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Veg Momos | Dim sum


To make Filling


Grated cabbage- 100grams

Grated carrots – 1/2 cup

Chopped onion – 1/2 cup

Chopped spring onions – 1/3 cup

Diced capsicum – 1/2 cup

Ginger garlic paste ( As per taste )

Chopped coriander ( optional)

Soya sauce – 1 tsp

Vinegar- 1/2 tsp

Salt as per taste

Note : Vegetable quantity can be divided into equal portions or as per your preference.

To make Dough

All purpose flour – 1 cup

Oil – 1 tbsp

Salt – 1/2 tsp

Water to knead


In a pan take a table spoon of oil and heat it, once it’s hot add ginger garlic paste and then add all the veggies except spring onions and coriander and sauté it for 1-2 minute. Now add spring onions and coriander and stir for a minute. Now add soya sauce and vinegar , give a good stir let all the liquid evaporate for a minute. Switch off the burner. Let the mixture cool for sometime. In the mean time, sieve all purpose flour and knead the dough.

Now make small balls out of dough and cover it so that it doesn’t dry.

Roll each ball into thin poori’s and stuff it with the mixture and seal it into small bags

Meanwhile get the steamer ready. I used pan and idly mould you can use what you have. Grease the mould or plate. On the burner once water starts boiling place the mould and then the momos to be steamed. Steam it for 15 -20 minutes. Serve it hot with chilly chutney or schezwan. My kids have it with myo.

Note : Dough for momos should be like poori dough. When mixture has come down to room temperature add salt ( We are not adding salt when we prepare mixture because it leaves water and mixture might become wet ).

You can also prepare the mixture ahead and keep it.


Pan con Tomatillo (Spanish Tart )

This Spanish tart is made from Ciabatta Bread. Its a Italian white bread made from wheat flour,water , salt and yeast. Now a days they use all purpose flour also instead of wheat. I bought ciabatta from local store in the bread section. If you don’t find ciabatta, you can also get any French loaf/ Baguette and cut it into 3 cm thickness,  so that it doesn’t get soggy. I came across this recipe when we had been to Spain for our vacation. This is very simple dish with the combination of tomatoes, olive oil & toasted bread. You have to make sure the bread is really crisped though, to get the ultimate taste of it. 🙂


Ciabatta Bread

4 –  deseeded and chopped tomatoes

Olive oil

bruschetta dip mix


black pepper

Green Tomatoes ( Optional )


Pinch of sugar


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Add Oil, salt and sugar to chopped tomatoes and keep it aside for at least 4 hours. Tossing them occasionally ( You can also make this  ahead and store it in the fridge). When its time to serve, add the herbs and pepper to it and mix well and keep it aside for 30 mins. In the  mean while cut the bread  slices, pour little olive oil on the breads and rub them to each other in the front and back  and place them in the pre-heated oven underlined with the butter paper or baking sheet. When you see the bread is light brown in color take them out.  Take a spoon and add the chopped tomatoes to the bread leaving the water behind from the tomatoes. Repeat the same with the rest of the slices.

In the final step just pour few drops of tomatoes water on the bread and top it with Jalapenos and serve them.

You can also use flavored olive oil and Cheese spread as a base to make it more tastier.



16 washed, cut & Deseeded from the top Paprika

250 gram Feta cheese crumbled

250 gram Cream cheese room temperature



Garlic Powder

Chili Flakes




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Mix all the ingredients in a bowl except the paprika. Taste and adjust the spices as per taste. Now take a small spoon and fill the filling in each Paprika. Grease the muffin tray and place each paprika standing and then place it in the pre-heated oven at 170 degree for about 10 to 15 mins. Now Serve it hot with salsa sauce, chili sauce or any other sauce you like.

NOTE:  This can also be micro-waved/ kept in refrigerator and also served.

