Kashmiri Dum Aloo


There are various ways to prepare dum aloo and this recipe is inspired by traditional one.

In North India, Dum aloo is a very popular dish, and traditionally it belongs to kashmir. In this recipes, baby potatoes simmered in rich gravy of onion, tomatoes and some spices as well. Dum aloo is a perfect option for lunch or dinner or routine party.

Ingredients

10 to 12 baby potatoes (boiled and peeled)

1/2 cup yogurt (whishked)

2 medium onion (chopped)

1/2 cup tomato puree

1 table spoon fennel powder

1 inch ginger (chopped)

15 cashew nut

1/2 tea spoon cumin seeds

1 tea spoon kashmiri red chilli powder.

1/2 inch cinamon stick

2 bay leaves

1/2 tea spoon mace/javitri

4 cloves

2 or 3 green cardamom

1 black cardamom

1 tea spoon tumeric

1/2 tea spoon coriander powder

1/3 tea spoon mixed spice/garam masala

2 tea spoon kasoori methi

1/4 tea spoon cumin powder

3 table spoon cooking oil

Salt to taste

Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing

Instructions

1. To prepare Dum aloo, first, prick all the boiled potatoes with help of fork or tooth pick and then keep aside.

2. Now heat 1.5 table spoon of oil in a pan, and then add all whole spices, cashew nuts in it and saute for about 10 seconds.

3. Now add chopped onion in it and saute them until they turns light pink in color.

4. Now, remove the pan from the heat and let this mixture cool.

5. Meanwhile we will prepare our baby potatoes, and for this, heat a non-stick pan on medium flame and add 2 tea spoons of oil in it.

6. Now add pinch of cumin powder, 1/4 tea spoon of turmeric, 1/2 tea spoon kasmiri red chilli, 1/3 tea spoon salt together and mix well. Then add potatoes in this mixture and saute them for about 3 to 4 minutes (stir constantly)

And then keep aside.

7. Now with the help of blending jar, blend this onion mixture into thick smooth paste.

8. Again heat the remaining oil in a pan then add cumin seeds in it and let it crakel.

9. Now add onion paste and all spices in it and saute for about 2 to 3 minutes or until you have visibility of separate oil from this mixture.

10. Now mix the tomato puree and cook it for about 3 to 4 minutes.

11. Now turn the heat on low and add yogurt in this mixture and mix well. After it boils, add 1 glass of water in it and boil for 1 minute.

Then Add kasuri methi and salt and mix well.

12. Now add prepared potatoes in this gravy, mix them and cover the pan with lid and simmer it for about 5 to 6 minutes.

After that garnish it with fresh coriander leaves and serve with naan, poori, pratha, rice or roti or as your choice.

Note:- To adjust the taste of gravy, you can use water according to your choice to make gravy thick or thin..

-Use only kashmiri red chilli powder in this recipe.

-You can use spices as per your taste as well.

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Bottle Gourd Treat


Best for kids and diabetic patients.

Bottle Gourd Treat is a wonderful nutritious breakfast Recipe and in fact recipe got a lot to add in life. Lauki or bottle gourd is a very common Indian vegetable and healthy too.

As we know that most of the people not like to eat lauki and especially kids, that why i make this recipe and this is the solution of your lauki phobia. In this recipe i served lauki appam with lauki rayta, and trust me this is too yummy in taste, and you must try to evaluate. This recipe is also good for diabetic patient and perfect idea for kids tiffin.

Ingredients

350 gram bottle gourd
1 cup oats
1 table spoon semolina
2 table spoon yogurt (fatfree)
1 small onion (finely chopped)
50 gram fresh coriander (chopped)
2 green chillies (finely chopped)
Salt to taste
Red pepper powder as to taste
1/4 tea spoon roasted cumin powder
1/2 tea spoon chat masala
Pinch of asafoetida
1/3 tea spoon baking powder
1 table spoon lemon juice
1 table spoon canola oil
Water as needed

1. To prepare this dish firstly, peel and grate lauki, and then steam it for about 10 to 12 minutes.

2. Now grind the oats and convert into powder.

3. Take a big bowl add oats powder in it, and then add semolina, yogurt, onion, green chillies, coriander, chat masala, salt, red pepper, asafotida, steamed bottle gourd in it and mix this mixture well.

4. Now add water and remember the consistency of this batter should be similar to idly batter. Cover and set aside for 15 to 20 minutes.

5. After 20 minutes, add baking powder and lemon juice in it and mix well. Then heat a non-stick appam pan and apply little bit oil on it.

6. Pour spoonful of the batter in 3/4 of the appam cavity.

7. Allow to cook this batter for 2 to 3 minutes on medium flame.

8. These appams are very soft so flipping must be accurate and proper. Turn each appam with the help of a wooden skewer.

9. Cook them until they turns golden from both sides.

Now bottle gourd appams are ready, serve them with bottle gourd rayta and enjoy this healthy treat with your family.

Mamool/Maamoul


Mamool is a traditional Middle Eastern cookies recipe.

