Sarson ka saag(vegetable of mustard leaves)

Healthy,tasty treat of winter season from Punjab, India. This vegetable can be eaten with any paratha or chapati but combination of sarson ka saag is mind blowing with makke di roti.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 kg of mustard leaves or sarson ka saag
  • 100gms of mix leaves of palak(spinach), bathua and methi(fenugreek)
  • 2-4 radish leaves
  • 3-4 clovesgarlic, 1/2 inch ginger,3 green chillies
  • 3 tbsp of desi ghee
  • salt as per taste
  • 1 tbsp makke ka aata

Method:

First cut all the leaves coarsely. Boil them in very little amount of water for 10 mins. Let it cool. Make a fine paste.

Now put 2 tbsp desi ghee in a pan. Saute garlic, ginger, onion and green chillies. Now add makke ka aata . Stir for 2 mins to then add saag paste. Let it cook for 10 mins.

Now shift the vegetable into serving bowl and give tadka of desi ghee and red chilli powder into serving bowl.

Now serve it with chapatis. And enjoy the hot delicacy of winter.

P.s. You can cut the amount of desi ghee.

Til ke Laddoo(Sankranti special)

Happy Makar Sankranti. Makar Sankranti is associated with til ke laddoos which have goodness of jaggery and seasame seeds.

Ingredients:

  • A bowl of white seasame seeds
  • A bowl of Jaggery
  • one tsp of desi ghee

Method:

First saute seasame seeds in desi ghee for 7-10 mins at low flame.

Now pour jaggery and little water into a pan to make jaggery syrup. Prepare a right consistency , to check drop a little bit of jaggery syrup into a bowl of water . If it didn’t get dissolved. It is the perfect consistency. Now mix seasame seeds into this syrup and mix well.

Now make laddoos quickly when it is little warm. Once it get cooled laddos will not take shapes.

P.s. Being hot it is not easy to make laddoos so please apply some water on hands.

Laal mirch achaar(red pepper pickles)

Here is another winter delight. This is the time when laal mirch is abandoned in a vegetable market. But only for 2-3 months. So it is the best time to prepare this pickle. This can be stored for almost a year.

Ingredients:

  • 250 gms laal mirch or red pepper
  • 250 ml mustard oil
  • spices: 50 gms cummin seeds, kalonji seeds, fennel seeds, methi seeds, red chilli powder, aamchur powder ( dry mango powder) ,100 gms mustard seeds powder( rai powder), salt

First we will wash laal mirch and keep it in sunlight to get dry for one day. Next day cut all the mirch from the top and take out all the seeds from inside with the help of knife. Make sure don’t cut mirchis.

Now roast all the spices, roast them and make powder of it. Mix all these soices with the seeds taken out. Mix 2 tbsp oil into this mixture and mix properly.

Now stuff this mixture into mirchis. Make sure stuffing will full all the mirchis. Put all the stuffed mirchis into a box and pour all the remaining oil into the box. Keep it in the sunlight for 2-3 days. Home made pickles are ready to eat with chapatis, paratha, curd or rice.

Aaloo matar samosa chaat

Another treat of winter samosas. Home made aaloo matar samosa is more healthy because it does not contain trans fat. Try to make this at home . It’s time taking but anything for kids and health.

Ingredients:

For dough:

  • 1/2 kg all purpose flour
  • 1 bowl suji(semolina) soaked
  • 1tsp of ajwain(carrom seeds) and mangrail(black caraway seeds)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • a pinch of salt

For stuffing:

  • 1/2 kg potatoes boiled and peeled
  • 100 gm pees boiled and peeled
  • 1tsp of cummin seeds, red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • salt as per taste
  • 1/2 tsp mango powder
  • vegetable oil for tadka and to fry samosas
  • for garnish: curd, green chutney and red chutney

First make a dough as mathri ( recipe given earlier in blog). Mash all the potatoes and peas. Mux all spices except cummin seeds. Now make tadka of cummin seeds and saute mashed potatoes mixture very well. Leave it to get cool.

Now make small balls from dough and roll with rolling pin of 4 diameter and cut it half. Take half portion and apply some water on sides and make a cone and fill the stuffing and close it now deep fry at medium flame.

Now garnish it with curd, green chutney and red chutney. And serve the hot spicy chaat.

Gajar Ka Halwa(carrot halwa)

Gajar ka halwa is an age old sweet from India which is very popular in winter season. It is very healthy as it has goodness of carrots and milk.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 kg carrots
  • 1/2 kg full cream milk
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 100 gms jaggery powder
  • 2 tbsp desi ghee
  • 25 gms cahews

Method:

First we will wash all the carrots. Then peel and grate the carrots.

