Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Malai Besani Paratha (Cream stuffed bread)

Malai Besani Paratha (Cream and gram flour stuffed bread)

Childhood memories are always close to our heart. My mom used to serve this paratha to me and my sister during winters and monsoon. I used to relish it a lot. I am trying to pass on this tradition as this is considered to be a rich diet for growing age and growing bones. Hope your kids will also love it...




Preparation Time : 15 Min

Cooking Time : 10 Min

Ingredients :



For Dough :

  • 2 Cup Atta (wheat flour)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ajwain seeds
  • Water as required for dough
For Stuffing :
  • 11/2 Tablespoon fresh cream (you can use Amul fresh cream also)
  • 2 Tablespoon besan (gram flour)
  • 1 Medium size chopped onion
  • 1 Teaspoon chopped green chillies
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped coriander 
  • Red chilly powder according to taste
  • Salt according to taste
  • 2 Tablespoon desi ghee for cooking
Procedure :
  • For dough : In a bowl take atta along with salt and ajwain seeds mix it well. Now add water as required and knead the dough nicely till it is properly done. Keep it aside for 20 to 30 minutes



  • For stuffing : Take another bowl add fresh cream, besan, chopped onions, green chillies, coriander, salt, chilly powder and mix it well. You will get a nice mixture but make sure that your mixture is not too loose. If it is loose add besan otherwise you will have problem in preparing parantha





  • Divide the atta dough into 6 equal portions. Take one ball flatten it apply some ghee to it.

  • Place a little stuffing mixture in the centre and bring the edges together to form a ball as shown in picture


  • Now with the help of rolling pin flatten it 

  • Heat tawa, place paratha over it, after 30 seconds turn it over and spread some ghee around it. Turn over again and spread some more ghee on the other side of paratha. Cook till both sides are well cooked




  • Serve it hot with fresh curd and pickles of your choice




Tips : cook paratha on medium flame so that it is crispy from outside and properly cooked from inside

Friday, 19 August 2016

Watermelon Pops

Watermelon Pops

Kids are normally attracted towards fruit candies and demand often.  Here is an alternative more nutritious and hygeinic to satisfy them. Not only for kids this is an excellent option than sweets after sumptuous dinner for your family or guests.




Preparation Time : 5 Min

Cooking Time : 0 Min

Freezing Time : 3 - 4 Hours

Ingredients



  • Watermelon sliced (remove the seeds)
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • Few mint leaves chopped
  • Pinch of black salt
  • Few bamboo sticks
Procedure :
  • Take water melon wash it and cut it into slices ( any shape what ever you like)



  • In a bowl take honey, lemon juice, chopped mint leaves along with a pinch of black salt mix it well




  • Take water melon slice.With the help of brush apply this mixture on water melon slice 




  • Now keep this in freezer for 3 to 4 hours or till it is properly freezed

  • Enjoy .... 




Sunday, 14 August 2016

Dry Fruit Chikki with Coconut Sugar

Dry Fruit Chikki with Coconut Sugar

Plattershare in association with GoIndiaOrganic has given me an opportunity to use Coconut Sugar, though I never used this product earlier in my recipe. However I took this as challenge and when I read more about this I came to know this sugar is extracted from Coconut Flower sap.

This is natural and contains nutrients like iron, zinc and calcium though less in quantity. Further GI i.e. Glycemic Index is low at 35 which means absorption of sugar in blood is slow. However sugar is not a very healthy option even coconut sugar is no exception.

I prepared Dry Fruit Chikki for my kid and even you can try this simple, easy but yummy dish for your brother or sister on the occasion of Rakshabandhan day...



Preparation Time : 10 Min

Cooking Time : 10 Min

Reacting Time : 1 hour

Ingredients :


  • 1 /2 Cup Almonds
  • 1/2 Cup Cashew-nuts
  • 2 Tablespoon green Pistachio 
  • 2 Tablespoon Raisin
  • 2 Tablespoon dried rose petals
  • 1 Tablespoon pure ghee
  • Few Saffron strands dissolve in 1/2 tablespoon water (Optional)
  • 1 Cup Organic Coconut Sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon Honey (optional)
  • 1 Sheet butter paper


Procedure :
  • In a pan add few drops of pure ghee along with almonds, now roast this for 2 minutes on slow flame or till almonds are roasted properly


  • Now add Cashew-nuts to this and roast it. Once it is done add pistachio to this 



  • Now add raisin and rose petals and switch off the flame


  • keep it side for 10 minutes. Take a zip pouch transfer dry fruit mixture in it and crush the dry fruit with rolling pin ... make are that dry fruit should not be over crushed





  • Take a pan, add ghee to it now add coconut sugar and honey stir it continuously till the sugar gets melted. Now add Saffron strands to this and cook the sugar syrup till it is properly caramelised. Be careful that sugar should not be over cooked






  • Now add dry fruit mixture to this syrup and mix it well 


  • in a dish place butter papper sheet and pour the mixture in it as shown in picture. Sprinkle some rose petals on this and keep aside for 1 hour




  • Once the chikki is set properly, cut it into bar or small pieces of your choice and serve this




Tips :
  • You can add any other dry fruit of your choice
  • Honey is optional if you want that your chiki should be little bit soft add honey or to have crunchy chikki then avoid honey