Cashewnut laddu


Cashewnut powder cooked in sugar syrup to make a ball.its like a fudge.

ingredient
Cashewnut powder :-200 grams
Sugar:- 3 &1/2 tablespoons
Lukewarm milk:-3 teaspoon
Ghee:-1/4 cup + for greasing
Green cardamom powder 1 teaspoons
method
Heat sugar and 50 ml water in a non-stick pan. Cook till one-string consistency is reached. Add cashew nut powder to sugar syrup. Mix well and switch off heat. keep checking there are no lumps.Add 3 teaspoons milk and mix well. Switch on heat, add ghee and cardamom powder. Mix well and make sure that there are no lumps.Cook till the ghee melts and switch off heat. Set aside for 20 minutes or cool to room temperature. Grease your hands with ghee. Divide mixture into equal portions and shape them into laddoos or any shape as u desired.decorate with any dryfruits(optional)

Coconut Laddoo


Laddoo is an Indian sweet that is often prepared to celebrate festivals or special occasions.It’s easy to make with few ingredients easily available at home.Desiccated coconut mixed with condensed milk to make a ball.one can use fresh grated coconut to make this ladoo.various type of laddoo one can check on my blog Cashewnut laddu Boondi Laddoo Besan Laddu

Ingredients

1 tin  condensed milk

3 ½ cup-4 cups Desiccated coconut powder

Cardamom powder a pinch

Ghee or unsalted butter 1/2 tsp to apply on palm

Method:

Keep aside 1/4th cup coconut powder.Heat a non-stick pan Add remaining coconut powder and  condensed milk and cook on a slow fire till the mixture leaves the sides of pan (approx 5 minutes).add cardamom powder.Cool and roll into small laddoos with buttered (oiled) hands. Roll in coconut powder and serve.

Besan Laddu


Roasted gramflour in ghee & make in a ball shape.

Ingredients
2 cups besan
½ cup ghee
1 cup powdered sugar
4 cardamoms-powdered
Method
dry roast the besan in a kadai or pan on slow flame for about 10-12 mins.keep on stirring continuously so that the besan is not burned and so that there is even browning.melt the ghee and keep aside.add the melted ghee and continue roasting the besan for some more 5-6 minutes stirring continuously.the besan would start to give a nice nutty fragrance and will start releasing ghee.once you get a strong nutty fragrance then switch off the fire.remove the pan from the stove and keep down.add powdered sugar.add the powdered cardamom stir well so that no lumps are formed.once you have mixed the besan ladoo mixture well then let it cool down to room temperature.make small or medium sized besan ladoos and store them in air tight containers.

Banana Smoothies


Bananas are a very good source of vitamin ,minerals & dietary fiber.Milk is a healthy foods considered nutrient-rich because they serve as good sources of calcium and vitamin D as well as protein and other essential nutrients.

Banana Blend with Milk infused with Saffron.

Ingredients

Banana- 1
Cold Milk -3/4 cup
Heavy whipping cream -1/4 cup
Sugar as much sweeter u like
Saffron strands (soaked in water) & few for garnish
Rose water few drops (optional)
Method
Blend all above ingredients in a blender jar.pour in a glass garnish with saffron strands.Serve chilled !!!
tips :- boil milk adding saffron & then chill .
Before taking,plz consult a health professional if anyone allergic or health issue.

Yogurt & fruits Parfaits


Layered yogurt ,fruits & cereal bars.Complete Breakfast in a jar.Grab & go !!

ingredients
Thick low-fat Yogurt-1/2 cup
Banana-1 small
Honey-1 tsp (optional)
strawberry chunks
Cereal Bars(vanilla flavour)
Mixed dry fruits-(cashew nut,almonds,walnut& raisins)
Mint leaves -Twig(for garnish optional)
Method-
Put thick yogurt in a glass.on top of that add cereal bars crumble half.add banana slices & adding a  honey top of it ,add strawberry chunks.add cereal bar on top..add mixed dry fruits .and at last, add dollops of yogurt ,decorate with mint leaves .!!!

