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Mango Kulfi Recipe – Aam Ki Kulfi recipe

Mango Kulfi- Recipes – Aam Ki Kulfi recipes

Mango kulfi is a soothing and refreshing recipe of kulfi prepared with mangoes and milk, makes a perfect dessert for summers. Summers have already started in our part of the world and we all love eating or drinking something soothing and refreshing during scorching summers. We have a good excuse to make ice-creamy kulfi for you all. So, today we have a great and simple mango kulfi recipe for you all.

We all love eating kulfi and ice creams during summers. Summer is also a season of mangoes. Kulfi prepared with mangoes taste super yummy and amazing. We are sure that you and your dear ones will love eating this kulfi. Making this kulfi recipe is easy too, just follow the below mentioned step-by-step instructions with pictures and enjoy!

Directions

Getting ready:

Take in milk in a vessel with heavy base and place it in flame for simmering.

mango kulfi

Rinse the mangoes and peel them.

mango kulfi

Cut out the pulp from each mango and further chop down the pulp to small chunks.

mango kulfi

Peel the green cardamom and make fine powder.

mango kulfiMaking:

Keep stirring the milk at every 1 to 2 minutes to prevent it from browning at the base.

mango kulfi

Let it simmer until thick and remains 1/3 in quantity.

mango kulfi

When the milk gets thick, add sugar to it and let it simmer until the sugar dissolves completely.

mango kulfi

Keep few chunks for later use and grind the rest in mixture jar to make a fine paste.

mango kulfi

Let the milk come to room temperature and then add mango pulp, pistachios, cardamom powder and finely chopped mango chunks to it.

mango kulfi

Mix everything really well and the mixture for kulfi is now ready. Transfer this mixture to a airtight container and close the lid.

mango kulfi

Place this container in deep freezer to set. Within 7 to 8 hours the mango kulfi will get set.

mango kulfiServing:

Take out the kulfi from deep freezer 10 minutes prior serving and enjoy eating.

mango kulfiSuggestions:

  • It takes 1 hour to thicken the milk. If you take 250 grams of mawa and 1 cup full cream milk instead of milk then it just takes 10 minutes to mix the mawa and let the milk simmer. With this you’ll be able to make mango kulfi instantly.
  • For 4 to 5 members
  • Time – 1.10 minutes

Mango kulfi mango kulfi
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Mangoes – 2 (without threads variety) (500 grams)
  • Milk – 1 liter full cream
  • Sugar – ½ cup (100 grams)
  • Pistachios – 10 to 12
  • Green cardamom – 4 to 5
Instructions
  1. Take in milk in a vessel with heavy base and place it in flame for simmering.
  2. Rinse the mangoes and peel them.
  3. Cut out the pulp from each mango and further chop down the pulp to small chunks.
  4. Peel the green cardamom and make fine powder.
  5. Keep stirring the milk at every 1 to 2 minutes to prevent it from browning at the base.
  6. Let it simmer until thick and remains ⅓ in quantity.
  7. When the milk gets thick, add sugar to it and let it simmer until the sugar dissolves completely.
  8. Keep few chunks for later use and grind the rest in mixture jar to make a fine paste.
  9. Let the milk come to room temperature and then add mango pulp, pistachios, cardamom powder and finely chopped mango chunks to it.
  10. Mix everything really well and the mixture for kulfi is now ready. Transfer this mixture to a airtight container and close the lid.
  11. Place this container in deep freezer to set. Within 7 to 8 hours the mango kulfi will get set.
  12. Take out the kulfi from deep freezer 10 minutes prior serving and enjoy eating.

 

Homemade Spring Roll Wrappers – Spring Roll Wrappers Recipe

Homemade Spring Roll Wrappers – स्प्रिंग रॉंल रैपर्स – Spring Roll Wrappers Recipe

Vegetables Spring rolls are always a hit and most favorite Chinese snack with many of us, especially kids. Every mother looks out the best and the healthiest possible food for their kids. So, today we have an easy and quick recipe of making spring rolls wrappers from the scratch. Spring roll wrapper is a sheet or pastry stuffed with various filling for making spring rolls.

