Monsoon Magic

by Sanjeev Kapoor

Monsoons are the times when cravings hit the hardest. Take a look at these 3 recipes which take care of all your cravings and get made within 30 minutes. All you have to do is the right kind of prep.


Menu: Chilli Mushroom Pakora

             Roasted Garlic and Potato Soup

             Pumpkin and Pineapple Crumble


Shopping list

100 grams of button mushrooms

10 grams of red chillies

200 grams of bread crumbs

100 grams of cornstarch

200 grams of processed cheese

1 packet of mayonnaise

200 grams of butter

1 small packet of thyme

1 small packet of vegetable seasoning

100 ml of cream

500 grams of pumpkin

1 small pineapple

1 small packet of oats

1 small bottle of cinnamon

100 grams almonds

1 small packet of pumpkin seeds


For faster preparation

For pakoras clean and chop the mushrooms and red chillies. Grate cheese and make cornstarch slurry and set aside. Make the mushrooms mixture and set aside. Then make equal portions of the mixture and coat in the cornstarch slurry and then coat it with breadcrumbs and refrigerate it. Make green chutney and mix it with mayonnaise and refrigerate. For the soup roast the garlic cloves by drizzling little oil on it. Boil peel and grate the potatoes and set aside. Add 1 cube of vegetable seasoning to 1 liter of warm water mix well and set aside. For crumble Peel, slice and blanch the pumpkin. Peel and chop the pineapple. Roast the oats and almonds. Chop the almonds. Roast the whole wheat flour.


How to go about it

Make the mixture of crumble and bake it. Make the soup by sautéing onions in butter and oil. Then add the herbs, potatoes and garlic, blend till smooth. Deep fry the pakoras and serve with the prepared mint-mayo dip.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.