Bharwa Mirchi or Besan wali Mirchi Recipe

Sometimes we feel like eating simple food like sabzi and roti or dal. To make that simple food taste spicy treat you can make this easy Bharwa Mirchi or besan wali Mirchi. Don’t worry it will take minimum time to cook and will add spicy and chatpata twist to your simple food. I can bet that you can eat any sabzi if you have these tasty mirchi to go with. Try it to believe it. And yup this special recipe is from my special MIL.

Let’s jump in to our recipe,

Ingredients:

  • Mirchi or big green chilies (7/8 piece)
  • Oil (2 tbsp for shallow frying)
  • For stuffing
    • Jeera or cumin seeds (1 tsp)
    • Red chili powder (1 tsp)
    • Turmeric powder (1 tsp)
    • Dhaniya and jeera powder (1 tsp)
    • Amchur powder (1 tsp)
    • Saunf or fennel seeds powder (1 tsp)
    • Salt as per taste
    • Besan or Gram flour (1 cup)
    • Oil (2 tbsp )
    • Asafetida or Hing (1 pinch)

Recipe:

Take chilies and wash them. Slit them and deseed them. Keep them aside.

Now to make stuffing, take pan and heat oil in it. Once oil is hot enough add jeera to it. Let it splutter and add Hing to it. Add turmeric to it. Now add besan and let it cook nicely. Once it changes color and leaves aroma add other dry spices to it. Mix them all and cook them. Now let it cool down. At this stage you can store this stuffing in dry glass container in fridge.

Now take slit and deseeded chilies and stuff the filling prepared. Take pan and heat oil in it. Once it is hot enough add stuffed chilies to it. Cover the lid and let them cook. After few minutes check them and keep them flipping so that they get cooked nicely from all side. And Your Barwa Besan Mirchi is ready to serve with Sabzi roti or dal roti or you can serve it as a sabzi with hot chapati.

You can store them in fridge or just store the stuffing masala you have prepared in air tight glass jar.

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Healthy and quick recipe of Carrot Peas Chapati Veg Roll

When you are hungry and need something quick and tasty snacks make maggi. No, not when you want to have something healthy. I am going to share very healthy and quick recipe for such morning or evening hungers. Even kids will love it. Ingredients are super easy to get and mostly available at home.

There are different types of veg rolls options. Based on season you can decide what filling is going insideyour veg roll. You can have mixed veg stuffed or paneer stuffing or some chatpata potato stuffing. Even you can make sweet chapati rolls by using sugar or chocolate syrup or some chocolate spread or cheese spread. Told you na, multiple options are there. Just experiment based on your taste.

In this winter season, carrots and peas where available at home so made carrot peas chapati veg roll.

Benefits:

Carrots: Carrots are good source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, so they help boost your immunity. Carrots are good for your eyes and skin. The fiber contain in carrots help in cholesterol and boost heart health. For your digestive health they are good cause they contain significant amount of dietary fibers. Carrots are good for weight loss too, so add them in the diet food list of yours.

Matar or green peas: Green peas are good source of vitamin c and other anti oxidants which improves your immune system, good source of plant based protein too, high fiber content in them helps in digestion, good for heart and eyes.

Let’s jump in to our recipe,

Ingredients:

  • Carrots (2 no grated)
  • Matar (1/2 cup)
  • Green chili (1 chopped)
  • Curry leaves (for tempering)
  • Jeera / cumin seeds (1 tsp for tempering)
  • Oil (1 tsp)
  • Asafetida / Hing (1 pinch)
  • Salt as per taste
  • For making dough
    • Wheat flour (1 cup)
    • Oil (1 tsp)
    • Salt as per taste
    • Water as required

Recipe:

First take carrots, wash and clean them. Grate them and keep them aside. Take green peas and wash them.

Now take a pan and heat it on the gas stove. Add 1 tsp oil to it and let it get hot. Once it is hot enough add cumin seeds to it. Add pinch of Hing. Now add curry leaves and chopped chili to it. Sauté them a little. Now add Green peas and grated carrot to it. Add salt to it and mix them all nicely. Now keep the lid on and let it cook. If you are using mix veg, you can add red chili powder or garam masala to it.

