Bottle Gourd Barfi(लौकी की बर्फी)- Hyderabadi Bottle Gourd Sweets-Lauki Ki Mithai

Ingredients –

  1. Grated Bottle Gourd (Lauki) – 2 cup
  2. Mawa / Milk Powder/ Khoya – 1/2 cup
  3. Sugar -1 cup (as per your taste)
  4. Muskmelon Seeds – 1 tbsp.
  5. Chopped Pistachios (any kind of dry fruits) – 1 tbsp.
  6. Coconut Powder – 1 tbsp.
  7. Green cardamom powder (Elaichi) – 1 tsp.
  8. Food color green (as per your choice)
  9. Ghee / butter – 2 tsp.

Method –

  • Add sugar into the grated bottle gourd, mix well.
  • Cover and leave it for 15-20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, add ghee into the heated pan and allow it to melt.
  • Add bottle gourd mixture and cook 10-15 minutes on medium heat.
  • Keep stirring intermittently for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add mawa, cardamom powder, color, muskmelon seeds and cook till its becomes dry.
  • Once sugar is almost dissolved & becomes thick, turn off the heat.
  • Take out the mixture & spread it evenly across the tray.
  • Sprinkle coconut powder, pistachio on the top and press it gently.
  • Keep the tray  in the fridge for 1 hour.
  • After 1 hour take out the tray and cut it into pieces as per your choice.
  • Bottle Gourd Barfi is ready to serve.

Dates Barfi (खजुर की बर्फी) -Dry Fruits Sweets-No Sugar Sweets-Healthy Dates(Khajur) and Nuts Roll

Ingredients –

  1. Seedless dates (khajur) – 1 cup, if you have dates with seed then remove the
    seeds before preparation
  2. Cardamom powder or nutmeg powder – 1 tsp.
  3. Ghee/butter -1 tbsp.
  4. Mix dry fruits (as per your choice)-
  5. Chopped almonds – 1 tbsp.
  6. Chopped cashew nuts – 1 tbsp.
  7. Muskmelon seeds -1 tbsp. 
  8. Chopped pistachio (Pista) – 1 tbsp.
  9. Pistachio (Pista) length wise – 2 tbsp for coating.

Method –

  • Cut all the dates into small pieces.
  • Heat ghee or butter in the kadhai on low heat.
  • Add chopped almonds, cashew, pista and fry for 1-2 minutes.
  • After a minute add muskmelon seeds and fry for few minutes.
  • Add chopped dates, cardamom powder and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Keep stirring continuously.
  • After 2 minutes turn off the heat, take out the mixture in a plate and let it cool down.
  • Thoroughly mix everything with your hands.
  • Roll the mix into cylindrical shape and coat with pistachio (pista).
  • Spread pista in a plate and coat it properly.
  • Using plastic wrap or aluminum foil wrap the roll and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • After an hour remove aluminum foil from dates roll and cut the roll into slices.
  • Dates Barfi is ready to serve.
  • You can wrap khajur barfi with aluminum foil or chocolate paper.
  • Note- You can also make Dates laddu by taking small portion of  mix in your hand, rolling them into small laddoo and coat with pistachio.

Matar Paneer Curry (मटर पनीर करी) -Paneer Recipe-Easy And Quick Matar Paneer-In Restaurant Style

Ingredients –

  1. Chopped onions (medium) –1 cup
  2. Chopped tomatoes (medium) –1 cup
  3. Butter or Oil –1 tbsp.
  4. Cubed Cottage cheese (Paneer) – 1 cup
  5. Green peas/matar – 1/2 cup
  6. Cashew nuts – 8-10
  7. Ginger- garlic paste – 1 tbsp.
  8. Kashmiri red chili powder (for color)- 1/2 tsp.
  9. Chili (as per your taste)
  10. Salt to taste
  11. Kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves) –1/4 tsp.
  12. Few coriander leaves finely chopped
  13. Fresh cream (use for Restaurant style)- 1/4 cup
  14. Whole cumin seeds –1 tsp.
  15. Bay leaf – 2-3
  16. Coriander powder-1 tsp.
  17. Cumin powder –1 tsp.
  18. Turmeric powder – 1 tsp.
  19. Garam masala –1 tsp.
  20. Cinnamon stick (dalchini) – 1/2 inch

Method –

  • Add half cup onion, tomatoes & cashew nuts in a blender to make a fine paste.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a kadhai.
  • Sauté cumin seed, cinnamon stick, bay leaf  for 1 minute on medium heat.
  • Add chopped onions, cook until onions turn transparent.
  • Add ground paste, salt, chili, kasmiri red powder, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder and fry until it leaves the side of the kadhai.
  • Add peas, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala & sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Add coriander leaves, little water, cook for few minutes.
  • Add fresh cream (optional) & mix well.
  • Add paneer, kasuri methi, cook for just  2-3 minutes.
  • Switch off the heat, Matar/Peas Paneer is ready.
  • You can serve Matar paneer with Roti or Rice..

