Monday, September 30, 2013

Indian Style Milk Fudge or Basudi ( Rabadi ) recipe using Slow Cooker

Rabadi or Basudi is usually made during festivals or for small gatherings. If you are using stove top then making rabadi or basudi is very time consuming affair. Making basudi using slowcooker will take couple of hours but you won't be standing in front of stove stirring milk continuously. You can make this item 2 to 3 days in advance and keep it in refrigerator for later use. It taste really good with puri ( Indian puff bread). It can also be served with malpua, Indian flat bread/roti, bread or even ice cream.

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1. 2 cup ( 32 0z ) half and half milk
2.2 cup ( 32 0z ) whole milk
3. 3/4 cup sugar
4.1/4tsp cardamom powder
5. sliced almond and pistachio for garnishing

Method of making Basudi/Rabadi using Slow-Cooker/Crockpot
1. In a nonstick pan combine milk and sugar. Boil it on gas stow until sugar dissolves. (If you have slow-cooker that can be used on stop top too than use the slow-cooker for this first step itself.)
3.Set slow cooker on high. Do not cover.
4. Stir very well every two hour or so to break the layer of cream.
5. After six hour put slow cooker on low for another 2 hours.
6. Depending on thickness you are looking for it takes about 8 to 9 hour to make basudi or rabadi (it is much thicker than basudi).
7. Transfer Basudi/Rabadi  in a  serving bowl.
8.Add cardamom powder and garnish with almond/pistachio. Basudi is ready to serve.

If you like this dessert recipe try these other delicious dessert recipes.

Similar Recipes:
1. Slow Cooker/Crockpot Sweet Pongal/Sakkarai Pongal
2. Slow Cooker Cracked Wheat Halwa (Fada Lapsi)
3. Slow Cooker Carrot Halwa or Gajar Halwa Recipe

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Vegetable Pulao Recipe Using Slow Cooker

This is a simple Vegetable Pulao or Pulav recipe using slowcooker. One would wonder why use slow cooker when this can be cooked in pressure cooker or rice cooker. First of all things cooked slowly taste much better and 2nd is that you can leave slow cooker on while you go our and run some errands. Your pulav won't get burnt or wont become dry like rice cooker. This is a great lunch box recipe and will make a complete meal with this slow-cooker tadka dal or slow-cooker mix-vegetable curry or saag-paneer.
My grand-kids take this pulav to school for lunch once a week and lunchbox always comes back empty !

vegetable pulav


1.1 cup rice(preferably basmati)
2. 2 cup water
3. 2 cup cut mix vegetable ( carrot, cut green beans, green peas, potato, cauliflower )
4.1/4tsp turmeric powder, salt to taste


1. 2 tbsp butter (oil if making vegan),
2. 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
3. 6 clove , 2 cinnamon sticks, 2 bay leaves, 6  whole black pepper, 2 big black cardamom, 6 small green  cardamom
(All these spices are easily available in any Indian Store. You can find all the spices mentioned above in this lovely Indian Spices Starter Kit without spending fortune ! )

Method for making Pulav in Slow Cooker:

1. Wash rice and soak for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
2. Mix rice, cut vegetable, 2 cup water, salt and turmeric. Put this all in slow-cooker.
3.In a small frying pan heat butter. Add cumin seeds when butter has melted.
4.When cumin cracks add rest of the tempering ingredients. Let them crack as well and then add them in slow-cooker.
5. Cover it for about 2 hours on 'high' and pulao will be done. Mix it well and it is ready to serve.

Check out more Indian Slow-Cooker/Crockpot Recipe

Similar Recipes:
Slow Cooker Aloo-Palak Recipe
Slow Cooker Dal Fry Recipe
Slow Cooker Aloo Baingan Recipe
Slow Cooker Sprout Pulav

This is the Indian Spices Starter Kit I mentioned earlier in the post. It contains more than 30 different Indian spices in proportion of use.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Healthy Eggless Tutti-Fruity (candied fruit) Bread Recipe

Tutti-Fruity is made using raw papaya. Raw papaya is cut into small pieces and boiled in colorful sugar syrup. These pieces are then dried and now called Tutti-Fruity. It is mostly used in bread, cake, ice-cream, custard etc. Tutti-Fruity bread is available in bakeries across India and now it is available in Indian stores in USA as well. It is loved by kids a lot. Breads available in market are made using all-purpose flour (maida)  and usually contains eggs. Here is a egg-less Tutti-Fruity or candied fruit bread recipe using whole wheat flour. Those two tiny hands in the picture are my grand-kids barely able to wait for me to take picture.


