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Rajgira/Amranth CremeBrulee(eggless)

 

Rajgira/Ramdana/Amaranth Creme    Brulee(eggless)

Rajgira (Amaranth) or Ramdana, as it is popularly known in Northern India is a power house of nutrients. This grain migrated to India from America, and became an important part of our fasting ritual. Rajgira is a good source of calcium, protein and amino acids and is rich in iron, magnesium and Vitamin A, B and C too.

So Wanna try something new with our good old Rajgira during fasting? Try this creme brulee in it’s indian avtaar. its creamy & buttery texture going to satisfy your tastebuds fully. This Creamy brulee recipe which you can make and eat for upvaas/fast.

But you all must be wondering how creme brulee can be made without Brulee Torch 🤔?  if you don’t have Brulee Torch, don’t worry I have shared the video trick to give the torch effect of it.

The delicious and mouthwatering Rajgira/Ramdana/Amaranth Creme Brulee(eggless) is enjoyed by all. This dish is often prepared for special occasions including parties or festivals. Rajgira/Ramdana/Amaranth Creme Brulee(eggless) is a good option when you want to cook something different . It is an amazing dish which is liked by people of all age groups. The flavourful ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Rajgira/Ramdana/Amaranth Creme Brulee(eggless).

The step by step process with videos will help you learn how to pop Rajgira and make the delicious Rajgira/Ramdana/Amaranth Creme Brulee(eggless). Try this delicious Rajgira/Ramdana/Amaranth Creme Brulee(eggless) recipe at home and surprise your family and friends.

Prep Time  10 min

Cook Time  10 min

Serves  4 people

Ingredients to make Rajgira/Ramdana/Amaranth Creme Brulee(eggless)

Popped rajgira seeds 1 cup

Milk 1/2 liter + 4 tsp cold milk

Amul Cream 1/2 cup

Sugar 2-3 tbsp

Vanilla Cuatard powder 2 tsp / or you can substitute it with sabudana powder/flour or kuttu flour or  waterchestnut flour( singhade ka atta) or even sama rice flour for setting custard and add vanilla to it or you can completely avoid flavouring it.

Few strands of saffron soaked in warm milk

Grated fresh coconut 1 cup

Brown sugar 4 tsp

How to make Rajgira/Ramdana/Amaranth Creme Brulee(eggless)

Heat 1/2 liter milk in a non-stick pan, add half cup cream, mix well and heat for 2 minutes. Put 2 tsp custard powder in a bowl, add 4 tsp cold milk and mix well. Add this custard mix to the milk-cream mixture, mix and cook till the mixture thickens. Add 2 tbsp sugar, mix well and cook till the sugar dissolves completely. Strain the mixture so that there are no lumps

Now to pop rajgira, heat a thick bottom kadai

 

To check the heat just sprinkle some drops of water on it and see if sizzling sound comes. That sizzling sound indicates that kadai is hot enough to pop rajgira. Add 1 tsp of rajgira seeds at a time. Toss it on high flame

Cover the kadai with a lid and quickly slide the pot back and forth just above the burner. As soon as rajgira starts to pop switch off the flame and let it sit for few seconds. Take out in a bowl

Now repeat the process to get more popped rajgira this way in small batches. Sieve the popped rajgira so that unpopped ones will be left on plate. And you can reuse  by again popping it. Let it cool.

Now take the strained custard and put it on flame again

Add popped rajgira and mix well.

Now add grated fresh coconut

The custard mix will start to get thick

Keep stirring continuously

Switch off the flame after it reaches to desired consistency

Pour the mixture into 4 individual ramekin moulds and refrigerate till set.

Add 1 tsp brown sugar on each moulds and spread it with spoon.

 

Caramelize the sugar with a brulee torch OR take a metal spoon or a spatula,heat it on your stove burner. And press it on the sugar till brown. Works like a charm!’

 

Your creme brulee is ready to serve

Break open the hard sugar Nd enjoy the melt in the mouth rajgira pudding.

 

 

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Mango Dome

It is not uncommon to wait for the summer season to be able to feast on mangoes. Are you  smelling the sweet aroma of ripe mangoes? For me it’s a big YES. My big haul of organic and  direct from the farm Hapoos mangoes, has arrived. My hands are itching to experiment with many recipes with mangoes.

There are umpteen ways to relish this fruit and to turn your meals interesting. So beat the heat, stay cool and energised with a sense of contentment this summer with this comforting and soothing fruit.

