Thekua

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 20 minutes

Servings 10

Ingredients:

Jaggery ¾ cup or 150 gm

Ghee 2 tbsp

Whole Wheat Flour 2 cup or 300 gm

Cardamom Powder ½ ts

Fennel Seeds ½ ts

Dry Coconut shredded ½ cup or 50 gm

Oil to deep fry

Clove buds for garnishing

 

Method:

Take Jaggery, Ghee and ½ cup of water in a pan and put it on medium flame and remove from flame when Jaggery is dissolved.

 

Take Whole Wheat Flour in a bowl. Add Cardamom Powder and Fennel Seeds. Mix well. Knead stiff dough adding prepared Jaggery water gradually as needed.

 

Take a small lump of prepared dough, make a ball of it and tap and pamper with palms to shape it small thick round.

 

Put little shred of Dry Coconut in the middle of it and wrap it and make a ball. Press it lightly between two palms to flatten it.

 

Put it in Thekua mould and press to shape it.

 

Repeat to prepare number of Thekua from prepared dough.

 

Just press lightly one Clove bud on each Thekua for garnishing.

 

Heat Oil for deep frying on low flame. Deep fry all Thekua on low flame to dark brownish to make them crunchy. Flip them while deep frying to get them fried well both sides.

 

Serve hot or leave them to cool down and store to serve anytime later.

 

Enjoy Bihari Cookies…Thekua…

Apple Cup Cake

Preparation time 5 min.

Cooking time 10 min.

Yield 12 cupcakes

 

Ingredients:

Apple 1

Sugar ½ cup

Fresh Butter ½ cup

Wheat Flour 1 cup

Baking Powder 1 ts

Baking Soda ¼ ts

Milk ½ cup

Walnut chopped 1 tbsp

Dried Black Currant 1 tbsp

Walnut pieces for garnishing

 

Method:

Peel an Apple and grate.

 

Take grated Apple and Sugar in a pan and cook on low flame just to melt Sugar. Leave it to cool off.

 

Just melt Fresh Butter and add in Apple-Sugar mixture.

 

Take Wheat Flour, Baking Powder and Baking Soda altogether and sieve. Then, add to Apple mixture and mix well.

 

Add Milk, chopped Walnut and Dried Black Currant and mix well. Cupcake batter is ready.

 

Arrange Cupcake liner on a microwave safe tray. Fill in all Cupcake liner with prepared Cupcake batter to half leaving space in liners to puff up.

 

Garnish each Cupcake with pieces of Walnut.

 

Microwave for 3 minutes at high power.

 

Leave them inside the Microwave to rest for 30 seconds, just half a minute. Then remove out of Microwave.

 

Serve Fresh.

 

What a Healthy Cupcake with Apple Flavour to get out of Boredom.

 

NOTE : IF YOU ARE USING OTG INSTEAD OF MICROWAVE, BAKE FOR 25 MINUTES..

Aalu ki Fulori

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 20 minutes

For 2 Persons

Ingredients:

For Tomato Chutney:

Tomato whole 1

Garlic buds 5-6

Green Chilli chopped 2-3

Fresh Coriander Leaves 2 tbsp

Cumin Powder 1 ts

Jaggery 1 ts

Salt to taste

Mustard Oil 1 ts

Panch Phoran 1 ts

(Fenugreek Seeds, Fennel Seeds, Black Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds and Nigella Seeds)

 

For Alu ki Fulori:

Potato boiled and peeled 2

Green Chilli finely chopped 1

Onion finely chopped 1

Fresh Coriander Leaves 1 tbsp

Gram Flour ½ cup

Red Chilli Powder 1 ts

Mango Powder ½ ts

Cumin Powder ½ ts

Chat Masala ½ ts

Salt to taste

Oil to deep fry

 

Method:

For Tomato Chutney:

Roast or Grill a whole Tomato on low flame. Rotate while roasting or grilling to get it roasted or grilled all sides. When Tomato skin becomes blackish, leave it to cool down. Then, remove the skin of Tomato.

 

Take skinned Tomato in a beating bowl.  Add Garlic buds, chopped Green Chilli, Fresh Coriander Leaves, Cumin Powder, Jaggery and Salt. Beat this very well coarse paste. Take it in a bowl.

