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Mango Coconut Burfi – Aam aur Nariyal ki Burfi

Mango Coconut Burfi – आम नारियल की बर्फी – Aam aur Nariyal ki Burfi

Barfi has always been one of our favorite recipe. What better sweet recipe you could find then making Mango Coconut Barfi. This seasonal delight will surely satisfy all your sweet cravings. You can serve it at any party or gatherings or have it after your meals.

It is mangoes season so do try out making this barfi recipe with unique taste and flavors. Here is an easy recipe with pictures and detailed information to make sumptuous Mango coconut barfi. Try fresh and homemade Mango coconut Barfi at your home and enjoy!

Direction :

Getting Ready :

Take 2 Mangoes . Peel the mangoes, and then cut the pulp from it. We have taken safeda mango for it.

mango coconut barfiMaking :

Put the mango chunks in the mixer jar, add 2 tbsp corn flour, add 1 cup sugar. Grind all things well.

mango coconut barfi

Take 2 cup dessicated coconut. Add it to the pan and roast for a minute or so while stirring constantly until it turns fragrant. We have roasted it for 2 minutes. Once roasted transfer it to a plate.

mango coconut barfi

Add ground mango, sugar and corn flour mixture into the pan. Turn on the flame. Cook the mango mixture until it gets dense and there is change in color.

mango coconut barfi

Add the desiccated coconut to the mango pulp and mix well. Reduce the flame. Make sure you cook it until it reaches the desired consistency required for setting the barfi. Turn off the flame.

mango coconut barfi

To set the Barfi Grease the plate with some ghee. Transfer the barfi mixture to a plate and even it out using a spoon. Grease the spoon with some ghee as well to easily even out the barfi.

mango coconut barfi

To garnish the barfi add finely chopped cashews and finely chopped pistachios. Press down the dry fruit with a spoon so that it sets inside the barfi. Keep the barfi aside for 1 hour to set.

mango coconut barfi Serving :

To separate out the chunks from plate,mark cuts on the barfi then heat it from the bottom over the flame for a while. Cut the barfi in big or small size chunks as per your preference. Super luscious and tempting mango coconut barfi is ready. This super delicious mango coconut barfi can be stored for up to 15 to 20 days if kept in refrigerator.

mango coconut barfiSuggestion :

  • For making the barfi take mangoes which don’t consist of threads. We have taken safeda mango. You can also take alphonso or dussehri mangoes too.
  • For garnishing the barfi we can use any other dry fruit. You can melon seeds, finely chopped almonds or any other dry fruit as desired to garnish.
  • We have taken 2 tbsp cornflour  to set the barfi. You can add ½ cup milk powder or ½ cup cashew powder instead.

Mango Coconut Burfi - Aam aur Nariyal ki Burfimango coconut barfi
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Recipe type: sweets
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Ripe Mango – 2 (500 gms )
  • Desiccated Coconut – 2 cup (200 gms )
  • Sugar – 1 cup (200 gms )
  • Corn flour – 2 tbsp
  • Cashew – 8 to 10 (finely chopped )
  • Pistachios – 10 to 12 (finely chopped )
Instructions
  1. Direction :
  2. Getting Ready :
  3. Take 2 Mangoes . Peel the mangoes, and then cut the pulp from it. We have taken safeda mango for it.
  4. Making :
  5. Put the mango chunks in the mixer jar, add 2 tbsp corn flour, add 1 cup sugar. Grind all things well.
  6. Take 2 cup dessicated coconut. Add it to the pan and roast for a minute or so while stirring constantly until it turns fragrant. We have roasted it for 2 minutes. Once roasted transfer it to a plate.
  7. Add ground mango, sugar and corn flour mixture into the pan. Turn on the flame. Cook the mango mixture until it gets dense and there is change in color.
  8. Add the desiccated coconut to the mango pulp and mix well. Reduce the flame. Make sure you cook it until it reaches the desired consistency required for setting the barfi. Turn off the flame.
  9. To set the Barfi Grease the plate with some ghee. Transfer the barfi mixture to a plate and even it out using a spoon. Grease the spoon with some ghee as well to easily even out the barfi.
  10. To garnish the barfi add finely chopped cashews and finely chopped pistachios. Press down the dry fruit with a spoon so that it sets inside the barfi. Keep the barfi aside for 1 hour to set.
  11. Serving :
  12. To separate out the chunks from plate, heat it from the bottom over the flame for a while. Cut the barfi in big or small size chunks as per your preference. Super luscious and tempting mango coconut barfi is ready. This super delicious mango coconut barfi can be stored for up to 15 to 20 days if kept in refrigerator

 

Sooji Khichadi – Rava Khichadi – Semolina khichdi

Sooji Khichadi – Rava Khichadi – सूजी की खिचडी – Semolina khichdi

Sooji khichdi is a very simple and easy recipe to try out this summer. In summers we don’t want to eat much of oily food. Rava Khichdi is one nice option for you. It is light on your tummy and is also filled with nutritious veggies. Grab a bowl of Sooji khichdi and satisfy your hunger pangs.

Here is a step by step recipe with pictures to make tempting and nutritious Sooji khichdi.  Prepare Semolina khichdi using semolina which gets ready instantly and you will surely like it.

