AMLA BEETROOT TIKKIS

I am an absolute fan of beetroot!
Apart from its amazing nutritional value, what makes it special is the beautiful, natural colour it renders. I love using them in my cooking and trying them as the main ingredient in both sweet as well as savoury recipes.

I made these beetroot amla cutlets / tikkis as an after school snack for my kids. They ate shallow fried in the pan at minimal oil.

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Preparation Time: 15 mins   
Cooking Time: 15 mins    

INGREDIENTS :

5 to 6 amlas (Indian gooseberries), grated
1 cup boiled and mashed beetroot
3 potatoes, boiled, peeled and mashed
1 tbsp oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2Tbsp oats
salt to taste
1/4 tbsp red chilli powder
1/4 tbsp garam masala
1 tbsp lemon juice

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Heat the oil in a broad pan and add the onion and sauté till lightly browned.
  2. Add the beetroot and salt, mix well and saute for more 4 minutes or till the mixture becomes dry.PicsArt_12-06-10.28.18.jpg
  3. Add the chilli powder and lemon juice and mix well.
  4. Add the potatoes, amla & oats mix well and refrigerate for 1/2 hour.
  5. Divide the mixture into equal portions and make small flat tikkis of each.PicsArt_12-06-10.29.36.jpg
  6. Heat the oil in a pan and cook each tikki using little oil till they become crisp and
  7. golden brown from both the sides.
  8. Serve hot.

Here’s a short video for this recipe …

 

NOTES:

  • You may add other veggies too.

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CARROTT AMLA POMOGRATE JUICE

I love juices and keep trying them with different ingredients every time.
In my city Indore, there are many juice shops with a variety of healthy yet attractive juices like apple beetroot juice and spinach juice. Seeing these I decided to try them at home. The hero of the drink is amla with a blend of other veggies like a carrot.
The wonderful blend of carrots, amla and pomegranate with a slight hint of sweetness from honey gives a thick texture and a lot of fibre content. You can have this healthy beverage after your workout sessions or breakfast or as a snack at any time of the day.
All the three ingredients used are packed with nutrition and this juice is simply blended to give a thick juice full of texture from the fibre.
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 Try this easy juice recipe at home and keep yourself energized throughout the day! My family simply loved it. Try it and tell me about yours.
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Preparation Time: 10 M
Cooking Time: 10M
INGREDIENTS :
2 Carrots (Gajjar)diced
2 Amla (Nellikai/ Gooseberry) deseeded and chopped
1/2 cup Pomegranate Kernels
1 inch Ginger
1 tablespoon Honey
1/2 tsp black salt
1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder
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INSTRUCTIONS :
  1. For making the juice, simply blend all the ingredients- carrots, amla, pomegranate, salt, honey, Ginger, cumin powder into a blender until you get a smooth mixture of the juice.PicsArt_11-23-10.01.32.jpg
  2. Sieve it if you want.PicsArt_11-23-10.03.33.jpg
  3. (*You will find the juice has a lot of texture from the pomegranates and the fibre from the carrots.)
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NOTES:
  • You may use sugar instead of honey.

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BEETROOT WALNUT RAITA

This is a healthy, nutritious and beautiful raita. When I saw the colour of the beetroot raita..the first word I uttered was- WOW.

The curd is a very good source of vegetarian protein. Beetroot reduces toxic cells from the blood and also fights inflammation. Both beetroot and curd help in lowering the blood pressure

Beetroot is my favourite and because of its nutritional values, I’ve always wanted to use it in my recipes.
Walnut has never been my bowl of dry fruits yet I used it here for it is highly nutritious.
My kids simply loved it!

The goodness of beetroot with the crunchiness of walnut in this raita makes it a unique and must try the recipe .

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INGREDIENTS :

1 tablespoon beetroot puree
8 -10walnuts
1/2 cup yoghurt
1/2tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp roasted cumin (jeera)powder
salt to taste
1tsp sugar
4-6 mint leaves
Beetroot slices for decoration

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INSTRUCTIONS :
  1. Heat sufficient water in a non-stick pan.add walnuts and blanch them. Remove from heat, cool and roughly chop.PicsArt_11-20-06.51.31.jpg
  2. Mix together yoghurt, beetroot puree, chopped walnut, chilli powder, cumin powder, sugar, salt in a bowl.PicsArt_11-19-08.58.31.jpg
  3. add mint leaves, mix well and refrigerate to chill.
  4. Garnish with beetroot slices cut into the heart shape and chopped walnuts.

