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Chili Bombs

Chili Bombs

Flares of taste inside!

Yes the bombastic recipe of my favorite chili!

Try out.

Ingredients:

-Big green chilies 3-4 cut in big chunks and seeded

Sauce:

-Tamarind pulp 1 cup

-Red chilies crushed 1 tbsp

-Black salt a 1/2 tsp

-Coriander crushed 1 tsp

-Cumin crushed 1 tsp

-Salt 1 tsp

For coating:

-Gram flour 1 cup

-Salt 1 tsp

-Red chili powder 1 tsp

 

Method:

Make a tamarind sauce by mixing all ingredients together. Keep it lumpy so that it can stick inside the hollow chili.

Make a thick paste of gram flour to make a coat.

Fill all the chilies with the tamarind sauce and coat in dry gram flour first then the thick coating. Deep fry and enjoy with remaining tamarind sauce!

Yummy isn’t it?

Health Fact:

Green chilies are rich in vitamins A and C with the dried version higher in vitamin A and the fresh version higher in vitamin C. They can contain as much as six times the amount of vitamin C as a single orange.

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Box Patties

Box. Patties

Enjoy a big crunch!

I feel sorry that i couldn’t write for two days, messed up schedule and i thought i would be sharing a great one for this week so i tried this lovely snack, was great fun to make and absolute wonder to eat, its crispness still devouring me with every bite full of my favorite potato filling with vegetables, cheese and shredded chicken. The list can go on as much you like it but i loved making and enjoying it as this one. Check out!

 

Ingredients:

-Thin crust rolling strips 10-12 ( it will yield 5 boxes as you will using two of them)

-Potatoes boiled and mashed 2 cups

-Chicken boiled & shredded 1/2 cup

-Carrots diced 1/4 cup

-Capsicum dices 1/4 cup

-Onion diced 1/4 cup

-Cabbage 1/4 cup thinly shredded

-Mozzarella Cheese shredded 1/4 cup

-Black pepper crushed 2 tbsp

-Chicken powder 1 tsp

-Chili flakes 1 tsp (optional)

-Salt to taste

-Oil 2 tbsp

For sticking paste:

-1 tbsp of flour

-1/2 tsp of water

Method:

Mix together the flour and water to make a thick sticky paste. Adjust the consistency.

Saute vegetables for a minute or two and all ingredients together with seasoning to make a filling. Adjust according to your taste.Remove from flame and mix in cheese well together.

Place two strips together like a plus sign and put a little filling in between. But don’t forget to apply the sticking paste in between of the first strip before placing the other one over it. It will allow it to stick firmly together and won’t break up when deep frying or baking.

Step 1

Cover all sides on by one and apply the paste on each side when wrapping it up.

Step 2

 

At this stage, you can keep them in freezer in a plastic sheet for 2-3 days prior cooking.
Deep fry till golden brown or bake them to desired color. I baked them in 180 degrees C preheated oven for about 10 minutes.

 

Kitchen Tip:

To preserve green peas, keep them in a polythene bag in the freezer.

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Khatte Aloo

Khatte Aloo

Spicy & Tangy

 

 

Potato is the only vegetable that can be made with the highest number of cooking styles and techniques. And it has nature’s gift to taste awesome with almost all variety. This recipe is tangy and spicy with irresistible flavors.

Ingredients:

-Potato 3-4 medium cubed

-Onions 2 small small diced

-Cumin seeds 2 tbsp

-Tamarind paste/pulp 3 tbsp

-Red chili powder 1 tbsp

-Black pepper 1/2 tsp

-Red pepper whole 3-4

-Salt to taste

-Oil 1/2 cup

 

Method:

 

Heat oil in pot and fry onions til transparent. ad potatoes and fry. Add ginger garlic paste, cumin seeds, whole red pepper, red chili powder, black pepper and salt. Fry a while and cook covered until potatoes are done.

Finally, add tamarind pulp and mix.

Garnish wish green chilies.

Health benefit:

Maintaining bone health requires a complex mix of nutrients, yet a Spanish study found that manganese on its own helped prevent bone loss in rats. Sweet and regular potatoes are good sources of this mineral: A baked medium sweet with skin has 32 percent of your daily needs; a baked regular with skin has 22 percent.

 

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Mixed Spicy Rice

Mixed Spicy Rice

Refreshing!

 

Rice are not only a great source of energy and carbohydrates that adds up to your daily diet but its also a great cooking choice with lots of variations and styles, the way you want it. This recipe is very different and you just have to assemble it together and when you eat, a blast of flavors will run into your mouth with a yummy effect altogether ! so you have to enjoy this one..

