Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji

          Is the yummiest chat i ve ever had. Pav Bhaji is spicy blend of vegatable gravy served along with pav i.e bread. This is more than a snack and will be enough for even dinner too. And finally tried making pav bhaji with the assistance of one of my aunt from Mumbai, yes finally i was done with the tastiest chat. This is a healthy snack also as i tried adding more veges into it.


For the bhaji
Onion- 1 no
Tomato- 1 no                                                          
Capsicum- 1 no
Potato -1 no
Carrot -1 no
Cauliflower - 10-12 small florets
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tbsp
Turmeric Powder- 1/4 tsp
Chilly Powder- if needed (as we are adding chilly paste)
Butter- 1 tbsp
Oil- 1/2 tbsp
Pav Bhaji masala- 1/2 tbsp
Salt as per taste

For making paste
Red Kashmiri chilies- 4-5 nos ( soaked for half an hour)
Garlic - 4-5 cloves

For the Pav
Pav bun- 4 nos (available in super markets)
Butter -4 tbsp

1.First cut the veges potato, peas and carrot and pressure cook the vegetables by adding little water. 
2. In another vessel boil the cauliflower florets in hot water along with a pinch of turmeric and salt. Add this cauliflower along with the cooked veges and mash it. 
3.Make a paste with soaked chilies and garlic.

4. Heat the kadai put the butter and oil, then jeera, chopped onion and chilly garlic paste. Then add the chopped capsicum, and tomato. After it gets cooked add  all the veges along with the cauliflower. Allow it to cook for few minutes.
5. Now add the Pav bhaji masala and salt as per taste.
6. Finally garnish it with coriander leaves. Your yummy Bhaji is ready now

For making the pav.
1. Make a slit in the pavs vertically. Place the vertically slit pavs (with the pavs open) in the heated kadai along with the butter.Cook in medium flame.
2.After they turn golden brown, they are ready.

Serve it along with chopped onion and sliced lemon wedge.



Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Sprouts Cucumber paratha

Sprouts Cucumber Paratha

           This is my very first post, so i would like make it as a healthy one.  In a weekend i made bhel puri and i had some cucumber left out, so i tried making paratha with it.
To make the recipe more healthy i tried adding sprouts and it came out very well. This one will be surely liked by kids also n healthy too.

Wheat flour / Atta -2 cups
Sprouts(green gram) - 8-10 tbsp
Onion (big) -1

Green Chilly-2
Cumin seeds-2 tsp
Coriander leaves
Salt to taste

Preparation Steps:

First grate the cucumber and carrot. Then chop the onion, green chillies and coriander leaves.
Now add sprouts, cumin seeds and salt to taste.

Mix all the above with the atta and make the dough.

While kneading the dough no need to add water, because cucumber has adequate amount of water in it.
If still the dough is hard add very little water and knead the dough. Adding water should be little by little only.
Make balls out of the dough and make parathas.

 Cook with medium flame on both the sides.

Healthy and tasty is Sprouts Cucumber paratha is ready.
Goes well with onion chutney.