Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Masala Milk

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1)one and half glass Milk
2)1 tbsp Milk cream(malai)
3)2 tsp unsalted pistachio coarse pwd
4)one small pinch saffron soaked in 1 tbsp milk
5)2 tsp cashewnuts coarse pwd
6)Blanched and grinded 5 Almonds
7)1/4 tsp cardamom seed powder
8)Sugar to taste

Mix all the ingredients in Milk and heat the milk in heavy bottomed pan and also stir it continously and reduce the milk to one glass, and top it with milk cream, It can be had hot in winters and cold in summers,

Friday, March 5, 2010

Keri kee Laungee

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3 unripe mangoes(keri),
2tbsp Mustard oil,
little jeera and mustard seeds both optional,
1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds,
2 tsp fennel seeds,
1/4 tsp onion seeds(kalongi),
1 teaspoon corriander powder,
1/4 tsp redchilli powder,and two green chillies chopped,,
1/2 tsp turmeric powder,
salt to taste,
Sugar-1/4cup to 1/2 cup(as per taste), when raw mangoes are much sour then 1/2 cup or else 1/4 cup.

Method- Wash the keri, cut lengthways into quarters and remove seeds,
Heat oil in pressure cooker to smoking point, first add fenugreek seeds, when they change colour add all the remaining spices and mix well,
then add kairee and saute for 2 mins, add sugar and 1/4 cup water, cook for one whistle and open immediately, if there is water inside evaporate little and set aside to cool!!

I generally do not follow a recipe by exact measurements, but i have tried giving measurements, but u can alter as per your taste , and it generally tastes Sweet and sour when done!
can store for 3-4 days also!! Its eaten like an Accompaniment!!
For healthier version.... u can replace sugar by Jaggery!!

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Holi Haar

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This Is HoliHaar, My mom generally makes this on the day of holi..(its a tradition thing she says) for all of us, its fun to eat, sometimes she makes it out of candies, chocolates,dryfruits, etc etc, all edible stuff.......because it is meant to be worn and eaten on the day of Holi!!
This time i made it for my DH... i made a Dry fruit holi haar ...i used kishmish,dried figs, cashewnuts, almonds, Makhane ..........
Its Fun .......Do try for your Kids and Husband...... A nice Surprise it wuld be... i Guess though!!!

Mawa Peda

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Everytime i make mawa Peda i try and click it!!!
I am posting here my MOM`s recipe for Mawa Peda..........This is how she makes it,.... and i have also started making it the same way.....
In this recipe the Mawa/Khoya is made at home ., Since we do not like the store bought Mawa.... which most of the time is little sour!!!

Khoya/Mawa is a milk product which is used in most of the Indian Sweets. This is made by reducing the milk on slow heat while stirring the milk all the time, until it reduces to a solid form.

When I used Buffalo milk the khoa came out white and creamish and even the pedas .

when used cow milk the khoa was brownish and so were the pedas......

Ingredients -
1)2 litre full cream milk
2)A heavy bottomed pan.
3) 150 gms powdered sugar( this is what i used...you can use as per your taste)
4) 1 tsp cardamom seeds powder
5)Chironji one for each peda

1)Bring milk to boil in a heavy bottomed pan. Reduce flame to medium and stir. Keep stirring very frequently, especially towards the end, when milk has become thick. You must not let it catch at the bottom, or it will burn. Be Very careful..STirring must be done continuosly!!!

2)When the milk is almost solid, quite thick, turn the heat off and allow to cool. It will solidify a little more as it cools.

3)Mawa/ Khoya is ready Now..... The whole process of reducing milk takes 45 mins atleast

4)Two litre full cream milk will make approximately 250 gm. mawa, depending upon the thickness of the milk.

5) Now take the Mawa in a pan and mash it, stir it for 2-5 minutes until soft,

6)Add 2 tbs. sugar powder and continue stirring,till it becomes thick and slightly brown.

7)Adding sugar while the Mawa is still in pan...gives little brownish colour to mawa

8) switch of the flame and cool the Mawa

9) Now add rest of the sugar powder..and mix it well in the mawa, with your hands

10)Now start rolling small portions of mawa into pedas

11) Decorate each peda with chironji ( or dryfruits of your choice)

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