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May 2, 2018

Ice Cream Bread Recipe – How To Make Cake With Ice Cream

Ice cream bread

Ice cream bread/ Ice cream cake is an easy 2 ingredient bread baked using all purpose flour / cake flour and melted ice cream. Recently I prepared homemade Vanilla ice cream and Butterscotch icecream using Amul fresh cream and condensed milk. I used the leftover ice cream for this recipe. After referring so many recipes, I found full fat ice cream works the best for this ice cream bread recipe. But I tried with ice cream prepared using low fat Amul fresh cream. Still my bread came out very well and soft. Basically this ice cream bread tastes bland with mild sweetness. So I modified the recipe and added some powdered sugar, milk. It came out very well, soft and spongy. Raksha loved it very much. You too give a try in this summer vacation for your kids. They will love it for sure. Vanilla ice cream is preffered but you can try with other flavors as well. I used vanilla ice cream and butterscotch ice cream in equal quantity. So the color of bread varies as per the ice cream you use. Ok, lets see how to make easy, yummy, homemade ice cream bread recipe at home using leftover ice cream.

Check out my homemade custard powder ice cream, mango ice cream recipes without using ice cream machine.

How to make bread with ice cream

Ice Cream Bread Recipe Using 2 ingredients


Ice Cream Bread Recipe Using 2 ingredients

Learn how to make easy ice cream bread recipe using leftover ice cream and all purpose flour.


Cuisine: Indian
Category: Cake recipes
Serves: 10 slices
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 25 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes


INGREDIENTS

1 cup = 250ml
  • Ice cream – 1 cup ( I used a combination of Vanilla and butterscotch)
  • Maida / All purpose flour – 3/4 cup
  • Baking powder – 1 tsp
  • Powdered sugar – 1 to 2 tbsp ( Use 1 tbsp, add more if needed)
  • Salt – 1/8 tsp
  • Flavorless Cooking oil or melted butter  – 2 tbsp ( For moistness, I used oil)

METHOD

  1. Melt the ice cream and take in a bowl.
  2. Sieve all purpose flour, baking powder, salt, powdered sugar and add to ice cream.
  3. Add cooking oil and mix well to make batter.
  4. Transfer to a greased loaf pan. Preheat convection oven at 180c.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes till tooth pick comes out clean.
  6. Cool for 15 minutes and remove the bread. Make slices and enjoy.

METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

  • In a wide bowl, take melted ice cream. Place a sieve over the bowl. Add all purpose flour, powdered sugar, salt, baking powder. Sieve and add to ice cream.
    Ice Cream Bread Recipe
  • Add cooking oil and mix everything well to make bread batter. Batter should be thick but pourable as shown in the picture below.
    Ice cream bread recipe
  • Grease a loaf pan with cooking oil and dust all purpose flour all over the pan. Transfer the bread batter to the pan.
    Ice Cream Bread Recipe
  • Preheat convection oven at 180c. Bake the bread for 25 minutes. Remove the bread, insert a toothpick and check if it comes out clean. If so, cake is done.

  • Cool the bread for 20 minutes. Run a knife in the corners of pan. Invert the pan over a plate and remove the bread. It comes off easily. Make slices and serve immediately. It kept it for 2 days.
    Ice Cream Bread Recipe
  • Enjoy !

Note

  • Vanilla ice cream is preferred for this ice cream bread. You get white colored bread slices.
  • As I used vanilla and butterscotch in equal proportions, my slices came out golden in color.
  • You can skip cooking oil if you use full fat ice cream.
Try this easy ice cream bread at home and enjoy your teatime !
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April 19, 2018

Baby Corn Bajji Recipe - Baby Corn Fingers Recipe

Baby corn bajji recipe

This is our South Indian style bajji recipe with baby corn. Baby corn bajji in Tamil also known as baby corn fingers was in my try list for years. Long back I had posted baby corn golden fritters / baby corn 65 which is a super hit recipe in my blog. After that I din’t post any baby corn snack recipe for long time. As summer vacation is started here, Raksha told me to make some bajji or bonda for her evening snacks. So I wanted to post this baby corn bajji and made it. I used besan flour and rice flour in the ratio of 2:1 and made bajji batter in thick flowing consistency.  It came out very well with crispy exterior and soft interior. We loved it very much. Friends, do try this easy, yummy, crispy baby corn bajji for your kids during this vacation and share your feedback with me ✋.

