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

3:33 AM Add Comment
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

8:57 PM Add Comment
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

7:37 AM Add Comment
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 !!!

Churmura Laddu

3:54 AM Add Comment
A very simple & easy recipe ideal for anytime snacking  as it is very light !!!




Ingredients :

Churmure or kolhapuri bhadang : 6 cups
Chikki jaggery ( Chikki gul ) : 3/4 cup
If chikki gul is not available the usual gul available in the market can be used.
Desi ghee :  1 tsp
Elaichi powder : 1/2 tsp

Recipe: 

1. Cut jaggery in to small pieces.
2. Transfer to heavy bottom vessel or kadhai.
3. Switch on the gas on medium flame. Add desi ghee .
4. Stir continuously. Jaggery will melt. Add elaychi powder
5. It will start boiling. Turn the flame low & immediately add churmura in liguid jaggery.
6.  Mix properly & turn off the flame.
7. Immediately roll the laddus when mixture is hot.

Enjoy this delicious &very light snack which is always favorite to everybody. 

Home made Healthy Breakfast Cereal

10:29 PM 4 Comments
 This is very healthy recipe for breakfast which can be substitute for the cereals we buy from the market!! We get proteins, carbohytrates, vitamins, fibres everything in this cereal in pure & natural form.
Taste is enhanced with dry fruits & chopped fresh fruits. Ideal for adults as well as children!!!!






Ingredients :
Ragi flour: 1 cup
Roasted powdered oats : 1 cup
Wheat ata  : 1/2 cup
Split Bengal Gram ( Chana dal )  : 1/4 cup
Split Green gram ( Moong dal : 1/4 cup
Lentil dal ( Masoor dal) : 1/4 cup
Soya bin flour : 1/4 cup
Dry dates powder ( kharik) : 1 cup
Elaychi powder : 1 tsp
Nutmeg powder ( jayphal) : 1/2 tsp


Recipe :
  1. Dry roast ragi flour, Wheat flour, Soya bin flour each  separately till turns little brown. Keep aside. Dry roast oats & grind to coarse powder.
  2. Dry roast chana dal, moong dal & 
  3. masoor dal  separate till brown. Let them cool completely.
  4. After cooling grind them to fine powder.
  5. Roast dry dates pieces. After cooling grind them to powder. You can use the powder you get in the market. 
  6. Mix all the ingredients properly.
  7. Add elaychi & jaiphal powder & again mix properly.
  8. Store this healthy cereal powder in a container.
How to use :
Take the required quantity ( 3-4 tbsp is enough for a person ) in a bowl. Add 1/2 cup of milk in the cereal. Mix & keep in the microwave oven for 30 seconds. Take the bowl out & again stir properly. Add 1/2 cup of milk & again microwave for 30 seconds. Your cereal is ready!! Add chopped almonds, walnuts, black raisins. Add some pieces of fresh fruits like banana, apple,peach whatever you like. Add sugar if more sweetness is required as per personal taste.
If you do not have microwave oven, add hot milk in the cereal powder & stir properly as all the ingredients are roasted properly. Then add dry fruits or fruits in it & enjoy!!
Or add 2 tsp in a glass of hot milk along with some sugar & drink this instant energy milk!!



Enjoy this healthy cereal packed with all goodies & remain fresh & healthy!!!