Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Gujarati Khakra Recipe



The land of gourmets, garba, gathiya and Gandhi…yes that’s Gujarat ! With Amitabh Bachan endorsing the the states tourism and appealing with the tag line "ek din to guzariye Gujarat mein" (Spend at least a in Gujarat), we are tempted to take a look at the flamboyance of the state, it's people and obviously it's cuisine.





Gujarat boasts of a rich culture and heritage. Though, with changing times the state has prospered and is on the path of development, its people are strongly bound by their ancient value system.


The state has been blessed with a rich tradition of performing arts. The various song, dance and drama forms practiced in Gujarat are famous throughout India. The famous garba (dance type) is something every Gujarati will break into when expressing happiness.

Simple, practical, sweet, Gujarati cuisine truly reflects the heart of the state and it's people.
Gujarati cuisine is one of the the oldest culinary treasures of India and is primarily vegetarian.  

Today let us all celebrate the flamboyance of Gujarati food with Khakra recipe. 
Khakra is the staple snack always available in every Gujarati household. It's light and crispy so much that you just can't stop with one.



Ingredients

  1. Whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta) - 1  1/2 cup
  2. salt to taste
  3. Oil - 1 1/2 tbsp


Method

  • Combine the flour, salt and 1 tbsp of oil in a bowl and knead into a soft dough using enough water. Keep aside for 15 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into 4 equal portions and roll out each portion into very thin rounds with help of a little flour.
  • Cook each khakhra lightly for a few seconds on both sides on a tawa (griddle).
  • Apply a little oil and cook again on a slow flame until crisp using little pressure with help of a cloth.
  • Remove from the flame and allow to cool.
  • Store in an air-tight jar.


Monday, 1 December 2014

Kheema Spring Rolls Recipe

Spring rolls may have Chinese origin but when they reached India they were adopted by the Indians & Coloured in the flavours of India. So we made them spicier, tangier, crispier & of course fried! Just the way we love it!

This dish is loved by people across all age groups, be it my grand ma, my mom, me, or my nephew! Spring rolls are just so yummm... Today I was driving back from office while it was drizzling. Rain and Long drive are great accompaniments, Trust me! And where these two get the partnership of a roadside dhaba's fried items (Street food) they get even better & or should I say just the BEST!

And this time I took Kheema Spring roll from the  Dhaba (Motel). Later I was wondering why not prepare for every one & enjoy in the evening & so I am here with Kheema Spring rolls.



Ingredients for filling of Kheema Spring Rolls
Minced Meat (Beef or Mutton/lamb) 250 gram
Onion, finely chopped 1cup
Green chillies, chopped 4
Ginger paste 1 tsp. 
Garlic paste 1 tsp. 
Salt to taste
Black pepper  ½ tsp
Coriander leaves, finely chopped 1 Small Bowl
Lemon juice 2 tsp. 
Tandoori masala 1 tsp.
Turmeric pinch
Garam Masala 1 Pinch
Red chili flakes or powder 1 tsp
Oil 1 tbsp
Ingredients for dough of Kheema Spring Rolls:
Flour  2 cups
Ghee  6 tbsp
Salt  ½ tsp
Water  to knead

Additional Ingredients

Oil                                                                    For deep frying
Green Coriander Chutney                                 As needed

Method of Making Kheema Spring Rolls / Recipe:

Heat a pan and add butter. When it starts to sizzle, add the onions and let them fry whilst stirring until translucent. Add the remaining ginger and garlic, stir for a minute then add the minced meat. Stir-fry it whilst breaking it up using a wooden spoon, until the meat changes color to brown.

Add the red chili flakes or powder, tandoori masala, black pepper, Turmeric & Garam Masala & cook together with the meat until all the moisture from the meat is gone. Adjust salt and chili. 


Make sure you dry the mixture as much as possible. Once done, add the lemon juice and sprinkle coriander leaves with chopped green chillies. You can smoke it for a bbq aroma/flavor. The filling of kheema spring rolls is ready for use.

Now lets mix all the ingredients of the dough. knead into a soft dough & keep aside for about an hour.
Divide the dough into small portions & roll them on a rolling board.

