Falafel


Falafel

Falafel are fried chickpeas fritters which are often served with tahini sauce. It is a typical middle eastern food, which is most popular in breakfast and as in snacks as well. Falafel are not only good in taste but even they are great source of protein as well. There are so many options to make this recipe, and here i am sharing traditional one. So lets begin to prepare falafel now..

Ingredients

1 cup dry chickpeas( raw)

1 onion (roughly chopped)

1 tea spoon cumin seeds

1 tea spoon coriander powder

1 inch ginger piece

50 gram fresh coriander leaves

1/2 tea spoon chaat masala

1/4 tea spoon mixed spice(garam masala)

1/4 tea spoon black pepper powder

1 table spoon lemon juice

2 green chillies

2 table spoon all purpose flour

Salt to taste

Oil for deep fry

Instructions

1. To prepare this recipe firstly we need to wash and soak chickpeas for overnight or minimum 8 hours.

2. Now rinse and drain the chickpeas in a colander.

3. Add chickpeas to a food processor along with ginger, onion, green chillies, coriander, salt and all spices. Then process the mixture until it become a paste.

4. Now add all purposes flour and lemon juice in it and mix well, then refrigerate this mixture at least for an hour.

5. After one hour, heat oil in a pan and make lemon sized ball from the prepared mixture and fry them into hot oil on a medium flame until they turn golden in color. Then remove from the oil and place them on absorbent paper and serve hot with tahini sauce!

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Valencia Orange Muffins


Valencia Orange Muffins


These fresh Valencia Orange Muffins are best treat and option for morning breakfast or tea time snacks. These muffins are absolutely delicious, moist, tender and have full freshness and delicate taste of orange.

Recipe just required maximum 10 minutes to prepare and 16 to 17 minutes for bake only. To make these muffins little healthier, i am using brown sugar instead of white sugar. Although in this recipe i am using valencia oranges, but you can also use any type of orange, either Mandarine or Navel orange or whatever easily available for you.

So lets begin to prepare these flavorful muffins today.

Ingredients

1.5 half cup all purpose flour
1 tea spoon baking powder
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
60 gm butter (unsalted)
1 table spoon cooking oil
1/4 cup condensed milk
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 table spoon orange zest
Luke warm milk as needed
1 tea spoon orange essense
2 or 3 drops of orange food color (optional)
Pinch of salt

Instructions

1. Preheat oven at 180℃. Grease moulds or paper cups.

2. Now take a big bowl and add melted butter, oil, sugar, condensed milk, orange essence, orange zest in it and mix them well.

3. Sieve and mix all purpose flour baking powder and salt together and then keep aside.

4. Now add dry and wet ingredients together, if the batter is still thick add little milk and mix well.

5. Now pour this batter into greased moulds or paper cups and sprinkle some orange zest over them.

6. Tap the moulds lightly to even the batter.

7. Place them in to preheated oven and bake at 180℃ for 15 to 17 minutes.

8. After that check the muffin by inserting a tooth pick in it. If tooth pick comes out clean, its done. If its not clean then bake them again about 3 to 4 minutes then remove from the oven and let them cool before demoulding. Serve hot or cold with hot cup of tea or coffee……😊Enjoy!!

Oats & Potato Emojis


Oats & Potato Emojis


Kids are obsessed with Emojis and snacks as well so in this recipe i am trying to prepare emojis snack with little healthy version which includes oats, it provides great flavor along with their attractive looks.

Oats & Potato Emojis Recipe… is perfect starter recipe for anytype of small party like kitty party and especially for kids birthday party. This quick snack recipe is loved by people of all age groups.

These are made from Oats and Potato mixture and because of that, these are very crunchy from out side and soft from inside.

Ingredients
1/3 cup oats
1/4 cup bread crumbs
2 boiled & peeled potato (medium size)
2 table spoon corn starch
Black pepper powder as to taste
Salt as to taste
Oil for deep frying

Instructions

1. To prepare Oats & Potato emojis we need to heat a pan on medium flame, add oats into it and dry roast until it turn light brown in color.

