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Gond ke laddu

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gond laddu

Gond ke laddu is a healthy traditional sweet ball made from dry fruits, edible gum and ghee.

Ingredients :
1.Gond (edible gum) – 1 cup
2.Ghee – 1/4 cup
3.Dry dates – 15 piece
4.Cashew-10
5.Raisins – 15
6.Almond – 10
7.Poppy seeds – 2tbsp
8.Jaggery – cup
9.Dry coconut – 1cup
10.Cardmom powder – 1tbsp

Method :
1.Take ghee in heavy bottom pan and fry the gond in batchwise untill double in size and puffs up.It can be crushed or used as it is which gives crunchy texture for laddu.
2.Roast the dry fruits one by until golden brown and keep aside.
3.Cut the dry dates into small pieces and blend into coarse powder.
4.Grate the dry coconut ,and roast it adding little ghee untill golden brown colour.
5.Roast the dry date powder and poppy seeds separately.
6.Take jaggery in a pan add 2-3 tbsp of water let it boil until 1 string consistency.
7.Add grated coconut ,dry dates,dry fruits,gond,poppy seeds to sugar syrup and mix well and make small laddus.

Besan ke laddu

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besan laddu recipe

Besan ke laddu is traditional sweet dish from India made from gram flour and sugar, which is in round ball shape and delicious to eat.

Ingredients:
1.Besan (gram) flour – 2 cup
2.Ghee – 1/2 cup ( may require extra few spoons)
3.Cashew -10 piece
4.Raisins – few
5.Sugar – 1cup
6.Cardmom – 3 pods

Method:
1.Take a heavy bottom pan ,add 1 tbsp ghee ,and roast dry fruits until raisins puffed up and turns golden colour then keep it for later use.
2.Add half cup ghee to the same pan then roast the besan flour under low heat ,keep stirring continuously.
3.If required you can add another spoon of ghee and roast ,around an half an hour it starts leaving ghee but still the mixture should be moist.
4.Keep roasting until aroma comes and colour changes then turn off flame.
5.Blend the sugar and cardamom into fine powder.
6.Mix sugar powder into roasted besan and chopped cashew,raisins, combine well and start making small round shaped laddus.

Mangalore buns recipe

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mangalore sweet buns

Mangalore bun or sweet banana bun is a delicacy from Coastal of Karnataka and Goa which is fried and puffed made from crushed bananas, wheat flour and sugar, seasoned with a touch of carom seeds.

Ingredients:
1.Wheat flour – 2 cup
2.Banana – 2 big size
3.Curd – 1/4 cup
4.Sugar -1 tbsp if required
5.Carom seed – 1/2 tbsp
6.Salt – 1/2 tbsp
7.Soda – a pinch
8.Oil for frying

Method:
1.Peel the skin and smash banana with Smasher add sugar,curd,carom seed,soda,salt mix well.
2.Add the wheat flour to the mix and knead well ,the dough should be tight and smooth.It may not require water curd and the banana makes smooth dough.
3.Pour 1 tbsp oil to the dough and rest it for overnight or 8 hours.
4.Make 8 -10 balls out of dough.
5.Roll the balls like Puri size,hot the oil on other side and fry the buns on medium flame.
6.Press gently while frying buns ,doing so will not allow to absorb additional oil.
7.Mangalore buns can be served with coconut chutney.

Kashaya Powder

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kashaya powder

Kashaya powder is a blend of Indian spices and natural herbs. Kashaya its a healthy immunity boosting drink good for cold and cough which is mixture of hot milk and this powder.


Ingredients:
1.Coriander seeds – 1/2 cup
2.Cumin seeds -1/4 cup
3.Pepper – 2tbsp
4.Cardmom – 5
6.Ani seeds or saunf – 2 tbsp

Method:
1.Dry roast all the ingredients untill nice aroma comes ,keep stirring.
2.Take the roasted ingredients in a mixer jar and powder it.
3.kashaya powder is ready.
4.Boil 1 cup of water adding 1/2 tbsp kashaya powder ,1 tbsp sugar then add 1/2 cup milk and boil for one more minute.
5.Kashaya drink is ready.

Recipe of Dahi bhindi

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dahi-bhindi
Dahi bhindi is a delicious and easy to make dish of okra that is gently cooked and stir-fried in a delicate, creamy, slightly spicy curd/yogurt sauce.

Ingredients:
1.Bhindi or okra -10
2.Curd -2 cup
3.Green chilli -2
4.Mustard seed – 1/2 tbsp
5.Cumin seed -1/2 tbsp
6.Curry leaves – few
7.Coriander leaves few
8 Hing – pinch
9.Turmeric powder -1/2 tbsp
10.Salt -1/4 tbsp
11.Oil – 4 tbsp

Methods:
1.Cut the bhindi into 1 inch piece
2.Fry the bhindi by adding little oil and keep aside.
3.In a pan add remaining oil season it with mustard seed when it splutters add cumin seeds curry leaves,hing, green chilli, turmeric powder then okra and stir it.
4.Finally turn off the flame then add curd and chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
5.Curd should not be added when flame is on.