1.2 cup all purpose flour, 1 cup wheat flour, 2tsp rice flour (optional)
2.4tbsp butter +2tbsp oil +1/2tsp butter
3. 1 cup Tutti-Fruity (available in Indian store or candied fruit)
4.3tsp dry fast rising yeast
5.4tbsp sugar
6.1tsp salt
7.1/2 cup milk +1/3 cup water +1tsp milk

8. 2tsp flour for dusting

Method Step By Step

1.Combine milk and water. Warm it so that it is lukewarm. Add yeast and sugar and leave for 10 minutes.
2.After 10 minute yeast will be foaming. In a mixing bowl combine this mixture with items from  1 to 3 and make dough. Knead is well for 5-7 minutes.
3. Put dough in a greased bowl, cover it and put in a warm place at least one hour.
4.After 1 hour dough volume will be double. Knead it well and put in a 9" greased bread making pan for second rise. (Put it in warm place for another hour).
5.After 1 hour it will be double in size.
6.  Pre-heat oven for 350" ( gas oven 355" ). Bake the bread for 40 to 45 minutes.
7. Take out of oven and apply with butter on it.

Simillar Eggless Recipes:
1. Eggless Apple Pie Recipe 
2. No Bake Eggless Roller Coaster Cookie 
3. Eggless Pinwheel Cookies

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Healthy Eggless Bun ( Dinner Roll ) Recipe using Wheat Flour

This dinner role recipe uses wheat flour making it healthier than it all purpose flour counterpart. These buns freeze very well. So you can always keep them in freezer ready to eat. They go well with sandwich, burger, dabeli, pavbhaji  or simply enjoy with fresh Jam made using slow cooker. !


1.1/2 cup wheat flour
2.1/2 cup all purpose flour (Maida)
3.1to 2tsp rice flour (optional - helps digestion)
4.1tbs butter +2tsp oil
5.1tsp fast rising yeast
6.1tbs sugar
7.1/4tsp salt ( as per taste)
8. 1/2 cup low fat lukewarm milk

1.Combine yeast and sugar in lukewarm milk. Let it stand for 10 minutes.
2.Combine flour, salt,butter and oil. Mix it well.
3. Now stir in yeast/sugar and milk mixture.
4. Kneed it well using oil or 1tsp flour.
5. Put it in a greased bowl.
6. Cover it well and put it in warm place for almost 30 to 45 minutes until dough rises  to double the size.
7.After dough rises knead it again and divide it in 4 equal parts.
8. Knead each part well and make a nice ball. (Or any shape you prefer)
9.Arrange in a greased oven plate, apply little bit of oil or butter on it.
10. Place the tray in warm place for 2nd rise until ball become double in size.
11.Pre-hit oven at 325" F and bake the balls until 30 minutes or they are light brown in color.
12.Apply butter on it and they are ready to eat.

eggless dinner role bun

Every oven is different so check your bun after 20 to 25 minutes.
You can keep these buns frozen at least 2 weeks and they remain just as fresh.

Similar Recipes:
Eggless Cinnamon Raisin Bread Recipe
Eggless Tutti-Fruity Bread Recipe
Eggless Sugar Cookie Recipe
Eggless Apple Pie Recipe 
No Bake Eggless Roller Coaster Cookie 
Eggless Pinwheel Cookies

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Palak Paneer or Saag Paneer Recipe using Slow Cooker

Palak Paneer (Spinach and Cottage Cheese Curry) and Pav-Bhaji (Meshed Mix Vegetables served with lighly roasted bun bread) were two items I used often to sneak-in vegetables in my daughter's diet when she was little. Cooking both these dishes on stove-top could mean spending few hours in kitchen.However using slowcooker now I am able to make same dishes with very less effort. Now I also make Aloo- Gobi , Mix-Vegetable Curry, Sprout Pulav etc using slow-cooker.

Here is a recipe of Saag Paneer or Palak (Spinach) Paneer using Slow-cooker.  Once you do some simple prep-work rest of the time is in-active time. This recipe can be easily made vegan by replacing Paneer with Tofu. If are looking to replace paneer with potato check out this simple aloo-palak recipe.