There are so many ways to enjoy this fruit. Some ways are fun, some are indulgent and some are healthy. A sliced mango by itself or get creative and brighten up boring meals. Take your pick and have a blast with this delicious fruit.

To begin with, I have made a delicious dessert made with vanilla sponge cake and filling of whipped cream & mangoes. Its shaped like a dome.

This dessert has different textures. The filling is soft, the cake is chewy. The dessert is sweet and balanced with the little tart mangoes.

It has everything you need to keep your taste buds singing with happiness. So are you ready guys 😊

Preparation time  15 minutes
Cook Time             35 miutes
Serves     1

Ingredients to make Mango Dome :

Let’s make sponge cake first as this is the base for the dessert :

Sugar 125 gms

Unsalted Butter at room temperature 50 gms

Eggs 4/ or 1 cup buttermilk/condensed milk

Vanilla essence 1 tsp

All Purpose Flour 125 gms

Baking Soda 1 tsp

Baking powder 1 tsp

Salt a pinch

Coconut milk 1 cup or less

Simple Sugar syrup 3 to 4 tsp

Mango puree 1/2 cup

Mango pieces chopped

Whipped Cream 1 cup

Mint leaves to garnish

Canned cherries to garnish

How to make Mango Dome

To make sponge cake, cream butter, eggs/condensed milk/buttermilk & sugar together.

Add vanilla essence and beat it with hand blender

Add dry ingredients like Maida/APF, baking soda & baking powder.

Add a pinch of salt

Beat again to blend everything together

Next add coconut milk to adjust the consistency

Pour in greased baking pan and tap on kitchen counter few times to remove air bubbles.

Bake in preheated oven at 180 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes

Remove and cool it on wire rack.

Take a bowl/ steel katori and cut the cake in dome shape. Make 2 semi circle pieces for dome shape. One for upper layer and another for down layer.

Now cover the glass bowl with cling wrap on inner side and let the cling film hang loose.

Fill lower part with 1 piece of cake and cover till corner of glass bowl. If necessary, take few crumbs of cake and adjust the shape.

To make simple sugar syrup :

Traditional simple syrup is made from one part water to one part sugar (1:1).

 Heat the water first, before adding the sugar. Heating the sugar and water together won’t ruin the syrup — it just takes longer to heat. Once the sugar is dissolved, let the syrup cool. Store it in a glass container in the refrigerator for two to three weeks.

Soak it with simple sugar syrup and press with your fingers to form a shape. Place this in freezer to set for 10 minutes or more

Now make the filling :

Take 1 cup whipped cream and add Mango puree and chopped Mango pieces.

Remove cake bowl from freezer and fill with whipped cream filling till 3/4 of bowl.

Now cover the top of dome with another half of cake piece. Again soak it with some more sugar syrup. Press lightly with fingers and cover the dome with overhung cling film.

Put this back again in freezer to chill further for few hours. When serving take out and remove the cling film and un mould the dome on to plate.

Decorate with Mango puree Nd Mango pieces.Garnish with some mint leaves and canned cherries.

Cut it into pieces and enjoy it chilled.

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Gajar Halwa Spring Rolls served with Rabdi

GAJAR HALWA SPRING ROLLS SERVED WITH RABDI

 

I was craving for some classic indian dessert, so the first thought came to my mind, was  Carrot Halwa, but Not the regular one, but with a twist 😜

Gajar Halwa (Carrot Halwa), an epitome of finest Indian sweets, is a delicious dessert prepared from carrots and milk.

This popularly known halwa makes its presence in most special occasions like festivals, celebrations and parties. It is one of the classic Indian sweets that would not fail to impress anyone.

Today I have given this halwa a twist, and made spring rolls out of it. Serve this with Rabdi or scoop of an ice cream, and you bet, everyone would ask for 2nd helping.

Surprise your family and friends by preparing this restaurant style Gajar Halwa Spring Rolls with Rabdi at your home.

Prep Time 10mins
Cook Time 40 mins

Serves 7

Ingredients to make Gajar Halwa Spring Rolls

To make Gajar halwa :

Red Carrots 500 gms

Milk 1 liter

Sugar 1/2 cup less or more to your taste

Milk powder 1 tbsp

Clarified Butter 2 tsp

Chopped dry fruits handful

To make Rabdi :

milk 500 ml

1/4 cup Sugar

To make Spring rolls :

Spring roll sheets readymade 12

Maida slurry 1/4 cup

Oil to deep fry

How to make Gajar Halwa Spring Rolls

Grate 500 gms of peeled red carrots. Boil 1 liter of milk in a non stick pan.

