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Chutneys are an essential part of any meal. They are made up of different fruits and vegetables or sometimes even the peel of the vegetable.  Its a pureed form or paste form of any fruit or veggie with spices and even a tempuring sometimes. Chutneys add a extra taste or dimention to a meal.

Today its Mango chutney, which is sweet in taste and is made up of half ripe or ripe mango. I have added paprika or red chilli too, for a spicy taste.  Looks so delectable and tempting. You can use Mango Chutney as a spread on bread or as a marinade for various meat cuts. Mango Chutney goes well with chicken wings, pork, and beef too.

I have not used vinegar as i am making in a small quantity to last a few days or probably a couple of weeks in refrigerator. Lets get started!

INGREDIENTS:

  1. 2 Ripe Mangoes
  2. 2 Tablespoon Oil
  3. 1/2 Cup Sugar /Jaggery
  4. 2 Dry Red Chillies
  5. 1 Teaspoon Panchphoran ( A mix of Cumin, Fenugreek, Fennel, Black Mustard and Nigella Seeds)
  6. 4-5 Peppercorns
  7. 1 Bay Leaves
  8. 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin / Jeera Powder
  9. 1/2 Teaspoon Paprika / Red Chilli Powder
  10. 1/2 Lemon juice
  11. Salt as per taste
  12. 1 Cup Water

PREPARATION TIME: 20 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:

  • Wash, Peel, de-seed and puree the mango. Keep aside.
  • Heat up oil, and crackle bay leaves, dry red chilli , peppercorns and panchphoran.
  • Add Mango puree and cook until all water reduces.
  • Add sugar and keep cooking on low heat
  • Add water to get the consistency you want.
  • Add Salt to taste and red chilli powder.
  • Keep cooking until it gets thick and looks like a thick paste.
  • Take it off heat and let it cool. Once warm enough to touch squeeze lemon juice.
  • Mix the juice in and let it cool further
  • For more spiciness add more red chilli.
  • Once cooled, pour it in jar and refrigerate.

 

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.