Recipe : barley khichadi

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While i get to spend time at home more now, naturally my attention has turned to cooking. Barley is one of the things i wanted to cook from quite long and finally managed to do it now.

Barley khichadi

Ingredients
Barley – 150 gm soaked for 4 hours and pressure cook for 4 whistles
Groundnut and til – roasted and fried 4-5 tbsp
Mustard, cumin – 1 tsp each
Green chilli – 4
Potato sliced – 1
Cucumber sliced – 1
Lemon – 1
Coriander leaves – 1 sprig
Jeera powder – 1 tsp
Salt, haldi – to taste

Method
1. Take pan and add mustard and cumin.
2. Add potato and let it cook.
3. Add cucumber and let it ooze water.
4. Add barley,  groundnut til powder, jeera powder, salt and haldi.
5. Mix well for 5 mts
6. Switch off, add lemon juice and coriander sprigs.

Serve hot. Total cooking time is 15 mts, apart from cooking barley on the cooker.

Everyone in my family loved it, tastes very similar to sabudana khichadi. Give a try and let me know 🙂

Have a great day and keep rocking!!!

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Recipe : cashew halwa

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Vinod is  back home after couple of months and it definitely deserves a celebration. Although things were good so far, now they will be great just  because he will be around.

A dessert to celebrate vinod’s coming back : cashew halwa

Ingredients
Cashew 200 gms
Natu ravva 50 gms
Ghee 5 tbsp
Milk 100 ml
Sugar 100 ml
Elaichi 10

Method
1.  Grind cashews to a coarse powder
2. Take a pan, add some ghee and add natu ravva. Fry until it turns red.
3. Add cashew powder and fry for 2 mts.
4. Add sugar and milk.
5. Let the halwa come close.
6. Add elaichi powder and mix well.

My family eats a lot less sweet, so feel free to adjust the sugar accordingly. The taste is heavenly, and you can easily eat a bowlful without feeling heavy.

Do give a try and let me know how it turned out.

Have a good day and keep rocking!!