Mint Chutney

Mint Chutney recipe

Learn how to make a delicious mint chutney, desistyle!

Mint is commonly known as Pudina in Hindi and Urdu. Mint is a herb that has a distinct aroma and fragrance. The reason for mint being flavoured is because of the presence of menthol, which facilitates good digestion.

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Chatpatay Pakoray

Pakora recipe

Pakora, learn how to make it!

Ingredients:

Oil/ ghee 3 cups /200g
Green chilies 1 – 2 chopped
Onions, medium 2, sliced
Green coriander Few leaves, chopped
Pakora Mix 1 Packet

Cooking Instructions:

  1. You can make Pakoras/Fritters of various vegetables: Onion rings, Sliced Potatoes, Amchoore / Green Mango, filled Green Chilies, Spinach leaves, boiled Chicken beef cubes, etc. My personal favourites are thin cut potatoes and green chillies filled with chat masala and lemon juice.
  2. Add 1 cup if water to one packet of Pakora Mix.
  3. Mix thoroughly to make a smooth batter.
  4. Set aside for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Drop a spoonful of the batter in hot oil and deep fry until golden.
  6. Dip the vegetables in the batter and deep fry.
  7. Mix 1-2 tablespoons chat masala in a cup of boiled and chopped potatoes and press it into balls.
  8. Dip in the Pakora batter and deep fry.

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Barish, pakora aur ek garam chai ki pyali

 

Pakora garam chai ki pyalli

Pakora

“Barish aur pakora”,That is the something we have been listening to for generations now. It has become a tradition and a culture. We desis are very different towards our food, we do not eat to satisfy our hunger and taste buds but it is our way of socialize. We want to sit with family while it’s raining outside Continue reading

Desi Blog

My growing interest in Desi culture, Desi food and Bollywood has meant that for the first time I am going to write a blog about desi stuff, under the heading ‘garam chai ki pyalii blog’. My first blogs are about Desi chai and about the movie ‘Gunday’ of Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra. My next topic will be Salmaan Khan in the film ‘Jai Ho’, I will also blog about the Desi kitchen and Bollywoodshows.