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Garlic Bread

We never forget to order garlic bread while ordering pizza. Addicted to garlic bread, this is one of my favourite quick eat whenever I have French bread handy.

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Garlic Bread:

Preparation Time: 5 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Serves: 2

Recipe Category: Appetizers & Snacks

Ingredients:

Garlic – 2 tsp, finely minced

Unsalted butter – 3 tbsp, room temperature

Dry Basil – 1 tsp

French  bread – 1/2 Loaf (I used Garlic and Herb Bread)

Cooking Spray/Oil – to grease (I used PAM olive oil spray)

Salt – as needed

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Combine minced garlic, butter, salt and basil  in a mixing bowl. I have cut diagonal pieces like this, to allow for more surface area, about 1 inch thick. Apply the garlic-butter mix on both sides of the bread pieces

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  • Cook both side for about 5-10 min each till it reaches golden brown

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My Notes:

  • You can add 1 tbsp of Parmesan cheese while preparing spread
  • Instead of French bread, you can even use White/wheat/multigrain bread
  • Instead of using oven, can also girll/use skillet to cook the bread
  • Instead of basil, you can even use parsley

Tofu and Grape Tomato Tikka

Just like my fellow Indians, I love Paneer. I can eat Paneer everyday, despite the fact that Paneer is high in calorie. To make me feel that I am eating Paneer, at the same time avoiding the high calorie intake, I started recreating Paneer recipes with Tofu. I followed the recipes for Paneer Tikka recipe but used Tofu instead of paneer.

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Tofu and Grape Tomato Tikka:

Preparation Time : 15 mins | Marination time : 2 hours | Cooking Time : 25 mins | Serves : 3

Recipe Category: Appetizers

Ingredients:

Onion – 1 cubed

Capsicum – 1 cubed

Grape Tomato – 10

FirmTofu -15 medium cubes

skewers – as needed

For the marination:

Hung Curd – 3 tbsp

Pepper Powder – 1/4 tsp

Turmeric powder – a pinch

Garam Masala powder – 1/2 tsp

Tandoori Masala  – 1/2 tsp (optional)

Chat Masala – 1/2 tsp

Lemon juice – 1 tsp

Ginger garlic paste – 1/2 tsp

Oil – 1 tbsp

How to make hung curd:

Hang 1/4 cup curd in a muslin cloth or any thin cloth for an hour to make the required hung curd.

Method:

  • Chop capsicum,onion into medium sized squares just enough to insert into skewers. Cube the Tofu and make it ready. Now mix the ingredients listed under ‘for the marination’ and keep aside
  • Mix Tofu, onion, capsicum and grape tomato with the marinated ingredients and keep refrigerated for 2 hours (minimum an hour). Then take it out and insert the Tofu, capsicum, tomato and onion in skewers alternatively.  Brush with oil on top
  • Preheat the oven at 400 deg F and arrange the Tofu tikkas in the baking tray and grill the Tofu tikkas for 15-18 mins turning over the skewers in between for even cooking. Your Tofu tikkas are ready, serve hot with green chutney and raw onions

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My Notes:

  • You can even skip marinating capsicum,onion and tomato with the marination ingredients and just insert them raw
  • You can skip tomatoes and use different color capsicums too
  • Make sure the Tofu pieces are firm enough to insert else it will break in between
  • Immerse the skewers in cold water for 15 min to avoid browning if you are using wooden skewers