Masoor Dal Recipe/Masaledaar Dal/Tadka Recipe

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Hope you all are doing great. Dal is an integral part of our daily menu. Making same recipe everyday is really boring 😞! As we all know that eating dal daily is good and very healthy. Masoor dal is very nutritious and its its taste is really great. Masoor dal is always my favourite dish.

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


* Masoor Dal- 2 cups

* Onion- 1 ( Big size)

* Tomato- 1

* Bay leaves-1

* Cloves- 2-3

* Cinnamon powder- 1/4th tsp

* Turmeric Powder- 1/2 tbs

* Red chilli powder-1 tsp

* Coriander powder- 2-3 tsp

* Asafetida/hing- a pinch of

* Ghee- 2-3 tbs

* Coriander leaves- 1/2 cup


* Wash and soak masoor dal for for 2 hours.

* Pressure cook it for 2-3 minutes after one whistle .

* Take a kadahi and pour ghee. Put bayleaved and 2 cloves.

* Now make small pieces of the onion and mix it in the ghee. After roasting it well till it becomes dark brown add tomoto pieces and roast it .

* Mix turmeric powder,chilli powder, coriander powder and roast it until ghee separate.

* Add boiled dal and mix it very well .

* Boil it and add coriander leaves, cinnamon powder . Turn off the flame.

Your tasty dal is ready to serve

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Trip To Gangtok/Trip From Kolkata to Gangtok/Sikkim Tour

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Hope you all are doing great! It’s since a long time I had posted any article. Today I am not going to share my any recipe but want to share my own experience of visiting Gangtok city. It was a lovely experience. I really want to go there again.

You can enjoy by seeing my video on my channel cradle of joy. Here is the link-

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Tribute to My Brother😢

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I had not written a post since 28th December. It was the worst day of my life when I had lost my brother 😢!

Love you ,bhaiya

He was the only one in my life who could understand me better than anyone. He was an ideal man . He was the man who could handle responsibilities very well. Till now I am in great trauma why this all had happened to me. He was sooooo good that’s why God had taken him away from us. Why Bhaiya😢??

Now I can not write, forgive me and please always be with me as always. I was lucky to had a brother like him but now I am the most unluckiest sister in the world. Love you Bhaiya !

Eggless Biscuit Cake/Biscuit Cake Without Using Oven or Cooker/Perfect Spongy Eggless Parle G Biscuit Cake

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Hope you all are doing great. December is the month of celebrating Christmas 🎅& New Year🎆🎆 🎉! Two celebrations in one month😊😊 ! Christmas & Cake are auto related. We can’t celebrate Christmas without cutting a  cake 🎂 ! Today I am going to share a super easy, super spongy and tasty chocolate cake recipe which can be easily Cooked in a kadahi. Yes, you can make this cake in a kadahi , there is no need of an oven or pressure cooker. 

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


* Parle G Biscuits- 2 small packets

* Hide & Seek Biscuit- 1 packet

* Parle Milano- 1 packet

* Milk – 1.5 cup or as needed

* Sugar- 1 cup

* Oil- 1/2 cup

* Baking Powder- 1/2 tsp

* Baking Soda – 1/2 tsp

* Coco Powder- 1 tsp

* Dry Fruits- cashews & Pistachios (optional)

  Those who don’t want to make chocolate cake they can avoid chocolate biscuits and mix simple Parle glucose biscuits of another 2 packs.


 * Take a heavy bottom kadahi. Put a seperater in it. It should be fully covered while baking the cake. We are not putting any salt. Kadahi should be empty. Pre heat it for 5-7 minutes.

  * Crush all biscuits through a mixer grinder and make fine powder. Keep it in a big mixing bowl.

* Add coco powder, sugar and milk. Mix it well. The mixture should be of pouring consistency.

* Add baking powder & baking soda. Mix well 

* Grease the cake tin & pour the mixture into it. Pat it well to remove air bubbles.

* Decorate with dry fruits.

* Place the baking tin in the kadahi on a seperater  on medium flame and cook for 40-45 minutes. Check it regularly by a tooth pick. If it comes out clearly it means your cake is ready to serve😊 !

* When cake is baked then let it rest for 1 hour and then demould it. You can decorate this cake by chocolate syrup. Cut it into small pieces and serve to all.

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Leftover Khichdi Ki Poori/ Easy Puri Recipe From Leftover Daal or Khichdi

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Hope you all are enjoying winter days ! Nowadays Khichdi is a national dish. It is a very common dish in every Indian household. Whenever we are in hurry we generally prefer to make khichdi. Sometimes we couldn’t understand what to do from leftover khichdi because eating same dish is really boring😞 ! I actually remember the days when my mom made so many different dishes from leftover daal, khichdi and sabzi. She used everything so nicely that we couldn’t even think that it was made from leftover things😀! So today I also tried puri from leftover khichdi and believe me it is very tasty and yummy. My daughters love to eat it. So just have a look.

