South Indian Delicacy Medu Vada


Medu Vada/ Ulundu Vadai is a very popular south Indian snack. These are doughnut shape fritters which are made from urad daal.

Although medu vada especially served for breakfast but you can make it anytime as per your choice. Medu vada is a simple recipe to prepare from urad daal but challenging task is to getting the right shape, and for this the thing which is going to help is practice and after making 2 or 3 vadas you feel satisfied with vada shapes. Its not that complicated but yes it is not so easy recipe as well if you trying it in quick time. But i bet that you will realize the taste worth equal to your efforts. Basically medu vada is served with coconut chutney and sambhar but you can have it with your favorite chatni or sauce… So lets prepare it.

Ingredient

250 grams urad daal (split black lentils)
2 green chillies
1inch ginger piece (grated)
Pinch of asafoetida
Salt to taste
12 to 15 curry leaves
Oil for deep frying

Instructions

1. To prepare medu vada, first we need to wash and soak the urad dal for 5 to 6 hours or overnight.

2. Now drain the excess water from the daal and grind it along with curry leaves, green chillies and ginger to a smooth batter.

3. Add salt and asafoetida in it and mix well.(meanwhile heat the oil in a kadai or pan for frying the medu vada).

4. Now apply water on your both palm and take a spoonful batter in your hands.

5. Roll it and make a hole in the center, then gently slid the vada in to the oil.

6. Fry the medu vada on medium flame until it become golden in color.

7. Then remove it from the oil and keep it on the kitchen tissue paper.Likewise prepare the all vadas.

8. Serve hot with Coconut chutney or sambhar or as your choice.
Enjoy!!😊

Mixed Vegetables Oats Idli


We all are very well aware about it, that Oats is very healthy to human body. Oats is a multitasking ingredient, we can make dessert, snacks, appetizers and many more from it.

It is very nutritious, full of fiber and of course more than enough to cover your stomach if you starving. 

So today i am gonna share a healthy and scrumptious recipe of Oats, this is mixed vegetables oats idli. In this recipe, along with Oats i also used some rava and yogurt which gives slight sour taste, and pinch of baking soda to get the soft and fluffy texture. So lets begin to make these yummy mixed vegetables Oats idli now.

Ingredients

1/2 cup Oats
1/2 cup semolina
1/2 cup yogurt (whisked)
1 tea spoon urad daal (split)
1 table spoon peanuts
1 table spoon cooking oil
1/3 tea spoon asafoetida
1/3 tea spoon roasted cumin seeds powder.
2 green chilli (finely chopped)
1 inch ginger piece (grated of finely chopped).
1 small carrot (finely chopped).
1 small onion (finely chopped).
1 small capsicum (finely chopped).
8 to 10 curry leaves (fresh or dry)
1/2 tea spoon mustard seeds
1/4 tea spoon baking soda
50 gram fresh coriander (finely chopped).
1 table spoon lemon juice
Salt to taste

Instructions

1. To prepare Mixed vegetables Oats idli, first of all heat a pan and dry roast the oats and semolina separately.

2. Now coarsely ground the Oats with the help of mixer grinder.

3. Now take a big bowl add the whisked yogurt in it, then add semolina and Oats powder in it.

4. Now add all chopped vegetables(except onion), salt, cumin power in it. Mix well.

5. Now heat the oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When the seeds crackle, add the urad daal, cumin seeds,curry leaves, peanuts, onion and asafoetida in it and saute on a medium heat for few seconds.

6. Now pour this tempering on idli better and mix well.

7. Now cover this mixture and set aside for 15 to 30 minutes. Meanwhile grease the idli moulds with minimal oil and boil the water in a steamer.

8. After 15 to 30 minutes add baking soda and lemon juice in it and mix well.

9. Now put a 1 table spoon idli batter into each of the greased idli mould and steam in a steamer for about 13 to 15 minutes or until the idlis are cooked.

10. Let them Cool and then demould them…Now mixed vegetables Oats idlis are ready to serve, enjoy them with sambhar, and coriander coconut chutney…😊

Dahi Vada


“Dahi vada” is part of top street food list within North India and especially in Delhi.

It can be prepare from split moong daal(yellow lentil) or split urad daal (white lentil). But today i am sharing combination of both lentils recipe, that means in this recipe dahi vadas are prepared from mix of both lentils moong and urad daal.

Actually vadas are deep fried dumplings which are served in chilled yogurt with spicy green and sweet tamarind chatni. For make it more special we sprinkle fresh grounded spices on it which gives nice aroma and makes it more tempting . So lets prepare this mouth watering dish today..😊


Ingredients

1/2 cup split moong lentil/daal
1/2 cup split urad daal/white lentil
1/2 tea spoon black pepper powder
8 to 10 pepper corn (optional)
1/3 tea spoon black pepper powder
pinch of Asafoetida
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying

For serving
1 cup chilled yogurt (whisked)
Coriander chutney as per taste.
Sweet tamarind chutney as per taste.
Pinch of roasted cumin powder
Pinch of chat masala
Pinch of black pepper powder
Pinch of salt or as per taste

Instructions

1. To prepare Dahi Vadas – first of all wash the both lentils and soak them separately with enough water for 6-7 hours.

2. Drain the excess water and grind them together with the help of little water. ( make sure you do not grind it to a fine paste).

