LAUKI TRIFLE PUDDING

Sabzi tarkari day is celebrated as a food observation day all over India. In Indore, my blogger friend Amit pamnani hosted a potluck.

This is what SabziTarkariDin is about..Get your favorite Recipes out of the Kitchen of the Vegetables that your Family is not too fond of & Share them !!!

There are so many vegetables that we are not fond of.The #Dudhi or #Bottlegourd or  #lauki  is one of them which the family does not like.But it’s such a Nutritious Veggie that I try and use it in everyday dishes
I Use in daliyas , raitas , paranthas, koftas,
muthiyas, kebabs and yes  sometimes desserts too
This Time I  made a  dessert with bottle guard.
Lauki trifle pudding 😋😋😋

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Dessert is my all time favorite so I decided to make fusion dessert with using lauki.I made lauki trifle pudding.
I am happy I nailed it and a big hit at my home and also in potluck party.

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lauki ka halwa or dudhi halwa – sweet Indian dessert made from bottle gourd. bottle gourd is known as lauki in Hindi and dudhi in Marathi. so this Indian dessert is known by the name lauki halwa or dudhi halwa.

My lauki trifle pudding recipe also published in Patrika newspaper and Dainik Bhaskar City edition.


INGREDIENTS :

(1 cup = 250 ml)

3  cups / 1/2 Kg grated lauki (bottle gourd or dudhi)
500 ml milk, which has been already boiled before
7 tablespoon sugar – for a very sweet taste, increase to 8 tablespoon sugar
3 to 4 tablespoon ghee
4 to 5 green cardamoms – powdered or crushed (chotti elaichi or hari elaichi)
½ cup chopped almonds (badam) and pista
2 cup whipped cream
2 pack oreo biscuit
2tbsp butter

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. In a kadai or deep pan combine milk and grated lauki or bottle gourd.
  2. bring the whole mixture to a boil and then lower the flame.
  3. simmer the mixture on a low flame and keep on stirring in between.
  4. the bottle gourd will cook in the milk and the milk will start to reduce and evaporate.
  5. when the milk has 75% reduced, add crushed cardamom, chopped almonds, and pista to the mixture.
  6. add ghee when the all the milk has evaporated.
  7. mix the ghee with the rest of the mixture and cook for a minute
  8. lastly, add the sugar and mix it with the halwa.
  9. the sugar will melt and the halwa becomes a little liquidy.
  10. cook the lauki halwa for a few minutes. do keep on stirring the lauki halwa.
  11. when you know by looking at the lauki halwa that the consistency is just right, switch off the burner.
  12. Your lauki halwa is ready to serve .
  13. After cooling put it in the fridge for trifle pudding assembly.
  14. ASSEMBLING: Coarsely grind biscuits and butter  in a mixer jar and transfer to a bowl.
  15. Spread a layer of the biscuit mixture in individual cups and press lightly.
  16. Spread the lauki halwa layer over the layer of biscuits.
  17. take whipped cream and mix cardamom powder.
  18. Fill this whipped cream into piping bag and spread over the lauki halva.
  19. sprinkles some pista and rice flexes.
  20. Set in the refrigerator, cool and serve.
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LEMON MINT COOLER / NIMBU PUDINA SHARBAT

Pudina (mint)is my all-time favorite. Mint has many medicinal properties.It is cooling to your body, good for easy digestion good cleanser for the blood and body.
I like it very much and so I try and use it in everyday recipes like salads, chutneys, raitas, juices etc.
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To give you relief from the hot weather here is a recipe for Lemon-Mint cooler /Nimbu Pudina Sherbat
I am adding lemon in this.Don’t worry, it will still retain its green color, even the next day, and it also gives some punch and flavor to this drink.

So give a try this healthy cooler /sharbat/juice this summer.1522134676566

other cold beverages-Aam Ka Panna (Raw mango Mint Shots), WATERMELON BASIL SEED COOLER , 
Watermelon Orange coolerHOMEMADE FRESH PEACH JUICE

PAAN SHOTS / DESSERT DRINK RECIPE

Prep Time -10 minute
Total Time -10 minute

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 Cup Mint leaves
1 tbsp sugar/honey
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
1 tsp black salt (kala namak)
1 tsp Roasted cumin powder
salt to taste
1 tbsp lemon juice
3 cup Chilled water or use ice cubes 1522139329827

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Remove the mint leaves from stems and wash them very well.15221391939811522139008324
  2. Place the mint leaves in the mixer jar and add  sugar to it. Also add  black salt , roasted cumin powder and black pepper.1522139154497
  3. Squeeze out one lemon and add its juice too. Add ½ cup water as well and grind finely.
  4. Strain it through the sieve, remove if there are any leftovers.1522139282140
  5. Put ice cubes in a glass. Now add sharbat to the glasses. Fill half the glasses with prepared sharbat. Fill rest of the glasses with water.
  6. Garnish with some lemon slices and mint leaves.Refreshing and chilled lemon mint sharbat is ready to serve. Apart from soothing and refreshing this sharbat aids digestion as well.
  7. Have this refreshing Lemon Mint Cooler /Nimbu Pudina Sharbat to beat the scorching heat of summer.1522134711885

    NOTES:

    You can adjust the quantity of sugar as per your preference.
    You can also use soda water instead of water.

