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Bangarpet Pani Puri Recipe | Bangarpet Chats Recipe | How to make clear pani puri [Video]


Bangarpet Pani Puri Recipe with step by step video instructions. Bangarpet is a small town on the outskirts of Bangalore that is famous for its spicy pani puri which is transparent or clear. Bangarpet Pani Puri is a pani puri stuffed with boiled green peas and filled with a clear spicy and sour pani.

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Bangarpet Pani Puri

To be honest, we are nuts over Pani Puri in this house. We can eat it for lunch / dinner and wipe off a hundred in one sitting together. And we are hard core, no meetha pani (sweet water) people. 

My love for Pani Puri probably comes from my dad. Seeing him eat puri upon puri obviously tempted me to try some and I was hooked. Imagine marrying a guy who loves Pani Puri even more than I do. As I said, nuts!

Before moving to Bangalore, I only knew of one Pani Puri, the regular pudina pani one. You can check out that recipe here. It's a classic and definitely the ultimate favorite.

But in Bangalore, I saw several "Bangarpet Chat" shops that seemed to serve a different variety. 

Bangarpet Pani Puri

What is Bangarpet Pani Puri?

Bangarpet is a town on the outskirts of Bangalore that is famous for it's unique pani puri. The Pani, unlike all others, is clear or transparent and is very very hot / spicy. It almost tricks you into thinking it is plain water and then the spice hits you right up your nose. It is an experience you must have if you ever spot a Bangarpet Chat shop. 

I attempted this several times and have now almost settled on a recipe that tastes similar to the one sold near our house, but with heat levels that we can tolerate without having a heartburn. 

The shop near my house does a Sunday special, something you can attempt once you have the base recipe mastered. They add fruit squashes and vegetable soups to the pani and have flavored panis like grape, pineapple and tomato. Definitely worth a try, but the original is the best, as always.

How is the Pani clear / transparent?


This is really the question isn't it? The simple answer is citric acid and seeping rather than grinding.

Also, sometimes, alum.

I avoid ingredients I have no idea about, so alum was out in my case. It left my pani with a very slight beige tinge, that I could live with. When served in individual quantities, that tinge isn't visible, so all's well here.

The making of the pani begins by lightly pounding ginger, garlic, cinnamon, clove and green chillies and letting them seep for a few hours or overnight in hot water. You can also tie this in a muslin cloth pouch for a better color, or rather, less color. Citric acid crystals are added for acidity instead of lemon juice or tamarind. This ensures the water is clear. 

I added chopped coriander too, you can skip it, it doesn't alter the taste too much. 

The water is sieved and the solids are kept aside. Adjust the salt and/or sourness and your Bangarpet Pani is ready.

The solids that we had seeped are ground and used to make the green peas stuffing for the puris. You can also use it in any curry.

Bangarpet Pani Puri




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Bangarpet Pani Puri Recipe | Bangarpet Chats Recipe | How to make clear pani puri


Bangarpet Pani PuriBangarpet Pani Puri is a famous pani puri from the small town of Bangarpet near Bangalore. The pani is super spicy and clear and the puris are stuffed with green peas.

Recipe Type:  Snacks
Cuisine:            Karnataka
Prep Time:     8 hours
Cook time:     30 minutes
Total time:     8 hours 30 minutes
Yield:                Makes 100 Pani Puris


Ingredients:


For the clear Pani:


2 Cloves
1" Cinnamon
2-3 Green Chillies
2 Tbsp Ginger, chopped
10-12 Garlic cloves
1 tsp Citric Acid crystals
0.5 tsp Black Salt
1 litre hot Water
Salt to taste

For the green peas filling:


1 cup dried Green peas
Salt to taste

To assemble the Pani Puri:


100 Puris
1 large Carrot, grated
1 large Onion, finely chopped
2 Tbsp Coriander leaves, finely chopped
1 cup Sev (Optional)

Method:


