Cake with Gulab jamun mix

2:17 AM 9 Comments




Ingredients :
Gulab jamun mix powder : 3/4 cup ( I used Gits 100 gm mix )
All purpose flour ( Maida ) : 3/4  cup
Powdered Sugar : 3/4 cup  ( If you want  more sweetness add 1 cup )
Fresh cream or milk : 1 cup ( I used home made fresh cream )
Chopped cashews : 2 tsp ( optional )
Any odourless oil : 1/4 cup
Baking Powder : 1/2  tsp
Baking Soda     : 1/4 tsp
Vanilla essence : 1 tsp

Recipe :
1. Add Gulab jamun mix powder & powder sugar in mixer jar & mix it throughly. 
2. Sieve maida,baking powder  & baking soda in a big bowl. 
3. Add gulab jamun mix & sugar mixture in above mixture. Add cashews. Mix well. 
4. Add  fresh cream also in mixer jar & mix well.
5. Add this cream in all the dry ingredients & fold gently. There should not be lumps. Add oil & mix well.
4. Bake the cake in greased tin in oven at 180 C for 35 minutes.
This cake tastes awesome, soft & delicious. 
 Enjoy it with tea or coffee!!! 

Healthy Methi laddus with Ragi & wheat flour

11:49 PM 1 Comment
We prepare Methi & Dink (gond) laddus  traditionally by adding jaggery & kharik ( dry date) powder. In this winder try this healthy, delicious & easy version of laddus !!


Ingredients :
Ragi flour : 1 cup
Whole wheat flour : 1/2 cup
Roasted oats powder : 1/4 cup
Roasted Methi powder : 3 tsp ( If you like more bitterness add more methi powder)
Fried & coarsely powdered Dink ( gond ) : 3 tsp ( optional )
Desi Ghee : 6 tbsp
Chopped Seedless dates or de seeded : 1 cup
Black raisins  : 4 tsp
Golden raisins : 4 tsp
Chopped cashews : 2 tsp
Roasted Coarse almond powder : 2 tsp
Honey : 4 tbsp
Elaichi Powder (Green Cardamom) : 1 tsp

Recipe :
  1. Add 1 tsp desi ghee in a kadhai or heavy bottom pan. Fry dink to puff & then keep aside. Prepare coarse powder when it cools down. 
  2. In the same pan add 2 tsp desi ghee & ragi flour. Roast it thoroughly till a nice aroma comes out. It turn dark brown colour. Mix it with dink powder. 
  3. In the same way roast whole wheat flour & oats powder in 1 tsp desi ghee. Mix with above mixture.
  4. Roast methi powder in 1/2 tsp of desi ghee & mix in above mixture.
  5. In the same pan add chopped date with 1 tsp desi ghee. Turn on gas stove & roast only for 1-2 minutes or you can microwave for 30 sec. Dates should turn soft. Prepare smooth dough with the help of hands & mix it in above mixture. 
  6. Let it cool completely.  
  7. Add honey,dry fruits, remaining ghee ( dissolved ) & elaichi powder. Mix all the ingredients properly.
  8. Roll the laddus as per size you want & enjoy !!
Note : If you want more sweetness add some jaggery (making it soft) in the laddu mixture.

strawberry & banana cake with Ragi flour

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Ingredients :
Ragi flour : 1  Cup
All purpose flour ( maida )  : 1/2 Cup
Fresh sliced strawberries : 3/4 cup
Chopped Banana : 1/2 cup
Powdered sugar : 3/4 cup
Yogurt ( plain Dahi ) : 1/2 Cup
Baking powder: 1 tsp
Baking soda : 1/4 tsp
White vinegar : 3/4 tsp
Vegetable oil or butter  : 1/4 cup
Vanilla Essence : 1 tsp 

Recipe :
1. Take sugar, sliced strawberries & banana in bowl. Mix together & keep aside.
2. Sieve ragi flour, maida, baking powder & baking soda in a big bowl.
3. Mix all the dry ingredients well.
4. In strawberry, banana & sugar mixture add yoghurt, vanilla essence & oil.   Mix well. 
5. Add dry ingredients mixture slowly in the wet mixture. Mix gently. There should not be lumps. Add white vinegar. Mix well.
6. Grease the tin with little oil. Keep butter paper in the tin & again grease on butter paper. Pour the cake batter in a greased tin.
7. Bake the cake in pre heated oven for 25 to 30 minutes at 180 C. 
8. Cut into pieces as you like & enjoy !!.

