Sev Raita

SEV RAITA

Hello and welcome dear friends to my corner again.Today I’ll be sharing a healthy raita dish with a slight variation, made with onions,potato,raisins and sev which is healthy,flavorful and a needed accessory dish to  your lunch or dinner menus.So let’s start with it—

Ingredients:

  1. Curd-250 gms
  2. Gram Flour Sev-100 gms
  3. Onion-1
  4. Tomato-1
  5. Raisin-1 tbsp
  6. Potato-1
  7. Fresh Mint Leaves-A small bunch
  8. Green Chillies-1
  9. Raw Peanuts-1 tbsp
  10. Roasted Cumin Powder-1 tsp
  11. White and Black Salt-According to taste
  12. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  13. Raita Masala-1 tsp

STEPS

Step 1

DSC02664_20180825234236148.jpgChop the onion,green chilly,mint leaves and tomato finely.Boil the potato and cut into small pieces.Roast the raw peanuts and soak them overnight.

Step 2

Beat the curd well and add to a bowl.Now add the chopped onion,green chilly,seedless tomato,potato,mint leaves,raisin and roasted soaked peanuts.

Step 3

DSC02667_20180825234500643.jpgNow add the seasonings,both the white and the black salt,roasted cumin powder,red chilly powder,raita masala and just before serving add the gram flour sev.

Notepoint--If the curd is sour add some sugar or sugarfree to get that fresh taste.

Our Sev Raita is done.Serve it with lunch and dinner platters.

Friends do try the recipe at home.Share your comments and feedback.Have a great week everyone.Till then healthy cooking,happy living!!!

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Fried Litti With Mashed Brinjals,Potato and Tomato

FRIED LITTI WITH MASHED BRINJALS, POTATO, AND TOMATO

Hello and welcome back dear friends. Today I’m going to share a simple yet celebrated dish from Bihar called Fried Litti Chokha along with mashed brinjals, potato, and tomato or baingan bharta. This dish can be had at breakfast or brunch and is really very tasty and likable and which is a delicacy of Bihar too. The dish is really for everyone. And I hope you will like it too. So let’s start with its making—

Ingredients:-For the fried littis:-

  1. Wheat Flour-300 gms
  2. Cumin-1 tsp
  3. Baking Powder-1  tsp
  4. Vegetable Oil-2 tbsp
  5. Salt-According to taste

For the Roasted Gram Flour or Sattu filling:

  1. Roasted Gram Flour or Sattu-200 gms
  2. Onions-2
  3. Green Chillies-4
  4. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  5. Dry Mango Powder-2 tsp
  6. Ginger-Garlic, finely chopped-2 tsp
  7. Carom Seeds-1 tsp
  8. Salt-According to taste

For the Mashed Brinjals, Potato And tomato:-

  1. Brinjals-2
  2. Tomatoes-1
  3. Potatoes-1
  4. Onions-1
  5. Green Chillies-2
  6. Dry Mango Powder-1 tsp
  7. Red Chilly Powder-1/2 tsp
  8. Mustard Oil-2 tsp
  9. Chopped Cilantro-A bunch
  10. Salt-According to taste

STEPS

Step 1

To make the littis, take a bowl and add wheat flour, salt, carom seeds, baking powder, oil, and with water make out a pliable dough of it. Now take small portions and make out balls from it. Chop the onions, green chilies and cilantro finely.

Step 2

IMG-5394.JPGFor the roasted gram flour filling, Take a bowl, add the sattu, chopped onions, green chilies, cilantro, salt, carom seeds, dry mango powder, chopped ginger-garlic and mix everything well.

Step 3

Fill the filling of sattu in the small balls made out of the dough. Seal them well and press them a bit with the palm of your hand. Keep it aside.

Step 4

Heat oil in a kadhai. When done so, drop the balls in the oil and fry them out till golden browned. Drain oil on a tissue paper.

Our Fried Littis are done.

Mashed Brinjals, Potato, and tomato 

Step 5

IMG-5391.JPGWash and make slits in the brinjals and tomatoes. Boil the potato.Roast the brinjals and tomatoes. Wash, remove the skin and mash the brinjal and tomato in a bowl with a masher. Add the boiled potato too. Now add in the chopped onions, green chilies, cilantro, salt, dry mango powder, red chilly powder and mustard oil and give it a good mix.

Our Mashed Brinjals, Potato And Tomato is done.

