FOOD Recipes that are simple to make and delicious to eat

Chef Gautam Mehrishi of the Zee TV show Khana Khazana shares these recipes which can be made quite easily at home.

Dhaniya barfi

Serves 2-3 persons

Equipment needed: pan, bowl

Preparation time: 20 min – 22 min

Cooking time: 25 min – 30 min

Ingredients

Quarter cup melon seeds

1 cup coconut powder

1 cup coriander powder

1 tbsp cardamom powder

Three-fourth cup sugar

2 tbsp desi ghee

Method

First, roast the melon seeds in a pan. Put the roasted seeds in a bowl. Next, roast the coconut powder in the already used pan. Mix the roasted coconut with the melon seeds. After this, roast the coriander powder in the pan.

Meanwhile, mix the cardamom powder in the melon and coconut mixture. Now, mix the roasted coriander powder in the melon seeds mixture. Next, caramelise sugar in the pan. After this, mix desi ghee in the prepared caramel. Now, mix the coriander mixture in the caramel and shape them into barfis.

Coat the shaped barfis in the remaining coriander powder mixture.

Garnish the prepared barfis with cardamom powder.

Aloo singhade ke dahi vade

Serves 4

Equipment needed: 2 bowls, pan

Preparation time: 20 min – 22 min

Cooking time: 15 min – 20 min Ingredients

8 tbsp sweet yoghurt

1 tsp cardamom powder

Three-fourth tsp coarsely ground black cardamom and black peppercorns

Sea salt to taste

Oil for frying

For vade base

4 boiled potatoes

Three-fourth tsp green cardamom

2 tsp coarsely ground black cardamom and black peppercorns

4 tsp water caltrop flour

Sea salt to taste

For garnish

Mint leaves

Coarsely ground black cardamom and black peppercorns

4-5 cardamoms

Method

Mash potatoes, green cardamom, coarsely ground black cardamom and black peppercorns in a bowl. Now, mix the water caltrop flour in it and make vadas. Next, deep fry the vadas.

Meanwhile, mix the sweet yoghurt, cardamom, coarsely ground black cardamom and black peppercorns along with sea salt in another bowl. Coat the fried vade with the prepared yoghurt mixture.

Garnish the vade with mint leaves, coarsely ground black cardamom and black peppercorns along with cardamoms. Serve.

Kuttu chila

Serves 2 persons

Equipment needed: bowl, pan

Preparation time: 15 min – 20 min

Cooking time: 15 min – 20 min

Ingredients

4-5 tbsp buckwheat flour

1 tbsp deseeded and finely chopped green chilli

To taste sea salt

2 tsp desi ghee

For garnish

Desi ghee

Deseeded and finely chopped green chilli

Yoghurt

Mint leaves

Method

Mix buckwheat flour, chopped green chilli, sea salt and yoghurt in a bowl to prepare a batter. Now, heat desi ghee in a flat pan and cook the prepared batter on it. Repeat this process to make one more chila. Garnish the prepared chila with desi ghee, chopped green chilli, yoghurt and mint leaves. Serve.

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