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Palak bhurji


Ingredients:
1 bunch spinach
2 tbs oil
4 tsp garlic paste
1 tbs desi ghee
2 tsp ginger paste
2-3 chopped tomatoes
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
3 big cubes butter
2 chopped onions
2 tsp red chilli powder
Crushed paneer
4-5 green chillies
Chopped coriander leaves
Thinly sliced ginger pieces

Method:
Chop the spinach. Heat oil in a pan, add some garlic paste, spinach and salt and cook for some time.

Heat desi ghee in a pan, add garlic paste, ginger paste and saute. Once the garlic turns brown, add tomatoes, cumin powder and coriander powder. Cook for some more time.

Take butter in pan, add chopped onions and saute. Now add spinach, tomato paste, salt, red chilli powder, paneer, green chillies and coriander leaves. Cook for some time. Garnish with thinly sliced ginger and serve hot.

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Egg Pakora with Filling

Difficulty: Easy | Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 5 mins | Yield: 4-5 servings

INGREDIENTS
5 Eggs
Oil for Deep Frying

For Filling
½ Small Onion
½ Small Tomato
2 Green Chillies
1 tsp Coriander Leaves*
1 tsp Salt

For Batter
6 tbsp Flour
1 tbsp Oil
¼ tsp Chillie Powder
½ tsp Salt
½ tsp Baking Powder

DIRECTIONS

  1. Hard boil the eggs. Remove it’s shells and cut them into halves.
  2. Gently take out the egg yolks from the egg pieces and collect the yolks in a small bowl.
  3. Sprinkle a little salt over the egg whites and leave them aside.
  4. Finely chop the onion, tomato, coriander leaves and green chillies. Add them to the egg yolks along with the salt and mix well.
  5. Now make equal 10 portions of the yolk mixture and fill them back into the cavities of the egg whites.
  6. To make the batter, take the flour in a bowl and mix the oil well with the flour. Then add the other ingredients and a little water so as to get a thick and consistent batter.
  7. Make sure not to add too much water as the batter should not be thin.
  8. In a pan heat enough oil for deep frying the pakoras. Coat each egg carefully with the batter, without spoiling it’s filling and drop them into the oil.
  9. Fry till golden brown on high flame.
  10. Take them out on an absorbent paper so that the excess oil is drained out. Serve as snacks or as accompaniment.

NOTES
* You may consider this as optional

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Chillie Cheese Toasts


Difficulty: Easy | Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 15 mins| Yield: 20 pieces

INGREDIENTS
50 gms (3 slices) Cheese
2 Eggs
5 Slices of Bread
4 tbsp Flour
2 Green Chillie/ ½ tsp Red Chillie Powder*
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying

DIRECTIONS

  1. Remove the sides of the breads and cut them into 4 pieces each.
  2. Beat the eggs in a bowl.
  3. Grate the cheese and add it to the eggs.
  4. Mix the flour, chillies and salt (just a little, about ½ tsp, as the cheese is high in salt content).
  5. Heat the oil in a pan for deep frying.
  6. Take a piece of bread and apply about 2 tsp of the egg mixture on one side of the bread.
  7. Immediately put it into the hot oil. The side with the cheese mixture should be towards the bottom of the pan.
  8. Fry till golden brown, flip and fry the other side as well till golden brown.
  9. Repeat for the rest.
  10. Remove on absorbant paper and serve hot with drinks.

NOTES
*Optional

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