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How to make Tangy, Spicy Matki Misal Pav

Tangy, Spicy Misal  Pav

It is a Maharashtrian spicy, mouthwatering breakfast dish as well as a street food of Mumbai. Its a one pot meal and is easy to make. This misal curry can be made with moth bean, moong, green peas or white peas and it served with Ladi Pav Buns.


Recipe with step by step pictures as follows :

Ingredients :

For Misal:

  • 1 cup Moth Bean (Sprouted)
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • Pinch of Asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Medium sized Onion
  • 1 small Tomato
  • 1/2 tsp Green Chilli Paste
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1/2 cup Grated Coconut (Dry/ Fresh)
  • 1 tsp Tamarind Pulp
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves for garnish.

For Serving:

  • 10 to 12 Pav / Bread slices 
  • 1 cup Finely copped onion
  • 1 cup Farsaan
  • Lemon wedges
  • 1/2 cup chopped coriander leaves

Method of sprouting moth bean:

  1. Soak moth bean in sufficient water for 7 to 8 hours.2015-11-28 20.43.062015-11-28 20.46.51
  2. Remove them in a cotton cloth and keep for again 7 to 8 hours.2015-11-28 20.45.182015-11-28 20.44.24

 

Method of making Moth bean Curry:

  1. In a small pan dry roast coconut on slow flame. After cooling down grind in a smooth  paste and keep aside. untitled.png
  2. I made this curry in a Pressure cooker.
  3. Heat oil, and add asafoetida and cumin seeds. After cumin seeds changed colour add chopped onion and saute till it become golden brown.
  4. Add ginger garlic paste, green chilli paste and saute it.
  5. Add finely chopped tomato, red chilli Powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and salt to taste and mix well.2015-11-27 14.34.18
  6. Roast till it seperates from the oil at the sides of the pot. Add the sprouted moth beans and mix well.2015-11-27 14.32.44
  7. Add 1 cup water and close the lid of cooker. Take 2 whistle and switch off the gas.
  8. After opening the lid of the cooker add tamarind pulp, garam masala powder, coconut paste and simmer on slow flame.13319838_10209565113075526_2588997800957234314_n
  9. Add enough water to make a thin curry. Adjust spices asper your taste.
  10. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Method of Serving Misal Pav:

  1. Take Misal Curry in a deep bowl.
  2. Add chopped onions and coriander leaves.
  3. Squeeze a few drops of lemon juice.
  4. Add farsaan on top.
  5. Serve with copped onions, lemon wedge and Ladi pav.

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How to make Chilli Tofu/ Paneer….

Chili Tofu/ Paneer..☺

It is a Tangy, spicy and yummy indo-chinese dish. Deep fried tofu/Paneer and then stir fried in sos.

I made this dish for my hubby as he loves Tofu..

Recipe of Chilli Tofu/ Paneer as follows…

Ingredients :

For deep frying the Tofu/ Paneer :

  • 100 gram Tofu/ Paneer
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp All purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp Corn flour
  • Oil for deep frying Tofu/ Paneer

For Gravy:

  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 3/4 Finely chopped Garlic
  • 2/3 Green chillies, slit
  • 6/7 chopped Spring Onion Bulb
  • 1 medium Onion Chopped in square pieces
  • 1 medium Green Capsicum Chopped in square pieces
  • 1 medium Red Capsicum Chopped in square pieces
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbs Chilli Sos
  • 1 tbs Dark Soya Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp vinegar
  • Green spring onion for garnishing
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp Black pepper powder
  • Salt to taste

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Method:

