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 being 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 chillies.

IMG_4625.jpgTo prepare the keema tikki,take a pan,add vegetable oil to it. Add the finely chopped onions and green chillies, fry for one minute.Add the ginger-garlic paste and beaten egg and fry again for two minutes.Next add in 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!!!

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Beans and Strawberry Pickle

BEANS AND STRAWBERRY PICKLE

Ingredients:-

  1. French Beans- 250 gms
  2. Strawberry-150 gms
  3. Salt-According to taste
  4. Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
  5. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  6. Yellow Mustard Powder-1 tbsp
  7. Achaar Masala-1 tsp
  8. Asafoetida-1/2 tsp
  9. Five Spices-1/2 tsp
  10. Roasted Five Spices Powder-1/2 tsp
  11. Fortune Mustard Oil-2 tbsp
  12. Sugar or Sugarfree- 1/2 tsp
  13. Vinegar-2 tbsp

STEPS

DSC01190.JPGStep 1

Wash and cut the strawberries and french beans.Blanch only beans.

Step 2

Take a pan.Add mustard oil, five spices and asafoetida. Now add the blanched beans and fry for 2 minutes on high flame.Add the strawberries and fry it too.Next add the masalas,salt,turmeric powder,red chilly powder,yellow mustard powder,achaar masala,roasted five spices powder,sugar or sugar free and switch off the gas.Lastly add the vinegar and store in a jar.

DSC01185.JPGOur Beans and Strawberry pickle is ready.It is an instant pickle and can be used as it gets made.It is a slightly sweet and salty pickle and is sure to delight your taste.

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

 

Potato Sambhar

POTATO SAMBHAR

Hello everyone.Welcome to my cooking corner again.People like to eat,enjoy and learn different cuisines from the world over which are also made everywhere.In India also many cuisines are famous but South Indian delicacies have a special place in all households in India.We make South Indian varieties like idlis,dosai ,medu vadas very frequently in our breakfast menu and children too like them a lot.And when we make these items we have to complete with sambhar and coconut chutney. Sambhar can be made in many ways, some of them being the mixed vegetable sambhar,onion sambhar,garlic tamarind sambhar and tomato sambhar. But today I will be making a different version of the regular veggie sambhar recipe replacing the veggies with our very common ingredient of every kitchen,potatoes.It is really very handy and is all complete with super tasteand tangy twist.So do make it in your homes and let me know how it turned out to be.The recipe is as follows—-

Ingredients:-For the Potato Sambhar:

  1. Split Pigeon Peas dal- 200 gms
  2. Potatoes(boiled)-1
  3. Sambhar Masala-2 tbsp
  4. Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
  5. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  6. Tomato-1
  7. Green Chillies-2
  8. Tamarind Paste-1 tsp
  9. Salt-According to taste

For the tadka:

  1. Black Mustard-1 tsp
  2. Curry Leaves-5-6
  3. Asafoetida-A pinch
  4. Vegetable Oil-1 tbsp

STEPS

DSC01176.JPGStep 1

Wash the dal and pressure cook it with water,salt and turmeric powder till done.Boil and peel the potatoes and mash them.Chop the tomato,green chillies. Cut the onions roughly and blanch them.

Step 2

DSC01160Take a kadhai and add vegetable oil.Add the black mustard,curry leaves,asafoetida and on spluttering add the roughly chopped blanched onions.Fry it and then add the chopped tomato and red chilly powder and fry it for five minutes.Next add the mashed potatoes and fry it well for four minutes and add the dal to it.Also add the tamarind paste.Add the sambhar masala and let it simmer on medium flame for ten minutes.

Our Potato Sambhar is ready to be served with steamed idlis and coconut chutney.

 

Coconut Chutney

Ingredients:

  1. Coconut-200gms
  2. Split Bengal Gram-100 gms
  3. Green Chillies-2
  4. Fresh Curd-1 tbsp
  5. Salt-According to taste

For the tadka:

  1. Black Mustard-1 tsp
  2. Curry Leaves-3-4
  3. Asafoetida-A pinch
  4. Vegetable Oil-1 tsp

STEPS

Step 1

Cut the coconut in small pieces.Roast the Bengal gram or chana dal. Chop the green chillies and fresh coriander.

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Step 2

Grind the coconut with roasted dal and green chillies. Take out in a bowl.Add the salt and fresh curd.

Step 3

Temper the chutney by adding some oil in a pan.To it add the black mustard,curry leaves and asafoetida and let it splutter.Pour this tempering in the chutney.

Our Coconut Chutney is done.Garnish it with chopped fresh coriander.