They are semolina based cookies that have three traditional fillings including pistachio, walnut and most demanding dates filling. Traditionally Mamool is formed in a specific design mold but you can also make them with your hands as well.


Likewise other cookies, Mamool is also a baked recipe, after baking, you need to make them cool and coat them with powdered sugar.

Although it is a festive recipe, especially in arab countries people eat them at night during Ramadan and eid, and easter sunday but you can prepare it at home anytime when your sweet tooth craving to have some sweets.

Ingredients

For cookies dough

300 gram semolina
100 gram powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk powder
80 gram all purpose flour
80 gram butter or ghee
1 table spoon cooking oil
1 tea spoon vanilla essence
1 table spoon rose water
1/3 tea spoon nutmeg powder
1/3 tea spoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
Luke warm milk as needed

For Fillings

200 gram dates
80 gram of minced pistachios
80 gram of minced walnut
1 tea spoon green cardamom powder
4 table spoon sugar
2 table spoon water

For yeast mixture

1/2 tea spoon yeast

1/2 tea spoon sugar
3 table spoon water

Instructions

1. To prepare Mamool, first of all we need to take a big bowl and add semolina in it.

2. Now add the melted butter or ghee and oil in it and softly rub the butter and oil into the semolina mixture.

3. Now cover this mixture with cling wrap and leave it for couple of hours.

4. Now add dry ingredients in this mixture like milk powder, powdered sugar, salt, baking powder, nutmeg powder, all purpose flour and mix them well together.

5. Now prepare yeast mixture, take bowl add 3 table spoon water, yeast and sugar in it and set aside until the surface of this mixture becomes foamy.

6. Its time to add wet ingredients into dry ingredients, add rose water, yeast mixture, vanilla essense in to the semolina mixture and with the help of milk knead a soft dough.

7. Cover this mixture atleast for 1 hour.

8. We will use this gap to prepare filling,

For dates filling, firstly remove seed from all dates and grind them until they turn into a paste. You can use this paste as it is, but to make it more flavourful, add some mix nuts in it.

9. For pistachios filling take a bowl add minced pistachios in it and then add cardamom powder, 1.5 table spoon water and sugar in it and mix well together.

10. For walnut filling

Take a bowl add minced walnut in it and then sugar, 1.5 table spoon water then mix them all well together.

11. To make the mamool we use a plastic mold, traditionally there is different kinds of molds for each filling. But you can also prepare them without using any mold or anything.

12. Now take a lemon size ball from the dough and give it to the smooth round shape. Put it in the center of your palm and press slightly.

13. Now add the 1 tea spoon of filling in the center of this flat dough ball. And then fold it up again to give it a ball shape again.(meanwhile preheat the oven )

14. Now put the stuffed ball in the proper mold and press slightly to give it the shape.(like wise prepare all Mamool with all three fillings).

15. Put the prepared Mamool in the cooking tray and bake them on 230℃ until they get colored or for about 15 minutes.

After you bake them, coat them with powder sugar and serve with Kahwa or tea or coffee as your choice..

Note- if you are not having Mamool mold, to give it proper shape, no need to worry, you can decorate the stuffed ball with fork or knife or anything, because it is just a creativity.

Gulkand Or Rose Petals Jam


The most famous flower, Rose can be used in various ways.

Although Roses have always been known as ornamental flowers but its health benefits are also amazing.

As we know rose petals are used to make sharbat/cold drinks, sweets or many more things, in the same way,

Gulkand is very well known product which is made from rose petals.

Gulkand is an ayurvedic preparation made out of selected rose petals and then sugar or honey is added to it.

It is used to treat many diseases like excess heat in the body, provides relief from acidity as it has cool properties. So you can treat this jam like a medicine as well.

Even gulkand can be used as a mouth freshener as well because it is also good for our digestion system, so lets prepare this aromatic, multipurpose jam today.

You need few ingredients, less effrorts, and 5 minutes only to prepare this useful recipe😊

Ingredients
250 gram fresh rose petals
100 gram sugar
2 table spoon fennel seeds(coarsely grinded)
2 table spoon honey

Instructions

1. To prepare gulkand first we need to wash the rose petals, thoroughly wash them with water and then dry them on kitchen towel.

2. Now take a big bowl and add the rose petals in it.

3. Now add sugar in this bowl and crush the rose petals in sugar with your hands.

4. Heat a pan on medium flame and add this mixture into it.

5. Now stir it continuously, and add fennel seeds and honey as well.

6. Cook this mixture untill sugar get dissolved completely.

Now Gulkand is ready. Once it get cold completely serve as your choice and refrigerate the remaining mixture in an airtight container and you can use it up to 4 months.

Spinach And Sprouts Dhokla


Spinach and Sprouts both are nutritious and the healthiest food for our body.

Always healthy diet plans are incomplete without them because they contains fewer calories compared to other sancks or meal and keep us energetic full of day.

And my todays recipe related to both of them, it is very healthy snacks recipe. You can have this dish as a morning breakfast or as a evening snack, this is perfect for both. So lets get started to make this yummiest and healthiest dish today.

