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Laddoos  or a small sweet ball, originated in Indian Subcontinent. It is made out of  a combination of flour, nuts, ghee, and sweetner. It was originally used for medicinal purposes. Laddoos are delectable to the tongue and is liked by all ages.

Laddoos are of many varieties and each fulfill a nutrient in the body. basically these laddoos are immunity and strength builders.  One can make Ragi laddoos (whole wheat +ragi), Mueseli Laddoos (whole wheat + Mueseli) , Methi laddoos ( Whole wheat + Methi powder) etc.

Laddoos are also known as panjiri laddoos or Jaape ke laddoos. This variety has a number of ayurvedic or natural strenght giving ingredients like Cloves, Nutmeg, mace, Kamarkas Edible gum etc.  It is the most common variety as its given to new mothers or lactating mothers.

Today we are preparing Whole Wheat and Flaxseed Laddoos! Flaxseeds are rich in Omega 3 and dietary Fiber. Flaxseed improves Cholestrol and Lowers Blood Pressure.

INGREDIENTS:

  1.  2 1/2 Cup Atta or Whole Wheat
  2. 1/2 Cup Suji or Semolina
  3. 1/2 Cup Alsi or Flaxseed Powder
  4. 1 Cup Bura Cheeni or Powdered Sugar
  5. 1 teaspoon Elaichi or Cardamom Powder
  6. 1/2 Cup Almond Pulsed or Grounded
  7. 1 Cup Ghee or Clarified Butter

PREPARATION TIME: 1 Hour

HOW TO PREPARE:

  • Grind Almonds and Keep Aside
  • Grind the Sugar if using Granulated Sugar and keep aside
  • In a dry Wok, Dry roast Atta until it becomes aromatic and golden in colour
  • Add in Suji and Flax seed Powder,  Keep roasting till colour gets little darker
  • Add in Ghee and mix well until the atta gets wet and crumbly.
  • Add Elaichi powder, mix and keep cooking on low flame, stirring in between .
  • Once a nutty aroma comes, take it off flame and let it cool
  • Once its cool and you can touch it , add grounded almonds and powdered sugar, Mix well.
  • If mixture gets dry  and not forming laddoos then add little hot ghee.
  • If Mixture is too wet add more almond flour.
  • Make Laddoos and keep it in air tight containers.

 

Sabudana cutlets or Sago vadas are traditional deep fried snack recipe from the western and eastern region of India. Sabudana cutlets are crunchy from outside and soft from inside. It is a quick and easy snack with teatime and is healthy and nutritious. To make it more healthy and calorie less, I have baked it instead of deep frying.  Best served with green Mint Chutney and Masala Tea.

Recipe of Mint Chutney –  https://www.desispiceworld.com/cuisines/coriander-mint-chutney/

Recipe of Masala Tea – https://youtu.be/E3cRUz2bWP4

INGREDIENTS:

  1. 1 Cup Sabudana / Tapioca Pearls
  2. 2 Potatoes
  3. 1 Green Chilly
  4. 1/2 Cup Fresh Coriander
  5. 1/2 Teaspoon Jeera / Cumin
  6. 1/2 Teaspoon Roasted Coriander seeds
  7. 1/4 Cup Roasted Peanuts (Optional)
  8. 1 Lemon Juice
  9. 1/4 Teaspoon Jeera/Cumin Grounded
  10. Salt to taste
  11. Black pepper to taste

PREPARATION TIME:  8 hours

HOW TO PREPARE:

  • Soak Sabudana pearls in water for about 4-5 hours.
  • Coarsely ground roasted Peanuts and keep aside
  • Boil potatoes, peel and mash them
  • Drain Sabudana Pearls and add them to mashed potatoes
  • Throw in chopped coriander and green chilly
  • Add Salt, Black Pepper, Jeera / Cumin Seeds, Coriander seeds and Cumin Grounded
  • Add grounded Peanuts and Lemon juice
  • Mix well till the mix is like a soft dough consistency
  • Make small cutlets, rolls or balls and set them on a greased tray
  • Apply a layer of oil on each roll and put it to bake for 40 minutes at 250 degree Celsius
  • Keep turning the sabudana cutlets and apply oil on other side as well
  • Let it bake until golden brown and crunchy from outside
  • Serve  healthy and hot Sabudana Cutlets with Mint Coriander Chutney at teatime or at parties
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 220.5 Calories from Fat 49.5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.5g 8%
Saturated Fat 0.7g 4%
Trans Fat 3.8g
Cholesterol 0.1mg 0%
Sodium 56.9mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 43.5g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3.6g 14%
Sugars 1.6g
Protein 4.1g 8%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Rajasthan, the land of Maharajas, is famous for its rich culture. But what makes the state distinctive and popular is its cuisine. Due to scarcity of water and fresh green vegetables they cook the food that could last for several days and could be eaten without heating. Today in “Jai Ki Rasoi Se” made very yummy and delicious dish called “Dahi Wale Kale Chane”. It is very common dish in this region. This dish can be served with any Indian Bread or Flavoured Rice.

