Recipe of Balushahi

 

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Ingredients:

For Balushahi

  • Maida/All Purpose Flour – 1.5 cup
  • Baking Powder – 1/2 tbsp
  • Sugar – 1/2 tbsp
  • Ghee – 1/4 cup
  • Curd – 1/4 cup
  • Oil to fry

For Chashni:

  • Sugar – 1 cup
  • Water – 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom Powder – a pinch
  • Saffron Strands – 6-7

Recipe:

For Balushahi:

  • Take a bowl and add maida to it, as in yum_1
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  • Now add 1/2 tbsp sugar and baking powder to this, as in yum_2 and yum_3
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  • Now add ghee to this, as in yum_4 and mix well.
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  • Now add curd to this, as in yum_5 and mix further.
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  • Now add 1/4 cup water and roughly knead the dough, as in yum_6.
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  • Cover this with moist cloth for around 15-20 minutes, as in yum_7
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  • After 15 minutes, knead the dough further (yum_8) and start making small balls with a dent in the middle, as in yum_9.
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  • Now fry these balls over low flame till golden brown, as in yum_10.
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For Chashni:

  • While balls are being fried, prepare the Chashni. For this, take a pan and add 1 cup sugar along with 1/2 cup water, as in yum_11.
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  • Once the sugar starts melting, add saffron and cardamom powder, as in yum_12 and yum_13.
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  • Now prepare the Chashni till 1 string consistency. Once done, keep it aside and cover.

Dipping Balushahi into Chashni:

  • Once the balls are fried golden brown, dip them into Chashni and allow to soak for 8-10 minutes, as in yum_14
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Voila! Your Balushahi is ready to eat. This is mostly made at the times of Diwali in Indian households. Happy Festivity 🙂 yumyum ❤

Recipe of Sabudana/Sago Khichdi🥄

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Ingredients:

  1. Overnight Soaked Sabudana/Sago- 1 bowl
  2. Jeera – 1 tbsp (optional)
  3. Crushed Roasted Peanuts – 4 tbsp
  4. Green Chillies – 1-2
  5. Potato – 1
  6. Black Pepper – 1/2 tbsp
  7. Red Chilli Powder – 3/4 tbsp
  8. Lemon Juice – 1 tbsp
  9. Salt – As per taste

Recipe:

  • To soak Sabudana, first soak it in water so that it covers the Sabudana completely. Let it rest for 10 mins. Then, discard the excess water and let it soak overnight, as in yum_1
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  • Now take 1 tbsp oil in a pan and heat it. Add jeera to it as in yum_2
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  • Let the jeera crackle, add green chillies to the pan, as in yum_3
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  • Now add potatoes to the pan and cook it for 1 min, as in yum_4
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  • Now add roasted peanuts to the pan, as in yum_5
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  • Now add 1 tbsp salt, red chilli powder and black pepper powder, as in yum_6 and yum7.
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  • Now add the soaked Sabudana to this, as in yum_8
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  • Mix well and cook it for 1 min. Add lemon juice to the Sabudana, as in yum_9
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  • Cover it for another minute and allow it to cook on low flame. Garnish it with corriander leaves.

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Voila! Your Sabudana Khichdi is ready.

Note: People usually eat this during their fasts in India. In case of fasts, replace salt with rock salt and enjoy it hot. Happy Cooking 🙂 yumyum ❤

Recipe of Choco Egg less Rava Cake🍰

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Ingredients:

  1. Oil/Butter – 1/2 Cup
  2. Powdered Sugar – 1 Cup
  3. Rava/Sooji/Semolina – 1 1/2 Cup
  4. Maida/Wheat Flour – 1/2 Cup
  5. Curd/Yogurt – 1/2 Cup
  6. Milk – 1 Cup
  7. Cardamom Powder – a pinch
  8. Salt – a pinch
  9. Cocoa Powder – 3 tbsp
  10. Baking Powder – 3/4 tbsp
  11. Baking Soda – 1/2 tbsp

Recipe:

  • Take a bowl, add oil and powdered sugar to it as in yum_1 and yum_2
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  • Now mix them together using a whisk to form a silky texture as in yum_3.
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  • Now add rava and maida to this as in yum_4 and yum_5
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  • Mix together and add curd to this as in yum_6
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  • Now add 3/4 cup of milk to this paste as in yum_7 and also add salt and cardamom powder.
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  • Add 1/4 cup of milk over the cake mix to form a layer as in yum_8 and then let it rest for 30 minutes
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  • Now mix this batter; add cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda as in yum_9, yum_10 and yum_11
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  • Mix everything together and then transfer this batter to a oven safe greased baking tin as in yum_12
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  • Tap the tin twice to remove extra bubbles. Now put this tin in a pre-heated oven at 180°C for 35-40 minutes.