Instead of buying spring roll wrappers this time from the market, try making them at home using this easy recipe with step by step instructions and detailed method of preparation. Use these spring roll sheets and enjoy spring rolls anytime.

Directions:

Making:

Take 1 cup ( 125 gms) refined flour in a bowl, Add 1/4 cup (20 gm)  corn flour to it.Add 1/3 tsp salt and 3 tsp oil. Then Mix  all the ingredients well. Add little quantity of water to knead a soft dough like that of a paratha. To knead this much quantity of dough, we used less than 1/2  cup of water. Knead the dough. Cover and keep the dough aside for 15 to 20 minutes to set.

spring roll wrappers

After 20 minutes , the dough is also set and ready. Knead and smooth the dough for 2 to 3 minutes. Once the smooth and soft dough is ready. Break the lumps from the dough then make small dough balls and give them a round shape. Then press it and give it a shape of a peda.

spring roll wrappers

To roll out the wrappers take a rolling board. Then Pick up a dough ball. Take a little dry refined flour, dust the dough ball with it and roll it out in a round shape with 3 to 4 inch diameter. Dust it again if it  sticks to the rolling board. Once rolled out and ready, place it out on a plate. Likewise roll out all the pooris for wrappers.

spring roll wrappers

Spread a little oil over the poori on all sides. Then sprinkle a little dry refined flour over it and spread it. Place one poori over another sticking the edges. Press them with hand and stick them. Lift and dust in dry refined flour and roll it out thin and big. Flip it and roll out as big a poori as you want the wrapper to be.Make sure you roll out the pooris from the sides. We have rolled it out thin in a diameter of 7 to 8 inch.

spring roll wrappers

Heat the griddle and grease it with a little oil. Wipe out extra oil with a tissue and keep the flame very low. Once the girdle is hot, place the poori to roast and let it roast slightly from below. When poori is roasted from below and dark from above then flip it to slightly roast it from the other side. Rotate the poori with help of a tissue. Poori is roasted from the other side as well.

spring roll wrappers

Place it out on a board and separate the wrappers. Open it from the joints. Transparent and thin wrappers are ready.

spring roll wrappersServing:

  • Thin wrappers are ready you can use them to make snack for parties. You can keep them in a polythene and keep it in fridge and prepare yummy and sumptuous snacks instantly for 3 to 4 days. You can make this wrapper in advance for any party as it will save the time and effort.

Homemade Spring Roll Wrappers spring-roll-wrappers
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Recipe type: Miscellaneous
Cuisine: Indian
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Plain flour- 1 cup (125 gms)
  • Corn flour- ¼ cup ( 20 gms)
  • Oil – 3 tbsp
  • salt- ⅓ tsp
Instructions
  1. Take 1 cup ( 125 gms) refined flour in a bowl, Add ¼ cup (20 gm) corn flour to it.Add ⅓ tsp salt and 3 tsp oil. Then Mix all the ingredients well. Add little quantity of water to knead a soft dough like that of a paratha. To knead this much quantity of dough, we used less than ½ cup of water. Knead the dough. Cover and keep the dough aside for 15 to 20 minutes to set. .
  2. After 20 minutes , the dough is also set and ready. Knead and smooth the dough for 2 to 3 minutes. Once the smooth and soft dough is ready. Break the lumps from the dough then make small dough balls and give them a round shape. Then press it and give it a shape of a peda.
  3. To roll out the wrappers take a rolling board. Then Pick up a dough ball. Take a little dry refined flour, dust the dough ball with it and roll it out in a round shape with 3 to 4 inch diameter. Dust it again if it sticks to the rolling board. Once rolled out and ready, place it out on a plate. Likewise roll out all the pooris for wrappers.
  4. Spread a little oil over the poori on all sides. Then sprinkle a little dry refined flour over it and spread it. Place one poori over another sticking the edges. Press them with hand and stick them. Lift and dust in dry refined flour and roll it out thin and big. Flip it and roll out as big a poori as you want the wrapper to be.Make sure you roll out the pooris from the sides. We have rolled it out thin in a diameter of 7 to 8 inch.
  5. Heat the griddle and grease it with a little oil. Wipe out extra oil with a tissue and keep the flame very low. Once the girdle is hot, place the poori to roast and let it roast slightly from below. When poori is roasted from below and dark from above then flip it to slightly roast it from the other side. Rotate the poori with help of a tissue. Poori is roasted from the other side as well.
  6. Place it out on a board and separate the wrappers. Open it from the joints. Transparent and thin wrappers are ready.

