Bread Chat

BREAD CHAT

Hello and welcome dear friends once again to my cozy cooking corner. We generally enjoy chats more than any other snack dish as it is so wholesome, spicy, fulfilling and even looks so great. We eat many kinds of chats like bhelpuri,papadi chat, raj kachori, aloo tikki chat, samosa chat and many others. But today I’ll be sharing a recipe of bread chat which I made today in the evening and was liked by everyone, especially my daughter. The dish is an instant one, hassle-free, equally healthy and with a fresh taste to make your mood fine. So let’s start with it—

Ingredients:-

  1. Bread – 2
  2. Potato -1
  3. Curd -200 gms
  4. Peanuts -1 tsp
  5. Salt, black and white -According to taste
  6. Green Chilly -1
  7. Red Chilly Powder -1/2 tsp
  8. Pepper Powder -1/2 tsp
  9. Chat Masala -A pinch
  10. Green Chutney -1 tsp
  11. Red Chutney -2 tsp
  12. Lemon Juice -1/2 tsp
  13. Besan Sev  and Cilantro -For garnish

STEPS

Step 1

IMG-5407.JPGCut the crust of the bread and dry roast it in a pan till golden browned. Boil and cut the potato into medium-sized cubes. Shallow-fry them in butter till browned and sprinkle some salt and black pepper over it. Chop the cilantro. Roast the peanuts.

Step 2

IMG-5410.JPGTake curd in a mixing bowl, beat it till smoothened and add white salt to it. Now assemble all the ingredients together to serve the dish.

Step 3

Take a bowl, add the toasted bread pieces, fried potato cubes, roasted peanuts, the beaten curd, salt, pepper powder, chat masala, red chilly powder, green and red chutney. Now sprinkle the besan sev, chopped green chilly and cilantro and some lemon juice over the dish.

IMG-5409.JPGOur Bread Chat is ready. As an optional addition, you can sprinkle some potato or banana chips over the dish.

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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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!!!

Apple Raita

APPLE RAITA

A very hearty welcome to all my blogger buddies. This blog is my 200th blog and it is about a really simple, two-minute recipe which has all the goodness of a fruit and also of yoghurt.  I am very thankful to all my fellow bloggers who have steadily encouraged me with their likes and comments on my blogs and have done so steadily. I have found each one of your blogs too, to be marvelous and hope I too can maintain my standards in blogging. About this recipe, well, I like it quite well and hope that you too will like it. An Indian meal is very incomplete without raitas of all sorts and this raita surely will make your next meal exciting. So let’s start with it—-

Ingredients:-

  1. Apple-1
  2. Yoghurt-250 gms
  3. Green Chilly-1
  4. Salt-According to taste
  5. Roasted Cumin Powder-1 tsp
  6. Catch Raita Masala-1 tsp
  7. Pepper Powder-1 tsp
  8. Honey-1 tsp
  9. Lemon Juice-1 tsp

For Garnishing– Few raisins and fresh cream

STEPS

Step 1

Wash and cut the apple into medium-sized pieces. Chop the green chilly.

Step 2

IMG-5300.JPGTake a bowl. Add the yoghurt, green chilly, roasted cumin powder, raita masala, pepper powder, honey and lemon juice and add the chopped apple. Mix well and lastly garnish with raisins and fresh cream.

Our Apple Raita is ready. Serve it with your lunch and dinner platters or anything.

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

Fish In Mustard-Yoghurt Gravy

FISH IN MUSTARD-YOGHURT GRAVY

Welcome once again to my food corner. Today I had some boneless fish in stock and so I churned out this recipe while wondering what new to cook today. I decided to make a gravy of mustard for the fish with a blended taste of yoghurt in it. I made the dish and it clicked well. It is a preparation with mild seasonings and is healthy too. I hope you all will approve the dish and sure give it a try. So let’s start making the recipe—-

Ingredients:

  1. Basa Fish -250 gms
  2. Yellow Mustard Paste-1 tbsp
  3. Yoghurt(whipped)-2 tbsp
  4. Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
  5. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  6. Ginger-Garlic Paste-1 tsp
  7. Fish Masala-1 tsp
  8. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  9. Tomato Puree-1 tbsp
  10. Salt-According to taste
  11. Pepper-1 tsp
  12. Oil-1 tbsp
  13. Water-for the gravy
  14. Fresh Cream and Cilantro-For Garnishing

STEPS

Step 1

DSC01923.JPGMarinate the fish with salt and pepper. Shallow fry it till browned.

Step 2

Take a pan and add 1 tbsp of oil to it. Then add ginger-garlic paste, tomato puree and fry for half a minute. Next add salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, fish masala, garam masala and fry again for a minute.

Step 3

DSC01914Now add the ground mustard paste and fry it for a minute. Add water and boil for two minutes. Add the fried fish now. Next, add the whipped yoghurt and boil for five more minutes. Let the gravy simmer till thick and done.

Garnish with fresh cream and cilantro only. Ensure the freshness of these two ingredients.

Our Fish in Mustard-Yoghurt gravy is ready. Serve it with steamed rice, chapatis or anything you like.