Strawberry & Oats Smoothies


Strawberry blended with Oats & garnish with Nuts.its like a breakfast in a jar.

Ingredients
Rolled oats (roasted )1/2cup
Yogurt /curd 1/2 cup
Strawberries -5-6
Honey to taste
Pistachio & almonds for garnish(optional)
Method
Blend all ingredients together. Pour in glass .garnish with dry fruits
Tips :-smoothie mostly thick only.if u like a bit thin u can add little milk & blend

Chole Masala


Overnight soaked Chickpeas cooked with Indian spices

Ingredients

1 cup chickpeas(soaked in water overnight)

4 tbsp Oil

1 tsp Cumin seeds

2 Bay Leaves

1 Big Onion finely chopped

1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste

2 Tomatoes Finely chopped

1 tbsp Chana Masala

Salt to taste

Water as required for gravy

1 tbsp Chana Masala

1 tsp Red Chilli powder

method

Heat up oil, add cumin seeds, onion and cook until onion gets golden brown.
Add ginger garlic paste and cook for 2 minutes.Add Chana masala and cook for 2 minutes.Add tomatoes, red chilli powder, mix, cover and cook for 5 minutes.Add soaked chana, mix, add salt, water Put lid  and pressure cook for 7 to 8 whistles.or till it became soft.Serve with Bhature/rice

Rajma


Red kidney bean Cooked with Indian spices.Served with Rice/roti

Ingredients
•Kidney beans,soaked overnight 1 cup
•Salt to taste
•Oil 4 tablespoons
•Onions finely chopped 2 medium
•Ginger-garlic paste 2 tablespoons
•Coriander powder 2 teaspoons
•Cumin powder 1 teaspoon
•Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon
•Tomato pureed 1/2 cup
•Garam masala powder 1 1/2 teaspoons
•Fresh coriander leaves,chopped 1 tablespoon(optional)
Method
Drain kidney beans and wash in fresh water and put into a pressure cooker. Add 5 cups of water and salt and cook under pressure till 4-5 whistles are given out. Drain and reserve the cooking waterHeat oil in a non-stick pan. Add onions and sauté till light brown. Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté for 2 minutes.Add coriander powder, cumin powder, and red chilli powder and mix well. Add tomato puree and mix again. Sauté for 3-4 minutes.Add kidney beans and mix well. Add 1 cup cooking liquor and salt and stir to mix. Mash the beans a bit and stir again.
Add garam masala powder and mix and cook for 5-7 minutes.and serve hot.

Hare Moong ki Dal


whole green gram cooked with Indian spices

Ingredients
Whole Moong dal 1 cup
Onion finely chopped 2 med
Tomato 3 chopped
Garlic cloves 3-4 crushed
Ginger 1/2 ” finely chopped
Bay leaves 2
Green chillies 1-2 finely chopped
Hing a pinch
Kasoori methi 1 tsp
Ghee 1 tbsp
Green coriander leaves chopped handful
Garam masala 1/4 tsp
kashmiri red chilli powder 1 tsp
Coriander powder 1 tbsp
Cumin powder 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Water 2 1/4 cup
Method
Wash & soak dal moong dal for 3-4 hrs.
Heat a pressure cooker add ghee.then bay leaves.add garlic -ginger cook till raw aroma goes off.add onion sauteed till it becomes pink in color.add green chillies & soak moong dal & tomatoes & salt. saute .adding dry spices except garam masala.once it started leaving oil .add kasoori methi ,green coriander leaves & garam masala.give a stir .add water check seasoning before closing lid.
Pressure cook for 5-6 whistles.
Once cool down.serve with chappati !!
Pickled onions & green chilli

Mutton Biryani


Rice Layered with Mutton & cooked on dum (slow fire)with Indian spices.

