From the past 2 months I am totally into rolls. Rolls are also known as pattice, patty, tikki or croquettes, depending on the geographic location you are situated at or the shape you give the mixture. Usually if its round, then its pattice, patty or tikki. If its cigar-shaped, then its called a roll or croquette.
Its amazing what one can do when making a patty – anything goes. The beauty is that mix together any 2-3 ingredients and fry them, the pattice always turn out great.
I have been experimenting with potatoes, paneer and cheese mainly. My cook deserves a mention here as he taught me many a great recipes. Here’s the first one he made for me. The brief I gave him was that I wanted a snack that I could just about shallow-fry, anytime hunger struck. I gave him a bunch of spinach leaves and paneer (cottage cheese) as his basic ingredients. He worked his magic and made me this –
Spinach n Paneer croquettes
Lightly flavoured spinach with stuffed paneer. Yummm…. My family and I really enjoyed this snack. It was so well seasoned that I would expect this dish to be served to me at a 5-starred restaurant! Kudos to my cook. I made this again within a week.
Since I enjoyed it so much, he suggested I try these rolls stuffed with cheese instead of paneer. So some days later, we made the same spinach rolls but stuffed it with cheese.
Ah…soft spinach with a small burst of spiced, liquid cheese in every bite. Life is beautiful – I thought at that moment.
Spinach n Cheese Croquettes
Was passing by Dadar and decided to do a pick up dinner.
They have a pretty exhaustive menu for a restaurant their size.
inside home chef
I felt like having pasta for dinner. The person across the counter suggested A la tikka pasta since I wanted something spicy. I agreed – A la tikka – what could that taste like?, I wondered. Hubby ordered a Non-veg club sandwich. Our parcel was ready in 20 mins. and we went home.
Dinner time – The A la tikka pasta was accompanied by 2 herbed breads. What can I say to the taste but – interesting, very interesting. Its a very interesting fusion of an international dish with an absolute Indian flavour. And spicy it was – just the right amount. The pasta has a good amount of paneer and cheese. The herbed breads were good, but they were ‘herbed’ a bit too strongly. Would have been a perfect accompaniment to the pasta if the herbs were sprinkled in lesser quantity. Its a heavy and wholesome meal. At Rs. 225, its absolutely VFM. Would I order it again – yes but would ideally like to try their other dishes first.
A la tikka pasta
The Non-veg club sandwich. Price Rs. 200.
Non veg club sandwich
Hubby’s instant reaction on opening the box – its not grilled! Well, we assumed they would grill it or would have asked otherwise what we wanted. So, that was a disappointment. As the wafers are just dunked into the side of the box, which is not air-tight, they were completely wilted and soggy : (
Plus point to this sandwich was the size – the portion size was good. Look below for a picture of a single half of the sandwich.
Non veg club sandwich – 1 piece
The taste of the club sandwich was very average. Grilled would have tasted better (even their menu says so). The coleslaw was decent.
I will definitely try this place out for other options.
This bakery turned a year old in January 2014. Its located at Colaba, between the market and postoffice, on the main road. I have passed-by this route numerous times, seen this bakery but somehow never got my foot in.
Finally, went there last evening. Wanting a light eat for dinner, picked up a vegetarian fare of pizza and puff.
veg pizza n puff
The pizza at Rs. 4o is a 4 1/2″ pizza with a good amount of filling and cheese (the american corn pieces are a tad too many). Its got a good flavour and makes a very good mini meal with the puff. The puff at Rs 20 is a spinach and paneer stuffed savory. The puff is light and its almost a melt-in-the-mouth mini feast. I really enjoyed this light dinner, which I had with homemade coffee. I am gonna go to this place more often – I mean it! Its good, fresh and tasty.
The bakery is well designed and has an extensive menu. It boasts of cakes, pastries, breads, cookies, brownies, sandwiches and savories such as quiche, rolls, croissants. Next, I am keen on trying are their breads and quiche.
My husband loves to cook and try new recipes, but mainly non-vegetarian. Recently, when he said he would try a new dish, I requested it to be vegetarian. He surfed the web, downloaded the recipe for Paneer Tikka Masala and we had that for lunch with phulkas. I loved the dish.
He mailed me the recipe and now I make it quite often. I made it yesterday for lunch. Its got a great taste and gives the essence of having a restaurant-styled meal at home. Have it with butter naan and you feel you are dining out at a good restaurant.
paneer tikka masala
This recipe is from cookingandme.com.
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Black peppered paneer
I tried this recipe for the first time. Its from a cook-book, by a group of housewives, who compiled this book to honour their guru – Swami Chinmayananda.
The beauty of this recipe is in its simplicity, ease of making and an absolute delight in eating. Once you have the paneer (bought or made at home), its a few minutes to tantalizing your taste buds. Serve with chutney or by itself.
Next time I make this, I’m going to add boiled potatoes. Then, I’m going to make a wrap with the chutney and these peppered paneer and potatoes and VOILA – wholesome snack ready!
Black peppered paneer with chutney
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I am quite a Tarla Dalal fan. I started cooking with trying out many of her recipes. Reason being that her books were vegetarian, easy recipes and best of all – ingredients were all at home! She used day-to-day ingredients. I’ve been making her Paneer in white gravy for years. However, I make this occasionally. Though the process is very easy, I pair this with her Mixed Vegetable Parathas and the parathas require some work. (see Mixed Vegetable Paratha post). After eating this combination, you can’t enjoy it any other way. I love making this as my hubby relishes it. He is a very happy man during the meal. The plate is licked clean : ) He is mainly a non-vegetarian and this meal is one of the few veg dishes he is very, very appreciative of.
Paneer in White Gravy
Paneer with mixed veg paratha
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