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How to make Instant Rava Dosa

Instant Rava Dosa

Its nice and crispy . This recipe is quick and delicious and can be made with just a few ingredients.

Its an easy breakfast or snack item. My way of making Rava Dosa is as follows..

Ingredients :

  • 1/2 cup  fine suji/ semolina
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour/ maida
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 2/3 finely chopped green chillies
  • Few fresh coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste
  • oil for pan frying

Method:

  1. In a big bowl take semolina, rice flour, all purpose flour, cumin seeds, onion, green chillies, coriander leaves (finely chopped), oil and salt to taste and mix well.14470919_10210593464663673_465162059_n
  2. Add water and make a smooth paste with no lumps.
  3. Adjust the consistency of the mixture to make a watery batter. I used around 2 cups water to get a liquid consistency.14492389_895673863871739_1993833566692358218_n
  4. Add oil and mix properly. Keep aside for half an hour.
  5. Heat a non stick tawa or dosa pan on medium flame.
  6. Pour the batter in the pan after it has heated properly.14484858_895673837205075_6856502437910715127_n
  7. After 2 to 3 mins try to flip it. It will easily loosen from the sides. 14469429_895673787205080_5974854216121303723_n14520411_895673813871744_6176735118248522689_n
  8. Crispy Rava Dosa is ready to serve with Green coconut chutney or any other curry.12822975_10208767063844794_118794524_o

 

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How to make Indian Deep Fried Wheat Flour Triangle Puffy Puri / Poori

Puri is an indian deep fried bread which can be eat any time.

It can go with any veggie or pickle. Best combination with puri is potato veggie, chole or halwa puri.

Making the way kids will love .. yum

Simple recipe of making puffy puri as follows…

Ingredients :

  • 1 Cup Wheat Flour
  • 2 tsp Semolina
  • 2 tbsp Melted Ghee or Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying

Method of Making dough :

  1. In a big bowl take wheat flour, semolina and salt. Mix well.2015-12-09 09.07.35
  2. Add oil or ghee, Mix well till you get a crumbly texture.12755380_10208626217323719_1126909013_o
  3. Now add a little water at a time and start kneading the dough.
  4. The dough should not be too tight or too soft.2015-12-09 09.08.59
  5. Cover the dough and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  6. Dough is ready to use.

Method of making puri :

  1. Once again kneed the dough.
  2. Divide it and make small balls.
  3. Make circle with the rolling pin.14429299_10210518997602043_611155280_n
  4. Run knife through it to make triangle.  14429661_10210518997562042_1708641124_n
  5. In a deep frying pan heat oil on medium flame. Add puri for frying.2016-02-21 17.23.10.jpg
  6. Turn after one side fluffs up. Fry both the sides.
  7. Remove it onto the paper towel.14423709_10210518997762047_272700742_o

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Serve hot puries with any vegi or just plain….enjoy!!! I served with Matki usal and Shrikhand…

 

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How to make jam and bread the way kids will love (Pinwheel Jam Sandwich)

Pinwheel Sandwiches

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Its quick, easy and yummy snack for kids. A  simple jam and bread with a new twist for kids tiffin boxes.

jam and bread the way kids will love. I named it  (Pinwheel Jam Sandwich)

I have used jam. You can use any chutney, ketchup or sauce instead of jam .???

I’m sharing a very simple recipe with u all..

Ingredients :

  • 2 slices of bread
  • 2 tbsp. Any kind of jam

Method :14238250_165996073841898_1553477262986069319_n

  1. Remove the edges of the bread.
  2. Flatten it with a rolling pin.
  3. Spread jam on one side of the bread.
  4. Do the same thing and prepare one more bread.
  5. Place both bread together. ( jam side up).
  6. Make a tight roll.
  7. Cut the roll with knife.
  8. Pinwheel sandwich is ready to eat

Enjoy yummy and delicious Pinwheel Sandwich

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How to make Chatai/ Mat Paratha ?

Chatai/ Mat Paratha ?

Chatai Paratha can be made with only a few ingredients. It goes well with yummy curries or any veggie. It is my kids all time favourite paratha. I used spinach puree to make green aata, you can use any veggie pureed for colour like pumpkin, carrot, beetroot etc. This is the best way to feed veggie to your fussy kids.

