Today we will prepare a popular sweet dish of Mumbai Aflatoon. I will show you the complete steps to prepare this delicious sweet recipe. Aflatoon is one of my favourite sweets and I often remember eating it in school whenever our guests from Mumbai used to visit us.
Indian sweets are rich in flavour, specially ghee based sweets like Aflatoon which is a famous Mumbai sweet dish. In this recipe, there is a tasty twist wherein we will make Aflatoon using Carrot. Ghee/Clarified butter along with dryfruits and jaggery are the key ingredients in this recipe.
Carrot Grated 400 gm
Milk Powder 60 gm
Clarified Butter/Ghee 150 gm
Khopra/ Dried coconut 50 gm grated or cashewnut powder
Cardamom Powder 1 spoon
Fennel Seeds powder 1 spoon
Organic Jaggery 150-200 gm
Milk 300 ml full cream
Firstly, In a cooker
Add grated carrot
Add 1/4th cup or 4 tbsp water to cook it until 4 whistles
Secondly, In a mixer jar
Add grated khopra/dried coconut and 1/2 cashewnuts and grind it to fine dry powder
Heat a pan and on full flame
Add cooked carrot
Now add milk and mix it
Stir cook until milk dries for about 4 min while constantly stirring it
On medium flame
Add khopra and cashewnut powder and stir cook for 1 min
Now add clarified butter. mix it and cook for 1 min so that ghee gets absorbed in the mixture.
Add jaggery powder and mix it thoroughly
On low flame, add milk powder
Most Importantly, Stir constantly to avoid forming lumps in the mixture for 3 min.
On high medium flame
Add cardamom powder and fennel seeds powder and mix thoroughly
Cook until 2-3 min while constant stirring until the mixture forms thick consistency
Take it off stove and Pour the hot mixture in a plate and spread it
I tried paneer very late and it was at a restaurant, later I began experimenting with this milk based product in many recipes. Paneer Fry is one such delicious vegetarian recipe prepared using tasty masala which is applied to paneer pieces and then shallow fried in oil. This is a veg starter recipe which can also be a tea-time snack or a side dish with dal chawal. Paneer is famous for its veg dishes like matar paneer, palak paneer and similarly many sweet dishes use it as a base ingredient.
Vegetarian recipes made using Paneer are a delight in Marriages as well as special occasions. You can use paneer in a starter recipe or its own main course dish. In this recipe, we will prepare tasty Paneer Fry using masala mixture made up of spicy and tangy ingredients. This Paneer recipe can be fried on a tawa or a pan
Kaddu is one such vegetable which is popular for its sweets recipe as well as a veggie in lots of sabzi dishes around the world and is a vegetarian delight. Indian cuisine has many Kaddu/Bottlegourd recipes like for sweets there is Kaddu Halwa and its Kheer and as a vegetable there can be Kaddu Dal, Kaddu Sabzi or it can be used along other veggies in a mix vegetable recipe.
In this recipe, I will show you a simple but very delicious Kaddu Sabzi Recipe made in spicy masala which further enhances the taste. Kaddu is also known by many names like Lauki, Dudhiya and Bhopla. In this sabzi recipe chopped kaddu pieces are cooked with grinded green masala which also has grated coconut to make it lip smacking vegetarian recipe. Tastes best with chapati, Roti or phulka.
Bottle Gourd 500gm
Chana dal 2 tbsp
Coconut grated 1/2
Green chilly 50 gm
Ginger 50 gm
Onion 250 gm
Salt as per taste
Turmeric powder 1 spoon
Oil 2 tbsp
Method to prepare the Kaddu Sabzi:
Firstly, Roast green chilly for 30 sec
Secondly, In a mixer jar, add chilly, ginger, garlic and coconut along with little water and grind to a medium thick paste
Further, Heat a pan and on full flame
Add 2 tbsp oil
Now, add onion and roast until brown
Add tomato and stir cook until it softens to a paste
On medium flame add chana dal and mix it
Add the grinded green masala and stir cook for 30 sec
Add salt and turmeric powder
Mix it well
Most importantly, To avoid darkening of chopped Bottle Gourd pieces, keep them immersed in water.
