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Dhokla is a very famous snack food from our Gujarati Cuisine. It is soft and spongy recipe which has a sweet and tangy flavours. Today we are giving the traditional khaman dhokla a change by replacing gram flour or besan with our very famous indian grain “Jowar”. So today’s recipe is Khaman Dhokla made by Jowar Flour.

INGREDIENTS:

  1. 1 Cup Jowar / Sorghum Flour
  2. 1/3 Cup Suji / Semolina
  3. 1/2 Cup Curd
  4. 1 Teaspoon Ginger – Green Chilli paste
  5. 1/2 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  6. 1 Teaspoon ENO Fruit Salt / Baking Soda
  7. 2 Teaspoon sugar
  8. A Pinch of Hing / Asafoetida
  9. Salt to Taste

FOR TEMPERING:

  1. 10-12 Curry Leaves
  2. 3-4 Green Chillies
  3. 1/2 Cup Coriander Leaves
  4. 1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  5. 2 Teaspoon Sugar
  6. 3 Teaspoon Oil
  7. 1 Cup Water
  8. 1/2 Lemon juice
  9. Salt to taste
  10. 1/2 Cup Grated Fresh Coconut

PREPARATION TIME: 30 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:

  • Grease the Dhokla tray and keep it ready
  • Put the steamer on the flame and let it be ready
  • In a bowl mix together Jowar flour, suji and curd till a thick batter
  • Add in salt, sugar, hing, Lemon juice and Ginger Green Chilli paste and mix well
  • Add water to make the batter to a pouring consistency
  • Rest the batter for 5 minutes and then finally add the ENO salt and mix well
  • Immediately pour the batter on the greased tray, Spread evenly
  • Steam for 10 – 15 minutes and then take it off flame and let it cool
  • Once cool, cut it in little squares or diamonds and temper it
  • Tempering:
  • Heat Oil and crackle mustard seeds, curry leaves and green chilly
  • Take off flame and add in salt, sugar and lemon juice, mix well
  • Add in Water and give it a boil
  • Spread this tempered water on the dhoklas evenly
  • Garnish with Chopped fresh coriander leaves and Grated Coconut
  • Serve with tea or in breakfast.

Tahini, is a Chutney or a dip or a sauce made from toasted white sesame seeds. Tahini is  used and made mostly in Eastern Mediterranean, the Caucasus, Middle East, and parts of North Africa. Now Word wide famous for it tangy and sharp taste, is being loved by all. This recipe is light and easy, best for lunch and dinner ideas. Recipes with chicken and tahini are yum as the food combination is a deadly one.

INGREDIENTS:
  1. 1 Chicken Breast
  2. 8 Bread Slices
  3. 1 Onion
  4. 1/2 Capsicum
  5. 1/2 Cup Hung Curd
  6. 3 Teaspoon Tahini paste
  7. 2 Teaspoon Mayonnaise
  8. 2 Teaspoon Black Sesame Seeds
  9. Salt to taste
  10. Black pepper to taste

FOR TAHINI PASTE:

  1. 1/2 Cup White Sesame Seeds
  2. 3-4 Garlic Cloves
  3. 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  4. 1 Teaspoon Olive Oil
  5. Salt to taste

PREPARATION TIME:  15 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:

  • In a pan Boil Chicken Breast piece in water till its cooked
  • Don’t drain and throw the water as it can be used for soup or as chicken stock
  • Slice the Onion and Chop the Capsicum, keep aside
  • We’ll make Tahini Paste first –
  • In a dry pan roast the white sesame seeds till its light golden
  • Put the seeds in a grinder and grind it to a crumb texture
  • Add Olive oil and salt and give it a grind again
  • Add Lemon juice and garlic cloves and grind it to a smooth, creamy and runny paste
  • In a bowl pull apart and shred the chicken breast
  • Add Sliced Onions and Chopped Capsicum to chicken
  • Sprinkle Salt, Black pepper and Black Sesame seeds to chicken and mix it well
  • Add Hung Curd, Mayonnaise and Tahini to Chicken and give it a good mix
  • Spread this chicken mix on one slice of bread and cover it with another slice
  • Put the Sandwich in sandwich maker and let it grill away
  • Once brown and golden take out and serve hot!

