Category Archives: Indian Vegetarian Starters

Gujrati Dhokla

Gujrati Dhokla is a vegetarian Gujrati dish which is quite Famous in India and is easily available in all of the Indian restaurant …

Ingredients:

  • 350gms Gram flour
  • 1 cup yogurt (Stirred)
  • 1 tsp Green Chilies (paste)
  • 1 tspn Ginger (paste)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 Lemon juice
  • ½ tspn turmeric powder
  • 1 tbspn Oil

FOR TAMPERING

  • Few Curry leaves
  • 1 tspn Mustard Seeds
  • 2 tspn Oil
  • Some Coriander leaves (chopped)
  • 4 green chilies (vertically slit)

Procedure:

-In a bowl add gram flour (besan), yogurt and water.

-Mix well and make a smooth batter. The batter should be of thick consistency.

-Add salt and set aside for 4 hours covered with a lid.

-Take the ginger and green chili paste and add to the batter. Also add turmeric powder and mix well.

-Keep the steamer or cooker ready on gas.

-Grease a baking dish (it should fit in the steamer or cooker).

-Now in small bowl take baking soda, 1tspn oil and lemon juice and mix well.

-Add this to the batter and mix well.

-Pour the batter into the greased pan and steam for 10-12 minutes or till done.

-Cool for some time and cut into big cubes.

-Heat little oil in a small pan and add mustard seeds and curry leaves allow to splutter. Remove and pour it over dhoklas.

-Garnish the besan dhokla with coriander and slited green chilies.

-Serve with coriander chutney.

Outcome:

Tatsy Gujrati Dhokla is ready to be served with chutneys and everything.

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha's Kitchen

Tips:

-Cook well.

Servings:

This will serve 4 persons.

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Aalu Pakoras

Aalu Pakoras are lovely and one of the Famous street Foods of South Asia, do try them and let me know your remarks …

Ingredients:

  • 2 potatoes sliced thinly
  • 2 cups gram Flour
  • ¾ cup water
  • Some salt
  • Some red chilli powder
  • ½ tspn turmeric powder
  • 1 tbspn cracked dry coriander
  • ½ tspn cumin seeds
  • ½ onion sliced
  • 2 green chillies sliced
  • Oil For Frying

Procedure:

-Combine all the ingredients except oil in a bowl and make Fine mixture.

-Keep aside For 20 – 30 minutes and heat oil.

-Take 1 tbspn of this mixture and deep Fry

-Take out on an absorbent paper and serve immediately.

Outcome:

Tasty aalu pakore are ready to be served.

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha's Kitchen

Tips:

-Avoid lumps and do not make thin mixture.

-Adjust salt and pepper according to your will.

Servings:

This will serve 3 -4 persons easily.

Aalu* Bengan* Ke Pakore (Potato Eggplant Fritters)

Aalu Bengan ke Pakore is a South Asian vegetarian appetizer, do try this and let me know your remarks …

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of gram Flour
  • ¾ cup water
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbspn red chilli powder
  • ½ tspn turmeric powder
  • ½ tspn cumin seeds
  • 1 potato sliced
  • ½ egg plant sliced
  • 1 – 2 green chillies sliced
  • Oil For Frying
  • ½ tspn cracked dry coriander
  • ½ onion sliced

Procedure:

-Mix all the ingredients given except oil and mix well.

-Keep aside For 20 – 30 minutes.

-Heat oil. Now take a tbspn of this mixture and Fry, try to use your hands to make Pakoras.

-Take out on an absorbent paper and serve hot.

Outcome:

Tasty potato eggplant Pakoras are ready to be served.

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha's Kitchen

Tips:

-Do not make very thin mixture.

-Avoid lumps.

-Slice potatoes and eggplant into thin slice.

Serving:

This will serve 4 persons easily.

Potato Spinach Pakoras (Aalu Palak Pakora*)

These pakoras are lovely beleive me …

Ingredients:

  • 2 potatoes (French Fries cut)
  • 2 cup gram Flour
  • ½ cup sliced spinach
  • Some salt
  • Some red pepper
  • Some coarsely ground coriander
  • Some cumin seeds
  • ¼ tspn turmeric powder
  • Water (as required) ( 1 cup)
  • Oil For deep Frying

Procedure:

-Heat oil.

-Combine gram Flour and all the seasonings and add water to make a smooth paste.

-Add potato and spinach in it and mix.

-Now scoop out one tbspn of this mixture into hot oil and deep Fry.

-Take out on an absorbent paper and serve hot with chutney.

Outcome:

Tasty Pakoras are ready to be served.

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha's Kitchen

Tips:

-Avoid lumps.

-Fry each pakora separately.

Servings:

This will serve 4 persons easily.