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 😋😋😋

1522493850293

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.

1522853225383

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.
  21. 1522853265181

Thank you for visiting Astha’s Kitchen. I would love to hear your feedback. 

Hate to miss a recipe? Like my Facebook to stay updated!

Astha’s Kitchen on Facebook

Like share and spread your love 

Advertisements

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!!!
  12. picsart_03-19-07255484140.jpg

    NOTES:

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

    Thank you for visiting Astha’s Kitchen. I would love to hear your feedback. 

    Hate to miss a recipe? Like my Facebook to stay updated!

    Astha’s Kitchen on Facebook

    Like share and spread your love ❤

 

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.

1518548837374

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.

1518548971558
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.

1518578708758

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

Thank you for visiting Astha’s Kitchen. I would love to hear your feedback. 

Hate to miss a recipe? Like my Facebook to stay updated!

Astha’s Kitchen on Facebook

Like share and spread your love ❤

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.
❤❤
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.
❤❤1518417536754
Sharing happy moment …
My chocolate love letter and our photograph published in Patrika News Paper (Indore city )…It’s called craziness …
20180209_1719091297458273.jpg
LOVE IS IN THE AIR
screenshot_20180209-07273780353590.jpg
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.
❤❤❤❤
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.

Thank you for visiting Astha’s Kitchen. I would love to hear your feedback. 

Hate to miss a recipe? Like my Facebook to stay updated!
Like share and spread your love ❤️

EGGLESS ALPHABET CREAM CAKE -THE MOST TRENDY

The best time of the year for me was, is and will be-One and only:9th February…my birthday.
Party, celebration, gifts, and sweets add to it.Yet every birthday, every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake.

img_6250
I am lovin’ this cake.

This fresh and fruity cake has gone viral over the Internet and I decided to try it out.
I made this beautiful “A” cake, styled after the cakes trending all over social media. A really unique and yummy treat that has endless possibilities of personalization. I have used fresh fruits, organic flowers, and chocolates.

1518276722608
Beautiful it is!

And Oh what a beautiful dessert it turned out to be…so much that I couldn’t resist myself from taking a picture with it.

img_6249
picture perfect

I tried it with my all-time eggless vanilla cake recipe.You can use any chocolate or tart cake recipe too.

INGREDIENTS:
Cake Base
Malai   1/2 cup
Sugar 1/2cup
Refined flour (maida) 1cup
Milk powder 1/2 cup
Baking soda 1/2 Tsp
Baking powder 3/4tsp
Salt to taste
Milk 1/2cup
Vanilla essence 1/4 tsp
lemon juice 1/2tsp
1and 1/2tbsp curd
1.5 cups Whipping Cream
1/2 cup sugar syrup for soaking

Decorations
Fresh Berries, chocolates, and Fresh Flowers.

INSTRUCTIONS:
Cake base

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Combine the malai and sugar lemon juice and curd in a bowl and whisk well.
    Keep aside.
  3. Combine the plain flour, baking powder and baking soda and sieve 2-3 times and keep aside.
  4. Add the milk and milk powder and maida mixture to the malai gradually and keep stirring.
  5. Gradually and alternatively finish the mixture and keep stirring.
    The mixture should be of the pouring consistency.
  6. Now add the vanilla essence and lightly stir again once.
  7. I didn’t have such type of pan so used a simple hack of baking it in my regular steel plate.☺
  8. Grease the plate and sprinkle little maida into it.
  9. Pour the batter into it and bake in a pre-heated cooker or oven for 20 to 25  minutes.
  10. Remove and cool.
  11. When the cake gets cool, cut it into the desired alphabet shape using butter paper stencil.1518276053273
  12. For this cake, you will require 2 such cake shapes.
  13. cake alphabets are ready …time for assembling.