Add chopped bottle gourd and mix it well while cooking on for 2-3 min on medium flame
Later, Close lid and cook further for 5 min on medium flame
Dosa is a popular Indian breakfast recipe that is served with chutney. There are lots of varieties of Dosa made with different ingredients used in the batter like rawa dosa, masala dosa, onion dosa and many more. In this recipe, I will show you a different and unique variety that is Cucumber or Kakdi Dosa along with Coconut/Nariyal Chutney. Chatni as it is commonly known as is a tangy and spicy side dish served with varied breakfast dishes. For delicious Gajar Halwa Puri breakfast recipe check here : Carrot Halwa Poori
In this recipe, Firstly we grind chopped cucumber along with rice to form the batter and then cooked on a tawa to get the piping hot kakdi dosa and tasty nariyal chutney. Secondly, to prepare the chutney, we need grated coconut, coriander leaves and ginger garlic paste along with other spices as mentioned below:
Halwa is a dessert popular in asian cuisine particularly in the Indian Subcontinent. Every Meal is incomplete without a sweet or a dessert. In this recipe I will show you Khajoor Halwa or Dates Halwa Recipe. Like every sweet this too has a lots of variations in the method and choice of ingredients used. Most importantly, we need to clean and de-seed the dates before making its paste. Try Mooli Halwa Recipe
Chana Dal or Split Chickpeas is also used to prepare this halwa which enhances the taste of this dessert. Ideal recipe for festivals and special occasions to delight the guests. Firstly, we need to roast chana dal in ghee and later we add dates paste along with other ingredients and cook it.
Watch the Complete Video Recipe through this link: Khajur Halwa
Ingredients for the Khajoor Halwa:
Dates 250 gm
Milk 500 ml
Almonds 25 gm
Pistachios 25 gm
Cardamom Powder 1 tsp
Cashewnuts 25 gm
Brown Sugar or Sugar 50 gm Grinded powder
Chana Dal (Split Chickpeas) 100 gm soaked in water for 2 hours
Ghee/Clarified Butter 4 tbs
Method for the Halva Recipe:
Heat a vessel
Add milk (Boiled)
Add split chickpeas
Cook the split chickpeas for about 10 min while constantly stirring
In a mixer jar
Add de-seeded dates
Now add a little milk and grind to a fine paste
Meanwhile, in another mixer jar
Add the cooked chickpeas and grind to a fine paste
Heat a pan on full flame
Add chickpeas paste
And roast it until it dries out, initially roast on medium flame 2-3 min
Mix it well
Add another 2 tbs ghee
When it dries out add dates paste and mix it
Add brown sugar powder and cardamom powder
Mix it well
Mix well and cook for 10 min on full flame while constant stirring
Today I will show you a dish which is a traditional recipe Coconut/Nariyal Pulao, a vegetarian recipe, prepared using rice and it is made on special occasions like Marriages and Festivals. Although, this Pulao is a Vegetarian recipe but it is usually served with Chicken or Mutton Curry. The rich taste of coconut milk enhances the taste and the addition of garam masala gives earthen flavour to the dish. This coconut pulao is a special vegetarian recipe and a variation of Pulao.
Coconut or Nariyal Pulao is prepared by cooking rice in coconut milk garam masala/spices like Cinnamon and Clove is added. Also, I have shown and mentioned the process of extracting coconut milk from coconut in this recipe. You can watch the complete video recipe through this link: Coconut Pulao
For other type of Vegetarian Pulao recipe watch this Matar Pulao
Coconut grated 1 Large
Rice 1 kg
Ghee/Clarified Butter 2-3 tbs
Onion 1 Large Chopped
Cinnamon 5-6 pieces
Firstly, In a mixer jar
Add grated coconut with little water and grind it to a medium thick paste
Use the coconut paste along with water and a strainer to extract the coconut milk.
Secondly, Heat a vessel
Meanwhile, On full flame
Further we need to add all the garam masala
Add onion and roast until golden brown
Now add coconut milk
Most Importantly, Add water as per rice taken which is 1 ltr.
Now add salt as per taste
Cook until it starts boiling
When it is boiling add rice
Mix it well
Further, We need to dry the water.