Ingredients

200 gram fresh palak leaves
300 gram sprouted whole green gram /moong daal
2 green chillies (chopped)
2 table spoon chickpea flour
2 tea spoon oil
1 tea spoon sesame seeds
5 to 6 curry leaves
1/2 tea spoon baking soda
1/3 tea spoon asafoetida
Salt to taste

Instructions

1. To prepare dhokla firslty we need to grind the spinach, sprouts, green chillies and water together until it becomes smooth.

2. Now take a big bowl and add this mixture into it. (Meanwhile prepare steamer for steaming the dhokla)

3. Now add chickpea flour, salt, asafoetida and mix well. Make it a smooth better add water if needed.

4. Now grease the tin and if steamer is ready that moment add baking soda in the better and mix well.

5. Now tranfer this mixture into greased tin and set this tin into steamer.

6. Cook this better into steamer for about 12 to 15 minutes.

7. When dhokla is ready heat oil in tadka pan, add sesame seeds and curry leaves in it and saute for a second.

8. Pour this tempering over the dhokla and now cut it into your desire shape.

Now the healthy spinach and sprouts dhokla is ready to be served.

Enjoy this yummiest dhokla with your favorite chatni…Enjoy!😊

White Sauce Cheesy Pasta


  • Pasta is generally a simple Italian dish, but comes in many varieties due to its versatility.

There are many option to serve pasta dishes like some are served in starter, some in lunch and some as a salads or dinner, because the sizes are different for all of them. Likewise the flavors of pastas are also have different varieties, but today i am gonna share an easy peasy cheesy pasta recipe – Savour the taste of cheesey pasta with white sauce. This is my one of the favorite easy meal recipe. White sauce cheesy pasta with lots of veggies is a good option for your kids lunch box. Even You can prepare it for your loved ones any time or any special occasion like birthday party, kitty party or any celebration. According to your taste any types of cheese and veggies you can add in this dish.

Ingredients

1 cup pasta
1 cup milk
2 table spoon butter
1 table spoon all purpose flour
1/2 cup mixed vegetable (chopped)
50 gram processed cheese
1/2 tea spoon oregano herb
Black pepper powder
Salt to taste

Ingredients

1. To prepare cheese pasta, first take a deep pan and boil 1.5 liter water in it.

2. Now boil the pasta in boiling water until it become soft or (boil it for about 12 to 15 minutes in case you have doubts over softness).

3. After boiling drain the pasta and keep aside.

4. Heat a pan, add 1 tea spoon butter and add mixed vegetables and pinch of salt in it, saute them for about 4 to 5 minutes. Then keep aside.

5. Now heat the same pan on medium flame and add remaining butter in it. While the butter is melting, add all purpose flour in it and saute until the flour slightly change its color.

6. Then turn the flame low and immediately add milk and stir continuously to remove lumps.

7. Now add salt, black pepper, oregano and half amount of cheese in it and mix well.

8. Now add boiled pasta and prepared vegetables in it. Then add remaining cheese, mix well.

9. Now White Sauce Cheesy Pasta is ready to serve, garnish it with oregano and serve hot.

Sondesh/Sandesh


Sondesh/Sandesh

#Durga pooja special recipe sondesh..

Bengali desserts are very popular in all over India and even in some other well known countries as well. The reason behind it, its unique taste and look. Sandesh is a speciality of Kolkata(Bengal).

In Bengal, sandesh is a speciality to serve as a dessert. You can get this sweet easily in any restaurant or hotel anytime, but the occasion when it become an speciality is Durga Pooja. There are many variations of prepare this recipe like almond sandesh, cashew sandesh and all flavors, but today i am gonna share a very simple and basic recipe of sandesh.


Preparation of sandesh is very simple, we need just few ingredients like fresh cottage cheese, sugar and green cardamom … So lets celebrate Durga pooja with this authentic bengoli/bangali sweet.

Ingredients

1.5 liter milk
2 table spoon lime juice
1/3 cup powdered sugar
4 green cardamom (crushed)
Pistachios for garnish (optional)

Instructions

1. To prepare this recipe first boil the milk on high heat in a thick bottomed pan.

2. As soon as milk starts boiling turn off the heat and then add lime juice in it. Keep on stirring the milk very slowly with a spoon.

3. In about 2-3 minutes complete whey will be seprated from paneer, pour the curdled milk into pan or bowl lined with a thin cotton napkin.

4. Once you are done adding all the curdle milk then bring together the edges of the cotton napkin and gently squeeze out the remaining whey from it.

5. Rinse the collected bundle of paneer/chhena in water this will get rid of the after taste of lime juice.

6. Now take a pan and add this paneer/chhena in it.

7. Now add powered sugar, crushed cardamom in it, and cook it on medium flame for about 4 to 5 minutes.

8. Then remove the pan from the heat and devide this mixture into 11 equal parts or equal small balls.

9. Now give them simple round shape or your desire shape.

Refrigerate them for about 30 minutes then serve and enjoy 😊!