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May 25, 2020

Besan Ka Halwa Recipe / Kadalai maavu Halwa

besan ka halwa
Besan ka halwa in Hindi( Kadalai maavu halwa in Tamil) is a rich and delicious Indian dessert recipe. It is prepared with besan flour, sugar, ghee, milk, water flavored with cardamom powder and garnished with nuts. Though its a very simple recipe, it needs some patience and continuous attention to make it perfect. Roasting besan flour patiently is the key to make a flavorful halwa else halwa tastes and smells raw. This halwa can be prepared adding water or milk. Color of halwa varies as per the use. I used water here. For variations, you can use jaggery instead of sugar. Do not reduce the quantity of ghee and sugar mentioned. It will affect the taste and texture of this besan halwa. For making this halwa, I used pure cow's ghee from Ghee store. It came so well !!

Recently I got a pack of pure desi cow ghee and wood pressed sesame oil and ground nut oil from Ghee store for my review. Ghee store is an online shop where they sell organic pure desi cow ghee, buffalo ghee, brown ghee, cold pressed and wood pressed oils and organic honey. All their products are traditionally prepared without machines. They use wood fire for preparation and is done 100% manually. So they give assurance to the flavor, taste and purity. As they promised, I found the ghee, sesame oil and groundnut oils are so good, fresh and flavorful. We all just loved it. Price is also reasonable when compared to some other brands who sells A2 ghee at a very high price. I am sure I will buy their products regularly in future. I would recommend this brand for my friends and family too. Friends, do check out their website gheestore.in  and place your orders. You can try their sample pack at a minimal price and then go for bulk orders if you are satisfied. Here is their Instagram , Facebook and twitter page links. Check it out friends. You can also click on the below image to view their website. You can also find some useful informations regarding the health benefits of pure cow ghee, buffalo ghee and cold pressed oils in their blog page.

Ok, lets see how to make besan ka halwa using pure cow ghee with step by step pictures.

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Besan ka halwa


Besan Ka Halwa / Besan Halwa Recipe


Besan Ka Halwa / Besan Halwa Recipe

Besan Ka Halwa / Besan Halwa Recipe - Rich and delicious halwa recipe



Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 240ml
  • Besan flour / Kadalai maavu - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 3/4 cup ( Add 1 cup for more sweetness)
  • Melted ghee - 1/2 cup ( 1/3 cup + 2 tbsp)
  • Water - 1.5 cups
  • Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Cashew nuts - few (to garnish)
HOW TO MAKE BESAN KA HALWA
  1. Heat 1/3 cup of ghee in a heavy bottomed kadai.
  2. Add besan flour and roast in low to medium flame till golden in color with a nice smell.
  3. Add water and mix till besan turns thick. Add sugar and mix in low flame.
  4. Halwa becomes thick, non sticky and leaves the pan.
  5. When it becomes a whole mass, add the remaining ghee, chopped cashews and cardamom powder.
  6. Mix well and switch off the flame. Remove in a plate. Serve warm and enjoy !
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Add 1/3 cup of melted ghee in a heavy bottomed kadai. I used my thick non-stick kadai.

  • Heat ghee and add the besan flour. Keep the flame low to medium and roast the besan flour for 8 to 10 minutes till besan flour turns golden in color with a nice smell.
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  • Lower the flame completely and add water at room temperature. You can also add boiled milk at room temperature instead of water.  I used water. Mix quickly to break the lumps.

  • Keep mixing till all the water / milk is absorbed by the besan flour. When it becomes thick, add sugar. 
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  • Mix well till all the sugar is dissolved in halwa. Keep the flame medium and mix for few minutes. Halwa thickens and starts to leave the sides of pan.
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  • Keep mixing till halwa leaves the pan completely and becomes a whole mass. Add cardamom powder, remaining ghee and chopped cashew nuts. Mix well. Switch off the flame. Transfer to a plate and serve warm or hot ! Enjoy.!
  • besan ka halwa recipe
  • besan ka halwa recipe

Note

  • You can add milk instead of water. Color of halwa differs if you add milk.
  • Add 1 cup of sugar for more sweetness.
  • Do not reduce the quantity of ghee.
  • You can use wheat flour instead of besan and make this halwa.
  • For variations, add 2 tbsp of suji / rava / semolina to 1 cup of besan flour while roasting. It gives a coarse texture to the halwa.

