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)

Tava Schezwan Rice – Pan Rice Schezwan

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 20 minutes

For 2 Persons

 

Ingredients:

Oil 2 tbsp

Garlic chopped 1 tbsp

Ginger grated 1 tbsp

Onion chopped 1

Capsicum chopped 1

Carrot chopped 1

Cabbage chopped  ½ cup

Cauliflower chopped ½ cup

Salt to taste

Monosodium Glutamate-MSG Pinch

(Aji-No-Moto)

Schezwan Masala  2 tbsp

Rice boiled or steamed 1 cup

Onion Rings and Capsicum Rings for garnishing

Method:

Heat oil on a flat pan. Add Garlic, Ginger and Onion. When partially fried, add Capsicum, Carrot, Cabbage and Cauliflower. Mix well while cooling on high flame. No water please. When partially cooked, Add Salt, MSG and Schezwan Masala. Mix well. Add boiled or steamed Rice. Toss to mix well while cooking on high flame for 3-4 minutes.

 

Garnish with Onion Rings and Capsicum Rings.

 

Serve with Schezwan Soup.

 

Enjoy Irresistible Rice in Chinese Flavour.

Cheesy Makhaniya

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Baking time: 20 minutes

Servings: 10

Ingredients:

Butter 50 gm

Refined White Wheat Flour 100 gm

Cumin Seeds 1 ts

Black Pepper Powder ¼ ts

Baking Powder Pinch

Cheese cubes 8-10

Salt to taste

 

Method:

In a bowl, take Butter, Cumin Seeds, Black Pepper Powder, Baking Powder and Salt. Mix very well. Keep adding little Refined White Wheat Flour gradually, knead semi stiff dough.

 

Take little dough, make a ball. Press and pamper to expand it. Put one cube of Cheese in the middle of it. Wrap the Cheese cube and give ball shape. Prepare number of balls of dough.

 

Put all balls in refrigerator to set.

 

Pre-heat a paniyaram pan. Put all balls on pre-heated pan. Cover the pan with a lid. After 10 minutes, open the lid and turn over the balls. Cover the pan with a lid again. Check after 8-10 minutes. When balls get brownish, remove the pan from the flame and remove balls in a plate.

 

Alternatively, bake for 20 minutes @180º in pre-heated oven.

 

Serve with Tea or Coffee.

 

Enjoy…Softy…Smoothie…Cheesy…Buttery…Yummy…

Cucumber Bite

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 3 minutes

Servings: 9

 

Ingredients:

Cucumber 3

Cheese Cube 1

Fresh Coriander Leaves 1 tbsp

Olives chopped rings of 1-2 olives

For Stuffing:

Oil 1 ts

Garlic chopped 1 ts

Onion chopped 1

Ginger chopped ½ ts

Green Chilli chopped 1

Baked Beans ½ cup

Tomato Ketchup 1 tbsp

Chilli Flakes ½ ts

Oregano ½ ts

Salt to taste

 

Method:

For Stuffing:

Heat Oil in a pan. Add chopped Garlic, Onion, Ginger and Green Chilli. When fried, add Baked Beans, Tomato Ketchup, Chilli Flakes, Oregano and Salt. Mix well. Cook on medium flame for 4-5 minutes.

 

Assembling:

Cut Cucumber in approx 1 inch thick round pieces. Using a knife, remove little part from the middle of each piece. Take care of not making the whole through.

 

Fill in prepared stuffing. Sprinkle little Cheese shred on it. Put 1 or 2 Olive ring. Sprinkle Fresh Coriander Leave.

 

Arrange all pieces on a serving plate.

 

Serve Fresh to have its best taste.

 

Express Your Love…Feed Your Loved One with Bite…Cucumber Bite…

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…

Fruit Ball in Custard Sauce

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Servings: 5

Ingredients:

Milk 500 ml

Sugar ¼ cup

Custard Powder 2 tbsp

Tinned Pineapple ¼ cup

Bread Slices 5

Apple 1

Naseberry (Chikoo) 1

Banana ripe 1

Mango ripe 1

Pomegranate granules 2 tbsp

Rose Syrup for garnishing

 

Method:

Take 300 ml Milk in a bowl. Add Sugar and boil it.

 

Take ½ cup Milk and mix Custard Powder in it very well. Please don’t leave any lump. Then, add this in boiled Milk and boil it again for 4-5 minutes on medium flame while stirring occasionally to prevent boil over.

 

Leave it to cool down to room temperature.

 

Add Tinned Pineapple and refrigerate it for 45-60 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare other stuff.

 

Fine chop all fruits.

 

Cut to remove hard borders of all Bread Slices. Dip Bread Slices in Milk and squeeze to remove access Milk from Bread Slices.

 

Put some finely chopped Fruits in the middles of a Bread Slice and fold it to ball shape. Repeat to make balls from all Bread Slices.

 

Arrange prepared balls on serving plates. Pour refrigerated Custard Sauce over balls on plates.

 

Serve Cold.

 

You always DRINK Mocktail (Fruit Cocktail)…

 

Here is Fruit-tail to EAT

 

with Custard Sauce to LICK

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.

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…

Dariya na Ladu – Roasted Chickpeas Laddu

Prep.10 min., Servings 6

Ingredients:

            Roasted Chickpeas (Dariya)-skinned and split          1 cup

            Ghee                                                                           ½ cup

            Jaggery like thick powder (not lumps)                       2 tbsp

            Fine Powder of Roasted Chickpeas (skinned and split) for garnishing

Method:

Crush skinned and split Roasted Chickpeas in a dry blending jar or your mixer. Crush it to coarse texture. Remove in a bowl after crushing.

Add melted Ghee and Jaggery. Mix very well

Make number of balls of size and shape of your choice.

Sprinkle fine powder of Roasted Chickpeas.

Serve Fresh.

Can be stored in dry and normal temperature place.

Enjoy Simple, Healthy and Energetic Laddu in Indian Winter.

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