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 · Kids Recipe · No Onion No Garlic · Snacks · Starter · Tiffin Recipe

Cheesy Macroni | Mac n Cheese | Recipe No. 83

My today’s recipe is Cheesy Macroni. It is very easy and quick recipe. Its preparation requires lot of cheese. This recipe is liked by everyone especially kids and people who like cheese a lot. There are many ways to make it. Some people use 2-3 types of cheese to make this. Some people bake it. I have prepared it in a pan on gas stove and have used processed cheese.

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Serving – Will serve 2 – 3 people

Ingredients –
1. Boiled Macroni – 5 Cups
2. Butter – 2 Tbsp.
3. All-Purpose Flour – 2 Tbsp.
4. Hot Milk – 2 Cups
5. Grated Cheese – 1 Cup
6. Salt to Taste
7. Black Pepper Powder to Taste
8. Oregano for Garnishing.

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Instructions
1. Heat butter in a pan. Add all-purpose flour.
2. Roast all-purpose flour in butter on low flame till it gets light in color.
3. Add in hot milk and stir it continuously so that no lumps are formed.
4. Add in grated cheese and mix.
5. Add in black pepper powder and salt and mix properly.
6. Add in boiled macroni and mix it such that it gets properly covered by sauce.
7. Garnish Cheesy Macroni with some oregano and serve.

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Notes –
1. Quantity of butter and all-purpose flour should be same.
2. Milk should be hot otherwise lumps will be formed.
3. If sauce gets thicken you can add more quantity of hot milk.
4. I have not added any vegetable to it as I don’t like vegetables in this recipe. If you want you can add Red and Yellow Bell Pepper and Broccoli to it.
5. I have added processed cheese. You can add cheese of your choice.

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Breakfast · No Onion No Garlic · Snacks

Methi ke Gote & Kadhi | Recipe No. 78

Methi ke Gote is a Gujarati snack which is prepared from Gram Flour and Fenugreek Leaves. It is a very popular Gujarati snack which you will find in every part of Gujarat. There are many people who make this gote at their home also. It is very easy recipe. It is normal procedure which you follow to make any type of pakodas. It is like a methi ke pakode only. It is served with Sweet Gujarati Kadhi and fried green chillies.

Gujarati Kadhi is little sweet, sour and spicy in taste. It is full of flavors. Main ingredients of kadhi are curd and gram flour. It is easy but little time consuming process. Hot kadhi always taste better as compared to cold kadhi. In my family we all love hot kadhi. We always make it in huge quantity and have two small bowls each. You can have this kadhi with khichdi or plain rice also.  

Other Methi Recipes – 

  1. Aloo Methi ki Subzi | Winter Special – Recipe No. 58

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Ingredients –

For Methi ke Gotte

  1. Chopped Methi Leaves (Fenugreek Leaves) – 1 Cup
  2. Gram Flour (Besan) – 2 ½ Cups
  3. Maize Flour (Makki Atta) – ½ Cup
  4. Green Chilli Paste – 4 Tbsp.
  5. Salt to Taste
  6. Sugar – 1 Tbsp.
  7. Lemon Juice – 2 Tsp.
  8. Turmeric Powder – ½ Tsp.
  9. Asafoetida – Pinch
  10. Cumin Powder – 1 Tsp.
  11. Carom Seeds (Ajwain) – 1 Tsp.
  12. Baking Soda – Pinch
  13. Water – 1 Cup
  14. Hot Oil – 2 Tbsp.

For Kadi

  1. Gram Flour – ½ Cup
  2. Curd – 1 Cup
  3. Green Chilli – 5 Nos.
  4. Curry Leaves – 10-12 Nos.
  5. Salt to Taste
  6. Sugar – 2 Tbsp.
  7. Turmeric Powder – ½ Tsp.
  8. Ghee (Clarified Butter) – 1 Tbsp.
  9. Mustard Seeds – ½ Tsp.
  10. Cumin Seeds – ½ Tsp.
  11. Asafoetida – Pinch
  12. Water – 5 Cups
  13. Dry Mint Powder – ½ Tbsp.

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Instruction –

For Kadhi

  1. Take curd in a bowl and add in gram flour.
  2. Add in salt and turmeric powder
  3. Add 2 cups of water in it and with the help of hand blender blend it well such that there are no lumps.
  4. Now add in curry leaves and roughly chopped green chillies
  5. Mix all ingredients well and put it on high flame to boil while stirring it continuously in one direction.
  6. Add dry mint powder and 3 cups of water gradually while stir it continuously.
  7. Add sugar and mix.
  8. When boil comes, switch off the flame to medium and allow it to boil for few more minutes and switch off the flame.
  9. For tadka, take ghee in a pan and add in asafoetida, mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  10. When seeds crackle, add tadka on kadhi. Kadhi is ready.