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


* Leftover Khichdi – 1 cup/ as per your choice

* Flour/Refined Flour or Atta- as needed

* Salt- as per taste

* Coriander leaves- 1/2 cup

* Potato- 2(optional)

* Oil- For frying


* Make a paste of khichdi and potato. If you are taking any dry sabzi just make a smooth paste in a mixer grinder.

* Take flour/Maida ,mix salt,Coriander leaves and knead with the batter of khichdi . Quantity of flour depands upon the quantity of khichdi. No need to use water. Knead only with khichdi. Make a hard dough.

* Now heat oil in a kadahi. Roll it like pueis by using some oil. Make tasty, easy and kids special puris  and serve hot .

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Gajrela Recipe/ Gajar Kheer/ Carrot Kheer Recipe

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Hope you all are doing great ! Now the winter season is going on & so time to make new dishes to welcome winter 😊!Gajrela or Gajar Kheer is an instant sweet dish to make. It is very easy and delicious dish. 

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


* Carrot/Gajar- 500 gm

* Full cream Milk- 1 litre

* Sugar- 200 gm

* Mawa/ Khoya- 100 gm

* Cashews- 10-12

* Almonds- 6-7

* Pistachio/Pista- 5-6

* Green Cardamom- 4-5


* Peel off and wash all carrots. Grate with the help of grater. Keep aside.

* Take a nonstick kadahi and boil milk. Mix grated carrots and stir it. Let it cook on medium flame for 8-10 minutes till carrots cooked and milk thickened. 

* Add mawa (it’s optional) , sugar and dry fruits. Let it cook for 4-5 minutes more. Turn off the flame and mix cardamom powder.

Your tasty carrot Kheer is ready to serve.

Restaurant Style Aloo Gobhi Matar Ki Sukhi Masaledar Sabzi With Video/Cauliflower Indian Recipe

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Hope you all are doing great! If you are also thinking about what to cook at dinner or lunch then let’s shake hand with me😊, because after preparing one meal , I began to think about next one. What to cook and how to cook the simple veggie to give or add a new taste so that hubby and kids will enjoy the food😀 ! So friends, here is a restaurant style recipe of aloo gobhi matar or cauliflower potato which is really very tasty and different from usual one. Try it once, I am 100% sure, you all will be happy to find a tasty recipe because ingredients are same but the way of cooking or method is different so try it and please share your views .

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* Cauliflower/Gobhi- 1 medium sized

* Potato- 4 (optional)

* Tomato- 2

* Onion- 3

* Ginger- a small piece

* Garlic- 4-5 cloves

* Peas- 1 cup

* Coriander powder-3 tsp

* Jeera Powder- 1 tsp

* Kashmiri lal mirch- 1 tsp

* Green chilli- 1(as per taste)

* Turmeric- 1 tsp

* Asafetida/Hing- a pinch of

* Cumin- 1 tsp

* Cloves-2-3

* Big Cardamom-1

* Cinnamon- a slink- piece

* Kasuri Methi- 1/2 tsp

* Coriander leaves- 1/4 th cup

* Salt- as per taste

* Oil- 3 tsp


* First cut and wash Cauliflower thoroughly. Keep aside. Peel off the potatoes, if you needed then wash and keep aside this too. Cut one onion into thin slices.

* Make a smooth paste of onion, ginger, garlic and tomatoes. 

* Make powder of big cardamom, cinnamon & cloves.

* Take a nonstick kadahi. Pour it. Add cauliflower/gobhi & potato pieces and cover it well till half cooked. In a nonstick kadahi, we need less quantity of oil to cook. After 8-10 minutes, take it out in another bowl.

*  In the same kadahi ,add cumin, bay leaves and Asafetida. Now add sliced onion, stir it well till it becomes brown. Now add onion,ginger & garlic paste. Add all spices as coriander powder, turmeric, jeera powder, red chilli powder and stir it well till oil separates. 

* When spices are fully roasted then add roasted Cauliflower/gobhi & potato or aloo pieces. Add peas too. Mix salt and 1 cup of water . Cover the lid and let it cook. Now when all veggies are cooked, mix powder of cardamom, cinnamon & cloves. Add coriander leaves too. 

Great! Your restaurant style gobhi is ready to serve. You can serve with roti, rice or naan.

Fried Litti Recipe With Video/ Easy Fried Litti Recipe

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Hope you all are doing great ! Well, today I am going to share a world famous dish from Bihar. Yes, it is none other than litti recipe. Sattu or roasted black gram is the main ingredient which is used in making filling in wheat dough.  Readymade sattu is available at many places but somehow in any case if you don’t get it  or If you don’t know how to make sattu at home then you can see the video relating to it. The link is also given at the end of this video. Today I am going to share fried litti recipe which is very much easy to make at home. It is  tasty, yummy, easy to make and generally liked by everyone.  Traditionally litti is prepared by roasting it in the clay stove. It takes very much time to make and it is not easy to make with that style. But you can easily make litti by this style. If you are not willing to deep fry it then make litti by this method and bake it in a oven. Litti is generally served with chokha but you can serve this litti with any sauce or chutney which is easily available at your home. So just chill and enjoy the taste of world famous bihari cuisine😀 !

