Sago Fruit Custard is a healthy easy and simple recipe with minimum ingredients. This can be served during fasting. Traditional vannila/ any fruit essence can be added. But I wanted the banana flavour to dominate. So just avoided. Method: * Soak Sago with 1/2 cup of water for 1 hr. * In a heavy bottom pan add soaked Sago and 1/2 cup of water and cook on medium flame. * Once Sago cooks well/ transparent add milk and cook for 5 more minutes. Switch off the stove. * Add jaggery powder and mix well. * Cut fruits. Allow the Sago custard to cool. Add the fruits and mix well. * You can chill in refrigerator and serve. Please do try and provide your comments. Thank U!
Sago / Javarsi - 3 tablespoons Milk - 1/2 cup / 120 ml Jaggery powder- 2 tablespoons Mixed fruits - 1 cup (apple, bannana, guava, grapes)
Beetroot Paratha is a perfect finger food / toddler special recipe. An easy, simple very healthy can be served in main course / for lunch box special. Method: * Boil beetroot and make puree. * Add whole wheat flour, beetroot puree, crushed kasuri methi / dried fenugreek leaves, turmeric powder, chilli powder, Onion seeds, salt mix well. Sprinkle water and knead a soft dough not too soft / stiff. Add some oil and knead and cover it. * Rest the dough for 10 minutes. *Make medium size balls. * Dust some whole wheat flour in the rolling pin and start rolling the dough to form circle. Not very thin. * Heat a pan add some oil. * Cook the rolled beetroot paratha on the tawa / pan. Flip after 30 sec. * Drizzle some oil and cook the beetroot paratha well. * Remove from pan / tawa. * Serve with a dolap of butter.
Beetroot puree - 1/4 cup Whole wheat flour- 1 cup Kasuri methi - 1/2 tsp Onion seeds - 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp Oil - 2-3 tablespoons Salt - 1.5 tsp / according to taste Water- as required to knead dough
Meethe Chawal / Zarda Pulav
Authentic Meethe Chawal is prepared with Basmati rice. Today I've prepared this Meethe Chawal with Jeeraga Samba rice. This recipe is prepared in North India for Vasanth Panchami. Method: * Wash and soak rice for 30 minutes. * Boil 2.5 cups of water add 1 bay leaf, 1 cardoman, cinnamon,cloves, soaked rice and cook for 10 minutes. Or rice is 80% cooked. * Strain the rice. * In a pan heat ghee on medium flame. Fry cashew, badam, raisins and keep it aside. * In the same pan add bay leaf, turmeric powder, cardoman, sugar & 1/2 cup of water. Let sugar melt well. * Add cooked rice(80% cooked) saffron soaked in milk. * Mix well and let it cook on medium flame for 10 minutes. * Once rice is cooked allow it to cool for some time. * Mix with a fork and add fried cashew, badam & raisins. Meethe Chawal is ready to serve.
Ingredients: Raw Rice - 1 cup Sugar - 1/2 cup Ghee - 1 tablespoon Cashew, badam, raisins - 1 tablespoons Bay leaves- 2 nos Cardamom - 2 nos Cinnamon - 1/2 inch Cloves -2 nos Turmeric powder- 1/ 4 TSP Saffron soaked in milk - 2 tablespoons Water - 3 cups