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Dahi Bhalle | Cooksmart | Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana

Dahi Bhalle | Cooksmart | Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana

This North Indian delicacy is a perfect side dish that can be easily prepared using some easily available ingredients in your kitchen. This curd dish makes for a nice summer dish which is easy to digest and is a delectable.

DAHI BHALLE

Ingredient

1 cup split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal), soaked overnight and drained
500 gms yogurt
Oil to deep fry
Salt to taste
½ tsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp raisins
1 tbsp gram flour (besan)
¼ tsp asafoetida (hing)
2 tsps sugar
Black salt as required
Roasted cumin powder, as required
Red chilli powder, as required
Green chutney, as required
Sweet tamarind chutney, as required

Method

1. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.
2. Put the grams in a large mixer jar and grind with a little water till smooth. Transfer the batter into a bowl, add salt and whisk well so as to incorporate air into the batter.
3. Add cumin seeds and raisins and mix well. Add gram flour and mix well.
4. Dampen your fingers and drop small amounts into the hot oil and deep fry till golden.
5. Put water at room temperature in a large bowl. Drain the fried bhalle and drop into this water. Add a little asafoetida to the water and let the bhalle soak for a while.
6. Put the yogurt in a muslin cloth, gather the edges together and squeeze out yogurt into another big bowl. This way it will be absolutely smooth.
7. Add sugar and salt to the yogurt and mix well.
8. Squeeze out excess water from the bhalle and put into the yogurt mixture and let them soak for a while.
9. While serving break the bhalle slightly and put equally into 4 serving bowls. Sprinkle a little black salt, little roasted cumin powder and little red chilli powder. Drizzle green chutney and sweet tamarind chutney and some of the yogurt remaining in the big bowl. Sprinkle some more red chilli powder and serve immediately.

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Badami Rava Burfi | Cooksmart | Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana

Badami Rava Burfi | Cooksmart | Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana

Rava adds wholesomeness to this almond burfi

BADAMI RAVA BURFI

Ingredients

½ cup roasted almonds, crushed
1 cup semolina (rava)
2¼ cups milk
¼ cup ghee
A few saffron strands
1¼ cups sugar
2 tbsps slivered almonds

Method

1. Heat milk in one pan. Heat ghee in a non-stick pan. Add rava to the ghee and saute till slightly browned.
2. Add saffron to the milk and stir.
3. Add hot milk and sugar to the rava, mix well and cook. Add roasted crushed almonds and mix and continue to cook till the mixture begins to leave the sides of the pan.
4. Put the mixture into a greased aluminium tray and spread evenly. Set aside to cool and set.
5. Sprinkle slivered almonds on top and press slightly.
6. Chill in the refrigerator or 1-1½ hours. Cut into squares or diamonds and serve.

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Gulab Jamun | Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana

Gulab Jamun | Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana

Soft, spongy and melts in the mouth, these gulab jamun drenched in delicately flavored sugar syrup is easy to make and taste divine. Try it!

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Mango Fudge | Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana



Make use of the seasonal fresh mangoes by making this fudge. Yummy and sinful.

MANGO FUDGE

Ingredients

¾ cup fresh mango pulp
Ghee for greasing
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup condensed milk
¾ cup grated khoya/mawa
1 teaspoon green cardamom powder
1 tablespoon slivered almonds and pistachios

Method

1. Grease a barfi tray with some ghee.
2. Heat butter in a non-stick pan. Add mango pulp and cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring continuously.
3. Add condensed milk and cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring continuously. Add khoya/mawa, mix and cook till it melts. Add cardamom powder and mix well.
4. Pour the mixture in the greased tray and top with slivered almonds and pistachios. Set aside till set.
5. Serve.

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Pani Puri | Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana



Panipuri is a common street snack in several regions of the Indian subcontinent. It consists of a round, hollow puri, fried crisp and filled with a mixture of flavored water (commonly known as imli pani), tamarind chutney, chili, chaat masala, potato, onion or

PANI PURI

Ingredients

Puris as required
4 medium potatoes, boiled and peeled
1½ cups moong sprouts, blanched
1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
1 teaspoon chaat masala + for sprinkling
1 teaspoon red chilli powder
Black salt to taste
Salt to taste
½ cup salted boondi
2 cups ragda
Fried papdis as required
Sev for sprinkling
Imli chutney
1 cup tamarind (imli), soaked in warm water for 30 minutes
1 cup deseeded dates, soaked in warm water for 30 minutes
¼ cup melted jaggery
1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
1½ teaspoons red chilli powder
Salt to taste
Pudine ka pani
1 small bunch fresh mint leaves (pudina)
½ small bunch fresh coriander leaves
4-5 green chillies
Salt to taste
2 teaspoons roasted cumin powder
2 teaspoons chaat masala
Black salt to taste
2 tablespoons pani puri masala
Juice of 1 lemon
Ice cubes as required

