Lila Chana no Halvo – Green Chickpeas Halvo

Preparation time 15 minutes

Cooking time 15 minutes

For 2 persons

 

Ingredients:

Green Chickpeas 1 cup

Milk 1 cup

Ghee ½ cup

Milk Khoya grated 100 gm

Sugar 100 gm

Cardamom Powder Pinch

Almond Flakes for garnishing

 

Method:

Take Milk in a saucepan. Add Green Chickpeas. Boil on low-medium flame. Stir it occasionally to avoid boiling over of Milk. When Green Chickpeas are softened enough, remove the saucepan from the flame. Strain it. Let Green Chickpeas cool off somehow. Then mash boiled Green Chickpeas.

 

Heat Ghee in a pan. Add mashed Green Chickpeas and semi fry stirring it slowly taking care of not getting it burnt. Add grated Milk Khoya, Sugar and Cardamom Powder. Mix well and cook well until the stuff becomes soft loaf.

 

Arrange the loaf on a serving plate.

 

Garnish with Almond Flakes.

 

Serve Fresh and Hot.

 

Enjoy Very Healthy, Iron, Vitamin and Protein Rich, Green Chickpeas Halvo, to Revitalise your Lousy Body in Cold Winter.

Aloe Vera Halvo – Aloe Vera Pudding

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 20 minutes

For 4 Persons

Ingredients:

Aloe Vera 100 gm

Ghee 100 gm

Milk 1 cup

Milk Khoya 200 gm

Sugar 100 gm

Edible Gum fried ½ cup

Almond broken pieces ½ cup

Nutmeg Powder 1 ts

Cardamom Powder 1 ts

Dried Ginger Powder 1 tbsp

Poppy Seeds 1 tbsp

 

Method:

Heat Ghee on low flame. Roast Aloe Vera brownish.

 

Then, increase the flame to medium. add Milk. Milk will curdle. Continue on medium flame while stirring until the separated water from Milk is steamed away.

 

When no water is seen, add Milk Khoya and continue until Milk Khoya is cooked well.

 

Add Sugar and continue stirring on medium flame until the mixture becomes thick.

 

Reduce the flame to low. Add fried Edible Gum, broken pieces of Almonds, Nutmeg Powder, Cardamom Powder, Dried Ginger Powder and Poppy Seeds. Mix very while on low flame for 2-3 minutes.

 

Take a lump of Aloe Vera Halvo on a serving plate.

 

Garnish with sprinkle of Almond Flakes and Poppy Seeds.

 

Consume Aloe Vera…Make Health Your Wealth…

Rasiya Muthiya – Saucy Fist

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

For 2 persons

 

Ingredients:

For Fist (Muthiya):

Whole Wheat Flour ½ cup

Gram Flour ¼ cup

Grated Bottle Gourd ½ cup

Oil 1 tbsp

Turmeric Powder ½ ts

Red Chilli Powder ½ ts

Salt to taste

Soda-bi-Carb Pinch

For Sauce (Ras):

Buttermilk 2 cup

Gram Flour 1 tbsp

Oil 2 tbsp

Mustard Seeds 1 ts

Cumin Seeds 1 ts

Asafoetida Powder Pinch

Curry Leaves 5-6

Garlic Chutney homemade 1 ts

Turmeric Powder ½ ts

Salt to taste

Fresh Coriander Leaves 1 tbsp

 

Onion Rings for garnishing

 

Method:

For Fist (Muthiya):

Take Whole Wheat Flour and Gram Flour in a bowl. Add Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli Powder, Salt and Soda-bi-Carb. Mix well. Add Oil and mix well. Add grated Bottle Gourd. Mix well and knead semi stiff dough. Add very little water only if needed.

 

For Sauce (Ras):

Take Buttermilk in a bowl. Add ½ cup of Water and Gram Flour. Mix very well. Please don’t leave any lump of Gram Flour. If it needs, use blender.

