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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 – Boondi Raita

 

Boondi Raita
Boondi Raita

So far I have shown you recipes which my kids prefer to eat. Now, just for a change, and for a very special request, my husband’s favorite Raita Recipe – The Boondi Raita.

Boondi Raita is a side dish served with Indian Meal. It can also be used as a dip or salad, or as salad dressing too. Raita can be prepared with different ingredients like, cucumber (my favorite), tomato, onion, pumpkin, mint, pineapple etc… here, I have made one from Boondi, which is a Rajasthani food item, prepared from chickpea flour, with spices added to it before frying.

Boondi Raita
Boondi

Let’s go and make ourselves a bowl of Boondi Raita, now.

Ingredients

Method

  • Soak Boondi in warm water for 15 -20 Minutes.
  • Drain the Boondi gently, without mashing them. Keep aside.
  • Whisk curd in a bowl. Add water if desired for the desired consistency.
  • Add all the spices along with chopped Mint leaves.
  • Mix well.
  • Add Boondi to curd mixture. Mix it gently.
  • Sprinkle with fried Cumin.
  • Garnish with Mint Leaves, and serve cold.

Best thing about Boondi Raita, or for the matter any other kind of Raita is that, it’s ingredients can be replaced with so many available variations.

Boondi Raita
Boondi Raita

Like, you can use Coriander leaves instead of Mint, or you can use green chilli instead of red chilli powder, black salt instead of normal sea salt. You can totally ditch Cumin if you are not a fan. Even chaat masala is upto your taste buds. So, even if you will just have curd and Boondi mixed together, with some salt, you will have a Boondi Raita. πŸ˜€

That’s easy, right???

 

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™‚