recipes from my kitchen to yours..

Shahi Tukda February 6, 2009

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Shahi tukda sounds like authentic royal moughal dish right, Ofcourse it is.  I made this for the first time and touch wood It came out delicious. Believe me it was totally finished in a day. It ‘s neither simple or complex, takes a little patience and the result of the wait some mouth smacking dish.

Ingredients:

Bread (you can take anything like whole bread milk bread) – 1 whole packet ( 20-25 slices)

Milk – 1/2 litre (1/2 milk can)

nuts – cashew nuts, pista, badam, walnuts (other nuts of your choice)

sugar – 1 – 2 cups (adjust according to taste)

ghee – 1/2 tbs

vanilla essence – 1 tbs

condensed milk –  3-5 tbs (adjust according to taste).

Method:

1. In a large sauce pan (should n’t be too shallow)  add the milk and let it boil for about 45 minutes to 1 hour on a low-medium heat. ( stir occasionally)(The milk should should form like ribbons when toss, kind of semi solid texture which some thickness)

(add sugar ,vanilla essence and condensed milk after 30 minutes  before you turn of the stove)

2. Cut the bread into large or small triangles without the edges.

3. Now fry the bread both the sides occasionally using some ghee.

4. After the milk is totally boiled and done set it aside for awhile.

5. Now on a large tray place the breads one on one as layers of 2-3 and spread the milk over it.

6. Now sprinkle all the nuts and refrigerate for about 1 hour and serve.

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Rava Laddu November 26, 2008

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Ingredients:

1. Sooji/upma rava – 2 cups

2. Sugar – 2 cups

3. Cardamon – 2

4. cashew nuts –  1/2 cup

5. Raisins – 1/3 cup

6. Ghee- 2 tsp

7. Milk – 1/2 cup

Method:

1. In a wide pan add 2 tsp oil, cashew nuts,raisins and cardamon ( fry them until all turn golden brown)

2. Now add rava and fry for about 5 mins ( *Don’t burn the bottom*)

3. Now add sugar ( mix well) and roast again for about 5minutes.

4. I have some *variations* here.

-you can add lot of water/milk and make halwa (Kind of paste)

– You can just make dry laddus.

5. I have added 1/2 cup milk , let it boil for 2-3 minutes and set it aside to cool for about 10-15 minutes.

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Raagi Halwa

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Does it look like chocolate or fudge cake?? No its not! Its the yummy healthy Raagi halwa..Ain’t this one attractive! And oh ya! definitely healthy. A rich source of Protein, Calcium and Iron. ( I still drink the yummy raagi malt every morning )

Ingredients:

1. Raagi flour – 2 cups

2. Sugar – 3 cups

3. Cashew nuts -15

4. Almonds – 15

5. Raisins – 15

6. Ghee – 1 tsp

7. Milk – 1 1/2 cup

8. Cardamon – 1

Method:

1. In a wide sauce pan add ghee cashew nuts, Raisins, Cardamon, Almonds and fry until they are golden brown.

2. Now add the raagi flour and fry for about 5 minutes.

3.  Add sugar and milk to the mixtures and keep stirring continuously make sure there are no lumps if needed add some more milk. Let it boil for about 10-15 minutes.

4. Let it cool down for a while and serve.

(** You can mold in what ever shape you want.. I spread the whole paste on to a plate and mold it into a cake..sprinkling sugar on the top**)

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A fruity delight!( fruit custard) November 4, 2008

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Ingredients:

Custard powder-2 tbsp

milk- 500 ml.

sugar – 50 g

honey – 2 tbsp (optional)

nuts -of your choice (optional)

fruits -of your choice.

Method:

1. I used the regular vanilla custard powder.

2. Take 2 tbsp of the custard powder into a bowl.

3. Add 1/4 ml milk of 500 ml to make a smooth paste (*mix really well *).

4. Boil the remaining milk with 50g sugar (*cook on low flame*).

5. when the milk is boiled add the paste and stir continuously (* This is the most important part ..take care of lumps and don’t burn the bottom at all *).

6. Let it boil for 5 minutes. (**Keep stirring**)

7. When done let it cool down before you put it in the refrigerator.

8. Add some chopped nuts, honey, and fruits of your choice before serving.

 

Boondi ladoo October 10, 2008

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Boondi ladoos

I wanted make something different for this Dassera (from the routine Payasam,halwa and stuff)..So I gave my hands a little work.I made boondi ladoos. This is the first time I made them, believe me they came really well.

So here is the recipe.

Source: My grandmother

Ingredients:

(This recipe makes 10 ladoos)

1. Besan/gram flour/sanagapindi – 1 cup

2. sugar – 1 1/2 cup

3. Oil to deep fry

4. Cashew nuts -1tbsp

5. Cardamon –  5 pieces

6.Water- As required

For the sugar syrup:

Add one galss of  water and 1 1/2 cupsugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil on medium-high heat.(stir continuously making sure there are no lumps), you are done with the sugar syrup when the texture is “half thread”

Now  for the boondi.

  1. Mix the gram flour with water to make a smooth batter (something like dosa batter)
  2. Now in a pan put some oil on medium heat.
  3. Hold the skimmer above the oil over the center of the frying pan with one hand. With your other hand pour some of the batter onto the skimmer. (make sure you don’t hold it too high above the oil)
  4. Fry them until they turn golden orange in color.
  5. Put the boondi directly into the sugar syrup. (This will allow them to soak in the sugar syrup for a while)
  6. Repeat the process until you are done with all the batter and also when you feel the sugar syrup is full of this boondi mixture.
  7. When all done leave the mixture in the syrup for a while. At this point add some crushed cardamon seeds and cashew nuts to the sugar syrup
  8. Now slowly start making round  ladoos.
  9. And your are done!

Happy dasserra once again

Enjoy!