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Cranberry Jam is sweet and sour bread spread. It has a rich and vibrant color that kids or even adults fall for it. Cranberries are in season now but are very sour and leaves a bitter taste when eaten raw. Tried this jam with fennel or saunf, to give it a very earthy aroma. Its easy to make with just 5 ingredients.

Cranberries is a popular superfood with 87% water content, 12% Carbs and moderate levels of Vitamin C and Dietary fiber. It has antioxidants which are good for immunity, reduces blood pressure. It reduces the risk of certain cancers and UTIs.

As its holiday time and families get ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas festivities, this Cranberry Fennel Jam can be a nice delish addition to the festive dinner table.

A video link to this recipe – https://youtu.be/gEZcQCkNpg4

INGREDIENTS:

  1. 2 Cups Cranberries
  2. 1 Cup Sugar
  3. 1 Cup Water
  4. 1 Teaspoon Fennel Seeds
  5. 1 Teaspoon Cornflour

PREPARATION TIME: 15 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:

  • Boil 1 Cup water and add in Fennel seeds to infuse its flavours
  • Add Sugar and let it dissolve
  • Add in the Cranberries , cover and let it cook for 5 minutes
  • Stir in between  and cook covered until the cranberries are mushy
  • Mash up the berries until a pulp like consistency is formed
  • Pour in cornflour mixed in 1/4 th cup water and  keep stirring
  • Cook until a thick consistency is achieved.
  • Pour  it in canning jars and close lid
  • Once cool refrigerate it.
  • Stays well in refrigerator for over a month.

Gajar Ka Halwa is a dessert, which is popular across India for any festive season. The taste of carrots, fragrance from the ghee, soft texture after its cooked and its aroma from cardamom.. oohh yum! With all the sweetness and nuts its a perfect dessert  for any occasion or celebration to indulge in it…..

INGREDIENTS:

  1. 700 gms of grated carrots
  2. 600 ml Milk
  3. 150 gms of Amul Milkmaid
  4. 150 gms of Sugar
  5. 2 Tbsp of Ghee
  6. 8-10 pcs of fine chopped Almonds
  7. 5-6 pcs of fine chopped Cashew
  8. 15-20 pcs of Raisins
  9. 1/4th tsp of cardamon powder

PREPARATION TIME : 1 Hour

PREPARATION METHOD:

  • In a pan add the grated carrot and milk.
  • Boil it till the time the carrot becomes little soft.
  • Add milkmaid and sugar to the carrot mixture.
  • Cook on the medium flame for 5 -10 minutes.
  • Add almonds, cashew, raisins and cardamon powder to the mixture.
  • Cook on the medium flame till the time carrot absorbs all the milk , sugar and milkmaid.
  • Add ghee to the carrot mixture and stir the carrot mixture till the time it starts leaving the ghee on the sides.
  • Switch off the flame and let it rest for sometime.
  • The halwa is ready to be served.

Serves :  7 -8 persons

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 233.2 Calories from Fat 77.4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.6g 13%
Saturated Fat 4.2g 21%
Trans Fat 2.2g
Cholesterol 16.8mg 6%
Sodium 131.2mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 34.8g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2.9g 12%
Sugars 28.7g
Protein 5.8g 12%

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

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

One of the classic dish of the british cuisine and Queen’s favourite breakfast dish is the simple yet delish Scones. Easy to make and is a melt in mouth delight. You just can’t call it a cake or a cookie! Its a fusion of both!

Bake this lovely treat this Christmas and New year and surprise you family and friends!
Its very easy and simple to prepare, eggless, less sugar, less butter, kids love it!
Ask your kids to help you out with it this winter vacations! They will surely love it.

INGREDIENTS:
1) 225 gms Plain flour
2) 50 gms Butter Cold
3) 100 gms Sultanas/Raisins
4) 40 gms Castor Sugar
5) 150 ml Milk
6) 1 Egg beaten for egg wash/Milk

PREPARATION TIME: 30 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:
* Line the baking sheet and pre heat the oven at 220 degrees
* In a bowl mix flour and butter till breadcrumb consistency
* To above mix add sugar and sultanas
* In the middle pour milk and fold in the mix till no dry flour left
* Knead a little to gather the dough together
* Flatten with the hands till 2 cm thick disc
* Cut 12 small rounds or 8 big rounds with cutter
* Place them on baking sheet and brush the top of scones with egg wash or milk
* Bake for 15-20 minutes till top is golden brown in color
* Cool on wire rack and serve with jam, honey, cream, or butter

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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