Friday 28 October 2016

Shahi Dahi Bhalla

Shahi Dahi Bhalla

Dahi Bhalla is a simple dish that we oftenly enjoy during our special times with our family and friends. Our meals are incomplete without their presence. This is again a celebration time of festival and my Blog is also getting its 200th post, so to celebrate this occasion I added richness to this dish with kesar (saffron) and dry fruits thus making it simple, easy and exotic.

This diwali try this Shahi Dahi Balla to impress & delight your family and friends...

Prepration Time : 20 Min

Resting Time : 5 to 6 hours

Cooking Time : 20 Min

Ingredients : 

  • 2 Cup White split gram dal (urad dal)
  • 1 kg Curd
  • Oil for frying
  • Saffron Soaked in 1 tablespoon of water
  • 1/2 Teaspoon green cardamom powder
  • 1/2 Tablespoon sugar
For Filling :
  • 1 Tablespoon ginger julienne
  • 2 Tablespoon raisins 
  • 2 Tablespoon chopped cashew nuts
  • 2 Tablespoon chopped pistachio nuts
  • 2 Green chillies chopped
  • 2 Tablespoon fresh coriander chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • Salt according to taste

Procedure : 
  • First of all soak urad dal in enough water for 5 to 6 hours. Add urad dal to mixer and grind it to a paste make sure that the paste is thick add a pinch of salt while bringing it

  • Soak saffron in water and keep aside

  • Lets prepare the curd and keep a side. Take curd and pass it trough a stainer so that we get a smooth texture. Add sugar, saffron and green cardamom powder to the curd and beat it till you get a smooth consistency 

  • In a bowl add ginger julienne, raisins, cashew nuts, pistachio nuts, green chilly, coriander, salt and roasted cumin powder and mix well

  • Heat oil in a kadai
  • Dip your hands in water take a tablespoon of dal batter in your hand spread it as shown in picture. Add a tablespoon of filling mixture on this batter

  • Now cover the filling mixture with 1/2 tablespoon of batter as shown in picture. It will come like a round shape bhalla. Gently slide this into a hot oil

  • Deep fry bhalla on medium flame till it is properly cooked 

  • In a bowl take warm water add 1 teaspoon of sugar and a 1/2 tea spoon of salt in this water

  • Once your bhalla is fried soak them into this warm water for 10 to 15 minutes. After 15 minutes take out bhalla from warm water and squeeze them

  • Repeat the step with rest of the batter
  • Take a platter add squeezed bhalla on it and pour prepared curd on these bhalla

  • Keep it in refrigerator and serve it chilled

Tip :  

  • You can add dry fruit of your choice
  • Cook bhalla on medium flame so that it is cooked properly 

Wednesday 26 October 2016

Sooji Ka Halwa

Sooji Ka Halwa

This one dish is a simple delicacy that we had been enjoying since our childhood. We can't forget its association with almost all rituals. Everyone is having her own version of halwa, this is my version where I added saffron and little bit of milk to give more nutrients to my family. Hope you will also make it for your family and delight them this diwali.

Preparation Time : 5 Min

Cooking Time : 15 to 20 Min

Ingredients : 

  • 1 Cup sooji (rava)
  • 1/2 Cup Ghee
  • 3/4 Cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon green cardamon powder
  • Pinch of saffron dissolved in 1 tablespoon of milk
  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • 2 Cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon raisins (kishmish)
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped almonds
  • 1 tablespoon musk melon seeds
Procedure : 
  • Soak saffron in a tablespoon of milk and keep aside
  • Take thick bottomed pan add ghee to this and heat it. Now add sooji and keep stirring it over low flame till the sooji is properly roasted and you can feel a nice aroma. This needs time and patience, so do this step properly

  • Once the sooji is done add raisins and almonds to this and roast it for a minute or two

  • Mix 2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of milk together 

  • Add water mixture, saffron milk and cardamom powder to sooji and stir till it is cooked 

  • Now add sugar and cook it for three to four minutes

  • Add a tablespoon of ghee it will give a nice texture to your halwa

  • Serve hot and garnish it with musk melon seeds

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