 

Heat Mustard Oil in a pan. Add Panch Phoran. When crackled, add this in beaten Tomato mixture and mix very well.

 

Keep it a side to serve later with Fulori.

 

For Alu ki Fulori:

Crush boiled and peeled Potato. Please don’t mash, just crush.

 

In crushed Potato, add finely chopped Green Chilli, finely chopped Onion, Fresh Coriander Leaves, Gram Flour, Red Chilli Powder, Mango Powder, Cumin Powder, Chat Masala and Salt. Mix very well. It will become like a loaf.

 

Heat Oil to deep fry on medium flame.

 

Put number of small sized lumps in heated Oil and deep fry to little dark brownish. Flip occasionally to fry all sides well.

 

Serve Fresh and Hot with prepared Tomato Chutney.

 

Enjoy Very Popular Street Food of BIHAR…The Leading State of India in Northen…

Aalu Poha Chana Chevdo – Nagpuri Tarri

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 30 minutes

For 2 Persons

Ingredients:

Oil 2 tbsp

Cinnamon Leaves 1

Dry Red Chilli 2

Carom Seeds ½ ts

Mustard Seeds ½ ts

Asafoetida Powder Pinch

Brown Chickpeas boiled 1 cup

Salt to taste

Red Chilli Powder 1 ts

Turmeric Powder ½ ts

Coriander-Cumin Powder 1 ts

Tamarind Water 1 tbsp

Fresh Coriander Leaves 1 tbsp

 

Alu-Poha (Potato-Flattened Rice) for serving

Poha Chevdo for serving

 

Varhadi Masala 1 ts

 

(Varhadi Masala : Star Anise 10 gm, Dry Red Chilli 125 gm, Dry Coriander Granules 250 gm, Cinnamon Leaves 125 gm, Black Pepper Granules 50 gm, Cumin Seeds 50 gm, Caraway Seeds 10 gm, Clove Buds 10 gm, Cinnamon 10 gm, Black Stone Flowers (Dagad Phool / Kalpasi / Chabila) 50 gm, Fenugreek 25 gm, Poppy Seeds 25 gm, Large Cardamom 50 gm, Mace Blades 10 gm. Dried and ground powder of all these listed spices)

 

Method:

Heat Oil in a pan. Add Cinnamon Leaves, Dry Red Chilli, Carom Seeds, Mustard Seeds and Asafoetida Powder. When spluttered, add boiled Brown Chickpeas and mix well. Add Salt, Red Chilli Powder, Turmeric Powder and Coriander-Cumin Powder and Varhadi Masala. Mix well. Add Tamarind Water and mix well. Continue cooking on medium flame for 5-7 minutes. Stir occasionally. Add Fresh Coriander Leaves and mix well. Remove the pan from the flame.

 

Take Alu-Poha on a serving plate. Spread prepared Chickpeas mixture. Sprinkle Poha Chevdo.

 

Serve immediately for fresh taste.

 

 

Morning or Afternoon…

 

Snacking with Nagpuri Tarri Poha…

Koshary – An Egyptian Dish

Preparation time 15 minutes

Cooking time 30 minutes

For 4 Persons

Ingredients:

For Rice:

Rice ½ cup

Split Red Lentils ¼ cup

Salt to taste

Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste

Butter 1 tbsp

For Macaroni:

Macaroni boiled 1 cup

Butter 2 tbsp

Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste

Salt to taste

For Sauce:

Oil 1 tbsp

Garlic buds finely chopped 1 ts

Tomato Puree 1 cup

Vinegar 1 ts

Salt to taste

Sugar ½ ts

Red Chilli Powder 1 ts

For Chickpeas:

Chickpeas boiled ! cup

Cinnamon Powder Pinch

Nutmeg Powder Pinch

Red Chilli Powder 1 ts

Black Salt Powder ½ ts

Lemon Juice 1 ts

 

Fried Onion Rings and Cheese grate for garnishing.

 

Method:

For Rice:

Soak Rice and Split Red Lentils for approx 1 hour, then, boil.

 

Heat Butter in a pan. Add Freshly Ground Black Pepper, boiled Rice and Split Red Lentils and Salt. Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes while tossing.

 

For Macaroni:

Heat Butter in a pan. Add boiled Macaroni, Freshly Ground Black Pepper and Salt. Mix well while tossing.

