Kachi Dabeli

Kachi Dabeli is a very famous snack item in Maharashtra . Its comes 2nd to Vada Pao and before Pav Bhaji and I guess It’s a fusion of both. Extremely lip smacking item. I prepared them for Iftaari and we enjoyed a lot

Ingredients :

8-9 Pav/Bun
3-4 medium potatoes boiled, peeled and mashed
4-5 medium size onion chopped
1 pomegranet deseeded
2 tsp pav bhaji masala
1 tsp chaat masala
1/2 lemon juice
Tamarind Chutney
Green Chutney
Farsan(Nylon Seo)
Roasted Peanutes with Skin Removed
1 tsp oil
Salt to taste

Method to make Dabeli :

Heat 1 tsp oil.
Add 2 tsp onion chopped.
Add 2 tbsp tamarind Chutney
Add 2 tbsp green chutney
Add Pav Bhaji Masala
Add Chaat Masala and Lemon juice
Add boiled and mashed potatoes and salt to taste. Mix well and cook for 4-5 minutes.
Dabeli Masala is ready. Allow the mixture to cool. Mix some pomegranate seeds and roasted peanuts.
Add chopped coriander leaves.
Take a pav and sut into half. Apply Tamarind Chutney and Green Chutney on inner side of Pav.
Stuff some good amount of dabeli masala and put some Farsan above it. Put the other Pav above it.
Heat a tawa. Apply butter on both sides of Pav and gently heat on all sides. Gently press down with a spatula.
Serve Hot.

Cheesy Black Olive- Corn Sandwich

Bread Slices
Butter for toasting
Boiled corn
Grated cheese
Chopped Basil
Thin Tomato Slices
Freshly Ground Pepper

Take a bread slice.
Apply some butter. Sprinkle some pepper powder.
Put thin tomato slices. Add grated cheese.
Put some chopped olives. Spread Boiled Corn.
Add some more grated cheese.
Put another slice of bread. Apply butter on outer sides and Grill the sandwich till done.
Enjoy with a hot cup of coffee

Green Papaya Pickle

This is unbelievably tasty. Feed someone and people cannot make out that it is made up of Green Papaya.

2 cup raw papaya peeled
2 tbsp sugar
Pinch of hing
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp mustards seeds
Juice of half lemon
½ cup vinegar
1 tsp oil

Heat oil in kadai
Add hing, cumin seeds and mustard seeds.
Add raw papaya, sugar , vinegar and lemon juice.
Cook till water is absorbed and the papaya turns soft.
Enjoy with Rice, Daal and Sabji

Mashed Muttor Paneer Sandwich

Ingredients for the stuffing :

½ cup green peas boiled and mashed
1 medium size potato boiled, peeled and mashed
½ cup paneer mashed
½ cup grated cheese
Salt to taste
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp white pepper powder

Green Chutney(grind some green chilies, mint and coriander leaves)
Bread Slices

Mix all the ingredients for the stuffing properly.
Apply butter on the inner side of bread slices. Apply some green chutney.
Stuff a good amount of stuffing.
Apply butter on outer side . Grill till done.
Serve along with Hot Ketchup

Pizza Sandwich

Ingredients :
2 tomatoes finely chopped
1 green capsicum finely chopped
1 onion finely chopped
6 pieces of bread slices
½ cup grated cheese
Pinch of salt
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp parsely
Butter to toast
1 tsp oil

Method to cook :
Heat oil in a wok.
Add chopped onion. Cook for 1 minute on low flame.
Add capsicum. Cook for 1 minute again.
Switch off the flame.
Add tomatoes and mix well.
Allow the mixture to cool down completely.
Mix grated cheese, parsley and oregano.
Toast the bread on the inner side. Place some stuffing and place another piece of bread.
Heat a pan. Place the toast on pan and apply butter on outer side. Turn it upside down. Apply some more butter.
Press with a flat spatula so that the cheese melts and holds the bread slices together.
Serve with Tomato Ketchup.