When people looking to escape the busy city for a few hours to enjoy simple, unpretentious and wholesome food the favourite place that first come to mind is “DHABA”. Today in “Jai Ki Rasoi Se” made a simple and delicious vegetarian dish called “Aloo Chana Malai in Dhaba Style”. This goes well when served along with Roti, Naan, Phulka or Paratha

Ingredient
1. 250 gm Roughly Chopped Potatoes (Kate Aloo)
2. 100 gm Black Chickpeas (Kala Chana)
3. 1 Cup Onion Paste (Pyaz Ka Paste)
4. 1 Cup Tomato Puree (Tamator Ka Paste)
5. 1 Bunch Finely Chopped Green Coriander (Barik Kata Hara Dhaniya)
6. 1/2 Bunch Finley Chopped Mint Leaves (Barik Kata Pudina)
7. 1 Tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste (Adrak Lasoon Ka Paste)
8. 5-6 Slit Green Chilies (Kati Hari Mirch)
9. 1 Tablespoon Red Chili Powder (Laal Mirch Powder)
10. 1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi Powder)
11. 2-3 Tablespoon Fresh Cream (Malai)
12. 1 Teaspoon Caraway Seeds (Shahi Jeera)
13. Oil – As Per Requirement
14. Salt According to Taste

Preparation

  • Note: Soak black chickpeas overnight or minimum of 6 hours before cooking
  • Heat oil in a nonstick pan or kadai. Once the oil is hot add caraway seeds and allow them to splutter
  • Add ginger garlic paste and cook till the moisture from the paste gets evaporated
  • Now add onion paste and cook till it gets light brown
  • At this add roughly chopped potatoes & soaked black chickpeas and mix them. Season it will salt according to taste.
  • Cover and cook for 5 minutes or till potatoes & black chickpeas become soft
  • Now add dry ingridents like turmeric and red chilli powder. Mix and cook till oil get seperated from them
  • Add tomato puree & ½ glass water and mix them. Cover and cook for another 5 minutes or till oil get separated from it
  • Add finely chopped green coriander & mint leave and slit green chill. Mix and cook it for another one minute
  • Finely add cream and mix it. Cook for another one minute
  • The dish is ready to be served with any Indian bread

My maternal grandmother (Nani Ji) use to be very excited and happy during Navratri. She use to prepare very yummy dishes during these nine days. Today in “Jai Ki Rasoi Se” made yet another dish called “Sabudane Ki Khichadi in UP Style”. This dish is dedicated to my nani ji.

Ingredients
1. 250 gm Soaked Sago (Bhigoye Huwa Sabudana)
2. 1 Cup Green Paste of Green Coriander, Chillies & Mint (Hare Masale Ka Paste)
3. 1 Cup Tomato Pure (Tamator Ka Paste)
4. 2 Medium Size Roughly Chopped Potatoes (Kate Aloo)
5. 2-3 Slit Green Chillies (Kati Hari Mirch)
6. 4 Tablespoon Roasted Peanut Powder (Bhuni Mungphali Ka Powder)
7. 10-15 Finely Chopped Curry Leaves (Barik Kata Curry Patta)
8. 1 Tablespoon Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
9. Oil – As per Requirement
10. Rock Salt (Sendha Namak) – As per taste

Preparation:
1. In soaked sago add roasted peanut powder and salt according to taste. Mix all ingredients and keep it aside

2. Heat oil in a non stick pan or kadai. Once the oil is hot, add cumin seeds and curry leaves. All them to crackle

3. Add roughly chopped potatoes and mix. Cover and cook till potatoes become soft

4. Add the green paste. Mix and cook till oil get separated from the it

5. Now add tomato pure and mix. Cover and cook till oil get separated from the it

6. Now add sago mixture and mix it. Cover it and cook it for 5 minutes on a slow flame

7. Finely add slit green chillies and cook for a minute

8. The dish is ready to be served hot with thick curd

My maternal grandmother (Nani Ji) loves to eat green leafy vegetables in any form like Palak, Maat, Methi, Soya and Hara Dhaniya etc.. “Jai Ki Rasoi Se” churned out a traditional and one of her all time favourite dishes “Kale Chane Ka Saag”. This dish is dedicated to my nani ji.

