Healthy And Tasty Spinach Tikki


Spinach or Palak is a very healthy vegetable, it has iron, minerals, nutrients and many more healthy nutritions, in one word we can say this green bunch is another meaning of health.

Spinach is an easily available vegetable and cheap too so rather than using it in boring routine taste all time,

today will share something unique and really tasty recipe of palak.

This recipe is very good option for snacks and kids breakfast, lunch box too.

Ingredients

500 gram fresh spinach/palak leaves
250 gram chickpeas
200 gram paneer /cottage cheese or processed cheese
1 small onion (finely chopped)
2 green chillies
1 tea spoon chaat masala
1 tea spoon coriander powder
1/2 tea spoon garam masala
1 cup breadcrumbs
Salt to taste
1 tablespoon canola oil or any cooking oil

Instructions

1. To prepare palak tikki, first you need to wash and soak the chickpeas atleast 8 hours or overnight.

2. Boil the soaked chickpeas until it cooked well. After boiling, drain excess water from it.Then keep aside.

3. Wash and blanch the palak leaves. Then squeeze out excess water from it.

4. Now take grinder jar, add palak, boiled chickpeas and green chillies in it and grind them well.

5. Take a big bowl and add this grinded mixture into the bowl, and then add all spices in this mixture, and mix them well. Keep this mixture into the refrigerator for about 20 minutes.

6. Now cut the cottage cheese or processed cheese into small cubes or you can also grate it for the inside filling of the tikkies.

7. After 20 minutes add breadcrumbs into the mixture and mix well.

8. Heat a not stick pan and grease it with less oil.

9. Apply little bit oil on your both palms and take big lemon sized mixture from it and shape them into ball.

10. Now stuff this ball with grated cheese or cheese cubes and then give it to tikki shape.

11. Now place this tikki on hot greased pan and shallow-fry it until it becomes golden from both sides.

12. Then remove from the pan and keep it on absorbent paper. Likewise prepare all tikkies.

Now Healthy & Tasty Spinach Tikkies are ready to be served
Serve them with your favorite sauce or chatni or hot cup of tea.
Enjoy!😊

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Shallots/Sambhar Onion Gravy


Shallots gravy is a south indian dish. In this recipe shallots are cooked in sesame, peanuts and spices mixture. Basically it is served with biryani but we can also serve it with plain rice, chapati or any kind of indian bread.

Especially in hyderabad, it is prepared in wedding and other special occasion but You can make it when you want to eat somthing spicy with your daily meal. So lets get started to make this spicy shallots gravy.

Ingredients
300 gram shallots/sambhar onions(washed and peeled).
1/2 cup onion puree
1 table spoon ginger paste
2 table spoon coriander seeds.
2 table spoon peanuts.
5 whole red chillies.
1/2 tea spoon cumin seeds.
2 table spoon sesame seeds.
1.5 table spoon tamarind pulp.
1/2 tea spoon mustard seeds
1 tea spoon fennel seeds powder.
8 to 10 curry leaves
1 tea spoon chilli powder
1/2 tea spoon garam masala (mixed spice).
1/2 tea spoon turmeric
1/2 tea spoon fenugreek seeds
1 table spoon oil
Salt to taste

Instructions

1. First of all we need to roast peanuts, sesame seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, whole red chillies together for about 4 to 5 minutes.

2. Now with the help of mixer grinder, grind the roasted mixture to fine powder.

3. Now heat 1 tea spoon oil in a pan and saute the shallots about 2 to 3 minutes.

4. Now remove them from the pan and add remaining oil in the same pan.

5. Add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and curry leaves in it and saute them about 1 to 2 minutes.

6. Now add onion puree and ginger paste in it and saute them until it becomes pink in color.

7. Add turmeric, chilli powder and salt in it then add grounded spice mixture and roast them until oil separates.

8. Now add all spice powders 1 cup of water and shallots in it and cook them until they become tender.

9. Add tamarind pulp and bring this to boil, cover and simmer for 7 to 8 minutes or until oil separates.

Now shallots gravy is ready to serve…enjoy this tangy gravy with rice, paratha or as your choice.

