Moongfali Chikki Recipe With Video/Easy Recipe of Peanut Bar or Gajak 

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Hope you all are doing great ! Now its the beginning of winter season. I love this winter season because of so many new varieties of different food. Chikki or gajak is one of them. I really love all types of Chikki but Moongfali Chikki is one of my favorite😄!  This Chikki will remember you your childhood days. As the flavour taste & crispiness is exactly like market style. You can make this Chikki very easily at home within 15 minutes.  You will not buy Chikki from market if you taste it. 

You can see this recipe on my YouTube channel- cradle of joy. Please show your live by hitting the subscribe  & like button😊😊! Here is the link-

INGREDIENTS

* Peanut/Moongfali- 1 cup

* Sugar- 3/4 th cup

* Jaggery- 2 tsp(crushed)

* Fennel seeds/Saunf- 2 tsp

* Ghee- 1 tsp

METHOD

* Take a nonstick kadahi, pour ghee. Add sugar and Jaggery-. Let it melt, Stir well on medium flame.

* After melting sugar, check it pouring one drop in a water bowl. If it is crispy it means it is ready. Turn off the flame. Be careful don’t overcook sugar. Just wait for the melting of sugar, there is no need of any one thread or two thread consistency of sugar syrup.

In the meanwhile grease the rolling board and the back of a steel bowl very well, please see the video.

* Add peanuts when sugar is melt. Mix it well and then turn it on the rolling board.

* Immediately flattened it with the help of greased bowl continuously. After flattening sprinkle fennel seeds or saunf and flattened it again.  Now  cut it with the help of a knife otherwise after cooling it down it would be difficult to cut according to your choice. Do immediately without waiting.

Wow !! Great , here is the crispy Chikki 

Thekua Recipe/Bihari Khasta Thekua Recipe With Video

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Hope you all are doing great! After Diwali🎆🎇, now the time to celebrate Chaath Puja. Chaath puja is basically celebrated in Bihar. It is a very big festival to thank Sun God for showering His blessings for the peaceful and happy life. Thekua is made on this puja. It is compulsory to offer Thekua to God. Today, I am going to share the recipe of Khasta Thekua. Not only on festive days this Thekua can be made on any ordinary day as it is very tasty & yummy. You can keep it for a longer time in a airtight container.

You can see this recipe on my YouTube channel- cradle of joy. Here is the recipe link.

INGREDIENTS

* Wheatflour- 2 cups

* Semolina/suji- 2 tsp

* Sugar- 3/4 th cup

* Green Cardamom- 4-5

* Fennel seeds/ Saunf- 2 tsp

* Ghee- 3 tsp/ 50 gm

* Oil- For frying

METHOD

* First make powder of cardamoms. Keep aside.

* Take a big bowl. Put flour, mix cardamom powder & fennel seeds or saunf. Add ghee and mix it well with hands.

* When we tight our fist with flour and if it binds then it is ready to add sugar. Add sugar and mix well.

* Add water slowly . Flour should be hard. So take care of adding water. Add water very carefully. It generally required 1/4 th cup of water to bind 2 cups of Flour. We should not make a dough like roti dough. It should be very hard.

* Now keep the dough covered for an hour or two.

* After an hour or two, you will see that the dough is now more moist than before. Now take a little part of flour and make the shape of thekua. You can see it in my video too. In the market design mould is also available. Keep the dough on the design mould and press it well. 

* Now heat the oil in a kadahi on low flamed burner. When oil becomes hot, put 2-3 prepared Thekua in the kadahi. Fry it well. When it becomes brown from both sides, take it out.

Your tasty Thekua is ready to serve.