1. Wash and soak the dried green peas in water overnight.
2. Coarsely pound the ginger, garlic and green chillies together.
3. Take 1 litre of hot water in a steel tumbler and add the pounded mixture, black salt and citric acid crystals.
4. Keep the water aside for 2 hours at room temperature or in the fridge overnight, allowing the flavors to seep into the water.
5. Next morning, pressure cook the soaked green peas with 1 tsp of salt.
6. Sieve the pani and keep the ginger-garlic-green chilli mixture aside to use later.
7. Add salt to the pani as per taste. If you want the pani to be sourer, add more citric acid crystals.
8. Blend the ginger-garlic-green chillies into a smooth paste.
9. Heat a pan and add a few spoonfuls of the blended paste and then add the boiled green peas along with 1 cup water used for boiling it and salt.
10. Mash lightly and cook until the water evaporates. Allow to cool to room temperature.
11. Mix together the grated carrot, chopped onions and coriander leaves before assembling.
12. To assemble the pani puri, lightly poke a hole in the puri and stuff it with the green peas, carrot-onion mix, sev and fill with pani just before eating.





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Instant Milk Peda Recipe | Milk Peda Recipe with Condensed Milk | Quick doodh peda recipe [Video]


Instant Milk Peda Recipe | Milk Peda Recipe with Condensed Milk | Quick doodh peda recipe with step by step video instructions. Instant Milk Peda or Doodh Peda is made by combining sweetened condensed milk like mithai mate or milkmaid and milk powder and cooking them on low heat to make instant khova. Pedas are flavored with cardamom, shaped and topped with nuts. Instant milk peda is perfect for festivals like diwali or when you want a quick dessert. This recipe is gluten free and suits a Jain diet.

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milk peda made from milk powder and condensed milk

Milk Pedas are one of the easiest of Indian sweets, especially with THIS recipe.

You know that time, when you had a nice spicy dinner, and then get this sudden sweet craving, but it's already late and you are so cozily dressed up in your pajamas. And you are torn between changing and driving to the nearest sweet mart or trying to suppress that craving. You don't need to anymore, not with this recipe. 

The scene I just described above, is something I experience almost every couple of weeks. And most of the times laziness wins, I hate changing and going out after 10pm. So I mostly settle for maybe a biscuit or when I am in a good healthy-diet sort of mind, a couple of dates or raisins. But mostly, I'm still thinking of delicious desserts in my head. 

So when you aren't freezing brownies for such nights, give this peda recipe a try and I assure you it won't disappoint. In fact, it is so easy, a 12-year-old can make it, so feel free to delegate this to the little chefs at home. My sister actually won a cooking contest in school making this on an old kerosene stove, so you can guess how simple and tasty it really is. 

Instant Milk Peda is made from just a handful of ingredients - ghee, condensed milk, milk powder, cardamom powder and nuts.

milk peda made from milk powder and condensed milk

Notes to make the perfect Pedas

Not that you need too many pointers, but I did somehow manage to mess up this recipe once, so I thought I'd rather share the experience.

  • When I say 5-6 minutes of cooking, I mean it. Unfortunately, the first time I made the pedas, I went by look and feel rather than timing. I ended up with very chewy pedas, almost like a 5-star or caramel candy if you know. Not a pleasant experience for my jaws. So although the mixture looks runny and sticky after 6 minutes, don't cook it too long. At the maximum, based on the heat, you may need 1-2 minutes more. The pedas will harden and set as they cool, so don't worry.
  • What if my advice above failed and you actually undercooked it. Don't worry, put the mix back on the stove and maybe cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  • What if you totally missed my advice and overcooked it. Well, at least now you know how strong your jaws are. But don't worry, I actually managed to get this working too. Keep the pedas in the fridge overnight. In the morning, remove them and keep them on the counter and allow them to come to room temperature. Somehow this magically fixed the texture in my case. So it is worth a try, don't you agree?
Also, you can top the pedas with any nuts or no nuts at all. I like almonds and pista, so that is what I used.

Flavoring too is your choice. The traditional flavoring for most Indian sweets is cardamom and I stuck with it. You can use saffron, rose, or kewra too. I've tried the rose and it rocks.

Oh and also, since I'm posting this so close to Diwali, have a happy and safe one. 

