HARA BHARA KABAB / VEG KABAB RECIPE WITH STEP BY STEP PICTURES

Hara bhara is one of my favorite dishes. I had been looking up to try this recipe from a lot many days but always wondered how to get the green color. I searched on the net and I found that if we add green veggies it would give a natural green color.refered to the recipe of Hara bhara kabab in few books and sites and came up with this method.

I made it in heart shape as to give it a valentine theme.picsart_1486909367832

Hara bhara kebab gets its name by the healthy green spinach used in this recipe. With spinach, any green vegetables can also be added in this recipe including potato and paneer. It is great evening snack recipe and also can be an evergreen party starter and also good for kids who hate green vegetables.

INGREDIENTS:

1 bunch palak leaves/spinach
2 tsp oil
1 green chili / Hari Mirch, finely chopped
1 capsicum, finely chopped
¾ cup beans, chopped
¾ cup peas, fresh / frozen
2 potato, boiled and grated
¾ cup paneer/cottage cheese, crumbled
3 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
1 tbsp corn flour
2 tbsp suji /rava
1tbsp peanuts crushed
½ tsp Kashmiri chili powder / Lal Mirch powder
½ tsp coriander powder/dhania powder
1 tsp amchur / dry mango powder
½ tsp garam masala powder
¼ tsp turmeric / Haldi
salt to taste
1 cup suji and 1/2 cup sesame seeds to coat
8 cashews, halved
oil for deep frying/shallow fryingpicsart_1486909630168

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. firstly, blanch palak leaves by boiling palak for 2 minutes in water.squeeze off excess water and keep aside.picsart_1486556053708picsart_1486561911680
  2. In a large kadhai heat oil and add green chili.also, add capsicum and saute till the moisture disappears.
  3. further, add beans and peas saute well, transfer to the blender and allow to cool completely.picsart_1486908608716
  4. blend to the coarse paste along with blanched palak, transfer the blended paste into a large mixing bowl.picsart_1486908926076
  5. also add grated potato, paneer and coriander leaves.
  6. further, add corn flour and suji. add in the spices and salt. mix well.picsart_1486909055253
  7. grease hands with oil and make small patties, sesame and with the help of cookie cutter make heart shapes.
  8. cover the patties with sesame seeds mixture and garnish with cashew.
  9. Grease your palms with oil and divide mixture into 8 equal portions.Take each portion and give it a heart shape using a cookie cutter.press it gently between your palm to flatten.picsart_1486909127456
  10. Heat 1-2 tablespoon oil in a nonstick pan or non-stick Tawa over medium flame. when the pan is medium hot, put tikis at a time and shallow fry until bottm surface turns light brown, it will take around 3-4 minute .
  11. Flip each green tikki and shallow fry another side until light brown.picsart_1486909235536
  12. Transfer each kabab to a plate, serve hara bhara kabab with tomato ketchup or green chutney.

NOTES:

  • The spinach has to be blanched and has to be squeezed to remove the water content otherwise kebab may not hold its shape while deep frying.
  • Secondly, I have added corn flour and Suji  to the vegetable dough. both are important as they helps to absorb the moisture and binds it properly.
  • Tikkis are shallow fried to use less oil but you can deep fry them to better crispness and taste .For deep frying , keep oil on medium flame and deep fry until golden brown.If you deep fry tikkis over low flame, they will seprate in oil and if you deep fry them over high flame, they will turn brown immediately.
  • In addition to fresh vegetables, I have even added crumbled paneer. this helps to bind all the vegetables and obviously adds a great taste to kebab.

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CHOCO CARROT FUDGE/BURFI

Choco Carrot Fudge / Burfi is a simple fusion to Indian Traditional sweet Carrot Halwa .. Same delicious Carrot Halwa with awesome taste of Chocolate Ganache.

Carrot halwa is one of my all time favourite deserts, I make it more often than any other sweet. I make it in many different ways and each it comes out as tasty as ever. Carrots are a great veg for desserts, anything made out of it tastes delicious.

Every time I search new recipes to impress my daughters and add healthy nutrients to their diet.My elder daughter always likes a new creation of any Indian desserts.So this time this fusion.

Winter is the best season for Carrots. Juicy, Tender, Sweet red Carrots makes this delicacy extremely tasty. Layer of Chocolate Ganache makes it unique .

