Crispy Spicy Smashed Potatoes#BakingBloggers

These guys are super crunchy on the outside, light and fluffy in the middle, and are so flavorful with the combo of spices and hot sauce. 
Once you start eating these potatoes, you'll never be able to stop at one.

1 Kg Small Potatoes or Baby Potatoes - I used red and white
1 Tablespoon + 2 Teaspoons Salt
4 Tablespoons Olive oil
4 Tablespoon Hot sauce
2 Teaspoons Smoked Paprika
2 Teaspoons Garlic powder
2 Teaspoons Fresh Thyme leaves
Black pepper to taste
Chopped fresh coriander
Wash and scrub the potatoes well.
Bring a large pot of water to the boil and season with a tablespoon of salt. Add in potatoes and cook for until fork tender. Allow to slightly cool.
In the meantime preheat oven to 200°C and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
Onto the prepared baking tray, drizzle evenly half the olive oil, hot sauce, smoked paprika, garlic powder, thyme, a teaspoon salt, black pepper, thyme & coriander leaves . 
Arrange potatoes on baking tray, and use a potato masher/bottom of a glass to gently crush the potatoes. 
Season the tops of the crushed potatoes with remaining olive oil, hot sauce, smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt & pepper.
Sprinkle thyme and coriander leaves. 
Place in preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes. 
Remove from oven, and flip over each potato. Return to oven and bake for an additional 15 minutes. 
Garnish with fresh chopped coriander before serving. 
Labels: Potato, Baked, Starters, Baking Bloggers, Healthy, International Cuisine, Vegan, Gluten free 

Baking Bloggers: Potatoes of all Kinds

Aloo Channa Paneer Pie by Magical Ingredients
Crispy Spicy Smashed Potatoes by Sneha’s Recipe
Curry Kissed Tater Tots by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Ham and Broccoli Stuffed Potatoes by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Stuffed Fingerling Potatoes by Sid’s Sea Palm Cooking
Sweet Potato Oatmeal Cookies by Palatable Pastime

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Greek Hot Dogs#EatTheWorld


This is a refreshing & delicious burger which is filling too. It is 10th of October and also a Sunday Funday recipe sharing day, today we share our recipes we enjoyed traveling virtually to a country in our #eattheworldchallenge group. 
Makes 4
4 Sausages
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Butter as required
4 Hot Dog Buns
For the Tzatziki
1/2 Cup Hung Curd
1 Cucumber - grated
1 Clove Garlic - grated
1 Tablespoon Fresh Dill
1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
Pinch Sea Salt
Mint leaves - torn
8 Olives - pitted & sliced
1 Small Tomato - de seeded & chopped
Squeeze out the water from the cucumber as much as you can.
Combine hung curd, cucumber, garlic, dill, lemon juice, olives, mint, oil & salt - mix well. Refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes so that flavors marry.
Make small diagonal slits on all sides of the dogs and boil it with 3 tablespoon water for 2 -3 minutes. Remove the dogs from the pan and drain out all the water. In the same pan add a tablespoon of oil and fry the dogs on all sides.
When dogs are almost cooked ( the slits will open and it'll get gorgeous and slightly brown).
Butter buns and toast them in the same pan until lightly brown
Spread tzatziki sauce on a bun, then place a dog, then add tomato & olives. 
This week, Amy of Amy's Cooking Adventures is hosting and asked us to share Greek recipes. Here's the #SundayFunday Greek recipes line-up... 

Palatable Pastime: Spanakopita Bites
Magical Ingredients: Spanakorizo
Amy’s Cooking Adventures: Greek Cabbage Roll Rice Bowls
A Day in the Life on the Farm: Makaronia me Yiaourti
Pandemonium Noshery: Aginares a la Polita - Greek Artichoke Stew
Sneha’s Recipe: Greek Hot Dogs
Culinary Adventures with Camilla: Skordalia and A Polarizing, Perplexing Greek Wine + Kouneli Stifado
Food Lust People Love: Golden Briami Tart
Sugar Love Spices:Greek Spinach and Feta Pie with filo pastry (Spanakopita)
Kitchen Frau: Classic Moussaka
Check out all the wonderful Greece dishes prepared by fellow Eat the World members and share with #eattheworld. Click here to find out how to join and have fun exploring a country a month in the kitchen with us! 
Palatable Pastime: Spanakopita Bites 
Magical Ingredients: Spanakorizo 
Amy’s Cooking Adventures: Greek Cabbage Roll Rice Bowls 
A Day in the Life on the Farm: Makaronia me Yiaourti 
Sneha’s Recipe: Greek Hot Dogs 
Culinary Adventures with Camilla: Skordalia

