Broccoli Tandoori Vegan

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Broccoli tandoor was one of the first time tried hit recipe, before talking/writing about the recipe let me tell you why vegan.  I am vegan but I am not vegan, no don’t be confused, I am a pure vegetarian, I also don’t like milk items like milk, curd etc etc, I still like cheese that too only few types not all, I am very choosy, also I eat cheese very rarely like maybe once in two or three months, but yeah I do eat once in a while. So when I was checking vegan recipes for tandoori, everywhere there was coconut, cashew, badam curd to be added instead of curd, but I dint have the time and patience to make curd and wait until it set sigh, so I modified accordingly and then came this easy tasty recipe. So let’s start to make Broccoli tandoori.

What you will need

1head of Broccoli

1/4th cup Besan flour

¼ Th cup Cashew paste (just grind the cashew with little water)

1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste

2 tsp of crushed kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves)

2 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp salt

1 tsp chat masala

1 tsp garam masala

1 tsp Lemon juice

1 tbsp oil

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How to make

First separate the Broccoli florets and boil it for 2 minutes, drain it and keep it aside.

In another bowl add remaining ingredients and mix well, the consistency should be of dosa batter. Then coat the marinade with the broccoli florets, let it coast well then let it sit for 5 to 6 hours or atleast 1 hour.

After few hours of marination, spread it on a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven at 200 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes, check in between once so that it does not overcook.

Notes

If you don’t have cashews, you can make badam paste or coconut thick milk. I prefer cashew.

You use the same recipe and add capsicum, cauliflower, potato etc

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Microwave Masala Peanuts

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Masala peanuts are my all time favourite snack; since we are doing it in microwave instead of deep-frying it is a bit healthier. It a very easy recipe and can make it within 10 to 15 minutes. It’s tasty, easy and fast. So let’s start the recipe.

Basic Information:
Preparation Time: 5 minutes.
Idle Time: NIL
Cooking Time: 5 minutes
makes:   ½ cup

What you will need

½ cup peanuts

4 tbsp besan/gram flour

1 tsp chilly powder

¼ tsp chat masala

¼ tsp garam masala powder

1 pinch baking soda

½ tsp salt

2 tbsp water

2 + ½ tsp oil

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How to make

Wash the peanuts and keep it aside. In another bowl add gram flour, salt, chilly powder, garam masala , chat masala, 2 tsp oil and  baking soda, then add the washed peanuts and coat the gram flour mix nicely, then add the water and mix thoroughly .in a microwave safe plate grease the ½ tsp oil and spread the peanut mixture on the plate and microwave it for 3 minutes and then stir and microwave it again for 2 to 3 minutes until it become crispy, be careful it might burn, once it’s done you can eat it directly or sprinkle some chat masala and its ready to eat.

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Notes

While the peanuts are in microwave, be careful it might burn so keep an eye.

You can double the quantity and make more.

You can add your choice of spices like fennel powder, jeera powder etc

Add salt accordingly because chat masala contains salt.