Saturday, December 10, 2016

Spicy Urad daal Poori

Ingredients

Urad daal - 1 cup
Oil for frying
Salt to taste

Wheat flour/ Maida - 2cup
Kalaunji seeds - 1 tsp
Water for making dough

Dry fresh spice powder
Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
Jeera  - 1 tbsp
Fennel/ saunf  - 1 tbsp
Red chilly - 4 long chillies
Black pepper/ kali mirch - 4-5 pieces

Roast all and then ground to powder

Method

grind urad daal in mixer
Take a pan and pour 2 tbsp oil/ ghee and fry urad dal paste in it.
Add spice powder and salt to taste.
Let this urad mixture cool and then form small balls for stuffing in pooris

In separate bowl take maida, lil oil(moyan) kalaunji and salt and make dough by adding water.
Keep the dough tight as it helps in getting filler pooris.

Now take  small of stuffing urad dal mixture and put it in maida dough and wrap it in maida dough.
with help of rolling pin roll out small pooris.
Now roast pooris on tava as this helps in easy frying later on and pooris become more crisp.
Fry poori before serving.

Hot urad daal poori is ready.
Can be consumed plain or with sauce or chutney or alu sabji.


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Crisp paneer/ potato

Ingredients

Panner/ potatocut to 1 inch pieces approx 20 pieces
Salt to taste
Lemon juice -  2 tbsp
Wheat flour/ Maida - 1 cup
Milk/ Egg - 1cup/ 2 nos.
Coriander finely chopped - 2 tbsp
Honey 2 tbsp
Chilliflakes - 1/2 tsp
crushed cornflakes 3 tbsp (for crispness)


Method

Marinate pieces in sal and lemon for 10 mins and then dip in mixture of flour, milk, and taste ingrtedients.

Deep fry and its ready to eat.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

home made chocolate wafers

Ingredients

300 gm cooking/ compound chocolate
              (take milk chocolate and dark chocolate both in equal quantities)
wafers any flavour

Method

Melt cooking/ compound chocolate in double boiler or in microwave on 50% power of heat

Smoothen and even the hot chocolate on a smooth surface.
Its called tempering.

now dip the wafer in this melted chocolate and put them carefully on a tray and let them cool. else puut them in fridger for 10 mins.

wafers are ready to consume.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

chocolate creme pie

dark compound chocolate - 2 cups
whipped cream  - 1/2cup
Marie biscuits 1.5 cup
Melted butter - 1 cup
Powdered sugar - 1 cup or as per taste

Melt chocolate in double boiler ( hot water then put tumbler in it with dark chocolate cubes)

Take a pie dish (borosil or square one)
spread marie biscuit roughly grounded (not finely crushed)
pour melted butter mixed with powdered sugar on it.
spread evenly in pie dish on base.

Now spread whipped cream mixed with dark melted chocolate as final layer in pie dish.

Let it freeze and garnish with chocolate scrapes or cut fruits or dry fruits.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Rakhi with coconut barfi / नारळाच्या वड्या

Raksha bandhan is round the corner so what sweet are you making? ?

Well in Maharashtra rakhi is associated to coconut sweets as this day is also called as "नारळी पूर्णिमा".

So it's considered auspicious to make नारळ or नारियल or coconut sweet that day.
Known as नारियल बर्फी or नारळाच्या वड्या in Maharashtra

Sharing my mom's simple recipe of nariyal barfi/ नारियल बर्फी or नारळाच्या वड्या

Ingredients 
1 coconut grated
2 cups sugar
2 cups milk if you have mava or khoya then reduce milk and increase khoya
If milk or khoya both are unavailable we can use milkmaid tin also by decreasing sugar as milkmaid is already sweet.

Method
Heat desk ghee or clarified butter a spoonful in pan and add grated wet coconut to it. Roast properly till it's milk is reduced. Add milk/ khoya/ milkmaid to it with sugar.
Keep stiring continously till reduced to thick paste.
Add cardamom powder before switching off gas. 
Once warm spread on greased steel plate abd cut in desired shapes.
Enjoy the sweetness of Rakhi with this sweet.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Raw Mango/ kacchi kairi/ aaambi

Ahh the tingling taste of raw mango or saw kairi or say aambi...is mind boggling.
Come summers and we are blessed with mangoes.
Be it ripe or raw there are endless things we can make with it.

Just to enlist few of raw mango recipes-
Aam panha
Kairi chutney
Kairi sweet pickle
Kairi murrabba
Kairi loncha or say pickle
pickle too is made in many varieties be it with grated raw mango or pieces.


Thursday, March 10, 2016

Nutritious multigrain laddoo





Multigrain Ladoo, is a rich, sweet dessert. its dry so can be popped up anytime.

