Saturday, July 30, 2016

Dahi Batata Puri

Who doesn't love chaats ... I simply adore them is one such recipe which I attempted to make and simply loved it to was yumm just like the ones we gets in chaat house even more better as it's home made  :)

15 Puri ( Make holes in the center)
2-3 boiled and finely chopped potatoes
2 onion finely chopped mixed with juice of half a lemon
3 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
2 cups Yogurt well beaten
1/2 tsp cumin seeds powder
1 cup fine sev

For the green chutney
1 cup coriander leaves
1 " ginger finely chopped
2 green chilli 
juice of 1 lime
1/2 tsp sugar
1 slice of bread crushed
salt to taste 
very little water to blend

For the Red chutney
4 garlic flakes
2 tbsp desiccated coconut
2 tbsp kashmiri red chilli powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
salt to taste 
very little water to blend

For the Tamarind date chutney 
Med size piece of tamarind
1/4 cup deseeded dates
Med size piece of jaggery
1 tsp Roasted cumin seeds
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 cup water
salt to taste

  • For the green chutney grind everything to a very fine paste 
  • For red chutney grind all the ingredients to a very fine paste
  • For tamarind chutney grind all the ingredients to a very fine paste
  • Whisk the yogurt with salt,sugar, 1/2 tsp cumin powder,1 tbsp each of tamarind chutney,red chutney,green chutney and keep aside
  • Arrange the Puri in a plate ,add potatoes,onion, little chutney,yogurt in each of the puri, sprinkle sev and coriander leaves and then serve immediately.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Malai Kofta Curry

I simply love Paneer Kofta curry with Naan is def one of my most fav combo ....I am sure most of them have their own version of this recipe . This is the one I have followed and the one I have found it perfect ..This is a very delicate dish and you must make sure the koftas are not cooked for more then a min or two this is the key here to make sure it retains it's shapes and doesn't get crumbled. Thanks to my sister for sharing such a lovely recipe !


For Kofta 

1 cup Fresh Paneer grated or crumbled 

2 tbsp milk powder

1 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves 

1 tbsp crushed garlic 

2 tbsp cornflour ( 1 tbsp for the koftas / 1 tbsp for dusting)

3 -4 green chilli (finely chopped)

salt to taste

oil to shallow fry the koftas 

For Gravy 

3 med onion (roughy chopped)

2 green chillies

2 tsp ginger garlic paste 

1 tsp cumin seeds

2 med tomatoes (freshly made) (Pureed)

2 tbsp cashew nuts

1 tsp chilli powder

1/2 tsp haldi / turmeric powder

1/2 tsp garam masala

1/4 tsp sugar (opt)

1/2 tsp roasted kasoori methi powder

1/4 cup cream 

salt to taste

1 tbsp coriander leaves


For kofta

  • Knead Paneer till soft . Now in pan add little ghee add garlic and green coriander leaves, green chillies  and fry well on low heat . cool and add this to the paneer, add in milk powder, cornflour and mix well add in salt to taste . Now mix and knead well pinch out small balls and shape into roundels roll in cornflour and deep fry in oil till golden brown .
For Gravy 
  • Take water in a pan add in onions, cashewnuts, tomato, 2 green chilli  and boil then cool drain the water and grind to a fine paste . Strain and keep aside.
  • In a non stick pan add in oil and ghee add in little cumin seeds when it sizzles a bit add in ginger garlic paste and fry till it leaves out nice aroma then  add in the ground  paste and fry well till it leaves the sides of the pan add in haldi, red chilli powder, garam masala.
  • Then add in kasoori methi , little sugar, and fry till oil oozes out and then add in salt, little water , cream then add in coriander leaves.
  • Just before serving add in the koftas and simmer and keep it for 2 mins . Serve with parathas/ naans you will def love it !

Friday, July 8, 2016

Sabudana Rawa Thalipeeth

This is easy and quick breakfast recipe that can be prepared in a jiffy and it doesn't need any fermentation too  Perfect for lazy days when u don'e feel like cooking anything !..... it's awesome to taste as well  and absolutely loved every bite of it  esp the peanuts compliment this dish so well and it's a very healthy and filling too ...Do try this for your family it's lovely and perfect fasting recipe too ...I have learnt this dish from a cookery show  :)


1 cup sabudana (Sago seeds ) (soak in little water and keep it covered till it's puffed up)

1/2 cup semolina (coarse one )

1 potato (finely grated)

3 tbsp roughly crushed peanuts

salt to taste

1/2 tsp sugar

To be ground to a coarse paste without adding water

3-4 green chillies

3 tbsp coriander leaves

1 tsp Jeera


  • Soak sago /Sabudana pearls in little water and keep it aside for 2-3 hrs . you will notice it has been fluffed up well.
  • After 3 hrs take fluffed up sabudana, semolina, finely mashed potato, crushed peanuts , coarse paste of the ingredients mentioned above, then add in little salt, sugar to taste.]
  • Add in little water to make it into a semi thick dough .
  • Heat up a chapathi tawa when it is sizzling hot drizzle with little oil then simmer and take a ball of it and spread it on the tawa wetten ur palm with water and spread it evenly to form a round then make a hole in the center and drizzle a little oil in the center where you have made a hole like shown in the picture  reason to this is so that the dosa gets cooked evenly and it's evenly crisped up .
  • As it's spicy I simply love it as it is  doesn't need any sides like chutney /butter ...Do try this it's lovely !