Triranga Pulao / Tri Coloured Pilao

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

Servings 3

 

Ingredients:

Boiled or Steamed Rice 3 cup

(Excess rice after meal)

For White Rice:

Butter 2 tbsp

Cumin Seeds 1 ts

Cashew Nuts 1 tbsp

Tutti Fruitty 1 tbsp

Salt to taste

For Green Rice:

Green Chutney 3 tbsp

For Red Rice:

Butter 2 tbsp

Onion finely chopped 1

Garlic Paste 1 ts

Beet Root grated 1 tbsp

Tomato Puree ½ cup

Salt to taste

Garam Masala 1 ts

Red Chilli Powder 1 ts

Tomato Ketchup 1 ts

 

Butter for Greasing.

 

Tomato Ketchup for garnishing.

 

Method:

For White Rice:

Take 1 cup of Rice in a bowl. Add Butter, Cumin Seeds, Cashew Nuts, Tutti Fruitty and Salt. Mix well. Keep a side.

 

For Green Rice:

Take 1 cup of Rice in a bowl. Add Green Chutney and mix well. Keep a side.

 

For Red Rice:

Heat Butter in a pan. Add finely chopped Onion. When Onion softens, add Garlic Paste. When sautéed, add Tomato Puree, grated Beet Root, Salt, Garam Masala, Red Chilli Powder. Mix well. Cook for 3-4 minutes on medium flame. Add Tomato Ketchup and mix well. Add 1 cup of Rice. Mix well. Remove the pan from the flame.

 

Grease baking dish with Butter. Make 3 layers each of prepared coloured Rice.

 

Microwave for 30 seconds only.

 

Enjoy The Simple Rice…Same Rice…Excess Rice…

 

                                                            Modified in Three Delicious Flavours…

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Gahat ka Shorba

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 20 minutes

Servings 2

 

Ingredients:

Oil 1 ts

Cumin Seeds 1 ts

Coriander Granules ½ ts

Cinnamon 1

Clove buds 4

Star Anise 1

Jakhiya 1 ts

(Asian Spider Weeds / Wild Mustard Seeds)

(optionally, Mustard Seeds can be used)

Asafoetida Powder Pinch

Ginger-Chilli-Garlic Paste 1 tbsp

Onion chopped 1

Tomato chopped 1

Fresh Coriander Stems 1 tbsp

Kalthi (Gahat) soaked ½ cup

(Horse Gram)

Salt to taste

Black Pepper Powder ½ ts

Lemon Juice of 1 lemon

 

Method:

Heat Oil in a pressure cooker on high flame. Add Cumin Seeds, Coriander Granules, Cinnamon, Clove buds, Star Anise, Jakhiya and Asafoetida Powder. When crackled, add Ginger-Chilli-Gralic Paste and chopped Onion. When Onion softens, add chopped Tomato and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add Fresh Coriander Stems and soaked Horse Gram. Add approx 2 glasses of water. Add Salt. Pressure cook up to 3 or 4 whistles.

 

Leave pressure cooker to cool down for approx 10-15 minutes.

 

Open the pressure cooker. Strain and collect the water in a bowl.

 

Add Black Pepper Powder and Lemon Juice in strained water. Mix well.

 

Serve Fresh.

 

Drink Gahat ka Shorba…Feel Energy to Climb a Mountain of Himachal Pradesh…

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Tava Paneer

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

For 2 Persons

 

Ingredients:

For Marinating:

Hund Curd 4 tbsp

Red Chilli Powder 1 ts

Turmeric Powder ½ ts

Garam Masala 1 ts

Salt to taste

Chat Masala ½ ts

Gram Flour roasted 2 tbsp

Lemon Juice 1 ts

Oil 1 ts

 

For Sabji:

Cottage Cheese (Paneer) 250g

(chopped big cubes)

Oil 2 tbsp

Gigner-Garlic-Green Chilli chopped 2 tbsp

Onion chopped 1

Salt to taste

Tomato chopped 2

Capsicum chopped 1

Turmeric Powder ½ ts

Red Chilli Powder 1 ts

Coriander Cumin Powder 1 ts

Kitchenking Masala 1 ts

Dried Fenugreek Leaves 1 ts

 

Fresh Coriander Leaves for garnishing

 

Method:

Take all listed ingredients for marinating together in a bowl and mix very well.

 

Add chopped big cubes of Cottage Cheese, mix very well, then leave for at least 30 minutes for marinating.

 

Now, heat Oil in a flat pan.

