Chick pea & Peanut Salad

  Today I had planned to make Aloo (Colacassio),so had soaked some peanuts and chickpeas,but couldn’t buy aloo leaves on my from work as it was raining very heavily. Now I was left with soaked chickpeas and peanuts,so tried something out of it which tasted yummy…. Ingredients: 1/2 cup Chickpeas. 1/2 cup Peanuts. 1/4 cupContinue reading “Chick pea & Peanut Salad”

Mixed Vegetable Raita

Ingredients: 2 cup Curds diluted with 1 cup water. 1 cup  Finely chopped  Onion,tomato,cucumber and corriander. 1/2 tsp finely chopped green chillies. 1/2 tsp Sugar. 1/4 tsp roasted Jeera powder. Pinch of Black pepper powder. 1/8 tsp Chat masala. Method: In a bowl mix together curds,salt,sugar,pepper powder,chat masala,chopped green chillies  and roasted jeera powder. WhiskContinue reading “Mixed Vegetable Raita”

Sweet Corn Raita

Ingredients: 2 cup Curds. 1 cup  boiled and drained sweet corn kernels 1 tbsp chopped Corriander leaves. 1/2 tsp Sugar. 1/4 tsp roasted Jeera powder. Pinch of Black pepper powder. 1/8 tsp Chat masala. Method: In a bowl mix together curds,salt,sugar,pepper powder,chat masala and roasted jeera powder. Whisk till smooth,add boiled corn kernels and mixContinue reading “Sweet Corn Raita”

Aloo Raita

  Ingredients: 2 cup Curds. 1 cup  boiled,peeled & cubed potatoes. 1 tbsp chopped Corriander leaves. 1/2 tsp Sugar. 1/4 tsp roasted Jeera powder. Pinch of Black pepper powder. 1/8 tsp Chat masala. Method: In a bowl mix together curds,salt,sugar,pepper powder,chat masala and roasted jeera powder. Whisk till smooth,add potato cubes and mix well. RemoveContinue reading “Aloo Raita”

Carrot Raita

Ingredients: 2 cup Curds. 1 cup  grated Carrot. 1/2 tsp Sugar. 1/4 tsp roasted Jeera powder. Pinch of Black pepper powder. 1/8 tsp Chat masala. Method: Deskin and finely grate carrots. In a bowl mix together curds,salt,sugar,pepper powder,chat masala and roasted jeera powder. Whisk till smooth,add grated carrot and mix well. Remove in a servingContinue reading “Carrot Raita”

Boondi Raita

Ingredients: 2 cup Curds diluted with 2 cups water. 1 cup  Khari Boondi 1 tbsp chopped Corriander leaves. 1/2 tsp Sugar. 1/4 tsp roasted Jeera powder. Pinch of Black pepper powder. 1/8 tsp Chat masala. 1/4 tsp Chilli powder Method: In a bowl mix together diluted curds,salt,sugar,pepper powder,chat masala and roasted jeera powder. Whisk tillContinue reading “Boondi Raita”

Onion Raita

Ingredients: 2 cup Curds. 1 cup  Finely sliced Onions 1 tbsp chopped Corriander leaves. 1/2 tsp Sugar. 1/4 tsp roasted Jeera powder. Pinch of Black pepper powder. 1/8 tsp Chat masala. Method: Deskin and finely slice Onions. In a bowl mix together curds,salt,sugar,pepper powder,chat masala and roasted jeera powder. Whisk till smooth,add sliced onions andContinue reading “Onion Raita”

Tomato Raita

Ingredients: 2 cup Curds. 1 cup  finely chopped Tomatoes. 1 small Tomato cut into wedges for garnishing. 1/2 tsp Sugar. 1/4 tsp roasted Jeera powder. Pinch of Black pepper powder. 1/2 tsp Chilli powder. Method: Clean,pat dry and  finely chop tomatoes. In a bowl mix together curds,salt,sugar,pepper powder and roasted jeera powder. Whisk till smooth,addContinue reading “Tomato Raita”

Cucumber Raita

Raita is a simple side dish made with fruits or vegetables added to spiced yogurt generally served as a cool, refreshing accompaniment with heavy biryani dishes. Ingredients: 2 cup Curds. 1 cup peeled & finely chopped Cuccumber. 1/2 tsp Sugar. 1/4 tsp roasted Jeera powder. 1/8 tsp Chat masala. Pinch of Black pepper powder. 1/2Continue reading “Cucumber Raita”

Gajar Beet Pachadi(Gajar Beetroot Salad)

This dish I had first tasted at my friend Dr Pradnya Bedekar’s home…….I just loved it. This is a typical Maharashtrian salad,usually served with authentic Maharashtrian meal. Ingredients: 1 cup grated Carrot. 1/4 cup Onion chopped(Optional). 1/4 cup grated Beetroot. 2 tbsp Shengdana kut(Ref glossary). 2 tbsp grated Coconut. 1/2 tsp Sugar. Pepper powder toContinue reading “Gajar Beet Pachadi(Gajar Beetroot Salad)”