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The biggest award and the best moment of satisfaction for a cook is to watch the person sitting in front of him or her, enjoying the meal and licking fingers after completing the meal that he or she have cooked. Hello 🙋 my dear friends and all you wonderful people! I am your host cook Priyanka and I welcome you all to my cooking space Dish of Delight. I am a great foodie and from my childhood days I took great interest in learning how to cook different dishes. There are and were some great cooks in my family including my grandma, my mother, my aunt and now my mother-in-law. I have learnt a lot from their cooking techniques and ideas. I am also a huge fan of Tarla Dalal, Sanjeev Kapoor and Vikas Khanna. I have grown up watching their cooking shows. So, here I am to share some of my cooking ideas and learning some new ideas from you.

Pasta Salad

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Today’s recipe, Pasta salad is one of the easiest recipes I have shared till now. This is a healthy salad which anybody can enjoy, including the kids. It requires only few ingredients which are easily available at local stores.

So, let’s take a look at the recipe for making Pasta salad.

Ingredients

Pasta 1 and ½ cups cooked

Carrots ½ cup cubed

Beans ½ cup chopped

Black olives a handful of

Mayonnaise 2 and ½ tbsp

Fresh cream 2 tbsp

Black pepper powder 1 and ½ tsp

Italian mixed herbs 1 tsp

Salt as per taste

Olive oil ½ tbsp

Procedure

  • Heat oil in a kadhai/pan at high heat
  • Fry the carrots and beans at high heat for 1 minute and then take these out in a bowl
  • Now take a large mixing bowl and add the fried veggies, olives and the mayonnaise and mix well
  • Then, add the cooked pasta, fresh cream, black pepper powder, mixed herbs, salt and gently mix all the ingredients
  • Pasta salad is ready to be served. Serve fresh pasta salad and enjoy with your family and friends.
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Cheesy chicken buns

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Hope you all are enjoying winters well. I wish you all a very happy and successful new year ahead.

So friends, today I am sharing my new year’s first recipe. Cheesy chicken buns are buns with chicken and cheese filling but the difference in these buns are that, these are made without using yeast. I have used cheese slice in the filling instead of grated cheese. You can use grated mozzarella and parmesan cheese in the filling. The measurement of the ingredients given here are for making 4 buns.

So lets go through the detailed recipe for making Cheesy chicken buns.

Ingredients

For making bun dough:

All purpose flour/Maida 1 cup

Curd ½ cup

Baking powder 1 tsp

Baking soda 1/4th tsp

Salt as per taste

Oil 1 tbsp

For making chicken filling:

Minced chicken 250g

Onion chopped 1 medium

Chopped ginger n garlic 1 tbsp

Green chillies chopped 2

Fresh coriander leaves chopped about 2 tbsp

Black pepper powder ½ tsp

Salt as per taste

Butter 1 tbsp

Others:

Butter 1 tbsp melted

Cheese slice 4

Here 1 cup = 250 ml, 1 tbsp = 14.8 ml, 1 tsp = 5 ml

Procedure

  • Take all the dry ingredients, under the heading ‘for making bun dough’, in a large mixing bowl and mix them
  • Add curd and mix well. Roughly bind the flour with your hands.
  • Now add the oil and again knead the dough to a semi smooth texture. Cover the dough and rest it for about ½ an hour
  • While the dough rests, prepare the chicken filling
  • Place a pan or kadhai at medium high flames and add 1 tbsp butter into it
  • Add the chopped ginger garlic and saute for few seconds
  • Add the chopped green chillies and saute for few seconds
  • Then, add the chopped onion and saute until the onion turns translucent but do not let it turn brown
  • At this stage add the chicken and stir and cook for about a minute at high heat
  • Then, reduce the flames to medium, add the salt and black pepper powder, and stir and mix well
  • Cover and cook for about 2 minutes or until the chicken gets well cooked
  • Remove cover and stir and cook at high heat, until all the juices released by the chicken have evaporated
  • Now, add the chopped coriander leaves, mix well and switch off the flames
  • Now, take the bun dough and knead it one more time until smooth, dust a little bit flour if required. Divide the dough into four equal parts
  • Take one part of the dough at a time and flatten it with the help of your finger to give it a disc shape and place a cheese slice on it. The disc should be large enough to fit the cheese slice completely
  • Place enough chicken filling, on top of the cheese slice, at the centre of the disc. Now bring the edges of the disc together and give it a bun shape.
  • This way prepare all the buns and place them on a parchment paper lined baking tray. Maintain about an inch gap between the buns
  • Brush the buns with melted butter and bake these in a preheated oven at 180°C for 30 minutes
  • Cheesy chicken buns are ready to be served. Enjoy these with some mustard sauce and tomato ketchup. 
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Dahi Aloo Chaat