 

Heat Oil in a pan. Add Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds, Asafoetida Powder and Curry Leaves. When spluttered, add Garlic Chutney and Turmeric Powder and mix well. Add prepared mixture of Buttermilk and Salt. Set flame to high. When it starts to boil, put number of small fist of prepared Dough in boiling Sauce. Continue boiling for 8-10 minutes on high flame. Partially cover the pan with a lid while boiling.

 

When fists are cooked, Saucy Fist (Rasiya Muthiya) is ready.

 

Transfer in a serving bowl.

 

Garnish with sprinkle of Fresh Coriander Leaves and Onion Rings.

 

Serve Hot.

 

Enjoy One More Mouth Filling and Satisfying Gujarati Healthy Dish…Saucy Fist…Famous as Rasiya Muthiya…

Schezwan Noodles

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

For 2 persons

 

Ingredients:

Vermicelli of Wheat 1 cup

Oil 1 tbsp

Ginger-Garlic-Chiili finely chopped 1 tbsp

Spring Onion finely chopped 3

(exclude leaves)

French Beans finely chopped 2 tbsp

Carrot finely chopped 1 tbsp

Capisicum finely chopped 1

Schezwan Sauce 2 tbsp

Black Pepper Powder ½ ts

Salt to taste

Vinegar ½ ts

Fresh Coriander Leaves 1 tbsp

Leaves of Spring Onion finely chopped 1 tbsp

 

Method:

Take 2 cup of water in a pan and put it on flame. When water becomes hot, add ½ ts of Oil and little Salt. When water starts to boil, add Vermicelli of Wheat. When Vermicelli softens, remove the pan from the flame and strain the water. Keep Vermicelli a side.

 

Heat Oil in a pan. Add finely chopped Ginger-Garlic-Chilli. When sautéed, add finely chopped Spring Onion, French Beans, Carrot and Capsicum. Stir and sauté. When sautéed, add Schezwan Sauce, Black Pepper Powder and Salt. Mix well. Add Vinegar and mix well. Cook on low flame for 3-4 minuntes.

 

Then, add Vermicelli and mix well. Add very little water only if it is needed. When mixed well, remove the pan from the flame. Make sure not to leave excess water.

 

Take it on a serving plate or in a serving bowl.

 

Garnish with sprinkle of Fresh Coriander Leaves and finely chopped Leaves of Spring Onion.

 

Serve Hot to Enjoy the Fresh Taste.

 

Want Schezwan Noodle…!!!???

No Need of Instant Noodles from the Supermarket…

No Need to Go to Chinese Restaurant…

Just have it in your own kitchen…

Masala Noodles / Spiced Wheat Noodles

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

For 2 persons

 

Ingredients:

Oil 1 ½ ts

Cumin Seeds ½ ts

Onion chopped 1

Tomato chopped 1

Green Chutney 2 tbsp

Tomato Ketchup 1 tbsp

Noodles Masala 1 tbsp

Vermicelli of Wheat 1  cup

Salt to taste

Onion Rings for garnishing.

 

Method:

Take 2 cup of water in a pan and put it on flame. When water becomes hot, add ½ ts of Oil and little Salt. When water starts to boil, add Vermicelli of Wheat. When Vermicelli softens, remove the pan from the flame and strain the water. Keep Vermicelli a side.

 

Heat 1 ts Oil in a pan. Add Cumin Seeds. When spluttered, add chopped Onion. When sautéed, add chopped Tomato and stir. When sautéed, add Green Chutney, Tomato Ketchup, Noodles Masala and Salt. Mix well and cook on low flame for 3-4 minutes.

 

Then, add Vermicelli and mix well. Add very little water only if it is needed. When mixed well, remove the pan from the flame. Make sure not to leave excess water.

 

Remove it on a serving plate or in a serving bowl.

 

Garnish with Onion Rings.

 

Serve Hot.

