PINEAPPLE FRIED RICE

“Pineapple fried rice recipe – simple & delicious lightly spiced fried rice made with fresh pineapple. A vegan dish.

Pineapple fried rice is an absolute favourite in my house. I quickly whipped this one up for lunch today. What I love about the addition of the pineapple is that it’s adds a burst of sweetness to break up the savoury flavour of the rice.

Fresh pineapple is the best bet for this recipe. though you can use canned ones too. I have used sriracha sauce In the recipe. Do use it if you have it. If not, then just add red chili sauce. You can always make this pineapple fried rice more or less spicy depending on your preferences.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Rice – 3/4 Cup
  •  Oil – 2 1/2 Tbsp
  • Ginger – 1 tsp (finely chopped)
  • Garlic – 2 (finely chopped)
  •  Onion – 1 (chopped)
  • Mixed Veggie – 1/2 Cup (chopped)
  • Salt – 3/4 tsp (adjust per taste)
  • Red chilli flakes – 1/2 tsp (adjust per taste)
  • Red bell pepper – 1/4 Cup (diced)
  • Cashew – 15
  • Pineapple chunks – 3/4 cup (diced)
  • Soya Sauce – 1 Tbsp

INSTRUCTIONS;

  1. First, cook the rice based on your desired method along with 1/2 tsp salt and keep aside.
  2. Heat a large pan with oil and add the ginger, garlic and white part of spring onion. Saute until translucent.
  3. Add the mixed veggies and give a quick stir. Add the remaining salt and red chilli flakes and saute in medium flame until the veggies are half cooked.
  4. Now add the red bell pepper, and pineapple chunks. Saute until the veggies are almost cooked. Add the soya sauce, give a mix and cook until the veggies are fully cooked.
  5. Add the cooked rice to the pan. Mix well until all the sauce and veggies gets coated with the rice. Saute for a minute and turn off the flame. Garnish with green part of spring onion.
  6. Enjoy hot.
     

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MALAI LADDOO

Malai Ladoo is a rich and delicious homemade sweet dessert. These Ladoos have a creamy texture and they taste amazing!
Malai laddoos never fails to impress anyone. Try these yummy balls of goodness at home, to treat your family during festival.
There are different types of ways for making Malai Ladoo.  I made this laddos with paneer and mawa . if you don’t have mawa then you can mix Paneer and condensed milk.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 200 grams fresh paneer (homemade or store bought)
  • 100 grams unsweetened khoya
  • 1/3 cup condensed milk (add more to taste)
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • 2-3 tsp ghee
  • 1/2 tsp elaichi powder
  • A few slices pistachios to garnish

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a blender, combine the paneer, khoya and condensed milk. Blend until completely smooth, adding 2-3 tbsp of milk.
     
  2. Transfer the mixture to a nonstick pan and cook, stirring continuously over medium-low heat. Once the mixture becomes hot, add a teaspoon of ghee and continue to cook, scraping down the sides of the pan.
  3. As the mixture thickens, it will start to leave the sides of the pan. Once the mixture comes together as this point add 1-2 more teaspoons of ghee and turn off the heat.
     
  4. Mix in the elaichi powder and allow the laddoo mixture to cool for 5 minutes. Once the mixture is cool enough to handle, divide it into 8 equal portions and roll them into balls. Decorate each laddoo with a slice of pista and serve.
     
  5. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
     
     

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GULKAND SHAKE

Somedays are just meant to be Gulabi

It has a very unique, enriching taste which really cannot be put to words.

“Milkshake can be enjoyed anytime. Kids to adults love it, but this gulkand milkshake will be a big hit if you are serving it to your family as a party drink. They will love you for sure.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Ice Cream (Any Flavor)  – 2 scoops
  • Milk, chilled – 1 glass
  • Gulkand – 2 tsp
  • Rose Syrup – 2 tsp
  • Elachi Powder – 1/2 tsp or more
  • Ice cubes – as per requirement

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Take Gulkand and add it to a blender. Now slowly add milk, rose syrup, elachi powder, ice cream and ice.
  2. Now whip it nicely.
  3. Serve them in a nice glass chilled. Serve this in any party and it will definitely be a big hit.
     

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NUTELLA SABUDANA KHEER

Try the most popular Indian dessert kheer, with a dash of nutty, and creamy-rich Nutella to make your loved ones drool over this irresistible dessert.

