Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Masala Chips Chat

It’s a kinda cooking blues these days… ;)... I just peep into all blogs nd crave for the food.... Sorry that i couldn't leave comments over there.... I will soon get back to all ur blogs dearies.
But yeh cooking something delicious I m always Game!!!!.
How about using sweet potato chips and making something yummy…. How about a chat????? Sounds new na…..
I got this idea long time back….. If both the chutneys are ready it can be made in a Jiffy….

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For the Sweet Chutney:
200 grams dates
100 grams tamarind
1/2 cup jaggery
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon roasted cumin seed powder
1/4 teaspoon black salt
salt to taste
Method:

1.Remove seeds from the dates and tamarind, wash it, add 1 teacup of water and jaggery. Leave for 2 hours.
2.Cook in pressure cooker for 4-5 whistles.Allow the mixture to cool.
3.Thereafter, blend in a liquidiser and strain the pulp.
4.Add chilli powder, cumin seed powder, black salt and salt.
5.Mix all the ingredients properly and store this chutney in air tight container.
4.Use as required.
For the Spicy/Green Chutney
2 cups chopped fresh coriander leaves
1 cup fresh pudina/mint leaves
2-3 green chillies (adjust acc to spice)
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp  water
1 1/2 tsp sugar
Pinch of salt
1 Wash pudina and coriander leaves thoroughly and allow the water to drain.
2 Grind the pudina, mint leaves, salt, sugar, lemon juice and green chillis to a fine paste, by adding 2 tbsps water.
3 Remove into a bowl. Refrigerate until use. Goes well for chaats like Pani Puri, hot snacks like Samosa or as a spread for sandwich.
Now for the Chat:
·         Sweet Potato Chips – 20 -25
  • 250 gm Kabuli Chana
  • 3 Potatoes
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Chaat Masala
  • 1 small Onion
  • ¼ inch Ginger piece (grated)
  • 1 Tomato
  • 2 Green Chilies
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Coriander Leaves
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Sweet chutney as reqd
  • Spicy chutney  as reqd
  • Thick yogurt
  • fried moong daal
Method
  • Soak Channa for atleast 3- 4 hrs.
  • Boil the chana for 20 minutes. Wash the boiled chana and drain the water. Now boil potatoes, peel it and cut it into small cubes.
  • Chop onion and tomato finely . Remove seeds from Green chili and chop it finely. Roast cumin powder.
  • Heat oil in a non stick pan and put green chili, ginger, onion into it for a minute. Now add Chana and potato and toss till they turn slightly brown.
  • Add tomato and toss it over moderate heat. Now sprinkle cumin powder, red chili powder and chaat masala. And switch off the flame
  • Now crush the chips (around 10 chips are enuf for a plate)and put them on the plate….
  • Pour aloo channa gravy on it… Now pour thick curds on it.
  • Soon add sweet and spicy chutney over it and
  • Sprinkle chaat masala,fried moong daal and a bit of chilli powder
  • And serve immediately 

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Tips:
1.This chutney can be used for all types of chaat such as bhel puri, sev puri, ragda patties, khasta kachori, pani puri and any other type of chaat.
2.Sweet chutney can be stored in the refrigerator for 1 week and can be freezed in the fridger for 2 weeks. But for storing the chutney, do not make it too liquid. Keep the pulp thick.
Enjoy the Yummy ChaatJ J J.
With a swet and spicy post its time to say,
Bubye,
 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Broccoli Soup

Its been long time I blogged…. I m a kind of busy these days.. but if one asks me doing what I haveno answer….. :P
May be I have turned  to be a bit lazy…… :D… Ok for a lazy dizzy evening how about something quick and easy or say something very healthy and which can be made in a jiffy ?????
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What we need and how to make :
Broccoli – 1 (wash and remove the florets)
Onion – 1 finely chopped
Garlic – 3-4 finely chopped
Milk - 1 cup
Water - 1 cup
Salt and pepper to taste
Butter – 1 tsp
Italian seasoning as per taste

Method

In a deep bottom pan add a tsp of butter and sauté onions and garlic.
When the they turn golden brown add broccoli florets Italian seasoning (a tsp or less)and fry for 2 or 3 minutes
Add 1/2 cup of water and let it cook for 5 minutes.
Switch off the flame and allow it to cool
Blend in the mixer into a fine puree.
Put it back into the pan add milk and cook it for another 5-10 minutes.
Add salt and pepper to taste.

