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Quick Dishes-6

Don’t let boredom creep into your kitchen. Make the most of the lockdown, experiment, and let your family look forward to meal time. No need to go for exotic recipes, play some tricks and create magic with regular ingredients or leftovers.

Cashew Barfi

Sent by: Rekha James


  • 1 ½ cup cashew nuts
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2tbsp ghee
  • ¼tsp cardamom powder


Begin by grinding the cashew nuts into a fine powder, then keep it aside. Now, in a non-stick pan, heat water and sugar and keep boiling until it thickens. Add the cashew powder and cardamom powder. Keep the flame low throughout the process of mixing and make sure everything is completely dissolved and well combined. It has to be done slowly till the cashew paste thickens. Brush ghee on a butter paper, transfer the dough on the butter paper and cover it. Roll it out with a rolling pin when the mixture is hot. Grease a knife and cut it in your favourite shapes. Serve when cooled.

Sooji Bread Toast

(Sent by: Shivani Udeshi)


  • 1/2 cup sooji (semolina)
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 green chilli++,1 onion, 1 capsicum, 1 tomato, and few sprigs of coriander – all finely chopped
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 4 tsp green chutney
  • 2 tsp butter
  • Chilli flakes, dried oregano


Mix the sooji, yogurt and water to make a batter. Add green chilli, onions, tomato, capsicum, carrot and coriander to the batter. Add 1/2tsp sugar, salt to taste, a pinch of chilli flakes and oregano and combine all together. Rest the batter for 5 minutes. Now, spread green chutney over the bread slice and put the rava batter on the slice and toast it on a hot tawa. Spread butter on both sides of the bread and toast it till it turns golden and crisp. Finally, cut the rava toast and serve with ketchup.