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Instant Amla ( Gooseberry ) pickle & Amla Morabba

2:58 AM Add Comment
 It is the season to get fresh amlas in the market. Can't stop myself to purchase some. Prepared instant amla achar & morabba too! Both tastes yummy & healthy too ! Very simple & easy recipes!




Ingredients : For pickle
Amla pieces boiled & cut in small pieces :  1 cup ( about 6 amlas )
Vegetable oil :  4 tsp
Ready lemon pickle masala : 2 tsp
Sugar : 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder : 1 tsp
Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp
Salt : 1 tsp or as per taste
Mustard seeds : 3/4  tsp

Recipe :
1. In a pan add 1 cup of water & start boiling it.
2. Add wholes amlas & keep on boiling for about 10 min. or till amlas become soft.
3. Turn off the gas & let them cool. After cooling cut into small pieces.
4. In a pan add oil.  Add mustard seeds, hing & turmeric powder when oil becomes hot.
5. Add amla pieces, saute for a minute & turn off the gas.
6. Add masala, red chilli powder, salt & sugar. Mix well.
7. Yummy pickle is ready.
8. Let it cool & keep in glass container.

Ingredients : For morabba
Grated amla :  1 cup
Sugar : 1/2 cup
Jaggery : 1/2 cup
Cinnamon : 1 piece ( 1 inch )
Cloves : 2-3
Cardamom powder : 1/2 tsp

Recipe :
1. Add grated amla , sugar, & jaggery in a pan.
2. Turn on the gas.
3. Mixture will be watery as sugar & jaggery melts. Add cinnamon & cloves. Let the mixture become thick. Turn of the gas. Add cardamom powder. Mix well & it is ready.
4. Let it cool & keep in glass container.

Enjoy both with phulka, bread or rice.

Pl note these recipes will not last long. Keep in fridge upto10 days.

Ridge gourd ( shiralyachyia salanchi) skin chutney

8:23 AM Add Comment


Ingredients :
Washed, chopped & dried Ridge gourd skin : 1 Cup
Roasted Peanut powder : 1 tsp
Roasted Sesame (til) seeds : 1 tbsp
Curry leaves : 7-8
Fresh coconut : 1/4 th cup
Green chillies : 1 or 2 or as per taste
Salt : 1 tsp or as per taste
Sugar : 1/4 tsp
Oil : 1 tsp
Cumin seeds : 1/2 tsp
Hing : 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder : 1/4 th tsp

Recipe :
  1. Add oil in a heavy bottom pan.Turn on the gas.
  2. Add cumin seeds in the oil when it becomes hot. Add hing & turmeric powder.
  3. Add curry leaves, green chilli  & ridge gourd skin. Stir well for 5 minutes. 
  4. Add peanut powder & sesame seeds 
  5. Add salt & sugar. Add fresh coconut. Mix properly.
  6. Grind coarsely in the mixer jar & enjoy this tasty chutney with Phulka or Bhakri.!
         

Lasun Chutney

2:35 AM Add Comment

Tasty mouth watering Lasun Chutney !! This chutney is easy & requires very less ingredients!



Ingredients :
Dry coconut slices : 1 Cups
Garlic cloves: 7-8
Salt : 3/4 tsp or as per taste
Kashmiri Red chilli powder :2 tsp

Recipe :
  1. Add garlic & salt in the mixer jar & grind fine.
  2. Add coconut slices & red chilli powder. Grind coarsely. Chutney is ready.
  3. Mix properly & keep in clean dry jar. Chutney remains good for 15-20 days.
  4. Enjoy with bhakri or phulka.

Lal mathachi bhaji ( Amaranthus )

2:03 AM 1 Comment
Leafy vegetables are very good for our health. Lal math is also called as Rajgira.
Healthy tasty Lal mathachi bhaji!!





Ingredients :
Roughly chopped tender lal math leaves & tender lal math stems  :2 cups 
Chopped onion : 1/2 cup
Chopped tomato : 1/4 th cup
 Garlic cloves :4-5 
Green chilli : 2 or as per your taste.
Ginger : 1/2 inch
Salt : 1/2 tsp ( as per taste )
Sugar : 1/2 tsp ( optional )
Fresh coconut : 1/4 cup ( frozen can be used )
Vegetable oil : 2 tsp
Cumin seeds : 1 tsp
Turmeric powder : 1/4 tsp
Hing : 1/4 tsp
Coarse pea nut powder : 2 tsp
Clean the bunch of bhaji &  wash it thoroughly. Do not discard the stems. Cut the tender stems & use it along with leaves. 
Recipe :
1. Add  oil in a heavy bottom pan or kadhai.
2. Add cumin seeds when oil becomes hot. Add hing & turmeric powder.
3. Crush garlic, ginger & green chilli coarsely in mortal & pestle. Add this mixture in the oil. Saute for a minute.
4. Add  onoin & tomato & Stir the mixture properly till onion& tomato become soft.
5. Add chopped lal math & mix well.
7. Add sugar & salt. Cover the pan till lal math cooks. It takes hardly 5 to 10 minutes. 
8. Add fresh coconut  mix & let it cook without covering the pan till bhaji becomes dry.
9. Turn off the gas. Add peanut powder & mix well. Bhaji is ready to eat.
      Enjoy this tasty  bhaji with bhakri or roti.