I make many types of laddoo...besan laddoo, gond ke laddoo, methi ke ladoo, suji ke laddoo and many more...

But this Atta Ka Ladoo which i call nutritious multi grain laddoo is favorite in my house and loved by all kids too!

This makes approx 50 laddoos so one can reduce or increase as per requirement.

Ingredients:
  • 3 cup whole wheat flour (roti ka atta)
  • 2 cup multigrain atta (you can make it purely with only mutligrain atta depending upon your taste)
  • 1/2 kg or more desi ghee.
  • 5-6 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup roughly crushed almonds
  • 1/3 cup roughly crushed cashews
  • 1/3 cup roughly crushed walnuts
  • 1/3 cup roughly crushed dry dates
  • 1teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp nutmeg powder
  • I also add badam pak from patanjali for add on taste

Method
  • Roast atta with approx half of the ghee(1-1.5 cups) on low medium heat until lightly colored this should take about 15 minutes. else you can microwave it on 60% power for 10 minutes but with breaks of 5 min then remove and mix, then again 2-3 minutes again remove and mix....
  • let atta cool off and in the mean time in small wok fry almonds, cashews, walnuts and roast for about 3 more minutes in little ghee say 1-2 tbsp. Important to keep stirring continuously, to roast evenly.
  • Now once dry-fruits are cooled grind them in mixer pot. 
NOTE - i grind all dry-fruits as few people or kids dont like the big pieces coming in mouth and they end up throwing but if you like pieces then let them be coarsely grounded only and no grinding.

  • Now Add atta mixture and grounded sugar and dryfruits and remining ghee along with cardamom, nutmeg, date powder.....on a big clean sheet or big plate or big bowl where in you can mix all the things properly.

  • one can also move the all added ingredients just once in mixer pot as this way everything gets mixed up well and becomes uniform. 



  • To make the ladoos, take about 2 tablespoons of atta mix into your palm. Gently press the mixture between your palms to form a smooth, round ball. Now put 1-2 kishmish in between each ladoo and shape them in a ball. 

  • Leave the ladoos on a plate to cool to room temperature before putting into a covered container. The ladoos can be stored in an airtight container for 2 to 3 weeks.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Salad/ Koshimbir

Koshimbir in maharashtra is a must have side with lunch. Its a salad where in all ingredients are grated or finely chopped so as to consume more quantity and more ingredients instead of just picking up one single at one time.

There is no set rule for what to add.
this is a simple example to add the basic salad ingredients...

onions -2 finely chopped
cucumber - 2 finely chopped
tomatoes - 2 finely chopped
carrots - 2 finely chopped
reddish -1 finely chopped
cabbage - 1/4th or say 1/2 cup finely chopped

green chilies 2-3 finely chopped
coriander - 2 tbsp finely chopped
salt, pepper sugar to taste

all this can be just mixed and eaten or we can temper it with 1 sp oil n rai or
to enhance taste add curd to it.

Monday, February 15, 2016

chilly coriander chutney

Chilly coriander chutney

Ingredients

coriander - clean n cut approx 2 cups
green chillies - 5-6 as per spicy taste
cumin seeds/ zeera - 2 tsp
salt to taste
lemon juice of one lemon

Grind all in  a mixer pot to fine paste and squeeze lemon juice

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Chooocolate Cake

The Basic simple yum chocolate cake....everyone's favourite...

So what we need...

Ingredients

Flour/ Maida        - 1.5 cup
Baking Powder    - 1 tsp
Cocoa powder      - 2 tpsp
Coffee pdr            - 1 tsp
Eggs                     - 4 numbers
powdered sugar   - 1 cup
vanilla essence    - 1 tsp

How to bake chocolate cake...

Add sugar, then oil and then eggs one by one in a bowl or mixing pot.

side by side seive flour + cocoa powder + baking powder and coffee.

No pre heat oven for 15 mins at 180° C in convection mode.

Now add flour mixture to oil egg mixture and beat a little more

Now bake cake for 45 minutes in oven.

Suggested serving - Coffee liquour poured on cake adds taste to this cake
Coffee liquor - 1/2 spoon coffee + 4sp grounded sugar + 1 cap rum.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Eggless chocolate cake

2 cup maida/ flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp cocoa powder

100 gm butter (white preferable)
1 cup milk
1 cup milk powder

sieve all dry ingredients
mix all wet ingredients
Mix both and bake me up in oven for 30-40 mins at 200 deg C

Spicy Urad daal Poori

Ingredients Urad daal - 1 cup Oil for frying Salt to taste Wheat flour/ Maida - 2cup Kalaunji seeds - 1 tsp Water for making dough ...