Imli Chutney Recipe | Tamarind Chutney Recipe

Quick Imli Chutney / Sweet Tamarind Sauce

Instant and super quick recipe of Imli Chutney / Tamarind Chutney.
This Imli chutney recipe is one of the most important accompaniment in most of Indian snacks. Imli chutney is often used in north indian chaat snacks like aaloo tikki chaat, dahi bhalle, papdi chaat. Imli chutney is also served with samosas, pani puri, kachoris and parathas.

Imli chutney can be also stored for 10- 15 days in refrigerator.
In this recipe I am using sugar for making Imli chutney/ Tamarind sauce. You can also use jaggery.

How to make Quick Imli Chutney | Sweet Tamarind sauce

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Ingredients:

Tamarind/Imli – 1/3 cup
Sugar – 1 cup
Oil – 1 tsp
Dry Red Chili – 2
Salt – 1 tsp
Water – as required

Method:

  1. Soak tamarind in water for 3-4 hours.
  2. Squeeze the pulp from the tamarind with your hand. Discard fibers and seeds.
  3. Sieve the pulp and keep aside.
  4. Heat oil in a pan / kadai.
  5. When oil is hot, add 2 dry red chilies and let them crackle.
  6. Now add the sieved pulp and cook till comes to boil.
  7. Add 1 cup sugar, 1 tsp salt and cook for 5-6 minutes.
  8. Switch off the flame and let the tamarind chutney cool.
  9. Once cooled, you can store it in refrigerator.

 

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Veg Mayonnaise Sandwich Recipe

Veg Mayonnaise Sandwich – Sandwich made with lots of veggies and mayonnaise.

How to make Veg Mayonnaise Sandwich on Tawa.

Ingredients:

Bread – 4 slices
Onion – 1 small finely chopped
Capsicum – 1/2 finely chopped
Red bell pepper – 1/2 finely chopped
mayonnaise – 2 tbsp
Pepper powder – 1/4 tbsp
Butter – 2 tbsp

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Method:

  • Take chopped onion, capsicum and red bell pepper in a bowl.
  • Add 2 tbsp mayonnaise and pepper powder.
  • Mix well.
  • Take one slice of a bread and spread a thick layer of mayonnaise and vegetables mixture on the bread slice evenly.
  • Cover it with another bread slice.
  • Heat a tawa.
  • When tawa is medium hot add 1/2 tbsp butter on it.
  • Now place the sandwich on tawa with spreading the butter.
  • Now place a flat surfaced plate on the sandwich. On top of plate, place a weight.
  • Toast like this for few minutes.
  • When base becomes brown, flip it.
  • Again add 1/2 tbsp butter, spread it and place the plate and weight on it.
  • Again toast for few minutes on low flame till the base become golden and crisp.
  • Once sandwich is brown and crisp from both sides, remove the plate.
  • Serve Sandwich hot with tomato ketchup and green chutney.

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Kathal Curry | Jackfruit Curry Recipe

Kathal Curry Recipe- Made with authentic Indian style.

How to Make Kathal Curry or Jackfruit Curry:

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Ingredients:

Kathal/Jackfruit – 500 gm cut into medium sizes pieces
Onion – 2 to 3 sliced
Jeera/Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Bay Leaf/Tej patta – 2
Haldi/Turmeric powder – 1 tbsp
Jeera/Cumin powder – 1 tbsp
Coriander/Dhaniya powder – 1 tbsp
Chili/Mirch powder – 1/2 tbsp
Ginger Garlic paste – 2 tbsp
Garam Masala powder – 1 tsp
Oil
Salt

Method:

  • Heat 3 to 4 tbsp Oil in kadai.
  • Add Kathal/jackfruit pieces and cook till they become tender.
  • Once kathal pieces become tender and golden in color, switch off the flame and keep it aside.
  • In the same kadai heat 2 to 3 tbsp oil.
  • Add Cumin/jeera seeds and Bay leaf/Tejpatta. Let them splutter.
  • Add 2 medium sliced Onion and cook till become golden.
  • Meanwhile take 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste. Add 1 tbsp cumin, 1/2 tbsp chili, 1 tbsp turmeric and  1 tbsp coriander powder.
  • Add water to make a thick paste. Keep aside.
  • Once onion turns golden, add prepared paste.
  • saute with continuous stirring till oil start separating from it.
  • Add salt.
  • Once all raw aroma goes off and oil starts separating, add fried kathal/jackfruit pieces And Mix well.
  • Cook kathal with spices for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add 3 cups of water  and cook on high flame.
  • Once it comes to boil, add garam masala and set flame to low.
  • Now cover and let simmer for 4 to 5 minutes or till kathal/jackfruit is cooked.
  • Switch off the flame and let it set for 5-10 minutes.
  • Serve hot with rice or roti.