Direction :

Making :

Add 2 tsp ghee to a pan. Turn on the flame. Add ¼ cup thick semolina. Stir constantly and roast until it gets golden brown in color and is little fragrant. Take it out in a plate once roasted and ready.

sooji khichdi

Add 2 tsp more ghee to the same wok and let it heat a little.Keep the flame low. Add ½ tsp cumin seeds and sauté for a while. Then add 7 to 8 curry leaves, finely chopped ginger, finely chopped green chili, add less than ¼ tsp turmeric powder and sauté the masala for a while, add green peas. After sautéing the green peas for a while, add finely chopped capsicum. Keep tossing while sauteing.

sooji khichdi

Add finely chopped tomato. Sauté the veggies for a minute or so until they get little crunchy. Add 1.5 cups of water, followed by roasted semolina, ½ tsp salt or to taste and mix well.Cook it on low flame until the semolina puffs up. Then cover for a while and reduce the flame. Cook it for 3 minutes. Check the khichdi. Cook it for a while till thick.

sooji khichdiServing :

Once the khichdi is fragrant and ready,transfer it to a bowl. Garnish with some ghee. Prepare Semolina khichdi using semolina which gets ready instantly and you will surely like it.

sooji khichdi Suggestion :

  • Thickly texture semolina remains good for making the khichdi.
  • If making this khichdi for kids and they don’t like spicy food then avoid using green chilies.
Sooji Khichadi - Rava Khichadi - Semolina khichdisooji khichdi
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
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Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Semolina – ¼ cup (50 gms)
  • Ghee- 2 tbsp
  • Capsicum- 2 to 3 tbsp (finely chopped )
  • Tomatoes- 2 to 3 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Green Peas- 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds- ½ tsp
  • Curry Leaves – 7 to 8
  • Turmeric Powder- Less than ¼ tsp
  • Ginger – ¼ inch piece (finely chopped )
  • Green chili- 2 (finely chopped )
  • Salt-1/2 tsp (or to taste )
Instructions
  1. Add 2 tsp ghee to a pan. Turn on the flame. Add ¼ cup thick semolina. Stir constantly and roast until it gets golden brown in color and is little fragrant. Take it out in a plate once roasted and ready.
  2. Add 2 tsp more ghee to the same wok and let it heat a little.Keep the flame low.
  3. Now add ½ tsp cumin seeds and sauté for a while. Then add 7 to 8 curry leaves, finely chopped ginger, finely chopped green chili, add less than ¼ tsp turmeric powder and sauté the masala for a while, add green peas. After sautéing the green peas for a while, add finely chopped capsicum. Keep tossing while sautéing.
  4. Add finely chopped tomato. Sauté the veggies for a minute or so until they get little crunchy. Add 1.5 cups of water, followed by roasted semolina, ½ tsp salt or to taste and mix well.Cook it on low flame until the semolina puffs up. Then cover for a while and reduce the flame. Cook it for 3 minutes. Check the khichdi. Cook it for a while till thick.
  5. Once the khichdi is fragrant and ready,transfer it to a bowl. Garnish with some ghee. Prepare Semolina khichdi using semolina which gets ready instantly and you will surely like it.

Raw mango Mint Chutney – Kacche Aam Podina Chutney – Green Mango Mint Chutney

Raw mango Mint Chutney- Kacche Aam Podina Chutney – Green Mango Mint Chutney

Mango Mint Chutney  has always delighted us and has always complemented our meals way too much. With the onset of summer season, starts the season of mangoes. A time we all eagerly await . Raw mango mint chutney with their tangy flavors just add that zingy taste to our food it is served along.

Everyone will devour  its amazing tangy-zingy taste. Serve this lip-smacking and finger-licking Raw mango mint chutney along with kachoris, pakodas, samosas or any other meal as per your preference. Here is an easy recipe with step by step pictures to make Kairi Pudina  chutney at home. Enjoy! 

Direction :

Getting Ready :

Take  250 gms ( 2 cup ) pudina leaves with its leaves taken out and their stalk removed. Wash the leaves twice and keep them in a strainer, dry the leaves until the water drains out.

kairi pudina chutney

Take 1 raw mango ( 250 gms) peel it and take out the pulp. Cut the pulp into small pieces so that it is easy to grind them.

kairi pudina chutney Making :

Put the chopped pieces of mango in the mixer jar to grind. Also add the pudina leaves, 1 tsp salt or to taste,1 tsp black salt or to taste, 1 tsp cumin seeds, 2 tsp fennel seeds and 5 green chilies (washed and cut into halves). Add ½ cup water to it.

kairi pudina chutney Serving:

Chutney is ground and ready. It is has a nice fragrance. take out the chutney in a bowl.

kairi pudina chutney

Raw mango pudina chutney is ready. You can serve this chutney with kachori, samosa, pakoras, dosa and with meals as well.

Suggestion :

  • You can adjust the quantity of green chili as desired. If you like spicy chutney you can add more green chilies.

Raw mango Mint Chutney - Kacche Aam Podina Chutney - Green Mango Mint Chutneykairi pudina chutney
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Recipe type: chutney
Cuisine: Indian
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Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Mint leaves – 2 cup (250 grams)
  • Raw mango – 1 ( 150 gms)
  • Green chilies – 4 to 5
  • Fennel seeds- 2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Black salt – 1 tsp (or to taste )
  • Salt – 1 tsp ( or to taste )
Instructions
  1. Take 250 gms ( 2 cup ) pudina leaves with its leaves taken out and their stalk removed. Wash the leaves twice and keep them in a strainer, dry the leaves until the water drains out.
  2. Take 1 raw mango ( 250 gms) peel it and take out the pulp. Cut the pulp into small pieces so that it is easy to grind them.
  3. Put the chopped pieces of mango in the mixer jar to grind. Also add the pudina leaves, 1 tsp salt or to taste,1 tsp black salt or to taste, 1 tsp cumin seeds, 2 tsp fennel seeds and 5 green chilies (washed and cut into halves). Add ½ cup water to it.
  4. Chutney is ground and ready. It is has a nice fragrance. take out the chutney in a bowl.
  5. Raw mango pudina chutney is ready. You can serve this chutney with kachori. samosa pakoras, dosa and with meals as well.

 

 

How to make Dal ke papad – Moong Dal ke Papad Banane ki vidhi

How to make Dal ke papad  – Moong Dal ke Papad Banane ki vidhi

Dal papad is something we always relish with our meals. The crunchy is papad made from moong dal  flour and urad dal flour along with some desi spices too. Munch over these  papads along with your meals. You can have it as an accompaniment or you can also nibble it along with a steaming hot cup of tea in supper.

