Healthy Pumpkin Soup In Just 25 Minutes

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Soups are the best option in healthy food dishes. They are very nutritious and also provide enough fluids in the body. There are plenty of soup options available in the culinary world, but making soup takes so much time in this rush and busy life. Do you know that there are many soup dishes which you can make in less than 20-30 minutes? You don’t need to compromise your health because of this busy life. So, one of the quickest soup recipes is pumpkin soup.

Pumpkin Soup-Karth Food Factory
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Pumpkin soup is very healthy, and it can be made very quickly. It is prepared with pumpkin puree, vegetable stock, onion, and garlic. Pumpkin soup is mostly consumed in the United States, and it is the famous thanksgiving in the United States. This soup is packed with vitamins and antioxidants, which help in boosting immunity, helps in weight loss, and also reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Overall, it is highly beneficial for health.

Make this easy pumpkin soup with this pumpkin soup recipe.

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Per bowl of pumpkin soup consists of 34 kcal

  • Carbohydrates 20g
  • Protein 5g
  • Fat 9g
Prepare time: 10 min
Cook: 15 min
Ready in: 25 min

 

Ingredients 

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  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic, finely chopped
  • 250 gms pumpkin, roughly chopped
  • 1 stick of celery
  • 500 ml vegetable stock
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Fresh coriander leaves to garnish
  • Black pepper to garnish

Method

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  1. In a pressure cooker add, oil, chopped onion, ginger, garlic, pumpkin, and celery stick. Mix well.
  2. Now add vegetable stock and stir well.
  3. After that, add cayenne pepper and mix properly.
  4. Then close the cooker and let it cook on a medium flame for four whistles.
  5. After four whistles, open the lid and turn off the flame. Blend the soup with a blender.
  6. Strain the soup with a siever while transferring it to the bowl.
  7. Now, serve it into a serving bowl and garnish it with fresh coriander leaves and black pepper.

The tasty and healthy pumpkin soup is ready to serve. You can serve it hot or cold. So, enjoy your soup, and don’t forget to follow Karth Food Factory for such quick and easy recipes.

Tasty & Crunchy Methi Khakhra

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Have you ever been to Gujarat and tasted its staple food like thepla, dhokla, khandvi and khakhra. Do you miss Gujarati khakhra and wish to try it again. Then don’t worry, your wish is fulfilled. Now you don’t have to visit Gujarat to relish crunchy masala khakhra because now you can make this quick Appetizer at home with a quick and easy recipe. So, today’s Gujarati special is Methi khakhra.

Khakhra is a snack or thin cracker prepared with dough of wheat flour, chickpea flour, salt, spices and oil. It is originated in Gujarat and served during breakfast and as an evening snack. It has many variants like jeera, pudina, pav bhaji, and methi khakhra.

So without wasting time, let’s begin the khakhra recipe

  • Per khakhra contains 65 kcal
  • Carbohydrates 48g
  • Protein 8g
  • Fat 11g
Prepare time: 10 min
Cook: 30 min
Ready in: 40 min

Ingredients

Flour
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  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp dry fenugreek/ Kasuri methi
  • ¼ cup chickpea flour
  • 2-3 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ¾ tsp cumin seeds
  • ¼ tsp red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste

Method

Tasty & Crunchy Methi Khakhra
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  1. Take a mixing bowl, add chickpea flour, wheat flour, chickpea flour, dry fenugreek, salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, cumin seeds, and oil. Mix everything well.
  2. Now add water occasionally and knead soft dough.
  3. Cover and keep it aside for 20 minutes.
  4. After that, grease your palm with oil and knead the dough again.
  5. Take a small portion from the dough and make a ball.
  6. Then flatten the ball with your hands and coat it with wheat flour.
  7. Roll it into a thin roti with the help of a rolling pin.
  8. Heat a flat pan, and lower the flame.
  9. Now place the roti on the pan and roast it from both sides.
  10. Now press the thepla with a small bowl from both sides and roast it until crisp.
  11. Repeat the same process to make some more doughs.
  12. Methi Khakhra is ready to serve.
  13. Transfer all khakhras in an air-tight container.

