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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Celebration Chocolate Cake for New year 2011!

Chocolate cake is my fav so love to try different versions of it, though this moist chocolate cake is always my fav and only now I have perfected it after so many tries.

This chocolate cake with eggs is the recipe I saw from Nithis space and bookmarked it. Having confirming it with her twice(becos most of my choc cake attempts fail for the first time), I baked it for my friends before leaving Chennai. This cake is a keeper as this is the first time I am getting a perfect chocolate cake in my first try...I gave her link to my sisinlaw, she too tried it and gave me good feedback. So to me this is sure a no fail recipe and as her caption says it is perfect chocolate cake.
Celebration Chocolate Cake
The first time I remember calling Nithya was to ask about the muffin pans and never felt I am talking to her for the first time. I've always admired her presentation skills the area I struggle so much. And I'm glad to have known such a creative and friendly person.The strain she takes for every post OMG I can never imagine to go that extra mile anytime. Kudos to you Nithi!

Ingredients:
  • Maida - 1 and 3/4 cups (235 gms)
  • Eggs - 2
  • Milk - 1 cup (250 ml)
  • Cooking Oil - 1/2 cup (125 ml)
  • Boiling water - 1 cup (250 ml)
  • Powdered sugar - 1 and 1/2 cups (240 gms)
  • Cocoa powder - 3/4 cup (100 gms)
  • Baking powder - 1.5 tsp
  • Baking soda - 1.5 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Vanilla essence - 2 tsp

Method:


  1. In a bowl, sift together maida, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder atleast twice to ensure even spreading.Then add sugar and mix well.
  2. In a seperate bowl,Beat eggs till fluffy, add milk, oil, boiling water and vanilla essence and beat well using a whisk or electric mixer.
  3. Now add the maida cocoa mixture in parts to the egg milk mixture and mix well making sure no lumps are formed. The batter is little runny.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease and flour the baking pan and pour the batter and bake it at 180°C for 30-35mins. Check if a fork inserted comes out clean, then your cake is done.
  5. Cool on wire rack for 15 mins and then slice it into pieces. The cake is ready to have it as such or frost it.

Celebration Chocolate Cake

My Notes:
  • I dont prefer frosting so made frosting just for a piece of cake alone with 1 tbsp butter, 1 tsp cocoa powder and 2 tsp sugar.
  • This cake measurement is actually for a layer cake type with 2 cake pans but since I wanted it plain and small I measured with a small cup accordingly. So if you are planning to use 200gms as 1 cup then you may need 2 cake pans.
  • The batter is runny but after getting baked its perfect. The cake was very soft and did raise well.

Celebration Chocolate Cake

The texture and softness of this cake is simply stunning that you cant stop with one piece. And I am sure this would be close to the bakery ones if made layers and frosted. Have in mind to give it a try but dono when?!

New year is fast approaching and it seems to me like 2010 went so fast. I pray for good health and prosperity for all in the coming year too.

Celebration Chocolate Cake
Wishing you all a very happy new year 2011 !!

Written by: SHARMILEE J
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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Vegetable Biryani (Veg Biryani)

For certain dishes,I always prefer homemade to restaurant ones like pulaos and vegetable biriyani. Ammas vegetable biriyani and sambar is always everyones favourite among our circle of friends and relatives. When guests arrive for lunch, its sure to be vegetable biriyani, those who have tasted it before even request amma to specifically make it.

Hubby usually takes the short route of not eating on sunday mornings in the name of fasting ;) and then have chicken biryani for lunch to full tummy, he always says he should skip the before meal when its biriyani for lunch. Having watched amma making it for so many years, I've started recreating it though not 100% to her taste, it is sure tasty :)
Vegetable Biriyani Recipe
Vegetable Biriyani Recipe - Ingredients :
  • Basmati Rice - 1 cup (I used seeraga samba rice variety)
  • Coconut milk - 1/4 cup
  • Water - 1 and 3/4 cups
  • Onion - 1 chopped finely
  • Tomato - 1 cubed
  • Ginger Garlic paste - 1.5 tbsp
  • Curd - 2 tsp
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp + 2 tsp
  • Oil - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
To temper:
  • Cloves - 2
  • Cinnamom - 1/2 inch piece
  • Cardamom - 1
  • Bayleaf - 1
Vegetables:
  • Carrots - 2 medium sized chopped finely
  • Beans - 6 chopped finely
  • Peas - a little less than 1/4 cup
To grind to a paste:
  • Mint leaves - 1/4 cup
  • Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup
  • Green chillies - 2
Note : The rice : water ratio is 1:2 including coconut milk

