Friday, April 24, 2009

Rice Cake

Hi Friends

It's long long time since I have posted any recipe. That doesn't mean am starving or not cooking :P Here am back again with a quick and simple recipe yet impressive one
  1. 2 cup boiled rice (can use left over rice as well)
  2. 1 cup bhindi (ladyfinger) bhaji (again can be left over)
  3. 1 cup cooked rajma1 cup cooked matar paneer sabzi
  4. 1 cup green chuttney (can be mint or corriander )
  5. 1 cup tomato sauce


You can use all the veggies and rice as left over from previous day party too.

  1. Take a deep bowl and greese it with ghee / butter/ oil.
  2. Now spread a layer of riceOver it spread a layer of green chuttney
  3. Again a layer of rice
  4. then a layer of rajma
  5. then a layer of rice
  6. again a layer of bhindi bhaji
  7. layer of rice
  8. layer of matar paneer
  9. layer of rice
  10. layer of tomato ketchup
  11. layer of rice

If you are non vegetarian you can substitute a layer of chicken gravy with bhindi bhaji . Then press it well with help of spatula. Once settled turn the bowl upside down over the serving dish and pat it from all sides. It will come out easily. Now the final garnish with ketchup (or your imagination)Rice cake is ready

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Dreamland Pudding

· Pre-cooked Vanilla custard (as per the instructions on the pack)-----> 1 bowl
· Pre-cooked Strawberry custard (as per the instructions on the pack)-----> 1 bowl
Note: While preparing custard make sure to make it's consistency thick and should be semi solid kind of so that it is easy to spread layers. For making thicker increase the level of custard powder.
· Orange slices – 5
· Sunfeast Orange Maree biscuits – 10
· Cashewnuts for garnishing
· Fruit cake pieces – 3

· Take a serving bowl and put small layer of vanilla custard.
· Take fruit cake pieces and cut into four piece each
· Now Arrange cake pieces over the vanilla custard
· Spread strawberry custard layer over this
· Now take maree biscuits and crush them into fine powder
· Spread a layer of orange maree biscuit over strawberry custard layer
· Now spread vanilla custard over this
· Take orange slices and cut into small pieces
· Arrange them over vanilla custard
· Put final layer of strawberry layer and garnish with vanilla custard in centre and chopped cashews in the middle
· It’s ready put in refrigerator and serve chilled

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Masala Akki Roti


  • blackeyed beans ¼ small bowl

  • red kidney beans ¼ small bowl

  • rice flour 1 cup

  • lemon juice – 1 tsp

  • spring onion – ½ small bowl

  • tomatoes - 1 small

  • spinach – 3-4 leaves

  • Green bell pepper – 1/2

  • green cabbage – ½ bowl

  • cashewnuts – ½ bowl coarsely grounded

  • Salt and red chilly powder according to taste

  • Oil


  • Soak blackeyed beans and red kidney beans overnight and boil with spinach leaves and pinch of salt.

  • Boil them till the beans are tender and soft.

  • Now make puree of it in mixer and keep aside.

  • Chop spring onions, tomatoes, green bell pepper and green cabbage very finely.

  • Take a bowl and mix all the veggies along with beans and spinach puree.

  • Add coarsely grounded cashewnuts.

  • Add salt to taste and red chilly powder.

  • Add rice flour and make dough of semi solid consistency which should be sticky enough which can be spread by hand.

  • Now take a non-stick tawa which should be cold

  • Spread the batter with hand in shape of roti (thin layer ) by making hole in a center.It should be big hole just like we have in vada's (you can imagine this as a big size vada totally flaten and very thin).

  • Now roast this on high flame with putting very little oil on sides and center

  • You can make out yourself that it is done as it will become crisp and will start leaving sides so that you can pull it off from tava.No need to roast from other side.It is ready.To make another one again cool the tawa first and then repeat

  • Garnish with bellpeppers and ketchup.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Merey Ghar Aayee Ek Nanhee Pari

We are writing this to share
A moment so unique, a feeling so rare
A little cute angle has flown down to earth
From our prayers womb she has taken birth
Who would of thought, to our surprise?
The day we looked in our daughter's eyes,
That we would find our sunshine, our star, our pearl,
All the thoughts in our head, of this little girl.
You came to us early on the twenty eighth of February,
She was supposed to come later, but she was in a little hurry .
We did not realize the moment, 'till the moment she was placed inside of our hands.
And it was at that split moment,
When she opened her eyes,
her true identity was no longer disguised.
As the lights glistened, in her beautiful eyes,
Inside we slowly started to cry.
We were given an angel, from heavens' above, the final test as a man and wife,
A little girl to love and cherish for life.
Anjan Preet and Sachin Bhandari ( Mom and Dad )
Composed by Sachin
All this time I was blogging here, where in I have shared my feelings as my days with pregnancy

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


This is the first time am thinking of taking part in any blogsphere event. It's not that I never got to know any but am so lazy to take part but this time I found rules were easy and I have almost half of the things in draft mode so thought of putting in for the Game Night Party Recipes on Manasi Desai's blog.So here I go with Dabeli a snack which is tummy full and nutritious too. So guys make a note of it how to prepare .... not so difficult, infact too easy

Boiled and mashed potatoes 3-4
Fresh Pomegranates(anaar) seeds - 1 small bowl
Onion chopped - 1 small bowl
Fresh corriander leaves - 1 bunch
Chick peas (soaked overnight and boiled in salted water) - 1/2 bowl(optional)
Green chillies finely chopped as per your taste
Chopped tomatoes - 1 small bowl
paneer/cottage cheese cubes - 1 small bowl(optional)
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
Amchoor powder/dry mango powder - 1 tsp
Chat masala - 1 tsp
Pita bread or Pav or Bun - 5-6
Butter to roast
Pre- prepration:
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl except pita bread and butter.

