Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Mixed Cereal Chevdo ~ Savoury Cereal Snack

Mixed Cereal Chevdo/Chivda is a great healthy alternative to a traditional Poha Chevdo. This delicious, quick and easy savoury trail mix is mildly spiced, sweet, crunchy and addictive. The great thing about this recipe is that it comes together under less than 10 minutes. It makes a great tea time snack, for kids to enjoy any time of the day or serve this healthy treat to a weight watcher on Diwali. Let's look at the step by step recipe pictures. 


Mixed Cereal Chevdo/Chivda is a great healthy alternative to a traditional Poha Chevdo. This delicious, quick and easy savoury trail mix is mildly spiced, sweet, crunchy and addictive. The great thing about this recipe is that it comes together under less than 10 minutes. It makes a great tea time snack, for kids to enjoy any time of the day or serve this healthy treat to a weight watcher on Diwali.

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Chilli Paneer

How to make Chilli Paneer | Chilli Paneer is a lip-smacking spicy most popular Indo-Chinese dish. This flavourful restaurant-style dish is perfect as a starter or appetizer.


Chilli Paneer is a lip-smacking spicy most popular Indo-Chinese dish. This flavourful restaurant-style dish is perfect as a starter or appetizer.

Monday, 29 October 2018

Habshi Halwa - Dodha - Milky and Spiced Indian Wheat Pudding

Habshi Halwa is an elegant and moreish Indian dessert, certainly a sweet that is fit for a Royal menu. One of the best and magnificent Indian delicacies which is rich in flavours, taste and aroma. This halwa is sticky, chewy, soft and nutty. If I had to describe this Halwa in one word it would be 'Phenomenal' 



Habshi Halwa is an elegant and moreish Indian dessert, certainly a sweet that is fit for a Royal menu. One of the best and magnificent Indian delicacies which is rich in flavours, taste and aroma. This halwa is sticky, chewy, soft and nutty. If I had to describe this Halwa in one word it would be 'Phenomenal'

Ratlami sev

Ratlami Sev, spicy, tangy and crispy noodles prepared with gram flour ( besan ) and aromatic spice powders.  This deep-fried snack is easy to prepare and one of the most popular snacks consumed by Indians all over the world and especially given more importance on Indian festivals such as Diwali.


Ratlami Sev, spicy, tangy and crispy noodles prepared with gram flour ( besan ) and aromatic spice powders.  This deep-fried snack is easy to prepare and one of the most popular snacks consumed by Indians all over the world and especially given more importance on Indian festivals such as Diwali.

Friday, 26 October 2018

Badam Halwa

Badam Halwa/Almond Halwa (Pudding) is one of the most relished Indian sweets by one and all. Here is my recipe of Badam Halwa with step by step pictures, which is easy and fuss-free and can appear on the dining table in less than an hour. 

Badam halwa, an exquisite, rich and sumptuous Indian dessert that is prepared with Almonds, milk, Ghee and Sugar and adorned with pistachio slivers. Perfect for Indian festivals such as Diwali, Holi, Raksha Bandhan or Eid. Check out the step by step recipe pictures for the full detailed recipe. Made from scratch.

Degustabox September - Product Review

Another month, Another review on JCO! The review of September Degustabox is right here, and I am so thrilled to show you what we have received in the month of September. I have become so used to of my happiness of receiving the Degustabox every month and get excited in seeing the surprises that it's packed with.

Review of September degustabox on jagruti's cooking odyssey

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Badam Gulkand Katli/Katri

Make your Diwali morning a little more awesome and delightful with these Badam Gulakand Katli/Katri - Almond and Rose Diamond Thins! The best part, these heavenly delicious sweet come together in a record 40 minutes with just 5 ingredients such as ground almond, Sugar and Rose Petal Jam. What's not to love about that? Check out the step by step pictures for the full detailed recipe.


These badam gulkand katli - almond rose katli are sumptuous, soft and melt in mouth Indian sweets. These katlis comes together jsut in 40 minutes. Homemade badam gulkand katli are made from scratch.

These badam gulkand katli - almond rose katli are sumptuous, soft and melt in mouth Indian sweets. These katlis comes together jsut in 40 minutes. Homemade badam gulkand katli are made from scratch.

