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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 Instant Pineapple Sweet and Spicy Pickle …

Pinapple Sweet and Spicy Pickle

Tried something different and it turned out awesome..

It is a yummy and delicious in taste. You can serve this pickle with any snack item, bread or paratha.  Its a quick and easy recipe of pickle.

Sharing simple recipe with you all….

Ingredients :

  • 1 Pineapple cut into small pieces
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 4 to 6 Cloves
  • Pinch of Asafoetida
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Fenugreek seeds
  • 1 to 2 Dry red chilies
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri Red chilli powder
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder

Method:

  1. Cut pineapple into small pieces and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan on slow flame.
  3. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter.
  4. Now add fenugreek seeds and let them change the colour.
  5. Now add cinnamon stick, cloves, asafoetida and dry red chillies.
  6. Mix well.2016-02-16 15.53.14
  7. Add pinapple pieces, red chilli powder, salt and mix well to coat all the spices to the pieces.14184404_873040316135094_2401136765016157230_n
  8. Now add sugar, cardamom powder and mix well.
  9. Simmer on slow flame till pineapple pieces get cooked.
  10. Keep stirring.
  11. Add lemon juice and bring it to boil for around 5 minutes.2016-08-24 12.23.17.jpg
  12. Adjust spices as per your taste.
  13. Switch off the flame and let it cool completely.14079703_873040289468430_9036465913169788071_n
  14. Store in an airtight container or bottle. You can refrigerate it for better shelf life.

Sweet, Tangy and Spicy Pineapple Pickle is ready to eat with Bread, Chapati, Phulka or any type of Paratha….yum14079595_873040256135100_3958877542741320412_n

Enjoy !!!!!!

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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 Kurkuri Bhindi / Crispy Ladyfinger/ Okra Fry?

? Kurkuri Bhindi / Crispy Ladyfinger/ Okra Fry?

Crispy deep fried okra served as a delicious side dish and can compliment any curry or rice. Its very easy to make. It is basically okra coated with flour, spices and shallow/ deep fry. It is one of the best starters anytime.

I am sharing my way of making yummy  Kurkuri Bhindi  the easy way…

Ingredients :

  • 20 to 25 medium Okra/ Bhindi
  • 1 tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp  chaat masala
  • 1/2 tsp amchur/ dry mango powder
  • 4 tbsp gram flour/ Besan
  • 1 tbsp rice flour
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep/ shallow fry

Method:

  1. Wash okra properly and tap it with a dry cloth.
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  3. Slit in between and make pieces.
  4. Coat okra with all dry ingrediants (kashmiri red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder,  chaat masala, amchur powder, besan, rice flour and  salt to taste.)
  5. Heat oil in heavy bottom pan on medium flame.xxxx
  6. Fry okra on medium flame till it become golden brown.
  7. Sprinkle chaat masala before serve.

 

Spicy and crispy Kurkuri Bhindi is ready to eat…yummm

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How to make Wheat Flour Pudding (Pithacha Sheera/ Aate ka Halwa)..

13895232_853908298048296_6592502174978632309_nEveryone’s all time favourite Aate ka Halwa is a very healthy dessert to make. It is made on auspicious occasions or festivals.

 My kids request me to make it again and again. I am sharing a simple way of making this quick and easy dessert …

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup Wheat flour (Aata preferably coarsely ground)
  •  3/4 cup Ghee
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Milk + 1 cup Water
  • Pinch of  Cardamom powder
  • 1 tbs chopped nuts like cashews and almond
  • Some Raisins

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  1. Make hot milk and water, and keep aside.
  2. Heat ghee in a pan on slow flame.
  3. Add wheat flour and roast till it change its colour to brown.
  4. In that add crushed nuts and  roast for a min.
  5. Its time to pour hot milk and hot water carefully as it splutters. Add more hot water if required.
  6. Mix well and let it simmer for 1-2 min.
  7. Wheat flour will soak all the water and milk.
  8. Now add sugar and mix well till it leave the edge of the pan.
  9. Finally add cardamom powder and raisins.14199181_157706901337482_6715876555925019377_n
  10. Keep for some time then serve.

Aate ka Halwa is ready to eat….enjoy!!!

 

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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 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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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 Kairi Panha/ Raw Mango drink?

Kairi Panha / Raw Mango drink?

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It is cool, refreshing and energetic drink at any time. This natural and traditional Maharashtrian drink is very easy to make. Here is a simple recipe of Kairi Panha  with only a few ingredients as follows….

Ingredients :

  • 2 raw mangoes
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • Salt taste
  • 2 cup cold water
  • Some ice cubes
  • Mint leaves for garnishing

Method:

  1. Wash Mangoes properly and and pressure cook them.
  2. After cooling down peel the skin and remove it and seed till you are left with mango pulp.
  3. In a mixer grinder add raw mango pulp, sugar, cardamom powder and salt.
  4. Add 1/2 cup water. Grind it and make fine paste.13595894_10209811264429156_1484072481_n
  5. Strain mixture with the strainer.
  6. Add water and mix well.
  7. Adjust sweetness asper the taste.
  8. Garnish with ice cubes and mint leaves.
  9. Yummy and delicious  Kairi Panha is ready.
  10. Serve chilled.13624716_10209811264309153_1856535727_n

Enjoy yummy  Kairi Panha !!!

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