Here is an easy recipe with step by step picture to make Moong dal papad. Prepare dal  papad at your home easily rather than buying it out from the market. Serve this crisp and mouth-drooling papad as a side assortment along with any meal.

Direction :

Getting Ready :

Take 1 tbsp black pepper, crush it coarsely and soak it in ½ cup  water for 15 to 20 minutes. After 15 minutes add papad khaar to the soaked black pepper and mix well. Dal papad Making :

Take 1.5  cup (200 grams) Urade dal flour and place it in a big bowl. Add less than ½ cup ( 50 grams) Moong dal atta, 1/3 tsp salt, ½ pinch asafoetida, 2 tbsp oil, Mix all ingredients well.dal papad

Knead the dough with the black pepper water. Knead a stiff dough like that of a poori. We have used 1 cup black pepper water with 1 tbsp more water to knead it. Cover and keep the dough aside for 30 minutes.dal papad

Grease your hands with little oil. As the dough stays hard knead it and make it smooth.dal papad

Rather than kneading it with hand you can also press it with a rolling pin. Flip it over and press it constantly with a rolling pin to make it smooth and soft. We have smoothened the dough for 30 minutes and made it smooth.dal papad

Make a log of the dough. Divide it into two equal parts. Keep the diameter of the log 1 to 1.25 inch. Then break small lumps from the dough to make papad. dal papad

Cut the log in ½ inch pieces. Place the cut dough pieces in a large bowl and cover it, so that they don’t dry up. dal papad

To roll out the Papad sheets you can take a board or a rolling board. Take a piece of dough and grease it with a little oil. Grease the board with oil too so that the papad doesn’t stick to the board.dal papad

Press it to flatten , then roll it out very thin . Apply pressure on the edges and roll them out. Rotate the board and roll the papad thin.dal papad

Pick the papad very cautiously and place it over a cloth. Likewise roll out the rest of the papads and place it over the cloth to dry. 15 Papads can be prepared with this much quantity of dough.dal papad

Dry the papad under the fan or in a shady place. Make sure you flip them after an hour or so. So that the papad dry nicely on both sides. Once dry stack the Papads and place it in a container. Take them out the next day and dry them in sunlight for 10 minutes by flipping them at regular intervals then stack them.dal papad

Tempting Papad is dried and ready. Stack them up and place in a container and use them for 4 to 6 months.dal papad

To fry the papad, Heat some oil in a pan. Oil should be sufficiently hot. Place your hand over the wok to check, if you feel the heat on hands means the oil is sufficiently hot. Make sure you keep the flame high.dal papad

Place the papad into hot oil. Flip them with help of tongs. Take out the fried papad once it is slightly brown.dal papad Serving :

Crunchy and crispy Papad is fried and ready. Relish this amazing papad anytime you wish to eat with meals. Take them out , fry them and enjoy it.

Suggestion :

  • You can add ¾ tsp baking soda to it instead of papar khaar too.
  • We have added Moong dal in ¼ th quantity of Urad dal. You can add ½ quantity of moong dal flour or you can add urad dal flour and moong dal flour in equal quantity. If desired you can make papad only from Urad dal flour too.
  • You can keep the size of papad big or small as desired.
  • Make sure that you roll the papad from the edges and not from the centre.

 

How to make Dal ke papad - Moong Dal ke Papad Banane ki vidhidal papad
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Recipe type: Misscellaneous
Cuisine: Indian
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 5
 
Ingredients
  • Urad dal flour – 1.5 cup (200 grams)
  • Moong dal flour – Less than ½ cup ( 50 grams)
  • Oil – 3 tbsp
  • Papad Khar- 2 tbsp ( 12 grams )
  • Black pepper – 1 tbsp
  • Salt- ⅓ tsp
  • Asafoetida- ½ pinch
  • Oil – for frying
Instructions
  1. Take 1 tbsp black pepper, crush it coarsely and soak it in ½ cup water for 15 to 20 minutes. After 15 minutes add papad khaar to the soaked black pepper and mix well.
  2. Take 1.5 cup (200 grams) Urade dal flour and place it in a big bowl. Add less than ½ cup ( 50 grams) Moong dal atta, ⅓ tsp salt, ½ pinch asafoetida, 2 tbsp oil, Mix all ingredients well.
  3. Knead the dough with the black pepper water. Knead a stiff dough like that of a poori. We have used 1 cup black pepper water with 1 tbsp more water to knead it. Cover and keep the dough aside for 30 minutes.
  4. Grease your hands with little oil. As the dough stays hard knead it and make it smooth.
  5. Rather than kneading it with hand you can also press it with a rolling pin. Flip it over and press it constantly with a rolling pin to make it smooth and soft. We have smoothened the dough for 30 minutes and made it smooth.
  6. Make a log of the dough. Divide it into two equal parts. Keep the diameter of the log 1 to 1.25 inch. Then break small lumps from the dough to make papad.
  7. Cut the log in ½ inch pieces. Place the cut dough pieces in a large bowl and cover it, so that they don’t dry up.
  8. To roll out the Papad sheets you can take a board or a rolling board. Take a piece of dough and grease it with a little oil. Grease the board with oil too so that the papad doesn’t stick to the board.
  9. Press it to flatten , then roll it out very thin . Apply pressure on the edges and roll them out. Rotate the board and roll the papad thin.
  10. Pick the papad very cautiously and place it over a cloth. Likewise roll out the rest of the papads and place it over the cloth to dry. 15 Papads can be prepared with this much quantity of dough.
  11. Dry the papad under the fan or in a shady place. Make sure you flip them after an hour or so. So that the papad dry nicely on both sides. Once dry stack the Papads and place it in a container. Take them out the next day and dry them in sunlight for 10 minutes by flipping them at regular intervals then stack them.
  12. Tempting Papad is dried and ready. Stack them up and place in a container and use them for 4 to 6 months.
  13. To fry the papad, Heat some oil in a pan. Oil should be sufficiently hot. Place your hand over the wok to check, if you feel the heat on hands means the oil is sufficiently hot. Make sure you keep the flame high.
  14. Place the papad into hot oil. Flip them with help of tongs. Take out the fried papad once it is slightly brown.
  15. Crunchy and crispy Papad is fried and ready. Relish this amazing papad anytime you wish to eat with meals. Take them out , fry them and enjoy it.

