Monday, 25 September 2017

DUDHI BASUNDI

Dudhi Basundi, a delicious thickened and creamier dessert is perfect for any fast or served on any festive occasion. Stewed grated bottle gourd in ghee and milky goodness, the final results give you creamier spoonful dessert with the warmth of cardamom and saffron and crunch from the pistachio and almond mix.

Savour this scrumptious Dudhi Basundi on any fasting day or as a perfect dessert for any festive occasion. This sweetened and creamy pudding is prepared with milk, grated bottle gourd, sugar and infused with aromatic spices such as cardamom and nutmeg powder. Then this chilled and divine Dudhi Basundi is lovingly adorned with pistachio and almond slivers, saffron threads and edible 24ct, gold leaf!

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Moriyo Vada

Moriyo Vada, low-fat but super delicious farali dish prepared with Barnyard Millet, various farali flours and spices and cooked with less oil in a panniyaram pan. But one can deep fry too.

Moriyo Vada, are low-fat, crispy and delicious fritters made with barnyard millet aka Samo or Vrat ke chawal and cooked with very little oil. Although these vadas are made with farali ingredients and consumed during fasting season, one can enjoy any time of the year without observing fast too!

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Farali Dudhi/Lauki Thepla

One more farali treat from my kitchen to yours, Farali Dudhi/Lauki Thepla. This delicious and tasty thepla is on the healthier side as I have included healthy ingredients such as Dudhi/Lauki or bottle gourd.


Tasty and healthy doodhi farali thepla is so easy to prepare. These delicious farali theplas made with a combination of freshly grated dudhi, mixed farali flours and spices.

 Serve these with Farali Dum Aloo, Potato and Peanut Bhaji, Ratalu Sabji or Fruit and Nut raita.

Although we fast, we still gorge on food..that's the Hindu religion for you! It is flexible, there are no hard and fast rules to follow. Oh yes there are rules but you are allowed to bend them according to your needs, how cool is that!!

Tasty and healthy doodhi farali thepla is so easy to prepare. These delicious farali theplas made with a combination of freshly grated dudhi, mixed farali flours and spices.

We (minus me) observe fast almost 10 days of the month, certain days of the week is marked for fasting, almost on every festival we fast yet we cook and devour zillion treats. As soon as the fasting season is in the air foodies are always on a hunt for something new or adventurous.

FARALI DOODHI/LAUKI THEPLA


Tasty and healthy doodhi farali thepla is so easy to prepare. These delicious farali theplas made with a combination of freshly grated dudhi, mixed farali flours and spices.

A few months back, I observed fast for some personal reason, and I was trying some healthy farali recipes and tried many, some worked and a few straight away got in a queue to come on the blog. So I generally prepare Rajgira Thepla or Kuttu Ka paratha, but this time to make healthier added grated doodhi and few extra spices and herbs. The result was splendid, so here I am with Farali Dudhi/Lauki Thepla! A perfect dish you to try during Navratri or any other fasting season.

Enjoy fasting the healthy way!


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Farali thepla, vrat ka khana, doodhi, lauki, navratri food, upwas ka khana, kuttu ka aata, buckwheat flour, amaranth flour
Lunch, brunch, dinner, vrat ka khana,
Gujarati
Yield: 6 thepla

Farali Dudhi/Lauki Thepla

Tasty and healthy doodhi farali thepla is so easy to prepare. These delicious farali theplas made with a combination of freshly grated dudhi, mixed farali flours and spices.
prep time: 5 minscook time: 10 minstotal time: 15 mins

ingredients

  • 1 bowl Mixed farali flour + dusting
  • 2 Tbsp. Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup Grated dudhi-lauki
  • 1/2 or 1/4 Ripe banana mashed
  • 1 Tbsp. Green chilli-ginger paste
  • per taste Farali salt
  • 2 Tbsp. Freshly chopped coriander
  • 2 Tbsp. Roasted peanut powder
  • Pinch Sugar (optional)
  • Oil for shallow fry

instructions

  1. In a big bowl add all the ingredients except oil, and knead a semi-soft dough.
  2. You won't need any water to knead the dough as doodhi will release some moisture. 
  3. Divide the dough into equal portions and shape into a ball.
  4. Dust the flour on working surface, first roll one ball into a circle. Heat griddle or tawa on a medium heat.
  5. Place a theplu on the griddle and cook for 20 seconds, or until the top starts to brown and slightly bubble. 
  6. Turn the theplu over using a spatula, apply little oil and continue cooking for about 30 seconds, or until brown spots appear.
  7. Flip it over one more time and, using the spatula and apply oil, carefully press down all over.
  8. Turn over again and repeat on the other side until you have the desired crispiness.
  9. Keep each paratha warm, while you repeat to cook them all.
  10. Serve hot. Enjoy with farali aloo ki sabji, raita , Chutney, yogurt or tea.Enjoy!

