Rajasthani Pyaj Ki Kachauri

Pyaz Ki Kachori – Cuisine of Rajasthan

Pyaz ki Kachori……originated in jodhpur and popular throughout Rajasthan is a spicy and savoury pastry, filled with onion and seasoned with some hot masala to give it a tangy taste.

Pyaz ki kachori

Pyaz ki kachori

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In last 2 3 months, I had some trips to Dholpur, city in eastern part of Rajasthan, where I got the chance to taste the famous cuisines of Rajasthan. I really enjoyed the trips as we were celebrating the each day with newborn member in our family and with lots of different cuisine of Rajasthan. Everyday in breakfast there were new snacks like Pyaz ki Kachori, bedmi ki puri, Dal ki kachori and that all served with special and spicy Aalu ki sabzi. These delectable snacks had some unique taste and crunch that I simply absorb them in my taste buds and tried to recreate that awesome cuisine of Rajasthan. I served Pyaz Ki Kachori with green chutney, khatti meethi chutney and hot Chai and I really enjoyed cooking my kachories and its fun to make them.

Pyaz Ki KachoriPyaz Ki Kachori

Pyaz Ki Kachori

Pyaz Ki Kachori

So here is my creation of Pyaz Ki Kachori, Which will definitely take you to somewhere with exotic flavours of Rajasthan.

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Pyaz Ki Kachori – Cuisine of Rajasthan

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6 Servings

Serving Size: 2 Kachori

Pyaz Ki Kachori – Cuisine of Rajasthan

Pyaz Ki Kachori is a perfect snack for tea time and it will definitely re-energize your day with some old memories of Rajasthan.

Ingredients

    For The Dough
  1. All Purpose Flour - 2 Cups
  2. Oil - 1 Tablespoon
  3. Water as per required for the soft dough
  4. Oil For Frying
    For The Onion Filling
  1. Vegetable Oil - 2 Tablespoon
  2. Cumin Seeds - 1 Teaspoon
  3. Fennel Seeds - 1 Teaspoon
  4. Asafoetida Powder - 1/2 Teaspoon
  5. Red Chili Powder - 1 Teaspoon
  6. Garam Masala Powder - 2 Teaspoon
  7. Chaat Masala Powder - 2 Teaspoon
  8. Dry Mango Powder - 3 Teaspoon
  9. Chopped Onion - 1/2 Cup
  10. Gram Flour - 1/2 Cup
  11. Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves - 1/2 Cup
  12. Salt as per Taste

Instructions

    For The Dough
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and knead into a semi soft dough, Knead for 3 to 4 mins.
  2. Cover the dough and keep aside.
    For The Onion Filling
  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan.
  2. Add fennel seeds and cumin seeds, when crackle add asafoetida powder.
  3. Add chopped onions and stir well for 5 minutes.
  4. Now add gram flour, garam masala powder, chat masala powder, dry mango powder, chili powder and salt,mix well and cook on a medium flame till all the mixture turn brown.
  5. Remove the mixture from the flame and add chopped coriander leaves.
  6. Let it cool and keep aside.
    How To Proceed
  1. Divide the dough in equal portions.
  2. Roll out each portion of the dough into a diameter circle.
  3. Place one portion of onion filling in the centre.
  4. Bring together all the sides, seal it tightly and remove any excess dough.
  5. Roll the filled portion again and ensure that the filling does not spill out.
  6. Repeat the steps to make more kachories.
  7. Heat oil in a deep kadai and deep fry kachories on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes and then fry on a slow flame till the kachories turn golden brown.
  8. Drain on a absorbent paper and serve immediately.

Notes

While filling the onion mixture try not to fill it over as it can cause the kachories to break while frying.Try to fry kachories on slow flame to make crispy kachories.Serve these kachories with green chutney, khatti meethi chutney and hot tea.

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And don’t forget to click my video version of Pyaz Ki Kachori 🙂

Holi special dahi vada

Holi Special Dahi Vada

Dahi Vada or Dahi Bhalla, whatever the name you call it, is famous in whole India. These vadas are made with yellow lentils and green lentils and accompanied with yogurt and an instant tangy and sweet sauce

Holi special dahi vada

 

Dahi Vada is one of the famous festive item in every Indian home. These are made with love and off course made in bulk. Whenever we had Dahi vada at home or at any occasion we just sit in the corner and enjoy most spongy and chat pata item and hope no one disturbs you in your own world. Actually it happens to me. Dahi Vadas are really easy to make for any festive season. 

