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From the Kitchen of Anita Chahal Mommy Da Dhaba - Punjabi Recipe Treasure

This page is dedicated to our dearest Anita Chahal aunty ji.  It's anuty ji's anniversary today, and I want to treasure her healthy food recipes and share with you all.

Punjabi recipes from Anita Chahal aunty's kitchen

Old recipes of moms and grandmoms or nanis and dadis are treasures. Agree? I bring to you one such recipe treasure from the kitchen of our very own Anita Chahal aunty ji. From cakes to curries, from simple breakfast to main course meals, from cookies to desserts and sweets, from age-old recipes to traditional home remedies, Anita Chahal aunty's kitty is bursting with suggestions. Any takers? This page brings to you all her healthy food recipe treasures at one place.

Words fall short when it comes to talking about the lady behind this page. A self-made "superwoman," Anita Chahal aunty ji is a mother to all. As a woman of this generation, we feel proud to have connected with aunty ji, whose personal life is full of sweet and sour tales. But our aunty ji is a showcase of strength, commitment, and self-respect. A humble highly educated lady, who is full of love & care, Anita Chahal aunty ji is a learner to this date. Despite years of cooking experience under her belt, she has a zeal to hone her culinary skills - learning and unlearning ways that make cooking healthy, fun, and easy. Connect with her Punjabi and fusion recipes on this page. You will love every bit of it, because every single post here speaks of health. Each of her simple recipes is food for the soul and reminds me of my ma ke hath ka khana 

Simple, delicious, and quick are aunty ji's healthy recipes, often churned out with simplest of ingredients easily available on your kitchen shelves.



Homemade Veg Mayonnaise Recipe Indian

homemade mayonnaise

Half cup..............malai
One cup..............refined oil
One tsp...............mustard paste
1/4 tsp................salt
Mixed oil and malai
Added mustard paste and salt
Used hand blender to make a smooth creamy paste
Done
gujjiya recipe whole wheat oatmeal airfryer

Instant Ginger Pickle



Made instant ginger in lemon juice with salt. It Never goes bad,,and I keep adding more ginger and lemon/vinegar as the level goes goes down in the jar


Colorful Healthy Popsicles


Scorching heat,,biting sun,,tired kids,, returning home at 2.30 pm
What to give them to ease their discomfort.....
Nimbu paani,,but they want different goodies .every day.....
So
What better than ठंडी,cool ice candy...colourful,,different flavours and tastes to choose,,distracts their mind from the heat and dust

Just pour two tsp of each flavour of,squash..orange,lemon,khus,rose,...into each mould,fill up with water,stir,cover and keep in freezer,,so that it is set by the time they require it
Serve and cherish the smiles and laughter
Enjoy

Carrot raita



Curd .....one bowl,beaten well
Carrots....two,washed,scraped and grated
Salt,red chilly pd and roasted jeera
Mix all and serve with rice or roti
Enjoy


Baby potatoes for healthy snack recipe for kids



Anita aunty says, "Summer vacations are on,,,earlier than scheduled ,,,because of intense heat wave.. My grandson wanted something for ऐंवै ही भूख.....so he suggested this and helped me with his idea...his spiderman also came to taste it"
Some baby potatoes,parboiled 
Peeled and fried in appe pan 
Pricked all over with fork 
Sprinkled black salt and amchoor pd 
And lo,instant snack is ready Enjoy

Nimona recipe



Ingredients
Green peas...pureed with water
Curd
Jeera,hing ,ajwain,salt,red chilli pd,refined oil
Heat oil,add jeera,,cackle
Add hiing
Add pureed peas,mixed with curd and salt,red chilli pd
Mix well,cook ,,add water and cook for about five minutes
Its ready to serve

Chappan Kaddu recipe curry



Chappan kaddu............250gm
Onions...........two large chopped
Ginger............two inch chopped
Garlic..............15 cloves
Milk.................half cup
NO OIL/GHEE
Mix vegetable,onions,ginger,garlic..all chopped
Add salt,red chilly pd(or green chilly chopped,I didn't have) ,haldi,jeera and a cup of water
Cook for two whistles
Release pressure ,add milk and serve hot with chapati
Enjoy

Sago kheer recipe



Sago ......................................1 bowl
Milk.........................................1 lt
Sugar.....................................1 bowl
Cashews,raisins and desicated coconut
Soak sago overnight
Boil milk,add sago,cook on sim for about ten minutes
Add sugar ,mix and cook for another five minutes till sugar is dissolved
Add dry fruits
Serve hot or cold,,yummy both ways

Promila Bhalla suggested another recipe with chappan kaddu,
"Anita Ji,jaise baingan ka bharta bnate hain,chappan kadu ka bh bharta bina chilka utare bna kr try karein.shyad pasand aaye.
Aap ka method toh m jaroor try karungi.
Thanks for this nice tip"

Pumpkin side dish (dry curry recipe)



Pumpkin......................500 gm
Onions.chopped........................2
Tomatoes(I used puree)...............2
Jeera,salt,red chilly pd,haldi,dhaniya pd
Mustard oil.............2 tsp
Peel,wash and chop pumpkin into small cubes
Heat mustard oil in a wok
Add a pinch of salt
Add chopped onions,saute
Add tomatoes puree,,2 tsp,,saute
Add jeera,haldi,red chilly pd and dhaniya pd,,saute
Add pumpkin,mix well,cover and cook on sim...no water needed
Stir in between
Cook for about ten minutes ,till pumpkin pieces can be cut with spoon
Serve hot with chapatis
Enjoy

Multigrain panjiri recipe



Whole wheat flour..........2 bowls
besan...............................1 bowl
Suji...................................1 bowl
Soyabean flour...............1 bowl
Flax seeds......................3 tb sp
desicated coconut........3 tb sp
shakkar...........................2 bowls
Leftover of ghee...........2 bowls
Dry roast flax seeds,grind and keep aside
Dry roast suji,keep aside
Dry roast besan,keep aside
Dry roast soyabean flour,keep aside
Roast whole wheat flour in leftover after making ghee
When it turns golden,and emits nice smell,add all flours,slowly,stirring continuously
When all is well mixed,add flax seeds and coconut
Here you can add more nuts and dry fruits of your choice,,I didn't add anything else.
Add shakkar ,mix and put off flame.
Tried binding into ladoos,but I had used very less ghee,so left it at panjiri
Enjoy winters

Zucchini side dish recipe

I make it like grilled veggies....First wash n cut slanting from the middle....Then use the lines Wala chips maker n get thick lined chips...N just pour a few drops of oil in a wok, add carrots, beans , broccoli , mushrooms,potato n tomato wedges if you want n sprinkle salt n pepper & have as a healthy starter or side dish



Zucchini.........................half kg
Onions ..........................2 large
Tomatoes.....................2 large(I used homemade tomato puree...2 tb sp)
Mustard oil........................1 tb sp
Jeera....................................1 tsp
Salt,red chilly pd,haldi,dhaniya pd
Wash peel and chop zucchini into small cubes.
(I didn't know if it had to be peeled or to be used unpeeled)
Heat mustard oil,,add a pinch of salt
Add chopped onions,saute
Add tomatoes,saute
Add jeera,salt etc,saute
Add zucchini,mix cover and cook on sim for about five minutes
Serve hot with roti

