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November 27, 2019

Wheat Flour Pizza Recipe Without Yeast and Oven

Recently I came across this wheat flour pizza without yeast and oven in Cooking shooking Youtube channel. As I was craving to eat pizzas, I tried it instantly. It came out so well. Though the taste of this atta pizza cannot be compared with the regular pizza dough made with all purpose flour and yeast, It is really good and a healthy alternative. As I had already shared a tawa pizza recipe, making this one was not so difficult for me. In this recipe, cooking pizza without oven is slightly different. Its more like baking cake in a kadai or pressure cooker. Salt is being used. Also I made a thin crust pizza for Raksha and medium crust pizza for myself and Sendhil. So pizza in the pic looks thin and not fluffy. But the pizza base was really soft. One couldn’t guess that this pizza is yeast free. Baking powder, baking soda and curd are the most important ingredients in this recipe. So do not skip any. I served it hot by garnishing with Dominno's pizza seasoning. It was yummy ! Ok friends, lets see how to make wheat flour pizza recipe without yeast in a kadai (no oven pizza recipe) with step by step pictures.


Wheat flour pizza / Atta pizza recipe


Wheat flour pizza / Atta pizza recipe

Wheat flour pizza without yeast and oven - Atta pizza recipe in a kadai without yeast.



Cuisine: Indian
Category: Pizza
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 240ml
  • Atta / Whole Wheat flour - 1 cup
  • Powdered Salt - 1 tsp ( I used 3/4 tsp)
  • Baking soda - 1/8  tsp
  • Baking Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar - 1 tbsp.
  • Curd/ Dahi - to make the dough
  • Cooking Oil - 1 tbsp. (olive or refined oil)
  • Salt - 1 cup (to bake in kadai)
  • Butter / Oil - to grease tray / plate
  • Red Chilli Sauce - 1 tbsp
  • Pizza Sauce / Pasta sauce - 1 tbsp
  • Mozzarella Cheese - 100g (for 2 pizza)
  • Toppings - as per your choice (I used onion, tomato only)
  • Butter - 1 tbsp (to apply on sides of crust)
  • Pizza Herbs – Before serving to garnish
HOW TO MAKE WHEAT FLOUR PIZZA WITHOUT YEAST, OVEN
  1. Wash and slice onion, tomato, olives and capsicum for toppings. 
  2. In a wide bowl, mix atta/wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.
  3. Add required curd gradually and make a smooth, slightly sticky dough. Do not use water or milk.
  4. Add little oil and knead the dough to become non sticky.
  5. Divide the pizza dough into 2 parts. Take a butter greased round plate. Spread the dough.
  6. Press and make a dent around the corner. Prick with fork. Spread pizza sauce / pasta sauce, red chilli sauce all over the pizza.
  7. Arrange the toppings like onion, tomato, capsicum, olives and sweet corn or paneer pieces.
  8. Cover with grated cheese. Apply butter around the corners for easy removal.
  9. Take an old kadai and spread 1 inch powdered salt. Preheat in high flame for 5 minutes.
  10. Now lower the flame completely and place a small bowl inside the kadai.
  11. Place the pizza plate and cover cook in low flame for 10 to 15 minutes.
  12. Remove the pizza to a plate and serve hot. Enjoy !
WHEAT FLOUR PIZZA - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash and slice onion, tomato, paneer cubes, olives and capsicum if using for toppings.

  • In a wide bowl, mix wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar. Mix well. Make a dent and add curd gradually.


  • Make a slightly sticky dough. Do not use water to make the dough. Use curd only. Add some oil and knead the dough for 5 to 8 minutes till it become non-sticky.


  • Divide the dough into 2 portions. Take one ball and spread the dough in a butter greased plate. Make a round shape. Prick with a fork. Mix pizza sauce / tomato sauce and chilli sauce.

  • Spread the sauce. Stud in and arrange the toppings. Cover with grated cheese. Apply butter generously all over the sides to remove the pizza easily after cooking.