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Lauki Barfi Recipe/ Bottle gourd Barfi Recipe With Video

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Hope you all will be preparing for Diwali celebration 😊 ! Diwali is a very big festival of Hindus. We can’t relate this great festival with only one religion. This festival is equally important for Sikhs & Jains. My opinion is to celebrate festival without connecting it to any custom or caste. I love Diwali as it is a festival of light. There are so much varieties of sweets generally offered to everyone. As I love cooking & making different types of sweets at home is my hobby. Well, today I am going to share Lauki ki Barfi or Bottle gourd Barfi Recipe. It is very much easy to make this Barfi at home . You can also make it on your fasting day. 

You can see this recipe on my YouTube channel- cradle of joy. 


INGREDIENTS

* Lauki/Bottle gourd- 1 kg

* Sugar- 2 cups

* Green Cardamoms- 4-5

* Ghee- 2 tsp

* Mawa- 250 gm

* Almonds- 8-10

*Cashews- 8-10

* Coconut Powder- 1/4th cup

METHOD

* First cut almonds & cashews into small pieces, keep aside.

* Make powder of cardamoms.

* Cut Lauki into two halves and peel off its outer layer. Wash it and then cut out its middle part of seeds. Now grate it and squeeze it. Put squeezed part in another bowl.

* Take a nonstick kadahi, pour ghee. Now put cahews and coconut. Roast it well.

* Put squeezed lauki in it and roast it on medium flame. It will take generally 10-12 minutes to be roasted . Stir it well.

* Add sugar and khoya. Keep stirring until all the mixture become dry.

* Greese a tray or a steel plate. Put the mixture in this plate. Smooth it well and press all almonds pieces equally.

* After cooling it, cut the pieces of Barfi and your tasty, health Barfi is ready to serve.

Besan Laddo Recipe/Gramflour laddu Recipe With Video

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Happy Karvachauth to all of you! Today is a very auspicious day for ladies. On this day married ladies do fast for the long life of their husband. It is a one day festival celebrated by Hindu women in Northern India, in which married women fast from sunrise to moonrise for the safety & longevity of their husband. I am a true believer of God and I also do fast for the long life of my hubby😊! Well, today I am going to share a recipe of besan laddu which can also be prepared on Karvachauth or any occasion. I made this laddu on Karvachauth and want to share recipe. 

You can also see the full video on my YouTube channel- cradle of joy. Here is the link-

INGREDIENTS-

* Besan/Gramflour- 200gm or 2 cups

* Ghee- 200 gm

* Sugar/Tagaar/ bura- 2 cups or 200 gm

* Green Cardamom- 5-6

* Cashews- 15-20

* Almonds- 8-10

* Pistachios/ pista- 8-10

METHOD-

* First cut all the dry fruits and keep aside.

* Take a nonstick kadahi and pour ghee. Add besan or gramflour and roast it on a medium flame burner. Stir it continuously.

* When besan becomes  brown or a nice smell start to come then add 1 tsp of water to make it grainy. 

* Again roast it for 5 minutes. Add dry fruits .Then keep it in other vessel and let it cool . 

* If you feel ghee is less then you can add more. Now when mixture cool down then mix cardamom powder and sugar/Tagaar. Make laddus.

Enjoy!!

Phool Makhane Ki Kheer/ Makhana Kheer Recipe With Video

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As we are celebrating Navratris nowadays to welcome Ma Durga. Generally most of us do fast for nine days. During fasting we can take fruits,milk products, dishes made by Kuttu ka atta, Singhara ka atta, sabudana and some vegetables by adding sendha namak/rock salt. But today I am sharing you the makhana Kheer recipe. It is very tasty and you should try this.

Here is a video of makhana Kheer recipe-

INGREDIENTS-

* Phool makhana- 2 cups

* Full cream Milk- 1 litre

* Sugar- 3/4 th cup

* Almonds- 8-9

* Raisins/kishmish- 9-10

* Green Cardamom Powder- 1 tsp

* Khoya/mawa- 3/4 cup (optional)

* Ghee- 1 tsp

METHOD-


* Cut makhana & almonds.

* Take a nonstick kadahi, pour ghee and roast makhana till it becomes brown, keep aside.