Voila!! Your cake is ready. Enjoy it with tea or stand-alone. Happy Baking 🙂 yumyum ❤

Recipe of Vegan Nutty Balls🍡

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Vegan Nutty Balls

Ingredients:

  1. Almonds – 150 gm
  2. Desiccated Coconut – 80 gm
  3. Cashews – 50 gm
  4. Date Syrup or Maple Syrup- for binding
  5. Vegan cocoa powder – 50 gm

Recipe:

  • Dry roast almonds and cashews on a pan for a minute as in yum_1
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  • Let them cool, now grind almonds to make coarse powder, as in yum_2
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  • Now add desiccated coconut, chopped cashews, cocoa powder and dates syrup to this mixture, as in yum_3, yum_4, yum_5 and yum_6.
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  • Now mix everything together to knead the dough as in yum_7
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  • Once the dough is ready and started to stick together (if the mixture is not sticky enough, just add more syrup), start making the balls and put 1 cashew inside the ball, as in yum_8
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  • Now roll half of the balls in cocoa powder and half in desiccated coconut as in yum_9
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  • Garnish it with cocoa-date syrup and dry fruits. Voila! Your Vegan Nutty Balls are ready. Happy cooking 🙂 yumyum ❤

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Recipe of Sheer Khurma

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Sheer Khurma

Ingredients 🥛:

  1. Milk – 1 litre
  2. Dry Fruits (Almonds, Cashews, Pistachios, Coconut, Raisins, Dry Dates, Charoli) grated – 1 bowl
  3. Ghee – 2 tbsp
  4. Cardamom – 4 nos.
  5. Sugar – 18 tbsp
  6. Sewaiya – 1/2 bowl

Recipe 🥄:

  • Take a pan and add ghee to it.
  • Once the ghee is hot enough, put cardamom to it, as in yum_1
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  • Let the cardamom crackles, add a bowl of grated dry fruits(yum_2) to the pan, as in yum_3.
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  • Roast the dry fruits until they turn light golden in color. Now start by adding small amounts of milk in the interval of 2 minutes, as in yum_4
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  • When whole milk is added into the pan, let it boil for 6-7 minutes, as in yum_5
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  • Now add sewaiya(yum_6) and sugar(yum_7) to the milk and boil for another 5 minutes, as in yum_8.
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  • Boil the milk until it reaches 3/4th of its actual quantity, as in yum_9
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  • Voila!! Yours Sheer Khurma is ready to serve. It’s a Muslim traditional dish made on the occasion of Eid. You can eat it hot or enjoy it chilled. Happy Cooking 🙂 yumyum<3

Recipe of Hummus

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Hummus

Ingredients🌶️:

  1. Chickpeas/Kabuli Chana – 1 bowl
  2. Curd – 2 tbsp
  3. Garlic – 2-3 cloves
  4. Lemon Juice – 1 tbsp
  5. Olive Oil – 1 tbsp
  6. Red Chilli Powder – A Pinch

Recipe 🥄:

  • Boil overnight soaked chickpeas in water and the remove the skin of chickpeas, as in yum_1
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  • Now add garlic, salt, lemon juice and olive oil to chickpeas, as in yum_2
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  • Finally add curd to this mixture, as in yum_3
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  • Blend it in a mixer to make a smooth paste. Voila!! Yours hummus is ready. Top it with olive oil, corriander and red chilli powder. Happy Cooking 🙂 yumyum ❤

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Recipe of Dahi Vada/ Dahi Bhalla

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Dahi Vada/Dahi Bhalla

Ingredients:

For Vadas-

  1. 1. Dhuli Urad Dal – 250 g (soaked in water overnight)
  2. 2. Green Chillies – 2
  3. 3. Ginger – 1 inch
  4. 4. Hing/Asafoetida – 1 pinch
  5. 5. Salt – 1 tbsp

