Monday, April 27, 2009

Save The Earth

Here is the Link For the announcement of Save The Earth

Here is our first entry from Joyeeta , in her own words

"I don’t think the call is for people to save the earth. The call is for people to save their own lives and the lives of their future generations. Let us not forget that if MOTHER EARTH has the supreme power of creation,she has the power to destroy also."

If you want to read more ,visit her wonderful blog for more.

Sangeeta of Healthfood desivideshi sends Her contribution .

She has how beautifully described her small kitchen garden where she grows vegetables /herbs organically.You name it and you would find it in her place.She surely inspires many of us to grow vegetables in our gardens also.Dont forget to read her Gobhi Paratha and begun Bhaja ,Khichuri post which she made from fresh vegetables grown in her Lovely Kitchen garden.

This one,a great entry from Deepika at Less Sugar Please... and her home grown spinach ,which she made into delicious coconut based gravy.In this post she has so passionately written about the kind of menace garbage is exposing to us and how one can tackle this problem while creating compost out of them.Read this to know more Spinach in Coconut/yogurt gravy .

And last this is my own contribution Fruit Chaat .
and lets' take this small initiative so that it can make a big difference.

Help us to harness the wind, the water, the sun,
and all the ready and renewable sources of power.
Teach us to conserve, preserve use wisely the blessed treasures
Of our wealth stored earth.
Help us to share your bounty, not waste it,
or pervert it into peril, for our children or our neighbours in other nations.
You, who are life and energy and blessing,
Teach us to revere and respect your tender world.
-----Thomas J Carlisle

Save The Earth -Announcement

Few months back, it was the hottest day in December,hottest in the past 51 years in Kolkata .The temperarture was around 22 deg celcious but it should be around 11 deg celcious .It was supposed to be winter and we should be wearing warm winter clothes or jackets, instead of that we kept our fan switched on. One can imagine the irony here I am talking about.
.And again in April temperature soared high to 42 deg celcious, highest in a decade …My little one school closed down 15 days earlier due to extreme heat conditions.Schools are observing perhaps the first time heat-day off holiday!! I think never in past years this has happened.

This is just not a single incident happening around us, there are many more unsung incidents occurring in various parts of the world.

Climate pattern is changing thanks to global warming; little did we realize that this starts from where we live our own street, locality or even our own home.
We cannot go out and start educating people with placard in our hand, hitting the street, shouting slogans about global warming.
Its just that they won’t have that much of patience and time either to listen to this rather small issue.For them life is too busy earning bread and butter, and also these things takes back seat when it comes to implementation.

What we can do as a small link to bigger world or as a small fish in bigger ocean.
Simple and easy things which we can do while staying in home or working in office.

We as a world citizen or netizen, hold bigger responsibility in contributing and implementing.Welfare of family and community matters more to us.
So, I would like to draw your kind attention towards it, join me in this movement , an awareness drive to save the earth , so that we can pass mother earth as is ,to our future generations.Meanwhile do drop in your little advice or two cents on this very serious issue.

I would like to send invitation to everybody out there, to participate in this movement and create awareness around you.
As food blogs we, should be doing our part with cooking and posting recipes in addition to creating awareness.

Cook and send your entries to me, while keeping these in minds
Try to cook with fresh ingredients .
It would be great if the vegetables/fruits are grown in your own kitchen garden, but it’s not necessary.
Any type of cuisine, courses is almost welcome.Recipes can be vegetarian or non-vegetarian or using any dairy products.

In addition to recipes, I am inviting you all to write in
Essays, painting, poems or even articles regarding save earth.
It would be nice if your contribution is original or your own creations and if you are inspired by any other sources, do mention them with due credits.

What you need to do

~ Link back to this post Of “Save the Earth”.It would be nice if you could upload this Badge along with your post, feel free to use and spread the word.Please post the entries specially marked for “Save the Earth” Movement.

Mail me with the following details
~ mail me with the Subject line of “Save The earth”.
~ Your Name
~ Name of your Blog
~ Post URL
~ Location
~ mail me at spiceandcurry at gmail dot com
~ Note--There is no need to send pictures.

~ I have created a separate post for the entries for this purpose, I will be updating according to the entries, I will be getting and it will be there to see for everybody.

Entries should reach us on or before 31 st May 2009.If I am unable to respond to your entry within 3 days, do drop me a comment here.
Friends join me to create awareness about save the earth and make this movement a success.

