16
Jul 20

Banana Blueberry Shake

  • Servings: 2
  • Preparation time: 2 minutes.
  • Blending time: 2 minutes..
  • Total time: 4 minutes.

Eating banana regularly is a great way to be kind to your heart, it has good amount of potassium; the best way to consume banana is eating directly, but sometimes we feel bored, so you can use this fruit in many other ways.

 You can include banana in your everyday life as banana fruits salad, banana shake and the combination of “Banana and Blue Berry” what I would like to upload today; adding blue berry make the shake absolutely winner.

Blue berry is called king of antioxidant fruit; improves memory. Quick and easy shake for breakfast or for kids at evening time, delicious and incredibly healthy and nutritious.

Ingredients:

  • Blueberry: 100 gm.
  • Banana: 1 no.
  • Sugar/honey: 1 tablespoon
  • Milk (cold): 300-400 ml
  • Ice cube: optional

Preparation:

  1. Wash blueberry, keep aside.
  2. Peel off banana and chop into small pieces, keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take a grinding jar; put chopped banana, blueberry and sugar Blend to full speed for 30 seconds along with half cup of milk; add remaining milk and ice cubes; grind it till it becomes smooth, damn easy.
  2. Healthy “Banana Blackberry Shake” is ready for everyone.
  3. While serving in tumbler garnish with blueberry and rose petal.
Banana Blueberry Shake
Banana Blueberry Shake
Ingredients
put chopped banana, blueberry and sugar
grind it till it becomes smooth
grind it till it becomes smooth
add honey
Banana Blueberry Shake
Banana Blueberry Shake

01
Jul 20

Til gur ki Roti (Indian bread with sesame seed and jeggery)

  • Servings: 3-4
  • Dough making time: 5-6 minutes.
  • Rolling time: 1 minutes each.
  • Cooking time: 8-9 minutes each.
  • Total time: 16 minutes.

“Til gur ki Roti” is special winter dish from Rajasthani cuisine that keeps you warm and energetic, good for toddlers and kids. This delicious dish is prepared with pearl millet and jeggery. Slow roasting and sesame seed gives this Indian bread not only deep nutty and earthy flavor but intense aroma too. It is quite filling so you cannot consume in large quantities like Roti or chapatti.

One of the very popular dishes of Indian continent, it has several variation depending on the area and family and they name it differently too.

 This recipe was learnt by my husband from his friend who was travelling with him in train, when they were going to take part in chess tournament hosted by DAE (department of atomic energy).

The specialty of this Roti is that, it can be kept for weeks at normal temperature like cookies or biscuit, it is called “Tawarrukh” as learnt by my husband.

Ingredients:

  • Bajra ka Aata (Pearl Millet Flour): 250 gm (2 cups)
  • Jaggery (grated): 120 gm. (1 cup)
  • Sesame seed (roasted): 2 tablespoon
  • Milk: ½ cup (hot)
  • Ghee (clarified butter): 40-50 gm. (for moin)

Preparation:

For making dough:

Take a wide vessel; put Bajara ka Aata, ghee (as moin), jeggery and sesame seed mix well; add hot milk in small quantity (take care milk is hot) and knead for about 3-4 minutes to get soft consistency of dough, (The dough can be made in food processor also), divide the dough into four parts make balls as shown in photo.

Method:

Roll thick Roti about ¼”; using rolling pin and cooking sheet (it is easy to put rolled Roti on tawa).

First roll these balls into the flour then put on the cooking sheet; and roll with rolling pin putting equal pressure all around.

Take a tawa (griddle), when it becomes hot; reduce the flame to minimum. Place the rolled Roti and make cut marks all over the Roti with knife it will help to cook properly.

Cook till it changes the color it will take ~4-5 minutes. Now turn the other side and cook till it changes the color other sides also (3-4 minutes). Take it out from tawa and allow to cool, It is soft when hot be careful otherwise it will break, after cooling it will become a bit harder. Keep it in Roti-dabba or any suitable container.

Note:  Cook on low flame. It has to be very slow cooking.