Ingredients:

For Stalk:

-Garlic 2 cloves

-Carrots 1 small chopped

-Onions 1 small cubed

-Whole black pepper 4-5

-Salt 2 tsp

Green Sauce:

-Fresh Coriander 2 bunches

-Mint leaves 1/2 bunch

-Green chilies 2-3

-Salt to taste

-Lemon juice 1 tbsp

Mix Topping:

-Chicken boneless 1/2 cup cubed ( marinated with black pepper, salt, vinegar and baking powder)

-Potatoes 1/2 cup cubed

-Capsicum 1/2 cup cubed

-Tomato 1/2 cup

-Cabbage 1/2 cup

-Oil 1/2 cup

 

Method:

Boil rice in stalk ingredients until well done. Fry marinated chicken until cooked, add vegetables and saute for a while. Add a little salt at this stage to keep vegetables crisp.

Grind ingredients for green sauce and squeeze lemon juice at the end.

Now assemble all of the prepared items on a bed of boiled rice. Drizzle green sauce over top and enjoy all its refreshing flavors!

 

Health Fact:

High Blood Pressure: As rice is low in sodium, it is considered best food for those suffering from high blood pressure and hypertension.

 

 

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Breakfast Lentil

Breakfast Lentil

Healthy indeed!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and my favorite one as well. I like it make it healthier and delicious, i usually prepare for it good to bring lots of flavors and nutrition at the same time. As we know, lentils are a brilliant source of protein and minerals and among them the white lentil is much fulfilling, so i prefer making it for my breakfast. Here is a simple and sure short delicious recipe for your breakfast!

Ingredients:

-White lentil 1/2 kg

-Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp

-Onion 1 small sliced

-Whole red pepper 2-3

-Green chilies 2

-Ginger Julian cut 1 1/2 tbsp

-Fresh coriander 2-3 tbsp chopped

-Black pepper crushed 1 tbsp

-Salt to taste

-Oil 1/4 cup

Method:

Boil the lentil with ginger garlic paste and green chili until well cooked. Mix in black pepper and salt.

Heat oil in a fry pan and add onions and red pepper, fry till onion turns golden brown. Pour on cooked lentil. Garnish with ginger and fresh coriander and serve.

Kitchen Tip:

Don’t buy regular big onions, use shallots or leeks. For most everyday cooking, milder onions will enhance your dish and give it more nuance. Big, strong onions certainly have their place in cooking (soups, roasts, etc.), but most kitchen experiments will be improved by more subtle onion flavor.

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Daalcha

Daalcha - Bottle Gourd gravy

Mouthwatering gravy

 

It is one of the earliest vegetables cultivated by man, believed to be originated in Africa. Bottle gourd, not very familiar to the western world, is one of the favorite vegetables in Indian Cuisine. It grows in humid weather of India, Sri Lanka and other tropical countries. Bottle Gourd or Lauki has many properties that are valued in traditional healing.

A traditional Hyderabad’s recipe. It’s quite famous, made with bottle gourd and chickpea lentil. Goes great with rice or paratha.

 

Ingredients:

-Bottle Gourd 1 medium sized

-Chickpea lentil 1/2 cup boiled

-Onions 2 small sliced

-Tomatoes 2 medium cubed

-Red chilli powder 1 tbsp

-Turmeric powder 1 tsp

-Salt to taste

-Fresh coriander for garnish

 

Method:

Heat oil in sauce pan, fry onions til golden brown and add tomatoes. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt. Cook well. Add cubed bottle gourd cook covered with a glass of water , until soft. Add boiled chickpea lentil and cook to evaporate excess water and the oil comes on surface.

Garnish with fresh coriander and serve.

 

Health Fact:

Its high water content makes it very cooling. The cooked Bottle Gourd is cooling, calming, diuretic and easy to digest. It is also effective against constipation and other digestive disorders.

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Stir-fried Noodles with BBQ Sauce

Stir-fried Noodles with BBQ Sauce

Tempting & Healthy !

This is so yummy that you just can’t say no to this! and it’s good for your tummy as well, having lots of vegetables!

 

Ingredients:

-Noodles 200 gms

-Capsicum 1/4 cup

-Carrots 1/4 cup

-Cabbage 1/4 cup

-Onion 1 small

-Tomato 1 small

-Garlic chopped

-Chilli garlic sauce 1 tbsp

-Tomato Ketchup 1 tbsp

-Brown Sugar 1/2 tsp

-Soya sauce 2 tbsps

-Vinegar 1 tsp

-Chicken cube 1

-Salt to taste

-Oil 4 tbsps

 

Method:

Boil noodles with a tbsp of oil and salt for 5-10 minutes. Pass cold water through boiled noodles and set aside.

