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!!

Rajgira Mathri/Amarnath Flour Chips

Day 5!

Preparation Time- 10 mins, Cooking Time- 5 mins,Serves- 4

Ingredients:

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

1 tsp Sendha namak(Rock Salt),

less than 1/4 cup water (approximately),

Groundnut oil for deep frying.

Method

1. In a bowl mix Amarnath flour, sendha namak and water till the dough is soft.

2. Cover the dough with wet muslin cloth for 15 minutes.

3. Divide the dough into small equal medium sized balls and roll it with rolling pin.

4. Prick it with fork and deep fry it.

5. Relish these Mathris with tea, coffee or hot almond milk.

Happy Navratri!!

Navratri Recipes-Instant Fasting Dosa/ Bhagar Dosa /Samo Dosa (Varai/Vrat ka Chawal)

It’s day three of Navratri and I thought of making  dosa from Varai/Bhagar/Samo. I can fulfill my hunger pangs with this easy dosa recipe anytime and so can you too.

Preparation Time- 10 mins,Cooking Time- 5 mins,Servings-2

For that you will need

Ingredients:-

1 Cup Bhagar/Samo seeds/Varai,

1 boiled,pealed and mashed potato,

1/2 cup powdered peanut,

Rock Salt to taste,

Cumin Seeds,

Green Chilli paste

Method:

  1. Wash samo seeds 3-4 times properly with water. Soak samo seeds overnight.
  2. Take soaked samo seeds with water into a blender pot. Add potato in it.
  3. Make it into a fine paste,make it runny not too thick.
  4. Add cumin seeds,rock salt,ginger chilli paste and powdered peanut Mix well. Dosa batter is ready.
  5. Heat a pan on a medium flame.Put the batter on the pan.
  6. Cook it for around 2-3 minutes until crisp.
  7. Bhagar Dosa is ready. Relish it with Amti.

Happy Navratri!!

Kuttu ke Atta ki Papdi Chat/Singhade Atta Ki Chat/Buckwheat Flour Chips

Bored of having potatoes,pumpkin and other common fasting foods? Let’s not delay it and start making kuttu ke atta ki papdi chat/buckwheat flour chips.

Preparation Time- 10 mins, Cooking Time- 5 minutes, Servings -2.

Ingredients-

For Papdis

Kuttu ka atta / Buckwheat Flour – 1 Cup
Jeera/Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
Sendha Namak/Rock Salt – to taste
Pepper Powder – 1/4 tsp ( optional )
Water – As needed
Oil for deep frying

For Toppings

Prepared Papdi – as needed
Chopped Boiled Potato as needed
Tamarind Chutney(Imli) – As needed
Curd – as needed

Method:

  1. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients listed for papdi,add water in small quantity i.e 1 tbsp and knead into soft dough. Cover it with wet muslin cloth and keep it aside for 15 mins.
  2. Divide dough into 2 parts,take one part of dough and roll into thin roti and cutting into desired shapes.
  3. Prick the papdi with fork at 4-5 places so that it doesn’t puff up while frying.
  4. Deep fry into hot oil in small batches until golden brown.
  5. Drain into kitchen towel.

For Toppings

 

In a plate arrange a few papdi,top it up with potato pieces,add 1 tsp of beaten curd with tamarind chutney before serving.

Happy Navratri!!

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!!

 

 

 

 

Crackling Spinach

Crackling Spinach. This is one of the best spinach starters I ever had. This is very easy to make recipe ideal for parties, get-togethers and kids.

Preparation Time: 7-10 minutes, Cooking Time- 5 minutes, Servings- 4

Ingredients-

Spinach – 2 Bunches (Chopped)

Notes – Shred the spinach, wash it thoroughly with water and drain well. Spread it on a muslin cloth and allow it to dry completely.

Seasame Seeds- 2 tbsp,

Dry Red Chillies-2, (broken

Sugar-2 tsp,

Salt-1 pinch,

Chilli Flakes- 1 tbsp,

Oil- to deep fry

Method

Step 1 – Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan and add sesame seeds.

Step 2 –  Add dry red chillies,chilli flakes, powdered sugar and salt.

 

Step 3- Heat the oil for deep-frying in a deep non-stick pan and place some of the spinach in a strainer.

Step 4 -Dip the strainer in the hot oil and deep-fry for approx. 2 to 3 minutes or till the spinach is crisp.

Step 5-  Remove from the strainer and drain it on an absorbent paper.

Step 6 – Pour it in the plate and add dry red chillies, chilli flakes,powdered sugar and salt. Mix well.

Step 7- Serve it in a plate/ bowls and relish.