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Beetroot the new super food has many health benefits .There are many ways to include beet in our diet ,at home we either make salad/raita or make some side dish  with beetroot.Beetroot and  vegetables cutlets  too taste yum .This time wanted to try something  different so  made these cheese balls inspired by Freda's beetroot croquettes  ..made few changes and the result was yummy..these yummy beetroot cheese balls taste best when eaten hot or warm since the cheese.melts and it's gooey and yum.
These  beetroot cheese balls make a great starter,you can  even pack  these for your kids lunch box,in that case do not use mozzarella cheese.
These beetroot cheese balls are guilt free as it's made in paniyaram or Appe pan with minimal oil but  its still crispy and delicious .
Ingredients
2 big beetroot
3 potatoes boiled
1 tsp Green chilli and ginger paste*
1 tsp Red chilli powder
1/2 tsp crushed black pepper
Chaat masala  as needed
salt to taste


1/2 cup Processed Cheese
1/2 cup grated Mozzarella Cheese
Bread crumbs to coat
2 tbsp Cornflour /cornstarch
Oil
beetroot cheese balls in appe/paniyaram pan


Method

  • Boil beetroot , grate it and keep aside .
  • Boil and mash potatoes
  • In a bowl mix boiled potatoes beetroot ,salt ,ginger green chilli paste,pepper powder, red chilli powder mix well to a smooth dough
  • Add cornflour or breadcrumbs to bind it only if needed .



  • Make a slurry of cornflour and water .
  • Dip the balls in this slurry .
  • Roll it In breadcrumbs so that it coats the balls well.
  • Keep it in the refrigerator for 20-30 Minutes .
  • Heat the Appe pan and in each hole or cavity put few drops of oil



  • Fry the balls on all sides until crisp .
  • Serve with ketchup or any dip



notes 
I have made these in appe pan using very little oil,you can deep fry or even shallow fry these.
Feel free to  adjust the spices and seasonings
I have used green chillies and ginger paste ,you can add 1 tsp minced ginger and 2-3 finely chopped  green chillies instead .
Use processed or cheddar cheese if you dont have mozzarella

cheesy beetroot ccroquettes

Dates and banana cake .soft moist and super yummy cake .This cake is super soft and taste delish .Dates gives this cake a natural sweetness and banana makes it soft .
Try this cake when you have over ripe banana they work charm in this cake.
I have posted a date and walnut cake before this cake is equally as good as that ..as I ran out of walnuts  I skipped adding it here .It still tasted yumm .

Ingredients 
2 over ripe bananas 
250 gms dates seedless
1/2 tsp baking soda  
2 eggs 
140 gms flour /maida
100 gms powdered sugar /brown sugar 
100 gms butter 
2 tbsp oil 
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp baking powder 
2 tbsp milk 
1 tsp vanilla essence .

Method 

  • Soak the dates in 3/4 cup  hot boiling water and baking soda keep it aside for 30 minutes 
  • Grease a 8 inch loaf tin with oil and cover it with butter paper or line it with parchment .
  • Pre heat oven at 180 degree Celsius  for 10 minutes 


  • Sift flour and baking powder together and keep aside .
  • Beat butter,oil  and  sugar  in  a bowl until creamy and fluffy
  • Add eggs and vanilla  essence and beat well.
  • Mash the  banana and  add it to the date mixture,blend  it until smooth.

  • To this add the butter egg mixture and  cinnamon  powder ,milk and blend it till well incorporated. 
  • Add the  sifted flour  and  mix with  spatula or beat  on low  speed
  •  Pour the batter in the  prepared cake tin
  •  Bake at 180 degree  Celsius for 45- 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted  comes out  clean.

notes
you may add walnuts if you want,dust them with  flour before mixing in the batter.
i have used seedless black oman dates you can use the brown ones too.