NOTES:

Mix farali flour contains amaranth, buckwheat and water chestnut flours. ( Rajharo, kuttu and shingoda)
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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Kesar Malai Peda

Kesar Malai Peda is a scrumptious which is prepared with paneer, khoya and sugar and flavoured with Saffron. These can be made at home for any festive occasions.

If you are a Jabra (great) fan of Indian Sweets, you are reading the right post! Kesar Malai Peda or Milky Saffron Fudge, is one of the most popular rich Indian confectionaries. Prepare these and bring them to any festive occasion or celebrations and see how your festivity becomes even more joyous and delightful. These are simply divine and scrumptious, I bet these have to be everyone's favourite! These magnificent looking Kesar Malai Peda are ideal for Prasad. Ideal for fasting as these are made without cornflour.

Kesar Malai Peda is a scrumptious which is prepared with paneer, khoya and sugar and flavoured with Saffron. These can be made at home for any festive occasions.

India is a land of many festivals, celebrations, and traditions, almost every day is a celebration day. And from today every Hindu across the globe will be celebrating a very popular festival 'Navratri' (Nine Nights), it is the longest festival in the world. A festival in which the celebrations involve devotion and fervour. This festival is dedicated to Goddess Durga and celebrations lasts for nine days. Throughout the world, Indians celebrate this festival with their own traditions and beliefs but in nowhere performed with more panache and zeal than in the Indian state of Gujarat. The people of Gujarat are known as Gujarati. The Western state of Gujarat is the only state that erupts into nine-night dance festival aka Dandiya Raas or Garba.

Kesar Malai Peda is a scrumptious which is prepared with paneer, khoya and sugar and flavoured with Saffron. These can be made at home for any festive occasions.

There is one thing about any Gujarati, No matter whenever they travel in the world or settle in any corner of this globe they take a piece of Gujarat with them and as the Navratri festival approaches, revellers away from their home country always manage to find ways of celebrating. And I am no different to them. Every Navratri season me and my daughter can't wait to deck up in traditional dresses called 'Chaniya Choli' and pick a dandiya for a great night.

This year is not going to be the same, as my father passed away a few months back in India, so we are not going to celebrate major festivals for next 12 months, but will perform small pooja at home instead.

Kesar Malai Peda is a scrumptious which is prepared with paneer, khoya and sugar and flavoured with Saffron. These can be made at home for any festive occasions.

Indian pooja and ceremonies are always incomplete without Prasad ( sweet food offered to god). Recently we performed a couple of religious ceremonies and my daughter made these kesar malai peda all on her own from scratch - all the way from making homemade paneer to shaping the peda. So glad she is learning to make Indian sweets too. It oozed with saffron flavours, perfect for a dessert after an Indian meal.

                           Wishing all readers a wonderful and joyous Navratri!

More Peda Recipes:- Badam Salted Caramel Peda | Kesar Mawa Peda | Mathura Ke Pede


Kesar Malai Peda is a scrumptious which is prepared with paneer, khoya and sugar and flavoured with Saffron. These can be made at home for any festive occasions.




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kesar malai peda, malai peda,kesar penda
Desserts, sweets, snacks
Indian
Yield: 10-12 pieces
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KESAR MALAI PEDA

KESAR MALAI PEDA

Kesar Malai Peda, hugely popular amongst Indians, so rich and scrumptious. It is prepared with Paneer, Khoya, sugar, and flavoured with aromatic spices such as saffron, cardamom and garnished with slivers of pistachio and saffron threads.
prep time: 5 Mcook time: 1 H & 15 Mtotal time: 1 H & 20 M

ingredients:

  • 1 ltr Full fat milk
  • 150g - 3-4 tbsp. lemon juice Full fat yogurt or lemon juice
  • 250g Khoya or Mawa recipe here
  • 50ml Single or double cream
  • Big Pinch of Saffron threads
  • Pinch Cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsp. Pistachio slivered
  • 200g Sugar
  • Small pinch nutmeg powder (optional)

instructions:

How to cook KESAR MALAI PEDA

  1. Place milk in a heavy bottom pan and bring it to boil. 
  2. Meanwhile, soak saffron threads in cream and leave it aside.
  3. Add yogurt, lemon juice or vinegar and let it curdle.
  4. Keep milk on heat and stir the milk gently, this helps the milk to curdle.
  5. If some reason does not curdle, add little more lemon juice or yogurt.
  6. This should take a few minutes When the curds have separated and the whey turns pale green.
  7. Remove from the heat, and leave it for 5 minutes.
  8. Now line a large sieve with muslin or cheesecloth over a large bowl or pan.
  9. Strain paneer cheese into a sieve and run some cold water through it.
  10. Leave the whey for other use. ( see note )
  11. Wrap the cheesecloth and wring gently and drain the water completely.
  12. In a thick base kadai or pan add drained paneer and grated khoya.
  13. Keep the heat low and combine well.
  14. Add saffron cream and keep mixing about 10-12 minutes.
  15. Now add sugar, keep stirring continuously until the mixture thickens.
  16. It will take another 25-30 minutes easily.
  17. Add cardamom and nutmeg powder, mix well.
  18. Transfer the mixture to another plate and let it cool.
  19. Divide the cooled mixture into equal portions and shape them into round pedas.
  20. Garnish it with slivered pistachios and saffron threads.
  21. Offer as prasad, give it as a gift or enjoy after an Indian meal.

NOTES:

You can buy readymade Paneer if you like.
Instead of yogurt use lemon juice or white vinegar
Use the leftover whey to knead chapatti dough or bread, use in any pancake batter, add to smoothies or use in making lassi (yogurt drinks)
Calories
262.50
Fat (grams)
11.14
Sat. Fat (grams)
6.63
Carbs (grams)
33.00
Fiber (grams)
0.21
Net carbs
32.79
Sugar (grams)
31.20
Protein (grams)
8.84
Sodium (milligrams)
127.12
Cholesterol (grams)
35.82
The nutritional information provided is an approximation calculated by an online calculator. Please consult a professional dietitian for nutritional advice.

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Roasted Pumpkin Spice and Garlic Hummus

Roasted pumpkin Spice and Garlic Hummus is so easy, incredibly tasty and healthy. Perfect to welcome and celebrate autumn.

This Roasted Pumpkin Spice and Garlic Hummus is all about embracing autumn! Serve this incredibly delicious dip on Halloween party or any get-together and witness with your own eyes how quickly you have to run to the kitchen to bring another bowl. Serve this with crackers, toasted pitta bread, vegetable crudites, even sweet potato wedges yes, hot sweet potato wedges would be a nice treat for your guests. It will knock everyone's socks off as this recipe is not only incredibly tasty but it is GF dairy-free and plant-based, so all parties are happy! Also, this fairly easy recipe stays well in the refrigerator for 4-5 days and makes very healthy after-school snacks.

Roasted pumpkin Spice and Garlic Hummus is so easy, incredibly tasty and healthy. Perfect to welcome and celebrate autumn.

This year's unusually hot summer is over and autumn has crept upon us, which means sipping chilled drinks, licking those brain freezing Popsicle and gorgeous bright cold shoulder floral dresses are numbered too. On the plus side, it's time for cosy jumpers, long Boots, hot drinks to make a comeback, yay! I absolutely adore autumn fashion and style.

Roasted pumpkin Spice and Garlic Hummus is so easy, incredibly tasty and healthy. Perfect to welcome and celebrate autumn.

Generally, I start using pumpkins around the beginning of October, however, this year because my daughter went back to Uni in early September and she needed few healthy snacks to take, in addition to that my blog was due to include some pumpkin recipes.  So for this recipe, I bought Pumpkin from a shop but still can't wait to make a visit to PYO farm to handpicked a few soon.

Pick your own farm-Autumn Produce Pumpkin

Pumpkin Spice also known as Pumpkin Pie spice, is a blend of ground aromatic spices and brings so much flavour into any cooking or baking. Homemade is so cheaper.

This roasted pumpkin and garlic hummus is packed with nutrition and full of flavours. Perfect for a healthy snacking or appetizer. This hummus is loaded with superfood ingredients like pumpkin and garlic all in one dip. It is deliciously creamy, with a hint of pumpkin spice. I used roasted garlic to bring out the sweetness and mildness and more soft depth flavours in this particular recipe as Pumpkin flavours are sweeter and trust me raw garlic makes this dish overpowering with a sharp taste.