(Oats powder)

2. After roasting, keep aside to cool and then with the help of mixer grinder, grind it to coarse powder and set aside.

3. Now take a big bowl, add potato in it and mash them finely or you can also grate them.

4. Now add oats powder, corn starch, bread crumbs, salt and pepper in it and mix well.

5. Cover and keep this mixture into refrigerator for about 15 to 30 minutes.

6. Now place a parchment paper on the flat surface and keep this mixture over the parchment paper and flatten it with the help of tapping fingers. You can also flat them with the help of rolling pin.

7. Evenly flat the dough and cut circles out of them and give the shapes like emoji then fry them until they becomes golden in color. Remove them and place them on absorbent paper.


Oats & Potato emojis are ready to be serve…serve them along with your favourite sauce or chutney….enjoy😊

Healthy Vegetable Poha


Poha or Rice flakes are very good source of instant energy. It is very light and easy to digest, not only these benefits, even it is a good source of vital minerals, vitamins and iron too.


You can have it in different forms like fried, with milk, with yogurt and plain as well.

Poha is perfect for breakfast but you can have this as a snack too and replace unhealthy snacks with that like, chips and junk food. We all are very well aware about that it is light, healthy and good for diabetic patient as well, but once we add mix vegetables in it, they gives us additional benefits with yummy taste. It is easy to make recipe so lets prepare this healthy meal today.

Ingredients
1 cup poha/ flatten rice/rice flakes.
2 table spoon peanuts (dry roasted)
1 table spoon clarified butter
1/2 tea spoon mustard seeds
1/3 tea spoon cumin seeds
6 to 7 curry leaves
1 lime
1 cup finely chopped mixed vegetables ( i used carrot, cabbage, green peas, capsicum)
2 Green chillies (chopped)
1 Onion (finely chopped)
1/2 tea spoon turmeric
50 gram fresh coriander (finely chopped)
2 table spoon fresh pomegranate seeds for garnishing
Salt to taste

Instructions

1. To prepare healthy vegetable poha firstly we need to wash the poha and drain the water completely, and then keep it aside.

2. Take a pan and heat clarified butter in it. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and once they start to splutter add onion and curry leaves in it.

3. After 2 to 3 minutes add mixed vegetables in it. Saute them until they become soft.

4. Now add green chillies, salt turmeric and then cover the pan with lid and cook it for 2 to 3 minutes on low heat.

5. Now add poha and mix it very well, then add roasted peanuts and lime juice and mix well.

6. Now turn off the flame and garnish it with fresh pomegranate seeds and fresh coriander leaves.


Now the yummy healthy poha is ready to serve.
Serve hot with plain yogurt or anything as per your choice.😊 Enjoy!!

Tahini Paste And Tahini Sauce Recipe


Tahini is a paste which is made from grounded sesame seeds. Tahini is a popular staple in Middle East, here are many ways to use tahini… like sauces for meat and vegetables.

Tahini has lots of positive points, it is high in calcium and protein and lots of nutrients those help fight inflammation and provide cardiovascular support.

Preparing tahini is so quick and that we can do with two ingredients, so lets get start to make this easy peasy tahini paste today.

Ingredients

100 gram sesame seeds
2 table spoon olive oil

Instructions

1. To prepare tahini, first of all we need to toast the sesame seeds.

2. Take a heavy bottomed pan add sesame seeds in it, and toast them gently on low flame.

3. When they turns light brown in color, turn off the heat and set them aside to cool.

4. Now add olive oil and sesame seeds in to the food processor, pulse until it become a thick paste form.

5. Now tahini paste is ready, store it in little glass jar.

Tahini Sauce is a popular dip in middle east. Its made from tahini paste and especially used with burgers, falafel and snacks.

Ingredients
2 table spoon tahini paste
1 table spoon water
1 tea spoon lemon juice
1/4 tea spoon salt
1 tea spoon fresh parsley

Instructions

1. To prepare tahini sauce ,grind all them together until sauce is become creamy in texture.

(You can also add garlic in this sauce mixture)

 

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!!😊

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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