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Bangalore masala puri and particularly "the gaadi masala puri"...mouthwatering??!Tried making this and it turned out to be very close :)Read on and try making at home! INGREDIENTS: Chaat puris - Crushed- About 5-6 per plate (Recipe in a different post) FOR MASALA GRAVY: Dry green peas soaked overnight and boiled - 11/2 cups roasted chana dal - 1 tspn   poppy seeds - 1/2 tspn oil - 1 Tbspn cumin seeds/jeera - 1/2 tspn   bay leaf - 2   3 pods star anise(not whole flower) 1 marati moggu fennel seeds - 1/4 tspn cilantro(kothambari soppu) - 2 Tbspn   red chillis powder - 1 tsp green chilly - 1 cinnamon - 2 inch   cloves - 3   garlic pods - 2 FOR GARNISHING: Cooked Green peas - 1 cup Finely Cut Onion - 1 Finely Cut Tomato - 1 Finely grated Carrot - 1 Finely cut Coriander leaves Red Chilly powder  Salt Sev /bombay mixture - 1/4 Cup HOW TO MAKE: Add oil in a pan,when medium hot ,add jeera,bay leaves,cinnamon,cloves


Yummy and delicious ,this tangy cranberry chutney is very easy to prepare and very healthy too.Since  Cranberries are normally not only sour but bitter as well,this recipe also helps to make the cranberries more edible!Goes very well with Rice,chapathis and any kind of breads! INGREDIENTS: Cranberries 500 gms Dry Red Chillies 10- 12(Depending on your spice level) Fenugreek/Methi seeds - 2 Tsp Asafoetida/Hinge - 1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds - 1/2 Tsp Oil - 2 Tbsp Tamarind - 1/2 Tsp Salt to taste HOW TO MAKE: Masala for the chutney: Dry roast the red chillies,hinge and methi seeds on medium heat for about 3 minutes.Once you start getting a nice aroma,Switch off the flame and allow the mixture to cool down. Take a grinder and grind the mixture to a smooth powder WITHOUT water. Keep it aside. Steps to prepare the chutney: Take a deep frying pan and add in the oil . Once the oil is heated up,add the mustard seeds,ooce they start cracking,add in the