Ingredient
1. 50 gm Black Chickpeas (Kala Chana)
2. 4 Bunches Finely Chopped Spinach (Barik Kati Palak)
3. 2 Bunches Finely Chopped Amaranth Leave (Barik Kati Maat)
4. 1 Bunch Finely Chopped Dill Leaves (Bari Kata Soya Leaves)
5. 1 Bunch Finely Chopped Green Coriander (Barik Kata Hara Dhaniya)
6. 1 Tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste (Adrak Lasoon Ka Paste)
7. 1 Medium Size Finely Sliced Onion (Kati Pyaz)
8. 5-6 Slit Green Chilies (Kati Hari Mirch)
9. 1 Tablespoon Red Chili Powder (Laal Mirch Powder)
10. 1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi Powder)
11. Oil – As Per Requirement
12. Salt According to Taste

Preparation
1. Note: Soak black chickpeas overnight or minimum of 6 hours before cooking
2. Heat oil in a nonstick pan or kadai. Once the oil is hot add finely sliced onion and cook till it becomes light brown

3. Add ginger garlic paste and cook till the moisture from the paste gets evaporated

4. Now add soaked black chickpeas. Mix and cook for 2 to 3 minutes

5. At this stage wash and add the finely chopped spinach, amaranth leave, dil leave & green coriander. Mix them well. Cover and cook for 2 minutes, by doing this greens will start leaving it mositure which will help in cooking the black chickpeas

6. Now add all dry ingridents like turmeric, red chilli powder and season it with salt according to the taste. Mix all and add ½ cup of water, cook it on low flame till oil get seperated from them and black chickpeasare completed cooked

7. Finely add the slit green chill and mix it and cook it for another minute

8. The dish is ready to be served with any Indian bread

Navaratri is one of the big festivals that is celebrated widely across the country. During these nine days people fast and variety of dishes by using most common ingredients like Sabudana, Rajgira ke Aata Peanuts, Potatoes, Vrat Ke Chawal (Bhagar/Sama/Barnyard Millet), Kuttu Ka Aata, Sweet Potato, Arbi etc. Today in “Jai Ki Rasoi Se” used Vrat Ke Chawal to make very yummy and delicious dish called “Vrat Ke Cutlet” Which is served with Tamator Ki Chutney

Ingredients
1. 1 Cup Barnyard Millets (Bhagar/Samo Ke Chawal)
2. 100 gm Boiled Potatoes (Ubale Aloo)
3. 1 Tablespoon Finely Chopped Green Chilies (Barik Kati Hari Mirch)
4. 1 Tablespoon Finely Chopped Curry Leaves (Barik Kati Curry Patta)
5. 1 Tablespoon Finely Chopped Green Coriander (Barik Kata Hara Dhaniya)
6. Oil – As Per Requirement
7. Rock Salt (Sendha Namak) – According to Taste

Preparation:
1. In a mixer jar add barnyard millets and grind into a powder

2. In a kadai or non stick pan boil 2 ½ cups of water along with ½ tea spoon oil and rock salt

3. Once the water comes to boiling point add the powdered barnyard millets. Mix it and esnure there are no lumps formed. Cook it for at aleast 3 to 4 minutes. Keep it aside to get it cool

4. In a vessel add cooked barnyard, grate boiled potatoes, finely chopped green coriander, chillies and curry leaves. Season with salt according to taste

5. Mix all the ingredients and keep aside for 5 minutes.

6. Apply oil on your palm and make thick patties or cutlet

5. Heat oil in a non-stick tawa, once the oil is hot place the cutlet. Cook both side till they are golden brown and crispy

