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How to make quick mixed vegetable Pulao ?

Quick mixed Vegetable Pulao ?

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This one pot meal is very easy to make and very well goes with raita, pickle, papad, dal or any kind of gravy dish. I used a pressure cooker to make this delicious pulao ?

Here is the recipe will share with you….

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 tbsp ghee/ oil
  • Pinch of asafoetida
  • Whole Spices – 1 bay leaf, 1 cinnamon stick, 4 cloves, 4 black pepper corns
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 small tomato
  • 1 potato diced
  • 1 carrot diced
  • 1/2 capsicum diced
  • 7/8 french beans cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup green peas
  • 1/2 tsp ginger- chilli Paste
  • 1 tbsp pulao masala
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 2 cups hot water
  • Salt to taste

Method :

  1. Firstly rinse and then soak basmati rice in water for half an hour and then drain them.
  2. Heat ghee in pressure cooker on slow flame.
  3. Add cumin seeds. let it become brown, then add bay leaf and asafoetida.
  4. Add cinnamon stick, cloves, black pepper corns, ginger-chilli paste and finely chopped tomato and saute it.
  5. Add turmeric powder, pulao masala.
  6. Add all vegetables like potato, capsicum, carrot, french beans, green peas and mix well.
  7. Add drained rice and saute until all rice coated with all spices.
  8. Add water, garam masala powder and salt and let it boil on medium flame.13599616_10209796356176459_1801437546_n
  9. When water starts boiling, cover with lid.
  10. After 2 whistles, switch off the flame and let it cool down.
  11. Serve hot and garnish with coriander leaves.13533276_838178612954598_2852717108411904946_n

Yummy  mixed Vegetable Pulao is ready to eat with cucumber-tomato raita.

Enjoy!!!!!14233172_165236393917866_1244683424231644920_n

 

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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 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 Sol kadhi (Kokum Curry)

Sol kadhi is a delicious curry which can serve with rice or any non veg dish like mutton or chicken curry. This curry can be drunk after finishing your food for digestion. It is made from kokum and coconut..

Simple recipe of making sol kadhi with few ingredients as follows….

Ingredients :

  • 1 Fresh Grated Coconut
  • 6 to 8 Dried Kokum Petals
  • 1/2 cup Hot Water
  • 5/6 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 small Green Chillies
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped coriander for Garnish

Method:

  1. Soak Kokum Petals in a hot water for around 3 to 4 hours or overnight to make kokum juice.2016-01-21 11.14.10
  2. In a Mixer grinder add garlic cloves, green chillies, cumin seeds and grated coconut.
  3. Add 1/2 cup water. Grind it and make fine paste. Strain coconut milk with the strainer.
  4. Add 1/2 cup water again and mix well. stain coconut milk again. Do this procedure 2/3 times to get thick coconut milk with the flavour of chilli garlic and cumin.
  5. Add salt to taste.
  6. Now add Kokum juice and mix well.2016-01-10 19.47.46
  7. You can use ready made Kokam Aagal also to make sol kadi.2016-01-21 11.13.43
  8. Garnish with chopped coriander.2016-01-10 19.54.23
  9. Yummy and delicious sol kadi is ready. 12968711_10209066290805281_893461114_n
  10. Serve chilled.    12442707_10209066291045287_2086381811_n

Enjoy yummy sol kadhi with spicy Kombdi-Vade…..its delicious!!

 

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How to make Chicken Curry with Flat Fried Indian Bread/ Multigrain puri (Kombadi Vade) …..

Kombadi Vade / Malvani Kombdi Vade ?

This spicy chicken curry is very simple to make in maharashtrian style using roasted coconut. Taste delicious with Vade (fried flat bread) mainly known as “Kombdi- Vade”. I learned this from my mother. Its all time favourite in our house. I want to share this simple recipe with you all….

Recipe for Chicken Curry as follows….

Ingredients :

  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • Whole Spices – 2 Bay Leafs, 1 Cinnamon Stick, 4 Cloves, 4 Black Pepper corns
  • Pinch of Asafoetida
  • 2 Medium sized Onions
  • 1/2 kg Whole Chicken pieces
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Malvani Masala
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1/2 cup Grated Coconut (Dry/ Fresh)
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped Coriander for garnish

Method:

