Papdi (For Chaats)

Paapdi is type of crackers used in different chaats(Papdi chaat, dahi puri, sev puri and lot more).Getting those ready-made papdis are not at all good as they are not good in quality. Making papdi is not that tough job as it seems. Papdi Cover pic.jpg

Lets make homemade delicious Papdis. Papdi Cover pic 2.jpg

Ingredients:

  • All-purpose flour- 3 cups
  • Ghee- 3/4 cup
  • Carom seeds- 1 tbsp
  • Water- to knead dough
  • Salt- as per your taste.
  • Oil- for deep frying

Method:

  1. Check ingredients before making papdi.Papdi ingredients
  2. In a bowl, add  all purpose flour, salt, ghee and carom seeds.Papdi step 01
  3. Rub them with fingers so that it gets mixed. Papdi step 02
  4. Add water and knead a firm dough. Keep it covered  for 30 mins.Papdi step 03
  5. In a frying pan or karahi, Heat oil for deep frying the papdi.Papdi step 04
  6. Remove a ball from dough and roll it thin.Papdi step 05
  7. With the help of cookie cutter cut it round (or your desired shape). Prick them with the help of fork. Papdi step 06
  8.  Remove the extra dough. (Use them for another batch)Papdi step 07
  9.  Start frying the papdis on medium flame. Fry them till golden. Don’t fry them till brown. Papdi step 08
  10. Your papdi is ready. Similarly make papdis of the remaining dough. Papdi step 09.jpg

 

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Hare Mirch ka Achaar(Green chilly pickle)

Hare Mirch ka achaar (Green chilly pickle) is an authentic spicy pickle which can go with any type of Indian food. When you need some spiciness in your plate, this achaar can be served at that time. Hare mirch ka achaar cover pic

Ingredients:

  • Green chilies- 250 grams
  • Mustard oil- 1/2 cup
  • Fennel seeds- 2 tbsp
  • Coriander seeds – 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tbsp
  • Fenugreek seeds- 1 tbsp
  • Black mustard seeds- 2 tbsp
  • Hing – 1 tsp
  • Black salt – 3/4 tsp
  • Vinegar- 3 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1 tsp
  • Salt- as per your taste

Method: 

  1. Check ingredients before making chilli pickle.Hare mirch ka achaar ingredients
  2. First wash the chilies and dry them with help of kitchen towel. Cut them into small 1 inch peicesHare mirch ka achaar step 01
  3. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan.Hare mirch ka achaar step 02
  4. Add chilies and roast them for 5 mins. 

     

  5. In another pan, dry roast fennel seeds, coriander seeds,cumin seeds and mustard seeds for 5 mins or until a good aroma starts coming.Hare mirch ka achaar step 05
  6. Grind them into into a coarse powder.
  7. In a bowl add the chilies to a bowl and add the powdered masala in it. Mix them well.Hare mirch ka achaar step 08
  8. Add salt, hing and turmeric powder . Hare mirch ka achaar step 09
  9. Add vinegar and mix.  Hare mirch ka achaar step 10
  10. Heat Mustard oil and let it cool. Hare mirch ka achaar step 11.jpg
  11. Add oil in the chilli mixture and mix well. Hare mirch ka achaar step 12
  12. Store in glass jar or air tight container. Your pickle will get ready in 4 or 5 days. Hare mirch ka achaar background.jpg

Tawa Pulav

Tawa pulao/pulav is famous mumbai street food which is made on same tawa besides Pav-bhaji.  Tawa pulav is made with leftover rice and few veggies. It tastes delicious yet quick and easy to make. It can be served with yogurt/raita.

Tawa pulav 01

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rice(any)- (cooked)
  • Onion- 1 ,finely chopped
  • Tomato- 4 , roughly chopped
  •  Potato- 2 , boiled and chopped
  • Green peas- 1 small bowl.
  •  Capsicum- 1 or 2, roughly chopped
  • Green chilies- 2, finely chopped.
  • Ginger garlic paste- 1 tbsp
  • Red chilly powder – 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1 tsp
  • Pav bhaji masala – 2 tbsp
  •  Garam masala powder- 1 tsp
  • Butter- 4 tbsp
  • Salt- as per your taste.

Method:

  • Check ingredients before making tawa pulao.Tawa pulav recipe ingredients
  • Heat a pan, add butter.Tawa pulav step 01
  • Add the chopped onion and fry till golden brown Tawa pulav step 02
  • Add the ginger garlic paste and fry till its raw aroma and add green chilies
  • Add chopped tomato and fry till butter oozes out. Tawa pulav step 05
  • Add green peas and capsicum and fry until its cooked. Tawa pulav step 06
  • Add turmeric powder, red chilly powder,garam masala powder, pav bhaji masala and salt. Fry for another minute.Tawa pulav step 07
  • Add potato and mix.Tawa pulav step 08
  • Add the boiled rice and mix. Tawa pulav step 09
  • Your tawa pulav is ready to serve. Tawa pulav step 10
  • Serve Tawa pulao with yogurt or raita. Tawa pulav step 11

Balushahi

Indian sweet Balushahi Detailed recipe. Balushahi is an Indian dessert that have an appearance like donuts. They are crispy and flaky and soft from inside. Balushahi is everyone’s favorite as they melt in the mouth.

Balushahi1.jpg Its made specially for Holi but you can make this on any occasion. This recipe is very simple and less time consuming. So lets prepare Balushahi

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Ingredients (Makes around 14- 16 balushahis)

  • All purpose flour- 3 cups
  • Baking soda- 1/2 tsp
  • Ghee(Clarified butter)- 1/2 cup
  • Yogurt-  8 tbsp
  • Salt- 1 tsp
  • Water- 2 tbsp(for dough)
  • Sugar- 2 cup
  • Water- 1 cup
  • Cardamom powder- 1 tsp(optional)
  • Saffron strands- few(optional)
  • Ghee- for frying

Method

  • Check ingredients for making BalushahiBalushahi recipe ingredients
  • In a bowl, add all purpose flour, baking soda, salt and yogurt. Crumble it well.Balushahi step 01
  •  Add ghee. Balushahi step 02
  • Crumble it well . Do not over mix it.Balushahi step 03
  • Add 2 tbsp water. Gather it into a dough. Do not knead it too much otherwise. Let it set for 10 – 15 mins.Balushahi step 04
  •  For sugar syrup-In a saucepan, add sugar and a cup of water. Let it boil on a medium flame.Balushahi step 05
  • Boil the sugar syrup until its thick. Add cardamom powder and saffron strands if you want. We don’t need 2 string consistency of syrup. It should be little thin so that the balushahis gets soaked in it very well. (Tip- add a little bit of lemon juice so the syrup will not crystallize)Balushahi step 06
  • When the dough has set, make small balls of dough. Take a ball and press it in the centre so that it cooks well. Balushahi step 07
  • Make this of complete dough in the same way.Balushahi step 08
  •  Heat ghee in a frying pan. Add ghee enough that balushahis  gets dipped in it.Balushahi step 09
  • Add the balushahi balls in cold ghee and fry them on a low flame to acheive a flaky balushahi.Balushahi step 010
  • Balushahi will start floating over the ghee. Do not flip them.Balushahi step 11
  • When the balushahi start turning golden brown, turn them.

     

  • Fry them till they are complete golden brown. Balushahi step 14
  • When done, remove them and let it cool. Balushahi step 14
  • When they are cool , dip them in sugar syrup. Gently remove them from syrup.

