Pan Masala Mukhwas / Betel Mixture Mouth Freshener

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 2 minutes

Yield 300g

 

Ingredients:

Mithi Paan (Dark Green Betel Leaves) 10

Kapoori Paan (Light Green Betel Leaves) 10

Abrus Precatorious Leaves (Abrus Leaves) ¼ cup

(In Gujarati-Chanothi Paan)

Rose Petals of 1 rose

Fennel Seeds ½ cup

Sugar Lump Powder (Sakar no Powder) 1 tbsp

Hira Moti (Ready available sweet pan masala) ¼ ts

Rose Water 1 tbsp

Roasted split Coriander Seeds (Dhana Dal) ½ cup

Rose Petal Jam ½ cup

Sweetened Areca Nut cutting (Sali Supari) ½ cup

Dry Coconut shred 1 tbsp

Tutti Fruitty ½ cup

Flavoured Dry Date pieces ½ cup

Flavoured Cardamom granules 1 tbsp

Minaxi Chutney (Ready available sweet paste) 1 ts

Liquorice Root Powder ½ ts

(Jethi Madh Powder)

Kattha ¼ ts

 

Method:

Tear Mithi Paan and Kapoori Pan in small pieces.

 

Take torn Mithi Paan and Kapoori Paan in a microwave compatible bowl.

 

Add Rose Abrus Leaves, Rose Petals, Fennel Seeds, Sugar Lump Powder, Hira Moti and Rose Water. Mix well.

 

Microwave for 2 minutes.

 

Add all remaining ingredients. Mix well.

 

Leave it cool down for 5 to 10 minutes.

 

When it is room temperature, store in dry and cool place.

 

Whatever is Your Meal…

End up with Mouth Freshening Pan Masala Mukhwas…

An Ultimate Mouth Freshener…

Methi Sev nu Shak – Fenugreek Curry with Gram Flour Vermicelli

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 30 minutes

For 2 Persons

Ingredients:

For Gram Flour Vermicelli (Sev):

Gram Flour 1 cup

Oil 1 ts

Turmeric Powder ½ ts

Red Chilli Powder ½ ts

Salt to taste

For Curry:

Oil 2 tbsp

Mustard Seeds ½ ts

Cumin Seeds ½ ts

Asafoetida Powder Pinch

Fenugreek granules ½ cup

(boiled)

Garlic Paste ½ ts

Red Chilli Powder 1 ts

Turmeric Powder ½ ts

Coriander-Cumin Powder 2 ts

Salt to taste

Jaggery 1 ts

 

Fresh Coriander Leaves for garnishing

Paratha for serving

 

Method:

For Gram Flour Vermicelli (Sev):

Take ¼ cup of water in a bowl. Add Oil, Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli Powder and Salt. Mix well. Add Gram Flour and knead dough. It will become soft dough. Fill it in Kitchen Press machine with Vermicelli . Keep it a side.

 

For Curry:

Heat Oil in a pan. Add Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds and Asafoetida Powder. When spluttered, add boiled Fenugreek granules, Garlic Paste, Red Chilli Powder, Turmeric Powder, Coriander-Cumin Powder and Salt. Mix well and cook on medium flame for 3-4 minutes. Add approx 2 glasses of water and Jaggery and boil it. When water starts to boil, using Kitchen Press machine, fall Gram Flour Vermicelli direct in boiling water spreading all over, not making heap. Continue cooking on medium flame until excess water steam away and Vermicelli is boiled well. It may take approx 8-10 minutes.

 

Take it in a serving bowl.

 

Garnish with Fresh Coriander Leaves.

 

Leave it to cool down to room temperature.

 

No Need to Miss Curry even on Non-cooking Day celebration…Shitla Satam…

 

Be Healthy with Fenugreek

 

mixed with

 

Tasty Gram Flour Vermicelli…with Paratha…

Mitho Lolo – Sweet Flat Bread

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 15 minutes

Servings 10

Ingredients:

Sugar ½ cup

Cardamom granules of 3-4 cardamom

Whole Wheat Flour 1 cup

Ghee 2 tbsp

Oil to deep fry

 

Sugar Powder and Dry Rose Petals for garnishing.

 

Method:

Take Sugar and Cardamom granules in a pan. Add ½ cup of water and boil on medium flame until Sugar is diluted.

 

Take Whole Wheat Flour in a bowl. Add Ghee and mix well. Knead very stiff dough adding prepared Sugar-Cardamom water gradually as needed.

 

Roll number of thick round Roti of prepared dough. Cut number of small rounds from rolled Roti with a cookie cutter or a lid with sharp edge.

 

Heat Oil to deep fry. Deep fry all small round cuts in heated Oil. Flip occasionally to fry both sides well. Deep fry to dark brownish to make crispy.

 

Arrange them on a serving plate.