Check out my homemade bajji bonda mix, onion bajji, potato bajji, Ajwain leaf bajji, Raw banana bajji, Andhra mirapakaya bajji, Chilli bajji.


Baby corn fingers recipe


Baby corn bajji recipe / Baby corn golden fingers


Baby corn bajji recipe / Baby corn golden fingers

Baby corn bajji recipe / Baby corn golden fingers for kids snacks


Cuisine: Indian
Category: Snacks recipes
Serves: 10 nos
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes


INGREDIENTS

1 cup = 250ml
  • Besan flour - 1/2 cup
  • Rice flour - 1/4 cup
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp (optional, I used it)
  • Hing / Asafetida - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - as needed
  • Baking soda / cooking soda – 1/4 tsp
  • Red Food color – a pinch (Optional)
  • Water – As needed( I used around 3/4 cup)
  • Cooking oil - to deep fry

METHOD

  1. Peel the baby corn and discard the skin. Pressure cook the whole baby corn in high flame for one whistle OR boil in water till it becomes soft.
  2. In a wide bowl, mix all the ingredients except cooking oil to make bajji batter.
  3. Dip the cooked baby corn in the batter.
  4. Deep fry in oil on both the sides. Remove when it turns golden in color.
  5. Serve with coconut chutney or tomato ketchup.

METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

  • Peel the skin of baby corn and wash it. In a cooker base, add 2 cups of water. In a small bowl, keep the peeled baby corn and add very little water to it. Let it pressure cook in high flame for one whistle or cook till it becomes soft but firm. Remove the bowl from the cooker. Drain the excess water if any. Keep it aside. Some people use raw baby corn to make bajji. So pressure cooking is an optional step. But I love to have soft baby corn. So I cooked it.
  • In a wide bowl, mix besan flour, rice flour, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, hing, salt, baking soda and mix well.
Baby corn bajji
  • Add water and make thick bajji batter in flowing consistency. Set aside for few minutes till oil gets heated.
    Baby corn bajji
  • Heat cooking oil in a kadai. Drop a pinch of bajji batter. If it sizzles and rises to the top immediately, heat of the oil is just right.
  • Take one cooked baby corn. Dip it inside the batter, coat it well and take it out by holding the tail part. Drop in the hot oil. Repeat the same and put 2 to 3 bajji in one batch.
    Baby corn bajji
  • Flip and Cook both the sides till it turns golden. Remove the bajji in a tissue paper.
    Baby corn bajji
  • Enjoy with coconut chutney or tomato ketchup !

Note

  • If you want to use less rice flour, use besan and rice flour in the ratio of 3:1 instead of 2:1.
  • You can add a pinch of food color to get a bright colored bajji like in teashops.
  • Adding baking soda helps to make puffy and soft bajji.
Enjoy this easy, yummy baby corn bajji with tomato ketchup !
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March 27, 2018

Potato Nuggets Recipe – Crispy Potato Cheese Balls Recipe

Potato nuggets recipe
Potato nuggets / Potato cheese balls is an easy, yummy, kids friendly snack/starter recipe. Most of you would have tried Mccain potato nuggets at home for kids birthday parties and small gatherings. But I haven’t tried store bought ones. For the first time, I prepared these potato nuggets recipe for Raksha’s birthday party after watching a YouTube video. All the kids loved it very much with tomato sauce. This deep fried snack became a super hit among everyone. Its a good crowd pleaser. Recently I bought Panko bread crumbs from Metro, Electronic city. It helped to make these nuggets very crunchy and crispy for an hour. Boiled and mashed potato, cheese, bread crumbs and Italian spices are the major ingredients used in this recipe. You can also make it without cheese and go for baked version if you are calorie conscious.  Friends, do try this yummy potato cheese balls for your kids as evening snack during this summer vacation. They will love it for sure. Ok, lets see how to make Potato nuggets with step by step pictures.

Check out my corn cheese balls recipe similar to this.

