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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Top 10 Kid Friendly Food Blog 2018 - Tasty Appetite



Hooray! I am delighted to share with you the good news that "Tasty Appetite" has been selected and awarded as one of the Top 10 Kid-Friendly Food Blogs - India 2018. Thanks for all your support. It really means a lot to me the outpouring of support I received from all my friends and readers.



Thank you Bonusapp so much for this honour. I feel more inspired to receive this award and look forward to share more healthy and tasty food recipes for kids and adults. A healthy home is a dream of every mom and lets make it happen with healthy eats and a few sweet treats. Look forward to enjoy recipes that are vegan, gluten free and family friendly for all of your dietery needs.

Thanks once again and looking forward for your continued support!
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Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Guide to Making Healthy Meals More Exciting

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Your Guide to Making Healthy Meals More Exciting


Whole egg mayonnaise slathered generously on your meal can really make an impact to its flavour and the overall eating experience. That might sound a little bit overboard, but it isn’t. The reality is that slight changes and small additions of spices, condiments and extra touches can truly alter the taste of food for the better. Have you ever noticed that it seems that things that are bad for you are always the most delicious, whereas things that are good have almost zero appeal? A rich juicy burger may not align with your summer diet plans, but healthier alternatives can be just as healthy. Don’t believe us? Let us show you the way.

Experiment with New Flavours and Spices


When people decide that they are going to go on a diet or eat more healthily, they often complain about the flavourless foods that they are going to be forced to eat as a result and resign themselves to a week of salads and tuna. As a matter of fact, even the simplest things can be made several times more delicious just by dabbling with new and unfamiliar spices and herbs. For example, grilled chicken alone can get repetitive and dull if eaten frequently, however grilled chicken rubbed with Cajun spice, or Moroccan spice mix makes healthy eating a delight. There are countless options available for herbs and spices, so you could experiment something new every day and never get bored!

Don’t Omit Condiments Completely


When you are on a diet, it’s easy to feel completely guilty about putting even the slightest squirt of sauce or condiments on your plate. You tell yourself that celery on its own is much more healthy than celery with a side portion of whole egg mayonnaise and so you grimace, frown, groan and force yourself to eat the boring, flavourless celery by itself. That shouldn’t have to be necessary though. As long as you don’t go overboard tipping the whole jar of mayo onto your salad, a little won’t hurt you. Remember that everything is okay when done in moderation.

Branch Out with Fruit and Veg


As mentioned above, we often declare that we are going on a diet and then force feed ourselves the same salads comprised of lettuce, tomato and cucumber. Day in day out we eat the same thing until we feel like we are going mad. Visit your local grocer and find fresh seasonal produce in the form of fruits and vegetables you have never really given time to before. Instead of a bland salad, consider boiling some edamame beans and eating them from the bowl lightly salted, or use vegetables that you do not commonly use such as butternut squash, asparagus or shallots.

Zest it Up!


When you do opt for preparing salads or vegetable medleys and you don’t want to endure the calories of a traditional type of salad dressing, zest it up instead! Limes and lemons can be squeezed over fresh salads to compliment the flavours perfectly and give a fresh citrus taste that is both completely delicious and completely fat free.


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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Vegetable Cutlet Recipe / How to make Veg Cutlets / Crispy Vegetable Cutlet Recipe

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Vegetable cutlet recipe 

Vegetable Cutlet is an easy delicious snack recipe made of mixed boiled veggies and spices. This healthy snack tastes crispy outside with soft chewy inside. It makes a tummy filling nutritious snack or as an appetizer recipe. Also its one of the well-liked party starter recipes. It pairs up excellent with tomato ketchup or any dip of your choice. Try this quick recipe to prepare crispy vegetable cutlet at home!

