Jan 19, 2017

Mint And Yogurt Dip

My final recipe for this week is a dip which we can serve any starter. I used green chillis in this dip if you don't like it too spicy you can add pepper powder in the place of green chillis. Use hung curd for this dip hung curd will give a thick and nice texture to the dip. Serve this dip with paneer tikka or any other starter or even with vegetable slices like cucumber, carrot and beetroot. This will be a perfect choice for salad dressing also.

Let's check the recipe...
Yogurt   ----  1 cup
Green chillies  --- 3
Mint leaves  ---  1/2 cup
Garlic ---   4 cloves
Salt to taste
1. Take mint leaves, green chillies, garlic cloves  add two tab sp. of yogurt and grind in to a fine paste.
2. Take out this mint paste in to a bowl add remaining yogurt and salt to taste mix well.
Leave this dip in the fridge at least for one hour to blend the flavors.
Serve with paneer tikka, alu rolls, cutlets, or simply with masala pappad,,, 
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Jan 18, 2017

Vankaya Pachadi

My second recipe under chutney's, spreads and dips is again a chutney from Andhra cuisine. Brinjal/ eggplant/ vankaya Pachadi is one of the all time favorites in Andhra homes. Not only as a chutney eggplant is a favorite vegetable at home. I used green small variety eggplants for this chutney you can use any variety eggplants for this chutney. 

Let's check the recipe
Eggplants  --- 5 
Green chillies --- 8 or reduce according to your taste
Coriander seeds  --- 1 tab sp
Cumin seeds  ----  2 tea sp
Urad dal  ---  1 tea sp
Tamarind --- 1 inch piece
Garlic  ---  6 cloves
Oil  --- 1 tab sp
Turmeric powder  ---  1/4 tea sp
Salt to taste
1. Heat few drops of oil in a pan add coriander seeds, urad dal and fry till golden then add cumin seeds and fry for a while remove and set a side.
2. Wash and wipe the eggplants, cut them in to small cubes.
3. Now heat remaining oil in the same pan add green chillies and fry for a while then add eggplant pieces and fry till eggplant pieces are tender, remove and let them cool.
4. soak tamarind in two tab sp of water.
5. First grind coriander seeds, urad dal and cumin seeds in to a fine powder.
6. Then add fried green chillis and eggplant pieces and run the mixe for two seconds.
7. Add tanarind, turmeric powder, garlic cloves, salt to taste and grind in to a coarse paste.
Remove the vankaya pachadi in to a clean and dry bowl and serve with dosa, idli, pongali or with plain rice and few drops of ghee.
Even I like this as a spread on my toast....
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