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Shakarpara (Sweet Wheat flour cubes)

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Ingredients-
All Purpose flour (Maida) - 2 Big Cups Oil - 1/4 cup + 1 cupSugar - 1/3 cupWater as required
Directions - 



In a bowl, mix All Purpose Flour with 1/4 cup of Oil.Mix it and add little amount of water to make a tight dough of flour.






Knead the Dough for another 15 minutes to make it softer. Add small amount of Water as required.Divide the dough in equal 6 big balls.


Roll 1 ball in a thick tortilla.Cut the tortilla in a diamond shape.





Fry all the diamond shaped tortillas or cubes, on medium flame.Take the fried cubes out of the pan in a Paper towel, to drain excess oil from the cubes.Add 2 cups of water and sugar in another pan.Keep boiling it until it becomes thick.Transfer the fried cubes in a boiling sugar syrup.Keep stirring thoroughly on high flame, as it will start sticking on the base.Continuously stirring will evenly spread sugar syrup it over all tortillas.When Tortillas starts getting dried, transfer the cubes in another bowl and let it cool down.Enjoy it whenever you want…

Black Chick pea Stew (Kala Chana curry)

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Ingredients for 4 people-
Black Chick Peas - 3 HandfulOnion - 1/3rd (big- sliced)Garlic - 4 clovesTomato Paste- 1 tbspSalt to tasteTurmeric Powder - 1tspCoriander Powder-  1 tspRed Chilli Powder - 1/2 tspCumin Powder - 1tspAamchur Powder - 1tspCilantro - 1/2 cup Oil - 1/2tsp
Directions - 




Soak Black ChickPea for over night.Boil it until tender.Grind onion, garlic with tomato paste and 1/2 cup of waterIn heated pan, transfer the onion-garlic-tomato paste.Add salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and Aamchur powder.Mix it properly and keep frying for another 10 minutes on high flame, until the paste turns brown in color.Now, add a glass of water in the paste.Simultaneously, add  boiled Chickpea.Cover the pan and let it boil for another 10 minutes.When water is dried up and all the gravy is stick to the Chickpea, Transfer the stew in a serving bowl.Garnish it with chopped Cilantro.Serve it hot with Roti/ Tortilla, Parnatha or fried Rice flakes.

Boiled Potato Stew (Masala Alu)

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Ingredients-
Boiled Potato - 1 (boiled)Onion - 1/2 (chopped)Garlic - 2 cloves (chopped)Green Chilli- 2(chopped) Mustard Seeds - 1 tspCumin seeds - 1tspTurmeric Powder - 1tsp Black Pepper powder - 1tsp Cilantro - 1/2 cupCooking Oil - 1tsp



Directions - 
Cut the boiled Potato in big pieces.In a heated Pan, add cumin seeds and mustard seeds.When Mustard seeds crackle, add Garlic, Onion and Turmeric Powder and fry it for 2 minutes.Now, add boiled potatoes, fry it on high flame for 5 minutes.Lower the flame and again cook it for another 10 minutes and do not cover the pan. Add salt and black pepper powder.Sprinkle some water from the top, and cover the pan for 5 minutes.Your stew is ready.Transfer the stew in a serving bowl.Sprinkle some chopped Cilantro.Enjoy it with Roti/Tortilla.

Bell-Pepper and Potato Stew (Shimla-Mirch alu curry)

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Ingredients-

Bell Pepper - 1 (Cut in small pieces)Potato- 1 (Medium-Cut in small pieces)Onion - 1/2 (sliced)Tomato - 1 (Small-chopped)Salt to tasteTurmeric Powder - 1/2 tspCoriander powder - 1 tspRed Chilli Powder - 1/2 tspOlive Oil - 1tsp Directions-
Add Oil in a heated pan, immediately add Bell Pepper and Potato in the oil.Fry for 2-3 minutes.Add sliced Onion and Tomato w/salt, turmeric powder, Coriander Powder and Red Chilli powder.Fry it for 5 minutes.Add a glass of water and let it get cooked for another 15 minutes, on medium flame.When cooked, transfer it in a serving bowl.Enjoy it with a Tortilla/Roti.

Mashed Potato curry with bread(Pav-Bhaji)

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Ingredients-
Mashed - Boiled Potato- 1Onion - 1/2 (chopped)Garlic cloves - 4 (chopped)Green Chilli - 2 (slited) Tomato- 1 (big)Salt to tasteBlack Mustard Seeds - 1 tspCumin Seeds - 1tspTurmeric Powder - 1 tspCoriander Powder - 1 tspAamchur masala- 2tsp Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 tspLemon - 1/2Cilantro - 1/2 cup ( to garnish)Pao - 8 piecesOilve Oil - 1 tsp
Directions - 
In a dry pan, add oil and before getting overheated, add mustard seeds and green chilli. Let mustard seeds crackle, then add chopped garlic and onion.Fry it for 5 minutes, till onion starts getting transparent.Add salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder and aamchur masala/ chat masala. Add 1/2 cup of water and mix it properly. Fry it for another 5 minutes.Add chopped tomato, mix it, cover it and on medium flame let it get cooked for another 5 minutes.Now add a cup of water and on high flame, let it boil.When mixture is boiled, add mashed Potato, mix it and let it get cooked for another 10 minutes on medium…

Laung-Lata

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Ingredients-
Khowa (Milk Fat) - 2 cupAlmonds- 12-15 pieces (cut in small pieces)Raisins - 1 handulSugar- 5-6 spoons + 1 tsp + 2 big cupAll Purpose flour (Maida) - 3 cupsWater as requiredCooking Oil - 1 bowl + 1/2 BowlClove (laung) - 1/2 cup + 1 tsp (grinded) Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp Directions - 



Fry Khowa in an empty pan. Mix almonds and raisins with 6 tsp of sugar. Add grinded clove in the mixture.







In a dish, mix all purpose flour with 1 tsp of sugar and 1/2 bowl of cooking oil.Mix water as required and make a smooth and soft dough.








Take a small dough in palm, turn it into a smooth ball, press it, roll it, fill khowa mixture in the center.Fold it from all 4 sides. Lock it with clove.




Heat leftover oil in a pan.Fry the blocks until brown.





In another bowl, heat 1 cup of water with 1 cup of sugar.When sugar is dissolved and comes to 2 thread consistency, close the flame.When lukewarm, dip the blocks in sugar syrup and take it out and keep it in a dry plate.Garnish it with cut almonds.