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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Coriander Nuts Modak


*Coriander Nuts Modak*

Coriander Nuts modak is one of the many varieties of modak. It is an easy and healthy modak recipe that can be made for Ganesh Utsav.

There are many varieties and flavors of modak like kesar modak, chocolate modak and ukadiche modak. Today i am going to share coriander nuts modak. Recipe is very simple which contains roasted coriander powder, khoa, powder sugar and nuts.

Ingredients

3 table spoon coriander powder

250 gms khoa/ mawa /dried milk

1/2 cup ripe coconut(shredded)

1/2 cup powder sugar

1/2 cup clarified butter(pure ghee)

1/2 cup makhane (fox nut)

15 almond (sliced)

15 cashew (sliced)

15 pistachios (sliced)

1 table spoon chironji

1/4 tea spoon carom seeds

1 table spoon melon seeds

1 table spoon chironji

Instructions

 

1. To prepare this recipe first of all, take a thick bottom pan and heat 1 table spoon ghee in it.

2. Now saute the shredded coconut on low heat about 2 to 3 minutes then take them out and keep aside.

3. In the same pan add 1 table spoon ghee on medium flame and roast the fox nuts/makhane until they become crunchy, then remove from the pan and keep aside.

4. In the same pan add 1 tea spoon ghee and likewise prepare all nuts and keep aside.

5. In the same pan add 1/2 tea spoon of ghee and khoa together and saute them about 2 to 3 minutes.

6. Now add the remaining ghee and roast dhaniya powder until it becomes light brown in color.

7. Now add carom seeds in coriander mixture. 

8. Now mix all roasted nuts, powder sugar, roasted dhaniya powder, khoa together and mix it well.

9. Now add enough of the coriander nuts mixture into modak mould, press for few seconds and release the mould and likewise prepare all modaks.

Now coriander nuts modaks are ready to be served!😊

Kaju Katli


#Rakshabandhan Special Recipe

Kaju katli or kaju barfi is a well known sweet in all over India, but it is extremely popular in north India. Kaju katli is a most demanding sweet during festivals like Diwali , Rakshabadhan. This delicious dessert recipe not only has awsome taste, but even easy to make also.

To prepare this sweet you need only three ingredients kaju, sugar and water. In Traditional way Kaju katli is garnished with silver vark, but this is not a compulsory ingredient, especially when you are preparing it at home.

So make your Rakshabadhan more special with these delicious Kaju Katli.

Ingredients

300 gram Kaju
1/2 cup + 2 table spoon sugar
1/4 cup water
1/2 tea spoon clarified butter for greasing the plate.
Silver vark (varak) optional

Instructions

1. To prepare kaju katli first of all you need to grind cashew like powder.

2. Now sieve this powder and set aside.

3. Take a non stick pan and add sugar and water in it.

4. Boil this mixture until sugar get dissolved in it.

5. Now add powdered cashew in it.

6. Cook it 5 to 6 minutes on low flame and stir continuously.

7. Meanwhile grease a plate.

8. When cashew mixture start to leave the pan, transfer it in to the greased plate and let it cool for 15 minutes.

9. Now take a butter paper and grease it.

10. Now place the kaju dough over the butter paper and fold the paper like, butter paper should be on top and bottom.

11. Now roll it to 1/4 inch thickness, remove the butter paper on top.

12. At this time apply the silver vark on that.

13. Set aside for about 30 minutes. Now cut into your desire shapes.

14. Now delicious kaju katli’s are ready to serve… Enjoy  and Happy Rakshabandhan😊

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😊!!

Creamy Mango Oreo Ice-Cream


So here is the most loving summer recipe of the year i.e. Creamy Mango Oreo Ice Cream. There are many ways to prepare mix ice cream and just to make the best, i am using most demanding flavors together which are liked by all age groups.

I am sure that even ‘specific flavor lovers’ going to love that one. The way famous brand chocolate brands are selling more of their ice creams during summer, so above combination is dreamy summer treat. Smile and excitement on your kids face going to tell you all about the worth of that flavor.