Ingredients
Mutton 500 grams
Basmati rice 1 1/2 cups
Salt
Bay leaves 2
Green cardamoms 10
Black peppercorns 25-30
Cinnamon 3-inch stick
Oil 1 tablespoon + to deep fry
Onion sliced 5 large
shahi jeera 1/2 teaspoon
Cloves 10
Ginger paste 1 tablespoon
Garlic paste 1 tablespoon
Red chilli powder 1 tablespoon
Yoghurt 1 cup
Pure ghee 4 tablespoons
Black cardamoms 2
Saffron mix in 1/4 cup milk a few strands (optional)

Method
Heat five to six cups of water in a deep pan. Add drained rice, salt, bay leaves, five green cardamoms, seven to eight black peppercorns, one cinnamon stick and cook till three-fourth done. Drain and set aside. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep-fry half the onion slices till golden. Drain and place on an absorbent paper. Prepare spice powder(Grind Sahi-jeera seeds, one cinnamon stick, remaining black peppercorns, cloves and remaining green cardamoms )to a fine powder and set aside. Take mutton pieces in a bowl. Add ginger paste, garlic paste and salt and mix. Add the spice powder, red chilli powder, half the fried onions crushed, yogurt and one tablespoon oil and mix. Let it marinate for about two hours in the refrigerator. Heat two tablespoons ghee in a pan, remaining cinnamon and black cardamoms and sauté till fragrant. Add remaining onions and sauté till light golden. Add marinated mutton, stir and cook on high heat for three to four minutes. Cover, reduce heat and cook till almost done. Heat the remaining ghee in a thick-bottomed pan. Spread half the rice in a layer. Spread the mutton over the rice.Spread the remaining rice. Sprinkle saffron milk. Cover and cook under dum till done. Serve hot !!!!

 

 

Spicy veg Pulao


Rice cooked wth Lots of vegetables & Indian spices

Ingredients:

Basmati rice/Long grain rice– 1 and 1/2 cups
Vegetables – 3 cups (carrot, beans, potato, cauliflower)
Green peas (fresh or frozen) – 1/4 cup
One big onion – thinly sliced
Curry leaves 10-12
Tomato -2
Ginger garlic paste – 2 tbsp
Oil – 2 tbsp
Bay leaves – 2
Cinnamon stick – 2″
Big Cardamom -1
Cardamom – 3
Cloves – 2
Black cumin seeds 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1 tsp
Red Chilli powder 1 tsp
Cumin powder 1/2 tbsp
Coriander powder 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Water
Method of Preparation:
Wash and soak basmati rice for 20-30 minutes.Heat oil in a pressure cooker adding whole garam masala once u get nice aroma add onion & curry leaves.saute till onion become translucent.add ginger garlic paste cook till raw aroma goes off.add chopped tomato cook till it becomes soft .add vegetables & dry masala cook till start leaving oil. add rice and saute for 2-3 min and water. Allow it to boil. cook for a 1-2 whistle.when a pressure got cool down serve hot with Onion raita & pickles.
Tips:- adjust spices as per own taste buds.Curry leaves & whole garam masala gives a nice aroma to rice.if you wish u can skip curry leaves & instead of whole garam masala one can use powder.

Chicken Khada Masala


Chicken pieces cooked with Whole Indian spices.

ingredients

  • Chicken 1 kg
  • Onion 3-4 medium sized
  • Bay leaves 1-2
  • Black cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • Black peppercorns 8-10
  • Fennel Seeds 1 tsp
  • Mace 1/2 tsp
  • Big Cardamoms 2-3
  • Cloves 4-5
  • Cinnamon 1 stick
  • Green Cardamom 4-5
  • Green chillies 1-2
  • Coriander seeds 1 tbsp
  • Dry red Chillies 2-3
  • Salt to taste
  • Ginger chopped 2 tbsp
  • Garlic 1 tbsp
  • Yoghurt 500 gm
  • Mustard oil 4 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder 1 tbsp
  1. Wash and clean the chicken in a big bowl except the yoghurt, salt and onion. Mix everything well and keep it aside.
  2. In a pressure cooker, add the onion, marinated chicken and salt. Let it cook till 3-4 whistles blow.
  3. Once the pressure cools down, add the yoghurt and cook till the chicken is tender and you get the desired consistency.
  4. Enjoy it with steamed rice /chappati.

