Triranga Pulao / Tri Coloured Pilao

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

Servings 3

 

Ingredients:

Boiled or Steamed Rice 3 cup

(Excess rice after meal)

For White Rice:

Butter 2 tbsp

Cumin Seeds 1 ts

Cashew Nuts 1 tbsp

Tutti Fruitty 1 tbsp

Salt to taste

For Green Rice:

Green Chutney 3 tbsp

For Red Rice:

Butter 2 tbsp

Onion finely chopped 1

Garlic Paste 1 ts

Beet Root grated 1 tbsp

Tomato Puree ½ cup

Salt to taste

Garam Masala 1 ts

Red Chilli Powder 1 ts

Tomato Ketchup 1 ts

 

Butter for Greasing.

 

Tomato Ketchup for garnishing.

 

Method:

For White Rice:

Take 1 cup of Rice in a bowl. Add Butter, Cumin Seeds, Cashew Nuts, Tutti Fruitty and Salt. Mix well. Keep a side.

 

For Green Rice:

Take 1 cup of Rice in a bowl. Add Green Chutney and mix well. Keep a side.

 

For Red Rice:

Heat Butter in a pan. Add finely chopped Onion. When Onion softens, add Garlic Paste. When sautéed, add Tomato Puree, grated Beet Root, Salt, Garam Masala, Red Chilli Powder. Mix well. Cook for 3-4 minutes on medium flame. Add Tomato Ketchup and mix well. Add 1 cup of Rice. Mix well. Remove the pan from the flame.

 

Grease baking dish with Butter. Make 3 layers each of prepared coloured Rice.

 

Microwave for 30 seconds only.

 

Enjoy The Simple Rice…Same Rice…Excess Rice…

 

                                                            Modified in Three Delicious Flavours…

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Gahat ka Shorba

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 20 minutes

Servings 2

 

Ingredients:

Oil 1 ts

Cumin Seeds 1 ts

Coriander Granules ½ ts

Cinnamon 1

Clove buds 4

Star Anise 1

Jakhiya 1 ts

(Asian Spider Weeds / Wild Mustard Seeds)

(optionally, Mustard Seeds can be used)

Asafoetida Powder Pinch

Ginger-Chilli-Garlic Paste 1 tbsp

Onion chopped 1

Tomato chopped 1

Fresh Coriander Stems 1 tbsp

Kalthi (Gahat) soaked ½ cup

(Horse Gram)

Salt to taste

Black Pepper Powder ½ ts

Lemon Juice of 1 lemon

 

Method:

Heat Oil in a pressure cooker on high flame. Add Cumin Seeds, Coriander Granules, Cinnamon, Clove buds, Star Anise, Jakhiya and Asafoetida Powder. When crackled, add Ginger-Chilli-Gralic Paste and chopped Onion. When Onion softens, add chopped Tomato and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add Fresh Coriander Stems and soaked Horse Gram. Add approx 2 glasses of water. Add Salt. Pressure cook up to 3 or 4 whistles.

 

Leave pressure cooker to cool down for approx 10-15 minutes.

 

Open the pressure cooker. Strain and collect the water in a bowl.

 

Add Black Pepper Powder and Lemon Juice in strained water. Mix well.

 

Serve Fresh.

 

Drink Gahat ka Shorba…Feel Energy to Climb a Mountain of Himachal Pradesh…

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Dahi Bhajiya Chat / Curd Fritters Chat

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 20 minutes

Servings 4

 

Ingredients:

For Bhajiya:

Gram Flour 1 cup

Semolina ¼ cup

Fresh Fenugreek Leaves ½ cup

Turmeric Powder ½ ts

Garlic Masala (Havej) 1 ts

Asafoetida Powder Pinch

Salt to taste

Oil 1 ts

Soda-bi-Carb ½ ts

Oil for deep frying

Other Ingredients:

Curd 1 cup

Sugar 2 tbsp

Salt to taste

Buttermilk 1 cup

Tamarind-Dates Chutney

Garlic Chutney

Mint Chutney

Sing Bhujiya

Spicy Thick Vermicelly (Spicy Gathiya)

Spiced Peanuts

Fresh Coriander Leaves

Onion chopped

Pomegranate Granules

 

Method:

For Bhajiya:

Take Gram Flour in a bowl. Add Semolina, Fresh Fenugreek Leaves, Turmeric Powder, Garlic Masala, Asafoetida Powder, Salt, Soda-bi-Carb and Oil. Mix well. Add little water slowly as needed to prepare thick batter.

 

Heat Oil to deep fry. Put number of small lumps of prepared batter in heated Oil. Deep fry while turning over occasionally to brownish.

 

Assembling Chat:

Soak prepared Bhajiya in Buttermilk for 3-4 minutes. Meanwhile do other preparation.

 

Take Curd in a bowl. Add Sugar and Salt. Mix well.

 

Take soaked Bhajiya in a serving bowl.

 

Pour spreading over Sweetened and Salted Curd.

 

Sprinkle Sing Bhujiya, Hot Gathiya and Spiced Peanuts.

 

Pour spreading over Tamarind-Dates Chutney, Garlic Chutney and Mint Chutney.

 

Sprinkle chopped Onion. Pomegranate Granules and Fresh Coriander Leaves.

 

Serve immediately after assembling to have fresh taste.

