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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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Sankashti Chaturthi Special Naivedya Thali

Sankashti Chaturthi Special Maharashtrian style Naivedya Thali

 

Recipes for Val Bhirde , Alu Vadi, Wheat flour deep fried Modak and Gujiya as follows:

 

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Val Bhirde Recipe: How to make Sprouted Field Bean Curry (Valache Bhirde)

 

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Alu Vadi recipe:  How to make Alu Vadi/ Patra/ Pathrode..

 

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Wheat flour deep fried Gujiya recipe: How to make wheat flour deep fried Gujiya/ Karanji

 

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Wheat flour Deep fried Modak Recipe: How to make Fried Modak ..

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How to make Seviya/ Vermicelli Custard Kheer..

Everyone’s all time favourite sweet is a very quick and easy dessert to make. It is made on auspicious occasions.

I am showing my method of making this amazingly yummy sweet…

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup Seviya/ Vermicelli
  • 1 ltr Milk
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 4 tbsp Vanilla custard powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom powder
  • Chopped nuts like Cashews and Almonds
  • Some Raisins and Chironji

Method:

  1. Boil milk and keep aside.
  2. Heat ghee in a deep pan on slow flame.
  3. Add seviya and roast till it changes colour to light golden brown.
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  5. In that add crushed nuts and  roast for a min.
  6. Pour the  hot milk carefully to avoid  splutters.
  7. Let it simmer for 5 to 7 min. Stir in between.
  8. Now add sugar and mix well.
  9. In a small bowl add custard powder and water and mix well.
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  11. Pour custard powder and water mixture and stir continuously.
  12. It will immediately start to thicken.
  13. Finally add cardamom powder, raisins and chironji.
  14. Let it simmer for around 5 minutes.
  15. Cool for some time then serve.

Delicious Kheer is ready to eat…Enjoy!!!!!13724016_845894192183040_4648181702902787203_o

 

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How to make Crispy Methi Masala Puri and Diamonds..

Crispy Methi Masala Puri and Diamonds

My kids all time favourite snack . It is easy to make and enjoy with cup of tea.

sharing simple recipe with you

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup all purpose flour (maida)
  • 2 tbsp semolina (suji)
  • 1/2 tsp kasuri methi
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • Pinch of asafoetida
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Water as required

Method:13649500_10209857522825587_154016011_n

  1. Take maida, suji, cumin seeds, kasuri methi, asafoetida, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Add oil, mix well till get crumbly texture.
  3. Now add little water at a time and start kneading the dough. Dough should not be too tight or soft.
  4. Cover the dough and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  5. Other side heat the oil in a pan on slow or medium heat for frying puri and diamonds.
  6. Once again knee the dough.
  7. Divide it and make big circle with rolling pin.
  8. Cut into circle shape using small round cutter.
  9. Cut into diamond shape using knife.
  10. Prick the puries and diamonds all over with a fork or spoon end.
  11. Keep pieces on dry cloth.
  12. Once oil is hot enough, add pieces in the oil.
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  14. Fry till it become golden brown on slow flame.
  15. Remove it on paper towel. let it cool.13631557_10209855114485380_594463114787265387_n
  16. Then can keep in a airtight container.13631483_10209855114085370_7952113480095590191_n13659039_10209855114285375_4272053383470527494_n
  17. Enjoy with tea !!!!!

 

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How to make Fried Modak ..

Modak, a delicious sweet made with jaggery and fresh coconut filling. Its a traditional Maharashtrian  Ganesha’s favourite sweet.

I am sharing my way of making crispy fried Modak .

Recipe as follows..

Ingredients :

For Making the Filling

  • 1 Cup Fresh Grated Coconut
  • 1 Cup Grated Jaggery
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • 1/2 tsp Poppy Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder

For Making Outer Cover

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

Method:

Method of Making Inside Filling :

  1.  In the heavy bottom pan add  Ghee, Fresh Grated Coconut, Grated Jaggery and Poppy Seeds.
  2. Mix well.
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  4. Cook on slow flame until jaggery melts and mixes with coconut.
  5. Add cardamom powder and nutmeg powder.
  6. Mix well and switch off the flame.
  7. Modak filling is ready to use.
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  9. Keep filling aside to cool.

