November 21, 2014

Friday with a friend 3 rd Guest post in MLH by Chitrajagadish of Chitra’s healthy kitchen | Pistachio almond Katli using brown sugar | Double layered Pista badam burphi stuffed with gulkand




Hi every one..Hope you all doing great...How you all going spend this weekend??By the way today it`s friday nah...Yeah..it`s a guest post time again..Here Iam with a guest who is a new friend to me..First we met through FB Page and later became friends personally in fb..She is ChitraJagadish...Professionally a doctor,very good friend and apart all of these she is very health conscious..I admired after watching her recipes which are totally less in calories,at the same time perfect in the taste...Is n`t that great when a person cooks with good heart and mind...Though,we met recently,I understood that she is very cool and calm person by nature and treats every one friendly.When I shared about thsi guets post event before starting,accepted my request in few minutes and within few days sent mail.How sweet she is!!! I was impressed with her answers which are very clear and fixed..Thank you Chitra..:)

If you are a great food lover with some health awareness,definitely you should land on her space...Don`t forget to share your valubale comments after visting our lovely friend Chitra`s food blog.

If you are interested to write guest post in Mahaslovleyhome  please check this post guest post series and send recipe+answers to my mail ID.. My id is laharishiva13@gmail.com





Now some lovely words of Chitra!!!



1.Few words about u/some thing special which we 

don`t know??




This is ChitraJagadish from ‘Chitra’s healthy kitchen’. I am a dentist from Bangalore living in London.  I was always away from Cooking until marriage. My husband loves all varieties of food, which made me explore new dishes and that’s how my cooking journey started. With my medical background wanted to know more about health benefits of Ingredients and its calorie content etc., On our wedding anniversary my husband said ‘It’s time for you to share your learning’s and promote healthy eating’. That’s how my blog started with a concept of ‘Recipes for Healthy Living’.





 2. 3 Food photography tips or 3 useful kitchen tips??




1. Arrange the food on a table and add some contrast backgrounds.
2. Have loads of patience while taking pictures and sometimes photography takes longer than your cooking time
3. Using appealing serving dishes makes a difference to the picture.





3. How to improve fans n followers for food blog n food bog face book page??


Continuous Interaction with other food bloggers is the first step. More you interact more people get connected. The more the time you can dedicate the more people you get.
Another important point is ‘Uniqueness in blog’, which will help spread the word and you get to have repeated visitors.





4.How food blog changed ur life?How many recipes you posting in a month approximately and your memorable moments which related to blog??


Food blogging changed a lot within me call it as Patience, Thought process etc.,  Got to meet and know many amazing people and their work in blogging. Exploring new cuisines and the flavours each ingredient adds to food.
I am currently posting 2 recipes /day, which is very challenging. God’s grace and support/feedback from readers motivates me to do.
The first interview published in ‘Smartindianwomen’, when I was less than 6 months to blogging.





5.Finally,tell me few words abt MLH??


MLH am amazed by the kind of verities the blog hosts. The dedication shown by Usha even while at hospital amazed me. I love the cooking tips shared on her page.  The idea of celebrating blogging anniversary with guest posts was a brilliant idea.

Usha you motivating many bloggers and continue to inspire us with your work.

Coming to the recipe-

Pistachio almond Katli with gulkand filling:
My friend Usha of Mahas lovely home approached for guest post to celebrate 3rd blogging anniversary.  I was so happy but was also demented (confused)only thing in mind was to make a sweet dish which is something different from my regular recipes.
Kajukatli is mine and hubby’s favourite but many my blogger friends has already made lovely katlis. So thought about Pistakatli and Badamkatli then amalgamated both and made Pista-Almond mix. However for filling wanted to try new. The Gulkand (Rose Petal Jam)was appealing to me that’s how this recipe called ‘Pista-Badam-Gulkand Sandwich’ created. 

Here the Pista and Almond is powdered and then mixed in the sugar syrup. I just chopped the nuts and powdered them. You can even pre-soak blanch, make a paste and use to make katlis also. Sweet can be manipulated as per the taste and without using gulkandjust pista-almond katli can be enjoyed as it is or can customise the filling as per the taste.



Yields: 8-10
Preparation time: 30minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

For Katli:
·         Pistachio-1cup
·         Almond flakes-1/2cup
·         Brown Sugar-1cup
·         Water-3/4cup
·         Cardamom powder-1/2tsp

For filling:
·         Chopped nuts- 1/4cup ( I used almonds, pistachio)
·         Gulkand- 4tbsp
·         Cardamom powder-1/4tsp
·         Saffron strands-few





HOW TO COOK

Procedure:

For Katli:
·         
      Blend pistachio, almonds in blender/food processor and keep aside.

·         In a pan add water and then sugar and let it boil on a medium flame for 6-7minutes or till the syrup is of one string consistency, while stirring occasionally.

·         Add the ground pistachio, almond powder mix well and cook on a slow flame until the mixture leaves the sides of the pan, while stirring continuously.


       Let it cool a bit then it form the dough consistency..Divide the dough to two and set aside
For filling:


Combine all chopped nuts, gulkand, cardamom powder, saffron strands in a bowl and set aside. (can include extra sugar or sweetner if desired)




Wow..Iam totally loving it..wonderful answers with impressive words..M Touched..Specially,the recipe is just amazing..being a sweet tooth I can`t stop my excitement to try out ,that too which is very healthy..Undoubtedly,Iam going to try this one day,will share it with MLH..

Thank you for this much of affection on me n my MLH chitra..Iam feeling pleasant to meet u and it`s a satisfying recipe.....



I Hope,every one enjoyed today`s guest post of chitrajagadish..Try out the recipe and don`t forget to share with us.. Stay  tuned MLH for easy,tasty recipes..Wait for another friday,for  one more lovely guespost..Don`t miss :)

THANK YOU EEVRY ONE..HAPPY WEEKEND!!!!





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