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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Chaat Recipes · Kids Recipe · Snacks · Street Food

Boondi Bhel | Masala Boondi | Recipe No. 85

Today I am sharing with you all a quick and easy recipe of Boondi Bhel which is very delicious and mouth – watering. It is new chaat recipe for chaat lovers. You can have this as an evening snack or as an appetizer.

Other Quick Chaat Recipes –

  1. Aloo Chaat
  2. Corn Chaat
  3. Sev Puri
  4. Chinese Bhel

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Serving – Will serve 4 People

Ingredients –

  1. Boondi – 2 Cups
  2. Finely Chopped Onion – ½ Cup
  3. Finely Chopped Tomatoes – ½ Cup
  4. Salt to Taste
  5. Red Chilli Powder – 1 ½ Tbsp.
  6. Chaat Masala Powder – ½ Tsp.
  7. Lemon Juice – 1 Tbsp.
  8. Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves – 2 Tbsp.

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Instructions

  1. Take boondi in a mixing bowl and add in finely chopped onion and tomatoes.
  2. Add in red chilli powder, salt, chaat masala and lemon juice.
  3. At last add finely chopped coriander.
  4. Mix all ingredients properly and serve.

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Notes –

  1. In vegetables you can also take cucumber, capsicum, cabbage or any other vegetable of your own choice.
  2. You can use raw mango also. It will give nice tangy taste to recipe

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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 · Kids Recipe · Sandwich · Snacks · Street Food · Tiffin Recipe

Aloo Matar Sandwich | Masala Sandwich | Bombay Masala Sandwich | Recipe No. 80

Sandwiches are very popular food item in India. These are available in number of varieties both vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian. Aloo Matar Sandwich is very delicious and popular dish in India which you will find with every sandwich wala (Sandwich Vendor) in India. It is an amazing recipe which is liked by everyone. It is very yummy street food which is popularly known as Bombay Masala Sandwich.

It is very easy and quick recipe which requires easily available ingredients such as potatoes, green peas, some spices and bread and butter. These sandwiches are best served for breakfast or with evening tea or you can have them during dinner also when you want to have something light. These sandwiches can be prepared in sandwich griller or on gas toaster or on plain tawa. These sandwiches can be served with tomato ketchup or green chutney or with both.

With these sandwiches I have beautiful memories. There is a place in Udaipur (where I live) i.e. Fatehsagar Lake (very beautiful place to visit), me and my family used to go there on every Sundays and sit there for long and use to order these sandwiches. It was fixed. Means going to Fatehsagar we have to order these sandwiches. We enjoyed every Sunday evenings with these sandwiches and we never get bored.

Other Sandwich Recipes on my Blog

  1. Rajma Sandwich
  2. Tricolor Sandwich
  3. Chaat Sandwich
  4. Chocolate Sandwich
  5. Cheesy Corn and Spinach Sandwich

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Servings – 12 Sandwiches 

Ingredients –

  1. Boiled and Mashed Aloo (Potatoes) – 4 Cups
  2. Matar (Peas) – ½ Cup
  3. Oil – 4 Tbsp.
  4. Asafoetida – Pinch
  5. Mustard Seeds – ½ Tsp.
  6. Cumin Seeds – ½ Tsp.
  7. Fennel Seeds – ½ Tsp.
  8. Finely Chopped Green Chilli – 1 Tbsp.
  9. Salt to Taste
  10. Red Chilli Powder – 3 Tsp.
  11. Turmeric Powder – ½ Tsp.
  12. Coriander Powder – 1 ½ Tsp.
  13. Garam Masala – 2 Tsp.
  14. Bread Slices – 24
  15. Butter

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Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a pan.
  2. Add asafoetida, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and fennel seeds.
  3. When seeds crackle add in finely chopped green chillies and sauté them for 2 minutes.
  4. Add peas and cook them until they are 75% soft.
  5. Add in mashed potatoes and mix.
  6. Add in red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala and salt.
  7. Add around 3 tbsp. of water and mix all ingredients properly.
  8. Allow potato masala to cool down completely.
  9. Take 2 bread slices at a time and spread potato masala on one bread slice and cover it with another bread slice.
  10. Apply butter on gas toaster and place sandwich on it and apply butter on top of it.
  11. Toast sandwich from both sides. Toast one side of sandwich for 2 minutes and roll toaster and toast other side for 2 minutes. Just open and check whether sandwich is ready from both sides. If not then toast it again for few more minutes.
  12. Aloo Matar Sandwich is ready. Serve it with onion rings, tomato ketchup and mint and coriander chutney.

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Notes –

  1. I have prepared this sandwich on gas toaster. If you want you can grill it also.
  2. Spices can be adjusted according to your taste.
  3. Instead of butter you can use clarified butter (ghee) also.

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