Breakfast · Indian

Aamras Puri | Recipe No. 113

In India everyone is crazy about mangoes. First thing which comes to our mind during mango season is Aamras.

Basically Aamras is a mango juice which is prepared by grinding mango pulp with sugar and milk. Other ingredients are also added like saffron, cardamom, dried ginger to give some flavor to Aamras. It is very popular in some parts of India like Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan. There are different types of mangoes available in India. Alphonso and Kesar mangoes are highly recommended for making Aamras.

Aamras is served basically with plain rice. But in Gujarat Aamras Puri is very popular dish which is prepared in every Gujarati household. In this recipe chilled Aamras is served with piping hot Puris.

Other Mango Recipes on my Blog – 

  1. Mango and Melon Smoothie | Recipe No. 102
  2. MANGO YOGURT – Recipe No. 8

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Ingredients –

Aamras (Mango Juice)

  1. Mango – 1 Kg
  2. Milk – 1 Cup
  3. Sugar – ¾ Cup (Quantity of sugar depends on the sweetness of mango)
  4. Water – ½ Cup

Puri

  1. Wheat Flour – 2 Cups
  2. Salt – Pinch
  3. Water – ¾ Cup or as required to knead tight dough
  4. Oil – 1 Tsp. + For Deep Frying Puris

Instructions

Puri

  • Take a mixing bowl and add in wheat flour, salt and water and knead tight dough.
  • Apply oil on dough and cover it and keep it aside for 15 minutes.

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  • After 15 minutes, knead dough once again and divide it into small flattened balls.
  • Take a ball at a time and roll it with the help of rolling pin.
  • Roll all balls like this and then deep fry them.
  • Puris are ready.

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Aamras (Mango Juice)

  • Peel skin of mangoes and cut them into small pieces.
  • Add mango pieces in the grinder jar along with milk, sugar and water and grind them. (Consistency of Aamras should not be too runny as mango juice tastes the best when it is of thick consistency)

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  • Mango Juice is ready. Serve it with Hot Puris

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Indian · Street Food · Tiffin Recipe

Veg Tawa Pulao | Veg Pulao | Recipe No. 112

Veg Tawa Pulao is a quick, easy and delicious rice recipe which is a popular Mumbai street food. As the name suggests this pulao is prepared on tawa. Street vendors have huge tawa on which they prepare it but at home it can be prepared in frying pans or woks. In this recipe, rice is cooked first and then seasoned with spices and vegetables. You can have this pulao with any kind of raita, onion salad and even roasted papad goes very well with it. Its best part is that it can be a quick filling meal recipe and you can even make this pulao for lunch box.

Other Popular Street Food Recipes – 

  1. Masala Pav || Mumbai Street Food || Masala Pav Sandwich – Recipe No. 51
  2. Pav Bhaji | Popular Street Food of India | How to make Pav Bhaji at Home in a Easy Way – Recipe No. 57
  3. Aloo Matar Sandwich | Masala Sandwich | Bombay Masala Sandwich | Recipe No. 80

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Serving – 5

Ingredients –

  1. Chopped Tomatoes – ½ Cup
  2. Chopped Onion – ½ Cup
  3. Chopped Capsicum – ½ Cup
  4. Chopped Boiled Potato – 1 Cup
  5. Green Peas – ½ Cup
  6. Boiled Rice – 3 Cups
  7. Butter – 4 Tbsp.
  8. Cumin Seeds – ½ Tbsp.
  9. Red Chilli and Garlic Paste – 2 Tbsp.
  10. Red Chilli Powder – 1 Tbsp.
  11. Coriander Powder – ½ Tbsp.
  12. Turmeric Powder – ½ Tsp.
  13. Pav Bhaji Masala – 1 ½ Tbsp.
  14. Salt to Taste
  15. Coriander Leaves for Garnishing
  16. Onion Slices for Garnishing

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Instructions –

  • Heat butter in a pan and add in cumin seeds. (If you have big tawa then you can make this pulao on it also)
  • When cumin seeds crackle, add in garlic and red chilli paste and sauté it for few minutes. (Just grind 5-6 garlic cloves and 4-5 soaked whole red chilli with little water to make paste)
  • Now add chopped onions, chopped capsicum and chopped tomatoes and cook all vegetables for 5 minutes.