     

  • Garnish with some chopped pistachios Balushahi2

Balushahis are ready. Enjoy with your friends and family. Balushahi4.jpg

 

 

 

Palak Paneer

Palak paneer recipe step by step…………Palak means spinach and panner is cottage cheese. Delicious paneer in creamy spinach curry is loved by all including non-spinach lovers . It’s served with tandoori roti/ naan. Palak paneer1.jpg

So lets make Palak PaneerPalak paneer2.jpg

Ingredients:

  • Spinach-1 bunch
  • Cottage cheese- 250 grams, cut into big cubes.
  • Onion- 1 medium sized, finely chopped
  • Tomato- 1 medium sized, finely chopped
  • Ginger garlic paste- 1 tbsp
  • Green chilies- 4 to 5, finely chopped
  • Cream – 4 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilly powder- 1 tsp
  • Coriander  powder- 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Oil- 2 tbsp
  • Salt- as per your taste

Method:

  • Check ingredients for making palak paneer.Palak paneer ingredients
  • In a saucepan, boil 3 cups of water. Add spinach leaves and boil for 3 -4 mins.

     

  • Drain the spinach leaves. Don”t throw away the stock. Then run normal water through the leaves to stop the cooking process. Blend it into paste.

     

  • Heat oil in a pan and fry the paneer peices until golden.(This is an optional step)

  •  In same pan, add oil. Add cumin seeds and fry for few seconds.Palak paneer step 07
  • Add onions and fry until golden brown.Palak paneer step 08
  • Add ginger-garlic paste ,chopped green chilies and fry for 2 – 3 mins.Palak paneer step 09
  • Add ntomatoes and fry for 4 -5 mins until soft.Palak paneer step 10
  • After tomatoes are done add turmeric powder, red chilly powder and coriander powder and garam masala powder. Fry for another minute.Palak paneer step 11
  • Then add the Spinach puree. Stir well. Add about 1 cup of water.(use the sinach water). Add salt as per your taste. Let it boil for 5 – 7 minsPalak paneer step 12
  •  Add cream and saute. Palak paneer step 13
  • Add Paneer pieces and simmer on a low flame. Keep lid for another 5 mins. After 5 mins your palak paneer will be ready.Palak paneer step 14
  • Serve palak paneer with Roti / Naan/ RicePalak paneer3.jpg

 

Baigan ka Bharta

Baigan ka Bharta step by step recipe Maharashtrian style……………………………….

Baigan ka Bharta is an authentic Indian recipe eaten in different parts of India. But the recipe that I’m sharing is a little bit difference, using less spice and masalas. This recipe is made in Northern Maharashtra.Its called Vangi Bharit. Farmers make vangi bahrit and puris and enjoy the party with their friends and family.Baigan ka bharta 1.jpg

You will love this Unique Baigan ka bharta and can be served with Puris/Roti . Lets make Bhaigan ka bharta

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Ingredients :

  • Eggplant-2 (Bharta Baingan)
  • Green onion- 1 whole bunch, finely chopped
  • Peanuts- 1/2 cup (you can add more or less. Its up to you)
  • Dry coconut- 1/2 cup, chopped
  • Garlic- 1, remove its skin(one whole for authentic flavor)
  • Green chilly- 7 to 8 (or according to your spice level)
  • Coriander- finely chopped, 1/2 cup
  • Onion- 1, finely chopped
  • Tomato- 1, finely chopped
  • Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  •  Salt (as per your taste)
  • Oil

Method- 

  • Check ingredients for making Baigan ka bharta. Baigan ka bharta step 01
  • Roast green chilies on a pan for 5 to 6 minsBaigan ka bharta step 02
  • Then  in Mortar pestle(Khalbatta) add green chilies, garlic cloves and coriander. Baigan ka bharta step 03
  • Crush them. Baigan ka bharta step 04
  • Roast Eggplant. Wash eggplants, dry them and apply some oil on them. Roast them from each side properly till its cooked and juice comes out from eggplant. Baigan ka bharta step 05
  • Cool them for 5 to 10 mins. When they are mild hot, remove its skin by applying some water on skin.

     

  • Mash the eggplant and keep aside.Baigan ka bharta step 08
  • In a pan, fry peanuts on medium flame till crisp. When done, remove and keep aside.Baigan ka bharta step 09
  • Next fry the chopped dry coconut for 4 to 5 mins till its golden brown on a medium flame. Remove and keep aside.Baigan ka bharta step 10
  • In the same pan, add Chopped green onion. Fry them for 5 mins on low to medium flame. Baigan ka bharta step 11
  • Add chopped onion and cumin seeds. Fry till its golden brown.Baigan ka bharta step 12
  • Add crushed mix of garlic cloves and green chilies. Fry for 3 to 4 mins.Baigan ka bharta step 13
  • Add the chopped tomato and fry it for 4 to 5 mins.Baigan ka bharta step 14
  • Add the mashed eggplant and mix. Baigan ka bharta step 15
  • Add turmeric , red chilly powder and salt. Cook them on medium flame for 3 – 4 mins. Mix in intervals.Baigan ka bharta step 16
  • Then add fried peanuts and dried coconut. Mix them. Baigan ka bharta step 17
  • Your Baigan ka bharta is ready. Turn the flame off. Baigan ka bharta step 18.jpg
  • Serve the delicious baigan ka bharta with puris/ roti/bhakri.Baigan ka bharta 3.jpg

 

 

 

 

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Kacche Papite ki Sabji

Raw papaya sabji recipe step by step… Kacche Papite ki sabji is sweet and sour and it tastes delicious. This recipe is so easy to make, you just require a raw papaya.

Raw papaya contains carotenoids and essential enzymes good for our body. Its an internal body cleanser and promotes healthy skin. Lets prepare kacche papite ki sabji.Kacche papite ki sabji1.jpg

Ingredients

  • Raw papaya- 1(small),remove the skin and cut into cubes
  •  Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves- 7 to 8
  • Hing- 1 pinch
  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  • Green chilies- 3 to 4, chopped
  • Turmeric powder- 1 tsp
  • Red chilly powder- 2 tsp
  • Sugar- 1 tbsp
  • Lemon juice- 1 tbsp
  • Salt- as per your taste
  • Coriander leaves- finely chopped
  • Oil- 1 tbsp

Method- 

  • Check ingredients for making kachhe papite ki sabji.Kacche papite ki sabji ingredients
  • In a kadhai/pan, heat oil. Kacche papite ki sabji step 01
  • Add the mustard seeds, hing and curry leaves. Fry it around 1 min on a low flame.Kacche papite ki sabji step 02
  • Add ginger garlic paste and chopped green chilies. Fry for 3 to 4 mins.Kacche papite ki sabji step 03
  • Add the cubed raw papaya. and mixKacche papite ki sabji step 04
  • Add turmeric powder and red chilly powder and salt. Mix.Kacche papite ki sabji step 05
  • Add sugar and mix.Kacche papite ki sabji step 06
  • Add chopped coriander. Kacche papite ki sabji step 0
  • Add 4 tbsp of water and let it boil. Keep lid and lower the flame.Kacche papite ki sabji step 07
  • When the papaya is cooked, add lemon juice and mix.Kacche papite ki sabji step 08
  • Dish out the sabji and garnish with chopped coriander. Kacche papite ki sabji2
  • Kacche papite ki sabji can be seved with roti, dal and rice.

Rajasthani Mirchi Vada

Recipe of Famous Rajasthani Mirchi Vada Step by step…..

Rajasthani mirchi vadas are big chilly vadas stuffed with potato filling. The name of these chilies are Bhavnagari chilies which are available in rainy and winter season. The spicy chilies are converted to mild and flavorful Vadas. Rajasthani Mirchi Vada1.jpg    So lets prepare Rajasthani Mirchi vadas

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Ingredients-

  • Big chilies- 5 to 6(slit from middle and remove the seeds)
  • Potatoes- 7 to 8 ,medium sized(boiled and mashed)
  • Onions- 2 medium(finely chopped)
  • Coriander leaves- 3 to 4 tbsp, finely chopped
  • Green chilies- 3 to 4,finely chopped
  • Lemon juice – 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Ginger- 1/2 inch, crushed
  • Chat masala powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilly powder- 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1 tsp
  • Asafetida(hing) – a pinch
  • Baking soda- 1/4 tsp
  •  Salt- as per your taste.

for vadas-

  • Gram flour- 1 1/2 cup
  • Red chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Salt- as per your taste.

