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Aloo Bonda or Batata Vada is a popular South Indian Snack usually served as a evening snack and is a popular street food too. Today we are sharing a variation of this, Vegetable Bonda. These bonda have a distinct flavour and tastes really different from usual Aloo Bonda because of its stuffing.

Here is the video recipe:


To fry these Bonda, I have used Fortune Groundnut Activ oil as it gives an authentic taste of groundnut oil with the health benefits of Sunflower. So lets quickly see how to make it.


Below is the detailed recipe as well:

Ingredients: For the Stuffing: 7-8 Boiled Potato ½ cup Diced Carrot ½ cup Green Peas ½ cup Sliced Onions ½ tsp Chopped Ginger ½ tsp Mustard Seeds (Rai) ½ tsp Cumin Seeds (Zeera) 1 tsp Urad Dal Curry leaves Salt as per taste ½ tsp each Red chilli powder, Turmeric Powder ¼ tsp Coriander Powder (Dhania) ¼ tsp Garam Masala Coriander Leaves (optional) For the Batter: 1 cup Gram Flour (Besan) 6 tbsps Rice Flour Salt, Turmeric Powder, Red chilli powder 1 cup Water Fortune Groundnut Activ Oil for frying

Method:

1. Mash potatoes. Finely chop carrot and peas in a chopped else use steamed carrot and peas.
2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Here I am using Fortune Groundnut Activ oil. It gives an authentic taste of goundnut oil with the health benefits of Sunflower. This oil is high in MUFA and PUFA, which lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol. 

Now sauté mustard seeds, cumin seeds and ural dal in oil. Once dal is cooked, sauté ginger and add onions to it. Add curry leaves.

3. Once onions turns little brownish, add coriander powder, garam masala, salt, turmeric. Saute all spices for a minute, do not overcook it to maintain the flavour.

4. Add all the mashed and chopped vegetables in the cooked masala – potato, carrot and peas. Let it cook for 2-3 minutes and add chopped coriander leaves to it. Remove from the flame and cool it down completely.

5. Heating Oil for frying Bonda – While the stuffing is getting cool, we will keep oil for heating. For frying Bonda we will use this ground nut oil only. Traditional and organic cold processing extraction is done to maintain purity of oil. This oil is stable at high temperatures so is ideal for frying as well as sautéing. You can even fry poories and pakoras in this same oil. 

6. Once the mixture stuffing cools down completely, divide the mixture into 8-9 equal portions and roll it in balls.

7. Batter preparation – In a bowl, add all the ingredients and add water to prepare a smooth batter. The batter should be thick, in case it becomes thin then add more gram flour and rice flour to it.

8. Coating and Frying – Check if the oil is hot enough by dropping a portion of batter in oil. Coat the stuffing in the prepared batter and gently drop the ball in the heated oil. Do not disturb the balls as soon as it is dropped else it will break. Let it fry for few seconds and then stir it till golden in colour. 

9. Take out the fried hot veg bonda on a kitchen towel and serve immediately with green chutney or hot cup of tea.

The mix vegetable bonda tastes incredibly delicious and taste best when served hot with a cup of tea.


 


                               
Gond Pak is a traditional Indian sweet or dessert recipe. Gond Pak is generally made during winter months and it is made using gond (edible gum), khoya or mawa, and sugar. 

Gond or edible gum is very healthy and in winter is an absolute essential. Edible gum is known to boost stamina and health, helping one keep away from falling sick due to cold and cough. It is good for bones too. The most common usage of gond is in form of Gond Ladoos, which are delicious and absolutely amazing. Check out my how to make Gond ladoos

Here is the video recipe for easy reference:



Wish to make other traditional Indian desserts:

Poha Ladoo
Ghiya ki Barfi
Besan Ki barfi

Below is the detailed recipe as well:

Ingredients:

