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Summer cool Homemade Kokum sarbat concentrate

9:25 PM Add Comment
Enjoy this homemade  Amrut on the earth in this hot season!! Very easy & simple to prepare!! Requires very few ingredients. Moreover it is very healthy & no preservatives added!!



Ingredients :
Kokum fruits or Ratambe : 1 kg
Sugar : 1 kg. ( Do not use powdered sugar)
 Salt : 3 tsp

Recipe :
1.Wash the kokum fruits thoroughly & dry them completely.
2. Keep them in dry cotton cloth so it will dry nicely.
3. Make the 2 halves of the fruit with the help of knife.
4. Remove the seeds in between. Do not throw the seeds.*                             
5.Feel the cavities with sugar & arrange them in completely dried big Glass jar with lid as shown in picture. 
6. Add remaining sugar on the surface. Add salt.
7. Keep the bottle as it is. Do not keep in sun light. After 3-4 days you will get nice syrup.Sieve it & Store in small bottle & use as required. No need of keeping in fridge.
In the remaining skins of the kokums add water & prepare sarbat. But you have to consume it or keep in fridge for 8-10 days.                                                                                         
How to prepare sarbat : 
Take 2-3 tsp of the syrup for a glass. Add pinch of black salt ( saindhav mith ), little jeera powder & cold water. Stir properly. Enjoy this heavenly drink in this pricky season. You can have it in any season as kokums are very healthy. Adjust quantity of syrup as per your taste.
Keep the seeds  in water for some time & with the help of hand remove the pulp. Add sugar & salt as per taste & you will get instant light pink coloured sarbat out of these. Then throw the seeds.                             

Strawberry coconut desert

8:23 AM Add Comment

Delicious & light mild flavoured cool desert !!



Ingredients :
For strawberry layer :
Crushed strawberry smooth pulp : 2 cups ( 250 ml cup )
Orange juice : 1/4 cup
 Powdered sugar  : 4 tbsp ( or more if strawberries are not very sweet )
Water : 1 1/4 cup
Agar Agar powder : 2 tsp

For Coconut layer : 
Coconut milk : 1 cup
Sugar : 2 tbsp
Water : 1 cup
Agar Agar powder : 1 tsp
Salt : 1/8th tsp

Recipe :
Strawberry layer :
1. Add water in a sauce pan.
2. Add Agar agar powder in the water. Mix properly till it completely dissolved in water.
3 Keep the pan on gas stove & start heat.
4. Continuously stir the mixture. There should not be lumps. Mixture should be clear. 
5. Bring the mixture to boil. 
6. Add strawberry pulp & orange juice. Add sugar. 
7. Whisk the mixture continuously till sugar dissolves completely.
8. When the mixture starts boiling turn off the gas.
9. Pour the mixture in a square dish or any shape you like.
10. Add some strawberry pieces. 
11. Keep the dish in refrigerator till the mixture sets. It takes 10 minutes.

Coconut Layer : 
1. Add water in a sauce pan.
2. Add Agar agar powder in the water. Mix properly till it completely dissolved in water.
3 Keep the pan on gas stove & start heat.
4. Continuously stir the mixture. There should not be lumps. Mixture should be clear. 
5. Bring the mixture to boil. 
6. Add coconut milk, sugar & salt. Follow the same procedure as above.
7. Take the dish out from refrigerator.Strawberry layer surface should not move .
8. Pour the coconut mixture slowly from the corners when it is hot.
9. Add some strawberry pieces on the surface.


Keep in refrigerator for 8-10 hours or till both the layers set completely.
Cut into cubes & enjoy this delicious cool desert in this hot season. 

