Meet Nina - in the kitchen

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There is nothing more inspiring than meeting people who follow their passion and make a path of their own. Very recently, I ran into Nina's instagram feed. There are a million food blogs, but for me the ones that stand out are the ones that keep honest cooking at the center of their values. And of course, it transpires. 

I asked her to teach me one of her non-fried favourite recipes. So she shared Fada Tikki - it's a low fat vegetable tikki using broken wheat, which you can choose to even bake.

Simple Recipes indian food fadaFada gujrati simple cooking

100 gms finely chopped Carrots,
100 gms finely chopped French beans
50 gms chopped Capsicum
3 very finely chopped Green Chillies
1 tablespoon crushed Garlic
1 cup soaked and boiled Broken wheat (should be cooked in just enough water so that it is totally dry)
100 gms crumbled Paneer
2 to 3 slices of fresh brown bread crumbs
Salt to taste
1 tsp fresh lemon juice

Mix all ingredients together and shape the mix into 3 to 4 inch tikkis. Keep these on a tray for half an hour covered with a fine muslin cloth.
Once these are fairly dry, they can be stored in a box in the fridge for 1 day. Alternatively, these tikkis can be roasted or shallow fried on a skillet till crisp. Use only muslin cloth to line the box/tray, the tikkis will stick to paper.
These taste divine with fresh coriander chutney.'

I'll definitely try this tonight at home. If you're in Bombay, you must check her entrees out in person. 

And who can not fall in love with Orange Kulfi and the way it's served. So innovative. As is the traditional Chundo Mango chutney.

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