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Dahi Vada /Dahi Wada/Dahi Bada

As new is approaching let us make lentil dumplings dipped in creamy yogurt topped with spices and sweet chutney named as “Dahi Vada”. It is very popular in north India.It also famous street food.You can enjoy this at any time of year ,some different version of Dahi Vada also available just like "Kanji Vada/Bada/Wada" , in which Wada served with fermented mustard stock. In north India you will easily found Dahi Vada ,people are found of preparing it on festival and celebration times.
We will be Preparing this dish in three simple step
  1. Prepare the Ingredients
  2. Frying the Vada/Wada/Bada
  3. Garnish and Serve it.
  1. Soaked Urad dal (Over night/3-4 hours).
  2. Hing(Asafoetida)a pinch.
  3. Water as needed.
  4. Oil for frying.
  5. Red Chili powder as per taste.
  6. Roasted Jeera(Cumin).
  7. Salt to taste.
Preparation Method
Step 1  Prepare the ingredients
  1. Soak urad dal for overnight or minimum 3-4 hours.
  2. Grind overnight urad dal finely.
  3. Take a bowl put finely grinned urad dal and hing in it.
  4. Make a thick batter.
Step 2 Frying the Vada
  1. Take a wok add oil in this and allow oil to hot.
  2. Check if oil is hot put Urad dal batter in it like Pakodas.
  3. And wait till it become Golden in colour,now flip the Pakodas and fry it from other side.

Step3  Garnish and Serve it
  1. Take a bowl with hot water and put Vada/Wada/Bada in that for 2- 5 minutes and squeeze water from Vadas/Wadas/Badas
  2. Serve it with curd,Red chili powder,salt,Roasted Jeera(Cumin) ,salt and tamarind chutney(Imli ki Chutney).
  3. Now Dahi Vada/Wada/Bada is ready to serve.

Some Tips

  1. Cook Vada/Pakodas on the medium flame.
  2. Ignore adding salt in batter  so that it will remain soft.
  3. You can preserve it for one week in Refrigerator.
  4. Always dipped in warm water before serving.

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As this a time of Christmas and New Year , Let us make egg less cake.This a very basic cake which not required any professional skill in making.Easy in making and yummy in taste.Also it required very less time in preparing.Time required to prepare is this cake is maximum 15 minute.Amazing is in it.
We will preparing cake in simple three steps
  1. Mixing of ingredients.
  2. Baking for Cake.
  3. Serve it.

  1. Refined Flour (Maida) (1 cup)
  2. Brown Sugar (1 cup)
  3. Milk (1 cup)
  4. Baking powder (1 tsp)
  5. Butter (200 gm)
  6. Vanilla essence (1 tbsp)
  7. Curd (1/2 cup)
  8. Chocolate chips (1/2 cup)
  9. Lemon juice (1 tsp)
Preparation Method
Step 1 Mixing of Ingredients
  1. Take a bowl
  2. Add Butter
  3. Add Sugar
  4. Add a cup of whole milk
  5. And whisk is properly for minimum 2-3 minute just to make the sugar,butter and the milk is mix together.It should be smooth mixture .There should not be any lump remaining.
  6. Once we have done with mixture, now we will add dry ingredients.
  7. Take Sieve/Chalni add Flour ,Cocoa powder and  Baking powder in it , strain all the ingredients in the mixture and whisk together until we get a nice and smooth mixture of our batter.
  8. Add vanilla essence to the batter and whisk it up until the recent ingredients we poured is blended well.
  9. And now the final step ,add lemon juice and curd,lemon juice will react with baking powder and that is what gonna make this cake has sponge texture and mix it up until the lemon juice mixed well with the batter.

 Step 2 Baking for cake
  1. 1.Get the microwave dish grease it with some butter to make sure that cake will not stick to the microwave dish.
  2. Once  we have done,pour the batter into the microwave dish and place it into microwave for about 5 minutes at a temp 200 degree Celsius .
  3. As the cake gets cooked in the microwave it gets bubbled up.
  4. 4.To avoid overflowing of mixture,try to use wide and deep microwave dish.
  5. Once cake is cooked well,remove it from the microwave.
  6. 6..We can also make sure that our cake is cooked well by inserting a toothpick in the center of the cake and when the toothpick revoked from the cake it comes out clean.
  7. Let the cake cool before remove it to a serving plate.
Step 3 Serving
  1. Now the cake is ready to serve.

Some special tips
  1. You can also use liquidize butter.
  2. If possible use electric hand blend for more smoothness.
  3. Grease butter properly to all sides of microwave dish.
  4. You can add little more quantity of to increase sponge of cake.