 

For Sauce:

Heat Oil in a pan. Add finely chopped Garlic. When sautéed, add Tomato Puree, Vinegar, Salt, Sugar and Red Chilli Powder. Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes on medium flame.

 

For Chickpeas:

Take boiled Chickpeas in a mixing bowl. Add Cinnamon Powder, Nutmeg Powder, Red Chilli Powder and Black Salt Powder. Mix well. Add Lemon Juice and mix well.

 

For Assembling:

Take prepared Rice Mixture in a serving plate.

 

Top it with boiled Macaroni.

 

Spread prepared Sauce over it.

 

Top it with prepared Chickpeas mixture.

 

Garnish with fried Onion Rings and sprinkle of Cheese grate.

 

Serve immediately after assembling to enjoy freshness of the dish.

 

Enjoy Tummy Filler KOSHARY…A Starchy Dish from Egypt

Tava Schezwan Rice – Pan Rice Schezwan

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 20 minutes

For 2 Persons

 

Ingredients:

Oil 2 tbsp

Garlic chopped 1 tbsp

Ginger grated 1 tbsp

Onion chopped 1

Capsicum chopped 1

Carrot chopped 1

Cabbage chopped  ½ cup

Cauliflower chopped ½ cup

Salt to taste

Monosodium Glutamate-MSG Pinch

(Aji-No-Moto)

Schezwan Masala  2 tbsp

Rice boiled or steamed 1 cup

Onion Rings and Capsicum Rings for garnishing

Method:

Heat oil on a flat pan. Add Garlic, Ginger and Onion. When partially fried, add Capsicum, Carrot, Cabbage and Cauliflower. Mix well while cooling on high flame. No water please. When partially cooked, Add Salt, MSG and Schezwan Masala. Mix well. Add boiled or steamed Rice. Toss to mix well while cooking on high flame for 3-4 minutes.

 

Garnish with Onion Rings and Capsicum Rings.

 

Serve with Schezwan Soup.

 

Enjoy Irresistible Rice in Chinese Flavour.

Cheesy Makhaniya

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Baking time: 20 minutes

Servings: 10

Ingredients:

Butter 50 gm

Refined White Wheat Flour 100 gm

Cumin Seeds 1 ts

Black Pepper Powder ¼ ts

Baking Powder Pinch

Cheese cubes 8-10

Salt to taste

 

Method:

In a bowl, take Butter, Cumin Seeds, Black Pepper Powder, Baking Powder and Salt. Mix very well. Keep adding little Refined White Wheat Flour gradually, knead semi stiff dough.

 

Take little dough, make a ball. Press and pamper to expand it. Put one cube of Cheese in the middle of it. Wrap the Cheese cube and give ball shape. Prepare number of balls of dough.

 

Put all balls in refrigerator to set.

 

Pre-heat a paniyaram pan. Put all balls on pre-heated pan. Cover the pan with a lid. After 10 minutes, open the lid and turn over the balls. Cover the pan with a lid again. Check after 8-10 minutes. When balls get brownish, remove the pan from the flame and remove balls in a plate.

 

Alternatively, bake for 20 minutes @180º in pre-heated oven.

 

Serve with Tea or Coffee.

 

Enjoy…Softy…Smoothie…Cheesy…Buttery…Yummy…

Cucumber Bite

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 3 minutes

Servings: 9

 

Ingredients:

Cucumber 3

Cheese Cube 1

Fresh Coriander Leaves 1 tbsp

Olives chopped rings of 1-2 olives

For Stuffing:

Oil 1 ts

Garlic chopped 1 ts

Onion chopped 1

Ginger chopped ½ ts

Green Chilli chopped 1

Baked Beans ½ cup

Tomato Ketchup 1 tbsp

Chilli Flakes ½ ts

Oregano ½ ts

Salt to taste

 

Method:

For Stuffing:

Heat Oil in a pan. Add chopped Garlic, Onion, Ginger and Green Chilli. When fried, add Baked Beans, Tomato Ketchup, Chilli Flakes, Oregano and Salt. Mix well. Cook on medium flame for 4-5 minutes.

 

Assembling:

Cut Cucumber in approx 1 inch thick round pieces. Using a knife, remove little part from the middle of each piece. Take care of not making the whole through.

