22
Sep 17

Paneer (cottage cheese) ka kheer

Our food today getting internationalized; I would like to revive India’s traditional culture of eating home cooked food, the “Paneer ka kheer” mostly prepared in Bengali houses, but now you can share this in your kitty party and your party will become special…

It can also be prepared on the occasion of Navratri or Durga pooja or any festival as a phalahari recipe.

Its taste is really-really extraordinary and can be prepared quickly if you have ready paneer in your hand.

Ingredients:

  • Paneer: 200 gm
  • Milk: 1 liter
  • Sugar: 50 gm
  • Green cardamom powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Pistachio: 12-15 no.
  • Cashew nut: 12-15 no.
  • Saffron: 1 pinch

Preparation:

  1. Crumble paneer and keep aside.
  2. Chop pistachio and cashew nut, Keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take a wide mouth heavy bottom pan; apply some ghee (clarified butter) at the base and inner wall of the pan, pour the milk into the pan and allow it to boil on high flame, keep stirring and scraping the sides of the vessels at regular interval after 10-12 minutes it reduces to half of volume, don’t forget to scrap and stir continuously.
  2. Add saffron and sugar; reduce the flame, when milk starts getting thick consistency (see photo), within couple of minutes add cashew nut.
  3. Add crumbled paneer and allow it to boil on high flame, keep stirring, when it will become thick, add cardamom powder, now put off the flame, and allow it to cool.
  4. Serve hot in serving bowl. Decorate with Pistachio. Keep it into refrigerator for an hour or two.
  5. Now, Paneer (cottage cheese) ka kheer is ready to serve.
Paneer (cottage cheese) ka kheer

Paneer (cottage cheese) ka kheer

Ingredients

Ingredients

pour the milk

pour the milk

Add saffron and sugar

Add saffron and sugar

Add saffron

Add saffron

Add saffron

Add saffron

add cashew nut

add cashew nut

Add crumbled paneer

Add crumbled paneer

Add crumbled paneer

Add crumbled paneer

add cardamom powder

add cardamom powder

put off the flame

put off the flame

allow it to cool

allow it to cool

Paneer (cottage cheese) ka kheer

Paneer (cottage cheese) ka kheer

Paneer (cottage cheese) ka kheer

Paneer (cottage cheese) ka kheer

Paneer (cottage cheese) ka kheer

Paneer (cottage cheese) ka kheer

Paneer (cottage cheese) ka kheer

Paneer (cottage cheese) ka kheer


14
Sep 17

Lauki (bottle gourd) kulfi

Should I prepare ‘Saffron elaichi kulfi’ for the summer days? Nahh…mango kulfi? Predicable. Jack fruit kulfi? No it’s again fruit, and then here I prepared something from vegetable. Yes, it is lauki kulfi; the bottle gourd, which is good for summer, very light in stomach and have so many nutritional value.

Ingredients:

  • Full cream milk: ½ liter
  • Khoa/Mawa: 100 gm
  • Sugar: 100 -150 gm
  • Green cardamom: 7-8 no.
  • Pistachio: 15-18 no.
  • Color (optional): Apple green

Preparation:

  1. Peel off and grate lauki, keep aside.
  2. Slice pistachio thinly, keep aside.
  3. Peel off green cardamom, make powder, and keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take a wide mouth heavy bottom pan; apply some ghee (clarified butter) at the base and inner wall of the pan.
  2. Pour the milk into the pan and allow it to boil on high flame, keep stirring and scraping the sides of the vessels at regular interval. Boil the milk for 5-7 minutes, so that it reduces to half, add lauki (bottle gourd), further boil it for 4-5 minutes till you get it thicker, add sugar and  let it boil for couple of minutes.
  3. Add Khoa, stir it continuously till it starts boiling, add half of pistachio and green cardamom powder, and let it boil for couple of minutes. Put off the flame.
  4. Allow it to cool, blend the prepared mixture for a while, add ¼ quantities of pistachio into it; pour this mixture into the cup/kulfi-mould decorate with left out dry fruits, freeze the kulfi for 6-8 hours.
  5. Now, ‘Lauki (bottle gourd) kulfi’ is ready to serve, you can serve directly.
Lauki (bottle gourd) kulfi

