Soya Bean Tikki/ Patty

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When we think of tikki, what comes to our mind first is aloo tikki.  Here is a healthy alternative for aloo and tikki made out of Soya Bean. Soya Bean Tikki/Patty is one of healthy delicious tasty and spicy snack everyone will love to have. This recipe is mainly made of soya bean and used very little potato mixture to balance the taste. For variations in flavor, you can add green peas, sweet corn and chopped carrot and turn it as vegetable tikki.

Soya Bean Tikki
Soya Bean Tikki

Ingredients:
Soya Bean – 1 cup
Potato 1 no(small)
Onion – 1/4 cup (chopped)
Ginger & Garlic Paste – 1 tsp
Besan Flour/ Chickpea Flour – 3 tsp
Fennel Seeds/Sauf – ½ tsp
Red Chili Powder – 2 tsp
Hing/Asafoetida – ¼ tsp
Garam Masala Powder – 1 tsp
Fresh coriander leaves – ¼ cup
Sugar – ½ tsp
Salt to Taste


Method:

Step 01) Heat oil in a pan add sauf/fennel seeds and garlic and fry for 1 min. then add onion and fry till it turns to pink and then add besan flour mix well with onion and stir fry for a minute

 


Step 02) Add boiled mashed potato, red chili powder, hing, garam Masala powder, sugar, salt, fresh coriander leaves and sugar mix them nicely and sauté them for 2  mins.


 


Step 03) Lastly add boiled soya beans and mix them well in low flame for a minute and then switch off the gas. Let them cool for 3 to 4 minutes.

 

Step 04) Divide the mixture into equal portions and rolls them as a ball and give shape like patty/tikki (there is no need of any flour for dusting)


Step 05) Heat non stick tawa/griddle drizzle 2 teaspoons of oil once the griddle is hot enough place 4 to 5 patties and roast until bottom surface turn golden brown and flip each tikki and roast till turns to golden brown. Follow the same process for all the remaining patties.

 

 Serve: Serve hot with Mint Chutney or Tomato Sauce.

Soya Bean Tikki
Soya Bean Tikki


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How to Make Nan Khatai | Butter Biscuit/Cookie

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The place I lived in my childhood, there was a bakery nearby our house and every Thursday they bake this ridiculously delicious cookies and it smelled so good, the whole lane smells awesome. Till date I could feel that aroma. Wow! what a smell it was. Flavor to be remembered. At last I learned the recipe and thought to give a try and it came out so good. Nan Khatai/ Butter Biscuit/ Butter cookie are light and fluffy and yummy nicely melts in your mouth. And it is one of the easy and quick recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth. Yes, it is not for the healthy conscious people but, once in a while to taste the divine is not bad isn't it? J But, you can make little healthy using wheat flour instead of all purpose flour or combination of both the flour. 

Butter Cookie
Nan Khatai

Ingredients:

Unsalted Butter – ½ cup (1 stick)
Cardamom Powder – 1/2 tsp
Nutmeg powder – 1/4 tsp
Powdered Sugar – ½ cup
All Purpose Flour/Maida – 1 cup
Baking Powder – 1/4 tsp
Salt – 1 tsp

Method:

Step 01) Keep the butter to room temperature till soft (not so watery). It should cut easily by spoon and mix it nicely

 

Step 02) Add the powdered sugar little at a time and mix it nicely

Step 03) Add the cardamom powder and nut Meg powder and mix it. This gives a nice flavor to the biscuit

 

Step 04) Take separate bowl and add All purpose flour, baking powder and salt stir it nicely so that everything incorporate nicely with flour

Step 05) Add the flour to cream sugar mixture little at a time and knead it nicely just like chapatti/Indian bread dough. It is lot softer than regular dough, because of butter.