As milk comes to a rolling boil , add the grated carrots and cook on low heat. Continue to stir it at regular intervals.

After nearly 15 minutes when milk almost dries up and fully absorbed in carrots, add 2 tsp ghee. Mix and cook for few more minutes.

Add sugar and cook till water from the sugar dries up completely. Add 1 tbsp milk powder so that remaining moisture with be absorbed by it.

Transfer this cooked gajar halwa into a bowl. Add handful of chopped nuts. Cool it.

For making Rabdi :

Boil 500 ml milk. Add 1/4 Cup sugar, stir continuously and keep scrapping the sides of the pan. Stir and cook till thick, then take off the heat. Keep to cool

To make spring rolls :
Keep spring roll sheets covered in wet cloth.

To seal the edges of spring rolls make slurry. Mix 2 tbsp water+ 2 tbsp apf/maida. Make a thick paste.

Place cooked gajar halwa on one corner of the sheet, start rolling it by tucking in the corners. Roll it tight. Apply slurry on the corners to seal the edges.

Deep fry on low heat till it turns golden brown and crisp. Drain on kitchen towel.

Serve hot with chilled/warm Rabdi.

Video recipe here 👇

Gajar Halwa Mousse

GAJAR HALWA MOUSSE

 

As winter season has come to an end, and my love for gajar halwa refuses to let it go. For making gajar halwa, regular red and long carrots have almost vanished from vegetable market. So thought to make it with beautiful orange carrots and that too with a twist. My family too relishes gajar halwa and halwa served this way, they all were surprised and happy to dig in this little beauty.

Change of season calls for something soothing and chilled. So made fusion dessert out of it. One last time to make gajar halwa till the next winter season arrives. Enjoy chilled gajar halwa mousse in modak shape with orange reduction garnished with pistachios.

Preparation time : 20 minutes

Cooking time  :  10 minutes

Serves : 2

Ingredients to make Gajar Halwa Mousse

Orange carrots 125 grams
Ghee 2 tsp
Sugar 1 tbsp or more
Saffron strands few
Cardamom powder a pinch
Salt a pinch
Cashew nuts 4
Whipped cream 35 g
Gelatine 4g
Juice of 1 orange
Icing sugar 2 tsp
Pistachios handful                                      silver vark to decorate

 Method

Soak saffron in 1 teaspoon of milk

Put some water in the gelatin

Peel and wash the carrots and cut into small pieces. Add some water to the pressure cooker and simmer the carrot pieces upto 2 whistles. Now take out the pieces of boiled carrots, grind them without water, to a fine, smooth paste.

Now heat the ghee in a pan. Add pureed Carrots and saute for some time. Add sugar to it and saute it. Add cashews powder and saute it. Add cardamom powder. Add salt to taste and saute it

Add the soaked saffron and remove from flame. After some time remove it on the plate and cool it down. Your gajar halwa is ready.

Now whip up heavy cream till soft peaks achieved.

Place the soaked gelatin for 5 seconds in microwave on high. Make sure it is lump free. Add gelatin to whipped cream. Mix this whipped cream -gelatin mixture into gajar halwa with light hands.

Now fill this mixture in the modak mould or whichever shape you like,and refrigerate it for  few hours in the fridge.

For Orange reduction :

Extract fresh orange juice and transfer it in a pan to boil and thicken. Add 2 tsp icing sugar to it

Put off the flame when orange juice turns slightly thicker. Cool it and fill it in a bottle. Orange juice reduction is ready.

Make a desired shale with a  orange juice reduction on a white plate.

Remove the Mousse from the mould and decorate it with pistachios. Serve chilled.

 

Leftover Bread Pudding in microwave in 3 minutes

When you don’t know what to do with those leftover slices of your bread loaf – turn them into fluffy, custardy pudding with this super quick and simple dessert!

Looking for something warm and sweet to curb your sweet cravings? “Instant” bread pudding goes just right with that.

It sounds like a quick and inexpensive dessert. Delicately sweet with a hint of coffee and cinnamon, takes only 3 minutes to prepare. It makes a lovely dessert, breakfast, or comfort dish any time. If you happen to have a couple of slices left over in a package of bread, this recipe is a perfect way to use them up.

