September 17, 2023

Ukadiche Modak recipe - Modak for Ganesh Chaturti Festival - 3 Ways of Ukadiche Modak

Ukadiche Modak Recipe - Ukadiche Modak is an essential Naivedya which is prepared to offer Lord Ganesh during Ganesh Chaturthi festival and Sankashti Chaturthi day. Today I am sharing with you all a traditional, authentic Ukadiche modak of Maharashtra. Modak is steamed rice flour dumplings filled with coconut and jaggery mixture. It has an inviting flavor and sweet taste. This lovely modak is so soft and delicious too.  It is one of my favorite sweets and I like the preparation. Modak is a very simple sweet dish that you can make it easily and it doesn't need any practice. Modak moulds both in steel and plastic is available in the utensil's shop. 

September 12, 2023

Karela Pyaj ki Masaledar Sabji | Bitter Gourd Onion Sabzi

Karela Pyaj ki Masaledar Sabji | Bittergourd Onion Sabzi is a delicious healthy side dish prepared with bitter gourd, onion, spice powder, tamarind extract and jaggery. A very delicious hot karela pyaj ki sabzi goes well with roti, chapati, poori and dal-rice. Spice powder adds an exotic flavor, taste and texture to the karela sabji. In this sabzi, bitterness of bitter gourd is very well balanced by tanginess of tamarind and sweetness of jaggery. If you want to totally avoid the bitterness you can add  more jaggery. Bitter gourd is a healthy vegetable and is seasonal. The spice powder made with peanuts, sesame, cashew and coconut is very tasty and unique. This spice powder can be used in potato, cauliflower, brinjal and ridge gourd  sabzis also. 

September 06, 2023

Lauki Halwa with Khoya and Milk | Doodhi ka Halwa | Dudhi Halwa Recipe | Bottle Gourd Halwa

Lauki Halwa with Khoya and Milk | Doodhi ka Halwa | Dudhi Halwa Recipe | Bottle Gourd Halwa is an Indian dessert prepared with bottle gourd, ghee, milk, sugar, khoya and flavored with cardamoms. It is a light vegetable with mild flavor which is available throughout the year. There are many ways of making lauki halwa. Dudhi halwa can also be made without milk and khoya. But use of khawa and milk add creamy taste to the lauki halwa. Milkmaid can also be used in the place of mawa and milk. 

August 18, 2023

Rava Upma Recipe | South Indian Style Upma | Uppittu | Suji Upma

Rava upma is an easy to make healthy Indian breakfast dish prepared with roasted rava, onion, coconut and a few tempering spices. The soft, moist and flavourful upma can be prepared in 20 minutes. The recipe I have shared here is South Indian style soft upma with coconut and ghee flavour. The ratio of rava and water is 1:3. Adding turmeric powder is optional but it gives vibrant yellow colour to the upma. 
The flavour and colour of upma is very inviting. 

August 11, 2023

Idli Recipe | Soft and Spongy Idli | Mallige Idli | Kushboo Idli

Idli Recipe | Soft and Spongy Idli | Mallige Idli | Kushboo Idli. Rice idli is one of the popular and staple food of South India usually served for breakfast. It is popular throughout India and world wide. It is a healthy and filling breakfast and usually served with coconut chutney and sambar. There are different ways of making Idlis, one of the method is using rice, black gram dal and beaten rice (poha). The black gram dal and beaten rice is well soaked and ground to a smooth paste. The rice is soaked and ground to a coarse paste. 

July 06, 2023

Quick Mango Milkshake Recipe | Thick Mango Milkshake in 5 Mins

Mango milkshake recipe - Today I am sharing an easy to make mango milkshake recipe with you all. This is one of my favourite milkshakes and I make it often during the mango season. This delicious shake is made with skim milk, mango and sugar. It is totally healthy and guilt free drink which can be enjoyed at anytime of the day. It provides energy as the milk contains proteins and mango contains vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates. Mango and milk combination is naturally good for health. If you drink a glassful of milkshake for breakfast, after school or office you will not feel like having anything for a few hours. It is filling and refreshing. This mango milkshake is very easy to prepare and can be made within few minutes.