Pala Munjalu

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

Servings 10

 

Ingredients:

For Stuffing:

Skinned Split Pigeon Peas (boiled) ½ cup

Ghee 1 tbsp

Jaggery 1 tbsp

Dry Coconut Powder 2 tbsp

Cardamom 1 ts

 

For Outer Layer:

Milk 1 ½ cup

Semolina (Suji / Ravo) ½ cup

Sugar 2 tbsp

Dry Coconut Powder 1 tbsp

Cardamom Pinch

Salt Pinch

 

Coconut Oil to deep fry.

 

Method:

Heat Ghee in a pan on low flame. Add boiled Skinned Split Pigeon Peas, Jaggery, Dry Coconut Powder and Cardamom. Mix well while cooking on low-medium flame for 3-4 minutes. Leave it to cool off.

 

Make number of small balls of prepared mixture for stuffing.

 

Heat Milk in a pan on low flame. When Milk becomes hot, add Semolina gradually while stirring to mix it well making sure not leaving lumps of Semolina.

 

When Semolina is cooked, add Sugar, Dry Coconut Powder, Cardamom and Salt. Mix well.

 

Leave it to cool off.

 

Pinch small lump from prepared Semolina mixture. Make a small ball of it. Tap using your palms and fingers to give it a thick round shape.

 

Put one ball of stuffing in the middle of it.

 

Fold from all sides to wrap stuffing ball.

 

Repeat to prepare all balls.

 

Heat Coconut Oil on medium flame to deep fry.

 

Deep fry all prepared stuffed balls to light brownish. Flip occasionally to fry well all around.

 

Put fried balls on tissue papers to get excess oil absorbed.

 

Serve Fresh and Warm for best taste or store in an air tight container to server later.

 

All Sweets are not Unhealthy.

 

This is a gifted traditional sweet from one of the high tech state of India…Andhra Pradesh…

 

Make your parties, celebrations and festivals sweeter and healthier and tastier with the great touch of COCONUT.

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Badam Puri / Almond Puri

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 5 minutes

Baking time 20 minutes

Servings 6

 

Ingredients:

Almond ½ cup

Milk 2 tbsp

Saffron Pinch

Cardamom ½ ts

Sugar 2 tbsp

Milk Powder 2 tbsp

 

Method:

Crush Almond to fine powder and keep a side.

 

Mix Saffron with Milk.

 

Mix in a pan, Milk with Saffron, Cardamom, Sugar and just heat on low flame (don’t boil) to melt Sugar.

 

Then, add Almond powder and stir continuously while on low flame. When it thickens, remove from flame.

 

Now, add Milk Powder and prepare semi stiff mixture which can be rolled to prepare Puri (small round thick flat bread).

 

Spread a clean and transparent plastic sheet on a flat surface.

 

Prepare a big ball of prepared Almond mixture and flatten it pressing lightly between two palms and put it on the plastic sheet.

 

Roll it giving a thick big round shape.

 

Out of it, cut number of small round pieces using cookie cutter.

 

Lay a butter paper on a baking tray and arrange all pieces on it.

 

Preheat oven.

 

Put prepare baking tray in preheat oven and bake for 20 minutes at 180°.

 

After removing from oven, leave them for few minutes to cool off.

 

Then, store in an airtight container to use anytime you need.

 

Keep always available to serve abrupt visitors or kids at home asking for something to eat untimely or even for munching on a fasting day.

 

Very Nutritious Badam Puri.

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Idli Lolli with Veges

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 15 minutes

Servings 5

 

Ingredients:

Mini Idli 1 bowlful

Oil 3 tbsp

Butter 2 tbsp

Sesame Seeds 1 ts

Tomato Ketchup 1 tbsp

Mustard Seeds ½ ts

Cumin Seeds ½ ts

Sugar 1 ts

Capsicum chopped big pieces of 1 capsicum

Onion

(cut in 2 pieces, peel and separate layers) of 1 onion

Tomato chopped round slices of 1 tomato

Black Pepper Powder ½ ts

Salt to taste

Sate Sticks / Satay Sticks for assembling

 

Method:

Heat 1 tbsp of Oil and 1 tbsp of Butter together in a pan. Add Sesame Seeds. When spluttered, add half bowlful of  Mini Idli and Tomato Ketchup. Stir fry it. Keep it a side.