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The recipe that I am going to share today is very simple and a healthy snack recipe. Chaats are always favourite evening snacks for most of us. There are variety of chaats sold by the street side vendors in various parts of our country. However, some people are reluctant to have chaats from these vendors owing to hygiene issue. So, I am sharing a very simple Dahi Aloo Chaat recipe which is easy to make and wonderful in taste. The tamarind chutney used in this dish is the main taste enhancer of the chaat. I will share the recipe of this tamarind chutney in my later posts.

So, lets go through the recipe for making Dahi Aloo Chaat.

Ingredients

Potatoes 2 large

Dried yellow peas ½ cup, washed and soaked overnight

Dried Bengal gram ½ cup, washed and soaked overnight

Curd 1 cup

Onion 1 medium, chopped

Green chillies 2 or 3, chopped (optional)

Dry red chilli 4 or 5

Cumin seeds 2 tbsp

Black pepper powder ½ tsp

Chaat masala 1 tsp

Black salt as per taste

Bhujia as required

Tamarind chutni as required

Procedure

  • Pressure cook the potatoes, yellow peas and Bengal gram together with 1 and ½ cup water and a little bit of salt at high flame to 2 whistles and then release pressure
  • Now either cut the potatoes into small cubes or cut into small slices and keep aside
  • Roast the dry red chillies and the cumin seeds together and then grind them to a fine powder and keep aside
  • Take a large mixing bowl and add the curd into it. Now whisk the curd to a smooth texture
  • Into this add the black pepper powder, chaat masala, 1 and ½ tbsp of the prepared red chilli cumin powder, black salt and mix well
  • Now add the cooked lentils, potatoes, onion, green chilli and mix all the ingredients very well
  • serve the dahi aloo chaat in small bowls and spread enough tamarind chutney, and bhujia on top of it
  • Enjoy this healthy Dahi Aloo Chaat with your family and friends.
Dahi Aloo Chaat

Roshomalai (rasmalai)

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Today I am sharing the recipe of a popular Indian dessert called Rasmalai or Roshomalai as we call it in Bengali. The main ingredient of this recipe is milk. This is basically rasgulla in thickened milk instead of syrup. However, the procedure followed by people to prepare this dessert may vary slightly.

So, today I will share my recipe of making Roshomalai. I would suggest you to follow my recipe for once and I am sure you will love its taste. Do comment about your experience in the comment section.

Now lets quickly go through the detailed recipe for making Roshomalai.

Ingredients

For making rasgulla:

Chhena from 1.5 lt milk

All purpose flour/Maida 1.5 tsp or as required

Sugar 1 cup

Water 4 cup

For making malai:

Milk 1 lt

Condensed Milk ½ cup

Saffron strands 12 to 15

Procedure

  • Take the chhena in a flat bottom plate and knead it. Add maida little by little while kneading the chhena. Keep kneading until you get a very fine texture of the chhena.
  •  Now divide the chhena dough into small portions.
  • Take one of these portions at a time and give it the shape of a Peda. This way shape all the portions and keep ready
  • Now take the sugar in a deep bottom vessel and add the water into it. Place the vessel at high flame and keep stirring until all the sugar gets dissolved and the syrup starts boiling
  • Once the syrup starts boiling, gently add the chhena portions one by one into the syrup
  • Cover and cook the rasgullas for about 12 to 15 minutes. By this time the rasgullas will become double of its original size.
  • Now take out the rasgullas from the syrup and keep aside
  • Take the milk in a heavy bottom vessel and place the vessel at high flame.
  • Once the milk starts boiling take out about 4 tbsp of milk in a bowl. Add the saffron strands to the bowl of milk after it has cooled down a little
  • Keep on boiling the rest of the milk with occasional stirring.
  • Once the milk has reduced to, a little less than ½ of its original volume, add the condensed milk and stir and mix well.
  • Keep on boiling the milk for another 5 minutes at medium flames and then add the saffron infused milk into it. Give it a good stir and then switch off the flames. Let the milk cool down until warm
  • Now take the rasgullas in a serving bowl or plate and add the warm milk to it.
  • You can top it with some chopped dry fruits of your choice. My family like to take it without nuts so I did not add them.
  • Rasmalai is ready to be served. Enjoy delicious rasmalai with your falimy and guests.
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Fish egg fritters