I am writing down some small chores which we can do while staying in home or going to office, that can help in this noble cause.

~ Try to switch off Electrical appliances when not in use.
~ Reuse old clothes, T-shirts as kitchen towels or for dusting purpose instead of paper towels,Save The Trees
~ Switch off the gizer when not in use.
~ Swicth off refrigerator for half an hour daily.
~ Plant at least 5 plant saplings or fruit bearing trees near your area.
~ grow some vegetables in Kitchen gardens or in small clay pots.
~ Take the stairs while going up instead of the Lift.
~ Walk to your grocery stores instead of using the Car/Taxi/Auto, save the fuel.
~ Go to office together in a Car, instead off taking two separate cars going to office.
Ask your friends, to join you while going to office and then take turns alternatively.Use public transport more.
~ Cook as much required, eat and consume daily, don’t throw anything; they are precious gifts nature has given you.Respect them.

Your ideas,advice and tips are always welcoming.

Remember this is just a humble awareness drive and our main objective is to involve people that surround us, our friends, relatives and our community etc…
Let’s participate to create a better environment for our future generations.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Duporer Tiffin Khabar-Lunch-Box recipes 3

You all know about the lunch box recipes that I am trying to post here ,you may want to look into previous post then ,here are the links-
Lunch Box Recipes 1

Lunch box recipes 2
without adding much stories , I will start writing the recipes,

Lunch Combo three –Arhar dal, Phulkopi bodi diye jhal, Tomato koraishuti diye Rui macher jhal and few slices of apples (serves -4)
Arhar Ki dal

Arhar ki dal is a staple dal in a particular UPean home, since my upbringing happens to be in UP, this has found way into my heart and features regularly in our menu for lunch. Arhar Ki Dal with Hing (asfoetida) and jeere (cumin seeds) ka तडका ,this is what a typical Upean mother would cook for their kids for lunch and with that also ,aloo ka chokha (potatoes mashed with red pepper powder/green chilly/mustard oil and salt), however ask any Bengali, they would prefer their moonger dal over aror dal.
To me -Food as such is , a personal preference for taste buds and the culture which gets incorporated in a child which he sees around him.
1 cup of lentil/toor dal/arhar dal
Wash the dal thoroughly in water
Now pressure cook the dal/lentil and if required add 1 cup of water (otherwise you will get a thick and mushy dal)
Chop 1 onion, 1 inch ginger and half tomato
Now in a separate saucepan, add 1 tbs of oil, add in 1 tsp of cumin seeds, 1 dry red pepper split in between and add chopped onions,ginger,hing.
Slightly stir it and add to the cooked dal,this will be your tadka/tempering ,add in chopped tomato pieces.
Cook covered for few mints and at the end adjust the seasoning with salt, sugar and little bit of ghee.

Phulkopi bori diye jhaal (Cauliflower Bori spicy curry)
Badi/Bodi/bori is an essential part of Bengali cuisine.Bengali ladies have this immense passion to make bodies at home.My ma and Mil usually would lay korai daler bodi(urad dal/lentil dry dumplings which are sun-dried to make dry badis ,just like a sun-dried tomato which are available in stores) during these months after holi and it will be ready within 2 weeks of time provided its properly sun-dried.Then there are other also like posto bodi( white poppy seeds small dry dumplings) saboor bodi (sago pearl dried small dumplings)and so on …these form an integral part of any Bengali jhal/jhol/curry.

Recipe for phulkopi bodi diye jhal

1 cauliflower
2 medium size poatao cut into 1 inch long pieces
8-10 badi/bodi
Brinjal 1 cut into 1 inch long pieces
3-4 tbs + 1tbs of mustard oil
1 tsp of panch phoron
1-2 tsp of turmeric powder
2 tsp of red pepper powder
2 tsp of coriander powder
2 cups of water
1 tsp of salt
½ tsp of suagr
In a deep bottom pan or any other saucepan, add in 3-4 tbs of mustard oil
Fry the badi/bodi in hot oil at med stiring continuously, and when they are evenly fried to perfect golden colour, take them out
Add cauliflower pieces, fry them to golden –brown, and take them out( make sure the cauliflower pieces are dry before frying and there is no trace of water ,pat them dry with a kitchen towel)
you may add in 1 tbs of oil at this time to the saucepan ,

Now temper it with 1tsp of panch phoron
Add in potato pieces, if required add little more oil approx 1 tbs
Now add in 1-2 tsp of turmeric powder, 2tsp of red pepper powder,1/2 tsp of sugar, 1tsp of salt, 2-4 tsp of coriander powder, fry them well till the potatoes are well coated with spices.
Add in 2 cups of water, bori and chopped brinjal pieces.
Cook covered for 5mints and now add in fried cauliflower pieces.
Cook covered for 7-8 mints and take out in a separate bowl.