Now roll the soft rotis around the kheema by placing it in the center. You need to carefully seal the ends, else the filling comes out..

Now heat oil in a pan and deep fry the kheema rolls till golden brown. Take a plate and place tissue papers on it. remove the fried kheema rolls on this plate.

This helps remove excess oil from the kheema rolls. Finally take a sharp knive and cut the rolls into 2 inch spring rolls.

Serve hot with Green Chutney and win accolades.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Vada Pav (Potato Fritter Sandwich) Recipe

The Vada Pav or the Potato Fritter Sandwich is the heart of the Mumbai street food. Crispy vadas stuffed inside the soft pav (bun) with the spicy red powder made of dry coconut, ginger and red chilies sprinkled inside is a treat to your tasted buds when served with red and green chutneys along with onions and chilies. Oops I am hungry again!

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Hmm these Vada Pavs or Batata Vadas as they are known over there are the identity of Maharastrian Snacks. Whether you are a kid, a teen ager or an 80 year old you can’t stop our self from having it! These vada pavs would for sure be in your favorite chaat list if you have ever had them.

The smell of the hot vadas pulls you like magnet when you pass by the Mumbai streets. At the beginning I was a little hesitant to have them but once I had one Voila! It was a roller coaster ride for my taste senses. That one small dish had it all the sweet, the sour, the tangy, the soft, the crispy! So many flavors in that one bite were amazing.

Being a foodie as I am I couldn’t resist myself to learn how to make these Vada Pavs and was headed to the same destination again my neighbor Aunty!
She, I must tell you is a marvelous cook and a wonderful person too. She not only made it for me but also promised to share all her cooking secrets and recipes with me and I would for sure share them all with you guys.

So friends are you ready to have this healthy, easy, yummy, tangy, spicy sandwich made of potato balls and various chutneys.

Ingredients for Vada:



Ingredients

Quantity

Potatoes( boiled & meshed)(aloo) 6 large
Green chilies (hari mirch) 6 finely chopped
Garlic (lasan) Paste  1 tea spoon
Ginger (adrak) Paste 1/2 tea spoon
Onion 1/2 cup finely chopped
Coriander Leaves 1/2 bunch chopped
Mustard Seed (Rai) 1/2 tea spoon
Cumin Seed 1/4 tea spoon
Asafoetida 1/4 tea spoon
Curry Leaves 1 spring ( around 6-7)
Red Chili Powder 1 tea spoon
Turmeric Powder 1/2 tea spoon
Cumin Powder (Dry & Roasted) 1/2 tea spoon
Oil 2-3 tea spoon
Salt to taste
Lemon Juice 1/2 tea spoon
Rock salt (optional) 1/4 tea spoon

Ingredients for Coating of Vada:



Ingredients

Quantity

Bengal Gram/Chickpea Flour 1 & 1/4 Cup
Soda Bicarbonate/Baking Soda a small pinch
Rice Flour 1 table Spoon
Turmeric Powder 1/4 tea spoon
Red Chili Powder 1/2 tea spoon
Salt  to taste
Oil 1 table Spoon
Yogurt (optional) 1/4 cup
Water as needed

Ingredients for Red-Dry Powder:


Ingredients

Quantity

Dry/Desiccated Coconut(grated) 3 table spoon
Red Chili Powder 2 tea spoon
Garlic (lasan) 4-6 cloves chopped
Oil 1 table spoon
Gram flour crumbs/ besan boondi (optional) 1/2 cup
Salt to taste

Other Ingredients:

Pav ( bun/dinner rolls/hamburger) - 8-10 Pav

Method/Process/Instruction for Making the Vada Stuffing:

Take a frying pan add oil to it. Once heated add cumin seeds, mustard seeds and Curry Leaves
After the seeds crackle add finely chopped Onion, Green chilies (hari mirch), Garlic (lasan) Paste and Ginger (adrak) Paste,
 After which add all the spices like Asafoetida, Red Chili Powder, Turmeric Powder, Cumin Powder (Dry & Roasted)
After which add salt and lime juice and sauté it till onions become translucent then add the mashed potatoes and  chopped coriander Leaves.
Mix all the ingredients properly and keep the filling aside to let it cool little.
Then divide the masala into 8-9 equal parts and make balls out of it.
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Vada Pav Recipe, Batata Vada Recipe, Potato Fritter Sandwich Recipe

Method/Process/Instruction for Making the Coating for Vada:

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Take a bowl put all the dry ingredients like Soda Bicarbonate/Baking Soda, Rice Flour, Turmeric Powder, and Red Chili Powder
Then heat 1 table spoon of oil pour it to the bowl and mix it well with the other ingredients
After which pour water as need to form a thick smooth paste and blend the batter well so that it is lump free
The batter shouldn’t be too thin or else the coating will not hold on to the stuffing.

