Friday, February 10, 2017

Karah Prasad/ Wheat Flour Halwa



Karah Prasad/ Wheat Flour Halwa

Karah Prasad is served in Gurudwara as prasad for devotees. It is made with whole wheat flour/atta, ghee and sugar. It has a sweet smell and is so yummy. Try this rich and tasty halwa, you will surely love it.

Ingredients
Whole wheat flour/atta- 3/4 cup
Sugar- 1 cup
Ghee- 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder- 1/2 tsp
Water- 2 1/2 cup
Any toasted nuts of your choice


 In a sauce pan bring water and sugar to a boil. Reduce the flame and allow it to simmer.
Heat ghee in a heavy bottom pan and add the wheat flour. Keep stirring and make sure there is no lumps. Cook in low flame for 3-4 minutes or till the raw flavor disappears and flour changes color to light brown. Carefully add the dissolved sugar and water as it has a tendency to splutter. Mix continuously to avoid lumps. Add cardamom powder and toasted nuts.It will thicken quickly and leave the edges of the pan. Stir till ghee separates and it turns glossy.Switch off the flame and allow to cool before serving.

Try this,
Hope you will all enjoy!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Shami Kebab



Shami Kebab

Shami kebab can be served as an appetizer or as a snack. It dates back to the Mughal era and was considered to be part of the royal menu.  It is delightful with a soft melt in mouth texture and is equally tasty. It is made with minced mutton and split chick peas. These patties are pan fried and served with mint chutney.

Ingredients
Mutton- 1 lb
Chana dal- 1/2 cup
Ginger garlic paste- 1 1/2 tsp
Green chilly paste- 1 1/2 tsp
Onion- 1 small
Mint leaves chopped- 2 tbs
Coriander leaves - 1 hand full
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder- 1 tbs
Cumin powder- 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
Meat masala- 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice- 1/2

Whole spices- Black cardomom-2,green cardamom- 4,Clove- 3
Cinnamon stick- 2 pieces, Bay leaves- 2 ( Make a potli /pouch using a muslin cloth)
Oil for frying
Salt to taste


Cook chana dal till soft and drain off the excess water.
Pressure cook  meat along with the ginger garlic paste, green chilly paste,salt and 1/2 cup water. Make sure the meat is soft and all the water evaporates.
When it cools down remove the spice pouch. Add the cooked meat, cooked chana dal, chopped onions, mint leaves coriander leaves,spice powders and juice of half lemon into a food processor. Grind the meat till it is smooth with no visible meat chunks. Divide the mixture into small lemon sized ball and flatten into patties. Let it chill in the refrigerator for two hours. Heat three to four tsp oil in a frying pan. Shallow fry till both sides are golden brown.
Serve warm with mint coriander chutney.

Try this,
Hope you will all enjoy!

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