3. Now take a big bowl and add this mixture in it and then beat the mixture till the mixture gets fluffy.

4. Now add salt, black pepper powder, pepper corn, asafoetida in it and mix well.

5. Heat the oil and take out 1 tea spoon of batter and gently put it in the oil. Place as many as possible at a time.

6. Fry these balls on medium flame until they turns golden in color.

7. Place an absorbent paper on the plate and take them out on it.

8. Now Vadas are ready for serving.

9. For serving—-
1. Take 2 cups of warm water in a big bowl and dip 8 to10 vadas in this warm water for at least 15 to 20 minutes.

2. After 15 minutes take them out from the water and squeeze the water out and keep them in serving plate.

3. Pour the chilled yogurt over them, then add some green chatni and tamarind chatni.

4. Now sprinkle some black pepper powder, salt, roasted cumin powder on it and garnish with mint or coriander leaves….Now this super tempting Dahi vadas are ready to be served… Enjoy!!😊

Crunchy Vegetable Nuggets


Crunchy Vegetable Nuggets

Crunchy Vegetable Nuggets recipe is perfect starter recipe for anytype of small party like kids birthday party or kitty party.

These are made from lots of healthy vegetables and to add more value in taste – these are very soft from inside and crunchy from outside. All age groups like them because of its freshness and crunchiness. These Vegetable nuggets are perfect for kids lunch box too. You can serve them with any type of chutney and tomato sauce. For this recipe i used carrot, peas, potatoes, corn and onion but you can add your favorite veggies to make it more flavorful.

Ingredients

2 medium potatoes (boiled and peeled).
1 small onion (finely chopped)
1/3 cup sweet corn (frozen)
2 or 3 green chilli (finely chopped)
1 small carrot (finely chopped)
1small capsicum (finely chopped)
50 gram fresh coriander leaves (finely chopped)
1/2 cup green peas (frozen)
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp organo leaves
Salt as required
2 tbsp plain flour(maida)
1 tbsp corn flour
2 tbsp bread crumb
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
1/4 tsp chaat masala
2 tbsp coarsely crushed corn flakes

Instructions

1. To prepare crunchy Vegetable nuggets first we need to take a big bowl and grate the boiled potatoes in it.

2. Add frozen green peas, chopped carrot, onion , chilli, coriander, capsicum and sweet corn in it.

3. Now mix plain flour, 1 tbsp bread crumb and all spices and herb in it and then mix all together and make a thick dough from it.

4. Now take another bowl add 1 tbsp corn starch, 1 tbsp all purpose flour and 1.5 tsp bread crumb in it and make a smooth paste with help of little water. (Meanwhile heat the oil in a pan or kadai for frying the nuggets).

5. Now take a lemon size ball from the Vegetable dough and shape them to round or square as your choice.

6. Then dip it, in corn starch paste and then bread crumb and corn flakes curmb powder.

7. Now deep fry them into hot oil until it becomes golden brown in color and then transfer to the absorbent paper, likewise prepare other nuggets.

Now crunchy Vegetable nuggets are ready to serve…enjoy them with hot cup of tea and tomato ketchup or any types of chutney..😊

Spicy Black Chickpeas Sprouts Salad/ Chaat


Spicy Black Chickpeas Sprouts Salad/Chaat

Natural sprouts are good for health and mind development. They are wonder food due to its high nutritional value. Sprouts are associated with amazing health benefits, it ensures blood purification and strengthens the immune system.

There are many recipes of sprouts here and today i am gonna share one of them, this is spicy black Chickpeas salad. In this recipe i used some salad vegetables and spices along with sprouted black chickpeas/chana. So lets begin to make this super yummy salad…

 

Ingredients
1 Cup sprouted black chickpeas
1 small onion (finely chopped)
1 big tomato (finely chopped)
1 green chilli (finely chopped)
1 small boiled potato (cut into small cubes)
50 gram fresh coriander (finely chopped)
1/2 tea spoon black salt
1/2 tsp or as to taste rock salt
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp black pepper powder
1/2 tsp chaat masala
2 tsp lemon juice

Instructions

1. To prepare Sprouted chana chaat, we need to soak the dry Chickpeas overnight or for 7-8 hours.

2. Once they are soaked, drain the water and tie them in a clean damp cotton cloth.

3. Place it in a plate/bowl or plastic box and keep it in a warm place for about 24 to 36 hours. Sprinkle water every 4 to 5 hours at regular intervals until sprouted.