Method

1. To prepare imli chutney, drain the excess water from tamarind and dates.
2. Strain the tamarind in a bowl and squeeze to get the pulp.
3. Grind dates alongwith some water into a smooth and thick puree.
4. Add the date puree, melted jaggery, cumin powder, chilli powder and salt to the tamarind pulp and mix. Add 1 cup water and mix well.
5. To prepare pudine ka pani, separate the mint leaves from the sprigs.
6. Blend together coriander sprigs, mint leaves and broken green chillies alongwith some water into a smooth mixture. Transfer in a bowl.
7. Add salt, cumin powder, chaat masala, black salt, pani puri masala, lemon juice and 4 cups water to the ground mint leaves mixture and mix well. Add few ice cubes and mix well.
8. Mash the potatoes in another bowl. Add moong sprouts and mix. Add cumin powder, 1 teaspoon chaat masala, chilli powder, black salt and salt and mix well.
9. Add salted boondi to pudine ka pani and mix well.
10. Crack the top of each puri, put some radga, potato-moong mixture, pour some imli chutney and pudine ka pani and serve immediately.
11. To prepare sukka puri, put some potato-moong mixture on fried puris, sprinkle some salt, chaat masala, black salt and sev on top and serve immediately.

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Moghlai Parantha | Rotis and Breads | Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana



Enjoy these golden-brown Moghlai Paranthas, suitable for any curry or dish.

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Dahi Bhalle | Cooksmart | Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana



An extremely popular Delhi street food, it is also included in every special occasion menu

DAHI BHALLE

Ingredient

1 cup split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal), soaked overnight and drained
500 gms yogurt
Oil to deep fry
Salt to taste
½ tsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp raisins
1 tbsp gram flour (besan)
¼ tsp asafoetida (hing)
2 tsps sugar
Black salt as required
Roasted cumin powder, as required
Red chilli powder, as required
Green chutney, as required
Sweet tamarind chutney, as required

Method

1. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.
2. Put the grams in a large mixer jar and grind with a little water till smooth. Transfer the batter into a bowl, add salt and whisk well so as to incorporate air into the batter.
3. Add cumin seeds and raisins and mix well. Add gram flour and mix well.
4. Dampen your fingers and drop small amounts into the hot oil and deep fry till golden.
5. Put water at room temperature in a large bowl. Drain the fried bhalle and drop into this water. Add a little asafoetida to the water and let the bhalle soak for a while.
6. Put the yogurt in a muslin cloth, gather the edges together and squeeze out yogurt into another big bowl. This way it will be absolutely smooth.
7. Add sugar and salt to the yogurt and mix well.
8. Squeeze out excess water from the bhalle and put into the yogurt mixture and let them soak for a while.
9. While serving break the bhalle slightly and put equally into 4 serving bowls. Sprinkle a little black salt, little roasted cumin powder and little red chilli powder. Drizzle green chutney and sweet tamarind chutney and some of the yogurt remaining in the big bowl. Sprinkle some more red chilli powder and serve immediately.

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Protein Salad | प्रोटीन सलाद | Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana



Loaded with high proteins, this nutritious salad is super yummy to fill up your bellies!

PROTEIN SALAD

Ingredients

1 cup Tata Sampann Kala Chana
¾ cup green moong
200 grams cottage cheese (paneer), cut into small cubes
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 medium tomato, finely chopped
2 tbsps freshly chopped coriander leaves + for garnish
¼ cup roasted skinless peanuts + for garnish
1 tbsp raw mango, chopped + for garnish
Black salt to taste
2 tsps roasted cumin powder
2-3 green chillies, chopped
¼ tsp black pepper powder
½ tsp chaat masala
1 lemon, cut into half

Method

1. Soak Kala Chana overnight and drain. In a damp muslin cloth, add the chana in it and form a bag. Hang it overnight and let them sprout. Similarly, sprout the green moong as well.
2. In a large bowl, add Tata Sampann Sprouted Kala Chana, sprouted green moong,paneer cubes, onion, tomato, chopped coriander, roasted peanuts, raw mango, black salt and roasted cumin powder.
3. Add green chillies, black pepper powder and chaat masala. Squeeze lemon and mix till well combined.
4. Transfer the prepared salad into serving bowls, garnish with chopped coriander, raw mango, and roasted peanuts. Serve immediately.

