Gobi ke pakore (Cauliflower Fries)!!

Onmyplate today is a crunchy snack made of cauliflower which can be added to one’s regular diet as it’s a rich source of Vitamin C and dietary fibers.

You would love the cauliflowers in this form due to its crunchy and lovely taste!!

Here goes the recipe for Gobi ke pakore (Cauliflower Fries)!!

Ingredients::

  • Maida (All purpose flour)1 cup
  • Besan (chickpea flour) 4 tbsp
  • Gobi (cauliflower) 10-12 pieces
  • Ajwain (Carom) seeds 1/2 tsp
  • Baking powder 1/4 tsp
  • Haldi (Turmeric) powder 1/4 tsp
  • Red chili powder 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala powder 1/4 tsp
  • Salt 1/2 tsp or according to taste
  • Oil for deep fry

Preparation::

  • Take a mixing bowl and add maida, besan, ajwain, baking powder, haldi, red chili powder, garam masala, salt and mix well
  • Add 3/4 cup of water to make a thick paste, you may add little more water if required
  • Whisk it properly so that it doesn’t form any lump and turns into a smooth paste
  • Heat oil in a deep fry pan
  • Dip cauliflower pieces into the paste and deep fry in low flame till golden brown in color
  • Serve hot with your choice of sauce!!
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Pyaj ke pakore (Crispy Onion Fries) !!

Onmyplate today is a easy to cook snack which is healthy, crispy, crunchy and delicious in taste!!

I have given a new addition to the fries with flour which makes it more tasty and crunchy!!

Here goes the recipe for “Crispy Onion Fries ( Pyaj ke pakore)”

Ingredients::

  • Maida (flour) 1 cup
  • Besan (chickpea flour) 2 tbsp
  • Onion 2 medium thinly sliced
  • Haldi (turmeric) 1/4 tsp
  • Red chili powder 1/2 tsp
  • Salt 1/2 tsp or according to taste
  • Aamchur (dry mango powder) 1/2 tsp
  • Baking powder 1 pinch
  • Oil for deep fry

Preparation::

  • Take a mixing bowl and add maida, besan, salt, haldi, red chili powder, baking powder, aamchur and mix well
  • Now add 1/2 cup water and make a smooth thick paste, add little water if required
  • Add onions to the paste and mix well and keep it aside for 5 minutes
  • Heat oil in a kadhai (deep fry pan) in high heat
  • Lower the heat and take one tablespoon of the paste and drop it slowly in the oil
  • You may add paste for 4-5 fries together in the kadhai
  • Cook the fries in low heat till golden brown in color
  • Both the sides should be cooked well before removing from the flame
  • Serve hot with sauce of your choice!!

Onion & Tomato tawa Patty

Onmyplate today is a delicious recipe “Onion & Tomato tawa Patty” which I experimented yesterday while trying to make a comfort food. This is a combination of frankie and roasted paratha which is served hot with sauce.

I have given this dish a name of “tawa Patty” as it is cooked on tawa; a flat iron utensil used to cook chapatis or Indian bread. It is mouth watering and delicious in taste and apart from this it is easy to cook with minimal ingredients handy at home.

A healthy and tasty snack perfect for high tea. Try if you like and share your experience!!

Ingredients::

  • Maida (Flour) 1/2 cup
  • Onion 1 medium cut into thin rings
  • Tomato 1 medium cut into thin rings
  • Fresh Green chili 1 chopped
  • Red chili flakes 1/4 tsp
  • Mayonnaise 1 tbsp
  • Tomato sauce 1 tsp
  • Salt 1 pinch
  • Black salt 1/4 tsp or according to taste
  • Oil 1 tbsp

Preparation::

  • Take a bowl and add Maida, salt, 1 tsp oil, 1/4 cup water; mix well and knead into a smooth dough
  • Divide it into two equal portions
  • Roll the dough into thin chapatis of 5-6 inches diameter
  • Take one of the chapatis and spread Mayonnaise evenly on it, leaving 1/2 inch on the sides
  • Now take onion rings and spread it over the Mayonnaise
  • Then add tomato rings and finely add another layer of onion rings
  • Now add fresh green chili, red chili flakes and sprinkle black salt
  • Top the filling with tomato sauce
  • Dip your fingers in the water and wet the sides left near the filling
  • Now cover the fillings with the second chapati
  • Press the sides of the chpatis with the tip of your fingers so that the fillings doesn’t come out
  • Heat the tawa and smear little oil
  • Now place the patty on the tawa and cook it in low heat
  • Drop few drops of oil from the sides and few drops over the patty
  • Turn it to the other side in 1-2 minutes since by this time it would turn light brown in color
  • Now add few more drops of oil from the sides and cook in low heat for 1-2 minutes
  • Remove from heat and serve hot with sauce of your choice!!

Vegetable Grilled Sandwich

This is an easy snack which is all time favorite for all the age groups. From your busy schedule take out few minutes and in no time a very healthy, light and yummy snack is ready for you!!

I have tried this on many occasions and it has always saved my time and energy both!!

So here’s the easy made perfect snack for your evening tea…….

Ingredients::

Bread Slice 2
Onion cut into rings 5-6 slices
Tomato cut nto rings 4-5 slices
Cucumber cut into thin round shape 5-6 slices
Black salt a pinch or according to taste
Red chili flakes ¼ tsp
Tomato Sauce ½ tsp
Butter ½ tsp
Processed Cheese Spread 1 slice

Preparation::

  • Take bread slices and spread butter on both the sides
  • Now take one slice and spread tomato sauce on it
  • Then evenly layer the base firstly by cucumber then onion and lastly by tomato
  • Sprinkle black salt, red chili flakes and cover the vegetables with cheese spread
  • Now take another bread slice and place it on top of the cheese spread
  • Heat the grill sandwich maker and place the breads and grill it for 3-4 minutes
  • Check if the bread has turned golden brown in color
  • Remove from the grill and cut diagonally with a sharp knife
  • Serve hot with sauce of your choice and tea!!

 

Baigan ke taruway (Brinjal/Eggplant Fries)

Ingredients::

  • Baigan (Brinjal/Eggplant)1-2 medium, and cut ( thin round pieces)
  • Besan (gram flour) 2 cups
  • Salt 1 tsp or according to taste
  • Red chili 1 tsp or according to taste
  • Haldi (turmeric) 1 tsp
  • Ginger paste 1 tsp
  • Garlic paste 1 tsp
  • Chaat Masala to sprinkle
  • Fresh Coriander leaves to garnish.
  • Cooking oil 1/2 cup

Preparation::

  • Take besan in a bowl and add haldi, red chili, ginger paste, garlic paste, salt and now add water
  • Make a thick paste and now add oil in kadhai
  • Dip baigan pieces into the paste and deep fry
  • Cook on medium heat till the taruwa is light brown in color
  • Check the baigan, if they are done (are soft) then remove from stove
  • Sprinkle chaat masala
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot!!