Roat (Thick ghee roasts sweet flat bread/Roti)
Roat (Thick ghee roasts sweet flat bread/Roti)
Ingredients
making dough
Dough
Divide the dough into four parts
roll with rolling pin
Place the rolled Roti
Place the rolled Roti
Place the rolled Roti
turn the other side
cook till it changes the color
cook till it changes the color
allow to cool
Til gur ki Roti (Indian bread with sesame seed and jeggery)
Til gur ki Roti (Indian bread with sesame seed and jeggery)

03
Jun 20

Pasta (Macaroni) in Creamy White Sauce

  • Servings: 2
  • Boiling time: 10 minutes.
  • Preparation time: 5 minutes.
  • Frying time: 5 minutes.
  • Cooking time: 5 minutes.
  • Total time: 25 minute

Yesterday, I got up early in the morning, it was calm and quite dawn; I opened the sliding door to enter my balcony and the propelling sound of motor boat attracted me, coming from the canal, by which side my building is situated in Shibaura, Tokyo in Japan. I am fascinated by the propelling sound of water, it always makes me happy.

I chit – chat with balcony plant; thinking of what should I prepare for breakfast. I prefer colorful and nutritious food, so prepared rich, creamy and fibrous Pasta which tingle my taste bud. Here I used luxury of white sauce thickness and exotic vegetables; asparagus, bell pepper and beans…

Ingredients:

  • Pasta (Macaroni): 100 gm.
  • Maida (all purpose flour): 1 tablespoon
  • Milk: 400 ml.
  • Red bell pepper: 1 no.
  • Asparagus: 4-5 no.
  • Beans: 4-5 no.
  • Cheese: 20-30 gm. (optional)
  • Butter/olive oil: 30 gm
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon
  • Black pepper powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Onion: 1 no.
  • Spring onion (chopped): 2 tablespoon

Preparation:

  1. Chop onion into fine pieces, keep aside.
  2. Chop beans, asparagus and spring onion into 2” pieces.
  3. Chop red pepper longitudinally, keep aside.
  4. Boil the Pasta (macaroni) for about 10 minutes in salted water (until 90% done), decant it and add 1 teaspoon of oil onto it, mix well to prevent the stickiness.

Method:

  1. Take a fry pan; put butter, add Maida stir for couple of minutes on lower flame, add onion, beans and asparagus, stir fry for couple of minutes, add bell pepper and stir fry for a minute.
  2. Add milk, let it boil (stirring continuously); cook until sauce boils and thickens; add boiled pasta, salt and black pepper. Add cheese, stir until cheese gets melted.
  3. Add spring onion, put off the flame.
  4. “Pasta (Macaroni) in Creamy White Sauce ” is ready to be served…
Pasta (Macaroni) in Creamy White Sauce
Ingredients
Boil the Pasta (macaroni)
Boil the Pasta (macaroni)
Boiled Pasta (macaroni)
put butter, add Maida
add bell pepper
add onion
add onion, beans
Add milk
let it boil
add salt
add salt and black pepper.
add boiled pasta
put off the flame
Pasta (Macaroni) in Creamy White Sauce
Pasta (Macaroni) in Creamy White Sauce
Pasta (Macaroni) in Creamy White Sauce
Pasta (Macaroni) in Creamy White Sauce

07
Apr 20

Roat (Thick ghee roasts sweet flat bread/Roti)

You can prepare delectable recipe for your baby; yummy and healthier version than biscuit, highly pleasing, especially in the context of taste …

‘Roat (Thick ghee roasts sweet flat bread/Roti)’ is an authentic delicacy from Bihar. It is prepared on many occasions like wedding function, Shitala saptmi and Ramnavmi festival.

My grand-mother used to make this on deshi chulah but on Gas stove also it can be made. I love the texture as it is crisp on outside and soft inside, made from Gur (Jeggery) and Aata (Wheat flour).

 In Sindhi cuisine it is called ‘Mittho lolo’.  It is popular in Utterakhand and Jharkhand too.