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  • Add in red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, pav bhaji masala and salt.
  • Add ½ cup of water and cook all vegetables and spices and mash them with the help of potato masher.

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  • Now add green peas and boiled rice and mix well.
  • Add in boiled chopped potatoes and again mix well.

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  • Garnish Veg Pulao with butter, coriander leaves and onion slices and serve it hot.

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Indian

Palak Paneer | Recipe No. 108

Palak Paneer is basically an Indian Curry in which paneer (cottage cheese) cubes are cooked with spinach curry. Palak Paneer is one of the most popular North Indian Dishes which can be easily found in every Indian Restaurant especially dhabas.

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This recipe of Palak Paneer is my mom’s recipe. I have prepared this recipe by blanching spinach as it will give nice green color to the recipe. It can be prepared without blanching spinach also. But I will recommend blanching for this particular recipe.

This recipe of Palak Paneer goes perfect with hot chapattis, naan, tandoori rotis and even rice also.

Other Indian Curry Recipes on my blog

  1. Malai Kofta | Restaurant Style Malai Kofta in Red Gravy | Recipe No. 75
  2. LAUKI (BOTTLE GOURD) KOFTA CURRY – Recipe No. 32
  3. BUTTER PANEER MASALA/RESTAURANT STYLE – Recipe No. 29
  4. HYDERABADI ALOO – Recipe No. 23
  5. CHOLLE MASALA – Recipe No. 14

Serving – Will serve 4 people

Ingredients –

  1. Palak (Spinach) – 250 Gms.
  2. Paneer (Cottage Cheese) – 150 Gms.
  3. Medium Sized Tomatoes – 3 Nos.
  4. Medium Sized Onions – 3 Nos.
  5. Garlic Cloves – 3-4 Nos.
  6. Green Chilli – 2 Nos.
  7. Asafoetida – Pinch
  8. Fennel Seeds – ½ Tsp.
  9. Cumin Seeds – ½ Tsp.
  10. Red Chilli Powder – 1 ½ Tbsp.
  11. Coriander Powder – 1 Tbsp.
  12. Turmeric Powder – ½ Tsp.
  13. Salt to Taste
  14. Garam Masala – ½ Tbsp.
  15. Oil – 4 Tbsp.

Instructions –

  • Boil water in a pan and add spinach leaves in it and blanch it.
  • Allow blanched spinach leaves to cool down completely and blend it to a fine puree.

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  • Grind tomatoes, onions, garlic and green chillies to a fine paste.

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  • Cut paneer into small cubes and deep fry them until its color changes to golden brown.

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  • Heat oil in a wok and add in asafoetida, fennel seeds and cumin seeds.
  • When seeds crackle add in grounded paste prepared in step 3 and allow it to cook.
  • When oil leaves the sides of the wok, add in red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt and garam masala.
  • Add ½ cup of water and allow all spices to cook.
  • Add in spinach puree and mix it with spices properly and allow it to cook.
  • When one boil comes add in deep fried paneer cubes and give a quick mix and switch off the flame.

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  • Palak Paneer is ready to be served with hot chapattis.

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Indian · Tiffin Recipe

Masala Bhindi | Restaurant Style Bhindi ki Subzi | Recipe no. 96

This is very delicious bhindi masala recipe which I have tried for the first time and it came out to be very tasty. Bored of eating the same type of bhindi Sabzi everyday so decided to do some invention and made this recipe. It is very easy to make recipe which requires very few ingredients.

Bhindi is a favorite vegetable of everyone especially kids so try to make different types of it and let your kids enjoy their favorite veggie with different taste. Just take care if you are making it for kids then adjust the quantity of spices and green chillies accordingly. You can serve masala bhindi with chapatti or rice. You can have this during lunch or dinner and even it is perfect tiffin recipe.

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Serving – Will serve to 4 people

Ingredients –

  1. Bhindi (Lady Finger) – 250 Gms.
  2. Onion – 4 Medium Size
  3. Green Chilli – 2 Nos.
  4. Oil – 5 Tbsp.
  5. Asafoetida – Pinch
  6. Mustard Seeds – ½ Tsp.
  7. Cumin Seeds – ½ Tsp.
  8. Fennel Seeds – ½ Tsp.
  9. Red Chilli Powder – 4 Tsp.
  10. Salt to Taste
  11. Turmeric Powder – ½ Tsp.
  12. Coriander Powder – 2 Tsp.

