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)

08
Mar 19

Avocado kulfi

Wishing you peaceful and wonderful Holi festival in advance…

Avocado kulfi is perfect for this Holi festival; serve this for your little, cute one, family and friends. Although in India Avocado is not available in plenty, but it is available … always choose ripen fruit which is slightly brown colored in appearance…if it is green use it after 2-3 days… it will be perfect for use.

Share your real joy with milk and Avocado in every bite of kulfi, it gives you burst of real energy too…

Ingredients:

  • Full cream milk: 1 liter
  • Avocado: 2 no.
  • Sugar: 100 -150 gm
  • Melon seed: 2 tablespoon.
  • Almond:  10-12 no.
  • Cashew nut: 10-12 no.
  • Green cardamom: 4-6 no.

Preparation:

  1. Dry roast melon seed till it changes the color. Allow to cool, grind coarsely along with half of the quantity of almond. Keep aside.
  2. Slice thinly the rest half quantity of almond and cashew nut. Keep aside.
  3. Cut the avocado into two halves: discard the seed, scoop out the pulp with help of spoon, put the pulp in to blending jar, and blend it till fine paste. Keep aside.
  4. Remove the skin of green cardamom, make powder and keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take a wide mouth heavy bottom pan: grease the inner surface of pan with ghee (clarified butter) before putting milk for boiling to avoid sticking milk to wall during boiling.
  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.
  3. After 8-10 minutes it reduces to half of volume, don’t forget to scrap and stir continuously; Next 3-4 minutes milk will become thicker, add sugar and reduce the flame.
  4. Milk starts getting thicker and thicker with granular texture (see photo); Further within couple of minutes add mixture of coarsely grinded melon seed and almond.
  5. Next couple of minute’s milk starts to solidify and become ¼ of original volume, further couple of minutes; it will become further thicker, now put off the flame, and allow it to cool.
  6. Put the prepared  avocado pulp, green cardamom powder and solidified milk in to blending jar, blend it till fine paste, add ½ of the sliced almond into it (keep other half for decoration); pour this mixture into the cup/kulfi-mould decorate with left out sliced almond, freeze the kulfi for 6-8 hours.
  7. Here I used paper box for freezing kulfi, easy to cut and serve…
  8. Now, Avocado kulfi is ready to serve, you can serve directly or sprinkle few sliced pistachio over it…
Avocado kulfi
Ingredients
Pour the milk
half of volume adding sugar
add mixture of coarsely grinded melon seed and almond
add ½ of the sliced almond
prepared avocado pulp, green cardamom powder and solidified milk
Put the prepared avocado pulp and solidified milk
Put the prepared avocado pulp and solidified milk
add green cardamom powder
, blend it till fine paste
pour this mixture into the cup/kulfi-mould
pour this mixture into the cup/kulfi-mould
decorate with left out sliced almond
Avocado kulfi
Avocado kulfi
Avocado kulfi
Avocado kulfi
Avocado kulfi
Avocado kulfi
Avocado kulfi

21
Feb 19

Avocado shake

Toddler’s recipe:

The recent day’s new mother is very aware about her baby’s food: she always plans to feed her baby a delectable, nutritious and healthy food. Avocado is called super food and comes under the category of healthiest food.

The Avocado shake is easy and quick to prepare recipe; adding honey gives the awesome flavor and health benefits; babies mostly like its light green color, kind of slippery, smooth and creamy texture, easy to gulp.

It increases brain power; good for toddlers, mothers and every age group. It contains potassium, vitamin A, B, C, E and K. Enjoy the look and taste…

Ingredients:

  • Avocado: 1 no. (Medium size)
  • Sugar/honey: 1-2 tablespoon (as per your taste)
  • Milk: 400-450 ml
  • Green cardamom: 1no. (Optional)
  • Ice cubes: optional

Preparation:

Cut the avocado into two halves: discard the seed, scoop out the pulp with help of spoon. Keep aside.

Method:

Take a grinding jar; put scooped Avocado along with 100 ml milk, green cardamom and sugar, blend it on medium speed till it become smooth, add remaining milk and ice cubes and blend them on high speed, Avocado milk shake is ready.

While serving in tumbler garnish with Avocado slices, as in the photo.

Avocado shake
Ingredients
Cut the avocado into two halves
put scooped Avocado along with 100 ml milk
scoop out the pulp
blend it on medium speed till it become smooth
Avocado shake
Avocado shake
Avocado shake
Avocado shake

07
Feb 19

Apples

Apples are delicious, during the apple season high quality apples one can get at low price. I would like to upload and talk about this juicy, crunchy and wonderful fruit and their recipes. How it can be consumed in different ways:

This is the most popular favorite fruit among the health conscious and fitness enthusiast, who firmly believe “health is wealth”

“An apple a day sends a doctor away” Its daily intake boosts metabolism, improves heart, bones, teeth and skin health. It helps to relieves constipation and diarrhea too; above all it boosts brain power. This wonderful fruits contains ‘vitamin B Complex’, beta carotene and many more vitamins and minerals.

Apples are the symbol of youthfulness and fertility ever since. That’s why once upon a time there used a slogan…

“An apple a day, do not doctors to pay.”

Apple trees originally grew in Asia and Europe about thousand years ago, now it is grown all over the world. Different types of apples are grown as per demand i.e. cooking purpose, raw eating purpose and cinder producing purpose.

Asian apples are extremely sweet, especially in Indian sub continent. The skin of ripen apples are red, pink, green, yellow, golden and rusted color. They also differ in size significantly. Japanese consumers prefer the large size apples.

Apples have religious and mythological significance in many cultures i.e. apples are eaten with honey at the Jewish new year to symbolize a very sweet new year.

Eat apples whatever the way you like, it gives advance nutrition. Eating them whole gives maximum benefits, but cooked dishes of apple can be fun while cooking and serving as well as tasty too.

Following recipes you can prepare with help of ‘Indian Cooking Manual’. I have already linked the recipe, you just click…

When I was in London, I saw there were apple toffee, candy and many more things are available in the stores.

Chocolate coated apples also available at the tourist places, so the proverb of now a day is …

“An apple a day keeps a doctor away”

Delicious and nutritional tips for using apple and its recipes:

You can serve it as juice or mixed with other fruit juices and prepare blend fruit juice.

Following are some apple preparation; Indian cocking manual will help you to prepare them:

  •  Low calorie fruit cream
  • Dreamy fruit dessert
  • Apple kheer
  • Apple juice
  • Apple shake
  • Apple lassi
  • Green apple chutney
  • Boiled apple for toddlers
  • Apple custard
  • Apple cake
  • Apple jam and jelly
  • Apple sandesh (Bengali sweets)
  • Fruit salad
  • Add few pieces of apple in your vegetable salad
  • Apples can be served with ice-cream, yogurt and cereals.
  • Prepare apple smoothie with curd or milk/almond milk/coconut milk.

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