Lauki (bottle gourd) kulfi

Lauki (bottle gourd) kulfi

Lauki (bottle gourd) kulfi

Ingredients

Ingredients

add lauki (bottle gourd)

add lauki (bottle
gourd)

boil it for 4-5 minutes

boil it for 4-5 minutes

Add Khoa

Add Khoa

, add half of pistachio and green cardamom powder

, add half of pistachio and green cardamom powder

Put off the flame

Put off the flame

blend the prepared mixture

blend the prepared mixture

add ¼ quantities of pistachio

add ¼ quantities of pistachio

pour this mixture into the cup/kulfi-mould

pour this
mixture into the cup/kulfi-mould

pour this mixture into the cup/kulfi-mould

pour this
mixture into the cup/kulfi-mould

Lauki (bottle gourd) kulfi

Lauki (bottle gourd) kulfi

Lauki (bottle gourd) kulfi

Lauki (bottle gourd) kulfi

Lauki (bottle gourd) kulfi

Lauki (bottle gourd) kulfi

Lauki (bottle gourd) kulfi

Lauki (bottle gourd) kulfi

Lauki (bottle gourd) kulfi

Lauki (bottle gourd) kulfi


14
Sep 17

Jackfruit Sooji cake

Jackfruit has a sweet and strong flavor; the aroma of the cake made from jackfruit is something that lingers for long after tasting this. The homemade cake is always superior and worth the efforts.

Ingredients:

  • Sooji/rava: 150 gm.
  • Maida:  50 gm.
  • Ripe Jack fruit : 150-200 gm (with seed).
  • Baking soda: 1 teaspoon
  • Baking powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Salt: 2 pinch
  • Refined oil/ghee (clarified butter): ¾ cup
  • Sugar: ¾ cup

Preparation:

  1. Cut jackfruits, discard seeds, and put the pulp in to blending jar, blend it till fine paste. Keep aside.
  2. Sieve Maida and baking soda, baking powder and salt together (sieve 3-4 times). Keep aside.
  3. Grind sugar and make powder. Keep aside.
  4. Take a baking tray, put half teaspoon of ghee, and apply ghee all around the container, sprinkle one teaspoon of Maida over it. Discard extra Maida. Keep aside.
  5. Take a big mixing bowl, put Sooji and jackfruit pulp, and Mix it well with the help of spoon, keep aside for at least 2 hours or you can store it into refrigerator for overnight.
  6. After two hrs (or overnight in refrigerator), put sugar and mix it well with the help of hand blender/food processor for 4-5 minutes. Add sieved mixture of Maida, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  7. Mix well Make a smooth batter, Add Refined oil/ghee (clarified butter) and mix well, now cake batter is ready.

Method:

  1. Choose the size of baking tray such that when batter is put into it, it gets half filled only, as after baking its volume gets nearly doubled.
  2. Now bake it into preheated OTG at 160 degree centigrade for about 35-40 minutes. Check by inserting toothpick near the centre of the cake if it comes out clean otherwise bake further few minutes and check again.
  3. Let it cool; cut the cake into pieces after cooling, ‘jackfruit Sooji cake’ is ready to serve.

Note:

  1. you can bake it simply into pre heated cooker on minimum flame.
  2. Let it cool for some time and transfer into serving plate.
Jackfruit Sooji cake

Jackfruit Sooji cake

Ingredients

Ingredients

put Sooji and jackfruit pulp

put Sooji and jackfruit pulp

put sugar and mix

put sugar and mix

Add Refined oil/ghee

Add Refined oil/ghee

bake it into preheated OTG

bake it into preheated OTG

Jackfruit Sooji cake

Jackfruit Sooji cake

Jackfruit Sooji cake

Jackfruit Sooji cake

Jackfruit Sooji cake

Jackfruit Sooji cake

Jackfruit Sooji cake

Jackfruit Sooji cake

Jackfruit Sooji cake

Jackfruit Sooji cake

Jackfruit Sooji cake

Jackfruit Sooji cake

Jackfruit Sooji cake

Jackfruit Sooji cake

Jackfruit Sooji cake

Jackfruit Sooji cake


14
Sep 17

Lauki (bottle gourd) halwa

Loaded with sweetness and enriched with goodness of milk, dry fruits and nuts; relish the real taste of bottle gourd.

