Apple Cup Cake

Preparation time 5 min.

Cooking time 10 min.

Yield 12 cupcakes

 

Ingredients:

Apple 1

Sugar ½ cup

Fresh Butter ½ cup

Wheat Flour 1 cup

Baking Powder 1 ts

Baking Soda ¼ ts

Milk ½ cup

Walnut chopped 1 tbsp

Dried Black Currant 1 tbsp

Walnut pieces for garnishing

 

Method:

Peel an Apple and grate.

 

Take grated Apple and Sugar in a pan and cook on low flame just to melt Sugar. Leave it to cool off.

 

Just melt Fresh Butter and add in Apple-Sugar mixture.

 

Take Wheat Flour, Baking Powder and Baking Soda altogether and sieve. Then, add to Apple mixture and mix well.

 

Add Milk, chopped Walnut and Dried Black Currant and mix well. Cupcake batter is ready.

 

Arrange Cupcake liner on a microwave safe tray. Fill in all Cupcake liner with prepared Cupcake batter to half leaving space in liners to puff up.

 

Garnish each Cupcake with pieces of Walnut.

 

Microwave for 3 minutes at high power.

 

Leave them inside the Microwave to rest for 30 seconds, just half a minute. Then remove out of Microwave.

 

Serve Fresh.

 

What a Healthy Cupcake with Apple Flavour to get out of Boredom.

 

NOTE : IF YOU ARE USING OTG INSTEAD OF MICROWAVE, BAKE FOR 25 MINUTES..

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)

Mukari

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

For 4 Persons

 

Ingredients:

Rice Flour 1 cup

Refined White Wheat Flour (Maida) 1 cup

Yeast 1 tbsp

Milk 1 cup

Sugar 3 tbsp

Ghee 3 tbsp

Fresh Vanilla Pod 1

Oil to deep fry

Powder Sugar, Nuts and Honey for garnishing

Method:

Take Yeast in a small bowl. Add 1 tbsp of Sugar and little water. Leave it for approx 5 minutes.

 

Cut Vanilla Pod vertically from the middle. Use knife to remove the pulp from the cuts and collect in a small bowl.

 

Take Rice Flour and Refined White Wheat Flour in a bowl. Add Yeast mixture and Milk. Prepare thick batter. Leave it for 3-4 hours to get fermented. Then, add Ghee, 2 tbsp of Sugar and Vanilla Pod Pulp. Mix well.

 

Heat oil in deep fry pan. Put number of small lumps in heated oil and deep fry well. Turn over while deep frying to be fried all around. When fried, remove from the oil and keep on kitchen tissues for 1-2 minutes only to get extra oil absorbed. Take Powder Sugar on a plate. One by one, roll fried lumps in Powder Sugar to get them coated well.

 

Arrange coated lumps on a serving plate. Garnish the serving spreading Honey on them and sprinkle Nuts to give a rich looks to the plate.

 

Serve Fresh.

 

Sweeten Your Celebrations with African Sweets.

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.

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…

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…

Kaju Kulfi – Cashew Nuts Kulfi

Preparation time: 2 minutes

Cooking time:  5 minutes

Servings: 12 Kulfi

Ingredients:

Milk                                     500ml

Condenses Milk                 200ml

Cashew Nuts                     75g

 

Method:

Soak Cashew Nuts in approx. 250 ml Milk for at least 1 hour.

 

Take soaked Cashew Nuts in a wet blending jar of mixer. Crush it to fine paste.

 

Take remaining Milk in a pan and put it on flame to boil. When it starts to boil, add Condensed Milk. Continue to boil on low-medium flame while stirring occasionally. When it is boiled very well, add Cashew Nuts paste and mix well. Switch off the flame.

 

Leave this mixture to cool off to room temperature.

 

Fill prepared mixture in number of Kulfi moulds.

 

Keep all Kulfi moulds in a deep freezer to set for 7 to 8 hours.

 

Serve chilled.

 

Summer heat allows you to lick Yummy…Creamy…Sweety…Softy…Cashew Nuts Kulfi…

Healthy Sweet Bars

Prep.5 min., Cooking time 25 min., Servings 6

Ingredients:

            Oats                                        ¼ cup

            Walnut chopped                      ¼ cup

            Corn Flakes crushed              ¼ cup

            Wheat Flour                            ¾ cup

            Baking Powder                       ¼ ts

            Soda-bi-Carb                          ¼ ts

            Butter                                      ¼ cup

            Brown Sugar                           ¼ cup

            Honey                                     2 tbsp

            Condensed Milk                      ¼ cup

            Vanilla Essence                      ¼ ts

            Gems (Cadbury’s product)     ¼ cup

Method:

With Wheat Flour, mix Baking Powder and Soda-bi-Carb and sieve.

In a bowl, mix Butter and Brown Sugar and whisk it. Add Honey and whisk again. Add Condensed Milk, Vanilla Essence, Oats, chopped Walnut and crushed Corn Flakes. Mix very well.

Grease a baking dish with Butter. Fill the prepared mixture in the greased baking dish and press the mixture in the baking dish. Arrange Gems on the top to garnish.

Bake in pre-heated oven for 25 minutes at 150°.

Leave it to cool down. Then cut it and serve.

Let Children Enjoy Their Favourite Sweet with Healthy Stuff.

Sandwich Pizza

Prep.15 min., Cooing time 10 min., Servings 3

Ingredients:

For Stuffing:

            Butter                                                  1 ts

            Oil                                                        1 ts

            Ginger-Garlic-Chilli Paste                   1 ts

            Onion chopped small                          1

            Capsicum chopped pieces                 of 1 capsicum

            Carrot chopped small cubes               of 1 carrot

            Tomato chopped small                       1

            Cabbage grated                                  ½  cup

            Tomato Ketchup                                 2 tbsp

            Pavbhaji Masala                                 1 ts

            Chilli Flakes                                         1 ts

            Oregano                                              1 ts

            Red Chilli Powder                               1 ts

            Bread Crumb                                      1 ts

            Salt to taste

Other Ingredients:

            Mini Pizza Buns                                  6

            Butter                                                  5-6 tbsp

            Cheese                                                10-12 cubes

            Olives whole of slices                         5-6

            Jalapeno (Chilli Pepper) round slices of 1 Jalapeno

Soft Drink for serving

Method:

For Stuffing:

Heat Oil and Ghee in a pan. Add Ginger-Garlic-Chilli Paste. Add Onion, Capsicum, Tomato, Cabbage and Carrot. Sprinkle Salt and stir slowly to mix well on slow-medium flame for 3-4 minutes. Add Pavbhaji Masala, Chilli Flakes, Oregano, Red Chilli Powder and mix well stirring slowly. Pour Ketchup spreading all around and sprinkle Bread Crumb. Stir slowly while continue cooking on slow-medium flame. Cook for 2-3 minutes only. Remove the pan from the flame. Keep a side to use later.

For Assembling:

Apply Butter on Mini Pizza Bun. Make a layer of prepared stuffing on it. Arrange Olives and Jalapeno on top of that. Grate Cheese spreading on top. Put another Mini Pizza bun on top of this. Grill it using sandwich maker.

Serve fresh with any soft drink of choice.

Enjoy the Feelings of Two Snacks in One…Sandwich and Pizza…Sandwich Pizza.

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