RAVA PAKODA RECIPE

Ingredients

Rava or sooji: 1 cup
Baking soda: 1 pinch
Onions: ½ cup (Fine chopped)
Coriander leaves: handful (Fine chopped)
Curry leaves: 8-10 (Fine chopped)
Fine chopped green chilly: 2
Jeera – 1 teaspoon
Curd – 2 teaspoons
Oil for frying
Water

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How to make Rava pakoda

. In a mixing bowl take sooji, onions, coriander,curry leaves, green chillies, baking soda, curd, jeera and salt.
. Mix them well and add little water at a time and make a thick batter.
. Keep the batter for 20 minutes.
. Now heat the oil in kadai or pan at medium heat.
. Check the consistency of batter if its too thick add little water.
. Mix the sooji/ rava batter thoroughly for 2-3 minutes so that mixture becomes fluffy.
. Drop small size poakodas in hot oil.
. Let them cook for few minutes.
. Once they become fluffy and little brown turn them over.
. Cook them from both side till they become brown and crisp from both the sides.
. Crispy sooji pakora or rawa pakora is ready to serve.
. Serve sooji/Rava pakoda with green chutney or tomato sause.

Enjoy!

CRISPY POTATO BALLS

Ingredients:

Boiled potato: 2-3 (medium size)
Bread crumbs: 1 cup
Fine chopped onions: ¼ cup
Fine chopped coriander leaves: 2-3 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste: 1 tbsp
Red chilly powder: ¼ tsp
Coriander powder: 1 tsp
Amchur powder or lemon juice: ½ tsp (optional)
Salt to taste
All purpose flour (maida): 2 tbsp
Oil for deep frying

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How to make Crispy Potatos Balls:

. In a small bowl take all purpose flour and add little water at a time and make smooth slurry (watery mixture) and keep it aside.
. In a small plate take bread crumbs and keep it aside.
. In a mixing bowl grate boiled potato.
. Add onions,coriander leaves,bread crumbs,ginger garlic paste,red chilly powder,coriander powder, amchur powder and salt.
. Mix them nicely and make small size balls out of it.
. Make smooth and crack free balls.
. Now heat the oil at medium heat.
. Once you are ready to fry take potato balls dip them in slurry.
. Take them out and roll them in bread crumbs.
. Now roll each ball between your palms so that bread crumbs sticks properly and don’t come out while frying.
. Fry them till they are golden brown.
. Serve hot potato balls with tomato sause or ketchup.

Enjoy!

MIXED VEGETABLE CHEESE CUTLET RECIPE

Ingredients

Leftover sabzi/curry (preferably potato and mixed vegetables)
2 tbsp Refined flour
1 cup breadcrumbs
Black pepper powder to taste
cheese, grated
Salt to taste
Oil for frying
Breadcrumbs for coating

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How to make mixed vegetable cheese cutlet

. In a bowl, mash the leftover sabzi/curry (preferably potato and mixed vegetables).
. Add refined flour, breadcrumbs, salt, and black pepper powder. Mix well.
. Divide the mixture in small portions and stuff each portion with grated cheese.
. Seal the cutlets (to resemble a ball) and flatten slightly, shaping the cutlets.
. Coat the cutlets with breadcrumbs.
. Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the cutlets till golden brown.
. Serve cutlets with tomato sauce .

Enjoy!
MULTIGRAIN EGG ROLL RECIPE

Ingredients:

For the wrap-

Wheat flour- 1/4 cup
Oat flour- 1/4 cup

For the filling-

Eggs-2
onion – 1
Capsicum (sliced)- 1/2 medium
Pepper powder- 1/2 teaspoon
Green chili (chopped)- 1
Salt- to taste
Oil- 2 tablespoon

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How to make multigrain egg roll

. Combine both the flours in a bowl and form a non-sticky dough.
. Divide it into 4 equal parts and make 4 thin roti For the filling- beat the eggs, add capsicum, onion, chilli, salt and pepper and mix well.
. Heat oil in a pan and pour the egg mixture.
. Scramble the egg (make sure your mixture doesn’t become too dry).
. Fill this mixture in multigrain wrap and serve.