To make chapati let’s make dough first. Take wheat flour and add salt and oil to it. Mix them and make poori like dough with water. Now make small balls out of it and roll a chapati out of it. Make big chapati so that we can add more stuffing to it. Now heat tawa on the gas stove and cook chapati.

Once it is cooked well from both the side, keep it in a plate. Spread green chutney on it. You can use tomato ketchup or cheese spread as well. I am making healthy version so just added green chutney to it. Add stuffing to chapati and roll it. Your Carrot peas chapati veg roll is ready to eat.

If you are making them for kids avoid adding green chili and use ketchup or cheese spread to spread on chapati before adding veg stuffing. Also if you are in hurry you can use brown bread or any sandwich bread and make yummy sandwich with veg stuffing prepared. Very easy and healthy food option, don’t you agree?

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Harabhara Sabz Pulao – Zero oil recipe loaded with green vegetables

Making pulao that too without oil looked impossible to me. I love ghee tadka in all my dal, khichdi or other recipes. So when I came across this recipe, I was like no way this is going to taste nice. But I am glad I tried this recipe.. omg it’s really the best one. We are not going to use oil but we are going to use fresh grated coconut to give it same texture we expect from pulao.

Benefits:

It is oil free recipe so if you are watching your weight, here you go. Also I tried it with brown rice so doubled up benefits, but you can use basmati rice as well. We are going to put green vegetables so it will be a healthy recipe.

Let’s jump in to our recipe,

Ingredients:

  • Brown rice (1/2 cup)
  • One big onion (chopped)
  • Carrots (1 small piece chopped) you can use potato also instead of carrot
  • French beans (4/5 chopped)
  • Matar or green peas (1/2 cup)
  • Capsicum (1 small chopped)
  • Green chilies (1 chopped)
  • Lemon Juice (1 tbsp)
  • Fresh coconut grated (1/2 cup)
  • Coriander leaves (to make green paste)
  • Mint leaves (to make green paste)
  • Whole Spices
    • Bay leaf
    • Cloves
    • Cinnamon stick
    • Jeera (1 tsp)
  • Salt as per taste

Recipe:

First chop all vegetables. Take brown rice or basmati rice for pulao, wash them and soak them in water. Take coriander leaves and mint leaves, wash them and make thick paste in mixture.

In cooker we are going to make it, so take cooker and put it on gas stove. Switch on the gas and add whole spices we have taken. Roast them a little. Now add chopped onion to it and let it cook a little.

Add chopped vegetables and chopped chilis to it. Add fresh grated coconut to it. Add green paste we have made and mix them all nicely. Add little water and let this all cook a little.

Now add salt and lemon juice to it. Add brown rice soaked and water to it. Now let it get boiled and close the cooker lid and let it cook till 3/4 whistles.

Your oil free and vegetables loaded Harabhara sabz pulao is ready!

Enjoy it with cucumber raita, onion raita or with plain curd. Also you can cook this recipe in pan also. Just you need to cook rice before hand. So cook your vegetables same way in a pan and add boiled rice to it. Whether you cook it in a cooker as a one pot cooked meal or in a pan, it is going to taste awesome.

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Healthy Protein rich, Diabetic friendly breakfast option Besan chilla recipe, very easy and quick recipe

We get bored by eating same breakfast everyday that too when we are watching our weight and we need some healthy option. Most of the time we end up eating poha or upma or bachelors end up with bread or skipping breakfast. Also when you are working and have no time for cooking, you go to some cereals for breakfast. Today I have got best recipe which is easy and quick. Important thing is, it is very healthy. Besan chilla or pancakes made of gram flour,are easy to make and takes no time to get cooked. You can pair them with some chutney and your meal. is all sorted.

Benefits:

There are multiple benefits of Besan. Besan or gram flour has more good fat than whole wheat flour and also higher protein content. Also it is gluten free so if you are allergic to gluten best flour to consume. Most of weight loss recipes includes besan recipes as they helps in burning calories faster due to lower levels of glycemic index. Due to low glycemic index it is best flour choice for diabetes patients. Besan is great choice for healthy diet as it contains protein, potassium, iron, vitamins, magnesium and fiber with zero cholesterol. Besan contains soluble fiber which makes your heart healthy so good for heart health too.