Serve it with singdana dry chutney, or you can also munch it with tea. Enjoy this crunchy Gujarati snack.

Munch On the Tasty Bengali Street Food: Jhalmuri

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Nomoshkar! To everyone who loves to eat Bengali food. I hope you all guessed that from where today’s recipe belongs. Yes, it is from Kolkata, West Bengal, and its name is “Jhalmuri.” So, before jumping on to the recipe, let’s get some knowledge about Bengali cuisine.

Bengali cuisine is emphasized on fish, vegetables, and lentils with rice and its many food traditions are drawn from social activities. It is known for its different use of flavours and desserts. Rather than food served all at once, Bengali cuisine uses the French cuisine style in which the food is served in courses, and it has the only traditionally developed multi courses.

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Bengali street food is also very popular, and one of the most popular street foods is Jhalmuri. That means spicy, and the muri mean puffed rice. Thus, it is a spicy muri made with puffed rice, chickpeas, mustard oil, chanachur, spices, and vegetables. It is not only famous in India but also in other parts of the world. It first gained popularity in London by British chef Angus Denoon. He tried the jhalmuri in Kolkata, and then he started selling it on the streets of London. So, this was all about it. Know it’s time for the jhalmuri recipe.

Per serving of Jhalmuri contains 250 kcal

Carbohydrates 5.02g

Protein 4.5g

Fat 3.7g

Prepare time: 20 min
Cook: 5 min
Ready in: 25 min

Ingredients

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For Bhaja Masala

  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 2-3 green cardamom
  • 1 tbsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • A pinch of salt

For Jhalmuri

  • 1 cup puffed rice
  • 2 tbsp chana jor garam
  • 1 fresh green chilli, chopped
  • 2 tbsp sev
  • 1 tbsp white peas, boiled
  • 2 tbsp onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp black chickpeas, soaked
  • 2 tbsp tomato, chopped
  • 1 tsp bhaja masala
  • ½ small potato, boiled & chopped
  • 2 tbsp mustard oil from pickle
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp fresh coconut, chopped

Method

Munch On the Tasty Bengali Street Food: Jhalmuri
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For Bhaja Masala

  1. In a pan, add all ingredients and dry roast them until fragrant.
  2. Once it cooled down, transfer it into a mixer grinder and grind it into a fine powder.
  3. Transfer it into a bowl and keep it aside for further use.

 

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For Jhalmuri

  1. In a mixing bowl, add all ingredients one by one.
  2. Now mix it properly.
  3. Serve it into a bowl.

The Bengali Jhalmuri is ready to serve. Relish this tasty Bengali street food to calm your evening hunger.

Sweet & Crispy Murmura Laddu Recipe

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Puffed rice and light in weight and are good for health, it controls blood pressure, promotes energy, strengthens bones and helps in weight loss. It has so many benefits and should be consumed regularly but eating only puffed rice is boring. So, why not try something new, something tasty, something sweet with puffed rice. So, let’s try the puffed rice laddu or murmura laddu recipe.

Murmura Laddu
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In India puffed rice is known as murmura. Murmura laddu is an Indian version of rice crispies treats and it has been served and consumed for ages in India. It is made with murmura and gud (jaggery), this combination makes this dish healthier. This is also good for kids and it is sweet in taste as well as very crunchy.

Per Laddu contains 85 kcal

  • Carbohydrates 20g
  • Protein 1g
  • Fat 0%
Prepare time: 10 min
Cook: 15 min
Ready in: 25 min

Ingredients

  • 100 gm murmura (puffed rice)
  • 250 gm Gud (jaggery)

Method

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  1. Take a pan and heat it on a high flame.
  2. Once the pan is heated, turn the flame to a low temperature.
  3.  After that, add jaggery and let it cook on low flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Now increase it to medium flame, and let the jaggery melt, cook for 2-3 minutes and stir well.
  5. Once it is completely melted, cook it again for 2 minutes and lower the flame.

Note: Take some water on a plate and add a little amount of melted jaggery to it; if it’s dissolved in water, then cook for few more minutes, and if the syrup floats on the water, then it is ready.

