Monday, November 22, 2021

Stir fried radish | મૂળાનું લોટવાળું ખારિયું | Moolani bhaji lotvadi | Mooli patta sabji with besan

Radish(chopped) - 1 cup,
Radish leaves(chopped) - 2 cup,
Green chili (pieces) - 1/4 cup, 
Peanut oil - 2 - 3 tbsp,
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp,
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp,
Asafetida - 1/8 tsp,
Gram flour - 1/4 cup,
Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp,
Salt - to taste.

Wash radish and leaves well. Chop leaves well and transfer into a bowl. Add salt to the chopped leaves. Mix well. Let it rest covered for 8 to 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, wash well and squeeze out water.

Cut top and bottom part of the radish and peel off the skin. Cut into pieces as per given below image. Cut chili into small pieces.

In a pan, add oil and let it heat over medium flame. Add mustard seeds followed with cumin seeds, asafetida, turmeric powder, chopped radish pieces and salt. Mix well.

Let it cook covered for 2-3 minutes over medium flame.

Now add squeezed radish leaves and mix well. Again cook covered for 5-8 minutes over medium flame. Keep stirring in between to cook evenly.

Now add red chili powder followed by cumin & coriander powder. Mix well.

Now sift in gram flour on top. Do not mix at this point. Cover with a lid and let it cook over low flame for 2-3 minutes.

Mix well. Again cook covered for 1-2 minutes over low flame. Remove from the heat and serve with meal.

Adjust amount of ingredients as per taste.
1/4 tsp sugar and lime juice can be added as per like.
Do not over cook radish pieces.

For video recipe

Monday, November 15, 2021

Ridge gourd peel stir fried | તુરીયાની છાલનો સંભારો | Turiya sambharo | Turai stir fried

Ridge gourd - 2 to 3,
Green chili - 1,
Peanut oil - 1 tbsp,
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp,
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp,
Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp,
Salt - to taste,
Sugar - pinch,
Hot water - 1 to 2  tbsp.

Wash and dry ridge gourd well. Remove top and bottom part. Taste to check whether the ridge gourd is bitter or not.

Peel off the skin.

Roughly chop peeled skin as per given below image along with green chili.

In a pan, heat oil over medium high flame. Add mustard seeds followed by cumin seeds and turmeric powder.

Now add chopped ridge gourd peel along with chopped green chili. 

Add salt and mix well. Cook covered for 2 to 3 minutes.

Now add 1 to 2 tbsp warm water. Cook covered for 5 to 6 minutes till it gets well cooked. Cook and stir in-between fro even cooking.

Now add pinch of sugar and mix well. Turn off the flame and remove from the heat.

Adjust amount of ingredients as per taste.
Serve with meal.

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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Puri for pani puri | પાણીપુરીની પુરી | Golgappa puri | Pni puri puri

Semolina - 1 cup,
All purpose flour - 1/2 cup,
Wheat flour - 1/2 cup,
Plain soda - 3/4 to 1 cup,
Peanut oil - 1/4 tsp,
Peanut oil - for frying puris.

In a mixing bowl, add semolina, all purpose flour and wheat flour. Mix well.

Now gradually add little plain soda at a time and form semi soft dough.

Knead well till dough turns smooth and elastic. Let it rest covered for 10 to 12 minutes. Now add 1/2 tsp peanut oil. Again knead for 4 -5 minutes.

Now take small portion from prepared dough.

With the help of dry flour, roll out in thin large round as per given below image.

Take a cookie cutter or lid, cut out in circle shape.

Remove edges, roll and make puris same way.

Transfer  in a tray and keep it covered. Dough and rolled puri should be kept covered all the time to prevent from drying out. Repeat the process with remaining dough.

Heat peanut oil over medium high flame. Add one puri at a time in hot oil. Slightly press puri with slotted spatula till it puffs well. The temperature of the oil is very important for puffed and crispy puris. If oil is not hot enough, puris will absorb oil and remain soft. And if oil is very hot, puris will turn soft and dark brown color.

Keep flipping them both sides till they get light golden color and crispy. Fry remaining puris in same way.

Transfer fried puris in a plate, lined with paper towel to absorb oil. Let it cool down to room temperature. Store into an airtight container.

Do not knead soft dough else puri will be soft.
Puri should be rolled evenly and thinly for perfect texture.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Condensed milk | Homemade condensed milk | How to make condensed milk at home | 2 ingredients condensed milk recipe

Milk - 3 cup,
Sugar - 3/4 cup.

Rinse a heavy bottom pan with water. Add milk followed by sugar. 

Dissolve sugar over medium high flame with stirring occasionally. Give it a boil.

Now reduce heat to medium, cook mixture roughly about 40 to 45 minutes with occasional stirring.

Now milk has reduced by half and thickens slightly.

At this point,  you may see some layer forming on top. Do not stir, but gently remove with the help of a spoon. Stirring mixture at this point leads crystals in condensed milk.

When mixture reduced by 1/3, condensed milk is ready. Once ready, turn off the flame and remove from the heat.

Sieve prepared mixture for smooth texture.

Let it come to room temperature. Transfer into a refrigerator safe airtight glass container. Keeping in the fridge for 2 to 3 hours makes the mixture thicker.

Refrigerate and use prepared condensed milk up to 20 to 25 days.

Adjust amount of sugar as per taste.
Cooking time may vary according to the size and type of stove and cooking utensil.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Rajgira halwa with jaggery | રાજીગરા નો શીરો ગોળમાં | Upvas sweet | Vrat ka halwa | Rajgiraka shee

Amaranth flour - 1/2 cup,
Clarified butter - 1/4 cup,  For homemade organic clarified butter recipe click here.
Hot water - 1 1/2 cup,
Jaggery - 1/4 or 1/3 cup,
Almond(finely chopped) - 1 tbsp,
Cashew(finely chopped) - 1 tbsp,
Cardamom powder - 1/8 tsp.

In a pan, add clarified butter followed by amaranth flour.

Keep roasting and stirring over low to medium low flame till flour becomes brown and aromatic.

Once flour gets roasted well, add hot water. Mix well. Stir well to avoid lumps.

Mix till water gets evaporated.

Now add jaggery and mix well till it gets well combined.

Add finely chopped almond, cashew and cardamom powder. Mix well.

Cook covered on low flame for 2 - 3 minutes. Now clarified butter starts to oozing out from mixture. Serve hot or warm.

Jaggery can be replaced by brown sugar or sugar.
Milk can be used in place of water for better taste.
Add or omit any kind of dry fruits as per choice.
Roasting process should be done on low flame to prevent burning.
Adjust amount of ghee and jaggery as per like.

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