Navratri Special – Bharwa Lauki with Kadhi/Stuffed Bottle Gourd with Kadhi

Day 7!!

Bharwa Lauki with Kadhi is the newly added recipe in my collection, tried and tested and instantly approved by my husband with two thumbs-up. It can be relished during fasting and as a breakfast or evening snacks.

Let’s get started

Preparation Time- 10 minutes,Cooking Time- 20-30 minutes, Servings- 2.

Ingredints-

Lauki (Bottle Gourd) – 1 Medium,

Curd-  1 cup,

Amarnath(Rajgira) Flour-2 tbsp,

Boiled potatoes-2 tbsp,

Green chillies chopped-3,

Powdered Black pepper – 1 tsp,

Rock Salt-1 tbsp,

Groundnut Oil -to fry.

Method-

  1. Peel lauki,cut into roundels,and remove seeds from the centre to make hollow.
  2. In a bowl, add mashed potatoes,green chiilies and black pepper mix well,mashing lightly.
  3. Stuff the roundel centres with mashed potatoes batter.
  4. Heat a oil in a non stick pan, add cloves and cardamom for saute.Place bottle gourd(lauki) on the pan and cook till golden brown. Cover it with lid so that’s it is cooked at the earliest.
  5. Uncover and flip it the other side.
  6. To prepare kadhi, add curd,amarnath flour,salt and black pepper and mix well.
  7. Add 1/2 cup water, and whisk well to make a smooth batter.
  8.  Pour the curd batter in another non stick pan,cook it, stirring continuously till the mixture thickens.
  9. Put some of the kadhi in a serving plate,arrange stuffed bottle gourd roundels over it and serve it immediately.Serve the remaining kadhi as required.

I am sure when you make this everybody is gonna love it. Hope you try this soon and don’t forget to share your feedback with us.

Bon Appetit!

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Sabudana Khatti Meethi Namkeen- Pearl Tapioca (Sago)

Day 6!!

Sabudana Khatti Meethi Namkeen recipe is a delicious crunchy snack made with tapioca pearls(sago) which can be eaten during fasting and midnight munching too.

 
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Soaked Sabudana (overnight) (Tapioca Pearls)
  • 1 cup Roasted Peanuts,
  • 15-20 Almonds
  • Cooking oil , to fry
  • 1 teaspoon Rock Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar , powdered
  • 1/2 teaspoon Whole Black Pepper 

Method-

1. In a pan heat some oil. Drop one pearl of sabudana in hot oil to test if it is heated optimally. If it rises instantly to the surface, the oil is ready to fry. Add sabudana to oil and let the sabudana fry and puff up for a couple of minutes without changing its colour. Remove sabudana on a plate lined with a paper towel to absorb extra oil. Similarly,fry the peanut but not over-fry.

2. Roast almonds and mix it with sabudana and peanuts.

3.Transfer it in a bowl, now add rock salt, powdered sugar and crushed black pepper.

4. Let it cool.Transfer it into air tight container.

Sabudana Khatti Meethi Namkeen can be relished along with tea,coffee or hot almond milk.

Happy Navratri!!

Fasting Recipe- Makhane ki Kheer/ Lotus-seed Kheer/Foxnut Pudding

Day Four!😇

Tired of having roasted Makhana/Foxnut on fasting days?? I wanted to have something sweet to satisfy my taste buds so thought of making Makhana kheer/ foxnuts pudding and here I am sharing recipe with you all .

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time- 30 minutes

Serving -2

Ingredients-

Milk-3 cups,

Ghee-2 tablespoons ,

Sugar- 5 tablespoons ,

Cardamom powder(elaichi)- 1/4 tsp,

Crushed almonds – 5-6 pieces,

Raisins(kishmish)- 8-10 pcs,

Makhana/Lotus Seeds/Foxnuts -1 cup roasted and crushed,

Mace powder-(Javitri) – 1 pinch

Method-

1. Place a fry pan on low heat. Add ghee in it.

2. Now add the chopped makhane to the pan, sauté for 2-3 minutes. Remove the makhane and keep them aside. Crush the fried makhanas with a rolling pin.

3.Now, take a deep bottom pan add milk and give it a boil.

4. Then, add cardamom powder, mace powder, roasted and crushed Makhane, almond and raisins. Give it a stir.

5. Reduce heat and cook on low flame for another 20-25 minutes, stirring constantly till the milk attains a thicker consistency or reduces to ¾.

6. During this period, keep on stirring every 2 minutes so that it does not stick to the sides, bottom and burn.

7. Add sugar as per your taste. Stir continuously.

8. Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl.

9. Garnish it with pistachios.

10. Serve hot and enjoy.

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Fast Recipes-Rajgira Nankhatai / Rajgira Cookies/Amarnath Cookies/Fasting Menu for Navratri Festival

Welcome the auspicious nine day long festival of Navratri with this super easy and quick recipe for fast/vrat. Rajgira Nankhatai is perfect for dipping in your evening tea while you fast.This recipe was an instant hit and approved by my family.

