Tulsi seeds

Harvested some tulsi seeds today 🙂

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Mohanthal.

First of all, l like to wish you happy Diwali to all my friends world wide.

Mohanthal is a traditional Gujarati sweet we make during Diwali. This festive sweet is made with chickpeas flour also call gram flour, ghee made out of butter, sugar and added nuts and spices like almond, pistachios, cardamoms,nutmeg and saffron.
To make mohanthal perfect and easily, you need to prepare everything ahead because once you start cooking,you have to pay full attention on roasting flour and making syrup. This is very important to make good mohanthal.

Let’s start making mohanthal.
Ingredients.
2 cups gram flour
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk to prepare flour
1/2 cup water to prepare syrup
1 cup ghee to roast flour
4 tablespoons ghee to prepare flour
1/2 tsp saffron
1/2 tsp cardamoms
Pinch of nutmeg powder
Few sliced almonds
Few sliced pistachios

Let’s start preparing

First grease the dish to pour mohanthal.

Prepare flour
In a bowl:
Add flour, milk and ghee mix it well, press it down, cover it for few minutes.
Now crumbling flour with two hands , make flour smooth, fluffy and grainy with out any lumps.
Prepare sugar syrup.
On a medium heat, add water and sugar in a saucepan and bring it to boil until turn into thick syrup . Take drop see it sticks to your two fingers.
Add saffron in syrup, turn off the heat , keep it aside.
Let’s roast the flour
On a medium heat, in a heavy bottom pan
Add ghee
Add flour you prepared
Roast it keep stirring constantly until flour looks golden brown. Turn off the heat.
Add cardamom powder
Add nutmeg powder
Add syrup mix it well
Pour the mixture in to greased dish.
Let it settle for few minutes.
Sprinkle sliced almonds and pistachios.
Press it gently with small bowl.
Cut it in to pieces.
Let it cool down completely.

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Mohanthal is ready to enjoy with friends and family.
Have a happy Diwali.
Hope you like this recipe.
Do like my page, share and inspire others.
Have a wonderful day.❤️

Chorafali.

Chorafali is also known as cholafali or fafda.

It’s well known in state of Gujarat in India, specially in Ahmedabad. Chorafali is crispy, spicy and tasty snack we make in Diwali time. Today I decide to make something Diwali special.

Ingredients.
1 cup chickpeas flour
1/2 cup Adad flour
2 tablespoons rice flour
2 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp baking soda or papadkhar.
1 tsp black salt or sanchar
1/2 tsp salt
2 tablespoons oil

Let’s prepare water
In a small pot , add water, baking soda, salt and oil.
On low heat bring it to boil, turn off the heat.
In a bowl
Mix all three flour.
Start adding water you prepare, little bit at a time that way you avoid over watering.
Make stiff dough.
Roll it in a log shape on rolling board.
Cut it in a small pieces.
Roll it on a rolling board, make a thin roti using rolling pin. Make all the roti at once, cut it in half and every half roti , make few cuts to make strips.

Once you finish cutting roti in to strips, mix red chilli power and black salt or sanchar in small bowl.
In a heavy bottom pan, add oil to fry .
When oil is ready and hot , add one half of roti and fry both side. When it’s done it should look golden brown, fluffy and crispy.

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Take it out on a paper towel to get rid of excess oil and sprinkle the red chili powder mix immediately on both sides.
Let it cool down completely .
Store it in a air tight container.
Your chorafali fafda is ready to enjoy.

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Hope you like this recipe.
Do like this page and share to inspire others.
Have a wonderful day.

Turmeric tea


Turmeric Tea.🌱
Fresh turmeric tea is healthy, delicious and simple to make.
Take about three cups of water to boil.
Once water starts boiling add
fresh piece of turmeric shredded if available or use turmeric powder.
I used one tsp fresh turmeric powder which I made at home with fresh turmeric from garden by drying and grind it to powder.
Small piece of ginger grated
Pinch of black peppers,
Piece of cinnamon stick.
Let it boil for few minutes.
when it’s ready add
One tablespoon of honey.

Squeeze a piece of lemon

Stirring it well
enjoy this healthy and delicious tea hot any time.

If you like cold Let it cool down

Add honey 

Squeeze piece of lemon

Add couple of ice cube if you like cold drink

Enjoy in hot summer days 

Hope you like this recipe 

Do like and share to inspire others 

Have a wonderful day friends.❤️

Apple butter 🍎Home made apple butter made this morning using only few ingredients:

Fresh apples 

Pure cane sugar 

Pinch of cinnamon powder 

Pinch of salt

Cup of water to cook

Few drops of fresh lemon juice 

Cook on a low heat to perfect consistency.

Let it cool down completely to store in a jar to refrigerate.

Use it as a sandwich spread.

Or

Make sweet and sour chutney.

Enjoy:)

Have a wonderful day friends.