Sanja ( Suji halwa with jaggery ) poli

9:17 AM 1 Comment

Easy & quick way to prepare sanja poli !! 
This recipe never goes wrong if you follow exact measurements  !!


Sanja with jiggery

Ingredients:
For Sanja ( Suji halwa with jaggery )
 Fine suji : 1 cup
 Jaggery : 2 cups
 Water : 2 cups
 Desi ghee : 4 tsp
  Elaichi/ jaiphal powder : 1 tsp
  Roasted poppy seeds : 1 tsp ( optional )

Recipe for Sanja:
1. In a heavy bottom pan add water. Turn on the gas on high flame.
2. Add jaggery in the water when water starts boiling.
3. Stir the mixture till all the jaggery melts. Add desi ghee & elaychi or jayphal powder.
4. Mean while roast the suji for 5 minutes. Roasting till suji turns brown is not required.
5. Add suji in the jaggery & water mixture. Mix properly. Cover the pan & keep on low flame till sanja becomes dry. Turn off the flame.
6. Let it cool.

For outer cover:
 Ata : 1 cup
 Oil : 5 tsp
 Salt : 1 pinch
Water : 3/4 cup or as required
Mix all the ingredients & prepare a smooth dough like chapati dough. Only more oil is required for this dough for soft sanja roties.
Take a small ball of ata & same amount of sanja & stuff it by preparing a cup of ata or simply roll ata ball in puri size & stuff sanja in it. Now roll the roti or poli as much as you can. Roast on non stick griddle till it becomes golden brown.  Sanja poli is very easy to roll. You can prepare 15 rotis out of it in just 1/2 an hour.

Enjoy this delicious Sanja poli with ghee or milk. It is very convenient to carry these rotis while travelling. It lasts about 4-5 days.





Eggless Christmas Fruit cake

6:20 AM Add Comment
Moist & soft easy egg less & alcohol free Christmas cake!! 



Ingredients :
All purpose flour ( Maida ) : 1 1/4  cup
Baking powder : 3/4 tsp
Baking soda : 3/4 tsp
Brown sugar : 3/4 cup
Plain yoghurt ( Dahi)  :  1/2 cup
Hot milk   : 1/4 cup
Orange juice : 3/4 cup ( I used fresh orange juice but store bought juice can be used)
                                     ( Apple juice can be used)
Butter : 1/2 cup ( I used salted Amul butter )
Black seedless raisins : 3/4 cup
Golden raisins : 3/4 cup
Chopped walnut : 1/2 cup
Chopped cashew : 1/4 cup ( optional )
Tuty fruity : 1/2 cup
Chopped Glazed cherries : 2 tsp
Orange zest : 1/2 tsp
Lemon zest : 1/2 tsp
Cardamom powder : 1/4 tsp
Cinnamon powder : 1 small pinch
Clove powder : 1 small pinch ( 1 clove )  
Vanilla essence : 1 tsp

Soaking of fruits :
In a bowl take black raisins,golden raisins, walnuts, cashews, glazed cherries & tuty fruity. Any other dry fruits like apricot can be used. Add orange juice in the fruits & soak for 3-4 hours or if you have time then soak overnight.
Before starting to prepare cake drain the soaked fruits & keep aside.

Recipe :
1. Sieve maida, baking powder & baking soda in a bowl. Keep aside.
2. In another bowl take soften butter & brown sugar. Mix well with hand whisker till it becomes fluffy.
 Add yoghurt , hot milk & vanilla essence. Add cardamom powder, cinnamon & clove powder.   Again mix well. Mixture looks curdled. But does not  matter.  
3. Add maida mixture slowly & fold gently. Add orange & lemon zest.
4. Add soaked fruits, mix well. Add also orange juice after draining fruits.
5. Pour the batter in a greased mould & bake in preheated oven at 180 C for 30-35 minutes.
Enjoy this moist & soft cake which requires very less soaking time.


Rawa ( suji ) Laddu

6:02 AM Add Comment
Easy rawa laddu!!


Ingredients :
Fine rawa ( suji ): 1 cup
Fresh Cream : 1/2 cup(I used cream on boiled cow milk)
Fresh scraped coconut : 3/4 cup
Milk : 3/4 cup
Sugar : 3/4 cup
Desi Ghee : 3 tsp
Dry fruits : Chopped Cashews & Golden Raisins
Elaichi Powder (Green Cardamom) : 1 tsp
Saffron threads : 7-8 ( optional )

Recipe :
  1. Add milk, fresh cream, coconut & sugar in a heavy bottom pan.
  2. Keep the the pan on gas stove & turn on the flame. Keep on medium heat.
  3. Add rawa in another pan & roast nicely without changing its colour..
  4. When milk mixture starts boiling keep it on low flame for 5 minutes.
  5. Add roasted rawa while it is hot in this milk mixture. Add desi ghee.
  6. Mix properly & turn off the flame.
  7. Let it cool completely.  
  8. Add  dry fruits , elaichi powder & saffron threads.
  9. Roll the laddus as per size you want & enjoy !!


