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Metkoot ( Traditional maharashtrian recipe )

7:08 AM Add Comment
Metkoot is a tradional Maharastrian recipe. It is very tasty & healthy aromatic powder goes well with hot rice, little salt & desi ghee. Mixing metkoot with yogurt can be a side dish with your meal. Do try this homemade healthy recipe !!




Ingredients :
Split Bengal Gram ( Chana dal )  : 1/2 cup
Split black gram ( udid dal : 1/4 cup
Lentil dal ( Masoor dal) : 2 tsp
split green gram ( moong dal ) : 1 tbsp
Rice : 1 tbsp
Coriander seeds : 1 tbsp
Hing powder : 1/2 tsp
Cloves ( lavang ) : 3-4
Cinnamon powder : 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder : 1/2 tsp
Dry ginger ( sunth ) powder : 1/2 tsp


Recipe :
Dry roast all ingredients separately except hing, cinnamon powder,  red chilli powder & sunth .
Roast till light brown. Let all the ingredients cool. Mix all & grind in mixer grinder jar to a fine powder. Heavenly aromatic Metkoot powder is ready to eat.

Enjoy metkoot with hot rice!!

Bhajnicha sanja

6:44 AM Add Comment
This is one of the recipes my grandmother used to prepare!! Very healthy & tasty recipe good for breakfast!

Ingredients :
Chakali or Thalipithachi bhajni : 1  Cup
Chopped onion : 3/4 th cup
green chilli : 2-3 cut into small pieces
Curry leaves : 5-6
Salt : 1 tsp
Sugar : 1 tsp
Fresh coconut : 2 tsp ( to garnish )
Chopped coriander : 2 tsp
Lemon juice :2 tsp
water : 1 cup or as required
Vegetable oil : 4 tsp
Mustard seeds : 1 tsp
Cumin seeds : 1/2 tsp
Hing : 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp
Chopped carrot, fresh beans, green peas or any other veggies you like can be added.

Recipe :
1. In a heavy bottom pan add oil. On the gas stove.
2. When oil becomes hot add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, turmeric powder & hing one by one.
3. Add green chilli & curry leaves. Add onion & cook it till soft.
4. Bhajni is prepared with all roasted cereals. so it is directly added in above mixture. No need of roasting like suji.
5. Mix everything properly.
6. Add salt, sugar & lemon juice.
8. Add 1/2 cup of water. Mix properly. Then add remaining water if required.
9. Cover the pan with lid. After 5 minutes open the lid, sanja should not be sticky.
10. Turn off the gas. Garnish with coriander & fresh coconut.

Enjoy this healthy & tasty breakfast with dahi.




Healthy ladu

3:11 AM Add Comment
This recipe is very simple & easy & laddus are very healthy. Ideal for snacking to anybody ! No need of preparing syrup ( pak) ! Anybody can prepare it ! 


Ingredients :
Roasted unpolished sesame seeds ( til ) : 1 cup
Roasted peanuts : 3/4 cup
Roasted Flax seeds powder ( javas/ alsi )  : 1/2 cup
Roasted dry coconut  : 1/2 cup
Finely cut jaggery or jaggery powder : 1/2 cup
Desi Ghee : 1 tsp
Black Raisins : 1/2 cup 
Elaichi Powder (Green Cardamom) : 1 tsp
Sunth powder : 1 tsp ( optional )

Recipe :

Add all above ingredients in mixer jar except black raisins. Grind to coarse powder.
Add raisins & roll the laddus in the shape  you like.
Enjoy these soft tasty & easy laddus.

Chinch gulachi amti

1:22 AM Add Comment

Sweat & sour chinch gulachi turichya dalichi amti !! ( split pegion peas curry )

