Lila Chana no Halvo – Green Chickpeas Halvo

Preparation time 15 minutes

Cooking time 15 minutes

For 2 persons

 

Ingredients:

Green Chickpeas 1 cup

Milk 1 cup

Ghee ½ cup

Milk Khoya grated 100 gm

Sugar 100 gm

Cardamom Powder Pinch

Almond Flakes for garnishing

 

Method:

Take Milk in a saucepan. Add Green Chickpeas. Boil on low-medium flame. Stir it occasionally to avoid boiling over of Milk. When Green Chickpeas are softened enough, remove the saucepan from the flame. Strain it. Let Green Chickpeas cool off somehow. Then mash boiled Green Chickpeas.

 

Heat Ghee in a pan. Add mashed Green Chickpeas and semi fry stirring it slowly taking care of not getting it burnt. Add grated Milk Khoya, Sugar and Cardamom Powder. Mix well and cook well until the stuff becomes soft loaf.

 

Arrange the loaf on a serving plate.

 

Garnish with Almond Flakes.

 

Serve Fresh and Hot.

 

Enjoy Very Healthy, Iron, Vitamin and Protein Rich, Green Chickpeas Halvo, to Revitalise your Lousy Body in Cold Winter.

Popped Sorghum Pizza

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 5 minutes

Servings 4

 

Ingredients:

For Pizza Base:

Jaggery ½ cup

Red Chilli Powder Pinch

Chilli Flakes Pinch

Oregano Pinch

Oil 1 ts

Popped Sorghum 2 cup

For Pizza Sauce:

Butter 1 tbsp

Garlic chopped ½ ts

Onion chopped 1

Tomato Puree 1 cup

Tomato Ketchup 1 tbsp

Chilli Sauce 1 ts

Corn Flour Slurry 1 ts

Chilli Flakes ½ ts

Oregano ½ ts

Salt to taste

For Topping:

Butter 1 tbsp

Onion chopped 1

Capsicum chopped 1

Salt to taste

Chiili Flakes 1 ts

Oregano 1 ts

Cheese Shred 1 tbsp

Olives cut halves 5-7

Method:

For Pizza Base:

Pre-heat a non-stick pan on low flame. Add Jaggery. When it starts to melt. Add Oil, Red Chilli Powder, Chilli Flakes and Oregano. Stir slowly. When it thickens, remove the pan from the flame. Add Popped Sorghum. Set in Pizza Mould and leave it to cool down. Then, unmould it. Keep it a side..

 

For Pizza Sauce:

Heat Butter in a pan on low flame. Add chopped Garlic and Onion. When sautéed, add Tomato Puree, Tomato Ketchup, Chilli Sauce and Corn Flour Slurry. Mix well. Add Chilli Flakes, Oregano and Salt. Mix well. Stir it until it thickens. Remove the pan from the flame. Keep it a side.

 

For Topping:

Heat Butter in a pan on low flame. Add chopped Onion and Capsicum. When sautéed, add Salt and mix well. Remove the pan from the flame.

 

For Assembling:

Take Pizza Base on a serving plate.

 

Apply prepared Pizza Sauce spreading on the top surface of it.

 

Spread prepared Topping all over it.

 

Sprinkle Chilli Flakes, Oregano and Cheese Shred. Arrange Olives halves.

 

Serve immediately after assembling.

 

Splendid Style of Pizza…

 

Poppy Sweetie and Spicy…

 

Popped Sorghum Pizza…

Sweet Popcorn Pizza

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 5 minutes

Servings 4

 

Ingredients:

Sugar ½ cup

Cream ¼ cup

Butter 2 tbsp

Popcorn 1 bowl

For garnishing:

Mix Nuts roasted

(Cashew Nuts, Almonds, Walnuts, Peanuts)

Chocolate Sauce

White Chocolate Sauce

Colourful Sugar Sprinkler

 

Method:

Take Sugar in a not-stick pan. Spread Sugar well in the pan and put the pan on low flame. When Sugar starts to melt, stir it slowly and let it be on flame to melt completely. When, melted completely, add Cream and Butter and stir slowly and continuously. When it changes the colour to light brownish, switch off the flame.

 

Add Popcorn and mix well. Set in a greased round plate. Leave it to cool down for 10-15 minutes.

 

Unmould from the round plate and arrange in a serving plate.

 

Sprinkle roasted Mix Nuts. Pour Chocolate Sauce and White Chocolate Sauce spreading over it.

 

Garnish with Colourful Sugar Sprinkler.

 

Have You Ever Enjoyed Pizza without usual Pizza Base…!!!

It Is Here…For You…

Chocolaty Sweet Popcorn Pizza…

Schezwan Noodles

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

For 2 persons

 

Ingredients:

Vermicelli of Wheat 1 cup

Oil 1 tbsp

Ginger-Garlic-Chiili finely chopped 1 tbsp

Spring Onion finely chopped 3

(exclude leaves)

French Beans finely chopped 2 tbsp

Carrot finely chopped 1 tbsp

Capisicum finely chopped 1

Schezwan Sauce 2 tbsp

Black Pepper Powder ½ ts

Salt to taste

Vinegar ½ ts

Fresh Coriander Leaves 1 tbsp

Leaves of Spring Onion finely chopped 1 tbsp

 

Method:

Take 2 cup of water in a pan and put it on flame. When water becomes hot, add ½ ts of Oil and little Salt. When water starts to boil, add Vermicelli of Wheat. When Vermicelli softens, remove the pan from the flame and strain the water. Keep Vermicelli a side.

