Besan Ka Sheera is a very effective home remedy for Cold & Cough. With the healing properties of turmeric and pepper it helps in healing throat infection. It is also a tasty quick dessert for sugar cravings at night.
Chatpati Bhindi – Okra made in Air Fryer
Okra or Bhindi is a vegetable made in almost all parts of India. It is one of the vegetables which most kids love. Mine loves it too. I am certain that the lunch box from school will return empty on the days “Bhindi – Roti” is given. Masala bhindi is normally a spicy preparation , wherein the okra is slit horizontally and the mix of spices are filled in. It is a very time consuming process especially if one needs large quantities, so I prefer to cut the okra into half, and then cook with the spices. This recipe is…
Sooji Ka Halwa ( Kesri Bhaat )
Sooji Ka halwa or Kesri bhaat is the most commonly made sweet in an indian household. It is offered as prasahad in Kanjake ( as mentioned in my Kala Chana post ). Each family it’s own recipe of Sooji Halwa. I add Besan ( Gram flour ) and it gives it very earthy taste and a lovely colour. Also, there are various types of sooji, coarse or fine. For Halwa we use fine sooji.
NanKhatai ( Indian Biscuits )
Nankhatai is a variety of cookie popular in India and Pakistan. We have had home made nankhatai since childhood. Nankhatai is still sold in north India, baked freshly in a clay oven. You will still be able spot them out side Seesganj Gurdwara, Old Delhi. This recipe is my mother’s recipe. When I started learning baking this was one of the first cookies that I learnt. My baking lessons started by Mom asking us to measure the ingredients and sieve the dry ingredients. In the era of measuring cups and spoons & digital weighing scales, I wonder how my mother…
A simple recipe of hom made Besan Ladoo distributed as prashad in Sankat Mochan.