 

Holi Special Dahi Vada

 

The hot deep fried vadas are first soaked in luke warm water and transferred to thick beaten yogurt. To add more flavour they may be topped with coriander or mint leaves and for garnishing dry mango powder sauce (amchur ki chutney) is best.

 

Holi Special Dahi Vada Recipe
 
Author: 
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: Serving 4
  • Serving size: 1
  • Calories: 131
  • Fat: 0.3 g
  • Saturated fat: 0
  • Unsaturated fat: 0
  • Trans fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 22 g
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 82 mg
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 11 g
  • Cholesterol: 0
Recipe type: Street Food, Festive Items, Snack, Healthy Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
These Dahi vadas are made with yellow lentils and green lentils and accompanied with yogurt and an instant dry mango powder sauce.
Ingredients
  • Yellow Moong Dal - 1 Cup
  • Yellow Urad Dal - ½ Cup
  • Asafoetida Powder (heeng) - 1 Tablespoon
  • Yogurt - 1 Cup
  • Dry Mango Powder Sauce(Amchur Ki chutney) - ½ Cup
  • Chili Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Roasted Cumin powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar to taste
  • Cooking Oil For Frying
  • Water as needed
Instructions
  1. Soak the both lentils in water for 3 to 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Wash and drain the lentils.
  3. Grind both the lentils separately in a blender and make a smooth paste.
  4. Mix both the lentils paste into a big bowl and beat them using electric beater or hand for 2 to 3 mins.If using hands beat for 5 to 7 mins.
  5. Now take some batter with the help of your fingers and make a ball.
  6. Deep fry the balls in hot oil in low medium flame till the vadas are golden brown.
  7. Take out the vadas from the oil and soak them in luke warm water with some salt added in that water.
  8. Soak vadas for about 30 mins to 1 hour.
  9. Just before serving squeeze out the excess water from the vadas.
  10. Add sugar and salt as per taste in yogurt and beat it to make it smooth.
  11. Now arrange the vadas on the serving dish and top with the whisked yogurt.
  12. Garnish with the rosted cumin powder, chili powder, dry mango powder sauce(amchur ki chutney) and pomegranate seeds.
Notes
To add more flavor, Dahi Vada may be topped with coriander or mint leaves, crushed black pepper, chaat masala, shredded coconut, green chilis or boondi.
 

India vs Pakistan - 5 Ways To Win TV Remote Fight

India vs Pakistan – 5 Ways To Win TV Remote Fight

If you are a cricket buff like I am, 15th Feb 2015, that is the coming Sunday, would be more of a worry for you rather than the day prior to that. Not that I am marking 14th Feb as a useless day (so if you are a lady reading this, please don’t get offended; you will love the end result of this post more than your husbands will !!) but for the second best day of the year (the first one being your wife’ birthday) I will keep another post running some time soon!

So yeah shifting the focus back to cricket, I am sure your mind is already running plans to find a way to catch hold of the TV remote to be able to watch the epic battle that India vs Pakistan matches are normally considered to be. After all TV remote fight is nothing less than an Ind vs Pak battle. The Valentine day’ gifts, a day prior, would surely help but if you are looking for some more, I present to you five lovely recipes that you could churn in no time to give your awesome wife a well deserved Sunday rest (and that win over the TV remote to you). If she can be kept out of the kitchen with no worries, I bet you a free treat the TV remote will not get her touch for a full one day!

Note: If India fields first it may present to you a golden chance to do the preparation in advance. You will see why I mention this 😉

India vs Pakistan 2015 and TV Remote Fight: Morning Session

If you are in India, pay special attention to the breakfast time. The match will start at around 9:00 am IST, so you need to make sure that the awesome work you did previous day gets carried over on THE next morning. I suggest 2 items here that can be the best start to the morning considering that we are still not out of winter and the early morning cold wind is just a perfect time for these kind of recipes.

