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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

DAHI PURI / DAHI POORI

DAHI PURI,DAHI POORI,DAHI PURI CHAT RECIPE,HOW TO MAKE DAHI PURI, HOW TO MAKE DAHI PURI CHAT

Dahi puri, a popular chat, is a healthy, cool and easy to prepare snack especially during summer. 

INGREDIENTS:

Mini puris - 20
Thick curd - 1 1/2 cups 
Potato - 1 Big (boiled and mashed)
Green chutney - 4 tablespoons
Sweet chutney - 2 tablespoons
Chat masala  - 1 tsp.
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp.
Salt  - to taste
Sev - 4 tablespoons
Coriander leaves (finely chopped) - 2 tablespoons

DAHI PURI,DAHI POORI,DAHI PURI CHAT RECIPE,HOW TO MAKE DAHI PURI, HOW TO MAKE DAHI PURI CHAT

METHOD:

Fry pooris.  Beat curd until smooth. A pinch of sugar/salt can be added to the curd if desired. 

Boil potatoes, peel, add little salt and mash roughly. 

Take a poori, crack a hole in the centre and stuff with the potato filling. Add green chutney, sweet chutney on top of it. Pour beaten curd  on it. Top it with sev and finely chopped coriander leaves. Sprinkle chat masala and red chilli powder. Serve immediately. 

Add more or less of any ingredients according to your tastebuds.

Friday, May 15, 2015

PALAK SOUP (NO ONION NO GARLIC)

PALAK SOUP,HOW TO MAKE PALAK SOUP

INGREDIENTS:

Palak - 1 bunch
Butter - 2 tablespoons
Roasted jeera powder - 1/4 tsp.
Bay leaf - 2
Grated ginger - 1 tsp.
Cornflour - 2 tsp.
White pepper  powder - 3/4 tsp.
Croutons - few
Salt  -  as per taste

METHOD:

Clean the palak, discard the stalk and take out the leaves. Blanch palak leaves (reserve the blanched water) and run under cold water and puree.  Peel and grate ginger.

Dissolve corn flour in a ladle of water. 

In a pan, melt butter, add bay leaf, and grated ginger. Add pureed palak, jeera powder and corn starch. Add blanched water and salt. Allow it to boil. If needed, add water to get the desired consistency.  Switch off the stove, take out the bay leaves. Add white pepper powder, mix well. Top with little butter. Serve hot with croutons.