Vrat ka khana

Sabudana Makhana Kheer
Falahar Cutlets

Ingredients for Sabudana Makhana Kheer:

. 50 gm Sabudana (Sago)
. 25 gm Makhana
. 1 tbsp kishmish
. 1 tbsp sugar
. 250 gm milk

Method:

Take boiled milk and put all the ingredients and leave it for 5 hours in refrigerator. After 5 hours boil it for 10 mins at medium flame and stir regularly otherwise sago could stick at the bottom. Now cover it for another 10 mins and Kheer is ready. Serve this tasty, healthy kheer to all who are observing fast. Happy fasting.

Ingredients for Falahar Cutlets:

. Paneer 100 gm(cottage cheese)
. 2 boiled potatoes
. 25 gm soaked sabudana/sago
. ginger, green chillies
. rock salt(sendha namak)
. black pepper powder
. 1tbsp kuttu ka aattaa( fast flour)
. 1 tbsp roasted peanuts powder
. oil to fry

Mash potatoes, paneer. Mix it with sabudana. Add other ingredients and mix well. Make cutlets and fry them. Crispy, tasty cutlets are ready.

P.s For kheer take boiled cold milk for soaking all ingredients. Milk will never be curdled.

Besan ke laddoo

Besan ke laddoo is our grandma’s favourite sweet dish to offer their grand children. Above all,  this can be stored for long time. Let’s remember our granny and prepare this age old sweet.

Ingredients:

. 200 gm besan (gram flour)
. 50 gm desi ghee
. 50 gm bhura(made from sugar)
. pinch of cardamom powder
. chopped dry fruits of your choice

Method:

Take a thick bottom pan. Put desi ghee in a pan to get heated. Now add besan and saute at medium flame until golden brown.

Then add dry fruits and cardamom powder.

Take it out and let it cool. Now add bhura and mix well and make balls as laddoo.

P.s. try to use thick besan …. laddoos will be more tasty.

Momos Chutney

Ingredients:

8-10 nos. whole red chilli
2 tomatoes
one tbsp chopped garlic,ginger and onion mix
1 tsp oil
1 tsp vinegar, soya sauce, very little salt

Method:

Boil red chillies and tomatoes until get soft. Now peel off tomatoes and let it cool. Then blend tomatoes, red chillies mixture into fine paste. Now heat oil in a pan and saute garlic, ginger, onion mix. Add very little salt. Now add the prepared paste. Boil it again and add vinegar and soya sauce and boil until blend properly. Now its ready. Serve it with momos.

Momos

Mmhmm…Hot steamed momos. No one can  ignore this snack food. So don’t waste your time and let’s make homemade momos.

Ingredients:

For dough

. 150 gm maida/refine flour
. 2 tbsp regular flour
. salt

Stuffing

. 5-6 soya nuggets
.100 gm cottage cheese/paneer
. green chilli
. onion
. salt
. corriander leaves

Method:

First prepare a dough. Keep it in a side .

dough

Soak  soya nuggets for 10 mins. Then squeeze it and grind it in a mixer . It will become powder. Take a bowl and mix churned nuggets , grated paneer, green chilli, chopped corriander leaves and salt.

stuffing
stuffing in the sheet
folding

Make very small balls of dough. Roll it into thin sheets and fill the dough as shown in the picture and fold it like momos.

momos ready to steam

Now prepare the steam vessel and steam momos at medium flame for 15-20 mins. Hot steamed momos are ready . Serve it with momos chutney. Have a great weekend with momos.

yummy momos

   P.s. I will post the recipe of chutney in my next post.

Rajma chawal

Rajma chawal is the most loved meal of north Indians especially kids. Rajma is full of nutrition as it is called kidney beans. Chawal is normal boiled rice.

Ingredients:

  • 250 gm kidney beans/rajma
  • two tomatoes
  • one onion
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • green chilli and ginger
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp cummin/jeera and carrom seeds/ajwain
  • a pinch of asfoetida
  • 1 1/2 tsp corriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric/haldi
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • pinch of baking soda
  • one lemon
  • rice as per requirement

Method:

Soak rajma for 7-8 hours. Boil soaked rajma with pinch of baking soda for 30 mins at medium to low flame. Meantime we will prepare masala. Make a paste of tomato, onion and garlic. Now put some oil in a pan and add asfoetida, cummin and carrom seeds and saute the prepared paste in it for 10 mins at low flame. Now add remaining spices and boiled rajma. If rajma is too thick add little water and cover it for 10 mins. Meantime boil/cook the rice. Now uncover the rajma and add lemon juice. And hot yummy food is ready to serve.

Instant Dhokla

Dhokla is a gujrati cuisine from India. Today Iam preparing Dhokla with suji and besan. It will be hassle free cooking and less time consuming. Let’s make this delicacy from Gujarat.

