14
Nov 16

Boondi raita

Raita is one of the most popular dishes from Indian cuisine. This is easy to prepare can be made in quick time, goes well with poori, pulao, biryani, paratha.

Including this raita in your meal will make the meal more enjoyable. Above all this preparation is full of calcium and protein.

Ingredients:

  • Boondi: ½ cup
  • Curd (Yogurt): 1 cup
  • Cumin seed (roasted powder): 1 teaspoon
  • Salt: half teaspoon
  • Sugar: ½ teaspoon (optional)
  • Chili powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Fresh mint leaves: 1 teaspoon
  • Green chili: 1 no.(optional)

Preparation:

  1. Soak the boondi into hot water for couple of minutes, discard the water. Keep aside.
  2. Chop mint leaves and green chili keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take a mixing bowl.
  2. Put the curd, salt, cumin seed powder, chili powder, green chili and chopped mint leaves into the bowl.
  3. Mix them well.
  4. Add soaked boondi into the curd, mix well and put into serving bowl.
  5. Boondi raita is ready. Sprinkle the little cumin powder and chili powder over the prepared raita.
  6. You can serve this as a side dish too.
Boondi raita

Boondi raita

Ingredients

Ingredients

Put the curd, salt, cumin seed powder, chili powder, green chili and chopped mint leaves

Put the curd, salt, cumin seed powder, chili powder, green chili and chopped mint leaves

Add soaked boondi

Add soaked boondi

Add soaked boondi

Add soaked boondi

Boondi raita

Boondi raita


04
Aug 16

Banana flower Gatte ka masala

This is one of the variations from ‘Besan Gatte ki sabji, This is Very delicious and spicy, serve this with plane rice or missy roti.

Ingredients:

For Gatte:

  • Besan: 1cup
  • Banana flower: 1 no. (Medium size), One cup boiled
  • Poppy seed (khus-khus): 1 tablespoon
  • Turmeric powder: half teaspoon
  • Red chili powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic paste: half teaspoon
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon
  • Roasted cumin seed powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard oil/cooking oil: 1 tablespoon

For masala:

  • Cumin seed: half teaspoon
  • Kalonji (nigella sativa): ¼ teaspoon
  • Bay leaf: 1 no.
  • Red chili: 1 no.
  • Garlic paste: half teaspoon
  • Ginger paste: 1 teaspoon
  • Onion: 2 (Medium size)
  • Tomato: 2 no. (Medium size)
  • Green chili: 2 no.
  • Ginger: 1 teaspoon (paste)
  • Coriander powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder: half teaspoon
  • Coriander leaf: 2 table spoon (chopped)
  • Red chili powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Ghee (Clearfield butter): 1 teaspoon

Preparation:

  1. Cut 1 onion and 1 tomato into small pieces, Keep aside.
  2. Make wet masala from another onion, tomato, ginger and garlic with help of grinder, keep aside.
  3. Slit green chili, keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take one big ball, put Besan, banana flower, ½ tea spoon salt, 1teaspoon oil, turmeric powder, chili powder, roasted cumin powder, garlic paste, ginger paste, poppy seed and make the dough like roti dough. Due to moist banana flower, for making dough, water may not be needed most of the time but if required sprinkle some water.
  2. Divide this dough into 2 parts. (You can make more as per your wish), Make it like stick by rolling it.
  3. Boil 3 cups of water with 1 teaspoon oil. Put both rolls into the boiling water in the medium flame and boil it for ~ 10 minutes.
  4. Remove it from the water and allow to cool, Cut it into small pieces (it is called “Gatte”).
  5. Take a fry pan and heat 50 ml oil, when it starts to smoke add boiled and cut Gatte in it.
  6. Dip fry this, and remove from the fry pan. Keep aside.