Do try this easy, yummy besan ka halwa and share your feedback !
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April 16, 2020

Masala Khichdi Recipe / Vegetable Dal Khichdi In Pressure Cooker





During this lockdown period, I prefer to make one pot meals for my weekend lunch. Last Sunday I made this masala khichdi with vegetables, rice, moong dal and spices easily in a pressure cooker instead of veg biryani. We all loved it very much. It was a tummy filling, healthy and tasty North Indian style lunch. Usually I make plain moong dal khichdi for Sendhil whenever he suffers from stomach upset problems for easy digestion.


This is the first time I made khichdi with vegetables and masala. Roasted papad, pickle and raita with onion or cucumber serves as the best side dish for this khichdi. So this recipe would be ideal for bachelors and working women as there is no grinding job and can be made easily in a pressure cooker. For variations, you can make this masala khichdi without vegetables, use toor dal instead of moong dal and modify it based on the ingredients available in your kitchen. Also you can adjust the consistency of this khichdi slightly watery or thick as you like. Usually people use rice and water in the ratio of 1:4. You can use the same or add more water to adjust the consistency. Its a healthy wholesome meal for lunch or dinner. Friends, do try this yummy, easy masala vegetable khichdi. You will love it too ! Ok, lets check out this vegetable dal khichdi recipe with step by step pictures.

Vegetable masala khichdi

Masala khichdi Recipe / Vegetable Dal Khichdi Recipe in Pressure Cooker


Masala khichdi Recipe / Vegetable Dal Khichdi Recipe in Pressure Cooker

Vegetable masala khichdi with rice, moong dal, vegetables and biryani spices easily in a pressure cooker.



Cuisine: North Indian
Category: Main course
Serves: Serves 2 to 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 240ml
  • Raw rice or broken basmati rice - 1/2 cup
  • Yellow moong dal - 1/2 cup
  • Cooking oil / ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Cinnamon - 1 inch
  • Cloves - 2
  • Pepper corns - 5
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Hing - 1/4 tsp
  • Big onion - 1
  • Tomato - 2
  • Green chilli – 1 (slit)
  • Red chilli – 1
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
  • Carrot - 1
  • Beans - 10
  • Green peas - a handful
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Coriander leaves - to garnish
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp ( Add before serving)
HOW TO MAKE MASALA KHICHDI
  1. Wash the rice, moong dal and set aside. You can soak it for 15 minutes if you wish.
  2. Wash and chop the vegetables into small cubes. Set aside.
  3. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker. Saute cinnamon, cloves, cumin seeds, hing, pepper corns.
  4. Saute red chilli, green chilli and onion till transparent. 
  5. Add ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell goes off. 
  6. Now add tomato and saute till mushy.
  7. Add turmeric, chilli powder and required salt. Mix well.
  8. Lastly add the chopped vegetables, mix quickly. 
  9. Add garam masala powder. Mix quickly. Add  rice and moong dal.
  10. Mix well. Add 4 to 5 cups of water, chopped coriander leaves.
  11.  Pressure cook in low flame for 2 whistles. Open the lid after steam is released.
  12. Mash well. Top it with ghee and serve hot with roasted papad, raita , pickle !
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash the rice and moong dal separately and soak for 15 minutes. In the mean time, chop the vegetables, onion and tomato.

  • Heat ghee in a pressure cooker. Saute cinnamon, cloves. Add cumin seeds, hing, pepper corns and splutter.

  • Add a red chilli, green chilli, chopped onion and saute till onion becomes transparent. Add ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell leaves.