I have a Diwali playlist on YouTube, that may interest you too, check it out here.

milk peda made from milk powder and condensed milk

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Instant Milk Peda Recipe | Quick Doodh Peda | Milk Peda with Condensed Milk


milk peda made from milk powder and condensed milk Instant Milk Peda or Doodh Peda an Indian fudge type of dessert / sweet that is made by combining sweetened condensed milk like mithai mate or milkmaid and milk powder and cooking them on low heat. Pedas are flavored with cardamom, shaped and topped with nuts. Instant milk peda is perfect for festivals like diwali or when you want a quick dessert. This recipe is gluten free and suits a Jain diet.

Recipe Type:  Dessert
Cuisine:            Indian
Prep Time:     10 hours
Cook time:     10 minutes
Total time:     20 minutes
Yield:                25


Ingredients:


400gms Sweetened Condensed Milk
1.5 cup Milk Powder or Dairy Whitener
8-10 Green Cardamom
1 Tbsp Ghee
3 Tbsp chopped nuts like Almonds and Pistachios

Method:


1. Peel the cardamom and crush the seeds into a powder. Add 1 tsp sugar to help you pound it into a powder.
2. In a non stick pan, add the ghee, condensed milk and the milk powder.
3. Mix well.
4. Cook the mixture on low heat while stirring constantly to prevent the mix from burning.
5. Continue to cook for 5-6 minutes or until the mix comes together as one mass.
6. Add cardamom powder and mix well.
7. Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl or a plate. The mix will look sticky, but don’t be tempted to cook it more. The pedas will become chewy if overcooked.
8. As the mix cools, it will begin to harden and set.
9. Grease your hands with ghee and take a spoonful of the mix while still warm and shape into pedas.
10. Top with chopped nuts and gently press so that they stick to the peda.
11. Cool completely before serving.
12. Pedas can be stored at room temperature for 1-2 days, after which they are best stored in the fridge. Do not store them for over 5-7 days.




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Batata Kaap (Kapa) Recipe | Vangi Kaap Recipe | Potato and Brijal Rava Fry | Batatyache Fodi Recipe [Video]


Batata Kaap Recipe with step by step video instructions. Batata Kaap or Vangi Kaap are pan fried slices of potato and eggplant (brinjal) that are served as an accompaniment in a Goan vegetarian meal. This Potato Semolina Fry is vegan and suits a plant based diet. Gluten free and Jain diet option available.


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potato rava fry, potato semolina fry, batatachya kapa, vangi kaap, vangi kapa, batata phodi, vangi podi

Do you have that one dish, that really simple dish, that you love above all other dishes? That you could alone wipe out an entire plate of, or two? These potato kaap are just that for me. And I'm not partial, I can kinda do that with the brinjal kaap and so many other kaap.

These are my feel good fries. I mean they aren't the healthiest fries out there in the fry world, but they are pan fried and that has to make them at least slightly more healthy, don't you agree?

What are Potato Kaap / Kapa / Fodi / Podi ....


These are really, just delicious bits of heaven. Okay, literally they are just slices of potato and brinjal or eggplant that are tossed in salt, turmeric powder and red chilli powder, dipped in fine semolina or cream of wheat and then pan fried with sufficient oil. These fries are cooked on low to medium heat until the potato or brinjal are soft on the inside aka cooked and the semolina on the outside is crisp (not burnt).

Batata Kaap are a common side to a rice meal in Goa and Maharashtra and in some places along coastal Karnataka. In some regions, they replace the semolina with rice flour, but in Goa, it is mostly rava or semolina. Both versions taste equally good. So if you are looking for a gluten free option, use the rice flour.

Batata or Vangi Kaap are a replacement to fish fry in most Goan households on days when non vegetarian food is avoided, like Mondays. 

potato rava fry, potato semolina fry, batatachya kapa, vangi kaap, vangi kapa, batata phodi, vangi podi


Vegetables you can use


Generally, high starch veggies work best for kaap. Some of the commonly used vegetables for it:

  • Potato
  • Brinjal or Eggplant
  • Sweet Potato
  • Breadfruit
  • Raw Banana
And then there are the uncommon ones like
  • Okra
  • Yam (Requires prior parboiling)
  • Ridge gourd
  • Cauliflower
  • Bitter gourd

Blah blah blah and details....