Raw banana fry

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banana-fry

Raw banana fry or Vazhakkai Varuval is a simple side dish with flat cut and dry fried raw banana with spices.

Ingredients:

1.Raw banana – 2
2.Chiroti rava (semolina) – 3 tbsp
3.Oil – 4 tbsp
4.Red chilli powder – 1/2 tbsp
5.Salt – 1/4 tbsp

Method:
1.Wash the raw banana and slightly peel the skin,do not peel the complete skin
2.Cut into round circular shape.
3.Add chilli powder, chiroti rava, salt to plate mix well then add round shaped banana so it coats to banana .
4.Place banana pieces on tava one by one and pour oil from top ,let it fry then turn them and fry again adding remaining oil.

Recipe of Bhakarwadi

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bhakarwadi recipe
Bhakarwadi is a spiral shaped spicy dry snack from Western India. This can be preserved for many days.

Ingredients:
1.Wheat flour -1 cup
2.Besan flour – 2tbsp
3.Turmaric powder -1/4 tbsp
4.Salt for taste
5.Hot oil -2 tbsp
Stuffing :
1.Dry coconut – 1/4 cup
2.Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp
3.Dhaniya – 1tbsp
4.Hing – 1 pinch
5.Tamrind – 2 inch piece
6.Turmaric powder – 1/4 tbsp
7.Fennel seeds -1 tbsp
8.Sesame seeds -2 tbsp
9.Poppy seeds – 1 tbsp
10.Chilli powder-1 tbsp
11.Salt – 1/2 tbsp
12.Oil for frying

Method:
1.Sew the flour add 2 tbsp besan flour,turmaric powder hot oil and crumble well , adding little by little water knead it for 5 min and make soft and tight dough and keep it for rest around 20 min.
2.Cut the coconut into small pieces.
3.Take all the ingredients mentioned above for stuffing and blend it coarsely.
4.Make 2 balls out of dough and roll it into rectangular shape , slightly thin like chapati.
5.Apply little tamrind pulp all over rectangular sheet so that masala stuff sticks to it.
6.Spread the masala all over and roll it tightly so that it forms a pipe
7.Cut small pieces ans press gently where we can see perfect layers.
8.Deep fry them in hot oil under low flem.
9.Now bhakarwadi snack is ready to enjoy.

Recipe for Ekadashi Lemon pickle

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lemon pickle

Lemon pickle is a famous Indian condiment made with lemons and spices, its very healthy and tasty side item in Indian meal.

Ingredients:
1.Lemon -20
2.Jaggery – 250 gm
3.Cloves -10
4.Cinnamon -3 inch stick
5.Salt – 1/2 cup
6.Red chilli powder -4 tsp

Method:
1.Cut the lemon into 4 pieces, put salt and keep it in tight jar.
2.Mix well the lemon piece everyday until it becomes soft and can be smashed with finger ,it may take around 10-15 days.
3.Take a pan add jaggery ,let it melt completely.
4.Once jaggery syrup (it should not be like one string consistency) is done add crushed cinnamon,cloves ,red chilli powder ,lemon pieces with whatever salt water it has formed.
5.Boil for 5 min with continuous stirring so that lemon well combines with jaggery syrup.
6.It is sweet and sour lemon pickle

Recipe of Methi thepla

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reccipe of methi thepla

Methi thepla is Indain flatbread made with wheat flour and methi leaves which is a healthy and delicious breakfast.

Ingredients:
1.Wheat flour -2 cups
2.Besan flour -1/2 cup
3.Methi leaves -1 finely chopped
4.Curd -1/4 cup
5.Green chilli – 3
6.Red chili powder – 1/2 tbsp
7.Carom seed -1/2 tbsp
8.Cumin seed – 1/2 tbsp
9.Coriander leaves few
10.Salt – 1/4 tbsp
11.Oil for roasting

Method:
1.Mix all the above mentioned ingredients and make a soft dough by adding little by little water.
2.Make small size 8 balls out of dough.
3.Roll the balls like chapati into round shape.
4.Roast the thepla on hot tava both sides with oil.
5.It can be served with green chutney

Pumpkin Halwa

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kaddu ka halwa

Pumpkin halwa which is also known as kaddu ka halwa, is popular Indian desert prepared with pumpkin, sugar and dry fruits.

Ingredients:
1Grated pumpkin – 2cup
2.Sugar -1 cup
3.Milkmaid -1/4 cup
4.Cashew -1 tbsp
5.Raisins -1 tbsp
6.Ghee – 3 tbsp
7.Cardmom -3 pods

Method:
1.Grate the yellow pumpkin and keep aside.
2.Fry the dry fruits in 1 tbsp ghee
3.Roast the grated pumpkin in 2 tbsp ghee untill raw smell goes away.
4.Add the 2 cup water and let it boil for 5 min
5.Add sugar and keep stirring untill sugar dissolves and forms thick lump then add milkmaid and stir for 5 more minutes.
6.Milkmaid well combine with pumpkin
7.Finally add cardmom powder.