Sunday, 26 March 2017

All natural Kala khatta ice candy!

Hot summer and school vacation, surely justifies this home made kala khatta candy made with Black grapes.



Ingredients:
1. 1 cup of black grapes
2. 1/4 cup sugar( adjust as per your sweetness preference)
3. 1 cup water
4. 1/4 tbsp black salt (kala namak)
5. 1/4 cup clear soda water (use plain soda without any flavour)

That's it..we are ready to make our yummy ice candy!

Preparation:
Mix all ingredients except the soda water in a juicer jar and make the black grapes juice.

Take the ice candy mould, in each section pour around 1/2 to 1 tbsp of soda water and fill with the grapes juice prepared. Soda water gives crunchy ice texture to the candy. Close the moulds with its lids and set in freezer for 4-5 hours or overnight.
While taking out the candy, run the lower potion of moulds under tap water and slowly release the candy. Relish your very own healthy kala katta ice candy!


Saturday, 25 March 2017

Strawberry Mint cooler

Want to quench thirst natural way? Try this easy summer cooler !



You'll need
1-2 Strawberries 
Few mint leaves
And jar full of fresh water
Few ice cubes or time for cooling
Cut the strawberries side wise, crush mint leaves a little with hand and add to water jar.
Add some ice cubes or keep in refrigerator for few hours..enjoy strawberry 🍓 mint cooler throughout the day!!

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Ragda patties

Ragda patties is surely one of favourite chat dish that is filling and satisfying. Again this also can be made with most ingredients at hand like most of my recipes.
Though the preparation and recipe is slightly lengthy, its worth the end results!!
So if you are planning that weekend party or high tea party or just craving for chat surely try this one!



Ingredients:
For ragda:
1. 1cup (green/yellow) peas, soaked overnight and pressure cooked till soft
2. 1 medium sized onion finely chopped
3. 2 medium tomato finely chopped
4. 1 medium potato boiled and roughly mashed (This gives thickness to ragda)
5.1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
6.1/2 tbsp turmeric powde
7. 2 tbsp red chilli powder
8. 1 tbsp garam masala
9. Salt to taste
10. 3 tbsp oil

For patties:
1. 4 large sized boiled and peeled potatoes 
2. 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
3. Pinch of sugar
4. Salt per taste
5. Oil/butter for shallow frying

For assembly:
1. Sweet and sour tamarind chutney 3-4 tbsp (Red chutney)
2. Coriander-mint chutney 3-4 tbsp (Green chutney)
3. Nylon sev 1/2 cup
4. Finely chopped onion, tomato and fresh coriander, 2-3 tbsp each
5. Chat masala 1 tbsp

Preparation:
For ragda:
1. Heat oil in pan and add chopped onion. Fry till translucent
2. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry for 1-2min
3. Add chopped tomato and let it cook well
4. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder and garam masala and mix well
5. Add salt and cook the mix for another minute. It should start separating oil by now
6. Add boiled, mashed potato
7. Add cooked peas and mix well
8. Add water to adjust consistency and bring to boil. Ragda is ready

For patties:
1. Mash boiled potatoes and add salt, sugar and lemon juice and mix well
2. Divide into equal parts and roll into patties
3. Heat little oil/butter in a tava  and cook patties till golden brown on both sides and keep aside


Assembly:
Before serving, assemble the patties as needed in each plate. Pour generous amount of steaming ragda on the patties.
Add sweet and sour chutney, green chutney and garnish with chopped onion, tomato, coriander, sev and chat masala..
Serve hot and yummy ragda patties!




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