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Moong Dal Burfi

Moong dal burfi/halwa is one of my favorite sweet dishes ever! I have been craving for the lip-smacking dessert for quite some time, but the time and effort required to churn this out has kept me from trying my hands at making moong dal burfi. Yesterday night, I decided to give it a go and soaked 2 cups of moong dal.

Unfortunately since morning, there was power outage in my locality. Suddenly, power came for 5 minutes and this was an opportunity for me to grind the lentil. Then again there was a powercut. Nevertheless, I did not bother, since I had made the most of the opportunity when it was restored for 5-10 minutes.


I remember the good old office days when we would get to eat moong dal halwa as a sweet dish more often.

I would especially wait for lunch and never check the menu, except the sweet dish part, for I always wanted to relish moong dal halwa or burfi.

I was fortunate enough to get the same almost every other day. Yes, fond memories there!




Finally, I started with moong dal…

Mountain Man Dashrat Manjhi: A Love Story That Moved A Mountain

The world knows Taj Mahal as an eternal symbol of love, since it was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. But how many of you have heard about Dashrat Manjhi - the mountain man who carved a path through the Gehlour Hills in Bihar using only a chisel and hammer.







His efforts reduced the distance between his village Atri and Wazirganj blocks in Bihar's Gaya from 55 km to 15 km. Quite an achievement to talk about!!!!

Now you must be wondering why are we talking about this man and comparing his efforts with the Taj Majal?

Well, Dashrat Manjhi did this only for his beloved wife, whose death in 1959 due to lack of medical care in the village inspired Manjhi to carve out a path in the mountains to make commuting easier for people of his village. His wish was that nobody else has to meet the same fate as his wife and lose their life due to the mountainous distance between them and the nearest medical facility.

Since the mountain was a barrier …

Dhokla Without Curd

Dhokla needs no introduction. The super easy recipe makes a great snack, loved by young and old and kids.I never loved dhokla until I prepared this delicious Gujarati snack myself. I had to try it since hubby loves dhokla.



Recipe
1 cup besan (gram flour)
1 tbsp - lemon juice
a pinch of haldi
little water
1 tsp -Ginger Paste 
2 tsp - Eno Fruit Salt
Salt to taste

Add turmeric and water to gram flour. The batter should not be flowy. Keep aside for 20 minutes.

Add 1 tsp of lemon juice, ginger paste, salt . Mix well.
Grease a mould for steaming the dhokla.

Add eno just before steaming. Pour the batter in the steamer. Keep it for steaming for 20 mins. (Keep an eye on the batter)

Tempering:
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Green Chilli - 1 tsp
Salt - as per taste
Sugar - 1 tsp
Lime Juice - 1 tsp
Few Curry Leaves
1 cup of water
Coriander Leaves for garnishing

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds. When mustard splutters, add curry leaves. Add water, salt, sugar, chilli. When the water boils, switch off the …

Dahi Vada (Steamed Dumplings in Curd Gravy)

Dahi vada is a favorite with everyone. More often than not, vadas are deep fried, I have come up with a steamed version just like idlis.

Yes, these steamed dumplings taste equally good and are a healthier alternative to their fried counterparts! A soul-pleasing dish for health freaks with the goodness of curd and mint leaves. Who says health food cannot be tasty?
Dahi vada is a popular delicacy all across India. It is one dish that serves as an accompaniment to meal times. Besides, dahi vada is savored as a snack. Here's presenting steamed dahi vada recipe. Does that disappoint? Of course, not!


Enjoy these vadas guilt free!
Ingredients
1/2 cup urad dal
1/2 cup roasted Bengal gram/ chickpea flour (chana dal)
2 pinches- baking soda/eno
Little salt


Procedure


Soak both dals for 3-4 hours. Grind them with very little water.Add eno/baking soda before steaming in idli steamer. That's it. If you have the time for fermenting the batter, then leave the dal paste for 4-5 hours for fermentat…

Health Tips: How To Live A Healthy, Happy Life

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