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 get crumbly texture.
  3. Now add little water at a time and start kneading the dough. Dough should not be too tight or too soft.2015-12-09 09.08.59
  4. Cover the dough and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  5. Dough is ready to use.

 

Method of Making Modak  :

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  1. Once again kneed the dough.
  2. Divide it and make small circle with rolling pin.13815056_10209968405917595_357650795_n
  3. Make the shape below with the help of your 2 fingers.
  4. Add filling inside the shape.
  5. Bring together all the eges and make modak.
  6. Make all modaks.

 

Method of Frying Modak :

  1. In a deep frying pan heat oil on medium flame.13820339_10209968405357581_1414052828_n
  2. Fry Modak on low  flame till it turns golden brown in colour.13819769_10209968405557586_964794950_n

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Delicious Modak  is ready to eat… enjoy!!!13839754_10209968406237603_1282833768_o

 

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How to make colourful layered tutti frutti Rainbow Gujiya / Karanji

Gujiya/ Karanji are delicious sweets, made with semolina, nuts and dry coconut filling. FB_IMG_1458477561887

Its a traditional Maharashtrian and Gujarati sweet dish made in the festivals of Holi and Diwali.

Diwali, the festival of colours is around the corner. I made a colourful twist in my rainbow Gujiya  by adding tutti frutti in the filling and coloured layers on the outer part of the Gujiya.

I am sharing my way of making crispy and delicious Colourful Layered ‘Rainbow Gujiya’ (Name given by my princesses)..

with step by step pictures…

Recipe as follows..

Ingredients :

For making the Filling

  • 1 cup dry grated/  desiccated coconut
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup fine semolina
  • 1/4 cup ghee
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg powder
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsp chopped nuts like cashews and almond
  • 2 tbsp tutti frutti

For making Outer Cover

  • 1 cup all purpose flour/ maida
  • 1 tsp fine semolina
  • 2 tbsp hot ghee
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp any 2 types of food colouring
  • Warm milk

For making Cornflour paste

  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 2 tbsp ghee

Oil/ ghee for deep frying Gujiya

 

Method:

Method of Making Inside Filling :

  1. In the heavy bottom pan dry roast poppy seeds and grated coconut separately on very low flame. After it changes colour keep aside to cool down.
  2. In the same pan add ghee and roast semolina on low flame till it changes its colour. Then keep aside to cool down.
  3. In a big bowl take powdered sugar, add roasted poppy seeds, coconut and semolina.
  4. Now add nutmeg powder, cardamom powder, nuts like cashews and almond and tutti frutti. Mix well.
  5. Gujiya filling is ready to use.12721862_10208830570192413_1611044807_n

 

Method of Making dough :

  1. In a big bowl take all purpose flour/ maida, semolina and salt and mix well.
  2. Add hot oil or ghee, Mix well till you get a crumbly texture.12324997_10208832171592447_122047526_n
  3. Now pour warm milk little at a time and start kneading the dough. Dough should not be too tight or too soft.12825637_10208832171432443_362666103_n
  4. Cover the dough with a wet cloth and let it rest for 30 minutes.12064396_10208833603268238_1577280820_n
  5. Dough is ready to use.

 

Method making Cornflour paste

  1. Take ghee and cornflour in a bowl.12596601_10208832170952431_1887015740_o
  2. Make thick and smooth paste.12596589_10208833600148160_719880499_o
  3. Add more cornflour if required. Keep aside.

