Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Dahi bhalla delhi style

Serves 3-4 plates of dahi bhalla chaat

Ingredients for about 12 Bhallas

1 cup of udad daal / (250ml)
2 tbsp of moong daal
1/2 inch of grinded ginger
2 green chilli grinded
salt to taste
oil to deep fry .

Ingredients to make chaat
3/4 cup of Green chutney
1 cup of imli chutney
2 cups of yogurt
2 tbsp of sugar
2 tsp of black salt
1 Tbsp of freshly grounded jeera powder .
salt to taste
chaat masala to sprinkle on top
red chilli powder to sprinkle on top

Method to make bhallas

1.Soak both udad and moong in 2 cups of water for an hour .

2.Grind them into a thick paste .

3.Mix with grinded ginger, green chilli paste and salt .

4. Keep this paste for minimum two hours in the fridge .

5.Take oil in a pan enough to deep fry .

6. Let oil be hot. check with the little paste if it comes on top quickly it means oil is ready to fry .

7. Take one Tbsp and fry dahi bhalls in medium low .

8. Medium low flame allows bhallas to cook from inside while not burning them from outside .

Note-Its very important to keep the paste for few hours after you grind it , else bhallas will not be puffy and they will just soak oil.

9. Now bhallas are cooked . soak them in cold water for a minute and squeeze water out with your hands .keep them aside .

10. when you want to serve chaat .
a) Take yogurt in big bowl .
b) Add salt , black salt , sugar , cumin powder .
c) In a serving plate place 5 bhallas
d) Top it with yogurt mix .
e)  Then top with a tsp or two.      green chutney.
f) Then top with 1 tbsp or two tamarind/imli chutney .
g) Sprinkle some chaat masala .
h) Sprinkle with red chilli powder .

your dahi bhalla chaat is ready to dig in . depending upon your taste for spices you can add/reduce the chutneys you are using .

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Pineapple raita or pineapple in yogurt

1 cup of pineapple chunks cut  into 1/2 inch pieces .

1 cup of fresh yogurt

1 tbsp of sugar

1/2tsp of freshly roasted cumin/jeera powder

If pine apple is sweet and juicy straight away mix it with yogurt , sugar and cumin powder.Let pine apple juice mix with yogurt throughly . refrigerate for atleast 20 mi utes before serving. 

If pine apple is not sweet then take one pan and toss pine apple with sugar for a minute or two till it gets soft and then mix with yogurt and cumin powder.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Red pepper and garlic chutney

Serves about 2Tbsp of chutney
5 whole red peppers
3 cloves of garlic
salt to tatse

soak red peppers for an hour or two , then grind with garlic to fine paste . add salt to taste and your pepper chutney is ready .

Hari chutney or Coriander chilli chutney

Serves 3/4 cup of chutney
Handful of corinader leaves
1 green chilli
2 cloves of garlic
salt to taste

Grind everything with 1/4 cup of water. add salt to taste . your chutney is ready .

Imli ki chutney or Sweet and sour Tamarind chutney

50 gms of tamarinds
3 cups(250 ml)of water
6 Tbsp of sugar or 150gms of jaggery.

note » you can adjust sugar or jaggery according to how sweet you like your chutney to be . i like my tamarind chutney to be sweet.

Boil water and put small pieces of tamarind along with sugar or jaggery in it .boil the mixture untill it gets little thick like a white sauce .

You can refrigerate imly chutney in freezer in air tight container for months and use with so many indian snacks like dahi bhalla,samosa, bhel,golgappe and so on .

Friday, April 10, 2015

Soft scrumptious wheat donut


1 CUP of wheat flour
3 tbsp of sugar
1/2 tsp of salt
1 tbsp of oil or butter
1/2 cup of warm water
1 tsp of yeast

Mix all dry ingredients and oil . Activate yeast in warm water.
Knead dough for 5 minutes .
Let the dough be little sticky .
Let it stay untill.it gets double in size . It will take about 1 hour 30 minutes .
Now punch dough again with your hands . And keep it for overnight . At the time of serving divide dough into 10 portions . Make round discs about an inch and half . And use a small bottle cap to make a hole at the centre.
To make the donuts soft and fluffy and cooked from inside you must fry them in low heat untill they get golden brown .
Sprinkle sugar on top or pour melted chocolate on them . Serve hot and fresh .mmm its a divine pleasure .