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How to make Methi Ghavan/ Fenugreek Rice Dosa..

Methi Ghavan/ Fenugreek Rice Dosa ?

Its a kind of a soft pancake.  Quick and easy to make with just a few ingredients. Its a easy breakfast or snack item. Added small twist in Maharashtrian Rice Ghavan / Dosa . . ..?

My way of making ghavan is as follows.. .

Before making ghavan you need to prepare rice flour as follows..

  1. Wash and drain rice.
  2. Dry it completely.
  3. Grind coarsely in flour mill.
  4. Rice flour is ready to use.

 

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 2 tsp semolina (Suji)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fenugreek leaves
  • 1 tsp ginger chilli paste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 to 1 and 1/2 cup water
  • oil for greasing

Method:

  1. In a big bowl take rice flour. Add finely chopped fenugreek leaves, Semolina, ginger chilli paste, salt to taste and mix well.
  2. Add water and make smooth paste with no lumps. Adjust the consistency of the mixture to make a watery batter.
  3. Add oil and mix properly and keep aside for half an hour.13511455_10209695659059094_1943507988_n
  4. Heat a non stick tava or dosa pan on medium flame.
  5. Pour batter on pan after heated properly.13510647_10209695658939091_1453667230_n
  6. After 2 to 3 mins try to flip it. It will remove from the sides.13521149_10209695659099095_480092804_n
  7. Methi Ghavan is ready to serve with any sos, Green coconut chutney or any curry.12822975_10208767063844794_118794524_o13521212_10209695659219098_53098999_n13487867_10209695658979092_622513075_n13522418_10209695659179097_2136990454_n

 

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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 Instant Suji Dhokla…

Instant Suji Dhokla easy, quick and yummy. …white dhokla.

Here is the recipe of yummy, spicy and soft Suji Dhokla,  I want to share with you..

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup fine suji/ semolina
  • 1/2 cup curd
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp chilli and ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 pkt Fruit salt (Eno)
  • Salt to taste

For tempering and serving:

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 7/8 curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

Method :

  1. Take suji in a big bowl. Add curd, oil, chilli ginger paste, lemon juice, sugar and salt. 12825539_10208796169132408_529115289_n
  2. Add water and mix well. Keep for 30 minutes.1931925_10208796168332388_613098662_n
  3. Add eno fruit salt mix well.12226405_10208796168772399_387707092_n1462006_10208796169812425_121122406_n12834688_10208796167652371_1850467950_n
  4. Heat 2 cups of water in a steamer or big broad pan. Grease plate with oil. Pour batter into the greased plate.12477002_10208796170212435_1004551587_o
  5. Steam for around 15 to 20 minutes.12443316_10208796170652446_1576065671_o
  6. To check, insert a tooth pick and it should come out clean.
  7. After cooling down cut Dhokla into square pieces using a knife.
  8. In a small tadka pan heat oil on slow flame. Add mustard seeds and let it splutter. Now Add cumin seeds, sesame seeds, curry leaves and fry for seconds.12443350_10208774236504106_1348967990_o
  9. Pour tempering over dhokla. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.  10366051_10208794240444192_5183942207945454502_n

Yummy  dhokla is ready to serve..

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How to make Eggless Tutti Frutti Cooker 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.
  6. Add tutti frutti in cake batter.12784277_10208677536206659_987581500_n
  7. Mix well.12769640_10208677535926652_280237225_n
  8. Grease a 7 to 8” pan with oil and dust with flour.12767207_10208677536006654_528883073_n
  9. Pour the batter and tap gently to remove air bubbles. Arrange tutti frutti on top.12787472_10208677536086656_759020462_o
  10. Use big size Aluminium coooker and pot. Remove gasket and whistle on the lid of your Pressure Cooker ( I used normal dish to cover). Do not add any water.
  11. Heat cooker on medium heat for 5 minutes.
  12. Place the stand and then place pot inside the cooker. Cover with lid.12788327_10208677535806649_1672830842_o20160619_173551
  13. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes on low heat. Check in between.. 12787081_10208677537526692_432967450_o
  14. To check if it is cooked, insert a tooth pick and it should come out clean.12767393_10208677537486691_8216671_n
  15. Let it cool and then cut into pieces.12784380_10208677537606694_941020394_n
  16. Enjoy cake with a cup of tea…yum.12803999_10208677538286711_1534733116_n12804541_10208677537566693_1702868405_n

 

Note: A pressure cooker is not meant for baking. High heat may cause parts of cooker deteriorate a bit.

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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 Rice Ghavan

Rice Ghavan is a maharashtrian dish. Its a kind of a soft pancake . Quick and delicious ghavan can be made with just a few ingredients. Its a easy breakfast or snack item. My way of making ghavan is as follows..