 

Method- 

  • Check ingredients for making Rajasthani Mirchi VadaRajasthani Mirchi Vada ingredients
  • To make chilies soft, we will boil those chilies. So in a saucepan, add water enough that the chilies dip in them. Boil the chilies till they change the colour. When done, remove and keep aside.
  • In a pan, add 2 tbsp of oil on medium flame. Add cumin seeds and green chilies.Rajasthani Mirchi Vada Step 04
  • Next add Onions and add crushed ginger. Fry till golden brown.

     

  • Add mashed potatoes and mix well. Rajasthani Mirchi Vada Step 07.jpg
  • Add turmeric powder and red chilly powder. You can add garam masala powder(1/2 tsp). Mix .Rajasthani Mirchi Vada Step 08.jpg
  • Add chat masala and salt. Mix. Rajasthani Mirchi Vada Step 09.jpg
  • Add lemon juice and coriander leaves. Mix. When done, switch off the flame and let it cool. Now lets prepare batter for vadas.

     

  • In a bowl add gram flour, salt, red chilly powder, turmeric powder.

     

  • Add water and make a batter not too thick nor too thin. Just enough that the vadas are coated well in them.Rajasthani Mirchi Vada Step 15
  •  

    Now in boiled green chilies stuff the potato mixture. Stuff all the chilies. Rajasthani Mirchi Vada Step 16.jpg

  • In a pan, heat oil. Add oil enough that the vadas are completely immersed in it.  Rajasthani Mirchi Vada Step 17
  • Dip the stuffed chilly in gram flour batter and start frying.

     

  • When one side is fried, fry the other side. Fry on a medium flame till golden brown.Rajasthani Mirchi Vada Step 20.jpg
  • When done, remove them on paper napkin to excess oil gets soaked in it. Serve hot with any chutney. Rajasthani Mirchi Vada4.jpg

Rajasthani Mirchi vada is ready. Enjoy with your friends and family. 🙂

 

Til Gul Laddu

Til gul Laddu recipe step by step. Happy Makar Sankranti everyone. I have used organic Sesame seeds which are more flavorful than polished ones. Sharing these delicious laddu recipe which are tasty and healthy too. Til gul laddu1

Ingredients:

  • Sesame seeds(til)- 2 cups
  • Jaggery (Gul) – 1 1/2 cups (chopped into fine peices)
  • Peanuts- 1/4 cup
  • Ghee- 1 tbsp

Method:

  • Check ingredients for making Til Gul ke laddu Til gul laddu ingredients.jpg
  •  Roast sesame seeds on a medium and then on  low flame. Til gul laddu Step 01.jpg
  • Roast until it changes color and aroma comes. Roast for 10 min to 15 mins. When done, remove and keep aside.Til gul laddu Step 02
  • Roast Peanuts until they are crunchy. Remove its skin . Til gul laddu Step 04
  • Crush peanuts coarsely.Til gul laddu Step 05.jpg
  • Coarsely grind 1 cup of roasted  sesame seeds. Til gul laddu Step 06.jpg
  • In a pan, heat ghee. Til gul laddu Step 07.jpg
  • On a medium flame , add jaggery . Til gul laddu Step 08.jpg
  • When the jaggery starts melting, Mix continuously to prevent burning.Til gul laddu Step 09.jpg
  • Keep mixing until the jaggery dissolves completely. Cook for around 5 mins on slow flame.Til gul laddu Step 10
  • Turn the flame off. Add the coarsely grind Sesame seeds, peanuts and the remaining sesame seeds to the hot mixture of Jaggery. Til gul laddu Step 11
  • Mix them well until Jaggery and the dry ingredients are binded well. Til gul laddu Step 12.jpg
  • Start making laddus when the mixture is hot. Don’t make this mixture cold as they cannot be shaped. Apply some oil/ghee on palms while making laddus.Til gul laddu Step 13.jpg
  • When done store them in air tight container. Til gul laddu2.jpg

Chicken Tikka

The authentic Chicken Tikka recipe step by step

Chicken Tikka is an dish in which chicken peices are marinated and later grilled or barbecued. This dish is popular in north India and Pakistan. Mostly the boneless chicken pieces are used in this recipe, but I’ve used the chicken with bones.Chicken Tikka cover pic.jpg

This Dish is really easy to make, just gather your ingredients, marinate the chicken and then grilling them. If you don’t have an oven then just fry this pieces in less oil. This dish can turn favorite to your non-vegetarian friends.  Chicken Tikka1.jpg

So lets prepare Chicken Tikka…

Ingredients-

  • Chicken – 1 kg(boneless/bones, I’ve used bones)
  • Thick yogurt- 1 cup(remove excess water for thick yogurt)
  • Ginger-garlic paste- 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1 tsp
  • Red chilly powder- 2 tbsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tbsp
  • Garam masala powder- 1 tbsp
  • Chat masala- 1/ 2 tbsp
  • Red food color- 2 pinch (optional)
  • Lemon juice- 1 whole lemon
  • Semolina- 4 tbsp
  • Salt- as per your taste
  • Oil- 2 Tbsp

Method- 

  • Check ingredients for making Chicken TikkaChicken Tikka step 01.jpg
  • In a big bowl, add chicken, yogurt, Turmeric powder, red chilly powder and mix them wellChicken Tikka step 02.jpg
  • Add salt, chat masala, lemon juice and red food color. Mix wellChicken Tikka step 03.jpg
  • Marinate the chicken for 1 hour. Chicken Tikka step 04
  • The marinated chicken is ready for grillingChicken Tikka step 05
  • Apply oil on the oven-proof pan.Chicken Tikka step 06.jpg
  • Take 1/2 marinated chicken.Roll the marinated chicken pieces in Semolina one by one and keep them on pan. Apply oil on them with the help of brush.Chicken Tikka step 07.jpg
  • Grill the chicken on 450° for 32 mins. Stop the oven after 17 mins, flip the pieces and start grilling.Chicken Tikka step 08.jpg
  • When done, remove pan and let it cool . In the same way grill the another batch of marinated chicken.Chicken Tikka step 09.jpg
  • Serve the Chicken Tikka with Roti/Naan, onion rings and lemon.Chicken Tikka3.jpg

Happy New Year. May your family be blessed with peace and happiness this coming year.Chicken Tikka2.jpg

 

Mutton Biryani

Delicious Mutton dum Biryani recipe step by step………………………

Mutton Biryani is authentic rice dish made using different spices and masalas. Mutton biryani can be prepared during festive days or when guests are coming.  The prepared mutton masala is layered with rice and then kept on dum.

