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How to make Ukadiche Modak (Steamed Dumpling )….

Modak

It is a sweet, delicious dumpling with jaggery and coconut filling. It is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet dish. You can make using two ways -fried and steamed. In India, modak are mostly made on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. It is Ganesha’s favourite sweet.

I am sharing my way of making steamed modak (Ukadiche Modak).

Recipe as follows..

Ingredients :

For Making Inside 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 of Modak

  • 1 Cup Rice Flour
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • Salt to taste

Method:

Method of Making Inside Filling

  1. In the heavy bottom pan add Ghee, Fresh Grated Coconut, Grated Jaggery and Poppy Seeds. Mix well.
  2. Cook on slow flame until jaggery melts and mixes with coconut.
  3. Add cardamom Powder and Nutmeg Powder.
  4. Mix well and switch off the gas.  Modak filling is ready to use.2015-11-30 09.26.09
  5. Keep filling aside to cool.

 

Method of Making dough for Outer Cover of Modak

  1. In the heavy bottom pan add water, salt and ghee. Mix well and bring the mixture to a boil on slow flame.
  2. Add rice flour in the boiling mixture and mix well.2015-11-30 15.07.192015-11-30 15.06.40
  3. Cover the mixture pan with lid and switch off the flame after 2 minutes.
  4. Let it cool down for 30 minutes.
  5. Now knead the dough well with your hands. Add water while kneading to make smooth dough.2015-11-30 08.27.10
  6.  Dough is ready to use.

 

 

Method of Making Modak  :

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  1. Apply some water or oil on your palm. Take small part of a dough and roll in both the palms to make a smooth ball. 12325078_10208034694856027_42643233_n
  2. Make round shape bowl while flattening the ball with your fingers. 2015-11-30 08.25.59
  3. Make the shape below with the help of your 2 fingers.2015-11-30 08.25.26
  4. Pour sweet filling inside the bowl.2015-11-30 08.26.31
  5. Bring together all the eges and make modak.2015-11-30 09.22.30
  6. Make all modakas. 12334257_10208034694416016_2118966180_o
  7. Keep water for boil inside steamer. Grease steamer plate with ghee or banana leaves. Put all modaks in the steamer and cover the lid.12283006_10208034694736024_780820850_n
  8. Steam modaks on medium flame. Switch off the flame after 15 to 20 minutes.2016-09-06 09.46.10
  9. Sprinkle some dops of ghee on hot modak.2016-09-06 09.19.342016-09-06 09.43.48
  10. Modak is ready to offer lord Ganesha.2016-09-06 10.20.50

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How to make Sabudana vada (Sago Patties)…

Sabudana vada/ Sago patties

It is mostly made during the fasting time.  It is very easy recipe if you have all the ingredients ready. I used appam patra (Appe pan) to fry Sabudana vada so that it consume less oil and become more healthy.  Here is the recipe of yummy, spicy and crispy Sabudana vada,  I want to share with you all…

Ingredients :

  • 1/2 cup sabudana (Tapioca pearls/ sago)
  • 1/2 cup water to soak sabudana
  • 3 boiled potates
  • 1/2 cup rosted peanuts crushed
  • 7/8 cashew nuts crushed
  • 1 tsp chilli and Ginger paste
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • Sendha namak/ Rock salt as per taste
  • Ghee for frying

Method :

  1. Wash and soak Sabudana for 5/6 hrs in water.
  2. In the soaked sabudana add rosted peanuts (crushed), chilli and ginger paste, cumin seeds, lemon juice and salt.2015-11-29-16-59-58
  3. Mix well.
  4. Add the boiled potatoes for binding the  mixture and make small balls. Add 1 tsp water if required.2016-02-26 14.31.42
  5. Heat appam patra on slow flame. Add few drops ghee and keep balls to fry.2016-02-26 14.29.05
  6. Cover with lid and cook for few minutes.
  7. Turn vadas after one side is done.2016-08-21 17.38.03
  8. Fry on slow frame from both the sides.
  9. Serve yummy Sabudana vada with Coconut Chutney.  2016-02-26-14-26-052016-08-21 17.35.45
  10.   Enjoy…yumm2016-08-21 17.36.27

 

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How to make Instant Bread Gulab Jamun..

Instant  Bread Gulab Jamun. .. ☺☺

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I Never thought that gulab jamun could be made out of bread. It turned out so Soft and moist. Its a Quick and easy method to make jamun with very few ingredients. It is very delicious sweet and can be made from leftover bread…

I am sharing my way of making Bread Gulab Jamun ..

Its a detailed Recipe with step by step pictures. .