 

Step 06) Wrap it in a plastic sheet and let it rest for 20 minutes. (All the species and salt should be nicely marinate to the dough so it is important that dough should rest)

 


Preheat your oven into 300 degree F

Step 07) Open the dough from the wrapper and give one more knead

Step 08) Take a baking tray use parchment paper or foil. Grease the foil with butter for easy removing of the biscuits/cookies. (For parchment paper no need of greasing)

Step 09) Divide the dough into small balls (size is how you like them to bite) round them into nice ball shape. Make sure there is no crack in them.

Step 10) Place them on a tray and make sure to give enough distance between each cookie.

Step 11) Garnish with pistachio. Take few pieces and just press on top of the cookies

Step 12) Bake them in oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Keep eye on them you just need light golden brown.

Step 13) Remove the tray from the oven and let it cool down for 10 minutes and Enjoy 

 



Note:
  • If you use salted butter you can skip the salt
  • Always try to use the nut Meg as whole and grate them whenever the recipe calls for it. Ready made Nut Meg Powder loose its flavor easily on shelf
  • If there is a crack in the balls it opens wide after baking. So make sure diligently give them nice round shape
  • Set the rack in middle of the oven. Don’t place the tray up or down or side to the heating coils. Always keep it in center.


Butter Cookie
Butter Biscuit

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Mung Bean/ Moong Sprouts Chaat

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In just few minutes you can prepare Mung Bean/Moong sprouts chaat at home. It is a mixture of sour and spicy delicious, flavorful, super tasty  healthy snack. You can make more interesting adding carrot, onion, tomato combination also.  This is a very healthy protein packed snack to munch with evening chai/tea.

Moong Sprouts Chaat
Moong Sprouts Chaat

Check out some of the recipes which i tried in Green Moong Sprout.


Ingredients:
  • Green Moong Sprouts – 1 Cup
  • Carrot – ¼ cup grated
  • Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp
  • Turmeric/ Haldi Powder – ¼ tsp
  • Coriander Seed Powder - ½ tsp
  • Cumin seed powder – ½ tsp
  • chili powder - ½ tsp
  • Chaat Masala Powder - ½ tsp
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp
  • Fresh coriander leaves -
  • Few curry leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 1 tbsp 

Time Required: 10 mins

Directions:

Step 01) Heat oil in pan, add cumin seeds after they splutter add haldi powder and curry leaves.

Step 02)Add the sprouts, fry for a few minutes and reduce the flame.

Add salt, coriander powder, jeera powder, chili powder and chaat masala powder.

Step 03)Stir fry for another few minutes, and then add lemon juice.


Step 04)Garnish with chopped fresh coriander leaves.

Variations: You can also add chopped onions and tomatoes to top.


 
  
 Serve: Serve with apple pieces and glass of lemon juice. 


Moong Sprouts Chaat
Moong Sprouts Chaat
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Pumpkin Beans/Mixed Pulses Sabzi

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Yet another simple, healthy and super easy Pumpkin Sabzi. I had some left over mixed pulses which I was previous used for Dahi Misal chaat. This is one creative way to use the left over pulses and turn it as healthy version of sabzi. You can also use spinach to make more colorful and tasty. This Pumpkin Beans/Mixed Pulses sabzi nicely pairs up with chapati/roti.

Pumpkin Beans/Mixed Pulses Sabji
Pumpkin Beans/Mixed Pulses Sabzi

Check out some other Pumpkin recipes which i tried:




Ingredients:
Pumpkin – 2 cups (Chopped)
Mixed Pulses – 1 cup
Tomato – 2 nos. (Puree)
Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
Chili Powder – 1 tsp
Hing/Asafoetida – ¼ tsp
Coriander Seeds Powder – ½ tsp
Cumin Seed Powder – ½ tsp
Garam Masala Powder – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for seasoning

Method:

Step 01) As raw pumpkin skin is very hard to cut with knife, it is better to cook this vegetable in microwave for about 5 minutes. Let it cool and it becomes very easy to remove the outer skin, and then chop them into smaller pieces. 