Method/Process/Instruction for Making the Vada:

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Vada Pav Recipe, Batata Vada Recipe, Potato Fritter Sandwich Recipe
Take frying pan (6-qt. Dutch oven to a depth of 2”) ad
Take the potato balls dip them into the batter and put them in the oil one after the other as shown in the image.
Keep turning it with a frying spoon
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d oil for deep frying and heat it in the medium flame.
Fry it until they go golden as shown in the image. Instead of deep frying you can also make it in a paniyaram pan (which will consume less oil and be easy to cook) as shown in the figure below:

But I have deep fried it, and then transfer it to an absorbent paper and let the excess oil drain.

Method/Process/Instruction for Making the Red Powder:

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Grind all the ingredients (that is the dry coconut, garlic, red chili powder, oil and salt) together to make a powder out of it. If you want you can also add the besan boondi crumbs left out while making the vada.

Method/Process/Instruction for Assembling the Vada Pav:

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Vada Pav Recipe, Batata Vada Recipe, Potato Fritter Sandwich Recipe
Take a pav (dinner rolls, hamburger) cut it open (while cutting make sure that it is intact from the other side just like a shell)
Apply sweet red chutney on one side and green mint chutney on the other (optional)
Then take the already prepared vada (potato balls) press it a little and place it inside the pav( bun) sprinkle the red coconut-garlic powder and chopped onions or green chilies if you want.
Finally close the pav and take a big bite
Do share your views about the bite you just took!

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Kanda Poha Recipe Mumbai Style (Beaten Rice Flakes)

The kanda poha (onion with beaten rice flakes) is a very healthy dish and takes almost no time to cook Poha or Pohe is the most loved breakfast of the Maharastrians.The Pohas are easily found in Mumbai (economic capital of India)and are the best suited snack for the fast life style over there.
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These Pohas are the best option when you are very hungry, don’t want to cook much and still want to eat healthy that too something with a yummy taste to it! The pohas are like “you can never have them just once” types.
Make these pohas once and you would be tempted very soon to have them again.These light and health pohas are also a good option for  tea time snacks and can be consumed along with the roasted nuts, crispy chips or any other crispy stuff of your choice.
Though the Indian food is known for its oiliness and high on fats this poha will for sure change your notion about the Indian delicacies.

These yummy Pohas are a good option for kids too.You can instantly make them whenever the kids are hungry and want something light before the lunch or supper; you can also easily pack them for their School Tiff-in.

Whether you are a fan of Indian Cuisine or not I am sure you would love this healthy yet tangy Pohas.
So enjoy cooking and eating the maharastrians( people who live in Maharashtra, India) all time favorite snack the Kanda Poha. This fast food is also very nutritious and easy to digest.

I myself love these pohas and that’s the reason I have chosen to share my Aunts recipe. Hey! Don’t miss out on this healthy yet tasty dish made of beaten rice flakes with onions, chilies and mustard seed along with that subtle flavor of lime; it is a perfect bowl of taste for any season.

You can add your own flavors to it by mix and match. Would love to hear about your version of the Kanda Poha, below is mine with the pictorial instructions.