Cake for fast ( Upasacha cake )

12:50 AM 3 Comments






Ingredients :
Amaranth Flour ( Rajgira ata ) : 3/4 cup
Barnyard Millet ( Vari or Bhagar ata ) : 3/4  cup
Water Chest nut Flour ( Singhareka ata) : 1/4 cup
Fresh  coconut : 1/2 cup ( Desiccated coconut can be used )
Ripe mashed banana : 1 cup ( I have used 3 large bananas )
Powdered Sugar : 1/2 cup ( Add more sugar if you want more sweetness )
Plain yoghurt ( Dahi)  :  1/2 cup
Warm milk   : 3/4 cup
Desi ghee  : 4 tsp
Elaychi powder : 1/2 tsp
Baking Powder : 1  tsp
Baking Soda     : 1/4 tsp
Almond slices : 3 tsp

Recipe :
1. Sieve rajgira ata, vari ata, singhara ata, baking powder & baking soda.  Mix all the dry ingredients well.  Keep aside.
2. In another bowl add mashed banana, desi ghee, sugar, yoghurt & mix throughly.
3. Add elaychi powder & coconut. Mix well.
4. Add the mixture of dry ingredients slowly. Start adding milk as required. Add dry mixture & milk alternately till all the mixture is finished & you get required batter consistancy. Adjust milk quantity accordingly.
5. Pour the mixture in a greased tin.Decorate the top of the cake batter with almond slices.
6. Bake the cake in oven at 180 C for 25 minutes.
You can bake the cake in cooker or on gas stove using non stick pan.
This cake turns out little moist & tastes heavenly.

Cut & enjoy this delicious cake.

Beet root, Coconut , chocolate cake with Ragi flour

3:42 AM 4 Comments




Ingredients :
Ragi flour : 1  Cup
All purpose flour ( maida )  : 1/4 Cup
Beet root pulp : 3/4 cup
Desiccated coconut : 1/2 cup
Chocolate powder : 2 tsp
Powdered sugar : 3/4 cup
Low fat Cream : 1/2 cup ( optional ) Milk can be used instead
Yogurt ( plain Dahi ) : 1/2 Cup
Baking soda : 1/4 tsp
Baking powder: 1 tsp
Vegetable oil or butter  : 1/4 cup
Vanilla Essence : 1 tsp 

Recipe :
1. Pressure cook beet root  for 3 whistles. Let it cool.Peel off the skin. Grate it or grind it to make pulp. Keep aside.
2. Sieve ragi flour, maida, chocolate powder, baking powder & baking soda in a big bowl.
3. Add coconut into this mixture. Mix all the dry ingredients well.
4.In another bowl add sugar, Yoghurt & cream & mix well till it becomes fluffy. You can add milk instead of cream.
5.Add oil & vanilla essence. Mix well.
6.Add dry ingredients mixture slowly in the wet mixture. Mix gently. There should not be lumps.
7.. Grease the tin with little oil. Keep butter paper in the tin & again grease on butter paper. Pour the cake batter in a greased tin. 
8. Bake the cake in pre heated oven for 25 to 30 minutes at 180 C.
9. Cut into pieces as you like & enjoy !!.





Small sweet & soft buns ( Bun pav)

1:29 AM Add Comment
These small sweet buns are good for tea time!! !! Also snack for children! 




Ingredients :
All purpose flour ( maida) : 3/4 cup
Whole wheat flour : 1/4 cup
Dry yeast : 1 tsp ( I used Blue Bird )
Normal sugar : 1 tsp ( to activate the yeast)
Powdered Sugar : 2 tsp
Salt : 1/4 tsp
Desi ghee or butter : 3 tsp
Warm Milk : 1/2 cup
Warm water : 1/2 cup
Tuty fruity : 2 tsp

Recipe :
1. Take yeast & sugar in bowl.
2. Add warm milk in yeast & sugar mixture.
3. Keep aside for 5 minutes.
4. You will observe bubbles & mixture will be fluffy.
5. Add powdered sugar, salt, melted butter or ghee. Sieve maida & whole wheat flour . 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 little maida or ghee while kneading if needed.
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. After 1 hour punch the dough & again knead for about 10 minutes. Add tuty fruity in the dough.
10.Arrange the bun  pavs making round shape on a greased tray keeping distance of about 1 inch.
11.Again keep the tray for about 1 hour.
12. Bake the pavs in preheated oven at 200 for 10 minutes or till it turns brown.
Above measurement yields about 9 small buns..    
Enjoy hot home made soft  delicious buns with hot tea or eat like that !!