 

Aam ki Launji – Sweet And Sour Raw Mango Chutney

Aam ki Launji – Sweet And Sour Raw Mango Chutney

With the season of mangoes comes a variety of new menu for you to relish. Try making Sweet and Sour Raw mango pickle this summer season and amaze everyone with its tantalizing and tongue tickling taste. Surely it will add more taste to your menu. Not only adults even  kids will relish eating it.

Here is a quick and easy recipe with step by step pictures to make Aam ki Launji at . Serve this yummy launji with chapatti, pooris, paranthas. Store this launji in refrigerator and relish eating for up to 15 days.

Direction :

Getting Ready :

Take 3 raw mangoes. Wash and peel them. Cut off the pulp from the mangoes. Cut down these big chunks into small pieces. Peel and chop down each mango likewise.

Mango launji Making :

Heat 2 tbsp oil to the pan. Once the Oil is rightly hot, add ½ tsp cumin seeds, ½ tsp fenugreek seeds to it. Reduce the flame to prevent the spices from browning. Add 1 tsp fennel seeds, add ½ tsp turmeric powder, sauté a little and then add the chopped mango chunks. Mix everything really well. Cook until the mango chunks are nicely coated with the spices.

mango launji

Add 1 cup of water, ¾ tsp plain salt, 1 tsp black salt, ½ tsp red chili powder and mix thoroughly. Cover and let it cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Cook until the mangoes are tender.

mango lauji

Once tender, add 200 grams of crumbled jaggery. Cook the launji until jaggery melts completely. Also add ½ tsp garam masala and mix well. Let it get a little thick in consistency. Once thick, Turn off the flame and transfer the launji to a bowl.

mango lauji
Serving :

Sweet-tangy raw mango launji is ready and taste super scrumptious.Making this tempting launji is really easy. Serve this launji with chapatti, paranthas or poori. You can pack this for your kid’s tiffin as they relish eating it most. This sweet-tangy raw mango launji keeps good for up to 15 to 20 days.

Aam ki Launji - Sweet And Sour Raw Mango Chutneymango launji
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Recipe type: Chutney
Cuisine: Indian
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Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Raw mangoes – 3 ( 500 gms )
  • Jaggery – ¾ cup (200 gms)
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds- ½ tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds – ½ tsp
  • Fennel Seeds- 1 tsp
  • Salt – ¾ tsp ( or to taste )
  • Black salt- 1 tsp (or to taste)
  • Turmeric Powder- ½ tsp
  • Red chili powder- ½ tsp
  • Garam Masala – ½ tsp
Instructions
  1. Take 3 raw mangoes. Wash and peel them. Cut off the pulp from the mangoes.
  2. Cut down these big chunks into small pieces. Peel and chop down each mango likewise.
  3. Heat 2 tbsp oil to the pan. Once the Oil is rightly hot, add ½ tsp cumin seeds, ½ tsp fenugreek seeds to it. Reduce the flame to prevent the spices from browning. Add 1 tsp fennel seeds, add ½ tsp turmeric powder, sauté a little and then add the chopped mango chunks. Mix everything really well. Cook until the mango chunks are nicely coated with the spices.
  4. Add 1 cup of water, ¾ tsp plain salt, 1 tsp black salt, ½ tsp red chili powder and mix thoroughly. Cover and let it cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Cook until the mangoes are tender.
  5. Once tender, add 200 grams of crumbled jaggery. Cook the launji until jaggery melts completely. Also add ½ tsp garam masala and mix well. Let it get a little thick in consistency. Once thick, Turn off the flame and transfer the launji to a bowl.
  6. Sweet-tangy raw mango launji is ready and taste super scrumptious.Making this tempting launji is really easy. Serve this launji with chapatti, paranthas or poori. You can pack this for your kid’s tiffin as they relish eating it most. This sweet-tangy raw mango launji keeps good for up to 15 to 20 days.

 

Baingan Bharta Recipe – How to make Roasted Eggplant

Baingan Bharta Recipe  – How to make Roasted Eggplant

Baingan Bharta is one of the favorite North Indian cuisine. Even those who don’t like it will relish eating Baingan Bharta for sure. You can make this delicious dish in very less time with ingredients like Brinjal, tomatoes,  spices and green coriander.

Here is an easy recipe with step by step pictures to make this amazing side dish. Serve this delicious and lip-smacking baingan bharta steaming hot along with chapatti, parantha, naan or rice. Enjoy!

Direction:

Getting ready:

Take a brinjal ( 500 grams). Coat the brinjal with some oil prior roasting it.Eggplant bharta

Take 3 tomatoes ( chopped roughly ) , ½ inch ginger piece, cut in rough chunks, 2 green chilies, cut them into half for  masala. Add all to mixer jar and grind it. Transfer it to a bowl.Eggplant bhartaMaking :

Make a cut from the knife over the brinjal and add ½ pinch asafoetida inside it. Turn it around and mark 3 more cuts. Add some more asafoetida in each cut.eggplant bharta

Turn on the flame and place a net stand over it. Then keep the brinjal over this stand. Keep turning around the brinjal and roast each side nicely. After a while press and check if it has turned tender. Turn of the flame. It takes 10 minute to roast the brinjal.eggplant bharta

Once the brinjal is roasted well, place it on a plate. Let it cool a little and then peel of its skin. Remove the roasted black skin from it.

eggplant bhartaFor preparing the masala heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and let it heat sufficiently then add the remaining asafoetida, ½ tsp cumin seeds, ½ tsp turmeric powder, and 1 tsp coriander powder and reduce the flame to prevent the spices from browning. Also add less than ½ piece of ginger (finely chopped).eggplant bharta Sauté the masala for a while ,and then add ground tomato-ginger-green chili paste, followed by ¼ tsp red chili powder. Sauté the masala until oil starts separating from it.Keep stirring the masala at regular intervals and keep the flame medium.

