Hummus dip

Ingredients

  1. Chickpeas – soaked and boiled
  2. Garlic cloves – 3
  3. Lemon juice – 1 tsp or per taste
  4. Olive oil – 100 ml
  5. Tahini paste (paste of white seesame seeds) – 2 tbsp
  6. Salt – per taste
  7. Curd (optional)

Method

  1. Soak overnight chickpeas then boil.
  2. In mixer, grind all the ingredients together .
  3. Maintain the consistency by varying the quantity of strained water(used in chickpeas boiling) during grind.

References –

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/quickhummousandolive_71473

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Dhokla

Ingredients:

  1. Besan – 2 cups
  2. Green chilly paste – per taste
  3. Ginger garlic paste – 3/4 tsp
  4. Eno (preferred) – 1 pouch
  5. OR  baking soda – 3/4 tsp
  6. salt – per taste
  7. lemon juice – 1 tbsp

For tempering:

  1. Rai – 1 tsp
  2. Sugar – 1 tsp
  3. Salt – per taste
  4. lemon juice (optional)
  5. chopped coriander leaves
  6. Slit green chilly – 2
  7. grated coconut – 1 tbsp
  8. water – 1 cup

Methodology:

  1. Sieve besan well to ensure there are no lumps
  2. Gradually keep adding water to it to form a thick paste
  3. rest it for 30 min
  4. Add other ingredients.
  5. Add ENO (or soda) only at the end, mix well and then when air bubbles start appearing, pour into your steaming (greased) container.
  6. Once steamed, let it cool for 5 min before cutting or extracting out from the container.
  7. For tempering , heat 1 tbsp oil in wok
  8. Add rai to it and cover else it splutters all over.
  9. Saute green slit chilies till done.
  10. Add water, salt and sugar. Bring to boil.
  11. Turn off the burner and add lemon
  12. Pour this on entire prepared dhokla spread carefully with spoon if required so that all pieces are well tempered.
  13. Garnish with chopped dhaniya and grated coconut

References:

http://nishamadhulika.com/snacks/besan-dhokla-recipe.html

From GKK FB group –

Instant Rava Dhokla(Healthy breakfast or dinner)
2cups suji
Sour buttermilk or 1 cup curd mixed and bland with 3cups of water.
chopped green chillies,
salt, dhanajira pwdr, pinch of hing, pinch of baking soda
Method:
Mix everything and make a smooth batter like dosa.
grease a plate and pore. Sprinkle red chilly powder.
Steam it for 10 mins on high.
Once they are done cool them for a while. And cut. Make tadka using rai, dry red chilly, curry leaves. Garnish with coriander.

Bhature of Chole fame

Ingredients

  1. White flour (Maida) – 4 cups
  2. Semolina (Sooji) – 0.5 cup
  3. Curd – 0.5 cup
  4. Oil – 2 tbsp
  5. Salt – 3/4 tsp
  6. Sugar – 1 tsp
  7. Baking soda – 3/4 tsp
  8. Lukewarm water to knead a soft dough

Methodology

1. Knead the dough and rest for 2 hrs covered with wet muslin/kitchen cloth.

2. Deep fry in oil on medium flame

References:

  1. http://www.sailusfood.com/2013/09/24/recipe-of-bhatura-punjabi-breakfast/
  2. http://nishamadhulika.com/deep_fry/chole_bhature_recipe.html

Mint chutney for snacks

Ingredients

  1. Mint – 1 cup
  2. coriander – 1 cup
  3. green chillies – per taste
  4. cumin powder
  5. amchoor
  6. chaat masala
  7. rock salt
  8. curd – 0.5 cup
  9. ginger – 0.5 ” piece
  10. garlic – 3-4 cloves
  11. 1 small onion

Methodology

  1. grind all ingredients together to form a paste
  2. beat curd to form a smooth paste
  3. mix together and adjust masalas per your taste
  4. can be served with fried snacks

Ref:

mint chutney recipe, how to make mint chutney | pudina chutney recipe

Baked Nachos

Ingredients

  1. All purpose flour (maida) – 1 cup
  2. Corn flour (makkai aata) – 0.5 cup
  3. white vinegar
  4. Grated cheese – 0.25 cup
  5. Turmeric – pinch
  6. Cajun spice* – 1tsp
  7. Baking powder  – 1 tsp
  8. salt – as per taste
  9. Oregano – pinch
  10. Chilli flakes – pinch

Cajun spice if not available can be indianized by mixing amchoor, hing, garam masala

Methodology

  1. Mix all the ingredients and knead dough.
  2. Roll out into thin chappatis
  3. Cut into triangle shapes
  4. Bake in a baking tray at 160 deg. for 4-5 min.
  5. Sprinkle olive oil on top of the baked nachos and make again for 1-2 min.
  6. Serve with salsa

Ref:

http://www.zeekhanakhazana.com/recipes/baked-nachos.html