  • Add chopped tomato and saute till mushy. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt.
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  • Lastly add the chopped vegetables, Mix well. Add garam masala powder and mix well. Add 4 to 5 cups of water,  chopped coriander leaves and mix well.  Check for taste, add more salt or spice powders if required. Close the cooker with lid. Keep the flame high till steam comes out. Put the weight valve and lower the flame completely. Pressure cook in very low flame for one or two whistles.
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  • Open the cooker after the steam is released. Mash the cooked rice, dal along with vegetables. Add 1/2 to 1 cup more hot water if the khichdi is too thick. Adjust salt accordingly. Top  it with ghee and serve hot with roasted papad, raitha or pickle as side dish. Enjoy !masala khichdi

Note

  • Rice + dal and water ratio is 1:4. But you can add 1:5 based on the consistency you like.
  • Adjust the quantity of chilli powder, dhania powder and chillies as per your taste.
  • You can skip garam masala powder. Its completely optional. But adding it gives a nice flavor.
  • Don’t forget to add ghee at the end before serving. It adds a nice flavor and taste to the khichdi.
  • Temper cumin seeds, hing in 1 tbsp ghee. Switch off the flame. Add 1/4 tsp of red chilli powder in hot ghee and pour over the khichdi. This step is optional. 
Try this easy, yummy one pot masala khichdi and enjoy !
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March 17, 2020

Cauliflower curry without onion, garlic – Jain Style Gobi Sabzi

Cauliflower is in season now. So I buy it once in a week and trying some yummy recipes with it. Last week I prepared this cauliflower curry without onion and garlic for the first time. Its a dry sabzi that goes well with rice, roti or naan. This Jain style gobi curry came out so well even though its without onion, garlic. Its called as Sukha gobi and this recipe is ideal for fasting / Vrat ka khana during Navratri. Friends, do try this easy, yummy cauliflower curry without onion and garlic for rice or roti. Share your feedback with me.

Cauliflower / Gobi Curry without onion, garlic


Cauliflower / Gobi Curry without onion, garlic

Cauliflower curry without onion and garlic



Cuisine: North Indian
Category: Side dish
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 240ml
  • Cauliflower - 1/2 (I used big one)
  • Cooking oil - 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander seeds powder - 1.5 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Aamchur powder or lemon juice – 1/4 tsp (optional, I dint use)
  • Salt - as needed
  • Water - to sprinkle + 3 cups ( to boil cauliflower florets)
  • Coriander leaves – to garnish
HOW TO MAKE JAIN CAULIFLOWER CURRY
  1. Wash the cauliflower florets and parboil in water for few minutes adding turmeric powder.
  2. Drain the water and keep the parboiled cauliflower aside.
  3. Heat oil in a kadai. Temper cumin seeds, bay leaf.
  4. Lower the flame. Add chilli powder, coriander seeds powder, garam masala powder.
  5. Mix quickly and add the cauliflower florets, required salt. Mix well.
  6. Cover cook for few minutes. Sprinkle little water if its too dry.
  7. Switch off the flame after the cauliflower is completely cooked.
  8. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice, roti !
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash the cauliflower florets and parboil in 3 cups of water adding turmeric powder.

  • Drain the water completely and set aside. Heat oil in a kadai and splutter cumin seeds, bay leaf.

  • Lower the flame completely. Add red chilli powder, coriander seeds powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and required salt.

  • Mix quickly and add the parboiled cauliflower florets. Mix well. Sprinkle little water if the curry looks too dry. Cover cook till cauliflower is completely cooked. Add some aamchur powder (optional) and mix well.

  • Boil and evaporate if there is excess water. Switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves.

  • Serve hot with rice, roti and naan. Enjoy ! For variations, you can add some frozen green peas, boiled and cubed potato along with cauliflower. This is mentioned as aloo gobi matar curry in North India.

  • Enjoy !