Ingredients:

  • Besan (1 cup)
  • Vegetables of your choice
    • Capsicum (1 chopped)
    • Onion (1 chopped)
    • Carrots (1 no grated)
    • Tomatoes (1 chopped)
    • French beans (4/5 no chopped)
  • Green chili (1/2 no chopped or crushed)
  • Red chili powder (1 tsp)
  • Turmeric powder (1 tsp)
  • Jeera (1/2 tsp)
  • Salt as per taste
  • Coriander leaves (chopped)

Recipe:

Chop all vegetables you want to add. I have taken capsicum and onion as per availability. you can take as many as you like, just chop them nice and small pieces. Now take one mixing bowl and add your chopped vegetables to it. Add gram flour or besan to it. Now add all dry spices and salt as per taste. Add jeera seeds to it. Finally add chopped coriander leaves and mix them all. Now slowly add water to it and mix it nicely. Make thick batter out of it.

once your batter is ready, take tawa and put it on gas to get hot. Now reduce flame and pour batter on it. Now spread in a thin layer and give it a shape you like. Now you can increase the flame to medium high and let it get cooked. Once cooked from bottom, flip it and cook the other side as well. If you like you can add oil to it but if you are on diet or want to eat healthy skip oil.

Your quick and easy breakfast is ready to it. Serve it with green coriander chutney or if you are diabetic have carrot garlic chutney with it (recipe I have already shared https://critaajindal.com/2021/01/10/diabetic-friendly-no-cook-and-very-easy-to-make-carrot-garlic-chutney/?preview_id=950&preview_nonce=79c4307e07&preview=true&_thumbnail_id=961).

You can eat them with curd as well or you can eat them plain as well as we have added vegetables in it. You can have them for dinner as well. Make some tasty and healthy tomato soup to go with your healthy dinner.

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Healthy recipe of Coconut Ladoo for your sweet cravings

Sometimes I get sweet cravings and I end up eating chocolates. Being a chocolate lover I don’t mind it but when we are trying to make life a little healthier those little bites of chocolates also counts in sugar intake. So to reduce my sugar intake I came up with this easy and quick sweet recipe which is loaded with healthy stuff and you won’t have that guilt feeling after eating them. Using coconut we can make this ladoo and they are extremely tasty. Try them to believe it.

Let’s jump in to our recipe,

Ingredients:

  • Desiccated Coconut (1 cup)
  • Chopped dry fruit of your choice
  • Ghee (1 tsp)
  • Jaggery (1/2 cup grated)
  • Almond powder (if you like it or it is available)
  • Elaichi or cardamom powder (pinch of)

Recipe:

Take a pan and keep it on gas. Switch on the gas and put ghee in the pan. Now add desiccated coconut to it and mix it. Now add dry fruits of your choice and mix them. Cook them till the coconut become golden brown. Don’t overcook it else it will destroy the nice color and taste of your ladoo.

Now add jaggery to it and mix it well. Add almond powder if you want and also add elaichi or cardamom powder to it and mix all well. Jaggery will start meting and you will get nice bind to make your ladoo.

Now switch off the gas flame and let the mixture get cooled a little. Don’t let it get completely cooled down else you won’t be able to make ladoo. You can use baking try and spread them to make square pieces out of it, but i prefer small size ladoo more. So yeah once it is cooled down a little start making ladoo using your hands. Make round balls out of it. Your healthy and sweet coconut ladoo are ready.

They are made with jaggery and of course home cooked food is way better than out side package food so enjoy your sweet treats without any guilts. They are super easy to make and you can enjoy them as healthy sweet option.

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Diabetic friendly – No Cook and very easy to make Carrot Garlic Chutney

Carrots are in season and I try them adding in all the different recipes, whether be regular sabzi, poha, upma, khichdi or sambhar… like anything. It add a dash of color to my recipes and obviously they are healthy too. But this time I have got some different recipe of Carrot Garlic Chutney. Whenever we think of chutneys, we always think of green or sweet chutney, to change this thinking here I have this colorful and flavorful Carrot Garlic Chutney.

