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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Papdi for Chat


Ajwain Seeds
Ghee / Oil 
Warm water


- Add maida, ghee/oil, ajwain and salt in a bowl and mix well.
- Add water kneed a dough (stiff). Cover with a damp cloth and keep aside for 15 mins. 
- Roll in a big sized chapati with medium thickness. 
- Cut into small using round mould. Prick with fork to avoid puffing up.
- Heat oil in kadai and deep fry until light golden and crispy. 
- Take out on a tissue and store in airtight container.

Noodles Rice Balls


boiled veggies (carrot, peas, french beans, sweet corn)
boiled noodles
boiled potatoes
cooked rice
chopped green chilly
ginger-garlic paste
chopped onions
breadcrumbs (optional)


- Take all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
- Mash them to prepare medium size balls.
- Deep fry them on low heat (baking is also an option).
- Sprinkle chat masala with a drop of lemon juice. 
- Serve hot with schezwan sauce.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Noodles Wraps


For noodles:

boiled noodles
chopped ginger-garlic
sliced spring onion whites
chopped spring onion greens
sliced capsicum
sliced carrots
sliced cabbage
soya sauce
red chilly sauce
black pepper powder

For wraps:

whole wheat flour
cheese slice (optional)


For noodles:

- Heat oil in a wok. Add chopped ginger-garlic, sliced spring onion whites and sauté for a min.
- Add sliced carrots, cabbage and capsicum. Stir-fry for 2 minutes.
- Add soya sauce, red chilly sauce, salt, aji-no-motto and black pepper powder. Mix it well. 
- Add boiled noodles and toss for another one min.
- Keep aside.

For Wrap:

- Take whole wheat flour and maida (Proportion: 50%-50%), salt and oil. Kneed a roti type dough. 
- Cover it with a damp cloth for half hour. 
- Make a roti and half-roast on tava.
- Put stir-fried noodles in center part of roti (optional - cheese slice) and wrap from both sides.
- Oil-roast it on tava till the wrap comes to be a little crispy. 
- Serve hot with schezwan sauce.

Aloo Kachori


For stuffing:

Boiled Potatoes
Chopped Green Chillies
Ginger Garlic Paste
Chopped Coriander Leaves
Lemon Juice
Roasted Fennel powder
Garam masala

For Kachori Cover:

Wheat Flour
Salt to Taste
Oil (for deep frying too)


- Add salt and oil in a mixture of wheat flour + maida (proportions on choice) and mix it well. Then add some water and knead the chapati dough. Cover this dough and keep aside.

- Mash boiled potatoes. Add all stuffing ingredients in it with spices. Mix stuffing mixture very well. 

- Make small balls of dough. Roll it a puri type (medium sized). 

- Take small portion of stuffing on it and wrap it around. Roll it to form a 3-4 inch round kachori.

- Heat the oil in kadhai and deep fry it.

- Serve hot with coriander-mint chutney or imli chutney.

Tawa Pulao

Being the king of street food in India, PavBhaji is now available in different varities i.e. Hariyali Pavbhaji, Khada Pavbhaji... No matter whatever you choose, but never to miss while making/ordering this lip-smacking dish is: "Tawa Pulao". A variety of rice tossed with all veggies of your choice and Indian spices, PavBhaji Masala being the star ingredient of dish!

Generally, "Tawa Pulao" is prepared on the same tawa that is used to make PavBhaji to incorporate all the its flavors in it! But anyways, you can make it using simple flat tawa / pan / kadai... :)

Serves: 2

1 cup Basmati rice (soaked half hour)
1/2 cup Chopped Onion
1/2 cup Chopped Tomatoes
1 cup Boiled Veggies (I used potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, corn)
1/4 cup Chopped Capsicum
1/4 cup Boiled Green peas
1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
1/4 tsp Garam masala
1 tsp Pav Bhaji masala
1/4 tsp Red Chili powder
1 tbsp Chopped Coriander leaves
Salt to taste
2 Butter cubes
1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
Pinch of Hing
1 tbsp Lemon juice

- Boil water and add a little of ghee with salt. Add basmati rice and cook it till 85-90% done. Drain water and keep aside.

- Heat butter cubes in a pan and add cumin seeds along with hing. Once it splutters, add ginger-garlic paste and chopped onions. 

- Saute it for 3-4 mins and then add chopped tomato and capsicum too.

- Add all the boiled veggies after 2 mins. Add salt, red chilly powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and pavbhaji masala. Mix it properly.

- Once veggies are well-coated with spices, add cooked rice. 

- Cook on high flame for 2 mins and mix well. 

- Squeeze lemon juice and sprinkle chopped coriander before serving.


To get the authentic "Tawa Pulao", you can prepare this dish on flat tawa and let it smoke for a few minutes to enhance the flavors by giving a nice aroma to it.

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