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Potato cheese balls


Potato nuggets recipe / Potato cheese balls


Potato nuggets recipe / Potato cheee balls How to make potato nuggets recipe with cheese
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Snacks
Serves: 14 nos
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes


INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Potato - 2 nos (Big sized)
  • Corn flour - 2 tbsp
  • Grated cheese - 2 tbsp ( I used Cheddar cheese)
  • Bread crumbs - 1/4 cup
  • Red chilli flakes - 1 tsp
  • Italian herbs - 1 tsp ( I used oregano,spice mix)
  • Garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp (optional)
  • Salt – as needed
  • Corn flour + Water – 2 tbsp + 1/4 cup to make paste.
  • Bread crumbs – 1 cup (to coat the nuggets)
  • Cooking oil – to deep fry the nuggets
METHOD
  1. Wash and pressure cook potato in low flame for 2 whistles. Peel the skin, mash and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, take the mashed potato, grated chees, bread crumbs, corn flour, oregano mix, chilli flakes and salt.
  3. Mix well to make a dough without adding water. Cover and let the dough rest for 1 hour in refrigerator.
  4. Take the dough and make shapes. Coat in corn flour paste and bread crumbs. Arrange in a plate.
  5. Cover and let it chill for 30 minutes in refrigerator.
  6. Deep fry in oil under medium flame till it turns golden in color. Serve hot with tomato ketchup.
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash and pressure cook potato adding required water. Cook in low flame for 2 whistles. Remove and peel the skin of cooked potato. Mash it well and set aside.
    Potato cheese balls
  • In a wide bowl, take the mashed potato, corn flour. bread crumbs, grated cheese ( Pizza cheese or Cheddar can be used), oregano mix, chilli flakes and salt.  Add garam masala powder if using. Mix well and make dough without adding water.
    Potato cheese balls
  • Cover the bowl with a lid and refrigerate for one hour. Take small balls and roll into cylinders as shown in the figure below.
    Potato cheese balls
  • In a small bowl, mix corn flour + water to make a paste. Take bread crumbs in a wide plate. Dip the prepared cylinder shaped nuggets into the corn flour paste and then roll in bread crumbs to coat well. Arrange all the nuggets in a plate.
    Potato nuggets recipe
  • Cover and Let it rest for 30 minutes in a refrigerator.  Heat oil in a kadai to deep fry.
  • Drop a pinch of dough to check the oil temperature. If it rises to the top immediately, oil temperature is right. Now lower the flame to medium. Drop 3 to 4 nuggets in each batch. Cook patiently in low to medium flame till it turns golden.  Flip it whenever needed. Do not keep the flame high because the outer layer browns faster and cheese starts to ooze out from the balls. Remove when it turns golden in all the sides. Drain the excess oil in a tissue paper.
    Potato nuggets recipe
    Serve with tomato ketchup. Enjoy !

Note

  • Panko bread crumbs helps to retain the crispness for long time. But you can use homemade bread crumbs too by grinding 4 to 6 bread slices in mixie.
  • You can also double coat the corn flour paste and bread crumbs as I did for my corn cheese balls recipe.
  • Adjust the quantity of chilli flakes and oregano as per your taste.
  • Addition of garam masala is optional and not mentioned in original recipe. I used it.
  • You can make this nuggets ahead and freeze till use. For this, roll the nuggets in bread crumbs and refrigerate it till you deep fry it.
  • I used Cheddar cheese in this recipe. You can use any processed cheese, mozarella, Parmesan etc.
Try this easy, yummy potato nuggets for your kids. They will love it !
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December 19, 2017

Avarekalu Mixture Recipe – Hyacinth/Field Beans Snacks - Avarekalu Recipes

Avarekalu mixture
Avarekalu season is started in Bangalore. Every year I never forget to try some interesting avarekalu recipes during this season. My School moms friends are the biggest inspiration & source for my Karnataka recipes. This year they suggested me to try Avarekalu uppittu & avarekalu mixture recipe. Avarekalu mixture is an yummy South Indian mixture recipe prepared with the combination of deep fried avarekalu(Hyacinth beans / Flat beans/ Indian lilva beans in English, Mochakottai in Tamil, Surti papdi in Hindi), poha, peanuts, nuts and raisins. One can find it easily in most of the snacks and savory shops in Bangalore at this time. In many places, people make this mixture only with avarekalu. But I like to add all the other ingredients to yield more quantity and taste. Hitikida avarekalu (Skinless beans) works well for this mixture recipe. It was so good and crunchy to taste. I am sure kids and adults would love to munch it during tea time. It would be ideal for their snacks box as well. Even though its high in calories, its a very tasty indulgence. You can also make this mixture with dry avarekalu/ dried beans by soaking overnight in water. Do try this yummy mixture recipe in this avarekalu season. You will love it. Ok, lets see how to make Avarekalu mixture recipe with step by step pictures.
Check out my other Avarekalu Recipes below
  1. Avarekalu Saaru
  2. Avarekalu pulao
  3. Avarekalu sagu for poori, roti 
  4. Avarekalu huli
Avarekalu mixture

