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Khichiya ( Maida Papad / All purpose flour papad)


1 and 1/2 cup all purpose flour or Maida (200 gram)

2 cup water(400 ml)

1/2 Tsp cumin (Jeera )

1/2 Tbsp sodium bicarbonate(papadam soda /papad soda)

salt as per taste

Heavy bottomed pan/ kadai/ bamboo steamer to steam and cook the dumplings.


sieve all purpose flour and add cumin and salt to it and mix it well. Now in a pan add water and let it boil well, once you see the bubbles in the water add sodium bicarbonate to it and let water boil for another 3 to 4 mins and off the flame. Now add the water to all purpose flour and mix it well with the spoon.

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Now take a heavy bottomed pan and fill it with water  and place the ring if you’re using kadai or heavy bottomed pan (  Ring is placed so that water doesn’t get in the plate of dumpling) and boil the water in medium flame. In the meanwhile take the plate in which you are going to steam the dumplings and grease  it with oil, then take a bowl filled with normal water. Now wet your palm with the water and take a little portion of the mixed flour and make small flat balls with it and then place it in the greased plate. Repeat the same with the rest of the mixed flour. By this time water in the pan must have got boiled and now you can place the plate with the round flat dumplings on the ring and close it with the lid. Steam it on a medium flame for about 20 to 25 mins. After 25mins insert the knife in the dumpling which is at the centre of the plate, if the knife comes out clean then dumplings are ready.

Now once the Dumplings are ready take a little portion (Big lemon sized ball ) of the dumpling and close the lid again and mash it well with the hand and making it into ball and roll it into circle like how you make chapati but be sure to grease the board on which you’re going to roll and don’t roll it to too thin nor too thick ( the the thickness should be medium) and place it on the plastic sheet or butter paper. Repeat the same with the rest of the dumplings place them along with sheet in the sunlight to dry. Once they are dried you can store them in the air tight container for about 6 to 7 months and just roast it or fry it whenever you want to eat it.


You can also use puri press to make these khichiya.

Khichiya can also be served similar to that of masala papad. Roast the khichiya and add chopped onion, tomato and coriander and serve it.

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Papdi Chaat With Cheese Twist


8 papdi
1 Tomato chopped
1 Onion chopped
1 Green chilli chopped
grated cheese
Black pepper
chilli powder

Chat masala

2-3 tsp olive oil


In a bowl mix all the ingredients well except papadi and cheese. You can make changes in spices as per your taste.In a microwave safe plate place all the papadi and top it with mixture of onion and tomato. Then on the top sprinkle some cheese and place it in the microwave for about 20 to 25 seconds.
And serve it.

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Papad Balls


5 Cheese slices (or 5 Amul cheese cubes)
2Tbs corn flour
2 Tbsp all purpose flour
2 unroasted Papads grinded into Very small pieces.


Mix corn flour and all purpose flour with about 3 to 4Tbsp of water to make it into a paste (Make sure of the consistency.. It should not be too thick nor too liquid)

Now take the cheese slices and break them and make them into balls. Now dip the balls into the corn and all purpose flour paste and roll them in the grinded papad pieces. Make sure that balls are completely covered with papad pieces.

In a pan heat the oil, once the oil is hot fry the papad balls in a medium flame un till golden in color. Serve them hot with ketchup or coriander mint chutney.


You can also add pepper and chilli flakes to corn flour and all purpose flour paste to make it little spicy if you like.

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Capsicum Rings


3 Capsicum of different colours or of your choice

Paneer Stuffing:

2 Finely chopped green chillies

1 bowl Grated and crumbled paneer

1-2 tsp Cumin seed

Salt ( according to your taste )

Black pepper ( according to your taste )

1 tbsp Oil

Potato Stuffing:

1 bowl boiled and mashed potato

1/2 tspn Cumin seeds


Red chilli Powder , Pepper and salt (as per taste)

Quinoa Stuffing:

1 bowl of Quinoa.

1 tomato chopped.

1/4 bowl of onions

1/4 bowl of carrot

1/4 bowl of french beans.

1/4 bowl of Peas.

Canned Black beans (drained) (optional)

2 to 3 drops of lemon

Coriander (optional)


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Potato Stuffing:

In a pan take Oil and once the oil is hot add cumin and saute for a 2 seconds and then add green chillies followed by mashed Potato. once you add the Potato saute for 2 to 3 minutes and then add chilli powder , ginger  and salt.  keep it on gas for another 5 to 7 minutes until all the spices are mixed well.

Quinoa Stuffing:


In a pan add oil and then add  onions once the oil is hot.. add rest of the Vegetables once the onions are translucent. cook them until the vegetables are tender and then add  tomato followed by chilli Powder, Salt and 1 tbsp of salsa and mix them well for about 2 mins.. at this point you can finally add Quinoa and mix it again and let it cook for about 10 mins approx. Off the Flame and then add lemon and black pepper.

Stuffing the Peppers:

Wash and dry Capsicum with cloth. Cut capsicum into thick rings (1 capsicum -3 rings). Remove the seeds with knife.  Now in a pan add oil after it get heated add cumin and green chillies later mix it to paneer along with salt and black pepper. Now take two rings. Place small ring inside the big one see that there is a gap between two rings for the filling  Now add white fillings in the centre and potato (Quinoa) stuffing between two rings. Take a pan or tawa apply oil and place the stuffed  rings and  gently turn the ring after 5mints approx  when u see light brown colour ( i like crispy so roasted it till brown) do the same on both side of the ring. Capsicum rings are ready. Serve with mint chutney , ketchup.

Note : if necessary add cornflour to bind paneer.

If  the small ring doesn’t fit into big ring cut the small portion of the capsicum ring which your going to place it inside the ring and with the finger just hold  the ring while you put your stuffings. once the stuffing is completed the inner ring would stand stiff.

Make sure capsicum rings are of same  thickness. If you like capsicum ring to be tender  you can either boil the capsicum until little tender  or you can also roast the  ring of the capsicum until little brown with 1 tspn oil.

layout of stuffed capsicum can be of your choice.. get creative 😉

In Quinoa stuffing you can use any Vegetable of your choice..

you can also use 1 tsp Beetroot juice or 2 tbsp Mint chutney to make the paneer look colorful. or you can use both if you’re planning to use just Paneer stuffing. (Make two parts of grated paneer to one part add beetroot juice and little bit of salt according to taste and mix it. Repeat the same with other part  but with mint chutney.)

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