Baked Wada Pav

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Servings: 6

Ingredients:

For Stuffing:

Oil 1 ts

Mustard Seeds ½ ts

Cumin Seeds ½ ts

Skinned and Split Black Gram 1 tbsp

Ginger-Garlic-Green Chilli 1 tbsp

(chopped)

Curry Leaves 4-5

Turmeric Powder ½ ts

Potato boiled and chopped 2

Fresh Coriander Leaves 1 tbsp

Dry Garlic Chutney 1 tbsp

For Pav (Buns):

Milk 150 ml

Sugar 2 ts

Dry Yeast 1 ts

Refined White Wheat Flour 200 gm

(maida)

Milk Powder 2 tbsp

Salt to taste

Butter 3 tbsp

 

Oil for greasing

 

Milk and Butter for polishing

 

Green Chutney for serving

 

Method:

For Stuffing:

Heat Oil in a pan. Add Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds, Skinned and Split Black Gram, chopped Ginger-Garlic-Green Chilli and Curry Leaves. When sautéed, add Turmeric Powder, boiled Potato, Fresh Coriander Leaves. Mash boiled Potato while mixing well on low flame. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Remove the pan from flame.

 

Prepare number of small balls of prepared stuffing.

 

Coat prepared balls with Dry Garlic Chutney. Keep a side.

For Pav (Buns):

Lukewarm Milk. Add Sugar and Dry Yeast. Mix well. Cover the pan with a lid. Leave it for approx 5 minutes.

Take Refined White Wheat Flour in a bowl. Add Milk Powder and Salt. Mix well. Knead soft dough adding Milk and Yeast mixture. Add Butter and mix well. Rub the dough repeatedly for 5-7 minutes. Leave it to rest for 90 to 120 minutes.

 

Then, take the dough on a rolling board or any hard surface. Punch it for 3-4 minutes.

 

Make number of medium size lumps of dough. One by one, take lump, squeeze and press lightly and tap with a palm to shape it thick round. Put 1 ball of stuffing in the middle of it and wrap it shaping it a ball.

 

Repeat to make number of balls.

 

Grease baking dish with Oil. Put all prepared stuffed balls on a greased baking dish. Leave it for approx 30 minutes. (out of oven).

 

Then, brush Milk on all balls in a baking dish.

 

Pre-heat oven. Bake for 20 minutes at 200°.

 

Brush Butter on all balls after baking.

 

Arrange bakes balls on a serving plate.

 

Serve hot with Green Chutney.

 

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Masala Banana Fry – Spiced Banana Fry

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

For 2 persons

 

Ingredients:

Raw Banana peeled 2

Rice Flour 2 tbsp

Turmeric Powder Pinch

Red Chilli Powder 1 ts

Black Pepper Powder ½ ts

Curry Leaves crushed ½ tbsp

Tamarind Pulp 1 ts

Sugar powder 1 ts

Salt to taste

Oil to Deep Fry

For Topping:

Fresh Coconut grated ½ cup

Roasted Salted Peanut 2 tbsp

Fresh Coriander Leaves 1 tbsp

Pomegranate granules 2 tbsp

Chat Masala 1 ts

Salt to taste

Sugar 1 ts

Lemon Juice ½ lemon

Black Pepper Powder ½ ts

Method:

In a bowl, take Rice Flour, Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli Powder, Black Pepper Powder, crushed Curry Leaves, Tamarind Pulp, Sugar Powder and Salt. Add very little water. Mix well. Should become like thick paste.

 

In another bowl, take all ingredients for Topping and mix well. Keep a side for later use.

 

Cut peeled Raw Banana in a thin slice shape. Roll Banana slices in prepared Rice Flour mixture.

 

Deep Fry Spiced Banana slices. Spread on plain paper to get additional oil absorbed. Set on a serving plate.

 

Spread prepared Topping stuff on Banana slices on a serving plate.

 

Forget French Fry and Try Spiced Banana Fry.

Dal ka Dulha

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

For 4 persons

Ingredients:

For Dulha:

Whole Wheat Flour 1 cup

Carom Seeds ¼ ts

Salt to taste

For Dal:

Skinned and Split Pigeon Peas 1 cup

(soaked for 1 hour)

Salt to taste

Turmeric Powder ½ ts

Garlic buds 3

Ginger 1 small piece

Asafoetida Powder  Pinch

For Tempering:

Ghee 2 tbsp

Cumin Seeds ½ ts

Dry Red Chilli 1

Asafoetida Powder Pinch

Garlic finely chopped ½ ts

Onion finely chopped 1

Tomato finely chopped 1

Salt to taste

Garam Masala ½ ts

Fresh Coriander Leaves

Mango Powder ½ ts

 

Method:

For Dulha:

Take Whole Wheat Flour in a bowl. Add Carom Seeds and Salt. Mix well. Knead stiff dough adding water gradually as needed.