So... there was a reason I didn't post this earlier, because I thought it was too simple for the blog. I mean there is really no recipe as such, more of guidelines. But then I made this for friends at some time and they kept asking me for the recipe. They would call me up each time they planned to make it and I would be dictating the 3-4 steps to them. I also had the same experience with a few colleagues several years ago. They tried it from my lunch box at work and couldn't get enough of it. So after years of doubting myself, I decided to go ahead and post the recipe, even if it got the least number of views. Just cause I love eating these and I can assure you, once you have eaten one, you really cannot stop eating them. It's almost the Lays ad.

To make these golden beauties, you need nice firm veggies. And you don't have to make a mixed vegetable one, you can make with just one veggie or go wild with the above list and make a mixed plate. Each vegetable is treated differently, be aware. 

You can choose to peel the potatoes or not. I personally love potatoes with their skin and hence decided to keep them on. Slice the potatoes and brinjals into round slices. They shouldn't be very thin. I like to keep the thickness around 3 to 5 millimeters (mm). I recommend using at least 1 medium potato per person. 

One more tip is regarding the oil. Don't skimp on it. Eat fewer if you want, but use enough oil to cook them. They mostly require 1-1.5 tsp per slice. 

Like all fries, they lose their crispness if stored for too long, hence, I recommend making them fresh. However, you can slice in advance and leave the potato and brinjal soaked in room temperature water until you are ready to cook them.

Serve Batata Kaap / Vangi Kaap as an appetizer or as a side with rice and solkadi or dal.

potato rava fry, potato semolina fry, batatachya kapa, vangi kaap, vangi kapa, batata phodi, vangi podi

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Batata Kaap (Kapa) Recipe | Vangi Kaap Recipe | Potato and Brijal Rava Fry | Batatyache Fodi Recipe


potato rava fry, potato semolina fry, batatachya kapa, vangi kaap, vangi kapa, batata phodi, vangi podiBatata Kaap or Vangi Kaap are pan fried slices of potato and eggplant (brinjal) that are served as an accompaniment in a Goan vegetarian meal. Potato or eggplant are sliced and then spiced with salt, turmeric powder (haldi) and red chilli powder, coated in fine rava (chiroti rava) or cream of wheat or fine semolina and then pan fried on a tava.

Recipe Type:  Side
Cuisine:            Goan
Prep Time:     10 minutes
Cook time:     20 minutes
Total time:     30 minutes
Yield:                Serves 2

Ingredients:


1 medium Potato
1 medium Brinjal (eggplant)
3 Tbsp fine Semolina (chiroti rava)
0.5 tsp Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
Salt to taste
Oil to fry

Method:


1. Wash the potato and brinja thoroughly.
2. Peel the potato if desired. Else the skin can be left on.
3. Slice the potato and brinjal to slices of 3 to 5 mm thickness.
4. Add salt, turmeric powder and red chilli powder and mix well until all slices are coated.
5. Take the semolina in a plate.
6. Dip the slices into the semolina until both sides are coated with a thin layer of semolina.
7. Heat a tava and grease it.
8. Place the slices in one layer on the tava and spoon a little oil on each slice.
9. Once one side is cooked, flip the slice and spoon some more oil on it.
10. Cook until the vegetable is soft and the semolina is crispy.
11. Serve immediately as a accompaniment with Dal Rice or Solkadi Rice.





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Chutney Pudi Recipe | Chutney Powder Recipe | Gunpowder Recipe [Video]


Chutney Pudi recipe with step by step photo and video instructions. Chutney Pudi is a popular condiment from North Karnataka. Chutney Pudi is a spicy peanut and roasted gram powder that can be eaten as a dry chutney along with ghee or oil. Chutney Pudi is served as an accompaniment to idli, dosa, chapati or rice.

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chutney pudi

chutney pudi

This wonderful orange spicy powder with an odd crystal of sugar or a small bit of tamarind was basically my school lunch. Yes, I am not joking. I cannot tell you how much I loved chutney pudi as a school kid. Every day for four years my mother had to make me 2 chapatis and then slather them with homemade ghee (yummm) and lots of chutney pudi, fold it into small triangles and pack it off with me. I'm not sure why, but I would not eat anything else for lunch/snack. I mean my "lunch" break was at 10am, so that was definitely a snack, and not really lunch. I was definitely the teacher's pet for getting a healthy snack while some of the other kids got cookies and other sweet treats, which for some odd reason did not tempt me back then. Not so much now, I'd gobble up a cookie anytime.

