Shahi Shikanji

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

Servings 2

 

Ingredients:

Milk 1 cup

Sweetened Condensed Milk ¼ cup

Saffron threads 3-4

Nutmeg Powder Pinch

Mace Blade Powder Pinch

(Javantri in Gujarati)

Cardamom Powder Pinch

Hung Curd ¼ cup

Milk Cream 1 tbsp

Cashew Nuts pieces ½ tbsp

Almonds chips ¼ tbsp

Pistachio pieces ¼ tbsp

Raisins ¼ tbsp

 

Method:

Take Milk and Sweetened Condensed Milk in a pan and put it on medium flame to boil. When it starts to boil, add Saffron threads, Nutmeg Powder, Mace Blade Powder, Cardamom Powder and continue boiling while stirring occasionally and reducing-increasing flame to boil it repeatedly until it becomes thick.

 

Then, leave it to cool down and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

 

Take it in a blending jar of your mixer. Add Hung Curd and Milk Cream. Just churn it for 5-7 seconds only.

 

Mix Cashew Nuts pieces, Almonds chips, Pistachio pieces and Raisins.

 

Refrigerate it for at least 1 hour.

 

Take it in a serving glass.

 

Garnish with few pieces of Cashew nuts and Pistachio.

 

Serve chilled.

 

Just Chill Out with Chilled Shashi Shikanji…

 

The Royal Gift from the Core State of India…Madhya Pradesh…

Pan Masala Mukhwas / Betel Mixture Mouth Freshener

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 2 minutes

Yield 300g

 

Ingredients:

Mithi Paan (Dark Green Betel Leaves) 10

Kapoori Paan (Light Green Betel Leaves) 10

Abrus Precatorious Leaves (Abrus Leaves) ¼ cup

(In Gujarati-Chanothi Paan)

Rose Petals of 1 rose

Fennel Seeds ½ cup

Sugar Lump Powder (Sakar no Powder) 1 tbsp

Hira Moti (Ready available sweet pan masala) ¼ ts

Rose Water 1 tbsp

Roasted split Coriander Seeds (Dhana Dal) ½ cup

Rose Petal Jam ½ cup

Sweetened Areca Nut cutting (Sali Supari) ½ cup

Dry Coconut shred 1 tbsp

Tutti Fruitty ½ cup

Flavoured Dry Date pieces ½ cup

Flavoured Cardamom granules 1 tbsp

Minaxi Chutney (Ready available sweet paste) 1 ts

Liquorice Root Powder ½ ts

(Jethi Madh Powder)

Kattha ¼ ts

 

Method:

Tear Mithi Paan and Kapoori Pan in small pieces.

 

Take torn Mithi Paan and Kapoori Paan in a microwave compatible bowl.

 

Add Rose Abrus Leaves, Rose Petals, Fennel Seeds, Sugar Lump Powder, Hira Moti and Rose Water. Mix well.

 

Microwave for 2 minutes.

 

Add all remaining ingredients. Mix well.

 

Leave it cool down for 5 to 10 minutes.

 

When it is room temperature, store in dry and cool place.

 

Whatever is Your Meal…

End up with Mouth Freshening Pan Masala Mukhwas…

An Ultimate Mouth Freshener…

Mooli Salsa / Daikon Salsa

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 5 minutes

For 2 persons

 

Ingredients:

Oil 1 ts

Garlic Buds 5-6

Green Chilli chopped 1-2

Onion chopped 1

Daikon (Mooli) chopped small 1

Capsicum chopped 1

Tomato finely chopped 2

Salt to taste

Fresh Coriander Leaves ½ cup

Tomato Ketchup 2 tbsp

Vinegar 1 ts

Tabasco Sauce ½ ts

Oregano 1 ts

Chilli Flakes 1 ts

 

Nachos for serving

 

Method:

Heat Oil in a pan. add Garlic Buds, chopped Green Chilli, Onion, Daikon and Capsicum. When sautéed, add chopped Tomato and Salt. Mix well. Cover the pan with a lid. Cook on low flame for 7-8 minutes. Remove the pan from flame and leave it to cool down.