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

 

 

Spicy Fish Bhel

Hi friends welcome back. Today I want to share a bhel recipe with you. In Delhi,chaats and bhel are very popular and are readily available in any season at any food joints in the city. Delhi is a famous food destination in India and  out of its famous dishes, one that instantly comes to mind is a Bhel and there are varieties of them which are made here and enjoyed by everyone. Who does not like to enjoy a sweet-tangy,spicy bhel and have all the fun? Today I have made a bhel with fried fish strips and you too can try it at home. So let’s start with making our Spicy Fish Bhel

Ingredients:-

  1. Fish fillet(any kind)-50 gms
  2. Beaten Rice -100gms
  3. Sweet Corn Kernels-2 tbsp
  4. Cashews and Raisins-3 each
  5. Potato(boiled)-1
  6. Croutons(fried or roasted)-3-4
  7. Apple(cubed)-1/2 of 1
  8. Coconut(diced and raw)-5 small pieces
  9. Besan Sev-1 tbsp
  10. White and Black Salt-A pinch
  11. Black Pepper-A pinch
  12. Green Chillies-1
  13. Chilly Flakes-1 tsp
  14. Lemon Juice-1 tsp
  15. Chopped fresh coriander-A small bunch
  16. Green and Red Chutney-optional

STEPS

DSC01124.JPGStep 1

Cut the fish fillet into long strips and marinate with salt turmeric and red chilly powder.Fry them till golden brown.Take a pan,add some butter and toss the sweet corn into it for two-three minutes.Roast the cashews.Chop the apples in small pieces along with fresh coriander and green chillies.Chop the coconut into long strips.Boil the potato,peel it and cut it into small cubes and fry them till browned.

Step 2

Now take a pan and add oil. Fry or roast the beaten rice.Make the croutons.

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Now we will make our bhel. For that,take a bowl.Add all the above prepared ingredients and sprinkle some white and black salt,pepper powder,red chilly flakes, besan sev,chaat masala to it and toss everything well.Add the lemon juice too.You can add some green and red chutney also which I have not added here.

Our Spicy Fish Bhel is ready.Serve it as a brunch idea and enjoy it with hot tea or any other beverage.

Friends do try the recipe at home.Share your comments and feed backs. Have a great week ahead everyone.Till then healthy  cooking,happy living!!!!!And happy chilly winters too!!!

Red Lentil with garlic tadka

RED LENTIL WITH GARLIC TADKA

Hi guys.I am back welcoming you to my site again.In our everyday cooking plan for the lunch menu people in India usually make rice,dal and curries,sautéed or stir fried vegetables as a staple platter.I too personally make the same and amongst dals and veggies I make varieties of both of them.In dals I make rajma ki dal,methi dal,dal tadka,lemony dal ,hing waali dal and many others.Today I decided to make another variation of dal,red lentils with a garlicky or lehsuni tadka.It will be a welcome change from your regular experience of eating dals and I am sure will be liked by one and all.So friends let’s start with its making—-

Ingredients:-For the dal:-

  1. Red Lentil-250 gms.
  2. Turmeric Powder- 1 tsp.
  3. Asafoetida-A pinch.
  4. Water- 2 1/2 cups.
  5. Salt-According to taste.

For the garlic tadka:

  1. Black Mustard -1 tsp.
  2. Carom Seeds-1 tsp.
  3. Dry Red Chillies-2.
  4. Chopped Garlic-2 tsp.
  5. Oil(mustard or vegetable oil)- 1tbsp.

STEPS.

Step 1

Wash the dal and pressure cook it with salt,turmeric powder,asafoetida till done.

Step 2

DSC01069Take a pan.Add the black mustard,carom seeds,dry red chillies,chopped garlic and let it splutter without adding oil on a medium flame.When half done,add in the oil and fry it till golden browned.

Step 3

Mix the above-made tadka in the dal.

Our Red Lentil With Garlic Tadka is done.

Friends do try the recipe at home.Share your comments and feedback.Have a great weekend everyone.Till then happy living,healthy cooking!!!And wishing you all a very happy and prosperous New Year 2018.

 

 

Potato-Fenugreek Pakoda Kadhi

POTATO FENUGREEK PAKODA KADHI

Hello dear buddies.Welcome back to my site.We all want to sometimes eat somethings unique and special.As we all know home cooked meals are the most sought after ones,being equally tasty and healthier I decided to make a good dish with curd and fenugreek being in large amount in my refrigerator.Curds are used in almost all homes in India and also in the world either as a standalone dish or in combination with other ingredients to make something quite perfect in taste and health too.In one of my earlier blogs I have made a similar recipe titled Plain Pakora Kadhi.This recipe is a second version of it with crunchy fritters of potato and fenugreek dipped in a tangy creamy yoghurt sauce.It’s a very sumptuous,likeable dish being one of my personal favourites.If you really want to enjoy the short spanned winters as they are appearing to be,with complete fun then you must all try the seasonal fruits and veggies and churn out beautiful eatables from them.If you promote healthy eating habits and lifestyle then this dish is a must try for all.Wishing everyone a very zesty,fun and healthy new year 2018.I hope you will try this recipe out and let me know how it came out.Love you all.So let’s start with the fun part,it’s making—-

Ingredients:-For the pakodas-

  1. Potatoes(boiled)-2.
  2. Fenugreek Leaves-200 gms.
  3. Green Chillies(finely chopped)-3.
  4. Onion(finely chopped)-1.
  5. Gram Flour-250gms.
  6. Red Chilly Powder-1/2 tsp.
  7. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  8. Ginger-Garlic paste-1 tsp.
  9. Salt-According to taste.

