Recipes by Smita

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Bruschetta by Smita

Bruschetta is an Antipasto dish from Italy consisting of grilled bread rubbed with garlic, olive oil and salt. There are a variety of toppings used - tomatoes, vegetables, cured meat, cheese etc. It is served as a snack or appetizer.Here is my version of Bruschetta.I tried Bruschetta for the first time, during my trip to Germany in…

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Whole Grain & Nut - Garlic Swirl Bread

Whole Grain & Nut - Garlic Swirl Bread by Smita

Whole grains like wheat, oats & flax seeds with almonds & walnuts flavored with butter, olive oil, garlic, Italian spices & chilli flakesProof yeast in warm milk with sugar. knead together 2 cups whole wheat flour, 1/4 cup oats, 1/4 cup flax seed powder, crushed almonds, walnuts & salt. Set aside for proofing. In a separate bowl, mix…

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Cheesy-Veggie Pesto Macaroni

Cheesy-Veggie Pesto Macaroni by Smita

MethodSpread the hashbrowns in a single layer in a baking dish. Bake in a 200c oven for 15-20 mins till golden brown.Meanwhile, cook the macaroni till half done. Drain and set aside. Save some pasta water for later.Heat olive oil in a pan, add chopped onions. Saute till transparent. Add the chopped veggies. Cover & cook on simmer till…

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Whole Wheat - Garlic & Herb Bread

Whole Wheat - Garlic & Herb Bread by Smita

A healthy Whole wheat bread exploding with flavors of garlic, herbs & olive oil...IngredientsMethodAdd sugar & yeast to warm water. Set aside in a warm place till the yeast is frothy.In a bowl, add the dry ingredients & mix.Pour in the yeast solution. Mix & knead to form a soft, sticky dough, adding flour as required.Smear with Olive…

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Savory Bread Pudding

Savory Bread Pudding by Smita

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Egg Kothu Porotta

Egg Kothu Porotta by Smita

Ingredients2-3 malabar porottaa bunch of coriander leavesMethodCut the porotta into small pieces & set aside.Finely chop onions,capsicum green chillies & garlic.Heat oil in a pan. Add chopped garlic & green chillies. Fry for a min.Add the chopped onions & capsicum.Saute till light golden.Add the red chilli powder & chicken masala &…

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Bread Rolls

Bread Rolls by Smita

IngredientsMethodSoak bread slices in water. Squeeze out the extra water & mash well.Mash the boiled & peeled potatoes.Heat 1-2 tsp oil in a pan. Add garlic & saute for 2-3 mins. Add the chopped onions & saute till light golden. Then add the chopped capsicum & saute.Add the dry masala & saute for a few mins.Add the peas, carrot &…

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Babycorn Manchurian

Babycorn Manchurian by Smita

Ingredients250 gms babycorn (slit in the middle & cut into 1" pieces)For the batterMethodMake a batter with all-purpose flour, chilli powder, pepper & salt. Dip the baby corn pieces in the batter, deep fry in oil & set aside.Heat 2tsp oil in a separate pan. Saute garlic,onions,green onions & green chillies.When this turns golden…

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Paneer in Coconut masala gravy

Paneer in Coconut masala gravy by Smita

Ingredients1 pkg paneer cut into cubes2 medium onions (sliced)2 green chillies (slit)MethodHeat a tsp of oil in a frying pan.Saute sliced onions & slit green chillies till golden brown.In a separate pan, add a tsp of oil. Saute ginger, garlic, green chillies & garam masala. When the garlic is a light golden color, add the grated…

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Cheddar Scallion Bread

Cheddar Scallion Bread by Smita

IngredientsMethodAdd yeast & sugar or honey to 1 cup warm water. Set aside for approx 10 mins till the yeast is frothy.Sieve together flour & salt in a bowl. Add the chopped scallions & shredded cheese. Add one beaten egg & mix well.Add 1 tbsp butter to the frothy yeast. Add the yeast mixture to the rest of the ingredients & knead…

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