4 Fusion Recipes You Must Try This Festive Season

Legendary chef-late Tarla Dalal's daughter Renu Dalal shared delectable fusion recipes with India.com.

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The festive season is knocking on our doors and it's time to treat your tastebuds to some delicious delicacies. Legendary chef-late Tarla Dalal's daughter Renu Dalal shared delectable fusion recipes with India.com. Dalal's food style is fusion and innovative, combining flavors from all over the world with techniques of traditional Indian cuisine.

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Check out fusion recipes by Renu Dalal:

Mexican Pani Puri

Mexican Pani Puri

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A fusion of Mexican and Indian cuisine, pani puri made in a Mexican style can be eaten as a starter, snack or main course. Jalapenos, watermelon juice with jaljeera powder add to the flavours of the tomato pani.

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Soaking time 8 hours, Preparation time - 50 minutes

Cooking time 15 minutes, Serves - 25 to 30 puris

Ingredients

For the filling

For the pani (water)

Method

For the pani

  1. Boil the tomatoes in just enough water to soften them. Allow them to

    cool, peel and cut into pieces.

  2. Add the jalape os and blend in a mixer.
  3. Strain the mixture to remove the seeds.
  4. To the mixture add the cold water, salt, chilli powder, jaljeera powder

    and watermelon juice.

  5. Refrigerate the pani.
  6. Mix the pani thoroughly before serving.

For the filling

Mix the red kidney beans, potatoes and yellow corn with olive oil, salt and chilli flakes.

To serve

  1. Put a small quantity of the filling in a puri.
  2. Dip it in the chilled water and eat immediately.
  3. Alternatively, you can serve the puris with the filling and the chilled water in small glasses. You can eat the puri first and drink the chilled water from the glass.

Pineapple Rice

Ingredients

Method

For the white beans

  1. Soak the white beans in 2 cups of water for 4 hours.
  2. Add enough water to the white beans and cook in a pressure cooker till

    done.

For the pineapple

  1. Scoop out the flesh of the pineapple.
  2. Cut the pineapple into small pieces and keep 1 cup of chopped

    pineapple aside. (The pineapple should be sweet).

  3. In a non-stick vessel heat the olive oil, add the oregano and fry for half

    a minute.

  4. Add the rice, pineapple and white beans and cook for 3 minutes.
  5. Add the cashew nuts, raisins and salt to taste, mix well.
  6. Place the rice in the empty pineapple shell and serve hot.

Cucumber And Cherry Tomato Raita With Pesto Sauce

Cucumber And Cherry Tomato Raita With Pesto Sauce

The pesto sauce adds a delicious taste to the raita.

Ingredients

To garnish

Method

  1. In a bowl stir the curd till they form a smooth texture.
  2. Add the cucumber, cherry tomatoes, pesto sauce, and salt to taste. Mix well.
  3. Garnish with cherry tomatoes.
  4. Refrigerate and serve cold.

Waffle Idli Delight

Waffle Idli Delight

Waffles with a difference! They are made out of idli batter, with a potato topping. It makes a delicious breakfast, midday meal or starter. It can be made in a jiffy for family and friends.

Preparation time - 20 minutes

Cooking time - 10 minutes Serves - 4 to 6

Ingredients

For the waffles

For the potato filling

Method

For the waffles

  1. Heat the waffle iron till the ready button comes on.
  2. With a kitchen brush apply oil on both sides of the waffle iron.
  3. Pour the idli batter into the waffle iron.
  4. Cook the batter in the waffle iron for approximately 3 minutes or until the waffle is ready.
  5. Remove the waffle from the iron.

For the potato filling

  1. Peel the potatoes and chop them into small pieces.
  2. Heat the oil, add the chopped onions, curry leaves, turmeric powder, mustard seeds and asafoetida and stir fry for 1 minute.
  3. Add the potatoes and salt to taste.
  4. Cook for 2 minutes and the potato filling will be ready.

To serve

  1. Cut the waffles into square pieces.
  2. Spread some green coriander chutney on top of each square.
  3. Add a small serving of the potato vegetable on top.
  4. Serve hot.

Option

Instead of the green coriander chutney, you can use Red Kashmiri Mirch Chutney.

To continue her mother's legacy, Renu Dalal has come up with two books; Modern Vegetarian Recipes and Simple and Delicious Vegetarian Recipes. She believes that vegetarian food is the future as vegetarian cuisine is popular, nutritious, and wholesome and has been in the forefront since the beginning of Covid. Everyone wants something unique on the table, and a fusion of cultures produces the most exciting meals, so here are some great vegetarian fusion recipes shared by Renu Dalal.

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Published Date:September 30, 2021 5:31 PM IST

Updated Date:September 30, 2021 5:31 PM IST

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