It tasted awesome and my daughter Nirali who is a perfect taste maker, raised her thumbs on the very first bite.  If you are new for making sweets for the first time, this burfi is definitely an easy sweet to try out. So lets move on to the recipe of carrot burfi –

This is the recipe which I came up with and it turned out to be good..Hope you will love it and let me know how it turned out for you..1485741550540

Recipe adapted..ruchivegkitchen

INGREDIENTS:
For Carrot Burfi
500 grams carrots about 4 cups grated carrots (gajar)
1/2 cup Sugar or according to your taste
2 tbsp Ghee (Clarified Butter)
1 cup milk powder or 100 to 105 grams milk powder
1 cup Milk
1 tsp Cardamom Powder
½ teaspoon ghee for greasing pan or tray or plate
1 tbsp homemade malai

For Chocolate Ganache:
1 cup Heavy Cream
1 cup Chocolate
1 tsp butter
1 tsp Vanilla Essence here’s the recipe.
How to make Chocolate Ganache (Truffle)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Rinse, peel and then grate 500 grams carrots. in cup measurement, you will need 4 cups grated carrots.grease a pan or tray with 1/2 to 1 tsp ghee and keep aside.
  2. Mix milk powder and milk nicely. This is the best way to add milk powder in carrots.In a non stick wok, melt Ghee.
  3. Add grated carrots . Mix well and allow it to cook for 4-5 minutes.
  4. Now add Milk +milk powder mixture. Mix well and allow it to cook on medium flame.Keep stiring  continuously.picsart_1485773281451
  5. Cook till milk gets evaporated and it starts thicking.Now add sugar and cardamom powder.As sugar melts, the mixture will be watery.Keep stiring continuously.
  6. When mixture thickens and reduces, no bubbles there in wok, its time to switch off the gaspicsart_1485773357370
  7.  Pour the mixture in greased try . For more densed texture one can cook for more couple of minutes.
  8. Add dry fruits at this stage, if you are adding any. With the help of spatula or spoon, smoothen the top part.
  9. For Chocolate Ganache.. In a bowl take semi sweet chocolate chips or chopped chocolate. Add vanilla essence. In a pan heat heavy cream till it starts bubbling.
  10. Pour hot cream on chocolate and allow it seat undisturbed for 8-10 mins. With a spoon or spatula mix it nicely. Make sure this ganache is smooth.picsart_1485773460584
  11. Pour Ganache on Carrot Burfi. Spread it evenly. Allow it to set for couple of hours. Or one can keep in refrigerator for 1-2 hrs.
  12. Cut in pieces and Enjoy. I used heart shape cookie cutter. One can store in air tight container . Enjoy this winter specialty of India.1485741713619 

     

    NOTES:

  • The recipe of carrot burfi is similar to the way gajar halwa is made. You can use any recipe of gajar halwa and make the barfi. You just need to cook more than what we cook for gajar halwa, so that the sugar cooks more and the barfi sets after cooling
  • This is a quick recipe and does not take much time, apart from grating carrots. the recipe can also be doubled or tripled.
  • One can just avoid chocolate ganache fusion and enjoy just Carrot Burfi alone. Add some Roasted Pistachio , Almonds and cashews.

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SUGAR LESS DATES AND NUTS LADOO (HEALTHY KIDS RECIPE)

Now a days me and my daughters have started running in the morning. After that they have to go to school so, they have no time for breakfast.I am very much worried about it. So I decided to make these energy laddoos- easy to make and easy to eat.

Dates and dry fruits both provide warmth to the body and hence these Dates and Nuts ladoos serve as a delicious,  healthy and nutritious winter breakfast with energy punch to start the day.

The dates and nuts ladoo recipe makes use of fresh dates,figs, Poppy seeds and nuts like Cashew Nuts, Almonds,raisins, Walnuts and Pistachios. Dates serve as natural sweetener and hence no additional sugar is added to this Ladoos. Recipe is very quick and easy to follow.

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INGREDIENTS:

Pistachio – 1 tbsp chopped
Almonds – 4 tbsp chopped
Cashews – 3 tbsp chopped
Dates – 20picsart_1483626020905
Raisins – 2 Tbsp
Ghee – 1 tbsp
Walnuts-2 tbsp chopped
poppy seeds 3 tsp
Cardamom Powder – 1 large pinch