You have to try the nutella flavored kheer. It just taste yummy. The hazelnut chocolate flavor tastes superb in this dessert.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup medium-sized sabudana
  • 2 cups water, for soaking
  • 3 cups full cream milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tbsp cashew bits
  • 1 tbsp almonds flakes
  • 1/4 cup Nutella (adjust the quantity according to taste)
  • Nuts or chocolate shavings to garnish
  • 1/4 th cup dark chocolate (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Rinse and soak the sabudana in two cups of water for an hour. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a deep, heavy-based pan, bring the milk to a boil over medium heat.
  3. Once the milk boils, lower the heat and add the sabudana, vanilla essence, cashews, almonds and stir for a few minutes.
  4. Turn the heat back up to medium-low and cook the mixture, scraping down the sides of the pan and stirring often, until the sabudana are cooked through and the kheer thickens. Turn off the heat and add the Nutella and melted dark chocolate. Stir until well combined.
  5. Garnish with chopped nuts or chocolate shavings and enjoy the sabudana kheer warm or chilled.
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GURER PAYESH

Assam is situted in North Eastern part of India with natural beauty, this mesmerizing state is blessed with beautiful hils, forest, valleys and the mighty river Brahmaputra.
Assamese people are very simple to get to know and their cuisine is also as simple as much and very easy to cook.

Authentic Assamese cuisine is excellent for health as it uses very small amount of oil,ghee or spices though this cuisine is somewhat rustic and blend.

Gurer Payesh Recipe is a simple, delicious Assamese/ Bengali dessert  made with rice, milk, bay leaf and date palm jaggery. The dish is pretty easy to make and the outcome is really creamy tempting bowlful of dessert.  jaggery gives this dish a unique taste.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup Basmati rice 
  • 1 liter Milk
  • 1 Bay leaf (tej patta)
  • 3 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
  • 1/2 cup  Gur , (adjust)
  • Mixed nuts , chopped and roasted, for garnishing
  • 1/4 cup Deseeded Dates (chopped)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. To prepare  Gurer Payesh Recipe, wash and soak rice for half an hour. Drain.
  2. Take milk in a heavy bottomed pan. Add bay leaf and cardamom. Heat the milk over a high flame.
  3. Once the milk starts to boil, simmer it and stir in between regularly so that milk doesn’t stick to bottom or char.
  4. Once the milk thickens a bit, add the drained rice, mix. Continue to stir in between.
  5. Once the rice is almost done, switch off.
  6. Add the jaggery. Stir slowly and take care that the milk doesn’t curdle.
  7. Now  add the chopped cashewnuts, chopped dates and cook everything well until the rice gets cooked well, take care to stir constantly.
  8. Switch on and bring to boil just once. Finish off adding chopped nuts.
  9. Allow the  Gurer Payesh Recipe cool down completely, and serve chilled, for dessert.
     


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EGGLESS CHERRY CAKE

“EGGLESS CHERRY CAKE!

Fresh cherries are here, and there are so many recipes that I love making using fresh cherries. This eggless cherry cake is ine of my fav recipe .
Its so quick and easy , made using yogurt, which results in a soft cake with juicy cherries.”

The main ingredients in this recipe are yogurt and oil. That is what helps make the cake really moist & soft.
The batter is kinda thick, in comparison to any other cake batter, because you want it to hold the cherries, so that they don’t sink in.
You definitely need to pit the cherries, before using them in the cake.
You can mix it in the batter itself, or top the cake with cherries before baking for a beautiful top, like I did. Dust some icing sugar on top, and it can’t get better than that.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4th Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4th Tsp of Salt
  • 1 Cup Yogurt
  • 3/4th Cup Caster Sugar
  • 1/4th Cup Oil
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 1 cup pitted Cherries”

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Sieve the dry ingredients together and keep aside.
  2. Whisk yogurt and sugar until the sugar completely dissolves. Add oil and vanilla essence.
  3. Fold in the dry ingredients to for a smooth batter along with half the pitted cherries.
  4. Pour the batter in your desired baking tray, and top it with more pitted cherries.
  5. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 30 mins at 180 degrees. Let it cool down, dust it with some icing sugar and Voila!!!!
     

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