Recipe is as follows.

Ingredients :

For Chapati dough :

  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Water to kneed the dough

For Green dough :

  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup blanched spinach paste
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Water to kneed the dough

Method:

Method of Making Chapati dough :

  1. In a big bowl take wheat flour and salt, mix well.
  2. Now add a little water at a time and start kneading the dough.
  3. The dough should not be too tight or too soft.
  4. Finish kneading the dough by adding oil.
  5. Cover the dough and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  6. Once again kneed the dough. chapati dough is ready to use.

Method of Making green dough :

  1. In a big bowl take wheat flour, blanched spinach paste, red chilli powder and salt, mix well.
  2. Now add little water at a time if required and start kneading the dough.
  3. The dough should not be too tight or too soft.
  4. Finish kneading the dough by adding oil.
  5. Cover the dough and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  6. Once again kneed the dough. Green dough is ready to use.

 

Method of Making Chatai Paratha :

Video link for How to make Chatai Paratha….https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar5i_mQfYoc

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  1. Divide it and make balls.
  2. Make big disc (Roti) of each dough ball with rolling pin. Dust some dry wheat flour while rolling14218434_10210343611457499_448399419_n
  3. Run knife through it to make strips.
  4. Take one colour strip and fold alternate strip backwards till end. (1st, 3rd, 5th …)
  5.  Place green colour middle stripe on that and unfold all again.
  6. Now fold other order (2nd, 4th, 6th….)
  7. Repeat process till the end.14193813_10210343658098665_2036846439_n
  8. Check video for Guidance.
  9. Video link for How to make Chatai Paratha.  
  10. Heat skillet or tava on medium flame.
  11. Place paratha on tava after it heats up properly.
  12. Cook properly from both sides.
  13. Apply ghee or oil.
  14. Delicious paratha is ready to eat with any curry…14117920_876977972407995_2938414728594198763_n
  15. Enjoy!!!

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How to make Instant Pineapple Sweet and Spicy Pickle …

Pinapple Sweet and Spicy Pickle

Tried something different and it turned out awesome..

It is a yummy and delicious in taste. You can serve this pickle with any snack item, bread or paratha.  Its a quick and easy recipe of pickle.

Sharing simple recipe with you all….

Ingredients :

  • 1 Pineapple cut into small pieces
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 4 to 6 Cloves
  • Pinch of Asafoetida
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Fenugreek seeds
  • 1 to 2 Dry red chilies
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri Red chilli powder
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder

Method:

  1. Cut pineapple into small pieces and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan on slow flame.
  3. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter.
  4. Now add fenugreek seeds and let them change the colour.
  5. Now add cinnamon stick, cloves, asafoetida and dry red chillies.
  6. Mix well.2016-02-16 15.53.14
  7. Add pinapple pieces, red chilli powder, salt and mix well to coat all the spices to the pieces.14184404_873040316135094_2401136765016157230_n
  8. Now add sugar, cardamom powder and mix well.
  9. Simmer on slow flame till pineapple pieces get cooked.
  10. Keep stirring.
  11. Add lemon juice and bring it to boil for around 5 minutes.2016-08-24 12.23.17.jpg
  12. Adjust spices as per your taste.
  13. Switch off the flame and let it cool completely.14079703_873040289468430_9036465913169788071_n
  14. Store in an airtight container or bottle. You can refrigerate it for better shelf life.

Sweet, Tangy and Spicy Pineapple Pickle is ready to eat with Bread, Chapati, Phulka or any type of Paratha….yum14079595_873040256135100_3958877542741320412_n

Enjoy !!!!!!

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How to make two coloured coconut Laddus …yum

Coconut laddu’s are yummy and delicious. Its a mouth melting popular Indian sweet.

I made this to celebrate the  occasion of “Raksha Bandhan”.