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

 

Aubergine Raita

AUBERGINE RAITA

Hello and welcome back dear friends. Today I’ll be sharing a recipe for making aubergines in a yet interesting and creative way. This dish of Aubergine Raita is very healthy, equally tasty and just made in minutes. It is a real health food and a perfect one for making your week healthier still. Mixed in curd it is totally a new way to relish a veggie-cum-curd dish. So let’s start to make it—-

Ingredients:-

  1. Aubergine – 1(big)
  2. Curd – 200 gms
  3. Green Chillies -2
  4. Peas -2 tbsp
  5. Black Mustard – 1 tsp
  6. Roasted Cumin Powder – 1tsp
  7. Catch Raita Masala -1 tsp
  8. Salt -According to taste
  9. Paprika -1 tsp
  10. Freshly Chopped Coriander – For Garnish

STEPS

Step 1

Wash and make slits on the aubergine. Smear it with some oil. Smoke it on the gas flame or roast in the oven. Chop the onions, green chilies.

Step 2

After the roasting is done, put the aubergine under running water and deskin it. Also, mash it with a masher.

Step 3

Now take a pan. Add black mustard to it. Then add green chilies and fry the green peas. Next add the seasonings, salt, roasted cumin powder, raita masala, and paprika. Mix this into the bowl of mashed aubergine. Add this mixture to curd.

Step 4

IMG-5155.JPGLastly mix everything well and add chopped coriander. I have not added it but it when added will enhance the taste quite well. The curd being used must not be very sour. Fresh curd is preferable here.

Our Aubergine Raita is done. Serve it with chapatis, curries, steamed rice, dal or anything you like.

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

Spicy Green Raita

SPICY GREEN RAITA

Hello dear buddies. Today is thankfully a sunny day, after the heavy-duty winters. In winters, especially in New Delhi, there is a tradition of heavy eating and people generally eat keeping their platters full of food with variety. Delhites love to eat mostly paranthas with raita or curds in breakfast. We make raitas in many ways. Whenever I prepare oily and spicy food I include a dish of raita in it as it cools you out. It is a great appetizer too. Now spinach is getting out of season and luckily I got hold of the tri-combo of spinach, dill, and mint in my refrigerator. Wondering what to do with them, this idea struck me in time to prepare its raita which I teamed up with crispy, crunchy radish or mooli paranthas and bingo! the combo worked well. So I decided to share it with you all too. Now let’s start with its making—-

Ingredients:

  1. Spinach – 100 gms
  2. Dill leaf – 20 gms
  3. Mint – 20 gms
  4. Yoghurt – 250 gms
  5. Onion – 1/2 of 1 (big)
  6. Green Chillies – 1
  7. Raita Masala – 1 tsp
  8. Asafoetida – A pinch
  9. Ginger Powder – 1 tsp
  10. Dry Mango Powder – 1 tsp
  11. Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  12. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
  13. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  14. Fenugreek Seeds – 1 tsp
  15. Black Salt – According to taste
  16. Pepper Powder – A pinch
  17. Vegetable Oil – 2 tsp

STEPS

Step 1 

Wash and cut the spinach, dill, and mint finely.

Step 2

Take a pan. Add 1 tsp of oil. Add fenugreek seeds and asafoetida. Now add chopped onions, saute for a minute and add green chilies. Add green chilies. Next, add coriander and red chilly powder and some garam masala. Lastly, add some black salt and dry mango powder. Saute everything well and take off from heat. Let it cool.

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Step 3

To now finally, assemble the raita, beat the yoghurt in an egg beater for two minutes and mix the above-made greens in. Adjust salt content to your liking. Add some pepper powder. You can drop in one sugar-free pellet too if the raita appears a bit tangier.

Our Spinach, Dill and Mint Raita is ready.

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

 

Ripe Papaya Raita

RIPE PAPAYA RAITA

Hello and welcome dear friends once again. Today I’m sharing a simple yogurt-based recipe of ripe papaya raita. It’s mildly seasoned and a healthy treat for all to be had with lunch and dinner platters or even as a dessert. So let’s start with it—

Ingredients:-

  1. Ripe Papaya – 1/2 of 1.
  2. Thick Curd – 1 bowl.
  3. Vegetable oil – 1 tsp.(optional)
  4. Salt, both black and white – According to taste.
  5. Red Chilly powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Roasted cumin powder – 1 tsp.
  7. Yellow Mustard Paste – 1/2 tsp.

For Garnish – Chopped Green Chillies and grated coconut.(optional).

STEPS

Step 1

Wash and finely chop the ripe papaya. Take a bowl and add the cut papaya to it and the curd. Now add the seasonings-salt(black and white), red chilly powder, roasted cumin powder, yellow mustard paste in the given amounts. You can also add 1 tsp of sugar or sugar-free and some mustard or vegetable oil too but it is only optional. Mix everything well. Garnish with chopped green chilies and grated coconut.

IMG_3696.jpgOur ripe papaya raita is ready. Serve it with chapatis, rice, dal, paranthas or you can have it as a fruit chaat. It’s a very healthy side dish.

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