Ingredients for Making Poha:


Ingredients

Quantity

Beaten Rice flakes( dhada poha/chidua) 2 cup
Oil  1 table spoon
Mustard Seeds( rai) 1/2 teas spoon
Onion 1/2 cup finely chopped
Green Chili 1 tea spoon finely chopped
Curry Leaves 8-10 leaves
Turmeric Powder 1/2 teas spoon
Asafoetida a pinch
Garam Masala a pinch
Coriander/Cilantro 4-5 tea spoon chopped
Freshly Grated Coconut (optional) 6-7 tea spoon
Nylon Sev (optional) 4 tea spoon
Lemon juice 2-3 tea spoon
Salt to taste

Method of Making Poha/Powa:

Take the rice flakes, clean it, wash it and soak it in water, drain it and keep it aside for around 8-10 minutes.
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Take frying pan (preferably non-stick) put oil to it and heat it.
Then add mustard seeds, curry leaves( kadi pata), chopped onions & green chilies.
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Then add dry powder as specified like the Turmeric Powder, Garam Masala and salt
After which add coriander and grated coconut to it, then mix them along with lime juice.
Finally add the beaten rice flakes and mix all the ingredients well.

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The Pohas are all set; put them in a nice bowel and garnish them with coriander leaves, grated coconut, lemon wedges and green chilies.
Voila! The Pohas are ready to be served.
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Thursday, 18 July 2013

Indian Vegetarian Stuffed Aloo Paratha Recipe

The king of all the Indian parathas is the rich Punjabi Aloo Paratha. These aaloo parathas are very popular in north india and are the most sought after breakfast over there; whether its ghar(house), dhaba( motel) or a big hotel these parathas are always in demand. In fact you have a complete lane in Delhi (capital of India) dedicated to parathas called the Paratha Wali Gali where the restaurants serve more than 100 types of parathas and yet the aloo paratha tops the chart.

These parathas/parothas are also the most loved dish of the heroes in the Bollywood movies, whether it was Aamir Khan in Rang De Basanti or Shahrukh Khan in Main Hoon Na, these parathas have always been patrons of Bollywood mothers’ for showing love towards their kids and has been popularized a lot.
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These mouthwatering parathas are my personal favorites too. I live in Hyderabad which is in the southern side of the country and thus these parathas are like special occasion dish for us.
Our neighbors are north Indians and the Auntie makes yummy parathas. So, I thought why not share her recipe with you guys. Thus, here I am presenting to you the Royal Punjabi Aloo Paratha Recipe.
You can make it with less oil/ghee but, let me be honest  the royal taste of aloo paratha comes only when you use oil, ghee and butter in the required quantity this is what the Auntie told me!

Ingredients for Making Aloo Paratha:

For Filling/stuffing:

Ingredients

Quantity

Potatoes( boiled & meshed) 250 gm( around three large)
Cooking Oil(tel) 1 table spoon
Onion (pyax) 1 finely chopped/grated
Ginger(adrak) 1/4 tea spoon paste/finely chopped
Garlic (lasan)(optional) 1/4 tea spoon paste/finely chopped
Green Chili (hari mirch) 3-4 finely chopped
Coriander/Cilantro Leaves  3-4 table spoon finely chopped
Red Chili Powder 1/4 tea spoon 
Coriander Seed (dhaniya) 1 tea spoon
Cumin Powder( dried & roasted) 1 tea spoon
Cumin Seed (jeera) 1/2 tea spoon
Turmeric (haldi) 1/2 tea spoon
Garam Masala 1/2 tea spoon
Coriander Powder 1/2 tea spoon
Dry Mango Powder (aamchur) 1/2 tea spoon
Salt ( namak) to taste( 1 teaspoon approx.)
Rock/Red/Black Salt 1/4 tea spoon

For Dough:

Ingredients

Quantity

wholewheat flour (attaa) 500 grams( around 3 cups)
Water 300 ml. approx
Ghee/butter 2 tea spoon
Salt to taste( 1 tea spoon)
Carom Seeds(ajwain)  1/4 tea spoon
Oil  2-3 table spoon(for pan frying)


For Garnish:

Ingredients

Quantity

White Butter(makhan) 1/4 cup
Coriander Leaves 20-30 leaves 
Onions 1 chopped
Green Chili 10-15 (can chop if you want)

Serve with any of these:

  • Curd/Lassi
  • Mango Pickle


Method of Making Aloo Paratha

Instruction/Method of making the Dough: 

Note: Make the dough when potatoes are boiling & also keep three-four table spoon of flour aside for dusting the parathas’

Take large bowl add flour, salt and carom Seeds (ajwain) to it

Mix all the ingredients well with oil and then add the required amount water in order to make stiff dough; do knead it well for around 6-7 minutes.

