Kand no Handvo / Yam Handvo

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 30 minutes

For 2 Persons

 

Ingredients:

Yam boiled and mashed 250g

Purple Yam boiled and mashed 250g

Sweet Potato boiled and mashed 250g

Ginger-Chilli Paste 3 ts

Curd 3 ts

Salt to taste

For Stuffing:

Oil 1 ts

Mustard Seeds ½ ts

Ginger-Chilli Paste 2 ts

Fresh Green Peas crushed 250g

Salt to taste

Sugar 1 ts

Lemon ½

Fresh Coriander Leaves 1 tbsp

Fresh Coconut grated 2 tbsp

For Tempering:

Oil 2 ts

Mustard Seeds 1 ts

Sesame Seeds 1 ts

Green Chilli finely chopped 2

Curry Leaves 5

 

Method:

In a bowl, take boiled and mashed Yam. Add 1 ts of Ginger-Chilli Paste, 1 ts of Curd and Salt. Mix well. Keep a side.

 

In another bowl, take boiled and mashed Purple Yam. Add 1 ts of Ginger-Chilli Paste, 1 ts of Curd and Salt. Mix well. Keep a side.

 

In another bowl, take boiled and mashed Sweet Potato. Add 1 ts of Ginger-Chilli Paste, 1 ts of Curd and Salt. Mix well. Keep a side.

 

For Stuffing:

Heat Oil in a pan. Add Mustard Seeds and Ginger-Chilli Paste.

 

When spluttered, add crushed Fresh Green Peas and Salt and sauté.

 

Add Sugar, Lemon Juice, Fresh Coriander Leaves and grated Fresh Coconut. Mix well. Keep a side.

 

For Assembling:

Take a baking dish.

 

Prepare a layer of Sweet Potato mixture on baking dish.

 

On it, prepare a layer of Fresh Green Peas mixture.

 

On it, prepare a layer of Purple Yam mixture.

 

On it, prepare a layer of Fresh Green Peas mixture.

 

On it, prepare a layer of Yam mixture.

 

Keep it ready a side.

 

For Tempering:

Heat Oil in a pan. Add Mustard Seeds, Sesame Seeds, finely chopped Green Chilii and Curry Leaves.

 

When spluttered, pour over prepared assembling.

 

Back it in preheated oven for 15 minutes at 200°.

 

Cut in pieces of size of need and choice.

 

Serve Hot.

 

Feed Your Family with Such a Healthy Yam Handvo.

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Farali Bhakharwadi / Bhakharwadi for Fasting

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

Yield 20 to 25 pcs

 

Ingredients:

For Dough:

Amaranth Flour 1 cup

Oil 1 tbsp

Sesame Seeds 1 tbsp

Salt to taste

For Stuffing:

Raw Banana boiled 1

Ginger-Chilli Paste 1 tbsp

Dry Coconut grated ¼ cup

Sesame Seeds crushed 1 tbsp

Fennel Seeds Powder 1 ts

Garam Masala 1 ts

Peanuts Powder ¼ cup

Lemon Juice of 1 lemon

Sugar 1 tbsp

Oil to deep fry

Green Chutney for serving (optional)

 

Method:

Take Amaranth Flour in a bowl. Add Sesame Seeds and Salt. Mix well. Add Oil and mix well. Knead stiff dough adding littler water slowly as needed. Keep a side for 8-10 minutes. Meanwhile prepare stuffing.

 

Take all listed ingredients for stuffing in a bowl. Crush boiled Raw Banana while mixing everything very well.

 

Roll 2 or 3 thin and round chapatti of prepared dough. Spread prepared stuffing on each chapatti one bye one. Roll chapatti to wrap stuffing. Cut prepared rolls in small pieces.

 

Heat Oil to deep fry. Deep fry all pieces to light brownish. Turn over pieces while deep frying to fry them all around.

 

Optionally, arrange few Bhakharwadi on a serving plate. Pour Green Chutney spreading over them.

