Pitter-patter and platter: Monsoon menu

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Come rain, and our minds go straight to piping sizzling pakodas or vadas throughout tea-time. The earthy scent, the soothing pitter-patter and the cool breeze that accompany monsoon, make the right setting to take pleasure in some crispy, crunchy delicacies with a heat cup of chai. To take advantage of your wet evenings, cooks share some fast, straightforward and lip-smacking recipes that may be ready at residence.

Bread Pakoda


For the aloo stuffing:

– 3 boiled and mashed potatoes

– ½ tsp ginger paste

– ½ tsp chilli powder

– ¼ tsp garam masala

– ½ tsp chat masala

– ½ tsp cumin powder

– ¼ tsp salt

– 1/2 cup boiled peas

– 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander

Combine them collectively and hold apart

For besan batter:

– 2 cups besan

– ¼ tsp turmeric

– ½ tsp chilli powder

– ¼ tsp baking soda

– ½ tsp salt

– 1¼ cup water

Combine all of the substances

Different substances:

– 4 slices of bread

– 4 tsps nice chutney

– 2 slices paneer

– Oil for frying


Unfold 1 tsp of inexperienced chutney and a pair of tbsp of the ready aloo stuffing uniformly on bread slices

Now place 1 thick slice of paneer

Cowl with the opposite bread slice and reduce in half

Dip the stuffed bread within the besan batter coating uniformly

Deep fry in oil, retaining the flame on medium

Flip over and fry either side till the pakoda turns golden brown and crisp.

Chef Guntas Kaur Sethi

Crispy Corn Bhel



150g boiled corn

50g peanuts 25g

onion 25g tomato

10g inexperienced chilli

1 tsp lime juice

½ tsp black salt

½ tsp chat masala

½ tsp chilli powder

½ tsp cumin powder

1 tsp mint chutney

1 tsp candy chutney

Sev and coriander leaf to garnish


Deep fry boiled corn in tempura batter

In a mixing bowl, add black salt, crimson chilli powder, cumin powder, chat masala

Add finely diced onion, tomato, inexperienced chilli and coriander leaves

Add lime juice

Combine fried corn and peanuts with all substances collectively

Switch to serving bowl and garnish with sev and coriander leaves.

Ravinder Singh, govt chef, Tamasha

Plum Rasam
Plum Rasam

Plum Rasam


Indian Plums- 450 gm.

Purple ripe tomatoes – 2 nos. giant

Inexperienced Chillies, slit-2 nos.

Ginger grated- 04 tsp.

Turmeric powder- ½ tsp.

Rasam Powder, ideally ready at home- 4 tsp. / extra if required

Water- as required

Salt- to style

For the Tempering:

Clarified Butter / Olive oil- ½ tbsp.

Asafoetida- a pinch

Curry leaves- 2 sprigs

Mustard Seeds- 1 tsp.

Black peppercorn, frivolously toasted and crushed- 1 tsp. (Optionally available)

Complete crimson chillies- 4nos. (Optionally available)

For the Garnish

Cilantro, chopped- 04 tsp.


In sizzling water, blanch and peel the tomatoes and chop it roughly.

Wash the plums, boil it in sizzling water for 05 minutes and peel. Take away the stones from the boiled plums and discard the stones and peels / pores and skin. Allow them to cool. Don’t discard the water during which the plums are boiled

Mix each the boiled plums and tomatoes right into a clean paste.

To this add grated ginger, inexperienced chillies, turmeric powder, rasam powder, salt to style and the water during which plums had been boiled. Add just a little lukewarm water, if required.

In a non-stick deep pan, pour the rasam and simmer it for an additional 5 minutes

In a small pan warmth clarified butter or oil, add mustard seeds, allow them to crackle / splutter, curry leaves and a pinch of asafoetida and pour over the ready rasam.

By chef Reetu Uday Kugaji

Pappada Vada
Pappada Vada

Pappada Vada (Pappad Fritters)

Elements and Amount:

Kerala Pappadam- 16 nos.

Fantastic Rice Flour- 1cup

Purple chilli powder- 2 tsp. / or extra if desired

Turmeric powder- 1 tsp.

Sesame seeds, black- 2 tsp.

Cumin seeds- 2 tsp.

Asafoetida- a pinch

Salt – to style

Water- as required for medium thick batter

Coconut oil- 04 cups / as required for deep frying


In a glass bowl, mix all of the substances besides the Kerala Pappadam and Coconut oil. Mix the substances with a whisk, to make a clean batter of a medium thick consistency.

In a deep non-stick pan ,warmth the coconut oil.

On this batter ,dip the pappad that’s one pappad at a time, press it onto the batter floor and switch to the opposite facet. Each the perimeters of the pappad have to be are evenly coated with the ready batter. Be certain that you don’t put the pappad within the batter for very long time because it tends to interrupt and turns into soggy.

Fry it in sizzling oil, on low to medium till it turns crisp. 

Flip it to the opposite facet; deep fry until mild golden and crisp.

Place them on Kitchen absorbent papers ,in order that extra of oil may be absorbed.

By chef Reetu Uday Kugaji

Palak Dahi Kebab
Palak Dahi Kebab

Palak Dahi Kebab


2kg palak

50g hung curd

35g salt

100g roasted channa dal powder

15g chopped chilli

120g prunes

30g salt

70g chopped ginger

150ml mustard oil

100g boiled potato


Clear the palak blanch it and make a positive thick paste

Warmth the pan and put some oil in it

Sauté spinach until it turns into thick

Season with salt and make spherical sized patties out of it

Stuff with prunes, hung curd and inexperienced chilly

Prepare dinner on the heated pan and serve with salads and inexperienced chutney

Saurabh Singh, company chef at Currynama

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