Priya's Versatile Recipes

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Puri, Aloo Channa Bhaji, Halwa - Pakistani Traditional Breakfast

My today's recipe goes to Pakistani breakfast, if you are my follower you have already noticed that am running a  month of blogging marathon. As i told earlier,this week's theme is combo meals, hence i picked a traditional Pakistani breakfast, as this dish goes for three different dishes. This combo meal is a classic breakfast of Pakistan, obviously you cant eat puri without channa bhaaji and halwa to finish this breakfast prefectly.Pakistani cuisine is a refined blend of various regional cooking traditions of South Asia. Pakistani cuisine is very similar to North Indian cuisine, but incorporates noticeable Afghan, Central Asian, and Middle Eastern influences.The fusion Mughlai cuisine is the most popular cuisine found in most Pakistani restaurants.

A typical pakistani breakfast is called nashta, during holidays or weekends halwa,poori and cholay/Channa is a must and these three dishes are very much appreciated by the locals. Hence i picked this three dishes to serve virtually to you all.

Aloo channa bhaji,Halwa,Puri

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Roti Prata - Singaporean Flat Bread with Vegetarian Curry Sauce

Am so happy to say that  this whole month of september is going to be an another long month of blogging marathon. Actually every year during april and september, we blogger marathoners give a change to our routine three days posts and go for a month of blogging marathon. I have been a part of this adventure and felt like saying that am very much excited to do this non stop blogging for a month because of this marathon. Every long marathon have their own themes, we have already tried Indian regional cuisine with alphabetic order, International cuisine with alphabetic order and last april we did a month of baking. Obviously this month's long marathon also have its own theme and the name of the theme 'BUFFET on TABLE'.

We will be posting combo meals from different countries for the first week, then followed by Indian regional cuisine, then for the third week we go for condiments, then breakfast dishes and we finish this culinary travel with blogger's choice as theme for the last week. Sounds interesting rite.For the first day of this month's long marathon, am posting Roti Prata from Singaporean cuisine which sounds almost like Indian flaky bread parotta, yes am kick starting my first day with a flaky flat bread which Singaporean serves along with a flavourful curry sauce.

Roti Prata - Singaporean Flat Bread

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Soya Kheema & Cashew Nut Balls/Minced Soya Cashew Nut Balls

Soya kheema cashew nut fritters or soya kheema cashew nut balls, these crispy outer and soft inside balls are dangerously addictive. These balls goes for easy ingredients and very simple to do. This vegetarian soya nuggets balls makes an excellent starter or appetizer when served along with sweet chilly sauce or simply with ketchup.This kola urundai aka crispy balls is a very interesting way to include soya nuggets in our diet.Usually i make these balls with vegetables but this time i opted for soya nuggets and cashew nuts. Both works awesome in these fritters, not to forget that you can serve this balls as side dish with one pot meal like pulao or biriyani.

Soya Kheema &Cashew Nut Balls

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Cashew Nut Kheer/Khaju Kheer/Kaju Kheer

Cashew nut kheer is a very rich, creamy and tremendously nutty kheer one can prepare easily to surprise everyone at home. We usually make Badam/Almond kheer, vermicelli kheer,sago kheer etc, but trust me this cashew nut kheer will definitely beat all those kheers. A grounded cashew nut paste is the main ingredient for making this lipsmacking kheer, slowly cooked in whole milk with sugar and saffron gives this alluring,super rich khaju kheer. A fabulous kheer to give a try especially during festival times or else simply to serve after a feast. However this rich kheer makes an excellent summer drink too. When served chilled, one can drink a gallon of this cashew kheer without any guilt. Give a try to this different kheer and please everyone at home.

Cashew nut kheer, Khaju kheer