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When it rains outside the one thing that comes to our mind is a hot cup of tea with some hot pakoras or fritters or bhajis. So, today I’m sharing the recipe of fritters made of fish eggs. These are very tasty and can make a good combination with a cup of hot tea. Do try these and share your experience with me.


So, lets take a look at the simple recipe for making Fish Egg Fritters.

Ingredients

Rohu fish egg 200 gm
Gram flour/besan 2 tbsp
Onion ½ of medium sized chopped
Garlic cloves 5 or 6 chopped
Ginger 1/2” piece chopped
Green chillies 4 or 5 chopped
Red chilli powder 1 tsp
Turmeric powder ½ tsp
Salt as per taste
Oil 2 to 3 tbsp

Procedure

• Take the egg in a mixing bowl and break the lumps with your hands to make it lump free
• To this add gram flour, and all the other ingredients one by one, except oil, and mix well
• Heat oil in a frying pan at medium flames. Once heated, take small portion, about 1 or 1 and ½ tbsp, from the egg mixture and add it to the hot oil
• Shallow fry the fritters from both sides until they turns dark golden in colour
• Fry 4 or 5 fritters at a time and maintain at least 1” gap between the fritters while frying
• Once fried serve these hot and enjoy with your family and friends.

Chicken lemon coriander clear soup

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Today I am sharing the easiest recipe for making Chicken lemon coriander clear soup. I have used zero oil to make this healthy and nutritious soup and did not even prepared chicken stock separately.
So lets not waste much time and quickly take a look at the recipe for preparing Chicken Lemon Coriander Clear Soup

Ingredients

Chicken 250 to 300 gm cut into medium pieces ( preferably chicken breast piece)
Carrot 1 medium size chopped
Onion 1 small size sliced
Green chilli 3 or 4 chopped ( optional )
Garlic 4 or 5 cloves chopped
Coriander leaves chopped 1/4th cup chopped
Juice of a lemon
Black pepper powder ½ tbsp
Salt as per taste

You can also add onion greens

Procedure

• Take about 750 ml water in a kadhai or a deep bottomed vessel and place it on high flames. Add the chicken pieces, chopped carrot, chopped garlic, sliced onion, salt and stir well
• Once the water starts boiling, reduce the flames to medium and cover and cook until the chicken gets cooked well
• Once the chicken is cooked, take out the chicken pieces from the cooking soup and shred it with the help of a fork
• Now add the shredded chicken back to the soup, add black pepper powder, chopped green chilli, chopped coriander leaves and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes over medium high flames
• Finally add lemon juice, stir well and switch off the flames
• Chicken lemon coriander clear soup is ready to be served. Serve it hot and enjoy with your family

Butter masala sweet corn

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Today I have come up with another super easy to make snacks idea for a lazy evening! When I feel lazy, my craving for food increases. Earlier in such situations I used to order for some ready made food but now that I am mother, I ensure my child’s healthy eating and avoid store bought junk food as far as possible.
So, today’s recipe Butter Masala Sweet Corn is one of such snack idea which can satisfy your cravings on such a lazy evening investing minimum effort.
Without wasting much time lets take a look at the detailed recipe for making Butter Masala Sweet Corn.

Ingredients

Sweet corn 2 medium size
Butter 1 tbsp
Black pepper powder 1 tsp
Red chilli powder 1 tsp
Garam masala powder ½ tsp
Chaat masala 1 tsp
Black salt about ½ tsp
Salt a little bit

Procedure

• Separate the corn kernels from the corn and half cook these‘
• Take the cooked kernels in a mixing bowl. Add butter and all the other ingredients
• Mix well and microwave it for a minute
• Again give it a good mix and microwave for another minute
• Butter masala sweet corn is ready to be served.
• Serve it hot and enjoy it with your family and friends

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