 

Roll number of small round thick puri.

 

Fold each Puri from either 2 sides or 4 sides to give Dulha shape as images below:

For Dal:

Take soaked Skinned and Split Pigeon Peas in a pressure cooker. Add Salt, Turmeric Powder, Garlic buds, Ginger and Asafoetida Powder. Add some water and boil on high flame. When it get boiled partially, add prepared Dulha and pressure cook to 2 whistles.

 

Let pressure cooker cool down.

 

For Tempering:

Heat Ghee in a pan. Add Cumin Seeds, Dry Red Chilli and Asafoetida Powder. When spluttered, add finely chopped Garlic and Onion and sauté. Add finely chopped Tomato and sauté.

 

Add this tempering immediately in Dal in pressure cooker.

 

Put pressure cooker on medium flame. Add Salt, Garam Masala, Mango Powder and Fresh Coriander Leave. Mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes only.

 

Take in a serving bowl.

 

Sprinkle Fresh Coriander Leaves.

 

Serve Hot with Rice.

 

Enjoy Very Nutritious Dal ka Dulha from the North Indian State…Uttar Pradesh.

Imli Cooler – Tamarind Cooler

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Serving 1

Ingredients:

Tamarind Pulp ¼ cup

Sugar ¼ cup

Fresh Coriander Leaves 1 tbsp

Fresh Mint Leaves 10 leaves

Black Salt Powder ½ ts

Cumin Powder ½ ts

Orange Juice 1 cup

Aerated Water 1 glass

(Sparkling Water Or Soda Water)

Ice Cubes 8-10

Method:

Take Tamarind Pulp in a pan. Add Sugar and put pan on low-medium flame. Stir it occasionally. When Sugar is melted, remove the pan from flame and leave it to cool down.

 

Then, take it in a muddle bowl. Add Fresh Coriander Leaves, Fresh Mint Leaves, Black Salt Powder and Cumin Powder. Muddle it very well.

 

Then, take this well muddled stuff in a serving glass. Add 4-5 Ice Cubes. Pour Orange Juice to fill the glass up to ¾ and fill the glass to full with Aerated Water and 4-5 Ice Cubes.

 

Serve Fresh to Feel Re-Freshed in Hot Summer…

Muri Masala and Muri Mamra – Muri Murmura

For Muri Masala:

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Yield 150g

For Muri Mamra – Muri Murmura:

Cooking time 5 minutes

For 2 persons

For Muri Masala:

Ingredients:

Cumin Seeds ¼ cup

Coriander granules ¼ cup

Nigella Seeds 1/8 cup

(Kalonji)

Dry Red Chilli 8-10

Cinnamon Leaves 8-10

Black Salt Powder 1/8 cup

White Pepper Powder 1/8 cup

Mango Powder 1/8 cup

 

Method:

On low flame, in a non-stick pan, dry roast Cumin Seeds, Coriander granules and Nigella Seeds.

 

When roasted somehow, add Dry Red Chilli and Cinnamon Leaves. Continue roasting.

 

When it gets brownish while roasting, remove from flame.

 

Leave it to cool off.

 

Take it in a dry grinding jar of mixer and crush to fine powder.

 

Add Black Salt Powder, White Pepper Powder and Mango Powder. Mix very well.

 

Store it in an air-tight container to use when needed.

 

It will be useful to make you TASTY food item TASTIER…in Bengali way…

For Muri Mamra – Muri Murmura:

Ingredients:

Oil (preferably Mustard Oil) 2 tbsp

Asafoetida Powder ½ ts

Curry Leaves 10

Peanuts ¼ cup

Roasted Skinned and Split Gram ¼ cup

Muri Mamra (Murmura) 4 cup

Muri Masala 1 tbsp

Salt to taste

 

Method:

Heat Oil in a pan. Add Asafoetida Powder and Curry Leaves.

 

Add Peanuts and roast it well.

 

Add Roasted Skinned and Split Gram and roast it well.

 

Add Muri Mamra and roast it well while mixing well.

 

Add Muri Masala and Salt. Mix well.

 

Serve it freshly cooked to enjoy the real taste.