Note

  • I didn’t use tomato or aamchur powder in this recipe. Instead I sprinkled some lemon juice at the end.
  • For variations, you can saute frozen green peas along with cauliflower and make this curry.
  • You can also make this in gravy kind by sauting tomato along cauliflower and adding more water for cooking.
  • Adjust the quantity of chilli powder and other spice powders as per your taste.

Try this easy, yummy cauliflower curry without onion, garlic and enjoy with rice, roti !

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February 28, 2020

Bengali Tetor Dal Recipe – Korolar Dal / Bitter Gourd Dal Recipe

tetor dal recipe
Recently when I went to Salem, my MIL gave me few bitter gourds that was grown in our backyard. Usually I make bitter gourd pitlai, poriyal or crispy bitter gourd chips. This time for a change, I tried Bengali style Tetor dal recipe with moong dal and bitter gourd (Korola in Bengali). We can call it as bitter gourd dal in English. When I saw this recipe in YouTube, I felt bitter gourd and dal combo tastes weird as we are adding a bitter vegetable. But to my surprise, it came out really well. Being a bitter gourd fan, I just loved it. The trick lies in slicing bitter gourd thinly and saute in oil till its cooked. By doing this way, bitter gourd tastes mildly bitter in this recipe. Cooking procedure is simple too. Tastes good when mixed with plain rice adding few drops of ghee. Begun bhaja and aloo posto are the best side dish for this tetor dal. Luckily I have posted both the recipes in my blog already. So please check the links below. My recent love for Bengali vegetarian food is reflected in this dish. Ok friends, do try this Bengali style Tetor dal / bitter gourd dal and share your feedback with me.

Check out my Bengali lunch menu - Vegetarian if you like !
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Bengali Tetor Dal Recipe


Bengali Toter Dal Recipe

Bengali Tetor Dal Recipe / Bitter gourd moong dal recipe.



Cuisine: Bengali
Category: Side dish
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 240ml
  • Moong dal - 1/3 cup
  • Bitter gourd - 1 (slice thinly)
  • Cooking oil or mustard oil - 2 tbsp ( I used refined oil)
  • Salt & water - as needed
To temper
  • Ghee / clarified butter - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Bay leaf - 2
  • Red chilli - 2 (whole)
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Ginger paste – 1 tsp
HOW TO MAKE TETOR DAL
  1. Wash the moong dal and pressure cook adding enough water. Mash and keep aside.
  2. Wash and chop bitter gourd slices thinly. Heat oil and saute the slices till its completely cooked and shrink in size. Remove in a plate.
  3. Temper mustard seeds, bay leaf, red chilli, grated coconut, half of ginger paste and saute for few minutes.
  4. Add the bitter gourd slices to it and saute well.
  5. Lastly add the cooked moong dal, salt, sugar and required water.
  6. Boil for few minutes. Add the remaining ginger paste and switch off the flame.
  7. Serve with plain rice, begun bhaja or aloo posto !
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash the moong dal and take in a pressure cooker. Add 2 cups of water, a pinch of turmeric powder. Pressure cook in low flame for 2 whistles till dal cooks mushy. Open the cooker after steam is released. Mash and set aside.
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  • Wash and slice the bitter gourd thinly. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a kadai. Saute the thin bitter gourd slices in low to medium flame till its roasted and golden brown in color. Remove in a plate.
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  • Melt ghee in a pan. Temper mustard seeds, 2 bay leaf, 2 whole red chilli and 1/2 tsp of grated ginger / ginger paste. Lastly add grated coconut and saute till it turns golden in color. Switch off the flame.
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  • Add the sautéed bitter gourd slices, required salt, sugar to the cooked dal. Add tempered ingredients too. Add the remaining ginger too. Mix well. Add little water and adjust the consistency.
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  • Boil for few minutes. Switch off the flame. Serve with plain rice adding few drops of ghee. You can serve with begun bhaja or aloo posto as side dish. Enjoy !