This carrot garlic chutney is diabetic friendly and there is no cooking involved. We just need some carrots, garlic cloves and some lemon juice. That’s it.

Benefits:

Carrots: Carrots are good source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, so they help boost your immunity. Carrots are good for your eyes and skin. The fiber contain in carrots help in cholesterol and boost heart health. For your digestive health they are good cause they contain significant amount of dietary fibers. Carrots are good for weight loss too, so add them in the diet food list of yours.

Garlic: Raw garlic have so many health benefits. They reduce risk of heart diseases, help boost immunity against cold and flu, reduces risk of some cancers, and have antibiotic properties too.

Let’s jump in to our recipe,

Ingredients:

  • Carrots (2 no grated)
  • Garlic (4/5 cloves)
  • Lemon Juice (1 tbsp)
  • Red chili powder (1 tsp)
  • Salt as per taste

Recipe:

Take 2 carrots and grate them. Take few garlic cloves and mince them or use pestle and mortar to crush them to make a thick paste. If quantity is more then you can use mixer jar too, to make garlic paste. Take half a lemon and squeeze juice out of it.

Now add crushed garlic to the grated carrots and add red chili powder and salt as per taste. Add lemon juice to it. Mix all together nicely and your Carrot Garlic Chutney is ready to serve.

You can serve this chutney with your roti sabzi meal, vegetable uttpam or with oats / besan chilla. You can serve it with mix jowar or bajara roti also. This chutney gives awesome flavors, lemon gives sourness and garlic gives specific taste to it and red chili powder gives zing to it.

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Vegetable Poha Recipe made with Red Poha for Weight watchers

We all enjoy kanda poha or poha for breakfast, I cook it for dinner also. But when you are dieting and don’t want to eat white rice recipes, you can actually make poha with red poha which is healthier option for weight watchers. Also I have vegetable poha recipes so add all the vegetables you want to add and it is going to make it more healthier. So health bhi and taste bhi. Without compromising with your taste you can follow your dieting routine.

Benefits:

Red poha is healthy option as it is not highly processed like regular white rice poha as they are made from red rice which are high is fiber, vitamin, minerals and antioxidants. The distinct red color in the Red Poha is high concentration of anthocyanins which are an essential flavonoids and consuming it can prevent cancer. Red poha recipe is high in protein, carbohydrates and iron. It is best option for your weight loss diet and also good for your heart health. Actually poha is good probiotic as it has undergone fermentation and has healthy bacteria retained which are good for your gut. Poha is good for children and lactating mothers too.

Let’s start our recipe,

Ingredients:

  • Red Poha (1 cup)
  • Lemon Juice (1 tbsp)
  • Green chilies (1 chopped)
  • Onion (1 chopped)
  • Red chili powder (1 tsp)
  • Turmeric powder (1 tsp)
  • Saunf or fennel seeds powder (1 tsp)
  • Salt as per taste
  • Vegetables of your choice
    • Carrots (1/2chopped)
    • Capsicum (1/2 chopped)
    • Green peas (1/4 cup boiled)
    • Baby corn (1 chopped)
    • Potato (1/2 chopped – avoid if you are on diet)
  • Jeera / cumin seeds for tempering
  • Mustard seeds for tempering
  • Oil (1 tbsp for tempering)
  • Asafetida / Hing (1 pinch)
  • Dried curry leaves (for tempering)
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing

Recipe:

Take 1 cup red poha and wash and soak them for 2 minutes. Drain access water and add dry spices and salt to it. Also I add chopped green chilies to soaked poha only so that they don’t get cooked fully and you can taste them while eating. You can add them while adding onions if you don’t like spicy taste. Chop all vegetables and keep them aside.

Tips:

  1. Red poha is different than regular white poha. It has more coarse texture and needs to be soaked for few minutes to get the perfect soaked poha texture.
  2. I usually add my dry spices to soaked poha before hand and mix them, you can add them while cooking as well. But when you mix them in cooking process, you might break them.
  3. You can add 1 tsp sugar also if you like. If you are dieting avoid it completely.
  4. Also for dieting, you can add less oil while cooking.