Methi Daal


1 cup tuwar daal soaked in water for half an hour
2 cups methi leaves chopped
1 tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste (about 1 tbsp)
2 tomatoes chopped
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 green chilies chopped
1 big onion chopped
1 tbsp ginger garlic crushed

Method to cook:

Cook daal with methi in pressure cooker
Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds.
Once it starts spluttering, add green chilies, chopped onions and ginger garlis paste.
Let the onions turn brown.
Add tomatoes and cook till done.
Add cooked daal, red chili powder and bring it to boil.
Methi Daal is ready to serve.

Garlic Rice

This is perfect recipe for garlic lovers. It’s extremely simple to make but gives a very nice aroma.
Ingredients :
1 cup rice cooked along with salt to taste
1/4th garlic crushed
1 tbsp cumin seeds
1 onion cut into julians
2 tbsp oil

Method to cook :
Heat oil in a wok. Add onions and crushed garlic. Cook till it turns brown.
Add cumin seeds. Once it starts to splutter, add the cooked rice. Mix well.
Serve with Daal and Curry

Tomato Stuffed Masala & Capsicum Stuffed Masala

This recipe goes very well with rice and is a sure shot hit if you have guests invited. You must try out once. I promise you will not be disappointed.

Ingredients for the gravy :
2 onions
½ inch ginger
2 green chilies
½ cup groundnuts
½ cup grated coconut
2 tomatoes
1 tsp coriander seeds
4-5 curry leaves
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp cumin seeds

Ingredients for the stuffed Vegetables:
2 big green capsicum
2 big tomatoes
3 big potatoes boiled and mashed
½ cup green peas
1 onion chopped
2 green chili chopped
1 tsp oil
½ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp garam masala powder (optional)

Method to cook :
Scoop out the contents of tomato and capsicum to give them a big scoop inside.
Boil the capsicum for 5 minutes in hot water to make them soft. Tomatoes need not be cooked.
Heat 1 tsp oil in pan. Add chopped onions and cumin seeds. Once it turns brown, add green peas , chopped green chilies, cover and cook for 5 minutes.
Add turmeric powder, mashed potatoes and salt. Cook for 5 minutes more. Switch off the flame and allow it to cool.
Stuff the tomatoes and capsicum with the cooked potatoes. Heat a non-stick tawa with little oil and cook all sides of the stuffed vegetables till you see it turns brown.
For the Gravy, grind tomatoes, onions , ginger and green chilies together.
Dry roast coriander seeds, groundnuts and coconut and grind to a fine paste as well.
Heat oil in a kadai . Add cumin seeds, add curry leaves and the tomato paste. Cook till the raw smell is gone. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder and the groundnut paste. Add 1 glass of water, salt and bring it to boil.
Once the gravy is cooked and ready, add the stuffed vegetables and serve hot.

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Tamarind Upama

Serves Two person

1 cup rawa
1 medium size onion chopped
1 tomato chopped
½ tspn mustard seeds
5-6 curry leaves
2 tbspn coriander leaves chopped
1 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 a cup tamarind extract
½ tbspn Ginger chopped very finely
1 tbspn peanuts
1 tbspn channa daal
1 tbsp Urad Daal
2 dry red chilies
Pinch of Hing
1/2 tsp ginger grated
salt to taste

Method to cook :
1. Roast Rawa on medium heat on a tawa for 7-8 minutes
2. Put it aside.
3. Heat Oil in a pan. Add hing,mustard seeds, curry leaves, peanuts,channa daal , urad daal and chopped ginger.
4. Add onions and cook for 3-4 minutes till onion turns brown.
5. You need to put the flame on high to add tomatoes.
6. Cook this for another 2-3 minutes.
7. Now add 1.5 cups of water ,1/2 cup of tamarind water and salt to taste.
8. Allow water to boil.
9. Lower the flame and add the roasted rawa.
10. Mix it well, add Corainder leaves on top.
11. Cover the lid and cook for 3-4 minutes.
12. Tamarind Upama is ready to serve.

Preparation Time : 10 minutes
Cooking Time : 15 minutes