Thursday, August 18, 2011

How to make a Khowa

Ready Khowa
Ingredients for 1 cup Khowa - 
  1. Milk - 3-4 Cups
Directions - 

  • Boil the milk in a wide Pan.
  • Keep on stirring the milk as it has tendency to get sticked in the pan.
  • After about 15-20 minutes, the milk is reduced, the water content in the milk is evaporated and left with fat.
  • Stir and keep the pan on flame, till all liquid part is evaporated and only thing left in the pan is a fat.
  • When this fat, starts turning brown, close the flame.
  • Your khowa is ready, can be used in any dessert as an ingredient.
Normally, in India Khowa is used to make a Dessert, which is offered to God. So, I didn't give the recipe which includes Milk Powder as some people think Milk Powder contains Salt. Now, I will tell u the recipe with milk Powder, which is much easy and less time taking.

Ingredients - 
  1. Milk - 1 1/2 Cup
  2. Milk Powder - 1 Cup
Directions - 
  • Mix the lukewarm Milk with milk powder in a bowl, so that all the lumps are dissolved.
  • Transfer this milk in a Pan and heat it, keep on stirring.
  • Soon all the water content will evaporate and will be left with fat.
  • Keep on frying till this fat turns brown.

Gujia ( Stuffed milk product, dry fruits in a wheat flour rolled)

Ingredients -
  1. Khowa - 1 Cup
  2. Almonds - 1/2 Cup ( sliced)
  3. Raisins- 1 Cup
  4. All Purpose flour - 2 Cups
  5. Sugar - 5-6 tsp
  6. Oil - 1 cup  ( for frying) + 1 cup ( heated and cooled)

Directions - 
Fried Khowa with sugar,almonds, raisins

  • In a dry Pan, add khowa and fry it, till it turns brown.
  • When brown close the flame, add sugar, almonds and raisins.

  • In a bowl take all purpose flour, add oil ( heated and cooled), mix it then add lukewarm water (as reqd.) to make a dough. Dough should be on such that it's not sticking on hand as well as not very hard.
All Purpose flour with Oil
Mixed All purpose flour w/Oil

Dough in equal parts

  • Divide the dough in equal small parts. Convert each part in small balls.

  • Roll each ball by making it a small round tortilla, add the khowa mixture and close the tortilla by making a half circle. 
Rolled ball
Khowa added in a roll

Pressed from all sides

  • Press from all sides, mould it from the sides, making no place for khowa to escape.

Twisted to lock from all sides

  • After all balls are filled, These small stuffed tortillas are called Gujia.

twisted gujias

Fried Gujias

  • Take Oil in a pan, heat it and add gujia in a oil and fry it till it turns brown.
  • Take it out in a Paper towel and let excess oil drained.
  • Ready dessert
  • Can be used for 10-12 days.

Rice flakes fried

Ingredients -
  1. Rice Flakes - 4 handful
  2. Olive oil - 1 tsp
  3. Salt to taste
Direction -
  • Put rice flakes in a dry pan, stir it, add Oil and then keep on stirring for another 15 minutes, so that rice flakes don't get burned from below.
  • In another 15 minutes, add salt and it will be done. It should be light brown in color and should be crispy in taste.
  • Garnish it with cut onions, tomatoes, green chilli.
  • Enjoy it with any curry or u can eat it without anything also.

Rice flakes w/ vegetables ( Alu-Poha)

  1. Cumin seeds - 1tsp
  2. Mustard seeds - 1tsp
  3. Green Chili- 1 ( sliced)
  4. Onion - 1/2 ( chopped)
  5. Carrot - 1 ( chopped)
  6. Green Bell Pepper - 1/2 ( chopped)
  7. Green Peas - 1 handful ( washed)
  8. Cauliflower - 5-6 Small flowers
  9. Potato - 1 small ( chopped)
  10. Tomato - 1 small ( chopped)
  11. Salt to taste
  12. Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
  13. Oil - 1 tbsp
  14. Peanuts - 1 handful
  15. Cilantro- 1/2 Bowl ( chopped)
  16. Rice flakes - 4 Bowls ( washed and all water drained)
Directions - 

  • Heat Oil in a empty pan, add cumin seeds, mustard seeds and green chilli.
  • Stir it till mustard seeds starts creckling.
  • Add onions, then all vegetables,stir it, reduce the flame to low and close the lid to get vegetables get cooked for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, open the lid, add salt, turmeric powder and tomatoes.
  • Mix it properly, again close the lid for another 10 minutes.
  • Vegetables are cooked by this time, add a handful of peanuts and make sure it's spread all over the vegetables.
  • In the end, increase the flame of burner, add rice flakes( poha), to the vegetables, mix it properly so that all vegetables are mixed up with the rice flakes. By this time, the rice flakes, will turn yellow in color.
  •  Garnish it with chopped cilantro and enjoy it with tomato sauce.

Tamarind Chutney

Tamarind Chutney

1. Tamarind - 4 sq. inch
2. Jaggery- 4 big blocks
3. Salt- 1/2 tsp
4. Cumin seeds - 1 Tsp
5. Turmeric - 1 tsp
6. Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
7. Water - 3 glasses
8. Oil- 2 tsp


  • Soak tamarind in 1 cup of water for 2 hours. 
  • Remove all the seeds and separate tamarind pulp from the seeds. 
  • Put oil in a dry pan, add cumin seeds to the heated oil. 
  • Add tamarind pulp with thrice amount of water. Stir it, let it get cooked on high flame. 
  • When a mixture starts boiling, add all jaggery pieces in the mixture. Keep on stirring, as this mixture has a tendency of sticking in the pan. 
  • Reduce the flame to medium and keep on stirring, until you see the content started becoming sticky. Remove the pan from the flame and let it cool down.
  • Transfer the content to the serving bowl. You can have this tamarind chutney with any chat, even  a spoon on Choley will taste delicious.

Bottle Guord/Squash curry ( Kaddu ka Kofta)

Directions -
  1. Bottle Squash ( Kaddu)- 1/2 Bottle squash ( peeled, washed and grated)
  2. Corn Starch - 2 tsp
  3. Salt to taste
  4. Turmeric Powder - 1+ 1 tsp 
  5. Red Chilli Powder - 1+ 1 tsp
  6. Coriander Powder ( Dhania) powder - 1 tsp
  7. Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
  8. Oil - 1cup ( for frying)
  9. Onion - 1/2 chopped
  10. Garlic - 3-4 cloves ( chopped)
  11. Ginger paste - 1/2 tsp
  12. Tomato paste - 1 tsp
Ingredients - 

  • Boil the grated bottle squash for 15 minutes.
  • Drain the water, let the squash cool down.
  • Add salt, turmeric powder and red chilli powder and mix it properly.
  • It will be very soft paste, if u r not able to handle this paste, then add 2-3 tbsp of all Purpose floor to remove the softness, and it will become a soft dough.
  • Now, divide the dough in equal parts and fry them in a pan.
  • Keep the fried balls on a paper towel to take out the extra oil from the balls.
  • Take another pan, and add a spoon of oil.
  • Add Cut Garlic and fry them till it turns brown.
  • Now, add cut onions, tomatoes and fry them.
  • When onion starts getting transparent, add salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder with a cup of water.
  • Keep on stirring, if the water is not sufficient, add 1 more cup of water, cover the lid, reduce the flame and let it get cooked for another 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, you will notice the onion is dissolving in the gravy, add all the fried balls with a cup of water.
  • Mix it properly, let it boil for another 5 minutes.
  • Your curry is ready to serve, garnish it with chopped cilantro.

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