1. About 20 oz ( 3 and 1/2 cup)/250 gram fine cut palak (spinach ) you can take frozen or baby spinach also
2. 1 cup (8 oz ) nicely cut cilantro
3. 1 finely chopped onion and 4 finely chopped garlic
4. 1tsp green chili-ginger paste
5. salt to taste
6. 1tsp garam masala ( easily available in Indian Store, or try this Indian Spices Starter Kit )
7 .1 1/2tsp all purpose flour dissolved in 4tsp water (optional)
8. 3tbsp butter
9. 3tbsp cream
10  3/4 cup water
11. 1.1/2 cup paneer (cottage cheese) cubes (Available in Indian stores if you do not want to make your own)

1. Combine onion, garlic, chili ginger paste, 1tbs butter in a microwave safe bowl. (You do not have to perform this step in Microwave. You can use slow-cooker but I prefer the caramelizing of onion better in microwave than slow-cooker.)
2. Cook in a microwave for about 10 minutes.
3. In a slow cooker combine spinach, cilantro, onion gravy(cooked in step 2), salt, rest of the butter and water.
4. Mix it well, cover it and cook it on high.
5. After 2 hour add garam masala (all spice ).
6. If curry seems little watery, add all purpose flour that was dissolved in water and cook it for additional 5 minutes.
7. Mix Paneer Cubes and let it sit for few minutes for paneer to soak the flavor.
8.Transfer in a serving bowl and add cream if you prefer. It will taste just fine without cream as well. If you dont have Cream available you can use full fat milk as well.

1. Serve hot with roti (indian flat bread ), paratha , naan or pulav
2. This is also a very freezer friendly recipe. You can freeze in serving size containers and you have your packed lunch.

Here is another yummy picture of Palak Paneer. If you like this recipe please check out our other Slow-Cooker/Crockpot Recipe.

Similar Recipes:
Slow Cooker Aloo-Gobi Recipe
Slow Cooker Aloo-Palak Recipe
Slow Cooker Vegetable Pulao/Pulav Recipe

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Indian Mix-Vegetable Curry In Slow Cooker

This is another simple to cook slow-cooker recipe. This simple mix-vegetable curry uses easily available vegetables that are usually present in our refrigerators. This curry freezes very well as well. You can easily cook double quantity and freeze it for lunch or dinner at a later time.


1.  Mix Vegetables (1/2 cup cauliflower florets, 3/4 cup small cut potato, 3/4 small pieces eggplant, 1/2 cup small cut carrot, 1/3 cup green peas, 1/3 cup corn )
2. 1/3 cup small cut onion, 2 clove nicely chopped garlic,1 small cut tomato
3. 2 cup water
4. 1tsp red chili powder, 1/4tsp turmeric powder, 1tsp coriander powder, 1/2tsp garam
     masala, 1 tsp green chili ginger paste
5. 1 1/2tsp sugar, 2tbsp tomato pure
6. 1.5 tsp corn starch, 3tsp water
2 and1/2tbsp oil, 1/2tsp cumin seed, pinch of asafoetida

cilantro for garnishing

1. Combine all items from 1 and 2 in slow cooker and add 2 cup hot water.
2. Add all spices from item 4 and salt to taste. Mix it well. Set slow cooker on high and cover it well.
3. Stir it after an hour or so.
4. In a sauce pane, take 3tbsp oil, add cumin when oil is hot. Add asafetida when cumin cracks.Add this tempering in vegetables when almost cooked. (about 3 hours)
5.Add sugar and tomato pure to the curry.  (If curry is too watery add dissolved corn starch)
6.Add coriander powder and garam masala ( all spice powder)
6.Cook for another 1/2 hour.

Garnish with cilantro and enjoy with tortila ( roti )/ Indian flat bread or rice.

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Monday, September 2, 2013

Jeera ( Cumin ) Rice With Green Peas Using Microwave

This is simple recipe of Jeera Rice using Microwave. I have added some peas in the Rice. You can add any vegetables of your choice like carrots, cut beans, potatoes or corn. Here in the pictures I have served the microwave rice with Tadka Dal made using slow cooker. This is a really good combination for lunch box or for simple dinner.

Indian Microwave Recipes


1. 1 cup water
2. 1/4tsp roasted cumin
3. 5 clove
4. 2 cinnamon stick
5. 1tsp ghee
6. salt to taste
7. 1/2 cup rice
8. 2tbsp green peas


1. Wash rice and soak for one hour.
2. Combine ingredients from 1 through 6. in a big microwave safe bowl  and boil for 2 minutes.
3.Add rice, cook for 10 minute. Add green peas now, cover the bowl and cook for another 2 minutes.
4. Mix it well and serve with your choice of dal or curry.

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