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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 πŸ˜›

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
  • Β½ tbsp Red chilli powder
  • Β½ tbsp turmeric powder
  • Β½ tbsp Garam Masala
  • 1-2 tbsp Pav Bhaji Masala(Mix spices)
  • Β½ 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,Β green chilliesΒ or butter.Β 
  • Serve it with Pav, separately fried on a pan with butter.

 

That’s it. πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

Mouthwatering Monday – Shredded Mango Chutney

Something sweet…. something spicy…. what should I have? But, I want something which is both spicy and sweet. 😦 If a little sour, that would be better too.

Hmnnn.

Eureka!!!!

Shredded Mango Chutney By Jyoti Singh
Shredded Mango Chutney

Here Comes Shredded Mango Chutney. World is peaceful again. 😎

Ingredients

  • 10 Big Mangoes(around 2 lbs), peeled and shredded
  • 2 lbs Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 tbsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tbsp Garam Masala

Method

  • Add Sugar, Salt, Garam Masala, Red Chili Powder and Cumin Powder to shredded Mangoes.
  • Let is sit for 5 hours.
  • Heat the whole mixture on medium for 30 minutes.
  • Keep stirring till the sugar dissolves completely and desired consistency is achieved.
  • Let it cool and then put in an air tight container.
  • Voila! You are done.

Shredded Mango Chutney is best served with Parathas, or Bread. You can also use it to marinate your chicken, or just eat it simply. My kids love to use it as jam on their bread. My hubby enjoys it as a side dish. I just like to eat it, raw. πŸ˜›

Shredded Mango Chutney By Jyoti Singh
Shredded Mango Chutney

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 πŸ™‚

Mouthwatering Monday – Fruit n Nuts Bowl

Today, I am holidaying, so here is just a bowl of Fruits and Nuts for you. No recipe. πŸ™‚

Fruit n Nuts Bowl
Fruit n Nuts Bowl

Enjoy!!!

 

Mouthwatering Monday – Kaleji / Mutton Liver

Kaleji / Mutton Liver by Jyoti Singh
Kaleji / Mutton Liver

Today I am first time trying my hands at Mutton Liver, also called Kaleji in Hindi. Lets see how this one turn out.

Liver of Lamb/Mutton is considered very nutritional as it is rich in iron and proteins. However special care should be taken to not overcook it.

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs Mutton Liver
  • 2 Big Onions finely chopped
  • 3 Green Chilli, chopped
  • 3 Tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 Cup Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp julienne Ginger
  • 2 Black Cardamon
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5-6 Cloves
  • 6-7 Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Cumin
  • 1 tbsp Red Chili Powder
  • Β½ tbsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 tbsp Fenugreek Leaves
  • 3 tbsp Oil/Butter

Method

  • Heat oil in a pan and add Black Pepper, Cloves, Cinnamon, Black Cardamon and cumin.
  • Add onions and Ginger Garlic paste, and cook till onions turn golden brown.
  • Add liver to it, and cook on until liver change it’s color.
  • Cook on Low-Med heat now, and add cook liver until all moisture dries up.
  • Add spices, red chili, turmeric and coriander powder. Mix well.
  • When oil start leaving from the sides, add tomatoes.
  • Cook till tomatoes are cooked perfectly and gravy becomes thick.
  • Mix Yogurt to the whole gravy and cook for another 3 minutes.
  • Add fenugreek leaves, julienne ginger pieces, green chillies and salt.
  • Cook for 3 more minutes and done.
  • Garnish with green chili and julienne ginger.
Kaleji / Mutton Liver by Jyoti Singh
Kaleji / Mutton Liver

It’s a nutritional recipe, but to make it more effective and healthy, reduce the amount of oil/butter used. Do not overcook it otherwise it will become rubbery. One thing to remember is that do not cover the lid of pan, when cooking liver.

Kaleji / Mutton Liver by Jyoti Singh
Kaleji / Mutton Liver

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 πŸ™‚