Making masala:

  1. Keep the fry pan on the flame. Pour oil.
  2. After heating, add bay leaf, cumin seed, Kalonji and red chili, sputter it for few seconds.
  3. Add onion; fry it on high flame till onion gets light brown in color.
  4. Add tomatoes; fry till oil separates from it.
  5. Add wet masala, continue to fry till oil separates from the masala, add half spoon of salt, chili powder, coriander powder, slit green chili and turmeric powder, and Fry it for 1-2 minutes. Add 1 cup of water slowly.
  6. After boiling add fried Gatte, lower the flame, Allow to boil for couple of minutes, add Garam masala powder and ghee cover the lid and put off the flame. Keep covered for 5 minutes.
  7. Pour it into the serving bowl. Decorate with coriander Leaves.
  8. Now Banana flower Gatte ka masala is ready to serve.Serve this with plane rice or missy roti.
Banana flower Gatte ka masala

Banana flower Gatte ka masala

Ingredients

Ingredients

making dough

making dough

Ingredients

Ingredients

boil it for ~ 10 minutes

boil it for ~ 10 minutes

Ingredients

Ingredients

Dip fry

Dip fry

Dip fry

Dip fry

Ingredients

Ingredients

add bay leaf, cumin seed, Kalonji and red chili

add bay leaf, cumin seed, Kalonji and red chili

Add onion

Add onion

Add tomatoes

Add tomatoes

Add tomatoes

Add tomatoes

Add wet masala

Add wet masala

Add wet masala

Add wet masala

add slit green chili and turmeric powder

add slit green chili and turmeric powder

Add 1 cup of water

Add 1 cup of water

Add 1 cup of water

Add 1 cup of water

After boiling add fried Gatte

After boiling add fried Gatte

After boiling add fried Gatte

After boiling add fried Gatte

After boiling add fried Gatte

After boiling add fried Gatte

add Garam masala

add Garam masala

 add ghee

add ghee

Banana flower Gatte ka masala

Banana flower Gatte ka masala


16
Jul 16

Plain poori/puri

Hot crispy poori! It is really delicious, wonderful and flavorful, and above all it is nutritious too.

Ingredients:

  • Aatta (wheat flour): 1 cup
  • Ajwain: ¼ teaspoon
  • Salt: ¼ teaspoon
  • Maida (refined flour): ¼ cup
  • Ghee/oil: for deep fry

Preparation:

For making dough:

  1. Take a wide vessel; pour Aatta, Maida, Ajwain salt, and one table spoon oil (as moin), knead them to make soft dough.
  2. (The dough can be made in food processor also)
  3. Cover and Keep aside, to be used after 10-20 minutes.

Method:

  1. Divide dough into 12-15 parts and make balls.
  2. Roll the ball in 3-4 inch diameter circle.
  3. Heat oil in a fry pan on maximum flame (to check if oil is ready or not, put a little piece of dough in the oil it should come up slowly.
  4. Deep fry the poori on high flame.
  5. After they start to puff slowly turn over.
  6. Fry till it becomes golden brown.
  7. Now, mouth watering poori is ready to eat with Aamras/ aaloo (potato) govi (cauliflower) sabji along with raita.
Plain poori

Plain poori

ingredients

ingredients

dough

dough

dough

dough

Roll the ball

Roll the ball

balls and rolled poories

balls and rolled poories

Deep fry the poori

Deep fry the poori

Deep fry the poori

Deep fry the poori

Deep fry the poori

Deep fry the poori

Plain poori

Plain poori

Plain poori

Plain poori


05
Jun 16

Aamras dessert (mango pulp/mango puree)

Aamras it nothing but is a pulp of mango fruit eaten in India, popular dessert from Rajasthani cuisine. It is also served in the Guajarati, Marathi homes, especially during festive season.

Enjoy this mouth watering dish made in minutes, now you can serve your family especially your loved ones with your signature of love…

Ingredients:

  • Mango (Ripen): 4 no. (800gm)
  • Sugar: 4 tablespoon (as per your choice)
  • Milk/water: ½ cup (as per consistency)
  • Green cardamom: 4-5 no.
  • Almond: 6-7 no.
  • Saffron: 1 pinch

Preparation:

  1. Peel off mangoes, cut into pieces, discard seeds, and put the pulp in to blending jar, blend it along with sugar and saffron till fine paste.

