Papdi Chaat

Papdi chaat is a popular north indian street food.
Ingredients 
For the papdi chaat
24 flat crisp papdis 

250 grams chilled fresh curd or yogurt, whisked till smooth

1 large potato boiled, peeled and chopped

2 cups boiled chickpeas

1 small to medium onion, finely chopped

1 small to medium tomato, finely chopped,

¼ cup chopped coriander chutney ½ cup tamarind  chutney 1 teaspoon red chili powder 1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder

1 to 2 teaspoons chaat  masala 1 teaspoon black salt  , salt to taste 2 teaspoons lime juice or lemon juice optional

 1 cup nylon sev 
For the spicy green mint and coriander chutney
1 cup chopped mint leaves(pudina)½ cup chopped coriander leaves(dhania patta)1 green chili, chopped1 to 2 teaspoon lime or lemon juice, black salt, add as required
For the sweet tamarind dates chutney:
½ cup tamarind (imli),½ cup jaggery (gur) 

1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder (bhuna jeera powder)

½ teaspoon red chili powder.
How to make recipe
Cooking the chickpeas
you need to soak the chickpeas in enough water overnight or for a good 6-7 hours. then cook or pressure cook the chickpeas with water and salt/black salt till it is completely cooked.
Making the green mint coriander chutney:
blend all the ingredients with very little water to a smooth paste.
Making the sweet tamarind dates chutney:
boil the tamarind and dates in water.

when they become soft add the jaggery and the spice powders and salt.

Cook further till the jaggery melts
For assembling the papdi chaat:
arrange the papdis in a shallow bowl or plate.

Top it up with chopped boiled potatoes and cooked chickpeas.

You can add chopped onions and tomatoes to it, but its optional.

sprinkle some chaat masala 

Top these with cold yogurt whisked.
top it up with the green chutney as much as you want.
and then with the sweet chutney as much as you want.
sprinkle some chaat masala, red chili powder, cumin powder and black salt.

garnish with coriander leaves. sprinkle sev on top and this step is also optional.

Add a dash of lemon juice to the papdi chaat if you want.

Serve papdi chaat immediately.

Tamarind Rice

Tamarind Rice

A lovely south Indian delicacy, which is just awesome & superb. Do try this recipe, you’ll definitely relish it.

Here is the recipe

‌1 cup basmati rice-cooked 
2 Tbsp ghee
1 sprig curry leaves 
2-3 whole red chillies 
1 tsp asafoetida 
1 tsp mustard seed 
1 Tbsp channa daal
1 Tbsp urad daal,dhuli
2 tsp salt 
40 gm tamarind-made into pulp 
1 tsp chilli powder 
Peanuts, optional
Method
Heat ghee and add curry leaves, whole red chillies, asafoetida, mustard and both the daals. 
Saute till slightly colored. 
Add the rice and saute till well mixed. 
Make the tamarind pulp into 1 cup, with water and add to the rice. 
Add salt, chilli powder and sugar, bring to a boil and simmer for about 5 minutes and serve.

Bread Cup Pizza

I am sharing a lovely recipe for kid’s Tiffin ,it is Bread Cup Pizza,very easy to make & relished by kids.

All we need

6 slices atta bread

1onion chopped

1green capsicum chopped

4-5 tbsp pizza sauce

2cubes cheese grated

Oil for basting

Method

First take cupcake pan. Bast it well with oil. Take bread slice, first spread the pizza sauce,place it on the cupcake pan,then put onions & capsicum,& finally grated cheese.Try to close the sides of the bread slice.

Prepare rest of the bread slices like this, place it on the preheated oven @180 degrees for 15 minutes until they turn brown. 

Your Bread Cup Pizza is ready.

Open Sandwich

A very easy Sandwich loved by my children.

Here goes the recipe

2slices of brown bread cut in triangles

1green capsicum finely chopped

1onion chopped finely

2cheese cubes grated

3 tbsp tomato ketchup

Method

First spread tomato ketchup on the slices of brown bread. Then one by one first sprinkle green capsicum,then chopped onions & finally the grated cheese.

Serve these Sandwich & enjoy.

Watermelon Mint Cooler

Watermelon Mint Cooler
Take a watermelon, cut into pieces & try your best to deseed it also. Cut some small balls also. Put these watermelon pieces in the blender along with 7-8 mint leaves. Churn well,add some ice cubes to make it cool cool to beat the heat.

Now decorate the cooler in a glass & serve chilled.

AlooKulcha & Cholley

For Aloo Kulcha

For stuffing

2boiled potatoes mashed

3-4 green chillies chopped

3-4 leaves of green coriander chopped.

Mix all the ingredients,your stuffing is ready.

For Kulcha

Knead a soft Dough of 2 cups maida & half cup atta,add salt to taste,oil. Now fill the filling & roll out in shape of Kulcha,roast them in gas tandoor , sprinkle some onion seeds ,& top with butter , serve hot with Cholley & enjoy.

All we need for Cholley

2cups Cholley soaked overnight

2tsp ginger garlic paste

4-5 frozen tomato puree

Salt & red chilli powder to taste

1 tsp turmeric powder

2tsps crushed kasuri methi

Boil the Cholley with salt & turmeric powder. Now take 2 tsp oil in a pan.Add the ginger garlic paste,& tomato puree,mix all spices ,fry well then add the boiled Cholley. Mash them a little with a masher, give them on good boil. Enjoy with Aloo Kulcha