Fish Bhel

FISH BHEL

Hello and welcome friends once again. Today I’m sharing with you a very creative, funky and really tasty recipe of a bhel made from fish. We generally eat puffed rice bhel but this bhel is tastier which will leave you asking for more. It’s made of basa fish and lots of spicy ingredients which will leave you asking for more. So let’s start making it—

Ingredients:-

  1. Fish(boneless)-150 gms
  2. Peanuts-1 tbsp
  3. Potato-Cheese Pops-7
  4. Pineapple-5 pcs
  5. Nuts(Cashews and Raisins)-1 tbsp
  6. Fresh Coconut-1 tbsp
  7. Namakpare-1 tbsp
  8. Garbanzo Beans-100 gms
  9. Salt-According to taste

For the fish fritters:-

  1. Boneless Fish(cut into strips)
  2. Salt-According to taste
  3. Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
  4. Garlic Paste-1 tsp

For the potato-cheese pops:

  1. Potato-1
  2. Cheese-1/2 cup
  3. Salt-According to taste
  4. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  5. Oregano-1/2 tsp
  6. Gram Flour-3 tbsp
  7. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  8. Pepper Powder-1/2 tsp

STEPS

Step 1

IMG-5344.JPGWash and marinate the fish with salt, turmeric powder, and garlic paste. I have used basa fillets here, you can use any other ones too, but it must be boneless. Shallow-fry it.

Step 2

To make the potato-cheese pops, boil the potatoes, peel them and mash with a masher. Grate the cheese and add to the batter. You can alternately use panir to make the pops too. Add the salt, pepper powder, red chilly powder,garam masala, dry mango powder, oregano. Add the gram flour to the batter and make small balls from it and deep fry in oil.

Step 4

IMG-5342.JPGBoil the garbanzo beans, dry them and then fry in some oil, taking care not to burn them.

Step 5

Fry the cashews and peanuts too. Chop the coconut into bite-sized pieces. Chop the cilantro and the mint leaves. Also, chop the pineapple into small pieces.

Step 6

To assemble the dish, take a plate and put the fried garbanzo beans in it. Now top it with fried fish fritters and potato-cheese pops. Next, add the chopped coconut pieces, peanuts,cashews,raisins and the diced pineapple. Splutter some fried mint leaves on top.Add some namakpare too.

Step 7

To make the topping sauce, take some tamarind paste, add water and sugar into it. Now make a chutney from coriander and mint and keep aside. Finally just before serving drizzle the tamarind sauce over the bhel. Then add the green chutney. You can add some dry mango powder chutney too. Squeeze some lemon juice over the bhel. Toss everything well and serve immediately.

Our yummy Fish Bhel is done. Serve it as a morning, brunch or evening snack. You can add some mayonnaise or mustard sauce also over the bhel to get that extra punch.

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

 

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Panir Chat

PANIR CHAT

Hello, friends welcome again to my corner. Today I’m sharing with you a random recipe which is not totally original but worth the effort. Every day at brunch time when we have had a lighter breakfast we don’t know what to have to curb the hunger pangs still working inside us. We are more focused on making the lunch menu than in thinking what to have for this brunch period. So I decided to make this Panir Chat. Its tasty, funky, colorful and full of flavors and you will surely like it. It is lighter and won’t make you feel overloaded but will curb those pangs and give you a good mood and energy to make lunch for the day. So let’s get started—-

Ingredients:

  1. Cottage Cheese or Panir-100 gms
  2. Cucumber-1/2
  3. Capsicum-1/2
  4. Onion-1/2
  5. Green Chillies-2
  6. Apple-1/2
  7. Pineapple-1/2
  8. Pear-1/2
  9. Mango(semi-ripe)-1/2
  10. Cashew and Raisins-6 each
  11. Peanuts-1 tbsp
  12. Crushed Papadi-1 tbsp
  13. Crushed Methi Mathri-1 tbsp
  14. Besan Sev-2 tbsp
  15. Salt, both black and white-According to taste
  16. Chat Masala-A pinch
  17. Paprika-1 tsp
  18. Orange Juice-2 tbsp
  19. Coriander-Mint Green Chutney-1 tbsp
  20. Meethi Chutney-1 tbsp

STEPS

Step 1

IMG-5180.JPG Cut your panir into small pieces. Now mix it with salt, green chutney, paprika and lemon juice. Then shallow fry it in a pan.

