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 😊!

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Tahini Paste And Tahini Sauce Recipe


Tahini is a paste which is made from grounded sesame seeds. Tahini is a popular staple in Middle East, here are many ways to use tahini… like sauces for meat and vegetables.

Tahini has lots of positive points, it is high in calcium and protein and lots of nutrients those help fight inflammation and provide cardiovascular support.

Preparing tahini is so quick and that we can do with two ingredients, so lets get start to make this easy peasy tahini paste today.

Ingredients

100 gram sesame seeds
2 table spoon olive oil

Instructions

1. To prepare tahini, first of all we need to toast the sesame seeds.

2. Take a heavy bottomed pan add sesame seeds in it, and toast them gently on low flame.

3. When they turns light brown in color, turn off the heat and set them aside to cool.

4. Now add olive oil and sesame seeds in to the food processor, pulse until it become a thick paste form.

5. Now tahini paste is ready, store it in little glass jar.

Tahini Sauce is a popular dip in middle east. Its made from tahini paste and especially used with burgers, falafel and snacks.

Ingredients
2 table spoon tahini paste
1 table spoon water
1 tea spoon lemon juice
1/4 tea spoon salt
1 tea spoon fresh parsley

Instructions

1. To prepare tahini sauce ,grind all them together until sauce is become creamy in texture.

(You can also add garlic in this sauce mixture)

 

Shahi Kheer/Paneer Payasam/Paneer ki kheer


Basically Paneer kheer is a Bengali dessert, It is also known as chenna kheer in Bengal.

As per reviews that we had, it is not only the super mouth watering dessert of India but even outside India too. You can prepare this kheer on any special occasion and for sure that new dessert will add lot of value in taste.

This is one of the easy recipe but yes little bit of time consuming as well but for sure its taste worth the time we arranging it.

Paneer kheer is purely milk based recipe. I am using home made paneer but for easier use, you can get it from outside… So lets get started to make this delicious dessert.

Ingredients

1 liter full cream milk.
250 gram cottage cheese (grated).
1/2 cup sugar.
50 gram pistachios (chopped)
50 gram cashews (chopped)
1 pinch saffron
1/2 tea spoon green cardamom powder

Instructions

1. To prepare paneer kheer first of all we need to heat the milk in a thick bottom pan.

2. Boil the milk and then let it simmer utill it becomes thicker in consistency.

3. Once milk has thickened, add paneer, cardamom powder, saffron, sugar and chopped dry fruits in it.

4. Cook this mixture on low heat for about 3 to 4 minutes.

5. Now remove it from the flame and garnish with dry fruits and saffron.

I love chilled kheer but you can serve as your choice warm or cold!
Enjoy😊!!

Healthy Coconut Popsicles


Only 3 ingredients (except water)

Coconut milk is a good source of several vitamins and minerals.

It can improve the health of the digestive system and promote digestion. Coconut milk can be used in a variety of recipes and today i am going to share one of them. It is coconut milk Popsicles, this is very easy recipe and very healthy for kids and all other ages.

In this recipe we will make coconut Popsicle with fresh coconut milk and some other ingredients.

Ingredients

1 fresh coconut
1/2 cup condensed milk
1 tea spoon custard powder

Instructions

1. To prepare healthy coconut Popsicle, first of all crack coconut shell and remove coconut from it.

2. Now cut the coconut in small chunks or you can grate them.

3. Now add 1 cup of water and coconut chunks in blender and grind them very well.

4. Strain this mixture into muslin cloth and squeez out all the coconut milk from the muslin cloth.

5. Now coconut milk is ready, pour this milk in a sauce pan add condensed milk, 1 tea spoon custard powder in it and mix well.

6. After mixing, boil this mixture and set aside to cool.

7. Pour this mixture evenly into the popsicle moulds and keep it into the freezer at least 3.5 hours or overnight.

To easily remove the ice pops, run under water to help loosen from the mould.

Then serve and enjoy!!

I like Coconut flakes in my coconut Popsicles so i add 2 tea spoon coconut flakes in it.

Pink Lemonade


Pink Lemonade is a super cool and quick recipe. This is one of the best recipe too for summer which all age group going to enjoy. Moreover it will explore and show your creativity through this cool drink as different from normal routine drink. 

There are multiple ways of making Lemonade or pink lemonade, here i am using mixed berry juice and plain soda for making pink lemonade. This is perfect mocktail recipe for summer parties.

Ingredients
2 can chilled plain soda
1/4 cup mixed berry juice
2 tea spoon lemon juice
1/2 tsp ginger juice
1 table spoon powder sugar
8 mint leaves
Ice cubes

Instructions

1. To prepare pink Lemonade, first of all add soda, lemon juice, powder sugar, mint leaves in a pitcher and mix them well.