 

Cold Coffee Recipe – Iced Coffee Recipe with Ice Cream

Cold Coffee Recipe – Iced Coffee Recipe with Ice Cream

Cold coffee is another delightful chilled beverage for the scorching summers. Add an ice cream scoop to this yummy cold coffee and serve it right away and relish drinking this perfect beverage for the hot summers. You can also add some chocolate syrup to the coffee to enhance the taste.

So, all the coffee lovers try out this version of cold coffee to make perfect with nice frothy layer on the top. Kids too will devour this soothing and refreshing cold coffee. Here’s a detailed recipe with step-by-step pictures. Enjoy!

Directions

Making:

Take milk in a mixer jar, followed by coffee powder and sugar.

cold coffee

Now churn the mixture until sugar and milk mix well.

cold coffee

Then add ice cubes to the mixer jar and churn again until the ice cubes mixes well to the milk. Chilled coffee is ready to be served.

cold coffeeServing:

Pour the prepared coffee to the glasses, keeping little space on the top.

cold coffee

Now drop the ice cream scoops to the cold coffee. Serve immediately and relish drinking this soothing and refreshing cold coffee.

cold coffeeSuggestion

  • We used vanilla ice cream for making this recipe. You can make it without ice cream as well. Sprinkle some coco powder to garnish the coffee then.

Cold Coffee Recipe - Iced Coffee Recipe with Ice Cream cold coffee
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: Indian
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 3
 
Ingredients
  • Toned Milk – 500 ml (2 cups) (or full cream milk)
  • Sugar – 4 tsp
  • Instant coffee powder – 2 tsp
  • Ice cubes – 1 cup
  • Vanilla ice cream – 3 to 4 scoops
Instructions
  1. Take milk in a mixer jar, followed by coffee powder and sugar. Now churn the mixture until sugar and milk mix well.
  2. Then add ice cubes to the mixer jar and churn again until the ice cubes mixes well to the milk. Chilled coffee is ready to be served.
  3. Pour the prepared coffee to the glasses, keeping little space on the top. Now drop the ice cream scoops to the cold coffee. Serve immediately and relish drinking this soothing and refreshing cold coffee.

 

Rice Pakora Recipe – Chawal ke pakore recipe – Leftover rice pakora

Rice Pakora Recipe – Chawal ke pakore recipe – Leftover rice pakora

Rice has been an important part of our menu. We Indians relish eating it with our favorite dal and curry recipes , but have you ever wondered what new recipes you could make from the leftover rice. Here is an amazing Rice Pakora recipe for you to try out. You can serve them as a snack at evening or relish its amazing taste with your favorite chutney or dip.

So here is the Chawal ke pakores recipe with step by step pictures and detailed method of preparation. Enjoy your snack time !


Directions:

Getting Ready:

Add some water to the chickpea flour and mix it well till it is dissolved to form a thick batter.Add more water to make a smoother batter.

Left Over Rice PakoraMaking:

Add 1/4 tsp of salt, some red chilli powder and coriander powder to the batter. Now mix all the ingredients well and whisk well. Let the batter to settle and ferment for 5 minutes.

Left Over Rice Pakora

Till then let’s prepare a spice mix for the leftover rice. Put the rice into a bigger bowl and break the chunks of rice, till the grains are separated. Add the remaining salt, coriander powder, finely chopped green coriander leaves, red chili powder. Adjust the quantity of chili powder as according to taste.Mix all the spices well. Meanwhile, heat some oil in a pan or wok on a simmering flame.