Take thick bottom pan and boil the milk. Now add grated carrots into it and keep the flame low. Stir it occasionally. When milk and carrots will get assimilated and halwa is somehow dry add desi ghee and saute it for 5 mins. Now add jaggery powder and mix it well. We used full fat milk here so we don’t need khoya. Saute halwa and garnish it with cahews. Serve hot in winter.

Methi Gond ke laddoo

Methi gond ke laddoo are the sweetest treat in north India during winter. This year winter is more chilling and early too. The winter treat is here .

Ingredients:

  • 100 gm gond, methi daana
  • 200 gm almonds
  • one small coconut
  • 100 gm pistachio
  • 25 gm white sesame
  • 25 gm poppy seeds
  • 1/2 kg wheat flour
  • 250 gm jaggery/jaggery powder
  • 250 gm to 1/2 kg desi ghee as per choice
  • 150 ml milk

Method:

First we will make a powder of methi seeds and soak it into milk for 2 hrs.

soaked methi powder

In between fry all the dry fruits and gond in desi ghee.

Make a powder of these dry fruits also. Saute wheat flour in desi ghee. Here desi ghee is to be used as per taste.

Mix all the ingredients including soaked methi powder. Now put the jaggery powder with very little water at very low flame to get melted. Now add this into other mixed ingredients. make laddos when it is little warm. Once it will get cool it will be difficult to make laddoos .

Look tasty and healthy laddos are ready. It can be stored for many days. Enjoy the winter delicacy.

Baati

Baati is that food of India which is made by different people in different ways. Today I am preparing baati in my mom’s style. This baati gives the taste without being unhealthy.

Ingredients:

for stuffing:
100 gm besan( gram flour)
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 1/2 tsp aamchur( dry mango powder)
salt

dough:
1bowl whole wheat flour
2 tbsp mustard oil
salt

appe pan and mustard oil

Method:

Take a thick bottom pan. Saute besan at low flame until it changes its colour.

Let it cool and mix other ingredients. Now make a dough . Make small balls and give it a structure of small bowl and fill the stuffing in it.

Heat appe pan grease it with mustard oil.
Keep all the balls into appe pan at very low flame. Put mustard oil over balls to make baatis crisp.

Now hot crisp baatis are ready to serve. Serve it with moong dal khichdi and desi ghee.

Pancakes with nuttela

mmhmm…yummy nutella pancakes. No one can resist it. So… don’t waste the time let’s make this lip licking snack.

Ingredients:

  • one egg
  • one cup all purpose flour
  • two tbsp melted butter
  • 1/4 th tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 3/4th tsp baking powder
  • nutella

Method:

Whisk egg and sugar well. Add other ingredients. Grease nonstick pan with butter. Heat the pan. Pour the 1/4 th batter over it and let it cook from both sides.

Apply nutella over it. Serve yummy pancakes to kiddos.

Green Peas Appe

This kind of appe is a healthy winter snack. Lets make yummy, crispy, tasty appe.

Ingredients:

  • 1bowl peeled green peas
  • 1/2 bowl suji(semolina)
  • 1 spoon curd
  • chopped green chilli
  • salt
  • 1tsp red chilli flakes
  • 1tsp cummin powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • a pinch of baking soda
  • 2tsp of vegetable oil
  • ginger paste

Method:

First of all we will make a coarse paste of green peas. Add remaining ingredients into it. Make a batter with the help of water.

Soak the batter fir half an hour. Mix baking soda.

Pour it into appe pan and add little oil

Flame will be low medium. Cover the pan and let it cook for 5mins. Now flip all appes and cook for another 5mins.

Now serve the crispy winter snack. Which is healthy too.

Vegetable Rice

Today I am going to prepare vegetable rice in my style which is healthy as well as tasty too.

Ingredients:

  • Cooked rice one bowl
  • 1/4 cabbage, 1 carrot, 1capsicum, 1onion, 2tbsp peas
  • salt
  • 1/4 tsp of turmeric and dry mango powder
  • 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste and red chilli sauce
  • 1tsp black mustard seeds
  • 1tsp vegetable oil

Method:

First chopped all the veggies. Take a pan , put the oil in it. Add mustard seeds. When seeds clutter add onion and saute for 2-3 mins then add remaining vegetables. Saute them at low flame for 5-6 mins. Now add all the spices and cooked rice. Saute them at medium low flame for another 5-6 mins. Now cover it. After two mins garnish it with coriander leaves and serve hot vegetable rice in this winter. This is easy and hassle free recipe.

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