Sweet appe recipe




Posting after many days,, because of some urgent family matters and personal health problems
Missed all of you
Followed recipe of dear Radhika Chhabra, with different ingredients
Omitted wheat flour,suji and maida
Substituted with soyabean flour and oatmeal
Used Shakkar instead of sugar
Rest process same

Garam masala recipe



Jeera.......................two tb sp
Peppercorn ...........one tb sp
Cloves.....................one tb sp
Big cardamom ......one tb sp
Cinnamon ..............4-5 sticks
Star Anise ......................4-5
Jaiphal............................2
Keep all in sun for a day
Lightly dry roast all
Grind to powder,,let it get cool
Store in airtight container

Chai masala recipe



Saunf.......................one tb sp
Small cardamom...one tb sp
Peppercorns ..........one tb sp
Cloves......................one tb sp
Star anise...............4-5
Jaiphal....................one
Dried ginger...........one tb sp
Mulethi...................three sticks
Keep all in sun for a day
Lightly dry roast all
Grind to powder
Cool and store in airtight jar
Parshotam aunty suggests, add ajwain to this masala for winters."

Biryani Masala recipe

Anita aunty writes, "Actually it is based on my own needs. My grandsons are very young and dislike whole spices like cloves ,pepper and cardamom in their food,,but are also very fond of Biryani,,so I adapted this technique,of adding flavours and taste without them seeing these spices..."


Home made Biryani masala
Big cardamom..................10-12
Small cardamom..............10-12
Cloves...............................1 tb sp
Peppercorns....................1 tb sp
Cinnamon.........................2 sticks
Nutmeg.............................1
Dry roast all
Grind coarsely
Cool and store in airtight container
Use one tsp of this biryani masala  for one cup rice
Enjoy


Papaya halwa recipe


What can you do when you cut a very good looking deep yellow looking papaya...and find it raw..😢
See what I did 
Peeled,cleaned and sliced it
Divided into three parts
First part,ripe,which can be eaten as fruit
Second part totally raw,which can be grated and used in stuffed paranthas,,(and also as marination for non veg)
Third part which is neither ripe,,nor totally raw.....this I chopped,,pressure cooked for two whistles with one tb sp water,,pureed ,added sugar and one tb sp malai,,,cooked till halwa consistency
How do you like my ideas...🤓🤓🤓
Enjoy

Vrat ke aloo recipe



My first attempt at preparing food for fasting.
My daughter came home for the weekend,and her driver is fasting for navratras. So with explicit and detailed information from dear Rashmi Tripathi, Ravneet Kaur and Radhika Maheshwari,,was able to provide passable diet
Rest you can judge..
Sorry could not click ready thali
Boiled potatoes..............................3
Tomatoes.......................................2
Ginger........................1 small piece
Green chillies................................2
Green coriander.................... a little
Sendha namak
Desi ghee..............................1 tsp
Jeera.....................................1/2tsp
Water
Peel And chop potatoes
Peel and grate ginger
Wash,destem and chop fine green chillies
Wash and chop fine green coriander
Heat desi ghee,in a pan,add jeera,saute
Add all ingredients,mix,add water and cook covered for about five minutes.
Serve hot with curd and vrat ke atte ki roti
Could not click pic of ready Thali.
Roti
Vrat ka atta,mix boiled mashed potato,sendha namak and a tsp of desi ghee.
Make dough
 Take small ball of dough on oiled hand and pat on hands to make a thick disc..cook on hot tawa..flip,apply some desi ghee and roast.
Enjoy navratras

Moong dal panjiri recipe



Missing my late grandmother,who used to make panjiri with whole moong dal every winter,for us.
Have never tried earlier,but knew the process followed by her. 
She used to soak whole moong dal overnight,next morning grind it ,,and fry vadaa,,,cool them and again grind. Then she would fry this again in desi ghee with lots of dry fruits and goond. To this she would add gur ki chashni,,and make laddoo,,and keep some as panjiri.
This year I decided to try,,but with newly learnt methods and ingredients.
So I took 
Moong whole dal.......1 bowl
Chana dal.....................1 bowl
Oats..............................1 bowl
Flax seeds...................2 tb sp
Grated coconut...........1 bowl
Dry roasted them all separately.
Leftover of ghee..........1+1/2 bowls
Shakkar..........................2 bowls
 Put leftover of ghee in a thick bottomed wok
Added all roasted flours,,and mixed till nice aroma filled the whole house.
Added shakkar ,mixed well and put off gas.
Was too tired by then ,so didn't try binding into laddoos.
Panjiri tasted and passed by my husband and my grandsons.
Me happy.
Enjoy

Raw papaya cutlets




Peeled,deseeded,grated raw papaya.....two bowls
Boiled,peeled,mashed potatoes ...one bowl
Soaked for one hour,sago...one bowl
Besan.....one bowl
Green chillies......two
Grated ginger.....one tsp
Salt to taste
Mix all,, make small balls
Grease all digs of preheated appe pan
Cook balls in covered appe pan,for three minutes on each side
Serve hot with tomato methi chutney
Chutney
---+++++---
Tomatoes ...three
Boil them for about five minutes
Cool,remove skin,and mash
Roast methi seeds,till nice aroma comes
Grind to powder and keep aside
heat one tsp mustard oil
Add one tsp rai,and a pinch of hing
Add tomatoes,and a green chilly sliced fine
Cover and cook till it becomes a nice paste
Add salt,and mix
Remove from fire
Sprinkle methi powder
Serve with any parantha,snack,rice or bread

Sugarfree laddu recipe with oats



Following recipe of dear Ravneet Kaur,w with a couple of changes and additions,,made sugar free laddoos
Bhuna chana................1 katori
Peanuts.........................1 katori
Oats................................1 katori
Grated coconut.............1 katori
Deseeded  dates..........200 gm
Flax seeds.....................1 tb sp
Desi ghee.......................1 tb sp
Water...............................half katori
Dry roasted(each separately) and ground to powder,,chana(with brown cover),peanuts,oats and flax seeds.
Boiled dates in half katori water for just a couple of boils.
Pureed them with this water.
Mixed all ingredients and prepared a dough.
Made small balls and stored in airtight container.
Enjoy

Oats Carrot Halwa



Carrot halwa,my style
With healthy idea of dear Ravneet Kaur
Carrots.................................3 kg
Milk.......................................1 Lt
Sugar....................................3 cups
Besan.................................1/2cup
Oatmeal...............................1/2 cup
Malai......................................2 tb sp
Peel,wash and grate carrots
Cook them,on medium flame,, with milk in a heavy bottomed wok/cooker without rubber and whistle.
In another wok,dry roast besan and oatmeal separately.
When milk is almost dry and carrots cooked(takes about one hour),,add sugar.
Sugar will release water,,cook some more,till,it is almost dry.
Add malai,mix and cook another couple of minutes
Add dry roasted besan/oatmeal.
I added besan to half and oatmeal to the other half.
Mixed well,cooked till well mixed
I didn't add any dry fruits as my grandsons don't like any. They take dry fruits in breakfast as it is.
Serve hot.
Enjoy

