15
Mar 19

Aata (wheat flour) ka halwa

Daunting challenges like examination of your kids, headache complains, weakness, feeling tired due to study or physical activity; you will definitely go with mouthwatering delicacy and authentic Indian cuisine.

 Aata ka halwa (pudding) have rich amount of protein, iron and carbohydrates for instant energy. Your child becomes sharper, when you start their day with this at least two weeks regularly. This is the Dadi ma ka nuskha…

Ingredients:

  • Aata: one and half cup
  • Sugar: 1 cup
  • Ghee: ½ cup
  • Green cardamom: 5-6 no.
  • Raisin: 1 tablespoon
  • Cashew nut: 8-10 no.
  • Almond:6-8 no.
  • Water: one and half cup

Preparation:

  1. Discard the skin of cardamom, crush the seeds. Keep aside
  2. Slice the cashew nut. Keep aside.
  3. Boil water along with sugar, and make sugar syrup. Keep aside.

Method:

  1. Heat ghee in a fry pan, add Aata.
  2. Roast Aata on medium low flame till it gets golden brown in color.
  3. Add cashew nut and raisin in it and fry for a minute.
  4. Add sugar syrup, stir to mix well.
  5. Let it cook for 5- 8 minutes on medium low flame.
  6. Stir it, lower the flame continue to cook till the halwa consistency come.
  7. Add cardamom powder, stir to mix well.
  8. Add one tablespoon of ghee to finish off.
  9. Transfer it to serving bowl and Garnish with dry fruits or as per your choice.
  10. Aata ka halwa (pudding) is ready to serve.
Aata (wheat flour) ka halwa
Ingredients
add Aata
Roast Aata on medium low flame
Add sugar syrup
Aata (wheat flour) ka halwa

14
Mar 19

Salted sattu drink (salted protein drink)

Sattu is grounded roasted black gram or chana; it is one of the most common nutritious homemade powders (flour). It is very popular in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and eastern part of India.

Making chana ka sattu is a time taking process; I used here readymade sattu flour from Bihar.  If you don’t have, just grind the roasted chana dal to fine powder, sieve it and use it.

 In summer; sattu drink stall is available in every nuke and corner in Bihar. No need to cook. Just mix it with glass of water. ‘Salted sattu drink’ is a great hydrating and cooling drink for fitness freaks, a post workout protein kick. It is boon for us to fight summer and avoid dehydration, so bye-bye to heat stroke with this sattu recipe…

Consume it empty stomach for best result.

Ingredients:

  • Sattu (roasted chana dal powder): 40-50 gm
  • Salt: ¼ teaspoon
  • Roasted cumin powder: 2 pinch
  • Dry mango powder: 2 pinch (optional)
  • Fresh lemon: 1 no. (As per your taste)
  • Fresh Mint/coriander leaf: (optional)
  • Water (Chilled): 300-400 ml.

Method:

  1. Take a pan, put sattu, salt, roasted cumin powder, dry mango powder and mix all properly along with water, stir and mix well so that no lumps formation.(if there is lumps, break that with spoon)
  2. Just before serving, add lemon juice as per your taste, pour in glasses and serve sattu drink.
  3. Decorate with fresh mint or coriander leaves.
Salted sattu drink (salted protein drink)
ingredients
Take a pan, put sattu, salt, roasted cumin powder
Adding water
add lemon juice
pour in glasses
pour in glasses
Salted sattu drink (salted protein drink)

13
Mar 19

Murukku with refined flour (chakli)

Holi is at our doorstep: come and get ready to prepare traditional sweets and Namkeen. Murukku (chakli) is one of the oldest and traditional snacks, and all time favorite, especially in south India, now a day’s all over India, even in Japan too. There are many ways to prepare Murukku, but here one of my friends introduced me this recipe with very few basic ingredients, refined flour and split black gram.

Yes, come on and take a glance of the recipe, very easy and quick…

Ingredients:

  • Maida (refined flour):2 cup
  • Urad dal split black gram: ½ cup
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin: half teaspoon
  • Sesame seed: 2 tablespoon
  • Olive oil/cooking oil: 1 tablespoon for moin.
  • Cooking oil: for deep frying

Preparation:

  1. Take a separator (pot of the size which can come in the pressure cooker) of pressure cooker. Put one glass of water in pressure cooker, and place the separator into pressure cooker with Maida on small stand (grid). Pressure cook (steam cook) for 10 minutes and allow cooling. Take separator out from the cooker. Keep aside.
  2. Dry roast urad dal, grind to fine powder. Keep aside.

For making dough:

  1. Take a wide vessel; pour steamed refined flour, powdered urad dal, salt, Sesame seed, cumin and oil (moin).
  2. Mix well by rubbing between palms. Add water in small quantity and knead them. if required, put some more water till the dough becomes soft. (The dough can be made in food processor also).
  3. Divide the dough into 2-3 equal parts and roll each part into a cylindrical shape, take chakli maker, apply oil inside. Fill the maker with dough.
  4. Take a plastic sheet; give the round shape of chakli on the sheet, all chakli is to be prepared on this sheet, as in photo.
  5. Heat oil in a fry pan on medium heat (to check if oil is ready put a little piece of dough in the oil, if it comes up slowly means it is ready, if doesn’t wait for couple of minutes and test again).