 

Spiced up and Tempered…to make it satisfying…Spiced Wheat Noodles…

Mix Vegetable Samosa Pinwheels

Preparation time 20 minutes

Cooking time 20 minutes

Servings 15 Samosa

 

Ingredients:

For Dough:

Refined White Wheat Flour (Maida) 1 cup

Oil 3 tbsp

Carom Seeds ¼ ts

Salt to taste

For Stuffing:

Potato boiled and mashed 2

Green Peas boiled ¼ cup

Mix Vegetables finely chopped 1 cup

(preferably Coli Flower, Carrot, Capsicum)

Oil 1 tbsp

Mustard Seeds ½ ts

Cumin Seeds ½ ts

Asafoetida Powder Pinch

Garlic Paste 1 ts

Ginger Paste 1 ts

Green Chilli chopped 1 ts

Fresh Mint Leaves 2 tbsp

Fresh Coriander Leaves 2 tbsp

Salt to taste

Turmeric Powder ½ ts

Red Chilli Powder ½ ts

Black Salt Powder ¼ ts

Mango Powder ¼ ts

Garam Masala ½ ts

 

Corn Flour for coating ½ cup

Oil for deep frying

Home made Green and Red Chutney for serving

 

Method:

For Dough:

Take Refined White Wheat Flour in a bowl. Add Carom Seeds and Salt. Mix well. Add Oil and mix well. Knead semi stiff dough adding water gradually as needed.

 

For Stuffing:

Heat Oil in a pan. Add Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds, Asafoetida Powder and Fresh Mint Leaves. When crackled, Add finely chopped Mix Vegetables and Salt. Mix well and cook for 7-8 minutes on medium flame while flipping occasionally. When Vegetables are cooked, add chopped Green Chilli, Garlic Paste, Ginger Paste and mix well. Add Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli Powder, Black Salt Powder, Mango Powder and Garam Masala and mix well. Add boiled and mashed Potato, boiled Green Peas and Fresh Coriander Leaves. Mix well. Remove the pan from the flame. Stuffing is ready.

 

Take a big lump of prepared Dough and roll big round and thin chapatti of it. Spread 2-3 tbsp of prepared Stuffing on it. Roll chapatti to wrap stuffing on it. Cut this stuffed roll in small pieces which will look like wheels.

 

Repeat to finish prepared Dough and Stuffing.

 

Heat Oil for deep frying.

 

One by one, coat all wheel shaped pieces with Corn Flour and deep fry. Turn over occasionally and slowly to deep fry all sides very well. Deep fry to light or dark brownish to your taste.

 

Serve Hot with Home made Green and Red Chutney.

 

Any Doubt whether this is Samosa…!!! Triangular is Traditional…but Wheels are Trendy…

Bread Pudding of Leftover Sweets

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

Servings 4

 

Ingredients:

Leftover Sweets                      100 gm

(Kaju Katri, Peda etc.)

Milk                                          1 cup

Cream                                     1 cup

Bread Slices                            10

Dry Nuts mixed                       2 tbsp

(Cashew Nuts, Raisins etc.)

Sweet Bundi                            1 cup

Sugar Caramel for garnishing

 

Method:

Take Leftover Sweet and Milk in wet grinding jar of mixer. Blend it well. Remove it in a pan. Add Cream and put the pan on flame to boil. Stir while boiling to avoid boil over. Boil until it thickens.

 

Cut to remove hard border of all Bread Slices and make square pieces of Bread Slices.

 

Grease baking dish with Ghee or Butter.

 

Arrange half of pieces of Bread Slices on a greased baking dish. Pour half of prepared Sweet mixture all over Bread pieces on baking dish. Sprinkle mixed some Dry Nuts and Sweet Bundi.

 

Repeat to make another layer.

 

Pre-heat oven. Bake for 20 minutes at 180°.

 

After baking, take it in 1 or 2 serving cups. Sprinkle Sugar. Caramelize Sugar with kitchen torch.

