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About poojapareek

Namaste, I’m Pooja Sharma. When I moved to US few months back, I didn’t knew much about blogging. And never ever thought that I’ll be hosting one. Professionally I was an active lawyer and worked with a corporate firm in India. From my childhood, I always dreamt opening a restaurant as I am a passionate food lover and loves cooking. I like to try new recipes and experimenting with flavors and giving my very own touch to regular recipes. After moving to US, I thought to fulfill that part of my dream and it lead me to start this blog. It would be best to connect with people and bloggers to share my recipes and experiments. It can also help me with connecting other passionate foodies like me. And from their comments and feedback, I will be able to level up my prowess🙂 I welcome you and your friends, everyone to FoodnFoodie, the world of delicacies from healthy to delicious, scrumptious recipes and some indulgent desserts.

Kadhai Paneer

Kadhai Paneer is a mixture of Paneer(Indian CottageCheese) with mixed bell peppers and mixtures of spices. The main ingredients or spices in this curry which makes it so flavorful is roasted and freshly grounded coriander seeds and red chilliies. It is good dish to prepare when you have guests coming over. You can have it with some naans, roti or any kind of flat bread.

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Ricotta Cheese Instant Peda

Pedas are Indian dessert traditionally made with mawa with different flavorings like cardamom, saffron and others. The process of making pedas from mawa is a long process and time consuming, so here I have made these Pedas with ricotta cheese, milk powder and sugar and the for the flavoring I have used cardamom and few strands of saffron and garnish them with almonds.

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Dabeli

Dabeli is a famous snack of Northern part of India. Dabeli is basicallly a sandwich where filling is of potato mixture with different chutneys and peanuts. I really like Dabeli still have memories and taste of Dabeli which I used to have in Mumbai it was soo delicious..Oh boy I miss those days.

I prepared this Dabeli for my friends few of them never had Dabeli and they really liked it. It is good snack for a gatherings and when you have to feed many mouths.

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WholeWheat Sandwich Bread

What can be good than a homemade bread..Yes you heard it right wholewheat homemade bread. I tried so many recipes of whole wheat bread but somehow the texture was dense and we didn’t liked that much. After trying so many recipes of wholewheat bread by far this was the one we liked. This bread was light, has a very nice flavor. It is good for making sandwiches, toasts whichever way you like..! So without much delay let me share the recipe with you guys. Will experiments some more bread recipes and will share with you guys..

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Pav (Dinner rolls)

What can be more good than homemade bread. 🙂 Pav are  very popular in Maharashtra. It is very soft bread which is served with many dishes like pav bhaji, dabeli, Missal pao and they are really easy to make.! My family enjoys the most these pav with Pav bhaji a blend of vegetables. I will share the recipe with you guys, so do try them out.

Ingredients:

  • Milk – 100ml
  • Yeast – 1 Tsp
  • Sugar – ½ Tbsp
  • Maida / Plain Flour – 125g / 1 Cup
  • Salt – ½ Tsp
  • Milk Powder – 1 Tbsp / 9gms
  • Butter – 10 gms / 2 tsps
  • Milk & Butter – For Brushing

Instructions:

  1. To the warm milk, add the sugar and the yeast. Stir and keep aside to proof for 10 mins.
  2. In your working platform place the flour, salt and the milk powder. Mix and make a well in center.
  3. Add the proofed yeast mixture, which would have been frothy so far. Get your hands in and form this into a soft-pasty kind of dough. If the mixture does not turn out to be soft and sticky consistency, add more milk to it and make it sticky and soft.
  4. Add in the butter and start kneading it. Knead this by pushing the dough with heel of your palm.. This is going to be very sticky and kind of paste like, but this is how it is supposed to be. Just keep kneading and scraping once in a while for 15 minutes.
  5. After about 15 mins of kneading, this will come together and would be more like a dough than a sticky pasty mass.
  6. Place this into a bowl with a lil bit of oil, coat the dough and the bowl with the oil, cover with a damp cloth and let it proof for 1 hour or until doubled in a warm spot.
  7. Once doubled in volume, punch and take the dough out, sprinkle a bit of flour and knead for a minute.
  8. Divide the dough into 6 equal portions. My dough weighed 245 grams. And I portioned about 40gms each.
  9. Smooth-en out each portion by rolling them between your palm and fingers. Place the shaped portions in a 6″ square cake tin. You can make in a round one as well.
  10. Cover the cake tin with a cloth and let the pavs proof for another hour or until well risen.
  11. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  12. Now bake them in a preheated oven for 12- 15 minutes, check after 12 minutes if lightly brown than broil it for few seconds monitoring closely.
  13. Take them out once they’re baked well.. Brush the tops with butter. Now take a damp cloth and cover the tin for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  14. Using a knife, loosen the sides and carefully take the pavs out..
  15. Fresh homemade Pavs are ready to enjoy..!!

Do try it out guys and share your experience.!

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