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Usually Mutton biryani is prepared by marinating mutton at night and then preparing biryani next day. But if you don’t have time then you cannot wait for marination, as mutton takes longer time for marinating. So I am showing biryani which can be easily prepared using cooker and yes, it tastes divine.Mutton biryani1

So lets prepare Mutton Biryani:

Ingredients:

For marination

  • Mutton- 1/2 kg (biryani peices, washed and cleaned)
  • Yogurt- 1 cup
  • Red chilly powder- 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tbsp
  • Garam masala powder- 1 tbsp
  • Ginger-garlic paste- 2 tbsp
  • Onion- 4 big, sliced and fried(Make a paste )
  • Salt- as

For biryani masala-

  • Green chilies- 4 , slit from middle
  • Coriander leaves- chopped
  • Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Ghee- 4 tbsp
  • Bay leaf- 2
  • Cinnamon- 2 (each 1/2 inch )
  • Cardamom- 2
  • Green cardamom- 3
  • Cloves- 4
  • Black pepper- 4
  • Star anise- 1
  • Fried onions- 2
  • Milk- 1 tbsp
  • Few strands of kesar
  • Few drops of kewra water
  • Salt- as per your taste

For rice

  • Rice- 1/2 kg
  • Some dry spices- (for good fragnance and flavor)
  • Ghee- 2 tbsp
  • Water- 2 cups
  • Salt- as per your taste

Method-

  • Check ingredients for making Mutton Dum BiryaniMutton biryani step 01
  • In a bowl, add mutton peices, ginger garlic paste,yogurt,salt and rest of the spices. Mix them well with the help of spatula or hands.Mutton biryani step 02
  • Add the fried onion paste.Mutton biryani step 03
  • Marinate this mixture for 1 hour.Mutton biryani step 04
  • Wash the basmati rice and soak them for 30 mins.In a saucepan heat water, oil and some dry spices.Mutton biryani step 05
  • Add salt in this waterMutton biryani step 06.jpg
  • Then add the soaked basmati rice and Boil the rice till its half cooked.Mutton biryani step 07.jpg
  • When done, Drain the water from the rice. Let the rice cool down completely Mutton biryani step 07 (2).jpg
  • When the marination is done- In a cooker add oil, bay leaf, cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper, clove and star a nise.Mutton biryani step 08
  • Add the marinated mutton. Saute for 2 mins. Mutton biryani step 09
  • Add chopped coriander and green chilies. Pressure cook this on a slow flame for 15-20 mins.Mutton biryani step 10
  • Now the mutton masala is ready. Its time for layering rice and masala for dum. Mutton biryani step 12
  • In a saucepan, apply ghee all over. Mutton biryani step 13
  • Add a thick layer of rice on bottom of saucepan. Sprinkle some fried onions.
  • Now add a layer a layer of prepared mutton masala. I’m add whole masala. If you want you can make more layersMutton biryani step 16
  • Again add a layer of rice and sprinkle fried onions. Add ghee on all the rice.Mutton biryani step 17
  • Mix milk and kesar and add it to the rice. Also add few drops of kewra water. Mutton biryani step 18
  • Also I’m adding fried dry fruits(This is an optional step). Your biryani for dum is ready.Mutton biryani step 19
  • Keep the saucepan on a heavy bottom pan/tawa. (If you’re using heavy bottom saucepan, do not use pan/tawa)Now for covering lid I’ve kneaded a dough. I’ve covered the sides of saucepan with dough and then kept the lid on it. This ensures the steam remains inside biryani. Keep the birayni on dum for 20-30 mins on slow flame.Mutton biryani step 20
  • Remove the birayni’s lid when you are ready to eat.Serve hot with raita.Mutton biryani2

 

 

Strawberry Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake with lots of strawberries……… The bestest combo that’s ever been made. Yummy Chocolate cake with delicious chocolate cream and drizzled with chocolate ganache.  Perfect for Christmas- The most wonderful time of the year.Strawberry Chocolate cake picture.jpg

In winters plenty of strawberries are available in market, you should not miss this time and make it for Christmas.

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Here’s the  recipe of Yummilicious Strawberry Chocolate cake

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Ingredients-

For Chocolate cake- 

  • All purpose flour- 2 cups
  • Condensed milk- 3/4 cups
  • Baking powder- 1 tsp
  • Baking soda- 1 tsp
  • Oil- 8 tbsp
  • Vanilla essence- 2 tsp
  • Water- 1 cup
  • Chocolate chips(dark)- for garnishing
  • Strawberries- sliced, 10 to 12
  • Strawberries- whole,for garnishing, as much as you wish 😉

For Chocolate cream-

  • Whipped cream- 1 cup
  • Dark chocolate- 1/4 cup,chopped or chocolate chips

For Chocolate Ganache-

  • Dark Chocolate- 1/2 cup,chopped or chocolate chips
  • Fresh cream- 1/2 cup

Method-

  • We will start by making chocolate cake.Strawberry Chocolate cake step 01
  • In a bowl, add oil. Strawberry Chocolate cake step 02
  • Add condensed milk. Whisk until Oil is immersed well in condensed milk.
  • In another bowl, sieve All purpose flour. Sieve baking powder and baking soda. Strawberry Chocolate cake step 06
  • Then sieve cocoa powder. With help of spatula mix well.
  • In wet ingredients add Vanilla essence and whisk it.Strawberry Chocolate cake step 09
  • Add wet ingredients in dry ingredients and mix everything well.Strawberry Chocolate cake step 010
  •  With the help of Blender/whisker/Mixer mix the cake batter until well blended. Then slowly add 1/2 cup water. Blend. Again add 1/2 cup water and blend it well.Strawberry Chocolate cake step 11
  • Brush baking tin with oil.Add 1/2 of the cake batter. Microwave on 450 degrees for 1/2 hour.
  • When done, insert toothpick in center of the cake. If it comes out clean, that means your cake is ready. Remove cake from tin and let it cool down completely on a cooling rack. Similarly bake the remaining batter.Strawberry Chocolate cake step 14
  • When the second cake cools, prepare the frosting. For that prepare double boiler.Strawberry Chocolate cake step 15
  • Take whipped cream and heat it in double boiler. When the whipped cream becomes warm, add chocolate. Mix until the chocolate completely dissolves in it. Let it cool. Wrap the plastic on bowl and refrigerate it.Strawberry Chocolate cake step 17
  • Now prepare chocolate ganache. For that take add fresh cream in a bowl and add chocolate. Microwave for 1 min and check. If the chocolate doesn’t dissolve, microwave it again. Let it cool completely.Strawberry Chocolate cake step 18
  • Assembling cake- Take a serving platter or turn table. Place a cake. Strawberry Chocolate cake step 20
  • Spread chocolate cream on top of the cake. Use a knife if you don’t have spatula.Strawberry Chocolate cake step 21
  • Add chopped strawberries.Strawberry Chocolate cake step 22
  • Then place another cake on top of first cake. Strawberry Chocolate cake step 23
  • Now apply chocolate cream on the top of the second cake. Strawberry Chocolate cake step 24
  • Apply cream on sides of the cake by rotating the cake.Strawberry Chocolate cake step 25
  • Now start pouring the ganache on top of the cake. Strawberry Chocolate cake step 26
  • Let it drip down sides of the cake.Strawberry Chocolate cake step 27
  • Add chocolate chips on top of the cake. Strawberry Chocolate cake step 28
  • Place strawberries on center of the cake.Strawberry Chocolate cake step 29
  • Now place sliced strawberries at some distance of whole strawberries. Strawberry Chocolate cake step 30
  • Set the cake in fridge for 2 to 3 hours.Your chocolate cake is ready.Strawberry Chocolate cake1

Merry Christmas. May your Christmas sparkle and your holidays overflow with gifts and love ❤

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Homemade Chocolates

Chocolates are loved by kids. Preparing chocolates at home is very easy. I am preparing chocolate for Christmas as my Kids holidays are starting from today.

Homemade chocolates cover pic.jpgHere I’m making chocolates stuffed with almonds, nutella and rice crisps. So lets prepare Homemade chocolates………………..

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Ingredients-

  • Dark chocolate- 400 gm
  • Almonds- 15(chopped or whole)
  • Nutella- as needed
  • Rice crisps- 1/2 bowl
  • Milk chocolate- 100 gm
  • Chocolate moulds

For wrapping- 

  • Aluminium foil- Cut into squares
  • Gift wrapping paper- Cut into squares
  • Golden thread

Method- 

  • Check ingredients for making Homemade chocolates. Homemade chocolates step 01
  • Chop chocolate finely with the help of knifeHomemade chocolates step 02
  • Melt the chocolate in microwave for 1 min. If you don’t have microwave then melt chocolate in double boiler.
  • Let the chocolate cool. Place a plate under the chocolate mold. Homemade chocolates step 06
  • First I’m making plain chocolate.Add the melted chocolate in mold.Homemade chocolates step 07
  • Keep them in freeze. Don’t keep them in refrigerator otherwise the chocolate will become too hard. Set it for 30 mins.
  •  Fill another mold with chocolate till its half. Add the almonds and again fill it with melted chocolate.

