Papdi Chaat/Papri Chaat


Coming to day 3 of Blogging Marathon #47 I chose to share one of my favorite chaat.Papdi chaat is one such yummy snack cum chaat tastes good with the sweet chutney and green chutney.Papdi chaat can be made  with round shaped papdi or crumbled papdis.Today I made it with the round shaped papdi and sharing the recipe for the papdi also.Here goes the recipe.......................................




Basic Information

Preparation Time - 10-15 minutes
Cooking time - 15-20 minutes
Serves - 1

Ingredients


 
Ingredient
Quantity
Papdi/papri
7-8
Boiled potato
1( roughly mashed)
Onion(chopped)
2 tsp
Boiled chick peas
2 tbs
2 tsp
2 tsp
Curd/yogurt
2 tbs
Thin sev
as needed
Salt
a pinch
Sugar/sakkarai
1 tsp
Red chilly powder(optional)
a generous pinch

 
To make Papdi/papri

Preparation time - 10 minutes
Cooking time - 15-20 minutes
Makes- 24-26 papdis






Ingredient
Quantity
All purpose flour/maida
3/4 cup
Oil
 2 tsp
Cumin seeds/jeeragam
1/2 tsp
Ghee/nei
1 tsp
Salt
1/2 tsp
Oil
For frying

 
  
   Method 
    
  To make Papdis

  • In a bowl take all the ingredients given and mix it till it becomes crumbly.Sprinkle water little by little and make a firm dough.Let it rest for 15-20 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into two equal portions and roll into a disc on a floured surface.Using a small round cookie cutter or lid cut the rolled dough into discs.Heat the oil in the pan and once it becomes hot drop 6-7 discs in the oil.Fry it till it becomes crisp and golden in a medium flame.

  • Store it in an air tight container.

 
To Serve

  • Whisk the yogurt with salt and sugar.Take 7-8 papdis and place in on a plate.Keep some roughly mashed potato and chickpeas on top of the papdi.Then drizzle the whisked yogurt, green chutney and red chutney.The sprinkle some chopped onion and sev.Finally garnish it with some chopped coriander leaves.



  •  Serve it immediately.


 
Enjoy..................................................................
 
  •  The papdis can be crumbled and made.
  •  Instead of chickpeas,green peas can be used.
  •  The amount of yogurt and chutney depends on personal preference.The amount given is an approximate. 
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Tawa Pulao/Tava Pulao


For the day 2 of blogging marathon #47,sharing you a simple and flavorful tawa pulao.
Tawa pulao is an easy to make rice variety and a great option to use the left rice.
The highlight of the recipe is the use of pav bhaji masala which gives a nice flavor and taste to this recipe.As this rice i z mild its ideal for kids lunch box also.Off to the recipe..............







Tawa Pulao/Tava Pulao

 
   Basic Information

    Preparation time ~10 minutes
    Cooking time ~ 30 minutes
    Serves ~ 2

  

   Ingredients


Ingredient
Quantity
Basmathi rice
3/4 cup
Carrot,beans,capsicum(chopped)
1 cup
Onion(sliced)
2 (medium size)
Tomato(chopped)
1 (medium size)
Ginger&garlic paste
1 tsp
Red chilly powder/milagai podi
1/4 tsp
11/2tsp
Turmeric powder/manjal podi
1/4 tsp
Green peas/pattani(fresh or frozen)
1/4 cup
Oil
11/2 tbs
Salt
1 tsp
Cumin seeds/jeeragam
1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves(chopped)
1-2 tbs
Lemon juice
1-2 tsp


  
   Method 
    
  • Cook the rice in a rice cooker  and once its done separate the grains.Heat a griddle with oil and crackle the cumin seeds,saute the sliced onion with a pinch of salt till it becomes transparent.Add in the ginger&garlic paste and fry it till the raw smell disappears.Now add in the chopped tomato and cook it till mushy.

  • Add the chopped veggies and peas and mix it well.At this stage add in chilly powder,turmeric powder and salt.Mix it well,add in around 1/4 cup of water and cook it in a low to medium flame for couple of minutes or till the raw smell goes off.Put off the flame.

  • Now add in the pav bhaji masala powder and give it a mix.Add in the cooked rice and chopped coriander leaves,lemon juice.Mix it well.Now put on the flame and keep in a low flame for 5 minutes.

  • Serve it warm with raita and pappad.

 
 


Enjoy...................................................