Crispy jeera thins

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Ingredients :
All purpose flour ( maida) : 1 cup
Butter : 4 tsp 
Salt : 1/4 tsp
Plain yoghurt ( dahi ) : 3 tsp
Cumin seeds : 1 tsp ( I used shahi jeera) can use normal cumin seeds

Recipe :
1. Add maida, salt, butter, yoghurt & cumin seeds in a bowl. Crush cumin seeds on hand for a while so that it will give good aroma.
2. Knead the dough to mix all the ingredients properly.
3. Do not over knead the dough.
4. Keep aside for 5 minutes.
5. Roll the dough like roti .
6. Cut in the shape as you like with cooky cutter.  
7. Bake the jeera thins  in preheated oven at 160 C for 5 to 7  minutes or till it turns light brown.
8. Adjust the tempeture as per your oven.
Above measurement yields about 30 medium sized buiscuits.
    
Enjoy with hot ginger tea or coffee. Also very good home made snack for children . 


Suji and coconut burfi without ghee in microwave oven

11:14 PM 7 Comments



Ingredients :
Fine Suji ( rawa) : 1 Cup
Grated fresh coconut : 1 1/2 Cup 
Milk powder   : 1 Cup
Fresh Cream : 1 cup ( I used fresh cream from home which comes above milk after boiling& it was cow milk.)
Powdered sugar : 1/3 cup
Elaychi powder  : 1/2 tsp
Saffron :  5-6 threads
Chopped roasted almonds : 2 tsp
Chopped pistachios : 2 tsp
Desi Ghee : for greasing tray

Recipe :
1. Dry roast suji, in a microwavable bowl. It takes 3-4 minutes. After every minute take bowl outside stir & again microwave. Repeat the same procedure. Do not over roast. It should not look brown. Keep aside.
You can dry roast in kadhai or heavy bottom pan also. But microwave is easier.
2. In another microwavable bowl take fresh cream & milk powder.
3. Mix properly.There should not be lumps. I mixed with hand whisker.
4. Microwave for 2 minutes.Again give a good stir. Microwave for 1 minute. 
5.Add sugar, fresh  coconut, elaichi powder & saffron threads.
6. Mix it properly & again microwave for 1 minute.
7. Now in this mixture add roasted suji & mix.
8. Again microwave till mixture becomes thick. After every 1 or 2 minutes take bowl outside & stir. It will take about 4-5 minutes. Thus all the process takes about 10 to 15 minutes.
9. Transfer the mixture to a greased tray when it becomes thick . Spread evenly & garnish with chopped almonds & pistachios. Let it cool.
10. Keep in the refrigerator for an hour & cut into pieces as you like. Because of cream & milk powder burfi tastes like mawa burfi.
 Enjoy this divine tasting healthy burfi!

You can prepare this burfi without microwave oven also. Dry roast suji in 3 tsbp desi ghee in heavy bottom pan  & follow the remaining procedure. You have to prepare on gas stove. It will take little more time.






Eggless bread crumbs, dates & walnut cake

1:42 AM 4 Comments
Ingredients :
Bread crumbs : 1 1/2 cup ( I used wheat bread crumbs )
Keep wheat bread loaf in refrigerator.It will become dry. Then grind it in mixer. Your bread crumbs will be ready!!
All purpose flour ( Maida ) : 1/2  cup
Black dates ( khajur ) : 3/4 cup
Roasted Walnuts : 1/2 cup
Tuti fruity : 2 tsp
Brown Sugar : 2 tbsp ( Normal sugar can be used)
Warm milk   : 3/4 cup
Desi ghee or butter : 1/4 cup  ( odourless vegetable oil can be used )
Baking Powder : 3/4  tsp
Vanilla essence : 1 tsp

Recipe :
1. De seed dates & Soak in warm milk for 1/2 hour.
2. After 1/2 hour grind dates with milk .
3. Add vanilla essence, brown sugar & baking powder in the above mixture. Grind once again to mix properly.
4. In a big bowl add bread crumbs & maida. Add melted butter, tuty fruity & walnut pieces.
5. Add the mixture of dates , milk etc in bread crumbs & maida. Mix gently.
6. Bake the cake in greased tin in oven at 180 C for 35 minutes.
If you have sweet tooth you can add more sugar.
Decorate with  some tuty fruity pieces & enjoy the moist delicious cake.