Tomato kuraishuti diye Rui macher jhaal
I have posted a phomfret recipe with onion/ginger/garlic paste ,here Phomfret Kalia , but this can very well go with rui mach also.Here.Rui mach made this way is known as Rui macher kalia , one very authentic dish from land of Bengal.
Now rui mach/fish, can be easily made into small fried fritters or macher bora/chop.here is a simple recipe for macher chop which you may like to see ,Fish Fritters
Then there is of course a simple ,quick and easy fish curry which I like to fix everyday as our mornings are busy , kid going to school,hubby to office , so everyday meal means some healthy, easy and simple recipes.Weekends are somewhat unusual , we usually try out Rui Macher Kalia or Chicken curry.
Here is recipe for a simple macher jhal made with rui mach
Marinate the fish pieces in turmeric powder and salt.let them sit there for half a hour.now fry them in batch of 2 at a time in hot oil till crisp and brown on both the sides. It may take time so be little patient.
1 tomato chopped
1cup of shelled peas/corn which ever is available
3-4 tbs of mustard oil/canola oil
In a saucepan add 2 cups of water, 2tsp of red pepper powder,1 tsp of turmeric powder,salt as per taste ,1 tomato chopped , 1 cup of shelled peas or frozen peas( if adding frozen peas ,time to cook the jhal /curry will be less)
Add in 3-4 tbs mustard oil, cover and cook for 7-8 mints at medium.
Take out in a bowl.

Note-For variation you may add in some yellow corn or green broccoli pieces also.

you may also like to see this wonderful recipe with rui mach , Hearty Fish curry .

Enjoy good food and more important home cooked meals.

Happy Cooking Friends

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Phulkopi Diye Moonger dal and Oal Bhate

Phulkopi diye moonger dal
Soul Foods, this is what I like to call phulkopi diye moonger dal.I do think dal and rice is the most simple and satisfying meal one can eat and never get tired off ,isn't.

Simple is better and soul refershing. Moonger dal and begun bhaja( brinjal pieces fry) is a simple combination but the taste is just heavenly.Moong dal is one such a staple dal in Bengali menu, one can get so many other options to include also like -there is korola diye moong dal( bitter gourd moong dal), tok dal with raw mango pieces and one can never forget the evergreen delicious macher matha diye moong dal. There is this simple recipe for moong dal with fried small cauliflower pieces which finds it's way to our weekly menu regularly and this taste great with warm cooked rice.My kind of soul food.

Method and Ingredients
In a kadai /saucepan, roast approx 1 cup of mong dal to little golden brown.
Wash the lentil thoroughly in water
Now pressure cook the dal, make sure its’not mushy. (Or you may cook the dal in a separate saucepan with water upto 2-3 cups)
In a separate saucepan, add oil, fry the cauliflower pieces for some time
Now take it out , add in 1 tsp of turmeric powder and salt to the cooked dal.
Add some more oil in a saucepan, temper it with 1 tsp of cumin seeds, 1 dry red pepper, 2 tsp of ginger paste or you may add in finely chopped fresh ginger.you may add in half chopped tomatoes also.

Transfer this to the cooked dal.
Now add fried cauliflower pieces, cook at low till all incorporates well.
Add in 2 tsp of ghee or butter (optional )
You may add in some chopped coriander leaves for garnishing.

Oal bhate (mashed elephant's foot/suran with mustard-green chilly paste)
you all must be wondering what is bhate , that means vegetables cooked in rice.When there were no pressure cooker, Bengali ladies would throw in some peeled and chopped potatoes,ool ,Korola(bitter gourd) while the parboiled rice would be cooking in big rice pots , by the time rice is properly cooked ,the vegetables also got cooked to softness,since the vegetables are cooked with rice this way,so the name Bhate.

There is korola/kumro bhate(bittergourd/pumpkin),Aloo korola bhate, aloobegun bodi bhate,and phulkopi bhate, maan bhate and even dal/lentil bhate (for which some even have very small steel lucnh- box to make it) etc..