And then keep it aside for 5-10 minutes (in the mean time you can make the filling)

Instruction/Method of making the filling:

Take frying pan put cooking oil (sunflower oil) and heat it.

After few minutes add cumin seed and coriander seed to it then ginger paste (add garlic paste only if you like the flavor it is not the part of the recipe)

Then add the finely chopped onions and green chili after which add the other power like red chili, turmeric, coriander powder, cumin powder, Garam Masala (if not then add chat masala) & Dry Mango Powder  or instead you can also use dried pomegranate seeds powder (anardana powder) in the specified quantity( you can make changes as per your need)

Finally add mashed potatoes and chopped coriander and both the salts and put it aside.
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Instruction/Method rolling out the Parathas:

Divide the dough into 10-11 equal roll (cover it with a moist cloth incase the temperature in you city is high)
Take a rolling board and sprinkle some flour on it
Dust one roll and place it on the board and then press it little with hand or roll it out, 8-10 cm approx. or take the roll in your hand and press it with you thumb to form a pouch as shown in the figure.
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Then place the filling in the center (around 1/10th part of the filling) of the rolled out dough/pouch (or else you can divide the filling into 10-11 equal balls and keep it ready)
Now take it in your palm and bring all the edges together to seal it as shown in the picture below
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Then place the filled roll on the rolling board and roll it into a circle. The filling might ooze out in case it happens just place it again to the circle and seal it, but you can avoid the oozing by using a light hand while rolling
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Though the perfect round looks good it will only come with practice. So, friends don’t worry about the perfect round shape of the parathas if you are a beginner, the shape might be anything this recipe just tastes yum in any shape.

Simultaneously heat the griddle/pan (take a non- stick pan (tawa) in case you are very health conscious and don’t like to add much oil in your calorie chart) {medium hot}

Instruction/Method for frying the Parathas:

Put one rolled paratha at a time on the heated griddle
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and flip it to the other side when you see little bubble/blisters rise and the color changes after turning brush oil/ghee all over it
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Then flip it again after 30 seconds and brush the oil to this side of the paratha too.
And apply pressure with a cloth or flat spatula for the parathas to cook evenly and fluff, it will also make it crispy.
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Finally the paratha will be done when both sides become crispy and turn out to be golden brown.
Remember to cook the parathas on medium heat only.
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It tastes best when served hot garnished with a knob of butter and fresh coriander leaves on the top along with chutneys (red chutney and green chutney) along with pickle and curd or lassi and the icing on the cake would be if chopped onion and green chilies are also served along with it!
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Note: You can make a bunch of it, cut into wedges it like pizza and serve it as a starter too.
Though it is great if served hot but if not then the parathas can be covered with aluminum foil and frozen they can be later de-frosted and re-heated prior serving

This was my Aunt’s recipe you can make it yours by adding and removing ingredients accordingly and can come up with wonderful recipe!


Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Instant Dates & Oats Kheer

The Holy Bibble Calls Dates as the "Tree of Life" & the Holy Quran says "It's the blessing from Paradise". Even if one is not looking at the health benefits, dates taste so yummmm & delicious that one cant refrain from consuming it.
Khajur aur Oarts ki Kheer

Since childhood I have seen Muslim families using dates extravagantly during the month of Ramazan. Infact they break their fast with this fruit. And I must admit the ripe, soft & juicy dates is something to die for.

So making a healthy tasty dish using dates (khajur) was my agenda. And as a lazy bum I didnt want to spend much time doing so. In my quest of an Instant tasty Dates food I stumbled upon this Dates - Oats Kheer.

So for the ones fasting & the even the ones who aren't I am here with a creamy, Sweet, healthy Kheer.


Ingredients of Making Kaju Oats Kheer:


1. Oats - 4 tbsp
2. Dates, ripe - 10 - 15
3. Almonds - 6
4. Milk - 4 cups
5. Nuts, chopped - To Garnish

Method of Making Kaju Oats Kheer:



1. Take a pan & dry roast oats till a nice nutty aroma comes.Keep aside
2. Chop the almonds roughly. Don't grind into fine powder.
3. Take 4 Almonds & make a paste by grinding.
4. Take the remaining 2 dates & finely chop them.
5. Boil the Milk in a thick bottomed pan. After a boil heat on low flame till milk reduces to half the quantity.
6. Grind the roasted oats.
7. Mix the chopped almonds, oats powder & Dates paste & blend to achieve a creamy consistency. your kheer is ready.
8. Refrigerate the kheer for about 20 - 30 mins.
9. Garnish with chopped dates & Nuts.