Here is the recipe for you all

Ingredients :

  • 1 and 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup milkmaid
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1/4 tsp pink food colour (Optional)
  • 2 tbsp coarse grounded almond, pistachio nuts

For Garnishing

  • 4 tbsp desiccated coconut

Method :

  1. Heat a heavy bottom non stick pan on slow flame.
  2. Add desiccated coconut, milkmaid, sugar, milk, cardamom powder and food colour. .
  3. Mix it properly without any lumps.2016-08-18 10.12.50
  4. On a slow flame, stir continuously.
  5. Add ghee and coarse grounded almonds and pistachio nuts.2016-08-18 10.13.29
  6. Cook till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan.2016-08-18 10.12.17
  7. Now switch off the gas.
  8. Devide the mix into 2 equal parts. Add food colouring in one of the part and mix well.
  9. The mixture is ready to pour on a greased rectangular or square pan.20160817_171015
  10. Run a knife to cut in to pieces as it is cooling down. take one piece on your palm and roll it to make a ball.20160817_172553
  11. Roll this ball into the desiccated coconut.20160817_172615
  12. Allow it to cool.
  13. To store, put it in an airtight container, and then into the refrigerator.FB_IMG_1471607918673

Enjoy yummy and delicious Coconut Laddu yum yum.

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How to make Eggless Tutti Frutti Cake

  1. Take the curd in a big bowl,  add sugar, vinegar, oil, milk and vanilla essence. Make a smooth paste. You can use hand blender to blend all the ingredients quick and easily.12271114_10207955620159209_1367609686_o12271196_10207955620079207_922176243_o
  2. Sieve all the dry ingredients. All purpose flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda.12231580_10207955620399215_327691538_n
  3. Now in a bigger bowl add dry ingredients into wet ingredients in a small batch. Mix with cut and fold method.12270332_10207955620719223_1543835102_n
  4. Mix well. Add 1 tbsp milk if the batter is too thick.
  5. In a bowl take 2 tbsp flour and toss tutti frutti in that. Add tutti frutti in cake batter.12784277_10208677536206659_987581500_n
  6. Mix well. 12769640_10208677535926652_280237225_n
  7. Grease a 8” Baking tray with oil. Place butter paper/ parchment paper on the bottom of the tray or dust with flour.
  8. Pour the batter and tap gently to remove air bubbles. Arrange tutti frutti on top.13938426_860666024039190_834091239033322225_n
  9. Place the tray inside an oven. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.ddd
  10. To check if it is cooked, insert a tooth pick and it should come out clean.
  11. Let it cool and then cut into pieces.
  12. Enjoy cake with a cup of tea…yum.13932933_860665974039195_4960054973686898386_n

 

Its my Birthday Cake. Enjoying yum mmmm

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How to make Wheat Flour Pudding (Pithacha Sheera/ Aate ka Halwa)..

13895232_853908298048296_6592502174978632309_nEveryone’s all time favourite Aate ka Halwa is a very healthy dessert to make. It is made on auspicious occasions or festivals.

 My kids request me to make it again and again. I am sharing a simple way of making this quick and easy dessert …

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup Wheat flour (Aata preferably coarsely ground)
  •  3/4 cup Ghee
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Milk + 1 cup Water
  • Pinch of  Cardamom powder
  • 1 tbs chopped nuts like cashews and almond
  • Some Raisins

Method:2016-08-01 17.51.38

  1. Make hot milk and water, and keep aside.
  2. Heat ghee in a pan on slow flame.
  3. Add wheat flour and roast till it change its colour to brown.
  4. In that add crushed nuts and  roast for a min.
  5. Its time to pour hot milk and hot water carefully as it splutters. Add more hot water if required.
  6. Mix well and let it simmer for 1-2 min.
  7. Wheat flour will soak all the water and milk.
  8. Now add sugar and mix well till it leave the edge of the pan.
  9. Finally add cardamom powder and raisins.14199181_157706901337482_6715876555925019377_n
  10. Keep for some time then serve.

Aate ka Halwa is ready to eat….enjoy!!!

 

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How to make Flat Fried Indian Bread/ Multigrain Puri (Bhajaniche Vade)

Flat Fried Indian Bread/ Multigrain Puri (Bhajaniche Vade)

It is deep fried Multigrain puri (Bhajaniche Vade) taste delicious with Maharashtrian veggie or non-veg curry . I learned this from my mother and Its all time favourite in our house. I want to share this simple recipe with you all.

Recipe For Bhajaniche Vade as follows..

Ingredients :

Before making Vade you need to be ready with Bhajani flour.

