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Lapsi

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We need:

Broken wheat/wheat rava 1cup Sugar 1 cup Elachi/ cardamom powder 1sp Warm milk 1/4 cup Ghee / melted butter 5sps Walnuts and Raisins 1/2 cup


Method:

Heat ghee add wheat rava and keep stirring till golden brown. Heat 3 cups of water in another pan. When water starts boiling add the broken wheat. Reduce flame and cook till wheat is almost done. Now add sugar and elachi powder and walnuts, raisins and cook till ghee separates. Let it cool. Add milk just before serving and heat for 5 minutes on low flame. Serve hot.


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Thepla

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Thepla's are the spiced chapati's made with wheat flour and some spices added to the flour. I made plain thepla's today, but u can even add chopped methi leaves or spinach to the flour. Methi Thepla's taste yummy than the plain spiced thepla's. Here goes the recipe....

We need:

Wheat flour 2cups Curd/yogurt 1cup Haldi 1/2 sp Coriander powder 1 sp Chilli powder 1 1/2 sp Oil 2sps Salt to taste


Method:


Mix all the ingredients together and knead into soft dough using very little water if required. Knead dough till smooth. Make 10 bolls out of it. Using rolling pin roll out each portion as chapatis. Cook each chapati/ thepla onboth sides on tava adding very little oil. Serve hot with any chutney or curry or u can eat them as it is.


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Khakhra Chaat

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We need:

Khakhra's 3 Chopped onion 1/2 cup Grated garlic 1sp Chopped tomato 1cup Sweet corn (boiled) 1/4 cup Green peas (boiled)1/4 cup Red chilli powder 1sp Sugar 1/2 sp Coriander powder 1/2 sp Salt to taste Cilantro chopped 1/4 cup Sev 1/4 cup Oil 3sps Chaat masala 1sp


Method:


Heat oil and add onions, grated garlic and saute till onions turn golden brown. Now add chopped tomato, sweet corn, peas, red chilli powder, coriander powder, salt and sugar. Saute for 3 minutes and switch off the flame and let it cool. Make the khakhra's to 2 inch pieces and place on a serving plate. I have used store bought Khakhra's here. Top the khakhra's with the tomato and veggi mixture and garnish with chaat masala, chopped cilantro and sev. Serve immediately.
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HAPPY DIWALI 2011

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Lasaniya Batata Curry

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Firstly a very Happy Diwali to everyone. Today's recipe is lasaniya batata curry. Means baby potato's cooked in gram flour and yogurt sauce. Very simple to cook and perfect to be served with poori and chapati. Here goes the recipe....
We need:


Baby potatos 10 Besan/ gram flour 1cup Haldi 1/4sp Red chilli powder 3/4sp Yogurt 1/2sp Garlic 10cloves Cumin seeds 1sp Coriander powder 2sps Cilantro chopped 1sp Oil 1/4 cup Garam masala 1/2sp


Method:


Peel the skin of baby potatos and cut them to half or leave them as they are. On medium heat fry potatos tilll they are 3/4 cooked Remove and keep aside. In the same oil add cumin and crushed garlic and fry till golden brown. Now mix besan and stir for 5 minutes. Also add coriander powder, garam masala, chilli powder and haldi. Switch off the stove and mix yogurt and 1 cup water. Now add fried potato's and cook on low flame untill potato's are completely cooked. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve hot with rice, roti or poori.
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Jalebi

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Today's recipe is my all time favorite garam garam ( hot hot) jalebi. Made it for the first time and they turned out super good and yummy. Here is the recipe




We need:


Maida or all purpose flour 2 cups Rice flour 1 1/2 cup Baking soda 1/4 sp Plain curd/ yogurt 2sps Warm water 1 1/4 cup Saffron 1/2 sp Sugar 3 cups Elachi / green cardamon powder 1/2 sp Water 2 2/3 cup Oil for deep frying


Method


Mix the maida and rice flour, baking powder, curd and 3/4th cup of the water in a bowl. Mix well with a whisk. Mix well and then add remaining water and 1/8th tsp. of saffron powder and mix well till smooth. Set aside for about 2 hours to ferment. Mix thoroughly before use. Prepare syrup by dissolving sugar in the water. Just before the syrup is ready add saffron and cardamom powder. Heat oil in a kadhai. Pour the batter in a steady stream into the kadhai to form coils. Make 4 or 5 at a time. Deep fry them until they are golden and crisp all over.. Remove from the kadhai and drain on kitchen paper and …

Magaj

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On the 2 nd day of BM #9 am here with yummy sweet called Magaj. Its noting but besan burfi. Very simple and delicious. Made this for the first time and it turned out very good.

We need:

Besan 2 cups Sugar 1cup Khoya/ ricotta cheese 1/2 cup Pistachios 10 Almond 10 Green cardamom powder 2sps Ghee 1cup


Method:


Mix besan with 1/2 of the ghee. Keep aside for 20 mits. Sift it through a sieve. In a kadhai warm rest of ghee and add flour and fry till golden brown stirring continously. Add Khoya or ricotta cheese set on low flame and mix well Make sugar syrup of 1/3 consistancy add this to fried flour and mix well. Now add almond and pista mix well. When its warm add sugar syrup mix well and pour the mixture on greased flat plate or tray. When warm cut them to a square or diamond shaped pieces and set aside to cool. That's it besan burfi or magaj are ready.

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Fafda

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Hello friends,
Today is the 1st day of Blogging Marathon# 9 and this time I chose Regional Special as my theme. And am here with the Gujarati cuisine......... Today I made a very popular snack called Fafda. Here is the recipe.......
We need:


Besan or chickpea flour 2cups Bicarbonate Soda 1/4sp Ajwain 1/4 sp Haldi 1/4 sp oil to deep fry Salt to taste


Method:


Mix besan, salt, soda, ajwain, 1sp oil together in a bowl. Add water and knead into soft dough. Take a small portion of dough and place it on a greased surface and with base of your palm flattern the dough and cut long strips out of it. Deep fry them over medium heat untill crisp and let them cool. Fafda is ready to serve with spicy chutney or fried green chillies.


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