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How to prepare Boondi Raita ? Ingredients: Boondhi – 1/2 cup Yogurt – 2 cups (beaten/ whisked) Salt – 1/2 tsp Sugar(make sure there is no bone char in it) – 1 tsp Chat masala- 1/2 tsp Fresh coriander leaves- 1 tbsp Procedure: In a mixing bowl, whisk the yogurt/curd, add salt, sugar, chat masala, and fresh chopped coriander leaves and mix well Add the boondhi to the yogurt just before serving this keeps the boondhi crunchy and not soggy Serve to Krishna with any rice item and enjoy His Prasadam
How to prepare coconut raita ? Ingredients: grated coconut – 1/4 cup grated ginger- 1/2 inch piece fresh green chilli – 1 salt to taste sugar- 1 tsp (optional) yogurt/ curd – 2 cups (beaten/whisked) water to adjust the consistency Procedure: In a blender, blend the grated coconut, ginger and fresh green chilli into a fine paste. Transfer the coconut paste into a mixing bowl and to it add yogurt, salt and sugar (optional) to it and mix well. Adjust the consistency of the raita to pourable liquid with water. Serve it with rice or with rotis to [...]
How to prepare Tamarind Chutney ? Ingredients: Tamarind – small lemon sized ball Water – 2 cup Fresh dates/ dry dates- about 8 to 10 (1/2 cup) Ground dry ginger- 1 tsp Salt to taste Dry red chilly powder- 1 tsp Fennel/saunf seeds- 1 tsp Cumin powder- 1 tsp Coriander powder- 1 tsp Jaggery powder – 4 tbsp Procedure: In a sauce pan, take the tamarind, dates (if dried dates are being used soak them in hot water for 2 hours or until soft) and water. Cook the above mixture on a medium low heat for 10 min [...]
How to make Coriander chutney ? Ingredients: Coriander – 1 bunch chana dal – 1 tsp Urad dal – 3 tbsp mustard seeds – 1 tsp +1 tsp (for tempering) cumin seeds -1 tsp dry red chillies – 2 dry tamarind – small piece (about 2 inches) (or 1 1/2 tsp tamarind paste) salt to taste Asafoetida – a pinch oil – 1 tbsp + 1 tsp (for tempering) sugar – 1 tbsp (optional) curry leaves around 5 -6 leaves(for tempering ) Procedure: Wash and clean the coriander, remove the thick stalks and separate the leaves and keep [...]
How to prepare Spinach Yoghurt Dip ? Ingredients: Spinach – half bunch/ about 1 handful fresh green chillies – 1 (chopped finely) grated ginger- 1/2 tsp Curry leaves – around 5 to 6 leaves ghee/ butter – 1 tsp mustard seeds- 1 tsp cumin seeds – 1 tsp carom seeds/ ajawain seeds- 1 tsp Asafoetida – a pinch yogurt/ curd – 2 cups (beaten) salt to taste chat masala- 1 tsp (optional) black salt- 1 tsp (optional) sugar -1 tsp (optional) Procedure: Wash the spinach leaves for a couples times. Finely chop them and set aside. In a [...]
How to Prepare Tomato Chutney? Tomato Chutney is a side dish which you can eat along with Chapathi, Roti, or mix in rice. Ingredients: Tomatoes -3 medium sized -chopped to chunks Capsicum – 1 medium – chopped to chunks For Tempering: Oil -1tbsp Green Chillies-2 Curry leaves – handful Coriander leaves- handful Mustard seeds -1 tsp Cumin seeds – 1tsp Fenugreek seeds- 1/2 tsp Urad dal – 2 tbsp Chana dal – 1tbsp Dry red chilly – 1 Salt to taste Asafoetida- a pinch Turmeric powder – a pinch Procedure: In a wok / kadai / [...]
How to prepare Mint and Coriander chutney ? This easy to prepare chutney goes very well with most of our savories Ingredients: Coriander leaves – 1 bunch Mint /Pudina – 1 bunch Green chilli -1 -2 Ginger – 1/2 inch piece Salt as required Lemon juice – 2 tsp Procedure: Wash and clean coriander and mint leaves. Grind all the ingredients into a fine paste. Transfer into a bowl. Serve it to Lord Krishna along with a savory and the enjoy his prasadam.
How to prepare Flapjacks ? Ingredients: 1 1/2 blocks butter (375g) 8 cups Scottish porridge oats 2 tsp vanilla essence 1/2 cup broken or whole hazel nuts 1/2 cups raisins 1 3/4 cup sugar(Beet sugar, Unrefined sugar, USDA Organic sugar, and Raw sugar can be used but not white sugar, or refined sugar) 1 1/2 cup golden syrup Procedure: Grease a large baking tray and cover with a thin layer of semolina to prevent sticking or cover the surface of the baking tray with grease proof paper. Preheat the oven to 165-170 C . Melt butter in [...]
How to prepare yogurt sponge cake? This is a bakery item which can be prepared very quickly and taste sweet. Ingredients: For Cake 200g (1 1/2 cups) self raising flour 2 tsp baking powder 100g (1/2 cup) Sugar(Beet sugar, Unrefined sugar, USDA Organic sugar, and Raw sugar can be used but not white sugar, or refined sugar) 150 ml(2/3 cup) yogurt 5 tbsp sunflower oil 1 tsp vanilla essence For Filling 2 cups of chopped fruits -apples, bananas, pears, peaches, pineapple, apricots, or a mixture 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 tbsp sugar(Beet sugar, Unrefined sugar, USDA Organic sugar, [...]