     

  • Set them in freeze . Remove from the mold when done.
  • Fill mold with chocolate till its half. Add 1 tsp of Nutella. Again add chocolate till its full.
  • Set them in freeze. Remove from mold when done.
  • Now I will make milk chocolate with rice crisps. My chocolate is small so I don’t need to chop them. Chop chocolate if they are big. Melt the chocolate in microwave/double boiler.
  •  Then fill the mold with milk chocolate till half. Add 1/2 tsp of rice crisps. Don’t add too much of rice crisps otherwise your chocolate will not set properly.

 

  • Again fill the mold with chocolate till its full. Set and remove the chocolate from mold when done. My chocolates are ready.

 

Wrapping of chocolates-

  •   I have gathered things required for wrappingHomemade chocolates step 25
  • Take one square foil and place the chocolate upside down. Start folding the foil till its pack.
  • Wrap all the chocolates with foil in  same way.Homemade chocolates step 29.jpg
  • Then take a square cut gift paper. Place the chocolate on gift paper, start wrapping first the two sides and then taking the other two sides.

     

  • Then with the help of golden thread wrap the chocolates. Homemade chocolates step 33
  • Wrap all the chocolates in same way. Homemade chocolates step 34
  • Your chocolates for Christmas are ready. Homemade chocolates step 35

Merry Christmas and wish you a very happy new year 🙂

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Vanilla Cupcakes(Eggless)

Vanilla cupcakes are delicious and loved by everyone.But when we get wrong recipe and failing to make cupcakes,it can be disappointing. The recipe which I am sharing is tried and tested. After preparing this moist, light and fluffy cupcake you will never buy them from bakeries. The best thing about this cupcakes that they are egg less!!! (please see to it that you use measuring cups for doing the recipe)

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Christmas is the best time to prepare cupcakes. So lets prepare Vanilla cupcakes.Vanilla cupcakes2.jpg

Serving- makes 24 cupcakes

Ingredients-

  • All purpose flour- 3 cups
  • Powdered sugar- 1.5 cups
  • Baking powder- 1 tsp
  • Baking soda- 1 tsp
  • Oil- 1.5 cups
  • Milk- 1 cup
  • Vanilla essence – 2 tsp
  • Plain Vinegar- 2 tbsp
  • Tutti frutti- for topping (optional)
  •  Chocochips- for  topping (optional)

Method- 

  • Check ingredients for making Vanilla cupcakes.Vanilla cupcakes step 01.jpg
  • In a bowl, seive all-purpose flour.Vanilla cupcakes step 02.jpg
  • Add powdered sugar and mix with the help of spatula.Vanilla cupcakes step 03
  • Sieve baking powder and baking soda and mix.Vanilla cupcakes step 04
  • In another bowl, mix oil and milk. Whisk together until oil and milk gets mixed well.Vanilla cupcakes step 05
  • Add vanilla essense and whisk.Vanilla cupcakes step 06
  • In wet ingredients, mix the dry ingredients. First mix 1/2 of the dry ingredients and mix them with spatula.Vanilla cupcakes step 07.jpg
  • Then add remaining flour in the batter. Mix well until the ingredients are well combined.
  • Add vinegar. Give it a quick mix with spatula. You can see bubbles rising up in batter.

     

  • Line the cupcake tray with liners. Preheat the oven on 180° for 2 mins.Vanilla cupcakes step 12.jpg
  • With the help of scoop or a spoon, Add the batter in liners. Fill it 3/4. Vanilla cupcakes step 13.jpg
  • Top some tutti frutti if you want. My kids love them so I am adding it. Bake them at 450°  for 7 mins.Vanilla cupcakes step 14.jpg
  • Insert toothpick when done. It should come out clean. Let them cool for 5 mins. Then remove then on cooling rack and let it completely cool.Vanilla cupcakes step 15.jpg
  • Fill another batch of cupcakes. Vanilla cupcakes step 16.jpg
  • If you are chocolate lover, add chocochips.Vanilla cupcakes step 17
  • When done, remove them on cooling rack.Vanilla cupcakes step 18.jpg
  • Bake all the cupcakes in similar way.   Vanilla cupcakes4.jpg Enjoy this yummy and spongy cupcakes and enjoy your Christmas…:)

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Date and Almond Truffle

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Date and almond truffle for Christmas ………Delicious Dates and almonds dipped in dark chocolate. For kids who don’t like to eat dates or almonds this is the best way for them to eat. Its a quick and easy recipe. So lets start making Date and almond truffle.

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Serving- Makes 10 truffles.

Ingredients-

  • Dates- 10(with seed)
  • Almonds- 10
  • Dark chocolate- (1 bar)
  • Oil- 1 tablespoon
  • Whipped cream- optional (for serving)

Method-

  • Check ingredients for making Date and Almond Truffle.Almonds and dates truffle step 01
  •  Cut the dates lengthwise and Remove the seeds.Almonds and dates truffle step 03
  • Place almond inside date. If your Date is big, you can place 2 almonds inside dates.Almonds and dates truffle step 04
  • Chop chocolate. In a bowl add chocolate and microwave for 1 min and add one tbsp of oil. Almonds and dates truffle step 02
  • Poke toothpick inside the date and dip the date and almond in chocolate. I used spatula and a spoon for this.Almonds and dates truffle step 05
  • Remove them on a butter paper. In the same way dip all the dates and almonds in chocolate.

     

  • Place them in freeze and let it set for 1 hour. Place the whipped cream in piping bag and make lines or design as you like.Almonds and dates truffle step 08

Your Date and almond truffle is ready. Enjoy with your Family and Friends.Almonds and dates truffle1

Apple Pie

Apple Pie is loved by everyone. This is a quick and easy method of making apple pie. Apple pie is a perfect dessert and you can make this for Christmas.

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Here I have used my own way of making upper crust. I depends on what type of crust you want. I preferred to cook the apple filling and then baking of the pie. I have already shared the recipe of making pie crust. Here’s the link Pie Crust

 

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Served along with whipped cream. Lets start making Apple pie

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Ingredients-

  • Apples- 4 or 5, big
  • Castor sugar- 1 cup
  • Melted butter- 4 tbsp(unsalted, if salted then do not use salt)
  • Cinnamon powder- 1 tsp
  •  Salt- 1/2 tsp
  • Glaze- 1 teaspoon honey and one teaspoon water

Method-

  • Check ingredients for making Apple pieApple pie step 01
  • Wash apples. Peel and cut them in medium pieces.Apple pie step 02
  • Heat a pan. Add butter and chopped apples. Saute for a min.Apple pie step 03
  • Then add Castor sugar. Saute the apples Apple pie step 04.jpg
  • When the sugar turns into liquid, add cinnamon powder. Mix well.Apple pie step 05
  • Then add the corn starch. Mix immediately. Apple pie step 06.jpg
  • Let it cook for 5 mins. Then turn down the flame. Remove the apple filling and let it cool down completely.Apple pie step 07.jpg
  • Bake your pie crust. Apple pie step 08.jpg
  • Roll out pie dough for upper crust. Cut out stripes with the help of knife.