Method

  1. Now deep fry the chakli into the hot oil (as shown in photo) on medium heat, after they start to come up slowly, turn over with tongs.
  2. Fry till it becomes light brown in color, remove chakli from the oil; wait for a minute to get the oil hot again. Repeat this till all chaklis are done.
  3. Now, chakli is ready to serve. Store it in air-tight container.
Murukku with refined flour (chakli)
Ingredients
steamed flour
steamed flour and roasted dal
steamed flour and grinded dal
pour steamed refined flour, powdered urad dal, salt, Sesame seed, cumin and oil
give the round shape of chakli
deep fry the chakli into the hot oil
deep fry the chakli into the hot oil
deep fry the chakli into the hot oil
Murukku with refined flour (chakli)
Murukku with refined flour (chakli)
Murukku with refined flour (chakli)

06
Mar 19

Sweet potato mash with milk

Toddlers/Baby recipe:

Toddlers’ like the sweet creamy and silky texture of this recipe, a wonderful dessert for every age group. I hope, you will cook and enjoy the recipe. You may serve for toddlers/baby; in any get together party or any time. It is very easy to prepare, healthy to eat. Just avoid dry fruits if you are going to serve it to toddlers/ baby…

Boil/microwave the sweet potatoes, mash and add warm milk till it achieves slightly thick consistency not watery. Add sugar/ honey as per your choice.

Ingredients:

  • Sweet Potato (shakarkandi/satsumaimo): 2-3 no. (Small size)
  • Honey/sugar: 2 tablespoon (as per taste)
  • Butter: 1 teaspoon
  • Ghee/oil: to moisturize outer layer
  • Milk: 1 cup
  • Saffron: ½ pinch
  • Green cardamom: 2-3 no.
  • Dry fruits (almond & cashew nut):10-12 no. (As per choice)

Preparation:

Wash and dry the sweet potato with kitchen towel, apply little quantity of ghee on the skin; Boil/microwave/roast the sweet potato, remove skin (outer layer) Keep aside. Here I used Japanese griller and roasted, which is very convenient.

Method:

  1. Take a mixing bowl put all sweet potatoes, Add sugar/ honey as per your choice into this bowl, and mash with the help of masher or hand.
  2. Mash properly more you mash better will be the taste. Add warm milk in steps to make smooth paste of slightly thick consistency not watery. Add other ingredients and mix.
  3. Sweet potato mash with milk is ready to serve or to feed your baby. You are free to decorate with dry fruits if not serving to baby.
Sweet potato mash with milk
Ingredients
apply little quantity of ghee
apply little quantity of ghee
Japanese griller and roasted
Japanese griller and roasted
Sweet potato mash with milk
Sweet potato mash with milk

27
Feb 19

Sweet potato mash with honey and butter

Toddlers/Baby recipe:

You may serve as sweet dish/dessert or regular recipe for all age group…

It was balmy winter evening when I was passing the street back home from station in Tokyo; highly pleasing delectable flavor of baking aroma was coming from a stall. When reached near the stall, I found that sweet potatoes were being baked. Japanese love to eat the sweet potatoes in both ways; savory and sweet. In Japan sweet potato is available almost whole year. Most of the Japanese sweet potatoes variety is sweeter than Indian counterpart.

I love to eat sweet potato and my husband like to eat the recipe that I am uploading today. The recipe “Sweet potato mash with honey and butter” is healthy and highly nutritious for toddlers/baby. They will certainly like the taste and smooth finish of this sweet potato recipe.

Very easy to prepare; just boil/microwave the sweet potato, peel out the skin, mash it and add some honey and dash of butter. In this recipe I grilled the sweet potatoes.

The benefits of honey, butter and sweet potatoes is good for vision and tonic for brain. Add little butter in the sweet potatoes to increase the absorption of beta carotene in the body.

Ingredients:

  • Sweet Potato (shakarkandi/satsumaimo): 2-3 no. (Small size)
  • Honey: 2 tablespoon (as per taste)
  • Butter: 1 teaspoon
  • Ghee/oil: to moisturize outer layer

Preparation:

Wash and dry the sweet potato with kitchen towel, apply little quantity of ghee on the skin of it; Boil/microwave potato, keep aside. Here I used Japanese griller, which is very convenient, remove skin (outer layer) Keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take a mixing bowl put all ingredients into this bowl, mash all with the help of masher or hand.
  2. Mash properly more you mash better will be the taste as well easy to gulp for toddlers/baby.
  3. Sweet potato mash with honey and butter is ready.
Sweet potato mash with honey and butter
Ingredients
apply little quantity of ghee
apply little quantity of ghee
Japanese griller
grilled sweet potatoes
remove skin
adding butter & honey
Mash properly
Sweet potato mash with honey and butter
Sweet potato mash with honey and butter
Sweet potato mash with honey and butter