Colorful beetroot paratha



होली के दिन दिल खिल जाते हैं
रंगों में रंग मिल जाते हैं
Today I made colourful paranthas
Green 
Methi stems after using leaves for methi aaloo bhurji
Greens of spring onions
Green coriander
Green chillies
Ginger
Garlic
Chop all,and grind in mixie to make puree
Knead atta with this puree
Red
Beetroot stems chopped ( beetroot used in salad and muffins,,leaves used with spinach in palak pander)
Green chillies
Ginger
Garlic
Chop all roughly
Grind in mixie with water
Knead atta with this puree
Make paranthas
Serve hot with curd and mix vegetable pickle
Enjoy
Another benefit is,,that adding Greens this way,keeps paranthas soft,so they are good for Tiffin's or traveling too. If we chop methi etc and add,the paranthas become rock hard on cooling

Zuchini recipe tip with dal



Yummy....I love this simple healthy nutritious quick vege....I too never peel it...Auntyji...I hv made it wz chana Dal as well as with Moong Dal ..Turns out awesome..Do cut little bigger pieces wn making wz Dal..Hv also used it in mix veg subzi as well as in vege soup. Recently I hv made it wz soya chunks nd once wz palak too as sukhi subzi....😃😃

Radish leaves bhurji recipe




Radish leaves............of 10 radish
Potatoes.....................4-5
Ajwain.........................1 tsp
Hing............................a pinch
Mustard oil.................one tb sp
Salt..............................to taste
Red chilly pd,haldi....half tsp each
Wash and chop radish leaves
Peel,wash and cut potatoes into cubes
Heat mustard oil in a wok
Add pinch of hing and ajwain
Add potatoes
Add red chilly pd,haldi and salt
Mix well
Add chopped radish leaves
Mix
Add half cup water,,cover and cook till potatoes done and dish is dry
Serve hot with chapati and curd
Enjoy

Rajma Cutlets



कुछ बचे राज माह
कुछ बचे हुए चावल,,
मुझे चिढ़ा रहे थे

तो बदला लेने के लिए...
मैने,दोनो को मिलाया
मिक्सी में दो बार घुमाया
नमक मिर्च प्याज़ अदरक मिला कर गोला बनाया
Preheated,greased अप्पे पैन में पकाया
और चटनी,सौस लगा कर चटकारे लगा कर निपटाया
कैसा लगा मेरा idea भाया.

Matar mushrooms tomatoes with just a hint of oil



Peas (shelled)................one bowl
Mushrooms ...................one pkt
Onions ............................one large
Ginger garlic paste..........one tsp
Tomatoes ................3 large.pureed
Salt,red chilly pd,haldi pd,dhaniya pd....as required
Mustard oil........one tsp
Heat oil,,when steaming,add a pinch of salt
Add fine chopped onion and ginger garlic paste,saute
Add tomato puree,saute
Add peas and salt and spices
Mix well
Add washed and chopped mushrooms
Add half cup water,mix,cover and cook till dry
Serve hot with chapatis
Enjoy

Poha peas recipe



Sautéed rai ,onion ,karri pattaand green chilly,,in one tsp oil
added frozen corns,salt,haldi
Cooked for a minute
Added washed and strained Poha
Mixed well,covered ,putoff gas,kept for a couple of minutes
My breakfast is ready
Come and share

Oats,coconut muthias

I have full faith in your culinary skills,,so just followed blindly.
Remembered last time,when I had tried your carrot laddoos,and they were not ready to be bound in shape
So this time I had some cold milk ready,sprinkled it and it was done in a jiffy
I have some problems with my hands so don't want to make round spherical shapes,,moreover this muthia shape is easy to make and easier to eat too,,even by kids
Thanks again




 Rajma without onion garlic oil recipe



Rajmah....two bowls .soaked overnight

Pressure cooked for five to six whistles ,with about three bowls water,salt,jeera..one tsp each and three tomatoes

when pressure is released,added red chilly pd to taste,,mashed a little with back of ladle....and its ready to be gobbled up with matar pulav(without any ghee)curd ,,chopped onions,chopped radish and chopped green chillies in vinegar...

Mashroom do pyaza



Mashroom 2 pac
Onion 4
Tomato 3
Garlic 7 to 8 cloves ...ginger small piece...green chilli one ..
Salt ,redchilli powder ,dhaniya powder ,garam masala ..half katori malai & kasoori methi ..
Method ...
Take a kadahi ...put oil in it ..Add 2 sliced onion saute for few min ...add grind onion ginger garlic n tomato paste in it ....till saute whn oil separate ...add all dry masalas ...add ..add mashroom cook for 15 to 20 min then its soft...add malai
n cook 5 min ...Add kasuri methi...NOW

U can add curd or milk in place of Malai to make it more healthier as suggested by Anita Chahal aunt 😍😍

MASHROOM DO PIYAZZA IS READY ...SERVE HOT WID PRANTHA ...
....GARNISH WID DHANIYA ...

Oats,cGod forbid if someone has a feverish feeling or is unwell and not willing to eat Was given a very easy solution to this routine problem ,,by my homoeopathic Dr bitiya(not by birth) Dr Chetna Lamba It always works


Smear a little oil/butter/desi ghee on both sides of a bread slice
Roast on a non stick tawa,till nicely crisp and brown
Sprinkle a little salt
Relish with a piece of lemon pickle

Biscuit cake recipe



Glucose biscuits..................20
Milk.......................about half cup
Sugar....................two tbsp
Cocoa pd .............one tsp
Crush biscuits,,,add milk and sugar,,blend to a smooth paste,,adding more milk if required
Add cocoa pd
Pour in greased mould
Micro for five minutes
Enjoy

Pumpkin sabzi without tomatoes



Pumpkin sabzi without tomatoes as suggested by dear Parshotam Kaur ji 
Peel,wash and chop pumpkin into small cubes 
Heat mustard oil in a wok 
Add chopped onions,saute
 Add jeera,saute 
Add haldi,red chilly pd and salt,mix 
Add chopped pumpkin,mix well 
Cover and cook on sim for about ten minutes 
Add amchoor pd,mix 
Put off gas .serve hot with chapati and curd 
Enjoy

Parshotam Kaur aunty adds, "Thanks for trying, Anita Chahal ,, add some sugar also only then u can get khatta meetha taste . U can mash d sabji a little bit , sprinkle hara Dhania (when u add amchoor pd N sugar cook the sabji for few more mints it will add colour to sabji)"

Baigan bharta in cooker (2 or 3-liter cooker)



1st layer.....1 tbsp water
2nd layer....1 tb sp oil
Third layer...1 kg brinjal...peeled,cubed
Fourth layer....chopped onions,tomatoes..5 each
Fifth layer....salt,spices
One whistle,,on high
Released pressure,
Opened,mashed with hand blender and it is ready to serve 

Mushroom peas (matar mushroom recipe)



