Lila Chana ni Biryani

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 15 minutes

For 2 Persons

 

Ingredients:

Rice soaked ½ cup

Cinnamon 1 pc

Clove buds 4

Cinnamon Leaf 1

Cardamom 2

Fresh Mint Leaves 2 tbsp

Oil 2 tbsp

Ginger 1 pc

Green Chilli 2

Spring Garlic 2 tbsp

Cumin Seeds ½ ts

Onion chopped 1

Capsicum chopped 1

Green Chickpeas ½ cup

Salt to taste

Spinach Puree ¼ cup

Garam Masala ½ ts

Fresh Coriander Leaves 1 tbsp

 

Fresh Coriander Leaves and Onion Rings to garnish.

 

Method:

Take soaked Rice in a pan. Add Cinnamon, Clove buds, Cinnamon Leaf, Cardamom, Fresh Mint Leaves and Salt. Mix well. Add 1 ½  cup of water and put the bowl on medium flame. When Rice is cooked, strain excess water and remove all Khada Masala (Cinnamon, Clove buds, Cinnamon Leaf, Cardamom, Fresh Mint Leaves).

 

Take Ginger, Green Chilli and Spring Garlic in a wet grinding jar of mixer. Crush it to fine paste.

 

Heat Oil in a pan. Add Cumin Seeds, prepared fine paste, chopped Onion and chopped Capsicum. Sauté it well.

 

Add Green Chickpeas and Salt. Mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes on medium flame.

 

When Green Chick peas are cooked, add Spinach Puree and Garam Masala. Mix well.

 

Add prepared Rice and Fresh Coriander Leaves. Mix well taking care of not mashing Rice.

 

Take in a serving bowl.

 

Sprinkle Fresh Coriander Leaves and put Onion Ring to garnish.

 

Serve Fresh and Hot.

 

Biryani is One of The Most Popular Indian Dish around The World…

 

This is Healthier Fusion of Biryani with Green Chickpeas…

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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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Urad Dal Thick Soup / Husked Split Black Gram Thick Soup

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 20 minutes

Servings 2

 

Ingredients:

Husked Split Black Gram ½ cup

Husked Split Green Gram 2 tbsp

Black Pepper 4-5

Cinnamon 1 pc

Clove buds 4-5

Cinnamon Leaf 1

Cardamom 2

Ginger fine chopped 1 ts

Green Chilli fine chopped 2

Salt to taste

 

For tempering:

Ghee 1 tbsp

Garlic fine chopped 1 ts

Fresh Coriander Leaves 1 tbsp

Lemon to taste

 

Method:

In a non-stick pan, take and roast, Husked Split Black Gram, Husked Split Green Gram, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Clove buds, Cinnamon Leaf and Cardamom. Roast Split Black Gram and Split Green to brownish. Switch off flame.

 

Add water enough to cover the stuff and leave to get soaked for 10-15 minutes.

 

Take this mixture in a pressure cooker, add fine chopped Ginger, fine chopped Green Chilli and Salt and pressure cook to 5 whistles.

 

Blend it with a blender to fine crush and strain it to collect water in a pan.

 

Heat Ghee in a pan on low flame.

 

Add finely chopped Garlic and sauté and add it in prepared soup.

 

Boil soup for 2-3 minutes.

 

Add Lemon Juice and mix well.

 

Take it in a serving bowl.

 

Sprinkle Fresh Coriander Leaves.

 

Serve Fresh and Hot.

 

Have Protein Rich, Delicious and Tantalizing Soup…Urad Dal Thick Soup…

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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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Crispy Sweet Potato

Preparation time 15 minutes

Cooking time 5 minutes

Baking time 15 minutes

Servings 5

 

Ingredients:

Sweet Potato boiled and mashed 2

Ghee 4 tbsp

Sugar 5-6 tbsp

Cardamom Powder 1 ts

 

Method:

Heat Ghee on low flame.

 

Add boiled and mashed Sweet Potato and sauté.

 

Add Sugar and continue sautéing.

 

Add Cardamom Powder, mix well and remove from the pan.

 

Leave it to cool off.

 

Fill it in the piping bag.

 

Spill it out from piping bag on a baking dish in a tree shape.

 

Pre-heat oven. Bake for 15 minutes at 200°.

 

Remove from baking dish and put it on a serving plate.

 

Serve Sweet and Crispy.

 

Enjoy Soft Sweet Potato…as Crispy…

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Pinni

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 30 minutes

Servings 2

 

Ingredients:

Skinned and Split Black Gram ½ cup

(soaked and crushed)

Ghee ½ cup

Semolina 1 tbsp

Whole Wheat Flour 1 tbsp

Milk Khoya shredded ½ cup

Cardamom granules crushed 1 ts

Cashew Nuts and Almonds pieces ¼ cup

Sugar ½ cup

 

Method:

Melt ¼ cup of Ghee in a non-stick pan on low flame.

