Thursday, October 15, 2015

Popcorn Bhel

         "हम लोगो को समज सको तो समजो दिलभर जानी,
          जितना भी तुम समजोगे उतनी होगी हैरानी ,
           हम में काफी बातें है  जो लगती है दिवानी ,
            थोड़ी मजबूरी है लेकिन थोड़ी है मनमानी,
फिर भी दिल है हिंदुस्तानी, फिर भी दिल है हिंदुस्तानी !!!!!"
          Yes! Phir bhi dil hai Hindustani...Again, I'm back with my all time favorite Fusion Recipe. Guess what..? Correct, it's fusion chat recipe, "Popcorn Bhel"!!!
 Fusion food is all about bringing together the best of two cuisine to create a dish that is in the true sense-A new world cuisine. I almost like all kind of cuisines from world as far as they are vegetarian. But still always wants some Indian flavors and Indian touch in any amazing food. True, it's funny, but that's me.:) Popcorn Bhel, the name is enough to know about the recipe. Definitely a choice of new generation. This recipe has no rocket science. Just need some regular ingredients with popcorn and here you go for awesome and relax day ahead. Another weekend-special recipe for you all. Just try it this weekend and make your weekend special with this chatpata bhel. Popcorn Bhel is as easy as "Pop-Pop"...,get up and pop your popcorn with some other preparation and done deal for relax weekend with sharp taste of Popcorn Bhel. You will feel each ingredient's taste on your tongue all weekend long. I would say definitely give it a try. Let's taste a titanic twist Popcorn Bhel!!!!

For Chutney or Sauce;
1tbls oil
1cup Diced onions
2cloves of Garlic
1cup Diced tomatoes
1tbl Red chili powder
1/2tsp Oregano
1tsp Red crushed Pepper(red chili flaks)
Salt to taste
1tbl Ketchup(if you don't have Sriracha sauce and maggi ketchup, use 2tbls Ketchup
1tsp Sriracha hot chili sauce
1/2tbl Maggi masala chili ketchup(spicy chili sauce)
3tbls Hot & Spicy cheddar cheese sauce(you can use any spread cheese) 
1tbl Cream cheese
For serving;
150grms Popped popcorn(2-3 bags unpopped)
2tbls Boiled-chopped potatoes
2tbls Chopped onions
2tbls Chopped tomatoes
1tbls Chopped bell peppers
1tbls Chopped cilantro
For garnish;
1/4 cup mix of chopped onion and chopped bell pepper along with some red crushed pepper and oregano.
For chutney or sauce;
* Heat the pan with oil.
* Add diced onions and garlic cloves in it.
* Cook for about 3-4 minutes.

* Add diced tomatoes and sauté.

* Add salt, red chili powder, red crushed pepper  and oregano.

* Mix all and cook for a while.

* Turn off the stove and keep the pan on stove for about 1 minute.
* Transfer all into a grinder cup.
* Grind all and make smooth paste.

* Transfer paste into a bowl.

* Heat cheddar cheese sauce and cream cheese for about a minute or till gets smooth liquid texture.

* Add cheese sauce into paste and mix.

* Add ketchup, sriracha hot chili sauce and maggi masala chili sauce into paste and mix well all together.
* Keep on side for serving time.

For serving;
* Take big mixing bowl.
* Add popcorns, chopped onions, boiled chopped potatoes, chopped tomatoes, chopped bell pepper and chopped cilantro.

* Mix well.
* Add 3-4 big serving spoons of chutney or sauce.

* Mix all well.

* If you need more chutney or sauce, add it according to your taste.
* Garnish with some chopped onions, bell peppers, red crushed pepper and oregano.
* A very unique sweet and savory and chatpati dish is ready to serve.
* Enjoy!!!!
In next issue we shall discuss and taste Navratri Special dish again. Till then enjoy food wisely and nicely:)
 Happy Navratra Once Again....