Sunday, May 31, 2020

Vegetable Rava Handvo

Vegetable Rava Handvo
Instant Rava Vegetable Handvo is a delicious and healthy dish from the state of Gujarat. This Rava Handvo looks like a savoury cake. This instant handvo is made from Rava, chickpea flour, curds, vegetables, and a few fresh spices are the chief ingredients to make this dish. This dish can cooked on stove top in the non-stick pan. So you don’t have to have some special utensils to make this Hanvdo. It is Very easy, quick and healthy dish for breakfast or even a light dinner.
Rava/sooji-1 cup
Besan- ¼ cup
Curd-1 cup
Shredded Carrot-1/2cup
Diced capcicum-1/2cup
Cauliflowergrated-1/2 cup
Red chili powder-1/2 tsp.
Turmeric powder- ¼ tsp.
Coriander powder-1tsp
Salt-as per taste
Ginger-green chilli paste-1tsp
 Black mustard seeds: 1tsp
 White sesame seeds: 1tsp
Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
Curry leaves-few
Vegetable oil: 2tbs
Eno fruit salt: 1pkt
Making the batter
1.In a medium bowl take rava, besan and curd mix well.
2.Then add salt, turmeric, red chili powder, giner-greenchilli paste with the chopped veggies-carrots, cauliflower, capsicum and mix everything well. And let it rest for 10mins.
3.In the batter made, add eno fruit salt and add a little water a top and mix everything well.
Cooking the Handvo
1.Now take a medium pan and pour 2tbs of oil and heat up. Now add a little black mustard seeds ,jeera and Allow to splutter. When done add curry leaves, sesame seeds.
2. Now Pour batter carefully in oil. Spread batter evenly. Cover and allow to cook on very lowflame.
3.When the base turns crisp and golden brown, flip over to turn the handvo to the other side on to a plate
4.Now just repeat the same process like pouring oil and adding mustard seeds, sesame seeds and curry leaves and then place the other side of the handvo it and let it cook for 15mins with covered lid on medium flame.
5.Take out the Handvo carefully on a plate and cut it into pieces. As you will see that it has been perfectly cooked and has risen nicely. So serve it with chutney or ketchup.


Friday, May 22, 2020

Home Made Milk Gulab Jamun

Home Made Milk Gulab Jamun
Soft, spongy and melt in mouth gulab jamuns drenched in delicately flavored sugar syrup is a traditional sweet in India. There are many ready-made Instant mixes available in market but no one comes even close to the taste of homemade gulab jamuns made from traditional mawa or khoya with this recipe. But, this recipe milk gulab  jamun is that it is directly made from milk rather than khoya  . It is made with simple and easy ingredients. Made with milk, flour, green cardamom powder, baking soda and sugar syrup, this dessert recipe is absolutely exquisite and makes you crave for more. What makes this sweet delight different from the regular gulab jamun. Make it from scratch today and shower your taste buds with its unforgettable taste.I made this Sweet for My son inlaw's birthday and for our wedding day.

Milk- ½ litre
Maida- 1 tbsp
Sugar- 11/2 cups
Water-2 cups
Cardamom powder- ¼ tsp
Baking Soda-2 pinch
Ghee/Oil- For Frying
Saffron- pinch
1.Take sugar,saffron ,cardamom powder and 2 cups of water in a pan, boil for 15 minutes on medium heat. Till you feel the stickiness in the syrup. Keep stirring
2.In a deep-bottomed pan over medium flame and add milk in it. Let the milk come to a boil. Keep stirring the milk while it boils.
3.When the volume of the milk has reduced and it has become thick, take it off the flame.
4.Transfer it in a bowl. Once it cools down, add flour, baking soda in this bowl. Using your hands, mix it well and turn in it into a soft dough.
5.Now, take small portions from this dough and make small balls of it. Place a pan with ghee/oil over medium flame.
6.When the oil is hot enough, add the balls in it and let these cook. Fry them until they turn brown in color. 
7.Once done, then add in the hot sugar syrup. Now cover the sugar syrup pan and simmer for 8-10 minutes on low heat..It increases in size when it soaks the sugar syrup.
8.Dip them nicely in the syrup and serve these GulabJamun Warm or cold  to enjoy!

Monday, May 18, 2020

Mango Shrikhand (Amrakhand)

Mango Shrikhand (Amrakhand)
Shrikhand orAmrakhand is a sweet dish made by using hung curd, fresh mango puree and flavoured with saffron and cardamom. Shrikand with mango makes it a very delicious dessert. This exotic dessert is easy to prepare and it is quite popular in Gujarat and Maharashtra .It is often served as a side dish with poori. I used  Alphonso mango  for to making this Shrikhand.

Yogurt ((curd or dahi))- 3 cup
Mango puree-1 cup
Powdered Sugar-1 cup
Crushed cardamom-1/4 tsp
Saffron-1/4 tsp
1. Place the yogurt in a cheesecloth or muslin cloth over a strainer on the top of a bowl and let it rest in the refrigerator until all the water from yogurt strains out.
2. Soak kesar/Saffron in 1 Tbsp warm milk
3. Next gently squeeze the excess water from yogurt. Make sure not to squeeze out the yogurt.
4. After 2-3 hours you will get thick yogurt, transfer it to another bowl.
5. Into the thick yogurt add mango puree, powdered sugar, and saffron milk. Whisk until combined. Transfer them into the serving bowls.
Garnish with chopped pistachios. Serve and enjoy.