 

Then, take cooked stuff in a bowl of chopper. Chop partially.

 

Add Fresh Coriander Leaves, Tomato Ketchup, Vinegar, Tabasco Sauce, Oregano and Chilli Flakes. Chop again well.

 

Top Nachos with this Salsa for better taste.

 

Sparkle the Taste of Nachos with Daikon Salsa…

Methi Sev nu Shak – Fenugreek Curry with Gram Flour Vermicelli

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 30 minutes

For 2 Persons

Ingredients:

For Gram Flour Vermicelli (Sev):

Gram Flour 1 cup

Oil 1 ts

Turmeric Powder ½ ts

Red Chilli Powder ½ ts

Salt to taste

For Curry:

Oil 2 tbsp

Mustard Seeds ½ ts

Cumin Seeds ½ ts

Asafoetida Powder Pinch

Fenugreek granules ½ cup

(boiled)

Garlic Paste ½ ts

Red Chilli Powder 1 ts

Turmeric Powder ½ ts

Coriander-Cumin Powder 2 ts

Salt to taste

Jaggery 1 ts

 

Fresh Coriander Leaves for garnishing

Paratha for serving

 

Method:

For Gram Flour Vermicelli (Sev):

Take ¼ cup of water in a bowl. Add Oil, Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli Powder and Salt. Mix well. Add Gram Flour and knead dough. It will become soft dough. Fill it in Kitchen Press machine with Vermicelli . Keep it a side.

 

For Curry:

Heat Oil in a pan. Add Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds and Asafoetida Powder. When spluttered, add boiled Fenugreek granules, Garlic Paste, Red Chilli Powder, Turmeric Powder, Coriander-Cumin Powder and Salt. Mix well and cook on medium flame for 3-4 minutes. Add approx 2 glasses of water and Jaggery and boil it. When water starts to boil, using Kitchen Press machine, fall Gram Flour Vermicelli direct in boiling water spreading all over, not making heap. Continue cooking on medium flame until excess water steam away and Vermicelli is boiled well. It may take approx 8-10 minutes.

 

Take it in a serving bowl.

 

Garnish with Fresh Coriander Leaves.

 

Leave it to cool down to room temperature.

 

No Need to Miss Curry even on Non-cooking Day celebration…Shitla Satam…

 

Be Healthy with Fenugreek

 

mixed with

 

Tasty Gram Flour Vermicelli…with Paratha…

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…

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…

Instant Suji Dhokla – Instant Rava Dhokla – Instant Semolina Dhokla

Prep.5 min., Cooking time 20 min., for 2 Persons

Ingredients:

                Semolina                             1 cup

                Curd                                      1 cup

                Ginger-Chilli Paste           1 ts

                Salt to taste

                Fruit Salt                              1 tbsp

                Oil                                           2 tbsp

                Mustard Seeds                 1 ts

                Dry Red Chilli                      2

                Sesame Seeds                   1 ts

                Curry Leaves                      5

                Green Chilli chopped      2

                Fresh Coriander Leaves for garnishing

Method:

Take Semolina in a mixing bowl.

Add Curd and littler as needful to prepare batter for Dhokla. Leave it to rest for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, take water in a steamer and put it on flame to boil.

Put an Oil greased plate in the steamer.

In Dhokla batter, add Salt, Gigner-Chilli Paste and Fruit Salt. Mix well.

Pour prepared batter in the plate in heated steamer.

Cover the steamer and steam for 15 minutes.

When steamed, remove the plate from the steamer and leave it to cool off.

When cooled off, cut prepared Dhokla in medium size pieces.

Heat Oil in a pan.

Add Mustard Seeds, Dry Red Chilli, Sesame Seeds, Curry Leaves and chopped Green Chilli.

When crackled, pour all over prepared Dhokla.

Garnish with Fresh Coriander Leaves.

Take few pieces on a serving plate.

Serve Fresh for its best taste.

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