Masala Corn Chaat

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Sweet Corn Kernels, steamed
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons Butter
  • ½ tsp Chilli Powder or add as per taste
  • 1-2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Chaat Masala 
  • Black Salt or Regular salt as required

Method

  1. Heat Butter in a broad non-stick pan, add the Sweet Corn Kernels and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Add the Chilli Powder, Chaat Masala, Lemon juice and Salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2.
  3. Serve immediately.
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Masala Corn chaat

 

Veg. Grilled Sandwich

Ingredients

  • 8-10 slices of Brown Bread or Whole Wheat Bread
  • 1 medium Potato, boiled and sliced into rounds
  • 1 small to medium Cucumber l, sliced
  • 1 small Onion, sliced
  • 1 small to medium Tomato, sliced
  • Butter as required
  • Chaat Masala powder as required
  • Roasted Cumin powder as required
  • Black Salt or Regular Salt as required
  • freshly milled Black Pepper – optional
  • 1/2 cup Coriander chutney
  • Tomato ketchup or sauce to be served with the sandwiches

Method

  1. Rinse, peel and slice the Onion,Potatoes,Tomatoes and Cucumber in thin rounds.
  2. Butter all the Bread slices. The butter has to be spread evenly and generously so that the bread does not become soggy on spreading the chutney.
  3. Spread some Green Chutney on the slices.place a few slices of Potatoes, then place 2 to 3 Cucumber, Tomato and Onion slices. Sprinkle roasted Cumin powder, Chaat masala powder and Black salt.
  4. Cover the sandwiches with the remaining slices of Bread.
  5. Spread Butter on the top of slices.
  6. In a pre heated grill, place the sandwich carefully with the buttered side facing at the bottom. Now spread butter on the top side facing you.
  7. Close the grill and grill the sandwiches for 2-3 minutes or till crisp and golden.
  8. Remove the grilled sandwiches with a wooden spatula. Serve Hot.

Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji is a fast food dish from Maharashtra, consisting of a thick vegetable curry (bhaji) usually prepared in butter (I’ve used very less oil) and served with a soft bread roll (Pav). You can eat it in dinner, lunch or breakfast.

Ingredients

  • 2 Carrots
  • 2 large Potato
  • 1/2 Capsicum
  • 200 gm French beans
  • 100 gm Broccoli/Cauliflower
  • ½ cup Peas
  • ½ cup Pumpkin
  • 2 large chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 large chopped Onion
  • 2 chopped Green Chillies
  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds (rai)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Pav Bhaji Masala
  • 1 Tbsp Coriander Powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • Red chilli powder as per taste
  • 4-5 Whole Wheat Pav

Method

  1. Chop all the Vegetables and put them in a pressure cooker (except Onion, Tomato and Chilli aside to fry later). Add 1 cup water or whatever quantity is required to fully immerse the vegetables. Add salt, and pressure cook for about 10-12 minutes or till vegetables become soft.
  2. Mash all the cooked vegetables using a masher.
  3. In another pan heat Olive Oil in another pan, fry the Onion and then add Green Chillies and Tomatoes. Cook till soft. Add pav bhaji masala and Coriander powder, and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the mashed vegetables to the pan and cook on high flame for a minute. If you want thick bhaji then reduce the flame and simmer until it gets thick.
  5. Heat a nonstick tawa and put Pav on it without using oil or butter and dry roast for a minute.
  6. Serve with hot whole wheat pav and garnished with chopped Onions and  Lemon wedges.

Tips

  1. If you don’t have Pav Bhaji masala then add 2 Tbsp garam masala with 1 tsp dry mango powder.
  2. You can also grill Pav using butter.
  3. You can substitute potato with pumpkin to increase nutrition.
Pav Bhaji

Pani Puri

Pani Puri or Golgappe or Puchka whatever you say it. This is one of the most favourite snack of Indians you would barely find anyone who says that they don’t like Pani Puri. This is the reason why we have 11 different names of this one recipe.

Ingredients

  • 25-30 Puris
  • 1 cup Sweet Tamarind chutney

For stuffing

  • boiled White Chickpeas or Potato or you can use a mixture of both(check tips for more combination of stuffing)
  • 1 medium chopped Onion
  • 1 Tbsp Chopped Coriander
  • Black salt as per taste
  • 1 Tbsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Chaat Masala
  • a pinch of Red Chilli Powder(optional)
  • 1-2 Tbsp tiny Gram Flour balls(Boondi)
  • 1-2 Tbsp Sev

For Water

  • ½ cup chopped Mint leaves
  • ½ cup chopped Coriander leaves
  • ½ cup pulp of boiled Raw Mango
  • 1-2 chopped Green Chilli
  • 1 Tbsp Tamarind Paste
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Chaat Masala
  • 3 cups Water(add more or less water according to consistency you want)
  • Black Salt as per taste
  • 2-3 Tbsp tiny Gram Flour balls(Boondi)

Method

Preparing stuffing

  1. In a bowl add all the ingredients of stuffing except boondi. Mix well and kep aside.

Method to make Water

  1. In a blender add all the ingredients and blend into a fine paste using very little water.
  2. Take out the chutney in a large bowl add Water. Mix well. Adjust seasoning, you can add more or less water according to taste and thickness you like.
  3. Add Boondi to Water.
  4. Keep it in refrigerator for 2-3 hours to chill. Or you can add ice to it or use cold water in above step.