  1. Turn off the flame and add puffed rice occasionally in small quantity and mix in between.
  2. Mix it properly and let the mixture cool for a few minutes.
  3. To make laddu, keep a spoon in this mixture and Take water in a bowl.
  4. Grease your palm with cold water.
  5. Now cut some small portion of the mixture and roll it into a ball.
  6. Similarly, with the same process, make laddu from the remaining mixture.

Note:

  • Firstly, avoid using oil to make laddu.
  • Second, grease your palm with water before making each laddu.

Munch this Indian rice treat with tea or milk and satisfy your sweet tooth.

De-Stress Your Mind With Caffeine Free Herbal Butterfly Pea Tea

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Are you stressed due to overwork and late hours at work? Or are you a homemaker who doesn’t get me-time? Or you are too worried about the exam grades that you are unable to relax? Well, here is a quick recipe for this delicious, healthy, and easy to make butterfly pea tea.

Butterfly pea tea or Thai blue tea is an earthy flavoured tea, a caffeine-free herbal mixture made by seeping either dried or fresh leaves of the Clitoria ternatea plant.

It also enhances the mood, but it comes with various health benefits like rejuvenation and lessening of wrinkles and signs of ageing, improving the growth of hair, and reducing stress.

Herbal Butterfly Pea Tea
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Prepare time: 5 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Ready in: 10 mins

Ingredients

Herbal Butterfly Pea Tea
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Preparation

  1. Take a saucepan and start boiling the water.
  2. If you are using fresh flowers, cut the green bottoms of the flower; otherwise, the dried flower can be used as they come.
  3. Once the water has boiled, turn off the stove and put the flowers in the saucepan, and cover it with the lid.
  4. After 5 minutes, strain the tea into another container.
  5. While the water is still warm, add honey and sugar(either simple or brown sugar, whatever you prefer) and stir properly.
  6. Now, take about ¼ – ⅓ of the tea into a glass with ice and add two teaspoons of lime juice. You will observe that the blue tea turned purple.
  7. Next, top up the drink with either soda or just plain water.
  8. You can put a slice of lime to garnish the tea.

The tea can be consumed like plain hot tea also. Most people prefer to drink it hot, while some people choose to have it like a magical cold drink with soda. If you want to have hot tea, do not add ice and soda to it.

7 Amazing Plant Based Breakfast Ideas

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Breakfast is the most important and essential meal of the day. It helps in fueling the human body with protein, vitamin, minerals and also helps in energizing it. So, one should not skip breakfast. As per Ayurveda, one should consume breakfast within 2 hours after waking up. Eating anything in breakfast is not a solution. You should load your breakfast with protein, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins, and healthy fats. Vegetables, milk, soy, and fruits are very healthy and good for breakfast. A Plant-Based Breakfast is a perfect way to start the day.

Eating plant-based food has many health benefits. It contains antioxidants, which keeps the cells healthy and strengthens the immune system to fight against germs and viruses. It also helps in reducing inflammation, maintaining body weight and reduces the risk of diseases. Vegan meals are high in fibre, which lowers cholesterol, stabilize blood sugar and good for gut health. Apart from that, it also hydrates the body and improves skin health and gives glowing skin.

While planning your vegan breakfast, make sure your meal is healthy and avoid using sugar and fat. A vegan food plate must be colourful and should consist of an equal amount of protein, fibre, antioxidants, and minerals. There are many options of vegan foods are available, but you need to choose the healthy one. So, avoid deep-fried foods like crackers and fries. Instead of that, try to eat salad, fruit chaat, smoothie, shakes, porridge, and many more.

So, are you interested to know about healthy vegan food? Then, here are some plant-based recipes for you that are perfect for breakfast.

1. Breakfast Skillet

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The Plant-Based Breakfast skillet is perfect and cooked within few minutes. All you need is coconut oil, diced potatoes, sliced bell peppers, chopped onions, spinach, mushroom, maple syrup, cheese, salt, and seasonings. To make it, firstly, heat coconut oil and then add potatoes and cook them from both sides until golden brown. After that, add bell peppers and onions and cook until tender. Then, add salt, pepper, and seasoning and stir. Now, add the spinach and mushroom and cook for 5 minutes. Once cooked, add maple syrup and cook until the spinach is wilted and finally, top it with cheese. Voila, the skillet breakfast is ready to serve.