 

Add Semolina and Whole Wheat Flour and roast while stirring slowly and continuously. Roast it to light brownish.

 

Add shredded Milk Khoya and continue roasting while continuous stirring.

 

Add crushed Skinned and Split Black Gram and continue roasting while stirring continuously. Keep adding little Ghee occasionally while roasting. Roast to light brownish.

 

When roasted well, add crushed Cardamom granules, pieced of Cashew Nuts and Almonds.

 

Mixture is ready.

 

Remove the pan from the flame and keep a side.

 

Take Sugar and ½ cup water in a pan and heat it on medium flame while stirring slowly and continuously. Prepare 1 string syrup.

 

Add prepared Sugar syrup in prepared mixture and mix well.

 

Leave it for few minutes to cool it down. Please, don’t let it cool down completely.

 

When cooled down somehow, prepare number of small balls.

 

Arrange on a serving plate.

 

Serve Fresh or Later.

 

Freshen up mouth after having spicy meal…with this Punjabi special dessert…PINNI…

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Healthy Squares

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 20 minutes

Servings 10

 

Ingredients:

Semolina (Ravo-Suji) ½ cup

Oats ½ cup

Oil 2 tbsp

Onion finely chopped 1

Green Peas 2 tbsp

Carrots finely chopped 2 tbsp

Capsicum finely chopped 2 tbsp

Green Chilli finley chopped 1 tbsp

Salt to taste

Mixed Herbs ½ ts

Lemon Juice 2 ts

Potato boiled and mashed 1

Fresh Coriander Leaves                1 tbsp

Fresh Mint Leaves 1 tbsp

Cheese                 10g

Oil to shallow fry

Ketchup for serving

 

Method:

Dry roast Semolina and Oats on non-stick pan and keep a side.

 

Heat Oil in a pan. Add finely chopped Onion, Carrots, Capsicum, Green Chilli and Green Peas. Sauté well.

 

Add Salt, Mixed Herbs and Lemon Juice. Mix well.

 

Add dry roasted Semolina and Oats. Sauté a bit.

 

Add 1 ½ cup of water and cook on low-medium flame. When no excess water remains, switch off the flame.

 

Add boiled and mashed Potato, Fresh Coriander Leaves, Fresh Mint Leaves and Cheese. Mix well.

 

Take prepared mixture on a plate and spread it and leave it for a while to cool off.

 

When it is cooled off, cut it in number of Squares.

 

Shallow fry all Squares.

 

Serve fresh and hot with ketchup.

 

Make your precious holiday worth to relax and enjoy something differently tasteful snacks.

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Limda na Bhajiya-Neem Frittes

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 5 minutes

For 2 Persons

 

Ingredients:

For Batter:

Gram Flour 1 cup

Rice Flour 2 tbsp

Salt to taste

Turmeric Powder ½ ts

Soda-bi-Carb pinch

Lemon Juice ½ ts

 

For Bhajiya:

Neem with petiole (leafstalk)

 

Oil to deep fry

 

Tea or Coffee for serving

 

Method:

Take in a mixing bowl, Gram Flour and Rice.

 

Add Salt, Turmeric Powder and Soda-bi-Carb. Mix well.

 

Add Lemon Juice and mix well.

 

Add little water as needed to prepare thick batter.

 

Heat Oil to deep fry on medium flame.

 

Dip Neem with petiole in prepared batter and put in heated Oil.

 

Flip fritters in Oil occasionally to fry them well all around.

 

Fry them to light brownish.

 

Serve Fresh and Hot with Hot Tea or Coffee.

 

BHAJIYA is MUST for GUJARATIs when it is raining.

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Lemon Coriander Cauliflower Rice

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

Servings 2

 

Ingredients:

Oil 1 tbsp

Ginger-Garlic-Chilli 1 tbsp

(finely chopped)

Onion finely chopped 1

Cauliflower 300g

Vegetable Stock Cube 1

Rice partially cooked 1 cup

Salt to taste

Lemon Zest ½ ts

Fresh Coriander Leaves chopped ¼ cup

Lemon Juice ½ ts

 

Method:

Wash, clean and grate Cauliflower.

 

Take ½ cup of water in a pan and put it on medium flame. Dilute Vegetable Stock Cube in it.

 

Heat Oil in a pan.

 

Add finely chopped Ginger, Garlic, Chilli, Onion and sauté.

 

Add grated Cauliflower.

 

Add Vegetable Stock Cube water. Cook it for 2-3 minutes.

 

Add partially cooked Rice and Salt. Mix well. Cover with a lid and cook.

 

When it is cooked, add Lemon Zest, Fresh Coriander Leaves and Lemon Jiuce. Mix well.

 

Serve Fresh and Hot.

 

Make Rice better Delicious with Zest of Lemon, Freshness of Coriander Leaves and Yummy Cauliflower.

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