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!!😊

Curd Rice with Mint Flavor


  1. Curd and Rice both are very healthy ingredients to make any dish. The combination of both means taste, health and perfect option for a healthy meal. Yes today i am going to share an easy and super delicious recipe of Curd rice with mint flavor. This is one of the quick and easy recipe. Though Curd rice is a popular south indian dish but people like it in all over india because of its taste.

This recipe needs only few easily available ingredients. There are many ways to make curd rice, somewhere people add mix salad veggies in it, and somewhere they use fruits but both options are good so you can add fruits and veggies according to Your comfort. I used fresh mint leaves to gives it a fresh and different flavor. This recipe is perfect option for kids lunch box too. Hope you will like it.

1/2 cup raw white rice

1 cup yogurt/curd

20 mint leaves

1 teaspoon cooking oil

1/4 cup milk

1 inch ginger piece(finely chopped)

1 carrot (small) grated

Fresh coriander leaves (finely chopped)

Salt to taste

For Tempering

1 teaspoon mustard seeds

1 green chilli (chopped)

Pinch of Asafoetida/hing

8 curry leaves (fresh or dry)

Instructions

1. To prepare curd rice with mint flavor, first we need to wash and soak rice for 15 minutes.

2. Now take a deep pan or rice cooker, add 1 and 1/4 cups of water, soaked rice, mint leaves and pinch of salt in it. Cook the rice until they become very soft.

3. Now whisk the curd without adding water because this recipe required thick consistency of yogurt.

4. Mash the rice lightly and when rice cool completely, add whisked yogurt and Milk in it.

5. For Tempering – heat oil in a small pan, add mustard in hot oil, let it splutter. Then add fresh mint leaves, carrot,coriander leaves, curry leaves and salt.

6. Now pour seasoning and mix well, then keep them into refrigerator for about 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes Garnish them with Pomegranate seeds and mint leaves. Then mint flavor Curd rice is ready to serve…..Enjoy!!😊

Note

If you are using fresh yogurt/curd that time you can avoid adding milk.

When you ‘ll add curd and rice together, make sure rice should be cool.

For some spicy flavor you can also add little bit black pepper powder in it.

Yogurt and Raw Dates Delight


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 Dates and yogurt contain various vitamins, minerals and othenutritions , and today i am gonna makedessert from both ingredients. 

 

*This is super healthy and fatfree dessert and also good for diabetes & heart patients*.

wp-1481315811450.jpgDates are a high-fiber food, which can help you feel full longer, and yogurt is a good source of calcium, protein and probiotics. In this recipe i used raw dates but you can use any type of dates bt raw is more better from others. So lets start to prepare most healthy recipe of the year which will keep you away from some well known medicines

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Ingredients

1 cup fresh plain yogurt

10 raw dates

1 tbsp pure honey

10 soaked & peeled almonds

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Instructions

1. Blend all ingredients together except half quantity of soaked almonds, until you get smooth mixture.

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2. Now garnish with soaked almond and few drops of honey.

3. Eat immediately as soft-serve, or freeze 20 minutes for a chilled & firmer texture.

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Kashmiri Paneer Or Veth Chaman Recipe


*Kashmiri Paneer Or Veth Chaman Recipe*

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Kashmiri Veth Chaman is a typical Kashmiri recipe where in paneer is cooked in yogurt, fennel and tomato curry prepared by Kashmiri pandits. Kashmiri pandit cuisine is elaborate and gives out the ethnic identity of the pandits. The food is usually prepared in lots of yogurt, oil, and spices. The recipe uses no onions and garlic. It is very delicious and an easy recipe.

The Kashmiri Veth Chaman can be served with rice, lachha paratha or simple phulkas.

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Ingredients

300 grams Paneer (Homemade Cottage Cheese) , diced in cubes

1 1/2 cup Water

pinch Asafoetida (hing)

2 Cinnamon Stick

5 Green cardamom

2 Bay leaves (tej patta)

1/2 cup Homemade tomato puree

1/2 teaspoon Shahi jeera

1/2 teaspoon Kashmiri red chili powder

1.5 teaspoon Fennel seeds (Saunf) , grounded to make powder

2 tablespoon Yogurt (Curd) , whisked

pinch Saffron

1/2 teaspoon Dry ginger powder

pinch Mixed Spices

4 tablespoons Mustard oil

Salt , to taste

Coriander leaves (Dhania) , for garnishing

Directions for Kashmiri Veth Chaman Recipe (Paneer in Yogurt & Tomato Curry)

 

  1. To begin the preparation of Kashmiri Veth Chaman, heat 2 tablespoons mustard oil in a thick bottomed pan and fry the cubes of cottage cheese until it turns golden brown color. Drain on absorbent paper.

