April 24th, 2020

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Kitchen Fun: Cheesy Aloo Chaat Toast (Cheesy Potato Chaat Toast)

Bread Toast is one of my quick breakfasts when I make it on those days that I have less time even to gobble anything. Toast with butter and slap it with jam, jelly or cream cheese, may be once in a while top it with a sunny-side up egg. That's it! The most effort I did beyond this was may be make a simple French Toast on one of those rare days.

However, recently I came across a video that had these varieties of Bread Toast made Indian Style. They looked so delicious, and yes of course would need a little more time than what I normally put in, and still couldn’t resist trying one as soon as I could. So, here you go, the Cheesy Aloo Chaat Toast.

Ingredients:

1) Bread of your choice - 2 slices 

2) Potato  - 1 medium sized

3) Peas - 1/4 cup

4) Sweet Corn - 1/4 cup

5) Onion - 1 small sized

6) Turmeric Powder - 1/4 teaspoon

7) Coriander / Dhaniya Powder - 1/4 teaspoon

8) Cumin / Jeera Powder - 1/4 teaspoon

9) Red Chili Powder - 1/4 teaspoon

10) Amchur / Dried Mango Powder - 1/4 teaspoon

11) Ginger Garlic Paste - 1/4 teaspoon

12) Kasuri Methi (Dried Methi Leaves) - 1/4 teaspoon

13) Cilantro - a few sprigs chopped finely

14) Cheese (of your choice) - as needed

15) Salt per taste

16) Oil for sautéing

17) Butter for toasting


Preparation Steps:

1) Boil the Potato, remove the peel, and mash it well. Keep it aside.

2) Cook Peas and Sweet Corn - either in pressure cooker (with one whistle) or in microwave (check out Tips section below on how to do). Keep it aside.

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53 Week Journey through the Land of Drapes and Colors: Week #11

For details on all the sarees I have posted so far, go here.

Due to the Covid-19 Quarantine period, I thought I may be unable to do anymore saree blogs since there would be no reason to wear a saree and go out. However, for fun video that my cousins from my mother's side wanted to do, I got an opportunity to drape one of these beauties.

For the video I dressed up in this navy blue and white combination saree with colorful prints in blue, white, pink, black and brown. It is made of Pashmina Silk, paired with the blouse of the same material.  

Pashmina Silk is made of fine wool of Himalayan goat blended with fine silk. This particular saree is from the union territory Kashmir in the north of India and shows us the tradition of fine weaving from that region. More about this saree can be found here.

I accessorized it with silver and gold plated necklace and large earrings; finishing it off with navy blue and gold bracelets on my wrists. It was so fun getting ready and participate in the fun video.

I am hoping there will be more reasons to wear my sarees even in this quarantine period to keep me cheered up and to keep you all entertained. :)