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Instructions –

  1. Wash bhindi with water and dry them on a large plate with kitchen towel.
  2. Remove head and tail of each bhindi.
  3. Slit each bhindi vertically without cutting it into two halves.
  4. Chop each bhindi into 2 inch pieces.
  5. Add roughly chopped onions in a grinder jar and add in roughly chopped green chillies and make a fine paste.
  6. Heat 3 tbsp. of oil in a pan
  7. Add in chopped bhindi and salt and cover it with a lid.
  8. Sauté it until the rawness of bhindi goes and it turns soft. Transfer cooked bhindi to a plate.
  9. Add 2 tbsp of oil in remaining oil and add in asafoetida, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and fennel seeds.
  10. On crackling of seeds add prepared onion and green chilli paste and sauté it for 5 minutes.
  11. Add in red chilli powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder (Salt is already there in bhindi if needed can be added at the end).
  12. Mix all spices and cook masala for 5 minutes.
  13. Add in cooked bhindi and mix it with masala and finally cook it for few more minutes.
  14. Switch off the flame and serve.

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Indian · No Onion No Garlic · Snacks · Street Food

Kanji Vada | Holi Special | Recipe No. 87

Kanji Vada is a popular recipe from Rajasthan (India). Kanji Vada consist of Vada made from moong dal (split green gram) which is immersed in tangy mustard water (known as Kanji). Kanji is very helpful in digestion. It is often prepared on Festival of Colors i.e. Holi.

Kanji is prepared in advance so that its flavor gets incorporated in water. Just before serving dip prepared vadas into it or you can serve kanji with boondi also sprinkled on top.

Other Holi Special Snacks and Sweets

  1. Besan ke Ladoo
  2. Instant Coconut Ladoo
  3. Chocolate Barfi
  4. Kalakand
  5. Maide ke Masala Kaju
  6. Maide ke Biscuits

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Ingredients –

For Vada –

  1. Green Gram, Split (Moong Dal) – 1 Cup
  2. Salt to Taste
  3. Turmeric Powder – ½ Tsp.
  4. Green Chilli – 1
  5. Cumin Powder – 1 Tsp.
  6. Asafoetida – Pinch
  7. Oil for Deep Frying

For Kanji –

  1. Black Mustard Powder – 4 Tbsp.
  2. Asafoetida – ½ Tsp.
  3. Red Chilli Powder – 1 Tbsp.
  4. Salt to Taste
  5. Water – 8-10 Cups

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Instructions –

For Kanji –

  1. Mix mustard powder, asafoetida, red chilli powder and salt in a small bowl.
  2. Take water in an air tight container and add all spices in it and mix.
  3. Now keep the container at warm place for 3 days.

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For Vade –

  1. Soak split green gram for 3 hours.
  2. Grind soaked gram with one green chilli. Just add 2 tbsp. of water.
  3. Transfer grounded mixture to a bowl and add in salt, turmeric powder, cumin powder and asafoetida and mix them.
  4. Heat oil in a pan for frying.
  5. Drop small balls of the mixture into oil and deep fry them in small batches.
  6. Fry them till they are crisp from all sides. Vade is ready
  7. Now drop these vade in hot water so that they get soft.

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Final Presentation

  1. After 3 days open kanji container and empty it in a bowl and give it a quick stir.
  2. Pour kanji in individual glasses and drop in it soaked vade.
  3. Kanji Vade is ready to be served.

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Breakfast · Indian · Kids Recipe · Parantha · Tiffin Recipe

Onion Parantha | Pyaaz ka Parantha | Recipe No. 82

There are many varieties of parantha which you will get in India like aloo parantha, lauki parantha, paneer parantha, onion parantha etc. Paranthas are very easy and quick recipe which you can make for breakfast or lunch or dinner. You can have these parantha with plain curd or any type of raita or green chutney or tomato ketchup.