Crumbled Cheese Börek


For the Stuffing

1 cup crumbled Cottage cheese ( Paneer)

1/4 cup approx of very finely chopped red onions

2 green chilies, chopped finely (or as per taste)

2 cloves of garlic, finely minced (or as per taste)

1/2 cup fresh mozzarella, crumbled (or use grated mozzarella)

1/2 cup tomatoes, finely chopped

1 inch ginger grated

Few springs of coriander, chopped

salt to taste (Very little since wrapper also has salt)

Black Pepper


Chili Flakes ( Optional )

For the wrapper

There are various methods which you can use for Wrapper.

Lot of time on Hands then use below mentioned ingredients to make wrapper at home…

2 cups all purpose flour

1 tbsp ghee/oil (optional)

salt to taste

Water to knead (as required )

otherwise you can also use store bought spring roll/ Wanton wrapper or store bought Pizza dough ( to skip kneading part) 😉


To make Wrapper

Homemade: Mix all the ingredients mentioned  under the wrapper together in a bowl and then add enough water to make it into dough. Knead it until the dough is smooth.

To make Filling

  In a pan heat the 1 tsp oil, then add all the ingredients together except the cheese. Saute until soft( taste and Change the seasoning according to your taste). Once they are soft remove from heat and add fresh mozzarella along with coriander ( cilantro). Mix until well mixed.
Final Step

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Now take the dough and divide it into 2 to 3 pieces and roll one pieces  out into a large rectangle. Cut the bigger rolled rectangle into smaller rectangle enough for the fillings to be filled and closed. The thickness should be medium – not too thin nor too thick (too thin will break after u fill it up with stuffing, too thick will not make a crunchy snack, but will be more soft) Now take one rectangle and add the stuffing in shorter end of the rectangle making sure to leave few inches near the edges to close it. Roll it twice, bring the edges of the filling together (So that the filling doesn’t come out during frying), and then continue rolling until you reach the end. Use a water mixed with flour mixture to bind the dough. and apply flour water mixture at the end, and continue to roll it till the end.
Repeat the same with the rest of the dough. ( Roll to bigger rectangle –> then cut into smaller rectangles–> and then add the stuffing’s and roll it ). Now fry these up in hot oil until crisp and reddish brown.
Using Spring roll wrapper: 
Keep the wrapper at least on counter for 30 mins before starting to use them. Take a wrapper and place the  filling in the center and apply the paste ( I used mixture of water and all purpose flour to stick it) on all the side and roll them and stick the sides.. so that the filling doesn’t leak out. Repeat the same with rest of the wrapper and fry them in oil. Until light brown in color and serve them hot with Ketchup.


Everything is same just the Wrapper 🙂


Different Wrapper Same taste 😉

Using Pizza Dough:
Missed taking the photos will Post them soon..
You have to keep it out of the freezer to bring it to normal temperature and then dust the surface little with the flour and then roll the pizza dough little ( may be just once so that wrapper is not to thick nor too thin )  then cut them in big rectangle shape so that when you fill them with filling and close it its in cylindrical shape. Preheat the oven then place the filled rolls in the greased tray ( you can also place a baking sheet on the tray and then the rolls) and bake it 250 degree until light brown in color. Then using a pizza cutter cut them in the circles.

Khumb Tukda

“Give it a munch and hear the crunch”


4 slices bread,  lightly toasted.

a little butter(optional)

1 tbsp olive oil.

1 clove garlic finely chopped.

Green chilies,  finely chopped ( As per taste )

7-8 basil (or tulsi)  leaves, finely chopped.

1 capsicum,  cut in julienne

50 gm Cheese  grated.

Salt and pepper ( As per taste  )


" Give it a munch and hear the crunch "

Khumb Tukda

Butter the pieces of toast evenly(if you are using butter). Put the oil in a microwave safe glass dish and pre-heat for two minutes. Tip in the garlic and cook for about 2 mins. Then add capsicum and chilli and cook for another 3 mins.Remove from microwave and add in the rest of the ingredients.  Check seasoning. Pile onto the toasts,  top with cheese and grill on a tawa for 2 to 3 minutes or till the cheese melts,  Cut the toasts into bite-size pieces and serve hot with ketchup.

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