 For Dahi-

  1. Curd – 1 bowl
  2. Black Salt – 1/2 tbsp
  3. Salt – 1/2 tbsp

For Chutney-

  1. Imli/Tamarind Deseeded and Boiled in Water – 1/2 bowl
  2. Gur/Jaggery Powder – 1 bowl
  3. Black Salt – 1/2 tbsp

Recipe:

  • Blend Urad dal, ginger, chillies to make coarse paste, as in yum_1
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  • Now, take oil in a pan and deep fry this batter by making them shape of balls, as in yum_2
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  • Once the balls are golden brown in colour, take them out and dip them in hot water, as in yum_3

 

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  • Let the ball rests in hot water for 2-3 minutes, then take out the Vadas (yum_4) and squeeze the water by pressing them against your palms, as in yum_5

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  • Now add little water to curd and whisk curd with all the ingredients mentioned above, as in yum_6
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  • Make the chutney by mixing boiled imli puree and Jaggery to and filter it to make consistency as in yum_7
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  • Now take a clean bowl, put the squeezed Vadas, pour curd and tamarind chutney on top of it. Sprinkle a pinch of chat masala, zeera masala, black salt and red chilli powder. Voila!! Yours Dahi Vada are ready (yum_8)
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Recipe of Aatte ka Halwa

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Aatte ka Halwa

Ingredients:

  1. Atta/Wheat Flour – 1 bowl
  2. Sugar – 1 bowl
  3. Ghee/Clarified Butter – 1 bowl
  4. Cardamom/Elaichi – 3 nos.
  5. Dry Fruits Chopped – 2 tbsp

Recipe:

  • Heat a pan on high flame and pour ghee(yum_1) into it.
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  • Let the ghee gets heated for 30 seconds, add cardamom to the ghee, as in yum_2
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  • Now let the cardamom splutter for 15 seconds, add 1 bowl of Atta(yum_3) to the pan, as in yum_4.
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  • Now, mix the flour continuously till it becomes golden brown in color, as in yum_5
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  • Now add sugar(yum_6), and mix roughly.
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  • Immediately add 1 bowl of water and stir continuously, in order to avoid all the bubbles in the mixture, as in yum_7
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  • Continuously stir the mixture and keep doing so until the mixture leaves the pan and is not sticky, as in yum_8
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  • Voila!! Yours Halwa is ready, garnish it with chopped dry fruits on top and serve it hot.

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Healthy-Hearty: You may replace sugar with jaggery to make it more healthy. Quantity will remain same.

Brain Feeds: Halwa is an Indian dessert. Usually, eaten at breakfast or with meals. People also enjoy Halwa with Poori(fried Indian bread).

Happy Cooking 🙂 yumyum ❤

Recipe of Kandha Poha/ Poha

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Poha

Poha: Poha or Flattened Rice is an Indian dish, usually eaten at breakfast.

Ingredients:

  1. Poha – 200 gms
  2. Onions Chopped – 1
  3. Green Chillies – 1 to 2
  4. Cumin Seeds (Zeera) – 1/2 tbsp
  5. Roasted Groundnuts – 3 tbsp
  6. Salt – 1 tbsp
  7. Sugar – 1/4 tbsp
  8. Haldi(Turmeric) Powder – 1/2 tbsp
  9. Lemon – 1/2 tbps

Pre-Preparations:

  • Wash Poha twice in running water and drain all the excess water, as in yum_1 and yum_2
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  • To the soaked Poha, add salt, sugar, lemon juice and haldi, as in yum_3, yum_4, yum_5, yum_6 and finally yum_7
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  • Mix all the spices after 30 seconds and soak it for 2-3 minutes, as in yum_8
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Get Started for the Recipe:

  • Heat 1.5 tbsp oil in a pan on high flame, add cumin seeds to it after 30 seconds, as in yum_9
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  • Let the cumin splutter, add chopped onion, chopped green chillies and sauté for 45 seconds on high flame, as in yum_10.
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  • Add roasted groundnuts in the pan and sauté for another 30 seconds on high flame, as in yum_11
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  • Now add the soaked Poha to pan, as in yum_12
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  • Mix well with spatula and let it cook for 30 seconds, as in yum _13
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  • Now cover the pan and cook for another 30 seconds, as in yum_14
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  • Switch off the flame and let the Poha get steamed for 30 seconds, as in yum_15
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Voila! Yours Poha is ready. Garnish with chopped onions and sev on top. Happy Cooking 🙂  yumyum ❤