Take pan and heat oil in it. When oil is hot enough, add mustard seeds and jeera seeds to it and let them splutter. Add hing to it. Now dry curry leaves and chopped onion to it. Let them cook nicely till onions become transparent in color. Add all vegetables to it and let them cook a little by putting the lid on. You don’t want to overcook your vegetables, just a little so that you can feel the crunch while eating. I have added peas in the last as they were frozen peas and already boiled.

Now remove the lid and add red poha to it. Mix them softly, as you don’t want to break your poha. Add saunf or fennel seeds powder to it and again mix it gently. Add lemon juice to it and mix it. Cover the lid and let them cook for 2 minutes. Your poha is ready to eat.

You can serve them with tea in the breakfast or as I prefer to have them as dinner. You can have them as a snack for your choti moti hungers also. It will be a light and spicy treat for you.

Garnish them with chopped coriander leaves before serving. You can also add little bit of Namkeen or sev with it. This one is diet friendly recipe so no Namkeen is allowed. Also to add some sweetness to it you can garnish it with few pomegranate on the top.

Yes, if you are in Madhya Pradesh, Poha jalebi is famous breakfast. Their poha are usually served with Namkeen, chopped onions, coriander leaves and spicy masala called jeeravan. It will make your poha taste really chatpata.

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Winter special Rajsthani Makki ke dhokale and spicy Panchmel dal

Winter has started in India and lots of fresh vegetables are coming in the market. One of such winter delicacy is makki ke dhokale which is famous main dish or side dish in Rajasthan. In winters Maize flour provides heat to body so people eat Makki roti or other maize flour delicacies in winter. This yummy delicacy is enjoyed with ground nut oil or sesame oil and spicy Panchmel dal. We can serve Green coriander chutney as well with this dish.

There are various recipes as we can add / remove ingredients as per the availability and likings. Like I have added green peas and soaked horse gram, you can use either of them. Also main ingredient here is papad khar but if you do not have it, you can replace it by baking soda. You can add chopped spinach leaves, methi leaves or even radish green to it. Try different variants and enjoy different flavors they give.

Benefits:

Maize flour has lower calories compared to other flours. It is high in proteins and also rich in iron, phosphorous, zinc, magnesium and various vitamins. It is naturally high in dietary fibers. It has omega 6 unsaturated fat and antioxidants too. It is proven to be good for eyesight, and also helps in the prevention of cancer and anemia like disease.

Ingredients:

  • Maize flour (2 cups)
  • Green chilies (2/3 pieces)
  • Garlic (4/5 cloves)
  • Green peas (1/2 cup)
  • Soaked horse gram (2 tbsp)
  • Red chili powder (1 tsp)
  • Turmeric powder (1 tsp)
  • Salt (As per taste)
  • Papad khar or baking soda (1/2 tsp)
  • Coriander leaves (chopped)
  • Ground nut or sesame Oil for serving
  • Panchmel dal
    • Toor dal or pigeon peas (1/4 cup)
    • Moong dal or split and skinned green gram (2 tbsp)
    • Urad dal or split and skinned black gram (2 tbsp)
    • Masoor dal or whole red lentils (2 tbsp)
    • Chana dal or Horse gram (2 tbsp)
    • Onion (1 medium size chopped)
    • Tomatoes (2 small size chopped)
    • Garlic (4/5 cloves)
    • Green chilies (2/3 chopped)
    • Oil / ghee (1 tbsp for tempering)
    • Mustard seeds (for tempering)
    • Jeera / cumin seeds (for tempering)
    • Cloves (2 pieces)
    • Dried red chili whole (1 piece)
    • Asafetida / Hing (1 pinch)
    • Red Chili powder (1 tsp)
    • Turmeric powder (1 tsp)
    • Coriander and jeera powder (2 tsp)
    • Salt as per taste

Recipe:

We will first do the preparation and then start making dhoklas.

  1. If you are going to use horse gram or chana dal then soak it for at least 30 minutes.
  2. If you are going to use frozen matar or green peas then take them out of fridge and soak in water till they come to room temperature.
  3. Chop coriander leaves.
  4. Take pestle and mortar and crush green chilies and garlic cloves to make a paste. Don’t grind them too much, it should be little chunky.

