Garma Garam Matar ki Khasta Kachori ….

My daughter in law loves matar ki kachori….so to surprise her yesterday, I made garma garam green matar ki khasta kachori for breakfast and tea time snacks…:):). She just loved it and I loved the smile on her face. There is nothing satisfying for a mother to see the smile on her child’s face….simply an awesome feeling!!
Here is the recipe:
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Ingredients:
Maida – 2 bowl
Ghee- 1/2 bowl
Green Peas Boiled: 1 bowl
Besan : 1/2 bowl
Ajwain- 1/2 tsp
Crushed Saunf – 1 tbsp.
Green Chili : 2 pieces
Ginger :1 small piece
Coriander
Vegetable oil for frying
Spices: Salt, red pepper powder (lal mirch), garam masala, amchur powder, chaat masala.
Recipe:
1)  Add salt, ghee in Maida and make dough from it.  Cover it with a muslin cloth for 1/2 hour.
2) In a pan, add 3-4 tbsp. oil. Once the oil is heated, add crushed green peas and saute it on medium flame for 5-7 minutes.
Now add besan and saute it for 5-7 mns. Add all the masala and mix them well.
3) Now add chopped green chili, ginger and coriander leaves. Mix them well and letthe masala cool down.
4) Take the dough and divide them into thin circular shaped balls like chapati. Roll them into flat piece ( size of a regular poori).
5) To make kachoris, roll out each portion of the dough into a 2.5 inch diameter circle.
6) Place the masala now in the center of the rolled out portion.
7) Slowly stretch the dough to surround the filling with the dough.
8) Seal the ends tightly and remove excess dough.
9) Now press the center of the kachori with your thumb in a easy manner.
10) Take a pan or kadai for deep frying and put vegetable oil in it. Oil quantity should be half the pan depth such that kachori can be dipped in it.
11) Boil the oil at smoking point and now put the kachori in it at slow heat.
12) Fry it completely from both the sides thoroughly on slow heat till kachori turns golden brown.
Serve it hot with a garma garam cup of chai….Enjoy!!
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Delicious Snacks: Leftover Roti Noodles!!

I am often plagued by the question: What should I do of the leftover chapatis ??

For this, I decided to experiment with Leftover Roti Noodles combination. Yesterday I made them and my entire family just loved them. Here is the recipe for you..

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Left over roti- 4 pieces

Chopped Onion- 1 bowl

Chopped capsicum (red or  yellow or green)- 1 bowl

Chopped cabbage-1/2 bowl

Green chili paste-1 tsp

Salt-1 tsp

Red chili-1/2 tsp

Garam masala-1/2 tsp

Tumeric powder-1/4 tsp (as per choice)

Boondi and coriander for garnishing

Oil – 2 tablespoons

Mustard seeds-1 tsp

Hing-one pinch

Lemon juice-two tsp

Recipe:

  1. Cut roti in equal long strips by sharp knife
  2. Take a pan and now add oil to it. Once the oil becomes hot, add hing and mustard seeds to it.
  3. Add onion to the pan. Saute it till it turns light brown in color.
  4. Now add all the chopped vegetables and green chili paste       mentioned above and saute them for 3-5 minutes on medium flame.
  5. Add long roti strips to the vegetables and add all the spices mentioned.
  6. Mix them well and in the end add lime juice in it.
  7. Garnish them with boondi,bhujia and coriander leaves.Serve them hot.

Mango Yogurt Smoothy

Mango is known as the kings of fruit..but in my household it is the king of my kids hearts too:):)..they love having mango drinks especially in this hot hot weather!!

So today I made this healthy and quick Mango Yogurt Smoothy in breakfast for my son!!!

Out of the four glasses, my son said Mom-Dad, zero glass will be your share…

That yummy and delicious it was …

Mango Yoghurt Smoothy

Ingredients:

Mango-2 medium size

Curd-2 Bowl

Milk- 1 Bowl

Cardamon Powder-1/4tsp

Crushed ice

Sugar- as per taste

Recipe:

1 Cut pieces of mango and put them in mixer jar.Then add curd, milk and sugar.

2 Churn the above mixture for 1-2 minutes.

3 Add Cardamom powder and crushed ice then off and on churn.

4 Now put in the glasses and garnish it with crushed dry nuts.

It is ready to serve and enjoy with family.

Yummy Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream for Kids.

Who doesn’t love Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream?

It’s my son’s favorite dessert every day. So here is the recipe for you all to share with your family and kids.

