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Sweet Potato Puri

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Blogging is a very interesting experience. After each of my posts, there are new ideas taking shape about the next blog post, new recipe to write and share with you all. Most of the dishes that get cooked at home always include family favorites and new cuisines that I would like to try out. In the process, dishes eaten by me in my childhood or the one’s that my mom made back in those days, take a back seat. The idea behind this post is to make something that was eaten a long time ago, in my growing up days, and something that I have not made enough times for the kids to like it as much as I did. I can count on my finger tips the scant number of times that I have made this puri, hence I made them so that the recipe gets documented.

SWEET POTATO PURI: The taste is yum and I love it. The starchy sweet potato is a good source of carbohydrate and fiber.  It is also a good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C.

The puris are deep fried. I also tried to bake some puris, my effort to decrease the calorie count of the dish, but I did not like the taste, and also found them to be a bit hard to chew. Hence I ruled out the baking option for now, it needs more experimentation and changes in the recipe.

INGREDIENTS:

Sweet potato- 2 no. (Boiled and mashed)

Sugar- 1-1½ Katori or bowl (powdered. Use sugar as per sweetness preferred)

Flour- 1½ Katori or Bowl- Refined flour or whole wheat flour.

Cardamom powder- 1Tsp

Oil- For frying.

METHOD:

Boil and mash the sweet potatoes. Take the mashed potatoes in a round bowl, add the powdered sugar and flour to it, and make dough out of it. The dough consistency should not be too soft as we have to make puri.  Add the freshly ground cardamom powder. Knead the dough so that all the ingredients get mixed evenly.

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Divide the dough into 4-5 portions and roll them out flat, then using a cookie cutter cut out evenly shaped puris.

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Prick these small circular shaped puris with a fork. This is done to prevent them from rising up in oil. Heat oil in a kadai and deep fry the puris to golden brown color on medium flame, then drain them on kitchen tissue roll and cool.

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This is how they should look in appearance. These are bit soft to eat, but have a unique taste. If you like sweet potatoes or are willing to try out something different, then go ahead and give yourself the experience of tasting them. Looking forward to hearing your comments and feedback on this post.

Enjoy!!

ashu 🙂

Boiled Egg Sabzi


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This is one of my favorite way of cooking boiled eggs to make a sabzi that the family enjoys for meals during travel, by either road or train.  Food is an essential part of travelling for my family. So much so, that they agree to come along based on the food available during long journeys! This recipe is just one of the few easy on-the-go recipes I use to satiate my hungry kids. Going through the pictorial depiction of the ingredients and method of cooking, you would agree with me how easy and yummy this simple recipe turns out. Go ahead and have fun cooking this, and do let me know your comments.

Ingredients:  

Boiled Eggs, Onions, Green Chilies, Tomato, Ginger, Garlic, Oil- 30 ml, 1 tsp Cumin, 2 tsp Red Chilli Powder,  Salt to taste and Sprig of fresh mint. Little water will be needed for mixing the ingredients.

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Prepare the Ingredients for use:

I sliced the onions and chopped the tomatoes. Each egg was sliced into four. As the yolk is not preferred, I used yolk of only two eggs.

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The cumin, green chilies, garlic and ginger were roughly crushed using mortar and pestle as we don’t need a fine paste.

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Method:

Heat oil in a Kadai/frying pan and add the sliced onions to it.  Fry onion till pinkish in color.  Add the coarsely ground chilies and ginger garlic mix.  Then add the chopped tomatoes.

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Cook the tomatoes for sometime, then add the turmeric, and chili powder and salt.

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Then add the sliced eggs and little water to mix all the ingredients. Simmer for few minutes. Garnish with mint and green chili and serve either with paratha or roti or any type of bread.

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The onion masala can be kept ready in the fridge to be used for later and thus by just adding boiled eggs to it the dish can be made in no time.

Enjoy.

ashu:)

Tandoori Chicken

I take this opportunity for wishing you all a very Happy New Year 2014. This is the first blog of 2014, so it had to be written on a special day. Today is a very special day for me as two awesome people, my elder sister and brother-in-law, are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. In this journey of my life, they are among the list of people who have always mattered most; their presence, association has contributed a lot, enriched this journey, and I definitely feel blessed to be related to them.

As every celebration calls for good food, hence I took the occasion to cook Tandoori chicken (grilled chicken) to celebrate this momentous event. This dish is a perfect blend of different spices, hung yogurt, and lemon, and the chicken needs to be well marinated to enjoy flavor of the spices with every bite.

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I purchased the whole dressed chicken( 900 gm), a day in advance, coated the clean chicken with a mix of: 1 Tbsp Oil and some salt and garam masala.

Method: 

  1. In a bowl make a marinade by mixing 3 tbsp of Tandoori chicken masala + 2 tbsp of hung yogurt + salt to taste + 1 tsp of red chilli powder + half lemon juice.
  2. This mix is then coated over the chicken that has now been cut into 4 pieces, with the chicken legs and breast pieces deeply slit so that the marinade can be rubbed into each piece till it reaches the bone. Coat all the pieces with the marinade thoroughly.
  3. Leave it to marinate for 5-6 hours or as I left it in the refrigerator overnight for best result/taste.
  4. Heat the oven grill to 180 °C. Prepare tray by covering it with aluminium foil, brush the chicken with oil and arrange on the tray.
  5. Grill the chicken for 30-40 min, depending upon the desired grill effect. After the first 15 min of grilling, check the tray and turn the chicken pieces over so the other side gets done evenly. Remove tray from grill when chicken is completely done.

Serving Option:  This can be served with sliced onion and tomatoes dashed with lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste or with yogurt mixed with ground fresh mint and salt to taste.

Enjoy.

ashu 🙂