     

  • Place your apple filing on pie crust. Now keep strips on one side lengthwise.Apple pie step 11
  • Now keep other strips from the opposite sides as shown.Apple pie step 12
  • Preheat the oven . Bake the Apple pie at 180° for 15 to 20 Mins.Apple pie step 14
  • When done, remove the pie and let it cool to remove it from pie plate.Apple pie step 15
  • Brush the pie with honey and water for shine on your pie. Serve with whipped cream or dust some icing sugar. Apple pie4.jpg

Enjoy Apple pie with Friends and Family Apple pie cover pic.jpg

Sarson ka saag Aur Makki ki roti

“Winters is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a  friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire; it is the time for home”  – Edith Sitwell

Winters is the best time to have some best delicacy. Some special winter veggies are available in India, mostly are green leafy veggies. Sarson ka saag is traditional Punjabi recipe, which is made using Mustard leaves. Sarson means mustard. Also some more leafy veggies can be added like spinach, fenugreek, bathua (chenopodium), radish or beetroot leaves.

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Sarson ka saag is eaten with makki ki roti or corn bread. When added butter, it tastes heavenly. Sarson ka saag is actually a healthy dish as lot of green veggies are added in it and tastes very delicious. If you are addin only sarson/mustard leaves, your saag can be little bit bitter. But don’t worry, Saag tastes more better the day after the dish is prepared.

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Lets prepare Sarson ka saag and Makki ki roti………..

Ingredients :

For saag:

  • Mustard leaves- 1 bowl( washed, finely chopped)
  • Spinach leaves- 1 bowl (washed, finely chopped)
  • Onion – 1 , finely chopped
  • Tomato- 1, finely chopped
  • Ginger-garlic- 2 tbsp, chrushed
  • Green chilly- 2 to 3, finely chopped
  • Corn Meal- 2 tbsp
  • Red chilly powder- 1 tsp
  • Salt- as per your taste
  • Ghee – 2 & 1/2 tbsp

For Makki ki roti (makes around 3 roti)

  • Corn meal- 1 cup
  • Lukewarm water- as needed
  • Salt- as per your taste.
  • Ghee- for roasting

Method:

  • Check ingredients for making Sarson ka saag and Makki ki rotisarson ka saag step 01.jpg
  • In a pressure cooker, add chopped Mustard leaves and spinach leaves.sarson ka saag step 02
  • Add salt and 1 cup of water.sarson ka saag step 03.jpg
  • Close the lid and give 1 or 2 whistles.sarson ka saag step 04.jpg
  • Once cooled, remove the lid and turn on the gas.sarson ka saag step 05.jpg
  • Then mix some water with cornmeal and add it. sarson ka saag step 06.jpg
  •   Let it boil for 4 to 5 mins and turn the stove off. Mash this mixture. sarson ka saag step 07.jpg
  • Heat ghee in a pan. Add crushed ginger-garlic and saute for 2 mins. Add chopped green chillies .Keep on medium flame .sarson ka saag step 08
  • Add onions and fry till golden brown.sarson ka saag step 09.jpg
  • Add tomatoes and fry for 2 mins.sarson ka saag step 10.jpg
  • Add red chilly powder. sarson ka saag step 11.jpg
  • Add green leafy mixture and add very little salt.sarson ka saag step 12.jpg
  • Simmer for 5 minutes. Your Sarson ka saag is ready. Now lets prepare makki ki roti.sarson ka saag step 13.jpg
  • In a bowl , add cornmeal meal.Makki ki roti step 01.jpg
  •  With lukewarm water, start making the dough. Makki ki roti step 02.jpg
  • If you are making this for first time maker, you will notice that the dough is does not bind at all. So we will make this in a plastic sheet so that it will become easy for us to make roti. Knead a smooth still a stiff dough.Makki ki roti step 03.jpg
  • Divide it into 3 to 4 equal parts. Take one ball and keep it on a plastic sheet. Makki ki roti step 04.jpg
  • With the help of a roll-pin, flatten the ball. Make sure the roti be thick.Makki ki roti step 05
  • On a heated pan, add ghee and gently put the roti on pan. Roast on medium flame.Makki ki roti step 06
  • Flip the other side and drop ghee on sides of roti.Makki ki roti step 07
  • Now shift it on chapati grill and roast the roti from both sides.Makki ki roti step 08

Your Sarson ka saag and makki ki roti is ready. Enjoy with friends and family.

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Khandvi

Khandvi is a delicious gujrati snack that can be prepared in few minutes. Its a healthy dish and can be a perfect breakfast.Khandvi step 14.jpeg

So lets prepare Khandvi. Khandvi cover pic

Ingredients :

  1. Gram flour- 1 cup
  2. Water- 2 cups
  3. Curd- 1 cup
  4. Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  5. Mustard seeds-1 tsp
  6. Green chilly – 3 to 4, finely chopped
  7. Fresh Coconut- 2 tbsp(for garnishing)
  8. Coriander leaves- (for garnishing)
  9. Salt- 1/2 tsp or as per your taste
  10. Oil- 1 tbsp

Method:- 

  1. Check ingredients for making Khandvi.Khandvi step 01
  2. Take 2 Plates and grease oil on the plate to make khandvi rolls on it.Khandvi step 06.jpeg
  3. Mix curd until its creamy and smooth. Now in a bowl add gram flour, curd, turmeric powder, salt and water. With the help of whisk, blend the mixture well.Khandvi step 02.jpeg
  4. In a pan, heat oil. Add the khandvi mixture into pan.Khandvi step 03.jpeg
  5. Keep stirring the mixture with the help of spoon. Slowly the mixture will get thick. keep the flame low. Make sure no lumps are formed in the mixture.Khandvi step 04
  6. In 10 mins the thickened Khandvi mixture will be ready.(Make sure your mixture should not become too thick otherwise it will not spread)Khandvi step 05
  7. Add the 1/2 khandvi mixture on 1st plate and other on 2nd plate. Spread evenly when the mixture is hot. Once the mixture becomes cold, it will not be possible to spread the mixture.
  8. Let it set for 5 to 8 mins or until its cooled. Now cut into 2 inches wide strips with knife. Khandvi step 09.jpeg
  9. Roll the strips and keep them in a plate.Khandvi step 10.jpeg
  10. Now lets prepare tadka for khandvi. For that heat 1 tbsp of oil. Khandvi step 11.jpeg
  11. Add green chilies, mustard seeds and fry.Khandvi step 12.jpeg
  12. Pour this oil on the khandvi roll. Sprinkle coriander leaves and grated coconut. Khandvi step 13.jpeg
  13. Your khandvi is ready. Serve with coriander chutney.Khandvi cover pic1.jpeg

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Achari Panner Masala

Yummy cottage cheese dipped in spicy achari gravy. Best for people who like to eat spicy meals. Panner achari masala is an authentic dish that tastes delicious with rice or roti.Achari panner masala1

So lets start making Panner achari masala:Achari panner masala2

Ingredients:

For masala:

  1. Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
  2. Fennel seeds- 1 tsp
  3. Red chillies- 2 to 3
  4. Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
  5. Fenugreek seeds- 1/4 tsp

For gravy:

  1. Panner- 250 grams
  2. Onion puree- (3 onions sliced and grinded to fine paste)
  3. Tomato puree- 3 tomatoes
  4. Ginger-garlic paste -2 tbsp
  5. Fresh cream- 1/2 cup
  6. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  7. Red chilly powder- 2 tsp
  8. coriander powder – 1 tsp
  9. Garam masala powder- 1/2 tsp
  10. Salt – as per your taste

Method:

  1. First we will make masala for achari panner masala.Achari panner masala step 01
  2. In a pan, roast red chilly for 3 to 4 mins.Achari panner masala step 02.jpg
  3. Next add the Cumin seeds, mustard seeds, fennel seeds and fenugreek seeds. Achari panner masala step 03.jpg
  4. roast them for 5 mins .Achari panner masala step 04.jpg
  5. Let it cool down completely and grind it to powder.
  6. Now lets start making gravy.Achari panner masala step 07
  7. In a same pan, heat 2 tbsp of oil. Add onion puree and saute on medium to high flame.
  8. Fry till golden. Then add ginger- garlic paste and fry till it becomes golden brown.Achari panner masala step 10
  9. Add the tomato puree and cook till oil oozes out of it.Achari panner masala step 11
  10. Then add the cream and saute. Keep on a low to medium flameAchari panner masala step 12
  11. Add turmeric powder, red chilly powder, and coriander powder.Achari panner masala step 14
  12. Add the achari masala powder. and saute for a minuteAchari panner masala step 15
  13. Add around 1 and 1/2 cup of water and boil on medium to high flame.Achari panner masala step 16
  14. Add panner peices, salt and mix. Cook for 5 more mins on low flame.Achari panner masala step 17
  15.  panner achari masala is ready. Achari panner masala step 19.jpg

Your panner achari masala is ready. Serve with roti,paratha or rice. Achari panner masala pic 01

 

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Churma Laddu

Churma Laddu is a traditional Rajasthani sweet. Its specially made on occasions of Ganesh chaturthi. Its a simple sweet recipe and can be made on any festivals including Diwali.