Green peas.............one bowl
Mushrooms ...........one pkt
onion,ginger,garlic,tomatoes,red chilly pd,haldi ,salt,dhaniya pd
Mustard oil..............one tsp
Heat mustard oil,add a pinch of salt
Add chopped garlic,saute
Add chopped ginger,saute
Add chopped onions,saute
Add chopped tomatoes ,saute
Add haldi,red chilly pd,dhaniya pd and salt
Add peas and chopped mushrooms
mix well
Cook covered on sim,stirring frequently
mushrooms give out moisture,,but if you feel,you can add one tbsp water
Will be done in about five minutes
Serve hot with roti and curd
Enjoy

Sweet potato kheer/pudding recipe



Milk...................................one lt
Sweet potato...................half kg
Sugar................................two tbsp
Boil sweet potato(शकरकंदी)for two whistles
cool , peel and mash
Boil milk
Add mashed sweet potato
Cook stirring for about ten minutes
Add sugar and cook for another couple of minutes
Remove from fire
Blend with hand blender or mixer,till it is nicely mixed
Add dry roasted,crushed dry fruit (I didn't add)
Serve hot or chilled,as per choice
Delicious both ways....tastes like rabri
Enjoy

Lauki kheer recipe



Milk..........................one lt
Lauki.......................one kg
Sugar......................one bowl
Peel,wash and grate lauki
Boil milk
Add grated lauki and cook on medium flame,for about twenty minutes,,or till lauki is soft and milk thickens
Add sugar
Cook for another five minutes
Add dry fruits as per your choice(I didn't )
Serve hot or chilled
Enjoy

Lauki with urad dal vadiyan recipe



Ghiya...................................................half kg
Urad dal Vadian.................................two
Homemade bhuna masala of onion, ginger,garlic and tomatoes .............1 tbsp
Salt,red chilly pd ,haldi......as per taste
Heat a non stick pan,add bhuna masala and crushed vadian,,saute
Add condiments,mix well
Add peeled and chopped ghiya,saute
Mix well
Add one cup water,cover and cook on sim gas till water dries up and ghiya is done
Serve hot with chapatis and curd
Enjoy

Soup for winters recipe



Wash scrap and chop ...
Broccoli, carrots,,beetroot,, tomatoes,,amla,,onion and garlic,,,with some green corriander
Add all these to water along with salt,jeera and black peppers
Pressure cook for four whistles
Blend to make a smooth puree
Adjust seasoning and serve hot
Had steaming hot last night,,,but now am enjoying a second helping of cold soup....tastes better this way too
Enjoy

Pumpkin potato curry



Peel, deseed and chop pumpkin into small cubes
Chop one large onion
Chop two small tomatoes
Heat mustard oil in a wok,,when steaming,,add a pinch of salt
Add one tsp jeera,saute
add onions,saute
add tomatoes,saute
add pumpkin,,salt,haldi and red chilly pd to taste,mix all
Add about half cup water ,cover and cook for five minutes or till dry.
Serve hot with roti and curd
Enjoy

Just a basic tutorial on how to make curd..😊😊

Especially for new inexperienced homemakers
#curd


Just make the milk lukewarm,,specially in summers,it should be just lukewarm to the touch of your finger
Take a dry bowl,.....(ceramic is best,,but I use stainless steel now,because of its handling by kids is safer.).........put 1/4th tsp of curd in it,,add some cold milk and stir lightly.
Now add the lukewarm milk
Cover and keep either in your atta bin,or in a casserole,for a couple of hours.
And your firmly set curd is ready.
In winters,just add warmer milk,use a little more curd in the beginning ,,and keep overnight in a warm place....atta container,casserole,,or even a towel wrapped over it would help

Nuggets 

Made small nuggets with leftover rice and potatoes in airfryer,,,with zero oil...yipeee
Recipe credit dear Ritu Mendiratta
Cooked at 200 degrees for ten minutes



Mango banana kulfi



No milk,,no cream,,no sugar
Just plain frozen fruits
Mangoes...............2 large
Bananas................3 big
Wash,peel,mash
Blend to Puree in mixer
Keep in freezer for 5-6 hours
Take out and enjoy frozen fruit dessert

Ginger pickle with lemon juice

Made instant ginger in lemon juice with salt

..Our family's favourite....nt one day goes by without until winter's end...but Auntyji I hv always added turmeric along wz it as taught by Mom....nd I TSP vinegar (optional) will nt let it spoil. Also I hv been advised by Mom to nt add green chilly wz these two as that's the spoiler....tho lots of people do add...

 

Yes darling,Anna,,
I too add a little vinegar and no chillies
But adding turmeric might spoil the beautiful pink colour.

Lauki halwa recipe without ghee



Lauki................................one small
Shakkar/gur....................half cup
Malai................................one tb sp
Besan...............................one tb sp
Peel,wash and grate bottle gourd
Boil in one cup water for about ten minutes
Add malai,mix
Add shakkar,mix
Add dry fruits of your choice
Dry roast besan, ,and add
cook some more till it collect like dough
Garnish with dry fruits and serve It is equally yummy,hot or cold
Enjoy

Kulcha pizza recipe



ad some kulchas leftover from lunch
Spread some tomato sauce on them
Put pizza cheese over it
Improvised decorations with onion rings,chopped tomatoes,oregano,pepper pd,and some more sauce
Put in preheated airfryer and cooked for five minutes each,at 180
Kids enjoyed,with some juice,and called it home party to celebrate last week of vacations
Enjoy

No fat muffins recipe



Suji ............................one cup
Atta............................one cup
Sugar.........................one cup
Baking pd.................half tsp
Baking soda.............half tsp
Mixed all
Divided into two equal parts
In one part added
One apple,peeled and grated
One tsp bournvita dissolved in half cup lukewarm milk
In the second part,added juice of half orange
Filled in silicon moulds and kept in micro for four minutes
Made ten with this material

Sooji cheela dosa recipe



Semolina.........................2 cups
Rice flour.........................1 cup
Whole wheat flour..........1 cup
Curd..................................half cup
Roasted jeera.................1 tsp
Salt...................................1 tsp
Mix all ingredients ,,and make dosa batter with water as needed
Rest for about thirty minutes
Make dosas on non stick tawa
It is a little thick ,like uttapam,but taste wise,good
Serve hot with sambhar,chutney,,or just sauce

Macroni


Kids can be very demanding sometimes...asking for goodies that people of my generation have never made or tasted.
Maybe it is due to peer pressure.
My grandson(aged eight plus) wanted macaroni for snacks after his skating...and got me the recipe,,,from his girlfriend (since he was in kindergarten)😊😊
He helped me pick up a pack from the mall,,I followed instructions given by him,as well as on the pack, with a few changes,,,,and he was happy

Boiled one cup macaroni in two cups water with one tsp refined oil and one tsp salt,,for five minutes.
Strained,washed under running water,and kept aside.
In another wok,sauteed half tsp ginger garlic paste,,in half tsp oil,,added two spring onions(chopped ,greens included),,two tomatoes chopped,,one capsicum chopped,salt,jeera pd,half tsp home made sechzwan sauce and cooked for a couple of minutes.
Added boiled macaroni,mixed all,sprinkled green coriander and served hot ,,,with home made tomato sauce.