Ingredients
1. Chickpeas (Kale Chana) – 250 Grams
2. Curd (Dahi) – 1 Cup
3. Gram Flour (Besan) – 1 Table Spoon
4. Red Chilli Powder (Lal Mirch Powder) – 1 Table Spoon
5. Coriander Powder (Dhaniya Powder) – 1 Table Spoon
6. Cumin Powder (Jeera Powder) – 1 Tea Spoon
7. Whole Spice Powder (Garam Masala Powder) – ½ Tea Spoon
8. Dry Mango Powder (Aamchoor Powder) – 1 Table Spoon
9. Cumin Seeds (Jeera) – ½ Tea Spoon
10. Carom Seeds (Ajwain) – 1 Tea Spoon
11. Turmeric Powder (Haldi Powder) – 1 Tea Spoon
12. Rock Salt (Kala Namak) – 1 Tea Spoon
13. Ginger Garlic Paste (Adrak Lasoon Paste) – 1 Table Spoon
14. Slit Green Chillies (Kati Hari Mirch) – 5 to 6
15. Finely Chopped Green Coriander (Barik Kata Hara Dhaniya) – 1 Bunch
16. Finely Chopped Green Chillies (Barik Kati Hari Mirch) – 2 to 3
17. Oil – As Per Requirement
18. Salt According to Taste

Preparation
1. Note: Soak chickpeas by adding over night or 6 8 hours before preparation. Pressure cooker till you get 4 to 5 whistles. Switch of the gas and allow the pressure to get subsidize. Drain the water and keep aside
2. In bowl add curd, gram flour, coriander, cumin, whole spice & dry mango, rock salt and normal salt according to taste. Mix all the ingredients and keep aside

3. Heat oil in a pan or kadai, once the oil is hot add cumin, carom seeds and finely chopped green chillies. Cook till oil gets the flavours

4. Add ginger garlic paste. Cook till the moisture gets evaporated

5. Now add red chilli & turmeric powder. Mix and cook till oil get separated from the masala

6. Add curd mixture and drained water of the boiled chickpeas. Mix and cook till it come to a boil

7. Add the boiled chick peas and mix. Cover and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or till oil get separated

8. Finaly add the finely chopped green coriander and cook for another one minute

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

Fried Rice is a dish of cooked rice that has been stir-fried in a wok or a frying pan and is usually mixed with other ingredients such as eggs, vegetables, seafood, or meat. But today in “Jai Ki Rasoi Se” used very simple ingredients like Paprika Powder & Lemon Juice and made “Paprika Lemon Fried Rice”. This dish can be served with curd or raita

Ingredients
1. Cooked Rice (Paka Huwa Chawal) – 250 grams
2. Finely diced Potato (Barik Kata Aloo) – 1 Medium Size
3. Finely Chopped Green Coriander (Barik Kata Hara Dhaniya) – 1 Bunch
4. Ginger Garlic Paste (Adrak Lasoon Paste) – 1 Table Spoon
5. Slit Green Chillies (Kati Hari Mirch) – 5 to 6
6. Black Cumin Seeds (Shahi Jeera) – 1 Tea Spoon
7. Red Chilli Powder (Lal Mirch Powder) – 1 Table Spoon
8. Turmeric Powder (Haldi Powder) – ½ Tea Spoon
9. Lemon Juice (Nimbu Ka Ras) – 2 Table Spoon
10. Oil – As Per Requirement
11. Salt (Namak) – According to Taste

Preparation
1. In a bowl add cooked rice, red chilli powder, lemon juice and season it with salt according to taste. Mix all the ingredients and keep it aside

2. Heat oil in frying non-stick pan or kadai, once the oil is hot add the black cumin seeds and cook them till the oil get its flavour

3. Add finely diced potatoes, very little salt and mix them. This will help potatoes to get cooked fastly. Cover and cook for 3 to 5 minutes or till potatoes become soft

4. Now add ginger garlic paste turmeric powder and slit green chillies. Mix and cook till mositure from the paste gets evaporated.

5. Add the mixed rice that you kept aside. Mix gently and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes

6. Finally add finely chopped green coriander. Mix and cook for one more minutes

7. Now the dish is ready can be served with curd or raita

Kosambari south Indian salad made from pulses and tempered with mustard seeds. These salads are sometimes eaten as snacks, but usually as a part of full course meal in Udupi cuisine. Kosambari is made as a prasaad or offering to GOD during Ganesha Chaturthi and Rama Navami. During Varamahalakshmi and Gowri festivals women exchange kosambari along with turmeric and vermilion to celebrate.

