Breakfast n Snack Recipes

Paneer / Chicken Stir Fry
500 gms chicken cubed / paneer
1 egg
3 tbsp each maida and corn flour
3 spring onions sliced along with greens
Few broccoli florets
3 leaves of Bok Choy: bottom part cubed and leaves sliced
6 baby corn sliced
1 tbsp garlic chopped
3 tbsp chings schezwan sauce
1 tbsp tomato sauce
1 tbsp soya sauce
salt to taste
oil to deep fry.

Make a batter of madia and corn flour by adding egg and salt to it and enough water to get a coating consistency. dip chicken in the batter and deep fry over medium heat till golden brown. If using paneer dip paneer and fry. ( if not using egg- use only water)
In a wok heat 3 tbsp oil add garlic and corn - saute till corn turns slightly brown.
Add broccoli and bottom part of bok choy- saute
Add greens of onions and bok choy leaves- saute
Add fried chicken / paneer and all the sauces and salt. toss to mix well.



3/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons Curds
1 cup Plain flour / whole wheat flour or a mix of both
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 egg
2 tablespoons oil / butter, melted. If using Amul butter then do not add salt

In a bowl sieve togther flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, essence and salt.
Whisk the egg add butter, milk and curds. whisk well. 
Add the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and whisk until lumps are gone. The batter should be thick. (like dosa)
Heat a non stick pan, over medium heat, and coat with very little oil. 
Pour 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto the skillet,spread little, (it should be thick like uttapam) and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip with a spatula, and cook until browned on the other side.

Basic Dosa / Idli Batter

1 cup urad dal                                  2 cups rice
1/2 cup poha                                    2 teaspoon sugar
Salt to taste

Wash and Soak urad dal and rice together in plenty of water.
If you soak in the evening then  next evening wash the soaked  dal and rice very well in fresh water. add poha and leave for 10 minutes.
In a mixer, grind dal,rice and poha mixture, to very smooth batter, using water as required.
If the mixture is thick add little water to get semi thick consistency.
Keep the ground mixture overnight.
If not using immediately then keep in the fridge till ready to use.
When ready to use add salt to taste appox 2 teaspoon and 2 teaspoon sugar. mix well.

To Make dosa: heat non stick pan to just warm.
Take an onion and cut into 2. put 1/4 teaspoon oil on tava and spread with onion.
Pour 2 tablespoonof batter on tava and spread it into a thin layer.
pour 1 teaspoon oil on it. once the underside is done flip it and do the other side, Serve hot with chutney and sambhar.

Important tip: when spreading the dosa or utapam please ensure that tava is midly hot or the batter witll not spread evenly. Once you remove the dosa, whipe the tava with onion This way u spread the oil and also cool the tava before pouring another dosa. Please do not pour dosa hot tava u will not get a good spread.

For Utapam: pour a thick dosa. sprinkle some chopped onions, green coriander and chopped green chillies. once the underside is done flip over and cook till onions turn brown. 

For Idli pour into idli moulds and steam for 20 minutes.

Italian Grilled Sandwich
10 bread slices                                                       1 red capsicum chopped finely
1 onion chopped finely                                            3 tbsp leek chopped
3 tbsp finely chopped broccoli                                1/2 cup chopped lettuce
1 potato boiled and chopped finely                          salt and red chili flakes to taste
1/2 tsp mixed herbs                                                 1 tbsp oats flour
milk as required                                                       Mint chutney as required

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil.. Add onions, leek, broccoli and  capsicum saute for 2 minutes.
Add potatoes, mixed herbs, salt and red chili falkes. Toss for few seconds.
Add oats flour. cook for few seconds and add  enough milk to get thick consistency.
This is what Leek look like
Remove form fire and add chopped lettuce.
Apply butter to one side of bread. spread some mint chutney. Spoon enough filling and sprinkle cheese as required. Close with other bread slice, with the buttered side down. 
Grill the sandwich and serve hot.

Foot long 
1 French loaf                                                           1 cup boiled corn / peas
1 onion sliced                                                           1 red capsicum chopped
2 tablespoon sesame seeds                                       1/4 cup chopped cabbage
1/2 teaspoon oregano                                               1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon basil                                                    Jalapenos as required  
Mozzarella cheese to sprinkle on top                         1 teaspoon garlic  
Sat and red chili flakes to taste                             pizza sauce / tomato ketchup optional

Deep fry the onions till golden brown. Keep aside.
Heat 2 tablespoon olive oil. Add garlic once it turns pink add sesame seeds.
Add fried onions and capsicum saute fora minute. Add corn, mix well.
Add oregano, basil, pepper, salt and red chili flakes.Toss
Add chopped cabbage. Cook for a minute.
Remove from flame. 
Cut the french loaf into halves. apply butter on inner side or spread some pizza sauce or tomato ketchup. Spread the above mixture equally on both halves. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese. Put some jalapenos.
Bake at 250 C till cheese melts and browns. Serve hot.

 Mustard Corn Brochettes
2 tablespoon English mustard                                 salt to taste
red chili flakes as required                                     1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 red capsicum chopped                                     1/4 teaspoon basil 
1 tablespoon olive oil                                              1 cup corn boiled 
4 -5 bread slices                                                   1 onion chopped

Mix together: Mustard, red chili falkes, olive oil, oregano, basil and salt. 
Add corn, onion and red capsicum. Mix well. adjust seasoning. add little sugar / honey if desired 
Remove the sides from the bread slices. cut into rounds with help of a cookie cutter. Toast in oven.
Spoon some mustard filling on each toasted bread rounds and serve.