 

Make Your Relaxing Holiday Tasteful…

 

Bengali Way…

 

with…

 

Quickly Prepared…

 

Differently Delicious…

 

with…

 

Muri Mamra with Muri Masala…

Khoya Jalebi

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Servings: 20

 

Ingredients:

For Sugar Syrup:

Sugar 1 cup

Cardamom Powder ¼ ts

Saffron threads 4-5

 

For Jalebi:

Milk Khoya grated 1 cup

Refined White Wheat Flour (Maida) ½ cup

Milk ½ cup

Ghee to fry

 

Almond chips for garnishing.

 

Cooked Flattened Rice (Poha) for serving.

 

Method:

For Sugar Syrup:

Take Sugar with ½ cup of water in a pan. Put it on medium flame. When it begins to thicken, mix Cardamom Powder and Saffron threads and remove the pan from flame.

 

Sugar Syrup is ready. Keep it a side to use later.

 

For Jalebi:

Take Milk and grated Milk Khoya in a wet grinding jar of your mixer. Just churn it for 8-10 seconds. Take it into a bowl. Add Refined White Wheat Flour gradually while stirring very well to prepare thick and smooth batter with no lump in it.

 

Fill this batter in a piping bag and keep a side.

 

Heat Ghee for frying in a frying pan. From piping bag, pour batter in heated Ghee in a multi-circular shape. Make number of such multi-circular shaped Jalebi in heated Ghee.

 

Deep fry them on medium flame. Flip carefully to fry both sides of Jalebi. Deep fry to light brownish for soft Jalebi and light red for crunchy Jalebi.

 

When fried, remove from fry pan and immediately dip in prepared Sugar Syrup and arrange on a serving plate. Please don’t make heap.

 

Garnish with sprinkle of Almond chips.

 

Serve Hot with Cooked Flattened Rice (Poha).

 

Enjoy Sweet and Lip Licking Jalebi…

Khichdi with Osaman

For Kichdi:

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

For 2 persons

For Osaman:

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

For 2 persons

Ingredients:

For Khichdi:

Rice ¼ cup

Skinned and Split Pigeon Peas ¼ cup

Ghee 1 tbsp

Cinnamon 1 small piece

Clove buds 5

Cumin Seeds 1 ts

Asafoetida Powder Pinch

Water 1 ltr.

Turmeric Powder ½ ts

Salt to taste

For Osaman:

Buttermilk 1 cup

Ghee 1 tbsp

Cinnamon 1 small piece

Clove buds 5

Mustard Seeds ½ ts

Cumin Seeds ½ ts

Asafoetida Powder Pinch

Cinnamon Leaf 1

Dry Red Chilli 2

Curry Leaves 10

Ginger grated 1 ts

Green Chilli chopped 1

Gram Flour 1 tbsp

Turmeric Powder ½ ts

Red Chilli Powder 1 ts

Salt to taste

Jaggery 1 tbsp

Fresh Coriander Leaves 1 tbsp

 

Roasted Papadam and Fresh Buttermilk for serving

 

Method:

For Khichdi:

Wash Rice and Skinned and Split Pigeon Peas very well and soak separately for at approx 2 hours.

 

Heat Ghee in a pan. Add Cinnamon, Clove Buds, Cumin Seeds and Asafoetida Powder. When spluttered, add Water, Turmeric Powder and Salt. Increase the flame to high. When it starts to boil, add Soaked Rice and Skinned and Split Pigeon Peas including their soaking water to have all their nutrients in Khichdi. Continue boiling on medium flame. Stir slightly occasionally only if needed to prevent boil over. It might take 8-10 minutes to get Khichdi cooked. Check Rice granules whether cooked taking little in a spoon from boiling Khichdi. When it is cooked, remove the pan from the flame and strain and collect strained water in a sauce pan or bowl to use further for Osaman.

 

Leave Khichdi in strainer for few more minutes to let excess water strained.

 

For Osaman:

Take the bowl of strained water of Khichdi. Add Buttermilk. For best taste, keep volume of strained water and buttermilk equivalent.

 

Heat Ghee in a pan. Add Cinnamon, Clove buds, Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds, Asafoetida Powder, Dry Red Chilli, Cinnamon Leaf, Curry Leaves, grated Ginger and chopped Green Chilli. When crackled, add Gram Flour and mix very well. Please don’t leave any lump of Gram Flour.

 

Add prepared mixture of strained water of Khichdi and Buttermilk. Add Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli Powder, Jaggery and Salt. Boil it well while stirring occasionally to mix everything very well.

 

Remove it in a serving bowl.

 

Sprinkle Fresh Coriander Leaves.

 

For Serving:

Fill prepared Khichdi in a small plastic or glass bowl to full. Press lightly with a spoon to level the top surface. Cover this bowl with a serving plate facing down on the bowl. Turn it over carefully holding the plate and bowl tightly together. Pick the bowl slowly.

