Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Gujrati Food Dishes Recipes

Dal Dokhli 




Ingredients:
 
250 grams tuver daal,
200 grams wheat flour,
3 green chilies
3 tbsp green chili paste
50 grams groundnut
1 tbsp Turmeric powder
1 tbsp Mustard seeds,3-4 cloves
2 cinnamon, 2 tomatoes
1 tbsp Tamarind
Salt To Taste,
1 tbsp Garam masala,
1 tsp Ajawain
4-5 tbsp.Oil,
2 tbsp Red chili powder asafetida
3-4 tbsp. Ghee.
Preparation:
*To wheat flour add salt, turmeric powder, ajwain, red chili powder. Mix well. Add oil and knead the flour to roti like consistency.
*Wash tuver dal and pressure cook it for three whistles.
* Heat ghee in a pan, then put cloves and cinnamon and then add mustard leaves.
*When they crackle add curry leaves, green chilies and a pinch of asafetida. Pour dal.
*Mix tamarind water, groundnut, garam masala, red chili powder and mix well.
*Add tomato pulp, turmeric powder, salt and 2 cups of water. Boil the dal. roll out big rotis and cut them into pieces and add these pieces in boiling dal.
*Boil for 10 minutes and remove. Serve the dal dhokli warm.
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Shrikhand 

Ingredients:
 
1 kg thick curd
3/4 cup powdered sugar
a few strands saffron
1 tbsp warm milk
2 tbsp cardamom powder
5-6 Pistachios and Almonds sliced
Preparation:
Rub the saffron into the warm milk until it dissolves.
Mix together the hung curds, sugar, saffron mixture and cardamom in a bowl and churn using a hand blender.
Place in the refrigerator, garnished with slivers of pistachios and almonds.
Shrikhand is ready to be served with poori,
It's a great combination!!
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 Khandvi  

Ingredients:
 
1/2 cup gms flour (besan)
1 cup thin buttermilk
Salt To Taste
2-3 pinches turmeric powder
Oil
1 tsp Sesame seeds
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tbsp Coconut scraped
1 tbsp Coriander finely chopped
2 pinches asafoetida
2 green chillies finely chopped
1 stalk curry leaves
Preparation:
*Mix water, flour, salt and turmeric to form a batter. Heat oil in a heavy pan, add batter.
*Stir vigorously and evenly to avoid lump formation. Cook till the mixture does not taste raw, stirring continuously. When done pour in a large plate.
*Spread as thin as possible with the back of a large flat spoon. Use circular outward movements as for dosas.
*When cool, cut into 2" wide strips. Carefully roll each strip, repeat for all plates.
*Place in a serving dish.
For seasoning: Sprinkle coconut and coriander all over khandvi rolls.
*Heat oil in a small pan. Add cumin, asafoetida, curry leaves and chillies.
*Add sesame seeds and immediately pour over khandvi rolls.
Tasty and also light for stomach
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 Undhiyo 

Ingredients:
 
6 - 8 cloves garlic
3 - 4 baby brinjals
6 -8 potatoes small
1 tsp turmeric powder
5 tblsp oil
100 gms yam
25 - 30 broad beans
4 green chillies
a pinch asafoetida
2 raw bananas
coriander leaves
2pcs ginger
1 tsp mustard
Preparation :
*Wash, take off and dice potatoes, yam, raw bananas ,brinjals and slit them
*Make a paste of garlic, green chillies and ginger and mix cut coriander.
*Divide into small portions and shape each into one-inch long half-inch thick rolls.
*Deep fry in hot oil, remove and keep aside.
*String beans and cut into one-inch long pieces.
*Heat up oil in a thick-bottomed handi, mix in asafoetida and mustard seeds.
*When mustard seeds crackle mix in ground masala and broad beans.
*Put the rest of the vegetables in layers one on top of the other.
*Sprinkle salt and turmeric powder.
*Stir fry for five minutes on high flame heat.
*Pour out one cup of water, cover and simmer (boil slowly at low temperature) on a very low heat up for 10-15 minutes.
*Shake the vegetables occasionally but do not use a spoon to stir.
*Serve hot with roti
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PUNJABI FOOD RECIPES

Punjab is a northern state of India popular for its rich food . Punjabi recipe is prepared in delicious gravy and punjabi parathas melted in butter/ ghee. I know health consious people will try to run away from this section :) but you will love it try!!