Ladi Pav

3:34 AM 7 Comments
Super soft & tasty pavs !! Enjoy Pav bhaji or Vada pav. Even famous maska pav.



Ingredients :
All purpose flour ( maida) : 3 cups
Whole wheat flour : 2 cups
Milk powder : 2 tbsp
Active Dry yeast : 1 tsp
Sugar : 2 tsp
Salt : 3/4 tsp
Butter : 2 tbsp
Vegetable oil : 4 tsp ( for kneading & greasing )
Warm water : 2 cups

Recipe :
1. Take maida, whole wheat flour, milk powder, sugar & salt in a large bowl. Whisk it properly with a spatula.
2. Add yeast, butter & 1 cup warm water in the mixture.
3. Mix all the ingredients properly.
4. Add water slowly. I require 2 cups of water.
5. 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 oil as required. 4 tsp will be good enough for greasing also.  
7. Prepare a soft dough  & keep in a greased bowl .Cover the bowl  . Let it rest for 1 hour.
8. After 1 hour the dough will be double of original size.
9. After 1 hour punch the dough & again knead for about 10 minutes.
10.Arrange the pavs on a greased tray keeping distance of about 1 inch.
11.Again keep the tray for about 1/2 to 1 hour.
12. Bake the pavs in preheated oven at 200 C for 10 minutes or till it turns brown.
Above measurement yields about 24 medium sized pavs.    
Enjoy hot home made soft pav with bhaji or batatawada or with maska!!!
I made stuffed vada pav with these soft pavs.

Egg less Coconut cake

2:58 AM 5 Comments
Very simple Coconut cake!! Just in 3 steps.







Ingredients :
Fine Suji : 3/4 cup
All purpose flour ( Maida ) : 3/4  cup
Descicated coconut : 1 cup ( Fresh coconut can be used )
Sugar : 3/4 cup
Plain yoghurt ( Dahi)  :  3/4 cup
Warm milk   : 3/4 cup
Desi ghee or oil : 1/4 cup
Baking Powder : 1  tsp
Baking Soda     : 1/4 tsp
Vanilla essence : 1 tsp

Recipe :
1. Add suji, maida, coconut, sugar, Ghee or oil , milk & yoghurt in a big bowl.
2. Mix well. Stir gently.
3. Add vanilla essence , baking powder  & baking soda. Fold the batter gently.
4. Bake the cake in greased tin in oven at 180 C for 35 minutes.
Decorate with  coconut & enjoy this delicious cake.

Home made Muselli

2:39 AM 1 Comment
One more Healthy Breakfast cereal !!






Ingredients :
Oats : 21/2 cups ( I used Suffola oats )
Wheat flex  : 1 cup
Corn flex  : 1 cup
Amaranth grain ( Rajgira lahi )   : 1/2 cup
Flax seeds ( Javas or Alsi ) : 1/4 cup
Chopped roasted Almonds: 1/3 cup
Chopped roasted Walnuts  : 1/3 cup
Chopped black raisins : 1/2 cup
Golden raisins ( khismis ) : 3 tsp
Honey : 2 tsp
Olive oil : 2 tsp
Cinnamon powder ( dalchini ) : 1/2 tsp
Nutmeg powder ( jayphal) : 1 tsp
Vanilla essence : 1/2 tsp
I used plain corn & wheat flex which are available very cheep in market.


Recipe :
  1. Roast oats , Wheat flex, Corn flex one by one by adding very small amount of olive oil.
  2. Roast Rajgira lahi & flax seeds. 
  3. Roast till all the cereals turn brown & crispy.
  4. After cooling  mix all the cereals.  
  5. Add chopped almonds, walnuts, raisins, khismis, nutmeg & dalchini powder.
  6. Add honey. Mix all the ingredients properly.
  7. Again roast for 5 minutes on medium flame till all the ingredients mix nicely.
  8. Cool completely. Store the cereal in a airtight container.
  9. Serve this healthy with hot or cold milk as per your choice.
  10. You can add fresh fruits if you like. 
Above measure yields about 750 gms .