Now take Maize flour or makki atta in a mixing bowl. Add red chili powder, turmeric powder and salt to it. Add matar and soaked chana dal to it. Add papad khar or baking soda to it. Add green chilies and garlic paste to it. Add chopped coriander leaves to it and mix it well. Mix all nicely with hand and start adding water little by little to form dough. Now make donuts like shape out of dough with your hands.

Add water to streamer and let it boil. I have used stainless streamer you can use any available one. You can even use pot and mesh plate to have similar arrangement. Once water is boiled, grease mesh plate or streamer plate with oil. And put our dhoklas on the plate and let them steam for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, you can check with knife whether they are done or not. Poke a knife and if it comes out clean, then your dhoklas are ready.

So when your dhoklas are boiling you can cook dal to serve with them.

For making panchmel dal, you need to take four or five different dal and wash them and soak them for a while. I have taken above mentioned dals but you can take any as per your liking and availability. Even you can make moong dal alone to go with this dish. Chop onions, garlic, chilies and tomatoes.

Switch on the gas and put cooked on it. Add oil or ghee to it. Once it is hot enough, add cloves, red chilies to it. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add jeera seeds and hing to it. Now add chopped garlic and let them cook a little. Add onions and chilies to it. Cook till the onions are cooked well. Once onions are done add chopped tomatoes to it. Add all the dry spices and let them cook a little. Add soaked dal and water to it and close the cooker. Let it cook on medium flame for 4 whistles. Let the stream release, open cooker and churn it a little. Add water if it looks thick. So this one is single pot dal making recipe. You can make this dal to go with your jeera rice or even simple rice too. It tastes yummy and goes well with dal bati as well.

Now serve your dhoklas hot with groundnut oil or sesame oil. Serve spicy panchmel dal with it. Also you can serve green coriander chutney with it.

In winter season, enjoy this hot dhokle with oil and dal. Makki helps you stay warm during winter and oil is required for your body in this season. So best combination to try out. Do try this recipe and let me know how was your experience. As I always say shower your love with likes & comments. Also you can request any complex recipes you want me to try and make it simple.

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Secret recipe of Mumbai Vada pav which is easy and quick too

Vada pav is popular street food across Maharashtra. Have you ever had Vada pav in Mumbai? I just love it, who doesn’t? So here I have secret recipe to make Mumbai vada pav and trust me it will give you same taste, even you will get same mouthwatering smell. It is very easy and quick recipe, you must try it. We can make it with ingredients available at home, no special ingredients are required. Also I will share vada pav chutney recipe which will take, taste of your vada pav, to the next level.

Let’s start our recipe,

Ingredients:

  • Vada Stuffing
    • Potatoes (4 medium size)
    • Salt (As per taste)
    • Green chilies (2/3 pieces)
    • Garlic (6/7 cloves)
    • Ginger (1 inch piece)
    • Coriander leaves (bunch of leaves)
    • Jeera / cumin seeds (1 tbsp)
    • Oil (1 tbsp for tempering)
    • Asafetida / Hing (1 pinch)
    • Mustard seeds (for tempering)
    • Few curry leaves
    • Red Chili powder (1 tsp)
    • Turmeric powder (1 tsp)
  • Oil for frying
  • Buns (6 vada pav buns)
  • Vada Batter
    • Gram Flour / Besan (1 cup)
    • Rice Flour (1 tbsp)
    • Red Chili powder (1 tsp)
    • Turmeric powder (1 tsp)
    • Salt (as per taste)
  • Vada pav chutney
    • Fried bhujiya
    • Desiccated coconut (2 tbsp)
    • Garlic cloves (4/5 cloves)
    • Red chili powder (2 tbsp)
    • Salt (as per taste)
  • Fried chilies
    • Chilies (10 no)
    • salt as per taste

Recipe:

Boil potatoes in cooker or pan. Remove skin and mash them but do not mash them too much, keep big chunks of it.

In a mixer take few cloves of garlic, green chilis and piece of ginger. Add coriander leaves and jeera seeds to it. Now grind them without adding water to it.