Serve the fried littis along with the mashed brinjals, tomato, and potato. This dish can be had preferably at breakfast or brunch. It is a famous dish of Bihar, its origin place and generally liked by all.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mixed Veg And Vermicelli Idli With Potato Rasa And Peanut-Sesame Chutney

MIXED VEG AND VERMICELLI IDLI WITH POTATO RASA AND PEANUT-SESAME CHUTNEY

Hello and welcome dear friends to my food corner again. Every day no one likes to eat the same sort of breakfast. All of us would love variations. So what better than having a south Indian breakfast and making idlis with a different twist along with a potato rasa and some peanut sesame chutney. Everyone in my family loves idlis and so I made this mixed veg and vermicelli idli. It is tastier, easier and healthier So I hope you all will like it. Do try making it and let me know when you do. So let’s start with it—

Ingredients:-For the vermicelli idli

  1. Fresho Idli Dosa Batter -1/2 kg
  2. French Beans-50 gms
  3. Carrot-50 gms
  4. Thick Vermicelli-100 gms
  5. Onions-1
  6. Green Chillies-2
  7. Asafoetida-A pinch
  8. Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  9. Coriander Powder-1 tsp
  10. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  11. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  12. Dry Mango Powder-1 tsp
  13. Vegetable Oil-1 tbsp

For the Potato Rasa:

  1. Potatoes-2
  2. Onions-2
  3. Green Chillies-2
  4. Peanuts-5
  5. Salt-According to taste
  6. Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
  7. Coriander Powder-1 tsp
  8. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  9. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  10. Tomato Puree-1 tbsp
  11. Tamarind Paste-1 tsp
  12. Vegetable Oil-1 tbsp

For the Potato Rasa tempering:-

  1. Black Mustard-1 tsp
  2. Asafoetida-A pinch
  3. Vegetable Oil-1 tbsp

For the Peanut-Sesame Chutney:-

  1.  Peanuts-1/2 cup
  2. Sesame-3 tbsp
  3. Onion-1
  4. Dry Red Chillies-3
  5. Garlic Pod-1
  6. Lemon Juice-1 tsp
  7. Salt-According to taste

For the tempering:-

  1. Vegetable Oil-1 tbsp
  2. Black Mustard-1 tsp
  3. Curry Leaves-3-4

STEPS

Step 1

Firstly to make the vermicelli and vegetable batter, cut and blanch the mixed veggies for two minutes. Chop the onions and green chillies. Take a pan and add oil. Add the chopped onion and green chilies. Fry for half a minute and add the spices, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder,garam masala, dry mango powder and add the vermicelli. Fry it for two minutes and now add the blanched veggies. Now mix the vermicelli well and fry for a minute or two.

Step 2

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For making the idlis take out the idli batter(here I have used a readymade batter of Fresho) in a vessel. Add the above-made vermicelli mix in it. Mix well and taste it to adjust the salt content.

Step 3

Now put the idli batter in the steamer molds with a ladle and steam it for fifteen minutes. You may check the idlis in between the steaming process and see whether they are done or not.

Our Mixed Veg Vermicelli Idlis are done.

Step 4

To make the potato rasa, boil and grind the potatoes. Chop the onions and green chilies. Now take a pan and add the tempering ingredients in it. Add the chopped onions and green chilies and saute for a minute. Now add the roasted peanuts, the spice mix, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder,garam masala, dry mango powder, tomato puree and fry for a minute. Now add the tamarind paste and the ground potato paste and fry for half a minute before adding the water to make the gravy. Let it simmer on a medium flame for five minutes before switching the gas off.

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Our Potato Rasa is done.

STEP 5

Now coming to last but not the least dish, that of peanut and sesame chutney, take the ingredients of the chutney, peanuts, sesame, onion, garlic pod, dry red chilies in a pan and dry roast them till lightly browned.

Step 6

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Put this in a chutney jar and add some water. Now grind it into a thick paste and add some salt and lemon juice to it. Add the tempering ingredients and mix well.

Our Peanut And Sesame Chutney is ready.

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Now our recipe with all its accompaniments is ready to be served. This recipe is best had at breakfast and will surely give you a good feeling.

Friends do try the recipes at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

 

Bread And Fish Pakoras

BREAD AND FISH PAKORAS

Hello everybody.Welcome to my cooking corner again. Today I am going to share with you a snack recipe with you of BreadAnd Fish Pakoras. It is a crispy, fun and full of flavors to delight you anytime, anywhere. It needs basic ingredients from your pantry and the result is sure going to appeal to you all. So let’s start with it—

Ingredients:-For the fish marination:-

  1. Fish Fillet-200 gms
  2. Salt-A pinch
  3. Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
  4. Garlic Paste-1 tsp

For the refined flour coating batter:-

  1. Refined Flour-1 cup
  2. Rice Flour-2 heaped spoonfuls
  3. Salt-A pinch
  4. Red Chilly Powder-1/2 tsp
  5. Garam Masala-1/2 tsp
  6. Black Pepper Powder-1/2 tsp
  7. Dry Mango Powder-1 tsp
  8. Carom Seeds-1/4 tsp

Other Ingredients:-

  1. Bread-4
  2. Tooth Picks-6
  3. Green Chutney-
  4. Mayonnaise-

STEPS

Step 1

Wash the fish fillet. Marinate it with salt, turmeric and garlic paste.