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. First chop the pistachio, almonds, cashews, walnuts finely and keep aside.picsart_1483626099498
  2. Remove the seeds from the dates and using a food processor or grinder pulse the dates in small batches. This will make their small bits and save time of individual chopping of dates.picsart_1483626155679
  3. Heat up 1 tbsp ghee in a non stick wok and shallow fry Almonds and Cashew nuts on low to medium flame . You will get nice aroma from the nuts. Keep stirring for 1-2 minutes or until cashews turn light pink. Drain and remove from the wok and keep aside.picsart_1483626257659
  4. In the same ghee now roast the Pistachios and Walnuts for about a minute or so. Remoand keep with the Almonds and Cashews.picsart_1483626293688
  5. Now roast the Poppy seeds on low flame in the same wok with left over Ghee for 1 minute. Keep stirring continuously .picsart_1483626326168
  6. At the end add the dates in the wok along with poppy seeds. Mix properly and put off the flame. Now add the roasted nuts followed by Cardamom powder. Mix everything nicely and allow the mixture to cool down for 5 minutes.picsart_1483626565727
  7. Once the mixture cools a little, mix it with hands to form a dough.
  8. Pinch small portion and roll out into a small gooseberry shape ball between the palms. Repeat the same for all the Ladoos. You may make big ones or small bite size depending on your choice.picsart_1483626887744
  9. Keep them in an air tight container. Serve with warm milk as a healthy and filling Breakfast. NOTES:
  • Choice and quantity of the nuts can be changed based on your preference.
  • While sauteing the dates, be sure not to overcook them. Or else the sugars may burn and the ladoo will taste bitter or else the sugar might caramelize and ladoo will harden after cooling.
  • Slightly grease the mixie jar or food processor before pulsing the dates. This will help the dates not stick to the jar.

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Cornflakes Nutella Balls Recipe

This diwali give a chance  to your kids to make diwali sweets. They will enjoy and love it. This  fireless recipe is easy and taste just awesome…My daughters were very happy and said “wow mumma yummy and delicious” ..

This one is so good because it just needs a handful of ingredients and it is sweet, crunchy and chewy as well.

Recipe courtsey…yummytummyaarthi.com

INGREDIENTS:

Cornflakes – 1 cup
Nutella – 1/4 cup + more as needed
Kishmish / Golden Raisans – 1 tblspn
Tutti Fruity – 1 tblspn
coloured sugar coated fennel (sauf ki goli) or sprinkles for decoration

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Take cornflakes in a blender and crush them little.23
  2. Take it in a bowl, add in all the ingredients and mix well with your hands.24
  3. Take small portion and shape it into balls and role in to colored fennel seed.

Yippy sweet balls are ready.

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Notes:

  • Instead of Nutella, you can use condensed milk.
  • You can store this balls in refrigerator for 7-8 days.

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Nutella 1 Minute Wheat Flour Chocolate Cupcakes

When my daughters came from school they have their result ….so to celebrate their result I wanted to make quick dessert for them I said them please wait for a minute then i got idea and made this 1 minute cupcake …I am happy with their result and kids enjoying cupcakes .
Instant quick celebration recipe ..

Cooking time: 5 minutes
Serves: 2 people

INGREDIENTS:

Wheat flour 5 tbsp
Nutella 2 tbsp
Curd 2 tbsp
Dark chocolate (I used just 2 small pcs)
Powdered sugar 1.5 tbsp (add as per your taste)
Oil 1.5 tbsp (or butter)
Baking powder a pinch
1 tbsp milk
Walnuts
Coffee powder a pinch
Vanilla essence just a drop

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Sieve the dry ingredients – both flours, baking powder, powdered sugar and mix well.
  2. Add the oil ,curd, nutella to the dry mixture and mix well. Melt the dark chocolate pieces and add to this mix.
  3. Add coffee powder and milk little by little. Add essence and keep mixing till you get a smooth batter.
  4. Transfer to a microwave friendly mold and microwave on high for 1 minute or a little more. (1 min 20 seconds)
  5. I topped them both with a walnut each. But you can even prepare some lovely looking butter cream frosting if you wish.

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Cornflakes Chocolate Clusters And Hearts

“Chocolate never asks silly questions. Chocolate understands.”
When i saw this recipe on net I was eager to try it… After Parushan parve we have get together, for this occasion I tried this easy and chunky chocolate ..yippy every one liked it.

INGREDIENTS:

Milk compound 200gm or  Dark Compound- 200 gms.
White Compound- 100 gms.
Regular Cornflakes- 75gms. (1 full cup)
Vanilla Essence- 1/2 tsp.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Prepare a tray by covering it with aluminum foil or butter paper.200
  2. Melt the Milk or Dark Chocolates or both half in a microwave or in a double boiler.
  3. Crush the cornflakes using your hand (keep them coarse).
  4. Add half of the cornflakes into the melted chocolate.201
  5. Slowly fold in the cornflakes into it. Add rest of the cornflakes and the vanilla essence. You can add more cornflakes if you see that your mixture is very thin.
  6. Using a spoon, put 1-1 tbsp. of the mixture on the tray covered with foil. Spread some melted white chocolate over the clusters to make nice designs.202
  7. Refrigerate for maximum 15 minutes and then take them out.

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