Eggless Orange chocolate cup cakes

7:34 AM 1 Comment




Ingredients :
All purpose flour ( maida )  : 2 cups ( 250 ml cup )
Chocolate powder : 4 tbsp
 Powdered sugar  : 1 cup
Orange juice : 3/4 cup ( I used fresh orange juice )
Orange zest : 1tbsp
Vanilla essence : 1 tsp
Water : 1/2 cup or as required for consistency
Any odourless vegetable oil : 1/4 cup
Baking Powder : 1 tsp
Baking soda : 3/4 tsp
White vinegar : 1 tsp
Salt : small pinch
Chopped cashews : 2 tsp
Golden raisins : 2 tsp

Recipe :
1.Sieve all dry ingredients maida, chocolate powder, baking powder, baking soda & salt in a big bowl.
    Mix well & keep aside.
2. Take oil , sugar, orange juice, water & vanilla essence  in another bowl & mix well with hand mixer till sugar dissolves . Add orange zest.  
3 Add this mixture  into dry ingredients & fold the mixture properly. Add golden raisins.There should not be lumps.
4. Add water if required till the batter is dropping consistency. Add white vinegar & mix gently.
5. Pour the batter in cup cake paper moulds . Top up with chopped cashews.
6. Bake the cake in preheated oven at 180 C for 15-20 minutes.
7. Enjoy this delicious and flavourful cup cakes with tea or coffee.

This measure yields 18 -20 cup cakes.

Carrot n nuts cake

11:55 PM Add Comment
Soft & moist carrot & nuts cake with home made condensed milk !!




Ingredients :
All purpose flour ( maida ) : 1 cup
Whole wheat flour : 1/4 cup
Grated carrot : 1 & 1/2 cup
Sugar : 1/4 cup. If you have very sweet tooth then add more.
Condensed milk : 1/2 cup
Butter : 1/2 cup
Warm Milk  : 1/2 cup or (as required)
Thick yogurt : 2 tbsp
Dry fruits as per individual taste. ( I used  Almonds & Walnuts )
Cinnamon powder : 1 tsp
Jayphal (Nutmeg) : 1/2 tsp
Vannila essence : 1/2 tsp
Baking Powder : 1 tsp
Baking soda: 1/2 tsp
White vinegar : 1/2 tsp
Chopped almonds: 1/2 cup
Chopped walnuts : 1/4 cup
Tuty fruity : 1 tsp ( optional )

Recipe :
  1. In a bowl sieve together maida, wheat flour, baking powder & baking soda. Then add cinnamon powder & jaiphal powder. Mix well. Keep aside. 
  2. Take another bowl. Add butter & sugar. Mix well. Add condensed milk & yogurt. Mix nicely to form light mixture. Mixture will look curdled because of yogurt. Does not matter. Add vanilla essence.
  3. Add all dry ingredients mixture step by step. Fold the mixture gently. Add grated carrot. Add milk required & adjust the consistency.
  4. Add chopped walnuts.Mix & prepare smooth batter.
  5. Grease cake pan with butter or oil. Add batter in the pan.Top up the cake batter generously with almond slices.
  6. I prepared cup cakes also. Top with almond slices & tuty fruity.
  7. Bake the cakes at 180 C for 20 to 25 minutes.
         Enjoy this lovely flavoured heavenly cake with a cup of coffee !!

Fresh Green peas wadi ( cake )

11:04 PM Add Comment
This is traditional recipe my MIL used to prepare ! She used to prepare it on gas stove. With little variation I baked this wadi in oven. Its really very tasty!!




Ingredients :
Besan (Gram Flour) : 1  Cup
Rice flour : 1 cup
Water : 2-3 Cup or as required
Fresh Green peas : 1 1/2 cups ( frozen can be used )
Potato : 1/2  cup boiled & cut in big pieces
Chilli paste : 1 tsp
Garlic paste : 1 tsp
Coriender leaves : Handful
Red chilli powder : 1 tsp
Turmeric powder : 1  tsp
Cumin seeds : 1 tsp
Sesme seeds : 2 tsp
Ajwain  seeds : 1/2 tsp
Salt : as per taste
Sugar : 1tsp
Olive Oil : 4 tsp or any vegetable oil.

