Monday, October 20, 2014

Dabeli - Street food


Back home I had eaten Dabeli just once but tried it at a friends place recently and it brought back  memories so I thought I need to give it a try some day.

Surefed online to find a few recipes n came up with my own version of it. It was pretty simple to make as I had most ingredient easily available in my home kitchen itself.


Boiled potatoes
Dabeli Masala - I used Badshah Dabeli masala
Finely chopped onions
Spicy roasted peanuts
Pomegranate seeds
Grapes halved (Optional)
Tamarind and date chutney (I used the Deep tamarind and date chutney)
Garlic chutney (I used Deep garlic chutney)
Bhel sev ( I used garvi gujrat Bhel sev)
Finely chopped cilantro for garnish (Optional)
Pav bread


Mash boiled potatoes in a bowl. Now in a pan heat a little oil. To that add some finely chopped onions.Once the onions get translucent then add the mashed potatoes mix well. To this now add the date & tamarind chutney. Then add a hint of the garlic chutney. Mix well then transfer the mixture to a flat class bowl ( I used a pirex rectangle bowl with lid) Now flatten it in the bowl. Now sprinkle some spicy peanuts, pomegranate seeds , halved grapes, bhel sev & finely chopped cilantro.

Now cut pav & spread a little date n tamarind chutney on one side n some garlic chutney on the other. Now cut a slab of the potato mixture & place it in the pav. Top with some chopped onions & serve.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Homemade Mango Icecream

I love mangoes. I recently bought a can of Alphonso Mangoes from the store n decided I shud use it to make some Mango ice cream. Here's my version of a quick n simple recipe for yummy Mango Ice cream.

Quick n easy 4 ingredient Mango Ice cream recipe
2 cups + 2 Tbsp sweetened Mango Puree
1/2 cup condensed milk
2 cups or 1 pint heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 - 2 tbsp lime/Lemon juice

Chill all ingredients n mix together. Pour in an Ice cream maker. I use the Kitchen Aid Ice cream bowl attachment. Follow the instruction by the manufacturer. 

Once done set in a Freezer safe container. I used Pirex glass bowl with lids to store them in the freezer.
Lime/Lemon juice acts as a secret ingredient. It helps bring out the Mango flavor in it.

U can substitute Mango puree for any other fruit of ur choice.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Kheema - Ground Mince


1 lb ground meat (Beef or goat)
1/4 cup frozen petite peas
1/2 tbsp finely chopped ginger
1 tbsp finel chopped garlic
1 1/2 tbsp Shaan Kheema Masala
1/2 large onion minced
1-2 nos. Thai green Chilie pepper finely chopped
salt to taste
1 no. medium size tomato
1/2 cup washed and finely chopped cilantro
Juice of 1/2 sour lime
1 tbsp cooking oil (I used canola)
Optional - 1 large potato diced into 1" pieces


In a pressure cooker heat oil , then to it add the minced Thai Chillie peppers, fry for 1 min then add the minced onions, fry with a hint of salt till onions turn translucent , then add the ginger,garlic , followed by the tomatoes & let it cook till the tomatoes soften. Now add the Shaan Kheema Masala. Let this mixture fry well for a 3-4 of minutes then add the washed n drained mince to the mixture along with the diced potatoes.Fry on high heat for couple of minutes & keep stirring continuously. Now add salt as per your taste (but keep in mind that the Shaan masalas already have some salt in them). Cover n cook for 8mins. Once done release the steam & open the cooker. Now add 1/4 cup of Frozen peas. I use petite frozen peas which do not take long to cook n hence cook in the steam of the mince itself. Lastly garnish with chopped Cilantro n Lime juice. Can be eaten with naan, roti , chapati or loaf (pav).