Sunday, October 30, 2016

ALOO POORI - DIWALI SPECIAL



ALOO KI SABZI
INGREDIENTS:
1) 500gms Potatoes
2) 2 Tablespoon Oil
3) 1/2 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
4) Pinch of Asafoetida
5) 3-4 Green Chillies
6) 3 Tomatoes Chopped
7) 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric
8) 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilly Powder
9) Few Methi/Fenugreek Seeds
10) Salt to taste
11) 1 Teaspoon Dry Mango Powder
12) Fresh Green Coriander to garnish

POORI
INGREDIENTS:
1) 1/2 Kg Whole wheat Flour
2) Salt to taste
3) 3 Teaspoon Oil
4) Water to Knead the flour

PREPARATION TIME: 30 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
ALOO KI SABZI
* Boil the potatoes, Peel them and Mash them roughly when cooled
* In a wok, Heat the oil, crackle some Methi seeds and mustard seeds
* Add Asafoetida and green chillies and saute for a minute
* Add Tomatoes and Salt, saute till soft
* Add Turmeric and Red chilly powder, saute till masala leaves oil
* Add Mashed potatoes to the tomato masala, mix well and add 2 cups of water
* Cover and let it cook for few minutes, finally add dry mango powder
* Serve hot with fresh coriander as garnish
POORI
* In a plate, take out flour and add salt, mix well
* Add little oil, and knead into a soft dough with water
* Heat oil in a wok
* Take little dough and roll it out into rounds of 4 inch diameter
* Fry the rolled out dough in the heated oil
* Fry both sides, let the poori puff
* When golden brown in color, drain out oil
* Keep the Pooris on kitchen towel to drain out excess oil
* Serve hot with hot Aloo ki sabzi
* Serve with sliced onions, pickles and lemon wedges


Saturday, October 15, 2016

BRAZILIAN CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES


INGREDIENTS:
1) 1/4 Cup Butter
2) 1 Cup Condensed Milk
3) 50gms Milk Chocolate
4) 2 Teaspoon Cocoa Powder
5) Few Drops of Vanilla Essence
6) Pinch of salt

PREPARATION TIME: 1 Hour 20 minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* In a bowl, heat butter and add condensed milk
* Cook it on simmer flame, add pinch of salt
* Break the chocolates into small pieces and add it to the pan
* Add Vanilla essence and mix continuously
* Add cocoa powder and mix well, cook till the mixture starts leaving sides
* When mixture tries to come together, take off heat and let it chill for an hour
* It forms dough like consistency, take small portions and make small balls out of it
* Cover the balls in different sprinklers and condiments or crushed oreo biscuits
* You can make a white truffle too with white chocolate and no cocoa powder
* Serve at room temperature! Its a hit with kids!!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

SPROUTS KI SABZI


INGREDIENTS:
1) 200 gms Black Chana Sprouts
2) 100 gms Green Moong Sprouts
3) 1 Onion Chopped
4) 2 Tamotoes Chopped
5) 1/2 Teaspoon Jeera/Cumin seeds
6) 1 Tablespoon Oil
7) A Pinch of Asafoetida
8) 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric
9) Salt to taste
10) Black Pepper to taste
11) Red Chilly Powder to taste
12) 1/2 Teaspoon Dry Mango Powder
13) Fresh Coriander Chopped
14) 1/2 Lemon Juice (Optional)

PREPARATION TIME: 30 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* In a pan or pressure cooker, boil water and add turmeric and little salt.
* Add sprouts and let it boil till soft. When done drain and let it cool
* In a pan, heat oil and crackle some jeera seeds and asafoetida
* Add Chopped onions and saute a little till onions turn translucent
* Add red chilly, mix and after a minute add chopped tomatoes
* Add little salt and mix, saute till tomatoes get soft
* Add sprouts and little water and let it cook
* Add black pepper, dry mango powder and adjust salt
* Serve hot with fresh coriander leaves and lemon juice as garnish
* Can be served with puris, paranthas, kulchas or even as a filing in Golgappas


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