Stuffed Bananas

6 ripe, peeled rajali bananas
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup fresh coconut green cardamom ghee for fryingWhat you do: Cut banana into 3-inch pieces. Cook sugar and coconut with cardamom seeds on slow fire, until sugar melts and the mixture thickens. Slit each banana piece, and fill in coconut mixture. Hold together with a toothpick. Fry in […]

Peanut Curry

Ingredients:1-2 cups finely ground, roasted peanuts 2 green chilies
tamarind or kokum to taste
ghee (clarified butter)
3-4 cups waterFor paste: cumin seeds
fresh coconut
2 sticks of cinnamon
2 cloves jaggery
salt to tasteWhat you do:
 Boil water, add ground peanuts and ground paste of cumin seeds, green chilies, cloves, cinnamon, salt and jaggery .Add kokum or tamarind pulp to it […]

Hare Nariyal Ki Chutney

Really adds zest to your fast !Ingredients:
2½ cups (approx. 1 whole) Fresh coconut, grated
125 gms (2½ cups) Hara dhania (green coriander), chopped
25 gms (approx. ¼ cup) or to taste Green chillies, chopped
1 tsp Ginger, chopped
4 tsp Sendha namak (rock salt)
1 tbsp Sugar
2 tbsp, or to taste Lemon juiceGrind all the ingredients together, to a fine […]

Paneer Mazedaar

Rich and creamy — a reward for fasting !Ingredients:
500 gms Paneer, cubed
3 tbsp Singhare ka atta (waterchestnut flour) 2 tbsp Magaz (melon seeds)
2 tsp Sendha namak (rock salt)
1 tsp Chilli powder
2 tsp Zeera (cumin seeds), roasted, powdered
2 tsp Dhania (coriander), powdered
- 2 tbsp Ghee (clarified)
1 tbsp (or to taste) Green chillies,  chopped
2 tbsp Hara dhania […]

Sabut Aloo

Long list of ingredients, but simple to make !Ingredients:
500 gms Potatoes (small, whole) boiled, peeled½ cup (100 gms) Dahi (yogurt), beaten smooth
2 tsp Dhania (coriander) powder
¼ tsp Pissi kali mirch (powdered black pepper)
1 tbsp Sendha namak (rock salt)
2-3 Green chillies
2 tsp Ginger, chopped
2 tbsp Ghee (clarified butter)
1 sprig Kadhi patta (curry leaves)
1 tsp Zeera (cumin […]

Sabudaana (Tapioca) Vada

Most fattening, but delicious !Ingredients:
1 kg Potatoes, boiled, peeled, mashed
1 cup (150 gms) Saboodana (sago = tapioca)2 tsp Sendha namak (rock salt)
 1 tsp Chilli powder
 1 tbsp (heaped) Hara dhania (green coriander), chopped
1 tsp Green chillies, chopped
1 tbsp Lemon juice
- Ghee (clarified butter)/*Oil for deep frying*Peanut oil or Olive oil or Palm oil – […]

Potato Pizzas

Serves: 4Some steamed broccoli and a large tossed salad complete this simple meal.Ingredients: 4 large baking potatoes
1 cup marinara sauce, or more as needed
1 to 1/2 cups grated part-skim mozzarella cheesepizza sauce mix
1 can of chopped tomatoes or 4 medium tomatoes cooked skinned and chopped 2 tble spoons virgin olive oil
1 tsp sweet basil
1/2 tsp […]