Gond (Edible Gum) - 50 gms
Khoya/ Mawa  - 250 gms
Sugar - 60 gms
Desi Ghee (Clarified Butter) - 1-2 tbsp for frying   
Dessicated Coconut - 30 gms (optional)
Cardamom Powder - 1/2 tsp (optional)
Chopped nuts like almonds, cashew nuts. Pista 

Method:
1. Heat desi ghee in a heavy bottom pan or kadai. Fry gond on medium to high flame else it will not puff up well. Fry till gond are crispy and puff up well. Remove the edible gum from kadai. Crust it with bac side of steel bowl or use a crusher. 
2. In same kadai, add mawa to roast and roast while stirring it until colour changes or fragrance appear. The colour of mawa will change slightly and  it will turn soft. 
3. Thereafter add sugar and continue cooking till mawa leaves sides of the pan. At this stage add 3/4 quantity of crushed edible gum and mix it well with roasted mawa. Cook till a ball is formed. 
4. Grease a tray or plate with desi ghee or line it with parchment paper. Spread the mawa mixture on it as per the required thickness of barfi. Sprinkle leftover crushed edible gum, chopped nuts and press it gently on top of the barfi. 
5. Keep the barfi for setting at room temperature at least for 2 hours. Cut the barfi into desired shape and store it in an air tight container. It can last up-to 15-20 days.  

 

 

Sharing 2 quick gluten free roti recipes which are best to consume for weight loss diet. Both rotis are fibrous and can also be consumed by those who have BP, Cholesterol, Diabetes problem. Ragi roti and Besan roti are very nutritious and healthy to consume by all age groups. Do try out these quick breakfast recipes.

Here is the video for easy reference:

Below is the written recipe as well:

Ragi Roti Ingredients:
1 cup Ragi flour (Finger Millet)
1/4 cup grated carrot
1/4 cup grated cabbage
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 tsp Zeera (Cumin Seeds)
1/2 tsp Ajwain (carom seeds)
Salt, Red chilli as per taste
Desi Ghee

Besan Roti Ingredients:
1 cup Besan (Gram Flour)
1/4 cup curd (optional for vegan)
1/4 cup grated Radish
1/4 cup chopped Radish leaves
1 tsp Grounded Flaxseed Powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 tsp Ajwain (carom seeds)
1/2 tsp Zeera (Cumin seeds)
Salt, Red chilli as per taste
Desi Ghee

Method:
1. Knead a soft and firm dough using all the ingredients. Use Luke warm water to prepare the dough. Allow the dough to rest for 5-10 min. 
2. Roll out rotis using dry flours on a flat surface. Cook the rotis on griddle on both the sides. 
3. Smear the rotis with desi ghee and serve it immediately with curd or any green vegetable of choice. 

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Sharing 2 gluten free roti recipes which are best to consume during winter months and are very effective in weight loss. These recipes are good for BP, Cholesterol, Diabetics as well. Bajra roti and makki roti are very nutritious and healthy to consume by all age groups. Both the grains Pearl millet or Bajra and corn or makki are full of fiber and have good amount of vitamins and minerals. So do try out these recipes.

Here is the video recipe for easy reference:

Below is the detailed recipe as well:

Bajra Roti Ingredients:
1 cup Bajra flour (Pearl Millet)
1/4 cup curd (optional for vegan)
1/4 cup grated cauliflower
1/4 cup chopped spring onion
1 tsp chopped ginger garlic
1 tsp til (sesame seeds)
1/2 tsp Ajwain (carom seeds)
a pinch hing (asafoetida)
Salt, Red chilli as per taste
Desi Ghee

Makki Roti Ingredients:
1 cup Makki ka Atta (Corn Flour )
1/4 cup grated carrot
1/4 cup chopped methi
1 tsp chopped ginger garlic
1/2 tsp Ajwain (carom seeds)
1/2 tsp Zeera (Cumin seeds)
Salt, Red chilli as per taste
Desi Ghee

Method:
1. Knead a soft and firm dough using all the ingredients. Use Luke warm water to prepare the dough. Allow the dough to rest for 5-10 min. 
2. Roll out rotis using dry flours on a flat surface. Cook the rotis on griddle on both the sides. 
3. Smear the rotis with desi ghee and serve it immediately with curd or any green vegetable of choice. 