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EGGLESS WHOLE WHEAT CARROT MUFFINS

I was on the lookout for a good wholewheat carrot muffin recipe from a long time until I chanced upon kurinjikathambam.com. She had shared a recipe for it over there and it looked really good.I noted it down immediately and made a mental note to try it.

Everyone, including kids, loves muffins. In this recipe, I am spicing up with carrot and cinnamon powder. An additional attraction is that it is eggless, butterless and made of whole wheat flour.

These muffins are so moist and tender that you cannot believe that they are made using whole wheat flour.

Preparation Time: 10 mins  | Cooking Time: 20 mins | Yields: 10 Muffins

INGREDIENTS
Whole Wheat Flour 1 ¼ cup
Corn Flour ¼ cup
Sugar 1 cup
Curd 1 cup
Oil ½ cup
Grated Carrot 1 cup
Baking Powder 1 Tsp
Baking Soda ½ tsp
Salt ¼ tsp
Vanilla Essence 1 tsp
Cinnamon Powder (optional) ½ tsp

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degree Celsius.
  2. Sieve the wheat flour, corn flour, baking soda and baking powder 3 times.
  3. Powder the sugar using the dry mixie jar.
  4. Add curd and salt and sugar in a mixing bowl. Mix them well with a whisk.1521460173651
  5. Then add vanilla essence and cinnamon powder (if used). Mix them well.
  6. Add the oil and mix them well with a whisk.
  7. Now add the cake flour (from 2) little by little and mix them with a whisk.1521460254010
  8. Finally, add the grated carrot and mix well.
  9. Now line the muffin molds with muffin paper cups. Then pour the batter (from 8) till ¾ of the cups.
  10. Bake the muffins at 180 degree Celsius for 20 mins or until the inserted the toothpick comes out clean.1521460301989
  11. Remove the tray from the oven and allow it to cool down completely. Then take it out from the tray and serve it with tea.
    Healthy and yummy carrot muffins are ready!!!
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    NOTES:

  •  Use maida instead of wheat flour.
  • These muffins taste litter sweeter side, you can use less sugar according to your taste.

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STRAWBERRY CHUTNEY

Strawberry Chutney

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I love strawberries, and I love chutneys too.
In an attempt to make something “Out-Of-The-Box” using strawberries, I tried making chutney out of them and I am so happy that it came out to be super tasty and pleasantly different.

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This chutney is sweet and sour in taste with some hints of chili-flakes, black pepper and lovely aroma of fennel or ‘saunf ‘. It goes really well with North Indian cuisines.

This Strawberry Chutney can be used as an accompaniment for chaats, as a dip with crackers, as a spread over bread or even along with parathas for breakfast.
You can also replace jam with this chutney in your kids’ tiffin and I am sure they will love it 🙂

INGREDIENTS:

Chopped Strawberries – 10 to 12
Brown Sugar – 1 cup
Salt- a pinch
Black Pepper- 1/2 Tsp
Fennel Seeds (Saunf) – 1 Tsp
Chilli Flakes – 1/4 tsp / fresh red chili chopped
Lime juice- 1 Tsp
Olive Oil- 2 Tsp

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. In a mixing bowl, add chopped strawberries, salt, and brown sugar. Toss it gently and keep it aside for 20 minutes.1519402960709
  2. After some time strawberries will release its juices as you can see below :1519403017757
  3. In a non-stick pan, heat oil. Add fennel seeds and chopped red chilli to it.1519403192555
  4. Once the spices begin to swell up, add chopped strawberries and black pepper. Mix well. Cook the mixture on low flame for 15-20 minutes till it gains paste-like consistency.
  5. Once the mixture is of desired consistency, switch off the flame. Add lime juice to it. Mix well.
  6. Store it in airtight bottles in the refrigerator. Enjoy!!
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  • You may made blueberries and pineapple chutneys like this.
  • I have used fresh red chili, you can youse green chill and red chilli powder too.

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CHOCOLATY ROSE CAKE STICKS

Valentine’s Day is dedicated to love, but for me, every day is Valentine’s day with the love of my life. And every day I try to do something special to make my family happy.

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Love is a big part of me, my life and my cooking.And here I present chocolate rose cake sticks.I got the idea for the same from my Facebook group member Kruti Bipin.Thanks dear.

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I am addicted o red color which is the color of love and Valentine’s is the perfect time for making this. This would make a healthy and great dessert for parties.