Eggless No Bake Coconut Chocolate Biscuit Rolls Recipe

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Chocolate Rolls
We all have grown up eating Marie biscuits during the tea/milk time. As a kid I used to see my grandfather dip it in the tea and eat it with the “chai ki chuski” even I liked to eat it the way he did and used to imitate him J


Slowly we grew up and those days faded away, now don’t even have the luxury to sit and spend tea evenings with our family on a working day, everything today is fast and easy.

So here I am with a an Instant, No Bake, Veg Choco - Coco Rolls made with the good old Marie biscuits!

Ingredients for outer Layer of Coconut Chocolate Biscuit Rolls: 


Ingredients

Quantity

Marie Biscuits 12-13 piece
Powdered Sugar 1 table spoon 
Cocoa Powder 1&1/2 table spoon
Milk (as needed) 4-5 table spoon

Ingredients for the filling of Coconut Chocolate Biscuit Rolls: 

Ingredients

Quantity

Coconut powder 1/4cup(Desiccated)
Vanilla Essence few drops
Melted Butter 1&1/2 table spoon
Powdered Sugar 1 table spoon 

Recipe of Coconut Chocolate Biscuit Rolls:


Take a small packet of Marie Gold Biscuit (fat free in case you are HEALTH conscious) with 12-14 pieces in it. Break them all into pieces
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Grind the broken pieces till it is finely powdered

Take a bowl add the powdered biscuits, 1 & ½ table spoon of cocoa powder, 1 table spoon of powdered sugar then slowly add milk approx. 1 table spoon at a time( around 3-4 table spoon) to form a pliable dough.

Now take another bowl put ¼ cup of desiccated coconut powder, add ½ cup of sugar to it also few drops of vanilla essence for flavor , mix all of them well.

Then, add the melted butter and again blend the batter which finally will turn out to be a sticky mixture.
Put the “Biscuit-Cocoa dough” on a rolling board roll it to make it smooth and round then elongate into a large circle like chapatti but a little thicker.

After which spread the coconut mixture all over it and make a roll out of it (just like stuffed rolls)
Pack both the ends of the roll, in case the roll breaks, then press the dough a little and continue rolling.
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Wrap the roll with the aluminum foil/wrapper and put it in the refrigerator for around 2 hours. Once it is set slice it as thick as you wish standard would be ½ inch thick approx.
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Yuppie the mouth watering chocolate rolls are ready to serve! Garnish it with coconut powder or icing sugar 


Note: You can also use powdered cashew or any other nuts or cream instead of desiccated coconut and condensed milk instead of milk in case you want it to be richer


Instant Chicken Chaat Recipe

Non veg Chaat
Chicken Chaat, err did I read or hear right; is the expression that almost all my friends gave till I actually served them with this dish. The response made me blush :) Documenting the response of some of them; to encourage you to make the same for your loved ones & let the compliments pour in.

"Your fusion food is the brand ambassador of Indian Chaat" - Shamita

"You are the emporer of Carnivorous Chaat lovers" - Nadia (P.s. this made me laugh)

Any way let me share the recipe with you.This again is the falls into the easy to make - with readily available ingredient, quick recipe.

Ingredients for making Chicken Chaat:


1. Boneless tandoori chicken  - 2
2. lemon juice - 2 tblsp
3. Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
4. Oil - 1 tblsp
5. Onions, Finely sliced  - 1 & 1/2 cup
6. Green chilies, Chopped - 2 tsp
7. Coriander leaves, chopped - 40 gms
8. chaat masala - 2 tsp
9. Salt -  to taste

Method of Making Chicken Chaat:


1. To make the lemon dressing, mix lemon juice with salt, chili powder and oil. Keep this dressing aside.
2. Mix the onions, green chilies, coriander leaves, chaat masala, shredded chicken tikka  pieces and the lemon dressing well.
4. Serve immediately, garnished with chopped coriander.