Left Over Rice Pakora
Now prepare some small balls of rice mixture. As we are making the balls in two different ways,either we make round balls of rice and dip it in chickpea flour batter or we directly put the rice mix into the chickpea batter. With half of the rice mix we will make small balls.Make these balls pressed to the size of small lemon.The shape of the balls can be round or oval.

Left Over Rice Pakora
To check if the oil is hot enough to fry the balls,pour a few drops of batter to the frying pan.If it floats over the oil immediately that means the oil is ready.

Left Over Rice Pakora
Take the rice balls and coat them with chickpea flour batter. Now drop the coated rice balls into the pan and evenly fry the balls till golden brown in colour on all sides.

Left Over Rice Pakora
Now that the pakoras are evenly cooked and golden brown in colour, drain them out on a platter covered with absorbent to remove the extra oil with the help of a perforated spatula.

Left Over Rice Pakora
Put the leftover rice to the chickpea flour batter, mix it well,to prepare the balls in a different way. Put the small lemon sized balls to the pan and flip them till all the sides are brown in colour.

Left Over Rice PakoraServing:

The crunchy and super delectable rice pakoras are ready to be served. These Rice Pakoras can be served steaming hot with a green coriander chutney or tomato ketchup for a lip smacking experience.

Rice Pakora Recipeleft over rice pakora
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Recipe type: Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4-5
 
Ingredients
  • Leftover rice - 1.5 cup
  • Besan - 1 cup
  • Green Coriander - 2 to 3 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Salt - ¾ tsp / to taste
  • Green chilli - 2 (finely chopped)
  • Ginger - 1 inch piece (grated)
  • Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
  • Red Chilli - ¼ tsp
  • Oil - For frying
Instructions
  1. Add some water to the chickpea flour and mix it well till it is dissolved to form a thick batter.Add more water to make a smoother batter.
  2. Add ¼ tsp of salt, some red chilli powder and coriander powder to the batter. Now mix all the ingredients well and whisk well. Let the batter to settle and ferment for 5 minutes. Till then let's prepare a spice mix for the leftover rice.
  3. Put the rice into a bigger bowl and break the chunks of rice, till the grains are separated. Add the remaining salt,coriander powder, finely chopped green coriander leaves, red chili powder. Adjust the quantity of chili powder as according to taste.
  4. Mix all the spices well. Meanwhile heat some oil in a pan or wok on a simmering flame. Now prepare some small balls of rice mixture. As we are making the balls in two different ways,either we make round balls of rice and dip it in chickpea flour batter or we directly put the rice mix into the chickpea batter. With half of the rice mix we will make small balls.
  5. Make these balls pressed to the size of small lemon.The shape of the balls can be round or oval. To check if the oil is hot enough to fry the balls,pour a few drops of batter to the frying pan.If it floats over the oil immediately that means the oil is ready.
  6. Take the rice balls and coat them with chickpea flour batter. Now drop the coated rice balls into the pan and evenly fry the balls till golden brown in colour on all sides. Now that the pakoras are evenly cooked and golden brown in colour, drain them out on a platter covered with absorbent to remove the extra oil with the help of a perforated spatula.
  7. Put the leftover rice to the chickpea flour batter, mix it well,to prepare the balls in a different way. Put the small lemon sized balls to the pan and flip them till all the sides are brown in colour.
  8. The crunchy and super delectable rice pakoras are ready to be served. These Rice Pakoras can be served steaming hot with a green coriander chutney or tomato ketchup for a lip smacking experience.

 

Rava Cutlets – Veg Suji Cutlet Recipe

Rava Cutlets  – Veg Suji Cutlet Recipe

Try making Sooji Cutlets for your family today as a breakfast or snack for supper. The amazing and super scrumptious taste of these cutlets will surely make you tempt for more. Everyone will surely delish eating these cutlets. Various cutlets are usually served as snack or an appetizers in special occasions or parties but these semolina cutlets are really unique and flavorsome in taste.

