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Samosa Chaat

I love samosas. The crunchy exterior and the yummy potato filling inside..what’s not to like! But some times you are left with a few samosas lying around..everyone simply refuses to have just have another one. So, what do you do? Throw them away or give it to your maid? There is a third delicious alternative. You can turn it into a scrumptious chaat. That is exactly what I did the other day and the chaat turned out really well. Onward to the recipe then.

Ingredients:

2 samosas, broken into small chunks

200 gms curd

1 1/2  cup sev

1 onion, chopped

2 tbsp tamarind

2 dates

2 tbsp jaggery

Red chilli powder, as per taste

1 teaspoon cumin powder

1 teaspoon chaat masala

1/2 cup pomegranate seeds

1 tbsp sugar

Salt, as per taste

1/2 cup chopped coriander

Method:

Soak together dates, tamarind and jaggery in some water. Keep aside. In a bowl, whisk together 150 gms curd along with all the condimentss, sugar and salt. Dilute it with a little water and whisk again. You need to thin out the curd because chaat has the tendency to become dry really fast. Now add the samosa chunks, the chopped onions and half of the pomegranate. Using your hand, squeeze out the juice from the tamarind mixture and discard the used tamarind. Now, add half of this chutney to the bowl with the curd and samosas. Sprinkle half cup sev and gently mix everything together. In a separate bowl, whisk together the remaining curd along with some salt and sugar. Pour this curd over the samosa mixture. Pour the remaining tamarind chutney, sev and pomegranate seeds. Garnish with chopped coriander. Let it sit in the fridge for 10 minutes and dig in!

Funwich

Summers are here with a vengeance. All one wants to do is drink gallons of cool drinks and eat… but what? Sandwiches of course. Light, fresh and delicious. This sandwich is an old favourite. It uses one of my favourite vegetables, capsicum! There is just something unique about its particular flavour. Add it to your curries, grilled in a little oil just before switching off the flame and you will see what I mean. Now, this recipe also uses french fries! So you can be sure that the kids will like this sandwich. And french fries made at home are much better for them than those of a fast food joints. Also, I have used multigrain bread for the sandwich so it’s a healthy option for your lunch box or for an evening snack. So, without further ado lets move to the recipe.

Ingredients:

2 medium potatoes, cut long and thin

1 capsicum, cut into rounds

1 tomato, sliced

4 slices bread

2 tablespoon cheese spread

2 tablespoon chilli mayonnaise

Pinch of black pepper

Salt as required

Method:

Season the cut potatoes with salt and black pepper and deep fry till nice and golden. In a pan, drizzle a tiny bit of oil and roast your capsicum. Do the same with your tomatoes. Spread cheese on one slice and chilli mayonnaise or mustard sauce on the other. Layer the veggies, cover with the other bread slice and take a huge bite. Yum!

Not your regular burger patty..

Who likes oats? Me, me, me! I like ‘em sweet and like ‘em spicy. It lends itself to all kinds of dishes. Its healthy and so filling too. These cutlets are one of my favourites. They are good for the tiffin, as a teatime snack or you can even use them as a replacement for your usual burger patty. I use oats instead of breadcrumbs to coat my cutlets so that they have a nice, crunchy texture.

Ingredients:

4 potatoes, boiled and mashed

1 grated carrot

1 green capsicum thinly cut

1 cup boiled chicken

1 ½ cup dry roasted oats

½ cup chopped coriander

½ cup chopped mint

2 teaspoons ginger garlic paste

1 teaspoon chaat masala

1 teaspoon coriander powder

1 teaspoon pesto sauce

Salt as required

2 tablespoon whole wheat flour diluted in water

1 cup or thereabouts oats for coating your cutlets

Method:

Combine all your ingredients in a bowl. Shape into circular patties. Dip in whole wheat flour batter and roll in some oats. Drizzle a pan with some oil and shallow fry your cutlets. Enjoy!