Palak Chicken


Chicken pieces simmered in Pureed Spinach  & Indian spices.

ingredients

Chicken:-500gms /1 lb
Spinach :- 1 bunch
Onion : -1 cup (chopped)
Coriander Leaves : -1 bunch
Tomato :-1 (finely chopped)
Bay Leaves:-1
Mustard Oil :-2 tbsp(any oil of your choice)
Fennel Seeds: -1 tsp
Coriander Powder :- 1 tsp
Kasoori Methi :- 1 tsp
Whole Dry Red chilli :- 1
Salt :- to taste
Ginger & garlic Paste : -11/2 tsp
To marinate
Curd:-1 tbsp
Red chili powder :-1 tsp (as per taste)
Turmeric powder :- 1 tsp
Salt : a pinch
To Grind :
Green Chilies :- 2
Garlic :- 2-3
Ginger : -1″
Cinnamon :- 1
Green Cardamom :-2-3
Cloves:-2
Clean,wash and drain the chicken.take chicken in a bowl and add marinate ingredients [Curd,Red chili powder,Turmeric powder Salt.]leave it for 30 min so that chicken absorb its marination ingredients
Grind all the ingredients[ Green Chilies ,Garlic Ginger Cinnamon Green Cardamom ,Cloves] into smooth paste.
we will boil the spinach and once its cooked fully drain the water and grind them with coriander leaves into smooth paste.
Now heat oil in a pan/kadhai and add bay leaves, fennel seeds,on and whole red chili after that we will add chopped onions and fry them till it becomes golden brown.
After that add the ground paste,and fry them till the raw smell goes off.Now add the chopped tomato and fry them for 3-4 minutes on medium heat or until it becomes mushy.Now we will add the marinated chicken and fry them for 3-4 minutes. And add coriander powder, kasoori methi and some salt.Add 1/4 cup of water(we will add water quantity according to the consistency gravy we like) and close it with lid, let the mixture boil until the chicken is fully cooked and tender.Once the chicken is tender add the spinach puree and let it cook for 4-5 minutes on medium heat.Now our Palak chicken is ready.add 2 tbsp of cream for smooth texture (optional)
Imp tips:- if u want a pure green color of palak.do not add turmeric & avoid cooking in mustard oil.

 

Chicken Kofta Curry


Chicken Kofta is minced chicken balls.It’s Main Course of Indian cuisine. In the simplest form, koftas consist of minced chicken with spices.The meat is often mixed with other ingredients such as rice, eggs, and vegetables, to form a smooth paste. They can be grilled, fried, steamed, poached, baked or marinated, and may be served with a less spicy /cream based sauce.Check my recipe of mild spicy Makhani Chicken Kofta

I am sharing my version Of chicken kofta Curry .its a fried minced chicken balls  simmered in Spicy Gravy.

ingredients

Chicken Grounded/Minced 500 gm

onion 1 finely chopped

salt to taste

black pepper to taste

egg yolk 1

Besan 1 tbsp

ginger garlic paste 1 tsp

Green chilli finely chopped 1-2

Cilantro Chopped 1tbsp

Garam Masala 1 tsp

oil for frying

for gravy

onion 2 Medium finely chopped

Ginger garlic paste 1tbsp

Green Chilli Paste 1 tsp

salt to taste

oil for cooking

Water as desired for consistency

Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp

Red Chilli powder 1/2 tbsp

Coriander Powder 2-3 tbsp

Cumin powder 1 tbsp

Dry spices

Bay leaves 1-2

Big Cardamom 1

Dry Red chilli 1-2

Green Cardamom 4-5

Cloves 2-3

Cinnamon 1 stick

Garam masala powder 1 tsp(optional)