eggplant bharta Once the masala is ready, add ¼ tsp garam masala and 1 tsp salt. Cut the roasted brinjal and add to the masala. Also add some green coriander and mix thoroughly. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes on low flame so that brinjal absorbs all the spices.

eggplant bharta Serving :

Once the bharta is ready, transfer it to a plate. Lip smacking and super tempting brinjal bharta is now ready. Garnish with some green coriander sprigs. Serve this scrumptious eggplant bharta with chapatti, naan, paranthas or rice. This much quantity of bharta is sufficient for 3 to 4 family members. eggplant bharta Suggestion:

  • While selecting brinjal from the market make sure that it soft. Press it down with your hand while selecting. If it is been pressed down easily. Eggplant is soft enough and is also dark in color.The stalk color should be nice green in color. It should be fresh.
  • Coating the brinjal with some oil prior roasting it, helps in roasting it nicely and it gets easy to remove the skin from it.
  • Don’t use too much quantity of asafoetida while filling the brinjal.
  • We have used mustard oil here in this recipe as it enhances the taste. You can also use any other cooking oil.
  • If you prefer eating spicier then you can adjust the quantity of red chili powder.
  • We have used finely chopped ginger here as they taste good while consuming the sabzi.But if you don’t like it finely chopped then grind the whole ginger along with tomatoes.

 

Baingan Bharta Recipe - बैंगन का भर्ता - How to make Roasted Eggplantroasted eggplant
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Recipe type: main course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Eggplant- 1 (500 grams)
  • Tomatoes – 2 ( 150 gms)
  • Ginger- ½ inch piece
  • Green chili – 2
  • Mustard oil – 2 tbsp
  • Green coriander- 2 to 3 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Cumin seeds- ½ tsp
  • Asafoetida- ½ pinch
  • Turmeric Powder- ½ tsp
  • Coriander Powder- 1 tsp
  • Red chili powder- ¼ tsp
  • Garam Masala – ¼ tsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp or to taste
  • Ginger – ½ inch piece ( finely chopped )
Instructions
  1. Take a brinjal ( 500 grams). Coat the brinjal with some oil prior roasting it.
  2. Take 3 tomatoes ( chopped roughly ) , ½ inch ginger piece, cut in rough chunks, 2 green chilies, cut them into half for masala. Add all to mixer jar and grind it. Transfer it to a bowl.
  3. Make a cut from the knife over the brinjal and add ½ pinch asafoetida inside it. Turn it around and mark 3 more cuts. Add some more asafoetida in each cut.
  4. Turn on the flame and place a net stand over it. Then keep the brinjal over this stand. Keep turning around the brinjal and roast each side nicely. After a while press and check if it has turned tender. Turn of the flame. It takes 10 minute to roast the brinjal.
  5. Once the brinjal is roasted well, place it on a plate. Let it cool a little and then peel of its skin. Remove the roasted black skin from it.
  6. For preparing the masala heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and let it heat sufficiently then add the remaining asafoetida, ½ tsp cumin seeds, ½ tsp turmeric powder, and 1 tsp coriander powder and reduce the flame to prevent the spices from browning. Also add less than ½ piece of ginger (finely chopped).
  7. Sauté the masala for a while ,and then add ground tomato-ginger-green chili paste, followed by ¼ tsp red chili powder. Sauté the masala until oil starts separating from it.
  8. Keep stirring the masala at regular intervals and keep the flame medium.
  9. Once the masala is ready, add ¼ tsp garam masala and 1 tsp salt. Cut the roasted brinjal and add to the masala. Also add some green coriander and mix thoroughly. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes on low flame so that brinjal absorbs all the spices.
  10. Once the bharta is ready, transfer it to a plate. Lip smacking and super tempting brinjal bharta is now ready. Garnish with some green coriander sprigs. Serve this scrumptious eggplant bharta with chapatti, naan, paranthas or rice. This much quantity of bharta is sufficient for 3 to 4 family members.

 

 

Jackfruit Bharwan Masala Parata -Raw Jack Fruit stuffed Paratha

Jackfruit Bharwan Masala Parata  -Raw Jack Fruit stuffed Paratha

Jackfruit has been one of the favorite seasonal fruits during summers. It is also known as kathal in Hindi. You might have prepared Kathal Kebab, Kathal Kofta but have you ever tried making paratha from it? No? Then here is a simple and devouring recipe for making jackfruit stuffed parantha at home. Try making Jackfruit paratha and surely your friends and family will enjoy it.

Stuffed paranthas make a perfect breakfast. In fact you can have them any time of the day. It is a good way to include such healthy veggies in your kids routine. So, here is an easy recipe with detailed method and step by step pictures to make Raw Jackfruit stuffed Paratha. Team it up with your favorite sabzi or chutney and drool over its amazing taste.

Direction :

Getting Ready:

Take 250 gms jackfruit and rinse it water. Now finely chop the jackfruit. Take off the skin behind the seeds as it hard and doesn’t get soft even after getting boiled and will not taste good either. Then discard the seed and remove the peel.

kathal paratha

To boil the jackfruit add it to the pressure cooker. Add 1/4 (3 to 4 tbsp) cup water to it. Close the pressure cooker with lid and cook until it whistles once. Once it whistles reduce the flame and continue cooking the jackfruit on low flame for 3 to 4 minutes. After 4 minutes turn off the flame.

kathal parathaMaking:

To prepare the dough for paratha, 2 cup wheat flour in a big mixing bowl, add 1/2 tsp salt to it, followed by 2 tsp oil, then add water in small portions and knead soft dough. We have used less than 1 cup of water is used for kneading this much quantity of dough. Cover and keep the dough aside for 20 minutes to set and then use for making the paranthas.

