DATES AND TAMARIND CHUTNEY /SWEET CHUTNEY FOR SAMOSAS/KHAJOOR IMLI KI CHUTNEY

 

 

Tamarind and dates chutney is a beautiful blend of sweet and tangy flavour with a hint of spiciness.This chutney is very simple and takes a few minutes to prepare.Key ingredient for most of the Indian chaats are sweet chutney.

INGREDIENTS

deseeded dates-1 cup
tamarind-1/4 cup
jaggery -4tbsp
dry red chillies-5
water-1&1/2 cup
cumin powder-1/2 tsp
dry ginger powder-1/2 tsp
salt

 

METHOD

  • In a pan cook dates,jaggery,tamarind and dry red chillies with 1&1/2 cup of water.
  • Let this cook for 5-8 minutes until it reaches in to soft and pulpy texture.
  • Allow this mixture to cool down completely.
  • Grind this mixture and make a fine paste.
  • Using a strainer seive this and remove all tiny pieces.
  • Once again boil this chutney  and add  enough salt,dry ginger powder and cumin powder .
  • Mix well.
  • switch off the flame , let it cool down.
  • serve it along with some pakodas,chaats ,samosas etc.

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Take a pan add deseeded dates,tamarind,jaggery and dry red chillies.Cook this with some water.
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Let this become soft and pulpy.
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cooked well!!!! let this cool down!!!!!
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using a blender jar grind this mixture.
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Add water if mixture is too thick.
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Sieve this .
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boil for 2-3 minutes, to get well combined with all the flavours

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mix well!!!!!!!
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sweet and sour ,dates and tamarind chutney is ready to serve!!!!!

Note:

  • Sweetness and spiciness of the chutney can be adjusted as per the desired taste preferences.
  • If chutney is too thick thin it down adding some more water.
  • This can be refrigerated and stored up to 2 weeks

 

 

 

 

 

HOW TO MAKE ALOO BONDA/POTATO BONDA RECIPE/BATATA VADA RECIPE

 

Aloo bonda or potato bonda is one of the easiest snacks we can prepare at home during holidays or when you have guests at home.For preparing this first i have boiled potatoes using a pressure cooker.Always use good quality potatoes for this bond to make this filling tastier and yummy.

INGREDIENTS

FOR FILLING
Boiled potatoes-3
onion -1
green chillies -2
ginger-small sized
curry leaves
turmeric powder-1/2tsp
cumin powder-1 tsp
mustard seeds-1tsp
urad dal -1 tsp
oil-1&1/2 tbsp
salt

FOR BATTER
besan/gram flour-1&1/2 cup
turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
asafoetida-1/4 tsp
baking soda-1/4 tsp
chilli powder-1 tsp
water
oil for deep frying

METHOD

  • First boil potatoes and remove its skin,cut them in  to cubes
  • In a pan pour some oil,splutter some mustard seeds ,add some urad dal.
  • when its colour slightly changes add ginger,green chillies ,sliced onions and curry leaves.
  • saute it well and add some turmeric powder,Mix it well.
  • Add boiled and cubed potatoes.Mix well.
  • Mash the potatoes using a potato masher ,add some lemon juice, cumin powder and salt.
  • Combine everything well .
  • Switch off the flame and let it cool down.
  • In a bowl Add Gram flour ,turmeric powder,chilli powder,asafoetida,baking soda and water.
  • Make a thick batter of gram flour.It should not be watery.
  • Make small balls of potato out of the mixture .
  • Dip this balls in to the prepared besan batter ,coat well with the batter ,each potatao balls.
  • deep fry this potato balls until it gets a crispy outer crust.
  • Once it is ready transfer this in to an oil absorbant paper.
  • serve hot with some tomato ketchup or green chutney.

STEP BY STEP PROCEDURE

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splutter mustard seeds,add some urad dal.Saute onions,ginger and green chillies.Drop some curry leaves.
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Add cubed potatoes,turmeric powder,cumin powder and salt. mix well and mash it. Add some lemon juice.
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Let this cool down.
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Shape potato balls like this.
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    Add gramflour and masala in a bowl.
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    Make a thick batter adding enough water.
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    coat the potato balls with this prepared batter.

