Mango Lassi


Mango Lassi

Lassi is a very healthy, digestive and refreshing, North Indian drink to have in the summers. Normal and easiest version always is the plain one but hard to maintain the consistency of taste and that is how flavored lassi came into the picture.

Kids are always into some specific flavors which are working in all categories like Chocolate, Mango, Vanilla etc but Mango is the favorite option during summer. Mango lassi is not best just because of its taste but best for health also as it contains lot of healthy fats and Vitamins as well. So this mango lassi is a perfect combo of health pack. The best time to drink this lassi is breakfast time or it is best option during fast because it keeps your body energetic full of day.

Ingredients
1 cup fresh plain yogurt (chilled)
1/2 cup milk (chilled)
350 gram chopped ripe mango
2 tablespoons sugar

Instructions

1. To prepare mango lassi, add all ingredients together in a blender jar.

2. Blend this mixture for about one to two minutes or puree until smooth..
Serve immediately..Enjoy😊

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Masala Vada


Masala Vada

(With both baked and fried options)

Masala vada is very popular in all over India but originated in south India. It is also known as Parippu Vada in southern India.

Though Masala Vada is mostly used as an option for breakfast but considering today’s tasteful life – you can have and prepare it anytime. Main key ingredient for Masala Vada is chana daal(split chickpea). Since long, Masala Vada is a deep fried snack however i am adding baked option also to make it more healthier without reducing the level of taste.

You can serve these tempting Vadas with coconut chutney and sambhar and you also can have it with your favorite chatni or sauce..So lets prepare it.

Ingredients
1 cup chana daal
1.5 table spoon rice flour
12 to 15 curry leaves
50 gram fresh coriander leaves
2 to 3 green chillies (chopped)
1 medium onion (chopped)
1 tea spoon ginger paste
7 to 8 black pepper
1 table spoon fennel seeds (coarsely ground)
1 tea spoon coriander powder
Pinch of hing
Salt to taste
Oil for deep fry

Instructions

1. To prepare masala vada, first of all we need to wash and soak the chana daal in luke warm water for about 5 to 6 hours.

2. Now drain the water and with the help of mixer grinder, grind this daal along with black pepper, green chillies and curry leaves(For baked method you need to preheat your oven at this time ).

3. Take a big bowl and transfer this mixture into it.

4. Add remaining spices, chopped onion, rice flour, coriander leaves and ginger paste in this mixture and mix well.

5. Now take a baking tray and line it with a foil or parchment paper and spray oil on top.

6. Apply little oil in your palms and take  spoonful mixture and shape the mixture into 2 to 3 inch size flat discs and place them on prepared baking tray.

7. Likewise prepare 7 to 8 vadas and spray oil on top and bake them on 220℃ until they turns golden brown on Top.

8. Now heat oil in a deep pan or kadai and prepare vadas from remaining mixture, and fry them in hot oil on medium flame until they become golden on both sides.

9. Now both types of vadas are ready to be served…serve them hot with coconut chatni and sambhar or as your choice…Enjoy!!😊

 

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.

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.

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!!😊

Crunchy Vegetable Nuggets


Crunchy Vegetable Nuggets

Crunchy Vegetable Nuggets recipe is perfect starter recipe for anytype of small party like kids birthday party or kitty party.

These are made from lots of healthy vegetables and to add more value in taste – these are very soft from inside and crunchy from outside. All age groups like them because of its freshness and crunchiness. These Vegetable nuggets are perfect for kids lunch box too. You can serve them with any type of chutney and tomato sauce. For this recipe i used carrot, peas, potatoes, corn and onion but you can add your favorite veggies to make it more flavorful.

Ingredients

2 medium potatoes (boiled and peeled).
1 small onion (finely chopped)
1/3 cup sweet corn (frozen)
2 or 3 green chilli (finely chopped)
1 small carrot (finely chopped)
1small capsicum (finely chopped)
50 gram fresh coriander leaves (finely chopped)
1/2 cup green peas (frozen)
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp organo leaves
Salt as required
2 tbsp plain flour(maida)
1 tbsp corn flour
2 tbsp bread crumb
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
1/4 tsp chaat masala
2 tbsp coarsely crushed corn flakes

Instructions

1. To prepare crunchy Vegetable nuggets first we need to take a big bowl and grate the boiled potatoes in it.

2. Add frozen green peas, chopped carrot, onion , chilli, coriander, capsicum and sweet corn in it.

3. Now mix plain flour, 1 tbsp bread crumb and all spices and herb in it and then mix all together and make a thick dough from it.

4. Now take another bowl add 1 tbsp corn starch, 1 tbsp all purpose flour and 1.5 tsp bread crumb in it and make a smooth paste with help of little water. (Meanwhile heat the oil in a pan or kadai for frying the nuggets).

5. Now take a lemon size ball from the Vegetable dough and shape them to round or square as your choice.

6. Then dip it, in corn starch paste and then bread crumb and corn flakes curmb powder.

7. Now deep fry them into hot oil until it becomes golden brown in color and then transfer to the absorbent paper, likewise prepare other nuggets.

Now crunchy Vegetable nuggets are ready to serve…enjoy them with hot cup of tea and tomato ketchup or any types of chutney..😊

Cheesy Bread Disc


Cheesy bread discs are like drops of water in desert when you are hungry and need some quality food. This is a quick appetizer recipe made with bread, cheese and veggies. I am also using Mozzarella cheese but you can skip it in case you dont like it or like to avoid it.

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There can be multiple options for adding vegetables like carrots, capsicum, olives, mushroom, broccoli etc. You can add or remove vegetables as per your choice. I am going to share recipe in oven method but you can also make it on non stick tawa or pan.

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Ingredients

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8 bread slices (white or brown)

1 tblsp chopped tomato

1 tblsp chopped onion

1 tblsp finely chopped coloured capsicums (red, yellow, green)

1 tbsp chopped carrot (optional)

1 tblsp sweet corn

2 tblsp grated cottage cheese

2 tblsp grated mozzarella cheese

1 tsp black paper powder

1/2 tsp organo leaves

2 tblsp tomato ketchup

1 tsp chilli sauce (optional)

1 tsp butter

Salt to taste

 

Instructions

1. First of all we are preparing discs, take a circle cookie cutter(to get maximum big circle from the bread) and cut all bread slices to circles(as shown in picture).

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2. Now take four round bread slices and cut smaller rings out of them(as shown in picture). Now cover all the slices and keep them aside.

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3. For filling, take a big bowl, now add all chopped veggies and Spices in it.

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4. Then add 1 tblsp tomato ketchup, 1 tblsp cottage cheese, 1 tblsp mozzarella cheese and crushed organo leaves in it and mix them well.

 

5.Now take a medium bowl and add soft butter, remaining tomato ketchup, chilli sauce, cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, pinch of salt and pinch of black pepper powder in it and mix it well.

6. Now preheat the oven on 180℃.

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7. Now apply prepared butter spread on all four round shapes slices.

 

8. Now cover all of prepared slices with bread ring (as shown in picture).

9. Press the edges lightly so that the rings stick to the slice properly.

10. In the centre of the ring, put a tbsp of cheesy veggies filling (as shown in pictures).

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11. Place all the ring in a baking tray and bake them in preheated oven for about 7 to 8 minutes or until they become golden in color.

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Now cheesy bread disks are ready. Serve them with tomato ketchup or hot cup of tea or as your choice….. Enjoy😊!!

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