Ingredients :

To Make Sugar Syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • Pinch of saffron strands

Other Ingredients :

  • 8 slices of milk bread
  • 2 tsp milk powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Ghee for deep frying

Method:

  1. To make sugar syrup take sugar and water in a pan. Boil it till you get 1 thread consistency on slow flame. 12071770_10208867657879582_333728403_n
  2. Add cardamom powder, lemon juice and saffron strands.12516011_10208867648959359_730214106_n
  3. Remove sides of bread and take only the white part.12325523_10208867661839681_1079262123_o
  4. Add all the white part of the bread into the mixer grinder.12884368_10208867648079337_220801142_n
  5.  Make a fine powder.  It will take only 1 min.12422296_10208867659639626_1645085657_o12442933_10208867648639351_1977315927_n
  6. Add milk powder and milk into the bread mixture and make a dough.12596166_10208867648239341_1128542408_n
  7. Adjust milk quantity to make smooth dough.
  8. Apply some ghee on your palm and make small round shaped balls from the dough.12722418_10208867647559324_1782690749_o
  9. In a deep fry pan heat ghee on medium flame.
  10. Fry the balls on slow flame till it turns golden brown.12721941_10208867647799330_473112481_n
  11. Remove fried Gulab Jamuns from pan and add them into the sugar syrup.12007214_10208868149371869_1047749714_n
  12. Soak in a warm syrup for at least 1 hour.12527778_10208867647519323_1829773082_n
  13. Yummy Bread Gulab Jamun are ready to serve. 12421404_10208867652879457_1787030337_n12721631_10208867650239391_1392848549_n
  14. Enjoy yummy Bread Gulab Jamun….delicious!!

 

I made Shahi Tukda from leftover bread sides and sugar syrup….its yum.

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How to make spicy, Crispy Chakli from Bhajani flour (Bhajanichi Chakali)

Chakli is a favoured snack and is simple to make.. It’s popular savory snack usually made during Diwali. You need to make bhajani flour before making chakli. I used readymade bhajani flour which is available in markets.

Ingredients :

  • 1 Cup Bhajani flour
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/4th tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Carom seeds
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1 Cup Water
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for Frying

Method:

  1. In the heavy bottom pan add water, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt, sesame seeds, cumin Seeds, carom seeds, salt and oil. 12231419_10207922156842647_1736273933_n
  2. Mix well and bring the mixture to a boil and then switch off the flame. 12248674_10207922155642617_1508907396_n
  3. Now add bhajani flour to the mixture and mix well.
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  5. Let it cool down for 30 minutes.
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  7. Now knead the dough well with your hands. Don’t add too much water while kneading the dough. 12248697_10207922155522614_1826515527_n
  8. Now take chakli mold and apply some water inside the mold. Stuff the dough into the maker.12270517_10207979448594905_285093793_n
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  10. Make chakali on foil in circular direction and close both the ends.
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  12. Deep fry the chakli in oil on medium or low flame on both the sides.
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Crispy and spicy Chakli is ready to enjoy!!!

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How to make Crispy Delicious Poha Chivda

Crispy Delicious Poha Chivda

Poha Chivda is spicy and crunchy snack can made any time. It is easy to make and has a very good shelf life.

Our Diwali is incomplete without this. I will share the recipe with you.

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  • 1/2kg Thin Poha
  • 1/4 Cup Ghee or Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Fennel seeds (Badishep)
  • Pinch of Asafetida
  • 7 to 8 Chopped Green Chilies
  • 10/12 Curry leaves
  • 1/2 Cup Peanuts
  • 1/2 Cup Daliya
  • 1/2 Cup Broken Cashew nuts
  • 1/2 Cup Sliced Coconut
  • 1 tsp Powdered Sugar
  • Salt to taste.

Method:

  1. In the heavy bottom pan roast poha on slow flame to make it crispy. When it shrinks slightly, remove from the pan and keep aside. 12200910_10207891117986695_1341360995_n-1
  2. In the same pan heat oil on slow flame.
  3. Add  Mustard seeds, it will start spluttering after that add Cumin seeds and Fennel seeds and Asafoetida.
  4. Add Chopped Green Chilies and Curry leaves.12207988_10207891117346679_1592398025_n-1
  5. Add Peanuts, Daliya, Broken cashew nuts and sliced coconut .
  6. When the peanuts turn light brown, add turmeric powder. 12202126_10207891116786665_171689041_n-1
  7. Add Poha, Powdered Sugar and Salt, mix everything well. Roast everything on slow flame for two mins. 12218120_10207891116746664_706502517_o-1
  8. Now switch off the gas. 12205046_10207891118106698_1389542036_n-1
  9. You can add Murmura or shev as per your choice. It is optional.12211030_10207891116626661_1399523797_o-1
  10. Crispy Delicious Poha Chivda is ready. 12208162_10207891116546659_771159731_n-1

Let Chivda cool for some time. Store in airtight container.

