Ridge gourd ( shiralyachyia salanchi) skin chutney

8:23 AM Add Comment


Ingredients :
Washed, chopped & dried Ridge gourd skin : 1 Cup
Roasted Peanut powder : 1 tsp
Roasted Sesame (til) seeds : 1 tbsp
Curry leaves : 7-8
Fresh coconut : 1/4 th cup
Green chillies : 1 or 2 or as per taste
Salt : 1 tsp or as per taste
Sugar : 1/4 tsp
Oil : 1 tsp
Cumin seeds : 1/2 tsp
Hing : 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder : 1/4 th tsp

Recipe :
  1. Add oil in a heavy bottom pan.Turn on the gas.
  2. Add cumin seeds in the oil when it becomes hot. Add hing & turmeric powder.
  3. Add curry leaves, green chilli  & ridge gourd skin. Stir well for 5 minutes. 
  4. Add peanut powder & sesame seeds 
  5. Add salt & sugar. Add fresh coconut. Mix properly.
  6. Grind coarsely in the mixer jar & enjoy this tasty chutney with Phulka or Bhakri.!
         

Lasun Chutney

2:35 AM Add Comment

Tasty mouth watering Lasun Chutney !! This chutney is easy & requires very less ingredients!



Ingredients :
Dry coconut slices : 1 Cups
Garlic cloves: 7-8
Salt : 3/4 tsp or as per taste
Kashmiri Red chilli powder :2 tsp

Recipe :
  1. Add garlic & salt in the mixer jar & grind fine.
  2. Add coconut slices & red chilli powder. Grind coarsely. Chutney is ready.
  3. Mix properly & keep in clean dry jar. Chutney remains good for 15-20 days.
  4. Enjoy with bhakri or phulka.

Lal mathachi bhaji ( Amaranthus )

2:03 AM 1 Comment
Leafy vegetables are very good for our health. Lal math is also called as Rajgira.
Healthy tasty Lal mathachi bhaji!!





Ingredients :
Roughly chopped tender lal math leaves & tender lal math stems  :2 cups 
Chopped onion : 1/2 cup
Chopped tomato : 1/4 th cup
 Garlic cloves :4-5 
Green chilli : 2 or as per your taste.
Ginger : 1/2 inch
Salt : 1/2 tsp ( as per taste )
Sugar : 1/2 tsp ( optional )
Fresh coconut : 1/4 cup ( frozen can be used )
Vegetable oil : 2 tsp
Cumin seeds : 1 tsp
Turmeric powder : 1/4 tsp
Hing : 1/4 tsp
Coarse pea nut powder : 2 tsp
Clean the bunch of bhaji &  wash it thoroughly. Do not discard the stems. Cut the tender stems & use it along with leaves. 
Recipe :
1. Add  oil in a heavy bottom pan or kadhai.
2. Add cumin seeds when oil becomes hot. Add hing & turmeric powder.
3. Crush garlic, ginger & green chilli coarsely in mortal & pestle. Add this mixture in the oil. Saute for a minute.
4. Add  onoin & tomato & Stir the mixture properly till onion& tomato become soft.
5. Add chopped lal math & mix well.
7. Add sugar & salt. Cover the pan till lal math cooks. It takes hardly 5 to 10 minutes. 
8. Add fresh coconut  mix & let it cook without covering the pan till bhaji becomes dry.
9. Turn off the gas. Add peanut powder & mix well. Bhaji is ready to eat.
      Enjoy this tasty  bhaji with bhakri or roti.

Rajgira whole wheat choco chip cookies

4:26 AM Add Comment
Healthy Rajgira flour & Whole wheat cookies !


Ingredients :

Rajgira ( Amaranth) flour : 3/4 th cup
Whole wheat flour : 3/4 th cup
All purpose flour ( maida) : 1/4 cup
Butter or desi ghee : 3/4 th cup
Milk : 3/4 th cup
Powdered Sugar : 3/4 th cup or adjust as per your taste
Dry ginger powder ( Sunth ) : 2 tsp
Salt : 1/4 tsp ( use only if butter is unsalted)
Chocolate powder : 1/4 th cup
Chocolate chips : 1/2 cup
Almond slices : for decoration ( optional )
Vanilla essence : 1 tsp
Baking powder : 1/2 tsp

Recipe :
1. Add all dry ingredients Rajgira flour, wheat flour, maida, baking powder, sunth powder & salt together in a bowl.
2.Mix properly & keep aside.
3. In another bowl add butter, sugar, vanilla essence. Mix properly with hand mixer till it becomes creamy. Add half cup of milk. Mix well with hand mixer.
4. Add the dry ingredients mixture gradually & mix till firm but smooth dough.Add chocolate chips.Save some for decoration on the top.  At this time use remaining 1/4 cup milk as per the consistancy of dough.
5. Roll the dough with pin & shape the cookies as you like. Decorate with choco chips & almond slices.
6. Preheat the oven at 160-170 C.  
7. Bake the cookies for 10-15 minutes depending on your oven. My oven took about 15 minutes to bake.
Above measurement yields about 20-25 cookies.
    
Enjoy with hot ginger tea or coffee. Also very good home made snack for children .