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Channa and Boondi Chaat

Tastes just like any Chaat stall in Pakistan or India but hygienic……

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

FOR CHAAT BASE

  • 5 cups yogurt
  • ½ cup cold water (if using thick yogurt)
  • 1 tbspn heap full chaat masala
  • 1 tspn sugar
  • 2 tbspns tamarind sauce
  • 1 large red onion (chopped)
  • 2 chopped green chillies
  • 4 tbspns chopped fresh coriander
  • 4 tspns chopped fresh mint leaves

FOR CHAAT

  • 2 cups fully boiled chickpeas
  • 1 cup boiled diced potatoes
  • 1 cup store bought boondi

FOR GARNISHING

  • 1 cup thinly sliced green cabbage
  • 1 large red onion cut into thin rings
  • 2 tbspns chaat masala
  • Some tamarind sauce

Procedure:

-Combine all the ingredients given for base in a deep mixing bowl and whisk it. You can adjust chaat masala according to your taste.

-Now add boondi and let it rest for 15 minutes until it becomes soggy. Add boiled chickpeas and mix.

-Transfer this to your serving bowl and garnish with salad, followed by chaat masala. Drizzle some tamarind sauce and refrigerate until needed.

 

 

Quick Fruit Trifle

This is my dessert to entertain the guests when I am short of time. I get everything ready made from the supermarket and just use my layering skills and taste buds to create this awesome dessert which is highly appreciated in my friend’s circle…..

A perfect dessert hack for busy chefs like myself……

Ayesha's Kicthen

Ayesha’s Kicthen

Ingredients:

  • 2 large size jam rolls, sliced in 1 inch thickness
  • 1.5 litres vanilla custard (I use St. Pauls, you can use any readymade available at our local supermarket)
  • 12 strawberries
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • Some strawberry jello
  • 1 can diced pineapple (drained and pineapple cut into small chunks)
  • ½ strawberry conserve or Jam (microwaved for 20 seconds)
  • ½ cup fresh cream (for drizzling)
  • Some whipped cream for decoration (if desired)
  • Some cut strawberries for decoration
  • Some left over jam roll for decoration

Procedure:

-In a glass or pyrex dish lay a thin layer of readymade vanilla flavoured custard. Then over the custard, lay a layer of jam roll.

-Now drizzle some cream and jam. Place all the fruit chunks on it and then lay a layer of premade jello.

-Pour the left over custard over it and decorate it the way you desire.

-Refrigerate for 3 hours before serving.

Fruit Chaat 2

Its my special version of fruit chaat in the month of Ramadan…. full of nutrients and taste. Love it!  can’t eat any other fruit chaat after eating this…..

Fruit Chaat

Ingredients:

  • 2 apples (cut into cubes with peel)
  • 6 firm dates (cut lengthways)
  • ½ cup boiled chickpeas
  • 1 peach (peeled and cut into cubes)
  • 1 cup grapes (cut into halves)
  • ½ pear (cut into cubes)
  • 1 kiwi (cut into slices)
  • 1 cup pomegranate kernels
  • 2 ripe bananas (sliced)
  • ½ indian guava (deseeded and cut into cubes)
  • 6 – 8 strawberries (diced)
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks

FOR SYRUP

  • 1 mandarin (juice)
  • 1 naval orange (juice)
  • 1 tspn raw sugar
  • Some black salt
  • Some black pepper

FOR GARNISHING

  • 4 slices of kiwi
  • Some halves of medjoul dates
  • Some strawberries

Procedure:

-Wash and cut all the fruits according to the instructions given above.

-Mix them in a deep mixing bowl.

-Now combine all the ingredients for syrup in a separate bowl. Stir well until the sugar is dissolved.

-Now pour the syrup all over the fruits and mix.

-Keep aside for 30 minutes, transfer it to your serving bowl, garnish with fresh fruits and have fun.