  1. In a big cloth cover tofu and put some heavy weight on it. All excess water will drain off  in the cloth. Cut in square pieces with a knife .
  2. In bowl take 1/2 tsp black pepper powder, salt, all purpose flour and cornflour. Mix well.
  3. Add Tofu/ Paneer cubes and toss them in the bowl and coat them with flour.
  4. In a deep fry pan heat oil on medium flame. Fry tofu pieces on slow flame and keep aside .
  5.  Be ready with all ingredients before you start to make the gravy.
  6. In a wok add oil on the high flame, add garlic and chillies. Stir for 1 minute.12287596_10207998320826699_1087058526_o
  7. Add Spring Onion Bulb, Chopped Onion, Green Capsicum and Red Capsicum. 12287272_10207998318986653_312646748_o12290414_10207998322026729_952272443_o
  8. Add sugar, chilli sos, dark soya sauce, vinegar, red chilli powder, black pepper powder, salt, water and simmer.12294966_10207998320106681_393246897_o12311649_10207998320466690_1929899248_o
  9. Add some water in left over flour and make a fine paste. Add it into gravy.It will  thicken your gravy.12311840_10207998320946702_1837280564_o12295732_10207998319266660_2096135558_o
  10. Now add fried tofu pieces.12311550_10207998319746672_614471290_o
  11. Add salt to taste and Mix well.
  12. Garnish with spring onion pieces.12311341_10207998320026679_1921435177_o
  13. Hot and Spicy Chilli Tofu/ Paneer is ready to serve.12821959_10208774236784113_364019405_n

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How to make Eggless Perfect Valentines day Red Velvet Cake …

Red Velvet Cake is a cake which is traditionally prepared in layers. This Cake is easy to make and is a very good in taste.

A perfect Valentines day desert for your love.

I want to share my recipe with you ….

Ingredients :

  • 1 and 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup curd
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp red food colouring
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil or melted butter
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp white vinegar / lemon juice
  • A pinch of salt

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven at  180 degree C.
  2. You can use hand blender to blend all the ingredients quick and easily.
  3. Take the curd in a big bowl,  and add sugar, oil, milk, vinegar and vanilla essence. Make a smooth paste. 12271114_10207955620159209_1367609686_o12271196_10207955620079207_922176243_o
  4. Add food colouring and mix well.
  5. I used this colour.
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  8. Sieve all the dry ingredients. All purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and baking soda.12281545_10207987909766429_295242509_o.jpg
  9. Now in a bigger bowl add dry ingredients into wet ingredients in a small batch. Mix with cut and fold method. Mix well.
  10. Grease a 8” Baking tray with oil. Place butter paper/ parchment paper on the bottom of the tray or dust with flour.
  11. Pour the batter and tap gently to remove air bubbles.12687958_10208489594708239_2444893306513178524_n
  12. Place the tray inside an oven. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.12670173_10208489594428232_5086601754687761505_n12654581_10208489603988471_7740731493394009293_n.jpg
  13. To check if it is cooked, insert a tooth pick and it should come out clean.
  14. Decorated with dusting of icing sugar and canned cherries.12688312_10208489593948220_4387947013536083228_n12642563_10208489593348205_2727986808316349733_n
  15. Let it cool and Enjoy with your love …yum yum.

Moist and delicious cake is ready to eat !!!!

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How to make Kothimbir Vadi (Coriander Fritters )

Kothimbir Vadi (Coriander fritters)

No Onion No Garlic

Traditional Maharashtrian snack. It is easy to make and superb in taste.Crispy side dish during meal.

Its a spicy blend of Fresh coriander leaves and gram flour. I am sharing an easy method to make it…

Recipe as follows .….

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • 1 cup gram flour (besan)
  • 1 tsp ginger chilli paste
  • Pinch of asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tsp oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying

Method:

  1. In a big bowl put all the ingredients.
  2. Coriander leaves, besan, ginger chilli paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cumin seeds, sesame seeds, oil, asafoetida, garam masala powder and salt.
  3. Make a thick batter by adding sufficient water at a time and mix well. 12271140_10207979447434876_578320768_o
  4. Adjust spices and salt as per your taste.
  5. Heat 2 cups of water in a steamer or big broad pan. Grease plate with oil. Pour batter into the greased plate and steam for around 15 to 20 minutes.12287203_10207979447474877_144287377_o
  6. To Check, insert a tooth pick and it should come out clean.
  7. After cooling down cut Kothimbir vadi into diamond or square pieces using a knife.
  8. You can store in airtight container in the freezer.12894591_10208889478865093_1757046927_o12674336_10208889478945095_1936544463_n
  9. In a deep frying pan heat oil on medium flame.
  10. Fry Kothimbir vadi pieces on slow or medium flame till it turns golden brown in colour.12290611_10207979448074892_180070052_o
  11. Serve hot.
  12. Its crispy and delicious. Enjoy!!!!!12072790_10208878307225809_5201912378206940125_n12421308_10208889478545085_1648740778_n10398099_10208878307065805_6652875017321174561_n12895422_10208889478425082_422498384_n