Step 2

Chop the onion, green chilies and capsicum into medium-sized pieces and fry the capsicum in some oil. Roast the cashews and peanuts. Cut the fruits into small pieces. You can add fruits of your choice also.

Step  3

IMG-5181.JPGTo assemble the chat, take a big bowl. Add to it the capsicum, onions, green chilies, apple, cucumber, dry fruits,papadi, methi mathri, panir, the fruits, salt both black and white and paprika. Next add the chutneys, green and meethi. You can add any chutney of your choice, but here I have used the above-mentioned ones. Sprinkle some besan sev on top and drizzle some orange juice over the chat to make it still tastier. Toss everything well and serve immediately. Enjoy the dish as a brunch time idea over a cup of hot milky tea.

Our Panir Chat is done. Serve it at brunch time or anytime you want.

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

Spicy Fish

SPICY FISH

Hello, lovelies. Today I had some fish in my refrigerator and so being bored with the regular curry-makings I decided to cook up this recipe of spicy fried fish in my mind. It came out superb and I decided to share this goody-idea with you all. Hope you will like it and do make it, it’s lovely with the right taste, colors and flavors and will really pep you up. The recipe is as follows:—-

Ingredients:-

  1. Fish(whole, medium-sized) -2
  2. Garlic Paste – 2 tsp
  3. Dried Crushed Curry Leaves – 1 tsp
  4. Fish Masala – 1/2 tsp
  5. Fenugreek Seeds Powder – 1 tsp
  6. Aniseed or Saunf Powder – 1 tsp
  7. Oregano – 1 tsp
  8. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
  9. Paprika – 1 tsp
  10. Salt – According to taste

To be mixed together:-

  1. Olive Oil – 1 tbsp
  2. Lemon juice – 2 tsp

STEPS

Step 1

Wash and clean the fish and make cuts on it.

Step 2

IMG-4968 (1).JPGMarinate the fish with salt, turmeric, paprika, garlic paste, fenugreek powder, aniseed powder, oregano, dried curry leaves, and fish masala. Rub the fish pieces with some olive oil and lemon juice. Keep the fish aside for an hour.

Step 3

In a pan, add some olive oil. And shallow fry the fish. Drain on tissue paper.

IMG-4969 (1).JPGOur Spicy Fish is done. Serve it with carrot and onion salad, lemon wedges and Coriander-Mint Chutney.

I hope you guys will like this very simple, healthy and tasty recipe. Go ahead and sure try it soon.

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

Samosa Chat

SAMOSA CHAT

Hello dear buddies. How have you been? After the chilly winters receding now, spring has entered in India. The weather has become awesome with mild breeze, sunshine and lots of cravings to eat something spicy, tasty and fun. In Delhi, it is quite normal watching people especially ladies going for shopping and enjoying chats and golgappas. So today I am making this samosa chat recipe for my daughter, Ambika. The recipe is as follows—–

Ingredients:-For making the pea gravy—

  1. White Peas – 250 gms
  2. Onions(big) – 1
  3. Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1 tsp
  4. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
  5. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
  6. Roasted Cumin Powder – 1 tsp
  7. Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  8. Tomato Puree – 1 tbsp
  9. Salt – According to taste
  10. Vegetable Oil – 1 tbsp

For the samosa chat-

  1. Samosas-3
  2. Onion(chopped)-1
  3. Green Chillies-2
  4. Green Chutney-1 tbsp
  5. Red Chutney(dry mango chutney)-1 tbsp
  6. Black Salt – 1 tsp
  7. Lemon Juice-2 tsp
  8. Fresh chopped coriander-For garnish

STEPS

Step 1

IMG-4874.JPGTo make the white peas, wash and soak them overnight. Boil them the next day.

Step 2

To make the chole, take a pan. Add vegetable oil. Add the chopped onions and stir for three minutes. Next, add the ginger-garlic paste. Saute again for a minute or two. Now add the dry masalas, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, roasted cumin powder and garam masala. Add the tomato puree and fry everything for three minutes. Add the boiled peas and water and let it cook for five minutes on medium flame. The final gravy should be thick.

Our Peas are done. Keep aside.