Rajgira whole wheat choco chip cookies

4:26 AM Add Comment
Healthy Rajgira flour & Whole wheat cookies !


Ingredients :

Rajgira ( Amaranth) flour : 3/4 th cup
Whole wheat flour : 3/4 th cup
All purpose flour ( maida) : 1/4 cup
Butter or desi ghee : 3/4 th cup
Milk : 3/4 th cup
Powdered Sugar : 3/4 th cup or adjust as per your taste
Dry ginger powder ( Sunth ) : 2 tsp
Salt : 1/4 tsp ( use only if butter is unsalted)
Chocolate powder : 1/4 th cup
Chocolate chips : 1/2 cup
Almond slices : for decoration ( optional )
Vanilla essence : 1 tsp
Baking powder : 1/2 tsp

Recipe :
1. Add all dry ingredients Rajgira flour, wheat flour, maida, baking powder, sunth powder & salt together in a bowl.
2.Mix properly & keep aside.
3. In another bowl add butter, sugar, vanilla essence. Mix properly with hand mixer till it becomes creamy. Add half cup of milk. Mix well with hand mixer.
4. Add the dry ingredients mixture gradually & mix till firm but smooth dough.Add chocolate chips.Save some for decoration on the top.  At this time use remaining 1/4 cup milk as per the consistancy of dough.
5. Roll the dough with pin & shape the cookies as you like. Decorate with choco chips & almond slices.
6. Preheat the oven at 160-170 C.  
7. Bake the cookies for 10-15 minutes depending on your oven. My oven took about 15 minutes to bake.
Above measurement yields about 20-25 cookies.
    
Enjoy with hot ginger tea or coffee. Also very good home made snack for children . 

Multi grain or Jwarichi( Jowar ) Bhakri

7:18 AM Add Comment
                                  Very healthy & tasty Indian bread ' Bhakri '  !!



Ingredients :
Jowar Ata : 1 cup
Bajra ata ( Pearl millet) : 1/2 cup
Ragi ata ( Finger millet ) : 1/2 cup
Rice ata : 1/4 cup
Wheat ata : 1/4 cup
salt : 1/2 tsp
Water : 1 1/2 cup or as required

Recipe:

1. Add the water in a pan & turn on the gas. Let the water boil.
2. Mix all the flours & salt in a bowl.
3. Add boiling water on the flour mixture. Cover the bowl & let it sit for 2-3 minutes.
4. After 2-3 minutes knead the mixture thoroughly. Divide the dough in equal parts. This             measurement yields about 6 medium size bhakris.
5. In a big plate or preferably parat prepare bhakri.
6. On a non stick pan or tava roast the bhakri.
     You can prepare the bhakri using only one of the ata  or any combination as you like. Here in the picture above I have prepared the bhakri using jowar ata only.
Enjoy the tasty hot & healty bhakri with any subji.
Please click on the link below for the video recipe of bhakri.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/LpLdjDHHKDuuHWoL2

Veg Makhanwala

8:15 AM Add Comment
Delicious home made Veg Makhanwala !!




Ingredients :

Cauliflower cut lengthwise  : 1 /2 Cup
Green beans  : 1/4 cup
Carrot : 1/4 Cup
Potato cut in chips : 1/2 cup 
Green peas ( Fresh or frozen ) : 1/4 Cup
Green pepper : 1/4 cup
Paneer cubes : 1/2 Cup
Chopped Onion : 1/2 cup
Chopped Tomato : 1/2 Cup
Garlic cloves : 7-8
Green Chilli paste : 1/2 tsp
Ginger : 1 inch piece
Cumin seeds : 1 tsp
Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp
Tej patta : 2
green elaychi : 3
Kashmiri Red chilli powder : 2 tsp
Garam Masala : 2 tsp
Kasoori methi : 1 tsp
Handful Coriender leaves : For decoration
Fresh cream : 1/2 cup
Milk : 3 tsp ( to soak poppy seeds )
Salt : as per taste
Sugar : 1 tsp
Butter or desi ghee : 4 tsp

Recipe :
1. In a heavy bottom pan add 1 tsp of ghee or butter. Add cumin seeds, tej patta, green elaychi. Then       add garlic cloves, onion & tomato. Saute for 2 minutes. Keep aside in a bowl & let it cool.
2. Boil all the vegetables to soft except green pepper. Do not overcook.
3. Drain water from the vegetables.. Add 3 tsp ghee or butter in the same pan saute green pepper then     add all the veges. 
4. Remove tej patta & grind remaining masala with onion,garlic & tomato to a smooth paste.
5. Add this paste to vegetables.Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder & garam masala. Add salt &      sugar.
6. Add little water. Mix properly.
7. Add paneer cubes & kasoori methi.
8. Simmer for 2 minutes.
9. Add cream & turn off the gas stove. save some cream for garnishing.
10. Garnish with handful of coriander & cream. 
11. Serve with hot phulkas, nan or paratha !!!