The bhate recipes are real soul foods, simple,quick and easy on stomach, so if you are tired of eating spicy and hot foods, its always a good option to prepare the vegetables this way or rather steam it and clean the system.Steamed vegetables are low in calories also .

Oal /elephants’ foot/suran
2 tsp of mustard powder (available in packets now) or you may make mustard –green chilly paste
1 tbs of mustard oil and salt as per taste
Pressure cook the oal /suran.let it cool, mash it with mustard oil and mustard green chilly paste and salt as per taste .Start your Bengali meal with oal bhate.
Mustard-green chilly paste
Grind the mustard seeds (approx 3-4tsp) in grinder , add in 2-3 green chillies , 1 garlic and little bit of mustard oil and water , grind to a smooth paste , or you may use store brought mustard powder packet (sunrise brand) , dissolve in 2 tsp of mixture in little warm water prior to making oal bhate , mix in with the mashed oal and salt as per taste .
Similarly you may make maan bhate (another variety of suran) also.
These taste great with warm cooked rice.

Happy Cooking Friends

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Duporer Tiffin Khabar -Lunch-box Recipes 2 and Ranga Aloor Pantua (Sweet Potato Gulab jamuns)

Now you all know about lunch-box recipes that I am trying to put up here .This was my last post about it
Duporer tiffin khabar recipes .
this is another day and some new recipes, a chorchori recipe, a teto(bitter) recipe and a simple fish curry , to go with warm cooked rice.

All recipes serve upto 5-6 people

Lunch Combo Two- Seem bandhakopir Chorchori, Neem Begun, Dal, Parshe Macher Jhal

Seem Bandhakopi chorchori

Half cabbage
7-8 Seem or green Hyacinth bean ,it can be substituted with broad bean or snap peas which ever is available
Potato 1chopped
1 tsp of panch phoron
1 bay leaf
3-4 tbs of mustard oil
1 tsp of turmeric powder
2 tsp of red pepper powder or you may add in green chilies/Serrano pepper
Salt as per taste
1 tsp of sugar
In a saucepan add in 3-4 tbs of mustard oil
Temper it with 1 tsp of panch phoron and 1 bay leaf
Now add in chopped seem you may add in whole, that gives a nice taste even.
Now add in 1 tsp of turmeric powder, 2tsp of red pepper powder and salt as per taste.
Add in cabbage, stirfry for few mints or till the masala is evenly coated over the cabbage leaves,
Now add in 1tsp of suagr and little bit of water, cover and cook till potatoes are evenly cooked.
You may add in 1 chopped tomato at this time, it adds that extra tanginess to the chorchori.

Neem begun
We all know how neem leaves are beneficial to our health.Bengalis always start their meal with Teto(bitter) and finish it off with sweet or chutney.Now visit this old post for the recipe of neem begun.

Wash the lentil thoroughly in water.
Now pressure cook the dal, make sure its’not mushy.
In a separate saucepan, add 1 -2 tsp of mustardoil or any other oil ,temper it with 1 tsp of cumin seeds, 1 dry red pepper,1 bay leaf, 2 tsp of ginger paste or you may add in finely chopped fresh ginger.
Now add in the dal/lentil, cook at low till all incorporate well.
Add in 2 tsp of ghee or butter.
You may add in some chopped coriander leaves.

Parshe macher jhal
Marinate the parshe fish /mullet fish in turmeric powder and salt.
Fry them in hot oil till brown and crsip
Now add in little bit of extra mustard oil in that saucepan itself, 1 -2 cups of water, 1 tomato chopped, 1 tsp of turmeric powder and salt
Cover and cook at low for 5-7 mints .garnish with chopped coriander leaves and its ready to be served.Or this fish(mullet/parshe) can be made with mustard green chilly paste or shorshe parshe in Bengali as well .Just add in the mustard -green chilly paste at the end and take out in a bowl(adjust the hotness before you add in green chilly paste,add less red pepper powder or you may totally skip it .Do Not Heat or try to cook after adding mustard paste ,the fish curry will become bitter ,I am sure you dont want that.

Now something sweet on the eve of poila baishak
So thought of making Ranga Aloor pantua/a kind of gulab jamun, the recipe is from one of my old cookbook, written in Bengali and without any interesting graphics or picture, this book is a treasure of old, traditional and new recipes in Bengali.
It says, after making pantua, you can serve it with home-made custard.But I guess pantuas taste good by themselves ,so we avoided having it with custard,but if you think you may prepare custard and serve with pantuas.