2. Choco Chip Banana Pancake

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Pancakes are the favourite breakfast for everyone. To make it healthier, add some banana and instead of using flour, use oats. Use coconut milk or almond milk and top it with chocolate chips and nuts like almonds and cashews. It would taste delicious, and don’t forget to drizzle it with honey.

3. Quinoa Porridge

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It is a Light Vegan Breakfast, loaded with fibre, high in protein and gluten-free. Make the quinoa porridge with quinoa flakes, almond milk, cinnamon powder, coriander powder, vanilla essence and brown sugar. Add them to a saucepan and allow everything to boil. Once boiled, transfer it into a bowl and top it with blueberries or strawberries.

4. Muesli Breakfast

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A bowl full of muesli is a quick plus healthy breakfast. It is loaded with nutrition and lots of health benefits. To make it, in a bowl, add muesli, yoghurt, banana or any other fruit you prefer. Top it with nuts and berries, and finally, drizzle the maple syrup.

5. Cookie Dough Oats With Chia

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To make your morning hassle-free, prep this dish at night. In a bowl, add almond milk and soak oatmeal, vanilla essence, and chia seeds in it overnight. In the morning, add some fruits and nuts. Also, drizzle honey or maple syrup over it to add flavour. Voila, the breakfast is ready.

6. Mint Chocolate Green Smoothie

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This smoothie is the perfect Plant Based Diet Breakfast, which will fill your gut and satisfy your chocolate craving. Its green colour and tempting flavour will make you fall in love with this smoothie. This smoothie is rich in antioxidants as it contains spinach, banana, ground flaxseeds, and to give a sweet twist, add a little amount of dark chocolate. That’s all it is, ready to be gobbled.

7. Vegan Coconut Rice Pudding

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This amazing vegan breakfast is super healthy and yummy. It is packed with the goodness of coconut milk, rice, vanilla, and cardamom. Just pour all ingredients in a saucepan and cook until rice is perfectly cooked. Once cooked, serve it hot and top it with honey or maple syrup and berries. Tada, it is ready to be relished.

So, these were some exotic plant-based breakfast recipes. As per Ayurveda, vegan food helps in balancing all chakras and doshas. Ayurveda emphasis the plant-based diet because plant carries the highest amount of energy. Once you started following it, you will see the immense change. You will feel more energized and healthy.

A healthy vegan diet is not only good for humans but also for the ecosystem. God has created so much plant-based food for humans, then why harm any animal. Eating vegan food, don’t hinders the life cycle and also good for the planet earth. So, let’s promote veganism and live a healthier life.

Therefore, enjoy plant-based food and know more about such recipes and food blogs follow Karth Food Factory. Till then, stay safe and Bon Appetite!

10 Types Of Indian Pickles You Must Try

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The one thing without which Indian food is complete is the pickle. Pickle is a part of the meal, and it is served with breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can eat it any time. It makes an incomplete meal complete. It is the best travel companion and can be paired with rice, khichdi, paratha, and poori. Indian pickles are famous worldwide, and there are varieties of pickle in India. This sweet and tangy pickle has won millions of heart.

There is always that one friend who brings a pickle in the lunch box. From kids to elder, everyone loves eating a pickle. You will be surprised if you see the types of achar prepared in India. It is spicy, tangy and sour. Pickle is called achar in India. You will find a jar full of pickle in every Indian household. Thanks to the Indian moms for blessing everyone with the tasty pickles. In India it is prepared with vegetables, spices, oil, and vinegar. Some pickles take 2-3 days to prepare, and some are made instantly.

In this blog, you will get to learn about the varieties of Indian pickles. There are some pickles that are prepared during summer, like raw mango because raw mango is the seasonal fruit, and carrot achar is prepared during winter because red carrots are widely available in winters. The pickle adds colour and taste to the food plate.

So, the following are some types of Indian pickles.

