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Suji halwa / semolina halwa / halwa Prasad

Very happy today as my younger one is coming home after so many months, she is a foodie and her list of choice food is always ready a month before...and I just love to cook for my daughters ...going to miss my elder angel ...she'll not able to make it this time...part of life, I am happy that she is busy with her dream project my blessings are always with her. Coming back to list, Sooji  halwa is her first choice...She calls it sheera as she is studying in Maharashtra. Sooji halwa is often made for an auspicious occasion or a pooja. It could also be a festive occasion like diwali, ganesh chaturthi or a religious ceremony conducted in your home or also when you just want to have something sweet. In North India we often make it for special breakfast accompanied with mater poha and bread rolls.  If you are making sooji halwa for religious occasions then add a pinch of edible camphor in it. during 8th or 9th day of  navratri festival, this sooji halwa is made along with dry kala chana a…

How to make puri/ Indian fried flat bread

Puri is very popular and simple Indian fried flat bread. It is eaten for breakfast or as a snack or light meal. Whether it is a train journey or a picnic party puri is all time favorite among all. My daughters love puris and I often make puris for them...just follow step by step recipe and enjoy all time favorite Puri   In this recipe I  put salt and ajwain (carom seeds) just to give a nice aroma and to add health benifit as you all know carom seeds are good for can leave it if you want plane puries.
Puri best goes with aloo ki sabji , chole and achar...some times we serve puri with kesri kheer for prasad....


Atte ka halwa/ kada Prasad / wheat flour halwa

step by step recipe Atte ka halwa or kada Prasad 
Atte ka Halwa or Kada Prasad is popular North Indian halwa recipe, in Gurudwara aate ka halwa is distributed as naivedyam/prasad and known as Kada Prasad. In our home atte ka halwa is as popular as any other halwa. We often make aata halwa  for breakfast, same as sooji halwa. During any pooja aate ka halwa, poori is distributed as naivedyam at home, temple etc.

To achieve getting perfect aate ka halwa is little tricky but with practice you will get it right. It took me a while to achieve this too, but then my mom thought me the recipe which she is using since last so many years where atta is roasted in ghee for kada Prasad she use little more ghee, if you want you can reduced it also but then you have to be very careful  because with less ghee there is a chance that your halwa will turn lumpy, if this happened then atta will not able to roast properly and you will not get perfect halwa..

Kerala parantha | malabar parantha| lachcha parantha

Kerala parantha / Malabar parantha ,there is very less difference between karala parantha and North Indian lachcha parantha.  Malabar Parottas or Kerala Parathas are a street food originating from the Malabar region along the coast of Southern India. Some secrets can’t always remain hidden, and this bread has made it’s way all over the country and the world. It’s flaky, crispy and crumbly nature makes it a favorite among all age-groups. 
In my previous posts i have posted other parantha recipes also likeGOBI PARANTHA , ALOO PARANTHA , MISSI PARANTHA and so on ..
Just follow this step by step recipe and I am sure success will bring big broad smile on your face ..enjoy !!!

Ingredients :

Maida - 4 cups (plain flour or all purpose flour) Sugar - 1 tsp Baking soda - 1 tsp  Oil - 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup, approx Water as required Salt to taste
For Making Paste: Oil - 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1/2 cup

Method :

1. In a bowl, add maida,soda, salt and sugar and mix well. Slowly add water and make a     sof…

Matar kachori ( savory fried puff pastries stuffed with peas )/ How To Make Perfect Matar Kachori

I usually avoid to much of oily things in day to day menu but some times I made kachori's (Indian fried puff pastries ) and paratha's ( stuffed flat bread) just to add some variety in my daily menu .
We Indians  really like fried stuff for breakfast. In the countryside they like to have paratha's with buttermilk and homemade white butter, actually they are very hardworking they leave home early in the morning and they spend the whole day working in farms or factories and return back only in the evening. So for them heavy breakfast is really important, it gives energy for the whole day and they don't feel hungry .
For us as we live in the urban areas we don't do much hard work we just sit at one place like offices and also we have to be a little conscious about our diet . We can't afford oily stuff daily but once in while we can enjoy these delicacies .
Coming back to the point Mutter kachori  is a very popular street food of Delhi and we often make it at home also…

Reddish Stuffed Maize Flour Fried Bread ' Bharwa Makki ki kachori'

Makka ki stuffed kachori is a delicacy of Utter Pradesh, a very amazing combination of crispness and taste. Variation of stuffing will give exiting twist to this delightful dish ...makka ki kachori can be accomplished with green coriander chutney and aloo tamater ki sabji 

Ma kka ki kachori' stuffed maize flour fried bread

Katlama (Pakistani flat bread)

Katlama ( Pakistani flat bread)
Pakistan our friendly neighborhood , we have many similarities in our cuisine and culture  that's why we love their food as much as we love ours , these day's i am exploring their cuisine and i found some very interesting  vegetarian recipes , i tried some of them and it came out to be so good that i really wanted  to share with you all. Katlama is a Pakistani flat bread / roti. its taste is very much like the Indian dal kachori , the only difference i found is, we stuff filling in this bread and they topped it with dal mixture and fry it. but it tastes awesome , katlama is basically a street food of Pakistan .. 
Katlama ( Pakistani flat bread)


All purpose flour ........... 1/2 cup

Whole wheat flour ...........1 cup

Green moong daal ...........1 cup

Dry mango powder / chat masala............1 tsp

Carom seeds .................1/2 tsp

Checkpea flour ..............1/2 cup

Chilly paste...................... 1 tbsp

Coriander chopped ........…

Rajasthani Besan Parantha

ThaRajasthani besan paratha( Gram flour stuffed flat bread )

Hi friends by mistake I had lost all my posts of label Indian breads ... retrieve most of them re-shearing one by one ...only able to retrieve few pictures soon i will post all again ..
Another Indian bread in the series! as I told you earlier, every part of India has a different variety ,taste and cuisine and Indian paratha's are one of them, so many varieties of parantha's and we really enjoy these special breads.
when ever we plan long road trips i carry these parathas along. these are very useful because of its long shelf life .....I usually add achar masala in stuffing. It gives an amazingly good boost to the taste .