Heat oil in a wok in fry garlic a minute, then add onions and fry on high flame, keep adding all the veges one by one and fry for couple of minutes. Add ketchup, chilli garlic sauce, chicken cube, soya sauce, vinegar and brown sugar and fry. Add boiled noodles and keep tossing on high flame until well combined. Serve hot!

 

Health fact:

Eat at least 5-7 servings of fresh vegetables every day. Seasonal vegetables should be encouraged. Include variety in vegetable type and color in your diet. Yellow and orange color vegetables are rich in Vitamin A, α and β carotenes, zea-xanthins and crypto-xanthins, where as dark green vegetables are very good source of minerals and phenolic flavonoid anti-oxidants.

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Bhuu Rani

Bhuu Rani - Fried brinjals in yogurt sauce

Different and Delicious

 

An unusual recipe of brinjals with an unusual name. Interesing as well 🙂  I don’t know much about its origin and how it got its name ‘Bhuu Rani’ ,  it is a Gujrati dish with a distant flavor and freshness indeed because its main ingredient is yogurt. It is a good summer meal and accompained with bread made from gram flour ( baisan ki roti ).

Ingredients:

-Brinjals 3-4 thinly sliced

-Yogurt ½ litre

-Ginger garlic paste 3-4 tbsps

-Red cihlli powder 1 ½ tbsp

-Turmeric powder 2 pinches

-Garam Masala powder ½ tsp

-Cumin & corriander powder 1 tbsp mixed.

-Salt to taste

-Oil for frying

 

Method:

Shallow fry the brinjals until  brown and keep them aside to cool down. Beat yogurt and keep aside as well.

In sauce pan, heat oil and fry rest all the masala ingredients and add the fried brinjals in it and stir.

Mix in beaten yogurt and its ready.

 

Health Tip:

Taking soft and baked brinjal with honey in the evening helps in having a sound sleep. Using it for some days cures insomnia.

 

 

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Ridge Gourd Gravy

Ridge Gourd Gravy

Ridge Gourd great gravy!

Ridge gourd is very tasty vegetable if its made nicely and cooked properly with right spices. I have made this recipe with all my heart to make it tastier and better! And i loved it.

Ingredients:

-Ridge Gourd 1 kg

-Onions 2 medium sliced

-Tomatoes 4 peeled and chopped

-Green Chillies 4 whole

-Red chillipowder 1 tbsp

-Corriander powder 1 tsp

-Salt to taste

-Turmeric powder 1 tsp

-Ginger Julian cut 1 tsp

-Oil 1/2 cup

 

Method:

Heat oil and add onions fry till golden brown. Add tomatoes and all the spices cook well for 2 minutes. Add ridge gourd and cook. Add some water and cook covered until its tender. Add green chillies and ginger on top and cook covered to get the flavors entirely into the dish.

Serve with boiled rice or bread.

 

Health fact:

Ridge gourd has blood-purifying properties.

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Potato Rice

Potato Rice

Simple, nutritionist and delicious Potato Rice Meal

 

I always liked simple and tasty food and i enjoy cooking them as well. Potato is one of my favorite vegetable and i love experimenting with it. Though the recipe i am writing today is far simpler and is cooked on almost a daily basis. Its highly nutritious and yum to eat!

Ingredients:

-Potatoes cubed 3 ( i kept it with skin as its a really good source of fiber )

-Rice 3 cups soaked for 15 mins

-Onions 2 thinly sliced

-Chopped ginger & garlic 1 tbsp

-Green chillies 5

-Red chilli powder 1 tbsp

-Black pepper powder 1 tbsp

-Turmeric powder 1 tsp

-Oil 1/2 cup

-Star aniseeds 3

-Cumin seeds

-Chicken stock 1 1/2 cups

-Salt to taste

-Mint leaves to garnish

 

Method:

Heat oil in pan and add star aniseed and cumin seeds, fry a little. Add onions and fry till golden brown. Add potatoes and all the spices and fry well. Add 1/2 stalk cover and cook on low heat until potatoes are tender. Add soaked rice and salt and the remaining stalk just to cover the rice. Do not over flow with stalk or your rice will become so soggy.

Cook on high flame until all the water dries up. Place the pot on a hot plate to give indirect heat while on dum. Spread green chillies on top and let it dum for about 10 mins.

 

Serve with yogurt if you like.

 

Health fact:

Potatoes have Vitamin-C and B-complex and minerals like potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc are good for the skin. Apart from that, pulp obtained from crushed raw potatoes, mixed with honey, can serve as excellent skin and face packs.

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