Cashewnut & melon seeds Paste 1 tbsp

Chopped Cilantro for Garnish

Method
Mix all ingredients for kofta & make ball fry.Drain on paper towel.keep aside.
heat a pan add oil then add dry spices once u get aroma add onion & cook till it becomes translucent.Add ginger garlic & chilli paste saute till raw aroma goes off.Add powder spices &salt cook till start leaving oil.then add cashew & melon paste cook for 2-3 min.
add water once gravy started boiling.add Koftas & simmer for 10-15 min.Finally, add garam masala powder & garnish with chopped Cilantro.Serve with steamed rice or Chappati.
tips
Adjust salt as it added in kofta & gravy too.adjust spice level as per own taste buds.instead of  cashew nuts one can use blanched almond paste

Gajar Halwa


Grated carrot cooked in milk & garnish with nuts.it’s awesome winter dessert

ingredients

Carrot 2 lb
Ricotta cheese/khoya 1 cup
Milk (whole/reduce fat)1/4 cup
Raisin 10(soaked)
Unsalted butter/ghee 1/4 cup
Cashew nut 10-15
Almond(soaked.& sliced) 10-12
Sugar 2 cup to.taste
Cardamom powder 1/4.tsp
Method
Heat pan adding butter fry cashew nut.take out keep aside.using same pan add wash , peel &.grated carrot..saute for around 5 min.Add milk in it.mix properly.cover.for 5-7.min on low /med.heat..uncover add ricotta cheese almond, cashew nut.& raisins. Mix properly .cook on med heat till ricotta cheese..moisture.evaporates. now add sugar & cook.till. u get desired consistency.it will.take around 10-15.min.add cardamom powder.turn.off heat.
Enjoy Gajar halwa

Strawberry & Mint Cold soup


Prepared using a Blender jar adding  yogurt  & fruits.Best during summer.

ingredients

Strawberries 1.5 cup
Fresh Orange juice1/6 cup (2 tbsp +2 tsp)
Mint leaves 5-6
Yogurt 1/3 cup
Salt & pepper to taste
Green chili 1 optional
Honey 1tsp optional Mint leaves (garnish)
Method
Blend all ingredients. serve in a bowl.garnish with Mint leaves

 

Mixed Veg Soup


Healthy & delicious Soup prepared in one pot with lots of veggies.

Ingredients
Baby carrots 1/3 cup
Celery stalks 1/3 cup
Sweet corns 1/4 cup
Frozen/fresh Peas 1/4 cup
Green onions 1-2
Onion 1 medium chopped
Garlic 3-4 finely chopped
Bay leaves 1-2
Black pepper corns 2-3
Olive oil /any cooking oil 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Water/vegetable broth 4 cup
Method
Heat oil in a pot add bay leaves & black pepper corns,add onion green onion white part & saute .once it change color add garlic saute till raw aroma goes off .
Add all vegetables & salt sauteed for 5 minutes .add water once it start boiling & add green onion reduce heat to sim & let vegetables cook .check soup consistency & salt.remove bay leaves & pepper corns before serving.
Serve hot in a bowl.

Quinoa Soup


Healthy Quinoa soup with lots of veggies.

Ingredients
Quinoa uncooked 1/2 cup
Mixed vegetables 1/4 cup
Water/vegetable broth 2 cup
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
Green onion 1
Garlic powder 1 tsp
Oats(roasted & powder )1/2 tbsp
Olive oil 1 tsp optional
Method
Heat a sauce pan adding 1 tsp of oil then white part of green onion garlic powder saute for 1-2 min.Add vegetables(carrot/beans/corn).saute it.
Add quinoa mixed properly.add water & salt give a boil .
Turn heat on low let quinoa cooked properly.
Add oats powder(optional) to thicken .
Sprinkle black pepper & garnish with green Onions.
Serve hot in bowl or cup.