 

Method of Making Gujiya  :

  1. Kneed the dough and divide dough into 3 equal parts. 12272649_10208832171312440_2108878351_n
  2. Add different food colouring in 2 balls and again kneed the dough of each colour.12595988_10208832171152436_1699066433_n
  3. Get ready with these things before starting to making Gujiya.12674863_10208830566472320_750736504_o
  4. Make big disc (Roti) of each dough ball with rolling pin.
  5. Now take 1st disc and spread cornflour paste evenly.12516547_10208833601668198_1608922435_n
  6. Now place 2nd disc on it.12226413_10208833600428167_1726927833_n
  7. Now again spread cornflour paste evenly.12071758_10208833600108159_1885151823_n
  8. now place 3rd disc. 12674496_10208833600628172_407361974_n
  9. Again spread cornflour paste evenly.12324870_10208833573707499_1013204994_n
  10. Now make a tight roll.12674484_10208830570472420_2138002056_n12675268_10208833595788051_1582597280_o
  11. Now cut the roll horizontally.12722611_10208833573267488_468410722_o
  12. Now cut into 1 inch pieces.12516801_10208833599148135_229075538_o
  13. Take one piece and flatten with your palm.
  14. Now roll puri while keeping outer colour layer up.12358256_10208830569432394_902479080_n
  15. Apply milk on the edges of the puri and add filling in the centre.12527708_10208833602148210_1533359585_n
  16. Now seal the edges and create desired shape by using fork or gujiya cutter.12476405_10208833606988331_1868894171_n
  17. Make pleats by using press and fold method.
  18. Watch video for this method:    https://www.facebook.com/jyotiscookbook/videos/786062191499574/
  19. Make all Gujiyas in the same way.12721630_10208830569512396_1235202636_n

 

Method of Frying Gujiya:

  1. In a deep frying pan heat oil on low flame.
  2. Fry Gujiya on low flame till it become crispy from both the sides.12834800_10208830569992408_902731335_n
  3. Remove and put it on a paper towel and let it cool.12674134_10208830568272365_1456566458_n
  4. Delicious Gujiyas are ready to eat.FB_IMG_1458477558583
  5. See the beautiful layers.12380138_10208832170992432_1546760624_n
  6. Happy Diwali…. with colourful layered tutti frutti rainbow “Gujiya/ Karanji”   enjoy!!!12324960_10208830568992383_366626661_n

 

My colourful layered Gujiya was selected  for Chef Sanjeev Kapoor’s  #holiwithmasterchef contest.

 

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How to make 2 minutes Eggless Red Velvet Mug Cake

Eggless Red Velvet Mug Cake is quick and easy to make in just 2 minutes.

I made it eggless and butter less.

Sharing my simple recipe with you all….

Ingredients :

  • 3 tbsp All purpose flour/ Maida
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp coco powder
  • 1/4 tsp red food colouring

Method:

  1. In a bowl add all purpose flour, salt, baking soda and coco powder. Mix well and keep aside. 12665871_10208460535661781_796053329_n
  2. In a microwave safe mug add milk, vinegar, vanilla essence and sugar mix till sugar get dissolved. 12630972_10208460535581779_1363964889_o
  3. Add oil and mix well.  12655953_10208460535141768_1467882931_o
  4. Now add all dry ingredients and make a smooth paste without any lumps.
  5. Add food colouring and mix well.
  6. Mug cake mixture is ready to go inside the microwave.10327026_10208767020683715_497529328_n
  7. Keep the mug inside the microwave and adjust setting on high power for 2 mins.
  8. To check if it is cooked, insert a bbq stick and it should come out clean.
  9. Let it cool and Enjoy Mug cake …yum yum.

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Enjoy your mug cake yum!!!!

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How to make Indian Deep Fried Wheat Flour 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. In a deep frying pan heat oil on medium flame. Add puri for frying.2016-02-21 17.23.10.jpg
  5. Turn after one side fluffs up. Fry both the sides.2016-02-21 17.25.16.jpg2016-02-24 15.11.40
  6. Remove it onto the paper towel.2016-02-21-17-27-11

Serve hot puries with any vegi or just plain….enjoy!!!14501991_10210593498824527_1569173425_n2016-05-05 17.40.50

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How to make Sprouted Field Bean Curry (Valache Bhirde)

Sprouted Val Bhirde /Field bean curry is one of the delicious Maharashtrian dish. All time favourite in my house. Val is a bit bitter in taste, so we add pumpkin to enhance the flavour of val bean. You can add drum sticks instead of pumpkin.