Note

  • Make sure you saute and roast the bitter gourd slices.
  • If you want to remove bitterness, soak the bitter gourd in little salted water. Squeeze well and then saute in oil.
  • Some people add 1 cinnamon, 1 clove and cardamom in ghee while tempering. But I din't use it. 

Bengali style tetor dal / bitter gourd dal recipe is ready to enjoy with plain rice.
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August 12, 2019

Baby Corn Masala Gravy For Chapathi / Roti

baby corn masala for chapati
This is my first try on baby corn masala gravy for chapathi and roti. I watched few YouTube videos and came up with this north Indian style gravy recipe with onion, tomato base. This recipe is without coconut. It tastes so good. We all loved it with soft chapati. It tastes similar to restaurant style paneer butter masala. Its not so spicy too. I made this gravy directly in a pressure cooker for easy and quick cooking. If you make it a thick gravy, you can keep in a dosa and make baby corn masala dosa as well. Friends, do try this yummy North Indian style baby corn masala gravy and enjoy with chapathi, roti or naan. Lets see how to make baby corn masala with step by step pictures and video.


baby corn masala gravy recipe

Baby corn masala gravy for chapathi, roti


Baby corn masala gravy for chapathi, roti

Easy baby corn masala gravy in a pressure cooker. Its a good side dish for chapati, roti and naan.



Cuisine: North Indian
Category: Main course
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup =250ml
  • Baby corn - 4 to 5
  • Big onion - 1
  • Ginger garlic paste / gg paste – 1 tsp
  • Ripe tomato - 2 big (Grind to puree)
  • Cashewnuts - 8 to 10 (Grind to a paste adding milk/water)
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 3/4 tsp
  • Coriander powder / dhania powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Crushed kasoori methi - 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and bay leaf – 1 each
  • Cumin seeds or shahjeera – 1/2 tsp ( I used black cumin seeds)
  • Salt & water - as needed
  • Cooking oil - 2 tbsp (Any Flavorless oil)
  • Butter - 2 tsp (optional)
  • Coriander leaves - to garnish
HOW TO MAKE BABY CORN MASALA GRAVY
  1. Wash and chop baby corn into small roundels.
  2. Grind tomato to a smooth paste and set aside.
  3. Grind cashew nuts to a smooth paste adding little milk or water.
  4. In a pressure cooker, heat oil + butter. Saute whole spices and cumin seeds.
  5. Add onion, gg paste and saute for a minute. Add spice powders and saute in low flame.
  6. Then add tomato puree, salt and sugar. Mix well.
  7. Add baby corn pieces and cashew paste. Add garam masala powder. Mix well and add water.
  8. Pressure cook in low flame for 2 whistles. Open the cooker and add kasoori methi.
  9. Give a boil. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with chapati, roti and naan.
BABY CORN GRAVY RECIPE - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash and clean the baby corn by removing the fiber part. Cut into small, thick roundels. Set aside. Chop onion finely. Grind tomato to a smooth puree adding required water.

  • Grind cashew nuts to a smooth paste adding required water or milk. Set aside. 

  • In a pressure cooker base, heat oil + butter. Saute cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, bay leaf and cumin seeds / black cumin seeds. Saute for a minute in medium flame without burning it.
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  • Add the chopped onion and saute till transparent. Then add ginger garlic paste. Saute till its raw smell goes off. Reduce the flame to low. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder. Saute for a minute without burning the powders.
  • baby corn masala gravy recipe
  • Now add the tomato puree, salt and sugar. Stir it well. Let it boil in medium flame till the puree thickens and leaves oil in the sides. 
  • baby corn masala gravy recipe
  • Now add 1 cup of water, chopped baby corn, cashew nuts paste and garam masala powder. Mix well and check for taste. Add more salt and chilli powder if needed. Close the lid and pressure cook for two whistles in low flame. Open the cooker after steam is released. Check for the consistency of gravy. If its too thin, boil for sometime till  slightly thick. Lastly add crushed kasoori methi and coriander leaves. Mix well and boil for a minute. Switch off the flame and serve hot with roti/ chapati / naan. Enjoy ! 
baby corn masala gravy recipe  baby corn masala gravy recipe  

Note

  • Adjust the quantity of chilli powder as per your spice level.
  • Do not skip cashew paste as it adds thickness and richness to the gravy.
  • For more richness, you can add a tbsp of fresh cream at the end before serving.