Take pan and heat oil in it. Once it is hot enough add mustard seeds to it. Let them splutter and add pinch of hing to it. Now add grinded green paste to it and let it cook a little. No need to cook it completely just we are removing rawness of garlic and ginger. Over cooking can remove green color of the paste.

Add mashed potatoes to it and add dry spices to it. Add red chili powder, turmeric powder and salt to it. MIx them well and cook for two minutes. Let it cool down and make balls out of it.

Now we will make the batter. Take besan in mixing bowl, add red chili powder, turmeric and salt to it. Add rice flour so that the vada will be more crispy. Add water gradually and make thick batter out of it. Once batter is ready add those potato balls we have made. Dip them in the batter and cover them nicely with batter by turning them slowly.

Take kadai or pan for frying. Add oil and heat it. Once oil is hot enough, you can add batter covered balls to it and fry them on medium to high flame till cover get golden in color and become crisp.

For making chutney we need some bhujiya as well. So take spoon and spread small drops of batter in the oil. Fry them till they become crispy. Once done, let them cool down. Now in mixer take garlic cloves. Add desiccated coconut to it. Add red chili powder and salt to it. Now add our crispy bhujiya to it and grind it nicely. Your vada pav chutney is ready.

Now we will fry chilies to go with it. Take some green chilies. Slit them in the middle and remove all seeds from it. Now fry them in the oil. Once fried nicely add salt to it and your green chilies are ready too.

When we have all the things ready, let’s assemble them. Take vada pav bun and cut it till the edge. Now spread some vada pav chutney on it and place your vada inside it. Serve it with fried green chilies and your Mumbai vada pav or street style vada pav is ready to eat. Enjoy the awesome taste of filling and chutney. Don’t forget to bit fried green chilies while having it.

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Keto friendly, Easy and quick Peanut Chutney to pair with Dosa, Uttapam or Idli

Dosa and Idli are incomplete without chutney. Today I have one easy and quick chutney recipe to pair up with Dosa, Uttapam or Idli. When there is no coconut at home, nothing to worry about. This chutney requires few ingredients and tastes amazing. You just need to have roasted peanuts, some garlic cloves and green chilies and you are ready to go. This chutney is Keto friendly as it is low on carbs and made using peanuts.

Benefits:

Peanuts are legume crop and have many health benefits. They are an excellent source of plant based protein and has other useful vitamins and minerals too. They contain good fiber, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, and vitamin B. They have a sizable amount of calories and fat, but they are nutrient-rich and low in carbohydrates. Yes, you need to have them in moderation due to high amount of calories. These all nutrients content makes them good for your heart and brain too. Also they keeps you full for longer duration which is important in weight loss. Eating peanuts in moderation also helps you get good skin and hair growth.

Let’s start our recipe,

Ingredients:

  • Peanuts or groundnuts (1/2 cup)
  • Salt (As per taste)
  • Green chilies (2/3 pieces)
  • Garlic (4/5 cloves)
  • Oil (1 tsp for tempering)
  • Asafetida / Hing (1 pinch)
  • Mustard seeds (for tempering)
  • Dried Whole red chili (1 for tempering)
  • Few curry leaves (for tempering)

Recipe:

Take peanuts and roast them in a pan on low flame. Once they are roasted well switch off the gas. Let them cool down and remove skin by rubbing them with hands.

*Removing skin is optional process, when I am in hurry I don’t remove skin and use them with skin only.

Peel 4 or 5 garlic cloves and take 2 or 3 chilies. Add them to mixture jar and add peanuts to it. Add salt to it and little bit of water to grind them in fine paste.

Make a thick paste out of it. Add water to get perfect consistency.

Take tempering pan or tadka pan, add some oil and let it heat a little. Once it is hot add mustard seeds to it, let them splutter. Now add dried red chili and pinch of hing. Add curry leaves to it. Add this tempering to your chutney and your peanut chutney is ready to serve.

Serve this chutney with hot Dosa, Uttpam or Idli. You can add little piece of ginger while grinding this paste. I skipped it as it was not available at home. It’s optional, if you have it, you can add it or skip it like me.

Do try this recipe and let me know how was your experience with this easy chutney recipe with minimal ingredients. As I always say shower your love with likes & comments. Also you can request any complex recipes you want me to try and make it simple.

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