Labels: Greek, Eat the World, Burger, Sausage, Hot Dog, Salad, Cucumber, Olives, Sunday Funday

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Instant Noodles Shots#Foodieextravaganza

This makes a delicious party pleasers, especially for a kid's party. Kid's will really love these party shots. These shots are not spicy, but, creamy and delicious. Made these with instant noodles

For The  White Sauce 
2 Tablespoons Butter
1½ Tablespoons All Purpose Flour
250 Ml Milk
2 Tablespoons Red & Green Capsicum chopped
2 Tablespoons Green capsicum chopped
2 Tablespoons Sweet Corn
1 Medium Onion chopped
½ Teaspoon Fresh Oregano leaves
½ Teaspoon Fresh Thyme
½ Teaspoon Fresh Basil - finely chopped
½ Teaspoon Wild Garlic Green - finely chopped
½ Teaspoon Black pepper powder
Salt to taste
Mix of Grated Mozzarella and Cheddar cheese - as require
For Instant Noodles
500 Ml Water
2 Packet Instant noodles -70 Grams each
2 - 3 Tablespoons Pasta Sauce
1 Tablespoon Chopped Oregano, Thyme & Basil as required
A Sprinkle of Red Chili flakes
For Garnishing
2 Tablespoons Yellow Capsicum
Basil Leaves
For The White Sauce
Add all the ingredients and seasoning in a sauce pan and whisk till the sauce starts thicken, add cheese and cook till the sauce thicken but is of a slightly pouring consistency. Switch off the flame, then add the onion, corn, green and red capsicums and the herbs a mix well. Keep aside.
For The Instant Noodles
In a large pan add water and bring it to a rolling boil, add in the instant noodles and the noodle masala that you get along with the pack, cook till the water evaporates on high flame. Now add in the herbs, chili flakes mix well. If you want a this stage you can add in the pasta sauce. But I preferred to give a layer on top.
To Assemble
Take shot glasses pour 2 tablespoons white sauce, then a layer of instant noodles (1 tablespoon heaped)
repeat the layers according to the height of the glass ( do not fill up to the brim it should be 3/4th only filled)
After the last layer of noodles , spread the pasta sauce
then top it with a layer of white sauce. garnish with yellow capsicums, basil leaves and a sprinkle of cheese.
Serve this warm. 
Labels: Foodie Extravaganza Party, Instant Noodles, Pasta & Noodles, Pasta sauce, Kids delight, Shot Glass Desserts and Verrines, Vegetarian   

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Tofu Tikka Tacos#SundayFunday

When you are in in the mood for a fun dinner, then these vegetarian & meatless tacos will please even the most adamant carnivores. One of the best things about taco that I love is, you, can be creative, so mix and match what’s ever veggies you have in your kitchen to make tacos. I have used these parathas to make these easy and fun tacos. I have given a twist to making these traditional tacos.
Serves  3 
250 Grams Tofu - cut into cubes
For Veggie Marination
1 Bell pepper - cut into cubes
1 Big onion peeled cut into cubes
1 Big Tomato - de seeded and cut into cubes
1 Tablespoons Mustard Oil
¼ Teaspoon Coarsely Ground Black Pepper
¼ Teaspoon Sea Salt
1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
For Tofu Marination   
4 Tablespoons Hung Curd
½ Teaspoon Heaped Red Chili Powder
1 Tablespoon Homemade Tandoori Masala Powder
½ Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
1 Teaspoon Ginger Garlic paste
2 Tablespoons Mustard Oil
1 Tablespoon Besan/Gram Flour
½ Teaspoon Sea Salt
½ Teaspoon Pink Himalayan Salt
¼ Teaspoon Kasuri Methi - rub in your palms
¼ Teaspoon Ajwain - rub in your palms
¼ Teaspoon Coarsely Ground Black Pepper
1 Tablespoon Lemon Jucie
To Assemble The Tacos
Shredded Cabbage
Onion - sliced
Shredded Radish - optional
Used radish because I love the sharpness that it reddeners to the wraps
Chipotle Mayonnaise
Bamboo Skewers as required
Flaky Parathas - for the tacos
Soak the bamboo skewers in water for at least an hour or else they will burn while grilling.

