Monday, November 8, 2010
The month of Zil hajj started today in the Islamic calender and i woke up this morning for namaaz and decided that i would fast today! One of the best things to do for the first 9 days of the month, the 10th day being Eid-ul-Zuha. So as everyone else were having breakfast, i was thinking of what do i make for iftaar. I made up my mind within seconds on the juice that i would make, i,e Watermelon juice, but then what snack do i do! Then it struck me.. Why not Samosa chaat? I had never made it before, but i was ready to try it! So i got going..
What i gathered:
10 Fried samosas
1 cup dried green peas (we can use white channa too)
2 big tomatoes
1 medium onion
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp sugar/ jaggery
Coriander to garnish
2 tsp chole masala
4 green chillies
1 tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp oil
salt to taste
1. Soak peas/channa in water for atleast 5-6 hours
2. Boil the tomatoes, peel and make a puree of it.
3.Grind the onion and keep aside.
4.Heat oil in a pressure cooker pan and add green chillies, turmeric, onion paste and fry.
5.Add cumin powder, ginger garlic paste and fry till the smell of raw onions is gone.
6. Add tomato puree and cook for few mins.
7.To this, add soaked peas, red chilli powder and chole masala and mix well.
8. Add little water and pressure cook for 1 whistle.
9. Once cooked, remove the whistle and cook till you get the desired thickness.
10. Add sugar/ Jaggery and mix well.
Take the peas mixture in a bowl and add the crumbled samosas to it. Add green chutney, tamarind chutney and yoghurt. Add the finely diced onions, coriander and chat masala.
It was then time for iftaar and the table was made ready for it with dates, fruits, juice and the samosa chaat. Once the Azaan was heard, i broke my fast and.. Vola! Samosa chaat tasted awesommmmmmmmmmme! Since we all are spicy freaks, we ate it royally, but it was my naani who said it was a lil too spicy. So next time i make it, i need to check my spice-o-meter and then nail the dish! ;) That apart, we all fell in love with the samosa chaat! :)