Preparation time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins
No. of servings: 4
Calories: 70


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Ingredients

For Veg Masala

  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Onion - 1
  • Potato - 1/2 
  • Carrot - 1
  • French beans - 10
  • Peas - 1/2 cup
  • Garlic pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli pwd - 3/4 tsp
  • Coriander pwd - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Amchur pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Maida flour - 1 tbsp
  • Poha - 2 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste

To Make Maida Paste

  • Maida flour - 2 tbsp
  • Corn flour - 2 tbsp
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp

To Make Veg Cutlets

  • Bread crumbs - 1 cup
  • Oil to deep fry

Method

To Make Veg Masala

  1. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in frypan.
  2. Add onions and toss until light brown.
  3. Add sliced potatoes, carrots, french beans, peas and saute in high flame.
  4. Cover & cook in low flame for 10 mins. Stir once in a while. (No need to add water. The moisture in veggies is enough for cooking) 
  5. Cook until the veggies are cooked soft.
  6. Add salt, garlic pwd, cumin pwd, turmeric pwd, red chilli pwd, coriander pwd, garam masala pwd, amchur pwd and parsley.
  7. Toss good.
  8. Add maida flour and soaked poha. This helps to bind the mixture.
  9. Mix the masala good.
  10. Turn off flame.
  11. Add freshly chopped coriander leaves. Mash the contents.
  12. Set it aside.

To Make Maida Paste

  1. Take maida flour and corn flour in a small bowl.
  2. Add salt and oil.
  3. Add little water and mix to smooth paste as shown in video.
  4. Set it aside.

To Make Veg Cutlet:

  1. Keep bread crumbs ready.
  2. Take a small portion of the veg mixture (step 12) and roll it.
  3. Plat it flat to small thick disc.
  4. Dip it in maida paste.
  5. Roll with bread crumbs and arrange in plate.
  6. Repeat the same for the rest of the veg mixture.
  7. Heat oil in frypan.
  8. Fry the cutlets in hot oil in medium flame.
  9. Deep fry until the veg cutlets are cooked crispy and golden.
  10. Drain from oil in kitchen tissue.
  11. Lipsmacking delicious veg cutlets are ready.
  12. Enjoy hot with any dip of your choice.
veg cutlet recipe

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Watermelon Popsicles Recipe / Watermelon Ice cream / Summer Special Ice cream Recipes

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Watermelon popsicles

Watermelon is a refreshing treat for summer! Preparing healthy and flavorful watermelon popsicles at home is easy. The combo of watermelon, honey, mint leaves with a kick of chat masala pwd is pure divine to relish in summer. Also it can be taken as chilled juice or ice pops. Try this simple, easy and delicious summer treat at home and enjoy!

Preparation time: 15 mins

No. of servings: 4

Calories: 36

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Ingredients

  • Watermelon - 1 bowl
  • Honey - 2 tbsp
  • Chat masala pwd - a pinch
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp

Method

  1. Slice watermelons and deseed them.
  2. Add it to blender.
  3. Add chat masala pwd, salt, honey and mint leaves.
  4. Blend well to smooth puree.
  5. Transfer to bowl.
  6. Add some small watermelon chunks.
  7. Pour in ice cream moulds.
  8. Cover with lids.
  9. Freeze overnight or for minimum 6 to 7 hours.
  10. Show the mould in running water for few seconds, so the popsicles/ ice cream comes out of mould easily without fuss.
  11. Enjoy flavorful delicious homemade watermelon popsicles.
watermelon

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Chicken Nuggets Recipe / Crispy Chicken Nuggets / How to make Chicken Nuggets At Home

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Chicken Nuggets

Chicken nuggets is a classic chicken recipe that is a favorite of all ages. It tastes tender, mildly spicy, juicy and low in fat. In this recipe, the boneless chicken is battered with spices and deep fried to crispy and golden. Preparing this crispy nuggets at home is very easy and ofcourse a much healthier option to the store-bought or fast food option. It makes a heavenly combo with any dip of your choice.

