aflatoon recipe

Aflatoon Recipe Mumbai Sweet

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.

Watch Complete video Recipe: Aflatoon

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.

Bombay sweet dish
See below for method and Ingredients


Ingredients:

  • 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
  • Cashewnut 15
  • Pistachio 15

Method:

  • 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
  • Garnish with dry fruits and press from above
  • Cool it completely for 2 hours
  • Later, mark cuts and remove pieces.
  • Tasty Aflatoon is ready. Refrigerate it further.
Paneer fry easy starter

Paneer Fry Tasty Masala Vegetarian

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.

For other vegetarian recipes click here: Matar Pulao and Coconut Pulao

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

For complete video recipe click here: Paneer Fry Masala

Ingredients for Paneer Fry Tasty Masala:

  • Paneer 400 gm
  • Red Chilly Powder 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice of 1 lemon
  • Garam masala powder 1/2 spoon
  • Salt 1 spoon
  • Green masala 1 tbsp (poppy seeds, ginger, garlic and coriander leaves)
  • Coriander powder 1/2 tsp

Method:

  • Firstly, In a bowl
  • Add lemon juice
  • Further, add garam masala powder
  • Now add coriander powder
  • Mix it well
  • Later, Paneer is cut into pieces.
  • Apply the masala to the paneer pieces thoroughly
  • Keep it aside for 10 min
  • Secondly, Heat a pan and on full flame
  • Add 2 tablespoon oil
  • Place the paneer pieces in to the pan
  • Fry for 1 min on each side with lid close
  • Later, Turn the pieces on other side.
  • Cook for 1 min with lid closed and Take off pan
  • Tasty and crispy paneer fry is ready.
  • Serve Hot as a snack or side dish.
Kaddu Sabzi Recipe

Kaddu Sabzi Vegetarian Recipe

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.

For video recipe click here : Kaddu Sabzi Tasty different method

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.

Dudhiya ki Sabzi
See Ingredients list Below

Ingredients:

  • Bottle Gourd 500gm
  • Chana dal 2 tbsp
  • Coconut grated 1/2
  • Green chilly 50 gm
  • Ginger 50 gm
  • Garlic 4-5
  • Coriander leaves
  • Onion 250 gm
  • Tomato 2-3
  • 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
  • Tasty bottle gourd sabzi is ready.
  • Serve hot with Chapati, Roti or Phulka.
Dosa and chutney recipe

Kakdi Dosa Nariyal Chutney Unique Breakfast

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:

So lets prepare Kakdi Dosa (Cucumber) and Nariyal Chutney (Coconut). For Complete video recipe click on this link: Cucumber Dosa and Coconut Chutney

Ingredients for Kakdi Dosa (Cucumber):

  • Dosa rice 500 gm, Soaked in water for 7-8 hrs
  • Urad dal 200 gm, Soaked in water for 7-8 hrs
  • Fenugreek seeds 1 tbs, Soaked in water for 7-8 hrs
  • Cucumber/Kakdi 250 gm chopped
  • Cooked rice 1 cup

Method for Cucumber Dosa:

  • Add fenugreek seeds, cooked rice, urad dal and chopped cucumber with 1 cup warm water
  • Further grind it to a thin fine paste
  • Similarly, Grind rice along with remaining cucumber and cooked rice to a fine paste
  • Mix all the batter and keep in a jar vessel and add 150 ml water
  • Further, Keep it overnight or for 8 hrs
  • Add salt as per taste or 1 tablespoon
  • Heat a pan thoroughly
  • Apply oil to the pan and on full flame
  • Add the dosa batter in the pan and spread it thoroughly
  • Make the flame to medium and cover the pan and cook for 2 min
  • Open it and take the dosa off pan. Hot Cucumber Dosa is Ready
Dosa and chatni
Cucumber Dosa and Coconut Chutney Recipe

Ingredients for Coconut Chutney (Nariyal):

  • a bunch of Coriander leaves
  • Ginger 2 large pieces
  • Garlic 6 cloves
  • Dried mango powder 1/2 tbs or lemon juice 1
  • Salt as per taste
  • Green chillies 10-15 or as required
  • Coconut 1/2 large grated

Method for Nariyal Chutney:

  • Firstly, Roast green chilly for 1-2 min on full flame
  • Later, add all the ingredients in a mixer jar along with 1/4 cup water and grind to a fine paste.
  • Tasty Nariyal Chutney is ready. Served with Cucumber Dosa.