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

INGREDIENTS– (For 30 pieces)

* Sattu/ Roasted black gram- 300 gm

*Wheat Flour- 1 kg

* Kalonji/Kala jeera- 2 tsp

* Carom/Ajwain- 2 tsp

* Mustard oil- 2 tsp

* Red chilli powder/Green chilli- as per taste

* Salt- as per taste

* Oil- For frying


* Take a large bowl with  sattu. Mix kalonji, Ajwain, salt & Mustard oil. Mix it well and add water and make filling which should not be too dry or too wet.

* Take wheat flour in a big bowl . Add 2-3 tsp oil and salt. Mix well and knead the dough with water. It should not be too soft or too hard.

* Take a large kadahi or patila with water and put it on medium flamed burner till it boil.

* Make small balls from the wheat dough and spread it by making shape of katoris so that you can add filling. Add filling and close it well. Keep aside. Make all litti like this.

* When water start boiling then put all litti in it. Don’t cover it, let it boil for 7-8 minutes on medium flame. 

* After 8 minutes, turn off the flame and keep all litti outside from water. Let it cool down or just dry it from a kitchen towel. 

* Take a kadahi, put oil for frying. When it becomes hot then put  litti one by one. You can fry 6-7 litti at a time. If you don’t want to deep fry it then bake it in the oven . When it becomes brown then take it out in a serving plate and serve with chutney, sauce or chokha as per your wish.

Your easy to make litti is ready to serve

Amawat Chutney Recipe With Video/Aam papad Chatni Recipe/Multipurpose Chutney Recipe

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Hope you are doing great! Today I am going to share a very quick & tasty amawat chutney recipe😊! Amawat or aampapad is also known as aamsotto in Bengal & amba vadi in Marathi. Amawat is generally made out of mango pulp mixed with concentrated sugar solution and sun dried.  I don’t know that you love it or not but it’s my favorite. I really like its sweet and sour taste, soooo yummy😃 ! Well, here is a recipe of an instant chutney which is generally prepared in every festive occasion in Bengal. You can serve this chutney while serving samosos,kachoris, chaat or dahi bada.

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


* Amawat/Aampapad- 200 gm

* Sugar- 100 gm

* Raisins- 15-20

* Black salt- 1 tsp

* Kashmiri red chilli Powder- 1 tsp

* Cardamom Powder- 1/4 th tsp


* Take a nonstick pan with 2 cups of water. Add sugar and let it boil.

See amawat looks like this-

* When sugar melts then mix amawat, kishmish or raisins, salt & red chilli powder. Let it boil until all amawat pieces mix it well in the sugar syrup.

* You can take more or less water according to your choice as what consistency you needed. Stir it well.

* When all amawat pieces mix it well then add Cardamom powder and turn off the flame. 

Great!! Your chutney is ready to serve.

Tamarind Chatni Recipe With Video/Imli ki Khatti Meethi Chatni

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Hope you are doing great ! Chatni & Pickles are always a best supplement of food. They make our simple & ordinary food tasty. I really love different kinds of chatni 😊and Imli chatni is one of them. This chatni goes very well with samosas, pakodas, kachori, chaat & dahi bada . You can even serve it along with dinner or lunch and can give a new taste. It is very much easy to make this chatni at home . You can keep thiscahtni for a longer time as for 6 months. For this you have to keep it in a glass container and store it in refrigerator. Today I am going to share a very easy & simple way to make this chatni. Hope you all will like & enjoy!

You can see this recipe on my YouTube channel – cradle of joy. If you like it please hit the like & subscribe button. Here is the link-

Ingredients –

* Tamarind/imly- 150 gm

* Sugar- 300 gm

* Jaggery/ gur- 200 gm

* KashmirI lal mirch- 1 tsp

* Black salt- 1 tsp

* Garam masala-3/4 th tsp

* Ginger juice/ dry ginger powder- 1 tsp

* Dates/khajoor- 10-12

* Raisins/Kishmish- 15-20

Method –

* Soak Tamarind or imly 2 hours before in normal water or if you forget then Soak it in warm water for 15-20 minutes. After that madhu it well and strain it in another bowl. 

* Take a kadahi or a pan add this Tamarind water with 1 cup of normal water on a medium flamed burner. Mix sugar, Jaggery, salt, lal mirch, ginger juice or dry ginger powder, dates and raisins. Keep stirring. 

* Let it boil till it thickens and reach the 1 thread consistency. Add garam Masala and switch off the flame. 

Your tasty imly chatni is ready to serve.