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Stuffed Tomato Gravy Recipe

Stuffed Tomato Gravy Recipe: A delicious tangy stuffed tomato gravy. Tomato is stuffed with potato and peas. How to make stuffed tomato gravy:

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Ingredients:
For Stuffing:

Tomato – 4

Potato – 3 boiled and mashed

Matar/Green Peas – 1/4

small bowl Onion – 1 chopped

Turmeric/Haldi powder – 1/4 tsp

Red Chili/Mirch powder – 1/4 tsp

Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp

Garam Masala powder – 1/4 tsp

Chopped Coriander Salt as per taste

For Gravy:

Onion – 1 sliced Ginger

Garlic paste – 1 tbsp

Turmeric/Haldi powder- 1 tsp

Coriander powder – 1 tsp

Chili/Mirch Powder – 1/2 tsp

Matar/Green Peas – 1/4 small bowl

1 boiled potato – broken into small pieces

Chopped coriander

Jeera/Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Asafoetida/Hing 1 pinch

Make Stuffing:

  • Heat 2tbsp oil in a kadai.
  • Add chopped onion.
  • Add 1/2 tsp turmeric, 1/2 tsp Chili and 1/4 tsp coriander powder.
  • Saute for few seconds.
  • Add salt.
  • Add Matar. Saute for few seconds.
  • Add 1/4 tsp Garam Masala powder and mix.
  • Add mashed boiled potato.
  • Saute for 1 – 2 minutes.
  • Add chopped coriander.
  • Switch off the flame and keep potato mixture aside for stuffing.
  • Cut the top of the tomatoes and remove it.
  • Now scoop out pulp with a spoon.
  • Grind pulp and keep aside. We will use it while making gravy.
  • Stuff the tomatoes with filling. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • When oil is medium hot, place the tomatoes in pan and cook on low flame till tomato become little tender. It will take approx 1 minute.
  • Don’t cook for longer as tomato will be overcooked and stuffing will come out.
  • Once Tomato becomes tender, take it out and keep aside.

Making Gravy:

  • Now for gravy heat 2-3 tbsp oil in the same pan.
  • Add 1 tsp cumin seeds.
  • Add a pinch of Asafoetida/Hing.
  • Once Onion turns golden, Add 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste. Saute until raw smell goes off.
  • Add 1 tsp urmeric powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp chili powder podwer and saute for few seconds.
  • Add Peas and saute for few seconds.
  • Saute for few seconds. Then add tomato pulp to it and again cook for few seconds.
  • Add Salt.
  • Now add 3 cups of water and let it comes to boil.
  • Add chopped coriander leaves and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now add stuffed tomato to  the gravy. Cook it for another 1 minute and switch off the flame.
  • Let it set for 5 minutes and serve hot with rice.

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Methi Paratha Recipe

Methi Paratha Recipe – A Healthy and quick Breakfast

Methi Paratha is made of whole wheat flour and fresh fenugreek / methi leaves. It’s a popular paratha recipe.
Methi is very good for health. Methi paratha is easiest way to include methi in our diet.Dried Methi leaves known as Kasoori methi can be also used for making methi paratha but fresh methi leaves are always a better option.

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As fenugreek is rich in fibre and antioxidants, it helps in flushing out harmful toxins from the body and thus, aids digestion, deal with constipation. Methi lowers blood pressure, reduces risk of heart disease, helps you loose weight.
Other than these Methi leaves are also good for hair and skin.

How to make Methi Paratha:
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Ingredients:
Wheat Flour/Aatta – 2 bowl
Fresh Fenugreek/Methi Leaves – 200 gm
Green Chili – 2 chopped
Onion – 1 chopped
Ajwayan/Carrom Seeds – 1 tsp
Salt – 1 tsp
Turmeric/Haldi powder – 1 pinch
Oil

Method:

  • Heat oil in a kadai or pan.
  • Add chopped onion and green chillies. Saute just for few seconds (6-7 seconds).
  • Add a pinch of turmeric powder and mix.
  • Add Methi leaves.
  • Add salt and cook for 1 minute. Don’t cook it for longer time.
  • Switch off the flame. Let it get cool.
  • Now take wheat flour in a container. Add 1 tsp carrom/ajwayan seeds.
  • Add cooked methi leaves and mix it well with flour.
  • Now slowly add water in small incremental quantities and knead soft and smooth dough.
  • Now divide the dough into equal sized small balls.
  • Now flatten the ball with hand. Sprinkle flour on the rolling board and roll it into medium rounds.
  • Now heat a tawa. Place the paratha on tawa.
  • Once one side is cooked, flip it and let cook the another side.
  • Now spread oil around the paratha.
  • Flip it and spread oil this side too. Cook it by pressing edges with spatula.
  • Once Methi paratha is evenly cooked and get golden spots on it, Methi Paratha is ready. Take it out from tawa.
  • Place a cube of butter on Methi Paratha and serve hot with Pickle/curd/sauce/Tomato chutney/Any curry.
  • Methi paratha can just  be had with chai/tea. Methi Paratha is also a good tiffin box snack and stay soft if packed in aluminium foil.

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Make Chicken Tikka at home

This blog will teach you to prepare Chicken tikka at home without using oven or microwave. This Chicken Tikka is made using fresh coriander and mint leaves. Prepare this Green/Haryali Chicken Tikka at home and enjoy.

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Ingredients:

Boneless Chicken – 400 gm (Cut into medium sized pieces)
Mint Leaves- 50 gm
Coriander Leaves – 50 gm
Garlic- 4 cloves roughly chopped
Ginger – 1 inch roughly chopped
Green Chilies – 2 to 3
Turmeric/Haldi powder – 1/2 tsp
Chili/Mirch powder – 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Dry Mango/Aamchur powder – 1 tsp
Garam Masala – 1 tsp
Pepper powder – 2 pinch
Curd – 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil to fry

Making Green Chicken Tikka:

  • Take Mint and Coriander leaves in a grinder.
  • Add chopped ginger, garlic, green chilies and curd.
  • Grind without adding water to make a smooth thick paste.
  • To marinate the chicken, add this green mixture to chicken.
  • Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, chili powder and dry mango powder.
  • Mix very well.
  • Keep marinated chicken in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 mins, take out marinated chicken from refrigerator.
  • Now heat oil in a frying pan.
  • when oil is medium hot, add chicken pieces one by one to the pan and cook it on low flame.
  • Once one side of chicken is cooked, flip it to other side.
  • Keep checking and flipping chicken pieces till they are cooked from all the sides.
  • Once chicken is cooked from all the sides, chicken tikka is ready. Switch off flame.
  • Serve chicken tikka hot with onion and lemon pieces.

Tips: You can cover it while cooking to make it more soft.

 

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Veg Noodles Recipe

Veg Noodles Recipe | Veg Chow Mein | Vegetable Noodles

Recipe Video:

Ingredients:
Boiled Noodle – 200 gm
1 medium Capsicum – julienned
1 medium Carrot/Gajar – julienned
10 to 12 beans – thinly sliced diagonally
1/2 small Broccoli – cut into small pices
Soy Sauce – 1 tbsp
Chili Sauce – 1/2 tbsp
Tomato sauce – 1/2 tbsp
Aginomoto – 1 tsp
Salt as required
Oil – 2 tbsp

 

Method:

  • Heat enough amount of water in a pan with salt and few drops of oil.
  • When water comes to boil, add noodle.
  • Stir and let noodle cook.
  • Once noodles are coked well, drain them from hot water and rinse the noodles in fresh tap water.
  • Now drain noodles and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • First add beans and carrot and saute on medium flame for 10 seconds.
  • Then add broccoli and capsicum.
  • Continue to toss and stir fry till vegetables are almost cooked.
  • But don’t cook the vegetables till they become completely soft.
  • Add 1/4 tsp of salt. Don’t add more as sauces already contain salt. You can check the taste after adding sauce and add more if required.
  • Now add Soy sauce, Chili sauce and Tomato sauce one by one and mix well.
  • Add Aginomoto and mix.
  • Add boiled noodles.
  • Keep on tossing and stirring till the veggies are mixed well with the noodles.
  • Switch off the flame. Check the taste and add more salt or any sauces if required.
  • Serve the noodle hot.

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Upma | Vegetable Upma

Made with Suji/ Rava/ Semolina and vegetables. Upma is Easy to prepare, Healthy and delicious breakfast/ snacks dish.