Here is an easy recipe with step by step pictures to make Suji veg cutlets at home. Serve these tempting, crispy and scrumptious sooji cutlets with an Indian chutney or dip like green coriander chutney, tomato sauce, sweet chutney or any chutney of your choice and drool over the amazing taste!

Directions :

Getting ready:

Take 2 tbsp refined flour in a bowl and add little water to it. Mix it well till it becomes smooth. Add water in less quantity first and mix the batter well. Adding too much water all at once makes difficult to remove lumps from the batter. For 2 tbsp of refined flour 4 to 5 tbsp of water is used. We need a batter with running consistency.

sooji cutlet Making:

Heat a pan with 2 tsp oil and then to it add 1 tsp ginger paste, 2 green chilies (finely chopped), ½ cup of cabbage (finely chopped), ½ cup grated carrot, ½ cup finely chopped capsicum and sauté all the veggies well for 1 to 1.5 minutes.

sooji cutlet

Now add 2 cups of water to the pan followed by ¾ tsp salt or to taste. Cover with the lid to bring it to boil quickly.

sooji cutlet

When the water starts simmering, add 1 cup of semolina to it. Mix it well and turn of the flame. Cover the vessel and keep aside for 5 minutes to set.

sooji cutlet

To the refined batter add ¼ tsp salt or to taste, ¼ tsp coarsely ground black pepper powder and mix well.

sooji cutlet

After 5 minutes remove the lid and stir the dough nicely. Add a little chopped green coriander to it and mix well.

sooji cutlet

Transfer the dough into a bowl to let it cool down and then start making the cutlets. Meanwhile take oil in a wok and place it in flame for heating. Keep the flame low.

sooji cutlet

To make cutlets, grease your hands with some oil and pinch small lump from the dough. Bind the dough into a round dough ball and then flatten it gently giving it a square shape. Keep these cutlets a bit thin and not very thick. Thin cutlets come out crunchier and tasty.

sooji cutlet

For making oval shape cutlets, roll the dough into a long log shape and then press it gently little thin and give an oval shape. Cutlets are ready. Likewise continue making the cutlets until the whole dough is utilized.

sooji cutlet

Now coat the prepared cutlets with bread crumbs. First dip the cutlet in the refined flour batter, and then cover it in bread crumbs. Press the cutlets slightly with your hands to set the bread crumbs nicely. Cover all the cutlets with bread crumbs like this.

sooji cutlet

Check if the oil is sufficiently hot for frying the cutlets. For this place your hand over the wok and check if it is hot enough. Oil is hot enough as you can feel the heat on your hand.

sooji cutlet

Gently slide the cutlets into the oil to fry. Put the flame to medium. Press the cutlets and slide them into oil. Slide as many cutlets as possible into the wok. Fry the cutlets till they turn golden brown in color, flip the sides and continue frying.

sooji cutlet

When cutlets are golden brown, tilt the cutlet with a slotted ladle on the side of the wok so the extra oil drains back to the wok. Place the cutlets on a plate covered with absorbent paper to remove excess oil. Similarly fry rest of the cutlets as well.

sooji cutlet

Crispy on outside and soft inside semolina cutlets are ready. It takes 5 minutes to fry the cutlets at once.

sooji cutletServing:

Serve these tempting, crispy and scrumptious sooji cutlets with an Indian chutney or dip like green coriander chutney, tomato sauce, sweet chutney or any chutney of your choice as a snack or in breakfast.

sooji cutlet

If you are preparing them for a party, then keep the entire cutlets ready, dipped in batter, covered with bread crumbs and place them in the fridge. Fry them prior the start of party; these will be relished by all.

sooji cutletSuggestions:

  • We have used capsicum, cauliflower and carrot but you can use any other vegetable as according to your choice and availability like cabbage, mushroom, baby corn and kernels.
  • We have used thick semolina for making cutlets. You can also use fine semolina as well.
  • Cutlets can be made big or small as according to choice. These can be given round, square or oval shape as desired.
  • To make the bread crumbs take 2 to 3 bread slices and grind them in a mixer jar.
  • Make sure you add water in measured quantity. If semolina is 1 cup, add 2 cups of water.

