Thursday, January 23, 2014

PAV BHAJI

As everybody knows about pav bhaji,nothing more to explain.A well known,popular street food everywhere in India.Your choice of mixed and mashed vegetable gravy,is truly a spicy dish.Soft buns are slightly tossed in butter..it's definitely a great filling snack.I used regular soft burger buns as a best alternate to the pavs.



Ingredients:

3 Potatoes(boiled & mashed)
2 Diced Tomatoes
Finely Chopped Carrots,Capsicum
Minced Ginger Garlic 1/2 Tsp Each
Frozen green peas
3 Tbsps of Butter
MTR Pav Bhaji Masala 2 Tsps
1/2 a Tsp Red Chilli Powder
Salt as per taste
Pav/Burger Buns as required
Chopped cilantro,onions for garnishing.

Method:

Boil or pressure cook the vegetables till soft,mash them and keep aside


In a skillet with a tsp of butter,add onions,tomatoes,g&g paste.Saute them
till trasculent.Add the mashed vegetables to this with green peas.
Mix them well with pav bhaji masala,red Chilli powder,salt.
Garnish with cilantro/onions before serving.Gravy or Bhaji is ready.
Finally,heat a griddle with little butter and roast the buns on both the sides.


These are speciality chats which are good to serve throughout the year.




BROCCOLI FRITTERS

My Todays pick on a snowy day..is something unusual deep fried snack..broccoli fritters.my version is onions to the bunch of chopped broccoli( frozen)with the thick batter of gram flour.Tried for the first time,normally I know only couple of recipes from broccoli,but this is different kind of snack.Often served with hot tomato ketchup/slightly dipped in yogurt....super inviting taste.!





Tip: Sift the gram flow before mixing with the help of strainer for smooth texture of
        the batter.

Ingredients:

Chopped Broccoli Florets 1 Cup( I used frozed pack)
Gram Flour 1 1/2 Cups
Onions 1( cut lengthwise)
Garam masala/ red Chilli powder/turmeric powder 1/2 Tsp Each
Crushed Garlic pod 1
Salt for taste
Water as required
Oil for deep fry

Method:

Mix all the above items except oil by adding very little water to make a thick batter.


I added a Tbsp of warm oil to the mixed batter for an additional crunchy bite.
Heat oil on medium,drop them in oil to round in shape and deep fry to golden brown.Drain on paper towels before serving.




So simple recipe,with unforgettable taste...try it!