* Take a heavy bottom pan, pour milk. Let it boil. Add makhana and cook for five minutes.

* Now mix almonds, raisins and Mawa . Cook for 10 minutes.

* Mix sugar and stir it well.

Turn off the flame and your tasty makhana Kheer is ready to serve. First offer to Ma Durga and then serve to all.

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Kadah Prasad/Atte Ka Halwa Recipe With Video

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A very hearty welcome to Navratris to all of my readers ! Now the days to welcome Ma Durga ! For Kolkatans (like me😀), these are the days of full masti and dhammal. Ma Durga comes with her children once in a year, so these are the special days for everyone to worship Ma Durga. Ma always have a hand on her every child without making any discrimination so this is the time when we should show our love towards her by making so many dishes. Today I am going to share a recipe which is must for every Puja it is none other than Kadah Prasad or Atte ka Halwa. 

Here is the link of the video. You can see the full recipe.

INGREDIENTS-

* Wheat Flour- 1 cup

* Sugar- 1 cup

* Ghee- 1 cup

* Water- 2.5 cups

METHOD-

* Take a nonstick kadahi, pour ghee and wheat flour or atta.

* Roast it well on low to medium flame until it turns brown.

* Add water and let it dry till it dry.

Your tasty Kadah Prasad is ready .

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Besan(Gram Flour) Halwa Recipe/Non-Sticky Besan Halwa Recipe With Video

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Hope you all are doing great. Generally, halwa is liked by everyone. Halwa can be prepared by using wheat flour, semolina or suji and by besan. Besan halwa can also be taken when you are suffering from cold and cough. Today I am going to share besan or gramflour halwa recipe which can be easily prepared by using milk. Generally, when we make besan halwa it is sticky but by following this recipe you can make non – sticky halwa.

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INGREDIENTS-

* Besan/Gramflour – 1 cup

* Ghee- 1/2 cup

*  Sugar – 3/4 th cup

* Milk- 2 cups

* Almonds- 7-8

* Cashews – 7-8

* Green Cardamom Powder – 1 tsp

METHOD-

* Cut all the dry fruits and make powder of green cardamoms. Keep aside.

* Take kadahi, pour ghee and besan/gram flour, roast it well on low flame.

* It will take about 15-20 minutes for roasting. Don’t roast it on high flame.

* When it becomes brown then mix sugar, roast it for 1 minute. Add milk , dry fruits and cardamom powder and keep stirring till it becomes dry and halwa like consistency.

Great, your halwa is ready to serve.

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Ukdiche Modak Recipe Without Using Mould/ Pressure Cooker Ukdiche Modak Recipe With Video

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Hope you all are preparing for Ganesh Puja Celebration.  Happy Ganesh Puja  to all in advance🎇🎆 Ganesh Puja is celebrated in Maharashtra. We prepare many dishes on this big day. Modak is also one of them. There are many types of modak which can be prepared to please Lord Ganesha ! But today I am sharing ukdiche modak recipe which you can prepare in pressure cooker very easily and instantly. So those who are preparing modak at a very first time, even they can easily make it without taking any tension.

Here is the video of making modak. If you like my recipe then please share it and subscribe to my channel-

INGREDIENTS-


* Rice(soaked for 2hrs)/Rice flour-2 cups

* Fresh grated  coconut- 1.5 cups

* Jaggery- 1 cup

* Almonds- 8-10

* Cashews- 8-10

* Melon seeds- 2 tbs

*Raisins- 10-12

* Green Cardamom Powder- 2tsp

* Ghee- 2 tbs

* Salt- a pinch of

METHOD-


*  Make a smooth paste of rice. If you are taking rice flour then leave this step. Cut all the dry fruits and keep aside.

* Take a nonstick kadahi , pour ghee. Add the smooth paste of rice. Mix salt. Let it dry on medium flame. Keep stirring. When fully dried then turn off the flame.

