This week’s theme on BM is so interesting. Two of the bloggers send ingredients to each other and the other person has to cook with the ingredients received. I was paired with PJ of Seduce Your Tastebuds. She is such a sweet person and a very good friend of mine. When we meet, we both talk a lot. We are the most talkative persons of the BM group. She is so good at making healthy recipes and I usually envy her for that. As you know whatever I make, they are not at all healthy and I couldn’t stop myself from doing it. So when I was paired with PJ, I was expecting healthy ingredients from her so that I too get an opportunity to make something healthy. And yes, I guessed it right. She sent me three beautiful ingredients. The first one of the batch is these beautiful pumpkin seeds.
From my childhood days, I have been a great fan of puffs. The flaky crispy pastry with a savoury filling always makes my mouth water. When I was in college, we bought a small oven. We also had a book which covered all the basic baking recipes including the Indian bakery style puffs. I noted down the recipe and tried it. As you can imagine, it was a great flop. So from that day, I stopped trying puffs at home and enjoyed them in bakeries. After four years, I stopped eating eggs and completely avoided eating puffs at bakery.
Ever since I saw the desi burger chat in Vaishali’s space, I was itching to try it out. And then I was one recipe less for this week’s marathon. And there was some buns in my pantry. So I decided to finish this week’s BM with this delicious fusion chat. I know the buns look super cute, but you will have to wait for the recipe. It has been reserved for December. But you can use any burger bun to make this chat. I am sure most of you will have green chutney and sweet chutney in your fridge. Then it is really easy to put together. This chat is from the streets of Haridwar.
So what is a cheese bomb? Small bread dough filled with cheese and baked to perfection. Nothing fancy. When you break open the cute looking bread roll, the molten cheese will ooze out making it a great snack for kids. I am sure kids would love to see the molten cheese. In fact my daughter was so thrilled at the cheese inside the roll. I made it for her after school snack and she just loved it.
I am back with the next Blogging Marathon week. This week, I will post three recipes which can be made for Kid’s birthday parties. Last week, I bought a mozarella cheese pack, and I wanted to use it in the snacks for this week. The first recipe is for calzone. Calzone are yeast breads, usually filled with sweet or meat fillings and are shaped like half moon. There is also fried version of calzone, where the prepared dough is fried instead of baking. Pizza calzone is a variation of calzone usually filled with pizza toppings.
Today another week in the weekly blogging marathon starts and I have selected a very interesting theme. Cook for one is the theme and to be frank, I have never attempted cooking for one. My hubby teases me that I have a large hand I always end up cooking for 6 persons when we are just three in the house. I know that it is definitely a challenge for me but what is life without challenges? Having the theme in mind, I was waiting for the perfect occasion to cook the dishes. One day, when Sruti was back from school, she wanted me to make her a snack and I did this just for her. It is surely an accomplishment as I have never done perfect portioning before. She just loved it and I was so happy about it.
If you are a regular reader, you might know that I am part of Bread Bakers group and we bake a bread every month on a theme selected by the host. This month it is Karen of Karen’s Kitchen Stories. And her theme for this month is root vegetables. We can bake any bread using any of the root vegetables like onions, shallots, carrots, ginger, turnips, radishes or potatoes. As I did a potato roll last month, I was looking for some other vegetable to be used. There is one recipe which is so famous among the BM group and it is Korean Onion Bread. Varada posted it first and Srivalli and Pavani also posted it. Even I wanted to try it. I loved Valli’s version of adding coloured bell peppers. And for the cheese, I used paneer instead of mozarella in the original recipe.
For the third recipe for cooking on tawa theme, I was looking for one more bread recipe as I had some slices of leftover bread loaf. This recipe from Manjula’s Kitchen did sound amazing and I had all the ingredients at hand. And also it was very simple to make. I made it as an evening snack for Sruti. She loved it so much when I served it along with tomato ketchup.
For the second day for cooking on tawa, I made this absolutely delicious bread pizza. I made a loaf of bread and it was in the fridge waiting to be used up. I used it to make this. The bread itself was so buttery and soft (recipe coming next month) and when made into this pizza, it tasted amazing. I never thought it would be great, but the combination of paneer, boiled potato and cheese slice over the toasted crispy bread slice with the pizza sauce and ketchup was awesome. I was over the moon when I tasted it. And also I made just three slices, one for each.
For this month’s Blogging Marathon, for the first week I am doing dishes which are cooked on tawa. Tawa is a very important part of an Indian kitchen. Most of the flat breads are cooked on tawa and it is an integral part of my kitchen. But I wanted to make three dishes which are not normally made on tawa. I have made Tawa Pulao earlier and so I skipped doing a variation of it.