Home made delicious pizza

10:36 PM Add Comment



 Ingredients for Pizza dough:
All purpose flour : 1 1/2 cups
Wheat flour : 1/2 cup
Active dry yeast : 1/2 tsp
Salt : 3/4 tsp
Sugar : 1/2 tsp
warm water : 1 cup
Olive oil : 2 tsp
Mixed herbs : 1 tsp ( optional)

Recipe : 
In a large bowl add sugar & warm water.
Add yeast in it. Do not shake. After 10 -15 minutes when the mixture becomes frothy add salt & olive oil. Add all purpose flour( maida) & whole wheat flour slowly & fold gently. A sticky dough is formed. Keep covered for 1 hour. It will be double in volume. Gently  knead it & again keep for 15-20 minutes.

Pizza toppings :
Chopped spinach : 2 cups
Grated carrot : 1 cup
Sliced green capsicum :1 cup
Paneer : 15 cubes
Sweet corn : 1/2 cup
Onion cut into cubes : 1/2 cup
Tomato slices : 1/4 cup ( optional )
Walnut : 1/2 cup
Cheese : 1 cup
You can use veggies as per your choice.


Pizza sauce :
Fresh tomatoes : 5 or ( chopped 1 cup )
Onion : 1 medium size
Garlic : 3-4 cloves
basil or coriander : 2 tsp
Dry herbs : 1/2 tsp
Olive oil : 1 tsp
Sugar : 1/2 tsp

Recipe :
Cook tomatoes for 2 minutes in boiling water. Cool it & grind in the mixer, Do not make fine paste.
Grind onion & garlic.
Heat a heavy bottom pan on gas stove. Add olive oil . Add onion & garlic paste, saute for 2 minutes.
Add tomato paste, salt, sugar, basil leaves or chopped coriander & dry herbs. Simmer for 3-4 minutes. Add 2-3 tsp water if required.



Make 4 equal parts of the dough.& prepare pizza base with the help of pane. Apply pizza sauce. Assemble the pizza with. the toppings you like. Add grated cheese generously.
Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes at 180 C.
Above measures make 4 small size ( 6 inch) pizzas.

Quinoa & Moong dal dhokla

5:32 AM 2 Comments


Ingredients :
White Quinoa : 3/4 cup
Moong Dal  : 1/2 cup
Ginger paste : 1/2 tsp
Chilli paste : 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice : 1 tsp
Salt : 1 tsp ( as per taste )
Sugar : 1 tsp
Lemon juice : 2 tsp
Yoghurt : 2 tsp
Vegetable oil : 2 tsp
Mustard seeds : 1/2 tsp
Sesame seeds : 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp
Plain eno powder : 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves : 4-5
Chopped coriander : for garnishing.
1 green chilli : for garnishing

Recipe :
1. Soak Quinoa & moong dal for 4 hours in a bowl.
2. Drain the water & grind it with yoghurt & little water.
3. Add ginger & chilli paste.
4. Add turmeric powder, lemon juice,salt & sugar. Give a good mix.
5. Add eno to the mixture & immediately pour into greased plate or thali.
6. Cook in the pressure cooker for 15 minutes without pressure. Let it cool.
7. Prepare  tadka using oil, mustard seeds, sesame seeds  & curry leaves. Add 1 tsp water in it.
8. Pour tadka on cooked dhokla.
9. Cut into pieces you like garnish with chopped coriander leaves & green chilli & serve with green chutney !!

Easy eggless Pineapple upside down cake

11:18 PM 1 Comment





Ingredients :
All purpose flour ( Maida) : 1  Cup
Corn flour : 1 tsp
Yoghure ( Dahi ) : 3 tsp
Baking soda : 1/2tsp
Baking powder: 3/4 tsp
Yoghurt ( plain Dahi ) : 1/2 Cup
Warm Milk : 1/2 cup
Butter : 4 tsp
Sugar : 5 tb sp
Brown sugar : 2-3 tb sp
Vanilla Essence : 1 tsp
Cherries : for decoration

Bottom prep: 
Grease the baking tin with butter & sprinkle brown sugar on it.
Arrange the pineapple pieces above butter & brown sugar.
Decorate with cherries. Keep aside.

Recipe :
1. Sift maida, baking powder & baking soda. Keep aside.

