Sunday, August 1, 2010

My new activity

To my all daughters, granddaughters, sisters, brothers and viewers
thanks for your response to my videos and subscribing them.
My husband shoots my recipes, I make videos. Now I have decided to upload lots of Indian recipes. For this I need your financial help for this project. Today I don't have even camera. This is my request. So anybody wants to contribute pl contact me. My email sudha.kul@gmail.com. Thanks once again.

Friday, January 1, 2010


PAV BHAJI (My own easy technique)
Mode - Microwave
Time - preparation -20 minutes, microwave -20 minutes
Utensils - (1) Microwave safe big glass bowl

Ingredients -
(A) 3 medium potatoes, 3 medium onion, 10-12 garlic cloves, 2 big tomatoes, 1/2 capsicum, 1/2 carrot, 1/2 cup fresh or frozen green peas,
(B)1 tbsp butter, 1 tbsp oil, salt to test, 1 tbsp pavbhaji masala, kashmiri mirch powder ( for colour),
(C) For serving - pav bhaji bread, finely chopped onion, finely chopped coriander, lemon

Procedure -

(1) Pock potatoes with knife and place them in a microwave safe bowl. Pour plenty of water in it and then remove all water. Cover and microwave on high power for 3 minutes, then turn potatoes and spray some water on it. Again cover and microwave on high power for 2-3 minutes. After 5 minutes standing time remove from oven.

(2)Take big carrot pieces and green peas in a glass bowl.Pour some water in it, cover and microwave on high power for 3 minutes. After 5 minutes standing time remove from oven.

(3)Make rough paste of onion pieces and garlic in mixer. Make rough paste of tomatoes in mixer. Chop capsicum.

(4)In a big microwave safe glass bowl take oil and half of butter, onion-garlic paste, mix and microwave on high power for 3 minutes. add capsicum and microwave on high power for 2 minutes. Add tomato paste, salt, pavbhaji masala, kashmiri mirch powder, mix well and microwave on high power for 5-6 minutes. Masala is ready now
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(5)Peel potatoes. Mash potatoes and cooked carrot and mix in masala. Mash again with masher. Put cooked peas with water in it. Add some more water and microwave on high power for 4-5 minutes. Mix remaining butter and half of the chopped coriander in it. This Pav bhaji is sufficient for 4 people.

(6)For serving - cut bread, spread butter on both sides, slightly grill or toast on griddle (on gas). serve hot pav bhaji with griled bread, chopped onion, chopped coriander, lemon.


Aai's special tips -
(1)making rough paste of onions and tomatoes in mixer (instead of cutting)will save your time as well as your task.
(2)When you put something in microwave for cooking, your hands are free, so you can do another things like cutting, chopping, grinding etc. at the same time. In this way you can do 2 or 3 things at a time and finish your cooking very fast.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

RAS - MALAI

RAS - MALAI (Sweet made with paneer and milk)



Mode
- Microwave
Time - preparation -30 minutes, microwave - 45 minutes , total time - 2 hours
Utensils - 1 big microwave safe glass bowl and 1 big flat microwave safe glass pan

Ras malai is made in 3 steps.
(1) Making Paneer, (2) Making Rasgullas, (3) Making Ras malai's milk.

Ingredients -

(1) For paneer - 1/2 liter cow's milk, 1/4 tsp citric acid, 1 tbsp water
(2) For rasgullas - paneer of 1/2 liter milk, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tsp - (extra) sugar, cups water
(3) For milk - 1/2 liter milk, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tbsp milk powder, 1/2 tbsp corn floor, cardamom powder, kesar(safran strands), chopped pistas and almonds

Procedure -

(1) Making paneer -
1. Boil milk, cool and remove cream (malai) on it. Then microwave this fat less milk on high power for 6 - 7 minutes to boil it again.
2. Dissolve citric acid in 1 tsp water and pour this mixture in boiling milk, Stir clockwise and anticlockwise 3 times with spoon, keep covered for 5 minutes till milk gets curdled and paneer is separated.
3. Now spread a cloth piece on a large strainer, pour curdled milk on it. Pour some water on it and stir it with spoon to wash paneer. Now gather the cloth, squeeze it and remove most of the water. Remove paneer from cloth and take it in mixer jar.
4. Slowly blend paneer in mixer to make it smooth

(2) Making Rasgullas -
1. Mix 1 tsp sugar in paneer and make small or flat round balls.
2. Take 3 cups water and 1/2 sugar in a large flat microwave safe glass pan. Microwave on high power for 5 to 6 minutes (till it starts boiling).Stir and dissolve sugar completely.
3. Add paneer balls in boiling sugar syrup, cover and microwave first on high power for 3 minutes, then on medium power for 5 minutes. Remove from oven after 5 minutes standing time. Spongy Rasgullas are ready now.