INGREDIENTS:

  1. 1 Cucumber Chopped
  2. 1 Tomato Chopped
  3. 1/2 Cup Moong Dal
  4. 1 Carrot Grated
  5. 1 Tablespoon grated Coconut
  6. 1 Green Chilli finely Chopped
  7. 1/2 Cup Fresh Coriander
  8. 1 Lemon Juice
  9. Salt to taste
  10. Pepper to taste

FOR TEMPERING (Optional):

  1. 1 Tablespoon Oil
  2. 1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  3. A Pinch of Asafoetida
  4. Few Curry Leaves

PREPARATION TIME: 15 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:

  • Soak Moong Dal for an Hour in Warm water
  • Grate Carrot and Coconut and Keep it in a bowl
  • Add in Chopped Cucumber and tomato
  • Add in finely chopped green chilli, Salt and Pepper
  • Pour in Lemon Juice, Fresh Chopped Coriander Leaves
  • Drain water from Moong Dal and add dal to the above salad
  • Mix everything and Pour the tempering over it
  • For Tempering: Heat Oil and crackle mustard seeds
  • Add Asafoetida and curry leaves to oil
  • Pour the tempering over the salad and mix it
  • Serve Chilled as a side or a Salad

Modak is a sweet dumpling, can be fried or steamed.
Modaks have a special importance in the worship of the Hindu God Ganesha. It is believed to be his favorite food. Ganesha worship ceremony, known in India as Ganesh Chaturthi the puja always concludes with an offering of twenty-one modaks to the deity and as prasaad. Modaks made with rice flour shell are preferred for this purpose, however, wheat shell version are also used. Innovative recipes for modaks have also been created. These include banana nachni modak, motichoor modak and chocolate modak.

INGREDIENTS:

  1. 1 Cup Rice flour
  2. 1 Cup water
  3. 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  4. 2 Teaspoon Ghee/Clarified butter
  5. 3/4 Cup Jaggery
  6. 3/4 Cup Fresh grated Coconut
  7. 1/2 Cup Cashew Nuts Powdered
  8. 1/4th Teaspoon Cardamom powder

PREPARATION TIME: 1 Hour

HOW TO PREPARE:
* In a pan boil 1 cup water, add 1 teaspoon ghee and salt
* Add Rice flour and keep stirring to avoid lumps
* Keep aside covered to cool and the rice flour to cook in steam
* Break jaggery into smaller pieces for it to melt quickly
* In a wok, add 1 teaspoon ghee, add jaggery, keep stirring for it to melt
* As it melts, add in coconut, Cashew and cardamom powder
* Take it off heat and mix and keep aside to cool
* In a plate take out the cooked rice flour and knead it till every bit comes together
* Oil hands and take a bit of white dough and make balls
* Similarly make out 10 more balls from the rest of the dough
* Spread one portion of the dough into a round disc, thinning edges with your fingers
* Stuff one portion of the coconut jaggery mixture
* Gather the dough together in tiny pleats and press lightly to form a cone at the top
* Make all modaks and place them in a steamer tray
* Steam them for 10 minutes
* Serve the Modaks in a decorative plate and add Ghee on the top of it

 

Tamarind Rice or Puliyogare is one of the famous common rice recipes prepared in all South Indian states. Puli here refers to “sour taste” in food. Its easy to prepare and can be categorised into bachelor or simple recipes. You can reuse leftover rice for this recipes. Puliyogare is one of the Best and quick Lunch and Dinner Ideas.

INGREDIENTS:
1) 1 1/2 Cups Rice
2) 1/2 Cup Dried Tamarind
3) 4 Teaspoons Chana Daal
4) 4 Teaspoons Urad Daal
5) 1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
6) 1/4 Teaspoon Asafoetida
7) 1 Teaspoon Coriander Seeds
8) 1/2 Teaspoon Fenugreek Seeds
9) 2 Dried Red Chillies
10) 2 Green Chillies
11) Few Curry Leaves
12) 1/2 Cup Peanuts
13) 1 Cup hot water
14) 1 Teaspoon Turmeric
15) Salt to taste
16) 3 Tablespoon oil

PREPARATION TIME: 40 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* In a pan dry roast the peanuts and keep aside to cool
* In a pan Dry roast fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds, grind to make powder
* In a bowl add hot water to tamarind and keep soaked till soft
* Once its soft, mash it and take out the tamarind pulp
* In a deep vessel, cook rice till done and strain extra water and keep aside
* In a wok, heat oil and add chana daal and saute it
* Add Urad daal, mustard seeds, red chilly, green chilly, and asafoetida
* Saute till mustard seeds crackle, add curry leaves and turmeric powder
* Finally add in peanuts, and half of coriander and fenugreek powder
* Add in the tamarind pulp and cook for a minute till it boils
* Add in Cooked rice and salt and give it a good mix
* (Optional) – Add in more chillies according to your taste
* (Optional) – Add in more tamarind pulp if more sour taste
* (Optional) – Garnish with Fried brown onions
* Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and lemon wedges

