ANDA GHOTALA

What is life without street food? Being Mumbaikar eating pani puri at a stall or having a vada paav as take away is very common thing. So presenting today a famous surati street food ANDA GHOTALA. This can be eaten for breakfast, brunch or at dinner.

RECIPE:-
Ingredients:-

  • 4 eggs boiled and grated
  • 1 raw egg for gravy
  • 2medium onions finely chopped
  • 1 capsicum finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup processed cheese grated.
  • 2 medium tomatoes finely chopped
  • 5-6 garlic cloves roughly chopped
  • 2 green chillies slit
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon Paav bhaji masala ( I prefer rasoi magic masala)
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 25gms amul butter
  • Salt to taste.
  • 4 tbsp green coriander chopped

METHOD

  1. Heat a pan add oil and half the butter. Add cumin seeds and let them crackle.
  2. Add chopped onions and cook them until light golden.
  3. Add roughly chopped garlic and slit green chillies and saute for 30 seconds.
  4. Next goes in, the tomatoes and capsicum followed by red chilli, turmeric and coriander powder. Also add a pinch of salt to release the moisture.
  5. Let this cook until tomatoes are pulpy and oil starts separating.
  6. Then add the paav bhaji masala, grated eggs and processed cheese. Mix well. Adjust the salt.
  7. Finally crack the raw egg, beat it slightly till the yolk and whites combine. Add this to the pan and cook on high flame fo 30-40 seconds. 
  8. Remove in a serving plate and add a dollop of butter, cheese and green coriander. Serve with toasted paav and a sunny side up.

** Note use minimal amount of salt as the butter and cheese are already salty.

EGGLESS BROOKIES(BROWNIE-COOKIES)

A combination of BROWNIE and  a cookie makes this brookie is to die for!!!

RECIPE 

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup castor sugar/brown sugar
  • 100grams softened butter(1 pack of Amul butter)
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence.
  • 2 tablespoon milk(I avoid using it)
  • ½ cup chocolate chips


METHOD

  1. Grease a microwave friendly plate with butter or ghee
  2. In a bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda. Mix until combined.
  3. Cream together sugar to butter, add vanilla.
  4. Now combine the flour to make a soft dough.(Add milk if necessary)
  5. Add half of the chocolate chips and mix.
  6. Bring together to form a smooth dough.
  7. Chill the dough in the fridge for about 10-15 minutes so it is easier to make balls out of them.
  8. Make even sized balls and place on the greased plate, at least 2 inches apart from each other as these cookies tend to spread. 
  9. Place the other half of the chocolate chips on the balls so they can be seen on top once baked.
  10. Now microwave tis on maximum power setting for just 1 minute +/- 10-15 seconds, depending on the settings.
  11. Leave them on the tray until fully cool and then transfer to an airtight container.
  12. Enjoy this crispy on outside and soft on inside BROOKIES at leisure.

LOW CALORIE DAHI VADA

LOW CALORIE DAHI VADA

Yet another recipe very popular in many of our homes .. DAHI VADA or DAHI BHALLEY commonly called in some parts of North India.
We, the generation of today is very much health conscious and find healthier ways to make variety of recipes. So how can Dahi vada become healthy. Simple skip the deep frying of vadas and you get the healthiest version of this dish.

Here is my version of the famous DAHI VADA with negligible amount of oil. I cooked them in APPE PAN. You can also steam these like idlis.

LOW CALORIE DAHI VADA

RECIPE

Ingredients

  • 1 cup split black gram(urad dal)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • A pinch of Hing/asafoetida
  • 1/4 teaspoon jeera powder
  • 2 cups of low fat dahi/curd
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 4 tablespoon powdered sugar

FOR GARNISH

  • Red chilli powder
  • Jeera powder
  • Chat masala
  • Tamarind chutney(optional)

METHOD

  1. Soak 1 cup urad dal in 3 cups of water for 3-4 hours. Once soaked drain excess water and grind it to a thick paste.
  2. To this add salt, jeera powder and hing. Whisk this vada paste well with the help of a spoon or using hand for a good 3-4 minutes. Cover and keep aside for 15 minutes.
  3. In the mean time, prepare the sweet dahi that is used to dip these vadas. Mix together curd, milk and sugar. Set aside. 
  4. After 15 minutes you will see the batter is light and fluffy. Give it a mix for last time before cooking.
  5. Now, heat the APPE PAN and brush with very little oil. Spoon the batter into the sections provided. Let one side cook on a low flame for about 4minutes.

Turn these vadas using a fork or a chopstick. Let it cook on the other side too for a couple of minutes.

  1. Once all the vadas are done, in a serving plate pour some sweet dahi on the base. Now arrange these vadas and pour the rest of the dahi. 
  2. *** See to it that the vadas are covered with dahi. Press them a bit with the help of a spoon or spatula for the dahi to be soaked in them.
  3. Garnish with red chilli powder, jeera powder, chat masala and tamarind chutney.