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2. Meanwhile In a bowl, add 1 and a half cup of warm water and then put the fried paneer to the warm water.

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3. Now in a pan add the remaining mustard oil, add asafoetida and let it sizzle for a second.

4. Now add cinnamon sticks, bay leaves and green cardamom, saute them for few seconds.

 

5. Add shahi jeera and saute for another few seconds. Then add tomato puree in it.

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6. Now add kashmiri red chilli powder, ginger powder and mix well.

7. Now add freshly grounded fennel powder and mix it properly. At this time add half cup of soaked paneer liquid and mix well (you may add more or less water as your choice).

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8. When the mixture starts to boil, add whisked yogurt, crushed saffron and mix them well.

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9. Simmer for a further 5 minutes then add salt and mix well. Now add soaked paneer cubes carefully because they are very soft now. Cover and let it simmer for 1 or 2 minutes.

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10. Now sprinkle mixed spice or garam masala and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

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Served the Kashmiri Veth Chaman with rice or lachha paratha or simple phulkas as your choice😊….Enjoy!!

Pomegranate Raita


*Pomegranate Raita*


#Navratri #Special

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Pomegranate and yogurt contain various vitamins and other nutritions, and today i am gonna make Pomegranate raita which can help you feel full longer during fasting period. Even this is very healthy dish for all age groups, because yogurt is a good source of calcium, protein and probiotics. So lets begin to prepare whisked spicy yogurt with healthy combo of Pomegranate.

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Ingredients

1.5 cup fatfree yogurt

1/2 cup of pomegranate

1/4 tsp black pepper powder

1/3 tsp of roasted cumin powder

Rock salt to taste

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 Instructions

1. Take a big bowl and add yogurt in it.

2. Now whisk the yogurt with a hand blender.

3. Now add Pomegranate, black pepper powder, and salt in it.

4. Mix it very well and transfer it into the serving bowl.

5. Now sprinkle some Pomegranate seeds, roasted cumin powder and black pepper powder then serve chilled…..enjoy!!

Eggless Tutti Fruity Cake


*Eggless Tutti Fruity Cake*

(रेसिपी इंग्लिश और हिन्दी दोनों भाषा में उपलब्ध है)

Eggless tutti fruity cake is soft rich, buttery, moist and fragrant cake which will turn as one of your favorite dessert. It is easy to bake, delight to eat, freshly baked tutti frutti cake/loaf recipe with step by step pictures-

Ingredients

1. All purpose flour = 1 cup
2. Wheat flour = 2 tbsp
3. Fine semolina = 1 tsp
4. Milk powder = 2 tbsp
5. Corn starch = 1 tsp (Optional)
6. Sugar = 1/3 cup
7. Butter = 80 gm(room temperature)
8. Milk = as required
9. Yogurt = 1/2 cup (whisked)
10. Condensed milk = 1/2 cup
11. Baking powder = 1 tsp
12. Baking soda = 1/2 tsp
13. Home made tutti fruity = 1/2 cup
14. Home made raisins = 2 tbsp
15. Pinch of yellow food color (Optional)
16. Vanilla essence = 1 tsp
17. Cardamom (crushed )= 1 tsp (Optional)
18. White vinegar = 1 tbsp
19. Pinch of salt
20 Plain flour for dusting = 1 tbsp

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Instructions

1. Preheat oven at 180℃ . Prepare a loaf tin by applying oil on it and dusting with flour.

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2. Sift the all purpose flour, wheat flour, semolina, corn starch, baking powder, baking soda and pinch of salt together and mix it well.

3. Take a big bowl and add butter, condensed milk, sugar, yogurt, vanilla essence and mix it well until it turns in a creamy texture.

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4. Now sprinkle some plain flour over the tutti fruity and spread it well .(Dusting the tutti frutti with some flour before incorporating them in the batter helps in even distribution preventing them from sinking at the bottom of the cake).

