Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Singhada ka Halwa ( waterchestnuts flour)

Ingredients - 
  1. Singhada ka Atta (flour of a fruit called water chest nuts) - 1 cup
  2. Sugar - 2 tbsp
  3. Ghee/ Unsalted butter - 3-4 tbsp
  4. Almonds - 8-10 ( crushed)
  5. Raisins -1 handful
  6. Milk - 1 cup
Directions - 
  • Take Ghee in an empty pan, heat it, add singhada flour in it, fry it, till it turns brown in colour.
  • Add sugar, mix it properly.
  • Add milk and water of same proportion in a pan.
  • Keep on stirring, until all water and milk is evaporated leaving behind brown stuff in pan.
  • Transfer it in a bowl. Garnish it with almonds and raising.
  • Serve it hot.

Wheat flour balls with sattu ( Sattu ka litti)

Ingredients - 
  1. Wheat flour - 3 cups
  2. Salt to taste
  3. Oil- 1/2 bowl (to put in a cup)
  4. Sattu - 1/2 bowl
  5. Mangrela - Ajwain - 1tsp
  6. Onion - 1/4 (chopped)
  7. Garlic - 2-3 Cloves (chopped)
  8. Green chilli - 2 (chopped)
  9. Lemon Juice - 2 tsp
  10. Water as required
Directions - 
  • In an open bowl, Add wheat flour with salt and oil, mix it properly, add water and slowly by mixing it make it a dough.
  • Divide the dough in small balls, by pressing it with both palms, make it round.
  • In another bowl take sattu, mix it with salt, mangrela ajwain, chopped onions, garlic and lemon juice.
  • Press by thumb and make a whole in the center of the round balls, fill about 1/2 spoon of sattu in it.
  • Again by pressing it by thumb, close it and softly turn it in balls.
  • Put these balls in a baking dish and bake it at 450 degrees for 20 minutes. Keep on checking it after 5 minutes, and turn it over.
  • Enjoy it with butter and Baigain Bharta.

Whole Red Lentils Stew

Ingredients for 2 people -
Whole Red lentils stew
  1. Whole red lentils - 2 Handful
  2. Salt to taste
  3. Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
  4. Coriander Powder - 1/2 tsp
  5. Onion ( big)- 1/4 (chopped)
  6. Garlic - 2-3 cloves
  7. Tomato - 1 (chopped)
  8. Green Chilli - 1(chopped)
Directions - 
Boiling Lentil
Frying chopped garlic,onion, tomato
  • Soak red lentils for 2 hours.
  • Boil it covered for 15-20 minutes with salt and turmeric powder, if possible do it in pressure cooker.
  • In another Pan, heat the empty pan with 1 spoon of Olive Oil and reduce the flame.
  • Add chopped Garlic, onion and tomato and fry it for 5-7 minutes, until tomato turns soft in look.
  • Add the boiled red lentils in the pan, increase the flame and boil it.
  • Cover the lid and boil it for 15-20 minutes on high flame.
  • Garnish it with chopped cilantro.
  • Serve it hot, enjoy it with rice, tortilla/roti.

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