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Chicken Reshmi Masala or Murg Reshmi Masala is a very delicious dish made with chicken ..the chicken is  soft and melt in mouth as it's  marinated with curds and few spices then cooked in a rich creamy gravy .Chicken Reshmi goes well with naan rice or roti .
Make this delicious reshmi chicken masala for any parties or dinner your guest will love this I'm sure .





Ingredients
for the marination
500 gms chicken.
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp lime juice
3 -4  green chillies chopped
1 tsp red chilli powder
1/2
1/2 cup curds
1 tbsp fresh cream
Salt
Chopped coriander leaves
Chopped mint leaves

Marinate the chicken for 1 hour with the above mentioned ingredients and keep aside.

for the gravy
2 onions
oil
10-12 cashew
2-3 green chillies
1 tsp kasoori methi
1/2 tsp garam Masala  powder
2 tbsp fresh cream
Method

  • Slice 2 onions finely
  • Heat 2tbsp oil in a pan and fry the onions til they turn soft and translucent
  • Remove it in a plate
  • Grind the fried onions and. cashews with little water to a paste .
  • Heat a pan add the same oil in which the onions were fried .
  • Add the bay leaves and paste and saute until it begins to leave oil.
  • Now add in the marinated chicken and saute well for 8-10 minutes .



  • Add chopped coriander leaves and some Mint leaves along with 2-3 slitted green chillies.
  • Cover and let it cook well .
  • Add about 1 tsp crushed kasuri methi and 1/2 tsp garam masala powder .
  • Mix well add salt if needed 
  • Heat a coal until red hot
  • Once the gravy is done switch the flame off and add 1 tbsp fresh cream and mix.
  • Keep a small foil over it and place the hot coal .



  • Add 1-2 drops of oil or ghee over the coal and immediately cover with lid.
  • Keep the lid covered  for 5 minutes .
  • Serve with rice roti or naan .






The very famous amritsari Aloo Kulcha with amritsari chole is a heavenly combo .amritsari chole with Kulcha and a tall glass of lassi is a  typical dhaba style breakfast .
This amazing Kulcha is so easy to make and taste super yummy Usually Kulcha are made in hot tandoor but you can easily make it on gas stove or electric oven .please do try this you will love it .

Ingredients
2 cups flour/maida
1/2 cup curds/yogurt/dahi
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
Salt

For the filling
2 potatoes boiled
2 green chillies chopped
3 tbsp coriander leaves chopped
1/4 tsp haldi/ turmeric
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp anardana powder or lime juice .

Butter as needed
 Sesame seeds as required
Kalonji
Coriander leaves.

Method

  • Sift the flour add salt baking powder and baking soda and mix .
  • To this add curds and knead till it all comes together .
  • Add oil and knead to a soft dough .
  • Cover with a damp cloth and keep aside for 2-3 hours.
  •  Meanwhile make the filling .
  • Mix together boiled mashed potatoes and all the ingredients mentioned .
  • Divide into 6 balls and keep aside.



  • After 2-3 hours you will see the dough is soft and smooth .
  • Divide into 6 balls .
  • Flatten each ball and stuff the potato filling .
  • Cover the sides .
  • Dust little flour and.roll it into a round disc with with a rolling pin.
  • Add little drops of water on the Kulcha
  • Sprinkle sesame seeds kalonji and coriander leaves so that it sticks on the Kulcha .
  • Heat a tava.



  • On one side of the Kulcha put few drops of water and place that side down on the hot tava .
  • Cook on medium flame till it is brown and cooked.on both sides .
  • Apply a dollop of butter and serve hot with chole or enjoy with curds and pickle ...



