Keshar,Pista, Badam homemade Kulfi without Mawa( Quick recipe )

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Try this different & easy kulfi without Mawa. It turned out to be very tasty  & quick . One can not make out the ingredients that are used.  It  looks & tastes so yummy!!!

Keshar Pista Badam Kulfi 

Ingredients :
Whole Milk : 1/2 Litre ( 500 ml )
White bread : 2 slice
Milk powder : 1 tb sp
Corn Flour  :  1 tb sp
Sugar : 3 tb sp if you want more sweetness you can add more. But 3 tb sp is good enough.
Dry fruits :  Sliced Almonds & green Pistatios
Saffron ( Keshar ) : 7-8 threads
Green Cardamom ( Elaichi) : 4  (powdered)

Recipe :

1. Add milk in a heavy bottom vessel. Let it boil for 5 minutes.

2. Remove the sides of bread slices & put them in the mixer & grind fine. Add 1/4 cup of milk in bread powder  to prepare smooth paste.

3. Add milk powder & corn flour in a bowl & prepare smooth paste in the milk.

4. Prepare powder of green cardamom along with 4-5 threads of saffron.

5. Add bread paste, corn flour paste & powder of cardamom & saffron in the boiling milk.

6. Again let it boil for 5 minutes.

7. Milk becomes thick. Add sugar as per taste.

8. Turn off the flame. Let it cool for 10 minutes. 

9. Pour  the mixture in  kulfi matka or you can use kulfi moulds. Cover matkas with aluminium foil.

10. Keep in freezer for about 8 hours or overnight.

Enjoy this yummy low cal kulfi without Guilt !!!

Baigan (Eggplant) Bharta in coconut milk

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This is a different kind of baigan bharta ,we always prepare. Its very tasty. Try it !!!

Ingredients :
Eggplant ( Baigan ) : 1  about 1/2 kg
Finely chopped Red onion   : 1/4 Cup
Scrapped coconut : 3/4 th Cup
Green Chili paste :  1 tbsp 
Ginger paste  : 1 tb sp
Handful of finely chopped fresh green coriander 
Salt : 1 tb sp or as  required
Sugar : 1/2 tb sp or as per individual taste
water for grinding coconut in mixer :1/2 cup

Recipe :
1. Dry roast eggplant on the gas stove or in a thick bottom vessel by applying little oil.

2. Remove the skin of eggplant & mash it in a bowl.

3. Add finely chopped onion, chili paste, ginger paste.

4. Add salt & sugar as per taste.

5. Grind coconut in the mixer by adding water.

6. Add this coconut milk to above mixture.

7. Mix properly.

8. Garnish with finely chopped coriander.

Enjoy this different kind of eggplant bharta with hot phulka or bhakri !!!
This bharta does not require tempering. 

Ragi Idli

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Ingredients :
Ragi flour : 1  Cup
Idli Rice  ( boiled rice or ukda rice ) 1 Cup
Urad dal ( Black Gram ) : 3/4th Cup
Chana  dal  (Bengal Gram )  : 2 tb sp
Methi  (Fenugreek seeds)  : 1/4 th tb sp
Pinch of Soda bicarb ( optional )
Oil : 2 tb sp
Rai ( mustard seeds) : 1 tb sp
Jeera ( cumin seeds )
Hing (asafoetida ) : 1/2 tb sp
Curry leaves : 8-10
Salt : as required

Recipe :
1. Soak Idli rice for 4-5 hours in a bowl

2. Soak Urad dal , Chana Dal & methi seeds in another bowl for 4-5 hours.

3. Drain the water. But do not throw it. Use it for grinding.

4. Grind all the ingredients to very smooth batter. Add ragi flour while grinding the other ingredients.

5. Pour the batter in the vessel & mix it thoroughly.

6. Keep this batter overnight for fermentation. Take large bowl otherwise batter will come out after fermentation.

7. Add salt as per taste & mix batter gently.

For tempering :
Heat the oil in a pan . Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida & curry leaves.
Let it cool for some time. Tempering is optional as per individual taste. I prepare plain idlis.

8. Add this tempering in the idli batter.

9. Grease the idli mould & pour  the batter into it.

10. Steam the idlis in pressure cooker (without keeping pressure) or in the steamer for 10 to 15 minutes

Serve the steaming hot idlis with tomato chatni, coconut chatni, green chatni & sambar.

Kajurachi kheer ( Date Porridge )

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Ingredients :
Seedless dates ( Khajur ) : 1  Cup
Almond Powder :  2-3 tb sp
Chopped Almonds :  1 tb sp for garnishing
Green Elaichi powder  ( Green cardamom ): 1/2 tsp
Saffron threads :  7-8 for garnishing
Milk : 2 ½ Cup 
Desi Ghee or unsalted Butter 2 table spoons.

Recipe :
1.  Add desi ghee or unsalted butter in a heavy bottom pan.

2. Cut Dates in small pieces.

3. When ghee or unsalted butter melts add dates.

4. Fry for 2-3 minutes.

5. Add milk & stir thoroughly to cook the dates.(it takes about 2-3 minutes)

6. Add almond powder & elaichi  powder.

7. Let it boil for 2-3 minutes. It becomes thick .

8. Turn off the flame. 

9. Serve warm or cold garnishing with almond flakes & saffron.

If you have very sweet tooth you can add sugar. I have not added sugar for this recipe.
Try this very simple recipe . It takes only 10 minutes. Enjoy with hot phulka or puri.
Or you can eat it as breakfast option by adding any cereal.