 

Heat Oil in a pan. Add finely chopped Ginger-Garlic-Chilli. When sautéed, add finely chopped Spring Onion, French Beans, Carrot and Capsicum. Stir and sauté. When sautéed, add Schezwan Sauce, Black Pepper Powder and Salt. Mix well. Add Vinegar and mix well. Cook on low flame for 3-4 minuntes.

 

Then, add Vermicelli and mix well. Add very little water only if it is needed. When mixed well, remove the pan from the flame. Make sure not to leave excess water.

 

Take it on a serving plate or in a serving bowl.

 

Garnish with sprinkle of Fresh Coriander Leaves and finely chopped Leaves of Spring Onion.

 

Serve Hot to Enjoy the Fresh Taste.

 

Want Schezwan Noodle…!!!???

No Need of Instant Noodles from the Supermarket…

No Need to Go to Chinese Restaurant…

Just have it in your own kitchen…

Masala Noodles / Spiced Wheat Noodles

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

For 2 persons

 

Ingredients:

Oil 1 ½ ts

Cumin Seeds ½ ts

Onion chopped 1

Tomato chopped 1

Green Chutney 2 tbsp

Tomato Ketchup 1 tbsp

Noodles Masala 1 tbsp

Vermicelli of Wheat 1  cup

Salt to taste

Onion Rings for garnishing.

 

Method:

Take 2 cup of water in a pan and put it on flame. When water becomes hot, add ½ ts of Oil and little Salt. When water starts to boil, add Vermicelli of Wheat. When Vermicelli softens, remove the pan from the flame and strain the water. Keep Vermicelli a side.

 

Heat 1 ts Oil in a pan. Add Cumin Seeds. When spluttered, add chopped Onion. When sautéed, add chopped Tomato and stir. When sautéed, add Green Chutney, Tomato Ketchup, Noodles Masala and Salt. Mix well and cook on low flame for 3-4 minutes.

 

Then, add Vermicelli and mix well. Add very little water only if it is needed. When mixed well, remove the pan from the flame. Make sure not to leave excess water.

 

Remove it on a serving plate or in a serving bowl.

 

Garnish with Onion Rings.

 

Serve Hot.

 

Spiced up and Tempered…to make it satisfying…Spiced Wheat Noodles…

Mix Vegetable Samosa Pinwheels

Preparation time 20 minutes

Cooking time 20 minutes

Servings 15 Samosa

 

Ingredients:

For Dough:

Refined White Wheat Flour (Maida) 1 cup

Oil 3 tbsp

Carom Seeds ¼ ts

Salt to taste

For Stuffing:

Potato boiled and mashed 2

Green Peas boiled ¼ cup

Mix Vegetables finely chopped 1 cup

(preferably Coli Flower, Carrot, Capsicum)

Oil 1 tbsp

Mustard Seeds ½ ts

Cumin Seeds ½ ts

Asafoetida Powder Pinch

Garlic Paste 1 ts

Ginger Paste 1 ts

Green Chilli chopped 1 ts

Fresh Mint Leaves 2 tbsp

Fresh Coriander Leaves 2 tbsp

Salt to taste

Turmeric Powder ½ ts

Red Chilli Powder ½ ts

Black Salt Powder ¼ ts

Mango Powder ¼ ts

Garam Masala ½ ts

 

Corn Flour for coating ½ cup

Oil for deep frying

Home made Green and Red Chutney for serving

 

Method:

For Dough:

Take Refined White Wheat Flour in a bowl. Add Carom Seeds and Salt. Mix well. Add Oil and mix well. Knead semi stiff dough adding water gradually as needed.

 

For Stuffing:

Heat Oil in a pan. Add Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds, Asafoetida Powder and Fresh Mint Leaves. When crackled, Add finely chopped Mix Vegetables and Salt. Mix well and cook for 7-8 minutes on medium flame while flipping occasionally. When Vegetables are cooked, add chopped Green Chilli, Garlic Paste, Ginger Paste and mix well. Add Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli Powder, Black Salt Powder, Mango Powder and Garam Masala and mix well. Add boiled and mashed Potato, boiled Green Peas and Fresh Coriander Leaves. Mix well. Remove the pan from the flame. Stuffing is ready.

 

Take a big lump of prepared Dough and roll big round and thin chapatti of it. Spread 2-3 tbsp of prepared Stuffing on it. Roll chapatti to wrap stuffing on it. Cut this stuffed roll in small pieces which will look like wheels.

 

Repeat to finish prepared Dough and Stuffing.

 

Heat Oil for deep frying.

 

One by one, coat all wheel shaped pieces with Corn Flour and deep fry. Turn over occasionally and slowly to deep fry all sides very well. Deep fry to light or dark brownish to your taste.

