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5 Easy Recipes For You To Try At Home!

How many time have you scrolled through the mini cooking videos on your social media and thought "That looks so good! Wish I could make it too!". You don't need to answer this. We all have done that and still do on a regular basis.

What if we told you that you can make them at home?

Here are 5 quick recipes for you to try in your kitchen!

Aloo Tikki

Be it the street vendors or your mother's kitchen, this yummy treats never failed to put a smile on your face! Healthy or not, we just love them!

All you need to do is -

Grate the potatoes and squeeze out the extra water

Place it in a bowl and add some freshly chopped coriander leaves

1 tsp jeera/cumin

2 chopped green chilies

1 generous pinch asafoetida / hing

½ tsp red chili powder

1 to 2 tbsp besan

And salt to taste

Mix it all well and shape into flat patty shapes on the palm of your hand

Shallow fry in a wide pan until golden brown on both sides and voila!

Enjoy your evening with a hot plate of aloo tikkis!

Bhel Puri

Everyone's favourite childhood memory! A plate of tangy bhel puri after school was all we needed to brighten our days!

Take half a cup of sev and add all the ingredients (mentioned below) to a wide bowl.

1 cup of puffed rice

1/4 cup of finely chopped, deseeded ripe tomatoes

1/2 cup of finely chopped onions

1/4 cup of boiled, roughly mashed potatoes

1 tsp of grated ginger

1 cup of crushed chaat papdi (papad)

5 cups of nylon sev

3-4 tbsp of green chutney

2-3 tbsp of red chutney

1/2 tsp of black salt (or to taste)

1/2 tsp of garam masala or chaat masala

1/4 cup of roasted peanuts (salted or unsalted)

1/4 cup of chopped coriander leaves

1 tbsp of lemon juice (more or less to taste)

Give the mix a thorough toss and you're ready! You can also alter the taste as you want it!

Aloo Bajjis

Remember the times when it would rain and the first thing your mom did was prepare a plate of your favorite aloo pakoras? Let's recreate the memory for you!

All you need for it is:

1 large Potato

3/4 cup Besan / Kadala Maavu / Gram Flour

1/2 tsp Red chilli powder

1/4 tsp Hing / Asafoetida

A pinch Turmeric powder

A pinch Baking soda / Soda powder

Salt to taste

Oil for frying

The steps are easy. Thinly slice the potato. Make a thick-ish batter with water and all the other ingredients (except the oil). Dip the potato slices in the batter and fry them in preheated oil!

Cheesy Garlic Bread

Is there a guilty pleasure better than a portion of cheesy garlic bread? We don't think so!

All you would need is:

1 baguette

4 tbsp of butter, softened to room temperature

½ tsp of salt (if using unsalted butter)

5 cups of grated mozzarella + cheddar

3 tbsp of chilli flakes

6-8 cloves of garlic, minced

Preheat your oven to 300F / 180C. Slice the baguette into thick pieces. Mix the minced garlic and butter along with salt if you are using unsalted butter. Slather a good layer of the butter on one side of the bread pieces evenly. Add the grated cheese generously on top and garnish with chilli flakes. Bake in the pre-heated oven for about 5-6 mins until the edges of the bread slices turn crisp and the cheese melts.

Aloo Masala Sandwich

It tastes as good as it sounds! The flavourful sandwiches are sure to make your mid-day snacking a lot more interesting!

All you would need is:

8 slices of bread, any kind you prefer

2 cups of boiled and mashed potatoes

¼ tsp of red chili powder

¼ cup of finely chopped onions

¼ tsp of turmeric powder

½ tsp of roasted cumin, powdered

1 tsp of lime juice

3 tbsp of finely chopped coriander leaves

4 tbsp of butter, preferably salted, at room temperature

Salt to taste

Place the mashed potatoes in a bowl and add all other ingredients (except bread and butter) to this and mix well. Take one slice and butter one side generously and place about 2 tbsp (or more) of the aloo masala on it. Cover with another slice and butter the top of this slice. Grill the sandwich until both sides are crispy and golden brown and get ready to devour it!

P.S. if you're running out of ingredients, just walk in to an Inorbit mall and get your hands on all you need under one roof!