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Mouthwatering Monday – Pav Bhaji

Pav-Bhaji
Pav-Bhaji

I love spicy food specially street food, like aaloo tikki, golgappa and Pav Bhaji. Yummy!! Today I am going to share Pav Bhaji recipe which is so simple to make that after making it for the first time, I was so disappointed with myself that why I didn’t tried it earlier 😛

Here is the recipe.

Ingredients

  • 6 Pavs
  • 2 cups mixed Boiled Vegetables like Potato, Cauliflower, Peas, carrots, beans (you can add or remove any vegetable per your preference, like I didn’t used carrots as they taste sweet)
  • 3-4 Garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes chopped
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic paste
  • ½ tbsp Red chilli powder
  • ½ tbsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tbsp Garam Masala
  • 1-2 tbsp Pav Bhaji Masala(Mix spices)
  • ½ tbsp mustard seeds
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1-2 green chilli for garnishing
  • Cilantro for garnishing
  • Salt as per taste

Method

  • Heat butter in a pan and add mustard seeds.
  • Add Garlic cloves and Onions till they become translucent.
  • Mix Ginger Garlic paste and cook.
  • Add tomatoes and salt. Cook on medium heat until the mixture becomes mushy.
  • Add spices, chilli powder, turmeric, garam masala, pav bhaji masala.
  • Cook on low flame for 2-3 minutes and then add boiled mixed vegetables.
  • Add water as per required consistency and cook on low heat for 10-15 minutes.
  • Mash it properly while cooking.
  • You can garnish it with Cilantro, green chillies or butter. 
  • Serve it with Pav, separately fried on a pan with butter.

 

That’s it. 🙂

Simple and sweet. If health conscious avoid butter and use less potatoes in gravy.

I have served it with sweet mango chutney and onions.

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Mouthwatering Monday – Rogan Josh

Rogan Josh
Rogan Josh served with Lamb Chops and Hash Browns

 

Rogan Josh is a Mutton recipe cooked in Indian style with lots of flavoring spices. It is believed to be a Kashmiri recipe but I bet that every meat loving Indian would love eating it.

Here is the recipe.

Ingredients

Method

  • Clean Lamb/Mutton thoroughly and cut into 2 inch pieces.

  • Marinate it for overnight or for 3-4 hours with Yogurt, ginger garlic paste, 1 tbsp of oil.

  • After marination, heat oil in a pan and pour meat on it when hot. Cook till it turns brown. Set aside.

  • Heat Oil in a pan and add bay leaves, black and green cardamon, julienned ginger and chopped garlic.

  • Add Onions and cook till they are translucent.

  • Add rest of the spices and cook till oil starts leaving the sides.

  • Add some water (as per your desired consistency) and cook it to boil.

  • Mix cooked Lamb/Mutton to it and cook it for 45 minutes on low to medium heat.

  • Add Garam masala.

  • Garnish with cilantro and serve hot with rice or roti/naan.

Rogan Josh
Rogan Josh served with Lamb Chops and Hash Browns

All set for this delicious dish. 🙂

Mouthwatering Monday – Simple Tortilla Rolls

A simple veg Tortilla rolls is what every Mom should know to make. Easy, quick and healthy and no fuss eating. since they are so easy to make and you can fill them with a variety of filling; I best thought of writing this recipe in a totally different way.

So, here it is.

Simple Tortilla Rolls
Simple Tortilla Rolls

Off-Course you will need a tortillas or even if you don’t have that, you can use a flat bread/Roti/Chapati, to use as wrapper for your filling.

For filling use any vegetables you like. I have used lettuce, cabbage, carrots, green chillies, pickled onions, green pepper. Julienne it or cut into small cubes. For mixing them together you can use Mayo or if you want to go healthy way, use yogurt of your preferred taste.

That’s all the things you need. Wrap them in your style. Serve them the way you want. I have served them hot with Mint and Tomato dip. 🙂

Enjoy!!!

 

Mouthwatering Monday – Chicken Tandoori in Oven

Chicken Tandoori in Oven
Chicken Tandoori in Oven

Chicken!! Chicken!!! Chicken!!!!

This is my kids scream every time they are hungry. How much chicken can you want? Well, when it comes to kids, they have their own preferences.

This Tandoori Chicken is first time tried recipe, which turn out quite satisfactory, considering first time. 🙂

Ingredients

  • 10 Piece Chicken (Wings, Thighs and Breasts)
  • 1 Cup Yogurt
  • 2 tbsp Meat Masala
  • 1 tbsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Powder
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon Powder
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Powder
  • ½ tbsp Chilli Powder
  • Green Chili and Onion for Garnishing

Method

  • Mix Yogurt with lemon juice and rest of the spices to make a thick paste.
  • Use this paste to Marinate Chicken for 6-12 hours or overnight in refrigerator. You can marinate chicken with the ingredients of your choice. Like if you don’t prefer having red chili you can totally avoid that.
  • Before cooking, let the chicken rest out of fridge for half hour.
  • Pre heat oven to 425.
  • Lay down chicken pieces on Rack over a pan.
  • Cook them for 30 minutes then turn them over. Cook again for 15-20 minutes and then put off the oven.
  • Let the chicken rest for 30 minutes.
  • Garnish with ingredients of your choice, like Onions, green chili, lemon or cilantro.
  • Serve. 🙂
Chicken Tandoori in Oven
Chicken Tandoori in Oven

Enjoy!!!

P.S. My cooking is experimental. You will find many similar and different recipes, but the idea is to explore your food and do experiments with it. Enjoy Cooking Experiments and Experiences 🙂

Mouthwatering Monday – Mutton Keema

Mutton Keema by Jyoti Singh
Mutton Keema

Keema is my son Otu’s favorite. He really loves his non vegetarian food. Even now he is drooling all over by just watching the pics of Keema 😛

Mutton Keema by Jyoti Singh
Mutton Keema

Let’s go ahead and cook Mutton Keema now.

Ingredients

  • 1 lbs Mutton minced
  • 1 Big Onion finely chopped
  • 3 Green Chillis chopped/sliced as you prefer
  • 3 Tomatoes thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/4 Cup Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp julienne Ginger
  • ½ tbsp Cumin
  • 1 tbsp Red Chili Powder
  • ½ tbsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Powder
  • ½ tbsp Garam Masala Powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 tbsp Fenugreek Leaves
  • 3 tbsp Oil/Butter

Method

  • Heat oil in a pan and add onions and Ginger Garlic paste, and cook till onions turn golden brown.
  • Add minced Mutton to it, and cook on until it change it’s color. Add salt now.
  • Add tomatoes, yogurt and all the spices.
  • Cook till tomatoes are cooked perfectly and oil leaves the sides.
  • Add fenugreek leaves, julienne ginger pieces and green chillies.
  • Cook for 3 more minutes and done.
  • Garnish with mint/cilantro and julienne ginger.
  • Serve hot.
Mutton Keema by Jyoti Singh
Mutton Keema

This recipe does not take much time to cook; is delicious, and nutritional too. A winner all the way. 🙂

Enjoy!!!

 

P.S. My cooking is experimental. You will find many similar and different recipes, but the idea is to explore your food and do experiments with it. Enjoy Cooking Experiments and Experiences 🙂