Saturday, 30 August 2014

Sprouts and Khakhara chat

This unusual combination of sprouts and khakhara is surely healthy and at the same time tasty!! Enjoy this tea time snack this Sunday

- 1 cup mixed sprouts
- 1/2 cup finely chopped tomato
- 1/2 cup finely chopped cucumber
- 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh coriander
- 1 tbsp chopped green chilies (optional)
- 3 masala khakhara
- 1 tsp red chili powder
- 1 tsp chat masala
- 1 tbsp sweet tamarind chutney (or lemon juice)
- salt to taste

1. Cook the mixed sprouts for 1 whistle in pressure cooker. Add salt while cooking itself
2. Drain the excess water and cool the cooked sprouts to room temperature
3. Crush khakhara with hand and keep aside. Make sure not to crush too much. It should remain small pieces
4. In a bowl, mix the cooked sprouts and all other ingredients, except khakhara
5. Mix the crushed khakhara just before serving so that it gives crunchy feel to chat

Enjoy the chat with cup of hot masala tea!!

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Janmashtami Special - Prasad panjiri

Though I am late for this, here is a simple panjiri for prasad I made this Janmashtami.. You can also make and consume it during winter as it contains sonth (dry ginger powder) in good amount

- 1 cup coriander seeds powder (daniya)
- 1/2 cup dry ginger powder
- 1/2 roasted makhana (lotus seeds) powder
- 1/4 cup dry coconut grated and roasted
- 1 cup sugar powder (I took less)
- 1-2 tbsp any nuts, roasted in ghee (I used almonds)
- 1/2 cup ghee

- In a pan heat ghee and add the coriander seeds powder and roast it for 1-2 mins till it starts darkening in color
- Now add dry ginger powder, roasted makhana (lotus seeds) powder to it and roast again for a minute
- Add roasted, grated dry coconut and almonds and mix well
- Turn off heat and let the mix cool to room temperature

- Once cooled, add sugar powder and mix well
You panjiri is ready!!

Friday, 15 August 2014

Green tomato (raw tomato) curry

Today I harvested few green tomatoes from my kitchen garden...And prepared this tangy curry. Try this and you will surely enjoy this unusual side dish. .

Here are some green tomatoes on plant in my balcony!!

- 3-4 medium size green tomatoes
- 1/2 tsp mustard seed
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp red chilli powder
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1 tbsp jaggery

- Cut green tomatoes in small pieces
- Heat oil in pan, add mustard seeds and as it crackle, add cut tomatoes
- Cover and cook for few mins as tomatoes soften. Add very little water if needed
- Add turmeric powder,  chilli powder,  salt and jaggery. Cover and cook for another few mins
- Add water and adjust consistency
Serve hot with pulka or rice!!!

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