Step 2

For the batter, take a bowl, add refined flour, rice flour, salt, red chilly powder, carom seeds,garam masala, dry mango powder, black pepper powder and add water to make a batter of pouring consistency.

Step 3

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Take a pan and smear some oil on it. When appropriately heated shallow fry the fish pieces and take them out on a tissue paper.

Step 4

Now cut the bread slices into triangles and put one fried fish on one of the slices covering it with the other one and securing them with some toothpicks. Next, dip this sandwich into the batter and fry in hot oil till browned and crisp. Drain excess oil on tissue papers.

Our Bread And Fish Pakoras are done. Serve them with green chutney and mayonnaise or a dip of your choice.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great weekend everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

 

 

 

 

Cabbage Poori With Peanut And Potato Curry

Cabbage Poori With Peanut And Potato Curry

Hello friends, welcome to my corner. I generally try to make something wholesome and satisfying on weekends and what better than making Indian fried bread or pooris with a spicy curry or sweet and tangy chutney. It would be such a tasty and fun breakfast. We all being Indians like to have pooris, sometimes with variations, like stuffed ones also called Kachoris. Today I had some cabbage left in my fridge and so I jumped onto making these Cabbage Pooris. And to add more creativity to it and team it up I made this peanut and potato curry. It was great and the only thing which could be added in it was some sweet and tangy mango or tomato chutney. The breakfast idea clicked well and it was enjoyed and appreciated by all in my family. I hope you too will like it. So let’s start with its making—

Ingredients:-For the cabbage pooris

  1. Wheat Flour -4 cups
  2. Cabbage(grated) -1/2 cup
  3. Potato(grated) -1/2 cup
  4. Carom Seeds -1/2 tsp
  5. Garam Masala -1/2 tsp
  6. Red Chilly Powder -1/2 tsp
  7. Baking Powder -1/2 tsp
  8. Vegetable Oil -2 tsp
  9. Salt -According to taste
  10. Water -For kneading the dough

For the peanut-potato curry

  1. Peanuts -1 cup
  2. Potatoes -2
  3. Onion -1
  4. Green Chillies -2
  5. Red Chilly Powder -1 tsp
  6. Coriander Powder -1 tsp
  7. Cumin Powder -1 tsp
  8. Garam Masala -1 tsp
  9. Dry Mango Powder -1 tsp
  10. Vegetable Oil -1 tbsp

For the tempering:

  1. Cumin – 1 tsp
  2. Black Mustard -1 tsp
  3. Asafoetida -A pinch
  4. Vegetable Oil -2 tbsp

For garnish -Chopped cilantro or fresh cream.

STEPS

Step 1

DSC02479_20180812155853692.jpgTo make the pooris, firstly take the wheat flour in a bowl. Add the grated cabbage, potato, salt, red chilly powder,garam masala powder, oil and baking powder and make a pliable dough of it using water.

Step 2

DSC02480_20180812155736875.jpgNow make small balls from the dough and using rolling pin make small pooris from it which are smaller than chapatis and keep aside. Heat oil in a vessel and when its quite hot drop the above-made pooris in the oil one by one and fry them out making sure they don’t burn.Keep aside.

Step 3

DSC02484_20180812155427776For making the curry roast the peanuts and grind them into a fine paste. Also, scrape the potatoes and cut them into medium-sized cubes. Next, take a pan and add oil to it. Then add the cumin, black mustard, asafoetida and on their spluttering add red chilly powder,garam masala, dry mango powder, salt, turmeric powder and then add the chopped and peeled potatoes and fry them for five minutes before adding the peanut paste. Fry again for two minutes and add water to make gravy. Simmer for ten minutes and then switch off the gas. You can garnish it with chopped cilantro or fresh cream.

Our Peanut And Potato Curry is done. Serve it with cabbage pooris, regular wheat flour pooris, paranthas or with steamed rice and dal fry.