 

Heat 1 tbsp of Oil and 1 tbsp of Butter together in another pan. Add Mustard Seeds and Cumin Seeds. When spluttered, add remaining half bowlful of Mini Idli and Sugar. Stir fry it. Keep it a side.

 

Heat 1 tbsp of Oil in one another pan. Add Onion and Capsicum pieces. Stir fry for 1-2 minutes on low flame, add chopped Tomato, Black Pepper Powder and Salt. Stir fry it. Keep it a side.

 

On a Sate Stick, string Mini Idli stir fried with Sesame Seeds, Tomato Slice, Onion, Mini Idli stir fried with Mustard Seeds and Cumin Seeds and Capsicum piece. Repeat to prepare number of Sate Sticks.

 

Grill them for 3-4 minutes on low temperature or low flame.

 

Arrange them standing in a small glass.

 

Serve immediately after assembling.

 

Saucy Idli…Satisfying Idli…Sylish Idli…Satay Idli…SUPERB IDLIIIII…

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Lila Chana na Wada / Fresh Chickpeas Fritters

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 15 minutes

For 2 Persons

 

Ingredients:

Fresh Chickpeas 1 cup

Green Chilli Paste 1 tbsp

Asafoetida Powder Pinch

Black Pepper Powder ¼ ts

Fennel Seeds Powder 1 ts

Sesame Seeds 1 tbsp

Sugar 1 ts

Lemon Juice 1 tbsp

Fresh Coriander Leaves 2 tbsp

Gram Flour 2 tbsp

Salt to taste

Oil to deep fry

Green Chutney for serving.

 

Method:

Take Fresh Chickpeas in a wet grinding jar of your mixer. Grind it to fine paste.

 

Remove it in a bowl. Add Green Chilli Paste, Asafoetida Powder, Black Pepper Powder, Fennel Seeds Powder, Sesame Seeds, Sugar, Lemon Juice, Fresh Coriander Leaves and Salt. Mix very well. Add Gram Flour and mix very well. Make sure not to leave lumps of Gram Flour.

 

Heat Oil to deep fry on medium flame. Put number of lumps of prepared mixture in heated Oil. Deep fry partially. Remove from Oil.

 

Leave them on dry and clean paper for 4-5 minutes.

 

One by one, press lightly between two palms to flatten.

 

Deep fry again in heated Oil. Turn over when needed to fry all around.

 

Arrange them on a serving plate.

 

Garnish with droplets of Green Chutney on each.

 

Serve Hot with Green Chutney a side on serving plate.

 

Or Take Away to Work Place to Share with Workmates.

 

Wow…What a Creamy and Fresh Taste…

 

Make More Friends with Fresh Chickpeas Fritter…

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Sukhdi Cake

Preparation time 10 minutes

Baking time 30 minutes

Yield 500g

 

Ingredients:

Whole Wheat Flour ¾ cup

Oats Powder ¼ cup

Dried Ginger Powder 2 tbsp

Cardamom Powder ½ ts

Mix Dry Fruits ½ cup

(Cashew Nuts, Almods, Walnut, Black Raisins, Sunflower Seeds)

Ghee ½ cup

Jaggery ½ cup

Curd ½ cup

Milk ½ cup

Baking Powder 1 ts

Baking Soda ½ ts

Coconut and Flax Seeds for garnishing

 

Ghee and Whole Wheat Flour for greasing and dusting cake mould

 

Method:

Take in a mixing bowl, Whole Wheat Flour, Oats Powder, Dried Ginger Powder and Cardamom Powder. Mix well and sieve it.

 

Take in another mixing bowl, Ghee and Jaggery. Mix well.

 

Add Curd and Milk. Mix well.

 

Add Baking Powder and Baking Soda. Mix well.

 

Add Whole Wheat Flour mixture and mix very well.

 

Add Mix Dry Fruits and mix well.

 

Grease a cake mould with Ghee and dust it with Whole Wheat Flour.

