Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Veg. Burger

For 8 Burgers.

8 burger breads
500gms potatoes
3 tbsp corn flour
2 tbsp chilly-ginger paste
handful of coriander (kothmir)
2 cucumber
3 tomatoes
2 big onions
bunch of lettuce leaves
chaat masala
cheese (optional)
1/2 cup grated cabbage
2 cups of milk
1/2 tbsp of black mustard (rai)
Green chutney
Tomato Ketchup
butter or ghee
1/2 tbsp sugar
salt as per taste

Step 1: Boil the potato in pressure cooker. remove it after 4 whistles. Peel off its skin and mash the potato with your hand or with a masher. Add salt, handful of coriander and chilly ginger paste. Mix them properly.

Step 2: Make ball shape pattice out of the mixture prepared in step 1. flatten the balls to get small disk like shape and then roast them 3-4 at a time on a non stick tava adding little oil. As soon as you see that the pattice have been properly roasted remove them and store them separately.

Step 3: To Make White Sauce:
Take 1.5 cup of milk in a vessel and heat it on the gas. Now add cabbage, crushed mustard, pinch of salt, 1/2 tbsp of sugar to it and let it simmer. Take 1/2 cup of milk(normal temperature) in another vessel and add 3 tbsp corn flour to it. Now as the milk on the gas is simmering add this 1/2 cup of milk with corn flour to it.
Mix them well and as it thickens, remove the vessel and store your white sauce in a container and let it cool.

Step 4: Cut the Cucumbers, tomatoes and onions into thin slices.Seperate one one leaf of lettuce.

Step 5: Cut the Burger bread from the middle and roast it on a tava using butter or ghee.
Now on the lower slice of bread apply chutney, tomato ketchup & mustard sauce (if available).
Apply the white sauce and then place the lettuce leaf.
Now place the pattice prepared in step 2.
Above that place the cucumbers, tomatoes and onion.
Now put a pinch of chaat masala.
If you want then place a slice of cheese.
And finally cap it up with the upper plain roasted bread.

Congratulations! You can now attack the Veg. Burger!!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Wada Pav

A quick snack, full fledged dinner or just for time pass : Wada Pav fits in the bill everywhere! So here's the way for you to cook it!

To make 10-12 Wadas:

  • 4 big size potatoes
  • 6 cloves of garlic.
  • handful of coriander (kothmir).
  • 3 chillies
  • small piece of ginger
  • Oil for frying
  • 150 gms Chana atta
  • 2 tbsp red chilly powder
  • 2 tbsp dhana jeera
  • 1 tbsp black mustard seeds (rai)
  • 1 tbsp urad dal
  • pinch of asofoetida (hing)
  • Pinch of turmeric (haldi)
  • 6-7 leaves of curry leaves (limda)
  • salt as per taste.

Step 1: Boil the potatoes in a pressure cooker upto around 4 whistles. Remove the potaoes and peel their skin and mash them using a potato masher or your hands.

Step 2: Take garlic,chilly and ginger and put them in a mixer. Add very little water and make paste out of them.

Step 3: Add this mixture along with coriander and salt as per taste to the mashed potatoes as prepared in step 1.

Step 4: Take 2 tbsp oil in a vessel and heat it on the gas. When the oil starts to sizzle, add mustard seed, urad dal, hing,turmeric and limda. As the oil starts to crackle add the mixture of potato and chilly garlic paste as prepared in step 3.

Step 5: Take the mixture prepared in step 4 and make wadas (balls) as per your size.

Step 6: Take Chana atta in a vessel and add red chilly powder and dhana jeera and salt. Slowly add water to this mixture and make a medium paste i.e neither too thin nor too thick.

Step 7: Take some oil in a vessel on the gas for frying. Now dip the wadas prepared in step 5 into the paste prepared in step 6. See that the wadas are covered on all side by the paste. Now slowly and carefully put these balls in the oil. Remove the wadas when they are properly fried (brownish colour).

Note: After frying do not discard the oil. you can use it later on for any purpose.

These Wadas can be had just like that but they will taste better if you put the wada in a Pav. You can put green chutney, garlic chutney & meetha(imli) chutney in the Pav as per your requirement.

Congratulations you have prepared the most famous snack of Mumbai!