 

Add chopped Ginger-Garlic-Green Chilli, Onion and Salt. Mix well and sauté.

 

Then, add chopped Tomato and Capsicum and sauté.

 

Add Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli Powder, Coriander Cumin Powder and Kitchenking Masala and continue sautéing on medium flame until Oil starts to get separated around the stuff on flat pan.

 

Then, add little water and cook for 1-2 minutes on medium flame.

 

Then, add marinated Cottage Cheese and continue cooking for 1-2 minutes on medium flame.

 

When cooked well, add Dried Fenugreek Leaves and mix very well.

 

Remove prepared stuff on a serving plate.

 

Sprinkle Fresh Coriander Leaves to garnish.

 

Serve Fresh and Hot with Roti, Naan or Paratha of choice.

 

Paneer cooked on Tava… Tava Paneer…

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Pala Munjalu

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

Servings 10

 

Ingredients:

For Stuffing:

Skinned Split Pigeon Peas (boiled) ½ cup

Ghee 1 tbsp

Jaggery 1 tbsp

Dry Coconut Powder 2 tbsp

Cardamom 1 ts

 

For Outer Layer:

Milk 1 ½ cup

Semolina (Suji / Ravo) ½ cup

Sugar 2 tbsp

Dry Coconut Powder 1 tbsp

Cardamom Pinch

Salt Pinch

 

Coconut Oil to deep fry.

 

Method:

Heat Ghee in a pan on low flame. Add boiled Skinned Split Pigeon Peas, Jaggery, Dry Coconut Powder and Cardamom. Mix well while cooking on low-medium flame for 3-4 minutes. Leave it to cool off.

 

Make number of small balls of prepared mixture for stuffing.

 

Heat Milk in a pan on low flame. When Milk becomes hot, add Semolina gradually while stirring to mix it well making sure not leaving lumps of Semolina.

 

When Semolina is cooked, add Sugar, Dry Coconut Powder, Cardamom and Salt. Mix well.

 

Leave it to cool off.

 

Pinch small lump from prepared Semolina mixture. Make a small ball of it. Tap using your palms and fingers to give it a thick round shape.

 

Put one ball of stuffing in the middle of it.

 

Fold from all sides to wrap stuffing ball.

 

Repeat to prepare all balls.

 

Heat Coconut Oil on medium flame to deep fry.

 

Deep fry all prepared stuffed balls to light brownish. Flip occasionally to fry well all around.

 

Put fried balls on tissue papers to get excess oil absorbed.

 

Serve Fresh and Warm for best taste or store in an air tight container to server later.

 

All Sweets are not Unhealthy.

 

This is a gifted traditional sweet from one of the high tech state of India…Andhra Pradesh…

 

Make your parties, celebrations and festivals sweeter and healthier and tastier with the great touch of COCONUT.

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Badam Puri / Almond Puri

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 5 minutes

Baking time 20 minutes

Servings 6

 

Ingredients:

Almond ½ cup

Milk 2 tbsp

Saffron Pinch

Cardamom ½ ts

Sugar 2 tbsp

Milk Powder 2 tbsp

 

Method:

Crush Almond to fine powder and keep a side.

 

Mix Saffron with Milk.

 

Mix in a pan, Milk with Saffron, Cardamom, Sugar and just heat on low flame (don’t boil) to melt Sugar.

 

Then, add Almond powder and stir continuously while on low flame. When it thickens, remove from flame.

 

Now, add Milk Powder and prepare semi stiff mixture which can be rolled to prepare Puri (small round thick flat bread).

 

Spread a clean and transparent plastic sheet on a flat surface.

 

Prepare a big ball of prepared Almond mixture and flatten it pressing lightly between two palms and put it on the plastic sheet.

 

Roll it giving a thick big round shape.

 

Out of it, cut number of small round pieces using cookie cutter.

 

Lay a butter paper on a baking tray and arrange all pieces on it.

 

Preheat oven.

 

Put prepare baking tray in preheat oven and bake for 20 minutes at 180°.

 

After removing from oven, leave them for few minutes to cool off.

 

Then, store in an airtight container to use anytime you need.

 

Keep always available to serve abrupt visitors or kids at home asking for something to eat untimely or even for munching on a fasting day.

 

Very Nutritious Badam Puri.