Recipe Video:

Ingredients:
Roasted Suji/Rave/Semolina – 1 cup
Chopped onion – 1 medium
Chopped green chili – 2
Chopped Tomato -1
Thinly sliced carrot/gajar – 1
Thinly sliced capsicum – 1 small
Chana/Gram dal – 1 tbs
mustard seeds – 1 tbs
Curry leaves – 7-8
Oil – 2 tbsp
Salt

Method:

  • Heat some oil in a kadhai. Add mustard seeds. When it starts spluttering, add Chana/gram daal and Curry leaves.
  • Now add chopped onion and green chili. Saute till onion turns light golden.
  • Now add sliced carrot/gajar. Saute for few secs and add capsicum. Again saute it for few secs.
  • Meanwhile boil 2 cups of water in a pan.
  • Now add tomato. Cook until tomato becomes tender.
  • Once tomato becomes tender, add Salt and mix well.
  • Now add roasted suji/rava and mix well. Saute for few seconds.
  • Now add boiled water. Mix well and cook until it thickens completely. Keep stirring.
  • Now turn off the flame and serve hot.

 

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Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer is a popular Indian main course dish. Palak paneer is made with paneer/cottage cheese cooked in palak/spinach gravy.

Recipe video:

Ingredients:
For Palak Puree:
Palak/Spinach – 200 gm fresh
Garlic – 3 to 4 cloves
Ginger- 1/2 inch chopped
Green Chilies- 2

For Gravy:
Paneer – 250 gm
Onion – 1 medium chopped
Tomato- 1 medium chopped
Garlic- 4 to 5 finey chopped
Jeera/Cumin seeds- 1/2 teaspoon
Tej patta/Bay leaf- 1
Haldi/Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
Mirch/Red Chili powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Kasoori Methi – 1 teaspoon
Dry Red Chili- 2 broken into two halves
Garam masala powder- 1/2 teaspoon
Oil- 1 tbsp
Butter – 2 tbsp
Salt as required

Making Palak/Spinach puree-

  • Rinse the palak/spinach well in running water.
  • Boil 4 to 5 cups of water in a pan and add 1/4 tsp salt. Now add Palak/spinach leaves in the hot water. Cover it and let cook it for 3 minutes on medium flame.
  • When the palak leaves are blanching, take some water in a pan and add some ice cubes.
  • After 3 minutes strain the blanched palak leaves from hot water and add them to cold water. Keep Palak stock aside to use later.
  • After 1 minute strain it again from cold water.
  • Now add Palak/spinach leaves a grinder jar with 1/2 inch chopped ginger, 3 to 4 cloves garlic, 2 green chilies.
  • Make a smooth palak/spinach gravy without adding water. Keep it aside.

 

Making Palak Paneer Gravy-

  • Heat 1 tbsp oil and 2 tbsp butter in a pan or kadai.
  • Add 1/2 tsp jeera/cumin seeds, 1 Bay leaf/tej patta and 2 red chilies. Let them splutter.
  • Now add 1 medium chopped onion. Saute till Onion turns light golden.
  • Add 4 to 5 finely chopped garlic. Saute until raw aroma of garlic goes away.
  • Now add 1/4 tsp haldi/turmeric powder and 1/2 tsp chili powder. Saute for 10 to 20 seconds.
  • Add 1 medium chopped tomato. Stir and saute till tomatoes soften.
  • Once the tomatoes are softened, add salt.
  • Then add 1 tsp Kasoori Methi and mix well.
  • Add Palak/Spinach Puree.
  • Add 1/2 cup of palak/spinach stock or water or as required.
  • Add Garam Masala powder and stir very well.
  • Simmer for 4 to 5 minutes till palak or spinach is cooked.
  • Now add Paneer cubes(250 gms) and stir well.
  • Now cover and simmer for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Now add 2 tbsp cream. This is optional. I have not added.
  • Now stir and switch off the flame.
  • Serve Palak Paneer hot with roti, naan or rice.

 

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Salmon Fry

Indian style Salmon Recipe.

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Ingredients:

Salmon – 2 big pieces
Ginger garlic paste – 2 tsp
Haldi/Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
Mirch/Chili powder – 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
Jeera/Cuminpowder – 1/2 tsp
Curd – 2 tbsp
Salt as per taste
Oil to fry

Method:

  • Wash Salmon with turmeric and Lemon in running water.
  • Now mix all the spices( Ginger garlic paste,Turmeric Powder,Cumin Powder,Coriander powder,Chili Powder) with Curd and Salt to make a thick smooth paste. You can use little amount of water to make paste if required.
  • Now coat salmon with this paste from all the sides and keep it in refrigerator for half an hour.
  • Now heat oil in a pan.
  • Put salmon pieces in pan and fry from all sides until it gets cooked from all sides.
  • While cooking, you can cut it into small pieces to cook properly from all sides.
  • Once cooked from all the sides, take it out and serve hot with onion and lemon.

 

 

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