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Vegetarian Frittata

Sharing a gluten-free, Soy-free, Egg- free and protein rich breakfast recipe Vegetarian Frittata. A vegetarian omelet recipe, Frittata, a very popular Egg based Italian Breakfast. Frittata is an egg-based Italian dish similar to an omelette or crustless quiche or scrambled eggs, enriched with additional ingredients such as meats, cheeses or vegetables. The word frittata is Italian and roughly translates to "fried." But I am a vegetarian and hence wanted to make my Frittata without using any eggs!!! I am sure you will love this recipe... Try it out...

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Here is the video recipe for easy reference:

Below is the detailed written recipe as well:

Ingredients: For Batter Chickpea Flour (Besan) - 1 1/2 Cup Curd - 1/4 cup Water - 1 1/2 cup Salt - 1 tsp Turmeric Powder, Chili powder - 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds powder - 1/2 tsp Baking Soda - 1 tsp Black Pepper - 1/2 tsp Oil - 1 tsp Greens (Spinach/mint/coriander) - 1/4 cup Vegetables Sliced onions, capsicum, carrot - 1 Shredded cabbage- 1/2 cup Chopped Broccoli, cauliflower, tomato - 1/2 cup Peas - 1/2 cup Salt - 1 tsp Oil - 1 tsp

Method:
1. Batter - In a bowl, whisk all the ingredients to prepare a thick batter until smooth. 
2. Vegetables - Saute all vegetables in a pan with little salt until tender. Ensure not to overcook. 
3.  Grease a baking 9" baking dish/pie pan and transfer the vegetables at base. Spread it evenly. Pour the frittata mixture into the dish and bake for 45 to 50 minutes at 180 degrees, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out almost clean. The top will crack and get golden. Spray or brush some oil on the top of the frittata while it is still hot. Let it sit for 10 minutes before serving. Store refrigerated for up to 3 days.




                                       

Christmas is the best time of the year for baking. So today let me prepare a healthy treat for all of you - Eggless Whole Wheat Fruit Muffins. No eggs, No refined flour, No refined sugar and No rum  is needed to prepare this super healthy and delectable muffins. 

Learn how to bake an eggless whole wheat muffins using jaggery. Eggless fruit muffins are must for any party be it Christmas, New year eve or even a birthday party. So let's get started. 

Here is the video recipe for easy reference:

Below is the detailed written recipe as well:

10 Servings
10 min (plus 1 hour soaking time) Preparation time
20 minutes in Microwave 

Ingredients:
Whole Wheat Flour (Atta) – 1.5 cups
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon powder – 1/4 tsp
Ginger powder - 1/8 tsp (optional)  
Jaggery Powder– 1 cup 
Refined oil – 1/2 cup
Curd –  1 cup 
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp

Fruits & Nuts:
Nuts (walnuts, almonds, cashew nuts etc) – 1/4 cup
Dried Fruits, chopped (Raisins, black berries , apricots, figs, dates) - 1/2 cup
Fruit Juice (Mixed Fruit/ Grape/ Orange/ Apple) - 1/3 cup

Method:
1. Soak all dried fruits in fruit juice for 1-2 hours. Cook soaked dried fruits for 5 min to make it soft and tender. But cooking is an optional step.
2. Sieve all dry ingredients in a bowl - Whole wheat flour, baking soda and powder, cinnamon powder, ginger powder.
3. In separate bowl, add oil, jaggery, curd, vanilla essence. If using jaggery, then melt in microwave for one min with interval of 30 sec and add into the mixture to form a smooth puree.
4. Add both dry and wet ingredients to form a thick batter. Add little milk, if batter gets too thick.
5. Add soaked dried fruits along with half quantity of almonds and walnuts.
6. Grease muffin molds or alternatively place cupcake liners in paper cups. Half fill each cup with batter and top with leftover dried fruits and nuts.
7. Bake muffins in preheated microwave at 180 degrees for 20 min till toothpick comes out clean. Place muffins on wire rack to cool down. If the toothpick is little sticky, then continue baking for another 2-3 min. One can also bake this cake in airfryer or an oven. 
8. Once cool, serve immediately.