Vegetable Biriyani Recipe
Method:
1.Grind the ingredients listed under 'to grind' with little water to a fine paste.Set aside. Take thick coconut milk and make it ready.
Vegetable Biriyani Recipe
2.Heat oil and 1tbsp ghee in a pressure cooker, add cinnamom, cloves, cardamom and bayleaf one by one and saute for a min then add onion , tomato saute till it turns mushy.Add ginger garlic paste saute till raw smell leaves.
Vegetable Biriyani Recipe
3.Now add the puthina paste, curd, required salt and saute 3mins till raw smell leaves.Then add the vegetables, mix well and saute for 2mins. Now add the rice and mix well with the veggies for a minute.
Vegetable Biriyani Recipe
4.Add coconut milk, 1 and 3/4 cups of water and pressure cook for 3whistles and switch off.Once pressure releases, open and fluff it up with a fork.Add remaining ghee and mix once again taking care not to make the rice mushy.
Vegetable Biriyani Recipe
Serve hot with onion raita the best combination with vegetable biriyani or kurma.


Vegetable Biriyani Recipe
Written by: SHARMILEE J
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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Eggless Vanilla Chocolate Chips Cupcakes

Its really nice to see the blog world flowing with christmas recipes. It sure creates the festive mood within us. Here is my treat for christmas : Eggless Vanilla Chocolate Chips Cupcakes. Ever since I got the muffin pans after a great search, hubby was complaining that I didnt put it to good use after the Eggless Dates walnut muffins. So looked out for a basic eggless vanilla cupcake recipe and this one was apt for my search. Needless to say the taste, it was yummy! My little one enjoyed it to the core and my happiness knew no bounds :)
Eggless Vanilla Chocolate Chips Cupcakes Recipe


Ingredients: [ Recipe Source : My Diverse Kitchen ]
  • Maida - 1 and 1/2 cups (200 gms)
  • Cornflour - 1 tsp
  • Butter - 1/4 cup (50 gms) (You can replace it with oil too)
  • Granulated Sugar - 3/4 cup (165 gms)
  • Milk - 3/4 cup (180 ml)
  • Vanilla essence - 3/4 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp (if using unsalted butter)
  • Baking powder - 1 tsp
  • Chocolate chips - 1.5 tbsp
Method:
  1. Sift the flour, baking powder, cornflour and salt together atleast twice to make sure they are evenly distributed. Keep aside.

  2. In a wide bowl, cream the butter and sugar using a whisk(yayy finally I own one too) until the sugar is completely dissolved, Keep aside. Add vanilla essence to the milk, mix well and add the milk to the creamed butter sugar mixture. Beat it well until its light and creamy.

  3. Now add the flour in 2 parts to the above creamed mixture and mix well. The batter will be very creamy like shown in the below pic. The consistency is inbetween thick and runny.

  4. Add in the chocolate chips reserving half a tablespoon alone for the topping. Just fold in gently, dont overmix.

  5. Arrange muffin liners in the pan and spoon the mixture to fill 3/4 of the muffin pan. Preheat the oven to 180 deg C and bake it for 25-30 mins until a fork inserted comes out clean. The top will be lightly golden brown, and mine got done in exactly 27mins.

  6. Allow it to cool on wire rack for 10 mins and then enjoy your cupcakes.


Eggless Vanilla Chocolate Chips Cupcakes Recipe

This is sure a kid pleaser. I just halved from the orginal recipe otherwise I followed almost the same. The result was fluffy and soft cupcakes studded with chocolate chips, it was pretty as well. The cupcakes are slightly crusty on the top and soft inside as perfect as the bakery plain cakes.