  • Take an old kadai. Spread powdered salt for 1 inch. Heat the kadai in high flame for 5 minutes till salt is heated. Keep an eye such that salt should not get burnt.
  • Now place a small bowl and invert over the kadai. Place the pizza plate and cover the kadai. Keep the flame completely low. Cover cook for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove once the corners turn golden brown with a nice smell. Remove the plate from the kadai.
  • Gently slide the pizza to a serving plate using a knife or flat ladle. Sprinkle oregano or pizza seasoning on top. Slice and serve hot. Enjoy !

  • Enjoy !

Note

  • Do not skip baking powder and baking soda.
  • Use curd to make the dough.
  • Do not make the dough too sticky. We must knead adding oil to make a smooth, non sticky dough.
  • Toppings can be our choice. You can use baby corn, paneer cubes, olives, jalapeno and sweet corn.
  • You can also try sprinkling tandoori masala powder for additional flavor and taste.
Try this yummy wheat flour pizza recipe without yeast. Enjoy !
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September 21, 2019

Eggless Wheat Flour Pancake Mix Recipe – Homemade Pancake Mix Without Eggs

Eggless pancake mix
Eggless wheat flour pancake is one of our favorite weekend breakfast recipes. We love to have it with chocolate syrup and honey. I have heard my sister and friends in abroad telling me about store bought pancake mix. I got tempted to try eggless homemade pancake mix and prepared it. It came out so well, soft and fluffy. Raksha and Sendhil loved it. Usually all purpose flour / Maida is used in store bought pancake mix. But I am happy that I tried it with some healthy alternative, whole wheat flour instead of Maida. I used Choco chips in my pancake batter. You can add blueberries, mashed banana for healthy variations. Friends, do try this easy pancake mix at home and make the pancakes instantly.

Eggless pancake mix with wheat flour


Eggless, homemade pancake mix recipe


Eggless, homemade pancake mix recipe

Eggless, homemade pancake mix recipe with whole wheat flour / atta.



Cuisine: International
Category: Breakfast
Serves: 3 cups
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 15 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
For homemade pancake mix ( 1 cup = 240ml)
  • Wheat flour/Atta - 3 cups ( I used Aashirvaad brand)
  • Baking powder - 3 tsp / 1 tbsp ( use fresh powders for best result)
  • Cinnamon powder - 1.5 tsp
  • Salt - a big pinch
  • Sugar – 3 tsp/ 1 tbsp
To make pancake
  • Pancake mix - 1 cup
  • Water - 2 tbsp.
  • Milk - 1 cup ( boiled, at room temp)
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp ( use odorless oil, I used refined oil)
  • Melted Butter - 2 tbsp
  • Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
  • Choco chips – 1 tbsp
  • Wheat flour – 1/2 tsp ( mix with Choco chips to avoid sinking)
HOW TO MAKE EGGLESS PANCAKE MIX
  1. In a wide bowl mix the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and sugar.
  2. Store in a box. Homemade pancake mix is ready.
  3. To make eggless pancakes, take 1 cup of pancake mix in a bowl.
  4. Add milk, water, butter,vanilla essence and cooking oil.
  5. Mix without lumps. To this batter, add 1 tbsp of choco chips mixed with wheat flour. Heat a tawa and grease with butter.
  6. Pour a small ladleful of pancake batter. It should be thick and round.
  7. Cook in medium flame. Flip and cook the other side too.
  8. Remove and serve with honey / maple syrup.
HOW TO MAKE PANCAKE MIX AND EGGLESS PANCAKE AT HOME - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • To make homemade pancake mix, take wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon powder, salt and sugar. Mix well. Store in an air tight box. Homemade pancake mix is ready.
  • Eggless pancake mix
  • To make eggless pancakes with the mix, take 1 cup of pancake mix in a bowl. Add the mentioned quantity of melted butter, vegetable oil, vanilla essence, boiled milk at room temperature and water. 
  • Eggless pancake mix
  • Mix well to make lumps free batter. In a small bowl, take choco chips and add 1/2 tsp wheat flour. Mix well and add to pancake batter. This step helps to avoid choco chips sinking in the batter.  Batter should be thick but flowing.
  • Eggless pancake mix Eggless pancake mix
  • Heat a pan / tawa. Grease with butter. Pour a small ladleful of batter. Do not spread it. Make it thick and small.