Recipe :
1. Dry roast Gram flour for 5 minutes or till it becomes light brown.
2. Add Rice flour in same & roast for 2 minutes. 
3. Add all fresh green peas & potato.
4. Add Coriander, cumin, chilli, turmeric powder .
5. Also add Chilli & Garlic paste.
6. Add water as required. Consistency should be little thicker than idli batter.
7. Add olive oil.
8. Grease the  pan with little oil.  Pour the mixture  and spread it evenly. Add a few drops of oil on top & also add some peas on the top.
9. Bake the wadi in preheated oven at 190 C for 30-35 minutes till it becomes golden brown..


Cut into pieces & enjoy this tasty wadi with yogurt!!

Garlic Bread

7:59 AM Add Comment
Cheesy Garlickey delicious garlic Bread !!




Ingredients :

All purpose flour ( Maida ) : 1 1/2 cups
Whole Wheat flour : 1 1/2 cups
Dry yeast : 2  tsp
Sugar : 2 tsp
Salt : 3/4 tsp
Olive oil : 4 tsp
Warm water : 1 1/4 cup
Minced garlic : 4 tsp
Mixed herbs : 2-3 tsp
Finely chopped coriander : 1/4 th cup
Grated cheese : 1/2 cup
Butter : 4 tsp

Preparation of garlic butter:
Mix butter, mixed herbs, minced garlic & chopped coriander in a bowl. Mix well.

Recipe :
1. Take yeast & sugar in bowl.
2. Add warm water in yeast & sugar mixture.
3. Keep aside for 5 minutes.
4. You will observe bubbles & mixture will be fluffy.
5. Add salt, olive oil, flour & maida . Mix to make a nice dough.
6. Transfer the dough on clean greased platform. Knead the dough about 10 min. till it becomes elastic.Use olive oil as required. 4 tsp will be good enough.  
7. Prepare a soft dough  & keep in a big bowl .Cover the bowl  . Let it rest for 1 hour.
8. After 1 hour the dough will be double of original size.
9.  Punch the dough & again knead for about 2-3 minutes.
10. Make  3 parts of the dough. Roll one part in round shape like chapati.
11. Apply garlic butter. Sprinkle grated cheese generously.
12. Start to fold chapati & prepare tight roll. Sprinkle some coriander & cheese again.
13. Cut in to 8-10 parts or as you like. arrange in baking pan like a flower.
14. In the same way prepare 2 more designs as you like.
14. Bake the loaf in preheated oven at 180 C for 25 to 30  minutes or till it turns brown.
15. Apply again  butter on the top of the bread when it is hot.
   Enjoy hot home made cheesy garlicky super soft garlic bread  !!

Eggless Ragi Chocolate Brownie

6:27 AM Add Comment





Ingredients :

Ragi flour : 1 1/2 cup
All purpose flour ( maida )  :  1/2 cup
Grated dark Chocolate or chips : 3/4 cup  ( Used Amul dark chocolate )
Chopped Walnuts : 3/4 cup
Black raisins : 1/2 cup
Castor Sugar or powdered sugar  : 1 cup
Warm milk : 1/2 cup
Yogurt : 1/4 cup
Hot water : 2 tsp
Butter : 1/2 cup
Vegetable oil : 1/2 cup
Baking powder : 1 tsp
Baking soda : 1/2 tsp
White vinegar : 1 tsp
Vanilla essence : 1 tsp

Recipe :
1. Add chocolate & butter in a big bowl.
2. Turn on the gas & melt the chocolate with double boiler method.
3. When all the chocolate melts turn off the gas. Add vegetable oil & yogurt.
4. Add sugar & vanilla essence in above mixture & mix well. Add chopped walnuts & raisins.
5. Sieve Ragi flour, maida, baking soda & baking powder in the above mixture.
6. Incorporate maida with chocolate properly. The mixture becomes thick.
7. Add milk & mix well. Consistency will be pouring & silky.  Add vinegar & mix gently.
8. Pour the batter in greased mould.
6. Bake the cake preheated oven at 180 C for 25 minutes.

Cut  in small pieces & enjoy this chocolaty moist delicious brownie !!