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How to make yummy Mohanthal (With Mawa)

Mohanthal / Gram Flour Fudge / Besan Burfi

It is yummy and delicious in every bite, mouth melting Traditional Gujarati sweet.

It usually make on the festival of Diwali. Not easy to make .kind of tricky recipe.

Ingredients :

To make Gram Flour crumbles:

  • 1 and 1/2 cup coarse gram flour
  • 1/4 cup warm milk
  • 2 tsp Melted Ghee

To Make Sugar Syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg powder
  • Pinch of saffron strands

Other Ingredients :

  • 1/2 cup ghee
  • Mawa (Made out of 1 cup of Milk)
  • Coarse grounded Almond, Pistachio nuts

Method :

  1. Take coarse gram flour in a bowl.  Add warm milk and ghee. Mix well till you get crumbles.
  2. Keep this mixture for at least one hour.
  3. For making Sugar Syrup take Sugar and water in a pan. Boil it till you get 1 thread consistency on slow flame. Add Cardamom Powder,  Nutmeg Powder and Pinch of saffron strands.12516011_10208867648959359_730214106_n-4
  4. Sieve gram flour crumbles with seiver.
  5. On a heavy bottom non stick pan add ghee.
  6. Roast gram flour crumbles on slow flame till golden brown color.14408918_173985256376313_1656903350_n
  7. You will get nice aroma of gram flour.
  8. Once you get dark golden brown colour then add Khoya/Mawa and half part of coarse grounded Almond, Pistachio nuts (keep half part of Coarse grounded Almond, Pistachio nuts for garnishing). ddfdsf
  9. Mix it properly without any lumps.
  10. Now add warm Sugar Syrup and mix properly. sgsgs
  11. On slow flame stir continuously. Cook till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan.14389911_173985259709646_1098297932_n
  12. Now switch off the gas.
  13. Mixture is ready to pour on a greased rectangular or square pan.
  14. Garnish with remaining Coarse grounded Almond, Pistachio nuts.
  15. Run a knife to cut mohanthal in to pieces before it cooling down.14389729_173985263042979_683785458_n
  16. Allow it to cool and set.
  17. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator…

Enjoy Traditional Gujarati Sweet….yum yum.

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How to make Crispy Namak Pare (Khari Shankarpali)…

My kids favourite snack Namak pare (Khari Shankarpali ) .

It is easy to make, crispy snack recipe. Make and enjoy with cup of tea.

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup All purpose flour (Maida)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black pepper powder 
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Water as required

Method:

  1. Take all purpose flour, cumin seeds, black pepper powder and salt in a bowl. 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.
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  6. Other side heat the oil in a pan on slow or medium heat for frying namak pare.
  7. Once again knee the dough. Divide it and make big circle with rolling pin.
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  9. Cut into diamond or square shape using cutter or knife.
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  11. Keep pieces on dry cloth.
  12. Once oil is hot enough, add pieces of namak pare in the oil.14374643_10210509447323292_172115109_o
  13. Fry till it become golden brown on slow flame.
  14. Remove it on paper towel and let it cool.14429290_10210509447403294_145229764_n
  15. Then can keep in a airtight container.
  16. Enjoy with tea !!!!!

 

 

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How to make perfect yummy Semolina Pudding/ Suji Halwa (Ravyacha Sheera)

This is my first post and want to start with some sweet to add on my blog. Everyones all time favourite Suji Halwa is a very quick and easy dessert to make. It is made on auspicious occasions like Satyanarayan pooja.

 My kids loved it and demand me to make it again and again. Here is the recipe want to share with u all…

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup suji (semolina)
  • 1 cup ghee
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup hot milk
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts like cashews and almonds
  • Some Raisins

Method:

  1. Boil milk and water, and keep aside.
  2. Heat ghee in a pan on slow flame.
  3. Add suji and roast till it change its colour to light golden brown.12546105_10208336959932465_737378055_o
  4. In that add crushed nuts and  roast for a min.12507001_10208336954212322_1908585334_n
  5. Its time to pour hot milk and hot water carefully as it splutters. Add more hot water if required.12506990_10208336919771461_1858603432_n
  6. Mix well and let it simmer for 1-2 min.
  7. Suji will soak all the water.
  8. Now add sugar and mix well till it leave the edge of the pan.12571353_10208336956852388_919100517_n
  9. Finally add cardamom powder and raisins.12544697_10208336965252598_662967823_o
  10. Keep for some time then serve.

Perfect Satyanarayan Prasad Suji Halwa is ready….enjoy!!!

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