Ingredients :

  • 1/2 cup Rice flour
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1 to 1 and 1/2 cup water
  • oil to grease the tawa

Method:

  1. Before making ghavan you need to prepare rice flour as followes..
    • Wash and drain rice.
    • Dry it completely.
    • Grind coarsely in flour mill.
    • Rice flour is ready to use.
  2. In a big bowl take rice flour. Add salt to taste and mix well.
  3. Add water and make smooth paste with no lumps. Adjust the consistency of the mixture to make a watery batter.
  4. Add oil and mix properly and keep aside for half an hour.12583845_10208419832524228_1603658257_n
  5. Heat a non stick tawa or dosa pan on medium flame. Grease the tawa with oil.
  6. Pour batter on pan after heated properly.12575709_10208419832284222_1709653569_n
  7. After 2 to 3 mins try to flip it. It will remove from the sides.12596909_10208419832644231_1725304191_o
  8. Ghavan is ready to serve with Green coconut chutney or any curry.12822975_10208767063844794_118794524_o

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How to make Crispy and Spicy Thalipeeth..

Thalipeeth is a Maharashtrian dish. Its type of savoury pancake. This is made of using different flours. Add vegetables like cabbage, cucumber or Bottle gourd (Lauki) instead of onion to get varities in Thalipeeth.

Simple to make but before making Thalipeeth you need to be ready with Bhajni flour.

Recipe For Bhajani  Flour as follows….

Ingredients:

  • 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. Dry it completely.
  2. Dry roast all the Ingredients one by one till it change the colour.
  3. Grind all ingredients in flour mill.
  4. Bhajani flour is ready to use.

 

Recipe for making  Thalipeeth is as follows…

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Bhajani Flour
  • 1/4 cup Wheat Flour
  • Pinch of Asafoetida
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup Boiled water
  • Warm water to knead the dough
  • 2/3 Green Chillies finely chopped (Optional if you want more spicy)

Method :

  1. Take Bhajani flour in a big bowl.
  2. Add Wheat Flour, Oil, Cumin Seeds, Sesame Seeds, Red Chilli Powder, Turmeric Powder, Pinch of Asafoetida and Salt to taste. Mix well.12583746_10208365883255530_508367287_n12576054_10208365883135527_84109906_n
  3.  Pour boiled water, mix and keep aside for 15 mins.12516198_10208365882895521_1656690380_n
  4. Add finely chopped onion and coriander leaves. 12571311_10208365883175528_49124759_n
  5. Mix well.12546295_10208365882455510_1187185702_o
  6. Add warm water and make dough, not too soft/ hard.12607007_10208365882255505_1913554912_n
  7. Make small balls from the dough.12540365_10208365882095501_883290852_n
  8. Apply few drops of oil on plastic and place a ball.
  9. Flatten that ball with your fingers.12540035_10208365881895496_545110663_n
  10. Heat oil in a deep kadhai or pan on medium flame.
  11. Add Thalipeeth in the oil.12571057_10208365881695491_1105700262_n12539971_10208365882015499_1249465754_n
  12. Flip both the sides and cook till it get nice golden brown colour on slow flame.12576065_10208365881655490_1840342423_n
  13. Drain Thalipeeth on paper towel after it done. 12571342_10208365881615489_808713516_nCrispy and Spicy Thalipeeth is ready to serve with any butter, sos, chutney or yogurt. 13322200_821884707917322_8231903149316224397_n2016-01-18 09.39.12

 

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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 Perfect no fail Eggless Vanilla Sponge Cake…

  1. Preheat your oven at 170 to 180 degree C.
  2. You can use hand blender to blend all the ingredients quick and easily.
  3. Take the curd in a big bowl,  add sugar, vinegar, oil, milk and vanilla essence. Make a smooth paste.
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  5. Sieve all the dry ingredients.
  6. All purpose flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda.12231580_10207955620399215_327691538_n
  7. 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
  8. Mix well. Add milk if batter is too thick.
  9. Grease a 8” Baking tray with oil. Place butter paper/ parchment paper on the bottom of the tray or dust with flour.
  10. Pour the batter and tap gently to remove air bubbles.12782541_10208676093450591_202718980_n
  11. Place the tray inside an oven. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
  12. To check if it is cooked, insert a tooth pick and it should come out clean.12769650_10208676093930603_23541424_n
  13. Let it cool and Enjoy cake with tea…yum yum.12769469_10208676093330588_983350458_n12788236_10208676094530618_404050384_n12782074_10208676093370589_1163950871_n12769615_10208676094130608_1657261782_n

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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.

Ingredients : 14875308_10210894883678960_188752485_n

  • 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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