Aamti

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup yellow gram dal (wash and soak 15 minutes)
  • 8-10 curry leaves
  • 1-2 bay leaf
  • 3-4 cloves
  • 2-4 green chillies
  • 1/2 Tbsp coriander fine chopped
  • 1 tsp black paav bhaji masala.
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp coriander seed
  • Turmeric powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • 6-7 kokams soaked in 1/2 cup water
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 Tbsp oil or ghee
  • 1/2 tsp each cumin & mustard seeds

How to Make Aamti

Take a pressure cooker and cook dal in it for 4 whistles. When cooker become cool and remove drain water from daal and keep aside. 
Take a deep bowl and knead the kokams between fingers and  press out and remove. 
Keep the water aside.  
Take blender and put daal in it and prepare smooth paste. Mix some water in this blender and mix well. 
Take a frying pan and heat oil on low flame.
Add cumin and mustard seeds, curry leaves allow to creaking.
Add cloves, slit chilies, bay leaf and saute for 1 minute.
Now add kokam water in it. 
Take a bowl and make paste of masala in 2-3 tbsp water and mix well. 
Add paste and fry for one minute. In this mixture add daal bring to boil and simmer for 10-12 minutes.
Garnishing with chopped green coriander. 
Serve it hot.

Gajar Ka Halwa

Ingredients:-

  • 1/2 kg Carrots.
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 100 gm Khoya (1/2 cup) properly mashed.
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1/2 tsp green cardamom powder
  • 1 tbsp chopped nuts
  • 8-10 raisins (Kishmish)

How to make Gajar ka Halwa in Microwave:-

  • Wash carrot and peeled and grated.  Take a deep bowl and mix grated carrots , sugar and milk.
  • Microwave covered for 10 minutes.
  • After that add ghee, raisins and khoya mix it well. Microwave uncovered for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes add cardamom powder and chopped nuts. Garnishing with nuts.
  • Serve it hot.

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Besan ka Halwa                    Badam Halwa

Watermelon salad and feta with cucumber noodles

Ingredients:-

  • 3 Lebanese cucumbers
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint sprigs
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 700gm seedless watermelon
  • 100gm fetta, crumbled
  • salt as per taste
  • 1 pinch black pepper.

How to make Watermelon salad and feta with cucumber noodles :-

  • Take watermelon, peeled  and cut into triangles. Take a bowl and grated for cut cucumber into noodle strands.
  • Take another and put whisk oil, vinegar and mustard in it. Season with salt and black pepper. Take a big round serving plate and put bowl in the center of this plate. Put watermelon and cucumber around dressing on serving plate. Garnishing with fetta and mint. Serve it.

Condensed Milk

Ingredients:-

  • 2 Cups full cream Milk
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract

How to make Condensed Milk:-

  • Take a Frying pan and put milk in this pan on medium flame. Add sugar in this pan.
  • Mix well. 
  • Whisking often, bring to a low simmer, 
  • Whisking continuously until milk has reduced by half.
  • Switch off the flame and mix butter and vanilla. Mix well.
  • When condensed milk become cool, keep this mixture in a jar in the refrigerator for up to  week.