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Sharing a very healthy quinoa recipe for weight loss. Quinoa is a gluten free grain which is a rich source of high quality protein, fibers, vitamins and minerals. If you are following a weight loss diet or want to eat a healthy wholesome meal, then you can certainly include this quinoa in your diet. So let’s check out how to make this incredibly healthy salad recipe.

Here I am using NeuHerbs Raw, unroasted, white quinoa which is 100% natural. It comes in a zip lock bag, making it convenient to store the left over quantity. I ordered this one on Amazon. You can also buy it here .

You must be wondering how quinoa will help in weight loss. The combination of fiber and protein in quinoa keeps you full for longer period of time and you feel satisfied whole day, thus helping in weight loss. Quinoa also adds a boost to your everyday nutrition and gives a healthy start to your day.)

Check out another healthy quinoa recipe: Quinoa Uttapam for weight loss


Here is the video recipe for easy reference:
Below is the detailed written recipe as well:
INGREDIENTS Quinoa - 1 cup Soaked Urad Dal - 1/2 cup Black Cardamom, Green Cardamom - 1 pcs each Bay Leaf, Cinnamon - 1 pcs Chopped Vegetables - 1 cup (Carrot, Broccoli, Onion, Capsicum, Tomato) Sunflower seeds, Pumpkin Seeds - 1 tsp each Nuts like almonds, walnuts, berries Salt, Black pepper - As per taste Fresh herbs like mint, coriander, Parsley etc

Method:

Preparation of quinoa:

1. The most important step to use quinoa is washing the quinoa. One needs to wash the quinoa by rubbing it nicely with your palms. Quinoa has a natural coating called saponin which can make cooked quinoa taste little bitter or soapy. Rinsing well before cooking reduces the saponin.

2. After washing 2-3 times, drain the water and then soak the quinoa in fresh water for at least 30 minutes.

3. Post soaking, add the soaked quinoa and water to a pan and boil it first. Actually it is cooked just like rice. Cook the quinoa at a low flame until all the water has absorbed. This will take around 10 to 15 minutes depending upon the quantity of quinoa. Once the quinoa becomes fluffy, remove the pan from heat and cover with a lid for five minutes. And our quinoa is ready to use in your favorite recipes.

Cooking Urad Dal:

 I am using soaked urad dal. I had soaked it for 30 minutes. We need to cook the dal in excess water in a open pan. Ensure not to cook the dal completely. It should not turn mushy. We need to cook it till it is firm and holds shape. Once dal is cooker, drain out the excess water and shed off the water as much as possible. Spread the dal on a cloth so that it becomes little dry. 

Assembling the salad:

Now its time to assemble our salad. In a bowl, combine cooked quinoa, urad dal. Adding dal will make our salad every more full and satisfying. Instead of dal, you can even add boiled chickpeas, beans. Here goes all the veggies and nuts. When you mix quinoa with colourful veggies and crunchy seeds or nuts, then it enhances the richness and freshness of this healthy quinoa salad. So feel free to load your salad with these. Finally squeeze in fresh lemon juice, salt, black pepper as per taste. And our super healthy, very nutritious, satisfying Quinoa salad is ready to serve. This salad tastes incredible and I am sure this will become your new favourite salad.    


 

Jaggery rice or gud ke meethe chawal is a very quick and healthy rice based recipe which can be served as a snack, dessert or even as a meal for toddlers and kids. Kids relish this rice as these are soft and easily digestible too. Carrot has been added in the traditional jaggery rice or gud ke chawal to enhance the nutritional value of the dish. So do try it out.