Mixed Palak Pakoda or Pav Bhaji

I leave it to you to decide in between the two! If the lady of the house is comfortable with deep-fried in the morning; go for mixed palak pakodas (Spinach Fritters) as they are healthy and the perfect tea time snacks as well.

Preparation Time: 20 min     Cooking Time: 15 min

mixed palak pakoda

Although if you need an item that is a bit heavy feeling (to last till lunch and keep her lethargy going) yet looks tempting and light; pav bhaji is even a better option!!

Preparation Time: 10 min     Cooking Time: 30 min

Pav Bhaji

Time for Lunch: Innings Break

Chilly Ginger Mushroom Fry

The first session should last around 3.5 hrs which means you need to make sure you start the lunch preparation somewhere around 12:30 pm IST and be done with it just before 1:15 pm IST (Remember the Note I put before we started with recipes). During this time if you think there is no danger in losing the territory, you may provide the remote to your beloved. Just make sure you don’t lose it altogether 😉 .

Looking at this Chilly Ginger Mushroom Fry I would say its the best to be cooked in quick time. All you need is make sure you have all the ingredients ready before hand and all chopping done. This is only treated as a starter so make sure you don’t give all the 45 min to it or else the main course dish will make you miss the start of second half. Utilize the innings break to prepare this starter as well as the main item I describe next!

In case you are interested, here is the Ginger Chili Mushroom Fry Video Recipe on YouTube!

Preparation Time: 7 min     Cooking Time: 15 min

Ginger Chili Mushroom

Stuffed Tomato with Paneer (with Rumali Roti)

As with Chilly Ginger Mushroom Fry, get your ingredients ready before hand. Both the items are lunch items and need some fry so you should be able to do them in parallel in the kitchen. Both these don’t take that much time and are quick recipes as specified on Flavour Basket so the innings break should be good enough. You may substitute potatoes in place of paneer (cottage cheese) in case you think the lady will like that more.

Here is the Stuffed Tomato with Paneer video recipe on YouTube !

Preparation Time: 10 min     Cooking Time: 30 min

Stuffed Tomato with paneer

Unless you are really fast I assume you won’t get the time for bread. And since you can’t do away with this, I suggest you order some from a nearby restaurant. Looking at the items I suggest, I would say Rumali Roti would best fit. As obvious, I let you decide on the quantity!!

Mango Olive Walnut Salad

So while we keep an eye on the watch, don’t miss out on the healthy aspect of the items you are preparing. Just to add to the lunch menu, this salad would be a real treat to add the perfect partner to the other recipes. More so because you can make it tangy as well as healthy at the same time.

Preparation Time: 15 min

Mango Olive Walnut Salad

Mission Accomplished: How about a nice finish !

Choco lava Cake

Again, the lunch items should be good enough for the second innings that you go through. But just to wind up a lovely day being the host for your better half; lets end it up with a nice evening dessert. Eggless Molten Chocolate Lava Cake should be the best company to provide back the TV remote back to your wife 🙂

And the Eggless Molten Chocolate Lava Cake video recipe !

Preparation Time: 15 min     Cooking Time: 10 min

Eggless Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

No matter what the result of the encounter, the smile on your beloved face should make your day. Happy hunting and cooking !!

So?? Were you able to win that remote and your wife’ heart too? Don’t forget to put in your comments to let me know how it went !!

Aloo Tikki Chaat Recipe

Aloo Tikki Matar Chaat Recipe

Aloo Tikki Matar chaat..its a delight to watch boiled potatoes turn into patties and shallow fried in hot oil, served with the delicious chaat toppings, yellow peas and chutneys. First in all chaat counters and has a fan following its own.

  • Preparation Time – 10 Mins
  • Cooking Time – 20 Mins
  • Makes 6 servings

As a kid we don’t have memories of our parents taking us out to eat chaat. First, outside food was kept at a distance and second, even the mention of spicy food was enough to raise eyebrows. So the only time we were able to sneak past some and finally confront the watering tongue of ours to reach the chaat stall was under the false assumption of extra classes. Those days were fun!

