Jackfruit curry with Flaxseed.

Hello and welcome to my food corner again.As summer has arrived in my country and many types of fruits and vegetables are available now so today I will be sharing an Indian authentic recipe of jack fruit curry with flax seed which I think you guys will like, specially ladies.I don’t think it is a delicacy but when you have no veggies in your fridge except jack fruit and you can’t get any ideas pretty fast then this recipe can come very handy.It is spicy,tasty and tangy.Earlier in my blog I have written about flax seed chutney and a recipe of pumpkin curry with flax seed. I use flax seed generously in my kitchen as it is very healthy, reducing the level of cholesterols in the body and having many such beneficial properties.So let us start with our recipe :-IMG_2568.JPG

Ingredients:-For the curry.

  1. Jack fruit – 250 gms.
  2. Onions(chopped) – 1.
  3. Flax seed Powder – 100 gms.(refer to the recipe of pumpkin with flax seed)
  4. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  5. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Cumin Powder – 1 tsp.
  7. Tamarind Paste – 1 tsp.
  8. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  9. Salt – According to need.
  10. Vegetable Oil – 2 tbsp.

For the tempering :-

  1. Five Spices or Paanchphoran – 1 tsp.
  2. Asafoetida or Hing – A pinch.
  3. Bay Leaf – 2.
  4. Oil -1 tsp.

STEPS.

Step 1 – Wash,scrape and cut the jack fruit in medium-sized pieces.Boil them in a pressure cooker.Mash the jack fruit coarsely.

Step 2 – In a kadhai add some paanchphoran,bay leaf ,oil and a pinch of asafoetida. When it splutters add the chopped onions and fry.Now add salt,turmeric powder,red chilly powder,cumin powder,tamarind paste and fry all for a bit.Now add the garam masala and flax seed powder and fry again.Now add the semi-mashed jack fruit to the gravy and lastly add some water.Simmer for a while.Switch the gas off when done.It should be made into a thick gravy and you can garnish it with coriander or any herb you like.

Our jack fruit curry with flax seed is ready.It is best served  with steamed rice and mashed potatoes with tadka,though you can have it with chapatis and dal also.

Note:-I have shared the method of making flax seed powder in my recipe of pumpkin with flax seed curry.So you can refer to that recipe to get idea of the method of making it.

Friends do try this recipe at home.Share your comments and feedback.Have a great week everyone.Till then healthy cooking,happy living!!

 

 

 

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Rice Flour Cheela with Coconut.

Ingredients:-For the cheelas.

  1. Rice flour – 300 gms.
  2. Sugar – 100 gms.
  3. Water – for making batter.
  4. Vegetable Oil – for making cheela.

For the stuffing.

  1.  Fresh Grated coconut – 200 gms.
  2. Sugar – 50 gms.
  3. Butter – 50 gms.
  4. Raisins – 25 gms.

IMG_2558.JPGSTEPS.

Step 1 – Take the rice flour in a bowl.Add sugar to it and using water make a batter.

Step 2 – Take a pan and add butter and  the grated fresh coconut along with sugar and stir  it for two minutes.After two minutes of stirring,switch off the gas and let it cool.Now sprinkle some raisins in it.You can use other dry fruits also.

Step 3 – Grease a nonstick pan with little butter and with the help of  a ladle drop the batter in the pan and spread it evenly.Cook the cheelas on both sides.

Now assemble the cheelas in a plate and fill them with the coconut stuffing.Our rice flour cheelas are done and ready.Serve them with shakes or with a bowl of fruits.You can make these cheelas with jaggery also.

Friends do try this recipe at home.Share your comments and feedback.Have a great weekend everyone.Till then healthy cooking,happy living!!!

2016/2017 Tag!!

Hello friends.I am Abha Jha,the author of  abhajhablog.wordpress.com. A few days back I was tagged by The Lighthearted Kitchen to participate in the 2016/2017 tag.I am thankful to ‘My Lighthearted Kitchen’ for mentioning me here.She has an amazing blog.Friends do check out her blog for colours and creativity and a positive vegan approach.Her blog establishes the fact that being vegan is healthier,tastier and more fun than any other of the other counterparts,directing towards the non vegetarian style.

The tag was created by David from The Guy Who Said Always No.

2016-2017-tag

QUESTIONS:

1.Describe your 2016 in 3 words.

Experiences,Learning,Creativity.

2.Write the name of 2 people who have characterised your 2016.

My son,Priyam and my daughter,Ambika.

3.Write about the most beautiful place you’ve visited in 2016 and why you liked it so much.