Recipe for making Bhajani Flour is as follows..

For making vade flour :

  • 1 kg Rice
  • 1/4 kg Jowar
  • 100 gram Urad Dal
  • 100 gram Chana Dal
  • 20 gram Coriander seeds
  • 20 gram Cumin seeds
  • 10 gram Fenugreek seeds
  1. Wash and drain rice.
  2. Dry it completely.
  3. Grind all ingredients in flour mill.
  4. Vade flour is ready to use.

For making Vade:

  • 1 cup Bhajani flour
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup boiled water
  • Warm water to knead the dough

Method :

  1. Take Vade flour in a big bowl.
  2. Add grated onion,  red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt to taste and mix well.12512001_10208344091790757_1182563333_n
  3. Add oil and  mix again.
  4. Pour boiled water, mix and keep aside for 1 hour.
  5. Add warm water and make dough, not too soft/ hard.12527958_10208344243754556_2004051717_n12399293_10208344243674554_744340870_n
  6. Make small balls from the dough. 12544114_10208344244034563_427496928_o
  7. Apply few drops of oil on plastic and place a ball.
  8. Flatten that ball with your fingers.2016-08-01 11.50.57
  9. Heat oil in a deep kadhai or pan on medium flame.
  10. Check temperature of oil by adding small piece of dough.
  11. Add Vada in the oil. If it is hot enough, it will come up by itself. 12546328_10208344243834558_1314173123_o
  12. Tap vada with spatula to pop up. 12544929_10208344244154566_1356473604_o
  13. Flip both the sides and cook till it get nice golden brown colour.
  14. Drain vada on paper towel after it done. 12527625_10208344244394572_2001671796_n
  15. Make all vadas by following same procedure.
  16. Crispy and yummy Vadas are ready to serve with curry.xxxxxxxxxx
  17. Enjoy Bhajaniche vade and bhokache vade !!2016-08-01-11-54-41

Enjoy best combination of food Kombdi- Vade and Sol Kadhi . Yum yum?13530296_10209732056449006_816326263_n

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How to make Delicious, Spicy and Buttery Mumbai Pav Bhaji ..

Delicious, Spicy and Buttery Mumbai Pav Bhaji

It is a Maharashtrian spicy, mouthwatering dish as well as one of the most popular street food of Mumbai. Its a quick, healthy one pot meal and is easy to make. It is a great way for kids to eat veggies. This delicious, spicy and buttery mixed vegetable curry (bhaji) is served with Ladi Pav Buns/ Bread.

Recipe with step by step pictures as follows :

Ingredients :

For Bhaji:

  • 1 cup Cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup Green peas
  • 3 to 4 Potatoes
  • 5tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2  finely chopped onions
  • 1 finely chopped capsicum
  • 3 finely chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 3 tsp Pav bhaji masala (I used Everest Pav Bhaji Masala)
  • 2 tsp Lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves for garnish.

For Serving:

  • 10 to 12 Pav / Bread slices 
  • 1 cup Finely copped onion
  • Lemon wedges
  • 1/2 cup chopped coriander leaves
  • Butter

Method of making bhaji ( curry):13664315_10209993682829502_1314401847_n

  1. Pressure cook veggies- like potatoes, cauliflower, green peas, capsicum.
  2. After cooling down mash with potato masher and keep aside.
  3. Heat Butter and oil in a heavy bottom pan. Add onions and saute till it become golden brown.
  4. Add ginger garlic paste and saute it.
  5. Add finely chopped tomato, red chilli powder, pav bhaji masala and salt to taste and mix well.
  6. Roast till it seperates from the oil at the sides of the pan. Add the mashed veggies and mix well.
  7. Add lemon juice and simmer on slow flame.
  8. Add enough water to make a thin bhaji. Adjust spices asper your taste.
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves .

Method of Serving Pav Bhaji:

  1. Take bhaji  in a deep bowl.
  2. Add chopped onions, butter and coriander leaves.
  3. Squeeze a few drops of lemon juice.
  4. Serve with copped onions, lemon wedge and Ladi pav.13686710_10209984041348471_1143678653689193072_n13680738_10209984041668479_4525335489057409188_n

Give yourself a spicy treat with mouthwatering Pav Bhaji!!

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