For Veggie Marination
In a bowl, mix in all the ingredients mentioned and keep aside.

For Tofu Marination
Cut the tofu into cubes and keep aside.
In a big bowl, Mix in all the ingredients mentioned in marination well. 
Then add the tofu and mix well. Keep it aside for 15 to 20 minutes so that spices marry well the tofu.
Skewers one onion, one capsicum, one tomato then tofu like wise continue to thread them 2 -3 pieces of tofu in a skewer or according to the length of the skewers. I have used small skewers.  
Then grill them in a non stick grill pan.

To Assemble The Tacos
Slater the parathas with chipotle sauce generously then top it with cheese, 

then the tofu and some veggies
Fold the parathas and 
make the remaining the same way. Grill in a preheated oven at 200°C for 8 - 10 minutes 
or in a non stick pan will a little butter. 
To make them stand, after it's  golden on both sides , take a thong and hold the taco straight till the bottom is golden and stand flat.  
They are all ready to be devoured.
Serve & Enjoy!!  
Labels: Homemade, Parathas, Tofu, Tacos, Sunday Funday, Mexican, Street food
For our event called Sunday Funday, wherein we share recipes our families will love to enjoy on a Sunday. Our host for this week's event for the month of October 2021, is Wendy of A Day in the Life on the Farm and the theme is "Tacos".
Here are some of the Taco Recipes made by us. 

Karen’s Kitchen Stories: Ancho Chili Chicken Tacos
Amy’s Cooking Adventures: Breakfast Tacos
Making Miracles: Honey BBQ Chicken Tacos
Palatable Pastime: Shredded Chipotle Chicken Tacos
A Day in the Life on the Farm: Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Grilled Tacos
Food Lust People Love: Southwestern Chicken Tacos
Culinary Adventures with Camilla: Spiced Smashed Potato Tacos with Homemade Purple Corn Tortillas
Sneha’s Recipe: Tofu Tikka Tacos 

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Dalgona Coffee#SundayFunday

My hubby sent me a link on what's app, make this for me. It's was Dalgona Coffee. He is not a coffee drinker, but, still got excited to see this foamy coffee and wanted to taste it, full filled his farmaish😄!!
Dalgona coffee is a whipped coffee.—it started as a Tik Tok trend and has now exploded all over the internet as the trending drink of the moment. It's actually a Korean origin recipe. Is it worth the hype? Only one way to find out, is to make it!! My hubby verdict worth the hype, tasted too good!!

If you've got instant coffee, sugar, and water on hand, you can make this. It'll go by faster if you have a electric hand mixer (don't use an immersion blender - it just doesn't work, I tried it). A regular whisk, will do, you just need a powerful arm, and a good dose of patience and endurance and you'll be rewarded with a nice tall glass of cold, creamy whipped coffee. 
This recipe makes enough dalgona fluff for one serving. It's delicious, chilled and foamy! This coffee is just like Frappe or Indian Cappuccino, served upside down.

Serves One

2 Teaspoons Granulated Sugar
2 Teaspoons Instant Coffee
2 Teaspoons Water
For Serving
Ice, as required
Milk, as required
In a medium bowl, combine sugar, coffee, and water. Using a electric hand mixer or a whisk, vigorously whisk until mixture turns silky smooth and shiny, then continue whisking until it thickens and forms stiff peaks(it takes just 2 - 3 minutes). (If whisking by hand, it will take 8 to 12 minutes to get to optimal fluffiness).
Fill a glass most of the way full with ice and milk, then dollop and swirl the whipped coffee mixture on top, mixing before drinking, if desired.
So fluffy, creamy.. super delicious!!
Labels: Single Serving, Coffee, Korea, Asian Cuisine, Sunday Funday 
Recipes with Coffee

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