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Churma laddu  is made using whole wheat flour. Its can be made by roasting the batti  or the frying the batti. You can make laddu of jaggery or powdered sugar. Here Im showing recipe using powdered sugar.Churma Ladoo 2

 

Ingredients:

  • Whole wheat flour(atta)- 1 cup
  • Semolina- 1/4 cup
  • Powdered sugar- 1 1/2 cup(You can reduce or increase quantity of sugar as desired)
  • Clarified butter- 1/2 cup
  • Milk- for kniding dough
  • Chopped almond/cashews/pistachios- 2 tbsp
  • Clarified butter (ghee)- for frying

Method:

  1. Check all ingredients before making Churma LadduChurma Ladoo step 01.jpeg
  2. In a bowl, take wheat flour, semolina, and 1/4 cup ghee.
  3. Make a stiff dough by adding milk (I have used 1/3 cup of milk)Churma Ladoo step 04
  4. Make small balls of dough and press them with both hands like baati.Churma Ladoo step 05.jpeg
  5. Heat some Ghee in a frying pan.On a low flame, fry the baati till they are brown and crisp (do not fry for less time, as they require more time to cook )
  6. Let the baati cool down completely.Churma Ladoo step 10
  7. Crumble the baaties with your handsChurma Ladoo step 11.jpeg
  8. In a mixer/grinder, grind them into powder(This powder is called churma)Churma Ladoo step 12.jpeg
  9. In this churma add the powdered sugarChurma Ladoo step 13.jpeg
  10. Add the chopped almonds and pistachios. Churma Ladoo step 14.jpeg
  11.  Add the leftover 1/4 cup of ghee. Churma Ladoo step 15.jpeg
  12. Mix this very well and start binding the Ladoos one by one . Churma Ladoo step 16.jpeg

Your Churma ladoo is ready. Enjoy with your family and friends.Churma Ladoo 3

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Bread Pakora/Pakoda

Monsoon season calls for something hot and tasty delicacy. Whenever rain starts, we Indians like to have tea/coffee with some hot Pakoras!!!

Pakoras is liked by everyone and during monsoon it tastes great with hot tea/coffee. Here I’m showing the recipe of Bread pakoras made along with tasty potato stuffing. Perfect when Guests arrive at your home. You can even have this at breakfast. Lets make hot Bread pakoras. cover photo.jpg

Ingredients:

For stuffing:

  • Potatoes-3 to 4 (medium sized, boiled and grated)
  • Green peas- 1/4 cup(boiled)
  • Chilli-garlic paste- 2 tbsp
  • Curry leaves- 6 to 8
  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves- 3 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Turmeric powder- 1/2 tbsp
  • Red chilli powder- 1/2 tbsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder- 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida- 1 pinch
  • Salt- as required
  • oil- 1 tbsp

For cover

  • Bread slices- 6 slices
  • Gram flour(besan)- 1 cup
  • Carom seeds- 1 tsp(crushed)
  • Salt- as needed
  • Water- (3/4 cup or as needed)
  • Baking soda- 1 pinch
  • Oil- for dip frying pakoras.

Method:

  1. For chilly-garlic paste:In a plate take 8 to 10 garlic cloves, 1/2 inch ginger, 3 green chillies, 1 tbsp cumin seeds. Add these ingredients in a mixer and grind it to paste(The paste will be coarsely grounded due to cumin seeds).  bread pakora step 02.jpg
  2. Boil potatoes and let them cool. Grate and keep aside. Boil green peas and keep aside.bread pakora step 01
  3. In a pan, heat oil and add curry leaves, mustard seeds. Let mustard seeds crackle. Then add chilly- garlic paste. Fry it for a min. Then add turmeric powder and saute.

     

     

  4. Then add Grated potatoes and green peas. Mix well. Then add all powdered spices. Mix them.Finally add chopped coriander leaves. Turn flame off. Your stuffing is ready. Let it cool completely. Till then lets prepare batter.

     

  5. In a bowl add Gram flour, salt, baking soda and carom seeds.bread pakora step 08.jpg
  6. Add water little by little and make batter. The batter consistency should be thin.bread pakora step 09.jpg
  7. Take two slices of bread, place stuffing on one slice and close it another slice. Repeat this with all slices of bread. Then cut it into triangles.

     

     

  8. In a frying pan heat oil . Add enough oil to dip fry bread pakoras.bread pakora step 12.jpg
  9. Dip the stuffed bread in gram flour batter. Fry the pakoras one by one.bread pakora step 13.jpg
  10. Fry Bread pakoras on both sides till golden on medium flame. When done remove pakoras on paper towel. bread pakora step 14.jpg
  11. Your bread pakoras is ready. Serve hot with tea. Serve along with sauce. Enjoy with friends and family._20170701_163424.jpg

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Veg. Momos

Recipe of delicious street food Veg. Momos…………………Momos are famous in Mumbai and everyone loves it. Momos can be made in variety of stuffing’s and can be a little time consuming…….. but they are really very tempting and delectable. Today I’m gonna show you the recipe of simple Veg. Momo’s. Lets make them..Veg. momos 2.jpg

Ingredients:

for outer cover-

  • All purpose flour- 1 cup
  • Water- 1/3 cup or as required
  • Oil- 1 teaspoon
  • 1/4 tsp salt

for stuffing- 

  • Onion- 1, finely chopped
  • Cabbage- 1/2 cup, finely chopped
  • French Beans- 1/3 cup, finely chopped
  • Carrots- 1/4 cup, grated
  • Capsicum- 1/4 cup, finely chopped
  • Spring onions- 1/2 cup, finely chopped
  • Shallots (optional)
  • Ginger-garlic paste- 2 tbsp
  • Soya sauce- 1 tbsp
  • Chilly sauce- 1 tbsp
  • Vinegar- 1 tsp
  • Garam masala power- 1 tbsp
  • Red chilly powder- 1 tsp
  • Black pepper powder- 1/4 tsp
  • oil- 1 tbsp
  • Salt- as required(add less salt as water can come out making momos soggy)

Method:

  1. Check out ingredients for making Veg. momos Veg. momos recipe ingredients
  2. First make dough, in a bowl add all purpose flour, salt and oil. Make dough by adding water step by step and make a soft, firm dough. Keep aside.

     

  3. Lets make stuffing. In a pan add 1 tbsp of oil. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for 1 min. Add chopped onion and fry till golden brownVeg. momos recipe step 03
  4. Add chopped cabbage, french beans and carrot. Cook them on a medium – high flame for 5 to 7 mins. Veg. momos recipe step 04.jpg
  5. Add red chilli powder, garam masala powder, black pepper powder, soy sauce,red chilly sauce, salt and mix well.Veg. momos recipe step 05.jpg
  6. Add spring onions, mix and turn the flame off. The stuffing is ready. Let the stuffing cool completely.