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Perfect French Fries | Cooksmart | Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana



Don’t we all want to learn how to make perfect french fries?
These delicious sticks of potato-perfection are fried in vegetable oil. Are you looking for something indulgent?! If yes, then you’ve come to right place!

PERFECT FRENCH FRIES

Ingredients

4-5 large potatoes, peeled and soaked in plenty of water
Oil to deep fry
Zip lock freezer bags
Salt to taste

Method

1. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.
2. With a sharp knife cut potatoes into slices of even thickness. Trim the rounded edges and cut into fingers of even width and keep them soaked in water.
3. Remove from water and soak them in another bowl of fresh water. Drain well and carefully slide into hot oil and deep-fry on medium heat till half done. You can also par-boil the fingers in water with a little salt.
4. Drain the fries from oil on absorbent paper. Cool them down to room temperature.
5. Put them into zip lock freezer bags and freeze.
6. Just before serving, heat sufficient oil till very hot. Slide in the frozen fries and deep-fry till crisp and golden. Drain on absorbent paper. Sprinkle salt over them and serve immediately.

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Dilliwala Butter Chicken Recipe | Cooksmart | Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana

Dilliwala Butter Chicken Recipe | Cooksmart | Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor shows you how to make a classic Delhi style butter chicken from scratch. Rich and creamy, with just the perfect amount of spices and succulent pieces of grilled chicken – this recipe is fool proof. Have it with crisp tondoori or thin rumali rotis for a taste of food heaven.

DILLIWALA BUTTER CHICKEN

Ingredient

750 gms chicken, cut into 4 large pieces on the bone
8-10 bright red medium tomatoes
2 one-inch cinnamon sticks
8-10 cloves
8-10 green cardamoms
Salt to taste
3½ tsps Kashmiri red chilli powder
Juice of 1 lemon
1½ inch ginger
10-12 garlic cloves
2 green chillies
400 gms yogurt
2½ tbsps ginger garlic paste
½ tsp garam masala powder + to sprinkle
2 tbsps mustard oil
1 tbsp oil + to grease
3 tbsps butter
2 cups readymade tomato puree
1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves powder (kasoori methi)
2 tbsps honey
A few sprigs of fresh coriander leaves
3 tbsps fresh cream

Method

1. Roughly chop the tomatoes. Put them into a large mixer jar and grind to a puree.
2. Put the puree into a non-stick pan. Rinse the jar with a little water and add to the pan, mix and let it cook.
3. Add cinnamon, cloves, green cardamoms, salt and 1½ tsps Kashmiri red chilli powder and mix well. Cover and cook till the mixture thickens slightly and all the flavours blend well.
4. Put a little water in the lower container of the Gas Oven Tandoor and keep it on heat.
5. Make a few incisions on either side of the chicken pieces and put them into a large bowl.
6. Add lemon juice, salt and 1 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder and mix well and keep the bowl in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
7. Roughly chop ginger, garlic and 1 green chilli and add to the pan. Cover and cook.
8. To make the 2nd marinade put yogurt into another large bowl. Add salt, 1 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder, 2 tbsps freshly ground ginger-garlic paste and freshly ground garam masala powder and mix well.
9. Add the marinated chicken pieces to this bowl and mix well. Add mustard oil and mix well. Let it marinate in the refrigerator preferably for at least 4 hours.
10. Strain the tomato mixture into a third large bowl.
11. Lightly grease the upper container of the Gas Oven Tandoor. Keep the marinated chicken pieces on it, cover and cook.
12. Heat butter and 1 tbsp oil in another non-stick pan. Add ½ tbsp ginger-garlic paste and saute till fragrant. Add the strained tomato mixture, readymade tomato puree, dried fenugreek leaves powder and honey and mix well and cook.
13. When the chicken is almost done, baste the pieces with a little oil, cover and cook till the chicken is completely done.
14. Finely chop coriander leaves and 1 green chilli and add to the tomato gravy.
15. Cut the chicken into smaller pieces and add to the gravy. Add cream and mix well. Sprinkle a little garam masala powder and mix well.
16. Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot with naan or tandoori roti.

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