Mango Ice Cream (मैंगो आइसक्रीम)-How To Make Ice Cream At Home-Ice Cream For Kids-Summer Recipe

Ingredients –

  1. Mango puree – 1 cup
  2. Whole milk –1 cup
  3. Dry milk powder –1 cup
  4. Fresh Cream –1 cup
  5. Powder sugar (as per your taste)
  6. Chopped mango pieces – 2 tbsp.

Method –

  • Place milk, sugar, mango puree, milk powder and cream  in a blender jar and blend well until it becomes smooth.
  • Pour into a container and mix the mango pieces.
  • Mix properly and close the container.
  • Keep it in the freezer for 7-8 hours.
  • Mango ice cream is frozen and ready.
  • Serve chilled.
  • You can also garnish with chocolate syrup before serving.

Rasmalai (रसमलाई)-Rasgulla Soaked In Milk Syrup-Indian Recipe-Festival Recipe

Ingredients

  1. Chena / Cottage cheese -1 cup
  2. Sugar (as per your taste)
  3. Whole milk – 1 liter
  4. Sliced dry fruits (as per your choice)
  5. Saffron (optional)- For color and aroma

Method –

  • Put chena on the plate and using your hand press for 5-6 minutes until chena becomes completely smooth (You can use blender also).
  • Take the small portions of chena in your hand and shape them into small balls.
  • Roll the chena balls between your palms, flatten it slightly and keep all of them in a plate.
  • Prepare rest of chena balls in the same way. 
  • To make flavored milk, bring the whole milk to boil in a pan on high to low heat.
  • Once milk is boiled, reduce the heat to medium temperature.
  • Keep stirring to avoid the milk sticking to the bottom of the container. 
  • When the milk become thicker, add sugar and cardamom powder to the milk.
  • You can use saffron instead of cardamom powder if you want.
  • Flavored milk is ready, turn off the stove.
  • In another utensil add sugar and water, cook till sugar is completely dissolved.
  • When chasni started boiling, put chena balls in boiling chashni and cook for 15-20 minutes on high heat.
  • Turn off the stove. Chena balls is ready, let it cool down completely.
  • In the final step take each chena balls from the sugar syrup and dip the chena balls to concentrated flavored milk.
  • Cook for 1-2 minutes on medium heat.
  • After 2 minutes turn off the heat, Rasmalai is ready.
  • Garnish with dry fruits and serve cold.

Mango Juice(मेंगो जूस) – Mango Frooti- Summer Drink for Kids- Frooti Without Any Preservatives

Ingredients –

  1. Raw (kaccha) Mango – 1/3 cup
  2. Ripe (pakka) Mango – 1  cup
  3. Sugar (as per your taste)

Method –

  • Heat a pan, add mangoes and 2 cups of water.
  • Cover the lid, cook on medium heat for 6-7 minutes.
  • The mangoes has become soft, turn off the heat and let it cool down.
  • Strain it with strainer.
  • Take a grinder jar, add cooked mangoes and grind it into a smooth puree.
  • Mango puree is ready..
  • Mix puree with mango water and mix well.
  • Adjust water and sugar as per the desired consistency.
  • Strain again with strainer.
  • Mango Frooti is ready, keep it into  fridge for 1 hour.
  • After 1 hour serve chill with some ice cubes and garnish with mango pieces.

Instant Coconut Ladoo(नारियल के लडू)-Coconut Recipe-Coconut Laddu In 5 Minutes-Nariyal Ladoo

Ingredients –

  1. Grated coconut powder – 1 cup
  2. Sweetened Condensed milk – ½ cup
  3. Food color – yellow, red, etc.
  4. Ghee or Butter – 1 tsp.

Method –

  • Heat a pan/ Kadhai on low heat.
  • Add grated coconut powder, cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Take out 2 tbsp coconut powder for coating.
  • Add sweetened condensed milk and mix well.
  • Keep stirring continuously.
  • Add ghee and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • After 2-3 minutes turn off the heat.
  • Let the mixture cool down slightly till it’s cold enough to hold with your hands.
  • Now divide the coconut mix into three equal part.
  • Take one part to make white ladoo, mix red color in another part to make red ladoo and mix yellow color in the remaining to make yellow ladoo.
  • Take small portion of colored coconut mix, roll them into small ball and coat all the ladoo with grated coconut.
  • Coconut ladoo is ready to serve.