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


23
Aug 17

Raw papaya ball/laddu

Papaya is widely cultivated not only in India, but also in Brazil; India and Brazil are the major producers of papaya.

This sweets I tasted in Brazil on the occasion of my son’s marriage, you will be delighted to see your kids were happily enjoined this vitamin rich papaya ball which is garnished with clove. This papaya ball is wonderful for growing kids and as we know that raw papaya is good for liver.

Ingredients:

  • Raw papaya: 500gm
  • Sugar: 200gm
  • Butter/Ghee: 1 tablespoon
  • Clove: 12-15
  • Edible color: 1-2 drop (optional).

Preparation:

  1.  Peel off and Grate the raw papaya with the help of grater/food processor; boil/ microwave and squeeze as much as possible to get rid of water, keep aside.

Method:

  1. Heat butter in a pan; add boiled and squeezed raw papaya; stir fry on medium flame for couple of minutes and cover it with lid. Further cook on low flame for 8 to 10 minutes, Keep stirring every 2-3 minutes.
  2. When all water gets evaporated; add sugar and cook about 5-7 minutes, until it gets the consistency of halwa, put off the flame, add edible color. Mix them properly; let it cool till you will be able to bind it in the ball shape of laddu by your fist.
  3. Take one handful mix; shape the mixture in laddu by using your hand/fist, depending upon size of laddu 12-15 laddu can be prepared, place the clove as shown in photo..
  4. Decorate with Chandi ka verak, delicious ‘Raw papaya ball/laddu’ is ready to be served.
    Raw papaya ball/laddu

    Raw papaya ball/laddu

    Ingredients

    Ingredients

     Peel off

    Peel off

    Grate the raw papaya

    Grate the raw papaya

    add boiled and squeezed raw papaya

    add boiled and squeezed raw papaya

    add boiled and squeezed raw papaya

    add boiled and squeezed raw papaya

    fry on medium flame

    fry on medium flame

    add sugar

    add sugar

    add sugar

    add sugar

    cook

    cook

    cook about 5-7 minutes

    cook about 5-7 minutes

    until it gets the consistency of halwa

    until it gets the consistency of halwa

    put off the flame

    put off the flame

    add edible color

    add edible color

    Ingredients

    Ingredients

    Take one handful mix

    Take one handful mix

    shape the mixture in laddu

    shape the mixture in laddu

    place the clove

    place the clove

    Raw papaya ball/laddu

    Raw papaya ball/laddu

    Raw papaya ball/laddu

    Raw papaya ball/laddu

    Raw papaya ball/laddu

    Raw papaya ball/laddu

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04
Jul 17

Ginger halwa

My husband had seasonal cold and cough last week, which left him drained. The humble ginger halwa would do wonders; one teaspoon morning and evening will do well, juice of ginger and Tulsi do well but this is slightly elaborated process for daily. But prepare this halwa and can be use for a week at normal room temperature. Ginger is good for digestion and this halwa consists of fiber too. A couple of leaves of Tulasi chewed would help too. Tulasi leaves are also help quench thirst quickly.

Ingredients:

  • Ginger: 400 gm
  • Gud (Jaggery): 200-250 gm
  • Homemade unsalted butter/ ghee: 100gm.
  • Green cardamom: 7-8 no.
  • Dry grapes: 50 gm
  • Water: ½ cup

Preparation:

  1. Wash and clean ginger properly, cut into small pieces, and make fine paste. Keep aside.
  2. Take half cup of water and Dissolves Gud into hot water, strain impurities and Keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take non stick fry pan, put butter/ ghee in it, add ginger paste; stir it continuously on medium to low flame, fry till it doesn’t stick in the fry pan and ghee separates from paste (or liquid dries up).
  2. Add water and Gud into it; Cover the lid, continue cooking on medium flame, Stir occasionally.
  3. Add dry grapes, cook till halwa consistency appears, ‘ginger halwa’ is ready to use. It can be used for a week at normal room temperature.
Ginger halwa

Ginger halwa

Ingredients

Ingredients

make fine paste

make fine paste

add ginger paste

add ginger paste

stir it continuously

stir it continuously

 fry

fry

 fry

fry

 fry

fry

Add water

Add water

Add water and Gud

Add water and Gud

Add dry grapes

Add dry grapes

Add dry grapes and cardamom power

Add dry grapes and cardamom power

Add dry grapes and cardamom power

Add dry grapes and cardamom power

cook till halwa consistency appears

cook till halwa consistency appears

Ginger halwa

Ginger halwa

Ginger halwa

Ginger halwa

Ginger halwa

Ginger halwa