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Friday, September 21, 2018

Torai chilke ki Sabji / तोरई के छिलके की सब्जी

Preparation time :- 10 minutes
Cooking time :- 10 minutes
Serves  :- 2

My family & I love the cooked peels of green vegetables such as bottle gourd, pumpkin, ridge gourd, etc. The peels of bottle gourd and pumpkin is usually hard in nature yet taste delicious once cooked. The peels of ridge gourd is soft in nature which is why they get cooked quickly and easily. These peels can be cooked with various ingredients and methods & here I'm sharing with you a simple method using minimal spices to cook a delicious meal of peels of ridge gourd. The peels of these vegetables are not only delicious but also healthy once cooked. However, from seed stage to harvesting and till they reach your kitchen, vegetables now days get treated with various chemicals, this please ensure to wash the peels properly with warm water before cooking.

Ingredients :-

  • 2 cup Ridge gourd peels/ torai ke chilke 
  • 1 tbsp chopped onion 
  • 1 tsp chopped green chili 
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic 
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 
  • 1 tsp Red chili powder 
  • Salt as per taste 
  • 1 tsp dry mango powder 
  • 1/2 tsp fennel powder 
  • A pinch of heeng
  • 1 tbsp oil 

Method :-

  • Peel the Ridge gourd and wash the peels properly in running water. 
  • Cut them and keep aside. 
  • Heat oil in a pan add cumin seeds let them crackle. 
  • Now add garlic stir two minutes,  add green chili, heeng and onion saute till translucent. 
  • Add turmeric powder,  red chili powder mix well,  add chopped peel mix well with spices, 
  • Lower the heat cover and cook for 5 minutes. 
  • Open the lid add salt,  mango powder and fennel powder stir and mix it well. 
  • Increase the heat and cook for 2-3 minutes. 
  • Switch off the gas. 
  • Serve hot with chapati,  paratha or dal chawal. 

Note :-

  • Do not cut the peel too thick.
  • Wash properly.
  • You can add lemon juice instead of mango powder. 
  • Add spices as per your taste. 

Monday, July 23, 2018

Angoori kofta curry

These shallow fried koftas prepared with the mixture of bottle guard, paneer and spinach, served with creamy and rich gravy.
Because it is not deep fried, it maintains its greenish color which is why it is also called angoori kofta curry.
I had seen this recipe on a TV channel. It was a dish of early Royals kitchen. Even though this recipe requires very few ingredients and cooking time how ever in today's time it is very rare to see this dish being prepared any where.
I believe this is the reason why this dish is considered as a lost recipes.
It is an excellent dish to be serve in parties, even when it is creamy and rich in texture.
When I saw the dish on TV, I fell in love with its looks, texture and nature, this is why I chose to cook it.
My family loved the taste and ended up liking their fingers.

Presentation time :- 25 minutes
Cooking time :- 30 minutes.
Serves :- 4
Ingredients :-

For kofta:-

  • 2 cup grated bottle guard
  • 1 cup grated paneer
  • 1 cup spinach puree
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1tbsp mawa
  • 1tbsp chopped  green chili
  • 1tbsp chopped ginger
  • 2 tbsp chopped onion
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper powder
  • Whole pistachio for filling
  • 2 tbsp roasted chana powder 
  • Ghee for shallow frying+ 1tbsp

For gravy :-

  • 2 tbsp Boiled onion puree
  • 1/2 cup boiled tomato puree 
  • 1tbsp ginger, garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds 
  • 1 tbsp melon seeds
  • 8 no.  Cashew nuts
  • 1/2 tsp yellow Chili powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • Salt to taste 
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp  green cardamom powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
  • 2 tbsp Ghee

Recipe procedure :-

Soak poppy seeds, melon seeds and cashew nuts in Luke warm water for 1/2 hour and blend them into a fine paste keep aside.
Heat ghee in a pan add cumin let them crackle. Add green chili, ginger and onion and saute it for a while.
Now add bottle guard, paneer and spinach puree stir and mix it well. Add mawa .
Fry 2-3 minutes add salt, white pepper powder and chana powder mix and cook the mixture till all the moisture evaporates.
Now divide the mixture into equal small portion.
 Grease your hands and Make kofta fill with whole pistachio and shallow fry them on medium hot heat.
Heat ghee in a pan add cumin, green cardamom as they change the color add  onion puree fry till light golden.
Now add dry spices and tomato puree, stir and cook the spices till oil separates.
Add nuts paste mix well and add 1 cup water simmer and cook for 5 minutes.
Add garam masala powder and switch off the gas.
Transfer the gravy in a serving bowl put the koftas.
Serve hot with chapati or Partha.

