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Pav Bhaji - A famous Mumbai Street Food

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A Famous Street food from Mumbai is Pav Bhaji. Its very easy to prepare if you have all the ingredients available.

 While mom used to prepare it she never adding cauliflower, but from the time I’ve known cauliflower is a must in this dish I’ve never missed it.
This Dish can be packed in kids tiffin Box too and kids will love it. Let’s see what we need to make this Yummy Pav Bhaji,


Ingredients  for Pav Bhaji 2 Tbsp Oil 1 Large Onion, finely chopped 2 tsp ginger garlic paste 2 Green chillies (slit lengthwise) 1 Green  Bell pepper, finely chopped 3 Tomatoes, finely chopped 1/2 Cup  cauliflower, boiled 1 Cup Potatoes-peeled, boiled and mashed 1/2 Cup Green peas, boiled and mashed 3 tsp Pav Bhaji Masala 1 tsp Red chili powder Butter – 1 tsp Coriander leaves -2 tbsp To taste Salt 1/2 tsp Lemon juice Pav’s/Buns to serve Extra Butter to brush over the Pav Chopped onions to serve with the bhaji
Method to Make Pav Bhaji: Heat oil in a pan. Add onions, ginger garlic paste and green chillies and sauté till raw smell goe…

Potato Poppers - Snack Box Recipes

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Recently I got many requests to start a snack box series for kindergarten as well as primary kids. And I am going to post recipes as and when possible. Many complain that their kid does not finish the snack/tiffin box, here I have a some tips. 1.Please do not overload the tiffin thinking the kid will finish it at school. 2.No one knows the kids appetite better than a mother so pack the food accordingly. 3.Do not repeat the same all days, this is being told as I’ve seen and heard that some kids get standard almost every day like dosa,bread,chapathi and nothing else. If not everyday try to change the menu and experiment something new. I know some of you work and do not have time but you can always do the prepping like chopping the vegetables, cooking pasta (making the sauce the next day) and such small things the day before. 4.Do not pack readymade food everyday ! I know many do not but such treats must be given once  in a while to school not regularly. 5.Pair the snack/tiffin along with som…

Kele Phodi/Raw banana rawa fry/Raw banana fritters

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Kele Phodi is a deep fried dish made with any variety of raw banana which is crispy outside and soft inside. This is a simple starter that can be served along Dal, Rice.


Serves : 4 Ingredients needed: Raw Banana -4 Red chilli powder – 2 tbsp, adjust spice accordingly Teaspoon of hing water or 1/4th tsp of hing powder Salt to taste Rawa/Semolina/Sooji – to roll the banana’s Oil to deep fry
Method: In a large bowl add water. Peel banana’s and cut them into wedges, add these wedges in the bowl of water this method helps in preventing the bananas from turning black.  When all the banana’s are ready, drain the water from the bowl. To the banana wedges add hing,salt,and red chilli powder and marinate it for atleast an hour. Meanwhile in a plate add the Semolina/Rawa as needed to coat the banana’s. Once the  marination is done coat all the banana’s making sure all the wedges are evenly coated. Heat oil for frying. Now add in banana wedges one by one in  hot oil and deep fry in medium heat until done. Once th…

Tomato Soup - Simple and Creamy

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Tomato soup is one of our family favourites. The first soup I ever tasted was Tomato! I guess it’s the same with my kids too and this fruit somehow creates a brightness in any dish. The tomato soup recipe is very simple and creamy. I do not add extra cream but yes I’ve used some for garnishing in this picture.



Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 1large or 2 small carrot, peeled and chopped 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 600 gms of tomatoes washed and quatered 1 tsp light brown sugar 1 bay leaf 500ml vegetable stock(optional) or use plain water 1 tsp cornflour mixed with 2 tbsp water 2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves

Method: Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Add the bay leaf,  carrot and garlic, cover with a lid and cook for 8-10 minutes, until softened and starting to colour. Add the qautered tomatoes, sugar  stir well to combine then cover the pan and cook for 10 minutes until the tomatoes start to soften. Once the tomatoes are tender allow the mixture to cool  Take out the bay leaf  …

Dahiwale Paneer- Paneer cooked in silky smooth yogurt gravy.

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Dahiwale Paneer is a easy side dish to go with Chapathi/Paratha/Jeera rice.

Ingredients: Paneer cut into 1 inch cubes-200 gms Dahi/Yogurt  well beaten– 1 ½ cups Onions sliced-1 cup Green cardamom -4 Black cardamom-5 Cinnamon stick -1 inch Bay leaf-1 Black pepper -1 tsp Jeera/cumin seeds – 1 tsp Turmeric powder – 1/4th tsp Jeera powder -1/4th tsp Chilli powdaten yogurt maand keep er -1 tsp(adjust spice accordingly) Coriander powder – 2 tsp Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp Cashewnut paste- 1 tbsp Cream – 1 tbsp( optional, I did not use) Kasuri methi powder – ½ tsp Coriander leaves finely chopped Oil -1tbsp

Method: In a wok add add oil when heats add bay leave, cardamom, black cardamom, jeera, cinnamon stick and black pepper and fry for a second. Now add in the sliced onions and fry till dark brown(do not burn). When onions are brown add in ginger garlic paste and fry until the raw smell has gone. To this add coriander powder,turmeric powder,jeera powder, red chilli powder and mix well and fry for a few seconds. Now…

Vegetarian Omelette

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If you do not want to eat eggs any day and want to eat an omelette  then this is perfect dish for you. It makes a tasty breakfast for whole family and its Vegan! I used to make this omelette before but it was a webit thicker than this. Ever since I made this method its just perfect. Serves :3 Method credit: cookingshooking website


 Here is the recipe to make vegetarian omelette.
Ingredients:
1 cup Gram flour/ besan/chickpea flour 1 tbsp wheat flour ¼ th cup finely chopped onions 2 tbsp finely chopped tomatoes 1 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves 3 green chillies finely chopped A pinch of baking soda Salt to taste Water approximately 2 cups Oil to drizzle for frying dosa
 Method:
In a large bowl add 1 cup chickpea flour and wheat flour and baking soda to this add water little by little(adjust water accordingly) and make into a smooth batter making sure it has no lumps. Whip the batter well. The batter must be a runny batter i.e if you drop the batter  on the pan it must be easy to swirl, the consis…

Pineapple Saffron

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Hello Aps Kitchen Readers! May this year 2018 bring lots of Happiness and good health in your life. This is a cool recipe that I adapted from KudpiRaj Maam. It is indeed yummy.



Ingredients:
Pineapple chunks 1 cup Sugar ¼ th cup(adjust according to the sweetness of pineapple) Saffron –little less than a pinch Method:
In a small bowl add a tbsp. hot water and soak saffron in it and keep aside for later use. In a mixer grinder/blender add in the pineapple chunks and churn it well to get a nice juice. Now strain the pineapple juice. ‘ In a pan add in the sugar and 1/4th cup water and dissolve the sugar completely. Now add in strained juice and mix well. Boil it for approximately 8-10 minutes making sure the juice thickens and does not stick to the bottom of the pan. When it is just done add the soaked saffron and its water in the pineapple juice and mix well, allow this to cool at room temperature. When cooled add in popsicle/icecandy mould and freeze for 6-8 hours or overnight. Enjoy making this!

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