Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Apple-Paneer Toasts

My husband, Nisarg, comes home so hungry after the end of his workday that he attacks almost anything that is in vicinity and is edible. Along with that, he also wants something that is light, so that he can exercise/workout properly before we have dinner. This recipe fits right into that category, light and yet satisfying the appetite. 

2 apples (peeled,cored and sliced)
4 slices whole wheat / multigrain bread
1 cup orange juice
1/3 cup paneer(cottage cheese) (grated)
1 tbsp lemon juice 
8 cashew nuts
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
2 tbsp honey

  • Sprinkle lemon juice on the apple slices.
  • Pre-heat the oven at 300 F.
  • Toast the cashew nuts in the microwave for 60-90 seconds, till golden. Let cool and crush coarsely.
  • Heat a non-stick pan and gently poach the apple slices in the orange juice for about 10 minutes or until soft. Add more juice if needed. 
  • Cut the bread slices in half and toast them.
  • Mix paneer with crushed cashew nuts. 
  • Put about 4 apple slices on each bread slice and cover with paneer-cashew mixture. Sprinkle cinnamon powder and put in the oven for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Drizzle the honey on the toasts and serve.

Because this dish is novel and delicious, children and adolescents enjoy eating it. My younger cousins and my nephew-niece really love it. The ingredients used in the food such as honey, oranges, apples, cinnamon etc. are rich in their nutritive values as well, making it ideal for children's snacks.
Madhavi has organized Children's Day Event in her blog, and this recipe is perfect for it!!



SriLekha said...

first time to ur blog! and it is so nice!
really children will ove this recipe!
join in the sweet event going in my blog!

Gopi Shah said...

Hey Chandani, this is different type of recipe...will try it soon.

Dhara said...

nw this seems good!!!

Chandani said...

welcome to the blog Srilekha..I'll send something to the sweet event!!
Gopi, do try and let me know how it turns out:)
thanks Dhara:) btw, do give me suggestions about what I should post!!

Shillu said...

My first visit to your blog. lovely one :)

Chandani said...

Thanks a lot Shillu:)

Vibaas said...

Hi Chandani, Thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment. You have a nice blog and this recipe sounds like something my boys would love.

Btw, i saw your interests in your are my kinda girl :-)

DEESHA said...

thatz a new recipe for me .. looks really nice

Malar Gandhi said...

Thats really very interesting recipe. You are very innovative...nice one, dude. Thanks for following my blog dear.

Monal said...

This is really cool one :-) would love to eat it.

Madhoo.S.Gargya said...

Thanks Chandani for stopping by my blog...This is my first time to ur blog and you have some new & innovative recipes...very nice.

Sunshinemom said...

This is novel! So easy too. I am sure the kids will love to assemble this when they get back from school!

Thanks for visiting me Chandani. I know I would have come here surfing anyway sometime, but it is really good to get here early:) BTW, I see so many people here whom I need to know:)

Purva Desai said...

They are yummy sweet and sour toasts. I am sure kids will love them

Chandani said...

@vibhas, thanks a lot:) i try my best to keep up with my interests:)), not sure if you can do that with kids around!!
thanks deesha, monal, purva, malar!!
madhoo, sunshinemom thanks for dropping by:)

Sujatha said...

my first visit to your blog.. and you got a great start of yummy recipes :) Keep it going :)