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I am a member of several food groups on Facebook. On one such group a member had posted this video on chilli pizza star. The ready pizza was such a visual treat that I bookmarked the video immediately. It took me a while before I got around to making it. However, I followed only the technique to get the star shape. The toppings can vary according to personal preferences. I chose to make a veg pizza.


This is what you need

Pizza base: 1 (readymade)

Tomato purée: 3tbsp

Cheddar cheese: 1/2 cup (grated)

Mozzarella cheese: 1/2 cup (grated)

Pizza toppings of your choice. I used thinly sliced red onions, mushrooms, red peppers, pineapple and jalapeños

Seasoning: Oregano and Chilli flakes (optional)

Dipping sauce: Optional

Let’s get cooking

1. Place the pizza base on a sheet of grease proof paper.

2. Make 3 cuts with a pizza cutter in the centre of the dough,  this will create a star shape that will give you 6 triangles of dough to fold outwards towards the edge.

3. Around the outer edge of the pizza spread the tomato purée, leaving the centre untouched (where he slits end)

4. Add the onions, mushrooms, red peppers, pineapple and jalapeños.

5. Sprinkle the cheese, both cheddar and mozzarella along with oregano and chilli flakes.

6.  Slowly lift one of the triangles from the centre and overlap it with the corresponding outside edge of the pizza. Continue until you have completed the pizza.

7. Bake at around 250deg C for 20 minutes or until lightly browned and the cheese has melted.

8. Serve hot with a dip of your choice.


Approximate preparation and cooking time: 45 minutes

Serves: 2







I have always been a great fan of sizzlers, especially this restaurant in Bombay called Yokos! Got nostalgic today and decided to make sizzlers at home. Though the recipe is lengthy, the actual cooking doesn’t take as much time. The last time I made Prawn sizzler in pepper sauce it was a big hit at home and anything spicy sauce always works. So happy cooking!!

This is what you’ll need

For the Chilli Garlic sauce

Paneer: 250gms (cut into bite sized pieces)

Green chillies: 3 (finely chopped)

Dried red chillies: 2 (cut into bits)

Garlic: 10-12 cloves (finely chopped)

Green pepper: 3tbsp (finely chopped)

Tomato ketchup: 2tbsp

Soya sauce: 2tbsp

Chilli sauce: 2tbsp

Vinegar: 1tbsp

Sugar: 1tsp

Cornflour: 1tbsp dissolved in 1 glass of water

Salt and pepper to taste

Oil: 2tsp

For the noodles

Noodles: 200gms

Spring onions: 3

Mushrooms: 3

Carrot: 1

Green pepper: 1/2

Soya sauce: 2tsp

Green chillies: 2

Chilli sauce: 1tsp

Vinegar: 1tsp

Salt and pepper to taste

Oil: 1tsp

For the vegetables

Onions: 1

Beans: 4-5

Carrot: 1/2

Cabbage: 2 leaves

Spinach: Feww leaves

Baby corn: 4

Salt to taste

Let’s get cooking

Chilli Garlic sauce:

1. Heat oil in a pan and saute the garlic, green chillies and dried red chillies for a minute.

2. Add the sauces and fry for another minute.

3. Add the salt and pepper, along with the paneer and cook for a minute, until the paneer pieces are well coated with the sauce.

4. Add the cornflour paste , green peppers and bring to a boil. Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes and keep the sauce aside.


1. Boil the noodles as per pack instructions, drain and keep aside.

2. Slice the vegetables and chop the green chillies.

3. Heat the oil in a wok and add the green chillies. Fry for a minute.

4. Add the vegetables and fry on high flame for 2 minutes.

5. Add the sauces, salt and pepper. Fry for another minute.

6. Add the noodles and mix well. Keep aside.


1. Chop the onions into medium sized pieces, the carrots into roundels, beans into half and slice the baby corn.

2. Heat oil in a pan and toss in the vegetables (except onions). Cook until done. Remove and keep aside.

3. In the same pan fry the onions until they are brown. Do the same with the cabbage leaves.

To assemble the Paneer Sizzler:

1. Take a sizzler pan and heat it.

2. To one side arrange the noodles.

3. Vegetables in the centre and the paneer to the other side. Spread the sauce over the entire dish.

4. Top with browned onions and serve hot!

Approximate preparation and cooking time: 50 minutes

Serves: 4








Tibbs Frankie at Shivaji Park has and always will be one of my most favourite street food! One thing I never miss having every time on my trip to India is Tibbs Frankie. I have made Chicken Frankie earlier and that turned out quite good. This time thought of trying out a vegetarian version of the famous Tibbs Frankie!

This is what you’ll need

For the filling

Paneer: 250gms

Onions: 2 (small)

Ginger garlic paste: 1tsp each

Tomato puree: 5tbsp

Bell pepper: 1/2

Green chillies: 2

Chilli powder: 1tsp

Amchur: 1/2tsp

Frankie Masala Powder : 2tbsp (if not, use Coriander powder: 2tsp, Cumin powder: 1tsp, and Garam masala: 1/2tsp)

Tamarind paste: 1tsp

Salt to taste

Oil: 2tsp

One raw onion finely chopped for filling

For the wraps

Wheat flour: 1 cup

Flour: 1 cup

Salt to taste

Butter: To cook the wrap (roti)

Let’s get cooking

1. Cut the paneer into one inch cubes. Chop the onions, green chillies and bell pepper finely.

2. Heat oil in a pan and saute the onions along with the ginger garlic paste and green chilli until transparent.

3. Add the frankie masala/ dry powders and fry again.

4. Mix in the tomato puree and fry for a few more minutes.

5. Add the bell pepper, along with the paneer pieces and a little water. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. (Do not over cook, as paneer pieces will crumble)

6. Add the salt and tamarind paste. Bring to a boil. The mixture should not be completely dry. Use this as filling.

For the wraps

1. Knead the flour along with salt to a dough.

2. Roll out into thick chappatis.

3. Brush both sides with butter and fry on a tava until both sides are evenly brown.

4. Put in the filling along with a spoonful of the chopped onions, roll and serve hot.

Approximate preparation and cooking time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4

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