Try this yummy baby corn masala gravy and enjoy with roti/ chapati.
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May 14, 2019

Mango Mastani Recipe Pune Style – Mango Recipes

mango mastani
Mango mastani is a popular dessert drink and a street food in Pune, Maharashtra. Mastani is basically a thick mango milkshake topped with vanilla ice cream or mango ice cream and nuts. Recently I watched an YouTube video from Sujata mastani shop, a popular outlet in Pune which sells mastani in different flavors. I got tempted to try at home and blog it as I didn’t post any mango recipes this year. Even though its my first attempt, it came out really tasty. You can use either vanilla ice cream or mango ice cream on top. In Sujata mastani recipe, they used mango ice cream. So I too followed the same. Its a must try recipe during this mango season. Friends, forget about the calories, try it and enjoy. Don’t forget to share your feedback with me. Ok, lets see how to make Pune style mango mastani recipe with step by step pictures.

Do check out my other MANGO RECIPES too !

mango mastani pune style

Mango mastani recipe in Pune style


Mango mastani recipe in Pune style

Pune style mango mastani recipe



Cuisine: North Indian
Category: Drink
Serves: Serves 1 to 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes



INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 240ml
  • Ripe mango - 1
  • Sugar -  1 to 2 tbsp (adjust as per the taste of mango)
  • Boiled, chilled Milk - 1/2 cup
  • Mango ice cream - 2 scoops
  • Chopped Almond, Pista, Cashews, tutti frutti - a handful
  • Glazed cherries - 2 (to decorate)
  • Chopped mango – 2 to 3 tbsp
HOW TO MAKE MANGO MASTANI RECIPE
  1. Wash and slice mango skin. Chop it.
  2. Grind to a thick, pourable milkshake adding milk and sugar.
  3. Pour the milkshake to a glass. Top it with a scoop of mango or vanilla ice cream.
  4. Garnish with nuts, tutti frutti chopped mango and a cherry !
  5. Serve immediately !
MANGO MASTANI RECIPE - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash and slice the mango skin. Chop into small cubes. Boil milk and cool down.

  • In a mixie jar, take the chopped mango, sugar, 1 scoop ice cream and milk. Blend to a smooth, thick puree.
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  • Pour into a medium length glass till 3/4th of it. Top it with a scoop of vanilla or mango ice cream. Garnish with chopped nuts, mango pieces and tutti frutti (If you like). Place a glazed cherry on top. Serve immediately ! Enjoy ! mango mastani recipe

Note

  • For variations you can add some chopped mango pieces in the bottom of glass and then pour the milkshake.
  • Tutti frutti is optional.
Try this easy, yummy mango mastani and enjoy !

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October 26, 2018

Shakkarpara Recipe With Wheat Flour–Wheat Flour Shankarpali Recipe

shakkarpara recipe with wheat flour
Shakkarpara/ Shankarpali is a most popular North Indian style deep fried snacks recipe prepared during Diwali and Holi festivals. It is popular in Gujarat and Maharashtra. It tastes mildly sweet and is served as a teatime snack. In South India, it is known as sweet maida biscuit. It is usually added in South Indian mixture. I have already shared that recipe HERE. Traditionally shakkarpara is prepared using maida, sugar, ghee and milk or water. But today I have shared shankarpali recipe using wheat flour/ atta. I watched few YouTube video recipes and came up with this version. As I wished,  it came out really well. It was super crunchy and mildly sweet in taste. Sendhil and Raksha loved it very much. They started munching even before it cooled down completely. I was very happy that my first recipe for Diwali 2018 was a big hit with my family. There was no big difference in the ingredients and taste of maida Shakkarpara and wheat flour Shakkarpara. Only thing is the color of wheat flour shankarpali is darker than maida ones. People who are looking for snacks and sweets using wheat flour must give this a try. You will love it for sure. For healthier options, you can also use jaggery instead of sugar and bake them instead of frying in oil. Ok, lets see how to make Shakkar para with wheat flour.

