4 quick and easy recipes for this festive season by Chef Gaurav Chadha

It is time to enjoy the festive, fun-filled month of September by creating some quick and easy recipes at home! Indulge in the finger-licking recipes, specially curated for the festive season by Chef Gaurav Chadha, In-house Chef, Dr. Oetker India.

I. Sago Pudding 
Servings: 2
Level: Beginner
Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time:  10 Minutes


Ingredients

  • 300 ml Full Cream Milk
  • 100 gm Sago (Sabudana), soaked in cold water for 1 hour
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon Powder 
  • ¼ tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 100 gm Sugar
  • 50 g (3 tbsp) Dr. Oetker FunFoods Veg Mayonnaise Original
  • 3 tsp Berry Compote
  • ½ medium Apple, sliced
  • 1 Mint Sprig

Directions

  • Heat saucepan (low flame), add milk, sago, cinnamon powder and vanilla essence. Keep stirring until mixture starts to boil.
  • Add sugar and mayonnaise to above mixture. Stir and cook until mixture thickens. Keep it aside to cool.
  • Add berry compote at bottom of glass or serving bowl, pour over the pudding, garnish it with apple, mint and serve.

Tip: Instead of berry compote, you can also use fruit jam.


II. Nacho and Corn Chaat
Servings: 2
Level: Beginner
Preparation time: 15 Minutes


Ingredients

  • 1 small Onion, chopped
  • 2-3 Green Chilly, chopped
  • 1 medium Tomato, chopped
  • 3-4 Coriander Leaves, chopped
  • 60 g (4 tbsp) Dr. Oetker FunFoods Veg Mayonnaise Original
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Ketchup
  • 1 tsp Chaat Masala Powder
  • ½ tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • Black Salt
  • 100 g Nachos, Jalapeno flavour
  • 60 g Sweet Corn Kernels, warm
  • 1 tbsp Sev

Directions

  • In a bowl, add onion, green chilies, tomato, coriander, mayonnaise, ketchup, chaat masala, red chili powder and black salt. Mix well
  • For Assembling: Place nachos around the plate, add above mixture in the middle, sprinkle corn. Garnish with sev and serve.


III. Peanut Butter Kachori
Servings: 4
Level: Intermediate
Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes


Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Desiccated Coconut Powder 
  • 50 g (3 tbsp) Dr. Oetker FunFoods Peanut Butter Crunchy
  • 2 tbsp Almonds, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Cashewnut, chopped
  • 250 g Refined Flour
  • 30 g (2 tbsp) Sugar
  • 50 g (3tbsp) Clarified Butter
  • 100 ml Water
  • 500 ml Vegetable Oil

Directions

  • For stuffing-In a bowl mix coconut, peanut Butter, almonds and cashews.   
  • In another bowl, mix flour, sugar, ghee & water. Knead until dough is smooth. Divide dough into 15 equal balls.
  • Roll each ball into 6inch dia. round chapatti. Place 1tbsp of stuffing in centre, pull the edges of the dough to wrap the filling & give shape of kachori.  
  • Heat oil (low flame) in kadhai, fry kachori until golden brown in color. Serve.  


IV. Potato and Mayonnaise Chaat
Servings: 2
Level: Beginner
Preparation time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time:  10 Minutes


Ingredients

  • 200 g Baby Potato, boiled (use with skin potato)
  • 1 tbsp Mix Dry Italian Herbs (Oregano, Basil, Thyme and Parsley)
  • 2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, chopped
  • Salt 
  • Black Pepper Powder
  • 60 g (4 tbsp) Dr. Oetker FunFoods Veg Mayonnaise Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Refined Flour
  • 2 tbsp Corn Flour
  • 50 ml Water
  • 100 ml Vegetable Oil
  • 2-3 no Spring Onion, chopped

Directions

  • Gently press the potatoes, using your hands and keep them aside.
  • For Cajun Spice Mix: In a bowl, add mix Italian herbs, red chilli powder, garlic, salt, and black pepper. Mix well.
  • In another bowl, add 1 tbsp mayonnaise, refined flour, corn flour, water and Cajun spice. Mix well until smooth mixture is formed. Add potatoes and gently mix.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai (medium flame) and deep fry above potatoes for 5 minutes or until crisp.
  • In a bowl, add spring onion, remaining mayonnaise and fried potatoes. Gently mix well and serve hot.






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