Tip: You can make the best of use of tandori chicken which was left over after the last nights gala dinner.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Banana croquettes Recipe

How to make Banana croquettesWho would not love to have crispy hot snacks, with a cuppa of tea when their is heavy downpour or even when its drizzling. Weekends up this craving all the more, add a few friends to gossips & it's a picture perfect Occasion.

Bring to all the yummmytummy members this Instant Make Banana croquettes Recipe, that requires very few ingredients, to cheer up your Monsoon Moments.

Ingredients for Making Banana croquettes:


1. Raw banana - 4

2. Potatoes - 2

3. Amchur powder - 1 tsp

4. Green Chilli, finely chopped - 6 pieces

5. Salt - to taste

6. Bread crumbs - 3 tsp

7. Chilli Sauce - 1 tsp

8. oil - 50 gm

9. Semolina / Suji - 3 tsp

Method of Making Banana croquettes:


1. Put the raw bananas and the potatoes in a pressure cooker to steam for about eight to ten minutes. Now peel the bananas and the potatoes.

2. Smash the bananas & potatoes. To this add chopped green chillies, amchur powder and salt. Mix all the ingredients well.

3. Divide the mixture into small ball & make rolls, cylindrical in shape.

4. Wrap the rolls made into bread crumbs and sooji mixture.

5. Heat oil in a frying pan and deep fry the rolls till golden brwon.

7. Serve hot with Tomatoes sauce or Indian Tadka with Green Chutney & Red Sweet Chutney

Serve them hot with mint sauce.

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Mash K Dahi Wade Recipe

Ramazan has come & with it comes the tasty Haleem & Dahi wade. These two delicacies have really blurred or should I say erased the religious boundaries. A lot of people from all walks of life are found flocking the bandi's (kiosks).
So today I am here with the recipe of dadi Wade with a healthy, light & tasty twist.


Ingredients for making Mash k Dahi Wade:


1. Mash Ki dal - 1/4 kg
2. Salt - To taste
3. Ginger Garlic Paste - 1/4 tsp
4. Green Chilli paste - 1/4 tsp
5. Oil - for deep Frying
6. Water

Ingredients for Dahi of Mash k Dahi Wade:


1. Green Chilli Paste - 1/2 tsp
2. Yogurt - 1/2 kg
3. Salt - to taste
4. Ginger Garlic Paste - 1/4 tsp

Ingredients for Garnish of Mash k Dahi wade:


1. Oil
2. Rai
3. Zeera
4. Curry Patta
5. Dahi dried Mirch
6. Turmeric - 1 pinch
6. Corriander leaves, finely chopped
7. Mint leaves, finely chopped

Method of Making Mash k Dadi Wade:

1. Soak Mash ki Dal for about 3-4 hours before grinding. Make sure Dal is Clean with no stones in it.
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2. Grind Mash ki dal in a Mixer Grinder adding water as required. Make a smooth paste.
3. To this add Salt, Green Chili Paste & Ginger Garlic paste and keep aside for 10-15 mins.
4. Heat oil in a thick bottomed pan & with a spoon put Mash ki dal paste. Make them as round as possible.
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5. Deep fry till golden brown. Take out in a plate & let cool. The wade are ready.
6. Take a bowl, add water & salt to it.
7. Put the fried Mash k wade into this water & let it soak water & become soft.

Method of Dahi for Mash k Dahi Wade:

1. Blend yogurt & make it smooth & lump free.
2. Add ginger garlic paste, green chili paste & salt to the yogurt.
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Get the Mash k Dahi Wade ready:

1. Remove the Mash K Wade from Salted Water & Dip them the Dahi (Yogurt Mix)

Method of Tampering & Garnishing for Mash k Dahi Wade:

1. Take a pan, heat oil & add Rai & Zeera.
2. When Zeera starts spluttering add currypatta & Dahi dried Mirch. Saute for 1/2 min & remove before it gets burnt.
4. Garnish the Mash K Dahi wade with the tampering & Greens like mint & coriander leaves

Now this Hyderabadi Dish is ready to serve!