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Mirchi Vada Recipe – South Indian Style

Hie Guys,

Whether we call it Mirchi Vada or Mirch Vadai or Wada.. Its the same thing, but has a good amount of variations.. Jaipuri Mirchi Vada or Rajasthani Mirchi Vadas are usually made with potato stuffing! But here I have the Andhra Style or South Indian Style!

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The little bit of Nutty-Tangy Kick is so good with the spicy chilies.. Gets even better with a rainy evening with a cup of Chai! Lets have a look at this easy and yummylicious recipe!

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Mirchi Vada Recipe - South Indian Style
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Green Chilies - 20 (Thick, Slightly less spicy, Any Variant. I used Hungarian Wax)
  • Crushed Sesame Seeds - 4-5 Tbsp
  • Tamarind Pulp - 4-5 Tbsp (Or More)
  • Gram Flour/Besan - 1½ Cup
  • Salt - To Taste
  • Baking Powder - ½ Tsp
  • Turmeric - ¼ Tsp (Optional)
  • Oil - To Fry
Instructions
  1. Boil a 2 Cups ofwater. Remove from heat and add the chilies into it! Let it be there for 30 seconds. Then take them off and pat dry!
  2. Slit the chilies from one side to fill the filling.
  3. Mix the tamarind and sesame. You can add less sesame and more tamarind to suit your taste buds.
  4. Stuff about ½ tsp or less of the stuffing into the chilies.
  5. In a mixing Bowl, mix the besan, salt, baking powder, turmeric. Add water and make a thick batter. Batter should be thick otherwise it wont coat well!
  6. Dip the chilies into the batter. Coat really well and slide them to the hot oil. Once chilies are added to hot oil, lower the flame and cook until golden brown!
  7. Serve Hot!!
Notes
Dont keep the chili in hot water for any longer. That'll make the stalk soft!
You can use any pepper. Jalapeno, Hungarian Wax, Bhavnagri Mirch or any variant you have. Just ensure that its not too hot!
You can stuff the chilies and let them rest for a hour or two. I usually make it straight away.
After adding the chili to hot oil, lower the flame to ensure even cooking!

Recipe Seems easy isn’t it? Make these and enjoy!

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Nepali Sadeko Aloo Recipe (Marinated Roasted Potatoes)

Hie Friends,

Few Days Back on My Navratri Satvik Spread Day 4. There was this Nepali Sadeko Aloo.. Afaik, Sadeko means Marinated! So its Marinated Roasted Potatoes..

Navratri Satvik Spread Day 4. All Dishes!
Navratri Satvik Spread Day 4. All Dishes!

This is so delicious and versatile.. Like you can have this just as a starter or any time snack, or with rice/roti.. Anytime in the day.. They usually prefer eating this with roasted poha(aloo ko achar ani chuda). Aloo ko achar is a little different thing. But i ate this with Chuda.. 🙂

I got a email for the recipe of this, so here it is!

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Nepali Sadeko Aloo Recipe (Marinated Roasted Potatoes)
 
Ingredients
  • Potatoes - 4 (Cubed)
  • Yogurt - 1 Tbsp (or as required)
  • Chili powder - ½ Tsp
  • Coriander Powder - 1 Tsp
  • Salt - To Taste
  • Turmeric - ¼ Tsp
  • Mustard Oil - 2 Tbsp
  • Cumin - ½ Tsp
  • Crushed Coriander - 1 Tsp
  • Chili Flakes - ½ Tsp (Optional)
Instructions
  1. In a Bowl, add in salt, coriander powder, chili powder, turmeric, yogurt. Mix well. It should be of coating consistency. So that potatoes coat the marination.
  2. Add the potatoes. Mix well and let them rest for 10-15 mins(optional).
  3. In a pan, add mustard oil. Once it smokes, switch off the flame and let it get little cool. Then add in cumin, crushed coriander. After they sizzle add in chili flakes and then potatoes(straight away!). Cover and cook in slow flame until they're tender, stirring once in while.
  4. After they are tender, remove the cover and let them get crisp and brown!
  5. Enjoy!
Notes
You can adjust the quantity of spices as you prefer!

Isn’t that easy? What are you waiting for? Make and enjoy!