Ingredients:

half bowl suji/semolina
half bowl besan/gram flour
1/2 tsp fruit salt

For tadka:

salt, black mustard seeds,kari patta
1 tsp cooking oil, green chilli

Method:

Mix curd , besan and suji and leave it for 15 mins. Then mix it well . If consistency is too thick add little water. Mix salt also.

dhokla batter

Now heat the steaming vessel. Here I used my idli stand for dhokla. Grease the stand or vessel . Now add fruit salt and mix well. Immediately pour into a vessel and steam for 10 mins at medium flame.

dhokla batter in idli stand

Check it with knife test. If done take it out and let it cool. Now prepare tadka in a pan. Heat oil add mustard seeds, slit green chilli and kari patta.

tadka
dhokla without tadka

Then add Dhokla and roast it for few mins. If made in idli stand cut it into half or cut into pieces if made in dhokla vessel.
Enjoy your dhokla with any ketchup or gujrati kadhi.

dhokla with mint chutney

Sunday cheat meal

Today I am sharing again yummy, tasty sunday brunch. ….. bread pakoras

Ingredients:

. four slices of bread
. 2 potatoes for stuffing of potatoes
. one small bowl of gram flour (besan)
. salt, red chilli powder, amchur powder,.                   corriander powder, turmeric, pinch of baking soda
. green chillies, carrom and cummin seeds
.  garam masala powder
. oil to fry

Method:

Prepare the  stuffing of potatoes first. Boil , peel and mash and roast with all the spices as we do for sandwiches. Cut the edges of slices of bread. Prepare the batter of gram flour for dipping. Put salt, red chilli powder, baking soda and carrom seeds into the batter. Put the stuffing between cut slices of bread as sandwiches and dip it into besan batter and deep fry. Now serve with any ketchup.

P.s. baking soda is optional. I personally don’t prefer to add it into the batter. Happy Sunday.

Open Sandwich

heyyy… another tasty sandwich with lot of nutrition.Its simple to make and taste is also too good. So lets make the tempty sandwich.

Ingredients:

  • two slices of bread
  • 2 tbsp curd
  • 1/2 tsp malai/cream
  • 1/2 tbsp suji/semolina
  • 1/2 tomato,onion,other chopped veggies of your choice
  • mustard seeds
  • salt
  • chaat masala
  • roasted cummin powder
  • 1green chilli

Method:

Chop all the veggies and mix all ingredients and leave it for 15 mins. now suji will get soft.

Pour few drops of oil and flip it . Flame will be low. After a while check whether roasted. Take it out.

Takeba non stick pan ., grease it and put slices of bread . Here I used multigrain bread. Roast little from bith sides. At one side put the mixture as in the pic.

Now serve it with green chutney or ketchup. But it doesn’t need anything. It is very tasty without any sides.

yummy sandwich 😋

Mathri/namak pare

These are the snacks which always loved by guests as tea sides.

I prepared mathris and namakparey with maida(refined flour) and suji(semolina).Suji makes it more crispy,more tasty and more healthy.

Ingredients:

  • 250gm maida(refine flour)
  • 2 tbsp suji(semolina)
  • 1 tsp kalonji/mangrail
  • 1tsp carrom seeds
  • oil
  • salt

Method:

We will soak suji in a water first and leave it for 10 mins. Take a big bowl for preparing the dough. Take maida in a bowl and add little oil and mix it well. We will pour oil little again until maida get binded like laddu. Now add all other ingredients and soaked suji. Now mix all very well and prepare the dough by adding very little water. The dough will be harder than roti dough. Now heat the oil in a pan for frying mathri.

dough
rolled mathri with holes

Make very small balls and roll them with rolling pin and make holes with fork and deep fry them at low flame. It takes time to get done.

getting fried

Namakpare will also get prepared like mathri but instead we will take one big ball and roll them and cut into pieces like shown in the picture.

namakpare

when get crisp take out and serve with pickle.

P.s. Mathris goodness depend upon right dough and right flame….happy snacking.

Sprouts

Sprouts are healthy and tasty and perfect breakfast. It is full of nutrition. There is goodness of sprouts and vegetables .

Ingredients:

  • half bowl of mung beans, moth(legumes) and 1/4 th bowl of black gram(chana)
  • one cucumber, onion, tomato, apple
  • corriander leaves
  • green chillies
  • salt, black pepper powder,chaat masala
  • one lemon

Method:

First of all soak all the grains for 12 hours, then tie it very thin cloth for 12 hours or u can make sprouts in sprout maker but I used to make sprouts as my mom does. After 12 hours sprouts are ready to make . Steamed all the sprouts for 10 mins. It will get soft. Now chop all the veggies and apple . Take a big bowl and put all the sprouts and chopped things. Add lemon juice, salt , black pepper powder,chaat masala, green chilli, corriander leaves. Mix them well and serve it.

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