Preparation time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
No. of servings: 4
Calories: 211

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Ingredients

  • Boneless chicken - 300 g
  • Egg - 1
  • Pepper pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Bread crumbs - 2 cups
  • Garlic pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Onion pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Corn flour - 3 tbsp
  • Maida flour - 1 tbsp
  • Soy sauce - 1 tsp
  • Red chilli flakes - 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon juice - few drops
  • Salt to taste 
  • Oil to deep fry

Method

  1. Clean and wash boneless chicken.
  2. Drain water completely.
  3. Add the chicken to blender. 
  4. Beat an egg and add to it.
  5. Add salt, lemon juice, garlic pwd, onion pwd, pepper pwd, corn flour, red chilli flakes, soy sauce, bread crumbs and combine.
  6. Blend to smooth mixture.
  7. Transfer to mixing bowl.
  8. Set it aside.
  9. Make a paste out of corn flour, maida flour, salt and little water in a small bowl.
  10. The paste should be of thin consistency as shown in video.
  11.  Keep the bread crumbs ready in plate for coating.
  12. Take a small portion of chicken mixture and roll it to smooth ball.
  13. Pat it flat to nugget shape as shown in video.
  14. Dip it in maida paste and coat with bread crumbs.
  15. Arrange in plate.
  16. Repeat the same for the rest of the chicken mixture.
  17. Heat oil in frypan.
  18. Add the nuggets to hot oil and deep fry in medium flame.
  19. Fry until crispy and golden brown.
  20. Drain from oil in kitchen tissue.
  21. Crispy delicious homemade chicken nuggets are ready.
  22. Enjoy hot with tomato ketchup or any dip of your choice.
crispy chicken nuggets


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Cheese Sticks Recipe / Fried Cheese Sticks / Crispy Cheese Sticks / Restaurant Style

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Homemade cheese sticks

Cheese is a healthy nutritious dish that makes life lot more easier. Fried cheese sticks with a nice tempting flavor makes for a great appetizer or a perfect snack. This is very simple to make and tastes heavenly with cheesy gooey inside and crispy outer texture. In this recipe the cheese sticks are coated with spicy batter and deep fried to crispy and golden. Try this quick recipe and enjoy!


Preparation time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
No. of servings: 5
Calories: 480


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Ingredients

  • Corn flour - 2 tbsp
  • Maida flour - 5 tbsp
  • Red chilli pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Mixed herbs - 1/2 tsp
  • Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
  • Bread crumbs - 3 to 4 tbsp
  • Cheese slices - 4 to 5
  • Salt to taste
  • oil to deep fry

Method

  1. In a mixing bowl, add maida flour, corn flour, baking soda, salt, red chilli pwd, bread crumbs, mixed herbs and mix well.
  2. Add little water and combine.
  3. Add cheese slices and knead to smooth soft dough.
  4. Cover with lid and let the dough rest for 5 mins.
  5. Divide dough into equal sized balls.
  6. Dust with flour and roll into thin lengthy rolls as shown in video.
  7. Cut it to finger length slices.
  8. In a small mixing bowl, add 2 tbsp of maida flour.
  9. Add little water and mix it to thin paste.
  10. Dip the rolls in maida paste and coat with bread crumbs.
  11. Keep it in freezer for 30 mins.
  12. Heat oil in frypan.
  13. Fry the sticks in hot oil in medium flame.
  14. Flip once in a while and cook until the cheese sticks are crispy and golden.
  15. Drain from oil in kitchen tissue.
  16. Crispy delicious cheese sticks are ready.
  17. Enjoy hot with pizza sauce, tomato ketchup or any dip of your choice.
fried cheese sticks

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Idli Recipe / How to make batter for Idli / Idli Dosa Batter Recipe / Healthy Breakfast Recipes

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Homemade Idli dosa batter 

Sooper soft idlies and crispy dosa are healthy delicious south Indian delicacies. This stomach filling nutritious protein rich breakfast recipe is a staple food of almost all South Indian homes. Instead of buying idli batter at store, its always a healthy option to prepare at home. Today let me share my grandma's simple recipe to prepare this two-in- one batter recipe to make both spongy idli and crispy dosa at home. Check out the easy video recipe!

