STRAWBERRY PUDDING

STRAWBERRY PUDDING

INGREDIENTS

4cups full fat milk

2 tbsp. yogurt

3/4 tin Condensed Milk

1 tsp. Rose water

6 fresh strawberries

2 tbsp. Pistachio nuts, coarsely powdered

6 small glasses for setting the pudding

METHOD-                                                                                                         

Boil the milk in a heavy bottomed pan. Add yogurt to the boiled milk and stir continuously till the milk becomes grainy or curdle. Remove the excess water and add Condensed milk. Cook till most of the moisture evaporates and a solid mass remains. Add rose water and pistachio nuts. Cook for five or ten minutes longer till the mixture thickens again. Pour this mixture into the glasses and level the surface. Sprinkle the sliced pistachios on top. Garnish with sliced strawberries. Leave to set for a 1-2 hours in the fridge. When completely set, Serve.

ALMOND PEANUT SQUARES

ALMOND PEANUT SQUARES

INGREDIENTS:

1cup Almond powder

2 ½ cups Peanuts

2cups sugar, powdered

3/4cup milk

2tbsp. Clarified Butter

1/2tsp. Cardamom powder

2 Silver foils for garnishing

METHOD:

Heat a fry pan and roast the peanuts. Cool and peel the skin off the roasted nuts. Grind them to powder in a mixer. Heat a nonstick pan. Put clarified butter, powdered nut and almond powder into it. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes. Mix milk, sugar and cardamom powder into it. Stir well to blend the mixture to a sticky consistency. Grease a plate. Pour the mixture in it. Make smooth and level. When cooled, cut with sharp knife in square shapes. Garnish with silver foils.

 

DELICIOUS COCONUT BALLS

DELICIOUS COCONUT BALLS
This is very delicious treat, kids will love it.Here is  my fuss free recipe of Delicious Coconut Balls.Have a tasty treat.

INGREDIENTS
2 cups fresh Coconut, grated

1cup sugar

1/2 cup milk

1tbsp. Clarified butter

2 tbsp. Rose water

1tsp. Cardamom powder

1tsp. powdered Pistachio nuts

 METHOD-

1-      Heat a pan & mix sugar, milk, rosewater to make sticky sugar syrup on low flame. Cook till it is become thick consistency.

2-      Heat a thick bottom pan and cook grated coconut with clarified butter, Keep stirring the coconut. Just cook for 4-5 minutes till its dry little.

3-       Mix it with sugar syrup till it become sticky and leaving the sides of pan. Remove from fire and let it cool a little. Mix the cardamom powder.

4-      Wet your hands, take about 1 tablespoon of the coconut mixture in the hand and make balls out of it. Total mixture should make about 8-10 balls. Garnish with pistachio nut powder.

 

 

PANCHAMRIT –

PANCHAMRIT

All religious functions (Hindu Puja) are incomplete without the Panchamrit & Prasad.   It is made of five ingredientshoney, sugar, milk, yogurt, and ghee.  “Panchamrit” is also called as “Charnamrit”because it is being used for bathe the God’s deity. Tulsi (Basil) leaves and dry fruits are also added in Panchamrita, because Tulsi leaves are considered as holy leaves. These five ingredients are known as: Milk is for the blessing of purity and piousness.

Yogurt is for prosperity and progeny.

Honey is for sweet speech.

Ghee is for victory.

Sugar is for happiness.

Water is for purity.

INGREDIENTS:

4 cups Fresh Milk

1cup yogurt

2tbsp. Ghee

2tbsp. Honey

4tbsp. Sugar or to taste

4tbsp. Chopped dry fruits

3-4 basil leaves

METHOD:

Mix everything in a bowl. Serve chilled, otherwise milk will curdle soon.

 

 

ORGANIC QUINOA SALAD WITH ORANGE & GRILLED CHEESE TRIANGLES-

ORGANIC QUINOA SALAD WITH ORANGE & GRILLED CHEESE TRIANGLES-

INGREDIENTS:

1cup cooked Quinoa

1/2cup Orange, cleaned & cubed

1 small Tomato, Chopped

1 green chili, finely chopped

Salt to taste

1tbsp. Orange juice

1/2cup Cottage cheese, cuts into small triangles

1tbsp.Olive Oil

1tsp. Chat Masala Optional

METHOD:

Heat pan and smear with oil, grill cottage cheese till light brown. Take all the ingredients in the Bowl and toss. Add grilled cheese triangles and serve fresh.

 

WHOLE WHEAT COOKIES

WHOLE WHEAT COOKIES

This is very tender and mouth melting cookie. 2 dozen cookies can be made by this quantity of ingredients.

INGREDIENTS:

1cup Butter, softened

1cup powdered Sugar

2tsp Vanilla

1cup Whole Wheat Flour

3/4cup all-purpose flour

1/4tsp. Salt

1tbsp. Raspberry Jam

METHOD:

Pre heat Oven to 190 degree Celsius. Mix butter, powdered sugar and vanilla in large bowl. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed. Mix flour & salt. Make small balls of the dough & press with light pressure. Cut with flower shape cookie cutter. Press with finger in the center of the cookie and fill it with small drop of jam.

Arrange all the cookies on ungreased cookie sheets with the gap of two inches. Bake 12 to 14 minutes. Cool 2 to 3 minutes, remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely and store.

QUINOA PILAF WITH TOMATO & CARROT

QUINOA PILAF WITH TOMATO & CARROT-

Quinoa is an ancient grain that has grown in South American for over 5000 years. This actually considered very sacred and  mother grain of all the seeds.It is actually a “seed” that comes in a variety of colors, the most popular being white and red. Quinoa contains many nutrients, including high amounts of fiber, iron, phosphorous, and protein. It actually contains 5 grams of protein per 1/4 cup (dry) serving. It tastes great both cooked and sprouted and is naturally gluten-free!

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup dry quinoa washed & soaked

1 large ripe tomato chopped

1/2 large carrot, cubed & blanched

1/2 yellow or orange pepper chopped

1/2cup Boiled peas

1tbsp. Pine nuts

1/4 cup fresh coriander, chopped

1 tbsp. olive oil

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/2tsp lime juice

METHOD:

Heat 1&1/4 cups water and cook Quinoa for 10- 12 minutes.

Heat oil in the pan adds pine nuts and chopped tomatoes, sauté. Add pepper, carrot & peas and cook for 2 minutes. Mix cooked quinoa and salt. Fold it gently. Remove and add fresh coriander & lime juice.