About 2 years ago I posted recipe for bruschetta con funghi, one of pizza express delicacies. Inspired by same, I had tried bruschetta bread with toppings of mushroom and cheese, and I made this again one of those “ready in minutes” starter. This “cheesy mushroom bruschetta” is really simple to make and you can certainly earn brownie points from your guests, as it tastes simply superb! Thanks to the crunchy crust and cheesy topping, it tastes like mine pizza.
Chickpea chat or Chana chaat is a popular street food, especially in northern part of India. You can make this with white chickpeas or fresh green chickpeas, or black chickpeas. I am using these black chickpeas only for one reason that I like it 🙂
Soak chana overnight, and then you can get this protein rich snack ready in minutes. I still remember my childhood days when my mom used to give overnight soaked chickpeas to me and my brother in morning, thanks to its protein content.
How many times you have got papad / poppadam as condiment in a restaurant? A few times, I think the answer would be if you have visited an authentic Indian restaurant. But have you tried masala papad? Masala papad or poppadom is crispy papad fried in oil, topped with onion, tomatoes, coriander leaves, chillies and spices primarily.
Have you been to Nandos? Though mostly known for its peri peri lip smacking chicken recipes. It is one of my favourite food joint too. I like the veg options there, whilst my family feasts on chicken. Immaterial of what we eat as main course, whole family loves Nandos corn on the cobs. This led me to explore (and experiment) doing something similar and make nandos style corn on the cobs.
Pav Bhaji (पाव भाजी) is a spicy curry of mixed vegetables (bhaji) cooked in a special blend of spices and served with soft buttered pav (white rolls slightly toasted with butter). It is any Indian food lover’s dream to have it hot with a piece of buttery shallow fried bun and some chopped onions.
If you love sea food, chances are high that you will love prawns too. Prawns have a distinct taste and fabulous source of protein. Though I am a vegetarian, I love seeing my partner enjoy his food, and he loves his non-veg. This makes me give all sort of suggestion to my partner to try out various non-vegetarian recipes. It seems his Prawn capsicum recipe was hit between his friends and hence I suggested this time that he tries out prawn skewers. This recipe does not require oven, but if you wish you can use oven (check recipe notes at the bottom of this recipe).