Note :-
You can add some whipped curd instead of tomato puree.
As per choice you can garnish with some fresh cream.
Do not deep fry the koftas.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Mango Rabdi/Rabri

Rabdi/Rabri is a thickened milk recipe.  For sweetness you can add jaggry or sugar-free powder or honey besides sugar.  It is flavored with cardamom powder, saffron and chopped nuts as per your choice.
Some people make rabri using fresh fruit juice or pulp like figs,  dates and pineapple,  however I feel the best fruit that goes well with rabri is mango.
Adding a little mango pulp gives it a distinct and amazing taste. Here I am sharing with you the recipe for mango rabri.

Presentation time :-05 minutes
Cooking time :- 45/50 minutes
Serves :-  4
Type :- Dessert

Ingredients :-

  • 2 liter full cream milk
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup mango puree
  • 1tsp cardamom powder
  • 6 saffron threads
  • Chopped nuts


Boil the milk in a heavy bottom pan, after a boil reduce the heat and cook until it is reduced to 1/3 of its actual quantity. Stir constantly to avoid burning of the milk.
Add sugar, saffron threads and chopped nuts, reserve some nuts for garnishing.
Cook for 5 to 8 minutes more,
 switch off the gas .
Transfer to a bowl and cool it.
Once it reaches room temperature add mango puree and mix it well.
Refrigerate for 2 hours.
Serve chilled.

Note :-
You can add honey or jaggry.
You can serve with Malpua, jalebi or imiriti.
You can use it for shahi tukda also.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Onion bhajiya/ pyaz ke pakode/ pakora

Pakora also known as pakoda or bhajiya, is a fried snack which is made with gram flour, vegetable and flavored with spices.
Monsoon's season is just another reason to enjoy tea and pakora in the cool breeze while enjoying the rain. More often than not pakoras are made of onions, however we can also prepare them using cauliflower, potato or any other vegi of our choice.

Preparation time :-20minutes
Cooking time :-15minutes
Serves :- 6

Ingredients :-

  • 4 thinly sliced onions
  • 1tbsp salt
  • 1/1/2 cup gram flour
  • 2tbsp rice flour
  • 1tbsp red chili powder
  • 2tsp dry mango powder
  • 1tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda 
  • 1 tbsp chopped green chili
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1tsp cumin seeds
  • Oil for frying
  • Green chutney for serving

Method -
Mix salt and onion and leave it for 10 minutes .
Dry roast the coriander seeds and cumin seeds, coarsely grind them.
Now mix all the ingredients together except oil.
Make a pouring consistency batter. Add water if the batter looks too thick.
Heat oil and make pakora fry until golden and crisp, dish them out on an absorbent paper.
Serve hot with chutney and a cup of tea or coffee .

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Kathal Haleem/ Veg Haleem

Haleem is a very delightful dish.  Usually haleem is prepared with lentil, broken wheat and meat or chicken. During Ramadan mostly cooked in Muslim's house. Some people add dry fruits also. Haleem flavored with lots of whole garam masala and ghee cooked over a very low heat for long time.
Haleem is a complete meal in itself.
Here I presented to you a veg version of Haleem, Cooked with Jack fruit. It turned out to be  delicious, smooth and creamy haleem.