7. Serve the cutlets with any chutney

                                       

A muffin is an individual-sized, baked bakery product. It can refer to cupcake-like quick bread. Using same technique and Dosa Batter in “Jai Ki Rasoi Se” given a different avatar and made “Baked Cheese Uttapam Muffins”. These are served with coconut chutney

Ingredients
1. 2 Cups Dosa Batter
2. 50 gm Grated Cheese
3. 1 Tablespoon Finely Chopped Green Coriander (Barik Ka Hara Dhaniya)
4. 1 Medium Size Finely Chopped Onion (Barik Kati Pyaz)
5. 1 Medium Size Finely Chopped Capsicum (Barik Ki Shimla Mirch)
6. 1 Medium Size Finely Chopped Tomato (Barik Kata Tamator)
7. 2-3 Finely Chopped Green Chillies (Barik Kati Hari Mirch)
8. 1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder (Lal Mirch Powder)
9. Salt – As per Taste
10. Oil to grease the molds – As per Requirement

Preparation:
1. Pre heat the oven at 180 degree for 10 minutes Take silicon molds, grease them with oil and pore dosa batter

2. Add finely chopped onion, tomato, capsicum green chillies & green coriander. Season with red chilli powder and salt according to taste. Finely add grated cheese

3. Place the molds in the baking tray. Add water in the baking tray at ½ inch level

4. Place the tray in the oven and bake it for 20 minutes at 180 degree

5. Remove baked muffins from mold in a serving plate and serve them with coconut chutney

Bambino has been synonymous to vermicelli and sphere of pasta products. These ultra-thin noodles are made of wheat semolina. They can be used in so many delicious ways. Such as Sweet Kheer, Savory Upma, or toss it with boiled vegetables for a wholesome Pulao. Today in Jai Ki Rasoi Se given a different avatar and made “Bambino Vermicelli in Schezwan Fried Rice Style”

Ingredients
1. Bambino Vermicelli – 250 Grams
2. Finely Chopped Garlic (Barik Kata Lasoon) – 1 Table Spoon
3. Finely Chopped Beans (Barik Kati Beans) – 50 Grams
4. Finely Chopped Carrot (Barik Kati Gajar) – 50 Grams
5. Black Pepper Powder (Kali Mirch Powder) – 1 Tea Spoon
6. Dry Red Chillies (Sukhi Lal Mirch) – 5 to 6
7. Soya Sauce – 1 Table Spoon
8. Schezwan Sauce – 1 ½ Table Spoon
9. Oil – As Per Requirement
10. Salt According to Taste

Preparation
1. Boil water in a vessel by adding 1 table spoon oil and salt according to taste.

2. When it comes to boiling add bambino vermicelli and cook till they become soft

3. Immediately drain out the water from the boiled vermicelli and keep aside

4. Heat oil in non stick pan or kadai. Once the oil is hot add finely chopped garlic and dry red chillies. Cook till garlic become light brown

5. Now add finely chopped beans and carrot. Mix all the ingredients and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or till they become soft

6. Add black pepper powder, soya & Schezwan sauce and season with salt according to taste. Mix all and cook for another 2 minutes.

7. Now add boiled bambino vermicelli and mix gently and cook for another 1 minute

8. Now the dish is ready to be served

Bach Baras is a hindu festival celebrated by mothers for their sons. On this occasion mothers start their day by worshiping A cow and it’s Calf. Bach means “calf” and baras means “twelve”. Bach Baras or Gau Vats Dwadeshi follows janmashtmi (lord Krishna’s birth day). Women who have male kids fast on this day, depriving themselves from eating wheat or any grains and foodstuff prepared by cow’s milk. They also avoid using knife. Nothing should be chopped, not even vegetables. They eat sprouts and Jowar or Bajra Rotis. It is believed that worshipping cow gives prosperity and longevity of kids.

