A delightful Shrikhand recipe to prep you up for Janmashtami!

Come let’s celebrate Janmashtami – the birthday of Lord Krishna.

Janmashtami Recipe Reliance Fresh Direct

Being one of the biggest Indian festivals in the world, this auspicious day is celebrated with great joy to rekindle the mischievous aspects of Lord Krishna.

People enact Krishna’s childhood attempts of stealing butter & curd from earthen pots beyond his reach by hanging pots of curd suspended high above the ground and forming human towers to reach & then break them. This is popularly known as ‘Dahi Handi’. There is also a cash prize attached to such events performed across the city.

On this day, houses are decorated and Krishna’s favourite food and sweets are prepared as an offering. People do invite family and friends to celebrate this joyous festival together.

For any ardent devotee preparing sumptuous dishes to pamper Krishna, is considered to be the most vital part of the celebration. We all know that Lord Krishna was very fond of sweets and would go hunting for milk & milk products in all the houses of Gokul.

Janmashtami Recipe2 Reliance Fresh Direct

Sweets like rabri, peda, kheer, gopalkala, mishti doi, kalakand etc. are some of the favourite sweets of Lord Krishna.

What best it could be, if you get one of the favourite & very easy to make recipe, just at a click!

Get ready to show your magic and delight our Natkhat Gopal :)

Janmashtami Delight #Shrikhand recipe

Janmashtami Recipe3 Reliance Fresh Direct

Ingredients:

  1. 1 (18 ounce) container Plain Yogurt
  2. 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  3. ½ tsp Ground Cardamom
  4. 1 tsp Rose Water (optional)
  5. Dash of Ground Nutmeg
  6. Few threads of Saffron
  7. 4 tsp finely chopped Green Pistachios

Preparation:

  1. Mix all the ingredients, except pistachios.
  2. After mixing, put them in a bowl and cover it with a lid. Refrigerate it for at least 2 hours.
  3. After two hours, take the bowl off the refrigerator.
  4. By this time, the mixture has reached the consistency of a dessert.
  5. Now, stir and spoon the Shrikhand into dessert dishes.
  6. Sprinkle with pistachios.

With all your love and devotion offer Shrikhand to Krishna & do relish this amazing sweet with your family and friends.

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Happy Janmashtami!

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Reliance_Fresh_Direct_Fathers DayWe all had a moment when our Dad had said:

‘If your friend jumped off a bridge, would you do the same?’

For sure, this would have taken you back to the memory lane :)

This Father’s Day, we should thank our Dad for all his Dadism. His favourite one-liners said in a typical style & tone to teach us the basics of life.

The do’s, the don’ts, the different instruction manuals for safety, spending money wisely, being honest- most importantly with him :) , choosing friends etc… A never ending list, I can bet on this!

But doesn’t it feel good no matter how we are & what we do, there is one man who is watching us and defining our path, setting our goals and making us strong individuals.

How much ever old we grow, we will always remain the little one for our Dad.

So not only today, but every day make a point to convey hearty feelings to your dad

We know you are strongest from outside but soft from inside!

Our Teacher

Our Mentor

Our Friend

Our Partner in Crime

Our Superhero

Thank you for being ‘A son’s first hero, a daughter’s first love’

#ThankyouDad

 

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Being the cultural capital of Maharashtra, Pune has managed to preserve the culture in an authentic way. Be it the traditions which take us back to the roots of true Marathas to the current educational and IT hub.

With the never dying sporting spirit we know that Punekars work hard all through the week and get less of their time to explore the nightlife & perfect getaway destinations.

And in the midst of balancing work and life, where working hours are longer than ever that absorb all the energy, grocery shopping is another task to complete.

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Learn how to make Puran Poli this Gudi Padwa

Gudi Padvyachya Shubhechha

Happy Gudi Padwa

As the celebration begins in Maharashtra, let’s take a sneak peek about this Hindu Festival of New Year called as Gudi Padwa.