2. In a bowl add yoghurt, sugar, melted butter, vanilla essence & beat well. Add warm milk & mix well.

3. Add the above mixture of maida & baking soda  baking  powder slowly & combine it. Do not over beat the mixture. 

4. Batter will be thick. Spread it over the pineapple layer evenly.

5. Bake in the oven for 15 -20 minutes at 180 C.or insert a tooth pick & watch.

6. Let the cake cool completely.

7. Flip in the serving plate. Cut & enjoy this delicious & very light cake.



Moong dal flour & besan barfi in microwave oven ( without ghee)

7:46 AM 1 Comment



Ingredients :
Moong dal flour : 3/4  Cup
Besan : 3/4 Cup 
Milk powder   : 3/4 Cup
Fresh Cream : 1 cup ( I used fresh cream from home which comes above milk after boiling& it was cow milk.)
Fine suji : 1 tsp
Powdered sugar : 1/2 cup
Elaychi powder  : 1/2 tsp
Saffron :  5-6 threads
Chopped roasted almonds : 2 tsp
Desi Ghee : for greasing tray

Recipe :
1. Dry roast moong dal flour, besan & suji in a microwavable bowl. It takes 5-6 minutes. After every minute take bowl outside stir & again microwave. Repeat the same procedure till the flours become brownish. Keep aside. You can dry roast in kadhai or heavy bottom pan also.
2. In another microwavable bowl take fresh cream & milk powder.
3. Mix properly.There should not be lumps. I mixed with hand whisker.
4. Microwave for 2 minutes.Again give a good stir. Microwave for 1 minute. 
5.Add sugar, elaichi powder & saffron threads.
6. Mix it properly & again microwave for 1 minute.
7.Now in this mixture add roasted flours & mix.
8. Again microwave till mixture becomes thick. After every 1 or 2 minutes take bowl outside & stir. It will take about 4-5 minutes. Thus all the process takes about 10 to 15 minutes.
9. Transfer the mixture to a greased tray when it becomes thick . Spread evenly & garnish with chopped almonds. Let it cool.
10. Keep in the refrigerator for an hour & cut into pieces as you like & enjoy!
      This burfi can be prepared using  besan only.

 You can serve this different barfi as desert also !!

If you want to prepare without microwave add 4 tbsp desi ghee in a heavy bottom pan roast the flours & rawa nicely. In this case add  1/4 cup of cream & 2 tsp milk powder only.  After roasting & adding cream & milk powder  add powdered sugar.Follow the remaining recipe. With milk powder & cream it tastes like khoya. 




Sweet corn, Chana dal & Moong dal snack

5:06 AM 2 Comments
One very tasty & healthy snack !!!! 
Even can be used as side dish in Lunch or Dinner!!




Ingredients :
Fresh or frozen sweet corn : 3/4 cup
Chana dal : 3/4 cup
Moong dal : cup 1/4
Curry Leaves :  7-8
Green chilli paste : 1 tsp
Garlic paste : 1 tsp ( optional )
Oil : 4 tsp
Cumin seeds : 1/2 tsp
Sesame seeds : 1 tsp
Hing : 1/4 tsp
Lemon Juice : 3 tsp
Salt : 1 tsp or as per taste
Sugar : 1 tsp
Roasted peanut powder ( coarsely grounded) : 3 tsp

For garnishing :
Fine sev ( nylon sev )
Chopped Coriander
Pomegranate seeds

Recipe :
1. Soak chana dal & moong dal for 4-5 hours.
2. Drain all the water on sieve.
3. Pressure cook the drained dals & sweet corn for 3 whistles without keeping water in container. Keep dals & sweet corn in separate containers.
4. Let it cool completely. Then grind dals & half of the sweet corn coarsely. Keep half of the corns     whole.
5. Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan or kadhai.
6. When oil becomes hot add cumin seeds, sesame seeds, hing, turmeric powder. garlic & chilli paste.
7. Then add coarsly grounded dals  & corn. Add salt, sugar & lemon juice. Mix properly. Cover the pan & let cook for 5 minutes on the steam. Open the cover & stir again. Add whole cooked corns. Again cover for 2 minutes. Add peanut powder, stir & off the flame.

Garnish with sev, pomegranate seeds & coriander & enjoy this tasty & healthy dish!!
     



Suji halwa ( sheera ) with jaggery

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Ingredients :
Suji : 1  Cup
Jaggery : 3 /4 Cup 
Milk   : 1 Cup
Water : 1 cup
Sliced Banana : 1/2 cup
Elaichi (Green Cardamom) powder : 1/2 tsp
Black raisins : 4 tsp
Desi Ghee : 4 tsp
Raisins : 2 tsp
Coarse almond powder : 2 tsp
Small pinch of Salt.


