500 Grams Chicken Mince
2 Large Onions - finely chopped
1 Teaspoon Minced  Ginger  
1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic
Salt to taste
¼ Teaspoon Turmeric powder 
1 Teaspoon  Paprika powder
3 Tablespoons Finely Chopped Coriander leaves
2 Tablespoons Oil
For the pastry
100 Grams Butter  - melted 
A small Egg for brushing the pastry on top
Method
To make the filling  
Heat oil in a pan add the chopped onions and saute till they soften , now add the minced ginger and garlic and saute till then start to release an aroma.  Add chicken mince and turmeric powder  stir on high heat until  turns pink to white.  Add the paprika and salt, mix well and let it cook till  all the  juices evaporates and turns dry. Let it cool. Now add the coriander leaves and mix well.
For the layering 
Grease baking pan,  with melted butter well . Layer a sheet of filo pastry, brush it lavishly with melted butter, I layered 6 sheets and brushed each with melted butter.  After the 6th sheet , spread the chicken filling evenly and press it lightly.
Now add the remaining 6 sheets, brushing each sheet with melted butter and then keep the next sheet.  After all the sheets are placed, brush the top lavishly with butter.  
Now brush it with egg 
Give cuts  with knife , as per your desired size pieces right till the bottom taking care not the separate the sheets.  
Bake it in a preheated oven at 170 C, for 35 to 40 minutes or until it gets a nicely  golden. 
Chicken Borek is ready to serve.  
These were flaky and scrumptious, enjoyed by all.
My Notes:
While layering the sheets tend to tear or break, but do not worry since they will be covered with other sheets. You can use even the cut sheet or torn sheets for layering. Even I have used the some pieces of sheets or torn sheets for layering.
Labels : Chicken, Borek, Turkish, Foodie Extravaganza Party, Phyllo pastry, Homemade, Baked

Sending this to the event for this month of Foodie Extravaganza, the theme is "Pastry". Our Host of the month is Caroline Williams. Thank you Caroline for hosting this event.
Foodie Extravaganza is a monthly food fest, where a group of bloggers all create and share a recipe around one of the monthly food 'holidays' as detailed in The Nibble. Posting day is always the first Wednesday of each month. If you are a blogger and would like to join our group and blog along with us, come join our Facebook page Foodie Extravaganza. We would love to have you! If you're a spectator looking for delicious tid-bits check out our Foodie Extravaganza Pinterest Board! Looking for our previous parties? Check them out HERE.

See all the other recipes being shared today: 

Baked Chicken Borek by Sneha's Recipes
Cheesy Asparagus Potato Tart by Food Lust People Love
Cornish-Style Steak Pasties by Karen's Kitchen Stories
Garlic Herb Chicken in Puff Pastry by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Kolache cookies by Caroline's Cooking
Puff Pastry Apple Cranberry Strudel by Veggie Fun Kitchen
Raspberry Pistachio Palmiers by Palatable Pastime

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Chicken Ramen Soup#Foodieextravaganza



Since November 12th is National Chicken Soup for the Soul Day. We are asked by our host Stacy to create our chicken soup recipe. 
My niece who often visit's Dubai is famous for posting her favorite Ramen Soup pic.  Inspired by her love for this soup, here is my take on the Ramen Soup. Though I, have never tasted this soup, made it as per the pic she post. It was simple to make yet very delicious and soul comforting. Loved having it.
Serve 2
Ingredients

1 Chicken Breast
5 Button Mushrooms- sliced
1  Bok Choy - chopped
1 Celery stem - chopped
2 Cups Chicken Stock
2 Tablespoons Light Soy sauce or according to your taste
A Dash of Chilly Flakes
Salt And Pepper to taste
1 Teaspoon Parsley
1/4 Teaspoon each Butter & Sesame Oil
2 Soft Boiled Egg
2 Small Packs Ramen Noodles

Method

Heat a grill pan with butter and on high flame sear the chicken breast till it changes color  and get grill marks on both sides
In the same pan add the mushrooms and saute for a minute.
In another sauce pan add the stock, celery stem, bok choy, parsley, the chicken and mushrooms bring this to a rolling boil. Cover and let it simmer for 5 to 7 minutes on medium low flame. Now add the soy sauce, sesame oil, salt, pepper and chilly flakes mix this well and let it simmer on low flame again for 3 -4 minutes.
In the meantime boil the egg and noodles. Keep aside.
When the soup is done serve it hot.
First arrange the noodles in the center arrange the chicken slices and egg slice as shown in the pic and pour in the broth and enjoy.  This is a healthy and filling soup, does not require any accompaniment.
Labels : Soup, Foodie Extravaganza Party, Chicken, Ramen Soup, Noodles, Egg, Bok Choy, Mushroom, Healthy Dinners