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Hakka Noodles Recipe – Indo Chinese Cuisine

Hie Guys, Sometimes, everyone has a craving for something spicy and delicious.. Or at times, Moms are really confused what to pack its too late for them to make something different.. Here’s a recipe for all such cravings and times when you dont have time to make something but dont want to compromise!

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Its Hakka Noodles! Easy to Prepare and everyone’s favorite!

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Hakka Noodles Recipe - Indo Chinese Cuisine
Serves: 3
 
Ingredients
  • Noodles - 100-120 Grams or 1½ Cup Appx
  • Mix Peppers - ¼ - ½ Cup
  • Onions - ¼ - ½ Cup
  • Cabbage - ¼ - ½ Cup
  • Carrot - ¼ - ½ Cup
  • Sprouts - ¼ - ½ Cup
  • Oil - 2 Tbsp
  • Garlic - 2-3 Cloves
  • Gr Chili - 2 Julienne
  • Coriander - 1 Tsp
  • Salt - To Taste
  • Pepper - To Taste
  • Ketchup - 1 Tbsp
  • Chili Sauce - 1 Tbsp
  • Soy Sauce - 1 Tsp (All in one sauce can be used : 1 Tbsp)
Instructions
  1. Boil the noodles as per package instructions.
  2. Heat a pan with oil. Tip in the garlic and gr chili. Cook until light brown.
  3. Add in the Onions. Once they sweat, add in the peppers, carrot. Sauté well for a minute. Now add in the cabbage, ketchup, chili sauce, all in one sauce, salt, pepper.
  4. Mix well. Add in the Sprouts and Noodles. Toss well and serve Hot!

That sounds fast and delicious isn’t it? I love this as a lunch, brunch or anytime!

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Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe – Eggless/Alcohol Free!

Hie Guys,

Just 30 days are left for Christmas.. And we’ve another Christmas Special Recipe for you all.. Its Christmas Fruit Cake.. Its known as Black Cake, Plum Cake, Fruitcake and so on.. Many names, simple variations!

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Oh yes, this is not a traditional recipe. I have used simple dried fruits to make this, replaced alcohol with orange juice! And as usual, this is a eggless recipe! You can Bake this Without Oven too! Check out our other cake recipes to know how! Click Me! 

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Let us have a look at the simple and awesome cake recipe..

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Christmas Fruit Cake Recipe - Eggless/Alcohol Free!
Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • For Fruit Soak: Fresh Orange Juice - ½ Cup to ¾ Cup (From 2 Oranges)
  • Tutti Frutti/Candied Papaya - 5-6 Tbsp Appx
  • Cashewnuts - 1-2 Tbsp Appx
  • Dried FIgs - 1-2 Tbsp Appx
  • Walnuts - 1-2 Tbsp Appx
  • Dried Dates - 1-2 Tbsp Appx
  • Almonds - 1-2 Tbsp
  • Dates - 1-2 Tbsp
  • Candied Ginger - 1-2 Tbsp
  • Raisins - 1-2 Tbsp
  • Garam Masala/Nutmeg+Cinnamon - 1 Tsp
  • Salt - ½ Tsp
  • For Cake: Soaked Dried Fruits
  • All Purpose Flour - 1 Cup
  • Condensed Milk - ½ Cup
  • Butter - ¼ Cup
  • Sugar - ¼ Cup
  • Orange Juice/Milk/Water - 3-4 Tbsp
  • Vanilla Extract - ½ Tsp
  • Orange Zest - ½ Tsp
  • Baking Powder - ½ Tsp
  • Baking Soda - ¼ Tsp
Instructions
  1. For Fruit Soak - Mix all the Ingredients in a Glass Bowl/Container and Cover with Cling wrap and refrigerate overnight or upto 36hrs.
  2. For Cake: Preheat your oven to at 180 C. Mix Baking Powder, Soda, Flour and Sieve twice.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Then add in condensed milk. Beat for 3-5 mins or until pale and light.
  4. Add in half of the flour, orange juice. Fold this into the wet mixture. Once combined, add the rest flour and fold well.
  5. Add the soaked dried fruits and fold them well!
  6. Grease a 7" cake tin. add the cake batter to it.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 C for 30-35 mins.
  8. Let it cool and enjoy!
Notes
You can replace the Dried Fruits and Nuts as per your preference. Just make sure the total comes to the same.. It should be appx 1-1/4 Cup.
You can bake this cake in a Pressure cooker/Cooker. Just add 2 cups salt, wire rack. Heat for 5 mins in low-med flame and then bake for 35 mins in the same thing covered without Whistle.