Preparation time :- 2 hours for soaking
Cooking time :- 2/1/2 hours
Serves :- 4

Ingredients :-

  • Broken wheat 1 cup
  • Lal masoor dal 1/2 cup
  • Dhuli moong dal 1/2 cup
  • Chana dal 1/2 cup
  • Kathal 1/2 kg
  • Salt to taste
  • Whole black pepper 1tbsp
  • Black cardamom 1
  • Cinnamon 2 stick
  • Kebab chini 1tbsp
  • Patthar ke phool 1/2 tbsp
  • Pan ki jad 1/4 small piece
  • Clove 4
  • Bay leaves 1
  • Red chili powder 1tsp
  • Sliced onions 4 cup
  • Ginger, garlic paste 2tbsp
  • Deshi ghee 2 cup
  • Chopped mint 1 tbsp
  • Chopped coriander 1tbsp
  • Lemon juice 1tbsp
  • Curd 2tbsp
  • For garnish :-
  • Coriander leaves
  • Fried onion
  • Lemon slice
  • Green chili
  • Ghee

Method :-
Wash and soak dal and daliya separately for 2 hours.
Peel, wash and cut the kathal  into small pieces, marinade with curd, salt and lemon juice keep aside for 1/2 hour.
Heat 1 cup ghee and fry the kathal light golden.
Now heat more ghee in the same pan and fry the onion till golden and crisp. Keep out them on absorbent paper.
Boil 4 glass water with all the whole spices and salt.
Drain and reserve it.
Heat 1tbsp ghee add roast the dal and daliya together for couple of minutes.  Switch off the gas and coarsely grind them.
Now put dal mixture and kathal in a pan.
Add salt, red chili powder, fried onion, ginger garlic paste
and  water lower the heat and cook until the mixture gets mashy.
Add lemon juice, chopped coriander, mint leaves  and ghee mix it well and cook.
When all the mixture gets thickened switch off the gas.
Garnish with coriander leaves, lemon slice, green chili and ghee.
Serve hot .

You can also add some fried dry fruits.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Mango Fruity/ मैंगो फ्रूटी

Summers are best enjoyed with refreshing and chilled beverages and we usually go for the readily available package juices or shakes. We fill our fridges with such beverages so as to make sure we can quench the thirst of our guests. As we all are aware that package juices are not as healthy as the fresh juice, then why not learn a quick and simple way of making fresh juice at home and enjoy great health. Here I am sharing with you my DIY Fresh Mango Fruity recipe to quench your thirst without compromising on health, this summer.

गर्मियों के आते ही कुछ ठंडा और तरावट दे सकने वाले शरबत मन को बहुत भाते हैं और अधिकतर हम बाजार में उपलब्ध टेट्रा पैक जूस या फिर शरबत लेकर घर में रखते हैं ताकि मेहमान के आने पर या फिर खुद ही जब बाहर से आये तो उनसे प्यास बुझा सकें, पर यह सभी जानते हैं की टेट्रा पैक शरबत या जूस सेहत के लिए बहुत अच्छे नहीं होते तो क्यों न इस तरह के जूस घर पर ही बनाये जाएँ जो सस्ते तो पड़ते ही हैं साथ ही सेहत से भी भरपूर होते हैं।
बिना किसी प्रेसेर्वटिव्स के मिलाये तैयार करते हैं मैंगो फ्रूटी, इसमें कुछ अधिक नहीं करना होता है न ही अधिक सामिग्री की आवश्यकता, आप घर पर आसानी से बना सकते है।

preparation time:- 10 minutes
Cooking time:- 20 minutes
serves:- 12 glass

Ingredients :-

  • 4 ripe mangoes
  • 2 raw mangoes
  • 2 cup sugar
  • For serving:-
  • Lemon juice
  • Black salt
  • Cumin powder
  • Mint leaves for garnishing 

Recipe instructions:-

  • Peel and cut both type of mangoes and place them into a pressure cooker or a heavy bottomed pan with 11/2 cup water, for steaming.
  • Take another pan, add 2 cup water and sugar and boil till the sugar completely dissolves in water.
  • Once the mangoes cool down, blend them to a smooth puree, add sugar syrup to this puree and mix it well.
  • Before serving add lemon juice, cumin powder, black salt and mix. This step is optional.


