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Jhaal Muri

Jhaal Muri is a street food made of puffed rice similar to Bhel Puri but it tastes different because of its additional seasonings.
What you need:
Puffed Rice - 2 Cups
Mixture with roasted Peanuts - 1/2 Cup
Onion - 1/2 cup (finely chopped)
Sprouted Moong - 1/4 Cup
Cucumber - 1/4 cup (finely chopped)
Carrot - 1/4 cup (grated)
Raw Mango - 1/4 cup (grated)
Potato - 1/4 cup (cooked n finely chopped) 
Tomato - 1/4 cup (finely chopped)
Green chilly - 1 no (finely chopped)
Lime Juice - 2 tbsp
Coriander leaves - 3 tbsp (finely chopped)
Mustard oil / Any Pickle oil - 1 tsp 
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Black salt - 1/4 tsp
Roasted cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
Chaat masala - 1/4 tsp
How to make:
In a large bowl combine all the ingredients, toss, mix well and serve immediately!!

Beetroot Poha Vada

Crispy beetroot vada made with poha turned to be sooper yumm and soft for a perfect sunday evening snack with spicy coconut chutney!!
What you need:
1 cup - Beetroot (grated)
1 cup - Poha/Rice flakes 2 tbsp - Gram flour  2 tbsp - Rice flour 1 no - Onion (finely chopped) 2 nos - Green chilli (finely chopped) 1 tbsp - Coriander leaves (finely chopped) 1 sprig - Curry leaves  Salt as reqd Oil for frying

How to make:

Wash poha and soak in water just enough to cover and remove once it turns soft.
Add all the ingredients in a bowl mix well with salt and make into stiff dough. Beetroot will give enoug moistness if reqd add dash of water.
Make them into round shaped and deep fry. 
Serve hot with coconut chutney!!

Karuveppilai Kuzhambu / Curry Leaves Tamarind gravy

This is one of the traditional dish which is forgotten in these days cooking. It has many medicinal values. And the main ingredient is very cheaply available. What you need:
Sesame Oil - 3 tbsp
Mustard Seeds- 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Thoor Dhal - 1 tsp
Red chilli - 1 no
Tamarind paste - 2 tbsp mixed in 2 cups water
Turmeric Powder- pinch
Asafoetida- ½ tsp
Salt as reqd

To roast and grind to powder: Uradh Dhal - 1 tbsp Channa Dhal- 2 tbsp Whole Black Pepper- ½ tsp Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp Red Chilli- 6 - 8 nos  Curry leaves- 2 handfull
How to make:

In a drop of oil roast all the ingredients and grind to smooth powder.
In a deep tawa heat oil add mustard seeds once it cracks add thoor dhal, fenugreek seeds, red chilly saute well and add tamarind water. 
Now add turmeric powder, asafoetida, salt and the roasted powder let it boil until it thickens.
Serve it hot with steamed rice.