This can be used as a keeper for basic eggless vanilla cake too. Next time I am planning to try a vanilla sponge loaf cake with doubling the measurements from this. I got 7 large cupcakes since my muffin pan holds only 6 I used a mini tumbler like cup for the 7th one. My OTG can only hold medium sized cake tins and muffin pans so my 1 cup measures accordingly as I dont have the patience to bake in batches :)


Eggless Vanilla Chocolate Chips Cupcakes Recipe

This is the first time I am very happy with the outcome of an eggless vanilla version of a cake. Last time when I tried with curd as egg substitute it was a super flop but guess I might have gone wrong in measurements, sure waiting to try and get it right next time atleast.

Hubby always teases me when I half the cake like this to click, he says why do u dissect the cakes ;) But I have the habit of doing this to see the texture inside and to show it to you :)

Eggless Vanilla Chocolate Chips Cupcakes Recipe


My Notes:
  • The orginal recipe called in for cake flour. So if we are using normal flour, it asked to add cornstarch as substitute.But I didnt have cornstarch or was not aware of it, so went ahead with cornflour and it succeeded too.

  • Adding chocochips is purely your choice, If you want just use them for topping alone.

  • The cake will rise up fluffy in the first 15mins itself. The top turns to golden brown only in the last stage may be after 15-17mins.

  • The cupcakes were soft even the next day, infact more softer and tastier.

  • You can even frost the cupcakes or make it plain like what I did. If you are making frosting for the cake reduce the sugar in the cake or dont add sugar in the frosting.


Eggless Vanilla Chocolate Chips Cupcakes Recipe
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!
Written by: SHARMILEE J
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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Carrot Kheer (Carrot Payasam) | Easy Desserts

Carrot Kheer is my fav...As I've mentioned so many times, I just love carrots, be it carrot juice or carrot milkshake or this kheer I am very tempted. 
Carrot Kheer Recipe
Ingredients:
  • Carrot - 4 medium sized
  • Milk - 2 cups
  • Sugar - 4 tsp
  • Ghee - 1 tsp
  • Cashew - 2 tsp broken
  • Saffron - 2 strands
  • Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp (optional)

Carrot Kheer Recipe
Method:
1.Heat ghee in a pan, add the cashews and fry them to golden brown and keep aside.Pressure cook carrots for 3 whistles and grind it to a smooth paste. Keep aside. 
Carrot Kheer Recipe - Step1
2.In the same pan, saute boiled carrot paste until the raw smell completely leaves.Then add milk, and mix well. Add milk and stir well.
Carrot Kheer Recipe - Step2
3.Add sugar and Cook for 5-7 mins until the kheer becomes thick. Keep stirring. Crush saffron and add it.
Carrot Kheer Recipe - Step3
4.Now add cardamom powder(if you are adding), ghee roasted cashews and stir well. Keep stirring till it becomes thick to kheer consistency.Switch off, serve hot or cold as per your choice!
Carrot Kheer Recipe - Step1
The milk tends to absorb the carrots very well and since its simmered and cooked, the milk is thickened which gives a yummy taste.

I like it cold and hubby likes it hot. I can never forget the incident when I tried this for the first time, I just tried only for 1 cup of glass. I gave hubby to taste it which he thought it was offered to him fully and enjoyed it completely only later he realised noone else even tasted the kheer so whenever I make this I pull his leg with this incident :)
Carrot Kheer Recipe
Written by: SHARMILEE J
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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Easy Homemade Chocolates - No cook version

I know most of us love chocolates, but I like sweets more than chocolates. I had seen a video so wanted to give a try and for this reason got a tin of condensed milk....hmm ok I agree, I had few eggless cakes in mind too :) Christmas is round the corner and so here I am with these easy no cook homemade chocolates as a first treat.

I like and respect the way each festival is celebrated with their own customs and traditions.Been brought up in a Christian institution Christmas was also a part of me. I am fond of watching the crib decoration , the christmas tree, the santa clause, the star being tied outside each house, the yummy cakes and the elaborate meal which includes the special biriyani and what not?! I used to even visit churches with my close friend during our college days and have special lunch served at her place. Last year we even hanged a star in our home and am planning to do it this year too :)
Easy Homemade Chocolates Recipe



Ingredients:
  • Milk Maid - 1/4 cup
  • Drinking Chocolate - 2.5 tbsp
  • Icing Sugar - 2.5 tbsp
  • Coco Powder - 3/4 tbsp
  • Milk Powder - 2 tbsp
  • Mixed nuts - 1 tbsp broken [optional]
Method:
  1. First mix drinking chocolate, coco powder, milk powder and icing sugar well till all are evenly mixed.

