11
Sep 18

Sattu ka laddu

Since it is rich in proteins, sattu is beneficial for health and well being of growing kids. Sattu is prepared by one of the healthiest cooking method that is “roasting”; in this the nutrients value remains intact and can be stored for months.

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

“Sattu laddu” is very easy to prepare it does not need to be cooked or fried, just add Indian spices, green cardamom and sugar powder or Jaggery and some dry fruits.

Ingredients:

  • Sattu (roasted chana dal powder):100 gm
  • Unsalted butter/Ghee: 50 gm.
  • Sugar: 80-100gm
  • Green cardamom: 1- 6 no.
  • Cashew nut: 10-15 no.
  • Almond: 10-15 no.
  • Pistachio: 10-15 no.
  • Saffron: 1 pinch
  • Milk: 1 -2 tablespoon

Preparation:

  1. Grind green cardamom to make powder, keep aside.
  2. Slice dry fruits thinly, keep aside.
  3. Grind sugar to make fine powder, keep aside. Soak the saffron into tablespoon milk for 10-15 minutes.

Method:

    1. Take pan melt butter: add sattu, powder sugar, green cardamom powder and sliced dry fruits; and mix all things properly along with saffron milk. (Add more milk to reach the binding consistency if needed).
    2. Take one handful mix; shape the mixture in round (laddu) by using your hands, depending upon size of laddu 10-12 laddu will be ready.
Sattu ka laddu

Sattu ka laddu

Ingredients

Ingredients

add sattu, powder sugar, green cardamom powder

add sattu, powder sugar, green cardamom powder

ground sugar  & Sliced dry fruits

ground sugar & Sliced dry fruits

ground sugar  & Sliced dry fruits  mix

ground sugar & Sliced dry fruits mix

Take one handful mix

Take one handful mix

Take one handful mix

Take one handful mix

shape the mixture in round

shape the mixture in round

shape the mixture in round (laddu) by using your hands

shape the mixture in round (laddu) by using your hands

Sattu ka laddu

Sattu ka laddu

Sattu ka laddu

Sattu ka laddu

Sattu ka laddu

Sattu ka laddu

Sattu ka laddu

Sattu ka laddu


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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