Check out my sweet maida biscuits and spicy diamond cuts too.
Shankarpali with wheat flour

Shakkarpara Recipe Using wheat flour - Wheat flour shankarpali


Shakkarpara Recipe Using wheat flour - Wheat flour shankarpali

Shakkarpara Recipe Using wheat flour - Wheat flour shankarpali



Cuisine: North Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: -
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes



INGREDIENTS

1 cup = 250 ml
  • Wheat flour / Atta - 1 cup
  • Semolina / Sooji / Rava - 1 tbsp ( fine or coarse)
  • Melted ghee - 2 tbsp
  • Sugar - 1/4 cup
  • Water - 1/4 cup (adjust upto 1/3 cup)
  • Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Cooking oil - to deep fry

HOW TO MAKE SHAKKARPARA

  1. To make Shakkarpara, heat sugar and water in a kadai.
  2. After the sugar is melted, switch off the flame.
  3. Add ghee, cardamom powder and set aside to cool.
  4. Add wheat flour, sooji, a pinch of salt and make a non-sticky dough.
  5. Roll to a thick chapathi and cut into squares.
  6. Heat oil to deep fry. Drop a batch of Shakkarpara and deep fry till golden in medium flame.
  7. After the bubbles cease, remove the Shakkarpara and cool down to become crunchy.
  8. Store in a box and enjoy for a week.

SHAKKARPARA WITH WHEAT FLOUR - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

  • In a kadai, take sugar and add water, ghee. Heat and melt the sugar. No need to bring any consistency. Switch off the flame. Add cardamom powder. Mix well.
  • Shakkarpara with wheat flour
  • Let the sugar water cool down completely. Add wheat flour, semolina / sooji, a pinch of salt and mix well.
  • Shakkarpara with wheat flour
  • Knead to a smooth, non sticky dough. Roll into thick 1 inch chapathi and trim the cracked edges. Cut into small squares using a knife or a pizza cutter.

  • Finish the entire dough by making shapes. Collect them in a bowl.
  • Shakkarpara with wheat flour
  • Heat oil to deep fry. Drop a pinch of dough. If it rises to the top immediately, oil temperature is correct.  Fry the Shakkarpara in batches in low to medium flame till bubbles cease completely. As soon as you put the shakkarpara in oil, do not disturb it for a minute. It will break it you touch it now. Let it cook in low flame. Then flip and toss it gently. Toss it whenever needed for uniform color.
  • Shakkarpara with wheat flour
  • Color of wheat flour shankarpali would be darker than maida ones. So do not panic. Try to cook in low flame patiently by tossing it regularly. It helps to get nice golden color as shown in the pictures. But remember to remove them only after the bubbles cease. Remove them in a tissue paper. It tastes soft when hot. But it becomes crunchy once it cools down completely.
  • Deep fry all the Shakkarpara in batches. Cool down and store in a box. It stays good for one week to 10 days. Enjoy !

Note

  • You can add sugar and water up to 1/3 cup based on the quality of wheat flour because some flour takes more water while kneading the dough.
  • Deep fry shakkarpara only in low to medium flame else the outer layer darkens soon without cooking inside. So the next day it will become soggy and soft.
  • Similarly deep fry all the batches properly. Even if one batch is not fried well, it will spoil the entire sweet. So please fry them patiently.

Try this yummy shakkarpara with wheat flour, you will love it !
wheat flour shakkarpara


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