Today’s recipe i.e. onion parantha is a whole wheat flat bread stuffed with onion mixture. It is a very basic recipe which you can prepare easily with the ingredients easily available at home.

Other Parantha Recipes 

  1. Stuffed Raw Banana Parantha
  2. Paneer Parantha
  3. Makki ki Roti

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Serving – 10 Paranthas

Ingredients –

  1. Wheat Flour – 2 Cups
  2. Ghee (Clarified Butter) – 1 ½ Tbsp. + For Cooking Parantha
  3. Salt – 1 ½ Tsp.
  4. Water for Kneading Soft Dough
  5. Finely Chopped Onions – 3 Cups
  6. Finely Chopped Green Chilli – 1 Tbsp.
  7. Gram Flour (Besan) – ½ Cup
  8. Red Chilli Powder – 2 ½ Tbsp.
  9. Salt to Taste
  10. Turmeric Powder – ¼ Tsp.
  11. Garam Masala – 1 Tsp.

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Instruction – 

  1. Take wheat flour in a bowl and add in salt and ghee.
  2. Knead soft dough with the help of water and cover it and keep aside.
  3. Take finely chopped onions in a mixing bowl.
  4. Add in finely chopped green chillies, red chilli powder, salt, turmeric powder and garam masala.
  5. Mix all ingredients properly.
  6. Add in gram flour and mix properly as such onions are nicely coated with gram flour.
  7. Divide dough into small balls.
  8. Take one ball at a time and dust flour on the dough ball.
  9. Roll the dough with the help of a rolling pin to a circle of 3-4 diameters.
  10. Place 2 tbsp. of onion stuffing in center of circle and cover it with the dough and press it gently and roll it again to give shape of parantha.                            
  11. Heat flat pan and put Parantha on it and cook from one side and flip it and cook another side with the help of ghee till it changes color to golden brown.
  12. Onion Parantha is ready. Serve it with curd or green chutney or tomato ketchup.

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Notes –

  1. Cut onions finely else it will be difficult to roll the paranthas.
  2. After preparing onion mixture make paranthas immediately otherwise onions will leave their moisture and it will be difficult to roll parantha.

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Malai Kofta | Restaurant Style Malai Kofta in Red Gravy | Recipe No. 75

Malai Kofta is a Traditional Punjabi recipe which is prepared in most of the North Indian houses. It is one of the most popular Indian Curry which you will find in any North Indian Restaurant.

Malai Kofta consists of crispy koftas made from potato and paneer served with creamy, rich and mild gravy. Malai means cream and koftas are fried dumpling balls made up from potato, paneer, other veggies like bottle gourd, cabbage or raw banana.

Malai Kofta is prepared in two ways i.e. white gravy and red gravy. White gravy is little sweet in taste and red gravy is spicy in taste. The recipe of Malai Kofta which I am sharing is Restaurant Style Malai Kofta in Red Gravy. This recipe takes some time but the end results are great. You can serve Malai Kofta with rice, tandoori chapattis or tandoori naan.

Malai Kofta is one of my favorite Indian Curry. I and my sister always search for this curry whenever we go to any restaurant. It is one of the curries which we always order and our dinner is incomplete without this curry.

Other Indian Curry Recipes on my Blog

  1. Dahi Papad Ki Subzi
  2. Besan Gatte Ki Subzi
  3. Cholle Masala
  4. Hyderabadi Aloo
  5. Butter Paneer Masala
  6. Lauki Kofta Curry

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Serving – Will make 10 koftas with a curry for 5-6 people

Ingredients – 

For Kofta

  1. Boiled and Mashed Potatoes – 3 Cups
  2. Cornflour – 5 Tbsp.
  3. Grated Paneer (Cottage Cheese) – 1 Cup
  4. Black Pepper Powder – 2 Tsp.
  5. Green Chilli – 2 Nos.
  6. Salt – 1 Tsp. + 2 Tsp.

