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Pav Bhaji Toast

Crispy Pav Bhaji Toast is the latest favourite in my kitchen.Its easy to make and very flavourful.The vegetables mixture which is used to make the toast can also be used as a stuffing to make pav bhaji paratha.

Today I have used capsicum along with boiled potatoes,any other vegetable like boiled peas or sweet corn,grated carrots or thinly diced beans can also be used.

So here goes the recipe.

Ingredients :

4 slice Bread (white/Brown/Multi grain ).

2 Boiled,deskinned  and mashed Potatoes.

1 Onion finely chopped .

1 Capsicum finely chopped.

1Green chilli finely chopped.

1 inch Ginger finely grated.

1 tsp Red Chilli powder.

1 tsp Dhana Jeera powder.

1 tbsp Pav Bhaji Masala.

1 tsp Lemon juice .

1 tbsp roasted sesame seeds.

1 cube Cheese grated.

Salt to taste.

Oil for greasing.

Method :

In a plate Mix all the ingredients except bread and oil.

Apply the prepared mixture on one side of bread,spreading evenly.

Sprinkle roasted sesame seeds on top.

Prepare all the breads in same manner and Keep aside.

Heat a non stick griddle,brush with little oil,place bread on the griddle with vegetable mixture side down,cook till the mixture turns nice and crisp.

Turn and cook on slow flame till the bread becomes crisp.

Remove and cut into triangles,garnish with grated cheese.

Serve immediately with ketchup or green mint chutney.

Happy Cooking!!!

Sameera.

 

 

Dadpe Pohe

I am just back from vacation in Delhi,was staying with my childhood friend Mrs Smita Panth,who is an awesome cook….I used to wake up every morning to smell of some awesome breakfast being prepared…Was introduced to this different version of dadpe pohe in her kitchen.

There is one more version of dadpe pohe on my blog…recipe by my another friend,I loved both the versions.

https://udarbharna.com/2017/05/17/dadpe-pohe/

Dadpe pohe is a typical Maharashtra breakfast dish,made with thin/thick poha and freshly grated coconut.There is no cooking involved in this recipe.all the ingredients are mixed together and tempered.For best result use basmati poha.Here goes the recipe…

Ingredients :

2 cups jada Basmati poha.

1/2 cup Onion finely chopped

1/4 cup Coconut freshly grated.

2 green chillies finely chopped.

1tbsp Coriander leaves finely chopped

1 tsp Lemon juice.

1 tsp Sugar

Salt to taste.

For Tempering:

1 tbsp Oil/Ghee

1/2 tea spoon mustard seeds

1/4 tspn Jeera

a pinch of Asafoetida.

6 Curry Leaves.

Method:
Wash and soak poha in water for 2 minutes.Drain and squeeze out all the excess water add chopped onions,grated coconut ,chillies,coriander leaves,lemon juice,sugar and salt.Mix well.
Heat oil/ghee and make tempering.
Add to the prepared Poha,Mix well.
Serve immediately.
Happy cooking !!!
Sameera.

Sabudana Chiwda (Tapioca pearls Crispies)

As a kid and even now this is one of my favourite snacks,crispy and tasty.Its a simple snack made from nylon sabudana.it can be made in bulk and stored in airtight container for long.

Nylon sabudana is easily available in stores.

Ingredients:

1cup Nylon Sabudana large pearls.

1/4 cups Peanuts.

15 Curry leaves.

4 Green chillies.

1 tbspn Powdered Sugar.

Salt to taste.

Oil for frying.

Method:

In a big kadhai heat oil,add sabudana pearls,they will immediately start puffing up,do dont overcrowd the kadhai as they need space to puff up.The pearls needs to be fried very well,even if they look crisp and done from out they will be heard from inside.you can bite into one or two to check they are completely cooked.

Once done remove them on tissue paper.Finish frying all the pearls.

Now fry peanuts,curry leaves and green chillies till they become crispy.

Add to fried sabudana.

Sprinkle salt and powdered sugar.

Mix well.

Let it cool completely.

Store in airtight container and serve when required

Happy Cooking !!!

Sameera.

Mixed Dal Handvo

 

Handvo,is a very famous dish from state of Gujrat.It is a one pot meal which can be served  as breakfast,lunch or dinner.I have earlier shared  an instant version of Handvo, made using curd and rava,this version is made up of rice and mixed lentils and requires fermentation.Any available vegetables like dudhi (bottle gourd),methi leaves (fenugreek),Carrots,onions,tomatoes, peas or corns can be used.This is a very good dish for kids tiffin.traditionally it is cooked on a slow flame with little extra oil in a non stick pan but same can also be baked in oven to avoid the extra oil.This dish was on my mind for long,finally nailed it today !!

Ingredients : 

1/2 cup Rice

1/4 cup Chana Dal

1/4 cup Yellow mung Dal

1/4 cup Urad Dal

1/4 cup Tuvar Dal

1/4 cup Curds.

1/2 cup grated Carrot.

1/2 cup chopped onion.

1/2 cup boiled Corns

1 tbsp Green chilli,Ginger and Garlic paste.

1 tsp Dhana Jeera powder

1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder.

1 tsp Sugar.

1 tbsp Lemon juice.

1 tbsp roasted Sesame seeds.

Salt to taste.

For tempering:

4 tspn Oil.

1 tsp Mustard seeds.

1 tspn Jeera.

1/4 tspn Asafoetida

2 tsp Sesame seeds.