2. Now add ice cubes and mixed berry juice in it and mix well.

3. Now pour this drink into glasses and top with mint leaves. Serve chilled!!😊

Dahi Vada


“Dahi vada” is part of top street food list within North India and especially in Delhi.

It can be prepare from split moong daal(yellow lentil) or split urad daal (white lentil). But today i am sharing combination of both lentils recipe, that means in this recipe dahi vadas are prepared from mix of both lentils moong and urad daal.

Actually vadas are deep fried dumplings which are served in chilled yogurt with spicy green and sweet tamarind chatni. For make it more special we sprinkle fresh grounded spices on it which gives nice aroma and makes it more tempting . So lets prepare this mouth watering dish today..😊


Ingredients

1/2 cup split moong lentil/daal
1/2 cup split urad daal/white lentil
1/2 tea spoon black pepper powder
8 to 10 pepper corn (optional)
1/3 tea spoon black pepper powder
pinch of Asafoetida
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying

For serving
1 cup chilled yogurt (whisked)
Coriander chutney as per taste.
Sweet tamarind chutney as per taste.
Pinch of roasted cumin powder
Pinch of chat masala
Pinch of black pepper powder
Pinch of salt or as per taste

Instructions

1. To prepare Dahi Vadas – first of all wash the both lentils and soak them separately with enough water for 6-7 hours.

2. Drain the excess water and grind them together with the help of little water. ( make sure you do not grind it to a fine paste).

3. Now take a big bowl and add this mixture in it and then beat the mixture till the mixture gets fluffy.

4. Now add salt, black pepper powder, pepper corn, asafoetida in it and mix well.

5. Heat the oil and take out 1 tea spoon of batter and gently put it in the oil. Place as many as possible at a time.

6. Fry these balls on medium flame until they turns golden in color.

7. Place an absorbent paper on the plate and take them out on it.

8. Now Vadas are ready for serving.

9. For serving—-
1. Take 2 cups of warm water in a big bowl and dip 8 to10 vadas in this warm water for at least 15 to 20 minutes.

2. After 15 minutes take them out from the water and squeeze the water out and keep them in serving plate.

3. Pour the chilled yogurt over them, then add some green chatni and tamarind chatni.

4. Now sprinkle some black pepper powder, salt, roasted cumin powder on it and garnish with mint or coriander leaves….Now this super tempting Dahi vadas are ready to be served… Enjoy!!😊

Traditional Rava Upma


Traditional Rava Upma

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Rava Upma…Easy breakfast recipe with step by step pictures.

Rava Upma is a healthy, tasty and colorful dish. It is equally great for breakfast or snack. It is nutritious, tasty and very easy to make at home. In this recipe roasted rava or semolina cooked with sauted mix vegetables. And the ingredients making it traditional are curry leaves, peanuts and split lentil. So lets start to make our yummy breakfast upma in South Indian style.

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Ingredients

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1 Cup semolina(Rava/sooji).

1/2 Tsp mustard seeds.

1.5  Tbls spoon clarified butter(desi ghee) or cooking oil.

2 Tbl spoon peanuts.

1/2  Tsp cumin seeds (Optional)

1 Medium onion (Chopped)

1 Tsp grated ginger

1 Pinch asafoetida (hing)

1 Tsp split urad daal (washed)

2 Green chillies (chopped)

8 to10 Curry leaves

2 Tblsp chopped carrot

2 Tbsp chopped capsicum

1 Medium tomato chopped

2 Tblsp frozen peas

1 Tsp chopped fresh coriander

1 Tbsp sweet corn (optional)

1.5 Tsp lime juice

Salt as per taste.

Pinch of red chilli  powder

(optional)

Pinch of coriander powder (optional)

 

Instructions

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1. Heat non stick pan and dry roast the semolina in it until it turns  light brown in color. Then turn off the heat and take it out in a bowl.

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2. Now in the same pan add 1 tsp clarified butter and peanuts, roast them until they becomes crunchy and then take them out in a bowl.

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3. Heat clarified butter or cooking oil in a non stick pan and add mustard seeds in it.

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4. When mustard starts crackling then add cumin and urad daal in it.

5. Saute them until they become light brown in color.

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6. Now add onion and saute until it become transparent.

7. Add curry leaves, green chilli, ginger and half quantity of peanuts and saute them for a minute.

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8. Now add tomato and cook them about 2 to 3 minutes. Then add all chopped vegetables, peas, corn and spices in it, mix well cover and cook them about 3 to 4 minutes.

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9. After that add semolina mix it well and add 3 cups of water.

 

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10. Stir continuously on low heat, after 2 or 3 minutes add remaining peanuts then cover and cook until semolina cook properly and then add lime juice mix well. Now Traditional Rawa Upma is ready…before serving sprinkle  some fresh coriander leaves, peanuts and pomegranate seeds on it…. Enjoy😊!!

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