30 January 2018

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Cheese peanut butter sandwich recipe

cheese peanut butter sandwich

Cheese peanut butter sandwich recipe - This is an easy and simple recipe which can be made in a jiffy. Both kids and adults will love to eat any variety of sandwiches. This sandwich is made by using only four ingredients. This is best to serve in the morning as a breakfast dish or evening tea time snack. In this recipe, bread slices are roasted in butter. Then cheese and peanut butter is spread on the bread slices. Then these slices are again roasted until the cheese melts and the slices become crisp. It tastes great with tomato ketchup and dipping sauce. Also check out cheese sandwich recipe which I have posted earlier along with step by step pictures.

Cheese Peanut Butter Sandwich Recipe
cheese peanut butter sandwich 
Cheese peanut butter sandwich is one of the easiest sandwiches which can be prepared with few ingredients within few minutes. 



Recipe type : Snack
Cuisine : World
Yield : Serves 1


Ingredients
  • 2 bread slices
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 2 tsp cheese spread
  • 2 tsp peanut butter
Method
  1. Heat the butter in a non-stick pan till it melts.
  2. Then place the slices of bread over it. Roast till they become light golden colour from both sides.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and apply cheese on each of the bread slices.
  4. Apply peanut butter over it.
  5. Place one bread slice over the other to make a sandwich.
  6. Roast the sandwich until cheese and peanut butter melt and the slices become crisp.
  7. Cut the sandwich in triangle shape and serve hot with choice of your dipping sauce and tomato ketchup.
Note
  1. If you do not like edges of bread slices, then you can trim it by using a sharp knife.
  2. if you do not have butter, you can also use ghee in place of butter.
Cheese peanut butter sandwich - step by step pictures

1. Heat the butter in a non-stick pan till it melts.
butter in a pan
2. Then place the slices of bread over it. Roast till they become light golden colour from both sides.
bread slices
3. Reduce the heat to low and apply cheese on each of the bread slices.
apply cheese
4. Apply peanut butter over it.
apply peanut butter
5. Place one bread slice over the other to make a sandwich.  Roast the sandwich until cheese and peanut butter melt and the slices become crisp.
roast sandwich
6. Cut the sandwich in triangle shape and serve hot with choice of your dipping sauce and tomato ketchup.
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25 January 2018

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Haldi ka doodh reccipe - Fresh turmeric root milk

fresh turmeric root milk
Haldi ka doodh reccipe - Today I am sharing a very simple, unique and healthy recipe of fresh turmeric root milk. Fresh turmeric roots are in season in Maharashtra. It is available during winter season. Turmeric root milk is a very popular drink and during off season turmeric powder can be used to prepare this milk. Haldi ka doodh is a very tasty, soothing, healthy and comfort milk. It has a subtle flavor and often consumed to comfort the sore throat. Whenever any one of our family member is having cold and cough, I make turmeric milk and give them to drink during night for a couple of days. When fresh turmerics are not available, I use the same method with turmeric powder. First boil the milk and add sugar to it. Then make the turmeric milk by adding turmeric powder in the milk and bring it to boil. Turmeric roots dry or fresh has medicinal properties and turmeric milk is one of the best ways of consuming turmeric. It has strong antioxidant properties and thus it helps in maintaining good health.

Haldi ka Doodh - Fresh Turmeric Root Milk
fresh turmeric root milk in a serving glass

Fresh turmeric root milk or haldi ka doodh is a good home remedy for sore throat, cold and cough. This milk is prepared with fresh turmeric root or turmeric powder, milk and sugar.



Recipe type: Drink-Turmeric Milk
Cuisine : Indian
Yield : Serves 1


Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp grated fresh turmeric root or 3/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tsp sugar or as required
Method
  1. Wash the fresh turmeric roots and pat to dry
  2. Grate the fresh turmeric root and set aside.
  3. Pour the milk in a broad vessel and bring it to boil.
  4. Add the sugar and mix. Add the grated fresh turmeric root in the boiling milk.
  5. If you are using turmeric powder in the place of turmeric root, add it at this stage.
  6. While boiling, stir the milk with a spoon once or twice.
  7. Boil it on medium flame till the turmeric cooks well and the milk turns into yellow colour.
  8. Strain the milk in a vessel.
  9. Pour in the glass and serve hot.
Haldi ka doodh - step by step pictures

1. Wash the fresh turmeric roots and pat to dry.
fresh turmeric roots
2. Grate the fresh turmeric root and set aside.
grated turmeric roots
3. Pour the milk in a broad vessel and bring it to boil.
boiling milk
4.  Add the sugar and mix. Add the grated fresh turmeric root in the boiling milk. If you are using turmeric powder in the place of turmeric root, add it at this stage.
add turmeric root
5. While boiling, stir the milk with a spoon once or twice. Boil it on medium flame till the turmeric cooks well and the milk turns into yellow colour.
boil milk with turmeric
6.  Strain the milk in a vessel.
strain the haldi ka doodh
8. Pour in the glass and serve hot.
fresh turmeric root milk in a serving glass