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Masala Pav


We are entering the Blogging Marathon #47 and for this week I am going to showcase menu card recipes.Valli has given 4 menu cards and we need to choose 3 recipes from a menu card.
After seeing the menus card of chatkazz,I wanted to try some of the Mumbai road side recipes.
As I am a great fan of chaat items I wanted to try some of the recipes.I had masala pav long time back in a chaat corner and I liked it a lot.So I wanted to give a try and referred  some of the videos how its made in road sides.
The masala is made in a griddle then the pav is toasted with the masala with generous amount of butter.Here I made it using the griddle since I made it for two of us for our evening snack.
If you want to make it in large quantities,make the masala in a pan and toast it in a griddle.With no further delay lets move on to the recipe.....................................








Masala Pav

 
   Basic Information

    Preparation time ~10 minutes
    Cooking time ~ 30 minutes
    Serves ~ 2

  

   Ingredients


Ingredient
Quantity
Pav Buns
2
Butter/Vennai
2-3 tbs
Onion(chopped)
1 (medium size)
Tomato(chopped)
1 (large size)
Ginger&garlic paste
2 tsp
Red chilly powder/milagai podi
1/4 tsp
1 tsp
Turmeric powder/manjal podi
1/4 tsp
Capsicum/kudamilagai(chopped)
1/3 cup
Oil
1 tbs
Salt
1 tsp
Cumin seeds/jeeragam
1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves(chopped)
1-2 tbs




  
   Method 
    
  • Keep all the ingredients ready and heat a griddle with oil and crackle the cumin seeds.Saute the chopped onion with a pinch of salt till it becomes transparent.Add in the ginger&garlic paste and fry it till the raw smell disappears.Now add in the chopped capsicum and fry it  for couple of minutes.

  • Once the capsicum becomes soft add in the chopped tomato and cook it till mushy.At this stage add in the spice powders and salt.Mix it well,add in around 1/4 cup of water and cook it in a low to medium flame for couple of minutes or till the raw smell goes off.

  • Add in the chopped coriander leaves and cook it for a minute,finally add a tsp of butter and mix it well. Now slit the pav bun and keep it on top of the masala and apply butter on the top of the bun.Cook it for 2 minutes.

  • Then carefully flip it to the other side and cook for another minute,make sure the masala coats well.Fold the pav carefully and transfer to a plate.

  • Serve it warm with a lemon wedge.





Enjoy..............................................................




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Senai Karamani Kulambhu/Yam and Black eyed Peas in Tamarind Sauce



For this month cook book challenge,I tried a recipe from a magazine print out.This print out was taken in 2004 and I found out while cleaning the clutters.
Coming to the recipe its a mix of both karakulambhu and masala kulambhu with slight tangy taste.We normally use the yam(senai) for fry but never tried in kulambhu varieties.For the first time I tried and it came out super yummy.Here I used the frozen pieces,if you are using fresh one,chop and cook it separately in tamarind water.Off to the recipe...............................






Senai Karamani Kulambhu

 
   Basic Information

    Preparation time ~10 minutes
    Cooking time ~ 35-40minutes
    Serves ~ 3-4

  

   Ingredients


Ingredient
Quantity
Black eyed peas/karamani
1/2 cup
Elephant yam/senai kilangu
12-14 (1 inch cubes)
Onion(chopped)
1 (medium size)
Tomato(chopped)
2 (medium size)
Ginger&garlic paste
2 tsp
Red chilly powder/milagai podi
11/2 tsp
Coriander powder/dhaniya podi
2 tsp
Turmeric powder/manjal podi
1/4 tsp
Tamarind/puli
big gooseberry size
Oil
2 tbs
Salt
11/2 tsp

 For the tempering

Ingredient
Quantity
Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds
1/8 tsp
Cumin seeds/jeeragam
1/2 tsp
Cinnamon/pattai
1 inch piece

 Grind to a fine paste

Ingredient
Quantity
Coconut(grated)
2 tbs
Fennel seeds/sombu
1/2 tsp


  
   Method 
    

  • Soak the tamarind in 1/2 cup of water and extract it,grind the coconut and fennel seeds to a fine paste.Cook the cubed yam in boiling water for 5 minutes or till it becomes half cooked and keep it aside.
  • Heat a pan and dry roast the black eye peas till a nice aroma comes out.Pour 2 cups of water and cook it until becomes soft (not mushy).