INGREDIENTS:
1) 1 Cup Besan/Chickpea Flour
2) 1 Teaspoon Eno Fruit salt
3) 1/2 Teaspoon Chopped Green Chilli
4) 1/2 Teaspoon Grated Ginger
5) 1/4 Cup Yogurt
6) 3/4 Cup Water
7) Salt to taste
8) 3 tablespoon Oil
9) Few Curry Leaves
10) 1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
11) 1 Tablespoon Sugar
12) 5-6 Green Chillies slit lenght wise/ Dry Red Chilli
13) 1 Pinch Asafoetida/Hing
14) 1/3 Cup water
15) Fresh Chopped Green Coriander to garnish(optional)
16) Fresh grated Coconut to garnish (Optional)

PREPARATION TIME: 30 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Grease the Idly stands with little oil and keep aside
* In a bowl take besan, add water and curd and mix well till no lumps are there
* Add Green chilli, grated ginger and salt to taste, Mix well
* Add 1 tablespoon of oil and eno fruit salt, mix well
* Pour the besan batter on idly stands and steam for 10-15 minutes
* After it is cooled, take out the idly shaped dhoklas and arrange them on serving dish
* In a pan heat 1 tablespoon oil and crackle mustard seeds
* Add Asafoetida and sugar, mix once and add water
* Cook till sugar dissolves and then pour on the idly dhoklas
* Garnish with fresh coriander, fresh grated coconut and slit green chillies

Curd rice or Dahi Chawal is a simple delicacy from south India. Mainly taken as part of a meal, but its a comfort food in itself.
Easy preparation and is loved by kids, bachelors, and ready to go meals!
Its very popular among the south states of Andhra Pradesh, Kerela, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Its a savoury dish as compared to the sweet dahi chawal of north India!

INGREDIENTS:
1) 2 Cups Cooked/Leftover Rice
2) 2 Cups Curd/Yogurt/Dahi
3) 1/2 Cup Grated carrots
4) 1/2 Cup Grated Broccoli
5) 1/4 Cup Grated Ginger
6) Few Curry Leaves
7) 2-3 Green Chillis
8) 2 Tablespoon Oil
9) A Pinch of Asafoetida
10) 1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
11) Salt to taste
12) Black Pepper/Red Chilly to taste
13) Pickle and coriander leaves for garnish

PREPARATION TIME: 30 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* In a Pan heat oil, add Asafoetida and crackle mustard seeds
* Add Curry leaves, Grated Ginger and green chillies, saute for a minute
* Add Broccoli and carrots, saute at low heat till carrots get soft
* Add rice and mix well, Keep aside to cool it
* In a separate bowl beat the curd and add salt and pepper
* Mix the salted curd with the rice into a thick paste like consistency
* If needed take more curd or simply add a little water
* Garnish with coriander leaves and serve chilled/room temperature with a pickle
* Any kind of rice can be used in this recipe

Sabudana Khichdi is a staple recipe from  the western region of India. It is made with soaked Sago or Tapioca pearls, peanuts, vegetables and spices.  One of the basic recipes prepared during fasting days or navratra festival days.
Sabudana or sago is a processed plant starch pearls made from cassava root. It is rich in carbohydrate and has negligible fat content.

INGREDIENTS:

  1. 2 Cups Sabudana/Tapioca
  2. 1 Onions Chopped
  3. 1 Tomato Chopped
  4. 1 Potato Diced
  5. 1/2 Cup Peas
  6. 1/4 Cup Groundnuts
  7. 1 Teaspoon Jeera/Cumin Seeds
  8. 1 Teaspoon Salt
  9. 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  10. 1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  11. Pinch of Asafoetida /Hing
  12. 2 Tablespoon Oil
  13. 1 Lemon juice
  14. Few Coriander leaves to garnish

PREPARATION TIME: 10 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:

  • Soak Sabudana in water for overnight, drain and keep aside
  • In a wok, heat oil and crackle jeera/Cumin seeds
  • Add in Hing, Turmeric powder and Potatoes and cook till soft
  • Add Onions, Tomatoes, and peas and cook for few minutes
  • Add Salt, Red Chilli powder and Groundnuts
  • Finally add soaked and drained sabudana and mix well
  • Sprinkle some lemon juice and garnish with coriander
  • Serve hot and enjoy!
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