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Here’s a slice for you! Oh yes, when you make one for yourself, send a picture to me at yaman@cookingshooking.in 🙂

I liked the cake a lot.. Its moist, soft, loaded with dried fruits and nuts and citrus flavor! The cake’s flavor is even better the next day.. But it wont be left until next day if you’re a big foodie like me 😉

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Club Kachori Recipe, a Real Relish!

Hey Foodies,

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Today I am here with a recipe which is a real relish. Serves as a great breakfast, or a Sunday brunch. Actually it can be enjoyed anytime, it is that awesome. Club Kachori is a inseparable of kachori like pooris prepared from a club of ingredients served along a mouthwatering pumpkin curry. TREAT!! Served in many restaurants during Sundays, people actually queue up for this dish in many restaurants.

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Love this dish a lot. I bet you once making it at home. Here is the recipe:

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Club Kachori
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • For Puri dough - Maida (Plain Flour) - 2 cups
  • Suji (Semolina) - ⅓ cup
  • Urad Daal (Split Black Gram) - ½ cup
  • Curd (Yogurt) - ⅓ cup
  • Salt- to taste
  • Ghee/Oil - a tsp.
  • Oil to fry as needed
  • For Curry/Sabji - Pumpkin cubes - 1½ cup
  • Potatoes small cubes - 1½ cup
  • Onion chopped - ½ Cup
  • Oil - 2-3 tbsp.
  • Ginger-garlic-Gr Chili Crushed - 1½ tbsp.
  • Mustard seeds(Rai) - ½ tsp.
  • Cumin seeds (Keera) - ½ tsp.
  • Fenugreek (Methi dana) - ½ tsp.
  • Onion Seeds (Kalonji) - ½ tsp.
  • Dried Fenugreek leaves (Kasoori Methi) - 1 tbsp.
  • Salt - to taste
  • Coriander powder (Dhaniya) - 1½ Tsp.
  • Turmeric (Haldi powder) - ½ tsp.
  • Red Chili powder - 1 tsp.
  • Garam Masala Powder - ½ tsp.
  • Black Pepper Powder (Kali Mirch) - ¼ tsp.
  • Dried Mango Powder (Amchur) - ½ tsp.
  • Sugar - 2-4 tsp.
  • Coriander (Cilantro) - to garnish
Instructions
  1. Soak the urad daal for a couple of hours (3-4 hours) and grind it into a coarse paste after that.
  2. In a bowl, add in the flour, semolina(suji), salt and mix well. Add in the urad dal paste and make a dough adding yogurt little by little. Add in a tsp of ghee/oil and knead for 2 mins. Cover the dough with muslin cloth and let it rest for atleast 15 mins.
  3. Take a pressure cooker, add in the oil. Now add the mustard(rai), jeera(cumin), methi(fenugreek) and kalonji(onion seeds). Once these crackle tip in the crushed ginger-grchili-garlic and a pinch of Kasuri Methi(dried fenugreek leaves). Cook Until raw flavor is gone. Then add the onions and salt and let it cook until the onion is light brown.
  4. After onion is light brown, add in the pumpkin and potato, followed by turmeric, coriander powder, red chili powder. Sauté for 2 mins. Now add in some water, Once it boils, cover and cook until 4 whistles.
  5. Open the lid after some time. Add the garam masala, sugar, amchur(dry mango powder) and kasoori methi. Mix it all mash up some bits of pumpkin and garnish with coriander leaves. Let it simmer in low flame for 2 mintues. Sabji is ready.
  6. For kachori, roll some pooris by taking a dumpling out of the dough. Fry it in hot oil. Serve hot with pumpkin curry. Relish it!
Notes
Sugar is the key for the pumpkin sabji. Make sure you add it.
Mashing up some of the pumpkin in the sabji when cooked is important.
If you want crisp puris then increase the amount of Suji and dal. Take ½ Cup of Suji and ¾ cup of Urad dal.

