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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.

 

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.

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.