Thali consists of –

Starters

  1. Sprouts of Green Moong – Sauted in little oil with Salt, Pepper and fresh Coriander and little Chaat Masala and Turmeric.

Main Course

  1. Kadhi – Cooked by mixing curd and besan(gram flour) and finished with some dried fenugreek leaves.
  2. Gatte ki Kadi – This Curry is made with onion and tomatoes and the “Gatte” is made by gram flour dough boiled and broken into small pieces and cooked together.
  3. Aloo ki sukhi sabzi – Made with boiled potatoes with salt, turmeric, red chilly powder, jeera powder and finished with fresh coriander leaves. Potatoes are not cut with knife but just roughly mashed up by hand.
  4. Jowar Roti – Jowar Roti or bhakri are one of the Indian Flat Breads made with Sorghum Flour
  5. Bajra Roti – Bajra Roti or bhakri are one of the Indian Flat Breads made with Millet Flour

Sides

  1. Green Mirchi ka Thesa/Thecha – Its a Maharashtrian side which brings quite a lot of excitement in the thali as its spicy and chatpata. Its a coarse mix of Green chillies, Fresh coriander, coconut, sesame seeds and garlic etc made by pounding the mix in a mortal and pestle.

Desserts/Sweets

  1. Bajre ki Churi – Its a healthy North Indian recipe made from crumbling leftover bajra rotis and mixed nicely with loads of ghee, nuts, Jaggery or sugar and fennel powder.
  2. Sattu ka Laddoo – Its a Recipe made during special occasions and festivals. Its kid friendly and healthy too. Sattu is basically roasted chana Dal Flour. Its made by dry roasting wheat flour till its golden and releases aroma and then mixing in sattu, sugar, nuts and cardamom powder. Finally ghee is added and mixed, rolled into laddoos.

North Indian curries usually have thick, moderately spicy and creamy gravies. Usage of dry fruits and nuts is fairly common, along with dairy products like milk, cream, cottage cheese and ghee (clarified butter). Yoghurt play an important role in the cooking these dishes. Today in “Jai Ki Rasoi Se” used one of the dairy products “Fresh Cream” to make “Tamator Methi Malai”. This dish goes well when served with any Indian Bread or Flavoured Rice

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Ingredients
1. Roughly Chopped Tomatoes (Kate Tamator) – 250 Grams
2. Finely Sliced Onion (Kati Pyaz) – 1 Medium Size
3. Cream (Malai) – 2 Table Spoon
4. Finely Chopped Fenugreek Leave (Barik Kati Methi) – 4 Bunches
5. Finely Chopped Green Coriander (Barik Kata Hara Dhaniya) – 1 Bunch
6. Red Chilli Powder (Lal Mirch Powder) – 1 Table Spoon
7. Coriander Powder (Dhaniya Powder) – 1 Table Spoon
8. Cumin Powder (Jeera Powder) – 1 Tea Spoon
9. Whole Spice Powder (Garam Masala Powder) – ½ Tea Spoon
10. Caraway Seeds (Shah Jeera) – ½ Tea Spoon
11. Turmeric Powder (Haldi Powder) – 1 Tea Spoon
12. Ginger Garlic Paste (Adrak Lasoon Ka Paste) – 1 Table Spoon
13. Slit Green Chillies (Kati Hari Mirch) – 5 to 6
14. Oil – As Per Requirement
15. Salt According to Taste

Preparation
1. Heat oil in a pan or kadai, once the oil is hot add caraway seeds and cook till oil get its flavours

2. Add finely sliced onion and cook it till they become light brown

3. Now add finely chopped fenugreek leave and green coriander. Mix and cook till oil get separated from it

4. Now add ginger garlic paste along with all dry powdered masalas like red chilli, turmeric, coriander, cumin, whole spice powder and season with salt according to taste. Mix all the ingredients and cook till oil get separated from them

5. Add roughly chopped tomatoes and mix them. Cover and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes or till they become slit soft

6. Finally add cream and slit green chillies. Mix and cook for a minute

7. Now the dish is ready to be serve with any Indian bread or flavored rice