If you are taking rice flour, as for 2 cups of rice flour add 1.5 cup of water and put flour in a boiling water. Now turn off the flame and cover it for 5 minutes. 

* Take out this mixture in a plate and knead well just like flour. You can add 1-2 tsp of water while kneading this dough. Dough should be smooth. Keep aside but cover it.

* Take another nonstick kadahi. Add a little bit of ghee and put jaggery. Let it melt then add coconut mixture and stir it. When it will be dried then mix all the dry fruits and cardamom powder. Stir it till it becomes fully dried. Turn off the flame and let it cool down.

* For making modak, take a small ball from the rice dough and flat it with your palms after rubbing oil. Fill the coconut filling and make plates of the dough with the help of your finger slowly. Make all the Modak- with the same process. You can see the process in my video.

* Take a pressure cooker and add 1 glass of water. For steaming I had used Idli stand. Grease it well and put all Modak in the idli stand. Now close the cooker lid without putting whistle. Steam it for 8-10 minutes.

* After 8-10 minutes, turn off the flame and take out all Modak- in a plate. First offer it to Lord Ganesha.

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Mawa Modak Recipe With Video (Without using Mould & Food Color) 

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Hope you all are doing great! Modak is the most favorite sweet of Lord Ganesh. Whenever we hear the word Modak then automatically we remember Ganesh ji, isn’t it?? It’s a famous dish of Maharashtra where everyone prepares Modak on Ganesh Utsav to please Him. Different types of modak can be prepared & Mawa Modak is one of them.

Well, today I am going to share the recipe of mawa modak without using any mould & Food color. It  is very easy to make. I tried various types of mawa modak as – Chocolate Modak, Kesar Modak, Coconut Modak & Pink Color Modak (Pinky Modak😊) You can see the full recipe on my YouTube channel,  here is the link-

INGREDIENTS-

*  Mawa – 250gm

* Powdered Sugar/ Tagar- 200gm

* Elachi Powder- 2 tsp

* Saffron strands – 7-8

* Coconut Powder- 2 tbs

* Turmeric Powder – 1/2tsp

* Beet juice- 2-3 tsp(For pinky modak)

METHOD-


* Roast khoya in a nonstick kadahi and roast it well until it dried.

* After roasting let it cool well.

* Mix sugar & elachi powder when mawa cool down propmawa .

* For Chocolate Modak-

Separate some mawa from the roasted one ,add chocolate powder and make modak by giving shape.

* For Kesar Modak-

Take some roasted mawa, mix Kesar strands already dip in water &turmeric. Give shape of modak.

*For Coconut Modak-

Add coconut powder in the roasted mawa &sugar mixture. Mix it well & make modak.

* For Pink Color Modak-

Add beet juice in the roasted mawa-sugar mixture . Make modak.

Your tasty modak are ready to serve.

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Homemade Mawa Recipe With Video

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How are you all? Hope you all are doing great. Now Rakshabandan festival is gone and more festivals are coming soon. I love festivals because they add joy and happiness in our boring routine schedule. It’s a known fact that sweets and festivals are interrelated. No festival is complete without making sweets. We can make mawa peda, gulabjamun, mawa cake, mawa modak and many more dishes from mawa.

Well, today I am going to share the homemade mawa recipe. This recipe is very much easy & everyone can make mawa at home. This one is a full proof recipe with all tips given in the video. Please like it and share it.

 

INGREDIENTS-

*   Milk – 2 litres ( Take as per your choice)

*  Milk Powder- 1 cup ( optional)

*  Cream/ Malai –  1 cup ( optional )

METHOD-

*  Boil milk in a nonstick kadahi on medium flame and let it thicker for some time. Keep stirring.

*  When milk remain one fourth then add both cream and milk powder. Stir continuously.

* Now milk becomes very much less and thickens. Turn off the flame .

Mawa is ready now.

You can make mawa and keep it in fridger in a air tight container. Whenever you need then just came out before 2 hours. You can make all tasty sweets with mawa.

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