  • Cook in medium flame till it bubbles on top. Flip the other side and cook till golden.
  • Eggless pancake mix
  • Remove in a plate. Make the other pancakes and stack them.  Drizzle chocolate syrup or honey or maple syrup. Enjoy ! Enjoy !

Note

  • This pancake mix stays good for a month.
  • Consistency of the batter should be thick, smooth but flowing.
  • Cook the pancake in low to medium flame patiently.

Try this homemade, eggless pancake mix and enjoy !
Eggless pancake mix recipe

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May 27, 2019

Barbeque Nation Style Cajun Potatoes Recipe

cajun potato recipe
Cajun potatoes was in my try list since I tasted in Barbeque nation hotel. Cajun fried potato with mayonnaise was served as starter. It was so tasty. We all loved it very much and had 2 servings extra. Raksha and Sendhil told me to try at home. When I was searching for Barbeque nation style Cajun potato recipe, I found one in my Instagram page feed. I tried it for a weekend lunch. It came out so well just like the ones in Barbeque nation. The recipe I followed was given from scratch with homemade Cajun spice mix recipe. So it was so easy and convenient . For variations, you can deep fry the potatoes. I shallow fried it. Also you can adjust the quantity of mayonnaise as per the taste. Lets see how to make Barbeque nation hotel style Cajun spice potato with step by step pictures.

cajun potato

Cajun potatoes recipe


Cajun potatoes recipe

Cajun spices potatoes recipe with mayonnaise



Cuisine: Indian
Category: Starter recipes
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup - 250ml
  • Baby potato - 12 no
  • Corn flour – 2 tbsp
  • All purpose flour / maida – 2 tbsp
  • Mayonnaise - 4 to 5 tbsp ( I used eggless mayo, Veeba brand)
  • Tomato ketchup - 1 to 2 tbsp
  • Cooking oil - to shallow fry potatoes.
Cajun spice mix recipe
  • Garlic powder or garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Dried oregano - 1/2 tsp
  • Dried thyme - 1/2 tsp OR pizza seasoning – 1 tsp
  • Pepper powder - 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Big onion - 1 (finely grated or paste)
  • Salt - as needed
HOW TO MAKE CAJUN POTATO
  1. Wash and pressure cook baby potato with skin adding salt and water in pressure cooker.
  2. Take the cooked potato and press with fork gently.
  3. Add corn flour, maida and coat well. Shallow fry them till golden brown on both the sides.
  4. Remove in a plate. To make Cajun spice mix, mix all the ingredients given under “Cajun spice mix recipe” in a bowl.
  5. Add mayonnaise, tomato ketchup. Mix well.
  6. Just before serving, add the mayo mix over the potato and serve !
CAJUN POTATO RECIPE - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash and pressure cook baby potato with skin adding required water and salt in a pressure cooker base. Cook in high flame for one whistle. Switch off the flame and . Potato should not be over cooked. It should be soft but retain its shape.
  • cajun potato recipe
  • Take the potato and press it with a spoon gently to flatten it. Coat it with maida and corn flour. Heat oil in a kadai. Shallow fry the potato both sides. Cook in medium flame to make the outer layer crispy. Flip it whenever needed and fry it.
  • cajun potato recipe  cajun potato recipe
  • In a bowl, mix all the ingredients given under “ Cajun spice mix recipe “. Add mayonnaise, tomato ketchup. Add little hot water to dilute the mix if needed.
  • cajun potato recipe  cajun potato recipe
  • Add the mayo, cajun mix to the potato and serve hot immediately.cajun potato recipe

Note

  • You can use regular potato instead of baby potato. Just pressure cook whole potatoes.
  • For variations, you can deep fry the cooked potato instead of shallow frying it.
  • Adjust the quantity of mayonnaise and tomato ketchup based on your taste.