 

Yes, that’s it. Nicely shaped Khichdi heap is served beautifully on the plate. Keep a bowlful of prepared Osaman a side of the plate.

 

Serve Hot with Roasted Papadam and a Glass of Fridge Cold Buttermilk.

 

It’s Just a Myth…that…Gujarati Food is Fatty…

 

                                    Enjoy This Very Nutritious Gujarati Khichdi…

 

                                                            With All Intact Nutrients in Osaman….

Shahi Dal Tukda

Prep.5 min., Cooking time 30 min., Servings 6

Ingredient:

For Topping:

            Skinned and Split Pigeon Peas boiled            1 cup

            Ghee                           1 tbsp

            Cashew Nuts              2 tbsp

            Almonds                      2 tbsp

            Raisins                        1 tbsp

            Sugar                          3 tbsp

            Cardamom Powder    Pinch

For Sugar Syrup:

            Sugar                          ½ cup

            Saffron            Threads          5-6

            Cardamom Powder    Pinch

For Shahi Tukda:

            Bread Slices                4

            Ghee to fry

Edible Silver Foil and Nuts to garnish.

Rabadi for serving.

Method:

For Topping:

Heat Ghee in a pan on low flame. Add Cashew Nuts and Almonds and roast well. When roasted, add Raisins and boiled Skinned and Split Pigeon Peas. Stir fry. Add Sugar and continue cooking on low flame. When Sugar is diluted, add Cardamom Powder. Mix well. Remove from the flame. Keep a side.

For Sugar Syrup:

In a pan, take ½ cup of Sugar. Add little water enough to cover Sugar in the pan. Put it on low-medium flame to melt Sugar.

For Shahi Tukda:

Cut all Bread Slices in round shape.

Heat Ghee in a pan on low flame. Pan fry all Bread Slices. Then, dip in prepared Sugar Syrup and keep on a plate.

Set topping with prepared mixture for Topping. Garnish with Edible Silver Foil.

Arrange prepared Shahi Tukda on a serving plate. Sprinkle some Nuts.

Serve with Rabadi.

Give a Royal Touch to Ordinary Bread…Feed Shahi Dal Tukda…

Kaju Kulfi – Cashew Nuts Kulfi

Preparation time: 2 minutes

Cooking time:  5 minutes

Servings: 12 Kulfi

Ingredients:

Milk                                     500ml

Condenses Milk                 200ml

Cashew Nuts                     75g

 

Method:

Soak Cashew Nuts in approx. 250 ml Milk for at least 1 hour.

 

Take soaked Cashew Nuts in a wet blending jar of mixer. Crush it to fine paste.

 

Take remaining Milk in a pan and put it on flame to boil. When it starts to boil, add Condensed Milk. Continue to boil on low-medium flame while stirring occasionally. When it is boiled very well, add Cashew Nuts paste and mix well. Switch off the flame.

 

Leave this mixture to cool off to room temperature.

 

Fill prepared mixture in number of Kulfi moulds.

 

Keep all Kulfi moulds in a deep freezer to set for 7 to 8 hours.

 

Serve chilled.

 

Summer heat allows you to lick Yummy…Creamy…Sweety…Softy…Cashew Nuts Kulfi…

Healthy Sweet Bars

Prep.5 min., Cooking time 25 min., Servings 6

Ingredients:

            Oats                                        ¼ cup

            Walnut chopped                      ¼ cup

            Corn Flakes crushed              ¼ cup

            Wheat Flour                            ¾ cup

            Baking Powder                       ¼ ts

            Soda-bi-Carb                          ¼ ts

            Butter                                      ¼ cup

            Brown Sugar                           ¼ cup

            Honey                                     2 tbsp

            Condensed Milk                      ¼ cup

            Vanilla Essence                      ¼ ts

            Gems (Cadbury’s product)     ¼ cup

Method:

With Wheat Flour, mix Baking Powder and Soda-bi-Carb and sieve.

In a bowl, mix Butter and Brown Sugar and whisk it. Add Honey and whisk again. Add Condensed Milk, Vanilla Essence, Oats, chopped Walnut and crushed Corn Flakes. Mix very well.

Grease a baking dish with Butter. Fill the prepared mixture in the greased baking dish and press the mixture in the baking dish. Arrange Gems on the top to garnish.

Bake in pre-heated oven for 25 minutes at 150°.

Leave it to cool down. Then cut it and serve.

Let Children Enjoy Their Favourite Sweet with Healthy Stuff.

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