Monsoon Masala

In India, Monsoons are much awaited & with the first rains comes an array of food to relish during the rains.

The tongue craves to taste some hot & spicy dishes. Don’t miss out on eating vegetables during the rains.

The Monsoon also brings along a multitude of health problems. So eat a fresh, balanced & protein-rich diet to meet nutritional requirements.

It’s a great snack-starter which will make you enjoy the weather even more.

Here’s the Recipe of ‘Vegetable Tempura’, a delicious starter prepared by Chef Gautam Mehrishi on the show Food Ka Mood, daily at 12 pm on Zee Khana Khazana.

Ingredients – 2 Eggs, 2-3 Pinch Cooking Soda, Salt to taste, 2-3 tbsp All Purpose Flour, 8-10 Parboiled Green Beans, 3-4 Ladyfinger, 1 small Brinjal, ¼ Green Zucchini, 4 Mushrooms, Oil for frying.

For Sauce: 2-3 Finely Chopped Red Chilli, ¼ cup Soya Sauce, 2 tsp Grated Radish, ¼ Sliced White Onion, 1 tsp Grated Ginger.

For Garnish: Chopped Red Chilli.
METHOD – Mix egg yolks, cooking soda, salt and all purpose flour in a bowl till a bread crumb consistency is formed.

Now add water and form a batter. Heat oil in a wok.

Meanwhile chop brinjal, ladyfinger, deseeded zucchini, green beans and mushrooms.

Coat all the chopped vegetables in the batter.

Now deep fry the coated brinjals in the oil.

Take out the fried brinjals and fry the ladyfinger, mushrooms one by one, till they turn golden brown.

Now fry zucchini and green beans together.

To prepare a sauce, mix finely chopped red chilli in the soya sauce.

Serve the prepared tempura with grated radish, onion and ginger with chopped red chilli on top and also the prepared sauce.

Your Vegetable Tempura is ready.


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