kathal paratha

Open the lid once the pressure is released, Check the jackfruit  Press it down, to see if it has turned tender and is getting mashed easily. Drain out the jackfruit from water. Take out jackfruit in a sieve so that water drains back into the bowl. Then squeeze out water from jackfruit and mash it very finely.

kathal paratha

To prepare the stuffing heat a pan. Add 2 tsp oil to the pan. Then add 2 tbsp chickpea flour, add to it. Stir constantly and roast until there is change in color and it turns fragrant.

kathal paratha

Once chickpea is roasted mix the spices to it . Add 1/2 tsp cumin powder, 1 tsp coriander  powder, 1/3 tsp turmeric powder, 2 finely chopped green chilies and 1 tsp ginger paste. Mix everything and saute the spices for a while.

kathal paratha

When the spices are roasted well add mashed jackfruit to it and mix it. Add 3/4 tsp salt or to taste, 1/4 tsp garam masala, 1/3 tsp dry mango powder and mix everything thoroughly and saute the jackfruit. Stuffing is roasted well, mix some green coriander to it. Turn off the flame and transfer it to a bowl and let it cool.

kathal paratha

After 20 minutes, dough is ready. Grease your hands with some oil and knead the dough again. Turn on the flame and heat the tawa. Make small lump from the dough and make round dough ball. Flatten it like this giving it shape like peda. Dust the dough ball with some dry flour.

kathal paratha

Roll it out into 3 to 4 inch diameter parantha. Keep the dough covered to prevent it from drying. Apply some oil over it and layer some stuffing over it. Add equal amount of stuffing as that of dough. Lift the parantha from all sides and close the stuffing thoroughly. Flatten it out with your fingers to evenly spread out the stuffing.

kathal paratha Heat the tawa , once it is rightly hot, spread some oil over it. Place the parantha over tawa to roast. Let the parantha roast from beneath. Flip it once it has roasted ,apply a little oil too. Meanwhile roll out another paratha. Press down the parantha using a ladle or wooden spatula from all sides. Flip it. Flip the side and roast it from the other side as well until it gets golden brown spots. Keep the flame medium.

kathal paratha Serving :

When Parantha has turned golden brown from the other side as well, take it off from tawa and place over a bowl kept above the plate. With this much dough 4 to 5 paranthas can be prepared. Super tempting jackfruit paranthas are ready to be served. Serve these flavorsome jackfruit paranthas with chutney, curd or any curry as per your taste.

kathal paratha Suggestion :

  • Use raw jackfruit for making the paranthas. Raw jackfruit comes white in color, whereas ripe jackfruit is yellow in color, avoid using the yellow colored jackfruit.
  • Keep the size of parantha big or small as per your preference.
  • Keep the parantha over a bowl when warm .If we keep the parantha directly over the plate then it turns soggy from beneath.

Jackfruit Bharwan Masala Parata -Raw Jack Fruit stuffed Parathakathal paratha
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Recipe type: Main course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Wheat flour - 2 cup ( 300 gms)
  • Jackfruit- 250 gms
  • Chickpea flour- 2 tbsp
  • Oil - 3 to 4 tbsp
  • Green Coriander- 2 to 3 tbsp (finely chopped )
  • Ginger paste - 1 tsp
  • Green chili- 2 (finely chopped )
  • Garam Masala - ¼ tsp
  • Cumin Powder- ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ⅓ tsp
  • Dry Mango powder- ⅓ tsp
  • Salt- 1.25 tsp or to taste
Instructions
  1. Take 250 gms jackfruit and rinse it water. Now finely chop the jackfruit. Take off the skin behind the seeds as it hard and doesn't get soft even after getting boiled and will not taste good either. Then discard the seed and remove the peel.
  2. To boil the jackfruit add it to the pressure cooker. Add ¼ (3 to 4 tbsp) cup water to it. Close the pressure cooker with lid and cook until it whistles once. Once it whistles reduce the flame and continue cooking the jackfruit on low flame for 3 to 4 minutes. After 4 minutes turn off the flame.
  3. To prepare the dough for paratha, 2 cup wheat flour in a big mixing bowl, add ½ tsp salt to it, followed by 2 tsp oil, then add water in small portions and knead soft dough. We have used less than 1 cup of water is used for kneading this much quantity of dough. Cover and keep the dough aside for 20 minutes to set and then use for making the paranthas.
  4. Open the lid once the pressure is released, Check the jackfruit Press it down, to see if it has turned tender and is getting mashed easily. Drain out the jackfruit from water. Take out jackfruit in a sieve so that water drains back into the bowl. Then squeeze out water from jackfruit and mash it very finely.
  5. To prepare the stuffing heat a pan. Add 2 tsp oil to the pan. Then add 2 tbsp chickpea flour, add to it. Stir constantly and roast until there is change in color and it turns fragrant.
  6. Once chickpea is roasted mix the spices to it . Add ½ tsp cumin powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, ⅓ tsp turmeric powder, 2 finely chopped green chilies and 1 tsp ginger paste. Mix everything and saute the spices for a while.
  7. When the spices are roasted well add mashed jackfruit to it and mix it. Add ¾ tsp salt or to taste, ¼ tsp garam masala, ⅓ tsp dry mango powder and mix everything thoroughly and saute the jackfruit. Stuffing is roasted well, mix some green coriander to it. Turn off the flame and transfer it to a bowl and let it cool.
  8. After 20 minutes, dough is ready. Grease your hands with some oil and knead the dough again. Turn on the flame and heat the tawa. Make small lump from the dough and make round dough ball. Flatten it like this giving it shape like peda. Dust the dough ball with some dry flour.
  9. Roll it out into 3 to 4 inch diameter parantha. Keep the dough covered to prevent it from drying. Apply some oil over it and layer some stuffing over it. Add equal amount of stuffing as that of dough. Lift the parantha from all sides and close the stuffing thoroughly. Flatten it out with your fingers to evenly spread out the stuffing.
  10. Heat the tawa , once it is rightly hot, spread some oil over it. Place the parantha over tawa to roast. Let the parantha roast from beneath. Flip it once it has roasted ,apply a little oil too. Meanwhile roll out another paratha. Press down the parantha using a ladle or wooden spatula from all sides. Flip it. Flip the side and roast it from the other side as well until it gets golden brown spots. Keep the flame medium
  11. When Parantha has turngolden brown from the other side as well, take it off from tawa and place over a bowl kept above the plate. With this much dough 4 to 5 paranthas can be prepared. Super tempting jackfruit paranthas are ready to be served. Serve these flavorsome jackfruit paranthas with chutney, curd or any curry as per your taste.