  2. Next add the condensed milk little by little to the above milk powder mixture and mix well. It will form a slightly sticky dough.

  3. Grease your palm with little butter, Pinch a small portion from the dough and roll them into balls or required shapes. You can add nuts inside and roll them into balls too. Garnish few nuts on top for the extra crunchy taste.

  4. Refrigerate them for an hour or two and your chocolates are ready to be served. Enjoy eating!!


Easy Homemade Chocolates Recipe

These homemade chocolates are very easy to make which takes only around 30mins for the whole process excluding refrigerating time. To be frank these were not exactly like the shop bought ones but sure did not fail to please any chocolate lover. Proof is my daughter who was wandering around the fridge till the chocolates got emptied. Since this is the first time I am trying, I halved the recipe and got around 8-10 small chocolates....It depends on size and shape we make too.

Isnt that easy?! Just mix, refrigerate and your chocolates are ready in no time. It is as simple and easy as it sounds there is no complicated steps, so anyone can try this. I luv the nuts in chocolates so all my share of chocolates had nuts in it both inside and outside :)

Easy Homemade Chocolates Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J
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Monday, December 13, 2010

Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu - Step by Step Recipe

Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu
The very first time when I tried paruppu urundai kuzhambu I felt it was a very lengthy process with few confusions and was disturbing amma now and then so thought I should have this in my space with stepwise for my readers and for my future reference as well :) So here goes the recipe with stepwise:
Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu

Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 3 hrs | Cooking Time : 30 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Side dish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Toor dal (Thuvaram paruppu) - 1/2 cup
Channa dal (Kadala paruppu) - 1/4 cup
Small Onion - 10
Tamarind - 1 lemon sized ball
Coconut grated(optional) - 1 tbsp
Red chillies - 2
Fennel(Sombu) - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Salt - to taste

To saute and grind to a paste:

Coconut - 1/2 cup
Small onion - 6 to 8
Tomato - 1
Fennel Seeds - 1/2 tsp

To temper :

Oil - 1.5 tbsp
Thalippu Vadagam - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Small Onion - 8 to 10
Garlic - 5
Curry leaves - 1 tbsp

Method:

  1. Heat oil - add the items under 'to saute and grind' except coconut and fennel seeds. Add it along with coconut and fennel seeds and grind it to a fine paste.Set aside.
    How to make paruppu urundai kuzhambu - Step1
  2. Add lemon sized tamarind in 1/4 cup water, extract juice and mix with the grinded paste and keep aside. Soak the dals in water for 2 hrs.
    How to make paruppu urundai kuzhambu - Step2
  3. Then drain water from the dal, grind it with red chillies, fennel and salt to a semi coarse mixture. Do it in batches if you are using a small mixer like me. No need to add water while grinding.Collect it in a bowl , add coconut and mix well. Adjust salt at this stage.
    How to make paruppu urundai kuzhambu - Step3
  4. Make lemon sized balls out of it and keep aside. Heat oil in a kadai and add the ingredients under 'to temper' one by one saute for 2mins until onions start browning.
    How to make paruppu urundai kuzhambu - Step4
  5. Add 3 cups of water with chilli and coriander powder and allow it to boil. Once the water starts boiling, simmer and gently add the lentil balls one by one taking care not to mush it.
    How to make paruppu urundai kuzhambu - Step5
  6. Allow it to get cooked, dont turn over which will make the balls mushy. Once the balls are cooked it will become firm, then you can turn over once and thats the stage you have to add the grinded paste + tamarind pulp.Add required salt and mix well. Now let the gravy thicken and boil for few minutes until oil seperates. Simmer it after boiling and let it cook for another 2-3 mins. When the gravy is as thick as in the below pic, Switch off and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
    How to make paruppu urundai kuzhambu - Step6
I have watched amma making it many times and wanted to give a try and this is the 2nd time I'm trying it myself....Its my favorite gravy with rice. The lentil balls in coconut tamarind sauce tastes best, I luv it even with dosas and chapathis. This seems to be a lengthy process but once you taste it am sure you will not regret for the pain taken.
Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu

