January 31, 2015

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Aloo matar gobi sabzi recipe - Potato green peas cabbage curry

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Aloo matar gobi sabzi recipe - A very healthy combination of these three vegetables make a wonderful side dish. This side dish can be prepared within 15 minutes. Besides being healthy it is tasty also. Try out this easy side dish to treat your family. During a lazy day you can  prepare  sabzis
in a jiffy.
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January 28, 2015

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Thalipeeth using bhajni recipe - Maharashtrian thalipeeth

Thalipeeth in a serving plate
Thalipeeth using bhajni - My previous post was bhajni for thalipeeth. I have prepared this thalipeeth using that flour. This is one of our  favorite breakfast dish. Sometimes I make thalipeeth and serve with some chutney and yogurt and my breakfast task gets over. Thalipeeth is prepared with different versions in Maharashtrian house hold. Sometimes, I add sweet corns to the batter as it gives different texture and taste.

This thalipeeth is delicious, filling and healthy as it contains rice and three varieties of whole grams. I have added onions, fresh coriander, grated coconut, green chillies, ginger and jaggery to give a slightly spicy and sweet taste. For a variation you can also prepare thalipeeth by adding vegetables like green peas and carrots.Also check multi grain flour or bhajani for thalipeeth.
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January 27, 2015

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Bhajni for thalipeeth recipe - Flour for thalipeeth recipe

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Bhajni for thalipeeth recipe - Bhajni is nothing but a flour made with roasted rice, green grams, black grams and bengal grams with other essential ingredients such as coriander seeds, cumin seeds and fenugreek seeds. Bhajni is a Marathi word.  I have posted bhajni for chakli earlier. But, this bhajni is slightly different than the bhajni for chakli, as the flour for chakli is ground to fine powder whereas the flour for thalipeeth is coarse. 

I always store this flour in my pantry. It is very handy and you can prepare thalipeeth quickly either for breakfast or evening tea time snack. You can also make vada or vade from this flour and I'll post this recipe in due course.  My next post will be thalipeeth  with this bhajni.
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January 23, 2015

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Strawberry Jam recipe - Jam sandwich recipe

Strawberry jam and jam sandwich recipe - Here is the easiest and quickest strawberry jam and jam sandwich recipe for you all. Most kids like to have variety of sandwiches as their breakfast snack and after school snack.They even like to carry it to school in their snack box. Jam sandwich is one of their favorite snacks and it is popular among many. 

Sometimes, I buy mapro mixed fruit jam and store it in the refrigerator to use it on lazy days to make easy bread jam sandwiches. Occasionally, I make chapati wrapper by spreading the jam and ghee on it and trust me it tastes great. Mixed fruit jam is basically made by mixing variety of sweet and citrus fruits and jams available in the market contain preservatives and high content of sugar. 

However, home made jams have no preservative and much lesser sugar content in it. Keeping health in mind, I decided to go for home made jams with my own version. I either make apple pineapple jam or strawberry jam to make sandwiches. You can prepare this jam with only two ingredients. Earlier, I had posted apple pineapple jam recipe. Thus, this is my second jam recipe. If you have small kids and they prefer sandwiches, please do try this delectable strawberry jam and jam sandwiches to  treat your kids and enjoy.
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January 21, 2015

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Aloo methi stuffed paratha recipe - Potato methi paratha

Aloo methi stuffed paratha recipe - One of my common practice is to make stuffed parathas or mix and roll theplas at least 2 to 3 times a week, so that kids have vegetables with roti simultaneously. I have already posted few parathas and theplas recipes earlier. But aloo methi paratha is my all time favorite. It has mild fenugreek leaves flavor and soft texture on account of finely mashed potatoes. 