I visited Mumbai and I liked the Juhu Beach there very much.It is a clean,serene place away from the heavy hustle-bustle and gives a good ambience,relaxation to the busy people who come here to take walks or spend some time.No other place in Mumbai is so quiet and beautiful to detax minds and have a really good, quality time.Its a gift of nature to the people of Mumbai from God.

4.Write the most delicious food you’ve tasted in 2016.

I really liked the special pani puris and the dabheli which were being sold on the beach.It was unique in taste,so spicy and just great.

5.Write the event which has marked you more of this in 2016(even global event).

Sometime back I visited a hospital in Delhi,The Medanta because of health issues of myself and saw so many sick people suffering from big deadly diseases like leukemia,alzeimer’s,strokes and the spirit they possessed for survival,for fighting back,for living.I was touched by this fact and decided to donate one of my organs to the hospital.Also I wish to be of help to the sick people in the future.

6.Write the finest purchase you’ve made in this 2016,and if you want,link a photo.

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I made many purchases in 2016 but the topper out of these were two sets of jewellery from the Kashish Store which I purchased at a discount but still amounting to Rs.5000.Its beautiful in design, color and is very attractive.Goes very well with ethnic dressing..

7.Write 3 good intentions for this 2017.

  1. Trying to do better blogging and making you tube videos.
  2. Getting my children married.
  3. Learning more about life,people,different cultures and worldwide cuisine.

8.Write 1 place you want to visit in 2017.

I would like to visit the temple of Tirupati Balaji in south India.Its magnificent and has been on my mind for some time though could not plan the trip.

9.Write 1 plate/food you want to eat in 2017.

I would like to eat Mushroom risotto and Peking roast duck.

The wonderful people I would like to tag are:

  • Cooking without limits.
  • Ambika Jha,A little me,a little Life.
  • Tingle-UR-Tastebuds.
  • Cook with Smile.
  • Tammy Twinkle,My Wonderful Little World.
  • Priya Pandian,Indian Kitchen.
  • Bottomless Stomach.
  • Savvy South Indian.
  • Simple Ula. 

Rules:

  • Mention the creator of the tag:The Guy Who Said Always No.
  • Use the image that you find in this article.
  • Mention the blogger who has chosen you:The Lighthearted Kitchen.
  • Answer the questions.
  • Mention 9 bloggers/friends and let them know through a comment on their blog.

Yoghurt with bay leaf.

In India and likewise the world , we eat lots of dishes and enjoy the diverse cuisines.They are all unique and  different.But one thing after all the banter, the food and fuss is that we want some satisfaction from our meal and nothing can be better than ending it with a bowl of homemade yoghurt or dahi. In summers we put more emphasis on eating yoghurt after each meal as it keeps our tummy healthier and cooler. Yoghurt is unique in taste and has many healthy benefits.It keeps our tummies and minds too cool. I have learnt this recipe from my maternal grandmother which she had learnt from her ancestors.It is made by mixing bay leaf in milk,which is a slight variation from the regular way of making it.

Ingredients:-

  1. Milk – 1 lt.
  2. Yoghurt(for curdling) – 2 tsp.
  3. Bay leaf – 4.
  4. Custard Powder – 2 tsp.
  5. Nuts for garnishing – Cashew,raisins,almonds,walnuts,pistachios.

STEPS.

Step 1 -Boil the milk with bay leaf in it.Then let it cool a bit so that it is just lukewarm.Now mix 1 cup yoghurt in 1 kg milk and two teaspoons of custard powder in it. Mix it with hand so that no lumps remain in the milk.Add the nuts if you want to.Cover it with a lid and put it preferably in a wooden meat case. Keep it as such for 4 hours in summer and then when the milk gets settled and thickened or when yoghurt gets made put it in fridge or it may get sour.

Note point:-1.Boil the raw milk first then put bay leaf in it and boil again.Do not put bay leaf in raw milk.

2.You can add kesar also in the milk but it should be added when the milk is lukewarm.

3.You can also add sugar,coconut powder,chocolate powder,extra nuts also if you want.But it is purely optional.

4.You can even add some mashed and whipped ripe banana when you are making the yoghurt. It will give a special banana flavour to your curd making it no less than a great dessert you can have regularly and without any problem.

IMG_2511.JPGOur yoghurt with bay leaf is ready.Serve it with your regular lunch or dinner platter or enjoy it as a homemade dessert with sugar,salt or just like that.

Friends do try the recipe at home.Share your comments and feedback.Have a great weekend.Till then healthy cooking,happy living!!!!