Avarekalu mixture recipe


Avarekalu mixture recipe How to make South Indian style mixture recipe with avarekalu / Mochai / Hyacinth beans
Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Snacks
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes


INGREDIENTS
1 cup - 250ml
  • Hitikida Avarekalu / Skin less Field beans / Hyacinth beans / Pachai mochai kottai - 1 cup
  • Thick poha - 1/2 cup ( Use 1/4 cup for less poha)
  • Peanuts – 2.5 tbsp
  • Fried gram dal - 1 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts - 5 nos (Break into two)
  • Dry grapes/ Raisins - Few (Optional)
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Cooking oil – to deep fry
  • Salt - as needed
  • Sugar – 1/4 tsp (optional)
  • Dry coconut pieces – Few (Optional, I din’t use it)
  • Hing / asafetida – A big pinch
HOW TO MAKE AVAREKALU MIXTURE
  1. Wash and soak avarekalu in water overnight or for 6 hours.
  2. Peel the skin and keep it ready.
  3. Spread them in a cloth. Pat it dry.
  4. Heat oil and deep fry avarekalu in batches. Cook till bubbles cease.
  5. Remove them in a paper towel. Deep fry poha, peanuts, cashews, dry grapes and fried gram dal one by one and add to fried avarekalu.
  6. Add salt, red chilli powder and hing. Mix well.

METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash and soak avarekalu in water overnight or for 4 to 6 hours. Peel the skin by pressing the avarekalu between your thumb finger and pointer finger. Skin comes off easily. Collect them in a bowl. You can also split them into two halves if you like. Refer the picture below.
    Avarekalu mixture
  • Spread the peeled avarekalu in a cotton cloth and pat it dry to remove its moisture completely. Make sure its dry. Do not rest the avarekalu in the cloth for long time. It will become hard to eat after frying. So its enough if you just pat it dry nicely.
  • Heat oil in a kadai to deep fry. Fry avarekalu in 3 batches. When you put the avarekalu in oil, it settles down in the bottom of oil with lots of bubbles. Once its cooked and becomes crispy, it will float on the top of oil without bubbles. You can remove them at this stage. Cook in medium high flame and keep tossing gently till its crispy else the entire mixture will become soggy the next day. So please be patient while frying avarekalu. Each batch takes nearly 5 minutes but its color won’t change.
    Avarekalu mixture
  • Drain the oil and Remove the avarekalu in a tissue paper. Now deep fry poha till crispy and add to fried avarekalu. Then deep fry peanuts, cashews till golden and remove them.
    Avarekalu mixture
    Avarekalu mixture
  • Collect them in the avarekalu bowl.Deep fry dry grapes till puffy. Remove and add to the mixture. Lastly fry the fried gram dal just for a minute and remove it. Fry curry leaves and add it.
    Avarekalu mixture
  • Avarekalu mixture
  • Mix all the fried items in a wide bowl. Add salt, red chilli powder, sugar and a pinch of hing. Toss it to coat well. Serve with hot coffee/tea. Enjoy !
    Avarekalu mixture
    Avarekalu mixture
  • Store in an air tight box after it comes to room temperature. Enjoy up to a week!

Note

  • For variations, you can roast Kellogg's corn flakes in 2tsp oil and add to the mixture instead of poha.
  • Frying the avarekalu properly is the key to make perfect crispy mixture.
  • If you rest the avarekalu in the cloth for long time, it loses all the moisture and becomes very dry. So it will taste hard once you deep fry. So it is enough if you just pat it dry.
  • Adjust the quantity of chilli powder as per taste.
  • For variations, you can also add 2 pinches of chat masala powder and black salt.
Try this easy, yummy, crispy Avarekalu Mixture and enjoy with tea/coffee !
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October 17, 2017

Cornflakes Mixture Without Oil – Kellogg's Corn Flakes Mixture / Chivda

Cornflakes mixture using Kellogg’s corn flakes. It is made without deep frying in oil. Recently my daughter Raksha tasted this cornflakes chivda in her friend’s house. She told me to try it for Diwali. I asked her friend’s mom for the recipe and tried it today. Its a very easy, quick and healthy snack as it has very less oil. Kids & adults would love this for sure.Its quiet additive !
Kellogg's cornflakes mixture
Many of us buy corn flakes cereals (Kelloggs or Kwality brand) for breakfast. If you have it in hand, you can make this corn flakes mixture in the next 10 minutes. You can pack this for your kids snack box or for their teatime after coming back from school. It can be stored for 2 to 3 days without losing its crispness. Friends, diwali is incomplete without mixture recipe. If you have not done any mixture recipe, you can try it now. Try this easy, low calorie Kellog’s corn flakes mixture at home and surprise your family.Check out the video recipe below.