     

  7. Make small balls from dough and dust it little. Roll it using roll pin of 3 inch diameter. IMG_20170618_001046
  8. Add water with your finger tips to the corners. Then stuff 1 tbsp of stuffing and start pleating the Momos. Then join them to center. If you know how to make modak then it will be simple for you to make momos.

     

  9. Similarly make momos of every ball. Veg. momos recipe step 10
  10. Then in a steamer add around 1/2 to 1 cup of water. Grease the streamer plate with oil and place momos one by one. Cook them for 10 to 12 mins. When done the cover will look translucent and will not be sticky. Veg. momos recipe step 11
  11. When done, remove steamer plate and let momos cool.  Remove one by one. Your Homemade veg momos are ready. Serve them with Schezwan sauce /mint chutney /mayo.Veg. momos 1.jpg

Thankyou….

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Ferrero Rocher shake

Rich taste of Ferrero rocher is loved by everyone. Ferrero Rocher shake have an unique and awesome taste loaded with chocolate…. So lets make Ferrero Rocher shake

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Ingredients:  (serves 2)

  • Ferrero Rocher chocolate- 4 to 5
  • Chilled Milk- 1 cup
  • Nuetella spread- 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Sugar- 2 tbsp
  • Chocolate Ice cream- 3 scoops(for shake)
  • Chocolate Ice cream- 2 scoops- (for garnishing)
  • Chocolate sauce- for garnishing.

 

Method:

  1. Check the ingredients for making Ferrero Rocher Shake.Ferreeo Rocher shake step 01.jpg
  2. Remove Ferrero rocher from pack and add it to the grinder.
  3. Add Milk, sugar, Nutella, chocolate icecream and blend them. If you want more Ferrero Rocher, you can add 2 more 😀Ferreeo Rocher shake step 04.jpg
  4. Your Ferrero Shake is ready, lets start garnishingFerreeo Rocher shake step 05.jpg
  5. In a glass, add 1 tablespoon of Chocolate sauce each.Ferreeo Rocher shake step 06.jpg
  6. Add shake. Top them with chocolate icecream. Swirl chocolate sauce and add crushed Ferrero Rocher.

     

     

Your Ferrero Rocher shake is ready. Enjoy with your Family and Friends. _20170604_142255

Thankyou..:)

Rajma Chawal

Rajma chawal step wise recipe- simple and easy recipe. Its my special recipe which I have make in my own way…My whole family including my children loves Rajma chawal 

Rajma chawal is a famous punjabi dish made of Kidney beans in soft and creamy curry. Kidney beans are soaked overnight and then pressure cooked till its soft. And later the rajma masala is made. The rice i have used is Basmati rice which is soaked in water for an hour then cooked. So lets make Rajma chawal.

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Ingredients:

  • Kidney beans- 250 grams(soaked overnight and pressure cooked for 25 mins)
  • Onions- 4 large, sliced and pureed
  • Tomatoes- 5 to 6 , sliced and pureed
  • Curd- 4 tablespoons or small bowl
  • Jeera or cumin seeds – 2 teaspoons
  • Bay leafs- 2 or 3
  • Cloves- 2 to 4
  • black pepper- 2 to 3
  • cinnamon- 1/2 inch
  • turmeric powder- 1/2 tablespoon
  • Red chilli powder- 1 tablespoon
  • Coriander powder- 1/2 tablespoon
  • Garam masala powder- 1/2 tablespoon
  • salt – As per your requirement

Method:

  1. Checkout all ingredients for making Rajma masala.Rajma Chawal step 01
  2. In a saucepan, add oil and add cumin seeds, bay leaves, cloves, blackpepper, cinnamon and saute till seeds pops. Rajma Chawal step 02
  3. Add onion puree and cook till golden brown Rajma Chawal step 03.jpg
  4. Add tomato puree. Cook till oil oozes out. Rajma Chawal step  04.jpg
  5. Add turmeric powder and red chilli powder. Saute for 1 min. Rajma Chawal step 04
  6. Next add the curd. Cook till oil oozes out of it. Rajma Chawal step 05.jpg
  7. When done, add the cooked Kidney beans and mix well.Rajma Chawal step 06
  8. Add coriander powder, garam masala powder and salt. mix again.Rajma Chawal step 07.jpg
  9. If the gravy is thick, add 1/2 cup of water and cook with lid for 2 to 3 mins.Rajma Chawal step  08.jpg
  10. Your Rajma masala is ready. Serve it with rice. You can also have it with roti.Rajma Chawal.jpg

The delicious Rajma chawal is ready. Enjoy with your family 🙂

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Misal Pav

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Misal pav is Maharashtrian recipe. Its served in different ways in different parts of Maharashtra. It is made with sprouts,  spices and later served along with Farsan and Pav (Bread). But it tastes delicious  and its a must try recipe. If you love to eat spicy food then Misal pav will become one of your favorite. So lets begin…….

INGREDIENTS:

  • Sprouts – 250 grams (you can use matki  or you can use mix sprouts too)
  • 3 cups of water to boil

For Masala

  • Onions- 2, sliced
  • Tomatoes- 2 sliced
  • Dry coconut- grated or chopped 2 tablespoons
  • Garlic cloves- 4 to 5
  • Ginger- 1/2 inch

For gravy

  • Curry leaves- 8 to 10
  • Green chillies – 2 or 3
  • Mustard seeds- 1/2 tablespoon
  • Asafoetida – 2 pinch
  • Turmeric powder- 1/2 tablespoon
  • Red Chilli powder- 1 tablespoon
  • Coriander powder- 1 tablespoon
  • Garam masala powder- 1 tablespoon
  • Tamarind paste- 1 tablespoon (here I have used home tamarind)
  • Jaggery – 1  small peice (optional, to balance the taste)
  • salt- as per your taste

For kat (soup)

  • 4 Tablespoons oil
  • crushed garlic- 4
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons of Red chilli powder (It depends how much spicy you prefer)

Method:

  1. Soak Matki overnight for 6 hours and remove water. Tie matki in a muslin cloth for next 6 hoursMisal Pav step 1.jpg
  2. Boil  3 cups of water in a pot or vessel.Misal Pav step 2.jpg
  3. Add sproutsMisal Pav step 3.jpg
  4. Boil it for 10 mins to 15 mins. See to it does not overcook.Misal Pav step 4.jpg
  5. Drain the water in a bowl and later we will need the water for kat(soup)Misal Pav step 5
  6. Now next we will prepare  masala.Misal Pav step 6.jpg
  7. In a pan add dry coconutMisal Pav step 7.jpg
  8. Roast them till its golden brown. Remove and keep it aside.Misal Pav step 8.jpg
  9. Now add little oil about 1 teaspoon and heat.Misal Pav step 9.jpg
  10. Add sliced onion and fryMisal Pav step 10.jpg
  11. Fry them till they are golden brownMisal Pav step 12.jpg
  12. Add ginger and garlic and saute them for 2 minsMisal Pav step 13.jpg
  13. Add tomatoes. Misal Pav step 14.jpg
  14. Cook them for 5 mins until they are soft. When done, turn flame off and let thiscool.Misal Pav step 15.jpg
  15. In a mixture/grinder addroasted dry coconut.Misal Pav step 16.jpg
  16. Add the pan mixture in it .Misal Pav step 17.jpg
  17. Grind it into fine paste. Your masala is ready, keep it asideMisal Pav step 18
  18. Keep your ingredients ready for gravyMisal Pav step 19.jpg
  19. In a pot/vessel Add heat oilMisal Pav step 20.jpg
  20. Add mustard seeds, curry leaves and asafoetida.Misal Pav step 21.jpg
  21. Add green chilles and fry it for 1 minMisal Pav step 22
  22. Add turmeric powder and mix