Ingredients:

  • Aata (Wheat flour): 300 gm (2 cups)
  • Jaggery: 150 – 200 gm.
  • Green cardamom powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Fennel seed: 1 teaspoon (optional)
  • Ghee (clarified butter): 100 gm (for roasting)
  • Ghee (clarified butter): 50 gm. (for moin)

Preparation:

  1. Dissolve Jaggery with ¼ cup of water; make syrup Keep aside (strain the syrup with thin cloth to remove the impurities of Jaggery).

For making dough:

  1. Take a wide vessel; pour Aata, ghee (as moin) and green cardamom powder. Mix well by rubbing between palms.
  2. Add prepared syrup in small quantity and knead them, if required, put some more.
  3. Make hard dough. (The dough can be made in food processor also), cover and Keep aside, to be used after 10-20 minutes.
  4. Method:
  5. Divide the dough into two parts make ball as shown in photo; roll thick Roti about ¼” with rolling pin.
  6. Take a tawa (griddle), when it becomes hot; reduce the flame to minimum. Place the rolled Roti and make cut marks all over the Roti with knife so that it will cook properly.
  7.  Cook till it changes the color it will take ~5-7 minutes. Now turn the other side and cook till it changes the color other sides also, apply ghee lavishly and turn it again.
  8. Note:  Apply ghee on both sides and cook on low flame. It has to be very slow cooking process.
Roat (Thick ghee roasts sweet flat bread/Roti)
Roat (Thick ghee roasts sweet flat bread/Roti)
Ingredients
dough
roll thick Roti
roll thick Roti
make cut marks
Place the rolled Roti
Now turn the other side
apply ghee lavishly
apply ghee lavishly
Roat (Thick ghee roasts sweet flat bread/Roti)
Roat (Thick ghee roasts sweet flat bread/Roti)
Roat (Thick ghee roasts sweet flat bread/Roti)
Roat (Thick ghee roasts sweet flat bread/Roti)
Roat (Thick ghee roasts sweet flat bread/Roti)

30
Mar 20

Chawal Makhana kheer (Rice Fox nut pudding)

Born and brought up in Bihar; where makhana being local produce is readily available at low price.  My mother and grandmother used to add it in our daily meal, as munching snacks, curry, masala, desserts and in many more recipes…

‘Chawal Makhane ki kheer (Rice Fox nut pudding)’ is one of the foods of Bihar’s culture and tradition. It is a perfect dessert for get-together or kitty party.

Ingredients:

  • Rice: 30 gm (basmati)
  • Makhana (Fox nut): 50 gm.
  • Milk: 1 liter
  • Sugar: 50 gm
  • Ghee (clarified butter): 2 tablespoon
  • Green cardamom powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Almond: 12-15 no. (Sliced)
  • Cashew nut: 50 gm
  • Dry grapes: 20-50 gm.
  • Condensed milk: 200 gm (optional)

Preparation:

  1. Roast makhana with 1 tablespoon ghee, keep aside.
  2. Clean and wash rice. Keep aside in a sieve to drain extra water.
  3. Take a fry pan put a teaspoon of ghee; fry dry fruits take out and keep aside.
  4. After taking out fried dry fruit, add some ghee if required and put rice to fry on lower heat till it starts to crackle, put off the flame. Keep aside.

Method:

  1. Boil the milk in a heavy bottom pan; put rice into the milk. Stir it; continue to cook 25-35 minutes on low/medium flame. Stir it every 5 minutes.
  2. When rice is done add fried makhana; it becomes soft and milk gets thicker.
  3. Add sugar; continue to cook for further 3-4 minutes and put off the flame. Decorate with fried Almond, cashew nut and dry grapes (raisin) along with cardamom powder. Now ‘Rice Fox nut pudding (Chawal Makhane ki kheer)’ is ready.
  4. Serve warm or cold as you wish.
Chawal Makhana kheer (Rice Fox nut pudding)
Chawal Makhana kheer (Rice Fox nut pudding)
Ingredients
Roast makhana
put rice to fry on lower heat
put rice to fry on lower heat
put rice into the milk
add fried makhana
milk gets thicker
Decorate with fried Almond, cashew nut and dry grapes (raisin)
add cardamom powder
Rice Fox nut pudding (Chawal Makhane ki kheer)’ is ready.
Rice Fox nut pudding (Chawal Makhane ki kheer)’