Rava Cutlets - Veg Suji Cutlet Recipesooji cutlet
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Recipe type: Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Semolina - 1 cup
  • Capsicum - ½ cup (finely chopped)
  • Grated carrot - ½ cup
  • Cauliflower - ½ cup (finely chopped)
  • Refined flour - 2 tbsp
  • Green coriander - 3 to 4 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Green chili - 2 (finely chopped)
  • Ginger paste - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp or to taste
  • Black pepper - ¼ tsp (coarsely ground)
  • Bread crumbs - 2 slices
  • Oil - for frying
Instructions
  1. Take 2 tbsp refined flour in a bowl and add little water to it. Mix it well till it becomes smooth. Add water in less quantity first and mix the batter well. Adding too much water all at once makes difficult to remove lumps from the batter. For 2 tbsp of refined flour 4 to 5 tbsp of water is used. We need a batter with running consistency.
  2. Heat a pan with 2 tsp oil and then to it add 1 tsp ginger paste, 2 green chilies (finely chopped), ½ cup of cabbage (finely chopped), ½ cup grated carrot, ½ cup finely chopped capsicum and sauté all the veggies well for 1 to 1.5 minutes. Now add 2 cups of water to the pan followed by ¾ tsp salt or to taste. Cover with the lid to bring it to boil quickly.
  3. When the water starts simmering, add 1 cup of semolina to it. Mix it well and turn of the flame. Cover the vessel and keep aside for 5 minutes to set. To the refined batter add ¼ tsp salt or to taste, ¼ tsp coarsely ground black pepper powder and mix well. After 5 minutes remove the lid and stir the dough nicely. Add a little chopped green coriander to it and mix well.
  4. Transfer the dough into a bowl to let it cool down and then start making the cutlets. Meanwhile take oil in a wok and place it in flame for heating. Keep the flame low.
  5. To make cutlets, grease your hands with some oil and pinch small lump from the dough. Bind the dough into a round dough ball and then flatten it gently giving it a square shape. Keep these cutlets a bit thin and not very thick. Thin cutlets come out crunchier and tasty.
  6. For making oval shape cutlets, roll the dough into a long log shape and then press it gently little thin and give an oval shape. Cutlets are ready. Likewise continue making the cutlets until the whole dough is utilized.
  7. Now coat the prepared cutlets with bread crumbs. First dip the cutlet in the refined flour batter, and then cover it in bread crumbs. Press the cutlets slightly with your hands to set the bread crumbs nicely. Cover all the cutlets with bread crumbs like this.
  8. Check if the oil is sufficiently hot for frying the cutlets. For this place your hand over the wok and check if it is hot enough. Oil is hot enough as you can feel the heat on your hand. Gently slide the cutlets into the oil to fry. Put the flame to medium. Press the cutlets and slide them into oil. Slide as many cutlets as possible into the wok. Fry the cutlets till they turn golden brown in color, flip the sides and continue frying. When cutlets are golden brown, tilt the cutlet with a slotted ladle on the side of the wok so the extra oil drains back to the wok. Place the cutlets on a plate covered with absorbent paper to remove excess oil. Similarly fry rest of the cutlets as well.
  9. Crispy on outside and soft inside semolina cutlets are ready. It takes 5 minutes to fry the cutlets at once.
  10. Serve these tempting, crispy and scrumptious sooji cutlets with an Indian chutney or dip like green coriander chutney, tomato sauce, sweet chutney or any chutney of your choice as a snack or in breakfast. If you are preparing them for a party, then keep the entire cutlets ready, dipped in batter, covered with bread crumbs and place them in the fridge. Fry them prior the start of party; these will be relished by all.

 

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
Prep time: 
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
Prep time: 
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.

 

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
Author: 
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.

 

 

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
Author: 
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.