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Ingredients:

Milk : 3 cup

Milk Powder: 1 cup

Cream or Malai : 1 cup

3/4 cup : Crushed Sugar

Corn Flour: 3 tsp

Fresh Strawberry : 5-8

or Strawberry Crush – 2 tbsp

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Recipe: 

1) Take the milk powder and cornflour and mix or beat it with a little water so that it becomes smooth in texture.

2)  Pour milk in a deep pan and put it on stove or gas. Now add the milk powder & corn flour mixture.

3) Keep stirring the milk till it starts boiling.

4) Take the pan off from the gas and let it cool down for 10-15 minutes.

5) Now in a mixer, add the milk, strawberry or strawberry crush and sugar. Now start the mixer and let it mix. Switch off the mixer.Do this for 4-5 times so that it properly gets mixed.

6) Now freeze it in the freezer. In 8-10 hours, soft  and delicious ice cream is ready to eat.

Whole Wheat Eggless Orange Cake

Yesterday I baked whole wheat eggless orange cake for my friend’s birthday :):). Healthy ka Healthy and tasty ka tasty :):)

1Ingredients:

Whole Wheat Flour: 1 1/2 cup:

Sugar: 3/4 cup

Corn Flour : 1 tbsp

Orange juice : 1 cup

Vanilla Essence : 1 tbsp

Olive Oil: 1 tbsp

Baking soda: 1 tbsp

Cinnamon Powder : 1 tsp

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Recipe:

1) Sieve the whole wheat flour. Mix all the ingredients for 8-10 minutes so that the batter becomes fluffy.

2) Preheat the oven at 180 degrees for 10 minutes.

3) Take the baking pan and grease it with oil. Now pour the batter in it. Immediately put it in the preheated oven and bake it for 30-40 minutes.

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Yummy eggless whole wheat orange cake is ready to eat :):)

Mogar Methi ki Yummy Sabzi

Mogar is my hubbys favorite, so to surprise him, I cooked METHI MOGAR ki Sabji for lunch  yesterday:):)

Tasted yumm and very different from the normal sabzis that we cook…:):)

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Ingredients: 

Mogar or Moong ki Dal ( Dhuli hui/washed): 100 gm

Green Methi: 200gm

Tomato: 2 small pieces

Red chili: 1 piece

Vegetable Oil: 2 tbsp

Spices (As per taste): Salt, Red Pepper, Turmeric, Coriander Powder, Garam Masala, Amchur , Asofetida, Jeera

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1) Wash Methi and dry them with a cloth

2) Add oil in a pan. When it is heated, add jeera seeds, asofetida and red chili in it.

3) Now add mogar ki dal in the pan and let it heat on the medium flame for 10 minutes. Make sure to stir it multiple times in between.

4) Now add chopped methi and tomatoes. Add all the spices mentioned above and mix them thoroughly.

5) Now heat it for 10 minutes on medium flame. In the end, add garam masala and amchur. Mix the sabzi well.

Serve methi mogar hot with garmagaram chapati.

JHATPAT RED AND GREEN CHILI ACHAAR in 5 minutes

With kids around, here is another JHATPAT recipe that I use for my lunch /dinner. JHATPAT RED AND GREEN CHILI ACHAAR..:):)

Perfect with garma garam aloo ka paratha ..yumm!!

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Ingredients:

Green Mirchi or Chili: 100 gm

Red Mirchi or Chili:  100 gm

Sarso ka Tel or Mustard Oil: 200 gm

Gandhi Achaar Masala or Any Pickle Masala ( can be found in any grocery store in India)

If ready pickle or achaar masala is not available, then use these spices:

Yellow Mustard Daal( peeli rai ki daal) – 2 tablespoon

Danamethi- 2 tablespoon

Sauf -2 tablespoon

Kalaunji -1 tablespoon

Red Chili Powder – 2 tablespoon

Black Pepper – 1 teaspoon

Laung 8-10 pieces

Turmeric – 1 teaspoon

Asafetida ( Haldi) – 1/2 teaspoon

Salt – 2 tablespoon

Crush all these spices in a grinder to get a powdered form.

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Recipe:

1) Wash the chili thoroughly and dry them with a cloth.

2) Cut the chili in half and take out the seeds in it.

3) Now put the Achaar masala in between the cut halves of chili.

4) Heat the Mustard or sarso ka tel and then pour it over the chilis.

Jhatpat MIRCHI KA ACHAAR is ready to eat.