Preparation time: 12 hour
Cooking time: 10 mins
No. of servings: 6 persons
Calories: 80


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Ingredients


To Prepare Batter

  • Idli rice or parboiled rice - 2 cups
  • Poha - 2 tbsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 cup
  • Methi / fenugreek / vendayam - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste

Method


Lets Prepare Dosa Batter

  1. Wash and soak idli rice / parboiled rice in water. Add 2 tbsp of poha to it. 
  2. Wash and soak urad dal and methi seeds in water in separate bowl.
  3. Let it soak overnight or minimum 6 hours.
  4. Drain water and add to blender.
  5. Grind both rice and dal separately to smooth batter.
  6. Add it to mixing bowl, add salt and mix well. (mixing with hands enhances the fermentation process quickly)
  7. Allow the batter to ferment for 7 to 8 hours.
  8. Homemade dosa batter is ready to prepare soft idlies & crispy dosa.
dosa batter

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Veggie Burger Recipe / McDonald's Veggie Burger / Burger Recipes

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Veggie Burger Recipe 

Looking for a delicious veggie burger recipe? Here comes the super crispy delicious homemade mixed vegetable cutlets in burger buns with mayo sauce tastes divine and makes a healthy snack option for kids. This homemade veggie burger serves as an excellent option for lunch box too. The patty of the veggie burger is prepared with fresh vegetables cooked in flavorful spices. It tastes great to satisfy your craving taste buds. Enjoy!


Preparation time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
No. of servings: 4
Calories: 480

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Ingredients


For veg masala

  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Onion - 1
  • Potato - 1/2 
  • Carrot - 1
  • French beans - 10
  • Peas - 1/2 cup
  • Garlic pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli pwd - 3/4 tsp
  • Coriander pwd - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Amchur pwd - 1/2 tsp
  • Maida flour - 1 tbsp
  • Poha - 2 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste

To make maida paste

  • Maida flour - 2 tbsp
  • Corn flour - 2 tbsp
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp

To make veg cutlets

  • Bread crumbs - 1 cup
  • Oil to deep fry

To make burger

  • Butter - 1 tbsp
  • Burger buns - 3 to 4
  • Mayonaisse - 2 tbsp
  • Lettuce - few
  • Sliced onions
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Garlic pwd 
  • Sliced cheese
  • Salt to taste

Method

To make veg masala

  1. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in frypan.
  2. Add onions and toss until light brown.
  3. Add sliced potatoes, carrots, french beans, peas and saute in high flame.
  4. Cover & cook in low flame for 10 mins. Stir once in a while. (No need to add water. The moisture in veggies is enough for cooking) 
  5. Cook until the veggies are cooked soft.
  6. Add salt, garlic pwd, cumin pwd, turmeric pwd, red chilli pwd, coriander pwd, garam masala pwd, amchur pwd and parsley.
  7. Toss good.
  8. Add maida flour and soaked poha. This helps to bind the mixture.
  9. Mix the masala good.
  10. Turn off flame.
  11. Add freshly chopped coriander leaves. Mash the contents.
  12. Set it aside.

To make maida paste

  1. Take maida flour and corn flour in a small bowl.
  2. Add salt and oil.
  3. Add little water and mix to smooth paste as shown in video.
  4. Set it aside.

To make veg cutlet:

  1. Keep bread crumbs ready.
  2. Take a small portion of the veg mixture (step 12) and roll it.
  3. Plat it flat to small thick disc.
  4. Dip it in maida paste.
  5. Roll with bread crumbs and arrange in plate.
  6. Repeat the same for the rest of the veg mixture.
  7. Heat oil in frypan.
  8. Fry the cutlets in hot oil in medium flame.
  9. Deep fry until the veg cutlets are cooked crispy and golden.
  10. Drain from oil in kitchen tissue.
  11. Lipsmacking delicious veg cutlets are ready to stuff inside burger.

