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Recipes for Karwa Chauth

RabdiRabdi

Ingredients
1/4 cup condensed milk
2 cups milk
2 bread slices
A few safforn strands
1/4 tsp elachi powder

Method
1. Discard crusts from bread slices.
2. Grind these slices in a processor and prepare fresh bread crumbs.
3. Boil milk in a pan.
4. Add bread crumbs, condensed milk and sugar altogether.
5. Simmer on a high flame, stir continuously for about 10 minutes.
6. Remove from the fire.
7. Add safforn and cardamon powder and mix well.
8. Keep it in a refrigerator for 2-3 hours.
9. Rabri is ready to serve.
Contributed by: Rizwan


Dum Aloo (Potato)Dum Aloo (Potato)

Ingredients
Potato : 250 gm
Garam masala : ½ tsp.
Tomato : 100 gm
Jeera : ¼ tsp.
Dhaniya powder : 1½ tsp.
Hing : 1 pinch
Red chilly powder and Haldi powder : ½ tsp. each
Oil for tadaka : 2 tbsp.
Salt : 1 tsp.
Coriander leaves : For flavour

Method: Peel the potatoes. Cut them into small cubes. Grate the tomato and keep aside. Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add jeera and hing together. Add tomato and cook till done. Add potatoes and fry for 2 minutes. Add dhaniya, red chilly, haldi, salt and garam masala. Add two glassfuls of water. Cover it with lid. After one whistle, simmer the gas for 5-7 minutes. Transfer it to a bowl. Sprinkle some coriander leaves. Serve hot with Bedmi Puri.




Aloo TikkiAloo Tikki

Ingredients
6 potatoes
1/4 tsp green chilli paste
1/4 tsp garam masala
Salt as per taste
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp ginger paste
Oil for frying

Method: Microwave potaoes for 7 mins. Peel and smash the potatoes. Mix in potatoes rest of the ingredients except oil and make small patties. Heat oil in a frying pan and deep fry till golden brown and serve hot with wafers.




Badam PuriBadam Puri

Ingredients:
All purpose flour or Maida 2 cups
Salt 1/2 tsp
Ghee 4 tbsps
Orange food color
Grated dry coconut(copra)
Chopped nuts
Oil for frying

For syrup (chashni / paka ):
Sugar 1 cup
Water 1 cup
Cardamom powder 1 tsp

Method: In a large bowl, combine flour, food color and salt. Add water and make a soft dough (like chapathi). Keep covered for 20 minutes. Now prepare sugar syrup or chashni. Add 1 cup of water to 1 cup of sugar. Bring it to boil. Keep boiling till you get a thread like consistency. Add cardamom powder and keep aside.

Make small lemon size balls out of the dough and keep them covered. Dust the working surface with little flour. Take a ball and roll into round shape. Smear ghee on the surface. Now fold it into half and again half. It should look like a triangle. Then press lightly with the rolling pin. Follow the same procedure for the remaining balls. Heat oil in a frying pan, dip prepared trianglular puris one by one. Deep fry in a medium flame till golden brown.

As soon as you take out from the oil, dip it in the sugar syrup. Let the syrup cover all side. Remove with the help of tongs and keep aside on the plate. Decorate with grated dry coconut (copra) and chopped nuts on top of each puri




Broken Wheat KheerBroken Wheat Kheer

Ingredients
Broken wheat 1 cup
Water 2 1/2 cup
Jaggery 1 cup
Cornflour 2 tsp
Cardamoms powder 2 tsp
Coconut milk, from one cup freshly grated coconut

Method:
Prepare broken wheat in dry grinder. Then cook broken wheat in pressure cooker, with water, till very soft. It normally takes about 8 minutes. Add jaggery to nearly boiling cooked wheat and let simmer for a minute more, uncovered, stirring all the time to avoid burning. Remove from heat. Mix coconut milk with cornflour and add to porridge on the low flame. Allow it to almost boil but do not keep boiling for any length of time. Add cardamom powder, and serve hot or cold.

Recipe by Jessica Shapurkar

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