  • ४ पक्के आम 
  • २ कच्चे आम 
  • २ कप चीनी 
  • परोसने के लिए :-
  • नीबू का रस 
  • काला नमक 
  • जीरा पाउडर 
  • पुदीना पत्ती सजाने के लिए

बनाने की विधि :-

  • सबसे पहले आम को छीलकर काट लें और प्रेशर कूकर में १/१/२ पानी के साथ चढ़ा दें। 
  • दुसरे पैन में २ कप पानी के साथ चीनी को चढ़ा लें और एक उबाल आने दें ताकि चीनी पूरी तरह से घुल जाये। 
  • जैसे ही आम ठंडा हो जाये मिक्सी में चलाकर स्मूथ कर लें और चीनी के घोल में डालें अच्छी तरह से मिला लें. 
  • मिश्रण को ५ मिनट के लिए तेज़ आंच पर उबाल लें और गैस बंद कर दें। 
  • परोसने से पहले काला नमक, जीरा पॉवडर, नीबू का रस और बर्फ के टुकड़े मिलाएं (यह स्टेप इच्छानुसार है)

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Mango Phirni/ आम फिरनी

Phirni is a thick creamy traditional Indian rice pudding made from coarsely grinned rice cooked in milk & flavored with cardamom, saffron along with sugar and nuts. We can make variety of flavors as per choice like mango, strawberry, poppy seeds, apple or thandai.
Mango phirni is easy to make it's delicious .

Preparation time:-20 minutes
Cooking time:- 35 minutes
Serves:- 4

ingredients :-

  • 1/4 cup rice 
  • 1 tsp rice flour 
  • 1/1/2  liter full cream milk
  • 1/2 cup mango puree
  • 1 tbsp. sugar or  as per taste
  • 6 saffron threads 
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts+ for garnish 
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder

Recipe Procedure :-

  • Soak the saffron in 2 tbsp. of warm milk.
  • Rinse the rice and soak for 10 minutes then coarsely grind into mixer grinder.
  • Boil the milk in a heavy bottomed pan and after a boil reduce the heat and add rice paste along with rice flour.
  • Stir very well and lower the heat and cook the mixture  while stirring at intervals so that lumps are not formed .
  • Cook till the mixture gets thickened. Add sugar, nuts, saffron and cardamom powder mix it well and Cook again for 5 minutes.
  • Switch off the gas. Once the phirni cools down, add mango puree and mix well. If you feel phirni is too thick you can add 2 tbsp. of warm milk.
  • Transfer to a bowl, cool and refrigerate it for an hour.
  • Serve chilled.


  • १/४ चावल 
  • १ बड़ा चम्मच चावल का आटा 
  • १/१/२ लीटर फूल क्रीम दूध 
  • १/२ कप आम की प्यूरी 
  • चीनी १ बड़ा चम्मच या स्वादानुसार 
  • ६ केसर के धागे 
  • १/२ कप कटी मेवा + सजाने के लिए 
  • १ छोटा चम्मच इलाइची पाउडर 


  • सबसे पहले केसर को २ बड़े चम्मच दूध में भिगो दें। 
  • चावल धोकर १०  मिनट के लिए भीगो दें फिर पानी निथार कर मिक्सी में दरदरा पीस लें। 
  • दूध के एक भरी तले के बर्तन में चढ़ा दें जैसे ही एक उबाल आ जाये इसमें चावल की पेस्ट और चावल का आटा डालें अच्छी तरह से मिक्स करें ताकि गुलठी न पड़े। 
  • अब आंच को एकदम धीमी कर दें और चलाते हुए तब तक पकाएं जब तक मिश्रण  गाढ़ा न हो जाये और चावल पक न जाएं। 
  • अब इसमें चीनी, मेवा और इलाइची पाउडर मिलाएं अच्छी तरह से मिला कर ५ मिनट और पका लें और गैस बंद कर दें। 
  • एक बार फिरनी ठंडी हो जाये तब इसमें आम की प्यूरी को अच्छी तरह से मिला दें, अगर आपको फिरनी अभी भी गाढ़ी लग रही है तो आप इसमें २ बड़े चम्मच हल्का गुनगुना दूध मिला सकते हैं। 
  • फिरनी को बाउल में निकाल कर फ्रिज में १ घंटे के लिए ठंडा कर लें। 
  • ठंडी फिरनी सर्व करें।