For Curry

  1. Tomato – 3 Nos.
  2. Green Chilli – 2 Nos.
  3. Medium Sized Onions – 6 Nos.
  4. Garlic Cloves – 6 Nos.
  5. Soaked Cashew Nuts – 10 Nos.
  6. Cream – 3 Tbsp.
  7. Oil – 5 Tbsp.
  8. Red Chilli Powder – 1 ½ Tbsp.
  9. Coriander Powder – 1 Tbsp.
  10. Turmeric Powder – ½ Tsp.
  11. Salt to Taste
  12. Cumin Seeds – 1 Tsp.
  13. Fennel Seeds – 1 Tsp.
  14. Asafoetida – Pinch
  15. Garam Masala – ¾ Tbsp.
  16. Kasuri Methi – 1 Tbsp.
  17. Cloves (Laung)– 4
  18. Cinnamon (Dalchini)– 1 small piece
  19. Bay Leaf (Tejpatta) – 1
  20. Water – ¼ Cup + 1 Cup

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Instructions – 

Making Koftas –  

  1. Take boiled and mashed potatoes in a mixing bowl and add in cornflour and 1 tsp. salt and mix.
  2. Take grated paneer in another mixing bowl and add in chopped green chillies, 2 tsp. salt and black pepper powder and mix.
  3. Take small batch of potato mixture in your hands and roll it.
  4. Now flatten it with the help of palm and stuff in 1 Tbsp. of paneer mixture and cover it with potato mixture and roll it again and give it oval shape.
  5. Now deep fry it and prepare all koftas like this only.

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Making Curry –

  1. Grind tomatoes, onion, green chillies, garlic cloves and soaked cashew nuts to form a smooth paste.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add in asafoetida, cumin seeds and fennel seeds.
  3. Add in cloves, bay leaf and cinnamon stick.
  4. When seeds crackle, add in grounded paste and mix and allow it to cook.
  5. When oil tends to leave sides of pan add in red chilli powder, salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder and garam masala.
  6. Add in ¼ cup of water and allow all spices to cook.
  7. Add in cream and stir it continuously for 2-3 mins.
  8. Add in kasuri methi and 1 cup of water and allow curry to boil.

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Assembling –

  1. Take 2 prepared koftas in a serving plate and add curry on it.
  2. Garnish it with some cream and serve it with hot chapattis or naan

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मलाई कोफ्ता बनाने की विधि
1. एक बर्तन में उबले और मसले हुए आलू ले और उसमे कोर्न्फ्लौर और १ टीस्पून नमक डालें और मिलाएं।
2. दूसरे बर्तन में कसा हुआ पनीर ले और उसमे बारीक़ कटी हुई हरी मिर्ची, २ टीस्पून नमक और काली मिर्ची पाउडर डालें और अच्छे से मिलाएं।
3. थोड़ा आलू मिक्सचर अपने हाथ में ले और उसे रोल कर लें।
4. हथेली की सहायता से उसे चपटा करें और उसमे १ टेबलस्पून पनीर का मिक्सचर रखे और उसे सब तरफ से आलू से अच्छे से ढक् लें।
5. ऐसे ही सारे कोफ्ते बना लें और उन सबको तल लें।
6. टमाटर, प्याज, हरी मिर्ची, लहसुन और गले हूए काजू पीस लें।
7. एक कड़ाई में तेल गरम करें और उसमे हींग, जीरा, सौंफ, लौंग, तेजपता और दालचीनी डालें।
8. अब इसमें पिसा हुआ मिश्रण डालें और अच्छे से पकाएं।
9. जब तेल कड़ाई की किनारे छोड़ने लगे तब उसमे लाल मिर्ची पाउडर, नमक, हल्दी, धनिया पाउडर और गरम मसाला डालें और मिलाएं।
10. अब उसमे १/४ कप पानी डालें और सारे मसालों को पकाएं।
11. फिर इसमें क्रीम डालें और लगातार २-३ मिनट तक पकाएं।
12. अब उसमे कसूरी मेथी डालें और साथ में १ कप पानी भी डालें और ग्रेवी को अच्छे से उबालें।
13. परोसने वाली प्लेट में दो कोफ्ते लें और उसपर ग्रेवी डालें।
14. क्रीम से सजाकर परोसे गरम रोटी और नान के साथ।

Notes –

  1. If potato mixture is sticky you can add more cornflour.
  2. For stuffing you can add dry fruits like raisins and cashew nuts also.
  3. Spices can be adjusted according to your taste.

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