Panchkhadhya

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

Yield 1 cup

 

Ingredients:

Poppy Seeds 2 tbsp

Dry Dates small pcs of 4 dates

Dry Coconut grated ½ cup

Rock Sugar 1 tbsp

Cardamom Powder ½ ts

 

Method:

Pre-heat a non-stick pan.

 

Dry roast Poppy Seeds in pre-heated non-stick pan.

 

Then, crush roasted Poppy Seeds.

 

In crushed roasted Poppy Seeds, add small pieces of Dry Dates and crush again.

 

Then, take it in a bowl.

 

Now, crush Rock Sugar and mix with Poppy Seeds and Dry Dates mixture.

 

Now, dry roast grated Dry Coconut in a pan. Then, mix with prepared mixture.

 

Now, mix Cardamom Powder with prepared mixture.

 

Mix very well.

 

Panchkhadhya is ready.

 

Offer to our beloved and venerable Bappa…Ganpati Bappa…

 

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Aloe Vera Halvo with Bottle Gourd (Dudhi / Lauki)

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 15 minutes

Serving 2

 

Ingredients:

Aloe Vera 100 gm

Ghee 50 gm

Bottle Gourd grated 250 gm

(squeeze grated Bottle Gourd to remove excess water)

Milk ½ cup

Milk Khoya (Mawa) grated 100 gm

Sugar 100 gm

Cashew Nuts ½ cup

Almonds 2 tbsp

Dry Black Grapes (Black Raisins) 1 tbsp

Cardamom granules Powder 1 ts

Nutmeg Powder 1 ts

Dry Ginger Powder 1 tbsp

Method:

Heat Ghee in a pan. Add Aloe Vera and semi fry it. Add grated Bottle Gourd and continue frying on low-medium flame. When moisture of Bottle Gourd gets burnt and starts to look drying, add Milk and cook for some minutes until Milk gets evaporated, add Milk Khoya, Sugar, Cashew Nuts, Almonds, Black Raisins, Cardamom Granules Powder, Nutmeg Powder, Dry Ginger Powder. Keep mixing very well while continue cooking on slow-medium flame until it becomes a soft lump.

 

Remove in a serving bowl.

 

Garnish with pieces of Cashew Nuts, Almonds and Black Raisins.

 

Enjoy Herbal Version of Indian Traditional Recipe…Halvo…

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Akkara Adisil / Akkaravadisal

Preparation time 2 minutes

Cooking time 20 minutes

Serving 1

 

Ingredients:

Rice ¼ cup

Skinned and Split Green Gram 2 tbsp

Milk 1 ltr.

Saffron threads 4-5

Jaggery ¼ cup

Sugar ¼ cup

Ghee 3 tbsp

Cardamom Powder ¼ ts

Cashew Nuts for garnishing

 

Method:

Take ½ ltr. of milk in a bowl. Add Saffron and keep it a side.

 

Pre-heat a non-stick pan on low flame. Roast Rice and Skinned and Split Green Gram together to light brownish on low flame.

 

Take Roasted Rice and Skinned and Split Green Gram in a pressure cooker. Add ½ ltr. of milk. Pressure cook up to 2 whistles. Leave pressure cooker to cool down.

 

Mash the pressure cooked stuff just inside the pressure cooker. Then add Jaggery and Sugar. Mix well and cook on low flame for 3-4 minutes. Cook keeping the stuff in pressure cooker but don’t close it with lid. Stir it occasionally.

 

Add Milk with Saffron, Cardamom Powder and Ghee. Continue cooking on low flame while stirring occasionally until it thickens. Then remove the pressure cooker from the flame.

 

Remove prepared stuff in a serving bowl.

 

Garnish with Cashew Nuts.

 

Yo Yo Yummy…Surely Sweety…Purely Holy…

 

Hello…Don’t Serve…Offer…to the Lord Vishnu…

 

One of the Best Offering / Prasadam / Nivedhyam to the Lord Vishnu…by Tamilians…

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Walnut Banana Hummus

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

For 2 Persons

 

Ingredients:

Walnut 10

Ripe Banana  ½

Honey 1 ts

White Chickpeas (Kabuli Chana) soaked ¼ cup

Salt pinch

 

Method:

Take soaked White Chickpeas in a pressure cooker. Add enough water approx 2 cups.

 

Pressure cook to 8 to 10 whistles.

