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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 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 Kesar Khoya Modak

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A modak is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet, and is said to be Ganesha’s favourite sweet. There are different types of modaks. I made a different variety of modak on the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi to offer my Bappa…

I am sharing my way of making Kesar Khoya Modak .

Here is the recipe for you all

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup khoya
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup warm milk
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 10 to 12 saffron stands

Method :14194260_10210384707164866_555627785_n-2

  1. Take warm milk in a bowl. Add saffron stands and keep aside for 10 mins.
  2. Heat a heavy bottom non stick pan on slow flame.
  3. Add crumbled khoya and roast for around 2 minutes.
  4. Add sugar, cardamom powder and saffron milk.
  5. Mix it properly until there are no lumps.
  6. On a slow flame, stir continuously.
  7. Cook till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan.
  8. Now switch off the gas and let it cool completely.
  9. Now take modak mould and fill it with mixture. Press hardly and make shapes gently…
  10. Modaks are ready to offer to God Ganesha ..14237562_162910757483763_5741023447422596544_n1-2 14194193_10210384711804982_58488417_n-2
  11. To store, put it in an airtight container, and then into the refrigerator.

Enjoy yummy and delicious modak

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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 yummy Coconut Burfi..

Coconut Burfi is 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
  • 1/2 tsp pink food colour (Optional)
  • 2 tbsp coarse grounded almond, pistachio nuts

For Garnishing

  • 2 tbsp coarse grounded almonds and pistachios nuts
  • 2 tbsp desiccated coconut

Method :

  1. Heat 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 slow flame stir continuously.
  5. Add ghee and coarse grounded almond, 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. Mixture is ready to pour on a greased rectangular or square pan.2016-08-18 11.41.04
  9. Garnish with coarse grounded almond, pistachio nuts and desiccated coconut .
  10. Run a knife to cut Coconut Burfi in to pieces as it is cooling down.
  11. Allow it to cool and set.
  12. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator.2016-08-18 10.20.11

Enjoy yummy and delicious Coconut Burfi 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 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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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 Veggie Open Toast ?

Veggie Open Toast ?

It is a quick and easy breakfast item. A good snack for anyone when in a hurry.

I am sharing my way of making yummy Veggie Open Toast the easy way…

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup roasted suji/ semolina
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1 cup curd
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp ginger chilli paste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped tomato
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped capsicum
  • 1/2 cup grated carrot
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 6 to 8 white or brown bread slices
  • Butter or ghee to grease the tawa

Method:

  1.  Take roasted suji in a big bowl. Add rice flour, curd, oil, cumin seeds, turmeric powder, ginger chilli paste, chilli powder, onion, tomato, capsicum, carrot, coriander leaves and salt. mix well. Add water until the mixture thickens and keep aside for 15 mins.13819352_10209948580141963_535281151_n
  2. Spread veggie mixture on bread slice properly.
  3. Heat non stick tawa or pan on slow flame and spread some butter.
  4.  Place bread slice on tawa. Put it mixture side down.
  5. After 2 minutes spread butter and flip onto the other side.
  6. Roast both the sides on slow flame.13820362_10209948579221940_663773279_n
  7. Cut it and serve with tomato ketchup or chutney.13823399_10209948579581949_773819411_n
  8. Enjoy ..yum13814997_10209948579261941_1438704409_n

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