 

Fill in prepared stuffing. Sprinkle little Cheese shred on it. Put 1 or 2 Olive ring. Sprinkle Fresh Coriander Leave.

 

Arrange all pieces on a serving plate.

 

Serve Fresh to have its best taste.

 

Express Your Love…Feed Your Loved One with Bite…Cucumber Bite…

Fruit Ball in Custard Sauce

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Servings: 5

Ingredients:

Milk 500 ml

Sugar ¼ cup

Custard Powder 2 tbsp

Tinned Pineapple ¼ cup

Bread Slices 5

Apple 1

Naseberry (Chikoo) 1

Banana ripe 1

Mango ripe 1

Pomegranate granules 2 tbsp

Rose Syrup for garnishing

 

Method:

Take 300 ml Milk in a bowl. Add Sugar and boil it.

 

Take ½ cup Milk and mix Custard Powder in it very well. Please don’t leave any lump. Then, add this in boiled Milk and boil it again for 4-5 minutes on medium flame while stirring occasionally to prevent boil over.

 

Leave it to cool down to room temperature.

 

Add Tinned Pineapple and refrigerate it for 45-60 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare other stuff.

 

Fine chop all fruits.

 

Cut to remove hard borders of all Bread Slices. Dip Bread Slices in Milk and squeeze to remove access Milk from Bread Slices.

 

Put some finely chopped Fruits in the middles of a Bread Slice and fold it to ball shape. Repeat to make balls from all Bread Slices.

 

Arrange prepared balls on serving plates. Pour refrigerated Custard Sauce over balls on plates.

 

Serve Cold.

 

You always DRINK Mocktail (Fruit Cocktail)…

 

Here is Fruit-tail to EAT

 

with Custard Sauce to LICK

Baked Wada Pav

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Servings: 6

Ingredients:

For Stuffing:

Oil 1 ts

Mustard Seeds ½ ts

Cumin Seeds ½ ts

Skinned and Split Black Gram 1 tbsp

Ginger-Garlic-Green Chilli 1 tbsp

(chopped)

Curry Leaves 4-5

Turmeric Powder ½ ts

Potato boiled and chopped 2

Fresh Coriander Leaves 1 tbsp

Dry Garlic Chutney 1 tbsp

For Pav (Buns):

Milk 150 ml

Sugar 2 ts

Dry Yeast 1 ts

Refined White Wheat Flour 200 gm

(maida)

Milk Powder 2 tbsp

Salt to taste

Butter 3 tbsp

 

Oil for greasing

 

Milk and Butter for polishing

 

Green Chutney for serving

 

Method:

For Stuffing:

Heat Oil in a pan. Add Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds, Skinned and Split Black Gram, chopped Ginger-Garlic-Green Chilli and Curry Leaves. When sautéed, add Turmeric Powder, boiled Potato, Fresh Coriander Leaves. Mash boiled Potato while mixing well on low flame. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Remove the pan from flame.

 

Prepare number of small balls of prepared stuffing.

 

Coat prepared balls with Dry Garlic Chutney. Keep a side.

For Pav (Buns):

Lukewarm Milk. Add Sugar and Dry Yeast. Mix well. Cover the pan with a lid. Leave it for approx 5 minutes.

Take Refined White Wheat Flour in a bowl. Add Milk Powder and Salt. Mix well. Knead soft dough adding Milk and Yeast mixture. Add Butter and mix well. Rub the dough repeatedly for 5-7 minutes. Leave it to rest for 90 to 120 minutes.

 

Then, take the dough on a rolling board or any hard surface. Punch it for 3-4 minutes.

 

Make number of medium size lumps of dough. One by one, take lump, squeeze and press lightly and tap with a palm to shape it thick round. Put 1 ball of stuffing in the middle of it and wrap it shaping it a ball.

 

Repeat to make number of balls.

 

Grease baking dish with Oil. Put all prepared stuffed balls on a greased baking dish. Leave it for approx 30 minutes. (out of oven).

 

Then, brush Milk on all balls in a baking dish.

 

Pre-heat oven. Bake for 20 minutes at 200°.

 

Brush Butter on all balls after baking.

 

Arrange bakes balls on a serving plate.

 

Serve hot with Green Chutney.

 

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                                                Here is Wada Pav…Sophisticated…Baked Wada Pav…!!!

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