To make burger

  1. Melt 1 tsp of butter in frypan.
  2. Split the buns into two halves and roast in medium flame to golden.
  3. Take it aside.
  4. Lets start preparing burger.
  5. Take bottom portion of bun.
  6. Apply mayonaisse and spread.
  7. Spread lettuce and place veg cutlet over it.
  8. Top with cheese slice.
  9. Spread some onion and tomato slices.
  10. Sprinkle salt and top with lettuce.
  11. Take the top portion of the bun and apply mayonaisse.
  12. Sprinkle some garlic pwd and cover the burger.
  13. Delicious homemade veg burger is ready.
  14. Enjoy with tomato ketchup or any dip of your choice.
mcdonald's veggie burger

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Masala Dosa Recipe / How to make Masala Dosa at Home / Crispy Dosa Recipes

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Masala Dosa 

Here is the easy recipe of restaurant style crispy masala dosa that tastes lipsmacking delicious along with a stuffing of flavorful potato masala. It is a very popular breakfast recipe of South Indian cuisine. It is a favorite option of everyone in restaurants all over the world. Its quite easy to prepare this stuffed dosa at home. The fermented crepe is made from batter prepared out of rice and lentils and stuffed with potato masala made of fried onions and spices.

Preparation time: 30 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
No. of servings: 4 persons
Calories: 410


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Ingredients
To prepare dosa batter

  • Idli rice or parboiled rice - 2 cups
  • Poha - 2 tbsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 cup
  • Methi / fenugreek / vendayam - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste

To make masala:

  • Potato - 2 to 3
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  • Split urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Hing / asafoetida - a pinch
  • Red chilli - 1
  • Curry leaves - a few
  • Ginger - a small piece
  • Garlic - 3 to 4
  • Onion - 1
  • Green chilli - 2
  • Turmeric pwd - 1/4 tsp
  • Fresh lemon juice - a few drops
  • Coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste

Method
Lets prepare dosa batter

  1. Wash and soak idli rice / parboiled rice in water. Add 2 tbsp of poha to it. 
  2. Wash and soak urad dal and methi seeds in water in separate bowl.
  3. Let it soak overnight or minimum 6 hours.
  4. Drain water and add to blender.
  5. Grind both rice and dal separately to smooth batter.
  6. Add it to mixing bowl, add salt and mix well. (mixing with hands enhances the fermentation process quickly)
  7. Allow the batter to ferment for 7 to 8 hours.
  8. Homemade dosa batter is ready to prepare crispy dosa.

To make masala :

  1. Wash and cook potatoes until soft.
  2. Peel off skin and mash them.
  3. Set it aside.
  4. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in frypan.
  5. Add mustard, cumin, split urad dal and hing.
  6. Wait to splutter.
  7. Add red chilli and curry leaves.
  8. Add grated ginger, garlic, green chilli and saute.
  9. Add finely sliced onions, salt and saute until light brown.
  10. Add turmeric pwd and mix.
  11. Add mashed potatoes and stir in high flame.
  12. Turn off flame.
  13. Add few drops of fresh lemon juice.
  14. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  15. Yummilicious potato masala is ready.

To make Masala Dosa

  1. Heat a dosa pan.
  2. Grease with oil.
  3. Take a ladle full of dosa batter and spread it in concentric circles as shown in video.
  4. Drizzle oil to sides.
  5. Cover and cook in medium flame.
  6. Once the dosa is cooked golden and crispy, stuff 2 to 3 tbsp of potato masala and fold the dosa.
  7. Transfer to serving plate.
  8. Homemade flavorful delicious masala dosa is ready.
  9. Enjoy hot with chutney and sambar.
dosa recipe

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