Cupcakes with Ganache


Cupcakes frosted with ganache & edible decors

ingredients
Make 6 cupcakes
1 cups all-purpose flour
1/ 4 unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 large eggs
1/3 cup milk (whole or reduced fat)
3/4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/3 cups granulated white sugar
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet chocolate)
Ganache frosting
ingredients
1/4 choco chips(semi-sweet)
1/4 heavy whipping cream
Decorating stars(optional)
Method
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C), and place oven rack in the center of the oven. Butter, or line with paper liners, 6 muffin cups.
In a bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, and vanilla extract.
In another large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the chocolate chips. With a rubber spatula or wooden spoon fold the wet ingredients, along with the melted butter, into the dry ingredients and stir only until the ingredients are moistened and combined. (Do not over mix or you will have tough muffins.)
Evenly fill the muffin cups with the batter, using two spoons or an ice cream scoop. In a small bowl combine the topping ingredients and then sprinkle a little topping on each muffin. Place in the oven and bake for about 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool for about 5-10 minutes before removing from pan.
Method for Ganache
take a microwaveable bowl add choco chips & heavy whipping cream
ON PL-10 or HI temp for 1 min .
take out & stir .it becomes thick once it cools down
Dip ur Cool cupcakes on Ganache or with help of spoon also can coverCupcakes frosting
Sprinkle star decors.
Can be covered and stored at room temperature for a few days or they can be store in fridge

Chocolate Cake with Ganache


Chocolate cake frosted with two ingredients ganache.

Dry Ingredients
All Purpose Flour- 1cup
Powdered Sugar-3/4 cup (adjust as per taste)
Hershey Unsweetened Cocoa powder-6 tbsp
Baking soda -1 tsp
Baking Powder-1/2 tsp
Salt-1/4 tsp
Wet ingredients
Eggs-2
Rice Vinegar or( any vinegar )-1 tsp
Milk-1/4 cup
Oil /butter -1/4 cup
Vanilla essence- 1tsp
Method- Preheat oven @ 350 F..now sieve all dry ingredients.in a big bowl.now slowly whisked all wet ingredients in a bowl.and slowly fold in dry ingredients .mixed all ingredients properly.now greased ur baking pan & pour cake batter.put in an oven for baking for 35 min & check with tooth pick or knife.if its come clean it means it’s baked..now take out ur cake ..put on a rack for cooling.
Ganache frosting
Ingredients
Semi-sweet chocolate chips or (flavor u like)- 1/2 cup
Heavy whipping cream -1/2 cup
Method :-
put ur heavy cream in a pan to warm but I have warm it in a microwave for 45 sec.put ur chocolate chips in a bowl & slowly pour heavy whipping cream and mix .donot mix fast ..slowly chocolate will melt.
For frosting
let cake come on room temp.shaved from a top for smooth frosting finishing .apply ganache & keep in a fridge ..to set & enjoy ur Chocolate cake with ganache frosting.

Eggless Chocolate Sponge Cake


Basic chocolate sponged cake without eggs.

Ingredients

All purposes flour 1 cup
Baking soda 1/2tsp
Baking powder 3/4 tsp
Cocoa powder 1 1/2(One.& half) tbsp
Unsalted butter 4tbsp
Condensed milk 1/2tin
Vanilla essence 1tsp
Coffee powder (optional) 1/2 tbsp
Water/carbonated soda-1/2 cup
Salt a pinch
METHOD
sieve all dry ingredients in a bowl. take other bowl add butter & milkmaid mix well.
Add vanilla essence too.now slowly add dry ingredients. .in wet mixture.keep adding water/soda..& till mixture become light & fluffy. Grease ur mold..and bake cake on preheat oven @180 c/350 f for 20-25 min.donot forget to do a toothpick test.when toothpick comes clean..ur cake is ready..take out cake..& let it be cool & ready to use..u can decorate with.whipped.cream.or ganache.(optional)