Ranga Aloor Pantua
It makes 14-15 pantuas out of 2 big sweet potatoes
Boil them or pressure cook them.
Peel the skin
Let it cool out a bit
Add 2tsp of all purpose flour and few tbs of khoya ,I didn’t had any so added store brought kora paaker sandesh , that’s enough to knead them.let it sit there for half an hour.
Now shape up small rounds from the dough and insert few boro elaich or cardamom seeds
Fry them to brown at a low flame, flipping the sides
Make sugar syrup meanwhile, in a deep bottom pan , add ½ cup of water and 1 cup of sugar , let it cook till the colour turns little golden yellow.Adjust the sweetness as per taste , add more for more sweetness.

Tip- since the sweet potato as such are sweet by nature ,its better to add less sugar while preparing the sugar syrup.please follow your instinct while preparing sugar syrup.
Now fry the sweet potato pantua/gulab jamuns and dip them in sugar syrup.
Have it as you prepare just like me or wait till it cools down, both the way it taste great

According to Bengali calender 15 April is 1st of baishak , all over people will be coming together to celebrate and enjoy the new year.

Wishing all my readers a very Happy Poila Baishak and Baisakhi .May the new year be peaceful and happy for you all.

Poila Baishaker Preeti O Shubecha Janae Shobae Kay....

Happy Cooking Friends

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Kolkata-City Of Joy 2

Kolkata as I know has this striking sense of vibrance and energy .The charisma that finds way to your heart so easily.The hustle-bustle of the city, crowd at esplanade, New Market and Park Street, growing list of food-chains or eateries, where foodies love to hang around.
Then there are some other ,quite peaceful places where people do go ,but find kind of solace.One such place is Outram Ghat on the banks of river Hooghly.
Then there are some good green parks .One such park is Millenium Park along the banks of river , a beautiful place to visit.
Neatly arranged park bench, a small food joint, kid’s playing area and the magnificent view to River bank.
These are the some of the pictures, me and hubby had taken while on a family outing.
It really brings back the memories of great time spent there.

A View of Second Hooghly Bridge from Outram Ghat .

Serene River

Wanna Go for Boat ride

Bade ache lagte Hain,
Yeh dharti ,yeh Nadiya aur Tum...........

Some old post
Kolkata-City Of Joy
Many Moods Of Kolkata
Durga Puja

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Duporer Tiffin Khabar -Lunch Box Recipes1

Lunch –Box recipes or tiffiner khabar
I was just thinking to put some good lunch –box recipes here in Spice and Curry.
We have always lived on fresh food and ingredients, which means fresh chopped vegetables and even home-made spice powders.
I will highly encourage you all to try this out, it’s always better to eat home-made food rather than take aways or frozen food.Well all of these are traditional meals , a Bengali cuisine has to offer.
Without much intro ,I will start writing the recipes now .

Lunch-Combo One –Beet jhaal,Phulkopi Bhetki jhaal,Dal and rice

The quantity mentioned here for recipes serves 5-6 people .

Beet jhaal( Spicy Potato Beet Subzi)
1 giant beet root cut into long pices of 1 inch.
2 potatoes cut into same length as of beet
Half brinjal/eggplant optional but this gives a nice mushy texture to the jhaal/curry.
3-4 tbs of mustard oil or any other oil that is available.
1 tsp of panch phoron
1 tsp of turmeric powder
2 tsp of red pepper powder
Salt as per taste
In a saucepan, add oil(2-3 tbs) temper it with panch phoron, add poatoes and beet, fry for sometimes
Add turmeric powder, red pepper powder, salt
Add half cup of water, add brinjal pieces.
Cover and cook for 7-8 mints till the water dries out and the gravy becomes little mushy.

Phulkopi bhetki jhaal( cauliflower Bhetki Fish Curry)

Marinate the bhetki (fish) pieces in turmeric powder and salt.
Keep aside
Fry the fish pieces in hot mustard oil
See how gorgeous looks fresh Bhetki fish fry ,can have them as is ,it just taste heavenly.

