On a Cooking Spree!

Today's post is not about makeup, nails or anything related to outer beauty..Today I am going to talk about what's inside.
In me, after a long time, there is peace and happiness! After all, it is festival season in India and the biggest of all, Diwali!
It is my favorite time of the year, when the environment is full of positivity and joy..you can hear children burst crackers, laugh and play, people decorating their homes, making delicious food and generally having a good time!

Whenever I am in a good mood, I like to cook..It is a recently realized skill of mine (earlier I didn't think I had the cooking gene in my body). But once I tried it, I was hooked. I find it to be very therapeutic and a great way to spend my free time. Plus it's going to come in very handy in 2 months once I am married..then I won't have the leisure of just asking mom to make something good for me.. "mom kuch 'achha' bana do.." Don't know what that 'achha' is supposed to be but still that's my standard dialogue :D

So, over the weekend, I was totally in the cooking mode, atleast for the few meals that we were home, besides visiting people (ugh! this is 1 part of the festivals that I just don't like!).

I made 3 dishes. Methi Matar Malai, Potato Wraps and Paneer Lababdar. (so proud of myself :D)

Unfortunately, I could not click a picture of the Paneer Lababdar because by the time it was ready, we were all so hungry that we just gobbled it up! But it was delicious!
I will share the recipe and the pictures in another post when I make it again.

Methi Matar Malai is a dish I have only tried out twice till now and I love it! It is creamy, smooth and absolutely delicious. It tastes even better with Garlic Naan, but we had it with normal rotis and it was YUM..

For those who want to try it out, the recipe is available online. I picked it from here.



The other dish I made was a Saturday night special.. Potato Wraps which only I make in the house! ( I feel like a Masterchef at that time hehe)

These are super easy to make and absolutely delicious!!

I did not pick the recipe from any website for this but just made them once out of the stuff I found in the kitchen and they were a hit!
The recipe below is for 4 people..

Ingredients:

6 medium-sized boiled potatoes, peeled and mashed
2 slices of bread
2 small onions, finely chopped
chopped coriander
Salt, chilli powder and a little pepper to taste
2 tomatoes, chopped
Green chillies
Oregano seasoning
Chilli Flakes
Mayonnaise
4 Cheese Cubes, grated
Tortillas
Oil for frying

Preparation:

Mix together the mashed potatoes, half a portion of the chopped onions, chopped green chillies, the chopped coriander leaves, salt, chilli powder and pepper. Also add to this the 2 slices of bread by first sprinkling a little water on the slice and then squeezing out the excess water.
The addition of bread to the mix helps in binding the ingredients together so that when you fry it, it doesn't open up.

Method:

Make small patties out of the potato mix and fry them in the oil. Spread out the tortilla on a plate, put the fried patty on it. Add to it a few chopped onions, a few chopped tomatoes, a little bit of oregano and chilli flakes, a dollop of mayonnaise and grated cheese. You can also sprinkle a little pepper for that extra kick of taste.
Now just wrap the tortilla neatly so that the ingredients don' t fall out and you are done!!

I usually heat the wrap for 30 seconds in the microwave to make the cheese nice and melting and serve it with Maggi Hot and Sweet Ketchup. It tastes heavenly!

PS: This is how I make it because it is fast and easy. You can always alter the recipe to suit your tastes.
To make it more exotic, you can add lettuce, carrots, capsicum..whatever you want!

In this case, since this was a last minute idea, we made use of roomali rotis which we had at home. Else you can also make this with the home made rotis.








Would you want to try this out?? Lemme know if you do!! :)

Until next time, stay gorgeous!

xoxo

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