Monday, 15 October 2018

Farali Mogo Vada

Farali Mogo Vada - Deep fried cassava fritters, is an enticing dish to try out during fasting seasons such as Navratri, Month of Shravan, Maha Shivaratri or Janamasthmi. These delish and moreish cassava fritters are easy to prepare, vegan and gluten-free. A dish that is conjured up with spiced mashed cassava and potato rolled into small balls then coated with farali flours such as Rajgira and Shingada batter and deep fried.

Farali Mogo Vada - Deep fried cassava fritters, is an enticing dish to try out during fasting seasons such as Navratri, Month of Shravan, Maha Shivaratri or Janamasthmi.


Tuesday, 9 October 2018

One Pot Pumpkin Pasta

Looking for an easy, quick and healthy autumn lunch or midweek supper? Try this luxurious, comforting and creamy One Pot Pumpkin Pasta, that can be on the table in less than 30 minutes. It is super simple, super easy and a well-balanced heartwarming meal. It's an impressive meal to make for friends and family, just grab a fork and plate and dig in! 


Healthy one pot pumpkin pasta recipe with spinach and chickpeas, a delicious 30-minute recipe for chilly autumn days!

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Fig and Mascarpone Oat Porridge

Skipping your morning breakfasts because porridge sounds boring? Well, not anymore! Jazz up your morning by preparing this deliciously creamy and dreamy Fig and Mascarpone Oat Porridge! A recipe with oats, autumn fruit Figs, nuts, herbs and mascarpone, a well-balanced breakfast that will help you keep full and energised until the lunchtime.


Fig mascarpone and oat porridge a warming and delicious breakfast, topped with roasted figs, mascarpone cheese and pistachio nuts.


I and hubs can't get enough of the oat porridge, we love its simplicity. Almost 5 days of the week we like to have an oat porridge bowl for our breakfast. I make our oats porridge with skimmed milk and topped with multi seeds, nuts and one seasonal fruit because there is no better time to enjoy a perfect warm bowl of warm and toasty porridge when the days get cooler.



In our family, we prefer having seasonal veg and fruit, when they are in the season and abundantly available. Currently, our markets and shops are filled with figs, fresh and tender, just how we like.   We adore figs, they appear for a very short season so while they are in the market, they come in our home too. We eat raw, we bake them, we marinate them. Add them in the yoghurt bowl, in the salad or eat it with Mascarpone as a dessert.

More Figs Recipes - Chai spiced Baked Figs with Ginger and Pistachio Mascarpone | Marinated Fig, Pomegranate and Mozzarella Salad | Figs, Chocolate and Cashew Rolls

Fig mascarpone and oat porridge a warming and delicious breakfast, topped with roasted figs, mascarpone cheese and pistachio nuts.


When your fridge is full of figs, you try to stretch your imagination and the next day wake up a little early and prepare this perfect autumn breakfast, a creamy tasting porridge, topped with roasted figs and rosemary and pistachio.

If you are looking for a comforting, nutritious and filling breakfast recipe, you are on the right page.

WHAT IS PORRIDGE


Basically, porridge is healthy, filling and cooked hot breakfast dish that is prepared with any grains such as Oats, corn or even rice. It is thick and creamy and can be cooked with milk or just water too or half milk and half water. Once it comes to dressing the porridge, it is extremely personal. Autumn and the winter is the best time to enjoy porridge when mornings are still dark outside and the rain is lashing the windows, and you want to warm up your inner soul too.

WHAT TYPE OF OATS DO I NEED FOR THE PORRIDGE


It depends on your personal choice, Rolled oats, Steel Cut oats, jumbo or Instant. Only the difference will be in cooking time and texture.  Rolled and Jumbo oats give really chunky texture, Stell cut oats are creamy, delicious with little of bite in it, whereas instants give very smooth and creamy texture and require less cooking time.

WHAT CAN I USE FOR PORRIDGE TOPPINGS


Here you are spoilt for choice, literally anything to everything, it just depends on your mood and availability of ingredients. Usually, most of the people like to top it up their porridge with a sweetener such as sugar, honey, agave or maple syrup, but you can jazz up your porridge with so many different other ingredients such as fresh fruit, frozen fruit, fruit compote or roasted fruit. Also add delicious nutty crunch by topping it up with seeds and nuts, or nut butter. Nowadays cacao nibs have become a favourite topping too.