 

Sprinkle Sugar Powder over them and arrange 1-2 Dry Rose Petal on each. Pour 3-4 drops of prepared Sugar-Cardamom syrup over each of them.

 

Leave them to cool down to room temperature.

 

Serve anytime later.

 

Make Your Shitla Satam day a Sweet Day with Mitho Lolo…Sweet Flat Bread…

 

(Shitla Satam is a Hindu Festival Day which is celebrated in the name of one of The Hindu Goddess and the day is celebrated as Non-cooking day)

Cheese Spinach Khandvi

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

For 2 persons

Ingredients:
Spinach Puree ½ cup
Buttermilk sour 2 cup
Gram Flour 1 cup
Salt to taste
Cheese Spread 3 tbsp
Chilli Flakes ½ ts
Oregano ½ ts
Butter 1 ts
Garlic Paste 1 ts

Method:
Take Spinach Puree in a bowl. Add sour Buttermilk, Gram Flour and Salt. Whisk it well. Make sure of no lump.

Take prepared mixture in a deep round bottom pan. Put the pan on low flame. Cook it while stirring occasionally as needed to avoid lumps until mixture thickens.

Spread prepared thickened mixture on an open wide plate. Spread the Spread Cheese over it. Sprinkle little Chilli Flakes and Oregano. Leave it cool down for 10-15 minutes.

Cut in strips. Roll each strip. Khandvi is ready.

Heat Butter in a pan. Add Garlic Paste, Chilli Flakes and Oregano. When sautéed, pour this tempering on prepared Khandvi.

Serve Fresh and Hot to Enjoy the Real Taste of Spinach in Khandvi.

Enjoy Traditional Gujarati Savoury with Twist…

Oats Rava Dhokla – Oats Dhokla

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

For 2 persons

 

Ingredients:

Oat Powder ½ cup

Semolina ½ cup

Spinach Puree ½ cup

Green Chilli Paste ½ ts

Ginger Paste ½ ts

Curd ¼ cup

Salt to taste

Fruit Salt 1 ts

Oil for greasing

For Tempering:

Oil 1 tbsp

Mustard Seeds ½ ts

Cumin Seeds ½ ts

Sesame Seeds 1 ts

Curry Leaves 4-5

Dry Red Chilli 2

Fresh Coriander Leaves for garnishing

 

Method:

In a mixing bowl, take Oats Powder, Semolina, Spinach Puree, Green Chilli Paste, Ginger Paste and Curd. Mix well. Add little water as needful, approx ½ cup. Mix very well.

 

Leave it to rest for 10 minutes.

 

Then add Salt and Fruit Salt and mix well.

 

Grease steamer plate and bowls with Oil. Fill in greased plate and bowls with prepared mixture.

 

Preheat steamer for 5-7 minutes. Arrange prepared steamer plate and bowls inside the steamer.

 

Steam it for 10-12 minutes on high flame.

 

Remove plate and bowls out of steamer and keep a side.

 

For Tempering:

Heat Oil in a pan. Add Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds, Sesame Seeds, Curry Leaves and Dry Red Chilli. When crackled, pour this tempering on steamed Dhokla in the plate and bowl.

 

Cut Dhokla in the plate and remove from plate and bowls.

 

Serve hot with tomato ketchup or homemade green chutney.

 

Enjoy Healthy Oats in Gujarati Dhokla.

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.

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…

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….

Instant Suji Dhokla – Instant Rava Dhokla – Instant Semolina Dhokla

Prep.5 min., Cooking time 20 min., for 2 Persons

Ingredients:

                Semolina                             1 cup

                Curd                                      1 cup

                Ginger-Chilli Paste           1 ts

                Salt to taste

                Fruit Salt                              1 tbsp

                Oil                                           2 tbsp

                Mustard Seeds                 1 ts

                Dry Red Chilli                      2

                Sesame Seeds                   1 ts

                Curry Leaves                      5

                Green Chilli chopped      2

                Fresh Coriander Leaves for garnishing

Method:

Take Semolina in a mixing bowl.

Add Curd and littler as needful to prepare batter for Dhokla. Leave it to rest for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, take water in a steamer and put it on flame to boil.

Put an Oil greased plate in the steamer.

In Dhokla batter, add Salt, Gigner-Chilli Paste and Fruit Salt. Mix well.

Pour prepared batter in the plate in heated steamer.

Cover the steamer and steam for 15 minutes.

When steamed, remove the plate from the steamer and leave it to cool off.

When cooled off, cut prepared Dhokla in medium size pieces.

Heat Oil in a pan.

Add Mustard Seeds, Dry Red Chilli, Sesame Seeds, Curry Leaves and chopped Green Chilli.

When crackled, pour all over prepared Dhokla.

Garnish with Fresh Coriander Leaves.

Take few pieces on a serving plate.

Serve Fresh for its best taste.

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