Jack fruit kebabs with shallow fried sweet potatoes.

Ingredients:-For the jack fruit kebabs.

  1. Jackfruit – 250 gms.
  2. Gram Flour(besan) – 150 gms.
  3. Onion(finely chopped) – 1.
  4. Green Chillies(finely chopped) – 2.
  5. Salt – According to taste.
  6. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  7. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  8. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  9. Freshly chopped coriander – 1 small bunch.

STEPS.

Step 1 – Wash and deskin the jack fruit. Par boil it till mushy.Grind it a little coarsely.

Step 2 – In a bowl take the mashed jack fruit,chopped onions,green chillies,salt,turmeric powder,garam masala,chopped coriander and mix.

Step 3 – Now heat a non-stick pan and make  long patties from the batter and shallow fry them.You can make any shape from the batter as you like.

Serve the kebabs with mayonnaise,salad and shallow-fried sweet potatoes.

img_2486Shallow- Fried Sweet Potatoes.

Ingredients:

  1. Sweet Potato – 200 gms.
  2. Salt – A pinch.
  3. Garam Masala – A pinch.
  4. Red Chilly Powder – A pinch.
  5. Chaat Masala – A pinch.
  6. Oil – For shallow frying.

STEPS.

Step 1 – Wash and scrape the sweet potatoes.Boil them in a saucepan till half -done and firm to touch.Slit them longitudinally in two pieces each.

Step 2 – Now take the sweet potato pieces and sprinkle salt,red chilly powder,chaat masala and garam masala on them.Now heat a pan and using very little oil shallow fry these till lightly browned on both sides.

Our shallow fried sweet potatoes are done.

Now we come to the last part of arranging our snack platter together.Take the jack fruit kebabs along with the shallow fried sweet potatoes and enjoy them together with mayonnaise and fresh salad made with green and red cabbage,tomatoes,onions and green chillies.For more taste add a dash of lemon to the salad and there you go.

Friends do try this recipe at home.Share your comments and feedback.Its tasty,interesting and so creative.Have a great weekend everyone.Till then healthy cooking,happy living!!!

 

Mutton Curry with Curd.

Ingredients:

  1. Mutton – 250 gms.
  2. Onions – 4.
  3. Ginger-Garlic paste – 1 tsp.
  4. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  5. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Curd – 1 cup.
  7. Bay Leaf -2.
  8. Mutton Masala – 2 tsp.
  9. Cumin Powder – 2 tsp.
  10. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  11. Salt – According to taste.
  12. Sugar – A pinch.
  13. Mustard Oil – 2 tbsp.

STEPS.

IMG_2472.JPGStep 1 -Wash the mutton.Chop the onions.

Step 2 – Take a kadhai and add mustard oil to it.Now add the bay leaves and the chopped onions.Fry them for two minutes.Next add the ginger-garlic paste.Fry it too.Now add the rest of the masalas like salt,turmeric powder,red chilly powder,cumin powder,mutton masala,garam masala and then add curd.Add the mutton.Fry everything for fifteen minutes.Lastly add some garam masala and sprinkle a pinch of sugar in the kadhai.Now transfer everything in a pressure cooker and adding appropriate water pressure cook it for three whistles or till done.

Our mutton curry with curd is ready.Serve it with steamed rice,chapatis along with salad and raita.

Friends do try the recipe at home.It’s super tasty and super satisfying.Share your comments and feedback.Have a great week everyone.Till then healthy cooking,happy living!!!

Keema stuffed Pointed Gourd.

Ingredients:

Pointed Gourd – 250 gms.

Venky’s Masala Chicken Keema – 150 gms.

Vegetable Oil – to shallow fry.

STEPS.

Step 1 – Wash and scrape the skin lightly of the pointed gourds.Cut both edges of them.

Step 2 -Peel the pointed gourd to make it hollow.

Step 3 – Now take a pan and into it add the Venky’s masala chicken keema(it can be found in your nearby departmental stores or you can also get it online.It is a heat and serve product.)Heat it properly and then fill it in the pointed gourds.When done shallow fry these gourds till they get lightly browned on both sides.Place on a tissue paper to drain out excess oil.

Our stuffed keema pointed gourds are ready.Serve them with loaves,homemade chapatis,tortillas,fried rice or lunch and dinner platter.

You can alternately bake the pointed gourds also.The same recipe can be made by baking it rather than frying.

Friends do try the recipe at home.It’s tasty and goes very easy on time.Share your comments and feedback.Have a great week everyone.Till then healthy cooking,happy living!