Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Chole Mint Bhat N Aloo Raita

Time for Blog Hop Wednesday, and for this Month again i am paired with Hema of Hema's Adugemane, yup last month also she was my pair but bcoz of my health i am unable to try n post a recipe from her space. This time i don't want to miss and i picked her Aloo Pudina Bhat. I slightly tweaked her recipe and tried with Chole/Chickpeas instead Aloo. To my surprise the combo worked out and was too tasty n flavorful. To pair with this i made Aloo Raitha/Potato Raita. This Aloo raita recipe was my creation which i tried after tasting a similar raitha recipe in our Temple Cafeteria. This raitha was my kid's fav...they even love this raitha with some tikkis/cutlets too. Both chole mint bhat n Aloo raita suited well and we had a super delicious and filling meal. Friends, do give it a try and let me know how it turned out to you. Now to the recipe...


Ingredients
  1. Cooked Rice    2 cups(Basmati Rice)
  2. Chole/Chickpeas     1 cup(cooked)
  3. Onion   1 medium/ 3/4 cup (sliced)
  4. Salt to taste
To Wet Grind
  1. Mint leaves      1/2 cup chopped
  2. Cilantro/Coriander leaves    1/4 cup chopped
  3. Ginger    1" piece
  4. Jaggery    1 tsp
  5. Green chilli     4-5 no.s (adjust to taste)
To Temper 
  1. Oil        1-2 tbsp
  2. Mustard seeds    1/2 tsp
  3. Cumin seeds    1/2 tsp
  4. Urad dal        1 tsp
  5. Cashew nut   2-3 tbsp

Method
  • Grind all the ingredients under "To Wet Grind" to a smooth paste with very little water and keep ready.
  • Heat oil ina kadai, add the tempering ingredients and allow to pop up and then add onions and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  • Then add chickpeas and a pinch of turmeric powder and saute for 2 minutes.
  • After that add the ground mint paste and cook till raw smell leaves, for about 3-4 minutes.
  • And add cooked rice stir fry witht the mint masala for another 2 minutes.
  • Lastly add some finely chopped cilantro and roasted cashew nuts...mix gently.
  • That's it...Quick and yummy Chole Mint Bhat ready.

Aloo Raita / Potato Raita

This is very simple and flavor rich raitha with boiled potatoes and ground herbs. This raitha goes well with any Biryani/Pulao and also with puris, tikkis and also for chaat items.

Ingredients
  1. Potato    1/2 cup (boiled n mashed)
  2. Yogurt/Curd    1 cup
  3. Salt  to taste
  4. Mint leaves     from 2-3 stems
  5. Cilantro    2 tbsp
  6. Green chilli    1no. (optional)
  7. Cumin seeds    1/2 tsp
Method
  • Take yogurt in a bowl, add salt n little water and beat well to a smooth n thin mixture.
  • In a blender, grind coarsely- mint,cilantro,chilli n cumin seeds.
  • Add this paste to the beaten curd mix well and add boiled n mashed potato.
  • Combine everything well...check salt n spices then refrigerate until use.
  • To serve, Srpinkle little chaat masala on top ! Enjoy with any pulao or rice varieties/puris/tikkis etc.



43 comments:

  1. Delicious n flavorful rice with the potato raitha..yummy yum n nice color,Sangee..Very lovely healthy recipe!
    Thanx for linking it to your series:-)

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  2. Inviting and appealing rice !! Potato raita is new to me !! so unique and delightful one !!

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  3. Awesome clicks. I think you have a great photo when the reader's mouth water's looking at the photos.Mine sure did.

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  4. wow awesome recipe...chole n mint very nice combo...

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  5. so nice and colorful and what an interesting raita !!!

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  6. Rice looks yummy! Potato raita is n nice idea!

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  7. Pulao looks so green and packed with nutrients Sangee. Happy to see you slowly getting back to normal.

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  8. The rice looks delicious and I love this raitha, and how r u doing dear..

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  9. Chile rice looks delicious with raitha.......perfect for summer.....

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  10. inviting looking rice dish and with aloo raita this sounds too good

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  11. Wow yummy n flavorful combo, aloo raita sounds interesting!!

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  12. Such flavourful and awesome combination..looks very tempting!

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  13. Healthy and nutritious pulao,loved the color of the pulao......yummy combo.

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  14. Healthy and delicious combo ..

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  15. wow wonderful color n healthy rice..

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  16. I m drooling over d combo..rice looks yumm

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  17. Wow wat a flavourful,healthy and flavourful bhat and raita, totally inviting..

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  18. That looks SO appetizing Sangee - Love the color - makes me hungry now!!!

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  19. Very flavourful and delicious bhat with my family favourite raita:)

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  20. oooh i loved the aloo raita though .. looks yummmy :)

    Bikram's

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  21. The dish looks like its packed with flavours! the raita looks yumm :) u have a nice space.. happy to follow u

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  22. Looks perfect. Potato Raita is totally new to me. Will try it out.

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  23. Delicious looking pulao...Yummy raita..

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  24. Both rice n raita looks colourful,flavourful n inviting....nicely done!!

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  25. such a healthy meal. love the pics. pulao looks delicious

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  26. Wow, love that green on green combo, great recipes, both of them.

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  27. Lovley pics Sangeetha. Rice looks sooo flavourful. Great combination of rice and raitha

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  28. I as it is love chole-chawal, this would be a totally different way to make that. Will try it for sure.

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  29. wow...chole chawal....looks delicious....beautiful clicks !!!

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  30. Sangee love the combo and the lovely clicks. Makes me hungry now.

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  31. Sangee, the pictures look so nice and love the colo of the pulav. Aloo raita is so new to me...very nice pick...love it totally.

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  32. Beautiful clicks with step wise photos., Love both.. looks so flavourful and inviting, and of course my kids favourite Aloo raitha..,

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  33. This looks so tempting and sounds like a wonderful combo. Loved the way you substituted Aloo with chole and raitha looks so flavorful.Seeing all your new delicious posts I assume you are now back to your normal self.May you always stay healthy and happy. Aishwarya sends a big hug your way,she had a back surgery to correct her spine as two of the vertebrae was not fully formed .Do keep sending her positive vibes.

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  34. Wow! Both of these look delicious! I love the color. And cashews? GREAT addition, yuM!

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  35. Pudina bhath with chole Looks yummy! Came here blog hopping :-), first time. You have a nice space

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  36. fabulous and really tempting dish...........

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  37. this is a totally new combo to me...the raita looks lovely and refreshinga nd the pulav is mouth watering

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  38. This is such a refreshing take on pulav and raita... irresistable...

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  39. wow, awesome combo dear..very flavourful and delicious rice, loved the raita too..beautiful clicks :) really really happy to see u back in action :)

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  40. I tried the rice and my childRen loved it. . Very nice... will try the Raita done other time.. seems like I will visit your website often

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