Arbi fry/ Besan wali arbi

 

Cover pic 01Hello!!!! Today I’m posting a recipe of yummy root loved by everyone….. its tarot root. Tarot root tastes similar like potatoes and can be made as side dish or main dish. In India it called Arbi/Arvi. Today I’m preparing recipe of Fried arbi or besan wali arbi that can be served as appetizers or main dish. Lets start making fried arbi..Besan arbi pic01.jpg

INGREDIENTS:

  • Arbi/Tarot root- 250 gms
  • chickpea flour/besan- 4 tbsp or 1 small bowl
  • Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder-1/2 tsp
  • Amchur powder-1/2  tsp
  • Garam powder-1/2 tsp
  • Carom seeds- 1/4 tsp
  • Green chilies- 3 to 4, finely chopped
  • Fresh coriander- finely chopped
  • Asafoetida- one pinch
  • ginger garlic paste- 1/2 tsp
  • Salt- as per your taste
  • Oil- for frying arbi

METHOD:

  1. Check ingredients for making besan wali arbi. Besan arbi recipe step01
  2. Wash Arbi with enough water. In a pressure cooker add 1 cup of water and arbi. pressure cook arbi till three whistles. Don’t overcook arbi otherwise it will turn soggy.

     

     

  3. Till arbi cooks, we will prepare the mixture of besan/chickpea flour. In bowl, take chickpea flour and add red chilly powder,turmeric powder, amchur(raw mango powder),coriander powder, garam masala powder and salt.Add water little by little to make a thick mixture. Mix it well and keep aside.
  4. Remove arbi and let it cool down completly. Peel the skin of arbi. Cut it into two halves, take one half on your palm and press them with your both hands.

     

     

  5. Heat 4 to 5 tbsp oil in a pan. Dip arbi one by one in chickpea flour/besan mixture and fry arbi

     

  6. Turn arbi and fry them till they are crisp. When done, remove arbi and keep them in paper towel. Besan arbi recipe step12
  7. In the same pan, heat 1 tbsp of oil and add green chilies, carom seeds, asafoetida, ginger garlic paste and mix

     

  8. Add Arbi and mix well. Finally add coriander leaves and turn the flame off.Besan arbi recipe step15

    Your Besan wali arbi or Fried arbi is ready to serve. You can have it as starter or you can have it with roti or daal-rice. Besan arbi pic02.jpg

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Bread Pakora/Pakoda

Monsoon season calls for something hot and tasty delicacy. Whenever rain starts, we Indians like to have tea/coffee with some hot Pakoras!!!

Pakoras is liked by everyone and during monsoon it tastes great with hot tea/coffee. Here I’m showing the recipe of Bread pakoras made along with tasty potato stuffing. Perfect when Guests arrive at your home. You can even have this at breakfast. Lets make hot Bread pakoras. cover photo.jpg

Ingredients:

For stuffing:

  • Potatoes-3 to 4 (medium sized, boiled and grated)
  • Green peas- 1/4 cup(boiled)
  • Chilli-garlic paste- 2 tbsp
  • Curry leaves- 6 to 8
  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves- 3 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Turmeric powder- 1/2 tbsp
  • Red chilli powder- 1/2 tbsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder- 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida- 1 pinch
  • Salt- as required
  • oil- 1 tbsp

For cover

  • Bread slices- 6 slices
  • Gram flour(besan)- 1 cup
  • Carom seeds- 1 tsp(crushed)
  • Salt- as needed
  • Water- (3/4 cup or as needed)
  • Baking soda- 1 pinch
  • Oil- for dip frying pakoras.

Method:

  1. For chilly-garlic paste:In a plate take 8 to 10 garlic cloves, 1/2 inch ginger, 3 green chillies, 1 tbsp cumin seeds. Add these ingredients in a mixer and grind it to paste(The paste will be coarsely grounded due to cumin seeds).  bread pakora step 02.jpg
  2. Boil potatoes and let them cool. Grate and keep aside. Boil green peas and keep aside.bread pakora step 01
  3. In a pan, heat oil and add curry leaves, mustard seeds. Let mustard seeds crackle. Then add chilly- garlic paste. Fry it for a min. Then add turmeric powder and saute.