Cornflakes mixture recipe without oil

Cornflakes mixture


Cornflakes mixture Low calorie cornflakes mixture recipe using Kellogg's Cornflakes with less oil!
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Snacks
Serves: 4.5 cups
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 10 Minutes


INGREDIENTS

  • Kellogg's corn flakes - 2 cups (Original, plain flavor)
  • Roasted peanuts – 2 tbsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Cashew nuts - 2 tbsp (broken, optional)

To temper
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1 /2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp ( add 1.5 tsp for more spiciness)
  • Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Salt - as needed
  • Chat masala – 1/4 tsp(optional)
  • Sugar – 1/4 tsp
  • Dry grapes/Raisins – 1 tbsp (optional, add if your kids like it)
METHOD

  • In a kadai, heat oil and splutter mustard seeds, urad dal and cumin seeds. Add roasted peanuts, curry leaves and mix well.
corn flakes mixture step1
  • Lower the flame completely and add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt and sugar. Mix well.
Corn flakes mixture
  • Lastly add the cornflakes and mix well in low flame till its coated with chilli ppowder. Check for taste and add 1/2 tsp more chilli powder at this stage, mix well and switch off the flame.
corn flakes mixture step2
  • Store in a box after the mixture cools down. Stays crispy and good for 2-3 days when stored in an air tight box.

    Note
    • Do not use raw corn flakes for this recipe. You should deep fry it or microwave before making mixture.
    • I used Kellogg’s brand corn flakes cereals,original flavor. 
    • Adjust the quantity of chilli powder as per taste. But keep the flame low while adding chilli powder else it will burn.
    • For variations, you can add raisins and cashews. Saute raisins till it bulges. I din’t use as my daughter doesn’t like it.
    • You can also add little chaat masala for more flavor.
    Try this easy, yummy, low calorie corn flakes mixture for this Diwali & kids lunch box. !
    Kellogg's corn flakes mixture
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    September 7, 2017

    Birthday Party Recipes Menu Ideas – Indian Party Food Items List

    List of Indian food ideas for kids birthday party recipes menu at home / vegetarian food items list for birthday party dinner & Lunch – Organizing Children’s birthday party is really a challenging task for parents. Some people love to conduct an elaborate dinner or lunch party and some prefer to make a simple tea party by just providing cake and snacks based on their budget. Most of the people wish to keep the party in the evening or in the afternoon if its a weekend. Since its a kids party, many people stick to vegetarian menu if they have a mix of vegetarian and non-vegetarian guests. Be it a simple snacks party or an elaborate dinner/lunch party, choosing the cake, planning the menu, decoration of home/ party hall and arrangements would be tough for many especially beginners.

    Indian Birthday party menu list 
    So I have tried my best to help you choose the party menu. Birthday party food items should be attractive, kids friendly and healthy at least to some extent. Not just for kids, menu should be appealing to adults as well. Long back I had shared a simple kids birthday party menu idea after getting inspired from one of my friend’s party. After I made that post, I too got the confidence and started conducting simple birthday party at home for Raksha’s birthday. I got many mails from my readers to post more related to this topic. So today I have come up with the list of kids friendly, birthday party menu items list for Indian kids to help parents like me. I have also linked the recipes for reference. Its purely a vegetarian menu but you can find both South Indian & North Indian recipes.

    Non-vegetarians, please excuse me. You can get some ideas from this list and make fries, gravies, biryani with chicken, mutton and egg. I took the help of my friend Shalini to frame this list. As we live in apartments, we have the chance of attending many parties. Shalini is in US now. Being in abroad, her friends conduct some potluck, get together and parties during weekends to meet people and build relationships. So she could help me well with her own ideas. I have also got some menu ideas from my school moms friends. With the help of this list, you can decide the party menu based on your budget. You can cook the food on your own or buy from outside/ restaurants.You can also opt to make Jain food without using onion and garlic.
    All these pictures shared in this post are the ones I collected for years. The picture given below is the simple decoration I made at home for Raksha’s birthday party.