Yummy –yummy, tasty- tasty Lauki (bottle gourd) halwa…

Ingredients:

  • Lauki (bottle gourd): 400gm
  • Milk: 400 gm.
  • Khoa/ condense milk: 200gm
  • Sugar: 100gm
  • Ghee: 20 gm.
  • Green cardamom: 5-6 no.
  • Apple green color: optional
  • Dry fruits: as per your taste

Preparation:

  1. Peel off and grate the lauki with the help of grater/food processor, keep aside.
  2. Crush green cardamom, and keep aside.

Method:

  1. Heat half quantity of ghee in a pan; Put crushed cardamom in the ghee, add grated lauki stir fry for couple of minutes on high flame, add milk and cook until lauki is done that is milk is evaporated.
  2. Add sugar; cook about 5-7 minutes, add Khoa stir fry for couple of minutes and add leftover ghee.
  3. Fry till halwa consistency reached; add color, put off the flame, garnish with cardamom powder and dry fruits.
  4. ‘Delicious Lauki (bottle gourd) halwa’ is ready to serve.
Lauki (bottle gourd) halwa

Lauki (bottle gourd) halwa

Ingredients

Ingredients

Put crushed cardamom

Put crushed cardamom

add grated lauki

add grated lauki

stir fry

stir fry

add milk

add milk

cook until lauki is done

cook until lauki is done

Add sugar

Add sugar

add Khoa

add Khoa

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add left over ghee.

add left over ghee.

Lauki (bottle gourd) halwa

Lauki (bottle gourd) halwa

Lauki (bottle gourd) halwa

Lauki (bottle gourd) halwa

Lauki (bottle gourd) halwa

Lauki (bottle gourd) halwa

Lauki (bottle gourd) halwa

Lauki (bottle gourd) halwa


08
Sep 17

Mix vegetable pulao

The mix vegetable pulao is simple; aroma of spices roasted in ghee and mix vegetable provides the dish a unique taste, accompanied with chana dal tadka or dry mung dal fry and cucumber raita makes it complete meal.

Ingredients:

  • Basmati rice: 250 gm
  • Onion: 80-100 gm
  • Carrot: 5o gm.
  • Beans: 50 gm.
  • Peas: 100 gm.
  • Bay leaf: 1 no.
  • Cumin seed: half teaspoon.
  • Sugar: 1 teaspoon
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon (as per taste)
  • Hot water: 500 ml
  • Garam masala: (Clove: 3 no., Black pepper: 10-12 no., Star anise: 1 no., Mace: 2 inch piece, Black cardamom: 1 no., bay leaf: 1 no. and clove: 2-3 no.)
  • Ginger: 1 inch piece (grated)
  • Butter/ ghee: 3-4 tablespoon

Preparation:

  1. Clean and wash rice. Keep aside in a sieve.
  2. Chop onion longitudinally. Keep aside.
  3. Chop carrot and beans into small pieces as shown in photo, keep aside.
  4. Grate ginger, keep aside.

Method:

  1. Heat butter in a cooker; add Garam masala, allow sputtering for few seconds, add chopped onion and grated ginger; fry it on high flame till it gets light brown in color, add chopped vegetables, Stir fry for couple of minutes, add washed rice and fry for 3-5 minutes.
  2. The moment some of rice begins to change color; add hot water, salt and sugar, place cooker on high flame and bring to full cooking pressure, put off the flame.
  3. Allow cooker to cool, after cooling, stir pulao lightly with the help of fork.
  4. Transfer pulao in rice plate and decorate with fresh coriander leaves, mouth watering pulao is ready to be served with dry mung dal and cucumber raita.
Mix vegetable pulao

Mix vegetable pulao

Ingredients

Ingredients

Chop carrot and beans into small pieces

Chop carrot and beans into small pieces

add chopped onion

add chopped onion

add chopped vegetables

add chopped vegetables

add chopped vegetables

add chopped vegetables

Stir fry

Stir fry

add chopped vegetables

add chopped vegetables

add salt

add salt

add washed rice

add washed rice

fry for 3-5 minutes

fry for 3-5 minutes

add hot water

add hot water

add hot water, salt and sugar

add hot water, salt and sugar

put off the flame

put off the flame

stir pulao lightly with the help of fork

stir pulao lightly with the help of fork

Mix vegetable pulao

Mix vegetable pulao

Mix vegetable pulao

Mix vegetable pulao

Mix vegetable pulao

Mix vegetable pulao

Mix vegetable pulao

Mix vegetable pulao