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Showing my personalised recipe of making Field Bean Curry (Valache Bhirde)…

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup val (field bean)
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • Pinch of Asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 large Onion
  • 1/2 cup Pumpkin finally chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Green Chilli Paste
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves for garnish

Method of sprouting Vaal:

  1. Soak val bean in sufficient water for overnight.12695838_10208531052344654_2137834103_n.jpg12714310_10208525679850345_1544149104_n
  2. Remove in cotton cloth and keep again for 24 hours.12696230_10208525678650315_1647145977_n
  3. Add water in sprouted val, 2 hours before peeling skin.12695964_10208525679130327_215812669_n12695963_10208525680170353_339365197_n

Method of making Val bhirde:

  1. Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan, add asafoetida and cumin Seeds. After cumin seeds changed colour add chopped onions and saute till it become golden brown.
  2. Add green chilli paste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and salt to taste and mix well.
  3. Roast till it leaves oil from the sides of the pan.
  4. Add finelly chopped pumpkin and sprouted beans and mix well. let all the masala coat the beans and pumpkin pieces.
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  6. Add 1 cup water and garam masala powder. Adjust water and spices as per your curries thickness. 12721830_10208525682850420_705019086_n
  7. Let simmer curry on slow flame till val get cooked.
  8. Garnish bhirde with finely chopped coriander leaves. 2016-08-22 10.44.32 20160623_221502-12016-02-26 07.46.38

Enjoy yummy val bhirde with roti, phulka or steamed rice..

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How to make wheat flour deep fried “Gujiya/ Karanji” ..

Wheat flour deep fried Gujiya/ Karanji are delicious sweets, made with jaggery and fresh coconut filling. Its a traditional Maharashtrian and Gujarati sweet dish.

 

I am sharing my way of making crispy Gujiya.

Recipe as follows..

Ingredients :

For Making the Filling

  • 1 cup fresh grated coconut
  • 1 cup grated jaggery
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • 1/2 tsp poppy seeds
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg powder
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder

For Making Outer Cover

  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1 tsp fine semolina
  • 2 tbsp melted ghee or oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Water
  • Oil/ Ghee for deep frying

Method:

Method of Making Inside Filling :

  1.  In the heavy bottom pan add  ghee, fresh grated coconut, jaggery and poppy seeds.
  2. Mix well.
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  4. Cook on slow flame until jaggery melts and mixes with coconut.
  5. Add cardamom powder and nutmeg powder.
  6. Mix well and switch off the flame.
  7. Gujiya filling is ready to use.
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  9. Keep filling aside to cool.

Method of Making dough :

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

 

Method of Making Gujiya  :

  1. Once again kneed the dough.
  2. Divide it and make small balls.
  3. Make a small circle with rolling pin.
  4. Add filling and make the shape of Gujiya using press and fold method or with fork.
  5. Watch video for this method:    https://www.facebook.com/jyotiscookbook/videos/786062191499574/
  6. Make all Gujiyas in the same way.
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  8. Make all Gujiyas. 13817151_10209968406157601_1094603558_n

 

Method of Frying Gujiya:

  1. In a deep frying pan heat oil on low flame.
  2. Fry  Gujiya on low flame till it turns golden brown in colour.
  3. It will become crispy from both the sides.13823689_10209968406197602_1883827772_n
  4. Remove on paper towel and let it cool.13814652_10209968405317580_1602587342_n13839754_10209968406237603_1282833768_o
  5. Delicious Gujiya is ready to eat……. enjoy!!!

 

Note: Finish this sweet that day itself or next day as it contain fresh coconut.

 

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