 

Fill cake mould with prepared batter.

 

Sprinkle Coconut and Flax Seeds to garnish.

 

Preheat oven.

 

Bake at 180° for 30 minutes.

 

After baking, leave it to cool off.

 

Unmould and serve.

Sukhdi is a traditional sweet gifted by Gujarati Baa (mothers) for good health of family.

 

Combination of Whole Wheat Flour, Jaggery and Ghee provides lot of health benefits to strengthen muscles and improve blood circulation.

 

Giving a twist to traditional healthy Sukhdi

 

We make it a modern sweet…

 

Sukhdi Cake…

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Vegetable Daliya / Vegetable Cracked Wheat

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 25 minutes

For 2 persons

 

Ingredients:

Daliya (Cracked Wheat)                ½ cup

(soaked for 1 hour)

Oil 1 tbsp

Cumin Seeds ½ ts

Ginger-Green Chilli-Garlic 1 tbsp

(Finely chopped)

Carrot finely chopped 3 tbsp

Capsicum finely chopped 3 tbsp

Cabbage finely chopped 3 tbsp

Tomato finely chopped                1

Salt to taste

Turmeric Powder ½ ts

Fresh Coriander Leaves                2 tbsp

Curd for serving

 

Method:

Take soaked Dalia in a pressure cooker. Add Salt and Turmeric Powder.

 

Pressure cook it to 4-5 whistles.

 

Heat Oil in a pan. Add Cumin Seeds, finely chopped Ginger-Green Chilli-Garlic and sauté.

 

Add finely chopped Carrot and sauté.

 

Add finely chopped Capsicum and sauté.

 

Add finely chopped Cabbage and sauté.

 

Add finely chopped Tomato, Salt and Turmeric Powder. Mix well.

 

Add pressure cooked Dalia. Mix well and continue cooking on medium flame for 2-3 minutes.

 

Take on a serving plate.

 

Sprinkle Fresh Coriander Leaves.

 

Serve fresh with Curd in a bowl a side.

 

Enjoy Real Healthy, Fulfilling, Satisfying Snack.

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Winter Special Salad

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 20 minutes

Servings 3

 

Ingredients:

For Green Chutney:

Spinach ½ cup

Green Chilli 4-5

Ginger 1 small pc

Fresh Coconut grated ½ cup

Fresh Coriander Leaves 1 cup

Fresh Mint Leaves ½ cup

Lemon Juice of 1 lemon

Oil 1 ts

Salt to taste

 

For Salad:

Green Gram ½ cup

Whole Wheat Granules ½ cup

Millet Granules ¼ cup

Fresh Chickpeas ½ cup

Green Peas ¼ cup

Spring Onion chopped ½ cup

(include some leaves)

Spring Garlic chopped 2 tbsp

Black Pepper Powder ½ ts

Lemon Juice of 1 lemon

Chat Masala 1 ts

Salt to taste

 

Method:

For Green Chutney:

Take all listed ingredients for Green Chutney in a wet grinding jar of your mixer. Grind it to fine texture. Keep a side to use later.

 

For Salad:

Soak Green Gram, Whole Wheat Granules and Millet Granules separately for approx 8-10 hours.

 

Boil Whole Wheat Granules in a pressure cooker to 6 whistles.

 

Boil Millet Granules in a pressure cooker for 3 whistles.

 

Parboil socked Green Gram, Fresh Chickpeas and Green Peas all together.

 

Drain water and take all stuff in a bowl.

 

Add chopped Spring Onion, Spring Garlic, Black Pepper Powder, Chat Masala and Salt. Mix well. Add Lemon Juice and mix well.

 

Add prepared Green Chutney quantity as per your taste and mix well.

 

Restrict Excess Appetite in Winter to Maintain Your Weight…

Feel Energetic and Satisfied with this Winter Special Salad.

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Lasaniyo Rotlo / Garlic Rotla

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

For 2 Persons

 

Ingredients:

Oil 3 tbsp

Garlic chopped 2 tbsp

Onion chopped 1

Capsicum chopped ½

Tomato chopped 1

Turmeric Powder 1 ts

Salt to taste

Red Chilli Powder 2 ts

Curd 1 cup

Rotla (Millet flat bread) 2

(crushed)

Spring Onion chopped 2 tbsp

Fresh Coriander Leaves 1 tbsp

 

Onion Rings and Roasted Green Chilli for garnishing.

