Tapioca and Potato Chaat.

Ingredients:-

  1. Tapioca – 250 gms.
  2. Potato – 100 gms.
  3. Apple(finely chopped) – 1.
  4. Pomegranate Seeds – 2 tbsp.
  5. Green chillies – 3.
  6. Black Salt and White Salt- As required.
  7. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  8. Cashew nuts and peanuts – 1/2 cup.
  9. Chaat Masala – 1 tsp.
  10. Chopped Coconut – 2 tbsp.
  11. Gram Flour or Besan Sev – 1/2 cup.
  12. Lemon Juice – 2 tsp.
  13. Sweet tomato sauce – 1 tsp.
  14. Green chilly sauce – 1 tsp.
  15. Green Chutney – 3 tbsp.
  16. Coriander leaves(finely chopped) – A handful.
  17. Vegetable Oil -For shallow frying.

STEPS.

Step 1 – Wash,scrape and cut the tapioca(kachalu)and potato in medium-sized pieces and blanch it for three minutes in saucepan adding a pinch of white salt.The tapioca and the potatoes must be par-boiled but should stay firm.Do not blanch them in pressure cooker as they may get mushy.Take them out in a sieve and let them dry up.

Step 2 – Take a wok and add vegetable oil to it.Now when the oil gets hot drop in the above blanched ingredients and deep fry them on medium heat.Take them out when they are slightly golden browned.Drain out on a tissue paper to remove excess oil.You may shallow fry them also as per your choice as it sure would be a better option,but here I have deep fried them.

IMG_3105.JPGStep 3 -In the same oil add the chopped green chillies,cashew nuts,peanuts and fry them for two minutes.Take it out.

Step 4 – Now assemble the fried tapioca,potatoes in a plate, add the fried chillies,cashew and peanuts.Add chopped apples and pomegranate seeds and chopped coconut.Now mix in  the red chilly powder,lemon juice,sweet tomato sauce,green chilly sauce, chaat masala and black salt. Now add some green chutney made of coriander and mint on it,some chopped coriander and sprinkle some gram flour or besan sev. Toss everything well.In addition to the given ingredients for the recipe you can add any kinds of chopped fruits,nuts,dips and sauces to this chaat according to your taste.Its tasty, healthy.

For making the green chutney you’ll need –

  1. Coriander – A small bunch.
  2. Mint – A small bunch.
  3. Cumin powder – 2 tsp.
  4. Roasted peanuts – A handful.
  5. Green Chilly – 1.
  6. Roasted dry red chilly -1.
  7. Salt,both black and white – According to taste.
  8. Vegetable oil – 1/2 tsp.

Step -Take every ingredient in your grinder except salt and oil.Grind it to a fine paste adding little water if you need.Take it out in a bowl and add the black salt,white salt and oil.Mix it up well.Our green chutney is ready.

Our tapioca and potato chaat is ready.You can have it any time as a snack.

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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Split Black Gram Pancakes with Poppy Seeds.

Ingredients:

  1. Split black gram – 250 gms.
  2. Salt – According to taste.
  3. Vegetable oil – For shallow frying.
  4. Water – According to need.
  5. Poppy seeds – 1 tsp.
  6. Black or white sesame – 1 tsp.

STEPS.

Step 1 – Wash,clean and soak the black gram overnight in water. The next morning  grind the split black gram finely using some water to make a batter of dropping consistency.

Step 2 – To this batter add some salt and mix it up. Now take a pan and spread a portion of the batter using a ladle and spread it on the pan. Now spread some poppy seeds on top of the pancake evenly and shallow fry it using some vegetable oil. Cook it on medium to high flame till browned on both sides.

The pancake is ready. It is crunchy and tasty.

Note point – You can  use poppy seed for coating the pancake or switch it with black sesame seeds. You can make it with crushed coconut or powdered peanuts on top of the pancake while cooking.

You can have it as a snack with a a cup of hot coffee or serve it with coconut chutney.

Do try this recipe at home. Do write your comments and feedback and clear your doubts if you have any. Have a great week. Till then healthy cooking,happy living!And Happy Diwali to everyone.