  1. Heat oil in a heavy bottom non stick pan. Add Bay Leafs, Cinnamon Stick,  Cloves,  Black Pepper corns, pinch of Asafoetida and chopped onions. Saute till it become golden brown.12506674_10208289540907019_1877117718_n
  2. Add Ginger Garlic paste and saute it.
  3. Now add Red Chilli Powder, Malvani Masala, Turmeric Powder, Coriander powder, Cumin powder and salt to taste and mix well.12467738_10208289542187051_679626884_n
  4. Add Chicken pieces and coat well with mixture.12483824_10208289541587036_1574439705_n
  5. Add 1 cup hot water. Keep lid and cook on slow flame.
  6. Another side in a small pan dry roast coconut on slow flame. After cooling down grind in a smooth  paste.12467759_10208289540787016_2093856756_n
  7. After the chicken is cooked, add coconut paste in chicken, and simmer on slow flame.
  8. Add lemon juice and mix well.12511588_10208289541307029_488730581_n
  9. Adjust water and spices as per your curry’s thickness.
  10. Sprinkle Garam Masala and garnish with coriander leaves on your curry after the chicken is cooked and switch off the flame.12506644_10208289541147025_979342850_n
  11. Spicy Chicken Curry is ready to serve with Vade, Chapati, Phulka, Naan, Bread or White Rice .12498853_10208295034844364_1162754723_n

 

 

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 Chilli Tofu/ Paneer….

Chili Tofu/ Paneer..☺

It is a Tangy, spicy and yummy indo-chinese dish. Deep fried tofu/Paneer and then stir fried in sos.

I made this dish for my hubby as he loves Tofu..

Recipe of Chilli Tofu/ Paneer as follows…

Ingredients :

For deep frying the Tofu/ Paneer :

  • 100 gram Tofu/ Paneer
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp All purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp Corn flour
  • Oil for deep frying Tofu/ Paneer

For Gravy:

  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 3/4 Finely chopped Garlic
  • 2/3 Green chillies, slit
  • 6/7 chopped Spring Onion Bulb
  • 1 medium Onion Chopped in square pieces
  • 1 medium Green Capsicum Chopped in square pieces
  • 1 medium Red Capsicum Chopped in square pieces
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbs Chilli Sos
  • 1 tbs Dark Soya Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp vinegar
  • Green spring onion for garnishing
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp Black pepper powder
  • Salt to taste

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Method:

  1. In a big cloth cover tofu and put some heavy weight on it. All excess water will drain off  in the cloth. Cut in square pieces with a knife .
  2. In bowl take 1/2 tsp black pepper powder, salt, all purpose flour and cornflour. Mix well.
  3. Add Tofu/ Paneer cubes and toss them in the bowl and coat them with flour.
  4. In a deep fry pan heat oil on medium flame. Fry tofu pieces on slow flame and keep aside .
  5.  Be ready with all ingredients before you start to make the gravy.
  6. In a wok add oil on the high flame, add garlic and chillies. Stir for 1 minute.12287596_10207998320826699_1087058526_o
  7. Add Spring Onion Bulb, Chopped Onion, Green Capsicum and Red Capsicum. 12287272_10207998318986653_312646748_o12290414_10207998322026729_952272443_o
  8. Add sugar, chilli sos, dark soya sauce, vinegar, red chilli powder, black pepper powder, salt, water and simmer.12294966_10207998320106681_393246897_o12311649_10207998320466690_1929899248_o
  9. Add some water in left over flour and make a fine paste. Add it into gravy.It will  thicken your gravy.12311840_10207998320946702_1837280564_o12295732_10207998319266660_2096135558_o
  10. Now add fried tofu pieces.12311550_10207998319746672_614471290_o
  11. Add salt to taste and Mix well.
  12. Garnish with spring onion pieces.12311341_10207998320026679_1921435177_o
  13. Hot and Spicy Chilli Tofu/ Paneer is ready to serve.12821959_10208774236784113_364019405_n

Enjoy with white Rice or Fried Rice …12834519_10208774236984118_321072507_n

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How to make simple yet delicious Jeera Rice (Cumin Rice)..

Jeera rice is an aromatic Basmati rice flavoured with cumin seeds.

It is easy to make and very well goes with dal tadka, dal fry or any kind of gravy dish.

Here is the recipe will share with you all….

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup Basmati Rice
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 small Onions
  • 2 cups Hot Water
  • Salt to taste

Method :

  1. Firstly rinse and then soak basmati Rice in water for half an hour and then drain them.
  2. Heat ghee in a pan on slow flame.
  3. Add cumin seeds. let it get brown colour, then add Bay leaf.
  4. Add finely chopped onions and saute until it turn light brown.
  5. Add drained rice and saute until all rice coated with ghee.12647706_10208475279790375_1771926750_n12650431_10208475279870377_137719628_n
  6. Add water and salt and let it boil on medium flame.12631200_10208475279590370_1342697493_o
  7. when water starts boiling then lower the heat and covered with lid.12637287_10208475279550369_1636951053_o
  8. cook until the rice get cooked.

Yummy Jeera rice is ready to eat with any curry or daal..

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