Dariya na Ladu – Roasted Chickpeas Laddu

Prep.10 min., Servings 6

Ingredients:

            Roasted Chickpeas (Dariya)-skinned and split          1 cup

            Ghee                                                                           ½ cup

            Jaggery like thick powder (not lumps)                       2 tbsp

            Fine Powder of Roasted Chickpeas (skinned and split) for garnishing

Method:

Crush skinned and split Roasted Chickpeas in a dry blending jar or your mixer. Crush it to coarse texture. Remove in a bowl after crushing.

Add melted Ghee and Jaggery. Mix very well

Make number of balls of size and shape of your choice.

Sprinkle fine powder of Roasted Chickpeas.

Serve Fresh.

Can be stored in dry and normal temperature place.

Enjoy Simple, Healthy and Energetic Laddu in Indian Winter.

Mix Ghughri

Prep.15 min., Cooking time 30 min., for 4 Persons

Ingredients:

            Whole Wheat Grains               1 cup

            Sorghum                                 1 cup

            Millet                                        ½ cup

            Chilli-Garlic Paste                   2 tbsp

            Coriander-Cumin Powder       1 tbsp

            Salt to taste

            Fresh Coriander Leaves         ¼ cup

            Oil                                            3 tbsp

            Red Chilli Powder                   1 ts

            Lemon Juice                           of 1 lemon

Method:

Soak Whole Wheat Grains, Sorghum and Millet separately for approx 10 to 12 hours.

Strain and wash them separately.

Boil Whole Wheat Grains in pressure cooker to 5 whistles. Let pressure cool down. Strain excess water and keep boiled Whole Wheat Grains a side.

Boil Sorghum in pressure cooker to 5 whistles. Let pressure cool down. Strain excess water and keep boiled Sorghum a side.

Boil Millet in pressure cooker to 3 whistles. Let pressure cool down. Strain excess water and keep boiled Millet a side.

In a bowl, take Chilli-Garlic Paste, Coriander-Cumin Powder, Salt and Fresh Coriander Leaves. Mix well. Add Oil and mix well.

Add all boiled grains in the bowl of mixed spices.

Add Red Chilli Powder and mix well. Add Lemon Juice and mix well again.

As grains are just from cooled down pressure cooker, the temperature must be warm.

Yes, serve immediately when it is still warm to enjoy only the taste but delighting aroma or boiled grains.

Wow…Such an Aromatic and Energetic…

Come on Guys…Are You 45+…!!!??? This Mix Ghughri is for You…

You Must Have This in Your Breakfast Schedule…At least…Twice a week…

Baigan – Eggplants Fritters

Prep.20 min., Cooking time 20 min., for 4 Persons

Ingredients:

For Fritters:

            Eggplant round slices                          of 1 eggplant

            Gram Flour                                         1 cup

            Semolina                                             2 tbsp

            Turmeric Powder                                ½ ts

            Red Chilli Powder                               ½ ts

            Soda-bi-Carb                                      ½ ts

            Salt to taste

            Oil to deep fry

For Serving:

            Tamarind water                                   1 cup

            Date-Tamarind Chutney                     1 cup

            Green Chutney                                   ½ cup

            Garlic Chutney                                    ¼ cup

For Garnishing:

            Spiced Peanuts                                   2 tbsp

            Thin Yellow Vermicelli            (sev)               ¼ cup

Method:

Take Gram Flour and Semolina in a bowl. Add Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli Powder, Soda-bi-Carb and Salt. Mix well. Add water as needed  and whisk well to prepare thick batter.

Heat Oil to deep fry. One by one, dip each slice of Eggplant in prepared batter and put in heated Oil to deep fry on low-medium flame. Turn over when needed to fry both the sides. Fry to light dark brownish.

Dip each fritter in Tamarind water and keep in a plate. Take care of keeping each fritter separate on  plate. Leave for approx 5 minutes.

Squeeze each fritter slowly between two palms to remove excess water and arrange on a serving plate.

Spread Date-Tamarind Chutney, Green Chutney and Garlic Chutney on all fritters on a serving plate.

Garnish with Spiced Peanuts and Vermicelli.

Serve Fresh and Hot.