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Signing off,

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Methi Thepla

Whenever I think of Cooking especially some simple dishes I don’t have any kind of fuss… and may be the reason is it takes only few minutes to get into it….
Whenever I get mails or requests from either anonymous people or even friends or may be FB friends telling me that they tried my dishes and it came out really yum…. I feel so fascinated…. And I keep repeating the same to Guru. And the talk starts like this..
A: U know I got a mail from so n so that she tried my dish and it came out super..
G:  yeh those r fool proof dishes na dear.
A: But still trying is gr8 nave and over that telling me is so sweet…
I end the talk and go back to my work after 10 minutes…
A: I m really fascinated U kno…
G: y???
A: I told u I got a mail…
G: oh tht one u told me once…. Y r u repeating
A: but still it feels gr8 nd I feel like telling it over and over..
And so goes my fascinating talks….
Sometimes when I get mails or my friends tell me about it I feel y not u guys comment in my blog instead of pinging me…. It would not take xtra time of urs….;). I kno this is kinda being selfish for comments…. ;).
I too peep out into blogs and comment heartily if I really liked the dish…
I have even told if I have tried them out….. 

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Ok now to today’s hot topic….
Rotis or Chapathis really don’t  electrify me as the rice items do…. There r selected varities which is almost done now and then in my house…. Now Methi thepla is added to the menu….
The first time I ate this was when my SIL made it.... and soon When I had seen it in Parita’s world I was wanting to try it…. And I did it the next week itself… But I cud get the clicks now….. I never made any changes in the ingredients but have tried a different method.

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So here is the Recipe for Methi Thepla:
1 cup fresh fenugreek/Methi  leaves finely chopped
1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour (Atta)
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp coriander seeds powder
1 tsp cumin seeds powder
lemon sized ball of jaggery
Salt to taste
Water as required

Procedure:-
  • Heat a pan add oil, coriander powder, red chili powder, cumin powder and turmeric powder, fenugreek leaves, salt, jaggery, mix well  for  5 to 8 mins until jaggery has dissolved.(I did this to remove the bitterness of methi). Allow it to cool.
  • After 15 mins, add the whole wheat flour in this mixture and knead into a soft dough using water as required. The dough should have consistency similar to roti dough.
  • Make lemon sized balls and using a rolling pin roll them into circles.( I know mine haven't come in perfect circles I m still in learning process in tht matter).
  • Fry theplas until done on both sides(I did not add oil to it while frying).
  • Serve them With curd, pickle Or even Shrikand As I ate it with this and it tasted Super.

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Till I come back Again with something New,

Monday, October 4, 2010

Til Juice/ Yellu Juice

Hello Everybody!!!  Hope all ya had a great weekend….. Mine was superb…. And today it’s such a tiring day…. I did nothing but just Drink, Eat, and sleep yet I was Tired, irritated and Grumpy: P.
My sweetie pie mamama made some natural drink to burn the heat(mind me it’s too hot these days) ….

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And It was just super and yum J J J
And that’s Til Juice
Here is what we need :
White Sesame/Yellu- 100 Gm
Elaichi Powder/Cardamom powder- 1 tsp
Grated Jaggery - 100 gm
Method:
Wash and Soak sesame in water for 10-15 minutes. Grind this in mixer grinder.
After the seeds are ground properly, add the jaggery and grind it properly until the jaggery is ground well. Add required quantity of water while grinding(make sure u do not add excess water when grinding orelse the sesame seeds will not be ground well).
Filter the ground ingredients using filter or a fine muslin cloth. Add more water to liquefy and make it into a juice consistency. Now add the elaichi powder and mix well. Its tastes Super. Sesame seeds are very rich in calcium.
It really tastes great when chilled and served.

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It is very easy to prepare and also very tasty.
This makes 3 glasses of juice.
Till later then,

Saying Chill MaadiJ J J J J.