Here is the video recipe for easy reference: 

Below is the detailed recipe as well:

Ingredients: Rice - 1/2 cup Jaggery - 1/4 cup Grated Carrot - 1/2 cup Desi Ghee - 1 tsp

Method:
1. Soak rice for half hour.
2. Heat desi ghee in a pressure cooker, saute soaked rice for 1-2 min. Add in jaggery pieces along with grated carrot. Saute for another 2-3 min.
3. Add 1.5 cups of water and let it boil. Then pressure cook the rice until 1-2 whistles. Keep at lowest flame for 5 min and switch off the flame.
4. Add in cardamom powder and serve immediately.

Notes:
1. One can add chopped nuts, when serving to kids.
2. This recipe can be given to 10 month old baby. Just ensure not to be chopped nuts but nuts powder can be added after checking nuts allergy to baby.

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Vegetable Rava upma/ suji upma is a very nutritious, healthy and palatable baby food. Suji upma is actually very simple to prepare. You just need roasted semolina ready and few vegetables cut of your babies choice and you are good to go. Suji upma can be comfortably given to babies of 6 months of age, keeping in mind that that both vegetables and semolina needs to be introduced first before giving complex food. Suji upma can be made using plain suji also without vegetables if you are not confident that your baby will be able to chew it. 


Here is the video recipe for ready reference:

Below is the written recipe as well:

INGREDIENTS 
Roasted Suji (Semolina) - 1.5 tbsps 
Peas, chopped beans, onions, shredded carrot - 1/4 cup 
Mustard Seeds - 1/8 tsp 
Desi ghee/ Oil - 1 tsp

Method:
1. Heat 1 tsp desi ghee. Splutter mustard seeds and add 1 cup water for boiling.
2. Add in all vegetables and cook for 5 min until soft and tender. 
3. Add in 1 tbsp of roasted semolina and cook till it absorbs water. 
4. Add nuts powder, only after checking if the baby or toddler is not allergic to nuts. 

 




 


Eggless Banana Cake banana cake is a moist cake with amazing crumb topping. . You can make this yummy banana crumb cake at home with or without an oven. It is really simple and quick. Kids specially love it. Banana crumb cake is a perfect tea cake but can be consumed for breakfast as well as it is quite filling and scrumptious. Do try it out today 
Banana crumb cake

Eggless Banana cake


Here is the video recipe for easy reference: 

Below is the detailed written recipe as well: 

Ingredients:
For Crumb:
Whole Wheat Flour - 1/2 cup (60 gms)
Brown Sugar - 1/3 cup (60 gms)
Cinnamon powder -1/4 tsp
Cold Cubed Butter - 3 tbsp

For Cake
Whole wheat Flour - 1.5 cups (200 gms)
Baking Powder - 1 tsp
Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
Milk - 1/2 cup (125 ml) + Vinegar 1 tsp
Brown Sugar - 1/2 cup (100 gms)
Oil - 1/3 cup (80 ml)
Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
Sliced Almonds for garnishing

Method:
1. Crumb making - Mix all ingredients with fork or hand to prepare crumb. Refrigerate it till batter is being prepared.
2. Buttermilk preparations - In 1/2 cup milk add in vinegar. Mix and keep it aside for 5 min. 
3. Cake Batter - Sieve flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt. Mash bananas, add in sugar along with oil and vanilla essence. Mix all the wet ingredients well. Combine dry and wet ingredients. Gradually add in butter milk and prepare a smooth lump free batter. 
4. Transfer half the batter in baking dish. Spread crumb layer. and then spread other half of batter followed by crumb layer to give layering. Layering is completely optional. 
5. Garnish the top of batter with sliced almonds. Bake the cake till toothpick comes out clean. Various baking options are:
  • Airfryer at 180 degrees for 30 min + 5 min with foil to avoid over browning of crumb layer. 
  • Oven at 180 degrees for 35 min
  • Convection oven at 180 degrees for 30-35 min 
6. One baked cool down the cake completely and cut into pieces. Store the cake in an air tight container. 