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Let us make some simple and healthy quick dish .Even everybody can enjoy as snack.You can enjoy this dish any time in day.Even people who are amateur in cooking ,will also be able to prepare this dish.Do not confuse by name, it is a pure vegetarian dish.
We will preparing chutney in simple three steps
  1. Prepare ingredients
  2. Cooking Cheela/Pancakes/Omelette
  3. Serve it.

  1. Besan(Gram Flour) (1 cup).
  2. Tomatoes (3 medium) (fine chopped).
  3. Oil 1 tbsp.
  4. Onion 1 (fine sliced).
  5. Green chilies 2 (fine chopped).
  6. Red Chili powder 1/4 tbsp.
  7. Curd/Dahi 2 tbsp.
  8. Coriander leafs (fine chopped).
  9. Water 1/2 cup.
  10. Salt to taste.
Preparation Method
Step 1 prepare Ingredients
  1. Take a large bowl and
  2. Add Tomatoes.
  3. Add Besan(Add Gram flour).
  4. Add onions.
  5. Add Red Chili Powder.
  6. Add Salt.
  7. Add Green Chilies.
  8. Add Curd/Dahi.
  9. Add Coriander leafs.
  10. Add alt and water to make a smooth thick batter.
Step 2 Cooking Cheela/Pancakes/Omelette
  1. Heat a non-stick pan and grease lightly with oil .
  2. Pour  two   ladles full of batter on the pan,when hot do not spread out thin.
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    1. when bubbles start to appear along the rim,turn the “Omelette”to the other side.
    4.and cook Omelette on low-medium flame till golden and crisp.
Step 3 -Serve with tomato ketchup
Some Special Tips

  1. To Make healthier mix oats with mixture.
  2. Cook it in low flame so that it can cook properly.
  3. Cook Omelette with lid close,it will reduce oil intake in cooking.
  4. Serve it different dips and enjoy the taste.

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As festival seasons started ,let us prepare some sweet dish.Sweet dish which we are referring here is Know as “Ras Malai” which is one of the favorite sweet dish in India. Malai means “cream” and Ras means “Juice” in Hindi.
Patties cooked in sugar syrup and dipped into condensed milk(liquid Rabri).Let start making this yummy dish.
We will be preparing this dish in six simple steps
  1. Extract  Chhena /Farmers Cheese from milk.
  2. Form Chhena Patties.
  3. Make Syrup and Cook Chhena.
  4. Make Rabri.
  5. Mix Rabri and Chhena.
  6. Garnish and Ready to serve.

  1. Milk 2 Lt.
  2. Lemon 1.
  3. Sugar 3 Cup.
  4. Almonds (Badam) (chopped 7-8).
  5. Pistachio (chopped 4-5).
  6. Cardamom powder(elaichi) 1 tbsp.
  7. Saffron(Kesar) a few.
Preparation Method
Step 1 Extract Chhena From Milk
  1. Boil milk over high heat flame.
  2. Mix 1 glass of water after boiling .
  3. Mix the lemon juice,stir lightly till the milk curdles(separate into curd lumps).
  4. Extract Chhena using a piece of muslin cloth and squeeze to remove all the water.

Step 2 Form Chhena Patties
  1. Transfer the Chhena onto a plate and knead pressing with the heel of your hand,till the mixture become smooth.
  2. Divide dough into 8-10 portions and roll into balls and then press lightly to make patties (make patties so that it would not have cracks),

Step 3 Cook Chhena / Farmer cheese into sugar Syrup
  1. To make the syrup ,cook the 2 cup sugar with 3 cup of water and boil it for 5 minutes.
  2. After 5 minutes put the patties into syrup and cook it for 18-20 minutes .

Step 4 Prepare Rabri
  1. To make the Rabri ,boil milk in a deep and thick-bottomed pan on medium heat
  2. stirring till it reduces to three-fourth its original volume.
  3. scrape off the cream that will collect on the sides.
  4. Then add 1/4 cup of sugar  stir it.
  5. Add Almond .
  6. Add Pistachio.
  7. Add Saffron.
  8. Dip 5-6 leafs of saffron into milk mix it and add to the boiled milk and stir it.

Step 5 Mix Rabri and Chhena
  1. Add Chhena patties into Rabri.
  2. Cook it for a minute.
Step 6 Garnish and Serve.
  1. Add Saffron.
  2. Add Pistachio.

Now Ras Malai is ready to serve.