To mark this new year, many Maharashtrain families hoist a colourful Gudi which is made by placing a Kalash on top of a stick with a nice piece of cloth installed atop doors & windows. According to Hindu mythology, Gudi is installed to celebrate the victory of good over evil. People worship Gudi on this day and also do a lot of preparation to welcome New Year.

This auspicious occasion is also considered to buy new things or starting new projects.

From cleaning the house, shopping, decorating the main door,installing the Gudi, worshipping the Gudi to preparing delicious Gudi Padwa Feast like Puran Poli, Shrikhand,Gulab Jamun & other Mithais, all the rituals signify the sweet experiences of life. Isn’t it :)

People do invite each other for relishing the feast together.

With lots of work in hand, making sweets at home with all your love is a courageous task!

What best it could be to get the famous Maharashtrain recipe- Puran Poli, just at a click.

Puran_Poli_Recipe

So here’s the recipe, just for you. Get ready to hear the compliments.

Puran poli is a flat bread stuffed with a sweet lentil filling made from skinned chana dal/spilt bengal gram and jaggery.

Measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml

Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup powdered jaggery
  2. 1 cup chana dal/skinned spilt bengal gram
  3. 3 cups water for pressure cooking the chana dal
  4. 2 tsp ghee
  5. 1 tsp fennel/saunf powder
  6. ¾ to 1 tsp dry ginger powder/saunth
  7. ½ tsp cardamom powder or 4-5 cardamoms crushed finely
  8. ¼ tsp nutmeg powder/jaiphal powder
  9. For outer covering: 1.5 cups whole wheat flour/atta + ½ cup all purpose flour/maida (or you can also use 2 cups whole wheat flour instead)
  10. 1 tsp oil or ghee
  11. ½ tsp salt or as required
  12. ¼ tsp turmeric powder/haldi (optional, to give a faint yellow color to the poli)
  13. water as required to knead the dough
  14. oil or ghee as required for frying the puran poli

 

Preparation:

  1. Rinse the chana dal first very well in water. Soak for 30 minutes to one hour and then drain the water.
  2. Cook the chana dal in pressure cooker for 6 to 7 whistles. Once the pressure settles down on its own, strain the cooked dal. The dal has to be strained well.
  3. Heat ghee in a pan and add the dry ginger powder, nutmeg powder, cardamom powder and fennel powder. Saute for few seconds.
  4. Add the chana dal and jaggery, stir and let this puran mixture cook on a low flame till the mixture becomes dry.
  5. Keep on stirring the puran mixture at intervals.
  6. Once the puran stuffing becomes thick and dry, switch off the flame.
  7. After it becomes cool, then mash the puran mixture with a potato masher or use your mixer to mash. Keep this aside.

 

For preparing the poli dough:

  1. Take whole wheat flour, all purpose flour/maida and salt in a bowl mix well.
  2. Add a little bit of water and ghee and mix. Knead the dough by adding water as required.
  3. The dough should be smooth and soft. Cover and keep aside the dough for 15-20 minutes.

 

Making the Puran Poli:

  1. Take a medium or large size ball from the dough. Roll it 2-3 inches in circumference on a dusted rolling board.
  2. Place a portion of Puran mixture in the center of the rolled dough.
  3. Bring the edges together towards the center and join all the edges and pinch them.
  4. Sprinkle some flour and start rolling the dough.
  5. Make a medium or large circle (poli) as depending upon the size of the dough and puran filling you took.
  6. On a heated tawa or griddle, spread some ghee. Place the rolled poli/dough circle on the tawa.
  7. When one side gets browned, turn over and cook the other side till you see some brown spots.
  8. Once the second side gets browned, then turn over and apply ghee. If everything is done properly then puran poli will puff up. The poli should be cooked well with brown spots.
  9. Stack all the poli’s in a casserole or in a kitchen napkin.
  10. You can serve puran poli warm or at room temperature with milk, ghee or curd.

 

Quick Poli Saving Tips :)

  1. While you roll the poli, be careful as it may break a little, just add some dry flour to that part.
  2. Instead of whole wheat flour, you can use the dough with all purpose flour or maida or use half of both the flours.

So go on and roll some Poli’s. All the best.

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Happy Gudi Padwa!