Think out of the box:- can be served as a salad. Add some cut tofu or paneer.
Use mayonnaise also in the mixture to get a different taste.


French Toast
2 eggs                                                                 3 slices of bread
1 tablespoon sugar                                            1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 tablespoon milk                                              oil as required for pan    

  1. Break eggs in a bowl add milk, sugar and  essence. Whisk till sugar dissolves .
  2. Dip bread slices in the above mixture so that they are well soaked.
  3. Heat a non stick pan. spread some oil and shallow fry the bread slices. till done on both sides.
  4. Serve hot with honey/ maple syrup or nutella.

Aloo Tikki
5 Potatoes boiled and mashed                                    3 slices of bread
1 onion chopped                                                        1/4 cup coriander leaves chopped
salt to taste                                                                 green chilies chopped to taste

  1. Dip the bread in water and squeeze out excess water and add to mashed potatoes. repeat with all the bread slices
  2. Mix the bread slices and potatoes well, add salt onions and coriander leaves . Shape into Tikkis and deep fry in hot oil or then shallow fry.
Tastes best between  two slices of bread with slices of onions and tomatoes and tomato ketchup. yummy.

    Open Corn Sandwich
    1 cup Boiled corn                                                      1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    1 Green capsicum chopped finely                               1/4 teaspoon dried basil
    1 onion chopped finely                                                salt to taste
    1 tablespoon oil                                                          1 tablespoon tomato sauce
    1/2 tablespoon chili garlic sauce or to taste                  6 bread slices
    Grated cheese as required                                          1 teaspoon plain flour

    Heat oil in a pan: add onions saute for a minute. add capsicum and saute for few seconds.
    Add Plain flour and saute for a minute
    Add corn, salt, chili sauce, oregano, basil, tomato sauce. Mix well.
    Toast bread slices and cut into halves. Spoon some mixture on bread. Sprinkle some cheese on top and serve hot.

    1 cup Sooji / semolina                                           1 onion chopped
    1/2 teaspoon jeera / cumin seeds                           juice of 1/2 to 1 lemon (to tatse)
    1/2 teaspoon sugar                                               salt to taste
    4 tablespoon oil                                                    4-5 curry leaves
    green chilies chopped to taste                               1/4 cup boiled peas (optional)
    2 + 1/4 cup water

    1.Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a pan. Add sooji, on low flame cook till it just turns color (turns very light brown). Keep aside
    2. Heat 2 tablespoon  oil in  a pan:- add jeera, when it crackles add curry leaves.
    3. Add onions and green chilies, saute till they turn light brown. Add peas saute.
    4. Add water, salt, lemon juice and sugar. bring to boil.
    5. Once the water starts to boil, whisk in the sauted sooji. Keep mixing with the whisk till water dries up. Garnish with chopped green coriander and serve immediately.

    Important tips:- Using the whisk will insure that no lumps are formed.
    Sooji can be sauted in advance and kept in fridge for few days.
    Water has to be double the measurement of Sooji and little more. Taste the water before adding sooji and balance seasoning if required. 
    To make it more healthier add boiled mixed vegetables and use the water in which the vegetables were boiled.

    Happy cooking


    1. Really good recipe. Thanks had a great Sunday breakfast.

    2. My children absolutely loved the french toast.

    3. good reciepes,could you please post some party menus,i am little bit confused how to plan for a party menu

    4. Organizing a party: Pick dishes from any of the other menus: keep guests guessing by serving a multi course menu: there are lot of choices in the courses offered menu. Pick a dish from each and have a great party.

    5. what is plain flour? is it wheat flour or maida?

    6. plain flour is Maida, Wheat flour is Gahu ka atta, Self raising flour is maida with some baking powder in it, maize flour is makki ka atta

    7. Hi rajul thanks for sharing the receipes, it will be nice if you can upload a pic also, because that way it will become easy to understand

    8. thanks a ton ,I hwas looking for the right proportion of sooji and water and u just gave it to me Navita

    9. Hi Rajul, missing your classes like hell, have tried mocktails n almost all gravies in moghlai n they are wonderful. well have been cooking from your recipes since getting back. thanx for everything.

    10. I have had a wonderful experience attending your classes..lovely recipes and very refreshing!

    11. Replies
      1. sorry that was a misspell it is Leek. Looks like a thick spring onion and tastes fantastic.

    12. Wat is sun dried tomatoes n bacon i m cnfused wid dese 2

      1. sun dried tomatoes are dry tomatoes.... which you get in the market or you could add salt to tomatoes and dry them in the sun.
        Bacon is type of meat. If you are vegetarian you can omit it out.

    13. Ohk so can v use any other alternative of bacon in pasta

    14. HI, Rajul
      I want to joined classes between 2nd may to 14 may, so there is any sessions for cooking classes. please reply.

    15. hi,
      i am so sorry there are no classes for the dates mentioned by you. as am on my holidays I will not be back beofre 19th may 2012. i sure hope you can make it for the workshops later.

    16. can u please the recipe for Pancakes and waffles?

    17. *can you please share the recipe for Pancakes and waffles?

    18. The French Toasts were a killer!! my husband is in love with me all over again :)) yeah id love the recipe for pancakes and waffles too!! and ill be in free in Diwali.. do u have any special classes then?

    19. Could u please share the recipe for the indonesian potatoes??

    20. Hi Rajul , Pl inform whether you arrange any workshops specially for children in summer vacations ?

    21. This was really interesting information in this blog that to very happy for the nice technology in this blog. Nice list of recipes for breakfast..blender plus 500ml