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How to make Perfect no fail Eggless Vanilla Sponge Cake…

  1. Preheat your oven at 170 to 180 degree C.
  2. You can use hand blender to blend all the ingredients quick and easily.
  3. Take the curd in a big bowl,  add sugar, vinegar, oil, milk and vanilla essence. Make a smooth paste.
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  5. Sieve all the dry ingredients.
  6. All purpose flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda.12231580_10207955620399215_327691538_n
  7. Now in a bigger bowl add dry ingredients into wet ingredients in a small batch. Mix with cut and fold method.12270332_10207955620719223_1543835102_n
  8. Mix well. Add milk if batter is too thick.
  9. Grease a 8” Baking tray with oil. Place butter paper/ parchment paper on the bottom of the tray or dust with flour.
  10. Pour the batter and tap gently to remove air bubbles.12782541_10208676093450591_202718980_n
  11. Place the tray inside an oven. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
  12. To check if it is cooked, insert a tooth pick and it should come out clean.12769650_10208676093930603_23541424_n
  13. Let it cool and Enjoy cake with tea…yum yum.12769469_10208676093330588_983350458_n12788236_10208676094530618_404050384_n12782074_10208676093370589_1163950871_n12769615_10208676094130608_1657261782_n

Enjoy!!!!

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How to make spicy, Crispy Chakli from Bhajani flour (Bhajanichi Chakali)

Chakli is a favoured snack and is simple to make.. It’s popular savory snack usually made during Diwali. You need to make bhajani flour before making chakli. I used readymade bhajani flour which is available in markets.

Ingredients :

  • 1 Cup Bhajani flour
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/4th tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Carom seeds
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1 Cup Water
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for Frying

Method:

  1. In the heavy bottom pan add water, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt, sesame seeds, cumin Seeds, carom seeds, salt and oil. 12231419_10207922156842647_1736273933_n
  2. Mix well and bring the mixture to a boil and then switch off the flame. 12248674_10207922155642617_1508907396_n
  3. Now add bhajani flour to the mixture and mix well.
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  5. Let it cool down for 30 minutes.
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  7. Now knead the dough well with your hands. Don’t add too much water while kneading the dough. 12248697_10207922155522614_1826515527_n
  8. Now take chakli mold and apply some water inside the mold. Stuff the dough into the maker.12270517_10207979448594905_285093793_n
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  10. Make chakali on foil in circular direction and close both the ends.
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  12. Deep fry the chakli in oil on medium or low flame on both the sides.
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Crispy and spicy Chakli is ready to enjoy!!!

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How to make Crispy Delicious Poha Chivda

Crispy Delicious Poha Chivda

Poha Chivda is spicy and crunchy snack can made any time. It is easy to make and has a very good shelf life.

Our Diwali is incomplete without this. I will share the recipe with you.

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  • 1/2kg Thin Poha
  • 1/4 Cup Ghee or Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Fennel seeds (Badishep)
  • Pinch of Asafetida
  • 7 to 8 Chopped Green Chilies
  • 10/12 Curry leaves
  • 1/2 Cup Peanuts
  • 1/2 Cup Daliya
  • 1/2 Cup Broken Cashew nuts
  • 1/2 Cup Sliced Coconut
  • 1 tsp Powdered Sugar
  • Salt to taste.

Method:

  1. In the heavy bottom pan roast poha on slow flame to make it crispy. When it shrinks slightly, remove from the pan and keep aside. 12200910_10207891117986695_1341360995_n-1
  2. In the same pan heat oil on slow flame.
  3. Add  Mustard seeds, it will start spluttering after that add Cumin seeds and Fennel seeds and Asafoetida.
  4. Add Chopped Green Chilies and Curry leaves.12207988_10207891117346679_1592398025_n-1
  5. Add Peanuts, Daliya, Broken cashew nuts and sliced coconut .
  6. When the peanuts turn light brown, add turmeric powder. 12202126_10207891116786665_171689041_n-1
  7. Add Poha, Powdered Sugar and Salt, mix everything well. Roast everything on slow flame for two mins. 12218120_10207891116746664_706502517_o-1
  8. Now switch off the gas. 12205046_10207891118106698_1389542036_n-1
  9. You can add Murmura or shev as per your choice. It is optional.12211030_10207891116626661_1399523797_o-1
  10. Crispy Delicious Poha Chivda is ready. 12208162_10207891116546659_771159731_n-1

Let Chivda cool for some time. Store in airtight container.

