October 30, 2014

Mushroom korma (kurma) recipe - how to make mushroom korma

Mushroom korma or kurma recipe - Yesterday, I made this mushroom korma for chapatis. Here mushrooms are available all around the year, I bring them fresh and make curry or masala or kurma or mushroom rice with different variations. This mushroom kurma masala was delicious and went well with chapatis. So, I thought to share this recipe with you all. 

mushroom masala in plate

October 28, 2014

Besan ladoo recipe - how to make besan ladoo- kadale hittina ladoo - Split bengal gram flour dry fruits laddu recipe

Besan ladoo recipe - This  is  a wonderful traditional sweet,  I adore the whole texture and taste of these ladoos. Keeping in mind the amount of ghee and sugar I use in these ladoos, I prepare it only during festivals and special occasions. I made these ladoos on diwali festival as one of the naivedya dish and I am posting it now. Usually, the besan ladoo is made with slightly coarse bengal gram flour, but can also be prepared by using fine bengal gram flour. The method of preparation is very simple and easy, but taste wise this ladoo is really delicious. So, dig into these ladoos and enjoy the traditional taste. Earlier I had posted another  version of  besan ladoo, check out the recipe here. 

gram flour dry fruits ladoo in a plate

October 22, 2014

Peda using milk powder and condensed milk recipe

Wishing you all a very Happy and Prosperous Deepavali

Peda using milk powder and condensed milk recipe -  Today I am sharing with you all a very easy to make peda made with milk, milk powder, condensed milk and sugar. These basic ingredients give the peda all the required taste and texture. The cardamom infuses the flavor with all these and the lovely peda was soft and  delicious. The method of making peda with khava is quite different than this method.  Khava peda is one of the common pedas available in sweet shop. But peda prepared with milk powder and condensed milk is unique. It tastes so good and every one in my family liked it. It is always a great treat to eat this tiny sweet with rich taste

peda in a serving plate

October 19, 2014

Bhajani for Chakli - rice flour mix for preparing chakli -how to make bhajani for chakli

Bhajani  for chakli recipe  (flour mix for preparing chakli) - Today I am posting the recipe of traditional bhajani for chakli, which is a traditional savoury of Maharashtra. Chakli is a savoury snack usually prepared during diwali. Every house hold is making chakli or murukku for the festival with their own version. Bhajani in Marathi means roasted flour. This flour is prepared out of rice, roasted chana dal, urad dal and cumin seeds. This flour is  durable and you can store it for a couple of months and can be used as and when required. As a variation for having a different taste, you can add roasted ajwain, chilli powder and sesame seeds to the flour while preparing chakli.

flour mix in a container

October 17, 2014

Dry fruits barfi recipe - dates almonds cashew nuts barfi recipe - how to make dry fruits barfi

Dry fruits barfi recipe - Today here is my post on khajoor dry fruits barfi.  Khajoor dry fruits barfi is an excellent healthy sweet for kids and adults. It is made out of pure dry fruits and no sugar is added. So, try out this barfi and treat your family with this guilt free healthy sweet. In this sweet, I have used poppy seeds which is totally optional. Along with khajoor, you can also use roasted dry coconut and sesame seeds to get a barfi with a different taste and texture. This is a durable sweet that you can store at room temperature for a couple of months. Here is the khajoor dry fruits barfi which is liked not only by me but by all of my family members. This healthy sweet can be prepared in very less time. 

burfi in a plate picture

October 15, 2014

Rasmalai recipe - how to make rasmalai - Diwali sweet recipes - Bengali sweet recipes

Rasmalai recipe - As Diwali or Deepavali is approaching near, every one must be busy with the preparation of sweets and savoury snacks like me. Today I am going to share with you all, the rasmalai recipe which is a traditional Bengali sweet. This rasmalai is made out of home made fresh chena or soft paneer or cottage cheese and it turned so delicious, luscious and perfect. I really love its softness and the shape. The milk for rasmali was mildly flavoured with saffron (kesar) and cardamoms. Above all it is very simple and easy recipe that can be enjoyed at festivals and special occasions. Try this very delicious dessert for the coming festival and treat your family, relatives and friends with this special delectable dish. 

