Thursday, August 6, 2015

Crunchy Bhindi Grilled Sandwiches

Assalamualaikum Dear Friends.... :)

Sandwiches?? Oh yess I love sandwiches that too grilled one...yumm!!
And today I wanna share Healthy Grilled Sandwich with Crunchy Bhindi filling.  Chatpati, little spicy, little tangy with some crunchiness. Okra/bhindi with nutty flavor was something very new and worth trying. Recipe of Nutty okra was shared on fb-group by Rakesh Sharma who is an excellent cook. Make it at breakfast or evening snack, for kids or adults. Kids who complains eating veggies, will definitely enjoy these sandwiches. Ideal for lunch boxes too...

Lady finger is my favorite veggie and this twist to it gave a complete makeover. Placing a cheese slice in the sandwich will make the kids drool. 

I am sure Veg-lovers will rave about the simply fabulous nutty flavor of this hearty grilled sandwich. It goes so well with a dash of ketchup and layer of tangy green chutney. For healthy reason I used brown bread. 

Lets get started with making of Nutty Okra filling and then make the sandwich!! :D

1) Okra/Bhindi - 500gms sliced
2) Onion 2 large finely sliced
3) Roasted Peanuts 200 gms
4) Roasted Cumin seeds 2 tsp
5) Red chili powder 1 tsp
6) Turmeric powder 1 tsp
7) Salt as per taste
8) Green chili chopped 2
9) Mustard oil 1 ladle ( I used Olive oil)

1) Crush peanuts and cumin seeds together. In a wok bring the mustard oil to the smoking point, take off the heat, bring to the room temperature then reheat.( If using mustard oil)
2) Add onions and cook on medium heat for two minutes,
3) Add the okra and sauté for two minutes.
4) Add chopped green chili, salt, red chili powder and turmeric powder.
5) Stir fry at low heat uncovered till okra gets crispy and cooked.
6) Add crushed peanuts n cumin seeds.
7) Fry for two to three minutes and set aside. 

Spread green chutney on one slice of bread and tomato ketchup on other slice. Spoon a generous layer of fried crunchy okra/bhindi on one slice of bread, close with another slice and grill in sandwich maker until golden brown crisp. Serve Hot!! 
Enjoy :)

Friday, July 31, 2015

Mixed Dal Tadka

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu... :)

Today its a complete comfort food. Simple and fulfilling. Who doesn't love plain rice with yummy dal. When I first saw this recipe on FB group, it was on my mind to make it then and there. Monal Patel shared this recipe on CAL and it tempted me to give a try. This was just one amazing recipe. I bet you guys will love it too... next time I would give a smoky flavor to this amazing recipe making it Dhaba style. ;)

 Mixed Dal Tadka made with using two or three different dal/pulses, adding Indian Spices and  tempering it with clarified butter/ghee to get aromatic spicy delicious dish.

There many common ways of making this super delicious dal... mixing different lentils gives a more interesting flavor. lets get started with the making of this amazing dish with ingredients and method.
Bismillaah!! :)

1) Moong dal/green gram dal - 1/3 cup
2) Udad dal/black dal - 1/3 cup
3) Toor dal/pigeon peas split - 1/3 cup
4) Onions 2 diced
5) Tomatoes 1 diced
6) Whole spices( pepper corns, cloves, cinnamon and cardamom)
7) Grated ginger 1 tbsp
8) Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
9) Red chili powder 1/2 tsp
10) Coriander powder - 2 tsps
11) Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
12) Garlic chopped - 5-6
12) Salt to taste

1) Ghee + Oil - 1+1 tbsp
2) Curry leaves 10-12
3) Green chilies finley sliced - 2
4) Cumin 1 tsp
5) Dry red chilies 4-5
6) Garlic finely sliced 5-6
7) Coriander chopped - 2 tbsp
8) Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp

1) Wash and soak moong, urad and toor dals and soak them in warm water for 30mins
2) In a pressure cooker add 1 tbsp oil, add cumin as it turns dark add the whole spices.
3) Add chopped onions and garlic, saute for 5mins.
4) Add chopped tomatoes and grated ginger, saute for 5-7mins on medium flame.
5) Now add spices, turmeric, chili powder, coriander powder and garam masala.
6) Next add soak dals with enough water and cook till 4 whistle on medium flame.
7) Open the cooker add few curry leaves and sliced green chilies, salt to taste and water to adjust consistency and let it boil for 5 mins.
8) While the dal is getting boiled start preparing tadka.

In a small pan add 2 tbsp oil, as it heats add 2 tsp cumin. let it get a little dark, lower the flame and add sliced garlic. Saute till golden, Turn off the gas and add whole red chilies. Remove from flame add red chili powder and 1 tbsp Ghee.

Now finally remove dal in a serving bowl. Pour hot tadka over the dal and garnish with chopped green chilies and coriander leaves. Serve hot with parathas, rotis and steamed rice.

Enjoy!! :)

A Plate of Happiness- Alhumdulillaah!! 

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