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!!

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

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Kashmiri Paneer Or Veth Chaman Recipe


*Kashmiri Paneer Or Veth Chaman Recipe*

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Kashmiri Veth Chaman is a typical Kashmiri recipe where in paneer is cooked in yogurt, fennel and tomato curry prepared by Kashmiri pandits. Kashmiri pandit cuisine is elaborate and gives out the ethnic identity of the pandits. The food is usually prepared in lots of yogurt, oil, and spices. The recipe uses no onions and garlic. It is very delicious and an easy recipe.

The Kashmiri Veth Chaman can be served with rice, lachha paratha or simple phulkas.

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Ingredients

300 grams Paneer (Homemade Cottage Cheese) , diced in cubes

1 1/2 cup Water

pinch Asafoetida (hing)

2 Cinnamon Stick

5 Green cardamom

2 Bay leaves (tej patta)

1/2 cup Homemade tomato puree

1/2 teaspoon Shahi jeera

1/2 teaspoon Kashmiri red chili powder

1.5 teaspoon Fennel seeds (Saunf) , grounded to make powder

2 tablespoon Yogurt (Curd) , whisked

pinch Saffron

1/2 teaspoon Dry ginger powder

pinch Mixed Spices

4 tablespoons Mustard oil

Salt , to taste

Coriander leaves (Dhania) , for garnishing

Directions for Kashmiri Veth Chaman Recipe (Paneer in Yogurt & Tomato Curry)

 

  1. To begin the preparation of Kashmiri Veth Chaman, heat 2 tablespoons mustard oil in a thick bottomed pan and fry the cubes of cottage cheese until it turns golden brown color. Drain on absorbent paper.

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2. Meanwhile In a bowl, add 1 and a half cup of warm water and then put the fried paneer to the warm water.

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3. Now in a pan add the remaining mustard oil, add asafoetida and let it sizzle for a second.

4. Now add cinnamon sticks, bay leaves and green cardamom, saute them for few seconds.

 

5. Add shahi jeera and saute for another few seconds. Then add tomato puree in it.

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6. Now add kashmiri red chilli powder, ginger powder and mix well.

7. Now add freshly grounded fennel powder and mix it properly. At this time add half cup of soaked paneer liquid and mix well (you may add more or less water as your choice).

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8. When the mixture starts to boil, add whisked yogurt, crushed saffron and mix them well.

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9. Simmer for a further 5 minutes then add salt and mix well. Now add soaked paneer cubes carefully because they are very soft now. Cover and let it simmer for 1 or 2 minutes.

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10. Now sprinkle mixed spice or garam masala and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

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Served the Kashmiri Veth Chaman with rice or lachha paratha or simple phulkas as your choice😊….Enjoy!!

Pomegranate Raita


*Pomegranate Raita*


#Navratri #Special

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Pomegranate and yogurt contain various vitamins and other nutritions, and today i am gonna make Pomegranate raita which can help you feel full longer during fasting period. Even this is very healthy dish for all age groups, because yogurt is a good source of calcium, protein and probiotics. So lets begin to prepare whisked spicy yogurt with healthy combo of Pomegranate.

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Ingredients

1.5 cup fatfree yogurt

1/2 cup of pomegranate

1/4 tsp black pepper powder

1/3 tsp of roasted cumin powder

Rock salt to taste

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 Instructions

1. Take a big bowl and add yogurt in it.

2. Now whisk the yogurt with a hand blender.

3. Now add Pomegranate, black pepper powder, and salt in it.

4. Mix it very well and transfer it into the serving bowl.

5. Now sprinkle some Pomegranate seeds, roasted cumin powder and black pepper powder then serve chilled…..enjoy!!