Enjoy this yummy, kids friendly cajun potatoes at home ! Share your feedback with me.
barbeque nation style cajun potato recipe

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April 1, 2017

Indian Style Tomato Spaghetti Recipe – Vegetarian Spaghetti Recipe With Video

Indian vegetarian spaghetti recipe
This is my second post on vegetarian spaghetti recipe. I started trying out spaghetti based recipes recently and my first recipe was easy garlic spaghetti. We loved that a lot. So Raksha & Sendhil asked me to try some varieties of spaghetti recipes for breakfast. Last Sunday I made this easy, Indian style tomato spaghetti recipe with very simple ingredients. I browsed many vegetarian spaghetti recipes and tried it finally with my own twist. It came out really well and we all loved it. Raksha took 2 servings which made me very happyHappy. For Raksha, I used red chilli flakes, pepper powder in little quantity for less spicy taste and added more cheese whereas for myself & Sendhil, I added more spices, used Italian seasoning and made it without cheese. It was tasting great and packed with full flavor. Friends, do try this easy, yummy tomato spaghetti recipe for your kids and family.Adjust the spice level based on their taste buds. I am sure they will love it. Lets see how to make this easy, Indian vegetarian tomato spaghetti recipe with step by step photos and video !
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December 16, 2016

Eggless Snowball Cookies Recipe – Easy Christmas Recipes

Easy Snowball cookies recipe with step by step photos and  a video !
Christmas is the perfect time for me to attempt some interesting cakes and cookies recipes. Last year during this time, I posted few Christmas special recipes like Gingerbread man cookies, Tutti frutti cookies, eggless tutti frutti cake, shortbread cookies, Kulkul and some more. This year, I wanted to start my Christmas recipes with this easy, melt in mouth, most special snowball cookies recipe.Its a very simple cookie that can be made with easily available ingredients. Snowball cookies is also called as Mexican wedding cakes/cookies, Russian tea cakes. With lots of butter and nuts ( Pecan or walnuts)these cookies comes out with a melt in mouth texture and crunchy taste. Pecan nuts is widely used for the recipe. But I had used a combination of nuts which you can find in the ingredients list.These snowball cookies can be made without nuts as well. I followed the recipe from Classy cakes and watched You tube video by Jenny can cook. Even though this is my first try, I am completely happy with the result. Raksha loved it a lot and took it for her school snack box today. Do try this easy Christmas special snowball cookies recipe for your kids and enjoy the vacation. Lets check out how to make eggless snowball cookies with step by step pictures and a video !
Do check out my other Christmas recipes in THIS LINK

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October 31, 2016

Eggless Witch Finger Cookies Recipe-Halloween Recipes

Witch finger cookies recipe
Eggless Witch Finger Cookies with step by step. For the first time I am sharing a recipe for Halloween day. I have heard about Halloween day and the most popular Halloween Sugar cookies from my friends in US. So this year I wanted to try some interesting and scary recipe on this day. When I was browsing for it, I found this easy Halloween spooky witch finger cookies in Priya’s blog. Its very similar to butter cookies recipe. When I showed the witch finger cookies images to my daughter Raksha, she was very much excited and asked me to bake them immediately. She took part in all the activities like mixing the cookie dough, baking, shaping cookies until decoration with jam Happy. Friends, Do engage your kids and try this easy Halloween butter cookies, share your feedback with me. Now lets see how to make this eggless spooky witch finger cookies for Halloween day !
Witch finger cookies recipe

Eggless Halloween Witch Finger Cookies Recipe


Eggless Halloween Witch Finger Cookies Recipe Eggless Halloween Witch Finger Cookies Recipe - Butter cookies recipe
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Cookies Recipes
Serves: 15 nos
Prep time: 40 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 55 Minutes


INGREDIENTS
1 cup - 250ml
  • All purpose flour / maida - 1.25 cups
  • Powdered sugar - 1/3 cup
  • Softened butter - 1/2 cup
  • Baking powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Salt - a very small pinch
  • Vanilla extract - 1/4 tsp
  • Whole Almonds - few
METHOD