Sharing a healthy snack recipe, Veg Pizza McPuff recipe made using atta.
McDonald style recipe in hindi



Check out the video recipe below:

INGREDIENTS Whole Wheat Flour (Atta) - 1 cup Semolina (Suji) - 1/2 cup Salt - As per taste Baking Powder - a pinch Chopped Garlic - 1 tsp Chopped Onion, Capsicum, Carrots - 1/2 cup Peas and Corns - 1.2 cup each Black Pepper, Oregano - As per taste Oil - 2-3 tbsp Cheese - 1/4 - 1/2 cup



Sharing a simple, easy recipe of vegetable pulao. Masala pulao is a complete meal which can be prepared in pressure cooker/ kadai but today I have made crispy kurkure pulao recipe in airfryer. Rice can be perfectly cooked in airfryer as well. 



Here is the video recipe for easy reference:

Below is the detailed written recipe as well:

Ingredients:

Rice - 1 cup
Diced vegetables - 1/2 cup each
(Carrots, onion, cauliflower etc)
Peas - 1 cup
Salt, Red chili powder, turmeric powder - As per taste
Chana masala/ Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp

Method:
1. Soak 1 cup rice in 1.5 cups water. Transfer the soaked rice in a dish, add moe water along with 1 tsp oil. Preheat airfryer at 200 degrees for 5 min, Cook rice in airfryer at 200 degrees for 15 min. Ensure rice are not fully cooked. Once done, cover the rice pan with plate for 5 min.
2. Add salt and 1 tsp oil in vegetables except peas. Transfer it to airfryer basket and cook at 200 degrees for 5 min,
3. In cooked rice, add in cooked vegetables, peas, along with all spices. Mix well. Add little water if required.
4. Lastly airfryer vegetable rice at 200 degrees for 5 min. Steaming hot vegetable rice are ready to serve.

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Sharing a high protein, healthy breakfast recipe - Moong Dal Idli recipe. Moong dal idli is made without rice and prepares instantly. I have given an innovative healthy twist to usual idli recipe by adding sprouts in it to make the idlis more healthy and useful for weight loss. 



Here is the video recipe for easy reference:

Below is the detailed written recipe as well:

Ingredients:
Moong Yellow Dal - 1 cup
Dal Sprouts - 1 cup
Chopped Onion - 1 cup
Chopped Ginger - 1/2 tsp
Curd - 1 tsp
Salt as per taste
Mustard Seeds (Rai)- 1 tsp
Curry Leaves - a few
Oil - 1 tsp
Eno - 1 pack
Method:
1. Soak yellow moong dal for 1 hour. Remove excess water. Grind soaked dal into coarse paste in mixer grinder.
2. In the dal paste, add in chopped onions, ginger, sprouts, salt and mix well.
3. Prepare idli tempering. Splutter mustard seeds in hot oil and add in curry leaves.
4. Add the tempering into the dal batter and mix well. Add in eno and mix lightly.
5. Fill the greased idli moulds with the dal batter and steam for 15-20 min in steamer.
6. once cooked completely, cool down the idlis and serve with green chutney.



Hello friends, sharing another healthy cake recipe - Eggless Mango Cake. No Egg, No Maida, No atta No butter. We will not be using any of these but the outcome is super moist, soft and spongy mango cake. Summers are incomplete without mango so it is must to use mangoes for baking as well. This eggless mango semolina cake is perfect for tea time. So try baking it today as it is really quick and easy. Grab all the ingredients and get going :)




Eggless Mango Cake Recipe in Hindi - एगलेस मैंगो केक बनाने की विधि. एगलेस मैंगो केक बहुत ही स्वादिष्ट और लाजवाब केक है - Eggless Suji Mango Cake recipe in Hindi

Here is the video recipe for easy reference:

Below is the detailed written recipe as well:

Ingredients:
Mango Puree - 1 cup (220 gms) 
Semolina (Suji) - 1 cup (180 gms) 
Sugar - 1/2 cup (100gms) 
Oil - 1/4 cup (60ml) 
Curd - 1 tbsp 
Baking Powder - 1 tsp 
Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp 
Milk - 1 tbsp (add if batter is too thick)
Chopped nuts and seeds for garnishing (optional) 

Method:
1. In a bowl, add in all the ingredients except baking powder and soda. Mix well and let the batter rest for 20 min.
2. In the batter add in baking powder and soda, give a gentle mix. If the batter is too thick, then add 1 tbsp milk.
3. Transfer the prepared batter in greased baking dish. I have used 6"x6" square dish and lined with parchment paper.
4. Sprinkle sliced almonds along with other nuts on top of batter.
5.  Baking options:
- Airfryer at 160 degrees for 18-20 min
- Preheat cooker with 1 cup salt for 15-20 min on medium to high flame. Bake in cooker for 35-40 min
- Oven at 180 degrees for 30-35 min
Once ready check with tooth prick stick. If it comes out clean, then cake is ready to serve. 
6. Cool down the cake completely and cut into slices. The cake will be super soft and moist from inside and crisp from outside. Enjoy!!!





Hello friends, chana masala or chole masala recipe is a authentic Punjabi dish made of chickpeas in gravy. Best served with bhatura or naan, chole batura is popular in North India. I like my chana masala to have a spicy and sour flavour (chatpata khatta masala) which is best achieved by adding homemade chana masala powder. 

Though readymade chana masala powder is very easily available in market by various brands like MDH etc...but freshly done homemade chana powder gives a distinct flavour to the gravy. I am sharing both the recipes of the gravy as well as the masala. Do check it out



Here is the video recipe for easy reference:


Ingredients of Chana Masala Gravy: 

White Chana (Chickpea) - 2 cup 
Chopped Onion - 1 cup 
Chopped Tomato - 1.5 cup 
Chopped Ginger Garlic - 2 tsp 
Cumin (Zeera) - 1 tsp 
Salt - As per taste 
Red Chili powder, Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp each 
Chana Masala Powder - 2 tbsp 
Cooking soda - a pinch
Cooking Oil -2 tsp

Method:
1. Soak chana for sufficient water for 2-3 hours. Once soaked, coat with soda and boil chana with 1 tsp oil and salt.
2. For gravy masala, heat oil and saute zeera, ginger garlic, onions. Add in chana masala and cook for 15-20 on low flame by adding little water in masala.
3. Add all spices and cook again for few minutes. Add in tomato and continue cooking till masala leaves the sides of the kadai.
4. Add the prepared masala in cooked chana. Mix well and cook for 5 more minutes.
5. Serve with bhatura or naan. 

Homemade Chana Masala Powder




Ingredients of Chana Masala Powder:

Chana Dal (Bengal Gram) - 3/4 cup 
Anardana (Dry Pomegranate Seeds) - 2 tbsp 
Javitri (Mace) - 3 pcs
 Laung (Clove) - 1 tsp 
Moti Elaichi (Black Cardamom) - 6-7 pcs 
Chhote Elaichi (Green Caramom) - 10-12 pcs 
Phool (Star Anise) - 2 pcs 
Zeera (Cumin Seeds) - 2 tbsp 
Dhaniya (Coriander Seeds) - 2 tbsp 
Amchur (Dry Mango Powder) - 2 tsp 
Ajwain (Carom Seeds) - 2 tsp 
Pudina (Dried Mint) - 1 tsp 
Kali Mirch (Black Pepper) - 1 tsp 
Hing (Asfoetida) - 1/2 tsp 
Kala Namak (Rock Salt) - 3 tsp 
Dried Ginger Powder - 1 tsp, 
Kasturi Methi (Dried Fenugreek)- 3 tsp

Method:
1. Dry roast chana dal and anardana till crisp. Cool down completely.
2. Grind all the ingredients in a mixer grinder jar to form powder. 
 


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