Asian-Style Chicken Dumpling Soup from Karen's Kitchen Stories
Chicken Ramen Soup from Sneha's Recipe
Cranberry Chicken Noodle Soup from Palatable Pastime
Creamy Chicken Asparagus Soup from Hardly A Goddess
Creamy Cranberry Chicken Wild Rice Soup from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Hot and Sour Chicken Soup from Food Lust People Love
Foodie Extravaganza celebrates obscure food holidays by posting delicious recipes your family will love. Posting day is always the first Wednesday of each month. If you are a blogger and would like to join our group and blog along with us, come join our Facebook page Foodie Extravaganza. We would love to have you! If you're a home cook looking for tasty recipes, check out our Foodie Extravaganza Pinterest Board!

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Vegan Malaysian Red Pumpkin Sabzi #Foodieextravaganza

This recipe is from  here , bookmarked it, adjusted the spices  to our taste.  This is one of my hubby's favorite vegetable. Serve him this vegetable he will happily enjoy it since it has a sweet taste and my hubby has a sweet tooth.

Sending this to Foodie Extravaganza party , the theme for the month is "Pumpkin" our host is Lynda England Hardy .  Thank you Lynda for hosting this month's event.
Ingredients 
300 Grams Red Pumpkin 
1 Tablespoon Oil 
½ Teaspoon Mustard seeds
1 Medium Onion - finely chopped
1 Teaspoon Red chilly powder
1 Teaspoons Curry powder 

¼  Teaspoon Turmeric powder 
½  Teaspoon Salt  or to taste
4 -5 Curry leaves

Method

Wash and  peel the skin of the pumpkin and cut into medium cubes.

In a skillet, heat oil with the mustard seeds and curry leaves. When the mustard seeds start to crackle.  Add onion and saute until golden brown.  Add chilly powder, curry powder, turmeric and  
¼ cup water. Fry till oil surfaces then add pumpkin and stir fry for a minute, so that the pumpkin gets coated with the spices. 
Add salt and a cup of water, bring this to a rolling  boil. Reduce the flame to medium low and cook covered with a lid  for 10 to 12 minutes or until pumpkin is tender,  stirring occasionally. When the pumpkin is cooked take off flame. Serve hot.
Labels : Foodie Extravaganza Party, Red Pumpkin, Vegan, Gluten free, Malaysia, Vegetarian, 
 
Foodie Extravaganza is a monthly food fest, where a group of bloggers all create and share a recipe around one of the monthly food 'holidays' as detailed in The Nibble. Posting day is always the first Wednesday of each month. If you are a blogger and would like to join our group and blog along with us, come join our Facebook page Foodie Extravaganza. We would love to have you! If you're a spectator looking for delicious tid-bits check out our Foodie Extravaganza Pinterest Board! Looking for our previous parties? Check them out HERE.


See all the other recipes for today's Foodie Extravaganza

No-Bake Pumpkin Cookies from Caroline’s Cooking
Butter Roasted Pumpkin Seeds from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Vega Malaysin Red Pumpkin from Sneha’s Recipe
Pumpkin Saffron Rice from Palatable Pastime
Roasted Kabocha (Japanese Pumpkin Fries from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Low-Carb Pumpkin Scones from Reviews, Chews & How-Tos
Chicken, Pumpkin & Bean Enchiladas from Karen's Kitchen Stories
Apple Pumpkin Bundt Cake (Vegan) from Veggie Fun Kitchen
Coconut Curry Roast Pumpkins from Food Lust People Love
DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte with Almond Milk from Hardly a Goddess
15 Minute Ravioli with Pumpkin Cream Sauce from Faith, Hope, Love & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

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Mushroom In Green Herb Sauce#Foodieextravaganza


Mushroom is know as  Khumb  in Hindi , is a very versatile veggie.   This dish has a awesome look and tastes delicious, since I have  used fresh coriander  to get that great color.  Try this Mushrooms In Green Herb Sauce / Khumbi In Green Herb Sauce and you too will enjoy it and make it often.  Since mushrooms are high in protein , I always make mushrooms at least once a week. 

This month for  Foodie Extravaganza  Party , our host  is Wendy  and we are  celebrating National Mushroom month and this dish is apt for the theme.  Thank you Wendy for choosing a wonderful theme.

Ingredients

200 Grams Buttons Mushrooms
3 Medium Onions - chopped
1/3 Cup Packed Coriander leaves with stems
2 Cloves
4 Peppercorns
1 Black Cardamom
2 Green Cardamom
1 Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
1 Inch piece Ginger
3 Cloves Garlic
3 Green Chilies or as per taste
1 Teaspoon Heaped Roasted Coriander powder
1/2 Teaspoon Heaped Roasted Cumin powder
1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric powder
1 Teaspoon Garam Masala powder
1/3 Cup Thick Yogurt - beaten
2 Tablespoon Fresh Cream
Method

Wash and clean the fresh button mushroom properly and peel the skin. Chop them in four pieces.