diwali sweets

October 9, 2014

Palak soup recipe - spinach soup recipe - how to make palak soup

Palak or spinach soup recipe - The recipe I am going to share today is simple soup prepared with spinach.You can just boil and blend the spinach, tomatoes, onions black pepper and ginger. Add the corn flour paste as thickening agent to the simmering soup and your creamy, delicious soup will be ready within few minutes. This is a healthy soup which gives comfort to the throat and soul. Spinach, popularly known as palak is a widely used leafy vegetable available all round the year. So the soup can be made at any season.

palak soup in serving glasses

October 8, 2014

Lauki ka thepla - white gourd (sorekayi) parotta - Dudhi bhoplyachi thepla recipe - how to make lauki thepla

Lauki thepla recipe - Today I am going to share lauki thepla recipe which is very tasty and flavourful. To me this is truly an easy recipe. This is a simple version of mixing the ingredients and rolling the thin theplas, then shallow frying on a griddle with very less oil or ghee. It is a healthy dish for those who like to eat rotis for their breakfast or lunch.It goes really well with all varieties of chutney and raita. Above all you can easily pack it in the lunch box. Most of the time I make thepla for our breakfast.This method is so simple, even novice cook can make it. Whenever I have enough time for kitchen in the evening I knead the thepla dough in advance and store it in the refrigerator to use it in the morning. It saves time and comes handy during the morning rush. Check out other delicious paratha and thepla recipe.

sorekayi parotta

October 7, 2014

Mix vegetable korma ( kurma ) - how to make vegetable korma

Vegetable korma recipe - Vegetable korma is a delicious side dish for parathas, theplas, other Indian flat breads, ghee rice and jeera rice, prepared in North India. Being a tempting dish, this is an ideal side dish to prepare for small parties or weekend treat. The procedure I have posted here is very easy to make with easily available ingredients in kitchen. This korma is prepared using variety of vegetables. So, it is healthy too.I have used onions, tomatoes, cauliflower, baby corn, carrots, potatoes and beans. Along with these vegetables you can also add other soft vegetables like broccoli, green peas, ivy gourd and zucchini. Do try this delectable vegetable korma as side dish for your favorite Indian rotis or pulaos and I am sure you will enjoy it.

veg kurma in a plate

October 3, 2014

Patholi using turmeric leaf recipe / how to make patholi using turmeric leaf / patholi using arisina ele or haldi paan recipe

Wishing You All a Very Happy and Prosperous Dussehra.

Patholi using turmeric leaf recipe - Patholi is a traditional, delicious and flavorful sweet dish made in Konkan region. Patholi is a steamed rice flour dumplings, prepared by spreading the rice flour dough on turmeric leaves and stuffed with coconut jaggery filling. The turmeric leaves have an addictive fragrance and it imparts flavour to any dish prepared in it. Patholi is usually prepared during Nag Panchami festival. But I found this rarely available turmeric leaves in the vegetable market and could not stop myself from buying it. Immediately I prepared this patholi when the leaves were fresh and green. 


October 2, 2014

Mix fruits seekarane recipe - how to make mix fruits seekarane - apple, sitaphal, banana seekarane recipe

Mix fruits seekarane recipe - I have already prepared mango rasayanamusk melon rasayana and mash melon rasayana with coconut milk and posted them before, but now I prepared the mix fruits seekarane with milk. This mix fruits seekarane is a very delicious and  healthy dessert and it can be served as upavas / fasting dish by replacing the milk with coconut  milk.

Mix fruits seekarane picture

October 1, 2014

Kempu harive soppu upkari Recipe - how to make amaranth leaves stir fry

Kempu harive soppu upkari  recipe -This is a simple stir fry prepared with amaranth leaves in combination with fresh coconut and served as a side dish to chapati and rice with curry. Amaranth leaves are extensively cultivated in all parts of India. This leafy vegetable is also known as kempu harive soppu, tamdi bhajji and lal math.  

stir fry in a plate