Monday, April 30, 2007


Boiled aloo - 4
Finely chopped green chillied - 3
mustard seeds - 2tsp
chana dal - 2tbsp
salt - as required
haldi - a pinch
red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
besan - 10-15tbsp
water as required
eating soda - 2 pinches
oil- for frying

-Mash the boiled aloo and add green chilli, salt , red chilli powder and haldi.
-Heat a tbsp of oil once hot add chana dal and mustard seeds.
-After they splutter add the aloo mixture and let fry for 3-4 min.
-Take besan add salt, haldi , red chilli powder, eating soda and required water to make a very thick batter.
-Make small balls of the aloo mixture and dip them in the besan and drop them in hot oil and fry till golden brown.
-Serve with ketchup.

Sunday, April 22, 2007


this is the exact procedure used by the hundereds of bandiwallas in hyderabad to make the delicious cutlet chat....very simple but a little time consuming but worth all tht effort...nd believe me if you have ever tasted the hyderabadi bandi chat then u'll definitely love this recpe try out and let me knw

Boiled potatoes - 2
Soaked white peas -100gms
Green chutney - 2tbsp
[ 1/2 bunch pudina + 1/2 bunch coriander leaves + 2-3 green chilles make a paste of all these]
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Red chillie powder - 1tsp
Salt as required
Oil - 4-5 tsp
Sweet chutney - as required
Finely chopped onion - as required
Curds - 3-4tbsp

-In a pressure cooker boil the soaked white peas till done , remove a handful of the boiled peas and grind into paste in the mixie. add this back to the rest of boiled peas and mix well.
-Mash the boiled potatoes and add a pinch of turmeric powder and mix well and make patties.
-Heat a pan add oil and shallow fry the patties till golden brown on each side.
-Heat little oil in a kadai, now mash the cutlet and add red chillie powder, garam masala powder and salt and add little water and wait till it boils.
-Now add the required amount of boiled peas to this and 1/2 tsp of green chutney mix well and boil for another 3 min.
-Serve this with finely chopped onions sweet chutney(i used the smith and jones bhel puri chutney as it was tangy and sweet and it was perfect for the chat) and curds

Wednesday, April 11, 2007


Pani puri puri's - 1 packet
Boiled and mashed alu - 3-4
(after mashing the alu add little salt and red chilli powder and mix well)
Salt - as required
Red chilli powder - as required
Chat masala - as required
Sweet chutney - 1cup
(instead of sweet chutney i used smith and jones bhelpuri sauce and it was just perfect for it)
Curds - 2 cups
(beat it well and add 1/2 tsp of chat masala and mix well)
Finely chopped onions - 2 large
Thin sev - 2cups

-Make hole in the puri
-Put sum alu mixture into the puri
-Now add little salt , red chilli powder and chat masala
-Add 1tbsp of curds, about 1/2 tsp sweet chutney or bhel puri sauce
-Now add the onions and sev and serve.

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