Method : 

Mix,wash and soak all the dals and rice together in water for 3 hours.

Drain and grind to a smooth paste.

Remove in a bowl,cover and keep aside overnight for fermentation.

Once fermented,add all the remaining ingredients and mix well,add little water if required and make a thick batter.

 

Let it stand for 10 minutes.

Mix the batter well.

Divide batter into 4 portions.

Heat a non stick pan,add oil,mustard seeds,jeera,asaf asafoetida and sesame seeds, once they cracklea addone portion of the batter and spread well.

 

Cover with the lid and cook on slow flame for 8 minutes os till the sides turn brown.

 

Flip over and cook on other side for another 5 minutes.

 

Once crisp from both the sides,remove and cut into peices.

Make 3 more Handvo from the remaining batter.

Serve hot with green chutney.

Tip:Same can be made in oven,pour the batter in a greased plate and bake in preheated oven at 180 degrees celcius  for 20 minutes.Remove from the plate and add tempering on top.cut into pieces and serve.

Happy Cooking!!!

Sameera.

Dadpe Pohe

Dadpe pohe is a typical Maharashtra breakfast dish,made with thin poha and freshly grated coconut.There is no cooking involved in this recipe.all the ingredients are mixed together,tempered and covered and kept aside for 5 minutes,moisture from coconut helps to soften poha and get everything together…this process of covering is called “Dadapne” thus the name “Dadpe pohe”

I had read this recipe long back but had never tried it,one day my BFF (as other colleagues call her )Mrs Poonam Kolhatkar got this in tiffin …and I just fell in love with it,tried it out the very next day and nailed it.Now I am a big fan of this dish….thanks Poon am for introducing  me to this lovely dish……here goes the recipe…..

Ingredients :

2 cups thin poha.

2 tbsp Roasted Peanuts.

1/2 cup Onion finely chopped

1/2 cup  Tomatoes finely chopped

1/4 cup Coconut freshly grated.

2  green chillies finely chopped

5-6 curry leaves1/2 tea spoon mustard seeds

1/4 tsp Rai.

1/4 tspn Jeera

1/4 tspn Haldi powder.

a pinch of Asafoetida (Hing)

1tbsp Coriander leaves finely chopped

1 tsp Lemon juice.

1 tbsp Oil.

1 tsp Sugar

Salt to taste.

Method:
Dry roast poha till crisp.keep aside.
In a big bowl mix together,onion,tomatoes and grated coconut.
In the roasted poha,add roasted peanut.
Heat oil in vessel and add Rai,  when they splutter add jeera, curry leaves, finely chopped green chillies, asafoetida and haldi powder. Fry for a minute and add to poha and peanut mixture.Add salt and sugar,mix well.
Add this mixture to the bowl containing onions,tomatoes and grated coconut.
Mix well,cover and keep aside for 5 minutes. This process is known as Dadapne.
After 5 minutes,add lemon juice and chopped  coriander leaves, mix well and serve immediately.
Happy Cooking !!!
Sameera

 

Bhadang (Spicy Mixture of Puffed Rice)

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Bhadang is a spicy Chivda (mixture ) made of puffed rice.This is a speciality of kolhapur.Some people use kolhapur kanda launch chutney instead of chilli powder to spice up this dish.I usually make it in a big batch and store it in an air tight container. I also use this as base to make bhel puri….it tastes awesome…..

Ingredients : 

1 packet Puffed Rice (Kurmure)

1 cup Roasted Peanuts .

1/4 cup Daliya. (Roasted Dal )

10 flakes Garlic.

10 Curry Leaves.

2 tbsp Red chilli powder.

1/2 tsp Turmeric powder.

1/4 tsp Asafoetida.

1 tsp Chat Masala.

1 tsp Sugar.

2 tbsp Oil.

Salt to taste.

Method : 

Roast Kurmure on medium heat till they turn crisp.

Spread on paper and keep aside.

In a thick bottomed pan heat oil,add garlic and curry leaves cook till crisp,remove and keep aside.

In the same oil add roasted peanuts and Daliya, roast till crisp.Add roasted garlic and curry leaves.Now add asafoetida,turmeric powder and chilli powder,mix well.

Add roasted Kurmure, salt and sugar.Mix well.Add chat masala.Mix well.

Remove from heat and spread on paper to cool.

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Store in air tight container,use as required.

Tip : Dried coconut peices or fried onion can also be added to this dish.

Happy Cooking  ! ! ! 

Sameera. 

Chili Cheese Toast

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This is a simple and easy toast recipe,usually made for breakfast or tea time snacks.

Here I have used plain white bread,but any kind of bread can be used like brown bread or multi grain bread.Also authentically green chillies are used to make this toast which makes it very spicy,here I have not used green chillies as I was making it for my son…..so if making for kids please avoid using green chillies.

Ingredients:

4 slices of Bread.

Butter.

1/2 cup chopped Onion.

1/2 cup chopped Capsicum.

1/2 cup grated Cheese.

1 tbsp finely chopped Green chillies (optional).

1/4 tsp Pepper powder.

Salt to taste.

Method : 

Take equally amount of chopped onion,capsicum and grated cheese.

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Add finely chopped green chillies,salt and pepper and mix well.

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Preheat oven at 180°c.

Butter 4 slices of bread,and spread the prepared mixture evenly on it.

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Place the bread slices in a baking tray or high rack and bake for 10 mins on 180°c

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Remove and cut into triangles.

Serve hot with tomato ketchup.

Happy Cooking  ! ! !

Sameera.