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Gujiya

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Pastry( Outer cover)

250 gm Maida

50-60 gm Ghee

100 ml Water Approx

Filling

250 gm  Khoya

200 gm  Boora (fine powdered sugar)

2 tsp Cardamom powder Elaichi powder

25 Raisins finely chopped

25 Almonds coarsely chopped

50 gm Desiccated coconut

Method

Take maida, and spread ghee all over the maida.

With the help of your fingers and palms, rub in the ghee into maida, so as to have crumb consistency, and make sure each every bit of maida is completely coated with the fat.

At this stage, the perfect way to check if the quantity of ghee added is enough or no, is that this mixture should be able to hold when pressed in hand and form a ball.

Now add water in batches in two goes, and form a tight firm dough.

Now allow the dough to rest for at least 30 min- 45 min, covered with a damp cloth.

Meanwhile, work on the filling.

Take a pan and add, coarsely grated Khoya, cook in on a low, till the oil separates (2-3 min)

Add Sooji and khoya and add dessicated coconut.

Mix well allow to cool

Mix in the sugar and nuts, and the cardamom powder.

Now take out the dough and knead back for a minute into a smooth dough.

Take small portion at a time and roll out a thin circle.

Place the filling along the center,

Now apply a little water on the curved edge and fold it into a semicircle

Press the edges with forks on both sides.

Prepare some more Gujiyas and allow them to rest for 15-20 min.

Place the Gujiyas on a baking tray covered with foil, brush with oil and bake for 15-20 min each side till crisp @ 180 Degree C on a middle shelf of the oven.

Store in an airtight container.

Watch the recipe

 

 

Thandai

1 Cup water

1 Tbsp   Saunf

3 Heaped Tbsp Almonds (blanched and peeled)

2 Heaped Tbsp Pistachio

2 tbsp Khus Khus
1/4 Cup Melon Seeds

2 Tbsp Rose Petals/Gulukand

1/2 Tsp Black Pepper

3-4 Green Cardamom

1/2 Cup Sugar

3-6 Glasses of milk

Ice Cubes

Watch the video:

 

Method

Soak saunf in the water overnight

Soak rest of the ingredients in this water for 2-3 hours.

Grind to a fine paste with 1/2 cup sugar

Now take a glass full of ice cubes.

Add 1-2tbsp of the paste and a chilled milk

The paste can be stored in a clean jar for up to a week in the refrigerator.

 

 

Dahi pakori Chaat

1 Cup Urad Daal

! tsp ginger paste

2 pinch of hing (asafetida)

1 Cup Beaten curd

1/2 cup Imli Saunth

1/2 cup Mint Chutney

1/2 tsp chilli powder

1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder

1 tsp Black salt

1/4 Cup Boiled Chana

1/4 Cup Chopped Boiled Potato

1/4 cup grated cottage cheese (paneer)

Pomegranate seeds, coriander

Ginger julienne for garnish

Wash and soak Urad dal for 2 hours

Drain and Grind a thick paste

Add ginger paste and hing

Now heat oil and fry small balls of urad dal paste using wet fingers

Fry on medium heat till brown

Drain and soak in water and salt

Squeeze the pakori and soak it in curd

Plate it and top with saunth, green chutney, boiled chana, potaoes, paneer

Sprinkle black salt, Cumin powder, and chilli powder to taste

Garnish with ginger julienne, chopped coriander.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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