Amritsari Special Aloo 

Ingredients:
250gms Aloo (potato)
2 Onions, sliced
2 tsp Ginger-garlic paste
1/2 tsp Ajwain
Salt To taste
1 tsp Corainder Powder
1 tsp Red chilli powder
1/2 tsp Garam masala
1/2 tsp Annardana
Oil For frying
Corainder leaves
Preparation:
*Cut aloo into long pieces.
*Heat oil and deep fry the aloo. Keep aside.
*Heat 2 tsp of oil, add onions fry till brown. Add salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, annardana, garam masala and mix well.
*Add the aloo (potato) and toss well. Simmer the flame and cook for another 5- 6 minutes.
*Garnish with corainder leaves and serve hot with paratha.
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Sarso Ka Saag 

Ingredients:

500gms Mustard leaves
200gms Spinach
200gms Bathuwa
3 Garlic cloves
1 inch Ginger
2 Green chilli
1 tbsp Maize flour
2 tbsp Ghee
1 Asafoetida
1 Pinch Onions
1 tsp Red chilli powder
1 Pinch Turmeric powder
Preparation:
*Clean and wash sarson, spinach and bathuwa. Chop the leaves finely.
*Chop ginger, garlic cloves and chillies.
*Pressure cook the spinach, sarson, bathuwa with garlic, ginger and chillies. When cool, grind it to smooth paste.
*Heat ghee in a vessel, add hing and onions. Fry until light brown. Add salt and turmeric powder. Mix well.
*Add the ground saag and simmer the flame. Cook for few minutes.
*Add the maize flour, red chilli powder, sugar and stir well.
*Serve hot with paratha or makki ki roti.
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 Makai Ki Roti

Ingredients:
 
6 tblsp butter
1 1/2 cup corn meal (makai ka atta)
1/4 cup whole wheat up flour
salt to taste
To make makai ki roti :
*Mix cornmeal, whole-wheat up flour and salt.
*Mix in sufficient lukewarm water, a little at a time, to make medium soft dough.
*Divide the prepared dough into eight to ten equal portions.
*Wet your hand with a little water and flatten each portion on a wet polythene sheet, into a disk of four to five inches diameter.
*Heat up a tawa, apply a little oil and transfer makai roti carefully on to the tawa.
*Spoon a little oil on the sides of makai roti and stir fry on low heat up for one minute.
*Turn the makai roti and stir fry the other side till it's light golden brown.
*Serve hot with sarson ka saag.
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Masaledar Karela

Ingredients:

2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste
oil to fry
5 -6 bitter gourd
2 medium sized onions
1 tsp dry mango powder
Preparation :
*Give a slit on one side and take off all the seeds.
*Cut karelas into thin slices.
*Wash and rub two table spoons salt all over the karelas and its scrapings.
*Set aside for 3-4 hours.
*Wash completely again and squeeze dry the karelas.
*Heat up oil in kadhai.
*Deep fry the cut karelas till dark brown and crisp.
*Take off the karelas and keep aside.
*Slice onions.
*Heat up 3 tblsp of oil in a kadai.
*Mix in cut onions.
*Stir fry for 3-4 minutes till onions are a little brown.
*Mix in turmeric powder, coriander powder, dry mango powder and red chilli powder.
*Mix in the fried karelas to the above mixture and stir fry covered on low heat up for 5-6 minutes.
*Mix in salt if needed.
*Serve hot with chappatis.
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Chicken Masala with Gravy 