 

Serve Hot for its best taste.

 

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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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Sabudana Vada

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

For 4 Persons

 

Ingredients:

Tapioca Sago (Sabudana) soaked 1 cup

Potato boiled peeled 2

Ginger-Chilli Paste 1 tbsp

Amaranth Flour 2 tbsp

Lemon ½

Sugar 1 tbsp

Salt to taste

Roasted Peanuts ¼ cup

 

Oil to deep fry

 

Farali Chutney for serving

 

Method:

Crush Roasted Peanuts just to break them. Please don’t crush to coarse powder. Keep a side.

 

Take boiled and peeled Potato in a bowl and mash them.

 

Add soaked Tapioca Sago (Sabudana), Ginger-Chilli Paste, Amaranth Flour, Lemon Juice, Sugar, Salt and crushed Roasted Peanuts. Mix very well. It will become stiff mixture.

 

Make number of balls of prepared mixture and keep a side.

 

Heat Oil to deep fry on high flame.

 

Deep fry all prepared balls in heated Oil to light brownish to make soft or dark brownish to make crunchy. Roll all balls in heated Oil while frying to fry them all around.

 

Serve fresh and hot with Farali Chutney.

 

Make Your Fasting a Feast with Sabudana Vada.

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Lila Chana na Wada / Fresh Chickpeas Fritters

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 15 minutes

For 2 Persons

 

Ingredients:

Fresh Chickpeas 1 cup

Green Chilli Paste 1 tbsp

Asafoetida Powder Pinch

Black Pepper Powder ¼ ts

Fennel Seeds Powder 1 ts

Sesame Seeds 1 tbsp

Sugar 1 ts

Lemon Juice 1 tbsp

Fresh Coriander Leaves 2 tbsp

Gram Flour 2 tbsp

Salt to taste

Oil to deep fry

Green Chutney for serving.

 

Method:

Take Fresh Chickpeas in a wet grinding jar of your mixer. Grind it to fine paste.

 

Remove it in a bowl. Add Green Chilli Paste, Asafoetida Powder, Black Pepper Powder, Fennel Seeds Powder, Sesame Seeds, Sugar, Lemon Juice, Fresh Coriander Leaves and Salt. Mix very well. Add Gram Flour and mix very well. Make sure not to leave lumps of Gram Flour.

 

Heat Oil to deep fry on medium flame. Put number of lumps of prepared mixture in heated Oil. Deep fry partially. Remove from Oil.

 

Leave them on dry and clean paper for 4-5 minutes.

 

One by one, press lightly between two palms to flatten.

 

Deep fry again in heated Oil. Turn over when needed to fry all around.

 

Arrange them on a serving plate.

 

Garnish with droplets of Green Chutney on each.

 

Serve Hot with Green Chutney a side on serving plate.

 

Or Take Away to Work Place to Share with Workmates.

 

Wow…What a Creamy and Fresh Taste…

 

Make More Friends with Fresh Chickpeas Fritter…

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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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Lila Chana ni Biryani

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 15 minutes

For 2 Persons

 

Ingredients:

Rice soaked ½ cup

Cinnamon 1 pc

Clove buds 4

Cinnamon Leaf 1

Cardamom 2

Fresh Mint Leaves 2 tbsp

Oil 2 tbsp

Ginger 1 pc

Green Chilli 2

Spring Garlic 2 tbsp

Cumin Seeds ½ ts

Onion chopped 1

Capsicum chopped 1

Green Chickpeas ½ cup

Salt to taste

Spinach Puree ¼ cup

Garam Masala ½ ts

Fresh Coriander Leaves 1 tbsp

 

Fresh Coriander Leaves and Onion Rings to garnish.