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5. Now add the dry ingredients in the wet mixture. Mixing very well and for the right consistency add milk if needed.

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6. Add tutti fruity and raisins and at last add white vinegar and then mix it well.

7. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf tin and tap well. Sprinkle some crushed cardamom .

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8. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes.

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9. The top should turn golden brown and a tester (tooth pick) should come out clean.

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10. Allow the cake to cool for 1 hrs then slice and enjoy with Hot Tea or Coffee.

*टूटी फ्रूटी केक* (अंडा रहित)

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आवश्यक सामग्री

1. मैदा = 1 कप
2. आटा = 2 बड़ी चम्मच
3. सूजी = 1 छोटी चम्मच
4. मिल्क पाउडर = 2 बड़ी चम्मच
5. कॉर्न स्टार्च = 1 छोटी चम्मच ( ऐच्छिक)
6. चीनी = 1/3 कप
7. मक्खन = 80 ग्राम (साधारण तापमान का)
8. दूध = आवश्यकता अनुसार
9. दही = 1/2 कप (फैंटी हुई)
10. कंडेंस्ड मिल्क = 1/2 कप
11. बेकिंग पाउडर = 1 छोटा चम्मच
12. बेकिंग सोडा = 1/2 छोटी चम्मच
13. टूटी फ्रूटी(होम मेड) = 1/2 कप
14. किशमिश (होम मेड) = 2 बड़ी चम्मच
15. 1 पिंच पीला रंग(खाने में प्रयोग होने वाला)( ऐच्छिक)
16. वनीला एसेंस = 1 छोटी चम्मच
17. हरी ईलायची( दरदरी कुटी हुई) = 1 छोटी चम्मच (ऐच्छिक)
18. सफ़ेद सिरका = 1 बड़ी चम्मच
19. 1पिंच नमक
20. मैदा छिड़कने के लिए = 1छोटी चम्मच

(ऐच्छिक सामग्री को आप अपनी मर्जी के अनुसार प्रयोग में ला सकते हैं और मर्जी के अनुसार ही हटा सकते हैं)

निर्देशानुसार बनाएं

1. ओवन को 180℃ तापमान पर गरम करें. केक के लिए लोफ टिन को तैयार करें. टिन में थोडा तेल लगाकर उसके ऊपर मैदा छिड़के और अतिरिक्त मैदा को गिरा दें

2. मैदा, आटा, सूजी, कॉर्न स्टार्च, बेकिंग पाउडर, बेकिंग सोडा एक पिंच नमक इन सब को एक साथ छाने और अच्छी तरह मिलाएं

3. एक बड़ा कटोरा लें उसमे मक्खन, कंडेंस्ड मिल्क, चीनी, दही, वनीला एसेंस डालकर अच्छी तरह क्रीमी होने तक मिलाएं

4. अब 1 चम्मच मैदा टूटी फ्रूटी के ऊपर छिड़के और अच्छी तरह मिलाएं. ( इससे टूटी फ्रूटी केक की सतह में नहीं जमेगी).

5. अब सूखे मिश्रण को गीले मिश्रण के साथ बहुत अच्छी तरह मिलाएं और अगर मिश्रण गाढ़ा लग रहा है तो इसमें आवश्यकता अनुसार दूध मिलाकर कर मिश्रण को सही कंसिस्टेंसी का बनाएं

6. टूटी फ्रूटी व् किशमिश मिलाएं और सबसे आखिर में 1 चम्मच सफ़ेद सिरका मिलाएं और मिश्रण को अच्छी प्रकार से मिला लें

7. मिश्रण को तैयार किए गए टिन में डाले. टिन को पूरा नहीं भरे आधा ख़ाली छोड़ दें ताकि केक को फैलने के लिए पर्याप्त स्थान मिल सके. अब टिन को खटखटा कर इसके ऊपर दरदरी पिसी हरी ईलायची डालें.

8. गरम किए गए ओवन में 30 से 35 मिनट के लिए बेक करें.

9. बेक होने के बाद केक की ऊपरी सतह सुनहरी होनी चाहिए और केक के केंद्र को किसी टूथ पिक से चैक करें वो टूथ पिक केक से साफ बाहर आनी चाहिए.

10. केक को 1 घंटे तक ठंडा होने दें उसके बाद टुकड़ो में काट कर गरम चाय या कॉफी के साथ आनंद लें

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