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    Deep fry this using enough oil.
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    Potato bondas are ready to serve!!!!!!!!!!

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NOTE

  • If you want to make the potato stuffing spicy ,you can add 1 tsp of chilli powder and 1  tsp of grama masala along with the masala.
  • Make sure the besan /gramflour batter is thick ,it should not be runny .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHOLE MASOOR DAL CURRY/SABUT DAL CURRY

Here i have prepared whole masoor dal curry or sabut dal curry using pressure cooker.This masoor dal curry can be prepared very quickly and it tastes super delicious.This protein rich whole masoor dal curry can be served along with some rice,chapathi etc.Sabut masoor dal is highly nutritious and it’s extreamely good to include in our diet.This curry can be preapared very quickly since pre soaking is not required for this dal.

INGREDIENTS

Whole masoor dal-1&1/2 cup

Onion-1

Tomato-1

Green chillies-3

Ginger-1 medium sized

Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp

Chilli powder-1 tsp

Coriander powder-1 tsp

Curry leaves

Oil-1 tbsp

Cumin seeds-1 tsp
Water

 

METHOD

 

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Add washed and cleaned whole masoor dal in a pressure cooker along with 2&1/2 cup of water.
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Add turmeric powder and pressure cook  for 2-3 whistles in a medium flame.
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finely chop onions,tomato and green chillies.
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crush medium sized ginger.
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Heat a pan and add some oil,crackle some cumin seeds.
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Adding finely chopped onions,ginger,and green chillies.Saute it well.
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Adding chopped tomatoes.
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When tomatoes become slightly mushy,add some masala,turmeric powder,chilli powder and coriander powder.Mix well for 1 minute in low flame.
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Now we can add pressure cooked masoor dal.
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Pour enough water as per the desired consistency of the curry.Add salt as per taste.
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let the curry boil very well for 3-4 minutes,until all flavours will get well combined.
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Finally add some curry leaves and switching off the flame.Curry is ready to serve now.Best combination to have with some steamed rice or chapati.

 

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HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE PANEER/HOMEMADE INDIAN COTTAGE CHEESE

paneer or cottage cheese is a key ingredient for most of the indian dishes.This indian fresh cheese can be made easily at home using some fresh milk.Paneer can be used to prepare variety of the indian  dishes like,paneer paratha,palak paneer,matar paneer etc.Most of the time i use paneer to prepare paneer sandwiches which is one of my favourites.I crumble the paneer cubes and make delicious filling for the sandwiches,which will be loved by adults as well as kids.Here you can see the step by step procedure for making simple homemade paneer.

INGREDIENTS

FULL FAT MILK-2 LTR

VINEGAR-3TBSP

COTTON CLOTH -TO STRAIN WATER.

 

METHOD

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Boil 2 litr full fat milk in a vessel.
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Once the milk starts to boil add 3 tbsp of vinegar.
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as soon as we add vinegar in to the boiling milk,it starts to curdle and whey will be separated from the milk.
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milk curdles completely .
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Using a cotton cloth ,drain out the water .
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clean the paneer using some water to remove the sour flavor of vinegar.
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squeeze out  the moisture .

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paneer cubes are ready to use.

Note:

If vinegar is not available we can use lemon juice to curdle the milk.

 

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CHEESE OMELETTE/MIXED VEGETABLE CHEESE OMELETTE RECIPE

cheesy vegetable omlet

vegetable cheesy omelette recipe/cheese veggie omelette /simple cheese omelet recipe

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Today i am here with a simple egg omelette recipe,cheese vegetable omelet .This omelette resembles a lot with pizza ,once it gets cooked.Here i have used colorful bell peppers or capsicums which makes this omelette even more appealing.You can add any vegetable of your choice ,but make sure veggies can be cooked easily to make it a time saving process.