1. Lemon Pickle

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Lemons are the best for human health and are loaded with vitamin C, which is good for the skin. It also removes fat from the body. In India, it widely consumed, and you will find it in every Indian household. Lemon pickle helps in boosting immunity and enhances the taste of food. Pair it with poor or rice; you feel heavenly. There are two types of lemon pickle one is sweet and the second one is sour. The sweet lemon pickle contains lemon slices, turmeric, salt, and jaggery. In a sour lemon pickle, jaggery is not added. So, it is summertime enjoy your meal with lemon pickle.

2. Mixed Pickle

If you love vegetables, then this pickle is made for you. It contains vegetables like carrot, raw mango, lemon, capsicum, onion, tomato, chillies, brinjal, cucumber, and garlic. It is very tasty and fits right with paratha. This pickle is one of the best Indian pickles. A mixed pickle is prepared by mixing all chopped vegetables and then oil, mustard seeds, turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt, and fenugreek powder is mixed in it. Toss well, and it is ready to serve.

Therefore, a mixed pickle is a must-have.

3. Raw Mango Pickle

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If you have not tasted mango pickle ever in your life, then are you sure you are living in India? It is the king of pickle and is prepared in every Indian household. There are Different Types Of Achar Recipes, but this one is a common and the most preferred pickle. The raw mango pickle or Kerry ka achar is the most popular in India. It is prepared during summer; it is tangy in taste and is very delicious. A Pickle can enhance the taste of any food. You can eat it either with puri, paratha, or rice.

Do you want to make raw mango achar? It is very simple to prepare raw mango achar. It is prepared with raw mango, mustard oil, onion seeds, fennel seeds, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, red chilli powder, turmeric, and salt. Keep it in sunlight and wait for 2-3 days until it is ready.

4. Carrot Pickle

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Carrot achar is the charm of winters. It is prepared during winter and is good for health. Carrot is good for the eyes and helps in improving vision. So, eating the carrot pickle for improving eyesight is not a bad idea. In Andra Pradesh, the carrot pickle is very spicy and tangy.

5. Onion Pickle

Onion pickle is another common pickle and prepared on daily basis. It is good for summer and is served as a salad. It is prepared by mixing sliced onions, lemon, chilli powder, and salt. The other version is prepared by adding vinegar and salt in shallots. It tastes good with Chinese food.

6. Tomato Pickle

If you love to eat tomato chutney with your meal but making it every day is not possible. In this case, make a tomato pickle, its sweet, spicy, and tangy taste will make your meal tastier. It is prepared with tomatoes, tamarind, salt, red chilli, fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds, curry leaves, salt and oil. Pair it with rice and see its magic.

7. Red Chilli Pickle

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Talking about pickle and not mentioned chilli pickle, is it even possible? You may wonder how can someone eat the red chilli pickle. Indian make everything perfect, and to make red chilli pickle sweet and spicy, jaggery is added to it. The red chilli is stuffed with spices mixture and then mixed with jaggery, oil and salt. Voila! The red chilli pickle is ready. Eating it with puri and paratha is the best option.

8. Green Chilli Pickle

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Indian loves to eat spicy food, so you will find plenty of spicy pickle in the country. Green chilli achar goes best with rice and plain paratha. It is mixed with turmeric, red chilli powder, salt, oil and spices.  Athana mirch pickle is very tasty. It is widely prepared and consumed in Rajasthan. Athana pickle is less spicy compared to another green chilli pickle.

9. Beetroot Pickle

Beetroot is healthy and helps in increasing haemoglobin and cleansing the body. Eating boiled beetroot is not possible for everyone. You know why? If it is served as a pickle, then it will be finished within few minutes. Beetroot pickle is tasty and it is very easy to make this pickle. All you need is beetroot cubes, water, salt, mustard seeds, peppercorns, sugar, vinegar, and cinnamon. So, eat this pickle and make your meal tasty and your body healthy.

10. Capsicum pickle

If you only eat capsicum in Chinese food, this time, eat it as a pickle. Mis the sliced capsicum with mustard oil, mustard seeds, chilli powder, fenugreek seeds, and salt. Serve this pickle with fried rice; it will taste heavenly.

So, these were some Types Of Pickles In India, which are widely famous and consumed. The khatta meetha achar is everyone’s favourite side dish. So, next time, if you want to eat something sour and tangy, eat the Indian pickles with your paratha and rice. If you want to make the delightful achar at home, follow Karth Food Factory and learn its recipe.