Make sure you try them, and let me know the outcome!! Oh yes, If you like crisp puris, then you can see the notes 🙂

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Masala Vada Recipe – South Indian Snack

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Masala Vada, Vadai, Paruppu Vadai whatever you call, its the same crisp and yummy South Indian Snack..

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A rainy day, cool breeze, piping hot tea with this vadas, Can you resist? No, I cant! 😀 Few months back, dad got some of these and we loved it.. The crispy vadas with the peanut chutney and tea the combo was awesome! I tried recreating, but failed that time.. Suddenly, I thought of making these 4-5 days back and they came out so good.. The next day itself, I doubled the quantity i had made the previous day and we enjoyed them to the core!

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Lets have a look at the recipe!

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Masala Vada Recipe - South Indian Snack
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Chana Dal - 1 Cup
  • Roughly Chopped Onions - ½ Cup
  • Ginger Crushed - 1" Piece
  • Garlic Crushed - 3 Cloves
  • Gr Chili Crushed - 2 Nos
  • Coriander Chopped - ½ Tsp
  • Curry Leaves Chopped - ½ Tsp
  • Rice Flour - 2 TBsp
  • Fennel Seeds - 1 Tsp
  • Salt - As per taste
  • Red Chili Powder - As per liking
  • Red Chili Flakes - 1 TBsp
  • Oil - To Fry
Instructions
  1. Soak Chana Dal/Split Bengal Gram for few hours, grind without any water into coarse.
  2. Add in all the ingredients to the dal and mix well! Wet your hands and make 16 portions out of this.
  3. Flatten the portions and slide them to moderately hot oil! Fry until golden brown!
  4. Transfer to a Kitchen towel and Serve Hot!

Wasn’t that easy? Make them and enjoy!! 😀 🙂

 

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Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies | In Cooker | Eggless Baking Without Oven

Hey Foodies, How’re you doing?

Some time back when we started eggless bakes without oven, many of you had asked for how to make cookies without oven.. It took a lot of experiment to get to know what flame, utensil, pot is appropriate for making them, Finally here it is!

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Check out Black Forest Cake, Pineapple Cake, Tricolor Cake, Pumpkin Cake, Witch Finger Cookies in Eggless Baking Without Oven!

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Shortbread Cookies is one of the most simplest and delicious cookies.. Christmas being around, I thought why not make these only? I like to keep my cookies in freezer for 5-10 mins before having a bite, that makes the chocolate freeze and the “Chocolate’s Snap with Crunchy Cookies feels awesome!” Lets have a look at the recipe 🙂

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Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies | In Cooker | Eggless Baking Without Oven
 
Ingredients
  • Plain Flour/Maida - ½ Cup/60 Grams
  • Butter/Margarine - ¼ Cup/55 Grams
  • Powdered Sugar - ¼ Cup/30 Grams
  • Vanilla - ½ Tsp
  • Lemon Zest - ¼ Tsp
  • Dark Chocolate/Milk Chocolate - As required to Dip
Instructions
  1. Heat up your pressure cooker/idli cooker with about 2 cups of salt, wire rack and a perforated plate in medium flame.
  2. In a bowl, beat butter until smooth. Tip in the sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Now add in the vanilla and lemon zest and mix this well. Add in the maida/flour and mix until the dough forms. Dont Knead, just mix!
  4. Take a cake tin/utensil/baking dish and grease it well with some oil. Make portions of the dough and make a round ball.
  5. Keep the balls in the utensil and spread it. Transfer this to the hot cooker. Close and bake for 15 mins in med flame.
  6. After 15 mins, take the cookies out and let them cool.
  7. Melt some chocolate. Dip the room temp cookies in the chocolate and let them set!
  8. Enjoy!
Notes
You can use Idli Tray to bake these but that makes cookies with dome on both sides.
Bake this cookies in medium flame. Keep a eye after 10 mins to prevent the burning.
You can bake these at 180 C for 15 mins in a electric oven.
I like the chocolate to be chilled and with a snap, I keep the cookies in freezer for some time before munching them!

That sound easy isn’t it? As easy its to make, that’s how tasty it tastes! Make them and enjoy!! 🙂

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Mitha Puda | Sweet Pancakes | Use Leftover Sugar Syrup

Hie,

I prepared a few mithai’s some time back..

