Monday, October 16, 2017

Dudh poha is a Goan speciality made during Diwali day. 
1 cup Poha/Flattened rice (फोव)
1/4 tsp cardamom seed powder (वेलची पिठो)
2 1/2 cups milk (दूध)

Rinse poha in water, drain water and keep aside.
Heat milk on low heat.
Add sugar , dry fruits to the milk. Mix well
Add poha and cardamom powder and boil for 4-5 minutes stirring continuously. 
Serve warm or chilled. 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

केळ्याचो हालवो Banana Halwa

Banana halwa is goan sweet dish made during Diwali day.  Very easy to make and has bigger shelf life. 
Ripe banana(केळी)
1/8 tsp cardamom seed powder (वेलची पिठो)
Sugar (साखर)

Peel and slice ripe bananas. 
Add Ghee to the pot and wait until it melts.
Add sliced bananas and Stir well for 2-3 minutes
Add Sugar and Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes on low heat checking in between .
Add Cardamom powder, cover and put off the flame.

Serve warm or cold 

Monday, October 9, 2017

2  1/2 cups beaten rice / poha(फोव)
1 medium sized potato boiled(बटाटा)
4 tablespoon grated coconut (सय)
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds 
1 tsp cumin seeds(जिरे)
7-8 curry leaves(करवील)
A pinch of asafoetida / hing(हिंग)
2 green chilies (हरव्यो मिरसांग)
2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves (कोथमीर)
1 tsp lemon juice (लिंबाचो रस).
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder(हळद)
1/2 teaspoon sugar(साखर)
2 tbsp  oil (तेल)
Salt to taste(मीठ)


Rinse poha beaten rice with water and keep aside. 
If you are using thick poha then add 2 tbsp of water to poha. 
Peel and chop potatoes into cubes. ,
Add salt and turmeric to potatoes. 
Add salt, turmeric, sugar and corriander leaves to poha. 
Take a pan and add oil. 
When oil is warm enough add mustard seeds.
Once mustard seeds start spluttering add cumin seeds, curry leaves, green 

chillies and asafoetida.
Add potato cubes and stir for 3-4 minutes .
Add beaten rice (poha ) and mix well.
Add Lemon Juice ad fresh coconut. 
Mix well.
Cover and cook for 2 minutes on low flame. Add water or oil if needed.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

How to make Masala doodh Milk

How to make Masala doodh Milk

1 1/4 liter Milk (दूध)
8 cashews (काजू)
10 Almonds (बदाम)
8 pistachios (पिस्ता)
2 tsp sugar (साखर)
1 tsp cardamom seed
powder (वेलची पिठो)
1/8 tsp nutmeg powder (जायफळ)
20 strands of saffron (केशर)


Grind together all the dry fruits along with sugar,  cardamom seed powder and nutmeg.
Keep milk to boil.
Keep saffron soaked in warm milk for 10 minutes.
Add saffron with milk to the milk on the gas.
Add masala to the milk little by little and stir.
Let the milk boil on a low flame for 5 minutes.
Add sugar as per taste.
Serve warm . 

Monday, September 25, 2017

raw Banana Bharta

Raw banana Bharta is best during Ekadashi or fasting time. Healthy, easy to make and it keeps you filled for a long time. 

3 Raw Banana 3 कच्चे केले
1 tsp Ghee or oil 1 चम्मच घी या तेल
¼ tsp cumin seeds १/4 छोटा चम्मच जीरा
3-4 Curry leaves 3-4 कड़ी पत्ते
1 tsp chopped Green chillies 1 चम्मच कटी हरी मिर्च
2 tsp Chopped coriander leaves
2 चम्मच कटा हुआ धनिया पत्तियां
Salt , to taste
नमक स्वादानुसार
1 tsp lemon juice
1 चम्मच नींबू का रस


Clean banana and chop on both sides. 
Make medium size pieces. 
Keep water for boiling. 
Add chopped banana and salt. 
Let it cook until it is fork tender. 
Pot off the flame, drain all the water. 
Cool down banan and peel of the skin. 
Mash using masher or hands. 
Take a pan, add Ghee or oil. 
Add cumin seeds, once cumin seeds start spluttering add curry leaves, chopped green chillies. 
after 1 minute add mashed bananas. 
Mix it well. 
Add lemon juice and chopped cilantro. 
You can also add crushed roasted peanuts for crunchiness.