 

 Step 02) Boil the Mixed pulses in microwave for about 15 mins. Or in a pressure cooker ( i used here left over pulses)

Step 03) Heat a pan with 1 tbsp of oil add the mustard seeds allow them to crackle and then add urud dal/white lentil, red chili and fry till it turns to golden color

Step 04) Add tomato puree and fry for a minute and then add, turmeric powder, chili powder, cumin seed powder, coriander powder, salt, hing/asofoetida and mix well and cook till all raw masala powder smell disappear

 


Step 05) Add the cooked mixed pulses and then add cooked pumpkin pieces and incorporate nicely with gravy & cook for a minute and switch off the gas. (If you need a curry texture you need add a half cup of cooked pumpkin water in the end.)

 


Step 06) Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with chapati.

Pumpkin Beans/Mixed Pulses Sabzi
Pumpkin Beans/Mixed Pulses Sabji


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Instant Carrot Sabji / Carrot Salad

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It’s a great way to increase your intake of raw vegetables without getting cooked. But kids make faces when they told to eat raw vegetables. I just added few simple steps to make more interesting Carrot Sabji/ Carrot Salad. This tip works for children and adults too. One can eat one full bowl in one go.  It will go well with chapati/Indian Bread, Rice and even as a healthy snack at 4 pm in the office time. 


Ingredients:
  •  Carrot 2 shredded
  •  2 to 3 Green chili (chop them as big pieces )
  •  Salt to taste
  • Lemon Juice - 1 tsp
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves (for garnishing)

For Seasoning:
  • Mustard seeds
  • Urud Dal /White Lentils (grown in Indian subcontinent- Available in Indian Store)
  • Hing/Asafoetida
  • Oil

Method:


1.  Peel and then grate the carrots in a large bowl. I used baby carrots so i blended it.


 

2.  Add the chopped green chilies, salt, lemon juice and add the seasoning on top and mix well.
3. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.


 


That’s it simple and easy and yummy tasty salad is ready in 2 mins.

Variations:   You can add garlic cloves crushed and mix it with olive oil to get another version of taste. 


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Pumpkin Curry in 5 Minutes - Rajasthani Style

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As I got the big pumpkin from the grocery store, I am trying new recipes out of it. Here is one more interesting Pumpkin curry in Rajasthani Style. This curry is prepared with tomato and curd which are added to the seasoning spices to make irresistible taste. As I noticed, pumpkin is beautifully gel with any combination of gravy of Indian style cooking. It tastes best with steam rice and even with roti/chapati. Learn more how to make this super easy delicious curry dish by following step by step recipe.

Check out some other recipes which i tried:





Pumpkin Curry - Rajasthani Style

Ingredients:

Pumpkin – 2 cups (Chopped)
Potato – 1 cup (Chopped)
Tomato – 2 nos. (Chopped)
Curd – ¼ cup                                            
Cloves – 4 nos
Cardamom – 3 nos.
Nigella Seeds/ Kalonji – 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
Chili Powder – 1 tsp
Hing/Asafoetida – ¼ tsp
Coriander Seeds Powder – ½ tsp
Cumin Seed Powder – ½ tsp
Garam Masala Powder – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for seasoning

Pumpkin Curry- Rajasthani Style

Method:

Step 01) As raw pumpkin skin is very hard to cut with knife, it is better to cook this vegetable in microwave for about 5 minutes. Let it cool and it becomes very easy to remove the outer skin, and then chop them into smaller pieces.


 

Step 02) Boil the potato pieces in microwave for about 8 mins.

Step 03) Blend the cardamom and cloves into powder

Step 04Heat a pan with 1 tbsp of oil add the nigella seeds/kalonji and add the blended cardamom and cloves powder and saute them for a minutes


 

Step 05) Add tomato and fry for 1 minutes and then add curd, turmeric powder, chili powder, cumin seed powder, coriander powder, salt, hing/asofoetida and mix well and cook till tomato turns into mushy 


  

Step 06) Add the cooked pumpkin and potato and half cup of cooked pumpkin water and add garam Masala mix well to the gravy & cook for a minute and switch off the gas


 

Step 07) Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with steam rice.

Pumpkin Curry - Rajasthani Style
Pumpkin Curry - Rajasthani Style


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