Roasted pumpkin Spice and Garlic Hummus is so easy, incredibly tasty and healthy. Perfect to welcome and celebrate autumn.

We thoroughly enjoyed this hummus with oat biscuits, vegetable crudites, and roasted sweet potato wedges. I would recommend this recipe to any uni student who yearns for a quick, tasty and a healthy recipe which is within their budget. This hummus is fuel to your body if any leftover, next day stir into pasta or use as a sandwich filling:)

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Roasted pumpkin spice garlic hummus, pumpkin hummus, roasted garlic hummus,
snacks
International
Yield: 4-6 servings
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ROASTED PUMPKIN SPICE AND GARLIC HUMMUS

ROASTED PUMPKIN SPICE AND GARLIC HUMMUS

This Roasted Pumpkin Spice and Garlic Hummus is so easy, incredibly tasty and healthy. Perfect to welcome and celebrate autumn.
prep time: 15 Mcook time: 50 Mtotal time: 65 M

ingredients:

  • 150g Pumpkin Cubed
  • 2 Garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp. Olive oil
  • Pinch brown sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp. Pumpkin Spice 
  • Salt and pepper
  • 200g Cooked Chick Peas
  • 2 Tbsp. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
  • Pinch Paprika Powder
  • 2 Tbsp. Tahini
  • Few drops Lemon or Lime Juice (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp.+ Some for drizzle Olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Chopped Parsley or Coriander

instructions:

How to cook ROASTED PUMPKIN SPICE AND GARLIC HUMMUS

  1. Preheat oven to Gas Mark 5.
  2. Place pumpkin cubes on a roasting tray, drizzle 1 Tbsp. olive oil, pumpkin spices, sugar, salt, and pepper.
  3. Put in the oven to roast for 35-40 minutes or until tender.
  4. Halfway through roasting throw garlic cloves in there.
  5. Once the roasted pumpkin and garlic cool enough to handle transfer pumpkin, garlic, chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, salt and lemon juice in a food processor.
  6. Blend until smooth.
  7. Remove it in a serving bowl and drizzle some olive oil, toasted pumpkin seeds and garnish it with fresh parsley leaves.
  8. Enjoy!

NOTES:

If any left, next day stir into pasta or use as a sandwich filling
Calories
228.62
Fat (grams)
14.05
Sat. Fat (grams)
1.98
Carbs (grams)
21.68
Fiber (grams)
5.77
Net carbs
15.91
Sugar (grams)
4.02
Protein (grams)
7.58
Sodium (milligrams)
91.75
Cholesterol (grams)
0.00
The nutritional information provided is an approximation calculated by an online calculator. Please consult a professional dietitian for nutritional advice.

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Friday, 15 September 2017

EGGLESS HONEY CAKE (INDIAN BAKERY STYLE)

This Eggless Honey cake fairly easy to prepare. It takes only 10 minutes to whip up and 50 minutes to bake. A perfect delicious, rich and moist cake for any occasions.

This simple Eggless Honey cake - Indian Bakery Style requires minimum efforts but yields amazing results! A simple, delicious cake for a morning coffee, afternoon tea or treat for any happy occasion.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Methi Corn Bhajiya-Fritters

These irresistible Methi Corn Bhajiyas made in a combination of Fresh Fenugreek leaves, tender corn, coarse gram flour and aromatic dried spices and then deep fried till lovely golden brown.

These sensational, flavourful and spicy Methi Corn Bhajiya ( deep-fried fenugreek and corn fritters) are totally scrumptious! Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside and bursting with awesome tongue-tickling flavours fritters are so good. They are delicious deep-fried steaming hot fritters perfect served at tea time. You can serve with green chutney and tomato ketchup too as an appetizer for any party or get together.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

THAI GREEN CURRY HUMMUS

Thai Green Curry Hummus - in this recipe regular hummus is infused with a Thai green curry paste, coconut milk, and basil leaves.Little creamier, sweeter, spicy and tangy at the same time. Great with toasted pitta bread, crackers or vegetable crudites.

Thai Green Curry Hummus, a unique hummus recipe this is such a charming recipe that once you've tried it I am pretty sure your taste buds will demand again and again. The combination of tangy, spicy and sweet flavours are an adventure for your senses and will leave you happy. The tang of kaffir lime leaves and lime juice, sweetly creaminess of coconut milk and spicy kick of green chilies and heavenly fragrance of this dish, all one in a bowl, happiness for your taste buds, belly, and the soul.