Now to making the pholkopir torkari or you may go and have look at this post of Phulkopir Torkari , to make cauliflower potato subzi.
Cut the cauliflower and potatoes.
Fry the cauliflower pieces in hot oil till little brown(make sure they dry otherwise they are going to splutter oil ) take out in a separate bowl
Add little bit more oil, temper it with cumin seeds and bay leaf, add in chopped onion, garlic and ginger.Fry them till evenly brown.
Add chopped potatoes
Fry them well for 5 mints
Add turmeric powder, red pepper powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, little bit of salt and sugar (as per tsate) and a splash of water to coat evenly ..fry for 2mints.
Add 1-2 cup of water, put the flame to high, and bring on one strong boil.
Now release the fish,cauliflower pieces, lower the flame, cover and cook for 5-7 mints or till potatoes are cooked.

Or you may make fish curry separately and then mix in with the above curry, both the way it tastes great.
A Simple Fish Curry (Quick and Easy)
To make simple fish curry , it will take 6-8 mints at med -high to prepare it …(that’s how I fix my fish curry in hurry , mornings are busy so ,I always keep some fried fish pieces in refrigerator as stock ,take out them in batch and prepare this fish curry)
In a heavy bottomed pan, add oil, 1 cup of water, 3-4 tbs of mustard oil, 1 tomato chopped, 2 tsp of red pepper powder, 1tsp of turmeric powder, salt and 1 tsp of coriander powder.Add in fried fish pieces and then cover the gravy, cook at low for 5-8 mints.
Mix in with the above cauliflower subzi.

Note- Phulkopi Bhetki Jhaal is one of the authentic bengali recipe.

Bhetki as such is a hassle free fish ,as the there is no need to dig out small bones out of it.

Moong dal
In a kadai /saucepan, roast approx 1 cup of moong dal to little golden brown.
Wash the lentil thoroughly in water
Now pressure cook the dal, make sure its’not mushy.
In a separate saucepan, add oil(just 2 tsp ,sufficient for phoron/tadka) temper it with 1 tsp of cumin seeds, 1 dry red pepper, 2 tsp of ginger paste or you may add in finely chopped fresh ginger and chopped tomato.
Now add in the dal/lentil, cook at low till all incorporate well.
Add in 2 tsp of ghee or butter at the end.
You may add in some chopped coriander leaves.

and steamed rice to go with duperer khabar.

I will try to update this series as I prepare them ..

Happy Cooking Friends

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Kid's Lunch-Box -II- Home -Made Mixed Fruit Jam

I have always wished to make jams at home while growing up. I would ask so many questions to my maa while she would be making it for us in kitchen.She in return, would say you wait for some more time and you will know how it gives a sense of achievement when you prepare something and your kid’s finish it up quickly.
I now understand it gives immense satisfaction to see one’s kid gobbling up the home-made jam.
Here is a very simple recipe to make jams at home.Mixed Fruit jam is a good option when giving to your toddlers.

During this season when mangoes and apples are available in plenty, one can easily make mixed fruit jam at home.
Another thing is that I always make jams at night (I have seen my mom making it even in night) give them some to set and then scoop in glass jars to refrigerate them .Its always better to use and eat home-made ones than the store brought as its devoid of all types of chemicals ,colouring agents etc..
Some recipes call for pectin a solidifying/gelling agent Iguess, but I have never seen my Maa or Mil using it for that matter .Some day will share you my Mil’s Guava Jelly recipe also.

Home made mixed Fruit Jam
1 mango
2 chicko
1 apple
Half lemon, extract the juice from it
Sugar at least 1 cup or as per taste
Wash the fruits and then pressure cook them with just 1cup of water.
Take out and peel the skin and take out the pulp
Mix in with sugar and whisk in with the pulp and juice.
Now over a med low flame cook the above stirring continuosly, after one strong boil
Add the lemon juice, stir and cook till it reduces and becomes thick.
Tip- you may drop some over a separate plate, look if it’s not runny and if it can stick on the plate, the Jam is ready.
Spatula at rest and the Jam .......

Let it cool and scoop in a sterilized bottle.

Store in refrigerator, stays fresh for 2-3 weeks.
The above amount of fruit made approx one bottle approx 200 gm, increse the content for more Jam.

Its's always beter to prepare Jam in home , as it doesn't have chemicals or coloring agents.
Good as a spread over whole wheat bread and rotis or parathas. Spread a spoon of jam over the toasted bread and yeah you are ready with your’s kid- lunch box.

Happy Cooking Friends