Add little butter to this and Micro the contents of bowl for one minute on high. Although this is totally optional but it gives good taste.
Now take a pita bread/pav/bun and slit it open from middle. Make a pocket out of it as shown

Pocket should be large enough to stuff the bowl contents. Stuff each Pita Bread with 2 - 3 spoon full of stuffing and keep aside.
This can be prepared in advance, say 2-3 hours before the games and as soon as the serving time is near all you have to do is roast with butter on both sides on griddle/tawa for 5 mins or till the time upper crust of bread becomes crispy.
This is quite handy to make as most of it can be prepared in advance and rest roasting can be done before serving time and this is quite filling too.
Serve Dabeli with green coriander chuttney or with tomato ketchup.


Friday, December 07, 2007

Prunes Brownie (Eggless)

My recipe is totally inspired from Jeena's recipe of Prune's pudding and I give her full credit for letting this idea pop in my mind. Few days back I read Jeena's Recipe of Prune Pudding where she mentioned benefits of prunes and I was totally ignorant with what all can we do with prune, This was the first time I brought prunes and kept in my fridge for long time as I didn't know what to do.

Then I read her recipe and I wanted to try that but I was running short of all ingredients reason being as am leaving for India soon so am trying to empty my kitchen and didn't want to buy new things. She used Couscous, Dark Molasses Sugar , Honey, Cocoa Powder, Light Brown Sugar, Tin Prunes , White Danish Bread, Almonds and dusting sugar and funny thing is I didn't have any of these things except prunes :D not even bread, though bread is one thing which is always in my fridge and as it was already dark so couldn't go out and get bread
But I wanted to try prunes so badly that came up with idea of brownies and believe me it turned out so well.
I bet Jeena's recipe would be great to try and I will definitly try that one when I reach India but here I would like to share recipe for brownies

1 1/2 cup semolina (suji/rava) - roasted
1/2 tin condensed milk (milkmade will do)
2-3 bars of dark chocolate (melted)
10 -12 prunes ready to eat ones
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup roughly chopped almonds and cashews
1/4 cup Butter - melted

Take roasted semolina in bowl and add condensed milk, melted chocolate, butter, baking powder and mix well. If you feel mixture is too tight you can add little bit of milk to soften it. Add prunes to it and mix well. Grease a baking tray and add this mixture to it. Now put the roughly chopped nuts on it. It will look like this.

Now pre-heat oven on 180 degree and then put the tray for baking. Bake on 180 degree for 10 mins and then on 150 degree for other 25 mins. You can test it with knife and if knife comes out clean it is done.
Cool it for 5 mins and take out
it's ready to relish :)

I already had my bite :D
P.S : You can read the health benefits of prunes on her blog

Monday, November 26, 2007

Papad sabzi

Today I was watching mirch masala on star plus where he was telling about papad curry and this is the one which I make most of the time and that too with three different ways as it is the most easiest and fastest recipe that I know. Being married in rajasthan, this one is prepared in rajasthan extensively so here is typical rajasthan papad ki sabzi

Papad Curry 1


  • Papad or popadam 2-3 (roasted or fried and kept aside)you can even use the left over papads from last night dinner

  • Cumin seeds 1 tsp

  • Curd - 2 tbsp

  • salt to taste

  • red chily powder - 1 tsp

  • tumeric powder - 1/2 tsp

  • chopped coriander - 1 tsp

  • water 1 cup

  • chopped garlic - 1/2 tsp (optional)

  • Heeng 1 tsp (only if papad doesn't have hing)

  • Ghee - 1 tsp


  • Add ghee to pan and crackle cumin seeds along with hing, fry garlic.

  • Take the pan off the gas and add curd along with tumeric, chilly powder and then put it back on gas.

  • Mix well and don't let it curdle, add water to it.

  • Break papad to pieces and add it to curry and let it boil for 2-3 mins. Make curry thick as per your choice.

  • Add salt to taste and garnish with coriander. it is ready

Papad Curry - 2


  • Papad 2-3 (raw papads)

  • cumin seeds

  • curd 1 tsp (optional)

  • water 2 cups

  • tumeric and red chilly powder,

  • coriander powder

  • salt to taste

  • ghee - 1 tsp


  • Heat ghee and crackle cumin seeds, add haldi and red chilly powder and coriander powder and saute well.

  • saute till it forms a net like consitency (1-2 mins) then add water, you can also add curd to it.

  • As the water come to boil add raw papad pieces and boil (2mins)

  • add salt and it is ready

Papad curry -3

  • papad roasted or fried 2-3 ,

  • rest same ingredients except curd and water instead take cream or malai 5 tbsp


  • Crackle cumin seeds in ghee and simmer gas

  • Add malai to this and let it simmer and do not allow malai to become ghee

  • Add tumeric and red chilly powder and cook for 3 - 4 mins then add papad pieces to it and bring to boil.

  • Garnish with coriander leaves. it's ready

The above two curries are quite common in every rajasthani household and third one is my version which I like the most :) Biggest benefit of this curry is that it comes so handy when I run short of ideas or not in mood to cook as it takes only five mins and this is the one which is made by such ingredients which are always at my home