Assembling

  1. Crack the top of the puri making a hole in it.
  2. Add 2-3 tsp of prepared Stuffing with Boondi and Sev.
  3. Stir the water well and fill into the puri.
  4. Serve immediately.

Tips

  • Other stuffing combination 1. Sprouts 2.Onions 3.Black Chickpeas 4.Yellow dried peas 5. Ragda
  • To make Water more spicy add 1 more green chilli.
  • If you have some broken puris then you can also add it in stuffing.
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Pani Puri

Paneer Tikka Pizza

This fusion of Italian mouth-watering cheese pizza topped with Desi paneer tikka is a treat for your taste buds.

Check recipe of Pizza BasePizza Sauce and Paneer Tikka

Ingredients                                     

  • 4 small Pizza Base
  • 1 cup Pizza Sauce
  • 1 cup Paneer Tikka
  • ½ Corn Kernels
  • 1 cup grated Mozzarella Cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Herbs (Oregano,Basil, etc.) as per taste
  • Chilli Flakes (if you don’t have Chilli Flakes then you can use Chilli Powder)
  • 2 tsp Tandoori Masala or Tikka Masala

Method

  1. Mix Mozzarella and Parmesan Cheese Together.
  2. Place Pizza Base and spread Pizza Sauce on it.
  3. Top it with Paneer Tikka topping.
  4. Sprinkle cheese mixture over it.
  5. Sprinlke some Herbs and Tandoori or Tikka masala over it.
  6. Place on a wire rack and bake for 7-8 minutes at 210 degree celsius in a pre-heated oven.
  7. Remove form oven and serve hot.

Tips

  1. If making for kids then avoid using chilli flakes or powder.
  2. If parmesan cheese is not available then you can use only mozzarella cheese or you can also use processed cheese.
  3. Remember to use a pre-heated oven.
  4. Baking temperature of different ovens are different so always keep a check.
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Paneer Tikka Pizza

 

Veggie Pizza

Of course you can order it from any store but nothing can beat a homemade pizza. This is a full proof tried and tested recipe, just watch for ingredients and taste is guaranteed. you won’t order a pizza after making this one on your own.

You’ll need to prepare sauce and base to see their recipe of click Pizza Sauce and Pizza Base

Ingredients

  • Pizza Base
  • 1 cup Pizza Sauce
  • 1 medium Capsicum sliced or diced
  • 1 large Onion sliced or diced
  • ½ cup Corn Kernels
  • ½ cup diced Cottage Cheese(Paneer)
  • Fresh or dries Herbs(Oregano, Basil,etc.) as per taste
  • Salt as per taste
  • Chilli Flakes as per taste(alternatively you can also use Chilli powder or Black Pepper Powder)
  • 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese
  • ½ cup Parmesan Cheese

Method

  1. Take a pizza base apply sauce on it.
  2. Top it with topping(you can add more toppings of your choice).
  3. Sprinkle cheese on it.
  4. Sprinkle Herbs and Chilli Flakes.
  5. Bake for 7-8 minutes in a pre-heated oven at 210 degree celsius.
  6. Remove from oven slice and serve hot.

Tips

  • Always use cold cheese as it prevents overcooking.
  • I used a combination of Mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese because it gives a nice elastic texture if parmesan is not available to you then use only mozerella cheese or buy pizza cheese.
  • If slicing pizza becomes a task for you then make thin crust pizza and use sharp scissors to cut slices.

Boun Appetito!

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Veggie Pizza

Samosa Chaat

Samosssaaaa!!!.A much more yummy version of Samosa by making it as a Chaat. Another famous roadside food of northern India.

To see Samosa Recipe check following link

Ingredients

  • 4 Samosa(see recipe of Samosa)

For preparing White Peas

  • 1 cup dried White Peas(Yellow Matar or chaat wali matar)
  • Water as required
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp dry Mango Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Garam Masala
  • Oil
  • 1 small chopped tomato

For Garnish

  • ¼ cup chopped Tomato
  • ¼ cup chopped Onion
  • Chat Masala as per taste
  • Cumin Powder as per taste
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves
  • ½ cup whisk Yogurt
  • ½ cup Green Chutney as per taste
  • ½ cup Tamarind Chutney
  • Red Chili Powder

Method

  1. In a pressure cooker add oil, chopped Tomato, Garam masala, dried White Peas and satué for a minute.
  2. Add water and salt close pressure cooker and cook for 10-12 minutes.
  3.  In a plate place one samosa above it pour three to four Tablespoon of prepared White peas and above it add Onion, Tomato, Chat Masala, Cumin powder, Cumin Powder, Yogurt, Sweet Tamarind Chutney, Green Chutney everything as per your taste.
  4. Sprinkle little red chilli Powder and Coriander leaves serve hot.

Tips

  • When making for kids avoid using chilli powder.
  • If you are making this recipe for a party or for guest prepare everything but don’t plate it as Samosa will get soggy in gravy of white peas and yogurt.
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Samosa Chaat