Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Corn Hariyali

Ingredients :

1. Corn Kernels - 100g
2. Grated Coconut - 1/4 cup
3. Green Chilli - 1 big
4. Cumin Seeds(jeera) - 1 tsp.
5. Mint Leaves(pudina) - 1/4 cup
6. Corriander Leaves(dhaniya) - 1/8 cup
7. Cinnamon(dalchini) - 1/2 inch piece
8. Cloves(laung) - 2
9. Tomatoes - 2
10.Onion - 1
11.Corriander Powder(dhaniya powder) - 2 tsp.
12.Red Chilli Powder - 3 tsp.
13.Turmeric Powder(haldi) - 1/4 tsp.
14.Fennel(saunf) - 1 tsp.
15. Ginger-Garlic Paste - 1 tsp.
16. Salt

Method :

1. Boil the corn kernels. Wash the leaves properly.
2. Separately, grind together, coconut, chilli, cumin, mint leaves,corriander leaves, cinnamon and cloves.
3. In a pan, add 1 tsp. oil and add the fennel seeds. Once they splutter, fry onions and ginger garlic paste till the onions turn golden brown.
4. Add corriander powder, red chilli powder and turmeric.
5. Then add the tomatoes, corn and salt. Add some water.
6. Let the gravy boil for a few minutes. Then simmer it and cook for a while.

Pineapple Crumble


1. Plain Flour - 2 cups
2. Egg - 1
3. Butter - 3/4 cup
4. Sugar - 1/2 cup + 3 tbsp.
5. Pineapple


1. Pressure cook the pineapples for 2 whistles.
2. Melt 3 tbsp. sugar and then add the pineapple pieces to this and heat for around 15 minutes.
3. Beat the butter and sugar together.
4. Add an egg to this, mix well.
5. Add the plain flour to this and make a soft dough.
6. Divide the dough into two parts and roll them out.
7. Spread one part of the dough on a greased baking tray, spread the caramelized pineapples on top of it and cover with the other part of the dough.
8. Bake at 140 degree Celcius for 25 minutes.(The temperature and time may vary depending on your oven). The texture of the dough after baking should be slightly crisp, slightly soft.

MasterChef India's Spiral Cone Chaat


For cones
1 kg+for dusting: Maida
150 gms: Amul Ghee
To taste: Salt
For frying: Fortune Refined Oil

To be mixed into a filling
4nos. Medium-sized Potatoes (peeled, boiled and diced)
¾ cup: Chana
4 tbsp: Saunth chutney
3 tbsp: Green chutney
3 tbsp: Amul Curd
1/3 cup: Onion (finely chopped)
1/3 cup: Tomato (finely chopped)
1 tbsp: Chaat masala
3 tbsp: Coriander leaves (finely chopped)

For Saunth Chutney
½ cup: Tamarind Paste
½ cup: Jaggery/Gud (grated)
½ tbsp: Red Chilli powder
½ tbsp: Dry Ginger powder
¼ tbsp: Cumin powder/Jeera Powder
¼ tbsp: Black Pepper powder
½ tsp: Black salt
½ tbsp: Cumin seeds/Jeera (roasted and crushed)

For Green Chutney
1 bunch: Coriander leaves
1 bunch: Mint leaves
10-12 nos. Green Chillies
2 piece: Ginger
To taste: Salt


1. Combine maida, ghee, salt in a glass bowl and knead to a semi stiff dough using water.
2. Divide the dough into roundels. Shape each roundel into a chapati, using minimal flour for dusting.
3. Using a knife, cut into thin long strips.
4. Roll these strips around the cone mould like a coil, starting from the pointed end towards the broader end, till the entire cone is uniformly covered with the strips. Seal well to ensure that it doesn’t open.
Now I didn't have the mould, so i made shapes in the form of a boat, bag etc.
5. Follow the same procedure for the remaining dough.
6. Heat oil in a deep kadhai and deep fry the cones till they turn golden brown in colour. Drain on absorbent paper.
7. Once the cones have cooled a bit, shake them off the cone mould. Keep aside.
8. Combine all the ingredients for the filling.
9. For saunth chutney, in a frying pan, combine tamarind pulp with ¼ cup water and bring to a boil. Mix in jaggery, red chilli powder, dry ginger powder, cumin powder, black pepper powder and black salt. Mix well and cook till jaggery dissolves and chutney is thick.
10. Strain the mixture and mix in crushed roasted cumin. Keep aside.
11. For green chutney, combine the coriander, mint, green chillies, ginger and salt and grind to a smooth paste. Add a little water if required.
12. To serve, fill prepared filling into cones, top with saunth chutney and green chutney and serve.