Kandi (Banana Plant Stem) Fugath

 

Kandi (Banana Plant Stem) Fugath

Ingredients:

2 cups Banana Stem ( layers taken off and core cut into bits)

1 green chilli

1 chopped onion

½ tsp mustard seeds

½ tsp turmeric powder

1 sprig (10) curry leaves

¼ scraped coconut

1 tblsp vegetable powder (optional)

3 tbls oil

Method

Heat vessel and add oil. When oil is hot add mustard seeds, then onion, curry leaves and green chilli. When onion turns slightly brown add the turmeric powder, banana bits, salt and water. Mix and cook on slow fire till Kandi is cooked (15 to 20 minutes). Add vegetable powder and cook for a minute. If you want to skip vegetable powder, then add coconut mix and remove the vessel from stove.

Chicken Fingers

Chicken Fingers

 

Ingredients:

250 gms Boneless Chicken Breast (cut into two inch strips or pieces)

Marinade

1/4 tsp Chilli Powder

1/4 tsp pepper powder

1 tsp Tandoori Powder

1 tblsp Ginger Garlic Paste

Juice of ½ Lemon

Salt ½ tsp

1.5 tblsp Worcestershire sauce

1 tblsp Oyster Sauce

Other Ingredients:

Rice Flour seasoned with ½ tsp Salt and ½ tsp pepper powder

1 egg

Breadcrumbs

Oil for frying

 

Method:

Clean and cut chicken into pieces. Add the chicken pieces to the marinade, mix and marinate for at least an hour in the refrigerator.

Beat one egg. Roll the chicken pieces (one by one) in the seasoned rice flour. Then dip in beaten egg, roll in breadcrumbs and deep fry till golden brown.

 

Puri Bhaji

Puri Bhaji

Bhaji:

500 gms Potatoes (Boiled, peeled and cut into cubes)

1 tsp Mustard Seeds

½ tsp Urid Dhal (Black Gram)

½ Tsp Cumin Seeds or Jeera

1 small chopped Onion

1 inch chopped ginger

2 chopped green chillies

15 curry leaves

Small bunch chopped coriander leaves (Cilantro)

½ tsp turmeric powder

Salt to taste (1 tsp)

A pinch Asafoetida or Hing

¾ cup water

Oil for seasoning

Method:

Heat a deep pan and add 2 tblsp oil. When oil is hot add the mustard, urid dhal and cumin seeds. When urid dhal turns brown add the chopped ginger and green chillies. Fry for 30 seconds add the chopped onion and fry for a minute. Add the turmeric powder, Asafoetida and salt. Now mix and add the cut potatoes and half of the coriander leaves. Mix and add water – cook on slow flame for 5 minutes. Now add the remaining coriander leaves, mix and remove. The mixture should be slightly wetish.

Puri:

3 cups of Whole Wheat Flour ( Chapati Flour)

1 tsp salt

1 tblsp Oil

Water for kneading the flour

Flour for dusting the puris while rolling them

Oil for deep frying the puris

Method

Knead the flour along with salt, oil and water to form a dough. Form small balls (lime Sized). Roll them into puris dusting with wheat flour. Heat sufficient oil in a deep pan. When hot add a rolled puri. Press it slightly so that the puri puffs up. Turn to other side. Fry for 30 secs and remove. This way fry all puris.

Puris can be eaten with Potato bhaji, sambhar and coconut chutney.

Instant Onion Rava Dosa

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Ingredients:

1 Cup Fine Rava (Semolina)

1 Cup Rice Flour

½ Cup Maida or Standard Flour

1 tsp Cumin Seeds

1 tsp Salt

Water

Mix all above – watery consistency

Add

1/c Chopped Onion

4 Chopped Green Chillies

½ Inch Chopped Ginger

10 Chopped Curry Leaves

Small bunch of Chopped Coriander Leaves

Mix well and add more water if required (watery consistency)

Keep aside for 30 minutes

Frying:

Heat a non-stick or Dosa pan. Apply little oil. Spread the batter on the pan- Close with lid and cook on medium heat. Apply little ghee or clarified butter. Remove when crisp.

Have with coconut chutney or sambhar or dry coconut chutney.

Dexter Special “Mixed Haka Noodles”

Mixed Haka Noodles

 

1 Kg of Cooked Noodles (Chinese Supermarket) or Noodle Packets ( to be boiled and drained)

200 gms Round Beans (sliced into strips)

200 gms Carrots (cut into 3 to 4 pieces, julienned-thin long strips)

2 Capsicums (seeded and sliced into strips- lengthwise)

1 Bunch Spring Onions (sliced)

I Cup Boiled Prawns (raw prawns, shelled, deveined, boiled with salt, vinegar, turmeric powder and water).

200 gms Ham (sliced into strips)

200 Gms Chicken Breasts (boiled with salt, vinegar, turmeric powder and water)- sliced into strips when cool.

5 seeds Garlic (sliced)

4 tbsp Soy Sauce

2 tbsp Tomato Sauce

2 Tbsp Chilli Sauce

1 tsp Pepper Powder

2 Eggs (for Omelette- garnishing)

Half cup chilli oil for frying

Chilli Oil

In a pan heat a cup of chilli oil and when hot (not smoking) add two tbsp chilli powder and remove. When cool, drain through a cloth or old handkerchief. Use this oil for frying the noodles and ingredients.