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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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Jinjara nu Shak-Green Chickpeas Curry

Preparation time 15 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

For 2 Persons

 

Ingredients:

Oil 2 tbsp

Clove buds 5

Cumin Seeds 1 ts

Spring Onion chopped ½ cup

Onion chopped ½ cup

Ginger-Garlic-Chilli paste 1 tbsp

Salt to taste

Tomato grated 3

Green Chickpeas 1 cup

(boiled with salt and crushed)

Curd ½ cup

Star Anise powder ½ ts

Garam Masala ½ ts

 

Rotla and Salad for serving.

 

Method:

Heat Oil in a pan on medium flame.

 

Add Clove buds and Cumin Seeds. When spluttered, add chopped Onion, Spring Onion Salt and Ginger-Garlic-Chilli paste and sauté.

 

When sautéed, add boiled and crushed Green Chickpeas and Curd. Add little water as needed, mix it well while boiling on medium flame.

 

Add Star Anise powder and Garam Masala. Mix well and continue cooking for 3-4 minutes.

 

Serve Hot with Rotla and Salad.

 

Energize in Indian Winter with Protein full Green Chickpeas with Traditional Kathiyawadi Rotla.

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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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Cabbage Poriyal – Tamil Cabbage Porutu – Telugu Cabbage Palyal – Kannada Cabbage Upperi – Malayalam

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 5 minutes

For 2 Persons

 

Ingredients:

Cabbage shredded 2 cup

Oil 3 tbsp

Mustard Seeds 1 ts

Cumin Seeds ½ ts

Skinned and Split Black Gram 1 ts

Skinned and Split Gram soaked 1 ts

Cashew Nuts 2 tbsp

Asafoetida Powder Pinch

Curry Leaves 10

Green Chilli chopped 3

Onion Slices of 1 onion

Salt to taste

Fresh Coconut grated 1 tbsp

Method:

Heat Oil in a pan. Add Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds, Asafoetida Powder, Curry Leaves, chopped Green Chilli. When spluttered, add Skinned and Split Black Gram, soaked Skinned and Split Gram, when sautéed, add Onion Slices. When Onion Slices softens, add shredded Cabbage and Salt. Mix well. Continue cooking on low flame for 3-4 minutes. Remove the pan from the flame.

 

Remove the prepared stuff in a serving bowl.

 

Garnish with sprinkle of Cashew Nuts and grated Fresh Coconut.

 

Serve Hot as a side dish with Sambhar-Rice or Rasam-Rice.

 

Add the Flavour to your Meal with South Indian Delicacy…

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Lila Chana ni Bhakharwadi

Preparation time 15 minutes

Cooking time 15 minuts

Servings 20

 

Ingredients:

For Dough:

Refined White Wheat Flour (maida) ½ cup

Oil 1 tbsp

Salt to taste

 

For Stuffing:

Oil 1 tbsp

Asafoetida Powder Pinch

Ginger 1 pc

Green Chilli 3

Green Chickpeas 1 cup

Salt to taste

Garam Masala ½ ts

Cinnamon- Clove Powder Pinch

Peanuts Powder 2 tbsp

Sesame Seeds Powder 1 tbsp

Fennel Seeds Powder ½ tbsp.

Sugar 1 ts

Lemon ½

Fresh Corinder Leaves 1 tbsp

Oil to deep fry

 

Green Chutney and Tomato Ketchup for serving

 

Method:

Take all listed ingredients for Dough in a bowl. Add water as needed and knead soft dough. Keep a side.

 

Take Green Chickpeas, Ginger and Green Chilli in a wet grinding jar of mixer. Crush to coarse.

 

Heat Oil in a pan. Add Asafoetida Powder.

 

Add crushed Green Chickpeas and Salt. Cook for a while.

 

Add Garam Masala, Cinnamon-Clove Powder, Peanuts Powder, Sesame Seeds Powder, Fennel Seeds Powder, Sugar, Lemon Juice and Fresh Coriander Leaves. Mix very well while cooking on low flame for a while. Stuffing is ready. Leave it to cool off.

 

Pinch a small lump of prepared dough. Roll it in a round shape. Make a layer of prepared stuffing on it. Wrap it to make a roll. Cut the roll in small pices.

 

Repeat for all dough and stuffing.

 

Heat Oil on medium flame. Deep fry all pieces. Flip occasionally to fry all sides well. Deep fry all pieces to brownish.

 

After removing from Oil, put them separate on tissue papers to get excess oil absorbed and cool off.

 

Serve Fresh and Hot for best taste.

 

Prepare Tea or Coffee of your taste to escort this deliciously healthy Bhakharwadi.

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