Have a Healthy Sweet, Cook This Lauki Ka Halwa

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We all go healthy from time to time, but the cravings for sweetness remain constant. And with so many vegetables available, how can one not experiment with it. Bottle gourd, commonly known as lauki is one of the vegetables which can be found in any season, and Indians being so fond of sweets, love to include lauki in their sweets too, like lauki ka halwa.

Since lauki comes with health benefits like reducing stress, helps in weight loss, benefits the skin, and much more. It can be used to cook halwa, which won’t be unhealthy. And if you are a mom who is constantly worried about your child not eating lauki, you may want to try this recipe right away.

Kids are always fond of Sweets, and this halwa includes lauki which will be beneficial for them. The lauki ka halwa doesn’t take so long to be cooked; this can be a quick go-to sweet.

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Prepare time: 10 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Ready in: 45 mins

Ingredient

  • 4 tablespoons ghee
  • 2 cups tightly packed, grated lauki
  • 500 ml of milk
  • 7-8 tablespoons sugar
  • 5-6 green cardamoms, crushed
  • 3-4 tablespoons, chopped almonds, cashews, and pistachios
  • 1 tablespoon raisin

Preparation For Lauki Ka Halwa

  1. Start by peeling and grating the lauki.
  2. Now, heat the ghee in a pan on medium flame and add lauki to it.
  3. Saute lauki until the moisture is all dried up.
  4. Next, add 2 cups of full-fat milk and mix it really well.
  5. The milk will start boiling, so keep stirring until ¾ of the milk has reduced and absorbed.
  6. Add sugar and chopped nuts and mix well.

The halwa will gradually start thickening, and there would not be any liquid left. Switch off the flame, then.

Mysore Pak, The Famous Sweet From Mysore

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Mysore Pak is a super delicious sweet of Mysore, which requires mainly three things besan, ghee, and sugar.

Mysore Pak is a rich in-mouth melting sweet, where Pak refers to the sugar syrup. It was made in the palace of Mysore, and that is the reason it is named so. Scroll down for the Mysore Pak recipe.

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Prepare time: 5 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Ready in: 25 mins

Ingredients

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  • 1 ¼ cups sugar (200 to 210 grams)
  • 100 grams besan (gram flour)
  • 1 cup ghee
  • ½ cup of water

Preparation

  1. Firstly take all the 3 ingredients, sugar, besan, and ghee.
  2. Sieve the besan once or twice to clean it and remove any dust particles.
  3. Now take a pan and grease it with some ghee.

Making Mysore Pak

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    1. Now put sugar in a heavy thick bottomed Kadai.
    2. Add water to the sugar.
    3. On a medium-low flame, heat the sugar syrup.
    4. Keep stirring so that the sugar dissolves.
    5. Meanwhile, take ghee in another pan on a low flame, let it melt.
    6. The ghee should hot when we add it to the besan mixture.
    7. Let the sugar solution boil, and then add besan to it.
    8. Stir the besan briskly with a wire whisk so that it dissolves with the sugar solution.
    9. Now, add ghee in parts. First, add a ladle full of ghee. You will observe a lot of bubbles and frothing in the besan mixture.
    10. The moment you add ghee, mix it with the besan with the help of a spoon or spatula.
    11. Keep the flame medium-low or medium.
    12. Mix really well.
    13. All the ghee will be absorbed well first, and you will notice a smooth molten besan mixture. Now, with non-stop stirring, cook the besan mixture on a medium-low flame.
    14. The mixture will soon start to leave the sides of the kadhai or pan.
    15. When the mixture comes together, continue the stirring and scraping.
    16. When you start to see many small bubbles and holes in the mixture, then take off the pan of the stove.
    17. Quickly tilt the Kadai and pour the whole mixture into the pan.
    18. Level it with a spatula.
    19. Let the Mysore Pak mixture become warm or cool down.
    20. Once warm or cooled down, then just keep the mixture on a chopping board or tray or plate. Tap the sides and the bottom of the pan. The Mysore Pak block falls off easily.
    21. Slice the Mysore Pak into rectangular or square pieces however you want it to be.
    22. Store in an air-tight container. It stays good for about a week to ten days at room temperature.

