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GRILLED RAW BANANA TIKKIS (SERVED IN 2 DIFFERENT WAYS)

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Each one of us is so busy with our daily routines juggling home and office. I love to host my friends at my place during weekends. Friends are an important part of our lives when we staying out of our country. They become an important part of our extended family here.

Are you looking for some innovative recipes to impress your friends and family when you host a party? Today i am sharing a recipe that can be served as starters or as a side dish. Choice is yours.

Our 107th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme is #Partydish and my contribution is Grilled Raw Banana Tikkis that can be served as a starter or dunked in rich gravy as a side dish.

Recipe for Grilled Raw Banana Tikkis (Served in 2 different ways):

Ingredients for Tikki:

4 Raw bananas

2 Potatoes

1 Green Chilli

1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Coriander /Cilantro

Salt to taste

1/2 Tsp Red Chilli Powder

2 Tbsp Rava

2.5 Tsp Kebab Masala

2 Onions finely chopped

Method:

Wash and peel the raw bananas and potatoes. Pressure cook with 250 ml water upto 2 whistles . Allow it to cool .Once cooled remove from pressure cooker. Drain all the water. Take a wide bottom bowl.In the bowl now mash banana and potatoes until lump free. Add all the other ingredients and mix well. Shape the mixture  as desired and refrigerate it for 30 mins. After 30 mins remove from the refrigerator . Heat a grill pan and place the tikkis on the hot grill pan and cook until all the sides are well cooked. Repeat the process for the balance tikkis.

Serve hot tikkis as starters  with any sauce or  green chutney of your Choice.

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Ingredients for Gravy:

4 Red Tomatoes roughly chopped

3 Onions roughly chopped

1 Green Bell Pepper roughly chopped

2 Tsp Jeera

Salt to taste

1/2 Cup Finely chopped Coriander /Cilantro

1/2 Tsp Garam Masala

3 Garlic Cloves

1 Inch Ginger roughly chopped

1/4 Tsp Black Pepper

1/4 Tsp Turmeric /Haldi

2 Tsp Oil

1 Tsp Kasuri Methi

Method:

Heat a tsp oil in a wide bottom pan. Add 1 Tsp Jeera ,black pepper and haldi.Saute for 2 seconds and then add ginger ,garlic and chopped onions until they turn slightly golden brown. Now add the chopped bell pepper , tomatoes and chopped coriander.Allow this mixture to cool. Once it is cooled blend the mixture to a fine paste.

Now heat the balance oil in the wok. Add balance jeera and saute. Now add the ground mixture. Add garam masala and salt and let it simmer on low flame for 6-8 minutes. Lastly add Kasuri Methi and switch off the flame. The gravy is now ready. Just before serving dunk the grilled tikkis and serve this lip smacking side dish.

Enjoy with Naan or Rotis!!!!!!!

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KONDAKADALAI SUNDAL / CHICKPEAS SUNDAL (GANESH CHATURTHI SPECIAL)

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वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सूर्यकोटि समप्रभ ।
निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा ॥
Vakra-Tunndda Maha-Kaaya Suurya-Kotti Samaprabha |
Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryessu Sarvadaa ||

Ganesh Chaturthi will be  celebrated  this year on 25Aug ,with great devotion all over India. People bring home murtis (Idols) of Lord Ganesha and celebrate the festival by worshiping the Lord in a special way for a day and a half, 3 days, 5 days, 7 days or 11 days depending on the family tradition and commitment of each individual.
On the last day of worship the idol is taken out in a colourful and musical procession to be immersed traditionally in water. Ganpati is one of the most popular God. His blessings are invoked at most religious ceremonies as He is the one who can remove all obstacles to success. He is the giver of fortune and can help to avoid natural calamities.

All rituals start with Ganapati Pooja so that all obstacles will be removed.

My Contribution for 106th #Foodiemonday # Bloghop theme #GaneshChaturthiSpecial is a simple Chickpea Sundal that is always prepeared at my place as an offering to Lord Ganesha.

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Recipe for Kondakadalai Sundal:

Ingredients:

1Cup =250 ML

1 Cup Boiled Chickpeas /Kondakadali

1.5 Tsp Split Black gram

1/2 Cup Freshly grated Coconut

1 Tsp Mustard

A Pinch of Asafoetida

4 Dry red chillies (roughly torn)

Salt to taste

2 Tsp Oil

Method:

Soak Chickpeas overnight. Drain the water and then pressure cook the chickpeas with some water and salt untill they are nicely cooked and soft. Drain the water and it can be used for soups,rasam or sambhar.

Heat the oil in a wok. Add split black gram, asafoetida and mustard. Once the mustard splutters add the red chillies. Saute for a few seconds .Now add the boiled chickpeas and mix well .After 3-5 mins add freshly grated coconut. Mix well and switch off the flame.

Tranfer it to a cup and offer it to Lord Ganesha along with Modak as an offering. After the prayers distribute to everyone.

May Lord Ganesha shower his choicest blessings on everyone !!!!!!!

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SAVOURY EGG MUFFINS

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Hello !!!!

I am back in action after 2 weeks of travelling. It was a memorable trip as i met one of my best friend and guide Alka Jena. She is a gem of a person. We never felt we were meeting for the first time. Memories to be cherished for ever.

Well i am back to my routine after a good break. Are you looking for breakfast ideas that is healthy and can be made in no time? Here is an idea. Today i am sharing a simple savoury egg muffins loaded with veggies and flavourful coriander chutney. A perfect breakfast for kids and adults too.

My contribution for 105th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #Savourybakeddish is this healthy and yummy savoury egg muffins.

Recipe for Savoury Egg Muffins:

Ingredients:

3 Eggs

1 Onion finely chopped

1/2 Tomato finely chopped

2 Tsp Coriander chutney (coriander ,tamrind,ginger and salt ground together)

1/4 Bell Pepper finely chopped

1/4 Tsp Pepper powder

Salt to taste

Method:

Beat the eggs lightly in a white bowl.Add all the other ingredients and mix well.

Preheat the oven at 190C for about 10 mins. Pour the egg mixture into greased mini bunt pans and place these pans in the preheated oven. Bake them for about 20 mins.

Remove them from the Oven . Place it upside down on a plate  and the muffins slide easily .

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Serve it hot and enjoy this scrumptious breakfast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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