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 Khoya/ Mawa….

Mawa can be used in many more indian sweet..

Recipe showing step by step…

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup Milk

Method:

  1. On a heavy bottom non stick pan add milk.   12197239_10207878192543567_129838347_o
  2. Bring it to boil on slow flame.
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  4. Stir in between to avoid burning at the bottom of pan.       12211254_10207878192423564_606724980_o
  5. Khoya is ready to use in various sweets..

 

 

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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 Eggless Banana Cake

Ripe bananas can make a very yummy, light and spongy Banana Cake. A very ripe banana can be used as a substitute for an egg.

It is very easy to make. It is a very good snack for kids or can be accompany with a cup of tea.. ..

Ingredients :

  • 1 and 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2/3rd cup oil or melted butter
  • 4 medium sized ripe bananas
  • Pinch of  Salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 drops of red food colouring  (Optional)
  • Powder sugar for decoration only.

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven at 170 to 180 degree C.
  2. You can use mixer grinder or hand blender to blend all the ingredients quick and easily.
  3. Peel and chop bananas and add it in to a blender.
  4. Add sugar, oil and vanilla essence. Make a smooth paste.
  5. Sieve all dry ingredients. All purpose flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda and Salt.
  6. Now in a bigger bowl add dry ingredients into wet ingredients in a small batch.  Mix with cut and fold method.
  7. Add red colour drops. Mix well. cake 1
  8. Grease a 8” Baking tray with oil. Place butter paper/ parchment paper on the bottom of the tray or dust with flour.
  9. Pour the batter and tap gently to remove air bubbles.
  10. Place the tray inside an oven. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.cake2
  11. To check if it is cooked, insert a tooth pick and it should come out clean.
  12. Let it cool. Dust icing sugar.cake3

 

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Enjoy.. cake with tea…yum yum….

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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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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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