WHAT DO I NEED TO MAKE FIG AND MASCARPONE OAT PORRIDGE


The title says all, surely main ingredients are Fresh figs, Mascarpone cheese and oats. Once you got these ingredients to look out for some dark sugar, cinnamon powder, fresh rosemary and sliced pistachios. Oh yes and milk. It can be dairy milk, vegan choose alternative and use raw sugar and voila..you are all set for a wholesome breakfast

THE CONTROVERSIAL DEBATE ABOUT THE FIGS 


Some say it's not suitable for vegetarians and vegan, other say it's completely okay to eat figs if you are vegetarian or vegan. Read both sides of the debate on google and what you feel is right :)

Fig mascarpone and oat porridge a warming and delicious breakfast, topped with roasted figs, mascarpone cheese and pistachio nuts.


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Fig and Mascarpone Oat Porridge

A warming and delicious breakfast, topped with roasted figs, mascarpone cheese and pistachio nuts.
prep time: 3 minscook time: 10 minstotal time: 13 mins

ingredients

120 g rolled oats
500-550 ml milk
3 TBSP mascarpone cheese
Pinch salt
6 fresh figs
Big pinch dark brown sugar
Pinch cinnamon powder
Few  rosemary sprigs 
Pistachio slivers 

instructions

Preheat the gas mark oven to gas mark 6.
Wash, pat dry and cut figs into four halves.
Place them on a baking tray with rosemary sprigs, sprinkle sugar and cinnamon powder.
Place it in the preheated oven and bake for 5-7 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare porridge by heating milk in a pan. 
Once the milk starts boiling add oats and cook for 4-5 minutes, until nice and thick. ( stirring continuously)
Remove from the heat, and stir in mascarpone cheese, serve into a serving bowl.
Topped with roasted figs, sprinkle pistachio slivers and juice of the roasted figs.
Enjoy while it's hot.

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Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Punjabi Saag Paneer

When you make this classic and homely Punjabi Saag Paneer-Spinach and Indian Cottage Cheese Curry, surely you're going to forget any restaurant style Saag Paneer or Palak Paneer, trust me because exactly that happened in my home. This absolutely delicious and finger licking Saag Paneer is prepared with truckloads of fresh mature spinach (palak), fresh homemade Indian cottage cheese (paneer) and a few basic spices and clarified butter (ghee). You can enjoy this North Indian homely and traditional Saag Paneer with roti, phulka or plain paratha.


Saag paneer is a North Indian style of preparing spinach and Indian cottage cheese, Saag aka spinach and Panner is freshly made Indian cottage cheese. This classic version is an easy and simple recipe, can be ready in less than 30 minutes, freshly cut spinach and paneer is cooked with basic spices and onion, garlic. This saag paneer with plenty of flavours, gluten-free and perfect for a vegetarian dining.

Monday, 1 October 2018

My Legume Love Affair MLLA #121


New month, New event here, it's My Legume Love Affair #121My Legume Love Affair for the October 2018. As known as MLLA, this event which spotlights on Legume has been running since 2008, created by Susan of The Well-Seasoned Cook.  Currently, this event is successfully running by Lisa of Lisa's Kitchen and for the month of June, I am thrilled to host the 121st edition.




As we all know, this event centred upon Legume, and that can be beans, pulses, lentils, tofu or chickpea or any lentils flour. There are a variety of types of lentils and beans used and different styles they are made in. So, let's start our love affair for Legume and start cooking with them. To make this event successful JCO needs your help and support, I am inviting you to take part in this event. 




Rules and Guidelines for this event 


  1. Cook and post a vegetarian or vegan, sweet or savoury dish on your blog, as long as the main ingredient is the Legume,  in the month of October 2018.
  2. Please link JCO's this event announcement page, Susan's page and Lisa's page ( It's compulsory ) 
  3. One entry per blogger, ONLY new post allowed
  4. This event closes on 31st October 2018.
  5. Any queries please mail me jagrutiscookingodyssey1971@gmail.com 
  6. Please link your entry below.