  • In a wide mixing bowl, combine butter, sugar and vanilla extract. Beat it well with a whisk until creamy, soft and fluffy.
    Witch finger cookies recipe
  • Sieve Maida/ all purpose flour and baking powder.Add this to the butter mixture and make a dough. If the dough is very crumbly and dry, add few tsp of butter or cooking oil. Do not use milk. Mix well and make a soft dough. Wrap the dough in a butter paper or cling wrap and refrigerate it for 30 minutes.
    Witch finger cookies recipe
  • After 30 minutes, take out the dough and let it come to room temperature.It would become soft. Now take a big gooseberry sized dough and make finger shapes by rolling it. Stud in blanched almond for nails. Draw lines using a knife. Grease a baking tray with butter & maida or line with a butter paper. Arrange the cookies in a baking tray. My daughter wanted to make witch hand with palm & fingers. So we shaped like a hand. Please refer picture for the idea.
    eggless witch finger cookies recipe
    eggless witch finger cookies recipe
  • Preheat the oven in convection mode at 180 c. Place the cookies tray and bake the cookies for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, check if the sides of cookies turn golden brown in sides & bottom. Remove the tray and let the cookies cool down completely.Do not try to remove the cookies, it may break. Cookies would be soft when hot. It turns super crispy & hard after cooled down.So be patient till it cools down.

    eggless witch finger cookies recipe
Mix some hot water with the jam and dilute it. Apply them on the cookies and give a blood like appearance. Enjoy these scary cookies !

Note
  • You can use with wheat flour or maida & wheat flour in 1:1 ratio.
  • Do not use milk for making dough. Cookies may turn chewy & its shelf life would be reduced.
  • This cookies stayed good for a week when stored in an air tight box.

Try this easy, tasty, scary witch finger cookies and enjoy with your kids !!
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June 9, 2016

Eggless French Toast Recipe – Bread Toast Without Egg

Eggless French Toast Recipe
Eggless French toast recipe - How to make eggless French toast without eggs. Learn with step by step photos and a video !
French toast is a very easy, popular and quick breakfast recipe. Its an ideal recipe for kids breakfast & lunch box as well. Basic plain French toast batter has eggs in it. But nowadays many Indian people are making it without eggs by using custard powder or corn starch. My friend Shalini prepares this sweet toast quite often as evening snacks for her kids.She shared her eggless recipe with me and was telling me to make this post in my blog. As Raksha is not a big fan of sweetened bread toast, I was hesitating to try it. But her Father is just the oppositeWinking. He has a big sweet tooth and I know he will like this toast very much. So once I tried it for Sendhil’s breakfast with some leftover bread after making Cheese toast for Raksha. He loved it very muchApplause. Nowadays this eggless French toast is appearing often in my kitchen.You can serve this with freshly chopped fruits like strawberries, banana or by smearing with buttter, drizzling with honey or chocolate sauce and enjoy it.Soon I must try the savory version too. Lets see how to make this easy eggless French toast recipe at home. I am sure most of the kids & even their fathers would love this toast. Give it a shot and let me know !!


Eggless French toast recipe

Eggless French toast recipe


Eggless french toast recipe





Eggless French toast recipe using custard powder

Cuisine: Indian
Category: Breakfast
Serves: 5 nos
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 10 Minutes


INGREDIENTS
1 cup - 250ml
  • Bread slices - 5 nos ( Milk bread or wheat bread)
  • Custard powder - 1.5 tbsp ( Vanilla flavor)
  • Sugar - 1.5 tbsp
  • Boiled milk - 1/2 cup
  • Cinnamon powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Vanilla essence or rose white essence - 1/2 tsp
  • Cooking oil or melted butter - to grease
METHOD

  • Take the custard powder, sugar, Vanilla essence, cinnamon powder in a wide plate.Add boiled & cooled milk and mix well without lumps. I used a big plate as its convenient for dipping the bread slice. If you want, you can mix them in a bowl too.
eggless french toast recipe
eggless french toast recipe
  • Now dip the bread slice on both the sides and all the corners.
  • Heat a dosa pan and drizzle with oil or butter. Place the bread slice and keep the flame medium.Flip the bread after it turns golden brown. Cook both the sides and remove in a plate. Serve hot with chocolate sauce or honey or chopped fruits !!
eggless french toast recipe
eggless french toast recipe
Enjoy !

Note
  • Adjust the quantity of sugar based on your sweet buds. The quantity of sugar also depends on the sweetness of bread. I used 1.5 tbsp. Use just 2 tsp to 1tbsp for mild sweetness.
  • Make sure the milk is boiled and is at room temperature.It should not be hot. 
  • U can replace custard powder with corn flour.
  • Serve it really hot to enjoy its best taste.
Try this easy n quick French toast recipe for your family and enjoy !
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