My Notes:

  • I was very much skeptical about adding the lentil balls as such in the gravy but it works fine. I've heard from my friends that the balls need to be steamed before adding it to the gravy but I find adding it directly is messfree and easy.
  • Be careful in turning over the balls before its cooked. Also add them only after the water starts boiling and dont forget to simmer after the balls are added.
  • The texture of the balls is purely your choice, we usually like it a bit smooth. You can make it even more coarse too.
Paruppu Urundai Kuzhambu
Written by: SHARMILEE J
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Friday, December 10, 2010

Poondu Thokku (Garlic Pickle)

This pickle/thokku with tangy taste of tamarind is the best combination for curd rice. It is easy to make, you can add in onions too with this thokku.
Poondu Thokku (Garlic Pickle) Recipe

Ingredients:
  • Garlic - 1/2 cup
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Red Chillies - 1
  • Tamarind - 1 small sized ball
  • Powdered Jaggery - 1.5 tsp
  • Salt - as required
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
Method:
  1. Peel the garlic skin and grind it with red chillies to a coarse paste and keep aside. Dont make it to a fine paste, the bits of garlic in the pickle tastes best.

  2. Add tamarind to 1/4 cup water and extract thick pulp from it and keep aside

  3. Heat oil, add mustard seeds allow it to crackle then add the garlic paste and saute till raw smell leaves and it starts turning light brown.

  4. Now add tamarind pulp, powdered jaggery, required salt and mix well. Keep sauting till the mixture turns brown color as in the pic. Switch off and store in a airtight container.

Poondu Thokku (Garlic Pickle) Recipe
I like this thooku with almost anything idli, dosa, roti or rice. Sometimes I have this as such too :)

Written by: SHARMILEE J
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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Kadai Paneer Recipe (Restaurant Style)

Kadai Paneer Recipe
Kadai paneer is a a spicy tomato based sidedish for chapathi or even rice....This is the easiest paneer recipe that I make when I want to make a quick fix for lunch or dinner.I am fond of trying out new paneer dishes because I'm bored of trying the same PB masala so this recipe is my latest addiction.

I have updated the recipe and the pics with stepwise as few readers had requested for it long back.One fine lazy afternoon, googled to find out other paneer recipes and this kadai paneer caught my eye, and set out to try it. It turned out to be a hit at home. Paneer cooked in tomato coriander sauce simmed in a kadai - do u need any other tempting description?! :)
Kadai Paneer Recipe

Kadai Paneer Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: North Indian

Paneer - 1 cup cubed
Capsicum - 1 cubed (I used half green and half red)
Tomatoes - 2 tbsp cubed
Onion - 1 chopped finely
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Dhania(Coriander) powder - 1/2 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves) - 1 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
Green chillies - 1 chopped
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp chopped
Salt - to taste

For grinding:

Tomatoes - 2
Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
Red Chillies - 2


Method:

  1. Dry roast coriander seeds and red chillies seperately and grind it with tomato to a fine paste.Dry roasted coriander seeds and red chillies can be coarsely powdered seperately and added too. But I find it easy to combine with tomatoes and grind, either way no big difference in taste.
    Kadai Paneer Recipe - Step1
  2. Heat half a tsp of oil, add cubed paneer and toast it until it turns golden brown. Transfer the toasted paneer to hot water for 5mins, drain and keep aside(this is to retain the softness of the paneer). Heat remaining oil in a pan, add green chillies and ginger garlic paste saute for a minute.
    Kadai Paneer Recipe - Step2
  3. Then add onions, tomato cubes and saute till raw smell leaves and onions turn slightly browned. Then add the tomato puree(with coriander seeds and red chillies grinded). Add chilli powder, garam masala powder and dhania powder, give a quick stir.Add required salt.Kadai Paneer Recipe - Step3
  4. Add kasoori methi ,Next add the capsicum and saute till its cooked but retain its crunchiness dont let it become very soft. Add 1/4 cup water and allow it to boil and thicken.Kadai Paneer Recipe - Step4
  5. Sprinkle little water if its too dry.Add the paneer cubes mix well. Add chopped coriander leaves, gives quick stir and switch off.Kadai Paneer Recipe - Step5
Kadai Paneer Recipe