Khajoor halwa recipe

Khajoor Halwa Recipe (Dates Halwa)

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 ghee
  • 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
  • Add dryfruits
  • Mix well and cook for 10 min on full flame while constant stirring
  • Tasty khajoor halwa is ready
  • Serve hot
Nariyal Pulao

Coconut Pulao Vegetarian Recipe (Nariyal Pulao)

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

Ingredients:

  • Coconut grated 1 Large
  • Rice 1 kg
  • Ghee/Clarified Butter 2-3 tbs
  • Onion 1 Large Chopped
  • Cardamom 9
  • Cloves 8-10
  • Cinnamon 5-6 pieces

Method:

  • 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
  • Add ghee
  • 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
  • Coconut rice pulao is ready.
  • Serve Hot with Mutton/chicken curry.

Banana Buns recipe

Banana Buns – Easy Breakfast Recipe

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.

Ingredients:

  • Banana 4-5
  • 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

Method:

  • 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
  • Add maida
  • 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
  • Heat oil
  • 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
  • Delicious banana buns is ready.
  • Serve Hot with Chutney or Tea.
Matar Pulao Recipe

Matar Pulao (Peas Pulao) Lunch/Dinner Recipes

Matar (Peas) Pulao

Matar or Peas is a popular ingredient used as a vegetable in lots of dishes and cuisines around the world. In India, green peas known as matar is used to make sabzi’s or pulao.

In this recipe, we will prepare Matar Pulao, it is a rice based dish cooked in Indian Masala and is a type of Biryani. Pulao is also known as Pilaf, Pilau and Pulav

Matar
Fresh Peas (Matar)

Ingredients:

  • Rice 750 gm
  • Fresh peas 750 gm
  • Mint leaves half bunch optional
  • Poppy seeds 50 gm
  • Coriander leaves half bunch
  • Salt 1 tablespoon
  • Green chillies 100 gm
  • Garam masala powder 1 spoon
  • Onion 2
  • Ginger 2-3 pieces
  • Garlic 1 bulb
  • Turmeric powder 1 tsp
  • Tomato 500 gms
  • Oil 100 gm

Method: (Firstly, We will prepare Matar Masala)

  • Heat a pan and on full flame
  • Roast poppy seeds on medium flame for about 10-15 seconds while stirring it.
  • Heat a pan and add 3 tbs oil
  • Add 1/4th green chillies and roast it for 30 sec while stirring constantly
  • Now add onions and roast until golden brown
  • Add tomato and cook until it dissolves
  • Now add 1/2 of both min leaves and coriander leaves and mix well
  • Further, we need to add a little ginger-garlic paste and stir
  • Now Add turmeric powder
  • Add salt and add garam masala powder
  • Mix it well
  • Add peas and stir mix for 30 sec on full flame
  • Close lid and cook for 2 min on medium flame (In between after 1 min stir the matar)
  • Take off stove and keep aside

For Pulao:

  • Heat a vessel, on full flame
  • Add oil
  • Now add 2-3 crushed cardamoms
  • Add 1 spoon Caraway Seeds
  • Now add 2-3 pieces cinnamon
  • Add 4-5 cloves
  • Now add green chillies cut from the end and cook in oil for 30 sec
  • Add remaining mint leaves and coriander leaves and mix well
  • Now add remaining onions and roast until golden brown
  • Add tomato and cook until it is dissolved
  • Add the remaining salt and turmeric powder
  • Mix it well

Continued….below

  • Add water (For 750 gm Rice, we need 1 and 3/4 ltr water)
  • Now add the remaining garam masala and mix it
  • Add poppy seeds paste
  • Cook and allow it to boil
  • When it is boiling add rice and mix thoroughly
  • Close lid and cook until water dries and little water remains on full flame
  • Add ghee 1 tbs and mix well
  • Now add matar masala and mix thoroughly
  • Heat a tawa.
  • Further, Place the vessel on tawa and cook on dum, initially cook for 1 min on full flame.
  • After that Cook for 5 min on medium flame.
  • Tasty Matar Pulao is ready.
  • Serve Hot
Peanut butter recipe

Peanut Butter Recipe Homemade Easy Recipe

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.

Ingredients:

  • Peanuts 500 gm
  • Jaggery 50 gm
  • Cardamom powder 1 spoon
Peanut butter recipe

Method:

  • 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
  • Take off stove and remove outer cover of peanuts.
  • In an mixer jar
  • Add peanuts, cardamom powder and grind it
  • Later add jaggery and grind it to a fine paste
  • Take it in a bowl
  • Tasty Homemade Peanut Butter is ready.
  • Serve with chapati or Bread.
  • Store in a air tight container.

Gajar halwa puri recipe

Gajar Halwa Puri Recipe (Carrot Halwa Poori)

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.

Gajar Halwa Puri Recipe Ingredients
Gajar Halwa Poori Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 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
Gajar halwa puri recipe
Gajar halwa Puri

Method:

  • Grate carrot
  • 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
  • Once Fried, Take it off Kadai.
  • Tasty Gajar Halwa Puri is Ready. Serve Hot.