Template Healthy N Spicy...: August 2006

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Kheema Pav

Pav bhaji, a very famous street food in Mumbai, is one of my favourite. I think one cannot resist that special taste and smell of pav bhaji masala. If you want to try something different with pav, Kheema pav is a good option . The slowly cooked spicy kheema is served with crispy and buttery pav. Kheema can be dry or with some gravy, as per your preference. It can be enjoyed as a starter or snack. One thing you have to make sure that the pav should be toasted with butter(I am being little generous here). The leftover kheema can be used as a samosa filling and puff pastry filling.

Recipe follows:-
Pav- 6
Ground chicken - 16 oz(you can use any type of minced meat)
Chilli powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 2tbsp
Garam masla powder - 1 tsp

Cloves -5
cinnaman 1/2 inch stick
cardamom -4 pods
crush these three together.

Onion - 1 large
Green chill - 2
Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup
Mint - 1/4 cup
Tomatoes(chopped ) - 2
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
Peas - 1 cup
Oil - as needed
Salt - to taste

Marinate the minced meat with chilli powder,turmeric powder,ginger-garic paste,garam masala powder and salt. Heat oil,add crushed spices and green chilli. When it starts to splutter, add onions and fry till golden brown. Add the mince which has been marinated for 1/2 hour. Stir constantly on high flame for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and keep stiring for 3 more minutes. Add peas and little milk if it is too dry. Cover and simmer till done. Add lemon juice for tangy taste. Add coriander and mint leaves and adjust seasonings. Serve hot with toasted pav(chopped red onions and lemon piece by side)

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Special Lemonade

This week has been extremely hot here in new jersey. I really want something cool!!.So I decided to try this one.It gives me a cool feeling in presenting this variant of lemonade. This milk flavoured lemonade will give a cool and pleasant feeling in this hot hot summer.

Lemon - 1
Sugar - as needed
Condensed milk - 1tsp
Salt - 1/8 tsp
Ginger- 1tsp(crushed)
Brandy - 1 tsp(optional)
pudina leaves - 2 or 3( chopped)
Club soda - As needed

Squeeze out the juice of lemon. Mix up lemon juice with all other items except soda. Let it sit for 10 minutes. Sieve the concentrate into a tall glass. Pour soda on top. Mix with a long spoon. Decorate it with pudina leaves and serve immediately.
So simple and easy!!

This is my entry for Monthly Mingle-Beat The Heat event hosted by Meeta.