Recipe :
1. In a heavy bottom pan or kadhai add 3 tsp of desi ghee.
2. When ghee dissolves add suji in it & roast properly till it turns brownish red. You will come to know with its heavenly aroma. Add sliced banana & mix it in suji. save some slices for decoration.
3. On another gas stove boil water with jaggery & elaichi powder.
4. Add hot milk in that mixture & turn off the gas.
5.Pour this mixture into roasted suji.
6. Mix it properly & cover the pan. Keep it on low flame till all milk &  water mixture evaporates. 
7. At this stage add remaining 1 tsp ghee mix again properly & turn off the flame.
8. Let it covered for 5 minutes.
9. Garnish it with raisins, almond powder & banana slices & enjoy!!




Goda Masala

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Goda masala is used in many maharastrian  recipes such as stuffed baigan & many other veggies having gravies. Also for famous Masale bhat!!!




Ingredients :

To be fried in little amount of oil :
Coriander seeds ( Dhane ) : 1 cup
Cumin seeds ( Jeera ) : 1/8  cup
Caraway seeds ( Shahi jeera ) : 1 tsp
Cloves ( Lavang) : 1/2 tsp
Cinaman ( Dalchini ) : 2 inch piece
Asafoetida ( Hing ) : 1 tsp
Dagadful : 1/8 cup
Star anise : 1/8 cup
Mustard seeds ( Mohri ) : 1/2 tsp
Fenugrik ( Methi )seeds : 1/4 tsp
Oil : 3 tsp

Dry roast:
Sesame seeds : 1/4 cup
Dry coconut : 1/4 cup

Turmeric powder & red chili powder are optional.
Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp
Red chili powder : 1/4 cup

Recipe :
Roast all the ingredients in a heavy bottom pan by adding little oil. Add oil as per the quantity of ingredient. Do not over roast the ingredients as it affects the aroma of the masala. Roast till all the ingredients turn light brown.
Dry roast sesame seeds & dry coconut.
Do not roast turmeric powder & red chili powder if you want to add in masala.
Mix all the ingredients properly. Let the mixture cool down. Grind in a mixer & preserve in airtight jar. It  lasts more than year.

This home made masala has very fresh & nice aroma. It takes only half an hour to prepare!!

Thalipith Bhajni

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Popular Maharastrain recipe!!


Ingredients:

Rice ( Whole ) : 1 cup
Wheat ( Whole ) : 1 cup
Jowar ( Sorghum ) : 1 cup
Bajra ( Pearl Millet ): 1 cup
Moong Dal or whole Moong : 1/2 cup
Chana dal or whole chana : 1/2 cup
Matki ( Moth) : 1/4 cup
Chavli ( Black eyed beans ) : 1/4 cup
Udid ( Black Gram ) : 1/4 cup
Dhane Coriander seeds :  1/4 cup
Jeera ( Cumin seeds ) : 1/4 cup

Recipe :

Dry roast all above ingredients separately in a heavy bottom pan or kadhai.
Let them cool properly. Grind fine on mixer grinder. Let it cool.
Preserve it in airtight jar. It can last up to one year if roasted properly.
Enjoy delicious thalipith or baked bhajni wadi whenever you want!!
  

Baked bhajni wadi

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We all prepare bhajni thalipith. It is one of the favorite & popular maharastrian  recipe. I tried this recipe by adding some veggies & other ingredients .It turned out very tasty & healthy too!!!
Moreover its baked !!



Ingredients :
Thalipith Bhajni : 2 cups
Rice flour : 1/4 cup
Sprouts : 1 cup ( I used moth ( matki), green whole moong & whole masur) (All sprouted at home)
Spinach : 1 cup
Grated carrot : 1/2 cup
Sweet corn  : 1/4 cup
Chopped onion : 1/4 cup
Plain yogurt : 1/2 Cup 
Water : 1/2 Cup or as required
Potato : 1 medium size boiled & cut into big pieces
Chilli paste : 1 tsp
Red chilli powder : 1 tsp
Turmeric powder : 1  tsp
Sesme seeds : 2 tsp
Ajwain  seeds : 1/2 tsp
Salt : as per taste
Sugar : 1tsp
Baking powder : 1 tsp
Olive Oil : 4 tsp ( any type oil can be used)




Recipe :
1. Pressure cook all the sprouts to 2 whistles.
2. In a big bowl take thalipith bhajni & rice flour.
3. Add half cooked sprouts,chopped onion, carrot, spinach,sweet corn & boiled potato pieces.
4. Add sesame seeds, green chili paste, red chili powder, turmeric powder, ajwain , salt, sugar  & yogurt.
5. Mix well. Add water as required. consistency should be like cake batter.
6. Add olive oil. Add baking powder.
7. Grease the baking tin & pour the mixture into it.
8. Bake in the oven for about a hour at 180 C.
9. Cut into pieces as you like , shallow fry in a pan  & enjoy !!!