Heat up with…the Hot Eggplant & Hot Chutney…

Vegetable Kodri

Prep.20 min., Cooking time 10 min., for 2 Persons

Ingredients:

Oil                                                        1 ts

Cumin Seeds                                      ½ ts

Curry Leaves                                      8-10

Cinnamon                                           1 pc

Clove buds                                          4-5

Ginger-Garlic-Chilli Paste                   1 tbsp

Onion finely chopped                          1

Capsicum chopped slices                   1

Tomato finely chopped                       1

Turmeric Powder                                ½ ts

Red Chilli Powder                               1 ts

Garam Masala                                    ½ ts

Fennel Seeds Powder                        1 ts

Salt to taste

Mix Vegetable parboiled                     1 bowl

(Potato, Carrot, Coli Flower, French Beans, Green Peas)

Curd                                                    2 tbsp

Kodri (Foxtail Millet) boiled                 1 cup

Fresh Coriander Leaves                     1 tbsp

 

Raita (spiced curd) for serving

 

Method:

Heat Oil in a pan. Add Cumin Seeds, Curry Leaves, Cinnamon, Clove buds and Ginger-Garlic-Chilli Paste and sauté. Add finely chopped Onion and sauté. Add chopped slices of Capsicum and sauté. Add finely chopped Tomato and mix well. Add Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli Powder, Garam Masala, Fennel Seeds Powder and Salt. Mix well and cook on medium flame. When Tomato softens, add parboiled Mix Vegetables and Curd and mix well. Add boiled Kodri and mix well. Continue cooking on low-medium flame for 3-4 minutes.

 

Take on a serving plate. Sprinkle Fresh Coriander Leaves.

 

Serve Fresh and Hot with Raita.

 

Fill Tummy and Feel Satisfied…

 

Eat Kodri and Maintain Diet…

Zalawadi Tikhari Chana – Zalawadi Hotty Grams

Prep.20 min., Cooking time 30 min., for 4 Persons

Ingredients:

Green Chickpeas                                250 gm

Oil                                                        ¼ cup

Clove buds                                          5-6

Cumin Seeds                                      1 tbsp

Onion finely chopped                          2

Chilli-Garlic Paste                               2 tbsp

Beetroot grated                                   ½ cup

Ginger grated                                      2 tbsp

Tomato grated (no skin)                     3

Green Chilli finely chopped                2-3

Buttermilk                                            1 cup

Star Anise Powder                              1 tbsp

Garam Masala                                    1 tbsp

Salt to taste

Fresh Coriander Leaves                     2 tbsp

Onion Rings for garnishing

 

Method:

Boil Green Chickpeas with Salt.

 

When boiled, partially crush and add Buttermilk. Keep a side.

 

Heat Oil in a pan. Add Clove buds and Cumin Seeds. When spluttered, add finely chopped Onion. Continue on medium flame while stirring until Onion softens.

 

Add Chilli-Garlic Paste, grated Beetroot and grated Ginger. Cook well until all the stuff in the pan becomes soft.

 

Add grated Tomato and continue cooking for 3-4 minutes on medium flame while stirring occasionally.

 

Add finely chopped Green Chilli. Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

 

Add prepared mixture of Green Chickpeas and Buttermilk. Cook to boil on medium flame.

 

When almost boiled, add Star Anise Powder, Garam Masala, Salt and Fresh Coriander Leaves. Mix well and continue on medium flame for 2-3 minutes.

 

Remove the cooked stuff in a serving bowl.

 

Garnish with Onion Rings.

 

Serve Hot with Roti or Naan.

 

Energise Your Body with Powerpacked Hotty Green Chickpeas…

Vaggs

Prep.30 min., Cooking time 5 min., for 2 Persons

Ingredients:

Eggplants                                1

(grilled and mashed)

Jaggery                                   1 tbsp

Tamarind Pulp                                    2 tbsp

Sesame Seeds powder          1 tbsp

Garam Masala                        1 ts

Onion chopped                       1

Fresh Coriander Leaves         2 tbsp

Red Chilli Powder                   1 ts

Salt to taste

For Tempering:

Oil                                            2 tbsp

Cumin Seeds                          1 tbsp

Dry Red Chilli                          2-3

Asafoetida Powder                 Pinch

 

Onion Rings and Fresh Coriander Leaves for garnishing.

 

Method:

Take in a bowl, Jaggery, Tamarind Pulp, Sesame Seeds Powder, Garam Masala, Red Chilli Powder and Salt. Mix well.

 

Add grilled and mashed Eggplants, chopped Onion and Fresh Coriander Leaves. Mix well. Keep a side.

 

For Tempering:

Heat Oil in a pan. Add Cumin Seeds, Dry Red Chilli and Asafoetida Powder. When spluttered, remove the pan from the flame and pour this tempering on prepared Eggplants mixture. Mix well slowly.

 

Leave it to cool down.

 

Garnish with Onion Rings and Fresh Coriander Leaves.

 

Serve with Roti or Millet Rotla…

Hit The Winter Cold with Heat of Eggplants…

 

Lemon-Ginger Tea

Prep.5 min., Cooking time 5 min., Serving 1

Ingredients:

Lemongrass                                        3 tbsp

Basil Holy Leaves  (Tulshi)                  10

Fresh Mint Leaves                              20Continue Reading

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