Rajgira Nankhatai/Rajgira Cookies.

Preparation Time- 10 mins, Cooking Time- 20 mins,Serves- 15-20

Ingredients:

1 1/2 Cup Rajgira flour (Amarnath flour),

1/2 powdered sugar,

4 tbsp powdered cashew-nuts{kaju} and almonds,

1/2 tsp cardamom powder,

6 tbsp ghee,

1 pinch Sendha namak(Rock Salt),

less than 1/4 cup water (approximately),

For Garnishing

Chopped Pistachios.

Method:

  1. In a large bowl mix rajgira flour,powdered sugar,powdered cashew nut and almonds,cardamom powder and salt.
  2. Slowly pour the water in the bowl and knead well.Make sure that it is not tight dough.
  3. Mix everything together and cover the bowl,by refrigerating for 15 mins.
  4. Pre-heat the oven for 5 mins at 180’C.Place the parchment paper and remove the dough from fridge and make small equal size ball.
  5. Make a cross over each ball with a sharp knife which helps to release steam within.
  6. Bake at 180’c for 20 minutes.
  7. When done, take it out and let it cool on the tray on a wire stand.
  8. Garnish it with chopped pistachios.

 

Enjoy with tea or coffee!!

 

Until than Halo Re Halo!!

 

 

 

 

Lagan Nu Custard- Navroz Special!

Lagan Nu Custard- Navroz Special!

Happy Navroz !!

Lagan Nu Custard – An Iconic Parsi Dessert!

Preparation Time – 5 minutes, Cooking Time- 1 hour, Servings- 4

Ingredients:

1.5 litres milk,

1 cup all purpose flour,
1/3 tin condensed milk,
300 gm sugar,
1/2 teaspoon cardamom and nutmeg,
1 tsp vanilla essence,
Handful of sliced almonds,cashews and raisins.

Method:

Step 1- Bring the milk to a boil in a large non-stick pan.

Step 2- Once the milk has boiled, remove from the heat and stir in the condensed milk & sugar. Cook over a slow fire. Now it is the time to taste the milk. If you feel you need more sugar, add some in. Keep stirring this for a good 15 minutes until sugar is melted, the milk sticky and ivory in colour. Remove from the gas and cool.

Step 3- In the meantime, in a steel bowl mix maida, vanilla, nutmeg and cardamom until frothy.

Step 4- Stir this mixture into the cooled milk. Once it’s all mixed, grease a large baking dish and pour the mixture in.

Step 5 -Put the dish in a pre-heated oven and bake until golden (atleast an hour on about 220 degrees celcius). Garnish with the nuts and put it back in the switched off oven.

Step 6 -Chill and serve – it tastes best the next day once the custard is set.

You can relish it in an individual glass or cups!!

 

Oats Muffins

Oats Muffins!! Let’s get started!!

Preparation Time: 5 mins, Cooking Time-5-7 minutes, Servings-2.

Ingredients:

Leftover Oats-3 cups,

Semolina/Rava – 1 cup,

Honey-1 tsp,

Chopped Dryfruits- 1/2 cup,

Apple -1 (chopped) or any fruits of your choice,

Cheese – Shredded or Stripes (Optional)

Method:

Step 1- Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Grease it with butter/ghee and pour it in muffin tray.

Step 2- Bake at 180*C for 7 minutes.

Your oats muffins are ready. They are ideal and healthy for kids. Ideal for late night munching with hot cup of coffee.

 

Birthday Treat-Orange Velvet Cupcakes

Orange Velvet Cupcakes.

WARNING You may get addicted after reading this recipe!

Orange Velvet..!!?? Yes you heard it right. I tried these cupcakes on my birthday and trust me it came out spongy and delicious. My day just does not pass by baking or trying new recipes to satisfy my never ending weakness for sweets, cakes, cupcakes and chocolates. I have made these cupcakes without cream(upper layer).

So lets get started on this roller-coaster cupcake ride and put on your gloves and apron.

Preparation Time:5 minutes, Baking Time:10 minutes, Servings -2.

All we need is

Ingredients

Orange Velvet Mixture-1 cup,

All purpose flour (Maida)- 1 cup,

Baking powder-1 tsp,

Baking Soda – 1 pinch,

Curd- 2 cup,

Condensed Milk-1 cup,

Melted Butter- 1 cup,

Method:

Step 1: In a bowl,mix orange velvet mixture,all purpose flour,curd and melted butter.Stir it well until the butter is mixed properly.

Step 2: Add baking powder,baking soda and condensed milk, mix well and now combine the stirred batter.

Step 3: Grease the cupcake mould with ghee/butter,place your desired cupcake cover and pour the batter in the cupcake.

Step 4: Now bake the cupcakes at 180*C for 10 minutes.

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Step 5: Remove these beauties from the oven,let them cool and you can top it with desired fruits. I have topped it with strawberries!

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Signing off..! Let me know how you made it and will be happy to see your side of version too about Orange Velvet Cupcakes.