Enjoy!
ONION KACHORI RECIPE

Ingredients:

For Dough:

• 1 ½ cup wheat flour
• ½ cup gram flour
• 2 tbsp ghee
• Salt to taste
• Asafetida a pinch

For Onion Filling:

• 1 ½ tbsp oil
• 1 tsp fennel seeds
• 1 tsp black onion seeds
• 1 tsp coriander seeds
• 1 cup chopped onion
• Salt to taste
• 1 ½ tsp chopped green chillies

For Kachori:

• Oil for frying
• Cumin powder a pinch
• Red chilli powder a pinch

For Chutney:
• 1 tbsp oil
• 2 tbsp sesame seeds
• ¾ cup chopped raw mango
• Salt to taste
• ½ tsp black onion seeds
• 1 ½ tbsp sugar
• 1 tsp black salt
• 1 tsp roasted cumin powder

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How to make onion kachori

• To prepare dough in a bowl add wheat flour, gram flour, salt, asafoetida, water and knead to dough. Rest the dough for 10 minutes.
• To prepare onion filling on a pan heat oil; add fennel seeds, black onion seeds, coriander seeds, chopped onion, salt, chopped green chilli and roast it.
• Make dumpling of the dough and roll it. Now add cumin powder, red chilli powder and the prepared onion filling to it and seal it. Make a kachori out of it.
• Fry the kachoris in hot oil on a low flame and remove them on a tissue paper.
• To make chutney on a pan heat oil; add sesame seeds, chopped raw mango, salt, black onion seeds, sugar, black salt, roasted cumin powder, water and mix well.
• On a plate add chutney and place the kachoris.
• Serve them.

Enjoy!
onion-kachori
CABBAGE VADA RECIPE

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup – Whole White Urad Dal
1 Cup – Finely Chopped Cabbage
1 tsp – Grated Ginger
3 – Green Chilies
2 tbsp – Chopped Coriander Leaves
8 to 10 – Curry Leaves
1/2 tsp – Cumin Seeds (optional)
A Pinch – Asafoetida/Hing (optional)
To Taste – Salt
To Deep Fry – Oil

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How to make Cabbage Vada

. Wash and soak urad dal for 2-3 hours in ample of water, rinse one more time and grind into smooth thick paste, use 1-2 tbsp of water if required to grind in mixer.
. Finely chop cabbage, green chilies, coriander leaves, curry leaves, grate ginger and mix with urad batter.
. Add salt, asafoetida, cumin seeds and mix well.
. Heat oil for deep frying in kadai (wok).
. To make vada/bada wet hand in a bowl of water, take little batter and make smooth ball, make a hole in middle using thumb and carefully drop this in hot oil.
. Add 3-4 vada in a batch (add more if using big kadai) and fry in medium flame both sides until nice golden brown, drain in tissue paper once cooked and repeat same for rest of batter.
. Serve hot with coconut chutney OR sambar.

Enjoy!
cabbage-vada
SEMIYA VADA RECIPE

Ingredients:

vermicelli (cooked and strained)- 1 cup
onion (finely chopped) – 1
cabbage (finely chopped) – ½ cup
ginger (grated) one small piece
green chilli 3 – 4
potato (cooked and mashed) 1
gram flour / besan – ½ cup
rice flour – 2 tablespoon
turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon
red chilli powder (optional) – ½ teaspoon
coriander leaves (chopped) – 2 teaspoon
salt to taste
oil for deep frying

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How to make semiya vada

. Pressure cook potatoes for 2 – 3 whistles. Let it cool.
. Then peel it, mash it and set it aside.
. Bring two cups of water in a vessel and cook vermicelli till done. Don’t over cook it. Drain water and add it to potato mixture.
. Now to the potato semiya mixture, add green chillies, red chilli powder, coriander leaves, turmeric powder, gram flour, rice flour, grated ginger, salt.
. Knead well without adding water to a smooth dough.
. Heat oil in a kadai.
. Take small portions of dough, make balls and slightly flatten it keeping it in between your palms as we make vada.
. Fry till golden brown.
. Semiya vada is ready. Serve vermicelli vada hot with tomato ketchup or green chutney.