Preparation time : 10 minutes

Cooking time       : 3 minutes

Serves                   :  2

Ingredients to make Leftover Bread Pudding in Microwave in 3 minutes

  • Leftover sugar syrup 2 spoons
  • Coffee powder 1/2 tsp
  • Leftover Bread slices 3
  • Milk 1/2 cup
  • 1 egg
  • Sugar 2 tsp
  • Butter 1 tablespoon
  • Salt a pinch
  • Cinammon a pinch
  • Vanilla essence 2 drops

To make Caramel I have used 2 spoons leftover sugar syrup. Heat it on low flame. Swirl the pan in between. Add 1/2 Tsp coffee powder for flavour.

After few minutes the colour of sugar syrup will turn into golden brown. Remove it from heat. If it’s too thick add some water/leftover sugar syrup to adjust the consistency. Pour this into 2 remakins. Keep this aside.

Take 3 slices of leftover bread. Pour 1/2 cup of milk over to soak it for 5 minutes. Add 2 Tsp of sugar, a pinch of salt and cinnamon and 2 drops of Vanilla essence.

Add 1 Tbsp of unsalted butter and 1 beaten egg. Mix everything together. Pour this bread mixture in to greased remakins.

Micro high these for 3 minutes. Insert a toothpick and see if it needs few more seconds to micro.

Take it out once it cooks down a bit. Invert remakins on a plate.

Drizzle some more Caramel over it. Garnish it with Strawberry and few mint leaves.

Video recipe 👇

Hung Curd Cheesecake With Almond-Oats Crust


Hung Curd Cheesecake With Almond-Oats Crust
This cheesecake is tasty, low on fat and high on proteins. The nuts and oats crust gives the perfect crunch to the base. Delicious is the word for this.
Hung Curd Cheesecake With Almond-Oats Crust, a deliciously finger licking recipe to treat your family and friends. With such flavoursome ingredients, the dish tastes superb! This recipe is appropriate to serve 6 people.
The detailed explanation makes Hung Curd Cheesecake With Almond-Oats Crust so simple and easy that even beginners can try it out.
This recipe can be tweaked in a lot of ways to make it more interesting. So, the next time you have a party at home do not forget to check out the recipe of Hung Curd Cheesecake With Almond-Oats Crust.
Prep Time  20 min
Cook Time  20 min
Serves  6 people

Ingredients to make Hung Curd Cheesecake With Almond-Oats Crust

  • FOR CHEESE LAYER :
  • 1 cup hung curd
  • 1 cup crumbled paneer (homemade)
  • 1 tsp Fresh cream
  • 2 tbsp Condensed milk
  • 3 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • For the crust :
  • 1 cup powdered oats
  • 1/2 cup powdered almonds
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • FOR GARNISHING :
  • Pistachios , Blueberries and cranberries.

How to make Hung Curd Cheesecake With Almond-Oats Crust

  1. For making crust: Mix the powdered    oats, powdered almonds and sugar well.
  2. Rub in the butter until it is well combined and the mixture starts to come together
  3. Keep a pie mould ready. Grease and line it with parchment paper.                 
  4. Press the above mixture into the prepared baking tin.
  5. Spread it into an even layer with your fingers to form the base or the crust of our cheesecake.
  6. Keep it refrigerated until our cheesy mix gets ready.
  7. Preheat the oven at 180 degrees for 10 minutes.
  8. Put all the ingredients of the cheesecake in a bowl and blend until it turns smooth and creamy.                   
  9. Pour this over the prepared crust
  10. Bake in the pre heated oven at 160 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until the cheesy layer just sets.                       
  11. Remove it from the oven and allow it to come to room temperature.              
  12. Refrigerate for 2 hours minimum.
  13. Garnish with pistachios, cranberries and drizzle of blueberries.                      
  14. Slice and serve cold. Keep the remaining cheesecake refrigerated.

Notes-
1. Preparing 1 cup of hung curd- Line a sieve with a muslin cloth and pour 2 cups of curd into it.

2. Tie the ends of the muslin cloth together and squeeze out the excess water. Hang it over the tap until all the whey water drips away. Or you may allow it to stay for a couple of hours in the sieve until the water drains away. Keep a bowl under the sieve and refrigerate it until you use the hung curd [ this will keep the curd cheese from becoming sour]. Hung curd/ curd cheese can be stored refrigerated for 2-4 days.

3. The cheese layer must be smooth and creamy without any lumps.

4.You may adjust the sweetness according to your preference by adding less or more sugar.

5.Oven temperature and time vary. Bake just until the cheese sets [but is still jiggly]. It should stay white on top even after baking, so do keep an eye on it.

6.Line the base and sides of tin, both, with parchment. This makes it easier to remove our cheesecake

Recipe courtesy : Akila Subramaniam