    Birthday party decoration ideas

    I have categorized this list as Starters/Appetizers, Main course, Dessert, Drinks & Beverages that are suitable and loved by kids from 3 to 10 years. Basically kids love to have foods based on tomato, paneer, sweet corn, cauliflower, baby corn, bread, cheese and fruits. So I have given most of the dishes using these ingredients. These recipes would be surely a winner among the kids. Friends, do make your own permutations and combinations according to your kids preferences and frame the party menu. Hope you all find this list useful. Do leave a few words in the comment section and help me with your suggestions for more recipes and a few words of appreciation to motivate me if you find this post helpful. Ok, lets move on to the list of birthday party menu ideas ! Friends, do help me by sharing your thoughts and more recipes to include in this list.


    Birthday party menu

    In the above picture, you can find a sample of simple snacks party and the lunch party menu. If you are inviting kids without parents, you can give a simple party by giving a drink, starter/snacks, cake and a dessert. Finger foods is the best option for kids below 10 years. Skip the main course. To make it even more simple, you can just finish it with cake & samosa or veg puffs.  If you are inviting adults/parents, then you can go for wider options. Birthday party should be more of fun, hassle free and memorable. So you can arrange for small games, magic shows, music, dance to make the party more interesting.

    Do refer my Simple birthday menu post to get some ideas on how to conduct the party & gifting for kids. I have also shared a sample menu at the end of this post to get some idea.

    Also check out my Indian potluck party recipes menu if interested.

    Drinks/ Beverages/Welcome Drinks

    Starter/Appetizer/ Snacks

    Main course

    Salad

    • Sweet corn salad
    • Mixed Fruit salad
    • Kosambari
    • Vegetables with dip/ hummus
    • Fruits on skewers

    Dessert

    Sample menu for simple birthday party

    • Orange juice
    • A slice of Birthday cake
    • Mini samosa with ketchup or Veg puffs or cashew pakoda
    • Gulab Jamun

    Sample menu for Dinner or Lunch party buffet

    • Any aerated drink or Fruit punch for welcome drink
    • Tomato soup/Sweet corn soup
    • French fries or aloo tikki or kabab with tomato sauce/green chutney
    • Gobi manchurian
    • Roti / Naan / Kulcha
    • Paneer butter masala or Mixed veg gravy
    • Dal tadka
    • Dum aloo or baby potato gravy
    • Veg Dum Biryani with raita
    • Plain rice, rasam, fryums
    • Curd and pickle
    • Gulab jamun
    • Carrot halwa
    • Ice cream
    • Fruit salad
    • Paan/ Beeda

    POINTS TO NOTE

    • Pastries are better than the cream cakes. So choose the cake accordingly.
    • Make less spicy food as you are cooking for kids. Parents will adjust/ compensate about the taste.
    • Kids prefer deep fried foods for starters. Gobi 65 or manchurian is the best choice.
    • They love the food more if its cheese, paneer and potato based.
    • Kids love to have poori more than roti.
    • Most of the kids love paneer butter masala and potato, peas kurma more than mixed vegetable kurma.
    • Always keep some plain rice, dal and rasam to tackle fussy kids.
    • If you arrange for dinner party, make some idli too.
    • Its always better to avoid aerated drinks like pepsi, 7up etc. You can give some fruit juices instead. No problem even if its store bought.
    • Gulab jamun would be the best dessert for Kids. No kid would say NO.
    • Ice cream is also a must for kids.
    • Keep some hot water ready. Many kids are allergic to cold stuffs like ice cream , chocolate and cakes. So you can tell the parents to give them hot water immediately after they eat ice cream/chocolates to prevent from cold, fever. I am sure this tip works.
    • Finally, do not force your kids to eat everything in the plate. Most of the kids love to eat the cake, starter and dessert. Do not worry about it. Parents can feed them later at their house if needed.
    Hope this list helps you to decide the menu quickly. Thanks for visiting this page !