Having chutney pudi at home is extremely convenient for those busy days when you don't have time to cook. It is also extremely convenient that chutney pudi has a reasonably long shelf life, it will easily last you from 6-8 weeks if you use fresh and high quality ingredients. 

Chutney Pudi is a popular condiment that is served along with idlis or dosa. Mix it with ghee or oil and make an instant chutney that can be mopped up with the idli or the dosa. It is mixed with curd or yogurt and popularly eaten along with Joladda Rotti or Jowar Roti in North Karnataka. I loved dunking my pav or bread in curd and chutney pudi back in the day. I have made butter and chutney pudi sandwiches, that taste really nice by the way. As I already told, you can eat chutney pudi with chapati or roti. Mix it along with hot steamed rice and ghee or coconut oil and make it an easy meal.

Every family, region, community in the Southern and Western parts of India makes their own version of dry chutney aka spicy lentil powders. This recipe is my mom's recipe. There are a few of her recipes that I listed down when I could and I don't change anything in them. I won't tweak them or enhance them. They are perfect the way they are. This Chutney Pudi is one of them. My recipe is made from roasted or fried gram (chickpeas), peanuts and dry coconut. Some make it with chana dal and some just with peanuts or dry coconut. Some add garlic, some don't. Except for the one with chana dal, I'll eat any other chutney pudi. 

chutney pudi

My version of chutney pudi is very simple. The ratios of roasted gram to peanuts to dry coconut is 2:1:1. The peanuts are roasted to extend the shelf life and to help you deskin them. I don't deskin them because it really doesn't make much of a difference in the end product. But you can deskin them or use skinned roasted peanuts (preferably, unsalted). The dry coconut is warmed only to extend shelf life. It doesn't need to change color. The pan was way too hot while I was shooting this video which led to the slight coloring of the coconut, but usually, it doesn't. The coconut and the peanuts need to be at room temperature before you grind them, else they will release their oils. The peanut and coconut are ground together until you have a coarse powder of sandy texture or slightly bigger grains. Grinding the coconut and peanuts longer will make them release their oil. I recommend pulsing the mixer instead of running it continuously. 

The roasted gram or puthani or futana is divided and ground with different ingredients - first time with roasted red chillies and the second time with tamarind. Lightly roasting the dry red chillies in oil makes them crispy and help them in grinding into a fine powder. While grinding the tamarind, try to grind it until the tamarind is broken into small bits. It will never become a fine powder though. Sugar is optional, but tastes good. You can add jaggery powder too. Salt is mandatory. The tempering adds to flavor and extends the shelf life. But you need to ensure that the mustard has spluttered and that all the curry leaves are crispy, undercooked curry leaves can drastically decrease shelf life. If you don't have access to curry leaves, skip them. 

chutney pudi


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Chutney Pudi Recipe | Chutney Powder Recipe | Gunpowder Recipe


chutney pudiChutney Pudi is a popular condiment from North Karnataka. Chutney Pudi is a spicy peanut and roasted gram powder that can be eaten as a dry chutney along with ghee or oil. Chutney Pudi is served as an accompaniment to idli, dosa, chapati or rice.

Recipe Type:  Condiment
Cuisine:            South Indian
Prep Time:     10 minutes
Cook time:     20 minutes
Total time:     30 minutes
Yield:                3 cups

Ingredients:


2 cups Roasted Gram (Puthani / Futana)
1 cup Dry Coconut, grated
1 cup Peanuts
1 tsp Tamarind
10-15 Red Chilies
0.5 tsp Sugar
Salt to taste
10-12 Curry leaves
1 tsp Mustard seeds
2.5 Tbsp Oil

Method:


1. Dry roast the peanuts until they are slightly browned and tiny black spots appear on the skin. Remove from heat and keep aside to cool. Peel them if desired.
2. Add the grated dry coconut to the pan and roast until warm. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
3. Add 1 tsp of oil and add the dry red chillies and roast until they are puffed up and crisp. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
4. Add 1 cup of roasted gram to the mixer and add the roasted chillies. Grind until smooth. Empty the powder to a large mixing bowl.
5. Grind the peanuts and dry coconut to a coarse powder (sand like consistency). Add the powder to the mixing bowl.
6. Grind the remaining roasted gram with tamarind to a smooth powder. Add the powder to the mixing bowl.
7. Add salt and sugar and mix well until completely combined. Add red chilli powder if the chutney pudi is not spicy enough.
8. Heat the remaining oil in a pan for the tempering and add the mustard seeds.
9. Once they splutter, add the curry leaves and fry until crisp.
10. Add the tempering to the chutney pudi and mix gently.
11. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for weeks.





Step by step photo instructions:


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chutney pudi recipe steps

chutney pudi recipe steps


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Lemon Ice Tea Recipe [Video]


Lemon Ice Tea recipe with video instructions. Lemon Ice Tea is a popular Summer non-alcoholic drink made by flavoring cold tea with lime juice. It is served chilled. 

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Lemon Ice Tea

Have I ever mentioned how much I LOVE Ice Tea? Lemon Ice Tea is pretty much the only drink I have outside. Sorry, no soft drinks for me. And I've been adventurous with my ice tea as well, I've tried the rose, the peach, even the hibiscus Ice Tea. But as a loyalist, I keep coming back to the Lemon Ice Tea.

And these are the best day to enjoy a tall glass of ice tea. I love dragging my bean bag to the balcony, bask in the Summer sun while I listen to retro songs and sip on my chilled ice tea. Clean air and no traffic noise are some of the few benefits of the lockdown that I am enjoying.

Lemon Ice Tea

Lemon Ice Tea


Lemon Ice Tea isn't necessarily a healthy drink, but it definitely healthier than the bottled drinks you are buying. The sole reason being the sugar content. You get to control the type and quantity of the sweetener when you make Ice Tea at home. While I have used plain white sugar, the not so healthy option, you can easily substitute it with honey, agave syrup or maple syrup.

You can also go all crazy on the flavorings. Don't let your imagination stop you at just lemon. I did just that. I added a few other things to my ice tea that I love. While it would have been more appropriate to call this the Lemon-Mint-Ginger Ice Tea, I stuck to the dominant flavor while naming it. But it does have ginger and mint. Two things I believe make it taste even fresher. Oh yes, the other benefit of making your own Ice Tea - Freshness! Other than the tea leaves, which are obviously dried, everything else you put in there is fresh, so the flavor is so much more pronounced. And if you grow mint on your window sill, like me, it couldn't get any fresher than this.

Lemon Ice Tea

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Lemon Ice Tea Recipe


Lemon Ice TeaLemon Ice Tea is a chilled beverage made by flavoring ice col tea with lemon juice.

Recipe Type:  Beverage
Cuisine:            International
Prep Time:     5 minutes
Cook time:     15 minutes
Total time:     20 minutes
Yield:                1 Litre


Ingredients:


1 litre Water
1-2 tsp Tea Powder
2-4 Tbsp Sugar
1 Tbsp Ginger, grated (Optional)
Handful of fresh Mint leaves
0.25 Lemon or Lime

Method:


1. Heat 1 litre of water until it reaches a rolling boil.
2. If using ginger, add it now and allow the water to boil for 2-3 minutes to infuse the ginger.
3. Add the tea powder and allow the water to boil for 3-4 minutes or until it has reached the desired strength. The tea should have the flavor of tea without tasting bitter, hence, the quantity of the powder is less.
4. Add in the sugar and mix well until combined. Add sugar as per taste. If replacing sugar with any natural sweetener like honey, agave or maple syrup, do not add it now.
5. Turn off the heat and add in the mint leaves, if using and allow to stand for 8-10 minutes.
6. Strain the tea. If using natural sweetener, add it now.
7. Allow the tea to reach room temperature and then add in the lemon or lime juice. Adding lemon juice when the tea is hot may turn in bitter, therefore, we are adding it once the tea has cooled.
8. Pour the tea in a bottle and chill for 8-12 hours or until cold.
9. Serve chilled, preferably, with ice cubes.