 

Serve Fresh and Hot. Also, it can be served fridge cold.

 

After big festive season, all we have some sweets leftover by guests and children.

 

Now you have the simple recipe to make leftover sweets more delicious and sweeter.

 

Enjoy Sweet of Sweets…Pudding of Leftover Sweets…

Shahi Shikanji

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

Servings 2

 

Ingredients:

Milk 1 cup

Sweetened Condensed Milk ¼ cup

Saffron threads 3-4

Nutmeg Powder Pinch

Mace Blade Powder Pinch

(Javantri in Gujarati)

Cardamom Powder Pinch

Hung Curd ¼ cup

Milk Cream 1 tbsp

Cashew Nuts pieces ½ tbsp

Almonds chips ¼ tbsp

Pistachio pieces ¼ tbsp

Raisins ¼ tbsp

 

Method:

Take Milk and Sweetened Condensed Milk in a pan and put it on medium flame to boil. When it starts to boil, add Saffron threads, Nutmeg Powder, Mace Blade Powder, Cardamom Powder and continue boiling while stirring occasionally and reducing-increasing flame to boil it repeatedly until it becomes thick.

 

Then, leave it to cool down and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

 

Take it in a blending jar of your mixer. Add Hung Curd and Milk Cream. Just churn it for 5-7 seconds only.

 

Mix Cashew Nuts pieces, Almonds chips, Pistachio pieces and Raisins.

 

Refrigerate it for at least 1 hour.

 

Take it in a serving glass.

 

Garnish with few pieces of Cashew nuts and Pistachio.

 

Serve chilled.

 

Just Chill Out with Chilled Shashi Shikanji…

 

The Royal Gift from the Core State of India…Madhya Pradesh…

Khas Kash Badam ni Khir / Almond Kheer

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

Serving 1

 

Ingredients:

Ghee 1 ts

Poppy Seeds 2 tbsp

Milk 1 cup

Condensed Milk 2 tbsp

Almond Paste 1 tbsp

Almond Chips ¼ cup

Cardamom Powder ¼ ts

Almond Chips and Holy Basil Leaves for garnishing

 

Method:

Heat Ghee in a pan on low flame.

 

Add Poppy Seeds and roast well.

 

Add Milk and boil while stirring occasionally.

 

Add Condensed Milk, Almond Paste, Almost Chips and Cardamom Powder and continue boiling on low-medium flame while stirring occasionally to prevent boil over until it becomes little thick.

 

Remove it in a serving bowl.

 

Garnish with few Almond Chips and 1 or 2 Holy Basil Leaves.

 

Serve Hot and Fresh.

 

Enjoy Healthy and Energising Almond Kheer.

Mooli Salsa / Daikon Salsa

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 5 minutes

For 2 persons

 

Ingredients:

Oil 1 ts

Garlic Buds 5-6

Green Chilli chopped 1-2

Onion chopped 1

Daikon (Mooli) chopped small 1

Capsicum chopped 1

Tomato finely chopped 2

Salt to taste

Fresh Coriander Leaves ½ cup

Tomato Ketchup 2 tbsp

Vinegar 1 ts

Tabasco Sauce ½ ts

Oregano 1 ts

Chilli Flakes 1 ts

 

Nachos for serving

 

Method:

Heat Oil in a pan. add Garlic Buds, chopped Green Chilli, Onion, Daikon and Capsicum. When sautéed, add chopped Tomato and Salt. Mix well. Cover the pan with a lid. Cook on low flame for 7-8 minutes. Remove the pan from flame and leave it to cool down.

 

Then, take cooked stuff in a bowl of chopper. Chop partially.

 

Add Fresh Coriander Leaves, Tomato Ketchup, Vinegar, Tabasco Sauce, Oregano and Chilli Flakes. Chop again well.

 

Top Nachos with this Salsa for better taste.

 

Sparkle the Taste of Nachos with Daikon Salsa…

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