For the kadhi—-

  1. Gram Flour(Besan)-4 tbsp.
  2. Yoghurt-2 cup.
  3. Onion(finely chopped)-1.
  4. Green Chillies(finely chopped)-2.
  5. Turmeric Powder-1 tsp.
  6. Red Chilly Powder -1 tsp.
  7. Asafoetida-A pinch.
  8. Garam Masala-1tsp.
  9. Coriander Powder-1 tsp.
  10. Kadhi Masala-1tsp.
  11. Water-As required.
  12. Vegetable Oil-1 tsp.
  13. Fresh chopped coriander-For garnishing.

STEPS:

Step 1

IMG_4461.jpgTo make the pakodas firstly boil the potatoes and cut them in very small pieces.Chop the fenugreek,onion,green chillies finely.Now take a bowl and add to it the boiled potatoes,fenugreek leaves,onions,green chillies,gram flour,salt,red chilly powder,garam masala and ginger-garlic paste and mix everything well.Now heat some vegetable oil in a kadhai and making medium-sized balls from the batter drop these in the oil and fry them out in batches.Alternatively you can shallow-fry them in a pan or you can just roast them in the pan without using any oil.

Step 2

Take a kadhai and add vegetable oil to it.Next add some cumin,bay leaf and asafoetida to it.When it splutters add in some chopped onions and green chillies.Fry them for a minute.Take a bowl and add in the given amounts of gram flour or besan,yoghurt and 1 cup of water to make a thin batter from it.Next add the masalas,salt,turmeric powder,red chilly powder,coriander powder,garam masala,kadhi masala and fry them for a minute.Now  pour the curd gram flour batter in the kadhai with more water if need be to make a uniform sauce in the kadhai. Let it simmer for five to eight minutes on medium flame.Garnish it with finely chopped coriander.

IMG_4458.jpgOur Potato-Fenugreek Pakoda Kadhi is ready.Serve it with steamed rice,stir-fries of any vegetable and some tomato chutney.

Note:–You may drop in the pakodas in the kadhi and let it sit on gas for one minute and then serve or preferably you can dip the pakodas in the kadhi just at the time of serving as the pakodas may break being softer.The pakodas can be made from other greens too like spinach,spring onions,dill and amaranth.You can also go for mixed vegetable and panir pakodas. They will taste equally nice.

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

Fish curry with fenugreek,dill and radish

FISH CURRY WITH FENUGREEK, DILL AND RADISH

Hi guys. Today I went shopping as I wanted to make something unique and interesting in my kitchen to make the Sunday more delightful. As I was returning back I brought back some shrimp scad, a variety of fish liked by all in my family. Shrimp scad is also called Slender Yellowtail Kingfish and Vatta Paara or Chemeen Paara in Kerala. It is heart healthy and a good source of proteins, nutraceuticals, iron, zinc, manganese and calcium. I wanted to make a dish with whole fishes in it and so decided to do a curry with the fish, some greens and lots of health. I did all the gut cleaning also myself and surely it turned out wonderful as I served it with boiled rice, some rice fritters and gooseberry chutney. So I want to share this unique, wonderful and equally nutritious recipe with you all. Do try it and tell me how it turned out. I hope you will all appreciate this endeavour of mine. So let’s start with it…….

Ingredients:-For the marination:

  1. Fish(Shrimp Scad or any other small whole fish) – 4.
  2. Salt – According to taste.
  3. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  4. Garlic Paste – 1 tsp.

For the curry:

  1. Yellow Mustard – 3 tbsp.
  2. Fenugreek Leaves and Dill Leaves – 50 gms each.
  3. Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp.
  4. Salt – According to taste.
  5. Turmeric   Powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  7. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp.
  8. Tomato – 1 1/2
  9. Fortune Mustard Oil – 2 tbsp.

STEPS:-

Step 1 

Wash and clean the fish. Now marinate it with salt, turmeric powder and garlic paste. Shallow-fry it in a pan.

Step 2

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Make a fine paste of yellow mustard. Finely chop the tomatoes, green chillies, fenugreek and dill leaves. Take a pan and add fortune mustard oil . Now splutter in some five spices and when spluttering begins add garlic paste, red chilly -coriander powder,tomatoes and the chopped greens. Add in the cut radish and half-fry it.Fry everything again for a minute.

Step 3

Now add in the mustard paste, salt, turmeric powder and fry these masalas for not more than three minutes. After all the frying has been done add in the water and let it simmer on medium-flame for three-five minutes and when the sauce starts to thicken a bit and a boil comes in it add the fried fish. After the dish is done you can add some raw mustard oil in it as it will enhance your eating experience very well.

Our Fish Curry With Fenugreek, Dill And Radish is done. Serve it with boiled rice, stir-fries of your choice and some homemade gooseberry chutney. I am sure it will sound unique and wonderful in your ears, for the starts!!!

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