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!!

 

 

 

 

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Modak Poli!!

Yes Ganesh Chaturthi is here!! The festival of Lord Ganesha which is celebrated throughout India with fun and frolic!🎊

 

To celebrate this auspicious period of 10 days, I decided to make Modak Poli! Yes you heard it right! Modak Poli is a dish with a twist of Modak filling inside Poli dough!!

So let me share the recipe with you all guys!! Make your Ganesh Chaturthi special with Modak Poli!

 

Preparation Time: 10 minutes,

Cooking Time : 20 minutes,

Servings :6

 

Ingredients:

 

For Filling-

 

Coconut Powder – 1 cup,

Jaggery-1 cup

Crushed Dry Fruits- 1/2 cup

Elaichi Powder – 2 tbsp

 

For Dough-

Maida – 1 cup,

Rice Flour – 1 cup

Lukewarm Water- According to texture( softness of the dough)

Ghee- To roast

 

 

Method:

 

  1. Firstly, we will prepare the filling for that we will take coconut powder, jaggery and crushed dry fruits and mix well.
  2. Heat the pan, add ghee and roast the mixture well until brown.
  3. Now when it’s has been stirred well until brown turn off the flame and let it cool.

 

 

For Dough –

  1. In a bowl, add maida, rice flour and knead it with lukewarm water until soft.
  2. Cover the dough with wet cloth for 30 minutes.
  3. Now make balls from the dough and fill it with filling.
  4. Roll it with hands without the help of rolling pin.
  5. Roast it on the pan with ghee until brown on both sides.

 

 

Your Modak Poli is ready!! Relish it with your family and friends.

 

Do let me know how you made it.😊

 

Until than

 

Ganpati Bappa Maurya!!🙏🏻🎊

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.

 

 

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.

 

Birthday Musings -Orange Velvet Cake

Birthday Musings- ORANGE VELVET CAKE

Orange Velvet Cake

Orange is the New Black! Red Velvet Cakes are passe..So lets bake it and make it birthday special.

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

All we need is

Ingredients

Oranges-1, (We will use them as a slice)

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.

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

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Step 3: Grease the bakeware with butter and pour the batter. In between add sliced oranges and then again pour the batter, put sliced oranges and finally cover with batter. You have to do it twice.

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Step 4: Bake at 180*C for 20 minutes.

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Step 5: Let it cool and relish.

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Note:

As I am a vegetarian, I have used curd instead of eggs.