     

     

  4. Then add Grated potatoes and green peas. Mix well. Then add all powdered spices. Mix them.Finally add chopped coriander leaves. Turn flame off. Your stuffing is ready. Let it cool completely. Till then lets prepare batter.

     

  5. In a bowl add Gram flour, salt, baking soda and carom seeds.bread pakora step 08.jpg
  6. Add water little by little and make batter. The batter consistency should be thin.bread pakora step 09.jpg
  7. Take two slices of bread, place stuffing on one slice and close it another slice. Repeat this with all slices of bread. Then cut it into triangles.

     

     

  8. In a frying pan heat oil . Add enough oil to dip fry bread pakoras.bread pakora step 12.jpg
  9. Dip the stuffed bread in gram flour batter. Fry the pakoras one by one.bread pakora step 13.jpg
  10. Fry Bread pakoras on both sides till golden on medium flame. When done remove pakoras on paper towel. bread pakora step 14.jpg
  11. Your bread pakoras is ready. Serve hot with tea. Serve along with sauce. Enjoy with friends and family._20170701_163424.jpg

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Aam Papad (Mango papad)

Aam papad recipe…How to make aam papad step by step recipe. Sweet and sour in taste. Mango papad can be made with any variety of Mango, Lets make Aam papad.

 

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Ingredients:

  1. Mangoes- 4
  2. Sugar – small bowl (If mangoes are less sweet, add more sugar)
  3. Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp

Method:

  1. Check ingredients for making Aam papad.Aam Papad step 01.jpeg
  2. Remove pulp of mango and grind into fine paste. In a pan add mango puree.

     

  3. Add sugar, cardamom powder and boil it for 8 to 10 mins. Stir continuously on medium flame.
  4. When the mixture becomes thick turn the flame off.  Aam Papad step 06.jpeg
  5. Grease a plate with oil and add the mango mixture. Spread them thin on plate immediately because it starts to set after removing from flame.Aam Papad step 07.jpeg
  6. Keep this in sun’s heat and it will start drying up. It will be done in 6 to 8 hrs. If you are drying it in a room it will require 2 days. Aam Papad step 08.jpeg
  7. Start removing it from the sides of plate by overturning the plate.  Cut it into desired shape. Start removing one by one slowly. Aam Papad cover pic 03.jpeg

Your Aam papad is ready. Jelly like Aam papad will be loved by everyone. Enjoy!Aam Papad cover pic 02.jpeg

Green Chickpeas Kachori (Hare chane ki kachori)

Green chickpeas kachoris are made with seasonal Fresh green chickpeas which are available in India during winters……..These awesome Kachoris tastes best and great snack. I made these kachoris on Sunday and all my family members were so happy and even my Kids loved it. So here I’m sharing recipe of Green chickpeas kachori. Lets start Making them.

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INGREDIENTS:

  1. Fresh Green chickpeas- 1 cup (coarsely grounded)
  2. All purpose flour- 2 cups
  3. Garlic cloves – 4 to 5, finely chopped
  4. Green chillis- 3, finely chopped
  5. Coriander – 2 tbsp
  6. Red chilli powder- 1/4 tsp
  7. Coriander powder- 1/4 tsp
  8. Garam masala powder- half than 1/4 tsp
  9. Asafoetida- 1 pinch
  10. Cumin seeds,jeera-  1/4th tsp
  11. Fennel seeds,sa.unf- 1/4 tsp
  12.  Salt- as required
  13. Oil – for kneading and frying

 

METHOD:

  1. Checkout ingredients for green chickpeas kachori.Hare chane ki kachori step 01
  2. For making dough, in a big bowl add All purpose flour and add 1/4 cup of Oil to the flour and 1/4 tsp of salt.Hare chane ki kachori step 02.jpg
  3. Knead it into a soft dough by adding  water little by little. Keep the dough aside for 20 mins so that it will turn soft and fermented.
  4. For preparing stuffing, Add 1 tsp of oil in a heat pan. Add chopped garlic, cumin seeds(jeera), green chilly and asafoetida . Saute for a min. Hare chane ki kachori step 05

  5. Add the Green chickpeas Coarse paste to it and add Fennel seeds, Coriander powder, Red chilly powder, Garam masala powder and salt. Mix them well. Finally add chopped coriander and turn flame off.
  6. Make small balls of dough to make kachoris.Hare chane ki kachori step 09