Ingredients:
 
a pinch garam masala powder
1/2 walnuts
4 cup chicken stock
2 green cardamoms
2 tblsp fresh cream
400 gms chicken (minced)
1 tblsp garlic paste
1/2 tsp cumin powder
sal t to taste
1 tblsp oil
2 tblsp tomato paste
4 green chillies
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tblsp ginger paste
2 medium onions
Preparation:
*Combine chicken mince, red chilli powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder and salt.
*Mix thoroughly.
*Using a tablespoon, divide into equal portions.
*Roll each portion into a ball.
*Bring chicken stock to boil, crush green cardamoms and mix in to chicken stock.
*Mix in chicken balls to boiling stock, lower the heat up and continue to stir fry until chicken balls are cooked and stock has almost evaporated.
Keep aside.
*Wash and cut green chillies.
*Boil walnuts and then grind in to a fine paste.
*Boil onions, remove and grind to a paste.
*Heat up oil, mix in boiled onion paste, stir fry until oil begins to separate, mix in ginger, garlic paste, cut green chillies stir fry for a moment.
*Mix in tomato paste then bring to a boil.
*Mix in walnut paste and stir to mix well.
*Lower the heat, mix in fresh cream, stirring continuously.
*Mix in koftas and bring to a boil, adjust salt.
*Serve hot.
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Mixed Daal

Ingredients:
 
2 - 3 green chillies
1/4 cup coriander leaves
1/4 cup bengal gram divide (chana dal)
1/4 cup red kidney beans (rajma)
1/2 cup black gram divide (urad dal)
salt to taste
1 tblsp red chilli powder
1 tblsp kasoori methi
3 tblsp butter
10-15 garlic flakes
4 tblsp oil
3 medium sized tomatoes
1/2 tblsp cumin powder
2 medium size onions
For Dhabey Ki Daal :
*Clean, wash and soak urad dal, chana dal and kidney beans in sufficient water for at least six hours.
*Take off and finely cut onion and garlic.
*Wash, take off stem and finely cut green chillies.
*Wash and finely cut tomatoes.
*Wash and cut coriander leaves.
*Remove soaked dals, mix in six cup water and pressure-stir fry for half an hour or until the dals are completely cooked.
*Meanwhile, heat up oil in a pan, mix in cut garlic, stir-fry briefly till golden brown.
*Mix in cut onion, slit green chillies and stir fry for four to five minutes or until the onion is golden brown in colour.
*Mix in red chilli powder, cumin powder and stir-fry briefly.
*Mix in cut tomatoes and stir fry on high flame heat up for three to four minutes, stirring continuously.
*Stir in the cooked dals and mix well.
*Mix in salt, cut coriander leaves and stir fry dal for ten minutes on low heat, stirring occasionally.
*Crush kasoori methi between the palms, sprinkle on the dals and serve hot.
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CHOCOLATE ICECREAM

If you love chocolate, will definite love chocolate ice cream too. Surprisingly it can be prepared without eggs too (for vegetarians)
 

Ingredients:-
  • 1/2 liter Milk
  • 300 ml Cream
  • 3/4 Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 2 tbsp chocolate powder
  • 20 gram cooking chocolate
  • 1 tbsp Glucose (optional)
  • 2 tsp Chocolate Essence
  • 3 tsp custard powder
  • To decorate: - white chocolate (optional)

Preparation:-

  • part 1 - add cocoa, chocolate powder, custard powder and 1 cup cold milk
  • Part 2 - boil remaining milk with sugar
  • while boiling, add part 1 in it but gradually
  • Keep cooking (till milk thickens) and stirring for 4 minutes
  • Now wait till it is cool
  • Now add fresh cream and chocolate essence
  • Now Freeze the mixture in freezer till it is semi set.
  • Remove and pour the mixture in the blender and blend at it (to churn it)
  • now pour it in an air tight container (you can add light whipping cream also)
  • Freeze it for a few hours
  • Serve it

