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..

Aalu Poha Chana Chevdo – Nagpuri Tarri

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 30 minutes

For 2 Persons

Ingredients:

Oil 2 tbsp

Cinnamon Leaves 1

Dry Red Chilli 2

Carom Seeds ½ ts

Mustard Seeds ½ ts

Asafoetida Powder Pinch

Brown Chickpeas boiled 1 cup

Salt to taste

Red Chilli Powder 1 ts

Turmeric Powder ½ ts

Coriander-Cumin Powder 1 ts

Tamarind Water 1 tbsp

Fresh Coriander Leaves 1 tbsp

 

Alu-Poha (Potato-Flattened Rice) for serving

Poha Chevdo for serving

 

Varhadi Masala 1 ts

 

(Varhadi Masala : Star Anise 10 gm, Dry Red Chilli 125 gm, Dry Coriander Granules 250 gm, Cinnamon Leaves 125 gm, Black Pepper Granules 50 gm, Cumin Seeds 50 gm, Caraway Seeds 10 gm, Clove Buds 10 gm, Cinnamon 10 gm, Black Stone Flowers (Dagad Phool / Kalpasi / Chabila) 50 gm, Fenugreek 25 gm, Poppy Seeds 25 gm, Large Cardamom 50 gm, Mace Blades 10 gm. Dried and ground powder of all these listed spices)

 

Method:

Heat Oil in a pan. Add Cinnamon Leaves, Dry Red Chilli, Carom Seeds, Mustard Seeds and Asafoetida Powder. When spluttered, add boiled Brown Chickpeas and mix well. Add Salt, Red Chilli Powder, Turmeric Powder and Coriander-Cumin Powder and Varhadi Masala. Mix well. Add Tamarind Water and mix well. Continue cooking on medium flame for 5-7 minutes. Stir occasionally. Add Fresh Coriander Leaves and mix well. Remove the pan from the flame.

 

Take Alu-Poha on a serving plate. Spread prepared Chickpeas mixture. Sprinkle Poha Chevdo.

 

Serve immediately for fresh taste.

 

 

Morning or Afternoon…

 

Snacking with Nagpuri Tarri Poha…

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.

Baked Wada Pav

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Servings: 6

Ingredients:

For Stuffing:

Oil 1 ts

Mustard Seeds ½ ts

Cumin Seeds ½ ts

Skinned and Split Black Gram 1 tbsp

Ginger-Garlic-Green Chilli 1 tbsp

(chopped)

Curry Leaves 4-5

Turmeric Powder ½ ts

Potato boiled and chopped 2

Fresh Coriander Leaves 1 tbsp

Dry Garlic Chutney 1 tbsp

For Pav (Buns):

Milk 150 ml

Sugar 2 ts

Dry Yeast 1 ts

Refined White Wheat Flour 200 gm

(maida)

Milk Powder 2 tbsp

Salt to taste

Butter 3 tbsp

 

Oil for greasing

 

Milk and Butter for polishing

 

Green Chutney for serving

 

Method:

For Stuffing:

Heat Oil in a pan. Add Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds, Skinned and Split Black Gram, chopped Ginger-Garlic-Green Chilli and Curry Leaves. When sautéed, add Turmeric Powder, boiled Potato, Fresh Coriander Leaves. Mash boiled Potato while mixing well on low flame. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Remove the pan from flame.

 

Prepare number of small balls of prepared stuffing.

 

Coat prepared balls with Dry Garlic Chutney. Keep a side.

For Pav (Buns):

Lukewarm Milk. Add Sugar and Dry Yeast. Mix well. Cover the pan with a lid. Leave it for approx 5 minutes.

Take Refined White Wheat Flour in a bowl. Add Milk Powder and Salt. Mix well. Knead soft dough adding Milk and Yeast mixture. Add Butter and mix well. Rub the dough repeatedly for 5-7 minutes. Leave it to rest for 90 to 120 minutes.

 

Then, take the dough on a rolling board or any hard surface. Punch it for 3-4 minutes.

 

Make number of medium size lumps of dough. One by one, take lump, squeeze and press lightly and tap with a palm to shape it thick round. Put 1 ball of stuffing in the middle of it and wrap it shaping it a ball.

 

Repeat to make number of balls.

 

Grease baking dish with Oil. Put all prepared stuffed balls on a greased baking dish. Leave it for approx 30 minutes. (out of oven).

 

Then, brush Milk on all balls in a baking dish.

 

Pre-heat oven. Bake for 20 minutes at 200°.

 

Brush Butter on all balls after baking.

 

Arrange bakes balls on a serving plate.

 

Serve hot with Green Chutney.

 

Are You Fond of Mumbaiya Wada Pav…!!!???

 

                                                Here is Wada Pav…Sophisticated…Baked Wada Pav…!!!

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.

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…

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