Here is my final casserole for this week. This is again made with the cheese sauce I posted yesterday, but the paneer is quite spicy. Instead of seasoning it with salt and pepper, this one is made with typical Indian spices which makes it more of a fusion dish. The garlic flavour is prominent in the paneer and combined with cheese sauce it was absolutely yum.
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Here comes another week in the monthly BM and for this week, I chose an interesting theme – Casseroles. Believe me, I haven’t made casseroles till now. That is why I picked the theme so that I can try some recipes for my paleo diet. The recipes I went through for casseroles were loaded with white sauce and cheese. I can do with cheese, but white sauce is made with flour, so I couldn’t use it. I was searching for a flour less option when I read about cream cheese sauce. Unfortunately I didn’t have cream cheese also. But being a food blogger form more than seven years, I can improvise with any ingredient at hand. As part of the diet, I won’t eat curd or hung curd. But I can safely eat cream and cream based products. So I usually stock my fridge with hung curd made entirely of cream. It is so rich and creamy to taste and that was what came to my mind when I was thinking of white sauce. This was an experiment with ingredients and I was so happy when it turned out so good. Tomorrow I will also add a paleo white sauce. But wait for that.
Wishing You All A Very Happy Pongal
Harvest Festival is celebrated in different parts of India with different names but it is such a great part of our people. Fresh produce is used to make festive dishes and people take part in various games, they visit temples, visit relatives and friends and this is such a joyous occasion. I remember celebrating Sankranti in Mysore. We used to dress up so nicely and take ellu bella packs to all the neighbours and friends and it used to be so amazing. But nowadays, the getting together is missing so much. I myself confine myself to our home. Without mom, there is no one to talk to and it is becoming so boring nowadays. Guess, this is the side effect of getting old!!
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.
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.
This week in Blogging Marathon, I have chosen mini bites as the theme. Any snack when consumed in lesser quantity is better. And to make sure that you consume lesser amount, it is better to make them smaller in size. By this way you will be making less and also consuming less. And they are also super cute. When I was thinking of small bites to be featured here, I had a pack of sandwich bread and there were seven slices of them. I made three types of snacks using up all the slices and we had a filling dinner that day with some leftovers which we relished the next day. Yes, what I made for snack filled us for the whole night. These also makes a great snack for sudden guests, if yo have bread at home.
We have arrived at the final week of this month’s Blogging Marathon. The theme I chose for this week is quite interesting. I hoped that the theme Sandwiches without bread will bring out the creative side of me. Sandwich is a common word which means a dish which has two or more components usually one which wraps or covers the other from top and bottom. The most common sandwich is made with any type of bread. But there are so many varieties of sandwich available without the use of bread. Right from cakes, cookies and crackers, lettuce leaves, cabbage leaves, vegetables or any meat can be used for sandwiching. The option is endless. So here I present you my first dish Caprese Salad Sandwich which is a twist to the classical caprese salad.
Coming to the final recipe of the Pizza series, this was my most favourite among the three. While the other two were less spicy, this one was so spicy because of the onion and pepper used. The pepper also had some nice crunch in it which made an awesome texture change for the otherwise soft pizza. And with generous amount of cheese, it was so delicious. Relish it when hot from oven. Reheating it doesn’t do good for the flavours.
For the second day of Pizza series, here is a delicious and easy to make pizza which can be any Indian’s favourite. Topped with pebbles of paneer, this is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Yesterday’s Pizza Margherita was my daughter’s favourite and today’s pizza was my hubby’s. When I made three types of small pizzas on a single day, fortunately each pizza was one of ours favourite. So tomorrow my favourite pizza will take its place here.
I have been so much addicted to making cheese at home. After Haloumi, Feta, Ricotta, Mascarpone and Cream cheese, the next thing on my to do list was Mozzarella. I have lost count of the videos I have watched and blog posts I have read before attempting. During my first attempt, I used the regular packaged milk and it turned out like normal paneer. Though it didn’t go waste, it was not mozzarella.