So, this time around we bring to you one of those childhood memories; those friends meetup points on the chaat stall and those winter late evenings when the hot aloo tikki matar chaat was just awesome 🙂 . So enjoy this Aloo Tikki Matar Chaat Recipe from Flavour Basket and live your childhood memories!!

Aloo Tikki Matar Chaat

                                 Ingredients For Aloo Tikki Matar Chaat Recipe

For Aaloo Tikki

  • Potatoes – 1½ Cup boiled and mashed
  • Corn Flour – 2 tablespoon
  • Salt to taste
For Yellow Peas Topping
  • Yellow Peas(peeli matar) – 1½ Cup boiled
  • Dry Mango (amchur) Powder – 2 tablespoon
  • Red Chili Powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin (zeera) seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida (hing) – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
For Other Toppings
  • Chopped Onion
  • Chopped Tomato
  • Chopped Ginger
  • Chopped Green Chilies
  • Chopped Coriander Leaves
  • Coriander (Dhania) Chutney
  • Dry Mango(amchur) Chutney
  • Yogurt
                                         Aloo Tikki Matar Chaat
                                        Method For Aloo Tikki Matar Chaat Recipe
For Yellow Peas Topping
  • Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, when seeds are cracking add asafoetida(hing).
  • Add yellow peas, dry mango powder and salt.
  • Mix all ingredients well and cook for for 1 min and remove from the flame and keep aside.
For Aloo Tikki
  • Take boiled potatoes in a bowl, add salt and corn flour.
  • Mash and mix all the ingredients well with hands.
  • Take a spoonful of potato mixture and make a round ball.
  • Press the ball gently into rounded flattish patties. 
  • Shallow fry on a pan, when golden brown and crisp its done.
How to proceed
  • On a serving plate spread some yellow peas topping, put one potato patty over it then add more yellow topping.
  • Garnish with some yogurt, chopped onion, chopped tomato, chopped ginger, chopped green chilies, coriander chutney and dry mango powder chutney. 
Handy Tip
  • Serve potato patties and yellow peas topping hot to take awesome taste of this Aloo Tikki Matar Chaat.

 

chili corn fritters

Chili Corn Fritters

Chili Corn Fritters… Green chilies are stuffed and covered with mashed potato, seasoned with herb and spices, dipped in a corn meal batter and then fried in oil are perfect tea time snack.

  • Preparation Time – 10 to 15 Mins
  • Cooking Time – 10 to 15 Mins
  • Makes 4 servings


Usually we have besan ke pakode with our evening tea.. but this time I have tried different combinations of flavours for tea time snack. Using corn meal batter instead of regular gram flour batter,it’s a good option for fritters. It taste good and are more crispy than gram flour fritters. Chili Corn Fritters has a unique taste as as it has corn meal as binder and we get the hot flavour of chili inside the fritters, stuffed with mashed potato.    

chili corn frittersIngredients For Chili Corn Fritters 

  • Potato – 1 Cup boiled and mashed
  • Corn Meal Flour(Makai ka atta) – 4 Tablespoon
  • Onions – 1/3 Cup chopped
  • Ginger – 1 teaspoon chopped
  • Coriander leaves – 1/2 teaspoon chopped
  • Green Chilies –  6 to 7
  • Cumin Seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • Fennel Seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • Chaat Masala – 1 tablespoon
  • Corn Flour – 1 tablespoon
  • salt to taste
  • Cooking oil 
 chili corn fritters

Method For Chili Corn Fritters

  • Take boiled potatoes in a bowl ,mash them and add chopped onions, chopped coriander leaves and chopped ginger.
  • Add cumin seeds, fennel seeds, chaat masala, corn flour and salt.
  • Mix all together very well so that all the spices get mixed with potatoes and onions.
  • In a different bowl take corn meal flour(makai ka aata) and add salt and chaat masala according to you taste.
  • Make a thick batter using little bit of water.
  • In all green chilies make a cut that runs through from top to bottom.
  • Now wrap the potato mixture around the green chilies so it also act as the filling through the cut we made to the chilies.
  • Make sure the chilies are nicely covered with the potato mixture.
  • Now dip the potato covered chilies in corn meal batter nicely and deep fry them in hot oil till they are golden brown.
  • Repeat the process with other chilies also and keep frying.
  • Serve hot.