Enjoy my first try

French Fries in Airfryer Zero Oil



Peeled potatoes and cut into strips 
Dipped them in salted water for about ten minutes 
Took out and pat dried with kitchen towel
 Preheated airfrier for five minutes 
Mixed salt,red chilly and some finely chopped garlic cloves in potatoes 
Placed potato strips in basket and set the time for fifteen minutes at 180 degrees.

Soya Chilli




Beetroot Kanji


Black carrot (काली गाजर).........half kg
Beetroot (चुकन्दर)................two small
Mint leaves......handful
Rai crushed........three tbsp
Black salt............three tsp
Red chilly pd.......three tsp
Water...................six litres
Wash,peel and chop carrots and beetroot
Add all ingredients and keep in sun for a week
Enjoy,with or without ice,,or with a hint of lemon juice,like i do
I use plain filtered water to make it,,and it is cooked in the heat of the sun,,,so it is like pickle . 
Should stay good for quite a long time. 
In my house me and my daughter are the only ones who drink it,,
as my hubby can't have anything khatta.
....still this is the third time I have made it this season. 
If you keep it in the fridge ,after it is ready,
it may last even for six months,,or the whole summer.

Lauki Parantha


Whole wheat flour........two bowls
Lauki(peeled ,grated)...one bowl
Salt,red chilly pd,haldi pd,dhaniya pd

Mix all including juice of grated lauki,,to knead a dough
Make paranthas
Serve hot with curd ,chutney or pickle,,,or just with a cup of tea/coffee
Enjoy

MOONG DAL Panjiri

moong dal panjiri

Missing my late grandmother,who used to make panjiri with whole moong dal every winter,for us.
Have never tried earlier,but knew the process followed by her. 
She used to soak whole moong dal overnight,next morning grind it ,,and fry vadaa,,,cool them and again grind. Then she would fry this again in desi ghee with lots of dry fruits and goond. To this she would add gur ki chashni,,and make laddoo,,and keep some as panjiri.
This year I decided to try,,but with newly learnt methods and ingredients.
So I took 
Moong whole dal.......1 bowl
Chana dal.....................1 bowl
Oats..............................1 bowl
Flax seeds...................2 tb sp
Grated coconut...........1 bowl
Dry roasted them all separately.
Leftover of ghee..........1+1/2 bowls
Shakkar..........................2 bowls
Put leftover of ghee in a thick bottomed wok
Added all roasted flours,,and mixed till nice aroma filled the whole house.
Added shakkar ,mixed well and put off gas.
Was too tired by then ,so didn't try binding into laddoos.
Panjiri tasted and passed by my husband and my grandsons.
Me happy.
Enjoy

Kolhapuri Masur Dal Sabut


Masur dal sabat.......1/2 cupWhite til.....................1 tb spDry coconut grated..3 tb sp

Peanut oil..................2 tb sp
( I used refined oil)
Onion chopped.........1 tb sp
Tomato...................1 medium
Ginger garlic paste...1 tsp
Green coriander chopped..2 tb sp
Red chilly pd............1 tsp
Dhaniya pd...............1 tsp
Jeera pd...................1/2 tsp
Garam masala........1/2 tsp
Haldi pd...................1/2 tsp
Salt ......to taste
Water half cup

Soak dal in water for an hour
Add dall with one cup water and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles(keep el dante)
Dry Roast til in a pan
Add grated coconut and roast till golden
Cool and grind 
In a pan heat oil and saute onions
Add ginger garlic paste,saute
Add tomatoes,saute
Add all masala and til coconut 
Add dal and salt
Add water as needed
Bring to boil
Serve hot

Meetha/Gur Parantha

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Roll out a chapati
Place two tsp shakkar in the center and close it

Roast on non stick tawa using half tsp ghee/oil
Serve this, melt in the mouth, parantha with pickle 
Enjoy

GUR PARANTHA FOR TRAVEL


Tomato-Dates Chutney




Followed recipe of dear Ravneet Kaur,,and made tangy sweet chutney of tomatoes and dates
Tomatoes....................10
Dates............................10
Raisins..........................10
Green chilly...................3
Water.............................2 tb sp
Refined oil....................2 tb sp
Salt................................4 tsp
Wash,and roughly chop tomatoes
Deseed dates
Put all ingredients in pressure cooker and cook for 4-5 whistles
Open,,make puree with hand blender
Cool and store in bottle
Serve with paranthas,rice or any snacks
Enjoy

Carrot Halwa


Carrots.................................3 kg
Milk.......................................1 Lt
Sugar....................................3 cups

Besan.................................1/2cup
Oatmeal...............................1/2 cup
Malai......................................2 tb sp
Peel,wash and grate carrots
Cook them,on medium flame,, with milk in a heavy bottomed wok/cooker without rubber and whistle.
In another wok,dry roast besan and oatmeal separately.
When milk is almost dry and carrots cooked(takes about one hour),,add sugar.
Sugar will release water,,cook some more,till,it is almost dry.
Add malai,mix and cook another couple of minutes
Add dry roasted besan/oatmeal.
I added besan to half and oatmeal to the other half.
Mixed well,cooked till well mixed
I didn't add any dry fruits as my grandsons don't like any. They take dry fruits in breakfast as it is.
Serve hot.
Enjoy

How to make onion powder at home

how to make onion powder at home

Homemade Onion powder procedure
Fine Chop onions
Grind (without water) to make a paste 
Keep in sun for a few days,stirring with a knife everyday.
When dry grind to powder and keep in airtight container,,to be used when onion prices rocket sky high,,in winters
Enjoy

How to make garlic powder at home

how to make garlic powder at home

Homemade Garlic powder
Recipe courtesy dear Parshotam Kaur ji
Soak garlic in water for about 2-3 hours
Peel
Blend roughly in mixer
Keep in sun,for about a week
When dry,grind to powder
Store in airtight container
Use as required
Enjoy
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Home remedy for stomach ailments: How to use leftover pickle masala


We all have some leftover pickles of mango,lemon,amla,ginger,etc.which we normally handover to someone,or just throw away,when we prepare new pickles.

Today I want to share a recipe to use all these...and any other old pickles that you may have(less chillies pickle).
I also add a special pickle of beans of babool..,कीकर की फली का आचार,,which I collect from my native village and make pickle like mango pickle.
Dry all these in sun,,when completely dry,churn them all in the mixer,,,takes a little more time,as you have to churn,strain and then churn again a few times,,,till you get a fine powder.

