Friday, August 29, 2014

Ukadiche Modak using mould - Ganesh Chaturthi Recipe

Modakas in a plate for Ukadiche Modak using mould

Wishing You All a Very Happy, Joyful and Prosperous Ganesh Chaturthi. 

Ukadiche Modak recipe -Here is an elegant Modak to offer Lord Ganesh as Neivedya during Ganesh Chaturthi festival. Ukadiche modak is a steamed rice flour sweet dumpling with coconut, jaggery filling, popular in Maharashtra and Southern India. Both Ukadiche Modak and fried modaks are very  essential neivedya during Ganesh Chturthi festival and Sankashti Chaturthi day. Modak is distributed as prasaad after Lord Ganesh's pooja.  I had already posted hand made traditional Ukadiche Modak and deep fried Talalele Modak recipe. Both taste great. Steamed modak can be prepared in two ways. First method is hand made modak and second method is using the mould. Both the modaks are prepared with almost same ingredients. Only the method of making modak is different. The taste, flavor and texture of mould made modak is similar to the hand made modak. Variety of modak moulds are available  in steel and plastc, in the utensils shop. But plastic moulds are so easy to handle than steel mould. Check out Ukadiche Modak and Talalele  Modak.  Here is how to make modak using mould. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Besan ladoo recipe - how to make besan ladoo - ladoo recipes

besan-ladoos in serving plate

Besan Ladoo recipe - Today I am going to share a traditional besan ladoo recipe of Maharashtra. During the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, sumptuous sweet like besan ladoo for prasaad  in neivedya thali definitely would make a traditional delight. This fabulous ladoo add flavor to festivities too. This ladoo is very easy to make and the preparation is flexible. You can adjust the besan, ghee and sugar at any time to bind the ladoos perfectly. As the name suggests, besan is the basic ingredient of this ladoo which release an excellent flavor and fabulous taste when fried in ghee. In combination with sugar it turns into an absolutely beautiful and extremely delicious besan ladoos, perfect for a festive occasion. Check out other ladoo varieties. Here is how to make besan ladoo.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Palak pulao recipe - spinach pulav -pulao recipes

palak pulao in serving plate

Palak pulao recipe -  Today I am going to share with you all a very simplest, easiest and yummy palak pulao recipe. Wide variety of pulaos are made using various vegetables, this pulao is one of them.  It is a healthy one pot meal made with well known leafy vegetable spinach in combination with rice. It is a perfect dish to make when you are running out of time to prepare so many things on busy days or in the morning rush, or you have unexpected guests .This is an ideal rice dish that you can pack  in the lunch box along with spicy side dish. Though its a very simple dish with few basic ingredients, its a complete meal in itself and fills the stomach. You can add other vegetables such as green peas, carrots, ivy gourds, potatoes and  you will get another version of tasty pulao. Check out other pulao and biryani varietiesTry and enjoy this delicious pulao with your favorite side dish. Here is how to make palak pulao with step by step pictures.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Til shenga chutney powder recipe - peanuts ( ground nuts ) sesame seeds chutney powder

Til shenga chutney powder in an airtight container

Til shenga chutney powder recipe - This til shenga chutney powder is a blend of  peanuts, sesame seeds and dry coconut made to serve with parathas, theplas, phulkas, chapatis, rotis and even dosas. The method of preparation  is simple. Just roast and fry few ingredients and blend. An amazing chutney powder will be ready within few minutes. This til shenga chutney powder contains essential flavors, texture and taste that you like. This chutney powder is definitely  something different than usual wet chutneys and  I really love it. An instant chutney can be made by mixing this powder with yogurt. The oily chutney can be prepared by adding warm oil to this chutney powder which goes really great with all variety of rotis. You can also serve this til shenga chutney powder  as it is along with Indian flat breads.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Pumpkin thepla recipe - kumbalkayi parotta - lal bhoplyachi thepla - kaddu ka thepla

pumpkin theplas in a plate for pumpkin thepla recipe

Pumpkin thepla recipe -  Today I am sharing with you all one more fairly spicy thepla recipe prepared with pumpkin and wheat flour. This mix and roll procedure is certainly a different method than the double roti style of pumpkin paratha which I had posted earlier. This is one of  our most favorite theplas and goes extremely well with chutneys, chutney powder and curd. It has a soft texture and alluring flavor. This is exquisitely fine, subtle and pleasing with a hint of mild spice powder. The perfect blend of yogurt, chilli powder, salt and besan turn the theplas in an array of fabulous dish. These theplas are suitable to pack in the lunch box. It is a perfect technique to serve good nutritious theplas with healthy ingredients combined into one  dish. The preparation of theplas doesn't need any great skill and  meticulous technique. Even a novice cook can make these theplas very easily. Do check out other paratha and thepla varieties. Here is the pumpkin thepla recipe with step by step pictures.