Serve homemade Mysore Pak as a festive sweet to your friends; they will love it.

Enjoy The Palatable Appetizer Chicken Satay Skewers

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It’s a weekend, and you are spending time with your family. While playing games, your kids are demanding snacks. Then, why not make chicken satay? It is a Southeast Asian dish of seasoned, skewered, and grilled meat.

The chicken satay was originated in Indonesia and is also declared as a national dish of Indonesia. Other than Indonesia, it is very famous in Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Singapore. It is made with chicken marinated with coconut milk, soy sauce, and spices. The chicken satay is served with an authentic sauce called satay sauce. This sauce is prepared with peanut butter, soy sauce, fish sauce, and coconut milk.

It is the famous street food of Singapore, and you can buy this dish from any restaurants and satay vendors in Singapore and other South Asian countries. In Singapore, people use bamboo skewers or midribs of coconut palm frond to make chicken satay.

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It is super easy to make the chicken satay skewers at home. The chicken satay is very tasty and your kids will love this dish. You can use any skewers if bamboo skewers are not available. Make this dish with the chicken satay recipe.

Per serving contains 228 kcal

  • Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Protein: 17g
  • Fat: 14g

 

Prepare time: 45 min
Cook: 15 min
Ready in: 1 hr

Ingredients

For Chicken Skewers

  • 3 chicken breast, cut into long thin stripes
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 200 ml coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger

For Satay Sauce

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  • 3 heaped tsp smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 200 ml coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • juice of 1 lime

For Serving

  • 1 fresh red chili thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes
  • 1/4 red onion, peeled and finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp roasted peanuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

Method

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For Chicken Skewers

  1. In a large bowl, add chicken breast strips, soy sauce, garlic, coconut milk, cumin, ground coriander, and ground ginger. Mix and marinate them well until the chicken breast stripes properly coated.
  2. Now, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. After 30 minutes, arrange the marinated chicken in skewers.
  4. Then grease the griddle pan with oil.
  5. Now grill on a griddle pan until cooked thoroughly or for 10 minutes. You can also cook them on the barbeque.

For Satay Sauce

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  1. In a pan, add peanut butter, soy sauce, chilli flakes, coconut milk, fish sauce, brown sugar, ground coriander, and lemon juice. Mix well and stir.
  2. Cook on medium flame until thickened. Stir in between.
  3. Turn off the heat, and it is ready to serve.

For Serving

  1. Place a skewer on a plate and along with the bowl of satay sauce.
  2. Then sprinkle chilli flakes, fresh coriander, sesame seeds.
  3. Add chopped red onions and few roughly chopped peanuts on top of it.

The yummy chicken satay skewers are ready to serve. Make it at home and enjoy this lip-smacking dish with your clan.

Try The Indian Version Of Mexican Taco

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Street food is the lifeline of every city. Wherever you go, it is the food especially street food which recognizes the country or place. It tells so much about the food culture, local and their cooking method. The taco chaat is one among them.

India is known for its delicious street food and so is Mexico. Both Indian and Mexican cuisines are incredibly famous and most preferred, and when dishes of both countries are combined, it becomes relishing and different.

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So, let’s make a fusion dish with Mexican taco and Indian chaat. Taco is a Mexican street food that was brought by Spanish people to Mexico; it is a half-folded tortilla and topped with a filling.

It can be made with a variety of fillings, and it is topped with Guacamole or cream. Whereas chaat is Indian street food, originated from the Uttar Pradesh state of India. It is a savoury snack, which is made with potato pieces, puffed rice, curd, chutney and chopped onion, tomato and chillies.

There are enormous varieties of chaat, and their ingredients also vary from each other. In this dish, the Mexican taco is filled with Indian chaat and then garnished with curd and chutney. Make this unique chaat at home with this taco chaat recipe.

