Table of contents
- Social Media Food Hacks
- Recipes we can make using Bread Crumbs
Food is constantly evolving. If you are on any social media platform then you’d know how people are constantly discovering new ways of eating food. They add new ingredients or cook it in a different way which they claim makes it much better in taste.
But nothing beats some of the traditional ways of cooking food. Like slow cooking, some of the Indian dishes just add that extra flavor. We at Delhi Deli Cafe know the importance of preserving some of the traditional Indian ways of cooking tasty, delicious, and nutritious food. So, if you are ready to change your perception of Indian Food do visit and leave the rest to us. We are sure to wow you with our interesting and lips-smacking Indian flavors.
However, if you use social media and TikTok you may find that sometimes we actually do come across some food hacks or an easier way of cooking that will actually blow your mind. Some of the hacks show us how to use or open certain products which were intended to be used that way but no one knew. So, Social media can be very helpful at times too.
Out of all these food hacks, we will mention a few to you with our verdict on whether it is worth a try or nah.
Social Media Food Hacks
Lemon juice and toothpick
I am sure you must have seen the video of a girl holding up a lemon and piercing the lemon with a toothpick. The traditional way of extracting the lemon juice is by slicing the lemon in half and squeezing it to get the juice out. But according to this hack, you pierce the lemon on the bottom, squeeze the lemon and you will get lemon juice without seeds and a knife.
Now here’s the problem. In a kitchen, you are more likely to find a knife than a toothpick. Also, even if you manage to find a toothpick and pierce the lemon, it is going to take an immense amount of strength to squeeze the lemon juice out. The traditional way is used for centuries for a reason. If the seeds are your concern then consider using a hand lemon squeezer over this hack.
Halfing many cherry tomatoes in one go
There’s this technique of cutting many cherry tomatoes at once. So basically, you take a plastic lid and place cherry tomatoes on it. Then place another plastic lid on top of these cherry tomatoes to hold it in place. Then take a sharp knife and slice the cherry tomatoes horizontally. Now, this hack could work for sure but you will need a very sharp knife along with a nice grip on the plastic lids so that the cherry tomatoes don’t roll out. Overall, just slice your tomatoes the normal way, this hack isn’t it.
Peeling garlic skin
Over the years, we have seen so many tricks and techniques to peel garlic skin. The microwaving to remove the peel hack. This is where you microwave the garlic and the peel magically comes out or use a spoon to peel the garlic. The most famous one is where they put the garlic in a jar and close the lid. Then they shake it for thirty seconds and when they open it all the peel has been separated. Do any of these work? Absolutely not. It isn’t even worth your time and effort.
Using cola instead of eggs
Many people are always on the lookout for the next best vegetarian recipe that does not require you to use eggs. Especially during baking cakes and pastries. So in this hack, you see a woman use sprite instead of eggs to make a cake. Does it work? Surprisingly this hack does work. But the cakes taste awful. They turn out to be overly sweet and taste too gummy for anyone to like the taste. So in the end, this hack does not work, unfortunately.
Fluffy cloud bread
You must have definitely seen a variety of these cloud bread on your social media more than once. The recipe is simple but the main attraction of this is the fluffy texture of the bread. All you need to do to make this is take the egg whites, and sugar and whisk it till it froths. Bake this batter in the oven and your cloud bread is ready. This hack works. However, the taste is quite eggy and not in a nice way. You can feel the eggy taste and the sugar taste. Maybe adding a bit of vanilla extract would make this recipe work better.
Genius Tortilla Hack
Now this one is definitely one of the greatest kitchen hacks. If not a tortilla, try this with a chapati. Divide this is four equal sections. Make a small slit in the middle of two quadrants. Now take four of your favorite fillings. We recommend avocado, a sauce/chutney you like, corn/ chicken/ vegetable/ egg, cheese and mayonnaise/ rice/ spicy tuna. Now, start folding the tortilla in a triangle shape overlapping each side, and tada! Your tasty quesadilla is ready. Does this hack work? Yes. Does it taste good? Absolutely yes! Especially because you get to add your favorite ingredients to this.
Your easiest pasta
This hack tells you the easiest way to eat pasta. However, this does require an oven and a baking dish. Uunifeta pasta is a viral Finnish pasta recipe. So, we start by placing cherry tomato and a block of Feta cheese in the middle of a baking tray. Then we sprinkle some olive oil, pepper, and salt and if you wish to you may add oregano, chili flakes, and garlic. Bake the mixture till the tomatoes are caramelized and the Feta cheese turns brown. Once, this happens remove the mixture out and mix them together and your creamy pasta sauce is ready. Just add your favorite pasta to this and enjoy!
Chocolate lava cake
This is your 20 min chocolate lava cake hack which you can make at home easily. To start, take chocolate chips and butter and melt them. Mix them together. Add flour, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and milk. Mix them together. Put it in an oven-safe bowl that is greased and baked. Your chocolate lava cake is ready!