Some Tips
  1. Prepare patties with fresh Chhena.
  2. Make patties without any cracks.
  3. You can use vinegar to curdle the milk.
  4. Wash curdle with water , so that it will not have lemon flavor in chhena.
  5. Let Rabri be little liquid in nature for Ras of Ras Malai.
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Let us make some  dish for the people who are fasting.Everybody can enjoy as snack.You can enjoy this dish any time in day.We will preparing Upvaas Thalipeeth / Sabudana Thalipeeth  in  three simple steps
  1. Prepare ingredients
  2. Cooking Upvaas Thalipeeth / Sabudana Thalipeeth
  3. Serve it.
Step 1 Prepare ingredients

  1. Soaked Sabudana (1/2 cup).
  2. Rajgira Atta/Kuttu Atta (1/2 cup).
  3. Boiled Potato 2.
  4. Peanut 1 tbsp (crushed).
  5. Ghee 2 tbsp.
  6. Grated Ginger 1 tsp.
  7. Green Chilies 2 chopped.
  8. Coriander leafs (chopped) 1 tbsp.
  9. Cumin seeds (Jeera) 1/2 tsp.
  10. Black pepper powder 1/4 tsp.
  11. Senda Namak 3/4 tsp/ as per taste.
Preparation Method
  1. Soak the Sabudana or sago in water for 1/2 hours .
  2. Drain water completely from the soaked Sabudana and let it rest for overnight ,in morning they will become very soft.
  3. First take a large bowl.
  4. And then peel and grate/mash boiled potatoes.
  5. Add pearl sago/Sabudana/Shaabakki.
  6. Add Rajgiri Atta.
  7. Add Green Chili.
  8. Add Ginger.
  9. Add Crushed Peanuts.
  10. Add Senda Namak.
  11. Add Black pepper powder.
  12. Add Cumin Seeds (Jeera).
  13. Add Coriander leafs.
  14. After mixing all the ingredients , form a dough of it,If required add little water.
  15. Now make  Sabudana Thalipeeth / Upvaas Thalipeeth from dough .
  16. Take a little ghee and lubricate your fingers ,take a little lump from the dough(lump as small as lemon).
  17. Now make it round and flatten it with your palms.
  18. Apply a little ghee on the polyethylene sheet as well,now keep the lump on sheet,add a little ghee on the top of it.
  19. Now cover the lump with the rest of the polyethylene sheet,press the lump gently with your palms . Slowly flatten/roll it with your palm and fingers.
  20. Don’t keep it too thin or thick.

  21. Step 2  Cooking Upvaas Thalipeeth/Sabudana Thalipeeth
    1. Take a Pan/Tava and Pre-heat.
    2. Lubricate the flat pan with some ghee.
    3. Now remove the Thalipeeth and keep it on the pan.
    4. Cook it with medium heat.
    5. After a minute , make a little hole in the center to add a little more ghee,also add  little ghee at sides.
    6. When it has been cooked (turn to golden brown in color) , flip it over and repeat.
    7. Repeat the process for the rest of the Thalipeeths.
    8. Looks brown on both the sides.
    Step 3 Serve it
    1 . Ready to serve with curd.

    Some Tips
    1. Thalipeeth size should be in 3-4 inch circumference .
    2. For proper cooking make holes in center of Thalipeeth and pour little ghee(while cooking).
    3. Cook Thalipeeth until it turn golden brown.
    4. Don’t keep Thalipeeth to thick or thin.
    5. Use Non-stick Pan so that ghee intake will reduce.
    6. Always cook with lid close.
    7. Always use Organic product , it will make your food more tasty.

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Pithod is the one of our family favorite dish ,which had been shared in our family from generations.You will find various style of cooking for  Pithod ,but we are giving a steamed version of it, which is more healthier alternative .This is dry gravy ,we can have curry for this also.
We will be preparing Pithod in simple three step
  1. Preparing Pithod.
  2. Preparing Gravy.
  3. Garnish and Serve.
Step 1  Preparing Pithod

  1. Gram Flour (Besan) 1 cup.
  2. Asafoetida (Hing) a pinch.
  3. Turmeric powder (Haldi) 1/4 tbsp.
  4. Red chili powder 1/2 tbsp.
  5. Oil 2-3 tbsp.
  6. Salt to taste.
Preparation Pithod Method:
  1. Take a mixing bowl and add Gram Flour.
  2. Add Hing(Asafoetida).
  3. Add Red chili powder.
  4. Add Salt.
  5. Add Oil.
  6. Add little water in it.
  7. And mix it well.
  8. Put this mixture into steamer (you can use Idly or Dhokla Steamer) and steam it for 10 minutes.
  9. Let it cool for 5 minutes.
  10. Cut into the small Square pieces (Pithod).