 

Method:

Heat Oil in a pan on medium flame.

 

Add chopped Garlic, Onion and Capsicum.

 

When sautéed, add chopped Tomato.

 

When Tomato softens, add Turmeric Powder, Salt and Red Chilli Powder. Mix well.

 

Add Curd and crushed Rotla. Mix very well while continuing cooking on medium flame.

 

Add chopped Spring Onion and Fresh Coriander Leaves. Continue cooking while mixing for 2 more minutes.

 

Serve Fresh and Hot.

 

Enjoy Delicious and Healthy Garlic Rotla…

 

An Indigenous Kathiyawadi Meal…

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Lasaniya Bateta Sandwich / Garlicious Potato Sandwich

Preparation time 15 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

Servings 2

 

Ingredients:

Baby Potato boiled 10

Garlic ¼ cup

Red Chilli Powder 2 tbsp

Coriander-Cumin Powder 1 ts

Oil 1 tbsp

Salt to taste

Fresh Coriander Leaves 2 tbsp

Cheese cubes 4

Bread slices 4

Butter 2 tbsp

 

Fried Fryums Pipes for serving.

 

Method:

Take in wet grinding jar of your mixer, Garlic, Red Chilli Powder, Coriander-Cumin Powder, ½ tbsp of Oil and Salt. Add little water. Grind to prepare somehow thin chutney.

 

Remove prepared chutney in a bowl.

 

Add ½ tbsp of Oil and Fresh Coriander Leaves. Mix well.

 

Add boiled Baby Potato and mix well. Please don’t mash Baby Potato.

 

Take 1 slice of Bread. Apply Butter on one side of it. Arrange some of prepared spiced Baby Potato on it. Put 2 cubes of Cheese on it. Apply Butter on 1 more slice of Bread and cover the stuff with it.

 

Repeat to prepare another set.

 

Grill the sandwich to soft or crunchy of your choice.

 

Serve Hot with Fried Fryums Pipes on a side of the plate.

 

Rain Want You to Eat Something Hot and Spicy…

 

Say Yessss…with…

 

Garlicious Potato Sandwich…

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Pina-Colada Cookies with Rabadi

Preparation time 10 minutes

Baking time 20 minutes

Cooking time 20 minutes

Servings 2

 

Ingredients:

For Cookies:

Refined White Wheat Flour                            1 cup

Semolina                                                         1 cup

Powder Sugar                                                 1 cup

Ghee                                                               1 cup

Dry Coconut powder fine                                1 cup

Pineapple Powder                                           1 tbsp

 

For Rabadi:

Milk                                                                  1 cup

Condensed Milk                                              ½ cup

Coconut Milk Powder                                      3 tbsp

Pineapple Essence                                         2 drops

 

Cherry and Coconut Powder (coarse) for garnishing

 

Method:

For Cookies:

In a bowl, take Refined White Wheat Flour, Semolina, Powder Sugar and Ghee. Mix well. Leave it for approx 8 hours. Then, add Dry Coconut Powder and Pineapple Powder. Mix well. Prepare number of small balls from the mixture. Bake for 20 minutes at 180° in preheated oven.

 

For Rabadi:

Take Milk in a bowl. Add Condensed Milk, Coconut Milk Powder and Pineapple Essence. Mix well and boil it on low flame while stirring occasionally to avoid boil over and sticking or burning at the bottom of the pan. Boil it until it becomes little thick.

 

Leave it for approx 30 minutes to be normal temperature. Then, keep in refrigerator for approx 30 minutes to make it cold.

 

For Serving:

In a serving bowl, Fill half the bowl with Rabadi. Put 1 or 2 Cookies depends on the size of cookies and bowl, in the middle of Rabadi. Sprinkle little Coconut Powder. Put 2 Cherry for Garnishing.

 

Enjoy Fused Taste of Pineapple and Coconut…Pina-Colada…

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