Per serving contains 203 kcal

  • Carbohydrates 92g
  • Proteins 32g
  • Fat 81g
Prepare time: 20 min
Cook: 15 min
Ready in: 35 min

Ingredients

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For Taco Shells

  • 1.5 cups wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp suji (semolina)
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • ¼ tsp carom seeds
  • 1 tbsp red chilli powder
  •  Water as required
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • Oil for frying
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
  •  2 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp salt

For Chaat

  • ½ cup potatoes, boiled, diced
  • ¼ cup tomatoes, chopped
  • Take ¼ cup boiled corns
  • ¼ cup pomegranate seeds
  • ¼ cup oats (toasted)
  • 2 tbsp masala chana dal
  • 1 tbsp green chillies, chopped
  • 5-6 tbsp jaggery, date & tamarind chutney
  • 2 tbsp spicy mint chutney
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Curd whisked
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  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • Chaat masala to taste

Method

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For Taco Shells

  1. In a mixing bowl, add wheat flour, suji, Ghee and mix well.
  2. Add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, carom seeds, chopped coriander leaves, mix well.
  3. Add water and knead tight dough. Cover with a wet cloth and rest for 30 minutes.
  4. Now divide it into equal dough balls and take a ball and flatten it with your hands and roll it into a thin chapatti.
  5. Use a cookie cutter to cut into mini circles and prick it with a fork.
  6. Heat oil in a wok and deep fry the mini-disk on low flame, and while frying the shell, fold the disc into the half with the help of a tong.
  7. Fry the shells until golden brown and crisp.
  8. Transfer it on tissue paper. Let it cool and keep it aside for future use.

The delightful taco chaat is ready to serve.

Authentic Maharashtrian Modak Recipe

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Modak is considered Lord Ganesha’s favourite sweet, and thus this sweet is prepared during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival.

Modak sweet is mainly prepared in Maharashtrian households, and the most famous variant of modak is the Ukadiche Modak, which we will be preparing today.

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Tips to prepare perfect modak:

  • Do not let the dough be dry; otherwise, it won’t be easy to shape the modak.
  • Do not overcook the jaggery stuffing; it may result in the chewy and hard filling.
  • Put the right amount of water in the dough to avoid cracks in the modak.
  • Do not make the roti too thick or too thin.
Prepare time: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Ready in: 30 mins

Ingredients

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For Stuffing

  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • ½ tbsp Poppy seeds
  • 5-6 Cashew nuts, chopped
  • 5-6 Almonds, chopped
  • 3 cups Coconut, grated
  • A pinch Salt
  • 1½ cups Jaggery
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg powder
  • 1 tsp Cardamom powder

For Dough

  • 1½ cup Water
  • ½ cup Milk
  • A pinch Salt
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 heaped tbsp Sago flour
  • 2 cups Fine Rice flour
  • 1 tbsp Ghee

Other Ingredients

  • A pinch of Saffron, soaked in milk
  • Silverwork

Preparation

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For Stuffing

  1. Take a pan, add some ghee and heat it.
  2. Next, add poppy seeds, cashew nuts, almonds and roast them lightly.
  3. Then add grated coconut and roast it lightly for about 4-5 minutes.
  4. Now add jaggery to it and mix well till the jaggery is completely melted.
  5. continue to cook for almost 4-5 minutes or until it turns a little dry.
  6. After that, add cardamom powder, nutmeg powder, and mix really well.
  7. Turn off the flame. Allow the mixture to cool down.

For Dough

  1. In a pan heat some water and milk.
  2. Add salt, ghee, sago flour, and rice flour.
  3. Mix everything perfectly well.
  4. Now cover it and cook on low to medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  5. Remove it and then knead it well.
  6. Add some ghee to it and knead again in a proper soft dough.

For Making Ukadiche Modak

  1. Take out some lemon sized balls of the dough, apply some rice flour and roll it into a small roti with the help of a rolling pin.
  2. Fill the small roti like dough with the coconut filling and leave some space for folding it.
  3. Pinch the outer covering with your fingers into small pleats and then fold them up.
  4. Join them and cover the filling completely.
  5. Take a steamer and fill it with water and bring it to a boil.
  6. Now put the prepared modak on a plate and add some saffron soaked in milk to each one. Keep it in the steamer and cover it with the lid.
  7. Let the modak steam for about 10-12 mins.

You can also serve them with ghee as well.