My Notes:

  • This is semidry kadai paneer.It is thick but not dry its saucy that it can pair with chapathi or even with rice.
  • Kadai paneer can be made gravy kind too by adding 2 more tomatoes and switching off when the gravy consistency is reached.
  • Dont skip the kasoori methi as it gives a nice and unique flavour to the gravy.
This can be served with rotis or mild pulaos. We had it with kuska biriyani and enjoyed the meal. The highlight of kadai paneer is freshly ground coriander powder with the flavour of capsicum an kasoori methi - Spicy, flavourul and yum.
Kadai Paneer Recipe
Written by: SHARMILEE J
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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Sweet Chutney Recipe (Dates Tamarind Chaat Chutney) , Green Chutney for Chat

Sweet Chutney Recipe

Dates Tamarind Chutney(Sweet Chutney) and Green Chutney are the 2 most important chutneys for most of the chaats like dahi puri,dahi papdi chaat, bhel puri, dahi vada etc etc.

Does anyone say no to chats?! I am not a crazy fan of chats but then few items like dahi poori and pav bhaji are my fav. One fine day when I was craving for a chat and it was raining outside, I decided to give a try at home myself. So my first attempt was to make these chutneys ready. And these chutneys comes in handy for sandwiches too, it gives a nice flavour to it.Stay tuned for the low fat chats coming up soon here...so get ready with ur chutneys and store them in advance :)

Easy Corn Chaat Recipe

Sweet Chutney Recipe

Preparation Time:10 minutes | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Makes:1/2 cup
Recipe Category: Chaat | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Brown Dates (seedless) - 1/3 cup tightly packed 
Tamarind - 2 tbsp
Jaggery - 3/4 tbsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp

Method:

  1. Dry roast jeera till nice aroma comes, then grind it to a fine powder, set asideI.Soak dates and tamarind in water till immersing water for 30mins.Remove the fiber part in tamarind and then soak.
    How to make carrot beetroot juice - Step1
  2. Remove seeds and fiber from tamarind.Remove seeds from dates if you are using dates with seeds.Pressure cook dates and tamarind with very little water say 1/3 cup for 3 whistles.Cool down and then grind it to a smooth paste.
    How to make carrot beetroot juice - Step2
  3. Transfer this mixture to a pan and heat it up.Add jaggery and red chilli powder.Simmer and let it boil for 5mins.Once it becomes saucy add roasted jeera powder and give another boil till the chutney becomes thick like sauce consistency.Switch off and store it in clean container, refrigerate until use.
    How to make carrot beetroot juice - Step2
Serve with any chaat!

Green Chutney Recipe

Preparation Time:10 minutes | Cooking Time : 5 mins | Makes:1/3 cup
Recipe Category: Chaat | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Coriander Leaves - 1/4 cup
Puthina/Mint Leaves - 1/4 cup
Green Chillies - 1
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Garam masala / Chat masala powder - 1/2 tsp

Method:

  1. Clean mint and coriander leaves,remove the root part and wash it well.Grind all the ingredients mentioned above along with coriander and mint leaves to make a smooth chutney.Add water while grinding as needed but the chutney should be a little thick in consistency.Now add lemon juice to the chutney and mix well. Transfer to a clean container and refrigerate it until use.
    How to make carrot beetroot juice - Step1
  2. This green chutney has become my fav these days. It goes well with murukku, papad or any fry items apart from being a main ingredient for chats and sandwiches. The puthina with coriander flavour is so good, try it for urself and see.
Easy Corn Chaat Recipe

My Notes:

  • Make sure you remove the fiber part in tamarind before grinding.
  • The sweet chutney will become thick after boiling, so while using for chaats you can mix it with water and use it.But make sure you take only required amount of sweet chutney transfer to a bowl and then add water.Dont add water in the storing container itself, then it will get spoiled soon.
  • It keeps well for atleast 2-3 weeks under refrigeration.
  • Adjust red chilli powder according to the spice level you want.
  • Serve immediately after mixing everything.
Sweet Chutney Recipe
You can use this chutneys even for sandwiches. Spread one layer red chutney and another layer green chutney in 2 bread slices with raw onions in one layer and enjoy your sandwich. You can toast them too.Green & Red Chutney Recipe
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