  7. Expand ball with help of your palm and fingers. Stuff 1 tsp of  green chickpea mixture in it and close it from all side. Roll it like puris and prepare all Kachoris in the same way.
  8. Heat oil in a wok/kadhai. Add kachoris and fry them on slow flame till all sides gets crispy and golden brown. When done remove and add next batch of kachoris. Hare chane ki kachori step 15

  9. Serve kachori with mint chutney and sweet dates chutney. While storing, see to it that kachoris are cooled and then stored. Enjoy with your family and friends 😀Hare chane ki kachori 01.jpg

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Gharge (Sweet Pumpkin puris)

Gharge is a traditional Maharashtrian recipe made of Pumpkin. This recipe is easy to make and it tastes delicious. Gharge can be made during festivals or it can be enjoyed anytime. Lets make sweet pumpkin puris or ghargeGharge 02.jpg

INGREDIENTS:

  • Grated pumpkin- 1 small bowl
  • Jagerry- 1 small bowl
  • Whole wheat flour- 2 cups
  • Green cardamom powder- 1/4 tsp
  • salt- a pinch
  • Ghee- for deep frying puris

METHOD:

  1. Checkout all ingredients for making GhargeGharge step 01.jpg
  2. Heat pan and add a tbsp of Ghee, add the Grated pumpkin. Saute them for a min.Gharge step 02.jpg
  3. Next add jagerry. Turn the flame slow and cook them until the jagerry dissolves completely. Add salt and green cardamom powder and mix.Gharge step 03.jpg
  4. Add wheat flour and mix them .Gharge step 04.jpg
  5. Knead it into a firm dough Gharge step 05.jpg
  6. Make small balls and roll it. With the help of small steel bowl make small puris Gharge step 06.jpg
  7. Heat  Kadhai , add ghee. Deep fry the puris on medium flame. Fry them till golden brown. Gharge step 07.jpg
  8. Your gharge are ready. Serve them and enjoy anytime. Gharge 01.jpg

Note: While making dough, if the mixture is too dry then add little water. If its too sticky add flour and then make the dough.

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Nacho chips (tortilla chips)

Homemade  Nacho chips tastes delicious and crisp. Its easy to make and it can be made for snacks or for parties. Try to make this at home you will you will absolutely love it. Different dips for nacho chips are available in market but it tastes perfect with cheese and mayo dip. Lets start making nacho chips:

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INGREDIENTS :

  • Maize flour- 1 cup
  • Wheat flour- 1/2 cup
  • ajwain- 1/4th teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Oil – 2 tablespoons (for making dough)
  • Oil – for dip frying

METHOD:

  1. Checkout all ingredients for making nacho chipsNacho chips step 01.jpg
  2. Now in a bowl add Maize flour, wheat flour, salt, ajwain, Turmeric powder and oil. mix it very wellNacho chips step 02.jpg
  3. Now with luke warm water make dough . The dough should neither be too soft nor too hard. keep it aside with a lid or cloth on it for 10 minsNacho chips step 03
  4. Make 8 to 9 small balls of dough and roll it with roll pin. Pok it with the help of fork and cut them into triangle pieces.Nacho chips step 04.jpg
  5. Now in a frying pan, Heat oil. Fry the nacho chips on medium flame till crisp. It will be Ready in 3-4 mins.Nacho chips step 05.jpg
  6. Repeat this step for every ball and Fry. Your nacho chips are ready.Nacho chips cover pic 02.jpg

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Banana pancakes (egg less)

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 Banana – cut into small pieces
  • oatmeal flour- 1 cup (grind the oats in mixer until fine  powder)
  • whole wheat flour- 2/3 cup
  • milk- 1 cup
  • brown sugar- 2 tablespoons
  • vanilla essence- 1/2 teaspoon
  • butter- 4 tablespoons (for making as well as garnishing )
  • honey- (optional)

METHOD:

  • In a large bowl, add the banana and mash then until soft.
  • Then add the milk and mix it well.
  •  Add the oatmeal flour, whole wheat flour, brown sugar, vanilla essence. Mix it well. The batter should have pouring consistency.
  • Heat the pan. Add the butter.
  • Add the small amount of batter, about 1/4 cup for each pancake.
  • On a medium flame, cook pancakes until brown.
  • Make pancakes of whole batter. Serve them hot with Butter and Honey.

 

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