Tasty summer treats

New Delhi (IANSlife) As season changes and we await monsoon, renowned chef Harpal Singh from Tata Sky Cooking brings some recipes that are easy-to-cook and deliciously filling.

Karele Ke Chips

Prep. Time: 15-20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serve: 4.

Ingredient Quantity

Bitter gourd (karela) 2 No. (Medium)

Turmeric powder 1 Tsp.

Sugar 2 Tbsp.

Lemon 1 No.

Gram flour (besan) � cup

Rice flour 2 Tbsp.

Oil for deep Frying

Salt to taste

Red chilli powder 1 Tsp.

Carom seeds (ajwain) 1 Tsp.

Chaat masala 1 Tsp.

Water as required


1. Wash bitter gourd and pat dry. Take out skin with the help of small knife and cut into slices

2. Take a mixing bowl; add sliced bitter gourds, turmeric, sugar, lemon juice mix it well until sugar get melts. Keep it aside for 15-20min

3. After 15-20 min. wash them in running water

4. Take another bowl add slice washed bitter gourd, gram flour, rice flour, salt, red chilli powder, and carom seeds and mix well. Add water as required and mix well, so that all slices are coated well with masala mixture

5. Meanwhile heat oil in a deep pan/kadai for deep frying. Once it’s hot, add bitter gourd slices to the oil in batches. Fry on medium low flame on both sides till the bitter gourds are crispy

6. Remove them from oil and drain on absorbent paper

7. Sprinkle chat masala on top. Serve with sweet chilli sauce or tamarind chutney


Instant Bread Cheese Vada

Prep. Time: 10-15 min.

Cook Time: 15min.

Serve: 4.


Ingredient Quantity

Bread Slice 8-10 No.

Curd � Cup

Rice flour 3 Tbsp.

Cumin seeds 1 Tsp.

Ginger chopped 1 Tsp.

Green chilly chopped 2-3 No.

Coriander chopped 2 Tbsp.

Baking soda � Tsp.

Curry leaves 1 Sprig

For stuffing:

Cheese cube (small) 100 Gm.

Paneer cube (small) 100 Gm.

Ginger chopped 1 Tsp.

Green chilly chopped 1-2 No.

Coriander chopped 1 Tbsp.

Salt to taste

Oil for frying


1. Cut the side of each bread, tear off them into small pieces and add them to mixing bowl

2. Add Curd, Rice flour, Cumin seeds, Ginger, Green chilli, Coriander, soda, curry leaves and salt

3. Mix it well and make dough. Keep it aside

4. Take another mixing bowl Add Cheese, Paneer, Ginger, Green chilli and Coriander. Mash it altogether. Add salt and mix well

5. Take bread mixer and make a ball, flatten them gently, put paneer and cheese mix in middle and roll it around

6. Heat oil in pan and fry them in slow heat

7. When vadas are half done take out from oil keep it aside for a while and fry them again in medium flame till golden brown. Remove them on tissue paper

8. Serve with tomato ketchup and green chutney


Methi Anda Pakoda

Prep. Time: 8-10 min.

Cook Time: 10 min.

Serve: 4.


Ingredient Quantity

Palak, chopped 1 Cup

Methi Leaves, chopped 2 Cup

Coriander Leaves, chopped � Cup

Eggs, boiled 6 No.

Paneer, grated � Cup

Turmeric powder � Tsp.

Red chili powder 1 Tsp.

Ajwain 1 Tsp.

Besan 2 Cup

Salt to taste

Water as required

Oil for deep frying


1. Take palak and cut them properly and keep it in a bowl. Add methi leaves in the bowl, add coriander leaves in it

2. Now grate boiled eggs, paneer in the bowl. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder and ajwain in the bowl

3. Add besan in the bowl and salt to taste and mix them well. Then add water to make a binding mixture

4. Heat oil in a pan, add small dollops of binding mixture in the pan to deep fry it. Take them out of the pan when it turns light brown

5. Sprinkle chat masala and red chili powder on the pakodas and serve it with green chutney

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