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NOTES :

I have not tempered the raita. If you would like to add more flavour, you could temper it.

You can add bell peppers too for crunchiness.

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EGGLESS ROSE PINK HEARTS WITH TWIST OF CHOCOLATE

These pink hearts are completely egg-less and made up of whole wheat flour. These cookies neither contain baking powder nor baking soda. One can easily prepare them with very few ingredients.
Most of the rose flavoured bakes can be prepared with rose petals but I tried with rose essence and it turned out to be amazing.
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I try using whole wheat flour in my recipes these days, as it is a healthier option and quite good with the bakes.
This Diwali season I’ve made desi cookies with a western twist.
They look good and taste even better. Hope you like them and try them out.
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Preparation Time: 10 mins  |  Cooking Time: 20 mins

INGREDIENTS :

Wheat flour ½ cup + 2 tbsp
Powdered sugar ¼ cup
Butter ¼ cup
Rose essence 1 tsp
Pink food colour Few drops
Dark chocolate ¼ cup

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Preheat the oven at 180 ℃
  2. Shift wheat flour in a bowl and keep aside.
  3. In another mixing bowl, take butter (at room temperature) and powdered sugar.
    Whisk until creamy and fluffy using hand / electric whisk.
  4. Next add rose essence, few pink food colours and whisk again until everything incorporate well.1541348018963
  5. Now add the sifted wheat flour to the fluffy mixture and mix well to get a dough.
  6. Take 2 tbsp of the dough and flatten with rolling pin and cut with heart-shaped cookie cutter
  7. Similarly, make hearts from the rest of the dough.
  8. Place all the Hearts  1-inch apart from each other on a baking tray lined with
  9. baking sheet and bake them for 10 to 12 minutes.1541348210561
  10. Take out the baking tray from the oven and allow to cool down completely.
  11. Then Melt the white chocolate using a double boiler /Microwave and keep aside.
  12. Dip the cookies in melted chocolate and allow to set until firm.
  13. Store in an air-tight container!

    NOTES:

  • The dough has to be non-sticky texture. If the dough becomes crumbly, then add 1-2 tbsp milk.
  • If the dough becomes sticky, then add 1-2 tbsp flour.
  • Butter should be at room temperature. Also if not using salted butter, then add 1 pinch of salt along with flour while making a dough.

 

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EGGLESS PAAN FLAVOUR CUPCAKES/ BETEL LEAF FLAVOUR CUPCAKES

Yes, the title does read Meetha Paan CupCake and you will never forget its taste, it’s that captivating!

I am so happy and excited to share my special’ Paan CupCake ‘ recipe with all of you. Diwali is the perfect occasion  to try them out! My happiness is doubled as I used my homegrown paan leaves for this cake .

These Cupcakes are much different from other Cupcakes .The flavour of betel leaf and rose petal jam is very strong and tastes completely different. A treat for all paan lovers !!

This is an easy, eggless cake recipe . The preparation and cooking time is minimum. A flavourful Indian CupCake that is also a perfect after food dessert!!

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INGREDIENTS :

Refined Flour/ All Purpose Flour (Maida) – 1.5 cup
Curd – 1 cup
Powdered Sugar – ¾ cup
Oil – ½ cup
Meetha paan – 1 pcs (alternatively Betel leaf – 1 pcs and gulukand – 1 tbsp) Baking powder – 1 ¼ tsp
Baking soda – ½ tsp
Green Food colour – ¼ tsp
Paan assence 1/4th tsp (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Chop the paan leaves(I used paan leaves) and grind with some food colour and 1 tsp milk .
  2. In 2 separate bowls, mix all dry ingredients (maida, baking powder, soda) in one and wet ingredients (oil, curd, sugar) in other one.1541008804230
  3. Beat the wet mixture till the sugar dissolves completely.
  4. Mix dry ingredients in the wet ones to form a smooth cake batter.
  5. Add paan mixture in the batter along with food colour.1541008924615
  6. Transfer the prepared  batter into Cupcake moulds
  7. Place the Moulds  in preheated Oven at 180 degrees for 15 to 18 min.
  8. Check the center of the Cupcakes with tooth pick.1541009033745
  9. Once Cupcakes are ready remove the moulds  from Oven and allow it to cool down completely.
  10. fill some whipped cream in piping bag with star nozel and decorate Cupcakes.
  11. Sprinkle some suger coated fennel seeds. enjoy .
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    NOTES:

  • If using paan Cut pan into 2 pcs. Grind 1 part and chop the other part.
  • You can mix some gulkand and paan leaves in whipped cream.