 

  Enjoy Fenugreek Bhajiya…

 

                                    Combined with Curd and Various Chutney…

 

                                                                        So Tempting in Cold and Rainy…

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Tava Paneer

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

For 2 Persons

 

Ingredients:

For Marinating:

Hund Curd 4 tbsp

Red Chilli Powder 1 ts

Turmeric Powder ½ ts

Garam Masala 1 ts

Salt to taste

Chat Masala ½ ts

Gram Flour roasted 2 tbsp

Lemon Juice 1 ts

Oil 1 ts

 

For Sabji:

Cottage Cheese (Paneer) 250g

(chopped big cubes)

Oil 2 tbsp

Gigner-Garlic-Green Chilli chopped 2 tbsp

Onion chopped 1

Salt to taste

Tomato chopped 2

Capsicum chopped 1

Turmeric Powder ½ ts

Red Chilli Powder 1 ts

Coriander Cumin Powder 1 ts

Kitchenking Masala 1 ts

Dried Fenugreek Leaves 1 ts

 

Fresh Coriander Leaves for garnishing

 

Method:

Take all listed ingredients for marinating together in a bowl and mix very well.

 

Add chopped big cubes of Cottage Cheese, mix very well, then leave for at least 30 minutes for marinating.

 

Now, heat Oil in a flat pan.

 

Add chopped Ginger-Garlic-Green Chilli, Onion and Salt. Mix well and sauté.

 

Then, add chopped Tomato and Capsicum and sauté.

 

Add Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli Powder, Coriander Cumin Powder and Kitchenking Masala and continue sautéing on medium flame until Oil starts to get separated around the stuff on flat pan.

 

Then, add little water and cook for 1-2 minutes on medium flame.

 

Then, add marinated Cottage Cheese and continue cooking for 1-2 minutes on medium flame.

 

When cooked well, add Dried Fenugreek Leaves and mix very well.

 

Remove prepared stuff on a serving plate.

 

Sprinkle Fresh Coriander Leaves to garnish.

 

Serve Fresh and Hot with Roti, Naan or Paratha of choice.

 

Paneer cooked on Tava… Tava Paneer…

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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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Madeleines – French Butter Cake

Preparation time 10 minutes

Baking time 20 minutes

Yield 20 Pcs approx.

 

Ingredients:

Refined White Wheat Flour (maida) 150g

Butter 50g

Condensed Milk 200g

Powder Sugar 2 tbsp

Baking Powder 1 ts

Baking Soda ½ ts

Milk ½ cup

Mix Fruit Jam 2 tbsp

 

Dry Coconut powder for garnishing

 

Method:

Take in a mixing bowl, Butter, Condensed Milk and Powder Sugar. Mix well.

 

Add Refined White Wheat Flour, Baking Powder and Baking Soda. Mix well.

 

Add Milk and whisk well to prepare thick batter.

 

Fill Madeleines moulds with prepared batter.

 

Preheat oven.

 

Bake at 180° for 20 minutes.

 

Meanwhile…

Heat ½ cup of water in a pan. Add Mix Fruit Jam and mix very well. Leave it to cool off.

 

When Madeleines are baked, remove from oven and leave to cool off then unmould.

 

Dip Madeleines in prepared Mix Fruit Jam.

 

Coat Madeleines with Dry Coconut Powder.

 

Serve Fresh for better taste or store in an airtight container to serve later.

 

Enjoy Buttery Taste of Madeleines…French Butter Cake…

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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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Sabudana Vada

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

For 4 Persons

 

Ingredients:

Tapioca Sago (Sabudana) soaked 1 cup

Potato boiled peeled 2

Ginger-Chilli Paste 1 tbsp

Amaranth Flour 2 tbsp

Lemon ½

Sugar 1 tbsp

Salt to taste

Roasted Peanuts ¼ cup

 

Oil to deep fry

 

Farali Chutney for serving

 

Method:

Crush Roasted Peanuts just to break them. Please don’t crush to coarse powder. Keep a side.

 

Take boiled and peeled Potato in a bowl and mash them.

 

Add soaked Tapioca Sago (Sabudana), Ginger-Chilli Paste, Amaranth Flour, Lemon Juice, Sugar, Salt and crushed Roasted Peanuts. Mix very well. It will become stiff mixture.

 

Make number of balls of prepared mixture and keep a side.

 

Heat Oil to deep fry on high flame.

 

Deep fry all prepared balls in heated Oil to light brownish to make soft or dark brownish to make crunchy. Roll all balls in heated Oil while frying to fry them all around.

 

Serve fresh and hot with Farali Chutney.

 

Make Your Fasting a Feast with Sabudana Vada.

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Aadu no Halvo / Ginger Halvo

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time5 minutes

For 5 Persons

 

Ingredients:

Ghee 1 tbsp

Ginger chopped 100g

Milk Khoya 100g

Sugar ¼ cup

Dry Coconut grated ¼ cup

Almond chips for garnishing

 

Method:

Crush chopped Ginger in wet grinding jar of mixer. Add little milk only if needed.

 

Heat Ghee in a pan. Sauté crushed Ginger.

 

When sautéed well, add Milk Khoya and continue sautéing.

 

When sautéed well, add Sugar and continue cooking on low flame while stirring occasionally until Sugar melts.

 

Add grated Dry Coconut and mix well.

 

Take prepared Halvo on a serving plate.

 

Garnish with Almond Chips.

 

Serve Fresh and Hot.

 

Shoot up Your Body Temperature in Freezing Winter Cold.

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