Thursday, August 25, 2005

Besan ladoo, Basan ladoos sweet: Indian sweets

Ingredients for Besan Ladoo: Indian sweets

Basan: 3/4 cup
Ghee: 1/3 cup
Sugar: 1/3 cup
Cardamom: 1/2 tsp (in a powdered form)
Sooji: 2 tbs
Saffron food color: 2-3 drops
Cashew nut: 2 tsp

Method of preparation for Besan Ladoo: Indian sweets

Besan ladoos are very popular in the time of festival and is an inexpensive gift item. Pour ghee in a pan and fry cashew nuts. Once it is light brown, add sooji and gram flour and heat it further on low flame till whole thing becomes brown. Add cardamom now and mix it well. Keep it aside for cooling. Mix sugar and color. Once mixture of gram flour cools down add sugar mixture and mix it well. Make small balls out of the whole thing and put it in an airtight container.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Dal Thepla (Famous food for virani family)

Ingredients for Dal Thepla:

Tuvar dal: 2 cups
Wheat flour: 1.5 cups
Chili: 4 (green)
Ginger: 1 piece (1 inch)
Coriander leaves: 3 tbs (finely chopped)
Dhania: 1tsp
Turmeric powder: 1 tsp
Jeera: 1 tsp
Salt to taste

Method of preparation for Dal Thepla:

Soak Tuvar dal in water one hour before you start cooking. Pour the dal in a pan and boil it with water till it becomes soft. Cool it down. Drain the water completely. Mix all the ingredients with the dal and grind it to a smooth paste. Now add flour to the dal paste and knead it to smooth dough. Make small balls out of the dough and roll it into chapattis. Roast it on tava. Pour oil in between roasting. Enjoy it with chutney sabji or sauce....