 

How to preserve Pineapple – Sweetened Pineapple Preserve

How to preserve Pineapple – Sweetened Pineapple Preserve

Pineapple is one fruit we all relish eating. It is an important source of vitamins and minerals. You can preserve it for a long period of time and relish its amazing taste.  Add sugar to this amazing pineapple and make Sweetened Pineapple preserve to use later .

Here is a easy recipe with step by step pictures to Preserve pineapple. Frozen pineapple can be used in making pineapple raita, pineapple halwa or put it on ice-cream. Whenever you want to use the pineapple, take it out from freezer and use the required amount of pineapple then immediately close the container and keep the rest in freezer.

Directions

Getting ready:

Cut the edges of the pineapple into small chunks and chop its middle portion in small chunks as well. Keep them in separate bowls.pineapple preserve

Put the chopped middle portion of the pineapple in a mixer jar and grind them into fine paste.Pineapple preserve Making:

Heat a pan and pour the pineapple paste in it along with chopped pineapple and sugar. Mix them thoroughly and cook the pineapple by stirring constantly until it becomes thick and the colour changes.pineapple preserve

After 5 minutes, pineapple will turn slightly thick in consistency. Cook it for few more minutes until it thickens more.pineapple preserve

10 minutes later, pineapple will become thick and the colour will change as well. Pineapple is now cooked aptly, let it cool down it slightly.pineapple preserve

Once the pineapple cools down a bit, transfer it in the container. Pineapple is ready to preserve, put the lid on as it cools down completely and place it in freezer.pineapple preserve Serving:

Frozen pineapple can be used in making pineapple raita, pineapple halwa or put it on ice-cream. Whenever you want to use the pineapple, take it out from freezer and use the required amount of pineapple then immediately close the container and keep the rest in freezer. You can store the frozen pineapple for 6 to 8 months in freezer.pineapple preserve

How to preserve Pineapple - पाइनएपल को प्रिजर्व करें - Sweetened Pineapple Preservepineapple preserve
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Recipe type: Misscelaneous
Cuisine: Indian
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Pineapple – 900 grams
  • Sugar – 250 grams (1 cup)
Instructions
  1. Cut the edges of the pineapple into small chunks and chop its middle portion in small chunks as well. Keep them in separate bowls.
  2. Put the chopped middle portion of the pineapple in a mixer jar and grind them into fine paste.
  3. Heat a pan and pour the pineapple paste in it along with chopped pineapple and sugar. Mix them thoroughly and cook the pineapple by stirring constantly until it becomes thick and the colour changes.
  4. After 5 minutes, pineapple will turn slightly thick in consistency. Cook it for few more minutes until it thickens more.
  5. minutes later, pineapple will become thick and the colour will change as well. Pineapple is now cooked aptly, let it cool down it slightly.
  6. Once the pineapple cools down a bit, transfer it in the container. Pineapple is ready to preserve, put the lid on as it cools down completely and place it in freezer.
  7. Frozen pineapple can be used in making pineapple raita, pineapple halwa or put it on ice-cream. Whenever you want to use the pineapple, take it out from freezer and use the required amount of pineapple then immediately close the container and keep the rest in freezer. You can store the frozen pineapple for 6 to 8 months in freezer.

 

 

Nimbu Pudina Sharbat – Mint Lemonade Recipe

Nimbu Pudina Sharbat  – Mint Lemonade Recipe

Soothing and refreshing Lemon Mint sharbat is all you need  to beat the scorching heat of summers. You will relish this amazing drink anytime of the day. This tangy spicy drink will tantalize your taste buds for sure.

Here is an easy recipe with step by step pictures to make tempting glassful of Mint Lemonade recipe everyone will love drinking ! Try this amazing recipe and surprise your friends and family. Here is simple and quick recipe with step by step pictures and detailed method for its preparation. Enjoy!

Direction :

Getting Ready :

Separate the mint leaves from stalk, rinse thoroughly with water and dry over the sieve completely.lemon pudina sharbat Making:

Place the 1 cup mint leaves in the mixer jar, add 4 tbsp sugar to it. Also add ½ tsp black salt and ½ tsp roasted cumin powder , squeeze out one lemon and add its juice too. Add ½ cup water as well and grind finely.lemon pudina sharbat

Strain it through the sieve, remove if there are any leftovers.lemon pudina sharbat

Put ice cubes in a glass. Now add sharbat to the glasses. Fill half the glasses with prepared sharbat. Fill rest of the glasses with water. You can also use soda water instead of water.lemon pudina sharbat Serving:

Garnish with some lemon slices and mint leaves.Refreshing and chilled lemon mint sharbat is ready to serve.Apart from soothing and refreshing this sharbat aids digestion as well. Have this refreshing Lemon Mint sharbat to beat the scorching heat of summers which will be liked you.lemon pudina sharbat Suggestion:

  • You can adjust the quantity of sugar as per your preference.
  • You can adjust the quantity of ice cubes depending on how chilled you want to serve the sharbat.
  • You can also use soda water instead of water.