 

Method:

Take soaked Rice in a pan. Add Cinnamon, Clove buds, Cinnamon Leaf, Cardamom, Fresh Mint Leaves and Salt. Mix well. Add 1 ½  cup of water and put the bowl on medium flame. When Rice is cooked, strain excess water and remove all Khada Masala (Cinnamon, Clove buds, Cinnamon Leaf, Cardamom, Fresh Mint Leaves).

 

Take Ginger, Green Chilli and Spring Garlic in a wet grinding jar of mixer. Crush it to fine paste.

 

Heat Oil in a pan. Add Cumin Seeds, prepared fine paste, chopped Onion and chopped Capsicum. Sauté it well.

 

Add Green Chickpeas and Salt. Mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes on medium flame.

 

When Green Chick peas are cooked, add Spinach Puree and Garam Masala. Mix well.

 

Add prepared Rice and Fresh Coriander Leaves. Mix well taking care of not mashing Rice.

 

Take in a serving bowl.

 

Sprinkle Fresh Coriander Leaves and put Onion Ring to garnish.

 

Serve Fresh and Hot.

 

Biryani is One of The Most Popular Indian Dish around The World…

 

This is Healthier Fusion of Biryani with Green Chickpeas…

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Sweet Sesame Bite

Preparation time 0 minutes

Cooking time 15 minutes

Yield 12-15 pcs

 

Ingredients:

Sesame Seeds black             1 cup

Ghee                                       1 tbsp

Condensed Milk                      200 ml

Pistachio for garnishing

 

Method:

Pre-heat a non-stick pan on low flame. Roast black Sesame Seeds in pre-heated pan on low flame. Take care of not burning. Just roast to make them dry and crunchy. Leave it to cool down.

 

Take roasted black Sesame Seeds in a dry grinding jar of mixer. Grind it to coarse powder.

 

Grease with Ghee a mould plate.

 

Heat Ghee in a pan on low flame. Add black Sesame Seeds Powder. Stir and roast in Ghee. Add Condensed Milk. Stir slowly and continuously on low flame until it thickens.

 

Set prepared mixture in a greased mould plate. And leave it to cool down.

 

Sprinkle Pistachio for garnishing.

 

Cut in pieces of size and shape of choice.

 

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Sukhdi Cake

Preparation time 10 minutes

Baking time 30 minutes

Yield 500g

 

Ingredients:

Whole Wheat Flour ¾ cup

Oats Powder ¼ cup

Dried Ginger Powder 2 tbsp

Cardamom Powder ½ ts

Mix Dry Fruits ½ cup

(Cashew Nuts, Almods, Walnut, Black Raisins, Sunflower Seeds)

Ghee ½ cup

Jaggery ½ cup

Curd ½ cup

Milk ½ cup

Baking Powder 1 ts

Baking Soda ½ ts

Coconut and Flax Seeds for garnishing

 

Ghee and Whole Wheat Flour for greasing and dusting cake mould

 

Method:

Take in a mixing bowl, Whole Wheat Flour, Oats Powder, Dried Ginger Powder and Cardamom Powder. Mix well and sieve it.

 

Take in another mixing bowl, Ghee and Jaggery. Mix well.

 

Add Curd and Milk. Mix well.

 

Add Baking Powder and Baking Soda. Mix well.

 

Add Whole Wheat Flour mixture and mix very well.

 

Add Mix Dry Fruits and mix well.

 

Grease a cake mould with Ghee and dust it with Whole Wheat Flour.

 

Fill cake mould with prepared batter.

 

Sprinkle Coconut and Flax Seeds to garnish.

 

Preheat oven.

 

Bake at 180° for 30 minutes.

 

After baking, leave it to cool off.

 

Unmould and serve.

Sukhdi is a traditional sweet gifted by Gujarati Baa (mothers) for good health of family.

 

Combination of Whole Wheat Flour, Jaggery and Ghee provides lot of health benefits to strengthen muscles and improve blood circulation.

 

Giving a twist to traditional healthy Sukhdi

 

We make it a modern sweet…

 

Sukhdi Cake…

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