Eggless Banana Nut Bread


Banana Nut bread is a type of bread made from mashed bananas. It is often a moist, sweet, cake.over ripe bananas are essential to the success of this quick bread.crunch that walnuts gave this banana bread,so always a little bit extra.It added a toasty nuttiness and crunch that essential to that banana bread flavor.It is a very simple and easy to bake a cake. an eggless version, super moist Also, every bite has a crunch of walnuts .

If someone like using eggs , check this  Banana Cake

Ingredients

Banana (over ripe) 3-4
All purpose flour 2cup
Baking soda 1/2 tsp
Baking powder 1/2tsp
Soft unsalted butter or oil 1/2cup
Sugar 3/4 cup (to taste)
Salt 1/8 tsp
Milk 1/2 cup(optional)
Vanilla extract or Banana essence  few drops.
Walnut chopped 1/4 cup
Method :-preheat oven@ 375 f. Take a bowl add flour, baking soda & baking powder salt mix properly.take.another bowl add butter & sugar mixed properly.Add mashed banana & few drops of essence & mixed properly. Now slowly add. .wet.ingredients in dry one..add chopped walnut .mixed properly.add milk if a batter is not in soft pouring consistency. Don’t beat it vigorously..now pour batter in a baking tray ..and bake for 50 min or till it baked.check cake with a toothpick.it should come clean.now leave banana bread to cool down..once it cooled down..cut in pieces & enjoy !!

Besan Kadhi


Gram flour Dumplings simmered in Gram flour, yogurt &Spices Mixture.

ingredients

3 cups curd

1 cup gram flour(besan)

6 cups water

1 tsp Turmeric

1/2 tsp asafoetida

1 tsp Chilli Powder

Salt to taste

1-2 whole red chilies

4 tbsp Mustard oil

For the pakora: 1 cup gram flour

salt to taste

1/2 cup oil

For tempering Ghee 1 tsp

method

In a big bowl put  gram flour , turmeric, chili powder, salt then add curd gradually to this mixture to form a smooth paste and then add the water.Heat the oil in a large, heavy-based pan; add the asafoetida and the whole red chilies.add the flour and yogurt mixture and bring to a boil.Simmer over a low heat till it thickens a bit.For pakoras mix mentioned mixture in a bowl.keep aside for 15 min . beat mixture with palm so that it becomes light & fluffy .heat 1/2 cup oil & drop mixture in oil reduce heat to medium flame .cook pakora till it becomes golden from both side.drain on a paper towel &then put pakora in kadhi.transfer kadhi & pakoda in a Serving bowl.Heat the clarified butter, and pour over the kadhi.Serve with Rice or Chapati

Spinach Soup


Blanched & Pureed Spinach with Dash of Cream.

Spinach Puree(chopped & Blanched) 2 cup
Oats (roasted & powder)2 tbsp
Olive oil/Butter 4 tsp
Salt to taste
Black Pepper to taste
Red crushed pepper & Oregano (optional)
Onion powder 1 tsp
Garlic powder 1/2 tsp
Low fat milk or any Milk 1/2 Cup
Method
Wash spinach properly & chopped & blanched .don’t throw away water.
make a smooth paste using blender.keep it aside.
Heat a pan add oil then add onion powder,garlic powder saute on low heat.add oats flour saute properly.add milk stir continuously as it there should be no lump.
Once milk boil add pureed spinach stir properly.add salt ,pepper.
Add spinach blanced water.as per consistency u prefer.
Serve in a bowl/ Cup adding dash of cream (optional).
Cream of Spinach soup is ready to serve.
Tips
Instead of onion & Garlic powder.one can use fresh one too.
Add oregano /Red crushed pepper for a enhanced flavor .its optional