 

Then, leave pressure cooker to cool off.

 

Then, remove White Chickpeas with water from pressure cooker and leave it to cool off.

 

Then, strain and separate water and White Chickpeas and keep both of them a side.

 

Cut slices of Ripe Banana and put them in deep freezer and make them frozen.

 

Now, take Walnut in a jar of mixer and crush to fine powder.

 

Add frozen Banana slices. Crush it again.

 

Now, add White Chickpeas and little water separated from it. Crush it again.

 

Now, add Honey and Salt. Crush it again.

 

Serve Fresh with Fruits and / or Biscuits.

 

Very nutritious Hummus with Walnut and Banana Flavour.

 

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Madeleines – French Butter Cake

Preparation time 10 minutes

Baking time 20 minutes

Yield 20 Pcs approx.

 

Ingredients:

Refined White Wheat Flour (maida) 150g

Butter 50g

Condensed Milk 200g

Powder Sugar 2 tbsp

Baking Powder 1 ts

Baking Soda ½ ts

Milk ½ cup

Mix Fruit Jam 2 tbsp

 

Dry Coconut powder for garnishing

 

Method:

Take in a mixing bowl, Butter, Condensed Milk and Powder Sugar. Mix well.

 

Add Refined White Wheat Flour, Baking Powder and Baking Soda. Mix well.

 

Add Milk and whisk well to prepare thick batter.

 

Fill Madeleines moulds with prepared batter.

 

Preheat oven.

 

Bake at 180° for 20 minutes.

 

Meanwhile…

Heat ½ cup of water in a pan. Add Mix Fruit Jam and mix very well. Leave it to cool off.

 

When Madeleines are baked, remove from oven and leave to cool off then unmould.

 

Dip Madeleines in prepared Mix Fruit Jam.

 

Coat Madeleines with Dry Coconut Powder.

 

Serve Fresh for better taste or store in an airtight container to serve later.

 

Enjoy Buttery Taste of Madeleines…French Butter Cake…

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Aadu no Halvo / Ginger Halvo

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time5 minutes

For 5 Persons

 

Ingredients:

Ghee 1 tbsp

Ginger chopped 100g

Milk Khoya 100g

Sugar ¼ cup

Dry Coconut grated ¼ cup

Almond chips for garnishing

 

Method:

Crush chopped Ginger in wet grinding jar of mixer. Add little milk only if needed.

 

Heat Ghee in a pan. Sauté crushed Ginger.

 

When sautéed well, add Milk Khoya and continue sautéing.

 

When sautéed well, add Sugar and continue cooking on low flame while stirring occasionally until Sugar melts.

 

Add grated Dry Coconut and mix well.

 

Take prepared Halvo on a serving plate.

 

Garnish with Almond Chips.

 

Serve Fresh and Hot.

 

Shoot up Your Body Temperature in Freezing Winter Cold.

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Thaggu ke Laddu

Ingredients:

For Sweet Powder:

Sugar 1 cup

Ghee 1 ts

 

For Laddu:

Ghee ½ cup

Cumin Seeds 1 ts

Semolina ½ cup

Khoya ½ cup

Dry Fruits ½ cup

(Cashew Nuts, Almonds, Pistachio, Raisins)

 

Method:

For Sweet Powder:

Take Sugar and Ghee in a pan and mix well.

 

Add water enough to cover Sugar in pan.

 

Put pan on low-medium flame and stir occasionally and prepare 3 string syrup.

 

When 3 string syrup is ready, switch off the flame and continue stirring prepared syrup for few minutes until it becomes like dry powder.

 

Sieve it.

 

Sweet Powder is ready. Keep a side to use later.

 

For Laddu:

Heat 1 ts of Ghee in a pan.

 

Add Cumin Seeds and roast well.

 

When Cumin Seeds are roasted well, remove from pan and leave it to cool off. Then, crush it coarse.

 

Heat 1 ts of Ghee again in the same pan.

 

Add Dry Fruits and roast well. Keep a side when roasted.

 

Heat 2 ts of Ghee again in the same pan.

 

Add Semolina and roast well to light brownish. Keep a side when roasted.

 

Heat 2 ts Ghee again in the same pan.

 

Add Khoya and roast it well to light brownish. Keep a side when roasted.

 

Take all roasted ingredients in a mixing bowl. Add prepared Sweet Powder. Mix well.