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    June 15, 2017

    Bread Pizza Recipe On Tawa,Oven, Microwave With Video

    Bread pizza recipe on tawa, oven, microwave(with video)
    Vegetable Bread Pizza is an easy and quick breakfast and snack recipes for kids.It tastes good with or without cheese.Actually Bread pizza can be made in 3 ways.It can be made without oven ie. in dosa tawa ( Stove top) or it can be baked in convection oven or microwave if you have at home. All are easy to make and tastes good in its own way.Its a great idea to use the leftover bread slices. I feel tawa and microwave options are easier as it takes less time to cook than baking in convection oven. But we should do it carefully as the chances of burning is more.This morning I prepared bread pizza recipe on stove top, oven and microwave just to make this post. I have shared all of the 3 methods below with a short video. Choose & try whichever is convenient to youHappy. I have used store bought pizza sauce and pizza seasoning/ spice mix. You can make it  just by using tomato ketchup & pepper powder. To make a pucca Indian version, sprinkle some garam masala powder or tandoori masala powder, marinated paneer cubes if you have in hand. You can top with lots of cheese for kids & without cheese if making for you & your husband ( If you are calorie conscious)Winking.Adding grated mozzarella cheese is just for attracting kids because taste of this pizza comes from the sauce, mixed vegetables and spice mix.Just play around with your favorite veg and non-veg toppings and enjoy it. Now lets see how to make this easy and simple recipe for vegetable bread pizza without oven( on tawa), microwave and convection methods with step by step photos and video.

    Bread pizza on tawa

    How to make bread pizza on tawa, oven and microwave


    How to make bread pizza on tawa, oven and microwave Easy, yummy, kids friendly bread pizza recipe on tawa/stove top, convection oven and microwave methods
    Cuisine: Indian
    Category: Kids Recipes Indian
    Serves: 5
    Prep time: 10 Minutes
    Cook time: 10 Minutes
    Total time: 20 Minutes


    Ingredients

    1 cup - 250ml
    • Bread slices - 5 nos
    • Grated Cheese - 1/2 cup to 1 cup ( I used Amul Mozzarella cheese)
    • Capsicum - 1 no ( finely chopped)
    • Big onion - 1 no ( finely chopped)
    • Ripe tomato - 1 no ( finely chopped)
    • Black Olives - 5 nos ( sliced)
    • Boiled Sweet corn - 1/4 cup ( optional)
    • Pizza sauce or paste sauce or schezwan chutney - as needed ( I used pizza sauce around 3-4 tbsp)
    • Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
    • Salt - a pinch
    • Chilli flakes - 1 tsp ( optional)
    • Oregano mix or pizza seasoning mix - 1 tsp

    • Butter - to grease the tawa & bread

    Method

    1. To make bread pizza, wash and chop all the vegetables finely. Grate the cheese and keep aside.Take a bread slice and apply butter on both the sides.Keep in a plate.
      Bread pizza recipe without oven
    2. In a wide bowl, mix all the finely chopped vegetables, pepper powder, salt and pizza seasoning mix.Keep it ready.
      Take the bread slice and apply the pizza sauce on one side.Spread the mixed vegetables. Top with grated cheese. You can either cook them on tawa/pan, microwave or bake in convection oven.
      Bread pizza recipe without oven
    3. Bread pizza in tawa : Heat a dosa tawa and apply some butter. Keep the loaded bread slice.Cover cook in very low flame for 3-4 minutes or until the cheese melts.Remove in a plate and serve hot. Cover cook is very important. If you don’t cover cook, cheese won’t melt and bottom of bread slice may burn.
      Bread pizza on tawa / Bread pizza without oven
    4. Bread pizza in microwave : Place the bread slice in microwave and cook in high power( mine is 800w) for 1 minute or until cheese melts.If the power is less, it may take 1.5 to 2 minutes. If power is more, it can be done under 1 minute.So keep an eye.
      Bread pizza in microwave
      Bread pizza without oven
    5. Bread pizza in convection oven : Preheat convection oven in 180c. Keep the bread pizza in a baking tray. Bake it for 5 minutes at 180c. Cheese melts and the sides of bread slice turns slightly crispy. Remove and enjoy !
      Bread pizza baked in oven


    Note

    • The quantity of chilli flakes, pizza mix and pepper powder depends on our taste.
    • You can add any number of toppings like paneer, mushroom, jalapeno, sweet corn etc..
    • Do not cook the pizza on open tawa, it takes long time for the cheese to melt.
    • Microwave bread pizza takes very less time to cook.If you keep for more time, pizza would burn.
    Enjoy this easy, yummy bread pizza at home ! Kids would love it for sure !!
    Bread pizza in oven


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