Recipe ingredients - Hindi-English terminology

I often come across an interesting vegetarian recipe, but sometimes I don't know the meaning of a particular ingredient in Hindi / English. I assume that most of you would have faced a similar situation. This blog post is my attempt to list some common ingredients and what thay are called in Hindi / English.

  1. Poha = Beaten rice
  2. Chana = Brown chickpeas
  3. Hara chana = Green chickpeas
  4. Kabuli chana = White chickpeas
  5. Besan / besan ka atta = Gram flour

I'll keep updating this blog for more such stuff. Do feel free to add to the list / correct me if I'm wrong.


Refreshing Apple Cinnamon Milkshake

This one is pretty simple, fast and delicious.

For one person:
1 apple
1 glass of milk
1 inch cinnamon stick

Blend these ingredients in a mixer and you are done. This apple cinnamon milkshake is very very refreshing and healthy! Cheers!


Aloo Chaat

Sush, Polly, Varsha, Kalpana & Sonali would willingly agree to come over to my house if I tell them that I'm preparing the yummy aloo chaat. So here's the easy recipe... hold your salivary glands!


4 Medium size potatoes
1 Medium size onion finely chopped
Oil for deep frying
Chaat masala (ideally the light coloured that you get in Delhi, else Everest chaat masala rocks too)
2 Tbsp tamarind chutney
3 Tbsp coriander chutney
Coriander for garnishing


Peel the potatoes and cut them into around 1 inch pieces, the triangular types.
Wash them and keep soaked in water for some 5 minutes.
Strain the water and let the potatoes dry for another 5 minutes.
Deep fry the potatoes till they are crispy and golden brown.
Mix them in a bowl with the onions, tamarind chutney and coriander chutney & add chat masala generously until the mixture becomes blackish.
That's it!
Serve them in small bowls, garnish with coriander and get ready for the compliments!

PS Without the chutneys too, the dry preparation tastes yummy!


Fast Breakfast - Bread Poha

Hungry in the morning and have no time / enough ingredients to prepare your breakfast? Here's the hope:

6 slices of white / brown bread cut in small squares
2 tbsp oil
Curry leaves
Mustard seeds
Finely chopped onions (1 big / 2 small)
1/2 tsp Ginger-garlic paste
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Coriander for garnishing

As always, start with oil in a frying pan.
Add mustard seeds, jeera and curry leaves.
Once the seeds start breaking, add the turmeric powder.
Then add the onions and fry till pinkish in colour.
Add the ginger-garlic paste and saute for a while.
Mix well and add the bread pieces followed by some salt.
Cook for a while mixing occasionally.
That's it!
Sprinkle some finely chopped coriander and you are ready to start your day!


About Vegetarian Recipes Blog

Does a well-shot photograph of an exotic dish make you think ‘Wow! I want to try this!’ and then make you ponder ‘But will I be able to prepare it just perfectly’? Are you looking for easy, fast, tried and tested vegetarian recipes that you can try out and receive praises galore?

Well then, you have arrived at the right place. Welcome to the Vegetarian Recipes blog where every recipe listed is something you can easily prepare.

The blog is ideal for busy working women and housewives, trying-to-impress husbands, helpless bachelors and those who just love to cook.
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