The best cheese sandwich
Yes, we know, making cheese sandwiches is very easy. All you have to do is put cheese in the middle of two slices of bread and toast it. Sure, it does taste nice. But what if you could make it tastier? So to make this tasty mixture, take cream cheese, grated cheese (cheddar), a little bit of heavy cream, and salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl add mayonnaise, salt, and minced garlic and mix them together. On top of the sandwich put two slices of cheese (cheddar), two slices of provolone, and one spoon of the cream cheese spread. Close the sandwich and coat the outside of the bread with garlic mayo. Fry this sandwich in a skillet. You will guaranteed bee in cheese heaven from the first bite itself.
Tasty garlic spread
This is probably the easiest garlic spread hack. Take a bulb of garlic and chop off the top of the cloves. Sprinkle some olive oil on top and wrap it in aluminum foil. Bake it in an oven. Squeeze the bulb and the garlic will ooze out. Combine this roasted garlic with salt, pepper, and some olive oil for an amazing taste! You can spread this mixture on top of your bread and make one delicious sandwich.
And if you to try something different and challenge your taste buds to some delicious Indian Food you can come to visit Delhi Deli. We provide our beloved customers with tasty food made from quality ingredients that are sure to awe you.
Recipes we can make using bread crumbs
Talking about hacks made for food it makes work for you or won’t work for you. Some are useless while some actually deliver the promised results. Bread crumbs fall in the latter section. You can make a variety of dishes from bread crumbs and they will be delicious and crunchy at the same time. The recipe to make bread crumbs at home is very easy too. Just freeze the bread and put it in a mixer and grind. You will get the bread crumbs. Alternatively, you can also purchase bread crumbs online or from a store near you. There are many recipes that use bread crumbs but we are going to list the top best recipes.
For this recipe, we are going to make the chicken first. The recipe for the bread crumbs is mentioned above. So, we start by marinating the chicken. You can use your favorite spices for marination or select one from our selected spices. Our choices include (red chili powder, salt, turmeric, lemon, coriander powder, jeera powder (cumin), a little bit of hing (asafoetida), and garlic powder. Alternatively, you may use soy sauce, chili sauce, and vinegar if you would a little more east Asian taste. Marinate this mixture for a minimum of thirty minutes. Ready the breadcrumbs by adding a little bit of salt and chili powder. Dip the chicken in egg and then coat it entirely with breadcrumbs.
Repeat this step one more time and then deep fry the chicken till golden. Your fried chicken is ready!
To make the aloo Tikki, we first boil the aloo (potato). After the potatoes are boiled take them out and peel the outer layer. Mash the potatoes. At this point, you may add your favorite veggies too to enhance the taste. You can add vegetables like carrots (finely chopped), peas, onion (also finely chopped), or any other veggie you like. You can stir-fry these veggies with the spices mentioned below. If you would like your aloo Tikki without veggies, then just skip this step. To this add spices.
We recommend red chili powder, salt, cumin powder (jeera powder), coriander powder, garlic and ginger paste, and chaat masala. You can add freshly chopped coriander to your aloo Tikki. To this batter add bread crumbs and rice flour. Blend this mixture together. Your aloo tikki batter is done! You will need to deep-fry or pan-fry the Tikki. It is usually served with a side of mint chutney or sauce. You can also use it as a Tikki for your burger. It’s very versatile. But if you want tasty Aloo Tikki that too made with the best ingredients, you can visit Delhi Deli and have a tasty Aloo Tikki made with love and served with care.
To make chicken Tikki we start by mincing the chicken. Take a bowl and wish some eggs in it. Set this aside. Take the minced chicken and start adding spices. You can add salt, red chili powder, jeera powder, turmeric powder, and ginger garlic paste and mix it with the chicken. To this mixture add breadcrumbs with a little salt to taste. If the mixture is too sticky feel free to add more bread crumbs. Then divide the batter and shape it into a patty. Pan fry these patties, till both sides turn golden brown. You serve this with mint chutney or with tomato chutney or any other chutney you prefer.
Hara Bhara Kebab
Hara Bhara Kebab is a very healthy snack and appetizer. It is vegan, gluten-free, and very tasty. They are easy to make and go very well with a cup of tea. To make these, we need palak and potatoes (boiled with the peel off). In a pan fry some green chilies along with some ginger and add green peas. Sautee the green peas till they turn tender. Then sautee the spinach with the peas. Blend the sauteed mixture in a mixer along with some coriander to a smooth paste. For the dough, take the potatoes and salt, garam masala, and lemon juice. Add some roasted gram flour along with bread crumbs and mix them together to form a nice dough. If you want crispier patties, try adding more breadcrumbs.
Divide this dough and flatten it into the shape of a kebab. Pan-fry this kebab till golden brown on both sides. And done! This is usually served with mint chutney or sauce. Also, a cup of hot masala tea goes beautifully with this dish.
Some other dishes that use breadcrumbs are Chicken Kebab, Cheese corn balls, Fried mozzarella sticks, Baked Buffalo chicken, crispy fish fries, and many more. Using breadcrumbs will make your dishes crispier and tastier. For trying all of these Indian dishes you can visit Delhi Deli and be ready to absolute fall in love with Indian food!