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How to make Crispy Namak Pare (Khari Shankarpali)…

My kids favourite snack Namak pare (Khari Shankarpali ) .

It is easy to make, crispy snack recipe. Make and enjoy with cup of tea.

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup All purpose flour (Maida)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black pepper powder 
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Water as required

Method:

  1. Take all purpose flour, cumin seeds, black pepper powder and salt in a bowl. Mix well.
  2. Add oil, Mix well till get crumbly texture.
  3. Now add little water at a time and start kneading the dough. Dough should not be too tight or soft.
  4. Cover the dough and let it rest for 30 minutes.
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  6. Other side heat the oil in a pan on slow or medium heat for frying namak pare.
  7. Once again knee the dough. Divide it and make big circle with rolling pin.
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  9. Cut into diamond or square shape using cutter or knife.
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  11. Keep pieces on dry cloth.
  12. Once oil is hot enough, add pieces of namak pare in the oil.14374643_10210509447323292_172115109_o
  13. Fry till it become golden brown on slow flame.
  14. Remove it on paper towel and let it cool.14429290_10210509447403294_145229764_n
  15. Then can keep in a airtight container.
  16. Enjoy with tea !!!!!

 

 

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How to make Eggless Banana Cake

Ripe bananas can make a very yummy, light and spongy Banana Cake. A very ripe banana can be used as a substitute for an egg.

It is very easy to make. It is a very good snack for kids or can be accompany with a cup of tea.. ..

Ingredients :

  • 1 and 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2/3rd cup oil or melted butter
  • 4 medium sized ripe bananas
  • Pinch of  Salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 drops of red food colouring  (Optional)
  • Powder sugar for decoration only.

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven at 170 to 180 degree C.
  2. You can use mixer grinder or hand blender to blend all the ingredients quick and easily.
  3. Peel and chop bananas and add it in to a blender.
  4. Add sugar, oil and vanilla essence. Make a smooth paste.
  5. Sieve all dry ingredients. All purpose flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda and Salt.
  6. Now in a bigger bowl add dry ingredients into wet ingredients in a small batch.  Mix with cut and fold method.
  7. Add red colour drops. Mix well. cake 1
  8. Grease a 8” Baking tray with oil. Place butter paper/ parchment paper on the bottom of the tray or dust with flour.
  9. Pour the batter and tap gently to remove air bubbles.
  10. Place the tray inside an oven. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.cake2
  11. To check if it is cooked, insert a tooth pick and it should come out clean.
  12. Let it cool. Dust icing sugar.cake3

 

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How to make perfect yummy Semolina Pudding/ Suji Halwa (Ravyacha Sheera)

This is my first post and want to start with some sweet to add on my blog. Everyones all time favourite Suji Halwa is a very quick and easy dessert to make. It is made on auspicious occasions like Satyanarayan pooja.

 My kids loved it and demand me to make it again and again. Here is the recipe want to share with u all…

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup suji (semolina)
  • 1 cup ghee
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup hot milk
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts like cashews and almonds
  • Some Raisins

Method:

  1. Boil milk and water, and keep aside.
  2. Heat ghee in a pan on slow flame.
  3. Add suji and roast till it change its colour to light golden brown.12546105_10208336959932465_737378055_o
  4. In that add crushed nuts and  roast for a min.12507001_10208336954212322_1908585334_n
  5. Its time to pour hot milk and hot water carefully as it splutters. Add more hot water if required.12506990_10208336919771461_1858603432_n
  6. Mix well and let it simmer for 1-2 min.
  7. Suji will soak all the water.
  8. Now add sugar and mix well till it leave the edge of the pan.12571353_10208336956852388_919100517_n
  9. Finally add cardamom powder and raisins.12544697_10208336965252598_662967823_o
  10. Keep for some time then serve.

Perfect Satyanarayan Prasad Suji Halwa is ready….enjoy!!!

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