French fries

Ingredients 2-3 potatoes ¼ tsp salt ¼tsp pepper Directions Peel and cut potatoes into thin strips of same thickness. Soak them in cold water for 10 minutes in which 1-2 tsp of salt is added. Drain and wipe dry them. Preheat  the  oven  for 5 minutes with the tawa in it . Place the potatoes…

Ragi mudde

Ingredients 1  cup ragi flour  1 cup  water salt Directions Add 1 tsp of ragi flour and salt to water and  microwave for 2½   minutes . Add remaining  ragi flour, stir so that no lumps are  formed & microwave at 70% of power for 2 minutes. Stir the contents with the back of a…

Ven pongal

Ingredients 1 cup raw rice 4tbsp moong dal 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp cumin seeds 4 tbsp broken cashewnuts 3-4 tbsp ghee 3½ cup water salt as per taste Directions wash rice and dal. cook them together with ½ tsp  salt  in 2cups of water for 10 minutes Add ½ tsp  salt, curry leaves and…

Khubani ka Meetha

Ingredients 200 gms dried apricots 140 gms sugar ¼ cup almonds -blanched,cut into long pieces and cut into long  pieces and roasted ½ tsp lemon juice Direction Wash apricots  and soak in 2 cups water for 4-5 hours. De-seed the  apricots, chop and place in a borosil cookware along with the liquid(1 cup) and sugar….

Basundi

Ingredients 1 litre milk 45 gms milk powder 15 strands kesar-soak in  2 tsp hot water ¼  cup sugar ½  tsp elaichi powder 4-6  cashewnuts  almonds  and chironji Directions: Boil milk on high power in a big shallow container for 20-25 minutes, stirring in between  after 10 minutes. Mix malai with spoon. Milk quantity should…

Matka Dahi

Ingredients: 2½ cups whole milk 6 tablespoons sugar A pinch of cardamom powder optional 2 tablespoons curd Directions: Boil milk on medium to low flame for about 15 minutes. Till the milk reduces to 2 cups from 2½ cups. Add 3 tablespoons of sugar to the milk and mix well till the sugar dissolves in it….

Lauki ki Kheer

Ingredients: 500g lauki (bottle gourd) 1 liter of milk 1 cup of sugar 2 cardamom Cashews and raisins Ghee 2 cups of water Directions: Peel the lauki, cut  vertically into 2 pieces, remove the seeds, grate it and keep it in a bowl. Add water to the grated lauki and boil it on medium flame…

Aaradhi

Ingredients: 1 cup of milk at room temperature  (approximately 150-200 ml) 3-5 spoons of sugar 50 ml of water 10 spoons of rice flour 2-3 cardamom (for flavor ) 1 spoon of ghee 5 cashews, 5 raisins or any dry fruits of your choice Directions: Take a pan and put it on the stove on…

Kheer

Ingredients: 1 cup cooked rice 2 cups whole milk 3-5 spoons of sugar 2 cardamom A few cashews and raisins (soak them in water for 15 minutes) Directions: Pour whole milk and rice in a heavy bottomed pan and cook it for on a medium to low flame by slowing stirring it continuously till it…

Rava Laddu

Ingredients: 200 grams of rava/suji/semolina 1 cup of grated coconut 1 cup of sugar 2-3 cardamom Ghee Cashews and raisins Directions: Dry roast the rava on medium flame until it begins to smell good and turns crunchy. Its color will change to light golden brown. Set aside to cool completely. Dry roast the coconut until…