Tomato Dhaniya Shorba

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 20 minutes

Yield 1 bowl

 

Ingredients:

Oil 1 ts

Black Pepper 5-7

Whole Coriander 1 tbsp

Cumin Seeds 1 tbsp

Cinnamon 2 pcs

Big Cardamom 1

Clove buds 5

Onion chopped 1

Garlic chopped 5 buds

Carrots chopped 2 tbsp

Tomato chopped 5-6

Ginger Paste 1 ts

Salt to taste

Fresh Coriander Stalks chopped ½ cup

Kashmiri Red Chilli Paste 1 ts

Butter 1 ts

Clove-Cinnamon Powder Pinch

 

Garlic Breads for serving

 

Method:

Heat Oil in a pan.

 

Add Black Pepper, Whole Coriander, Cumin Seeds, Cinnamon 1 pc, Big Cardamom and Clove Buds and sauté well.

 

Add chopped Onion, Garlic, Carrots, Tomato and Ginger Paste. Mix well.

 

Add littler water and Salt. Mix well.

 

Cover the pan with a lid and cook on medium flame until Tomatoes are cooked well.

 

Add chopped Fresh Coriander Stalks and Kashmiri Red Chilli Paste. Mix well.

 

Add 1 glass of Water and let it boil on medium flame for a while.

 

Strain the mixture and collect Spiced Water in a bowl. Keep it a side.

 

Heat Butter in a pan on low flame.

 

Add 1 pc of Cinnamon.

 

When spluttered, add Spiced Water and Clove-Cinnamon Powder. Let it boil for 3-4 minutes on medium flame.

 

Serve Hot and Fresh with Garlic Breads.

 

Spice Up with Spicy and Healthy Tomato-Coriander Shorba.

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Kashmiri Pink Tea

Preparation time 3 minutes

Cooking time 20 minutes

Servings 2

 

Ingredients:

Water 1 cup

Kashmiri Green Tea 1 tbsp

Soda-bi-Carb ½ ts

Ice Cubes 5-6

Cardamom granules of 2 cardamom

Star Anise 1

Cinnamon 1 small piece

Milk 1 cup

Sugar Powder 1 tbsp

Fennel Seeds Powder ½ ts

Salt Pinch

Almond and Pistachio for garnishing

 

Method:

Take 1 cup of Water in a pan and put it for boiling. Add Kashmiri Green Tea while boiling. When boiled, add Soda-bi-Carb and continue boiling while stirring for 2-3 minutes. Switch off the flame.

 

Add Ice Cubes. Switch on the flame again to boil it again. Add Cardamom granules, Star Anise and Cinnamon while boiling. When boiled very well, strain it and put strained water again for boiling. Add 1 cup of Milk while boiling and boil it repeatedly 5-7 times while stirring to prevent boil over.

 

Strain it in a cup or glass.

 

Add Sugar Powder, Fennel Seeds Powder and Salt. Stir it to mix well.

 

Take it in a serving cup of glass.

 

Sprinkle Almond and Pistachio pieces to garnish.

 

Serve Fresh.

 

Have a Cup of Kashmiri Pink Tea and make Pink Cold of Winter Joyful.

 

The Wonderful Gift from the People Of Heaven on the Earth…The Kashmir…

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Green Bhaji Pav

Preparation time 15 minutes

Cooking time 15 minutes

For 2 persons

 

Ingredients:

Oil 2 tbsp

Ginger-Garlic-Chilli Paste 1 tbsp

Spring Onion chopped 1 cup

Spring Garlic chopped ¼ cup

Tomato chopped 2

Capsicum chopped 1

Mix Vegetables chopped 2 cup

(Egg Plants, Potato, Bottle Gourd, Cabbage, Cauliflower)

Spinach Puree ½ cup

Green Peas 2 tbsp

Pavbhaji Masala 1 ts

Garam Masala 1 ts

Salt to taste

Spring Garlic chopped for tempering             2 tbsp

Onion Rings for garnishing

Buns for serving

Method:

Heat Oil in a pan. Add Ginger-Garlic-Chilli Paste, Spring Onion, Spring Garlic, Tomato, Capsicum and Mix Vegetables. Partially cook on low-medium flame for a while. Add Pavbhaji Masala, Garam Masala and Salt. Mix well. Add Spinach Puree and Green Peas. Continue cooking for a while.

 

In another pan, heat Oil. Temper Spring Garlic in heated oil.

 

Pour tempered Spring Garlic on cooked vegetable.

 

Garnish with Onion Rings.

 

Serve with Buns.

 

Enjoy Diversified Taste of Bambaiya Bhaji Pav (Mumbai Bhaji Pav).

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Eggplants Rolls

Preparation time 20 minutes

Cooking time 25 minutes

Servings 6

 

Ingredients:

Eggplants roasted or boiled and mashed 1 cup

Oil 1 tbsp

Ginger-Chilli Paste 1 ts

Garlic Paste 1 ts

Onion chopped 1

Green Peas 2 tbsp

Carrot chopped small cubes of 1 carrot

Capsicum chopped small pieces of 1 capsicum

Salt to taste

Turmeric Powder 1 ts

Red Chilli Powder 1 ts

Garam Masala 1 ts

Ketchup 2 tbsp

Fresh Bread Crumb 1 cup

Refined White Wheat Flour Slurry 1 cup

Oil to deep fry

Chutney or Ketchup for serving

 

Method:

Heat Oil in a Pan. Add Ginger-Chilli Paste, Garlic Paste and Onion. When Onion becomes soft, add Green Peas, Carrot and Capsicum. Cook for 2-3 minutes on low-medium flame. Add Salt, Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli Powder, Garam Masala and mix well. Add Ketchup and mix well while continue cooking for 2-3 minutes. Remove from the flame and shift the mixture in a bowl. Add mashed Eggplants and also add Fresh Bread Crumb as needful to prepare the semi stiff mixture.

 

Prepare number of roll from the mixture.

 

One by one, dip all rolls in Slurry, coat with Fresh Bread Crumb and deep fry to light brownish. Turn over rolls slowly while deep frying  taking care of not breaking any roll to deep fry them all around.

 

Serve Hot with Home Made Chutney or Ketchup of choice.

 

Generate Natural Heat in Your Body with Eggplants in Cold Winter.

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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.

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Aloe Vera Halvo – Aloe Vera Pudding

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 20 minutes

For 4 Persons

Ingredients:

Aloe Vera 100 gm

Ghee 100 gm

Milk 1 cup

Milk Khoya 200 gm

Sugar 100 gm

Edible Gum fried ½ cup

Almond broken pieces ½ cup

Nutmeg Powder 1 ts

Cardamom Powder 1 ts

Dried Ginger Powder 1 tbsp

Poppy Seeds 1 tbsp

 

Method:

Heat Ghee on low flame. Roast Aloe Vera brownish.

 

Then, increase the flame to medium. add Milk. Milk will curdle. Continue on medium flame while stirring until the separated water from Milk is steamed away.

 

When no water is seen, add Milk Khoya and continue until Milk Khoya is cooked well.

 

Add Sugar and continue stirring on medium flame until the mixture becomes thick.

 

Reduce the flame to low. Add fried Edible Gum, broken pieces of Almonds, Nutmeg Powder, Cardamom Powder, Dried Ginger Powder and Poppy Seeds. Mix very while on low flame for 2-3 minutes.

 

Take a lump of Aloe Vera Halvo on a serving plate.

 

Garnish with sprinkle of Almond Flakes and Poppy Seeds.

 

Consume Aloe Vera…Make Health Your Wealth…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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