When little water is remaining, close lid and cook on medium flame for 5 min
Indian cuisine offers vast options in food and particularly breakfast dishes. Likewise, this is one such popular breakfast recipe of Karnataka. Buns are indian flat bread. Banana Buns are similar to poori’s but the key difference here is the thickness which is due to the banana’s used. These are famous as Mangalore Buns. Try this unique Halwa Recipe
This is a popular breakfast recipe which is also made as a snack and served with Tea. This dish is one of my favorite’s and initially I thought this to be a difficult recipe but it is as easy as making Roti or Chapati. In this recipe, Banana is mashed and added to the flour with curd and kneaded to form a dough. Later small poori like buns are rolled out and deep fried in oil. The buns are tasty, soft and usually served with chutney. So lets begin the recipe and comment below your thoughts about this dish.
Maida (Refined wheat flour) 250 gm
Curd 2 tbs
Clarified Butter 2 tsp
Grated Jaggery 2-3 tbs
Salt 1/2 tsp
Cardamom powder 1/2 Spoon
In a mixer jar
Add peeled banana, jaggery, 1/2 teaspoon salt, cardamom powder and 2 tablespoon curd and grind it to make paste.
Further, Pour the banana paste in a plate
Now add ghee
Mix it well and knead it to make a dough while adding all maida (Do not use water)
Keep it aside for 30 min
Now apply a little oil on hands
Make medium small balls from the dough
Further, Roll the balls into thin size puri while applying maida flour
Add the rolled puri into the oil pan
Dip it and fry it until it colours on both side
Flip to other side 2-3 times and then take it off stove
Homemade recipe of Peanut Butter, so easy to make and delicious. Firstly, we need to roast Peanuts. Secondly, We grind the roasted peanuts in a mixer grinder. Additionally, Jaggery and Cardamom powder enhance the taste.
Peanut butter is served with Bread as a spread but also taste’s well with Chapati, Phulka or Roti. Also, it is used in many breakfast dishes like crepes, cookies and brownies with Sandwiches along with Jam or Jelly. Store it in a air tight container.
Peanuts 500 gm
Jaggery 50 gm
Cardamom powder 1 spoon
Heat a pan
On full flame, add peanuts in pan
Roast for 1 min on full flame
On medium flame, roast until thoroughly roasted while constant stirring as the colour changes slightly
Breakfast is an important meal of the day. Therefore, there are lots of variations in breakfast based on the regions around the world. Likewise, Indian cuisine offers varied breakfast options and Poori or Puri is one such popular Breakfast/Nashta recipe. This Breakfast recipe is a combination of a Sweet which is Gajar Halwa (Carrot) and Puri. Poori’s are deep fried indian bread prepared using flour and either served with Bhaji (Vegetable Side Dish) or stuffed.
Today, I will show you a unique puri recipe made using Gajar Halwa. I have made a paste of the halwa mixture by grinding grated carrot along with dry fruits, jaggery and kneaded it with wheat flour to make dough for poori’s which is then deep fried in oil. Hence, this poori recipe is a Carrot halwa poori as the halwa mixture is added in the flour.
Carrot 300 gm
Cashew 25 gm
Almond 25 gm
Ghee 1- 1 and 1/2 tbs
Malai/Milk Cream 1/2 cup
Jaggery 100 gm 3 tablespoon
Cardamom powder 10-15
Wheat flour 350 gm
Salt 1 spoon
Sesame Seeds to apply
In a mixer Jar add grated carrot, dry fruits, cardamom powder, milk cream and grind it to a fine paste.
In addition, add clarified butter (Ghee) and Jaggery to grind it further.
Meanwhile, Transfer the grinded paste in a bowl and add wheat flour .
Mix both and knead it to make a dough.
Keep the dough aside for 10-15 minutes.
Apply a little oil on hands and make small round balls of the dough.
Apply sesame seeds to the flour balls and start rolling it flat into poori’s.
Firstly, Heat Oil in a Kadai/Pan.
Secondly, Add the poori’s in the oil and deep fry it.
Initially, after adding the puri’s, press from above and then turn it to cook on the other side. As a result, the poori’s will