Homemade food recipes

Homemade food recipes
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Puran Poli/ Obbattu


For Stuffing:

1 and half Cup Chana Dal/yellow split peas
3/4 Cup powdered Jaggery/Gur
1 Tbsp Oil/Ghee
1 tbsp Cardamom powder
4 Cups water

For Dough:

1 Cup Wheat Flour
1/2 Cup Maida/ All Purpose flour
Pinch of turmeric powder(optional)
Pinch of Salt
Water as required
Oil or Ghee as required for frying

Preparation Method:

1. Wash and rinse the Chana dal in water and soak it for about 30 minutes to 1 hour.

2. Once done drain the water and pressure cooker the chana dal for 4-5 whistles.

3. Strain the Dal and mash it into a smooth paste in a blender.

4. Heat ghee/oil in a pan and add the channa dal paste to it. To it add jaggery and cardamom powder and give it a good mix.

5. Now you need to cook this mixture in a low -medium heat till the mixture becomes dry.  Keep stirring the mixture every 2-3 minutes.

6. Once the mixture is dry and thick, you can turn off the heat and let it cool.

7. Meanwhile knead the puran poli dough by mixing wheat flour, all purpose flour, Salt , Ghee, turmeric powder and water as required.  The dough should be soft. Now keep it aside for 10-15 minutes covered.

8. After 15 minutes divide the dough into equal size ball and start rolling them into medium size poori. Now take equal amount of channa dal filling(Puran) and stuff into the poori.  Seal them well and roll into a size of a stuffed paratha.

9. On a heated Tawa/ Griddle put some ghee/Oil and Cook the puran poli both the sides until golden brown in color. You could cook it without Oil/Ghee as well and enjoy.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Shahi Dessert Shahi Tukda


6 Bread slices (White or brown any)
1 cup milk
200 grams Nestle Sweet Condense milk
1 cup roasted almonds
2 tbsp Ghee/butter

Preparation Method:

1. Take the stack of bread slices and cut their edges.  After which you can cut them in desired shapes for your dessert.  Now heat a non stick pan or a skillet and put some ghee or butter to it.  Toast them till they are golden brown and crisp.

2. Now take another pan and boil milk on medium heat.  To it add the Nestle  sweet condense milk and mix well. The condense milk will melt with the milk and become liquid.  Keep mixing and cooking it until it becomes thick but runny.

3. Its time to assemble your dessert now.  Pour your mixture first and top it with your crunchy toasts.  Now add another layer of the mixture and garnish with roasted almonds.  You may sprinkle some crushed nuts as well and serve.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Quick Kachori ke Dal


1 Pack of Haldiram Gol Kachauri
1 cup Toor Dal
1 cup Moong Dal
1 medium size tomato
1 chopped onion
1 bite size piece of Jaggery
1 tsp Tamarind pulp
Salt to taste
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp Coriander powder
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
chopped coriander
2 green chilies(Optional)
2-3 tbsp Oil/Ghee
Water as required

Preparation Method:

1. Take a pressure cooker and add washed lentils, chopped tomato, salt, coriander powder, chili powder and turmeric powder and cook until good 1-2 whistles. In the mean time soak your kachoris in hot water to make then soft and keep it aside.

2. Now for tempering, heat oil in a pan and add some ghee or oil. To it add cumin seeds and once they splutter add chopped onions and cook until they are golden brown. Add the pressure cooked dal to the tempering and mix well. Add jaggery, tamarind pulp and a cup of water and mix it well. Cook for another 3-4 mins and dip in your kachoris to it. Cover the lid and cook for another 5 minutes in low heat.

3. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and ghee. Serve hot with steamed Rice or paratha and enjoy.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Healthy Weet-Bix Cookies


6 Weet-Bix crushed
1 cup sugar( as preferred)
1 cup plain flour
2 tbsp Milk
1 tsp baking powder
125 g Butter/Margarine
Almonds and pumpkin seeds to garnish

Preparation Method:

1. Preheat the oven at 150 Fan forced.
2. Sift the flour and baking powder in a bowl and add butter and sugar and mix it well with electric beater.
3. Now add crushed Weet-Bix.  To it add milk and beat again.
4. Give it a desired shape (I have rolled into flat balls) and garnish with almonds and pumpkin seeds on top.
5. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. and store in a air tight container after cooling.

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