This चूर्ण is very beneficial for ALL STOMACH AILMENTS,ACHES etc. and has no side effects
It is tasty too and can be enjoyed even without any problems..😊😊
Moreover it stays good for ever...the one in the pic below is more than five years old...the older the better..😊😊

 Raw Mango chutney

mango chutney 

Raw mango chunda/chutney/pickle....whatever you want to call it... I just love it
Raw mangoes........1 kg
Shakkar..................half kg
Salt.........................2 tsp
Black salt..............1 tsp
Red chilly pd.........1 tsp
Jeera.....................1 tsp
Garam masala.....1 tsp
Dry roast jeera and crush slightly with belan
Wash,pat dry,peel and grate mangoes
Put them in a heavy bottomed wok with shakkar and cook on sim,,,stirring occasionally,,till shakkar melts.
Now increase heat and cook for about 10- 15 minutes.
Add salt,black salt,mix well.
Put off flame,,add red chilly pd ,garam masala and roasted crushed jeera,mix well.
Cool and store in jar.
No need to keep in fridge.
Stays good for up to an year,,if not finished




Another mango chutney -3 ingredients

mango chutney no preservatives

Raw mangoes.........one kg
(washed,peeled,grated....two cups)
Gur(grated)........one cup

Salt....................two tsp

Put all ingredients in a heavy bottomed pan,and cook uncovered on sim flame till gur dissolved and mango cooked
Cool and store in airtight container

I didn't add any preservative
Didn't even keep in sun
Stays good even in kitchen cupboard
Have just finished last year's preparation
Enjoy

Instant Amla Pickle


Amla washed, blanched and deseeded .......... 250 gms Mustard oil........ one tbsp Rai..................... one tsp
Salt................... two tsp
Haldi................ half tsp
Red chilly pd... half tsp

Heat oil
Add rai, when spluttering, add haldi
Add amla pieces, mix well
Add salt and red chilly pd
Mix and saute,, for about five minutes
Cool and store in jar
Enjoy with roti or parantha

Urad Dal Makhni

Happy Makar Sankranti friends
URD WHOLE WITH BATHUA & SPINACH
In my native place,,we make moth bajre ki khichdi on lohri,have it hot with ghee,,and keep it overnight to be enjoyed again with curd in the morning...it is called poh ridhi,mah khadi..
I didn't have bajra,,, not even the traditional implement to grind it,nor did I have enough strength to prepare and make this dish....
So I did the next best thing that I could think of
,Made urd whole with bathua and spinach,,,served with rice at night and with curd this morning
Urd whole.................................1 cup
Bathua(chopped).....................1 cup
Spinach(chopped)...................1 cup
Garlic..........................................8-10 cloves
Ginger.........................................2 inch
Salt,red chilly pd haldi pd
Soaked dal for a couple of hours
Put all ingredients with sufficient water in pressure cooker and cooked for 4-5 whistles.
Opened,mashed with ladle and served hot with desi ghee and rice.
This morning,it was served cold with curd and chaach
Enjoy

Besani Bhindi

besani bhindi
Have seen a couple of recipes of besani bhindi,,by friends,here and in other groups too(sorry I don't remember names),,and have not saved any recipe
So today I tried making it,,made regular my style bhindi and added dry roasted besan........LOL...turned out yummy
Bhindi..........half kg
Onions........2 large
Tomatoes...2 large
Besan..........1 tb sp
Mustard oil........1 tb sp
Salt,red chilly pd,haldi pd,,
Added some dry roasted,crushed methidana pd
Chop onions and tomatoes
Wash,let dry and chop bhindi
Dry roast besan,,take out and keep aside
Heat oil in a wok,,add a pinch of salt
Add chopped bhindi,,stir fry till dry
Add salt etc,mix
Add chopped onions,saute
Add chopped tomatoes,saute
Add dry roasted besan,mix well,cook open for a couple of minutes
Serve hot
Enjoy

Lauki kofta curry in appe pan

lauki kofta in appe pan (without oil)

Lauki...................half kg
Besan.................2 tb sp
Salt,red chilly pd,haldi pd, dhaniya pd
R oil....................1 tsp
Home made bhuna masala..1 tb sp
Curd....................1 tb sp
Potatoes two
Peel,wash and chop potatoes in small cubes.
Keep aside in a bowl of water
Peel,wash and grate lauki
Add besan and all masala
Make small balls from pouring batter
Heat appe pan,grease all dips,,put balls in each,cover and cook for three minutes.
Flip,and cook again for two minutes.
Take out and keep aside
In a wok,put bhuna masala,salt,red chilly pd,haldi and enough water for gravy. Add curd. Add potatoes,and cook covered till potatoes are done.
Add kofte
Serve hot
Enjoy

Makhana curry


Peas..........................2 cups
Lotus seeds.............1 cup
Homemade bhuna masala.1 tb sp
Refined oil................1 tb sp
Salt,red chilly pd,haldi,dhaniya pd
Dry roast lotus seeds(makhane),,in pressure cooker,,take out and keep aside
Heat oil,add bhuna masala and salt etc
Add peas,saute
Add makhane,mix,saute
Add one cup water
Cook for one whistle
Release pressure,open,adjust water according to your need.
Serve hot with roti or rice
Enjoy

Homemade bhuna masala

Be Ready to entertain any unannounced or unexpected guests,,in a jiffy
Onions.....................10-12 large
Tomatoes................10-12
Ginger.......................3-4..1"pieces
Garlic........................3 large
Peel,wash and roughly chop all
Grind to paste,,with a little water
Put in a pressure cooker with two ladles(about three tb sp) refined oil
Mix and pressure cook for about three whistles
Release pressure,open and cook open for about ten minutes,,or till all water evaporates.
Cool,put in bowl and store in fridge.
Use as required,,good time saver,,oil saver,,effort saver,,and a big help when unexpected guests arrive
In my house this lasts a week-ten days.
Enjoy


Tip from Ashla Rawel aunty ji:

"I also keep onions and garlic fried and caramelized and mix tomatoes when needed These last even more"

Dal Makhni 

Look how simple this dal makhni recipe is. Aunty ji makes this sumptuous curry look so simple.

#simple style dal makhani
Urd whole....................2 cups
Rajmah........................1 cup
Soak both separately for about 4-5 hours
Pressure cook both together,,for about five whistles,, with 1 tsp ginger garlic paste,salt,red chilly pd,haldi and a pinch of hing
Open and mash lightly with ladle.
Add tadka of onions and tomatoes in a tsp of refined oil.
Serve garnished with a spoonful of fresh cream/malai....
Or
Without cream for people like me
Enjoy

Seviyan for Eid


Eid mubarak
Seviyan
Dry roast a handful sevian
Boil half lt milk
Add sevian
Another boil on sim
Add sugar to taste.,
Mix well
Add dry fruits of your choice..(I didn't add as my grandsons don't like any thing added to their desert)
Enjoy hot or chilled

Kabuli chana biryani by Anita Chahal 


Kabuli chana biryani
leftover white chana....1 bowl
Boiled ,peeled and cubed potatoes............................2
Roughly chopped onion..1
Rice..........2 cups
Wash rice,soak for about ten minutes
Add all ingredients in a heavy bottomed wok,with 4 cups water, salt,pinch of haldi,and some red chilly pd
Cover and cook till rice is done
Serve hot with kheera,tomatoes and onion raita,,chilly pickle and paapad
Enjoy

Mango kulfi


Mango shake turned into yummy mango kulfi
Some leftover mango shake
Some more mango pulp
Mixed and put in moulds
Kept in freezer for 5-6 hours
And lol,,,new avatar...
Yummy kulfi is ready to be enjoyed