And i told, I’ll add a recipe to use leftover Sugar Syrup.. Here it is!

Pudas

This is ought to be one of my favorite Indian breads.. I used to always ask my mom to prepare this when i was a kid : Now-a-days, i prepare it myself 😉 Pudas are also prepared in many festivals in India.

Although, we planned for a video shoot. But that shoot was postponed :/ Here’s the text recipe for you all until we’re up with the video.

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Mitha Puda | Sweet Pancakes | Use Leftover Sugar Syrup
Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • Wheat Flour - 1 Cup
  • Sugar Syrup - As required to make batter
  • Fennel Seeds - ½ Tsp
  • Salt - Tiny Pinch (Optional)
  • Oil/Ghee - To shallow fry
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, add the wheat flour, fennel and salt. Mix well. Now using the syrup, Make a pour-able batter. Try to avoid lumps.
  2. Let it rest for atleast 10 mins.
  3. Heat a nonstick pan, now pour in the batter. Spread it thinner than pancakes, but thicker than nachos.
  4. Smear some ghee/oil in the sides. Let it cook until brown.
  5. Now flip it over and cook until brown.
  6. Serve it with Chili Pickle or Mango Pickle.
Notes
If you dont have syrup, you can throw in about 2-3 tbsp of sugar to this and make batter using water.

Enjoy 🙂

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Paneer Chili | With Thai Flavors!

Hey Guys,

Paneer is a favorite of everyone.. Its mild and mingles with the spices you throw in the dish.. Paneer Chili is very popular among all age groups.. Whether its a kid or a adult, everyone loves it! Ofcourse, it should be as it comes from one of the most delectable cuisine’s, “Indo-Chinese”!

Paneer Chili

In this sizzling Paneer Chili, I’ve added a touch of Thai into it! Now that sounds interesting isn’t it? Let us have a look at this quick recipe, which you can make in less than 10 mins!

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Paneer Chili | With Thai Flavors!
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indo-Chinese-Thai
Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • Paneer - ½ Cup (Cubes, Tofu can be used)
  • Cherry Tomatoes - ⅓ Cup (Halved)
  • Bell Peppers - ⅓ Cup (Cubed)
  • Baby Onions - ⅓ Cup (Halved)
  • Thai Red Chilies - 1 Tsp (Chopped)
  • Garlic - 1 Tsp (Chopped)
  • Coriander - 1 Tbsp
  • Sesame - 1 Tsp (Roasted)
  • Oregano - ½ Tsp (Any herb can be used/Optional)
  • Salt - As per taste
  • Sugar - Pinch (Optional)
  • Ketchup - 1 Tbsp
  • Red ChiliSauce - ½ Tsp
  • Gr Chili Sauce - ½ Tsp (Optional)
  • Soy Sauce - ½ Tsp (All in one sauce can be used)
  • Olive Oil - 1½ Tbsp (Any oil can be used)
Instructions
  1. Quickly heat olive oil in a pan till very hot, add the Garlic and Thai chilies. Toss until light brown.
  2. Add the onions. Sauté well.
  3. Now add the cherry tomatoes, and toss well! It might get some flambé, that's what enhances the taste!
  4. Now add the bell pepper, toss well!
  5. Add in the sauces, mix well. Now add the salt, sesame and oregano, sugar, coriander, Mix well!
  6. Tip in the paneer, and toss well! Serve it straight from the pan!

That’s a quick and

fast recipe! You can make this anytime in the day and enjoy! Oh yes, this is such a fast recipe that you can even prepare after the guests arrive, they’ll love the Thai touch to the

most common Paneer Chili!

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Diwali Spread!

Hey Guys,

Happy Diwali 🙂 This time, my mom said, “I’ll prepare the namkeen’s and the mithai’s..” What could i say? I love the namkeen’s, mithai’s, vada’s and all the stuff she makes! Everything is made by my mom in this spread, except the kaju katlis which is made by me..

What’s in the spread

Moong Dal Halwa, Kheer, Moong Dal Dahi Vada, Besan Chakki, Kaju Katli, Swali, Matar(Namkeen), Mathri, Petha(Shakkarpare), Kanji Vada, Puris, Fried Papad, Chips, Alu Sabzi, Sangri Sabzi, Fried Rice!

Lets have the visual treat 😉

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