Homemade Diwali Snacks

This is the time of the year when people spend their time with family members, relatives, and friends. And festivals are incomplete without delicious food. So try some delicious recipe this Diwali.

  1. Aloo Chaat is simply pan-fried potato chaat and one of the most popular
    street food made with potatoes.
  2. Wash, peel, and boil the potatoes. (show any colander with aaloo)
  3. Add oil to the pan. Add ginger or garlic and green chilies. You can also
    prefer deep-fried crisp potatoes. (Show fry pan)
  4. Add the potatoes and saute on a high flame stirring often.
  5. They will turn golden in a few minutes. Turn off the stove.
  6. Add chaat masala powder, red chili powder or cumin powder, and a very little salt.
    (Frypan with aaloo)
  7. Mix everything and add lemon juice.(aaloo chat image in the serving bowl) Pav Bhaji– Pav is an Indian bread and bhaji is mashed vegetables cooked with spice powder.
    homemade Pav Bhaji Masala:
    4 tablespoons coriander seeds
    1 tablespoon cumin seeds
    1 tablespoon fennel seeds
    6 Kashmiri red chilies, less if using a spicier variety
    2-inch cinnamon stick
    6 cloves
    4 green cardamom
    1 teaspoon black peppercorns
    Dry roast all of the above spices on medium heat. Allow the spices to cool down. Add the roasted spices along with 2 teaspoons of amchur {dry raw mango} powder to a spice grinder and make a fine powder, Store in an airtight container.

Here are other substitutions to pav bhaji masala in a pinch – Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of homemade garam masala, 1 tablespoon of ground coriander, 1 tablespoon red chili powder, and 1 to 2 teaspoons amchur or dry mango powder.

How to serve Paav Bhaji?
The best way to serve piping hot Pav Bhaji is with warm buttery rolls or buns. Dress up the dish with diced onions, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime, to elevate the flavors. I love to serve it with a side of spicy mango pickle or lemon pickle and roasted papad.

Couple it with vegetable biryani, and you have a full meal that works great for entertaining, game nights, or movie nights.

Toasting Pav-

  1. On a low flame, heat teaspoon butter on a Tawa. Add a little masala powder over it.
  2. Place the pav on the butter and toast for 1 to 2 minutes until slightly
  3. Garnish with coriander leaves, lemon wedges, and chopped onions.

Wishing all the readers a very Happy, prosperous, and safe Diwali.

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