Ingredients
Eggs-3
Green chilly-1
Onion-1 small sized
Capsicum/Bell peppers: 1 cup, different coloured ( green, orange, yellows &red)
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese-1/2 cup
Turmeric powder:1/2 tsp
Pepper powder:1/2 tsp
Kashmiri chilli:1tsp
Water-1tbsp
Salt-as per taste
Coconut oil-2 tsp
Method
Break eggs in to a bowl .Add turmeric powder,chilli powder,pepper powder and salt . Beat the eggs with a fork or spoon to combine all the masala. Pour 1 tbsp of water whisk it well and keep it aside.
Take a nonstick pan and drizzle some coconut oil .Add green chillies sauté it and add the finely chopped onions . When it slightly changes the colour , add chopped bell peppers. Fry this for some time. Keep the flame low and pour the egg batter in to this . Stir it for a while. Cover it with a lid and cook for almost 3-4 minutes.Now we can put the shredded mozzarella cheese,cover it again and cook until cheese melts down completely.The juicy and fluffy omelette will be ready to serve now.Enjoy😊

 

 

 

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NETHOLI FISH FRY/ANCHOVY FISH FRY/NETHILI FISH FRY/SMELT FISH FRY /KARUVADU FRY

IMG_0517Netholi fish/Anchovi fish  is a very tasty fish .Nethili fish can be used to prepare variety of fish curries.Today i am going to preapre a crispy fish fry using this fish.I have already  uploaded a video of NETHOLI FISH CURRY in my youtube channel .Link will be included in this post.So lets see what all ingredients are required for making this crispy fish fry.

Ingredients

netholi/anchovi fish-20
shallots-5
garlic-6
ginger -medium sized
lemon juice-1 tbsp
curry leaves
turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
chilli powder-2tsp
pepper powder-1 tsp
corn flour-1 tbsp
rice flour-1tbsp
salt
oil for deep frying

Method

  • Clean the fish thoroughly .
  • Prepare masala for the fish fry.
  • In a blender jar add shallots,ginger,garlic,lemon juice,curry leaves,chilli powder,turmeric powder,pepper powder.Grind and make a very fine paste adding some water.
  • Once the paste is ready ,we can add enough salt.
  • just before marination add rice flour and corn flour along with the masala.
  • coat fish pieces with prepared masala .
  • once we add corn flour and rice flour no need to keep the marination for longer time.
  • Deep fry the fish pieces with enough oil.I prefer to use coconut oil for this fish fry.Also i would like to add a generous amount of curry leaves to enhance the flavor of fish fry.
  • Now our crispy Netholi fish fry will be ready to serve!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Note

  • Instead of lemon juice we can add some vinegar while grinding,which will help the masala to seep in to the fish pieces.
  • Spice level you can adjust as per your tolerance level.
  • Adding fresh curry leaves makes the fish fry even more tastier.
  • Use coconut oil to get the flavor of authentic Kerala fish fry.

 

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CHICKEN LIVER FRY/CHICKEN KALEJI FRY RECIPE/CHICKEN LIVER MASALA

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Chicken liver fry is a simple recipe to prepare as a side dish for rice or chapati. Since pepper powder is the key ingredient for this recipe ,i would like to  call this recipe as chicken liver pepper fry.Here first of all i am going to cook these marinated chicken liver separately, so that chicken liver will get cooked well and it will not taste raw at all.Shallots or small onions are used for preparing masala ,we can replace this with normal onions ,but do not use more quantity ,since it would make the gravy little sweet in flavor. I prefer to cut these liver in to small pieces to coat well with flavorful masalas.

 

INGREDIENTS

Chicken liver-300gms
shallots/small onions-1/2 cup
ginger-medium sized
garlic-4-5 cloves
green chillies-3
turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
pepper powder-1 tsp
coriander powder-1tbsp
coconut oil-1 tbsp
salt
coriander leaves
curry leaves

 

METHOD

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wash and clean these chicken liver thoroughly and cut them in to small pieces.

 

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Adding 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder,1 tsp of chilli powder and salt.
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cook this for 3-4 minutes in medium flame
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chicken liver is done!!
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Heat oil in a pan ,saute gin ger,garlic and green chillies.
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adding shallots or small onions,saute it well ,until they become transluscent.
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Adding turmeric powder and coriander powder.
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Roasting these masala for 1 minute in low flame.
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Adding cooked chicken liver.
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Pouring 1/4 cup of water for combining well with the masala.Adding enough salt.
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cook for another  3-4 minutes .Drop some curry leaves.
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Gravy has thickened well and chicken liver coated well with all the masala.
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garnish with some coriander leaves.Chicken liver masala is ready to serve!!!!!!!!!!!!