Sheetal Kamat

Mom had made these yummy aappe few times and we all liked it a lot. So this time i told her to show me the recipe. The aappe are easy to make and really healthy and tasty.

Mung Daal with peel Aappe
1.5 Cup Mung Daal with peel
2-3 Green Chillies
2 Garlic Cloves
1/4 Spoon Ginger piece
1/4 Onion
Two pinch Garam Masala
Handful Coriander Leaves
Salt to taste

  • Soak mung daal in water overnight.
  • In the morning take out all the water from the daal and add it in the mixer.
  • Add in green chillies, garlic and ginger. Grind to fine paste
  • Add in finely chopped coriander leaves and onion
  • Add in salt and garam masala and mix well.
  • Heat Aappe Pan and grease it well. Add in spoonful of mixture in each, sprinkle drop of oil on each aappe and cook covered for 2 minutes on medium flame till the sides separate from the pan.
  • Flip the aappes and cook without cover for another 2-3 minutes till the other side is done too. Serve while warm.

The daal can be soaked for couple of hours as well, so if making it for evening snack you need not have to soak it in the morning itself and these can be made on few hours notice.

Sheetal Kamat

I like Indian style Chinese a lot and I make it very regularly. But after loosing Kitchen to Mom :), it was while since we had Chinese. So on Friday, I decided to take the kitchen in control and make Chinese menu for dinner. I have made Veg Machurian so many times but every time I had trouble with photo, so this time since the photo also came out okayish, here is the recipe.

Veg Manchurian
2 Cup Cabbage
2 Cup Carrots
2 Cup Beans
1 Bell Pepper
1 Green Chilli
3 Spoon Corn Flour
5 Spoon Maida
1 Spoon Garlic Paste
2 Garlic Cloves
3 Stems of Spring Onions
1/4 Cup Sweet Chilli Sauce
1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
2 Spoon Hot Chilli Sauce
Salt to taste

  • Chop cabbage, carrots, green chillies, beans and pepper into fine pieces.
  • Add in salt to taste and mix well.
  • Add in garlic paste, 4 spoon of Maida and 2 spoon of corn flour. Knead well to make the dough
  • Make small balls from this dough and roll each of them into the remaining Maida and fry in the medium hot oil till golden in color. Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in pan and add in finely chopped garlic cloves, spring onion's white part and fry till light brown in color.
  • Add in sweet chilli sauce, hot chilli sauce, soy sauce and mix well.
  • Take 3 cups of water and mix in 1 spoon of corn starch. Add it to the sauce that is boiling in the pan. Mix well
  • Add in the Manchurian balls made earlier and cook for couple of minutes. Garnish with spring onion's green part and serve.

Normally I add in salt and keep aside the mixture of finely chopped vegetables aside so that i don't need to add extra water nor do the dough loosens after a while because of all the water that salt would come from the vegetables.
Instead of using sweet chilli and and hot chilli sauces, I have also used 3 spoon chilli flakes, 1/4 Cup Vinegar and 2 spoon sugar instead.

Sheetal Kamat

Now that mom is here, she made this awesome pachadi two days back. I loved it so much that I asked her to show me how to make it the very next day when we were actually going to eat Paani Puri for the dinner :) Nevertheless we had this pachadi after eating paani puri with excuse that something healthy after something chatpata :)

2 Cup Cabbage
1 Cup Carrot
1 Tomato
3/4 Cup Onion
1 Spoon Groundnut Powder
1 Spoon Sugar
1 Green Chilli
Handful of Coriander Leaves
1 Lemon
1/4 Spoon Mustard Seeds
A pinch of Asafoetida
Salt to taste

  • Finely chop cabbage and add it to the bowl
  • Add finely chopped tomato
  • Add finely chopped onion
  • Add in finely chopped coriander leaves and green chilli
  • Add in grated carrots
  • Add in groundnut powder, sugar and salt to taste
  • Squeez lemon juice in it and mix well.
  • Heat a spoon of oil in the small pan and add in mustard seeds and Asafoetida and let the mustard splutter.
  • Add it to the mixture and mix well.

If you are going to serve it to guests, you could finely chop all the veggies and then at the last moment just before serving, mix in sugar, salt and add in heated oil-mustard. It would be much more fresh and would taste better than the complete procedure done in advance.

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