Gluten free appe snacks with soybean and oats - how to make oatmeal delicious


Soyabean soaked and made into rough paste...1 cup
Oatmeal.................half cup
Boiled potato........two(cubed)
Onion fine chopped...one
Salt,red chilly pd,haldi,
Mix all,add water as required to make a pliable but soft batter,,a little harder than pakora batter
Put spoonfuls into each dip of greased preheated appe pan
Cover and cook for five minutes on sim
Flip and cook again for about three minutes
Serve hot with chutney/sauce

Tomato puree 


Went to vegetable market,and found desi red tomatoes dirt cheap.
Bought five kg,,made puree of four kg and kept one kg for daily use
Tomatoes....................4 kg
Nothing else,except gas and your time and little effort
Wash,let dry,chop into chunks,,pressure cook (without water or anything else),,in their own juice.(will have to do twice ..2kg at a time)
After about 2-3 whistles,release pressure,open and churn...(I used hand blender in the cooker itself).
Strain,,put back into cooker and cook open for about five minutes.
Let it come to room temp,,pour in bottles,keep in fridge.
Stays good for as long as six months,,without,salt,sugar or any other preservatives. Makes four squash bottles.
Use it during rainy season,when tomatoes are costly and infested too
What else can you ask for..
Enjoy


Oats kulfi: How to make oatmeal delicious


Boil milk,,keep on sim for about five minutes.
Add oatmeal in one tb sp cold milk,,and add this to boiling milk
Add sugar
Stir and cook for another five minutes
Add mango puree
Put off gas
Let it come to room temp
Pour in moulds,cover and keep in freezer for 6_7 hours
Demould under running water,open and serve
Enjoy
lime pickle

Cool summer sattu drink

sattu drink

Gond katira...............1 tsp
Chana sattu...............3 tsp
Sugar..........................1 tsp
Soak gond katira in one cup water for 4-5 hours
Mix all ingredients in a glass of cold water and get instant relief from Sweltering heat
Diabetics can use black salt and jeera pd in place of sugar.. equally tasty
Enjoy



black chana pulav

Homemade chocolate

homemade chocolate 





Pizza with leftover Kulchas in airfryer


Had some kulchas leftover from lunch
Spread some tomato sauce on them
Put pizza cheese over it
Improvised decorations with onion rings,chopped tomatoes,oregano, pepper powder, and some more sauce
Put in preheated an airfryer and cooked for five minutes each,at 180
Kids enjoyed,with some juice,and called it home party to celebrate the last week of vacations
Enjoy

Radish Leaves Chutney


Radish leaves of five radish ,,, five spring onions with greens included ,,,, coriander leaves, a small handful,, two green chillies,,, one tomato..... Wash, roughly chopped and grind all to paste,, add salt to taste,, and enjoy with parantha , or any other snacks






tips on making pickle the right way



Home remedy for cold, cough, fever


Oats stuffed parantha: How to make oatmeal delicious for breakfast


Today's breakfast...wanna share??
Thanks to dear Ravneet & Ritu,,,,I am also into oats experimentation...
Today used oatmeal in stuffed paranthe
Left over of ghee+oatmeal+salt+red chilly pd +haldi pd + dhaniya pd....mixed all,,stuffed into whole wheat atta dough,,,and made paranthe on non stick tawa,using minimal amount of ghee.
Served hot with curd and pickle for my husband(sorry no pic)
With curd and malai for kids






Multigrain cookies 

Used all possible healthy ingredients,to bake cookies for my fussy eater grandsons,,and my frequent snacker husband😉
multigrain cookies by Anita aunty

Whole wheat flour......2 cups
Besan...........................1 cup
Soyabean flour............1 cup
Rice flour......................1 cup
Oatmeal........................1 cup
Cornflakes..................2 cups
Horlicks........................1 cup
Coconut........................1 cup
Shakkar.........................3 cups
Leftover of ghee.........2 cups
Flax seeds...... ...........2 tb sp
Baking pd.....................1 tsp.
Milk....................as required
Crushed cornflakes roughly with hands
Horlicks ,I had to use,because my grandsons refused to have it(it was not chocolate flavoured😢😢)
Mix all ingredients,,no need to knead...ha ha.. interesting rhyme...adding milk as needed. I used about half cup.
Make small balls,flatten with fingers,prick lightly with fork ,,keep in preheated oven at 180,,for about 15 minutes.
Take out,keep on rack,to cool.
Store in airtight container
I made about sixty with this material
Enjoy with tea,coffre,or just like that

Raw Papaya halwa



Milk..............................500 ml
Raw papaya...............1 small
Beasn..........................2 tb sp
Sugar..........................2 tb sp
Peel,clean inside and grate papaya
Boil milk
Add grated papaya,and cook on sim for about fifteen minutes
Milk will curdle,,don't worry
Add sugar
In a heavy bottomed wok ,dry roast besan
Add roasted besan,and mix well,,till it forms a lump
Add crushed dry fruits of your choice...I didn't add
Serve hot or cold
Yummy both ways
Enjoy


गोभी के डंठल की नाचीज पर लजीज side dish (caluliflower leftovers)



Cauliflower danthal............half kg
Spring onions.......................2 big
Ginger garlic paste...............1tsp
Haldi..................................half tsp
Red chilly pd....................half tsp
Salt....................................one tsp
Mustard oil......................one tb sp
Wask and chop spring onions ,greens included
Wash,clean insides,remove threads and chop danthals into bite size...(in my childhood mom used to make with long sticks of danthals and we used to suck them like sugarcane...yummmm)
Heat mustard oil in a heavy bottoned wok
Add a pinch of salt
Add chopped danthals and stirfry,till transluscent
Take them out
In the same leftover oil,add ginger garlic paste,saute
Add spring onions,saute
Add haldi,red chilly pd,saute
Add stirfried danthal and mix well Add salt,mix
Add half a cup water,cover and cook for about five minutes
Serve hot
Enjoy

Jackfruit curry in a new avatar

Anita aunty says, "Making full use (or misuse) of my appam patra. I had lots in childhood ,when my papa was posted at Bangalore ,and we had a couple of trees of jackfruit in our garden.....by the way,when ripe,it is better than mango,in taste as well as sugar content.. Then my mom had a tree planted in our house in Chandigarh ,and again we enjoyed But I had never cooked it myself After marriage ,I never dared ,as my husband is a total hypocrite ,where food is concerned Moreover,all the recipies that I could lay hands on ,asked to deep fry kathal before cooking Today,I just took a chance with appe pan and the result is before you,,really yummmm."
jackfruit curry recipe


Kathal (jackfruit).......half kg
Homemade bhuna masala of onion,ginger,garlic,tomatoes.........three tbsp
Salt,red chilly pd,haldi,dhaniya pd..as required
Chopped kathal into small bite size pieces ,,fried them in appe pan
In a heavy bottomed pan ,sautéed bhuna masala,and all condiments
Added appam fried kathal pieces,mixed well
Added two cups water and cooked covered , on sim flame
Served hot with chapatis and curd
Enjoy

Suji halwa recipe




Suji...................................2 cups
Desi ghee........................1 cup
Sugar................................1 cup
Water.................................6 cups
saffron/kesar
Dry fruits.....................your choice
Dry roast suji,till light golden
Add desi ghee and roast a little more
Add sugar,mix well
Add water,slowly,,on sim
Mix and increase flame
Add food colour and mix
Add dry fruits..I added desicated coconut,raisins and cashews
Stir continuously till halwa leaves sides
Serve hot
Enjoy Basant Panchami