One can eat ghee applied hot parathas along with some yogurt and pickle. You don't need any side dish to go with it.  Some chutney powder mix with yogurt also works wonder with this paratha. This is awesomely delicious and filling, something different than  regular chapati and subzi. You can also pack it in a lunch box.
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January 14, 2015

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Eggless anjeer chocolate cake recipe -Eggless dried figs cake recipe - How to make eggless anjeer chocolate cake

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Eggless anjeer chocolate cake recipe - Do you have dried figs or anjeer in stock?  Here is a very simple yet delicious anjeer chocolate cake recipe for you. This is  my all time favorite cake as I like both fresh and dried anjeers a lot.  I have used few anjeers in cake and cashew nuts to garnish and baked a small cake. The cake was soft, light, delicious and it has melt in mouth texture.
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January 9, 2015

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Farasbi batata bhaji recipe - French beans potato sabzi

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Farasbi batata bhaji recipe - A simple bhaji with french beans and potato is  a side dish which perfectly goes well  with rice and curry, rotis and chapathis. Needless to say that it is healthy, low fat and full of nutrition. Hence including it in the diet is very beneficial for health.  I use beans frequently in dals, curries, sabzis and stir fries. This is an easiest and simplest bhaji with lesser ingredients that you can make quickly without much of an effort. 

I love to try side dish with french beans in combination with sprouted green grams, masoor dal, chickpea and green peas. Tender french beans in combination with potato makes an awesome side dish. French beans are available throughout the year. Whenever I visit vegetable market I never forget to buy it. When I feel like to cook quick and easy dish I stick to the easy stir fry and chapathi. A spoonful of pickle, papad and curd rice along with it make a complete meal.
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January 7, 2015

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Phool gobi matar aloo ki sabzi recipe - How to make cauliflower green peas potato bhaji

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Matar, aloo, gobi sabzi recipe - If  I am not pre-plan for next day morning breakfast, I don't  think too much. I just make some quick sabzi and chapatis. That saves my energy and time. Cauliflower is one such vegetable that cooks very fast and you don't need  to wait hours together. Fresh and clean cauliflower is our favorite vegetable too.  

Cauliflower is a vegetable that is available throughout the year and you can prepare so many dishes with it.  This sabzi is definitely a healthier version and it was tasty too. It goes really well with chapthis, rotis, and rice with curry. I have added potatoes and green peas to this sabzi which has turned out to be a  delicious combination. 
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January 6, 2015

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Karwari spicy baby potato curry recipe - How to make baby potato curry

Baby potato curry recipe - Deliciously prepared spicy baby potato curry is a perfect accompaniment for pulao, ghee rice, steamed rice, rice rotis, chapatis, parathas and pooris. Since the masala is ground using fried spices, the flavor and taste of the curry is  like South Indian Karwar style coconut based gravy.  I also make dum aloo with baby potatoes that I will post in future. You don't need any side dish if you prepare this spicy curry.  You can also increase or decrease the quantity of spices as per your taste.
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January 5, 2015

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Gajar moong dal stir fry recipe - Mugachi dal gajar bhaji - How to make carrot split green gram stir fry

Gajar moong dal stir fry recipe - A healthy and delicious side dish for a quick meal. Soft cooked split green grams with slightly crunchy carrot which is garnished with fresh coconut and  coriander leaves, is a nice accompaniment for rotis and rice with curry. Very simple, healthy and easy stir fry that can be prepared within few minutes. It tastes like usali as it contains ample amount of husked split green grams.
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January 1, 2015

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Khawa dry fruits burfi recipe - How to make mawa burfi

Kahwa dry fruits burfi recipe - Wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year.  Khava dry fruits burfi is a very delicious sweet. The combination of khawa and dry fruits form a very unique taste.  I like the raisins in the burfi. It gives a wonderful taste. I have also added saffron. It adds an extra flavor to the burfi.  I have used store bought khawa. I have already posted two versions of burfis. Almond burfi and another one is sesame seeds burfi. We all love the khawa burfi and these are addictive. The whole process of making this burfi is truly simple.
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