Step 3

Now to make the chat let’s assemble the ingredients together. For that, firstly chop the onions, green chilies, fresh coriander and prepare the two chutneys, one is the green chutney made from coriander, mint, green chilies and the other is red chutney, made from dry mango or amchur powder both of which I have made in one of my earlier blogs. Please refer to the recipe from there.

IMG-4873.JPG Break the samosas into halves. Pour some pea gravy on them. Now drizzle the two chutneys on tops of the samosas. Next sprinkle the onions, green chilies, coriander all over them. Lastly, squeeze some lemon juice to get that zing!!

Our Samosa Chat is ready. Have it as a funky snack.

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

 

 

Jack fruit And Potato Kebabs

JACKFRUIT AND POTATO KEBABS

Hello friends, welcome to my site again. Happy Saturday to all of you. From yesterday I was in search of a new recipe and there was some jackfruit in my fridge so I decided to make these jackfruit and potato fritters in the evening. I think you guys will definitely like it as well. So let’s get started. Here is the recipe —

Ingredients:

  1. Jackfruit – 250 gms
  2. Potato – 2
  3. Onions – 1
  4. Green Chillies – 2
  5. Gram Flour or Besan – 3 tbsp
  6. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
  7. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
  8. Garam Masala – 1 tbsp
  9. Asafoetida – A pinch
  10. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  11. Dry Mango Powder – 1 tsp
  12. Salt – According to taste
  13. Sugar – 1/2 tsp
  14. Lemon Juice – 1 tsp
  15. Chopped Coriander – A small bunch
  16. Vegetable Oil – For Frying

STEPS

Step 1

Wash, cut and boil the jackfruit and the potatoes. Peel the latter. Finely chop the onions, green chilies, coriander.

IMG-4833.JPGStep 2

Take a bowl. Add to it the jackfruit and potatoes. Mash them. Keep aside.

Step 3

Take a pan and add the chopped onions and green chilies in it. Also, add the pinch of asafoetida. Saute it for a minute. Now add the gram flour, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder, garam masala, dry mango powder and dry roast them on a medium flame for two minutes. Add the sugar. Take care not to burn them.

IMG-4836.JPGStep 4

Now add this roasted spice mix in the mashed batter. Also, mix in the chopped coriander and squeeze some lemon juice in. You may also add cashews and raisins but it is optional.

Step 5

Make out patties from it of any desired shape you want. And then fry it.

Our Jackfruit and Potato Kebabs are done. Serve them with mayonnaise and freshly cut salad.

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

Potato Chops With Tomato And Date Chutney

POTATO CHOPS WITH TOMATO AND DATE CHUTNEY

Hi, friends welcome back to my cozy cooking corner. In my previous blog post I have shared a similar recipe with you all of potato cutlets but with a slight variation in them from this one. Today, I and my daughter were getting bored after enjoying the leisurely afternoon, watching movies, light bantering, listening to music and just doing this and that. And then on feeling slightly hungry, I decided to make this random dish of potato cutlets. I was not very intentional about making it as a blog but then I thought that sharing it would not even be wrong. So we, my daughter and me went ahead to prepare it. It was a light snack, quite tasty and satisfying and we sure did enjoy it well. It’s a very handy and quick recipe and even kids can go ahead to make it. So you too could try this sometime and enjoy it as a brunch or light evening snack. The recipe is as follows—-

Ingredients:-For the potato chops

  1. Potatoes – 4
  2. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
  3. Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  4. Cinnamon Powder – 1/2 tsp
  5. Walnut and Raisin – 4-6 each
  6. Cornflour – as required for binding
  7. Bread Crumbs – For coating
  8. Refined Flour or Maida – For dusting
  9. Salt – According to taste
  10. Coriander Leaves – optional
  11. Vegetable Oil – For shallow frying

STEPS

DSC01292Step 1

Boil, peel and mash the potatoes.

Step 2

In a bowl take the mashed potatoes, red chilly powder, garam masala, cornflour, cinnamon powder, salt and make round chops out of them. Insert a piece of walnut and raisin in the middle of the chops and cover them up well. You can add some chopped coriander and some chopped veggies as filling too but it is an optional choice.

DSC01291Step 3

Now take some bread crumbs and refined flour and dust the chops one by one firstly in the flour and then in the breadcrumbs. Do so for all the chops.

