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CHENAPODA

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Chenapoda is the FAMOUS cheese dessert from the state of Odisha in eastern India. Chenapoda literally means burnt cheese in Odia. It is made of well-kneaded homemade cottage cheese or chena, sugar and raisins, and is baked for several hours until it browns. Chenapoda is the only well known Indian dessert whose flavor is predominantly derived from the caramelization of sugar.






INGREDIENTS:-

Whole milk-1 gallon
Lemon juice-juice of 1 big lemon or 3 tbsp vinegar(but I prefer lemon juice)
Semolina-3 tsp
Condensed milk-1/2 cup
Sugar as per your taste(2 tbsp for caramel)
Cardamom powder as per taste
Ghee-2 tsp
Milk-3 tbsp
Raisins-handful(optional)



METHOD:-

1-Boil milk in a heavy bottomed pan over medium flame,Once it come to boil, add lemon juice
2-The milk will curdle, boil for a minute then turn off the flame(you can see the chena separating from the water.
3-Put the curdled milk in a muslin cloth, drain out the water, place the muslin cloth with chena under the running cold water tap, thi…

DRY KALA CHANA(ASHTAMI PRASAD)

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INGREDIENTS-

Black chana-1.5 cups
Tomato-1 large
Chopped Ginger-1 tsp
Curry leaves-handful
Green chili-2-3
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp+1/2 tsp
Chili powder-1/2 tsp
Coriander powder-1/2 tsp
Roasted jeera(cumin) powder-1/2 tsp
Dry red chili-2
Asafetida-a pinch
Salt to taste
Oil-1 tsp
Chopped Coriander-handful for garnish










METHOD-

1-Clean, wash and soak kala chana overnight or at least 5-6 hours.
2-Pressure cook chana with water, turmeric powder and salt for 5-6 whistles.After cooked the chana drain them through strainer.
3-Grind green chili, ginger, curry leaves and two spoon water coarsely and keep aside.
4-Grind tomato to make tomato puree and keep aside.
5-In a pan heat oil, add asafetida, cumin, dry red chili.When they start to sputter add curry leaves paste.
6-Cook for 1-2 minutes, then add all the spices one by one.Mix well for 30 sec.
7-Then add tomato puree and cook until the oil separates.
8-Then add chana and mix properly.Add 1/2-1 cup of water and cover it.
9-Cook till all the wate…

BANANA CHOCOLATE CHIP BREAD

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Banana chocolate chip bread is an easy,moist and delicious recipe that you can enjoy for dessert,breakfast or snack.This recipe is one of my husband's favorite.




















INGREDIENTS-

Ripe Banana-2-3
Sugar-1/2-3/4 cup
Unsalted Butter-1/2 cup
Chocolate chips-3/4 cup
All purpose flour-2 cups
Vanila Essence-1tsp
Baking powder-1tsp
Baking soda-1tsp
Oatmeal-1/2 cup
Salt-1/4 tsp
Egg-2
Milk-1/2 cup

METHOD-

1-Preheated oven to 350 degrees F.
2-Spray a standard size loaf pan with non-stick cooing oil spray and set aside.
3-In an electric-mixture on medium speed whisk butter,sugar and egg until well combined.
4-Then add milk and vanilla essence and mix until blended.mix mashed bananas and beat for 2 minute on low-medium speed.
5- Mix flour,baking soda,baking powder,oatmeal and salt to the batter and mix for a few seconds until the flour is well combined.Add the chocolate chip and fold gently.
6-Then spread batter in prepared baking pan and place in preheated oven for about 1 hour or until golden brown …