  • Meanwhile heat the oil in a pan and do the tempering with the ingredients.Sauté the onion till it becomes transparent. Now add the ginger&garlic paste,chopped tomato and the yam pieces.Saute it well for 2 minutes,add in the red chily powder,coriander powder,turmeric powder.Give it a mix and fry it for a minute.


  • Add the tamarind extract and salt along with a cup of water and let it cook till the oil separates.Now add the ground paste and mix it well,let it boil for 2-3 minutes.Finally add the cooked black eye peas.Allow to cook it for couple of minutes and put off the flame. 


  • Serve it with rice and pappad.





Enjoy.....................................




  • D not cook the roasted peas in pressure cooker,it may turn out mushy.
  • Use an inch piece tamarind to cook the yam in tamarind water.
This recipe is off  to Cook Book Challenge #15 December week 1.

Pav Bhaji Masala Powder


Homemade spice powders are so fresh and flavorful,so I prefer to make it home.Today I am sharing a nice aromatic spice powder used to make pav bhaji and other North Indian recipes.
Soon I will be sharing the recipes which uses this spice powder and adapted it from Veginspiration.Lets move on to the recipe.........................






Pav Bhaji Masala Powder


   Basic Information

   Preparation time ~ 5 minutes
   Cooking time ~ 10 minutes
   Makes ~ 3/4 cup(approximately)
    


  Ingredients
Ingredient
Quantity
Coriander seeds/dhaniya
1/4 cup
Red chilly/varamilagai
10-12
Black pepper/milagu
2 tbs
Cumin seeds/jeeragam
2 tbs
Fennel seeds/sombu
11/2 tbs
Cinnamon/pattai
10-12 (1 inch piece)
Black Cardamom
4-5
Dry aamchur powder/mangai podi
2 tbs

  
  Method 
  • Dry roast all the ingredients except aamchur powder in a medium flame till a nice aroma comes out and becomes golden.

  • Finally add the aamchur powder and put off the flame.Mix it well.Let it cool down to room temperature.

  • Dry grind it in a blender to a fine powder.Spread it on a plate for 10-15 minutes to cool down completely

  •  Store it in an air tight container.




Soya Chunks Fry/Varuval - Dry Version


As soya chunks is a great source of protein I try to include in our diet atleast once in a week either in a one pot meal or kurma.
This version of fry is slightly dry version and usually I make it when I ran out of veggies to accompany with the seasoned dhal and rice or variety rice.
Here I used the mini chunks,if you are using the bigger chunks then cut into two and use it to get the flavors incorporate well.Lets move on to the recipe........................................






Soya Chunks Fry/Varuval


   Basic Information

   Preparation time ~15 minutes
   Cooking time ~ 30 minutes
   Serves ~ 3(generously)
    


 Ingredients
Ingredient
Quantity
Soya chunks/meal maker
1 cup
Onion(finely chopped)
1 (medium size)
Red chilly powder/milagai podi
3/4 tsp
Coriander powder/dhaniya podi
1 tsp
Turmeric powder/majal podi
1/4 tsp
Fennel seeds/sombu
1/4 tsp
Curry leaves/karivepillai
few leaves
Coriander leaves/kothamalli
for garnishing
Salt
11/4 tsp
Oil
2-3 tbs

   Grind to a fine paste
Ingredient
Quantity
Coconut (grated)
1/4 cup
Ginger/inji
1 inch
Garlic/poondu
2-3 cloves
Cloves/lavangam
2-3
Cinnamon/pattai
1 inch
Fennel/sombu
1/2 tsp
Tomato
1(small size)
Cashews/mundiri
2-3(optional)
  Method 
  • Cook the soya chunks in the boiling water and rinse it in cold water couple of times,squeeze the excess water and set it aside.Grind the given ingredients to a fine paste with water needed.
  • Heat a pan with  oil,crackle the fennel seeds, then add the chopped onion,saute it till transparent.Now add the ground paste and fry it for a minute.

  • Then add the spice powders and salt.Mix it well and cook it for a minute.Add in the soya chunks and mix it well till everything blends well.

  •  Rinse the mixie jar around a cup of water and add it.Cook it covered in a medium flame for 4-5 minutes.Remove the lid and cook it for another couple of minutes or till gets dried.

  •  Finally add in the chopped coriander leaves and mix it well.Put off the flame.




Enjoy...........................................



  • Here I used mini chunks,if you are using bigger one cut it into two after cooking in the water.

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