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Paper Avalakki Mixture Recipe | Poha Chivda Recipe [Video]


Paper Avalakki Mixture or Poha Chivda step by step video recipe. Paper Avalakki Mixture or Poha Chivda is an instant Indian snack made from paper thin flattened rice. Paper Avalakki or Nylon Poha mixture is made by tempering thin flattened rice with mustard seeds, peanuts, fried gram and spices. This recipe is gluten free, vegan and fits into a Jain diet.

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 Paper Poha Chivda, Nylon Avalakki Chivda

Paper Avalakki Mixture is a very traditional South Indian snack that is an all-time favorite of mine. I make it so many times, but I never found it worthy enough to share on the blog. But in these hard times, simple recipes are what we crave, don't we? So here goes...

India has several grades of flattened rice - thick, medium and paper/nylon. Paper Avalakki is the thinnest flattened rice that is available. It is so thin, it's almost translucent. When you buy a packet of this flattened rice, it is almost never crisp. But you can make it crisp in two ways - either you sun dry it until it crisps up or you lightly saute it in a pan on low heat, like this recipe. I find the latter easier.

Once the flattened rice is crisp, we add flavor to it via the tempering. The tempering I make is very simple - it only has a handful of ingredients. I like adding mustard seeds, dry red chillies, curry leaves, peanuts, roasted gram or puthani (futana), turmeric and salt. A lot of people add in bits of thinly sliced dry coconut, cashew nuts or raisins. This mixture is always made with the intent of storing it for a minimum of one week, and hence, we add ingredients that will not go bad at room temperature for that duration.

 Paper Poha Chivda, Nylon Avalakki Chivda


Paper Avalakki Mixture along with homemade yogurt or curd is a popular breakfast in North Karnataka. While towards the South, one eats it with finely chopped onions, tomatoes, coriander leaves, grated fresh coconut and a squeeze of lime. I love it both ways!

Paper Avalakki Mixture is also extremely popular among Indians who travel abroad as it stays good for a long time if stored in an airtight bag or box. While it uses quite a bit of oil, it is definitely healthier than deep-fried snacks.

Paper Avalakki Mixture is vegan and gluten free. It also fits a Jain diet.


 Paper Poha Chivda, Nylon Avalakki Chivda


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Paper Avalakki Mixture Recipe | Poha Chivda Recipe


 Paper Poha Chivda, Nylon Avalakki ChivdaPaper Avalakki Mixture or Poha Chivda is an instant Indian snack made from paper thin flattened rice. Paper Avalakki or Nylon Poha mixture is made by tempering thin flattened rice with mustard seeds, peanuts, fried gram, and spices. This recipe is gluten-free, vegan and fits into a Jain diet.

Recipe Type:  Snacks
Cuisine:            South Indian
Prep Time:     0 minutes
Cook time:     45 minutes
Total time:     45 minutes
Yield:                500 gms


Ingredients:


500 gms Paper Avalakki / Poha / Flattened rice
0.5 cup Oil
0.25 cup Peanuts
2 Tbsp Roasted Gram
6-8 dry Red Chillies
1 sprig Curry leaves
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
0.5 tsp Turmeric Powder
Salt to taste

Method:


1. Dry roast the paper thin flattened rice in a kadhai on low heat until crisp. The kadhai should only be filled till half, do it in batches if required. Keep stirring the flattened rice frequently so that all of it is exposed to the heat, allowing it to crisp up evenly.
2. Once the flattened rice is crisp, remove it to a large bowl or plate or even just a sheet of newspaper.
3. Heat oil in a small pan and add in the mustard seeds.
4. Once the mustard seeds splutter, add the peanuts and fry until they are slightly browned on medium heat.
5. Roughly snap the dried chillies into half and add to the oil. Fry until the chillies are crisp.
6. Now add in the roasted gram and saute for around one minute on medium heat.
7. Add in the curry leaves and once they splutter, turn off the heat.
8. Add in the turmeric powder and salt quickly and mix.
9. Immediately pour this tempering to the flattened rice.
10. Mix until the tempering has coated all the flattened rice.
11. Allow to cool and store in an airtight container.
12. Paper Avalakki Mixture can be stored for 2-3 weeks at room temperature in an airtight container.



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