Ingredients :
Cooked Toor dal ( arhar )  : 1 cup 
Red chilli powder : 1 tsp
Goda masala : 1 tsp
scraped fresh coconut : 1/4 cup
Salt : 1/2 tsp ( as per taste )
Jaggery : 2 tsp
Tamrind pulp : 2 tsp
Vegetable oil : 2 tsp
Mustard seeds : 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds : 1 tsp
Turmeric powder : 1/4 tsp
Hing : 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves : 7-8
Water : 1 cup or as required
Chopped coriander for garnishing.
Recipe :
1. Add  oil in a heavy bottom pan or kadhai.
2. Add mustard seeds & cumin seeds when oil becomes hot. Add hing & turmeric powder.
3.  Add curry leaves.
4.  Add little water in properly cooked toor dal. Prepare smooth mixture with water.
5. Add this dal in the pan. Add jaggery & salt. Add red chilli powder.
6. Add goda masala & coconut. Mix & let it cook.
7. Add water. Let the dal boil on medium flame. Then on lower flame let it simmer for 5 minutes.
8.  Consistency of this dal is not very thick like dal fry.
 Garnish with coriander leaves. Enjoy this tasty amti with hot rice or phulka.

Gulachi poli

5:57 AM Add Comment
Favourite maharastrian khamang Gulachi poli !!




Ingredients:
For filling :
 Grated gul ( jaggery ) : 2 cups ( about 1 kg )
 roasted sesame seeds  : 1/2 cup
 Roasted besan :  1/2 cup
 Roasted dry coconut : 1/4 cup
 Roasted Khaskhas ( poppy seeds ) : 1/4 cup
 Desi ghee : 4 tbsp
  Elaichi/ jaiphal powder : 1 tsp
 

Recipe for gul:
1. Grate jaggery & keep aside.
2. Dry roast sesame seeds, coconut & poppy seeds seperately.
3. Dry roast besan adding some desi ghee.
4. Mean while grind roasted sesame seeds, coconut & poppy seeds with elaychi powder.
5.Add this mixture with besan  in the grated jaggery .
6. Knead this mixture till it becomes smooth & soft. Add ghee while kneading.

For outer cover:
 Ata : 3 cups
 Oil : 5 tsp
 Salt : 1 pinch
Water : 3/4 cup or as required
Mix all the ingredients & prepare a smooth dough like chapati dough.
Prepare 60 equal balls of lemon size. This measurement yields about 30-32 gul polis depending upon the size. You can prepare the size you like .
Take 2 balls, roll them in puri size & fill the gul stuffing in between 2 polis. Take same size of gul & roll in puri size & then fill in between puries. Pack nicely gul filling in between & then roll the poli in bigger size. Cut the sides with pizza cutter. Roast on non stick pan both sides. 

Enjoy this delicious gul poli with dollops of ghee. It is very convenient to carry these rotis while travelling. It lasts about 15 days.





Matar (fresh green peas ) paratha

6:26 AM Add Comment




Ingredients:

Fresh green peas : 2 cups
Boiled & mashed potato : 1/4 cup
Garlic paste : 1 tsp
Ginger paste : 1 tsp
Green chilli paste : 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder : 1 tsp
Coriander powder : 1 tsp
Cumin powder : 1 tsp
Garam masala : 1 tsp
sesame seeds : 3 tsp 
Salt : 2 tsp or as per taste
Sugar : 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice : 2 tsp
chopped coriander : 1/2 cup
 Ata : 2 cups or as required
 Oil : 5 tbsp

Recipe:
1. Cook green peas in pressure cooker for 1 whistle by adding little salt.
2. Let it cool. Grind coarsely or mash it. Add mashed potato.
3. Add all the above ingredients except ata & oil.
4. Mix properly. Then add ata. Add oil little by little.
5. Knead properly. Prepare 6-8 balls out of this ata.
6. Roast it to nice brown colour on heavy griddle by adding little oil on it.

Enjoy this tasty & healthy paratha with pickle, chutney or with yoghurt !!!

Fresh green garlic chutney

6:15 AM Add Comment
In winter this green fresh garlic is easily available !! Try this tasty chutney !


Ingredients :
Washed & chopped green garlic : 1 Cup
Fresh grated coconut : 3/4 th cup
Chopped coriander : 1/2 cup
Curry leaves : 7-8
Green chillies : 1 or 2 or as per taste
Salt : 1 tsp or as per taste
Sugar : 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds : 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice : 2 tsp


Recipe :.
  1. Grind all above ingredients coarsely in the mixer jar. Take out in a bowl. 
  2.  Enjoy this tasty chutney with Phulka or Bhakri or even with idli.