Ghari is an extremely rich and delicious sweet from Surat ,Gujarat ...Ghari is  a sweet   made with a covering of  puri which is made with maida/refined flour and the stuffing is of mava and pistachio..The covering is then dipped in ghee and sugar Ghari is a rich sweet So its not the dish for you if your on a healthy diet...
I have been a fan of this delicious sweet Ghari right from childhood My Dad's friend use to get this for us every month whenever he visited his hometown Surat.
We have been making ghari since 5 yrs now .My mom had watched the recipe on a Gujarati cookery show .The original recipe uses rava/semolina in the filling but we make the filling with pistachios only..The recipe is actually very simple..You can alter the filling  recipe as per your taste.
Gharis are usually prepared on festival of Chand Padva/Gudi Padva ..But you definitely can make this anytime you crave for...

 Mashed Potatoes are so easy to make and loved equally by elders and kids ..You can enjoy  mashed potatoes with your fav steak or just have the way you like it..I always make mashed potatoes with my fav Chicken and Beef Steak..very easy to make try this creamy mashed potatoes today..

4-5 potatoes
3 tbsp butter
2 tbsp cream
2-3 tbsp milk
1 tsp pepper/as needed

Boil the potatoes with skin on it until cooked.
Remove the peel and mash it.
Take a sauce pan/nonstick pan add the potatoes,milk,butter and cream and cook till all mixed up add pepper and salt and serve with steak.

for more steak recipes click the link below
Chicken Steak with roasted vegetables
Chicken Steak with Creamy Pepper Sauce
Chapli kebab are Peshawar famous kabab made with beef mince. The word Chapli comes from It is flat and palm sized and actually resembles chapals( slippers) But you can make them small and shape them round .I was longing to try m hands on these delicious mouth melting kebabs but thanks to the beef ban i cud only wish to try this with mutton /chicken..recently i was on a Vacation to Goa  and thought of packing some beef and mince and taking it  along. so that we can enjoy some beef dishes..I was happy that the beef was in a very good condition..
I made beef steak ,kebabs cutlets ,beef chilli,schezwan beef and saved some for beef roast..I enjoyed these dishes to my heart's content..So in this coming days you will see many beef recipes shared here..

Coming to today's recipe I made these lovely kebabs with some Yummy Plain Biryani Rice Mutton korma recipe to follow soon We had a lovely lunch My hubby was enjoying every bite and he just loved these kebabs I will be tyring these with Mutton next time ....For all those who long to eat beef here in Mumbai for time being you can try these recipes with mutton .

250 gmsBeef /Mutton Mince
 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 1/2 tsp coriander seeds/dhaniya
 1 tsp cumin/zeera/jeera
1 tsp anardana/pomegrante seeds
2-3  dry red chilli
1 tsp pepper powder
wheat flour 2 tbsp
1-2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
1 tbsp mint leaves
3-4 green chillies/as needed  chopped
1 small  0nion chopped
2 med sized tomato chopped or cut in slices
1 egg

In a tava dry roast red chillies ,coriander and anardana/pomegranate seeds ,cumin/jeera till nice aroma comes let it cool then coarsely powder it in a mixer.
Then quickly just pulse onion ,green chilli and mince
To the mince mixture add the powdered chilli and cumin and ginger garlic paste ,salt
Add pepper powder ,egg ,wheat flour ,coriander mint leaves
then mix chopped seedless tomatoes and keep it in the fridge  for at least 30 mins.
you can make it palm size n press a tomato slice n then fry
Heat a non stick pan /tava add oil ,once the oil 9s hot gently add the kebabs then shallow fry on both sides till brown and cooked well.

Anardana/pomegranate seeds give a nice taste to these kebabs but if you do not find them add 1 tsp lime juice
  • i have tried making these kebabs in both ways by adding the chopped tomatoes to the mince mixture and also pressing a sliced tomato on the kebab ,you just need to be careful while frying the sliced tomato kebab ,there are chances for the tomato slice to come out while frying ,so you really need to press it on the kebab so it sticks well.
  • Dry roasting chillies,cumin and coriander is optional but i prefer roasting it since it adds in more flavor.
  • These Kebabs/kebabs can be frozen just mix all the ingredients shape it into kebabs and arrange it in a plate in a  single layer and freeze it once frozen ,you can store it in zip lock bags or in an airtight container.
  • If you do not eat beef try them with mutton /chicken mince.but it taste best with beef mince.
  • The mince should be well drained if there is water left, the kababs will shrink while frying.
Piyush is  a nectarous drink made with shrikhand and buttermilk .Its a very popular drink in Maharashtra and Gujarat.I have always been a huge fan of this delicious drink. This drink though popular is rarely found in restaurants there are few Maharashtrians hotel which serve this.I craved for this yesterday .I had a fair idea that this was made from shrikhand and butter milk and nutmeg was the key ingredient now the urge was so intense that i couldn't wait for making shrikhand from scratch  so I made this with store brought shrikhand

The recipe is very simple this can be made in 10 mins so perfect for the instant cravings..I have seen people using hung curds too but i prefer the taste of shrikhand and butter milk so i do not add sugar.

200 gms Shrikhand (i used kesar )
1 1/2 cup thick curd/dahi
1/4 cup water /milk
1/2 tsp nutmeg
saffron dissolved in milk
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
almond/pistachios for garnish
  • In a bowl mix together Shrikhand ,Curds and milk
  • Add saffron ,nutmeg and cardamom powder
  • Whisk together till smooth
  • Add sugar if needed and mix well ..I did not add as i found it was just perfectly sweet
  • garnish with chopped pistachio and almonds.
  • Pour into individual glasses and serve chilled

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