Step 4

Shallow fry the chops until golden browned. Take out on a tissue paper.

Our  Potato Chops are done. Serve them up with tomato and dates chutney. They can be had as morning or evening snacks or with sweet, milky cardamom tea.

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

 

Tomato and Date Chutney

Ingredients:-

  1. Tomatoes -250 gms
  2. Date(khajur) -50 gms
  3. Asafoetida -A pinch
  4. Sugar -150 gms
  5. Red Chilly Powder -1 tsp
  6. Garam Masala -1 tsp
  7. Oregano -1 tsp
  8. Basil Leaves -5
  9. Salt -According to taste
  10. Vegetable Oil -1 tbsp
  11. Raisins – A handful

STEPS

Step 1

Wash and cut the tomatoes roughly. Put the dates in some water to soak.

Step 2

Take a pan. Add oil. Splutter some five spice and asafoetida in. Now add the cut tomatoes and the dates and fry for three minutes. Next add the sugar and salt, red chilly powder, garam masala, oregano, basil leaves and raisins and cover with a lid for five minutes. When the chutney gets less than half cooked add some water and let it boil on medium flame for twenty minutes. The cooking process will take such a long time because dates are tougher to cook and without covering the vessel with a lid dates could take much longer. When the chutney gets thickened switch off the flame and let it cool.

DSC01305Our Tomato And Date Chutney is ready. It is super sweet and tasty. Enjoy it as a dip with cutlets, french fries, nuggets, sandwiches or anything you like. It can be stored for fifteen days in the fridge.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Potato Rajma And Keema Tikki Burger

POTATO RAJMA AND KEEMA TIKKI BURGER

Hello and welcome back friends to my food corner again. In one of my earlier blogs, I have prepared a burger recipe similar to this one the only difference being that in that blog I had used basa fish patties and in this one, I have made patties from potato, kidney beans, and chicken keema. Both of the burgers were super and I hope you too have liked them. Burger is a super fun, instant fast food recipe which is healthy, tasty and the most important thing is its made instantly. You can count on this recipe when you are very busy to cook up meals or when you are having other works in hand. So let’s make the burgers—–

Ingredients:-

  1. Burger Buns-2
  2. Chicken Keema-100 gms
  3. Potato(boiled)-1
  4. Rajma or Kidney Beans-50 gms
  5. Onion-1
  6. Ginger-Garlic Paste-1 tsp
  7. Dry Mango Powder-1 tsp
  8. Cumin Powder-1 tsp
  9. Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
  10. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  11. Garam Masala- 1tsp
  12. Lettuce-2 leaves
  13. Cucumber and Carrot spread-2 tbsp
  14. Peri Peri Dip-1 tbsp
  15. Mayonnaise-2 tsp
  16. Tomato ketchup-1 tsp
  17. Green Chilly Sauce-1 tsp
  18. Raisins-1 tsp
  19. Egg-2
  20. Gram Flour(for binding)-1 tbsp
  21. Green Chillies(finely chopped)-2
  22. Vegetable Oil-2 tsp

STEPS

Step 1

Boil the potato and the rajma. Mash them together. Beat the eggs in a bowl. Finely chop the onions and green chilies.

IMG_4625.jpgTo prepare the keema tikki, take a pan, add vegetable oil to it. Add the finely chopped onions and green chilies, fry for one minute. Add the ginger-garlic paste and beaten egg and fry again for two minutes. Next add the turmeric powder, red chilly powder, cumin powder, dry mango powder, chaat masala, garam masala and saute them. Now add the keema, mint leaves and gram flour and saute for five minutes. Next mix in the potato-rajma mixture in the pan.Fry everything together again. The addition of beaten eggs and gram flour helps in binding the mixture well. Lastly, sprinkle some raisins.

Step 2

Make patties out of the batter. And shallow fry them. To make the burger cut out the burger buns in half. Apply the cucumber carrot sandwich spread, mayonnaise on one of the buns and the peri peri garlic dip on the other. Place the lettuce leaf and then put the keema tikki on each of them. Add the tomato and onion cut into rounds earlier. You may also add cheese to the burgers but here I have not done so. Also, add tomato ketchup if you wish to.

Our yummy Potato Rajma and Keema Tikki Burger is done. Enjoy it as a snack along with some french fries and a fruit juice of your choice.

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