This is me, calling all of you, for your attention, to gather up to celebrate Halloween. My preparations for the evening celebrations are yet to be completed. But I’m ready with my Halloween menu. Are you?!!
This Halloween I thought of trying a new menu, an Indian-cum-Western menu. The dishes are absolutely simple and widely used too but has anybody given a thought on combining them to make a festival menu? As for the foreigners, this menu can be prepared by them too since it requires only a bit of cooking and generally available ingredients.
The Halloween Menu
Note: The ingredients’ content has been defined keeping one person in mind. If there are more people, you can absolutely adjust the contents accordingly.
‘Cheela’, as originally spelled in Hindi, is the most delicious snack-cum-meal you could ever have. Oh Yes! It is that tasty and healthy!
However I’m quite sure most of the native Indians must be familiar with it but this post is aimed to let the non-natives or foreigners know about it too. And yes! We are going to make it way more tastier than it usually is.
It basically requires semolina, butter, the usual spices and a few veggies to serve as topping. It is kind of my favorite pass-time meal. *Big Time Foodie*
Go ahead and try this recipe.
Action in Kitchen
- curd – two spoons
- flour of semolina – one spoon
- salt – according to taste
- red chilly pepper powder
- taste maker (as per your wish)
- Some veggies like onion, sprouted beans, chilly etc.
- Mix the curd and semolina together and stir it in order to mix it well and make a paste.
- Add chilly pepper powder, salt and taste maker to the paste, according to your taste. Stir the mixture.
- Now take a cooking pan and pour the paste on it in a circular form.
- Keep the ignition low. Add some butter to it, around the corners.
- Now keep roasting it till both the sides of the poured paste gets solid and acquire a light brownish color. Your cheela is almost ready.
- Take the cheela out of the frying pan and place it on a plate.
- Cut the vegetables i.e. sprouted beans, onion and leaves of veggies into little pieces and shred them together.
- Now sprinkle it nicely on the cheela, the way you wish. Be creative!
You dish is ready! You can even use tomato sauce, pickles, chutney with the dish to increase the taste.
- Several kind of snacks
- Cream of your choice
- Mix all the kind of snacks together. You can use semolina golgappas as an add-on to the snacks; Crush them into chunks, but not with extreme pressure.
- Crush them (not too much, we don’t wanna make a powder here!) into smaller pieces.
- Now take 2-3 slices of bread and shred them into small pieces. Make sure you remove the outer layer/boundary of the breads completely. We don’t want that hard part in the picture here okay?
- Mix the bread and the crushed snacks together, take them in a container and shake it nicely.
- Pour the mixture on a plate.
- You can add a layer of a cream of your favorite flavor or choice.
3. The drink for today: Lassi !!
The drink for today: Lassi, it is gonna be. Haha. Take my note ;) it sure is going to taste incredible with the menu we have here. Tried!!
For those people, like the non-native Indians, who don’t know how to prepare it, follow the steps given below.
- Half a cup of curd
- 3/4 spoon of salt (or according to the taste)
- 1/2 spoon of taste-maker
- 1/2 glass of water
- Add the water to the curd in the proportions mentioned above.
- Stir it well for at least 7 minutes, at a fast pace.
- Add salt and taste maker to it, Stir it again.
- Filter it using a cross check-open-pan so that the chunks of curd that are still left after the stirring, could be isolated.
- Now you have the the most tastiest drink you could ever have for your Halloween (that goes with the menu too! Lol). It not only is healthy but increases the stamina too.
Prepare your dinner table and place all the recipes mentioned in the menu. Now get on your vampire fangs on, put a scary movie on and have the most scariest yet a delicious Halloween night! Feel free to drop a query or comment.