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17 January 2018

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Jwarichi bhakri recipe - Jolada rotti - Jowar roti - Sorghum flatbread

jwarichi bhakri
Jwarichi bhakri recipe  - Today I am sharing an easy version of making jwarichi bhakri recipe of Maharashtra. This bhakri is similar to bajre ki roti which I have posted earlier.  This quick to prepare roti is made by adding the flour to  boiling water and then knead to a soft dough which is very easy to roll as roti. Making bhakri by kneading the dough in cold water and then flattening it from the hand is time consuming and messy. This method saves time and the preparation is an enjoyable task. Jwarichi bhakri goes well with zunka, vangi bharta, bharli vangi, usals, spicy sabzis, yogurt chutneys and pickles. I make roti often for dinner, hot roti is a healthy and guilt free dish to serve and in comparison it is a low carb flatbread. This is called as jolada rotti in Kannada and is a popular flatbread of North Karnataka. Try and enjoy the bhakri by following this easy method and serve the dish to your family.

Jwarichi Bhakri Recipe - Jolada Rotti - Jowar Roti
jwarichi bhakri

Healthy and guilt free jwaricihi bhakri or flatbread prepared with sorghum flour which can be served for lunch and dinner.



Recipe type: Bhakri-Indian flatbread
Cuisine : Maharashtrian
Yield : 10  Bhakri-Roti


Ingredients
  • 2 heaped cups of sorghum flour / jwari peeth
  • 2½ cups water
  • 1/2 tsp salt or as required
  • 3 tsp ghee or butter as required
Method
  1. Pour 2½ cups of water in a pan, add salt and mix with a spoon.
  2. Bring it to boil on high flame. 
  3. Reduce the flame to low and add the sorghum flour and cook stirring continuously till the flour turns into a lump. It may take hardly 2 minutes.
  4. Switch off the flame and keep covered till the dough become warm.
  5. When the dough is warm, transfer it on a rolling board and knead it for 7-8 minutes to make it smooth.
  6. Then divide the dough into 10 equal portions and roll it to round balls. Then roll the balls in sorghum flour and place it on a rolling board.
  7. Roll it to a round roti with a rolling pin. Dust the rolling board with flour if required.
  8. Heat a griddle on high flame and place the bhakri on it. Apply some cold water on the surface of the bhakri and cook until water dries up.
  9. Then flip it and cook till light brown spot appears from both sides. Transfer the bhakri to a serving plate. Apply 1/4 tsp ghee or butter on each bhakri.
  10. Serve jwarichi bhakri hot with zunka, vangi bharta, bharli vangi, usal, sabzi, chutney, raita, pickle, chutney powder and yogurt.
Jwarichi bhakri - step by step pictures

1.  Pour 2½ cups of water in a pan, add salt and mix with a spoon. Bring it to boil on high flame.
2.  Reduce the flame to low and add the sorghum flour and cook stirring continuously till the flour turns into a lump. It may take hardly 2 minutes.
jwarichi bhakri flour
3.  Switch off the flame and keep covered till the dough become warm.
jwarichi bhakri
4.  When the dough is warm, transfer it on a rolling board and knead it for 7-8 minutes to make it smooth.
jwarichi bhakri
5.  Then divide the dough into 10 equal portions and roll it to round balls.
Jwarichi bhakri dough
6.  Then roll the balls in sorghum flour and place it on a rolling board.  Roll it to a round roti with a rolling pin. Dust the rolling board with flour if required.
jwarichi bhakri
8.  Heat a griddle on high flame and place the bhakri on it. Apply some cold water on the surface of the bhakri and cook until water dries up.
jowar roti
9.  Then flip it and cook till light brown spot appears from both sides. Transfer the bhakri to a serving plate.
sorghum flatbread
10.  Apply 1/4 tsp ghee or butter on each bhakri. Serve jwarichi bhakri hot with zunka, vangi bharta, bharli vangi, usal, sabzi, chutney, raita, pickle, chutney powder and yogurt.
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11 January 2018

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Satyanarayan Pooja Mahaprasad Recipe

Satyanarayan Pooja Mahaprasad
Satyanarayan Pooja Mahaprasad recipe step by step photos - Today I am here with a traditional mahaprasad recipe which is prepared during Satyanarayan pooja and Ganesh chaturthi festival. I have performed Satyanarayan pooja in shravan month. During this pooja, mahaprasad is offered as naivedya to Lord Satyanarayan. The same prasad is also prepared to offer Lord Ganesh during Ganesh chaturthi festival. This is the traditional method of making prasad by using ghee, rava, sugar, banana, milk and cardamoms in proper proportion. This is a very simple dish to prepare but need some patience as it requires continuous stirring. It tastes absolutely divine and is worth the effort. Read the full recipe to prepare popular mahaprasad in a traditional way to offer God during festival and pooja occasions.

Satyanarayan Pooja Mahaprasad Recipe
Satyanarayan pooja mahaprasad
Mahaprasad for Satyanarayan Pooja prepared using ghee, rava, sugar, milk, banana and flavored with cardamom.



