Delicious Appetizers

Gaurav Chakraborty

Aloo Anar Chat is a north Indian mouth watering fast food recipe made with baked Potato and Pomogranate, this easy and flavorful recipe is a perfect appetizer. On the other hand Chinese style steamed stuffed mushrooms are not only cute to look at but are tasty quick bites that can be served before eating a full meal. Chef Gaurav Chakraborty, Executive Sous Chef at Novotel Hyderabad Airport has shared these flavorful recipes.

Aloo Anar Chat in Popadum Baskets:

Aloo Anar chat

Ingredient                                                          Qty

popadum                                                           6

potato (finely diced)                                          1

onion (chopped)                                                1

coriander (chopped)                                     100 gm

green chilly (chopped)                                      2

tomato (chopped)                                              1

pomegranate                                                      ½

mint (chopped)                                              100 gm

tamarind chutney                                             10 ml

mint chutney                                                     10 ml

salt                                                                      to taste

Instructions:

    Cut the popadams into small circles about 8 cm across, roast in an oven till they become soft.
    Shape them into baskets. Set aside.
    Deep fry the potato and mix with coriander, mint, onion, chillies and pomegranate. Season with salt. Add tamarind and mint chutneys as dressing.
    Garnish with a sprig of mint and pomegranate seeds.

Steamed Stuffed Mushrooms:

Steamed Stuffed Mushrooms

Ingredient                                          Qty
            
button mushrooms (large)             10gm

red bell pepper (chopped)             15 gm

green bell pepper (chopped)         15 gm

garlic (fried and chopped)                5 gm

onions (chopped)                             10 gm

coriander (chopped)                       10 gm

green chilly (chopped)                      2 gm

salt                                                        to taste

cheese (grated)                                 30 gm


Instructions:
1)    Wash the mushrooms and remove the stalks.
2)    Mix the bell peppers, fried garlic, onions, coriander, green chillies, salt and grated cheese.
3)    Stuff the mushrooms with the mixture.
4)    Steam in dim sum baskets.
5)    Serve hot with mint chutney.