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ICECREAM FACTORY & SHAHI DURBAR

आपको आइस क्रीम पसंद है तो ये जगह आपके लिए ही बनी है ।जरूर से जाए आइस क्रीम फैक्ट्री & शाही दरबार ।अआपको आइस क्रीम पसंद है तो ये जगह आपके लिए ही बनी है ।जरूर से जाए आइस क्रीम फैक्ट्री & शाही दरबार ।अभी यहाँ एनीवर्सरी आफर चल रहा है (Buy one Get one #FREE )ये 4 नवंबर तक है ।आफर का लाभ जरूर से उठाइये ।😋😋🍨🍧

रविवार का दिन हो और आइस क्रीम का साथ, तो बस बना गया जी हमारा रविवार ।शहर के मध्य गीता भवन के आउटलेट पर हम icecream टेस्टिंग के लिए invite किये गए थे।हम इंदौर ब्लोग्गेर्स एसोसिएशन के मेंबर ब्लोग्गेर्स मीट के लिए इकठ्ठा हुए थे ।1540787702148.jpg

यहाँ  विदेशी के साथ साथ आपको देसी कुल्फी, फालूदा का मजा भी मिलेगा ।एक ही जगह पे बचपन से लेके ….सारे स्वाद का आनंद मिलेगा ।

आइये मेरी कुछ पसंदीदा आइस क्रीम के बारे में जानते है ….
1)SMOKING BISCUITS🍪
देखते देखते ये क्या हो गया, हा जी नाइट्रोजन ने जादू से भर दिया ।है एकदम सिंपल पर स्वाद मजा ला  देगा ।बिस्कुट खाओ चॉकलेट सॉस का इंजेक्शन लगाओ ।😊एक बार जरूर से ट्राय करे । ₹80

2)SPICY GUAVA🌶
Guava हमेशा से मेरा favourite है ।इसमें स्पाइसी chilli के साथ tangy  सी आइस क्रीम का मजा आ गया ।थोड़ा guava का flavour बढ़ाया जा सकता है ।और साथ मे चाट मसाला/चिल्ली पाउडर जरूर से सर्व करें ।जरूर से ट्राय करे ।

3)BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE ICECREAM 
इस Icecream को बनते देखना एक बहुत ही शानदार अनुभव था ।मेरी सबसे खास icecream जिसे में बार बार खा सकती हूं ।ब्लूबेरी का फलवर बहुत ही बढ़िया था ।इसके लिए 5/5 ।बेस्ट आइस क्रीम  का अवार्ड देती हूं ।😍😍जरूर से खाये ।🍨🍨₹18020181028_165612.jpg

4)THE CHOCOLATE NUTELLA LOVE🍫❤
Bubble waffle आज कल तो ऐसा लगता है waffle छाया हुआ है सब जगह है।बहुत ही स्वादिष्ट ।एकदम crisp बेक किया हुआ ,chocolaty क्रीम और ICECREAM के साथ सर्व हुआ ।इसके लिए तो बस यही …ये दिल मांगे मोर😋😋😋😋😋
इसको 11/10 है जी था ही इतना अच्छा ।जरूर से ट्राय करे। ₹260

5)SITAPHAL CREAM एक और मेरा पसंदीदा फ्रूट ।बहुत अच्छा लगा मुझे इसका स्वाद ।सीज़नल है जरूर से खाये ।और बीजो से छुटकारा पाए 😊😊😊😊

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6)MIX FRUIT FALOODA 🍑🍌🍍🍓🍧
मिक्स फ्रेस फ्रूट के साथ फालूदा ।इसने मुझे निराश किया ।इसका स्वाद कुछ कम लगा ।थोड़ा watery था ,शायद और क्रीम डाला जाए तो बेहतर बन सकता है ।

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यह का माहौल बहुत ही शानदार और इंटीरियर आकर्षक है ,छोटी सी जगह पर बहुत अच्छे अरेंजमेंट्स है ।साईकल  जो वाल पे लगी मस्त लग रही है ।
आकाश (रैस्टॉरेंट ओनर) बहुत बहुत धन्यवाद हमे आमंत्रित करने के लिए ।
तो बस हो जाइए तैयार ,फ्रेंड्स और फैमिली के साथ आइस क्रीम का लुत्फ उठाने के लिए ।

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