Whisk the cream and yogurt well.

In a pressure pan add the onions, garlic and ginger with quarter cup water. Close the cooker and take 2 - 3 whistles, when the cooker cools completely, then blend the boiled onions, garlic, ginger mix along with the green chillies and coriander leaves with the stem into a paste in a blender.


Heat oil in a kadai / pan, add whole cardamoms, cloves, cinnamon, peppercorns  and cumin seeds, let it splutter. Now add the blended mixture and fry till oil separates. Add turmeric, coriander powder, salt and quarter cup of water, fry again till oil separates. 


Take the kadai off flame, then add the cream and yogurt mix, and give it a quick stir.  Add a cup of water and mix well.  Keep the kadai, back on flame and stir continuously till oil surfaces on top.  Keep stirring continuously , add in cumin powder, mushrooms and mix in well. Cover and cook for 4-5 minutes or until the mushrooms are done. Add the garam masala powder and give it a quick stir. Adjust the gravy consistency and seasonings and serve 
hot.

Labels : Mushroom, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Foodie Extravaganza Party, Healthy, Gluten free
Here are the rest of the mushroom recipes:

Chicken & Mushroom Vegetable Medley by Reviews, Chews & How-Tos
Chicken and Mushroom Puff Pastry Pie by Food Lust People Love
Mushroom quesedillas by Caroline's Cooking
Mushroom, Sausage, and Spinach Strata by Karen's Kitchen Stories
Mushroom In Green Herb Sauce by Sneha's Recipe
Portabella Mushroom Cheesesteak Sandwich by Simple and Savory
Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Steak with Porcini Mushroom Gravy by Palatable Pastime

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Zucchini Stir Fry#Foodieextravaganza

A courgette / zucchine is a variety of squash / edible fruit, usually long and available in yellow and green, which is used to make vegetable as well as in other sweet or savory dishes. 

In Maharashtra it is called Gilke. Do you know that Zucchini is very low in calories and contains no saturated fats or cholesterol.  Have started eating zucchini in last few years, because, earlier this was an exotic vegetable, expensive and not readily available. But now in winters we get these in plenty and reasonably priced , it's also available through out the year but at a high price. I have started to love this vegetable.  

For Foodie Extravaganza {Party} event this month the theme is Zucchini! Our host is Sue Lau. Thank you Sue for hosting this event and choosing a wonderful theme.
Let's make this quick and simple stir fry. 

Ingredients
5-7  Zucchini Green & Yellow -  meduim sized and  tender
1 Teaspoon Cumin seeds
½ Teaspoon Mustard seeds
¼ Teaspoon Asafoetida
¼ Teaspoon Turmeric powder
Teaspoon Red Chilly powder
Salt to taste
2 Tablespoons Oil
Chopped Coriander to garnish

Method

Chop the ends, wash zucchini gently, but properly (don't bruise the skin). Cut into half vertically and then cut into 2-3 mm slices.
In a pan, heat oil. Add mustard seeds , when they splutter, add cumin seeds when they start to brown, add asafoetida,  immediately slide in the zucchini. Sprinkle salt and turmeric, stir once and cook on high flame for 2 minutes. Cover and cook on medium low flame for 3 to 4 minutes.  Open  the lid,  add chilly powder, mix well, cook for another  two to three  minutes (do not overcook or else they will become mushy since it's high in water content)
Transfer to a serving bowl, garnish with coriander. Enjoy as a side dish or with rotis.  
Labels : Foodie Extravaganza Party, Zucchini, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Healthy, Vegan, Gluten free

Posting day for #FoodieExtravaganza is always the first Wednesday of each month. If you are a blogger and would like to join our group and blog along with us, come join our Facebook page Foodie Extravaganza. We would love to have you! If you're a spectator looking for delicious tid-bits check out our Foodie Extravaganza Pinterest Board! Looking for our previous parties? Check them out HERE.

See all the other recipes of today's Foodie Extravaganza:
Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes from Jolene's Recipe Journal
Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread from Cookaholic Wife
Greek Inspired Breakfast Casserole from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Grilled Zucchini Salad from Food Lust People Love
Sugar-Free Bread and Butter Zucchini Pickles from Palatable Pastime
Zucchini Corn Fritters from Caroline's Cooking
Zucchini Frittata from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Zucchini Pizza Rounds from Our Good Life
Zucchini Sandwich Bread from Karen's Kitchen Stories
Zucchini Stir Fry from Sneha's Recipe

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