Method:

  1. Transfer this paste into serving bowl; decorate with dry fruits and saffron, Aamras dessert (mango pulp/mango puree) is ready to serve with poori/chapati (Indian bread).
    Aamras dessert (mango pulp/mango puree)

    Aamras dessert (mango pulp/mango puree)

    Ingredients

    Ingredients

    Ingredients

    Ingredients

    blend it along with sugar and saffron till fine paste.

    blend it along with sugar and saffron till fine paste.

    blend it along with sugar and saffron till fine paste.

    blend it along with sugar and saffron till fine paste.

    Transfer this paste into serving bowl

    Transfer this paste into serving bowl

    Aamras dessert (mango pulp/mango puree)

    Aamras dessert (mango pulp/mango puree)

    Aamras dessert (mango pulp/mango puree)

    Aamras dessert (mango pulp/mango puree)

    Aamras dessert (mango pulp/mango puree)

    Aamras dessert (mango pulp/mango puree)


23
May 16

Malaidar sweet lassi (sweet yogurt drink)

It takes me down the memory lane when my sons were kid, they were so much fond of this lassi in summer season that they would take out the ice and curd, put them in a pot and start churning them with their tiny hand, forcing me to take over and make the malaidar sweet lassi. In my mother’s house the old wooden hand churner is still in use.

This is very good for summer season, thadha thandha, cool cool, very good for school going children or office going adult.

Ingredients:

  • Curd: 2 cups
  • Milk: 1 cup.
  • Sugar/honey: ½ cup
  • Kewada essence: ½ teaspoon (optional)
  • Rose essence: ¼ teaspoon (optional)
  • Malai (fresh cream): ½ cup
  • Almond sliced: 1 tablespoon
  • Pistachios sliced: 1 tablespoon
  • Green cardamom: 3-4 no.
  • Ice cubes: few

Preparation:

  1. Chop almond and pistachios into small slices. Keep aside.
  2. Pound green cardamom, keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take an earthen pot preferably, put curd, milk and sugar; churn it with blender on full speed till it becomes smooth and frothy.
  2. Add both essence and cardamom powder churn for a while, add ice cubes and churn again for a while, smooth and doubled frothy lassi is ready.
  3. Healthy sweet lassi is liked by everyone, while serving in tumbler garnish with a hip spoon of malai, sliced almond and pistachio.
    Malaidar sweet lassi (sweet yogurt drink)

    Malaidar sweet lassi (sweet yogurt drink)

    Malaidar sweet lassi (sweet yogurt drink)

    Malaidar sweet lassi (sweet yogurt drink)

    Ingredients

    Ingredients

    , put curd, milk and sugar

    , put curd, milk and sugar

     put curd, milk and sugar

    put curd, milk and sugar

    churn it

    churn it

    churn it

    churn it

    churn it

    churn it

    Add both essence

    Add both essence

    Add both essence and cardamom powder

    Add both essence and cardamom powder

    doubled frothy lassi

    doubled frothy lassi

    serving in tumbler

    serving in tumbler

    serving in tumbler

    serving in tumbler

     garnishing

    garnishing

     garnishing

    garnishing

    adding cardamom powder

    adding cardamom powder

    adding cardamom powder

    adding cardamom powder

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    sweet lassi (sweet yogurt drink)

    sweet lassi (sweet yogurt drink)

    garnish with a hip spoon of malai

    garnish with a hip spoon of malai

    Malaidar sweet lassi (sweet yogurt drink)

    Malaidar sweet lassi (sweet yogurt drink)

    Malaidar sweet lassi (sweet yogurt drink)

    Malaidar sweet lassi (sweet yogurt drink)