Chicken Nevri Pattice /Chicken puff/Chicken pockets or nevri pattice are homemade puffs they are crispy from out with a very delicious filling inside. Nevri pattice have been a favourite since childhood.these chicken puffs/ pockets makes a lovely snack and is loved by all.We make Nevri for Christmas thats with a sweet filling of coconut and jaggery or coconut and semolina .Here Nevri Pattice refers to savoury Nevri which is either made with mince or chicken and veg filling .
You can play with the filling and the shape here i have used chicken and carrot spicy filling you can even stuff any veg  filling


chicken  pockets

ingredients
for the filling
300 gms chicken breast
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
2 carrot grated
2 onion chopped finely
2 tsp minced ginger
7-8 garlic chopped
3-4 green chillies chopped
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp black pepper powder (optional)
2 tbsp coriander leaves chopped
A sprig of curry leaves
2 tbsp oil

For the covering
2 1/2  cups flour /maida
2 tbsp Ghee /Vanaspati
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp baking powder
Salt
3/4 cup to 1 cup Lukewarm Water to knead


method
First prepare the filling

  • Boil chicken with 2 green chillies,1/4 tsp turmeric powder, salt and pepper as per taste .
  • Shred it to pieces and keep aside .
  • Heat oil in a pan ,add cumin seeds and curry leaves .
  • Add in the chopped ginger garlic and green chillies and fry on med flame for 5 minutes .
  • Then add onion and saute till it turns golden brown
  • Add the grated carrot and saute for sometime .
  • Add the shredded chicken and coriander leaves .
  • Also add the garam Masala powder ,pepper powder
  • Mix well and switch the flame off and add 1 tsp lime juice .
  • Your filling is ready ..allow it to cool .


Prepare the dough for the outer covering .

  • Sift the flour and baking powder .
  • To the flour add ghee ,salt and mix well
  • Add the lukewarm water and knead to a soft smooth dough ..
  • Cover with a damp cloth and keep aside for 30-40 minutes .
  • Divide into round balls .
  • Roll it like a chapati .
  • Cut into squares using pizza cutter or knife .
  • Apply paste of maida and water at the edges .
  • Keep the filling in the centre
  • Cover with another square .
  • With a fork press alt sides to seal .
  • Or you can take a bigger square and apply the paste at the edges and keep the filling on one side of the square and fold the other half to cover then with the fork press the ends .
  • Repeat the same with all .
  • Heat oil to deep fry .
  • Once the oil is hot ,fry 3-4 puffs at a time do not overcrowd .
  • Fry on med flame on both sides till golden brown .




how to make fried chicken puffs
Do not keep the flame high while frying else the puffs will remain uncooked.
You can add more vegetables to the filling .
My mom also adds 1/4 cup semolina or rava to the dough ,you can mix rava with the flour and knead 


Instant  jalebi ..Quick and easy to make these  instant  jalebis  are made without using yeast ,crispy juicy jalebi with rabri is an awesome combo These instant  easy to make  jalebi are perfect when you crave for   something  sweet ,you can make  them in just 30 minutes .
When you are pressed with time and want to make something delicious in a short span try these quick and easy jalebi ,they taste a yummy as store brought ones.Do try you will surely love these jalebi.


Ingredients
1 cup flour / maida
1 tsp cornflour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup yogurt/dahi
1/2 cup water
pinch of yellow/orange colour

2 cup Sugar
1 Water
1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
Saffron few strands .

Sift together baking powder soda and flour and corn flour
Mix the flour with curds and pinch of food colour add water and whisk so that there are no lumps .


Pour it in a piping bag .
Make a small cut in the piping bag
Heat ghee or vanaspati in a frying pan .

Combine sugar and water together in a pan and cook on medium flame till it reaches 1 thread consistency,add cardamom seeds and saffron to the syrup.
Make swirls with the piping bag and fry the jalebi over medium flame on both sides .
Once fried remove them and put in the sugar syrup .

Let it soak for 4-5 minutes
Repeat the same with the remaining batter .
Garnish with  pista or almonds or simply serve  it warm
Enjoy homemade  delicious jalebi
notes
you can deep fry these jalebi in a kadhai too,i used very little  Vanaspati for frying.
you can replace cornflour with besan 

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