Step 2 Preparing Gravy

Gravy Ingredients

  1. Onion (2 medium).
  2. Asafoetida (Hing) a pinch.
  3. Turmeric Powder (Haldi) 1/4 tbsp.
  4. Red chili Powder 1/2 tbsp.
  5. Coriander Powder 1 tbsp.
  6. Garam Masala 1/4tbsp.
  7. Ginger paste(10 gram).
  8. Salt to taste.
Preparation Method:
  1. Take a Pan add little oil.
  2. Add Turmeric Powder.
  3. Add Red Chili Powder
  4. Add coriander Powder and stir for a minute.
  5. Add Garlic Paste.
  6. Add Onion Paste.
  7. Add Garam Masala.
  8. After 2 minutes Add salt to taste.
  9. Simmer it for 10-15 minutes.
  10. After 15 minutes add steamed Pithod in it.
  11. Add little water and let it cook for 5 minutes.
Step 3  Garnish
  1. Garnish it with coriander leafs.
  2. Ready to serve.

Some Tips
  1. Whisk gram flour batter properly their should not be any lumps in it.
  2. You can also prepare curry version of Pithod.
  3. Cut Steam Gram flour in different shape ,this will look appetizing.
  4. Use organic products your food will taste more tasty.
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Cabbage kofte is one of popular dishes in north India.
We will be providing you one more variant of it ,with a healthy twist we are making cabbage kofte healthy for people of all ages.This another dry curry. Already we had shared similar (Lauki kai Kofte ) dish but as curry form.
Cabbage Kofte compliments both chapati/Roti/Phulka and with rice.Remember food look more appetizing when you add more colors.
So let us start preparing one more delicious.
We will be preparing these in three steps
  1. Preparing Kofte.
  2. Preparing Gravy.
  3. Garnish and Serve it.
Step 1  Preparing Kofte

Kofte Ingredients
  1. Cabbage(1 medium).
  2. Onion (1).
  3. Green chili (2-3).
  4. Turmeric powder (haldi) 1/2 tbsp.
  5. Red chili powder 1/2 tbsp.
  6. Coriander powder (dhaniya) 1 tbsp.
  7. Gram Flour (2 spoon).
  8. Rice Flour (1 spoon).
  9. Corn flour 1 tbsp.
  10. Salt to taste.
Preparation Method
  1. Chop cabbage, take a mixing bowl and put chopped cabbage in bowl.
  2. Add chopped onion.
  3. Green chili.
  4. Gram flour.
  5. Turmeric powder.
  6. Red chili powder.
  7. Coriander powder.
  8. Rice flour and salt.
  9. Mix it .
  10. Make kofte (round/oval shaped ball) of mixture.
  11. Shallow fry them in appam maker.
  12. Turn Kofte on other side and wait till Kofte turn into golden brown.
Note: A healthy twist in this dish we can shallow fry Kofte in appam maker.

Step 2 Preparing Gravy

Gravy Ingredients
  1. Onion (2).
  2. Tomato (2).
  3. Mustard Seeds  1 tbsp.
  4. Turmeric powder 1/2 tbsp.
  5. Red chili powder 1 tbsp.
  6. Coriander powder 1 tbsp.
  7. Garam Masala 1/4 tbsp.
  8. Ginger (one pinch)
  9. Salt to taste.

Preparing Gravy
  1. Take a pan, put little oil in it.
  2. Add Mustard Seeds.
  3. Add Ginger.
  4. Addchopped onion and stir for 2 minutes.
  5. Add tomato and saute till tomato become soft.
  6. Addturmeric powder .
  7. Red chili powder.
  8. Coriander powder.
  9. Stir it for 2 minutes and add salt and Garam Masala.
  10. Leave it for 10 minutes on medium flame.
  11. After 15 minute put Kofte in gravy .
  12. Add little water and cook for 5 minutes.
Step 3  Garnish And Serve it
  1. Coriander leaves for garnishing and serve it.

Help yourself and enjoy the taste.

Some tips
  1. A healthy twist in this dish we can shallow fry Kofte in appam maker.
  2. Always have fried curries at lunch time , avoid having them in night time.
  3. Always use organic things , that will take your food to another level.
  4. Add enough Gram flour , so that it will help you to bind cabbage and also help cabbage to take oval shape.
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