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Mecroni casserole

Macaroni has long been regarded a kid-favorite, this recipe bring this pasta to a family level. Indian style cooked macaroni topped with mashed potatoes recipe for a quick and easy dinner tonight.
Macaroni casserole topped with mashed potatoes 

For first layer ... Macaroni layer 
Macaroni Pasta – 2 cups Carrots – 1/2 cup, finely chopped Lemon Juice – 2 tsp Red Chilli Powder – 1 tblsp Salt as per taste Oil – 4 to 5 tsp Tomato Sauce – 2 to 3 tblsp Optional (add more vegetables if preferred): Onions – 1/4 cup, chopped Capsicum – 1/4 cup, chopped Mushroom - 1/4 cup, chopped  Spring Onions – 2 tblsp, to garnish
1. Heat a pan of salted water over medium flame. 2. Add the macaroni pasta and cook until aldente. 3. Drain well and keep aside. 4. Heat oil in a pan over medium flame. 5. Add onion and green chillies stir well, add capsicum and mushroom and sauté.  6. Add the carrots, macaroni, tomato sauce, red chilli powder and stir well. 7. Cook for a minute or two. 8. Remove fr…

potato basket topped with saucy mushroom corn

Crispy crunchy potato baskets !!! We often use these baskets for chaat in India for that we fry parboiled potatoes and use strainer to give them a shape of basket although I make potato baskets very often but always feel guilty while serving because I know how much calorie I am serving to my family. Last year I tried to bake these in muffin tray and was amazed to see the result, they came out as crisp as fried ones.

The potatoes to be used for making these baskets or nests have to be super starchy.Russet(starchy) This is the potato most people have fixed in their minds as the classic potato. They are ideal baking potatoes and are also good fried and mashed. This image is from web ...i just wanted to show you the right potato :)

Though the fried version lasts for days together without losing its crispness, u can only make them 4-5 hours in advance before serving/eating. The baked recipe is really healthy in the sense that not even one teaspoon oil is needed for making the nests and all o…

Gur ke chawal (jaggery rice)

I had never heard about Gur Ke Chawal till I got married, at my in-laws' place they all were very fond of this sweet delicacy......I learned this recipe from my Mom in law, she used to make these rice to pamper me while I was pregnant. I always remember her whenever I make Gur Ke Chawal, but she was a supper cook I will never be able to match her level of cooking. This recipe is totally dedicated to her... Gur ke chawal or jaggery rice are basically originated from Pakistan, but very popular in Punjab also and even in Kashmir. Long grain Basmati rice cooked in jaggery syrup and flavored with cardamom, sauf and bay leaf make this rice super tasty.
Gur Ke Chawal

1 1/2 cup rice, Long Grain Basmati Rice 200 gms Jaggery / Gur 2 tbsp ghee 3 cups water 4 small cardamoms 4 cloves 15-20 raisins 1 bay leaf (optional) 1 tbsp roasted Cashew nuts and almonds 
Step 1. Soak the jaggery in 1 cup water for 30-45 minutes. 
Step 2. Pick, clean and wash the rice. Soak the rice for…

Vegetarian Galouti kebab I Rajma galouti kebabs

Kababs are always my favorite, being vegetarian I always miss these Muglai delicacies, till I tried a vegetarian version of recipe by chef Sanjeev kapoor. kebabs are basically a meat preparation. Rajma Galouti Kebab, a delectable vegetarian version of the traditional galouti kebab, where meat has been replaced with rajma. The specialty of a galouti kebab is its ability to completely melt in your mouth and this rajma galouti kebab does just that. After a success of these delectable kebabs I tried almost all kababs with little vegetarian twists will share all of them soon ....shearing Step By Step tried and tested recipe of vegetarian galouti kebabs..
Vegetarian Galouti Kebabs

2 cups ......Red kidney beans (rajma) boiled  1/2 cup .....Paneer crushed  15 .............Cashewnuts  2................Sunflower seeds (charoli/chironji)  1 1/2 Tbsp..Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto)  1 Tbsp .......Caraway seeds (shahi jeera)  8 tsp...........Green cardamoms  6 ................Black cardamom…