(3) Making milk -
1. Take one cup milk from ras malai's milk and keep aside. Boil remaining milk in microwave on high power for 5 to 6 minutes.
2. Mean while mix milk powder, sugar and cornfloor in the milk which is kept aside. Stir well to make fine paste and mix it in boiling milk. Cook it on medium power for for 5 to 6 minutes. Mix cardamom powder, kesar(safran strands), chopped pistas and almonds in it. Milk is ready.
3. Take one rasgulla on a spoon, squeeze it lightly with another spoon to remove water in it, then put it in prepared milk. Put all rasgullas in milk like this. Keep it in fridge for 3 to 4 hours and then serve.

Aai's special tips -
(1) For rasgullas use only cow's milk for making paneer .
(2) This ras malai's milk can be used for making KULFI.
(3) Veriation - Mix some mango pulp in rasmalai's ready milk for MANGO RASMALAI

Friday, September 19, 2008

BAINGAN BHARTA



BAINGAN BHARTA (My own easy technique)
Mode
- Microwave
Time - preparation -20 minutes, microwave -15 minutes
Utensils - (1) Microwave safe big glass bowl

Ingredients -
(A) 1 baingan (Egg plant)- about 250 to 300 grams
(B) 2 tbsp oil, 1 tbsp finely chopped garlic, 1 tsp finely chopped green chilly, 2 cups finely chopped onion,
(C) 2 cups finely chopped tomato, salt - red chilly powder to taste, kashmiri mirch powder ( for colour), 1/4 tsp garam masala,
(D) finely chopped coriander

Procedure -
(1) Remove stem of egg plant, wash and give 4-5 slits on it with knife. Apply oil oll over and microwave on high power for 4 minutes. Turn and microwave again on high power for 2 minutes. Now hold this cooked egg plant in tong and burn it's outer skin on gas flame. Burn completely, it will take 3 -4 minutes time. Then cover and keep aside for 10 minutes. Now put it in plenty of water and remove all burnt skin and mash it.
(2) In a glass bowl take oil, onion, garlic, green chilly. Mix and microwave covered on high power for 2 minutes. Then mix tomato, salt - red chilly powder, kashmiri mirch powder and garam masala. Microwave covered on high power for 6 to 8 minutes. Mix mashed egg plant in it and Microwave covered on high power for 2 minutes. Mix half coriander in it.
(3) Garnish with remaining coriander and serve hot (with paratha or Roti)

Aai's special tips -
(1) Use microwave for cooking and gas stove for burning outer skin of egg plant. This is a best combination and gives nice smoke effect.
(2) It is easy to remove burnt skin of egg plant in water.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

HAKKA NOODLES



Tuesday, 13 september 2007
HAKKA NOODLES - MY OWN QUICK EASY TECHNIQUE
Mode
- Microwave
Time - preparation -20 minutes, microwave -12 minutes
Utensils - (1) Microwave safe big glass bowl

Ingredients -
(A) 100 grams Hakka Noodles ( soaked in plenty of water for 15 to 20 minutes)
(B) Vegetables - shredded carrot, capsicum, cabbage, onion - 2 cups alltogather
(C) 1 tbsp sesame oil, 1 tbsp finely chopped onion, 1 tsp finely chopped garlic, 1/2 tsp finely chopped ginger, 1 tsp finely chopped green chilly
(D) salt-sugar to taste, ajinomoto - 1 pinch, 1/4 tsp pepper powder, 1 tsp soy sauce, 1 tsp vinegar

Procedure -
(1) Remove almost all the water from noodles, keep only about 1 cup in it, add 1 tsp oil and little bit salt. Cover and microwave on high power for 4 minutes. Stir in between after 2 minutes with fork to avoid sticking noodles. Remove from oven, pour fridge water in it to prevent further cooking. Then strain all water, mix 1 tap oil in it and keep aside.
(2) In the same bowl take oil, finely chopped onion, garlic, ginger, green chilly. Mix and microwave covered on high power for 2 minutes. Then mix all vegetables, salt, ajinomoto, pepper powder, soy sauce and vinegar. Spray some water on it and microwave covered on high power for 3 to 4 minutes.
(3) Add cooked noodles in it, mix well with fork, Spray some water and microwave covered on high power for 2 to 3 minutes. After 3 minutes standing time, remove from oven.
(4) Garnish with spring onion. Serve hot with hot garlic sauce.

