Saturday, 28 March 2020

Homemade Boondi and Boondi Raita

Special situation, needs special treatment too! Oh nothing serious but as extended time at home for kiddo and some boredom too, I am looking for ways to make him happy and same time ensuring that we avoid external food as much possible..
As boondi raita is favourite of my LO, and I did not have boondi at home, I decided to make it. This is very easy and you need ingredients that are readily available at home. So let's get to the recipe 



Ingredients:
For making boondi 
1. 1/2 cup besan
2. 2 tbsp red chili powder ( optional)
3. pinch of cooking soda
4. Salt to taste 
5. Oil for frying

For raita:
1. 1 cup Thick curd (not so sour)
2. 1 tbsp sugar
3. 1/2 tbsp chat masala
4. Salt as per taste 
5. Pinch of red chili powder 

Preperation:


For making boondi:
1. In  bowl mix besan, red chilli powder, salt, cooking soda and 2 tbsp oil
2. Add very little water at time, mix well  and make batter of dropping consistency 
3. Heat oil for frying 
4. Now use one frying zara with holes to drop the batter in hot oil. Fry boondi on low heat, till crisp. Use another to remove fried boondi and drain on absorbent paper 
Repeat for remaining batter 

Let the boondi cool completely. You can store it in airtight container for use later

For making raita:


1. Mix salt, sugar and chat masala with the curd
2. Add boondi and mix gently 
3. Garnish with red chilli powder

Enjoy fully home made boondi raita with any paratha!

Saturday, 21 March 2020

Crispy Nachos, Salsa and Dip

Simple, quick and yummy snack that will lift up your mood 




Ingredients:
For Nachos 
1. 1 cup corn flour 
2. 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
3. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 
4. 1 tbsp ajwain seeds
5. Salt as per taste 
6. Oil for frying 

Spice Mix:
1. 1 tbsp red chili powder 
2. 1 tbsp all purpose seasoning 
3. 1/2 tbsp black paper powder 

For Salsa 
1. 1 ripe, red tomato 
2. 1 small onion 
3. 1 green chilli 
4. 1 tbsp chopped coriander
5. 1/2 tbsp red chili powder
6. Salt as per taste 
7. 1/2 tbsp all purpose seasoning 

For dip:
1. 2 tbsp veg mayonnaise 
2. 2 tbsp tomato ketchup 




Preparation:
Nachos:
1. In a bowl mix corn flour, whole wheat flour, salt, turmeric powder and roughly crushed ajwain seeds and  2 tbsp oil 
2. Using water, knead stiff dough 
3. Cover and keep the dough aside for 10 minutes 
4. Divide the dough in small balls and roll a small size Puri. Make marking with fork so that while frying nachos will remain flat and crisp
5. Divide the puri in 12 equal parts with help of knife or cutter
6. Repeat for all the balls
7. Heat oil and fry nachos on low to medium heat till crisp and slightly Brown
8. Drain on absorbent paper and let them slightly cool

Prepare the spice mix by mixing red chili powder, seasoning and black pepper powder and sprinkle on nachos and toss it together. Crispy nachos are ready. Can be stored in airtight container after fully cool.

For Salsa
1. Finely chop tomato, onion, green chilli and coriander and mix it together 
2. Add salt, red chili powder, seasoning and mix well
Salsa is ready

For making the dip mix veg mayonnaise and tomato ketchup to form smooth dip

Serve you yummy nachos with salsa and dip!

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