 

Nimbu Pudina Sharbat - नीबू पोदीना का मसालेदार शरबत - Mint Lemonade Recipenimbu pudina sharbat
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Recipe type: drinks
Cuisine: Indian
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Mint Leaves- 1 cup
  • Lemon – 1
  • Sugar- 4 tbsp
  • Lemon slices- 4 ( for garnishing )
  • Mint leaves- (for garnishing )
  • Roasted Cumin Powder- ½ tsp
  • Black salt- ½ tsp (or to taste )
Instructions
  1. Separate the mint leaves from stalk, rinse thoroughly with water and dry over the sieve completely.
  2. Place the 1 cup mint leaves in the mixer jar, add 4 tbsp sugar to it. Also add ½ tsp black salt and ½ tsp roasted cumin powder , squeeze out one lemon and add its juice too. Add ½ cup water as well and grind finely.
  3. Strain it through the sieve, remove if there are any leftovers.
  4. Put ice cubes in a glass. Now add sharbat to the glasses. Fill half the glasses with prepared sharbat. Fill rest of the glasses with water. You can also use soda water instead of water.
  5. Garnish with some lemon slices and mint leaves.Refreshing and chilled lemon mint sharbat is ready to serve.Apart from soothing and refreshing this sharbat aids digestion as well. Have this refreshing Lemon Mint sharbat to beat the scorching heat of summers which will be liked you.

Raw Mango Spicy Papad – Kairi ka Spicy Papad

Raw Mango Spicy Papad  – Kairi ka Spicy Papad

Mango papad recipe has been that one special recipe reminding us of the childhood memories. We all might have sometime  or the other tasted this delightful yummy tangy and tantalizing aam papad for sure. specially in our childhood.

Here you can add some desi masalas to add a little spice and zing to it. Adding spices gives a super yummy variation to the authentic taste of aam papad. Share with friends and family, everyone will like it for sure. Here is an easy recipe with step by step pictures to make yummy Aam Papad at home quickly. Give it to kids, surely they will relish every bite of it!

Direction :

Getting ready :

Take 4 raw mangoes, peel and cut them and take out the pulp. Cut small pieces.Mango papad Making :

Take a vessel , put the mango pieces in it, pour 1 cup water too. Then turn on the flame. Cover and boil the mangoes for 4 to 5 minutes until they are soft. Boil for a few more minutes if they are not soft.Mango papad

Let the mangoes cool down, then grind them. To grind them first of all strain them through a strainer so that the fibers are removed. Remove the fibers from the strainer and place the pulp back in the same vessel.Mango papad

Turn on the flame, and add ½ cup (125 gms ) sugar into it,  2.5 tsp garam masala powder, 2 tsp black salt and take ¼ tsp red chili powder. Cook the pulp while mixing all the ingredients, so that the sugar dissolves and the pulp becomes dense. We cooked it for 3 to 4 minutes.mango papad

Once the pulp is ready, to spread the mango sheet we need a polythene sheet and place it over a tray, take a little ghee and grease the sheet with it, spread a light coating of ghee on it, polythene sheet is smooth and ready, pour the paste on the sheet.mango papad

Spread it over thinly with a ladle. To dry them either place them under the fan or in sunlight with the aam papad covered with a thin cloth so that there is no dust sticking to it.mango papad

Mango Papad is dried and ready, it easily comes out off the polythene sheet,mango papad

lift it and place it on the board, and cut it into desired size, you can cut it easily like this, place it like this, to cut equal stripes, remove the extra part from it, mango papad is cut into pieces. Separate it fro the other sheet as well and cut it likewise.mango papad Serving :

Sumptuous Mango papad is ready, You can store this Mango Papad and eat it for 2 to 3 months, it tastes delicious, Making them is really easy. Give it to kids, I am sure they will relish every bite of it.

Suggestion:

  • Strain the mango pulp so that the fibers are removed and nice Mango papad are prepared.
  • You can skip using red chili powder if desired.
  • You can make the mango papad thick or thin as desired.
  • You can keep them under a fan to dry or in sunlight, but there should be no wind,
  • so that there is no dust on the mango papad.
  • When it becomes a little dry you can place a thin cloth over it and dry in sunlight.

 

Raw Mango Spicy Papad - कच्चे आम का चटपटा पापड़ - Kairi ka Spicy Papadmango papad
Author: 
Recipe type: Misscelaneous
Cuisine: Indian
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Raw mangoes- 4 ( 750 gms)
  • Sugar – ½ cup ( 125 gms )
  • Ghee – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala – 2.5 tsp
  • Black alt- 2 tsp ( or to taste )
  • Red chili powder- ¼ tsp ( optional )
Instructions
  1. Take 4 raw mangoes, peel and cut them and take out the pulp. Cut small pieces.
  2. Take a vessel , put the mango pieces in it, pour 1 cup water too. Then turn on the flame. Cover and boil the mangoes for 4 to 5 minutes until they are soft. Boil for a few more minutes if they are not soft.
  3. let the mangoes cool down, then grind them. To grind them first of all strain them through a strainer so that the fibers are removed. Remove the fibers from the strainer and place the pulp back in the same vessel.
  4. Turn on the flame, and add ½ cup (125 gms ) sugar into it, 2.5 tsp garam masala powder, 2 tsp black salt and take ¼ tsp red chili powder. Cook the pulp while mixing all the ingredients, so that the sugar dissolves and the pulp becomes dense. We cooked it for 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Once the pulp is ready, to spread the mango sheet we need a polythene sheet and place it over a tray, take a little ghee and grease the sheet with it, spread a light coating of ghee on it, polythene sheet is smooth and ready, pour the paste on the sheet.
  6. Spread it over thinly with a ladle. To dry them either place them under the fan or in sunlight with the aam papad covered with a thin cloth so that there is no dust sticking to it.
  7. Mango Papad is dried and ready, it easily comes out off the polythene sheet,
  8. lift it and place it on the board, and cut it into desired size, you can cut it easily like this, place it like this, to cut equal stripes, remove the extra part from it, mango papad is cut into pieces. Separate it fro the other sheet as well and cut it likewise.
  9. Sumptuous Mango papad is ready, You can store this Mango Papad and eat it for 2 to 3 months, it tastes delicious, Making them is really easy. Give it to kids, I am sure they will relish every bite of it.