Tofu/ Bean Curd Tikkas (Medley of Tofu and veggies marinated in curd sauce) | TummyKhush

All of us must have tasted paneer tikka at some time or the other. And it is quite a hit with most people as a starter. With the amount of fat paneer has, it becomes quite an indulgence for weight watchers. Tofu or bean curd is a better subsitiute for paneer. It is quite similar in texture and colour to paneer. It is supposed to be quite healthy also. So if you have tofu avialble in your supermarket, you should give it a try.

In this recipe, I have used the basic principle of marinating the Tofu as we do to paneer, along with other vegetables like capsicum and tomato. I then broiled them in my OTG till done. You can do it in the microwave or a tawa too. I used the leftover marinade as a side for dipping the tikkas in. Try it. It is really good as an evening snack or a stater. It is also a good way  to get kids to eat healthy food.

Here is how I made it:

For the marinade:

Thick curd: 1/2 cup
Salt : to taste

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Mixed vegetable paneer sandwich | TummyKhush

A lot of us crave for a yummy sandwich. A hot sandwich with a nice cup of coffee is a good option for a late sunday brunch or a late night qucik bite. Sandwiches can be toasted, grilled or simply made on the age old tawa. With a range of options for fillings both veg and non veg, sandwiches make for a healthy filling meal. When pressed for time, you can simply put a few slices of tomatoes or cucumbers or the very humble omelette for a quick grab n go snack.

So come Saturday night and with the IPL semi finals of Hyderabad vs. Bangalore, I decided to make a nice game night snack. I made the filling before hand so as to avoid the last minute rush so that me and my husband could enjoy a night Tv snack. And Aditya being a great fan of paneer, I chose Paneer as the main stuffing ingredient for the sandwich. I used the sandwich maker to grill the sandwiches. You can also do it on the tawa, making sure that you press the slices together properly so that they get cooked evenly. I also used  a mix of veggies like peas, mushrooms, corn, carrot etc. It is a healthy option and to be frank, you wouldnt be so guilty of bingeing when you put in so many veggies :P. Stuffing options can vary. It is just a question of experimenting with the ingredients.

Here are the ingredients I used to make 4 sandwiches:

Brown bread or a bread of your choice: 2 slices per sandwich.

For the stuffing:

Oil or butter : for cooking the stuffing.

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Oggani Bajji / Masala murmura – Spicy puffed rice snack from Andhra Pradesh | TummyKhush


Every region in India has its unique eating habits and recipes depending on the area, region cultural background and other factors. Whenever I go to visit a new place I try to find out the recipes unique to those places. So when we went to hubby’s friends marriage, I found that they had a very unique breakfast recipe which I hadn’t heard of before. Its made using puffed rice and whats more it is eaten with mirchi bajji. Mirchi bajji… first thing in the morning….I don’t know why they don’t get acidity problems. Jokes apart, I tried making that recipe with hubby dear’s help and it came out pretty well and can be safely eaten as an evening snack (even as a breakfast if you are adventurous enough). This breakfast dish is prepared in rayalaseema area of Andhra Pradesh, which is incidentally also famous for its local bomb manufacturing. That probably explains their preference for eating something as spicy as a bomb first thing in the morning.


This breakfast dish is called oggani bajji…. Oggani referring to the tempered puffed rice and the bajji… well obviously the mirchi bajji. If you love spicy food, this one is definitely for you. This recipe would serve around 3 people.

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Chatpata Sandwich Pakodas / Bread fritters | TummyKhush

My idea of a perfect winter evening???? A nice lip smacking snack with a hot cuppa chai on the terrace with hubby dear…. Ahhh!!!! How yummily romantic… 😀

And with drizzling rain outside and dropped temperatures I wanted to make something special… and the result of all the brain storming?? I came up with a unique snack and I am hoping that I am the first one to come with this idea 😛 … yummy chatpata sandwich pakoda.

I had some left over pudina chutney in the fridge which I made use for this snack.

You would require:

Bread – 4 slices (I used brown bread…..tasty and healthy)

For the batter:

Gram flour – 1 cup
Water – approximate quantity for the

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Groundnut (peanut) masala chat / Palli masala – Indian street food | TummyKhush

Bangalore… the city with beautiful weather year round (if you enjoy winters and the rains that is :P), bustling with crowds traffic.. (traffic jams ofcourse)… and yummy street food. And when it is raining everyday like it is now, you would feel like munching something hot and spicy…And if you have a foodie for a husband like I have, then you have to rake your brains for healthy tasty nutritious recipes so keep him happy (and get those gifts you have been drooling over). A part of my blogs would be about such recipes which can be made in a jiffy and enjoyed any time of the day.. with a cup of tea/coffee or that glass of beer…. Ahhhh!…

Lets start with some easy to make chaat recipes..

Peanuts are a major part of our cuisine and most of the kitchens would have a jar of peanuts available at all times in their pantry. The most important and commonly eaten item being peanut chutney that goes well with dosas, idlis and other South Indian snacks. You would also find road side wallas making chat out of hot steaming peanuts.. Here is my take on this lovely chat.

You would require:

Peanuts /groundnuts — 2 cups.
Onion — 1 medium finely chopped
Green chilly — 1 medium slit seeds removed and cut into 1″ pieces
Chat powder — as required
Dhania /Coriander powder— a pinch or as needed
Jeera/cumin powder — a pinch or as needed
Garam Masala —- a pinch (optional)

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