Aai's special tips -
(1) Do not cook noodles too hard or too smooth, cook just nice.
(2) Use olive oil, more vegetables and avoid aginomoto to make the dish more healthy

Friday, September 14, 2007



Tuesday, 13 september 2007
UKADICHE MODAK (GANESH FESTIVAL SPECIAL COCONUT SWEET)
Mode
- Microwave
Time - preparation -15 minutes, microwave -2 + 5 minutes
Utensils - (1) Microwave safe glass bowl (2) Flat glass dish (3) Microwave steamer
Ingredients -
(A) For stuffing - 2 cups fresh greated coconut, 1 cup jaggery(gud), 1 tsp roasted poppy seeds(coursly crushed), 1/2 tsp cardamum powder, 1/2 tsp nutmeg powder, 1 tsp rice flour, (rasins-cashew nuts-almonds - optional)
(B) For covering - 1 cup rice flour, 1 cup water, 1 tsp makkhan(butter), 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp sugar
(C) For moulding - little refined oil and water
Procedure -
(1) STUFFING - Mix coconut and jaggery(gud) in a glass dish, microwave covered on high power for 2 minutes. Remove from oven after 2 minutes and mix remaining ingredients in it.
(2) COVERING - Take water, sugar, salt and makkhan(butter) in a glass bowl. cover and microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes till water starts boiling. Mix rice flour in it, spray water on it, cover and again microwave on medium power for 2 minutes.
(3) KNEADING - After 2 minutes remove from oven, knead in processer or by hands to make a smooth dough.
(4) MOULDING - Make 7 equal portions of stuffing and dough. Take one portion of dough, make a round ball, gently pressing the centre of the ball using thumb make a cup of the ball, place one portion of the stuffing in it, shape and close modak as shown in the picture. Mould all remaining modaks in the same way.
(5) STEAMING - In a microwave steamer take 1/4 cup water. Keep the mesh in it, dip each modak in water and keep in steamer. Now cover and microwave on medium power for 5 to 6 minutes. After 2 minutes standing remove from oven. Modak sweet is ready. Serve hot with ghee.

Aai's special tips -
(1) For making coloured modak -mix seperately red, yellow, green, orange (edible) colours in very small quantity of dough. Put thease small coloured balls seperatly on white ball and mould modak.
(2) Do not oversteam modak. Modak will become hard by overcooking.
(3) Easy way for moulding - flatten dough ball(like puris), put stuffing in the centre and mould modak.

Posted by sudha kulkarni
Labels: modak, coconut and rice sweet

Saturday, March 17, 2007

MALAI PEDHA - (Sweet made from Paneer, Mawa and Sugar)

Mode - Microwave

Time - preparation -10 minutes, microwave -5 minutes

Utensils - (1) microwave safe glass bowl

Ingredients -
(1) 1 cup Paneer (cottage cheese), 1/2 cup Khava (mava), 1/2 cup powdered sugar
(2) Saffron strands, shredded Badam (almonds)-Pista (pistachios), Charoli, Milk powder

Procedure -
(1) Mix paneer, mawa and sugar and make a smooth paste in mixer. Microwave it in a glass bowl on high power for 2 -3 minutes.
(2) Stir in between after each minute. As the mixture starts becoming dry and bubbles appear on surface of the mixture, stop microwave.
(3) Add saffron to the mixture. Keep stirring.
(4) When the mixture becomes sufficiently dry and smooth, kneed well to make a smooth dough. Add milk powder if necessary.
(5) Make small round PEDHAS. Press gently a pinch of Badam-Pista shreds and Charoli on each Pedha.

Aai's Special tips -
(1) Make Paneer of cow milk at home. Cow milk paneer is smooth and soft, which makes Pedha smooth and soft.
(2) If mawa is not available, use full cream milk powder instead.

* This is a special Marathi sweet for Marathi and Hindu New Year. So give this to everybody and celebrate HAPPY GUDHI PADWA.