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INGREDIENTS:

Maida –  11/4 cups
Baking Soda –  1/2 tsp
Baking Powder – 1/2 tsp
Powdered Sugar – 1 cup
Butter –  softened 1/2 cup
Yogurt –  1/2 cup room temp
Hot Milk –  1/4 cup
rose Essence –  1/4 Tsp
Chopped almonds cashews and tutee fruity 1 tbsp.
Red gel color 1/4 tsp or 4to 5drops.
Dark chocolate 1cup
sprinkles
sate sticks

INSTRUCTIONS 

  1. Preheat the oven @ 180 C, 10 minutes before baking.
  2. Sift together maida, baking powder & soda bicarbonate.
  3. Beat softened butter, powdered sugar, hot milk, yogurt, and vanilla essence till light & fluffy.
  4. Fold in the sifted flour.
  5. Grease and Dust the cake mold … the process of applying a thin layer of butter to the tin and then coat it with Maida is called grease and dust. This process ensures easy removal of cake. 1518548104734
  6. Tap the pan on the back and dust off the excess flour  1518548177746
  7. Pour the batter into it.1518548177746
  8. Bake the cake in the preheated oven for 18 to 20 mins or until the toothpick inserted comes out clean.1518548312083Assembly 
  9. When the cakes get cooled completely, take it out of the mold.1518548387592
  10. Pierce sate sticks/lolly sticks in them.1518548515188
  11. Take a tray and cover it with butter paper.
  12. Dip the cake sticks in melted chocolate and decorate with rainbow sprinkles.1518548790344
  13. Keep on butter paper tray and refrigerate for 5-10 minutes.
    Yippee!Your cake sticks are ready.1518548927280

NOTES

 You may use any mold of your choice.
you can make chocolate and vanilla flavor too

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CHOCOLATE LOVE LETTER

Love is in the air, its valentine week ⚘⚘⚘❤❤❤️ and it smells like chocolaty everywhere to me!
Many people celebrate Valentine’s Day by showing appreciation for the people they love or adore.
Valentine’s Day is extra special to me because I get to celebrate it with the most caring and handsome man that ever walked on Earth!
On this love day, once again I am proposing to my hubby. So this time I tried in a different and exciting way to express my own thoughts of love with this chocolate love letter.
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To celebrate the festival of love.I am presenting this to my hubby and it’s purely my creation. I believe this is too romantic with full of craziness.
There are two ways to make these chocolates at home, using cocoa powder and using chocolates and I have made these chocolates using dark compound chocolate. It takes just a bit of time for the melted chocolate to cool down.
Even you can add some romance to your Valentine’s Day through this easy recipe.
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Sharing happy moment …
My chocolate love letter and our photograph published in Patrika News Paper (Indore city )…It’s called craziness …
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LOVE IS IN THE AIR
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INGREDIENTS :
Dark compound chocolate – 2 cup
you can go for any available brand. I prefer mostly Morde which can be ordered online.
Add-ins of your choice – nuts, fruits, coconut, dried fruits
Whipped cream 1/2 cup
piping bag
edible heart sprinkles
INSTRUCTIONS :
  1. Take out the chocolate from refrigerator and keep it in room temperature for an hour. Now chop the chocolate coarsely.
  2. You can use either the microwave method or double boiler method for melting the chocolate compound. I prefer the microwave method as it’s simple & less messy and the result is just a few buttons away!
  3. Now place chopped chocolates in a microwaveable bowl
  4. Melt it for about 1 minute at 900W. Stir it well to acquire the same temperature to chocolate
  5. Then chop the nuts into small pieces and add those pieces and raisin to the melted chocolate.
  6. I wanted to write a letter so I used a heart shaped cake pan for my chocolate.You may use any mold as per your choice/ availability.
  7. First I put a butter paper in my cake pan and pour the chocolate and raisin mixture into the cake pan.1518417596803
  8. Put the mold on a flat surface to make it even so that you get a finished look after its set.
  9. Refrigerate the mold for at least 15 minutes. Once set you can unmould them.1518417669355
  10. It doesn’t need refrigeration once it’s set properly.
  11. your chocolate is ready for writing a letter.
  12. I used whipped cream for writing, you can use melted white chocolate either.
  13. Take some whipped cream and put it in a piping bag. Start writing your thoughts on chocolate and decorate with edible hearts.1518365952193
tadaaaaaaa your chocolate love letter is ready.
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NOTES :
1. The amount of chocolate depends upon the size of the mold you use.
2. You can use half of the white compound and half dark compound according to your taste.
3. You can mix chopped nuts, dry fruits, chopped fresh fruits, orange zest, liquor, cinnamon, chopped candies, flavors like vanilla, mint, butterscotch.
 The sky is the limit!
4. Make sure the mold is dry.
5. Do not freeze for a long time, 15 min is more than enough, after that demold and put it in a box and refrigerate. No need to freeze it.

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