Enjoy!
semiya-vada
BOONDI CHAAT RECIPE

Ingredients

Boondi – 3 cups
Onion – ¾ cup, finely chopped
Tomatoes – ¾ cup, finely chopped
Green chilies – 1, finely chopped
Cilantro/coriander leaves – 3 tablespoon, finely chopped
Chaat masala – 1 ½ teaspoon
Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon
Salt – to taste (optional)

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How to make boondi chaat

. Take boondi, onion, tomato, cilantro, green chilies, chaat masala. (I have not added salt because my boondi is already salted.)
. Mix well and then add lemon juice and mix. Lemon juice is must it takes the dish to the whole new level.
. Serve immediately.

Enjoy!
boondi chaat

 

ALOO TIKKI RECIPE

Ingredients

Potatoes – 3 medium or 1 ½ cups boiled, peeled and mashed
Green peas – ¾ cup, boiled
Green chilies – 2, finely chopped
Cilantro or coriander leaves – 3 tablespoons, finely chopped
Red chili powder – 1 teaspoon
Chaat masala – 1 ½ teaspoon
Salt – to taste
Lemon juice – 2 teaspoons
Oil – 2 tablespoons, for shallow frying the tikkis

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How to make Aloo Tikki      

. Boil the 3 medium potatoes in pressure cooker.
. For that take washed potatoes in a pressure cooker, add enough water so potatoes are submerged in the water.
. Cover with the lid, put the weight on. Turn the heat on medium and let it cook for 2-3 whistles.
. The number of whistles may vary depending on the size and type of the potatoes. Also boil the ¾ cup green peas. If you are using fresh peas then cooking time will be more.
. Mash the boiled potatoes, it will be 1 ½ cups. add peas in a bowl.
. Mash both together using potato masher, so everything gets well blended.
. Add finely chopped green chilies, cilantro, red chili powder, chaat masala, and salt.
. Squeeze fresh lemon juice.
. Mix everything together.
. Divide the mixture into 15 equal portions and make ball out of it. Take one ball a time, press lightly, seal the edges if it breaks.
. Make all the patty same way. I got ½ inch thick and 1 ½ inch diameter sized 15 tikkis. You can make as per your desire size.
. Heat the skillet in on medium heat for shallow frying.
. Add few teaspoons of oil. Once oil is medium hot, put the tikkis gently and carefully on the pan.
. Drizzle some oil on tikki as well. Cook till bottom side is brown and crispy.
. Once cooked then flip the tikkis using spatula and let it brown other side as well.
. Serve as a snack or starter.

Enjoy!
Aloo-tikki-recipe
ARATIKAYA (RAW BANANA) VADA RECIPE

Ingredients :

Chopped Plantain / Raw Banana/Aratikaya : 1 cup
Chana Dal : 1/2 cup
Onion : 1
Green Chillies : 2 or 3
Garlic : 2 cloves
Ginger : 1 inch piece
Salt to taste
Chopped Fresh Coriander Leaves
Oil for deep frying

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How to make Aratikaya Vada

. Soak the chana dal in water for 4 hours and then drain.
. Grind the chana dal into a coarse paste along with green chillies, garlic and ginger.
. Peel and chop the onion into small pieces and set aside.
. Wash, peel and chop the plantain/aratikaya into pieces and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
. Mash the boiled plantain/aratikaya and set aside.
. Then add the chana dal paste, chopped coriander leaves, salt and chopped onion to the mashed plantain/aratikaya.
. Mix very well.Heat oil in a pan for deep frying.
. Apply little oil or water on palm.
. Take lemon size ball of plantain mixture, flatten them a little and deep fry them in hot oil till golden color on both sides evenly.
. Remove and place them on a tissue paper.
. Serve hot with tomato ketchup .

Enjoy!
arati vada
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