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Easy, lip-smacking monsoon recipes you must try!

August 30, 2017 13:21 IST

Homemaker turned celebrity chef Rakhee Vaswani sends in two easy-to-make recipes for you to try this monsoon. You can share yours too.

monsoon recipes

Shakarkand croquettes with khatta meetha aam panna chutney and charred corn salsa

Serves: 2-4
Preparation time: 30-45 minutes

Ingredients:

For the croquettes:

  • 2 boiled sweet potato (shakarkand)
  • 1 minced carrot
  • 2 tsp besan (roasted)
  • 100 gms paneer
  • 1 tsp ginger and garlic paste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 egg (to coat)
  • 2-3 tbsp bread crumbs
  • Mozzarella cheese (cubes)

For the khatta meetha aam panna chutney:

  • 2 raw mangoes (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds (saunf)
  • ½ tsp cumin (jeera) powder
  • 2 tbsp jaggery
  • ¼ onion
  • ½ tsp garlic

For the charred corn salsa:

  • 100 gm corn
  • Olive oil (to drizzle)
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ onion
  • ½ tomato
  • 1 tsp jalapeno (chopped)
  • 1 cucumber (chopped)

Method:

1. In a bowl, mix the sweet potato, carrot, besan, paneer, ginger garlic paste, salt and red chilli powder. Shape into croquettes and stuff it with mozzarella cheese in the center.

2. Dip this in seasoned egg and bread crumbs, deep fry and keep aside.

For the khatta meetha aam panna chutney:

1. Cook all the ingredients in a pan and grind till coarse.

For the charred corn salsa:

1. Drizzle oil on the corn and grill the corn until it gets nicely charred.

2. In a bowl, mix all the above ingredients and add the charred corn and keep aside.

To plate:

Take wide spoons, pour the chutney in it. Place the croquettes on that and serve with the charred corn salsa.


monsoon recipes

Achari paneer nachos

Serves: 2-4
Preparation time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp achaari masala (store bought)
  • 150 gm paneer (cubes and fried)
  • ½ onion (cubes)
  • ¼ peppers (cubes)
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp garlic 
  • 50 gm cheese 
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 green chili
  • Coriander (for garnish)
  • 3-4 tbsp stock
  • 100 gm nacho chips

Method:

1. Heat oil in pan, add garlic, tomato paste, achari masala, add a little stock and cook till oil separates.

2. Add paneer, onion and peppers. Add green chillies and saute for a minute.

3. Place the nachos on a serving dish, spoon the achari paneer, garnish with cheese and coriander and serve. 


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