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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 – Fruit n Nuts Bowl

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

Fruit n Nuts Bowl
Fruit n Nuts Bowl

Enjoy!!!

 

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. 😀

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 🙂

Mouthwatering Monday – Tortilla / Spanish Omelet

 

Tortilla or Spanish Omelet
Tortilla or Spanish Omelet

Omelets are ‘The Best’ when you want to eat, something tasty, healthy and which is quick to make too. I have made Omelets many times and with many different combinations, but so far, Spanish Omelet or shall I say Tortilla is the best, that I have tasted.

It’s mostly known as Tortilla, and in English as Spanish Omelet, just to avoid confusion with the normal Egg Omelet.

Spanish Tortilla is made with Potatoes and Eggs. Onions are a modern addition to this traditional Spanish dish. What makes it stand out from the rest, is its juicy taste, which was missing in normal Omelet.

Tortilla or Spanish Omelet
Tortilla or Spanish Omelet

Enough writing about it, now it’s time to make and eat. So, here we go with the recipe of Tortilla / Spanish Omelet. 😆

Ingredients:

  • 6 Eggs
  • 2 Potatoes, cut into finger shape
  • 1 big Onion, chopped
  • 1 Green/Red Pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 Green Chillies, finely chopped
  • Salt, as per taste
  • ¼ tbsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp oil/butter

Method:

  • Saute Onions in the pan.
  • Whisk eggs in a bowl till they are fluffy. Add salt and pepper.
  • Add sautéed onions, green pepper, green chillies to eggs. Mix well.
  • Cook Potatoes in a pan with oil/butter, until they are tender.
  • Pour egg mixture over the cooked potatoes.
  • Cook for few minutes on a low-medium heat, until golden brown.
  • Flip and cook from the other side too.
  • Cut into triangle/pizza like slices, and serve.

Remember, Egg and Potatoes are the main ingredients, rest is your taste and imagination. You can also use Mushrooms and Peas. It can be eaten hot or cold, and thus it can be a good picnic dish too. 😎

Tortilla or Spanish Omelet
Tortilla or Spanish Omelet

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 – Honey Chilli Potatoes

 

Honey Chilli Potatoes
Honey Chilli Potatoes

Something sweet with a little spicy flavor along with a tangy sensation, but above all finger licking better version of potato fries. This is Honey Chilli Potatoes.

I have always loved this particular snack, as it offers so many different tastes to you. Specially the ones I ate in Mainland China, Gurgaon. Those Honey Chilli Potatoes were amazing. I was longing for that taste and thus decided to take the whole matter into my hand. In simpler terms, decided to make them at home. 🙂

Below is the recipe I followed.

 

Ingredients:

For Potatoes

 

For base sauce

  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp red chilli sauce
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 green capsicum (I didn’t used them)
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds (I didn’t use them too)
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tbsp oil

 

Method : –

  • Mix All purpose flour with salt and red chilli powder.
  • Add potatoes to flour mix, and coat them evenly.
  • Fry potatoes on medium heat till golden. Keep aside.
  • In a pan saute garlic and spring onions.
  • Add soya sauce, chilli sauce, honey, capsicum and salt.
  • Saute them and add fried potatoes and sesame seeds.
  • Mix it well and done.
  • Serve hot.
Honey Chilli Potatoes
Honey Chilli Potatoes

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 🙂