dal chaat recipe from leftover dal

dal chaat recipe from leftover dal – We often find our refrigerators full with leftover food which we don’t consume due to various reasons, commonly because we do not want to eat the same thing again and also because the food loses some of its taste. What if a few changes and tweaks can turn the old, often tasteless food into a new, delicious recipe :)

Dal chaat recipe is one of the easiest recipe to make within minutes, and you don’t need bread or rice or roti as primary.

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pan fried spinach fritters

It was difficult to take pictures of these crispy pan fried spinach fritters. Reason – I wanted to devour them :) These look utter delicious and once you try one, you just cant stop yourself. Specially if its a cloudy or rainy day, these spinach fritters just set the mood.

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curd rice recipe from leftover jeera rice

Curd rice is an absolute delight and a must have if you visit South India. Although eaten frequently during summer, curd rice do not wait for any day or season. Its simplicity can be attributed to the fact that curd rice and little pickle can together form the entire meal. Curd rice fits very well in the lunch box too :) Normally served at room temperature, curd rice can be prepared within minutes.


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aloo ka bharta | spiced mashed potato recipe

aloo ka bharta or spiced mashed potato recipe is common in North India and is made almost regularly. Specially because aloo bharta is easy quick to make and can be eaten with roti or rice-dal. This spiced mashed potato owes its taste to the different spices used to prepare this recipe. I have used pressure cooker to soften the potatoes as it is faster that cooking in a pan.

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spicy prawn yogurt curry | dahi chingudi recipe

This combination of prawn and yogurt will simply blow your mind. This spicy prawn yogurt curry, or dahi chingudi in Odia, is a recipe you would yearn for and will definitely try the very next time you get your hands on prawns. Although it seems daunting at first, prawn and yogurt curry recipe is very easy and with right ingredients at hand, can be prepared within 30 mins. A must try for prawn lovers :)

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spicy prawn pakora recipe | prawn fritters recipe

Prawn recipes always make my mouth water. Spicy prawn pakora recipe, or prawn fritters, is one of my favorites. Easy and fast to make, yet crispy, spicy and delicious. This spicy prawn pakora recipe is mostly eaten as an appetizer or a snack. These golden colored prawn pakoras are a hit at any party. You can also have them instead of the regular veg pakoras with tea during monsoons :)

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matar gajar pulao | green peas and carrot pilaf

Matar gajar pulao is a easy and quick recipe, especially when you get surprise guests. Pulao, or pilaf, can be made in a variety of ways and are very popular because of the aroma of the spices and ghee used to make it. Matar gajar pulao can be enjoyed with any curry with gravy, raita or simple masala curd. Many even prefer this green peas and carrot pilaf as it is, with no side dish. The choice is yours.


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crunchy corn fritters | makai pakoda

Sweet and crunchy corn fritters (or corn pakoda) is a popular snack. Available from 5-star hotel to road-star stalls, corn pakoda is very much in demand, specially by the vegetarians. Corn pakoda can be made in minutes and can be served to guests without much effort.


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sabudana khichdi recipe

Sabudana khichdi recipe is mostly prepared during vrat or fasting. But this sabudana khichdi recipe is what I often prepare at home on non-fasting days and so it also has onion and garlic. Vrat specific sabudana khichdi recipe will be published in another post.

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black chickpea salad | kala chana chaat


Every summer vacation, I used to join the summer training camp at the stadium near my home. Kids were provided coaching on various sports of their choices. Yes, this was back when I was at school. Although it was fun, it was tiring as well, 2 hours of gruelling exercise in the morning and afternoon. But that did not lower my spirit to roam and play around with friends during the day :)

Now I realize the energy source which kept me on my toes the whole day. Every morning and afternoon after exercise at the stadium, we were provided with boiled black chickpea, jaggery and one boiled egg. This combo was the powerhouse which kept me on my toes all day, running, playing, cycling, dancing and what not.

Wait !!! this was not the only thing I ate during the entire day. I also gobbled at my mom made breakfast and lunch as well :) But the chickpea-jaggery-egg combo helped me withstand the strain of the sessions which I went through at the training. If you are a fitness freak, you will give me a high five on that.

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