Zero oil rajma



2 katori................. Rajmah
1 tb sp...Homemade bhuna masala
Salt,red chilly pd,hing,
Soak rajmah overnight
Wash,strain and pressure cook with enough water for 4-5 whistles
Release pressure,open,mash lightly with back of ladle
Add salt,red chilly pd and a pinch of hing
Add bhuna masala of onion,ginger,garlic and tomatoes
Mix and cook again(lid open) for a couple of minutes
Serve hot with rice
Enjoy

Tandoori naan recipe in cooker



Aunty ji says, Tried my hand once again at cooker naan(after having burnt my wrist last year 😢).
Had some leftover dal,,added some finely chopped onions,salt red chilly pd,and wheat flour.
Kept aside for half an hour.
Then rolled into thick rounds,with wet hands,and stuck them inside a preheated cooker kept inverted on gas.(could place four at a time)
Again kept it over gas for about three minutes,,and when they showed change in colour,with slight browning,,took them out with the help of tongs,applied desi ghee and served hot with raita and pickle
Yummy lunch
Enjoy

Jal jeera recipe


recipe

Tamarind....1tbsp...soaked,squeezed and strained
Boondi..............1 tsp
Mint leaves......10-12
Lemon..............half
cumin..................1 tsp
Sugar..................1tsp
Amchoor pd........1 tsp
Black salt.............1/2 tsp
Black pepper pd...1/2 tsp
Elaich pd..............a pinch
Hing......................a pinch
Dry roasted all above,,less tamarind....and ground to paste with a little water
Strained ,,added one glass filtered water,some boondi(readymade) ,just a dash of lemon juice,,,,,,,and enjoyed
You may add some ice if you like

Papad in airfryer recipe



Just spread a layer of fryums in the,basket of preheated air fryer and let it do the trick for five minutes at 180
Enjoy totally oil free guilt free snacks

Arbi side dish for school tiffin



Arbi.............................half kg
Onions........................two large
Tomatoes ..................three large
Salt,red chilly pd,haldi pd
Mustard oil.................one tb sp
Wash,peel and slice arbi
Peel and slice onions and tomatoes
Heat mustard oil
When steaming,add a pinch of salt
Add sliced arbi and stir fry till golden
Add sliced onions and tomatoes
Add salt,red chilly pd and haldi
Mix well
Cook covered on sim,,till onions are translucent and tomatoes are soft
Serve hot
Best for tiffins
Enjoy

Gawar fali recipe



Gawar fali.............half kg
Onions..................three large
Ginger paste........one tsp
Garlic paste.........one tsp
Curd......................three tbsp
Mustard oil..........two mustard oil
Salt,red chilly pd,haldi
Wash,trim sides and chop beans
Chopp onions fine
Put mustard oil in pressure cooker
When steaming,add a pinch of salt
Add ginger,garlic pastes
Add chopped beans and chopped onions
Add salt,red chilly pd and haldi
Mix well
Add curd and mix
add one bowl water and close cooker
Cook for about three -four whistles
Open,check consistency
Serve hot with chapatiis

Rice flour kulfi recipe




Milk......................half lt
Rice flour.............2 tb sp
Sugar ..................2 tb sp
Boil milk,,add rice flour,stirring to avoid lumps
Cook for about five minutes.
Add sugar,mix
Cook for another couple of minutes.
Put off gas.
Let it come to room temp
Keep in a covered container in freezer for 7-8 hours
Take out and serve with chocolate dressing,/nuts
Enjoy

Grapes raita




Whisk curd Add salt and red chilly pd Add whole as well as chopped half grapes Garnish with roasted crushed jeera Enjoy

Bathua Raita recipe




Bathu raita
Bathu,washed chopped...1 bowl
curd,salt, red chilly pd,roasted,crushed jeera pd
Boil bathua for five minutes
Drain water,(use this water in dal or making dough)
Cool bathua
Add all ingredients to whipped curd
Enjoy

Sago khichdi recipe



Sago.....................................1 bowl
Peanuts...............................1 tb sp
Potato(boiled)...............................1
Green chilly chopped...................1
Jeera.....................................1/2tsp
Desi ghee..............................1 tsp
Sendha namak
Soak sago overnight so that it gets double in size
Boil,Peel and chop potato
Dry roast peanuts
Heat ghee,add jeera,saute
Add peanuts,green chilly and sago
Mix well,put off flame,keep covered for five minutes
Fluff up with fork
Serve for fasting members
Others can also enjoy

Atta Nankhatai Recipe



Whole wheat flour.........two cups
Semolina........................one cup
Besan.............................half cup
Desi ghee......................one cup
Pd sugar.......................one cup
Milk................................two tbsp
Mix all to make a soft dough
make small balls and press lightly
Place in greased baking tray
Bake in preheated oven for about 20 -25 minutes,,at 180 degrees,,or till golden brown.
Cool on a rack
Store in airtight container ,,
Enjoy with tea or coffee

Banana Ice cream



Milk..........................half litre
milk pd....................two tbsp
Sugar.....................one tbsp
Banana..................three(ripe)
Boil milk,,till it is reduced to half
Add milk pd dissolved in a little cold milk
Add sugar
Boil some more
Remove from gas,let it come to room temperature
Peel and mash bananas
Add to milk and blend in with hand blender
Keep in freezer for two hours
Take out and blend again with blender
Keep again in freezer for 7-8 hours,or till set
Take out,and serve scoops,decorated with dry fruits of your choice and chocolate syrup

Lemon Galgal 



Green chillies..................500 gms
Ginger..............................500 gms
Galgal..............................500 gms
Salt .................................5 tb sp
Haldi pd..........................1 tb sp
Sugar..............................1 tb sp
Ajwain.............................1 tb sp
Wash and remove stems of chillies ,let dry and slit length wise
Wash galgal,,let it dry in shade,and cut into small cubes
Peel ginger,and cut in slivers
Take a dry jar
Put one tb sp salt in its base
Mix all ingredients and put in jar
Keep in sun for about a week,shaking twice daily
Tangy pickle is ready
Enjoy

Leftovers recipe (healthy snacks ideas)



Leftover boiled black chana....one cup
Leftover boiled rice....one cup
Rice flour.......two tbsp
Green coriander ,salt,red chily pd,dhaniya pd
Mash rice and chana with a little water in mixer
Mix all
Mould into desired shape
Place in preheated airfryer at 180 degrees for five minutes on one side,,and three minutes after flipping
Enjoy with sauce and green chutney

Dates kheer recipe




Milk.................one lt
Dates .............250 gms
shakkar..........one tbsp
Deseed dates,,chop into slivers
Keep aside one tb sp slivers
Make puree of the rest of dates,with a little milk
Boil rest of milk
Add dates puree,,and cook on sim till it gets thick
Add slivers kept aside
Add shakkar/gur/sugar to taste
Cook for another couple of minutes
Serve chilled or hot...delicious both ways
Enjoy


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