Monday, April 25, 2011

Daal Palak


Today I m short of words don’t know y though lets get on to topic directly today…. Here is a simple side dish with dal and palak.

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Ingredients:
• ¼ cup Masoor dal
• 2 bunches of Spinach (palak)
• 2 Tomatoes (cut into small pieces)
• 2 Onions (chopped)
• 1½ tsp Ginger-Chili Paste
• 1 tbsp Mustard Oil
• Salt (to taste)
• ½ tsp Cumin Seeds
How to make Dal Palak:
Chop the palak into fine pieces and cook with sufficient quantity of water.
Wash dal and cook it with turmeric powder in a pressure cooker.
Heat oil in a frying pan and add few cumin seeds.
Allow spluttering, add onions and fry till they become golden brown.
Add ginger-chili paste to it and again fry for a minute.
Mix tomatoes and cook for 3-4 minutes.
When tomatoes are cooked, add palak and cooked dal. Now add a little water and salt. Boil the mixture for a few minutes.
Remove from heat.

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This is a very easy and simple dish…
Enjoy making 

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Kesar Peda

Hello Folks!!!!
How are all doing???  My angel is doing good and m enjoying each and every second of motherhood…and still in mom’s place enjoying her food J….. this means I cook once in a blue moon ;) So m  sure I don’t need to make reasons y m not here…. :P Manya keeps me busy all the time….
I have decided to peek into blogs atleast once in a while….
This time the post is to celebrate again J
So here is a Sweet Again dedicated to my Brother Sudarshan…. After all the struggle he got what he wanted :D

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Kesar Peda:
Recipe source : Amma
Ingredients: 
1 liter - milk Or 200 g - mawa (khoya)
100 g - sugar
� tsp - cardamom powder
few strands of saffron

Method
·        Boil the milk and start stirring from the very beginning to make thick mawa
·        When the mawa thickens add sugar. .(If u use ready mawa then skip this procedure)
·        When the sugar is added the mawa will slightly loosen. Hence heat on a low flame.
When sufficiently thick add cardamom powder, and paste of saffron.( Tip To Make Saffron Paste:   Soak a few strands of saffron in a tbsp. of water or milk for about 5 minutes.Grind with a metal or stone pestle..)
·        Mix well and allow it to cool down.
·        Knead (rub) the mawa well.
·        Form pedas.


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Friday, April 8, 2011

Our Princess has Arrived- Lets Celebrate with Phool Makhana Kheer


Hey folks all who were wondering about m disappearance here is waiting a sweet news… Our Dream Girl has arrived on the 3rd of February and we have named her Manya.  Our lives have changed forever and I am are currently enjoying the task of motherhood.

For the Kheer we Need:
100gms white Makhanas(Lotus Seeds)
1 tsp ghee
5 cups milk
4 tbsp sugar or as desired
1 tbsp shredded almonds
1 tbsp grated pistachios
1 tsp green cardamom seeds (crushed)

How to make kheer:
  • Cut makhanas into halves and put it in a saucepan along with ghee.
  • Fry over a low heat for about 5 minutes.
  • Add milk and sugar and stir well.
  • Leave to simmer for about 1 hour, until milk reduces to half and of a creamy consistency.
  • During this period stir from time to time so that milk does not sticks to the bottom of pan.
  • Now add almonds and pistachios and leave for further 10 minutes
  • Sprinkle crushed cardamom.
  • Serve the makhana kheer hot or cold, as desired.



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