Spinach Vadi
Apr30

Spinach Vadi

Ingredients •Palak leaves – 100 gm •Sesame seeds – 1 Tbsp •Bengal gram flour (Besan) – 60 gm •Chaat masala – 1 Tsp •Dhania jeera powder – 2 Tsp •Red chili powder – 2 Tsp •Turmeric – 1 Tsp •Salt – To Taste •Oil – 2 Tsp Preparation 1.Wash and chop the palak leaves. 2.Mix Bengal gram flour and other ingredients to it. 3.Knead it into firm dough. 4.Now make his dough into a roll shape and steam it for 10 mins. 5.Allow the roll to...

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Pani Puri
Apr14

Pani Puri

Ingredients Puris • ¾ C finely ground semolina (if not available grind the coarse semolina in a coffee grinder) • 1/3 C all purpose flour (maida) • ¼ Tsp baking soda • ½ Tsp salt • ½ C water • Oil for deep frying Pani • 1 C fresh mint leaves • 1 C fresh coriander leaves • 4 fresh green chilies • 1-inch ginger • 1/3 C tamarind pulp • Juice of 1 lemon • 1½ Tsp salt • 1 Tsp chat masala • 1 Tbsp sugar • 1 Tsp dry roasted cumin powder • ½...

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Potato Pakora with Dried Pomegranate Seeds
Apr12

Potato Pakora with Dried Pomegranate Seeds

Pomegranate seeds, used predominantly in North Indian cooking, are dried from wild pomegranate or daru that grow in the Himalayan foothills. The pleasantly sour flavors of the seeds are best for complementing potatoes and other starchy vegetables. Potato slices are handsomely jacketed in a medium-consistency batter that puts a crunchy crust on the soft potatoes. The food processor crushes the seeds while whisking the batter until it...

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Pumpkin pakora with Crushed Coriander Seeds
Apr06

Pumpkin pakora with Crushed Coriander Seeds

Any type of winter squash butternut, acorn, turban or Indian wax gourd (petha) as well as yams or sweet potatoes may be substituted for pumpkin. This is a good batter to make in a food processor, for along with crushing while coriander seeds, the processor makes the batter light and smooth. If you make the batter by hand, add freshly crushed coriander seeds. Preparation time (after assembling ingredients): 10 minutes Resting time:...

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Sesame Fingers
Feb10

Sesame Fingers

Sesame seeds are high in energy, essential for growth, especially in children, helps to lower LDL or “bad cholesterol” and increase HDL or “good cholesterol” in the blood. They contain many health benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for wellness. Ingredients • Brown bread- 4 slices • Sesame seeds- white/black- 2 tsp • Potatoes- 2, boiled and grated- 1 cup. • Tomato...

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Crunchy Cauliflower Pakoras
Feb07

Crunchy Cauliflower Pakoras

Ingredients: • Besan – 3 cup • Ground cumin – 1 tbsp • Ground coriander – 1 tbsp • Ground black pepper – 1 tbsp • Hing – 3/4 tsp • Turmeric – 1/2 tbsp • Salt – 1 tbsp • Water • Ghee for deep frying • Cauliflower, chopped in nugget-sized flowerettes Preparation: 1. Chop the cauliflower into nuggets for coating with batter. 2. Combine all dry ingredients. 3. Add water to make a semi thick batter...

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