Recipe type: Mahaprasad - Naivedya
Cuisine : Indian
Yield : 100 tbsps Mahaprasad


Ingredients
  • 4 cups semolina / rava
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 4 cups melted ghee
  • 8 cups mlk
  • 4 medium sized banana
  • 12 cardamoms, powdered
Method
  1. Pour the ghee in a thick bottomed vessel and keep it on medium flame.
  2. When the ghee become hot, add the rava over it and fry stirring continuously.
  3. The rava will gradually start changing colour and absorb ghee. Fry till the rava turn into golden colour.
  4. When the rava starts spreading aroma, stop frying them.
  5. Add the sugar in it and mix well.
  6. Pour milk and cook stirring continuously. Now the mixture turns into a thick paste.
  7. Cook this rava mixture on medium flame stirring continuously till it turns very thick.
  8. Add the chopped banana and further cook stirring continuously for 5 minutes or till the banana cooks well. Switch off the flame and cover the vessel with a lid.
  9. This Mahaprasad is offered as naivedya to Lord Ganesh and Lord Satyanaran during pooja.
Satyanarayan Pooja Mahaprasad - step by step pictures 

1.  Pour the ghee in a thick bottomed vessel and keep it on medium flame.
ghee
2.  When the ghee become hot, add the rava over it and fry stirring continuously.
rava added
3.  The rava will gradually start changing colour and absorb ghee. Fry till the rava turn into golden colour. When the rava starts spreading aroma, stop frying them. 
Satyanarayan Pooja Mahaprasad
4.  Add the sugar.
sugar added
5.  Mix the sugar well.
6.  Add the milk in it. 
7.  Now the mixture turns into a thick paste. Cook Stirring continuously.
8.  Gradually the mixture becomes thick. 
9.  Cook this rava mixture on medium flame stirring continuously till it turns very thick.
10.  Add the chopped banana and further cook stirring continuously for 5 minutes or till the banana cooks well. 
11.  Switch off the flame and cover the vessel with a lid. 
mahaprasad
12.  This Mahaprasad is offered as naivedya to Lord Ganesh and Lord Satyanaran during pooja.
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27 December 2017

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Nuggekayi huli recipe - Drumstick curry - Murungakkai curry

nuggekayi huli
Nuggekayi huli recipe - Drumstick curry - This drumstick huli is a konkani style toor dal and red coconut masala paste based curry. Drumstick is my all time favorite vegetable pod, so I make curry and sambar often with it. This curry has a slightly sour taste as I have used tamarind and such curries are called as huli in kannada.The flavor of drumsticks, curry leaves, fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds and garlic enriches the curry and also enhances the taste. Drumstick is a seasonal vegetable pod and is commonly used in sambar and curries in Karnataka. A very simple yet delicious hot drumstick curry really goes well with steamed rice.

Nuggekayi Huli - Drumstick Curry - Murungakkai Curry
nuggekayi huli

Healthy and yummy drumstick curry of  Konkan region prepared by using toor dal and coconut red masala paste.



Recipe type: Curry
Cuisine : Konkani
Yield : Serves 2


Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup toor dal, boiled
  • 4 drumsticks, cut into 2 inch pieces
Grind to paste
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 1/2 tsp fried coriander seeds
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Large grape sized tamarind
  • 1½ tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/6 tsp fenugreek seeds/methi, fried
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, spluttered
For the tempering
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1½ tsp oil
Preparation
  1. Put the toor dal and 1/2 cup of water in a pressure cooker and take 3 whistles.
  2. Put all the ingredients mentioned under "grind to paste" in a mixer jar and grind it to a smooth paste.
Method
  1. Wash the drumsticks and slightly scrape them. Cut them into 2 inch pieces
  2. Boil sufficient water in a pan and add drumsticks.
  3. Cook till the drumsticks become soft and set aside.
  4. Put the boiled toor dal in a pan.
  5. Add masala paste to it.
  6. Add the salt and mix well.
  7. Add the boiled drumsticks along with water and make a medium thick curry.
  8. Bring it to boil and simmer till you get the desired consistency gravy. Switch off the flame.
  9. Make a tempering with the ingredients mentioned under "for the tempering" and pour it on the curry. Mix well.
  10. Serve hot nuggekayi huli with steamed rice.
Nuggekayi huli - step by step pictures

1.  Wash and slightly scrape the drumsticks. Cut them into 2 inch pieces
nuggekayi
2.  Put the drumsticks in boiling water.
drumstick curry
3.  Cook covered till the drumsticks become soft.
drumstick curry
4.  Arrange the ingredients mentioned under "grind to paste" in a plate.
drumstick curry
5.  Put the above arranged ingredients in a mixer jar and grind to smooth paste.
6.  Put the boiled toor dal in a pan and add masala paste to it. Add salt and mix.
7.  Add the boiled drumsticks along with water and make a medium thick gravy.
8.  Bring it to boil and simmer till you get the desired consistency gravy.
9.  Make a tempering with ingredients mentioned under "for the tempering" and pour it on the curry.
10.  Mix the tempering with the curry.
murungakkayi curry
11.  Serve hot nuggekayi huli with steamed rice.
nuggekayi huli

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