    Assembly:

 

  1. Take a Cake base.1518276129277
  2. Apply sugar syrup over it.
  3. Pipe the prepared cream like the french kiss.1518276235873
  4. Place the other cake on top of it and press gently, then repeat step 2.
  5. Once again pipe the cream on top and garnish with chopped strawberries, flowers and chocolates.1518276649520

NOTES:

1.You can print your template from the net. Just search for alphabet cake stencils on google, download it, get it onto word or page document adjust the size and print.
2. Feel free to use any eggless cake as the base like my vanilla or chocolate cake.
3. Any filling of choice can be used too.
4.I am in a hurry so used plain whipped cream you may use buttercream, cream cheese frosting or custard feelings.

 Thank you for visiting Astha’s Kitchen. I would love to hear your feedback. 

Hate to miss a recipe? Like my Facebook to stay updated!

Astha’s Kitchen on Facebook

Like share and spread your love ❤

 CHOCO KAJU KATLI / KAJU FUDGE

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Sweet

Learn how easy it is to make this Indian sweet recipe at home, mainly made for Festivals.I took 4 ingredients & approximately 30 mins from start to finish! The result is an extremely soft & moist Kaju Katli ️.

I have already posted Kaju katli recipe long back but want to add a new post with stepwise pictures and with some fusion.This time I added chocolate beauty to my Kaju katli.Hope you all like it.

picsart_11-06-09919418841.jpg

For a perfect Kaju katli you have to learn few techniques i.e perfect sugar syrup, ground cashew, and most important kneading the dough. You have to be careful right from the first step to get perfect melt in mouth katli. Now I am confident to make this sweet again……

Prep Time: 10 mins  Cook time: 20 mins    Makes: 14 pieces

INGREDIENTS :

Cashew nuts – 1 cup
Sugar – 1/2 cup
Water – 1/4 cup
Milk – 1 tbsp
Ghee – Just for greasing
Melted Dark chocolate 1/2 cup

1514859827092

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Powder the cashews in a dry mixer. You have to be careful here, just grind it in a stretch, don’t stop in between and grind.
  2. You will be sure able to see the powder in the transparent lid, so keep grinding until you get a fine powder.This will not take much time.
  3. Also never grind the cashew which is cold, taken from the fridge, grind it when it is at room temperature. When I ground 1 cup of cashews, I got more than a cup of cashew powder, but I used 1 cup, heaped(like a mountain) cashew powder. There was some 2 tblsp left for me.
  4. Boil sugar in water and keep stirring. Keep little water in a small bowl and just pour few drops into the water to check the consistency.
  5. If you pour few drops, it should lay a fine thread that doesn’t get dissolved in water immediately when you touch. Or you can also check with your fingers to see if it forms a string.1514859902046
  6. At this stage, lower the flame add the powdered cashew and keep stirring.Say for 3-4 minutes in low flame and your mixture gets thick, leaves sides, switch off the flame. Smear your hands with water and test by rolling a small pinch of the mixture in between ur fingers. You should be able to form a non-sticky ball. This is the correct consistency.
  7. Keep stirring in the pan itself with the ladle and the mixture turns more like a dough.When the mixture is still warm, take it to another clean platform/countertop and keep kneading. Mine was a bit dry, so I sprinkled some milk and kept kneading.The dough was grainy till then, but after kneading the dough really became smooth. I used gloves for kneading, so if you get want u can use little ghee while kneading.
  8. Roll the dough into a thin layer and cut it diagonally to make pieces.You can first draw lines lightly with the knife tip and then cut into diamonds to perfect shapes.1514859977181
  9. Take some melted dark chocolate and dip Kaju katlis in it.Refrigerate for some time.
    your chocolate kaju katli is ready ..picsart_11-06-091562998987.jpg

NOTES:

  • I used milk only as my mixture was dry while kneading. If its fine then no need to add milk while kneading.
  • Use less water to make sugar syrup to get the consistency quickly. While making sugar syrup, keep the flame in medium if you are nearing the consistency.
  • If you add cashew powder before the sugar syrup reaches the consistency, then the dough will be sticky. So the sugar syrup consistency is important.
  • Your Kaju Katli is ready now to enjoy! Just melts in our mouth!!

 

Thank you for visiting Astha’s Kitchen. I would love to hear your feedback. 

Hate to miss a recipe? Like my Facebook to stay updated!
                                                    Like share and spread your love ❤️