Friends do try the recipes at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Sauteed Duck With Spicy Beaten Rice

SAUTEED DUCK WITH SPICY BEATEN RICE

Hello and welcome dear friends to my corner again. Today I’ll be sharing a delectable, delicious and a very special, creative idea of Sauteed Duck With Spicy Beaten Rice. The idea for this recipe came to me while going through a household magazine which had the recipe of duck meat. I gave the dish a slight twist to come up with this idea of a combo dish of the duck meat with spiced beaten rice. The duck meat is really so flavorful and juicy you can’t put it down. And the spiced beaten rice here really does the tango. A really mouthwatering idea which is a hit one according to me. So let’s start with the recipe—

Ingredients:-For the sauteed duck

  1. Duck(curry cut)-250 gms
  2. Onions-3
  3. Ginger-garlic paste-1 tsp
  4. Tomato Puree-2 tbsp
  5. Coriander Powder-1 tsp
  6. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  7. Mutton Masala-1 tsp
  8. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  9. Dry Mango Powder-1/2 tsp
  10. Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
  11. Salt-According to taste

For the spiced beaten rice-

  1. Beaten Rice(thick variety)-200 gms
  2. Onions-1
  3. Green Chillies-2
  4. Peanut and Cashew-1/2 tbsp each
  5. Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
  6. Coriander Powder-1/2 tsp
  7. Homemade Garam Masala-1 tsp
  8. Salt-According to taste
  9. Dry Mango Powder-1/2 tsp
  10. Lemon Juice-1/2 tsp

For the tempering:-

  1. Vegetable oil-2 tbsp
  2. Ghee-2 tbsp
  3. Bay leaf-2
  4. Assorted Whole Garam Masalas like big and small cardamom, whole pepper, cinnamon,cloves-1 tsp

STEPS

Step 1

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Sauteed Duck

To make the sauteed duck, wash and rub turmeric and salt in it. Keep aside. Chop the onions and green chilies roughly.

Step 2

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Spicy Beaten Rice

Take a pan and add all the tempering ingredients. Now add the chopped onions and chilies and fry for two-three minutes. Next, add ginger-garlic paste and the marinated duck. Fry for ten minutes and add the spices, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder, mutton masala,garam masala, and fry. Next, add the tomato puree. Give everything a good mix and fry finally for four minutes before adding water. You need not add too much of oil in this recipe as on frying the duck meat gives out a lot of oil on its own.

Step 3

DSC02466 (1).jpgNow add enough water and pressure cook the meat or alternately cook it in a pan but the second option would be more time-consuming. On cooking it in a cooker the dish would be ready after two-three whistles or you may cook it till done.

Our Sauteed Duck is ready. Serve it with vegetable biryani, peas pulao or breads of your choice apart from serving it in the way as given here.

Garnish with salted and semi-fried capsicum and raisins. You may though garnish it according to your wish.

Serve it with plain or tempered beaten rice or poha.

For the spicy beaten rice

Step 1

Take a pan and add some vegetable oil to it. Add the chopped onions and fry. Add the peanuts and cashews and fry again for a minute. Now add the spices, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, homemade garam masala, coriander powder and a pinch of sugar and fry everything well before adding the washed and squeezed beaten rice. Saute everything well for three minutes. Lastly, add the dry mango powder and some lemon juice. You may pour one spoonful of ghee for better taste.

Our Spicy Beaten Rice is done. Garnish it with grated fresh coconut and cilantro. It can be had as an accompaniment or completely as one proper dish with duck stew or potato-coconut curry.

Friends do try the recipes at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Brinjal In Curd And Almond Sauce

BRINJAL IN CURD AND ALMOND SAUCE

Hello friends.Welcome to my cooking corner again. Today I’m going to share a very quick curry recipe with you all of Brinjal in curd and almond sauce. It is a wholesome, tasty and healthy treat for everyone who loves a classic taste and who does not want to spend too much time in the kitchen. The dish is creamy and carries a wonderful flavor to pep up your mood and make you smile. So let’s start with its making—

Ingredients:-

  1. Brinjal-250 gms
  2. Curd-1 cup
  3. Onions-2
  4. Almond-10
  5. Ginger-Garlic(cut into pieces)-1 tsp
  6. Turmeric Powder- 1 tsp
  7. Red Chilly Powder- 1 tsp
  8. Coriander Powder-1 tsp
  9. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  10. Tomato Puree-1 tbsp
  11. Vegetable Oil-1 tbsp

For Garnish-Freshly chopped cilantro and fresh cream.

STEPS

Step 1

IMG-5383.JPGWash and make a slit on the brinjals. It’s preferable to use small variety ones. Chop the onions, green chilies, and cilantro. Make a paste of onions and almonds.

Step 2

Take a pan, add oil to it. Shallow-fry the brinjals. Now add in the chopped ginger-garlic and the spice set,i.e, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder,garam masala and tomato puree and fry it for a minute. When the spices are half browned add the onion-almond paste and again fry for a minute.

Step 3

IMG-5387.JPGNow add the fried brinjals and saute again before adding water for the gravy. Let the curry simmer for five minutes and lastly, add some beaten curd. Simmer again for two minutes. Switch the gas off and garnish with chopped cilantro and fresh cream.

Our Brinjal In Curd And Almond Sauce is done. Serve it with chapatis, steamed rice, lentil or bread of your choice.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great weekend everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!