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For Methi ke Gote

  1. Take gram flour in a bowl and add in maize flour.
  2. Add in chopped methi leaves and green chilli paste.
  3. Add in salt, carom seeds, turmeric powder, cumin powder, sugar and lemon juice.
  4. Now with the help of water prepare a smooth batter and keep it aside for 15 mins. so that sugar gets dissolved completely.
  5. After 15 mins. add in hot oil and baking soda and mix.
  6. Now heat oil in a pan and drop medium sized batter balls with the help of hand or spoon.
  7. Fry them till they become golden brown in color.
  8. Serve Methi ke Gote with hot Kadhi and Fried Green Chilli.

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Notes –

  1. As green chillies are only spice we are using here it so adjust it according to your taste.
  2. Stir kadhi continuously otherwise it will curdle and overflow.
  3. For green chilli paste, just grind 4-5 green chillies with little water in a grinder.
  4. Add hot oil and baking soda in gota batter just before deep frying them.
  5. Because of baking soda gote will puff up so keep the size of batter ball medium only.
  6. Serve kadhi hot only as it will taste better as compared to cold kadhi.

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Breakfast · Dhoklas · Kids Recipe · No Onion No Garlic · Snacks · Tiffin Recipe

Tricolor Dhokla | Tiranga Dhokla | Happy Republic Day | Recipe No. 76

Today is 69th Republic Day of India. Happy Republic Day to all my blogger friends.

To mark this occasion I have made Tricolor Dhokla. What Tricolor means. Tricolor consists of three colors i.e. Saffron (Upper Layer), White (Middle Layer) and Green (Lower Layer). Each color has its own significance.

Upper Layer i.e. Saffron Color symbolizes Strength and Courage of Country. Middle Layer i.e. White Color symbolizes Peace and Truth. Middle Layer has one Chakra i.e. Ashok Chakra. Lower Layer i.e. Green Color symbolizes Fertility, Growth and Auspiciousness of the Land.

Tricolor Dhokla is very delicious lip smacking snack recipe which is very easy and simple to make. No artificial color has been added to dhokla. Colors given to dhokla are from easily available ingredients at our home.

Other Tricolor Recipes on my Blog

  1. TRICOLOR SANDWICH – Recipe No. 4

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Serving – 25-30 pieces of Dhokla

Ingredients –

  1. Suji (Semolina) – 3 Cups
  2. Curd – 3 Cups
  3. Salt to taste
  4. Baking Soda – 1 ½ Tsp. (1/2 Tsp. for each)
  5. Water – ¾ Cup
  6. Red Chilli Powder – 2 Tsp.
  7. Turmeric Powder – 1 Tsp.
  8. Mint & Coriander Chutney – 5 Tbsp.
  9. Oil for Greasing + 1 ½ Tbsp. for Batter (1/2 Tbsp. for each)
  10. Oil for Tadka – 5 Tbsp.
  11. Mustard Seeds – 1 Tbsp.
  12. Curry Leaves – 10-12 Nos.
  13. Roughly Chopped Green Chillies – 5 Nos.

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Instructions –

  1. Take suji in a bowl and add in curd and mix.
  2. Keep batter aside for 25 mins.
  3. After 25 mins. add salt in batter and adjust the consistency of it by adding water.
  4. Divide batter equally into three portions.
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  6. For green color, add mint and coriander chutney to one portion of batter and mix.
  7. Add ½ tsp. baking soda and mix and transfer batter to greased plate and steam it for 5 mins.
  8. For white color, just add ½ tsp. baking soda to another portion of batter and mix and with the help of spatula spread it evenly on steamed green color and steam it for 5 mins.
  9. For orange color, just add red chilli powder and turmeric powder to third portion of batter and mix and add ½ tsp. baking soda and mix it again.
  10. Again with help of a spatula spread orange color mixture evenly on steamed white color and steam it for 10 mins.CollageMaker_20180126_023507548
  11. After 10 mins. just check with the help of knife whether dhokla is prepared. Just insert knife in it and if it comes out clean that means dhokla is ready and if not then steam it for few more mins.
  12. Allow dhokla to cool down completely and cut it into pieces.
  13. For Tadka – heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, curry leaves and roughly chopped green chillies.
  14. Drizzle tadka on dhokla and Serve.CollageMaker_20180126_023642845.jpg

Notes –

  1. If your red chilli powder is not too hot and spicy then you can add more of it and if it is too hot and spicy then reduce its quantity and increase turmeric powder quantity.
  2. If you don’t have steamer then you will require four utensils – Deep bottomed vessel, stand, greased plate and cover (which can be anything)
  3. Just fill 3-4 cups of water in a deep bottomed vessel. Put stand in it. Place greased plate on stand and cover it.

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