5 delicious ways to make Valentine’s more savoury

2021 brings us many surprises and a chance to experience things in life every day. As the quote says “The doer alone learneth.” we’ll never know what’s on the better side if we follow the conventional way. Valentine’s day is a day where you experience yourself being a better person by showing out love in many ways.


Fun Fact: Did you know that the word “mate” in soulmate originally meant someone with whom you'd share your food with. Here are 5 heavenly and drool-worthy dishes that will fulfil your love and cravings throughout the day. ❤


Red Velvet Latte:


Red has been the most symbolic representation of love and unlike languages, symbols or signs can travel across the world with no need for words. Start your day with a sip of lovely latte.

Recipe:

1.Skim a cup of milk (Pasteurized milk or Milky mist powdered milk)

2. Add a tablespoon of sugar in a saucepan and keep the heat on medium.

3.Stir until the sugar dissolves.

4.Add a quarter cup of hot milk in a cup of chocolate morsels and stir until it melts.

5.Stir in a half cup of coffee and add a teaspoon of vanilla extract and 3 drops of red food colouring.

6.Pour in a cup, top with whipped cream and chocolate chips and serve.



Paneer Pulao:

The Indian Pulao is made with many spices and its aroma is good enough to set the tone for a perfect lunch date. The paneer isn’t cooked with the pulao it is crisp-fried and topped over it.

Recipe:

  1. Prepare Pulao and keep it ready.

  2. In a bowl add paneer cubes and sprinkle 1tbsp of water and rinse it.

  3. Add ¼ teaspoon red chili powder, ½ teaspoon garam masala, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ turmeric, and ¾ teaspoon of ginger garlic paste.

  4. Add 1 ½ tablespoon of oil and mix everything well until the cubes get coated well.

  5. Let it marinate for 15-25minutes.

  6. On a hot pan, add oil and fry the paneer until it's golden and crispy.

  7. Cook it for 3-5minutes, don’t let it overcook it might lead to hardening of paneer.

  8. Top the paneer on pulao and serve it hot.


Sondesh:

Who doesn’t love to have desserts that are spongy and tasty? Share the sweetness of love on V-day with this Bengali sweet recipe.

Recipe:

  1. Boil water on a pan and add milky mist paneer to it and stir it occasionally for 4-5 minutes.

  2. Transfer the Panner to a blender and blend it into a mix

  3. Drain the excess water content in the blended mix and transfer it to a plate

  4. Add sugar, Cardamom powder and knead it for 3-4 minutes until it's mixed well

  5. Transfer the mix to a non-stick pan and stir continuously and cook it on low flame for 5-6 minutes.

  6. Transfer It to a blow and let it cool down.

  7. Make round shape balls from the mix and flatten them as thick patties.

  8. Garnish them with a few chopped pistachios and Kesar

  9. Keep it in the refrigerator for an hour (at least) and serve it cold.


Bread Paneer Roll:

Thinking about adding an evening snack that can lighten up the mood? Then you should try Bread Paneer Roll for sure!

Recipe:

  1. Add oil to a pan and let it heat. Add peas, red chili powder, garam masala, and salt and sauté for a few minutes.

  2. Add crumbled paneer and salt and mix everything well until it looks like a dough

  3. Make oblong shaped balls.

  4. Take bread slices and flatten them with a rolling pin.

  5. With water or cornflour paste coat the edges and place the filling in it. Roll it gently and make sure the edges stick well.

  6. Add oil/butter to Tawa and fry them until golden.

  7. Serve it hot with pudina chutney or tamarind chutney.

Paneer Jalfrezi:

The true essence of perfection is in the finishing and Paneer Jalfrezi is one amazing way to finish the day in style!

Recipe:

  1. Make tomato puree and keep it aside.

  2. Cut and keep the following things ready; Capsicum, onions, green chili-ginger garlic paste.

  3. Soak paneer in hot water for 20min and cut to the desired size.

  4. Sauté cumin in hot oil and add onions to it.

  5. Add chili and fry until transparent.

  6. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry until the raw smell goes.

  7. Add tomato puree and cook for a while.

  8. Add salt, turmeric, and garam masala powder and stir well

  9. Add capsicum and cook until it's half done.

  10. Add paneer to the mix and cook for a few minutes.

  11. Adjust the salt and add chopped coriander leaves.

  12. Best served with naan, roti, chapati, or basmati rice



Love is an impeccable gift to us and we should always cherish it. Valentine’s Day has been a religious celebration, an ancient ritual day, and a commercial holiday over the years, which means the real meaning of Valentine’s Day is truly whatever you want it to be. Make sure you serve and share the love on this Valentine’s Day!


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