4. Now Boil the sprouted black chickpeas till they are tender and strain the excess water(do not over cook).

5. Lets the sprouts cool, then take a big bowl add all ingredients together and mix well. Now spicy black chickpeas sprouts chaat is ready, garnish it with fresh coriander leaves and serve immediately…Enjoy!!😊

Cheesy Bread Disc


Cheesy bread discs are like drops of water in desert when you are hungry and need some quality food. This is a quick appetizer recipe made with bread, cheese and veggies. I am also using Mozzarella cheese but you can skip it in case you dont like it or like to avoid it.

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There can be multiple options for adding vegetables like carrots, capsicum, olives, mushroom, broccoli etc. You can add or remove vegetables as per your choice. I am going to share recipe in oven method but you can also make it on non stick tawa or pan.

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Ingredients

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8 bread slices (white or brown)

1 tblsp chopped tomato

1 tblsp chopped onion

1 tblsp finely chopped coloured capsicums (red, yellow, green)

1 tbsp chopped carrot (optional)

1 tblsp sweet corn

2 tblsp grated cottage cheese

2 tblsp grated mozzarella cheese

1 tsp black paper powder

1/2 tsp organo leaves

2 tblsp tomato ketchup

1 tsp chilli sauce (optional)

1 tsp butter

Salt to taste

 

Instructions

1. First of all we are preparing discs, take a circle cookie cutter(to get maximum big circle from the bread) and cut all bread slices to circles(as shown in picture).

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2. Now take four round bread slices and cut smaller rings out of them(as shown in picture). Now cover all the slices and keep them aside.

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3. For filling, take a big bowl, now add all chopped veggies and Spices in it.

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4. Then add 1 tblsp tomato ketchup, 1 tblsp cottage cheese, 1 tblsp mozzarella cheese and crushed organo leaves in it and mix them well.

 

5.Now take a medium bowl and add soft butter, remaining tomato ketchup, chilli sauce, cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, pinch of salt and pinch of black pepper powder in it and mix it well.

6. Now preheat the oven on 180℃.

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7. Now apply prepared butter spread on all four round shapes slices.

 

8. Now cover all of prepared slices with bread ring (as shown in picture).

9. Press the edges lightly so that the rings stick to the slice properly.

10. In the centre of the ring, put a tbsp of cheesy veggies filling (as shown in pictures).

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11. Place all the ring in a baking tray and bake them in preheated oven for about 7 to 8 minutes or until they become golden in color.

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Now cheesy bread disks are ready. Serve them with tomato ketchup or hot cup of tea or as your choice….. Enjoy😊!!

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Moong Daal Potli Or Deep Fried Split Green Gram Pouch


Moong Daal Potli or Deep Fried Split Green Gram pouch is a starter Recipe. These mini pouchs are inspired by the Asian Wontons, momos, dimsums and dumplings. It taste really good, and also looks very unique because of their shapes. In this recipe i am using moong daal stuffings, but you can stuffed them with mix vegetables, dry fruits, noodles and many more, based on your choice. Although i am sharing deep fried version of this recipe, but if you want a healthier alternative, then you can also bake them.

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This is super easy to wrap stuffing… It might be little struggling in the beginning but after two or three potli, you going to feel that you are expert in potli making😜this is the funny part of this recipe😃😃So lets begin to make our daal potli…..

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Ingredients

1 1/2 cup refined flour

2 tblsp clarified butter

Salt to taste

Water as needed

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For stuffing

1/2 cup split skinless green gram (Soaked)

Pinch of Asafoetida(hing)

1 tsp garam masala

1 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp dry mango powder(amchoor)

2 tblsp coriander powder

2 tblsp coarsely grounded fennel seeds

2 tsp oil

1 tsp salt

1.5 tsp raisins

1 tblsp chopped almonds

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Instructions

1. Take a big bowl, add refined flour, clarified butter and salt in it. Mix well.

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2. Now add enough water and knead the dough, cover and keep aside for 30 minutes.

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3. To prepare the stuffing, coarsely ground the soaked moong daal (without water)as shown in pictures.

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4. Now heat a non stick pan, add 2 tsp cooking oil in it. Then add all spices, chopped almonds, raisins and grounded moong daal in it. Saute for 3 to 4 minutes (stir continuously).

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5. Now turn off the flame and transfer the mixture into a bowl.

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6. Now divide the dough into ten equal sized portion and roll into balls.

7. Flatten them slightly with your palm to form discs. And roll out the  discs into small pooris, then apply little water on edges.

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8. Now place 2 tsp stuffing in the center, form the pleats of pouch. Evenly and carefully pinch together the edges of the poori to form pleats and complete them as a pouch shape(as shown in pictures).

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wp-1485110520239.jpg9. Now heat oil in a kadai or deep pan, fry them on medium flame until they turn in golden brown in color. Then take them out from the oil and place them on absorbent paper.

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10. Now your Delicious Moong daal pouchs are ready to eat….Serve them hot with hot cup of tea….enjoy!!😊

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