Sunday, January 24, 2010

Green chutney

Cilantro- about 25 stems
mint-5 stems
green chillies-6-8
ginger-1" pc
garlic- 2 cloves
Grind all the ingredients and use it for the masala and as a chutney for chaats

Tamarind date chutney

tamarind pulp - 1/2 cup
dates 10
jaggery -3/4 cup
cumin powder- 2 tbsp
In a pan add the tamarind pulp,chopped dates, jaggery, cumin powder, and salt.
Bring them to boil and cook for about 10 minutes until the mixture reduce to a thick liquid.Take the mixture off of heat and allow it to cool. Grind to a smooth paste.

Vada paav

potatoes - 2, boiled and mashed
green chillies - 6-8, finely chopped
cilantro - about 10 stems
garlic clove - 3, grated fresh
haldi - 1/2 tsp
hing - 1/4 tsp
Green chutney
dry garlic chutney

For the batter:
besan - 1 cup
red chilli pwd
mix to make a smooth, lump free batter.

Mix together mashed aloo, hing, haldi, chopped green chillies, garlic paste, salt and cilantro. Make into balls, flatten and dip in batter, coat and fry.

Masala puri

One of the chaat only recognised in karnataka....scrutinized by a M'baiites that I know, on the fact that this dish is on the list of chaats all over M'lore and my Mom's fav among chaats.

Ingredients required for assembling of the said dish:
for each serving:
Green Peas Masala- about 2 cups
puris about 10
thin sev - 3 tbsp
onions - 1 tbsp
tomatoes - 1 tbs
cilantro - 1 tbsp
green chutney
tam - date chutney

Ingredients for Green peas masala
green peas- 3 cup, soaked for 4 hrs
onion-1, finely chopped
garlic- 2 cloves, crushed
green chutney(recipe below)-3 tbsp
turmeric- 1/2 tsp
red chilli powder- 1/2 tsp
Amchur powder-1/2 tsp
oil- 1 tbsp

Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add onion ang garlic and saute till translucent, not brown. Add turmeric, red chillie powder, amchur powder and green chutney and saute for about 5 mins. Add Green peas, salt and about 6 cups of water and pressure cook till peas are cooked completely.( Mine took 10 whistles to cook) Stir for even mixture of peas and spices and mash a few peas using the back of the spoon to thicken the masala. Done.

Although, I dont care for the order of the ingerdients that goes for this dish, I know a few friends who would patiently make a plate in the following order, just way it is served by my fav Chaat Gadiwalla - Shettre's dhaba a.k. a Shetty's Chaat stall.

Assembling of this chaat
1. crush puris
2. layer with green peas masala
3. onions, tomato, cilantro
4. tamarind-date chutney and green chutney
5. lastly, the sev