 

Add Ghee gradually as needed and mix very well.

 

Make number of small balls.

 

Serve fresh or store to serve anytime later.

 

Special Sweet…

 

Thaggu K Laddu…

 

from the biggest state of India…Uttar Pradesh…

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Oats and Walnut Chikki

Preparation time 0 minutes

Cooking time 15 minutes

Yield 15 pcs approx.

 

Ingredients:

Oats 1 cup

Walnut ½ cup

Jaggeri ½ cup

Ghee 1 tbsp

Chocolate to garnish

 

Method:

Pre-heat a non-stick pan on low flame. Roast Oats in pre-heated pan. Take care of not burning. Roast just to burn the moisture in it. Keep a side.

 

Pre-heat a non-stick pan on low flame. Roast Walnuts in pre-heated pan. Take care of not burning. Roast just to burn the moisture in it. Keep a side.

 

Grease with Ghee a mould plate.

 

Take Jaggery and Ghee in a pan. Put it on low flame. Stir slowly and continuously while on flame until Jaggery is melted completely. Then, add roasted Oats and Walnuts. Mix well while on low flame and remove the pan from the flame.

 

Set prepared mixture in a greased mould plate.

 

Garnish with Chocolate and leave it to cool down.

 

Cut in pieces of size and shape of choice.

 

No Need to Leave the Terrace to Go for Lunch…

Continue with Kites…

Feed up with Oats and Walnut Chikki…

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Sweet Sesame Bite

Preparation time 0 minutes

Cooking time 15 minutes

Yield 12-15 pcs

 

Ingredients:

Sesame Seeds black             1 cup

Ghee                                       1 tbsp

Condensed Milk                      200 ml

Pistachio for garnishing

 

Method:

Pre-heat a non-stick pan on low flame. Roast black Sesame Seeds in pre-heated pan on low flame. Take care of not burning. Just roast to make them dry and crunchy. Leave it to cool down.

 

Take roasted black Sesame Seeds in a dry grinding jar of mixer. Grind it to coarse powder.

 

Grease with Ghee a mould plate.

 

Heat Ghee in a pan on low flame. Add black Sesame Seeds Powder. Stir and roast in Ghee. Add Condensed Milk. Stir slowly and continuously on low flame until it thickens.

 

Set prepared mixture in a greased mould plate. And leave it to cool down.

 

Sprinkle Pistachio for garnishing.

 

Cut in pieces of size and shape of choice.

 

Celebrate Kite Festival Munching Sweet Sesame Bite…

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Sukhdi Cake

Preparation time 10 minutes

Baking time 30 minutes

Yield 500g

 

Ingredients:

Whole Wheat Flour ¾ cup

Oats Powder ¼ cup

Dried Ginger Powder 2 tbsp

Cardamom Powder ½ ts

Mix Dry Fruits ½ cup

(Cashew Nuts, Almods, Walnut, Black Raisins, Sunflower Seeds)

Ghee ½ cup

Jaggery ½ cup

Curd ½ cup

Milk ½ cup

Baking Powder 1 ts

Baking Soda ½ ts

Coconut and Flax Seeds for garnishing

 

Ghee and Whole Wheat Flour for greasing and dusting cake mould

 

Method:

Take in a mixing bowl, Whole Wheat Flour, Oats Powder, Dried Ginger Powder and Cardamom Powder. Mix well and sieve it.

 

Take in another mixing bowl, Ghee and Jaggery. Mix well.

 

Add Curd and Milk. Mix well.

 

Add Baking Powder and Baking Soda. Mix well.

 

Add Whole Wheat Flour mixture and mix very well.

 

Add Mix Dry Fruits and mix well.

 

Grease a cake mould with Ghee and dust it with Whole Wheat Flour.

 

Fill cake mould with prepared batter.

 

Sprinkle Coconut and Flax Seeds to garnish.

 

Preheat oven.

 

Bake at 180° for 30 minutes.

 

After baking, leave it to cool off.

 

Unmould and serve.

Sukhdi is a traditional sweet gifted by Gujarati Baa (mothers) for good health of family.

 

Combination of Whole Wheat Flour, Jaggery and Ghee provides lot of health benefits to strengthen muscles and improve blood circulation.

 

Giving a twist to traditional healthy Sukhdi

 

We make it a modern sweet…

 

Sukhdi Cake…

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