 

Serve Hot with Home made Green and Red Chutney.

 

Any Doubt whether this is Samosa…!!! Triangular is Traditional…but Wheels are Trendy…

Aachari Daal Open Toast

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

Servings 4

 

Ingredients:

Skinned and Split Pigeon Peas ½ cup

(soaked and boiled)

Oil 1 ts

Onion finely chopped 1

Ginger-Chilli Paste 1 ts

Aachar Masala 1 tbsp

(Pickle Masala)

Capsicum finely chopped 2 tbsp

Tomato finely chopped 2 tbsp

Fresh Coriander Leaves chopped 1 tbsp

Salt to taste

Bread Slice 4

Butter for roasting

Ketchup for serving

 

Method:

Heat Oil in a pan. Add finely chopped Onion and sauté.

 

Add Ginger-Chilli Paste and sauté.

 

Add soaked and boiled Skinned and Split Pigeon Peas and roast while stirring occasionally. Roast it until water gets burnt and mixture becomes dry.

 

Add Aachar Masala, finely chopped Capsicum, Tomato and Fresh Coriander Leaves. Mix well. Topping is ready.

 

Take one Slice of Bread. Apply prepared mixture on it.

 

Pre-heat a roasting pan.

 

Roast prepared Bread Slice using Butter.

 

Repeat to prepare all 4 Bread Slices.

 

Serve Hot with Ketchup.

 

Mouthwatering and Healthy Aachari Daal Open Toast is ready to satisfy your un-timely appetite.

Bread Pudding of Leftover Sweets

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

Servings 4

 

Ingredients:

Leftover Sweets                      100 gm

(Kaju Katri, Peda etc.)

Milk                                          1 cup

Cream                                     1 cup

Bread Slices                            10

Dry Nuts mixed                       2 tbsp

(Cashew Nuts, Raisins etc.)

Sweet Bundi                            1 cup

Sugar Caramel for garnishing

 

Method:

Take Leftover Sweet and Milk in wet grinding jar of mixer. Blend it well. Remove it in a pan. Add Cream and put the pan on flame to boil. Stir while boiling to avoid boil over. Boil until it thickens.

 

Cut to remove hard border of all Bread Slices and make square pieces of Bread Slices.

 

Grease baking dish with Ghee or Butter.

 

Arrange half of pieces of Bread Slices on a greased baking dish. Pour half of prepared Sweet mixture all over Bread pieces on baking dish. Sprinkle mixed some Dry Nuts and Sweet Bundi.

 

Repeat to make another layer.

 

Pre-heat oven. Bake for 20 minutes at 180°.

 

After baking, take it in 1 or 2 serving cups. Sprinkle Sugar. Caramelize Sugar with kitchen torch.

 

Serve Fresh and Hot. Also, it can be served fridge cold.

 

After big festive season, all we have some sweets leftover by guests and children.

 

Now you have the simple recipe to make leftover sweets more delicious and sweeter.

 

Enjoy Sweet of Sweets…Pudding of Leftover Sweets…

Achu Murukku / Acchappam / Gulabi Puvvulu / Rose Cookies

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

Servings 20

 

This Recipe is originated in Southern India. It is Sweet Crispy snack, especially very favourite during Christmas festive season.

 

It is called, Acchappam in Malayalam (Kerala), Achu Murukku in Tamil (Tamilnadu), Gulabi Puvvulu in Telugu (Andhra Pradesh).

 

Because of its shape resembles with Rose Flower, it is known as Rose Cookies.

 

Ingredients:

Rice Flour ½ cup

Refined White Wheat Flour (Maida) 2 tbsp

Powder Sugar ¼ cup

Salt Pinch

Sesame Seeds 1 ts

Coconut Milk 1 cup

Oil to deep fry

 

Method:

Take Rice Flour in a bowl.

 

Add Refined White Wheat Flour, Powder Sugar, Salt and Coconut Milk. Mix well to prepare batter. You can use mixer blender jar or handy blender to mix well and to make it smooth.

 

Add Sesame Seeds and stir to mix.

 

Prepare somehow thick (not very thick, not very watery) batter. The consistency of batter is very important to make it not sticky and make it crispy when fried.

 

Heat Oil in a deep fry pan on slow flame. When Oil is heated, put Murukku mould in heating Oil.

 

Heat Oil in another deep fry pan on medium flame.

 

Put Murukku mould in heating Oil. When mould becomes hot, dip it in to prepared batter. Dip approx ¾ part of the height of the mould to make it easier to release the batter from the mould in to Oil. Batter will stick on the mould.

 

Put the mould with batter in to heating Oil. It will cause bubbles in heating Oil. When bubbles reduce, shake the mould very gently to release partly fried Murukku from the mould. If it is needed, you can use fork or knife to push Murukku gently to release from the mould.

 

(After releasing Murukku, put the mould in heating Oil on low flame to prepare to use it again.)

 

Fry Murukku to light brownish. Flip to fry both sides well.

 

Remove well fried Murukku from the pan.

 

Serve fresh and hot or let it cool down and store to serve anytime later.

 

Make Your Favourite Festival Sweeter with South Indian Sweet Snack…

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…

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