Thursday, August 29, 2013

Oats & Poha Chivda

 I already posted less oil Poha Chivda This is  more healthier version. Enjoy this healthy,low fat tea time snack item,

  • Oats-1/2cup
  • Thin Poha-1cup
  • Peanut-1/4cup
  • Murmura(puffed rice)-1/2 cup
  • Mustard seed-1/4tsp
  • Turmeric Powder-1/2tsp
  • Salt-to taste
  • Oil-1tbsp
  • Kala Namak(black Salt)-1/4tsp
  • Green chilli-2sliced
  • Sugar-1tsp
  • Curry leaves-few
How to prepare:
In a pan roast the poha till it turn crisp. Repeat same process with murmura.
Keep aside, in the same pan roast oats till crisp or turns little golden brown.
Again in same pan add little oil and roast peanut. Remove and keep aside.
Add more oil in pan, when its hot add mustard seed let them crackle add green chill
Curry leaves,add turmeric powder, turn off the heat and mix it to the roasted poha, oats
 Murmura. Add salt,black salt, raisin and mix everything properly.
Allow it completely and store this in airtight container.
Enjoy with hot cup of tea.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Gajar ki Barfi (Carrot Barfi)

I prepared this easiest and the yummiest barfi on rakhi.Enjoy this healthier dessert gajar ki barfi on Rakhsha Bandhan with your family. Happy Rakhsha Bandhan to all.
  • Grated carrot-2 cups
  • Sugar-1/2 cup
  • Water-1/4 cup
  • Ghee-4 tbsp.
  • Cardamom powder- 1/2tsp
  • Raisin-5-6
  • Cashew-5
  • Almond-5
Fry the cashews and almonds with little ghee and keep aside.
Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan
Fry grated carrot with ghee and stir till all the water evaporates from it.
Meanwhile take heavy bottomed pan add sugar and water mix well till sugar
Dissolves completely and cook till a one string consistency.
Now in this stage add carrot into, mix it well.
Keep stirring continuously till the mixture leaves side of the pan.
When it Starts bind together, finally it becomes like dough.
Now add cardamom powder mix it well.
Pour on greased plate and spread it evenly.
Sprinkle the almonds, cashew and raisin on top and press gently.
Leave it to set it for some time.When it set firmly. Cut it into desired shape.
Enjoy your carrot Burfi!!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Lauki ki kheer (Bottle gourd pudding)

Hello Friends,
Happy Independence Day to All. I am back in blogging after long break. we had great time in 
india, I missed so many delicious recipes from everyone's blog. I"ll be regular now.Thank you so much for all your comments and supports. Lauki ki kheer is very healthy and very tasty dessert made  with bottle gourd.Bottle gourd is very common veggie in india, it is also known as lauki or dudhi in hindi,lau in Bengali.Sorakaya in Telgu, bhopala in Marathi, sorekayi in Kannada and suraikkai in Tamil.This veggie is very low in fat and cholesterol yet high in fibre.Try out this sweet !!!

  • Grated lauki-2cups
  • Milk-5cup
  • Sugar-1/2cup
  • Almonds pieces-1tsp
  • Green cardamoms powder-1/4tsp
  • Ghee-2tbsp
  • Saffron(kesar)-7-8 strands(optional)
How to prepare:
Heat ghee in pan. Fry grated lauki till water has evaporated.
Heat milk and bring it to boil,reduce the heat to medium and boil for 10 -12 minutes,stirring occasionally.
Now add grated lauki into milk and stir the kheer in every 2 minutes.Cook on low heat for 8 to 10 minutes.Add sugar, cook on low heat till lauki and milk mixed properly.
Simmer for another 5 minutes.Turn for the heat add cardamom powder,saffron, and  almonds pieces.
Mix everything nicely. Lauki ki kheer is ready to serve.
You can serve hot or cold as per choice.
you can substitute with carrot instead of lauki.

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