Healthy Veggie Shots Recipe – Let the party begin According to Wikipedia Well… as expected, he doesn’t know Healthy Veggie Shots. I don’t blame him for this. The dish was originally called Hariyali Aloo (though Wiki doesn’t know that also, but its okay). I prepared it with different vegetables and paneer instead of aloo so I like to call it Healthy Veggie Shots instead of Hariyali Aloo.
According to Vinipedia
Assorted vegetables and paneer coated with a tangy green marinade of coriander and mint grilled to make an easy and awesome snack!
Starting the party made easy… you know what I mean. I mean an easy party starter.
Let’s talk Veggie Shots Recipe
I came across this recipe very casually and after watching it… I was like am making it right away! It was so simple and inviting. I found the recipe here.
The original recipe calls for potatoes but I used assorted vegetables and paneer. And “paneer” turned out to be the show stopper. The softness of paneer with the tanginess of the marinade was a big hit.
It has a very simple marinade that is actually coriander mint chutney with a special ingredient that helps marinade to get coated on the vegetables and paneer. What’s the special ingredient… take a guess… till you reach the ingredients. No please don’t jump to the ingredients list… be a sport!!
You can customize marinade as per your taste. At times I use the the vegetables and green chutney already lying in my refrigerator plus that secret ingredient and make these shots.
I used potatoes, paneer, tomatoes, green bell peppers and onions. You can use any vegetables of your choice.
For the best result use soft and spongy paneer.
The Beauty of Healthy Veggie Shots
-Simple and quick to make
The Beast (the difficult part about this recipe)
Healthy vegetable shots, if they turn left as in they don’t turn right, following could happen:-
- The marinade might not stick to the vegetables and paneer
- The dish might turn dry
Experiments and experience (tips and tricks)
- Add the secret ingredient to the marinade so that it coats properly.
- You can brush some butter on the grilled vegetables
- Don’t forget to soak the wooden skewers in water
- Season the shots with chaat masala and lemon juice
Let’s just talk
Blogging… not just makes me experiment different and new recipes but also improves my vocabulary. Had it not been for this blog, it would have never penned down the recipes and would have never known the correct spelling of MARINADE.
Yeah seriously, while writing the post I used the word “marinate”, Mr. M.S. Word (Hey you share your initials with my favourite cricketer… M.S. Dhoni) interfered. I replaced the word “marinate” with the word “marination”. It again had an objection. And the suggestions it gave didn’t help me much.
Finally guess who came to my rescue. “Wikipedia”. Yes, he cleared all my doubts and confusions. He told me it is MARINADE. And also told me what marinate and marination are!
So basically, marination is a process in which we marinate the vegetables in a marinade.
HEALTHY VEGGIE SHOTS RECIPE
INGREDIENTS FOR HEALTHY VEGGIE SHOTS
- 1 cup Coriander leaves chopped
- 1/2 cup mint leaves
- 1 garlic clove
- 2 green chillies chopped
- 1 inch piece of Ginger
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- Salt to taste
- 1/2 tsp cumin powder
- 1 tbsp besan (gram flour) (roasted for a couple of minutes)
- 7-8 paneer cubes
- 7-8 Boiled baby potatoes (pricked with toothpick or fork)
- 7-8 Cherry tomatoes
- 1/4 onion slices
- 1/4 cup green bell pepper slices
- 1 tsp oil
- lemon juice
- Chaat masala
- Butter optional
- Handful of onion rings
HOW TO MAKE HEALTHY VEGGIE SHOTS
Grind together 1 cup chopped coriander leaves, 1/2 cup mint leaves, 1 garlic clove, 1” piece of ginger, 2 chopped green chillies, 1 tsp lemon juice, salt to taste, 1/2 tsp cumin powder. Add a little water if needed.
Empty it in a large bowl.
Add 1 tbsp roasted besan. Mix well.
Add the assorted vegetables to the marinade. Leave for 15-20 minutes.
Soak the skewers in water.
After 15-20 minutes, add the vegetables to the skewers. You can make different combinations of your choice.
Add 1 tsp oil and heat it.
Add the vegetables shots and cook till they turn golden.
Flip and cook from the other side also.
Once done, brush some butter, sprinkle little chaat masala and lemon juice.
Garnish with onion rings and serve.
Make it for a party or as snacks.
I make it often when I see some left over vegetables in the refrigerator.
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How good it would be if snacks could also be nutritious. Vegetable cutlets is one such thing that delicious and healthy. Lots of vegetables are used to make vegetable cutlets. By the time its weekend, most of the vegetable from my refrigerator are over with some leftovers such as one carrot, a portion of cabbage etc. Frozen peas is always there. What else… I, get set go and prepare some yummy vegetable cutlets and here is the recipe for vegetable cutlets.