Noodles

Boil water in a vessel. Drop the noodle packets (break the slab of noodles into pieces and drop into water). After 2 to 3 minutes, add 1 tsp of oil (to prevent the noodles from sticking). Cook for a couple of minutes more and then drain the noodles. Pour cold water and drain completely. Allow to cool.

Method:

In a pan heat little oil and then prepare egg omelette. Cut into strips and keep aside for garnishing.

Heat 1 tbsp of chilli oil or any oil and fry the boiled noodles in batches. Remove into a vessel for mixing. Next, heat 1 tbsp of chilli oil or any oil and fry the cut vegetables. Remove into the mixing vessel. Next, heat another tbsp of Chilli oil or any oil and fry the chicken, ham and prawns one by one and add to mixing vessel. Mix all the ingredients and noodles.

Sprinkle Pepper Powder and sauces into the mixture, add the omelette strips and mix well.

Mixed Haka Noodles

Spicy Chicken Livers Dry

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500 gms Chicken Livers

Ingredients:

12 Dry Red Chillies

5 Seeds Garlic

1 tsp Cumin seeds

¾ tsp Turmeric Powder

Small Ball Tamarind

12  pepper corns

Two sticks cinnamon

5 cloves

All the above ingredients to be ground fine in water.

1 Onion Chopped

15 Curry Leaves

1/2 scraped Coconut

Vinegar ( 1 to 2 tbls)

Salt (1.5 tsp) to taste

Chopped coriander leaves few stalks.

Method:

Clean and Cut Chicken Livers into 2 to 3 pieces each, wash well and boil the pieces with a little salt, 1 tsp pepper powder, ½ tsp turmeric powder, 2 tblsp vinegar and one cup water.

Grind and remove the masala and reserve the masala water.

Fry 4 tablespoons of the ground masala. Add the scraped coconut and fry till you get the fried coconut aroma. Remove the coconut.

Heat two tablespoons oil and add curry leaves and then fry the chopped onion. When brown add the ground masala and fry till dry. Add the masala water and again fry till nearly dry. Now add boiled chicken liver pieces and fry till they are coated with the masala. Now add the boiled water, vinegar, salt and allow to cook till the meat is nearly dry.

Check for salt and vinegar- add if required. Add the fried scraped coconut and mix well. Add chopped coriander leaves. Mix and remove from flame.

 

Batata Wada and Spicy Green Chutney

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batata-wada-and-spicy-green-chutneyIngredients:

1.5 kg or 500 gms Potatoes (Boiled, Peeled and Mashed)

Below ingredients for tempering to be added to the mashed potatoes

1 tsp or ¼ tsp mustard seeds

15 or 5 Curry leaves (roughly Chopped)

6 or 2 green chillies (chopped fine)

2 tblsp or 1 tsp ginger garlic paste (2 inch or 1 inch ginger, 10 or 5 cloves garlic)

½ or ¼ tsp turmeric powder

Salt 1 tsp or ¼ tsp

2 tblsp Oil or 2 tsp Oil

2 stalks or few Coriander leaves to be added direct to mixture (roughly chopped)

Batter for Dipping the Mashed Potato Balls

400 gms or 150 gms Channa Flour or Chickpea flour or Gramflour

1 tsp or ½ tsp chilli powder

½ or ¼ tsp cumin powder

Salt 1 tsp or ¼ tsp

Water to make thick batter

¼ or a pinch Baking Soda or Soda Bicarobonate

Spicy Green Chutney

Large Bunch Coriander Leaves

Around 20 mint leaves

12 green chillies

1 tsp ginger garlic paste

Juice of one lemon or two limes

Half cup of raw peanuts with skin.

Salt ½ tsp

Water to make thickish chutney

Method:

Heat the oil for tempering in a pan and when hot add the mustard seeds. When they crackle add the curry leaves. Then rest of the ingredients for tempering. Cook for a minute and then add the mixture to mashed potatoes. Add the chopped coriander leaves too and mix well. (If the mixture is watery, you can correct this by cooking the mixture in a pan to let the water evaporate. Don’t allow to burn ). Check salt and make lime sized balls.

Prepare the batter (thick batter not watery). Add the mashed potatoes balls to the batter and coat the balls with the batter. Add oil to a deep pan or wok and heat it.  When hot add the battered mashed potatoes balls one by one into the oil. The flame should be medium. When the battered balls turn golden brown remove them into a perforated vessel or onto paper towels. The sound of the wada dropping onto the plate should be heavy not soft. This will show that they are cooked properly. Prepare the batata wadas in batches.

Chutney:

Grind all the spicy green chutney in a grinder or blender. Check for salt. Remove to serving bowl.

Eating these

Can be had plain, can be eaten with chutney. This is a delicacy in Mumbai- Small buns are opened up and the wada along with chutney is placed inside the bun and eaten. This is known as Wada Pav.