So lets begin to prepare easy creamy Mango and Oreo Ice Cream now.

Ingredients
150 gm condensed milk.
1 cup fresh mango puree.
300 ml low fat whipped cream.
1/2 cup crushed chocolatey oreo sandwich cookies.

Instructions

1. To prepare this ice cream, first of all we need to whip the cream. For this we need chilled bowl and chilled beaters before beating the cream. Then start beating the cream until it turn fluffy.

2. Now add condensed milk and mix well.

3. Now take two containers and divide mixture into two equal parts.

4. Take a container and add mango puree in it and mix it well (for dark color, you can use yellow food color) cover and keep it into the freezer at least 4 hours minimum.

5. Now take another container and add crushed oreo cookies in it and mix them well, then cover and keep it into the freezer for same timings.

6. Once frozen , take a ice-cream cup or any server, scoop the both ice-creams and garish it as your choice or serve as it is….Enjoy!!😊

Wheat Flour Chocolate Brownie(Eggless)


On the special Occasion of “Mothers Day” today i am gonna share a sweet recipe which is my all time favorite and it is as sweet as moms love.

I am dessert lover and brownies are my all time favorite. Some people like fudge brownies but i like cakey and more chocolatey.

Brownies are one of American best culinary invention. To make it more healthier i am using wheat flour instead of all purpose flour. You can prepare it in Microwave and cooker also but i am going to a share oven method.

Ingredients

1.5 cup wheat flour
85 gms butter
100 gms dark chocolate
3.5 table spoon Cocoa powder
1/2 cup + 2 table spoon sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 table spoon yogurt
1/4 cup milk(luke warm)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup chopped almonds
Instructions

1. To prepare Wheat flour eggless chocolate brownie we need to preheat the oven at 180℃.

2. Now mix the dry ingredients together in a big bowl – wheat flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder.

3. Now sift the mixture 2 times and set aside.

4. Now take a big bowl, add chocolate and butter together and melt it in the Microwave (at medium temp for 1.5 mins) or double boiler. Meanwhile grease the baking tin.

5. Now take it out and mix well, after mixing add sugar, vanilla, whisked yogurt and nuts together and mix it very well.

6. Now add wheat flour mixture in it and mix well, pour this mixture into the greased tin, tap it 2 to 3 times, sprinkle  some crushed chocolate and walnut over it and then bake it in preheated oven for about 25 to 30 minutes.

 

7. When it is cool completely, cut into squares shape and serve with hot tea and enjoy it with your mamma… Happy Mothers Day!!

Pomegranate Cooler


#Mocktail Recipe

There are multiple ways that we can use Pomegranate to add value in our taste and in our health too. Apart from being healthy, there are some other natural benefits of pomegranates like these are antioxidant, anti-viral and anti-tumor properties and are said to be a good source of vitamins, especially vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E, as well as folic acid.

During normal or high summer, human body is always in need of hydration and pomegranate cooler is one of the best hydration drink in summer because its multiple benefits with delicious taste. So today i am going to share an easy and super quick mocktail recipe pomegranate cooler, hope you all enjoy it…🍷🙂

Ingredients

1/2 cup fresh pomegranate seeds.1

Tea spoon lemon juice.1

2 to 14 fresh mint leaves.P

Pinch of black salt.

1 can chilled soda.

1.5 Tea spoon sugar syrup or powder suger.

4 to 5 Crushed ice cube.

Instructions

1. To prepare pomegranate cooler first we blend the half amount of pomegranate seeds.

2. Now crush the mint leaves with help of mortar pestle.

3. Take a glass, add 2 table spoon of blended pomegranate juice in it. Then add crushed mint leaves.

4. Now add 1 table spoon pomegranate seeds in it.

5. Add pinch of black salt, some crushed ice cube (according to taste) sugar syrup and then add soda in it. Mix slightly.

6. Now pomegranate cooler is ready to serve…garnish it with lemon wedge and enjoy this super cool mocktail recipe in hot summer days!!