CHOCOLATE DISHES RECIPES

CHOCOLATE PUDDING WITH CREAM
Ingredients: -
* 300 ml Milk
* 5 tblsp Sugar
* Slices Brown Bread
* 3 Eggs
* 2 tblsp Drinking Chocolate or cocoa powder
* 1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence
* 250 ml Thick Sweetened Cream
To make chocolate pudding with cream: -
*Cut the bread into pieces.
*Beat the eggs and add the essence.
*Warm the milk and mix in the sugar.
*Gently mix in the cooca powder.
*Put off the flame and add the beaten eggs and the breadcrumbs. Mix well.
*Grease pudding moulds and pour the mixture into the mould.
*Cover lossely with foil and steam in a rice cooker or pressure cooker without whistle for 30 - 40 minutes
or until the pudding is spongy.
*Allow the pudding to shrink before unmoulding.
*Then put it in the fridge for 1 hour before serving with fresh, thick and sweetened cream.
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CHOCOLATE ANGEL CAKE
Ingredients: -
* 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
* 1/4 cup Hot Water
* 1 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
* 3/4 cup Fine Wheat Flour (Maida)
* 1/4 tsp Salt
* 12 Eggs White
* 1 tsp Cream of Tartar
To make chocolate angel cake:-
*In a bowl mix cocoa powder and hot water and keep aside.
*Preheat the oven at 350F
*In a separate bowl sift together flour, 3/4 cup sugar, salt and keep aside.
*Beat the eggs till foamy and then add cream of tartar.
*Beat till the mixture forms peak.
*In the egg mixture add the remaining sugar.
*Now then gently add half the sifted flour.
*When completely mixed add the remaining half of flour.
*Now pour some of this mixture in the cocoa powder mixture and stir well.
*When done pour this egg cocoa mixture back to the remaining egg flour mixture.
*Mix lightly.
*In an ungreased dish pour this mixture.
*Bake this dish for 50 minutes or till the tooth pick comes out clean.
*When baked completely let it cool.
*Then with the help of a knife invert it on a plate.

*Serve it with fresh berries and vanilla ice cream.

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BANANA CHOCOLATE CAKE


Ingredients: -
* 1 egg
* 1/2 tsp baking powder
* 1 cup meshed banana
* 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
* 3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
* 1/2 cup unsalted butter which is melted
* 1/4 tsp salt
* 2/3 cup white sugar
* 1/4 cup milk
To make banana chocolate cake: -
*In a large mixing bowl stir together all purpose flour, sugar, salt and baking powder.
*Take another bowl and mix together melted butter milk egg and meshed bananas.
*Now add the banana mixture into the flour mixture until thoroughly blended.
*Be careful not to over mix.
*Add the chocolate chips. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F to 175 degrees C.
*Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.
*Pour the batter into the pan and bake it for 32-35 minutes or until the toothpick inserted into
it comes out clean.
*When the cake gets baked take out the pan from the oven and let it cool for 10-15 minutes.
*This cake will have some melted chocolate but no crumbs

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CHOCOLATE CHEESE CAKE

Ingredients: -
* 2 tblsp All-purpose Flour
* 1/3 cup Cocoa Powder
* 24 vanilla wafers or chocolate wafers
* 8 oz Cream Cheese
* 1/2 tsp Almond Extract
* 3 Eggs
* 8 oz Sour Cream
* 1/4 cup Heavy Cream
* 3/4 cup semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
* 1 1/4 cup White Sugar
To make chocolate cheesecake:-
* Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
* Line muffin cups with foil bake cups.
* Place one vanilla wafer (flat-side down) in bottom of each cup.
* Beat cream cheese in large bowl until smooth.
* Add sugar, cocoa and flour and blend well.
* Add eggs and beat well. Stir in sour cream and almond extract.
* Fill each muffin cup almost full with batter.
* Bake 20-25 minutes or until set. Remove from oven and let them cool completely on wire rack.
* Heat heavy cream in the microwave for 50 to 60 seconds on high.
* Stir in chocolate chips until smooth.
* Let rest in room temperature for half an hour.
* Dollop on cooled cheesecakes.
* Remove cheesecakes from pan and refrigerate.
* Serve after an hour in the refrigerator.